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Experience the real Australia and New Zealand with our exclusive Insider Experiences 26 unique itineraries and a choice of vacation styles Every detail covered: sightseeing, hotels, transportation and dining

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Australia and New Zealand with the Insiders

Travel is one of life’s greatest experiences. For every new horizon we cross, we broaden our own. For every intriguing character we meet, we become more interesting ourselves. Our travels in Australia and New Zealand have given us incredible insights into the diverse cultures and territories of both countries. Forged through our local teams’ rich knowledge, and revealed by our expert Travel Directors, we share these Insider moments on every one of our Australia and New Zealand vacations. Our 68 years’ experience means we hand-pick the right practical elements too. That’s why we always include accommodations perfectly suited to the location, quality transportation and must-see sightseeing. That’s what makes us the world’s most awarded guided travel company. We look forward to sharing our Australia and New Zealand with you.

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“Our roots run deep in the South Pacific. It’s our passion to help our guests travel beyond the expected and see more of Australia and New Zealand” Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

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What’s always included

KEY: = Overnight Stays = Places Visited

• T  he services of the industry’s best-trained Travel Directors • E  xpertly sourced accommodations – always with private facilities • Must-see sightseeing • Unique Insider Experiences • Breakfast every day • S  elected lunches and up to half of your evening meals – including gratuities • A luxury air-conditioned coach

NORTHERN TERRITORY

• A  ll your hotel gratuities, charges and local taxes – including porter service

Our Insider Experiences •

Get a deeper understanding of the places you visit. We’ve built up an unbeatable network of Local Experts who are passionate about sharing their home cities and regions with you.

• Experience a taste of real life with Be My Guest. We know the region’s most colorful characters and take you to meet them in their enchanting homes, where they share their stories and serve up great local cooking.

Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

Alice Springs

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Uluru (Ayers Rock)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

• Enjoy a unique night’s rest in our Authentic Accommodations. We give you comfort with a difference in hotels that epitomize distinctive local architectural styles and traditions. • R  evel in exclusive behind-the-scenes access. We have the local contacts to open doors for you, giving you a Unique Insight into wellknown places. • D  iscover Hidden Treasures. Our Travel Directors know your destination like the back of their hand. They share little gems of knowledge and favorite secret spots that only locals know about. • Sample the best Local Specialties around. We’ve unearthed the places that are renowned locally for regional produce and take you to meet skilled artisans as they work on their crafts.

More information on our unique A Insider Experiences is detailed on pages 5 to 19 and on individual itinerary pages. 3

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The Barossa Adelaide Kangaroo Island

Glenelg

Mt. Gambier

Tower Hill Warrnamb

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Your guide to Trafalgar Mossman Gorge Port Douglas

Kuranda

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

Hamilton Island

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QUEENSLAND

STRALIA Bay of Islands

NEW SOUTH WALES Hunter Valley Blue Mountains

NEW ZEALAND

Taupo

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Geelong Melbourne Tower Hill Dandenong Ranges Lorne Phillip Island Warrnambool Apollo Bay

Gordon River Cruise

Launceston Cradle Mountain Bicheno Strahan Ross Freycinet National Park

TASMANIA

Russell Falls Hobart

Port Arthur

Wellington Blenheim

Punakaiki Hokitika Arthur’s Pass Christchurch Franz Josef Mount Cook Twizel Milford Sound Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin

Sheffield Queenstown

SOUTH ISLAND

Kaikoura


Local Experts Explore beneath the sails of Sydney’s most iconic sight, the Opera House. Our Local Expert takes you on a private tour of this World Heritage building – sharing stories of its history, insights into its unique architecture and its secrets. See trips featuring our private Opera House tour on selected pages from 24-40.

Authentic Accommodations Situated under the starlit skies of Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, the prized gallery and

Genuine Insider Experiences

cultural centre of Ayers Rock Resort give an in-depth insight into indigenous life and outback traditions, coupled with the comfort of a spa sanctuary. See trips featuring Ayers Rock Resort on selected pages from 28-59.

Be My Guest The air filled with the chants of Maori warriors, you witness the power and pride behind the legendary haka as you’re welcomed onto the Tamaki Family Marae. The family share ancient tales and traditions over an authentic hangi meal. See trips featuring the Tamaki Family Marae on selected pages from 25-52.

Unique Insights Enjoy sweet bush tea and delicious freshly baked Damper bread in Mossman Gorge’s lush rainforest. Discover real bush tucker and encounter Aboriginal traditions with our indigenous expert, and experience the mystical ‘smoking’ ceremony, said to ward off bad spirits. See our trip featuring our Dreamtime Gorge Walk on page 34.

Local Specialties Meeting jade, or ‘pounamu’, artisans in Hokitika, you admire their skill as they craft the locally-found, vibrant green gemstone into striking contemporary designs. And listen as they share the cultural and spiritual importance of the stone, and why it’s believed it should only ever be given as a gift. See trips featuring this jade

Discover more of our Insider Experiences — just look for the A symbol on every itinerary page

factory on selected pages from 26-53.

Images clockwise from bottom left: Mossman Gorge, Australia; Sydney Opera House, Australia; Ayers Rock Resort, Australia; Hokitika, New Zealand; Tamaki Family Marae, New Zealand.

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Your choice of travel styles

We’ve designed our collection to help you discover Australia and New Zealand, crafting each itinerary to share the rich cultures and diversity of this unique part of the world. Each trip is carefully planned to include the right hotels, dining and sightseeing, with the perfect mix of organized activities and free time. Together with our famous Insider moments, created to give you genuine insights into each destination, it’s the ideal way to experience Australia and New Zealand. And because every traveler is different, we have four travel styles to choose from: 6

DEEPER FOCUS with Regionals

TAKING IT SLOW with At Leisure

Taking you deep inside the culture of

Slower paced, these vacations give

a destination, these in-depth trips help

you longer stays and later starts –

you absorb the spirit and soul of a

so you have more free time and rarely

state, territory or island, with our Insider

have to leave the hotel before 9am. Of

Experiences taking you to explore,

course, your Travel Director still shares

chat or even dine with locals.

Insider knowledge and experiences.

COVERING GROUND with Discoveries

STAY LONGER with a Mini-Stay or Stopover

An instant introduction to Australia and

The perfect way to extend your vacation,

New Zealand’s diversity, we created

our independent mini-stays often

this collection so you can experience

combine extra time in a popular city or

more in one vacation. Faster paced,

town with a trip to iconic sights like the

they still reveal the culture of each

Great Barrier Reef, while our Fiji stopover

destination, introducing you to

is an ideal way to break up a long flight.

indigenous people and local moments.

Discover more on page 54-55.

Images, clockwise from top left: Darling Harbour, Sydney; Mirror Lakes, New Zealand; Uluru (Ayers Rock); Aboriginal artwork.


Australia and New Zealand are covered and uncovered on our 26 itineraries, with a choice of vacation styles to explore in our brochure. Enjoy your journey. Australia and New Zealand with the Insiders Your guide to Trafalgar Genuine Insider Experiences

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Sydney & the Blue Mountains

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Iconic sights, Insider secrets

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Sydney’s Food & Wine Discovery

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Flavors of Australia and New Zealand

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Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

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The perfect places to stay

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Melbourne’s Food & Wine Discovery

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Tropical Reef & Rainforest

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Uluru Highlights

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Red Centre Sights & Sounds

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Spectacular Bay of Islands

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Rotorua Highlights

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Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush

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Image, above: Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, New South Wales.

See our deals – with six ways to save on pages 68-69

At Leisure

Mini-Stay

Stopover

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Discover your piece of Australia and New Zealand

Each state or territory in Australia and island in New Zealand brings its own unique scenery, indigenous traditions and personalities. Understanding the differences, and with local teams and Insider knowledge in both countries, we take you deeper into a destination to help you make the most of your time here.

AUSTRALIA

Queensland

The South East

Known for the Great Barrier Reef, white sandy beaches and tropical landscapes, our trips showcase the icons of Queensland, with insights like finding out more about the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist at the underwater observatory. But we also unveil the rich heritage of its indigenous peoples, with experiences like discovering the secrets of medicinal plants with native rainforest experts, and completing your own painting with Aboriginal artists.

A striking mix of modernity and tradition, from the dramatic beauty of the Great Ocean Road to the landmarks and stylish buzz of Sydney, our itineraries reveal the spirit of the region. Experiences like exploring traditional crafts at Sydney institution, the vibrant Rocks Market, or savoring fruity fresh wines with the experts in the vineyards of the Barossa. See our 12 vacation options to South East Australia on pages 24-36, 40 and 56-57

See our 8 vacation options to Queensland on pages 24-28, 32-34, 40 and 58

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NEW ZEALAND North Island The cultural heart of New Zealand – Maori history, rural farming traditions and the bustling hubs of Auckland and Wellington are shared, as you witness the grace of the Maori Poi dance and discover the customs and meanings behind it, or meet the locals and experience farming traditions first-hand, at the Agrodome sheep show auction. See our 4 vacation options to New Zealand’s North Island on pages 42 and 60-61

South Island Staggeringly beautiful, the landscapes of South Island are as eclectic as they are extraordinary, from the indigo

Northern Territory

Tasmania

waters and snow-capped mountains of

Dominated by sacred Uluru, the exotic wildlife and rich indigenous traditions of the Red Centre are famous the world over. As we explore, we share rare insights into the world’s oldest living culture with you, whether it’s listening as Aboriginal custodians share their Creation stories, discovering the ever-changing colors of Uluru, or learning about the 500 million year history and symbolism of ancient Kata Tjuta with our accredited local specialist.

Stunning landscapes, exotic wildlife

Milford Sound to the ethereal wonder of

See our 5 vacation options to the

and a rich culture all of its own – the people and places of Tasmania are unveiled as you explore icons like Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park with our passionate experts. And tickle the taste buds with the island’s gastronomic treats, like sipping cool climate wines at the Josef Chromy Estate. See our vacation to Tasmania on page 38

Glacier Valley. Our Insider Experiences reveal them through local eyes, whether it’s exploring the majestic Franz Josef Glacier with our passionate geologist, or discovering the dolphins, waterfalls and majesty of Milford Sound on a cruise. See our 2 vacation options to New Zealand’s South Island on pages 44 and 48 We also have 7 vacation options to both the North Island and South Island on pages 24-28 and 44-52

Northern Territory on pages 28, 32, 40 and 59 Images, clockwise from top left: Traditional Maori war dance (Haka), New Zealand; The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria; Auckland, North Island; Mossman Gorge, Queensland; Great Barrier Reef, Queensland; the Barossa, South Australia.

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Inside our guided vacations

The perfect vacation is about the big inclusions – as well as unexpected extras and unbeatable value. Our Insider knowledge of Australia and New Zealand makes every one of our guided vacations an unforgettable experience. Here’s how: Unsurpassed expertise

Incredible value

Skilfully planned, our itineraries are

Our reputation, contacts and

designed to perfectly complement

contracting power means we deliver

every destination. Our dedicated

unbeatable value. We take care of

local teams use their expertise

all the planning, and use our local

and understanding of the region to

knowledge and expertise to ensure

select the right hotels, experiences

you experience more of the local

and transportation - revealing each

culture, helping you make the most of

location in unique and inspiring

your vacation time.

ways. Our Travel Directors and Local Experts use their in-depth knowledge and experience to share little known stories, bringing every destination into focus as only true Insiders can.

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Veterinarian and Californian, Jean Huang, fulfilled a life-long dream when she visited Australia and New Zealand with us. I’d always wanted to go to Australasia. Originally, I’d planned to travel independently but, when things changed at the last minute, my research-mad best friend found Trafalgar’s Australia & New Zealand Panorama vacation. Reading it, I realized I would get to do all the things I’d hoped, without the hassle of organizing it myself. I had incredible experiences on the trip – and discovered places and cultures so different from home. One of my favorites was exploring the glow worm grotto on a private cruise – it was just fascinating. Then there were the defining

moments I’d hoped to have, like seeing the Great Barrier Reef and holding a koala – moments made even more special by the in-depth insights from our amazing Travel Director. I only had two weeks to travel and I know I’d have missed things if I’d organized it alone – it would have taken 60 times longer, and been so much more work and stress. Trafalgar had it all organized for me, with great accommodations, transport and the ideal mix of planned activities and free time. When I travel I want to be sure I’m getting great value, experience and service – with Trafalgar, that’s exactly what I got.

Jean Huang, Trafalgar guest

Beyond the expected

Award-winning quality

On a Trafalgar vacation, we take you

Widely recognized as the guided

deeper, with unique moments you

vacation company with the most global

wouldn’t experience any other way.

awards in the industry, we set the bar

With us, each itinerary has the perfect

You see iconic sights, like Ayers

for quality. From our strict customer

balance of organized activities and free

Rock, but you also discover the

service standards to our innovative

time. We include VIP entry at selected

secret stories behind them. We take

Travel Director training program, this

sights (so you can beat the queues),

you to meet our local friends, real

commitment to delivering exceptional

and take care of check-in, luggage and

characters who share their stories

guest satisfaction is at the heart of

gratuities. And we handle the driving and

with you over delicious homemade

everything we do. So when you travel

navigation. All of which gives you the

meals. And we introduce you to

with us, you know you’ll have an

ultimate hassle-free vacation.

charismatic geologists, marine

incredible vacation.

Balanced and effortless

biologists and passionate Aboriginal and Maori communities, who reveal the real culture and traditions behind each destination. Images, clockwise from top left: Franz Josef Glacier, South Island; Gordon River Cruise, Tasmania; semi-submersible craft, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland; café society in Melbourne’s ‘The Lanes’, Victoria; Whitehaven Beach, Queensland.

