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Contents

Down Under A ns wers | Travel Planner 2018/19

02 About Us 04 Planning your Vacation 05 Airline partners / Vacations we offer

Sydney Harbour. Destination NSW

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

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

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


About us Down Under Answers is the leading specialist We invite you to experience Australia, New in travel to Australia, New Zealand and South Zealand and South Pacific Pacific, creating extraordinary journeys for Down Under Answers’ Travel Planner showcases thousands of travelers over the past 26 years. the best of the South Pacific. We want to make We have a passionate team of Destination planning your vacation as simple as possible. Specialists who have either lived or traveled Visit duatravel.com for additional vacation extensively in our destinations and can provide ideas and special offers. thoughtful recommendations on what to see Travel – Culture – Adventure – Romance and where to stay. Our Destination Specialists take the time to understand your vacation needs Renewing your senses and appreciating your and create personalized, tailor-made itineraries surrounds, taking on new challenges and widening your horizons, is what travel is all to suit all styles and budgets. about. Each vacation we offer in this Travel Whether you want to visit iconic sights, Planner is to stir the imagination. Like an artist, experience local culture, attend an event or we will start with a blank canvas and create a escape to a beach in the South Pacific, our team personalized vacation just for you. offers in-depth destination knowledge and a seamless booking process.

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“Take Only Memories Leave Only Footprints” It was always my dream to travel the world and experience new destinations and cultures. I clearly remember my first trip to Australia, and wishing that I could bottle the excitement I had, knowing that one of my travel dreams was fulfilled. Since then, during my many adventures, I have been fortunate enough to witness other travelers dreams come true.

Another time, I was waiting at a hotel for a ride back to the airport in Sydney, when a gentleman entered the lobby. Cellphone in hand, he dialed his buddy back in the States and with unrestrained candor, he said to his friend “I can’t believe I made it – I am in Australia, can you believe it?”. His excitement was infectious and made me realize that things I take for granted, like traveling to Australia and New Zealand, are still dreams On a sunny day in Brisbane, a group was to many people. waiting to have their photos taken with a koala. A little girl was jumping up and down Like Bill Bryson once said “To my mind, the with unbridled excitement, telling everyone greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be that she had been waiting her whole life to able to experience everyday things as if for cuddle a koala. When her turn finally came, the first time, to be in a position in which she refused to take hold of the cushion the almost nothing is so familiar or taken for koala was sitting on. The photographer tried granted.” Let us assist in planning your dream every trick he knew, but the little girl kept her vacation this year. hands fisted by her side. “Don’t be afraid”, Sincerely, he cajoled. “I’m not afraid”, she protested, “I just don’t want to do it because then it Kirk Demeter will be all over.”

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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. Hamilton Island, Tourism and Events QLD

Price Guide

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

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

Accommodation Styles

Hotel

Lodge

Bed & Breakfast

These $ symbols are indicative of what you can expect to pay for low season, lead-in room

All-Suite

All-Inclusive

Apartment

categories and touring options. For example, per the guide, a hotel with 1 X $ is from $101-$200

Island Resort

Itineraries, motorhomes and cars all show a ‘from’ price, giving you a good indication of the low season price.

Accommodation Facilities

On-site Spa

Restaurant

Pool

Please note that prices featured in this brochure are intended as a guide only. They are

Internet (Free)

Fitness Center

Family Friendly

calculated using the exchange rate as of October 15, 2017 and may change due to exchange rate fluctuations, availability, taxes or seasonal surcharges.

Touring Activities

Contact our Destination Specialists for a customized quote for the dates of your planned

Private Tour

Active

Food & Wine

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Small Group Tour

Cultural

Cruise

Accommodation Ratings

Price Guide

Coach Tour

Rail

Camping

Eco-Adventure

Wildlife

Self-drive

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We use the following Price Guide for hotels and sightseeing experiences. Under $100

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(L) Lunch

(FL) Featured Lunch

(D) Dinner

(AT) Afternoon Tea

(HD) Highlight Dinner

Many hotels offer Bonus Offers such a free nights, upgrades or breakfasts. Ask our Destination Specialists if your stay qualifies for any of these!

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AIRLINE PARTNERS / VACATIONS WE OFFER

Airline Partners

Vacations we offer

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

Customized Vacations We provide expert destination knowledge and guidance to create unique itineraries to meet your personal requirements.

Fiji Airways

Private Charters From private planes to private tours and transfers, we recommend private arrangements for travelers that enjoy a higher level of flexibility, comfort and service.

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

Virgin Australia

Air New Zealand

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

Virgin Australia launched over a decade ago and instantly changed the way people fly. Today, Virgin Australia represents a new level of style, sophistication and professionalism. With constant innovation at the heart of everything they do, superior products and award-winning service set them apart and lets you enjoy a world-class experience on every flight.

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.

Air Tahiti Nui Air Tahiti Nui is the leading carrier to French Polynesia. Just like the islands they visit, beauty influences everything they do. Passengers will be immersed in a different world the moment they step on board. Hawaiian Airlines Now in its 88th 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 (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 250 daily flights system-wide.

On international long-haul flights from LA to Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, their Boeing 777 aircraft offers you a fully inclusive premium experience, awardwinning service and entertainment in every seat. Once you arrive in Australia, their young and stylish fleet can connect you to over 45 destinations. In addition, their range of international short-haul services from Australia include flights to New Zealand, Indonesia, the Pacific Islands and Samoa with Virgin Samoa. On domestic flights, enjoy complimentary food, checked baggage allowance of at least 50 lbs., and a large selection of inflight entertainment streamed to your own device.

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. It is just one of the reasons they’ve been voted airline of the year, for the last four years. Jump on from five North American gateways — Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston and Honolulu and fly nonstop to Auckland or onto one of 22 other New Zealand cities. There is also direct service to eight Australian gateways and 35 more cities with their airline partners. 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.

Weddings, Honeymoons or Romantic Getaways Take the stress out of planning a destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway by letting us take care of the details. Air Only We are pleased to offer competitive airfares and short-term sale initiatives to all travelers, even if you do not require land arrangements. Rail Journeys Incorporate a rail journey to your itinerary and marvel at the unique countryside from your seat. Small Ship Cruising Explore our unique destinations by small-ship cruise. Unpack your bags once and appreciate the sights from the comfort of your cabin. Special Interests Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, gardening, golfing, quilting or sailing, we can include arrangements to fulfil your interests! Group Travel We have booked many groups over the years, from extended family getaways to sporting teams and special events. Contact our Groups department for competitive prices and recommendations. Are you a potential group leader? Have you ever thought about getting your own group together? It could be family members, friends, your church or a local club. Whatever it is, once you have a group of 20 or more people ready to travel together - you travel FREE! Visit duatravel.com/groups for suggested itineraries.

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Australia Majestic landscapes, cobalt skies, pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage and prolific, unique flora and fauna are just some of the attractions of a vacation in Australia.

“Discover why there’s nothing like Australia”

Boasting a rich Indigenous culture that dates back 50,000 years, lush tropical rainforests, unique native wildlife, white-sand beaches along endless coastlines, a profusion of colors of the brilliant red desert Outback and the world’s largest and most spectacular coral reef, Australia offers something for everyone. Vibrant cities surprise with Sydney’s spectacular harbor displaying some of the world’s most recognized icons; the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Melbourne’s sports, arts and culinary scenes complement the natural wonders that surround. Gourmet Adelaide offers a rich food and wine culture and Hobart highlights the country’s historic past. Perth offers a relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle; Brisbane boasts a ‘young at heart’ atmosphere whilst Darwin is rich in Indigenous history. 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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Top 5 EXPERIENCES IN AUSTRALIA #1

Indigenous

Culture:

Connect with the world’s oldest living culture and experience how it has been passed down for over 50,000 years - through art, dance, myths, music and the land itself.

#2

Nature and Wildlife:

Discover Australia’s distinctive and diverse natural environments. View unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes, including many National Parks and World Heritage Areas.

#3

Food and Wine: Taste innovative cuisine - from locally inspired dishes to multicultural flavors, enjoy fresh produce at its finest. Visit one of the many wine growing regions and savor excellent wines or perhaps try a handcrafted beer from one of the microbreweries popping up around the country.

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The Outback: Nothing says Australia quite like the Outback. The open space tells the story of exploration and development, and reflects Australia’s pioneering spirit and unique identity.

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Coastal:

From the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Sydney Harbour in New South Wales and Tasman National Park in Tasmania, Australia has spectacular coastal and beach attractions for you to experience.

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

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

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

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$

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ACCOMMODATION / Sydney

Spicers Potts Point, Sydney

LUXE

Located in the vibrant inner city village of Potts Point the newest Spicers Retreat places the best of Sydney at your doorstep. Just a short walk to trendy cafés, downtown Sydney and the Harbor 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. 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 world-class 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. Includes: Gourmet à la carte breakfast, evening bar snacks with daily cocktail, in room snacks, and WiFi.

LUXE Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks district, the Four Seasons is one of Sydney’s best luxury hotels. Each of the 531 stylishly appointed rooms, 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.

DELUXE Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

DELUXE Map Reference: 5 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Quay West Suites Sydney Quay West Suites Sydney is in the heart of the historic Rocks district with magnificent views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline. Begin your day with breathtaking views of either the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge or Sydney city in the spacious one and two-bedroom apartments. Wander through history in The Rocks, or feast on exotic cuisines only steps from the hotel. Quay West Suites Sydney is the ideal place to stay whilst exploring vivacious Sydney.

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

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

DELUXE Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 11 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Cambridge Hotel Sydney The award winning, 4-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.

STANDARD Map Reference: 12 PRICE GUIDE: $

Travelodge Sydney 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 and is also within walking distance and the hotel is close to Central Railway Station.

STANDARD Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $

Taronga Zoo Wild Australia Experience One of Sydney’s most famous attractions, the awardwinning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals. Overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry. Open 365 days a year, admission includes daily keeper talks and shows, and access to the Sky Safari, Sydney’s only cable car. For the thrill-seekers, why not challenge yourself on Taronga’s exciting new treetop adventure course, Wild Ropes. Sydney’s ultimate aerial adventure, experience nature from a new perspective (additional costs apply). Looking for a more unique experience? Why not book one of the intimate behind-the-scenes tours. For those looking for an overnight experience you can even stay at the Zoo at the popular ‘Roar and Snore’ (additional costs apply).

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Taronga Zoo Admission Ticket: Open daily 9:30am to 5:00pm (seasonal). Includes: General Admission, daily keeper talks and access to the Sky Safari cable car. VIP Aussie Gold: Departs: Daily at 9.45am and 1.15pm. Includes: Admission, and Sky Safari Cable Car. Wild Australia Experience: Departs: Daily at 10.15am and 2pm. Includes: Admission, behindthe-scenes tour and morning or afternoon tea. Roar & Snore: Operates daily. Program starts at 6:15pm and finishes at 9:30am the following day. Includes: Dinner, breakfast and keeper talks.

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Sydney / SIGHTSEEING

BridgeClimb Sydney See Sydney at its best – take the climb of your life on the Sydney Harbour Bridge with BridgeClimb Sydney. With climb leaders as your guide, you will suit-up in their specially designed outdoor gear and ascend. From its fascinating underbelly to its summit, 439ft above the harbor, the Bridge is the pride of Sydney. From dawn until dusk, the view from the top is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. There are three climbs available; BridgeClimb, BridgeClimb Express and BridgeClimb Sampler.

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

The BridgeClimb is the original experience that offers stunning views of Sydney as you journey to the top along the outer arches of the Bridge. BridgeClimb Express accelerates your ascent to the summit through the inner arch. With fewer stops,

Sydney Classic Cycle Tour

Cruise Like A Local

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Panoramic Sydney Sightseeing Tour

Tastings in the Hunter…A Wine Lovers Adventure

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. See the shopping heart of the city including Darling Harbour. Departs: Daily at 7.30am & 1pm from central Sydney. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Travel in small group luxury vehicle, full commentary and bottled water.

Depart Sydney on an exclusive morning tea Wildlife Park experience en route to The Hunter Valley, Australia’s Oldest Wine Region. Stop at a 5-star boutique cheese and wine tasting experience, followed by a fabulous gourmet lunch, vine tour and wine making experience. This is a small group personalised luxury wine experience. Departs: Mon-Fri from 7am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Morning tea, wine and cheese tastings and a 2-course lunch.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour

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Private Sydney City Walking Tour

Sydney Out offers nature, Aboriginal and coastal tours on one of Sydney’s most picturesque and diverse landscapes. Ku-ringgai Chase National Park is located just 45 minutes from central Sydney. Visit several ancient Aboriginal art sites, admire the views from West Head Lookout and enjoy a 2.5 hour scenic cruise through the National Park waterways. Departs: Daily from 7.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea and a gourmet bush tucker lunch.

Enjoy Sydney by foot and see all the icons including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Stroll through the Botanical 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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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SIGHTSEEING / Sydney

Blue Mountains High Country Eco Tour

Bondi Beach, Sydney Sights and Harbor Lunch Cruise Looking for a thorough introduction to Sydney and its suburbs? This afternoon half-day tour is the perfect option for travelers with a tight schedule, or who arrive into Sydney in the morning, and are looking for an orientation tour on their first day. Commence your tour with a delicious buffet lunch aboard the MV Sydney 2000. Watch Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House glide past as you take in million-dollar harbor views while listening to the commentary and dining. After lunch, board the coach and travel through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery. Stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Get your feet wet at the world-famous Bondi Beach before returning to the city via Paddington and some of the exclusive Eastern suburbs. Departs: Daily at 12 noon. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

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The Essential Sydney Tour

Bondi Local

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. 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.

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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. 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 us! 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.

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Captain Cook Hop On Hop Off Cruise - 2 Day Pass

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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 for stunning views before enjoying lunch in the heart of the Blue Mountains at a local café. See the magical Three Sisters Rock formation before witnessing the stunning lookouts of the Jamison and Grose Valley’s. Return to Sydney over the ANZAC bridge before arriving back in the city. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Experienced guide, travel by luxury vehicle, morning tea and lunch with a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink.

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise

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 11 famous stops. Disembark at one of the 11 stops including Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Shark Island and Manly. Three day Sydney Harbour Pass and add-on an optional Attraction entry is also available. Departs: Daily. Duration: Flexible over 2 days. Includes: Commentary and up to 11 stops.

Enjoy Captains Dinner cruise aboard Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ships MV Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2. Offering million dollar views, expansive viewing decks, dining rooms and a range of menu and entertainment options. Departs: Wharf No. 6 Circular Quay daily at 7pm (excluding Dec 25 and Dec 31 and select special event cruises). Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours. Includes: 3-course contemporary Australian menu, great music and dancing.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Sydney / SIGHTSEEING

Merlin Entertainments - Sydney Attractions Combination Pass 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 exciting marine life, including our amazing Great Barrier exhibit, visit a pair of rescued Dugongs, and experience our new Penguin Expedition, where you can hop on a boat and ride through our King and Gentoo penguins exhibition. 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, step into the world of fame and get up close to both celebrated Australian

stars and the world’s best celebrities. Try the new interactive Catwalk experience and have fun in the new Party Zone. Experience Sydney from a whole new perspective, when you visit Sydney Tower Eye, the tallest building in all of Sydney. The observation deck at the Sydney Tower Eye gives a sweeping 360 degree view of Sydney and beyond. Departs: Attractions are open daily from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds) 9:30 am – 8:30 pm (Sydney Tower Eye). Duration: Varies by attraction. Includes: General Admission

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Opera on Sydney Harbour

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

Experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story at the magnificent 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 in a grandstand at the water’s edge and immerse yourself in Puccini’s passionate music. Performances Mar 22 – Apr 23, 18 on the Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point, Sydney. PRICE GUIDE: $ -$$

The Sydney Opera House Tour

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

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The Tour & Tasting Plate

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The Backstage Tour

Step beneath the sails and 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 theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year. Explore with our knowledgeable guides, learn about how Jørn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds, and capture photographs from rare vantage points. Departs: Daily 9am-5pm. Duration: 1 hour.

Sydney Opera House Performance Packages

The Tour and Tasting Plate can be enjoyed after your Opera House tour as lunch or dinner at dusk. Enjoy mini made-toorder burgers or sliders and crispy fries, bite size bowls of fresh salad, finishing with plump dumplings and fresh sushi. Dine by the harbor and savor one of the world’s most beautiful views. Departs: Daily. Duration: Approx. 2 hours. Includes: Three-tier tasting plate and tour.

The Red Carpet Package: Be welcomed on arrival by our guide, then set off on a tour where you’ll discover the stories of this amazing building. Dine at a restaurant of choice, Bennelong, inside the sails or ARIA with views of the Opera House. Includes: 3-course pre-theater dinner followed by a performance. The Starry Nights Package includes: Alfresco dining with a 3-tier tasting plate for two. The Showcase Package includes a performance ticket and guided tour.

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ACCOMMODATION / Beyond Sydney

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

Blue Mountains. Destination NSW

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is an ultra-luxury conservation-based resort, located 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Set on 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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Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, select wines and beers with meals, non-alcoholic beverages and two on-site nature based activities per day.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Hunter Valley Resort 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 Centre, plus a range of 4-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.

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat

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

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Includes: Breakfast, lunch and 3-course dinner daily.

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

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ACCOMMODATION / Beyond Sydney

The Byron at Byron Resort and 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. Highlights: 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 our rainforest or take a guided walk with the Ranger and learn about the Rainforests history and unique eco system. Unwind poolside with signature cocktails and pool service in the 25 meter infinity pool.

DELUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” Lao Tzu

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Cairns is the hub of northern Queensland and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. The region offers excellent restaurants, cafés and a range of experiences. Palm Cove and Kewarra Beach are located 25 minutes north of the city and boast pristine sands and a laid-back atmosphere.

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Includes: Full 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. *Australian liquor laws apply.

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

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The Reef House 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 in the Brigadiers Lounge nightly and concierge service. Tropical dining is available in the ocean view restaurant or poolside. You can relax and rejuvenate at the Seaside Escape Day Spa. The Reef House offers a boutique style of ‘our house’ offering a warm, personalized service for all guests.

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Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa 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.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches / ACCOMMODATION

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

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

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The Reef Retreat 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/dining areas opening to private balconies. Each overlooks the tranquil, heated pool and spa or the tropical gardens where guests can relax surrounded by majestic paper bark trees, palms, exotic plants and birds. Enjoy the seclusion of this rainforest setting just 150 feet from the beach and restaurants.

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Paradise on the Beach Ideally located in the center of the Palm Cove Esplanade and directly across from the lifeguard patrolled beach, Paradise on the Beach is a boutique resort featuring a relaxed dĂŠcor that creates an ambience of casual tropical living. Enjoy the best of Palm Cove just yards from the front door, with boutique shops, day spas, cafĂŠs 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

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Rockpools, Port Douglas, Queensland

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 threebedroom 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.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas

Sophisticated yet relaxed, the newly transformed Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Port Douglas has undergone an extensive $43 million revitalization in 2016, including all 295 guestrooms and public areas that marry the timeless elegance of the original property with a fresh modern look throughout the resort. Representing the resort’s fresh beachside nature and inspired by the tropical North Queensland surroundings the romantic canopied bedheads and indoor/outdoor balconies with luxurious daybeds add to the classic interiors, which are designed for a contemporary lifestyle. The 5-star rooms, suites and villas afford captivating views of the lagoon pools or tropical gardens and select rooms have private balconies. The luxury resort is a leisurely one-hour drive from the Cairns International Airport and boasts a prime location as the only beachfront property to Famous Four Mile Beach while surrounded by 363 acres of lush tropical gardens, five acres of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools, 18-hole golf course and 5-star resort amenities and service which will make you feel at home in an oasis of luxury. As the ideal base in Port Douglas for adventures of a lifetime with direct access to visit two UNESCO World Heritage-listed marvels; the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

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

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QT Port Douglas – where Mad Men meets the Hamptons.

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family owned beachfront eco retreat in Tropical North Queensland between Cairns and Port Douglas. Spacious ecodesigned tree house-style bungalows offer a peaceful sanctuary for families, couples and small groups. Popular with nature loving travelers, Thala’s native forest provides a habitat for a thriving population of wallabies and hundreds of bird and butterfly species. Guests enjoy complimentary guided walks and talks with knowledgeable on-site rangers or explore independently via Thala’s network of forest trails. Sitting atop a beachfront headland with breathtaking ocean and mountain views, pavilion-style Osprey’s Restaurant features modern Australian cuisine high above the treetops. Thala is positioned within easy reach of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Daintree Rainforest – 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.

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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 air-conditioned one, two, and threebedroom apartments exemplify the beach style and relaxed elegance which Port Douglas is renowned for. With spacious balconies and interiors, all apartments are equipped with complimentary WiFi, a full kitchen, dining room and a separate laundry room. On-site facilities include two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis court and barbecue facilities.

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

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Villa San Michele Villa San Michele enjoys a fantastic location on Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas, just a few minutes walk to Four Mile Beach. Villa San Michele features one and two-bedroom Mediterranean style apartments set around a courtyard of tropical gardens, complete with two saltwater swimming pools (heated), spa and poolside barbecue. Additional facilities include 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.

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SIGHTSEEING / Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Daintree Walkabout

Calm Water Dinner Cruise 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 every Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat evening at 6.30pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Complimentary beverage on arrival, buffet dinner and live entertainment.

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, professional driver/guide, lunch in a rainforest setting, a Daintree River cruise and short tour of Port Douglas. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

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

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Your tour ends at Smithfield where a hostess is waiting to assist you with your return coach transfer to your accommodation. Alternatively, continue on to your pre-booked choice of two exciting options, visiting either the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Park. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration: 10 or 11 hours depending on option selected. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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Outer Reef Dive and Snorkel

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 twohour 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 sight 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 at 7:30 am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea and lunch.

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includes time at Red Peak and Barron Falls stations. Enjoy a Ranger Guided boardwalk and visit the Interpretation Centre.

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, guided snorkel tour and hot showers.

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Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

3-7 days

Daintree Wanderer Small Group Eco Tour

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

This small group tour travels 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’.

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.

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.

