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CONTENTS Introduction

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Map

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Travel with the insider

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Seeing things differently

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Inside the sights

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Meet the locals & Make friends

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Taste the culture

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A good night’s sleep

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Travel at its best & TreadRight Foundation

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Your vacation style

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Great savings

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Pre/Post Nights/Transfers

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Hotels

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Code

QCANA Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand IMZB

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Days Page

Itinerary

QPACA Australia and New Zealand Panorama Highlights of Australia and New Zealand

AUSTRALIA

NEW ZEALAND Code

Things to Know/Sustainable Tourism/Travel Protection/ Express Check-In and Booking Conditions

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Melbourne, Australia

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Itinerary

ZABW

Northern Discovery

ZCC

Southern Icons

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IZANB Contrasts of New Zealand ZCQR

Southern Spectacular

ZAAC

New Zealand Splendor

ZABC

Best of New Zealand

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Southern Capitals

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QFSC

Tropical Escapade

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ASACL Discover Australia

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WPPP

Southern Wonders

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ESMA

Country & Coast

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THH

Best of Tasmania

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IMSE

Australian Highlights

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MS12

Australian Icons

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NAAD

Outback Adventure

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MS19

Best of Australia

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INDEPENDENT MINI-STAYS: Australia Code

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Sydney & the Blue Mountains

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Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

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Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

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PD11

Port Douglas & the Great Barrier Reef

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STOPOVER: Fiji FIJ4

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Fiji Stopover

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Katherine Gorge, Australia

Proudly using 100% recycled paper

Lake Matheson, New Zealand

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 54,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Federation’s (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 Defense Network.

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Travel with the insider

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See famous Australian icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory


Traveling with us is like having a trusted friend in every destination you visit. Someone who knows it inside out, shares its secrets and introduces you to local characters. It's these little insights and genuine local moments that create enriching and unexpected memories. We call them Insider Experiences. WHAT’S INCLUDED With our great range of First Class inclusions, it's easy to see why we are the number one guided vacation operator, winning the most prestigious travel industry awards.

Wonder at the interior of the Sydney Opera House

• Exclusive Insider Experiences

• Daily breakfast

• Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences on selected itineraries

• Selected evening meals

• Professionally trained Travel Director and Driver Guides • Sightseeing with VIP entry to major sights • First Class and perfectly located accommodations • All tips and service charges included throughout your vacation*

• Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motor coach with restroom • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your vacation (conditions apply) • A travel wallet with your travel documents • Complimentary map Travel Director and Coach Driver tips not included

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Learn about Mossman Gorge in Queensland with a Local Expert

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Seeing things differently

Get up close and personal with Australia's cutest emblem, the kangaroo

It’s not just the practical things that make us different. As well as making your vacation hassle-free – we pack it with priceless Insider Experiences. It’s a combination you just can’t get by going it alone.

Trafalgar made our trip the best! The enthusiasm, attention to detail and massive knowledge of our Travel Director made all the difference. Joyce and Ted, USA Soak up the tranquility and beauty of Milford Sound, New Zealand

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THE TRAFALGAR DIFFERENCE See for yourself the incredible value of a First Class Trafalgar guided vacation, when you compare all our inclusions against what you can experience traveling on your own.

Vacation component

Hotel Accommodations

A Trafalgar guided vacation

Going it alone

INCLUDED

• Hours of research • Pay retail prices • Unknown quality and locations • Unpleasant surprises

• Carefully chosen, quality First Class hotels • Ideally located • Porterage and hotel tips included

INCLUDED

Sightseeing

• Knowledgeable Travel Director • In-depth sightseeing with Local Experts • VIP entry into many attractions

INCLUDED

Meals

• Breakfast daily and selected dinners • Authentic experiences with Highlight Meals • Welcome Reception & Farewell Dinner • Reserved meal times • Quality local cuisine • Tips • For other meals, we help with reservations and directions to where the locals eat

INCLUDED

Transportation

• Daily transportation on luxury motor coaches • Professional Coach Driver • Fuel, toll charges and parking • Relax in comfort

INCLUDED

Insider Experiences

• Exclusive Be My Guest dining experiences • Hidden Treasures sightseeing • Local Specialties • Unique Insights

• No local expertize/ assistance • Wait in line • Purchase/ read guidebooks • Limited understanding of what you’re seeing • Pay restaurant prices for meals • Risk of poor quality • Additional cost for tips • Navigating foreign menus and foods

• Organize your own transportation • Risk of getting lost • Foreign road rules and signs • Pay for tolls and parking • Only see sights that are easily accessible to the general public • Limited cultural experiences and interaction with locals

TRAVEL WITH THE WORLD’S NO. 1 We’ve won 30 major travel industry awards in the last five years alone. We’re proud of this – but we’re always working hard to do even better. You can see all the awards we’ve won globally at trafalgar.com/usa/awards Here are just a few:.

Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef

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Inside the sights Don’t just see the sights, experience them. We take you to all the must-see attractions – but enrich them with our insider knowledge. And our exclusive Insider Experiences bring you face-to-face with local life. VIP SIGHTSEEING Get a different perspective of Australia and New Zealand's major sights when you travel with Trafalgar. With VIP entry at many attractions, you won’t have to wait in line, which means more time to explore.

INSIDER EXPERIENCES Our exclusive Insider Experiences take you further inside the culture and customs of a destination to really get a feel for what it’s like to live like a local. • Hidden Treasures G surprise sights and experiences revealed by your Travel Director away from the usual tourist path. • Unique Insights l experiences of unique cultural significance in a particular area. • Local Specialties I interactive activities or insights into local life through the traditional crafts and products specific to a region. • Local Experts 5 interpretive guides, historians and other experts whose specialized knowledge provides fascinating insights into the places you visit.

INCLUDED CHOICE Included in the price of your guided vacation are a choice of additional fantastic sightseeing experiences when visiting selected Australia and New Zealand destinations. Choose from a diverse selection of activities and decide how to spend your day at no extra cost. Refer to individual itinerary pages for more information.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS Our carefully planned itineraries include a perfect balance of sightseeing and free time. But we know everyone is different, so we offer a range of fantastic Optional Excursions that allow you to personalize how you spend your free time. For a full list of excursions and payment options, visit the itinerary pages at www.trafalgar.com

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Experience Australia's 'red center' at Kings Canyon


Take in views of the illuminated Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

YOUR PERSONAL INSIDER It’s the stories behind each destination that allow you to truly get a feel for the places you visit, and no one tells them better than our Travel Directors. These seasoned professionals are experts in Australia and New Zealand and are your friend in each destination who: •

Share their in-depth knowledge of the fascinating places and cultures you encounter. Trafalgar Travel Directors are experts in the destinations you visit and have years of experience bringing regions to life with engaging stories and intriguing facts.

Introduce you to the locals who give a destination character. Over the years our Travel Directors build up lasting friendships in the destinations they visit. These friends embody the spirit of the region they live in and meeting them makes you feel closer to the essence of a country or town.

Ensure you have the best experience possible, so do not hesitate to ask them if you have any questions.

Take care of the details each day so you are free to sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation.

Travel Directors, like J.P., provide a true insider's experience

Our Travel Director Nellie's local knowledge was invaluable in getting us the best access to planned events; we felt as though we had priority access... Allen & Margo, USA

Absorb the magic of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

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Meet the locals The best way to experience a destination is to see it as the locals do. Trafalgar does just that by introducing you to local friends you'll remember long after you've returned home. Some of the colorful characters you may meet on your travels include: Craig Starr gives an insight into Aussie farming life

Craig Starr – Local Expert, Canberra, Australia With typical Australian charm, Craig welcomes you to his working pastoral property where he raises merino sheep and beef cattle. His passion for traditional farming methods is evident as he explains the Australian way in the bush, oversees sheep sheering demonstrations and introduces you to wildlife of the area.

Kirimatao West – Local Expert, Rotorua, New Zealand

Kirimatao and her son share their Maori culture

Sharing Maori culture and a love for her homeland is in Kirimatao’s blood. Following in the tradition of her great grandmother, grandmother and great aunt before her, Kirimatao is a guide at the premier Maori cultural center, Te Puia, who enlightens visitors with stories of the Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley and the ways of her local tribe, the Te Arawa. And the family legacy is set to continue with Kirimatao’s sons Renata and Eru following in her footsteps.

Falzon family – Be My Guest experience, Alice Springs, Australia Dedicated to teaching people how to live more sustainable lives, the Falzon family lead by example at their homestead and Earth Sanctuary in the heart of Australia's outback. Join Joe Falzon and his three sons Ben, Dan and Tom on an astronomical tour of the magical southern night sky before enjoying an authentic Australian bush barbecue.

The Falzon family welcome guests in Australian outback style

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Share the experience Explore the rugged beauty of Katherine Gorge, Northern Territory

All our guests have one thing in common: their passion for travel. It doesn’t matter what age you are or where you're from, traveling with like-minded people is like traveling with friends.

We have been on 3 trips in the past. All have been great. A big variety of fellow travelers. Young and older. From Canada, Mexico, Dubai, Japan, Australia. Meeting new friends is a great part of travel. Diane, Trafalgar Forum

SHARE THE FUN WITH NEW FRIENDS Whether traveling alone, as a couple or family, on a Trafalgar guided vacation you’ll meet people from a variety of English-speaking countries and experience a camaraderie that will enrich your vacation. By the end of your journey you will have made lifelong friends from all over the world and have shared stories to relive for many years to come.

SOCIAL NETWORKING Become a part of the Trafalgar community and be inspired by like-minded people with a passion for travel. Connect with fellow travelers before your departure, keep in touch with guests and Travel Directors on their adventures or reminisce about shared vacation memories through our social networking sites.

FACEBOOK Get information as it happens around the world from Trafalgar, our Travel Directors and guests traveling with us. Like us now at www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel

TWITTER Follow us on Twitter and get instant updates via @TrafalgarTalk Follow us at www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk

TRAFALGAR BLOG Be inspired and read real-life travel stories written by Trafalgar guests from all over the world. Visit www.TrafalgarBlog.com

The country is just beautiful. The meals were exceptional and the group we traveled with were really nice. Sheila, Canada

YOUTUBE Watch our videos and see how a Trafalgar adventure unfolds and get a taste for our unique Insider Experiences. Visit youtube.com/trafalgarweb

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Taste the culture A destination becomes more than just a place when you discover the food. That’s why we ensure you get to enjoy a true taste of the local culture by showcasing the authentic flavors that are distinctive to the area you’re visiting. BE MY GUEST B – AN INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Taste Angie's famous pavlova at Morelea Farm, New Zealand

Our Be My Guest dining experiences connect you with the true essence of a destination. These exclusive meals give you a unique opportunity to savor amazing regional food and wine while mingling with local hosts at places like private estates, working farms and wineries. These are just a few of the dining experiences you could have on your Australia and New Zealand guided vacation:

Morelea Farm, Mt Cook, New Zealand Experience life on a New Zealand sheep farm as Stan and Angie Taylor take you on a tour of their 600-acre garden and property. You'll then be welcomed into their home to savor a delicious barbecue lunch, followed by Angie's famous Pavlova dessert.

Returned Servicemen’s Club, Bondi, Australia

Explore Bondi's history with surf lifesaver Tim

Enjoy magnificent views over the sparkling Pacific Ocean as you dine at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with local surf lifesaver Tim. Learn about the institution of surf lifesaving and Bondi’s colorful history as Tim and his team take you on a tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club.

Andermel Marron Farm, Kangaroo Island, Australia Get an insight into the native Australian marron (freshwater crayfish) as your host shows you how the Andermel Marron Farm use sustainable practices in their ponds and tanks. Learn about the bush tucker grown on the farm before settling in to a mouth-watering meal of marron seasoned with native herbs and accompanied by locally produced wine.

Enjoy an optional BBQ meal at Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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MORE DINING EXPERIENCES Additional dining highlights that may be included on your guided vacation: • A Welcome Reception E where you get to unwind and meet your Travel Director and travel companions over a drink and a light meal. • Daily breakfast enjoy a buffet with such favorites as eggs, bacon and sausage as well as cereals, pastries and fruit. • Selected lunches and dinners included, often featuring the local flavors of the area. • Complimentary wine tasting when visiting the wine-growing regions of Australia and New Zealand on selected itineraries. • A Farewell Dinner F where you’ll all get together one last time for a memorable night out and say goodbye to your newfound friends.

Enjoy a warm welcome with your fellow guests, Circular Quay, Sydney

HIGHLIGHT MEALS We include a variety of Highlight Meals, where you’ll dine on regional cuisine, matched with wine, at venues distinctive to the area you’re visiting. A true highlight on your itinerary, we have sourced the best local dining experiences that truly capture the culture of each region.

EXPLORE THE DINING SCENE We believe the best way to dine during your vacation is with the locals, so you can truly experience the culture and flavors of each city. We have intentionally left some meals open for you to sample the local dining scene yourself and make the most of your free time. Your Travel Director will gladly assist you with local dining information to help you decide where to go. Explore the gastronomic delights of Josef Chromy Wines, Tasmania, Australia

But the real highlight was the Be My Guest dinner. Set in a beautiful spot overlooking the vineyards, with delicious food and the feeling of being welcomed like old friends, the whole experience was unforgettable. Duncan, Trafalgar Blog

Savor tender New Zealand lamb

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A good night's sleep

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Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays, Australia


Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour, Sydney

Our hotels aren’t just a place to rest your head. They are places we love to stay too. We’ve handpicked each one to complement your itinerary and add something extra. It could be a prime spot in central Sydney, a dramatic view of New Zealand's Mount Cook, or a little added comfort in Australia's outback – it will always be the perfect place for your vacation. AUTHENTIC ACCOMMODATIONS – AN INSIDER EXPERIENCE Certain accommodations in Australia and New Zealand have been chosen for their unique significance to the local area. These accommodations give an insight into a destination through their remarkable architecture, rich historical background or magnificent location. For example, you could luxuriate in stunning Great Barrier Reef views at a Hamilton Island resort, stay in the shadow of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at the Ayers Rock Resort or soak up the history of the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle.

PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTELS Our city hotels are ideally located close to the city center for easy access to all the must-see sights, while our countryside properties are selected for their spectacular scenic locations and proximity to popular attractions. Your hotels are always First Class or better and include some of the world’s most respected brands.

FARM STAY When staying in Rotorua, New Zealand, why not mingle with the locals and experience life on a working farm? You will have the option of staying at our First Class innercity accommodations or being welcomed with a small group of fellow travelers to an authentic local farm. See individual itinerary pages for further details.

Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand

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Travel at its best There’s nothing quite like being chauffeur driven – no map reading, road signs or parking to worry about. And our modern motor coaches don’t just make it easy, they give you a better picture – a unique elevated perspective of the world around you. Enjoy comfortable seats and air-conditioning

THE ULTIMATE IN MOTOR COACH TRAVEL It’s as much about the journey, as it is the destination. Our Travel Directors set the scene – with local music, a film set in the region, or even just local stories – to make the scenery more than just a passing picture. And our luxury motor coaches have all the essentials: full air-conditioning, reclining seats, electrical outlets and restrooms. During your journey: • Your Travel Director will provide an entertaining insider’s view of the history, culture and geography of the region. • You’ll learn useful phrases in the local language as well as other handy travel tips. • You’ll enjoy the panoramic views from your motor coach's high vantage point.

PROFESSIONAL COACH DRIVERS With years of experience, our professional Coach Drivers have the expertize to provide you with the most relaxing journey. Enjoy door-to-door service as they take you from your hotel to major sights. Plus, your Travel Director will ensure your luggage is picked up from your room and your Coach Driver will load it on the motor coach every time.

TRAVEL GREEN Trafalgar motor coaches emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per guest than car travel, so when you travel with us, you know you’re doing your part for the environment. Read more on page 68. Please note: These images are a representation of our motor coaches only; they will vary depending on the region you travel to.

Travel over the Haast Pass, New Zealand

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More ways we travel

Gordon River Cruise, Tasmania

Indian Pacific Train Journey, Australia

Sustaining the destinations we visit is of great importance to us at Trafalgar. We are part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation family of brands called TreadRight; a not for profit foundation working to ensure that the destinations we explore remain vibrant for future generations. TreadRight is The Travel Corporation's hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and manages a long-standing grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects. To date, TreadRight has donated more than USD 1.5 million to projects worldwide. To learn more about our work at TreadRight, please visit us at www.treadright.org Air Safaris Scenic Flight, Mt Cook

Phillip Island, Australia

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Your vacation style Do you like to pack your days with as much as possible? Prefer to linger longer and really get to know a city? Want time to explore independently while still taking advantage of Trafalgar's guided vacation inclusions? Whatever your needs, we have a travel experience for you.

REGIONAL If you’re looking to delve deeper into the real essence of a particular region, state or territory in Australia and New Zealand, Regional guided vacations help you get an in-depth understanding of the unique people, places and sights specific to a particular area. For a truly authentic experience of a region’s food, customs and culture, our Regional vacations are for you.

INDEPENDENT VACATIONS Trafalgar’s Independent Vacations are designed with the independent traveler in mind. We take care of your accommodations, your sightseeing transportation, all of your breakfasts and some selected meals. On each of your sightseeing days, you'll be accompanied by a different local Driver Guide who will provide a fascinating insider's view of each destination. The rest of the time, you are completely free to explore on your own.

INDEPENDENT MINI-STAYS

Feel the majesty of the Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, Australia

AT LEISURE o For those wanting to soak up the atmosphere of a destination just a little longer, At Leisure guided vacations give you more time to savor every part of your Australia and New Zealand experience. You’ll explore each fabulous destination over two or three days, truly immersing yourself in the region and, when the time comes to move on, your motor coach traveling days start no earlier than 9am.

DISCOVERIES Visiting multiple destinations and the iconic sites you’ve always dreamed of seeing, a Discovery guided vacation is perfect if you’re after an exciting and diverse experience of Australia and New Zealand. You’ll get an insider’s perspective of the people and places you encounter that will leave you with lasting memories and a wealth of local knowledge. Choose a lively or comfortable pace itinerary that fits you best as part of our Discovery vacations.

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These vacations are four days in length and can be taken standalone, combined together or added to perfectly complement any of our Discovery, Regional, At Leisure or Independent Vacations itineraries, either before or after your trip. 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.

FIJI STOPOVER Why not break up the journey to Australia and New Zealand by spending a few days and nights relaxing on the exotic island of Fiji? Our fantastic five-day Fiji stopover includes First Class accommodations, daily breakfast, some local activities and plenty of time for soaking up the sun on idyllic beaches. A Fiji stopover can be combined with any vacation in this brochure.

Explore Kakadu National Park, Australia


View the snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook, New Zealand

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Great Savings

Remarkable Rocks, South Australia

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNTS BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST DEAL! Book and pay early for these massive savings. Don’t miss out as these discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at anytime.

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Pay in full on or before Nov 13, 2013 and SAVE UP to $590 per person

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Pay in full on or before Feb 12, 2014 and SAVE UP to $395 per person

This discount CAN be combined with other discounts where applicable and only applies to the LAND portion of vacations featuring the “Early Payment Discount”* in the price panel. For discounts to apply, vacations must be paid in full by the designated dates above. Blackout departure dates may apply, please check with your Travel Agent or visit www.trafalgar.com at the time of booking. BOOK YOUR AIR EARLY TO GET THE BEST LAND AND AIR DEAL POSSIBLE! *

SINGLE TRAVELERS One of the great benefits of guided travel is the ease of traveling solo, and with Trafalgar we make it simple by offering the following options:

Guaranteed room share We understand that some guests traveling alone do not want to incur the additional expense of a single room supplement. So on the majority of our itineraries, Trafalgar offers you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee that roommates will be of a similar age group. This is an enjoyable way to travel and meet new friends as well as being a positive way to stretch your vacation budget further. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.

FREQUENT TRAVELER DISCOUNT

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If you have traveled with us before, you’re entitled to a 5% discount off the LAND-only portion of the next Trafalgar vacation of your choice. You will need to travel within five years of your last trip and be a member of the Trafalgar Travel Club to qualify for this discount.

Act NOW and take full advantage of this great offer! IMPORTANT: Trafalgar's Travel Club is not available retroactively. Only one credit is available per person, per year, and only one credit can be redeemed against each further vacation. This discount does not apply to Independent Vacations and Mini-Stays, Stopovers, extra nights' accommodations, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers.

IMPORTANT: This service does not apply to Independent Vacations and Mini-Stays, Stopovers and extra nights’ accommodations.

Single supplement value If you prefer the privacy of your own room, you’ll appreciate our low single room supplement. Please see the itinerary of your choice for the supplement.

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For peace of mind, see our Travel Plan Protection on page 68.

DEFINITE DEPARTURES Definite Departures are vacations which have surpassed minimum booking numbers, confirming operation. Once a vacation reaches its minimum guest number, it will become a Definite Departure, identified on the Trafalgar website with a green check mark: See www.trafalgar.com for more information.


YOUNG TRAVELERS (5-15)

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Share your vacation memories with your family and take advantage of a discount on the LANDonly portion of your vacation. Young travelers must be under the age of 16 years on the date of departure and MUST be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room).

Airfare deals you’ll love

IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the exact value of how much you will save. Children under 5 years of age are NOT accepted on any guided vacation. The Young Traveler must be the specified age at time of travel to be eligible. Young Traveler age for Independent Vacations and Mini-Stays is 2-15 years. This discount cannot be combined with our Travel with Family and Friends Discount or Triple Room Reduction and is limited to one family discount per room. It also does not apply to Stopovers, extra nights' accommodations, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements or airport transfers.

2ND TRIP DISCOUNT When you book a second Trafalgar vacation

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Book two Trafalgar trips, each 7 days or longer for a reduction of up to 2.5% off the LAND-only portion of the trip with the shortest duration. Take three vacations and save on two! Ask your Travel Agent for suggestions on your perfect vacation combination. There are too many to list here! IMPORTANT: See individual itinerary pages for the maximum value of how much you will save. Vacations must be booked at the same time. This discount is per person and does not apply to Independent Vacations and Mini-Stays, Stopovers, extra nights' accommodations, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers. Please see our other Trafalgar brochures for their savings or discount exclusions, if relevant.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS Travel together and save money

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5 to 9 – SAVE 5%: If a group of 5-9 guests travel together, a discount of 5% per person applies to the vacation of your choice. 10 or more: If 10 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers very attractive group benefits, based on the number of people traveling together. So it pays to travel together with friends and family! IMPORTANT: Space is limited to one group per motorcoach so book early! All guests' names must be advised to Trafalgar before the discount is applied. This discount cannot be combined with our Young Traveler discount and does not apply to our Independent Vacations and Mini-Stays, Stopovers, extra nights' accommodations, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements and airport transfers.

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IMPORTANT: Triple Room Reductions are based on three people sharing a twinbedded room with an extra bed, which may be a 'roll-away'. Triple rooms may not be available in all locations. This discount applies only to itineraries featuring Triple Room Reductions in the price panel. This discount cannot be combined with our Young Traveler discount.

Combine Trafalgar’s world-renowned First Class guided vacations with a fantastic deal from one of our trusted partner airlines and you’ll experience a vacation that far exceeds your expectations. Sensational airfare deals are available throughout the year. GREAT E AIRFAR ! S L DEA

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Australia and New Zealand Panorama Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua. n Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty See the art of sheep shearing at the Agrodome sheep Show in Rotorua. n Discover Melbourne’s hidden laneways on a walking tour. n Join an Aboriginal artist to paint your souvenir boomerang at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. • 5 Local Expert Explore the Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto and Limestone Caves. n Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park. n Experience Whakarewarewa Thermal Village. n Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. n Journey through the Sydney Opera House.

Sightseeing Highlights • Waitomo Caves Take a guided boat tour of the Glow Worm Grotto. • Rotorua Discover Whakarewarewa Village, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and the Agrodome Sheep Show. • Queenstown Spend a free day in New Zealand’s adventure capital. • Melbourne See the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish. • Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise.

Dining Highlights • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 lunches: F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. n B Be My Guest lunch in Sydney. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Auckland. n B Be My Guest dinner with local wine in Rotorua. n F Farewell Dinner in Sydney.

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 7.

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O Maori Culture DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. DAY 3  ARRIVE AUCKLAND E 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  at your hotel and dinner at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (WR  D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 4  AUCKLAND – ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) 5 B Travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the incredible Glow Worm Grotto on a boat tour with a  Local Expert. This evening experience the traditional world of Maori in a 200 year old Tawa setting. Share the Powhiri, an anicent ceremony of welcome. Enter the Meeting House and witness a powerful and entertaining cultural performance. This is followed by a Maori Hangi  Be My Guest  dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium (MD) DAY 5  ROTORUA SIGHTSEEING 5 I A  Maori  Local Expert  will accompany you around the Whakarewarewa Living Thermal Village, where you’ll gain an insight into Maori culture. See New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. Your next stop is Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a tour with a  Local Expert. You may even spot a kiwi! Then visit the Local Specialty Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show, for a taste of farm life. (BB) DAY 6  ROTORUA D QUEENSTOWN (2 NIGHTS) 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 (MD) 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 D MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport to board your flight for Melbourne, Australia. On arrival you are transferred to the hotel. This rest of the day is free to explore this cosmopolitan city, before meeting your Travel Director. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) DAY 9  MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE I Enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour with your Travel Director including a private

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walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways, a  Local Specialty.  You’ll  discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating shops.  The remainder of the day is at leisure so you may consider an excursion to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. (BB) DAY 10  MELBOURNE D CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS) I 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  Local Specialty  experience. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (Deluxe) DAY 11  GREAT BARRIER REEF 5 F Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation with a  Local Expert. See a myriad of 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 tropical buffet Highlight Lunch before you return to Cairns. (BB HL) DAY 12  CAIRNS D SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) Visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome to encounter crocodiles, koalas, wallabies, possums and other unique Australian animals. Later, you’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Perhaps take a stroll through Darling Harbour or wander down to the historic Rocks district at Circular Quay for a panoramic view of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (MD) DAY 13  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE 5 B This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with 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  Be My Guest  lunch 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 to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Return to the city for a cruise on the beautiful harbor. Then you will have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone - the opal. (BB BG)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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 4pm; Day 10 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; 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.