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Knowledge. Experience. Expertise. A diverse group of people, our Travel Directors share a love of travel and their home nation. Our bespoke Travel Director training program ensures they are true Insiders, giving them the tools to share their knowledge and reveal every destination in unique and

Our people. Our passion.

authentic ways. Carefully selected, they have the passion and connections to open their country to you – whether it’s introducing you to local people and customs, like the Tamaki family at their Marae, who reveal the meaning behind the legendary Haka and share stories of Maori life, or just recommending the best place to find the freshest rock oysters. They explore the iconic sights with you, and seek out A Hidden Treasures that add an extra richness to your vacation and often become the memories you share when you return home. Like being introduced to ‘Chloe’ in Melbourne, an icon who has inspired everything from poems to wine. They work hand-in-hand with our skilled and friendly Drivers, capable chauffeurs with years of experience at the wheel. And they introduce you to Local Experts along the way; people who live in the places you’re visiting, giving you an even deeper and more personal perspective.

Trafalgar Travel Director Kyle Olsen shares his favorite spots for ‘first timers’ Down Under. I’ve worked as a Travel

Australia’s outback. Being a food

Director for 18 years both in Europe

and wine buff I also like to share my

and Australia. What sets Australia

personal Insider Experiences about

apart for me is our unique flora and

the best restaurants and bars to

fauna. I love taking my guests up

visit, places that the locals go, so

to the Great Barrier Reef, where

they experience more than just the

we spend a day at one of the

usual tourist destinations.

world’s best snorkeling locations. Personally I get a kick out of taking ‘first timers’ out and after a brief lesson I take them to see the most beautiful coral and marine life. I also really enjoy sharing the Aboriginal culture and history with my guests when we visit Uluru in

Kyle Olsen, Trafalgar Travel Director

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Trafalgar Travel Director, Matene Hemi Paranihi (Marty), loves sharing his Maori culture and heritage with our guests: One of my favorite Insider

of Maori royalty, or ‘kingitanga’, are

Experiences with our guests is

buried. Many pass it by, unaware of

performing the songs and dances

its importance, but it’s my favorite

I learnt growing up as a child, at

Hidden Treasure. The best part of my

the Tamaki Maori cultural village in

job is sharing this wonderful country

Rotorua. Before we arrive I teach

with our many guests – seeing their

everyone basic words and songs, so

expectations exceeded by the

we can all join in on traditional dances

amazing experiences they have and

and games and become immersed

the diverse and beautiful landscapes

in Maori culture. I love taking them to

they see, and helping them fulfil a

the Waikato region, where my family

once in a lifetime dream journey down

and history began, and revealing my

under to New Zealand.

‘Insider’ stories behind the sacred mountain of Taupiri, where my grandparents, and six generations

Matene Hemi Paranihi (Marty), Trafalgar Travel Director

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Iconic sights, Insider secrets

When you’re visiting a new place, there’s nothing like having an Insider there who understands the region like a local. Someone to take you to the sights – but also take you deeper to reveal the secrets.

Unique Insights

Must-see sights

by our love of uncovering things not

There are places which make it into

found in guidebooks. Sometimes

guidebooks, like the Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach, the Sydney Opera House, Milford Sound and Rotorua. These landmarks are always part of our trips, so you can relax knowing

Our A Unique Insights were inspired

these moments give a different viewpoint of the famous sights or cultures: discovering the legends and symbolism behind Maori artefacts at Te Papa museum in Wellington

you’ll see the icons.

takes you deep into the heart of New

But we also use our local expertise and

sometimes they show a twist on

experience of both countries to reveal

local life: at Gold Creek Station, we

the rich culture of each destination,

join lifelong Aussie farmer Craig, who

introducing you to locals and sharing

shows you the skills required for life

our deep Insider knowledge, to create

on the land in Australia, and rustles up

unexpected and lasting memories.

a delicious barbeque lunch.

Zealand’s indigenous heritage. And

Local Specialties Meeting artisans who carry on age-old traditions gives a fresh perspective on a country’s culture, like learning the meaning behind Aboriginal dot paintings with the artists of Ayers Rock, or tasting the fresh creamy produce of the cheesemakers at Ashgrove Cheese Farm. Seeing them at work gives an appreciation for the A Local Specialties others just taste or take home as souvenirs.

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Local Experts Our travels across Australia and New Zealand have unearthed unforgettable characters. Indigenous people, naturalists, renowned historians: each A Local Expert adds a fresh personal spin to ‘seeing the sights’. Like our marine biologist friend at the Great Barrier Reef, who reveals fascinating insights into the ecosystem; or the ‘glow worm’ expert who takes you through the shimmering grottos of Waitomo Caves.

Customize your trip Everyone likes a little time for themselves, so our itineraries always include free time to explore on your own. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, we have plenty of ideas. Or you can join one of our Optional Experiences, created to help personalize your trip with more things that interest you – whether it’s taking a helicopter tour over Sydney or cuddling a koala in Cairns.

Images, clockwise from top left: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, North Island; dolphin watching in Bay of Islands, North Island; Sydney Opera House tour, New South Wales; Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory; Kuranda Scenic Railway, Queensland; Mossman Gorge, Queensland.

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Fresh lamb from New Zealand, succulent seafood, smoky barbecued meats and famous Barossa wines - the landscapes, climate and diverse cultural influences of Australia and New Zealand promise an eclectic culinary scene. Although the flavors are deliciously different, across Australia and New Zealand food brings communities together – as meals are shared with family and friends, old and new.‌ It’s this philosophy which inspires our dining experiences. Like our Welcome Receptions, where you can get to know your fellow guests and Travel Directors over drinks or dinner. And our Farewell Meals are the perfect forum to relive memories, share email addresses and ideas for future trips.

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Flavors of Australia and New Zealand


Dining with locals We’ve formed many friendships as we’ve explored Australia and New Zealand seeking out unique venues and their hosts. Our A Be My Guest experiences aren’t just about fantastic food. They’re about eating local food and hearing stories of local life and legends, as people we’ve met on our travels invite you into their homes or intimate settings, like a winery or working farm. You can’t get experiences like this with anyone else. Take afternoon tea with Simon and Claudia at Shenandoah, their historic home near Wellington, you taste their home-baking before they reveal their rare Harley Davidsons and Victorian property.

In Australia, as you tuck into a three course barbecue with views of the outback, you learn about the sustainable lifestyle the Falzon family have established here, at Central Australia’s first completely carbon neutral venue. And, on Australia’s Kangaroo Island, John, the owner of a marron farm, reveals the ponds the region’s prized crayfish grow in, before inviting you to taste local wines, bush tucker sauces and marron.

Our secret recipe We carefully plan meals to match the day. If we’re on a road trip and won’t return till late, we include a meal at the hotel. If we’re staying central, you’re free to find your own favorites – or try your Travel Director’s recommendations. And, if we’re staying near a restaurant we know and love, serving typical dishes, we’ll take you there for a Regional Meal. Of course breakfast is always included, along with up to a third of your evening meals. And we always plan in time for lunch in just the right spot for your journey.

Images, clockwise from top left: Be My Guest dining at Morelea Farm, South Island; barbecue dinner, Ayers Rock; Sydney Opera House terrace cafe; traditional Maori ‘Hangi’; Andermel Marron Farm, Kangaroo Island; wine tasting in the Barossa; shrimp on the barbie, Australia.

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The perfect places to stay

Our unique Insider knowledge lets us seek out the right hotel to create the right experience; using expertise built up over 68 years to craft the perfect blend of charm, location and quality for you.

Rest Assured While we tailor our hotels to match our vacations, there are some things you

Location, location, location

can be sure of.

We always pick hotels to complement your stay, so you get the most from your destination. That could mean staying central in a city, sleeping by the ocean in a national park, or experiencing a

The ‘right’ hotel doesn’t always meet set criteria – after all, you can’t measure charm. So, while we often stay with

You’ll get the same impeccable service and quality, whether staying in a cutting-edge modern hotel or authentic guesthouse – our Quality Control team

local favorite.

internationally renowned names like

Quality guaranteed

also hand-pick independent hotels with

You’ll find WiFi at the majority of hotels.

an inimitable flavor.

We take care of checking you in,

You’ll always stay in four or five star luxury or our specially selected Authentic Accommodations, where

Hilton, Crowne Plaza and Sheraton, we

check them all.

carrying your luggage and paying any gratuities, saving you time and energy.

comfort goes without saying.

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Images, clockwise from top left: Punakaiki Resort, New Zealand; Crowne Plaza, Melbourne; Hilton, Cairns; Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort; Ayers Rock Resort; Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island.


Authentic Accommodations Our local connections have introduced us to some unusual and memorable A Authentic Accommodations, which we couldn’t resist sharing with you. Unique places to stay, each reflects the area you’re in. There’s the romance of starlit skies and an Uluru backdrop at Ayers Rock Resort, a luxury spa retreat in the outback, or the secluded rooms of Punakaiki Resort, each designed in harmony with its Paparoa National Park setting, with ocean or rainforest views.

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Your journey made easy It’s not just about getting from A to B, but also the experiences you have on your journey. Your Travel Director shares anecdotes and insights into places you see, you create friendships with fellow travelers and your experienced Driver takes roads less traveled. Traveling in comfort With comfortable reclining seats, an on-board restroom and panoramic windows, our air-conditioned coaches are a luxurious way to travel. They have local electrical outlets, so you can charge cameras and phones between destinations, and feature WiFi on some coaches, helping you stay in touch with friends and family and share your experiences as you travel.

Other ways to travel Of course we’re the experts in coach travel, but we sometimes hand-pick and quality check other transportation to enhance your trip, whether it’s a scenic train ride, a relaxing cruise, an air safari over Mount Cook, or even a ride on a camel.

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Making flights easy We always have someone there to help you at the airport – from our Meet & Greet team to your Travel Director.


Greener travel We’re always working hard to become more carbon efficient. 2013 figures* confirm our coaches emit less carbon, or greenhouse gas, per guest than cars or trains. We update our fleet to the latest model at least every five years to stay on top of innovations in carbon-efficient travel. *S ource DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)

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Everything taken care of

Small details can make a big difference to your vacation. That’s why we offer and arrange these little, but important extras. Airport transfers We include complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of your vacation, or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodations booked through Trafalgar. We can arrange these transfers for you if you give us your

Staying longer

Stay in touch

If you want to stay a little longer before

Keep in touch all year round by joining

or after your vacation, we source

us on our social media channels. We’re

special deals through trusted and

on hand to answer your questions, or

quality-checked hotel partners. Just ask

you can connect with the thousands

your Travel Agent to book them for you.

of other Trafalgar travelers who’ve already found us online.

See the hotels on p64

Traveling further Our collection is carefully planned so you can combine your guided vacation, with mini-stays or stopovers, like a beach break in tropical Fiji, a

flight details.

stay in Cairns combined with time at

See more on p65

trip along the Great Ocean Road

the Great Barrier Reef, or perhaps a from Melbourne.

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Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages to get Insider travel tips, read about first-hand experiences and find out about the latest deals – or see what our guests and Travel Directors are saying on the road by searching for our hashtag. #trafalgarinsider facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

Discover more about our mini-stays

@TrafalgarTalk

and stopovers on p54

@TrafalgarTravel


Caring for the places we visit

Caring for our world is more than being

These meaningful grassroots moments

responsible with carbon emissions,

let us give back to the places and

recycled paper and donations to

people who welcome us.

charities – we believe these go without saying; it’s about connecting with communities we visit and making it easy for you to do the same.

We also work with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, and its TreadRight Foundation, which has donated more than US$2 million

Our vacations support locals and their

since 2008 to help fund community

traditions and livelihoods. It could be

and environmental projects around

meeting artisans at their workshops,

the world.

staying at a little authentic hotel, or dining on local produce at a vineyard.

You can find out more at www.treadright.org

Sustainability in Australasia In New Zealand, we work with charity Sustainable Coastlines to help clean up the country’s coastlines, with its simple grassroots projects that have seen more than 13,500 volunteers remove more than 100 tonnes of rubbish since it began in 2008.

Images, this page: Kangaroo Island, Australia; Phillip Island’s Little Penguins.

In Australia, we contribute to research for Little Penguins on Phillip Island, and Tasmanian Devil conservation. These are just some of the initiatives we support which preserve travel experiences for future generations.

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At Leisure

Australia & New Zealand Panorama This nicely paced journey gives you glow worms, geysers and Maori culture in New Zealand; in Australia the Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne’s local secrets, the Sydney Opera House and Aboriginal art. It’s insider moments like…  meeting the locals of Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao and seeing how the villagers use the hot springs around them for cooking. It’s feeling the ground shake beneath the haka war dance,  and sharing an earth-oven cooked Hangi meal with your Maori hosts.  In Melbourne you’ll explore eccentric corners of the hidden laneways, while in Cairns the Aboriginal people treat you to a cultural feast of music, dance and art – and you learn the symbolism of paintings while decorating your own boomerang. biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a  A Local Expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the A Local Specialty Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. (BB) Day 6 | Rotorua | Queenstown (2 Nights)

Sydney Harbour

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3 | Arrive Auckland On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). See the sights of Auckland on a city tour. This evening meet your Travel Director for a  Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (WR  D) Hotel: The Langham Day 4 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights)

Queenstown, South Island New Zealand

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney. Orientation of Queenstown. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Cairns Wildlife Dome, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour. Views of native flora and fauna at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. See coral, tropical fish and native Australian animals in Queensland. Scenic drive past lakes and mountain ranges in Queenstown.

