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HANDCRAFTED TRIPS

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COUNTRIES

THE WORLD LEADERS IN TRAVEL FOR 72 YEARS

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CONTINENTS

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MILLION HAPPY GUESTS & COUNTING

Jervis Bay, New South Wales

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Find your magic moment. Is it when you sense familiarity in a foreign place or when you feel the warmth of a smile from a complete stranger? Is it in the unabridged joy of learning something new or in the collective laugh with friends over a hearty meal? It’s the people and places we’ve known since 1947, with feedback from over five million guests like you, that fuels our relentless pursuit to connect you to the places we go. We give you the real thing, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. We have carefully crafted unique trips to enable you to reveal the rich diversity of the world, so you’re free to just be; be happy, be inspired, be in the moment. From the iconic to the unexpected, you’ll hear the secrets of your fellow Australian and New Zealand locals and connect with the things you dreamed of – and things you never even imagined. You’ll get to the heart and soul of each place and break bread with those who are the fabric of the rich history. You’ll go beyond the ‘ready-made’ facade that everyone else sees. From snorkelling among the colourful hues of fish in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to learning the centuries-old singing and dancing traditions of New Zealand’s Māori heritage; no experience is quite like the other. You won’t just leave footprints on the ground, but thanks to our JoinTrafalgar initiatives powered by TreadRight, leave a lasting legacy for the betterment of locals and the future of their communities. Good conversation. Good people. Good Times. Join us as we uncover what it means to truly connect to the real Australia and New Zealand in 2019.

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CONTENTS 21 HANDCRAFTED ITINERARIES. 25 CITIES. LEAVE THE GUIDEBOOKS AT HOME, AND LET US SHOW YOU THE REAL AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

TRIPS YOU'LL LOVE

Simply The Best Way To Travel

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Real Connections

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AUSTRALIA TRIPS

Days

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Real Ease

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Outback Adventure

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Real Joy

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Outback Safari

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20

Ways To Explore

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Wonders of the Pilbara and West Coast

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Ways To Save

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Untamed Kimberley

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The Meaning of Family

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Perfect Tasmania

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Booking Conditions

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Tassie's Parks and Nature

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28

Extend Your Stay

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Tassie Getaway

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Travel Information

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East Coast Islands and Rainforest Queensland Islands and Rainforest Tastes of Southern Australia

Cairns Broome Broom

AUSTRALIA WESTERN AUSTRALIA Geraldton

Tennant Creek

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island

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Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

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MINI STAYS Darwin

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Uluṟu and Kings Canyon Unearthed

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Sydney and the Blue Mountains

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Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

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Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road

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Best of New Zealand

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New Zealand Splendour

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Hamilton Island

NEW ZEALAND TRIPS

Alice Springs Uluru

QUEENSLAND

Rockhampton Rockhampto Fraser Island Gold Coast

SOUTH AUSTRALIA Coober Pedy

Perth

NEW SOUTH WALES

The Barossa Adelaide Kangaroo Island

Contrasts of New Zealand Southern Spectacular Northern Discovery

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Sydney

CANBERRA ANBERRA

Bay of Islands

VICTORIA

Auckland Rotorua

Melbourne

TASMANIA

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Launceston Hobart

NEW ZEALAND Franz Josef Milford Sound

WELLINGTON WELLINGT Christchurch

Queenstown

TRIP STYLE KEY Country Explorer

Mini Stay

Read more about our trip styles on page 14.

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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SIMPLY THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL AS THE LEADERS IN TRAVEL SINCE 1947, YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO SEE YOUR HOME AND NEIGHBOURING REGIONS IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT. BE PREPARED TO UNCOVER THE RICH SOUL OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND AS IF STEPPING FOOT ON THESE TWO GREAT SOUTHERN LANDS FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME.

R EAL C O NN EC T I O N S No matter which trip you choose, you can be assured of a carefully handcrafted itinerary packed with unique Trafalgar Highlights that will connect you to Australia and New Zealand like never before. You’ll see the icons, but also connect with locals who are proud to bring you into their homes, share their cultures and tell their tales. You’ll stay in places that are the fabric of the communities you visit and be connected to unique Hidden Gems thanks to the depth and knowledge of your Trafalgar team. Read more p.6

R EAL EASE You choose the destination and your itinerary – we take care of the rest. You will experience the real Australia and New Zealand without worrying about a thing. You’ll feel the freedom to just be – to be in the moment and to be truly connected. It’s Trafalgar’s 72 years of travel expertise and the very best on road teams that guarantees you will enjoy Simply The Best holiday. Read more p.12

R EAL J OY It might be a minute, an hour, a day; it’s that feeling of pure joy that’s found in a ‘pinch me’ moment you didn’t expect. With everything taken care of, you are free to live in the moment and connect to people, places and experiences in your own backyard in ways you could never imagine. But don’t take our word for it, take it from over five million past happy travellers from across the globe. Read more p.13

GET INSPIRED DAILY

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REAL CONNECTIONS WE TRAVEL TO CONNECT; TO MEET THE PEOPLE, HEAR THE SOUNDS AND TASTE THE FLAVOURS. FOR THAT INDESCRIBABLE BUZZ OF EXPERIENCING SOMETHING NEW FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. OUR WAY OF EXPLORING AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WILL GET YOU CLOSER TO THE PLACES YOU CALL HOME. FROM SHARING STORIES WITH FELLOW LOCALS OVER DELICIOUS MEALS AND SEEING THE ICONS IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT, TO UNCOVERING HIDDEN GEMS THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE EVER KNOWN ABOUT, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TRULY DISCOVER YOUR OWN BACKYARD. DIVE INTO CULTURE, STAY IN OVERNIGHTS STEEPED WITH STORIES AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU ON EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS.

I C O N S K EY Keep an eye out for these handcrafted Trafalgar experiences. Connect With Locals

Make a Difference

Dive Into Culture

Local Specialist

Stays With Stories

The Icons

Hidden Gems 6

Uluá¹&#x;u (Ayers Rock)

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CONNECT WITH LOC ALS | THE REAL THIN G

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

The people you’ll meet IT’S THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE PLACES WE GO SO SPECIAL. WE GIVE YOU ACCESS TO OUR LOCAL FRIENDS, SO YOU CAN BE WELCOMED INTO THEIR HOMES AND HEAR THEIR STORIES OVER LOVINGLY-PREPARED MEALS. WE CALL THEM ‘BE MY GUEST’ EXPERIENCES – IT’S THESE MOMENTS THAT WILL CREATE TRAVEL MEMORIES TO BE SAVOURED FOR A LIFETIME.

ANGIE & STAN TAYLOR

THE FALZON FAMILY

LANCE & BRIDGETTE O’SULLIVAN

Experience warm and friendly

See Alice Springs through the

Meet former New Zealand

Kiwi hospitality at its best as you

eyes of the locals as the Falzon

champion jockey, Lance and his

join our hosts, Angie and Stan in

family take you in for a home-

wife Bridgette on their dairy

their home in the breathtaking

cooked gourmet barbecue at

farm in the North Island’s

Southern Alps of New Zealand.

the Earth Sanctuary World

Waikato region and discover

Feast on a delicious home-

Nature Centre. Hear stories of

New Zealand’s horse racing

cooked meal (including Angie’s

indigenous astronomy, culture

traditions over a sumptuous

famous pavlova dessert!) at their

and ecology and join the family

country-style lunch at their

stunning property and relax as

for a sing-a-long accompanied

famous Red Barn.

you hear about a lifetime spent

by guitar and a didgeridoo.

WHERE? Waikato, New Zealand

farming in New Zealand.

WHERE? Alice Springs, Australia

WHAT TRIP? Contrasts

WHERE? Southern Alps,

WHAT TRIP? Outback Adventure

of New Zealand (p.48).

New Zealand

(p.18), Outback Safari (p.20).

WHAT TRIP? Best of New Zealand (p.44), New Zealand Splendour (p.46), Southern Spectacular (p.50).

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T H E R E A L T H I N G | D I V E I N TO C U LT U R E

DIVE INTO CULTURE

The things that you’ll do

DIVE DEEPER INTO THE INCREDIBLE AND CONTRASTING CULTURES OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND AS YOU TASTE, TOUCH, SMELL AND SEE FOR AN EXPERIENCE THAT WILL GET YOU CLOSER THAN YOU’VE EVER BEEN BEFORE. FORGET WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW – IT’S THESE NEW MEMORIES MADE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD THAT WILL BE CHERISHED FOREVER, BROUGHT TO LIFE THOUGH OUR PASSION FOR TRAVEL AND DESTINATION EXPERTISE IN A WAY THAT A GUIDEBOOK NEVER COULD.

TAMAKI MAORI VILLAGE, ROTORUA

GORDON RIVER CRUISE, STRAHAN, TASMANIA

SUNSET UNDER THE MILKY WAY, ULURU

Join the Tamaki Family Marae at the Tamaki

You’ll feel like you’re perched at the edge of

You’ll experience the real magic of the

Māori Village for an exclusive evening of Māori

the world as your captain navigates the calm

Outback in Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

culture and traditions, including a must try

waters of one of the last great untouched

View the changing colours of a Red Centre

New Zealand Hangi – a traditional celebration

wilderness areas on earth. Sit back, relax and

sunset with a glass of sparkling wine, and

feast cooked under the ground.

take it all in as you admire the endless

then spend the evening under the stars whilst

WHAT TRIP? Best of New Zealand (p.44),

landscape, ocean, islands and bays, while

enjoying the amazing views of Uluṟu.

New Zealand Splendour (p.46), Contrasts of

enjoying a chef-prepared lunch.

WHAT TRIP? Outback Adventure (p.18),

New Zealand (p.48), Northern Discovery (p.52).

WHAT TRIP? Perfect Tasmania (p.26),

Outback Safari (p.20).

Tassie's Parks and Nature (p.28).

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S TAYS W I T H S TO R I E S | T H E R E A L T H I N G

STAYS WITH STORIES

The places you’ll stay

WE GO OUT OF OUR WAY TO HAND-PICK EXCEPTIONAL HOTELS FOR EVERY ITINERARY, INCLUDING OUR EXTRA SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION THAT WE CALL ‘STAYS WITH STORIES’. MORE THAN JUST A BED FOR THE NIGHT, EACH OF THESE UNIQUE STAYS HAS ITS OWN STORY TO TELL AND INVITES YOU TO BECOME A PART OF ITS LEGACY EVERY TIME YOU REST YOUR HEAD.

REEF VIEW HOTEL, HAMILTON ISLAND Situated among one of the world’s most beautiful tropical islands, you’ll wake up to luxurious surroundings with crystal clear waters and breathtaking views towards the Great Barrier Reef; one of the Seven Natural Wonders. WHAT TRIP? East Coast Islands and Rainforest (p.32), Queensland Islands and Rainforest (p.34).

Image courtesy of Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

CRADLE MOUNTAIN HOTEL, TASMANIA With picture-perfect views of Tasmania’s wilderness, this scenic stay is situated on the edge of the spectacular Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park. Explore the walking paths and discover native wildlife, including wallabies and wombats, for a taste of Aussie nature at its best. WHAT TRIP? Perfect Tasmania (p.26), Tassie's Parks and Nature (p.28).

Image courtesy of The Cradle Mountain Hotel

PUNAKAIKI RESORT, PUNAKAIKI This peaceful eco-friendly resort on the South Island’s wild west coast is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park, and boasts the Tasman Sea at its doorstep. Don’t miss waking up to a west coast sunrise and breathing in the refreshing coastal air, camera essential. WHAT TRIP? Best of New Zealand (p.44), New Zealand Splendour (p. 46), Southern Spectacular (p.50).

Image courtesy of Punakaiki Resort

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

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THE REAL THING | HIDDEN GEMS

THE IC ONS

The things you’ll see FROM THE WHITE TIPPED SAILS OF THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, THE WONDERS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND THE THUNDERING WATERFALLS OF MILFORD SOUND, WE’LL HAVE YOU TICKING OFF THE ICONS THAT YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMT OF WHILST GETTING AN ‘EXCLUSIVE’, CLOSER LOOK THANKS TO OUR LOCAL SPECIALISTS.

HIDDEN GEMS

The secrets you’ll hear

YOUR TRAVEL DIRECTORS WILL CONNECT YOU TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ON AN EVEN DEEPER LEVEL THROUGH SHARING THEIR FAVOURITE PLACES AND SPECIAL HIDDEN GEMS THAT YOU MAY NEVER HAVE THE CHANCE TO DISCOVER ALONE. THINK FOODIE HAVENS, SHOPPING DISTRICTS AND INCREDIBLE VISTAS – OUR TEAM HAVE ALWAYS GOT YOU COVERED.

THUNDER CREEK FALLS, NEW ZEALAND Discover one of New Zealand’s most remote and scenic waterfalls in the Haast River Valley of Mount Aspiring National Park. As your Travel Director showcases this special spot, you’ll experience something pretty special, but we can’t possibly tell you what just yet… WHAT TRIP? Best of New Zealand (p.44), New Zealand Splendour (p.46), Contrasts of New Zealand (p.48), Southern Spectacular (p.50).

CRUISE ON THE GORDON RIVER IN TASMANIA Venture deep into the wilderness of Tasmania, gliding through Hell’s Gates into the Southern Ocean, then up the Gordon River. Ancient rainforests line your route along this pristine river setting – a place of pioneers, prisoners and pines, which you will have an opportunity to experience on board this unforgettable river cruise. WHAT TRIP? Perfect Tasmania (p.26), Tassie's Parks and Nature (p.28). 10

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE | THE REAL THING

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

By travelling with us

Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua, New Zealand

TRAVEL TODAY AND YOU’LL SUSTAIN TOMORROW. WHETHER DIRECTLY OR

VISIT THE RAINBOW SPRINGS NATURE PARK & KIWI ENCOUNTER

INDIRECTLY, YOUR TRAVELS WITHIN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND WILL HELP SUSTAIN LOCAL COMMUNITIES, SUPPORT

Meet New Zealand’s magical little kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs Nature Park

INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR LIVELIHOODS OR

and learn about the kiwi conservation program, which helps ensure the

HELP CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

continual ability to research, house and feed these precious birds so that they can continue to survive for generations to come. WHAT TRIP? Contrasts of New Zealand (p.48).

VISIT THE ULURU – KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK This protected area in Australia’s Northern Territory is a quintessential must-see for any explorer. Stroll through the park and discover how your Invest In Local Communities

Protect The Environment

Partner For A Better Future

visit helps not only support the environment but also the traditions of the local Muṯitjulu community. WHAT TRIP? Outback Adventure (p.18), Outback Safari (p.20).

impact on the people and

From global initiatives such as

sustainable tourism projects

communities we visit, to

a program to support

worldwide with many more

protect wild and marine life,

artisanal enterprise, to a Fund

on the horizon.

Trafalgar is an active

and to care for the planet we

to save the Big Cats in Africa,

partner and supporter of

all call home.

through to local grass roots

Each time you choose to travel

initiatives such as the ban of

with Trafalgar or any of our

By providing grants to

single-use plastics in TTC’s

TTC brands, you can rest

The Travel Corporation’s

organisations that encourage

regional offices across all

assured you are Making your

(TTC) family of brands, the

sustainability, TreadRight

locations globally,

Travel Matter and supporting a

Foundation is a not- for-profit

hopes to maintain the natural

TreadRight’s respect and care

change for good.

working to Make Travel Matter.

attractions, unique heritages

for our planet is far reaching.

The TreadRight mission is

and native species across the

To date TreadRight has

clear, to have a positive

world that define each region.

helped support some 50-plus

the TreadRight Foundation. An initiative supported by

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REAL EASE Travel without a care in the world YOU CHOOSE THE DESTINATION, AND WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST. WITH 72 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AND 80+ AWARDS UNDER OUR BELT, YOU’LL TRAVEL WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD. IT’S THE REAL THING, WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT A THING.

YOUR TRAVEL DIRECTORS

YOUR MEALS

Carefully selected and trained to fulfil your

With your expert Driver or Driver Guide, you’ll

We know how important food is to your

individual travel dreams, our knowledgeable

travel without having to worry about your own

whole travel experience – which is why you’ll

Travel Directors will bring your holiday to

sense of direction. Just recline, relax and enjoy

start every morning with an included

life. Think of them like the ultimate local

the picturesque vistas from the comfort of

breakfast and have the chance to enjoy

expert, creating an experience that is

your window. We’ll get you right to the

traditional fare through included local meals

totally seamless.

doorstep of your accommodation and even

and Be My Guest experiences; allowing you to

pack and unload your bags, too.

truly taste the diversity of each region.

