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Down Under Answers

Australia

Australia • New Zealand • Cook Islands • Fiji • Tahiti

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New Zealand

South Pacific Islands

2020-2021 Travel Planner


This year, our divisions Down Under Answers, Africa Answers and Asia Answers are combining under a parent brand, Travel Answers Group. As the proud owner of this 28 year old travel company that has grown despite the inception of online sales, I am often asked why most people still book travel to long haul destinations the traditional way. The answer: because one size fits nobody. Our Destination Specialists design thousands of custom trips to the South Pacific, Africa and Asia every year and never offer the same itinerary twice, using knowledge gained by personally experiencing accommodation and tours. The profile of the travelers, the budget, the time of year and the travelers’ dream are all taken into account to produce a tailor-made journey.

Grégory Lecoeur, Tahiti Tourism

Special requests are our strength. Online booking engines can’t facilitate a marriage proposal on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or find a farm stay in New Zealand where guests can learn to shear a sheep, or arrange a friendly soccer match with a local school team in Fiji. We offer peace of mind. Our job isn’t finished when the submit button is pushed; we are on duty and responsive until travelers are back home. There may come a day when people won’t prefer to entrust their special journeys to a real person, but for now, Alexa, we’ve got this. Sincerely,

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Graeme Murray


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AUSTRALIA Map Sydney, New South Wales Beyond Sydney Cairns & Northern Beaches, Queensland Port Douglas Beyond Cairns Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Brisbane & South East Queensland Melbourne, Victoria Beyond Melbourne Adelaide, South Australia Beyond Adelaide Kangaroo Island Port Lincoln Red Centre, Northern Territory Darwin & the Top End Tasmania Perth, Western Australia Beyond Perth Guided Touring Suggested Itineraries Rail Journeys Rental Cars Motorhomes

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Queenstown & Beyond Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Guided Touring Suggested Itineraries Rail Journeys

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128 SOUTH PACIFIC Map The Cook Islands Suggested Itineraries Fiji Suggested Itineraries Tahiti Suggested Itineraries Helpful Information Terms & Conditions

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The Travel Answers Group offers customized vacations to Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and Arabian Peninsula with Africa Answers or journey through Asia and India with Asia Answers. We also offer guided vacations and independent journeys.

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For over 28 years, Down Under Answers has been customizing extraordinary vacations to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. Our well-traveled team of Destination Specialists provide an inclusive service, assisting you with planning to booking, to include flights, accommodation, sightseeing, car rental and travel protection. With extensive knowledge and destination experience, our team takes the time to understand your vacation needs, makes recommendations, and creates a tailormade itinerary to suit your style and budget. Whether you want a customized vacation, private charter, rail journey or a small-ship cruise, we are here to assist. If you are traveling with a group of 10 or more passengers, ask us about our group travel rates.

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

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Planning Your Vacation

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

Price Guide Down Under Answers’ pricing system is simple to use and easy to understand. Throughout the Travel Planner you will find $ symbols for all hotels and tours. These $ symbols are indicative of what you can expect to pay for low season, lead-in room categories and touring options. For example, per the guide, a hotel with 1 X $ is from $101-$200. Itineraries, motorhomes and cars all show a ‘from’ price, giving you a good indication of the low season price. Please note that prices featured in this brochure are intended as a guide only. They are calculated using the exchange rate as of October 15, 2019 and may change due to currency fluctuations, availability, taxes or seasonal surcharges. Contact our Destination Specialists for a customized quote for the dates of your planned travel.

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

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

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

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Airline Partners

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

Virgin Australia

Air New Zealand

Qantas Airways

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

Air New Zealand is the long-haul airline of choice, connecting travelers for almost 80 years, to 32 international destinations outside of New Zealand. North American services include non-stop flights to New Zealand from Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Honolulu, Chicago, and from October 2020, New York. Convenient overnight flight schedules allow same-day connections to 20 domestic New Zealand destinations and eight Australian ports. Non-stop services to the Cook Islands and London (until Oct 2020 only) operate from Los Angeles.

Celebrating 100 years of flying in 2020, Qantas has perfected air travel, offering passengers the complete Australian experience. Enjoy Aussie hospitality from the moment you step on board. World-class food and wine are just the beginning and you will also receive a generous complimentary checked baggage allowance with every ticket. No matter where you’re flying from, Qantas makes it easy with more gateways in North America. Direct flights operate from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Honolulu, Chicago and Vancouver (seasonal). Plus, there’s more than 40 non-stop flights each week to choose from. Fly in comfort on-board a B787 Dreamliner, B747 or twin deck A380 to arrive feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

From streaming capable WiFi on long haul flights, to the largest and most comfortable seats for travel to Australia in both economy and premium classes of service, Virgin Australia continues to deliver innovation and superior quality. Their multi-year award-winning business class, called “The Business” continues to delight travelers with best in class service and cabin design. Along with its partner, Delta Airlines, Virgin Australia offers 25 direct flights weekly to Australia out of Los Angeles and connects Australia with a host of other international destinations, such as China, Indonesia, the Pacific Islands, and New Zealand. As the second largest airline in Australia, passengers can travel to every major destination across the Australian continent, offering the same high-quality experiences such as complimentary meals, checked baggage allowance of 50lbs, WiFi service, and a large selection of inflight entertainment.

Business Premier features a luxurious leather lie-flat bed, complete with a memory foam mattress, cozy duvet and two full size pillows. World-renowned Kiwi Chef, Peter Gordon, has developed a mouth-watering menu full of fresh and innovative creations to enjoy. Premium Economy offers passengers more space and comfort in a separate cabin and includes its own unique menu, an amenity kit, premium check-in and quicker access to baggage on arrival. Economy Skycouch™ is a row of three Economy seats that together, create a flexible space where you can relax and stretch out or for kids play area that provides additional comfort and personal space.

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Simply put, no one knows Australia like Qantas so why not let them show you around? With Australia’s largest domestic network, getting across the vast country is easy. On arrival in Australia you can connect on to more than 50 destinations. The best of Australia starts with Qantas!


Airline Partners

Hawaiian Airlines

Fiji Airways

Air Tahiti Nui

Now in its 90th 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 (13) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

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

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

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

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

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

Catch the Bula Spirit on Fiji Airways!!

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

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Kakadu National Park

Lizard Island

Lake Argyle

Gibb River

Cape Trib National Park

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Gulf of Carpentaria

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Wilson Island

Heron Island

Lady Elliott Island

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Hervey Bay

Port Augusta Clare Valley

Adelaide 951

Barossa Valley

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Uluru

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1859

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Brisbane

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1054

1341

2898

Broome

1845

1502

1790

1059

2541

Cairns

743

1592

1631

746

2645

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Canberra

1881

930

1217

2127

1163

1771

2451

Darwin

902

1853

1892

1513

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2783

Hobart

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2573

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Kununurra

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Melbourne

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Perth

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Blue Mountains National Park

Alice Springs Kangaroo Island

Yarra Valley

The Twelve Apostles

Mornington Peninsula

Strahan

Sydney

Phillip Island

Hunter Valley Lord Howe Island


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

Tourism & Events Queensland

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.

Destination NSW

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Sydney

Spicers Potts Point, Sydney

LUXE

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

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

Stunningly situated overlooking Sydney Harbour in the historic Rocks precinct, 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.

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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney Located in the vibrant inner-city village of Potts Point, and set amongst a mix of historic Art Deco and modern architecture, Spicers Potts Point exudes an effortless blend of classic Sydney heritage character with a fresh contemporary feel. Just a short walk to trendy cafés, downtown Sydney and the harbor, Spicers Potts Point is comprised of 20 rooms and suites 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 complimentary 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.

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

Includes: Gourmet à la carte breakfast, evening bar snacks with daily cocktail, in room snacks and WiFi.

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LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$


Sydney

InterContinental Sydney

Pier One Sydney Harbour - Autograph Collection

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall

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.

Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection is a five-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.

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

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

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ADGE Boutique Apartment Hotel

Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach

Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Sydney

The ADGE Boutique Apartment Hotel offers you a collection of twobedroom, two bathroom fully serviced apartments, in Sydney’s innercity.

A visit to Sydney is not complete without a trip to iconic Bondi Beach. The hotel’s modern and spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments have fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, allowing you to feel right at home at your Bondi accommodation. Ideally located in an exciting lifestyle precinct, minutes from the sand, Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach is close to everything Bondi Beach has to offer. Situated on Hall Street – Bondi’s hip strip – the hotel has the area’s trendiest restaurants, cafés and bars on its doorstep, and a myriad of others within strolling distance.

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Each apartment is a reflection of the bold, individual character of Surry Hills, and furnished in the styling of Sydney’s upscale lifestyle featuring open-plan lounge and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens with European appliances, internal laundry; with both washing and drying machines. Close to public transportation, the location offers a wide variety of cultures and is the home to designer boutiques, critically acclaimed restaurants and cafés.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Sydney

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard

Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour

Travelodge Sydney

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard is ideally situated next door to many of Sydney’s wonderful attractions, whether you are looking for an exciting day in the city or a sensational night out on the town. From the hotel you can walk to Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks precinct, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, the Royal Botanic Gardens, a huge variety of restaurants and a great selection of shopping. The hotel is adjacent to Wynyard Railway Station, making it easy to discover the best that Sydney has to offer.

Conveniently located on Sussex Street at the upper end of Chinatown, the hotel to set to liven up the area as the dining scene in the precinct draws closer to the corporate end of Sydney. And, with its proximity to entertainment and dining precincts, Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour Sydney is a natural choice for those vacationing in the harbor city.

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour

Adina Apartment Hotel Darling Harbour

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

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 harbour exploring. The spacious rooms include homely touches such as a choice of pillows and a power shower. Take a leisurely stroll to some of Sydney’s best restaurants, theaters and shopping.

Located in one of Sydney’s entertainment hot spots, just five minutes walk from the city center, Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour offers access to a broad range of dining, shopping and entertainment options. The hotel is adjacent to several major Sydney attractions including Darling Harbour, Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum. Sydney’s best shopping and transport links are only a few minutes away.

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

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FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


Sydney

Roar and Snore

Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch

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

Enjoy Sydney’s exclusive cruise and progressive harbour dining experience. Cruise past famous icons and beautiful beaches before dining at two harbourside restaurants including your main course served at the five-star Public Dining Room at Sydney’s stunning Balmoral Beach. Enjoy dessert back onboard. This is an unforgettable Sydney Harbour experience. Departs: Campbells Cove or King Street Wharf daily from 11am. Duration: 4.5 hours. Includes: Small group cruising, two-course lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

Aussie Gold Tour

Taronga Wild Australia Experience

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is a non-for-profit conservation society situated amongst lush bushland with Sydney Harbour views. It is a short 12-minute ferry ride from the city and is Sydney’s premium location to discover wildlife from Australia and beyond. With a variety of free keeper shows, talks and the Sky Safari cable car providing panoramic views of Sydney harbour.

An excellent introduction to Australia’s wildlife that brings you close to the animals in a small group led by an expert guide. This tour visits the large collection of Australian fauna that calls Taronga Zoo home. There’ll be plenty of photographic opportunities with a range of Australian native animals. Departs: Daily at 9.45am and 1.30pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Guided Tour, interaction with Australian native animals, and behind the scenes access.

Taronga’s Wild Australia Experience tour is an exclusive behind the scenes premium tour and lets you spend up to two hours with a professional keeper. It is an exclusive journey of Australian Discovery and is perfect for visitors who are interested in Australian animals and their environment. The Zookeepers who care for the Australian animals everyday lead this tour so they have a intimate and detailed knowledge of them on these small personalized tours. The Wild Australia Experience gives you an in-depth look at unique Australian fauna and how Taronga Zoo cares for them. Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and much more. Departs: Daily at 10.15am and 1pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Guided tour, koala encounter, behind the scenes tour, interaction with native animals, morning or afternoon tea and a take home souvenir.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Thrill-seekers can challenge themselves on Taronga’s exciting treetop adventure course, Wild Ropes. With four challenging courses for over eight-year olds and a children’s course for those over three, there is something for everyone. Those looking for a more unique experience can book tour options offering intimate behind-thescenes experiences and a chance to get up close and personal with some of our unique Australian animals.

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Sydney

Cruise Like A Local

Hike the Blue Mountains

See Sydney Harbour with the largest, 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: Commissioner’s Steps, Circular Quay daily (Oct-Mar), Tue, Thu, Fri and Sun (Apr-Sep) at 12.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Lunch, beverages and on-board activities.

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

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Sydney Classic Tour

Private Sydney City Walking Tour

Illi-Langi – The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

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

The Sydney Classic is our most popular guided bike tour. It’s an easy ride through parks, along the harbour, and past all of Sydney’s iconic sites. You’ll get to ride on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and relax in one of Sydney’s oldest pubs. It is the one tour in Sydney that shows a little bit of everything. Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 10:30am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Fun knowledgeable guide, bicycle, helmet, bike bags, secure storage and a discounted electric bicycle upgrade.

Enjoy Sydney by foot and see all the icons including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, visit the art galleries 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: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Panoramic Sydney Sightseeing Tour

Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour

BridgeClimb Sydney

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

Sydney Outback offers nature, Aboriginal and coastal tours to Ku-ringgai Chase National Park, located 45 minutes north of Sydney. Enjoy a 2.5 hour scenic cruise through the National Park waterways, visit several Aboriginal art sites and admire the ocean view from West Head Lookout. Departs: Mon, Thu, Fri and Sat from 7.45am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea and a gourmet lunch.

From dawn until dusk, the view from the top is always different. Climbs are available at dawn (limited departures), during the day, twilight or night. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable, and uniquely “Sydney” experience. Departs: 3 Cumberland Street, The Rocks daily every 10 minutes from 8.30am. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Professional Climb Leader, certificate of achievement, group photo, BridgeClimb cap and ticket to the Pylon Lookout.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Sydney

Early Evening Dinner Sunset Cruise

Botany Bay & Rocks Walking Tour with Lunch Cruise

Blue Mountains High Country Eco Tour

Dine on Sydney Harbour and experience all the color of Fall/Spring Sunsets, Winter twilight or the endless days of Summer on the 5pm Sunset Dinner Cruise, including beer, wine, and soft drinks. Enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as you cruise the main harbour. Departs: Daily at 5pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Three-course contemporary Australian dining with a choice of mains, and standard beverage package. Cocktail Cruise also available.

Enjoy an afternoon tour of Botany Bay and The Rocks, two significant locations that tell the story of how modern Australia was formed and see impressive views of the city.

An early start has you heading north across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats before the park opens to the general public. Continue west to the Blue Mountains National Park and enjoy a home-prepared morning tea served in a hidden valley. Stop at Wentworth Falls and experience a short walk through bushland to witness deep gorges and stunning waterfalls. Travel to Kings Tableland before enjoying lunch in the heart of the Blue Mountains at a local café. See the Three Sisters Rock formation before witnessing the lookouts of the Jamison and Grose Valleys. Return to Sydney over the ANZAC Bridge before arriving back in the city. Departs: Daily at 7.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, experienced guide, travel in luxury vehicle, morning tea and lunch served with a complimentary beer, wine or soda.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Captain Cook Hop On Hop Off Cruise - 2 Day Pass

The Hop On Hop Off Cruise is the best introduction to Sydney Harbour. These red rocket ferries crisscross the harbour throughout the day, travelling between eight famous stops including Circular Quay, Manly, Shark Island, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. Hop-on and hop-off as you like, using one easy to follow timetable. Departs: Daily. Duration: Flexible over 2 days. Includes: Full commentary. Combines easily with attraction entry (surcharge applies).

Travel across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Milsons Point and stop for spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city skyline. Pass the Sydney Cricket Ground before arriving at La Perouse, a historical headland suburb where Captain Cook first landed in 1788. See the historical buildings and learn how the Aboriginal people were impacted. Return to The Rocks precinct and discover the birthplace of modern Australia on a guided walking tour. Wander the cobbled laneways and learn the rich history of the area from a British colony of convicts and sailors. Once the tour concludes, choose to stay and enjoy the area or return to your hotel. Departs: Daily at 12pm. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Lunch. PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Bondi Local

The Essential Sydney Tour

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

Captain Cook Dinner Cruise

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

There are awesome sightseeing and photo opportunities and all equipment is included. Tours depart daily and will pick you up from your city accommodation at 10am and drop you home around 2pm. You’re never a tourist when you’re cruising Bondi with Let’s go Surfing! Departs: Daily at 10am (excluding Dec 25, Dec 26 and Jan 1). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, touring, lunch, surf lesson and all equipment. PRICE GUIDE: $$

After lunch at the magnificent Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, see more great sights including a stop at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach before returning to your hotel. Departs: Daily at 10.30am. Duration: 5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, informative guide, travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles and café style lunch with a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink. PRICE GUIDE: $ 13


Sydney

Breakfast with the Koalas

Secret Sydney Lunch Cruise

Sydney Attractions Combination Pass

This is Sydney’s quintessential small group ‘sea & land’ experience. Explore waterside hideaways and beaches with a local guide and discover the unique culture, history and natural beauty of the amazing ‘living and working’ harbour.

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.

Enjoy a typical Aussie ‘pub lunch’ at the Watsons Bay Beach Club, one of Sydney’s favorite waterfront haunts, then walk to the Pacific Ocean cliffs for dramatic views of the city and ocean, before catching the boat to a colonial outpost for afternoon tea and lamingtons at historic Quarantine Station on North Head.

At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, embark on a journey into the underwater world of Australia’s marine life, including our brand new, interactive Great Barrier Reef exhibit featuring beautiful jellyfish, sharks, tropical fish, and turtles. Experience our Penguin Expedition, where where you can hop on a boat and ride through our King and Gentoo penguins exhibit. Inside WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, visit Australia’s iconic animals, right in the heart of the city. Walk through Australian habitats and view our koalas, kangaroos, platypuses and mammoth saltwater crocodile up close. At Madame Tussauds Sydney, join the superheroes of the Justice League and help them save the world! Wield the power of Wonder Woman’s wrist gauntlets, help Superman lift a REAL helicopter and summon Batman with the Bat Signal and power up The Flash into battle! Try the new interactive Catwalk experience and have fun in the new Party Zone. Experience Sydney from a whole new perspective, when you visit the tallest building in Sydney. Departs: Attractions open daily from 10am–5pm (WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo). 10am–6pm (SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds). 9am-9pm (Sydney Tower Eye). Duration: Varies by attraction. Includes: General admission.

A world first experience! WILD LIFE Sydney offers the unique opportunity to meet iconic Australian koalas on the rooftop areas, surrounded by gum trees and banksia, while enjoying breakfast in the bush garden setting. Departs: Daily at 7.15am. Duration: 1.45 hours. Includes: Breakfast, admission, guided tour of WILD LIFE Sydney, informative koala talk and complimentary photo. PRICE GUIDE: $

Big Bus Sydney Hop-on Hop-off

Explore Australia’s premier city with Sydney’s only hop-on hop-off tourist bus service. The open-top, double decker sightseeing buses stop at 33 locations along the Sydney and Bondi Beach routes. Both routes are included in a 1 or 2 day ticket. Departs: Daily at 8.30am (Sydney tour) and 9.30am (Bondi Beach tour). Duration: 1.5 hours - 48 hours (depending on the tour). Includes: Commentary in 8 languages, earbuds, WiFi and a guidebook. PRICE GUIDE: $

Private Charter Discovery Cruise

You’ll cruise past all of Sydney’s iconic landmarks and be awed by the opulent waterfront homes of Australia’s ‘rich & famous’, before heading to the upper reaches of the harbour where you’ll land on a secluded National Park beach for a nature walk or swim. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of penguins, seals or dolphins.

Explore Sydney Harbour ‘in style’ aboard Spectre, one of the city’s newest and most stylish high-performance sports cruisers bringing a touch of the Italian Riveria to Sydney. Featuring a retractable sunroof, dining and swimming facilities, and the ability to land right on the beach. Departs: Daily from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour on demand. Duration: 2, 3 or 4 hours. Includes: Private charter, nonalcoholic beverages, WiFi and snorkeling gear. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$ 14

This award-winning experience is also Sydney’s only Ecotourism certified boat tour. Departs: Daily (Sept-May) from Circular Quay at 12.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Harbour cruise, waterfront restaurant lunch, beverages and afternoon tea.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Sydney

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

The Sydney Opera House Tour

Opera Australia presents La Traviata, the story that inspired Moulin Rouge. Arrive at 5pm to enjoy drinks or dinner at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on-site. Then take your seats in the comfortable grandstand to enjoy “a ravishing visual spectacle” (Huffington Post). Departs: Seasonal. Duration: 2.35 hours. Includes: Performance ticket. Ask about opera performances at the iconic Sydney Opera House during the rest of the year.

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

The Backstage Tour

The Tour & Tasting Plate

Uncover the mysteries of the backstage world. Get ready to see firsthand what it’s like in the orchestra pit, explore inside a dressing room and hear insider stories and secrets from your tour guide. Complete the experience with a hot breakfast hosted by your guide in the Green Room, the exclusive domain of our crew and performers. Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours. Includes: Breakfast.

Explore the secrets of The Opera House and sample the best of local dining – all on sparkling Sydney Harbour. Designed to share between two people, the Tasting Plate includes a chef’s selection of gourmet hot and cold menu items. Enjoy relaxing after your tour, perched beside the most famous Sails in the world. Departs: Daily from 9am with dining from 11am-8.30pm. Duration: Approx. 2 hours. Includes: Shared tasting plate and tour.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Tour & Dinner Gold & Silver Packages

Tour and Dine Opera Bar

The Silver Package: A guided VIP evening tour, two-course pretheater menu with paired wines at Portside restaurant. The Gold Package: A guided VIP evening tour, indulging in a two-course pretheater menu with paired wines at Bennelong restaurant, headed by one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, Peter Gilmore. Departs: Daily at 4pm. Duration: Approx. 3 hours. Includes: Meet and greet at Stage Door, guided tour and dinner. Ask us about adding on a performance.

After partaking in a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed building, indulge like a local Sydneysider with a choice of Australian inspired mains at Opera Bar with some of the best harbor views in Sydney, offering alfresco and indoor seating. Departs: Daily from 9am with dining from 11.30am-6.30pm. Duration: Approx 2 hours. Includes: Main meal and tour.

PRICE GUIDE: $-$$

PRICE GUIDE: $

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

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Beyond Sydney

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

LUXE

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

LUXE

Welcome to

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

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

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

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

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

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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


Beyond Sydney

Spicers Vineyards Estate

Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island

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.

Refreshingly off the radar, the newly refurbished Capella is Lord Howe’s premium luxury retreat. Combining contemporary design with glorious natural surroundings, Capella’s relaxed aesthetic lets the true stars shine: views of the ocean and Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. Nine suites welcome the outside in and feature custom furnishings, island-themed artworks and private decks, many with plunge spas to create a sense of barefoot luxury. Fine dining is a highlight and menus champion a bounty of local seafood and fresh regional produce. The World Heritage-listed site is a paradise of rainforests and beaches and recreations span mountain walks and exploration of the world’s southernmost coral reef. Overlooking swaying Kentia palms, the petite Capella Spa encourages dreamy surrender to island-inspired treatments.

