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Travel Planner 2019-2020 TRAVEL

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I have been traveling to the South Pacific for over 30 years and its allure never wanes. My first trip was as a backpacker, and even instant ramen noodles, hostels and laundromats couldn’t diminish my appreciation for the outgoing friendliness of the Kiwis and Aussies, and how quick they were to offer a ‘lift’ (ride) or an invitation to a ‘barbie’ (barbeque) in their home. Over the decades, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Cook Islands and Tahiti have become more sophisticated as destinations, but I am glad to report that the smiles are just as wide and the welcome just as warm. I was sad to leave the South Pacific that first time, but I had bought what was known as a Circle Pacific ticket and exotic Thailand was next. I left with rolls of film preserving memories of hikes on glaciers, cruises through fjords, the architectural magnificence of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, swimming with sting rays in Moorea, and the impossibly clear waters of Aitutaki lagoon.

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Interestingly, although Circle Pacific tickets have long gone away, it seems the concept has not; all of the Travel Answers Group (Down Under Answers, Africa Answers and Asia Answers) are reporting an increase in dual region requests. Sydney with a stopover in Dubai. Perth via Cape Town. Auckland plus Hong Kong. These are wonderful pairings that we facilitate with pleasure and skill. The Answers team takes on complex itineraries like tackling a jigsaw puzzle, knowing that, in the end, we will make all the pieces fit perfectly. Have a combination in mind? Feel free to challenge us! Sincerely,

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Kirk Demeter President & Owner

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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 Tasmania Perth, Western Australia Beyond Perth Guided Touring Suggested Itineraries Rail Journeys Rental Cars Motorhomes

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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Guided Touring Suggested Itineraries Rail Journeys

128 SOUTH PACIFIC Map The Cook Islands Suggested Itineraries Fiji Suggested Itineraries Other South Pacific Islands Helpful Information Terms & Conditions

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About us Down Under Answers has been customizing extraordinary vacations to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific for over 27 years. Our Destination Specialists provide an inclusive service, booking everything from flights, accommodation, sightseeing, and car hire, to travel protection insurance and visa assistance. With extensive knowledge and destination experience, our team takes the time to understand your vacation needs, makes recommendations, and creates tailor-made itineraries to suit any style and budget. We offer customized vacations, private charters, rail journeys and small ship cruising. If you are traveling with 10 or more passengers, ask us about group travel rates.

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NEW ZEALAND Map Auckland, North Island Bay of Islands The Coromandel Bay of Plenty Rotorua Waikato Taupo Ruapehu Hawke’s Bay Wellington Nelson & Marlborough, South Island Abel Tasman National Park Christchurch & Canterbury West Coast Queenstown & Beyond

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Down Under Answers also offers vacations to Asia, India, Southern & East Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, Egypt & Dubai along with guided and independent vacations.

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Planning Your Vacation

START PLANNING Our Travel Planner is full of ideas to customize your vacation with recommended hotels and suggested itineraries as well as a price guide. For ease of use, we have referenced symbols and abbreviations to make navigation a little easier and less time consuming.

Price 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. These $ symbols are indicative of what you can expect to pay for low season, lead-in room categories and touring options. For example, per the guide, a hotel with 1 X $ is from $101-$200. Itineraries, motorhomes and cars all show a ‘from’ price, giving you a good indication of the low season price. Please note that prices featured in this brochure are intended as a guide only. They are calculated using the exchange rate as of October 15, 2018 and may change due to currency fluctuations, availability, taxes or seasonal surcharges. Contact our Destination Specialists for a customized quote for the dates of your planned travel.

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Accommodation Ratings Hotel ratings are used throughout the planner to describe the standard of accommodation.

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Airline Partners

AIRLINE PARTNERS We partner with the best airlines in the industry and we know that they are committed to your comfort and safety as much as we are. If you are considering combining a stopover in Asia enroute to Australia, ask us about air options with our Asian air partners.

Virgin Australia

Air New Zealand

Qantas Airways

Virgin Australia represents a level of style, sophistication and professionalism that travelers have come to expect from the Virgin Airline brand.

What if we told you that you could begin your vacation with rest and relaxation the moment that you stepped on board? You can sit back, relax and enjoy the flight if you choose Air New Zealand.

With more than 98 years’ experience, traveling with Qantas is more than just a flight – it’s a complete Australian experience. Enjoy Aussie hospitality from the moment you step on board. World-class food and wine are just the beginning and you will also receive a generous complimentary checked baggage allowance with every ticket.

From streaming capable WiFi on long haul flights, to the largest and most comfortable seats for travel to Australia in both economy and premium classes of service, Virgin Australia continues to deliver innovation and superior quality.

Why? Because Air New Zealand doesn’t just take you from A to B, they’re always looking for new ways to make the experience of flying even better.

Their multi-year award-winning business class, called “The Business” continues to delight travelers with best in class service and cabin design. Along with its partner, Delta Airlines, Virgin Australia offers 25 direct flights weekly to Australia out of Los Angeles, and connects Australia with a host of other international destinations, such as China, Indonesia, the Pacific Islands, and New Zealand.

This is just one of the reasons they’ve been voted airline of the year for the last five years. Jump on from six North American gateways — Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Honolulu or Vancouver and fly nonstop to Auckland and on to one of more than 20 other New Zealand cities. There is also direct service to eight Australian gateways and 35 more Aussie cities with their airline partners.

As the second largest airline in Australia, passengers can travel to every major destination across the Australian continent, offering the same high quality experiences such as complimentary meals, checked baggage allowance of 50lbs, WiFi service, and a large selection of inflight entertainment.

Air New Zealand’s luxurious premium cabins are designed specifically with longhaul flights in mind. Even in Economy, the Economy Skycouch™ offers something completely fresh and ideal for singles, couples traveling together or for young families. Air New Zealand really is a better way to fly.

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No matter where you’re flying from, Qantas makes it easy with more gateways in North America. Direct flights operate from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Honolulu and Vancouver (seasonal). Plus, there’s more than 40 non-stop flights each week to choose from. Fly in comfort onboard a B787 Dreamliner, B747 or twin deck A380 to arrive feeling refreshed and ready to explore. Simply put, no one knows Australia like Qantas so why not let them show you around? With Australia’s largest domestic network, getting across the vast country is easy. On arrival in Australia you can connect on to more than 50 destinations. The best of Australia starts with Qantas!


Airline Partners

Hawaiian Airlines

Fiji Airways

Air Tahiti Nui

Now in its 89th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longestserving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (12) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the AllFijian in-flight crew as you board your nonstop flight from any of our U.S. gateways at Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. Travel to Australia and New Zealand with Fiji Airways, as all of their airfares always include a free stop in Fiji! Fiji Airways is a proud member of the One World Alliance, and has frequent flyer accrual agreements with American and Alaska Airlines.

Break up your trans-pacific travels with a stopover in Tahiti. Why stress yourself over a long, uncomfortable flight when you can take a half-way breather. Did we not mention … in paradise? Since Air Tahiti Nui’s inception, they have been the award-winning, full-service flagship carrier of French Polynesia, servicing daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Tahiti with routes continuing to New Zealand and Australia.

Business Class passengers enjoy complimentary access to our state-of-the art Premier Lounge at Nadi Airport, including access to shower facilities, hot meal service, an open bar, business center, and kids zone. Economy passengers can access the lounge for a very reasonable FJ$99 (approximately US$50) per person.

How will you get to Los Angeles you ask? With their partner airlines, connect from multiple North American cities with a seamless transition of baggage and check-in.

Guests will enjoy the roominess and superior comfort of Hawaiian’s Airbus A330 widebody aircraft. The spacious first-class cabin features 18 lie-flat, leather seats that transform into 180-degree beds at a roomy 20.5 inches wide and 76 inches long. Hawaiian also offers 68 Extra Comfort main cabin seats, which provide a generous 36-inch pitch for extra leg room, plus priority boarding. If connecting from North America to one of Hawaiian Airlines International Destinations, enjoy a free stopover in Honolulu at no additional charge, allowing you to experience two incredible destinations for the price of one.

Catch the Bula Spirit on Fiji Airways!!

Inspired by the spirit of the islands, Air Tahiti Nui’s goal of delivering the most immersive travel experience and connecting Tahiti to the world continues with the introduction of The Tahitian Dreamliners, a new fleet of Boeing 787s. Feel your stress melt away in the comfort of lie-flat seats in Poerava Business Class. Indulge in a glass of wine and stretch your legs in our new Moana Premium cabin. Or, lose yourself in hours of entertainment in tastefully-appointed Moana Economy. No corners have been cut in bringing the beauty and hospitality of Tahiti into the skies.

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Kakadu National Park

Lizard Island

Lake Argyle

Gibb River

Cape Trib National Park

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Gulf of Carpentaria

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Arlie Beach

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Wilson Island

Heron Island

Lady Elliott Island

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Hervey Bay

Port Augusta Clare Valley

Adelaide

Barossa Valley

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Alice Springs

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Uluru

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1859

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Brisbane

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1054

1341

2898

Broome

1845

1502

1790

1059

2541

Cairns

743

1592

1631

746

2645

1572

Canberra

1881

930

1217

2127

1163

1771

2451

Darwin

902

1853

1892

1513

2906

2222

868

2783

Hobart

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1053

1340

2250

649

1894

2573

515

2904

Kununurra

453

1404

1442

1058

2457

1766

413

2333

456

2456

Melbourne

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2241

2280

2692

1383

3264

2313

2503

2485

1989

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Perth

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2777

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Blue Mountains National Park

Kangaroo Island Yarra Valley

The Twelve Apostles

Mornington Peninsula

Strahan

Sydney

Phillip Island

Hunter Valley Lord Howe Island


AUSTRALIA With majestic landscapes, pristine beaches, unique wildlife, and rich indigenous and cultural history, there are many reasons why Australia is a Bucket List destination. Relax, indulge and explore Australia’s cosmopolitan cities; from Melbourne’s hidden arcades and laneways, to Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Bridge. Discover an indigenous culture that dates back 50,000 years, hear Dreamtime stories and learn about bush medicine. Immerse yourself in Adelaide’s culinary scene and meet native wildlife on Kangaroo Island. Explore Hobart’s historic past, uniquely incorporated into the city’s modern feel. Enjoy Perth’s relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle; invigorate yourself in Brisbane’s vibrant atmosphere, and ponder Darwin’s rich history.

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With three time zones, three 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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Sydney

Spicers Potts Point, Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney LUXE

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Sydney, New South Wales One of the most recognized sights in the world is the Sydney Opera House set against a backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From these iconic sights to the white-sand beaches of Bondi and Manly to the history of the Rocks area, Sydney’s cosmopolitan atmosphere is a must-see for travelers visiting Australia.

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, 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 Mode Kitchen & Bar, cocktails and craft beers at Grain bar, a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor heated pool with Jacuzzi, and the luxurious Endota Spa.

Byron Bay

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Located in the vibrant inner city village of Potts Point, and set amongst a mix of historic Art Deco and modern architecture, Spicers Potts Point exudes an effortless blend of classic Sydney heritage character with a fresh contemporary feel. Just a short walk to trendy cafés, downtown Sydney and the harbor, Spicers Potts Point is comprised of 20 guest rooms housed within an 1880s Victorian Terrace House with a textured laneway outlook. These former Sydney townhouses are surrounded by fashionable shops, cafés and restaurants and offer convenient access to Sydney’s worldclass attractions. The hotel has a private club feel that peacefully envelopes you once inside, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. To ensure you feel at home they have included a generous breakfast to start your day and a complimentary cocktail and canapés each evening to guarantee the perfect end. Curate your own Sydney experience with the exclusive ‘Spicers Potts Point Passport’ featuring favorite restaurants, bars, cafés and services and they’ve generously provided many extras just for you to enjoy.

Ensconced in the historic Rocks District, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney features 565 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, an awardwinning dining experience in Altitude restaurant, and a cocktail bar, Blu Bar on 36. When it is time to relax and revitalize, CHI, The Spa, is a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being. Upgrade to a spacious Horizon Club room located from level 30 and above including access to the Horizon Club Lounge for an extra level of personalized service and superb views. The hotel stands alone in the city for its elevated, panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Pier One Sydney Harbour - Autograph Collection

Rendezvous Hotel Sydney, The Rocks

With traditional heritage architecture and a vintage sandstone façade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney in the heart of the city center welcomes you to experience a luxurious stay. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this historical building now accommodates vacationers and business travelers from all over the world. You’re a short stroll from prestigious restaurants and bars, luxury shopping, and iconic sites such as Circular Quay, the Queen Victoria Building and Martin Place.

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 city center.

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.

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InterContinental Sydney

Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney

Holiday Inn Old 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.

You will love the convenience of staying in this dynamic parkside location of Rushcutters Bay. Enjoy browsing the fashionable boutiques of Double Bay, Oxford Street and the craft markets of Paddington. For more shopping, a five minute taxi ride takes you into the city center for the delights of Pitt Street Mall and Westfield Sydney. Eastern Suburbs beaches call you to brunch, with the world renowned Bondi Beach and its iconic lifestyle only minutes away. Relax at the hotel’s rooftop pool or you can laze the day away over a meal at Storehouse on the Park.

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.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney, Town Hall

Cambridge Hotel Sydney

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

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 a pool, sauna, and gym. All room options offer the comforts of home with kitchenettes (studios) or fully equipped kitchens.

The award-winning, four-star Cambridge Hotel Sydney features 149 rooms and suites, many offering balconies with city views over the Sydney’s 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.

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is a once-in-a-lifetime experience where guests learn about Australia’s unique wildlife by living alongside them. Offering 62 stylish designer rooms and suites with views of the Australia Habitat, wildlife sanctuary and/or Sydney Harbour the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga is nestled within the new native animal sanctuary and offers an unforgettable guest experience. Guided sanctuary tours allow guests to come face to face with our iconic native wildlife. Exclusive after hours tours of the Zoo give guests a glimpse behind the scenes. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, two-day Zoo entry, morning and evening tours, exclusive Sancturay Retreat tour, complimentary parking and WiFi.

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Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Travelodge Sydney

Roar and Snore

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.

Located 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 is within walking distance and the hotel is close to Central Railway Station.

Every animal has a story waiting to be told. Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore brings animals, keepers and the public together, so you can learn the untold stories of the world’s greatest creatures, both big and small. Enjoy safari style accommodation, delicious foods and majestic views of Sydney Harbour and Opera House, then drift off to distant chirps, purrs, squawks. Awaken refreshed, inspired and more passionate about the animal kingdom than you ever dreamed.

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Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, two animal encounters and two night safari walks through the Zoo.

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Sydney

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Wild Australia Experience

Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch

Taronga’s Wild Australia Experience tour is an exclusive behind the scenes premium tour and lets you spend up to two hours with a professional keeper. It is an exclusive journey of Australian Discovery and is perfect for visitors who are interested in Australian animals and their environment. The Zoo Keepers who care for the Australian animals everyday lead this tour so they have a intimate and detailed knowledge on all the animals on these small personalized tours. This tour will give you an in-depth look at our unique Australian fauna and how we care for them at Taronga Zoo. Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and much more! Departs: Daily at 10.15am and 2pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Guided tour, Koala Encounter behind the scenes tour, interaction with native animals, morning or afternoon tea and a take home souvenir.

Enjoy Sydney’s exclusive cruise and progressive harbor dining experience. Savor the best of what Sydney has to offer onboard a luxury cruiser. Cruise past the famous icons to some of the best Harbourside restaurants. Your main course is served at the five star Public Dining Room at Sydney’s stunning Balmoral Beach and enjoy dessert back onboard. This is an unforgettable Sydney Harbour experience. Departs: Campbells Cove or King Street Wharf daily from 11am. Duration: 4.5 hours: Includes: Small group cruising, two-course lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Aussie Gold Tour Taronga Zoo is a non-for-profit conservation society situated amongst lush bushland with harbour views. It is a short 12-minute ferry ride from the city and is Sydney’s premium location to discover wildlife from Australia and beyond. With a variety of free keeper shows, talks and the Sky Safari cable car providing panoramic views of Sydney harbour. Thrill-seekers can challenge themselves on Taronga’s exciting treetop adventure course, Wild Ropes. With four challenging courses for over eight year olds and a children’s course for those over three, there is something for everyone. Those looking for a more unique experience can book one of our tours offering intimate behind-the-scenes experiences and a chance to get up close and personal with some of our unique Australian animals. Accommodation options offer you two unique opportunities to stay overnight within the Zoo. The Wildlife Retreat at Taronga Zoo offers luxury hotel accommodation with included experiences giving you the opportunity to experience Taronga Zoo as a true VIP. If you are looking for a more adventurous experience the Roar and Snore program offers you the chance to stay overnight in safari tents with iconic views and getting up close to some of our more exotic animals. With so much to offer it’s no wonder Taronga Zoo is Sydney’s favorite wildlife experience. PRICE GUIDE: $ - $$$

An excellent introduction to Australia’s wildlife that brings you close to the animals in a small group led by an expert guide. This tour visits the large collection of Australian fauna that calls Taronga Zoo home. There’ll be plenty of photographic opportunities with a range of Australian native animals. Departs: Daily at 9.45am and 1.15pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Guided Tour, interaction with Australian native animals, and behind the scenes access.

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Sydney

Cruise Like A Local

Hike the Blue Mountains

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: Commissioners Steps, Circular Quay daily (Oct-Mar), Tue, Thu, Fri and Sun (Apr-Sept) at 12.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Lunch, beverages and on-board activities.

The Blue Mountains experience is a journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. Get up close and personal with a koala or hand feed kangaroos, wallabies and emus. Travel through picturesque villages, see spectacular views and waterfalls and hear about the unique Australian forest species. Departs: Daily from 7am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Morning tea, self-guided two-hour hike and picnic lunch pack.

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PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sydney Highlights Tour

Private Sydney City Walking Tour

Illi-Langi – The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth on a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and journey into Dreamtime, the culture of Aboriginal people. Uncovering the authentic history of Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage within Sydney Harbour, including land and water use and spiritual connection to the adjoining waterways and foreshores. Aboriginal guides will demonstrate how this place we now know as Sydney continues to weave Dreamtime text into its modern environment. This is much more than a tour - discover how we all belong to Australia. Departs: Daily at 10.30am. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Guided walk, tour commentary, participation in a welcome ceremony, and ‘hands-on’ experiences with Aboriginal resources. This tour is run by Dreamtime Southern X – a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business. PRICE GUIDE: $

This guided tour will do a loop of Sydney, taking in the absolute, must-see areas of the city. There’s no better way to get your bearings and a quick feel for the city than the Sydney Highlights Tour. Departs: Harrington Street, the Rocks Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun at 2.15pm (AprSept) and 3.15pm (Oct-Mar). Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Bicycle, helmet, bike bags, secure storage and photos.

Enjoy Sydney by foot and see all the icons including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the art galleries of Sydney and many more of Sydney’s amazing historical sites. Departs: Daily (suggested departure time is 10am). Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel meet and greet by your guide, all fares on local transport including bus, trains and ferries and bottled water.

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Panoramic Sydney Sightseeing Tour

Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour

BridgeClimb Sydney

See Sydney at its best - take the Climb of Your Life with BridgeClimb Sydney. With our Climb Leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in our specially designed outdoor gear and ascend. From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 440 feet above the Harbour, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney. An unforgettable personal, interactive Sydney half-day city sights experience. Visit the historic Rocks area, enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Explore the Eastern suburbs, spectacular coastline and world-famous Bondi Beach. Departs: Central Sydney Hotels daily at 7.30am or 1pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Travel in small group luxury vehicle, full commentary and bottled water.

Sydney Outback offers nature, Aboriginal and coastal tours on one of Sydney’s most picturesque and diverse landscapes, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Visit several ancient Aboriginal art sites, admire the views from West Head Lookout and enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise through the National Park waterways. Departs: Daily from 7.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea and a bush tucker lunch.

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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. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience. Departs: 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks daily every 10 minutes from 8.30am. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: BridgeClimb cap, certificate of achievement and group photo. PRICE GUIDE: $$


Sydney

Early Evening Dinner or Cocktail Sunset Cruise

Bondi Beach, Sydney Sights and Harbor Lunch Cruise

Blue Mountains High Country Eco Tour

Dine on Sydney Harbour and experience all the color of fall/spring sunsets, winter twilight or the endless days of summer on the 5pm Sunset Dinner Cruise, including beer, wine and soft drinks. Enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as you cruise the main harbour. Departs: Daily 5pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Mezze plate to share and a choice of mains and desserts and standard bar package. Cocktail cruises also available.

Capture the essence of Sydney on this afternoon coach tour of the city’s many famous attractions. Board the motorized yacht for a superb buffet lunch on the Harbour. View the waterside sights including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and Shark Island.

Head into the Royal Botanic Gardens, before traveling to Bondi Beach and have time for a stroll along the sand or afternoon tea. Departs: Daily at 12 noon. Duration: 6 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 experience a short walk through bushland to witness deep gorges and stunning waterfalls. Travel to Kings Tableland before enjoying lunch in the heart of the Blue Mountains at a local café. See the Three Sisters Rock formation before witnessing the lookouts of the Jamison and Grose Valleys. Return to Sydney over the ANZAC Bridge before arriving back in the city. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, experienced guide, travel in luxury vehicle, morning and lunch served with a complimentary beer, wine or soda.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bondi Local

The Essential Sydney Tour

Join your friendly local Bondi Surf Instructor and experience Australia’s most beautiful beach, the way the locals do! Enjoy a half day Bondi Beach group tour that includes hotel transfers, surf lifesaving club tour, a surf or bodyboard lesson and a beachside lunch with 5-star views across Bondi.

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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Captain Cook Hop On Hop Off Cruise - 2 Day Pass

This is the essential introduction to Sydney Harbour. Experience the harbor and destinations as you explore the city on rocket ferries that depart throughout the day, traveling between 10 famous stops. Disembark at any of the 10 stops including Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Shark Island and Manly. Departs: Daily. Duration: Flexible over 2 days. Includes: Commentary on selected routes and up to 10 stops. Combines easily with attraction entry (surcharge applies).

After lunch, board an air-conditioned coach and travel through the historic Rocks district, where the British colony was established in the 1780s. Enjoy views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, before passing by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Hyde Park and St Mary’s Cathedral.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise

Enjoy Captains Dinner Cruise aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2. Offering million dollar views, viewing decks, dining rooms and a quality à la carte dining, a comprehensive wine list, all set to the spectacular backdrop of Sydney by night. Departs: Circular Quay Wharf No. 6 daily at 7pm (excluding Dec 25 and Dec 31 and special events). Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours. Includes: Three-course contemporary Australian menu, great music and dancing. PRICE GUIDE: $

There are awesome sightseeing and photo opportunities and all equipment is included. Tours depart daily and will pick you up from your city accommodation at 10am and drop you home around 2pm. You’re never a tourist when you’re cruising Bondi with Let’s go Surfing! Departs: Daily at 10am (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, touring, lunch, surf lesson and all equipment. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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 with a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink. PRICE GUIDE: $ 13


Sydney

Opera on Sydney Harbour

The Sydney Opera House Tour

West Side Story takes the iconic stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Arrive at 5pm as the sun sets over the city skyline and take in the view with a glass of bubbles. Meet for dinner at one of the pop-up bars and restaurants, then sit back and enjoy the performance. Departs: Seasonal performances. Duration: Varies. Includes: Performance ticket. Ask about opera performances at the iconic Sydney Opera House during the rest of the year.

Discover what makes the Opera House so inspiring. Learn insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theaters and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year. Explore and learn about how Jørn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds, and capture photographs. Departs: Daily 9am-5pm. Duration: 1 hour.

PRICE GUIDE: $ -$$

PRICE GUIDE: $

The Backstage Tour

The Tour & Tasting Plate

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.

Go on an incredible journey, starting the day with a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed building. See inside theaters and glassed harbor foyers which are otherwise off limits. After the tour indulge in a tasting plate for two served at Opera Kitchen, which is presented in two boxes and includes a selection of delicious hot and cold food. Departs: Daily. Duration: Approx 2 hours. Includes: Shared tasting plate and tour.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Tour & Dinner Gold & Silver Packages

Tour and Dine Opera Bar

The Silver Package: A guided VIP evening tour, two-course pretheater menu with paired wines at Portside restaurant. The Gold Package: A guided VIP evening tour, indulging in a two-course pretheater menu with paired wines at Bennelong restaurant, headed by one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Peter Gilmore. Departs: Daily at 4pm. Duration: Approx 4 hours. Includes: Meet and greet at Stage Door, guided tour and dinner. Ask us about adding on a performance.

After partaking in a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed building, indulge like a local Sydney-sider with a choice of Australian inspired mains at Opera Bar with some of the best harbor views in Sydney, offering alfresco and indoor seating. Departs: Daily from 9am with dining available from 11.30am. Duration: Approx 2 hours. Includes: Main meal and tour.

PRICE GUIDE: $-$$$

PRICE GUIDE: $

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

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Sydney

Breakfast with the Koalas

Sydney Attractions Combination Pass

SELF DRIVE Vineyards & Views - 4 days

A world first experience! WILD LIFE Sydney offers the unique opportunity to meet iconic Australian koalas on the rooftop areas, surrounded by gum trees and banksia, while enjoying breakfast in the bush garden setting. Departs: Daily at 7.15am. Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes. Includes: Breakfast, admission, guided tour of WILD LIFE Sydney, informative koala talk and complimentary photo.

Hunter Valley. Destination NSW

Day 1: Sydney - Hunter Valley Collect your rental vehicle and travel north from Sydney over the Harbour Bridge and onto the Pacific Highway. Detour through Newcastle, Australia’s sixth largest city, and enjoy a scenic walk along the foreshore. From there, continue via Maitland to the Hunter Valley. With abundant wineries, take the opportunity to taste and purchase some of Australia’s finest wines and gourmet delights.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Big Bus Sydney Hop-on Hop-off

Day 2: The Hunter Valley - Blue Mountains

Experience all of the excitement of Australia’s famous harbor city with Big Bus, open-top, double-decker sightseeing tours; Sydney’s only hop-on/hop-off tourist bus service. See all of the iconic attractions with 33 stops along the Sydney and Bondi Beach routes. Both tours are included in the one or two day tickets. Departs: Daily at 8.30am (Sydney tour) and 9.30am (Bondi Beach tour). Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Earphones and WiFi. PRICE GUIDE: $

Bondi Icebergs. Destination NSW

Leave the Hunter Valley and skirt around the Wollemi National Park to reach the town of Kurrajong Heights. Travel to Bilpin and the township of Bell, then continue to Mount Victoria past Blackheath and arrive at Katoomba, the main town in the Blue Mountains. Visit the picturesque town of Leura and dine in one of the many fine restaurants. Step into the world of Merlin Entertainments by purchasing a Combination Pass and gain entry into Sydney’s must see attractions, including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, and Sydney Tower Eye. At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, embark on a journey into the underwater world of Australia’s marine life, including our brand new, interactive Great Barrier Reef exhibit featuring beautiful jellyfish, sharks, tropical fish, and turtles. Experience our Penguin Expedition, where where you can hop on a boat and ride through our King and Gentoo penguins exihibit. Inside WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, visit Australia’s iconic animals, right in the heart of the city. Walk through Australian habitats and view our koalas, kangaroos, platypuses and mammoth saltwater crocodile up close. At Madame Tussauds Sydney, join the superheros of the Justice League and help them save the world! Wield the power of Wonder Woman’s wrist gauntlets, help Superman lift a REAL helicopter and summon Batman with the Bat Signal and power up The Flash into battle! Try the new interactive Catwalk experience and have fun in the new Party Zone. Experience Sydney from a whole new perspective, when you visit the tallest building in Sydney. Departs: Attractions open daily from 10am–5pm (WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo). 10am–6pm (SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds). 9am-9pm (Sydney Tower Eye). Duration: Varies by attraction. Includes: General admission. PRICE GUIDE: $

Day 3: Blue Mountains Explore the stunning Blue Mountains. See waterfalls, gorges and magnificent cliffs, and visit Echo Point for a picture of the famous Three Sisters rock formation. Alternatively, take the scenic railway or skyway for a closer look. Day 4: The Blue Mountains – Sydney Depart the Blue Mountains and head east towards Sydney on the Western Highway. Pass through Springwood, Blaxland and Glenbrook, before linking to the Western Motorway to Sydney where you will return your rental vehicle.

Includes: Three nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, four

days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees.

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Beyond Sydney

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Spicers Sangoma Retreat LUXE

LUXE

Welcome to

Beyond Sydney Sydney’s backyard includes the mystical Blue Mountains and the rolling hills of the Hunter Valley wine country. Head north to endless beaches and resorts in Byron Bay or fly to the spectacular island of Lord Howe, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage paradise.

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury conservationbased resort, located 2.5 hours drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Set on a 7,000-acre carbon-neutral wildlife reserve, the resort combines absolute luxury with a quintessentially Australian bush experience. Occupying just 1% of the total land area, the resort offers a unique blend of seclusion, native wildlife, dramatic natural beauty and heritage combined with outstanding food and wine. Featuring 40 elegantly appointed villas, each with its own shimmering 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 offers a range of nature based activities including wildlife safaris, nature walks, mountain biking, horse riding and conservation work.

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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 highlighting locally sourced produce from farmers and producers within the community. Featuring an infinity pool with panoramic views of the valley, open plan lounge, walking trail, and also a massage tent, Sangoma is an ideal setting for a luxurious Australian escape.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, select wines and beers with meals, non-alcoholic beverages and two on-site nature based activities per day.

Private half-day and full-day 4WD tours available at an additional cost.

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Includes: Breakfast, lunch and 4-course dinner daily.


Beyond Sydney

Hunter Valley Resort

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island LUXE

Located just two hours drive north of Sydney, and one hour from Port Stephens beaches, the resort features a brewery, winery, wine school, horse riding, segway experiences, cheese tasting factory, candymaking classes, Hunter Wine Theatre, cooking school, massage center, plus a range of four-star rooms and cottages. Ask about the daily train journey options or coach transfers from Sydney. The region offers golf courses, the Hunter Valley Gardens, hot air balloon rides, a chocolate factory, over 140 wineries and many other attractions. Includes: Vineyard inspection, wine tasting, entry to the Wine Theatre and a discount voucher for on-site activities. STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

Elements of Byron Resort & Spa

Set within a stunning 45 acre rainforest the Byron at Byron strikes the perfect balance between relaxed luxury and unforgettable service in one of Australia’s most iconic beachside locations. Featuring 91 suites, a multi-award-winning day spa, and a restaurant overlooking the stunning rainforest the Byron at Byron is a perfect weekend escape or base for a longer stay to explore this amazing part of Australia.

Byron Bay’s only absolute beachfront resort, 193 private villas dotted throughout the resorts 50 acres overlooking ocean, forest, lake or pond. An architectural masterpiece, the central pavilion is shaped to reflect the sand dunes along the resort’s 1.2 miles of beach frontage. The pavilion is a tribute to landscape and is home to the restaurant and bar with views across the communal sunken fire pit, lagoon pool and beyond to the sand dunes.

Visit one of the many nearby world-renowned beaches. Just relax on the beach or take part in one of the many activities that Byron is so well known for, such as surfing, kayaking with dolphins or whale watching. Relax your body and mind with daily complimentary yoga classes. Immerse yourself in the outdoors with endless walks through the rainforest, or take a guided walk with the Ranger and learn about the Rainforests history and unique eco system.

Other resort features include an adults exclusive pool, a spa, poolside cafés, beach lounge, rainforest walks, gym, tennis court and horse stables.

Unwind poolside with signature cocktails and pool service in the infinity pool.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Breakfast daily, WiFi and morning beach-front yoga (weather permitting).

Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island’s premium, luxury retreat. Combining contemporary design with glorious natural surroundings, Capella’s relaxed aesthetic lets the true stars shine: views of the ocean and Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the Australian beach house, Capella’s nine suites welcome the outside in and feature custom furnishings, island-themed artworks and private decks to create a sense of barefoot luxury. Fine dining is a highlight and menus champion a bounty of local seafood and fresh regional produce. The World Heritage-listed site is a paradise of rainforests and beaches and recreations span mountain walks and exploration of the world’s southernmost coral reef. Back at the lodge, the Capella Spa overlooking a forest of Lord Howe’s kentia palms invites relaxation. Refreshingly off-grid, Capella Lodge offers the ultimate island castaway experience. 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, select in-suite bar and island airport transfers.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

Experience pure beachfront luxury set amongst swaying coconut palms and endless turquoise waters at Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore. A tropical hideaway located 25 minutes from Cairns, spend long sunny days swimming in the sea, relaxing on the pure white sand beaches, unwinding with a spa treatment or indulging with a romantic beach front dinner at NuNu’s. With unforgettable activities for people of all ages, few experiences can match the awe-inspiring rainforest and reef adventures in Australia’s Garden of Eden.

The only private beach resort and spa of its kind in the region, Kewarra Beach is a boutique resort just five minutes from Palm Cove. Environmentally sensitive with exceptional attention to service, this secluded hideaway is set on 30 acres of lush landscaped rainforest gardens, with two tropical pools (one of which is heated) and located on its own beach. Superb cuisine can be found at the award-winning Paperbark Restaurant and there is seasonal dining on the beach at The Shack. The Resort is also home to the Desert Fig Beauty & Spa offering a wide range of luxurious treatments. Detached secluded suites and bungalows are nestled in an oasis of coastal lagoons and endemic rainforest. This is a rich habitat, home to an abundance of native wildlife. All tours in the region pick up and drop off at the Resort.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

The Reef House – MGallery by Sofitel

Located in the heart of the city, the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino overlooks Trinity Bay, the departure point to the Great Barrier Reef. The 127 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.

Beachfront boutique accommodation awaits in Palm Cove with luxury resort facilities in a secluded small hotel environment, with sun-drenched terraces, two swimming pools, two spa pools, and an honesty bar. Accommodation provides privacy with the luxury of tropical verandas with ocean, pool or garden views. Complimentary facilities and services include WiFi, a movie channel, bicycles, fishing rods, library, sunset punch and canapés served in the Brigadiers Lounge nightly, afternoon tropical sorbet served poolside and concierge service. Reef House Restaurant offers ocean views and Al Fresco dining with seasonal local menu. You can relax and rejuvenate at the Seaside Escape Day Spa offering exclusive Phytomer Marine treatments. The Reef House offers a boutique style of ‘our house’ offering a warm, personalized service for all guests.

Welcome to

Cairns & Northern Beaches Cairns is gateway to the World Heritagelisted Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, making it the ideal base for exploring the area. The city center is bustling with restaurants, cafés and world-class shopping. For a slower pace, take a short drive to the Northern Beaches where you will be greeted with white-sand beaches and a village-like atmosphere.