YOUR LOCAL SPECIALIST Your hand-picked Local Specialists will take

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YOUR TRANSPORT

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

YOUR SIGHTSEEING

you deep into the heart of Australia and New

We take pride in selecting the best

Sure, you’ll get access to all the iconic sites

Zealand with real experiences like no other.

accommodation that capture the real essence

– but when you travel with us, we’ll also take

Just like you, this is their home and they’re

of your destination. From hotels with great

you beyond the guidebooks. You’ll unearth

delighted to swap stories and let you in on

locations to our incredible Stays With Stories

unique experiences through included extras

the secrets you might not know about.

experiences dotted around Australia and New

and show-stopping optional activities, only

Zealand, everything is taken care of.

made possible by those in the know.

Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

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REAL JOY It’s that ‘special moment’

REAL GUES T S FEEDBAC K I N D E P E N D E N T LY R ATED BY FEEFO

THE FEELING OF PURE JOY. WHEN YOUR EYES ARE EXCITED BY THE WORLD AROUND YOU AND YOU JUST CAN’T WIPE

OUR GUESTS ARE AT THE HEART OF

THE SMILE OFF YOUR FACE. IT’S THE MAGIC OF TRAVEL

EVERYTHING WE DO. THESE REVIEWS

AND DISCOVERY.

FUEL OUR MOTIVATION TO CRAFT SIMPLY

Whether you find it sitting poolside sipping on cocktails in the Whitsundays, getting acquainted with enchanting local wildlife, discovering some of Melbourne’s most eclectic hidden lanes or taking a thrilling Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown, we’ll bring you the moments that will let your best self shine. But don’t take our word for it, see what our guests have to say.

THE BEST HOLIDAYS. " I appreciated all the planning that went into arranging accommodations [and the] excellent meals. We enjoyed the opportunities to mingle and socialise with the other members of our group. I highly recommend

Because we believe so much in what we do, we invite all guests to

your trips"

leave their honest reviews, 100% of which are published online,

David, travelled on

live and unedited for all to see.

New Zealand Splendour

" Simply the best!!! We’ve been travelling with Trafalgar for 5 years now and we’re always satisfied and happy, but with our Tastes of Southern Australia trip was more than we expected! We will always remember this for the rest of our lives. I hope your future travellers will also experience how it is to be special." Marites, Travelled on Tastes of Southern Australia

These are just two examples of many transparent reviews we welcome on Feefo. Go to trafalgar.com/reviews to see for yourself. Shotover Jet, Queenstown, New Zealand

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WAYS TO EXPLORE WE’VE TAILORED THESE UNIQUE TRAVEL STYLES TO GIVE YOU A MORE PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE, HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO EXPLORE.

C OUN T RY E X P LOR E R For: Those with a keen interest in one destination What you get? One country, done in depth. With less distance to cover, you’ll focus on exploring more of a single region – from the icons to the Hidden Gems. 17 TRIPS, 5-18 DAYS

MIN I S TAY For: Those looking for a more independent style of travel What you get? You will be hosted by a Driver Guide, who is a Local Specialist to the particular area you visit each day of your trip. You’ll benefit from hearing the different viewpoints from your different hosts each day and see the places you visit through their true local lens. 4 TRIPS, 3-4 DAYS

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Mount Cook, South Island, New Zealand

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WAYS TO SAVE BO O K EAR LY SAVE UP TO

A$820

*

Pay in full by 31 January 2019 and save up to 10%.

BO O K AGAI N

VIP

BENEFIT SAVE UP TO

2.5% BOOK W IT H C ON F ID E N C E DEPOSIT PROTECTION

GOLD SEAL PROTECTION Our Gold Seal Additional Protection gives you insurance while you’re away, including trip cancellation up to 30 days prior to travel or interruptions to your trip due to illness. See page 53.

exclusive offers with us. When you book two or more trips. The more you book, the more you save.

BO O K TO G ET H ER SAVE

If you’re forced to cancel your trip, you won’t lose your deposit. We’ll keep it for five years as a credit towards a future trip.

Travel as a past guest and unlock

5% SAVE UP TO

10% EXTRA

Everyone saves 5% when you travel in groups of 5 or more people. On most trips for young travellers (5-15 years). For sharing in triple rooms.

DISCOUNTS

SHARED

ROOMING

Travelling solo? To avoid any extra costs, we can pair you in a shared room with a fellow traveller of the same gender.

EXC LU SI V E AI R D EAL S Book Early Discount Conditions: *Per person, based on based on Best of New Zealand January - March 2019 departures. These Book Early/Early Bird Savings and Discounts apply to the land portion of selected holidays and 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 at any time without notice. See page 48 for full conditions. General Conditions: Discounts and savings only apply to the land portion of your holiday and are not applicable with extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges, airport transfers and does not apply on any internal air portion of a trip. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest exclusive offers are only available on select trips and departures after your initial trip is completed, not available on Mini Stays. Book again with two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously and must be seven days or longer, savings are applied to the lowest price trip, not applicable on Mini Stays. Groups must be booked at the same time and on the same booking number, not available on our Mini Stays. Group discount is not combinable with Past Guest or Young Traveller discounts. Young travellers must be aged 5-15 at time of travel and accompanied by at least one adult sharing a room, discount is limited to one discount per room and is not combinable with our Group, Triple and Past Guest discounts or offers. Triple reduction is based on three guests sharing one room with an extra bed which may be a roll-away. Discount is not combinable with our Young Traveller discount. Shared rooming is not applicable on our Mini Stays and any optional extensions. Holidays 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.

With great fares with our airline partners, getting to your holiday destination has never been more affordable. Visit Trafalgar.com or contact your local travel agent.

D EF I N I T E DEPAR T U R E S 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 tick ü when browsing prices and dates on trafalgar.com.

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THE MEANING OF

FAMILY FOR TRAFALGAR, OUR DEFINITION IS SIMPLE.

Family is at the heart of everything we do. 72 years young, Trafalgar is the founding

everything we do. Trafalgar today is the most

At TTC we take our responsibility and the

travel brand of The Travel Corporation (TTC),

awarded travel brand, with 80+ awards. As I

privilege of being able to traverse continents,

the world’s leading travel company. A family

proudly look back on Trafalgar’s 72-year

countries and communities personally. We

business, in its fourth generation, I am

journey, I am excited as I can clearly see how

want to ensure that we are crafting holidays

humbled to continue this legacy as the CEO

the combination of our roots and our passion

for every place, taste and pace, with our

of Trafalgar.

inspire us to challenge ourselves and

family values at the heart of every experience.

continue to craft unique personal

This care factor permeates everything we do:

experiences for our guests; connecting them

from not only looking after our guests but

to a diverse view of the world. It’s the genuine

also looking after the planet.

It all started a century ago, when my grandfather, in a small hotel in South Africa made a commitment to deliver exceptional service. This marked the beginning of our family motto: “in pursuit of excellence”. It is this very ethos which fuelled my uncle Stanley

care for our travellers, our teams and the places we visit that unites us to deliver simply the best holidays.

We are relentless in our consideration of how we can positively impact the places we visit. Trafalgar and our 30 sister brands,

Tollman, to take this humble beginning from a

In 2019 we will mark an important milestone,

aim to not just tread light, but rather

single small hotel and build the world’s

a decade of connecting travellers to the

tread right. A decade ago my cousin Brett,

largest privately-owned travel company.

places we love through Trafalgar’s pioneering

TTC’s CEO, established the TreadRight

exclusive Be My Guest experiences. It was our

Foundation to achieve this goal and a

belief, a decade ago, that “breaking bread”

number of years ago, we started the

with locals gave our guests a unique

JoinTrafalgar program to ensure we work

perspective of their culture and lifestyle. It’s

collaboratively to Make Travel Matter.

Today, Stanley Tollman remains the Chairman of Trafalgar and, in his 80’s, works every day to drive this brand to new heights. I am privileged to work alongside him and witness the unrelenting vision first hand which ensures that each of our guests experience personal, honest & heartfelt service on and off trip. It’s the founding philosophy of excellence

these moments of connection where we are reminded of how we all share a common thread, and we gain perspective on how small this big world really is. And in doing so,

And so, from my family to yours, I hope you join us and I wish you happy travels full of joy, happiness & rich connections in 2019.

we taste the real flavours and savour the very last drop.

that remains our guiding light and permeates

GAVIN TOLLMAN Trafalgar CEO

a f a m i ly o f br a n d s

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FA MI LY M O ME N T S From top left to right: Arnold and Stanley Tollman in Trafalgar Square; Brett and Gavin Tollman in Trafalgar Square; Gavin Tollman with his dogs, Snoopy and Clyde; Beatrice Tollman and her children in 1967.

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OU TBAC K A DV EN T U R E 15 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 24 MEALS | FROM A$6145pp*

TRAVERSE THE CONTINENT TO UNCOVER THE STUNNING BEAUTY OF AUSTRALIA'S VAST AND VARIED LANDSCAPES, FROM ADELAIDE, THROUGH THE RED CENTRE AND ONTO TROPICAL DARWIN IN THE TOP END.

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Woomera, historic Telegraph Station and Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs, historic Daly Waters Pub

CRUISE on Katherine Gorge, Yellow Water Billabong and Darwin Harbour VIEW Wilpena Pound, an opal

demonstration, sunset and sunrise at Uluṟu, Aboriginal rock art, waterfalls in Litchfield National Park

SEE a wide range of birdlife and crocodiles

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Uluṟu (Ayers Rock)

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WILPENA POUND - PORT AUGUSTA Join your Travel Director for a leisurely walk to Wangarra Lookout and visit Hills Homestead, the home of brave settlers who sought to make a life in the harsh Australian environment. Journey through Pichi Richi Pass and historic Quorn bound for Port Augusta. (BB, DW) Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments PORT AUGUSTA - COOBER PEDY We visit a former rocket-testing site at Woomera this morning, before travelling through salt-lake country to Coober Pedy, regarded by many as the opal capital of the world. View an opal demonstration with a 'Local Specialist', who'll then lead you through some of the town's iconic underground buildings. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', providing an opportunity to experience Coober Pedy ‘dugout' living. (BB, DW, ) Hotel: Desert Cave COOBER PEDY - ULUṞU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) Continue your journey to the Red Centre, arriving in Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights. 'Make a Difference' with your visit which helps support a Join Trafalgar initiative to protect the environment and preserve the traditions of the native Muṯitjulu community. This evening, sparkling wine is served as you witness the sunset over Australia's most renowned natural landmark. (BB, ) Hotel: Desert Gardens ULUṞU SUNRISE - KATA TJUṮA (THE OLGAS) Rise early this morning and ‘Dive into Culture', witnessing a soul-stirring Red Centre sunrise. Embark on a tour around the base of Uluṟu, then enjoy a self-guided stroll or take a guided walk to Muṯitjulu Waterhole, whose ancient Aboriginal rock paintings have been preserved for millions of years. Your journey continues to Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas), thirty-six ) domes of red-hued sedimentary rock. (BB,

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ALICE SPRINGS - TENNANT CREEK Visit the legendary School of the Air this morning with a 'Local Specialist', then travel north, stopping to view Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an intriguing outcrop of granite boulders. We overnight in the former gold-mining town of Tennant Creek. (BB, DW) Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn TENNANT CREEK - KATHERINE Wet your whistle at the historic Daly Waters Pub, before continuing to Mataranka for a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear thermal springs. Spend the night in Katherine, where the outback meets the tropics. (BB, DW) Hotel: Paraway Motel

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KATHERINE - KAKADU Our first stop is Nitmiluk National Park, where we'll embark on a leisurely cruise along the Katherine Gorge. Venturing deep into Kakadu, we'll cruise with a 'Local Specialist' on Yellow Water Billabong, famed for its diverse species of birdlife and estuarine crocodiles. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile

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KAKADU - DARWIN (2 NIGHTS) Visit Ubirr, one of Kakadu's renowned Aboriginal rock art sites. This afternoon, your choice of sightseeing in Darwin could see you visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where Trafalgar will treat you to dinner, visit Crocosaurus Cove, or perhaps sit back and relax under the stars at Darwin's famous Deckchair Cinema. (BB) Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK Travel to Litchfield National Park. We'll view Florence Falls, then venture to Wangi Falls with free time to swim in the large waterhole, before returning to Darwin. This evening, set sail on Darwin Harbour with your Travel Director for Farewell Dinner Cruise. (BB, FD) DEPART DARWIN Your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*All pric es are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

KINGS CANYON - ALICE SPRINGS (2 NIGHTS) The outback seems to stretch endlessly as you journey past vast cattle properties today en route to Alice Springs. Visit the historic Telegraph Station, the first communication link between Australia and England. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort D Dinner RM Regional Meal DW Dinner With Wine

ALICE SPRINGS SIGHTSEEING After breakfast, ‘Dive into Culture' and join a local Aboriginal guide to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Then visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. ‘Connect with Locals' later, joining the Falzon family at their Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a Be My Guest home-cooked barbecue dinner and insights into the sustainable lifestyle the family , ) has created. (BB, D,

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ULUṞU (AYERS ROCK) - KINGS CANYON Continue through the stark red desert landscape to Kings Canyon, admiring its ancient red rock walls that soar 100 metres above Kings Creek. Trace the rim of the canyon and connect with the natural beauty of Watarrka National Park or take a leisurely stroll along the sandy creek bed. (BB, DW) Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

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ARRIVE ADELAIDE The ‘City of Churches' is yours to explore (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm) before meeting a 'Local Specialist' later for a guided tour of Adelaide Central Market. Spend a relaxing evening with your Travel Director at a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR, DW) Hotel: Stamford Plaza ADELAIDE - WILPENA POUND Journey to one of Australia's oldest wine regions, the Clare Valley, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' at Sevenhill Cellars. Later, continue to the heart of the Flinders Ranges to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre spanning nearly 8,000 hectares. (BB, DW) Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort

Planner

YOUR HOLIDAY Start Adelaide

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Twin Share

TU 16 APR TU 30 APR

6145

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6145 6145

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6475 6475

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TU 23 JUL TU 06 AUG TU 09 JUL TU 23 JUL

6475 6475

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6475

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6475 6475

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1800 p.p.

Exceptions

A$1580 p.p.

16 Apr 19 to 21 May 19

Young traveller discount: SAVE up to A$615 Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$155

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$305 p.p.

SAVE

A$615 p.p.

TRIP

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS At Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, you'll hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy, while enjoying an Aussie outback barbecue dinner. (Day 9)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Witness a soul-stirring sunrise over Uluṟu. (Day 6) Join a local Aboriginal guide to earn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park. (Day 9)

STAYS WITH STORIES A family owned property that brings Coober Pedy ‘dugout' living to life, the Desert Cave Hotel offers guests an opportunity to gain insights into the town's opal mining heritage and the unique experience of sleeping underground. (Day 4) AUSTRALIA

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE When you explore Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa National Park you'll discover how your visit helps support not only the environment, but the traditions of the Muṯitjulu community.(Days 5-6)

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OU TBAC K SAFA R I 11 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 16 MEALS | FROM A$4625pp*

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SPIRITUAL HEART OF AUSTRALIA. WITNESS THE GRANDEUR OF ULUṞU, CONNECT WITH THE LOCAL AṈANGU PEOPLE AND JOURNEY ALONG THE STUART HIGHWAY FROM ALICE SPRINGS TO THE TROPICAL NORTH.