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Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a  A Local Expert. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. Share the Powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi  A Be My Guest  dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium Day 5 | Rotorua Sightseeing A  Maori A   Local Expert  will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an insight into Maori culture. See New Zealand’s

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Queenstown. On arrival explore the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before an orientation tour of Queenstown and surrounds. See Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and the home of the Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 7 | Queenstown At Leisure A free day to do as you choose in New Zealand’s adventure capital. Why not take a day trip to mystical Milford Sound? You will travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake then through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise for an unforgettable experience. (BB) Day 8 | Queenstown | Melbourne (2 Nights) You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to board your flight to Melbourne, Australia. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. Join your Travel Director on a city sights tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a A Local Specialty. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café  society and fascinating shops. Your sightseeing concludes in Lygon St, Melbourne’s ‘Little Italy’, where you’re free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 9 | Melbourne At Leisure The day is at leisure. You may consider an Optional Experience to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island or a trip along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Or perhaps a visit to the Dandenong Ranges for a ride on the Puffing Billy Steam Train. (BB)


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Day 10 | Melbourne | Cairns (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Discover the medicinal values of bush tucker and enjoy professional theater incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. Join an Indigenous staff member for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a souvenir of your A Local Specialty experience. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 11 | Great Barrier Reef First up today you’ll visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome to encounter crocodiles, koalas and other unique Australian animals. Then get ready for an experience of a lifetime board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a A Local Expert. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one meter underwater. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet Regional Meal before you return to Cairns. (BB RM) Day 12 | Cairns | Sydney (3 Nights) This morning you’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax at your hotel or explore this exciting city before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a contemporary two course à la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes,

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Trip Type: At Leisure beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. (BB D) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 13 | Sydney Sightseeing Prepare yourself this morning for the spectacular views on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools.  Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club where you’ll learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving, a  A Local Specialty. Later, return to the city to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and see panoramic harbor views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair.  Top off this highlight day on a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a  A Local Expert. (BB RM) Day 14 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in this exciting city. Why not take an Optional Experience to the famous Blue Mountains and see some of Australia’s native wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Or take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. Gather together this evening with your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant by the water. (BB FD)

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Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 for the Australia section are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 for the New Zealand section are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Rotorua to Queenstown - flights to depart prior to 12pm; Day 8 from Queenstown to Melbourne - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 10 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 12 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to arrive prior to 2pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. TreadRight: See page 23 for details. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 15 | Sydney | Return Home Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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

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Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand Your day will bring glacier or geyser, Maori culture or Aboriginal dance, Sydney Harbour or the Great Barrier Reef, the natural beauty of Queenstown or Melbourne’s eclectic laneways. It’s insider moments like… spotting the difference between 19 breeds of sheep and being amazed by superfast shearers, supersmart sheep dogs and the drama of a live auction. Meeting a rare pre-historic reptile, feeding giant trout and getting up close with the country’s iconic Kiwi. Discovering the medicinal benefits of bush tucker and the bewitching power of Aboriginal firemaking and storytelling. And lunching with Bondi Beach locals and getting first-hand the story of surf and rescue at the oldest lifesaving club.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3 | Arrive Auckland (2 Nights) On arrival in Auckland, you are transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). This evening meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. (WR  D) Hotel: The Langham Day 4 | Auckland Sightseeing and Free Time A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbour. Spend some free time exploring on your own or relaxing at your hotel. (BB) Milford Sound, New Zealand

Bondi Beach, Sydney

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua, a jade factory in Hokitika, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Cruise on Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, Milford Sound, Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Sydney Harbour. View native animals at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekepo and glacier at Franz Josef. See tropical fish, coral and native Australian animals in Queensland. Scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge and through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train.

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Day 5 | Auckland | Rotorua Travel into the Waikato region to explore the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves by boat with a A Local Expert. Continue to Rotorua to visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve. You’ll be accompanied by a A Local Expert to view New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. This evening, enjoy a A Be My Guest traditional Maori Hangi dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium Day 6 | Rotorua | Christchurch Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a A Local Expert. Discover Rainbow Trout and native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Christchurch. On arrival board your coach for a tour to see how the city is slowly being rebuilt as a consequence of the devastating earthquake of February 2011. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Day 7 | Christchurch | Franz Josef Board the TranzAlpine train in Christchurch for your journey over the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At Hokitika you’ll visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory, a A Local Specialty. Travel along the coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk to view the glacier and perhaps take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). (BB  D) Hotel:  Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Day 8 | Franz Josef | Queenstown (3 Nights) Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea. Climb over the Haast Pass winding through Mount Aspiring National Park. Then your journey takes you past Lakes Wanaka and Hawea and heads along the Kawarau River through the Kawarau Gorge. Finally you will visit the historic village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before arriving in Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 9 | Milford Sound Journey over the Devil’s Staircase along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau. You’ll drive through the Homer Tunnel before reaching Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch and cruise with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. Later, return to Queenstown. (BB L) Day 10 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbroook Resort or explore Queenstown on a Segway. (BB) Day 11 | Queenstown | Christchurch You may wish to take an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). Later in the day continue on to see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Join us for a visit to Morelea Farm. You are welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a A Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden. Travel over the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (BB BG D) Hotel: Novotel Day 12 | Christchurch | Melbourne (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Melbourne, Australia. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. Join your Travel Director on a city sights tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a A Local Specialty. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating shops. Your sightseeing concludes in Lygon St, Melbourne’s 'Little Italy’, where you’re free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza


Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

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19 days – 2 Countries Discoveries

Coral Sea

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Day 13 | Melbourne Free Time Spend the day as you wish. You may consider an excursion to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island or perhaps a trip along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. (BB) Day 14 | Melbourne | Cairns (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns, Queensland. On arrival visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Discover the medicinal values of bush tucker and enjoy professional theater incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. Join an Indigenous staff member for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a souvenir of your A Local Specialty experience. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 15 | Great Barrier Reef First up today you’ll visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome to encounter crocodiles, koalas and other unique Australian animals. Then get ready for an experience of a lifetime - board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a A Local Expert. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one meter underwater. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet Regional Meal before you return to Cairns. (BB RM) Day 16 | Cairns | Sydney (3 Nights) This morning you’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 16 nights’ accommodations (8 hotels). 16 hot buffet breakfasts. 4 lunches (including 1 lunch, Be My Guest and 2 Regional Meals). 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 3 two or three-course dinners, Be My Guest and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

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Trip Type: Discoveries there’s time to relax at your hotel or explore this exciting city before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a contemporary two course a la carte meal and the mesmerising views of Sydney at night. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. (BB D) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 17 | Sydney Sightseeing Prepare yourself this morning for the spectacular views on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club where you’ll learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving, a A Local Specialty. Later, return to the city to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and see panoramic harbor views from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Top off this highlight day on a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a A Local Expert. (BB RM) Day 18 | Sydney Free Time Spend the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. Celebrate this evening at a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant by the water with your Travel Director and newfound friends. (BB FD) Day 19 | Sydney | Return Home Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

BOOK BEFORE:

20 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5%

Frequent traveler discount SAVE up to $320 p.p. Other savings Young traveler discount SAVE up to $635 p.p.

Second trip discount SAVE up to $160 p.p. Triple room discount SAVE up to $320 p.p.

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Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 for the Australia section are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 for the New Zealand section are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Rotorua to Christchurch flights to depart after 12pm; Day 12 from Christchurch to Melbourne - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 14 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 16 from Cairns to Sydney flights to arrive prior to 2pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

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Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Australia’s Outback and Aboriginal culture await you, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Harbour. Then the Maoris of New Zealand, lake and glacier, Auckland and Christchurch. It’s insider moments like… the unforgettable taste of your Outback barbecue at the sustainable Earth Sanctuary, where ecology, culture and astronomy come together to a backdrop of the Outback’s East MacDonnell Ranges. Learning from local artists the beauty and meaning behind Aboriginal dot paintings, then creating your own to take home. Following delicious smells through Melbourne’s hidden laneways as you meet the eccentric inhabitants of this cultural hotspot.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home

Day 9 | Uluru (Ayers Rock) | Cairns (3 Nights)

You will fly over the international date line on your way to Melbourne, Australia.

Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, a A Local Specialty. Your Anangu artist will provide you with an introduction to their culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as a memento of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton

Day 3 | Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you are transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (WR D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 4 | Melbourne Sightseeing and Free Time Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory

Discover Melbourne on a city sights tour then explore its eclectic little laneways, arcades and café society on your A Local Specialty private walking tour. (BB) Day 5 | Melbourne Free Time A free day to do as you choose. (BB) Day 6 | Melbourne | Alice Springs

TranzAlpine Train, New Zealand

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs, Sydney and Auckland. Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at sunset, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach, thermal valley in Rotorua and glacier at Franz Josef. Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Sydney Harbour, Waitemata Harbour in Auckland and Milford Sound. View Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise, the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves and jade carving in Hokitika. See coral and tropical fish on the Great Barrier Reef and native animals in Australia and New Zealand. Scenic drive through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train, the rugged Australian outback, the rainforest of Fiordland National Park.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight to Alice Springs. On arrival visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll hear from a A Local Expert how this marvelous facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Next stop is the School of the Air followed by the Telegraph Station. This evening join us on a discovery tour at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a A Be My Guest dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. (BB BG) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort Day 7 | Alice Springs | Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) Travel through rugged outback scenery to Ayers Rock Resort, your A Authentic Accommodations. This evening enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine while watching the spectacular sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock). (BB) Hotel:  Desert Gardens A Authentic Accommodations Day 8 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) View sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Tour the caves at its base, hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gain a A Unique Insight into local Aboriginal culture. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Walk through Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with complimentary wine and nibbles. (BB)

Day 10 | Great Barrier Reef Join your Travel Director for an indigenous experience to introduce you to the significance of art in Aboriginal culture. Later, board a high speed catamaran for the most unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation by a A Local Expert. See the fascinating coral formations and other exotic marine life from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. After a tropical buffet Regional Meal there’s time to relax, snorkel some more or scuba dive (own expense). (BB RM) Day 11 | Cairns Free Time Enjoy a free day to do as you choose. (BB) Day 12 | Cairns | Sydney (3 Nights) Spend time at the Cairns Wildlife Dome, where you’ll encounter unique Australian animals. We will transfer you to the airport to board your flight to Sydney, where you have free time this evening. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 13 | Sydney Sightseeing Prepare yourself this morning for spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean on the cliff-top coastal walk from Tamarama Beach. The walk features stunning vistas, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. When you arrive at Bondi Beach you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear water. Later, see stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline on a sightseeing tour. Drive through the Royal Botanic Gardens to visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair then join a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a A Local Expert. Top off this highlight day with a cruise on the glistening harbor. (BB) Day 14 | Sydney Free Time Enjoy a full free day in exciting Sydney.


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Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 21 nights’ accommodations (10 hotels). 21 hot buffet breakfasts. 3 lunches (including Regional Meal, 1 lunch and Be My Guest). 7 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 2 Be My Guest, 2 three course dinners and 2 Farewell Dinners). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

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20 November save 10% 29 January save 7.5% 30 April save 5%

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Day 15 | Sydney | Auckland (2 Nights) On arrival in Auckland, you are transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (BB D) Hotel: The Langham

Day 20 | Franz Josef | Queenstown (3 Nights) Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a A Local Specialty. Next visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in adventure-capital Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 21 | Milford Sound

A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. (BB)

An early start for Milford Sound. Drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau then through the rainforest of Fiordland National Park. Travel through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, en route to Milford Sound to board your cruise, including lunch. (BB L)

Day 17 | Auckland | Rotorua

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Travel into the Waikato region to the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto for a boat tour with a A Local Expert. Then continue to Rotorua where you’ll visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve and be accompanied by a A Local Expert. This evening, enjoy a A Be My Guest traditional Maori Hangi dinner with local wine, and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium

Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or explore Queenstown on a Segway. (BB)

Day 18 | Rotorua | Christchurch

Day 23 | Queenstown | Christchurch

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a A Local Expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Sheep Show for a taste of farm life. Later, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel

Visit Lake Tekapo, stopping at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Join us at Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You are welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a A Be My Guest lunch in their 600 acre garden. Join your Travel Director this evening in Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner. (BB BG FD) Hotel: Novotel

Day 16 | Auckland Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 19 | Christchurch | Franz Josef Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train. At Hokitika visit a local greenstone (jade) factory, a A Local Specialty. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB  D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier

Day 24 | Christchurch | Return Home You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 9 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - flights to depart after 2pm; Day 12 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to depart after 12pm; Day 15 from Sydney to Auckland - flights to arrive prior to 4pm; Day 18 from Rotorua to Christchurch - flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining

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Southern Capitals - City Meets Bush Two sides of Australia on one fascinating trip. Thoroughly modern Canberra and hip colorful Melbourne meet gold mining and sheep farming roots - to reveal city and country life. It’s insider moments like…  building up to a true Aussie barbecue at the Starr’s sheep farm, meeting the family, watching the skills of sheepdog and shearer, getting hands-on with the different wool they produce.  Going back in time to 1857, supping good old Australian ale in a historic gold rush pub, as the memorabilia and the locals tell their story. Then waking up to the smells of home cooking in your local country home, sharing a table with your charismatic hosts and sampling some legendary hospitality.

Parliament House, Canberra

Federation Square, Melbourne

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne. Orientation of Canberra and Beechworth. Visit Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and a sheep farm in Canberra and Melbourne’s secret laneways.

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The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria


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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3 | Arrive Sydney On arrival at Sydney Airport you are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax after your journey or take a wander through the streets of this exciting city. Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 4 | Sydney | Canberra Meet your traveling companions and Travel Director this morning. You’ll begin your journey to the nation’s capital via the Southern Highlands with a stop at historic Berrima, and a visit to a working sheep farm, to get a taste of farm life from a A Local Expert, including a Welcome Reception  and an Aussie barbecue lunch. You’ll even see a sheep shearing demonstration, a A Local Specialty. Your destination is Canberra, a city designed by American architect Walter Burley Griffin. Tour through Parliament House with a A Local Expert and visit the Australian War Memorial before enjoying dinner this evening with your Travel Director. (BB WR L D) Hotel: Novotel Day 5 | Canberra | Beechworth Before departing Canberra you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie in Canberra Nature Park to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties, your A Authentic Accommodations. The region is geographically varied, with towering winter snow capped mountains,

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tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands. Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery as well as antique shops, galleries and the museum. (BB) Hotel:  Boutique Country Accommodations A Authentic Accommodations Day 6 | Beechworth | Melbourne (2 Nights) Travel though Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a A Local Specialty. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating shops. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 7 | Melbourne Free Time Today Melbourne is all yours to explore. You’ll have time to discover some of the secrets of this exceptional city – a myriad of cafés, galleries, museums, markets, restaurants, laneways and parks await you. If you wish to explore further afield you can join a trip to the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, where you’ll watch the nightly ritual as the little penguins march up the sand to their nesting places. Or take the journey along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles. Visit the Yarra Valley’s wineries, the Dandenongs and Puffing Billy or Sovereign Hill’s goldmine. Ask your Travel Director for details. (BB) Day 8 | Melbourne | Return Home Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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Discover Australia Aboriginal rock paintings in Uluru, underwater paradise at the Great Barrier Reef, vibrant city life in Sydney – discover the best of Australia at an enjoyable pace. It’s insider moments like… meeting skilled Aboriginal artists at work in Uluru – the ancient sacred landmark also known as Ayers Rock – and having a go at traditional dot painting. Being treated by a top Sydney restaurateur to a private lunch of three courses, each in a different restaurant.You’ll feast on some first class local seafood as he talks you through the choppy waters of building his cosmopolitan restaurant business. And it’s going behind-the-scenes at Sydney Opera House as our expert reveals the secrets beneath the famous sails.