Equipped with all the modern comforts, the 125ft vessel provides three decks of living space, spacious cabins, professional dive service and gourmet meals. A scenic flight between Lizard Island and Cairns is included on the three and four day tours. Departs: Mon at 12 noon for the 3 and 7 Day options and Thur at 8.30am for the 4 day. Duration: 3 days/3 nights, 4 days/4 nights or 7 days/7 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, ensuite 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 pp twin share,from: 1,880

Tjapukai, Skyrail & Scenic Railway

Breakfast with the Koalas

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

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

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Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Jungle Surfing 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: $$

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Zootastic 5

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 a Cotton-top Tamarin, meet and pat a wombat and feed friendly birds or wallabies. Departs: 9:30am or 1:30pm. Duration: 1 hour. Includes: Hotel transfers. Max 6 pax, min age 10. PRICE GUIDE: $

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge

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

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

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SIGHTSEEING & TOURING / Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise For the experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded Great Barrier Reef operator, will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef showcasing wonderful coral formations, myriad of colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. You will cruise aboard a high speed wave-piercing catamaran in air-conditioned comfort. From the spacious activity platform, guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike, can experience this spectacular reef. Friendly and attentive 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,

Liveaboard Diving

Ocean Freedom – Personal Great Barrier Reef Tour Enjoy the most personal Great Barrier Reef tour. Visit two very different reef sites–the turquoise shallow waters surrounding Upolu Cay and ‘Wonder Wall’ on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. Six unrushed hours to experience snorkeling, complimentary Adventure Drift snorkel, Glass bottom boat tours and optional diving. Departs: Cairns and Northern Beaches daily from 8am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Morning and afternoon tea, smorgasbord lunch, wetsuit, all snorkeling gear and tuition.

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 pp twin share,from: 630 FOR SYMBOLS, ABBREVIATIONS AND PRICE GUIDE PLEASE REFER TO PAGE 04

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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 multi-million dollar dive

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


Great Barrier Reef / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Coral Expeditions

4-8 days

Coral Expeditions Let Coral Expeditions introduce you to the Great Barrier Reef on an extended voyage to the pristine outer reefs rarely visited by day-trippers. You can swim, snorkel and SCUBA dive amidst fish and coral in clear tropical waters. Or you can join the marine biologist aboard the glass bottom boat, enjoy a barbecue on a remote golden beach, or walk through ancient rainforests. Settle into your own rhythm onboard - with three, four or seven day voyages on offer, you are not pressured for time and can enjoy some of Australia’s most glorious environments at your own pace. The atmosphere on this Australian-flagged ship is relaxed, with an open-bridge policy, open seating at meal-times and plenty of space on the sundeck to take in the passing scenery. With only 44 like-minded guests, you are guaranteed personal attention from the crew. The smallbatch cuisine features fresh local produce and the open bar stocks a range of boutique beers and wines. 3 Night Southern Reef Guests experience some of the Southern Great Barrier Reef’s most biologically significant areas including reefs, beaches and rainforest. From the mangrove channel at Hinchinbrook Island to the ancient rainforest of Dunk Island, and the pristine remoteness of Sudbury Cay, guests onboard will visit a myriad habitats, both on land and at sea. Spend time exploring the underwater world’s of Coates and Nathan Reefs, and visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island – you may even be able to swim with a Sea Turtle just off the beach!

4 Night Northern Reef This four-night cruise is the perfect option for guests wanting to spend the maximum amount of time exploring the colorful coral gardens of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a full day to discover two different sections of the rarely visited Ribbon Reefs, considered to be the most colorful and pristine reefs found anywhere along the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef. You will also have the opportunity to explore historic Cooktown and savor a full morning discovering spectacular Lizard Island. Price per person twin share, from: 2,067 7 Night North and South The seven-night immersive reef itinerary is the ideal way to experience the finest of the Northern and Southern Great Barrier Reef. Created by combining the three-night and four night itineraries – first cruising to the Southern Reef, then continuing to the Northern reef – highlights of this expedition include the Ribbon Reefs, Lizard Island, Hinchinbrook Island and Sudbury Cay. Visiting nine private mooring sites, this is the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience where you can see it all – reef, rainforests and islands. Price per person twin share, from: 3,337 With 33 years experience, Coral Expeditions will ensure you don’t just see the Great Barrier Reef, but truly experience it.

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ACCOMMODATION / Beyond Cairns

Beyond Cairns Tropical North Queensland is a jigsaw of tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, river gorges and seaside towns and villages. Explore the ancient rainforests, discover the Atherton Tablelands or visit quaint coastal towns with golden sandy beaches and spectacular views across the Pacific. Nandroya Falls. Tourism & Events, QLD

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Crystalbrook Lodge Crystalbrook Lodge is your quintessentially Australian Outback oasis delivering adventure and escape in rugged and breathtaking red-dirt outback Queensland. Perched on the spectacular 120 hectare freshwater Crystalbrook Lake, Crystalbrook Lodge offers an exclusive, fully hosted experience for a maximum of ten guests in five beautifully appointed rooms. Includes: All meals, beverages, and on-site activities including barramundi fishing, bird watching, wildlife spotting, kayaking, paddle boarding, bush walking or mountain biking the lakeside trails and sundown lake cruise.

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

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

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

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Offering picture postcard views, with sun-kissed white beaches and clear blue skies, the beautiful Whitsundays, are set on the southern end of the remarkable Great Barrier Reef. Hamilton Island offers several accommodation styles including the incredible qualia, further north are the coral cays of Heron Island and the stunningly luxurious Lizard Island.

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Lizard Island

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 is one of the many reasons why Lizard Island is simply like nowhere else. Lizard Island Resort has 40 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all offering serene luxury in which to enjoy your stay.

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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.

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

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Includes: Round-trip catamaran transfers from Cairns, sunset drinks, glass bottom boat tour, use of snorkeling equipment, guided rainforest and night nature walks, stargazing (weather permitting), fish feeding presentations and use of nonmotorized water activities.

Orpheus Island Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus is a secluded hideaway accommodating 28 indulged guests. Showcasing a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences, Orpheus’ dive sites are a diverse marine wonderland; the local waters are a fisherman’s playground; and guests can take the helm of a motorized dinghy and discover the many private beaches that fringe Orpheus. Not to be missed is the signature Dining with the Tides experience, an intimate degustation dinner under a starlit canopy on the island’s jetty.

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Includes: Gourmet meals, selected wines and beers, one nature based tour daily, unlimited use of motorized dinghies, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, hobie catamaran, snorkeling and fishing equipment.

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

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

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

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Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkeling sites across the Great Barrier Reef, due to its southern location resulting in outstanding water clarity, it is perfect to admire the healthy coral reef, the abundance of turtles, manta rays, reef sharks and a vast array of tropical fish. The corals at Lady Elliot Island are exceptional, with varying underwater landscapes across different sides of the island. This provides a wonderful mix of hard and soft corals, bommies and larger coral platforms to explore.

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Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, glass bottom boat tours, use of snorkeling equipment and island activities.

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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. Includes: Breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, buffet lunches, barbecue dinner, most activities and swag accommodation.

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qualia, Hamilton Island LUXE

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

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

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

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

Beach Club, Hamilton Island With an absolute beachfront location and impeccable service, the refurbished Beach Club is a haven for couples. Facing directly onto Catseye Beach, each spacious Beach Club Room has elegant seaside décor and opens onto a private, furnished terrace or balcony with divine palm-fringed views of the Coral Sea - you will find it hard to leave your room. The Beach Club offers exclusive guest facilities including a restaurant, lounge, bar and infinity-edge outdoor pool. Beach Club does not cater for children 17 years and younger.

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ACCOMMODATION / Great Barrier Reef

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island The view of Catseye Bay from a Coral Sea View Room at the Reef View Hotel is considered to be one of the best outlooks in the world. The Reef View Hotel offers modern and very spacious guest rooms, with the option of two queen beds or one king bed, all with private balconies. Garden View Rooms have leafy views and ocean glimpses, while each Coral Sea View Room has spectacular views over Catseye Bay and nearby Whitsunday Island. The hotel has its own pool, lounge and restaurant, and in addition, guests gain complimentary access to the sports club and use of non-motorized water sports. Hamilton Island is the perfect getaway to explore the unique tropical environment of the Whitsundays. You’ll be spoiled for choice with more than enough activities to keep you entertained, including snorkeling the reef, sea kayaking and scenic helicopter flights. Keen golfers will enjoy a round at the 18-hole championship Hamilton Island golf club, just a short ferry transfer from the Hamilton Island Marina.

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

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

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Includes: Dolphin feeding on one night (once per person per stay) and many free activities.

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

visit. This is a fully guided day cruise with an easy one hour return bush walk, and plenty of time on Whitehaven Beach. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for turtles and seasonal whales. Departs: From 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority fees, morning and afternoon tea and a picnic style lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

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: From 7.05am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Morning or afternoon tea.

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

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ACCOMMODATION / Brisbane

Brisbane and South East Queensland Brisbane is the gateway to Southern Queensland, a bustling cosmopolitan city full of character with excellent shopping and dining. Venture north to the Sunshine Coast and relax on pristine beaches or meet Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo. Travel south, and explore the theme parks, ancient rainforests and beaches at the Gold Coast. Gold Coast, QLD. pix@brobes.com

Emporium Hotel An icon of contemporary design and architecture, Emporium Hotel is Australia’s most awarded boutique luxury hotel and the first of its kind for the Queensland capital. Centrally located in Fortitude Valley, Emporium is just minutes to Brisbane’s city center, major motorways and key lifestyle hubs, making it the perfect base to enjoy the best of Brisbane and beyond. Features include 102 beautifully appointed rooms with spacious marble-finish ensuites, Belle Epoque Patisserie, award-winning Cocktail Bar, 24-hour in-suite dining, business center, gymnasium, sauna and rooftop pool.

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

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

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Brisbane & South East Queensland/ ACCOMMODATION

NEXT Hotel ® Brisbane Located in the heart of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, NEXT Hotel® Brisbane is reinventing 4.5 star hotels with state of the art technology and unique inclusions for every guest. An oasis in the heart of the city center, NEXT Hotel® offers a stylish Pool Terrace & Bar as well as its own Lennon’s Restaurant and Bar. 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 with FREE option to utilize outside hotel as a personal hotspot, free movies, NEXT Lounge access, 24-hour gymnasium and valet parking.

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

LUXE PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Breakfast daily, arrival lunch, pre-dinner canapés and cocktails, 5-course degustation dinner including matching wine and beverages and select activities including 4WD tours, hiking, and mountain biking.

Spicers Hidden Vale Located just one hour from Brisbane, the retreat offers space to relax, space to listen, and space to 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 onsite 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.

DELUXE Map Reference: PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

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

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SIGHTSEEING & TOURING / Brisbane & South East Queensland

Spirits of the Red Sand - Evening Experience

Fraser Island Discovery Tours ex Noosa Your choice of either a Fraser One Day tour or Fraser Two Day experience showcases the very best of World Heritage-listed Fraser Island from your base on the Sunshine Coast. Travel in comfort aboard a 4WD vehicle and enjoy the thrill of beach driving at its best.

Spirits of the Red Sand is a brand new Aboriginal live theater show and dinner experience – the first of its type in Australia. You’ll journey from Dreamtime back in time to the 1800s, walking through dramatic scenes where live theater tells the real-life story of Jarrah and his brothers. The experience is set within a 19th century Australian village, complete with the largest Pre-European Aboriginal village – you’re right amongst it. At the end of the show, you are able to mix and mingle with the cast during a hearty Australian-style char-grilled buffet. Located halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and with easy pick up points, you won’t want to miss this!

The Fraser Day tour includes a guided rainforest walk, refreshing lake swim and a delicious Aussie lunch. The two-day experience also includes a visit to Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, and the famous colored sands. Departs: One Day tour departs daily at 6.30am. Two Day experience departs Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 6.30am. Duration: 10 hours (or overnight extension). Includes: Hotel transfers, ferry crossing to Fraser Island, refreshments, lunch, National Park fees. The Fraser Two Day experience includes one night accommodation at Happy Valley and all meals.

Departs: Daily from 5pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Select hotel transfers, Aboriginal Cultural Show and live theater experience, entrée, hearty Australian-style char-grilled buffet dinner, dessert, tea and coffee, WiFi. A licensed bar is also available on-site.

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Scenic Rim Trail

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

open fire place, a well-stocked library, central dining area, first class food and wine and dedicated hosts to take care of every need. The final night of the trail includes a night at Spicers Peak Lodge, Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge. Generous lodge suites are complemented with on-site facilities that include a dedicated day spa, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and the hatted The Peak Restaurant - serving a locally sourced degustation menu, guaranteed to deliver guests a culinary taste sensation. Includes: Two nights at Spicers Canopy, one night at Spicers Peak Lodge, all meals, beverages, select hiking gear, guide and return transfers from Brisbane.

Price pp twin share, from: 2,076

Tangalooma Dolphin Adventure Day Tour

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Crown Promenade Melbourne Stylish, welcoming and thoroughly modern, Crown Promenade Melbourne is located in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank. Crown Promenade is close to the city center, Melbourne Exhibition Centre and many of Melbourne’s shopping, dining, sporting and cultural precincts. To unwind after a busy day, Mesh restaurant and Tonic bar are conveniently 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.

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Crown Metropol Melbourne An elegant oasis of space and calm, Crown Metropol Melbourne is a modern private getaway in one of the world’s most liveable 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. 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. You’ll be captivated by the luminous cityscape from 28 Skybar Lounge, the exclusive club lounge that never fails to impress. Enjoy the panoramic views of Melbourne’s skyline as you linger over a drink at 28 Skybar Lounge. Indulge, relax and revitalise your spirit at Crown Metropol, the perfect city retreat.

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

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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne 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.

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

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Melbourne / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

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

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Great Ocean Road Classic Tour

Magnificent Melbourne – Morning City Tour

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

Explore Melbourne and learn about the city’s past. See Captain Cook’s Cottage, the Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens and Albert Park. Stroll the Royal Botanic Gardens and see the Royal Exhibition Buildings and Federation Square. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance and see some of Melbourne’s historic architecture including St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Princess and Regent Theatres. Departs: Daily from 8.10am. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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

Healesville Sanctaury & Puffing Billy Tour

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know and love Melbourne like a local. Lunch option available (4 hours) as well as other foodie tours. 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. PRICE GUIDE: $

Peninsula Hot Springs Tour

Take a day trip to Healesville Sanctuary and ride the Puffing Billy Steam Train. Meet Australia’s native animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus and dingoes. Afterwards, climb aboard the century-old steam train, Puffing Billy, and travel back in time as you chug through the gorgeous cool climate rainforest before heading back to Melbourne. Departs: Tue, Thu & Sat at 8.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Entry fees and small group guided tour.

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

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TOURING & SIGHTSEEING / Melbourne

Yarra Valley Wine Experience

Great Ocean Road Small Group Journey

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Take in some of Victoria’s best wineries in the beautiful Yarra Valley, only one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Expert guides create a social, entertaining and educational day out! Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then sip at 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: Transfers from select meeting places, tutored tastings at four premium wineries, lunch with a glass of wine and light nibbles at Domaine Chandon with a glass of bubbly.

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

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Price per person twin share, from: 1,378

Phillip Island Full Day Tour with Ranger 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, we 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. 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.

Make the most of the combo tours and save! 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 at 1pm & 2pm. Duration: 8 – 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry fees to Moonlit Sanctuary and ranger-guided tour of Penguin Parade with headset and binoculars. Warm and waterproof clothes recommended. Maximum 11 passengers.

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Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild Experience Australia’s wild animals, on the grasslands and in gum-tree forests, with an experienced Wildlife Guide. Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas that have been part of a research population for 10 years. Learn about 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 40

body language closely. You can take photographs and observe their complex social life. Look out for cockatoos, kookaburras, echidnas, parrots, emus and wallabies who share the bush with the kangaroos and koalas. Departs: Daily from 8.10am. Duration: 7.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, bush lunch and entry fees. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Jackalope Hotel 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 46 luxury rooms boast private terraces, king-size beds, and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths. Other property highlights include a 30-meter 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.

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Includes: Complimentary breakfast served in Doot Doot Doot, mini bar (excluding wine), high-speed WiFi, parking and on-demand movies.

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

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Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel This stunningly restored Victorian mansion is located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Victoria’s premier wine growing region. The hotel features 32 luxurious suites individually decorated with antiques and fine furnishings. The hotel’s two restaurants offer fine local produce 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.

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Royal Mail Hotel 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 hotels exceptional collection of over 26,000 local and international wines and the largest kitchen garden in Australia. A sister property is located on a nearby farm which features cozy historic Mt Sturgeon cottages.

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

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

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

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

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Includes: Continental breakfast provisions.

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

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Kangaroo Island Experience

Swim with Wild Dolphins

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

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 7:20am boarding. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Wetsuit and snorkel gear.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $

Adelaide City Highlights

Best of Barossa

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

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, experienced wine guide. An exclusive, and fun experience complete with a gourmet lunch, wine and hotel transfers. 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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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2 days

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

Fork and Grape - Off Piste 4WD Tours

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

Fork & Grape offers a personalized food wine safari for the discerning visitor seeking a true, local-style day out. Travel in a luxury 4x4 to secluded locations throughout the McLaren Vale wine region and Fleurieu Peninsula where others may not venture. “The Fleurieu’s finest produce, al fresco lunching, beach drives, wildlife and timeless landscapes, off-piste!” Departs: Daily at 9.30am. Duration: 8 hours Includes: 3-course lunch and refreshments.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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ACCOMMODATION & TOURING / Beyond Adelaide

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.

Pikes Winery. SATC/Photographer

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

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

Desert Cave Hotel 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.

Coober Pedy All-Inclusive, Desert Cave Hotel 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.

FIRST CLASS PRICE GUIDE: $$

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, three breakfast, two lunches, two dinners and sightseeing as noted.

After breakfast in the Crystal Café, explore the Opal Quest Mine on a Down & 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 Price pp twin share, from: 757

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Kangaroo Island / ACCOMMODATION

Kangaroo Island

Flinders Chase National Park

Located 30 minutes by air from Adelaide, or a 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Jervis, discover koalas snoozing in the eucalyptus trees, seals playing in the ocean surf, kangaroos and wallabies and hundreds of bird species you’ll see no-where else.

Cape Borda

Western River Wilderness Protection Area

Stokes Bay

Cape Torrens

West Bay

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Kingscote Penneshaw American River

Murray Lagoon

Rocky River

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Wilpena Pound. SATC/Photographer

Cape Jervis

Parndana

Vennachar Point

To Adelaide (68 miles)

Emu Bay

Remarkable Rocks

Point Tinline

Vivonne Bay

Antechamber Bay

Chapman River

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D’Estrees Bay

Karatta

Seal Bay Cape Conservation Kelly Hill Linois Cape Gantheaume Park Conversation Conservation Park Park Vivonne Bay Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park Wilderness Protection Area

Main Road Minor Road 4WD Track Ferry

Southern Ocean Lodge

LUXE

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

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

Sea Dragon Lodge 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. 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.

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Continental breakfast provisions.

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Kangaroo Island Wanderer

2 days

Kangaroo Island Food & Wine Tours

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

Indulge every sense and sample the best of Kangaroo Island’s fresh produce and wines with Kangaroo Island Odysseys new luxury three-day tours. Explore the island with a private tour guide in small groups of up to eight guests. Every tour will highlight the best food, wine and nature-based experiences available during each of the four seasons. Departs: Adelaide on select Fri and Sat at 9am. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Island transfers, two nights’ accommodation, touring and breakfast.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,100

Price per person twin share, from: 1,625

Best of Kangaroo Island

2 days

Kangaroo Island Life

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.

Enjoy a small group 4WD day tour of Kangaroo Island. Fly to Kangaroo Island (flights not included) and watch sea lions frolic at Seal Bay and spot kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife in their natural habitat and learn the stories of this iconic Australian island in a conversation tailored to your interests. Departs: Kingscote daily at 10am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Home-baked morning tea, al fresco lunch, alcoholic drinks, admission fees and touring.

Price per person twin share, from: 551

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Kangaroo Island in Style Fly to Kangaroo Island (flights not included) and meet your experienced local wildlife guide on this small group 4WD tour. Explore iconic landscapes, enjoy delicious local produce and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Visit Seal Bay, Flinders Chase National Park and see the spectacular Remarkable Rocks. Learn the engaging stories of this iconic Australian island from a local. Departs: Kingscote daily at 8.15am. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One nights’

2 days

accommodation, choice of hotel grade, breakfast, home-baked morning tea, al fresco lunch, alcoholic drinks, admission fees and touring.

Price pp twin share, from: 916

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Red Centre, Northern Territory / ACCOMMODATION Kimberley

Red Centre, Northern Territory

Bungle Bungles

Daly Waters

Kalkaringi

Karumba

Newcastle Waters

Halls Creek

Normanton

Burketown

Northern Territory Rabbit Flat Store

Tennant Creek

George

Qld

Camooweal

Wauchope

Cloncurry

Mt Isa

Barrow Creek

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Urandangi

Alice Springs

Discover Australia’s colorful Red Centre, where Alice Springs offers access to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. Soak up Aboriginal culture and rugged natural beauty on a classic Outback adventure.

Kynuna Winton

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Palm Valley

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Docker River

Longrea

Bedourie

Uluru

Jundah

Kulgera

Finke

Birdsville

Windor

Quilpie Marla Bore Great Victoria Desert

Oodnadatta Innamincka Coober Pedy

South Australia

Kata Tjuta Sunset. @80kphcombilife/Tourism NT

LUXE

Top Springs Gibb River

Base Walk. Shaana McNaught/Tourism NT

Longitude 131° 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 jawdropping 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.

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

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ACCOMMODATION / Red Centre, Northern Territory

Sails in the Desert 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.

DELUXE Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Includes: Complimentary Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and use of the Resort shuttle bus service.

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

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Emu Walk Apartments 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. Indigenous design elements are showcased throughout the well-equipped 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 Map Reference: 4 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

The Lost Camel Hotel 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. 50

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Red Centre, Northern Territory / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge 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.

STANDARD Map Reference: 6 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

STANDARD Map Reference: 7 PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

Tali Wiru

Map Reference: 8 PRICE GUIDE: $

Mayu Wiru 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.

Join a small group to a private lookout within the grounds of the Sails in the Desert hotel for champagne and canapés. A four-course gastronomic table d’hôte Indigenous-inspired menu paired with premium wines follow before transferring to the dune top at Field of Light for an after-dinner nightcap then walking through the installation. Departs: Oct 22 – Mar 24, one-hour prior sunset. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Dinner with premium Australian wines and transfers to Field of Light.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sounds of Silence At the Sounds of Silence experience you’ll dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A path takes you to an uninterrupted 360° view of this vast landscape. In front of you the fabled Uluru, behind the domes of Kata Tjuta and possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Feast on a barbecue buffet 877 888 6227

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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: $ 51


SIGHTSEEING / Red Centre, Northern Territory

Patji Aboriginal Experience

Kata Tjuta Domes

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

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 to refill bottles.

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Uluru Highlights

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. Your guide will take you to a special location to watch the sun rise as you enjoy an Outback picnic breakfast. Your guide will then escort you along the Kuniya Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. You will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (woma python) and their battle for control of Uluru. See the rock art site of the ancients and hear how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. After the walk, your guide will drive you around the complete base of Uluru and share stories of the Mala People. Departs: 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 to refill bottles. Those who are more adventurous might like to book Uluru Trek, the full 7.4 mile base trek of Uluru.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Rise early and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight. Travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and spend time follow the walking trail through Walpa Gorge to explore the formations. Departs: Daily, 90 minutes prior sunrise. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea, coffee and biscuits. 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 An_angu) story of the Mala Men. Departs: Daily, 90 minutes before sunrise. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and light breakfast. PRICE GUIDE: $

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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.

