Down Under Answers Travel Planner 2017/2018

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Contents Down Under A ns wers | Travel Pl anner 2017/18

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About Us Planning your Vacation Airline partners / Vacations we offer

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Australia Map Sydney, New South Wales Beyond Sydney Cairns & Northern Beaches, Queensland Port Douglas Beyond Cairns Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Brisbane & South East Queensland Melbourne, Victoria Beyond Melbourne Adelaide, South Australia Beyond Adelaide Kangaroo Island Red Centre, Northern Territory Darwin, The Top End Hobart & Beyond Hobart, Tasmania Perth, Western Australia Beyond Perth Rail Journeys Guiding Touring Suggested Itineraries Top 5 Experiences in Australia Self-drive Vacations Rental Cars Motorhomes

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New Zealand Map Auckland, North Island The Coromandel Bay of Islands Rotorua & Taupo Ruapehu Hawke’s Bay Wellington Nelson & Marlborough, South Island Abel Tasman National Park Christchurch & Canterbury West Coast Queenstown & Beyond Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Guided Touring Self-drive Vacations Suggested Itineraries Top 5 Experiences in New Zealand

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South Pacific Map The Cook Islands Suggested Itineraries Fiji Suggested Itineraries Top 5 Experiences in the South Pacific Other South Pacific Island Helpful Information Terms & Conditions


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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” I believed that 25 years ago, when I started the business out of my den, and still believe it now. In fact, on my first trip to Australia I witnessed a magnificent fireworks display over Sydney Harbour, an image captured on our cover. The setting was magnificent, the experience extraordinary. And since that time, on my too-many-to-count journeys to New Zealand, Australia and the islands of the South Pacific, I have never stopped looking for the opportunities that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life, including the one where I brought my family to witness the firework display in Sydney on New Year’s Eve.

dreamed about your whole life are there in front of you, and we’re awaiting the opportunity to choreograph your adventure. I’m proud that we’re entering our 25th year with as much enthusiasm and delight as we did back in our first. Even to me, the destination is untapped, representing so many more experiences and opportunities. I still haven’t seen a platypus in the wild, or hiked Tongariro Crossing, or visited my friend’s village in Fiji. But I will. I’m looking forward to having our team make your vacation the best one ever.

Traveling to our destinations in the South Pacific is to open the doors to lifetime experiences. It’s the feeling of doing something for the first Kirk Demeter time, embracing the culture, trying the foods, learning the traditional dance, participating President & Owner in a cooking class, or getting the perfect shot of the Opera House - these journeys you’ve

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About us Down Under Answers has been customizing We invite you to open your imagination to quality vacations to the South Pacific for over 25 the possibilities. years, starting out with a simple quest: To ensure Down Under Answers’ Travel Planner is a that each and every traveler receives exactly the showcase of what is available. We want to make trip they want. planning your vacation as simple as possible. A typical conversation with one of our Destination Check out duatravel.com for additional vacation Specialists will include a lot of questions, more ideas and special offers. from our side than you’d anticipate. We need to Travel – Culture – Adventure – Romance know our traveler - experiences you would like to have, ‘must-see’ sights, budgets and length Renewing your senses and appreciating your surrounds, taking on new challenges and of time you have to travel. widening your horizons, is what travel is all Our Travel Planner offers a myriad of exciting about. Each vacation we offer in this Travel travel possibilities, but if the experience you Planner is to stir the imagination. Like an artist, are looking for is not listed, we will do our we will start with a blank canvas and create a utmost to source it. Our partners in Australia, personalized vacation just for you. New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands have access to virtually any accommodation, tour or experience. We’ve arranged weddings on the Follow us steps of the Opera House, a nature photography downunderanswer downunderanswers expedition on New Zealand’s remote West Coast and everything in between. downunderanswers downunderanswers2

Testimonials “If I haven’t told you lately how awesome you are then shame on me!! This is a spectacular itinerary that you have planned for my clients” - Sharon “This is only the second time I have written to a Customer Service Agent about the exemplary service I have received from a company. Your professionalism, courteous behavior, yet friendly, down-toearth attitude is to be commended.” - Paige Down Under Answers also offer vacations to Asia, India, Southern & East Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Egypt & Dubai.

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PLANNING YOUR VACATION

Planning your vacation

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Down Under Answers wants to make your vacation planning as seamless as possible. We understand that you want options before you decide to travel – so here are a few ways we’re making your research less time-consuming.

Symbols & Abbreviations

Price Guide

For a quick reference on the features of certain hotels and tours, refer to our symbols guide:

Down Under Answers’ pricing system is simple to use and easy to understand. Throughout the Travel Planner you will find $ symbols for all hotels and tours.

Accommodation Styles

Hotel

Lodge

Bed & Breakfast

All-Suite

All-Inclusive

Apartment

Island Resort

These $ signs are indicative of the pricing you can expect to pay for low season, lead-in room categories and touring options. For example, the guide below shows a hotel of listing with 1 X $ is from $101-$200 Itineraries, motorhomes and cars all show a ‘from’ price, this will give you a good indication of

Accommodation Facilities

the low season price. Prices are effective on October 31, 2016 and their availability is limited.

On-site Spa

Restaurant

Pool

Internet (Free)

Fitness Center

Family Friendly

At the time you purchase your vacation, prices may be higher. Talk to one our Destination Specialists for a customized quote for the dates of your planned vacation.

Touring Activities

Please use this guide to check if your favorite experience is within your budget.

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Food & Wine

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Bonus Offers are subject to availability and may be limited to certain room types and validity dates.

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AIRLINE PARTNERS / VACATIONS WE OFFER

Airline Partners

We partner with the best airlines in the industry and we know that they are as committed to your comfort, safety and service as we are. Air New Zealand

Fiji Airways

Qantas Airways

The smiles are genuine on Qantas Airways and the staff want you to be as comfortable and as safe as possible. With an extensive service network throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe, Asia and Africa, Qantas is ranked number one in safety among airlines around the world. Air Tahiti Nui

Air Tahiti Nui is the leading carrier to French Polynesia. Just like the islands they visit, beauty influences everything they do. Passengers will be immersed in a different world the moment they step on board. Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines is now in its 87th year of continuous service, and is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian Airlines now connects Hawaii and mainland U.S. passengers from 11 gateway cities to the South Pacific destinations of Auckland, New Zealand along with Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. Experience the Aloha spirit on your next vacation down under. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Customized Independent Arrangements à la carte For travelers who want to mix and match by letting us use our knowledge of the destinations to create the perfect vacation that suits your style, taste and budget. We will help you customize your vacation whether it is Australia à la carte, or an ultimate South Pacific journey – our Destination Specialists love to share their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Kia Ora and welcome aboard. Experience the magic and romance of flying with Air New Zealand. Each seat is equipped with more than 500 hours of entertainment and all cabins are privy to their signature concierge service.

Your exotic island sojourn begins the moment you board Fiji Airways’ non-stop flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Honolulu to Fiji. Experience the ‘Bula’ spirit on the World’s Friendliest Airline on your way to the South Pacific.

Vacations we offer

Private Charters & Personalized Tours Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia launched over a decade ago and instantly changed the way people fly. Today, Virgin Australia represents a new level of style, sophistication and professionalism. With constant innovation at the heart of everything they do, superior products and award-winning service set them apart and lets you enjoy a world-class experience on every flight. On international long-haul flights from LA to Sydney, Melbourne* or Brisbane, our Boeing 777 aircraft offer you a fully inclusive premium experience, award-winning service and entertainment in every seat. Once you arrive in Australia, our young and stylish fleet can connect you to over 45 destinations. In addition, our range of international short-haul services from Australia include flights to New Zealand, Indonesia, the Pacific Islands and Samoa with Virgin Samoa.

Most of the tours and vacation suggestions we offer can be tailor-made – creating a personalized, private experience. Many of our travelers prefer the personalized attention of their very own tour guides and private charters to assist for a more intimate experience.

Whether you want to cruise the West Coast of Australia, the islands of Fiji or the Barrier Reef, we have featured some of our favorite small ship cruises and expedition style cruising vacations. Special Interests If you’re looking for a round of golf, a hiking vacation, a dive trip or perhaps attend a sporting event, ask our Destination Specialists about adding an experience to your itinerary. Group Travel

Down Under Answers has gained a reputation for the creativity of customized itineraries we have arranged over the past 24 years. A group can range in size from a family of 10, a gardening group of 50 or a corporate group of 1,000. Our competitive buying power and Guided Touring experienced Destination Specialists ensure that We have included several of the most popular you not only receive the best pricing, but an escorted vacations to give you an idea of how optimum, personalized vacation to any of our simple and easy guided coach touring can be. destinations. Your travel details are all taken care of in a Are you a potential group leader? Have you set itinerary that includes touring, hotels and ever thought about getting your own group some meals. Contact us to receive a copy of together? It could be family members, friends, our guided touring brochures for Australia and your church or a local club. Whatever it is, New Zealand. once you have a group of 20 or more people Air Only

Need flights. We offer competitive airfares and short term sale initiatives. Rail Journeys Travel on some of the great train journeys of the world - from the TranzAlpine in New Zealand to the Indian Pacific and Ghan journeys in Australia.

ready to travel together as a group - you travel FREE! Visit duatravel.com/groups for suggested itineraries.

Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways

On domestic flights, enjoy complimentary food, checked baggage allowance of at least 50 lbs, and a large selection of in-flight entertainment streamed to your own device. *Los Angeles to Melbourne flights to commence from April 4, 2017.

Small Ship Cruising

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Getting married on the steps of the Opera House, chartering a private island for an intimate gathering or relaxing in an overwater bungalow – our list of romantic options are endless. Whether you want a bed of flowers on your honeymoon, an idyllic retreat or destination wedding, we can help.

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Australia

“Discover why there’s nothing like Australia”

Majestic landscapes, cobalt skies, pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage and prolific, unique flora and fauna are just some of the attractions of a vacation in Australia. Australia boasts a rich Indigenous culture that dates back 50,000 years, lush tropical rainforests, unique native wildlife, whitesand beaches along endless coastlines, a profusion of colors of the brilliant red desert Outback and the world’s largest and most spectacular coral reef. Vibrant cities surprise with Sydney’s spectacular harbor showcasing one of the world’s most recognized tourism icons, the Sydney Opera House. Melbourne’s sports, arts and culinary scenes compliment the natural wonders that surround. Gourmet Adelaide offers a rich food and wine culture and historic Hobart showcases the country’s historic past. Perth offers a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle. Brisbane boasts a young at heart atmosphere while Darwin is rich in Indigenous history. With 3 time zones, 3 million square miles of land and over 24 million locals that call Australia home, the country is just waiting to be explored.

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Set in the historic Rocks district with breathtaking Harbor views, The Langham Surry Hills Sydney boasts the largest lead-in rooms in the city, including opening windows and balconies. Voted one ofDarlington the Top 100 Hotels in the World; this luxurious Redfern property features a hand-curated art collection by Sotheby’s, Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, upscale neighborhood bistro at Bistro Remy and a rejuvenating The Day Spa by Chuan. Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, hosted in Palm Court features hand-crafted pastries, truffles and macarons by their in-house Patissiere, transforming this classic tradition into a refined Sydney social affair. As the sun sets over the city, the western harbor facing venue transforms into a sophisticated lounge, where a mix of gastronomic cocktails, ambient lighting and jazz delivers day into night. The Day Spa by Chuan delivers exclusive German BABOR products and innovative new treatments for the ultimate indulgence and pampering. Featuring a technogym equipped Health Club, Jacuzzi and steam rooms, 20m indoor lap pool complete with pale stone columns and star-dappled sky ceiling, The Day Spa by Chuan is the ultimate oasis of serenity. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 26, 17 & Jan 4 - Mar 31, 18.

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Sydney / ACCOMMODATION

InterContinental Sydney Positioned with views overlooking the world’s most stunning harbor, InterContinental Sydney is located a short stroll from the famous Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. The hotel’s 509 contemporary guest rooms and suites are a blend of elegance and comfort. Beyond your room, discover the hotel’s outstanding facilities, including an indoor heated swimming pool and 24-hour gym. For the ultimate experience, upgrade to Club InterContinental and access its wrap-around outdoor terrace whilst enjoying deluxe breakfast, all-day light refreshments and twilight canapés and beverages with incomparable views across iconic Sydney Harbour.

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, the Four Seasons is one of Sydney’s best luxury hotels. Each of the 531 stylishly appointed rooms, all offer elegant and contemporary furnishings, WiFi access, mini bar and twice-daily housekeeping. Relax in a luxurious room or suite that overlooks the Sydney skyline or treat yourself to a view overlooking dramatic panoramas of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Features include modern bistro dining at Pei Modern, cocktails and craft beers at Grain bar, a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor heated pool with Jacuzzi, and the luxurious Endota Spa.

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney One of Sydney's most iconic hotels, with 565 spacious recently refurbished guest rooms and luxury suites in the heart of the city. The hotel offers stunning views of Sydney Harbour, and some of the city’s finest dining, including the award-winning One Hat, Altitude Restaurant and Blu Bar on 36. When it is time to relax and revitalize, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La is a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Upgrade to a spacious Horizon Darling Harbour View Room with access to the Horizon Club Lounge for an extra level of personalized service and the best views.

DELUXE Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room categories). Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17; Dec 7 - Dec 27, 17 & Jan 2 Jan 31, 18.

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney The recently refurbished Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style hotel housed within a stunning Heritage-listed building located in the heart of Sydney. It is surrounded by some of the world’s renowned tourist attractions, including the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the historical Rocks area and Circular Quay. Major shopping and entertainment precincts in Darling Harbour and King Street Wharf are just around the corner.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive complimentary buffet breakfast daily (select room categories only). Valid Apr 1 - Sep 29, 17; Dec 12 - Dec 29, 17 & Jan 3 - Jan 31, 18.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Sofitel Sydney Wentworth delivers a luxury experience with a touch of French inspiration, located in the heart of Sydney, just minutes from the famous icons of this harbor city. All 436 guest rooms and suites are finished in rich, contemporary, classic tones, sympathetic to the history of this grand hotel. Indulge in stylish dining and cocktails at Garden Court or Soirée. Take in high tea with the Wentworth Afternoon Tea. Spoil yourself at Elixr Health Club. Upgrade to a Club Sofitel Room to include full buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés with cocktails and private check-in.

DELUXE Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offers: Stay 2 nights and receive a 22% discount off the rate. Valid Apr 3 - May 1, 17 & Jun 18 - Jul 31, 17.

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The Star Sydney The Star Sydney offers a range of premium accommodation options with spectacular city and harbor views. You are spoilt for choice with first-class hotel rooms, apartments, suites or penthouses across the three opulent hotels - The Darling, Astral Tower and Astral Residences. At your doorstep is a grand selection of award-winning restaurants and bars, thrilling entertainment, international nightclub Marquee, a designer shopping precinct, a sumptuous 16-room day spa as well as a world-class casino. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable luxury stay like no other at Sydney’s only integrated resort.

DELUXE Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Pier One Sydney Harbour - Autograph Collection Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is a 5-star luxury lifestyle hotel built ‘on and over’ the water, featuring 189 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, a private pontoon, superbly refurbished lobby, and fine dining offering at The Gantry Restaurant (One Chef Hat). In the heart of the Walsh Bay precinct and next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is an ideal base for you to discover all that Sydney has to offer with easy access to The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, and Central Business District.

DELUXE Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offers: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17; Dec 9 - Dec 28, 17 & Jan 3 - Feb 3, 18.

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour The Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour is superbly located at east Circular Quay on Sydney Harbour, just a short walk from the historic Rocks district, Sydney Opera House and all major Sydney attractions. All suites are contemporary and stylish in design with large floor to ceiling windows, a separate bedroom and lounge room, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities with a spa bath and internet access. This luxurious 5-star hotel offers all-suite accommodation, indulgent cuisine in Q dining or sip on Cuban cocktails with a twist in Hacienda.

DELUXE Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room categories only). Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17 (blackout dates apply)

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney, The Rocks Immerse yourself in Sydney's colorful past and present in the heart of The Rocks, home to some of the city’s oldest surviving buildings, boutique shops and galleries; this is also where the Australian settlement began. Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks is a charming and intimate 61 room boutique hotel, steps from Circular Quay, the Harbour Bridge and city shopping. Combining rich heritage and contemporary design, stylish one-bedroom apartments, spacious studio rooms and harbor view rooms allow you to make yourself at home for a comfortable stay.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. (select room categories only). Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17 (blackout dates apply).

Holiday Inn Old Sydney Holiday Inn Old Sydney is located in the historic Rocks precinct where you can eat in restaurants located in some of the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney, or browse boutique shops and galleries in the place where Australia's European settlement began. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or The Rocks from the comfort of your room and 360-degree panoramas from the rooftop pool terrace. Set only a street back from Sydney Harbour, the hotel is ideally located for the ultimate Sydney experience. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17.

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Sydney / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Town Hall Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney has 144 one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments and studio rooms centrally located close to Darling Harbour, Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Tower Eye. Surrounded by local eateries, from simple cafés to fine dining restaurants, and close to a choice of shopping options, this apartment hotel features facilities including a pool, sauna, and gym. All accommodation options offer the comforts of home with kitchenettes (studios) or fully-equipped kitchens.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 12 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room categories only). Valid Apr 1 - Jun 20, 17; Jun 22 - Jul 11, 17; Jul 17 - Aug 8, 17; Aug 14 - Aug 17, 17; Aug 21 - Sep 30, 17.

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Emanating a quiet charm right in the middle of the action, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour has the best that Sydney’s Darling Harbour has to offer on its doorstep. The contemporary, heritage style hotel is a former 1890s wool store situated at the southern end of Darling Harbour, making it ideal for both city and harbor exploring. The spacious rooms include homely touches such as a choice of pillows and a power shower. Take a leisurely stroll to some of Sydney's best restaurants, theaters and shopping.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid: Apr 1 - Sep 15, 17.

Cambridge Hotel Sydney The award winning, 4-star Cambridge Hotel Sydney offers 149 rooms and suites, many offering balconies with city views over the Sydney city skyline. Located at 212 Riley Street, the hotel is within walking distance from the center of the city, only minutes from the shopping and restaurant precincts of Surry Hills and the Inner-East, as well as the tourist attractions of the city center such as Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf, China Town and iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

STANDARD Map Reference: 14 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Aug 31, 17.

Travelodge Sydney On the edge of the city center, you will be perfectly positioned to explore Sydney. Superb restaurants, theaters, lively nightclubs and a great range of shops are within walking distance. Major attractions including Darling Harbour, the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Cricket Ground and the Sydney Football Stadium are all easily accessible from the hotel. For families, the Sydney Aquarium and Imax Theatre are also within walking distance. The hotel is close to Central Railway Station.

STANDARD Map Reference: 15 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room category only). Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17 (blackout dates apply).

Sydney by Night

Tastings in the Hunter…A Wine Lovers Adventure

Discover Sydney by night - exploring Circular Quay and historic Macquarie Street, before arriving in the harbor side suburb of Woolloomooloo for dinner at the iconic Harry’s Café De Wheels. Continue through Chinatown, cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point for photo ops before stopping at the historic Rocks district for a refreshing drink. Departs: Daily at 7pm. Duration: 3 hours: Includes: Aussie meat pie and soda and one drink at a Sydney pub.

Depart Sydney for a private morning tea at a wildlife park en route to the Hunter Valley Wine Region. On arrival, enjoy an exclusive small group wine and cheese pairing at a boutique winery, wine tastings and a fabulous gourmet lunch experience. This is a small group wine tasting experience at its very best. Departs: Daily from 7am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: 2-course lunch with two glasses of wine and exclusive wine and cheese tastings.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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SIGHTSEEING / Sydney

BridgeClimb Sydney See Sydney at its best – take the climb of your life on the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. With Climb leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in their specially designed outdoor gear and ascend. From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 439ft above the Harbor, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney. From dawn until dusk, the view from the top is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. There are three climbs available; BridgeClimb, BridgeClimb Express and BridgeClimb Sampler. The BridgeClimb is the original experience that offers stunning views of Sydney as you journey to the top along the outer arches of the Bridge. BridgeClimb Express accelerates your ascent to the summit through the inner arch. With fewer stops,

this climb is ideal for those short on time and who have a higher level of general fitness. BridgeClimb Sampler gives you a taste of the world famous BridgeClimb. In just 1 ½ hours, ascend the inner arch of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to a spectacular vantage point halfway to the top. Departs: Daily; limited departures Dec 30, closed Dec 31. Duration: 1.5 – 3.5 hours (length of tour). Includes: Climber cap, group photograph and commemorative certificate (excluding BridgeClimb Sampler). Ask us about the special event climbs including VIVID and Mardi Gras.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Taronga Zoo & Roar and Snore One of Sydney’s most famous attractions, the awardwinning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry. Open 365 days a year, admission includes daily keeper talks and shows, and access to the Sky Safari, Sydney’s only cable car.

Departs: Open daily 9.30am to 5.00pm (seasonal). Includes: General admission, daily keeper talks and access to the Sky Safari cable car.

Looking for a more unique experience? Why not book one of the intimate behind-the-scenes tours. For those looking for an overnight experience you can even stay at the Zoo at the popular ‘Roar and Snore’ (additional costs apply). For the thrill-seekers, why not challenge yourself on Taronga’s exciting new treetop adventure course, Wild Ropes. Sydney’s ultimate aerial adventure, experience nature from a new perspective (additional costs apply).

Cruise Like A Local

Sydney Classic Cycle Tour

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PRICE GUIDE: $ - $$$

Enjoy a relaxing ride along Sydney's beautiful Harbor and see the iconic sights of Sydney with local perspective. Have fun, get orientated and beat jet-lag at the same time! Tours for more experienced riders also available. Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 10.30am from Harrington Street, The Rocks. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Bicycle, helmet, bike bags and secure storage.

See Sydney Harbour with the small group cruising specialists aboard a 52-foot motor yacht. Cruise past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove for a barbecue. Swim, fish or just relax! Departs: Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat from 12:30pm, Campbells Cove Floating Pontoon. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Lunch, beverages and on-board activities.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Sydney / SIGHTSEEING

Bondi Beach, Sydney Sights and Harbor Lunch Cruise

Blue Mountains High Country Eco Tour

See some of the best sights that Sydney has to offer. Commence your tour with a delicious buffet lunch aboard the MV Sydney 2000. Watch Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House glide by as you take in million-dollar harbor views and listen to the commentary while dining.

This tour is a perfect introduction to Sydney’s highlights for those with a limited amount of time. Departs: Daily at 12noon. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Lunch.

An early start has you heading north across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats before the park opens to the general public. Continue west to the Blue Mountains National Park and enjoy a home-prepared morning tea served in a hidden valley. Stop at Wentworth Falls and enjoy a short walk through bushland to witness deep gorges and stunning waterfalls. Travel to Kings Tableland for stunning views before arriving at a renovated mechanical workshop, enjoy lunch in the heart of the Blue Mountains. See the magical Three Sisters Rock formation before stunning lookouts of the Jamison and Grose Valley’s. Return to Sydney over the ANZAC bridge before arriving back in the city. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Experienced guide, travel by luxury vehicle, morning tea and lunch with beverages.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

After lunch, board a coach and visit the historic Rocks district, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge before you see The Gap for panoramic scenery and dip your toes into the surf at the world-famous Bondi Beach.

The Essential Sydney Tour

Sydney Attractions Combination Passes

For your first day in Sydney, consider spending a few hours getting to know Sydney’s secrets and icons. See the historic Rocks district, climb Observatory Hill for views of Anzac Bridge and Darling Harbour, cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge on your way to North Head for unrivaled views and a secluded walk along the rugged sandstone cliffs; it will take your breath away. See Sydney’s popular neighborhoods and historic sights on the drive between stops.

Purchase a Combination Pass and gain access into Sydney’s must see attractions including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney and Sydney Tower Eye. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Embark on a journey through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s extraordinary themed zones including Penguin Expedition, a world-first King and Gentoo exhibit with a ride. WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo: The Australian Animal Adventure in the heart of the city. Walk through iconic Australian habitats and encounter loved, feared and unique Australian animals. Madame Tussauds Sydney: Step into the world of fame featuring Australia and the world’s best stars, alongside a range of fun interactive experiences at Madame Tussauds Sydney. Sydney Tower Eye: The Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck offers the ultimate view of Sydney and beyond, where visitors where can enjoy a horizon-tohorizon panorama. Departs: Daily between 9:30am - 5pm. Duration: Varies by attraction.

After lunch at the magnificent Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, see more great sights including a stop at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach before returning to your hotel. Departs: Daily at 10:30am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, informative guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles and café style lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

When Rum Ran The Rocks – Walking Tour Wind your way through the back alleyways, up the steps and back in time though The Rocks. Uncover the stories and people who shaped the fledgling colony. Discover Sydney’s oldest pubs, first breweries, convict tales, and a rebellion over the most precious drink of all… rum! Uncover this neighborhood’s history, starting with the convicts that were forced to settle here and their amazing tales of survival and entrepreneurship, while enjoying a couple of drinks along the way. Delve deeper into some of the most unique and off-thebeaten-track parts of the Rocks and also visit an archaeological site like no other in Australia. Departs: Daily at 5.00pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Rum tasting and two additional drink stops. PRICE GUIDE: $

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SIGHTSEEING / Sydney

Captain Cook Hop On Hop Off Cruise 24 Hour Pass

Bondi Local Sydney is a beach side city. Join a friendly local Bondi Surf instructor and experience Australia’s most famous beach… Bondi the way the locals do! Enjoy the half day Bondi Beach tour which includes; hotel transfers, group surf lesson, beach tour and a casual beach side lunch. This tour has a daily departure and includes awesome sight-seeing and photo opportunities. Swim, surf, walk, SUP, relax and sun bake….do what the locals do! Departs: Daily at 10am & 1:30pm (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day) Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, touring, beachside lunch, surf lesson with all equipment.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

The Hop On Hop Off Cruise is the essential introduction to Sydney Harbour. Experience the harbor and destinations as you explore the city on rocket ferries that depart every 45 minutes. Disembark at one of nine stops that include Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Shark Island and Manly. Three day Sydney Harbour Pass and Add-on an optional Attraction entry is also available. Departs: Daily. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Commentary and up to nine stops. PRICE GUIDE: $

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise Enjoy Captains Dinner cruise aboard Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ships MV Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2. Offering million dollar views, expansive viewing decks, dining rooms and a range of menu and entertainment options. Departs: Nightly at 7pm from Jetty No 6 Circular Quay. Does not operate on Dec 25 & 31 and the selected special event cruises. Duration: 2.5 to 3.5 hours Includes: 3 course contemporary Australian menu, great music and dancing. PRICE GUIDE: $

Opera on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Opera House Experience the spectacular Opera House, Sydney’s most recognized landmark with these tour and package options:

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become the undisputed cultural event of the year. It’s the best of Sydney in a single evening: singing, sunsets, spectacle and sparkling wine in a magnificent pop-up open air opera house. At sunset, gather with friends over a glass of something sparkling and a sumptuous Spanish meal before settling back to enjoy the vivacious, vivid production of Carmen from Mar 24 - Apr 23, 17. PRICE GUIDE: $ -$$

The Sydney Opera House Tour

The Backstage Tour

Don’t miss out seeing what goes on under the famous white sails, follow your guide on a journey through the history and architecture of this UNESCO listed World Heritage site. Departs: Daily 9am-5pm. Duration: 1 hour.

Go behind-the-scenes in intimate groups to stand like a star on the grand Concert Hall stage. See inside artists’ dressing rooms or tour the orchestra pit. Enjoy a full hot breakfast with your host in the world famous Green Room. Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: Approx. 2 hours. Includes: Breakfast.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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The Tour & Tasting Plate

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Sydney Opera House Performance Packages

Combine The Sydney Opera House Tour with an indulgent three-tier tasting plate. Enjoy your tour and return afterwards for lunch or dinner. Departs: Daily. Duration: Approx. 2 hours. Includes: Three-tier tasting plate and tour.

Merge world-class performance tickets with a guided tour and a selection of dining options to create the ultimate Sydney Opera House experience. Departs: Daily subject to performance schedule. Duration: Subject to performance times. The Red Carpet Package includes: 3-course pre-theater menu. The Starry Nights Package includes: Alfresco dining with a 3-tier tasting plate for two. Or the Showcase Package for performance ticket and guided tour only.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Beyond Sydney / ACCOMMODATION

Beyond Sydney From the mystical Blue Mountains to the golden sand beaches to the north, from the rolling hills of wine country to the Outback vistas of Broken Hill, New South Wales offers diverse and varied landscapes and experiences. Try wine tasting in the Hunter Valley, go hiking in the Blue Mountains, surfing at Byron Bay or fossicking out west.

Byron Bay

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

LUXE

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury conservation-based resort, located 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Set on 7,000 acres of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve, the resort combines absolute luxury with a quintessentially Australian bush experience. Occupying just one percent of the total land area, the resort offers a unique blend of seclusion, native wildlife, dramatic natural beauty, conservation and heritage combined with unsurpassed luxury facilities and outstanding food and wine. The resort features 40 elegantly appointed villas, each with its own swimming pool and private verandah with stunning valley views, a Main Homestead with various dining settings, a heritage precinct, and the One&Only Spa. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley offer a range of exciting activities including wildlife safaris, nature walks, heritage tours, mountain biking, horse riding and conservation work.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Breakast daily, lunch and dinner served with select wines, beer and non-alcoholic beverages and two on-site nature based activities per day.

Hunter Valley Resort Just 2 hours’ freeway drive north of Sydney, and 1 hour from Port Stephens beaches. The hotel is surrounded by 45 year old vineyards, including a brewery, winery, wine school, horse riding, segway experiences, cheese tasting factory, candymaking classes, Hunter Wine Theatre, cooking school, Massage Centre, plus a range of 4-star rooms and cottages. Ask about the daily train journey options or coach transfers from Sydney. Locally - golf courses, Hunter Valley Gardens, hot air balloon rides, chocolate factory, 140 wineries, and many other tourist attractions.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $

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Elements of Byron Resort & Spa The Elements of Byron Resort & Spa offers 94 private beach villas dotted amidst 22 hectares of beachfront paradise. The centerpiece of the beachfront resort is the expansive main pavilion, encompassing the reception, restaurant and bar. Studios, Villas and Two-bedroom Villas have a similar design, combining Blackbutt timber floors, stone and timber joinery with modern amenities and technology. On-site facilities include Graze Restaurant, a café and bar, a stunning lagoon pool, an on-site spa and WiFi.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Continental breakfast daily.

LUXE

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa Be inspired by nature at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Set within a stunning 45 acre subtropical rainforest, just steps from Tallow Beach, this multi-awardwinning resort provides an idyllic escape in a relaxed atmosphere. This is a place to indulge with nurturing spa treatments, fresh local cuisine, walks through the rainforest and daily yoga. Bordered on one side by beautiful coastline and the other by magnificent rainforests, Byron Bay has become world-famous as a center for relaxation and activity. Spacious luxury accommodation at the resort comprises 92 one bedroom air-conditioned suites. Each suite contains a kitchen, separate living and dining area, plasma TV as well as two enclosed balconies. Luxurious bathrooms have deep free standing bathtubs and separate shower and the California king beds ensure dream time really does exist. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive full breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island A close-kept secret among stylish insiders, Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island’s premium retreat. Gently melding modern design into glorious natural surroundings, Capella’s underplayed raw-teak-and-white-linen aesthetic lets the true star shine: views of the jaw-droppingly dramatic Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. A feeling of relaxed sophistication flows throughout with beach-chic furnishings, island-themed artworks and kentia palm fringed decks creating an easy ambience and barefoot luxury. Fine dining is a drawcard and the innovative menu showcases a bounty of local seafood and fresh regional produce. The verdant World Heritage site is a paradise of rainforests, reefs and beaches and is home to hundreds of rare and endemic species. Take to mountain walks, relax on white-sandy beaches and explore the riot of submarine color in the world’s southernmost coral reef. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house and refreshingly off the radar, Capella Lodge brings the ultimate castaway fantasy to life. Includes: Gourmet breakfast, sunset drinks including canapés, dinner with inspired daily menu, open bar with premium wines and spirits from 6pm daily, non-alcoholic beverages, selected in-suite bar and island airport transfers.

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Beyond Sydney / ACCOMMODATION

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains, Sangoma is as unique as it is private. As an eco-retreat nestled amongst giant boulders and stunning eucalypts, the retreat offers a tranquil escape just one hour from Sydney. With just eight individually designed suites, there is a strong emphasis on creating luxurious yet relaxing spaces that exist in harmony with nature. Interiors feature king size beds with quality linens, in floor heating with fire places, free standing bath-tubs and outdoor decks commanding spectacular views of the bush and Sydney City skyline. The retreat offers an all-inclusive experience, with menus featuring locally sourced produce from farmers and producers within the community. The ever changing menu features hearty food, full of flavor, color and a touch of spice. Featuring an infinity pool with panoramic views of the valley, open plan lounge and walking trail, Sangoma is an ideal setting for a luxurious escape.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Located in the heart of the city, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino overlooks Trinity Bay and the departure point for the Great Barrier Reef. The 128 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites are unmistakably Tropical North Queensland style with plantation shutters and light timbers. Each has a spa bath and walk in shower and private garden balcony with city or water views. Enjoy innovative and award-winning contemporary fusion cuisine in Tamarind, or dine at one of the three other restaurants and bars. Hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, sauna, gym, the Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore The only absolute beachfront resort in Palm Cove village, Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is nestled amongst majestic palm trees with a picture-postcard beachfront location, offering azure tropical water and a magnificent stretch of golden sandy beach. Well-appointed in style and location, the resort features spacious all-suite accommodation, each with private balcony or terrace and the stunning multi-award winning absolute beachfront Nu Nu Restaurant. The resort also plays host to the multi-award winning The Alamanda Spa, the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 23, 17; Oct 3 - Dec 23, 17 & Jan 9 - Mar 29, 18.

The Reef House The Colonial Style Reef House’s setting embraces the tropics with sun-drenched terraces, two swimming pools, two spa pools, as well as an honesty bar. The accommodation provides privacy with the luxury of tropical verandas with uninterrupted ocean, pool or garden views. The Reef House’s complimentary facilities and services include complimentary WiFi, movie channel, bicycles, fishing rods, library, sunset punch in the Brigadiers Lounge nightly. Tropical dining in the ocean view restaurant or poolside with waterfall. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 – Apr 13, 17; Apr 18, 17 – Mar 31, 18.

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ACCOMMODATION / Cairns & Northern Beaches

Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa Offering luxuriously appointed accommodation located right on the beachfront, Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa features 80 rooms and apartments. Choose from Studio Rooms or One, Two and Three-bedroom Apartments with the upgrade option of a private plunge pool and rooftop terraces. This resort features sandstone finishes infused by modern design and Asian simplicity. With an on-site day spa with five private treatment rooms, large lagoon pool and restaurant, Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa is designed for those with total luxury in mind.

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The Pacific Hotel Cairns Pacific Hotel Cairns is conveniently located on the picturesque Esplanade overlooking Trinity Bay, opposite the departure terminal to the Great Barrier Reef. It is only a short walk to the resort-style Esplanade Lagoon, waterfront boardwalks, tropical parklands, casino and shopping precinct. Well-appointed rooms have balconies with higher rooms offering views of the inlet or Esplanade. On-site is a pool and Bushfire Flame Grill Restaurant and Bar offering Brazilian inspired, Australian style barbecue, drinks and cocktails. Complimentary Wi-Fi in lobby and limited on-site parking is available.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Centrally located in the heart of Cairns, Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on six acres of tropical gardens and boasts the largest lagoon-style pool in the city center, complete with its own white-sand beach and swim up bar. All 314 resort-style rooms and suites feature a private terrace or balcony facing the pool, city or gardens. Facilities also include a restaurant, day spa, 24-hour gym and free WiFi in the lobby area. The hotel is a short walk to the Esplanade, center of Cairns and the Reef Casino.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 7, 17; Jun 12 - Jun 23, 17; Nov 1 - Dec 30, 17; Jan 2 - Feb 8, 18 & Feb 21 - Mar 28, 18.

The Reef Retreat An intimate resort with unique character set within rainforest gardens, positioned adjacent to palm fringed Palm Cove Beach.The 36 spacious studios, suites and villa apartments come complete with kitchenettes and living/dining areas opening to private balconies. Each overlooks the tranquil, heated pool and spa or the tropical gardens where guests can relax surrounded by majestic paper bark trees, palms, exotic plants and birds. Enjoy the seclusion of this rainforest setting just 150 feet from the beach and restaurants. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 13, 17; Apr 18 - Jun 23, 17; Nov 1 - Dec 22, 17 & Jan 7 - Mar 31, 18.

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Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas / ACCOMMODATION

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa The only private beach resort and spa of its kind in the region, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa is a boutique beachfront resort, five minutes from Palm Cove. Environmentally sensitive with superb cuisine and attention to service, the secluded hideaway is set on 30 acres of lush landscaped rainforest gardens, with two tropical pools one of which is heated. Detached secluded suites and private bungalows are nestled in an oasis of coastal lagoons, palms and endemic rainforest. This is a rich habitat home to dozens of native species. All tours in the region pick up and return to Kewarra each day.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Jul 31, 17 & Nov 17, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

Paradise on the Beach Ideally located in the center of the Palm Cove Esplanade and directly across from the lifeguard patrolled beach, Paradise on the Beach is a boutique resort featuring a relaxed dĂŠcor that creates an ambience of casual tropical living. Enjoy the best of Palm Cove just meters from the front door, with boutique shops, day spas, cafes and award-winning restaurants close by. The air-conditioned Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments are well appointed and spacious, featuring kitchenettes, dining areas and private balconies that overlook the large resort pool, tropical gardens or beach. Complimentary WiFi, cable HDTV and underground parking are included. There is lift access to most floors and a laundry available for guests during their stay. Paradise on the Beach is the perfect place for a tropical, beachside vacation. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room categories only). Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

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Rockpools, Port Douglas, Queensland

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments is centrally located just a short stroll from Cairns Esplanade. A unique boutique hotel with friendly service, offers a variety of guest rooms including standard, family, studio, one-bedroom suites, two and three-bedroom apartments. All are tastefully decorated, enhanced by the warmth of forest timber complementing the tropical surrounds. Services and facilities include, a popular multi award winning restaurant, pool, free WiFi, guest laundry and complimentary parking.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room categories only). Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 17 & Mar 1 - Mar 31, 18.

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Sophisticated yet relaxed, the newly transformed Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort has undergone an extensive $40 million revitalisation in 2016, including all 294 guestrooms and public areas that marry the timeless elegance of the original property with a fresh modern look throughout the resort. Representing the resort’s fresh beachside nature and inspired by the tropical North Queensland surroundings the romantic canopied bedheads and indoor/outdoor balconies with luxurious daybeds add to the classic interiors, which are designed for a contemporary lifestyle. The 5-star rooms, suites and villas afford captivating views of the lagoon pools or tropical gardens and select rooms with private balconies. The luxury resort is a leisurely one-hour drive from the Cairns International Airport and boasts a prime location as the only beachfront property to Famous Four Mile Beach while surrounded by 363 acres of lush tropical gardens, 5 acres of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools, 18-hole golf course and 5-star resort amenities and service which will make you feel at home in paradise in an oasis of luxury. As the ideal base in Port Douglas for adventures of a lifetime with direct access to visit two UNESCO World Heritage-listed marvels; Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

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Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa is on the secluded beachfront of Four Mile Beach. It blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape and centers around an expansive lagoon pool and island bar. Accommodation includes beautifully appointed studio rooms, elegant apartments and villas with plunge pools, luxury swim-out apartments and penthouses with a rooftop spa and barbecue area. For the ultimate vacation experience, laze on a sun lounge, order a cocktail, then settle in for lunch at the Sea Temple Pool Bar. The resort also features a day spa, restaurant and is adjacent to an 18-hole golf course. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room categories only). Valid Apr 1 - Jun 23, 17; Nov 1 - Dec 22, 17 & Dec 23, 17 - Jan 13, 18. 22

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family owned beachfront eco retreat in Tropical North Queensland between Cairns and Port Douglas. Spacious ecodesigned tree house-style bungalows offer a peaceful sanctuary for families, couples and small groups. Popular with nature loving travelers, Thala’s native forest provides a habitat for a thriving population of wallabies and hundreds of bird and butterfly species. Guests enjoy complimentary guided walks and talks with knowledgeable on-site Rangers or explore independently via Thala’s network of forest trails. Sitting atop a beachfront headland with breathtaking ocean and mountain views, pavilion-style Osprey’s Restaurant features modern Australian cuisine high above the treetops. Thala is positioned within easy reach of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Daintree Rainforest – all regional day tours pick up and drop off direct from reception. Magical moments are created at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. A feeling of unspoiled wilderness sets the ambiance; yet it is only 15 minutes into the center of Port Douglas. It is private and exclusive. A special combination of beauty, wilderness and seclusion awaits you. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 30, 17 & Jan 11 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Daily scheduled guided tours, star gazing, weekly evening presentations and buggy transfers around the property.