LUXE

A luxuriously appointed estate set amongst rolling vineyards and native bush land, just two hours’ drive from Sydney makes a great base to explore the oldest wine region of Australia. Nestled on the property’s private eight-acre vineyard are 12 luxuriously appointed suites and a private four-bedroom house. Interiors feature restful king beds, ensuite spa baths, open fireplaces and signature amenities, creating a great space to relax, unwind and delight in the moment. Whether it be a boutique winery tour, a gourmet cheese and wine experience, or tranquil day spa to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul, the intimate and private nature of the property provides an unforgettable taste of Hunter Valley wine country hospitality. Includes: Breakfast daily. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Hunter Valley Resort

The Hunter Valley is within easy reach of Sydney, just two hours’ drive north from Sydney or accessible by rail on the Wine train. The resort features a brewhouse, winery, wine school, horse riding, Segway experiences, candy making classes, Hunter Wine Theatre, cooking school, massage center, plus a range of recently refurbished four-star rooms and cottages. The region offers golf courses, the Hunter Valley Gardens, hot air balloon rides, cheese and chocolate factories, over 140 wineries and many other attractions.

Visit one of the many nearby world-renowned beaches. Relax on the beach or take part in one of the many activities that Byron is so well known for, such as surfing, kayaking with dolphins or whale watching. Relax your body and mind with daily complimentary yoga classes. Immerse yourself in the outdoors with endless walks through the rainforest or take a guided walk with the Ranger and learn about the history of the rainforest and its unique eco system (you might meet a wallaby on your walk). Unwind poolside with signature cocktails and enjoy delicious snacks whilst lounging on the beautiful daybeds. Includes: Breakfast daily, WiFi and yoga on the resort veranda overlooking the pool.

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.

Includes: Vineyard inspection, wine tasting, entry to the Wine Theatre and a discount voucher for on-site activities. STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Cairns & Northern Beaches

Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel

Pacific Hotel Cairns

Welcome to

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

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Vision Apartments Cairns

Opened in November 2019, Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel, is modern, innovative and has a true appreciation for all the arts. Positioned in the heart of the Cairns city, Bailey, is just a short stroll from the Cairns Esplanade boardwalk, lagoon and the Great Barrier Reef departure terminal. Staying with Bailey, you’ll find artwork from across Australia displayed in and around the hotel, as well as art events for all guests to enjoy. With 217 spacious rooms filled with design details that will appeal to your inner artist, you’ll be sure to leave enchanted and enriched. Bailey boasts state of the art technology and each room has an Apple iPad control center, Staycast by Google for video streaming, access to hundreds of complimentary movies, Nespresso machines (naturally with recyclable pods) and fast and free WiFi. Bailey is a food lovers haven with an enviable selection of stunning onsite restaurants designed to cater to any mood or occasion. Transport your taste buds to the rugged Australian outback at CC’s Bar and Grill or celebrate the best of Australian heritage with a nostalgic feast at the Milk Bar. Complimentary parking and a 24-hour fitness center is available for guests. Sea Turtle. Tourism Port Douglas & Daintree

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DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Perfectly positioned on the Esplanade in the heart of Cairns, Vision Apartments overlook Trinity Inlet and the Coral Sea. The resort features two swimming pools, gymnasium and a Sauna. Offering spacious two and three-bedroom fully self-contained apartments and 4-bedroom penthouses, Vision is perfectly located within a few minutes’ walk along the boardwalk to Cairns attractions, shops and restaurants. Each spacious air-conditioned apartment has open plan living with floor to ceiling glass sliding doors to a large private balcony/patio offering alfresco dining with views of the Mountain Ranges, Coral Sea or Cairns Esplanade.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$


Cairns & Northern Beaches

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

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

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

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

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

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

For sweeping views and an atmosphere not to be missed, head to Rocco. Perfect for balmy nights, Rocco is perched 138 feet above sea level and offers share style food inspired by the Mediterranean along with a stellar Champagne menu, second to none. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$ 21


Cairns & Northern Beaches

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

The Reef Retreat

The only private beach resort and spa of its kind in the region, Kewarra Beach is a boutique resort just 20 minutes’ drive from Cairns Airport and five minutes’ from Palm Cove. Environmentally sensitive with exceptional attention to service, this secluded hideaway is set on 33 acres of lush rainforest, with two tropical pools (one of which is heated during winter) and located on its own beach. Superb cuisine can be found at Paperbark and there is seasonal dining on the beach at ‘The Shack’. The Resort is also home to the Kewarra Beach Spa offering a wide range of luxurious treatments. Detached secluded suites and bungalows are nestled in the rainforest or beachfront. There is no road to cross from the rainforest to the beach. This is a rich habitat, home to an abundance of native wildlife. Tours in the region pick up and drop off at the Resort.

Centrally located in the heart of Cairns, the newly refurbished Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort is situated on six acres of tropical gardens and boasts a stunning 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.

An intimate resort with unique character set within rainforest gardens, positioned just behind palm fringed Palm Cove Beach. The 36 spacious studios, suites and apartments come complete with kitchenettes and living areas opening to balconies which are perfect for outdoor dining. The Reef Retreat has a tranquil heated pool and spa and tropical gardens where guests can relax surrounded by majestic paper bark trees, palms, exotic plants and birds. Enjoy the seclusion of this rainforest setting just 150 feet from the beach and restaurants.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa

Paradise on the Beach

Bay Village Tropical Retreat & Apartments

The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa is ideally located on the palmfringed beach in the heart of Palm Cove, North Queensland. A tranquil beachside village with pristine sandy beaches and stunning views overlooking the Coral Sea. Return to a time of gracious hospitality, rich history and total relaxation at Reef House. As an exclusive guest of Reef House and in the spirit of Brigadier Thomson, the hotel extends a variety of complimentary luxury services and guest offerings. Relax by the adults only pool, enjoy daily punch and canapés, begin a “chit’ at the honesty bar, attend wellness classes or borrow bicycles and explore Palm Cove at your leisure.

Ideally located in the center of the Palm Cove Esplanade and directly across from the lifeguard patrolled beach, Paradise on the Beach is a boutique resort featuring a relaxed décor creating an ambience of casual tropical living. Enjoy the best of Palm Cove just yards from the front door, with boutique shops, day spas, cafés and award-winning restaurants close by. The air-conditioned studio and one-bedroom apartments are well appointed and spacious, featuring kitchenettes, dining areas and private balconies that overlook the large resort pool, tropical gardens or beach. Complimentary WiFi, cable HDTV and underground parking are included. There is lift access to most floors and a laundry available for guests during their stay. Paradise on the Beach is the perfect place for a tropical, beachside vacation.

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

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Port Douglas

Villa San Michele

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Welcome to

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

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas

Award-winning Peninsula Boutique Hotel is ideally positioned overlooking Four Mile Beach and the Coral Sea. A tranquil adult only oasis within a minute’s walk of the town center, shopping and restaurants. Spacious one-bedroom suites include a kitchenette and a large private balcony with ocean or pool views. Enjoy friendly service and hospitality that the Peninsula is renowned for. Facilities include a licensed restaurant and bar, daily room servicing, free laundry facilities, complimentary beach sun lounge hire.

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Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family owned beachfront eco retreat in Tropical North Queensland between Cairns and Port Douglas. Spacious eco-designed tree house-style bungalows offer a peaceful sanctuary for families, couples and small groups. Popular with nature loving travelers, Thala’s native forest provides a habitat for a thriving population of wallabies and hundreds of bird and butterfly species. Guests enjoy complimentary guided walks and talks with knowledgeable on-site rangers or explore independently via Thala’s network of forest trails. Sitting atop a beachfront headland with breathtaking ocean and mountain views, pavilion-style Osprey’s Restaurant features modern Australian cuisine high above the treetops. Thala is positioned within easy reach of two UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Daintree Rainforest, with regional day tours picking up and dropping off direct from reception. Magical moments are created at Thala Beach Nature Reserve. A feeling of unspoiled wilderness sets the ambience; yet it is only 15 minutes into the center of Port Douglas. A special combination of beauty, wilderness and seclusion awaits you.

Includes: Breakfast daily, complimentary WiFi and bicycle hire.

Includes: Daily scheduled guided tours, star gazing, weekly evening presentations and buggy transfers around the property.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

Sailaway Low Isles

Daintree Wanderer Small Group Eco Tour

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

Sailaway, a sailing and snorkeling specialist, is known to be one of Australia’s leading Eco Tourism companies, Nationally Awarded for best practices and sustainability.

Join a small group tour and travel 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’.

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments is just a few minutes’ walk to the heart of Port Douglas, Macrossan Street, where guests can enjoy a range of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, boutique shops, lively bars and cozy cafés.

Enjoy a unique experience of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkeling and sailing cruise to Low Isles, a Coral Cay Island. Relax on the white sandy beach, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Expert Marine biologist will guide a snorkel tour. Take a trip on the glass bottom boat and explore with an Island Heritage Walk. Enjoy delicious food and pure sailing on a luxury catamaran. Focusing on small groups of likeminded guests. Departs: Port Douglas daily at 8.30am & 1pm. Duration: Full day 7.5 hours & afternoon/sunset sailing, 5.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, delicious food, guided snorkel tour and equipment and glass-bottom boat tour with reef interpretation.

Enjoy a private rainforest walk to look for rainforest lizards, birds, butterflies and perhaps even marsupials before visiting 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, glass of wine or soft drink.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Brett’s Outback Tasting Adventures

Sailaway Outer Reef

Hartley’s Breakfast with the Koalas

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

Refreshingly different, this is the perfect snorkeling and sailing adventure for a conservation minded visitor and ideally suited to those who can swim and have a spirit of fun and adventure. Discerning guests can enjoy an inspiring full day experience to the stunning Coral Cays on the Great Barrier Reef in the most sustainable way! An Eco Adventure on the Wild Side! Tailored for small groups with expert marine biologists who share their passion and knowledge of the reef. Luxury sailing and first-class service. Departs: Port Douglas daily from 8am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, guided snorkel tour, use of snorkeling equipment and glass-bottom boat viewing with reef interpretation.

Start your day with a delicious Aussie breakfast in the company of an adorable koala and their keeper at the award-winning Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Your breakfast venue, ‘Lilies Restaurant’, overlooks the picturesque Hartley’s Lagoon surrounded by the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. In addition to breakfast, your tour includes access to Hartley’s extensive wildlife park with kangaroos, wallabies, cassowaries, emus, water birds, reptiles and more; a crocodile spotting boat cruise on Hartley’s Lagoon, wildlife presentations including crocodile feeding shows, cassowary feeding and a photo with a Koala opportunity (additional cost). An experienced keeper will provide you with an exclusive photo opportunity with one of Hartley’s friendly parrots to make your day even more memorable. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8.30am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, breakfast and select wildlife activities.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Ocean Freedom – Personal Great Barrier Reef Tour

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

Harbour & Dinner Cruise

Daintree Dreaming inc. Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk

Kuranda, Scenic Rail & Skyrail

Experience the region’s rich Aboriginal history and culture. Explore the natural beauty of the rainforest and discover an ancient culture. With spear in hand learn the traditional hunting and gathering techniques on a two-hour coastal walk as you track and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels along the beach and through the mangroves. Enjoy home-made damper and a taste of what is caught. Dine on a delicious lunch before a 1.5-hour walk, where your experienced Aboriginal guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food and traditions like making bush soaps and ochre paint. The walk meanders through stunning rainforest while your guide provides an enchanting narrative of the Rainforest and the Kuku Yalanji’s special relationship with this unique environment. Departs: Cairns and Port Douglas daily from 7.30 am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea and lunch. This tour can be booked as a private tour. PRICE GUIDE: $

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

Outer Reef Dive and Snorkel Make your visit to Kuranda a memorable one from start to finish. The Kuranda Boarding Pass allows your driver to check you in, avoiding the ticketing lines at the station and offering you pre-allocated preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Purchase a light breakfast or explore the souvenir shop and museum at Freshwater Station before boarding the Kuranda Scenic Railway.

PRICE GUIDE: $

Great Barrier Reef in Style

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

The TUSA Dive day tour will take you to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel and dive. With a selection of 16 reef sites, you will visit the best two for the day’s conditions. Reef sites include vast coral gardens, caverns, walls and isolated pinnacles, all teeming with marine biodiversity. The 82-foot TUSA 6 is one of Cairns’ newest reef vessels, providing the latest technology and comfort on board. At the reef, platforms lower into the water so you can glide right in. Dive or snorkel with your buddy or join a guided tour. Up to three certified dives and two introductory dives are available for an additional cost. Departs: Cairns Jetty daily at 8am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, snorkel and dive equipment, wetsuits or lycra skins, dive guides, guided snorkel tour, hot showers, and marine park entry fees. PRICE GUIDE: $

Your journey takes you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views. Stop at Barron Gorge to view the falls before arriving at Freshwater Station. There is free time to explore the village and your Kuranda Boarding Pass also offers discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions. Experience World Heritage rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway taking you over and through the Barron Gorge National Park, with stops at Red Peak and Barron Falls Stations. Enjoy a Ranger guided boardwalk and visit the Interpretation Centre. A hostess will meet you at Smithfield to assist with your return coach transfer to your accommodation. Alternatively, combine this tour with either the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park or Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure Park. Departs: Cairns and Palm Cove daily from 8am. Duration: 10-11 hours depending on option selected. Includes: Kuranda Scenic Rail, free time in Kuranda, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Hotel transfers. This tour can be booked as a private tour. PRICE GUIDE: $ 25


Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Quicksilver Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Frankland Islands Reef Cruises

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Join an exclusive tour to the Great Barrier Reef with Frankland Islands Reef Cruises, the only cruise operator that visits this pristine location. Travel by coach to your embarkation point and enjoy a calm-water river cruise as you make your way to the stunning Frankland Islands. Snorkel amongst corals directly from the white sand beach or see the reef without getting wet from the semi-submersible boat. Join the marine biologist for an informative island walk to see the unique flora and fauna. All activities are guided by the friendly and experienced crew ensuring you will see a variety of marine life including colorful corals and reef fish. Options such as diving and stand-up paddleboards are available as well. Departs: Select Cairns & Palm Cove hotels daily from 7am. Duration: 9.5 hours. Includes: Hotel Transfers, snorkeling equipment, semi-submersible boat tour, morning and afternoon tea and a tropical buffet lunch.

Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts. Learn how to throw a boomerang and spear and how to play a Didgeridoo, gain an understanding into bush foods and hunting techniques and see live performances. Departs: Daily from Cairns & Northern Beaches from 8am (except Dec 25). Duration: 5-6 hours. Includes: Transfers and admission. Nightfire by Tjapuaki option available including buffet dinner and performance.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Expeditions

3-7 days

Liveaboard Diving

3 days

For the experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver, Australia’s most awarded Great Barrier Reef operator, will take you to the renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef showcasing wonderful coral formations, myriad of colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility. You will cruise aboard a high-speed wave-piercing catamaran in airconditioned comfort to the outer reef. 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 or from the underwater observatory, see the unique fish feeding display, or snorkel and dive in the beautiful coral gardens. Optional activities available include introductory and certified scuba diving, Oceanwalker helmet diving, guided snorkel tours with a marine biologist or a scenic helicopter flights. Quicksilver is Advanced Ecotourism Accredited. Departs: Cairns & Northern Beaches from 8am, Port Douglas at 10am daily. Duration: Up to 10 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch, marine biologist reef presentation, snorkel equipment, fish and coral viewing, semi-submersible coral viewing tour, fish feeding presentation, access to the underwater observatory.

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Select from three to seven-day expeditions that promises 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 3,000 foot walls of the Coral Sea reefs. Equipped with all the modern comforts, the 125 foot vessel ‘Spirit of Freedom’, provides three decks of living space, spacious cabins, professional dive service and gourmet meals. A scenic flight between Lizard Island and Cairns is included on the three and four day tours. Departs: Cairns Mon at 12 noon (3-7 day options) and Thu at 8.30am (4 day option). Duration: 3-7 days. Includes: Hotel transfers, ensuite cabin with daily service, chef prepared gourmet meals, all standard dives, Australian wines and soft drinks with evening meals and flight to/from Lizard Island on the 3 and 4 day options.

Dive the Great Barrier Reef with Pro Dive Cairns, Australia’s premier PADI dive school and leading liveaboard dive trip operator. For certified divers and snorkelers, this two-night trip offers outstanding experiences and value. Participate in up to nine day dives and two night dives as well as 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. Stay aboard a multi-million-dollar dive boat in air-conditioned comfort with a maximum of 32 passengers. Diving with Nitrox gas is also available. Departs: Cairns Wed-Mon at 7am. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, meals, two nights twin share or double accommodation on board vessel, bed linen, prescription masks if needed, wetsuit, dive and snorkel equipment and dive insurance.

Price per person twin share, from: 1,875

Price per person twin share, from: 519

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Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Flames of the Forest Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Zootastic 5

Explore Australia’s only rainforest dining experience in Port Douglas! Feast on a sumptuous tropical menu amidst the candle lit rainforest whilst being inspired by two local indigenous brothers sharing their ancient, spiritual and mystical culture with you through storytelling, didgeridoo and song. Departs: Cairns 6pm (Tue & Thu), Palm Cove 6.45pm & Port Douglas 7pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, pre-dinner drinks (beer & wine), canapés and banquet.

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, cassowary feeding, holding a python or a lizard, feeding an Australian native parrot, meeting and patting a wombat and feeding kangaroos and wallabies. Departs: Cairns daily at 9.30am and 1.30pm. Duration: 1 hour. Includes: Hotel transfers and park activities. Maximum 6 guests and minimum age is 10.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Jungle Surfing

Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Mossman Gorge

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 a 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.

Explore the oldest rainforest in the world in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks, from a custom-built vehicle. Includes a guided walk at Mossman Gorge and cruise on the Daintree River. Enjoy lunch, followed by a walk on beautiful Cape Tribulation Beach. Departs: Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas daily from 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and refreshments. This tour can be booked as a private tour.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

PRICE GUIDE: $

Dreamtime Gorge Walk

Aquarium by Night

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 learn about their culture. Departs: Port Douglas daily from 9am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, Dreamtime Gorge Walk, experienced Indigenous guide and bush tea with damper.

Explore the Cairns Aquarium after dark! Discover the nocturnal behaviors of aquatic life in reefs, rivers, rainforest and mangroves. With a welcome drink and canapés in hand, an ecologist guide will personally take you through the unique ecosystems of Tropical North Queensland. Complete your evening with a gourmet dinner and dessert at Dundee’s while enjoying a stunning sea life backdrop. Departs: Daily at 6.30pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Admission and dinner.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

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

Over thirty years ago, the founders of Coral Expeditions launched their expedition cruises on the Great Barrier Reef. With a belief in the concept of eco-cruising, and a commitment to providing a first-class adventure, they have refined our expedition to highlight the most remarkable places in this World Heritage-listed area.

Mangrove forests, fringing reefs, and wide sandy beaches are a stunning backdrop as you get to know the stories and wildlife of this incredible region.

Sailing from their home port of Cairns, the small-ship cruise takes you to exclusive moorings, deserted coral cays, and rainforest trails. With the assistance of Marine Biologists and trip leaders, you will gain a new appreciation of this unique ecosystem, where the rainforest meets the reef.

Expedition Highlights:

The bespoke expedition vessel Coral Expeditions II takes a maximum of 42 guests in relaxed comfort on yearround 3-, 4- or 7-night expeditions.

• Hike-up Cook’s Look on Lizard Island and take in a bird’s-eye view over the northern reef.

All meals, chef-prepared on board 24-hour coffee and selection of teas

The Reef: A Natural Wonder

• Snorkeling and diving over the coral gardens of the remote outer Ribbon Reefs.

Post cruise transfer to Cairns city locations or

The Great Barrier Reef is acknowledged as one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Over 2,900 individual reef systems and 900 islands stretch over 1,429 miles to create the largest living thing on earth that is visible from space.

• Sunset drinks and canapés on secluded beaches.

• Visit stunning Fitzroy Island and the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

Covering more than 95,676 square miles, the reef structure is created by billions of tiny organisms, called coral polyps. It supports a wide variety of life, including rainbows of reef fish, gardens of Alcyonacea, and Giant Clams.

• Enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour through mangroves of the Hinchinbrook Channel.

Venturing beyond the reach of day trips, the expeditions travel north to secluded Lizard Island, and exclusive outer reef mooring sites at the Ribbon Reefs and Escape Reef. Snorkeling, diving, and glass bottom boat tours allow you to experience the colors and vibrant life of the reef in all its magnificence.

• Experience the rainforest ecosystem with a guided walk on Dunk Island (subject to change).

Rainforested Islands

• Learn about the history, culture and wildlife of the region.

The North Queensland coastline is scattered with islands, large and small, that provide the perfect complement to the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Many of the islands were part of the mainland thousands of years ago and are covered with the lush rainforest of the Wet Tropics. This is some of the most diverse rainforest in the world.

• Get a close-up view of marine wildlife with our resident Marine Biologist.

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Includes Use of the glass-bottom boat and Zodiac tender vessels Daily lectures and briefings Snorkeling and introductory scuba session

Cairns Airport All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports* The three-night cruise departs Cairns every Friday and the four night cruise departs Monday. The sevennight cruise is a combination of both, departing Friday or Monday. *Please be advised a Government Environmental Management charge of AU$19.50 per person will need to be paid by all passengers on our Great Barrier Reef cruise.

FROM $1,480 per person based on double occupancy


Beyond Cairns

Silky Oaks Lodge

Mount Mulligan Lodge

Welcome to

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

Surrender yourself to the untamed and rugged Queensland outback through a captivating landscape with an indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. Located 93-miles north-west of Cairns, this expansive property bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush and in its current operation, as a working cattle station, the pastoral history of Australia. Ensuring an intimate escape, the lodge accommodates 16 guests and features three different room types, a beautifully designed main pavilion for meals and relaxation, an infinity pool and sunset bar. Each guest room at Mount Mulligan Lodge is assigned its own electric buggy to explore the property with ease. Transfers to the property by 4WD or helicopter from Cairns. Includes: All meals, select non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and a daily guided ATV tour. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat Set among the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree Rainforest and along the banks of the gently flowing Mossman River, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish tropical rainforest escape. Private treehouse-style suites invite luxurious retreat complete with contemporary furnishings and generous balcony with hammock ready to sway in the afternoon breeze. Dining in the open-air Treehouse Restaurant welcomes the sights and sounds of the rainforest, creating an extraordinary backdrop for fine cuisine in a contemporary Australian style. Situated among Tropical North Queensland’s world-renowned natural attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, activities include guided walks, swimming in the river and relaxing in the Healing Waters Spa. Includes: Tropical breakfast, signature evening drinks and canapés, dinner with inspired daily menu matched with selected premium wines, selected in-suite bar, guided rainforest walk, morning yoga class and one return scheduled shuttle to Port Douglas per day.

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

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Lizard Island

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Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Welcome to

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

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

Bedarra Island Resort

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Inclusions: All gourmet meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (including Champagne and cocktails), unlimited Island activities including sea kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling and fishing equipment, use of motorized guest dinghies, gourmet picnic hampers, tennis and self guided rainforest walks.

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Includes: Breakfast daily.

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When you simply do not wish to be found, and you need to escape and unwind, there is no better place to disappear than Bedarra. An all-inclusive, private, tropical haven, Bedarra is Australia’s most unique resorts - and the ultimate in barefoot luxury. Ten private villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, offer solitude, privacy and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Accommodating a maximum of 18 guests, you are guaranteed a sanctuary of seclusion and solace.