Includes: Breakfast daily, complimentary WiFi and domestic phone calls, a drink per person in Bar36 each night, self-car parking, select mini-bar items and Nespresso Coffee machine. Tourism & Events QLD

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DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$


Cairns & Northern Beaches

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Cairns’ newest five-star resort, Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, promises a fresh approach to hospitality. With a personality of its own, Riley is a sophisticated character with a playful outlook on life. Guests can expect understated elegance, contemporary design and a splash of fun.

There are signature spaces to mingle, relax, work and play. Add to this a lagoon swimming pool spanning over 10,763 square feet with a private man-made beach, a day spa and a 24-hour fitness center and you’re on your way to a truly great stay.

Residing in a prime location at the northern end of the iconic Cairns waterfront boardwalk, Riley features 311 stylish rooms, including family options and suites, most with spacious balconies. Suites and rooms have a mix of urban, resort and sea views.

When it comes to restaurants and bars, Riley thinks differently. You’ll find engaging, social, vibrant spaces and a passion for innovation – all day, every day. Pop in to Greenfield’s for a freshly made cold pressed juice or head to the theatrical Paper Crane for wok fried seafood or the perfect steak.

Riley loves technology and all public and in-room areas are equipped with fast and free WiFi. Each room features its own Apple iPad, which can be used for seamless streaming to the HD Smart TV. Alternatively, guests can also stream to the TV using their own device.

For sweeping views and an atmosphere not to be missed, head to Rocco. Perfect for balmy nights, Rocco is perched 138 feet above sea level and offers share style food inspired by the Mediterranean along with a stellar Champagne menu, second to none. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$ 19


Cairns & Northern Beaches

Vision Apartments Cairns

The Pacific Hotel Cairns

The Reef Retreat

Perfectly positioned on the Esplanade in the heart of Cairns, Vision Apartments overlook Trinity Inlet and the Coral Sea. The resort features two swimming pools, gymnasium and a steam room.

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 higher rooms offer 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. The hotel offers limited on-site parking (fee applies) and complimentary WiFi.

An intimate resort with unique character set within rainforest gardens, positioned just behind palm fringed Palm Cove Beach. The 36 spacious studios, suites and apartments come complete with kitchenettes and living areas opening to balconies which are perfect for outdoor dining. The Reef Retreat has a tranquil heated pool and spa and 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.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Paradise on the Beach

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

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 complimentary WiFi in the lobby area. The hotel is a short walk to the Esplanade, center of Cairns and the Reef Casino.

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 décor that creates an ambience of casual tropical living. Enjoy the best of Palm Cove just yards from the front door, with boutique shops, day spas, cafés 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.

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments is centrally located just a short stroll from Cairns Esplanade. A boutique hotel with friendly service, offering a variety of guest rooms including standard, family, studio, one, 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, guest laundry and complimentary parking and WiFi.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

Offering spacious two and three-bedroom fully self-contained apartments and a penthouse, Vision is perfectly located within a few minutes’ walk along the boardwalk to Cairns attractions, shops and restaurants. Each spacious fully air-conditioned apartment has open plan living with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors to a large private balcony/patio offering alfresco dining with views of the Mountain Ranges, Coral Sea or Cairns Esplanade.

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Port Douglas

Villa San Michele

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Welcome to

Port Douglas Favored by A-list celebrities, Port Douglas is an intimate and relaxed town where food, wine, arts and culture are prominent. Located an hour north of Cairns, this picturesque seaside village is set alongside spectacular Four Mile Beach and offers easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

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 heated, saltwater swimming pools, spa and poolside barbecue. Additional facilities include complimentary 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.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

Award-winning Peninsula Boutique Hotel is ideally positioned overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea. A tranquil adult only 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 a licensed restaurant and bar, daily room servicing, free laundry facilities and complimentary beach sun lounge hire. Includes: Breakfast daily, under cover parking and complimentary WiFi and bicycle.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Port Douglas

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family owned beachfront eco retreat in Tropical North Queensland between Cairns and Port Douglas. Spacious eco-designed 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 – with regional day tours picking up and dropping off direct from reception. Magical moments are created at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. A feeling of unspoiled wilderness sets the ambience; yet it is only 15 minutes into the center of Port Douglas. A special combination of beauty, wilderness and seclusion awaits you. Includes: Daily scheduled guided tours, star gazing, weekly evening presentations and buggy transfers around the property. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$ 21


Port Douglas

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments are located in secluded tropical gardens and opposite legendary Four Mile Beach. Offering a blend of contemporary design and casual charm, these airconditioned one, two, and three-bedroom 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.

Sailaway Afternoon Sunset Low Isles

Sailaway has successfully set the highest level of nature experiences on the Great Barrier Reef. Eco Tourism is an opportunity to increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment and there is no better place to experience this than from Port Douglas. Sailaway offers an authentic, luxury sailing and snorkeling experience to Low Isles, a coral island on the Great Barrier Reef. This small-group, adults only experience ensures personal service that combines a reef experience with a sunset sail. Departs: Port Douglas daily at 1pm. Duration: 5.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, light lunch, afternoon tea, canapĂŠs, use of snorkeling equipment and glass bottom boat viewing with reef interpretation.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Coconut Grove Port Douglas

Sailaway Sunset Sail

A heavenly retreat awaits in the heart of Port Douglas at Coconut Grove. These five-star self-contained apartments are perfect for guests seeking a contemporary experience that is second to none. The Penthouse and Terrace Apartments boast their own private plunge pool and spa for the ultimate in indulgence. The modern, chic finish of these apartments combined with the unrivalled facilities and services will leave no guests unfulfilled. The property is just minutes away from Four Mile Beach and the best dining experiences in Port Douglas.

Enjoy the thrill of pure sailing! Watch the sunset from the deck of a luxury catamaran on a relaxing 90-minute evening sailing cruise from Port Douglas. As you soak in the tropical scenery, enjoy a complimentary drink and a selection of hot and cold appetizers served up by the friendly crew. Your captain steers your vessel to prime viewpoints for watching the sunset and the Coral Sea, the Low Isles and the gorgeous coastline around Port Douglas. Departs: Port Douglas daily at 5pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Welcome drink on arrival and a selection of hot and cold canapĂŠs.

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Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Daintree Walkabout

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: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat from 7am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, professional driver/guide and Daintree River cruise. PRICE GUIDE: $

Calm Water Dinner Cruise

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

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 home-made damper and a taste of what you caught. Dine on a delicious lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre, before being greeted by a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginals with special cultural knowledge to welcome you to their land. Wander into the lush rainforest and experience the wonders of the World Heritage-listed site and rich Indigenous Heritage. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool clear water of the Gorge. Departs: Cairns and Port Douglas Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri from 7.30 am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Set sail on the luxury catamaran Spirit of Cairns for a calm water cruise and evening of fabulous dining. Wander the alfresco decks with your complimentary welcome drink, taking in the waterfront views and lights of Cairns, before feasting on a three-course buffet dinner with seafood. Departs: Cairns Marlin Jetty nightly at 6.30pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Complimentary beverage on arrival, buffet dinner and live entertainment.

Outer Reef Dive and Snorkel Make your visit to Kuranda a memorable one from start to finish. The Kuranda Boarding Pass allows your driver to check you 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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Great Barrier Reef in Style

AquaQuest is the newest and only luxury snorkel and dive vessel from Port Douglas. With limited guests and modern facilities, AquaQuest provides an intimate engagement with the reef. Whether a regular or a beginner snorkeler or diver, enjoy discovering two pristine Reef locations. Departs: Port Douglas daily at 8am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and use of dive/snorkel equipment. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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 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, dive guides, guided snorkel tour, hot showers, and marine park entry fees. PRICE GUIDE: $

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, visit either the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration: 10-11 hours depending on option selected. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $ 23


Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Breakfast with the Koalas

Tjapukai, Skyrail & Scenic Railway

Daintree Wanderer Small Group Eco Tour

Enjoy an Aussie breakfast overlooking Hartley’s Lagoon in the company of a koala and its keeper. After, 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.

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. Departs: Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

This small group tour travels deep into the Daintree National Park. Commence the morning aboard a personalized boat along the smooth waters of the Daintree River. Visit the scenic lookout at Alexandra Range, passing through rainforest to Jindalba and the magical Thornton Beach ‘where the rainforest meets the sea’.

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Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Jungle Surfing

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, Mon-Fri from 6.45am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, experienced guide, morning tea and lunch with a complimentary beer/wine or soft drink. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Zootastic 5 at Hartley’s includes five great up-close animal encounters. Personally guided, your experience includes feeding and holding a koala for a photo plus cassowary feeding, holding a python or a lizard, feeding an Australian native parrot, meet and pat a wombat and feed kangaroos and wallabies. Departs: Cairns daily at 9.30am and 1.30pm. Duration: 1 hour. Includes: Hotel transfers and park activities. Max 6 pax, min age 10.

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 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: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge

Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

3-7 days

Dreamtime Gorge Walk 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 3000 foot walls of the Coral Sea reefs.

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.

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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Equipped with all the modern comforts, the 125 foot 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: Cairns Mon at 12 noon (3-7 day options) and Thu at 8.30am (4 day option). Duration: 3-7 days/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 options. Price per person twin share, from: 1,730

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Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom – Personal Great Barrier Reef Tour

Visit two unique reef sites – the turquoise shallow waters around Upolu Cay and ‘Wonder Wall’ on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Six unrushed hours to snorkel, experience complimentary Adventure Drift snorkel, Glass bottom boat tours and optional diving. Departs: Cairns and Northern Beaches daily at 8am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning and afternoon tea, smorgasbord lunch, wetsuit, all snorkel gear and tuition.

Experience and taste some of the best unique food and wine that the Atherton Tablelands has to offer. Travel through a variety of contrasting landscapes, from lush rainforest to stunning ochre savannah plains. The rich volcanic soil allows farmers to grow crops from bananas, coffee, sugar cane, avocados, mangoes, macadamia nuts, citrus and more which you will learn about as we taste our way around the regions ‘Food Bowl’ and meet the local characters. Sit back and relax, take in the spectacular views as we take you on a fascinating and tasty journey through Far North Queensland. Departs: Cairns and Northern Beaches Tue-Sat from 7am and from Port Douglas from 8.15am. Duration: 9-10 hours. Includes: Breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, park entry fees and all tastings and drinks.

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Liveaboard Diving

3 days 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 wonderful coral formations, myriad of colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. You will cruise aboard a high speed wave-piercing catamaran in airconditioned comfort. From the spacious activity platform, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this spectacular reef.

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 experiences 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 multimillion dollar dive boat in air-conditioned comfort with a maximum of 32 passengers. Diving with 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 per person twin share, from: 630

Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you enjoy and experience 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 scuba diving, Oceanwalker helmet diving, guided snorkel tours with a marine biologist and scenic helicopter flights. Quicksilver is Advanced Ecotourism Accredited. Departs: Cairns & Northern Beaches from 8am, Port Douglas at 10am daily. Duration: Up to 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch, marine biologist reef presentation, snorkel equipment, fish and coral viewing, semi-submersible coral viewing tour, fish feeding presentation, access to the underwater observatory.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Coral Expeditions – Great Barrier Reef “Where the rainforest meets the reef.”

Over thirty years ago, the founders of Coral Expeditions launched their expedition cruises on the Great Barrier Reef. With a belief in the concept of eco-cruising, and a commitment to providing a first class adventure, they have refined our expedition to highlight the most remarkable places in this World Heritage-listed area. Sailing from their home-port of Cairns, the small-ship cruise takes you to exclusive moorings, deserted coral cays, and rainforest trails. With the assistance of Marine Biologists and trip leaders, you will gain a new appreciation of this unique ecosystem, where the rainforest meets the reef. The bespoke expedition vessel Coral Expeditions II takes a maximum of 42 guests in relaxed comfort on yearround 3, 4 or 7 night expeditions. The Reef: A Natural Wonder The Great Barrier Reef is acknowledged as one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Over 2,900 individual reef systems and 900 islands stretch over 1,429 miles to create the largest living thing on earth that is visible from space. Covering more than 95,676 square miles, the reef structure is created by billions of tiny organisms, called coral polyps. It supports a wide variety of life, including rainbows of reef fish, gardens of Alcyonacea, and Giant Clams. Venturing beyond the reach of day trips, the expeditions travel north to secluded Lizard Island, and exclusive outer reef mooring sites at the Ribbon Reefs and Escape Reef. Snorkeling, diving, and glass bottom boat tours allow you to experience the colors and vibrant life of the reef in all its magnificence. Rainforested Islands The North Queensland coastline is scattered with islands, large and small, that provide the perfect complement to the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Many of the islands were part of the mainland thousands of years ago and are covered with the lush rainforest of the Wet Tropics. This is some of the most diverse rainforest in the world. Mangrove forests, fringing reefs, and wide sandy beaches are a stunning backdrop as you get to know the stories and wildlife of this incredible region. 26

Includes Expedition Highlights: • Sunset drinks and canapés on secluded beaches. • Hike-up Cook’s Look on Lizard Island and take in a bird’s-eye view over the northern reef. • Snorkeling and diving over the coral gardens of the remote outer Ribbon Reefs. • Visit stunning Fitzroy Island and the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

Use of the Glass Bottom Boat and Zodiac tender vessels Daily lectures and briefings Snorkeling and introductory scuba session All meals, chef-prepared on board 24 hour coffee and selection of teas Post cruise transfer to Cairns city locations or Cairns Airport All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports* The three night cruise departs Cairns every Friday

• Enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour through mangroves and the four night cruise departs Monday. The seven night cruise is a combination of both, departing of the Hinchinbrook Channel. • Experience the rainforest ecosystem with a guided walk on Dunk Island (subject to change). • Learn about the history, culture and wildlife of the region. • Get a close up view of marine wildlife with our resident Marine Biologist.

Friday or Monday.

*Please be advised a Government Environmental Management charge of AU$19.50 per person will need to be paid by all passengers on our Great Barrier Reef cruise.

FROM $1,574 per person based on double occupancy


Beyond Cairns

Crystalbrook Lodge

Welcome to

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Silky Oaks Lodge

Beyond Cairns The “tropical north” boasts a jigsaw of rainforests, mangrove swamps, river gorges and seaside towns and villages. Explore the ancient rainforests, discover the farm-rich Atherton Tablelands or travel further inland to discover the delights of the ‘bush’.

Crystalbrook Lodge, a prestigious member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, is an unrivalled luxury Australian outback oasis – a destination where guests can explore, indulge and relax amongst a setting that is unlike any other. Crystalbrook Lodge delivers adventure and escape in rugged and breathtaking red-dirt outback Queensland. Perched on the spectacular freshwater Crystalbrook Lake, the Lodge offers an exclusive, fully hosted experience for a maximum of 10 guests in five beautifully appointed rooms. Includes: All meals, beverages and on-site activities such as barramundi fishing, bird watching, wildlife spotting, kayaking, paddle boarding, bush walking or mountain biking the lakeside trails and sundown lake cruise. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Experience the ancient wonders of the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge. The lodge is an oasis of elegance and beauty sitting on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park and on the banks of the Mossman River. Only one-hour from Cairns and 20 minutes from Port Douglas.

Rose Gums is a multi-award winning retreat perched on 230 acres of tropical rainforest bordering the World Heritage-listed Wooroonooran National Park. Abundant wildlife includes over 160 bird species, including the endangered cassowary, platypus and kangaroos. The unique self-contained treehouses and villas are secluded in the rainforest, with private balconies, splendid views, and fireplaces. This cool tropical mountain retreat offers five miles of rainforest trails and genuine country hospitality. Chef-prepared meals are available with 24 hours notice for dining in your own house. The retreat is close to many natural attractions including volcanic crater lakes, and waterfalls.

Accommodations include tree-houses and suites, all outfitted with local timber to convey a warm and welcoming feel as well as private balconies. Floor to ceiling windows offer incredible views of the gardens and rainforest that surround the property. Dine in style at the beautiful Treehouse Restaurant, sitting high in the rainforest canopy and over looking the sparkling Mossman River. Indulge in the best of North Queensland and native produce. Activities are abundant. Relax and unwind with a luxurious treatment at the Healing Waters Spa, explore the adjacent Daintree Rainforest or wonder in the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Includes: Gourmet breakfast daily, scheduled return shuttle to Port Douglas, lodge activities and complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms.

Includes: Complimentary breakfast hamper for the first morning and complimentary wildlife viewing every morning. Daintree River. Tourism & Events QLD

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Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Welcome to

Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Offering picture perfect views, sunkissed white sand beaches and clear blue skies, the islands of the Great Barrier Reef are the perfect place to unwind and explore. Choose to snorkel the reef, walk through rainforests or sail around hidden bays. Each island offers a unique experience from family friendly resorts to luxurious romantic escapes.

Lizard Island, Australia’s northernmost island resort on the Great Barrier Reef, is truly secluded from the rest of the world and is located a one hour scenic air transfer over the reef from Cairns. With 24 pristine powdery-white private beaches, snorkeling straight off the beach where clam gardens, coral and marine life are abundant and diving on the inner and outer reef to some of the world’s most famous dive sites are some of the many reasons why Lizard Island is simply like nowhere else. Includes: Gourmet meals, deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings, non–alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and Champagne, in-room mini-bar and the use of motorized dinghies, stand-up paddle boards, clearview kayaks and snorkel equipment.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, glass-bottom boat tours, use of snorkeling equipment and island activities. STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Daydream Island Resort

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Following an extensive $100 million redevelopment, Daydream Island Resort will offer 277 refurbished modern rooms and suites with the choice of interconnecting rooms for families and special access rooms. Experience the expanded food and beverage offering with three restaurants and five bars across the island.

By day, enjoy all the wonderful activities including snorkeling, swimming, semi-submersible rides and the underwater observatory. At 3pm, the vessel departs leaving you and fellow Reefsleep guests, with this majestic part of the earth all to yourselves. Enjoy the stunning sunset or perhaps take your dessert into the underwater observatory for a truly memorable dining experience. Climb into your swag and appreciate the amazing star gazing as you rest up for another fun filled day. You will have the place to yourself until 11am when all the day tour guests arrive. Then all the activities of the previous day are back on the itinerary, so dive right back in and explore. Departs: Daily from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island from 8am.

The Living Reef, a 656 foot lagoon, 13 feet deep with an underwater observatory flows through the resort with over 100 species of marine life. Guests can join the team of marine biologists who live on the island and feed baby stingrays and learn about local marine life.

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Turtle nesting season runs Oct-Feb, hatching season is Feb-Apr while whale sighting season is Jul-Oct.

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Enjoy the breathtaking new pool landscape allowing guests to swim and enjoy three separate pools with unparalleled views across the Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef.

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is situated at the Southern end of the Great Barrier Reef (off the tip of Fraser Island). The island is regarded as one of the best snorkeling and diving locations on The Great Barrier Reef and is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of spectacular marine life. With exceptionally clear water year round, visitors will discover the wonders of this marine National Park (Green Zone) and they might even encounter turtles, dolphins and resident manta rays.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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1.5 days

Includes: Breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, buffet lunches, à la carte dinner, most activities and swag accommodation. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


Great Barrier Reef

qualia, Hamilton Island

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on the island. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. The resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalized intuitive service. qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. Here, you can feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness center. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace. For a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Spa

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qualia is an all-encompassing, sensory experience with six deluxe treatment rooms, a relaxation area with steam room and outdoor tropical vichy shower, along with an open air yoga and meditation pavilion. For those with a more adventurous spirit, the Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to make some unexpected discoveries. Head off on a diving or snorkeling adventure, or marvel at the wondrous diversity of underwater life on a reef tour. There is also a wide variety of water sports to pursue. No sensory experience would be complete without the opportunity to sample the fresh and innovative cuisine. qualia’s two exclusive restaurants, Pebble Beach and the Long Pavilion, provide the ideal stage upon which the Executive Chef delivers exceptional culinary talents. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$ 29


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Great Barrier Reef

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Experience Australia’s most iconic private island resort reimagined. Welcome to a secluded paradise of serenity and breathtaking beauty. Surrounded by verdant cliffs, a crescent-shaped white beach and celestial-blue sea, the reimagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in a world of five-star luxury and island wonders beyond your imagination. From the moment you step off your seaplane, helicopter or luxury yacht, you’ll discover an idyllic destination of privacy and pampering. Where diving the Great Barrier Reef, discovering the astonishing beauty of your private island paradise, swimming in your private pool, sailing the Coral Sea, game fishing, indulging in culinary artistry and personalized spa treatments are just some of the many experiences waiting for you. The resort features 166 elegantly renovated guest rooms and suites across three spacious accommodation wings. The Hayman Wing overlooks a lush landscape and tropical lagoon, offering stylish 32

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elegance on the eastern side of the Resort, moments away from Hayman Beach and the Coral Sea. The Pool Wing features magnificent Pool Suites perched over the iconic Hayman Pool with either direct suite swim-out access into the pool or breathtaking Coral Sea views. The Beach Wing offers a collection of Beach Villas with private plunge pools, Retreat Rooms set in lush tropical gardens, and the ultimate beachfront sanctuary the Hayman Beach House offering three bedrooms each with their own private pool. Together with an impressive event and wedding venues, a collection of exciting new restaurants and bars, a recreation center, kids club, and an enriching spa experience, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will showcase the best of the InterContinental life from 2019. Whether you’re travelling as a family, couple, or for a special event, prepare to redefine the art of luxury travel in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


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Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island

Whitehaven Beach Hill Inlet & Lookout

With a spectacular beachfront location and impeccable service, the boutique Beach Club is an adults only oasis, offering the ultimate couples getaway. Set in landscaped tropical gardens, all 57 rooms face directly onto Catseye Beach, each with their own private courtyard or balcony. Exclusive guest facilities include a restaurant, lounge, bar and infinity-edge pool.

These famous island-style bungalows have always been popular with visitors, especially small families and couples. You’re at one with nature in a Palm Bungalow. In fact, being in a tropical garden, nature literally surrounds you. Romantic and affordable, the Palm Bungalows are bright, airy and beautifully appointed. They feature a king size bed and single divan, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, a spacious, crisp white bathroom with new fittings, basin and walk-in shower, and importantly a smart, expanded kitchenette complete with microwave, bar fridge, plus tea and coffee-making facilities. Perfect for occasional in-room entertaining and meals.

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 air-conditioned 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 with an easy one-hour hike, and plenty of time on Whitehaven Beach. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for turtles and seasonal whales. Departs: Daily from 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority fees, morning and afternoon tea and a gourmet burger cooked and served on the beach.

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Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Whitsunday & Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruise

Great Barrier Reef Adventures

See the best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this fullyguided, 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 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: Daily from 7am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Morning or afternoon tea.

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 eco-system with a diversity of marine life found only in 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 joy flights over Heart Reef. Departs: Daily from 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Morning and afternoon tea, lunch, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits.

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Includes: Breakfast daily.

The four-star Reef View Hotel features spacious, well-appointed rooms, offering the perfect getaway for couples, families or groups of friends. All rooms feature a private balcony overlooking either landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. Reef View Hotel’s Coral and Garden View rooms are modern and spacious with private balconies and Catseye Beach a short stroll away. The Reef Family Room has two interconnecting rooms, a Coral Sea View room and an adjoining junior room with two single beds. They’re perfectly catered for families travelling to Hamilton Island who wish to enjoy the benefits that the hotel provides with the extra space and privacy of an apartment. The hotel has its own swimming pool, lounge, restaurant, concierge and tour desk, complimentary guest access to the Hamilton Island Sports Club and use of non-motorized watersports. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Great Barrier Reef

Heron Island

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island

Heron Island is a true coral cay situated on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. 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 and is a world renowned diving location to nature’s wonderland. Includes: Breakfast, two-course à la carte or buffet dinner daily, use of snorkel, mask and flippers. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

Set amid a plush National Park and overlooking stunning Moreton Bay, Tangalooma Island Resort is the perfect island escape. Located only 75 minutes from Brisbane via catamaran, Tangalooma offers many land and water based tours and activities, making it an ideal destination for unique adventure and nature based experiences in a relaxed environment.

If you travel in search of five-star outdoor experiences, memories that last a lifetime, and the ultimate Australian adventure, you’ll find it all on Fraser Island! Kingfisher Bay Resort is an award-winning eco resort nestled on the western bay of Fraser Island, giving guests an immersive nature experience in comfort and style. The resort provides easy access to the island’s iconic sites, ranger-guided activities, and has a wide range of dining and accommodation options. The Fraser Island Adventure package offers you the perfect opportunity to explore and stay including return ferry transfers, daily buffet breakfast and a full-day 4WD Beauty Spots Island tour. Book a two-night whale watching package (Aug-Oct) and you will receive a bonus third night. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$ 34

The highlight of your visit will be the opportunity to closely interact with nature. Each evening, a pod of wild Bottlenose dolphins visit the resort allowing guests to 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 JunOct) and the Marine Discovery Cruise which searches the bay for its varied marine creatures and other wildlife. 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 eight 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 (once per person per stay) and many complimentary activities. STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Brisbane & South East Queensland

Spicers Balfour Hotel

NEXT Hotel ® Brisbane

Welcome to

Brisbane and South East Queensland Brisbane, the gateway to Southern Queensland, is a bustling cosmopolitan city full of character, combining art and outdoor adventure. Discover the Sunshine Coast with its’ vast beaches, thriving food scene and natural treasures, or explore the Gold Coast’s worldrenowned stretch of sand at Surfers Paradise.

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. Includes: Unlimited WiFi (no data download or device limits), four complimentary mini-bar items per day, complimentary local calls via the Samsung S7 Smart Phone which you can utilize outside of the hotel as a personal hotspot, complimentary movies, NEXT Lounge access, 24-hour gymnasium and valet parking.

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Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

Enjoy shaded courtyards, modern inner city suites, a gourmet restaurant, a rooftop bar and friendly, personal service with the feeling of relaxed luxury. Crafted by a leading design team, the luxuriously distinctive style of this chic hotel is both unique and welcoming. 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.

Gold Coast. Tourism & Events QLD

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.

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane sits in a grand Heritage-listed building on George Street, a stone’s throw from Queen Street Mall and Queen’s Wharf, and a 15-minute walk from the buzzing South Bank precinct. The central location of the hotel is ideal for exploring Brisbane’s permanent attractions, such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Gallery of Modern Art and the City Botanic Gardens. The hotel features 220 studios and apartments comprising one, two or three-bedrooms, as well as a gym, pool, and a beautiful restaurant in the ground floor lobby space, which celebrates the building’s Art Deco origins.

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Brisbane & South East Queensland

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Peak Lodge

LUXE

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.

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, Jacuzzi and riverside sundeck.

Includes: Breakfast daily, arrival lunch, pre-dinner canapés and cocktails, five-course degustation dinner including matching wine and beverages and select activities. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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habitatnoosa

Located just one hour from Brisbane, the retreat offers space to relax, space to listen, and embark on an adventure amongst the abundant wildlife. Set on a 12,000 acre working farm, this Australian Homestead from a bygone era combines the style and comfort of a luxury retreat with the warmest of country welcomes. A wide range of nature based activities give guests the opportunity to explore the countryside on foot, by mountain bike or by luxury 4WD. Make the most of the many on-site experiences including archery, hot air ballooning, mountain biking, visit the Australian Wildlife Research facility or simply relax by the pool or at Spa Anise day spa. Accommodation is spread across a selection of beautifully restored cottages featuring separate lounge areas, wrap around verandas with sweeping country views and open fireplaces. The on-site restaurant, Homage, is a new concept in dining. As the name suggests, it pays respect to the land, the local farmers and the produce itself. Created around the paddock to plate philosophy, the menu features the very best from the property and the region.

Located 25-minutes north of Noosa and just minutes from the beautiful everglades, habitatnoosa everglades ecocamp is Queensland’s most exciting eco-tourism product. The much-loved camp ground is set on 65 acres of natural bushland, and has recently undergone an extensive revitalization providing on-site cabins, powered and unpowered camp sites and glamping accommodation as well as refreshed facilities and services. The CootharaBAR restaurant and bar includes an artisan microbrewery, and serves meals featuring local, seasonal produce for lunch and dinner.

Includes: Gourmet à la carte breakfast daily, complimentary WiFi and parking.

Surrounded by kangaroos and other native wildlife, habitatnoosa is an ideal location to relax and explore the region.

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Brisbane & South East Queensland

Scenic Rim Trail

3 days

Australia Zoo, Home of the Crocodile Hunter

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 strike. Explore the world’s busiest Wildlife Hospital, where you can watch vets saving endangered Australian animals. Departs: Daily from 9am. Duration: At leisure to 5pm. Includes: Admission. PRICE GUIDE: $

Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Cruise

Fraser Island Discovery Tours

Drive to Fraser Island and travel along the spectacular Seventy Five Mile Beach to explore the natural beauty of this magnificent wilderness with a guided rainforest walk. Enjoy a refreshing Lake McKenzie swim and an authentic Aussie lunch tops off a perfect day of discovery on the World’s largest sand island. Return through the towering forests of Satinay and Brushbox and navigate your way down the ‘sandy highway’ enjoying an afternoon tea stop on remote beach stretches before returning to Noosa. Experience the excitement of the world’s best beach drive in one of our purpose built ‘Warrior’ 4WD vehicles which is specifically designed and engineered for day tours, ensuring a safe a comfortable 4WD excursion on Fraser Island. Departs: Noosa daily at 6.30am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, ferry crossing to Fraser Island, refreshments, lunch, National Park fees. Overnight extensions available. PRICE GUIDE: $

Experience the wonder and drama of Queensland’s High Country with a stunning two day, two night discovery of the Scenic Rim. This spectacular guided walk explores the rich history of Australia’s ancient Scenic Rim by day, with the acclaimed luxury and hospitality of Spicers Retreats by night. Based at the stunning Spicers Canopy, guests are guided through two days and nights of exploration and adventure in World Heritage-listed wilderness and private nature refuges. Featuring in-depth interpretation, including an Aboriginal cultural experience led by a local Ugarapul tribe member, the Scenic Rim Trail is so much more than just a walk. Spicers Canopy is a stunning glamping tent site only 1.5 hours from Brisbane, set deep within a 5,000-acre private nature refuge. With the mountain range as your backdrop and walking trails at your feet you will be in awe from the moment you arrive. As a guest of Spicers Retreats, you can expect exceptional Spicers service, food and beverages and accommodation , so all you need to do is relax and enjoy after a day’s exploration. The Scenic Rim Trail departs Fridays from March to November. Includes: Two nights at Spicers Canopy, all meals, beverages, select hiking gear and guide. Price per person twin share, from: 1,303

Enjoy an unforgettable day at Tangalooma Island Resort. Hand feed a wild dolphin and choose from either the Desert Safari Tour with sand toboganning, the Marine Discovery Cruise, or a whale watching cruise (Jun – Oct). Departs: Holt Street Wharf daily at 10am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Lunch voucher, return catamaran transfers from Brisbane and a range of free Resort activities.

Spirits of the Red Sand – Aboriginal Dinner Experience

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Brisbane By Bicycle Tour

Join a scenic and leisurely small-group tour around Brisbane. The tour visits the main inner-city areas with regular stops, taking in history and culture, stunning city views, and tranquil riverside suburbs. The tour stops for a morning tea break (food and drinks included) and concludes in the beautiful Southbank Parklands. Departs: Brisbane Mon-Sat at 9.30am. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Tour guide, bike, helmet, water and morning tea. PRICE GUIDE: $

Spirits of the Red Sand is Australia’s newest and most spectacular interactive Aboriginal live theater show and dinner experience. This unique ‘roving theater’ evening combines powerful story-telling, all aspects of Aboriginal culture, and for the audience, a sense of being immersed in the action. Journey from Dreamtime then be quickly transported to 1800s Australia as history comes alive all around you. Part historical re-enactment, part gritty docudrama, the story centers around the story of British settlers and Aboriginals meeting for the first time. As the chapters of this true moving story unfold before you, follow the storyteller and cast through diverse sets within a 19th Century Australian village. Departs: Daily from 5pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Round-trip transfers from select locations in Brisbane and Gold Coast; live theater show; three-course char-grilled buffet dinner, dessert, tea, coffee and WiFi. PRICE GUIDE: $ 37


Melbourne

Crown Towers Melbourne

Crown Metropol Melbourne

Renowned as one of the finest hotels in the world, Crown Towers offers an atmosphere of unmatched luxury and sophisticated elegance. The opulent surrounds and impeccable service combine to deliver an unforgettable experience.

An elegant oasis of space and calm, Crown Metropol Melbourne is a modern private getaway in one of the world’s most livable cities. This urban oasis combines stylish accommodation with contemporary luxury with specially commissioned works of art, bespoke fittings and designer furniture throughout. The unrivalled location connects you to the best of Melbourne’s shopping, sporting and cultural precincts. The hotel is only minutes away from the city center with Melbourne’s lively restaurants and hidden laneway bars in walking distance.

Welcome to

Melbourne, Victoria Voted repeatedly as one of the world’s most livable and cosmopolitan cities, Melbourne offers chic boutiques, trendy eateries and innovative culture. Uncover the city’s lanes, arcades and rooftop bars or discover the art scene at museums or theaters. Travel outside the city to visit the wineries in the Yarra Valley, the wildlife on Phillip Island, or the scenic Great Ocean Road.

Rising above the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, just 30 minutes from Melbourne International Airport, Crown Towers is only a short stroll from the city center. Melbourne’s famous arts, culture and sporting precincts are waiting to be explored. The sumptuous guest rooms and suites, some of the most spacious in Australia, provide every imaginable amenity, including spectacular views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Crown Towers six signature restaurants are among the most exclusive and refined in the world including Nobu, Koko, Silks and Rockpool Bar & Grill.

A stay at Crown Metropol Melbourne isn’t complete without a visit to the infinity pool. Located on level 27, the indoor 25-meter pool offers panoramic views of the city skyline. It is the perfect place to soak in the stunning view, with large day beds and lounges available. Indulge, relax and revitalize your spirit at Crown Metropol, the perfect city retreat.

For pure indulgence, Crown Spa is a tranquil retreat for the ultimate in private pampering.

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Melbourne

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

Mercure Hotel Welcome Melbourne

Blending the zest of the Vibe Hotel brand with the beautiful façade of a heritage building, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street. 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.

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne offers a sophisticated ambience 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.

The Mercure Welcome Melbourne is a great budget-friendly property situated in the heart of Melbourne’s 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. Guests staying at Mercure Hotel Welcome Melbourne 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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Crown Promenade Melbourne

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

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 located 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.

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.