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ARRIVE ULUṞU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) Meet your Travel Director at Ayers Rock Resort (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). Together, we journey to the dual World Heritage listed Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa National Park, where you'll get to know your travelling companions at a Welcome Reception with sparkling wine at a majestic sunset over Australia's most treasured natural landmark. 'Make a Difference' with your visit which will help support a Join Trafalgar initiative to protect the environment and preserve the traditions of the native Muṯitjulu community. Our home for the next two nights is one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' - the Desert Gardens Hotel. (WR,  ) Hotel: Desert Gardens ULUṞU SUNRISE - KATA TJUṮA (THE OLGAS) Witness a soul-stirring Red Centre sunrise over Uluṟu as you 'Dive into Culture' and embark on a tour around the base of this iconic natural wonder. Connect with your ancient surrounds, taking a self-guided stroll or guided walk to Muṯitjulu Waterhole. Your Travel Director will reveal the significance of the well-preserved Aboriginal rock paintings before your journey continues to Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas). Toast to another magnificent sunset with a glass of sparkling wine and watch as their characteristic rocky domes change colour in the fading light. (BB,  ) AYERS ROCK - KINGS CANYON Today's journey takes us to the towering red rock walls of Kings Canyon. But not before a stop at Kings Creek Station, the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Hear the story of owners Ian and Lynn Conway and their dedication to Aboriginal children in the region's remote communities. Later, trace the rim of the canyon and connect with the natural beauty of Watarrka National Park or consider a leisurely stroll along the sandy creek bed. (BB, DW) Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort KINGS CANYON - ALICE SPRINGS (2 NIGHTS) Travel past vast cattle properties today en route to Alice Springs, a journey which provides a perspective of the enormous magnitude of the Australian outback. Visit the historic Telegraph Station. Established in 1872, it was the first communication link between Australia and England. Then, drive to Anzac Hill for panoramic views over ‘The Alice'. (BB) Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort ALICE SPRINGS After breakfast this morning, ‘Dive into Culture' and join a local Aboriginal guide at the Alice Springs Desert Park to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People. Visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to hear from a 'Local Specialist' how this iconic facility provides emergency medical assistance in the outback. This evening, ‘Connect with Locals', joining the Falzon family for a home-cooked Be My Guest barbecue dinner at their Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Here you will gain insights into the sustainable lifestyle the family has created and hear about their passion for ecology, astronomy and culture. (BB, D,  ,  )

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School of the Air this morning with a 'Local Specialist' and witness a classroom lesson broadcast over 1.3 million square kilometres to children living in remote locations. Travel north, stopping at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), an intriguing outcrop of granite boulders that hold great spiritual significance to the Aboriginal owners of the land. Arrive in Tennant Creek, a former gold-mining town, where we stay tonight. (BB, DW) Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn

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TENNANT CREEK - KATHERINE Journey back in time with a stop at the 1930s Daly Waters Pub, before continuing to Mataranka for a refreshing swim in its crystal-clear thermal springs. Spend the night in Katherine. (BB, DW) Hotel: Paraway Motel KATHERINE - KAKADU Embark on a tranquil cruise along the Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Then, venture deep into Kakadu, cruising with a 'Local Specialist' on Yellow Water Billabong, renowned for its diverse species of birdlife, including sea eagles, brolgas and brilliantly hued kingfishers. Watch as the lazy estuarine crocodiles sun themselves on the sandy banks. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile KAKADU - DARWIN (2 NIGHTS) Visit Ubirr and admire its superb Aboriginal rock art dating back over 20,000 years, then walk to nearby Nadab Lookout, for scenic views over the surrounding wetlands and escarpments. This afternoon, your choice of sightseeing in Darwin could see you visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, where Trafalgar will treat you to dinner, visit Crocosaurus Cove at your leisure, or perhaps sit back and relax under the stars at Darwin's famous Deckchair Cinema. (BB) Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK Travel to Litchfield National Park today, pausing to examine the park's iconic termite mounds. Continue to Florence Falls, a double-plunge waterfall, then venture to Wangi Falls with some free time to swim in the large waterhole, before returning to Darwin. This evening, set sail on Darwin Harbour with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for Farewell Dinner Cruise. (BB, FD) DEPART DARWIN Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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4625 4625

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4950 4950

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1300 p.p.

Exceptions

A$1065 p.p.

20 Apr 19 to 25 May 19:

Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$495

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$125

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$250 p.p.

SAVE

A$495 p.p.

TRIP

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Meet the Falzon family, who have entertained and informed thousands of visitors for 16 years in the outback of Australia, for a Be My Guest Outback Dinner and Show. You will hear stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and learn about the sustainable lifestyle the family has created. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Witness a soul-stirring sunrise over Uluṟu. (Day 2) Join a local Aboriginal guide to learn about the culture and traditions of the local Arrernte People at the Alice Springs Desert Park. (Day 5)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE When you visit Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa National Park, you'll discover how your visit helps support not only the environment, but the traditions of the native Muṯitjulu community. (Day 1)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

TRIP CODE: NUAD

ALICE SPRINGS - TENNANT CREEK Visit the WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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AUSTRALIA'S STUNNING WEST COAST IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW ON THIS HOLIDAY THAT INCLUDES AN ENCOUNTER WITH MONKEY MIA'S WILD DOLPHINS, CORAL BAY AND THE STARTLING LANDSCAPE OF KARIJINI.

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ARRIVE PERTH Ease into the relaxed remote city of Perth (flights to arrive before 12pm), joining your Travel Director this afternoon for a leisurely tour of the capital of Western Australia. Visit Kings Park and the scenic Botanic Garden on the broad expanse of the Swan River before indulging in a Welcome Reception and dinner with your fellow travellers this evening. (WR, DW) Hotel: Crowne Plaza PERTH - GERALDTON Embark on an epic road trip north, along the stunning Western Australian coastline. Our first stop is at Yanchep National Park, where we'll 'Dive into Culture' and immerse ourselves in the local Aboriginal culture in an authentic bush setting. We continue along the coast to the seaside hamlet of Lancelin and view the other-worldly Pinnacles, thousands of limestone spires that rise from the ochre desert floor. Later, we'll explore the seaside township of Geraldton and visit the HMAS Sydney memorial, honouring the souls lost in a World War II battle. (BB,  ) Hotel: Mantra GERALDTON - MONKEY MIA (2 NIGHTS) We travel to Hamelin Pool this morning to discover a colony of Stromatolites, described as the earliest record of life on earth. Nearby, we'll find Shell Beach, formed from billions of tiny white cockle shells, before continuing to Monkey Mia, whose crystal-clear waters and exquisite beach setting provide a beautiful backdrop for our two-night stay. (BB, DW) Hotel: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort MONKEY MIA SIGHTSEEING Live in the moment on this leisurely day that begins with breakfast overlooking the tranquil turquoise waters of the bay. You could catch a glimpse of the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swimming into shore to be fed. (Note: As the dolphins are wild creatures, their appearance cannot be guaranteed.) Later today, your choice of sightseeing could see you relax around a campfire at an indigenous experience or unwind on a bay cruise at sunset. (BB) MONKEY MIA - CARNARVON We venture north to Carnarvon today and visit the interactive Space and Technology Museum, which reveals the little-known town's role in the Space Race, followed by free time to explore. (BB, DW) Hotel: Best Western Hospitality Inn

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EXMOUTH - KARRATHA The magnificent views of Lighthouse Bay linger long after we continue our journey north to Western Australia's ancient Pilbara region. Known for its rich cultural heritage, brilliant red earth and vast mineral deposits, the region's diverse landscapes have been home to local Aboriginal people for centuries. (BB, DW) Hotel: ibis Styles

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KARIJINI - PORT HEDLAND This morning, you'll discover more of Karijini. Visit Fortescue Falls at Dale's Gorge and consider a walk to one of the park's rock pools. Later, we leave the bush behind for Port Hedland, a natural deep-water harbour and hub for major resource activity. Tonight, we dine at our hotel. (BB, DW) Hotel: The Esplanade PORT HEDLAND - BROOME (2 NIGHTS) Continuing north this morning, we skirt the fringes of the Great Sandy Desert and travel on to the former pearling Indian Ocean outpost of Broome. Our journey nearing its end, we join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner overlooking famous Cable Beach. (BB, FD) Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa BROOME FREE TIME Enjoy a free day to explore this tropical hideaway on your terms. Take a leisurely stroll along Cable Beach, cool off in its turquoise waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. (BB) DEPART BROOME Say farewell to your fellow travellers when your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Broome Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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6250

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6250 6250 6250

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6250 6250 6250

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6250 6250

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1955 p.p.

Perth. Please visit our website for the Untamed Pilbara and West Coast (Trip Code: WBMP). Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$625

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$160

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$315 p.p.

SAVE

A$625 p.p.

TRIP

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

DIVE INTO CULTURE Gain a deeper understanding of the traditional Aboriginal caretakers of the Yanchep National Park during a cultural experience in the bush. (Day 2)

STAYS WITH STORIES Embrace a 'greener' side of life when you stay in an environmentally friendly retreat in pristine bushland in the heart of Karijini National Park. Owned by the local Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, the comfortable semi-permanent eco tents incorporate practices which ensure the sustainable management of the natural and cultural values of this ancient landscape. (Day 9)

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing at the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Mine. (Day 9)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

EXMOUTH FREE TIME A full free day to indulge in your own interests. Explore Exmouth, swim alongside gargantuan Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park (April-July) on an Optional Experience or relax at the hotel pool, overlooking the Gulf. (BB, DW) D Dinner RM Regional Meal DW Dinner With Wine

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KARRATHA - KARIJINI Explore Western Australia's mining heritage with a 'Local Specialist' as you embark on a guided tour of Rio Tinto's massive open-cut iron-ore mine. Then, journey into the depths of the Pilbara to Karijini National Park, with its characteristic deep gorges, secluded emerald rock-pools and towering waterfalls. This evening, stay in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', allowing you to experience the sunset over the wilderness to the sounds of the surrounding bush, relaxing on the deck of your safari-style eco-tent with en suite. (BB, DW) Hotel: Karijini Eco Retreat

CARNARVON - EXMOUTH (2 NIGHTS) Connect with your exquisite natural surrounds today during a visit to the Cape Range National Park. At Coral Bay, cruise over the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef in a glass-bottomed boat, then visit Vlaming Head Lighthouse for panoramic views over Lighthouse Bay. A Trafalgar Highlight sees us overnight just metres from the waters of beautiful Exmouth Gulf. (BB, DW) Hotel: Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort

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Planner

YOUR HOLIDAY

AUSTRALIA

6

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FD Farewell Dinner

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U N TAMED K I MBER LEY 11 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 21 MEALS | FROM A$5450pp*

CONNECT WITH THE NATURAL ICONS OF NORTH-WESTERN AUSTRALIA ON THIS OUTBACK ENCOUNTER TRACING EPIC LANDSCAPES FROM TROPICAL DARWIN TO CABLE BEACH IN BROOME – A JOURNEY FILLED WITH TRAFALGAR HIGHLIGHTS AND PINCH-ME MOMENTS.

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DARWIN - KATHERINE We journey south into the interior, along Stuart Highway. Our first stop is at Adelaide River's poignant War Cemetery, before we continue via Katherine to Nitmiluk National Park. Take a moment to connect with your soul-stirring surrounds as you embark on a tranquil cruise along the Katherine Gorge. You'll learn about the history and culture of the Jawoyn people, the traditional owners of this wilderness area. Then, ‘Dive into Culture' when you meet Tom Curtain who will share the inner workings of life on a cattle station during his insightful and entertaining show at the Katherine ) Outback Experience. (BB, DW, Hotel: Paraway Motel

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KATHERINE - KUNUNURRA (2 NIGHTS) The outback landscape transforms dramatically as you journey across vast pastoral leases and Aboriginal homelands into Western Australia. Stop at the historic Durack Homestead, which was built in 1895 and became one of the most famous social gathering places of East Kimberley. Later, cruise along the Ord River, which provides sanctuary for an abundance of native fish, birds and marsupials. Witness a magical sunset over the water before your arrival in Kununurra. (BB, DW) Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

KUNUNURRA - EMMA GORGE (2 NIGHTS) The spicy flavours of local rum take centre stage this morning as we embark on a guided tour of an Ord River distillery with a 'Local Specialist'. We continue to Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve (weather permitting) to see egrets, herons, ibis, magpie geese and perhaps even a jabiru or lurking crocodile. Then, it's on to Gibb River Road where we'll spend the next two nights in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – Emma Gorge Resort. Settle in to your safari-style tented cabin nestled at the foot of the red-hued Cockburn Ranges in the El Questro Wilderness Park. (BB, DW, ) Hotel: Emma Gorge Resort, Tented Cabin with private facilities

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EMMA GORGE - HALLS CREEK Join a 'Local Specialist' Aboriginal guide for a tour of the Argyle Diamond Mine, the world's largest source of coloured diamonds. Then, continue south to the historic town of Halls Creek. (BB, L, DW) Hotel: Kimberley HALLS CREEK - FITZROY CROSSING We travel to the remote township of Fitzroy Crossing this morning, stopping en route to visit the Mangkaja Art Gallery. Our visit will 'Make a Difference' to the centre's efforts to promote and support local indigenous artists. This afternoon, cruise with a 'Local Specialist' through magnificent Geikie Gorge, keeping a keen eye out for freshwater crocodiles, fruit-bats and wallabies as the 30-metre walls of the gorge tower above you. (BB, L, DW) Hotel: Fitzroy River Lodge FITZROY CROSSING - BROOME (2 NIGHTS) Spectacular landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for our drive to the former pearling outpost of Broome. Enjoy a town tour with your Travel Director, which includes a visit to the Japanese Cemetery and nearby Gantheaume Point. Admire the rugged red cliffs rising in stark contrast to the surrounding cobalt blue waters, then relax with a drink while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean. (BB) Hotel: Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa BROOME FREE TIME Indulge in some free time today to explore this tropical hideaway. Take a leisurely stroll along Cable Beach and cool off in its refreshing waters, or wander through Chinatown and shop for pearls. Your journey through north-western Australia almost at its end, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner tonight. (BB, FD) DEPART BROOME Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Broome Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

TRIP CODE: WDB

D Dinner RM Regional Meal DW Dinner With Wine

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Farewell Dinner

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5450 5450 5450 5450

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5450 5450

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5450

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FR 13 SEP MO16 SEP MO23 SEP FR 23 SEP MO30 SEP

Single Supplement (add to price above):

5450 5450 5450 5450 5450

A$1485 p.p.

■ These departures operate in reverse from Broome to

Darwin. Please visit our website for the Wonders of the Kimberley (Trip Code: WBD). Young traveller discount: SAVE up to A$545 Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$140

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner at the world's largest distiller of sandalwood oil and learn how the company works to support local and global communities through their commitment to quality, sustainability and ethical business. (Day 4)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Join Tom Curtain for a taste of the inner workings of an outback Australian cattle station, entwined with live music and humorous bush tales. (Day 2)

STAYS WITH STORIES Learn about the history of El Questro, 283,000 hectares of vast and stunningly beautiful terrain in the heart of the Kimberley, when you stay in safari-style tents at the foot of the Cockburn Ranges. (Day 5)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Your visit to the Mangkaja Aboriginal Art Gallery will help support local indigenous artist, and this will allow them to continue to express their creativity, showcase their culture and earn a living. (Day 8)

EL QUESTRO SIGHTSEEING The sounds of Corellas and Kookaburras kick-start your morning as you enjoy a hearty breakfast at your bush lodgings. We embark on a full-day encounter with the natural splendour of WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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ARRIVE DARWIN Indulge your inner adventurer as you prepare to embark on an epic road trip across north-western Australia, starting in cosmopolitan Darwin (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). Take an afternoon tour of the city, then enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a waterfront restaurant. (WR, DW) Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade

KUNUNURRA FREE TIME A full free day to encounter Kununurra on your terms. Consider an Optional Experience early-morning scenic flight over the beehive-shaped towers of the Bungle Bungle Range, or embark on a full-day 4WD tour of the Bungle Bungles. After time at leisure, 'Connect with Locals' over a privately hosted Be My Guest dinner in the heart of Kununurra's sandalwood plantations, featuring locally grown produce. (BB, D, )

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YOUR HOLIDAY

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Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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P E RFECT TA SMAN I A 12 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 22 MEALS | FROM A$5380pp*

THE CALLS OF CURRAWONGS AND COCKATOOS ACCOMPANY YOUR JOURNEY ALONG THE GORDON RIVER, EXQUISITE BEAUTY OF WINEGLASS BAY AND THE PINK-HUED GRANITE PEAKS OF TASSIE'S FREYCINET COAST.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

◄ St. Helens

Sheffield

LAUNCESTON

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◄ Josef Chromy

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Tullah Rosebery

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Ross

Queenstown

Wineglass Bay

STRAHAN

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FREYCINET PENINSULA CRUISE

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK

Shene Estate

Mt. Field National Park / Russell Falls

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Eaglehawk Neck

HOBART

Port Arthur

ISLE OF THE DEAD CRUISE

VISIT Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain,

Cataract Gorge, Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur Historic Site

CRUISE on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay VIEW Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park, historic Ross Bridge

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ARRIVE HOBART (2 NIGHTS) Your gateway to the remote natural splendour of Tasmania is its capital Hobart, where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm) this afternoon. 'Dive into Culture' and explore the city's heritage as an infamous penal colony in the early 19th century. This evening, join your fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR, DW,  ) Hotel: Grand Chancellor HOBART FREE TIME Ease into the relaxed atmosphere of this harbour town, enjoying a full day at leisure. Consider a visit to Salamanca Market, laden with Tasmanian arts, crafts and local produce. (BB) HOBART - STRAHAN Join your Travel Director for a stroll through lush rainforest to the tiered falls of Russell Falls. Then, take the winding road to Lake St. Clair where we'll 'Dive into Culture' and see The Wall in the Wilderness. Your final destination today is coastal Strahan, the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Strahan Village STRAHAN - CRADLE MOUNTAIN (2 NIGHTS) Venture up the tannin-stained waters of the Gordon River. Continue to Sarah Island, where you'll 'Dive into Culture' and gain chilling insights into the cruelties of convict life, starkly juxtaposed against the overwhelming beauty of the island's surrounds. See Hells Gates and Heritage Landing, the site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Later, travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you make your way to one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – Cradle Mountain. (BB, L, DW,  ,  ) Hotel: Cradle Mountain CRADLE MOUNTAIN SIGHTSEEING Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning and discover the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park in ways you could never imagine. Feeling adventurous? Consider a challenging hike to Marion's Lookout instead, returning via Wombat Pool. (BB, DW) CRADLE MOUNTAIN - LAUNCESTON (2 NIGHTS) Switch dairy for a wee dram, as you join a 'Local Specialist' for an insightful visit to Hellyers Road Distillery, founded by a group of dairy farmers. Travel to Sheffield, the 'Town of Murals' and stop at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to sample the local cheeses before continuing through the Meander Valley to Tasmania's 'northern capital' of Launceston. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