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Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments are located in secluded tropical gardens and opposite the legendary Four Mile Beach. Offering a blend of contemporary design and casual charm, these air-conditioned one, two, and threebedroom apartments exemplify the beach style and relaxed elegance which Port Douglas is renowned for. With spacious balconies and interiors, all apartments are equipped with complimentary WiFi, a full kitchen, dining room and a separate laundry room. On-site facilities include two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis court and barbecue facilities.

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Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas Award-winning Peninsula Boutique Hotel is ideally positioned overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea. A tranquil adult oasis within a minute's walk of the town center, shopping and restaurants. Spacious one-bedroom suites include a kitchenette and a large private balcony with ocean or pool views. Enjoy friendly service and hospitality that the Peninsula is renowned for. Facilities include licensed restaurant and bar, heated swimming pools, Jacuzzi spa, under cover parking, free WiFi, complimentary laundry facilities and daily room service.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Breakfast daily.

QT Port Douglas QT Port Douglas is a unique designer resort that celebrates an eclectic design environment and bold entertainment to create an intriguing yet relaxing experience. Dine in the award winning Bazaar Interactive Marketplace, then settle inside or lounge on the luxurious outdoor booths at the fun and hip cocktail bar Estilo. Lounge in the lagoon style pool complete with swim up bar, and add to the relaxation experience at the designer day spa, Spa Q. QT Port Douglas – where Mad Men meets the Hamptons.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 22, 17.

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ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING / Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Villa San Michele Villa San Michele enjoys a fantastic location on Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas, just a few minutes walk to Four Mile Beach. Villa San Michele features one and two-bedroom Mediterranean style apartments set around a courtyard of tropical gardens, complete with two saltwater swimming pools (heated), spa and poolside barbecue. Additional facilities include free WiFi, undercover parking, laundry facilities, tour desk and book and magazine exchange. The boutique apartments are spacious in size and feature a private balcony and kitchen facilities.

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Atherton Tablelands

Daintree Walkabout

Heli Tours Queensland

Join the Dreamtime Gorge Walk at Mossman Gorge, learning of dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plant use before tea, damper and question time with your Indigenous guide. Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas from 7am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, professional driver/guide, lunch in a rainforest setting, a Daintree River cruise and short tour of Port Douglas. PRICE GUIDE: $ 24

Board the helicopter and take flight, soaring above the mighty Barron Gorge west of Cairns before tracking north to view the spectacular coastline to Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Fly above Daintree River before returning south east for aerial views of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, a sight not to be missed from the air. Departs: On demand. Duration: 90 minutes. Includes: Hotel transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove and in-flight commentary from your expert pilot. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas / SIGHTSEEING & TOURING

Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail Make your visit to Kuranda a memorable one from door to door. The Kuranda Boarding Pass allows for driver check-in, avoiding the ticketing lines at the station and offering you pre-allocated preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Purchase a light breakfast or explore the souvenir shop and museum at Freshwater Station before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Your journey takes you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Kuranda Station. There is free time to explore the village and your Kuranda Boarding Pass also offers discounted entry into Birdworld, Kuranda Koala Gardens, The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Rainforestation. Experience World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway taking you over and through

the Barron Gorge National Park. Your Skyrail experience includes time at Red Peak and Barron Falls stations. Enjoy a Ranger Guided boardwalk and visit the Interpretation Centre. Your tour ends at Smithfield where a hostess is waiting to assist you with your return coach transfer to your accommodation. Alternatively, continue on to your pre-booked choice of two exciting options, visiting either the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Park. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration: 10 or 11 hours depending on option chosen. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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1 Daintree Dreaming Day Tour & 2 Day Daintree Dreaming – Cape Tribulation Tour Daintree Dreaming Day Tour Experience the region’s rich Aboriginal history and culture, take a journey from coast to rainforest and learn the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji people. With spear in hand learn the traditional hunting and gathering techniques on a two-hour coastal walk as you track and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels along the beach and through the mangroves. Enjoy homemade damper and a taster of what you caught. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre, before being greeted by a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people with special cultural knowledge to welcome them to their land. Wander into the lush rainforest and experience the wonders of the World Heritage Listed sight and rich Indigenous Heritage. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool clear water of the Gorge. Departs: Cairns and Port Douglas Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun at 7:30 am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea and lunch.

Mossman Gorge Indigenous Half Day Tour

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2 Day Daintree Dreaming – Cape Tribulation Tour Day one is the same as Daintree Dreaming Day Tour. At the conclusion of the first day we journey deeper into the Daintree National Park, crossing the Daintree River and overnight at the Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, Cape Tribulation. On day 2, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning before a walk along Cape Tribulation Beach and lookout. After lunch enjoy a one-hour Crocodile spotting cruise on the Daintree River before visiting Aboriginal Artist “Binna” at Janbal Gallery. Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art to take home. Departs: Cairns and Port Douglas Tue & Thu from 7:30am. Duration: 2 days / 1 night. Includes: Light breakfast, lunch, one nights accomodation and an Aboriginal art class.

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Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge

Experience the wonders of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest as your qualified Indigenous guide takes you on an exclusive walk through the Kuku Yalanji land to hear their stories, and culture. Departs: Port Douglas from 9am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, 1.5 hour Dreamtime Gorge Walk, experienced Indigenous guide and bush tea with damper.

Explore the oldest Rainforest in the world in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks, from your custom built vehicle. Cruise on the Daintree River, walk on Cape Tribulation Beach and visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre for an Indigenous presentation by the Kuku Yalanji people. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and refreshments.

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SIGHTSEEING & TOURING / Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

3-7 days

Daintree Wanderer Small Group Eco Tour

Take your lifetime dream of diving the Great Barrier Reef a step further, and join Spirit of Freedom to dive some of the world’s most famous, remote and spectacular sites.

This small group tour travels to the Daintree National Park, aboard a personalized vehicle along the smooth waters of the Daintree River, up the scenic Alexandra Range, passing through rainforest to Jindalba and the magical Thornton Beach ‘where the rainforest meets the sea’.

Three to seven day expeditions promise amazing diversity from the picturesque coral gardens of the Ribbon Reefs, to the enormous Potato Cod at The Cod Hole, to the incredible shark dive and 3000ft walls of the Coral Sea reefs.

Enjoy a private rainforest walk to look for rainforest lizards, birds, butterflies and perhaps even marsupials before continuing on to visit an orchard of exotic fruit. Admire the outstanding panoramic view at Alexandra Range Lookout with views of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and, on a clear day, Port Douglas. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 6.45am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, experienced guide, morning tea and lunch.

Equipped with all the modern comforts, the 125ft vessel provides three decks of living space, spacious cabins, professional dive service and gourmet meals. A scenic flight between Lizard Island and Cairns is included on the three and four day tours. Departs: Monday at 12noon for the 3 and 7 Day tour. Thursday at 8.30am for the 4 Day option. Duration: 3 days/3 nights, 4 days/4 nights and 7 days/7 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, en-suite cabin with daily service, Chef prepared gourmet meals, Australian wines and soft drinks with evening meals and flight to/from Lizard Island on the 3 and 4 day tour options.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Price pp twin share,from: 1,890

Tjapukai, Skyrail & Scenic Railway

Breakfast with the Koalas

For a unique Indigenous experience, spend time at Tjapukai, learn how bush foods were used to create medicinal remedies, master the didgeridoo and throw a traditional boomerang and spear. Interact with the Tjapukai people as they illustrate their ancient skills. Experience World Heritage Rainforest with Skyrail before a brief visit to Kuranda- return journey is on the Kuranda Scenic Rail. Departs: Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Enjoy a hot Aussie breakfast overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon in the company of a cute koala and its keeper. After breakfast an opportunity for a photo with a koala is available (additional cost). Experience Hartley’s wildlife presentations, including a bird show, crocodile cruise and feeding shows. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8.30am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, breakfast and wildlife activities. Ask about our Zootastic 5 experience.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Ocean Freedom

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Jungle Surfing

Travel in style on a 65ft CAT to two reef destinations – the shallow waters surrounding Upolu Cay and “Wonder Wall” on the outer edge Upolu Reef. Six hours on the reef to experience snorkeling, complimentary Adventure Drift Snorkel and Glass Bottom Boat Tours and optional diving. Departs: Cairns and Northern Beaches daily from 8am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Morning tea, smorgasbord lunch, afternoon snacks, wetsuit, snorkeling gear and tuition.

This action-packed full day tour along the Great Barrier Reef Drive includes ziplining through the canopy of the world’s oldest rainforest and a boat cruise on the Daintree River in search of the saltwater crocodile. Visit Wildlife Habitat where you are guaranteed sightings of the region’s most iconic wildlife. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 7am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and refreshments.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Outer Reef Dive and Snorkel Tour The TUSA Dive day tour will take you to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel and dive. With a selection of 16 reef sites, you will visit the best two for the day’s conditions. Reef sites include vast coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles, all teeming with marine biodiversity. The 82-foot TUSA 6 is one of Cairns’ newest reef vessels, providing the latest technology and comfort on board. At the reef, platforms lower into the water so you can glide 26

right in. Dive or snorkel with your buddy or join a guided tour. Up to three certified dives and two introductory dives are available. Departs: Cairns Jetty daily at 8am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, snorkel and dive equipment, wetsuits or lycra skins, guided snorkel tour and hot showers. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Great Barrier Reef / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Coral Expeditions

Let Coral Expeditions introduce you to the Great Barrier Reef on an extended voyage to the pristine outer reefs rarely visited by day-trippers. You can swim, snorkel and SCUBA dive amidst fish and coral in clear tropical waters. Or you can join the marine biologist aboard the glass bottom boat, enjoy a barbecue on a remote golden beach, or walk through ancient rainforests. Settle into your own rhythm onboard - with 3, 4 or 7 day voyages on offer, you are not pressured for time and can enjoy some of Australia’s most glorious environments at your own pace. The atmosphere on this Australian-flagged ship is relaxed, with an open-bridge policy, open seating at meal-times and plenty of space on the sundeck to take in the passing scenery. With only 44 like-minded guests, you are guaranteed personal attention from the crew. The smallbatch cuisine features fresh local produce and the open bar stocks a range of boutique beers and wines. Cairns – Palm Islands - Cairns, 3 Night Small Ship Cruise The perfect combination of activities makes the three night Palm Islands cruise a truly memorable Great Barrier Reef experience. The itinerary has been designed to provide ample time to explore the Reef through snorkeling, SCUBA diving and glass bottom boat tours, whilst also allowing plenty of time to discover exclusive private islands, tropical resort paradises and ancient rainforest trails. Price per person twin share, from: 1,353 Toll-Free 877 888 6227

4-8 days

Cairns – Lizard Island – Cairns, 4 Night Small Ship Cruise This four night cruise is the perfect option for guests wanting to spend the maximum amount of time exploring the colorful coral gardens of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a full day to discover two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colorful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef. You will also have the opportunity to explore historic Cooktown and savor a full morning discovering spectacular Lizard Island. Price per person twin share, from: 1,779 Cairns - Cairns, 7 Night Small Ship Cruise If you have a little more time and a great sense of adventure, the 7-night Cairns – Palm Islands – Lizard Island – Cairns cruise offers the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience! Combining both the 3 and 4-night cruises you will discover everything that this memorable region has to offer; the best parts of the Reef, spectacular rainforest trails and beautiful tropical islands including Lizard and Dunk, along with our very own private island paradise, Pelorus. Price per person twin share, from: 2,784 With 33 years experience, Coral Expeditions will ensure you don’t just see the Great Barrier Reef, but truly experience it. 27


SIGHTSEEING & TOURING / Great Barrier Reef

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise For the experience of a lifetime Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded Great Barrier Reef operator, will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef showcasing unsurpassed coral formations, colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. You will cruise aboard a high speed wave-piercing catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. From the spacious activity platform, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this spectacular reef. Friendly and attentive crews, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you enjoy and gain the most from your day. Explore the reef in a semi-submersible and from the underwater observatory, see the unique fish feeding display, or snorkel and dive in the beautiful coral gardens. Optional activities available include introductory and certified

Liveaboard Diving

3 days

Dive with Pro Dive Cairns, Australia’s premier PADI dive school and leading liveaboard dive trip operator. For certified divers and snorkelers, this 3 day/2 night trip offers outstanding experience and value. Participate in up to nine day dives and two exciting night dives as well as some snorkeling on a variety of the 19 exclusive Outer Reef dive sites to experience the incredible marine life diversity the Great Barrier Reef is renowned for. You’ll be staying aboard a multi-million dollar dive

boat in air-conditioned comfort with a maximum of 32 passengers. Diving on Nitrox gas is also available. Departs: Cairns Wed-Mon at 7am. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, meals, two nights twin share or double accommodation on board vessel, bed linen, prescription masks if needed, wetsuit, dive and snorkel equipment and dive insurance. Price pp twin share,from: 549

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scuba diving, Oceanwalker helmet diving, guided snorkel tours with a marine biologist and scenic helicopter flights. Quicksilver is Advanced Ecotourism Accredited. Departs: Port Douglas daily from 10am. Coach pick up from 8am. Duration: up to 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning and afternoon tea on board, buffet lunch, marine biologist reef presentation, snorkel equipment, fish & coral viewing, semi-submersible coral viewing tour, fish feeding presentation and access to the underwater observatory.

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Beyond Cairns / ACCOMMODATION

Beyond Cairns North Queensland is a jigsaw of tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, river gorges and seaside towns and villages. Explore the ancient rainforests, discover the Atherton Tablelands or explore quaint coastal towns with golden sandy beaches and spectacular views across the Pacific. Daintree National Park

Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa Silky Oaks Lodge offers a luxury experience from which to explore Tropical North Queensland, situated 20 minutes from Port Douglas. Spectacularly perched above the Mossman Gorge River, this eco luxury lodge is the ideal location to appreciate the natural tropical environment, with a choice of Tree house accommodation, offering individual and personalized touches. The open sided Tree house restaurant is an exquisite dining experience with the freshest of Australian produce. Activites are abundant. Relax and unwind at the Healing Waters Spa, explore the adjacent World Heritage-listed, Daintree National Park or wonder in the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Inclusions: Gourmet breakfast, scheduled return shuttle to Port Douglas, lodge activities and WiFi in the main lodge.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Rose Gums is an Advanced Eco-Tourism accredited retreat perched on 230-acres of tropical rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands near Lake Eacham, bordering the World Heritage-listed Wooroonooran National Park. Abundant wildlife includes over 160 species of birds including cassowary, as well as platypus and kangaroos. Rose Gums' pole and timber treehouses are totally private and feature large spa baths, cozy fireplaces and balconies with rainforest views. This cool tropical mountain retreat offers peace, relaxation and a genuine family welcome from your friendly hosts, Jon and Peta.

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ACCOMMODATION / Great Barrier Reef Hayman Island

Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Queensland is home to some of the world’s most stunning resort islands. Experience the deserted white-sand beaches of the Whitsunday Islands to coral fringed luxury retreats. Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, or simply relax and be pampered!

Coral Sea

Airlie Beach Shute

Lizard Island

Cape York Peninsula Kuranda

South Molle Island

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Whitsunday Island

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Lindeman Island

Cooktown

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Normanton Forsayth

Burketown

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Magnetic Island Townsville

Mount Isa Whitsunday Islands Cloncurry

Proserpine

Pacific Ocean

Airlie Beach Mackay

Queensland

Winton Longreach Yeppoon

Emerald

Great Keppel Island Heron Island Gladstone

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Rockhampton

Heron Island

Lady Elliot Island

Windorah Bundaberg Charleville Roma

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Gympie Sunshine Coast

Cunnamulla

Lizard Island

Fraser Island

Hervey Bay

Maryborough

Quilpie

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5 Hook Island

Daydream Island

Brisbane

Thargomindah

Gold Coast

The resort has 40 beautifully appointed rooms and suites offering serene luxury in which to enjoy your stay. World renowned for its scuba diving and big game fishing, the resort provides less adventurous guests with an array of activities including a gourmet picnic on one of the many secluded beaches or an indulgent treatment in the award-winning Essentia Day Spa. Surrounded by coral reef and fringed by 24 powdery white-sand beaches, Lizard Island is the most northern island resort on the Great Barrier Reef, and is consistently ranked as one of the Best Luxury Resorts in the World.

LUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, select Australian beer, wine and spirits, in-room mini-bar, picnic hamper, use of non-motorized watersports and motorized dinghies.

Green Island Resort Just 16 miles across the Coral Sea from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the eco-sensitive Green Island Resort blends luxury, romance and adventure on this beautiful Great Barrier Reef coral cay. With 46 suites nestled amongst lush rainforest and secluded from day visitor facilities, do as much or as little as you please. Dive, snorkel, indulge in rejuvenating massage treatments and even beach dining under the stars. Enjoy a host of complimentary activities including sunset drinks, glass bottom boat tour, snorkeling, kayaking and guided nature activities. Includes: Round-trip catamaran transfers from Cairns, sunset drinks, glass bottom boat tour, use of snorkeling equipment, guided rainforest and night nature walks, stargazing (weather permitting), fish feeding presentations and use of nonmotorized water activities.

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Orpheus Island Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus is a secluded hideaway accommodating 28 indulged guests. Showcasing a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences, Orpheus’ dive sites are a diverse marine wonderland; the local waters are a fisherman’s playground; and guests can take the helm of a motorized dinghy and discover the many private beaches that fringe Orpheus. Not to be missed is the signature Dining with the Tides experience, an intimate degustation dinner under a starlit canopy on the island’s jetty. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 26 – Jun 23, 17 & Oct 16 – Dec, 8, 17. Includes: Gourmet meals, selected wines and beers, one nature based tour daily, unlimited use of motorized dinghies, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, hobie catamaran, snorkeling and fishing equipment.

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Daydream Island Resort and Spa Daydream Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the few inhabited islands of the spectacular Whitsundays group. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from shore and one of Australia’s most unique, interactive attractions, the Living Reef coursing through the resort itself, this is an island experience unlike any other. Daydream is ideal for destination weddings, conferences and events, offering picture-perfect backdrops, exquisite dining, adrenaline-packed activities and the world-class Rejuvenation Spa. The 296 rooms and suites delight with views across lush, tropical gardens or the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays. Bonus Offer: Stay 3, pay for 2. Valid: Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Great Barrier Reef / ACCOMMODATION & TOURING

One&Only Hayman Island

LUXE

One&Only Hayman Island, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia’s iconic private island resort is located off the coast of Queensland, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, beyond verdant cliffs reaching into endless sky. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea. Discover endless opportunities to delight the senses in a place where the beauty of nature inspires each day. Relish in spectacular dining experiences, surrender to a signature Ocean Dreaming Massage, explore private beaches and immerse yourself in captivating underwater adventures including PADI diving, snorkeling, fishing and paddle skiing, as well as island walks, tennis and helicopter excursions. One&Only Hayman Island is a unique destination of discovery set in one of the seven wonders of the natural world – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Includes: Breakfast daily in the Pacific Restaurant, use of non-motorized water sports and access to the One&Only Fitness Centre, a range of resort activites including tennis, golf putting and chipping and Kids Only and Teens Club.

LUXE Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is located on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef in a protected ‘Green Zone’. With exceptionally clear water and visibility year-round, guests can discover an amazing array of spectacular marine life including turtles (nesting Nov-Mar and hatching Jan-May), manta rays and reef sharks. Your stay includes one glass bottom boat tour/boat snorkel, use of snorkel equipment, range of guided island tours. Day trips and overnight stays are available.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 25 - Dec 8, 17 & Jan 21 - Mar 29, 18. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily.

Heron Island Heron Island is a true coral cay situated on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, where the emphasis is on enjoying natural beauty. The resort is set amongst aquamarine waters, shimmering white-sand beaches and color-splashed reefs teeming with life. Explore the reef and encounter extraordinary marine life, keep your feet dry in a semi-submersible or take a guided reef walk. Heron Island is a significant nesting location for two vulnerable turtle species, the Green Turtle and Loggerhead Turtle. They return year after year to lay their eggs and guests can gather just outside their rooms (particularly the Beachside Suites) to watch the hatchlings make their way to the water. Heron Island is a breeding and nesting sanctuary for a variety of birds, primarily the Black Noddy Tern and Wedgetailed Shearwater. Heron Island truly is a world renowned diving location and nature's wonderland. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Reefsleep

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2 days By day enjoy all the wonderful activities on offer, including snorkeling, swimming, semi-sub rides and an underwater observatory! At 3pm, the vessel departs leaving you and fellow Reefsleep guests, with this magnificent part of the earth all to yourself. Make sure you enjoy the stunning sunset and watch the underwater world come to life or indulge in a night dive for a truly memorable experience. Climb into your swag and rest up for another day of outer reef adventures. You’ll have the place to yourself until 11am when the day cruise guests arrive. Then, all the activities of the previous day are back on the itinerary, so dive right back in and explore! Departs: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island from 8am daily. Includes: Breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, buffet lunches, barbecue dinner, most activities and swag accommodation.

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ACCOMMODATION / Great Barrier Reef

qualia, Hamilton Island LUXE

qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the secluded, northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. qualia in Latin means ‘a collection of deeper sensory experiences’. It is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. Feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions which sit in perfect harmony with the rare, natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Each of the 60 light-filled pavilions faces the water, surrounded by tropical bushland with views over the sea.

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Two exclusive restaurants provide the ideal stage to whet the appetite with fresh and innovative menus.

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For a truly memorable experience, step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Children under 16 years are not catered for at qualia.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Breakfast daily. (Breakfast and dinner options available at additional cost).

Beach Club, Hamilton Island With an absolute beachfront location and impeccable service, the recently refurbished Beach Club is a haven for couples. Facing directly onto Catseye Beach, each spacious Beach Club Room has an elegant seaside décor and opens onto a private, furnished terrace or balcony with divine palm-fringed views of the Coral Sea - you will find it hard to leave your room. The Beach Club offers exclusive guest facilities including a restaurant, lounge, bar and infinity-edge outdoor pool. Beach Club does not cater for children 17 years and younger. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 13, 17; Apr 18 - Aug 18, 17; Aug 27 - Aug 31, 17; Dec 1 Dec 21, 17; Feb 1 - Feb 8, 18 & Feb 24 - Mar 29, 18. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Great Barrier Reef / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island The view of Catseye Bay from a Coral Sea View Room at the Reef View Hotel is considered to be one of the best outlooks in the world. The Reef View Hotel offers modern and very spacious guest rooms, all with private balconies. Garden View Rooms have leafy views and ocean glimpses, while each Coral Sea View Room has spectacular views over Catseye Bay and nearby Whitsunday Island. The hotel has its own pool, lounge and restaurant, and in addition, guests gain complimentary access to the sports club and use of non-motorized water sports.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Dec 1 - Dec 21, 17; Feb 1 - Feb 8, 18 & Feb 24 - Mar 29, 18.

Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island If you are looking for charm and relaxation, then you cannot pass the Palm Bungalows. Free standing and set in tropical gardens, the property is ideal for couples or small families. Each bungalow has its own deck, complete with outdoor furniture and garden views. The bungalows have everything you need for a comfortable island vacation. During your stay, try the 18-hole Hamilton Island Golf Club - the course offers exceptional views and special packages are available, or try a treatment at the nearby Spa Wumurdaylin.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 13, 17; Apr 18 - Aug 18, 17; Aug 27 - Aug 31, 17; Dec 1 - Dec 21, 17; Feb 1 - Feb 8, 18 & Feb 24 - Mar 29, 18.

Whitehaven Beach Hill Inlet & Lookout This is the ultimate Whitehaven Beach (Tripadvisor voted Australia’s #1 beach) experience featuring a visit to stunning Hill Inlet Lookout offering spectacular views of the moving sands and waters of Hill Inlet with Whitehaven Beach in background. You’ll cruise to Whitehaven Beach in a large airconditioned catamaran where upon arrival a small fast water taxi will take you to different locations and attractions where only small vessels are allowed to

visit. This is a fully guided day cruise which includes an easy one hour return bush walk, snorkeling trip with all equipment provided, a packed picnic lunch and plenty of time on Whitehaven Beach. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for turtles and seasonal whales. Departs: Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach and Daydream Island daily from 7am. Duration: 11 hours.

Includes: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority fees, use of snorkeling equipment and wetsuits, morning and afternoon tea and a picnic style lunch.

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Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Half-Day See the best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this fully-guided, half-day cruise. Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer and marvel at the 74 islands of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and Pentecost Island. The waters of Solway Passage lead to the world-famous Whitehaven Beach, a definite 'must see' in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand stretch for over four miles along

Great Barrier Reef Adventures Experience the ultimate outer Great Barrier Reef trip. Jump in and explore the underwater wonderland of the magnificent corals and abundance of fish and marine life, or view it all from the underwater viewing chamber and semi-submersible submarine. The pontoons, which have a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities, are adjacent to spectacular coral walls. The sites have their own ecosystem with a diversity of marine life found only in Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Whitsunday Island, the largest of the Whitsundays. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters. Departs: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island daily from 11.50am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Morning or Afternoon tea.

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sheltered areas, providing a unique world for you to explore. The prolific fish life will surprise and delight you – especially the giant groper! Optional extras include guided snorkeling tours, diving and helicopter flights. Departs: Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island daily from 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Transfers, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits. PRICE GUIDE: $$ 33


ACCOMMODATION / Brisbane & South East Queensland

Brisbane and South East Queensland Brisbane is the gateway to Southern Queensland, a bustling cosmopolitan city full of character where shopping and world-class dining prevail. Venture offshore to Tangalooma Island and hand-feed wild dolphins or explore Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island.

Currumbin Beach, Gold Coast

Sofitel Brisbane Central A luxury stay in the heart of Brisbane city awaits you at Sofitel Brisbane Central. Guests can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 433 rooms feature WiFi, wired Internet, and free newspapers. Round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. The signature Sofitel MyBed invites a comfortable night’s sleep and luxury toiletries combined with elegant room décor provide the finishing touches. Additionally, safes, and hair dryers are available in each room. Highlights at this hotel include three restaurants, a coffee and cocktail bar, fullservice day spa, Club Sofitel Lounge and an outdoor swimming pool.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive AU$50 food and beverage credit. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 15, 17 & Feb 1 - Mar 31, 18.

The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites is a distinctly boutique hotel of impeccable style and clandestine character located in Brisbane. The intriguing and rich heritage takes guests on a path of discovery, while the hotels modern elegance offers a new level of comfort and thoughtful luxury. Offering 50 elegantly crafted rooms, a casual yet sophisticated restaurant and glamorous bar, stately meeting and function rooms, The New Inchcolm Hotel and Suites is the perfect location – The New Inchcolm has it all.

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Gambaro Brisbane A luxury boutique hotel offering 68 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. Positioned in the heart of the Caxton Street entertainment precinct and only 14 minutes from Brisbane Airport, the hotel is surrounded by Paddington’s array of cosmopolitan shopping, the Barracks shopping complex, Suncorp Stadium and Palace Cinemas, all within a short stroll, not to mention Southbank cultural precinct and Brisbane city center also a short walk away. Boasting two highly awarded in-house restaurants Gambaro Seafood Restaurant and Black Hide Steakhouse its 5-star dining all the way.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights in a Paddington King Deluxe Room and receive full breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18 (blackout dates apply).

Quay West Suites Brisbane Quay West Suites Brisbane offers luxuriously appointed one and two-bedroom apartments, and executive suites overlooking the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens. The hotel features a Mediterranean inspired heated swimming pool, sauna and gym. Located in the heart of Brisbane within walking distance to the Queen Street Mall and dining precincts. Feel at home, as you sit on your balcony with views of the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the city skyline, complete with valet car parking and daily housekeeping. This 5-star apartment hotel also offers 24-hour room service, or dine in at McMahons Restaurant, the perfect place to unwind.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, Anzac Square Located opposite Central Station in the heart of the city center, the Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane, Anzac Square is in the epicenter of Brisbane’s cultural heartbeat. Guests can expect quality facilities, leading technology and excellent service. This hotel is one of Brisbanes most loved heritage properties and offers studio rooms and one bedroom apartments. Guest facilities include laundry service, mini-bar, complimentary WiFi and local phone calls. All rooms and apartments have double-glazed windows and blackout curtains to ensure you enjoy an uninterrupted sleep.

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Spicers Balfour Hotel Shaded courtyards, modern inner city suites, a gourmet restaurant, a rooftop bar and friendly, personal service add to the feeling of relaxed luxury. Created by a leading design team, the luxuriously distinctive style of this chic hotel is both unique and welcoming. Featuring a modern Australian menu with European flair, the Balfour Kitchen is an intimate neighborhood restaurant where guests can dine inside or enjoy the alfresco experience of a classic wrap-around veranda and intimate courtyard screen by Frangipani trees. Wind down at the end of the day at the rooftop bar; a private space with stunning views of the Story Bridge and city skyline. Completely individual, each of the nine rooms and eight suites are charming and inviting. The hotel rooms have a contemporary European feel matched with modern conveniences and amenities. The suites are the newest rooms and are as spacious as they are luxurious. Designed to reflect the art deco style of the building, they feature a spacious bedroom, separate sitting area and ensuite. The perfect base from which to explore everything the river city has to offer; from theaters and galleries, to cafés and bars, to boutique shopping nearby, the hotel provides an urban oasis that’s perfect for a weekend escape or special occasion.

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NEXT Hotel ® Brisbane Located in the heart of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, NEXT Hotel® Brisbane is reinventing 4.5 star hotels with state of the art technology and unique inclusions for every guest. An oasis in the heart of the city center, NEXT Hotel® offers a stylish Pool Terrace & Bar as well as its own Lennon’s Restaurant and Bar. Inclusions of unlimited WiFi (no data download or device limits), four complimentary mini-bar items per day, complimentary local calls via the Samsung S4 Smart Phone with option to utilize outside hotel as a personal hotspot, free movies, NEXT Lounge access, 24-hour gymnasium and valet parking.

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Spicers Peak Lodge Perched atop a mountain on 10,000 acres in Queensland High Country, enveloped by the World-Heritage listed Main Range National Park and the Great Dividing Range, Spicers Peak Lodge offers an exclusive, intimate Australian wilderness lodge experience. The Lodge is set in some of Australia’s most breathtaking and diverse natural landscapes, from sprawling grassy plateaus, untouched rainforest, ancient volcanic regions and rugged mountain escarpments. Here you will encounter a unique mix of Australian wildlife including brush tailed rock wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos, koalas, wild brumbies and more.

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Includes: Breakfast daily, arrival lunch, pre-dinner canapés and cocktails, 5-course degustation dinner including matching wine and beverages and guided bush walk experience.

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay Resort is the ideal base for exploring over 100 freshwater lakes, massive sand dunes, towering ancient rainforests, a shipwreck, spectacular cliffs of colored sands and the amazing 75 Mile Beach highway crossed by freshwater creeks that flow into the ocean. There is a choice of accommodation from resort hotel rooms to two or three-bedroom self-contained villas featuring private decks with bush views. Guests can enjoy three restaurants, four bars, swimming pools, a spa, tennis court and Island Day Spa with a range of activities offered. Access by a 50-minute ferry ride from Hervey Bay after a four-hour drive north from Brisbane, daily direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane, or a shuttle bus service or train from Brisbane to Hervey Bay.

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Vibe Hotel Gold Coast Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is centrally located in the heart of the Gold Coast shopping area, overlooking the picturesque Nerang River. Ideally placed for a leisurely stroll to Surfers Paradise beach, shopping, nightlife, restaurants and attractions, it is a great base for enjoying the Gold Coast lifestyle and fun activities including fishing charters, bungy jumping, surfing or golf. Vibe Hotel Gold Coast features 199 fresh and stylish guest rooms and four suites, a pool, spa and riverside sundeck.

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Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island Set amid a plush National Park and overlooking stunning Moreton Bay, Tangalooma Island Resort is the perfect island escape. Only 75 minutes from Brisbane via luxury catamaran and with over 50 tours and activities on offer, Tangalooma is ideal for a unique adventure or nature based experience in a truly relaxed environment. The highlight of your visit will be the opportunity to closely interact with nature. Each evening, a pod of wild Bottlenose dolphins visits the resort and resort guests wade into the water to hand feed one of these beautiful creatures – a truly unforgettable experience. The resort also offers whale watching cruises (cruises operate Jun-Oct) and the Marine Discovery Cruise which searches the bay for its varied marine creatures and other wildlife. Over 25 free tours and activities. Try the exhilarating sport of sand tobogganing on the Desert Safari tour, snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks, go on an ATV quad bike tour, parasail or take in a scenic helicopter flight. The resort boasts six accommodation options from hotel rooms through to luxury apartments, all with easy access to the beach. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset or dinner at the Fire & Stone Restaurant on South East Queensland’s most exciting island destination. Includes: Dolphin feeding on one night (once per person per stay) and use of many free activities. 36

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Fraser Island Discovery Tours ex Noosa Your choice of either a Fraser One Day tour or Fraser Two Day experience showcases the very best of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island from your base on the Sunshine Coast. Travel in comfort aboard a 4WD vehicle and enjoy the thrill of beach driving at its best. The Fraser Day tour includes a guided rainforest walk, refreshing lake swim and a delicious Aussie lunch. The Two Day experience also includes a visit to Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head and the famous colored sands. Departs: One Day tour departs daily at 6.30am. Two Day experience departs Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 6.30am. Duration: 10 hours (or overnight extension). Includes: Hotel transfers, ferry crossing to Fraser Island, refreshments, lunch, National Park fees. The Fraser Two Day experience includes one night accommodation at Happy Valley and all meals.

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Luxe Escapes Noosa Luxe Escapes offer a world of authentic and exclusive luxurious escapes in Noosa, there is no limit to a guest’s requests. From hand-held itineraries including private jets, helicopter charters to hideaway vacation homes, secluded beach picnics and gastronomical delights to a one-day wellness retreat in nature including yoga on the beach and stand-up paddle boarding in secret hidden groves. Start a morning with a personalized training session tailored to your specific fitness style. Complete the session with a mindful Yoga/Pilates session followed by a guided meditation with the live ocean sound scape of the Pacific. Refuel your body with a nourishing breakfast prepared for you of seasonally fresh, local, organic produce. What about a romantic dusk indulgence, that includes private transfers, sunset views of Noosa paired with a tasting platter and wine to match? Luxe Escapes can tailor each package to give you a unique experience of Noosa unlike no other. PRICE GUIDE: $$ - $$$$$

Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Day Tour

Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter, is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet! Cuddle a koala, hand-feed a kangaroo and watch a saltwater crocodile launch its strike from the water’s edge. Explore their newest addition Bindi’s Island with roaming lemurs and giant Aldabran tortoises, and enjoy your ultimate up-close wildlife adventure. Departs: Daily from 9am. Duration: At leisure to 5pm. Includes: Admission.

Enjoy an unforgettable day at Tangalooma Island Resort, 75 minutes from Brisbane. Hand feed a wild dolphin at sunset, enjoy your choice of lunch, try out the thrilling sport of sand tobogganing and make use of the resorts 50 tours and activities. Departs: Daily 10am from Holt Street Wharf. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Lunch voucher, return catamaran transfers and marine and wildlife presentations.

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Scenic Rim Trail

4 days A 4 day/3 night guided trek that explores Queensland’s High Country’s most breathtaking natural treasures. This truly unique adventure explores an area famous for its stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus. Passionate, experienced guides lead small groups of up to 10 people through 30,000 hectares of parkland, numerous state forests and national parks. Walkers can witness some of Australia’s most spectacular views and the unique wildlife and plants only found in this region; including various types of Wallabies, abundant bird life, native mammals and the even the koala. The exceptional accommodation for guests embarking on this unique walk includes Canopy Eco Lodge and Spicers Peak Lodge. Canopy Eco Lodge consists of ten luxury Safari Tents, a main lodge with

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open fire place, a well-stocked library, central dining area, first class food and wine and dedicated hosts to take care of every need. The final night of the trail includes a night at Spicers Peak Lodge, Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge. Generous lodge suites are complimented with on-site facilities that include a dedicated day spa, heated infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and the hatted Peak Restaurant - serving a locally sourced degustation menu, guaranteed to deliver guests a culinary taste sensation. Includes: Return transfers from Spicers Balfour Brisbane, one night at Spicers Peak Lodge, two nights at Spicers Canopy, gourmet meals and hiking gear, including day packs, hydration equipment and bottles. Price pp twin share, from: 1,999

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Crown Promenade Melbourne Stylish, welcoming and thoroughly modern, Crown Promenade Melbourne is located in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank. Crown Promenade is close to the city center, Melbourne Exhibition Centre and many of Melbourne’s shopping, dining, sporting and cultural precincts. To unwind after a busy day, Mesh restaurant and Tonic bar are conveniently on site, or use the air bridge to connect to Crown’s exciting restaurants, bars and entertainment. For wellbeing, The Deck pool and fitness center is a cool retreat to nurture mind, body and spirit. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid: Apr 1 - Sep 15, 17; Dec 5 - Dec 30, 17 & Jan 1 - Jan 12, 18.

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Crown Metropol Melbourne An elegant oasis of space and calm, Crown Metropol is a modern private getaway in one of the world’s most livable cities, with especially commissioned works of art, bespoke fittings and designer furniture throughout. From the top floors of the 28 story tower, Crown Metropol offers spectacular views of Melbourne’s Yarra River and a bay panorama. The hotel is close to the city's major transportation hubs with easy rail and road access to anywhere in metropolitan Melbourne and beyond. Mr. Hive Kitchen & Bar, Crown Metropol’s signature restaurant features a warm, rustic dining area complete with a lively bar area serving a world class selection of cocktails and irresistible shared platters and snacks, perfect to enjoy with friends. No visit to Crown Metropol is complete without indulging at ISIKA Day Spa. The ultimate cosmopolitan retreat, ISIKA offers luxurious AVEDA spa treatments, relaxation areas, indoor pool and gym with panoramic views. You’ll be captivated by the luminous cityscape from 28 Skybar Lounge, the exclusive club lounge that never fails to impress. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 15, 17; Dec 5 - Dec 30, 17 & Jan 2 - Jan 12, 18.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne offers a sophisticated ambiance in a central location. Surrounding the property are a myriad of local eateries ranging from cafés to fine restaurants. The lanes and arcades that Melbourne is famous for are close by, offering a chance to do some serious shopping. Choose from one, two and three-bedroom apartments and studio rooms, some with balconies and spectacular city views. With quality fittings, appliances and facilities including a pool, sauna and gym, Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne offers the comforts of home in the hub of Melbourne.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 (select room categories only). Valid Apr 4 - Sep 25, 17; Dec 15 - Dec 25, 17 & Jan 2 - Jan 13, 18.

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne Built in 1913 as the Commercial Travelers Club, this Heritage-listed hotel has been meticulously restored to retain the feel and style of the classical 1900s era, whilst at the same time providing guests with leading technology and facilities. The hotel features 340 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites in a grand residence to provide comfort and convenience. Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is one of Australia's grand hotels centrally located in the very heart of one of its most popular cities.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2 (select room categories only). Valid Apr 4 - Sep 25, 17 & Dec 15 - Dec 25, 17.

Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne Blending the zest of the Vibe Hotel brand with the beautiful façade of a heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street. The exciting Melbourne city center is made up of precincts, distinct enclaves, each with its own charm. From here you are also ideally located to take advantage of Melbourne’s tram and rail network. The 163 rooms and six suites are sumptuously decorated at this award-winning property where a variety of dining options are available, from café to à la carte style.

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Pullman Melbourne on the Park Pullman Melbourne on the Park is situated in picturesque East Melbourne and overlooking the iconic MCG, Melbourne Park and the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A short stroll from the shopping and theater districts, this upscale hotel is an escape from the ordinary, where discerning travelers will discover a new level of warmth, service and sophistication. From contemporary rooms and suites appointed with five-star amenities to an array of dining options in and around the hotel. Modern architecture merges with upscale décor to create an ambiance of elegance and prestige.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 28, 17; Oct 1 - Oct 8, 17 & Jan 1 -Jan 14, 18 (Sun-Fri).

Mercure Hotel Welcome Melbourne The Mercure Welcome Melbourne is a great budget-friendly property situated in the heart of Melbourne city center, surrounded by popular shopping precincts, theaters, galleries, bars and restaurants and with vibrant Bourke St Mall and the exciting new Emporium right on your doorstep. Those staying at Mercure Hotel Welcome Australia can enjoy a beverage at Cocoon, after savoring a meal at The Louden Kitchen & Grill. Guests can also try one of the many bars and cafés in the surrounding area.

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Travelodge Southbank Travelodge Southbank is ideally positioned for experiencing all that Southbank and Melbourne has to offer. Guests are within easy walking distance of great restaurants and cafés (chargeback facilities available with some restaurants in Southbank), impressive shopping, renowned art galleries and the Crown Casino. Travelodge Southbank, with 275 fresh and functional guest rooms, is well placed for access to all of Melbourne’s major attractions.