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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Melbourne

Small Group Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour

Sunset at the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road is an experience you won’t soon forget. Escape the crowds with a mid-morning departure and be whisked away for the day on one of the top ten drives in the world. Arrive at the world famous Twelve Apostles for sunset over this extraordinary coastline. Departs: Daily at 9am-10am (Apr-Sep) and 11am (Oct-Mar). Duration: 14 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, park entry fees and guided touring in a small-group vehicle (max 24). PRICE GUIDE: $

Magnificent Melbourne – Morning City Tour

Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour

Phillip Island Full Day Tour with Ranger

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. Departs: Federation Square, Melbourne Mon– Sat at 10am or 2pm. 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 complimentary WiFi. Lunch option available (4 hours) as well as other foodie tours. PRICE GUIDE: $

Discover the secrets of Melbourne. See Captain Cook’s Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens, see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, view the Southbank waterfront precinct as well as some of the city’s architecture including St. Paul’s Cathedral. Departs: Daily at 8.15am. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Yarra Valley Wine Experience The famous Penguin Parade will lure you to Phillip Island but a day out with Oceania Tours will allow you to discover so much more. From Melbourne, head to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you will meet an array of endangered species, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. The journey then leads onto Phillip Island, where time permitting, visit Woolamai Beach before heading to the Nobbies, home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony.

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Small Group Phillip Island Ultimate Tour

Enjoy the very best of Victoria’s wildlife, nature and farming heritage. The Penguin Parade is an absolute ‘must’ on every visitor’s itinerary. Watch as hundreds of little penguins waddle out of the sea at dusk at the nightly penguin parade. Departs: Daily at 10am (Apr-Sep) and 11am (Oct-Mar). Duration: 10-12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry fees and guided touring in a small-group vehicle. PRICE GUIDE: $ 40

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 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 personalized insight into the Yarra Valley wine region. Departs: Central Melbourne city locations daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers from select pick-up points, tutored tastings at four premium wineries, lunch with a glass of wine and light nibbles at Domaine Chandon with a glass of bubbly.

A trip to Phillip Island is not complete without its black tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. Meet your ranger for a personalized, informative experience. You will have premium viewing on the beachfront platform or right on the sand! Use binoculars to spot the penguins as they exit the water. Depending on the season, visit the seaside town of Cowes before or after the Penguin Parade. Melbourne City Tour + Phillip Island – see the city sights in the morning and head to the island in the afternoon. Phillip Island + Great Ocean Road – choose a second date to discover this iconic road for unique animal encounters and spectacular scenery. Departs: Daily from 1pm. Duration: 8-9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry fees and ranger-guided tour of Penguin Parade with headset and binoculars. Warm and waterproof clothes recommended. Maximum 11 passengers. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild

Experience Australia’s wild animals, on the grasslands and in gumtree 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 their 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 7.50am. Duration: 7.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, bush lunch and entry fees.

Ultimate Food and Wine Escape

Great Ocean Road Day Tour

2 days

Travel with a small group and see the best hiding spots for koalas and kangaroos in the wild. Finish the day with a visit to the famous Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Oceania Tours provides unique access to an ancient Eucalyptus Forest walk for close encounters with native animals. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Travel in a small group vehicle and exclusive wildlife encounters. PRICE GUIDE: $

Great Ocean Road Small Group Journey

3 days

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Mornington Peninsula Local

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. Departs: Tue and Fri (year round). Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Two nights’ first-class, boutique accommodation, touring, entry fees and meals from lunch on day one to lunch on day three. Price per person twin share, from: 1,329

Melbourne Jewish Life - Full Day Urban Experience To Melburnians, Mornington is the best kept secret. Here, local daytrippers far outnumber the tourists and it’s easy to see what keeps them coming back. Make the short trip South East from Melbourne along the beautiful Port Phillip coastline. Beyond the bay, Mornington’s ocean beaches are truly breathtaking and with wineries and produce to challenge the Yarra Valley it is really hard to beat. This experience is highly recommended for visitors with just one day to explore the best of regional Victoria. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife by hand-feeding the kangaroos or taking selfies with the koalas. If you’re in the mood for something cultural, we can arrange a private viewing at a local indigenous gallery or sample local artisan cheese and pastries in a charming country setting. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Expert guide and local morning tea. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Melbourne’s Jewish community has been a meaningful, ever-present feature of this city. With dozens of historic synagogues, museums and cultural institutions, the Melbourne Jewish community is a fascinating and thriving one. Hear stories about the post-war renewal, following a common path of success and patronage, to become an integral part of local cultural patchwork. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 6-7 hours. Includes: Local Jewish guide and morning tea of local ‘nosh’. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Western Victoria is home to some of the most incredible food, wine and landscape experiences in Australia. Iconic wineries such as Best’s of Great Western and Mount Langhi Ghiran in addition to landmark gastronomy centres Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld and The Lakehouse of Daylesford provide genuine high calibre sensory delights. Making it all more special are the diverse range of backdrops including the amazing Grampians National Park, vast pastoral lands as well as beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout the region. Whilst a bit further from Melbourne than the busier regions, this has kept these gems from being too heavily subscribed by the populous and the only way to devour the best of the West has been to drive yourself, until now. Travel in deluxe vehicles and be hosted by guides with exceptional wine and local knowledge. Enjoy a two day, one night ultimate experience in Western Victoria with the opportunity to meet the people behind the labels - the winemakers, the owners and the people who are genuinely passionate about their products will be a feature. Departs: Melbourne daily at 9am. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: Hotel transfers, private luxury vehicle with expert guide, one nights’ accommodation and meals from morning tea on day one to lunch on day two.

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Beyond Melbourne

Jackalope Hotel

LUXE

Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel

Welcome to

Beyond Melbourne Victoria hosts a diverse landscape of mountain ranges, wildlife parks and seaside villages. Discover the spectacular coastline of the Great Ocean Road, sip your way through the Yarra Valley, hike the breathtaking Grampians or explore the local wineries and restaurants on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Just one-hour from Melbourne and set on a pristine vineyard amid the Mornington Peninsula wine region, Jackalope is a new standard in regional accommodation. Its 45 luxury rooms boast private terraces, king-size beds, and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths. Other property highlights include an infinity pool, two awarded restaurants, a cellar door, and cocktail bar. Over 50 wineries and restaurants dot the rolling hills around Jackalope’s own vineyard, while beaches, golfing, and hikes are all minutes away. Includes: Complimentary breakfast served in Doot Doot Doot, mini-bar (excluding wine), high-speed WiFi, parking and on-demand movies.

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 matched with 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. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Lake House

Royal Mail Hotel

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.

The Royal Mail Hotel is located in the village of Dunkeld at the southernmost 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 hotel’s 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.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Adelaide

Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

The Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide’s newest five-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 wellappointed rooms and suites are complemented by amazing spaces including light filled meeting and function rooms, business center, gym, exquisite Mayflower Restaurant & Bar 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.

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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Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury

North Adelaide Heritage Apartments

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.

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

Welcome to

Adelaide, South Australia Sophisticated Adelaide is well regarded for its food and wine culture, vibrant arts and live-music scene, and world-class events. 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.

Includes: Continental breakfast provisions.

Glenelg Beach. Greg Snell, Tourism Australia

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Adelaide

Rich & Lingering – Iconic Aussie Tour

Swim with Wild Dolphins

Indulge in a private tasting at one of Australia’s iconic boutique wineries, accompanied by regional morsels. Join your private wine guide for a leisurely restaurant lunch, followed by a structured tasting of Penfold’s super premium wines, including the iconic Penfolds Grange. Finish the day with a visit to Maggie Beer’s café. Departs: Daily. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Wine tastings, two-course restaurant lunch with wine, afternoon tea and refreshments.

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: Marina Pier, Glenelg daily, 7:20am boarding. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Wetsuit and snorkel gear.

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Barossa Food and Wine Day Tour

Best of Barossa

Exceptional Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay

2 days

The Eyre Peninsula is a beautiful, untamed region of Australia and boosts some of our country’s best seafood, scenic location and native wildlife. On this fully-guided tour, experience spectacular coastal scenery, ranging from ancient cliffs to stunning, expansive footprint free beaches bordered by massive sand dunes. See pristine and clear waters of the Southern Ocean and untouched beauty of our National Parks. Interact with the native animals such as, kangaroos, koalas and native birds. Enjoy amazing seafood, fresh from the local fisherman and learn about the fishing industries and the regions history, while having a lot of fun making lasting memories. Departs: Port Lincoln Mon and Thur (except black-out dates). Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One nights’ accommodation at the Port Lincoln Hotel in an Ocean-View Room, transfers, continental breakfast, gourmet lunches, all entry fees and activities. Price per person twin share, from: 760

This full-day, small coach, food and wine tour with Adelaide Sightseeing, takes you on a journey to South Australia’s premium wine region the Barossa Valley. Boutique small cellar doors offer premium wine tastings. Spectacular scenery and experiences. Departs: Adelaide Wed-Sun from 9.15am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, wine tasting, morning tea, and lunch.

Enjoy a luxury and comprehensive tour of South Australia’s world famous wine region, the Barossa Valley. Visit premium wineries such as Two Hands, Torbreck, Henschkes and Charles Melton with a friendly and experienced wine guide. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Gourmet lunch with a glass of wine, pre and post tour assistance with wine tastings and refreshments along route.

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Insider’s Adelaide

Best of Kangaroo Island

2 days

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 hours. Includes: Experienced local guide, refreshments and entrance fees. A four hour option is available which includes lunch.

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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Kangaroo Island Experience

Discover the highlights of South Australia’s premier nature-based destination, Kangaroo Island. Take a guided walk on the beach among a colony of rare and wild Australian sea lions with a National Parks Ranger. Head to Vivonne Bay Bistro for a two-course lunch, followed by a visit to the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where you will see koalas relaxing in the trees. Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park and enjoy a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. View native Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and echidnas in their natural habitat and surrounded by spectacular scenery. Departs: Daily at 6.45am. Duration: 16 hours. Includes: Hotel and coach transfers, return ferry crossing, lunch, park entry fee and commentary by local driver guide.

PRICE GUIDE: $$


Beyond Adelaide

Desert Cave Hotel

Coober Pedy All-Inclusive, Desert Cave Hotel

3 days

Welcome to

Beyond Adelaide From the world-renowned wineries of the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley to the frontier opal town of Coober Pedy, South Australia has something for everyone. Explore the stunning landscapes of the Flinders Ranges, swim with marine life in Port Lincoln or meet native wildlife on Kangaroo Island.

The Desert Cave Hotel allows you to experience dugout style living 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. Enjoy an excellent selection of menu items at Umberto’s Restaurant; and relax in the lounge bar for a pre-dinner drink. For breakfast or lunch options, visit the Crystal Café located underground.

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The Frames Enter the world of Coober Pedy and experience the highlights of this outback town. Fly from Adelaide to Coober Pedy (flight not included) and stay two nights’ at the Desert Cave Hotel in an underground room. After lunch at the Underground Café, join a leisurely afternoon walking tour of Bolshevic Gully, followed by a three-course dinner at Umberto’s Restaurant.

The Frames are three luxurious retreats built high on the cliff-top, that curve their way to the river’s edge and look out over the tranquil waters of the Murray River. These award-winning private retreats offer world class luxury accommodation in South Australia’s Riverland. Each retreat creates a sense of being in your own secluded paradise. All three retreats feature a private outdoor area with a heated pool, spa, sauna and a state of the art indoor and outdoor kitchen stocked with the best produce the region has to offer.

Wilpena Pound. South Australian Tourism Commission

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After breakfast in the Crystal Café, explore the Opal Quest Mine on a Down and Dirty Tour on day two for a chance to experience the thrill of digging for a fortune and visiting a working mine field. After lunch, join the Desert Cave Experience and see The Breakaways, a range of colorful sandstone outcrops, the famous Dingo Fence and the Serbian Underground Church. Enjoy dinner this evening at Umberto’s Restaurant. There is time for some shopping after breakfast before transferring back to Coober Pedy Airport for your return flight to Adelaide (flight not included). Departs: Daily. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Two nights’ accommodation at the Desert Cave Hotel, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, touring, and meals including dinner on day one to breakfast on day three.

Price per person twin share, from: 835 47


Beyond Adelaide

Flinders Ranges Odysseys Tour

4 days

SELF DRIVE

SELF DRIVE

Flinders Ranges 4WD Experience - 4 days

Great Ocean Road - 5 days

Day 1: Adelaide - Wilpena Pound

Day 1: Adelaide – Barossa Valley

Collect your rental vehicle and start the day heading north along the Princes Highway past Port Pirie, turning just before you reach Port Augusta. Travel onto Quorn, well known for its heritage steam train journeys to/from Port Augusta. Continue along and see the Aboriginal art of the Yourambulla Caves before arriving into Wilpena Pound situated in the center of the Flinders Ranges National Park. This afternoon, enjoy a 20 minute scenic flight to capture the magnificent views of the area from the air.

Collect your rental in Adelaide and head north to the picturesque Barossa Valley, a compact region centered round the three main towns of Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston. There are over 50 wineries to explore, including Peter Lehmann, Jacob’s Creek and Wolf Blass as well as plenty of gourmet products to sample in the region.

Day 2: Wilpena Pound Today, join a half-day 4WD tour to view one of the most extraordinary formations in the Flinders Ranges. Get off the beaten track and learn the fascinating history from the expert guides.

The four-day Flinders Ranges Outback Tour travels in luxury airconditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles and includes two nights’ at the award-winning Rawnsley Park Station and one night at the famous Prairie Hotel. Rawnsley Park Station will be a highlight on this tour with hosts Julie and Tony Smith providing true outback hospitality and Aussie station experiences. Stay in luxurious Eco Villas, all with commanding views of the surrounding landscape. Touring includes the spectacular and rugged scenery of Wilpena Pound and the magnificent Flinders Ranges region with its wealth of wildlife, geology and ancient history. At Nilpena Station, take a fascinating station and Ediacaran fossil tour, and enjoy outback food and hospitality at the famous Prairie Hotel at Parachilna. Then travel through the stunning Clare Valley wine region for some wine tasting and lunch before returning to Adelaide.

Day 3: Wilpena Pound - Clare Valley Depart Wilpena Pound this morning and travel south to Clare and the Clare Valley Wine Region. This region is situated in the beautiful northern Mount Lofty Ranges, the town of Clare nestled among wooded hills and orderly vineyards. Visit the nearby heritage towns of Burra and Kapunda and don’t miss the oldest winery – the beautifully historic Sevenhill Cellars established by the Jesuits in 1851. Day 4: Clare Valley – Adelaide Depart Clare Valley and travel south to Adelaide. Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on day one, to avoid any additional charges.

Includes: Three nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade. Four days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees, 20-minute scenic flight Wilpena Pound, half-day 4WD tour around Flinders Ranges.

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Enjoy a leisurely morning drive through the small towns of Mt Pleasant and Murray Bridge to Tailem Bend and along the Coorong National Park that skirts Lake Alexandria and Lake Albert. Continue on the Southern Ports Highway to Robe, a small town nestled on the edge of Guichen Bay. Day 3: Robe – Port Fairy This morning, drive to Port Fairy on one of two routes. The shorter option will take you via Millicent and Mount Gambier, along the coast to Portland and then onto Port Fairy. The longer route means a very early start, as you drive through small towns and through the Grampians National Park before reaching Port Fairy, a quaint fishing village with many historic buildings dating back to the 1840s. Day 4: Port Fairy – Apollo Bay Travel along the “Shipwreck Coast” to London Bridge, the broken arch, and onto the quaint seaside town of Port Campbell before reaching Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles. These huge stone rock formations have been carved over time by the waves of this rugged coastline - a sight not to be missed. Day 5: Apollo Bay - Melbourne

Departs: Adelaide, select departure dates. Duration: 4 days/3 nights. Includes: Three nights accommodation, meals as noted and touring.

Price per person twin share, from: 2,619

Day 2: Barossa - Robe

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The road from Apollo Bay to Lorne has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world. Explore the beautiful Erskine Falls near Lorne before following the coast road through Anglesea to the picturesque town of Torquay. Includes: Four nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade. Five days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees. Price per person twin share, from: 599


Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean Lodge LUXE

Welcome to

Kangaroo Island Known as “Australia’s Galapagos”, Kangaroo Island, is brimming with native animals. See koalas snoozing in eucalyptus trees, walk through a colony of sea lions on one of the many beaches, and watch kangaroos bound through the bush. Explore natural wonders, including Remarkable Rocks, then sit back and savor incredible, fresh produce and cool-climate wines.

Celebrated as a pioneer of Australia’s new breed of luxury lodges, Southern Ocean Lodge offers an unforgettable blend of contemporary style and pure nature. The Great Room serves as the lodge ‘hub’ with spectacular sweeping vistas playing backdrop for lounging by the suspended fireplace, pouring a drink from the convivial open bar and for indulging in fine food and wine with a proudly local provenance. Signature experiences led by naturalist guides provide guests a chance to encounter the abundant native wildlife and remarkable wonders of the island renowned as ‘Australia’s Galapagos’. The Southern Spa offers rejuvenating treatments using Kangaroo Island’s own natural beauty products to provide a real sense of place. Contemporary suites cantilever along the curve of the clifftop each offering spectacular views of the wild Southern Ocean, while thoughtful design details from custom furnishings to artworks by local artisans and warm limestone create a feeling of relaxed luxury. It’s a challenge to imagine a more sensational tribute to the wildly beautiful surrounds. Includes: All dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, in-suite bar, signature experiences and island airport transfers. Kangaroo Island

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Kangaroo Island

Sea Dragon Lodge

Kangaroo Island in Style

2 Days

Highlights of Kangaroo Island

2 days

Discover Kangaroo Island’s nature and wildlife up close and in the wild, on this fantastic two-day tour with Kangaroo Island Odysseys. Personalized small group 4WD touring with expert commentary from your local based guide. This tour is a perfect way to experience this unspoilt and natural wildlife haven. Departs: Daily, except December 24 and 25. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One night’s accommodation, transfers, touring and meals.

Sea Dragon Lodge is set on a spectacular seafront estate overlooking stunning coastline on Kangaroo Island. A pristine private beach is just below the lodge, and home to kangaroos, echidnas, goannas and a bevy of birdlife. Offering blissful seclusion and stunning views the Lodge lends itself to a private world of relaxed and informal luxury.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,002

Leave feeling refreshed after enjoying an authentic, nature-based Australian experience. Sea Dragon Lodge allows you to immerse yourself in some of the best that Australia has to offer.

Kangaroo Island Life

Includes: Continental breakfast provisions.

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Kangaroo Island Wanderer

2 days Enjoy a short flight to Kangaroo Island (flights not included) and meet your enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide for your small group tour. Your host is a local with a passion for sharing their knowledge. Expect a relaxed conversational style tour rather than a formal commentary - subject matter often includes our history, ecology, contemporary lifestyles and an insight to our creative Island community.

Join a small group tour exploring Kangaroo Island with an exceptional local guide. Travel in 4WD comfort enjoying good food, good wine and wildlife. Seek out wildlife in their natural habitat including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and much more. Enjoy a private tour at Seal Bay Conservation Park and a seafood barbecue lunch at a private lunchsite in the bush. At Flinders Chase National Park visit Admirals Arch and the iconic Remarkable Rocks and learn about the history about this unspoilt and diverse park. Departs: Daily, except Christmas Day. Duration: 2 days/2 nights. Includes: Two nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade including dinner and breakfast, two full days of touring, home baked morning tea, lunch including beer, wine and soft drinks and all admission fees.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,650 50

Join a small group tour and look for wildlife in their natural habitat, including koalas, kangaroos, and much more. Enjoy a seafood barbecue lunch at our private lunchsite in the bush. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park, where your guide will take you on a private tour amongst the Australian sealions. Departs: Daily, except Christmas Day. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Home baked morning tea, a delicious lunch with local produce and including beer, wine and soft drinks, and all admission fees. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Enjoy delicious al fresco picnic and barbecue lunches featuring local produce, beer, wine and soft drinks. Look for wildlife in their natural habitat and explore iconic natural landscapes. Regular encounters include kangaroos, wallabies, sea-lions, fur-seals, koalas, echidnas, goannas and some of the 260 birds listed for Kangaroo Island. Visit Seal Bay Conservation Park and walk amongst the Australian sealions, and Flinders Chase National Park including the spectacular Remarkable Rocks and rugged Admirals Arch as well as some back-country exploring of lesser known places. Departs: Daily, except Christmas Day. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One night accommodation, choice of hotel grade including dinner and breakfast, two full days of touring, home baked morning tea, lunch including beer, wine and soft drinks and all admission fees.

Price per person twin share, from: 925

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Pennington Bay. Isaac Forman


Red Centre, Northern Territory

Longitude 131°

Welcome to

LUXE

Sails in the Desert

Red Centre, Northern Territory Australia’s Red Centre is a spectacular landscape of ever-stretching desert, colossal rock formations and mountain ranges. Admire Uluru, one of the most recognized natural icons in the world, explore majestic Kings Canyon and walk through the valley of the winds at Kata Tjuta. Rich in indigenous culture, learn about the land from the traditional owners through Dreamtime stories.

Uluru has sat in the middle of Australia for hundreds of millions of years but the show it puts on changes constantly. The best venue to watch the spectacle unfold is from Longitude 131° a gathering of luxury pavilions nestled among the rust-red landscape. The desert base fans out from the cool sanctuary of the Dune House, site of lounging, cocktails and Rock gazing. Dine overlooking the nation’s spiritual heart whilst enjoying contemporary cuisine curated from the finest produce from all around the country. In the spirit of the original pioneers relax after a day’s exploring in a stylish ‘tent’ recreated for the modern traveler. Unparalleled views of Uluru play out from the end of the bed or from the warmth of a bespoke swag unfurled in the cool night air. Retreat to Spa Kinara for an indigenous-inspired treatment or drink in the sunset on the Dune Top with jaw-dropping views to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Tempting as it is to hunker down here, venture beyond the lodge for signature excursions exploring the dual World Heritage-listed wilderness and become acquainted with the backstory of the desert icons – not just geology but also their timeless connection to An_angu, the traditional owners. Includes: All dining, open bar with French Champagne, premium wines and spirits, in-tent bar, signature experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers. Uluru. Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

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In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious Outback vacation experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort’s Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world’s oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, color and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. More than luxury accommodation, Sails in the Desert hotel is a destination of exploration and indulgence. This deluxe hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar. Sails in the Desert’s stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa’s treatments. Includes: Complimentary Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and use of the Resort shuttle bus service. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$ 51


Red Centre, Northern Territory

The Lost Camel Hotel

Desert Gardens Hotel

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

The Lost Camel features contemporary, studio-style accommodation decorated in bright colors and crisp, clean whites. Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, The Lost Camel brings a fresh, exciting feel to the Resort. The compact modern studio-style rooms feature a king-zipper bed, air-conditioning, heating, tea or coffee making facilities, in-room safe, TV, mini-fridge and a bathroom with separate shower, toilet and open-plan vanity. Soak up the sun by the hotel’s central swimming pool, browse the shops in the adjacent Resort Town Square or take part in the many free daily guest activities on offer. While there are no restaurant facilities at this property, a number of dining options are located just outside the hotel within the Resort Town Square, where guests can also choose to dine at any of the restaurants and bars across the Resort, with room-charge facilities.

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.

With its relaxed Outback ambience 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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Emu Walk Apartments

Kings Canyon Resort

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Alice Springs

Only 12 miles from Uluru, Ayers Rock Resort’s Emu Walk Apartments offer the luxury of modern, fully serviced apartments with all the practicalities of home. Offering one and two bedroom self-contained apartments they are the perfect choice for families or couples and friends traveling together.

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 and 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!

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. Enjoy the range of new dining experiences, including our signature restaurant Saltbush.

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Indigenous design elements are showcased throughout the wellequipped separate kitchen, living and bedroom interiors. Luxurious bedrooms ensure restful nights after long days exploring and multiple bed layouts are available. From your centrally located apartment, simply step outside the door and dive into a program of complimentary daily activities. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$ 52


Red Centre, Northern Territory

Patji Aboriginal Experience

Uluru Highlights

Accompany the Traditional Uluru Family to their homelands called Patji and learn about the oldest living culture in the world. Explore by 4WD, stopping along the journey to hear stories such as how Paddy Uluru fought for Aboriginal Lands rights to where Uluru is today. The family want to share their personal story with you during this authentic cultural experience. Join them under 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 view the great expanse of the desert overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort Hotels Tue, Thu and Sat between 1-2pm depending on sunset (Apr-Oct) and 7am (Nov-Mar). Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, Aboriginal guide, entry onto Aboriginal lands, bottled water, afternoon tea, non-alcoholic sunset drinks and appetizers (Apr-Oct). Morning tea and light lunch (Nov-Mar).

As you travel on your tour towards Uluru its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting its presence in this country. 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 (venomous 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. Your guide will then drive you around the complete base of Uluru and share stories of the Mala People. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily between 4.45am and 6.15am depending on sunrise. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Professional guide, touring in modern vehicle, Outback picnic breakfast, water bottle with a free refill.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $

Kata Tjuta Domes

Sounds of Silence

Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta

Rise early and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytakuin Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and spend time following the walking trail through Walpa Gorge to explore the formations. Departs: Daily, 90 minutes prior sunrise. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea and coffee. PRICE GUIDE: $

Uluru Guided Base Walk

Rise early and view the first rays of sun light awaken Uluru from darkness through blue, purple and terracotta hues. After a light breakfast, transfer to Kuniya Piti to start the 6.2 mile walk around the base. See the sacred sites, rock paintings, waterholes and gorges and heat the Tjukurpa (beliefs of the local Anangu) story of the Mala Men. Departs: Daily, 90 minutes prior sunrise. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and light breakfast. PRICE GUIDE: $

Tali Wiru 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 ancient sand dunes to the mighty rock formation of Kata Tjuta. 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. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily between 1.30pm and 3pm depending on sunset. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Professional guide, touring in modern vehicle and water bottle with a free refill. PRICE GUIDE: $

Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky. Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking Uluru. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travelers for an unforgettable dining experience. 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. PRICE GUIDE: $

An intimate dining experience under the outback sky. Experience ‘Tali Wiru’; the beautiful dune. Enjoy Champagne and canapés as the sun sets and an intimate four-course table d’hote dinner with matched Australian premium wines. Fall under the spell of a local storyteller and enjoy the sounds of the didgeridoo. Departs: Apr 1 – Oct 15, one-hour prior sunset. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner with premium Australian wines and Field of Light pass. PRICE GUIDE: $$$ 53


Red Centre, Northern Territory

A Night at the Field of Light

This exclusive dining experience combines the award-winning ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner under the Outback sky with the once-in-a-lifetime Field of Light art installation. With magnificent views of Uluru at sunset, a special three-course bush tucker menu, premium selection of Australian wines and beers, fascinating star talk and a self-guided walk through the Field of Light art installation, your ‘A Night at the Field of Light’ experience is complete. As darkness falls and the colored lights of 50,000 glass spheres gently come to life, join your table of fellow travelers for an exceptional menu. As the night ignites with countless stars, settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Departs: Daily onehour prior to sunset. Duration: Approx. 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, three-course dinner with select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and admission to the Field of Light.

Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas

Maruku Dot-painting Workshop

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station along the way. Make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon for marvelous views of Watarrka National Park. Time permitting, you may choose to descend into the green oasis of the ‘Garden of Eden’ before returning to Ayers Rock or Alice Springs. Departs: Daily from 4am. Duration: 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and breakfast.

Join a fun and organic dot painting workshop that runs twice daily. You will be taught by a local Anangu artist (and an assisting interpreter) and learn about traditional art, symbols, tools and more. Be inspired by the ancient ways of the desert and create your very own work of art to treasure. Departs: 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3.30pm (Apr-Sep) and 10:30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm (Oct-Mar). Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Art workshop guided by a local Anangu artist and interpreter.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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A Town Like Alice

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Uluru Full Base Trek

Tour the sights of ‘The Alice’ including The School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Get up close and maybe touch some of the lizards and snakes at the Alice Springs Reptile Park. Enjoy a panoramic view from the top of Anzac Hill. Departs: Daily at 1.50pm (Apr-Nov), Mon, Thu and Sat (Dec-Feb). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $

Sunrise Field of Light As you start your sunrise trek around the 7.4 miles base trail of Uluru you will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is the essence of this amazing monolith. Your guide will tell the cultural stories (Tjukurpa) of Liru (venomous snake) and Kuniya (python), as well as many other Aboriginal creation stories associated with this central Australian icon. Along the trail you will witness sunrise, visit waterholes and the rock art sites of the ancients and learn of Uluru’s cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily between 4.45am and 6.15am (depending on sunrise). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Professionally guided sunrise tour and an outback picnic breakfast (carried in supplied backpack), water bottle with a free refill.

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Before sunrise, transfer to the exclusive Field of Light location. Arrive in complete darkness, enjoy the 50,000 globes of light in the desert, before making your way up to the viewing platform for tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Watch the sun rise and Uluru come to life in the distance. Departs: Daily, 30 minutes before sunrise. Duration: 2.15 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Maruku Arts, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Tourism Australia

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Red Centre, Northern Territory

Outback Australia - The Colour of Red

Kings Canyon, NT. David Hill

Red Centre. Tourism Australia

Alice Springs. AAT Kings

Alice Springs. AAT Kings

“Immerse yourself in local culture and ancient tradition to gain an understanding of Australia’s unique Red Centre in the Northern Territory. Hike through gorges, sample traditional bush food, explore canyons and watch the sun set over the impressive desert landscapes.” Day 1: Uluru (D)

property, for a barbecue lunch. This evening, dinner is served Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness and under a canopy of the southern night sky (weather permitting). Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four-course dinner. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort.

On arrival at Uluru, transfer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and learn about Tjukurpa, the history, knowledge and law of the local Aboriginal people and their ancestors. Take a guided walk through the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta then continue to the Uluru sunset viewing area for canapés and wine as the Day 3: Alice Springs (B,L,D) sun sets. Enjoy dinner at Ilkari Restaurant. Hotel: Sails in Today you’re off on a sunrise 3.72-mile Rim Walk the Desert hotel. exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon for fascinating views of the region. See the domed Day 2: Uluru - Kings Canyon (B,L,D) ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. For a Start the day with a view of the sun rise over Kata more relaxed walk you can opt for a walk along the Tjuta and Uluru from a prime dune-viewing area. Creek Bed. Travel along the Mereenie Loop Road Take a walk at the base of Uluru and hear timeless and through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice stories, view rock art and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Springs. Enjoy dinner at your hotel. Hotel: Crowne Travel to Curtin Springs, a million acre cattle Plaza Lasseters Alice Springs Hotel, 2 nights.

Day 4: Alice Springs & West MacDonnell Ranges (B,L,D) This morning, learn more about the history of Alice Springs with a visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station. Travel out to West MacDonnell Ranges for a walk into Standley Chasm and Simpson Gap. Tonight, you will enjoy a dining experience with local hosts at an open-air barbecue dinner with campfires as the Milky Way lights up the wide Australian sky. Day 5: Alice Springs (B) Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air before the tour concludes in the late morning.

Includes Airport transfers 4 nights hand-picked accommodation Complimentary refreshments throughout journey Meals and touring as noted Travel by luxury coach

Departs Apr 2; May 10, 24; Jun 7, 21; Jul 5, 19; Aug 2, 16, 30; Sep 13, 27, 2019

FROM $2,550 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Darwin & the Top End

Wildman Wilderness Lodge

DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Darwin

Welcome to

Darwin & the Top End Enjoy Darwin’s eclectic food and culture at outdoor festivals, waterfront restaurants, tropical parklands and art precincts. Explore Aboriginal art sites, discover spectacular wildlife, immerse yourself in the waterfalls and plunge pools at Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land and Litchfield National Park.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin is on Darwin’s famous Esplanade accessible to Darwin’s city center, vibrant Mitchell Street, Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin Wharf Precint and famous historical lankmarks. 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.

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Adina Apartment & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

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.

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 onebedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens while the 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.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily. Florence Falls. Dan Moore, Tourism NT

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Darwin & the Top End

Litchfield National Park Waterfalls

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is one of the world’s most distinctive hotels. The indigenous owned accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu’s most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Located in the township of Jabiru, within World Heritagelisted Kakadu National Park, the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is ideally located for guests to explore many of Kakadu’s most significant natural attractions. Combining a superb location with an excellent range of services and facilities, the hotel features 110 air-conditioned guest rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and the Escarpment Restaurant and Bar, offering modern Australian cuisine in a relaxed environment.

Explore a landscape of ancient rock formations, monsoon forests and cascading waterfalls. Marvel at massive termite pillars, take a dip in natural swimming holes and explore rock pools at the base of the sparkling falls. Enjoy lunch at the Litchfield Café, and learn of the Aboriginal legends that surround this pristine landscape. Departs: Daily (Apr-Nov), Tue-Fri and Sun (Dec-Mar) from 7.25am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience by Air

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Kakadu & East Alligator River

2 days

Fly from Darwin to Bathurst Island and take a journey through the modern day Aboriginal community of Nguiu (Wurrumiyanga). Visit the Museum and the Tiwi-style Catholic Church. Explore the Arts and Crafts Centre, watch traditional dancing, a smoking ceremony and learn about the burial ceremony. Hear about traditional bush tucker and medicine. Departs: Tue and Wed (May-Oct) at 7.00am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, return flights and morning tea. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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: Daily (Apr-Nov); and Mon and Thu (Dec-Mar) at 6.15am. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One night accommodation, choice of hotel grade, park ticket and lunch on both days. Price per person twin share, from: 630

Darwin. Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Twin Falls, Kakadu

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Kakadu and Katherine Gorge 3 day guided tour

“Discover the stunning sights.”

Kakadu National Park

Katherine Gorge. Sam Earp, Tourism NT

“Discover the stunning sights of Kakadu and Katherine. Join the famous Jumping Crocodile and Yellow Water Billabong Cruise, view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and Nourlangie then cruise through the glorious Katherine Gorge stopping at Edith Falls.” Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park (L)

Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Katherine (L)

Day 3: Katherine – Darwin (B)

Depart Darwin and take a Jumping Crocodile cruise to the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 crocodiles. Continue into the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, a combination of mangrove fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills, and open woodland and forest habitats, inhabited by a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Enjoy lunch in Kakadu National Park before a stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre. Continue to Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a spectacular view over the surrounding wetlands. Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.

Wander around the Nourlangie Rock art site, a place that provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years. While taking shelter, the rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates the traditional owner’s very deep spiritual culture. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the traditional custodians of Kakadu, The Bininj people. Join your guide for a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, before continuing to Katherine, the third largest town in the Northern Territory. Stop at Leliyn (Edith Falls) along the way, where the paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at the base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Hotel: ibis Styles Katherine.