D Dinner RM Regional Meal DW Dinner With Wine

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LAUNCESTON - FREYCINET (2 NIGHTS) The floral undertones of lavender will linger long after this morning's visit to Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Gain insights into the estate's history and treat yourself to some of its famous lavender ice-cream, before continuing to Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Spend the afternoon following Tasmania's picturesque east coast to Freycinet Lodge, overlooking Coles Bay. (BB, DW) Hotel: Freycinet Lodge WINEGLASS BAY Prime your sea legs on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a 'Local Specialist'. You'll lay anchor at Wineglass Bay, surrounded by untouched natural beauty – the perfect backdrop to a gourmet ploughman's lunch. (BB, L, DW) FREYCINET - HOBART (2 NIGHTS) Journey to Ross, considered the finest nineteenthcentury village in Australia, before traversing rich pastoral lands en route to Hobart. 'Connect with Locals' at Shene Estate, whose custodian Anne Kernke will treat you to a walking tour of the property's stunning colonial-era buildings and a Be My Guest morning tea selection of home-baked goodies in her private residence. This afternoon, your choice of sightseeing: visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and return to Hobart on the MONA ferry; join a walking tour with a local guide or explore the Mawson's Huts  Replica Museum. (BB,  ) Hotel: Grand Chancellor PORT ARTHUR SIGHTSEEING 'Dive into Culture' this morning with a poignant visit to Port Arthur Historic Site, which includes a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walk of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. As your epic encounter with Tassie comes to an end, join your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's best restaurants. (BB, FD) DEPART HOBART This morning after breakfast your holiday comes to an end and you are transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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TRIP CODE: THLH

LAUNCESTON SIGHTSEEING Your first stop today is to the nearby wilderness of Launceston's Cataract Gorge. Continue your scenic drive to Josef Chromy Wines, for a Regional Meal, wine tasting and vineyard views. Ease into a free afternoon or join an Optional Experience cruise. (BB, RM)

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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FD Farewell Dinner

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FR 04 JAN TU 15 JAN 5380 FR 25 JAN TU 05 FEB 5380 FR 15 FEB TU 26 FEB

5380

FR 08 MAR TU 19 MAR 5380 FR 29 MAR TU 09 APR 5380 FR 26 APR TU 07 MAY 5380 u FR 20 SEP

Price PP Start Hobart

Twin Share

TU 01 OCT 5585

End Hobart

Twin Share

u FR 18 OCT

TU 29 OCT 5585

u FR 15 NOV

TU 26 NOV 5585

u FR 03 JAN u FR 24 JAN

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TU 25 FEB

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2020

5585

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1495 p.p.

Exceptions

A$1540 p.p.

20 Sep 19 to 27 Mar 20:

7 Important Note: Departures between 1 Sep 2019-

31 Mar 2020 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$560

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$140

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$280 p.p.

SAVE

$560 p.p.

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Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Kernkes, the custodians of Shene Estate, to learn about this iconic colonial property and enjoy morning tea filled with homemade treats. (Day 10)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Learn about Hobart's heritage as a penal colony. (Day 1) Discover Tasmania's convict history on Sarah Island. (Day 4) Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, where you'll take a guided walk of its infamous prison. (Day 11)

LOCAL SPECIALIST

AUSTRALIA

7

YOUR

For included sightseeing in Cradle Mountain (Day 5), at Hellyers Road Distillery (Day 6), Launceston (Day 7), Freycinet Peninsula (Day 9) and Port Arthur. (Day 11)

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TAS SIE ’ S PA R KS A N D N ATU RE 7 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 13 MEALS | FROM A$2835pp*

JOURNEY NORTH FROM HOBART TO LAUNCESTON, WITNESSING THE ICONIC AND UNEXPECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF TASMANIA – FROM ITS POIGNANT CONVICT HISTORY AND OVERWHELMING NATURAL BEAUTY TO ITS ARTISAN FOOD AND FINE WINES.

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Sheffield

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LAUNCESTON

Josef Chromy

VISIT Salamanca Market, Russell

Falls, Wall in the Wilderness, Dove Lake, Hellyers Road Distillery, Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, Cataract Gorge

Queenstown 1

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CRUISE on the Gordon River

GORDON RIVER CRUISE

VIEW Hobart and the Derwent River

◄ Mt. Field National Park / Russell Falls

from Mt. Wellington, wilderness on the Gordon River cruise, Cradle Mountain from Dove Lake

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ARRIVE HOBART (2 NIGHTS) Your gateway to the remote natural splendour of Tasmania is its capital Hobart, where you'll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm) this afternoon. Visit the Botanic Gardens, historic Battery Point and Constitution Dock, then ascend Mt. Nelson for panoramic views over the city and Derwent River. This evening, join your fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR, DW) Hotel: Grand Chancellor HOBART FREE TIME Ease into the relaxed atmosphere of this harbour town, enjoying a full day at leisure. Wander through the historic Salamanca Place sandstone warehouses that were once the hub of Hobart's whaling industry and today house a myriad of colourful market stalls laden with Tasmanian arts, crafts and local produce. Kick back at one of Salamanca's cafés with an ale or rub shoulders with the friendly locals who delight in sharing their stories. For dinner, consider heading to the city docks in search of the best local seafood. (BB)

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CRADLE MOUNTAIN - LAUNCESTON Switch dairy for a wee dram, as you join a 'Local Specialist' for an insightful visit to Hellyers Road Distillery, founded by a group of dairy farmers. Travel to Sheffield, the 'Town of Murals' and stop at the Ashgrove Cheese Factory to sample the local cheeses before continuing through the Meander Valley to Tasmania's 'northern capital' of Launceston. (BB, DW) Hotel: Grand Chancellor DEPART LAUNCESTON Your first stop today is to the nearby wilderness of Launceston's Cataract Gorge. Continue your scenic drive to Josef Chromy Wines for a Regional Meal lunch and indulge in delicious Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vintages, paired with exquisite vineyard views that stretch across the Tamar Valley. Your holiday comes to an end late this afternoon. Transfer to Launceston for your onward flight after saying farewell to your travel companions (flights to depart after 4pm). (BB, RM)

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FR 04 JAN TH 10 JAN FR 25 JAN TH 31 JAN

2835 2835

FR 15 FEB TH 21 FEB

2835

FR 08 MAR TH 14 MAR FR 29 MAR TH 04 APR

2835 2835

FR 26 APR TH 02 MAY

2835

u FR 20 SEP TH 26 SEP

2950

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End Launceston

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u FR 18 OCT TH 24 OCT

2950

u FR 15 NOV TH 21 NOV

2950

u FR 03 JAN TH 09 JAN u FR 24 JAN TH 30 JAN

2950 2950

u FR 14 FEB TH 20 FEB

2950

u FR 06 MAR TH 12 MAR u FR 27 MAR TH 02 APR

2950 2950

2020

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$670 p.p.

20 Sep 19 to 27 Mar 20:

A$700 p.p.

Exceptions

7 Important Note: Departures between 1 Sep 2019-

31 Mar 2020 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$295

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$75

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$150 p.p.

SAVE

A$295 p.p.

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Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

TRAFALGAR

Tip

Find the Beauty and the Bees stall at Salamanca Market! It sells great handmade beauty products using Tasmanian leatherwood honey and pure natural local ingredients like organic olive oil and herbs. Not only are the products good for your skin and hair, the company has proudly saved 1 million plastic packages from entering landfill over the past 25 years. They use only earth friendly packaging and package all handmade products in either glass, tin or paper. Travel Director -Delma Coulson

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit the Wall in the Wilderness, where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved from wood a collection of panels commemorating the area's past and present. (Day 3) Explore Sarah Island, which achieved a reputation as one of the harshest penal settlements in the Australian colonies. (Day 4)

STAYS WITH STORIES Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel on the edge of the Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park and experience the breathtaking wilderness. (Day 4)

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Cradle Mountain (Day 5) and at Hellyers Road Distillery. (Day 6)

CRADLE MOUNTAIN SIGHTSEEING Join a 'Local Specialist' this morning and discover the inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park in ways you could never imagine. Keep a keen eye out for wombats, quolls and currawongs as you embark on a guided walk with your Travel Director. Take your time to connect with the tranquil and ancient natural surrounds, tracing the purpose-built boardwalk back to your hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands. Feeling adventurous? Consider a challenging hike to Marion's Lookout instead, returning via Wombat Pool. (BB, DW)

WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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HOBART - STRAHAN Leave the city behind for the lush rainforest and tiered falls of Russell Falls. Then, take the winding road to Lake St. Clair, where you'll 'Dive into Culture' and see The Wall in the Wilderness, a monumental sculpture hand-carved in rare Huon pine. Continue through the rainforest, passing the eerie moonscape of Queenstown, once the world's richest mining town. Your destination today is coastal Strahan, the gateway to the UNESCO-listed FranklinGordon Wild Rivers National Park. Here you will enjoy views of Macquarie Harbour from your hotel perched on a hillside. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Strahan Village STRAHAN - CRADLE MOUNTAIN (2 NIGHTS) Venture up the dark waters of the Gordon River, stained amber by buttongrass tannins and flanked by riverside rainforest. Continue to Sarah Island, where you'll 'Dive into Culture' and gain chilling insights into the cruelties of convict life, starkly juxtaposed against the overwhelming beauty of the island's surrounds. See Hells Gates, the notoriously treacherous entrance to the harbour, and Heritage Landing, the site of a 2,000-year-old Huon Pine. Later, travel through the old towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you make your way to one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – Cradle Mountain which offers incredible views of Tasmania's alpine wilderness. (BB, L, DW,  ,  ) Hotel: Cradle Mountain

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YOUR HOLIDAY

AUSTRALIA

5

YOUR

MORE ABOUT YOUR

Trip

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

TRIP CODE: THHL FD Farewell Dinner

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6 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 9 MEALS | FROM A$2750pp*

A SOUL-STIRRING JOURNEY ALONG TASMANIA'S EAST COAST, WITH ITS SECLUDED BAYS, PINK GRANITE MOUNTAINS AND PRISTINE SANDY BEACHES. SEE WINEGLASS BAY AND TASTE LAVENDER ICE CREAM AT BRIDESTOWE LAVENDER ESTATE.

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Bridestowe Lavender Estate

◄ St. Helens

LAUNCESTON

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TASMANIA

Ross

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5

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK

Shene Estate

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Eaglehawk Neck

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Port Arthur

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ARRIVE LAUNCESTON Sophisticated Launceston is your launch pad for an effortlessly delivered trip along the east coast of Tasmania (flights arrive prior to 4.30pm). Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception before connecting with Tassie in ways you could never imagine. (WR) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

YOUR HOLIDAY Price PP

6

DEPART HOBART This morning after breakfast, say farewell to your newfound friends as your holiday comes to an end (flights anytime). (BB)

LAUNCESTON - FREYCINET (2 NIGHTS) The floral undertones of lavender will linger long after this morning's visit to Bridestowe Lavender Estate, producer of high-quality lavender since 1922. Gain insights into the estate's history and treat yourself to some of its famous lavender ice-cream, before continuing to Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees site. Spend the afternoon following Tasmania's scenic east coast to Freycinet Lodge, overlooking Coles Bay. (BB, DW) Hotel: Freycinet Lodge WINEGLASS BAY Prime your sea legs on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a 'Local Specialist'. Watch seals lazing on granite boulders, admire beautiful beaches fringed by dense bush and witness whales breaching turquoise waters (in season). You'll lay anchor at Wineglass Bay, surrounded by untouched natural beauty – the perfect backdrop to a gourmet ploughman's lunch. (BB, L, DW) FREYCINET - HOBART (2 NIGHTS) Journey to historic Ross, considered the finest nineteenth-century village in Australia, before traversing rich pastoral lands en route to Hobart. 'Connect with Locals' at Shene Estate, whose custodian Anne Kernke will treat you to a walking tour of the property's stunning colonial-era buildings and a Be My Guest morning tea selection of home-baked goodies in her private residence. This afternoon, your choice of sightseeing could see you visit Australia's largest privately funded museum, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), followed by a cruise back to Hobart on the MONA ferry. You could also join a walking tour with a local guide for insights into Hobart's history, people and places or explore the Mawson's Huts Replica Museum, replicating the huts Douglas Mawson built in Antarctica during his expedition of 1911-14. (BB,  ) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

Planner

Start End Launceston Hobart

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TH 10 JAN TU 15 JAN TH 31 JAN TU 05 FEB

2750 2750

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2750

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2765

2750

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2765 2765

TH 04 APR TU 09 APR

2750

u TH 20 FEB TU 25 FEB

2765

TH 02 MAY TU 07 MAY

2750

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2765

u TH 26 SEP TU 01 OCT

2765

u TH 02 APR TU 07 APR

2765

2020

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$830 p.p.

Exceptions

A$835 p.p.

26 Sep 19 to 02 Apr 20:

7 Important Note: Departures between 1 Sep 2019-

31 Mar 2020 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$275

TRAFALGAR

Tip

My name's not Tipper for nothing. I've got plenty of tips and here's just one. Tasmania has the best scallop pies in Australia, perhaps the world. The pies come in a magnificent, creamy mild curry sauce, cooked in delicate pastry. So come and visit my home, Tasmania, on your Trafalgar holiday and try one of our pies. I'll also give you plenty more tips to leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Travel Director - Carolyn Tipper

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$70

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$140 p.p.

SAVE

A$275 p.p.

TRIP

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Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Spend time at Shene Estate, an 'ostentatious country residence', where Anne Kernke will treat you to a walking tour of the property's stunning colonial-era buildings before you enjoy a Be My Guest morning tea. (Day 4)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, where you'll take a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and guided walk of its infamous prison. (Day 5)

PORT ARTHUR SIGHTSEEING Your day begins with a poignant visit to Port Arthur Historic Site, which includes a cruise around the Isle of the Dead and a guided walk with a 'Local Specialist' of Port Arthur's infamous convict prison. Spend some free time tracing the stories of the convicts who left their mark on this former penal settlement. Your return to Hobart is filled with pinch-me moments as you enjoy views from Pirate's Bay Lookout, Tasman's Arch, Devil's Kitchen and the Blowhole. As your epic encounter with Tasmania comes to an end, join your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner in one of Hobart's best restaurants. (BB, FD)

LOCAL SPECIALIST

MORE ABOUT YOUR

AUSTRALIA

For included sightseeing on a cruise on Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula (Day 3), on a tour and cruise at Port Arthur Historic Site (Day 5)

Trip

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

TRIP CODE: TLHH WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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D Dinner RM Regional Meal DW Dinner With Wine

FD Farewell Dinner

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E AS T COA S T IS L A N D S AND R A IN F O R E S T

13 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 21 MEALS | FROM A$5550pp*

FROM THE CITYSCAPES OF SYDNEY, BRISBANE AND CAIRNS, TO THE NATURAL SPLENDOUR OF FRASER AND HAMILTON ISLANDS, WITH THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND HUNTER VALLEY ADDED TO THE AUSSIE MIX.