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

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Wilson Island

Surrounded only by pristine white beaches and crystal blue seas, the picturesque and remote Wilson Island on the Great Barrier Reef reopened for overnight guests in November 2019. Wilson Island covers 5.24 acres of seclusion in a setting of unrivalled natural beauty. Hosting only 18 guests at one time, the Island offers nine designer inspired tents for overnight stays, complimented with an island host catering to all the culinary and service needs of guests. The eco-friendly island is powered only by battery or solar, and due to its secluded location, there is no WiFi available on Wilson Island, allowing guests to switch off from the outside world and truly feel at one with nature.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


Great Barrier Reef

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort welcomes guests to a new era of immersive luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled at the northernmost point of Australia’s Whitsunday archipelago, discover a world of breathtaking natural beauty, iconic island experiences and sacred moments of connection with your family, friends and yourself. Australia’s most iconic private island resort redefines luxury island living with 168 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. From the moment your feet hit the sand, you’ll discover unforgettable island experiences where exploring the world-famous Heart Reef by air, turquoise swirls of Whitehaven Beach by boat or remote rainforest mountains by foot is just the beginning. Embark on a culinary adventure with five new restaurants and bars designed to delight the senses and fuel the soul, boasting a diverse selection of cuisine to suite every palette from modern Asian-infused

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menus to family-friendly Italian cuisine, spectacular seafood delicacies to poolside cocktails. Seeking something deeper, Hayman Spa will inspire you to leave the world behind and immerse you in one-ofa-kind treatments, wellness philosophies and luxurious products that will renew your body and mind. While the little ones will discover their own island paradise in our world-class kid’s club. Blending fun and nature to create a collection of entertaining experiences and adventures connecting them to the island wonders that surround them. An awe-inspiring collection of event and wedding venues completes the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort life. Providing an idyllic setting for truly memorable meetings, incentives and special celebrations. Be one of the first to experience the reimagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and discover a place of visual and visceral beauty so deep, it will leave you feeling transformed. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$ 31


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qualia, Hamilton Island

Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is nestled in the most pristine and secluded position on the island. It’s a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. The resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalized intuitive service. qualia’s sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. Here, you can feel time unravel however you choose. Facilities include two serene pools, library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness center. Guests also have their own two-seater golf buggy, allowing the rest of the Island to be explored at a leisurely pace. For a truly memorable experience step inside Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. Spa qualia is an 32

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

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Great Barrier Reef

Daydream Island Resort

Cruise Whitsundays Reefsuites

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Daydream Island Resort has re-opened after an extensive $100-million dollar redevelopment and has many new features including 277 refurbished rooms and suites, an expanded food and beverage offering and a revitalized pool landscape.

Reefsuites is Australia’s first underwater accommodation on the world’s most beautiful reef. With just two rooms, this is a truly unique and intimate experience providing guests with front row seats to the dazzling underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

As the beating heart of the island, the Living Reef wraps around the central resort building, holding over 100 unique species of marine fish and 80 species of coral. With group tours, hands on experiences and resident marine biologists, the Living Reef provides a strong educational program on the protection and conservation of the area’s native coral and marine life.

Each private Reefsuite showcases spectacular panoramic views of the reef’s marine life, including tropical fish, turtles and manta rays. Guests can choose between premium king or twin single accommodation below sea level, complete with private glass ensuite.

Lady Elliot is a true coral cay island located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, 50-miles north-east of Bundaberg. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’, the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life. Lady Elliot Island is regarded as one of the best diving and snorkeling locations on the Great Barrier Reef and is renowned for an abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef. Enjoy a day trip or stay for a few nights to explore this incredible marine ecosystem. Scenic flights to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast or Bundaberg.

Daydream Island, a perfect location for families and couples.

Includes: All meals, morning and afternoon tea, select, beverages including beer, wine and soft drinks and activities whilst on board including a private guided snorkeling tour.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Heron Island

Reefsleep

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

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

This two-day, overnight adventure offers an opportunity to spend a night sleeping under the stars at the outer Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a night out like no other - just you, millions of stars, and your private stretch of the Great Barrier Reef. Prepare yourself for an intimate and totally unique experience that will stay with you forever. Departs: Daily at 8am (Airlie Beach), 7.50am (Daydream Island) & 9am (Hamilton Island).

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

Includes: All meals, morning and afternoon tea, use of snorkeling equipment including wet suits and stinger suits, semi-submarine guided tour and access to the underwater observatory.

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Palm Bungalows, Hamilton Island

Whitsunday & Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruise

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

See the best of the Whitsunday Islands National Park on this half day cruise. Journey across broad Whitsunday Passage and into this amazing tropical paradise, a scenic sequence of remote waterways and hidden bays. On the southern shores of Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 Whitsunday isles, the crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand of the world famous Whitehaven Beach stretch for over four miles. Wander along the sand, hike the short Solway Circuit for some show-stopping views, or cool off in the gently lapping water before your return cruise. Departs: Daily at 7.15am & 12pm (Airlie Beach), 7.50am & 12.35pm (Daydream Island) and 8.20am & 1.10pm (Hamilton Island). Duration: Approx 5 hours. Includes: Morning or afternoon tea.

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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Whitehaven Beach Hill Inlet & Lookout

Great Barrier Reef Adventures

This is the ultimate Whitehaven Beach experience, featuring a visit to the stunning Hill Inlet Lookout offering spectacular views of the moving sands and waters of Hill Inlet with Whitehaven Beach in the background. Cruise to Whitehaven Beach in a large air-conditioned catamaran where upon arrival, a small water taxi will take you to the beach’s northern end for a leisurely guided hike to Hill Inlet. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim or relax on the sand, or tackle the easy-going Solway Circuit walk to impressive Solway Passage lookout and secluded Chance Bay. A delicious gourmet burger is waiting for you back on the Whitehaven sand. Departs: Daily at 7.15am (Airlie Beach), 7.50am (Day Dream Island) & 8.20am (Hamiltion Island). Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

When you first see the color of the water of the Great Barrier Reef, it will take your breath away, but dive below the tranquil surface and another world will greet you, teeming with bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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The ultimate full-day reef adventure, you’ll start by cruising through the Whitsunday Islands until you reach the pontoon at spectacular Hardy Reef. There, you will plunge right into the World Heritagelisted, wonder with snorkeling, optional scuba diving, an underwater observatory and semi-submarine guided tours. Departs: Daily at 8am (Airlie Beach), 7.50am (Daydream Island) & 9am (Hamilton Island). Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Morning and afternoon tea, lunch, snorkeling equipment and wetsuits.

Whitehaven Beach. Jason Hill, Tourism & Events Queensland


Brisbane & South East Queensland

The Calile Hotel Brisbane

Spicers Hidden Vale

Escape to an urban resort in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The breezy suites are lit with abundance of natural light and offer city or pool view rooms. Each room is designed with the guest experience in mind, with most offering a balcony or terrace and all feature Chromecast and Bluetooth sound bar automated blackout blinds, Grown Alchemist bathroom amenities, a locally curated mini-bar, 55-inch UHD television and complimentary WiFi.

Located just one-hour from Brisbane, Spicers Hidden Vale offers space to relax, space to listen, and embark on an adventure amongst the abundant wildlife. Set on a 12,000-acre working farm, this Australian Homestead from a bygone era combines the style and comfort of a luxury retreat with the warmest of country welcomes.

Welcome to

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

Relax with a cocktail in a poolside cabana or unwind at the Lobby Bar, where travelers and locals converge. Hellenika Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers guest authentic Greek fare in a sophisticated poolside setting with a big taverna heart. Just outside the hotel, you will find yourself in the heart of James Street, a lush lifestyle mecca of shopping, dining and design. Venture further afield to visit art galleries, museums, South Bank and the city center, all within a 10-minute drive.

Make the most of the many on-site experiences including the new Wildlife Tour and Koala Safari, mountain biking, 4WD polaris tours, guided nature walks, archery, market garden tours, tennis, an animal nursery visit 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. Includes: Gourmet à la carte breakfast daily, complimentary WiFi and parking.

Gold Coast, Queensland. Tourism Australia

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$ 35


Brisbane & South East Queensland

Spicers Peak Lodge

LUXE

Spicers Balfour Hotel

Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane

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

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. Includes: Breakfast daily, arrival lunch, pre-dinner canapés and cocktails, evening tasting menu and select activities.

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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NEXT Hotel ® Brisbane

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast Enjoy shaded courtyards, modern inner-city suites, a gourmet restaurant, a rooftop bar and friendly, personal service with the feeling of relaxed luxury. Crafted by a leading design team, the luxuriously distinctive style of this chic hotel is both unique and welcoming. The Balfour Kitchen is an intimate neighborhood restaurant where guests can dine inside or enjoy the alfresco experience of a classic wrap-around veranda and intimate courtyard screen by Frangipani trees.

Located in the heart of Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, NEXT Hotel® Brisbane is reinventing 4.5-star hotels with state of the art technology and unique inclusions for every guest. An oasis in the heart of the city center, NEXT Hotel® offers a stylish Pool Terrace & Bar as well as its own Lennon’s Restaurant and Bar. Includes: Unlimited WiFi (no data download or device limits), four complimentary mini-bar items per day, complimentary local calls via the Samsung S7 Smart Phone which you can utilize outside of the hotel as a personal hotspot, complimentary movies, NEXT Lounge access, 24-hour gymnasium and valet parking.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $ 36

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.

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $


Brisbane & South East Queensland

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island

Tangalooma Island Resort, Moreton Island

Scenic Rim Trail

If you travel in search of five-star outdoor experiences, memories that last a lifetime, and the ultimate Australian adventure, you’ll find it all on Fraser Island!

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

Experience the wonder and drama of Queensland’s High Country with a stunning two-day/two-night discovery of the Scenic Rim. This spectacular guided walk explores the rich history of Australia’s ancient Scenic Rim by day, with the acclaimed luxury and hospitality of Spicers Retreats by night.

Kingfisher Bay Resort is an award-winning eco resort nestled on the western bay of Fraser Island, giving guests an immersive nature experience in comfort and style. The resort provides easy access to the island’s iconic sites, ranger-guided activities, and has a wide range of dining and accommodation options. Immerse yourself in nature in a Standard Room or enjoy the views from a Bay Room. For additional space, the resort offers One, Two or Three-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Exploring the local food is part of the vacation experience. The chefs at Kingfisher Bay Resort draw their inspiration from the island’s traditional owners – the Butchulla people – and turn out exquisite dishes that reflect the Aussie bush heritage with a hint of Fraser Island on the plate. Select from Seabelle Restaurant, Sand & Wood or the casual Sand Bar bistro. Upgrade to the Fraser Island Adventure package offering the perfect opportunity to stay and explore and includes return ferry transfers, daily buffet breakfast and a full day 4WD Beauty Spots Island tour. Book a twonight whale watching package (Aug-Oct) and you will receive a bonus third night. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

The highlight of your visit is the opportunity to closely interact with nature. Each evening, a pod of wild Bottlenose dolphins visit the resort, with guests allowed to wade into the water to hand feed one of these beautiful creatures – a truly unforgettable experience. The resort also offers whale watching cruises (Jun-Oct) and the Marine Discovery Cruise which visits the bay in search of all the varied marine creatures; including dolphins, turtles, dugongs and more. Try the exhilarating sport of sand tobogganing on the Desert Safari tour, snorkel the Tangalooma Wrecks, go on an ATV quad bike tour, parasail or take in a scenic helicopter flight. The resort boasts eight accommodation options from hotel rooms through to luxury apartments, all with easy access to the beach. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset or dinner at the Fire & Stone Restaurant on South East Queensland’s most exciting island destination.

2 days

Based at the stunning Spicers Canopy, guests are guided through two days and nights of exploration and adventure in World Heritage-listed wilderness and private nature refuges. Featuring in-depth interpretation, the Scenic Rim Trail is so much more than just a walk. Spicers Canopy is a stunning glamping tent site only 90-minutes from Brisbane, set deep within a 5,000-acre private nature refuge. With the mountain range as your backdrop and walking trails at your feet you will be in awe from the moment you arrive. As a guest of Spicers Retreats, you can expect exceptional Spicers service, food and beverages and accommodation , so all you need to do is relax and enjoy after a day’s exploration. Departs: Fri (Mar-Nov). Duration: 2 days/2 nights. Includes: Two nights at Spicers Canopy, all meals, beverages, select hiking gear and guide.

Includes: Dolphin feeding (once per person per stay) and select complimentary activities. STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Price per person twin share, from: 1,032 37


Brisbane & South East Queensland

Australia Zoo, Home of the Crocodile Hunter

Best Night Food Markets by Bicycle & Cruise

SELF DRIVE Pacific Coast Explorer - 6 days

Australia Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet! Cuddle a koala, hand-feed a kangaroo and watch a saltwater crocodile strike. Explore the world’s busiest Wildlife Hospital, where you can watch vets saving endangered Australian animals. Departs: Daily from 9am. Duration: At leisure to 5pm. Includes: Admission. PRICE GUIDE: $

Tangalooma Premium Dolphin Feeding Cruise

Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets are Australia’s premier night food, drink and entertainment markets. Set on an old disused container wharf, ‘Eat Street Markets’ is a wonderment of the senses, from aromatic international cuisines and boutique beers, to the enchanting sights and sounds of live performers. Join your friendly local guide as we take a beautiful and leisurely ride around the twists and turns of the Brisbane River. An ample amount of time (1 - 1.5 hours) is available for you to explore the markets and sample as much food and drink as you desire. Return to Southbank Parklands via a comfortable boat cruise along the Brisbane river and witness the city come alive from a unique perspective. Departs: The Wheel of Brisbane, Southbank Parklands Fri & Sat from 4.30pm. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Local tour guide, bike, helmet, water, entry to Eat Street Markets & River Cruise Ticket. PRICE GUIDE: $

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

Spirits of the Red Sand – Aboriginal Dinner Experience

Day 2: Byron Bay Today is free to spend at your leisure, enjoying Byron Bay. Enjoy the restaurants and cafés, take a surf lesson or simply relax on the beach. Day 3: Byron Bay – Coffs Harbour Watch the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean before departing Byron through Ballina and Woodburn to Grafton, a graceful old country town before traveling to Woolgoolga and south to Coffs Harbour.

Day 5: Port Stephens – Hunter Valley

Experience the world’s oldest culture in true ancient story-telling style with Spirits of the Red Sand. Follow the epic story of an Aboriginal family in their life changing journey from dreamtime to the turbulent 1800’s as the British and Aboriginal worlds collide. Delivering a powerful storyline, this first-of-its-kind experience brings to life chapters of a true moving story as you move through diverse sets within an historical village.

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Depart Brisbane in your rental car to Bryon Bay via the coast or along the scenic route via Numinbah Valley. The coastal drive takes in the beaches along to Gold Coast while the inland option takes in the rainforest hinterland.

Take the scenic route from Coffs Harbour down to Port Stephens. Follow the Lakes Way through the rainforest, offering spectacular views of inland lakes and ocean beaches before arriving in Port Stephens. There is no actual township of Port Stephens, rather it is the name given to the area that encompasses several towns.

Brisbane Koala River Cruise

PRICE GUIDE: $

Day 1: Brisbane – Byron Bay

Day 4: Coffs Harbour -Port Stephens

PRICE GUIDE: $$

The Koala Cruise is a memorable journey on the river to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Your cruise takes you from the bustling waterfront of Southbank to the lush parklands of Lone Pine, with the chance to see iconic sights and historic landscapes as you glide along the water, listening to an entertaining and informative commentary. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 5.5 hours. Includes: Entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Story Bridge. Tourism & Events Queensland

From the start of the live theater experience to indigenous song and dance, the three-course dinner and the final meet and greet of cast and crew-this is a completely immersive evening that will open your eyes to the history, beauty and vibrancy of the Aboriginal people. Departs: Daily from 5pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Round-trip transfers from select locations in Brisbane and Gold Coast; live theater show; three-course char-grilled buffet dinner, dessert, tea, coffee and WiFi. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Take a stroll around the harbour or a morning cruise with the dolphins before continuing along the Pacific Highway and turning inland to the Hunter Valley. With wineries in abundance, taste and purchase some of the finest wines Australia has to offer, as well as gourmet delights, art and gardens. Day 6: Hunter Valley – Sydney Start the morning with a sunrise champagne flight (own expense) before heading back to Sydney. Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be dropped off at the city or airport, by the same time as it was picked up on Day 1, to avoid any additional charges. Includes: Five nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade. Six days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees. Price per person twin share, from: 775


Melbourne

Crown Towers Melbourne

Crown Metropol Melbourne

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

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

Welcome to

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

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

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

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

Federation Square. Tourism Australia/Time Out Australia

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$ 39


Melbourne

Crown Promenade Melbourne

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne

Vibe Hotel 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.

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.

Vibe Hotel Melbourne offers a charming inner-city experience that merges history and design, with well-connected social spaces inspiring guests to eat, see and play. Featuring 206 rooms and an upscale pool and fitness area, Vibe Hotel Melbourne provides a convenient city center location, a ground floor café, bar and restaurant. Guest rooms reflect where lifestyle, design and technology come together as one, allowing guests to connect and disconnect as they wish. This elegant hotel in the heart of Australia’s culture capital is a beacon of sophistication in a city famed for good style, giving savvy guests easy access to Melbourne’s revered restaurants, award-winning galleries and world-class theaters.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street. Melbourne city center is made up of precincts, distinct enclaves, each with its own charm. From here, you are also ideally located to take advantage of Melbourne’s tram and rail network.

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

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

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The 163 rooms and six suites are sumptuously decorated at this awardwinning property where a variety of dining options are available, from a café to à la carte style.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $ 40


Melbourne

Melbourne Laneways, Arcades & City Tour

Discover Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades on a walking tour with a local guide, from Federation to Flinders Street Station and the popular pedestrian laneway, Degraves Street. Explore the heritage Block Arcade and Royal Arcade and see vibrant Flinders Lane and Hosier Lane, famous for its graffiti-covered walls. Board the waiting coach to further explore the city sights. Departs: Daily at 8.20am. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. PRICE GUIDE: $

Great Ocean Road Day Tour

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

Lanes & Arcades Walking Tour

Aboriginal Heritage Walk, Royal Botanic Gardens

Renowned for its arcades and laneways, a Hidden Secrets Tours walking tour is the ideal way to discover the enchantment of Melbourne. Uncover the cultural flavor of Melbourne with a gentlepaced winding snapshot of its quirky cafés and stores, independent designers, street art, architecture, history and more. On this small group tour with an expert local guide, uncover the untold tales of Melbourne, and receive personalized recommendations for your time in the city that are guaranteed to leave you with a lasting impression and feeling like a local. See beyond the surface and immerse yourself in an evolving cultural city that hides in plain sight and welcomes all. Departs: Federation Square, Melbourne Mon–Sat at 10am or 2pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Expert local guide, seated hot drink stop, chocolate tasting, and a personalized city map with tour route, recommendations and special offers.

Journey into the ancestral lands of the Kulin (Koolin) Nation. Your 90-minute experience starts with a traditional smoking ceremony, after which your Aboriginal guide will introduce you to some of the native flora still found in the area. Learn about which plants make for good eating and which can soothe insect stings, as well as discovering the stories and traditions of the area’s original inhabitants. You will never look at native plants the same way, after your guide reveals the many inventive uses that the Boon wurrung people found. More than just a source of food, plants were used as medicines, bandages, and to make tools and weapons. Understanding which plants were best suited for which purpose, and when was the best time to harvest them, was essential knowledge for Australia’s earliest inhabitants. Departs: Daily except Saturday at 11am. Duration: 90 minutes. Includes: Smoking ceremony and a cup of lemon myrtle tea.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Koalas & Kangaroos in the Wild

Street Eats

Experience Australia’s wild animals, on the grasslands and in gumtree forests, with an experienced Wildlife Guide. Walk through natural bushland to meet wild koalas that have been part of a research population for 10 years. Learn about their history and social life from a Koala Researcher and help create koala habitat. Walk quietly amongst a wild kangaroo mob. Getting close is thrilling and takes teamwork and guidance - your Wildlife Guide will be watching their body language closely. You can take photographs and observe their complex social life. Look out for cockatoos, kookaburras, echidnas, parrots, emus and wallabies who share the bush with the kangaroos and koalas. Departs: Daily from 7.50am. Duration: 7.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, bush lunch and entry fees.

Discover a world of culinary delights, cultural fusion and seasonal produce in Melbourne’s most vibrant local neighborhoods on a private tour. Meet the market vendors and gourmet artisans. Go inside the fridges and kitchens at local institutions and learn about the city’s rich and diverse culinary traditions. Australians have a penchant for borrowing and bastardising with great irreverence. This is especially true when it comes to the creatively competitive culinary arts. Experience inventive cultural fusion and stunning seasonal produce while unravelling some of Melbourne’s most vibrant local neighborhoods. Enjoy eating your way through one of the world’s most wonderful and wonderfully diverse culinary cities. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Expert Localing host, premium vehicle with in-car WiFi, bottled water, local treats, morning tea, tastings, progressive lunch and activity expenses.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Melbourne Jewish Life - Full Day Urban Experience

With dozens of historic synagogues, museums and cultural institutions, the Melbourne Jewish community is a fascinating and thriving one. Hear stories about the post-war renewal, following a common path of success and patronage, to become an integral part of local cultural patchwork on this private tour. Departs: Daily at 10am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Host, premium vehicle, bottled water, Victorian treats, gourmet morning tea, standard tasting and activity expenses. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Melbourne

Phillip Island Full Day Tour with Ranger

Mornington Peninsula Local

Ultimate Food and Wine Escape

2 days

To Melburnians, Mornington is the best kept secret. Here, local daytrippers far outnumber the tourists and it’s easy to see what keeps them coming back. Make the short trip South East from Melbourne along the beautiful Port Phillip coastline. Beyond the bay, Mornington’s ocean beaches are truly breathtaking and with wineries and produce to challenge the Yarra Valley it is hard to beat. This private tour experience is highly recommended for visitors with just one day to explore. Get up close and personal with the local wildlife including kangaroos and koalas. If you’re in the mood for something cultural, we can arrange a private viewing at a local indigenous gallery or sample local artisan cheese and pastries in a charming country setting. Departs: Daily at 10am (suggested). Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Expert Localing host, premium vehicle, bottled water, local treats, gourmet morning tea, standard tasting, admission & activity expenses. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Yarra Valley Wine Experience Western Victoria is home to some of the most incredible food, wine and landscape experiences in Australia. Iconic wineries such as Best’s of Great Western and Mount Langhi Ghiran in addition to landmark gastronomy centers Royal Mail Hotel Dunkeld and The Lakehouse of Daylesford provide genuine high caliber sensory delights.

The famous Penguin Parade will lure you to Phillip Island but a day out with Oceania Tours will allow you to discover so much more. From Melbourne, head to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you will meet an array of endangered species, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. The journey then leads onto Phillip Island, where time permitting, visit Woolamai Beach before heading to the Nobbies, home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony. A trip to Phillip Island is not complete without its black-tie gala event: the Penguin Parade. Meet your ranger for a personalized, informative experience. You will have premium viewing on the beachfront platform or right on the sand! Use binoculars to spot the penguins as they exit the water. Depending on the season, visit the seaside town of Cowes before or after the Penguin Parade. Melbourne City Tour + Phillip Island – see the city sights in the morning and head to the island in the afternoon. Phillip Island + Great Ocean Road – choose a second date to discover this iconic road for unique animal encounters and spectacular scenery. Departs: Daily from 1pm. Duration: 8-9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, entry fees and ranger-guided tour of Penguin Parade with headset and binoculars. Warm and waterproof clothes recommended. Maximum 11 passengers. PRICE GUIDE: $$ 42

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: Tutored tastings at four premium wineries, glass of wine with lunch at a premium winery restaurant and a glass of bubbly at Domaine Chandon.