Enjoy a morning cruise through Katherine Gorge, a stunning network of thirteen gorges carved from billion year old sandstone that are home to many rapids and falls, flowing from the Katherine River. The cruise will put you at the heart of Katherine Gorge among freshwater crocodiles, wonderful birdlife and some of the most amazing scenery. Continue to the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre, where the Display Centre and Heritage Museum features large scale models illustrating the flora, fauna and rock formations of the park. Stop at Pine Creek, an historic gold mining town and the Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many of those killed in the World War II air raids on Darwin, before returning to Darwin.

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Yellow Water. Tourism Australia

Includes 2 nights’ accommodation Yellow Waters and Katherine Gorge Cruises Ubirr and Nourlangie rock art sites

Departs Tuesday and Saturday (May – Oct)

FROM $880 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls 4 day guided tour

“Uncover the history and culture of the Top End.” Tolmer Falls. Jackson Groves, Tourism NT

Arnhemland NT. Tourism Australia

Kakadu National Park. Tourism Australia

Wangi Falls. Jackson Groves, Tourism NT

Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu (L) Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway into Kakadu National Park. Located 159 miles east of Darwin, Kakadu covers 12,427 square miles of landscape from rocky escarpment home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu. Join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong and search for saltwater crocodiles and the colorful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, for a guided a walk to view the rock art galleries. Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, 3 nights. Day 2: Arnhem Land – 4WD Adventure (L)

Valley. Travel through spectacular scenery including sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests and floodplains. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills and ‘bush tucker’. View Aboriginal rock art in its natural state. Most tours are accompanied by an Aboriginal Guide.

Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries, believed to be 20,000 years old, to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River as an Aboriginal guide will provide an insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as Day 3: Jim Jim and Twin Falls – 4WD Adventure (L) well as bush survival skills. With special permission Travel by 4WD to the entry of Jim Jim Falls followed of the local people, you are able to go ashore in by a half-mile hike to the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool. Arnhem Land. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before The walk is rugged involving scrambling up and down returning to Darwin. rocks. At the plunge pool there is time for swimming, relaxing and enjoying the spectacular scenery. After exploring the Falls, relax and enjoy a picnic lunch before boarding a boat and traveling up the first part of the gorge. Enjoy the spectacular scenery at the base of the falls.

There is an early start this morning as you travel Day 4: Kakadu – Darwin (L) by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj This morning, explore the World Heritage Area of

Includes Hotel transfers 3 nights Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel Yellow Waters Cruise Nourlangie rock art site Jim Jim, Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls Arnhem Land 4WD Adventure

Departs Daily (Jun – Oct 13)

FROM $1,245 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Tasmania

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart

Gordon River Cruises

Welcome to

Tasmania Australia’s only island State, Tasmania offers a unique blend of natural wilderness and beautifully preserved history. Wander through the colonial architecture in Hobart, step back in time at Port Arthur or grab your backpack and hike along one of the trails at Cradle Mountain National Park or Freycinet National Park.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Cruising the Gordon River is one of Australia’s great natural experiences, giving you firsthand access to the Gondwanan wilderness of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Be first on the water and witness the magical reflections as you cruise quietly on the Gordon River aboard Spirit of the Wild, a custom-built vessel with a hybrid propulsion system, designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Step ashore in the rainforest at Heritage Landing and Sarah Island, and visit the salmon farms and Hells Gates at the mouth of Macquarie Harbour. For the ultimate experience, enjoy the Premier Upper Deck, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass, leather recliners and an all-inclusive food and beverage package. Departs: Gordon River Cruises Terminal, Strahan at 8.30am daily. Duration: 6.5 hours. Includes: Buffet lunch, dedicated on-board guides and commentary. Upper Deck option includes meals, beverages, dedicate guide/steward and an exclusive viewing deck.

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Hadley’s Orient Hotel

The Maria Island Walk

Previously a wool storage and treatment facility, the Heritage-listed Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel is now home to 242 spacious, wellappointed hotel rooms and apartments. The on-site restaurant provides guests with hearty Tasmanian inspired meals while the Baaa Bar pours some of Tasmania’s finest beverages. Additional facilities include on-site car parking, 24-hour reception and room service, complimentary WiFi, use of on-site gymnasium, business center and guest lounge. Situated within a stone’s throw of the city center and just a block from Hobart’s waterfront, The Old Woolstore is the perfect place to stay when exploring Hobart and Southern Tasmania.

Hadley’s Orient Hotel, affectionately known as the Grand Old Dame of Hobart, is 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 Dining Room, and renowned traditional Afternoon Tea Experience. Exemplary service complements outstanding accommodation, extensive guest services and graceful design.

Cradle Mountain. Pierre Destribats

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4 days

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. Gentle walking by day is accompanied by gourmet dining and elegant accommodation at night. 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 hike 18-27 miles over four days. The adventure starts and finishes in Hobart. Departs: Daily (Oct 1-May 1). Duration: 4 days/3 nights. Includes: Meals, hotel transfers, three nights’ accommodation, refreshments, park entry fees, backpacks and waterproof jackets. Price per person twin share, from: 2,230


Tasmania

Bruny Island Cruises

One Day Wilderness & Wildlife

SELF DRIVE Tasmanian Coastal Explorer - 6 days

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: Hobart daily at 7.45am. Duration: 9.5 hours. Includes: Return guided bus tour from Hobart, sightseeing, morning tea, lunch and three-hour wilderness cruise. PRICE GUIDE: $

One Day Historic Tasmania

This small group tour takes you to Tasmania’s oldest National Park to experience wilderness and wildlife first hand. Arriving at Mount Field National Park be mezmerised by the lush forest landscapes from eucalyptus temperate rainforest to alpine moorland. Guides provide interpretation along the rainforest walk to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the Tall Trees, some of the tallest trees in the world. This cool temperate rainforest gives you the opportunity to search for some of Tasmanians 12 endemic bird species including Scrubtit, Black Currawong and Tasmanian Thornbill. After a delicious lunch featuring Tasmanian produce, you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Tasmania’s native wildlife at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Departs: Hobart Mon, Wed and Fri at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry fees and lunch. Also available as a private tour any day and all year round. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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: Hobart Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry to Port Arthur historic site and lunch. Also available as a private tour.

Icons of Tasmania - Small Group Tour

5 days

Day 2: Launceston - Freycinet National Park Depart Launceston and travel north-east to Scottsdale, before continuing south east to St Helens. Along the way stop at Pyengana to take a walk at St Columba Falls and buy some local gourmet cheese. Travel to Freycinet National Park, passing through the towns of Scamander and St Mary’s, before stopping for pancakes at Elephant Pass. Or take the coast road from Falmouth to the Chain of Lagoons, stopping at the small resort town of Bicheno. Day 3: Freycinet National Park Time at leisure today to explore all that the Freycinet National Park has to offer, including abundant wildlife, spectacular beaches and a variety of hiking trails. Depart Freycinet National Park this morning for Richmond. There is plenty to do an see along the way including wineries, berry farms and historical museums. In Orford, be sure to stop at the Church of St John to view the beautiful 14th Century stained glass window.

Port Arthur and Tassie Devils

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After collecting your vehicle the time is yours to explore Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city. Launceston is a vibrant hub of food and wine, culture and nature and you can see some of the best-preserved early cityscapes with elegant Colonial and Victoria architecture and century-old parks.

Day 4: Freycinet National Park - Richmond

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A complete Southern Tasmanian iconic experience. Visit the Devil Conservation Park where you can witness the 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, Wed, Fri and Sun at 7.30am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and entrance fees.

Day 1: Launceston

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: Hobart, Saturday. Duration: 5 Days/ 4 nights. Includes: Local guide, four nights’ accommodation, attraction entries and breakfast and lunch daily. Minimum 4 and maximum 12 passengers. Also available as a private tour any day and all year round. Four and Six Day options are also available. Price per person twin share, from: 2,519

Day 5: Richmond – Hobart Leaving Richmond, travel across the Derwent River and onto Hobart, an attractive city built around a beautiful Harbour and in the shadow of Mount Wellington. Places of interest include, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Constitution Dock, Sandy Bay, Salamanca Place and Battery Point. Day 6: Hobart This morning return your vehicle prior to the time it was collected on day one to avoid additional charges. Includes: Five nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, five days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees. Price per person twin share, from: 769 61


Tasmania

Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge

With an unparalleled location entirely within Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge has long been a favorite among travelers to Tasmania. With its unique national park setting, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring Tasmania’s east coast. Enjoy wandering pristine beaches, climbing the granite peaks of The Hazards mountains and touring the local area, knowing you are returning to a relaxing waterfront ecolodge at the end of the day, with accommodation in a quiet bushland setting. The Lodge’s newest rooms, the ‘Coastal Pavilions’ are a superb addition, with their grounded, yet elegant design. The Pavilions nestle into the landscape and take their design inspiration from the curves of the surrounding environment. Raw Tasmanian timbers and curved glass draw the wilderness in, while you enjoy the comfort and connection of these rooms. Enjoy a hosted check-in with the Lodge’s Experience Manager, as well as a bottle of Tasmanian wine and house-prepared treats on arrival, before 62

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settling in to your outdoor bath on your pavilion’s deck. Kick back at Hazards Bar and Lounge at sunset before experiencing Freycinet Lodge’s award-winning restaurant ‘The Bay’, offering contemporary Australian dining. Includes: Welcome bottle of Tasmanian red, white or sparkling wine and nibbles on arrival, nightcap and chocolates in your pavilion after dinner, breakfast daily, complimentary WiFi and a hosted check-in with Freycinet Lodge’s Experience Manager. Note: A two-night minimum stay applies.

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Coral Expeditions - Pristine Tasmania 7 day small-ship expedition cruise

“See Tasmania in an undiscovered light.”

The seven-night coastal expedition cruise from Hobart is an adventure showcasing the wild beauty and remarkable heritage of Australia’s island state, all in the yacht-like comfort of the Coral Discoverer. Now in its fourth season, this unique voyage combines the laid-back pleasures of relaxing on board as you cruise the magnificent and intimidating landscape, with daily excursions and activities suitable for all age groups. A Southern Summer Taking advantage of the long summer days in Tasmania, the cruise features walks in three National Parks and two World Heritage Areas, led by an experienced Expedition team. Do an optional hike of the start of the Fluted Cape Track at Bruny Island and join an early morning walk to a scenic lookout over Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Spend a day exploring the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area at Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. Normally only accessible by boat, seven-day hike or light aircraft, this region is undoubtedly one of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes on earth. Absorb the surreal beauty and stories of intense hardship at Port Arthur during our private tour of the historic site. Enjoy an outstanding menu of Tasmanian produce and local specialties. This is complemented by a specially curated wine list featuring a selection of Tasmania’s finest cool-climate varietals.

Includes

This expedition voyage through the coastline has been developed with local authorities paying particular attention to the ecosystem of the region.

All excursions and sightseeing

Join Coral Expeditions in Hobart (January to March) and see Tasmania in an undiscovered light. The Expedition Experience Experienced expedition leaders and guest lecturers accompany every voyage. They provide specialist commentary immersing you in the culture, geology, and history of the area and introducing you to its unique plants and wildlife. Each journey is unique, as our expedition team plan the flexible itinerary around the local weather and conditions. The shore excursions take you into the very heart of Tasmania’s wild and beautiful areas. With outdoor activities designed to suit a variety of fitness levels. The small group size ensures excursions are not only comfortable and enjoyable, but also have minimal impact on the environments we visit.

Daily lectures and briefings All meals, chef-prepared on board Showcase wines, selected beers, juices, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service 24 hour coffee and selection of teas All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports

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Perth

Crown Metropol Perth

COMO The Treasury

On the banks of the Swan River, overlooking the Perth city skyline, Crown Metropol offers the ultimate in modern elegance. Positioned within the heart of Crown Perth, guests can choose from a range of world-renowned restaurants and bars including Rockpool Bar & Grill, Bistro Guillaume and Nobu. Surrounded by relaxing sun lounges and day beds, the hotel features a signature main pool, relaxation pool and a family friendly pool complete with waterslides. For an experience that redefines luxury accommodation, Crown Metropol Perth has it all.

COMO The Treasury is an elegant hotel located in the historic heart of Perth, Australia, occupying the 19th-century State Buildings. Restoration has revealed a grand Victorian-era façade while inside a contemporary style permeates the 48 rooms and suites. Rooms are a serene retreat from the cosmopolitan buzz. Dining options include rooftop Wildflower restaurant, spotlighting the indigenous six seasons, and Italian osteria Post, highlighting the best of Western Australian produce. The Treasury Lounge and Bar provides an elegant space for meetings and drinks. Wellbeing is at the core of COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, which offers a range of Western and Eastern therapies. Includes: Welcome drink, breakfast daily, in-room private bar replenished daily (including water, juices, fresh fruit, craft beer and snacks), in-room movies and WiFi.

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Crown Towers Perth

Travelodge Hotel Perth

Crown’s latest addition to its hotel portfolio is stunning. Positioned alongside the Swan River, Crown Towers Perth commands impressive views of the city, and is a hotel, dining, retail, conference and event venue that puts Perth and Western Australia on par with the world’s best.

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 ambience, Armada is perfect for afternoon sundowners or casual get-togethers.

Welcome to

Perth, Western Australia Perth is nestled on the banks of the Swan River and boasts a thriving dining scene, soft-sand beaches and scenic parks. Venture to Rottnest Island and discover hidden bays, crystal clear waters and the cheeky Quokka. Walk through the leafy Kings Park, explore the laneways and rooftops that are buzzing with bars, trendy cafes and restaurants, or take a cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle.

From the impressive lobby to the multi-tiered resort pool, every inch of the hotel has been carefully considered and planned to provide guests with a stay that combines luxurious surrounds with personalized, bespoke customer service.

Perth City Skyline

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Discover Rottnest

Perth - Arcades and Laneways

Rottnest Ferry

Rottnest Island is Western Australia’s very own island getaway, just 12 miles off the coast. A protected nature reserve, it’s famous for being the home to the Quokka (a small wallaby like marsupial), white sand beaches and secluded coves.

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, culture, art and food scene. Discover the small bar scene, street art and the secrets of the city. Departs: Perth Town Hall daily at 2pm. Includes: Walking tour.

Perth’s Newest Ferry Service to Rottnest Island. SeaLink Rottnest Island operates passenger ferry services between Fremantle and Rottnest Island. The Ferry, Quokka 1, is the newest and most environmentally friendly vessel to be servicing the island. Full-day tour packages are available. Departs: Fremantle daily at 9.10am, 11.05am and 4.40pm, with additional summer services available. Duration: 35 minutes. Includes: Ferry transfer and WiFi.

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Pinnacles Desert with 4WD, Kangaroos & Koalas

City Riverside Tour

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 sand-boarding for an adrenaline rush. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 11.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, Wildlife Park and National Park entry fees.

Segway around Elizabeth Quay, Perth’s newest tourism jewel; a fun, easy way to explore this picturesque area on Perth’s pristine Swan River foreshore. The guides will showcase exciting new developments, restaurants, river boats and explore the surrounding foreshore where Perth’s iconic black swans make their nests. Departs: Barrack Street Jetty daily at 9am, 12.30pm and 4pm. Duration: 1 Hour. Includes: Segway training to ride, helmet, vest and radio headset/receiver.

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Wave Rock, Aboriginal Culture and Wildflowers

Rottnest Island Fortress Adventure Tour

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: Tue, Wed, Fri and Sun at 8am. Duration: 12.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and National Park entry fees.

This tour explores off-road to Rottnest Island’s most spectacular bays, beaches giving a real insight into the military heritage of Rottnest and its pivotal role in the defence of Fremantle Harbour. The guides will entertain you with stories of the settlement’s intriguing past and there is plenty of time for quokka selfies! Departs: Kingstown Barracks daily at 9am, 12.30pm and 4pm. Duration: 90 minutes. Includes: Segway training to ride, helmet, vest and radio headset/receiver.

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Jump aboard a Rottnest Express ferry and enjoy a fully commentated one-hour Swan River cruise followed by a 25-minute ocean crossing to Rottnest Island. Then sit back and relax in the comfort of an airconditioned coach as you circumnavigate the island and take in the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest. This 90-minute tour takes you out to some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the rugged West End, providing you with a complete interpretation of the island through your passionate and knowledgeable guide. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Round-trip ferry and coach tour. PRICE GUIDE: $

Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise

The ‘Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise’ is the only cruise in Australia to depart a capital city and arrive in an award-winning wine region – the magnificent Swan Valley. Be treated to Swan Valley Yahava coffee and fresh home-baked muffins, before indulging in a premium West Australian wine and cheese tasting. Experience an exclusive behindthe-scenes wine making tour, followed by more wine tasting and a two-course premium lunch. Enjoy afternoon tea, all-inclusive wines and entertainment from our crew on your return cruise whilst you take in the picturesque landscape of the magnificent Swan River. Departs: Daily 9.45am (Sep-May), Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun 9.45am (Jun-Aug). Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes. Includes: Captain’s commentary, full bar facilities on board, morning tea, premium wine tasting, cheese board, behind the scenes winery tour, lunch, afternoon tea, all-inclusive wine on return voyage and live entertainment from crew. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Beyond Perth

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Region

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Exmouth

Experience an enchanting five-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.

The magnificent 4.5 star Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort in Exmouth is located at the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park. A few feet from the waterline on Sunrise Beach, the resort is built in harmony with the environment.

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Welcome to

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 far north.

El Questro Homestead & Wilderness Park

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef

Amid the vast and ancient landscape of Western Australia’s East Kimberley region sits the untamed natural beauty of El Questro, a destination unlike any other that offers the freedom to explore one of Australia’s last true frontiers. Everything the Kimberley has to offer is located across the property’s 700,000 acres and is why we say that El Questro is the heart of the Kimberley. Choose from three types of accommodation, including the luxurious El Questro Homestead, El Questro Emma Gorge with its tented cabins and the comfortable bungalows and riverside camping at El Questro Station.

Sal Salis is an exclusive bush camp offering comfort and style in the remote Cape Range National Park. Just 14 spacious tents and one Honeymoon tent, 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).

Includes: Gourmet meals, selected non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, selected touring within El Questro Wilderness Park and El Questro Wilderness Park Permit (Only applies to El Questro Homestead). Lake Hillier. Tourism Western Australia

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The resort boasts Gold Plate award-winning Mantaray’s restaurant and bar where you can indulge on fresh local seafood. Enjoy the swimming pools, gymnasium and private balconies where at times you can watch whales frolicking in the Gulf. Experience the North West in stylish comfort at Mantarays Ningaloo. You can swim with the whale sharks, humpback whales or manta rays, snorkel from the beach or just relax by the pool.

STANDARD - DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$-$$$$$

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

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


Beyond Perth

Sail Ningaloo

4 days

Cape Leveque & Kimberley Coast

2 days

SELF DRIVE Margaret River Short Break - 3 days

Experience the pristine and remote World Heritage-listed 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 (Mar-Dec). Duration: Scheduled three, five and nine night small group tours. Private charters are also available on request. Includes: Hotel transfers, three nights’ cabin accommodation, meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, linen, hotel transfers and activities. Price per person twin share, from: 1,968

Deluxe Whaleshark Swim Tour

Join us on an adventure of a lifetime snorkeling with these gentle giants in the nutrient rich waters of the Ningaloo Reef between March and early August. Highly experienced, professional and fun crew will ensure your interactions with the biggest fish in the sea are relaxed, safe, and most importantly, unforgettable! On board the marine biologist will teach you all about whalesharks and reef ecology. You will also have the chance to see manta rays, humpback whales, dugong and dolphins. A videographer will take great video of the day. Departs: Daily from Exmouth from 7am (MarAug). Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers from Exmouth, snorkeling equipment (including wetsuits), complimentary video and photos, snacks, gourmet buffet lunch and refreshments. A free repeat tour is offered in the unlikely event that you do not see a whaleshark. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Day 1: Perth - Margaret River Wine Region

The Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments in Australia, and the perfect place to experience indigenous culture in the Kimberley. Day 1: Broome - Beagle Bay, One Arm Point & Buccaneer Archipelago (L,D) The Dampier Peninsula is an extraordinary blend of pristine beaches and dramatic coastlines, rich in traditional Aboriginal culture. Depart Broome and travel up the red 4WD track and learn about the region’s fascinating history. Stop at the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community, home of the Beagle Bay Church with its glimmering pearl shell altar, for morning tea. Travel to the One Arm Point Community that sits perched on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula, to visit the Community’s aquaculture hatchery, complete with barramundi, pearl and trochus shell. After the tour join Kevin, from the Ejai family, the traditional owners of Jackson Island. Enjoy a picnic lunch while Kevin shares the traditions, lifestyle and culture of his family. Continue to the remote Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm and embark an extraordinary cruise through the Islands of the Giant Tides to experience the remarkable tidal flows of King Sound. As dusk approaches, head to the private safari camp for dinner and a relaxing evening.

Collect your vehicle from Perth and head south passing through the beachside towns of Mandurah and Bunbury before arriving in the Geographe Wine Region. Visit Capel Vale winery before stopping in Busselton for a walk along the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere. Explore stunning coastline including Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and Ngilgi Cave near Yallingup, in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region. Day 2: Margaret River Take the day to explore the fantastic wineries and food producers of the region including Vasse Felix and Sandalford Wines. Stop at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory, sample wines, olive oils and fresh produce at Margaret River Providore, taste feta at the Margaret River Dairy Company or buy a take home meal from The Larder. Day 3: Margaret River Wine Region – Perth Take the short drive to Prevelly, home of the Margaret River Pro surfing titles, or stop at Leeuwin Estate and the Margaret River Fudge Factory for a final taste of the Margaret River, before your return journey to Perth. Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be returned to either the city or airport depot by the same time as it was picked up on day one to avoid any additional charges.

Day 2: Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Kooljaman & Cape Leveque (B,L) After breakfast, travel back to the pearl farm for a tour to gain an insight into this remote pearling industry. Learn about pearl grading and appreciation session that will leave you feeling like a pearl expert! Midmorning, travel across the peninsula to beautiful Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, to discover the rugged red cliffs for which the area is famous. Take a short walk or perhaps enjoy a swim off the pristine beach. Driving back through the dusk, keep an eye out for wildlife before arriving back in Broome.

Includes: One nights’ accommodation, private safari camp, meals and community permits. Price per person twin share, from: 695

Includes: Two nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, three days car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees. Price per person twin share, from: 365 69


Sacred Lands of the Kimberley 10 day small-ship expedition cruise “Experience the wonder of the Kimberley.”

Coral Expeditions

Expedition Highlights:

Over twenty years ago, the founders of Coral Expeditions became captivated by the magnificence of the Australian Outback. In the knowledge that the vast expanse of Northern Australia’s coastline is best seen by small ship, they launched Kimberley expeditions. Their well loved small ships are ideal to safely navigate the mighty rivers and scenic inlets of the Kimberley and Arnhem Land, assisted by their unique tender vessels. Over the years, the Australian expedition team and crew have built up an enormous knowledge of these regions, and love to share it with guests. It would be their delight to show their backyard - the wild and beautiful areas of Northern Australia.

• Experience the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Waterfalls.

The Ancient Kimberley Region The region known simply as the Kimberley takes its evocative name from its most imposing landmark; an ancient mountain range visible from the rugged sea coast. Covering more than 154,440 squares miles, yet home to just 30,000 people, it is a place acknowledged as one of the world’s last, and most beautiful, wilderness areas. Magnificent vistas created by towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, wide savannah plains, and plunging waterfalls defy both nature and belief. This is a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture and the legends of its pioneering past. Travel ashore to view natural wonders and some of the oldest known Indigenous art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. Soak up the history and unique geology, view the wildlife - experience the wonder of the Kimberley. 70

• Marvel at the plunging 262 foot high King George Falls. • View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about the ancient cultures of the Indigenous people. • See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife. • Witness Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean with the falling tide. • Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserve, significant breeding grounds for the Brown Booby, Roseate Terns, and Green Turtles.

Includes All excursions and sightseeing Use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels Daily lectures and briefings All meals, chef-prepared on board Showcase wines, selected beers, juices, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service 24 hour coffee and selection of teas All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports* Please Note: The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and Cape York & Arnhem Land and their representatives are proposing the introduction of a new Visitor Pass for all guests accessing traditional lands when cruising these areas. If such a Pass is introduced prior to the commencement of your cruise, then this incremental cost will be added to the cost of the cruise.

FROM $7,599 per person based on double occupancy


Inspiring Australia

13 day guided small group tour

Sydney Harbour. Destination NSW

Great Barrier Reef. Tourism & Events QLD

“Embark on an Inspiring Journey through the rainforests and reefs of northern Australia to the spiritual Red Centre and iconic harbor city of Sydney. It will delight your senses as you encounter ancient cultures, indulge in delicious cuisine, and experience natural locations that are simply out of this world.” Day 1: Palm Cove (D) This afternoon meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception followed by a Welcome Dinner at Nunu Restaurant overlooking the Coral Sea. Dine on award-winning modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at the ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant. Hotel: Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore, 3 nights. Day 2: Daintree National Park (B,L) Join an Indigenous Guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree. Gain rich insight in to the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine. Enjoy a lunch in a tranquil and relaxing rainforest setting at Daintree Eco Lodge. This evening take the opportunity to relax and dine at your leisure.

the domed ‘Lost City’ and the ‘Garden of Eden’. For a more relaxed walk, you can opt for a walk along the Creek Bed. Stop at Curtin Springs, a million acre cattle property, for a barbecue lunch. Travel to the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park to witness the spectacular changing colors of an Uluru sunset. Hotel: Sails in the Desert Resort, Ayers Rock, 2 nights. Day 7: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B,D) Mid-morning, travel to the large, steep, dome-like formations of Kata Tjuta for a guided walk through Walpa Gorge. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local Anangu people followed by a walk around the base of Uluru to hear timeless stories and see rock art. This evening, enjoy dining under the sparkling outback sky at the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.

to explore and discover one of Sydney’s incredible local restaurants. Hotel: The Langham, Sydney, 2 nights. Day 12: Sydney (B,D) Enjoy a morning of Sydney sightseeing including Sydney’s beachside Eastern Suburbs. Join a VIP guided tour of the famous Sydney Opera House before a memorable dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong restaurant in the sails of the Sydney Opera House itself, the perfect location for one last meal together before your holiday draws to an end. Day 13: Depart Sydney (B)

Day 8: Uluru – Sydney (B)

Your journey concludes after breakfast when you’ll be Experience the changing colors and magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Board a wavepiercing catamaran for your cruise to Agincourt Reef, at the outer edge back to the hotel for breakfast and time to relax. There is time to take an optional of the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry scenic flight or a dot-painting workshop before flying to Sydney (not included). Hotel: and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible. Watch fish The Langham, Sydney. feeding from the unique underwater viewing platform and observatory. Day 9: Sydney – Blue Mountains (B,D) Day 4: Cairns – Alice Springs (B,D) Experience the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park and view the Fly from Cairns to the Red Centre (not included). Visit School of the Air and the Royal iconic sights including the Three Sisters and Govett’s Leap Lookout. Travel off-road to Airport transfers Flying Doctor Service, a crucial service which provides a lifeline for people living in secluded lookouts for peaceful short bushwalks. There is time to relax before enjoying 12 nights’ hand-picked accommodation remote Australian communities. This evening, dine under the stars and enjoy an a delicious meal featuring produce sourced from local suppliers. Hotel: Fairmont Meals and touring as noted incredible dinner cooked in a bush camp oven featuring some traditional bush foods. Resort, Blue Mountains. Travel by luxury coach Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters Hotel. Day 10: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley (B,L,D) Day 5: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon (B,L,D) Travel to the Hunter Valley for a day of good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. Drive through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Kings Canyon. Along the way you’ll Indulge with exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an take a walk to the dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm), created over millions of years. exceptional tasting lunch before spending the afternoon at your leisure. Tonight enjoy Apr 9: Aug 27; Oct 8; Nov 12, 2019 Travel off-road along the Mereenie Loop road and past Tylers Lookout and Gosses dinner at the resort. Hotel: Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley. Feb 4; Mar 3, 2020 Bluff. This afternoon, walk along the creek bed of Kings Canyon followed by a delicious Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney (B) dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. FROM $7,525 per person Become part of a big boat sailing crew on board a luxury yacht. Take in the harbor’s based on double occupancy Day 6: Kings Canyon – Uluru (B,L) iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and small secluded Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change. At sunrise, join a 3.7-mile Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon to see coves surrounded by multi-million dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you Day 3: Great Barrier Reef (B,L)

Includes

Departs

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia & New Zealand

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand 21 day guided vacation A perfect mix of modern cities and ancient landscapes characterizes this epic journey across two nations. Gems like the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour and breathtaking Milford Sound complement a world of ancient Aboriginal tradition in Australia’s Red Centre and vivid Maori culture in Rotorua. From tropical Cairns to the towering mountain peaks of the Land of the Long White Cloud, you’ll be amazed at every turn.

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Great Barrier Reef. Tourism & Events QLD

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Uluru. Sarena Hyland, Tourism NT

Bondi Beach. Destination NSW

Pohutu Geyser. Tourism Rotorua

a semi-submersible. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This Day 18: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B) evening enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow Drive down the coast and over Haast Pass to travelers for a Welcome Reception and dinner onboard Melbourne’s famous Day 10: Cairns – Sydney (B) the historic village of Arrowtown, a former Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Melbourne, 3 nights. This morning is free before transferring to the airport for your flight to Sydney (not mining village, before arriving in Queenstown included). Hotel: InterContinental Sydney, 3 nights. for an orientation tour. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Milford Sound Day 2: Melbourne Sights (B) Queenstown, 3 nights. Day 11: Sydney (B,L) Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour this morning, then discover its gracious arcades, eclectic laneways and vibrant street art on a private walking tour. Dig your heels in the sand at the famous Bondi Beach, before returning to the city Day 19: Milford Sound (B,L) for a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House. Enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise on Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the Day 3: Melbourne (B) Sydney Harbour. shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, to Milford Explore Melbourne at your leisure or take an optional tour. Sound. Enjoy lunch and a cruise on the Sound Day 12: Sydney (B,D) before returning to Queenstown. Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs (B,D) Today is free for you to explore Sydney at your leisure or take an optional tour. This Day 20: Queenstown (B,D) Fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs (not included). Visit the School of the Air evening, rejoin the group for dinner in a local restaurant on the water. Day 1: Melbourne (D)

and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, ‘Be My Guest’ for a homecooked, gourmet barbecue dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Day 13: Sydney – Auckland (B,D) Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort. Transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Auckland (not included). This evening, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. Hotel: The Cordis Auckland, 2 nights. Day 5: Alice Springs – Uluru (B) Travel through the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges to Ayers Rock. Sparkling Day 14: Auckland (B)

Today is free for you to explore Queenstown at your leisure or take an optional tour. This evening, join your fellow travelers for an exclusive farewell dinner at the restored historic Railway Shipping Office, the BoatShed.

View the magical Uluru sunrise, then learn more about the rock art and stories You’re invited to a ‘Be My Guest’ country-style lunch at the Red Barn on the of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta Waikato farm owned by Lance and Bridgette O’Sullivan. Continue to Rotorua and and take a walk at Walpa Gorge before watching the sun set. enjoy a traditional Hangi Dinner and cultural performance. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua. Day 7: Uluru – Cairns (B) Join an Indigenous artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Day 16: Rotorua – Christchurch (B)

Includes

wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set behind Uluru. Hotel: Start the day with a sightseeing tour and a cruise on Waitemata Harbour before Day 21: Depart Queenstown (B) Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock, 2 nights. time at leisure. This afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. After breakfast, transfer to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight. Day 6: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B) Day 15: Auckland – Rotorua (B,L,D)

Anangu artist will provide cultural insights, explaining the meanings of local Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see totems and help you paint your own artwork. Fly to Cairns in the afternoon geysers, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs before flying to Christchurch (not included). Hotel: Hilton Cairns, 3 nights. (not included). On arrival, enjoy a city tour of Christchurch. Hotel: Distinction Hotel, Christchurch. Day 8: Cairns (B) Today is free for you to explore Cairns at your leisure or take an optional tour. Day 17: Christchurch – Tranz Alpine - Franz Josef (B,D) Travel on the TranzAlpine train to Arthur’s Pass. Regarded as one of the world’s great train journeys, it passes through fertile farmlands to rugged gorges and iceBoard a high speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef where fed streams and lakes. At Hokitika visit a greenstone ( jade) factory. Take a short you can snorkel or stay dry, and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of walk to view Franz Josef Glacier. Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef. Day 9: Great Barrier Reef (B,L,D)

Airport transfers 20 nights’ quality accommodation Meals and touring as noted Travel by luxury coach

Departs

Apr 14; Jun 2, 30; Aug 11; Sep 1, 15, 29; Oct 13; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 15, 29, 2019. Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar 1,8, 15, 2020

FROM $7,025 per person based on double occupancy

Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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East Coast to West Coast

Sydney, Rock and Reef

14 days

11 days

Great Barrier Reef. Tourism & Events QLD

Tropical North QLD

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

Pikes Winery, SATC Photographer

Journey from the Melbourne to Perth, exploring the scenic highlights along the way. Explore the Great Ocean Road, get up close with wildlife on Kangaroo Island and go wine tasting in the Margaret River.

Day 1: Arrive Sydney

Day 8: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Day 1: Melbourne (D)

On arrival in Sydney, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel by private vehicle.

Today, experience the Great Barrier Reef as you board a sailing catamaran to the Low Isles, a tropical cay island on the Great Barrier Reef. Join a guided snorkel tour or a glass bottom boat tour.

On arrival in Melbourne, transfer to your accommodation. The day is free to explore the city before boarding the Colonial Tramcar for dinner.

Day 9: Daintree Rainforest

Tour one of Australia’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road. View the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge along the shipwreck coast.

Day 2: Sydney Enjoy a morning tour of the major Sydney sights including the chance to take the iconic photo of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge before heading out to Manly Beach. Return in time to join a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour then the rest of the day is free.

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.

Admirals Arch. SATC

Day 2: Melbourne (L)

Day 3: Melbourne

Perth. The two-day trip travels across the Nullabor Plain and includes meals and Off Train experiences. Day 10: Perth On arrival at the Perth train station, transfer to your hotel. Day 11: Perth Travel to Rottnest Island for a full day of adventure. See remote coastline, secluded beaches and encounter rarely seen wildlife, including quokkas.

Day 3-4: Sydney

Day 10: Port Douglas

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens; take a full day tour to the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley, the choice is yours to explore at leisure.