CAIRNS

Atherton Tablelands

Kuranda

GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE

2

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Townsville 2

Airlie Beach

HAMILTON ISLAND

Sarina

QUEENSLAND

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HERVEY BAY

Fraser Island

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NOOSA

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Byron Bay

Hunter Valley

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VISIT Byron Bay, Australia Zoo, Fraser Island, a cattle station, Kuranda

SYDNEY

CRUISE on the Great Barrier Reef VIEW whales off Byron Bay, koalas

at Australia Zoo, rainforest and lakes on Fraser Island, colourful coral and tropical fish

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SYDNEY - PORT MACQUARIE Australia's original wine country beckons this morning. Depart Sydney, bound for Hunter Valley where a Welcome Reception at a winery followed by lunch awaits before you continue north to Port Macquarie. (WR, L, DW) Hotel: Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges PORT MACQUARIE - GOLD COAST (2 NIGHTS) Connect with the laidback ‘vibe' of Byron Bay and admire views over the Pacific as you stand on Australia's easternmost point, Cape Byron. Keep a keen eye out for migrating whales that frolic close to shore (seasonal), then take a scenic coastal drive to the Gold Coast. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Surfers Paradise GOLD COAST SIGHTSEEING Your choice of sightseeing: take the 4WD track through the Gold Coast Hinterland and rainforest to Tamborine Mountain; board a boat trip to try your hand at crab fishing or tackle the 270-metre SkyPoint Climb at the iconic Q1 building. (BB) GOLD COAST - NOOSA (2 NIGHTS) Follow the Gold Coast, stopping in Brisbane for an orientation tour. Continue to Australia Zoo and join a 'Local Specialist' to ‘Make a Difference' by supporting the Wildlife Warriors with their efforts to rehabilitate wild koalas. Continue up the Sunshine Coast to Noosa, the selfproclaimed relaxation capital of Australia. End your day of sightseeing off with dinner at a local restaurant. (BB, DW) Hotel: The Sebel NOOSA FREE TIME Set your watch to the leisurely pace of life in Noosa, with a full, free day to explore this resort town on your terms. You may consider joining an Optional Experience boat ride through the Noosa Everglades or a Noosa River Sunset Cruise. (BB) NOOSA - HERVEY BAY An island paradise awaits today as you journey to the UNESCOlisted Fraser Island. Join a 'Local Specialist' to explore the world's largest sand island. Enjoy lunch before continuing to Hervey Bay, where in spring thousands of humpback whales and their new calves seek sanctuary. (BB, L) Hotel: Mantra HERVEY BAY - ROCKHAMPTON Savour crisp flavours of apple, strawberry and pineapple during a visit to Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard, where you'll embark on a guided tour with a 'Local Specialist' this morning. ‘Connect with Locals' during a stop at Langmorn Station, a fully operational family-run cattle station. Here, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the property and original 19th century family homestead, followed by a Be My Guest afternoon tea in the garden with the pet kangaroo. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn en route to Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia. (BB,  ) Hotel: Quality Regent

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HAMILTON ISLAND FREE TIME Today is yours to indulge in your own pleasures – consider a cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach, visit the island's wildlife park, home to many species of Australian animals or sit back with a good book by one of the resort's stunning pools. (BB) HAMILTON ISLAND - MISSION BEACH Say goodbye to island-life and board your ferry back to the mainland. Continue north to Mission Beach, where the UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. (BB, DW) Hotel: Castaways Resort and Spa MISSION BEACH - CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS) Today's journey takes you to the Atherton Tablelands, one of Australia's important bird areas. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls and the heritage listed 500-year-old Curtain Fig Tree, where you may be lucky enough to spot the brilliant blue flash of the Ulysses butterfly. Spend some free time in Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest', before the journey to Freshwater Station via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and on to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton GREAT BARRIER REEF A day filled with pinch-me moments awaits, as you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Discover this magical underwater wonderland from the comfort of your semi-submersible observatory. Or get your feet wet and don your flippers and mask for an up-close encounter with the reef's marine-life (snorkelling equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch up on deck before returning to Cairns. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a restaurant on Cairns Harbour. (BB, L, FD) DEPART CAIRNS Your scenic exploration of Australia's sun-kissed east coast at its end, say farewell to your fellow travellers and transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

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5550

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5550

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5550

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1505 p.p.

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7 Important Note: Departures between 07 Jan 2019 -

04 Mar 2019 operate as per the 2018 itinerary. Please visit our website for full details.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$565

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$140

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$280 p.p.

SAVE

A$565 p.p.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Langmorn Station is a fully-operational familyrun cattle station. Enjoyed a guided tour of the property followed by afternoon tea in the garden. (Day 7)

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in the Hunter Valley (Day 1), at Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital (Day 4), on Fraser Island Day (Day 6), at Ohana Exotic Fruit Orchard (Day 7) and Sarina's miniature sugar mill and distillery. (Day 8)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Your visit to Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital will Join Trafalgar to support the Zoo's Wildlife Warriors with their efforts to rehabilitate wild koala. (Day 4)

ROCKHAMPTON - HAMILTON ISLAND (2 NIGHTS) Journey north to Sarina today for a guided tour of its miniature sugar mill and distillery with a 'Local Specialist'. Later, head for Hamilton Island, one of the 74 islands in Queensland's scenic Whitsundays. (BB, L, DW) Hotel: Reef View

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WITNESS THE SOUL-STIRRING NATURAL SPLENDOUR OF HAMILTON ISLAND AND MISSION BEACH, WITH THE GREAT BARRIER REEF AND LUSH NORTHERN RAINFORESTS, FEATURING AS HIGHLIGHTS ALONG YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH TROPICAL AUSTRALIA.

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Holiday stretching some 2,300km. Discover this UNESCO-listed underwater wonderland from the comfort of your semi-submersible observatory, keeping a keen eye out for turtles, sharks and giant starfish, amongst the myriad of species that find sanctuary in these tropical waters. Or get your feet wet and don your flippers and mask for an up-close encounter with the reef and its residents (snorkelling equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch up on deck before returning to Cairns. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a restaurant on Cairns Harbour. (BB, L, FD)

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DEPART CAIRNS Your scenic exploration of Australia's sun-kissed east coast at its end, say farewell to newfound friends and the epic beauty of one of the most pristine corners of Australia. Take your transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

MISSION BEACH - CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS) Today's journey takes you to the Atherton Tablelands, where ancient rainforests, spectacular waterfalls and peaceful lakes abound. This is one of Australia's most important birdlife areas, with over 320 unique species recorded. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls, which plunge 18 metres into the depths of a refreshing rock pool, and the heritage-listed 500-year-old Curtain Fig Tree, where you may be lucky enough to spot the brilliant blue flash of the Ulysses butterfly. Spend some free time in Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest', and browse the village shops for hand-crafted silk and cotton clothing, jewellery, locally made Aboriginal artwork and gifts, before the journey to Freshwater Station via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. You'll glide just metres above the canopy providing views of the tropical rainforest, Coral Sea, the Cairns Highlands and the city of Cairns itself. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

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2575

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2485

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$710 p.p.

Exceptions

A$690 p.p.

14 Jan 19 to 11 Mar 19:

7 Important Note: Departures between 14 Jan 2019-

11 Mar 2019 operate as per the 2018 itinerary. Please visit our website for full details.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$260

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$65

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$130 p.p.

SAVE

A$260 p.p.

HAMILTON ISLAND - MISSION BEACH Say goodbye to idyllic island-life and board your ferry back to the mainland. Continue north heading to Mission Beach, where the UNESCO-listed Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. With its quirky village-style atmosphere, golden palm-fringed beach that stretches for miles and a vibrant arts and culture scene, Mission Beach is the perfect seaside sojourn for a night spent with new friends. Connect with your exquisite natural surrounds and settle into your resort overlooking the Coral Sea. (BB, DW) Hotel: Castaways Resort and Spa

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If you've never encountered a Cassowary bird before, your stay on Mission Beach provides the opportunity. This region supports the highest density of the endangered Cassowary in Australia. This flightless bird is important to the Aboriginal Djiru Traditional Owner culture and community identity. They're quite elusive, but if you're lucky, you may spot one or two! You can easily identify them from their vibrant cobalt blue and orange plumage. Travel Director - Tony De Quintal

STAYS WITH STORIES An island paradise, you'll enjoy idyllic views over the Whitsunday Islands and the Coral Sea from the Reef View Hotel on Hamilton Island. All room feature private balconies, so you can admire the island's spectacular sunrises and sunsets in comfort. (Day 1)

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing on the Great Barrier Reef. (Day 5)

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

TRIP CODE: QHC

GREAT BARRIER REEF A day filled with pinch-me moments awaits, as you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. The world's largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef sustains over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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ARRIVE HAMILTON ISLAND (2 NIGHTS) Australia's enchanting Whitsundays and the holiday hotspot of Hamilton Island is your launch pad to an east coast Australian adventure (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). The island boasts pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life. Embrace your inner sloth, kick back and relax with a book on a lounger at one of the crystal-clear pools, take a leisurely stroll along the water's edge or indulge in a beautiful tropical sunset from your private balcony. Tonight, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR, DW,  ) Hotel: Reef View Hotel HAMILTON ISLAND FREE TIME Today is yours to indulge in your own pleasures. Consider taking one of our Optional Experiences. Perhaps cruise to famous Whitehaven Beach, visit the island’s winding roads or sit back with a good book at one of the resort's stunning pools. In Hamilton Island, you can be as energetic and relaxed as you wish, but if it's the former, lace up your walking shoes and embark on a challenging hike up to Passage Peak for unforgettable views of the Whitsundays from the highest point on Hamilton Island. (BB)

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11 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 18 MEALS | FROM A$4530pp*

BUCKLE UP FOR THE ULTIMATE AUSSIE ROAD TRIP, SKIRTING THE MAGNIFICENT SOUTHERN OCEAN THROUGH THE ROLLING VINEYARD-CLAD HILLS OF THE BAROSSA, SHARING THE TWELVE APOSTLES' SPECTACULAR COASTAL VIEWS AND EXPLORING THE TREE-LINED STREETS OF AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST GERMAN SETTLEMENT – TASTES OF AUSSIE BBQ, BUSH TUCKER, PREMIUM WINES AND SUMPTUOUS SEAFOOD ARE NEVER FAR.

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VIEW the Birds of Prey Show, sea-lions

on the beach, the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch on Kangaroo Island

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SYDNEY - CANBERRA Canberra beckons this morning as we begin our encounter with Southern Australia on a journey through the Southern Highlands. Enjoy a quick stop at Berrima, then visit a working sheep farm where you'll meet 'Local Specialist' Craig Starr and his family for a Welcome Reception and traditional Aussie BBQ lunch. On arrival in the 'finest capital in the world', you'll take a guided tour through Parliament House with a 'Local Specialist'. Later, 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to the Australian War Memorial. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers tonight for dinner with wine. (WR, L, DW,  ) Hotel: Crowne Plaza CANBERRA - BEECHWORTH Ascend the summit of Mt. Ainsley this morning for panoramic views of a city that was purposebuilt to lead a young nation. Cross the mighty Murray River into Victoria and stop in Beechworth, Victoria's best-preserved gold rush town. You'll overnight in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', a boutique country property capturing the town's historic ambience. (BB,  ) Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation BEECHWORTH - MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) 'Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest breakfast, then journey through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sightseeing tour. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (FB,  ) Hotel: Vibe Savoy

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MELBOURNE FREE TIME Discover the heart and soul of Melbourne today, with a full free day to explore its iconic sights. Consider an Optional Experience to the Eureka Skydeck for panoramic views of the city. An alternative further afield will see you take a tour to Phillip Island to see the famous Little Penguins emerge from the sea. (BB)

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MELBOURNE - WARRNAMBOOL Buckle up for an epic coastal road trip filled with pinch me moments. Your journey along the scenic Great Ocean Road will include a stop in Lorne and Apollo Bay. Visit the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool. (BB, DW) Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue

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lunchtime. This afternoon, board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Kangaroo Island. Later, you'll 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

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KANGAROO ISLAND SIGHTSEEING You won't just see kangaroos on today's in-depth exploration of Kangaroo Island, which includes a visit to the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. Enjoy lunch at Vivonne Bay Lodge before taking part in a private Birds of Prey Show at Raptor Domain. Come face-to-face with kookaburras, owls and falcons as you don a glove and coax them to fly to you, or experience holding a wedge tailed eagle. Afterwards, join a 'Local Specialist' at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk amongst a breeding colony of Australian sea lions as they laze in the golden Australian sunshine. (BB, L) KANGAROO ISLAND - ADELAIDE (2 NIGHTS) Return to the mainland and continue your journey to Adelaide, the 'City of Churches'. Join your Travel Director for an orientation tour, followed this afternoon by your choice of sightseeing: visit the Adelaide Zoo, take a walking tour of historic Adelaide with a local guide or tour the Art Gallery of South Australia. (BB) Hotel: Stamford Plaza THE BAROSSA The rolling Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf and the Barossa lay ahead of you today and you'll have the opportunity to sample a number of their world-renowned wines. Enjoy lunch at the South Australian Company Store's Company Kitchen in the Barossa, then visit Jacob's Creek. You'll enjoy an opportunity to sample some of Trafalgar's favourites with a 'Local Specialist' before touring the surrounding vines. Return to Adelaide, followed by a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (BB, L, FD) DEPART ADELAIDE Your journey of Southern Australia at its end, say farewell to your fellow travellers as you transfer to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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TU 16 APR FR 26 APR

4530

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4530

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4530

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4530

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4530 4530

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1145 p.p.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$455

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$115

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$225 p.p.

SAVE

A$455 p.p.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy true Australian hospitality with a stay at a country home. 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. (Day 3)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces of Australia who fought and died in wars. (Day 1) Visit Worn Gundidj in Tower Hill State Reserve where you will gain insights into the local flora, volcanic formations and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. (Day 6)

STAYS WITH STORIES

As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Stay in boutique country-style accommodation in an historic gold-rush town. (Day 2)

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

LOCAL SPECIALIST

TRIP CODE: ESMA

For included sightseeing in Canberra (Day 1), Tower Hill and the Coonawarra (Day 6), Kangaroo Island and Seal Bay (Day 8) and the Barossa. (Day 10)

NARACOORTE - KANGAROO ISLAND (2 NIGHTS) Ease into the laidback lifestyle encouraged by the locals of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and visit Victor Harbor at WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast

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WARRNAMBOOL - NARACOORTE Join a 'Local Specialist' and 'Dive into Culture' at Worn Gundidj in Tower Hill State Reserve. Here you will gain insights into the local flora, volcanic formations and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective, before crossing the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier to view the Blue Lake. Your next stop is the celebrated wine-making region of Coonawarra, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a tasting at a local winery. Continue your journey to the Naracoorte Caves, where you'll be taken on a guided tour through Alexandra Cave. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge

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G R E AT O C E A N ROA D A ND K AN GA RO O IS L A N D 7 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 12 MEALS | FROM A$2995pp*

COMBINE THE NATURAL SPLENDOUR OF VICTORIA'S TWELVE APOSTLES AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S KANGAROO ISLAND WITH THE AWARD-WINNING FOOD AND WINE SCENE OF ADELAIDE HILLS, THE CELEBRATED BAROSSA AND COONAWARRA WINE REGIONS.

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SEE spectacular coastal scenery along the Great Ocean Road, the vineyards of the rolling Adelaide Hills

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MELBOURNE - WARRNAMBOOL Buckle up for an epic coastal road trip filled with pinch-me moments. Your journey along the scenic Great Ocean Road will include a stop in Lorne and Apollo Bay. Visit the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge before arriving in Warrnambool, the whaling capital. At the end of this highlight day, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR, DW) Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue

NARACOORTE - KANGAROO ISLAND (2 NIGHTS) Ease into the laidback lifestyle encouraged by the locals of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula and visit Victor Harbor at lunchtime. This afternoon, board your ferry at Cape Jervis and cross to Kangaroo Island. Later, you'll 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 in Kingscote, South Australia's oldest European settlement. (BB, DW) Hotel: Aurora Ozone KANGAROO ISLAND SIGHTSEEING Embark on in-depth exploration of Kangaroo Island, which includes a visit to the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park. Enjoy lunch at Vivonne Bay Lodge before taking part in a private Birds of Prey Show at Raptor Domain. Afterwards, join a 'Local Specialist' at Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided walk among a breeding colony of Australian sea lions. (BB, L)

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before touring the surrounding vines. Return to Adelaide, followed by a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (BB, L, FD)

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DEPART ADELAIDE Your journey of Southern Australia at its end, say farewell to your fellow travellers as you transfer to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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WARRNAMBOOL - NARACOORTE 'Dive Into Culture' at Worn Gundidj in Tower Hill State Reserve where you will gain insights into the local flora, volcanic formations and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective, before crossing the South Australia border to Mt. Gambier to view the Blue Lake. Your next stop is the celebrated wine-making region of Coonawarra, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a tasting at a local winery. Continue your journey to the Naracoorte Caves, where you'll be taken on a guided tour through Alexandra Cave with a 'Local Specialist'. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: William MacIntosh Motor Lodge

A$675 p.p.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$300

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$75

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$150 p.p.

SAVE

A$300 p.p.