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Red Centre, Northern Territory / SIGHTSEEING

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 oncein-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. Transfer from the Resort to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. As the sun sets on the horizon, enjoy canapés and chilling sparkling wine. 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 1-hour prior sunset. Duration: approx. 4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, 3-course dinner with select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and admission to the Field of Light. PRICE GUIDE: $$

A Town Like Alice

Uluru Full Base Trek As you start your small group sunrise trek around the full 7.4mile base trail of Uluru you will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is the essence of this amazing monolith. 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 An_angu (local Aboriginal) people. Take time out to enjoy your outback picnic breakfast as you listen to the variety of desert noises from the surrounding environment. On your walk around the base, your guide will tell you a number of stories associated with prominent Tjukurpa (Creation) stories. You will make your way to the entrance of Mutitjulu Waterhole; a semipermanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Here you will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (woma python). Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily between 4.45am and 6.15am depending on sunrise). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Professional guide, touring in modern vehicle, outback picnic breakfast (carried by guest in satchel provided), water to refill bottles. PRICE GUIDE: $

Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas

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. Get a panoramic view from the top of Anzac Hill Departs: Daily at 1.50pm (Apr-Nov), Mon, Thu & Sat (Dec-Feb). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (included) 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 4am4.30am. Duration: 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and breakfast.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia

Outback Australia -The Colour of Red – 5 day small group experience

Australia’s Red Centre. Tourism Australia

Highlights – Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta and hike through Walpa Gorge – Toast an Uluru sunset with sparkling wine and experience a Red Centre sunrise – Discover Aboriginal rock art at Uluru and learn about Uluru’s sacred sights – Dine ‘Under a Desert Moon’ at Kings Canyon Resort – Hike to the top of Kings Canyon for magnificent views – Visit Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve – Take a dip in Ellery Creek Big Hole and explore fascinating Standley Chasm – Wander into Simpsons Gap – Visit School of the Air & the Royal Flying Doctor Service

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Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Tourism Australia & Tourism NT

Day 1: Welcome to Alice Springs (D) Meet your Travel Director who will share their views on what life is like in such an isolated Australian town like Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and School of the Air. This afternoon, travel out to Simpson Gap to meet a local guide and take a hike into Simpson Gap. Enjoy an incredible dinner under the stars in a bush setting and watch how the setting sun is changing the colors of the rock. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Lasseters Alice Springs Hotel, 2 nights. Day 2: West MacDonnell Ranges (B,L,D) The West MacDonnell Ranges is the ideal place to experience the geology, landforms and variety of native flora and fauna. Take a hike to the dramatic Angkerle (Standley Chasm), created over millions of years, the deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the carpet of lush, green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. There is time to cool off with a swim at Ellery Creek Big Hole before visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Day 3: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon (B,L,D) Travel to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, formed when a meteor hit the earth’s surface 4,700 years ago that created twelve craters that are still visible today. This afternoon enjoy a hike along the Creek Bed of Kings Canyon before

enjoying a unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon. The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire and the only sound is soft music intertwined with the whispering of the breeze through the Desert Oak trees and the crackling flames. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. Day 4: Kings Canyon – Uluru Ayers Rock (B,L,D) At sunrise, join a 3.7-mile Rim Walk exploration of the spectacular Kings Canyon or a leisurely walk along the creek bed. Continue by coach to Curtin Springs, which has been home to the Severin family since 1956 for a barbecue lunch. This afternoon, enter Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and explore the domes on a guided hike through Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta. As the sun sets, see the spectacular changing colors over Uluru from the prime sunset viewing area. Enjoy dinner at the Ilkari Restaurant. Hotel: Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort. Day 5: Kata Tjuta - Ayers Rock (B) Start the day with an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing area. Continue to the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast an insight into the history of the local Anangu People. Take a walk around the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Transfer to Ayers Rock airport for your onward flight.

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Includes: - Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests - Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide - 4 nights hand-picked accommodation - Airport transfers - 11 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Departs: 2018: May 11, 25; Jun 8, 22; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17, 31; Sep 14, 28 2019: Apr 12; May 10, 24; Jun 7, 21 Bold indicates guaranteed departures. Single Supplement additional Land Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 18 – Jun 30, 18 Jul 1, 18 – Oct 31, 18 Apr 1, 19 – Jun 30, 19

TOUR CODE: AAT/CRAU Airfares not included. Please call for pricing.

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Darwin, Top End / ACCOMMODATION Melville Cobourg Island Peninsula

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Darwin

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.

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Tod Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront & Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront are located in Darwin's newest hotspot. FIRST CLASS d Ri ve Kings Canyon r The two hotels share the prime position and enjoy picturesque water views. Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin 87 Yulara Map Reference: 2 Waterfront boasts 121 studios and one-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens while The the Vibe Hotel S impson Desert Olgas Ayers Rock (Kata Tjuta) offers 120 guest rooms. Take a leisurely stroll along Darwin’s seafront promenade, shopping and restaurants. Unwind (Uluru) PRICE GUIDE: $ at the pool or enjoy the myriad of boutiques, cafés and attractions nearby.

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

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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 Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is ideally located for guests to explore many of Kakadu’s most significant natural attractions.

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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.

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

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

Spend some time this afternoon in a screen printing workshop with local artists. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi designs to print onto your t-shirt or tea towel - a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi visit. Departs: Darwin Thu & Fri (Apr 1–Dec 14, 18) at 8am. Additional peak season departures (Mon) Jun 4, 18, 25: Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Aug 13, 20, 27, 18. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Morning tea and lunch.

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Darwin, Top End / SIGHTSEEING & TOURING

Kakadu & East Alligator River

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.

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Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience with Flights Fly from Darwin to Bathurst Island and take a journey through the progressive, 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: Mon, Tue, Wed at 7.30am. Duration: 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, return flights and morning tea. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Litchfield National Park Waterfalls 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 from 7.15am. Duration: 10.75 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $

Kakadu and Katherine Gorge

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Highlights: - Kakadu National Park - Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock Art Sites - Yellow Waters Cruise - Katherine Gorge Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu National Park (L) Cruise on the Adelaide River on the Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Travel into Kakadu National Park, home to a myriad of animals, hundreds of bird species and thousands of different insects and plants. Stop at Bowali Visitor Centre before continuing to Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for a spectacular view over the surrounding wetlands. Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Day 2: Kakadu National Park – Katherine (L)* Visit the Nourlangie rock art site, a sacred place that has provided shelter to the indigenous people for many thousands of years, and while taking shelter. The rock evolved into a canvas that illustrates the traditional owners’ very deep spiritual culture. Stop at the Warradjan Cultural Centre and cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s most famous wetland. The picturesque yellow waters are home to thousands of saltwater crocodiles and up to 60 species of colorful birdlife. This afternoon travel to Katherine (in the wet season, return to Darwin). Hotel: ibis Styles Katherine or Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin.

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Day 3: Katherine – Darwin (B) Enjoy an early morning cruise through Katherine Gorge before heading to Leliyn (Edith Falls), where the paperbark and pandanus fringed natural pool at base of the falls is suitable for swimming throughout most of the year (conditions permitting). Return to Darwin stopping at Adelaide River War Cemetery, the resting place for many of those killed in the World War II air raids on Darwin. Mindil Beach Sunset. Shaana McNaught/Tourism NT

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

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

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

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Icons of Tasmania - Small Group Tour

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

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.

Price per person twin share, from: 2,354

Price per person twin share, from: 2,254

One Day Historic Tasmania 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. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

Bruny Island Cruises 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: $$

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The Maria Island Walk

Every evening's reward is a three course candlelit dinner with Tasmania's finest food and wine. The first two nights are spent in exclusive wilderness camps and the final night is in the restored colonial Bernacchi House. You carry a light pack and hike 18-27 miles over four days. The adventure starts and finishes in Hobart. Departs: Daily (Oct 1-May 1). Duration: 4 days. Includes: Meals, hotel transfers, three nights’ accommodation, refreshments, park entry fees, backpacks and waterproof jackets.

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

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The Bruny Island Long Weekend

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This award winning luxury short break epitomizes the Tasmanian experience. This three-day experience takes guests from Hobart, via private boat to Bruny Island. Eight guests are treated to coastal walks, produce direct from the source, luxury camping and exquisite meals. Departs: Hobart Tue and Fri (Oct-Apr) at 7.30am. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, two nights glamping accommodation, boat transfers, meals and National Park Pass.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,718

Port Arthur and Tassie Devils A complete Southern Tasmanian iconic experience. Visit the Devil Conservation Park where you can witness the Tasmania Devils feeding and the free flight bird show. Continue to the Port Arthur Historic Site for a guided walking tour before enjoying a short harbor cruise. Return to Hobart via the historic village of Richmond and see Australia’s oldest bridge. Departs: Hobart Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri & Sun at 7.30am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and entrance fees. PRICE GUIDE: $ 59


SMALL SHIP CRUISING / Tasmania

Pristine Tasmania

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Coral Expeditions Become immersed in Tasmania’s breathtaking National Parks; from the perfect circular formation of Wineglass Bay, to the dramatic peaks of pink granite at Freycinet, or the otherworldly remoteness of Maria Island National Park. At Tasman National Park, seals, dolphins and albatross await to greet you, backed by intimidating 300 meter high cliffs. Guided by an expert Expedition Team and a guest Parks and Wildlife Ranger who knows the area inside out, you’ll gain a unique ‘locals experience/insider view’ of the area, as you embark on easy to moderate short hikes including the famed South Coast Track at Cockle Bay and the rugged Fluted Cape of Bruny Island. Coral Expeditions 7-night roundtrip itinerary allows guests to experience an authentic expedition voyage, with a flexible itinerary to enable the Captain to respond to weather conditions to ensure you see the best parts of Tassie in the best possible conditions. In the spirit of adventure, guests will be advised the day prior where their next adventure lies – perhaps an Oyster Farm, an undiscovered track, or even a seal colony basking in the sunlight. If conditions allow, guests will spend two days exploring the untouched Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area at Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour. Normally only accessible by seven-day hike or light aircraft, this region is undoubtedly one of the most pristine and beautiful landscapes on earth The Vessel Coral Discoverer underwent a major refurbishment in November 2016 and now boasts a brand new Sun Deck Explorer Bar as well as Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms with private balconies. A true open-ocean expedition ship, Coral Discoverer will take 72 guests to the farthest reaches of Tasmania’s rugged coast. Her shallow draught and maneuverability are ideal for this itinerary, and allow her an unmatched ability to enter the shallow bays and inlets of Tasmania’s otherwise virtually inaccessible West Coast. Latest technology including active stabilizers, modern safety and navigation equipment ensure comfortable cruising in open waters. All accommodation is air-conditioned with private ensuites and the choice of single or double beds. All rooms are serviced daily with an evening turndown service. 60

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Onboard Facilities Wireless internet available* for laptops, mobile devices or via onboard guest computer (additional costs apply). Three fully stocked cocktail bars. Indoor/outdoor lounge areas, outside communal workout area, reference library and a small gift shop with souvenirs and personal items available for purchase. Limited laundry facilities available. Passenger excursion vessel ‘Xplorer’ in addition to a fleet of zodiacs.

FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK Dawn at Freycinet National Park, optional early morning guided hike to the Wineglass Bay Lookout, beachcombers walk Wineglass Bay.

MARIA ISLAND Historic ruins, bays and rugged cliffs of Maria Island National Park, possible sightings of native pademelons, Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts Wallabies and Tasmanian Devils, World Heritagelisted Darlington: ‘Convict Trail of Australia’, tour restored 17th century convict penitentiary, view the dramatic Painted and Fossil Cliffs, from TRIP HIGHLIGHTS Encampment Cove walk to the ruins of Maria Island’s second (probationHOBART AND RIVER DERWENT View the River Derwent and mighty era) convict station at Point Lesueur on the island’s west coast (also Tasman Bridge, Captain’s Welcome Drinks, Tasmanian cheeses and Bruny known as Long Point). Island oysters, D’Entrecasteaux Channel, overnight anchorage near TASMAN NATIONAL PARK 984-foot sea cliffs and monumental rock Bruny Island. formations of Tasman National Park, Tasman Arch, The Candlestick and WOODBRIDGE & HUON Tour and tasting at Grandvewe Cheeses, Cathedral Rock seals, dolphins and albatross at Tasman Island. Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre, Huon Cruise and Franklin Township, Wooden Boat School, cruise South East Cape, southernmost PORT ARTHUR HISTORIC SITE Port Arthur Historic Site: Australia’s most evocative convict site housing Britain and Australia’s ‘worst’ point of Tasmania. criminals, ‘behind the scenes’ tour by resident archaeologist featuring RECHERCHE BAY Explorer cruise of beautiful Recherche Bay, Cockle private collections and historical buildings not accessible to public. Creek, bronze southern right whale statue, optional scenic hike at the Evening Captain’s reception at Port Arthur’s Asylum building. start of the famed South Coast Track led by our Expedition Leader and Departs: Hobart at 5pm on Mon (Jan-Mar). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Ranger. TASMANIAN WILDERNESS WORLD HERITAGE AREA Port Davey, the Duration: 7 nights/8 days. ‘Narrows’, Bathurst Harbor (optional kayaking), guided hike of Balmoral Includes: Accommodation, services of expedition staff including Hill Track, Melaleuca village, possible sighting of the endangered lectures, briefings, slide/film presentations and other group activities; Orange-bellied parrot. group transfers during cruise; all meals with house wine and beer BRUNY ISLAND – ADVENTURE BAY Scenic cruise along the included during lunch and dinner service; 24-hour coffee/tea station; southern coast of Bruny Island, historic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, The soft drinks and landing fees. Friars: home to a large population of Australian Fur Seals, swim, kayak or relax on the beach at Adventure Bay, Bligh Museum of Price per person twin share, from: Pacific Exploration, optional guided Fluted Cape Walk, explore the 4,524 historic 19th century whaling station ruins, Tasmanian wine tasting. Main Deck B Main Deck A Promenade A Bridge Deck

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Perth / ACCOMMODATION

Perth, Western Australia

Perth is the prosperous, modern capital of Western Australia offering wonderful weather, beautiful beaches and an easygoing lifestyle. The sophisticated, cosmopolitan city, with myriad bars, restaurants and cultural activities, combines big-city attractions with its relaxing surrounds. Explore the parklands and beaches; meet a quokka on Rottnest Island or visit the historic town of Fremantle.

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Crown Metropol Perth 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.

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Crown Towers 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. 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.

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

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Includes: Breakfast daily, in-room movies and refreshments.

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

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Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise

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The ‘Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise’ is the only cruise in Australia to depart a city center and arrive in an award-winning wine region – the magnificent Swan Valley. Be treated to Swan Valley Yahava coffee and fresh home-baked muffins on board as you depart Perth, before savoring premium West Australian wine and cheese tasting on board. Upon arrival at the prestigious Sandalford Estate, experience an exclusive behindthe-scenes wine making tour followed by more wine tasting and a two-course premium lunch. All-inclusive wines, dessert and live entertainment from crew is offered on the 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: Return cruise from Perth to the Swan Valley, Captain’s commentary, full bar facilities on board, morning tea, premium wine tasting, charcuterie board, behind the scenes winery tour at Sandalford Estate, two-course lunch, cake dessert buffet, allinclusive wine on return voyage and live entertainment from crew.

Western Australia’s very own Island getaway just 12 miles off the coast of Fremantle is home to some of the most spectacular beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife and a fascinating and colorful history. This is a must see destination that has something for everyone. Jump aboard a Rottnest Express ferry and enjoy a one-hour cruise down the picturesque Swan River, then a 25-minute crossing to Rottnest Island. With a selection of day tours on offer, visitors can swim and snorkel among the spectacular shipwrecks and reef, cycle around the island and meet the local wildlife or enjoy a 90-minute Discovery Bus or Adventure Tour to circumnavigate the island by land or sea. Keep an eye out for the famous Quokkas, described as the happiest animals in the world. Departs: Daily at 8.30am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Round-trip ferry.

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Pinnacles Desert with 4WD, Kangaroos & Koalas

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.

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

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Wave Rock, Aboriginal Culture and Seasonal Wildflowers 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. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Beyond Perth / ACCOMMODATION

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

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

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Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Exmouth 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. Meters from the waterline on Sunrise Beach, the resort is built in harmony with the environment. 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.

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

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El Questro Homestead & Wilderness Park 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. From deep gorges and majestic mountains to thermal springs, mud and salt-flats, rainforests and waterfalls 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.

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

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Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef Sal Salis is an exclusive bush camp offering comfort and style in the remote Cape Range National Park. Just 15 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: All meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, National Park entry fees, use of snorkeling equipment and Sal Salis guided activities.

Sail Ningaloo

4 days

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

in four beautifully appointed cabins, two with a private ensuite. Departs: Coral Bay at 4pm (MarDec). Duration: Scheduled three, five and nine night small group tours. Private charters are also available on request. Includes: Meals, professional crew, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, linen, hotel transfers and activities. Price pp twin share, from: 2,040

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Kimberley / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Sacred Lands of the Kimberley

11 days Broome to Darwin or vice versa

Coral Discoverer Ship, Kimberley

Guides, Kimberley Region

Kimberley Falls

Coral Expeditions Coral Expeditions is Australia’s most awarded and longest established cruise operator, having pioneered the concept of small-ship cruising along the spectacular Kimberley Coast in 1996. The region known simply as The Kimberley takes its evocative name from its most imposing landmark; an ancient mountain ranges visible from the rugged sea coast. Covering more than 154,440 square miles (an area three times larger than England) in north west Australia, is home to just 30,000 people, it is a place, universally acknowledged as one of the world’s last, and possibly most beautiful, wilderness areas. The Kimberley yields images to fill frames for a lifetime. It is a place of magnificent vistas created by towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, wide savannah plains and plunging waterfalls which defy both nature and belief. This is a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture and the legends of the pioneering past. Travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known 877 888 6227

Horizontal Falls

Indigenous art, the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) paintings and soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. Experience the heartland of Australia’s northernmost unspoilt Outback. The Kimberley is a completely unique experience. With two landings most days, enjoy more time to discover the magic Kimberley. Highlights include the gorges and waterfalls of the King George, Mitchell, Hunter and Prince Regent Rivers, the tidal phenomena of Montgomery Reef (tide dependent), abundant wildlife and the spectacle of the Horizontal Waterfalls at Talbot Bay. Coral Expeditions have two purpose built vessels for The Kimberley expedition: Coral Discoverer – the flagship of their fleet is a stateof-the-art 207-foot vessel, accommodating a maximum of just 72 guests. In November 2016 Coral Discoverer underwent a major refurbishment. The Sun Deck became a new social space and the hub of on-board community living, complete with a round bar with bar stools and sun deck with lounges and areas to relax and take in the Kimberley Coast.

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

represents great value for money. This small ship offers an intimate cruising experience with the on-board facilities you would expect from a much larger vessel. All accommodation is airconditioned with private ensuites and the choice of single or double beds. All rooms are serviced daily and feature toiletries. Coral Expeditions features an air-conditioned dining room, two air-conditioned lounges, a sundeck, wireless internet available for personal devices, reference library, phone and fax facilities, fully stocked bar and limited laundry facilities.

Price per person twin share, from: Main Deck Category A 9,693 Promenade Deck Category A 10,509 Bridge Balcony Stateroom 11,660

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RAIL JOURNEYS / Australia

Rail Journeys

The Ghan

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

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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, than 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.

Ready yourself for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience 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 and luxury.

Off Train Experiences (included)

Off Train Experiences (included)

From the spectacular heights of the majestic Blue Mountains to the beautifully barren expanse of the Nullabor Plain. From cities of millions to virtual ghost towns or just four hearty souls; from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, this journey links the coasts of the Indian Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

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.

Off Train Experiences (included) Broken Hill: (Westbound). Explore the Miners Memorial and Trades Hall or visit the Pro Hart Gallery.

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.

Blue Mountains: (Eastbound). Experience World Heritage-listed landscapes.

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.

Coober Pedy: Explore Coober Pedy and learn of the town’s opal history, see underground churches or discover the majestic Breakaways. Price includes: Cabin accommodation (Gold or Platinum Service), all meals and a selection of beverages onboard and Off Train experiences.

Adelaide: (Eastbound). Enjoy a city sights or Central Market tour. Adelaide: (Westbound). Tour the Barossa Valley (winter months) or McLaren Vale (summer months). Kalgoorlie: (Eastbound). Discover a city that retains a sense of adventure. Rawlinna: (Westbound) Experience Outback dining. 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, 11 months a year. Journeys can start in Darwin, Alice Springs or Adelaide. Longest journey is 4 days/3 nights (Adelaide – Darwin vice versa across all trains). Choice of Gold or Platinum Service.

Operates April-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: 895

Price per person twin share, from: 5,759

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Australia / GUIDED TOURING

Inspiring Australia – 13 day guided small group tour

Whitsundays. Tourism & Events QLD

Highlights – Experience an exclusive dinner under the stars on board Melbourne’s Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Indigenous Activities

traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine and experience traditional hunting techniques. Enjoy a lunch in a tranquil and relaxing rainforest setting in the Daintree. Day 3: Great Barrier Reef (B,L)

– Taste your way through the Hunter Valley

Discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise that will take you to three secluded outer reef sites. Snorkel around underwater coral gardens or maybe take the opportunity to take a dive or relax while you bask in the sun on deck. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch on board.

– Hike to the top of Kings Canyon

Day 4: Cairns – Alice Springs (B,D)

– Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs. Join a town tour of Alice Springs, visiting the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Enjoy a flavorsome bush camp oven dinner under stars of the Milky Way. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Lasseters Hotel, Alice Springs.

– Explore spectacular Sydney – Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine

– Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef – Hunt for mud crabs using traditional methods – Indulge in lunch overlooking Sydney Harbour – Take a bush walk through the Blue Mountains Day 1: Welcome to Palm Cove (D) Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner overlooking the stunning clear water of 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 & Indigenous Culture (B,L) Join your Indigenous Guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain rich insight in to the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural 877 888 6227

Day 5: Alice Springs – Kings Canyon (B,L,D) Travel to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, formed when a meteor hit the earth’s surface 4,700 years ago. Continue on to Kings Canyon and enjoy a walk along the Creek Bed before enjoying a delicious dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. Day 6: Kings Canyon – Uluru (B,L) After sunrise, venture around the rim of Kings Canyon or perhaps enjoy a relaxed walk on the Creek Bed. Travel to Curtin Springs, home to the Severin family since 1956, for a barbecue lunch and chat with the locals. Continue to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to witness a spectacular sunset as Uluru change color, whilst enjoying canapés and wine. Hotel: Sails in the Desert Resort, Ayers Rock, 2 nights.