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory

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You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia.

This morning, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your next destination is famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear ocean. Return to the city to meet one of Sydney’s restaurateurs for a private culinary journey. You’ll visit three top Sydney restaurants for a  A Be My Guest  experience, enjoying a progressive three course lunch, one course at each destination. Feast on fresh Australian produce including some of our world-famous seafood. Later, if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG)

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On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 10.30am). This afternoon enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a A Local Expert, to gain an insight into its history and architecture. Early this evening it’s time to find your sea-legs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring twilight, summer evenings, fall sunsets or winter city lights while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu. (WR  D) Hotel:  Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

Day 5 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an Optional Experience to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s


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capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour. (BB) Day 6 | Sydney | Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock Resort, your  A Authentic Accommodations. Late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés. (BB) Hotel:  Desert Gardens A Authentic Accommodations Day 7 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Rise early this morning to experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight. Travel by coach to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your Guide will walk with you to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, indicating the natural features of the landscape. Hear traditional Aboriginal stories and gain a  A Unique Insight  into this special place. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock. The walking trail through the Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Later, enjoy complimentary wine and nibbles as the sun sets at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). (BB) Day 8 | Uluru (Ayers Rock) | Cairns (3 Nights) Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, a A Local Specialty. Your Anangu artist will provide you with an introduction to their culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as

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a memento of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to the vacation resort town of Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 9 | Great Barrier Reef Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Later, board a high speed catamaran for an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a A   Local Expert. Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its colorful coral and tropical fish and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Visit the underwater observatory and watch the marine life glide by plus take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a tropical buffet  Regional Meal  before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening visit the Cairns Night Markets, a  A Local Specialty, for the chance to purchase some souvenirs. (BB RM) Day 10 | Cairns At Leisure Enjoy a full free day in this tropical city. Perhaps take a ride on the famous Kuranda Railway for the breathtaking journey to the village of Kuranda with time to stroll through the market. Return to the lowlands by the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park, a beautiful experience. Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the History, Creation and Dance Theaters where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Or if nature is your thing, you could take a trip to Cape Tribulation. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Day 11 | Cairns | Return Home This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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Authentic Accommodations Desert Gardens Hotel, Uluru (Ayers Rock) Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is the perfect location from which to soak up the sights and sounds of the desert. In the heart of the Red Centre, it is our  A Authentic Accommodations in the Australian Outback.

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Sydney, Reef & Rainforest Vibrant Sydney, the picture-postcard beauty of Hamilton Island and the natural wonders of Port Douglas and Cairns join together, in a leisurely exploration of the East Coast. It’s insider moments like… shopping for traditional crafts at Sydney’s buzzing Rocks Markets, and exploring the tropical beauty of Hamilton Island from our authentic beach-front resort. It’s being entranced by the Aboriginal ‘smoking ceremony’ performed to ward off evil spirits, then wandering the Mossman Gorge rainforest as an indigenous expert shares local legends. And learning about the Great Barrier Reef with a Marine Biologist alive with a myriad of underwater species, it’s the only living organism you can see from space. Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring twilight, summer evenings, fall sunsets or winter city lights while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu. (WR D) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 4 | Sydney sightseeing

Hamilton Island, Queensland

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights)

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland

It's iconic places City tour in Sydney. Visit Bondi Beach, Sydney Opera House, Hamilton Island and World Heritage Daintree National Park. Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. View the Sydney Harbour Bridge and rainforest near Cairns. See coral, tropical fish and native Australian animals in Queensland.

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On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 10.30am). Join your Travel Director to visit the famous Rocks Markets, a A Local Specialty, held every weekend in Sydney’s historic Rocks district, the place where the first European settlers stepped ashore on 26 January 1788. With jewelry, Indigenous artwork, evocative photography, gifts, souvenirs, homewares, sweet and savory treats and arts and crafts, the market is more than just a shopping experience. While you’re there, you can explore narrow lanes, stroll along cobblestone streets and traverse historic sandstone steps. Now it’s time to find your sealegs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbor attractions including the

This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a A Local Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your destination is famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Regional Meal at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving, a A Local Specialty. When you return to the city you’ll have the opportunity to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB RM) Day 5 | Sydney At Leisure Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an excursion to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour. (BB) Day 6 | Sydney | Hamilton Island (2 Nights) You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Hamilton Island, one of the 74 islands in Queensland’s Whitsundays, and your A Authentic Accommodations. The rest of the day and evening is at leisure for you to relax or explore and  orientate  yourself with the picturesque surroundings. (BB) Hotel: Reef View A Authentic Accommodations Day 7 | Hamilton Island At Leisure Enjoy breakfast with the koalas then it’s time to take it easy or make the most of the many activities that are available to you today at the resort. You can relax at a beach or by a pool. Or you can strap on your walking shoes and take a hike into Hamilton Island’s bushland. Go sea-kayaking, snorkeling or windsurfing. Consider a cruise to beautiful Whitehaven Beach, stretching 7 empty kilometers. If you’d prefer to be less active, perhaps indulge


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in a facial or massage at Spa wumurdaylin (own expense). The options are endless and your Travel Director will be happy to help. (BB) Day 8 | Hamilton Island | Cairns | Port Douglas (2 Nights) This morning you will be transferred to the airport on Hamilton Island for your flight to Cairns, in tropical Far North Queensland. On arrival you’ll board your coach for the short journey to the resort town of Port Douglas, nestled between two World Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park. This afternoon discover the village of Port Douglas and perhaps join one of the resort’s activities or relax by the lagoon-style pool. This evening you may be tempted by a cocktail at Estilo lounge bar before dinner at Bazaar marketplace. (BB D) Hotel: QT Port Douglas

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Gorge Walk. In this hands-on experience you’ll learn about traditional plant use and your interpretive Indigenous Guide will identify bush food sources. They will provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. At the end of the journey enjoy traditional bush tea and damper (bread). Later, you’ll travel to Kuranda, where there’s time to explore the ‘village in the rainforest’ including the Heritage Village Markets. Return to the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway high above the canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park. This evening in Cairns is free for you to do as you wish. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 11 | Cairns At Leisure

Your day is at leisure to do as you please. Perhaps visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and learn Day 9 | Great Barrier Reef about this ancient culture through theaters, Board your Quicksilver wavepiercing stages shows and demonstrations. Or spot catamaran for your cruise to renowned crocodiles and birds in their natural habitat Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the and learn about the fascinating harbor Great Barrier Reef. The friendly professional and its history on an afternoon cruise crew will take you to an underwater world on Cairns Harbour. Perhaps visit Cairns that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color Tropical Zoo. You can cuddle a koala, feed and brilliance. Enjoy a reef education a kangaroo, see giant crocodiles and enjoy presentation by a A Local Expert. Choose to  great wildlife presentations and tours. Or at snorkel (equipment provided) or you can Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures  take a stay dry  and explore the stunning reef journey of discovery through woodlands from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, and rainforest where you can see an array just one meter underwater. Watch the fish- of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater reptiles, insects and other native fauna. viewing platform and underwater observatory. This evening join your fellow travelers and A hot and cold tropical buffet  Regional Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Meal  including fresh prawns, meats, salads and fruit is served before you return Day 12 | Cairns | Return Home to Port Douglas this afternoon. (BB RM) Say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of your memorable Day 10 | Port Douglas | Cairns (2 Nights) trip. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport Your first stop is Mossman Gorge for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB) in the Daintree National Park for your

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only prices require the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Sydney to Hamilton Island - flights anytime; Day 8 from Hamilton Island to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodations Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island The stunning views of the blue Coral Sea from your balcony of the Reef View Hotel will take your breath away. Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland’s 74 Whitsunday Islands, it is our  A Authentic Accommodations on Hamilton Island.

The Rocks Markets, Sydney KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining

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Tastes of Southern Australia This is a sensual journey of lush landscapes and ocean views, top market fare and Barossa wines, simple bush tucker and sumptuous seafood - with wildlife to feast your eyes on. It’s insider experiences like… eating bush tucker fresh from nature with your local Aboriginal guide, getting the hang of the boomerang, and spotting koalas and emus in the wild, all in the dormant volcano that is Tower Hill reserve. Talking to the providores, tasting their produce and learning the secrets of historic Adelaide Central Market. Walking on the sand among sea lions, as mothers feed their young and grown males reappear from the waves after days of hunting fish.

The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3 | Arrive Sydney On arrival at Sydney Airport you are transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax after your journey or to take a wander through the streets of this exciting city. Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 4 | Sydney | Canberra

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne and Adelaide. Visit Parliament House and a sheep farm in Canberra, Melbourne’s secret laneways, Tower Hill Game Reserve, wineries in the Barossa, Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Central Market. View the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, Sea-lions, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch on Kangaroo Island.

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Departing Sydney you’ll begin your journey to the nation’s capital via the Southern Highlands with a stop at historic Berrima, famous for its gaol and a visit to a working sheep farm, where you’ll get a taste of farm life from a A Local Expert, including a Welcome Reception and an Aussie barbecue lunch. Your destination is Canberra, a city designed by American architect Walter Burley Griffin. Tour through Parliament House with a  A Local Expert and visit the Australian War Memorial before dinner this evening with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (BB WR L D) Hotel: Novotel Day 5 | Canberra | Beechworth Before departing Canberra you’ll visit the summit of Mt. Ainslie in Canberra Nature Park to take in views of this unique city and surrounding ranges. Journey over the mighty Murray River into

Victoria taking the scenic route to historic Beechworth,  Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town,  for your unique overnight stay in one of the quaint local properties, your  A Authentic Accommodations.  The region is geographically varied, with towering winter snow capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands.  Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery as well as antique shops, galleries and the museum. (BB) Hotel:  Boutique Country Accommodations Authentic Accommodations Day 6 | Beechworth | Melbourne (2 Nights) Travel through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights tour including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a A Local Specialty. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating shops. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 7 | Melbourne Free Time Today Melbourne is all yours to explore. You’ll have time to discover some of the secrets of this city - a myriad of cafés, galleries, museums, markets, restaurants, laneways and parks await you. Or if you want to get out of town you can take a trip to Phillip Island’s Little Penguins,


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Day 8 | Melbourne | Warrnambool Hold on to your seats today for one of the world’s great road trips – the Great Ocean Road. You’ll get plenty of photo opportunities along this gorgeous coastal road and a visit to the amazing Twelve Apostles, before finishing the day in the whale watching capital of Warrnambool. (BB D) Hotel: Quality Suites Deep Blue Day 9 | Warrnambool | Adelaide (2 Nights) This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Reserve. The area was a rich food source for the Koroitgundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. A  A Local Expert will provide you with a A Unique Insight into flora, wildlife, volcanic formations, bush existence and medicinal practices from an Aboriginal perspective. Continue across the South Australia border into Mt. Gambier to visit the Blue Lake then travel on to Adelaide, the gorgeous ‘City of Churches’. (BB D) Hotel: Stamford Plaza Day 10 | The Barossa This highlight day starts with a sightseeing tour of Adelaide city. Then journey north for a A Local Specialty, a visit to Australia’s bestknown wine-producing region, the Barossa. You’ll drive through quaint villages on your way to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, where you’ll have the chance to purchase some gourmet delights (seasonal). Now it’s time for a ‘boutique tasting’ lunch at the South Australian Company Store. At the Company Kitchen you’ll enjoy a scrumptious Regional Meal, including a tasting plate, and wine tastings from two boutique wineries. Later, visit Jacob’s Creek winery to taste some of their famous wines before returning to Adelaide. (BB RM)

Day 11 | Adelaide | Kangaroo Island (2 Nights) Spend some time relaxing or exploring this friendly city before you visit seaside Glenelg. Then continue to Cape Jervis to board your ferry to Kangaroo Island. (BB) Hotel: Aurora Ozone

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Today you’ll explore Kangaroo Island! Head to Flinders Chase National Park for some great photo opportunities at the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. You’ll also have the chance to spot koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Join your companions at the Andermel Marron Farm for a  A Be My Guest experience that captures much that is very special about Kangaroo Island. Andermel will host you on a visit to the Marron (freshwater crayfish) ponds and tanks. Enjoy a Wine Tasting of their own Two Wheeler Creek wine, a A Local Specialty, and farm-produced bush tucker before sampling the Marron with lunch. Later, tour with a A Local Expert at the Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk among a colony of sea lions. Celebrate your trip at a Farewell Dinner  with your Travel Director. (BB BG FD)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 13 | Kangaroo Island | Adelaide | Return Home This morning you’ll cruise by ferry back to Cape Jervis then on to Adelaide to join a Food Expert for a guided tour of the 140 year old Adelaide Central Market, a A Local Specialty. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and secrets of the Market. Later, you will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 5pm). (BB)

The Barossa, South Australia KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining

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Perfect Tasmania Nature has been generous to Tasmania. So we cruise the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay, walk at Cradle Mountain, stop at an estate, cheese farm and vineyard for a full experience. It’s insider moments like… dazzling your palate with the special Botrytis Riesling at Josef Chromy’s 1880s homestead vineyard. Their famous wines top off a lunch of island produce in the fabulous landscaped gardens. Feeling at one with the rainforest as you glide down the Gordon River to the ruins of Sarah Island penal colony. Following each stage of cheese production with Ashgrove Farm’s owner – till you taste the exciting wild wasabi or lavender variety. Tucking into your teatime gift of home-made treats from the custodians of the Shene Estate, after you tour its Gothic splendor. Tasmania’s oldest, and location of the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Later, take the winding journey up to Lake St. Clair – amazing vistas await you. This afternoon visit the Wall in the Wilderness, a fascinating sculpture where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into a collection of panels commemorating those who have shaped the area’s past and present. Back down through Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to coastal Strahan. (BB  D) Hotel: Strahan Village Day 5 | Strahan | Gordon River Cruise | Cradle Mountain (2 Nights)

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Hobart, Australia. Day 3 | Arrive Hobart

Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm

It's iconic places City tour in Hobart. Visit Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain, Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Bridestowe Lavender Farm, Freycinet National Park and Port Arthur Historic Site. Cruise on the Gordon River and Wineglass Bay. View Lake St. Clair and Dove Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park and historic Ross Bridge.