6 Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2013-31 Mar 2014 for the Australia section and between 1 Oct 2014-31 Mar 2015 for the New Zealand section are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Festive Season surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

DAY 14  SYDNEY AT LEISURE F Spend a free day in this exciting city. Why not take an excursion to the famous Blue Mountains and see some of Australia’s native wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Or you could visit the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine-growing region. 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) DAY 15  SYDNEY D USA Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae. n Gain an insight into New Zealand farm life with lunch on a working farm. n Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitka. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. n Discover Melbourne’s hidden laneways. n Join an Aboriginal artist to paint your souvenir boomerang at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. • 5 Local Expert Explore the geothermal valley at Te Puia. n Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park. n Experience the Agrodome Sheep Show. n Tour the Waitomo Caves. n Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. n Journey through the Sydney Opera House.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Auckland Cruise on Waitemata Harbour. • Waitomo Caves Take a guided boat tour through the Glow Worm Grotto. • Rotorua Visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve, Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome Sheep Show. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the spectacular Southern Alps. • Franz Josef View the magnificent glacier. • Milford Sound Cruise on this natural wonder. • Mt. Cook See the National Park and New Zealand’s highest peak. • Lake Tekapo View the Church of the Good Shepherd. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish. • Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 16 hot buffet breakfasts. • 4 lunches: F 1 Highlight Lunch cruising Milford Sound and 1 on the Great Barrier Reef. n B 1 Be My Guest lunch in Canterbury and 1 in Sydney. • 5 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Auckland. n 2 two or three-course dinners. n B Be My Guest dinner with local wine in Rotorua. n F Farewell Dinner in Sydney.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. DAY 3  ARRIVE AUCKLAND (2 NIGHTS) E 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 at your hotel and dinner at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (WR  D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 4  AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour including Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbor, home to the 2000 America’s Cup. Spend some free time exploring on your own or relaxing at your hotel. (BB) DAY 5  AUCKLAND – ROTORUA 5 B Travel into the Waikato region to explore the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves by boat with a Local Expert. Continue to Rotorua to visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. You’ll be accompanied by a  Local Expert  to view New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs. This evening, enjoy a  Be My Guest  traditional Maori Hangi dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium (MD) DAY 6  ROTORUA D CHRISTCHURCH 5  Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with a Local Expert. 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 (SF)

DAY 7  CHRISTCHURCH – FRANZ JOSEF I 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  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 Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF) 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 (MD) DAY 9  MILFORD SOUND F 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 a  Highlight Lunch  and cruise with Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls high above you. Later, return to Queenstown. (BB HL) DAY 10  QUEENSTOWN FREE TIME A full day to explore Queenstown, your way. Go wild with a jet boat ride or white water rafting or take it easy on a wine or garden tour. (BB) DAY 11  QUEENSTOWN – CHRISTCHURCH B 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 your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor to enjoy a  Be My Guest  lunch in


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their 600 acre garden. Travel over the colorful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. (BB BG  D) Hotel: Novotel (SF) DAY 12  CHRISTCHURCH D MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) This morning you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Melbourne, Australia. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore, before meeting your Travel Director. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) DAY 13  MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I Enjoy a morning city sightseeing tour with your Travel Director including a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways,  a  Local Specialty. You’ll discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating shops. The remainder of the day is at leisure so you may consider an excursion to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. (BB) DAY 14  MELBOURNE D CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS) I 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  Local Specialty  experience. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (Deluxe) DAY 15  GREAT BARRIER REEF 5 F Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef presentation with a  Local Expert. See coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. There

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is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a Highlight Lunch then return to Cairns in the late afternoon. (BB HL) DAY 16  CAIRNS D SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) This morning encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to relax or explore. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (MD) DAY 17  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING 5 B This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with 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  Be My Guest  lunch 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. Return to the city for a cruise on the beautiful harbor and then you’ll have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone - the opal. (BB BG) DAY 18  SYDNEY FREE TIME F 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 new-found friends. (BB FD) DAY 19  SYDNEY D USA Time to bid farewell as we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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 4pm; Day 14 from Melbourne to Cairns - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 16 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.

6 Please note that departures between 1 Nov 2013-31 Mar 2014 for the Australia section and between 1 Oct 2014-31 Mar 2015 for the New Zealand section are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Festive Season surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Dinner at Earth Sanctuary in the Red Centre. n Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae. n Gain an insight into New Zealand country life with lunch on a working farm. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Join a walking tour through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. n Take an Aboriginal Dot Painting class in Uluru. n Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitka. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. • 5 Local Expert Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. n Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. n Journey through the Sydney Opera House. n Tour the Waitomo Caves. n Explore the geothermal valley at Te Puia. • l Unique Insight Witness the deep connection the Aboriginal people have with Uluru (Ayers Rock). • @ Authentic Accommodations Experience the beauty of Central Australia with Uluru as your backdrop at Ayers Rock Resort.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Alice Springs Visit the Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air. • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Experience sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) View the 36 domes of red conglomerate rock at sunset. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish. • Sydney View the Opera House and Harbour Bridge on a harbor cruise. • Auckland Cruise on Waitemata Harbour. • Rotorua Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show and Rainbow Springs and Te Puia Thermal Reserve. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the spectacular Southern Alps. • Franz Josef View the magnificent Glacier. • Milford Sound Cruise on this natural wonder.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 21 hot buffet breakfasts. • 3 lunches: F 1 Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef and 1 on Milford Sound. n B Be My Guest lunch in Canterbury. • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Melbourne. n 2 two or three-course dinners. n B 1 Be My Guest dinner in Alice Springs and 1 with local wine in Rotorua. n F 1 Farewell Dinner in Sydney at end of Australia trip and 1 in Christchurch.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Melbourne, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE MELBOURNE (3 NIGHTS) E On arrival at Melbourne Airport you are transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). This evening meet your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (WR D) Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) DAY 4  MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I Discover Melbourne’s eclectic little laneways, arcades and café  society on your  Local Specialty private walking tour. (BB) DAY 5  MELBOURNE FREE TIME Enjoy a free day to do as you choose. (BB) DAY 6  MELBOURNE D ALICE SPRINGS

5 B Transfer to the airport for your flight to Alice Springs. On arrival visit the  Royal  Flying Doctor Service, where you’ll hear from 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 the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle the have established. (BB BG) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort (F) DAY 7  ALICE SPRINGS – ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) @  Travel through rugged outback scenery to Ayers Rock Resort, your  Authentic Accommodations. This evening enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapés while watching the spectacular sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock). (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens (SF)

DAY 8  KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) l View sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Tour the caves at its base, hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gain 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 9  ULURU (AYERS ROCK) D CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) I Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, 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 (Deluxe) DAY 10  GREAT BARRIER REEF 5 F Board a high speed catamaran for the most unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an informative reef education presentation by a Local Expert. See the fascinating coral formations and other exotic marine life from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. After a Highlight Lunch, there’s time to relax, snorkel some more or scuba dive (own expense). (BB HL) DAY 11  CAIRNS FREE TIME Enjoy a free day to do as you choose. (BB) DAY 12  CAIRNS D 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 (MD) DAY 13  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING 5  See stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline on a sightseeing tour, before


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greenstone (jade) factory, a Local Specialty. Continue to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF) DAY 20  FRANZ JOSEF – QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS) I Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell, the stone fruit capital, a  Local Specialty. Next visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in adventure-capital Queenstown. (BB) Hotel: Millennium (MD)

DAY 15  SYDNEY D AUCKLAND (2 NIGHTS) You will be transferred to the airport to board your morning flight to Auckland, New Zealand. This evening meet your Travel Director for dinner at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (BB D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe)

DAY 21  MILFORD SOUND F 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 a  Highlight Lunch. (BB HL)

DAY 16  AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME A morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour is followed by a sightseeing tour. (BB)

DAY 22  QUEENSTOWN FREE TIME A full day to explore Queenstown, your way. Go wild with a jet boat ride or white water rafting or take it easy on a wine or garden tour. (BB)

DAY 17  AUCKLAND – ROTORUA 5 B Travel into the Waikato region to the incredible Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto for a boat tour with a Local Expert. Then continue to Rotorua where you’ll visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve and be accompanied by a  Local Expert. This evening, enjoy a  Be My Guest  traditional Maori Hangi dinner with local wine, and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium (MD)

DAY 23  QUEENSTOWN – CHRISTCHURCH B F 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 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 (SF)

DAY 18  ROTORUA D CHRISTCHURCH You will be transferred to the airport to fly to Christchurch. (BB) Hotel: Novotel (SF) DAY 19  CHRISTCHURCH – FRANZ JOSEF I Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train. At Hokitika visit a local

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DAY 24  CHRISTCHURCH D USA You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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Southern Capitals The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty See the art of sheep shearing at Gold Creek Station. • 5 Local Expert Learn about life on a working sheep farm. n Tour through Parliament House Canberra. • @ Authentic Accommodations Experience old-world charm and country hospitality in historic Beechworth.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Canberra See the sights in Australia’s capital city. • Kosciuzsko National Park Travel the picturesque Alpine Way. • Beechworth Stay in this historic township. • Melbourne Enjoy free time in this cosmopolitan city.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 5 hot buffet breakfasts. • E Welcome Reception and an Aussie barbecue lunch with your Travel Director at Gold Creek Station. • 1 two or three-course dinner.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D 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 (MD) DAY 4  SYDNEY – CANBERRA 5 E I Meet your traveling companions and Travel Director this morning. Departing Sydney 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, where you’ll get a taste of farm life from a  Local  Expert, including

a Welcome Reception  and an Aussie barbecue lunch. You’ll even see a sheep shearing demonstration, a Local Specialty. On arrival in Canberra, you’ll tour through Parliament House with a Local Expert and visit the Australian War Memorial before enjoying dinner this evening with your Travel Director. (BB WR L D) Hotel: Novotel (SF) DAY 5  CANBERRA – BEECHWORTH @  Cooma and the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme start your day. You’ll be awestruck by the stunningly picturesque Kosciuszko National Park – home to mobs of kangaroos – as you travel the Alpine Way, over the Murray River into Victoria and Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the

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Bed and Breakfast properties, your Authentic Accommodations. (BB) Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodations (F) DAY 6  BEECHWORTH – MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) Get to know Beechworth with an orientation and some free time to explore the legendary Beechworth Bakery with its fresh pastries and sweets, as well as the antique shops, galleries and the museum. Later it’s on through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights orientation tour on arrival. Spend the evening as you wish. Consider taking a relaxing walk to Southbank for a stroll along the Yarra River. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD)

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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 D USA 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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Tropical Escapade O Catseye Beach, Hamilton Island, Queensland

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Explore the stalls at the Markets in the heart of Sydney’s historic Rocks district. • 5 Local Expert Journey through the Sydney Opera House. n Learn about Australia’s national gemstone. n Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. • l Unique Insight An interpretive Indigenous Guide will provide an insight into their special relationship with the unique tropical Queensland environment. • @ Authentic Accommodations Stay at a tropical resort on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Sightseeing Highlights • Sydney Visit famous Bondi Beach and view the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a sunset harbor cruise. • Hamilton Island Stay on this idyllic tropical island in the heart of the Whitsundays. • Port Douglas Relax in this tropical oasis, between the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish. • Mossman Gorge See this stunning natural beauty in the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. • Atherton Tablelands Ride the Skyrail Cableway for spectacular views high above the Barron Gorge National Park.

Dining Highlights • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch in Sydney. n F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director on Sydney Harbour. n 1 two or three-course dinner. n F Farewell Dinner in Cairns.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) I E On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Join your Travel Director to visit the famous Rocks Markets, a  Local Specialty, held every weekend in  Sydney’s  historic 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  sea-legs  as you board a Captain Cook Sunset 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 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 (MD) DAY 4  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING 5 B This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with 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  Be My Guest lunch 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. When you return to the city you’ll have the opportunity to discover Australia’s national gemstone – the opal, with a Local Expert. If you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG) 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 D 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  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 (MD) 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 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 D CAIRNS – PORT DOUGLAS (2 NIGHTS) This morning you will be transferred to the airport on Hamilton Island for your flight


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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 you can relax by the lagoon-style pool, join in one of the resort’s activities or take a stroll around the village of Port Douglas. This evening perhaps be tempted by a cocktail at Estilo lounge bar before dinner at Bazaar marketplace. (BB D) Hotel: QT Port Douglas (MD) DAY 9  GREAT BARRIER REEF 5 F Board your Quicksilver wavepiercing catamaran for your cruise to renowned Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The friendly professional crew will take you to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a  Local Expert. Choose to  snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry  and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a Quicksilver semi-sub, just one meter underwater. Watch the fish-feeding from Quicksilver’s unique underwater viewing platform  and underwater observatory. A hot and cold tropical buffet  Highlight Lunch  including fresh prawns, meats, salads and fruit is served before you return to Port Douglas this afternoon. (BB HL) DAY 10  PORT DOUGLAS – CAIRNS (2 NIGHTS) l Your first stop is Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park for your Unique Insight, the Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk. In this hands-on experience you’ll learn about traditional plant use and your interpretive Indigenous Guide will identify bush food sources. He will provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and his special relationship with this unique tropical

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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 (Deluxe) DAY 11  CAIRNS INCLUDED CHOICE F Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Discover the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and learn about this ancient culture through theaters, stages shows and demonstrations. Or spot crocodiles and birds in their natural habitat and learn about the fascinating harbor and its history on an afternoon cruise on Cairns Harbour. Perhaps visit Cairns Tropical Zoo. You can cuddle a koala, feed a kangaroo, see giant crocodiles and enjoy great wildlife presentations and tours. Or  at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures  take a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where you can see an array of wildlife, including beautiful tropical birds, reptiles, insects and other native fauna. This evening join your fellow travelers and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD)

*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.

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DAY 12  CAIRNS D USA Say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of your memorable tropical escapade. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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Discover Australia O Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory

Insider Experiences • B Be My Guest Feel the sand between your toes when you visit Bondi Beach for lunch at an Aussie institution with views over the Pacific Ocean. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Join an Aboriginal Dot Painting Class in Uluru. n Explore the stalls for arts & crafts at the Cairns Night Markets. • 5 Local Expert Journey through the Sydney Opera House. n Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. • l Unique Insight Witness the deep connection the Aboriginal people have with Uluru (Ayers Rock). • @ Authentic Accommodations Experience the beauty of Central Australia with Uluru as your backdrop at Ayers Rock Resort.

Sightseeing Highlights • Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise. • Ayers Rock Experience sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Walk into Walpa Gorge and watch the sunset. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish. • Cairns A free day to relax or go sightseeing in this tropical city.

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 lunches: B Be My Guest lunch in Sydney. n F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. • 2 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Sydney. n F Farewell Dinner in Cairns.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) 5 E On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). This afternoon enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a  Local  Expert. Then it’s time to find your  sea-legs  as you board a Captain Cook Sunset 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 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 (MD) DAY 4  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING B This morning, 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  Be My Guest  lunch 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. When you return to the city you’ll have the opportunity to discover Australia’s national gemstone – the opal. Or if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’. (BB BG) 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 D ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) @  You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock Resort, your  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 (SF)

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Clown Fish, Great Barrier Reef DAY 7  KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) l 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  Unique Insight  into this special place. Visit the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Center. 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) D CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) I Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, 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 the vacation resort town of Cairns. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (Deluxe)

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DAY 9  GREAT BARRIER REEF 5 F I 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  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  Highlight Lunch  before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening visit the Cairns Night Markets, a Local Specialty, for the chance to purchase some souvenirs. (BB HL)

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DAY 10  CAIRNS AT LEISURE F 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 awardwinning 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 newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 11  CAIRNS D USA This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight home (flights anytime). (BB)

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Southern Wonders Busselton Jetty

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn how different wines complement different food styles on a tour with wine tastings and lunch at 3 Oceans Wine Company in the heart of the Margaret River region. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit the famous Fremantle Markets. • 5 Local Expert Explore the Margaret River Caves. n Visit Whaleworld in Albany. n Tour the Super Pit Gold Mine in Kalgoorlie. • @ Authentic Accommodations Stay at the historic Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, dating back to the late 1800s.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Wildflowers (Aug-Nov determined by Mother Nature) See wildflowers in season. • Wave Rock Explore this distinctive rock formation. • Kalgoorlie Stay in this historic gold-mining town. • Esperance See the Pink Lake. • Valley of the Giants Wander through the huge Tingle and Karri trees. • LeeuwinNaturaliste National Park See the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. • Margaret River Caves Explore these caves. • Swan River Cruise Relax on a cruise from Fremantle to Perth.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest lunch in Margaret River. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Perth. n 4 two or three-course dinners. n F Farewell Dinner in Fremantle.

DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Perth, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE PERTH E On arrival in Perth you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Enjoy a city tour of Perth including Kings Park, where you can see the broad expanse of the Swan River. Join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR  D) Hotel: Travelodge (F) DAY 4  PERTH – KALGOORLIE Travel east to Wave Rock. This striking rock formation, resembling a gigantic wave, was formed from granite over three million years ago. Continue through the former ghost town of Coolgardie, recently rejuvenated following new ore discoveries, on your way to Kalgoorlie, a town surrounded by some of the most dazzling spring wildflowers and eerie gold-rush ghost towns. (BB D) Hotel: Ibis Styles Kalgoorlie (F) DAY 5  KALGOORLIE – ESPERANCE (2 NIGHTS) 5  An orientation of this historic gold mining town will reveal unique turn of the century buildings

including the famous Exchange Hotel and Hay Street. Then join a Local Expert on a tour of a gold mine. The Super Pit produces up to 850,000 ounces of gold every year and is the largest open-pit gold mine in Australia. Later, stop to look out over the impressive salt lake, Lake Lefroy, before continuing through Norseman and on to Esperance. (BB D) Hotel: Comfort Inn Bay of Isles (ST) DAY 6  ESPERANCE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME Visit Cape Le Grand National Park for spectacular views of the wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks and sweeping heathlands. Visit Thistle Cove and Lucky Bay, one of the most unique and stunning bays in Australia. The area is home to grey kangaroos that like to laze on the pristine beach. See the mysterious Pink Lake before a free afternoon in this coastal haven. (BB) DAY 7  ESPERANCE – ALBANY Travel through the shires of Ravensthorpe and Jerramungup to Bluff Knoll Lookout to witness the rugged beauty of the Stirling Ranges National Park. The range is one of the richest areas in the world for flora as well as being identified as an important

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birdlife area, supporting populations of endangered bird species. Continue to Albany. (BB D) Hotel: Albany Dog Rock Motel (MF) DAY 8  ALBANY – MARGARET RIVER (2 NIGHTS) 5  This morning visit Torndirrup National Park, home to the Natural Bridge and the Gap. Next, visit Whaleworld for a fascinating insight into the region’s seafaring past with a  Local Expert. Then journey through the Valley of the Giants with its huge Tingle and Karri trees. Explore the canopy of the Tingle forest along the Tree Top Walk. Continue to Margaret River, one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. (BB D) Hotel: Quality Inn Margaret River (F) DAY 9  MARGARET RIVER SIGHTSEEING 5 B This morning enjoy a scenic drive through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park with its peppermint trees and Karri forest. Explore the Margaret River Caves, home to ancient fossil remains of extinct animals, with a Local Expert. Later, you’ll see Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, situated at the most south-westerly tip of Australia. Visit award-winning 3 Oceans Wine Company in the spectacular Margaret River wine region for a tour, tastings and a Be My Guest lunch, freshly prepared from local produce.

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DAY 10  MARGARET RIVER – FREMANTLE INCLUDED CHOICE @ F Travel north through Busselton, a popular vacation resort on the shores of Geographe Bay, to Fremantle for a night at the Esplanade Hotel, your Authentic Accommodations. This afternoon choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Discover the Indigenous heritage and culture of Fremantle on a guided walking tour. Or visit the Western Australia Maritime Museum to learn about the maritime history of Fremantle. You can even join a guided tour of the Oberon Class submarine, HMAS Ovens. Perhaps explore Fremantle Prison on a guided tour, from its convict origins in the 1850s until its closure in as a maximum-security prison in 1991. Or take in the sights of Fremantle aboard a replica tram. There’ll be commentary provided, photo opportunities and the option to hop on and off so you can tour at your own pace. This evening join your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner. (BB  FD) Hotel: Esplanade Hotel by Rydges (SF)

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Indian Pacific Train Journey Why not add a journey aboard the Indian Pacific to the beginning or end of this trip? Discover for yourself why there’s no other train journey on Earth quite like the Indian Pacific. Traveling between Sydney and Perth via Adelaide, the Indian Pacific covers 4,352 km through some of Australia’s most breathtaking country. Immerse yourself in some of our nation’s most beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, from the majestic Blue Mountains to the grand wilderness of the Nullarbor. Please ask for details.

DAY 11  FREMANTLE – PERTH I This morning you’ll have free time to do as you please. Perhaps visit the eclectic Fremantle Markets, a  Local Specialty, where there are 150 stalls under one roof. There’s the chance to purchase local arts and crafts or souvenirs. Later, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Swan River on your return to Perth. (BB) Hotel: Travelodge (F) DAY 12  PERTH D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Perth Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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Country and Coast Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest View marron (freshwater crayfish) up close on a tour before lunch seasoned with bush tucker herbs, and locally produced Two Wheeler Wines at the Andermel Marron Farm on Kangaroo Island. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Sample the local wines in the famous Barossa Valley and on Kangaroo Island. n Visit the 140 year old Adelaide Market. • 5 Local Expert Learn about life on a sheep farm. n Tour Parliament House Canberra. n Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island. • l Unique Insight A Worn Gundidj Guide will provide a local perspective about nature, wildlife and Indigenous culture. • @ Authentic Accommodations Experience old-world charm and country hospitality in historic Beechworth.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Canberra See the sights in Australia’s capital. • Kosciuzsko National Park Travel the picturesque Alpine Way. • Melbourne Free time in this cosmopolitan city. • Great Ocean Road See the Twelve Apostles. • Barossa Valley Spend a day in Australia’s premier wine producing region. • Kangaroo Island Explore the island and see the Remarkable Rocks and Seal Bay. • Adelaide Sample the delights at the Adelaide Market.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • 3 lunches: E Welcome Reception and an Aussie barbecue lunch with your Travel Director at Gold Creek Station. n Lunch at Jacob’s Creek winery in the Barossa Valley. n B Be My Guest lunch on Kangaroo Island. • 4 evening meals: 3 two or three-course dinners. n F Farewell Dinner on Kangaroo Island.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D 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 (MD) DAY 4  SYDNEY – CANBERRA 5 E 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 Local Expert, including a Welcome Reception and an Aussie barbecue lunch. On arrival in Canberra, you’ll tour through Parliament House with 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 (SF) DAY 5  CANBERRA – BEECHWORTH @  Cooma and the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme start your day. You’ll be awestruck by the stunningly picturesque Kosciuszko National Park – home to mobs of kangaroos –

as you travel the Alpine Way, over the mighty Murray River into Victoria and beautiful Beechworth, Victoria’s best preserved gold rush town, for your unique overnight stay in one of the Bed and Breakfast properties, your Authentic Accommodations. (BB) Hotel: Boutique Country Accommodations (F) DAY 6  BEECHWORTH – MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) 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. Later it’s on through Glenrowan and Ned Kelly country to culturally diverse and cosmopolitan Melbourne for a city sights orientation tour on arrival. This evening, perhaps take a relaxing walk down to Southbank for a stroll along the Yarra River. (BB) Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) 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, the Yarra Valley wineries, the Dandenongs and Puffing Billy or Sovereign Hill’s goldmine. (BB)

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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 (ST) DAY 9  WARRNAMBOOL – ADELAIDE (2 NIGHTS) l This morning visit Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill State Game Reserve. The area was a rich food source for the Koroitgundidj people whose descendants retain links with this country. A Local Guide will provide you with 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 (SF) DAY 10  BAROSSA VALLEY I This highlight day starts with a sightseeing tour of Adelaide city. Then journey north for a Local Specialty, a visit to Australia’s best-known wine-producing region, the Barossa Valley. You’ll stop at the small town of Tanunda on your way to Jacob’s Creek winery. Here you’ll learn about what goes into making great wines on a walking tour with wine tastings. Your host will provide an overview of the 14 different grape varieties grown in the vineyard that are featured in some of Australia’s most famous wines. After a lunch of local produce with wine, explore a little more of this gastronomic region and its delights, before returning to Adelaide. (BB L) DAY 11  ADELAIDE – KANGAROO ISLAND (2 NIGHTS) First up visit seaside Glenelg then continue

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on to the picturesque coastal village of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula, where you’ll have some free time to explore. Next, travel by ferry to Kangaroo Island. (BB) Hotel: Aurora Ozone (ST) DAY 12  KANGAROO ISLAND SIGHTSEEING

B I 5 F 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  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  Local Specialty, and farm-produced bush tucker before sampling the Marron with lunch. Later, tour with 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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DAY 13  KANGAROO ISLAND – ADELAIDE D USA I 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 Market, 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)

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Best of Tasmania Cradle Mountain National Park

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Experience the very best and freshest in locally sourced regional produce accompanied by elegant cool climate wines at lunch at Josef Chromy Wines. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Taste the cheese at Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory. n Enjoy High Tea at Shene Estate. n Sample the wines at Josef Chromy Wines. • 5 Local Expert Tour Port Arthur Historic Site. n Visit historic Shene Estate. n Cruise on the Gordon River, Isle of the Dead and Wineglass Bay. n Join a guided walk in Freycinet National Park. • l Unique Insight Visit Macquarie Harbor Penal Settlement on Sarah Island. • @ Authentic Accommodations Stay at Cradle Mountain Chateau, set in scenic alpine woodland and Tasmanian wilderness.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Hobart See the sights on a tour of the city. • Russell Falls Visit the spectacular three-tiered falls. • Gordon River Cruise through the wilderness. • Cradle Mountain Stroll around Dove Lake. • Cataract Gorge Admire the panoramic views from the suspension bridge. • Tasmania Zoo See a Tasmanian Devil. • Bridestowe Lavender Farm Visit the farm. • Freycinet National Park Cruise on Wineglass Bay. • Richmond See the historic bridge. • MONA Visit Hobart’s newest museum. • Port Arthur Cruise around the Isle of the Dead.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 10 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 lunches: 1 lunch. n B Be My Guest lunch at a winery. • 7 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Hobart. n 5 two or three-course dinners. n F Farewell Dinner in Hobart.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Hobart, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE HOBART E 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 at the Onyx Bar, with its fabulous views over the Derwent River, followed by dinner. (WR D) Hotel: Wrest Point (MF) DAY 4  HOBART – RUSSELL FALLS – STRAHAN (2 NIGHTS) This morning you’ll head west to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt. Field National Park, 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 to Queenstown, along the rainforest bordered road of World Heritage protected Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to coastal Strahan. (BB D) Hotel: Strahan Village (MF) DAY 5  GORDON RIVER CRUISE AND FREE TIME 5 l Start the day on the Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge, with commentary by 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 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. This afternoon simply relax, explore the fishing village of Strahan or maybe visit the Huon Pine Museum. (BB L) DAY 6  STRAHAN – CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK @  Discover the mining and Hydro Electric towns of Rosebery and Tullah, as you travel to your  Authentic Accommodations, on the boundary of sensational Cradle Mountain National Park. After lunch we’ll take you up to Waldheim and gorgeous Dove Lake to see spectacular Cradle Mountain. The afternoon is yours. Explore the Australian National Wilderness and Landscape Gallery or just marvel at the view and breathe in the fresh air. (BB D) Hotel: Cradle Mountain Chateau (SF) DAY 7  CRADLE MOUNTAIN – LAUNCESTON (2 NIGHTS) I Departing Cradle Mountain this morning you’ll head to Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals. You’ll then head to Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory, a Local Specialty, for a presentation on cheese making and some delicious product tasting. Continue to Tasmania’s ‘northern capital’, Launceston. Explore Cataract Gorge, wilderness in the city. Just two minutes out of the city 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. (BB  D) Hotel: Grand Chancellor (SF)

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best beaches. Later, experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. A guided walk with a National Park Ranger unveils astonishing views. Cape Tourville Lookout will amaze. (BB D)

Bridestowe Lavender Farm

DAY 8  LAUNCESTON SIGHSEEING B This morning discover the Tamar Valley and the Swiss village of Grindelwald.  Next stop is the Tasmania Zoo to view the Tasmanian Devil and other native animals.  Visit Josef Chromy Wines for 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. (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 St. Helens at lunchtime. (BB  D) Hotel: Beachfront at Bicheno (ST) DAY 10  FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING 5  Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with 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

DAY 11  BICHENO – HOBART (2 NIGHTS) 5  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  Local Expert  is followed by High Tea. Then it’s on to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). MONA is Australia’s largest privately funded museum with its mix of ancient, modern and contemporary art. (BB) Hotel: Grand Chancellor (SF)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

6 Please note that these departures are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Festive Season surcharge applies to Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 25 December and 1 January.