Day 7: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B,D) Travel to Kata Tjuta for a guided-walk through the Walpa Gorge. Continue to the Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local An_angu people before returning to Uluru for a walk around the base. This evening enjoy dining under the sparkling outback sky at the award winning Sounds of Silence dinner. Day 8: Ayers Rock – Sydney (B) Experience the changing colors and magic of the sunrise over Uluru before heading back to the hotel for breakfast and time to relax before your flight to Sydney. Hotel: The Langham Sydney. Day 9: Sydney – Blue Mountains (B,L,D) Discover the million-acre World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, discovering the icons of the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout. Time to relax before enjoying a delicious meal featuring produce sourced from local Blue Mountains suppliers. Hotel: Parklands Country Gardens and Lodge, Blackheath. Day 10: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley (B,L,D) Experience the Hunter Valley for a day of excellent food, great wine and beautiful scenery. Indulge with exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch before enjoying a free afternoon to explore on your own. Tonight enjoy dinner at the resort. Hotel: The Sebel Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley. Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney (B) Return to Sydney and become part of a big boat sailing crew on board an America’s Cup yacht on Sydney Harbour. You can take the helm, work the grinders or

simply sit back and relax as you sail past the Harbour’s icons. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s incredible local restaurants. Hotel: The Langham Sydney, 2 nights. Day 12: Sydney (B,L,D) Enjoy a morning of Sydney sightseeing including the beachside Eastern Suburbs and inner city. Join a late afternoon VIP guided tour of Sydney Opera House. Enjoy a memorable dinner at Peter Gilmore’s iconic Bennelong restaurant in the sails of the Sydney Opera House itself. Day 13: Farewell from Sydney (B) After breakfast, transfer to Sydney Airport for your onward flight. Includes: – Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests – Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide – 12 nights hand-picked accommodation – Airport transfers – 26 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Departs: 2018: Apr 10; Aug 28; Oct 9, Nov 6 2019: Feb 5; Mar 5; Apr 9; Aug 27; Oct 8; Nov 12 Bold indicates guaranteed departures. Land Price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 18 – Mar 31, 19 7,225 Apr 1, 19 – Nov 30, 19

7,395

TOUR CODE: AAT/IJFLY

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia & New Zealand

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand – 22 day guided vacation

Cairns, QLD

Melbourne. Wasin Pummarin

Highlights – Discover Melbourne’s colorful hidden laneways and arcades – Enjoy an Aussie Barbecue at Earth Sanctuary

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne (D)

On arrival in Melbourne, you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a welcome reception and dinner onboard Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 3 nights.

– Discover rock art at Uluru

Day 2: Melbourne Sights (B)

– Hike through Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta – Create your own dot painting - Aboriginal Culture – Cruise and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef – Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean on Bondi Beach – Experience the Sydney Opera House and dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at Bondi Beach – Discover the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto – Immerse yourself in rich Māori food, arts and culture - Māori Culture – Travel on the TranzAlpine Train – Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a

Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour to discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and street art on a private walking tour. The rest of your day is free to explore or perhaps take an optional tour.

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Day 3: Melbourne (B) Today is free for you to explore Melbourne. Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs (B,D) Fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs. Visit the School of the Air and hear how this school delivers education to children living in remote areas, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a facility that provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Join the Falzon family this evening for a home cooked gourmet barbecue dinner at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Hotel: Chifley Alice Springs Resort. Day 5: Alice Springs – Uluru (B) Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges and pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. This afternoon is free for you to enjoy the resort’s facilities before traveling to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness

and photograph the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset whilst enjoying canapés and wine. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 2 nights. Day 6: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B) This morning, view the magical Uluru sunrise. Afterwards, gain insight in to the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta and take a walk at Walpa Gorge. Finish the day with sparkling wine and nibbles viewing the Kata Tjuta sunset. Day 7: Uluru – Cairns (B) Join an Anangu Aboriginal artist who will provide you with a cultural insight, explaining the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. Fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns in the afternoon. Hotel: Hilton Cairns, 3 nights. Day 8: Cairns (B) Today is free to explore Cairns. Perhaps visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for an insightful look at indigenous culture or journey to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to encounter native Australian animals. Travel to Kuranda on the historic scenic railway or perhaps just sit back and enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant. Day 9: Great Barrier Reef (B,L,D) Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this

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natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns, where a delicious meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront. Day 10: Cairns – Sydney (B) Fly from Cairns to Sydney where you will have a free evening to do as you please. Hotel: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 3 nights. Day 11: Sydney Sights (B,L) Discover Sydney’s famous Eastern Suburbs and put your feet in the sand at famous Bondi Beach on a tour of the city. Join a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House before taking to the water on a Captain Cook lunch cruise, sailing around the glistening harbor while enjoying lunch. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city at your leisure. Day 12: Sydney (B,D) Today is free for you to do as you choose. Take a day trip to the spectacular Blue Mountains for fresh mountain air and stunning scenery or go wine tasting in the historic Hunter Valley. Spend your last evening in Australia together along with your Travel Director and companions in a local restaurant by the water. Day 13: Sydney – Auckland (B,D) Fly from Sydney to Auckland. This evening meet your Travel Director for a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel in Auckland. Hotel: Stamford Plaza Auckland, 2 nights.


Australia & New Zealand / GUIDED TOURING

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Cairns 3 ● Ayers Rock Resort 2 ●

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1 ●

Alice Springs

Uluru

Auckland ● 2

Kata Tjuta

Waitomo Caves ● 1 Rotorua ●

Sydney ● 3

Melbourne

3 ●

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika ● ● TranzAlpine Train Franz Josef Glacier ● 1 ● ● 1● 1 Christchurch ● Queenstown Lake 3 Tekapo Morelea Farm Milford Sound ● ●

● Start ● End ● Overnight stays ●

Tamaki, NZ Culture

Milford Sound

Enjoy a morning cruise on Waitemata Harbour before viewing the city sights. See Bastion Point, the War Memorial and Viaduct Harbour and spend some free time exploring on your own.

At Hokitika, visit a New Zealand greenstone ( jade) factory before traveling down the coast to Franz Josef Glacier for a short walk to view the glacier. Tonight enjoy dinner with wine at your hotel. Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef.

Day 15: Auckland – Rotorua (B,D)

Day 18: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B,D)

Travel into the Waikato region to visit the incredible Waitomo Glowworm Grotto for a boat tour before continuing onto Rotorua to visit the famous Agrodome Sheep Show. Witness the art of sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, cow milking, bottlefeeding of lambs and even a sheep auction. This evening enjoy a traditional Māori Hāngī dinner with local wine, and a concert at the Tamaki Family Marae. Hotel: Millennium Hotel Rotorua.

Enjoy a coastal drive with views of the Tasman Sea and climb over the Haast Pass winding through Mount Aspiring National Park to Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown. This evening join your Travel Director for dinner at the Boatshed, a restored historic Railway Shipping with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Hotel: Millennium Hotel Queenstown, 3 nights.

Day 14: Auckland Sights (B)

Day 16: Rotorua – Christchurch (B) Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park and discover native flora and perhaps spot a kiwi or two. Explore Te Puia Thermal Reserve to view New Zealand’s biggest geyser, bubbling mud pools and thermal springs before flying to Christchurch. On arrival, join a tour to see how the city is being rebuilt as a result of the devastating earthquake of February 2011. Hotel: Novotel Christchurch. Day 17: Christchurch - Franz Josef (B,D) Board the TranzAlpine train and head out through the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. The train forges through tunnels and over viaducts with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, icy rivers, beech forests, gorges and river valleys to the West Coast. 877 888 6227

Sightseeing stops

Day 19: Milford Sound (B,L) Journey over the Devil’s Staircase and along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and through the rainforest of World Heritage Fiordland National Park, sighting glaciers and mountain ranges. Drive through the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel to the numerous photo opportunities afforded by the Mirror Lake, Pop’s lookout, Cleddau Valley and the Chasm, Mitre Peak and the Bowen Falls before reaching Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch and a cruise on this wonder of nature before returning to Queenstown. Day 20: Queenstown (B) A free day to explore Queenstown at your leisure. Select from some optional tours including the Shotover Jet, a wine tour, or perhaps take a gondola to the Skyline Restaurant for dinner.

Day 21: Queenstown – Christchurch (B,L,D) Travel from Queenstown to Mount Cook where you can take an optional scenic flight. Continue on to see Lakes Pukaki and Tekapo and stop to view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Visit Morelea Farm, for a barbecue lunch in their 593-acre garden and to gain insight into farm life. Travel over the colorful Canterbury Plains to Christchurch. Join your Travel Director and traveling companions this evening for a farewell dinner. Hotel: Novotel Christchurch. Day 22: Depart Christchurch (B) After breakfast, you will be transferred to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: - Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions - Expert Travel Director and separate driver - 21 nights’ accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities - Porterage - Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided vacation - 34 Meals: 21 Breakfast, 4 lunches, 9 Dinners

Departs: 2018: Apr 1, 15; Jun 3; Jul 1; Aug 12; Sep 2, 16; Oct 14; Nov 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec 2, 16, 30 2019: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 Bold indicates guaranteed departures. Single Supplement additional

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31, 31, 30, 31, 31,

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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES / Australia

Sydney, Rock and Reef -11 days

Sounds of Silence. Voyages

Experience the three iconic cities and natural wonders of Australia. From the fiery red sands of the Outback to the city of Sydney and stunning colors of the Great Barrier Reef, this vacation is the perfect introduction to Australia. Day 1: Sydney Upon arrival at Sydney Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city, or perhaps take an afternoon tour. Day 2: Sydney (L) Join a guided tour through Sydney and over the Sydney Harbour Bridge to North Head for unrivaled views before enjoying lunch and a stop at Bondi Beach. Day 3 – 4: Sydney These days are yours to explore Sydney. Why not climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit the Sydney Opera House, go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley or head out of the city to the stunning Blue Mountains. Day 5: Uluru (D) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (not included) and upon arrival, check in to your hotel. Tonight, dine under the stars at the Sounds of Silence dinner with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo as you enjoy this unforgettable dining experience. Day 6: Uluru (B) Watch the sun rise over Uluru, discover the Mutijulu Waterhole and visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where you can walk between the mighty conglomerate domes and hear how these 36 domes have evolved over millions of years. Day 7: Cairns (B) Transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns (not included), where the World Heritage

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Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney -13 days

Degraves St, Melbourne

Sydney Aerial

Tropical North QLD

Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef offer a contrasting view of Australia. Day 8: Cairns (L) Board your cruise to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef for the day. Swim and snorkel with tropical marine life, or board a semi-submersible for an adventure through the coral gardens. Day 9: Cairns (L) Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge where your Indigenous guide will teach you about Dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plants. Day 10: Cairns Today is free for you to explore more of the Cairns area or catch up on some last minute shopping at the night markets or designer boutiques in the city. Day 11: Depart Cairns Transfer to Cairns Airport for your return flight home, or perhaps extend your itinerary and experience more of Australia. Includes: - Round-trip airport/hotel transfers - 10 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - Essential Sydney tour - Sounds of Silence dinner - Uluru Highlights tour - Kata Tjuta tour - Great Barrier Reef cruise - Daintree Rainforest tour - 6 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner Price per person twin share, from:

Explore three popular Australian East Coast cities and discover the history, charm and local cultures that make them each so very unique. Day 1: Melbourne After arriving at Melbourne Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. Day 2: Melbourne Take a morning tour of Melbourne and see St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the Queen Victoria Markets and more. Day 3: Melbourne (L) Join a day tour along the Great Ocean Road and see the Twelve Apostles rocks, and Loch Ard Gorge. Day 4: Melbourne Explore Melbourne further at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Queen Victoria Markets or discover the renowned hidden laneways. Day 5: Cairns Transfer to Melbourne airport for your flight to Cairns (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore the city. Day 6: Cairns (L) Enjoy a full-day cruise aboard a 65-foot luxury catamaran out to the Great Barrier Reef. Experience a glass bottom boat trip with a marine naturalist and relax and unwind in the crystal sparkling waters where you can swim, snorkel and dive (additional charge). Day 7: Cairns (L) Join a ‘Dreamtime Walk’ for an insightful cultural trek. Take a short cruise down the Daintree River, and enjoy a delicious lunch surrounded by the canopy layers of a lush, pristine rainforest.

(not included). On arrival in Sydney, transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. Day 10: Sydney (L) Visit Circular Quay, the Opera House and Botanical Gardens, before experiencing excellent harbor views from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, before wandering along Bondi Beach. Day 11: Sydney (L) Join a small-group tour through the breathtaking Blue Mountains. Catch a glimpse of kangaroos, koalas, and waterfalls, and explore the famous Three Sisters rock formation and other hidden canyons. Day 12: Sydney A free day to explore Sydney at your leisure. Day 13: Depart Sydney Transfer to Sydney Airport for your return flight home, or maybe extend your itinerary and experience more of Australia.

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

Day 8: Cairns Free day to explore Cairns at your leisure.

Standard Hotels First Class Hotels Deluxe Hotels

Tour Code: DUA/SRR

Day 9: Sydney

Tour Code: DUA/MCS

Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing.

Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney

Standard Hotels First Class Hotels Deluxe Hotels

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Australia / SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

East Coast to West Coast -14 days

Abbey Creek Wines

Kangaroos

Admirals Arch

Introduce Australia to the family! Learn to surf on Bondi Beach, stay a night at Taronga Zoo, meet the local wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and sea lions on Kangaroo Island and search for Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef! Day 1: Melbourne (D) On arrival in Melbourne, transfer to your accommodation. The day is free to explore the city before boarding the Colonial Tramcar for an early dinner. Day 2: Melbourne (L) 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 3: Melbourne 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 4: Adelaide 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 5: Adelaide 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.

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Aerial view of Perth

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 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 12: Perth - Margaret River (L, D) Journey from Perth to the stunning Margaret River Region, renowned for food, wine and natural wonders. Visit Mammoth Cave, travel through Boranup Forest and see the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse.

Day 13: Margaret River – Perth (B, L) Enjoy five guided tastings as an introduction to the classic wines of the Margaret River. Learn about what goes on behind the cellar doors before returning to Perth for an overnight stay. Day 14: Depart Perth Transfer for Perth airport for your onward flight. Includes: - Round-trip airport/hotel transfers - 11 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - 2 night’s onboard The Indian Pacific including meals and Off Train Excursions - Colonial Tramcar Dinner, Melbourne - Great Ocean Road tour - Phillip Island tour - Barossa Valley tour - Two days touring on Kangaroo Island - Rottnest Island tour - Margaret River Tour

Price per person twin share, from: 4,866 Tour Code: DUA/MELPER Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing. Indian Pacific

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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES / Australia

Intimate Australia -19 days

Melbourne Laneways. Visit Victoria

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Dune Pavillion

For a special occasion or a once in a lifetime vacation – Intimate Australia showcases experiences and ‘must-see’ destinations. Day 1: Melbourne Upon arrival at Melbourne Airport, you will be transferred to the Crown Towers. The rest of your day is at leisure. Day 2: Melbourne (B,L) Experience the best of Melbourne on a full day private guided tour of the city, incorporating sights and experiences to suit. Day 3: Melbourne (B,L) Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne’s beautiful laneways, and experience city life like a local. Discover artisan and specialty retailers, and see quirky cafés, independent designers, street art, and architecture. Day 4 -5: Melbourne – Adelaide - Kangaroo Island (B,L,D)

Adelaide (not included) and connect on to Kangaroo Island. Transfer to Southern Ocean Lodge for a luxurious and personal Kangaroo Island experience. A signature itinerary of selected guided island excursions is designed daily, allowing you to encounter abundant wildlife and discover the Island’s unique natural attractions. Day 6: The Ghan- Adelaide – Alice Springs (B,D) Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Adelaide, then transfer to Adelaide Rail Station. Board The Ghan for an overnight rail journey to Alice Springs. Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged mallee scrub and marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon before enjoying a three-course dinner. Day 7: Alice Springs (B) Wake up to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise and enjoy incredible scenery as you make your way into Alice Springs. Upon arrival, transfer to the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Alice Springs – Uluru (B,D)

Day 12: Mossman (B,L,D)

Rise pre-dawn for a spectacular balloon ride and experience the vast remoteness, scenery and wildlife of the Australian Outback. Transfer to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (not included). Upon arrival, transfer to Longitude 131°.

Join the Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge before traveling into the Daintree Rainforest to see where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

Day 9: Uluru (B,L,D) At Longitude 131° enjoy the road less traveled, sharing exclusive and authentic experiences with only a few others. An exceptional touring program is included in your luxury wilderness experience. Day 10: Ayers Rock – Cairns - Mossman (B,L,D) After lunch, transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns (not included). Upon arrival, transfer to the stunning Silky Oaks Lodge set in the rainforest. Day 11: Mossman (B,L,D) Leave the land behind and spend an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive or stay dry with a semi-submersible tour.

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Day 13: Hamilton Island (B) Transfer from Mossman to Cairns Airport for your flight to Hamilton Island (not included). On arrival, transfer to your accommodation at qualia for a threenight stay. Day 14-15: Hamilton Island (B) Relax and unwind on the beach or book a spa treatment or round of golf on Dent Island. Play a game of tennis or squash or go hiking on one of the many bushwalks available. Day 16: Sydney (B) Transfer to Hamilton Island Airport for your flight to Sydney (not included). Upon arrival in Sydney, transfer to the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney.


Australia / SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

Longitude 131°

qualia

Day 17: Sydney (B,L) Experience the highlights of Sydney on a private halfday tour. Explore the historic Rocks region; see Australia’s first Parliament House, Mint, Hyde Park Barracks and St Mary’s Cathedral. Customized to suit, the tour includes lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia at Darling Point. Day 18: Sydney (B,L) Discover the beauty of Sydney Harbour on a luxury cruise, and dine at iconic, world famous harbor side restaurants. Day 19: Depart Sydney (B) After breakfast, transfer to Sydney Airport for your onward flight arrangements.

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Southern Ocean Lodge

breakfast and dinner daily, non-alcoholic beverages Includes: -- 3 nights Crown Towers Melbourne including breakfast, all at qualia, use of golf buggy for the duration of stay, VIP chauffer service around Hamilton Island and day refreshments, pre-dinner drinks and canapés -- 2 nights Southern Ocean Lodge including round-trip airport transfers island transfers, all dining, select alcoholic and non- - 3 nights Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Premier Grand alcoholic drinks and select guided adventures and Harbour View Room, including Horizon Club Access offering Continental breakfast daily, private check-in experiences -- Overnight journey on The Ghan from Adelaide to and check-out, afternoon tea or coffee, evening  Alice Springs, Platinum Class including private ensuite drinks and canapés, concierge service and WiFi bathroom, all meals and drinks served in the Queen - Full-day private touring Melbourne including Adelaide Restaurant Car, welcome drink and appetizer morning and afternoon tea and lunch  on arrival, complimentary nightcap and turndown - Private 4-hour Lanes and Arcades tour, Melbourne,  service, morning and afternoon tea served in cabin including lunch and priority restaurant seating, check-in and off-train - 60-minute balloon flight, Alice Springs including light breakfast, Champagne and fruit juices experiences -- 1 night Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters - Half-day private tour of Sydney, including lunch - 2 nights Longitude 131° including round-trip transfers - Sydney Harbour cruise including all beverages from Ayers Rock Airport, all meals, open bar with onboard, three-course meal at three select waterside premium wines and spirits, signature experiences and restaurants National Park entry fee - Private round-trip airport/hotel transfers Melbourne, -- 3 nights Silky Oaks Lodge including round-trip Alice Springs & Sydney transfers from Cairns Airport, gourmet breakfast daily, a three-course à la carte dinner each night in the Price per person twin share, from: 14,998 Treehouse Restaurant, full-day cruise to the Outer  Barrier Reef, full-day Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour Code: DUA/INTIMATE tour and lodge activities Airfare not included. Please call for current pricing. - 3 nights qualia, Leeward Pavillion including à la carte

The Ghan

Silky Oaks

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SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS / Australia

Great Ocean Road -5 days

Great Ocean Road

Tasmanian Coastal Explorer - 6 days

Hobart. Tourism Tasmania & Glenn Gibson

Margaret River Short Break - 3 days

Gibb River Rd. Tourism Western Australia

Day 1: Melbourne - Apollo Bay

Day 1: Launceston

Day 1: Perth - Margaret River Wine Region

Collect your rental vehicle and travel to Torquay, the start of the Great Ocean Road, and recognized as the surfing capital of Australia. Stop at the nearby famous Bells Beach Western or the beautiful Erskine Falls before making Gibb River Road, Tourism Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road,Australia Victoria your way to Apollo Bay.

After collecting your vehicle, the day is free to explore Launceston. Visit the magnificent Cataract Gorge or head north to the Tamar Valley, renowned for its many wineries and local produce.

Day 2: Apollo Bay - Port Fairy

Depart Launceston and travel to Freycinet via quaint villages and historic towns. Stop for a walk to St Columbia Falls, buy local gourmet cheeses, dine on pancakes at Elephant Pass or stroll along the beach in Bicheno before continuing on to the Freycinet National Park.

Collect your vehicle from Perth and head south 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.

Drive along the remarkable Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell, stopping to view the amazing rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and London Bridge, the broken arch. Continue along the ‘Shipwreck Coast’ to Port Fairy. Day 3: Port Fairy - Robe There is a choice of routes today: the shorter route takes you via Portland and Cape Nelson, along the coast directly to Mount Gambier, and then on to Robe, via Millicent; while the longer route takes you via Penhurst to Dunkeld and through the Grampians National Park to Robe. Day 4: Robe - Barossa Valley Travel along the Coorong National Park, skirting Lake Albert and Lake Great Ocean Road Alexandrina, through quaint towns and villages before arriving in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine producing areas. Day 5: Barossa Valley - Adelaide Spend the day discovering boutique wineries and experiencing an array of gourmet food products and local delicacies. Drive south to Adelaide late afternoon to return your rental vehicle.

Day 2: Launceston - Freycinet National Park

Day 3: Freycinet National Park Time at leisure today to explore all that the Freycinet National Park has to offer. See abundant wildlife and spectacular beaches including Wineglass Bay and discover a variety of hiking trails. Day 4: Freycinet National Park - Richmond Make your way from Freycinet National Park to Richmond, enjoying the sights along the way. Stop at Orford and visit the Church of St John displaying a beautiful 14th Century stained glass window. Arrive at Blue Mountains Richmond with time to explore this historic village including the muchphotographed Richmond Bridge, the oldest surviving freestone bridge in Australia (1823-25).

Day 2: Margaret River Wine Region 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 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 region. Continue on to Perth and drop off your rental vehicle.