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Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour Stroll through Melbourne’s charming small streets and covered walkways to discover its hidden secrets. Ideal for your first day, the tour offers an insiders view more current than a guidebook. Uncover local designers and specialty stores. A little history and attention to the amazing architecture will inspire you on this fascinating walking tour. With a small group and a knowledgeable local guide, discover places that you would otherwise never find and

get to know and love Melbourne like a local. Other laneway foodie walks are available too. Option with lunch also available (4 hours). Departs: Mon - Sat 10am or 2pm from Federation Square, Melbourne Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Tour guide, souvenir bag with special offers, city map, morning/afternoon stop for sit down coffee, tea or drink with chocolate tasting and free WiFi.

Healesville Sanctuary, Ranges & Puffing Billy Tour

Peninsula Hot Springs Tour

Take a day trip to check out Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Steam Train. At Healesville Sanctuary you’ll meet Australia’s native animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus and dingoes. Afterwards climb aboard the centuryold steam train, Puffing Billy, and travel back in time as you chug through the gorgeous cool climate rainforest before heading back to Melbourne. Departs: Tue, Thu & Sat at 8.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Entry fees. PRICE GUIDE: $ 40

Spend your morning exploring the 20 globally inspired bathing experiences in a beautiful natural environment at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Lunch at a local eatery followed by a visit to Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (Nov-Apr) or Mornington Peninsula Chocolates (May-Oct). Later, seize the day at The Enchanted Adventure Garden before returning to Melbourne. Departs: Mon, Thu & Sat (Mar-Oct) & Mon-Sat (Nov-Feb) from 7.30am Duration: 10-11 hours. Includes: Entrance fees and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Yarra Valley Wine Experience

Great Ocean Road Small Group Journey

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Take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the beautiful Yarra Valley, only one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Expert guides create a social, entertaining and educational day out! Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then sip at cellar door tasting at four premium wineries including a private tour of Domaine Chandon. Kick back and relax over lunch and a glass of wine at one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley, Balgownie Estate. This small group tour offers a personalized insight into the Yarra Valley wine region. Departs: Central Melbourne city locations daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Transfers from selected meeting places, tutored tastings at four premium wineries, lunch with a glass of wine and light nibbles at Domaine Chandon with a glass of bubbly.

Join your Wildlife Guide to find wild koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and birds in their natural habitats. Walk along the beach, see the famous Twelve Apostles from a different angle, and watch the waves of the mighty Southern Ocean. Be driven along a hidden river as it opens up into a wonderland of lakes and wetlands. Get to know the locals at friendly country properties in iconic locations. Departs: Tue & Fri (Oct - Apr) and Tue (May-Sep). Duration: 3 day/2 nights. Includes: Wildlife Guide throughout, two breakfasts, three lunches, two dinners, two nights at friendly, owner-operated first-class boutique properties, transport and all entry fees.

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Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild

Great Ocean Road Classic Tour Spend the day exploring one of the most picturesque stretches of coastal scenery; from the historical Cape Otway Lighthouse and along the Shipwreck Coast to see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the Twelve Apostles where you will be dwarfed by these enormous offshore stacks. Departs: Daily at 7.15am. Duration: 14 hours. Includes: Park entry fees, Aussie lunch and small group guided tour. Maximum 24 passengers.

Experience Australia’s wild animals, on the grasslands and in gum-tree forests, with an experienced Wildlife Guide. Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas that have been part of a research population for 10 years. Learn about each ones history and social life from a Koala Researcher and help create koala habitat. Walk quietly amongst a wild kangaroo mob. Getting close is thrilling, and takes teamwork and guidance - your Wildlife Guide will be watching their body language closely. You can take photographs and observe their complex social life. Look out for cockatoos, kookaburras, echidnas, parrots, emus and wallabies who share the bush with the kangaroos and koalas. Departs: Daily from 8.10am. Duration: 7.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, bush lunch and entry fees.

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Penguins, Koalas & Wildlife Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, visit historic Churchill Island and the Koala Conservation Centre before arriving at Phillip Island to watch as hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach. Departs: Daily at 1pm (Apr - Oct) 2pm (Nov - Mar). Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Small group touring, hotel transfers, lunch, park entry and Penguin Parade premium viewing area.

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Magnificent Melbourne – Morning City Tour Discover the secrets of Melbourne and learn about this city’s colorful past and historical buildings. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see the Southbank waterfront precinct. See some of the city’s architecture including St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Princess and Regent Theatres. Departs: Daily from 8.10am. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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Lake House Lake House is a tranquil retreat in Daylesford that includes rooms and suites in either a waterfront or lodge setting. The renowned restaurant draws appreciative foodies from Australia and around the world. The Award Winning Cellar and its list with over 1,000 references keeps wine buffs happy with its edgy and interesting selection of wines from around the world and of course closer to home. The Salus Day Spa is an oasis of tranquility and offers guests an indulgent way to take to the waters with all manner of hydrotherapy on offer.

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Captain’s at the Bay Captain’s at the Bay is a contemporary B&B with 12 rooms, where old is combined with new in an environment that is friendly and non-intrusive. A variety of rooms are available including the Bridge, a Terrace, a Cottage, the Loft or Top Deck. Each room is thoughtfully decorated with an individual décor, color scheme, artwork and personal touches. Designed to give comfort and privacy all year round, rooms are fully air-conditioned with LCD television, DVD and CD player. Captain’s at the Bay offers exceptional service and a high standard throughout the property.

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Royal Mail Hotel The Royal Mail Hotel is located in the village of Dunkeld at the southern most tip of the Grampians National Park. Quality accommodation and award winning dining options are set in natural surrounds and extensive Australian native gardens. Guest experiences offered include tours of the hotels exceptional collection of over 26,000 local and international wines and the largest kitchen garden in Australia. A sister property is located on a nearby farm which features cozy historic Mt Sturgeon cottages.

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Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel This stunningly restored Victorian mansion is located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Victoria’s premier wine growing region. The hotel features 32 luxurious suites individually decorated with antiques and fine furnishings. The hotel’s two restaurants offer fine local produce, skillfully prepared and Yarra Valley wines from the property’s historic cellar. Surrounded by historically significant gardens, Chateau Yering Hotel is a luxury base from which to explore the beautiful Yarra Valley region. Bonus Offers: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Discover the colonial elegance of Adelaide, South Australia’s stylish capital city. Explore the bustling Adelaide Central Markets, ride a tram to the gleaming white sands of Glenelg Beach or visit one of the many historical or cultural centers.

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Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia

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Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury Your stay in this friendly city is complemented by the historic charm of Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, situated at the heart of the city center, overlooking Victoria Square, adjacent to the Town Hall. Originally the offices for the State Treasury, the property has been completely restored and rejuvenated with its heritage features making it one of the country's most appealing boutique hotels. The hotel features an indoor pool, restaurant and bar and offers a choice of studio rooms with kitchenette or one and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - May 16, 17 & May 19 - Sep 30, 17.

Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide The Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide’s newest 5 star boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city, nearby Adelaide’s laneway bars and entertainment precinct. Mayfair Hotel’s 170 elegant and well-appointed rooms and suites are complemented by amazing spaces including light filled meeting and function rooms, business center, gym, exquisite Mayflower Restaurant & Bar, Café 55 and the breathtaking rooftop bar, HENNESSY. The Mayfair Hotel is a beautifully renovated Heritage-listed building; where the spaces blend harmoniously to create a delightful fusion of past and present.

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InterContinental Adelaide InterContinental Adelaide provides city centre accommodation and is located conveniently beside the banks of the River Torrens. Adjacent the Adelaide Festival Centre, Convention Centre, Casino and directly opposite Adelaide Oval.

DELUXE

Enjoy the comfortable rooms and spacious, tranquil surroundings of InterContinental Adelaide’s modern and luxurious accommodation. The iconic hotel offers a classic and opulent interior design, featuring a marble bathroom with separate bath and shower. Hotel facilities include outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym, two on-site restaurants and the Atrium Lounge, perfect for relaxing with a cocktail or light meal.

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Crowne Plaza Adelaide Perfectly located in the heart of this vibrant city, award-winning Crowne Plaza Adelaide offers modern, spacious rooms, understated style and superior facilities. Indulge in the best of contemporary South Australian cuisine at Redsalt Restaurant. Relax at Redsalt Bar and enjoy world-renowned Adelaide wines from local vineyards. Unwind in the gym, pool or steam room. A wide range of room types will suit all your needs. Enjoy plush bedding, luxurious bathrooms, contemporary design, modern facilities and breathtaking views. Crowne Plaza Adelaide is Adelaide’s hub for the savvy traveler.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 5, 17; Dec 13, 17 - Feb 28, 18 & Mar 5 - Mar 31, 18.

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is the award winning 4.5-star flagship property of Majestic Hotels. All 120 rooms feature modern bathrooms, king size beds, full mini-bar, 24-hour room service and unlimited WiFi. Location is key with the property only 160 feet from the ever-vibrant Rundle Street which houses a huge variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping.

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North Adelaide Heritage Apartments Established by the Twiss Family 29 years ago the North Adelaide Heritage Apartments are boutique owner hosted accommodation featuring historic architecture and Australian antiques in the leafy city precinct of North Adelaide. Situated among high end boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and restored villas, the Buxton Manor – a country house in the city offering unique accommodation, or the extraordinary Fire Station Inn with its very own unique fire truck in your room include a bevy of luxury features all complemented by complimentary WiFi excellent room service choices and free Connector City Bus which goes past all city attractions. Fire Station Inn

Buxton Manor

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ibis Adelaide Located in the heart of the city center the hotel’s 311 rooms comprise of the latest Samsung television technology and views over the Adelaide Hills. The restaurant and bar spill out onto balconies that overhang Grenfell Street and share the floor with restaurant and conference facilities. The indoor gym comprises of Technogym equipment and WiFi is available throughout the hotel. ibis Adelaide is adjacent to Rundle Mall and the Adelaide Oval, with the casino and Convention Centre within walking distance. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid May 1 - Sep 15, 17; Dec 15 - Dec 30, 17; Jan 1 - Jan 15, 18 & Jan 22 - Jan 31, 18.

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Adelaide / SIGHTSEEING & TOURING

Experience exceptional Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay The Eyre Peninsula is a beautiful, untamed region of Australia – boasting some of the country’s best seafood, scenic locations and native wildlife. Fully guided over two days. Experience spectacular coastal scenery in South Australia ranging from ancient cliffs to stunning, long footprint free beaches bordered by massive sand dunes. See pristine and clear waters of the Southern Ocean and untouched natural beauty through the National Parks. Hand

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feed the native animals such as kangaroos, koala, emu and native birds. Departs: Port Lincoln Hotel Mon & Thu (except blackout dates). Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: Hotel transfers, one night’s accommodation in an Ocean View Room at the Port Lincoln Hotel, daily lunch, entry fees and activities.

Price pp twin share, from: 715

Swim with Wild Dolphins

Kangaroo Island Experience

Temptation is a 58-foot sailing catamaran operating from Glenelg. The dolphin swim cruise has a 100 percent success rate of seeing dolphins, so swims are guaranteed. Your encounter with wild dolphins in their natural environment will amaze and delight you. Departs: Daily (Nov-Mar) and Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun (Sep-Oct) (Apr-May). Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, wetsuit and snorkel gear.

Discover the highlights of Kangaroo Island in comfort. Get close to nature at Seal Bay and watch Australian sea lions frolic on the beautiful beach. See Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and koalas at Hanson Bay Sanctuary. Departs: Daily at 6.45am. Duration: 16 hours. Includes: Coach transfers, return ferry crossing, lunch, park entry fee and commentary by local driver guide.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Adelaide City Highlights

Best of Barossa

Adelaide is a cosmopolitan city with a blend of European and modern architecture, offering a wealth of experiences including great food and wine, arts, culture, and world-class sporting events. This tour offers an introduction to the best of Adelaide. Departs: Daily 9.15am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and commentary by local guide.

A comprehensive tour to tastefully explore South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley. Visit the region’s premium wineries such as Two Hands, Torbreck, Henschkes and Charles Melton, with your experienced wine guide. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, wine tastings, refreshments and gourmet lunch.

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Fork and Grape - Off Piste 4WD Tours

Insider's Adelaide

Off Piste 4WD Tours and award-winning McLaren Vale restaurant The Salopian Inn have joined forces to offer an exclusive 4WD food safari less than an hour south of Adelaide. The Fork and Grape Tour takes you on an exciting day’s exploration of new food and wine experiences combined with an exhilarating journey through the pristine natural beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Departs: Daily at 9.30am. Duration: 8 hours Includes: 3-course lunch and refreshments.

Walk with a local guide to discover the best of Adelaide’s highlights and hidden secrets. Your choice of four unique and insightful tours: Market Culture, Classic Adelaide, East End Pub Culture, or West End Art. Departs: Central city locations daily at 10am or 2pm. Duration: 2 or 4 hours. Includes: Experienced local guide, refreshments and entrance fees. The 4-hour tour also includes lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

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ACCOMMODATION / Beyond Adelaide

Beyond Adelaide From the brilliant white beaches of the Limestone Coast to the world famous wineries of the Barossa Valley, South Australia is definitely a destination for those with a taste for the finer things in life. Visit world-famous wineries, dig for an opal in Coober Pedy or see the stunning landscapes of the Flinders Ranges.

Jacobs Creek Winery, Barossa Valley

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort The resort features 140 apartments, incorporating 116 studio rooms and 24 two-bedroom apartments, each with a private balcony. All rooms are designed with comfort in mind and create a sense of spaciousness and contemporary décor. You have the option to relax, get active or indulge your senses. Experience the 18-hole Tanunda Pines Golf Club, outdoor heated pool, half-court basketball, badminton and tennis courts, gymnasium, bike hire and more. Indulge in a 'spa-tacular' treatment at Endota day spa or meet a local wine-maker at the daily complimentary wine tasting.

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Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy In 1981, Umberto Coro began to realize a dream of sharing the extraordinary experience of underground living in Coober Pedy with visitors to the town. He has been associated with the towns mining and hospitality industry for more than 26 years, so in 1984 construction on the Desert Cave Hotel commenced. The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dug-out style living, underground shops, bar and opal display areas, all within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy. For an experience of a lifetime, stay in one of the underground rooms, or if you prefer, above ground rooms are also available. Sleeping underground is a unique experience; the rooms are quiet, cool, dark and airy with high ceilings. Past guests have commented that sleeping underground was one of the best night’s sleep they’ve ever had. Enjoy an excellent selection of menu items at Umberto’s Restaurant and be sure to pop into the lounge bar for a pre-dinner drink. For breakfast or lunch options, visit the Crystal Café located underground. To get the best out of your stay, experience one of the touring options and let the experienced local guides give you a greater insight into the history of living and working in such a unique and harsh environment. Ask about car hires which allow guests to continue on to Uluru or Alice Springs.

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Sea Crescent Overlooking the Southern Ocean in the sea side town of Victor Harbor, Sea Crescent has panoramic views of the white-sand beaches of the southern Coast of South Australia and is the perfect place to stop on the way to Kangaroo Island and Adelaide.

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Kangaroo Island / ACCOMMODATION

Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase National Park

Visit Australia’s own Galapagos – where native kangaroos, koalas, wombats, seals and echidnas are found in abundance. Discover the unusual rock formations of the Remarkables Rocks, and then stroll down the beach to watch seals laze in the sun.

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Western River Wilderness Protection Area

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Southern Ocean Lodge

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It’s a challenge to imagine a more sympathetic tribute to the wild beauty of Kangaroo Island than Southern Ocean Lodge. Cosseted from the elements in modern suites that favor refined comfort over ostentation, myriad thoughtful details from organic furnishings to warm limestone underfoot create a feeling of relaxed luxury. The social hub of the lodge is the Great Room, a breathtaking designer space of restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge framing remarkable views of rugged coastline. With a passion for providing a real ‘sense of place’, dining is a true gastronomic journey with the best and freshest regional ingredients honored across every menu. A generous ‘at-home’ feel flows throughout with a convivial open bar and walk-in cellar featuring an exclusively South Australian wine selection. Naturalist guides lead guests to first-hand experiences; a walk amongst the sea lions, spotting a soaring osprey or coming up close to a kangaroo are just some of the island’s many privileges. The secluded Southern Spa features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals. To find a retreat this exceptional in a location this remote only adds to the wonder that is Southern Ocean Lodge. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3 and receive a take home selection of gourmet treats, an AU$50 Southern Spa treatment voucher and an AU$50 Bespoke Experience voucher. Valid May 1 – Sep 30, 17. Includes: All dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, signature experiences and island airport transfers.

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Sea Dragon Lodge Sea Dragon Lodge is set on a spectacular seafront estate overlooking a stunning coastline on Kangaroo Island. The pristine private beach is just below, wildlife abounds: kangaroos, echidnas, goannas and a bevy of birdlife. Blissful seclusion and stunning views. A private world of relaxed, informal luxury, that’s the Sea Dragon experience... Leave refreshed and feeling that they have enjoyed an authentic, nature-based Australian experience, as Sea Dragon Lodge allows you to immerse yourself in some of the best that Australia has to offer.

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Aurora Ozone Hotel The Aurora Ozone Hotel offers a truly unique location, set along the foreshore of Kingscote, overlooking panoramic views of Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island. Located within the Ozone Hotel, the Zone Restaurant provides guests with a memorable experience as they sample the best local produce through their extensive menu creations while enjoying fantastic sea views, where seals and dolphins can often be spotted. Boasting 78 uniquely furnished rooms, the Hotel offers a variety of rooms, suites, apartments, townhouses and penthouses to accommodate all travelers visiting Kangaroo Island. Guest facilities include a gymnasium and outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi is available throughout the complex.

Kangaroo Island Wanderer

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KI Food, Wine & Marine Life Discover Kangaroo Island’s stunning nature and wildlife, food and wine on this fantastic day tour. Let your local guide introduce you to some of the Island’s leading food and wine producers. See unique marine life including dolphins and sealions on the 3-hour Explorer tour. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch featuring locally grown produce. Departs: Kingscote Wed, Fri & Sun at 8.30am. Duration: 9 Hours. Includes: Lunch, admission fees and a full day touring.

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Fly to Kangaroo Island and meet your experienced local wildlife guide on this small group 4WD tour. Explore iconic landscapes, enjoy delicious local produce and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Visit Seal Bay, Flinders Chase National Park and see the spectacular Remarkable Rocks. Learn the engaging stories of this iconic Australian island from a local. Special dietary needs catered for if advised at time of booking.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Best of Kangaroo Island

Departs: Kingscote daily at 8.15am Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, breakfast, home-baked morning tea, al fresco lunch, alcoholic drinks, admission fees and touring.

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Experience wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery and locally grown produce as you explore Kangaroo Island over two days. Visit Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park. Departs: Adelaide daily (Oct–Apr), Sun, Tue, Thu and Sat (May-Sep). Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: Coach and ferry transfers, one nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel, admission fees and touring.

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Enjoy a small group 4WD day tour of Kangaroo Island. Fly to Kangaroo Island and watch sea lions frolic at Seal Bay and spot kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife in their natural habitat and learn the stories of this iconic Australian island in a conversation tailored to your interests. Departs: Kingscote daily at 10am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Home-baked morning tea, al fresco lunch, alcoholic drinks, admission fees and touring.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,027

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

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View wildlife in their natural habitat including koalas, kangaroos and sea lions on a small group 4WD tour. Meet your experienced local wildlife guide and explore iconic landscapes, enjoy delicious local produce and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Learn the engaging stories of this iconic Australian island from a local. Departs: Kingscote daily at 10am. Duration: 2 days/2 nights Includes: Two nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, breakfast, dinner, home-baked morning tea, al fresco lunch, alcoholic drinks, admission fees and touring.

Kangaroo Island in Style

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ACCOMMODATION / Red Centre, Northern Territory Gibb River

Red Centre, Northern Territory

Bungle Bungles

Kalkaringi

Halls Creek

Karumba

Newcastle Waters

Burketown

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Alice Springs

The vast monoliths of Uluru and nearby formations of Kata Tjuta are both visually stunning and culturally significant to Aboriginals. Walk the Olga Gorge or around the Base of Uluru to get some perspective of the size before watching the sun magically change the colors at sunrise or sunset.

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Longitude 131°

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Camping certainly doesn’t come more glamorous nor the view from the ‘tent’ more spectacular than this. At Longitude 131°, a gathering of luxury pavilions overlooking Uluru, the vibe is intimate and civilized. Artfully arranged around a red-velour sand dune, the desert base fans out from the cool sanctuary of the Dune House, site of lounging, cocktails and Rock gazing. Dine on contemporary cuisine infused with Indigenous flavors overlooking the nation’s spiritual heart or under a glittering canopy of stars at Table 131°. In the spirit of the original pioneers, relax after a day’s exploring in a canopied pavillion complete with bespoke bed, Indigenous artworks and a swag of mod cons.’ Tempting as it is to hunker down, venture from the lodge to discover the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, explored on a series of signature guided encounters. Longitude 131° is a place to really feel that the most desirable luxuries of today are infinite time, endless space and the sweet sound of silence.

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Includes: All dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, signature experiences and round-trip Ayers Rock Airport transfers.

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Sails in the Desert Hotel Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, Sails in the Desert Hotel is Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel. The interior décor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with the renowned Mulgara Gallery and significant artworks featured throughout. All rooms include a balcony and Indigenous artwork. Enjoy a cocktail in the beautiful grounds or relax with a treatment at the Red Ochre Spa. The hotel also features lively, buffet style cuisine at Ilkari Restaurant and al fresco dining at Piru Pool Bar. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights and receive a reduced rate. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

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Desert Gardens Hotel A comfortable hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel offers a range of accommodation options, from Garden View rooms to Deluxe rooms with magnificent views of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Set as its name suggests in a garden of beautiful ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, Desert Gardens Hotel offers a relaxing environment to return to after sightseeing. Guests can unwind in the comfort of their private balcony or courtyard, or near the pool enjoying cocktails at the end of the day.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights and receive a reduced rate.. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge With its relaxed Outback ambiance and friendly staff, you will experience traditional Aussie hospitality at the Outback Pioneer Hotel. Taste Australia’s pioneering past as you enjoy a beer and some Outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback barbecue. Swap stories of your day's adventures or sing along with the nightly entertainment. Alternatively, opt for the quieter Bough House Restaurant with a buffet dinner. The Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge offers a choice of hotel or budget accommodation in relaxed surrounds.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights and receive a reduced rate. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

Tali Wiru

Sounds of Silence

Tali Wiru, meaning 'Beautiful Dune' in the local Anangu language, is a unique fine dining experience under the Outback sky. Savor champagne and canapés as the sun sets while listening to the sounds of the didgeridoo. Stroll to an isolated dune-top for an intimate 4-course table d’hote dinner with matched Australian premium wines. After dinner, fall under the spell of a local storyteller who will captivate you with stories of Aboriginal history, language, spirituality, land and culture. Departs: Daily at sunset (Apr 1 - Oct 31). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner and premium Australian wines and Field of Light pass. Children 15 years and under are not catered for.

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At the Sounds of Silence experience you’ll dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A path takes you to an uninterrupted 360° view of this vast landscape. In front of you the fabled Uluru, behind the domes of Kata Tjuta and possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Feast on a barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo, crocodile and bush salads with Australian wines. Attention then turns to some of the world's best stargazing, as the Star Talker takes you on a tour of the spectacular night sky. Departs: Daily at sunset. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner and alcoholic beverages.

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SIGHTSEEING / Red Centre, Northern Territory

Patji Aboriginal Experience

Kata Tjuta Domes

Accompany the traditional Uluru family to their homelands called Patji and spend time learning about the oldest living culture in the world. A unique and exclusive touring experience, Patji is located just outside of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park south of Uluru. Explore this extraordinary environment by 4WD with your Aboriginal host, stopping along the journey to hear stories such as how Paddy Uluru fought for Aboriginal land rights to where Uluru is today. The Uluru family will share their story with you on this authentic and personable cultural experience. Join them for afternoon tea at a remote shelter to hear how they survived in this desert environment before tourism started in the region. Continue on to a private sand dune to marvel at the expanse of the desert overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta while enjoying drinks and light snacks as the sun sets. Departs: Tue, Thu and Sat 1-2pm (Apr 1 – Oct 31). Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Guide, Aboriginal host, entry into Aboriginal lands, afternoon tea, bottled water, non-alcoholic sunset drinks and appetizers.

Your small group tour will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. From here it is a 25 mile journey through the desert landscape to the mighty rock formation.

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Uluru Sunset & Barbecue Dinner

Uluru Highlights As you travel on your small group tour towards Uluru its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting its presence in this country. Your guide will take you to a special location to watch the sun rise as you enjoy an Outback picnic breakfast. Your guide will then escort you along the Kuniya Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. You will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (woma python) and their battle for control of Uluru. See the rock art site of the ancients and hear how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. After the walk your guide will drive you around the complete base of Uluru and share stories of the Mala People. Departs: Daily 4.45am-6.15am (depending on sunrise) from all Ayers Rock Resort hotels. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Professional guide, touring in modern vehicle, Outback picnic breakfast, water to refill bottles. Those who are more adventurous might like to book Uluru Trek, the full 7.4 mile base trek of Uluru. An opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the nature and culture of this giant monolith. PRICE GUIDE: $

Enjoy nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine as the sun sinks over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of color for which Uluru is famous. After sunset enjoy a barbecue dinner of local cuisine followed by a tour of the night sky and the visible constellations. Departs: Daily 90 minutes prior to sunset. Duration: 3.45 hours. Includes: Hotel PRICE GUIDE: $

Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Rise early and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Continue to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and follow the walking trail through Walpa Gorge to explore the formations. Departs: Daily, 90 minutes before sunrise. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea, coffee and biscuits.

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Uluru Guided Base Walk

Field of Light Sunrise Transfer to the Field of Light Location to see the 50,000 globes of light in complete darkness before making your way to raised viewing platform for tea, coffee or hot chocolate. As the sun rises, watch the Field of Light transform as the natural light brightens the landscape. Departs: Daily, 90 minutes before sunrise. Duration: 2.25 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea, coffee and biscuits.

View the first rays of sun light awaken Uluru from darkness through blue, purple and terracotta hues. Enjoy a light breakfast before transferring to Kuniya Piti to start the 6.2 mile walk around the base. See the sacred sites, waterholes and gorges and hear the Tjukurpa (beliefs of the local Anangu) story of the Mala Men. Departs: Daily, 90 minutes before sunrise. Duration: 6.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and light breakfast. PRICE GUIDE: $

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You will make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you walk between the domes up Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes. As you stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls your guide explains how the environment and the geology have evolved over millions of years. You will return to your hotel in time for guests who want to join the Sounds of Silence or Tali Wiru dinner (additional cost). Departs: Daily 1-2.30pm (depending on sunset) from all Ayers Rock Resort hotels. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Driver guide, touring in modern vehicle and water to refill bottles.

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Red Centre, Northern Territory / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Alice Springs Set against the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges, the DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs is located nine miles from Alice Springs Airport and close to the Convention Centre and Lasseters Casino. All of the spacious guest rooms and suites offer mountain views, luxurious bedding and high-speed internet access. Work out in the 24-hour fitness center, improve your serve on one of two tennis courts, swim in the heated outdoor pool overlooking the lush garden landscape or play a round on the 18-hole golf course located just next door. Springs Restaurant is open for breakfast daily, or try Hanuman for lunch and dinner.

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Aurora Alice Springs The vibrant Aurora Alice Springs is the only accommodation situated on Todd Mall in the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct of Alice Springs. A popular choice, the hotel features a courtyard and pool area, the Red Ochre Grill Restaurant with contemporary and native cuisine and one of the finest collections of Central Australian photography by Ken Duncan. All 109 rooms provide modern conveniences including a refrigerator, coffee facilities, cable television and complimentary WiFi. Aurora Alice Springs location places you right in the center of the activity.

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ibis Styles Oasis Alice Springs ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis sits just minutes from the town center along the banks of the Todd River and features 102 rooms, two pools set among tropical gardens, a spa, BBQ area, restaurant and bar. Warm and inviting, guest rooms at ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis provide a relaxing space that is both comfortable and functional. Choose from a range of convenient room configurations including inter-connecting and reduce mobility rooms. Each room features air-conditioning, wired and wireless Internet access, a TV with in-room movies, a fridge, an iron, coffee and tea making facilities, and a modern ensuite. ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis is ideal when exploring the attractions of Alice Springs. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 8, 17; Jun 12 - Aug 24, 17; Aug 28 - Aug 31, 17 & Sep 4, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

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Kings Canyon Resort Kings Canyon Resort is located in the Red Centre of Australia, three hours from Uluru (Ayers Rock) and four and a half hours from Alice Springs. The sensitively designed property is located in Watarrka National Park, just six miles from the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon. The Resort is an oasis in the Outback for travelers looking to explore the Red Centre from a well-appointed base camp, complete with pampering amenities and activities for the whole family. All units contain insect screens, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities and extra blankets. Experience the Rim Walk by climbing to the top of Kings Canyon to view the spectacular sunrise or sunset. Immerse yourself in a one hour Aboriginal Cultural Tour. Experience spear and boomerang displays, learn about bush tucker and bush medicine, learn local languages, purchase local arts and craft and much more!

Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas

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A Town Like Alice

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (included) en route. Enjoy marvelous views of Watarrka National Park as you climb and follow the rim, stopping at look-out points. Time permitted to descend the Canyon or take a shorter walk before returning to Uluru. Departs: Daily 4 - 4.30am. Duration: 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and cooked breakfast.

Tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including The School of the Air which provides an educational service for children living in remote areas. Visit Telegraph Station, the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Enjoy panoramic views from Anzac Hill across Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges. Departs: Daily at 1.50pm (Apr-Nov), Mon, Thu & Sat (Dec-Feb). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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ACCOMMODATION / Darwin, Top End Melville Cobourg Island Peninsula

Darwin, The Top End

Bathurst Island

Murgenella Wildlife Sanctuary

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SKYCITY Darwin SKYCITY is Darwin’s exclusive beachside resort. The property features luxury accommodation, a world-class entertainment complex, five restaurants and eight bars. Relax by the two swimming pools, laze on the private beach. Make the most of the 24-hour entertainment choices or indulge in a treatment at the Lagoon Day Spa. Guests also enjoy complimentary WiFi, car parking, laundry facilities and gym. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 13, 17; Apr 18 - May 31, 17; Oct 1 - Nov 15, 17; Nov 26 - Dec 23, 17; Dec 27 – Dec 30, 17 & Jan 3 - Mar 29, 18.

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Adina Apartment Hotel & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are located in Darwin's newest hotspot. The two hotels share the prime position and enjoy picturesque water views. Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront boasts 121 studios and one-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens and Vibe Hotel offers 120 guest rooms. Take a leisurely stroll along Darwin’s seafront promenade, shopping and restaurants. Unwind at the pool or enjoy the myriad of boutiques, cafés and attractions nearby.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights at the Adina Apartment Hotel and receive breakfast daily. Valid Oct 16 - Nov 16, 17; Nov 18 - Dec 30, 17 & Jan 2 - Mar 31, 18.

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Darwin The DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin is on Darwin's famous Esplanade – accessible to Darwin’s city center, vibrant Mitchell Street, Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin Wharf Precinct and famous historical landmarks. Hotel services include same-day laundry, 24-hour business center, fitness center (located in the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin), outdoor swimming pool and tropical gardens, as well as three flexible meeting spaces. Poolside Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers an exciting menu featuring modern Australian cuisine with a twist of the Territory. Bonus Offer: Stay Fri-Sun and receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

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Novotel Darwin CBD The Novotel Darwin CBD is located in the city centre, opposite the Esplanade and overlooking the delightful Darwin Harbour. The hotel’s atrium features a spectacular indoor tropical rainforest with palm trees and running water. All rooms are spacious with all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay. On-site facilities include Zest Restaurant and Terrace open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Jabiru Bar, tour desk, swimming pool with spa.

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Wildman Wilderness Lodge In the majestic Mary River National Park Wetlands, approximately halfway between Darwin and Kakadu, Wildman Wilderness Lodge provides an unforgettable experience. The Lodge is just a two hour or 106-mile drive from Darwin or you can fly from Darwin to the property’s bush airstrip in just 30 minutes. With teeming wildlife, unique tours and all the modern comforts, this is a world far removed from your own. Surrounded by a seasonal floodplain, a year-round, naturally occurring billabong and natural habitat for hundreds of species of birds and animals, adventure is right on your doorstep. After a day of adventure, return to the communal lounge for delicious meals and wine. The communal lounge is the focal point of the resort and epitomizes Top End architecture. It is a central meeting for guests to unwind, housing the restaurant and bar. Similarly appealing are the 10 indulgent, romantic cabins or ‘Habitats’ providing quality accommodation for your stay in the Top End wilderness, whilst the 15 ‘Safari Tents’ offer an equally stylish ensuite luxury ‘camping’ option for the more adventurous guests. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily.

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Tiwi Islands by Design Depart Darwin at 8am on the Tiwi Mantawi for a two and a half hour SeaLink NT cruise to the Aboriginal community of Wurrimyanga on Bathurst Island. Upon arrival your local Tiwi guide will meet you and commence a leisurely walking tour of the community. Begin with a traditional Tiwi welcome with totem dances, smoking ceremony and morning tea with the locals. Continue to the Museum where you will learn about the history of the early missionaries, the traders and the role of the Tiwis in World War II.

pottery & painting can all be purchased directly from the artists. Spend some time this afternoon in a screen printing workshop with local artists. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi designs to print onto your t-shirt or tea towel - a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi visit. Departs: Darwin 8am Thu & Fri (Apr 1 – Dec 15). Additional seasonal departures: Jun 5, 19, 26; Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Aug 14, 21, 28. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Morning tea and lunch.

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SIGHTSEEING & TOURING / Darwin, Top End

Kakadu & East Alligator River

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Travel across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu National Park. Take a guided walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock. Join the Yellow Water Billabong Cruise to observe saltwater crocodiles and a colorful range of prolific bird life. Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, before an overnight stay in Kakadu. On day two, stop at Ubirr for a short walk to view more rock art before joining a Guluyambi Cruise

along the East Alligator River in search of crocodiles. Accompanied by an Aboriginal guide, and with the special permission of the local people, go ashore in Arnhem Land before returning to Darwin via the Bowali Visitor Centre. Departs: 6.15am daily (AprNov); Mon and Thu (Dec-Mar). Duration: Two days. Includes: One night accommodation, choice of hotel grade, park ticket and lunch on both days. Price pp twin share, from: 510

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Kakadu National Park is a landscape of exceptional beauty and diversity. Travel across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains to Kakadu, stopping at the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays. Join a local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. After lunch, visit Nourlangie Rock to see the ancient Aboriginal rock art. Departs: Daily 6.30am. Duration: 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

Travel past former WWII airstrips, stopping briefly at the War Cemetery before continuing to Edith Falls for a swim in the paperbark and pandanas fringed waterhole. After lunch join a two-hour cruise through Katherine Gorge, viewing the sandstone cliff walls before returning to Darwin via the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek. Departs: Mon, Wed, Sat at 6.30am. Duration: 14 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

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Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience Board a 30-minute scenic flight to Bathurst Island and meet your local guide for a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Nguiu (Wurrumiyanga). Visit local sights; learn about the colorful history of the early mission days and traditional ways of life. Departs: Mon, Tue, Wed (Aprmid-Dec & Feb-Mar) at 7.30am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Return flights to Bathurst Island, traditional smoking ceremony, morning tea and lunch.

Located 90-minutes south of Darwin, Litchfield National Park retains its mysterious spirituality in the silence of still forest valleys and rock face escarpments. View the rugged sandstone, monsoon forests, spectacular waterfalls and fascinating termite mounds. Visit Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls and Wangi Falls which offer crystal clear waterholes for a refreshing swim. Departs: Daily at 7.15am. Duration: 10.75 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

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The Henry Jones Art Hotel This former jam factory and waterfront warehouse from the 1820’s has been transformed into an enthralling hotel, dedicated to showcasing the work of Tasmania's finest artists. All suites feature natural timber furnishings, special lighting and a lavish king-size bed. Most suites have harbor views, while others overlook the characterful glass atrium revealing glimpses of the old jam factory interior.

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The Lodge on Elizabeth Experience the grace and grandeur of this stately Georgian Mansion. The Lodge on Elizabeth is elegant heritage accommodation, located just a short stroll to the Hobart city center. All rooms have their own ensuite with the larger more luxurious rooms featuring spas, four-poster, half tester or antique beds. There are 13 rooms plus a self-contained cottage, conveniently situated within a few minutes walk to over 30 North Hobart restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. There are many tourist attractions within close proximity for both the adventurous and those looking for something a little more tranquil.

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Hadley’s Orient Hotel Hadley’s Orient Hotel, affectionately known as the Grand Old Dame of Hobart, has nestled in the heart of this vibrant city and in the fond memories of many a guest for over 180 years. Hadley’s was originally built by convict labor in 1834 and is one of the oldest hotels in Australia. Steeped in history, the property has known many names, owners and guises during its existence, becoming an iconic venue in the Hobart landscape. The charming venue boasts 71 elegantly styled suites and is home to the distinguished Mary Hadley Room, celebrated Orient Bar, and renowned traditional Afternoon Tea Experience. Exemplary service complements outstanding accommodation, extensive guest services and graceful design. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid May 1 – Aug 31, 17. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart The Woolstore is rich in history and is on land once known as ‘Wapping’ and occupied by shanty housing. At around the turn of the 20th century the site became a wool storage and treatment facility, and over a hundred years later was converted into an apartment hotel. The 242 hotel rooms and apartments offer contemporary style accommodation, free WiFi and parking, 24-hour services, along with an on-site bar and restaurant featuring famous Tasmanian produce. The Woolstore offers guests exceptional service, and it’s just a block from Hobart’s waterfront.

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Saffire Freycinet

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Saffire Freycinet on Tasmania's east coast is a premium luxury property that is truly in touch with the beauty and depth of its natural surroundings. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazard Range, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind with nature and breathtaking beauty. Saffire features 20 beautifully appointed, luxurious suites with Tasmanian timber furnishings and fittings, alluring views, generous relaxation area and an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings. With an exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar, this experience is a celebration of the art of service, internal and external well-being, local culinary delights, ancient landscapes and abundant wildlife. Includes: All meals, mini-bar and select deluxe beverages (prior dinner), Saffire activities and an AU$100 spa credit per suite per stay.

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The Sebel Launceston This elegant boutique-style hotel is in a central location, close to all major attractions in the Tamar Valley. The Sebel Launceston is within walking distance of the city and Launceston’s vibrant and colorful Seaport, and offers spacious self-contained accommodation complimented by full hotel services. All suites include a private, furnished balcony with many featuring an indulgent spa bath, kitchenette and laundry. Leisure facilities include a restaurant showcasing locally inspired dishes, a bar, gymnasium, relaxing terraces, an open fireplace and car parking.

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Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge is considered one of Australia's iconic wilderness experiences. Located on the edge of the spectacular World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, the Lodge provides a luxury haven amid the wilderness. It showcases the best of Tasmanian lifestyle, with warm hospitality, sensational local food and wine, the stunning Waldheim Alpine Spa, beautiful scenery, and magnificent wilderness surrounds. A selection of spacious room types each offer a balcony and gas or log fire, while some rooms feature a spa. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Icons of Tasmania - Small Group Tour

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Experience the magic of Australia’s Island State with its pristine wilderness, endemic wildlife, beautiful beaches, a sense of history and the finest of contemporary Tasmanian hospitality. Designed by people who know and love Tasmania, this small group tour incorporates Tasmanian icons such as iconic Wineglass Bay, UNESCO World Heritage Cradle Mountain, Tasmanian devils, convict ruins of Port Arthur, vibrant Salamanca Market and ancient temperate rainforest at Mount Field National Park. Departs: Saturday from Hobart and finishes in Launceston on Wednesday. Duration: 5 Days. Includes: Local guide, 4 nights’ accommodation, attraction entries and breakfast and lunch daily. Minimum 4 and maximum 12 passengers.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,961

One Day Historic Tasmania

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On a beautiful island National Park off Tasmania’s east coast, small groups of just 10 guests and two friendly guides explore pristine beaches, ancient blue gum forests and convict settlements. The island is a Noah’s Ark for rare Tasmanian birds and animals and enjoys World Heritage status. Every evening's reward is a three course candlelit dinner with Tasmania's finest food and wine. The first two nights are spent in exclusive wilderness camps and the final night is in the restored colonial Bernacchi House. You carry a light pack and walk 18-27 miles over four days. The adventure starts and finishes in Hobart. Departs: Daily (Oct 1-May 1). Duration: 4 days. Includes: Meals, hotel transfers, three nights accommodation, refreshments, park entry fees, backpacks and waterproof jackets.