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On arrival at Hobart Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm). Your orientation tour takes in Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. The last stop is Mt. Nelson for views overlooking Hobart. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers at the hotel for a Welcome Reception  followed by dinner. (WR D) Hotel: Grand Chancellor Day 4 | Hobart | Strahan This morning you’ll head west to the magnificent Mt. Field National Park,

Start the day on the Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, with commentary by a A Local Expert. You’ll be awestruck by the beauty of the dark waters, stained amber by buttongrass tannins, reflecting the untouched wilderness. Stop at Sarah Island for your A Unique Insight into Tasmania’s lesser known convict history, the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement. See Hell’s Gate and Heritage Landing, site of the 2,000 year old Huon Pine. Pass the mining and Hydro Electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah as you travel to your  A Authentic Accommodations, on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. (BB  L  D) Hotel: Cradle Mountain A Authentic Accommodations Day 6 | Cradle Mountain Sightseeing This morning it’s time to explore the pristine inspiring beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park. Join your Travel Director for a guided walk around Dove Lake. Then meander back to Cradle Mountain Hotel through the wild ancient forests and alpine heathlands on the purpose-built boardwalk. For a more challenging hike, head to Marion’s Lookout. Or if horse riding or a pampering spa treatment is more your thing, your Travel Director can assist you to make a booking. (BB D) Day 7 | Cradle Mountain | Launceston (2 Nights) Departing Cradle Mountain you’ll head to Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals. Then it’s on to the Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, a  A Local Specialty, for a presentation


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on cheese making and some delicious product tasting. Explore Cataract Gorge, wilderness in the city. Just two minutes out of Launceston and you’re surrounded by rivers, a gorge and exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a walk across the suspension bridge or take the chairlift for an aerial view of this fascinating urban wilderness.  Continue to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston. (BB D) Hotel: Grand Chancellor Day 8 | Launceston Sightseeing This morning discover the Tamar Valley before you visit Josef Chromy Wines for a  A Be My Guest  lunch. The views of the surrounding vineyards and lakes provide an idyllic location to enjoy tasting some of the estate-grown wines followed by Tasmania’s fresh local produce for lunch. The remainder of your day is free for you to relax or explore on your own. (BB BG) Day 9 | Launceston | Bicheno (2 Nights) This morning visit the Bridestowe Lavender Farm. Continue on to see the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees in honor of fallen WWI soldiers, the old mining town of Derby then drive through the lush myrtle rainforest at Weldborough Pass. You’ll visit seaside town St. Helens at lunchtime. (BB D) Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno Day 10 | Freycinet Sightseeing

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Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a A Local Expert. The cruise will take you from the gentle shores of Coles Bay along the Freycinet coast to one of the world’s best beaches. Later, experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests.

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Journey to historic Ross, considered to be the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. As you travel south towards Hobart you’ll stop at Shene Estate, a reflection of early Australian architecture and the colonial era. A walking tour of this iconic property with a  A Local Expert  is followed by a basket of home-made treats for morning tea. Now choose one of our Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art, or get up close and personal with Tasmanian Devils and other native animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. (BB) Hotel: Grand Chancellor

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Cross the 100 year old Denison Canal and make your way along the impressive tree-lined coast. En route to Port Arthur cross Eaglehawk Neck to the Tasman Peninsula. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and cruise around the Isle of the Dead with a  A Local Experts. View the spectacular rugged sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout and feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole on your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

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Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 13 | Hobart | Return Home Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

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Australian Highlights A chance to explore Australia’s must-sees: the Great Barrier Reef, her Aboriginal culture, the sights of Sydney and the pleasures of arty Melbourne. It’s insider moments like… understanding the beauty and meaning of Aboriginal dot painting, then creating your own to take home. Going under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House on your private tour, hearing the stories and feeling the magic along the way. Opening up to the exotic smells and quirky locals as you unravel Melbourne’s colorful secret laneways. Soaking up the timeless landscape at the Earth Sanctuary, to a Spirit of the Outback dinner and show, as guests of the Falzon family – a captivating mix of ecology, culture and astronomy.

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You will fly over the international date line on your way to Melbourne, Australia.

You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your early morning flight to Alice Springs. On arrival visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll learn from a A Local Expert how this marvelous facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Next stop is the School of the Air, which provides an educational facility for children living in remote areas. Then visit the historic Telegraph Station, the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Tonight experience the Aussie outback at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a A Be My Guest dinner and hear from Tom and Danny Falzon about the sustainable lifestyle they have established. They may even lead on you a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. (BB  BG) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort

Day 3 | Melbourne (3 Nights) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions. (WR D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza Day 4 | Melbourne Sightseeing and Free Time Tour the sights of Melbourne including Melbourne’s eclectic little laneways, arcades and café society on your A Local Specialty private walking tour. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. (BB) Day 5 | Melbourne Free Time Sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock)

It's iconic places City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs and Sydney. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at sunset, Cairns Wildlife Dome, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef. View the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, tropical fish, coral and native animals in Queensland.

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Enjoy a free day in Melbourne. Consider an excursion to the Dandenong Ranges and ride through the magnificent rainforest on Puffing Billy, Australia’s oldest operating steam train, followed by wine tasting in the Yarra Valley. Or travel along the famous Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Perhaps visit Phillip Island to witness the world-famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach where the Little Penguins march up the sand to their nesting places. (BB)

Day 7 | Alice Springs | Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights) Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges. Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), often mistaken for Uluru, before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort, your A Authentic Accommodations. Late afternoon you’ll travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens


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Day 8 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Rise early to view Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise. Tour the caves at the base of Uluru, hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gain a A Unique Insight into this special place. Later, visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). The size and grandeur of these 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock will amaze you. Walk through Walpa Gorge following the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Celebrate the glorious sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) with a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. (BB) Day 9 | Uluru (Ayers Rock) | Cairns (3 Nights) This morning interact with local Aboriginal artists at a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, a A Local Specialty. Your host will introduce you to Anangu culture and show how this is expressed in their artwork. Complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. Later, transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton Day 10 | Great Barrier Reef Join your Travel Director for an indigenous experience to introduce you to the significance of art in Aboriginal culture. Later, cruise on a high speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the colorful coral and tropical fish from a semi-submersible vessel. Snorkelling gear is included (extra charge for scuba). Enjoy a reef education presentation on this living wonder with a A Local Expert and a tropical buffet Regional Meal on board the pontoon. Return to Cairns late afternoon. (BB RM) Day 11 | Cairns Free Time Today is free for you to make the most of Cairns. You may like to join an Optional Experience to

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-air sectors to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Melbourne to Alice Springs - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 9 from Ayers Rock to Cairns - flights to depart after 2pm; Day 12 from Cairns to Sydney - flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 15 | Sydney | Return Home Say goodbye to your fellow travelers as you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

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Regional

Northern Discovery The North Island unfolds on land and water, as you travel from Auckland to Wellington via the Bay of Islands, Glow Worm Grotto, Rotorua and Te Papa the Museum of New Zealand. It’s insider moments like… floating on an underground river beneath a glittering ceiling of glow worms – famous residents in the grotto at Waitomo Caves, along with albino cave ants, giant crickets and an endless forest of stalactites. Having tea and a tour with the owners of historic home Shenandoah to views of the Tasman Sea, getting up close to their friendly Highland cattle and unique collection of Harley Davidson bikes. Then understanding Maori culture through art, nature and history at the superb Te Papa Museum.

Maori Poi Dance

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3 | Arrive Auckland Bay of Islands

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland and Wellington. Orientation of Rotorua. Visit the Bay of Islands, the Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves and Te Papa Museum of New Zealand. Cruise to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock. View Mt. Ruapehu, farming lands and spectacular coastal scenery along the Kapiti Coast.

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On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’re free to explore Auckland before an evening Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR) Hotel: The Langham Day 4 | Auckland | Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Depart Auckland over the Harbor Bridge then through Orewa and the scenic Hibiscus Coast. Walk among the Kauri trees at Parry

Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. (BB  D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort Day 5 | Bay of Islands Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to discover Kerikeri’s local arts and crafts scene or take a tour to historic Russell. Perhaps go sailing on a tall ship or dolphin-watching on the bay. Play a round of golf or enjoy a dinner cruise down the Waitangi River. (BB)


Northern Discovery

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2 ROTORUA

Waitomo Caves

Taupo Mt. Ruapehu

$2650 (per person twin share)

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Day 6 | Bay of Islands | Auckland You’ll have the opportunity to visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). Later, enjoy the lush farmland  scenery as you return to Auckland.  This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (BB  D) Hotel: The Langham Day 7 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A A Local Expert will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Continue to Rotorua, where an orientation tour takes in views over the lake. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a special Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB RM) Hotel: Millennium Day 8 | Rotorua Included Choice | Farm Stay† Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at

Trip Type: Regional

Day 9 | Rotorua | Wellington View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a A Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows. Continue to Wellington for a sightseeing tour. Join your Travel Director and new-found friends this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB  BG  FD) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor

Farm Stay

Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 8 or with a local family on a nearby farm. On the Farm Stay your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy wholesome meals, comfortable accommodations in the farm home or cottages and a farm tour to introduce you to the way of life. You can also choose to meet the farm animals including sheep, cows, deer and others or simply relax with your hosts and enjoy the scenic surrounds.

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Day 10 | Wellington | Return Home Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for your A Unique Insight into Maori culture. Explore the fascinating exhibits including their Marae (meeting house). Later, you will be transferred to Wellington Airport for your onward flight (flights to depart after 2pm). (BB)

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Te Puia, see the Agrodome Sheep Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Perhaps ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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

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At Leisure

Southern Icons The glaciers, fiords and mountains of New Zealand are right up there when it comes to the world’s greatest scenery – this relaxed trip takes it in by coach, train, boat, and foot. It’s insider moments like… exploring the Glacier Valley with our geologist, and the spectacular views of the rapidly changing glacier face; jet-boating through this wilderness, you learn how nature shaped the land. It’s discovering the epic sights of Fiordland National Park on our Milford Sound Cruise, and experiencing the fearsome haka war challenge and mesmerising poi ‘ball’ dance over dinner at a Maori cultural concert. And getting up close to traditional arts as craftsmen turn New Zealand jade into intricate ‘pounamu’ carvings.

Church of the Good Shepherd

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand. Day 3 | Arrive Christchurch On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’ll have free time to relax before a Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director this evening. (WR D) Hotel: Heartland Cotswold

Jet boat on the Haast River

It's iconic places Visit a jade factory in Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier and the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo. Cruise on the Haast River and Milford Sound. View Thunder Creek and Bowen Falls, and Queenstown from Bob’s Peak. See Lakes Matheson and Wanaka and Mt. Cook. Scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge, and the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train.

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Day 4 | Christchurch | Franz Josef (2 Nights)

Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park

Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. You’ll visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a A   Local Specialty, for a factory visit and demonstration


Southern Icons 11 days – 1 Country At Leisure Tasman Sea

From: Hokitika

Haast

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 3. 8 nights’ accommodations (4 hotels). 8 hot buffet breakfasts. 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, 3 three course dinners, Regional Meal and Farewell Dinner). All land transport shown. All transfers shown.

Arthur’s Pass Tranz Alpine

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER 2 Mt. Cook

$2675 (per person twin share)

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before continuing south along the rugged coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier Day 5 | Franz Josef Sightseeing Today you’ll explore Franz Josef Glacier with a  A Local Expert  on an interpretive tour. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and Mt. Cook (weather permitting). This evening, why not dine at one of the local cafés. (BB) Day 6 | Franz Josef | Wanaka Travel along the coastal road with the towering mountains on your left and the Tasman Sea on your right. Climb over the Haast Pass to view Thunder Creek Falls and travel through dramatic mountain and forest scenery. You’ll stop for a ride on the Haast River Safari, a unique covered jet boat experience, with a A Local Expert.  Later you’ll arrive at Lake Wanaka. (BB D) Hotel: Edgewater Resort

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will cruise on the waters of this natural wonder. En route you’ll drive through the hand-made Homer Tunnel to the abundant photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley, the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. In the late afternoon return to Queenstown. This evening share stories of today’s highlights over dinner with your Travel Director. (BB D)

Day 10 | Queenstown | Christchurch

This morning pass Lakes Hawea and Dunstan. Journey through the Kawarau Gorge. Stop at Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit, a  A Local Specialty. Enjoy a visit to Arrowtown, a colorful old gold-mining township steeped in local history, before continuing to Queenstown for your three night stay. (BB) Hotel: Heartland Day 8 | Milford Sound Cruise

Day 11 | Christchurch | Return Home

Today is a feast for the senses. Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake. You’ll be awe-struck by great sights from Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest, to Milford Sound, one of the world’s most amazing places, where you

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

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Day 9 | Queenstown At Leisure Free time today gives you the opportunity to sample the many scenic delights of Queenstown. Perhaps take a jet boat ride or try white water rafting. For the less adventurous there are garden and wine tours. This evening ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for a delicious buffet Regional Meal while taking in stunning views of Queenstown. Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show as well, a A Local Specialty! (BB RM)

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Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). This afternoon stop at Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd and then continue over the colorful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner together with your traveling companions and Travel Director. (BB  FD) Hotel: Heartland Cotswold

Day 7 | Wanaka | Queenstown (3 Nights)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Skyline Restaurant, Queenstown KEY: A Insider Experience    WR Welcome Reception    BB Buffet Breakfast  L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining

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Discoveries

Contrasts of New Zealand After Auckland’s harbor, geothermal wonders and Maori culture in Rotorua, it’s on to the South Island for the TranzAlpine train, Franz Josef Glacier and a chance to cruise on Milford Sound.  It’s insider moments like… getting close-up and feeling the power of the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere, as our local expert explains the mythology and intricate ‘plumbing system’ that forces water and steam up to 30m high. Comparing local varieties of succulent fruit at Mrs Jones’ Orchard – a roadside stall complete with beautifully tended English garden. Dining Maori-style in ancient forest at the Tamaki Village,  helping raise the traditional ‘Hangi’ basket from the earth oven amid mouthwatering smells.