Day 5: Richmond - Hobart After a relaxing morning, depart Richmond and travel across the Derwent River to Hobart. This picturesque city offers many places of interest including the Royal Botanical Gardens, Constitution Dock, Sandy Bay, Salamanca Place and Battery Point. Day 6: Hobart This morning return your vehicle before continuing your onward journey.

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

Includes:

Includes:

Includes:

- 4 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - 5 days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees

– 5 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – 5 days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees

– 2 nights Margarets Beach Resort – 3 days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees

Price per person twin share, from: 677

Price per person twin share, from: 799

Price per person twin share, from: 366

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Australia / SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS

Flinders Ranges 4WD Experience - 4 days

Arkaroola. Daniel Westergren

Vineyards & Views - 4 days

Margan Wines. Destination NSW

Great Tropical Express -7 days

Red Peak Lookout. Brad Newton

Day 1: Adelaide - Wilpena Pound

Day 1: Sydney - Hunter Valley

Day 1: Cairns – Atherton

After collecting your rental vehical, head north along the Princes Highway past Port Pirie and on to Quorn, well known for its heritage steam train journeys to/from Port Augusta. Continue on to see the Aboriginal art of the Yourambulla Caves before arriving at Wilpena Pound, situated in the center of the Flinders Ranges National Park. This afternoon, take a 20-minute scenic flight, and experience a birds-eye view of this spectacular region

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.

Collect your rental vehicle in Cairns and drive to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Stroll through Kuranda and visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Koala Gardens. Continue your drive through Mareeba to the town of Atherton, the hub of the Tablelands. Day 2: Atherton - Undara National Park

Visit Malanda Falls and drive through the country to the Undara Volcanic National Park. Join a wildlife sunset tour and watch the sunset with a glass Day 2: Wilpena Pound Leave the Hunter Valley and skirt around the Wollemi National Park to of wine and canapés in hand. Today enjoy a half-day 4WD tour, including either morning or afternoon reach the town of Kurrajong Heights. Travel to Bilpin and the township Day 3: Undara National Park - Charters Towers tea. View one of the most extraordinary formations in the Flinders Ranges, of Bell, then continue to Mount Victoria past Blackheath and arrive at Rise early for a camp breakfast and half-day guided tour through the and explore this fascinating region with an expert guide. Katoomba, the main town in the Blue Mountains. Visit the picturesque 190,000-year-old Lava tube system. Depart Undara and travel via the Lynd Junction, home to the smallest bar in Australia and across to Charters town of Leura and dine in one of the many fine restaurants. Day 3: Wilpena Pound - Clare Valley Towers. Day 3: Blue Mountains Depart Wilpena Pound and drive south to Clare and the Clare Valley Wine Region. Situated in the beautiful northern Mount Lofty Ranges, the Explore the stunning Blue Mountains. See waterfalls, gorges and Day 4: Charters Towers – Townsville town of Clare is nestled among wooded hills and orderly vineyards. Visit magnificent cliffs, and visit Echo Point for a picture of the famous Three Explore the gold rush history of Charters Towers before driving to the nearby heritage towns and stop by the oldest winery, the historic Sisters rock formation. Alternatively, take the scenic railway or skyway for Townsville, a modern, tropical city and home to the Great Barrier Reef Sevenhill Cellars, established by the Jesuits in 1851. a closer look. Tasmania Tasmania Tasmania the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium. Wonderland, Day 2: The Hunter Valley - Blue Mountains

Day 4: Clare Valley – Adelaide Day 4: The Blue Mountains – Sydney Spend the morning exploring the Clare Valley at leisure before returning Depart the Blue Mountains and head east towards Sydney on the to Adelaide and dropping off your rental vehicle. Western Highway. Pass through Springwood, Blaxland and Glenbrook, before linking to the Western Motorway to Sydney where you will return your rental vehicle.

Day 5: Townsville – Mission Beach Spend the morning exploring Townsville, before heading north to Mission Beach. The highway is jam packed with natural wonders, so be sure to stop at some of the sights along the way. Day 6: Mission Beach A free day to relax on the beach or take a walk through the rainforest. Day 7: Mission Beach – Cairns Travel north to Cairns where you will return your rental vehicle. Should time allow, visit Paronella Park, the Wooroonooran National Park, and Josephine Falls along the way.

Includes: – 2 nights Wilpena Pound Resort including a 20-minute scenic flight – Half-day 4WD Tour, Flinders Ranges – 1 night Clare Country Club – 3 days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees

Price per person twin share, from: 688

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Includes:

Includes:

– 3 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – 4 days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees

– 6 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – Wildlife Sunset Tour, Undara – Archway Explorer Tour, Charters Towers – 7 days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees

Price per person twin share, from: 439

Price per person twin share, from: 994

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Australia & New Zealand / RENTAL CARS

Avis

Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges National Park, SA

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 Hyundai i20 or similar

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(AU) Group C Intermediate Auto Toyota Corolla or similar

(NZ) Group V Premium Van Hyundai Imax or similar duatravel.com

(AU) Group E Full Size Toyota Camry or similar

(NZ) Group P Intermediate SUV Toyota RAV4 or similar


Australia & New Zealand / RENTAL CARS Fleet subject to change. For full terms and conditions and details on the cars visit www.duatravel.com/rentals

Rawnsley Park Station SA. Chris McLennan, Tourism Australia

Bathurst. Maxime Coquard

Avis Australia Includes: – Unlimited miles (except 4WDs & remote regions) – Concession Recovery (CRF) – Premium Location Surcharge (PLS) – Excess Reduction, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) (subject to a deductible) – Administration Fee – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) Inclusive Rates exclude: – One-way rental fees – Refueling service fees – Road tolls and traffic infringements – Excess mileage if applicable – Miscellaneous and optional charges

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*:

3-6 days

7-13 days

Group B - Compact Auto

86 80

Group C - Intermediate

90 82

Group D - Standard

90 82

Group E - Full Size Group P - Full Size Elite

94 86 105 96

Group V - Full Size Van

120 110

Group K - SUV

122 111

Group W - Full Size 4WD

168 154

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 (A, C, G, D, E, H, P) and a 5-day minimum Group (F, V, W, K). Damage deductible for Passenger Cars is NS $3000 + GST (Group A, C, D, E, H, G) and NZ $3,750 +GST for

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

Price per day, from*:

3-6 days

7-13 days

Group C - Compact Hatch

114 108

Group G - Compact SUV

118 112

Group D - Intermediate

123 115

Group E - Full Size

125 118

Group K - Hybrid Eco

126

Group P - Intermediate SUV

129 124

119

Group F - Full Size Van

142 135

Group W - Premium AWD

167 158

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

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MOTORHOMES / Australia & New Zealand

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

Ultima Plus

Cascade (NZ)

Beach

Sunset (NZ)

River

Ultima

Ultima Plus

Cascade (NZ)

Beach

Sunset (NZ)

River

Sleeps up to 2

Sleeps up to 2 adults + 1 child Perfect for a family of three

Sleeps up to 4

Sleeps up to 4

Sleeps up to 6

A stylish way to travel

Unparalleled personal space

Sleeps up to 4 adults + 2 children The ultimate in comfort

Kiwi cuisine on the built in BBQ -- Choice of double bed or two singles -- Built in BBQ -- Solar power -- Plenty of storage -- External table

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-- Choice of double bed or two singles in the rear plus a single bed at the front -- Built in BBQ -- Solar power -- External table

-- 2x double beds -- Fixed awning -- Solar power -- Reversing camera -- External storage locker -- Bike racks can be fitted (bike rack and bike hire additional cost)

-- 2x double beds -- Fixed awning -- Solar power -- Reversing camera -- External storage locker

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-- 3x double beds -- Fixed awning -- Solar power -- Reversing camera -- External storage locker

Space and storage for families -- 3x double beds -- Fixed awning -- Solar power -- Reversing camera -- External storage locker


Australia & New Zealand / MOTORHOMES

Glenorchy, South Island New Zealand

Price Includes: – Unlimited mileage – Airport transfers to/from depot – Vehicle Insurance – 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 Insurances

Winery Haven. Mark Clinton

maui Australia/New Zealand

Rental Options

Driver Requirements:

Maui Winery Havens from $145

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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:

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.

Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.

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In Trip Tablet:

Inclusive Pack

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 do and see as you travel.

maui Australia

maui New Zealand

Price per day, from*:

Price per day, from*:

maui Ultimata

101

maui Ultimata

106

maui Ultima Plus

111

maui Ultima Plus

111

maui Cascade

156

maui Cascade

111

maui Beach maui River

163

maui Beach maui River

129

173

139

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 – Baby booster seat – Portable fan heater _______________________________________________________ Ask us about Early Bird discounts and long hire discounts

* prices are based on Flex Rates effective October 9, 2017. Please call for competitive rates at time of booking.

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New Zealand

“A land and people rich with stories”. 100% pure New Zealand

Invigorating, exciting, and delightfully refreshing, New Zealand offers spectacular landscapes, unspoiled wilderness, deep fiords, lush rainforest, steaming volcanoes and misty mountains. New Zealand is home to the Māori, whose influence is visible in everything from musical place names to the sinuous carvings that embellish many public buildings. Thrill to a traditional welcome ceremony at the Māori cultural village and share in a ‘hangi’ feast of chicken and sweet potatoes. Taste award-winning wines like Sauvignon Blanc or play a round of golf on an internationally acclaimed course, with stunning backdrops at every tee. View nature in the wild, with pods of dolphins at your side as you kayak a tranquil bay in the Abel Tasman National Park, or view the majestic sperm whales off the coast of Kaikoura. Explore the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown, host to activities including Bungy jumping and jet boating. Discover the geothermal wonderland in Rotorua and see geysers, bubbling mud pools and steam vents. In Fiordland, see breathtaking steep valleys and native wildlife in Milford and Doubtful Sounds. New Zealand provides vacation seekers a haven for those looking for peace and rejuvenation - as well as a playground for thrill seekers and adventurers.

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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

Taupo

New Plymouth

Kaitaia 281 511 203

245 79

Stratford

281

519

593

391

143

183

409

Marton

Auckland

511

365

171

183

300

92

154

227

132

484

483

44

152

603

404

180

335

452

244

99

75

265

636

621

103

Te Anau

502

303

175

227

344

136

117

191

168

528

520

Queenstown

18

217

442

341

224

432

577

697

423

70

73

259

496

301

184

392

631

711

464

Nelson

405

205

198

314

326

224

277

359

Mount Cook

679

479

255

410

528

319

174

Milford Sound

559

359

135

337

454

246

Invercargill

414

344

Feilding Dannevirke Palmerston North

Marlborough Sounds Levin Queen Charlotte Otaki Sound Paraparaumu

263

91

208

206

158

351

117

323

254

354

Franz Josef

424

224

Dunedin

199

Christchurch

Blenheim Distance in miles (0.62 mile = 1km)

Haast

Westport

Wanaka

Masterson

Greytown

Picton Nelson Blenheim

Westport

Pahiatua

Carterton Featherston Martinborough Wairarapa

Cape Palliser

Wellington

Greymouth Hokitika

Picton

Franz Josef Glacier

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Ross

Rangiora Fox Glacier Lake Tekapo

Haast

Kaikoura

Waipara

Pegasus Bay

Christchurch

Ashburton

Lake Pukaki

Hanmer Springs

ait

266

Hastings Waipukurau

Str

465

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

Whakatane Kawerau Opotiki

Rotorua

Taumarunui

Cook

183

Cambridge

Otorohanga Tokoroa Te Kuiti

Moteuka

416

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

Akaroa

Geraldine Temuka

Milford Sound

Mt Aspiring Nat’l Park Waimate

Wanaka Arrowtown

Greymouth

Timaru

Cromwell

Oamaru

Queenstown Fjordland Nat’l Park

SOUTH ISLAND

Alexandra

Te Anau

Otago Peninsula

Dunedin Winton

Gore Balclutha

Milton

Invercargill

ait St r

Stewart Island/ Rakiura

x au ve

Riverton/ Aparima F Bluff o

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Top 5 EXPERIENCES IN NEW ZEALAND Adventure: New Zealand has every adventure activity and extreme sport you can think of - and some you have never even heard of, all set in mind-blowing landscapes.

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Food and Wine: Taste your

way around New Zealand and you will discover food and wine that is original, excellent, and fresh from the source.

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Māori Culture: New Zealand’s Māori culture is an integral part of Kiwi life and adds a unique, dynamic experience for visitors.

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Natural Wonders: Natural

spectacles and unique wildlife encounters are two of New Zealand’s biggest draw-cards. There are few places in the world where, within the space of one day, you can experience mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline - all whilst spotting New Zealand wildlife found nowhere else on earth.

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Home of Middle-earth:

New Zealand’s dramatic scenery -golden plains, towering mountains and enchanting valleys - plays the mythical world of Middle earth on the big screen in both ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit Trilogy’. Many activities and attractions offer the chance to see the film locations for yourself.

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Auckland is a place where vibrant city style and spectacular landscapes go hand in hand. With a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping, Auckland is a diverse city with plenty to experience. Head to the top of the Skytower for panoramic views, explore Waiheke Island for excellent wineries and beaches or discover the Waitakere Ranges for wilderness forests.

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is ideally located in the heart of Auckland. With a beautiful design inspired by New Zealand’s landscape and culture, commanding stunning views of Waitemata Harbor, it is a true landmark destination. All luxuriously appointed rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, private Juliet balconies, oversized bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep-soaking bathtubs and BOSE™ stereo systems, as well as the signature Sofitel MyBed™. Enjoy contemporary cuisine at hotel restaurant Lava Dining, and experience pure relaxation at So SPA.

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SKYCITY Grand Hotel 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 5-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.

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ACCOMMODATION / Auckland

Hotel DeBrett Hotel DeBrett offers a vibrant boutique hotel experience in the heart of Auckland city’s fashion and business precincts. The iconic building has been stylishly reinterpreted into a 25-room luxury boutique hotel, with each room being individually designed and complemented by eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography. The famous Housebar is a great place to relax after a day out, while the glass roofed atrium and courtyard form the central focal point for diners at DeBretts Kitchen.

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Heritage Hotel Auckland 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 our guests to use complimentary.

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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.

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Grand Millennium Auckland 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.

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M Social Auckland 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.

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Auckland / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

Grand Mercure Auckland 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. With 207 guest rooms, a dedicated conference floor and lifestyle spaces, Grand Mercure welcomes every traveler to explore the intimate ethnic mosaic of Auckland.

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Auckland Skyline

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 aweinspiring beaches the world has to offer. Other options include full-day Best of Both Worlds tour combining the Wilderness Experience with Auckland city sights. Departs: Daily at 12.30pm. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and refreshments.

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Private Auckland Wine & Dine Tour

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

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Auckland Māori Tour

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

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

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Bush & Beach Coromandel Day Tour

Discover the Bay of Islands

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

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

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

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Caves & Kiwi – the Waitomo Experience

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves

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. of 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 where you have the opportunity to see New Zealand’s rare and iconic Kiwi bird. There is also an chance to have a look at some of the other rare and iconic New Zealand birds and animals at the park. Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 11.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entrance fees and barbecue lunch.

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

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Auckland City Revealed

FUN FACTS ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

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: $ 86

1. No matter where you are in New Zealand, you will never be more than 100 miles from the seaside. 2. New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world. 3. 30% of New Zealand is forest. 4. There are more Scottish piping bands per capita in New Zealand than in Scotland. 5. There are 50 volcanic cones in and around Auckland, although most of them are extinct. 6. The Māori name of New Zealand is Aotearoa, which means the land of the long white cloud.

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Coromandel & Bay of Plenty / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

The Coromandel & Bay of Plenty The Coromandel Peninsula and Bay of Plenty are situated along the Pacific Coast Highway. Cloaked in native rainforest and dazzling white sand beaches, the regions are rustic, unspoiled and tranquil, and activities and attractions are plentiful. Whitianga

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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.

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Includes: Complimentary cheese platter on arrival, cooked and continental breakfast daily, locally sourced in-room refreshments and WiFi.

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort 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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White Island Rendezvous White Island Rendezvous offers a range of quality accommodation choices to suit every traveler. Located opposite the picturesque Whakatane wharf, it is just a short walk from the town center and many great restaurants. Wake up to great coffee and a delicious breakfast from the on-site café. The Deluxe Studios are spacious and well-appointed place to relax. Try one of the architecturally designed Micro-village Cabin for a vacation home feel. Complimentary and unlimited WiFi is available throughout the property and a full guest laundry is also available at no charge. White Island Rendezvous is the departure point for the White Island Tour.

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Cathedral Cove Classic Kayaking

Cruise to White Island – New Zealand’s most active volcano. After donning hard hats and gas masks, guides will lead you on an exploration of the crater floor. Experience roaring fumaroles, sparkling sulphur chimneys, bubbling pools of mud and the spectacular main crater. Dolphins are often seen on the return journey. Departs: Daily at 6.15am (except Dec 25). Duration: 5.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, boat cruise to White Island, permits and a light packed lunch.

Paddle through amazing sea caves, interact with local marine life and discover the thrill of kayak sailing with the wind on your back. Land at Cathedral Cove for a treat of cappuccinos and cookies on the beach. Departs: Daily at 8.45am and 1.30pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment, refreshments and dry bags to protect valuables.

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ACCOMODATION / Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Northland is a story of two coastlines – the West Coast is rugged and soulful while the East Coast is sophisticated and urban. The Bay of Islands lies north of Auckland and features over 140 islands and countless bays and coves, with much of the coastline remaining untouched. Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands

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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Set on 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180° views of the Pacific Ocean, Cape Brett and the Cavalli Islands from its verandas, lounges and dining rooms. The Lodge accommodation has 22 large guest suites and a two-bedroom Owner’s Cottage, providing utmost luxury. Superb facilities include two tennis courts, a par 72 championship golf course, infinity pool, gym, spa, and three secluded privates beaches for the perfect seaside escape.

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

The Sanctuary 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. The ambience of this beautiful 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.

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Includes: Petit déjeuner breakfast, a welcome drink, WiFi and local phone calls.

Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands Enhanced by subtropical gardens and extensive guest facilities, this resort-style hotel provides a comfortable base from which to explore the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands. The hotel is conveniently located at the southern entrance to Paihia and features 114 Standard and air-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.

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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands Located within the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, surrounded by native bush and the beautiful sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands harbor, this resort offers 180 well-appointed guest rooms and suites each with garden or sea views, and with a balcony or patio to complement the facilities. The Waitangi Restaurant offers buffet and à la carte dining and the spacious Café Bar overlooks the ocean. The pool and spa complex is beautifully created from free form rock pools.

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Bay of Islands / SIGHTSEEING & TOURING

Bay of Islands, Northland

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

of sandboarding down massive dunes at Te Paki Stream. Experience another Kiwi icon: a delicious fish and chips lunch at Houhora. Departs: Daily from Paihia, Russell or Kerikeri at 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

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

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

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

The Hole Experience – Scenic Flight & Landing 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. Departs: Salt Air’s helipad at Paihia daily on demand, subject to weather conditions. Duration: 35 minutes. Includes: Scenic flight and landing. PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

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Explore bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs in Rotorua, the geothermal wonderland of New Zealand. The city is the heartland of Māori Culture where you can experience a traditional Māori Hangi, watch a haka or see traditional carving. Discover the beautiful Lake Taupō and Huka Falls, an hour south of Rotorua.

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Huka Lodge Huka Lodge has enjoyed a location of great natural beauty, on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, since it was founded as a very simple trout fishing camp, in 1924. Over the last 90 years, this legendary retreat continues to define absolute style, while offering privacy and relaxation, with authentic outdoor adventure, for those who appreciate exquisite cuisine, personal service and unique experiences. With just 25 guest suites, including two superb private cottages, the Owner’s Cottage and Alan Pye Cottage. Huka Lodge is ideal for a private party of friends or family. There are 20 romantic indoor and outdoor private dining venues, all within 17-acres of magnificent grounds. Huka Lodge proudly takes its place amongst the world’s best retreats – with its reputation and awards all richly deserved. Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, 5-course dinner, full country breakfast, use of lodge facilities and round-trip transfers from Taupō Airport.

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Black Swan Lakeside Boutique Hotel & Spa This chic contemporary hotel is situated in a serene lakeside setting on the edge of Lake Rotorua. Eight beautifully appointed ensuite guest rooms offer stunning views to manicured gardens and the lake. Relax with an individual fireplace, stone soaker bath and monsoon shower. Indulge at the luxurious Day Spa and heated pool, or outdoor hot tubs. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two overlooking the lake or alfresco in the garden. Explore Rotorua and take a heliflight to view volcanoes and beyond to White Island. Floatplanes depart from the hotel’s private jetty. Includes: Breakfast, bottled water, non-alcoholic mini-bar, twice daily turndown service, home-baked cookies and fresh fruit.

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Solitaire Lodge New Zealand 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 local produce and complemented by superb wines from selected local vineyards. Feeling adventurous? Embark on a scenic helicopter flight over surrounding volcanic landscape, hike to 65 meter waterfalls or explore tranquil waters in a kayak or motorized dinghy.

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

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

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

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 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.

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

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ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING / Rotorua

Regent of Rotorua Escape ordinary and prepare to be wowed by an eclectic mix of stylish spaces at Regent of Rotorua. Refreshingly FIRST CLASS 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 Map Reference: 8 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. PRICE GUIDE: $ Includes: Complimentary parking, WiFi, pool and Jacuzzi.

Ibis Rotorua 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.

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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

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

Attention ‘Lord of the Rings’ fans! Discover the real 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: Daily at 8am and 1:20pm. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing beverage to conclude your own ‘Hobbiton Movie Set Adventure’.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Waitomo Glowworm 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: World famous boat ride and walk through Cathedral Cave. PRICE GUIDE: $

Taupō Classic Combo Visit Taupō’s two ‘must see’ iconic sights in one seamless trip. The start is at the Taupō Marina where you board Chris Jolly Outdoors Cruise Cat for a 1.5hr cruise to view the Māori rock carvings. Take in the stunning surrounds of beautiful Lake Taupō, listen to a very informative commentary and enjoy a free coffee or tea and homemade muffin. On arrival back to the marina you will be transported to Huka Falls Jet for an exciting jet boat ride up the mighty 92

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Waikato River to the base of the Huka Falls the other ‘must see’ in Taupō. Following your thrilling ride you will transported back (to your vehicle or accommodation). Departs: Taupō Marina daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and entrance fees.

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Te Ra + Kai Ngawha (Steambox Experience)

Geothermal Wonderland Tour

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), guests enjoy a flax weaving workshop and are guided through the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, kiwi enclosure and geothermal valley. The experience concludes with the reveal of the perfectly steamed lunch from the Ngawha – and a simple picnic overlooking the world-renowned Pōhutu geyser. Have the ultimate experience and upgrade to the exclusive Ingo experience including a chefs cooked lunch, exclusive guide and musical entertainment. 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.

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.