Price per person twin share, from: 2,009

One Day Wilderness & Wildlife

Explore Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site with its many attractions. Visit the famous geological features of the Peninsula as you explore the rugged coastline. Discover the historic village of Richmond with its well preserved colonial architecture. Departs: Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun at 9am from Hobart. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry to Port Arthur historic site and lunch.

This small group tour takes you to Tasmania’s oldest National Park. Enjoy light hiking to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Tall Trees in Tasmania’s wilderness. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring Tasmanian produce as well as an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Tasmania’s native wildlife at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri at 9am from Hobart. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry fees and lunch.

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Seafood Seduction Tour

The Bruny Island Long Weekend

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Spend the day cruising on pristine waterways gathering seafood. Enjoy rock lobster, oysters shucked straight from the water and watch your guide dive for abalone and sea urchin. Be delighted as your catch is turned into a delicious seafood feast accompanied by gourmet local produce. Departs: Daily from Hobart at 9am. Duration: 7.5 hours. Includes: Rock lobster, abalone, sea urchin, mussels, oysters, salmon, salad, cheeses, wine, beer, cider and juice.

This award winning luxury short break captures and epitomizes the Tasmanian experience. This three-day walk takes guests from Hobart, via private boat to Bruny Island. Eight guests are treated to coastal walks, produce direct from the source, luxury camping and exquisite meals. Departs: Tue & Fri (Oct - Apr) from Hobart Duration: 3 days. Includes: 2 nights glamping accommodation, hotel transfers, boat transfers, meals and National Park Pass.

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The Maria Island Walk

Port Arthur and Tassie Devils

This multi-award winning journey explores the spectacular coastline of Bruny Island in custom-built yellow boats. Cruise beneath some of Australia’s highest sea cliffs, enter deep-sea caves and join in the search for abundant wildlife such as seals, dolphins, migrating whales and sea birds. Departs: Daily at 8am from Hobart. Duration: 9.5 hours Includes: Return guided bus tour from Hobart, sightseeing, morning tea, lunch and three hour wilderness cruise.

A complete Southern Tasmanian iconic experience. Visit the Devil Conservation Park where you can witness the Tasmania Devils feeding and the free flight bird show. Continue to the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided walking tour before enjoying a short harbor cruise. Return to Hobart via the historic village of Richmond and see Australia’s oldest bridge. Departs: Hobart Mon, Tue, Fri & Sun at 7.30am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and entrance fees.

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SMALL SHIP CRUISING / Tasmania

Pristine Tasmania

The 7-night coastal expedition cruise from Hobart is an active adventure showcasing the wild beauty and remarkable heritage of Australia’s island state, all in the intimate comfort of Coral Expeditions classic small ship Coral Expeditions I. Take advantage of the long daylight hours in Tasmania and feature bushwalks in national parks and World Heritage areas, led by the Expedition Team and a special guest Parks and Wildlife Ranger. Join an optional hike of the start of the famed South Coast Track at Cockle Bay, the rugged Fluted Cape of Bruny Island or the early morning scenic Wineglass Bay lookout in the Freycinet National Park. Spend two days exploring the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area at Port Davey and Bathurst Harbor. Normally only accessible by a 7-day hike or light aircraft, this region is undoubtedly one of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes on earth. At mealtimes, come back to the comfort of your ship to enjoy an outstanding menu of Tasmanian produce and local specialities. This is complemented by a specifically curated wine list featuring a selection of Tasmania’s finest cool-climate varietals. The Vessel Coral Expeditions I – Purpose built for cruising the Kimberley Coast, the fully refurbished ship is a 115-foot catamaran, accommodating just 44 guests and represents great value for money. This small ship offers an intimate cruising experience with the on-board facilities you would expect from a much larger vessel. All accommodation is air-conditioned with private en-suites and the choice of single or double beds. All rooms are serviced daily and feature toiletries. Onboard Facilities Coral Expeditions I feature air-conditioned dining room, two air-conditioned lounges, a sundeck, wireless internet available for personal devices, reference library, phone and fax facilities, fully stocked bar and limited laundry facilities. 44 passenger excursion vessel “Xplorer” in addition to a fleet of zodiacs.

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listed Darlington: “Convict Trail of Australia”, tour restored 17th century convict penitentiary, view the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs, from HOBART AND RIVER DERWENT River Derwent and mighty Tasman Encampment Cove walk to the ruins of Maria Island’s second (probationBridge, Captain’s Welcome Drinks, Tasmanian cheeses and Bruny Island era) convict station at Point Lesueur on the island’s west coast (also oysters, D’Entrecasteaux Channel, overnight anchorage near Bruny known as Long Point). Island. TASMAN NATIONAL PARK 984-foot sea cliffs and monumental rock TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

WOODBRIDGE & HUON Tour and tasting at Grandvewe Cheeses, Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre, Huon Cruise and Franklin Township, Wooden Boat School, cruise South East Cape, southernmost point of Tasmania.

formations of Tasman National Park, Tasman Arch, The Candlestick and Cathedral Rock seals, dolphins and albatross at Tasman Island.

PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE Port Arthur Historic Site: Australia’s most evocative convict site housing Britain and Australia’s ‘worst’ RECHERCHE BAY Explorer cruise of beautiful Recherche Bay, Cockle criminals, ‘behind the scenes’ tour by resident archaeologist featuring Creek, bronze southern right whale statue, optional scenic hike at the private collections and historical buildings not accessible to public start of the famed South Coast Track led by our Expedition Leader and evening Captain’s farewell reception at Port Arthur’s Asylum building. Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Ranger. Departs: Mon (Nov - Feb) from Hobart at 5pm. TASMANIAN WILDERNESS WORLD HERITAGE AREA Port Davey, the Duration: 7 nights/8 days. ‘Narrows’, Bathurst Harbor (optional kayaking), guided hike of Balmoral Hill Track, Melaleuca village, possible sighting of the endangered Includes: Accommodation, charges on board, services with expedition staff including lectures, briefings, slide/film presentations and other Orange-bellied parrot. group activities; group transfers during cruise; all meals with house wine BRUNY ISLAND – ADVENTURE BAY Scenic cruise along the and beer included during lunch and dinner service; 24-hour coffee/tea southern coast of Bruny Island, historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, The station; soft drinks and landing fees. Friars: home to a large population of Australian Fur Seals, swim, kayak or relax on the beach at Adventure Bay, Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, optional guided Fluted Cape Walk, explore the Price per person twin share, from: historic 19th century whaling station ruins, Tasmanian wine tasting. Cabin

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK Dawn at Freycinet National Park, optional Stateroom Upper Room Deck early morning guided hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout , beachcombers Deluxe Stateroom walk Wineglass Bay. MARIA ISLAND Historic ruins, bays and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park, possible sightings of native pademelons, Forester kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian Devils, World Heritagewww.duatravel.com

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COMO The Treasury COMO The Treasury is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Perth, Western Australia, occupying the 19th-century State Buildings. Restoration has revealed a grand Victorian-era façade, with interiors which now feature COMO’s trademark contemporary interior style. Rooms are a serene retreat from the cosmopolitan buzz. Dining options include rooftop Wildflower restaurant and Post, the downstairs ‘neo-bistro’. The Treasury Lounge and Bar provides an elegant space for drinks. COMO Shambhala Urban Escape focuses on wellness, with a range of Western and Eastern therapies, yoga and Pilates.

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Travelodge Perth Travelodge Perth is nestled in a picturesque part of Perth City, bordered by the iconic Kings Park botanical gardens and the beautiful Swan River. Guests can take advantage of the free city bus service, which stops regularly just outside Travelodge Perth. There are 126 air-conditioned guest rooms, with or without a balcony. The Armada Bar & Grill offers a fantastic modern Australian menu in the heart of the city. With great ambiance, Armada is perfect for afternoon sundowners or casual get-together.

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ibis Perth Hotel In the heart of Perth’s West End, Ibis Perth is located close to restaurants, shopping, the Swan River, Kings Park and theaters. Take a short stroll to superb shopping precincts Murray and Hay Street Malls and designer wear and cafés on bustling Kings Street. ibis Perth offers great value for money, and the contemporary guestrooms feature convenient touches including iPod docking stations, tea/coffee making facilities and high-speed internet access. The hotels stylish restaurant, Murray Street Grill offers sumptuous buffet breakfasts and top quality evening dining with a modern Australian à la carte menu that will tempt your tastebuds! Rubix Bar & Café offers a relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous food and the latest tunes.

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Rottnest Express Western Australia’s very own Island getaway just 12 miles off the coast of Fremantle. It is home to some of the most spectacular beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife and a fascinating and colorful history. This is a must see destination that has something for everyone. Jump aboard a Rottnest Express ferry and enjoy a one-hour cruise down the picturesque Swan River, then a 25-minute crossing to Rottnest Island. With a selection of day tours on offer, visitors can

swim and snorkel among the spectacular shipwrecks and reef, cycle around the island and meet the local wildlife or enjoy a 90 minute Discovery Bus or Adventure Tour to circumnavigate the island by land or sea. Keep an eye out for the famous Quokkas, described as the happiest animals in the world. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Round-trip ferry. PRICE GUIDE: $

Pinnacles Desert with 4WD, Kangaroos & Koalas

Perth – A City Way Out West The must-do introduction! Perth has an amazing story to share. With Dutch, French, English and Indigenous influences, your friendly local guide will entertain you with fascinating stories of Perth’s history, heritage and culture. Discover the evolving small bar scene, the secrets of the city and the people who shaped it. Enjoy a drink afterwards on us! Departs: Daily at 6pm from Perth Town Hall. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: One beer or wine.

Massive sand dunes, emerald waters, white-sandy beaches, kangaroos and koalas - see it all on this full-day tour. Walk through the dramatic limestone pillars of the Pinnacles Desert, 4WD over massive sand dunes in Lancelin and then go sandboarding for an adrenaline rush. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 11.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, Wildlife Park and National Park entry fees.

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Wave Rock, Wildflower & Aboriginal Culture Journey through the Western Australian wheat belt region and cross vast farming plains to the historic township of York and enjoy a picnic lunch at the Wildflower Shop. See the spectacle of Wave Rock and the ancient Gnamma Holes. Visit either the Native Wildlife Park or the Antique Lace Collection. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 12.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and National Park entry fees. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Beyond Perth / ACCOMMODATION

Beyond Perth Vast, rugged and natural wonders abound in Western Australia. The southwest offers ancient Karri Forests and exceptional wineries in the Margaret River. For close encounters with dugongs and whale sharks travel north to Coral Bay. For unparalleled Outback beauty, experience the Kimberley region to the very north.

True North Cruise, The Kimberley

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef Sal Salis is an exclusive bush camp offering comfort and style in the remote Cape Range National Park. Just 16 spacious tents, each with an attached eco-bathroom and front deck, overlook Ningaloo Reef. Drinks from the bar and chef prepared meals are served in the main lodge. Guided activities focus on nature and the areas extraordinary landscapes and wildlife. Swim with whale sharks (Apr - Jul) and humpback whales (Aug - Sep) on cruises aboard Wave Rider, the exclusive Sal Salis motor launch.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: All meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, National Park entry fees, use of snorkeling equipment and Sal Salis guided activities.

Novotel Ningaloo Resort Exmouth The only resort of its class in Exmouth, Novotel Ningaloo Resort is just steps from the water’s edge. An ideal base for experiencing the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park, the contemporary resort sits in harmony with its environment, offering superior ocean views. The resort features a choice of spacious guest rooms and apartments, along with fine dining at Mantaray’s Restaurant. Look out for whales from your own private balcony or from the resorts beachfront pool.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Nov 1 - Dec 22, 17 & Jan 8 - Mar 29, 18.

Margarets Beach Resort Located 6 miles from the town of Margaret River on Western Australia’s spectacular South West Coast, and 1,600 feet from pristine Gnarabup Beach, Margarets Beach Resort is the only resort accommodation by the sea. Offering idyllic 4-star accommodation, the Resort offers luxuriously appointed beach houses and apartments and convenient on-site amenities such as a playground and barbecue grills. An extensive wine list accompanies seasonal specialties at the award-winning Gnarabar Restaurant. The Resort has spectacular surf, pristine beaches and easy access to world-class wineries which combine to offer attractions and distractions for vacationers of all ages, in all seasons.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offers: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Aug 1 - Aug 31, 17.

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Region Experience an enchanting 5-star retreat with a pristine beachfront location in the world-renowned Margaret River wine region. Luxurious studio, one and two-bedroom villas offer lake or garden views, private furnished terrace, indulgent bath tubs and floor to ceiling windows to capture the sea breeze. Tranquil boardwalks lead you to Bunker Bay’s white sands and turquoise waters. Dine at the restaurant and bar with jaw-dropping ocean vistas and enjoy first-class recreation with Vie Spa, heated infinity-edge pool, tennis courts, gym and complimentary weekly activities including yoga and wine tastings.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive breakfast daily. Valid Apr 20 - Sep 20, 17.

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ACCOMMODATION & TOURING / Beyond Perth

El Questro Homestead & Wilderness Park A million acres in size, El Questro Wilderness Park is one of Western Australia's most loved tourism icons. Combining the intrigue of a working cattle station with comfortable accommodation, the park offers a truly quintessential Kimberley experience. At El Questro Wilderness Park, you can choose from three types of accommodation, each different in style and budget, including the luxurious Homestead, Emma Gorge Resort with its tented cabins and the comfortable station bungalows and riverside camping at the heart of El Questro Wilderness Park. Includes: All meals, select non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, select touring within El Questro Wilderness Park and El Questro Wilderness Park permit (Homestead accommodation only).

Sail Ningaloo

4 days

Experience the pristine and remote World Heritagelisted Ningaloo Reef in style, on board the luxurious 50-foot sailing catamaran Shore Thing. Enjoy guided activities with an Advanced Eco-tourism operator including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, whale watching and fishing. Discover vibrant corals, colorful reef fish and amazing marine life including manta rays, marine turtles, dolphins, dugongs and whales. A maximum of 10 guests are accommodated

in four beautifully appointed cabins, two with a private ensuite. Departs: Coral Bay at 4pm (MarDec). Duration: Scheduled three, five and nine night small group tours. Private charters are also available on request. Includes: Meals, professional crew, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, linen, hotel transfers and activities. Price pp twin share, from: 1,599

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Kimberley / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Kimberley Snapshot Cruise

North Star Cruises The Kimberley coastline is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. Explore remote coastal areas and mighty river systems featuring endemic wildlife. See spectacular waterfalls, awe inspiring gorges and ancient Indigenous rock art! The best way to experience the Kimberley is aboard North Star Cruises’ TRUE NORTH! Purpose-built for the discerning adventurer – guests can witness natural splendor from numerous vantage points including a forward sundeck, observation lounge, ship’s lounge and alfresco bar. All cabins feature enhanced décor, ensuite facilities, in-house entertainment and satellite telephones. The Explorer Class Staterooms and the River Class cabins offer king size beds that can be converted to singles and the Ocean Class twins feature roomy single beds. All cruises are activity based and multiple expedition boats (6) give you greater opportunity to do “what you want, when you want” and, to add another dimension to adventure, TRUE NORTH sails with its own helicopter!

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8 days

See the Horizontal Waterfalls, The Prince Regent River, the Hunter River, and King George Falls! Experience for yourself a journey that many past guests have described as “the best vacation that I have ever had!” Departs: May 6, 27; Jun 17; Jul 8, 29; Aug 17, 19. Duration: 7 nights/8 days. Inclusions: Seven nights on-board accommodation, all meals, hotel transfers, one way coach transfer between Wyndham and Kununurra, shore excursions, lectures and presentations, use of the ship’s six expedition vessels and fishing gear. Alcohol and optional helicopter flights are additional. Additional departure dates and cruises are available. Price per person twin share, from: Ocean Class River Class Explorer Class

10,656 13,116 14,756

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Kimberley / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Sacred Lands of the Kimberley

11 days Broome to Darwin or vice versa

Coral Discovery Ship, Kimberley

Guides, Kimberley Region Coral Expeditions is Australia’s most awarded and longest established cruise operator, having pioneered the concept of small-ship cruising along the spectacular Kimberley Coast in 1996.

Kimberley Falls

Travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known Indigenous art, the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) paintings and soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular The region known simply as The Kimberley takes its coastline almost 200 years ago. Experience the evocative name from its most imposing landmark; an heartland of Australia’s northernmost unspoilt Outback. ancient mountain ranges visible from the rugged sea The Kimberley is a completely unique experience. coast. With two landings most days, enjoy more time to Covering more than 154,440 sq miles (an area three discover the magic Kimberley. Highlights include the times larger than England) in north west Australia, is gorges and waterfalls of the King George, Mitchell, home to just 30,000 people. It is a place universally Hunter and Prince Regent Rivers, the tidal phenomena acknowledged as one of the world’s last, and possibly of Montgomery Reef (tide dependent), abundant wildlife and the spectacle of the Horizontal Waterfalls most beautiful, wilderness areas. at Talbot Bay. The Kimberley yields images to fill the frames of a lifetime. It is a place of magnificent vistas created by Coral Expeditions have two purpose built vessels for towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, wide The Kimberley expedition: savannah plains and plunging waterfalls which defy Coral Discoverer – the flagship of their fleet is a stateboth nature and belief. This is a land steeped in ancient of-the-art 207-foot vessel, accommodating a maximum Aboriginal culture and the legends of the pioneering of just 72 guests. In November 2016 Coral Discoverer past. underwent a major refurbishment. The Sun Deck became a new social space and the hub of on-board community living, complete with a round bar with bar 66

Kimberley Falls stools and sun deck with lounges and areas to relax and take in the Kimberley Coast. Guest accommodation also received a substantial upgrade with the addition of six Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms, providing coveted inside/outside living quarters, along with a full upgrade with updated bathroom fixtures, soft furnishings and artwork to each of the Stateroom accommodations. The dining and lounge areas also have been refurbished – Coral Discoverer is a stylish modern ship and the ideal way to experience the Kimberley Coast. Wireless internet and the unique, specially designed 72 passenger excursion vessel “Xplorer” in addition to a fleet of zodiacs. Accommodation consists of 36, spaciously appointed staterooms. Main Deck B Staterooms feature porthole windows and junior king beds whereas Main Deck A Staterooms feature rectangle windows and a choice of twin or junior king beds. Promenade Deck A and B feature large viewing windows and either twin or junior king beds. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms feature the large sliding doors and balcony.

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Coral Expeditions I – Purpose builds for cruising the Kimberley Coast, the fully refurbished ship is a 115foot catamaran, accommodating just 44 guests and represents great value for money. This small ship offers an intimate cruising experience with the on-board facilities you would expect from a much larger vessel. All accommodation is airconditioned with private en-suites and the choice of single or double beds. All rooms are serviced daily and feature toiletries. Coral Expeditions feature air-conditioned dining room, two air-conditioned lounges, a sundeck, wireless internet available for personal devices, reference library, phone and fax facilities, fully stocked bar and limited laundry facilities. 44 passenger excursion vessel “Xplorer” in addition to a fleet of zodiacs.

Price per person twin share, from: Main Deck Category A Promenade Deck Category A Bridge Balcony Stateroom

8,512 9,250 10,234


Australia / RAIL JOURNEYS

Rail Journeys

Australia is a vast country full of scenic wonders and one of the best ways to experience the varied landscape is by riding the rails. Journey along historical routes and through iconic towns as you make your way north to south or east to west across this remarkable terrain. Touring stops offer a more in-depth exploration of these unique destinations. For cabin and service levels matching the world’s best, choose Gold or Platinum service with comfortable cabins, attentive service and delicious food.

The Ghan Prepare for an experience of unimaginable proportions as the legendary Ghan takes you on an 1,851-mile journey deep into the heart of Australia. Enjoy the comfort and solitude of your private cabin, lose yourself in conversation with newfound travelling companions, or simply gaze out of the window taking inspiration from the ever-changing landscape. And when the train stops along the way, the adventures begin. Take your time tapping into the rich creative soul of Adelaide. Experience the dramatic scenery of Central Australia on the back of a camel and explore the ancient, awe-inspiring wonders of the Northern Territory. Regarded as one

of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. It promises access to parts of Australia no other vacation can come close to – the perfect balance of comfort and adventure culminating in an experience that will move you in every sense of the word. Departs: Adelaide Sunday at 12.15pm, arrives Darwin Tuesday at 5.30pm. Departs: Darwin Wednesday at 10am, arrives Adelaide Friday at 11.30am. Additional service operates May - August.

Adelaide — Darwin or VV Price per person twin share, from: Platinum Service Gold Service Superior

2,431 2,060

Alice Springs — Adelaide or VV Price per person twin share, from: Platinum Service Gold Service Superior

1,674 1,420

The Indian Pacific Stepping aboard the mighty Indian Pacific, you’ll feel a great sense of anticipation as this unforgettable Australian adventure begins to unfold. Whether you’re journeying from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific or the other way around, you’ll be making your way across the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This is a journey defined by contrast, encompassing the towering majesty of the Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullabor and every goldmine, ghost town and grapevine in between. Outside your window, the landscape shifts over and over, revealing hidden secrets, from long abandoned homesteads of the Nullarbor to the

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marvelously resilient wildflowers of Western Australia. With all of its variance, this is the definitive Australia. From inside and outside your cabin, you’ll touch and be touched by the vast beauty of this magnificent country – the textures, the light, the unimaginable hues. And alighting from this iconic coast-to-coast journey, you’ll be far richer for the experience. Departs: Sydney Wednesday at 3pm, arrives Perth Saturday at 3pm. Departs: Perth Sunday at 9am, arrives Sydney Wednesday at 11.30am. Additional service operates September – November.

Sydney — Adelaide or VV Price per person twin share, from: Platinum Service Gold Service Superior

995 841

Adelaide — Perth or VV Price per person twin share, from: Platinum Service Gold Service Superior

2,114 1,790

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia & New Zealand

Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand – 18 day guided vacation

Sydney Opera House

Highlights – City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland – Cruise on Great Barrier Reef and Milford Sound – Visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Te Puia Geothermal Valley – View the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne (D) Welcome to Melbourne. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 2 nights. Day 2: Melbourne Sights (B) Join your Travel Director for a cultural insight of Melbourne. Enjoy a private walk through Melbourne’s famous hidden laneways and discover the city’s eclectic little lanes, arcades, café society and fascinating street art. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 3: Melbourne – Cairns (B,D) Depart Melbourne on a flight to Cairns this morning. On arrival join a local expert for a private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Enjoy a boat cruise and encounter koalas, wallabies, birds, crocodiles and more! This evening, enjoy dinner whilst experiencing the Bama culture as the Indigenous rainforest people take you on a mesmerizing journey into their history. Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights. Day 4: Cairns Free Time (B) Today is free for you to discover Cairns. Perhaps take an optional experience to explore the ‘village in the

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rainforest’ on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 5: Great Barrier Reef (B,L) Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef for the experience of a lifetime. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just 3-feet underwater. Enjoy a buffet lunch before returning to Cairns.

Day 8: Sydney (B,D) Today is a free day in Sydney. Why not take an optional experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains? See the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. If you’ve always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling ‘BridgeClimb’. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a unique “You’re invited” experience at Gardeners Lodge Café. Join Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Beryl for an intimate dining experience featuring fresh local produce with traditional bush flavors.

Day 6: Cairns – Sydney (B,D) This morning you’ll fly to Sydney. On arrival there’s time to relax or explore before boarding a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise for a 2-course à la carte meal and the enthralling views of Sydney at night. Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Sydney, 3 nights. Day 7: Sydney Sights (B,L) Join a guided tour of Sydney Opera House with a local expert. Visit the famous Bondi Beach, for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club. Join an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club for an insight into the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving.

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Day 9: Sydney – Auckland (B,D) This morning you say goodbye to Australia and fly to New Zealand! This evening meet your Travel Director for your Regional Meal at ‘Eight’ at The Langham. Your personal degustation is prepared for you from the freshest, quality ingredients, including mouth-watering seafood and delicious desserts. Accommodation: The Langham Auckland, 2 nights.

Airfares not included. Please call for pricing.


Australia & New Zealand / GUIDED TOURING

Includes: – Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions – Expert Travel Director and separate driver – 17 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities – Porterage – Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided vacation – 30 Meals: 17 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Land Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 17 – May 31, 17 Jun 1, 17 – Sep 30, 17 Oct 1, 17 – Dec 27, 17 Dec 28, 17 – Jan 3, 18 Jan 4, 18 – Mar 31, 18

6,025 5,875 6,350 6,545 6,350

Single Supplement additional

Departure Dates: 2017: Apr 6, 20; May 18; Jun 8; Jul 6; Aug 17, 24; Sep 7, 21; Oct 5, 19; Nov 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21, 28 2018: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 Bold indicates guaranteed departures.

TOUR CODE: AAT/QCANA

Wharenui, Christchurch

Day 10: Auckland Sightseeing & Free Time (B) A morning cruise on Waitemata tv is followed by a city sightseeing tour. Later, you’ll have free time to relax or explore. Day 11: Auckland – Rotorua (B,D) Join a guide for a boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto. Continue to Rotorua where a Maori guide will accompany you at Te Puia Thermal Reserve. This evening, enjoy a ‘Be My Guest’ traditional Maori Hangi dinner and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua. Day 12: Rotorua – Christchurch (B) Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park and discover the native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Next stop is the Agrodome Sheep Show for an insight and taste of farm life. Later, you’ll fly to Christchurch. Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square. Day 13: Christchurch - Franz Josef (B,D) Journey through the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone ( jade), for a factory visit and live demonstration by a local greenstone carver. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Queenstown

Continue to Franz Josef Glacier. Accommodation: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef. Day 14: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B,D) Drive over the Haast Pass, past Thunder Creek Falls and a trio of Lakes. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell then visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown for an orientation tour. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at The Boatshed, set in the restored historic New Zealand Railways Shipping Office for your exclusive meal. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown, 3 nights. Day 15: Milford Sound Cruise (B,L) 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. Return to Queenstown this afternoon.

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Day 16: Queenstown Free Time (B) Today you may like to consider taking one of the optional experiences available. You could ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play a round of golf, take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon, relax with a spa treatment at Millbrook Resort or just explore Queenstown on your own. This evening perhaps ride a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner. Day 17: Queenstown – Christchurch (B,L,D) Visit Lake Tekapo, stopping at the Church of the Good Shepherd. You are welcomed by your hosts Angie and Stan Taylor at Morelea Farm for a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch in their 600-acre garden. Join your Travel Director this evening in Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square.

Laneways, Melbourne

Day 18: Depart Christchurch (B) After breakfast, you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia

Australian Highlights – 13 day guided vacation

Great Barrier Reef

Sydney Opera House

Highlights – Indulge with a unique dining experience on board Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant – City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs and Sydney – Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef – View spectacular Outback sunsets at Uluru and Kata Tjuta – Visit Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne (D) On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and dinner with your fellow travelers and Tour Director on board Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 3 nights. Day 2: Melbourne Sights (B) Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour and discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and street art on a private walking tour. The remainder of your day is at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to see the famous penguin parade. Day 3: Melbourne Free Time (B) Spend a day at leisure and discover the city and surrounds. You may like to take a full day optional experience to the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles or perhaps 70

Uluru, Northern Territory treat yourself to a theater production or indulge in some world class fare at one of the city’s famous eateries. Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs (B,D) Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Alice Springs. On arrival, visit School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Enjoy an evening at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre for a homecooked gourmet barbecue. Join the Falzon family as they share stories of ecology, culture and astronomy and even lead you on a sing-a-long accompanied by the didgeridoo and guitar. Accommodation: Chifley Alice Springs Resort. Day 5: Alice Springs – Uluru (B) Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges and pause to view majestic Atila (Mount Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. The afternoon is free before traveling to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness the color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying gourmet canapés and wine. Accommodation: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. Day 6: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B) Rise early to see the sun rise over the magical Uluru. Tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta and take a walk at Walpa Gorge followed by sunset drinks and canapés. Day 7: Uluru – Cairns (B) Join an Anangu Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art before you complete your own dot painting to take home as a memento of your

experience. Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns. Accommodation: Hilton Cairns, 3 nights. Day 8: Great Barrier Reef (B,L,D) Board a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef where you can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before returning to Cairns for a delicious evening meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront. Day 9: Cairns Free Time (B) Today is free for you to do as you choose! Maybe visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an insightful look at Indigenous culture or journey to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. You may choose to travel to Kuranda on the historic scenic railway or just sit back and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Day 10: Cairns – Sydney (B) This afternoon fly to Sydney and enjoy a free evening to relax and explore Sydney at your leisure. Accommodation: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 3 nights.

Day 12: Sydney Free Time (B,D) Enjoy a full free day in exciting Sydney. Optional experiences are available including a trip to the Blue Mountains or a Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb. Join you fellow travelers and Travel Director for dinner at a local restaurant by the water. Day 13: Depart Sydney (B) After breakfast, transfer to Sydney Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: – Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions – Expert Travel Director and separate driver – 12 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities – Porterage – Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided vacation – 18 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners

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Day 11: Sydney Sights (B,L)

Apr 1, 17 – Mar 31, 18

Join a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House before discovering Sydney’s famous Eastern Suburbs and Bondi Beach. Enjoy lunch aboard Captain Cook and sail around the harbor. Remainder of your day is at your leisure or you can take an optional experience to see an Opera under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Departure Dates:

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2017: Apr 2, 16; May 7; Jun 4; Jul 2; Sep 3, 17; Oct 1, 15; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec 3, 17, 31 2018: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Bold indicates guaranteed departures.

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Australia / GUIDED TOURING

Icons of Australia – 7 day flightseeing experience

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island Day 1: Kangaroo Island (L,D) Transfer from your Melbourne accommodation to Essendon Airport and board your private charter bound for Kangaroo Island. Fly low and slow along the spectacular Victorian coastline of the Great Ocean Road and past the Twelve Apostles. See native wildlife including koalas and kangaroos before discovering Flinders Chase National Park and the huge rocky outcrop known as The Remarkables. Accommodation: Aurora Hotel Kangaroo Island. Day 2: Kangaroo Island - Coober Pedy (B,L,D) After breakfast, visit Seal Bay and the 500 strong sea lion colony. Explore the Andermel Marron Farm where you will enjoy mouth-watering Marron and local wines. Return to Kingscote Airport and fly to Coober Pedy. Accommodation: Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy. Day 3: Coober Pedy - Uluru (B,L,D) Visit two of Coober Pedy’s amazing underground churches and its unusual grassless golf course – the only course in the world that has reciprocal playing rights with St Andrew’s Scotland. Tour the fascinating Umoona Mine and learn about the story of opal before boarding your aircraft and traveling to Uluru. This evening, experience the magical quietness of Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Twelve Apostles coastline, Victoria the vast Australian Outback with a special Sounds of floating platform located at a pristine reef on Silence dinner under the starry sky. Accommodation: the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort. the day snorkelling or view the reef from a semisubmersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or Day 4: Uluru - Alice Springs (B,L,D) underwater observatory. Enjoy a tropical buffet Enjoy a ground tour of Kata Tjuta and feel the lunch and informative presentation by a marine magnificence of Uluru and learn about its geographical naturalist. features and fascinating cultural significance. Enjoy lunch at the Cultural Centre with time to browse Day 7: Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns (B,L) Indigenous arts and crafts. Fly low and slow over Kata This morning ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjuta, Uluru and along the West MacDonnell Ranges one of the most stunning and unique rail journeys to Alice Springs. Visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary before in Australia. The train meanders through World returning to your hotel for dinner. Accommodation: Heritage rainforest that is millions of years old. In Chifley Alice Springs Resort. Kuranda wander its world famous markets before enjoying our final lunch together. Your memorable Day 5: Alice Springs – Cairns (B,L,D) tour concludes in Cairns. Visit Anzac Hill and the Old Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. On to spectacular Standley Chasm in the West MacDonnell Ranges, enjoying lunch in the park in natural bush surrounds. To Simpsons Gap, with its permanent water hole which has great spiritual significance to Indigenous people. Fly commercially from Alice Springs to Cairns with your tour manager, dinner inflight. Accommodation: Cairns Harbour Lights, 2 nights. Day 6: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef (B,L,D) Board a fast air conditioned catamaran to a large

Kangaroo Dundee

Highlights – Sounds of Silence Dinner – Umoona Underground Caves, Coober Pedy – Kangaroo Island overnight stay – Fly “low and slow” over the Twelve Apostles, Uluru and Kata Tjuta Includes:

– 6 nights’ accommodation as noted – All sightseeing excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary – Travel onboard a high-wing Fokker 50 offering comfortable seating, individually controlled airconditioning, full-size bathroom, pressurized cabin plus galley and bar – 19 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners Departure Dates: 2017: May 7; Jun 18; Jul 16; Aug 20; Sep 17; Oct 22; Nov 5, Dec 3. 2018: Mar 11, Apr 15 Price per person twin share, from: 5,490 Tour Code: AAH/ICONS International airfare not included. Please call for pricing.

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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES / Australia

Sydney, Rock and Reef – 11 days

Sydney Harbour

Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney – 13 days

Melbourne City, Victoria

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Skyrail, Cairns, Queensland

Experience the three iconic cities and natural wonders of Australia. From the fiery red sands of the Outback to the city of Sydney and stunning colors of the Great Barrier Reef, this vacation is the perfect introduction to Australia.

Explore three popular Australian East Coast cities and discover the history, charm and local cultures that make them each so very unique.

Day 1: Sydney After arriving at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore the city, or perhaps take an afternoon tour.

Day 1: Melbourne After arriving at Melbourne Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Day 2: Sydney (L) Join a guided tour through Sydney and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to North Head for unrivaled views before enjoying lunch and a stop at Bondi Beach. Day 3 – 4: Sydney These days are yours to explore Sydney. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge for excellent views, visit the Sydney Opera House, go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley or head out of the city to the stunning Blue Mountains. Day 5: Uluru (Ayers Rock) (D) Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to the Red Centre (not included). Dine under the stars at the Sounds of Silence dinner with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo as you enjoy your unforgettable dining experience. Day 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) (B) Watch the sun rise over Uluru, discover the Mutijulu Waterhole and visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where you can walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how these 36 domes have evolved over millions of years. Day 7: Cairns (B) Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns (not included), where the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef offer a contrasting view of Australia. 72

Day 8: Cairns (L) Board your cruise to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef for the day, enjoying a buffet lunch on board. Swim and snorkel with the tropical marine life, board a semi-submersible for an adventure through the coral gardens. Day 9: Cairns (L) Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge where your Indigenous guide will teach you about Dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plants.

Day 2: Melbourne Take a morning tour of Melbourne and see St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the Queen Victoria Markets and more. Afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Day 3: Melbourne (L) Spend a day exploring the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles rocks, and the Loch Ard Gorge.

Day 10: Cairns Today is free for you to explore more of the Cairns area or catch up on some last minute shopping at the night markets or designer boutiques in the city.

Day 4: Melbourne A free day to explore Melbourne at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Queen Victoria Markets or explore the hidden laneways that the city is renowned for.

Day 11: Depart Cairns Transfer to Cairns Airport for your return flight home, or maybe add a few more days and experience more of Australia.

Day 5: Cairns Transfer to Melbourne airport for your flight to Cairns (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is free to relax or explore the city. Day 6: Cairns (L) Enjoy a full-day cruise aboard a 65-foot luxury catamaran out to the Great Barrier Reef. Experience a glass bottom boat trip with a marine naturalist and relax and unwind in the crystal sparkling waters where you can swim, snorkel and dive (additional charge).

Includes: - Round-trip airport/hotel transfers - 10 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - Essential Sydney tour - Sounds of Silence dinner - Uluru Highlights tour - Kata Tjuta tour - Great Barrier Reef cruise - Daintree Rainforest tour - 6 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Day 7: Cairns (L) Join a “Dreamtime Walk” for an insightful cultural trek. Take a short cruise down the Daintree River, and a delicious lunch surrounded by the canopy layers of a lush, pristine rainforest.

Price per person twin share, from: Standard Hotels First Class Hotels Deluxe Hotels Tour Code: DUA/SRR Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

1,694 1,990 2,299

Day 8: Cairns Free day to explore Cairns at your leisure. Day 9: Sydney Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney (not

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included). On arrival in Sydney, transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. Day 10: Sydney (L) Visit Circular Quay, the Opera House and Botanical Gardens, before a short walk for excellent harbor views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, before wandering along Bondi Beach. Day 11: Sydney (L) Head out on a small-group tour through the breathtaking Blue Mountains. Catch a glimpse of kangaroos, koalas, and waterfalls, and explore the famous Three Sisters rock formation and other hidden canyons. Day 12: Sydney A free day to explore Sydney at your leisure. Day 13: Depart Sydney Transfer to Sydney Airport for your return flight home, or maybe add a few more days and experience more of Australia. Includes:

- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers - 12 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - Melbourne City tour - Great Ocean Road tour - Great Barrier Reef cruise - Daintree Rainforest tour - Essential Sydney tour - Blue Mountains tour - 5 Meals: 5 Lunches

Price per person twin share, from: Standard Hotels First Class Hotels Deluxe Hotels Tour Code: DUA/MCS

Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

1,930 2,300 2,500


Australia / SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Australia Family Adventure – 13 days

Port Douglas

Bondi Beach

Sydney Zoo

Great Barrier Reef

Introduce Australia to the family! Learn to surf on Bondi Beach, stay a night at Taronga Zoo, meet the local wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and sea lions on Kangaroo Island and search for Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef! Day 1: Sydney On arrival in Sydney you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Remainder of your day is free to explore the city. Day 2: Sydney Take in the highlights of Sydney on a 4-hour guided cycle tour of the city. See the Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens. This afternoon, learn how to surf on Bondi Beach. Day 3: Sydney Select four attractions to visit today: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye or Manly Sea Life Sanctuary. Day 4: Sydney (D) Board the ferries and explore the city, including Luna Park, Shark Island and Watsons Bay to name a few. Later this afternoon, disembark at Taronga Zoo for your overnight stay at Taronga Zoo. Join a behind the scenes tour and encounter native wildlife. Day 5: Adelaide (B) Wake the next morning to a glorious sunrise, the roar of a lion or an elephant trumpeting as you prepare to experience the Zoo before the crowds. Transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Adelaide (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Day 6: Kangaroo Island (L) Transfer by coach to Cape Jervis and board the catamaran for your journey to Kangaroo Island. Upon arrival, meet your guide for your island experience. Visit Seal Bay and walk among the sea lions. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch before viewing native wildlife in their natural habitats. Day 7: Adelaide (B,L) Travel to the western section of Kangaroo island and discover Flinders Chase National Park. Enjoy the opportunity to walk through the park in search for kangaroos, wallabies and a variety of birdlife. See Admirals Arch and visit the Kelly Hill Conservation Park before transferring to Kingscote Airport for your flight to Adelaide. On arrival in Adelaide, transfer to your hotel. Day 8: Port Douglas Transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight to Cairns (not included). On arrival, transfer to Port Douglas where you will stay for five nights. Day 9: Great Barrier Reef (L) Board the high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef and the moored platform. Swim, snorkel or board the semi-submersible to observe the coral and colorful fish that live on the reef.

Day 10: Kuranda Visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for stage shows and demonstrations before boarding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and glide above through the rainforest canopy. Spend free time in the ‘Village in the Rainforest’ before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a ride back through the rainforest and through handcut tunnels to Freshwater Railway before transferring to Port Douglas by coach. Day 11-12: Port Douglas Free time to relax and explore Port Douglas. Spend time on the beach, or relax by the pool. Day 13: Depart Port Douglas Transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward flight arrangements.

Includes: - 3 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Harbourside Sydney, 2-bedroom apartment - 1 night Roar and Snore, Taronga Zoo Sydney including safari-style tent accommodation, animal encounters, a guided zoo night safari walk, behind the scenes tour, buffet dinner and continental breakfast - 2 nights Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, 2-bedroom apartment - 2 day/1 night Highlights of Kangaroo Island including transfers from Adelaide (cruise/flight), one nights accommodation, continental breakfast, lunch and touring - 5 nights Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments, Port Douglas, 2-bedroom beachfront apartment - 3-day Sydney Harbour Pass with entry to Taronga Zoo - Sydney Classic Cycle Tour - Sydney Attraction Pass - Private Learn to Surf Lesson on Bondi Beach - Full-day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise including lunch and snorkeling - Full-day Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Tjapukai tour - Round-trip airport/hotel transfers throughout

Price per person twin share, from:

3,099*

*Based on 2 adults and 2 children (aged 5-11 years) Tour Code: DUA/FAM Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

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Ultimate Australia – 19 days

Longitude 131°

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island For a special occasion or a once in a lifetime vacation – Ultimate Australia showcases experiences and “must-see” destinations. Day 1: Melbourne After arriving at Melbourne Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. Day 2: Melbourne (B,L) Experience the best of Melbourne on a full-day private guided tour of the city. Your day is hand-crafted to incorporate sights and experiences to suit. Day 3: Melbourne (B,L) Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne’s beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover artisan and specialty retailers, and see quirky cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture and learn of historic tales in these walkways. Soak in the city via all your senses and engage with passionate creatives.