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During your stay in Warrnambool, walk out to the headland around breakfast time and you'll see the Fairy Penguins head out to sea for their day's feeding. They call home Middle Island, a small, ruggedly beautiful land mass, 75 metres from the shoreline. Please ask for best seasonal time. Travel Director -Delma Coulson

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Worn Gundidj in Tower Hill State Reserve where you will gain insights into the local flora, volcanic formations and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. (Day 2)

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Tower Hill and the Coonawarra (Day 2), Kangaroo Island and Seal Bay (Day 4) and the Barossa. (Day 6)

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KANGAROO ISLAND - ADELAIDE (2 NIGHTS) Return to the mainland and continue your journey to Adelaide, the 'City of Churches'. After an orientation tour with your Travel Director, your choice of sightseeing could see you visit the Adelaide Zoo to see the Panda enclosure, embark on a guided city-walking tour through Adelaide's North Precinct or visit the Art Gallery of South Australia for a guided tour. This evening is yours to indulge in the city's multi-cultural flavours. (BB) Hotel: Stamford Plaza

Trip

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Vibe Savoy Melbourne, accommodation will need to be prebooked for the previous night. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

TRIP CODE: EMKA

THE BAROSSA The rolling Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf and the Barossa lay ahead of you today and you'll have the opportunity to sample a number of their world-renowned wines. Enjoy lunch at the South Australian Company Store's Company Kitchen in the Barossa, then visit Jacob's Creek Wines. You'll enjoy an opportunity to sample some of Trafalgar's favourites with a 'Local Specialist' WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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S OU T H E R N C A P ITA L S - C I T Y MEE TS BU S H 5 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 6 MEALS | FROM A$1560pp*

EXPLORE THE WONDER DOWN UNDER SIDE BY SIDE WITH HIGH-SPIRITED HOSTS WHO'LL SHARE THEIR SHEEPSHEARING LIFESTYLE, GOLD RUSH HERITAGE AND SIZZLING GOOD FUN AND FOOD AT A REAL AUSSIE BARBIE.

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ORIENTATION of Canberra and Beechworth

VISIT Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, a sheep farm

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SYDNEY - CANBERRA Journey through Australia's Southern Highlands bound for Canberra, purpose-built with the goal of creating the finest capital in the world. Stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and early colonial architecture, then visit Gold Creek Station and meet sheep farmer, Craig Starr, a 'Local Specialist'. Gain a deeper understanding of life on the farm before joining the Starr family for a Welcome Reception and Aussie barbecue lunch. On arrival in Australia's modern capital, you'll embark on a tour through Parliament House with a 'Local Specialist'. Later, 'Dive into Culture' and visit the Australian War Memorial to pay tribute to the brave Australian servicemen and women who have lost their lives in the past century in armed conflicts. Stay to hear an evocative lament, then join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner with wine. (WR, L, DW,  ) Hotel: Crowne Plaza CANBERRA - BEECHWORTH Admire a city designed for a young nation as you ascend to the summit of Mt. Ainslie for panoramic views of Canberra with its man-made lake Burley Griffin and award-winning architecture. Cross the mighty Murray into Victoria and visit its best-preserved gold rush town, historic Beechworth. We overnight in one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', immersing ourselves in the town's country-style gold rush heritage. Delve into the history of Australia's heady gold rush days after a brief orientation, with free time thereafter to explore its antique shops, galleries, the museum and the legendary Beechworth Bakery, self-proclaimed as ‘Australia's Greatest Bakery'. (BB,  ) Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodation BEECHWORTH - MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) 'Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest breakfast, then journey through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sightseeing tour, where you'll discover why Melbourne is frequently touted as one of the world's most liveable cities. Spend the evening at leisure immersing yourself in this capital of cool, reflected in its elegant arcades, grand civic buildings and stylish shopping and dining options lining the banks of the Yarra. (FB,  ) Hotel: Vibe Savoy

WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast BB Buffet Breakfast

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

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. As this holiday departs at 7.30am from Rydges Sydney Central, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Start Sydney

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Twin Share

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Twin Share

TU 16 APR SA 20 APR

1560

TU 10 DEC SA 14 DEC

1560

TU 07 MAY SA 11 MAY

1560

TU 03 SEP SA 07 SEP TU 24 SEP SA 28 SEP

1560 1560

TU 07 JAN SA 11 JAN TU 14 JAN SA 18 JAN TU 28 JAN SA 01 FEB

1560 1560 1560

TU 15 OCT SA 19 OCT

1560

TU 11 FEB SA 15 FEB TU 25 FEB SA 29 FEB

1560 1560

TU 05 NOV SA 09 NOV TU 26 NOV SA 30 NOV

1560 1560

TU 10 MAR SA 14 MAR TU 24 MAR SA 28 MAR

1560 1560

2020

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$535 p.p.

Young traveller discount:

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

TRIP CODE: ESBM

End Melbourne

SAVE up to A$155

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$40

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE A$80 p.p.

SAVE

A$155 p.p.

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Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS TRAFALGAR

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If you arrive into Sydney a couple of days before your Southern Capitals holiday starts, the Sydney Bridge Climb is a must. It's a safe and exhilarating climb to the top of this iconic structure, where you will experience one of the most beautiful vistas in the word! It doesn't matter what time of day you choose to climb, but at Dawn and Twilight are awe-inspiring! If you want just a taste of the experience, you can choose the 'Sampler', where you'll ascend the inner arch of the Bridge to a spectacular vantage point halfway to the top.

Enjoy true Australian hospitality with a stay in a country home. 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. (Day 3)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Commemorate the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces of Australia who fought and died in wars. (Day 1)

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in Canberra. (Day 1)

Travel Director - Christin Niederle AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE FREE TIME Enjoy a full day at leisure to connect with Melbourne's sophisticated cityscape. Wander the narrow lanes in search of edgy street art or consider an Optional Experience touring the Great Ocean Road past lush forests and golden beaches to see such highlights as the Bay of Islands, London Bridge and of course the Twelve Apostles, which rise from the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean. On your last evening in Melbourne, embrace your inner gourmand and seek out one of Melbourne's laneway restaurants to sample the cuisine for which the city is so famous. (BB)

YOUR HOLIDAY

DW Dinner With Wine FD Farewell Dinner

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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ULUṞU AND KINGS CANYON UNEARTHED

SYDNEY AND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

COMBINE THE ICONIC ULUṞU AND KINGS CANYON ON THIS MINI STAY IN AUSTRALIA'S RED CENTRE, TRACING CENTURIES OF STORY-TELLING AND THE NATURAL WONDERS WHICH THE LAND'S ABORIGINAL CARETAKERS HAVE PRESERVED.

THE COSMOPOLITAN SYDNEY CITYSCAPE GIVES WAY TO THE GLISTENING CLIFFS AND MISTY EUCALYPTUS CANOPIES OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH LITTLE TOWNS AND ADMIRE ICONIC NATURAL LANDSCAPES.

3 DAYS

YOUR

DAY

1

4 DAYS

| FROM A$1175pp*

Holiday

2

Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) - Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas) - Kings Canyon Rise before daybreak and watch the first rays of sun set Uluṟu and the Red Centre alight. Later, travel to the mystical domes of Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas), enjoying panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuṯa from the dune-viewing platform. Spend some time exploring the base of Walpa Gorge, admiring its unusual conglomerate rock formations, then travel to Kings Canyon later. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

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Kings Canyon - Depart Alice Springs This morning, join your Driver Guide for the rocky climb to the canyon rim for superb views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness). Alternatively, embark on a leisurely walk along the canyon creek bed. Later, travel through the desert to Alice Springs, where your Mini Stay concludes.

YOUR HOLIDAY

| FROM A$1250pp*

Holiday

Arrive Sydney (3 NIGHTS) Sophisticated Sydney is your launchpad for a memorable city-meets-bush experience. On arrival, transfer to your hotel (flights anytime). Hotel: Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour, City View

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City Sights - Harbour Cruise Lunch On your way north, you'll cross ‘The Coathanger'. At North Head Lookout, admire panoramic views of the Pacific. Travel to Manly to see the beach that has made the area so famous. Enjoy some free time there before returning to city for a harbour cruise and lunch aboard Captain Cook Cruises. This afternoon, your city sightseeing drive takes you through the historic Rocks district and then past the Opera House, Hyde Park, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair for magnificent harbour views. The sun-kissed shores of Bondi beckon and you'll have a chance to wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the clear cool water. (BB, L)

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Blue Mountains - Sydney Zoo See the glimmering haze over the Blue Mountains glow brighter as you head west towards the Three Sisters. At Scenic World, enjoy 360° views of the Jamison Valley. Take a step back in time and journey to Leura village for lunch. The amazing creatures of Australia are the stars of the show during your final stop at Sydney Zoo. See cuddly koalas, kangaroos and crocodiles then return to Sydney on your coach or take an optional cruise down the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour (own expense). (BB, L) Depart Sydney You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

YOUR HOLIDAY

Departures on or between

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Supp

01 APR 19 - 31 MAY 19 01 JUN 19 - 30 NOV 19 01 DEC 19 - 31 MAR 20

1175 1295 1175

52 56 52

320 390 320

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Single Supp

01 APR 19 - 30 SEP 19 01 OCT 19 - 31 MAR 20

1250 1420

63 71

500 635

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Mini Stays start daily 1 April 2019 to 31 Marc h 2020

Young Traveller Disc ount Save up to A$284

Young Traveller Disc ount Save up to A$334

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Arrive Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) - Sacred Sites and Sunset Journey to the Red Centre of Australia – a spiritual encounter with an ancient land and its Anangu caretakers awaits. On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport, you will be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 1.30pm). Dive into Culture during a visit to the Uluṟu – Kata Tjuṯa Cultural Centre, where there is time to learn more about the Western Desert region. Then, circle the base of Uluṟu with a local Driver Guide, who will reveal insights into the native flora, fauna and intriguing culture of the Anangu. Discover an array of sacred sites before embarking on a walk to Muṯitjulu Waterhole. Explore some of the area's caves and delve into the stories behind the ancient Aboriginal rock paintings. As the sun dips under the horizon and lights up Uluṟu in a blaze of red, yellow and orange hues, toast to a magnificent day spent exploring the outback. Hotel: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

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

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

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

As this Mini Stay concludes after 7pm, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the night of Day 3 in Alice Springs.

TRIP CODE: SS11

TRIP CODE: YK43 42

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CAIRNS AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

MELBOURNE AND THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

EMBARK ON AN AERIAL ADVENTURE SUSPENDED HIGH ABOVE LUSH CANOPIES, GORGES AND WATERFALLS, BEFORE YOU DIVE THE DEPTHS OF WARM PACIFIC WATERS TO EXPLORE AN UNDERWATER WONDERLAND.

COMBINE THE CAPITAL OF COOL AND AUSTRALIA'S GREAT OCEAN ROAD WITH A SPECIAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE WILD, WADDLING PENGUINS OF PHILLIP ISLAND AS THEY EMERGE FROM A HARD DAY'S FISHING.

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YOUR

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4 DAYS

| FROM A$975pp*

Holiday

Arrive Cairns (3 NIGHTS) Ease into the laidback vibe of Cairns as you transfer to your hotel (flights anytime) and spend the rest of the day soaking up your coastal surrounds. Hotel: Hilton

2

Great Barrier Reef A high-speed catamaran takes you to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef structure and marine park in the world. View the spectacular coral display and tropical fish from the comfort of an underwater observatory. Or take to the water, donning your mask and fins for a snorkel to see these marine creatures up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before returning to Cairns. (BB, L)

3

Tjapukai - Skyrail - Kuranda Scenic Rail Discover the secrets of the world's oldest living culture during a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Then, it's a short distance to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which will take you above the 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. Afterwards, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for a historic journey through some of the world's oldest rainforest before arriving at Freshwater Station. (BB)

YOUR HOLIDAY

01 APR 19 - 31 MAR 20

Holiday

Arrive Melbourne (3 NIGHTS) Kickstart your scenic coastal journey in Melbourne. Transfer to your hotel (flights anytime), then spend time immersing yourself in what makes this city Australia's ‘Capital of Cool'. Hotel: Crowne Plaza

2

Great Ocean Road - Twelve Apostles Today's journey will take you to the pretty coastal towns of Lorne and Anglesea, and through the lush tree-fern gullies and towering mountain-ash rainforests of Otway National Park. The imposing Twelve Apostles loom in the distance. Survey the grandeur of this iconic site from your cliff-top vantage point and stroll along the boardwalk. See Loch Ard Gorge and discover the romantic and tragic story of love and lives lost aboard the Loch Ard in 1878. Explore Port Campbell National Park and delve into the tragic history of over 50 ships wrecked along this unforgiving coastline. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge. (BB)

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City Sights - Phillip Island Your sightseeing tour will take you past Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to Maru Koala & Animal Park and connect with the koalas, kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils. View spectacular coastal scenery as you journey to Phillip Island. Witness a miracle of nature as the Little Penguins battle the surf and make their way to their dune burrows to greet their young families, then gain a deeper understanding of the environmental and conservation methods that ensure the wildlife and vulnerable geology of Phillip Island remain protected. (BB)

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Depart Melbourne Your Mini Stay concludes after breakfast. Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Planner

YOUR HOLIDAY

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Supp

975

49

335

Departures on or between

01 APR 19 - 31 MAR 20

Planner Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Supp

935

47

330

Mini Stays start daily 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Mini Stays start daily 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Young Traveller Disc ount Save up to A$195

Young Traveller Disc ount Save up to A$187

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MORE ABOUT YOUR

MINI STAYS

Departures on or between

| FROM A$935pp*

1

Depart Cairns Your rainforest and reef encounter at its end, you'll transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Down Under Tours.

This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialist - AAT Kings.

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.

TRIP CODE: CC11

TRIP CODE: MM11

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B E S T OF N EW ZEA L AN D 18 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 30 MEALS | FROM A$7440pp*

AS BRILLIANT AS THE STARRY SKY, THE LUMINOUS GLOW WORMS OF WAITOMO LIGHT UP THE DARK DEPTHS OF ANOTHER WORLD - YOURS TO EXPLORE ALONG AN EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ZEALAND.

BAY OF ISLANDS

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Waitomo Caves

ROTORUA

Taupo Mt. Ruapehu

NEW ZEALAND

Picton BLENHEIM PUNAKAIKI

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Arthurʼs ▼ Pass

Hokitika FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

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CITY TOUR in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim, Dunedin, Christchurch VISIT Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto, 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

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ARRIVE AUCKLAND Welcome to Auckland. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). Join your Travel Director for an evening Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Cordis AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (2 NIGHTS) We journey north to the Bay of Islands, where we'll cruise the game waters once plied by Māori fishermen. Delve into the legend of the ‘Hole in the Rock' (weather permitting) and visit historic Cape Brett. (BB, DW) Hotel: Copthorne Resort (Water View Room) BAY OF ISLANDS SIGHTSEEING Today, your choice of sightseeing: explore the Waitangi Treaty Reserve grounds; sail aboard a historic tall ship at sunset; take a relaxing tour of Kerikeri with wine and chocolate tasting or venture to Russell for a Mini Tour to learn about the settling of the Bay of Islands. (BB) BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND Indulge in some me-time this morning before returning to Auckland. Your journey takes you to Whangarei, New Zealand's northernmost city, before continuing to Parry Kauri Park. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at your hotel. (BB, RM) Hotel: The Cordis AUCKLAND - ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) Gain a deeper understanding of why Auckland justifiably earns its reputation as the City of Sails, then head to Waitomo for an encounter with the iridescent occupants of Glow Worm Grotto with a 'Local Specialist'. Continue to Rotorua. (BB) Hotel: Millennium ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING Embark on your choice of sightseeing: tour through the Whakawerawera Thermal Reserve; see the wizardry of the Hobbiton movie set or explore Rotorua and its three lakes in an amphibious WWII-era Duck. This evening, 'Dive into Culture' when you visit the Tamaki Family Village for a traditional Hangi Feast Regional Meal. (BB, RM,  ) ROTORUA - WELLINGTON Travel to the Huka Falls, then continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. ‘Dive into Culture' and gain insights into New Zealand's nature, heritage and art during an exclusive guided tour of Te Papa Museum, then conclude your day there with a Regional Meal. (BB, RM,  ) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor WELLINGTON - BLENHEIM You'll have free time to explore the ‘Capital of Cool'. This afternoon, prime your sea legs for a cruise through the Cook Strait into Queen Charlotte Sound. Journey to seaside Picton, then Blenheim, where tonight you'll enjoy a Regional Meal paired with Marlborough wines. (BB, RM) Hotel: Chateau Marlborough

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BLENHEIM - CHRISTCHURCH Travel to Kaikoura and delve into its whaling heritage. Continue to Christchurch, the Garden City. (BB) Hotel: Distinction

10

CHRISTCHURCH - TWIZEL Join us for a taste of country life at Morelea, where we'll 'Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest barbecue lunch and enjoy home-grown hospitality in the home of Angie and Stan Taylor. Journey past Lake WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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Pukaki and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Your encounter with the arresting beauty of New Zealand's South Island continues in Mount Cook National Park, our last stop today before arriving in Twizel. (BB, L, DW,  ) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn

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PUNAKAIKI - CHRISTCHURCH Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world's most scenic journeys. Celebrate an epic journey at a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends in Christchurch. (BB, FD) Hotel: Distinction

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

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Start End Twin Auckland Christchurch Share

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TU 22 JAN TU 29 JAN TU 05 FEB TU 12 FEB

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7440

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2020

Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$2660 p.p.