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Māori Village Experience at Mitai

Tamaki Māori Village, Hangi & Concert

Mitai Māori Village offers an authentic cultural experience including a traditional earth cooked hangi meal, powerful and informative cultural performance and guided bush walk where you can view the sacred “Fairy Spring” and glowworms. Witness warriors paddling in an ancient war canoe dressed in the traditional attire. Departs: Daily from 4.45pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, hangi dinner meal and entry.

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

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

Chateau Tongariro Hotel The elegant Chateau Tongariro is located within Whakapapa Village - in the heart of Tongariro National Park. Built in 1929, the 4-star hotel offers 106 beautifully appointed rooms 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. In-room amenities include Sky TV, mini-bar, fridge and internet access. The hotel has two licensed bars and restaurants and features an indoor heated pool.

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Tongariro Suites @ The Rocks 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. Set on 2.5 acres of native landscaped gardens, Tongariro Suites has a strong environmental sustainability focus. The property is central to all activities in the region, with the Ohakune Old Coach Road trail an option from the front doorstep. Complimentary WiFi, hot tub and barbecue facilities available on-site.

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Stay two nights or longer and receive a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.

Rocky Mountain Chalets Located just a short stroll from the cafés and restaurants of Ohakune township, Rocky Mountain Chalets have 42 contemporary and beautifully appointed alpine style chalets. Each chalet is either two or three bedroom and consists of open-plan 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!

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The Powderhorn Chateau 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 4-star property features 30 spacious hotel suites, a three-bedroom self-contained apartment, a three-bedroom house and three two-bedroom chalets. In-room amenities include Sky TV, mini-bar, and WiFi access. The hotel has two great licensed dining options on-site and features an indoor heated pool for guest use.

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Skotel Alpine Resort Situated in the heart of Tongariro National Park, Skotel Alpine Resort is located on the edge of Whakapapa Village. Accommodation options include hotel rooms, cabins that sleep up to six and a budget backpacker wing. Most rooms boast panoramic mountain or landscape views. The Terrace Restaurant and Bar features an à la carte menu with views of Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe. Other facilities include two spa pools, a sauna and fitness center. Shuttle transport is available for guests to transfer them to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and mountain chairlifts.

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The Park Hotel Located by the Tongariro National Park, The Park Hotel offers quality 3-star accommodation in a stunning alpine setting with views to Mounts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. All rooms include ensuite facilities, WiFi throughout and there is ample free parking. A range of room categories are available to suit individuals and couples through to groups and families. 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, New Zealand wines and beer and award winning Allpress espresso coffee.

The Bridge to Nowhere River Adventure

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Adrift One Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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

Experience New Zealand’s rugged and beautiful landscape on the world-renowned Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Tours offer a professionally-guided and enjoyable experience for people of all abilities and skill levels. Departs: Daily at 8am. Duration: 8-9 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment and lunch. Whanganui River canoe, bike and multi-day treks also available. Shorter half day and Sunrise and Sunset tour options also available.

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Guided Crater Lake Hike & Cultural Experience

5 Tunnel RailCart Adventure

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

Discover the Forgotten World Railway by RailCart, passing through stunning hill country farms and native bush. Travel through five tunnels including the longest one-mile tunnel and three beautiful hand built brick lined ones. For a longer experience, upgrade to the all-day 20 tunnel tour with 7.30am start. Departs: Taumarunui at 12 noon daily. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Guided RailCart tour, morning or afternoon tea, return shuttles from the Forgotten World Motel to Okahukura.

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Mountain Air Volcanic Flights

Enjoy the unspoilt wilderness and adrenalin-pumping action as you navigate over 60 heart-pounding rapids with an expert guide at the helm. You will also be treated to sights only accessed by raft, see Whio, and learn about our conservation project to protect this rare duck. Departs: Nov 1 – Apr 1 at 9am and 2pm, May 1 - Oct 31 at 12noon. Duration: 4 hours (2 hours on water) Includes: Safety equipment and hotel transfers. Family rafting, Raft Fishing, and Mountain biking also available.

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: High quality headsets and commentary.

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ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING / Hawke’s Bay

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

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

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

The Crown Hotel Napier Set in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri amongst restaurants, cafés and boutique shopping, the Crown Hotel offers waterfront accommodation with 39 guest rooms and suites. Choose from the elegant heritage suites in the original 1932 Crown Hotel or modern contemporary studios, and one and two-bedroom suites overlooking the ocean. Enjoy complimentary undercover 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.

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

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Nowhere else can you hear the stories of a city’s rebirth and see the variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930’s jazz age in such a concentrated area. See the city and surrounding areas in a luxurious vintage car tour while your deco-dressed driver brings history to life. Departs: The Art Deco Centre daily. Duration: 75 Minutes. Daily walking tours also available. Includes: Complimentary viewing of a 20 minute earthquake movie.

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: Wed, Thu, Fri and Sun (Apr–Oct) and Mon-Sat (Nov–Mar). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and a three-course dinner.

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Sofitel Wellington Located in the heart of New Zealand’s vibrant capital, Sofitel Wellington is within easy walking distance from the major tourist attractions and 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.

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Greenmantle Estate Lodge 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.

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QT Museum Wellington 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. 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.

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Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay If location is everything, then the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay has it all. The hotel overlooks one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, and offers one of the 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, or relax at the heated indoor pool.

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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 sell 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 on-site Forage Kitchen and Bar for lunch or dinner.

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The Martinborough Hotel Built in 1882, this stunning heritage boutique hotel is located on the Square in the world renowned Pinot Noir Wine Village of Martinborough. With its sloping polished wooden floors, the hotel features a mix of old world charm with accents of contemporary décor. Suites and rooms open onto the picturesque secret garden or sweeping balcony. The restaurant and bar, Paddock to Plate, services fresh, honest local cuisine daily. Only 90 minutes from Wellington city center or three hours from Napier, along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. The hotel offers on-site parking and complimentary WiFi.

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Lord of the Rings Tour 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.

There and Back Again: The Full Experience Enter the world of Weta Workshop with a guided round trip by 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.

Half day tours, morning and afternoon available. Ask for details.

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: Four times daily from Wellington i-Site. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Expert-guided return transfers, behind-the-scenes documentary, Weta Cave Workshop Tour and Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go.

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After an exciting morning, enjoy an Orc sized lunch at ScorchO-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.

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ACCOMMODATION / Nelson & Malborough

Nelson & Marlborough, South Island Nelson’s diverse geography captures everything from the long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains making it an outdoor lover’s paradise. The Marlborough region is about world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, delicious fresh seafood and varied landscapes, from valleys of vines to protected waterways. Marlborough Sound NZ.com

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

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Westhaven Retreat Escape to Westhaven Retreat, an undiscovered private peninsula in Golden Bay. Hidden within the ridge line is one of New Zealand’s most unique Luxury Lodges offering 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 itself is described as an architectural delight and was hand built by its owners. You will love spending time in the beautiful 24 meter long heated swimming pool set amongst a profusion of exotic indoor plants with many other relaxation options, such as massage and spa. 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 pre-dinner drink and a 4-course dinner daily.

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The Marlborough Lodge A luxury country estate located in the heart of the famous Marlborough wine region, the Lodge is nestled within 16 acres of secluded parklands, providing the ultimate retreat to indulge in New Zealand’s gourmet province. Our ten contemporary suites are elegantly designed to ensure your every comfort is met. Whether you’ve spent your day relaxing at the lodge or exploring further afield, finish each day with a peaceful wander through our 16 acres of gardens and vines then mingle at the outdoor fireplace with chef Jason’s tantalizing canapés before dining on fresh local cuisine in our Harvest Restaurant.

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Perfect for a stylish break, a long luxurious unwind or for the romantic wedding of your dreams. Includes: Breakfast daily.

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

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson 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), and an equally good base from which to 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.

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

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Seafood Odyssea 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.

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.

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ACCOMMODATION, TOURING & SIGHTSEEING / Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park New Zealand’s smallest National Park is perfect for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise where you can hike, cruise, swim, paddle or explore by cruise boat. A place where inviting sandy beaches fill the spaces between trees and tide line and clear streams tumble down mossy valleys to join the ocean. Abel Tasman National Park, Fraser Clements

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

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Includes: Breakfast and four course dinner daily.

Ratanui Lodge 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. 10 rooms all with ensuite, luxurious down bedding, SkyTV, 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.

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

fur seals as the Vista Cruise pauses at Tonga Island Marine Reserve with its resident seal colony. Selfdrive option available. Departs: Nelson daily (Oct 1 April 30) at 9am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, two hours guided sea kayaking, scenic cruise and unguided walk. PRICE GUIDE: $

Guided Kayak & Walk 3 days 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. Wharariki-BeachNational Park

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Your expert guide shares eight generations of the Wilson family’s experience in the region. Your 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. Includes: Two nights’ accommodation, meals, kayak equipment and transfers from Nelson or Motueka. Nelson Price pp twin share, from: 1,282

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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.

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Includes: Complimentary WiFi and on-site parking.

Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch 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. Complimentary WiFi is included.

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Distinction Christchurch Hotel 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 & art gallery and ReSTART 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. Also offering complimentary WiFi, restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, undercover car parking and conference facilities.

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Christchurch-Canterbury fuses sweeping plains, soaring mountains and pretty harbors. Christchurch’s English roots are reflected in the beautiful Hagley Park and the Botanical Gardens. Further afield lies Akaroa where you can swim with the dolphins, head inland and laze in the thermal springs of Hanmer Springs, see the mighty Mount Aoraki (Mount Cook) or go whale watching in Kaikoura.

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

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, near Kaikoura LUXE

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

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

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Includes: Breakfast, dinner, satellite WiFi, guided nature or farm/shearing activities and other on-site activities.

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.

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Lord of the Rings Edora Tour 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 Dec 25). Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, 4WD adventure, short guided walk, commentary and a sparkling wine picnic lunch.

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

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

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

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

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West Coast The West Coast is a wild place of rivers, rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. See the bizarre rock formations to the north at Punakaiki and the unique glacier region of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef to the south.

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

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

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier is nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand. The hotel provides 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. Make use of the complimentary WiFi to share your experiences with family and friends.

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

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

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier Set in a superb alpine location, the recently refurbished Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier consists of two wings, each with its own charm and atmosphere. Situated on the very edge of the Westland National Park a World Heritage area, the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier will welcome you in true New Zealand style. The hotel offers 130 rooms, including SKY TV, mini-bar, fridge, four private spa pools and complimentary WiFi.

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Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike 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 three hours on the glacier). Includes: Helicopter flight, guided glacier walk and entry into the Glacier Hot Pools. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing 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. Our Twin Glacier flight departs from Fox or Franz Josef Village and fly 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, full commentary.

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

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Includes: Breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks with canapés and private airport transfers (flight times must be advised at time of booking).

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

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

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa Located in the heart of a premier alpine resort, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel, offering 82 opulent and stylish deluxe rooms, suites and penthouses, invoking the panache of Paris and warm Queenstown hospitality. Delight in authentic French cuisine at the Left Bank Café or indulge in avant-garde cocktails and live music entertainment at 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge. Revitalize your body, mind and soul at the award-winning So Spa to complete your luxurious experience.

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Azur is a contemporary luxury lodge overlooking some of theQueenstown most spectacular Gardens 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.

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.

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The Rees Hotel Queenstown 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 5-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 at The Rees include a fine dining restaurant with locally sourced cuisine created by our 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.

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Hulbert House Hulbert House is a beautifully restored Victorian villa dating back to 1888. Steeped in authentic history, it brings you a distinctive combination of historic elegance and contemporary service. Hulbert House offers a luxury, boutique accommodation experience suitable for all discerning travelers. Situated just a short walk from Queenstown’s vibrant central city, Hulbert House is imbued with a sense of serenity. Our six uniquely designed suites offer stunning views overlooking Lake Wakatipu or the Skyline Hill.

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Includes: Breakfast daily, refreshments during the day, pre-dinner drinks and canapés from 5-7pm, WiFi, valet parking, and complimentary transfers into town center and return.

Hotel St Moritz, MGallery by Sofitel 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.

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

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

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Heritage Queenstown Heritage Queenstown is an award-winning European style alpine lodge with stunning lake and mountain views. The hotel is located a short distance from the town center and offers newly refurbished guest rooms and suites. The suites are equipped with air conditioning, 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.

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Scenic Suites Queenstown 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.

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Mercure Queenstown Resort 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. 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.

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

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

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Boutique Wine Tour

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.

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Milford Track Guided Day Walk

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

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

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Safari of the Scenes

Dart River Funyak

Explore the magical side of Middle-earth Aoteroa. This small group tour visits all the highlights of the area featuring the best scenery, which makes them a favorite for everyone. A choice of 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.

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Milford Sound Heli Cruise Journey through New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over secluded alpine lakes, lush rainforest, and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps en route to landing at The Divide. Fly into the heart of the Fiordland National Park, experiencing unparalleled views of world famous Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. Returning, experience an alpine snow landing before flying across Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown. Go one step further taking our Milford Sound flight and a Mitre Peak Cruise to experience the Fiordland National Park from the sky, land and water. A remote alpine landing, tops off this up close exploration of a UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness. Lunch options are available. Departs: On demand from Queenstown. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak & Barbeque Lunch

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

Shotover Jet World-famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over three million people for over 50 years and now it’s your turn! Take a unique, breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for the famous full 360˚ spins and more. Located only 10 minutes from Queenstown, Shotover Jet operates on the Shotover River, the richest gold-bearing river in New Zealand, and is the only company permitted to operate within its spectacular canyons. Departs: Daily every 15 minutes. Duration: 1-1.5 hours round-trip from Queenstown including a 25 minute jet boat ride. Includes: Transfers from The Station Information Centre, spray and life jackets.

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Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

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

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provide information on Milford Sound’s environment and most incredible history. As evening approaches, the boat will anchor in a sheltered cove and you can explore the fiord further and get even closer to mountains to see the rainforest that clings to the cliff’s edge using the vessel’s kayaks or zodiac. If you prefer, take a frosty dip, or simply relax on the spacious viewing deck and take in the pristine surrounds. The Milford Mariner sleeps up to 60 guests in private cabins with private bathrooms. Departs: Milford Sound daily (Sep-May) with coach connections from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, full commentary, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, scenic cruising, water activities and private sleeping cabins.

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

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

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: Daily from Milford Sound with coach connections. Duration: 13 hours from Queenstown or 2.15 hours from Milford. Includes: Hotel transfers, cruise, full commentary, tea and coffee. Lunch options available.

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

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Queenstown & Te Anau / SIGHTSEEING & TOURING

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 majestic snow-capped mountains. Return via the forgotten paths of the Māori and travel along the old Greenstone trails. Departs: Queenstown daily at 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, refreshments, and use of day packs, expert guides and wooden walking sticks. PRICE GUIDE: $

Dart Wilderness Jet 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 Middle-earth movies. Departs: Daily at 8am and 12.30pm (May to Sept 12.30pm). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, spray and life jackets. Queenstown

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Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise 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. Regarded as the more tranquil of the fiords, Doubtful Sound attracts bountiful wildlife including seals and dolphins. The sheer size, scenery and isolation of the fiord means that visitors who are able to extend to the overnight cruise gain a far deeper wilderness experience. After a short cruise across Lake Manapouri and a coach trip over the alpine route of Wilmot Pass, you will meet your friendly crew and board the Fiordland Navigator. After being welcomed aboard, you’ll cruise the full length of the fiord looking out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and rare penguins. As evening draws near, explore the shoreline by

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

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kayak or tender craft and experience the vast beauty of the fiord a little closer to the water, whilst the crew prepare your buffet dinner back on the boat. For the more adventurous guest, there is even a chance to go swimming before sitting down for dinner. This is truly a magical experience and one to remember. The Fiordland Navigator features 18 private cabins with private bathrooms and eight quad share cabins with shared bathrooms. After a comfortable overnight stay, guests can enjoy a cooked breakfast and more cruising before departing the fiord. Departs: Daily from Manapouri with coach connections from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, private or shared cabins, full commentary and water activities. Price pp twin share, from: 910

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Departs: Queenstown and Te Anau (Oct-Apr). Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, two nights accommodation with shared facilities, meals, predeparture briefing, jet boat journey, scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound, use of backpacks and rain jacket and expert guides. Price pp twin share, from: 1,895

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

to the Tasman Sea. Doubtful Sound is also home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and the rare FiordlandCrested penguin. On return, passengers are treated to the 'sound of silence' where the vessels engines are turned off. Departs: Manapouri daily with coach connections from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 7.5 - 14 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea and coffee. Lunch options available. PRICE GUIDE: $$ 113


ACCOMMODATION / Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Dunedin is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the main town of the Otago region, renowned for having the only albatross-breeding colony as well as for historical limestone buildings and preserved Edwardian and Victorian heritage. Penguin. Chris Stephenson

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

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

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

Larnach Lodge Larnach Lodge is a unique recreation of a colonial farm building set in 35 acres of award winning Castle Garden. Rooms are individually decorated in a colonial style and all have private facilities. Every room has a dramatic sea view. Lodge guests are invited to dine in a Castle dining room. Larnach Lodge is a 20 minute drive from the city of Dunedin and 20 minutes from the famous wildlife attractions on the Otago Peninsula.

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

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

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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula / ACCOMMODATION & SIGHTSEEING

Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin, Chris Stephenson

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

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

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

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

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Rail Journeys

Northern Explorer

Discover the heart of New Zealand when you travel by train. View spectacular scenery, including rugged coastlines, and winding rivers, towering mountains and untouched alpine landscapes. Watch it all roll by in purpose built scenic carriages with enormous panoramic windows, an onboard licensed café and open-air viewing carriage. Book and pay six months in advance and receive discounted Advance Purchase Fares.

Northern Explorer

Northern Explorer

TranzAlpine

Tranz Alpine

The Northern Explorer is New Zealand’s longest running passenger service running between Auckland and Wellington. Experience the extremes of New Zealand’s scenery, from the fertile farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti coast.

Rated as one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys, this 139 mile journey includes 16 tunnels and viaducts as it traverses the Southern Alps that form the backbone of the South Island. Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscapes, see epic vistas, travel the edges of the icefed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps and see miles of native beech forest.

Highlights Include:

Highlights Include:

-- The world famous Raurimu Spiral, a feat of railway engineering  designed in 1898 enabling the train to climb 221 meters in less than four miles.

-- The rolling farmlands of the Canterbury Plains.

-- Lush green King Country landscapes – hills fit for hobbits.

-- Rivers valleys and lush beech rainforest of New Zealand’s West Coast.

-- World Heritage views – see Mount Ruapehu, one of the three active  volcanoes in Tongariro National Park.

-- The open-air viewing carriage, perfect for photo opportunities.

-- Spectacular mountains and gorges of the great divide.

-- The onboard commentary that really brings the trip to life.

-- Follow the dramatic Rangitikei Gorge with the help of huge viaducts.

Coastal Pacific

Explore the stunning Kaikoura Coastline, famous for its marine mammals and whale watching, through the idyllic Canterbury Plains the Garden City of Christchurch. Due to extensive damage to the rail line caused by the 2016 earthquake, the service is due to return mid-2018. Highlights Include: -- View some of New Zealand’s finest wine growing regions. -- The rich patchwork farming landscapes of the Canterbury Plains. -- The surging Pacific Ocean. -- The picturesque Kaikoura Ranges. -- The chance to see amazing wildlife such as dolphins, seals and penguins. -- The tiny seaside town of Kaikoura, renowned for its whale watching.

-- Hug the picturesque Kapiti coastline as you head to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital. Price includes: Seat only.

Coastal Pacific

Price includes: Seat only.

Price includes: Seat only.

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.

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.

Scheduled to return mid-2018. Journeys start Picton and ends in Christchurch. Schedules to be released mid-2018.

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Price per person from: 176

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New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach – 19 day guided vacation

Bay of Islands

Maori Dancers

Highlights – Four breathtaking rail journeys including world-renowned TranzAlpine – Five cruises featuring an overnight cruise on Milford Sound – Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride – Thermal mud pools, geysers and a traditional Māori Hangi and Concert – City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin

TSS Earnslaw

Day 1: Arrive Auckland (D)

Day 6: Rotorua (B,HD)

Day 10: Christchurch (B)

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Hotel: Grand Millennium Hotel.

Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride. Next stop is the Agrodome, followed by some free time before traveling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Māori Hangi and Concert.

Visit the International Antarctic Center, an informative account of life in Antarctica, followed by an introductory city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon includes a journey on board the Christchurch Tram at your leisure.

Day 7: Rotorua - Wellington (B,D)

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world, to Arthur’s Pass, located in the center of the Southern Alps. Board your coach and travel via Hokitika to Franz Josef, where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) Enjoy a city tour of Auckland before traveling north to the Kauri Museum. Continue to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, 2 nights. Day 3: Bay of Islands (B) Enjoy a day at leisure. Choose from the many optional activities available. Day 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,L,D) This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Travel south via Whangarei to Auckland. Hotel: Spencer on Byron. Day 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,D) This morning travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic 9.3 mile trip back in time on a beautifully restored vintage steam train and enjoy morning tea at Glenbrook Station. Continue to Rotorua and visit Paradise Valley Springs. Hotel: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua, 2 nights.

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Travel via Huka Falls to Lake Taupō for some free time before continuing to the capital city of Wellington. Hotel: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 2 nights. Day 8: Wellington (B) A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Day 9: Wellington - Christchurch (B,D) This morning, board the Interislander Ferry and cross the Cook Strait to Picton. Join the Coastal Pacific, a truly spectacular rail journey before departing the train in Kaikoura. Travel south via coach to the garden city of Christchurch. Hotel: Distinction Christchurch, 2 nights.