Milford Sound

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home

Morelea Farm

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua and Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise on Milford Sound. View native flora and fauna up close, jade carving in Hoktika and the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See Mt. Cook, waterfalls and lakes in Fiordland National Park and the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo.

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You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand.

on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor. Sit back and relax, the time is yours, it’s the best way to see Auckland, the City of Sails! (BB)

Day 3 | Arrive Auckland (2 Nights)

Day 5 | Auckland | Rotorua

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

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

Day 4 | Auckland Sightseeing

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where with a A Local Expert you will discover native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral water springs. You

Start the day with a sightseeing tour. You’ll see Bastion Point, the War Memorial, Viaduct Harbor, the Auckland Harbor Bridge and more. Later, board your cruise

Day 6 | Rotorua | Christchurch


Contrasts of New Zealand 12 days – 1 Country Discoveries

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Waitomo Caves

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may even spot a kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show and A Local Specialty, to gain an insight into agriculture in New Zealand. You’ll see the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking, bottle-feeding of lambs and an exciting sheep auction. In the afternoon you’ll fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Day 7 | Christchurch | Franz Josef Start the day with a spectacular train journey on the TranzAlpine from Christchurch through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. At the small town of Hokitika visit a New Zealand greenstone (jade) factory for a jewelry demonstration, a A Local Specialty.  Next you’ll arrive at Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. You’ll have the opportunity to see it from the air on an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier Day 8 | Franz Josef | Queenstown (3 Nights) Get your camera ready today as you’ll experience some spectacular sights. Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls, Lakes Wanaka, Hawea and Dunstan. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell – the stone fruit capital, a A Local Specialty. Next you’ll visit historic gold mining Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers, before arriving in Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, where an orientation tour completes your day. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 9 | Milford Sound Cruise Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and its lake, the largest in the

Trip Type: Discoveries South Island. Travel through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls before reaching mystical Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch while you cruise on this wonder of nature. Return to Queenstown this evening. (BB L) Day 10 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbroook Resort or explore Queenstown on a Segway. (BB)

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Day 11 | Queenstown | Christchurch You’ll be awestruck by the sensational alpine landscape of Mt. Cook National Park. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). Later, see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo, where you’ll stop to view the Church of the Good shepherd. You are welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a A Be My Guest lunch in the 600 acre garden and gain an insight into the day to day operation of farm life. Then travel over the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Join your Travel Director this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB BG FD) Hotel: Novotel

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-air sector to be purchased separately: Day 6 from Rotorua to Christchurch flights to depart after 12pm. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. TreadRight: See page 23 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 12 | Christchurch | Return Home Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

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Regional

Southern Spectacular The South Island shows you its dramatic best, with towering Mt. Cook, the Franz Josef Glacier, the TranzAlpine train and a cruise on the Milford Sound all vying for top spot. It’s insider moments like…  tearing yourself away from the unique Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of Punakaiki, then sleeping to Tasman Sea breezes at an exclusive waterfront resort, with equally stunning National Park views behind you. Joining hosts Angie and Stan at their working sheep farm, learning the ins and outs of rearing, shearing, herding and, of course, how to lay on the ultimate New Zealand barbecue. Stopping roadside to sample new varieties of lush stone fruit at local legend, Mrs Jones’ Orchard.

Mt. Cook

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand. Day 3 | Arrive Christchurch

Jade Factory, Hokitika

It's iconic places City tour in Dunedin. Orientation of Queenstown. Visit Franz Josef Glacier, historic Arrowtown, a jade factory in Hokitika and the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. Cruise on Milford Sound. View Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam and lakes and valleys in Fiordland National Park.

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On arrival in Christchurch you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). Relax and unwind after your journey. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Novotel Day 4 | Christchurch | Twizel Join us for a taste of country life at a A Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Hear their stories and sample delicious food prepared just for you. Later see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the

Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. There’s time for an optional scenic flight over Mt. Cook (weather permitting). (BB BG D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn Day 5 | Twizel | Dunedin Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. You have free time this afternoon to explore at your own pace. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross Day 6 | Dunedin Included Choice | Te Anau Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Tour Larnach Castle, ride the Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife


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Cruise to see the Penguins and the Royal Albatross. Perhaps visit Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, travel across rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau, on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. Tonight you have the option to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. (BB D) Hotel: Distinction Day 7 | Te Anau | Queenstown (2 Nights) You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. An orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital finishes this highlight day. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 8 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS  Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides  a glimpse into high-country farm life. Why not join in a sing-a-long on your cruise back to Queenstown. (BB RM)

Trip Type: Regional Day 9 | Queenstown | Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River, previously one of the world’s richest rivers. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a A Local Specialty. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass, view amazing Thunder Creek Falls and take a small rainforest walk. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier Day 10 | Franz Josef | Punakaiki There is time this morning to explore Franz Josef Glacier. You can see it from the air on a scenic flight (weather permitting) or take a glacier hike (both optional). Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a A Local  Specialty, for a factory visit and jewelry demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Spend the night at your A Authentic Accommodations right on the waterfront. (BB  D) Hotel:  Punakaiki Resort A Authentic Accommodations

Day 12 | Christchurch | Return Home Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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New Zealand Splendor From Auckland to Christchurch, we see nature in its many forms: Glow Worm Grotto, majestic Mt. Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, and the Southern Alps by the TranzAlpine train. It’s insider moments like…  seeing the Maori treasure of pounamu (jade) skilfully carved into traditional ornaments, and avoiding bad luck by finding someone to buy yours for you. Having tea and a tour with the owners of historic home Shenandoah to views of the Tasman Sea, getting up close to their friendly Highland cattle and unique collection of Harley Davidson bikes. Tearing yourself away from the unique Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of Punakaiki, then sleeping to Tasman Sea breezes at a waterfront resort.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home

Day 7 | Wellington | Blenheim

You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand.

Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to discover a A Unique Insight into Maori culture. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim for a city tour. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal prepared with local produce, paired with local wine. (BB  RM) Hotel: Scenic Marlborough

Day 3 | Arrive Auckland On arrival at Auckland Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouthwatering seafood and delicious dessert. (WR D) Hotel: The Langham Day 4 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to the Waitomo Caves to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A A Local Expert will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Your journey continues to Rotorua. Join your fellow travelers tonight for a special Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB  RM) Hotel: Millennium Day 5 | Rotorua Included Choice | Farm Stay† Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, see the Agrodome Sheep Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB) Day 6 | Rotorua | Wellington

Franz Josef Glacier

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim and Dunedin. Visit the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua, Te Papa Museum of New Zealand and Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise through Cook Strait on Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound. View native wildlife up close, jade carving in Hoktika, the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See magnificent Franz Josef Glacier.

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

Day 8 | Blenheim | Christchurch En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch over the patchwork Canterbury Plains and see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of February 2011. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Day 9 | Christchurch | Twizel Join us for a taste of country life at a A Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. (BB  BG  D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn Day 10 | Twizel | Dunedin Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross Day 11 | Dunedin Included Choice | Te Anau This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise to see the Penguins and the Royal Albatross. Or choose from a visit to Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Travel across rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake. (BB D) Hotel: Distinction Day 12 | Te Anau | Queenstown (2 Nights) You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of


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the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Amazing photo opportunities await you as you see rainforest, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel. Pass the Mirror Lake, Pop’s Lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. An orientation tour of New Zealand’s adventure capital finishes this highlight day. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 13 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play a round of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. (BB RM) Day 14 | Queenstown | Franz Josef Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River. Enjoy the

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See Franz Josef Glacier from the air on an optional flight (weather permitting) or take a glacier hike! Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), a A Local Specialty, for a factory visit and jewelry demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your A Authentic Accommodations right on the waterfront. (BB  D) Hotel:  Punakaiki Resort A Authentic Accommodations Travel to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train to journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (BB FD) Hotel: Novotel

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Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 5 or with a local family on a nearby farm. On the Farm Stay your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy wholesome meals, comfortable accommodations in the farm home or cottages and a farm tour to introduce you to the way of life. You can also choose to meet the farm animals including sheep, cows, deer and other others or simply relax with your hosts and enjoy the scenic surrounds.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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

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Best of New Zealand North and South Island with must-sees all the way, from the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki to soaring Mt. Cook, from serene Milford Sound to the Franz Josef Glacier. It’s insider moments like… having tea and a tour with the owners of historic home Shenandoah to views of the Tasman Sea, getting up close to their friendly Highland cattle and unique collection of Harley Davidson bikes. Floating on an underground river beneath a glittering ceiling of glow worms – famous residents in the grotto at Waitomo Caves, along with albino cave ants, giant crickets and an endless forest of stalactites. Stopping roadside to sample new varieties of lush stone fruit at local legend, Mrs Jones’ Orchard.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 to Day 2 | Depart Home You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3 | Arrive Auckland On arrival in Auckland you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4pm). You’re free to explore Auckland before an evening Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (WR) Hotel: The Langham Day 4 | Auckland | Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Depart Auckland over the Harbor Bridge then through Orewa and the Hibiscus Coast. Walk among the Kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park. Explore Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, and then it’s off to the Bay of Islands. Experience natural wonders and spectacular scenery as you cruise to Cape Brett and through the ‘Hole in the Rock’. (BB D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands

Day 5 | Bay of Islands Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. You have the option to discover Kerikeri’s local arts and crafts scene or take a tour to historic Russell. Perhaps go sailing on a tall ship or dolphin-watching on the bay. Maybe play a round of golf or enjoy a dinner cruise down the Waitangi River. (BB) Day 6 | Bay of Islands | Auckland

TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

It's iconic places City tour in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim and Dunedin. Visit the Bay of Islands, Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves, a thermal valley in Rotorua and Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock, Cook Strait on Lake Wakatipu and Milford Sound. View native wildlife up close, jade carving in Hoktika, the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. See Mt. Cook, Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak, lakes Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka.

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You’ll have time on your own to relax or explore this morning before you return to Auckland. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious dessert. (BB D) Hotel: The Langham Day 7 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to trace New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato, to the Waitomo Caves to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. A A Local Expert will lead you through the grotto by boat and you’ll walk in the limestone caves. Your journey continues to Rotorua with an orientation tour on arrival. Tonight experience a Maori Hangi feast and concert Regional Meal at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB  RM) Hotel: Millennium

Day 8 | Rotorua Included Choice | Farm Stay† Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Join the Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, discover Maori culture at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, see the Agrodome Sheep Show, relax in the seclusion of your own hot mineral pool or unwind with a facial treatment in the Lake Spa Retreat at the Polynesian Spa. Maybe ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB) Day 9 | Rotorua | Wellington View Huka Falls and drive along the shores of Lake Taupo. Discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park and the dairy farms of Manawatu. Visit Shenandoah for a A Be My Guest experience. The historic villa’s owners, Simon and Claudia, will show you around their property, which includes a unique private collection of Harley Davidson motor cycles. Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife including friendly Highland cows. Continue to Wellington for a sightseeing tour. (BB BG D) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor Day 10 | Wellington | Blenheim Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to discover a A Unique Insight into Maori culture. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim for a city tour. This evening enjoy a Regional Meal prepared with local produce, paired with local wine. (BB  RM) Hotel: Scenic Marlborough Day 11 | Blenheim | Christchurch En route to the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, you’ll pass the Grassmere Salt Works and see New Zealand fur seals up close at Ohau Point. Travel to Christchurch and see the extensive work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of February 2011. (BB) Hotel: Novotel Day 12 | Christchurch | Twizel Join us for a taste of country life at a A Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Later visit


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the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. (BB BG D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn Day 13 | Twizel | Dunedin Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki River. View the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru to Dunedin for a tour of the city. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Southern Cross Day 14 | Dunedin Included Choice | Te Anau This morning choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Tour Larnach Castle, ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway or take the Monarch Wildlife Cruise. You could tour Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. Later, cross rich fertile sheep-filled farming land to Te Anau. (BB  D) Hotel: Distinction Day 15 | Te Anau | Queenstown (2 Nights) You’ll be awe-struck by the magnificence of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Your cruise on mystical Milford Sound will take you past Bowen Falls and Mitre Peak. Afterwards, travel over the Devil’s Staircase, along the shores of Lake Wakatipu on your way to Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 16 | Queenstown Included Choice Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Ride the Thunder Jet on Lake Wakatipu, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf or take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Perhaps take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort, go horse riding or explore Queenstown on a Segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue Regional Meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. (BB RM)

Code: ZABC

1 WELLINGTON

Tranz Alpine

Mt. 1 Cook

$6150 (per person twin share)

Trip Type: Discoveries Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown on the Arrow River. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a A Local Specialty. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Franz Josef Glacier There is time this morning to explore Franz Josef Glacier. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewelry demonstration, a A Local Specialty. Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your A Authentic Accommodations right on the waterfront. (BB D) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort A Authentic Accommodations At Arthur’s Pass you’ll board the TranzAlpine train to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip with a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: Novotel

Farm Stay

Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 8 or with a local family on a nearby farm. Your hosts will provide wonderful Kiwi hospitality that makes you really feel ‘at home’. You’ll enjoy wholesome meals, comfortable accommodations and a farm tour to introduce you to the way of life.