06 Apr 19 to 27 Apr 19: A$2495 p.p. Exceptions 01 Jun 19 to 28 Sep 19: A$2365 p.p. 05 Oct 19 to 28 Mar 20: A$2740 p.p. 7 Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2019 31 Mar 2020 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$820

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$205

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$410 p.p.

SAVE

A$820 p.p.

TRIP

Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

NEW ZEALAND

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YOUR

CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join Angie and Stan Taylor at their home, Morelea, for a barbecue lunch. (Day 10)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. (Day 7)

MORE ABOUT YOUR

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

FD Farewell Dinner

Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

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

TRIP CODE: ZABC

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N E W ZEA L AN D SP LEN D OUR 15 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 26 MEALS | FROM A$6285pp*

YOUR ADVENTURE THROUGH NEW ZEALAND'S SOUL-STIRRING NATURAL LANDSCAPES WILL TAKE YOU PAST SPECTACULAR GLACIERS AND ALPINE PEAKS, CULMINATING IN A VINTAGE ENCOUNTER WITH TSS EARNSLAW ON LAKE WAKATIPU.

AUCKLAND

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Waitomo Caves

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Taupo Mt. Ruapehu

▼ Picton BLENHEIM PUNAKAIKI

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Hokitika FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

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CITY TOUR in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch VISIT the Tamaki Māori Village in

Rotorua, historic Arrowtown and Franz Josef Glacier

CRUISE on Cook Strait, Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound VIEW the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train

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ARRIVE AUCKLAND Auckland extends a warm welcome as you transfer to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). Later, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and Regional Meal at your hotel. (WR, RM) Hotel: The Cordis AUCKLAND - ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) See the highlights of Auckland on a sightseeing tour, then head south to the Glow Worm Grotto of Waitomo. Admire the luminescent walls with a 'Local Specialist', then continue to the heritage hub of Rotorua, where you'll take an orientation tour against the backdrop of Lake Rotorua. (BB) Hotel: Millennium ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING Your choice of sightseeing: tour the Whakawerawera Thermal Reserve; delve into the wizardry behind the Hobbiton movie set or explore Rotorua and its three lakes in an amphibious WWII-era Duck. Tonight, 'Dive into Culture' on a visit to the Tamaki Family Village where Māori culture and traditions take centre stage with an authentic Hangi Regional Meal. (BB, RM,  ) ROTORUA - WELLINGTON Journey to Huka Falls, then continue your journey south along the rolling Kapiti Coast to New Zealand's capital city, Wellington. This evening, you'll ‘Dive into Culture' during an exclusive guided tour of Te Papa Museum of New Zealand followed by a Regional Meal savouring local flavours. (BB, RM,  ) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor WELLINGTON - BLENHEIM Take to the tranquil waters of Queen Charlotte Sound. Visit seaside Picton and stop in Blenheim where this evening your Regional Meal is prepared from local produce, paired with the delicate Marlborough wines. (BB, RM) Hotel: Chateau Marlborough BLENHEIM - CHRISTCHURCH Delve into the whaling heritage of Kaikoura and travel to Christchurch, a city revealing an effortless fusion of modern verve and the elegance of yesteryear. (BB) Hotel: Distinction CHRISTCHURCH - TWIZEL Visit Morelea to ‘Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest barbecue lunch, meeting your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor who will share insights into a lifetime farming in New Zealand. The flavours of Angie's famous pavlova will linger as you continue to the soul-stirring landscapes of Lake Tekapo to view the little stone-hewn Church of the Good Shepherd. (BB, L, DW,  ) Hotel: MacKenzie Country TWIZEL - DUNEDIN SIGHTSEEING Journey along the Waitaki River, taking a brief stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Continue to Oamaru and then on to soaring spires of Dunedin. This afternoon embark on your choice of sightseeing: tour Larnach Castle; ride the Taieri Gorge Railway; take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise or a tour of Speight's Brewery. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross

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QUEENSTOWN SIGHTSEEING Prepare for a thrill a minute on your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat; take a gondola to Bob's Peak for thrilling luge rides; visit Kiwi Birdlife Park or take a 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. (BB, RM)

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QUEENSTOWN - FRANZ JOSEF Delve into the rich gold mining heritage of Arrowtown before savouring the juicy flavours of stone fruit in Cromwell. Your journey to the icy depths of Franz Jozef Glacier will see you pass a trio of lakes as well as Haast Pass and Thunder Creek Falls. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

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TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN (2 NIGHTS) Journey through the natural wonderland of rainforest, ancient glacier and mountain ranges. Continue through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to cruise on beautiful Milford Sound. Later, travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the adventure capital of Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium

FRANZ JOSEF - PUNAKAIKI Your first stop is Hokitika, New Zealand's greenstone (jade) centre, for a jewellery demonstration by 'Local Specialist' a master carver. Travel to Punakaiki next. This evening, you'll stay at one of Trafalgar's ‘Stays with Stories', an eco-friendly resort on the waterfront. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort PUNAKAIKI - CHRISTCHURCH Board the TranzAlpine train at Arthur's Pass for one of the world's most scenic journeys. Your journey across New Zealand's North and South Islands almost at its end, you'll indulge in a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (BB, FD) Hotel: Distinction DEPART CHRISTCHURCH Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

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CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor in their home for a barbecue lunch and hear about a lifetime spent farming in New Zealand. (Day 7)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, and learn about the traditions of the Maori. (Day 4)

FD Farewell Dinner

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FROM THE ICY FINGERS OF FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER TO THE WARMTH OF ROTORUA'S GEOTHERMAL WONDERS, NEW ZEALAND WILL HAVE YOU IN ITS GRIP. EXPLORE THE MAGICAL MILFORD SOUND AND INDULGE IN A MOUTH-WATERING HANGI FEAST SHARED WITH A LOCAL MĀORI FAMILY.

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ARRIVE AUCKLAND (2 NIGHTS) Welcome to the New Zealand's invigorating North Island hub. On arrival in Auckland, transfer to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm) and settle in to one of the world's most liveable cities. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and dinner at your hotel. (WR, DW) Hotel: Stamford Plaza

ROTORUA - CHRISTCHURCH Encounter New Zealand's indigenous creatures that find sanctuary alongside the crystal-clear mineral springs of Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Join a 'Local Specialist' who will help you spot shy kiwi amongst the native bush, ferns and trees. From here, 'Dive into Culture' when you journey to Te Puia to meet the local Māori community at Whakawerawera for an introduction to their gift from the gods – the bubbling geysers, mud pools and thermal springs of Rotorua. A Māori 'Local Specialist' will show you New Zealand's largest geyser before you board your flight to Christchurch. (BB, ) Hotel: Distinction

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QUEENSTOWN FREE TIME Push your boundaries and indulge your inner adventurer on one of Trafalgar's Optional Experiences. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, take a minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon or simply explore Queenstown on your own. 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 Farewell Dinner. (BB, FD) DEPART QUEENSTOWN Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flight to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 4 from Rotorua to Christchurch - NZ5785. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

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FRANZ JOSEF - QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS) Journey across Haast Pass, along the pebbled shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and past Thunder Creek Falls. Savour the juicy flavours of apricots, peaches, plums in Cromwell, New Zealand's stone fruit capital, then visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown, where an orientation tour completes your day. (BB) Hotel: Millennium MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Travel south over the Devil's Staircase and along the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, the gateway to South Island's spectacular fiords. Continue through the ancient forests of Fiordland National Park, driving past peaks and glaciers and through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to capture the startling natural beauty of Cleddau Valley and Mirror Lake. A journey filled with pinch-me D Dinner RM Regional Meal DW Dinner With Wine

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A$1385 p.p.

Exceptions

A$1320 p.p. A$1250 p.p. A$1525 p.p.

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7 Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2019 -

31 Mar 2020 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Young traveller discount:

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Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$110

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$215 p.p.

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CHRISTCHURCH - FRANZ JOSEF Journey across the Canterbury Plains and snow-capped Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine, one of the world's most scenic rail journeys. Admire the vivid hues of greenstone (jade) during a visit to Hokitika for an exclusive jewellery carving demonstration with a 'Local Specialist' master carver. Continue to the luminescent icy depths of the Franz Josef Glacier, which you may choose to explore by air on an Optional Experience scenic flight (weather permitting). (BB, DW) Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING Immerse yourself in Auckland's intoxicating charm this morning as you embark on a city sightseeing tour to Mission Bay. Ascend to Bastion Point to admire views of the city skyline and Auckland Harbour, which you'll have an opportunity to explore later on board a cruise. Sit back and relax, as you experience first-hand why Auckland justifiably earns its reputation as the City of Sails. (BB) AUCKLAND - ROTORUA Your Trafalgar Highlight today is a visit to Lance and Bridgette O'Sullivan's dairy farm, where you'll 'Connect with Locals' and discover New Zealand's horse racing traditions over a country-style Be My Guest lunch. This evening, 'Dive into Culture' at the Tamaki Family Marae, complete with a tasty Hangi Regional Meal with wine and powerful Māori cultural performance revealing the rituals and traditions of this ancient culture. (BB, L, RM,  ,  ) Hotel: Millennium

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Queenstown is my home and it’s also home to Fergburger, which CNN Travel posits 'just might be the best burger joint on the planet!' Open 24 hours a day, it's a compulsory stop for all burger lovers. Travel Director - Nathan Hyslop

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Dive Into Culture Stays with Stories Connect With Locals

Join the O'Sullivans in the North Island for lunch at the Red Barn on their beautiful dairy farm in the Waikato region. (Day 3)

DIVE INTO CULTURE Immerse yourself in Māori culture and enjoy a traditional Māori feast at the Tamaki Māori Marae. (Day 3)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE You'll explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park and learn about the kiwi breeding program. You'll also discover how your trip supports their vital work. (Day 4) 49

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S OU TH ER N SP ECTACU L AR 10 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 17 MEALS | FROM A$4310pp*

JOURNEY FROM THE PANCAKE ROCKS OF PUNAKAIKI TO PICTURE-PERFECT LAKE TE ANAU. TUCK INTO A TASTE OF COUNTRY LIFE WITH THE TAYLORS, BOARD THE TRANZALPINE TRAIN AND CRUISE THE MILFORD SOUND.

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TWIZEL - DUNEDIN SIGHTSEEING Your day starts with a journey along the Waitaki River and a photo stop at the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through to the township of Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, and on to the soaring spires and Victorian façades of Dunedin. This afternoon 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 or experience an interactive tour of Speight's Brewery. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross DUNEDIN - TE ANAU Spend the morning connecting with the Scottish heritage of Dunedin, departing this southern city in the afternoon bound for Te Anau, the gateway to Milford Sound. Journey through lush pastoral lands dotted with sheep farms, arriving on the shores of Lake Te Anau for an evening at leisure. Consider a Trafalgar Highlight this evening, joining an Optional Experience to the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. (BB, DW) Hotel: Distinction TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN (2 NIGHTS) Savour a day filled with pinch-me moments as you explore the extraordinary natural splendour of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Keep your camera close at hand as you journey through 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. Take to the still waters of Milford Sound, cruising past such highlights as Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Later, journey over the Devil's Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu bound for Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital. Enjoy an evening at leisure after an orientation tour. (BB) Hotel: Millennium

board the TSS Earnslaw, New Zeakand's oldest steamship, cruising across Lake to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel's Homestead. Gain a deeper understanding of high-country farm life during an entertaining farm show, then return to Queenstown to sample the festive nightlife. (BB, RM)

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QUEENSTOWN - FRANZ JOSEF A morning visit to Arrowtown reveals its rich gold mining heritage, before your journey continues to Cromwell, where you'll have an opportunity to savour the juicy flavours of local stone fruit. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka, then cross Haast Pass to Thunder Creek Falls in Mt Aspiring National Park. Here you'll stretch your legs and embark on a short rainforest walk before continuing to the luminescence of the Franz Josef Glacier, the world's most accessible glacier. (BB, DW) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier (Douglas Wing)

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FRANZ JOSEF - PUNAKAIKI Take some time this morning to explore the icy depths of this white wilderness that has retreated from the sea over millennia. Later, journey to Hokitika. Here, you will delve into the delicate craft of greenstone carvery during a visit to a factory and jewellery demonstration by a 'Local Specialist' master carver. Punakaiki's Pancake Rocks and Blowholes are your destination today. Spend the night at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' – the eco-friendly Punakaiki Resort located right on the waterfront. Dinner is served against the backdrop of the thundering Tasman surf. (BB, DW,  ) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort

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PUNAKAIKI - CHRISTCHURCH A leisurely start to your day will see you journey across Arthur's Pass where you'll board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world's most scenic rail journeys across the snow-capped Southern Alps and and Canterbury Plains. Arrive in Christchurch and admire the city's efforts to rebuild itself after a devastating earthquake. Later this evening, you'll join newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner to toast to your trip. (BB, FD) Hotel: Distinction DEPART CHRISTCHURCH Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1290 p.p.

Exceptions

A$1220 p.p. A$1140 p.p. A$1330 p.p.

07 Apr 19 to 05 May 19: 08 Jun 19 to 29 Sep 19: 06 Oct 19 to 29 Mar 20:

7 Important Note: Departures between 1 Oct 2019 -

31 Mar 2020 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

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EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

SAVE

A$485 p.p.

TRIP

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$120 Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$245 p.p. Past guests: Unlock VIP benefits

Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

*All prices are per person, twin share, land only.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

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

Join your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor in their home for a barbecue lunch and hear about a lifetime spent farming in New Zealand. (Day 2)

TRIP CODE: ZCQR

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QUEENSTOWN SIGHTSEEING Expect a thrill a minute on your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat; take a gondola to Bob's Peak for thrilling luge rides; embark on a minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon or visit Kiwi Birdlife Park. This evening, you'll WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH Discover the delightful fusion of modern design and the elegance of yesteryear in Christchurch, your gateway to South Island. Transfer to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm), then spend time at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an evening Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Distinction CHRISTCHURCH - TWIZEL 'Connect with Locals' and immerse yourself in New Zealand country life at Morelea, joining Angie and Stan Taylor in their home for a Be My Guest barbecue lunch, complete with Angie's famous pavlova. Leave their home-grown Kiwi hospitality behind bound for Lake Pukaki and the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Continue your journey to Mount Cook National Park and soak up the alpine scenery. (BB, L, DW,  ) Hotel: MacKenzie Country

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Stay on the South Island's wild west coast at eco‑friendly Punakaiki Resort. Designed in harmony with the environment, your stay gives you a unique insight into local ecology and nature. (Day 8) FD Farewell Dinner

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N ORT H ER N D I SCOV ERY 8 DAYS | 1 COUNTRY | 11 MEALS | FROM A$3225pp*

A SOUL-STIRRING ENCOUNTER WITH SPECTACULAR SCENERY, FROM THE CITY OF SAILS TO THE CAPITAL OF COOL, WITH VISITS TO THE BAY OF ISLANDS AND LEGENDARY 'HOLE IN THE ROCK'.

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ARRIVE AUCKLAND Your launchpad to North Island is the vibrant urban hub of Auckland. On arrival, transfer to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm) and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Later this evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: The Cordis AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS (2 NIGHTS) We leave the City of Sails behind, continuing north through lush farmland to the Bay of Islands. Here, we'll set forth across the sea, cruising to the Māori's legendary Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and Cape Brett with its historic lighthouse. We sail past deserted beaches and secluded coves dotting the bay, returning to the mainland via Paihia, where we can shop for local crafts. (BB, DW) Hotel: Copthorne Resort (Water View Room) BAY OF ISLANDS SIGHTSEEING Spend the day indulging in your choice of sightseeing: enjoy a relaxing tour of Kerikeri and sample delicious chocolates and organic wines; take a mini tour through historic Russell; explore the Waitangi Treaty Reserve Grounds or sail aboard a historic tall ship through sheltered waters at sunset while sipping wine. (BB) BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND Indulge in some me-time this morning before returning to Auckland. But first, visit Whangarei, New Zealand's northernmost city, to view some of its fine art galleries and take a stroll through the marina in the Town Basin. Continue to Parry Kauri Park, where you'll have an opportunity to walk amongst the Kauri giants that have towered over the forest floor for millennia. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Regional Meal at The Cordis, showcasing a personalised dégustation menu that incorporates seafood dishes and desserts made from the freshest local ingredients. (BB, RM) Hotel: The Cordis AUCKLAND - ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) Begin your day with a city sightseeing tour of Auckland before following the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river, to the Waitomo Caves. Join your 'Local Specialist' for an encounter with the iridescent occupants of Glow Worm Grotto, navigating its luminous limestone depths on board a boat and on a leisurely walk to admire its natural formations. Your journey continues to Rotorua, with an orientation tour on arrival. (BB) Hotel: Millennium ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING Embark on your choice of sightseeing: discover Māori culture at Te Puia Māori Arts and Crafts Institute; relax in healing waters of a private hot mineral pool at the Polynesian Spa; explore Rotorua and its lakes in an amphibious WWII-era Duck or take a guided tour of the Hobbiton movie set to delve into its Big Screen wizardry. Tonight, an evening of culture, history and succulent traditional flavours awaits you at Tamaki Family Marae. 'Dive into Culture' as you wander through the ancient forest village and learn about Māori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Later, you'll indulge in an authentic Māori Hangi Regional Meal, steamed underground in the traditional way. (BB, RM,  ) WR Welcome Reception BB Buffet Breakfast L Lunch

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ROTORUA - WELLINGTON Say Haere Ra (goodbye) to Rotorua this morning and journey to the raging waters of Huka Falls, which feeds Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake. Continue south over the volcanic landscapes of the Central Plateau and along the scenic Kapiti Coast to New Zealand's capital, Wellington. 'Dive into Culture' this evening during an exclusive guided tour of Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, followed by a Regional Meal at the museum, revealing the city's culinary reputation. (BB, RM,  ) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor DEPART WELLINGTON Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Wellington Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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*All prices are per person, twin share, land only. This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists AAT Kings.