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Making it all more special are the diverse range of backdrops including the amazing Grampians National Park, vast pastoral lands as well as beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout the region. Whilst a bit further from Melbourne than the busier regions, this has kept these gems from being too heavily subscribed by the populous and the only way to devour the best of the West has been to drive yourself, until now. Travel in deluxe vehicles and be hosted by guides with exceptional wine and local knowledge. Enjoy a two-day, one night ultimate experience in Western Victoria with the opportunity to meet the people behind the labels - the winemakers, the owners and the people who are genuinely passionate about their products will be a feature. Departs: Melbourne daily at 9am. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: Hotel transfers, private luxury vehicle with expert guide, one nights’ accommodation and meals from morning tea on day one to lunch on day two.

Price per person twin share, from: 2,025

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Beyond Melbourne

Jackalope Hotel

LUXE

Lake House

Welcome to

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

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. The 45 luxury rooms boast private terraces, king-size beds, and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths. Other property highlights include an infinity pool, two awarded restaurants, a cellar door, and cocktail bar. Over 50 wineries and restaurants dot the rolling hills around Jackalope’s own vineyard, while beaches, golfing, and hikes are all minutes away.

Lake House is a tranquil retreat in Daylesford that includes 33 studios and suites in a waterfront or lodge setting. The iconic restaurant, one of the most awarded in Australia, draws appreciative foodies from around the world. The Cellar and its list of over 1,000 references keeps wine buffs happy with its interesting selection from around the world and of course closer to home. Indulge in blissful treatments in The Spa, relax by the lake side infinity pool, have a hit of tennis or settle into the Library Bar for pre-dinner Aperitivo.

Includes: Breakfast daily at ‘Doot Doot Doot’, mini-bar (excluding wine), high-speed WiFi, parking and on-demand movies.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel

Royal Mail 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.

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

Includes: Breakfast daily.

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Adelaide

Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

The luxurious five-star Mayfair Hotel is located in the heart of Adelaide. The boutique hotel boasts an unmatched location, adjacent to Rundle Mall and a short walk to Adelaide’s Riverbank and entertainment precincts. Nestled within the Heritage-listed Colonial Mutual Life (CML) Building, the Mayfair Hotel breathes new life into one of Adelaide’s iconic landmark buildings. 170 beautifully appointed rooms and suites are complemented by premium hotel facilities, contemporary dining at Mayflower Restaurant and THE DEN, and a sophisticated rooftop experience at HENNESSY Rooftop Bar.

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.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $

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Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury

North Adelaide Heritage Apartments

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

Established by the Twiss family 31 years ago, the North Adelaide Heritage Apartments and Cottages, feature historic architecture, beautiful gardens and Australian antiques in the leafy city precinct of North Adelaide. Situated among high end boutiques, restaurants, cafés and restored villas, the extraordinary Fire Station Inn combines fine living with the fun and history of a former Fire Station. Elegant Bishops Garden and Sussex cottage have all the accruements of modern life with private gardens.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Welcome to

Adelaide, South Australia Sophisticated Adelaide is well regarded for its food and wine culture, vibrant arts and live-music scene, and world-class events. Explore the bustling Adelaide Central Markets, ride a tram to the gleaming white sands of Glenelg Beach or visit one of the many historical or cultural centers.

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Includes: Complimentary WiFi and a free City Connector bus.


Adelaide

Kangaroo Island Experience

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

Taste of South Australia, Best of Barossa

Best of Adelaide Hills & Vales Wine Tour

Enjoy a luxury and comprehensive tour of South Australia’s worldfamous wine region, the Barossa Valley. Visit premium wineries such as Two Hands, Torbreck, Henschkes and Charles Melton with a friendly and experienced wine guide. Unique tours to Hills and Vales also available. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Gourmet twocourse lunch with a glass of wine, pre and post tour assistance, premium wine tastings and refreshments enroute.

Discover Adelaide highlights including the world-famous Penfolds Magill Estate, before traveling south to the picturesque wine region of McLaren Vale and see The Cube and Molly Dooker. Continue to the Adelaide Hills to explore smaller lesser known gems before returning to Adelaide via Mt Lofty for an unsurpassed view over the city. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Gourmet lunch with a glass of wine, pre and post tour assistance with wine tastings.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Coast & Cube

Barossa Food and Wine Day Tour

On this private tour, enjoy an intimate day at the d’Arenberg Cube, a 4-story Rubik’s Cube with a cellar door and on-site restaurant, the brainchild of legendary winemaker, Chester Osborn. Tour the Cube and the Alternative Realities Museum followed by a private Varietal Discovery Masterclass tasting of their best wines. The highlight; an 11-course degustation lunch matched with cellar wines. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tastings and lunch.

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

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Rich & Lingering – Iconic Aussie Tour

Best of Kangaroo Island Some of Australia’s most-celebrated wines have come from the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. On this private tour, you can indulge in a private masterclass and tasting at one of Australia’s iconic boutique wineries accompanied by a platter of regional morsels and superb wines that showcase the Barossa Valley. Enjoy a leisurely twocourse lunch with wine at a local restaurant followed by a visit to the renowned Penfold’s Estate, for a chance to enjoy a tutored tasting of Penfold’s super premium wines at the Taste of Grange experience. This may include wines such as Bin 707, Yattarna, and the iconic Penfolds Grange. Departs: Daily (suggested time 9.30am). Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tastings, lunch with wine and afternoon tea.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

2 days

Swim with Wild Dolphins

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.

Temptation is a 58-foot sailing catamaran operating from Glenelg. The dolphin swim cruise has a 100 percent success rate of seeing dolphins, so swims are guaranteed. Your encounter with wild dolphins in their natural environment will amaze and delight you. Departs: Marina Pier, Glenelg daily, 7:20am boarding. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Wetsuit and snorkel gear.

Price per person twin share, from: 515

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Beyond Adelaide

Sequoia

Welcome to

LUXE

Mount Lofty House

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.

Sequoia is Australia’s newest luxury lodge and is perfectly located 35 minutes from Adelaide Airport. As the gateway to South Australia’s wine regions, Sequoia is the ideal place to experience the region’s iconic food, wine and nature. Some on-site experiences include holding local koalas and an opportunity to see them in the wild, an evening valley-rim campfire and drinks amongst the kangaroos. Sequoia offers behind the scenes experiences with the region’s iconic wineries including Penfolds, Henschke and many more, as well as Australian specialty producers RM Williams and Jurlique. The restaurant is a highlight for guests, currently ranked in the country’s top 25. Whilst staying at the lodge, enjoy the infinity pool, Sequoia lounge, vineyards, day spa, extensive hiking trails and gardens. Includes: Breakfast daily, limited mini-bar, sunset drinks and canapés and on-site activities. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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The Frames

Desert Cave Hotel

Ultimate in outback luxury on the Murray River.

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.

In the Riverland of South Australia is multi-award winning The Frames, an ultra-luxury accommodation experience for couples featuring three secluded, self-contained clifftop retreats overlooking the majestic Murray River. Each private retreat is individually designed with a heated pool, spa, barbeque and private balcony for an indulgent, rejuvenating and relaxing escape, all beautifully appointed and setting new standards in style and luxury. The Frames is the ultimate romantic getaway offering visitors the chance to enjoy the serenity of their retreat or explore the Riverland through tailored Safaris or a Sunset Gondola Cruise. In-house massages are also available creating a truly memorable experience. Coober Pedy. Tourism Australia

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High up on the escarpment of the Piccadilly Valley, lies Mount Lofty House, the gateway to South Australia’s wine regions. Once famous for its lavish parties during the time of original owner Arthur Hardy, today they continue this tradition of celebration as South Australia’s most luxurious boutique hotel. On arrival guests enjoy a glass of the estate sparkling to celebrate their arrival before being escorted to their room by the host. You can join the daily house welcome and history tour in the library where you will share a seasonal drink while hearing the stories of the estate. A highlight of your stay is Hardy’s Verandah, one of the nation’s best fine dining restaurants is located in the original house. Enjoy the vineyards, day spa, cocktail lounge, extensive hiking and gardens in addition to tennis courts and games.

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Beyond Adelaide

Coober Pedy All-Inclusive, Desert Cave Hotel

3 days

Flinders Ranges Odysseys Tour

3 days

SELF DRIVE Flinders Ranges Experience - 4 days

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Day 1: Adelaide - Wilpena Pound Collect your rental vehicle and start the day heading north along the Princes Highway past Port Pirie and turning in before reaching Port Augusta. Travel onto Quorn, well known for its heritage steam train journeys to/from Port Augusta. Continue along and see the Aboriginal art of the Yourambulla Caves before arriving into Wilpena Pound situated in the center of the Flinders Ranges National Park. This afternoon enjoy a 20 minute scenic flight to capture the magnificent views of the area from the air. Day 2: Wilpena Pound Join a half-day 4WD tour to view one of the most extraordinary formations in the Flinders Ranges. Get off the beaten track and learn the fascinating history from the expert guides.

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

Price per person twin share, from: 408

The three-day Flinders Ranges Outback Tour travels in luxury airconditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles and includes two nights at the award-winning Rawnsley Park Station. Rawnsley Park Station will be a highlight on this tour with hosts Julie and Tony Smith providing true outback hospitality and Aussie station experiences. Stay in luxurious Eco Villas, all with commanding views of the surrounding landscape. Touring includes the spectacular and rugged scenery of Wilpena Pound and the magnificent Flinders Ranges region with its wealth of wildlife, geology and ancient history. Enjoy outback food and hospitality at the famous Prairie Hotel at Parachilna and travel through the stunning Clare Valley wine region for some wine tasting and lunch before returning to Adelaide. Departs: Adelaide, select departure dates. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Two nights’ accommodation, most meals and touring.

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

Includes: Three nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, four days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees, 20-minute scenic flight Wilpena Pound, half-day 4WD tour around Flinders Ranges. Price per person twin share, from: 1,680

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Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean Lodge LUXE

Welcome to

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

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Celebrated as a pioneer of Australia’s new breed of luxury lodges, Southern Ocean Lodge offers an unforgettable blend of contemporary style and pure nature. The Great Room serves as the lodge ‘hub’ with spectacular sweeping vistas playing backdrop for lounging by the suspended fireplace, pouring a drink from the convivial open bar and for indulging in fine food and wine with a proudly local provenance. Signature experiences led by naturalist guides provide guests a chance to encounter the abundant native wildlife and remarkable wonders of the island renowned as Australia’s Galapagos. The Southern Spa offers rejuvenating treatments using Kangaroo Island’s own natural beauty products to provide a real sense of place. Contemporary suites cantilever along the curve of the clifftop each offering spectacular

views of the wild Southern Ocean, while thoughtful design details from custom furnishings to artworks by local artisans and warm limestone create a feeling of relaxed luxury. Includes: All dining, open bar with premium wines and spirits, insuite bar, signature experiences and island airport transfers.

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Kangaroo Island

Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas

Kangaroo Island in Style

2 Days

2 days

Discover Kangaroo Island’s nature and wildlife up close in the wild on a fantastic two-day tour with Kangaroo Island Odysseys. Personalized small group 4WD touring with expert commentary from a local based guide ensure you have access to the best areas and the right information. Meet kangaroos, koalas and wonderful native wildlife. Wander past wild Australia sea lions and enjoy a gourmet style picnic lunch in a unique Australia bush setting. At Flinders Chase National Park, view the Islands icons: Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and the spectacular formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. This tour is the perfect way to experience this unspoilt and natural wildlife haven. Departs: Daily (except Dec 24 and Dec 25) at 6.45am. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, transfers, touring and most meals.

Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas is a boutique, adult-only luxury retreat located on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Whether you choose a one-bedroom eco-Villa or multi-bedroom Apartment, all accommodation offers stunning ocean views, wildlife on the doorsteps and private access to a pristine beach. Enjoy evening meals prepared fresh and utilizing local produce. You can even immerse yourself in some of the best Kangaroo Island has to offer by taking a day tour with their luxury tours. A true blend of nature, elegance, and genuine hospitality to create an unforgettable Australian experience. Includes: Daily continental breakfast provisions and a bottle of local wine on arrival.

Price per person twin share, from: 940

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Kangaroo Island Wanderer

Highlights of Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Life

2 days Travel to Kangaroo Island and join your enthusiastic guide on a small group tour combining good food, good wine and wildlife in the wild. Day One - Island Life This full-day blends wildlife encounters with an elegant barbeque at a private bush camp. Get an introduction to Island life - where things take time, exploring farmland, wildlife walks, beaches and sea-lions. The day ends at your accommodation for dinner, bed and breakfast - select from a stable of properties - ask for available options.

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

Price per person twin share, from: 1,061

Day Two - Flinders Chase Focus A full day exploring the Island’s landscape highlights and Flinders Chase National Park backtracks with a picnic lunch in the bush. Explore Remarkable Rocks, Weirs Cove, Admirals Arch and restricted access wildlife habitat. The tour ends at Kingscote Airport. Departs: Daily, except Christmas Day. Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One night accomodation, choice of hotel grade, dinner, breakfast, two full days of touring, home baked morning tea, lunch including beer, wine and soft drinks and all admission fees.

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

Option: Upgrade your stay with a second night on the Island on the Kangaroo Island Wanderer. Upgrade: An experienced provider partner can arrange thematic private touring for photographers, luxe couples, families, food and wine, active or immersive art experiences Price per person twin share, from: 890

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Port Lincoln

Authentic Wildlife & Ocean Encounter

3 days

Exceptional Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay

2 days

Welcome to

Port Lincoln Renowned as the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’ Port Lincoln offers a diverse range of coastal activities, ocean adventures and culinary experiences. Swim with seals, cage dive with sharks, get-up close with koalas away from the crowds.

The Eyre Peninsula is a beautiful, untamed region of Australia and boosts some of our country’s best seafood, scenic location and native wildlife. On this fully guided tour, experience spectacular coastal scenery, ranging from ancient cliffs to stunning, expansive footprint free beaches bordered by massive sand dunes. See pristine and clear waters of the Southern Ocean and untouched beauty of our National Parks. Interact with the native animals such as, kangaroos, koalas and native birds. Enjoy amazing seafood, fresh from the local fisherman and learn about the fishing industries and the regions history and enjoy making special lasting memories. Departs: Port Lincoln Mon and Thu (except black-out dates). Duration: 2 days/1 night. Includes: One nights’ accommodation at the Port Lincoln Hotel in an OceanView Room, transfers, continental breakfast, gourmet lunches, all entry fees and activities. Price per person twin share, from: 1,390

Port Lincoln Hotel Meet Australian native wildlife on a three-day boutique adventure, with Australian Coastal Safaris to Port Lincoln; away from the crowds in a more intimate setting. Spend two full days exploring the likes of Big Swamp (freshwater) Wetlands, Coffin Bay National Park, Avoid Bay, Mount Dutton Bay Conservation Park, Port Lincoln National Park, and Mikkira Station where an incredible diversity of environments is also home to some of Australia’s rare, endangered and vulnerable wildlife. Look forward to encountering western grey kangaroos, emus and blue tongue lizards with Australia’s best wild, natural interaction with the iconic koala. Amazing highlights include a visit to an oyster farm, and a memorable day in Baird Bay swimming with Australian sea lions - one of only two places in the world where this is available. You’ll also get out into deeper water where you can swim with bottlenose dolphins. Bird enthusiasts should keep their binoculars handy for sightings of seabirds, shorebirds, songbirds, parrots, and raptors including osprey and white-bellied sea eagles.

Rooms and suites feature king or queen size beds, private ensuite bathroom, work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini-bar, ironing facilities and large smart TV. Guests receive complimentary unlimited WiFi during stay and can enjoy the on-site facilities including a gaming lounge, guest laundry, fitness center and solar heated swimming pool.

Includes: Three nights’ accommodation, airport transfers, daily activities, entry fees, continental breakfast, lunch and beverages including local wines and beer. Available (Oct – May).

The on-site, award-winning Sarins Restaurant and Bar is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner where you can try the local cuisine and Sharky’s Sport Bar is the perfect spot for a refreshing drink.

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Located on the foreshore of Boston Bay and offering panoramic ocean views the Port Lincoln Hotel boasts 111 rooms and suites, ideally located in the picturesque township.

Price per person twin share, from: 2,438

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Red Centre

Longitude 131°

LUXE

Sails in the Desert

Welcome to

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

Longitude 131°, the luxury desert basecamp at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, offers an essential experience of Australia’s spiritual heartland. Central to a stay is discovery of the World Heritage-listed wilderness explored on a series of guided excursions and connection with an ancient culture. Dining celebrates native ingredients and produce sourced from around the nation, offering a real taste of Australia. Relax after a day’s exploring in a luxury tent complete with contemporary furnishings, artworks by local indigenous artists and a well-stocked bar. Unparalleled views of Uluru play out from the end of the bed or on the balcony from the warmth of a swag unfurled in the cool night air. Retreat to Spa Kinara for an indigenous-inspired treatment or drink in the sunset on the Dune Top with jaw-dropping views to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Includes: All dining, open bar with French Champagne, premium wines and spirits, in-tent bar, signature experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers.

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 fivestar rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world’s oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, color and wisdom of the local An_angu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. More than luxury accommodation, Sails in the Desert hotel is a destination of exploration and indulgence. This deluxe hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar. Sails in the Desert’s stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa’s treatments. Includes: Complimentary Indigenous activities program and use of the resort shuttle bus service.

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Red Centre

The Lost Camel Hotel

Desert Gardens Hotel

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge

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

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

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

Includes: Return airport transfers, complimentary Indigenous activities program and use of the resort shuttle bus service.

Includes: Return airport transfers, complimentary Indigenous activities program and use of the resort shuttle bus service.

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Emu Walk Apartments

Kings Canyon Resort

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

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

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

Located at the foot of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is the perfect choice for accommodation with spacious rooms, four restaurants, day spa, health and fitness facility and casino on-site.

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Includes: Return airport transfers, complimentary Indigenous activities program and use of the resort shuttle bus service.

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

All rooms were refurbished in 2018 and feature air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, mini-bar, room safes, televisions, tea and coffee making facilities and balcony or courtyard. Includes: Complimentary WiFi, parking guest laundry, bicycle hire and town transfers.


Red Centre

Patji Aboriginal Experience

Uluru Highlights

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

As you travel on your tour towards Uluru its vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting its presence in this country. Watch the sun rise as you enjoy an Outback picnic breakfast. Your guide will then escort you along the Kuniya Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, a semi-permanent watercourse nestled in the contours of Uluru. Learn the Creation stories of Liru (venomous snake) and Kuniya (woma python) and their battle for control of Uluru. See the rock art site of the ancients and hear how Uluru was, and still is, a significant location for teaching young Aboriginal people. Your guide will then drive you round the base of Uluru before returning to Ayers Rock Resort. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily between 4.45am and 6.15am depending on sunrise. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Professional guide, touring in modern vehicle, Outback picnic breakfast, water bottle with a free refill.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Kata Tjuta Domes

Sounds of Silence

Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta

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

Uluru Sunrise Field of Light

Before sunrise, travel to the Field of Light location, arriving in complete darkness. View the 50,000 globes of light in the desert, before making your way up to the viewing platform for tea, coffee or hot chocolate. As natural light brightens the landscape, watch the sun rise and Uluru come to life in the distance. Departs: Daily, 1.45 hours before sunrise. Duration: 2.15 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and tea, coffee or hot chocolate. PRICE GUIDE: $

Tali Wiru Your small group tour will travel through the landscape to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. From here it is a 25-mile journey through the ancient sand dunes to the mighty rock formation of Kata Tjuta. Make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta where you walk between the domes up Walpa Gorge, named for the wind (Walpa) that whistles between the massive domes. As you stroll between these mighty conglomerate rock walls your guide explains how the environment and the geology have evolved over millions of years. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily between 1.30pm and 3pm depending on sunset. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Professional guide, touring in modern vehicle and water bottle with a free refill. PRICE GUIDE: $

Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky. Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking Uluru. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table of fellow travelers for an unforgettable dining experience. Feast on a barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo, crocodile and bush salads with Australian wines. Attention then turns to some of the world’s best stargazing, as the Star Talker takes you on a tour of the spectacular night sky. Departs: Daily at sunset. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, dinner and alcoholic beverages. PRICE GUIDE: $

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


Red Centre

A Night at the Field of Light

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

Kings Canyon & Outback Panoramas

Travel from Ayers Rock Resort to Kings Canyon, stopping for breakfast at Kings Creek Station (included). 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’ or do the 3-hour circuit walk before returning to Ayers Rock or Alice Springs. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily between 4am-4.30am. Duration: 13 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and breakfast. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

A Town Like Alice

PRICE GUIDE: $$

Uluru Full Base Trek

Maruku Dot-painting Workshop

PRICE GUIDE: $

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 lizards and snakes at the Alice Springs Reptile Park. Enjoy a panoramic view from the top of Anzac Hill. Departs: Alice Springs hotels daily (Mar-Nov) & Mon, Thu, Sat (Dec-Feb). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

Field of Light Star Pass

PRICE GUIDE: $

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

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Visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn about the Western Desert region with time to purchase locally crafted Aboriginal art. Continue to the base of Uluru to view native flora and fauna and hear about the cultural traditions of traditional owners, the An_angu. Walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole and explore several caves and view Aboriginal rock painting before dinner. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and dinner. PRICE GUIDE: $

The Field of Light Star Pass experience begins with a convenient hotel pick-up and transfer to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. A knowledgeable host will provide you with insights and background to the art installation. You will be welcomed at a raised viewing area from which you can watch the last sun rays hit Uluru, as the sun slowly sets behind you while indulging in sparkling wine, beers & canapés. As darkness gradually falls and the colored lights of the glass spheres come to life, you are invited to walk through and interact with Field of Light. Departs: Ayers Rock Resort hotels daily, 30 minutes prior sunset. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and sparkling wine and beers with canapés.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience

Uluru and Kata Tjuta Cultural Adventure 3 day guided tour

3 day guided tour

Matt Cherubino, Tourism NT

Emilie Ristevski, Tourism NT

Anson Smart, Tourism Australia

Matt Cherubino, Tourism NT

Day 1: Uluru On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation to check-in. After free time, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area where you will enjoy canapés and a glass of wine as you watch the sun sink over the horizon and the evening sky brings out the colors of Uluru. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel or Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights. Day 2: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B) Rise early and travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) where your driver guide will explain the geological history of the area. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, light breakfast included. Join a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta. Day 3: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B) Before sunrise, travel to the base of Uluru for

Archie Sartracom, Tourism NT

breakfast before commencing your base walk of Uluru. Walk to Kuniya Piti, an Uluru sacred site, before continuing to the Mala Walk, one of the most important habitation areas for the local Aboriginal people over thousands of years. Visit Kantju Gorge and after a short rest break, continue along the Lungkata Walk. Stop at Mutitjulu Waterhole and admire the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings and relay more traditional stories relating to this special place.

Includes 2 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade National Park entry ticket Return airport transfers

FROM $710 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

AAT Kings

Day 1: Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Day 3: Field of Light (B)

On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation to check-in. After free time, drive out to Kata Tjuta, learning about the geological and cultural history enroute. Watch a magnificent outback sunset with gourmet canapés and a glass of Australian wine in hand. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel or Sails in the Desert Hotel, 2 nights.

A predawn transfer will take you to the Bruce Munroe’s Field of Light. View the 50,000 spheres glowing in the darkness before making your way to the viewing platform for refreshments. As the sun starts rising, see Uluru come to light in the distance and the Field of Light dim for the day. Return to the resort before transferring to Ayers Rock Airport.

Day 2: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B) Rise early and travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area to watch the first rays of sunlight illuminate Uluru in an array of shades. After the sun rises, continue to Kata Tjuta where you can walk through the natural creek bed between the two main domes. Return to the resort before visiting the Uluru - Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Drive around the base of Uluru, walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and explore several caves and view Aboriginal rock paintings. With a glass of wine in hand view the changing colors of Uluru as the sun sets.