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Hayman Island Dining Day 4 and 5: Kangaroo Island (B,L,D) Southern Ocean Lodge offers a complete and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of selected guided island excursions is designed daily, allowing you to encounter abundant wildlife and discover the Island’s unique natural attractions. Day 6: The Ghan (B,D) Step board The Ghan for an overnight journey to Alice Springs. Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged mallee scrub and marvel at the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into horizon before enjoying a 3-course dinner. Day 7: Alice Springs (B) Wake up to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise and enjoy the incredible scenery as you make your way into Alice Springs. Upon arrival, transfer to your overnight accommodation.

Day 8: Uluru (Ayers Rock) (B,D) Rise pre-dawn for a spectacular balloon ride where you can appreciate the vast remoteness, scenery and wildlife of the Australian Outback. Transfer to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (not included). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Day 9: Uluru (B,L,D) At Longitude 131° you take the road less travelled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others. An exceptional touring program is included in your luxury wilderness experience. Day 10: Mossman (B,L,D) After lunch, transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight to Cairns (not included). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the stunning Silky Oaks Lodge set in the rainforest.

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Day 11: Mossman (B,L,D) Leave the land behind and spend an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive or stay dry with a semi-submersible tour. Day 12: Mossman (B,L,D) Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge before traveling up into the Daintree. See the spectacular sight of where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Day 13: Hayman Island (B) Transfer from Mossman to Cairns Airport for your flight to Hamilton Island (not included). On arrival you will be transferred to Hayman by launch for your three-night stay. Remainder of day is at leisure. Day 14-15: Hayman Island (B) Relax and unwind on the beach or with a spa treatment or book a round of golf on Dent Island. Play a game of tennis or squash or go hiking on one of the many bushwalks available.


Australia / SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Longitude 131°

The Langham Sydney

Crown Towers Premier Suite

The Ghan

Day 16: Sydney (B) Board the launch to Hamilton Island for your flight to Sydney (not included). Upon arrival in Sydney, transfer to your accommodation. Day 17: Sydney (B,L) See the highlights of Sydney on a private half-day tour. Explore the historic Rocks region, see Australia’s first Parliament House, Mint, Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. Customized to suit, the tour includes lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia at Darling Point – Australia’s premier yacht club Day 18: Sydney (B,L) Jump aboard a 52-foot motor yacht and embark on a four-hour cruise that takes in the famous sights, coves and beaches of Sydney Harbour. Day 19: Depart Sydney (B) After breakfast, transfer to Sydney Airport for your onward flight arrangements.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Includes: - 3 nights Crown Towers Melbourne including breakfast, all day refreshments, pre-dinner drinks and canapés - 2 nights Southern Ocean Lodge including round-trip island transfers, all dining, select alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and select guided adventures and experiences - Overnight journey on The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs, Platinum Class including private ensuite bathroom, all meals and drinks served in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, welcome drink and appetizer on arrival, complimentary nightcap and turndown service, morning and afternoon tea served in cabin and priority restaurant seating, check-in and Whistle Stop Tours - 1 night Lasseters Hotel, Alice Springs including breakfast - 2 nights Longitude 131° including round-trip transfers from Ayers Rock Airport, all meals, open bar with premium wines and spirits, signature experiences and National Park entry fee - 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge including round-trip transfers from Cairns Airport, gourmet breakfast daily, a 3-course a

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la carte dinner each night in the Treehouse Restaurant, full-day cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef, full-day Daintree Park and Cape Tribulation tour and lodge activities 3 nights One&Only Hayman Island including breakfast and round-trip launch transfers from Hamilton Island 3 nights The Langham Sydney including breakfast daily Full-day private touring Melbourne including morning and afternoon tea and lunch Four-hour private Lanes & Arcades tour, Melbourne, including lunch 30-minute balloon flight, Alice Springs Half-day private tour of Sydney including lunch Sydney Harbour cruise including a three-course barbecue lunch with regional wines, local beers and use of kayaks Private round-trip airport/hotel transfers Melbourne, Alice Springs & Sydney

Price per person twin share, from:

The Ghan

13,888

Tour Code: DUA/AUULTIMATE Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

Silky Oaks Lodge

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HELPFUL INFORMATION / Australia

Top 5

EXPERIENCES IN AUSTRALIA Meet the native wildlife – Whether you meet them at a wildlife park or watch them roam free, no visit to Australia is complete without meeting koalas, kangaroos, wombats or emus.

#1

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#2

Explore the Outback – From the immense monolith of Ayers Rock, to the dusty Outback towns of Coober Pedy or Broken Hill, Australia’s Outback is as diverse as it is colorful.

#3

Savor exceptional food and wine – Fresh seafood, locallygrown produce, grass-fed beef served with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot, Sauvignon Blanc . . .

#4

The Beaches & Reef – Take the plunge and snorkel, dive or fly over the Great Barrier Reef or relax on one of the many sandy beaches.

#5

Rainforest – Venture to lush ancient rainforests that stretch across the country and cover every climatic type. Explore the dense tropical swathe of Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest with a local Indigenous guide or trek through Tasmania’s cool temperate wilderness.

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SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS / Australia

© Tourism Victoria

ALL SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS INCLUDE: CO-PILOT PACK INCLUDING DETAILED DRIVING DIRECTIONS, MAPS AND GUIDE BOOKS

Torquay Beach, Victoria

Bay of Apostles, Fires, Tasmania Twelve Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Three Sisters, New South Wales

Sydney, Mountains and 5 days Vineyards

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road Starting in Melbourne and ending in Adelaide, take in the sights of one of the most scenic drives in Australia. The Great Ocean Road offers amazing scenery, unforgettable natural features and quaint towns making it a unique vacation spot. Pass through the Limestone Coast region, walk through the lush forest in Otway National Park and explore the seaside towns of Apollo Bay and Port Fairy. Travel to Robe via Naracoorte to explore the labyrinth of caverns and amazing fossil beds. Enjoy a heritage walk through the pretty seaside village of Robe. In the Barossa Valley, 80 cellar doors away, acclaimed restaurants await, each providing a gastronomic experience.

4 days Tasmanian Explorer

Blue Mountains

Tasmania

The Blue Mountains, named after the blue mist that rises from the covering forests of eucalyptus, make a spectacular start to your Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley self-drive. Admire the magnificent views over valleys, craggy peaks and cavernous gorges — a haven for wildlife. The Brisbane Water National Park displays sandstone landscapes rich in Aboriginal art, and Wollemi National Park is home to the rare Wollemi Pine. Tour the world class vineyards and wineries of Hunter Valley where 80 wineries, countless activities including golf, spas and gastronomic delights await.

Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of Tasmania’s capital, Hobart, then explore the surrounding regions. Visit historic Richmond and wander through the antique shops, art and craft galleries and see Australia’s oldest bridge. Explore Freycinet National Park where you can climb the trail to the Wineglass Bay lookout or climb over the top of the Hazards and down to the beach. Relax on the deck of Freycinet Lodge and enjoy the great food and wine of the region. Discover the natural beauty and pioneering spirit of Tasmania’s north east en route to Launceston, a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. Includes:

Includes:

Includes:

– 1 night Comfort Inn the International, Apollo Bay – 1 night Comfort Inn Port Fairy – 1 night Best Western Melaleuca Motel & Apartments, Robe – 1 night Lyndoch Hill, Barossa Valley, including breakfast – 5 days Group B Car rental – Co-pilot kit with maps

Includes: – 2 nights Leisure Inn Spires, Blue Mountains – 1 night Leisure Inn Pokolbin, Hunter Valley – 4 days Group B Car rental – Co-pilot kit with maps

– 1 night Travelodge Hobart – 1 night Hatchers Richmond Manor including breakfast – 2 nights Freycinet Lodge including breakfast – 1 night Leisure Inn Penny Royal, Launceston – 5 days Group B Car rental – Co-pilot kit with maps

Price per person twin share, from: 567

Price per person twin share, from: 435

Price per person twin share, from: 695

TOUR CODE: AOT/M01ABS

TOUR CODE: AOT/ 7O7ABS

TOUR CODE: AOT/HO2ABS

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Australia & New Zealand / RENTAL CARS

Avis

Fleet subject to change. For full terms and conditions and details on the cars visit www.duatravel.com/rentals

When traveling around Australia and New Zealand, the journey is the adventure. Pick up an Avis rental car and explore Australia’s scenic countryside, rugged coastlines and wild Outback at your own pace. New Zealand is easy to drive with clear signs, good roads and some pretty spectacular scenery. With an excellent selection of late model, air-conditioned vehicles to choose from, Avis is suitable for all of your travel needs.

(AU) Group B Auto Hyundai i20 or similar

(AU) Group C Intermediate Auto Toyota Corolla or similar

(NZ) Group G Compact SUV Holden Trax or similar

(NZ) Group V Premium Van Hyundai Imax or similar

(AU) Group E Full Size Toyota Camry or similar

(NZ) Group P Intermediate SUV Toyota RAV4 or similar

Avis Australia Includes: – Unlimited miles (except 4WDs & remote regions) – Concession Recovery (CRF) – Premium Location Surcharge (PLS) – Excess Reduction, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) – (subject to a deductible) – Administration Fee – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF)

Inclusive Rates exclude: – One-way rental fees – Refueling service fees – Road tolls and traffic infringements – Excess mileage if applicable – Miscellaneous and optional charges

Note: Driver’s age is 21 years or over (Groups B-D) or 25 years or over (all other vehicles) with a valid international driver’s license. A young driver’s surcharge may apply. All rentals are subject to a deposit which covers additional costs such as fuel and insurance, payable by credit card or cash directly to Avis. One Way Rental fees may apply dependent on duration and location.

Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Inclusive Rates exclude: – One-way fees if applicable – Late ferry fee if applicable – Refueling services fees – Sundry rental equipment – Additional insurances – Security Bond – Road tolls and traffic infringements – Miscellaneous & optional charges

Group B - Compact Auto Group C - Intermediate Group D - Standard Group E - Full Size Group P - Full Size Elite Group V - Full Size Van Group K - SUV Group W - Full Size 4WD

3-6 days

7-13 days

79 81 81 86 97 111 112 159

73 74 74 79 88 101 102 147

*Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations apply.

Avis New Zealand Includes: – Unlimited miles – Airport/Wharf fee – Standard Insurance – Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) (subject to a deductible) – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – GPS

Price per day, from*:

Note: Minimum 3-day rental (A, C, G, D, E, H, P) and a 5-day minimum Group (F, V, W, K). Damage deductible for Passenger Cars is NZ$3,000 + GST (Group A, C, D, E, H, G) and NZ$3,750 + GST for (Group F, K, P, V and W) which can be reduced to NZ$225 + GST on purchase of Excess Reduction at NZ$25 + GST (Groups A, C, D, E, H, G) or NZ$29 + GST (Group F, K, P, V and W) per day. Driver’s age is 21 years or over with a valid international driver’s license. All rentals are subject to a deposit, which covers additional costs such as fuel and insurance, payable by credit card or cash directly to Avis. One Way Rental fees may apply dependent on duration and location.

Price per day, from*: Group C - Compact Auto Group G- Compact SUV Group D - Intermediate Group E - Full Size Group P - 4WD Intermediate Group F - Full Size SUV Group V- Premium Van Group W- Premium AWD

3-6 days

7-13 days

116 118 124 126 130 143 164 170

110 113 116 118 125 137 156 160

*Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations apply.

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RENTAL CARS / Australia & New Zealand

maui Cars A self-drive vacation is a great way to see the diversity of these two great countries. Combine car hire with accommodation, and you’ll have the freedom to explore Australia and New Zealand at your own pace.

(NZ) IDAR Intermediate Auto Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar

(NZ) FDAR Full Size Auto Holden Commodore or similar

(AU) IFAR Intermediate 2WD SUV Toyota Rav4 or similar

(NZ) FFAR AWD SUV Toyota Highlander or similar

(AU) SDAR Standard Auto Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar

(AU) PVAR 8 Seater Auto Kia Grand Carnival or similar

maui Australia Includes: - Unlimited miles (except FFAR/XVAR) - Vehicle Liability (subject to a deductible of AU$550 or AU$605 for PVAR/XVAR or AU$1100 for FFAR) - Premium Location Surcharge - Additional Driver Surcharge - 24/7 Road Service Helpline and on-road assistance - Goods and Services Tax (GST) - Administration Fee - Vehicle Recovery Fee

Excludes: - One-way rental fees - Refueling service fees - Road tolls and traffic notices - Security Deposit - Snow Liability (Jun-Oct) - Optional Insurances

Note: Drivers age is 21 years and over for ECMR, CDMR, CDAR, IDAR, IFAR, SDAR & SFDR and a minimum of 25 years to be eligible to rent a FDAR, GFAR, FFAR, PVAR & XVAR. All drivers must hold a valid international driver’s license in English.

ECMR - Economy CDAR - Compact IDAR - Intermediate SDAR - Standard FDAR - Full Size GFAR - Full Size Elite IFAR - Intermediate 2WD SUV SFDR - Standard AWD PVAR - Premium 8 Seater

2-3 days

4-6 days

67 73 77 85 92 103 114 120 141

56 65 70 70 77 86 94 101 117

*Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations apply.

maui New Zealand Includes: - Unlimited miles - Vehicle Liability (subject to a deductible of NZ$575) - Premium Location Surcharge - Additional Driver Surcharge - 24/7 Road Service Helpline and on-road assistance - Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Price per day, from*:

Excludes: - One-way rentals fees - Refueling service fees - Road tolls and traffic notices - Security Deposit - Snow Liability (Jun-Oct) - Optional Insurances

Note: Drivers age is 21 years and over for ECMR, CDAR, IDAR, IFAR, SDAR, SFAR & FDAR and a minimum of 25 years to be eligible to rent a FFAR, PFAR, PVAR & XVAR. All drivers must hold a valid international driver’s license in English.

Price per day, from*: ECMR - Economy CDAR -Compact IDAR - Intermediate SDAR - Standard FDAR - Full Size IFAR - Intermediate 2WD SUV SFAR - Standard AWD FFAR - Full Size 4WD PVAR - Premium 8 Seater

2 days

3-6 days

92 93 85 102 107 111 115 127 134

79 81 95 93 94 97 107 119 123

*Prices are ‘from’ and seasonal surcharges and currency fluctuations apply.

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Australia & New Zealand / MOTORHOMES

maui Motorhomes When you’re in control and the wide-open road is ahead of you, you can’t help but be happy. When you go by camper you choose where you go. You even choose the view you wake up to and the surprises you come across. There’s no better way to discover Australasia.

Ultima Plus

Ultima

Cascade (NZ)

Rental Options MAUI INCLUSIVE PACK - RECOMMENDED Pay an additional AU$55 or NZ$55/day and receive: Liability Reduction Option, single-vehicle rollover cover, WiFi, including 1GB of data, extra drive fees, linen exchange, picnic table & chairs, baby booster seat (if required) and portable fan heater (if required).

Sunset (NZ)

Beach

River

MAUI EXPRESS PACK Pay an additional AU$150-$250 or NZ$299 and return the gas bottle and fuel empty, receive toilet and waste water emptying service and express key return.

maui Australia Price Includes: Unlimited mileage, airport transfers to/from depot, vehicle insurance and third-party property (deductible applies, reducible by purchasing additional), 24-hour customer service helpline, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and a camper tablet with GPS and CamperHelp. Not Included: One-way rental fees, public holiday surcharges, select location fees, fuel, bond and security deposit, gas bottle refills, extra driver fee, tolls and traffic notices and optional insurances. Locations: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Requirements: Full valid drivers license in English and drivers must be over the age of 21. *Broome, Darwin and Alice Springs depots closed Dec 1 - Mar 31.

maui New Zealand Price Includes: Unlimited mileage, airport transfers to/from depot, vehicle insurance and third-party property (deductible applies, reducible by purchasing additional), 24-hour customer service helpline, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and a camper tablet with GPS and CamperHelp. Not Included: One-way rental fees, public holiday surcharges, select location fees, fuel, bond and security deposit, road user recovery fee, gas bottle refills, extra driver fee, tolls and traffic notices and optional insurances. Locations: Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Requirements: Full valid drivers license in English and drivers must be over the age of 21. Ask us about Early Bird discounts and long hire discounts. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

*Price per day, from:

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*Price per day, from: maui ultima maui ultima plus maui cascade maui beach maui sunset maui river

116 126 156 167

109 114 118 123 133 138

*prices are indicative only. Please call for competitive rates at time of booking For full terms and conditions and details on the motorhomes visit www.duatravel.com/rentals

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New Zealand Invigorating, exciting, and delightfully refreshing, New Zealand offers spectacular landscapes, unspoiled wilderness, deep fiords, lush rainforest, steaming volcanoes and misty mountains. New Zealand is home to the Māori, whose influence is visible in everything from musical place names to the sinuous carvings that embellish many public buildings. Thrill to a traditional welcome ceremony at the Māori cultural village and share in a ‘hangi’ feast of chicken and sweet potatoes. Taste award-winning wines like Sauvignon Blanc or play a round of golf on an internationally acclaimed course, with stunning backdrops at every tee.

“Today your adventure unfolds, 100% pure”

View nature in the wild, with pods of dolphins at your side as you kayak a tranquil bay in the Abel Tasman National Park, or view the majestic sperm whales off the coast of Kaikoura. Explore the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown, host to activities including Bungee jumping and jetboating. Discover the geothermal wonderland in Rotortua and see geysers, bubbling mud pools and stem vents. In Fiordland, see breathtaking steep valleys and native wildlife in Milford and Doubtful Sounds. New Zealand provides vacation seekers a haven for those looking for peace and rejuvenation - as well as being a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers. Māori Welcome


TOURING / Sydney

New Zealand

Manawatawhi / Three Kings islands

Cape Reinga

North Island

Kaitaia

Kerikeri

Wellington 121

Kaikohe

Whangarei

Wanganui Dargaville

294

170

Waitomo Caves

339

273

94

Tauranga

236

142

101

97

286

192

103

53

Warkworth Coromandel

Taupo 50

Rotorua

Pukekohe

213

258

161

211

Palmerston North

433

273

277

322

295

483

99

107

191

184

186

145

371

New Plymouth

201

157

191

186

89

140

111

411

256

331

411

291 286

47 277 126

66 185 129

95 206 175

347 66 178 146

535 255 245 336

67 228 459 151

423 144 364 223

NORTH ISLAND

465 184 134 264

New Plymouth

Kaitaia 281 511 203

Hamilton 245 79

Stratford

281

Marton

Auckland Abel Tasman Tasman National Bay Park

273

519

593

391

143

183

409

511

365

171

183

300

92

154

227

132

484

483

44

152

603

404

180

335

452

244

99

75

265

636

621

103

Te Anau

502

303

175

227

344

136

117

191

168

528

520

Queenstown

18

217

442

341

224

432

577

697

423

70

73

259

496

301

184

392

631

711

464

Nelson

405

205

198

314

326

224

277

359

Mount Cook

679

479

255

410

528

319

174

Milford Sound

559

359

135

337

454

246

Invercargill

414

344

263

91

208

206

158

351

117

323

254

354

Franz Josef

424

224

Dunedin

199

Christchurch

Blenheim Distance in miles (0.62 mile = 1km)

Haast

Westport

Picton Nelson Blenheim

Westport

Wanaka

Greymouth Hokitika

Picton

Franz Josef Glacier

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Ross

Rangiora Fox Glacier Lake Tekapo

Haast

Hanmer Springs

Waipara

Pegasus Bay

Akaroa

Geraldine Temuka

Mt Aspiring Nat’l Park

Milford Sound

Timaru Waimate

Wanaka Arrowtown

Greymouth

Cromwell

Oamaru

Queenstown Fjordland Nat’l Park

Alexandra

Te Anau

Otago Peninsula

Dunedin Winton

Gore Balclutha

Invercargill

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Milton

Kaikoura

Christchurch

Ashburton

Lake Pukaki

Pahiatua

Masterson

Greytown

SOUTH ISLAND

Carterton Featherston Martinborough Wairarapa

Cape Palliser

Wellington

ait

266

Hastings Waipukurau

Feilding Dannevirke Palmerston North

Marlborough Sounds Levin Queen Charlotte Otaki Sound Paraparaumu

Str

465

Waiouru Taihape

Wanganui

Portage

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Tongariro National Park

Hawera

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Murupara

Turangi

Inglewood

Moteuka

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Rotorua

Taumarunui

Cook

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Whakatane Kawerau Opotiki

Otorohanga Tokoroa Te Kuiti

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Whitianga

Auckland

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Helensville

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Known as the ‘City of Sails’ for its love of water, Auckland is flanked by two magnificent harbors and offers a myriad of activities. Head to the top of the Skytower for panoramic views, brunch with the locals in fashionable Ponsonby, explore Waiheke Island for its excellent wineries and beaches or the Waitakere Ranges for wilderness forests.

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Sophisticated and elegant, the recently refurbished SKYCITY Grand Hotel offers e 5-star accommodation with a range of services and facilities unparalleled Av n so in New Zealand. The rooms are developed to provide guests with a sense of am i l il W staying in a boutique urban lodge, reflecting natural colors, materials and Newto n Rd textures throughout. This hotel offers everything from stunning harbor view rooms available on request, to Presidential Suites with sweeping views across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and beyond. All the standard facilities you’d expect of an international 5-star hotel are available such as private car services, day spa, fitness center featuring lap pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa. Free uncapped WiFi is another feature of the hotel and wider precinct. SKYCITY Grand Hotel sits within the Federal Street dining precinct, offering some of New Zealand’s very best restaurants on the doorstep of the hotel and with the option to charge back to your room. The Federal Street dining precinct boasts seven award winning restaurants by world renowned chefs, with something to suit everybody. Along with the Sky Tower and SKYCITY Casino being right on the doorstep, there really is no better place to base yourself in Auckland.

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is ideally located in the heart of Auckland. With a beautiful design inspired by New Zealand’s landscape and culture, commanding stunning views of Waitemata Harbor, it is a true landmark destination. All luxuriously appointed rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private Juliet balconies, oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep-soaking bathtubs and BOSE™ stereo systems, as well as the signature Sofitel MyBed™. Enjoy contemporary cuisine at hotel restaurant Lava Dining, and experience pure relaxation at So SPA. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive a reduced rate. Valid Apr 1 - Oct 9, 17 & Dec 17, 17 - Jan 15, 18.

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Auckland / ACCOMMODATION

The Langham Auckland The Langham, Auckland is the jewel in the crown of New Zealand’s largest city. As you pass through the doors, you’ll discover an unparalleled level of comfort, luxury and sophistication enhanced by a welcoming ambience. This magnificent property is one of New Zealand’s leading venues for meetings, conferences and events and boasts some of the largest function rooms and facilities in Auckland. Over the years it has been well recognized and rewarded for excellence in hospitality and cuisine. The 5-star hotel boasts 409 rooms offering a number of accommodation choices.

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SKYCITY Hotel SKYCITY Hotel is one of New Zealand's most popular accommodations and offers a place to relax and unwind in the heart of the city, with entertainment right on your doorstep. Enjoy all the luxury and comfort of a first-class hotel with spacious rooms and all the facilities you’d expect of an international hotel. SKYCITY Hotel's recently renovated, modern, spacious rooms feature premium or deluxe king and twin rooms and suites. Harbor view, interconnecting and accessible rooms are available on request. Guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, valet parking, an executive car service and free uncapped WiFi throughout the hotel. In addition guests can head to East Day Spa, specializing in Eastern-style holistic treatments to deliver total wellness and restore the balance of mind, body and soul. From the world-class Casino to the selection of up to 20 restaurants, bars and cafés, entertainment and the spectacular views across Auckland from the Sky Tower, there really is something for everyone at SKYCITY.

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Grand Millennium Auckland Grand Millennium Auckland strives to provide you with a superior experience through excellent service and attention to detail. All of the 452 stylish rooms and suites at the hotel, combine smart design, chic décor, floor to ceiling windows for natural light and modern amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Take advantage of quality facilities during your stay, whether it’s enjoying a swim in the heated indoor pool or savoring a delicious teppanyaki meal at Katsura Japanese Restaurant.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17; Dec 15 - Dec 29, 17 & Jan 2 - Jan 25, 18.

M Social Auckland M Social Auckland made for the modern traveler, M Social is built around the design experience. The hotel weaves contemporary design to ensure that you never have more than you want, or less than you need. Superbly located right on Auckland’s waterfront with state of the art facilities, 190 guest rooms and 8 luxury suites all facing the sea. Just footsteps away from the Viaduct Basin’s designer shops, great restaurants and clubs.

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ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING / Auckland

Mercure Auckland Located in the heart of the Auckland waterfront district, Mercure Auckland overlooks the harbor and bustling city. The hotel is close to the Viaduct Harbour, Queens Wharf ferry terminals, Britomart Transport Centre and Vector Arena. The top floor restaurant and bar, Vue Restaurant, is a unique feature, offering panoramic views of Auckland’s Harbour and city skyline.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive a reduced rate. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18 (blackout dates apply).

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Bush & Beach Wilderness Experience

Bush & Beach Hobbiton Express Tour

From central Auckland explore the real New Zealand. Revel in the natural splendor and learn about the area’s flora and fauna, coastal rainforest and the Waitakere Ranges, just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland. Travel to the Arataki Centre and enjoy panoramic views. Walk the easy bush tracks in the lush rainforest among giant tree ferns and Kauri trees before you move onto experience the power of the wild and rugged West Coast. Feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll on one of the most aweinspiring beaches the world has to offer. Other options include full-day Best of Both Worlds tour combining the Wilderness Experience with Auckland city sights. Departs: Daily at 12.30pm. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and refreshments.

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Enjoy a magical journey through Middle-earth to the Hobbiton Movie Set from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' Trilogies. This fascinating tour travels from Auckland to the Waikato region and through the undulating green hills on approach to Hobbiton Shire. On arrival at Shire’s Rest, location of the largest green set in the world, be thrilled by the Party Tree, see 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arched bridge and visit the Green Dragon Inn. At this fascinating location, you can take a photo of Bilbo’s house, ‘Bag End’ and look out over the whole set to the hills in the distance. A sumptuous buffet lunch is included in the marquee behind the Green Dragon before the journey back to Auckland. Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, Hobbiton entry, drink at Green Dragon Inn, buffet lunch and a $10 souvenir shopping voucher.

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Wine on Waiheke

Private Auckland Wine & Dine Tour

A deluxe vineyard tour combining world-class wine set against the backdrop of stunning Waiheke Island. You will be transported by coach to enjoy tastings at three of Waiheke’s finest vineyards and enjoy spectacular views of the Auckland skyline across the water. Departs: Daily at 1pm. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Return ferry crossing, all day bus pass and wine tasting. PRICE GUIDE: $

Matakana Coast Wine Country just north of Auckland City is home to some of the best kept secrets that New Zealand has to offer. On this Private Tour, choose to include local producers of honey, cheeses, yoghurts, wine, chocolate, ice cream, organic blueberries, oysters etc. Marvel at a huge Kauri tree, Waiwera or enjoy swimming at magnificent Orewa Beach.Departs: Daily at 9am (flexible) Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, luxury vehicle, snacks and eco-water bottle. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Auckland / SIGHTSEEING

Discover the Bay of Islands

Bush & Beach Coromandel Day Tour Experience Coromandel Peninsula's sheltered bays and stunning coastlines loved by New Zealanders. Travel via Thames up the spectacular west coast road which leads to Coromandel township. Here the Barry Brickell designed and built mountain railway system takes you on a memorable journey through the rugged landscape before you enjoy a quiet stroll in pristine forest amongst magnificent Kauri trees.

Take a scenic drive north of Auckland via the Hibiscus Coast to the Bay of Islands, a haven for people who enjoy water activities and the beauty of uncrowded sandy beaches and native forests. Upon arrival in Paihia visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds and see a traditional Māori meeting house and a huge waka (war canoe), before joining a pre-booked afternoon activity. You can board the Bay Belle ferry to cruise from Paihia to historic Russell and wander through the cafés, museums and craft shops along the waterfront, before returning to Paihia and starting your journey back to Auckland. Alternatively, you can board a cruise to Cape Brett and travel through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. Should you decide on a naturebased experience, arrive in Paihia and join a Fullers Bay of Islands ultimate eco-marine adventure for the chance to get up close and even swim with the dolphins in their natural environment. Departs: Daily from 7.25am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. (Lunch options available, ask for details).

Journey across the mountain divide towards the east coast beaches where you stop for lunch. Visit Hot Water Beach (note - digging a hole for hot water is subject to tide conditions) and Cathedral Cove where the Pacific Ocean washes through a natural arch onto a white-sandy beach. The return walk down to the beach takes approximately 80 minutes (walk subject to guide’s discretion). Note: Reasonable level of walking ability required. Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and Driving Creek Railway admission.

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Auckland Māori Tour

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves

Winner of multiple global awards including the National Geographic World Legacy Award, TIME Unlimited Tours utilizes experienced Māori guides to bring to life Auckland's history and people on this very personal tour. See Auckland and its volcanoes, Devonport and the amazing west coast, iconic black sand beaches and Kauri trees. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch and park fees.

Travel by coach through the rich farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions to Waitomo. From Auckland to Waitomo you will see Rangiriri, the location of an historic Māori land wars battle site and Ngaruawahia, home to the Māori King. Upon arrival at Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the world-famous Glowworm Caves. Your tour continues with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny lights from the glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Then continue onto Rotorua or Auckland. Tour also available in reverse from Rotorua to Auckland. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 9.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, guided tour and lunch.

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ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING / Coromandel

The Coromandel The Coromandel Peninsula lies east of Auckland on the other side of the Hauraki Gulf. An impressive, heavily-forested mountain range runs right up the middle of the Peninsula, which is bordered on each side by miles of spectacular coastline.

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970 Lonely Bay Nestled in native bush close to the seaside town of Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsular, this luxury lodge offers four spacious suites, each with king bed. Luxury ensuite with bathtub, walk-in shower and New Zealand toiletries. The Estuary Suite featues a second bedroom and ensuite. Relax in the spacious Solarium opening to terraces and gardens leading across to Cooks Beach and Lonely Bay. Or retreat to the peaceful library and snug. Explore the marine reserve at nearby Hahei, visit Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Cheese platter on arrival, breakfast, in-room refreshments including wine, plunger coffee, tea and WiFi.

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort This secluded hideaway is situated on Mount Pauanui, a two-hour drive from Auckland. The 48 newly refurbished private chalets and suites, each with their own balcony, are hidden amid lush native bush, offering romantic furnishings that reflect the soothing hues of the surrounding bush. Dine in grand luxury at the award-winning Miha restaurant for a sumptuous dining experience in elegant surrounds, or dine al fresco on the large outdoor deck with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. Take a dip in the solar heated pool, relax in the sauna or spa pool, get active at the gym or on the tennis court.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 17 – Oct 23, 17 (blackout dates apply).

Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge Relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the Coromandel Peninsula at Pauanui Pines, set amongst established trees and open spaces. Accommodation consists of 18 one and two-bedroom self-contained motel units, each offering superior dĂŠcor and spacious functional living with full kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, living and dining areas and complimentary WiFi. Within easy walking distance of the harbor, ocean beach, hikes and the shopping village, the property's facilities include tennis courts and a pool. Golf clubs and bikes are available. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Oct 22, 17.

Cathedral Cove Classic Kayaking Paddle through amazing sea caves, interact with local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. Land at Cathedral Cove for a treat of cappuccinos and cookies on the beach. Departs: Daily at 8.45am and 1.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment, refreshments and dry bags to protect valuables.

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Bay of Islands / ACCOMMODATION Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands The Bay of Islands lies north of Auckland and is known as an aquatic playground for adventure seekers. Featuring over 140 islands and countless bays and coves, much of the coastline remains untouched. Visit Waitangi where New Zealand’s founding treaty document was signed or head over to the west and stand in awe of the majestic Kauri trees and rugged coastline. LUXE

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Set on 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180° views of the Pacific Ocean, Cape Brett and the Cavalli Islands from its verandas, lounge, card and dining rooms. The Lodge accommodation has 22 large guest suites and a two-bedroom Owner’s Cottage, providing utmost luxury. Superb facilities include two tennis courts and an infinity pool and the three secluded swimming beaches offer ideal picnic spots.

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Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, gourmet dinner, full breakfast, select mini-bar and use of lodge facilities (excluding golf and spa).

The Waterfront Suites, Bay of Islands The Waterfront Suites, Bay of Islands are an oasis of tranquility for your Paihia vacation. These all-suite luxury apartments are only steps away from Paihia's restaurants and wharf, ideally situated to take advantage of all that the glorious Bay of Islands and Northland region has to offer. Many suites offer ocean views, while the two-bedroom premium suites and penthouses offer sweeping views from their spacious private balconies. All suites feature a relaxed, contemporary design for indoor and outdoor entertainment, perfect Paihia accommodation for both couples and families.

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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Enhanced by subtropical gardens and extensive guest facilities, this resort-style hotel provides a comfortable base from which to explore the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands. The hotel is conveniently located at the southern entrance to Paihia and features 114 Standard and air-conditoned Superior and Deluxe guest rooms. Amenities include Sky TV, mini-bar, fridge and high-speed internet access. The hotel’s restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner and features a guest lounge bar and an outdoor pool. Includes complimentary WiFi.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive a room upgrade (subject to availability). Valid Apr 16, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands Located within the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands harbor, this resort offers 180 well-appointed guest rooms and suites each with garden or sea views, and with a balcony or patio to complement the facilities. The Waitangi Restaurant offers buffet and à la carte dining and the spacious Café Bar overlooks the ocean. The pool and spa complex is beautifully created from free form rock pools. Bonus Offer: Complimentary room upgrade from Standard to Superior Harbor View or Superior Seaview (subject to availability at time of booking). Valid Apr 1, 17 - Dec 31, 17.

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SIGHTSEEING / Bay of Islands

Discover Cape Reinga Day Tour This full-day trip takes you to the iconic Cape Reinga lighthouse at New Zealand’s northernmost tip, where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. On the way you’ll discover the wild beauty of an untouched region rich in Māori culture and tradition - from its rolling hills to its breathtaking coastline. Get up close to ancient giant kauri trees at Puketi Forest, speed along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach, dig for pipis and experience the thrill

of sandboarding down massive dunes at Te Paki Stream. Experience another Kiwi icon: a delicious fish and chips lunch at the historic Wagener Museum at Houhora. A vegetarian option is available on request. Departs: Daily from Paihia, Russell or Kerikeri at 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter Step into this special world and walk under the same stars that guided the Māori ancestor Kupe from legendary Hawaiki to New Zealand. On the paths of the forest, meet trees that were already giants before Kupe's arrival and that have been standing for over 2,000 years. Learn of the rich bird life and other fauna that inhabits the forest and witness the transitions of life

and the day turning into the night. The highlight of the tour will be your meeting with 'The Lord of the Forest' - the giant Tane Mahuta! Departs: Daily at 5pm (Mar-Sep) and 6pm (Oct-Feb). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers in Hokianga and Māori guide.

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Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock Cruise aboard Dolphin Seeker, a purpose built catamaran, and explore the beautiful Bay of Islands in search of dolphins, whales and other marine life. Cruise past idyllic islands, see the historic Cape Brett lighthouse and hope for a lucky drip from above as you pass through the majestic Hole in the Rock. Visit the stunning shores of tranquil Urupukapuka Island, or walk to the top of the island for spectacular

360 degree views of this breathtaking region. Departs: Daily at 9am or 1.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Free ferry ticket so you can explore Paihia or Russell at your leisure.

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Hole in the Rock Helicopter Scenic Flight The Bay of Islands offers some of the best coastal scenery in New Zealand so this helicopter scenic flight offers exceptional views of these beautiful islands leading to the infamous “Hole in the Rock”. Departing from the beachfront helipad in Paihia the flight heads across Russell with views over to Opua and surrounds before tracking along the peninsula coastline to Cape Brett lighthouse where you will experience an exciting turn to fly around the Hole

in the Rock. The return flight flys directly over the stunning main islands of the area with views of their white sandy beaches, inviting turquoise waters and the Waitangi and Paihia townships. Departs: Daily from Salt Air Paihia helipad, flight times on demand. Duration: 20 minutes (approximately). Includes: Full commentary by pilot. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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The scent of Sulphur tells you that Rotorua is different. Steam escapes from crevices in the ground, gardens bloom alongside bubbling craters and geysers shoot for the sky. Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand’s Māori Culture so be sure to take part in a traditional Māori Hangi, watch a haka or enjoy a soothing mud bath.

Huka Lodge This legendary lodge, founded in 1924 by charming Irishman Alan Pye, lies within the North Island’s magnificent heartland, nestled within 17-acres of manicured grounds beside the hypnotic, turquoise green waters, of the Waikato River in Taupo. With just 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite and two private cottages providing two luxurious hideaways, perfect for families and friends vacationing together. Famed over the past 90 years for its unrivaled location and generous hospitality, every last detail has been considered to ensure guests enjoy superb cuisine, seamless service and every sophisticated comfort. In addition, guests can enjoy a rich diverse array of activities from cultural, adventure and leisure sport to sightseeing. Huka Lodge proudly takes its place as one of the world’s finest retreats – its reputation and abundance of awards all richly deserved. Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, 5-course dinner, full country breakfast, use of lodge facilities and round-trip transfers from Taupo Airport.

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Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa Chic, contemporary hotel situated in a serene lakeside setting on the edge of Lake Rotorua. Eight beautifully appointed ensuite guest rooms offering stunning views to the manicured gardens and the lake. Relax with an individual fireplace, stone soaker baths and monsoon rain showers. Indulge at the luxurious Day Spa and heated pool. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two either indoors or al fresco in the garden. Explore Rotorua and take a heli-flight to view volcanoes and beyond to White Island. Floatplanes depart from the hotel’s private jetty. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid May 1 - Nov 30, 17. Includes: Breakfast, bottled water, non-alcoholic mini-bar, twice daily maid service, home-baked cookies and fresh fruit.

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Distinction Rotorua Hotel Set amongst beautiful gardens and located adjacent to the Whakarewarewa Forest offering world class mountain biking trails, this 4-star hotel boasts a range of refurbished hotel rooms and suites. The hotel’s four in-house restaurants and bar offer superb cuisine and a visit to Rotorua is not complete without experiencing the dynamic Maori Dinner & Show located only metres from your hotel room door. Guests enjoy complimentary use of the heated outdoor swimming pool, gym and private spas. Complimentary WiFi is also available.

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua Millennium Hotel Rotorua is the largest hotel of its class in Rotorua and is ideally situated in the heart of the city overlooking the lake. The internationally acclaimed Polynesian Spa is just a short walk across the road. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views of the lake, forest, gardens, or the native forest courtyard. Restaurant Nikau offers fresh local tastes and the Spa provides relaxing massage, indulgent body treatments including Rotorua mud wraps. The hotel also boasts a heated pool, spa pools, saunas and gym.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights in a Superior Room and receive an upgrade to a Superior Lakeview Room (subject to availability at time of booking). Valid Apr 1 , 17 - Mar 31, 18.

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is ideally situated near the shores of Lake Rotorua and within feet of the city center and dining hub. The hotel has 199 modern, spacious accommodation rooms, some with stunning lake views, including 11 suites and the prestigious Royal Suite. All bedrooms have either a king or two double beds, ensuite with shower over bath, mini-bars and cafés. Guests also have access to the fully-equipped gym, indoor heated pool and geothermal plunge pools. Atlas Café and restaurant is open all year round, serving guests and visitors from the extensive buffet and à la carte dining. The hotel bar Clarke’s is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink fireside or catch up with friends over a shared platter in our outdoor courtyard. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 consecutive nights in a Superior Lakeview Room and receive buffet breakfast daily. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17.

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Sudima Lake Rotorua Sudima Lake Rotorua is nestled on the Lake’s edge adjacent to the Polynesian Spa and is just a short stroll to the city centre. The hotel offers 250 well-appointed guest rooms many with lake views and is the largest in the city. Other facilities and services include complimentary standard internet, an on-site restaurant and bar, heated swimming pool with three private spas, Maori Hangi & Concert show, babysitting services and massage therapist on-site.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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Enjoy a morning sightseeing coach tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic attractions. Visit Te Puia, for Māori culture, geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park showcasing native flora and fauna and be entertained at the Agrodome for a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials. Departs: Daily at 7.25am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and entry fees.

Attention “Lord of the Rings” fans! Discover the real Middleearth on the most picturesque, private farmland near Matamata on the North Island of New Zealand. Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy and 'The Hobbit' Trilogy, on a fascinating guided tour. Departs: Daily, 8:15am and 1:15pm. Duration: 5 hours.