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Day 12: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B) See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south to picturesque Queenstown, situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Lakefront, 2 nights. Day 13: Queenstown (B,HD) Today is free to explore Queenstown at leisure. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and


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Upgrade Option

Grand Pacific Tours, Ultimate View

Small Group Touring

Rotorua

Upgrade your 19-Day New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Vacation and travel in style on board the Ultimate Coach. Enjoy small group touring with a maximum of only 20 travelers complemented with a handpicked collection of 4.5 star stylish hotels and a number of exclusive extras. The Ultimate Coach features include: - 20 luxury leather fully reclining seats - Panoramic viewing, air-conditioning and seat belts Grand Pacific Tours, South Island

cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano on your return cruise. Day 14: Queenstown - Milford Sound Overnight Cruise (B,D) Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Milford Sound and board the Milford Mariner for your overnight cruise. As evening falls, enjoy a delicious carvery buffet. Overnight: Milford Mariner. Day 15: Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,D) Cruise back out to the Tasman Sea (weather permitting) to explore more of the fiord before returning to the wharf to meet your coach and enjoy the scenic drive to Te Anau. This afternoon enjoy a cruise across Lake Te Anau to visit the Glowworm Caves. Hotel: Distinction Luxmore. Day 16: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,HD) Travel to Dunedin, and after lunch at leisure board the Silver Fern railcar. Return to Dunedin and board the coach for an informative city tour before joining a Scottish evening, including bagpipes, great food and a Haggis Ceremony. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, 2 nights. 877 888 6227

Day 17: Dunedin (B,D) Travel to Larnach Castle and learn about the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Return to the city for some free time. Day 18: Dunedin - Christchurch (B,HD) Visit Olveston House, a prestigious historic home before travelling to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new found friends. Hotel: Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport. Day 19: Depart Christchurch (B) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Includes: - Modern coach travel with two door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows - Professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide - Personalized Meet & Greet on arrival - Return airport transfers in New Zealand on Day 1 and Day 19 - Milford Sound Overnight Cruise - 17 nights 4 star hotel accommodation - Hotel porterage - All sightseeing and pre-paid attractions as noted - Comprehensive documentation pack - 35 Meals: 18 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 10 Dinners, 4 Highlight Dinners, 2 Morning Teas

- Wood grain timber tray table with built in cup holder and  seat side personal storage area providing easy access to your travel bag - Complimentary daily on board WiFi allowance and individual USB point - Personal audio control unit with multiple music channels and complimentary set of headphones - Stylish center galley area equipped with refrigerated drinking fountain and fridge units - On-board restroom - Complimentary pre-dinner drink at the welcome dinner - Intimate farewell dinner including selected beverages

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2018: Sep 10, 19, 26; Oct 7, 14, 25; Nov 3, 13, 26 2019: Jan 18, Feb 5, 8, 18, 23; Mar 2, 7, 13, 16, 22, 26 Apr 6, 10, 13, 21; May 4. Single supplements additional. Land Price per person twin share, from: 6,000

Tour Code: GPT/GPR19 Airfares not included. Please call for pricing.

Grand Pacific Tours, Ultimate Seats Please enquire for further details on this small group-touring vacation. Ultimate tour inclusions and dates vary from standard itineraries.

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Northern Discovery – 8 day guided vacation

Bay of Islands, Alistair Guthrie

Highlights – Cruise through ‘Hole in the Rock’ on the Bay of Islands – Explore the Waitomo Caves Glowworm Grotto – Māori culture at Tamaki – Enjoy a unique afternoon tea experience – Explore Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand Day 1: Welcome to Auckland (B) On arrival at Auckland airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel (arrivals before 4pm only). Your day is free to explore Auckland at your leisure before meeting your fellow travelers and Travel Director at a welcome reception at the hotel. Hotel: The Langham, Auckland. Day 2: Auckland – Bay of Islands (B,D) Depart Auckland city, traveling through Northland’s lush farmland scenery to the stunning Bay of Islands. Cruise the waters to Cape Brett and through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel. Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands (Water View), 2 nights.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Rotorua, Adam Bryce

Rotorua

Day 3: Bay of Islands ‘Included Choice’ (B) Today is a completely free day for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Select from a range of excursions including sailing aboard a historic tall ship, wine tasting in Kerikeri or a jet boat heritage cruise. Day 4: Bay of Islands – Auckland (B,D) Travel south to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, where you can wander around the art galleries and through the marina in the Town Basin. Stop at Parry Kauri Park and walk among the Kauri trees before traveling to Auckland. Enjoy a personal degustation menu at the hotel. Hotel: The Langham, Auckland. Day 5: Auckland – Rotorua (B,D) Enjoy a morning city tour of Auckland, stopping at Bastion Point and the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial. Depart the city and travel to the Waitomo Caves to see the Glowworm Grotto before continuing on to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional Māori Hāngī and entertainment. Hotel: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, 2 nights.

explore the Whakawerawera Thermal Reserve or take a fascinating tour of the Hobbiton movie set. COUNTRY HOME STAY OPTION. Guests may prefer to experience kiwi hospitality with a Country Home Stay. Enjoy a hosted wholesome dinner and a cooked breakfast in the home or cottage of a local. (Replaces Day 6 hotel and must be advised at time of booking). Day 7: Rotorua – Wellington (B,AT,D) Depart Rotorua and travel through pine forests and farmland to Huka Falls and then onto Lake Taupō. Travel along the Kapiti Coast to the gorgeous historic villa, Shenandoah and meet Simon and Claudia for a unique afternoon tea with a ‘Kiwi twist’. Continue along the Kapiti Coast to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, where you will enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor, Wellington. Day 8: Depart Wellington (B) This morning visit Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand and explore the fascinating exhibits at your leisure. Later you will be transferred by private car to Wellington Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: - Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach - Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide - 7 nights’ quality accommodations - Private car airport transfers on arrival and departure - 12 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Afternoon Tea, 4 Dinners

Departs: 2018: Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; Jun 2, 30; Jul 28; Aug 11, 25; Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2019: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Bold indicates guaranteed departures. Single supplements additional. Land price per person twin share, from: Apr 1, 18 – May 31, 18 Jun 1, 18 – Sep 30, 18 Oct 1, 18 – Oct 31, 18 Nov 1, 18 – Mar 31, 19

Tour Code: AAT/ZABW

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New Zealand / GUIDED TOURING

The Southern Drift – 12 day small group experience Punakaiki ● 1 Arthur’s Pass ● Hokitika ● TranzAlpine Train Franz Josef Glacier ● 1 Mt.Cook ● 1 Christchurch 1● ● 1 Haast ● ● Church of the Good Shepherd ● Lindis Pass Milford Sound ● 1 3 ● Te Anau ●

Stewart Island ● 2

Milford Sound, Adam Bryce

Milford Sound, Rob Suisted

Highlights – Discover Franz Josef Glacier – Cruise and kayak on Milford Sound – Explore Mount Cook National Park – Journey on the scenic TranzAlpine Train – Enjoy a unique afternoon tea experience – Experience untouched Stewart Island Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch (D) On arrival in Christchurch, transfer by private car to your hotel. Spend some time relaxing or explore the city on your own before meeting your Travel Director this evening for dinner and a welcome drink. Hotel: Hotel Montreal, Christchurch. Day 2: Christchurch – Punakaiki (B,D)

Treetop Walkway and the gold-mining town of Ross. At Franz Josef, join a guided tour to the viewing area at the mighty Franz Josef Glacier with a local expert glacier guide. Dinner is at the retreat. Hotel: Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef.

Fiordland National Park. Walk to see the Chasm on your way into Milford Sound and kayak the majestic fiord. Hotel: Milford Sound Lodge, Fiordland National Park.

Day 4: Franz Josef – Queenstown (B,D)

Enjoy a breakfast cruise out to the spectacular Tasman Sea before reboarding the coach to travel to the New Zealand’s southern-most city, Invercargill. Board a ferry at Bluff and cruise to Stewart Island. Hotel: Bay Motel, Stewart Island, 2 nights.

This morning there is an optional scenic flight over the Glacier before traveling over the Haast Pass and along the shores of Lakes Wanaka and Hawea. Enjoy lunch at Makarora, explore the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown, followed by an orientation tour of Queenstown. Hotel: Millbrook Resort, Queenstown, 3 nights. Day 5: Queenstown ‘Free Time’ (B,D) Explore exciting Queenstown your way. Ride the Shotover Jet Boat, venture out on a 4WD Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour or take a wine tour through the Central Otago. Tonight, ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for dinner with a view overlooking stunning Queenstown, the awesome Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu.

Day 8: Milford Sound – Stewart Island (B)

Day 9: Stewart Island (B,L) Join a Village and Bays tour including a lunch cruise on Paterson Inlet. Stop at Ulva Island and tour with the Department of Conservation on Ulva Island’s wildlife sanctuary to learn about native wildlife, flora and fauna. Day 10: Stewart Island – Mount Cook (B,D)

A free day to explore or relax in Queenstown.

Day 3: Punakaiki – Franz Josef (B,D)

Day 7: Queenstown – Milford Sound (B,D)

Day 11: Mount Cook – Christchurch (B,L)

Visit Hokitika and watch a greenstone (jade) jewelry demonstration by a local carver before traveling to the

Travel south along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and through the rainforest of World Heritage

Travel to Lake Tekapo and view the Church of the Good Shepherd. Join Angie and Stan Taylor for a barbecue

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Sightseeing stops

Queenstown, Adam Bryce

Re-board a ferry and journey across Foveaux Strait to the New Zealand mainland. Venture over the Lindis Pass and along the shores of Lake Pukaki into the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Tonight enjoy dinner with a breathtaking mountain view. Hotel: Hermitage, Mount Cook.

Board the famous TranzAlpine train, rated as one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys. Re-join your coach at Arthur’s Pass and travel to Punakaiki to view the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Enjoy dinner while watching the thundering surf at your doorstep. Hotel: Punakaiki Resort.

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lunch in their 593-acre garden before traveling along the Canterbury Plains to the Garden City of Christchurch. Hotel: Hotel Montreal, Christchurch. Day 12: Depart Christchurch (B) After breakfast, transfer you to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

Includes: - Small vehicle with no more than 20 guests - Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide - 11 nights hand-picked accommodation - Airport transfers - 20 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Departs: 2018: Oct 15; Nov 12, 19; Dec 10, 17 2019: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 Bold indicates guaranteed departures. Single supplements additional.

Land price per person twin share, from: Oct 1, 18 – Mar 31, 19

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

North Island Discovery - 8 days

Simply South -10 days

Bay of Islands, Alistair Guthrie

Mount Cook, Tourism New Zealand

Day 1: Auckland

Day 8: Depart Wellington

Day 1: Christchurch

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

This morning, return your rental vehicle to either the airport or ferry terminal.

On arrival at Christchurch Airport, transfer to your hotel by private vehicle. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city at your leisure. Day 2: Christchurch – Greymouth - West Coast Glaciers

Day 2: Auckland - Waitomo Caves – Rotorua Collect your rental car and drive to the Waitomo Caves. Enjoy a guided tour of the glowworm grotto before continuing on to Rotorua.

Transfer to Christchurch Rail Station and board the TranzAlpine train for a scenic journey through the Southern Alps to Greymouth. Collect your rental car at the train station in Greymouth and drive down the west coast to the Glacier region.

Day 3: Rotorua Tour the thermal valley full of geysers and bubbling mud pools at Te Puia, explore Rainbow Springs Kiwi Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park and Agrodome. Enjoy a night of Māori song, dance and a traditional hangi this evening.

Day 3: West Coast Glaciers Join a Glacier Valley Walk and learn about the glacier’s history. After your tour, relax in the Glacier Hot Pools, a haven of natural tranquility, nestled in the lush rainforest.

Day 4: Rotorua - Taupō – Napier Travel south via Lake Taupō to Napier, known for its gourmet food and world-class wineries. Day 5: Napier Today is free to explore Napier, a city devastated by an earthquake in 1931, which resulted in the rebuilding in the style of the times, and now considered the Art Deco Capital of the world. Day 6: Napier – Wellington Enjoy the clean, green scenery as you travel south to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Day 7: Wellington A free day to explore Wellington, known for its live theater, art galleries, restaurants and cultural activities. Visit Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s National Museum.

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Includes: – Private transfer on arrival with handover of documents – 7 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – 7 days car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees – Admission to Waitomo Caves, Agrodome Leisure Park, Rainbow Springs and Te Puia – Tamaki Māori Village Hangi and Concert

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Day 4: West Coast Glaciers – Queenstown Journey through native beech forest and over the Southern Alps before arriving at New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown. Day 5: Queenstown Join a full-day guided tour that takes you along the edge of Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy where you will board a Dart River jet boat followed by a guided walk and 4WD safari ride. Day 6: Queenstown - Milford Sound - Te Anau Drive through the dense rainforest and glacier carved valleys to Milford Sound. Board a nature cruise to see the wonders of Mitre Peak before returning to Te Anau.

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Day 7: Te Anau - Invercargill Travel south to Invercargill where you will join a coach tour of historic and heritage buildings, churches, gardens, and Oreti Beach. Day 8: Invercargill – Dunedin Make your way to Dunedin, renowned as the “Edinburgh of the South”. The Catlins area boasts natural beauty with an abundance of wildlife, coastal cliffs, beaches and rainforests. Day 9: Dunedin – Christchurch The morning is at leisure before continuing on to Christchurch. Day 10: Depart Christchurch Return your rental car to Christchurch Airport depot before your onward flight.

Includes: – Private transfer on arrival with handover of documents – 9 days car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees – 9 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – TranzAlpine Train journey Christchurch - Greymouth – Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk & Hot Pools – Dart River Wilderness Safari – Milford Sound Cruise – Discover Invercargill tour

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New Zealand / SELF-DRIVE VACATIONS

South Island Highlights -13 days

Canterbury, Julian Apse

Day 1: Christchurch On arrival at Christchurch Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city. Day 2: Christchurch - Mount Cook Collect your rental car and drive across the Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo to see the Church of Good Shepherd, before continuing on to Mount Cook. Day 3: Mount Cook - Dunedin Travel inland via Omarama and Lake Pukaki, a spectacular turquoise-colored glacial lake, to Dunedin. Day 4: Dunedin A free day to explore Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Day 5: Dunedin – Te Anau Drive through the townships of Gore and Lumsden to Te Anau, located at the entrance to the Fiordland National Park.

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Day 9: West Coast Glaciers – Hokitika Travel north along the spectacular West Coast to Hokitika, a rich gold-producing area in the 1960s. Day 10: Hokitika – Nelson Follow the West Coast northwards and enter the Abel Tasman National Park, then on to the artisan town of Nelson. Day 11: Nelson – Blenheim Continue to Blenheim, the focal point for the Marlborough’s wine region, and a must for culinary experiences, art, gardens and heritage. Day 12: Blenheim - Christchurch Drive south to Christchurch, stopping at Kaikoura for whale watching or perhaps fish and chips on the beach. Day 13: Depart Christchurch Return your rental vehicle to Christchurch Airport.

Day 1: Auckland – Waitomo – Hamilton Collect your rental vehicle and depart Auckland following the Thermal Explorer Highway. Stop at Waitomo to visit the glowworm grotto and Ruakuri Cave en route to Hamilton. Day 2: Hamilton – Matamata – Rotorua Enjoy the morning in Hamilton before continuing along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Rotorua stopping at Matamata, home of the Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour.

Day 4: Rotorua – Huka Falls – Taupō Drive to the Lakeside town of Taupō, stopping at Huka Falls for a half hour jet boat ride of thrills along the river.

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Day 7: Queenstown Today is free to explore Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world.

– Shuttle transfer on arrival – 12 days car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, Day 6: Tongario National Park – Napier unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees Meet your guide for a half-day Volcanic Explorer tour. – 12 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade After lunch (not included), continue to Napier, the Art

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Day 5: Taupō – Tongariro National Park Travel to the Ruapehu Region, home to Tongariro National Park which offers exceptional hiking and walking trails.

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Day 9: Whakatane – Coromandel Relax in Whakatane or perhaps join a tour across to White Island before traveling along the Pacific Coast Highway to The Coromandel. Day 10: Coromandel – Auckland Free time in The Coromandel before making your way back to Auckland to return the rental vehicle.

Day 3: Rotorua A day at leisure to experience the wide range of activities available in Rotorua. Join an Evening Cultural Experience at Te Puia, a combination of cultural storytelling, entertainment and a traditional dinner.

Day 6: Te Anau to Queenstown An early start as you make your way to spectacular Milford Sound. Enjoy a nature cruise before driving to Queenstown.

Day 8: Queenstown – West Coast Glaciers Drive over Haast Pass into Westland National Park to the famous Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 8: Napier – Whakatane Drive along the coast to Whakatane.

Day 7: Napier Enjoy a guided tour around Hawkes Bay followed by a walking tour of Napier’s fascinating Art Deco Quarter.

Includes: – Shuttle transfer on arrival – 10 days car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees – 9 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – Half-day Waitomo Caves & Ruakuri Cave tour – Hobbiton Movie Set tour – Te Ra and Te Po Cultural Experience, Te Puia – Huka Falls Jet Boat Ride – Hawkes Bay tour – Two-hour Art Deco Guided Walk

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Top of the South -10 days

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail - 9 days

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Day 1: Auckland – Taupō Collect your rental car and drive via the geothermal town of Rotorua to Taupō. Day 2: Taupō – Napier Continue to the Hawke’s Bay region, renowned for its vineyards and orchards. Join the Twilight Odyssey tour with wine tastings and dinner. Day 3: Napier A day at leisure to explore Napier and the Art Deco Quarter. Day 4: Napier – Martinborough Travel south through small country towns to Martinborough, where you can walk or cycle to the numerous vineyards nearby and enjoy dining in this popular gourmet destination.

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Marlborough - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough Greenshell Mussels. After a morning of wine tastings, enjoy an informative and relaxing afternoon cruising the inner Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds on a Greenshell Mussel Cruise. Day 9: Blenheim - Christchurch Travel the ruggedly beautiful coastline between the surging Pacific Ocean and the steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges to Christchurch, known as the garden city. Day 10: Depart Christchurch Return your rental vehicle at Christchurch Airport.

Day 7: Wellington – Picton – Blenheim Drop your rental car at the Ferry Terminal depot and board the Interislander Ferry for one of the world’s most scenic ferry journeys across the Cook Strait to the South Island. Collect another rental car in Picton and drive to Blenheim, the heart of the wine growing Marlborough region. Day 8: Blenheim Join a tour and experience the three icons of 124

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On arrival at Christchurch Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city.

After breakfast, make your way to Christchurch to return the rental vehicle.

Day 2: Christchurch - Kaikoura Collect your rental car and head north to Kaikoura where you will get up close to the resident whale population on a whale watch cruise. Day 3: Kaikoura to Marlborough Leave the coast and head through the inland route via Murchison to the wine growing region of Marlborough. Day 4: Marlborough Join a wine tour of some of the best wineries in Marlborough, renowned for its’ world class sauvignon blanc.

Day 5: Martinborough Explore the Martinborough region at leisure or join a full-day wine tour (own cost). Day 6: Martinborough – Wellington Drive to the capital city of Wellington and join a gourmet walking tour where you will enjoy boutique coffee and chocolate tastings.

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Day 5: Marlborough - Nelson Take the beautiful Queen Charlotte Drive along the edge of the Sounds towards Mapua and Nelson. Includes: – 9 days car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees – 9 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade – Twilight Odyssey tour – Walking Gourmet tour – One-way Interislander ferry Wellington to Picton – Marlborough Icons tour, Blenheim – Huka Falls Jet Boat Ride, Taupō – Two-hour Art Deco Guided Walk, Napier

Price per person twin share, from: 2,150

Day 6: Nelson Explore Abel Tasman National Park home to aqua blue waters, beaches and playful seals. Day 7: Nelson – Punakaiki Skirt the edge of two National Parks as you drive towards the rugged West Coast to Punakaiki. Day 8: Punakaiki – Arthur’s Pass Explore the Pancake Rocks before heading inland towards the Southern Alps and Arthur’s Pass. Day 9: Arthur’s Pass Make the most of the daily eco activities and wild open spaces of the Wilderness Lodge.

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Includes: – 8 days car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees – 9 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, including two nights at the Wilderness Lodge, Arthur’s Pass – Kaikoura Whale Watching tour – Marlborough Wine tour

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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. Fiji is located in the heart of the Pacific, an archipelago for 333 tropical islands. Famed for rugged landscapes, sun-drenched beaches, romantic sunsets, beautiful coral reefs and crystalclean ocean waters, Fiji is the ideal vacation destination for families, couples or simply those looking to relax. The Cook Islands are renowned for their idyllic climate, white sandy beaches and spectacular scuba-diving sites. Rarotonga, the largest island, features volcanic peaks, rainforest and coral reefs, whilst Aitutaki, nicknamed the Honeymoon Island, offers a stunning turquoise lagoon and superb beaches. 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.

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Underwater Adventures: Glide

with stingrays in Tahiti, explore the crystal clear lagoons filled with colorful tropical fish in the Cook Islands or swim with magical mantas in Fiji.

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Beaches: White-sand, pinksand or black-sand beaches meld with clear waters that stretch for miles in the South Pacific! Pick your spot and relax as the waves roll in and the sun gleams down.

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People: “Arrive as a guest, depart as a friend and return as family� best sums up Island hospitality. Treat yourself to a village visit immersing into local culture, a highlight of any island stay.

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Rarotonga / ACCOMMODATION

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Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa Situated on the white sands of stunning Muri beach, this 5-star luxury villa complex, complete with an on-site spa, offers 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. Facilities include use of snorkeling gear and kayaks, and pick up/drop off to Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Kids Club (6-12yrs) at Pacific Resort Rarotonga.

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

Includes: Complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, beach towels and sun-loungers, a garden tour at the Pacific Resort and daily activities.

Crown Beach Resort & Spa Crown Beach Resort & Spa sits on the sheltered, sunset coast of Rarotonga, just 15 minutes from downtown Avarua and 10 minutes from the airport. Enjoy pure indulgence at Crown Beach Resort & Spa, Rarotonga's finest full service luxury boutique resort. It is set on five acres of lush tropical gardens, nestling 36 stand-alone villas, on-site spa, on-site dive center, two restaurants and bars, a cocktail lounge, gym, an expansive white-sand beach, surreal turquoise lagoon, beautiful waterfall mineral swimming pool and spectacular sunsets. With a choice of Garden Villas, private Courtyard Pool Suites and Beachfront Villas with stunning views, all villas and suites feature a king size bed adorned with lavish textures in neutral tones. All are equipped with self-catering facilities, lounge suite and private deck or courtyard, and all guests receive nightly turn down service. Crown Beach Resort & Spa oozes luxury and romance for those seeking a private heavenly space. 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.

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Little Polynesian Resort Welcome to your deluxe Polynesian hideaway. Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga, Little Polynesian Resort is a sophisticated playground for grown-ups. 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 sunsets in paradise.

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Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, tropical welcome drink and scented towel on arrival and use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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Muri Beach Club Hotel Absolute beachfront – the adults only Muri Beach Club Hotel is located on the south east corner of the island, right on stunning Muri Beach overlooking the tropical islet of Ta'akoka. Muri Lagoon boasts some of the most pristine snorkeling grounds on the island and offers a variety of watersports for the more energetic. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily with one hot selection, complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, standup paddle-boards, beach towels and an invitation to the weekly Managers Cocktail hour.

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

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The Edgewater Resort & Spa The Edgewater Resort & Spa is the best-known Cook Islands full-service resort, offering affordable luxury on the sheltered west coast of Rarotonga. It’s prime location puts Rarotonga’s natural splendor front and center; the magnificent sunsets, the surrounding lush green mountains and views over the white-sandy beach and turquoise blue lagoon. With nine accommodation options from studios and hotel rooms to deluxe suites and three-bedroom villas there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets.