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Single* Supp. Option

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Day 18 | Franz Josef | Punakaiki

Twin* Share

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Day 17 | Queenstown | Franz Josef

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

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Please note that these departures are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

1875

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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

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More options

Make the most of your time in Australia and New Zealand by adding one of our independent Mini-Stays to the beginning or end of your guided vacation for a truly personalized experience. You can also enhance your trip by indulging in a stopover on the luxurious island of Fiji. INDEPENDENT MINI-STAYS Discover some of Australia and New Zealand’s most fascinating cities, vibrant resorts and spectacular landscapes with Trafalgar’s independent Mini-Stays program. These vacations are two to seven days in length and are designed to complement an already amazing adventure. You can take one standalone, combine them together to create your very own travel experience or add them as a pre/post to any of our Discovery, Regional or At Leisure itineraries. A different Driver Guide will accompany you each day as you travel from one destination to the next, enjoying a compact itinerary with free time to explore. For your convenience, all accommodations are included in your vacation price, along with selected meals.

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Images, clockwise from top left: Malololailai Island, Fiji; Barron Gorge National Park, Australia; Hunter Valley, Australia; Rotorua, New Zealand; Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia; The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains, Australia.


FIJI STOPOVER Spend a few unforgettable days in Fiji with our fantastic stopovers, which you can combine with any vacation in this brochure. To relax in the sun or explore the culture and cuisine of this idyllic destination, simply tell your Travel Agent at the time of booking your vacation. Best of all, you get the added value of this mini getaway without paying a separate airfare!

I enjoyed the freedom to absorb and learn without having to do the personal preparation. Helen Gillings, UK

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Sydney’s Food & Wine Discovery

Sydney & the Blue Mountains

Discover Sydney’s iconic harbor sights and Delight your taste buds with delicious food and wine in Bondi Beach then encounter indigenous culture and the Hunter Valley and dine at Sydney’s tallest landmark, Sydney Tower. native wildlife in the Blue Mountains.

The Three Sisters and Jamison Valley

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights) On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to do as you choose. Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 2 | City Sights | Harbor Cruise

Point, where you’ll see the Three Sisters rock formation. At Waradah Aboriginal Centre you’ll experience traditional dance, take part in an interactive didgeridoo performance, examine authentic artworks and have the chance to purchase genuine Aboriginal souvenirs. Visit Scenic World and ride the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest incline railway (own expense). Stop in the quaint village of Leura. This beautiful spot will take you back in time and is famous for its antique stores and of course its Candy Store! Before returning to Sydney, you’ll visit the award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park and pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos, crocodiles, goannas and possums. (BB)

Head north to Milsons Point for a close-up view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Discover Sydney’s northern beaches, with some free time in Manly. Return to the city for a delicious buffet lunch while cruising on Sydney Harbour. Later see the Opera House from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens before arriving at world-famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear ocean. (BB L) Day 4 | Depart Sydney

You will be transferred to Sydney Take in the spectacular views of the Airport to connect with your onward Megalong Valley before arriving at Echo flight (flights anytime). (BB) Day 3 | Blue Mountains | Wildlife Park

4 Days from: $950

REF: SS11

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Triple Room Discount 48 49

Day 1 | Arrive Sydney (3 Nights) On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). This evening why not take a Captain Cook Harbour Dinner Cruise? You’ll pass all the main harbor attractions, while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu (own expense). Ask us to make a reservation for you. Hotel:  Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour Day 2 | Sydney Sights and Dinner at Sydney Tower After a morning at leisure, you’ll board your coach to see the sights of the city. Travel through the historic Rocks district, where you’ll get a stunning view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Next stop is Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens, for a bird’s-eye view of the Sydney Opera House. Continue east to the entrance of Sydney Harbour for breathtaking views of the coastline before arriving at Bondi Beach. You can wander along the shore and dip your toes in the clear water. Return to

the city where you’ll dine in the heart of downtown CBD at the Sydney Tower Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner with over 40 freshly prepared dishes from a range of cuisines. (BB  D) Day 3 | Hunter Valley Wineries with Lunch Visit Draytons Family Wines, one of the Hunter Valley’s pioneering wine-making companies, Lindeman’s, where you’ll be hosted by the cellar-master in a private tasting of a range of fine wines, and McGuigan Wines, with its history in wine-making dating back to the 1800s. At the Hunter Resort enjoy a tasting platter lunch of seasonal local produce and a range of wine tastings to complement the food. Your final stop is the Hunter Valley Gardens Village, where there’s time for shopping or browsing. (BB  L) Day 4 | Depart Sydney You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $975

REF: SSFW

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Twin* Share 950 975

Hunter Valley Vineyards It’s travel beyond the expected

Mini-Stays

Single Room Supplement 425 440

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 975 1025

Triple Room Discount 49 51

Single Room Supplement 425 440

Young Traveler Discount from $190

Young Traveler Discount from $195

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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

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

Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

Festive Season: Surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Sydney.

Airport transfers are included in Sydney.

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

*Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departures visit Hunter Valley on Day 2 and City Sights/Sydney Tower Dinner on Day 3.

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Melbourne’s Food & Wine Discovery

Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

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

It’s travel beyond the expected Penguin Parade, Phillip Island, Victoria

Mini-Stays

Mini-Stays

Yarra Valley Wine Tasting

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 3 | Yarra Valley Wineries

Day 1 | Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

Day 3 | Great Ocean Road

Day 1 | Arrive Melbourne (3 Nights)

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

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

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

Day 2 | City Sights | Penguin Parade Experience the sights of cosmopolitan Melbourne. See Parliament House, Queen Victoria Market and visit the Royal Botanic Gardens.Travel to the Maru Koala and Animal Park to see koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and other native animals. View the Nobbies rock formations overlooking one of the most treacherous oceans in the world, Bass Strait. If you think the koalas are cute, just wait until you see the Little Penguins on Phillip Island. Head down to Summerland Beach and just as the sun sets, the wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea after a hard days fishing and waddle across the sand to their dune burrows. (BB)

Day 4 | Depart Melbourne You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $875

REF: MM11

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Triple Room Discount 44 46

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

Drive through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and take a break to enjoy some traditional Aussie billy tea at Grant’s Reserve. Next stop is Belgrave, to board the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a journey back in time through the heart of the rainforest. When you arrive in Victoria’s premium wine growing region, you’ll visit Rochford Winery for lunch. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch in the courtyard overlooking the vines and sip on a glass of one of their top blends. Later you may visit estates such as Dominique Portet to taste their selection of Australian wine. (BB  L) Day 4 | Depart Melbourne You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $895

REF: MMFW

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Twin* Share 875 925

Day 2 | Melbourne Sights and Dinner on Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

with Lunch

Single Room Supplement 300 310

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 895 950

Triple Room Discount 45 48

Single Room Supplement 300 310

Young Traveler Discount from $175

Young Traveler Discount from $179

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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

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

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Melbourne.

Airport transfers are included in Melbourne.

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

*Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday departures visit Yarra Valley on Day 2 and City Sights/Tramcar Dinner on Day 3.

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Tropical Reef & Rainforest

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Discover the colorful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Explore this tropical paradise on a cruise to the Reef, experience Aboriginal culture and explore ancient Great Barrier Reef and a scenic train journey through the breathtaking rainforest.  tropical rainforest.

Great Barrier Reef

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Arrive Cairns (3 Nights) On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights anytime). The afternoon is free for you to explore this vibrant city. Hotel: Hilton Day 2 | Great Barrier Reef

the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Discover this ancient culture through theaters, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel on the Skyrail Cableway that takes you high above the canopy of 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. Board the Kuranda train for a historic journey traveling through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, passing the spectacular Stoney Creek Falls before arriving at Freshwater Station, where your coach awaits to return you to your hotel. (BB)

Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Day 4 | Depart Cairns Return to Cairns early evening. (BB L) You will be transferred to Cairns Day 3 | Tjapukai | Skyrail | Kuranda Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB) Railway Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where

4 Days from: $850

REF: CC11

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Triple Room Discount 43 45

| Skyrail It’s travel beyond the expected

Day 1 | Arrive Port Douglas (3 Nights) Day 3 | Tjapukai On arrival at Cairns Airport you Kuranda Railway will be transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas (flights anytime). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this resort town. Hotel: QT Port Douglas Day 2 | Great Barrier Reef Cruise out to Agincourt Reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can dive, snorkel or just stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-submersible craft, just one meter underwater. Watch the fish feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory. Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch before returning to Port Douglas. (BB  L)

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Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theaters, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel from the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway, which takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to take a stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the famous Kuranda Railway and enjoy a breathtaking trip on one of the world’s most scenic operational rail journeys. (BB) Day 4 | Depart Port Douglas You will be transferred from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

4 Days from: $1095

REF: PD11

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Twin* Share 850 895

Skyrail Cableway

Mini-Stays

Single Room Supplement 295 300

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 1095 1195

Triple Room Discount 55 60

Single Room Supplement 300 310

Young Traveler Discount from $170

Young Traveler Discount from $219

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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

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

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Cairns.

Airport transfers are included in Cairns.

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

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

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Red Centre Sights & Sounds

Uluru Highlights

Explore ancient Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta Dine under a million stars, discover the ancient (the Olgas) and marvel at the spectacular color changes landscape and culture and gaze in awe at an Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunset. of a Red Centre sunrise and sunset.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Mini-Stays It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Uluru (Ayers Rock) On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 2pm). This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and continue to the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. Then travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying complimentary wine. Hotel: Sails in the Desert Day 2 | Uluru Sunrise | Depart Ayers Rock Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. Make your way to the viewing platform to see many kilometers into the distance, providing an ideal photo

opportunity. After sunrise join your Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru then continue to the Mutitjulu Walk where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. This waterhole provided a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and had been in use for many thousands of years. See Aboriginal rock art and hear about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. It houses an amazing collection of original ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork) that provide an insight into the unique and spiritual culture of the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. This afternoon you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport (flights to depart after 12.30pm).

2 Days from: $550

REF: YY43

1 Nov '14- 30 Nov '14 1 Dec '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 30 Jun '15 1 Jul '15 - 30 Nov '15 1 Dec '15 - 31 Mar '16

Triple Room Discount 30 28 29 31 29

Day 1 | Arrive Uluru (Ayers Rock) the area as your Driver Guide (2 Nights) indicates native flora and fauna and On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport explains the history of Uluru. Visit the you will be transferred to your hotel Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm). to see locally-made arts and crafts. This evening dine under a million This afternoon travel to the mystical stars at the award-winning Sounds 36 domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). of Silence Dinner. Enjoy a gourmet Continue to Walpa Gorge where the buffet of Australian delicacies walking trail through the gorge follows accompanied by fine Australian the natural creek bed between two wines, then sit back and relax as a of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. startalker takes you on a tour of the Enjoy nibbles and a complimentary night skies (conditions permitting). (D) glass of wine while watching striking color changes of Uluru at sunset. Hotel: Sails in the Desert

It’s travel beyond the expected

Day 2 | Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Rise early to watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre and Uluru alight. After sunrise join your Driver Guide for a tour around the base of Uluru then travel to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here view Aboriginal rock art and learn about

Day 3 | Depart Uluru (Ayers Rock) This morning time is available for an optional scenic helicopter flight or perhaps experience Aboriginal Dot Painting. This afternoon you will be transferred from your hotel to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).

3 Days from: $1075

REF: YY47

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Twin* Share 595 550 575 625 575

Sounds of Silence Dinner

Mini-Stays

Single Room Supplement 265 230 230 270 230

1 Nov '14- 30 Nov '14 1 Dec '14 - 31 Mar '15 1 Apr '15 - 30 Jun '15 1 Jul '15 - 30 Nov '15 1 Dec '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 1150 1075 1175 1250 1175

Triple Room Discount 58 54 59 63 59

Young Traveler Discount from $110

Young Traveler Discount from $215

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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

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

Add-on Uluru Barbecue Dinner to Day 1 for $135. Upgrade to The Rising Sun and Sacred Walk on Day 2 for $70.

Upgrade to The Rising Sun and Sacred Walk on Day 2 for $70.

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Airport transfers are included at Ayers Rock. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

Single Room Supplement 530 470 470 555 470

Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Airport transfers are included at Ayers Rock. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

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Spectacular Bay of Islands

Rotorua Highlights

Relax in the beautiful Bay of Islands, discover its See the Glow Worm Grotto, discover flora and fauna marine life and learn about New Zealand history at the and immerse yourself in local culture at a Maori Hangi and concert in Rotorua. Waitangi Treaty Reserve.