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Start End Auckland Wellington

Price PP Start End Auckland Wellington

Twin Share

SA 05 JAN SA 12 JAN SA 19 JAN SA 26 JAN

SA 12 JAN SA 19 JAN SA 26 JAN SA 02 FEB

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SA 09 FEB SA 16 FEB SA 23 FEB SA 02 MAR

3680 3680 3680 3680

SA 02 MAR SA 09 MAR SA 16 MAR SA 23 MAR SA 30 MAR

SA 09 MAR SA 16 MAR SA 23 MAR SA 30 MAR SA 06 APR

3680 3680 3680 3680 3680

SA 06 APR SA 13 APR SA 20 APR SA 27 APR

SA 13 APR SA 20 APR SA 27 APR SA 04 MAY

3450 3450 3450 3450

SA 01 JUN SA 08 JUN SA 29 JUN SA 06 JUL

3225 3225

SA 27 JUL SA 03 AUG

3225

SA 10 AUG SA 17 AUG SA 24 AUG SA 31 AUG SA 31 AUG SA 07 SEP

3225 3225 3225

SA 07 SEP SA 14 SEP SA 14 SEP SA 21 SEP SA 21 SEP SA 28 SEP

3225 3225 3225

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3225

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SA 12 OCT SA 19 OCT SA 26 OCT SA 02 NOV

3750 3750 3750 3750

u SA 02 NOV u SA 09 NOV u SA 16 NOV u SA 23 NOV u SA 30 NOV

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3750 3750 3750 3750 3750

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SA 14 DEC SA 21 DEC SA 28 DEC SA 04 JAN

3750 3750 3750 3750

u SA 04 JAN u SA 11 JAN u SA 18 JAN u SA 25 JAN

SA 11 JAN SA 18 JAN SA 25 JAN SA 01 FEB

3750 3750 3750 3750

u SA 01 FEB u SA 08 FEB u SA 15 FEB u SA 22 FEB u SA 29 FEB

SA 08 FEB SA 15 FEB SA 22 FEB SA 29 FEB SA 07 MAR

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Single Supplement (add to price above):

A$1300 p.p.

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A$1265 p.p. A$1215 p.p. A$1340 p.p.

06 Apr 19 to 27 Apr 19: 01 Jun 19 to 28 Sep 19: 05 Oct 19 to 28 Mar 20:

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31 Mar 2020 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Young traveller discount:

SAVE up to A$375

Multiple trip discount: SAVE up to A$95

EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

Triple room discount: SAVE up to A$190 p.p.

SAVE

A$375 p.p. TRAFALGAR

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Explore the laneways of Wellington for locally-made treats. Delicious handcrafted chocolates at the Chocolate Factory and natural peanut butter at Fix and Fogg both at 5 Eva Street, Te Aro. And try a famous salted caramel cookie at Leeds Street Bakery, 14 Leeds Street, Te Aro. Travel Director - Katie Hunter

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DIVE INTO CULTURE Immerse yourself in Māori culture and enjoy a traditional Māori feast at the Tamaki Māori Village. (Day 6) Visit Te Papa Museum of New Zealand and gain a deeper understanding of the traditions of the Māori. (Day 7)

LOCAL SPECIALIST For included sightseeing in the Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves. (Day 5) FD Farewell Dinner

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BOOKING CONDITIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION Large print version is available at: trafalgar.com SUMMARY BOOKING AND CANCELLATION TERMS INFORMATION GUIDED HOLIDAYS Deposit Required

AIR TICKETS Deposit Required As per airline policy

$200

Final Payment

45 days

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As per airline policy

NO OF DAYS 45 days and over

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44-22 days

25%

44-22 days

$75 plus airline charges

21-8 days

30%

21-8 days

$75 plus airline charges

7-1 days

50%

$75 plus airline charges

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100%

7-1 days Departure Day/ No show

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd 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. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute 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. 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 holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the booking 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 HOLIDAY PRICE Intra-trip Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises, ferries and intra-tour flights (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note on some regional holidays smaller motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control motorcoaches are used otherwise than as advertised, a refund of $10 per person will be made. 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 holidays in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Quad occupancy is based on four people sharing one room with two beds and may be used only for two adults and two children aged 17 or younger. Quad rooms are only available on Family Experiences with a limit of 2 adults in that room. Accommodation is typically based on two-bedded rooms with a private bath. Rollaway beds are not included in either the triple or quad prices. 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 travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. A limited number of twin rooms are available with our Shared Rooming service. Trafalgar shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the shared rooming. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as 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.

$75 plus airline charges

Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. 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 mobile 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 on train trips, or 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 trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided holidays 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 holiday. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using Englishspeaking 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 holiday 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 Luggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel, is included in the price. Motorcoach Luggage Allowances: Due to limited coach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs./23kg. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. 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. Carryon/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the coach by you each day of the guided holiday. 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 luggage 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 coach. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to luggage 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 holiday. Airline Luggage Allowances: Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked luggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly or

EXTRA ACCOMMODATION Deposit Required No additional deposit required In accordance with guided Final Payment holiday NO OF DAYS PENALTY 45 days and over $35 Higher of $35 or 25% 44-22 days of accommodation price Higher of $35 or 30% 21-8 days of accommodation price 7-1 days 100% of accommodation price Departure Day/ 100% of accommodation price No show iflybags.com for their most current luggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding luggage. Tips/Gratuities Tips/gratuities to your Motorcoach Driver, Local Host, Local Specialists and Travel Director should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY 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 luggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Host, Local Specialists and Motorcoach Drivers; 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 holiday whether of your own volition, our decision based on behaviour 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 holiday will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms 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 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 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. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days prior to the 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 Booking and Cancellation Terms table. 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. A fee of 1% will be applied at the time of payment when paying by credit card. 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 Early/Early Bird Savings Savings are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Bird Savings” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see “Ways to Save” section). 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’ accommodation, transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. See the dates and rates section of the itinerary online at trafalgar.com for current availability. 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 to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements 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. Please refer to “Passport and Visas” 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, affidavits, immunisations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. 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 holiday related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change plus any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Costs and charges may increase 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 holiday 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 holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. 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. Names Changes A fee of $50 per person will be charged for name changes or name corrections together with any airline penalties and other cost or charges incurred. CANCELLATIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled 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 holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • 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 Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table (includes GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for guided holiday is given after the booking is confirmed. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection.

• If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees as per the Summary Booking and Cancellation Terms table apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and nonrefundable. See ‘Air Cancellation’ Section. • 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 holiday, 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 If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to/from your holiday destination. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. 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 incur a service fee of $35 per person, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. Airline Seating 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. Not all airlines offer preassigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to a schedule change, equipment change or other unforeseen circumstances. Seating is solely under the airline’s control. 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 as well as special meal requests. Trafalgar does not assure that these requests will be granted. Airline Availability 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. 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 Holiday 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.

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For up-to-date pricing contact your Travel Agent or visit 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 holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in Australian 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 luggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation On all guided holidays 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 travelling to certain foreign countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarised letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. 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 notarised 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 holiday 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 individualised 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 traveller 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 travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purposes. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. - 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 for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, 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 holiday. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your holiday, 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 holidays 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 holiday, 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. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the holiday 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. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday 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 behaviour, 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 accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation 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 holiday 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 Traveller Discount The Young Traveller 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 or triple room. Only one Young Traveller discount per room is permitted. The discount cannot be combined with our Group, Triple and Past Guest Discounts. Please see ‘Ways to Save’ for details. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday 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 holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. 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 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 holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense. Please see the ‘Extend your Holiday’ section for a list of pre- and postguided holiday accommodation. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. If your extra night accommodations are 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 travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free.

Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday 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 the departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday 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 (“released parties”) 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 luggage 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. The released parties shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All luggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain luggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, 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 holiday 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 released parties are 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 travelling 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, its related companies 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, travelling 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, travelling 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 organisations 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. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd’s Limited Role Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. 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 holiday 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 staff 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 holiday 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 holiday, 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.

Data Protection To process your guided holiday 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 organisations, 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 the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. 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, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 2, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. A fee may be charged for supplying you with 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 Arrangements Your 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 holiday, 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 holiday, 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 Holiday Participation" regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 2, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 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: 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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TRAVEL INFO

E X TE N D YOU R H OLI DAY

OUR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTED RATES ENABLE YOU TO EXTEND YOUR STAY AT THE HOTEL WHERE YOUR HOLIDAY STARTS OR FINISHES. FIND THE HOTEL DETAILS ON YOUR TRIP ITINERARY PAGE AND ASK YOUR TRAVEL AGENT TO MAKE THE RESERVATION FOR YOU WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR TRAFALGAR HOLIDAY; IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT.

CAN WE HELP YOU? CALL TOLL-FREE ON 1-800-002-006 For a Trafalgar expert: travel advice, bookings, information or a helping hand. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Monday - Friday: 9:00am – 1:00am Saturday: 9:00am – 10:00pm Closed on Sundays On-line 24/7 trafalgar.com For information, bookings, online payments and frequently asked questions.

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City AUSTRALIA Adelaide Alice Springs Ayers Rock

Season

Stamford Plaza Mercure Alice Springs Resort (room only) Sails in the Desert (room only)

01 April '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Oct '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Apr - 31 May '19, 01 Dec '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Jun '19 - 30 Nov '19 01 Apr - 31 May '19, 01 Dec '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Jun '19 - 30 Nov '19 01 May '19 - 31 May '19 01 Jun '19 - 07 Oct '19 01 Jan '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Apr '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Jan '19 - 31 Jan '19 01 Feb '19 - 31 Mar '19 01 Apr - 30 Apr '19, 11 Sep - 30 Oct '19, 01 Jan - 31 Jan '20 01 May - 10 Sep '19, 31 Oct - 31 Dec '19, 01 Feb - 31 Mar '20 01 Jan '19 - 31 Aug '19 01 Sep '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Jan '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Apr '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Apr '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Apr '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Apr '19 - 30 Sep '19 01 Oct '19 - 31 Mar '20 01 Jan '19 - 31 Mar '19 01 Apr '19 - 31 Mar '20

248 204 560 680 530 610 489 500 255 260 470 380 485 389 315 325 258 285 273 232 356 419 265 297

124 102 280 340 295 335 259 264 145 150 255 210 260 213 180 185 147 155 137 129 194 225 146 165

01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01

594 450 270 283 305 266 338 296 360

324 225 153 160 170 150 169 148 190

Desert Gardens Broome

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Cairns Darwin Hamilton Island

Hilton Cairns Hotel Mantra on the Esplanade Reef View Hotel

Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Launceston Melbourne

Grand Chancellor Crowne Plaza Vibe Savoy Crowne Plaza Hyatt Regency Darling Harbour - (City View)

Perth Sydney

Rydges Sydney Central NEW ZEALAND Auckland

Price PP (A$) Single Twin

Hotel

Christchurch

The Cordis Stamford Plaza Distinction Hotel

Wellington

James Cook Grand Chancellor

Queenstown

Millennium Hotel

Jan '19 - 30 Sep '19 Oct '19 - 31 Mar '20 Jan '19 - 30 Sep '19 Oct '19 - 31 Mar '20 Jan '19 - 30 Sep '19 Oct '19 - 31 Mar '20 Jan '19 - 30 Apr '19 May '19 - 30 Sep '19 Oct '19 - 31 Mar '20

Note: A supplement may apply for festive seasons and special events. This will be advised at time of booking. Prices are per person, per night on a single and twin basis, based on two-bedded rooms with private bath, including breakfast (unless otherwise specified), all applicable taxes and service charges. Luggage handling is not included. Hotels may vary between holiday departures; your Travel Agent will advise you of the confirmed hotel (s). Hotels are subject to availability and only offered in conjunction with the holiday you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply.

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TRAVEL INFO

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

REGISTRATION

With Trafalgar you will receive complimentary arrival transfers by private

Your Registration on MyTrafalgar

car and departure transfers by shuttlebus or minivan on the starting and

Every travel moment counts and to ensure that your trip runs effortlessly,

ending day of your holiday.

as well as making sure we can contact you in the unlikely event of an

Trafalgar is also pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers on other days in conjunction with pre and post accommodation when booked through Trafalgar. Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar 45 days prior to travel.

emergency, we require all our guests to register before they travel. This is easily done online, in Manage My Booking. Registering takes only a few minutes and then you’ll be set for a trip of unforgettable moments. Here’s what you’ll need to enter:

In the event of missed transfers due to flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s

1. Your contact details, such as email address and mobile number you will be travelling with

control or guests not using this service, no refund is available.

2. Someone at home we can contact in case of an emergency 3. Your passport and insurance details

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Each guest is responsible for ensuring their passport is valid for at least

Visit Trafalgar.com/ManageMyBooking to complete your registration and start personalising your holiday.

6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and that all necessary

E-DOCUMENTS

visas and permits have been acquired. Multiple-entry visas may be required if you are entering a country more than once on your holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited during your trip.

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Once registered, you’ll receive an email approximately 21 days prior to your departure with a link to download your electronic documents on

The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not

My Trafalgar. We’re committed to long-term sustainability, so by choosing

responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements

this paperless option, you’re supporting our JoinTrafalgar efforts to

of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing

reforest 100 acres of land across Northern California.

to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

All guests will need to register on Manage My Booking to receive their trip documentation.

Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.

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Your Travel Documents Will Be Available on MyTrafalgar

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Printed documents will be available on a request basis should this be more convenient for you.

PERSONALISED GROUP TRAVEL

MYTRAFALGAR

Scheduled Departures Enjoy incredible savings for bookings of ten or more guests; the more

Enhance Your Experience on MyTrafalgar

guests, the greater your discount. Call us to get a quote for your group

MyTrafalgar is an easy-to-use, interactive travel portal that connects you to

and find out about our free trip policy too.

your Trafalgar holiday before, during and after your trip.

Custom Groups

You’ll find all your itinerary details, be able to download your travel

Trafalgar can customise group trips to suit your specifications in any one

documents and chat with travel companions online.

of our worldwide destinations.

Visit Trafalgar.com/MyTrafalgar

Simply let us know where you want to go, your preferred hotel standard and any particular sightseeing that you’re interested in and we’ll create an

OUR TERMINOLOGY

itinerary filled with authentic experiences. However you’re travelling, with family or friends, or in a group that shares a common interest, whether it be the arts, food or history, we’ll make sure that you discover the true essence of your chosen destination.

Below are descriptions relating to specific terms used within our brochure itinerary pages:

Visit

– In-depth sightseeing with a Local Specialist or Travel Director, which includes fast-track entry (where applicable).

For more information, contact your local Travel Agent or a Trafalgar team member on 02 9657 3333 or email: groups@trafalgartours.com.au

View

– A brief stop to enjoy the sights and take some photos.

Note: Minimum numbers for custom groups vary from 10-20 people (10 rooms) based on selected destination.

See

– Observe sights while passing by on your coach, cruise or train

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GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION TRAFALGAR’S GOLD SEAL ADDITIONAL PROTECTION PLAN COSTS ONLY A$99 PER PERSON (PAYABLE WITH YOUR DEPOSIT ONLY) AND INCLUDES: ON YOUR HOLIDAY Should you, or your travel companion, leave at anytime during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the holiday (note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required. RETURN FLIGHT SECURITY If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should autumn sick* while you are on your Trafalgar guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from Australia. PRE-PAID CANCELLATION OPTION Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date from Australia. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Trafalgar only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and/or payment refunded at any time prior to tour commencement or you will have the option to carry it over to another Trafalgar or TTC holiday.

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Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. Cancellation option fee is not refundable for any reason. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

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