Includes 2 nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade National Park entry ticket Return airport transfers

FROM $785 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Darwin & the Top End

Banubanu Beach Retreat, East Arnhem Land

Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

Welcome to

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

Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront is perfectly positioned amongst waterside restaurants and the family friendly wave pool and lagoon on Darwin’s seafront promenade. It is only a stone’s throw away from the Darwin Convention Centre and within walking distance of the city center. The hotel features stylish and spacious one and two-bedroom apartments or studio rooms, fully equipped with all the comforts of home. Enjoy the on-site facilities including a large outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness center, on-site parking and 24-hour reception, along with in-house movies. Take advantage of the in-room dining from the hotel’s own Curve Restaurant and Bar. Open seven days for all meals, you will love the delicious Modern Australian cuisine featuring locally sourced produce. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront Banubanu Beach Retreat offers an eco-escape from the hustle of modern life. Nestled in the north-east coves of Bremer Island, and just a 15-minute flight from Gove, the island is home to pristine beaches, scores of sea turtles and flocks of colorful birds. Built in partnership with the Yolgnu people the retreat is designed around an appreciation of the therapeutic and uplifting benefits of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Only 20 guests stay at any given time, creating an especially peaceful and intimate experience for visitors, who enjoy meals in a shared setting and can select from a handful of guided experiences showcasing local marine life, fishing and Indigenous art and customs. Deluxe Beachfront Eco Tents or Superior Deluxe Eco Safari Tents offer glamping-style accommodation with ceiling fans and a private Deck. The Hideaway Cabin is tucked away in lush vine thicket, positioned for maximum solitude and privacy. It is truly a place to unwind an reconnect with nature.

Trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront. The rooms are stylish, the food is delicious, and the location provides the best that Darwin has to offer. Situated in the iconic Darwin Waterfront, nestled on the fringe of Darwin’s city center you will be perfectly positioned to explore the waterfront which features alfresco dining options, bars, a spa, boutiques, green spaces for relaxing and a family friendly wave lagoon.

Includes: All meals and a selection of activities.

Darwin City Skyline. Tourism Australia

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Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Croc & Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Lord’s and Davidson’s Ultimate Top End Adventure

6 day guided tour Dan Moore, Tourism NT

The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is one of the world’s most distinctive hotels. The indigenous owned accommodation is uniquely shaped to represent Kakadu’s most famous inhabitant, the saltwater crocodile. Located in the township of Jabiru, within World Heritagelisted Kakadu National Park, the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is ideally located for guests to explore many of Kakadu’s most significant natural attractions.

Engage with local Aboriginal people, the environment and wildlife. Learn basket weaving, dilly bag making, and you can join in and learn how to throw a spear, blow into the didgeridoo, play clap sticks and learn about our local bush food and medicine. See crocs jumping out of the water showing their incredible hunting techniques as they leap for their food on the Adelaide River. Departs: Daily from Darwin. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and refreshments.

Day 1: Darwin – Kakadu (L,D) Venture towards Kakadu National Park via the magnificent Fogg Dam to view the birdlife that call these wetlands home. Take a short detour to Leaning Tree Lagoon, a stunning billabong often covered in water lilies and then on to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), a pristine waterfall. Enjoy a short walk through the monsoon rainforest to the natural plunge pool. Overnight: Lords Private Tented Camp. Day 2: Kakadu – Arnhem Land (B,L,D)

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.

STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $

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Litchfield National Park Waterfalls

Ultimate Floatplane Tour

Cross the East Alligator River and enter Arnhem Land to the Gunbalanya Aboriginal community and then up into Mikinj Valley to see amazing rock art, a special place for the local people. After lunch visit the Injalak Arts and Craft Centre to meet and watch traditional local artists in action. Across the sandstone escarpments there is the opportunity to see Black Wallaroo, Sandstone Thrush and Black Necked Stork. Overnight: Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris Lodge, 2 nights. Day 3: Arnhem Land (B,L,D) Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris at Mt Borradaile is a registered Aboriginal sacred site nestled against the majestic Arnhem Land escarpment. Whilst visiting Davidson’s, guests will enjoy Aboriginal Art, billabong cruises and wetlands exploration to spot numerous species including Agile, Wilkins’ Rock and Nabarlek Wallabies, Ghost Bats, flying foxes and more. Day 4: Arnhem Land – Mary River Floodplains (B,L,D)

Be captivated by the natural wonders of Litchfield National Park and its thundering falls, rainforests and historic sites. After a short stop in Batchelor, head to the National Park where you will be amazed at the intriguing architectural works of the local termites; the Magnetic Termite Mounds. View the breathtaking cascades of Florence Falls before making your way down the stairs to the pristine plunge pool below where you may like to take a refreshing dip. Enjoy an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest. Enjoy lunch at the Litchfield Café and learn of the Aboriginal legends that surround the landscape. Marvel at the water cascading down into the deep waterhole at the base of the falls. Ready for another swim? Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is a perfect spot for another dip. Departs: Daily (Apr-Nov), Sun, Tue, Thu & Fri (Dec-Mar) from 7.25am. Duration: 10.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

This action-packed adventure is designed to show the Northern Territory at its best. With airboats, floatplanes and cruise vessels, this tour has it all. Begin with a coach tour from Darwin to beautiful Litchfield National Park. Visit several stunning waterfalls with the opportunity to swim, see magnetic termite mounds and sandstone pillars followed by morning tea. Then take a scenic floatplane flight from Batchelor to Sweets Lagoon with an aquatic landing. Get up close to the amazing Northern Territory wildlife during a leisurely wetlands cruise on a custom-built vessel whilst enjoying a delicious barbecue lunch. Experience a thrill ride across the Finniss River Floodplains in a super charged V8 airboat. Do some fly fishing, swim in a crocodile safe enclosure or simply kick back and enjoy the amazing scenic surrounds. Departs: Fri - Mon (May 18 - Sep 17) at 7.45am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Upon departing from Davidson’s, guests will venture to Bamurru Plains located on the magnificent Mary River floodplains. This safaristyle camp boasts comfortable free-standing rooms that are spacious and expose guests to the sounds of the floodplains. The focus of the stay at Bamurru is the surrounding savannah woodland teeming with an amazing assortment of wildlife, reptiles and birds. Hotel: Bamurru Plains, 2 nights. Day 5: Mary River Floodplains (B,L,D) Spending the day at Bamarru, you will have a choice of a variety of activities, from airboat rides to a 4WD drive safaris. Day 6: Mary River Floodplains (B,L) Enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst listening to the morning chorus of tens of thousands of Magpie Geese before returning to Darwin. Includes: All meals, touring, admission fees and transfers. Price per person twin share, from: 9,375 57


Kakadu & Tiwi Island Explorer

Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Gunlom Falls Adventure

3 day guided tour

4 day guided tour

Salty Wings

Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu (L) This morning, depart Darwin, traveling along the Arnhem Highway and into Kakadu National Park. Covering 7722 square miles, the National Park landscape rocky escarpment is home to historic Aboriginal rock art and floodplains abundant with wildlife. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise Yellow Water Billabong and stop at Nourlangie to view the rock art galleries. There is the opportunity for an optional 50-minute scenic flight (own expense). Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel. Day 2: Kakadu – Darwin (L) Explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries to the lookout for a view over the surrounding wetlands. Join the Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River and visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin. Hotel: DoubleTree Esplanade Darwin. Day 3: Darwin – Tiwi Islands – Darwin (L) Make your way to Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal and board your vessel for a 2.5-hour cruise to Bathurst Island. A local guide will take you on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. Visit the Museum and the Tiwi-style Catholic Church. Explore the Arts and Crafts Centre, watch traditional dancing, 58

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a smoking ceremony and learn about the burial ceremony. Hear about traditional bush tucker and medicine before returning to Darwin by boat.

Includes

Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Day 1: Darwin - Kakadu (L)

Day 4: Kakadu – Darwin (L)

Depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu then join your local guide on a cruise of Yellow Water Billabong. After lunch, stop at Nourlangie, where you will be led you on a walk to view the rock art galleries. There is the opportunity for an optional 50-minute scenic flight (own expense). Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, 3 nights.

Explore the World Heritage Area of Ubirr, where you’ll climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries. Join the Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River where an Aboriginal guide provides insight into their culture, including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, as well as bush survival skills. Visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

Day 2: Arnhem Land (L)

2 nights’ standard accommodation Meals and touring as noted National Park entry ticket Travel by coach

Departs Tues & Wed (May, Sep-Nov) Sat, Tues & Wed (Jun - Aug)

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

Peter Eve

Early this morning travel by 4WD into Arnhem Land and the Mikinj Valley. Drive through spectacular scenery including sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests and floodplains. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills and ‘bush tucker’ and view Aboriginal rock art in its natural state. Day 3: Kakadu (L) Sit back and relax as your guide takes you through the southern end of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Visit the world famous Gunlom Falls and the stunning Ikoymarrwa Rock Pool. Finish your day with drinks and canapés by a private billabong.

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Includes 3 nights’ superior accommodation Meals and touring as noted National Park entry ticket Travel by coach

Departs Daily (May – Oct)

FROM $1,395 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


Tasmania

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart

One Day Wilderness & Wildlife

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart, is renowned for spacious rooms and local, friendly hospitality. Showcasing a heritagelisted facade and a story steeped in history, The Old Woolstore offers modern apartments and hotel rooms. The hotel is located close to the waterfront, with easy access to Hobart Airport and all major routes leading to and from the city. If you are bringing your own vehicle, we suggest guests reserve an on-site parking space at the time of booking to avoid disappointment.

This small group tour takes you into Tasmania’s wilderness at Mt Field National Park, home to some of the tallest flowering trees in the world. The majesty of Russell Falls is revealed after a short stroll through the lush rainforest. After lunch, get up close and personal with Tasmania’s native wildlife at Bonorong Sanctuary. Departs: Hobart Mon, Wed and Fri at 9am (Oct-Mar). Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, small group touring with local guide, entry to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, lunch and National Parks pass.

Welcome to

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

Includes: Breakfast daily.

Bay of Fires. Daniel Tran, Tourism Australia

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

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Hadley’s Orient Hotel

The Maria Island Walk

Built in 1834 by convict labor, Hadley’s Orient is a unique and elegant hotel situated in the heart of Hobart and just a short walk away from the waterfront, Salamanca and Hobart city. The Victorian-era property features an atrium, restaurant, bar and on-site Art Gallery. With afternoon tea being a must do experience this heritage listed facade plays host to almost two centuries worth of stories, scandals and secrets. Come and experience this charming hotel for yourself.

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.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

4 days

Gentle walking by day is accompanied by gourmet dining and elegant accommodation at night. The first two nights are spent in exclusive wilderness camps and the final night is in the restored colonial Bernacchi House. You carry a light pack and hike 18-27 miles over four days. The adventure starts and finishes in Hobart. Departs: Daily (Oct 1-Apr 30). Duration: 4 days/3 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, all meals, three nights’ accommodation, refreshments, park entry fees, backpacks and waterproof jackets. Price per person twin share, from: 2,040 59


Tasmania

Coastal Pavilions at Freycinet Lodge

With an unparalleled location entirely within Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge has long been a favorite among travelers to Tasmania. With its unique National Park setting, Freycinet Lodge is a superb base for exploring Tasmania’s east coast. Enjoy wandering pristine beaches, climbing the granite peaks of The Hazards mountains and touring the local area, knowing you are returning to a relaxing waterfront ecolodge at the end of the day, with accommodation in a quiet bushland setting. The Lodge’s newest rooms, the ‘Coastal Pavilions’ are a superb addition, with their grounded, yet elegant design. The Pavilions nestle into the landscape and take their design inspiration from the curves of the surrounding environment. Raw Tasmanian timbers and curved glass draw the wilderness in, while you enjoy the comfort and connection of these rooms. Enjoy a hosted check-in with the Lodge’s Experience Manager, as well as a bottle of Tasmanian wine and house-prepared treats on arrival, before 60

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

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Tasmania

Bruny Island Cruises

Tasman Island Cruises with Port Arthur Historic Site

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: Hotel transfers, sightseeing, morning tea, lunch and wilderness cruise.

An unforgettable wilderness cruise along the spectacular coastline of the Port Arthur region in Southern Tasmania. Cruise beneath the highest vertical sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere. Explore deep sea caves, archways and waterfalls and be on the lookout for abundant wildlife. Departs: Hobart daily at 7.45am. Duration: 9.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, morning tea, lunch, 3 hour wilderness cruise and three hours at Port Arthur Historic Site.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$

One Day Historic Tasmania

Explore Port Arthur, Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site. Visit the fascinating geological features of the Tasman Peninsula and discover the historic village of Richmond. Experience the nostalgia of colonial times as you stroll and admire the well-preserved colonial architecture before returning to Hobart. Departs: Hobart Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun at 9am (Oct-Mar). Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, local guide, entry to Port Arthur historic site and lunch.

Wildlife & Wilderness

Icons of Tasmania - Small Group Tour

5 days

5 days

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Observe wildlife in its natural habitat and explore Tasmania’s diverse nature in this premium small group tour. You may encounter unique and endemic wildlife including echidnas, quolls, platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and the most famous resident, the Tasmanian Devil. Departs: Launceston fortnightly from 1pm (Sept-Apr). Duration: 5 days/4 nights. Includes: Local guide, accommodation, Devils in the Dark tour, Maria Island ferry and all National Parks passes.

Port Arthur and Tassie Devils

1 Day Hobart’s Whisky Trail Private Tour

Price per person twin share, from: 2,476

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

Discover Tasmania’s fast-growing and world-renowned craft of whisky distilling. The tour includes a variety of visits ranging from boutique family run distilleries to Sullivan’s Cove, winner of the World Whisky Award for best single malt. Its French Oak Cask was judged the global winner, as well as Australia’s best, from a high-quality pool of entries. Departs: Upon request. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Privately guided tour, lunch, whisky tastings and morning tea.

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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. This tour allows you to explore Australia’s southernmost state and provides a first insight of the beauties Tasmania has on offer. 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, the convict ruins of Port Arthur, vibrant Salamanca Market and ancient temperate rainforest at Mount Field National Park. Visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), one of Australia’s most unique and controversial museums. Meet Tasmanian Devils, wombats, wallabies and other native wildlife at Bonorong Wildlife Park. Get off the beaten path and discover some of the many hidden treasures of the island. The Tasman Peninsula offers stunning scenery as well as many interesting geological features such as Devil’s Kitchen and Tasman Arch. Explore the scenic Cataract Gorge where the Tamar River forces its way through sheer rocky cliffs. Departs: Hobart, Saturday. Duration: 5 Days/ 4 nights. Includes: Local guide, four nights’ accommodation, attraction entries and breakfast and lunch daily. Minimum 4 and maximum 12 passengers. Also available as a private tour any day and all year round. Four and six day options are also available. Price per person twin share, from: 2,396 61


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Perth

Crown Metropol Perth

COMO The Treasury

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

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

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Crown Towers Perth

Travelodge Hotel Perth

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

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

Welcome to

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

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

Little Beach. Scott Slawinski, Tourism Australia

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Perth

Discover Rottnest

Perth - Arcades and Laneways

Rottnest Ferry

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

The must-do introduction! Perth has an amazing story to share with Dutch, French, English and Indigenous influences, your friendly local guide will entertain you with fascinating stories of Perth’s history, culture, art and food scene. Discover the small bar scene, street art and the secrets of the city. Departs: Perth Town Hall daily at 2pm. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Walking tour.

Perth’s Newest Ferry Service to Rottnest Island. SeaLink Rottnest Island operates passenger ferry services between Fremantle and Rottnest Island. The Ferry, Quokka 1, is the newest and most environmentally friendly vessel to be servicing the island. Full-day tour packages are available. Departs: Fremantle daily and Perth city (transfers available). Duration: 35 minutes. Includes: Ferry transfer and complimentary WiFi.

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Pinnacles Desert with 4WD, Kangaroos & Koalas

City Riverside Tour

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Wave Rock, Aboriginal Culture and Wildflowers

Rottnest Island Fortress Adventure Tour

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

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

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Jump aboard a Rottnest Express ferry and enjoy a fully commentated one-hour Swan River cruise followed by a 25-minute ocean crossing to Rottnest Island. Sit back and relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach as you circumnavigate the island and take in the beauty and tranquility of Rottnest. The 90-minute tour takes you out to some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse and the rugged West End, providing you with a complete interpretation of the island. Why not add bike hire to your tour to explore further (optional extra)? Departs: Daily at 8.45am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Round-trip ferry and coach tour. PRICE GUIDE: $

Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise

The ‘Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise’ is the only cruise in Australia to depart a capital city and arrive in an award-winning wine region – the magnificent Swan Valley. Be treated to Swan Valley Yahava coffee and fresh home-baked muffins, before indulging in a premium West Australian wine and cheese tasting. Experience an exclusive behindthe-scenes wine making tour, followed by more wine tasting and a two-course premium lunch. Enjoy afternoon tea, all-inclusive wines and entertainment from our crew on your return cruise whilst you take in the picturesque landscape of the magnificent Swan River. Departs: Daily 9.45am (Sep-Apr), Mon, Fri, Sat and Sun 9.45am (MayAug). Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes. Includes: Morning tea, premium wine tasting, cheese board, behind the scenes winery tour, lunch and afternoon tea. PRICE GUIDE: $ 64

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Beyond Perth

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Region

Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Exmouth

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

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

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Welcome to

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

El Questro Homestead & Wilderness Park

Margaret River, WA. Walk into Luxury

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.

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef

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

Sal Salis is an exclusive bush camp offering comfort and style, nestled amongst the dunes of the Cape Range National Park and overlooking Ningaloo Reef. The remote lodge has just fourteen eco-luxe wilderness tents and one honeymoon tent, each with an attached eco-bathroom and front deck. Guests enjoy chef prepared meals and drinks from the open bar. Guided activities focus on nature and the extraordinary landscapes and wildlife encounters the region offers. Optional extras include swimming with whale sharks (Apr- Jul) and humpback whales (Aug – Oct).

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

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

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Beyond Perth

Margaret River Day Tour

Ngilgi Cave Cultural Tour

SELF DRIVE Great Southern Getaway - 7 days

Explore Margaret River in a day from Perth! Flying direct from the Swan River, enjoy views of Perth city, Fremantle and the Western Australian coastline as you journey to Margaret River, the premier wine destination. Enjoy wine tasting at two hand-picked wineries and enjoy a delicious lunch at a winery restaurant. Stop to taste local produce, visit the Margaret River township and take in the astonishing views of the Indian Ocean from the cliffside. As you make your way back to Perth, take in the amazing views and coastal scenery including Sugarloaf Rock, a large natural granite island in the Indian Ocean. Departs: South Perth, Queen Street Jetty Swan River Fri, Sat, Mon (Sep-Apr) from 9am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, wine tastings and lunch.

Expect your skin to prickle as the rolling warble of the didgeridoo fills Ngilgi Cave’s natural amphitheater. You will be led through the region’s tall forests and hear stories of the traditional owners 50,000-year history and learn about the significance of the Dreaming spirits that guide Aboriginal culture. Journey into Ngilgi Cave and be mesmerized by a live didgeridoo performance deep inside the cave. Take a fascinating bushwalk on country with your Wadandi custodian and learn how to identify traditional plants, foods and medicines relating to the aboriginal six seasonal changes. Discover the art of traditional fire lighting and tool making and participate in a didgeridoo music session. Departs: Margaret River daily on request Jan-Jun and Sep -Dec. Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Cave entrance and guided walk.

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Deluxe Whaleshark Swim Tour

Elizabeth Quay Walking Tour

Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours. Tourism Australia

Day 1: Perth - Albany From Perth, drive to historic Albany for your first taste of the Great Southern Wine Region, featuring Shiraz and Riesling. There is also the opportunity to sample locally grown berries, cheeses, lamb, marron and oysters. Day 2: Albany Spend today exploring this historic town, take a walk on one of the many coastal tracks and make sure you sample the plentiful local produce. Day 3: Albany to Denmark Drive along the coast to picturesque Denmark where not only will you find some excellent Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernets, but also beautiful forests and beaches. Stop at one of the many wineries along the drive and savor Denmark’s culinary delights and awardwinning wines. Day 4: Denmark - Pemberton Visit the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk then continue to Pemberton, with its picturesque vineyards. Taste Bordeaux-style wines and locally farmed black truffle, trout and marron. Day 5: Pemberton - Margaret River Wine Region Continue to the Margaret River, stopping at wineries and art galleries in the Blackwood Valley on the way.

Join us on an adventure of a lifetime snorkeling with these gentle giants in the nutrient rich waters of the Ningaloo Reef between March and early August. Highly experienced, professional and fun crew will ensure your interactions with the biggest fish in the sea are relaxed, safe, and most importantly, unforgettable! On board the marine biologist will teach you all about whalesharks and reef ecology. You will also have the chance to see manta rays, humpback whales, dugong and dolphins. A videographer will take great video of the day. Departs: Daily from Exmouth from 7am (MarAug). Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers from Exmouth, snorkeling equipment (including wetsuits), complimentary video and photos, snacks, gourmet buffet lunch and refreshments. A free repeat tour is offered in the unlikely event that you do not see a whaleshark. PRICE GUIDE: $$$ 66

Embark on a journey of discovery through the historic and cultural landscape of Aboriginal life prior to European settlement. Your cultural tour will begin with a traditional welcome, delivered in Nyungar language. During the interactive 90-minute walking tour, you will be introduced to central Perth’s pre-colonial and Aboriginal past that takes place against the backdrop of one of the newest attractions in Perth city, Elizabeth Quay. Guided by a Nyungar descendent (or ‘Traditional Owner’) of Perth’s original inhabitants, get a glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture through the telling of ancient Dreamtime stories, traditional songs and use of Nyungar language The tour cover the six seasons and explains how they influenced the day to day lives and spiritual connection Nyungar people have to their country. Departs: Elizabeth Quay Wed-Sat except Apr 19-25; Aug 1- 31; Dec 21 -Jan 15. Duration: 90 minutes. Includes: Guided tour. PRICE GUIDE: $

Day 6: Margaret River Wine Region Today is free to explore the Margaret River region. Must see attractions of the region include Busselton Jetty and Underwater Observatory, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and the Ngilgi Cave. Day 7: Margaret River - Perth Stop at Leeuwin Estate and the Margaret River Fudge Factory for a final taste of the Margaret River, before your return journey to Perth. Your car is booked until tomorrow and should be returned to either the city or airport depot by the same time as it was picked up on day 1 to avoid any additional charges. Includes: Six nights’ accommodation, choice of hotel grade, seven days’ car hire, choice of vehicle size, including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees. Price per person twin share, from: 865


Sacred Lands of the Kimberley “Experience the wonder of the Kimberley.”

Coral Expeditions

Expedition Highlights:

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

• Experience the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Waterfalls. • Marvel at the plunging 262-foot-high King George Falls.

Includes All excursions and sightseeing Use of Xplorer and Zodiac tender vessels Daily lectures and briefings

The Ancient Kimberley Region

• View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) and Wandjina rock art and learn about the ancient cultures of the Indigenous people.

The region known simply as the Kimberley takes its evocative name from its most imposing landmark; an ancient mountain range visible from the rugged seacoast.

• See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, sea turtles, and birdlife.

24-hour coffee and selection of teas All entrance fees to National Parks and Ports*

Covering more than 154,440 squares miles, yet home to just 30,000 people, it is a place acknowledged as one of the world’s last, and most beautiful, wilderness areas. Magnificent vistas created by towering rock ridges, silent secluded gorges, wide savannah plains, and plunging waterfalls defy both nature and belief. This is a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture and the legends of its pioneering past.