A free day to relax, shop or perhaps take an optional tour or cruise.

Visit Churchill Island, the Koala Conservation Centre and the Penguin Parade Visitors Centre. Before dusk, watch Fairy Penguins battle the surf and make their way to the dune burrows.

Day 11: Port Douglas departure

Day 4: Adelaide

Your journey ends with a transfer from your hotel to Cairns Airport.

Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Adelaide (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring Adelaide at your leisure.

Day 13: Margaret River – Perth (B, L)

Day 5: Adelaide

Day 14: Depart Perth

Travel to South Australia’s premium wine region, the Barossa, for a food and wine journey. Sample some of the regions finest wines and gourmet food.

Transfer for Perth airport for your onward flight.

Day 5: Sydney – Ayers Rock Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (not included). On arrival transfer to your hotel; the remainder of the day is free until late afternoon, when you dine under the stars at the Sound of Silence Dinner. Day 6: Ayers Rock Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area and watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Continue to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge and spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations before returning to Ayers Rock Resort. Join a tour around the base of Uluru in the afternoon and then witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset. Day 7: Ayers Rock – Port Douglas Transfer from your hotel to Ayers Rock airport for your flight to Cairns (not included). On arrival in Cairns, a transfer will be provided to your hotel in Port Douglas. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Includes 10 nights hotel accommodation, choice of hotel grade Sydney city tour and Harbour lunch cruise Sounds of Silence dinner Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour Uluru base and sunset tour Low isle cruise including lunch Daintree Rainforest tour including lunch Airport transfers

From $1,748 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Day 6: Adelaide - Kangaroo Island (L) Transfer by coach to Cape Jervis to board your ferry to Kangaroo Island. Join a full-day tour that visits Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided beach walk. Visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park before transferring to your hotel. Day 7: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide (B, L) Visit Clifford’s Honey Farm, enjoy lunch at Hanson Bay and travel to Flinders Chase National Park to see the Remarkables and Admirals Arch before returning to Adelaide. Day 8-9: Adelaide – Perth (L,D) Board the Indian Pacific for a scenic rail journey to

Day 12: Perth - Margaret River (L, D) Journey to the Margaret River Region, renowned for food, wine and natural wonders and see the sights along the way. Enjoy five guided tastings and learn about what goes on behind cellar doors before returning to Perth.

Includes 11 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade 2 night’s onboard The Indian Pacific including meals and Off Train Excursions Colonial Tramcar Dinner Great Ocean Road tour Phillip Island tour Barossa Valley tour 2 days touring on Kangaroo Island Margaret River Tour Airport transfers

From $4,267 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


Naturally Australia 15 days

Kangaroo, Jess Bonde

Misty Red Peak Boardwalk. Brad Newton

Norman Reef, Tourism & Events QLD

Bondi Beach. James Horan

Explore Australia’s diverse landscape, a plethora of astounding natural attractions including the Great Ocean Road, Kangaroo Island, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest and the iconic harbor city, Sydney. Day 1: Melbourne (D)

touring. Travel the North Coast, and see wallabies and kangaroos in the wild. Transfer by private vehicle from Melbourne Airport to your hotel for a two- After a delicious seafood barbecue lunch, visit Seal Bay. night stay. The remainder of your day is at leisure until you board the historic Tramcar Restaurant for an early dinner. Day 8: Kangaroo Island (B,L,D)

Day 14 Blue Mountains (L)

Day 2: Melbourne (L)

Day 15: Depart Sydney

Visit Flinders Chase National Park and Remarkable Rocks. See Admirals Arch, a Melbourne is renowned for its hidden lanes and arcades. Today, join an coastal grotto, enjoy a picnic lunch and then explore more of the island. indulgent morning walk through the backstreets and discover artisan and specialty retailers, and see quirky cafes, independent designers, street art, Day 9: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide – Cairns (B) architecture and learn of historic tales in these walkways. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide and then onto Cairns (not included). On arrival, transfer to your accommodation. Remainder of Day 3: Melbourne – Apollo Bay your day is at leisure. Travel along the Great Ocean Road, stopping to view native wildlife, small Day 10: Daintree National Park (L) seaside towns an Otway National Park. A unique experience awaits today. Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Gorge Walk Day 4: Apollo Bay – Mount Gambier at Mossman Gorge to learn about dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources After breakfast, continue along the Shipwreck Coast to see the Twelve Apostles, and traditional plant use before tea and then join an informative cruise on the London Bridge and other icons of Australia’s natural beauty before traveling to Daintree River. Mount Gambier for an overnight stay. Day 11: Great Barrier Reef (L) Day 5: Mount Gambier – Adelaide Today visit Upolu Cay on the Great Barrier Reef and two reef sites to see the Your day commences with a visit to Naracoorte Caves National Park before abundant sea life from the underwater observatory and the beautiful coral from continuing through the wine regions to Adelaide. a glass bottom boat or snorkeling excursion. Day 6: Adelaide (L)

Day 12: Cairns – Sydney

Enjoy an exciting day’s exploration of new food and wine experiences combined Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney (not included). On arrival, with an exhilarating journey through the pristine natural beauty of the Fleurieu transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay. Remainder of day is at leisure. Peninsula. Day 13: Essential Sydney (L) Day 7: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island (B,L,D) Join a small-group tour to see the sites of Sydney and enjoy lunch at the Cruising Transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island for a day of Yacht Club of Australia.

Visit the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and all the notable sights including the Three Sisters, Eaglehawk Lookout and Govett’s Leap. After breakfast, transfer to Sydney Airport for your onward flight arrangements.

Includes 14 night’s five-star accommodation Melbourne Lanes & Arcades tour, including lunch Three days car rental including GPS and unlimited mileage Fleurieu Peninsula Food and Wine tour, including lunch Two-full days touring on Kangaroo Island Daintree Rainforest tour Great Barrier Reef cruise Essential Sydney tour Blue Mountains tour Airport transfers Meals as noted

FROM $5,395 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia & New Zealand

Ultimate Australia 12 day independent vacation Immerse yourself in an epic Australian adventure as you experience the insider’s Melbourne and Sydney, marvel at the Outback’s monolithic wonder of Uluru, explore the Great Barrier Reef from your own island hideaway, and take in the Blue Mountains National Park’s stunning vistas.

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Longitude 131°

Great Ocean Road. Tourism Victoria

Milford Sound

Longitude 131°

Longitude 131°

Anchor Bay Paddleboarding

Day 1: Arrive Melbourne

flight to Cairns (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the remainder of the evening enjoying your scenic surrounds. On arrival into Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. This afternoon, join a private walking tour of the city exploring Day 6: Cairns – Lizard Island the maze of arcades and laneways with edgy art galleries, trendy cafés and Fly to Lizard Island, your own secluded oasis on the northern end of the Great funky boutiques. Barrier Reef. Day 2: Great Ocean Road Day 7-8: Lizard Island Travel the most scenic part of the Great Ocean Road by road before taking to the skies. Stretching along the southern coast of Victoria, The Great Ocean Road boasts charming towns, monstrous cliffs, roaring seas and tranquil coves. Visit the wild koalas of Kennett River and meet some of Australia’s most colorful birds before sampling award-winning food, fantastic local wines and panoramic views in a carefully selected restaurant in Apollo Bay. Board your helicopter and take one of the world’s truly great scenic flights, with breathtaking aerial views of the Twelve Apostles, Moonlight Head, The Cape Otway Light Station, Gibson’s steps and Loch Ard Gorge before a gentle touch down back in Apollo Bay and returning to Melbourne by road.

Spend your days enjoying a range of guided and self-guided experiences, including snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding and more. Relax on a secluded beach or enjoy some pampering in the on-site spa. Day 9: Lizard Island – Sydney After a relaxing few days, fly to Cairns to connect with your flight to Sydney (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Day 10: Sydney

Explore Sydney on a five-hour private tour that showcases the best sights, including the historic Rocks district, Royal Botanical Gardens, Parliament House, Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (not included). You will Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary’s Cathedral, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Harbour be met and transferred to Longitude 131°, the luxurious tented accommodation Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Enjoy lunch at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on the edge of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. After settling in, enjoy a sunset tour before returning to the city via Rose Bay and Vaucluse. of mythical Uluru, watching the colors change as the sun drops beyond the horizon. Day 11: Blue Mountains Day 4: Ayers Rock Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a private full-day tour Day 3: Melbourne – Ayers Rock

Longitude 131° offers an exceptional touring program designed exclusively for guests. Select from a range of experiences on offer which include Walpa Gorge, Gallery tours or upgrade to their Bespoke Experiences for an intimate experience.

tailor-made for you. Marvel over the Three Sisters, peek into the Jenolan Caves or ride the railway and cable car at Scenic World. See kangaroos and koalas at the Featherdale Wildlife Park or escape the tourist trail with a guided walk, customize your day to suit your interests.

Day 5: Ayers Rock – Cairns

Day 12: Depart Sydney

After breakfast, there is free time before transferring to the airport for your After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Includes 2 nights’ Crown Towers Melbourne Half-day Private Melbourne city tour Full-day Great Ocean Road Drive/Fly experience, including lunch 2 nights’ Longitude 131°, including all meals, open bar, National Park fees and Signature experiences 1 night Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns 3 nights’ Lizard Island, all meals, open bar, use of motorized dinghies, stand up paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel equipment 3 nights’ InterContinental Sydney, Club access including twilight drinks and canapés, light refreshments and private registration Half-day Private Sydney city tour, including lunch Full-day Private Blue Mountains tour, including lunch Breakfast daily Private airport transfers

FROM $9,599 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Rail Journeys The Indian Pacific

The Indian Pacific

Australia is a vast country and you are certain to see more from a rail cabin window than 35,000 feet in the air. The Ghan and the Indian Pacific travel through some of the most spectacular regions in Australia. Enjoy the Off Train Experiences to discover more along the way. Book and pay six months in advance and receive discounted Advance Purchase Fares.

The Ghan

The Ghan The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition

Alice Springs Telegraph Station

The Indian Pacific

The Indian Pacific

If you are seeking a truly authentic Australian Adventure following the footsteps and camel tracks of Australia’s pioneers, then board The Ghan. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys enjoy a unique insight into the spectacular and ever changing landscapes in comfort and style. This all-inclusive experience allows guests to taste regionally inspired cuisine such as crocodile or barramundi fish and well as quality Australian wines and beers.

Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a kind experience as you travel through the heart of Australia on the Ghan Expedition. Beginning in Darwin, this epic four day, three night 1851 mile tour will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in style. Travel in the air-conditioned comfort of Platinum or Gold Service by night and by day enjoy the unique Off Train Experiences.

From the spectacular heights of the majestic Blue Mountains to the beautifully barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, this is truly a journey of contrasts. The Train’s four day/three night journey from Sydney and Perth is punctuated by a range of wonderful, included, Off Train Experiences that allow guests to immerse themselves in each of the unique environments the Indian Pacific travels through.

Off Train Experiences (included)

Off Train Experiences (included)

Off Train Experiences (included)

Katherine: Cruise Nitmiluk Gorge cruise, join a Nitmiluk Gorge Rock Art cruise or experience an Outback Station experience. Upgrades available for a flight at Nitmilik Gorge.

Broken Hill: (Westbound). Explore the quirkiness of the Silver City and discover the history of mining.

Katherine: Cruise Nitmiluk Gorge, experience an Outback Station join the Nitmiluk Gorge Rock Art Cruise. Upgrade to a flight over the Gorge. Alice Springs: Visit the local landmarks including the Desert Park or Simpsons Gap. Upgrade to Pyndan Camel Tracks or a heli-scenic flight. Marla: (Northbound). Witness an unforgettable sunrise. Manguri: (Southbound). Star gazing in the Outback. Price includes: Cabin accommodation (Gold or Platinum Service), all meals and a selection of beverages onboard and Off Train Experiences.

Alice Springs: Explore the Alice Springs Desert Park, join a town tour, take a discovery walk in Simpsons Gap or follow the trails on a mountain bike adventure. Barbecue Dinner at Alice Springs Telegraph Station this evening. Upgrade to a scenic flight over Uluru.

Broken Hill: (Eastbound). Enjoy a Priscilla inspired drag show or the artistic culture that abounds in the area. Blue Mountains: Eastbound). Experience World Heritage-listed landscapes. Adelaide: (Eastbound). Enjoy a city sights or Central Market tour.

Coober Pedy: Explore Coober Pedy and learn of the town’s opal history, see underground churches or discover the majestic Breakaways.

Adelaide: (Westbound). Tour the Barossa Valley (winter months) or McLaren Vale (summer months).

Price includes: Cabin accommodation (Gold or Platinum Service), all meals and a selection of beverages onboard and Off Train Experiences.

Rawlinna: (Westbound). Experience Outback dining.

Kalgoorlie: (Eastbound). Discover a city that retains a sense of adventure. Cook: (Eastbound). Nullabor Lunch. Price includes: Cabin accommodation (Gold or Platinum Service), all meals and a selection of beverages onboard and Off Train Experiences.

Departs once a week, 10 months a year. Journeys can start in Darwin, Alice Springs or Adelaide. Longest journey is three days/two nights (Adelaide – Darwin vice versa across all trains). Choice of Gold or Platinum Service.

Operates March – October. Journeys start in Darwin. Expedition is 4 days/3 nights (Darwin – Adelaide). Choice of Gold or Platinum Service.

Departs once a week, year round. Journeys can start in Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. Longest duration is 4 days/3 nights (Perth – Sydney vice versa across all trains). Choice of Gold or Platinum Service.

Price per person twin share, from: 3,657

Price per person twin share, from: 5,710

Price per person twin share, from: 1,340

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Australia & New Zealand Rental Cars

Avis Australia & New Zealand 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 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 Kia Rio or similar

(AU) Group E Full Size

(NZ) Group P Intermediate SUV

(NZ) Group V Premium Van

Toyota Camry or similar

Toyota RAV4 or similar

Hyundai imax or similar

(NZ) Group G Compact SUV

(AU) Group C Intermediate Auto

Avis Australia

Toyota Corolla or similar

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

Avis New Zealand

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.

Price per day, from*: Group B - Compact Auto Group C - Intermediate Group D - Standard

3-6 days

7-13 days

91

93

102

95

102

95

Group E - Full Size

106

99

Group P - Full Size Elite

133

124

Group V - Full Size Van

132

122

Group K - SUV

118

109

Group W - Full Size 4WD

178

165

Holden Trax or similar

Includes: – Unlimited miles – Airport/Wharf fee – Standard insurance – Loss Damage Waiver (LWD) (subject to a deductible) – Goods and services Tax (GST) – GPS Inclusive Rates exclude: – One-way fees if applicable – Late ferry fee if applicable – Refueling services fee – Sundry rental equipment – Additional insurances – Security Bond – Road tolls and traffic infringements – Miscellaneous & optional charges Note: Minimum 3-day rental. Damage deductible for Passenger Cars is NZ $3500 + GST (Group A, C, D, E, H, G) and NZ $4,250 +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*:

3-6 days

7-13 days

Group C - Compact Hatch

119

113

Group G - Compact SUV

126

120

Group D - Intermediate

127

120

Group E - Full Size

130

123

Group K - Hybrid Eco

131

124

Group P - Intermediate SUV

135

127

Group F - Full Size SUV

148

140

Group W - Premium AWD

174

164

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Australia & New Zealand Motorhomes

maui Motorhomes Renting a maui motorhome allows you the space and freedom to travel at your own pace and combines transport with accommodation. Enjoy the reliability and security of Australasia’s largest rental vehicle operator. Ultima

Cascade

Ultima Plus

River

Beach

Ultima

Sleeps up to 2 Kiwi or Aussie cuisine on the built in BBQ - Choice of double bed or two singles - Built in BBQ, gas stove & microwave - Solar power - Plenty of storage - External table - Toilet and shower - Fridge - DVD player with flat screen 80

Ultima Plus

Cascade

Sleeps up to 2 adults +1 child

Sleeps up to 4

Perfect for a family of three - Choice of double bed or two singles in the rear plus a single bed at the front - Built in BBQ, gas stove & microwave - Solar power - External table - Toilet and shower - DVD player with flat screen - Fridge

Beach

A Stylish way to travel -

2 double beds Fixed awning Solar power Reversing Camera External storage locker Bike racks can be fitted (bike rack and bike hire additional cost, NZ only) - Toilet and shower - Fridge

-

River

Sleeps up to 4

Sleeps up to 6

Unparalleled personal space

Space and storage for families

2 double beds Fixed awning Solar power Reversing Camera External storage locker Toilet and shower DVD player with flat screen Gas stove and microwave Fridge

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3 double beds Fixed awning Solar power Reversing Camera External storage locker Toilet and shower DVD player with flat screen Gas stove and microwave Fridge


maui, New Zealand

maui Australia/New Zealand Price Includes: – Unlimited mileage – Airport transfers to/from depot (NZ) – Vehicle Liability (Liability deposit applies) – Third-party property (deductible applies, reduced by purchasing additional) – 24-hour customer service helpline – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – 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 (NZ) – Gas bottle refills – Extra driver fee – Tolls and Traffic Notices – Optional liability reduction

Queenstown, New Zealand

Rental Options:

Driver Requirements: Full driver’s license in English and drivers must be over the age of 21. Australia Rental Locations: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. New Zealand Rental Locations: Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. In Trip Tablet: Receive an in-vehicle tablet to use during your maui motorhome rental. Includes GPS, list of campgrounds, fuel stops and whole wide range of what to see and do as you travel.

All maui motorhomes are self-contained, automatic and guaranteed under two and half years of age. Upgrade to a maui Elite, which guarantees the vehicle is under one year old.

maui Australia

maui New Zealand

Price per day, from*:

Price per day, from*:

maui Ultima

107

maui Ultima

89

maui Ultima Plus

131

maui Ultima Plus

93

maui Cascade

131

maui Cascade

98

maui Beach maui River

141

maui Beach maui River

151

107 111

Maui Winery Havens from 145 Overnight stay in some of New Zealand and Australia’s award-winning and picturesque vineyards. Exclusive to maui, wake up amongst the vines, taste local wine and produce with your own included hamper of food and wine for two. Inclusive Pack From just AU$55 and NZ$55/day, an inclusive pack includes: Reduction of liability to nil Single vehicle rollover cover WiFi including 1GB of data Extra Drivers Linen Exchange Picnic Table and Chairs Baby/Booster seat Portable fan heater Snow chains (NZ) Ask us about Early Bird discounts and long hire discounts

* prices are based on Flex Rates effective October 21, 2018. Please call for competitive rates at time of booking.

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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

Paihia (Bay of Islands)

221

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

374 95 206 175

347 66 178 146

535 255 245 336

67 228 459 151

423 144 364 223

465 184 134 264

New Plymouth

Kaitaia 281 511 203

245 79

Stratford

281

Marton

Auckland

519

593

391

143

183

409

511

365

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

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

Picton Nelson Blenheim

Westport

Wanaka

Greymouth Hokitika

Picton

Franz Josef Glacier

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Ross

Rangiora Fox Glacier Lake Tekapo

Haast

Waipara

Pegasus Bay

Akaroa

Geraldine

Mt Aspiring Nat’l Park

Greymouth

Timaru Waimate

Wanaka Arrowtown

Cromwell

Oamaru

Queenstown Fjordland Nat’l Park

Alexandra

Te Anau

Otago Peninsula

Dunedin Winton

Gore Balclutha

Invercargill

x au ve

Riverton/ Aparima F Bluff o

Milton

Kaikoura

Christchurch

Ashburton

Lake Pukaki

Hanmer Springs

Temuka

Milford Sound

ait St r

Stewart Island/ Rakiura

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Westport

Pahiatua

Masterson

SOUTH ISLAND

Carterton Featherston Martinborough Wairarapa

Cape Palliser

Wellington

ait

171

Hastings Waipukurau

Feilding Dannevirke Palmerston North

Marlborough Sounds Levin Queen Charlotte Otaki Sound Paraparaumu

Str

266

344

Waiouru Taihape

Wanganui

Abel Tasman Tasman National Bay Park

273

Gisborne Wairoa Haw ke Napier ’s Ba

Tongariro National Park

Hawera

Gisborne

Murupara

Turangi

Inglewood

Hamilton

Portage

65

Rotorua

Taumarunui

Cook

183

Whakatane Kawerau Opotiki

Otorohanga Tokoroa Te Kuiti

Greytown

416

Cambridge

Taupo

465

414

Te Puke

Te Awamutu

Napier

South Island 209

Tauranga

Hamilton

NORTH ISLAND

Distance in miles (0.62 mile = 1km)

165

Whangamata

Waihi Morrinsville

y

334

206

330

Tairua

Thames Paeroa

46

326

Whitianga

Auckland

558

484

Peninsula Coromandel

Helensville

90

611

Bay of Islands


NEW ZEALAND 100% Pure, New Zealand is home to varying landscapes of bubbling mud pools, spectacular fiords, majestic glaciers, steaming volcanoes, rolling hills and rugged coastlines. Taste award-winning wines like Sauvignon Blanc or play a round of golf on an internationally acclaimed course, with stunning backdrops at every tee. Māori culture is an important part of New Zealand, and there are abundant opportunities to understand and experience the history and the present day form of Māori life. Experience a traditional welcome ceremony at the Māori cultural village and share in a ‘hangi’ feast of chicken and sweet potatoes. 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.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Graeme Murray

New Zealand provides vacation seekers a haven for those looking for peace and rejuvenation - as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers.

Maori Culture

Marlborough, Kieran Scott

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Auckland

Cordis Auckland

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

Cordis, Auckland – a new brand by Langham Hospitality group. Designed for guests who value heartfelt service and engaging experiences, Cordis Auckland is located in a lively uptown area, within walking distance of the city’s museum, galleries and thriving retail scene. The 411 modern rooms and suites are meticulously tailored to your way of life. Thoughtful extras and stylish interiors reveal a genuine attention to detail and high-speed tech features reflect the best in modern design. A contemporary restaurant and sophisticated Lobby Lounge offer stylish places to dine and socialize, while the peaceful Chuan Spa and a heated rooftop pool create the perfect urban retreat for guests to relax and unwind.

Sophisticated and modern, SKYCITY Grand hotel rooms are developed to provide guests with a sense of staying in a boutique urban lodge, reflecting natural colors, materials and textures throughout. Complimentary uncapped WiFi and all the standard facilities you’d expect of an international five-star hotel are available such as day spa, fitness center, indoor lap pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa. 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.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Hilton Auckland

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 deepsoaking 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.

Sleek rooms, gorgeous views, the perfect location - have it all at Hilton Auckland. The waterfront hotel is situated 980 feet out to sea on Princes Wharf, and has sundecks, private balconies and walls of windows for views of the harbor you won’t find anywhere else. Located a quick walk from the city center and Quay Street restaurants, shops and nightlife. A 24-hour concierge team is happy to set up sightseeing tours during your stay.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Welcome to

Auckland, North Island Auckland is an amazing city of bays, beaches, harbors, islands and vineyards. Nestled between two harbors, there is plenty to do and see! Explore the dormant volcanic island of Rangitoto, boat to Great Barrier Island, dive Goat Island Marine Reserve, go wine tasting on Waiheke Island, discover the Waitakere Ranges wilderness forests or explore the vibrant city’s museums, galleries and world-class shops.

Sky Tower, Auckland

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Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland

Heritage Hotel Auckland

SKYCITY Hotel

Grand Millennium Auckland provides 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 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.

Whether it is for one night or an extended stay, every guest needs a home away from home. Heritage Auckland provides that and much more. Set within one of the city’s most recognizable historic landmark buildings, the iconic Farmers department store building, it’s an Auckland hotel accommodation experience without peer. At the end of the day, we all need to unwind, and the hotel features an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, gym and a floodlit tennis court with racquets and balls available for guests to use complimentary.

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. Guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, valet parking, an executive car service, cardio gym and complimentary uncapped WiFi throughout the hotel. From the worldclass 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.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart

M Social Auckland

Grand Mercure Auckland

Located just a stone’s throw away from the serene waterfront in the Quay Park precinct, Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart is in prime position for both leisure and corporate guests. Explore Britomart’s best designer boutiques, dine at one of the many cafés or restaurants nearby or browse High Street’s cozy cobbled alley ways. The hotel is only 655 feet from Spark Arena’s world-class concerts and events, and also within walking distance to the corporate offices nearby.

M Social Auckland is made for the modern traveler, and 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 eight luxury suites, all facing the sea. Just footsteps away from the Viaduct Basin’s designer shops, great restaurants and clubs.

Located in the heart of the Auckland waterfront district and surrounded by designer boutiques and award-winning restaurants of Britomart, Grand Mercure Auckland embraces all of these elements to tell the story of its uniquely diverse city. These stories can be experienced from in-room amenities through to iconic pacific art and dining menus at Vue Restaurant & Bar, located at the top floor of the hotel.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

With 207 guest rooms, a dedicated conference floor and lifestyle spaces, Grand Mercure welcomes every traveler to explore the intimate ethnic mosaic of Auckland. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Auckland

Bush & Beach Wilderness Experience

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 awe-inspiring 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. PRICE GUIDE: $

Bush & Beach Hobbiton Express Tour

Auckland Māori Luxury Tour

See the very best sights of Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and the Waitakere Ranges on Auckland’s West Coast, learning about the fascinating Māori culture that is integral to Aotearoa (New Zealand) on this small group tour including lunch. Combine a great introduction to Māori culture with seeing ancient volcanoes, the Auckland Domain, Parnell, Tamaki Drive with the golden sands of Mission Bay, the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the marine village Devonport. Enjoy great views of the mystical volcano Rangitoto Island. Visit the Arataki Visitor Centre at the gateway to Auckland’s famous West Coast with its soaring cliffs and stunning, volcanic black sand beaches. Walk in a subtropical rainforest, admire Kauri trees and Silver ferns, learn the flora and fauna’s Māori names plus their importance as food and medicine. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch and park fees.

Private Auckland Tour including Airport Transfer

Begin or end your time in Auckland by combining an Auckland private tour with an airport transfer in a Mercedes luxury vehicle to or from Auckland Airport. Explore Auckland on a personalized tour to your interests and optimize your time by fitting it in around your flight arrival or departure. Departs: Daily. Duration: Up to 8 hours. Includes: Guided tour, Mercedes luxury vehicle and refreshments. Pick-up/drop-off in Auckland including airport and cruise terminal. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Private Auckland Wine & Dine Tour

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves

Matakana Coast Wine Country 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, and oysters. Marvel at a huge Kauri tree, Waiwera or enjoy swimming at magnificent Orewa Beach. Departs: Daily from 9am (or as requested). Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, Mercedes luxury vehicle and refreshments. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Auckland City Revealed 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.

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.

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 NZ$10 souvenir shopping voucher.

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 return to Auckland. This tour is also available in reverse from Rotorua to Auckland. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 9.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, guided tour and lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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This highlights tour is a journey of discovery designed to explore the history and sights and see how Aucklanders live and play. Pass Auckland University, Auckland Domain and Harbour Bridge, Queen St. and view the stunning views across the Hauraki Gulf. Drive to the summit of Mt Victoria on the North Shore. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Auckland

Discover the Bay of Islands

Caves & Kiwi – the Waitomo Experience

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, 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. Board the ferry to cruise from Paihia to Russell and wander through the cafés and museums along the waterfront, before returning 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 nature-based experience, join a Bay of Islands ecomarine adventure for the chance to get up close and even swim with the dolphins. Departs: Daily from 7.25am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. (Lunch options available, ask for details).

Join Bush and Beach for a full-day small-group tour that showcases the best of rural New Zealand landscape and all that Waitomo has to offer. Spend 90 minutes underground in the Ruakuri Caves to see amazing cave formations and glowworms (max. 18 people per tour). This walking tour is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking experience that allows you to get up close to the Waitomo glowworms as well as a wide range of limestone stalactite and stalagmite formations. After morning tea, take a 45-minute guided forest walk around the native forested gorge, natural sculpted cliffs and low limestone arches in the Ruakuri Valley followed by a New Zealand barbecue lunch in a beautiful rural location on a local farm. Continue to the Kiwi house and native bird park at Otorohanga. Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 11.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entrance fees and barbecue lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

SELF DRIVE Northern Discovery - 10 days

Day 1: Auckland On arrival you will be met by private vehicle and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a half-day city sights tour. Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands Collect your rental car and travel north to the subtropical Bay of Islands. Day 3: Bay of Islands Join a Cape Brett “Hole in the Rock” cruise, keeping an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland Return south to North Auckland’s coast. Orewa has a long stretch of sandy beach with views across to the Pacific Ocean. Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua Travel through farmland and forest to the geothermal city of Rotorua.

Bush & Beach Coromandel Day Tour

Day 6: Rotorua Full day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a memorable night of culture, song and dance followed by a traditional hangi dinner. Day 7: Rotorua – Hawke’s Bay Drive south via Lake Taupo and enjoy the scenery as the road changes from forest to rugged mountain ranges and then to fertile vineyards as you continue on to Hawke’s Bay. Day 8: Hawke’s Bay – Wellington Enjoy the clean, green scenery as you travel south to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.

Experience Coromandel Peninsula’s sheltered bays and 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 journey through the rugged landscape before you enjoy a quiet stroll in pristine forest amongst magnificent Kauri trees.

Day 9: Wellington Day at leisure. A variety of activities are available including the Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s National Museum, one of the best interactive museums in the world.

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 whitesandy beach. The return walk down to the beach takes approximately 80 minutes (walk subject to guide’s discretion). Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and Driving Creek Railway admission. Note: Reasonable walking ability required. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Day 10: Depart Wellington Your vacation ends with rental car return to Wellington Airport or ferry terminal. Includes: Eight days car hire including GPS and unlimited mileage, nine nights’ accommodation, Auckland City tour, Hole in the Rock Cruise, traditional hangi dinner and entertainment. Piha Beach, Auckland. Julian Apse

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Bay of Islands

The Sanctuary Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

This elegant retreat is located five minutes from Paihia and offers a tranquil and private haven that is wrapped in native New Zealand bush and looks out over the sea to Russell. There are four very spacious suites that boast private balconies, luxurious furnishings and décor and beautiful ensuite bathrooms.

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.

Welcome to

Bay of Islands The Bay of Islands is an aquatic playground, just four hours north of Auckland. Cruise through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Piercy Island, see the Haruru Falls where the water falls in a horse shoe shape, or visit Pompallier, a Catholic missionary house made from rammed earth.

The ambience of this property is one of relaxation, wellness and rejuvenation. The lodge boasts stylish contemporary décor, featuring stunning New Zealand artwork. Dining at Sanctuary Bay of Islands is a unique experience, enjoy the most delicious organic foods, carefully prepared to provide a taste sensation that is good for you. Includes: Petit déjeuner breakfast, a welcome drink, WiFi and local phone calls.

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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

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-conditioned 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.

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, lounges and dining rooms. The Lodge accommodation has 22 large guest suites and a twobedroom Owner’s Cottage, providing utmost luxury. Superb facilities include two tennis courts, a par 72 championship golf course, infinity pool, gym, spa, and three secluded beaches for the perfect seaside escape.

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

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

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Bay of Islands

Discover Cape Reinga Day Tour

Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter

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 Houhora. Departs: Daily from Paihia, Russell or Kerikeri from 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

The Hole Experience - Scenic Flight & Landing

Step on board our catamaran Dolphin Seeker and set off to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands in search of dolphins, whales and other marine life. Cruise past unspoiled 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 (conditions permitting). The crew have years of experience locating dolphins and whales in these waters, so keep your camera handy and enjoy the sights from the largest viewing decks in the Bay. Departs: Daily at 9am and 1.30pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Free one way ferry ticket so you can explore Russell or Paihia at your leisure. If we are unsuccessful in viewing dolphins or whales on your cruise, you will be offered a ‘Go Again For Free’ voucher for another Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise. Subject to availability and on a standby basis.

Experience the Hole in the Rock up close and on foot, landing by helicopter on the exclusive Salt Air helipad on top of the island. During the 15-minute stop, take in the stunning views looking towards Cape Brett from the steep cliffs. Very few people have ever ventured on the island in this way before, making it a ‘must-do’ experience. Being surrounded by steep cliffs (over 490 feet high) and stunning scenery looking towards Cape Brett and its surrounds, this unique landing location will no doubt appeal to the adventurous.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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.

Extend your tour to one-hour and enjoy a short walk and cultural tour with a Māori Guide for approximately 30 minutes. Departs: Salt Air’s helipad at Paihia daily on demand and subject to weather conditions. Duration: 35 minutes – 1 hour. Includes: Scenic flight and landing. Bay of Islands, Northland

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Coromandel

970 Lonely Bay

LUXE

SELF DRIVE Ultimate Central North Island Experience - 10 days

Welcome to

The Coromandel The Coromandel Peninsula is a favorite vacation spot amongst locals. With native forest around volcanic hills, easy access to both bush and beach, a vibrant arts culture, charming colonial architecture and renowned water gardens, it’s easy to understand why. Dig your own hot water spa on Hot Water Beach or hike one the many tracks around Cathedral Cove, which is only accessible by foot or boat.

Day 1: Auckland – Hamilton Nestled in native bush close to the seaside town of Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, this luxury lodge offers four spacious suites. Each has a king bed and luxury ensuite with bathtub, walk-in shower and New Zealand toiletries. The luxurious Estuary Terrace Suite with its expansive terrace and outdoor fire, is perfect for honeymooners. Relax in the spacious solarium opening to terraces and gardens leading across to Cooks Beach and Lonely Bay. Retreat to the peaceful library and Snug. Explore the marine reserve at Hahei, visit Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

Collect your rental vehicle and drive from Auckland to Hamilton. Stop at the Waitomo Caves to see the glowworms and perhaps participate in other adventures on offer. Day 2: Hamilton – Rotorua Stroll through Hamilton Gardens driving to Matamata, home of the Hobbiton Movie Set for a tour before continuing on to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy entertainment and a traditional hangi dinner.

Includes: Cooked and continental breakfast daily, locally sourced inroom refreshments, including house wine and complimentary WiFi.

Day 3: Rotorua – Taupo Enjoy a free morning in Rotorua before traveling to Taupo.

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Day 4: Taupo Cruise Lake Taupo and view the 46-foot high Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings. Your afternoon is free to explore at your leisure.

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Day 5: Taupo – Tongariro National Park Drive to the Ruapehu region; visit the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks with their breathtaking volcanoes and rivers. Day 6: Tongariro National Park – Hawke’s Bay Today, make your way to Napier and join a two-hour Art Deco walk. Day 7: Hawke’s Bay – Gisborne Drive from Napier to Gisborne in Eastland, the first region in the world to see the sunrise every day. Day 8: Gisborne - Whakatane

This secluded hideaway is situated on Mount Pauanui, a two-hour drive from Auckland. The 48 well-appointed 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.