DAY 12  PORT ARTHUR SIGHTSEEING 5 F 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 to feast your eyes on the amazing vistas of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Enjoy a fascinating walk of Port Arthur Historic Site and infamous convict prison and cruise around the Isle of the Dead  with a Local Experts. View the ruggedly spectacular sea cliffs from Pirate’s Bay Lookout on your return to Hobart. This evening celebrate a wonderful trip with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) DAY 13  HOBART D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Hobart Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Gordon River Cruise

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Australian Highlights Sydney Harbour

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn about the sustainable lifestyle of the Falzon brothers while enjoying dinner at Earth Sanctuary in the Red Centre. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Join a walking tour through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways. n Join an Aboriginal Dot Painting class in Uluru. • 5 Local Expert Learn how the Royal Flying Doctor Service provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. n Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. n Journey through the Sydney Opera House. • l Unique Insight Witness the deep connection the Aboriginal people have with Uluru (Ayers Rock). • @ Authentic Accommodations Experience the beauty of Central Australia with Uluru as your backdrop at Ayers Rock Resort.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Melbourne See the Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shrine of Remembrance. • Alice Springs Visit the Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air. • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Experience sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) View the 36 domes of conglomerate rock at sunset. • Great Barrier Reef Get up close to the colorful coral and tropical fish. • Cairns A free day to relax or go sightseeing in this tropical city. • Sydney View the Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • F Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef. • 3 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Melbourne. n B Be My Guest dinner in Alice Springs. n F Farewell Dinner in Sydney.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 7.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Melbourne, Australia. DAY 3  MELBOURNE (3 NIGHTS) E On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 3pm). 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 (MD) DAY 4  MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME I Tour the sights of Melbourne including Melbourne’s eclectic little laneways, arcades and café society on your Local Specialty private walking tour. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. (BB) DAY 5  MELBOURNE FREE TIME 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 6  MELBOURNE D ALICE SPRINGS

5 B 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  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. Tonight experience the Aussie outback at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Center. Enjoy 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 (F) 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 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 (SF) DAY 8  KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) l Rise early to view Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Tour the caves at the base of Uluru, hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and gain 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)

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GREAT SAVINGS Aboriginal Dot Painting, Uluru

DAY 9  ULURU (AYERS ROCK) D CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) I This morning interact with local Aboriginal artists at a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, 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 (Deluxe) DAY 10  GREAT BARRIER REEF 5 F 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 Local Expert and a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch on board the pontoon. Return to Cairns in the late afternoon. (BB HL) DAY 11  CAIRNS FREE TIME Today is free for you to make the most of Cairns. Relax by the hotel pool or go shopping. You may like to join an optional tour to Kuranda including a scenic rail journey on the Kuranda Train and ride the Skyrail Cableway above the canopy of the rainforest or try hot air ballooning over the Atherton Tablelands. (BB)

DAY 12  CAIRNS D SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) This morning encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening is free for you to explore this exciting city. Perhaps take a stroll down to Circular Quay to view the panorama of the sparkling harbor surrounded by the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. (BB) Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour (MD) DAY 13  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING AND HARBOR CRUISE 5  This morning see the sights of Sydney. Visit the Sydney Opera House for a tour with a Local Expert. Then board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and Kings Cross. Your next destination is famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear ocean. When you return to the city you’ll cruise on the glistening water of Sydney Harbour and also have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone – the opal. Then why not visit the historic Rocks area at Circular Quay, which dates back to the time of the early settlers. (BB)

Early Payment Discount: Pay By 13 Nov 13 & SAVE up to Pay By 12 Feb 14 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$350 p.p. $235 p.p. $115 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

$470

Triple Room Reduction

$235

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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 12pm; 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.

6 Please note that these departures are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. Festive Season surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December-2 January.

DAY 14  SYDNEY FREE TIME F Explore the beautiful harbor city of Sydney further today. Perhaps take an optional tour to the Blue Mountains. Celebrate this evening at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends. (BB FD) DAY 15  SYDNEY D USA Say goodbye to your fellow travelers as you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, Melbourne

BB = Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Australian Icons Penguin Parade, Phillip Island, Victoria

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Melbourne See the sights of this cosmopolitan city. • Phillip Island See the famous Penguin Parade. • Great Ocean Road View the Twelve Apostles rock formations. • Alice Springs See the sights on a tour of ‘the Alice’. • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Experience sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) Walk through the 36 domes of red conglomerate rock. • Cairns Journey on the Kuranda train to the Atherton Tablelands. • Great Barrier Reef Discover the tropical fish and coral in this underwater wonderland. • Sydney Admire the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 12 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 lunches: B 1 Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef and 1 cruising Sydney Harbour. • 1 two-course dinner.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • You will be traveling on an independent basis and will join scheduled day trips in Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns and Sydney, with a different qualified Local Driver Guide on each day trip. • Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply, refer to page 66). • First Class and perfectly located accommodations. • All tips and service charges included throughout your vacation.* • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motor coach with restroom. • A travel wallet with your travel documents. *Driver Guides’ and Coach Drivers’ tips not included.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Melbourne, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE MELBOURNE (3 NIGHTS) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this cosmopolitan city. Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) DAY 4  MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING Enjoy a morning tour of Melbourne. This afternoon depart for Phillip Island, stopping en route at the Maru Koala & Animal Park for an up-close and personal encounter with koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils and  other  Australian wildlife. Cross the bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland to observe the famous Penguin Parade, as the Little Penguins march up the sand to their resting places. (BB) DAY 5  GREAT OCEAN ROAD Travel along the famous Great Ocean Road and see dramatic coastal scenery en route to Port Campbell National Park. See the seaside resorts of Lorne and Apollo Bay, and then view the Twelve Apostles, remains of London Bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. (BB)

DAY 6  MELBOURNE D ALICE SPRINGS You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your early morning flight to Alice Springs. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a tour of this outback town. See the historic Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Stop to enjoy panoramic views from Anzac Hill. (BB) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (MD) DAY 7  ALICE SPRINGS – ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) Depart early for Ayers Rock Resort, stopping at a camel farm where you can take an optional ride. This afternoon is free for you to enjoy the facilities at Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy a glass of wine this evening while watching sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the special viewing area known as the ‘sunset strip’. Then travel to our exclusive venue to enjoy an Aussie barbecue dinner. (BB D) Hotel: Desert Gardens (SF) DAY 8  KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) Rise early to view Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise. Tour the caves at the base of Uluru and hear stories of the Aboriginal

Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Northern Territory


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Dreamtime. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, before returning to the Resort. This afternoon travel through desert plains to mysterious Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Enjoy a 2-3 hour walk through the domes to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Take in a spectacular sunset at Kata Tjuta with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. (BB) DAY 9  ULURU (AYERS ROCK) D CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) Spend the morning as you please before transferring to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (Deluxe) DAY 10  GREAT BARRIER REEF F Cruise on a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible vessel. Snorkeling gear is included (extra charge for scuba). Enjoy a reef education presentation on this natural living wonder followed by a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch. (BB HL) DAY 11  KURANDA – TJAPUKAI 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 dance demonstrations. Glide silently above the canopy of the rainforest on the Skyrail Cableway on your way to Kuranda. You’ll have free time to stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the Kuranda train for a breathtaking journey through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges and around curves to Freshwater Station, where your journey ends. (BB) (3 NIGHTS) Cairns Airport On arrival at transferred to

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your hotel. This evening is free for you to explore this exciting city. Perhaps take a stroll down to Circular Quay to view the panorama of the sparkling harbor surrounded by the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. (BB) Hotel: The Grace (MD) DAY 13  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING F This morning cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and stop at Milsons Point to photograph fabulous views of the  city skyline. Visit Manly surf beach and return to the city for a Sydney  Harbour cruise including a  Highlight Lunch. Later,  see the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and Kings Cross. Top off the day with a visit to famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool ocean before returning to the city. (BB HL)

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$210 p.p.

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$195 p.p.

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Vacations start daily 1 November 2013 - 31 March 2015 Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. *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 anytime; Day 12 from Cairns to Sydney - flights anytime. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Please note that departures between 1 Apr 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

DAY 14  BLUE MOUNTAINS Drive to Echo Point in the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters, a trio of rocky pinnacles. Visit Waradah Aboriginal Centre for a once-ina-lifetime Aboriginal cultural experience. Next stop is Scenic World for 360 degree views of the Jamison Valley. You have the opportunity to ride the Railway, Skyway and Cableway (own expense). Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to koalas, kangaroos, wombats and other creatures wild and wonderful. Return to the city past the site of the 2000 Olympic Games. (BB) DAY 15  SYDNEY D USA You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Skyrail Cableway, Queensland

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Outback Adventure

Katherine Gorge Cruise

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Learn about the sustainable lifestyle of the Falzon brothers while enjoying dinner at Earth Sanctuary in the Red Centre. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Visit the Adelaide Central Market for a tour. n Sample local wines at Sevenhill Cellars in the Clare Valley. n Swim in the famous thermal springs at Mataranka. • 5 Local Expert Explore an underground church and home in Coober Pedy. n Cruise on Katherine Gorge and Yellow Water Billabong. n Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. • l Unique Insight Witness the deep connection the Aboriginal people have with Uluru (Ayers Rock). n Discover the secrets of the Central Australian desert with an Indigenous Aboriginal Guide at the Alice Springs Desert Park. • @ Authentic Accommodations Experience the beauty of Central Australia with Uluru as your backdrop at Ayers Rock Resort. n Stay the night in a building shaped to represent Kakadu’s most famous resident, the crocodile!

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Alice Springs Visit the historic Telegraph Station and the School of the Air. • Coober Pedy Visit the opal capital. • Darwin Discover the sights on a tour of this tropical city. • Flinders Ranges Travel through this picturesque scenery. • Kakadu National Park Cruise on Yellow Water Billabong. • Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles) See these mysterious boulders. • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) View the 36 domes of red conglomerate rock at sunset. • Katherine Gorge Cruise on this gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. • Kings Canyon Climb the canyon or walk along the canyon floor. • Litchfield National Park See beautiful Florence and Wangi Falls. • Uluru (Ayers Rock) See sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Wilpena Pound View this remarkable natural amphitheater.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 14 hot buffet breakfasts. • 10 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Adelaide. n 6 two or three-course dinners. n B Be My Guest dinner in Alice Springs. n Barbecue dinner in Tennant Creek. n F Farewell Dinner in Darwin.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Adelaide, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE ADELAIDE I E On arrival in Adelaide you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). See the sights of Adelaide then join a Food Expert for a guided tour of the 140 year old Adelaide Market, a Local Specialty. Enjoy the hustle and bustle, sample the culinary delights, meet the traders and share the history and the secrets of the Market. This evening relax with your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a Welcome Reception and dinner. (WR D) Hotel: Stamford Plaza (SF) DAY 4  ADELAIDE – WILPENA POUND I Today’s journey takes you north for a Local Specialty Wine Tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, the oldest existing winery in the Clare Valley. Travel through the spectacular Flinders Ranges and to Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheater covering nearly 19,770 acres. (BB D) Hotel: Wilpena Pound Resort (ST) DAY 5  WILPENA POUND – PORT AUGUSTA Enjoy time to explore Wilpena Pound, before you travel through picturesque Pitchi Richi Pass to Port Augusta where you’ll visit the Wadlata Outback Centre. (BB D) Hotel: Majestic Oasis Apartments (F) DAY 6  PORT AUGUSTA – COOBER PEDY 5  Visit Woomera before traveling to isolated Coober Pedy, the opal capital! Visit an underground church and home with a Local Expert and view an opal demonstration. (BB D) Hotel: Desert Cave (ST) DAY 7  COOBER PEDY – ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) @  Cross the border into the Northern Territory and continue to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park and your Authentic Accommodations. This evening enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and canapés

as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of color for which Uluru is renowned. (BB) Hotel: Desert Gardens (SF) DAY 8  KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS) SIGHTSEEING l Rise early to view sunrise at Uluru then enjoy a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and  Unique Insights  into local Aboriginal culture. Stop at the informative Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon visit Kata Tjuta and spend time exploring Walpa Gorge. Take in a magnificent outback sunset at Kata Tjuta with a complimentary glass of wine and nibbles. (BB) DAY 9  ULURU (AYERS ROCK) – KINGS CANYON Travel to Kings Canyon. On the way marvel at Atila (Mt. Conner) the ‘forgotten wonder of Central Australia’. Continue to Kings Creek Station. Established in 1982 by Ian and Lyn Conway, the station was originally vacant crown land and covers and area of 1,800 square kilometers. It runs cattle and is the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia. Continue to Kings Canyon Resort. (BB D) Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort (ST) DAY 10  KINGS CANYON – ALICE SPRINGS (2 NIGHTS) Perfect for observing the changing colors of the landscape, today you’re off on an early morning 6km Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk we also offer the option of a creek bed walk, where you’ll explore the rock strewn canyon floor. Leaving Watarrka behind, you’ll travel to Alice Springs. On arrival visit Anzac Hill for views over this outback town. (BB) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort (F) DAY 11  ALICE SPRINGS SIGHTSEEING

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Desert Park. You will learn of life and survival of the Arrernte People, including bush food, the search for water and kinship. Visit the Nocturnal House and enjoy reserved seating at the Birds of Prey Presentation. Continue on to Simpsons Gap, a prominent waterhole in the West MacDonnell Ranges, with its lovely river red gum scenery. Visit the School of the Air, which provides an educational service for children living in remote areas, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Hear from a Local Expert  how this marvelous facility operates to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback.This evening join us on a discovery tour at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a  Be My Guest  dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have  established. They may even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. (BB BG) DAY 12  ALICE SPRINGS – TENNANT CREEK Visit the historic Telegraph Station before traveling north to Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles). There is time to walk around these precariously balanced boulders. Tonight enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner at the Battery Hill Mine Centre and explore the interesting mining displays. (BB D) Hotel: Bluestone Motor Inn (ST) DAY 13  TENNANT CREEK – KATHERINE I Travel across vast outback stations. Visit the historic Daly Waters Hotel, before continuing into ‘Never Never’ country. Stop at the tropical oasis of Mataranka for a relaxing dip in the thermal springs, a Local Specialty. Or stroll through the Elsey Homestead replica. (BB  D) Hotel: Paraway Motel (ST) DAY 14  KATHERINE – KAKADU 5 @  Join a Local Expert on an early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park and then continue deep into Kakadu