• Witness Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean with the falling tide.

Please Note: The Traditional Owners of the Kimberley and Cape York & Arnhem Land and their representatives are proposing the introduction of a new Visitor Pass for all guests accessing traditional lands when cruising these areas. If such a Pass is introduced prior to the commencement of your cruise, then this incremental cost will be added to the cost of the cruise.

Travel ashore to view natural wonders and some of the oldest known Indigenous art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. Soak up the history and unique geology, view the wildlife - experience the wonder of the Kimberley.

• Visit Lacepede Island Nature Reserve, significant breeding grounds for the Brown Booby, Roseate Terns, and Green Turtles.

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GUIDED TOURING / Australia & New Zealand

Highlights of Australia & New Zealand 22 day guided tour A perfect mix of modern cities and ancient landscapes characterizes this epic journey across two nations. Gems like the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour and breathtaking Milford Sound complement a world of ancient Aboriginal tradition in Australia’s Red Centre and vivid Maori culture in Rotorua. From tropical Cairns to the towering mountain peaks of the Land of the Long White Cloud, you’ll be amazed at every turn.

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Tourism Australia

Day 1: Melbourne (D)

Chris McLennan

Day 10: Cairns – Sydney (B)

On arrival at Melbourne Airport, transfer to your hotel before joining your A free morning in Cairns before your transfer to the Airport for your flight to Sydney fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and dinner at the South Wharf (not included). Hotel: InterContinental Sydney, 3 nights. riverside pub. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 3 nights. Day 11: Sydney (B,L) Day 2: Melbourne Sights (B) Dig your heels in the sand at the famous Bondi Beach, before returning to the city

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Day 20: Franz Josef – Christchurch (B) Head north stopping at Hokitka for a visit to a jade factory before continuing onto Greymouth to board the TranzAlpine train, one of the world’s great train rides, to Christchurch. Hotel: Distinction Christchurch, 2 nights.

Explore the eclectic laneways, arcades, café society and street art on a private city for a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House. Enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise on Day 21: Christchurch (B,D) walking tour. Free time or a chance to join an optional experience. Sydney Harbour. Milford Sound See the sights of Christchurch on a morning tour Day 3: Melbourne (B) Day 12: Sydney (B,D) before morning tea at Britten Stables. There is free Explore the delights of Melbourne at your leisure or join an optional tour. Today is free for you to explore Sydney at your leisure or take an optional tour. Join time before joining the group for a farewell dinner. your group this evening for dinner in a local restaurant on the water. Day 4: Melbourne – Alice Springs (B,D) Day 22: Depart Christchurch (B) Day 13: Sydney – Auckland (B,D) Fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs (not included). Visit the School of the Air After breakfast, transfer to Christchurch Airport for and the Royal Flying Doctor Service before enjoying a ‘Be My Guest’ home- Transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Auckland (not included). Enjoy a your onward flight. cooked, gourmet barbecue dinner at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature welcome reception and dinner this evening. Hotel: The Stamford Plaza, 2 nights. Centre. Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort. Day 14: Auckland (B) Day 5: Alice Springs – Uluru (B) Start your day with a guided sightseeing tour of Auckland followed by a free

Travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges to the Ayers Rock afternoon to explore at your leisure. Resort. Free time before traveling to the Uluru sunset viewing area to watch the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 Day 15: Auckland – Rotorua (B,D) nights. Depart Auckland, traveling through King Country to Rotorua. On arrival, visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park to discover the native flora, mineral springs and Day 6: Uluru and Kata Tjuta (B) perhaps a kiwi. A traditional Hangi dinner and cultural performance is included this View the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise, then learn more about the rock evening. Hotel: Millennium Hotel Rotorua. art and stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains Day 16: Rotorua – Queenstown (B) to Kata Tjuta and take a walk at Walpa Gorge before watching the sun set. Transfer to Rotorua airport for your flight to Queenstown (not included). Hotel: Day 7: Uluru – Cairns (B) Millennium Hotel, Queenstown, 3 nights. Join an Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your An_angu artist will provide cultural insight, explaining the meanings of local Day 17: Milford Sound (B,L) totems, and help you paint your own memento. Fly to Cairns in the afternoon Journey along the shore of Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau to Milford Sound. Enjoy lunch (not included). Hotel: Shangri-La Cairns, 3 nights. and a cruise on the Sound before returning to Queenstown. Day 8: Cairns (B)

Day 18: Queenstown (B,D)

Today is free for you to explore Cairns at your leisure or take an optional tour. A free day to explore Queenstown or take an optional tour. This evening, dinner is served at the restored historic Railway Shipping Office, the BoatShed. Day 9: Great Barrier Reef (B,L,D) Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef where you Day 19: Queenstown – Franz Josef (B,D)

can snorkel or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from a semi-submersible. Travel from Queenstown across Haast Pass and past Lake Wanaka to Franz Josef. An Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. Enjoy a delicious optional helicopter flight over the glaciers is available (weather permitting). Hotel: meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront this evening. Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef.

Includes Airport transfers 21 nights’ quality accommodation Meals and touring as noted Travel by luxury coach

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Inspiring Australia 13 day small group guided tour

Tourism & Events Queensland

Destination NSW

Day 1: Palm Cove (D)

breakfast at the hotel before traveling to Curtin Springs, a million-acre cattle helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and property, for a barbecue lunch After lunch continue to Kings Canyon Resort for relax as you sail past the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and small secluded coves. This a delicious dinner at Carmichael’s Restaurant. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. evening is free for you to explore Sydney. Hotel: Day 7: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs (B,L,D) The Langham, Sydney, 2 nights. Join the 3.72-mile Rim Walk at Kings Canyon and see the ‘Lost City’, and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. Afterwards reboard the coach and travel along the Day 12: Sydney (B,D) Day 2: Daintree National Park (B,L) Mereenie Loop Road, through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs. See the sights of Sydney and Eastern suburbs on a Join your Indigenous Guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and Tonight, dine on a Bush BBQ dinner under the stars. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Alice morning sightseeing tour followed by a VIP guided gain rich insight into the deep relationship the local Kuku Yalanji people have Springs Lasseters Hotel. tour of Sydney Opera House. This evening dine at with their land. Enjoy lunch in the Daintree Village. the iconic Bennelong restaurant for dinner. Day 8: Alice Springs – Sydney (B) Day 3: Great Barrier Reef (B,L) Visit the School of the Air to learn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn Day 13: Depart Sydney (B) Meet with your fellow travelers for a welcome reception followed by dinner at Nunu Restaurant, overlooking the stunning crystal-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.

Board a wave piercing catamaran for your cruise to Agincourt Reef, at the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Choose to snorkel (equipment provided) or you can stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub. Watch the fish-feeding from the unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory.

about how each organization provides lifelines to those living in the outback. Your tour concludes after breakfast. A hotel transfer is Transfer to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to Sydney (not included). Hotel: included for your onward flight. The Langham Sydney. Day 9: Sydney – Blue Mountains (B,D)

Travel to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park and view the iconic Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout. Get off the wellFly from Cairns to Ayers Rock (not included). There is free time before traveling worn track for short walks to secluded lookouts and perfect panoramic vistas. to the domes of Kata Tjuta for a guided walk. Return to Uluru to witness the Arrive at your hotel for free time before joining your group for a delicious meal spectacular sunset and color changes while enjoying a glass or sparkling wine featuring produce sourced from local Blue Mountains suppliers for dinner. and snacks. Hotel: Desert Gardens Resort, Ayers Rock, 2 nights. Hotel: Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains.

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Day 4: Cairns – Uluru (B)

Day 5: Uluru (B,D)

Day 10: Blue Mountains – Hunter Valley (B,L,D)

After breakfast you will have the opportunity to take a walk around part of the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole. Visit the Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into the history of the local An_angu people. Tonight, dine under the stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.

Good food, great wine and stunning scenery are included today as you travel to the Hunter Valley. Indulge with exclusive private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional tasting lunch. There is free time to relax and explore this afternoon before joining the group for dinner. Hotel: Voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley.

Day 6: Uluru - Kings Canyon (B,L,D)

Day 11: Hunter Valley – Sydney (B)

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Departs Apr 7; Aug 25; Oct 6; Nov 10, 2020. Feb 2; Mar 2, 2021.

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Australia’s Southern Splendors 14 days

Daniel Tran

Day 1: Melbourne Arrive Melbourne and transfer to your accommodation. Day 2: Melbourne (B,L) Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne’s beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover artisan and specialty retailers, and see quirky cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture and learn of historic tales in these walkways. Soak in the city via all your senses and engage with passionate creatives. Morning tea is included before a bistro lunch with a glass of wine.

Visit Victoria

activity over the past 2 million years, the 7000 volcanoes of the Western Plains are now extinct, but the resultant savannah is pasture to a rich wool growing area a wonderful example of Australia’s great range lands. Pass Lake Corangamite, the largest permanent lake in Australia, often covered with prolific birdlife. Day 7: Melbourne – Hobart (B)

Day 13: Cradle Mountain – Launceston (B,L) Learn more about the many endemic fauna and flora species of the region whilst enjoying picturesque views of the spectacular craggy peaks of Cradle Mountain. After lunch return to Launceston.

After breakfast, enjoy a free morning in Melbourne before transferring to the Airport Day 14: Depart Launceston (B) for your flight to Hobart (not included). On arrival transfer to your accommodation. After breakfast, transfer to Launceston Airport. Day 8: Bruny Island (B,L)

Today, discover everything that makes Bruny Island amazing. See Australian fur seals and little blue penguins as they forage for food in the clear waters of the channel. Discover Victoria’s best kept secret - a coastal wine region full of hidden treasures Taste local produce on the Island and see the iconic Cape Bruny Lighthouse, that from native wildlife to gourmet produce. Enjoy stunning coastal walks or spectacular towers above the wild sea cliff coastlines below. private art collections. Feed kangaroos and koalas then taste award winning wine Day 9: Hobart (B) all just one-hour from Melbourne.

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Day 3: Mornington Peninsula (B,L)

Day 4: Melbourne – Wye River (B,L,D)

Enjoy the day at leisure - you may like to stroll through Hobart’s legendary Salamanca Markets and visit one of Tasmania’s many attractions.

Join a small-group tour and stroll through a National Park looking for wild koalas, cockatoos and kookaburras. Walk quietly up to a wild mob of kangaroos Day 10: Tasman Peninsula (B,L) on the plains and in open Bushland. Help create habitat for a wild koala by Explore the geological features of the rugged Tasman Peninsula and visit the Port joining our “Make a Home for Clancy” conservation project. Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania’s famous convict settlement site and see Tasmanian Devil before returning to Hobart. Day 5: Wye River - Great Ocean Road (B,L,D) See some of the world’s most spectacular coastal scenery as you follow the Day 11: Freycinet National Park (B,L) Great Ocean Road to the surging surf coast and walk in the magnificent rainforests of the Otway National Park. Travel through Port Campbell National Park, looking out for wildlife. View nature’s handiwork at the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge and hear stories about the terrible shipwrecks of the past.

Enjoy a scenic drive along Tasmania’s East Coast to the Freycinet Peninsula. Explore the unsurpassed beauty of the Freycinet National Park and take an interpreted walk to the world-famous Wineglass Bay lookout for some stunning photo opportunities. Day 12: Freycinet National Park – Cradle Mountain (B,L)

Continue your journey to Launceston for an introductory tour to Tasmania’s largest northern city; explore the scenic Cataract Gorge where the Tamar River forces its way View the coast in the dramatic morning light before returning to Melbourne through sheer rocky cliffs. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning winery before traveling across the vast grasslands of the Western Plains. Created by intense volcanic to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain National Park. Day 6: Great Ocean Road – Melbourne (B,L)

4 nights’ accommodation Melbourne 3 day/2-night Great Ocean Road small group tour including accommodation, touring and meals 2 night’s accommodation Hobart 5 day/4-night Icons of Tasmania small group tour including accommodation, touring, breakfast and lunch daily

One night’s accommodation Launceston

Mornington Peninsula Private tour including lunch

Melbourne Lanes and Arcades including lunch Bruny Island tour, including lunch

Breakfast daily Hotel transfers

FROM $5,139 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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A Journey to Dreamtime

Sydney, Red Centre and Reef

13 days

11 days

Destination NSW

Day 1: Arrive Sydney On arrival in Sydney, you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon take in the sights of Sydney from the water on a Sydney Harbour cruise. Day 2: Sydney (L) Discover what Sydney has to offer on a morning tour. Join a guided walking tour of Sydney Opera House and a city tour that takes you past St Mary’s Cathedral, Macquarie’s Chair, the Harbour Bridge and more.

Tourism & Events Queensland

listed Daintree Rainforest. Day 10: Port Douglas A free day to explore at your leisure. Take a walk along Four Mile Beach, explore trendy Macrossan Street, visit the village of Kuranda or ride above and through the rainforest with a journey on Skyrail. Day 11: Port Douglas departure Your journey ends with a transfer to Cairns Airport.

Day 3-4: Sydney A free day to enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens; travel out to the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley, learn to surf on Bondi Beach or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Day 5: Sydney – Uluru (D) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ayers Rock (not included). The remainder of the day is free until late afternoon, when you dine on a three-course meal under the stars at the Sound of Silence Dinner. Day 6: Uluru – Kata Tjuta Rise early to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area and watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight before traveling to Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Later, join a tour around the base of Uluru and then witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset. Day 7: Uluru – Port Douglas Transfer to Ayers Rock airport for your flight to Cairns (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Includes 10 nights hotel accommodation, choice of hotel grade Sydney city sightseeing tour Sydney Harbour lunch cruise Sounds of Silence dinner Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour Uluru Base and Sunset tour Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch Daintree Rainforest tour including lunch Airport transfers

Cruise out to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and discover an underwater world of colorful corals and marine life. You can choose to swim, snorkel or dive or stay dry and view from a glass-bottom boat. Day 9: Daintree Rainforest (L) Journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the splendor of the World Heritage72

Day 1: Adelaide

Day 10: Darwin - Kakadu National Park (B,L)

You will be met on arrival at Adelaide Airport and transferred to The Mayfair Hotel for an overnight stay.

Travel into Kakadu National Park. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre, cruise on Yellow Water Billabong and see the rock art galleries at Nourlangie.

Day 2: Adelaide - Kangaroo Island (B,L)

Day 11: Arnhem Land 4WD Adventure (L)

Transfer to Cape Jervis to board the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Meet your guide and tour the island to see wildlife in its natural environment.

Travel by 4WD vehicle into Arnhem Land. Learn about traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation.

Day 3: Kangaroo Island - Adelaide (B,L)

Day 12: Kakadu National Park - Darwin (L)

Experience Flinders Chase National Park and see the colony of fur seas at Cape du Couedic, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch before returning to Adelaide.

Explore the World Heritage area of Ubirr, board the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River and visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.

Day 4: The Ghan Overnight - Adelaide - Alice Springs (B,L,D)

Day 13: Depart Darwin (B)

Transfer to the Rail Station and board The Ghan for your journey to Alice Springs. Marvel at the stunning Flinders Ranges as the sun sets. Day 5: Alice Springs (B) Witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla enroute to Alice Springs. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Day 6: Alice Springs - Uluru (B,D) Transfer by coach to Ayers Rock. With Uluru as the backdrop, experience a Night in the Field of Light and watch the colored lights of the 50,000 glass spheres come to life over drinks and dinner. Day 7: Uluru (B) Watch the sun rise over Uluru followed by a walk around the base and an afternoon at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).

Day 8: Great Barrier Reef Cruise (L)

Day 8: Uluru - Alice Springs - The Ghan Overnight - Darwin (B,D)

FROM $1,589 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia

Fly from Ayers Rock to to Alice Springs. On arrival transfer to the Ghan for your journey to Darwin. Day 9: Darwin (B,L) Enjoy an Off-Train excursion to Katherine Gorge before arriving in Darwin for an overnight stay.

After breakfast, transfer to Darwin Airport.

Includes 2 nights The Mayfair Adelaide, including breakfast 1 night/2-day Best of Kangaroo Island including one night’s accommodation, touring and some meals 2-night The Ghan journey from Adelaide Darwin, including meals with select wine, beers and soft drinks 1-night Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters including breakfast 2 nights Desert Gardens, including breakfast 3 nights Adina Apartment Hotel, including breakfast 3 day/2-night Kakadu and Arnhem Land guided tour including two nights’ accommodation, touring and lunch A Night in the Field of Light Uluru Highlights and Kata Tjuta Domes tours Coach transfer from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock, and return by flight Private airport or rail station/hotel transfers throughout

FROM $5,999 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


Australian Coastal Adventure 15 days

Tourism Australia

Day 1: Perth

Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

Day 9: Kangaroo Island to Sydney (B,L)

Transfer from Perth Airport to your hotel for a two-night stay. The afternoon is Visit Flinders Chase National Park, the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. free to relax or explore at your leisure. Return to Adelaide and connect with your flight to Sydney (not included) and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay. Day 2: Rottnest Island (B,L) Cruise from Perth to Rottnest Island and explore the protected nature reserve Day 10: Sydney (B,L) with white-sand beaches, secluded coves and native wildlife. Day 3: Perth to Exmouth (B)

After a leisurely morning, board a luxury cruiser for a progressive lunch to the most scenic parts of Sydney Harbour.

Transfer to Perth Airport for your flight to Exmouth (not included). On arrival at Day 11: Sydney Exmouth, transfer to your accommodation for a two-night stay. See the inner sanctum areas of Sydney Opera House during a backstage tour, followed by a BridgeClimb of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Day 4: Ningaloo Reef (B,L) Cruise out to Ningaloo Reef to watch and swim with the Humpback Whales. Day 12: Sydney to Cairns (B) This unique encounter with whales is an extraordinary lifetime experience. Day 5: Exmouth to Perth (B)

Transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Cairns (not included) and transfer to your hotel for a three-night stay.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Perth (not included) and then transfer Day 13: Daintree & Cape Tribulation (B) to your Perth hotel for an overnight stay. Visit the ‘oldest continually growing rainforest in the world’ at night! Cruise the Daintree River and explore the Daintree at night to view nocturnal wildlife. Day 6: Perth to Adelaide (B) Transfer to Perth Airport for your flight to Adelaide (not included). On arrival, Day 14: Great Barrier Reef (B,L) transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. Day 7: Barossa Valley (B,L)

Explore the pristine waters and snorkel the fringing reefs surrounding the Frankland Islands.

Wine and Food! Join a small coach tour to South Australia’s premium wine Day 15: Depart Cairns (B) region, The Barossa Valley. After breakfast, transfer to Cairns Airport. Day 8: Kangaroo Island (B,L,D) Kangaroos and More! Transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, meet your guide and enjoy a full day touring visiting the North Coast and Seal Bay.

Includes Three nights Crown Metropol Perth Experience Rottnest by Bike and Lodge Lunch Two nights Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, Exmouth Humpback Whale Swim Tour Two nights Mayfair Hotel Adelaide Barossa Food and Wine Experience One-night Kangaroo Island, Mollys Run, including dinner Round-trip airfare from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island Two days touring including a home baked morning tea, an elegant lunch in the bush including beer, wine and soft drinks and admission fees Three nights Sydney, Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney Opera House Backstage Tour BridgeClimb Sydney Harbour Long Lunch Three nights Cairns, Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort Frankland Islands Day Tour Daintree Afternoon and Nocturnal Tour Breakfast daily Round-trip airport/hotel transfers

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

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Rail Journeys Australia

The Great Southern

The Indian Pacific

With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide feels like nowhere else in Australia. Relax with everything taken care of on board including fine dining, premium wines and world-class hospitality, as you’re transported on a journey from buzzing cities to diverse landscapes and natural marvels.

From the spectacular heights of the majestic Blue Mountains to the beautifully barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, this is truly a journey of contrasts. The Train’s four day/three-night, 2704-mile journey from Sydney and Perth is punctuated by a range of wonderful, included, Off Train Experiences that allow guests to immerse themselves in each of the unique environments the Indian Pacific travels through.

Off Train Experiences (included)

Off Train Experiences (included)

Grampians: Enjoy a breathtaking walk in the natural surrounds, take in the panoramic views of the Grampians from a lookout or sample some of the region’s best wines at local wineries.

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

Rail Journeys Australia 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

Canberra: Spend the day exploring your choice of the National War Memorial and Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia or the National Museum of Australia. Or, discover the delights of the Food and Wine Trail. Northern NSW Coast: A variety of options to suit your fitness level and interests. After exploring along the Urunga Boardwalk and travelling to Forest Sky Pier at the Sealy Lookout (310m above Coffs Harbour) you can decide on discovering the harborrside markets, historic jetty before enjoying time at the beach. Or, make the most of Coffs Harbour’s beautiful beaches with an entire morning spent seaside. For the golf enthusiasts, there is also an option to enjoy nine holes at the Bonville Golf Resort, one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses. Twelve Apostles: Set off on a road trip by coach through regional Victoria to the unforgettable Twelve Apostles, a majestic collection of crumbling pillars rising from the Southern Ocean.

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

Hunter Valley: Meander through the picturesque and historic vineyards of the Hunter Valley, where you can sample wines from both world-renowned brands and boutique cellar doors and indulge in a sumptuous lunch. Inaugural season departs December 6, 19 – January 30, 20. Departs once a week throughout December and January yearly. Journeys can start in Brisbane or Adelaide. Longest duration is 4 days/3 nights (Brisbane to Adelaide) vice versa. Choice of Gold or Platinum Service. Price per person twin share, from: 1,658

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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: 945


Rail Journeys Australia

The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition

Having celebrated 90 years of outback crossing in 2019, The Ghan is a truly authentic Australian Adventure following the footsteps and camel tracks of Australia’s pioneers. 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. Onboard you will find sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of your fellow travelers on this all-inclusive experience.

Ready yourself for a unique and epic experience, exploring the wonders of Australia’s vast interior through the heart of Australia on the Ghan Expedition. Beginning in Darwin, this four-day, three-night 1851-mile tour will take you to some of the most remote yet captivating parts of Australia in. Your adventure through the country’s vast, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience as you travel in the air-conditioned comfort of Platinum or Gold Service by night and by day enjoy the unique Off Train Experiences.

And when the train stops, the adventures begin. Choose from a huge range of included off-train experiences to create your own rich and rewarding personal journey through Australia’s outback and beyond. Off Train Experiences (included) Katherine: Cruise down Katherine River as the large rock formations of the Gorge tower over the calm water or discover the raw beauty, dramatic landscapes and isolation of the outback at the Katherine Outback Experience. Learn more about the rich history and culture of the Katherine region through the fascinating interpretations of Indigenous rock art dating back 40,000 years on the Art Cruise. Optional upgrades to flights over the Gorge available. Alice Springs: Visit Alice Springs Desert Park, home to 200 desert animals and 400 plants, for an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s desert environment. Explore the iconic sites of the Alice to discover its significant place in Australian history on the Alice Explorer. 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.

Off Train Experiences (included) Katherine: Relax as you discover the grandeur of Nitmiluk Gorge on a leisurely boat cruise, join a Nitmiluk Gorge Rock Art cruise to see rock art dating back 40,000 years or visit the Katherine Outback Experience that celebrates the life on the land through real horse-starting and working demonstrations entwined with live music and humorous bushtales. Upgrades available for a flight at Nitmilik Gorge. Alice Springs: Travel to the West MacDonnell Ranges and walk through the towering cliffs of Simpsons Gap or visit the sights of Alice Springs including The School of The Air, the Royal Flying Doctor Base and the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame followed by an outdoor barbecue dinner under a chandelier of stars. Upgrade your Off-Train Excursion for a scenic flight over Uluru. Coober Pedy: Visit all the hot spots of Coober Pedy including the underground Serbian Orthodox Church, the grassless golf course, the Dog Fence and The Breakaways. Discover the beauty and history of Australia’s national gemstone at the Umoona Opal Mine and Museum, one of Coober Pedy’s original attractions and the Opal capital of the world on the Opal Experience. Price includes: Cabin accommodation (Gold or Platinum Service), all meals and a selection of beverages onboard and Off Train Experiences.