STANDARD Map Reference: 9 PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

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

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki 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 Café, or take in the magical panoramic view of the horizon from a table at Rapae Bay Restaurant, perched high above the lagoon. Surrender to the spell of this exclusive sanctuary which offers beautifully appointed options in a variety of styles and furnishings. Limited to just 27 luxurious, absolute beachfront bungalows and villas, all with their own personal panoramic view of Aitutaki Lagoon and featuring a private daybed for ultimate relaxation. Multi-award-winning and known as one of the world’s leading boutique island resorts, Pacific Resort Aitutaki provides an enclave of romance, refinement and luxury that beckons even the most discerning traveler. Includes: À la carte breakfast daily, fresh coconut nu on arrival and complimentary use of kayaks, bicycles, snorkeling equipment and beach towels.

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

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

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

Tamanu Beach Resort 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 lee of the trade winds, the lagoon is calm and the sunsets serene.

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Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, complimentary kayaks, snorkeling equipment and stand up paddle boards. WiFi 100MB pp, airport transfers and flower leis on arrival and departure.

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

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

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Aitutaki Flight-Cruise Day Tour

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

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

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

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Rarotonga Escape - 6 days

Aitutaki Escape - 6 days

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

Rarotonga combines thousands of years of Polynesian culture with some of the most spectacular scenery in the South Pacific. Day 1: Rarotonga Kia Orana and welcome to Rarotonga and the Cook Islands. Transfer to your selected hotel for an early check-in and spend the remainder of the day unwinding or exploring the surrounds.

Day 1: Rarotonga - Aitutaki Admire Aitutaki’s beauty from the air as you fly from Rarotonga to Aitutaki. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

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

Day 2: Aitutaki (B,L) Tour Aitutaki and discover the history, traditional skills, arts and beliefs of its’ people. Your guide will share how traditional medicine is made, and you will learn how to weave coconut tree fronds and the basics of Cook Islands dance. Enjoy a traditional feast (Umu Kai) for lunch on site at the Cultural Village before returning to your hotel.

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Includes: - 5 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade - Tropical breakfast daily - Early check-in - Meet and greet on arrival with fresh flower ei - Round-trip airport/hotel transfers - Island Discovery Tour - Lagoon Cruise including lunch - Island Night Show & Dinner at Highland Paradise - 7 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner Price per person twin share, from: Standard First Class Deluxe

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

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Day 3: Aitutaki (B,L) Cruise one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world aboard the Titi-ai-Tonga, a spacious 70-foot Polynesian style vaka (boat). Visit several motu (small islets) and beach comb on One Foot Island, after passing by the old TEAL flying boat base. Enjoy snorkeling and swimming before indulging in an onboard barbecue lunch of fresh caught ocean fish and perhaps an impromptu performance by the crew. Day 4-5: (B) Explore Aitutaki at your leisure, relax and refresh or pamper yourself with a local spa treatment. Day 6: Depart Aitutaki (B) This afternoon, transfer to Aitutaki Airport for your flight to Rarotonga.

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

1,280 1,715 2,550

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

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South Pacific / OTHER ISLANDS

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Fiji / ACCOMMODATION

Fiji

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Fiji is a rich cultural surprise, where the friendly Fijians will captivate your heart. Brimming with colorful attractions, aweinspiring scenery, white-sandy 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.

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

DELUXE Map Reference: 1 PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji Situated in the very heart of Fiji on the northern tip of Viti Levu. Volivoli Beach Resort first opened its doors to welcome travelers from across the globe in November 2005 and has been extending its family of vacationers ever since. With a swim up pool bar, restaurant, beach bar bistro and day spa this resort is where guests can experience diving some of the worlds best soft coral dive sites, deep sea fishing charters, kite surfing, stand up paddle board, live –a-board diving on the Fiji Siren and a relaxing holiday. The property has a private beach and 80 meter all tide sand spit, which offers guests an exquisite location for romantic candle light dining. The whole family is actively involved in a daily operation to ensure everyone who visits receives the same personal service and has the opportunity to share in their love of Fiji culture.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 2 PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

STANDARD Map Reference: 3 PRICE GUIDE: $

Includes: Welcome lei and tropical drink on arrival, tropical breakfast and afternoon tea daily and resort activities.

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ACCOMMODATION & ISLAND RESORTS / Coral Coast & Mamanuca

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

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

Matamanoa Island Resort 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.

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

Includes: Breakfast daily.

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

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

Castaway Island, Fiji Castaway Island, Fiji is an iconic private island resort surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, perfect for romantic couples with or without children. Offering exceptional facilities and creative island cuisine, consisting of four restaurants and four bars, Castaway is one of Fiji’s most popular island resorts. All of the traditionally thatched airconditioned bures with vaulted “tapa” lined ceilings are stylish and spacious. 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.

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

Includes: Welcome cocktail on arrival, use of snorkeling equipment, non-motorized watersports equipment, tennis court and an invitation to the weekly poolside cocktail party.

Lomani Island Resort Lomani Island Resort is an adults only boutique resort hidden amongst the swaying palms and tropical gardens of Malolo Lailai island. The island was once home to a copra plantation and thus boasts thousands of towering coconut palms, interspersed with frangipani, hibiscus and bougainvillea flowers. Lomani fronts miles of white sandy beaches and a sheltered turquoise lagoon. Lomani’s luxury suites and bures all have spectacular ocean views and laundry service. With only 30 rooms in the resort, including six new beachfront bures that come complete with their own plunge pools, the dedicated Fijian staff will cater to your every need. Enjoy complimentary snorkeling, dolphin safari, village tour, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, bicycles and more or just relax poolside or along the long white-sand beach. Includes: Breakfast daily. 136

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


Mamanuca & Outer Islands / ISLAND RESORTS

Mana Island Resort & Spa Mana Island Resort & Spa is situated in the heart of the Mamanuca group on 300 acres of lush tropical paradise amid four white-sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The resort offers a variety of rooms and bures to suit every budget from honeymooners to families. Mana’s recent refurbishment included adding a new large infinity pool and swim up bar. A choice of cuisine is available in the six onsite restaurants/cafes, including Nasu Teppanyaki restaurant for adults only. Relax and enjoy a tropical cocktail in one of the four beachfront bars. Activities include kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, jet-skis, hobie cats, snorkel gear and a full PADI dive facility. Enjoy Mana’s spa for relaxation while the children are entertained in the kids club, participating in the coral rejuvenation, turtle breeding or environmental programs. Two children 0-14 years can Stay, Eat and Play for free and utilize five hours of free babysitting service. Children eat free at the Mamanuca Buffet Restaurant or the Mamanuca Restaurant when stay a minimum of five nights Jul 8, 18 - Feb 28, 19. Includes: Breakfast , lunch and dinner buffet, use of non-motorized water sports equipment and resort activities.

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

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa Indulge in heavenly seclusion in an area renowned for its velvety, white-sand beaches and crystal clear tropical waters. Understated in their luxury, hidden among the palms, each air-conditioned traditionally thatched beachfront bure has a discreet outdoor shower, expansive deck with daybeds and a separate living area. A mini-bar, stereo and a hammock strung between the palms, along with your own thatched cabana with sun loungers make for a relaxing vacation on the edge of Yasawa’s famous white-sand beach.

DELUXE Map Reference: 10 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: All meals, non-alcoholic beverages, WiFi, use of non-motorized watersports equipment, weekly 3-hour excursion to the Blue Lagoon Caves, private beach picnics, snorkeling trips, introductory scuba pool dive, village visit and cultural activities.

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

DELUXE Map Reference: 11 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.

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

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

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

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ISLAND RESORTS / Northern & Outer Islands

Namale Resort & Spa 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 adultsonly atmosphere, Namale is a favorite among celebrities for its exclusivity and luxury. The award-winning, 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 newlyweds, romantics and those just 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 Map Reference: 13 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Savasi Island 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.

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

Matangi Private Island Resort This boutique private island resort is located in 240 acres in the tropical northern part of the Fiji Islands and is listed in “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”. Catering to adults only, Matangi offers 12 spacious, traditional bures of Fijian design, Oceanview or Beachfront, plus three unique treehouses and a two-bedroom bure. Each offer air-conditioning, iPod docking stations, lounge, large private sun deck and a stone outdoor shower. The on-site Ocean Spa cantilevers over the lagoon, offering organic plant and marine based therapies. Dine at ‘Vale-Ni-Kana’, which boasts 270° views of the ocean and tropical gardens.

FIRST CLASS Map Reference: 15 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: All meals, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards and some tours.

Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa

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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.

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

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Yasawa & Northern Islands / ISLAND RESORTS & SIGHTSEEING

Royal Davui Island Resort Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji is a boutique luxury island resort with 16 exquisitely appointed bures nestled around 10 acres of lush tropical landscape. Every guest at Davui enjoys the best of both worlds – enough genuine care and warmth that the staff will know you by name, as well as the privacy and freedom to be secluded in your own tropical oasis. Spa treatments designed by Pure Fiji, private plunge pools in every villa and easy access from Nadi airport are just a few of the extra touches that make this resort special and unique.

DELUXE Map Reference: 17 PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Welcome lei on arrival, all meals, bottle water, sunset canapés, weekly island barbecue, invitation to the weekly managers cocktail evening (Fri), nightly entertainment and use of all non-motorized water sports. Young boy with coconuts

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Nadi Cultural & Mudpool Tour

Bow of the boat, Fiji

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

Malamala Beach Club Fiji Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal clear waters, Malamala Beach Club introduces you to the world’s first beach club located on it’s very own island, just 25 minutes from Port Denarau. Experience one of the beach club’s day passes and enjoy white sand beaches, beachside cabanas, a resort style infinity edge pool, and views across the Mamanucas from Fiji’s best located island. Malamala Beach Club offers a delicious à la carte menu from light bites to tame your craving or pacific inspired meals and shared platters, an array of hand crafted cocktails and a club like atmosphere with laid back tunes mixed all day long. Departs: Port Denarau daily at 10am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers from most Denarau, Nadi and Coral Coast hotels and resorts, round-trip ferry, use of nonmotorized water sports equipment for snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddling, towel service and complimentary WiFi.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Fijian Bures, Fiji

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Musket Cove

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: $

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

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SMALL SHIP CRUISES / Fiji

Captain Cook Reef Endeavour Cruise

Discover the real Fiji aboard a Yasawa Islands small ship cruise as you visit places where traditional Fijian life continues. A unique mix of seascape and smiling friendly people, this Pacific paradise lifts you out of the everyday rush and opens up a different time, a different space with spectacular beaches, crystal clear waters and a warm and friendly culture. Wake each day to idyllic sites and exclusive destinations. Snorkel over magnificent coral reefs and experience the culture first hand at traditional island villages. MV Reef Endeavour’s small size means she can negotiate remote reefs, islands and shallow bays where bigger ships just cannot go. Each of the 63 recently refurbished suites, staterooms and cabins offer a private bathroom ensuite, on/off air-conditioning, hairdryer, soaps, shampoo and towels are serviced daily. The ship features a swimming pool, spa, 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 5 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. Southern Yasawa Island 4 day/3 night Day 1: Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca Islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel at a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Day 2: Cruise to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and discover idyllic Monu Island for snorkeling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of the Sunday Show. Day 3: On arrival at Sacred Island the ship’s crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. Spend a magical morning swimming in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkeling in spectacular coral gardens, beach combing or coral viewing from the glass bottom boat. Cruise the Southern Yasawa islands over lunch to Waya Island where you will visit a local school, village and shell market. Don your favorite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight! Day 4: Reef Endeavour sets sail before breakfast and returns to Denarau Marina. Departs: Saturday at 12 noon. Price per person twin share, from: 1,649 140

Northern Yasawa Island 5 day/4 night Day 1: Cruise to Tivua Island over a light lunch and safety briefing, to explore the coral gardens, clam farms and a medicine walk through the island before enjoying a South Pacific sunset on your first day at sea. Tonight join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain’s Dinner. Day 2: Start the day naturally with a morning swim and snorkel in an idyllic bay at 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 white-sandy beaches. This evening join the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian village at Gunu for a traditional Fijian feast, Lovo and cultural performance, Meke. Day 3: Discover the legendary grandeur of Sawa-i-lau and the famous limestone caves at your own pace. Swimming in the cave lagoon is a wondrous experience or you could explore it on an escorted kayak tour. Join the guided walk to the island village, with a memorable visit to a local school. Try your luck at crab racing tonight. Day 4: Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawas and discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise the spectacular channels to Drawaqa for amazing snorkelling this afternoon, you may even see a Manta-ray (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: 2,200 Yasawa Islands 7 night/8 days For a total Fiji cultural and island experience, this combination of both three and four night cruises brings together every fascinating experience of the Yasawa Islands from the north to the south, from culture to nature. Between departures you can enjoy a choice of complimentary tours including the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a tall ship adventure or mud pools on Tuesdays only. Departs: Tuesday 1pm or Saturday 12 noon. Price per person twin share, from: 3,652 Early booking discounts available. Ask about 7 & 11 night other itineraries to Remote Fiji departing the first Tuesday of each month.

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Fiji / SMALL SHIP CRUISES

Blue Lagoon Small Ship Cruises

Imagine waking every morning surrounded by sparkling blue ocean, islands fringed with gently waving palms and empty, unspoiled beaches of pure white sand. Blue Lagoon Cruises offer luxury boutique-style cruising – a mix of beautifully furnished saloons, outdoor lounging areas, sundecks with cocktail bars and private areas for those looking for a romantic getaway. The on-board spa offers relaxation and indulgence. Tempt your inner gourmet and enjoy a variety of à la carte meals, exotic barbecues and magnificent smorgasbords. The Fiji Princess accommodates 68 passengers complemented by a 100 percent Fijian crew. Measuring only 179 feet in length, the vessel accesses bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a large ship, getting so close to shore that it can tie off to a coconut tree and you can swim to the beach. Visit remote island villages, discover the ancient Fijian culture, sit down to an island feast set on a breathtakingly beautiful beach, swim with manta rays, learn how to cook traditional Fijian dishes, and stop off at the Sacred Islands and Sawa-i-Lau Caves. Blue Lagoon Cruises offer three itineraries, varying in duration and destinations, taking you on a journey into Fiji’s spectacular Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Explorer Cruise: This three-night cruise is ideal for those with limited time who want a sample of the incredible Fiji islands. Featuring the majestic southern Yasawa Islands, the cruise also spends time at the strikingly beautiful Modriki and Sacred Islands. It’s not just nature that will have you captivated on this boutique cruise; you’ll get to know and love the traditional Fijian culture! Departs: Port Denarau on Friday at 3pm, returning Monday at 3pm. Price per person twin share, from: 1,475

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Wanderer Cruise: A four-night cruise that starts aboard a high-speed catamaran to the Southern Yasawas where the Fiji Princess awaits. The truly spectacular Sacred Islands will astound you and the mighty Yasawa Islands will offer all you dreamed of and more. Head further north to the Blue Lagoon area where you’ll find paradise, and a great array of activities, both onshore and in the water. Departs: Port Denarau on Monday at 12.15pm, returning Friday at 10am. Price per person twin share, from: 1,935 Escape to Paradise: This seven-night option is an amazing experience combining the three and four night itineraries, covering the full length of the magnificent Yasawa Island chain as well as Modriki and the Sacred Islands. You’ll have the opportunity to see and do so much on this cruise that you’ll come away with memories from a vacation of a lifetime. Departs: Port Denarau on Friday at 3pm, returning Friday at 10am. Price per person twin share, from: 2,956 Includes: Scheduled cruise excursions and activities, cruise accommodation with private ensuite facilities, use of on-board facilities, all meals including tea, barista coffee, morning and afternoon tea, filtered water and juice, traditional Fijian entertainment, snorkeling equipment, use of all equipment at Nanuya Lailai, including spyboards, kayaks and stand up paddle boards (four and seven night cruises), ship to shore transfers, entrance fees for all activities and village visits, Captain’s complimentary champagne cocktail, Blue Lagoon Cruise souvenir, gratuities, all port charges and taxes.

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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES / Fiji

Luxury Island Hopping Adventure - 7 days

Fiji

All-Inclusive Northern Islands – Namale - 7 days

Fiji, Chris McLennan

Infinity Pool, Fiji

Day 1-2: Nadi – Denarau Island Transfer from Nadi Airport to the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, just 20 minutes away on Denarau Island. Make the most of the on-site facilities and surrounding waters at this magnificent resort. Day 3-4: Denarau Island – Tokoriki Island Resort After settling in to “Fiji time” at this luxurious resort, board a boat and head to the Mamanuca Islands. Surrounded by white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Tokoriki Island Resort is the perfect place to relax and unwind. There are plenty of activities available, including snorkeling the reef, local Village visits or a decadent Spa treatment in the Senikai Spa. Day 5-6: Tokoriki Island Resort – Vomo Island Journey by helicopter to the next destination on your island hopping adventure, the luxurious Vomo Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands. Unwind with a good book and enjoy the seclusion of the 30-villa private island. Book a body treatment and indulge your taste buds on the fresh seafood and local produce.

Land and Cruise - 9 days

Day 1: Nadi – Savusavu

Day 1: Nadi

On arrival at Nadi Airport, transfer to your flight to Savusavu (not included), just an hour away in the Northern Islands. On arrival at Savusavu Airport, you will be met and transferred to Namale. The remainder of your day is free to explore and relax.

On arrival at Nadi Airport, you will be transferred to the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on the Coral Coast. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2-6: Namale Spend your days relaxing on the private deck of your luxury quarters, lounging by the pool, or enjoying one or many of the activities on offer. Partake in a full day of water snorkeling or wake boarding, or experience a waterfall adventure in the rainforest, to name a few. Unwind in the evening with a five-course meal, a fun cultural show, and cocktails delivered to your door. This well-rounded all-inclusive vacation allows you to customize your Fijian vacation in style. Day 7: Namale – Nadi After breakfast, transfer to Savusavu Airport for your flight to Nadi (not included).

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

Day 7: Vomo Island – Nadi Return to Denarau Marina by boat and transfer to Nadi Airport for your onwards flight.

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

– 2 nights Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa – 2 nights Tokoriki Island Resort – 2 nights Vomo Island Resort – All transfers as noted – 6 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

– 7 nights Namale, Garden Tropical Bure – All meals, snacks and beverages, including alcohol – Private and unique dining experiences – Complimentary WiFi, laundry service and nightly turndown – Nightly cultural entertainment – Round-trip transfer from Savusavu – A selection of activities including a 9-hole golf course, motorized water sports, s norkeling, kayaking, horseback riding and more

Price per person twin share, from: 3,150 Tour Code: DUA/LUXFIJ

Price per person twin share, from: 2,697 Tour Code: DUA/NAM

Price per person twin share, from: 2,330 Tour Code: DUA/LAS

Airfare not included, please call for current pricing.

Airfare not included, please call for current pricing.

Airfare not included, please call for current pricing.

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Day 9: Port Denarau (B) Return to Port Denarau where you will disembark. Transfer to Nadi Airport for your onwards flight.

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


South Pacific / OTHER ISLANDS

Looking for another South Pacific Island? Tahiti

Vanuatu

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 best markets in the South Pacific are in Papeete, where everything from local fish and fruit as well as traditional arts and handicrafts can be found. Chic boutiques and a wide selection of products including black pearl jewelry, woven handbags and traditional pareos painted in bright colors are available in Papeete.

One of the more traditional areas, Tanna Island is a haven of adventure and intrigue. Peer into the fiery rim of Yasur volcano. And since you’re on an island, you have to take advantage of the water. Swim in underwater caves, snorkel the coral reef or trek inland to incredible waterfalls.

The picturesque island of Moorea is set on a crystal clear lagoon with lush green mountains towering overhead. There are many activities to try on the lagoon including water skiing, jet skiing and parasailing. Explore the waterfalls, valleys the Opunou and Cook Bays or witness the impressive fish and ray feeding demonstrations.

Espiritu Santo is a little-known paradise for world-class diving, while the island of Pentecost fascinates with its culture. See local tribesmen jump from bamboo towers with vines tied to their ankles between the months of April and June.

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ Bora Bora is one of the most romantic and desirable destinations on earth. Dive the clear, warm water to witness a large array of multi-colored fish, manta rays, sharks and wrasses. It’s the perfect island for romance. Enjoy your own private paradise by staying in a unique overwater bungalow.

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The 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 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 Mt Alava. At Piula Cave, swim in an incredible freshwater pool right on the oceanfront or head to the Aleipata district for swimming, snorkeling and even more beachside relaxation. At the northern end of Upolu Island, you can explore the harbor town of Apia. Those with an appetite for adventure will love Savai’i. This largely uninhabited island fascinates with its incredible scenery. A roaring jetstream shoots hundreds of feet into the air at the Alofaaga blowholes. At Afu Aau Falls, bathe in a secluded waterhole deep in the jungle. From the rugged peaks of active volcanoes to the serenity of beautiful beaches, Samoa never fails to impress. Rainforests, jungle waterfalls and ancient volcanoes offer a sublime vacation backdrop, but it’s the people that reveal the spirit of Samoa’s islands. At Savai’i, lounge in communal rock pools along the coast. Modern life has no place here; it’s all about untouched nature and unhurried days.

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Climate varies across the South Pacific, from hot and tropical to snowy and cold. The seasons are opposite to the Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most Northern Hemisphere. Between December and February is Summer for most of the country, and the wet season for stores. A credit card is required as a security deposit to Please contact the applicable Consulate if you are the tropical north of Australia. Winter is from June to August and vary by destination. check into a hotel or to rent a car. Please note that it is holding a passport other than US/Canada. All countries becoming standard practice in most hotels to impose a require the passport holder to hold a confirmed onward service fee if you are finalizing your account by credit or return ticket. card. Australia Australia: US/Canadian citizens.

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.

Summer (Dec-Feb) Adelaide

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

Min

Max

Min

Fall (Mar-May) Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

61

82

58

69

46

59

52

69

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

68

98

54

83

40

70

55

87

Brisbane

69

84

62

79

50

70

60

78

Broome

79.1

92

71

92

58

85

71

91

Cairns

74

89

71

87

62

80

66

87

Darwin

77

89

74

90

68

87

76

91

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)

Min

Max

Min

Fall (Mar-May) Max

Min

Max

Min

Auckland

54

75

55

68

48

59

48

67

Bay of Islands

56

76

52

70

45

61

48

67

Central Otago

50

73

42

62

32

48

41

62

Christchurch

54

72

54

72

37

54

45

63

Max

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.

Min

Fall (Mar-May)

Max

Min

Winter (Jun-Aug) Min

Max

Spring (Sep-Nov) Min

Max

Fiji

Nadi

73

89

71

80

65

83

69

86

Cook Islands

Rarotonga

73

84

71

82

66

77

68

77

Tahiti

Papeete

72

90

72

90

68

86

70

88

Vanuatu

Port Vila

74

86

72

82

66

79

69

82

Samoa

Apia

74

80

85

74

84

74

85

74

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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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