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Rotorua & Taupo / SIGHTSEEING

Te Ra + Kai Ngawha (Steambox Experience)

Geothermal Wonderland Tour

The steam that billows throughout Te Whakarewarewa geothermal reserve has been used by our Māori ancestors to steam their kai (food) for centuries. The Steambox Experience begins with guests selecting the raw ingredients that they wish to have for lunch. Whilst the food is steamed in a natural ngawha (steam vent), guests enjoy a flax weaving workshop and are guided through the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, kiwi enclosure and geothermal valley. The experience concludes with the reveal of the perfectly steamed lunch from the ngawha – and a simple picnic overlooking the world renowned Pōhutu geyser. Have the ultimate experience and upgrade to the exclusive Ingo experience including a chefs cooked lunch, exclusive guide and musical entertainment.

On a half-day, small group and fully guided morning tour through New Zealand’s most spectacular, colorful and diverse volcanic region, experience the amazing geothermal activity of the Rotorua region amidst the stunning volcanic landscapes of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Witness the spectacular and violent eruptions of New Zealand’s largest boiling mud lake, the Lady Knox Geyser erupting daily at 10.15am to heights of 65 feet, colorful volcanic craters, sizzling hot pools, boiling hot springs, hissing fumeroles, vividly colored silica terraces, hot crater lakes, steaming cliffs, hot streams, unique thermally adapted plants, lush rainforest and native birdlife. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 4.45 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, informative commentary and park entry fees.

Departs: Daily from Rotorua at 11am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Guided tour of Māori Cultural Centre, nocturnal Kiwi enclosure, Te Whakarewarewa geothermal reserve plus Steambox lunch and bottle of water.

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Māori Village Experience at Mitai

Tamaki Māori Village, Hangi & Concert

Mitai Maori Village offers an authentic cultural experience including a traditional earth cooked hangi meal, powerful and informative cultural performance and guided bush walk where you can view the sacred “Fairy Spring” and glowworms. Witness warriors paddling in an ancient war canoe dressed in the traditional attire. Departs: Nightly. Includes: Hotel transfer, Hangi dinner meal and entry.

Share in the ancient ceremony of welcome before entering the pre-European Māori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds and activity of daysgone-by. Enjoy a powerful cultural performance and then dine on the mouth-watering hangi buffet feast and dessert. Departs: Daily at 5.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner and entry fee.

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River Rats Raft & Kayak Kayak across scenic Lake Rotoiti to amazing Hot Pools only accessible by boat. Situated right on the lake edge there are a range of pools, varying in temperature and all fed from a natural hot spring. Paddling time is usually around one hour each way with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the pools and lake. The evening option includes an appetizing Kiwi Barbeque dinner and a visit to glowworm caves on

the return paddle whitewater rafting trips are also available ranging from a Grade 5 river featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall through to Grade 2 suitable for children as young as 5 years. Departs: Daily at various times Duration: 2 – 7 hours. Includes: Qualified guides, all specialist equipment and some trips include food. PRICE GUIDE: $

Totally Taupo Combo Start the day with a scenic cruise on Lake Taupo to view the Māori rock carvings on-board the Chris Jolly cruise catamaran. On arrival back at the Taupo Marina, your Inflite Charters helicopter awaits to give you a 12-minute scenic flight over the geothermal areas of Craters of The Moon, the Māori rock carvings and the Huka Falls before landing at the Hukafalls Jet base. A

30-minute jet boat ride with Hukafalls Jet will excite as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 50 mph before reaching the base of the Huka Falls. Departs: Daily 10.30am and 1.30pm. Duration: Allow 3 hours. Includes: Scenic cruise, 30-minute jet boat ride, food and drinks and helicopter flight.

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ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING / Ruapehu

Home to dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park, Ruapehu is one of New Zealand’s premier pure outdoor destinations. From active volcanoes to the mighty Whanganui River, the expansive scenery is just the beginning of what this wonderfully natural playground has to offer.

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Chateau Tongariro Hotel The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village - in the heart of Tongariro National Park. Built in 1929, the 4-star hotel offers 106 beautifully appointed rooms, including suites, one and two-bedroom units. The Chateau Tongariro Hotel is surrounded by a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Tongariro National Park to discover. In-room amenities include Sky TV, mini-bar, fridge and internet access. The hotel has two licensed bars and restaurants and features an indoor heated pool.

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The Powderhorn Chateau The Powderhorn Chateau is an iconic building bordering the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu and the spectacular Tongariro National Park, with the lush Whanganui National Park and Whanganui River also within close proximity. The 4-star property features 30 spacious hotel suites, a 3-bedroom self-contained apartment, a 3-bedroom house and 3 2-bedroom chalets. In-room amenities include Sky TV, mini-bar, and WiFi access. The hotel has two great licensed dining options on-site and features an indoor heated pool for guest use.

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The Bridge to Nowhere River Adventure

Guided One Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Take a journey to the historic Bridge to Nowhere deep within the Whanganui National Park. Jetboat departs Pipiriki with a 55 minute ride through spectacular deep river gorges covered with lush native vegetation. After an easy walk to the bridge you will learn about the history. Departs: Pipiriki at 10am daily. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment and refreshments.

Experience New Zealand’s rugged and beautiful landscape on the world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Be guided by the best with Adrift Tongariro, tours offer a professionallyguided and enjoyable experience for people of all abilities and skill levels. Departs: Daily 8am. Duration: 8-9 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment, lunch and hotel transfers. Whanganui River canoe, bike and multi-day treks also available.

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Ascend to Mt Ruapehu’s sacred Crater Lake. Under your guide’s care venture through rugged volcanic terrain and learn about the geological and cultural significance of the mountain. Departs: National Park and Whakapapa Village at 8am daily. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment and a scenic chairlift ride. (Short of time?) Take a scenic chairlift year-round, or day ski-lift pass in winter.

The ultimate way to explore rural New Zealand. In a self-driven Rail Cart or on a Rail Bike, travel along a decommissioned railway line through tunnels and over bridges to townships that have faded into the past. Departs: Taumarunui Depot at 9.30am. Duration: 8 hours. (Short of time?) Check out the 5 tunnel tour option or try our Whanganui River combo tours.

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Hawke’s Bay / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions and has character and Art Deco architecture in abundance. Take time to savor the lifestyle in one of the unique accommodations in and around Napier and visit the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture land in Hawke’s Bay, affording spectacular 180° views of the Pacific Ocean, the luxury lodge buildings at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm. Combining rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture, the 22 suites and a four-bedroom Owner's Cottage offer luxury accommodation. The main lodge living and dining spaces are welcoming with roaring open fires, contemporary art and stylish design, and guests also enjoy the wine cellar with tasting room.

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Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, gourmet dinner, breakfast, select mini-bar and use of lodge facilities (excluding golf and spa).

The Crown Hotel Napier Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri amongst restaurants, cafés and boutique shopping. The Crown Hotel offers waterfront accommodation with 39 guest rooms and suites. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel or modern contemporary studios, and one and two-bedroom suites overlooking the ocean. Enjoy complimentary undercover carparking, daily newspaper, laundry facilities, WiFi/high speed internet and fitness center. Other features include outdoor room balcony, lounge bar with outdoor courtyard and fireplace, Milk and Honey restaurant. Relax and indulge at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalized service.

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Scenic Hotel Te Pania Scenic Hotel Te Pania is styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke's Bay. This modern hotel is shaped to echo the lines of the Bay, offering stunning views out over the ever-changing Pacific Ocean. A fresh, contemporary-style hotel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is just a short stroll from Napier’s main art deco street. The hotel offers 109 superior rooms and suites. All rooms face out to the Bay with floor to ceiling sliding windows. Each room includes Sky TV, high-speed internet access, mini-bar and fridge. Complimentary access to Ocean Spa Complex adjacent to the hotel. Includes complimentary WiFi.

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Art Deco Guided Walk Experience Nowhere else can you hear the stories of a city’s rebirth and see the variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930's jazz age in such a concentrated area. Your local volunteer guide brings history to life as you take an easy stroll through Art Deco Napier. Departs: The Art Deco Centre daily at 2pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Coffee and tea. Other tour options include the Deco Bus tour and the Vintage Deco Car tour.

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Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay If location is everything, then the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay has it all. The hotel overlooks one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, and offers one of the most luxurious accommodation experiences in Wellington. All rooms are enhanced by colors capturing the natural beauty of the nearby ocean and landscape. Enjoy the stunning harbor views from One80° Restaurant, or relax at the heated indoor pool.

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QT Museum Wellington This is not your ordinary Hotel. It’s anything but. Design and art, style and luxury, with a touch of quirk. Immerse yourself in the country’s Creative Capital at QT Museum Wellington. Part of an acclaimed family of boutique accommodation, QT Hotels & Resorts, the QT Museum Wellington is located in the center of Wellington city opposite the harbor and New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, indulge in the idyllic harbor views. The public spaces and guest rooms are styled with an eclectic mix of Gatsby inspired furnishings carried through with bold, contrasting inflections of gold. You’re invited to enjoy signature QT style which capture the heart of the city’s creative culture.

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The Martinborough Hotel Built in 1882, this stunning heritage boutique hotel, is located on the Square in the world renowned Pinot Noir Wine Village of Martinborough. With its sloping polished wooden floors, the hotel features a mix of old world charm with accents of contemporary décor. Suites and rooms open onto the picturesque secret garden or sweeping balcony The Restaurant & Bar – Paddock to Plate, services fresh, honest, local cuisine daily. Only 90 minutes from Wellington city center, or 3 hours from Napier, along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights, pay for 2. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 21, 17. 96

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Wharekauhau Country Estate Recapturing the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era, Wharekauhau Country Estate is a luxury lodge with award-winning style situated on a 5,000 acre working farm not far from Wellington. Framed by the Rimutaka Ranges to the west and Palliser Bay to the east, the Lodge is surrounded by ancient, native forest, spectacular beaches, bountiful rivers, and tranquil lakes facilitating a veritable smorgasbord of outdoor activities. The main lodge is built along the lines of an Edwardian country mansion. Inside the antique furniture captures the grandeur of yesteryear, yet the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. Dotted throughout the extensive grounds are 13 sumptuously furnished guest cottages, each within 164 yards of the main lodge but offering complete privacy with magnificent ocean views. Features include super king size beds, heated marble floors and a double spa bath. Includes: Breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapĂŠs, multi-course dinner and WiFi.

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Wellington to Picton, Interislander

Enter the world of Weta Workshop with There and Back Again Premium, a guided round trip by Weta Studio Tours in Wellington, New Zealand! You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to the Weta Cave, where your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey. On arrival, wander through the mini museum, and take a seat for a behind-the-scenes documentary.

Interislander travels the Cook Strait between Wellington on the North Island and Picton on the South Island and is known as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Travel through the Marlborough Sounds as you sail from Wellington to Picton on a three hour cruise. With up to 11 sailings a day, there is a wide choice of travel times when booked in advance.

Departs: Daily at 1.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours Includes: Hotel transfers, priority seating for Weta documentary, a 45-minute guided Weta Cave Workshop tour and a 45-minute Thunderbirds Are Go Experience and the famous Weta Cave shop.

The many facilities provide comfort and convenience onboard. Enjoy a meal with a drink, catch the latest movie release or stroll on the deck and take in the views. For a small surcharge, upgrade to the Premium Plus Lounge, and enjoy the crossing with all food and beverage included, beer and wine as well. Relax with WiFi, comfortable seating, newspapers, with no children under 18 permitted. Departs: Daily, times vary. Duration: 3 hours.

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Lord of the Rings Tour Spend the morning exploring the city locations on Mount Victoria and the Weta Cave Museum and Workshop Exhibition. After an Orc sized lunch, the afternoon is spent exploring the Hutt Valley. Stops include the River Anduin, the Gardens of Isengard and the setting for Rivendel. Situated in a thousand year old New Zealand Native rainforest, you will see why the Elves chose to live here.

Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 8.5 hours Includes: Hotel transfer and lunch. Half day tours, morning and afternoon available. Ask for details.

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ACCOMMODATION / Nelson & Malborough

Nelson & Marlborough, South Island Enjoy Nelson’s lifestyle with year-round sunshine, surrounded by glorious beaches, hiking trails and spectacular waterways.

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Bay of Many Coves Resort There is a place in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand’s famous wine growing region, where lush green hills kiss azure blue waters and a uniquely tranquil and restful sanctuary awaits. Bay of Many Coves Resort is a luxurious retreat offering spacious hillside apartments with an uninterrupted vista of coastline and native bush-clad hills from private balconies. The restaurant’s irresistible cuisine reflects the region's finest harvest, from succulent seafood to delicious olives and fruits and, naturally, the very best hand-selected wines. Watch the sun set across the bay and the moon as it sails above the distant hills. On cooler nights, nestle in by the open fire with a glass of Marlborough’s finest and a dining experience you will never forget. Take relaxation even further by indulging in a massage with the resident therapist, or enjoy the swimming pool or cedar spa. This exclusive picture-postcard retreat presents an extraordinary playground for sailing, fishing, walking and kayaking, in an unspoiled natural environment that is absolutely world-class. An excellent destination for discerning travelers. Bonus Offer: Stay 2 nights and receive a bottle of local Marlborough wine on arrival. Stay 3 nights and receive a spa treatment. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

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Westhaven Retreat Escape to Westhaven Retreat, an undiscovered private peninsula in Golden Bay. Hidden within the ridge line is one of New Zealand’s most unique Luxury Lodges offering Luxury accommodation with panoramic bay views, exquisite Resort facilities and spectacular wilderness surroundings. The pure natural beauty and variety of scenery will leave you astounded. From tidal bores, to dramatic cliffs, huge sea caves, offshore rocks and secluded beaches. This is a dream destination for nature lovers and those wanting to experience the very best of pure wild New Zealand. The Lodge itself is described as an architectural delight and was hand built by its owners. All rooms are perfectly appointed to enjoy the endless panoramic views over the Kahurangi National Park and Whanganui Inlet, a marine and wildlife reserve. You will love spending time in the beautiful 24 meter long heated swimming pool set amongst a profusion of exotic indoor plants with many other relaxation options, such as massage and spa. With the Westhaven Family as your hosts they offer intimate warm hospitality with delicious cuisine. All your senses will be nurtured at Westhaven Retreat, ensuring that you have a truly memorable stay. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights and receive tickets to the “Farewell Spit Safari Tour” or “Farewell Spit Horse Riding.” Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon tea and pastries, a pre-dinner drink and a 4-course dinner daily.

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Scenic Hotel Marlborough Scenic Hotel Marlborough brings a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to the heart of Marlborough wine country. The hotel is conveniently located just a short walk from the center of Blenheim and 20 minutes drive to the Interisland ferry terminal in Picton. The hotel offers a range of accommodation with 54 guest rooms including superior rooms, family rooms and a one-bedroom suite. Facilities include the heated outdoor pool (Oct-Apr), spa pool, sauna, complimentary WiFi and Seymours Restaurant and Bar.

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Grand Mercure Malborough Surrounded by well-kept gardens, this hotel is pleasantly positioned just a 15-minute drive from the heart of Nelson. Featuring 83 rooms, the hotel boasts boutique rooms plus elegant self-contained one and two-bedroom cottages and onebedroom studio apartments, an outdoor solar-heated pool and gym. Each cottage is uniquely furnished and opens onto the green, the stream, or your own private courtyard. Rooms feature elegant furnishings and superior comfort with views of cottage gardens and Nelson’s mountain range or the Waimea Inlet. Indulge in The Monaco Kitchen’s Mediterranean courtyard overlooking Waimea Estuary and the mountains and beyond. Complimentary parking and WiFi included.

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Seafood Odyssea Cruise Wonderful Marlborough seafood, award-winning Marlborough wine and the stunning Marlborough Sounds – a perfect combination for an afternoon cruise in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the area with seemingly endless bays and coves to explore, and different scenery around each corner. Visit a New Zealand king salmon farm, and enjoy a wonderful seafood tasting on board, matched to a glass of award-winning Marlborough

sauvignon blanc. This is the perfect way to enjoy the Marlborough Sound or use the cruise as the perfect way to get to Bay of Many Coves Resort. Departs: Picton Marina daily at 1.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Seafood and wine.

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Greenshell Mussel Cruise Take in the natural beauty of this stunning environment; learn about the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the pioneering families who have settled here. Visit a Greenshell Mussel Farm where your launch captain will explain how and why this delicacy grows so well in the Marlborough Sounds. Departs: Havelock Marina daily at 1:30pm. Duration: 3 Hours. Includes: Seafood and wine.

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ACCOMMODATION, SIGHTSEEING & TOURING / Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park With scenery ranging from fantastic beaches to forests and valleys, Abel Tasman National Park can be explored either on foot or by water taxi, and is an absolute must on any South Island itinerary. Kayaking, Abel Tasman National Park

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Stonefly Lodge Situated on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, Stonefly Lodge is centrally located between three spectacular National Parks, making it an ideal base to explore the region. Operating on alternative energy sources, complete with library, snooker table and the “Matai Bar”, guests have the ideal setting to relax after an exciting day’s fly fishing or exploring the local region. Four stunning upstairs guest rooms come complete with private balconies overlooking Motueka River. Includes: Breakfast daily.

Kayak, Seals & Walk Day Trip For a taste of everything the Abel Tasman National Park has to offer, join a tour with Wilsons. Explore the protected beaches and spectacular granite sculptures of the southern coast with an easy guided sea kayak. Travel deeper into the Abel Tasman National Park and explore the secrets of forest-fringed golden sandy bays for an enchanting walk. View New Zealand

fur seals as the Vista Cruise pauses at Tonga Island Marine Reserve with its resident seal colony. Selfdrive option available. Departs: Nelson daily (Oct 20 - Apr 18) at 9am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, two hours guided sea kayaking, scenic cruise and unguided walk.

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New Zealand's finest coastal National Park is waiting for you. Choose how much walking or kayaking you want to do. Be welcomed at beachfront lodges within the Park: Torrent Bay Lodge and Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa. Expert guides help design each day to suit you. Enjoy inspired meals featuring local specialties. Take a stroll under the stars and be lulled to sleep

by waves lapping golden sands. Awake to birdsong and breakfast overlooking the sea. Share the Wilson family's eight generations of experience in the region. Departs: South: Mon, Fri, Sat and Sun at 11.40am. North: Wed at 8.30am. Duration: 3 days. Includes: Two nights’ accommodation, meals, kayak equipment and transfers from Nelson or Motueka. Price pp twin share, from: 999

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The George, Christchurch The George is a luxury boutique hotel set beside the beautiful Hagley Park and Avon River in the heart of Christchurch. Offering 53 chic and stylish rooms, two award-winning restaurants and a guest to staff ratio of one-to-one ensures an attentive and welcoming stay. Nestled quietly beside the park, The George is just steps from the cultural attractions of museums, punting on Avon, the art gallery, botanical gardens, casino, golf course, boutique shopping and a myriad of new cafés and restaurants. Complimentary WiFi, bikes, off-site gym and parking are also available.

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Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is a contemporary hotel located in the city centre. It’s the perfect base to experience Christchurch and the Canterbury region with superb food and wine areas nearby, as well as plenty of opportunities for skiing and adventure. Enjoy complimentary WiFi, dine at Straits Café which is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Bonus Offer: Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid Apr 1 - Sep 30, 17 & Dec 15, 17 - Jan 31, 18.

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ibis Christchurch Close to the designer shops and modern cafes at the Re:START Mall and with Cathedral Square right on its doorstep, the ibis Christchurch is perfectly located in the central city, providing easy access to all local attractions and the airport. The ibis offers 155 contemporary rooms which feature broadband internet access, a flat screen TV with SKY channels, a work desk and an ensuite bathroom. Other hotel features include Open Restaurant & Bar, a 24/7 food and beverage service, car parking, guest laundry and an internet kiosk.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, near Kaikoura Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses were built to give guests a great nights sleep in one the most beautiful places in the world. Located seven miles north of the world renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge shares the land with a deer stud and olive grove, nestled between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range and famed Mangamaunu Bay. A contemporary country lodge, Hapuku is composed of four luxury lodge suites, the Olive House suite and five luxury Tree Houses built in the canopy of a native Manuka grove. All rooms feature custom designed, hand-crafted furniture, tailor-made beds and mattresses, European style bathrooms with heated towel rails and floors and rain drop showerheads. The Tree Houses also have large spa baths and fireplaces and the lodge suites have Japanese soaking tubs. The chefs strive to take advantage of seasonal ingredients, sourced whenever possible from local organic farmers. On-site facilities include guest restaurant, 50-foot solar heated lap pool, pool house, guest change room/rainforest shower, in-house spa treatment and mountain bikes. Bonus Offers: Stay 2 nights and receive a bottle of Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses wine on arrival. Stay 3 nights and receive a lunch picnic basket.Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily.

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Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass Nestled in mountain beech forest and surrounded by the Southern Alps, Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass offers comfort and warm hospitality in a 6,000 acre nature reserve and high country merino sheep station. The lodge has 20 Mountain View rooms and four luxurious Alpine Spa Lodges. Enjoy gourmet food and an extensive wine selection. Adventures vary to suit guests’ interests, weather and wildlife. Walk from your room into a natural paradise of beech forest, moss-lined streams and lakes or try mustering or shearing merino sheep with the resident lodge ecologist or farm manager.

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The Hermitage Hotel The World renowned Hermitage Hotel is nestled against the majestic backdrop of New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook and the Southern Alps. A haven for adventurous travelers since 1884, the 164 room Hermitage Hotel offers a complete year round alpine holiday experience. Accommodation ranges from luxurious hotel rooms with unsurpassed views of Aoraki Mt Cook to standard rooms overlooking the Sefton Mountain Range. Several Restaurants and bars offer an assortment of dining options with spectacular views from every seat.

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Lord of the Rings Edora Tour Join The Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the LOTR filming location: remote and beautiful Mt Potts high country station, home of Mt Sunday. See how this peaceful mountain was transformed into Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy. Immerse yourself in the natural, unspoilt beauty of this breathtaking area with its sparkling clear lakes, glistening blue rivers and fresh, crisp mountain air. If you are not a “Lord

of the Rings” fan, you will still enjoy this fantastic day full of incredible scenery. Departs: Daily at 9am (except Dec 25) from Christchurch. Duration: 9 hours Includes: 4WD adventure, short guided walk, commentary and Champagne picnic lunch.

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Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook This coach tour takes you from Christchurch to Queenstown, through diverse farmland via Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and then onto New Zealand’s tallest mountain Aoraki, known as Mount Cook. At Mount Cook, enjoy the spectacular scenery but remember that there is also time for an optional scenic flight (weather permitting, own expense),

before continuing onto New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. This is an ideal way of journeying from Christchurch to Queenstown where you will arrive in the early evening. Departs: Daily at 7:30am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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Whale Watch Kaikoura Kaikoura is overlooked by majestic mountains, snow-capped for many months of the year with the magic continuing offshore. A deep undersea canyon combines with unusual sea currents to attract an extraordinary abundance of marine life, not least the giant sperm whales and the acrobatic dusky dolphins. Travel through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury to Kaikoura where you will be transfered

to your whale-watching tour by boat or light aircraft, the choice is yours. Visit a seal colony where fur seals may be viewed at close quarters. Your day continues with a stop at a winery in the Waipara Wine Valley for wine tasting en route back to Christchurch. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Enjoy a scenic drive across the crater rim of an extinct volcano before reaching the French village of Akaroa for a harbor cruise or dolphin swim. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning seaside bistro and explore the historic village before returning to Christchurch via Barry's Bay cheese factory. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

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West Coast Discover the spectacular West Coast and you will find some of the most beautiful, rugged coastline in the world, featuring the bizarre rock formations to the north at Punakaiki and the unique glacier region of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef to the south. Fox Glacier, West Coast

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier An exclusive luxury hotel experience at Franz Josef Glacier, the newly developed Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a stunning, unique lodge-style hotel and the only luxury property of its kind in the area. Guest rooms have been designed with both comfort and environmental preservation in mind, and features include a pillow menu, luxurious bed linen, deluxe soundproofing technology between rooms, as well as a private balcony or courtyard. Dining is among the trees in The Canopy restaurant, with quality local cuisine and 5-course degustation option on the menu. Hotel facilities include lounge with bar and open fire, Amaia Spa on-site offering a full menu of treatments.

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Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier is nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand. The hotel provides luxury, privacy and location, whilst being a short stroll to Fox Glacier village. After a day of sightseeing, escape into the luxury of your spacious and beautifully appointed king or twin bedroom and breathe in the fresh alpine air from your own balcony. Relax and relive your day's activities in the upstairs guest lounge either in front of the roaring fireplace or whilst taking in the expansive views. Make use of the complimentary WiFi to share your experiences with family and friends.

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58 on the Cron Motel, Franz Josef Set within Franz Josef Glacier’s beautiful native rainforest, it is a short five minute walk to the town center and across from the new Glacier Hot Pool Complex. The motel is architecturally designed for the discerning traveler and each unit is fully-equipped with a kitchenette. Relax and enjoy the kereru, tuis, kea and other native birds that visit the garden. At night you can hear the tree frogs whistling in the rainforest and the local kea population squawking when they head into town as it becomes cold in the Alpine forest areas.

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Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Set in a superb alpine location, the recently refurbished Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier consists of two wings, each with its own charm and atmosphere. Situated on the very edge of the Westland National Park a World Heritage area, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style. The hotel offers 130 rooms, including Sky TV, mini-bar, fridge, four private spa pools and complimentary WiFi. Bonus Offer: Stay 3 nights and receive a room upgrade. Valid Apr 16 - Sep 30, 17.

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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Discover spectacular beaches and untouched rainforests between pristine lakes and rivers draining from the snow-capped Southern Alps, just an hour’s drive south of Fox Glacier. Few places on earth match the natural setting of Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, featuring 24 Rainforest Rooms and four Luxury River View Rooms on the Moeraki River and Rapids. Guides will introduce you to Fiordland crested penguins (Aug-Dec), unique bird life and primeval forests. There are 12 miles of forest, river and seacoast walking tracks to explore and canoes in front of your room plus gourmet food and wine.

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Includes: Breakfast, dinner, guided nature and wilderness activities, forest, beach and lake access.

Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing Fly over two of New Zealand’s most famous glaciers and land at the head of either the Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. View the incredible natural phenomenon of the glacier as it winds slowly down the carved valleys from its origin in the mountains high above you.

Departs: Daily every half hour between 8am and 5pm. Duration: 30 minutes including snow landing. Includes: Helicopter Flight and one snow landing

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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike After an exciting scenic flight, land high up on the glacier and undertake a two hour guided hike amongst some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring glacier scenery available. Departs: Daily at various times. Duration: Up to 3 hours with up to 2 hours on the glacier. Includes: Helicopter flight, guided glacier walk and entry into the Glacier Hot Pools.

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Azur luxury lodge is set amongst more than three acres of native bushland in a private and secluded part of Queenstown, only a five minute drive from the town center by complimentary transfer. Azur is renowned for personalized, friendly and professional service and personally welcomes guests arriving by air at the airport. En route to Azur, enjoy a tour of the downtown area and upon arrival enjoy refreshments at your leisure before a tour of your villa. The property features a magnificent lodge with a breakfast dining room and beautiful guest lounge. Each of the nine 807 square foot villas offer uninterrupted views and incorporate their own private terrace, lounge and fireplace. At the end of the day your comfort is ensured with a sumptuous super king or twin bed made up with luxurious 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linens. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Oct 31, 17. Includes: Breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks with canapés and private airport transfers (flight times must be advised at time of booking).

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Matakauri Lodge Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu just seven minutes from Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge offers views of the renowned surrounding mountain ranges. The main lodge consists of spacious lounge, dining and living areas and also offers outdoor dining options including private dining. Facilities include a full service spa, pool with Jacuzzi and fitness center. Eight luxurious outlying villas and four suites located in the main lodge, all feature a private porch, bedroom with sitting area, open fireplace and couple’s bathroom. A four-bedroomed Owner’s Cottage features large living and dining area, kitchen, courtyard, patio and private Jacuzzi.

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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa Located in the heart of a premier alpine resort, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel, offering 82 opulent and stylish deluxe rooms, suites and penthouses, invoking the panache of Paris and warm Queenstown hospitality. Delight in authentic French cuisine at the Left Bank Café or indulge in avant-garde cocktails and live music entertainment at 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge. Revitalize your body, mind and soul at our award-winning So Spa to complete your luxurious experience. Bonus Offer: Stay a minimum of three nights and receive 25% off accommodation rates. Valid Apr 1- Dec 21, 17 (blackout dates apply).

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The Rees Hotel Queenstown Showcasing panoramic lake and alpine views, The Rees Hotel is a sophisticated deluxe hotel on the shores of Lake Wakatipu offering a variety of spacious accommodation options including hotel rooms and apartments, all with private balconies taking advantage of the spectacular views. The unique features at The Rees Hotel include a fine dining restaurant with an award winning chef, an extensive Wine Spectator awarded wine cellar, courtesy shuttle to/ from Queenstown town center, free WiFi, conference facilities, fitness center, over 200+ free in-house movies, and private jetty. Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel epitomizes southern hospitality at its finest.

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Hotel St. Moritz Boasting dramatic lake and mountain vistas, the alpine lodge-style design of Hotel St Moritz befits its setting. From the sweeping entrance with its enormous stone fireplace, to the contemporary art works on every floor, Hotel St Moritz epitomizes style and glamor. Rooms and apartment-style suites are each handsomely appointed, cleverly blending timeless classics with modern essentials. Panoramic views across lake and mountains are available in both rooms and apartments. Superbly located, Hotel St Moritz is just short a walk from the town’s vibrant dining and shopping precinct.

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Millennium Hotel Queenstown The recently refurbished Millennium Hotel Queenstown is only three minutes walk from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities. The hotel facilities include a business center, gym, sauna, spa, bar and restaurant Each of the hotel’s 220 elegant rooms and suites are appointed with those unique touches of luxury that epitomize the Millennium Hotel signature worldwide. To add to the atmosphere of relaxation, many rooms offer excellent views.

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Heritage Queenstown Heritage Queenstown is an award-winning European style alpine lodge with stunning lake and mountain views. The hotel is located a short distance from the town center and offers newly refurbished guest rooms and suites. The suites are equipped with kitchens and open plan living/dining areas. Relax after a day of sightseeing or Winter days on the ski fields in the resort style facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, and spa.

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside In one of the best positions in Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is close to the town center and next to Lake Wakatipu with a beautiful mountain backdrop. The hotel combines its excellent location with a contemporary interior, comfortable furnishings and good facilities. Boasting 273 guest rooms, a restaurant, café, bar and proximity to key attractions, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is a convenient base for experiencing Queenstown.

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Browns Boutique Hotel Superbly situated in the heart of Queenstown in a quiet, secluded location overlooking the town, Browns Boutique Hotel has stunning lake and mountain views. Just two minutes walk to the shops and restaurants, this stylish, 10-room European-inspired boutique hotel with its spacious guest rooms combines an intimate, timeless feel with genuine New Zealand hospitality. All rooms feature a balcony with stunning views, beautiful décor and free WiFi. Your breakfast is served in the dining room or the outdoor patio with a dramatic alpine backdrop of the town and the Remarkables mountain range.

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Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is surrounded by colorful gardens and set on the shore of picturesque Lake Te Anau, a short stroll from the Te Anau town center. The 112 modern and well-appointed rooms and villas offer stunning lake or garden views, some with balconies. You will taste impressive South Island cuisine in the MacKinnon Room Restaurant and enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau from The Explorer Bar and Lakefront Terrace. After a day sightseeing, guests can relax and unwind in the outdoor heated swimming pool and spa.

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Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau Distinction Luxmore Hotel, conveniently located in the center of Te Anau, offers guests a wide range of refurbished accommodation. With its modern décor and Fiordland themed colors, your stay will be comfortable and enjoyable. Distinction Luxmore Hotel has two restaurants for you to choose from. Hilights Restaurant is known for its excellent buffet breakfast and delicious carvery buffet dinner. Bailiez Café offers guests a café style menu and the opportunity to relax by the fire at the end of the day. Complimentary WiFi is included.

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Dart River Funyak

Explore the magical side of Middle-earth Aoteroa. This small group tour visits all the highlights of the area featuring the best scenery, which makes them a favorite for everyone. A choice of adventure tours around Arrowtown, Glenrochy or both are available. Departs: Daily at 8am and 1.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Refreshments.

An amazing journey deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an amazing wilderness Jet boat ride into the National Park, then get involved with nature and enjoy exploring the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Departs: Queenstown Information Centre daily (except Dec 25) at 7.45am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Lunch and wetsuits.

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Famous Routeburn Track

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This walk in the Mount Aspiring National Park starts with a gradual climb through a 130-million-year old magical world of ferns, lichens and Beech forest. Enjoy lunch surrounded by the grandeur of alpine meadows, meandering streams and majestic snow-capped mountains. Return via the forgotten paths of the Māori and travel along the old Greenstone trails. Departs: Queenstown daily at 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, refreshments, expert guides and use of day packs and wooden walking sticks. PRICE GUIDE: $ 108

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Journey from Queenstown to Glenorchy to experience a wilderness jet boat ride deep into the World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park. A forest walk at 'Paradise' and a back road Heritage tour showcases spectacular scenery used in many Middle-earth movies. Departs: Daily at 8am and 12.30pm. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, spray and life jackets. PRICE GUIDE: $$


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Milford Sound Heli Cruise

Shotover Jet

Journey through New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over secluded alpine lakes, lush rainforest, and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps en route to landing at The Divide.

World-famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over three million people for over 50 years and now it’s your turn! Take a unique, breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for the famous full 360˚ spins and more.

Fly into the heart of the Fiordland National Park, experiencing unparalleled views of world famous Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. Returning, experience an alpine snow landing before flying across Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown.

Located only 10 minutes from Queenstown, Shotover Jet operates on the Shotover River, the richest gold-bearing river in New Zealand, and is the only company permitted to operate within its spectacular canyons. Departs: Daily every 15 minutes. Duration: 1-1.5 hours round-trip from Queenstown including a 25 minute jet boat ride. Includes: Transfers from The Station Information Centre, spray and life jackets.

Departs: On demand from Queenstown. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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Boutique Wine Tour

TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak & Barbeque Lunch

Discover the vineyards of Central Otago on this small group tour, tasting a selection of the region’s fine wines with a delightful platter lunch and visit to historic Old Cromwell Town. A full-day Gourmet Tour and Exclusive Tour are also available. Departs: Daily at 11am. Duration: 5.5 hours. Includes: Specialist wine guide, wine tastings and gourmet lunch platter.

Enjoy a scenic lake cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the historic steamship TSS Earnslaw. Settle in the Colonel’s Homestead for a barbecue lunch, visit farm animals and watch the sheep shearing demonstration. Departs: Daily from the Steamer Wharf at 10am and 12pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Barbecue lunch and farm demonstration.

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Milford Track Guided Day Walk One of the 'Great Walks of the World', The Milford Track should be seen for its dramatic alpine scenery, clear rivers and ancient bush. Your specialist nature guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through forest, grassy flats and wetlands to see native birds and plants. Departs: Daily from Queenstown at 6.45am or Te Anau at 9.30am. Duration: 4-5 hours walking (excludes transport). Includes: Full commentary, lunch and lake cruise. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

1.5 days Pack your camera and experience one of the most beautiful places on earth. Milford Sound is a worldrenowned natural wonder with some of the finest scenery in all of the fiords. Nothing can prepare you for the incredible sights of the Fiordland, where the mountains stand tall and straight out of the water. When day visitors make their way home silence descends upon the fiord. Only a very small number of people get to experience the true tranquillity of the Fiords from sunset till sunrise. When boarding your boat in the afternoon, be welcomed by a warm and friendly local Kiwi crew. You’ll cruise the full length of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea. Whist cruising there is ample time to look out for wildlife such as seals, penguins and dolphins. You can take in the incredible views of waterfalls, rainforests and mountains. The cruise is accompanied by a specialised Nature Guide who is on board to

provide information on Milford Sound’s environment and most incredible history. As evening approaches, the boat will anchor in a sheltered cove and you can explore the fiord further and get even closer to mountains to see the rainforest that clings to the cliff’s edge using the vessel’s kayaks or zodiac. If you prefer, take a frosty dip, or simply relax on the spacious viewing deck and take in the pristine surrounds. The Milford Mariner sleeps up to 60 guests in private cabins with private bathrooms. Departs: Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound daily from 8.30am (Sep-May). Not operational JunAug. Duration: 1.5 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, full commentary, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, scenic cruising, water activities and private sleeping cabins.

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Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound This is the ultimate, all-inclusive Milford Sound experience - above, on and below the water. Enjoy any one of the Milford Sound Nature Cruises to experience the natural wonders of Milford Sound with excellent viewing opportunity of wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins. Specialist nature guides share their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary while roaming the vessel delving into the history, geology and wildlife of the fiord. Then disembark and visit New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory, the Milford Discovery Centre. Hidden beneath the surface in Harrison Cove, descend 30 feet into a glass viewing chamber and explore the world of exotic sea creatures teeming just below the surface and see extraordinary, rare black coral. Then join a specialist nature guide and gaze through crystal clear waters as you kayak for up to an hour around tranquil Harrison Cove. Offering spectacular views

Station 2 Station Cycle Trail Cruise to Mt Nicholas Farm on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu. Cycle along a quiet country road through open farmland between Mt Nicholas and Walter Peak Farms taking in panoramic alpine views, returning to Queenstown on TSS Earnslaw. Departs: Daily from St Omer Wharf, Queenstown at 11am and 1pm (9am Oct – Apr) Duration: 4.5 hours Cycle distance: 9 miles. Includes: Return cruise, bicycle hire, cycle map, water bottle (Walter Peak BBQ lunch at additional cost).

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of the Pembroke Glacier, kayaking is suitable for all experience levels, and double kayaks are available which are ideal for families. There’s an automated lift for easy entry and exit from the kayaks. Kayak in one of the most majestic places in the world in this incredible, up close nature experience. Transport options are available from Te Anau in small, 22 seat coaches with leather seats. Sit back and enjoy the views as experienced, local drivers provide a lively and informative commentary with plenty of stops for photos and short walks along the Milford Road. Departs: Daily at 9.45am and 12.15pm year round from Milford Sound (10.30am and 1pm Oct – Apr). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Cruise, kayaking for one hour, admission fees and picnic lunch.

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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Glowworm Caves - Te Anau

Explore the majestic scenery of this world-famous fiord with your specialist onboard nature guide. View breathtaking waterfalls and look out for seals, dolphins and penguins en route. Upgrade to a flight back to Queenstown for the complete experience. Departs: Daily from Te Anau or Queenstown from 6.55am. Duration: 7 or 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and cruise. Lunch options available.

Cruise across stunning Lake Te Anau to join your specialist cave guide. Explore the underground caves by path into a world of rock formations, fossils, whirlpools and waterfalls. Take a small boat to see the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms. Departs: Daily at various times. Duration: 2.25 hours. Includes: Lake cruise, glowworm cave tour and refreshments.

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

1.5 days Immerse yourself in the remote beauty of Doubtful Sound on an exclusive overnight cruise. Guests in Doubtful Sound can relax and enjoy the natural fiord, whilst utilising the comfortable amenities of the vessel for a night. Regarded as the more tranquil of the fiords, Doubtful Sound attracts bountiful wildlife including seals and dolphins. The sheer size, scenery and isolation of the fiord means that visitors who are able to extend to the overnight cruise gain a far deeper wilderness experience. After a short cruise across Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over the alpine route of Wilmot Pass, you will meet your friendly Kiwi crew and board the Fiordland Navigator. After being welcomed aboard, you’ll cruise the full length of the fiord looking out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and rare penguins.

Hollyford Track Guided Walk Located in the Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. You will be transported from the wilderness to the sea, traversing the Hollyford Valley by foot, jet boat and finally helicopter. Along the way your expert guide will bring to life the diversity of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife as well as captivating stories of early MÄ ori families. Enjoy first-rate cuisine and personal service along the way in comfortable private lodges.

As evening draws near, explore the shoreline by kayak or tender craft and experience the vast beauty of the fiord a little closer to the water, whilst the crew prepare your buffet dinner back on the boat. For the more adventurous guest, there is even a chance to go swimming before sitting down for dinner. This is truly a magical experience and one to remember. The Fiordland Navigator features 18 private cabins with private bathrooms and eight quad share cabins with shared bathrooms. After a comfortable overnight stay, guests can enjoy a cooked breakfast and more cruising before departing the fiord. Departs: Queenstown and Te Anau daily from 8.30am (Sep-May). Duration: 1.5 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, private or shared cabins, water activities and scenic Price pp twin share, from: 898

3 days Departs: Queenstown and Te Anau (Oct-Apr). Duration: 3 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, two nights accommodation with shared facilities, meals, pre-departure briefing, jet boat journey, scenic flight to Milford Sound, use of backpacks and rain jacket and expert guides.