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Free time in Gisborne before continuing along the Pacific Coast Highway, around East Cape to Whakatane. Day 9: Whakatane - The Coromandel Join a half-day tour to White Island before driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to The Coromandel. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the iconic coastline, perhaps visiting Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach. Day 10: The Coromandel - Auckland Free morning in The Coromandel before making your way to Auckland and returning your rental vehicle at Auckland Airport. Includes: 10 days car hire including GPS and unlimited mileage, nine nights accommodation, Hobbiton Movie Set tour, cruise on Lake Taupo, 2-hour Art Deco Walk and a White Island tour. Price per person twin share, from: 1,665


Bay of Plenty

Bay Explorer Island and Wildlife Cruise

White Island Rendezvous

Welcome to

Bay of Plenty The Bay of Plenty is home to long white surf beaches and New Zealand’s only active marine volcano, White Island, accessible from Whakatane. There is plenty to do and see including big-game fishing, dolphin watching or hiking to the summit of Mt Maunganui’s volcanic cone or through the Kaimai-Mamaku Ranges.

The team from Bay Explorer love getting guests close to the seasonal marine animals. Keep your eye out for marine wildlife including dolphins, penguins, seals, sharks, stingray, orca, turtles, whales, sunfish, school fish, and numerous seabirds. Whilst onboard, the crew provide commentary with great information on the Bay’s ecology and local marine wildlife. At midday, the ’Bay Explorer’ drops anchor at a calm outer island cove, where you have the opportunity to kayak, standup paddleboard or swim. The spacious ‘Bay Explorer’ is Tauranga’s largest charter boat with comfortable indoor seating downstairs. The top level offers 360-degree wildlife viewing with seating with a large open-air sundeck. Bring your own lunch and use the onboard barbecue facilities and take advantage of the licensed bar offering chilled beverages. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Use of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Centrally located near Whakatāne’s main shopping precinct and only a 10-minute drive from Ohope Beach, White Island Rendezvous offers boutique-style accommodation with an on-site café. Heated guest rooms are fitted with ironing equipment and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Each has a microwave, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Tours to the White Island and Whale Island depart from the hotel. PRICE GUIDE: $

White Island Tour

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Waimarino Glowworm Tour

Cruise across the pristine waters of the Bay of Plenty to White Island (Whakaari), New Zealand’s most active volcano. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud and the spectacular main crater. Learn about the island’s fascinating history and its often tragic stories. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Permits, safety equipment and a light packed lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary Tour While you can see glowworms elsewhere in New Zealand, and paddle a sea kayak in many places around the world, this is the only place that combines the two for a magical and truly unique experience. The tour begins with some light refreshments beside the lake. As the sun begins to set, you will be briefed on how to kayak by the guides before launching onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight. Paddle your kayak up the lake and prepare to be blown away by the mysterious canyon. With the night sky and stars above, glowworms glittering the canyon walls, and all the reflections in the still water below. Departs: Daily before sunset. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Refreshments, kayaking and safety equipment.

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Take a short boat ride to visit Whale Island (Moutohorā), one of New Zealand’s little-known treasures. Highly restricted and free of pests, this is your opportunity to see New Zealand’s wildlife as nature intended it. Learn about the islands fascinating history and enjoy time at Sulphur Bay, Moutohorā’s very own hot water beach. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 4.5–5 hours. Includes: Permits. PRICE GUIDE: $ 91


Rotorua

Solitaire Lodge New Zealand

Regent of Rotorua

Solitaire Lodge offers secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location. Styled with comfort in mind, all nine luxurious suites feature panoramic views over Lake Tarawera’s still deep waters. Renowned for its fine dining, Solitaire lodge serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh regional produce and complemented by superb wines from selected local vineyards. Feeling adventurous? Embark on a scenic helicopter flight over surrounding volcanic landscape, hike to the waterfalls or explore tranquil waters in a kayak or motorized dinghy.

Escape ordinary and prepare to be wowed by an eclectic mix of stylish spaces at Regent of Rotorua. Refreshingly original, the Regent marks the epitome of chic, first-class accommodation in the city. Featuring a restorative thermally heated pool, fabulous location in the heart of the city, the hotel is beside the famous dining precinct Eat Street and close to Lake Rotorua. The award-winning Regent Room offers stunning New Zealand cuisine and a selection of fine wines and cocktails. A friendly and professional team offer a warm welcome to all.

Welcome to

Rotorua Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland of bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs. Explore thermal reserves, meander around crater lakes or soak in mud and mineral pools. The city is the heartland of Māori culture where locals delight in sharing their legends, music and art. For adventure seekers, Rotorua has a myriad of activities including Zorbing, OGO, rafting and mountain biking.

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Includes: Breakfast, light lunch and five-course dinner daily, predinner drinks and canapés, complimentary mini-bar (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), WiFi and use of Lodge dinghies and kayaks.

Includes: Complimentary parking, WiFi and use of the pool and Jacuzzi.

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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.

Ideally situated near the shores of Lake Rotorua and within feet of the city center and restaurant sector, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside has 199 modern and spacious accommodation rooms with lake or city views. There are dedicated conference and meeting facilities and guests can experience a delicious traditional Māori hangi at Matariki. Novotel Rotorua Lakeside is also the only Rotorua hotel to offer free geothermal mineral pools as well as a fully equipped gym and heated swimming pool, making this hotel perfect for business or leisure.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $


Rotorua

Sudima Lake Rotorua

Ibis Rotorua

Distinction Rotorua Hotel

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

Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua and just a short walk from the resort’s attractions, local cafés and restaurants, this is a great value-for-money hotel in an excellent location. The hotel’s location also allows you to explore the geothermal areas and the stunning natural scenery close by. The restaurant’s ‘Grab it and Go’ menu provides in-room dining as well as being open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests also have access to the hotel facilities at the adjoining Novotel for an additional fee.

Set amongst beautiful gardens and located adjacent to the Whakarewarewa Forest offering world-class mountain biking trails, this four-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 Māori Dinner & Show located only steps from your hotel room door. Guests enjoy complimentary use of the heated outdoor swimming pool, gym, private Jacuzzis and WiFi.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

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Geothermal Wonderland Tour

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Te Ra + Kai Ngawha (Steambox Experience)

On this 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: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, informative commentary and park entry fees.

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before – in two unforgettable zipline adventures. Step into a lost world and come face to face with towering trees and native flora, untouched for centuries in one of the most intact native eco-systems you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in this breathtaking country the way it once was – and hear the inimitable birdsong of New Zealand native birds. There are two unique eco-tour experiences to choose from, featuring a network of ziplines, suspended swingbridges, treetop platforms and forest trails, as you journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest. With a portion of each ticket invested in conservation, this number one ranked outdoor experience in Rotorua (Trip Advisor) is an adventure activity with brain and heart. Departs: Daily from 8am-6pm. Duration: 3-3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, small guided tour group, complimentary photos, all safety equipment, and rain gear if required.

The steam that billows throughout Te Whakarewarewa geothermal reserve has been used by 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), enjoy a flax weaving workshop and be 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 chef’s cooked lunch, exclusive guide and musical entertainment. Departs: Rotorua daily at 11am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Guided tour of Māori Cultural Centre, nocturnal Kiwi enclosure, Te Whakarewarewa geothermal reserve plus Steambox lunch and a bottle of water.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Rotorua

Rotorua City Sights

Māori Village Experience at Mitai

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.

Mitai Māori Village offers an authentic cultural experience including a traditional earth cooked hangi meal, powerful 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: Daily from 4.45pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and hangi dinner meal.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Tamaki Māori Village, Hangi & Concert

Kaituna Whitewater Raft – Kaitiaki Adventures

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

Snake through steep native bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome rapids and three waterfalls including world-renowned 23 foot Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! Blended with touches of Māori culture, this trip offers it all. Departs: Daily at 8:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Experience

Attention ‘Lord of the Rings’ fans! Discover the real Middle-earth 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: Fenton Street daily at 8am and 1:20pm. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing beverage to conclude your own ‘Hobbiton Movie Set Adventure’.

Experience the unique landscape and history of Mount Tarawera. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360 panoramic views this experience is ideal for all ages and includes an optional run in to the heart of the volcanic crater! Departs: Daily 8.15am and 1.15pm. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Waikato

Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Welcome to

Waikato The Waikato region enjoys a wealth of attractions including Waitomo, where you can go underground and experience the subterranean wonders at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Discover Middle-earth movie magic at the Hobbiton Movie Set at Matamata, ride the waves at Raglan’s famous left-hand surf break or explore the themed garden collections at Hamilton Gardens.

Superbly located in the center of Hamilton along the Waikato River, Novotel Tainui Hamilton offers 4.5 star comfort for travelers. Featuring well-appointed rooms with silence guaranteed, a comfortable bed, a soft duvet, harmonious colors – from the minute you doze off to the moment you wake. Start your day fresh with breakfast from the buffet in the light-filled Restaurant on Alma or on the terrace adjacent to the Waikato River, a delicious selection widely enjoyed by guests. Contemporary décor and natural light makes the restaurant a perfect choice to enjoy a meal, paired with a delicious locally infused menu and New Zealand beverage selection. Take time to stroll the beautiful river walks or alternatively hire a bike from the hotel and explore the city by bike trails. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

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Distinction Hotel Hamilton

Hamilton Gardens Guided Tours

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre offers 147 airconditioned hotel rooms and suites. The hotel’s new Superior Rooms and Suites have been designed to feature a modern and contemporary vibe. Guests will be treated to upgraded, luxury beds combined with sumptuous linen ensuring a restful night’s sleep, plush new carpet, increased soundproofing, comfortable armchairs and a work desk, 49” flat screen televisions, complimentary WiFi and individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Extensive guest services include a bar, gymnasium, two spa pools, and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel’s popular Garnett’s Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Located only minutes from the Hamilton city center and conveniently located to reach any out-of-town places of interest, the hotel is a favorite with vacationers. Waitomo Caves

A world of wonder awaits. Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Many of the current guides are descendants of the Māori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. On exiting the caves enjoy a walk through the native New Zealand bush back to the Visitor Centre. This is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction guided since the late 1880’s. Located just two hours from Rotorua, this unique region boasts local Māori culture and traditions. Departs: Daily every 30 minutes from 9am with the last tour at 5pm. Duration: 45 minutes. Includes: Boat ride and walk through Cathedral Cave.

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Telling the ‘Story of Gardens’ through themed garden collections, Hamilton Gardens explores different civilizations and recreates historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world. Guided tours give visitors the ‘inside story’ of how the Gardens were transformed from a rubbish dump into an internationally significant garden. Step from the peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholars’ garden into the Japanese Garden of Contemplation, before visiting the Indian Char Bagh Garden and New Zealand’s only outdoor productive Māori garden - Te Parapara Garden. Finish a guided tour in style with a gourmet picnic basket in one of the themed gardens. Departs: Tue and Thu at 11am. Duration: 75 minutes. Includes: 10% discount in the Hamilton Gardens Shop and complimentary car parking. PRICE GUIDE: $ 95


Taupo

Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo

Hilton Lake Taupo

With a magnificent location on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo and a flawless reputation of excellent service and cuisine, it is easy to see this hotel is a favorite with travelers. Luxurious suites with spa baths and stunning views are included in the selection of elegantly furnished rooms types. Includes: Complimentary car parking, WiFi, heated pool, ‘grotto’ pool, sauna, gym and tennis court.

Magnificent views over New Zealand’s largest lake with majestic mountains beyond are just the start of what this great hotel has to offer. Hilton Lake Taupo is conveniently located midway between Auckland and Wellington. From the romantic Victorian styling of its Heritage Wing to the array of modern facilities in the Mountain Wing, the hotel has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Hit the fitness center for a workout or play a match on the tennis courts. The sauna, steam room and heated spa pool are great places to unwind at the end of the day. Savor Bistro Lago’s delicious creations, accompanied by thoughtfully sourced wines spanning the best of New Zealand and beyond. Dine outside on the sweeping balcony and enjoy spectacular views.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Voyager Apartments, Taupo

Kinloch Manor and Villas

Voyager Apartments Taupo, offers spacious self-contained serviced apartment accommodation. All apartments feature air conditioning, full kitchens, and laundry, and offer one, two and three-bedroom configurations, all complete with contemporary furnishings, king size beds, SKY TV with 51 channels, complimentary parking, WiFi and cozy two person spa baths. All the apartments are serviced daily and offer a hotel standard of guest experience but feeling more like a home away from home. The year round heated outdoor swimming and plunge pool along with the quiet location close to the lake shore and within an easy stroll to the town center, all complete this year round resort.

Set in 254 hectares is the Kinloch Manor & Villas, a modern take of a Scottish castle overlooking the western bays of Lake Taupo, designed by the multi-award-winning New Zealand architect, Andrew Patterson and acclaimed New Zealand interior designer Virginia Fisher. A short stroll from the main lodge are 10 luxury villas, inspired to harmonize with the natural surroundings. Each villa presents a luxurious warm environment with several layouts to suit each traveler’s needs, including Junior Suites and one or two bedroom self-contained villas.

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Welcome to

Taupo A huge freshwater lake is the centerpiece of Taupo in an area comprised of volcanic mountains, geothermal wonders and crystal clear rivers. Visit iconic Huka Falls, watch geysers erupt, fish for rainbow trout, relax in a thermal mineral pool, cycle the Great Lake Trail and cruise the lake to see the Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings.

Complementing the lodge and villas is New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course, day spa, tennis courts and our signature ‘Estate to Plate’ dining philosophy. All guests will be treated to a personal experience of true luxury.

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Taupo

Ultimate Outdoor Experience

Hukafalls Jet

The Hidden Valley of Orakei Korako

Imagine being surrounded by lush native forest and pristine clear waters as you try your luck catching a trophy trout.

The only tour permitted that will take you to the base of the magnificent Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. Get set for a thrilling half-hour jet boat ride, filled with world-famous 360 degree spins, adventure and stunning New Zealand scenery. Hold on tight as the state of the art jet boat travels down the Waikato River at 50-miles an hour, leaving you with a heart pumping with adrenaline and a smile from ear to ear. You will pass native bush, sheer rock cliff faces and natural hot water streams. Hukafalls Jet have been operating since 1990 and have an outstanding track record of professionalism and safety. Departs: Daily, except for Christmas Day, from 8:30am–5pm. Duration: 1 hour. Includes: Hotel transfers available on request.

Orakei Korako ‘The Place of Adorning’ is a spectacular geothermal attraction located between Taupo and Rotorua, that straddles the Waikato River at Lake Ohakuri. Accessible by ferry, experience the thrill of the ever-changing, volcanic landscapes. Admire the stunning and colorful silica terraces, peer into gurgling mud pools, watch the hissing geysers and view a rare geothermal cave. Follow the 1.5 mile boardwalk around the park and stop in at the café for a bite to eat and views over Lake Ohakuri. Departs: Daily from 8am. Duration: Varies. Includes: Admission and return ferry transfers.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Skydive Taupo

A Taste of Taupo by Floatplane

Tongariro River Rafting

Begin your skydiving experience in style as you are chauffeured from your local accommodation to the base in Skydive Taupo’s stretched limousine. You’re in safe hands with your expert tandem skydiving instructors who will fully brief you and get you geared up before you board the pink and white plane designed with unique Māori patterns, for a spectacular scenic flight. Be in awe of the outstanding views of this magnificent region as you climb to a massive 15,000ft. Take the leap of faith and experience a 60 second freefall with speeds up to 125-miles per hour! Be sure to keep your eyes open and enjoy the breathtaking views. Additional add-ons include an exclusive camera packages where your footage is professionally edited with the soundtrack of your choice. Departs: Daily at 10am, 12pm, 1pm and 3pm. Duration: 90 minutes. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Get on board a high-wing Cessna 206 Taupo’s Float-plane’s scenic flight over the region. You won’t forget the watery take-off from Taupo Bay, before turning over beautiful Acacia Bay, the headwaters of the Waikato River. Continue across to the bubbling mud pools and steam vents of ‘Craters of the Moon’ thermal area and then pass over the bore fields of the Wairakei Power station, following the maze of pipe work to the power station. Enjoy an aerial circuit of the magnificent Huka Falls, then over the town, before landing along Taupo’s lakefront.

Enjoy a grade 3+ Whitewater Experience that combines the heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables you to take in the stunning scenery of the magical Tongariro River Gorge. Challenge your limits by daring to do the cliff jump, see and hear about the endangered Blue Duck (whio) from your knowledgeable and skilled professional guides. Family rafting trips are also available and include a leisurely cruise down the soft, tumbling water of the lower Tongariro River. Immerse yourself in the magnificent scenery and observe the many species of native wildlife that will surround you. Departs: Daily at 9am and 2pm (summer) and 12pm (winter). Duration: Approximately 4 hours. Includes: Transfers from Taupo central, Turangi and National Park village.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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The North Island and Taupo specifically, provides some of the most spectacular fly-fishing in the world and Chris Jolly Outdoors’ specialist fly-fishing guides have the local knowledge and expertise to show the experienced and novice anglers alike, the best (and secret) spots where the trophy trout are lurking. For those looking for private charters, they have several boats for hire, perfectly equipped to provide an unforgettable fishing experience on the Great Lake. Additional activities include guided hiking, mountain biking and hunting expeditions for the adventurous at heart. Departs: On demand. Duration: 4-8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, waders, fishing licences and tackle.

Taupo’s Floatplane offers a range of floatplane experiences over New Zealand’s World Heritage Tongariro National Park, Volcanic Plateau, Bay of Plenty, White Island and the many sparkling lakes of Rotorua – all with breathtaking vistas. Departs: Daily on demand. Duration: 10 minutes, longer options available. Includes: Scenic flight.

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Ruapehu

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks

The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village - in the heart of Tongariro National Park. Built in 1929, the four-star hotel offers 106 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. The Chateau Tongariro Hotel is surrounded by a stunning natural playground bursting with diverse landscapes for visitors to the Tongariro National Park to discover.

Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks is Ruapehu’s premium boutique accommodation choice. Four exquisite suites offer magnificent views of Mount Ruapehu, providing guests with a luxury oasis. All suites are beautifully appointed with a European flair, offering generous living areas and large walk-in showers, with three suites featuring freestanding baths.

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 plunge pool.

Late 2018 sees the addition of the romantic secluded five-star Night Sky Cottage. Set in their own unique native landscapes, Tongariro Suites & Night Sky Cottage have a strong environmental sustainability focus.

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Welcome to

Ruapehu Home to dual World Heritage Tongariro National Park and Whanganui National Park, Ruapehu is one of New Zealand’s most rewarding places to visit. A year round outdoor destination, explore the volcanic wonderlands on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, ski the slopes of Mt. Ruapehu, kayak down the mystical Whanganui River, take a railcart along an historic railway line or jetboat to the Bridge to Nowhere.

Rocky Mountain Chalets

The Powderhorn Chateau

Located just a short stroll from the cafés and restaurants of Ohakune township, Rocky Mountain Chalets has 42 contemporary and beautifully appointed alpine style chalets.

The Powderhorn Chateau is an iconic hotel bordering the southern slopes of Mount Ruapehu and the spectacular Tongariro National Park, with the lush Whanganui National Park and Whanganui River also within close proximity. The four-star property features 30 spacious hotel suites, a three-bedroom self-contained apartment, a three-bedroom house and three two-bedroom chalets.

Each chalet is either two or three-bedroom and consists of openplan living, full kitchen and laundry facilities, outdoor deck, SKY TV, complimentary WiFi and provisioned with linen ready for you to relax, connect, play and enjoy. After a day in the great outdoors soak in the hot spa pool, unwind in the peaceful sauna & relax in natural surroundings.

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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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Ruapehu

Timber Trail Lodge

Deep in the center of the North Island, right in the middle of nowhere, is a place where wilderness, adventure and comfort come together. Timber Trail Lodge is nestled in a wilderness setting in the Purerora Forest Park and offers 20 warm and inviting rooms that are a sanctuary to complement a day’s walking, cycling or bird-watching through the forest and along the Timber Trail. Throughout your stay, enjoy hearty, nutritious meals with a focus on tasty, natural ingredients, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The Lodge’s lounge, dining and outdoor areas have been designed to maximize sociability, whilst rooms offer a peaceful sanctuary to rest. The Lodge is an ideal base for a natural adventure or an off-the-grid getaway.

Adrift One Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Forgotten World RailCart & Jetboat Adventures

Experience New Zealand’s rugged and beautiful landscape on the world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Tours offer a breathtaking and memorable experience for people of all abilities. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 7-8 hours. Includes: Professional qualified guide, return transfers to the mountain and lunch. Whanganui River canoe, bike, multi-day treks, half day, sunrise and sunset tour options also available. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sky Waka Gondola & Lunch Package

Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily. STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

The Park Hotel

Ride the brand new Sky Waka Gondola at Whakapapa to 6,627 feet above sea level to New Zealand’s highest eatery, the Knoll Ridge Café. Enjoy a sit-down buffet lunch at the Pinnacles Restaurant whilst enjoying the expansive views over the volcanic terrain and central plateau. Dinner packages also available. Departs: Daily at 11am and 1.30pm. Duration: 2-2.5 hours. Includes: Return gondola ride and buffet lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

Discover the Forgotten World by RailCart or Jetboat, passing through stunning country farms, native bush and National Park. Travel through tunnels, including the longest one mile tunnel. If you’d like to experience both the RailCarts and Jetboat join the full-day Rail, River Run option. Departs: Taumarunui, 12 noon daily (Five Tunnel RailCart option). Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Guided RailCart tour, afternoon tea, return shuttle from the Forgotten World Motel to the Forgotten World. Half or full-day tours available. PRICE GUIDE: $

Whanganui River Adventures

Mountain Air Volcanic Flights

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 daily at 10am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment and refreshments.

Tongariro National Park Dual World Heritage Area is a world of Māori culture, volcanic activity and lakes, alpine glaciers and spectacular scenery. Come on a flying adventure with Mountain Air to see the most unique of National Parks in the world. Departs: Chateau Airfield, Mount Ruapehu daily on the hour (weather permitting). Duration: From 15 minutes to 1 hour. Includes: Headsets and commentary.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Located on the doorstep of the Tongariro National Park, the recently refurbished Park Hotel offers quality three-star accommodation in a stunning alpine setting with views to Mounts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. All rooms include ensuite facilities, tea and coffee making, fridge and WiFi throughout. Guests can soothe away a day’s walking, skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking in the outdoor hot tubs before grabbing a bite to eat or drink in the cosy Spiral Restaurant & Bar, which features an extensive international menu complemented with New Zealand wines and beers.

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Hawkes Bay

The Crown Hotel Napier

Art Deco Vintage Car Experience

Welcome to

Hawke's Bay Regarded as one of New Zealand’s premier wine producing regions, visitors to this area can enjoy a diverse range of activities. Admire the outstanding collection of Art Deco architecture in Napier, visit New Zealand’s oldest winery and see kiwi, penguins and swim with sharks at the National Aquarium. Visit Cape Kidnappers, home to the world’s largest mainland Gannet Colony with over 120 miles of trails to cycle.

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, modern contemporary studios, or one and two-bedroom suites. Enjoy complimentary undercover car parking, daily newspaper, laundry facilities, WiFi and fitness center. Other features include outdoor room balcony, lounge bar with outdoor courtyard and fireplace, and Milk and Honey restaurant. Relax and indulge at a boutique hotel with timeless charm and genuine personalized service.

Discover Napier’s story with a luxurious Art Deco vintage car tour. Learn of Napier’s tragic history and its amazing rebirth into a worldfamous Art Deco city. Your Deco-dressed driver will show you a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s jazz age, bringing history to life. Departs: The Art Deco Center daily. Duration: 75 Minutes. Daily walking tours also available. Includes: Complimentary viewing of a 20 minute earthquake movie and city center accommodation transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $

Twilight Odyssey

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Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Experience the world’s first progressive winery dinner. Drive through wine country for an interactive blind tasting including a platter of gourmet produce. Travel to the top of Te Mata Peak for a Champagne sunset. Proceed to Craggy Range or Elephant Hill vineyards for your main course before completing the evening at Mission Estate for dessert. Departs: Daily (Nov–Mar), and Thu, Fri, Sat (Apr–Oct). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and a three-course dinner. PRICE GUIDE: $$

Grand Tour of Hawkes Bay 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 everchanging 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 facing out to the bay with floor to ceiling sliding windows. Each room includes SKY TV, WiFi, mini-bar and fridge. There is also complimentary access to Ocean Spa Complex adjacent to the hotel. Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

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Marvel at the stunning Art Deco architecture in central Napier and visit honey, chocolate and local food producers along the way as you explore the region. Travel through Havelock North and visit New Zealand’s oldest winery and enjoy lunch at a top Hawke’s Bay winery restaurant on this full-day small group tour. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 7 hours: Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$


Wellington & Beyond

Sofitel Wellington

QT Museum Wellington

Located in the heart of New Zealand’s vibrant capital, Sofitel Wellington is within easy walking distance from the major tourist attractions with a plethora of restaurants and cafés nearby. All 129 Guest Rooms are beautifully appointed in vintage gold and bronze tones, offering a sophisticated experience in the heart of Wellington. Delight in Sofitel’s renowned gastronomy at Jardin Grill, the elegant signature restaurant or savor a meticulously crafted cocktail at The Green Room while discovering the lush green hills of Wellington through floor to ceiling windows.

Quintessentially Wellington with the signature QT style, QT Museum Wellington captures the heart of New Zealand’s creative capital as it draws on the city’s vibrant cultural playground.

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Greenmantle Estate Lodge

Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

Situated 45-minutes north of Wellington central city, Greenmantle Estate Lodge is set amongst three hectares of gardens, including a large native forest of Nikau palms, ferns and other New Zealand flora. This large stately home features eight guest rooms, including the newly appointed Kakariki Owners Cottage. All rooms are individually decorated, offering exceptional comfort, and relaxation, in a quiet haven, overlooking Kapiti Island. Relax your body, exercise curiosity for nature and culture and satisfy your epicurean passion.

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 best 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.

Welcome to

Wellington & Beyond Wellington is the culinary and creative capital of New Zealand, offering visitors some of the best coffee and craft beer available. Be sure to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum and take a ride on the historic Wellington Cable Car to the Botanic Gardens. Visit the Weta Workshop for an immersive film making experience and explore Zealandia sanctuary at night for kiwi spotting.

Immerse yourself in a fascinating fusion of high and low-brow art as you explore the imaginative depths of one of the country’s most eccentric art collections. This hotel is where those in the know come for a taste of the avant-garde, while indulging in their most creative selves. Art, design, curiosities and a dash of the absurd awaits.

Includes: Pre-dinner drinks with canapés, four-course dinner (wine separate), full breakfast and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco on arrival, complimentary WiFi and parking (including electric car charge point). Bed and Breakfast options available. View from Wellington Hill

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Wellington & Beyond

Grand Mercure Wellington

Overlooking the Cuban Quarter, tucked away between the scenic hills of Wellington and the busy restaurants and theaters of Cuba Street, the Grand Mercure Wellington embodies all of these features to tell the story of New Zealand and the coolest little capital. With 114 fully refurbished guest rooms, six conference and event spaces and leisure facilities, Grand Mercure Wellington caters for every kind of traveler. For a unique dining experience and panoramic views, dine at the onsite Forage Kitchen and Bar for lunch or dinner.

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The Martinborough Hotel

There and Back Again: The Full Experience

Enter the world of Weta Workshop for a guided tour of the Weta Studio Tours! You’ll enjoy return transfers from Wellington i-SITE to Miramar, where you’ll explore the Weta Cave Workshop Tour and the Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go. Your driver will highlight iconic film sites during your journey here and you’ll gain priority seating to the exclusive documentary. A Weta Workshop crew member will then share secrets of movie magic while you get up close to the props and costumes from films like ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Avatar’. Afterwards, step foot onto a real shooting stage with a journey through the amazing miniatures built for ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’! Departs: Wellington i-site daily, four departure times. Duration: Approx 4 hours. Includes: Expert-guided return transfers, behind-thescenes documentary, Weta Cave Workshop Tour and Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go.

Zealandia By Night Guided Tour

Explore ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary by torchlight as your guide leads you in search of some of the more distinctive sights and sounds of New Zealand’s native forest. Experience many of the rare and endangered species and see those which only come out at night. Gain insights into New Zealand’s natural history and the significance of the unique species within Māori culture. Departs: Daily. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Replenishing cup of hot kawakawa (bushman’s tea). PRICE GUIDE: $

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Lord of the Rings Tour

A sightseeing tour of New Zealand’s capital Wellington with a ‘foodie twist’. Discover unique tastes and flavors, as Zest introduces you to the city, its history, art and architecture, whilst sampling some of Wellington’s finest local and fresh artisan products and meeting some the makers on this popular tour. Departs: Daily at 9.30am. Duration: 3.5 hour with approx. 90-minutes of walking on flat terrain. Includes: Small group experience (2-8 guests) and tastings. PRICE GUIDE: $

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. Union Square Bistro & Bar, owned and operated by Michelin star rated Chef Adam Newell, serves modern New Zealand cuisine with a French influence. Only 90-minutes from Wellington city center or three hours from Napier, along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Includes: Complimentary WiFi and on-site parking. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $ 102

Explore the city locations of Mount Victoria and spend 40 minutes walking through the Outer Shire. Continue to the Weta Studios for an insider’s look at the Wellington film industry and view the new ‘Window into Workshop’ exhibition, a guided tour of the inner workings of the studio. After an exciting morning, enjoy an Orc sized lunch at Scorch-O-Rama for a Lord of the Rings themed menu. Spend the afternoon exploring the Hutt Valley, stopping at Hutt River (Great River Anduin) and Harcourt Park (Gardens of Isengard and where the Orcs felled the trees). The day concludes with a visit to Kaitoke Regional Park, the setting for Rivendell. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfer and lunch. Half day tours, morning and afternoon available. Ask for details. Wellington City. Hamish Johnson

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Nelson & Malborough

Bay of Many Coves Resort

LUXE

Westhaven Retreat

Welcome to

Nelson & Marlborough, South Island The diverse Nelson and Marlborough region boasts picturesque wineries, soaring mountains, isolated beaches and contemporary art. Savor fresh seafood and local award-winning wines, cruise Marlborough Sound by kayak, hike native forest tracks or hire a bike for a guided tour through the vineyards.

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.

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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 accommodation with panoramic bay views, exquisite resort facilities and spectacular wilderness surroundings. This is a dream destination for nature lovers and those wanting to experience the very best of pure wild New Zealand. Take the opportunity to explore the many beautiful walks or join a guide on a nature tour. The lodge is described as an architectural delight and was hand built by its owners. You will love spending time in the beautiful heated swimming pool set amongst a profusion of exotic indoor plants with many other relaxation options, such as massage and spa. Your hosts, the Westhaven Family, offer intimate warm hospitality with delicious cuisine. All your senses will be nurtured ensuring that you have a truly memorable stay. Includes: Breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon tea and pastries, a predinner drink and a four-course dinner daily.

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Nelson & Marlborough

The Marlborough Lodge

LUXE

The 1901 Convent has recently been renovated into a 10 suite Luxury Lodge. Nestled in 16 acres of park like gardens and surrounded by the Marlborough vineyards, it is the ultimate retreat. Whilst maintaining many historical elements, its décor is contemporary creating a relaxed elegance for you to unwind at after a day spent exploring the Marlborough Region. Enjoy the à la carte restaurant, which serves local fresh produce from the gardens and the area. The separate guest entertainment areas, massage room, large outdoor fire, swimming pool, bicycles, tennis court and walking trails provide you with as much or as little to do as you choose. This is the perfect location to base yourself whilst exploring the gourmet food, wine and stunning scenery at the top of the South Island. Includes: Breakfast, pre-dinner drink and canapés, three-course à la carte dinner daily.

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The hotel boasts a prime location only minutes’ walk from Nelson’s landmark cathedral and main shopping district (including just a block away from Jens Hansen Goldsmiths, creators of the ring in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy). Explore the great outdoors - with three National Parks, sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness at your doorstep. Enjoy a leisurely lap in the pool, relax in the steamy sauna, or workout in the gymnasium. Sample what our region has to offer in Oceano Panorama Restaurant, induldge in the theatre and entertainment at our teppanyaki in Miyazu Japanese Restaurant and cap off your day in our Port O’ Call Bar offering one of the region’s most extensive whisky selections.

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Scenic Hotel Marlborough

Seafood Odyssea Cruise

Savor fresh Marlborough seafood, award-winning local wine in the stunning Marlborough Sounds – the perfect combination for a 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 king salmon farm, enjoy a seafood tasting onboard paired with a glass of wine. Departs: Picton Marina daily at 1.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Seafood and wine. PRICE GUIDE: $

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. PRICE GUIDE: $

Surrounded by well-kept gardens, this hotel is pleasantly positioned just a 15-minute drive from the heart of Nelson. Featuring 70 rooms, the hotel boasts a mix of boutique rooms, one-bedroom suites, twobedroom terrace houses, and one-bedroom Summerhouse cottages with spa bathroom, 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.

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 Interislander 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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Abel Tasman National Park

Lodge Based Kayak & Walk

Stonefly Lodge

3 days

LUXE

Welcome to

Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand’s smallest National Park is perfect for relaxation and adventure. This coastal paradise offers it all, from golden sandy beaches to lush native forest and marine wildlife. Hike, cruise, swim, paddle or explore by cruise boat.

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 with views to Mount Arthur. Includes: Breakfast and four-course dinner daily.

Your expert guide shares eight generations of the Wilson family’s experience in the region. Your accommodation hosts welcome you to Beachfront Lodges with ensuite rooms, in-house bar and innovative meals featuring local specialties. In the tranquility of the evenings, relax and find time for yourself, connect with fellow travelers or revive relationships with a moonlit stroll along the beach. Departs: South: Mon, Fri, Sat and Sun at 11.40am. North: Wed at 8.30am. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Two nights’ twin/double accommodation (private ensuite rooms), meals, kayak equipment and transfers from Nelson or Motueka.

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Ratanui Lodge

Kayak & Walk Day Trip: Beaches, Bays & Seals

Experience this boutique hotel and dining room at the top of the South Island in Pohara, Golden Bay. Across the street from Pohara Beach, with easy access to Farewell Spit and the northern Abel Tasman National Park. Ten rooms all with ensuite, luxurious down bedding, small refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities. Three-course set menu dinners are served nightly in summer. The hotel features a dining room, cocktail lounge, spa pool, swimming pool. Includes: Complimentary continental breakfast and WiFi.