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National Park. Later cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong with a Local Expert. You should see a variety of birdlife and with luck, you may also see the feared estuarine crocodile basking in the muddy shallows. You’ll stay in the Indigenous-owned Authentic Accommodations. (BB D) Hotel: Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (SF) DAY 15  KAKADU – DARWIN (2 NIGHTS) Your first stop is the Bowali Visitor Centre. The displays here will take you on a journey through Kakadu’s varied habitats and landscapes. Travel to Ubirr and view Aboriginal rock art dating back some 20,000 years. Climb to the top of this rocky outcrop for rewarding views over the flood plains and escarpment country. This afternoon travel to Darwin and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this tropical city on arrival. (BB) Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade (SF)

$155 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

$620

Triple Room Reduction

$310

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

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

Alice Springs Desert Park

DAY 16  LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK F Travel to Litchfield National Park to see beautiful Florence and Wangi Falls and the mysterious Magnetic Termite Mounds. Join your Travel Director for a  Farewell Dinner Cruise  on Darwin Harbour (weather permitting). Enjoy a delicious buffet meal as you watch the sunset over Darwin and the surrounding area - it’s time to celebrate your Northern Territory outback adventure! (BB FD) DAY 17  DARWIN D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Darwin Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

BB = Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Best of Australia Uluru (Ayers Rock)

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Melbourne See the sights of this cosmopolitan city. • Great Ocean road See the Twelve Apostles rock formations. • Kangaroo Island Explore the Remarkable Rocks and Seal Bay. • West MacDonnell Ranges Visit Simpsons Gap and Angkerle (Standley Chasm). • Alice Springs Desert Park Experience the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape with the Arrernte people, Traditional Owners of the Park. • Ayers Rock Experience sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). • Kings Canyon Climb to the rim for views of Watarrka National Park. • Kakadu National Park Go wildlife spotting on Yellow Water Billabong and East Alligator River. • Great Barrier Reef Discover the tropical fish and coral in this underwater wonderland. • Sydney Admire the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a harbor cruise.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 18 breakfasts: 17 hot buffet breakfasts. n 1 boxed breakfast en route to Kangaroo Island. • 7 lunches: 1 lunch in Alice Springs. n 2 lunches in Kakadu National Park. n 2 picnic lunches on Kangaroo Island. n F 1 Highlight Lunch on the Great Barrier Reef and 1 cruising Sydney Harbour. • 1 two-course dinner.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • You will be traveling on an independent basis and will join scheduled day trips in Melbourne, Kangaroo Island, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Kakadu National Park, Cairns and Sydney, with a different qualified Local Driver Guide on each day trip. • Airport transfers are provided as indicated in the itinerary (conditions apply, refer to page 66). • First Class and perfectly located accommodations. • All tips and service charges included throughout your vacation.* • Transportation by luxury, air-conditioned motor coach with restroom. • A travel wallet with your travel documents. *Driver Guides’ and Coach Drivers’ tips not included.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Melbourne, Australia. DAY 3  ARRIVE MELBOURNE (2 NIGHTS) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this cosmopolitan city. Hotel: Crowne Plaza (MD) DAY 4  GREAT OCEAN ROAD Travel along the Great Ocean Road to Apollo Bay. Drive through the lush tree-fern gullies of the Otway National Park. View the stone monoliths of the Twelve Apostles, the Loch Ard Gorge shipwreck site & the remains of the rock formation known as London Bridge. (BB) DAY 5  MELBOURNE D ADELAIDE See the sights of Melbourne including Fitzroy Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. Later, you will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Adelaide. (BB) Hotel: Stamford Plaza (SF) DAY 6  ADELAIDE – KANGAROO ISLAND Enjoy a scenic drive through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. First stop is Clifford’s Honey Farm. Then walk among the nation’s most accessible colony of Australian sea lions at the popular Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Local Guide. Witness the Birds of Prey free-flight show and see the pelicans being fed at Kingscote. (BB L) Hotel: Aurora Ozone (ST) DAY 7  KANGAROO ISLAND – ADELAIDE Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and later Parndana Wildlife Park, where you can feed kangaroos. At Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary explore the nocturnal world of koalas, echidnas, bats and possums. In Flinders Chase National Park marvel at the Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch and observe a colony of New Zealand fur seals. Return to Adelaide late evening. (BB L) Hotel: Stamford Plaza (SF)

DAY 8  ADELAIDE D ALICE SPRINGS (2 NIGHTS) You will be transferred to Adelaide Airport for your flight to Alice Springs, where on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Tour the sights of ‘the Alice’ including the historic Telegraph Station and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Stop at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre where you can see unique central Australian reptiles. Stop for a panoramic view of Alice Springs from Anzac Hill. (BB) Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort, River Gum Rooms (MD) DAY 9  WEST MACDONNELL RANGES Travel through amazing outback scenery passing the memorial to John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. First stop is the incredible Simpsons Gap. Walk through the Gap to the waterhole, keeping an eye out for the elusive black-footed rock wallaby. Late morning you’ll arrive at Angkerle (Standley Chasm). You can take a walk along the stony watercourse and admire the rich plant and birdlife. Enjoy a light lunch here prepared by local indigenous caterers. Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park and spend time with a local Aboriginal Guide to learn of the life and survival of the Arrernte people. (BB L) DAY 10  ALICE SPRINGS – ULURU (AYERS ROCK) (2 NIGHTS) Journey south through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm where there is time to ride one of these ‘ships of the desert’  (own expense). View Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area and enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine as the sun sets over the western horizon. Continue to our exclusive venue for an Aussie barbecue dinner. There is time for stargazing (weather permitting). (BB D) Hotel: Desert Gardens (SF) DAY 11  KINGS CANYON Drive through sandhill country into Watarrka National Park. Make the rocky climb with


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your guide to the rim of Kings Canyon. Or you may wish to explore the canyon floor, an easier walk. (BB) DAY 12  ULURU (AYERS ROCK) D DARWIN Travel to the sunrise viewing area at Uluru and watch the first rays of sunlight creep across the desert plains. Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Darwin, where on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade (SF) DAY 13  DARWIN – KAKADU Travel via the meandering Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains deep into Kakadu National Park. Make a stop at Nourlangie to view its Aboriginal rock art. Next you’ll join a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong with our local Expert Guide to spot crocodiles. Return to Darwin with free time this evening. (BB  L) Hotel: Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn (SF) DAY 14  KAKADU – DARWIN Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River in search of saltwater crocodiles. Continue to Ubirr for a guided walk to see Aboriginal rock art. Later, visit the Bowali Visitor Center. (BB L) Hotel: Mantra on the Esplanade (SF) DAY 15  DARWIN D CAIRNS (3 NIGHTS) Transfer to Darwin Airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: Hilton (Deluxe) DAY 16  TJAPUKAI – KURANDA Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Later, glide silently above the canopy of the rainforest on the Skyrail Cableway on your way to Kuranda, where you’ll have time to stroll through the market. Board the famous Kuranda train for a breathtaking journey to Freshwater Station, where your journey ends. (BB)

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Apollo Bay End

MELBOURNE Bass Strait

DAY 17  GREAT BARRIER REEF F Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef for an unforgettable day. See a myriad of coral and tropical fish from an underwater observatory and semisubmersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a tropical buffet Highlight Lunch  before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon. (BB HL) DAY 18  CAIRNS D SYDNEY (3 NIGHTS) Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. (BB) Hotel: The Grace (MD)

1 - 30 Nov 13

$2270 p.p.

1 Dec 13 - 31 Mar 14

$2125 p.p.

1 Apr - 30 Jun 14

$2225 p.p.

1 Jul - 30 Nov 14

$2370 p.p.

1 Dec 14 - 31 Mar 15

$2225 p.p.

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$320 p.p.

1 Dec 13 - 31 Mar 14

$310 p.p.

1 Apr - 30 Jun 14

$315 p.p.

1 Jul - 30 Nov 14

$325 p.p.

1 Dec 14 - 31 Mar 15

$315 p.p.

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Vacations start daily 1 November 2013 - 31 March 2015 Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. *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 5 from Melbourne to Adelaide - flights to depart after 3pm; Day 8 from Adelaide to Alice Springs - flights to arrive prior to 12pm; Day 12 from Ayers Rock to Darwin - flights to depart after 12pm; Day 15 from Darwin to Cairns - flights anytime; Day 18 from Cairns to Sydney flights anytime. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book. Please note that departures between 1 Apr 2014-31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

DAY 19  SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING F This morning cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and stop at Milsons Point to photograph fabulous views of the city skyline. Visit Manly surf beach and return to the city for a Sydney Harbor cruise including a Highlight Lunch. Later, see the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair and Kings Cross. Top off the day with a visit to famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool ocean before returning to the city. (BB HL) DAY 20  SYDNEY FREE TIME Today is free for you to explore Sydney or perhaps shop for last minute souvenirs in the historic Rocks district. (BB) DAY 21  SYDNEY D USA Your vacation concludes after breakfast. You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

BB = Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Northern Discovery Bay of Islands

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • 5 Local Expert Explore the Glow Worm Grotto at Waitomo Caves. • l Unique Insight Explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage at Te Papa.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Cape Brett Cruise through the Hole in the Rock. • Waitomo Caves Guided boat tour through the Glow Worm Grotto. • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Guided tour through the thermal reserve. • Te Papa Visit the Museum of New Zealand.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 7 hot buffet breakfasts. • E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Auckland • 4 evening meals: 2 three-course dinners n B Be My Guest dinner with local wine in Rotorua n F Farewell Dinner in Wellington

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 7.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. DAY 3  ARRIVE AUCKLAND E 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: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 4  AUCKLAND – BAY OF ISLANDS (2 NIGHTS) Depart Auckland over the Harbour 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. (BB D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort (F) DAY 5  BAY OF ISLANDS INCLUDED CHOICE Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Cruise to the ‘Hole in the Rock’, 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)

DAY 6  BAY OF ISLANDS – AUCKLAND See the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand’s founding document the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. You’ll have the opportunity to visit 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. Dine tonight at the top of the tallest  structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (BB  D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 7  AUCKLAND – ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) 5 B 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 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 Be My Guest Maori Hangi feast and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium (MD) DAY 8  ROTORUA INCLUDED CHOICE – FARM STAY* Today choose one from a range of Included

Polynesian Spa


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DAY 9  ROTORUA – WELLINGTON F Traveling from the mountains to the sea, you’ll 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. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. See the city from Mt. Victoria on your sightseeing tour. Join your Travel Director and new-found friends this evening for a Farewell Dinner. (BB FD) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor (SF)

The Kiwi 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. Perhaps ride the amphibious Rotorua Duck or the luge at Rotorua Skyline. (BB)

DAY 10  WELLINGTON D USA l Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for your 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)

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

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2395 660

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$200 p.p.

Pay By 12 Feb 14 & SAVE up to

$135 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$65 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

$265

Triple Room Reduction

$135

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

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

*Farm Stay

Wellington

Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 8 or with a local family on a nearby farm. On the Farm Stay 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 may meet the farm animals or simply relax and enjoy the company of your hosts. See page 17 for more details.

BB = Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Southern Icons O Franz Josef Glacier

Insider Experiences • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitika. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard in Cromwell. n Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show in Queenstown. • 5 Local Expert Explore Franz Josef Glacier. n Ride the Hasst River Jet Boat Safari.

Sightseeing Highlights • Christchurch See how the city is being rebuilt after the earthquake of February 2011. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the spectacular Southern Alps. • Franz Josef Glacier View the magnificent glacier. • Haast River Safari Ride the Haast River on our own Jet boat. • Arrowtown Explore this historic gold mining town. • Queenstown Spend three nights in New Zealand’s adventure capital.

Dining Highlights • 8 hot buffet breakfasts. • 6 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Christchurch. n 3 three-course dinners. n F Highlight Dinner in Queenstown. n F Farewell Dinner in Christchurch.

DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand.

Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers and Mt. Cook (weather permitting). This evening, why not dine at one of the local cafés. (BB)

DAY 3  ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH E 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 Hotel Cotswold (F)

DAY 6  FRANZ JOSEF – WANAKA 5  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  Local Expert.  Later you’ll arrive at Lake Wanaka. (BB  D) Hotel: Edgewater Resort (MD)

DAY 4  CHRISTCHURCH – FRANZ JOSEF (2 NIGHTS) I 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 Local Specialty, for a factory visit and demonstration before continuing south along the rugged coastal road to Franz Josef Glacier. (BB  D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF) DAY 5  FRANZ JOSEF SIGHTSEEING 5  Today you’ll explore Franz Josef Glacier with a Local Expert on an interpretive tour. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take an optional scenic flight over the

DAY 7  WANAKA – QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS) I This morning pass Lakes Hawea and Dunstan. Journey through the Kawarau Gorge. Stop at Cromwell to taste its sensational stone fruit, 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 D) Hotel: Heartland (F) DAY 8  MILFORD SOUND CRUISE Today is a feast for the senses. Travel along the Devil’s Staircase and the shores of Lake

First Class Highlights • Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 7.

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DAY 11  CHRISTCHURCH D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB) 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 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, where you’ll have a free evening. (BB)

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

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(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 Hotel Cotswold (F)

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$195 p.p.

Pay By 12 Feb 14 & SAVE up to

$130 p.p.

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$65 p.p.

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$260

Triple Room Reduction

$130

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

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

DAY 9  QUEENSTOWN AT LEISURE F I 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  Highlight Dinner  while taking in stunning views of Queenstown. Experience a Kiwi Haka Maori Show as well, a Local Specialty! (BB HD) DAY 10  QUEENSTOWN – CHRISTCHURCH F Travel past Mt. Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. You may wish to take an optional scenic flight

Skyline Restaurant, Queenstown

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Contrasts of New Zealand Milford Sound

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua. n Sample a taste of country life with a barbecue lunch on a working farm in Canterbury. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty See the art of sheep shearing at the Agrodome Sheep Show. n Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitika. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. • 5 Local Expert Tour the Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves. n Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park. n Explore Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve in Rotorua.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Auckland Cruise on Waitemata Harbour. • Waitomo Caves Guided boat tour of the Glow Worm Grotto. • Rotorua Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, Rainbow Springs Nature Park & Te Puia. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the spectacular Southern Alps. • Franz Josef Glacier View the magnificent glacier. • Milford Sound Cruise on this natural wonder.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • 2 lunches: 1 lunch in Milford Sound. n B Be My Guest lunch in Canterbury. • 4 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Auckland. n 1 three-course dinner. n B Be My Guest dinner with local wine in Rotorua. n F Farewell Dinner in Christchurch.

DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. DAY 3  ARRIVE AUCKLAND (2 NIGHTS) E 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 enjoy a  Welcome  Reception  and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow traveling companions. (WR D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 4  AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING Start the day with a sightseeing tour. You’ll see Bastion Point, the War Memorial, Viaduct Harbour, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and more. Later, board your cruise on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Sit back and relax, the time is yours, it’s the best way to see Auckland, the City of Sails! (BB) DAY 5  AUCKLAND – ROTORUA 5 B Trace the Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves. Tour the amazing Glow Worm Grotto by boat with 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 Local  Expert  will escort you through the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve with its mud pools and geysers. This evening enjoy a Maori Hangi  Be My Guest  dinner accompanied by local wine and a concert, at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium (MD) DAY 6  ROTORUA D CHRISTCHURCH 5 I Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where with a Local Expert you will discover native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral water springs. You may even spot a kiwi, New Zealand’s national icon! Then visit the Agrodome Sheep Show, the multi-award-winning stage show and  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 (SF) DAY 7  CHRISTCHURCH – FRANZ JOSEF I 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  Local Specialty.  Next you’ll arrive at Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most

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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)

Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto accessible glacier. You’ll have the opportunity to see it from the air on an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF) DAY 8  FRANZ JOSEF – QUEENSTOWN (3 NIGHTS) I 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  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 (MD) 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 South Island. Travel through the  rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers  and

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 B F 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  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 (SF)

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For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

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

DAY 12  CHRISTCHURCH D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Agrodome Sheep Show, Rotorua

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Southern Spectacular TSS Earnslaw, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Sample a taste of country life with a barbecue lunch on a working farm in Canterbury. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitika. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. • @ Authentic Accommodations Stay at an exclusive resort on the waterfront at Punakaiki with the Tasman Sea before you and the National Park behind.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Mt. Cook See the tallest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere. • Milford Sound Cruise on this natural wonder. • Franz Josef Glacier View the magnificent glacier. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the Southern Alps. • Punakaiki See the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 9 hot buffet breakfasts. • E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Christchurch. • B Be My Guest lunch in Canterbury. • 7 evening meals: 5 three-course dinners. F Highlight Dinner in Queenstown. n F Farewell Dinner in Christchurch.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand. DAY 3  ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH E 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 (SF) DAY 4  CHRISTCHURCH – TWIZEL B Join us for a taste of country life at a Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. 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 (ST) 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 Hotel Southern Cross (SF) 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 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 (SF) 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,

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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 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 Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF)

Jade Factory, Hokitika 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 (MD) DAY 8  QUEENSTOWN INCLUDED CHOICE F 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 carvery Highlight Dinner at the  Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. (BB HD) DAY 9  QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF I Visit the historic gold mining village of

DAY 10  FRANZ JOSEF – PUNAKAIKI I @  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  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 Authentic Accommodations  right on the waterfront. (BB D) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort (SF) DAY 11  PUNAKAIKI – CHRISTCHURCH F There’s free time to relax before traveling to Arthur’s Pass where you’ll board the TranzAlpine train, one of the top six train journeys in the world, to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Celebrate your trip this evening at a  Farewell Dinner  with your Travel Director and new-found friends. (BB FD) Hotel: Novotel (SF)

3 Travel Style: Regional Duration: 12 Days Pace: Lively From: $3175 p.p. twin share Ref: ZCQR Price per Person Single* Ends Twin* Supp. Starts USA USA Share Option Fri 1 Nov Tue 12 Nov 3550 950 Fri 8 Nov Tue 19 Nov 3550 950 Fri 15 Nov Tue 26 Nov 3550 950 Fri 22 Nov Tue 3 Dec 3550 950 Fri 29 Nov Tue 10 Dec 3550 950

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$265 p.p.

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$90 p.p.

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$180

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

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

DAY 12  CHRISTCHURCH D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Queenstown

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New Zealand Splendor Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua. n Sample a taste of country life with a barbecue lunch on a working farm in Canterbury. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitika. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. • 5 Local Expert Tour the Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves. n Explore Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in Rotorua. • l Unique Insight Explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage at Te Papa. • @ Authentic Accommodations Stay at an exclusive resort on the waterfront at Punakaiki with the Tasman Sea before you and the National Park behind.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Waitomo Caves Guided tour through the Glow Worm Grotto. • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Guided tour through the thermal reserve. • Te Papa Visit the Museum of New Zealand. • Mt. Cook See the tallest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere. • Milford sound Cruise on this natural wonder. • Franz Josef Glacier View the magnificent glacier. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the Southern Alps. • Punakaiki See the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 14 hot buffet breakfasts. • B Be My Guest lunch in Canterbury. • 11 evening meals: E Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director in Auckland. n 7 three-course dinners. n F Highlight Dinner in Queenstown. n B Be My Guest dinner with local wine in Rotorua. n F Farewell Dinner in Christchurch.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the  international  date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. DAY 3  ARRIVE AUCKLAND E 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  at your hotel and dinner at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (WR  D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 4  AUCKLAND – ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) 5 B After a sightseeing tour of Auckland, head south to the Waitomo Caves to visit the amazing Glow Worm Grotto. 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  Be My Guest  Maori Hangi feast and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium (MD) 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 Traveling from the mountains to the sea, you’ll 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.

Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. See the city from Mt. Victoria on your sightseeing tour. (BB D) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor (SF) DAY 7  WELLINGTON – BLENHEIM l Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to discover a Unique Insight into Maori culture. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then to Blenheim for a city tour on arrival. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Marlborough (SF) 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 (SF) DAY 9  CHRISTCHURCH – TWIZEL B Join us for a taste of country life at a Be My Guest  barbecue lunch  on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll be welcomed into the home of your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. 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 (ST) DAY 10  TWIZEL – DUNEDIN INCLUDED CHOICE Start your day with a drive along the Waitaki

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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. This afternoon 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. (BB D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (SF) DAY 11  DUNEDIN – TE ANAU 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 (SF) DAY 12  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 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 (MD) DAY 13  QUEENSTOWN INCLUDED CHOICE F 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

Travel Style: Discovery Duration: 17 Days Pace: Lively From: $4650 p.p. twin share Ref: ZAAC

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Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery Highlight Dinner  at the Colonel’s Homestead. (BB HD) DAY 14  QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF I 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  Local Specialty. See a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka. Travel over the Haast Pass and view amazing Thunder Creek Falls. Then it’s on to Franz Josef Glacier, the world’s most accessible and still advancing glacier. (BB  D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF) DAY 15  FRANZ JOSEF – PUNAKAIKI I @  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  Local Specialty, for a factory visit and jewelry demonstration. Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your Authentic Accommodations right on the waterfront. (BB D) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort (SF) DAY 16  PUNAKAIKI – CHRISTCHURCH F 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 (SF) DAY 17  CHRISTCHURCH D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

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5175 5175 5175 5175

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Sun 8 Jun

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Sun 6 Jul

Tue 22 Jul

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4650 1250

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Sun 17 Aug Tue 2 Sep 4650 1250 Sun 31 Aug Tue 16 Sep 4650 1250 Sun 7 Sep Sun 14 Sep Sun 21 Sep Sun 28 Sep

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1250 1250 1250 1250

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5250 5250 5250 5250

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GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 13 Nov 13 & SAVE up to

$390 p.p.

Pay By 12 Feb 14 & SAVE up to

$260 p.p.

2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$130 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

$520

Triple Room Reduction

$260

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

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

*Farm Stay Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 5 or with a local family on a nearby farm. On the Farm Stay 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 may meet the farm animals or simply relax and enjoy the company of your hosts. See page 17 for more details.

BB = Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Best of New Zealand Church of the Good Shepherd

INSIDER EXPERIENCES • B Be My Guest Enjoy a Maori Hangi dinner at the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua. n Sample a taste of country life with a barbecue lunch on a working farm in Canterbury. • G Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director. • I Local Specialty Watch skilled artisans carving greenstone (jade) in Hokitika. n Taste the sumptuous stone fruit at Mrs. Jones’ Orchard at Cromwell. • 5 Local Expert Tour the Glow Worm Grotto at the Waitomo Caves. n Explore Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in Rotorua. • l Unique Insight Explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage at Te Papa. • @ Authentic Accommodations Stay at an exclusive resort on the waterfront at Punakaiki with the Tasman Sea before you and the National Park behind.

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS • Cape Brett Cruise through the Hole in the Rock. • Waitomo Caves Guided tour through the Glow Worm Grotto. • Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Guided tour through the thermal reserve. • Te Papa Visit the Museum of New Zealand. • Mt. Cook See the tallest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere. • Milford Sound Cruise on this natural wonder. • Franz Josef Glacier View the magnificent glacier. • TranzAlpine Train Journey through the Southern Alps. • Punakaiki See the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

DINING HIGHLIGHTS • 17 hot buffet breakfasts. • E Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in Auckland. • B Be My Guest lunch in Canterbury. • 12 evening meals: 8 three-course dinners. n F 1 Highlight Dinner with local wine in the Marlborough region and 1 in Queenstown. n B Be My Guest Dinner with local wine in Rotorua. n F Farewell Dinner in Christchurch.

FIRST CLASS HIGHLIGHTS • Includes all First Class highlights as featured on page 7.

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DAY 1 TO DAY 2  DEPART USA D You will fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. DAY 3  ARRIVE AUCKLAND E 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: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 4  AUCKLAND – BAY OF ISLANDS (2 NIGHTS) Depart Auckland over the Harbour 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. (BB D) Hotel: Copthorne Resort (F) DAY 5  BAY OF ISLANDS INCLUDED CHOICE Today choose one from a range of Included Choice sightseeing experiences. Cruise to the ‘Hole in the Rock’, 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 See the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve. You’ll have the opportunity to visit and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). Tonight in Auckland you’ll dine at the top of the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Skytower at Orbit, a revolving restaurant with 360 degree views of the city. (BB D) Hotel: SKYCITY Grand (Deluxe) DAY 7  AUCKLAND – ROTORUA (2 NIGHTS) 5 B 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 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 Be My Guest Maori Hangi feast and concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. (BB BG) Hotel: Millennium (MD) 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 Traveling from the mountains to the sea, you’ll 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. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to Wellington. See the city from Mt. Victoria on your sightseeing tour. (BB  D) Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor (SF) DAY 10  WELLINGTON – BLENHEIM l Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, with time to discover 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. (BB) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Marlborough (SF) 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 (SF) DAY 12  CHRISTCHURCH – TWIZEL B Join us for a taste of country life at a Be My Guest barbecue lunch on Morelea Farm, a typical working sheep farm. You’ll


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be welcomed into the home of Angie and Stan Taylor and their 600 acre garden. Later visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. (BB BG D) Hotel: MacKenzie Country Inn (ST) 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, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin for a tour of the city. The afternoon is free to do as you choose. (BB  D) Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (SF) 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 (SF) 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 (MD) DAY 16  QUEENSTOWN INCLUDED CHOICE F 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

Travel Style: Discovery Duration: 20 Days Pace: Lively From: $5550 p.p. twin share Ref: ZABC Starts USA

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a Segway. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a carvery Highlight  Dinner  at the Colonel’s Homestead. An entertaining after-dinner farm show provides a glimpse into high-country farm life. (BB HD) DAY 17  QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF I 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 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 Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (SF) DAY 18  FRANZ JOSEF – PUNAKAIKI I @  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 Local Specialty. Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your Authentic Accommodations  right on the waterfront. (BB D) Hotel: Punakaiki Resort (SF) DAY 19  PUNAKAIKI – CHRISTCHURCH F 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 (SF) DAY 20  CHRISTCHURCH D USA Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

Price per Person Single* Ends Twin* Supp. USA Share Option

Thu 7 Nov Thu 14 Nov Thu 21 Nov Thu 28 Nov

Tue 26 Nov Tue 3 Dec Tue 10 Dec Tue 17 Dec

6175 6175 6175 6175

1835 1835 1835 1835

Thu 5 Dec Thu 12 Dec Thu 19 Dec Thu 26 Dec

6175 6175 6175 6175

1835 1835 1835 1835

Thu 2 Jan Thu 9 Jan Thu 16 Jan Thu 23 Jan Thu 30 Jan

Tue 24 Dec Tue 31 Dec Tue 7 Jan Tue 14 Jan 2014 Tue 21 Jan Tue 28 Jan Tue 4 Feb Tue 11 Feb Tue 18 Feb

6175 6175 6175 6175 6175

1835 1835 1835 1835 1835

Thu 6 Feb Thu 13 Feb Thu 20 Feb Thu 27 Feb

Tue 25 Feb Tue 4 Mar Tue 11 Mar Tue 18 Mar

6175 6175 6175 6175

1835 1835 1835 1835

Thu 6 Mar Thu 13 Mar Thu 20 Mar Thu 27 Mar

Tue 25 Mar Tue 1 Apr Tue 8 Apr Tue 15 Apr

6175 6175 6175 6175

1835 1835 1835 1835

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Tue 22 Apr Tue 29 Apr Tue 6 May Tue 13 May

5875 5875 5875 5875

1685 1685 1685 1685

Thu 1 May

Tue 20 May 5875 1685

Thu 5 Jun

Tue 24 Jun 5550 1570

Thu 3 Jul Thu 31 Jul

Tue 22 Jul 5550 1570 Tue 19 Aug 5550 1570

Thu 14 Aug Tue 2 Sep

Starts USA

Price per Person Single* Ends Twin* Supp. USA Share Option

Thu 28 Aug Tue 16 Sep 5550 1570 Thu 4 Sep Thu 11 Sep Thu 18 Sep Thu 25 Sep

Tue 23 Sep Tue 30 Sep Tue 7 Oct Tue 14 Oct

5550 5550 5550 5550

1570 1570 1570 1570

6 6 6 6 6

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6285 6285 6285 6285 6285

1835 1835 1835 1835 1835

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Tue 25 Nov Tue 2 Dec Tue 9 Dec Tue 16 Dec

6285 6285 6285 6285

1835 1835 1835 1835

6 6 6 6

Thu 4 Dec Thu 11 Dec Thu 18 Dec Thu 25 Dec

6285 6285 6285 6285

1835 1835 1835 1835

6 6 6 6 6

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Tue 23 Dec Tue 30 Dec Tue 6 Jan Tue 13 Jan 2015 Tue 20 Jan Tue 27 Jan Tue 3 Feb Tue 10 Feb Tue 17 Feb

6285 6285 6285 6285 6285

1835 1835 1835 1835 1835

6 6 6 6

Thu 5 Feb Thu 12 Feb Thu 19 Feb Thu 26 Feb

Tue 24 Feb Tue 3 Mar Tue 10 Mar Tue 17 Mar

6285 6285 6285 6285

1835 1835 1835 1835

6 6 6 6

Thu 5 Mar Thu 12 Mar Thu 19 Mar Thu 26 Mar

Tue 24 Mar Tue 31 Mar Tue 7 Apr Tue 14 Apr

6285 6285 6285 6285

1835 1835 1835 1835

5550 1570

GREAT SAVINGS Early Payment Discount: Pay By 13 Nov 13 & SAVE up to Pay By 12 Feb 14 & SAVE up to 2nd Trip Discount SAVE up to

$465 p.p. $310 p.p. $155 p.p.