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise Travel by coach from Queenstown along the edge of Lake Wakatipu through stunning countryside before cruising across Lake Manapouri. Continue your journey over the alpine route of Wilmot Pass through dense rainforest. Board your modern catamaran at Doubtful Sound and cruise for three hours, exploring the serene waterways of this magical and isolated fiord. Your on-board nature guide will point out waterfalls, rainforest and mountains all the way out Toll-Free 877 888 6227

to the Tasman Sea. Doubtful Sound is also home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and the rare FiordlandCrested penguin. On return, passengers are treated to the 'sound of silence' where the vessels engines are turned off. Departs: Daily from Te Anau and Queenstown from 6.55am. Duration: 9 or 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea and coffee. PRICE GUIDE: $$ 111


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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Dunedin is the main town of the Otago region, renowned for having the only albatross breeding colony as well as for historical limestone buildings and preserved Edwardian and Victoria heritage.

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Fletcher Lodge Located just a few minutes walk from the center of Dunedin, the intimate Fletcher Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance, while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities. Nestled in secluded, established gardens, the lodge complex is conveniently located close to many of the city's finest and most popular cafés and restaurants. Guest rooms and apartments are available. Built by Sir James Fletcher in 1924 to serve as his private residence, the main historic property offers a rare glimpse of New Zealand's heritage.

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Camp Estate at Larnach Castle A short walk from the Larnach Castle gate, is ‘Camp Estate’, a glamorous Country House, positioned on Castle land. The rooms are luxuriously decorated, with particular attention being paid to guest comfort. This Country House has five spacious bedrooms; these are decorated in the neoclassic style. Particularly lovely features of these rooms are the fire places and pastoral views of the surrounding countryside. Guests are invited to dine in one of the Castle dining rooms at night. Restaurant reservations are required by 5pm on the day you wish to dine.

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Larnach Lodge Larnach Lodge is a unique recreation of a colonial farm building set in 35 acres of award winning Castle Garden. Rooms are individually decorated in a colonial style and all have private facilities. Every room has a dramatic sea view. Lodge guests are invited to dine in a Castle dining room. Restaurant reservations are required by 5pm on the night you wish to dine. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the historic Stables. Larnach Lodge is a 20 minute drive from the city of Dunedin and 20 minutes from the famous wildlife attractions on the Otago Peninsula.

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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross Dunedin’s largest and perhaps most prestigious hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross enjoys a premium location in the heart of the city. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theaters, shops and close to Otago University, the hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore Dunedin. Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with modern styles and comforts. Featuring 178 attractive rooms and suites and extensive hotel facilities, the hotel is proud of its high standard of service and extensive hotel facilities including two restaurants, café, bar, fitness center, guest laundries, casino, parking (chargable) and complimenty WiFi.

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Distinction Dunedin Hotel The iconic 1937 Chief Post Office has recently been transformed into Dunedin’s newest luxury hotel, located in the rejuvenated and vibrant exchange area in the heart of the city. Boasting 121 elegant hotel suites and studios, equipped with modern conveniences including air-conditioning, washer/dryer, microwave, 55” flat screen TV with SKY channels. Experience delicious cuisine and outstanding service at the hotel’s Parcels Restaurant and Post Bar. Free unlimited WiFi and complimentary access to the on-site gym are available for guests. On-site guest car-parking also available.

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Elm Half-Day Wildlife Encounter Whether you choose to join a small group on a half-day Peninsula Encounters Tour or indulge in the privacy of a tailored experience with the Wild Coast Explorer, you will be in awe of the animals and landscape you see. The half-day Wildlife Encounter presents close-up wildlife experiences that have been the highlight of many travelers visit to New Zealand. A unique insight into the habitats and behaviors of internationally significant wildlife; royal albatross,

yellow-eyed and blue penguins, New Zealand sea lions and New Zealand fur seals, is gained from the viewing hides within the private conservation area. The probability of observing another 20-30 marine and wading bird species creates a wildlife enthusiast's dream. Departs: Daily at various times. Duration: 5-6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and binoculars. PRICE GUIDE: $

Monarch Wildlife Cruise and Tour Award-winning full day guided tour, you will get closer to New Zealand’s unique southern ocean animals. From land and aboard the sturdy boat you’ll see the magnificent Northern Royal Albatross. Discover the endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin in their natural environment. Then journey back in time with a guided tour of Larnach Castle and hear the turbulent story of a leading colonial family. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 10 hours.

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GUIDED TOURING / New Zealand

Best of New Zealand – 18 day guided vacation

Cathedral Cove Coastline

Punakaiki

Day 3: Bay of Islands ‘Included Choice’ (B)

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

Choose from a range of activities today including a day tour to Cape Reinga, a mini-tour of Russell, a dolphin watching adventure, an enriching guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds or a chance to experience life on a tall ship. Tonight you have the freedom of dining options. Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland (B,HD) A free morning to relax in the Bay of Islands or perhaps consider visiting the historic town of Russell, New Zealand’s first capital. This afternoon, transfer back to Auckland for a special highlight dinner at the hotel. Accommodation: The Langham Auckland. Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua (B,HD) Travel to Waitomo and visit the famous glowworm caves en route to Rotorua. This evening, experience a traditional Māori hangi feast and performance. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 6: Rotorua (B)

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland On arrival in Auckland, you will be transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. After check-in, you are free to explore Auckland at your leisure before meeting your fellow passengers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. Accommodation: The Langham Auckland. Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands (B,D) Travel along the Hibiscus Coast, stopping at the Parry Kauri Park to take a walk among New Zealand’s native forest giants, the Kauri trees. Continue to Whangarei where you have time to explore the art galleries before traveling to the Bay of Islands and joining a cruise through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, 2 nights. 114

Discover the icons of Rotorua with a selection of touring options including the Agrodome Farm Show, Rainbow Springs Nature Park the Hobbiton Movie Set tour or visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION. Guests may prefer to experience warm New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking and a few good yarns. (Replaces Day 6 accommodation and must be advised at time of booking.) Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington (B, D) Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway and view the Wairakei Steam Valley, Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. This afternoon ‘be my guest’ at Shenandoah for a unique experience. The historic villa’s owners will show you around their property, which includes a unique, private collection of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Enjoy afternoon tea in their garden then take a short tour to see the local wildlife before continuing on to Wellington for dinner. Accommodation: James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel, Wellington. Day 8: Wellington – Blenheim (B,HD) Visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, for a cultural insight into Maori life. Later, cruise the Cook Strait into tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound. The seaside village of Picton is next, then Blenheim. This evening enjoy a 5 course regional meal prepared with local produce, paired with wine from the famous Marlborough region. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Marlborough, Blenheim. Day 9: Blenheim – Christchurch (B) A selection of activities are available this morning, including traveling to Ohau Point to see the New Zealand fur seals or take a helicopter flight out of Kaikoura (additional cost). This afternoon, follow the coast line and cross the Northern Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square. Day 10: Christchurch – Twizel (B,L,D) Take a brief walk around the city center before traveling over the Canterbury Plans to Morelea Farm, a working sheep farm. Enjoy a ‘be my guest’ to experience New Zealand country life to see sheep shearing and farming demonstrations before enjoying a barbecue lunch. Later see Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and soak up the alpine scenery of Mount Cook National Park. Accommodation: MacKenzie Country Inn, Twizel. Day 11: Twizel – Dunedin (B,D) Drive along the Waitaki River and view the Hydro Power Scheme and Benmore Dam, then through Oamaru to Dunedin for a tour of the city. The

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afternoon is free for optional excursions including a wildlife cruise to the Otago Peninsula, a visit to Speights Brewery or a ride on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin. Day 12: Dunedin ‘Included Choice’ – Te Anau (B,D) Choose from a range of activities this morning including a tour of Larnach Castle, a ride on the historic Taieri Gorge Railway, a visit to Cadbury World or Speight’s Brewery. This afternoon travel to the village of Te Anau where you will enjoy dinner at the hotel. Accommodation: Distinction Hotel Te Anau. Day 13: Te Anau – Queenstown (B) 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. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Queenstown, 2 nights. Day 14: Queenstown ‘Included Choice’ (B,HD) Today your choice of sightseeing: ride the Shotover Jet boat, join a wine tour, play 9 holes of golf; ride the gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner or take a 4WD minibus excursion through Skippers Canyon. This evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue regional meal at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy an entertaining sheep show between courses and later return to Queenstown. Day 15: Queenstown – Franz Josef (B,D) Visit the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. Enjoy the tastes of delicious stone fruit at Cromwell then see a trio of lakes, Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka.


New Zealand / GUIDED TOURING

Te Puia

Bay of Islands

Travel over the Haast Pass and on to Franz Josef Glacier. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. Day 16: Franz Josef – Punakaiki (B,D) There’s time to explore Franz Josef Glacier before taking a walk among rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Depart for Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit and jewelry demonstration with a local specialist. Later, travel to Punakaiki for a night in your eco-friendly resort right on the waterfront. Accommodation: Punakaiki Resort. Day 17: Punakaiki – Christchurch (B,D) Travel to Arthur’s Pass by coach, then board the TranzAlpine train, one of the top six train journeys in the world, to travel through the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Join your Tour Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Farewell Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square. Day 18: Depart Christchurch (B) Your vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: – Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions – Expert Travel Director and separate driver – 17 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities – Porterage – Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided vacation – 31 Meals: 17 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 8 Dinners, 4 Highlight Dinners and 1 Afternoon Tea

Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 17 – May 31, 17 Jun 1, 17 – Sep 30, 17 Oct 1, 17 – Mar 31, 18

5,650 5,450 6,075

Departure Dates: 2017: Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Jun 3; Jul 1, 29; Aug 12, 26; Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28: Nov 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 2018: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Bold indicates guaranteed departures.

Tour Code: AAT/ZABC Airfares not included. Please call for pricing.

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New Zealand Marvel – 14 day guided vacation

Tamaki

Highlights – City tour in Queenstown, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland – Cruise Milford Sound – View the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train – See the awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves – Visit the Church of Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch (D) Arrive in Christchurch and meet your Tour Director for dinner and a welcome drink this evening. Accommodation: ibis Hotel Christchurch. Day 2: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier (B,D) Board the famous TranzAlpine train and travel across the Canterbury Plains through the Southern Alps to Arthurs Pass. Later, visit Hokitika, home of the native greenstone (jade), for a factory visit to see local artists at work. Next stop is Franz Josef Glacier – a rare, still advancing glacier. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown (B) Take an optional scenic flight to view the glacier from the air (own expense) before traveling over the Haast Pass to Makarora for lunch. Explore historic Arrowtown, followed by an orientation tour of Queenstown. Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront, 2 nights. 116

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Lake Pukaki, Christchurch - Canterbury

Queenstown

Day 4: Queenstown ‘Day at Leisure’ (B,HD) A free day to explore Queenstown at your leisure. This evening, sit back and enjoy a peaceful evening cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand’s oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue dinner and entertaining afterdinner farm show. Day 5: Queenstown – Te Anau (B,D) Discover the magnificence of the World Heritagelisted Fiordland National Park as you travel through mountain ranges and the hand-made Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Cruise the Sound and view the towering peaks including Mitre Peak before returning to Te Anau by road for dinner at the hotel. Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau. Day 6: Te Anau – Dunedin (B,D) Cross sheep-filled farming land to Dunedin for a city tour. With ‘Free Time’ this afternoon, consider a wildlife cruise to see the Penguins and Royal Albatross, a visit to the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Dunedin. Day 7: Dunedin – Omarama (B,D) You have the opportunity to visit Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Travel through Oamaru, famous for its limestone buildings, passing the Waitaki Hydro Power Scheme and the Benmore Dam on your way to Omarama. Accommodation: Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama. Day 8: Omarama – Christchurch (B) Soak up the scenery of Mt. Cook National Park (optional scenic flight is available). See Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and travel across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch to explore the rebuild of this fascinating city. Accommodation: ibis Hotel Christchurch.

Day 9: Christchurch – Picton (B,D) Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean to Kaikoura famous for its whales (optional whale-watching flight available). Get up close and personal with some New Zealand fur seals at Ohau Point. Pass the Grassmere Salt Works then travel to the pretty seaside fishing village of Picton for an orientation tour. Accommodation: Picton Beachcomber Inn. Day 10: Picton – Wellington (B,D) Cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook Strait to Wellington for a city tour before ‘Free Time’ and then you’ll visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, where you’ll have time to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history and cultural heritage. Accommodation: Travelodge Wellington. Day 11: Wellington – Rotorua (B,HD) Travel along the Kapiti Coast, past the dairy farms of Manawatu to Tongariro National Park and discover the alpine scenery of Mt. Ruapehu. Visit Taupo, view Huka Falls and pass the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast ‘highlight dinner’ and concert. Accommodation: ibis Hotel Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 12: Rotorua Sights (B) Visit the Agrodome Sheep Show for a sample of farm life. See the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, cow milking and more. Enjoy an afternoon of ‘Free Time’ – perhaps visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, or Te Puia, where a local Maori will guide you through the geothermal valley with its mud pools and geysers. COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION. Guests may prefer to experience warm New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy delicious home-style cooking and a few good yarns. (Replaces Day 12 accommodation and must be advised at time of booking. Additional cost per person US$65).

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Day 13: Rotorua – Auckland (B,D) This morning travel through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves and see the underground glowworm grotto. Continue to Auckland for a short city tour before continuing to your hotel. This evening, celebrate your holiday at a dinner with your Tour Director. Accommodation: VR Queen Street, Auckland. Day 14: Depart Auckland (B) Your guided vacation concludes this morning after breakfast. You’ll be transferred to Auckland Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: – Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions – Expert Travel Director and separate driver – 13 nights accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities – Porterage – Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided vacation – 23 Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners, 2 Highlight Dinners

Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 17 – May 31, 17 Jun 1, 17 – Sep 30, 17 Oct 1, 17 – Mar 31, 18 Single supplement additional.

3,275 3,075 3,650

Departure Dates: 2017: Apr 10, 17; May 8, 15; Jun 19; Jul 17; Aug 14, 28; Sep 4, 11; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 27; Dec 4, 11, 18, 25 2018: Jan 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12, 19 Bold indicates guaranteed departures.

Tour Code: AAT/LCCA Airfares not included. Please call for pricing.


Ultimate South Island Escape – 10 day guided vacation

New Zealand / GUIDED TOURING

Christchurch Tram

TranzAlpine Crossing Waimakariri Bridge

Be treated like a VIP as you travel aboard the Ultimate Coach, enjoy 4.5 star accommodation and exclusive extras on this small group tour of the South Island. Day 1: Arrive Christchurch (D) On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Meet your traveling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Accommodation: The George, Christchurch. Day 2: Christchurch – Arthur’s Pass – Fox Glacier (B,D) This morning, board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the center of the Southern Alps. Board your Ultimate coach and travel to Hokitika then on to Fox Glacier via Franz Josef in time to do an optional scenic flight over the spectacular glaciers (weather permitting). Accommodation: Distinction Fox Glacier. Day 3: Fox Glacier – Queenstown (B) See the snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Travel via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to explore at your leisure. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Toll-Free 877 888 6227

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Queenstown, 2 nights. Day 4: Queenstown (B,HD) Today is free to explore Queenstown at your leisure. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour before reboarding the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. Day 5: Queenstown – Te Anau (B,D) Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative museum is heavily involved in the protection of the historic buildings scattered around town. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Tonight after dinner you may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional). Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas, 2 nights. Day 6: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Te Anau (B,L,D) Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This afternoon return to Te Anau to enjoy

some free time or perhaps explore the village at your leisure.

including selected beverages with your new found friends. Accommodation: The George, Christchurch

Day 7: Te Anau – Dunedin (B,D) Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as the “Edinburgh of the South”. Enjoy an informative city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Why not join an optional tour of Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s most popular beer? Accommodation: Distinction Dunedin.

Day 10: Depart Christchurch (B) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Day 8: Dunedin – Mount Cook (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle and hear the tragic and scandalous stories on a guided tour. There is time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see Lake Benmore as you travel to Mount Cook. Accommodation: The Hermitage Hotel, Mt Cook. Day 9: Mount Cook – Christchurch (B,HD) This morning marvel at Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy an optional scenic flight (weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and view the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and see the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner

Includes: - Ultimate coach touring with leather reclining seats, 2-door access, complimentary onboard WiFi, panoramic windows and onboard restroom - Professional coach captain - Personalized meet and greet on arrival - Return airport transfers - 9 nights 4.5 star accommodation - Porterage - Bonus group photo - 18 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners and 2 Highlight Dinners

Price per person twin share, from: Low Season Shoulder Season

4,055 4,215

Departure Dates: 2017: May 10; Sep 14; Oct 16; Nov 1; Dec 9 2018: Jan 17; Mar 19; May 10 Bold dates reflect shoulder season.

Tour Code: GPT/UGPSI Airfares not included. Please call for pricing.

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SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS / New Zealand

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail – 12 day self-drive

Auckland

Martinbourough

The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail serves up unforgettable wine and food experiences along the sign posted 240-mile route. The journey takes you on a drive through regions accounting for more than 80 per cent of New Zealand’s wine production. Combined with farmers’ markets, eateries and artisan food producers you’ll encounter along the way, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail offers New Zealand’s most memorable wine and food experiences. Day 1: Auckland Collect your rental vehicle at Auckland Airport and make your way to your accommodation. This afternoon, join a half city tour that showcases the city’s highlights. Accommodation: Grand Millennium Hotel, 2 nights. Day 2: Waiheke Island (L) Enjoy a picturesque 40-minute cruise across the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island. On arrival, join a tour to some of the islands best vineyards including wine tasting as well as sampling locally produced olive oils and preserves. Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua (141 miles) Collect your rental vehicle and make your way to the geothermal city of Rotorua. Depending on your selected route, you can travel via Waitomo to visit the glowworm caves or via Matamata to see the Hobbiton Movie Set. Accommodation: Millennium Rotorua, 2 nights.

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Day 4: Rotorua (L) Join your guide at the Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute for an interactive and cultural experience. Learn how to weave a flower, tour carving and weaving schools and watch a traditional performance inside the sacred meeting house. The highlight of the day is cooking lunch in a Nga Wha (stem vent) Puapua.

Day 8: Martinborough – Wellington (D) (66 miles) Drive the 90-minute journey over the Rimutaka ranges into Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.

Day 5: Rotorua to Napier (108 miles) Travel south-east today towards Napier. An hour out of Rotorua, pass through Taupo, the fishing mecca township that sits on the edge of New Zealand’s largest lake. Your final destination today is Napier, a place to enjoy Art Deco architecture and fine wine. Accommodation: The Crown Hotel, Napier, 2 nights.

Day 9: Wellington – Picton – Blenheim (81 miles) Return your rental vehicle at the ferry terminal before boarding the InterIslander from Wellington to Picton. The 50-mile journey takes a little more than three hours, yet it’s one of the world’s great scenic cruises. On arrival, collect your rental car and enjoy a short 30-minute drive to the beautiful wine district of Blenheim. Spend your afternoon exploring the area or traveling to some of the local wineries such as Hunter, Seresin, Alan Scott or Cloudy Bay. Accommodation: Marlborough Vintners Hotel, 2 nights.

Day 6: Napier (L) Today you will discover the passion behind Church Road wines on a guided tour through one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries. Your “Behind the Scenes’ tour includes the Church Road Winery, fascinating underground museum, cellar door wine tasting and a sumptuous lunch platter. Day 7: Napier to Martinborough (215 miles) Today travel south allowing time to stop at the small country towns including Greytown where you can cruise the cafés, art galleries and antique shops. Continue on to Martinborough, well known for the range of vineyards in the area and its growing worldwide reputation for Pinot Noir wine. Accommodation: The Martinborough Hotel.

This afternoon, visit the Weta Workshop for a guided behind-the-scenes glimpse of workings and creative process or the workshop. Stop off at the Roxy Cinema for a 2-course meal at CoCo. Accommodation: Museum Art Hotel.

Day 10: Blenheim (L) This morning, join a half-day guided biking wine tour to three of Marlborough’s premium wineries. Ride along country roads, river stop-banks and through vineyards. Remainder of your day is free to explore the region at your leisure. Day 11: Blenheim to Christchurch (196 miles) Stop at Kaikoura where you can enjoy a whale watch tour (own expense) or perhaps Hanmer Springs to relax in the mineral rich springs before continuing to Christchurch for your overnight stay. Accommodation: The George.

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Day 12: Christchurch Return your rental vehicle at Christchurch Airport, or speak to one of Destination Specialists about exploring more of the South Island. Inclusions:

– 9 days Group D Intermediate Car Rental – 2 nights Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland – 2 nights Millennium Rotorua – 2 nights The Crown Hotel Napier – 1 night The Martinborough Hotel – 2 night Museum Art Hotel, Wellington – 2 nights Marlborough Vintners Hotel, Blenheim – 1 night The George, Christchurch – Private arrival transfer Auckland Airport to Hotel – Taste of Waiheke Wine Tour, Auckland – Auckland Afternoon Highlights Tour – Admission to Te Puia, Steambox Lunch and cultural show – Church Road Winery tour and platter – Dine with the Stars at Weta Workshop – One-way Interislander ferry transfer from Wellington to Picton – Half-day guided biking wine tour, Blenheim – 5 meals: 4 Lunches, 1 Dinner

Price per person twin share, from: Tour Code: DUA/WINE Airfare not included. Please call for pricing.

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Taste of the North – 8 days

Taste of the South – 9 days

Auckland

Queenstown

Discover the highlights and ‘must-sees’ of the North Island while immersing yourself in the rich culture of New Zealand’s Māori heritage, including a traditional hangi and concert.

Just like a picture perfect postcard, take in all of the sights that make the South Island of New Zealand so special.

Day 1: Auckland On arrival in Auckland, you will transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of day at leisure.

Day 1: Christchurch On arrival at Christchurch Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Auckland – Rotorua Travel south through lush Waikato farmland to Waitomo Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms before continuing onto Rotorua. Day 3: Rotorua Enjoy a free day to experience Rotorua’s geothermal delights or outdoor adventures before enjoying a Māori hangi dinner experience. Day 4: Rotorua – Taupo Continue by road to stunning lakeside town of Taupo, and spend the afternoon relaxing on the water. Day 5: Taupo – Napier Travel to the Hawkes Bay wine region. Enjoy the scenery as the road changes from forest to rugged mountain ranges and then fertile vineyards. Day 6: Napier Join a mid-morning guided Art Deco Walk to see the stunning architecture of the city. The afternoon is free to spend time wine tasting or visiting the most accessible gannet colony in the world. Day 7-8: Napier – Wellington Travel to the capital city where you have free time to explore the city before transferring to Wellington Airport on day eight for your onward flight.

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Includes: - Choice of seat in coach or self-drive - Detailed itinerary including maps (self-drive only) - 7 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - Waitomo Caves guided tour - Māori hangi dinner and performance - Experienced driver/guide (seat-in coach only) - 6 days Group C Auto car rental (self-drive only) - Auckland arrival transfer - One hour guided Art Deco tour

Price per person twin share, from: Seat in Coach Self-drive Standard First Class Boutique

1,040 1,116 1,315

Tour Code: DUA/NOR Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

Wellington

1,075 1,173 1,372

Day 2: Christchurch – Glaciers Board the TranzAlpine train to traverse the Southern Alps to Greymouth. Coach or drive down the West Coast to the Glaciers. Day 3: Glaciers – Queenstown Deep rainforest contrasts with rugged coastal vistas as you plunge deeper into South Westland before reaching the Southern Lakes district and the alpine playground of Queenstown. Day 4-5: Queenstown Travel to Milford Sound and board a cruise on the Sound, taking in the wonders of Fiordland National Park. A free day in Queenstown is also included. Day 6-7: Queenstown – Dunedin Drive to Dunedin (self-drive option) or board the coach to Pukerangi where you will join the Taieri Gorge train. Enjoy breathtaking views on the historic journey to Dunedin.

Includes: - Choice of seat in coach or self-drive - Detailed itinerary including maps (self-drive only) - 8 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - TranzAlpine scenic rail journey - Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour - Milford Sound cruise - Experienced driver/guide (seat-in coach only) - 7 days Group C Auto car rental (self-drive only) - Christchurch arrival and departure transfers

Price per person twin share, from: Seat in Coach Self-drive Standard First Class Boutique

1,488 1,653 2,146

1,330 1,495 1,988

Tour Code: DUA/SOU Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

Dunedin

Day 8-9: Dunedin – Christchurch Join an afternoon tour of the Otago Peninsula to see penguins, fur seals and albatross before traveling to Christchurch where your tour concludes with a transfer to Christchurch Airport on day nine.

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Ultimate New Zealand – 13 days

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Sailing on the Waitemata Harbour

Great Lake Taupo

New Zealand lodges are small and intimate and offer unique and authentic New Zealand experiences. Wine and dine beside panoramic vistas and indulge your senses with fine cuisine in spectacular settings. Day 1-2: Taupo Transfer from Taupo Airport to Huka Lodge and enter a world where elegance and generous hospitality meets sophistication and style. Try your hand at fishing, savor fine food and experience outdoor fun at the Lodge. Explore the park-like gardens or soak in the hot pools, enjoy a game of tennis on the all-weather court or relax playing a game of pétanque. The region is home to some of the finest Rainbow and Brown Trout in the world, and the challenge of landing one can be met with the assistance and the legendary knowledge provided by Huka Lodge’s own fishing guides. Day 3-4: Hawkes Bay On arrival at Napier Airport you will be met and transferred to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers where you will experience Hawke’s Bay wine and food country and celebrated Indigenous culture. Set atop 6,000 120

rolling acres of stunning pasture land, Cape Kidnappers offers stunning 180° views of the Pacific Ocean. Take in a round of golf on the par 71 championship course that boasts 18 holes set over dramatic rolling green hills and ravines. For the more active, the lodge offers mountain biking, walking trails, flat-rock fishing or quad biking. Relax at the spa or head off for a picnic in the dramatic coastal grounds.

Day 8-9: Nelson Travel 40 minutes by helicopter from Nelson Airport to Westhaven Retreat. Located on a private peninsular in Golden Bay, Westhaven offers panoramic Bay view and spectacular wilderness surroundings. Explore the peninsular on your own with access to easy hiking tracks ranging from 10 minutes to a few hours. Join a guided fishing tour or take to the water by kayak.

Day 5-7: Martinborough From Wellington travel to one of the world’s most exclusive retreats. Wharekauhau Country Estate sits on a 5,000 acre working sheep station overlooking Palliser Bay. Choose from a veritable smorgasbord of outdoor activities or simply indulge in splendid luxury, superb local wines and irresistible cuisine. Take a hiking trail through Wharekauhau’s sprawling grounds, encompassing native forest, idyllic lakes and rivers, and farm land. For guests seeking an adrenaline rush, join a four-wheel drive safari, horse trek, or try trap shooting on their private clay field, set in spectacular rural terrain.

Day 10-12: Queenstown Transfer from Queenstown Airport to Matakauri Lodge, located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. This exclusive retreat offers access to endless leisure pastimes of a more passive nature, such as hiking, horse riding, wineries, trout fishing, scenic flights to places like the unforgettable Milford Sound, hidden lakes and more. Head Chef Jonathan Roger’s modern New Zealand cuisine is focused on showcasing local seasonal produce from the Lodge’s very own vegetable garden. Day 13: Depart Queenstown Transfer to Queenstown Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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Includes: – 2 nights Huka Lodge including pre-dinner drinks, 5-course dinner and full country breakfast daily – 2 nights The Farm at Cape Kidnappers including predinner drinks, gourmet dinners, and canapés, breakfast and use of lodge facilities – 3 nights Wharekauhau Country Estate including predinner drinks and canapés, multi-course dinner and breakfast daily – 2 nights Westhaven Retreat including breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon tea, a pre-dinner drink, 4-course dinner and round-trip helicopter transfers from Nelson – 3 nights Matakauri Lodge including pre-dinner drinks, gourmet dinner, canapés, breakfast, mini-bar and use of lodge facilities – All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary – Round-trip private airport transfers throughout Price per person twin share, from:

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Tour Code: DUA/UNZ Airfares not included. Please call for current pricing.


New Zealand / SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS

“Collect moments, not things”

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EXPERIENCES IN NEW ZEALAND #1

Explore Fiordland – For breathtaking views of steep valleys and mighty peaks, visit Milford or Doubtful Sound.

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Māori Culture – Experience Māori culture by visiting a marae, watching a carving or weaving demonstration or learning about fascinating myths and legends from passionate Māori guides.

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Food and Wine – With an abundance of famous vineyards, access to fresh local seafood and an abundance of lamb, New Zealand is a culinary delight.

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Outdoor Adventures – Hike, bike, bungy, zorb, golf, sail, dive, snorkel, funyak, paddle, ski; the list of active adventures are endless.

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Hobbiton – Visit the rolling hills of The Shire or uncover the locations used as a backdrop scattered across the North and South Islands.


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South Pacific

“Nothing artificial, only 100% paradise”

Pacific Resort, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Quintessential tropical islands offering crystal clear waters, white-sand beaches, lush tropical rainforests and remote hideaways fringed with swaying palm trees are the epitome of an island vacation. With over 300 islands making up Fiji and a warm, year round climate, you’re sure to find your own piece of paradise. Tear yourself away from the beach to explore inland on a 4WD tour overlooking the Muri Lagoon in the Cook Islands. Travel ancient roads built by ancestors before enjoying a traditional meal cooked underground in an umu oven. With secluded beaches and crystal clear waters, the islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora in Tahiti, boast some of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Explore the marine life with a fantastic snorkeling trip to spot leopard and manta rays. Experience the volcanoes and clear waters of Vanuatu. Discover the traditions, lagoons and vast beach of Samoa. With laid back lifestyles, a variety of rich cultures and an array of relaxing and adventurous activities, a visit to a South Pacific island is a must do.


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ACCOMMODATION / Rarotonga

The Cook Islands Palmerston

The Cook Islands are a necklace of 15 natural pearls in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean. The islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki are magical, offering spectacular natural scenery with turquoise lagoons, powder white sands and crystal clear waters. The welcoming Polynesian culture creates an extremely welcoming and peaceful environment.

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Crown Beach Resort & Spa Crown Beach Resort & Spa sits on the sheltered, sunset coast of Rarotonga, just 15 minutes from downtown Avarua and 10 minutes from the airport. Enjoy pure indulgence at Crown Beach Resort & Spa, Rarotonga's finest full service luxury boutique resort. It is set on five acres of lush tropical gardens, nestling 36 stand-alone villas, on-site spa, on-site dive center, two restaurants and bars, a cocktail lounge, gym, an expansive white-sand beach, surreal turquoise lagoon, beautiful waterfall mineral swimming pool and spectacular sunsets. With a choice of Garden Villas, private Courtyard Pool Suites and Beachfront Villas with stunning views, all villas and suites feature a king size bed adorned with lavish textures in neutral tones. All are equipped with self-catering facilities, lounge suite and private deck or courtyard, and all guests receive nightly turn down service. Crown Beach Resort & Spa oozes luxury and romance for those seeking a private heavenly space. Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6 and receive a NZ$30 food and beverage, spa and WiFi credit per person per day. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of snorkeling equipment and kayaks, discounted drinks during happy hour with live music and daily turndown service with flowers and romance candles.

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Little Polynesian Resort Welcome to your deluxe Polynesian hideaway. Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga, Little Polynesian Resort is a sophisticated playground for grown-ups. Here, serenity is certain, seclusion is guaranteed and romance is everywhere. Unpretentious luxury where idyllic beaches beckon. Includes: Continental breakfast daily, tropical welcome drink and scented towel on arrival and use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

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Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa Rarotonga Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa is situated over two absolute beachfront locations in the famous Muri Beach area of Rarotonga. Situated on the Southern side of the island, with 4 small coral islets within a few hundred metres, both sites are sheltered within the protection of the fringing coral reef. All Rumours villas are far enough away from the larger resorts in the Muri Beach area to allow you to have a very private beach to enjoy; yet close enough to stroll to the many restaurants, bars and shops only five to ten minutes away. All Villas have over 2,476 sq feet of living area - with their own private pool and courtyard, fully equipped full sized kitchen for self catering, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, marble floors, Italian fittings, air conditioning and Beach Front Villas have private Jacuzzis. Includes: Breakfast delivered to Villa each day with a choice of continental or selfcook items, gift basket on arrival including a bottle of sparkling wine, selection of in-room movies, use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, barbecues and on-site laundry.

DELUXE Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa Situated on the white sands of stunning Muri beach, this 5-star luxury villa complex, complete with an on-site spa, offers you independence and privacy in luxury surrounds. A choice of one, two or three-bedroom villas each exquisitely appointed with full kitchen and laundry facilities, a private outdoor courtyard or sundeck, and a private pool. Enjoy peace and solitude as well as the undivided attention of the gracious concierge should you desire it. It’s your holiday. You choose how you would like to enjoy it. Facilities include use of snorkeling gear and kayaks, pick up/drop off to Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Kids Club (6-12yrs) at Pacific Resort Rarotonga and introductory scuba diving sessions at Pacific Resort Rarotonga pool. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4 and receive a bottle of wine on arrival and a glass bottom boat snorkeling cruise. Valid Apr 1, 16 - Mar 31, 17.

DELUXE Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Sea Change Villas Escape to the intimate and multi-award winning hideaway nestled on the best part of the stunning Titikaveka Lagoon. Indulge in the spacious and casually elegant one, two or three-bedroom villas, including your own private pool and courtyard. Swim and snorkel with the tropical fish off the secluded beach or simply relax under the palms. Sea Change is the perfect choice for pampering, romancing and rejuvenating - idyllic for honeymooners, that special occasion, or just getting away from it all.

DELUXE Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Return airport transfers, a bottle of wine and a few beers on arrival, self-starter breakfast pack, a personal orientation tour after arrival, use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, bicycles, pétanque, guest barbecue and extensive DVD and CD library.

Sanctuary Rarotonga-On The Beach Indulge in this adult only, absolute beachfront 4.5 star boutique resort with a distinctive South Pacific ambience, secluded white sands and a crystal-clear blue lagoon. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at the unique swim-up pool bar, be pampered at SpaPolynesia LUXE @ Lime Blossom Villa and dine on casual gourmet cuisine at Bluewater Grill. Step from your stylish Beachfront Suite onto Aroa Beach and directly into Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve for world-class snorkeling among colorful tropical fish. Sanctuary Rarotonga offers a personal wedding planner to design your dream sunset beach wedding. Guests can also use all amenities at adjacent sister resort, The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Royale Takitumu An intimate resort, located directly on pristine Titikaveka Lagoon, Royale Takitumu is an all-villa property, providing a genuine and uniquely Cook Islands vacation. The 10 exclusive, free standing, thatched roof villas, all boast breathtaking views of the palm-fringed, sandy beach and turquoise lagoon. Each villa is designed and decorated in true Polynesian style and décor. All feature a kitchenette, a private veranda, while some also include the added luxury of flowering lily ponds and entry bridges.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, welcome drink on arrival, personalized guest orientation, use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment and guest barbecue.

Pacific Resort Rarotonga Pacific Resort Rarotonga is nestled discreetly on the white sands of Muri Beach, on Rarotonga’s most spectacular lagoon. Authentic and boutique, Pacific Resort Rarotonga offers a blend of modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. Simple lazy days meet luxurious evenings and friendly, gracious staff attend your every request. Relax with a casual beachfront meal at the Barefoot Bar, be tempted by succulent fresh seafood, Pacific and International dishes at Sandals Restaurant. Spend your days swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking around the island and its small islets or relaxing on the beach, sipping a cocktail. Choose from two-bedroom beachfront villas and garden villas, and two and three-bedroom lagoon view villas, garden suites, family rooms and studio rooms. All accommodation options are spacious and combine contemporary features with classic luxury and includes a private patio or balcony to ensure complete relaxation. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4 and receive a NZ$50 food and beverage credit per room per night. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, scheduled daily activities and free kids club (6-12yrs).

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Muri Beach Club Hotel Absolute beachfront – the adults only Muri Beach Club Hotel is located on the south east corner of the island, right on stunning Muri Beach overlooking the tropical islet of Ta'akoka. Muri Lagoon boasts some of the most pristine snorkeling grounds on the island and offers a variety of watersports for the more energetic. Bonus Offers: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of guest barbecue, snorkeling equipment and kayaks.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Set in the enchanting area of Vaimaanga on the stunning southern coast, Palm Grove enjoys the tranquility of one of the best locations on Rarotonga. There are 22 individual bungalows scattered over five acres of landscaped beachfront and garden property. Facilities include an on-site restaurant and bar, pool, barbecue area and motorbike rentals in this private piece of paradise.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Nov 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily and use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and barbeque.

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The Edgewater Resort & Spa The Edgewater Resort & Spa is the best-known Cook Islands full-service resort, offering affordable luxury on the sheltered west coast of Rarotonga. It’s prime location puts Rarotonga’s natural splendor front and center; the magnificent sunsets, the surrounding lush green mountains and views over the white-sandy beach and turquoise blue lagoon. With nine accommodation options from studios and rooms to deluxe suites and three-bedroom villas there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of tennis courts, snorkeling equipment, on-site activities and Coconut Kids Club (4-12yrs).

STANDARD Map Reference: 11 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sunset Resort Rarotonga Sunset Resort Rarotonga is a lovely boutique property located on the western beaches of Rarotonga, just five minutes drive from the airport and within 10 minutes of the main township, Avarua. This adults-appropriate property offers 35 spacious self-catering apartments situated either on the beachfront overlooking the lagoon or poolside amid lush tropical gardens. The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, lunch, à la carte and theme night dining.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers secluded luxury on an atoll. Let Aitutaki seduce you with its beauty and its most exclusive and luxurious resort. Enjoy the resort facilities including an on-site spa. Explore the lagoon by kayak, snorkel the unqiue Aquatic Eco Trail or explore the island by bicycle. As the sun sets in paradise, sip on refreshing cocktails while enjoying a casual meal poolside at Black Rock café, or take in the magical panoramic view of the horizon from a table at Rapae Bay Restaurant, perched high above the lagoon. Surrender to the spell of this exclusive sanctuary which offers beautifully appointed options in a variety of styles and furnishings. Limited to just 27 luxurious, absolute beachfront bungalows, suites and villas, all with their own personal panoramic view of Aitutaki Lagoon and featuring a private daybed for ultimate relaxation. Multi-award-winning and known as one of the world’s leading boutique island resorts, Pacific Resort Aitutaki provides an enclave of romance, refinement and luxury that beckons even the most discerning traveler. Bonus Offers: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4 and receive a NZ$50 food and beverage credit per room per night. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Fully cooked à la carte breakfast daily, fresh coconut nu on arrival, use of kayaks, bicycles and snorkeling equipment.

DELUXE Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Tamanu Beach Resort Tamanu Beach Resort is owned and operated by the Henry family. This beachfront resort features 22 bungalows, Beachside Restaurant, two bars and two freshwater swimming pools. The thatched roof bungalows are set in tropical gardens a mere stone’s throw from the waters edge. Catch up on your favorite book and relax on your daybed or hammock. The beachside restaurant is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy sunset cocktails. Because the resort is in the lee of the trade winds, the lagoon is calm and the sunsets serene.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 14 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 6 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, airport transfers and flower eis on arrival and departure.

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Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa For incurable romantics dreaming of an overwater haven, then Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa offers the only overwater bungalows and is the only private island resort in the Cook Islands. This intimate boutique bungalow resort offers the most expansive views of this world-famous lagoon, right from your bungalow. Breathtaking lagoon views, champagne sand beaches, private candlelit dining on the beach, sizzling tropical sunsets, sunset beach weddings – along with the quintessential South Pacific experience, exclusive overwater bungalows – make this a heavenly romantic escape.

DELUXE Map Reference: 15 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, welcome drink on arrival, invitation to Managers sunset cocktail party, use of standup paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, gym, bicycles and a daily activities program.

Te Vara Nui Village Dinner & Show

Lagoon Cruise, Muri Beach, Rarotonga

Te Vara Nui Village houses the most stunning entertainment venue like no other, set in picturesque volcanic rock waterfall gardens bringing a wonderful new interactive cultural attraction to Rarotonga. The Village boasts the biggest Island Night all performed over water, including huts surrounding the entertainment center portraying history. Departs: Rarotonga Tue, Fri & Sat at 7.30pm. Duration: 2.25 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, light refreshments and dinner.

This marine reserve lagoon cruise on a glass-bottom boat will take you to see giant clams and a variety of colorful marine life with the option of swimming and snorkeling. Departs: Rarotonga daily at 11am. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, snorkeling equipment, lunch and coconut and pareu tying show.

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Aitutaki Flight-Cruise Day Tour

The Vaka Cruise, Aitutaki

This Aitutaki Day Tour is a full-day excursion featuring one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Everyone visiting the Cook Islands should take the opportunity to visit Aitutaki but if you are unable to stay overnight, take advantage of this awardwinning day tour. Departs: Rarotonga daily at 8am. Duration: 9.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, round-trip flight from Rarotonga to Aitutaki, lunch and snorkel equipment.