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Take a journey through New Zealand’s finest coastal National Park. Discover spectacular nature without leaving your comfort zone. You choose how active you want to be.

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Kayak in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park with a Vista Cruise from Kaiteriteri into Torrent Bay. Then explore the forest-fringed inlets, islands and golden beaches of this spectacular coastline. Watch the antics of seals on Pinnacle Island, and try kayak sailing (weather permitting). Then it’s your choice to return to Kaiteriteri on the Vista Cruise, or take a two-hour walk around the stunning Torrent Bay inlet before your Vista Cruise pick-up. Departs: Nelson daily at 7.30am. Duration: 10.5 or 12.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, 2.5 hours guided sea kayaking, scenic cruise and optional unguided walk.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, near Kaikoura

Welcome to

LUXE

Hotel Montreal, Christchurch

Christchurch & Canterbury Christchurch and Canterbury perfectly fuse sweeping plains, soaring mountains and pretty harbors. Go whale or dolphin watching at Kaikoura, relax in an open air thermal pool in Hanmer Springs, hike Arthur’s Pass National Park, see penguins and fur seals around Akaroa Harbour or glide along the Avon River in Christchurch on a punt boat.

Overlooking Cranmer Square and situated close to tranquil Hagley Park, Hotel Montreal is Christchurch’s luxury boutique hotel. European flair meets contemporary style as Hotel Montreal offers accommodation that is the perfect mix of refined elegance and modern sophistication. Contemporary art, delicious food and wine, all carefully orchestrated to provide a remarkable setting for your next stay in Christchurch. Situated in amongst the vibrancy of the city, Hotel Montreal provides an oasis for a calm, relaxed environment with outside areas to sit in the garden, or enjoy a game of croquet. Includes: Complimentary WiFi and on-site parking. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

The George, Christchurch

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses were built to provide guests a great night’s 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.

The George is a luxury boutique hotel set beside 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. The Residence is a three-bedroom beautifully refurbished villa on-site with private gardens for guests to enjoy. Located just steps from the cultural attractions of the Museum, Punting on Avon, the Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Casino, golf course, boutique shopping and a myriad of new cafés and restaurants. Complimentary WiFi, bikes, offsite gym and parking are also available.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Sudima Christchurch City

Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch

Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass

Sudima Christchurch City is a brand new purpose built high end apartment style hotel suited for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel offers 86 self-contained rooms including 78 studios, suites and two penthouses with private terraces. Fully accessible rooms and public areas offer wheelchair access. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant, international Spa and a spacious covered courtyard.

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is a contemporary hotel located in the city center. 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. Dine at Straits Cafe, open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Nestled in Mountain Beech forest and surrounded by the Southern Alps, Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass offers comfort and warm hospitality in a 4,000 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.

Includes: Breakfast daily, evening drinks and canapés, WiFi and minibar.

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, satellite WiFi, guided nature or farm/shearing activities and other on-site activities. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

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Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton

ibis Christchurch

This new, luxury hotel is centrally located in the revitalized Cathedral Square in the heart of the city, a short stroll from the Avon River, botanical gardens, Christchurch Casino, museum and art gallery and Cashel Mall. The 4.5 star hotel offers 179 elegant, air-conditioned rooms including three floors of brand new Superior Rooms and Suites. Ideal for travelers requiring spacious, contemporary accommodation and modern technology, the hotel offers complimentary WiFi, restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, undercover valet car parking and conference facilities.

Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The five-acre property – boasting a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden – makes the hotel feel secluded, while only 1.8 miles from the city. Enjoy the heated outdoor pool and modern fitness room. The Garden Court Brasserie serves breakfast, lunch, teas and dinner every day while the cozy Den Bar is a great place to meet friends for a refreshing drink.

Centrally located in the heart of Christchurch, ibis Christchurch is the ideal base for guests looking to explore New Zealand’s iconic Garden City on foot. Take a short stroll to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, shop the iconic RE-Start Mall - which offers a selection of designer shops and modern cafés, or explore rich culture at Canterbury Museum.

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The hotel provides guests with comfortable, contemporary rooms featuring modern amenities. A stay at this hotel will ensure you aren’t short of comfort, exciting things to do and places to explore.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

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 Mount 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.

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour

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.

Enjoy a morning or afternoon sightseeing tour of Christchurch city and its surrounds. Highlights include a tour of the city center which was completely devastated by an earthquake in 2011, which has been rebuilt and redeveloped. Visit Mona Vale, historic homestead and gardens and the Sign of the Takahe, a lookout that provides spectacular views over the city, Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps. See Governors Bay and Lyttleton Harbour before returning to the city via the Harbour tunnel and the beach suburb of Sumner, home to the impressive Cave Rock. Departs: Daily at 9am and 1.30 pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Travel through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury to Kaikoura where you will be transferred 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.

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Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula

Lord of the Rings Edora Tour

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.

Enjoy a scenic drive from Christchurch and across the crater rim of an extinct volcano before reaching the French village of Akaroa. Choose either a harbor nature cruise, where you see Hector dolphins, New Zealand Fur Seals or little Blue Penguins and a variety of birdlife or a chance to swim with the Hector dolphins, the world’s smallest dolphin. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning seaside bistro and explore the French-inspired, historic village of Akaroa before returning to Christchurch via Barry’s Bay cheese factory. Departs: Daily from 8.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

Join this Lord of the Rings Tour and journey to the LOTR filming location: remote and beautiful Mount Potts high country station, home of Mount 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: Christchurch daily at 9am (except Christmas Day). Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, 4WD adventure, short guided walk, commentary and a sparkling wine picnic lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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.

PRICE GUIDE: $$ 110

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West Coast

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Distinction Fox Glacier is nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand. The hotel provides comfort, 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. Enjoy a choice of 50+ SKY TV channels and make use of the complimentary WiFi to share your experiences with family and friends.

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 kayaks in front of your room plus gourmet food and wine.

Welcome to

West Coast The West Coast is a wild place of rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Take a guided hike on the Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers, witness the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and blowholes, soak in the Glacier Hot Pools and pan for gold in Shantytown.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

An exclusive luxury hotel experience at Franz Josef Glacier, the newly developed Te Waonui Forest Retreat is a stunning, unique lodgestyle hotel, 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 amongst the trees in The Canopy restaurant, with quality local cuisine and a five-course degustation option. Hotel facilities include lounge with bar and open fire, Amaia Spa on-site offering a full menu of treatments.

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 with true New Zealand style. The hotel offers 130 rooms, including SKY TV, mini-bar, fridge, four private spa pools and complimentary WiFi.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, a small bottle of bubbles on arrival and complimentary WiFi. Franz Josef Glacier

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West Coast

Glacier Valley Walk

Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

The spectacular Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk is a moderate 90-minute return walk up the glacier valley. Experience the Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic, with some of New Zealand’s best hiking guides.

After a thrilling flight, land high on the glacier to undertake up to three hour’s guided hike. Your guide will lead you through some of the most awe-inspiring glacier scenery, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, you’ll soon be making your way through an extraordinary land of towering peaks and glistening ice. Departs: Daily. Duration: Up to 4 hours (around 3 hours on the glacier). Includes: Helicopter flight, guided glacier walk and entry into the Glacier Hot Pools.

Walk alongside the mighty Waiho River bed and follow the glacier’s path as it winds its way through this remarkable alpine landscape. Throughout the leisurely and interpretive valley walk, your guide will cover the geographical features of the magnificent alpine landscape. Hear about the legend of Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere and be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier’s rapidly changing terminal face as you reach the viewpoint.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Fox Trail – Terminal Face Walk

Accessing exclusive trails this is an extraordinary way to experience the West Coast back-country. Departs: 63 Cron St, Franz Josef daily at 10.15am and 2.15pm. Duration: 3 Hours. PRICE GUIDE: $

Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing The Fox Trail Terminal Face Walk is perfect if you prefer to leave the glacier untouched by your footprints. This guided walk winds its way up the Fox Valley to a viewpoint where you can see the ever-changing face of Fox Glacier. Your guide will bring the walk alive with their amazing knowledge of the terrain. At the “front” of the glacier, known as its Terminal Face, the Fox River emerges from the ice and you may be lucky enough to witness an ice collapse. Flanked to the west by the Southern Alps and to the east by the Tasman Sea, the West Coast region is a rugged, stretch of native forested land, lakes, mountains, farmland, wild coastline and the location of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

Your guide will point out that the glacier ice you can see is covered in moraine (rockfall and debris). This is occurring because the glacier is currently in a phase of retreat, and glacial valley walls that have been held up by the ice for thousands of years, are now exposed and are collapsing onto the glacier.

The Twin Glacier flight departs from Fox or Franz Josef Village and flies over both the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, soaring first over the townships and then following the ice flow high up into the upper reaches. Land in the snow at the head of one of the glaciers and survey the path the glacier has carved below you. Departs: Daily, between 8am and 5pm (weather permitting). Duration: 30 minutes. Includes: Helicopter flight with one snow landing and full commentary.

The Fox Trail requires moderate fitness and you will spend up to two hours walking over valley terrain, which can be challenging in some places. Departs: Fox Glacier Guiding Building daily 9.10am and 2.20pm (Apr-Sep), 11.10am and 4.20pm (Oct-Mar). Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Use of leather boots, wool socks, waterproof raincoats, over trousers, mittens and hats if required.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Queenstown

Azur

LUXE

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Welcome to

Queenstown & Beyond Sitting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, amongst dramatic alpine ranges, the adventure capital of New Zealand awaits. Queenstown offers a smorgasbord of activities, suited to all adventure levels. Ride the Skyline Gondola for picture postcard views, take a day trip to Milford or Doubtful Sounds, bungy jump at Kawarau Bridge, cruise along Lake Wakatipu, go rafting or jet boating on the Shotover River or enjoy a guided wine tasting tour.

Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments epitomizes southern hospitality at its finest. Showcasing panoramic lake and alpine views, here you will enjoy five-star luxury right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious with 60 hotel rooms, 90 apartments and five Lakefront Residences, all with a private balcony to take advantage of the spectacular views across the lake towards the Remarkable Mountains. Unique features include a fine dining restaurant with locally sourced cuisine created by esteemed chef Ben Batterbury, an extensive award-winning wine cellar and a private wharf. A courtesy shuttle bus is also available for you to enjoy the rich heritage, vibrant culture and diverse attractions of glorious Queenstown. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa

Azur is a contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand, consisting of nine private villas, with open plan living. The bathtub is set in a bay window allowing an indoor/outdoor experience and creates a romantic ambience. The floor to ceiling windows frame the uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountain ranges. Rates include private return transfers to/from the airport and transportation to the local downtown area; only a five-minute drive from Azur. Queenstown has a wide range of dining experiences and the Azur team will assist with recommendations, alternatively, guests can dine in fine style in the privacy of their own villa, ordering from an extensive list of local restaurants. Azur is known for its privacy and discretion. The Azur team prides themselves on their personalized, friendly service, sharing their local knowledge with guests to ensure a memorable, unique experience. Includes: Breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks with canapĂŠs daily and private airport transfers (flight times must be advised at time of booking).

Coronet Peak, Julian Apse

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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 CafĂŠ or indulge in avant-garde cocktails and live music entertainment at 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge. Revitalize your body, mind and soul at the award-winning So Spa to complete your luxurious experience.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$ 113


Queenstown

Hulbert House

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Hulbert House is a beautifully restored Victorian villa dating back to 1888. Steeped in authentic history, it combines historic elegance and contemporary service. Hulbert House offers a luxury, boutique accommodation experience suitable for discerning travelers.

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa boasts a unique position on the scenic blue shores of Lake Wakatipu, amid a majestic mountain backdrop. Venture out to explore the area’s natural attractions, or go to the center of Queenstown to visit its authentic restaurants, laidback cafés and bustling bars. After your daily adventures indulge in a soothing therapy at the spa before savoring local favorites at the signature on-site restaurant and bar.

The 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.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Hidden Queenstown

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Heritage Queenstown

Hidden, a luxury boutique accommodation choice in Queenstown, located only minutes from downtown, is the perfect base to experience the area in total relaxation.

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.

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 luxurious guest rooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and the suites include 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 swimming pool, gym, sauna, and spa.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Situated just a short walk from Queenstown’s vibrant city, Hulbert House is imbued with a sense of serenity. The six uniquely designed suites offer stunning views overlooking Lake Wakatipu or the Skyline Hill. Includes: Breakfast, refreshments during the day, pre-dinner drinks and canapés daily, WiFi, valet parking, and complimentary use of e-bikes.

Hidden comprises of four unique suites, boasting incredible uninterrupted views. The communal lounge, dining area, outdoor courtyard and extensive gardens are the perfect spaces to relax before or after a day out in Queenstown. Relax and unwind in our outdoor hot tub or sauna, or if you need to burn some energy visit our gym. Includes: Breakfast, glass of wine or beer served with an antipasta platter each evening. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$ 114


Queenstown & Te Anau

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

Mercure Queenstown Resort

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. 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, relax and unwind in the outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Distinction Luxmore Hotel, conveniently located in the center of Te Anau, offers guests a wide range of comfortable 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.

Located on a unique vantage point with majestic lake and mountain views, the Mercure Queenstown offers relaxing garden or spacious, scenic lake view rooms, featuring SKY TV, in room safe and coffee and tea making facilities. On-site facilities include a seasonal swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium.

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

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Hotel St Moritz, MGallery by Sofitel

Scenic Suites Queenstown

Milford Sound Heli Cruise

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. Guest rooms and Alpine 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, the Hotel St Moritz, MGallery by Sofitel is just short a walk from the town’s vibrant dining and shopping precinct.

Take in the picturesque beauty and impressive style of the hotel before heading out to explore the many attractions Queenstown has to offer. Scenic Suites Queenstown provides one of the most sought after locations for Queenstown hotels. The hotel’s elevated position gives fantastic views of the Southern Alps and over Lake Wakatipu. It’s hard to go past Scenic Suites Queenstown with its convenience and quality four-star apartment style accommodation. Stay at the Scenic Suites Queenstown for a relaxing stay in a premium location.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

The vibrant Lounge Bar offers snacks and beverages, the perfect place to relax after a day out. Rises Restaurant offers a full buffet and continental breakfast selections, whilst the Vista Restaurant, offers nightly à la carte dining with local produce and Central Otago wines and features floor to ceiling atrium windows overlooking the views.

Journey through New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over alpine lakes, lush rainforest, and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps en route to landing at The Divide. Fly into the heart of the Fiordland National Park, experiencing views of the Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. On your return, experience an alpine snow landing before flying across Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown. Go further by taking our Milford Sound flight and a Mitre Peak Cruise to experience the Fiordland National Park from the sky, land and water. An alpine landing, tops off this exploration of a UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness. Departs: On demand from Queenstown. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$ 115


Queenstown & Te Anau

Boutique Wine Tour of Central Otago

TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak & Barbeque Lunch

Discover Central Otago’s scenic wine country by joining a tour led by an expert Wine Guide. Travel through alpine scenery viewing AJ Hackett bungy bridge and the historic precinct of Old Cromwell. Visit four premium vineyards over two contrasting wine sub-regions and sample the Pinot Noir the region is internationally renowned for. Departs: Daily at 11am. Duration: 5.5 hours. Includes: Platter-style lunch, glass of wine and all tastings. Extended and private options also available.

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: Queenstown daily at 10am and 12 noon. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Lake cruise, gourmet barbecue lunch and farm demonstration.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Station 2 Station Cycle Trail

Dart Wilderness Jet

Shotover Jet

World-famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate within the spectacular Shotover Canyons. Take a unique, breathtaking 25-minute ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for the famous full 360˚ spins and more. Located only 10 minutes from Queenstown, Shotover Jet operates on the Shotover River, the richest gold-bearing river in New Zealand. Departs: Daily every 15 minutes. Duration: Approx 1-1.5 hours. Includes: Transfers from The Station Information Centre, spray and life jackets.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Enjoy a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on Spirit of Queenstown before cycling along an easy nine-mile trail to Walter Peak with spectacular views at every turn. Return to Queenstown aboard TSS Earnslaw. Option to add Mt Nicholas Farm Experience. Departs: St Omer Wharf, Queenstown daily at 11am and 1.15pm (9am Nov–Apr). Duration: 4 hours including the 90-minute ride. Includes: Return cruise, bicycle hire and cycle map.

Journey from Queenstown to Glenorchy by coach 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 Middleearth movies. Departs: Daily at 8am and 12.30pm (May to Sept 12.30pm). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, spray and life jackets.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Safari of the Scenes

Dart River Funyak

Hollyford Track Guided Walk

3 days

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 Māori families. Enjoy first-rate cuisine and personal service along the way in comfortable private lodges. 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 half-day adventure tours around Arrowtown or Glenorchy, or combine both into a full day adventure with lunch. Departs: Daily from 8am and 1.30pm (half day). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Refreshments.

An amazing journey deep into Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an amazing wilderness jet boat ride into the National Park, then get involved with nature and explore the Dart River with unique Funyak inflatable canoes, 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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Departs: Queenstown and Te Anau (Oct-Apr). Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, two night’s accommodation with shared facilities, meals, pre-departure briefing, jet boat journey, scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound, use of backpacks and rain jacket and expert guides.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,783


Queenstown & Te Anau

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

1.5 days

Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound

Explore the majestic scenery of this world-famous fiord with your 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: Queenstown daily from 6.55am, Milford Sound from 10.15am and 1pm. Duration: 13 hours ex Queenstown, 2.15 hours ex Milford. Includes: Hotel transfers, cruise, full commentary, tea and coffee. Lunch options are available. PRICE GUIDE: $

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 utilizing the comfortable amenities of the vessel for a night. Departs: Daily from Manapouri with coach connections from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 days/1 night. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, private or shared cabins, full commentary and water activities. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Famous Routeburn Track

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 alpine meadows, meandering streams and 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, and use of day packs and wooden walking sticks. PRICE GUIDE: $

Pack your camera and experience one of the most beautiful places on earth. Milford Sound is a world-renowned 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. Only a very small number of people get to experience the true tranquility of the fiords from sunset till sunrise. When boarding your boat in the afternoon, be welcomed by the warm and friendly local crew. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea. Whilst cruising there is ample time to look out for wildlife such as seals, penguins and dolphins. Take in the incredible views of waterfalls, rainforests and mountains. The cruise is accompanied by a specialized 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. Departs: Milford Sound daily (Sep-May) with coach connections from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 days/1 night. Includes: Hotel transfers, full commentary, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, scenic cruising, water activities and private sleeping cabins. Price per person twin share, from: 798

Experience the magic of Milford Sound up close on a guided kayaking adventure added to your choice of Encounter Nature or Nature Cruise, before coming face to face with the local marine life below the surface in New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory. Join the expert nature guides on a special cruise that takes you closer to the natural beauty of Milford Sound. The guides answer your questions while our skipper will get you close enough to catch the eye of a basking seal or taste pure water from a towering waterfall. Disembark at the Underwater Observatory to get a truly immersive experience beneath the surface of Milford Sound. Learn more about the story of Milford Sound before descending 30 feet into a viewing chamber to see rare black coral and colorful sea creatures in their natural habitat. Complete your day with one hour of easy kayaking with a small group in a tranquil, secluded cove. Suitable for all fitness levels, so no previous experience is required: the kayak lift lowers you into the water making it easy to get started and double kayaks are available so children five years and older can join in with an adult. We offer guided transport options from Queenstown and Te Anau between Nov - Apr. Departs: Milford Sound daily at 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.15pm and 1pm (Oct–Apr). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Cruise, one hour of kayaking, underwater observatory and picnic lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $ 117


Queenstown & Te Anau

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise

Fiordland Heli Escape

SELF DRIVE Complete South Island Explorer - 12 days

Alfresco Dining

Day 1: Queenstown 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 to the Tasman Sea. Doubtful Sound is also home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland-Crested penguin. On return, passengers are treated to the ‘sound of silence’ where the vessels engines are turned off. Departs: Manapouri daily with coach connections available from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 7.5 - 14 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea and coffee. Lunch options are available.

Welcome to Martins Bay, Fiordland, one of the most remote and spectacular locations this region has to offer. Home to Fiordland National Park (of World Heritage status) and an abundance of legends of those who tried to tame this wild terrain long ago. Despite this remote location, a comfortable private lodge awaits you, complete with your attentive lodge hosts and delicious three-course dinner. Join an unforgettable journey into this untamed wilderness, where world-famous hospitality and guiding expertise meets breathtaking landscape to create memories that will last a lifetime. Departs: Milford air strip approximately 12pm. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One nights’ accommodation, all meals while on the track, return helicopter ride from Milford Sound, a jet-boat ride and use of day packs, rain jackets and toiletries. Note: There is approximately four miles of guided hiking each day.

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PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Southern Alps Discovery

Glowworm Caves - Te Anau

Arrive into Queenstown and transfer to your hotel by private vehicle. Afternoon at leisure. Day 2: Queenstown - Wanaka Collect your rental car and head to the lakeside town of Wanaka to relax or perhaps, go wine tasting. Day 3: Wanaka – West Coast Glaciers Drive through Mount Aspiring National Park to the Wild West Coast and Glacier Country. Day 4: Franz Josef – Arthurs Pass (B,D) Head into the Southern Alps and the glorious Arthurs Pass National Park. Day 5: Arthurs Pass (B,D) A full day to enjoy the activities on offer at your accommodation. Day 6: Arthurs Pass – Christchurch (B,D) Travel across the Canterbury Plains and into Christchurch. Enjoy dinner this evening on the Tramcar. Day 7: Christchurch – Mount Cook Take the inland scenic route to Mount Cook National Park via Lake Tekapo. Day 8: Mount Cook Some time to explore the walks or Mount Cook Village before taking a trip to glacier lakes. Day 9: Mount Cook – Te Anau

To truly appreciate the vastness of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, take to the sky and experience a birds-eye view of this stunning region. With uninterrupted views from the windows of a high-wing Cessna, enjoy a memorable flight over the Alps and the ‘must-see’ icons. Fly from Queenstown to Mount Cook, with time allowed for an optional glacier landing before traveling via the West Coast to Milford Sound. Relish epic views over the Fiordland glaciers and the UNESCO-listed Milford Sound before joining a cruise to marvel at the sights before returning to Queenstown by air. With a 100% safety record, Air Milford has over 40 years aviation experience and specializes in personalized sightseeing excursions from Queenstown. Select from flightseeing options to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and/or Mount Cook. Departs: On demand. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$ 118

Board the Luminosa, a 75 foot luxury catamaran, and cruise across Lake Te Anau to the western shore. Disembark and join a specialist nature guide for an above and below ground experience. Your guide will explain aspects of the cave and its various inhabitants, above ground and below the ground, and through a twisting network of limestone passages filled with the whirlpools and waterfalls of the Tunnel Burn Stream. Follow the path deep underground before transferring into small boats to drift silently below thousands of glowworms inhabiting a silent, hidden grotto. Re-trace the steps out of the caves and return to Te Anau by catamaran. Departs: Te Anau daily at 2pm and 7pm, additional departures Oct–Apr. Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes. Includes: Scenic lake cruise, glowworm cave tour, full commentary, tea and coffee. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Continue your drive south into Central Otago, through the Gibbston Valley and to Te Anau. Day 10: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown (B) Explore Milford Sound and board your nature cruise to see the wonders of Mitre Peak before traveling to Queenstown. Day 11: Queenstown (D) Free day to explore Queenstown. This evening, cruise to Walter Peak Station for dinner and an evening of entertainment. Day 12: Depart Queenstown Return your rental vehicle to Queenstown Airport. Includes: 10 days’ car hire including GPS and unlimited mileage, 11 nights’ accommodation, Christchurch Tramcar Dinner, Mt Cook Glacier Lakes tour, Milford Sound Cruise and dinner at Walter Peak Station. Price per person twin share, from: 2,545


Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

Camp Estate at Larnach Castle

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

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, decorated in the neoclassic style. Particularly lovely features include fire places and pastoral views of the surrounding countryside. Guests are invited to dine in one of the Castle dining rooms at night.

The iconic 1937 Chief Post Office has been transformed into Dunedin’s premier hotel located in the rejuvenated and vibrant Warehouse Precinct in the heart of the city. Boasting 121 elegant hotel suites and studios, equipped with modern conveniences including airconditioning, washer/dryer, microwave, 55” flat screen TV with SKY TV. Enjoy delicious cuisine and outstanding service at the hotel’s Parcels Restaurant and Post Bar or experience private dining with a unique touch of timeless elegance and nostalgia in the original Post Office vaults. Complimentary unlimited WiFi, access to the on-site gym and guest car parking is also available.

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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the principal city of the Otago region. Wander the gardens and grand rooms of Larnach Castle, take a tour of Speights’s Brewery, drive the Otago Peninsula and discover unique wildlife or catch the famous Taieri Gorge Railway to central Otago.

Includes: Breakfast daily and admission to the Castle, gardens and grounds.

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Larnach Lodge

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

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.

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 (chargeable) and complimentary WiFi.

Larnach Lodge is a 20-minute drive from the city of Dunedin and 20 minutes from the famous wildlife attractions on the Otago Peninsula. Includes: Breakfast daily and admission to the Castle, gardens and grounds.

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FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

The Brothers Boutique Hotel

Relax in a European style family run and owned boutique hotel close to inner city amenities. The Brothers offers a mixture of convenience, history, charm, elegance and tranquility, with the building retaining much of its original grandeur. There are 15 bedrooms, all with tiled ensuites. It is a six-minute walk downhill to the city center. Includes: Continental breakfast daily in the dining room, an evening welcome drink between 5-6pm in the Guest Lounge and car parking.

Monarch Wildlife Cruise and Tour

On this award-winning full-day guided tour, you will get closer to New Zealand’s 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. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $

Speights Brewery Tour

BOUTIQUE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Elm Half-Day Wildlife Encounter

See over 141 years of brewing history as your guide takes you on a 90-minute interactive brewery tour. Focus on the history of this Dunedin icon, by exploring the brewery and learning about all of the ingredients that go into the award-winning brews. Hear about our state of the art brewing process before enjoying samples of the beers. Departs: Brewery Heritage Centre daily at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm. Additional times OctMar. Duration: 90 minutes. Includes: Guided tour and tasting. PRICE GUIDE: $

The Seasider Experience New Zealand’s best wildlife tour, a multi-award-winning wildlife and conservation activity. Providing scheduled ‘peninsula encounter’ and exclusive “wild coast explorer” wildlife tours, with guides offering an exciting, and memorable experiences around the Otago Peninsula. These tours are unrivalled in their close viewing of rare wildlife within an exclusive penguin conservation area. Wildlife seen on tours include penguins, albatross, sea-lions, fur seals and many other marine and wading birds. Other tour options can include a Royal Albatross tour or a ‘Monarch’ boat cruise to provide alternative viewing to an already “wow” activity. Departs: Daily from 1.30pm (Apr-Sep) and from 3.30pm (Oct-Mar). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Entrance fees. Walking is required to reach the animals. Average level of fitness needed. PRICE GUIDE: $ 120

The Seasider is an exciting return rail journey, which takes you on the spectacular section of coastal railway line between Dunedin and Waitati. The journey offers excellent views as your travel along Otago Harbour to climb the cliff tops, emerging from the bush and onto the picture perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling Blue Skin Bay. Departs: Daily at 2pm Dec-Mar. Duration: 90 minutes. Includes: Rail ticket. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Ultimate Explorer 16 day small group guided tour Experience the magical beauty of snowy mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches, fiords, wilderness lakes and mighty glaciers on a small-group, luxury 20-seater coach. The beauty of traveling aboard the Ultimate Coach is that every aspect of your vacation is personal, be treated as a VIP and enjoy 4.5 star accommodation combined with a number of exclusive extras.

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Ultimate Seats

Day 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)

Maori Dancers Milford Sound

Day 8: Fox Glacier – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch (B,D)

On arrival into Christchurch you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This Visit the Greenstone Factory in Hokitika before traveling to Arthus’s Pass to board the evening, meet your traveling companions over a pre-dinner drink and dinner. TranzAlpine for a scenic rail journey to Christchurch. Hotel: The George. Hotel: The George. Day 9: Christchurch – Picton – Wellington (B,D) Day 2: Christchurch – Mount Cook (B,D) Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura, through Marlborough

Enjoy a city sights tour of Christchurch before traveling to Lake Tekapo to see Country and then on to Picton. Board the InterIslander Ferry and cross the stunning the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing on to the spectacular Cook Strait to Wellington. Hotel: InterContinental Wellington, 2 nights. mountains ranges and Mount Cook. There is time for an optional scenic flight Day 10: Wellington (B) over the Southern Alps (weather permitting). Hotel: The Hermitage Hotel. Explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum featuring exhibits that embrace Day 3: Mount Cook- Dunedin (B,D) both Māori and European views. Enjoy a city tour, followed by free time to explore Depart Mount Cook and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River the city at your leisure. to Oamaru and then onto Dunedin. Enjoy an informative city tour followed by Day 11: Wellington – Taupo – Rotorua (B,D) some free time to explore at leisure. Hotel: Distinction Dunedin. Depart Wellington and view the snowcapped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro Day 4: Dunedin – Te Anau (B,D) as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour and time Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Hotel: Regent to wander around this Garden of International Significance. Enjoy an Ultimate of Rotorua or similar, 2 nights. High Tea in the Grand Ballroom before traveling to Te Anau. Hotel: Te Anau Day 12: Rotorua (B,SD) Hotel and Villas. Start the day with a gondala ride before traveling to Agrodome for an action packed Day 5: Te Anau – Milford Sound – Queenstown (B,L) hour of farming entertainment. Continue to Rainbow Springs for the Kiwi Encounter Depart Te Anau and travel to Milford Sound to board a nature cruise on the fiord. experience which offers a unique behind-the-scenes tour of a working Kiwi nursery After a picnic lunch, continue to Queenstown, overlooking the stunning Lake and hatchery. Enjoy free time before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools Wakatipu. Hotel: Millennium Hotel Queenstown, 2 nights. and awesome geysers followed by an entertaining Māori Hangi and Concert. Day 6: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)

Day 13: Rotorua – Auckland – Bay of Islands (B,D)

Today is free to explore Queenstown at leisure. This evening, travel on the vintage Travel north via Auckland to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue dinner. Kauri Tree. Continue to the Bay of Islands where you will join a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Māori Day 7: Queenstown – Fox Glacier (B,D) tribes and the British. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, 2 nights. After breakfast, travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village and then continue via the Haast Pass to the West Coast. There is time for an optional scenic flight Day 14: Bay of Islands (B) over the glaciers before dinner. Hotel: Distinction Fox Glacier or similar. Cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the

Hole in the Rock Cruise

Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia for a free afternoon. Day 15: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,SD) Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your fellow travelers. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Auckland. Day 16: Depart Auckland (B) After breakfast, transfer to Auckland Airport for your onward flight arrangements.

Includes Airport transfers Personalized meet and greet on arrival 15 nights 4.5 star accommodation Meals and touring as noted

Departs Apr 15, May 6, Sep 27, Oct 13, Oct 28, Nov 12, Dec 5, 2019. Jan 11, Jan 26, Feb 13, Mar 1, Mar 10, Mar 29, May 6, 2020

FROM $5,599 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia & New Zealand

Best of New Zealand 18 day guided tour From the pristine white beaches of the North Island to the snow-capped peaks of the South, you’ll explore every nook of New Zealand on this magnificent journey. A heart-pounding haka welcomes you to Rotorua for a taste of MÄ ori culture, while a world-renowned train journey tops off your time in The Land of the Long White Cloud with scenic splendor.

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Auckland

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waikato

Day 1: Auckland

Blenheim. This evening, enjoy dinner made with local produce and paired with fine On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow Marlborough wines. Hotel: Chateau Marlborough. travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception. Hotel: Cordis Auckland. Day 9: Blenheim – Christchurch (B) Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands (B,D) Travel to Kaikoura, where sperm whales can often be seen not far from shore (an

Queenstown. Adam Bryce

Day 16: Franz Josef – Punakaiki (B,D)

Explore the glacier this morning, then spend some time amongst temperate rainforest giants on the West Coast Treetop Walkway. Travel to Hokitika, home of New Zealand’s famous greenstone, then on Travel through Northland’s lush farmland to the stunning Bay of Islands. optional whale-watching flight is available). On arrival in Christchurch see the extensive to Punakaiki. Hotel: Punakaiki Resort. Experience spectacular scenery as you cruise through game-fishing waters to the work carried out to rebuild the city after the earthquake of 2011. Hotel: Distinction Milford Sound Day 17: Punakaiki – Christchurch (B,D) rugged Cape Brett Peninsula. Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, 2 nights. Christchurch Hotel. Board the iconic TranzAlpine train in Greymouth Day 3: Bay of Islands (B) Day 10: Christchurch – Twizel (B,L,D) and embark on one of the world’s most scenic rail Today, choose one from a range of ‘Included Choice’ sightseeing experiences. Go Visit Morelea, the home of Angie and Stan Taylor, on the shores of Lake Tekapo for journeys. Back in Christchurch, join your Travel sailing aboard a historic tall ship, take a mini tour of historic Russell, explore the a barbecue lunch and gain an insight into a lifetime of farming. This afternoon view Director for a Farewell Dinner. Hotel: Distinction Waitangi Treaty Grounds or perhaps enjoy a relaxing tour of Kerikeri and sample the famed Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo. Hotel: Mackenzie Country Christchurch Hotel. organic wines, and taste delicious chocolates! Hotel. Day 18: Depart Christchurch (B) Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland (B,D) Day 11: Twizel – Dunedin (B,D) After breakfast, transfer to Christchurch Airport for Morning at leisure before traveling you to Whangarei and then Parry Kauri Park Travel through Oamaru and on to New Zealand’s southernmost city, Dunedin. Select your connecting flight. to walk among New Zealand’s native forest giants to Auckland. This evening join from one of the ‘Included Choice’ sightseeing experiences. Tour stately Larnach Castle, a Highlight Dinner at Eight restaurant at The Cordis. Hotel: Cordis Auckland. ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway, take a wildlife cruise or an interactive tour of Speight’s Brewery. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua (B) See the sights of Auckland and then head south to the Waitomo Caves, where Day 12: Dunedin – Te Anau (B,D) you’ll glide through the twinkling Glowworm Grotto. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Today, travel through lush green sheep grazing country on your way to Te Anau. Rotorua, 2 nights. Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas. Day 6: Rotorua (B,D)

Day 13: Te Anau – Queenstown (B)

This morning, embark on one of your ‘Included Choice’ sightseeing experiences. Unwind at the Polynesian Spa, tour the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, visit the Hobbiton movie set or explore Rotorua and its sparkling lakes in an amphibious WWII-era Duck. This evening, enjoy dinner and concert at the Tamaki Māori Village, where you can wander through the traditional settlement and enjoy an authentic Māori hangi meal.