Departs once a week, 10 months a year. Journeys can start in Darwin, Alice Springs or Adelaide. Longest journey is 3 days/2 nights (Adelaide – Darwin vice versa across all trains). Choice of Gold or Platinum Service. Price per person twin share, from: 1,806

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

Price per person twin share, from: 2,682

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Australia & New Zealand Rental Cars

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

(AU) Group B Auto Kia Rio or similar

(NZ) Group P Intermediate SUV

(NZ) Group V Premium Van

Toyota RAV4 or similar

Hyundai imax or similar

(AU) Group C Intermediate Auto

(NZ) Group G Compact SUV

Toyota Corolla or similar

Holden Trax or similar

Avis Australia Includes: – Unlimited miles (except 4WDs & remote regions) – Concession Recovery (CRF) – Premium Location Surcharge (PLS) – Excess Reduction, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) (nil 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

(AU) Group E Full Size Toyota Camry or similar

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

92

86

Group C - Intermediate

95

88

Group D - Standard

95

88

Group E - Full Size

99

92

Group P - Full Size Elite

125

115

Group V - Full Size Van

123

114

Group K - SUV

110

102

Group W - Full Size 4WD

167

156

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

Avis New Zealand Includes: – Unlimited miles – Airport/Wharf fee – Loss Damage Waiver (LWD) (nil 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. 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

Group C - Compact Hatch

90

86

Group G - Compact SUV

95

90

7-13 days

96

90

Group E - Full Size

112

107

Group K - Hybrid Eco

121

114

Group P - Intermediate SUV

109

103

Group F - Full Size SUV

128

122

Group W - Premium AWD

157

149

Group D - Intermediate

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

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Australia & New Zealand Motorhomes

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

Cascade

Ultima Plus

River

Beach

Ultima

Sleeps up to 2 Kiwi or Aussie cuisine on the built in BBQ -

Choice of double bed or two singles Built in BBQ, gas stove & microwave Solar power Plenty of storage External table Toilet and shower Fridge DVD player with flat screen

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Ultima Plus

Cascade

Sleeps up to 2 adults +1 child

Sleeps up to 4

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

Beach

A Stylish way to travel -

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

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River

Sleeps up to 4

Sleeps up to 6

Unparalleled personal space

Space and storage for families

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

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


Rental Options:

maui Australia/New Zealand

Maui Winery Havens from US$143

Price Includes: – Unlimited mileage – Airport transfers to/from depot (NZ) – Vehicle Liability (Liability deposit applies) – Third-party property (deductible applies, reduced by purchasing additional) – 24-hour customer service helpline – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – In-Dash Media Unit with GPS and CamperHelp

Driver Requirements: Full driver’s license in English and drivers must be over the age of 21.

Not Included: – One-way rental fees – Public holiday surcharges – Select location fees – Fuel, bond and Security deposit – Road User Recovery Fee (NZ) – Gas bottle refills – Extra driver fee – Tolls and Traffic Notices – Optional liability reduction

All maui motorhomes are self-contained, can be bike rack fitted if required (NZ only), automatic and guaranteed under two and half years on fleet. Upgrade to a maui Elite, which guarantees the vehicle has been on fleet for under 12 months.

Australia Rental Locations: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. New Zealand Rental Locations: Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown. Roadlink X1 In-dash Media Unit

Inclusive Pack

All maui motorhomes are fitted with a Roadlink X1 In-Dash Media Unit. This multi-function unit includes radio, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, WiFi hotspot, telematics technology featuring road hazard notifications, CamperHelp with operational motorhome ‘how to’ videos, Campermate where you can find and book campgrounds and activities and locate fuel stops, plus view the reverse camera (where fitted) and much more.​

maui Australia

maui New Zealand

Price per day, from*:

Price per day, from*:

maui Ultima

74

maui Ultima

65

maui Ultima Plus

82

maui Ultima Plus

68

maui Cascade

86

maui Cascade

75

maui Beach maui River

98

maui Beach maui River

79

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.

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From just AU$55 and NZ$55/day, an inclusive pack includes: Reduction of liability to nil Single vehicle rollover cover WiFi including 1GB of data Extra Drivers Linen Exchange Picnic Table and Chairs Baby/Booster seat Portable fan heater Snow chains (NZ) Ask us about Early Bird discounts and long hire discounts

* prices are based on Flex Rates effective October 21, 2019. Please call for competitive rates at time of booking.

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Manawatawhi / Three Kings islands

Cape Reinga

North Island

Kaitaia

Kerikeri

Wellington 121

Kaikohe

Whangarei

Wanganui Dargaville

294

170

Waitomo Caves

339

273

94

Tauranga

236

142

101

97

286

192

103

53

Warkworth Coromandel

Taupo 50

Rotorua

Pukekohe

213

258

161

211

Palmerston North

433

273

277

322

295

483

Paihia (Bay of Islands)

221

99

107

191

184

186

145

371

New Plymouth

201

157

191

186

89

140

111

411

256

331

411

291 286

47 277 126

66 185 129

374 95 206 175

347 66 178 146

535 255 245 336

67 228 459 151

423 144 364 223

465 184 134 264

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

263

91

208

206

158

351

117

323

254

354

Franz Josef

424

224

Dunedin

199

Christchurch

Blenheim Distance in miles (0.62 mile = 1km)

Haast

Picton Nelson Blenheim

Westport

Wanaka

Greymouth Hokitika

Picton

Franz Josef Glacier

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Ross

Rangiora Fox Glacier Lake Tekapo

Haast

Waipara

Pegasus Bay

Akaroa

Geraldine

Mt Aspiring Nat’l Park

Greymouth

Timaru Waimate

Wanaka Arrowtown

Cromwell

Oamaru

Queenstown Fjordland Nat’l Park

Alexandra

Te Anau

Otago Peninsula

Dunedin Winton

Gore Balclutha

Invercargill

x au ve

Riverton/ Aparima F Bluff o

Milton

Kaikoura

Christchurch

Ashburton

Lake Pukaki

Hanmer Springs

Temuka

Milford Sound

ait St r

Stewart Island/ Rakiura

80

Westport

Pahiatua

Masterson

Greytown

SOUTH ISLAND

Carterton Featherston Martinborough Wairarapa

Cape Palliser

Wellington

ait

266

Hastings Waipukurau

Feilding Dannevirke Palmerston North

Marlborough Sounds Levin Queen Charlotte Otaki Sound Paraparaumu

Str

465

Waiouru Taihape

Wanganui

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


NEW ZEALAND 100% Pure, New Zealand is home to varying landscapes of bubbling mud pools, spectacular fiords, majestic glaciers, steaming volcanoes, rolling hills and rugged coastlines. Taste award-winning wines like Sauvignon Blanc or play a round of golf on an internationally acclaimed course, with stunning backdrops at every tee. Māori culture is an important part of New Zealand, and there are abundant opportunities to understand and experience the history and the present-day form of Māori life. Experience a traditional welcome ceremony at the Māori cultural village and share in a ‘hangi’ feast of chicken and sweet potatoes. View nature in the wild, with pods of dolphins at your side as you kayak a tranquil bay in the Abel Tasman National Park or view the majestic sperm whales off the coast of Kaikoura.

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Auckland

Cordis Auckland

SKYCITY Grand Hotel

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

Sophisticated and modern, SKYCITY Grand hotel rooms are developed to provide guests with a sense of staying in a boutique urban lodge, reflecting natural colors, materials and textures throughout. Complimentary uncapped WiFi and all the standard facilities you’d expect of an international five-star hotel are available such as day spa, fitness center, indoor lap pool, gymnasium, sauna and spa. The Federal Street dining precinct boasts seven award-winning restaurants by world-renowned chefs, with something to suit everybody along with the Sky Tower and SKYCITY Casino being right on the doorstep.

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Hilton Auckland

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

Sleek rooms, gorgeous views, the perfect location - have it all at Hilton Auckland. The waterfront hotel is situated 980 feet out to sea on Princes Wharf, and has sundecks, private balconies and walls of windows for views of the harbour you won’t find anywhere else. Located a quick walk from the city center and Viaduct restaurants, shops and nightlife. A 24-hour concierge team is happy to set up sightseeing tours during your stay. The heated outdoor lap pool has a window at one end for amazing views of the harbour - the only underwater viewing point in Auckland. Enjoy an expertly mixed cocktail whilst watching the harbour activity at Bellini Bar, or experience the freshest seafood available in FISH Restaurant.

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DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Welcome to

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

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Auckland

Hotel Grand Windsor

Grand Millennium Auckland

Heritage Hotel Auckland

The elegant five-star boutique hotel transports guests to the opulence, glamour and luxury or gilded age. From the sumptuous lobby and sweeping grand staircase to the character filled rooms within, you will be charmed by the eclectic mix of the old and the unexpected. A stay at the hotel allows guests to experience a level of style and old-world sophistication where traditional values, exceptional standards and friendly service create personal and unique memories.

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

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

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SO/ Auckland

Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart

M Social Auckland

SO/ Auckland is a sophisticated lifestyle hotel, bursting with local energy in the heart of the city. Positioned in the upscale Britomart precinct, the hotel is moments away from the waterfront and Auckland’s finest shopping and dining. The luxury 130 room hotel is an avant-garde masterpiece of design using the region’s volcanic origins as inspiration.

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

M Social Auckland is made for the modern traveler and is built around the design experience. The hotel weaves contemporary design to ensure that you never have more than you want, or less than you need. Superbly located right on Auckland’s waterfront with state-ofthe-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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FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

While staying, you can experience HI-SO the most-talked-about rooftop bar in town and dine at Harbour Society where the Michelin-starred Chef reinterprets French culinary classics. Take a moment to unwind with a treatment at SO/ SPA, take a dip in the indoor pool or work out at SO/ FIT gym.

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Auckland

SKYCITY Hotel

Auckland Māori Luxury Tour

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.

See the very best sights of Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and the Waitakere Ranges on Auckland’s West Coast, learning about the fascinating Māori culture that is integral to New Zealand on this small group tour. Combine a great introduction to Māori Culture with seeing ancient volcanoes, the Auckland Domain, Parnell, Tamaki Drive with the golden sands of Mission Bay and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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PRICE GUIDE: $

Grand Mercure Auckland

Bush & Beach Wilderness Experience

Enjoy great views of the mystical volcano Rangitoto Island. Visit the Arataki Visitor Centre at the gateway to Auckland’s famous West Coast with its soaring cliffs and stunning, volcanic black sand beaches. Walk in a subtropical rainforest, admire Kauri trees and New Zealand’s iconic Silver Ferns. Learn the flora and fauna’s Māori names plus their importance as food and medicine. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, lunch and park fees.

Private Auckland Tour including Airport Transfer

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

Private Auckland Wine & Dine Tour

Matakana Coast Wine Country is home to some of the best kept secrets that New Zealand has to offer. On this private tour, choose to include local producers of honey, cheeses, yoghurts, wine, chocolate, ice cream, organic blueberries, and oysters. Marvel at a huge Kauri tree, Waiwera or enjoy swimming at magnificent Orewa Beach. Departs: Daily from 9am (or as requested). Duration: 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and refreshments. PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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

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

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Auckland

Discover the Bay of Islands

All Blacks Experience

Bush & Beach Hobbiton Express Tour

Take a scenic drive north of Auckland via the Hibiscus Coast to the Bay of Islands, a haven for people who enjoy water activities and the beauty of uncrowded sandy beaches and native forests. Upon arrival, visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds and see a traditional Māori meeting house and a huge waka (war canoe), before joining a pre-booked afternoon activity.

The All Blacks Experience is a guided encounter that connects you to the history, culture and people who have made the All Blacks such an important part of New Zealand’s story. Through the use of innovation and technology it will provide a full sensory, interactive, and immersive experience for visitors to celebrate New Zealand’s rugby heritage, bringing together the stories of our rugby legends, the drama and excitement of test match rugby, and the mastery and legacy of the All Blacks into a unique, world class attraction. Featuring a fully immersive Haka experience that puts you in front of the full force of an All Blacks haka, as well as zones where you can try your kicking, catching, line-out and accuracy skills against the All Blacks. Departs: Daily from 9am (10am May-Sept). Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours. Includes: Entry, guided tour and 15-minute access to the interactive zone.

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.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Bush & Beach Coromandel Day Tour

Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves

The Gourmet’s Food & Wine Tour

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

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.

Travel by ferry to Waiheke Island and enjoy succulent fresh oysters, award-winning olive oil and other locally produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards. Your local guide provides an entertaining and informative commentary along the way. Visit an award-winning olive oil mill, followed by two vineyards, each offering a range of gourmet tastes to accompany their wines. Treats may include oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, wild honey, the famous local green herb spread and artisan cheeses. Afterwards, enjoy a platter lunch at one of the top vineyard restaurants. Return to Auckland by ferry, or perhaps spend the night on the Island. Departs: Daily (except Apr 1, 25 and Dec 25). Duration: 6.5 hours. Includes: Ferry transfer and lunch.

Board the ferry to cruise from Paihia to Russell and wander through the cafés and museums along the waterfront, before returning and starting your journey back to Auckland. Alternatively, you can board a cruise to Cape Brett and travel through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’. 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 whitesandy beach. The return walk down to the beach takes approximately 80 minutes (walk subject to guide’s discretion). Departs: Daily at 7am. Duration: 12 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, lunch and Driving Creek Railway admission. Note: Reasonable walking ability required. PRICE GUIDE: $$

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

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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Bay of Islands

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Welcome to

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Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

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

Sophisticated and elegant, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs glows in morning light as the sun rises to reveal panoramic views across the Pacific. Home to an award-winning golf course, a world-class spa sanctuary and three private beaches, Kauri Cliffs is experiential travel at its best. Accommodation is offered in 22 guest suites overlooking the Pacific Ocean, as well as three four-bedroom Residences and a two-bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Each suite has its own private balcony, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. Includes: Pre-dinner drinks and canapés, gourmet dinner, full breakfast, daily lunch, non-alcoholic mini-bar and use of selected lodge facilities.

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 WiFi internet access. The hotel’s restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner and features a guest lounge bar and an outdoor pool. Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

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The Sanctuary Bay of Islands

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

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

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

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

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Bay of Islands

Discover Cape Reinga Day Tour

Footprints Waipoua Twilight Encounter

This full-day trip takes you to the iconic Cape Reinga lighthouse at New Zealand’s northernmost tip, where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. On the way you’ll discover the wild beauty of an untouched region rich in Māori culture and tradition - from its rolling hills to its breathtaking coastline. Get up close to ancient giant Kauri trees at Puketi Forest, speed along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach, dig for pipis and experience the thrill of sandboarding down massive dunes at Te Paki Stream. Experience another Kiwi icon: a delicious fish and chips lunch at Houhora. Departs: Daily from Paihia, Russell or Kerikeri from 7am. Duration: 11 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

Join a local Māori guide and be introduced to the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world. These sentinels have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Culture and Nature collide here in a sensory experience of a lifetime.

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Experience the affinity and the deep spiritual respect that Māori have for forests. Let your senses experience what it truly feels like to be insignificant in that moment. Drown yourself in the thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends and be hauntingly mesmerized by the spine-tingling chants and song. Join the worldfamous night tour for a spiritual awakening. Witness the transition of time and space as the sun sets on an ancient theater. Seize the memories of these timeless treasures. Departs: Daily at 5pm (Mar-Sep) and 6pm (Oct-Feb). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers in Hokianga and Māori guide.

Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

The Hole Experience - Scenic Flight & Landing

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

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

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The Coromandel

The Barn

LUXE

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

Welcome to

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

A luxury barn featuring soaring timbered ceilings and filled with natural furnishings, books and antique china. Open plan living and dining rooms open through French doors to a sheltered patio draped with grapevines, or an outdoor terrace and open fire. Source your ‘inner chef’ in the fabulous kitchen, or, for a group of four, arrange a Chef to create a special dinner, accompanied by fine New Zealand wines. Your bathroom offers a slipper bath, walk-in rain shower and luxurious New Zealand toiletries by Nellie Tier. Head to Cooks Beach for an invigorating walk to Lonely Bay. Hahei, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove are just a short drive from The Barn.

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort is situated on the slopes of Mount Pauanui, the ideal location for discovering the Coromandel Peninsula. This relaxed mountain resort features 48 luxurious chalets nestled into the native bush. Dine in relaxed ambience by the fireplace or on the deck overlooking Pauanui. Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort offers complimentary WiFi and use of the heated pool and spa pool, sauna, gym, tennis court, bikes and guest laundry. The resort is 2,600 feet away from the 1.8-mile long sandy beach and can be reached in under two hours from Auckland.

Includes: Daily breakfast provisions, complimentary bottle of wine, WiFi and access to all facilities. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Nestled in native bush, just a short walk to Cooks Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, this luxury lodge offers four spacious suites. Each suite has a King bed draped with fine linen, spacious ensuite with bath, walk-in shower and luxury Nellie Tier toiletries. The Estuary Suite, with its expansive terrace and outdoor fire, is perfect for honeymooners. The lodge solarium opens to decks and gardens leading across a small bridge to pristine Lonely Bay Beach and Cooks Beach. The Library and Snug is the spot to curl up with a book or listen to beautiful music. Explore the marine reserve at Hahei, visit Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

Oceans Resort Whitianga

Nestled on the western shore of the beautiful Mercury Bay, next to the Lost Spring Thermal Pools, the Oceans Resort offers direct access to Buffalo Beach. Offering quality beachside accommodation, each one or two-bedroom apartment at Oceans Resort has a modern fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven and dishwasher. All include laundry facilities and an open-plan living area with a DVD/CD player and satellite TV. There is a heated outdoor pool, tennis court and a children’s playground, and guests can rent bikes to explore the area further.

Includes: Breakfast daily, locally sourced in-room refreshments, including a bottle of house wine and complimentary WiFi.

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Bay of Plenty

White Island Rendezvous

Bay Explorer Island and Wildlife Cruise

Welcome to

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

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

Tour of White Island

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

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

Waimarino Glowworm Tour

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Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary Tour While you can see glowworms elsewhere in New Zealand and paddle a sea kayak in many places around the world, this is the only place that combines the two for a magical and truly unique experience.

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

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The tour begins with some light refreshments beside the lake. As the sun begins to set, you will be briefed on how to kayak by the guides before launching onto picturesque Lake McLaren at twilight. Paddle your kayak up the lake and prepare to be blown away by the mysterious canyon. With the night sky and stars above, glowworms glittering the canyon walls, and all the reflections in the still water below. Departs: Daily before sunset. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Refreshments, kayaking and safety equipment.

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Rotorua

Solitaire Lodge New Zealand

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Regent of Rotorua

Welcome to

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

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

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

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

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

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Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

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

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $


Rotorua

Sudima Lake Rotorua

Ibis Rotorua

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Sudima Lake Rotorua sits right on the shore of mystical Lake Rotorua with breathtaking vistas across the water. This well-appointed home away from home is just a short stroll from Polynesian Spa and the vibrant town center. It has all the facilities and features you’d expect from a four-star hotel, as well as a few that set it apart like its geothermally heated pools and spas, and optional on-site Māori cultural show and hāngī dinner.

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.

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

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Distinction Rotorua Hotel

Geothermal Wonderland Tour

Te Ra + Kai Ngawha (Steambox Experience)

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

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 fumaroles, 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.

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

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Rotorua

Rotorua City Sights

Māori Village Experience at Mitai

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Tamaki Māori Village Evening Cultural Experience

Kaituna Whitewater Raft

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

Snake through steep native bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome rapids and three waterfalls including world-renowned 23-foot Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! Blended with touches of Māori culture, this trip offers it all. Departs: Daily at 8:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers. 100% Pure NZ Award Winner.

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Redwoods Treewalk and Nightlights

Mount Tarawera Volcanic Crater Experience

A Rotorua must do! Experience Rotorua’s iconic Redwood Forest from above and up close to these 118-year-old giants. This suspended 40-minute ecological walk captures the beauty and ambiance of the forest from a bird’s eye perspective. By night, the Treewalk transforms with illuminated lanterns. Daytime for nature and nighttime for magic. Departs: Daily from 9am. Duration: 40 minutes. Includes: Entry fee.

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Waikato

Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Superbly located in the center of Hamilton along the Waikato River, Novotel Tainui Hamilton offers 4.5-star comfort for travelers. Featuring well-appointed rooms with silence guaranteed, a comfortable bed and harmonious colors – from the minute you doze off to the moment you wake. Start your day fresh with breakfast from the light filled restaurant or on the terrace adjacent to the Waikato River, a delicious selection widely enjoyed by guests. Contemporary décor and natural light make the restaurant a perfect choice to enjoy a meal, paired with a delicious locally infused menu and New Zealand beverage selection. Take time to stroll the beautiful river walks or explore the Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Museum and other local attractions within walking distance of the hotel.

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

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Hidden Lake Hotel

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Located on the shores of Lake Te Koutu in Cambridge, Hidden Lake Hotel is a boutique property blending modernity with heritage architecture to reveal a new style of Waikato accommodation. Built with sustainable design aesthetics overlooking a treed domain, Hidden Lake Hotel is a place where guests can unwind in rooms that really let nature in. Featuring local organic produce in the scenic D’Arcy’s Garden restaurant the hotel prides itself of showcasing the best New Zealand has to offer. Rooms feature contemporary styling, superior appointments and technical luxuries. Enjoy designer interiors and scenic outlooks while being pampered with share plates, local wines and spa treatments in the luxurious day spa.

In the heart of New Zealand, experience the real Middle-earth™ and step into the lush pastures of the Shire™ with a guided tour of Hobbiton™ Movie Set, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep and beef farm as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will then escort you around the movie set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous filming locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be taken around the 12-acre set; past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn. Departs: Matamata i-SITE daily from 8.45am and The Shire’s Rest Matamata daily from 9am. Duration: 3 hours and 2 hours. Includes: Exclusive Hobbit Southfarthing beverage to conclude your own ‘Hobbiton Movie Set Adventure’.

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Welcome to

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

Ngarunui Beach, Raglan. Jordan Tan

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Taupo

River Birches Lodge

LUXE

Tongariro Lodge

LUXE

Welcome to

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

Tongariro Lodge was established in 1982 by legendary angler and guide Tony Hayes and has earned an excellent reputation for gourmet dining, the finest accommodation, quality outdoor activities and the most experienced fly-fishing guides in New Zealand. This iconic Lodge is located in beautiful park-like grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo at the foot of New Zealand’s outdoor playground – the World Heritage Tongariro National Park. The heart of the lodge has comfortable lounges, open fires and trout fishing trophies of the past adorning the walls. With access to over 40 rivers and three lakes Tongariro Lodge guides offer the most diverse range of rainbow and brown trout fly fishing opportunities in New Zealand. LUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Hilton Lake Taupo River Birches is the closest five-star luxury lodge to the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Located in Turangi, on the southern edge of Lake Taupo, the lodge is at the heart of outdoor pursuits in New Zealand’s Central North Island. The inclusive door to door guided Tongariro Crossing is an essential walk for many guests, while yearround fly fishing on the iconic Tongariro River, white-water rafting, mountain biking, and other scenic walks are right on the doorstep. If you choose to simply relax, listen to the native birds in the tranquil garden setting and enjoy locally sourced gourmet food prepared by Anthony, the resident chef accompanied by fine wines, River Birches is the place to stay. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast packages are also available as well as packages including exclusive guided fishing tours or a guided Tongariro Crossing. Just three bedrooms provide the comfort, attention to detail and superb service we all desire when getting away from it all. All rooms and hair products and bathrobes. Alternatively, you can select The Cottage, a cedar clad, architecturally designed, three-bedroom property, ideal for groups and families with unique riverside environment of the Tongariro River. A sumptuous hamper of gourmet breakfast provisions is provided daily for guests to enjoy at their own convenience. Taupo Kayayking Adventures

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

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Taupo

Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park

With a magnificent location on the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo and a flawless reputation of excellent service and cuisine, it is easy to see why this hotel is a favorite with travelers. Luxurious suites with spa baths and stunning lake views are included in the selection of elegantly furnished room types. Two on-site restaurants offer plenty of selections: Edgewater serving signature à la carte options for dinner, and the Beach 243 offering casual all-day dining options. Both restaurants along with the Lakefront Lounge Bar look out over Lake Taupo.