Young Traveler Discount

$620

Triple Room Reduction

$310

For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 22–23. For extra nights’ accommodations see page 66. 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.

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

*Farm Stay Stay at your hotel the evening of Day 8 or with a local family on a nearby farm. On the Farm Stay 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 may meet the farm animals or simply relax and enjoy the company of your hosts. See page 17 for more details.

BB = Buffet Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner E WR = Welcome Reception  F HL/HD/FD = Highlight Lunch/Highlight Dinner/Farewell Dinner  B BG = Be My Guest Dining

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Have a laugh with locals at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park


Discover more 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’s most fascinating cities, vibrant resorts and spectacular landscapes with Trafalgar’s Independent Mini-Stays program. These vacations are four 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, At Leisure or Independent Vacations 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.

Witness the nightly Penguin Parade at Phillip Island

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!

Cruise the Yarra River, Melbourne

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

Relax in Port Douglas, Queensland

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Sydney & the Blue Mountains

Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

Penguin Parade, Phillip Island

The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

Duration: 4 Days

Mini-Stays

Duration: 4 Days

Mini-Stays

YOUR MINI-STAY INCLUDES

YOUR MINI-STAY INCLUDES

• Hotel accommodations at The Grace Hotel Sydney • Airport transfers in Sydney • Four days including sightseeing, Harbor Cruise, koalas and kangaroos and the Blue Mountains • Buffet breakfast daily and harbor cruise lunch on Day 2

• Hotel accommodations at Crowne Plaza Melbourne • Airport transfers in Melbourne • Four days including sightseeing, koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Penguin Parade and Great Ocean Road • Buffet breakfast daily

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.

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.

DAY 2 CITY SIGHTS – HARBOR CRUISE Head north to Milsons Point for a close-up view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stop at some of Sydney’s prominent landmarks for photo opportunities, including views of Middle Harbour. Discover Sydney’s northern beaches, with some free time in Manly. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while cruising on Sydney Harbour and later visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Travel to the Gap at South Head for breathtaking views of the coastline 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 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 & 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 3 BLUE MOUNTAINS – WILDLIFE PARK Wind your way along Cliff Drive to take in the spectacular views of the Megalong Valley before arriving at Echo 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 or the Skyway with its electro-glass cabin floor or quietly glide out of the valley aboard the Cableway (rides at 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! Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos, crocodiles, goannas and possums. (BB) DAY 4 DEPART SYDNEY You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

DAY 3 GREAT OCEAN ROAD Travel along Victoria’s famous Great Ocean Road before arriving at the beautiful white sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. The rugged splendor of the approaching Twelve Apostles is breathtaking. These incredible limestone rock formations of up to 45 meters high are the result of erosion that began up to 20 million years ago. Enjoy the amazing shipwreck story of survival of the Loch Ard and visit its famous Gorge and Razorback Lookout. View the rock known as London Bridge, parts of which collapsed in recent years. (BB) DAY 4 DEPART MELBOURNE You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

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

4 Days From: $950 Ref: SS11

4 Days From: $835 Ref: MM11

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2013 to 31 March 2015

1 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14 1 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15

Twin Share* $950 $975

Triple Room Reduction $45 $50

Single Room Supplement $360 $400

Young Traveler Discount from

$190

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Festive Season surcharge applies to Sydney hotel 29 December - 2 January. Please note that departures between 1 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

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

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2013 to 31 March 2015

1 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14 1 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15

Twin Share* $835 $875

Triple Room Reduction $40 $45

Young Traveler Discount from

Single Room Supplement $285 $315 $170

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 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification. *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.


Port Douglas & the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Kuranda Railway

Duration: 4 Days

Mini-Stays

Great Barrier Reef

Duration: 4 Days

Mini-Stays

YOUR MINI-STAY INCLUDES

YOUR MINI-STAY INCLUDES

• Hotel accommodations at Hilton Hotel Cairns • Airport transfers in Cairns • Four days including Great Barrier Reef (ex Cairns), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail and Aboriginal Culture • Buffet breakfast daily and lunch on Day 2

• Hotel accommodations at QT Port Douglas • Airport transfers in Cairns • Four days including Great Barrier Reef (ex Port Douglas), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail and Aboriginal Culture • Buffet breakfast daily and lunch on Day 2

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.

DAY 1 ARRIVE PORT DOUGLAS (3 NIGHTS) On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas (flights anytime). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this resort town.

DAY 2 GREAT BARRIER REEF Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a marine naturalist and view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and the semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up-close (equipment provided). Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch. Return to Cairns early evening. (BB L) DAY 3 TJAPUKAI – SKYRAIL – KURANDA RAILWAY Visit the fascinating Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Indigenous Guide who will escort you through the park as you 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) DAY 4 DEPART CAIRNS You will be transferred to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). (BB)

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

4 Days From: $825 Ref: CC11

1 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14 1 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15

Twin Share* $825 $875

Young Traveler Discount from

DAY 3 TJAPUKAI – SKYRAIL – KURANDA RAILWAY Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theaters, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel from the lowlands on the Skyrail 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. Alight at Freshwater Station, then return to your hotel. (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)

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

4 Days From: $1045 Ref: PD11

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2013 to 31 March 2015 Triple Room Reduction $40 $45

DAY 2 GREAT BARRIER REEF An experience of a lifetime today - cruise out to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance - Agincourt Reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf. It is a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first-hand 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)

Mini-Stays start daily 1 November 2013 to 31 March 2015

Single Room Supplement $280 $290 $165

1 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14 1 Apr 14 - 31 Mar 15

Twin Share* $1045 $1115

Triple Room Reduction $50 $55

Young Traveler Discount from

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

All prices are per person on a twin share basis.

Single Room Supplement $295 $315 $210

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 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 are subject to itinerary and hotel modification.

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

*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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Fiji Stopover

Extend  your stay

Outrigger on the Lagoon, Fiji

 YOUR STOPOVER INCLUDES • First Class hotel accommodations at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji (Superior Resort View Room) • Shell lei greeting on arrival in Fiji • Return private car transfers from Nadi International Airport • Five days including Sigatoka River Safari Experience • Use of kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling equipment • Buffet breakfast daily plus lunch on Sigatoka River Safari Experience

Stay a little longer in the city where your vacation starts or ends and enjoy the special rates (below) available only to Trafalgar guests. Check on the itinerary page of your vacation for the hotel where you vacation starts or ends, choose how many nights you want to extend you stay and ask your Travel Agent to make the additional reservation when you book your vacation. RATING CITY

PER PERSON $ TWIN SGL

HOTEL

GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT VACATIONS & MINI-STAYS

Australia

(SF)

Stamford Plaza

115 230

(Deluxe) Cairns

Hilton Hotel

110 215

DAY 1 ARRIVE FIJI (4 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.

(SF)

Darwin

Mantra on the Esplanade

170 305

(SF)

Hobart

Hotel Grand Chancellor

155 270

(MF)

Hobart

Wrest Point

145 260

DAY 2 FIJI FREE TIME Enjoy a full day relaxing by one of Fiji’s largest fresh water swimming pools or spend the day enjoying some of the resort’s many water activities. Why not indulge yourself with a treatment at the Bebe Spa. ( BB )

((MD)

Melbourne

Crowne Plaza

165 295

(F)

Perth

Travelodge

160 290

(MD)

Port Douglas QT Port Douglas

DAY 3 SIGATOKA RIVER SAFARI Start your safari with a 10 mile jet boat cruise on the crystal clear water into the Sigatoka Valley, to the fertile area known as the salad bowl of Fiji. Your Local Guide will tell you about the history of the region, including its cannibal past. When you reach your 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 by your hosts, it’s time to board your boat and return to the resort. ( BB L)

(MD)

Sydney

DAY 4 FIJI FREE TIME Another full day for you to unwind, relax and enjoy this tropical paradise. You may wish to learn more about the Fijian culture at the daily Kava ceremony or take part in the Fijian cultural activities. ( BB ) 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 )

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all defi nite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional excursions.

Adelaide

*

135 245

Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour

(from April 1 2014)^

165 330

(MD)

The Grace Hotel (until March 31 2014)^

135 255

Sydney

New Zealand

(Deluxe) Auckland

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

125 250

(F)

Christchurch Heartland Hotel Cotswold

100 170

(SF)

Christchurch Novotel

130 260

(SF)

Wellington

100 170

James Cook Grand Chancellor

Prices are per person, per night on a single or twin/double basis, with private bath, including breakfast daily and all applicable taxes and service charges. 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 package you are booking. Extra nights’ accommodations must be booked in the same room category as the package. Trafalgar will try to reserve accommodations in the hotel your trip departs from or finishes at, subject to rooms being available. In the event of space not being available, we will do our best to accommodate you in an alternative hotel. ^Surcharge applies Dec 29 – Jan 2 * Surcharge applies Dec 25 & Jan 1 Note: A supplement may apply for Christmas, New Year, Easter and special events, this will be advised at time of booking.

5 Days From: $1315 Ref: FIJ4 Stopovers start daily 1 November 2013 to 31 March 2015 1 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 15

Twin Share* $1315

Triple Room Reduction $305

Single Room Supplement $920

All prices are per person on a twin share basis. Please note: Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Sigatoka River Safari may occur on an alternative day.

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

TRAFALGAR’S TRANSFERS Trafalgar is pleased to offer complimentary airport transfers at any time either on the first or last day of the vacation or on other days in conjunction with pre and post trip accommodations booked through Trafalgar. Airport transfers will be provided only for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details.


The finest accommodations WHERE YOU WILL STAY This is just a selection of the hotels where you could stay during your Trafalgar vacation. For full details, please see the hotels listed on daily itineraries.

Millennium Hotel & Resort courtyard (MD), Queenstown, New Zealand

Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru (SF), Northern Territory, Australia

Cradle Mountain Chateau (SF), Tasmania, Australia

HOTEL CLASS KEY: DELUXE MD: MODERATE DELUXE SF: SUPERIOR FIRST CLASS F: FIRST CLASS MF: MODERATE FIRST CLASS ST: SUPERIOR TOURIST

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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

Our commitment to provide you with the best travel experience starts with our Express Check-In process. It will take you less than 10 minutes to complete but delivers these great benefits: • Understanding your individual needs and preferences helps us to better tailor your trip • You can meet fellow travelers before you depart via our online communities • You’ll receive helpful information, tips and exclusive savings on travel related goods and services • We can quickly locate you/your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency • You will save time with no paperwork on vacation and streamlined hotel check-ins Please complete Express Check-In as soon as possible after making your booking via our secure website. You will need your booking reference number, passport details for everyone on your booking, travel insurance details and the emergency contact details of your nominated person. All your details are kept secure and we will not share your information with third parties.

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Go to www.trafalgar.com/express Enter your Booking Number and Last Name Answer all questions and click ‘submit’

CARBON EMISSIONS GRID When taking a Trafalgar vacation with us, you are opting for one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. Coach travel is proven to emit less carbon or greenhouse gas per person than traveling by car.*

Method of travel

Kilograms of CO2

Car

0.3831 Kgs

Air

0.1330 Kgs

Rail

0.0860 Kgs

Coach

0.0483 Kgs

per passenger mile

*Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.htm

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO SIGHTSEEING BROCHURE TERMINOLOGY:

Trafalgar uses specific terms to describe different aspects of your itinerary. To make it easy to understand, we have created the following glossary: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Expert or your Travel Director. This includes fast track entry and will vary based on the venue itself. View – An opportunity to take in the sight and capture photos with a brief stop. See – See the sight and its surroundings while driving by on the coach.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

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We will send you your travel documents and literature together with a Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure. Please read the information you receive carefully as it contains essential advice and information about your vacation.

PASSPORTS & VISAS:

Each guest is responsible for having a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their vacation, all necessary visas and permits and must comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. American Passport holders require a visa (ETA - Electronic Travel Authority) to travel to Australia. Some of our vacations enter a country more than once, therefore multiple-entry visas may be required for some countries. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. Please visit our website at www.trafalgar. com (go to ‘FAQs’) for more information about visa requirements. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or 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.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO GUIDES:

A complete guide to Australia and New Zealand including handy travel tips and advice and country-bycountry information is available to you on our website. Visit www.trafalgar.com and click on ‘Pre Trip’ in the top menu bar to download Trafalgar’s Australia and New Zealand guide.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:

As outlined on page 10, our Optional Excursions are available to buy at the start of the trip through your Travel Director. Payment can be by credit card or cash (local currency). We also advise you to plan your budget in advance and allocate funds for these memorable events. Optional Excursion prices are subject to change. For more information log on to www.trafalgar.com


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