Experience the magnificence of Fiordland National Park and explore Milford Sound on a Nature Cruise. Learn about the history of the region and benefit from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 2 nights. Day 14: Queenstown (B,D)

Choose from a range of ‘Included Choice’ sightseeing experiences today. Ride the Shotover Jet, take a gondola to Bob’s Peak for thrilling luge rides, visit Kiwi Birdlife Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington (B,D) Park or take a 4WD minibus through Skippers Canyon. This evening, enjoy a cruise Travel through pine forests and farmland to a hidden little spot, Huka Falls. Pass across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake before traveling on to New Zealand’s a gourmet barbecue dinner. capital city, Wellington. Enjoy an exclusive after-hours guided tour of Te Papa Day 15: Queenstown – Franz Josef (B,D) Museum of New Zealand. Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. Stop to visit the faithfully-restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown, and enjoy Day 8: Wellington – Blenheim (B,D) the tastes of stone fruit at Cromwell. You will then travel over Haast Pass and view Discover more of Wellington this morning before cruising the Cook Strait into Thunder Creek Falls on your way to Franz Josef Glacier. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef tranquil Queen Charlotte Sound and then on to the village of Picton and sunny Glacier (Douglas Wing).

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Airport transfers 17 nights’ quality accommodation Meals and touring as noted Travel by luxury coach

Departs Apr 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 1, 29; Jul 27; Aug 10, 24, 31; Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019. Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020.

FROM $5,975 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Essential New Zealand

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

13 days

8 days

Marlborough. Rob Suisted

Marlborough. Kieran Scott

Queenstown. Julian Apse

Wellington. Jullian Apse

The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is an indulgent road trip that travels through some of the Experience the must-see sights of New Zealand as you travel from North Island, through major wine growing regions, with cultural experiences along the way. the thermal wonderland to Queenstown. Day 1: Hawke’s Bay

Day 7: Blenheim – Christchurch (B)

Day 1: Arrive Auckland

Start your day with a guided Art Deco walk through the city center and then discover the tastes of Hawke’s Bay by following a self-guided Food Trail. Visit farm gates, artisan food producers and food destination outlets for fruit, honey, cheese, olives, wine, chocolate and more.

Travel the ruggedly beautiful coastline between the surging Pacific Ocean and the steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges to Christchurch. Plan to stop at Kaikoura for a whale watching cruise or perhaps spend some time in one of the mineral pools at Hanmer Springs.

On arrival at Auckland Airport, transfer to your hotel by private vehicle. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.

Day 2: Hawke’s Bay to Martinborough (B)

After breakfast, return your rental vehicle to either the city depot or Christchurch Airport.

Drive south through the Tararua district to Wairarapa traveling through pastoral landscapes to outlying vineyard clusters and charming small villages. Pick up a Wairarapa Wine Trail map and spend the afternoon visiting local cellar doors or delving into the world of olives at Olivo.

Day 8: Depart Christchurch (B)

Travel to world famous Waitomo Caves before continuing to Rotorua, home to spouting geysers and boiling mud pools. Day 4: Rotorua (B)

This morning, continue exploring the region. Visit the colonial village of Greytown where you can browse antique, homeware and fashion shops and art galleries.

This morning visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and gushing geysers as well as a nature walk in the Waimangui Volcanic Valley. This evening, enjoy a traditional Māori concert and hangi (feast).

Day 4: Martinborough – Wellington (B)

Day 5: Wellington – Picton – Blenheim (B) Return your rental vehicle at the Ferry Terminal and sail on-board the Interislander ferry to Picton. Collect another vehicle and make your way to Blenheim, located in the heart of the wine growing Marlborough region. Day 6: Blenheim (B,L) Today, join a tour to experience the three icons of Marlborough: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough Greenshell Mussels. After a morning of wine tastings, enjoy an informative, yet relaxing afternoon cruising the inner Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds on a Greenshell Mussel Cruise. 126

Spend the morning exploring the city on a smallgroup tour that showcases the history, sights and sounds of the city. Enjoy lunch at a vineyard, followed by wine tastings through the dramatic scenery of Auckland’s west coast. Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua (B)

Day 3: Martinborough (B)

Make your way over the bush-clad Rimutaka Ranges into New Zealand’s culinary capital, Wellington. This afternoon, grab a Craft Beer Trail map for an afternoon of craft beer appreciation followed by dinner at one of the many award-winning restaurants.

Day 2: Auckland (B,L)

Day 5: Rotorua – Wellington (B) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Wellington (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, make your way to Te Papa National Museum for a private one-hour highlights tour.

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Day 6: Wellington (B) 7 days car hire including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees 7 nights’ accommodation including breakfast daily 2-hour Art Deco walk, Napier Marlborough Sounds Icons tour including lunch, Blenheim One-way Interislander ferry between Wellington and Picton

FROM $1,570

based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

This morning, stroll behind the scenes at some of our favorite Wellington food places with a personal guide, to taste hidden culinary treasures and meet some of the people behind some of the city’s best food. Day 7: Wellington – Christchurch (B) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Christchurch (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, board the Tram Restaurant, a colonial style dining Tram for a four-course dinner served as the tram loops around the city. Day 8: Christchurch – Franz Josef (B) Transfer to Christchurch Railway Station and board

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the TranzAlpine for a scenic journey across the Southern Alps to Greymouth. On arrival, transfer by coach down the West Coast to Franz Josef. Day 9: Franz Josef (B) This morning, journey to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk through the regenerating rainforest to the terminal face. After a brief climb, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the glacier. Afternoon is at leisure to take an optional flight over the glacier. Day 10: Franz Josef – Queenstown (B) Travel down the West Coast via coach and then turn inland to cross Haast Pass to Queenstown. Day 11: Queenstown (B, D) This morning enjoy a Shotover jet boat ride before some free time to explore or relax. This evening, cruise across to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue dinner, followed by farm entertainment. Day 12: Milford Sound (B,L) Journey into Fiordland, through Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Cruise past mile-high Mitre Peak, along the 10-mile long glacially-carved fiord, and out to the open sea. Return to Queenstown early evening by road, or ask about upgrading to a scenic return flight. Day 13: Depart Queenstown (B) Free time until you transfer to Queenstown Airport for you onward flight arrangements.

Includes 12 nights’ deluxe accommodation Meals and touring as noted Transfers throughout

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New Zealand Rail Journeys

TranzAlpine

Northern Explorer

Rail Journeys There can be few better countries in the world than New Zealand to take a scenic rail journey.

Tranz Alpine. Snow Capped Peaks

Northern Explorer

Making the great traverse of the Southern Alps, the TranzAlpine train links Christchurch on the Pacific with Greymouth on the Tasman Sea, in a spectacular journey lasting four and a half hours.

The Northern Explorer is New Zealand’s longest running passenger service running between Auckland and Wellington that covers 422 miles of some of the country’s finest scenery

After the alluvial Canterbury Plains the track rises steadily, hugging the contours of spectacular river valleys, to cross dramatic Arthur’s Pass before descending, through podocarp forest and past Lake Brunner, to the western coast.

The journey through Tongariro National Park, with its three spectacular volcanic mountains – Tongariro, Ngāuruhoe and Ruapehu – is a highlight, a place of extremes and surprises, where snow-blanketed fields, ancient lava flows and dense beech forests can be seen side by side.

Although not luxurious, the train itself is comfortable and well equipped, with an open-air viewing carriage and panoramic windows that allow you to relax and appreciate the passing scenery. Departs Christchurch daily (except Dec 25) at 8.15am, arriving Greymouth at 12.45pm. Departs Greymouth daily (except Dec 25) at 1.45pm, arriving Christchurch at 6.05pm. Stops at Rolleston, Darfield, Springfield, Arthur’s Pass, Otira, Moana and Kokiri.

Departs Auckland Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 7.45am, arriving Wellington at 6.25pm. Departs Wellington Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 7.55am, arriving Auckland at 6.50pm. Stops at Auckland, Hamilton, National Park, Ohakune, Palmerston North and Wellington.

Price per person from: 185

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Coastal Pacific

Coastal Pacific. Kahutara River

Linking the port of Picton with the city of Christchurch, the Coastal Pacific railway offers a fantastic opportunity to discover the east coast of the South Island on a five hour journey. The tracks pass through the undulating hills and vineyards of the Marlborough region, and trace the east coast through Kaikoura. Around here you have the dramatic peaks of the Kaikoura Range on one side and the crashing South Pacific Ocean on the other - the scenery is incredible.

Departs Christchurch at 7am (Oct-Apr) and arrives Picton at 1.15pm. Departs Picton at 2.15pm, arriving Christchurch 8.30pm. Stops at Rangiora, Kaikoura and Blenheim. Tranz Alpine. Waimakariri Bridge

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Papua New Guinea

Polynesia

Gulf Of Papua Port Moresby

American Samoa (U.S.A)

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Penrhyn

Rakahanga Manihiki

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Pukapuka

Erromango Tanna Anatom Île Loyauté

Île de Pins

Fiji Yasawa Group Mamanuca Group

Vanua Levu

Viti Levu Suva

Savai‘i Upolu Apia Tutuila Niuafo’ou

Tonga

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Suwarrow

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Cook Islands Palmerston

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SOUTH PACIFIC The Islands the South Pacific offer azure waters, white-sand beaches, lush tropical rainforests and remote hideaways fringed with swaying palm trees, the epitome of an island vacation. The Cook Islands are renowned for their idyllic climate, turquoise lagoons and laid-back lifestyle. Rarotonga, the largest island, features volcanic peaks, rainforest and coral reefs, whilst Aitutaki, nicknamed the Honeymoon Island, offers a picturesque lagoon and superb beaches.

Fiji is located in the heart of the Pacific, an archipelago for 333 tropical islands. Famed rench Polynesia rugged landscapes, sun-drenched beaches, ( F r a n c e for ) romantic sunsets, beautiful coral reefs and crystalclean ocean waters, Fiji is the ideal vacation destination for families, couples or simply those looking to relax.

Samoa

The islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, evoke a peaceful state of mind. Romantic escapes in overwater bungalow paired with excellent spas and French heritage make Tahiti the perfect destination to escape and unwind. Experience the volcanoes and clear waters of Vanuatu or discover the traditions, lagoons and vast beaches 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. Tourism Fiji. Chris McLennan

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Rarotonga

Crown Beach Resort & Spa

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Welcome to

The Cook Islands The Cook Islands are a necklace of 15 natural pearls in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean. The islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki offer spectacular natural scenery with turquoise lagoons, powder white sand and azure waters. The Polynesian culture creates a welcoming and peaceful environment.

Situated on the white sands of stunning Muri beach, this five-star luxury villa complex, complete with an on-site spa, offers independence and privacy in luxury surrounds. Choose from 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 vacation so you choose how you would like to enjoy it. Includes: Complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, beach towels and sun-loungers, Kids Club (6-12 Years), a garden tour at the Pacific Resort and daily activities. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Little Polynesian Resort

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, onsite 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. Includes: Welcome drink on arrival, tropical breakfast daily with one hot selection, complimentary use of snorkeling gear, kayaks, daily activities and discounted drinks during Happy Hour with live entertainment. Cook Islands. Sean Scott

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Welcome to your deluxe Polynesian hideaway. Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga, Little Polynesian Resort is a sophisticated playground for grown-ups. Enjoy relaxing on loungers on the white sandy beach. Cool off in the infinity pool while taking in the spectacular lagoon views. Explore the lagoon by kayak or discover the underwater world snorkeling. And at the end of the day, enjoy the romance of poolside dining, sipping cocktails while the sun sets in paradise. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, tropical welcome drink and scented towel on arrival and use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and standup paddleboards.

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Rarotonga

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Sea Change Villas

Royale Takitumu

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.

Paradise, by true definition. Situated on the majestic Titikaveka Beach, Royale Takitumu is the epitome of serenity, luxury and intimacy.

Includes: Return airport transfers, a bottle of wine and a few beers on arrival, self-starter breakfast pack, a personal orientation after arrival, use of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, bicycles, guest barbecue and extensive DVD and CD library.

With three different room categories available, there are luxurious abodes to suit every need, and by welcoming guests ages 18 and over, Royale Takitumu guarantees you a blissful and quiet stay here in our little paradise. Includes: Welcome drink, breakfast basket and personal guest orientation on day of arrival, complimentary 100MB WiFi voucher, use of snorkel gear, sea kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, e-bikes, and access to the DVD and book library, guest barbecue and free local phone calls.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

The Edgewater Resort & Spa

Muri Beach Club Hotel

The Edgewater Resort & Spa is the best-known Cook Islands fullservice 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 sand beach and turquoise blue lagoon. With nine accommodation options from studios and hotel rooms to deluxe suites and three-bedroom villas there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets.

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.

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, and 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 three bedroom beachfront villas, two bedroom garden villas, and beachfront & garden suites, family rooms and studio rooms. All accommodation options are spacious and combine contemporary features with classic luxury and include a private patio or balcony to ensure complete relaxation. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, scheduled daily activities and free kids club (6-12yrs).

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, use of tennis courts, snorkeling equipment, on-site activities and Coconut Kids Club (4-12yrs).

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily with one hot selection, complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, stand-up paddle-boards, beach towels and an invitation to the weekly Managers Cocktail hour.

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Rarotonga & Aitutaki

Castaways Resort

Pacific Resort Aitutaki

This friendly little resort is well known for its fantastic beach location, quirky character and relaxed ambience. With only a small variety of rooms on-site, this self catering adults-only resort has the perfect balance of privacy and freedom, offering peaceful accommodation at cost effective rates for all types of travelers. Castaway is home to some of the islands most spectacular sunsets. Equipped with a restaurant and bar right on the beach, enjoy a cocktail or romantic dinner in front of the setting sun. All rooms on-site are air-conditioned and furnished to suit all needs. The exterior surroundings at the resort contribute to capturing that fresh, tropical feeling essential to any vacation experience in Rarotonga.

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort

For incurable romantics dreaming of an overwater haven, then Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort 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.

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, sun loungers and guest barbecue.

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, return airport transfers, welcome drink, invitation to Managers sunset cocktail party, use of stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, gym, bicycles and a daily activities program.

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DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Tamanu Beach Resort

Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers secluded luxury on an atoll. Let Aitutaki seduce you with its beauty at its most exclusive and luxurious resort. Enjoy the resort facilities including an on-site spa. Explore the lagoon by kayak, snorkel the unique Aquatic Eco Trail or explore the island by bicycle. As the sun sets in paradise, sip on refreshing cocktails poolside at Black Rock Bar, 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 29 luxurious, absolute beachfront bungalows and villas, all with their own personal panoramic view of Aitutaki Lagoon and featuring a private daybed for ultimate relaxation. Multi-awardwinning 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. Includes: À la carte breakfast daily, fresh coconut nu on arrival and complimentary use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, bicycles, snorkeling equipment and beach towels. Snorkeling Aitutaki

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DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Tamanu Beach Resort is owned and operated by the Henry family. This beachfront resort features 23 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 leeward side of the trade winds, the lagoon is calm and the sunsets serene. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, complimentary kayaks, snorkeling equipment and stand-up paddle boards. WiFi 500MB, airport transfers and flower eis on arrival and departure.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$


Rarotonga & Aitutaki

Te Vara Nui Village Dinner & Show

Aitutaki Flight-Cruise Day Tour

Te Vara Nui Village houses the most stunning entertainment venue, 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 and Sat at 7.30pm. Duration: From 3-4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, light refreshments and dinner.

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 award-winning 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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Aitutaki Punarei Tour

Lagoon Cruise, Muri Beach, Rarotonga

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 and Fri at 9am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, historical village tour and traditional island feast (Umu Kai).

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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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The Vaka Cruise, Aitutaki

Rarotonga Earth and Ocean

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 a variety of marine life. Departs: Aitutaki Mon-Sat at 10am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

Enjoy the natural sights of Rarotonga on a tour of the island’s agriculture and marine life. Stop at the Whale and Wildlife Centre, an interactive museum in the heart of Muri, Black Rock and the Marie Niui Tropical Gardens, breaking for lunch at the Mooring Fish Café. Departs: Mon-Fri at 10am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and entry fees.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Rarotonga Getaway

Aitutaki Escape

6 days

6 days

Beachfront and Lagoon

Cook Islands. David Kirkland

Aitutaki

Cook Islands. Sean Scott

Aitutaki

Cook Islands. David Kirkland

Experience glittering white-sand beaches, blue lagoons and Polynesian culture on the main island of Rarotonga. Try snorkeling or diving, go hiking or cycling or just simply relax in the tropical surroundings.

Anyone who has ever traveled to Aitutaki will admit that photographs will never convey the breathtaking scenery – where warm, crystal waters fill the turquoise lagoon.

Day 1: Rarotonga Day 5: Rarotonga (B) On arrival in Rarotonga, you will be met and transferred A free day to explore the island at your leisure. to you hotel for an early check-in. Spend the rest of your day unwinding or exploring the island at leisure. Day 6: Depart Rarotonga (B) After check-out this morning, you choose to discover Day 2: Rarotonga (B) the island further, catch up on some last minute Today, discover Rarotonga from the comfort of a coach shopping, or continue to use the hotel’s facilities as your guide takes you on an introductory three-hour before transferring to Raratonga Airport for your sightseeing of the island. Visit ancient maraes (sacred onward flight arrangements. sites), local arts and crafts stores, the library, museum and the Garden of Seven Canoes before returning to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 1: Rarotonga – Aitutaki The turquoise lagoons welcome you to the island as you land in Aitutaki. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Includes

Day 3: Rarotonga (B,L) Experience Rarotonga’s lagoon on a glass bottom boat, then snorkel and explore the lagoon in search of giant clams and colorful fish. Travel to Motu Koromiri for a Rarotongan-style fresh fish barbecue and lessons on pareau tying and coconut husking before returning to your hotel. Day 4: Rarotonga (B,D) Today is free to relax or explore the island at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a Cook Islands treat with a sunset cocktail, a delicious Umu (underground oven) feast while watching a spectacular ‘Drums of our Forefathers’ stage show. With beautiful voices and graceful dancers, you cannot help by be inspired by this intriguing culture. 134

5 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade Early check-in Tropical breakfast daily Meet and greet on arrival

Day 2: Aitutaki (B,L) Learn more about the history, traditional skills and beliefs of the people on a half-day tour of Aitutaki. Your guide will share how traditional medicine was made, and you will learn how to weave coconut fronds as well as the basics of Cook Islands dance. This interactive tour concludes with a traditional feast (umu kai) for lunch on-site at the Cultural Village before returning to your hotel.

FROM $865 per person

Day 3: Aitutaki (B,L) Today, cruise one the most stunning 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 on One Foot Island. Relax, swim and snorkel on the lagoon before enjoying an island barbecue lunch onboard. Live music and cultural demonstrations by the crew are enjoyed on the return journey back to O’otu.

based on double occupancy

Day 4-5: Aitutaki (B)

Airport transfers Island Discovery tour Lagoon Cruise including lunch Island Night Show including entertainment and dinner

Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

You have two full days to explore Aitutaki at your leisure. Perhaps pamper yourself with a local spa

treatment, or find your spot on the beach and simply relax. Day 6: Aitutaki (B) This afternoon, transfer to Aitutaki Airport for your return flight to Rarotonga (not included).

Includes 5 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade Tropical breakfast daily Meet and greet on arrival Airport transfers Punarei Cultural Village tour including lunch Vaka Lagoon Cruise including lunch

FROM $924 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


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Fiji

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Matamanoa Island Resort

The resort is set on a white-sand 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 canapés daily.

Matamanoa Island is a small, private, adult only, boutique island resort, 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 watch the azure waters of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Facilities include a tennis court, infinity pool, scuba diving, watersports and snorkeling to name a few.

Welcome to

Fiji Fiji is a rich cultural surprise, where the friendly Fijians will captivate your heart. Brimming with colorful attractions, aweinspiring scenery, white-sand beaches, swaying coconut trees and unique cultural activities, a Fijian vacation offers something for everyone. Spend your days relaxing by the pool and nights strolling the beach mixed with activities like snorkeling, diving or golfing.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina, Fiji

Castaway Island, 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, visit Wellness Day Spa and enjoy several gourmet-dining options on this island.

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 air-conditioned bures with vaulted “tapa” lined ceilings are stylish and spacious. Activities on the island include 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. Includes: Welcome cocktail on arrival, use of snorkeling equipment, non-motorized watersports equipment, tennis court and an invitation to the weekly poolside cocktail party.

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FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Outer Islands

Mana Island Resort & Spa

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

Lomani Island Resort

Indulge in heavenly seclusion in an area renowned for its velvety, whitesand 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.

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 ten new beachfront bures that come complete with their own plunge pools, 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.

Includes: All meals, non-alcoholic beverages, WiFi, use of non-motorized watersports equipment, weekly three-hour excursion to the Blue Lagoon Caves, private beach picnics, snorkeling trips, introductory scuba pool dive, village visit and cultural activities.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Qamea Resort & Spa

Taveuni Palms

Qamea Resort & Spa is an intimate boutique resort catering to a maximum of 34 adults, with only 17 luxuriously appointed and airconditioned 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 white-sand beach nearly a mile in length, and is known as the most spectacular in Fiji’s Northern Islands group.

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 can savor five-star cuisine and service, Taveuni Palms Resort provides the ideal oasis to relax and renew in the most intimate of settings.

Mana Island Resort & Spa – Fiji, is an all meals inclusive resort, nestled in the heart of the Mamanuca group. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodation from Premium Bures to Luxury Suite Rooms or the modern yet traditional Fijian Bures. Savor a meal at one of six restaurants, rejuvenate in Mana’s spa, lay around in one of two fresh water pools, hydrate at one of our four bars or learn to snorkel or dive with the PADI team. Mana offers a myriad of land and water based activities. Getting married? The resort has a chapel and is privileged to have three beaches, perfect for weddings. The south side of the island boasts water sports activities whilst the northern beach is much quieter. The sunset and picnic beaches are for those who are seeking privacy and seclusion. The high rate of returning guest speaks for itself. This haven is a true blend of modern conveniences combined with traditional Fijian customs and friendliness, thus creating an ultimate vacation experience.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Round-trip transfers from Taveuni Airport, welcome drink, continental breakfast, daily maid and evening turndown service, use of non-motorized activities, nightly entertainment and WiFi.

Includes: Round-trip transfers from Matei Airport, welcome lei and tropical drink on arrival, all meals, select non-alcoholic beverages, one-hour post flight recovery massage, resort activities, WiFi and use of iPad.

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Outer Islands

Namale Resort & Spa

Savasi Island

Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa

Savasi Island offers all the iconic elements of a unique tropical lifestyle, 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.

Enjoy nature’s playground surrounded by lush rainforest at the edge of a stunning private lagoon perfect for relaxing holidays, active family vacations and magical romantic escapes. In a remote setting that defines paradise, Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa guarantees a genuine Fijian experience that’s nirvana to the core. Days can be spent enjoying the multitude of water sports, exploring world class dive sites or rejuvenating at the iconic Rainforest Spa.

Additional floating accommodation comprised of five luxury staterooms is available aboard the 140 ft schooner Savasi Serenity, permanently moored at Savasi Island.

The all-inclusive, luxury boutique Namale Resort & Spa features five-star accommodations with authentic Fijian design set amidst a breathtaking tropical setting that abounds with rainforests, waterfalls, and stunning coastline. Located on Fiji’s island of Vanua Levu, these gorgeous natural surroundings and an array of complimentary activities offer guests a unique combination of adventure and relaxation. With an exceedingly high four-to-one staff to guest ratio, Namale specializes in crafting highly customized and distinctive experiences, offering elevated, world-class cuisine and unique private dining options like romantic dinners in a candlelit sea cave or picnic lunches next to a rainforest waterfall. With only 19 private bures and villas, a maximum capacity of 44 guests, and an adults-only atmosphere, Namale is a favorite among celebrities for its exclusivity and luxury. Namale Spa is perched upon volcanic pinnacles with magnificent views of the Koro Sea, while guest accommodations are scattered throughout 525 acres of tropical gardens for the ultimate in seclusion. Tranquil, private and exotic, Namale Resort & Spa is the perfect hideaway for those seeking their own South Pacific paradise. Includes: Breakfast, three-course lunch and five-course dinners daily, snacks, all beverages, round-trip transfers from Savusavu Airport, mini-bar, daily laundry service, WiFi and resort activities. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$ 138

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Matangi Private Island Resort

Royal Davui Island Resort

This boutique private island resort is located on 240 acres in the remote northeastern 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, large sitting area, private veranda and a lava rock outdoor shower. The on-site Ocean Spa cantilevers over the lagoon, offering organic plant and marine based therapies. Dine at ‘Vale-Ni-Kana’, which boasts 270° views of the ocean and tropical gardens.

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.

Includes: Use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and extensive hiking trails as well as cultural activities and some tours.

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 nonmotorized water sports.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


Yasawa & Northern Islands

Tivua Island Day Cruise

Nadi Cultural & Mudpool Tour

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.

This half-day tour of Nadi and her surrounds is an ideal snapshot introduction to Fiji’s main island. 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. Departs: Mon, Wed and Fri at 9am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Transfers and entry fees.

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. Departs: Port Denarau daily 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. Ask about the Lazy Lunch cruise and wreck dive at Tivua.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Discover Fiji Navua Awesome Foursome

Enjoy an exhilarating cruise up the beautiful Navua River, past villages, pristine tropical rainforests, deep gorges/canyons, and cascading waterfalls. Visit a village meeting house (bure) to experience a traditional customary welcome kava ceremony which will be performed for you. This is only done to visiting high chiefs or very important visitors. Navua River’s Biggest Waterfall is situated up river a quick walk into the wilderness to get to the first pool with the help of your guides. Explore on a bamboo raft, the only means of transport used before roads or motors were introduced. Departs: Mon-Sat at 10am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and afternoon refreshments.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Nadi Markets. Chris McLennan

Tavarua. Tourism Fiji

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Captain Cook Reef Endeavour Cruise “Discover the real Fiji.”

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, 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, and an onboard Five Star PADI dive team. Includes: All meals, marine biology talks, most activities (there is only a charge for a swim in the limestone caves which is a donation to the village), tea or coffee. 140

Southern Yasawa Island 4 days/3 nights

Northern Yasawa Island 5 days/4 nights

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 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: 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 followed by time to swim, snorkel or coral viewing from a glass bottom boat. Cruise to the Southern Yasawa islands to Waya Island and visit a local school, village and shell market. Day 4: Reef Endeavour sets sail before breakfast and returns to Denarau Marina. Departs: Saturday at 12 noon. Price per person twin share, from: 946

Day 2: Start the day naturally with a morning swim and snorkel in an idyllic bay at Brothers beach on Naviti. Savor the bounty of a gourmet buffet lunch as you journey to spectacular Naviti Island where you can bask in aquamarine waters along whitesandy 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 Sawai-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 discover a myriad of fish in the coral

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reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise the spectacular channels to Drawaqa for amazing snorkeling this afternoon, you may even see a Mantaray (seasonal). Our overnight anchorage is 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: 1,270 Yasawa Islands 7 nights/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. Price per person twin share, from: 2,099


Blue Lagoon Small Ship Cruises “Discover the magic of Fiji’s islands.”

Blue Lagoon Cruises has more than 60 years of experience sailing the tropical waters of the South Pacific, specialising in offering three, four and seven-night itineraries through Fiji’s spectacular Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups. Sail to uninhabited tropical islands, laze on golden beaches and snorkel in crystal-clear turquoise waters to truly experience paradise.

Malamala Beach Club Fiji

Measuring at only 179 feet in length, the Fiji Princess is small in size. She can access bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a larger ship and even ties off to a coconut tree. The Fiji Princess accommodates a maximum of 68 guests allowing for a personal and friendly atmosphere, which is complemented by the enthusiastic all-Fijian crew. The crew are quick to learn guests’ names and are always welcoming with a big ‘BULA’! With a maximum of four hours cruising per day, there is more time for exploring onshore: visit remote island villages, discover ancient Fijian culture including traditional Meke performances and kava ceremonies, and enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful private beach on Nanuya Lailai Island. Swim with manta rays (seasonal) and stop off at the Sacred Islands and Sawa-I-Lau Caves. A Blue Lagoon Cruise is the ideal way to experience the hidden wonders of the South Pacific you previously thought only existed in the movies. Each and every day and evening there is an array of wonderful activities and memorable encounters with the local people to enjoy.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,499

Malamala Beach Club Fiji is the world’s first island beach club. Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal-clear waters, Malamala Beach Club is just 25 minutes from Port Denarau. Enjoy white sand beaches, poolside day beds, beachside cabanas with butler service, a resortstyle infinity edge pool and views across the stunning Mamanuca Islands. Malamala Beach Club offers a delicious à la carte menu. Select from light bites, Pacific-inspired meals and shared platters, all accompanied by a special selection of handcrafted cocktails. Departs: Port Denarau daily at 10am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers from most Denarau, Nadi and Coral Coast hotels and resorts, return vessel transfers, use of non-motorized water sports equipment for snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddling, towel service and complimentary WiFi. PRICE GUIDE: $ 141


Fiji – Two Island Experience 8 days

Fiji. Mark Snyder

Ultimate All-Inclusive at Namale Resort & Spa 7 days

Rainforest Spa. Mark Snyder

Fiji Land and Cruise 7 days

Captain Cook Reef Endeavour Cruise

Day 1: Nadi – Coral Coast

Day 1: Savusavu - Namale

Day 1: Embark Cruise (D)

On arrival at Nadi Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, a luxury resort in the heart of the Coral Coast. Designed to reflect the true Fijian experience and way of life, it is where traditional Fijian village meets five star luxury.

On arrival at Savusavu Airport, you will be met and transferred to Namale. The remainder of your day is free to explore and relax.

Board the Reef Endeavour and set sail through the beautiful Mamanuca islands past many famous resorts before arriving for a snorkel or swim from a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Tonight, enjoy an à-la-carte dinner.

Day 2-4: Coral Coast (B) You have three days free to relax, enjoy and explore the region. Take advantage of an optional activities available at the resort. Day 5: Coral Coast – Castaway Island (B,L,D) After breakfast, transfer to Denarau Marina for a ferry transfer to Castaway Island, located in the Mamanuca Islands, amongst crystal clear waters and surrounded by white-sand beaches. Day 6-7: Castaway Island (B,L,D) You have two days free to relax and enjoy the island activities. Each day, the resort displays a blackboard listing of daily activities and classes on the island. Whether on sand, land, in or under the water, Castaway Island is a magical playground full or color and daily adventures.

Day 2-6: Namale Spend your days relaxing on your private deck or in your luxury quarters, lounging by the pool, enjoying a full day on the water snorkeling or wake boarding or perhaps going on a waterfall adventure in the rainforest. Relax with a hydrotherapy treatment in the Spa or perhaps indulge with a massage or treatment. Play a round a golf on the 9-hole course or go horseback riding. In the evenings, unwind with a five-course meal, a fun cultural show, or cocktails delivered to your door. Day 7: Depart Namale After breakfast, transfer to Savusavu Airport for your onward flight.

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Day 2: Monuriki – Monu Bay (B,L,D) Cruise to the idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks; ‘Castaway’ was filmed. Explore the natural film set on a guided kayak tour and explore Monu Island for snorkeling before a special village choral service. The harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening, join the entertainment of the Sunday Show. Day 3: Sacred Islands – Waya Islands (B, L, D) The Sacred Island is a place beautiful beyond belief, where legends tell of the great war canoe ‘Rogoboka’ which landed here with the first Fijians. On arrival the ship’s crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. There is time to swim or snorkel in the aquamarine lagoon before sailing to Waya Island to visit a local school, village and shell market.

Day 8: Depart Castaway Island (B)

Day 4: Waya Islands – Denarau Marina (B)

Transfer by ferry from Castaway Island to Denarau Marina and then by shuttle to Nadi Airport.

Enjoy breakfast on board before returning to the Port. On arrival at Denarau, you will be transferred to the Coral Coast for a three-night stay. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Includes 4 nights’ Outigger Fiji Beach Resort, including breakfast daily 3 nights’ Castaway Island, including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Round-trip transfers from Nadi Airport to Coral Coast and Port Denarau Round-trip ferry from Port Denarau to Castaway Island

Includes Round-trip transfers between Savusavu Airport and Namale 5 Nights’ at Namale Fiji Resort & Spa, Garden Tropical Bure Full service breakfasts, three-course lunches and five-course dinners and snacks in between meals All beverages including beer, liquor, red and white wines and Champagne, a fully stocked and daily replenished mini-bar Daily Laundry service, nightly turndown service, WiFi, Room Service and private outdoor dining options

FROM $2,866 per person

FROM $2,199 per person

Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

based on double occupancy

based on double occupancy

Day 5-6: Coral Coast (B) Relax at the resort or explore the surroundings. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, laze by the pool and perhaps treat yourself to a visit to the on-site Spa. Day 7: Depart Coral Coast (B) Transfer to Nadi Airport for your onward flight arrangements.

Includes 3-night Southern Yasawa Cruise, cabin, including all meals, activities and entertainment while on board 3-nights’ Coral Coast Resort including breakfast daily Transfers from Denarau to Coral Coast and Airport

FROM $1,999 per person based on double occupancy

Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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South Pacific / Other Islands

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. 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.

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.

The main islands are the ideal spot to perfect your leisure pursuits. Keen for a hike? 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 Mount 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. 143


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Please contact the applicable Consulate if you are Climate varies across the South Pacific, from hot and tropical to snowy and cold. The seasons are opposite to the holding a passport other than US/Canada. All countries Northern Hemisphere. Between December and February is Summer for most of the country, and the wet season for require the passport holder to hold a confirmed onward the tropical north of Australia. Winter is from June to August and vary by destination. 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.

Australia Summer (Dec-Feb)

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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

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

Hobart

53

69

48

62

41

53

46

60

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: 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.

New Zealand Summer (Dec-Feb)

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

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54

75

55

68

48

59

48

67

Bay of Islands

56

76

52

70

45

61

48

67

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

Hawke’s Bay

57

75

50

68

41

57

48

66

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

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.

Pacific Islands Summer (Dec-Feb)

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. Samoa: 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.

Fall (Mar-May)

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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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Tipping 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 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. 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. 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. The Vatu is used in Vanuatu, and has no subdivision. Coins run from 1v to 100v and notes, from 100v – 10,000v. 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.


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