Hole in the Rock

Mini-Stays

Day 1 | Auckland | Bay of Islands Day 2 | Bay of Islands Free Time (2 Nights) You’ll have the day at leisure. (Flights to arrive day prior.) Relax by the pool, or perhaps take Depart Auckland by coach for the a coach ride via Ninety Mile Beach Bay of Islands. On arrival visit the to Cape Reinga, the northern-most Waitangi Treaty Reserve to learn point of New Zealand. Tonight, about New Zealand’s early Maori you can choose to dine at one of and European history. In Paihia the local cafés or restaurants on the you’ll board the Dolphin Seeker, waterfront. (BB) a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for Day 3 | Bay of Islands | Auckland a cruise through the beautiful clear Relax or explore on your own waters. Keep a look out for common this morning. Perhaps spend time and bottlenose dolphins, whales and in a local café or ride a historic other marine life as you get up close ferry to Russell, the first capital of to the action. Enjoy the views as you New Zealand. Later this afternoon cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, you will return to Auckland. (BB) before arriving at the majestic Hole Hotel: The Langham in the Rock. You’ll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates Day 4 | Depart Auckland through the narrow space. Take in You will be transferred to Auckland the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Airport to connect with your onward Cave before heading back into flight (flights anytime). (BB) the inner islands of the Bay. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Water View

4 Days from: $1095

REF: ZB4

1 Nov '14 - 30 Apr '15 1 May '15 - 30 Sep '15 1 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

Triple Room Discount 59 55 63

Day 1 | Auckland | Rotorua (2 Nights) a place of Maori culture and a thermal (Flights to arrive day prior.) wonderland of impressive geysers and Travel through the lush farmland boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow of the Waikato and King Country Springs Nature Park, which showcases regions. Enjoy a morning snack as native flora and fauna. You may even you drive past Rangiriri, the location of spot a kiwi! Then see New Zealand’s an historic Maori Land Wars site. On agricultural industry in action with a arrival in the small town of Waitomo, sheep shearing display and sheep tour with a local Guide through the dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Caves with their amazing stalactites, Hangi dinner and concert on a local stalagmites and other limestone Marae. (BB D) formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural center of New Zealand. Hotel: Millennium

Day 3 | Rotorua | Auckland This morning is at leisure. Later travel through forests and farmlands on your way to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham Day 4 | Depart Auckland

Day 2 | Rotorua Sightseeing

You will be transferred to Auckland Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour Airport to connect with your onward around three of Rotorua’s iconic flight (flights anytime). (BB) visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia,

4 Days from: $1350

REF: ZR5

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Twin* Share 1175 1095 1250

It’s travel beyond the expectedMaori culture

Mini-Stays

Single Room Supplement 390 360 350

1 Nov '14 - 30 Apr '15 1 May '15 - 30 Sep '15 1 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 1395 1350 1475

Triple Room Discount 70 68 74

Single Room Supplement 370 345 340

Young Traveler Discount from $219

Young Traveler Discount from $270

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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

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

Please note that departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Please note that departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.

Airport transfers are included in Auckland.

Airport transfers are included in Auckland.

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

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

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Bay of Islands & Rotorua Escape to the glorious Bay of Islands, visit the incredible Glow Worm Grotto and marvel at the impressive thermal wonderland in Rotorua.

Mini-Stays Day 1 | Auckland | Bay of Islands (2 Nights) (Flights to arrive day prior.) Depart Auckland  by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. You’ll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand’s early Maori and European history and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). In Paihia board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic ‘Hole in the Rock’. You’ll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the bay. (D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Water View Day 2 | Bay of Islands Free Time The day is free for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a coach trip to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point of New Zealand, via idyllic Ninety Mile Beach or a day of sailing or even a guided sea-kayaking trip. (BB) Day 3 | Bay of Islands | Auckland After a leisurely morning, where you can perhaps spend time in a local café or even take a ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, you’ll enjoy the lush green farmland scenery as you return to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham

Dolphins in the Bay of Islands

Day 4 | Auckland | Waitomo | Rotorua (2 Nights)

Pohutu Geyser, Te Puia

Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local guide through the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural center of New Zealand. (BB) Hotel: Millennium Day 5 | Rotorua Sightseeing First up discover three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Top off the day with a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae. (BB D) Day 6 | Rotorua | Auckland Spend the morning as you wish. Later travel through forests and lush Waikato farmland on your way to Auckland. (BB) Hotel: The Langham Day 7 | Depart Auckland You will be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

Kiwi at Rainbow Springs Nature Park

7 Days from: $2325

REF: ZBR5

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 30 Apr '15 1 May '15 - 30 Sep '15 1 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 2425 2325 2595

Triple Room Discount 121 116 130

Single Room Supplement 665 610 685

Young Traveler Discount from $465 TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Please note that departures between 1 Oct 2015-31 Mar 2016 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification. Airport transfers are included in Auckland. *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

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Fiji Coral Coast Stopover

Fiji Islands Experience Stopover

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Stopovers

Stopovers

Day 1 | Arrive Fiji (4 Nights)

Day 1 | Arrive Fiji (2 Nights)

Day 3 | Malololailai Island (2 Nights)

On arrival at Nadi International Airport you will receive a traditional shell lei greeting followed by a private car transfer to your resort. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and unwind. Hotel: Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji

Upon arrival at Nadi International Airport you will be met and welcomed with a shell lei garland by an ATS Pacific representative, who will provide you with your relevant vacation documentation and escort you to your waiting vehicle for your private transfer to Denarau Island, home to the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa managed by Hilton where you will spend two nights in luxury. Hotel: Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

This morning you’ll be transferred a short distance to Port Denarau to board the Malolo Cat service to Malololailai Island. Spend two nights of island bliss in a beachfront villa at the adults only Lomani Island Resort. (BB) Hotel: Lomani Island Resort

destination, you’ll be greeted warmly by the villagers. (A different village is visited every day to minimize the impact of tourism in these remote areas). Visit the village Chief’s bure (house) and take part in a Kava ceremony, followed by a tour of the village and a Fijian lunch. After some traditional Fijian singing and dancing Day 2 | Fiji Free Time Enjoy a full day relaxing by one of Fiji’s by your hosts, it’s time to board your largest fresh water swimming pools boat and return to the resort. (BB L) or spend the day enjoying some of Day 4 | Fiji Free Time the resort’s many water activities. Why not indulge yourself with Another full day for you to unwind, relax and enjoy this tropical paradise. a treatment at the Bebe Spa. (BB) You may wish to learn more about the Fijian culture at the daily Kava Day 3 | Sigatoka River Safari Start your safari with a 10 mile jet ceremony or take part in the Fijian boat cruise on the crystal clear water cultural activities. (BB) into the Sigatoka Valley, to the fertile area known as the salad bowl of Fiji (please note you will be required to sign a waiver form upon check in). Your Local Guide will tell you about the history of the region, including its cannibal past. When you reach your

Day 5 | Depart Fiji Your Stopover concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred by private car to Nadi International Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

5 Days from: $1325

REF: FIJ4

Stopovers start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 1325

Triple Room Discount 315

Day 4 | Malololailai Island Free Time

Enjoy Lomani Island Resort, try one of the water sports included, a beachside massage or relax by the pool. Day 2 | Denarau Island Free Time Alternatively take a cycle ride or stroll Experience a half day morning Discover around the island. (BB) Nadi tour with Great Sights Fiji including Nadi town market, a traditional Fijian Day 5 | Depart Fiji village and the Garden of the Sleeping Depart Lomani Island Resort for Giant. Return to the resort and enjoy Port Denarau and then transfer by the afternoon either by the pool or private car to Nadi International Airport participating in one of the many water for your onward flight (flights to depart sport activities. Alternatively play a after 5pm). (BB) round a golf at the nearby Denarau Golf and Racquet Club (own expense). (BB)

5 Days from: $1825

REF: FISL

Stopovers start daily 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2016 Single Room Supplement 940

1 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '16

Twin* Share 1825

Single Room Supplement 1615

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

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

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

Sigatoka River Safari may occur on an alternative day.

This Stopover is available for adults only.

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

Pre and post trip accommodations is not available on this Stopover.

Note: Operated in conjunction with Creative Holidays.

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

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Our hotels

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

Images, clockwise from top left: QT Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia; Strahan Village, Tasmania, Australia; Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands pool, New Zealand; Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia; Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock, Australia; Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, Australia.

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Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania

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

Hotel

Season

Single

Twin

Adelaide

Stamford Plaza

All

240

120

Ayers Rock Resort

Sails in the Desert

01 Nov '14 - 30 Nov '14

570

285

AUSTRALIA

01 Dec '14 - 31 Mar '15

470

235

01 Apr '15 - 30 Jun '15

500

250

01 Jul '15 - 30 Nov '15

590

295

01 Dec ‘15 - 31 Mar ‘16

500

250

Cairns

Hilton

All

215

110

Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor*

01 Nov '14 - 31 Aug '15

290

165

Melbourne

Crowne Plaza

01 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15

245

135

01 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

249

139

01 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15

219

120

01 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

230

125

01 Nov '14 - 31 Mar '15

310

155

01 Apr '15 - 31 Mar '16

320

160

Port Douglas Sydney

QT Port Douglas Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour^

NEW ZEALAND Auckland

The Langham

All

255

145

Christchurch

Novotel

All

310

155

Heartland Hotel Cotswold

01 Nov '14 - 30 Sep '15

215

125

01 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

225

130

01 Nov '14 - 30 Sep '15

215

125

01 Oct '15 - 31 Mar '16

220

125

Wellington

James Cook Grand Chancellor

* Surcharge applies 25 Dec & 1 Jan. Please enquire for price for stays from 1 September 2015. ^ Surcharge applies 29 Dec – 2 Jan Price excludes breakfast Note: A supplement may apply for Christmas, New Year, Easter and special events, this will be advised at time of booking.

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Airport Transfers All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttlebus, car or minibus on the arrival and departure day of their vacation. Trafalgar is also pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodations when booked through Trafalgar.

Things to know before you go Passports and visas

Flight timings must be provided to Trafalgar 45 days prior to travel.

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our vacations. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited.

In the event of missed transfers due to flight delays outside of Trafalgar’s control or guests not using this service, no refund is available.

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

Proudly using 100% recycled paper Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 48,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Paper Network.

The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Travel documents

Your Trafalgar document wallet containing your travel documents and literature will be shipped about 21 days before your departure.

Know before you go guides

We have created country-by-country guides packed with handy travel tips and advice – download at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘Pre-Trip’ in the top menu bar).

Brochure Terminology

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

Why Express Check-in? Our Express Check-in service helps us provide you with the best travel experience possible. It’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and enables us to deliver these great benefits: • A more tailored trip for you • No paperwork on vacation • Smoother hotel check-ins • Travel tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services We will also be able to quickly locate you or your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please complete the Express Check-in as soon as possible after booking your vacation – find out more at www.trafalgar.com/express

Group Vacations If you are traveling in a group of 20 or more, let Trafalgar customize your vacation. We can either tailor one of our existing, award-winning itineraries for your group (group discounts are available, conditions apply), or design an itinerary from scratch. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us where you wish to travel, the standard of hotel you prefer and the type of meals and experiences you wish to include and we’ll create a great-value itinerary ideally suited to your pace and needs. Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with our dedicated Groups Team to plan your next vacation.

Regular group vacations 10 or more people traveling together can enjoy great savings when they book together on one of our regular brochure vacations. Restrictions apply – see page 69 for full details.

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Trafalgar’s

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$129 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$199 per person Over US$3,500 US$249 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

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

Section II : Travel insurance benefits Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to US$2,500  Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to US$50,000

Section III : Emergency assistance services Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4869.You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. / ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. / *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com LAND ONLY GUIDED VACATIONS

Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day No Show

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


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Six ways to save

SAVE UP TO

$845

Book and pay early The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 10% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out.

Get 10% off

Get 7.5% off

Get 5% off

Saving up to

Saving up to

Saving up to

$845 per person

$635 per person

$425 per person

until November 20 2014

until January 29 2015

until April 30 2015

Available on selected vacations – see itinerary pages. Discount applies to th land only portion of your vacation. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable, does not apply to stopovers, mini-stays, extra nights’ accommodations, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers. A deposit is required on booking and the full amount must be paid by the date shown. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn. See page 66 - 67 for full conditions.

Frequent Traveler Discount

SAVE

5%

Traveled with us in the last five years? Join our free Travel Club and get 5% off your next vacation. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Only one discount available per person, and only one discount can be redeemed against each further vacation. For travel within the same year, there must be a 60-day gap between completion of your first trip and the date on which you make your new booking. You must be a member of Trafalgar Travel Club at time of booking (you cannot save by joining after booking) or have traveled with one of The Travel Corporation sister brands (www.thetravelcorporation.com) in the last five years. Not available on mini-stays, stopovers, extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges and, airport transfers. Cannot be combined with Young Traveler Discount.

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Second Trip Discounts

SAVE

2.5%

Want to combine two of our trips? If they’re seven days or longer, we give you money off when you book two or more trips for one vacation.  ook two trips – and save up to $215 •B per person on the shorter trip •B  ook three trips – and save on the two shortest trips • Book more trips and keep saving Check the itinerary pages for the discount amounts and ask your Travel Agent for the best combinations. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land-only portion of your vacation. All vacations must be booked at the same time. Not available on mini-stays, stopovers, extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers.

Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent of course), as soon as enough guests are booked on them. Just look for the green tick when you search for prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com


SAVE UP TO

Family & Friends Discounts

10%

One size doesn’t fit all with families, so we have three different ways of saving money.

Group Discounts • Get 5% off per person – for groups of 5-9 or • Get attractive benefits for groups of 10 or more Discount only applies to the land part of your vacation. Limited to one group per coach and all guest names are needed at the time of booking. Not available on extra night stays, mini-stays, stopovers, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges, airport transfers. Cannot be combined with our Frequent Traveler or Young Traveler Discounts.

Young Traveler Discount Guests aged 5-15 save up to 10% when traveling with an adult on many vacations – see vacation pages for savings. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Only one discount per room. Young travelers must be aged 5-15 at the time of travel. Not available on extra night stays, stopovers, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Cannot be combined with our Family & Friends Group, Frequent Traveler or Triple Room Discounts.

Triple Room Discount When you book a triple room we give discounts to all guests – see itinerary pages for savings. Available on selected vacations – see itinerary pages. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Triple Room Reductions are based on three people sharing one twin bedded room with an extra bed which may be a roll-away. Cannot be combined with our Young Traveler Discount.

Single Travelers We know solo travelers have different needs – we make it simple by offering the privacy of your own room, while others would rather save money and share.

Guaranteed Room Share We’ll pair you up (don’t worry, they’ll be the same gender) and, if we can’t pair you, you’ll get a single room at no extra cost.

Single Supplement To see our low single room prices, just check our itinerary pages. Sharing guests may be of different ages and will be in non-smoking twin bedrooms. Each vacation has a limited number of rooms available for single occupancy. Guaranteed room share is not available on mini-stays, stopovers and extra nights’ accommodations.

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