Cruise beautiful Aitutaki Lagoon on aboard beautiful "Titi ai Tonga". This superb cruise takes you to two fantastic, remote islets and a snorkeling area where you can feed tropical fish and see giant clams. Departs: Aitutaki Mon-Sat at 10am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

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Aitutaki Punarei Tour Punarei is a great way to discover the history, myths and legends, traditional skills, art and beliefs of the island of Aitutaki. An informative introduction by the experienced guides regarding the history and ways of life of the ancestors. The tour concludes with a traditional feast (Umu kai) for lunch on site at the Cultural Village. Departs: Aitutaki Mon, Wed & Fri at 9am Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, historical village tour and traditional island feast (Umu Kai).

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Cook Islands / SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Rarotonga Escape – 6 days

Aitutaki Escape – 6 days

Rarotonga

Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Aitutaki

Rarotonga combines thousands of years of Polynesian culture with some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Pacific. Relax on the beaches, hike rugged mountain ranges, snorkel or dive the translucent lagoons.

Photographs will never convey the breathtaking beauty that is Aitutaki – where warm, crystal clear waters fill a triangular shaped turquoise blue lagoon. Relax and discover this idyllic island getaway.

Day 1: Rarotonga Receive a warm welcome on arrival at Rarotonga. Transfer to your selected hotel for early check-in and spend the remainder of the day unwinding or perhaps exploring the surrounds.

Day 1: Rarotonga - Aitutaki Admire Aitutaki’s beauty from the air as you fly from Rarotonga to Aitutaki. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 2: Rarotonga (B) Today, explore Rarotonga from the comfort of a coach as your experienced guide takes you on a fascinating 3-hour sightseeing tour. Visit many points of interest including ancient maraes (sacred sites), local arts and crafts shops, the library, museum, and the Garden of the Seven Canoes before returning back to the hotel. Day 3: Rarotonga (B,L) Cruise the Muri Lagoon on a glass bottom boat, then grab your snorkel and explore the lagoon seeking giant clams and colorful fish. Travel to Motu Koromiri for a ‘Raro-style’ fresh fish barbecue and a few lessons in pareu tying and coconut husking before returning to your hotel. Day 4: Rarotonga (B,D) This evening, enjoy a real Cook Islands treat with a sunset cocktail, a delicious Umu (underground oven) feast and the spectacular ‘Drums of our Forefathers’ stage show. With beautiful voices and graceful dancers, you can’t help but marvel at the intriguing culture and find yourself truly enjoying your evening. Day 5: Rarotonga (B) A free day to relax and explore the island at your leisure. Day 6: Depart Rarotonga (B) After checkout this morning, you’ll have the day at your leisure to explore the island a bit more or continue to use the hotel’s facilities before transferring to Raratonga Airport for your onward flight arrangements. Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Includes: - 5 nights accommodation, choice of hotel grade - Tropical breakfast daily - Early check-in - Meet and greet on arrival with fresh flower ei - Round-trip airport/hotel transfers - Island Discovery Tour - Lagoon Cruise - Island Night Show & Dinner at Highland Paradise - 7 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Price per person twin share, from: Standard First Class Deluxe

Tour Code: DUA/RAR Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

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Day 2: Aitutaki (B,L) Discover the history, traditional skills, arts and beliefs of the Island of Aitutaki. Your guide will share an old remedy of how to make traditional medicine, and you will hear about traditional sports. Learn how to weave coconut tree fonds and the basics of the Cook Islands dance! Enjoy a traditional feast (Umu kai) for lunch on site at the Cultural Village before returning to your hotel. Day 3: Aitutaki (B,L) Cruise one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world aboard the Titi-ai-Tonga, a spacious 70-foot Polynesian style vaka (boat). Visit several motu (small islets) and beach comb in One Foot Island, after passing by the old TEAL flying boat base. There is time for snorkeling and swimming before indulging in an onboard barbecue lunch of fresh caught ocean fish and perhaps enjoy impromptu entertainment by the crew.

Includes: - 5 nights accommodation, choice of hotel grade - Tropical breakfast daily - Early check-in - Meet and greet on arrival with fresh flower ei - Round-trip airfare from Rarotonga to Aitutaki - Round-trip airport/hotel transfers - Vaka Lagoon Cruise including lunch - Punarei Cultural Village Tour including lunch - 7 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches

Price per person twin share, from: Standard First Class

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Tour Code: DUA/AIT Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

Aitutki Lagoon Resort and Spa

Day 4-5: (B) Explore Aitutaki at your leisure, relax and refresh or perhaps pamper yourself with a local spa treatment. Day 6: Depart Aitutaki (B) This afternoon, transfer to Aitutaki Airport for your flight to Rarotonga.

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Fiji is a rich cultural surprise, where the friendly Fijian people will captivate your heart. Brimming with colorful attractions, awe-inspiring scenery, white-sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees and unique cultural activities, a Fijian vacation offers something for everyone.

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort The resort is set on a white-sandy beach amongst 40 acres of tall palms and tropical gardens and boasts two huge lagoon pools (one for adults only), numerous water activities, fitness center, two floodlit tennis courts, an international standard golf training facility, five restaurants and six bars. The kids' club offers a comprehensive activities program while the spectacular Bebe Spa Sanctuary offers true relaxation. Guests staying in a bure, suite or deluxe ocean view room will experience the 'Talai' (butler) VIP service which includes welcome drinks, personalized service, and complimentary champagne and canapĂŠs daily.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights and receive 10% off room rates. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Located on a white-sand beach 45 minutes from Nadi Airport, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa features five restaurants and bars, a serene spa, 18-hole championship golf course and four pools including a dive pool and kids’ club. Boasting 271 superbly appointed spacious guest rooms and contemporary suites, the resort design is inspired by the traditional 'Fijian outer island' village with signature Cleopatra style bath tubs for two and daybeds situated on your private balcony or terrace.

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji Dive into the heart of Fiji with this modern, relaxed and family run resort. Volivoli Beach Resort is located 15 minutes drive from the town of Rakiraki, on the very north tip of the island of Viti Levu. Situated on a headland, the Resort offers lush tropical gardens, high-end quality ocean view accommodation, its own private beach and a stunning sand spit extending out into the ocean. The resort features a fleet of dedicated dive and fishing boats, an on-site fullyequipped dive shop and training school, watersports, nightly entertainment, cultural activities, on-site restaurant, swim up pool bar, and day spa. Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 6. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 20, 17 & Jan 10 - Mar 3, 18.

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Coral Coast & Mamanuca / ACCOMMODATION & ISLAND RESORTS

Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa Hidden away on the Coral Coast, Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa is the perfect name for this resort, where you can really get away from it all. This boutique resort offers 115 rooms, featuring traditional Fijian Bures set amongst lush surrounds and right on the beach. The Resort offers some of the best snorkeling and diving in Fiji, an excellent reef surf break, 1,969 feet of whitesand beach and Day Spa Village. Nights are always fun filled with nightly entertainment at the bar and restaurant.

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Bonus Offer: Stay 6 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - May 31, 17; Oct 1 - Dec 24, 17 & Jan 12 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Welcome drink on arrival, breakfast daily, nightly entertainment, invitation to managers cocktail night and an introduction pool scuba dive for each guest (conditions apply).

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Crusoe's Retreat 'Bula Vinaka!' will greet you on arrival at one of Fiji's best kept secrets. Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and fronting a palm-fringed sandy beach and stunning lagoon, Crusoe’s Retreat is a friendly, intimate, traditional Fijian resort. Located directly next to a traditional Fijian village, guests of Crusoe’s have the unique opportunity to experience village life first hand. With 28 Fijian inspired bures, each with covered verandas and amazing views, Crusoe’s truly embodies Fijian hospitality – an unhurried pace, fresh island cuisine and a dedication to local culture and traditions.

STANDARD Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Dec 20, 17 & Jan 10 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Welcome lei and tropical drink on arrival, tropical breakfast and afternoon tea daily and resort activities.

Tokoriki Island Resort Enjoy truly romantic Tokoriki Island Resort, with warm Fijian hospitality and caring attention to detail, making it the perfect Fiji destination for your child-free island escape or honeymoon. Feel the fusion of contemporary and Fijian style in one of the ‘freestanding’ Beachfront Bures, Beachfront Pool Bures or Sunset Pool Villas, enveloped in lush tropical gardens creating your private haven. Capture the most amazing tropical sunsets lazing on your double daybed, sipping a cocktail in your personal pool or for the ultimate in extra romance stargaze from your unique tropical outdoor shower.

DELUXE Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights and receive a FJ$250 resort credit per bure. Valid Apr 1 - May 31, 17; Dec 1 - Dec 20, 17 & Jan 5 - Mar 31, 18.

Matamanoa Island Resort Matamanoa Island is a small, private, adult only, boutique island and is accessible by helicopter in just 10 minutes from Nadi Airport. Select from air-conditioned beachfront villas or beachfront bungalows all with private plunge pool, gazebo with a daybed for two and outdoor shower. An amazing selection of activities are available or just relax on a sugar sand beach under the swaying palms with a cocktail and chill out watching the azure waters of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Facilities include a tennis court, infinity pool, scuba diving, watersports and snorkeling to name a few.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Breakfast daily.

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ISLAND RESORTS / Mamanuca

Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina, Fiji At Musket Cove you’ll find the pace of life smooth and unhurried. Located on Malolo Lailai in the picturesque Mamanuca Islands, the resort consists of 55 villas and bures scattered along the beachfront and throughout tropical landscaped gardens. Musket’s world-class marina offers a vast selection of watersports and activities. Makare Wellness Day Spa and several gourmet-dining options.

FIRST CLASS

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Apr 30, 17; Oct 11 - Dec 20, 17 & Jan 11 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Breakfast daily.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Castaway Island, Fiji Castaway Island, Fiji is an iconic private island resort surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, perfect for romantic couples with or without children. Offering exceptional facilities and creative island cuisine, consisting of four restaurants and four bars, Castaway is one of Fiji’s most popular island resorts. All of the traditionally thatched airconditioned bures with vaulted “tapa” lined ceilings are stylish and spacious. There are plenty of activities to choose from including snorkeling off the beach, PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving, catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, parasailing, hand line fishing, speedboat Champagne island hops, two stunning swimming pools, free kids club and more. Castaway has everything you come to Fiji to find. Includes: Welcome cocktail on arrival, use of snorkeling equipment, non-motorized watersports equipment, tennis court and an invitation to the weekly poolside cocktail party.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Mana Island Resort & Spa Mana Island Resort & Spa is situated in the heart of the Mamanuca group on 300 acres of lush tropical paradise amid four white-sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The resort offers a variety of rooms and bures to suit every budget from honeymooners to families. Mana’s recent refurbishment included adding a new large infinity pool and swim up bar. A choice of cuisine is available in the six on-site restaurants, including Wild & Raw, which serves traditional Fijian style cooking. Relax and enjoy a tropical cocktail in one of the beachfront four bars. Activities include kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, jet-skis, hobie cat, snorkel gear and a full PADI dive facility. Enjoy Mana’s spa for relaxation while the children are entertained in the kids club, participating in the coral rejuvenation, turtle breeding or environmental programs. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Aug 1 - Sep 10, 17; Oct 20 – Nov 18, 17; Dec 10 – Dec 20, 17 & Jan 6 - Mar 28, 18.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$

Lomani Island Resort Lomani Island Resort is an adults only boutique resort hidden amongst the swaying palms and tropical gardens of Malolo lailai island. The island was once home to a copra plantation and thus boasts thousands of towering coconut palms, interspersed with frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea flowers. Lomani fronts miles of white sandy beaches and a sheltered turquoise lagoon. Lomani’s luxury suites and bures all have spectacular ocean views and laundry service. With only 30 rooms in the resort, including 6 new beachfront bures that come complete with their own plunge pools, the dedicated Fijian staff will cater to your every need. Enjoy complimentary snorkeling, dolphin safari, village tour, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, bicycles and more or just relax poolside or along the long white-sand beach. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights and receive two 30-minute massages per room. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Breakfast. daily. 134

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Yasawa & Northern Islands / ISLAND RESORTS

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Indulge in heavenly seclusion in an area renowned for its velvety, white-sand beaches and crystal clear tropical waters. Understated in their luxury, hidden among the palms, each air-conditioned traditionally thatched beachfront bure has a discreet outdoor shower, expansive deck with daybeds and a separate living area. A mini-bar, stereo and a hammock strung between the palms, along with your own thatched cabana with sun loungers make for a relaxing vacation on the edge of Yasawa’s famous white-sand beach. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1 - Jun 23, 17; Jul 17 - Sep 15, 17; Oct 9 - Dec 21, 17; Jan 7 - Feb 9, 18 & Feb 27 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: All meals, non-alcoholic beverages, WiFi, use of non-motorized watersports equipment, weekly 3-hour excursion to the Blue Lagoon Caves, private beach picnics, snorkeling trips, introductory scuba pool dive, village visit and cultural activities.

DELUXE Map Reference: 12 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Qamea Resort & Spa Qamea Resort & Spa is an intimate boutique resort catering to a maximum of 34 adults, with only 17 luxuriously appointed and air-conditioned bures and exquisite Royal Beach Houses with private pools, nestled among swaying coconut palms and verdant tropical gardens. Set amidst 100 acres of lush tropical landscaped gardens, bushland, and jagged volcanic South Pacific mountains that soar behind the property, the entire resort fronts onto a private whitesand beach nearly a mile in length, and is known as the most spectacular in Fiji’s Northern Islands group.

DELUXE Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 7 nights, pay for 5. Valid Apr 1 - May 31, 17; Nov 1 - Dec 20, 17 & Jan 10 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Round-trip transfers from Taveuni Airport, welcome drink, continental breakfast, daily maid and evening turndown service, use of non-motorized activities and nightly entertainment.

Taveuni Palms Consistently voted as one of the world’s very best getaways, Taveuni Palms Resort is a pristine island paradise in Fiji consisting of two exceptional private villas, each sitting on its own acre of beachfront with magnificent ocean vistas and each boasting its own private pool and personal staff of seven along with exclusive amenities. With five spectacular private dining locations where guests savor 5-star cuisine and service, Taveuni Palms Resort provides the ideal oasis to relax and renew in the most intimate of settings.

DELUXE Map Reference: 14 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Round-trip transfers from Matei airport, welcome lei and tropical drink on arrival, all meals, select non-alcoholic beverages, 1-hour post flight recovery massage, resort activities, WiFi and use of iPad.

Namale the Fiji Island Resort & Spa Situated at the edge of the Koro Sea where the lush rainforest meets the ocean waves is the luxuriously boutique Namale Resort & Spa. Offering 19 luxury bures and villas spread across 525 acres, Namale caters to a maximum of 44 people, ensuring total intimacy and exclusivity. An ultra-all-inclusive and adult-only property, Namale offers world class dining, an award winning spa, every amenity at your fingertips, and endless adventure and activities as part of it’s all-inclusive packages. Namale is designed to ensure guests enjoy an authentically Fijian getaway in a lavish setting. It is truly a tropical haven coupled with the ultimate in romance, luxury, adventure and above all, magical Fijian experiences like nowhere else. Includes: Round-trip transfers from Savusavu Airport, all meals and beverages, fully-stocked mini-bar, daily laundry service, WiFi, access to fitness center, indoor entertainment center and hydrotherapy treatments and golf.

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DELUXE Map Reference: 15 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Savasi Island Savasi Island offers all the iconic elements of a unique tropical life style, set in the turquoise waters of the Koro Sea with secluded sandy beaches, sculptural limestone outcrops and fern-filled crevasses in an extraordinary terrain. Located ten minutes from Savu Savu on a 52 acre private island, a total of seven villas elevated to capture sea breezes feature expansive sea views from shaded timber verandas and spacious well-appointed bedrooms. The use of rainforest, bamboo and mangrove timber furniture and fittings as well as local arts and crafts give Savasi Island a true sense of place. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Round-trip transfers from Savusavu airport, welcome drink on arrival, all meals, in-villa WiFi, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, guided snorkel excursions, bottled water and all day tea and coffee.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 16 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Matangi Private Island Resort This boutique private island resort is located in 240 acres in the tropical northern part of the Fiji Islands and is listed in “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”. Catering to adults only, Matangi offers 12 spacious, traditional bures of Fijian design, Oceanview or Beachfront, plus three unique treehouses and a two-bedroom bure. Each offer air-conditioning, iPod docking stations, lounge, large private sun deck and a stone outdoor shower. The on-site Ocean Spa cantilevers over the lagoon, offering organic plant and marine based therapies. Dine in the ‘Vale-Ni-Kana’ dining room, which boasts 270° views of the ocean and tropical gardens. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 17 – Mar 31, 18. Includes: All meals, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and some tours.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 17 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa Koro Sun offers a truly native Fijian experience, dedicated to adventure, rejuvenation and romance. The 51 enchanting bures and villas are private, exclusive, air-conditioned and offer vivid views of the ocean and reefs beyond. Your stay includes afternoon tea (excluding beverages) and activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, biking, tennis and golf. This is Fiji’s only resort offering edgewater style of accommodation.

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Includes: Round-trip transfers from Savusavu Airport, continental breakfast daily and use of non-motorized activities .

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Royal Davui Island Resort Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji is a boutique luxury island resort with 16 exquisitely appointed Bures nestled around 10 acres of lush tropical landscape. Every guest at Davui enjoys the best of both worlds – enough genuine care and warmth that the staff will know you by name, as well as the privacy and freedom to be secluded in your own tropical oasis. Spa treatments designed by Pure Fiji, private plunge pools in every villa and easy access from Nadi airport are just a few of the extra touches that make this resort special and unique. Bonus Offer: Stay 5 nights, pay for 4. Valid Apr 1, 17 - Mar 31, 18. Includes: Welcome lei on arrival, all meals, bottle water, sunset canapés, weekly island barbecue, invitation to the weekly managers cocktail evening (Fri), nightly entertainment and use of all non-motorized water sports.

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Fiji / SIGHTSEEING

Tivua Island Day Cruise Set sail to Tivua Island for a day's adventure aboard tall ship Ra Marama or sailing catamaran Fiji One. The historic Ra Marama, a Brigantine rig tall ship, was built for the Governor General of Fiji in 1957. Enjoy a 90 minute cruise to the picturesque Tivua Island, a coral atoll fringed by a white sandy beach (popular with nesting turtles) and 500 acres of coral gardens. Experience guided snorkeling, cultural presentations, Fijian music and entertainment, fresh local tropical buffet barbecue lunch and water activities. The new jetty makes your arrival and departure easy. Enquire about our new wreck dive at Tivua for advanced divers. Departs: Port Denarau at 10am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, beer, wine and soda whilst on the island, lunch, entertainment, morning and afternoon tea, volleyball, Kava ceremony, use of canoes, glass-bottom boat tours and guided snorkeling. PADI diving and spa treatments available at additional cost. PRICE GUIDE: $

Nakavu Village & Waterfall Tour Nestled on the banks of the Navua River sits Nakavu Village which is home to over 100 families. This special day will give you a memorable and authentic Fijian experience. Enjoy a scenic and guided drive to Nakavu Village where you will have the opportunity to interact with the Indigenous Nakavu villagers. You will be accorded the traditional kava ceremony followed by a guided tour of the village and the local school. A delicious lunch is served at the village community hall followed by traditional Fijian folk song and dance. A cool refreshing swim at a natural waterfall rounds off a day of discovery, interaction and enriching Fijian experience. Departs: Mon and Wed at 10am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, guide, refreshments, lunch and village donation.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Seaspray Day Sailing Adventure Explore the crystal waters, beautiful beaches and lagoons of the outer Mamanuca Islands on board the magnificent 83 foot schooner Seaspray. Help set the sails, take the helm or just laze around on deck for the day. Anchor off Modriki Island, made famous by the Tom Hank’s movie “Castaway”. Here you can explore the deserted island, sunbathe on soft white sand and snorkel the coral reefs. Afterwards we visit a traditional island village on Yanuya Island, where we meet the locals and are welcomed ashore with a Kava ceremony (except Sunday). There is nothing like a day at sea for a big appetite, and you’ll be served plenty on board this all-inclusive day! Departs: Denarau Marina daily at 9am and selected island resorts at varying times. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments (wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water), morning and afternoon tea, delicious barbeque lunch, snorkeling gear. Children over 10 years are welcome.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Nadi Cultural & Mudpool Tour This half day guided tour of Nadi and her surrounds is ideal for a snapshot introduction into Fiji’s main island upon your arrival. Enjoy a visit to a local market; a tour of Viseisei village, believed to be the first village set up by the first Fijians. Enjoy a relaxing walk through the beautiful Gardens of the Sleeping Giants and a dip in a natural Mudpool or hot springs, a very popular spot for a therapeutic experience. Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri at 9am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Transfers and entry fees.

Arrive/depart Fiji feeling rested and stress free at Fijis only full service transit lounge – Essence of Fiji Rejuvenation Centre. A world-class center with many in-house services that provide you with a unique and new vacation experience. Located 5-minutes from Nadi Airport, the center is open from 6am-10pm daily. Don’t waste time sitting around airport and in waiting areas! Transfers are available – pre-book or call us when you get there! Packages include free transport to/from Nadi Airport, guava juice, refreshing cool towel on arrival, free therapeutic spa foot ritual, free WiFi, free access to a movie room with bean bags. Luggage storage, showers, lockers, in-house flight schedule screen and TV are available for your convenience.

Packages from FJD$38/adult

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SMALL SHIP CRUISES / Fiji

Captain Cook Reef Endeavour Cruise

Discover the real Fiji aboard a Yasawa Islands small ship cruise as you visit places where traditional Fijian life continues. A unique mix of seascape and smiling friendly people, this Pacific paradise lifts you out of the everyday rush and opens up a different time, a different space with spectacular beaches, crystal clear waters and a warm and friendly culture. Wake each day to idyllic sites and exclusive destinations. Snorkel over magnificent coral reefs and experience the culture first hand at traditional island villages. MV Reef Endeavour’s small size means she can negotiate remote reefs, islands and shallow bays where bigger ships just cannot go. Each of the 63 recently refurbished suites, staterooms and cabins offer a private bathroom ensuite, on/off air-conditioning, hairdryer, soaps, shampoo and towels are serviced daily. The ship features a swimming pool, spa, sauna, two bars, lounge, single sitting dining saloon, sun deck, chart house, glass bottom boat, hydraulic platform for easy access to water activities, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling and dive vessels, library, DVDs, guest laundry, gift shop, 24 hour tea and coffee facilities and an onboard 5 Star PADI dive team. Southern Yasawa Island 4 day/3 night Day 1: Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca Islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel at a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Day 2: Cruise to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and discover idyllic Monu Island for snorkeling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of the Sunday Show. Day 3: On arrival at Sacred Island the ship’s crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. Spend a magical morning swimming in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkeling in spectacular coral gardens, beach combing or coral viewing from the glass bottom boat. Cruise the Southern Yasawa islands over lunch to Waya Island where you will visit a local school, village and shell market. Don your favorite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!

Northern Yasawa Island 5 day/4 night Day 1: Cruise to Tivua Island over a light lunch and safety briefing, to explore the coral gardens, clam farms and a medicine walk through the island before enjoying a South Pacific sunset on your first day at sea. Tonight join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain’s Dinner. Day 2: Start the day naturally with a morning swim and snorkel in an idyllic bay at Drawaqa. Savor the bounty of a gourmet buffet lunch as you journey to spectacular Naviti Island where you can bask in aquamarine waters along white-sandy beaches. This evening join the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian village at Gunu for a traditional Fijian feast, Lovo and cultural performance, Meke. Day 3: Discover the legendary grandeur of Sawa-i-lau and the famous limestone caves at your own pace. Swimming in the cave lagoon is a wondrous experience or you could explore it on an escorted kayak tour. Join the guided walk to the island village, with a memorable visit to a local school. Try your luck at crab racing tonight. Day 4: Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawas and visit Matacawalevu Village and the handicraft and shell markets. Discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise the spectacular channels to your overnight anchorage at Tivua Island for a tropical buffet dinner followed by yaqona (kava) and talanoa (Fijian story telling). Day 5: Return to Port Denarau to the wistful song of Isa Lei Departs: Tuesday at 1pm. Price per person twin share, from: 1,309 Yasawa Islands 7 night/8 days For a total Fiji cultural and island experience, this combination of both three and four night cruises brings together every fascinating experience of the Yasawa Islands from the north to the south, from culture to nature. Between departures you can enjoy a choice of complimentary tours including the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a tall ship adventure or mud pools on Tuesdays only. Departs: Tuesday 1pm or Saturday 12 noon.

Day 4: After breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina.

Price per person twin share, from: 2,060

Departs: Saturday at 12 noon.

Early booking discounts available. Ask about our 7 & 11 night other itineraries to Remote Fiji departing the first Tuesday of each month.

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Fiji / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Blue Lagoon Small Ship Cruises

Imagine waking every morning surrounded by sparkling blue ocean, islands fringed with gently waving palms and empty, unspoiled beaches of pure white sand. Blue Lagoon Cruises offer luxury boutique-style cruising – a mix of beautifully furnished saloons, outdoor lounging areas, sundecks with cocktail bars and private areas for those looking for a romantic getaway. The on-board spa offers relaxation and indulgence. Tempt your inner gourmet and enjoy a variety of à la carte meals, exotic barbecues and magnificent smorgasbords. The Fiji Princess accommodates 68 passengers complimented by a 100 percent Fijian crew. Measuring only 179 feet in length, the vessel accesses bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a large ship, getting so close to shore that it can tie off to a coconut tree and you can swim to the beach. Visit remote island villages, discover the ancient Fijian culture, sit down to an island feast set on a breathtakingly beautiful beach, swim with manta rays, learn how to cook traditional Fijian dishes, and stop off at the Sacred Islands and Sawa-i-Lau Caves. Blue Lagoon Cruises offer three itineraries, varying in duration and destinations, taking you on a journey into Fiji’s spectacular Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Explorer Cruise: This three night cruise is ideal for those with limited time who want a sample of the incredible Fiji islands. Featuring the majestic southern Yasawa Islands, the cruise also spends time at the strikingly beautiful Modriki and Sacred Islands. It’s not just nature that will have you captivated on this boutique cruise; you’ll get to know and love the traditional Fijian culture! Departs: Port Denarau on Friday at 3pm, returning Monday at 3pm. Price per person twin share, from: 1,125 Toll-Free 877 888 6227

Wanderer Cruise: A four night cruise that starts aboard a high-speed catamaran to the Southern Yasawas where the Fiji Princess awaits. The truly spectacular Sacred Islands will astound you and the mighty Yasawa Islands will offer all you dreamed of and more. Head further north to the Blue Lagoon area where you’ll find paradise, and a great array of activities, both onshore and in the water. Departs: Port Denarau on Monday at 12.15pm, returning Friday at 10am. Price per person twin share, from: 1,500 Escape to Paradise: This seven night option is an amazing experience combining the three and four night itineraries, covering the full length of the magnificent Yasawa Island chain as well as Modriki and the Sacred Islands. You’ll have the opportunity to see and do so much on this cruise that you’ll come away with memories from a vacation of a lifetime. Departs: Port Denarau on Friday at 3pm, returning Friday at 10am. Price per person twin share, from: 2,400 Includes: Scheduled cruise excursions and activities, cruise accommodation with private ensuite facilities, use of on-board facilities, all meals including tea, barista coffee, morning and afternoon tea, filtered water and juice, traditional Fijian entertainment, snorkeling equipment, use of all equipment at Nanuya Lailai, including spyboards, kayaks and stand up paddleboards (four and seven night cruises), ship to shore transfers, entrance fees for all activities and village visits, Captain’s complimentary champagne cocktail, Blue Lagoon Cruise souvenir, gratuities, all port charges and taxes.

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Land and Cruise – 9 days

Mamanuca Island Hopper – 9 days

Sunset, Fiji

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Fiji

Fiji has over 330 islands, of which only 110 are inhabited! Cruising is the easiest and most popular way to explore the islands, combined with a few days on the main island, is the perfect way to enjoy Fiji.

Two island stays have always been extremely popular in Fiji. Mix and match your own or explore the Mamanuca’s and relax, explore and discover what ‘island life’ is really about.

Day 1: Nadi On arrival at Nadi Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Day 1: Nadi – Tokoriki Island (L,D) On arrival at Nadi Airport, you will be met and transferred to Port Denarau for your 60-minute cruise to Tokoriki Island. Spend the remainder of your day settling into island life.

Day 2-4: Coral Coast (B) Relax and explore the Resort. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, laze by the pool or perhaps visit the on-site Bebe Spa for a relaxing treatment. Day 5: Coral Coast – Tivua (B,L,D) Transfer from the Coral Coast to Port Denarau and board the Reef Endeavour for your island adventure. Cruise to Tivua Island and explore the coral gardens, clam farms and take a short medicine nature walk before reboarding. This evening join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain’s Dinner. Day 6: Tivua – Brothers Island – Naviti Island (B,L,D) Start the day with a morning swim or snorkel in an idyllic bay at Brothers Island. Enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch as you cruise to Naviti Island. Relax onboard or bask in the waters or on the beach. This evening join the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian Village at Guna for a traditional Fijian Feast, Lovo and cultural experience, Meke. Day 7: Yasawa Island – Sawa-i-lau (B,L,D) Explore the grandeur of Sawa-i-la and the famous limestone caves. Join a guided walk to the island village, with a memorable visit to a local school, snorkel the coral gardens and swim in the cave lagoon. Try your luck at crab racing tonight!

Day 9: Port Denarau (B) Sail to Port Denarau where you will disembark.

Includes: - 4 nights Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, Deluxe Ocean View Room including breakfast daily - 4 night Northern Yasawa Island Cruise, Cabin, including all meals, activities and entertainment while onboard - Round-trip transfers throughout - 16 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Price per person twin share, from: 2,300 Tour Code: DUA/LAS Airfare not included, please call for current pricing.

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Day 2-4: Tokoriki Island (B,L,D) Snorkel, swim or dive. Play a game of tennis or perhaps enjoy a relaxing massage. Relax on the private sandy beach or take a guided nature walk or visit the local village. Dine from a South Pacific and Asian influenced menu, either under the palm trees or on a romantic oceanfront deck. Day 5: Tokoriki Island – Matamanoa Island (B,L,D) Transfer by boat from Tokoriki Island to Matamanoa Island. The remainder of your day is free to settle in and plan your time on the island. Day 6-8: Matamanoa Island (B,L,D) Matamanoa is an intimate and secluded adultonly island, clad with native bush and palm trees, surrounded by white sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. Enjoy complete days of peace and tranquility, or fill your days with an array of activities including snorkeling, canoeing, beach volleyball or perhaps, try your hand at tennis. Pamper yourself with a visit to the Senaki treetop spa and discover the magic of Matamanoa. Day 9: Matamanoa – Nadi (B) Transfer by boat from Matamanoa Island to Port Denarau and then by coach to Nadi Airport.

Day 8: Sawa-i-lau - Drawaqa - Tivua (B,L,D) Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawa and the spectacular channels of Drawaqa for amazing snorkeling. Anchor overnight at Tivua Island for a tropical dinner followed by yaqona (kava) and talanoa (Fijian story telling). 140

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Includes: - 4 nights Tokoriki Island Resort, Beachfront Bure including full board - 4 nights Matamanoa Island Resort, Resort Room including full board - Meet and Greet on arrival - Round-trip airport/port seat-in coach transfers - Boat transfers from Port Denarau to Tokoriki Island and Matamanoa Island - 24 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Price per person twin share, from: 3,249 Tour Code: DUA/MIH Infinity Pool, Fiji


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EXPERIENCES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC #1

Underwater Adventures – Snorkel with humpback whales in Niue, glide with stingrays in Tahiti and explore through the crystal clear lagoons filled with colorful tropical fish in the Cook Islands. Swim with magical mantas in Fiji, discover hidden waters in Samoa and dive the wrecks in Vanuatu.

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Glorious Beaches – Whitesand, pink-sand or black-sand beaches partner with crystal clear waters that stretch for miles in the South Pacific! Pick your spot and relax as the waves roll in and the sun gleams down.

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The People – “Arrive as a guest, depart as a friend and return as family” best sums up Island hospitality. Treat yourself to a village visit immersing into their culture, a highlight of any island stay.

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Island Hopping – Get the most out of your vacation and explore nearby or remote islands in a day or over several days. Take a scenic helicopter flight, a seaplane flight or hop around by boat. The options are endless!

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Hiking – Land lovers will enjoy the breathtaking scenery as they venture through the rainforests, volcanoes and other rugged terrain.

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OTHER ISLANDS / South Pacific

Looking for another South Pacific Island? Tahiti

Vanuatu

Samoa

Immerse yourself in the French Polynesian culture of the islands of Tahiti. Experience the warmth of the people whose love of their islands can be seen through music, dance and flowers.

In Vanuatu, villagers open their communities with a welcome that’s as warm as the tropical sun. Dine on traditional food, dance to the music of string bands and join villagers in kava drinking as the sun goes down.

The main island, Tahiti is the heart of French Polynesia. See the majestic valleys fall into the clear warm lagoon. It is home to some of the most beautiful and untouched hiking trails in the South Pacific.

A harbor city lifestyle of restaurants, watersports and market shopping greets you at Port Vila. Scuba diving, fishing or just strolling on the beach are all acceptable activities in the Vanuatu capital.

The ten islands of Samoa could easily be your top ten must see destinations of the South Pacific. Each of Samoa’s islands offers something different; see rugged volcanic peaks one day, sparkling lagoons and beaches the next.

The best markets in the South Pacific are in Papeete, where everything from local fish and fruit as well as traditional arts and handicrafts can be found. Chic boutiques and a wide selection of products including black pearl jewelry, woven handbags and traditional pareos painted in bright colors are available in Papeete.

One of the more traditional areas, Tanna Island is a haven of adventure and intrigue. Peer into the fiery rim of Yasur volcano. And since you’re on an island, you have to take advantage of the water. Swim in underwater caves, snorkel the coral reef or trek inland to incredible waterfalls.

The picturesque island of Moorea is set on a crystal clear lagoon with lush green mountains towering overhead. There are many activities to try on the lagoon including water skiing, jet skiing and parasailing. Explore the waterfalls, valleys the Opunou and Cook Bays or witness the impressive fish and ray feeding demonstrations

Espiritu Santo is a little-known paradise for world-class diving, while the island of Pentecost fascinates with its culture. See local tribesmen jump from bamboo towers with vines tied to their ankles between the months of April and June.

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ Bora Bora is one of the most romantic and desirable destinations on earth. Dive the clear, warm water to witness a large array of multi-colored fish, manta rays, sharks and wrasses. It’s the perfect island for romance. Enjoy your own private paradise by staying in a unique overwater bungalow.

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The main islands are the ideal spot to perfect your leisure pursuits. Keen for a walk? Stroll bush trails among the national parks of Upolu. You can’t go past this scenery, with lava cliffs that front the ocean and views of the entire Pacific from Mt Alava. At Piula Cave, swim in an incredible freshwater pool right on the oceanfront or head to the Aleipata district for swimming, snorkeling and even more beachside relaxation. At the northern end of Upolu Island, you can explore the harbor town of Apia. Those with an appetite for adventure will love Savai’i. This largely uninhabited island fascinates with its incredible scenery. A roaring jetstream shoots hundreds of feet into the air at the Alofaaga blowholes. At Afu Aau Falls, bathe in a secluded waterhole deep in the jungle. From the rugged peaks of active volcanoes to the serenity of beautiful beaches, Samoa never fails to impress. Rainforests, jungle waterfalls and ancient volcanoes offer a sublime vacation backdrop, but it’s the people that reveal the spirit of Samoa’s islands. At Savai’i, lounge in communal rock pools along the coast. Modern life has no place here; it’s all about untouched nature and unhurried days.


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Helpful Information Visas US/Canadian citizens. Please contact the applicable Consulate if you are holding a passport other than US/Canada. All countries require the passport holder to hold a confirmed onward or return ticket. Australia: An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for all US and Canadian citizens traveling to Australia. It is valid for a stay no longer than three months. Possession of a confirmed onward or return ticket to a place where entry is authorized and sufficient funds to show you can support yourself is also required. You may purchase an ETA for US$25 from: - Down Under Answers - Travel Agent - The Australian Consulate (plus a service fee) Non-US or Canadian citizens, minors, people with a past criminal conviction and those wishing to stay in Australia for a longer period of time should contact the Australian Embassy for further information New Zealand: US and Canadian citizens intending to stay in New Zealand no longer than three months will be issued a Visitor’s Permit on arrival, provided they are in possession of a confirmed onward or return ticket to a place to which entry is authorized, and they have sufficient funds to support themselves. No advance procurement is required. Fiji: A passport valid for six months beyond the date of your planned departure is required. No visa is required for stays up to 30 days. Cook Islands: A passport valid for six months beyond the date of your planned departure is required. No visa is required for stays up to 31 days. Tahiti: A passport valid for three months beyond the date of your planned departure is required. No visa is required for stays up to 30 days. Vanuatu: A passport valid for six months beyond the date of your planned departure is required. No visa is required for stays up to 30 days.

Credit Cards

Weather

Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most Climate varies across the South Pacific, from hot and tropical to snowy and cold. The seasons are opposite to the stores. A credit card is required as a security deposit to Northern Hemisphere. Between December and February is Summer for most of the country, and the wet season for check into a hotel or to rent a car. Please note that it is the tropical north of Australia. Winter is from June to August and vary by destination. becoming standard practice in most hotels to impose a service fee if you are finalizing your account by credit card.

Australia

Tipping

Summer (Dec-Feb)

Tipping is not as entrenched a custom as it is in the US, however, generous donations by American visitors have changed the expectations of many who work in the tourism industry. Generally, a 10% tip at finer restaurants is sufficient, and taxi drivers only expect a tip if they helped with luggage. Tipping is not customary, nor required in the Pacific Islands.

Electrical Appliances 250v, AC/50 cycles are the norm for Australia and New Zealand. The Pacific Islands run on 220/240v AC/50 cycle. If you are traveling from a country where your appliances are 110/120v, you will need a voltage transformer and a plug convertor.

Money

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Adelaide

61

82

58

69

46

59

52

69

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

68

98

54

83

40

70

55

87

Brisbane

69

84

62

79

50

70

60

78

Broome

79.1

92

71

92

58

85

71

91

Cairns

74

89

71

87

62

80

66

87

Darwin

77

89

74

90

68

87

76

91 60

Hobart

53

69

48

62

41

53

46

Melbourne

55

78

47

75

42

59

46

71

Perth

62

86

54

77

44

65

51

73

Sydney

65

77

58

71

49

63

57

71

New Zealand Summer (Dec-Feb)

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

Min

Max

Min

Fall (Mar-May) Max

Min

Max

Min

Auckland

54

75

55

68

48

59

48

67

Bay of Islands

56

76

52

70

45

61

48

67

Max

The Australian Dollar is the currency in Australia, and is divided by 100 cents. Coins run from 5c to $2 and notes, from $5 - $100.

Central Otago

50

73

42

62

32

48

41

62

Christchurch

54

72

54

72

37

54

45

63

Fiordland

48

66

41

59

33

48

39

59

The New Zealand Dollar is the currency in New Zealand, also divided by 100 cents. Coins run from 5c to $2 and notes, from $5 - $100.

Hawke’s Bay

57

75

50

68

41

57

48

66

The Fijian Dollar is divided by 100 cents. Coins run from 5c to $1 and notes, from $2 - $100. The New Zealand dollar is used in the Cook Islands; however, they do have some of their own currency in circulation which is equal to the New Zealand. Both currencies are divided by 100 cents. Coins run from 5c to $5 and notes from, $3 - $50. The French Polynesia Franc is used in Tahiti and is divided by 100 centimes. Coins run from 1c – 100c and notes, from 500F – 10,000F.

Samoa:

The Vatu is used in Vanuatu, and has no subdivision. Coins run from 1v to 100v and notes, from 100v – 10,000v.

A passport valid for six months beyond the date of your planned departure is required. No visa is required for stays up to 60 days.v

The Samoan tālā (dollar) is used in Samoa and is divided by 100 sene (cent). Coins run from 1c – 50c and notes from $2 - $100.

Queenstown

50

72

43

61

34

50

41

61

Rotorua

54

75

55

68

48

59

45

63

Wellington

55

68

52

63

43

54

48

59

Pacific Islands Summer (Dec-Feb)

Fall (Mar-May)

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Fiji

Nadi

73

89

71

80

65

83

69

86

Cook Islands

Rarotonga

73

84

71

82

66

77

68

77

Tahiti

Papeete

72

90

72

90

68

86

70

88

Vanuatu

Port Vila

74

86

72

82

66

79

69

82

Samoa

Apia

74

80

85

74

84

74

85

74

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