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

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Voyager Apartments, Taupo

Tongariro River Rafting and Raft Fishing

The 18 junior suites and luxurious one and two-bedroom villas, with clean burning fireplaces, outdoor furnished balconies have sensational views to Lake Taupo.

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

The Tongariro River is world renowned for its trout fishing. Yet a lot of the best fishing is in the unreachable upper river, unless you are in a raft that is. Let the experienced fishing guides take you down the upper reaches of the Tongariro to tackle some of the best pools on the river. However, the Central Plateau is home to more trout fishing rivers than just the Tongariro and we can access these by raft or 4X4. Offering more than backcountry fishing, whitewater rafting, guided mountain bike and E-bike trips, or just freedom bike hire are available. Departs: Daily. Duration: 1 hour to multi-day. Includes: Hotel transfers from Taupo central, Turangi and National Park village.

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The Kinloch Manor

Perfectly placed, sitting above the shores of Lake Taupo, and the entrance to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, is this new uber-luxury lodge and golf course, The Kinloch Club. Set on a 254ha spectacular setting above the shores of Lake Taupo, this luxury lodge and resort that opened in 2016 features New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole Links Golf Course which has been voted #1 course in New Zealand twice by PGA professionals. The Lodge’s wild adventure offering includes New Zealand’s most popular day hike, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing plus world class flyfishing, white water rafting, forest and lakeside cycling tracks. Back at the lodge, return to the spectacular whiskey and Champagne bar with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the golf course to Lake Taupo, two restaurants with cuisine featuring the philosophy of ‘Estate to Plate ’ - organic and 100% pesticide free produce from the owners private estate and award winning designer accommodation.

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Taupo

Ultimate Outdoor Experience

Hukafalls Jet

SELF DRIVE Experience the Central North Island - 10 days

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

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

Nothing gets you closer to the base of the magnificent Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. Get set for a thrilling half-hour jet boat ride, filled with world famous 360-degree spins, adventure and stunning New Zealand scenery. Hold on tight as the state of the art jet boat travels on the Waikato River at speeds of up to 50 miles an hour leaving you with your heart pumping with adrenaline, and a smile from ear to ear as you pass native bush, sheer rock faces and natural hot water streams. Hukafalls Jet have been operating since 1990 and have an outstanding track record of professionalism and safety. Departs: Daily (except Dec 25), every 30 minutes from 8.30am-5pm (Oct-Apr) and 9am-4pm (May-Sep). Duration: 30 minutes. Includes: Hotel transfers available on request.

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Skydive Taupo

A Taste of Taupo by Floatplane

Day 1: Auckland – Hamilton Collect your rental vehicle and drive from Auckland to Hamilton. Stop at the Waitomo Caves to see the glowworms and perhaps participate in other adventures on offer. Day 2: Hamilton – Rotorua Stroll through Hamilton Gardens driving to Matamata, home of the Hobbiton Movie Set for a tour before continuing to Rotorua. This evening enjoy entertainment and a Māori hangi dinner. Day 3: Rotorua – Taupo Enjoy a free morning in Rotorua before traveling to Taupo. Day 4: Taupo Cruise Lake Taupo and view the 46-foot high Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings. Your afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Day 5: Taupo – Tongariro National Park Drive to the Ruapehu region; visit the Tongariro and Whanganui National Parks with their breathtaking volcanoes and rivers. Day 6: Tongariro National Park – Hawke’s Bay Today, make your way to Napier and join a two-hour Art Deco walk. Day 7: Hawke’s Bay – Gisborne Drive from Napier to Gisborne in Eastland, the first region in the world to see the sunrise every day. Day 8: Gisborne - Whakatane

Begin your skydive experience in style as you are chauffeured from your local accommodation to the base in Skydive Taupo’s stretch limousine. You’re in safe hands with your expert tandem skydiving instructors who will fully brief you and get you geared up before you board the pink and white plane designed with unique Māori patterns, for a spectacular scenic flight. Be in awe of the outstanding views of this magnificent region as you climb to either 12,000, 15,000 or 18,500ft. Take the leap of faith and experience up to 75 seconds of freefall with speeds up to 125 miles per hour! Be sure to keep your eyes open and enjoy the breathtaking views. Additional add-ons include exclusive camera packages where your footage is professionally edited with the soundtrack of your choice. Departs: Daily at 10am, 12pm, 1pm and 3pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Limousine pickup within Taupo or return shuttle from Rotorua.

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

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

Free time in Gisborne before continuing along the Pacific Coast Highway, around East Cape to Whakatane. Day 9: Whakatane - The Coromandel Join a half-day tour to White Island before driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to The Coromandel. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the iconic coastline, perhaps visiting Cathedral Cove or Hot Water Beach. Day 10: The Coromandel - Auckland Free morning in The Coromandel before making your way to Auckland and returning your rental vehicle at Auckland Airport. Includes: Nine nights’ accommodation, 10 days car hire including Co-pilot kit, GPS and unlimited mileage, Hobbiton Movie Set tour, cruise on Lake Taupo, 2-hour Art Deco Walk and a White Island tour. per Northland person twin share, from: 1,725 Bay Price of Islands,


Ruapehu

Nightsky Cottage

Chateau Tongariro Hotel

The Nightsky Cottage is a new deluxe Eco-retreat located on the edge of Tongariro National Park. The Nightsky Cottage takes guests away from light pollution, allowing you to stargaze through the skylights each evening. The cottage is set in one hectare of protected native Manuka and mature beech trees and is accessible via a private 164foot boardwalk. Offering two bedrooms, with king-size beds, the selfcontained cottage is 968 square feet and has a full kitchen, cozy wood fire, lounge area and outdoor veranda with a barbecue as well as a private picnic area in a native bush clearing. Each room looks out into the native bush providing you with 100 percent privacy.

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

Welcome to

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

A wide range of activities are available nearby including hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, cycling, river rafting or taking scenic flights. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Rocky Mountain Chalets

The Powderhorn Chateau

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

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

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

Tongariro National Park. Monwilai Seriputra

In-room amenities include SKY TV, mini-bar, fridge and internet access. The hotel has two licensed bars and restaurants and features an indoor heated plunge pool.

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In-room amenities include SKY TV, mini-bar, and WiFi access. The hotel has two great licensed dining options on-site and features an indoor heated pool for guest use.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $ 97


Ruapehu

Tongariro Crossing Lodge

A family-run boutique lodge, Tongariro Crossing Lodge caters for travelers seeking personal attention in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With spacious and comfortable suites, the lodge offers a unique retreat in which to relax and recharge after your adventures in and around Tongariro National Park. Set among beautifully maintained gardens, Tongariro Crossing Lodge has a style and character of its own. Guests love the warm hospitality, immaculately clean suites, complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi, and relaxing with a refreshing drink in the cozy lounge bar or on the sunny terrace. Offering hearty breakfasts with freshly baked bread served in a special silver service style, as well as packed lunches, transport booking service and expert tips on exploring this special area.

Adrift One Day Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Whanganui River Adventures

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

Take a journey to the historic Bridge to Nowhere deep within the Whanganui National Park. The jetboat departs Pipiriki with a 55-minute ride through spectacular deep river gorges covered with lush native vegetation. Take an easy grade 40-minute walk that follows in the footsteps of early pioneers. Departs: Pipiriki daily at 10am. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Qualified guide, safety equipment and refreshments.

PRICE GUIDE: $$

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Whanganui River Māori Guides

Mountain Air Volcanic Flights

Enjoy a unique experience on a Māori cultural guided journey on the Whanganui River. Visit a marae and join qualified Cultural Navigators who share their special places and stories as you traverse the Whanganui River. Departs: Daily. Duration: 5-6 hours. Includes: River transfers, professional qualified guide, and lunch.

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Forgotten World Adventures

Mount Ruapehu Sky Waka

Discover the Forgotten World Railway by rail cart, passing through stunning hill country farms, native bush and National Park. Travel through five hand-built tunnels, including the longest which is onemile. Departs: Taumarunui at 12 noon daily. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Return shuttle from Taumarunui and afternoon tea. Full-day tours are available, including combo options.

Ride the brand-new Sky Waka at Whakapapa to 6.627 feet above sea level to New Zealand’s highest restaurant, located within Knoll Ridge Chalet. Enjoy your buffet meal at The Pinnacles Restaurant Ngā Tohu alongside expansive views through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Pinnacles and the valley below. Departs: Lunch seatings at 11.30am & 1pm. Duration: 1.5 hours. Includes: Return gondola transfers and buffet lunch.

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The Park Hotel

Enjoying stunning views of Mounts Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, The Park Hotel is located right next to the Tongariro National Park - the ideal place to base your adventure experiences. The three-star hotel provides a friendly, relaxed environment for you to stay after your day’s activities. Whether you’re walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, hiking the many shorter trails, riding the Sky Waka or venturing onto a mountain bike trail this is the place to stay. King, twin and family rooms, free Wi-Fi and friendly, welcoming staff. At the end of your busy day relax in our hot spas before dinner and drinks in front of the roaring log fire in our Aspen style lodge restaurant. The Spiral Restaurant & Bar has a substantial international menu. STANDARD | PRICE GUIDE: $ 98

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Hawke’s Bay

The Crown Hotel Napier

Art Deco Vintage Car Experience

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

Tour Napier’s distinctive Art Deco heritage in style on a vintage car tour of the city. Be transported back in time to the 1930s as you learn of Napier’s tragic history and its amazing rebirth into a world-famous Art Deco city from your 1930s vintage Packard car. Your Deco-dressed local-guide will show you a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s jazz age. Visit the Napier Municipal Theatre, named in 2013 as one of the ‘Top 10 Art Deco buildings in the World’, and the National Tobacco Company building, one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand. Departs: The Art Deco Center daily on demand. Duration: 75 minutes. Includes: Hotel transfers and complimentary viewing of a 20-minute earthquake movie. Daily walking tours also available.

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Scenic Hotel Te Pania

Twilight Odyssey

Scenic Hotel Te Pania is styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke’s Bay. This modern hotel is shaped to echo the lines of the bay, offering stunning views out over the everchanging Pacific Ocean. A fresh, contemporary-style hotel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is just a short stroll from Napier’s main Art Deco street. The hotel offers 108 superior rooms and suites, all facing out to the bay with large windows. Each room includes SKY TV, WiFi, mini-bar and fridge. There is also complimentary access to Ocean Spa Complex adjacent to the hotel.

Experience the world’s first progressive winery dinner and explore Hawke’s Bay viticulture and get to know its famous wines on a scenic drive through the region’s vineyards. At Vidal Estate, appreciate the many facets of the region’s wines through interactive wine tasting paired with gourmet platters. From 1,300 feet above sea level in Te Mata Peak, enjoy the commanding views and watch the sun set with a glass of bubbles in hand. Continue to Elephant Hill or Craggy Range for the main course paired with wine. Cap off the evening with dessert and dessert wines at the Mission Estate, New Zealand’s grandest and oldest winery. Departs: Daily (Nov–Mar), and Thu, Fri, Sat (Apr–Oct). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and a three-course dinner.

Welcome to

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

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

Cape Kidnappers. Radek Strnad

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Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings. Andy Belcher

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Wellington & Beyond

Sofitel Wellington

QT Wellington

Located in the heart of New Zealand’s cosmopolitan capital, Sofitel Wellington is a refined boutique hotel within easy walking distance of the city’s most iconic attractions with an abundance of dining and shopping nearby. All guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed in rich gold and bronze tones, offering a sophisticated experience in the vibrant city center. Delight in Sofitel’s renowned gastronomy at Jardin Grill, the hotel’s elegant restaurant or savor a delightful signature cocktail at The Green Room.

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

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Greenmantle Estate Lodge

Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay

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

If location is everything, then the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay has it all. The hotel overlooks one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and offers one of the best accommodation experiences in Wellington. Offering 118 rooms including five Suites, 54 Deluxe Harbourview Rooms, 30 Superior Harbourview Rooms and 29 Superior Rooms with city views. All rooms are fully equipped for guest comfort including an LCD TV with Sky channels, fridge, minibar, iron and ironing board, plus tea and coffee making facilities.

Includes: Breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapés daily, a complimentary bottle of Prosecco on arrival, WiFi and parking. (Concierge services to assist with local dining options available).

Enjoy stunning harbour views from the One80° Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, or relax in the comfort of your room with the 24-hour room service. The Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay offers a concierge service and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility.

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Welcome to

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

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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.


Wellington & Beyond

Wharekauhau Country Estate

Wharekauhau Country Estate is a 3,200 acre working coastal sheep station with a heritage that dates back to the 1840s. Geographically bound by the jagged mountains, and sweeping river valley, the estate sits high above the Pacific Ocean overlooking the thunderous Palliser Bay. At the heart of the estate is a 16 Cottage, Relais & Chateaux hotel - Wharekauhau The lodge is designed as an Edwardian country house that brings a ‘jeans-and-boots’ mentality by day, and a sense of yesteryear elegance by evening. Think oversized fireplaces, grand chandeliers, cozy nooks, and plenty of social spaces. Using the estate as your own playground it offers a plethora of outdoor adventures. A full sporting clay target and archery range, ATV quad biking along the black-sand beach, hiking the valleys, mountain biking the ridges, or even watching the sheep and farm dogs work.

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The Hauora Spa is located on-site and is the bow that ties the threads of Wharekauhau’s living off the land story. Signature manuka honey, or grape seed oil treatments are highlights in this offering alongside various massage, facial, manicure and pedicure options. Venturing a short-drive offsite you will be able to explore the wonderful boutique wine region of Martinborough, or the Southerntip of the North Island at Cape Palliser, and its natural playground, including the famous seal colony and lighthouse. Includes: Breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and a four-course dinner daily.

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Wellington & Beyond

Grand Mercure Wellington

Māori Highlights Tour

Overlooking the Cuba Quarter, nestled between the scenic hills of Wellington and the vibrant restaurants and theaters of Cuba Street, Grand Mercure Wellington embodies all of these characteristics to tell the story of New Zealand and the coolest little capital. With 114 modern, plush guest rooms and suites, eight event spaces, a fully equipped gym, sauna and indoor heated lap pool, the hotel welcomes every kind traveler. For a unique dining experience and panoramic views, dining at Forage Kitchen + Bar is an immersive, culinary experience that showcases the finest local produce.

The Māori highlights tour provides the opportunity for you to gain a deeper understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand, via the stories of the indigenous people. The innate creativity, rich history, and innovative spirit of the Māori people is captured at Te Papa in a way nowhere else can. As the National Museum, Te Papa holds a comprehensive, holistic collection which the highlights tour brings to life, illuminating the culture with awe-inspiring taonga (treasures), innovative contemporary art, and powerful stories of survival and tenacity. Departs: Daily at 2pm (except Dec 25). Duration: 1 hour. Includes: Museum entry and guided tour. Arriving late in to Wellington? Ask about the Twilight Express Tour and discover Te Papa’s highlights on an express tour. Private tours are available, please ask for details.

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The Martinborough Hotel

Weta Workshop Tours: The Full Experience

Zealandia By Night Guided Tour

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

ZEST - Capital Tastes Tour

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

Half Day Lord of the Rings City Tour Built in 1882, this stunning heritage boutique hotel is located on the Square in the world-renowned Pinot Noir Wine Village of Martinborough. With its sloping polished wooden floors, the hotel features a mix of old-world charm with accents of contemporary décor. Suites and rooms open onto the picturesque secret garden or sweeping balcony. Union Square Bistro & Bar, owned and operated by Michelin star rated Chef Adam Newell, serves modern New Zealand cuisine with a French influence. The Martinborough Hotel is located only 90-minutes from Wellington city center or three hours from Napier, along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Includes: Complimentary WiFi and on-site parking. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$ 104

Journey There and Back Again, with the Weta Workshop Full Experience. You’ll enjoy two of the most popular tours on a guided round trip! Weta Workshop is your gateway to incredible movie effects tours in Wellington, New Zealand. Enter the worlds of Weta Workshop on tour and explore 25 years of creativity. Set off from Wellington i-SITE to discover how Weta Workshop brings imaginary worlds to life through physical effects and movie-making magic. Get up close to props, costumes, miniatures and models created for blockbuster films and hit TV series and interact with cool stuff from creative departments. Departs: Wellington i-SITE daily at 9am, 10.30am, 12pm & 1.30pm. Duration: Approx. 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, behind-thescenes documentary, Weta Cave Workshop Tour and Miniatures Stage Tour: Thunderbirds Are Go. PRICE GUIDE: $

Tour Wellington City and Lord of the Ring locations, including Courtenay Place, the Embassy Movie Theatre, Mt. Victoria, ‘Wellywood’ Wellington’s film studios and post-production facilities. Departs: Wellington Cruise ship terminal, approx. one hour after your ship berths. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Weta Workshop admission and ‘The Worry-Free Guarantee’ to get you back to port prior to your cruise ships departure. Shore Excursions available in all New Zealand Ports PRICE GUIDE: $

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Nelson & Marlborough

Bay of Many Coves Resort

LUXE

The Marlborough Lodge

LUXE

Welcome to

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

Set in a tranquil cove with beautiful views of the Marlborough Sounds, Bay of Many Coves is an exclusive retreat offering a truly unique New Zealand experience. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments all have stunning views of the cove as well as space for private dining, while the resort’s fine-dining restaurant, day spa and pool provide further comforts during your stay. The Bay of Many Coves is surrounded by an eco-marine haven, way off the beaten track. Sit out on your private balcony, taking in the most glorious views of this natural paradise, and you will understand why Captain Cook chose this area as his favored anchorage while visiting New Zealand. Watch out for dolphins and fur seals which are often spotted in the waters around the resort. When it is time to explore, Bay of Many Coves offers year-round activities, including over 3.7 miles of private walking trails that link to the internationally renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Wander down one of the many forest tracks and discover the wonderful native birds that are always plentiful in the Resort. Kayaks, dinghies and paddleboards are available to discover the bays abundant marine life too. Back at the resort, treat yourself to a blissful day spa, and afterward, world-class chefs are close at hand to create a unique culinary experience that is all yours. Marlborough Sounds. Cursula Perreten

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Starting life as a Convent in 1901 The Marlborough Lodge recently underwent a complete renovation creating a 10 suite Luxury Lodge. Retaining many historical elements and mixing those with a contemporary décor a warm, inviting environment has been created for you to unwind in after a days exploration of the stunning Marlborough Region. Nestled in 16 acres of gardens that roll seamless into the world renowned vineyards you are wrapped in an idyllic peaceful haven that provides you with space and tranquility that you can sit and enjoy or walk and explore. An abundance of produce grown on property and within the region is showcased on the ever changing à la carte menu. On-site, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, complimentary bicycles, a spring fed creek along with a separate guest entertainment building, large outdoor fireplace which are perfect to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. Just 20 minutes away lie the stunning waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. The Marlborough Lodge is the perfect base to explore all that is on offer at the top of the South Island. Includes: Breakfast, pre-dinner drink and canapés, three-course à la carte dinner daily.

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Nelson & Marlborough

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

A unique accommodation establishment built by handmade bricks and timber salvaged from the Nelson wharf which was built in 1842; the hotel is quaint in character evoking images of an old English village and is luxurious to stay in. Surrounded by well-kept gardens, the hotel is pleasantly positioned 15 minutes’ drive from the heart of Nelson. Featuring 50 rooms, the hotel boosts a mix of boutique rooms, onebedroom suites and split-level summerhouse cottages with spa. Each room is uniquely furnished with elegance, views of either the cottage gardens, Nelson mountain ranges and the Waimea inlet. The hotel also provides an on-site restaurant open for breakfast and dinner, hairdresser, jeweler, beauty salon and an outdoor solar heated pool and gym.

Seafood Odyssea Cruise

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 30 minutes’ drive to the Interislander ferry terminal in Picton. The hotel offers 54 guest rooms including superior rooms and family rooms. Facilities include the solar heated outdoor pool (Oct-Apr), spa pool, sauna, complimentary WiFi and Mondrians Restaurant and Bar.

Savor fresh Marlborough seafood, award-winning local wine in the stunning Marlborough Sounds – the perfect combination for a cruise in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the area with seemingly endless bays and coves to explore, and different scenery around each corner. Visit a king salmon farm, enjoy a seafood tasting onboard paired with a glass of wine. Departs: Picton Marina daily at 1.30pm. Duration: 3.5 hours. Includes: Seafood and wine. PRICE GUIDE: $

Taste Marlborough Wine Tour.

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson

The Marlborough Experience Package

3 days

Taste Marlborough journeys through a select number of boutique and iconic wineries, selected for their history, fabulous service and stunning range of wines. Wineries regularly included in the tour are the iconic Cloudy Bay, Fromm Estate, Forrest Estate, and the luxury winery of Hans Herzog. Departs: Daily from your accommodation in Picton or Blenheim. Duration: Approx. 7 hours. Includes: Wine tastings throughout the day. PRICE GUIDE: $

Greenshell Mussel Cruise The hotel boasts a prime location only minutes’ walk from Nelson’s landmark cathedral and main shopping district (including just a block away from Jens Hansen Goldsmiths, creators of the ring in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy). Explore the great outdoors, with three National Parks, sandy beaches, blue seas and mountain wilderness at your doorstep. Enjoy a leisurely lap in the pool, relax in the steamy sauna, or workout in the gymnasium. Sample what the region has to offer in Oceano Panorama Restaurant, indulge in the theater and entertainment at our teppanyaki in Miyazu Japanese Restaurant and cap off your day in the Port O’ Call Bar offering one of the region’s most extensive whisky selections. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $ 106

Perfect for any style of vacation, whether you desire pure relaxation or something more active and energetic. A few minutes after your hotel pick-up, you will be sampling award-winning Sauvignon Blanc over a winery lunch in the Marlborough Wine region. Cruise through the Marlborough Sounds, a huge intricate network of waterways with differing views throughout the journey and a chance encounter with local wildlife. Stay at a secluded waterfront lodge right on the Queen Charlotte Track and enjoy fabulous lodge hospitality with local wine and food each evening. During the day choose to hike, kayak, paddle board, or just simply sit back and relax in this stunning natural environment. Departs: Marlborough Airport daily. Duration: 2 night/3 day package (extensions available). Includes: Two nights lodge accommodation, dinner and breakfast daily, winery lunch and tastings on day 1, airport transfers and ferry transfers. Price per person twin share, from: 599

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Take in the natural beauty of this stunning environment; learn about the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the pioneering families who have settled here. Visit a Greenshell Mussel Farm where your launch captain will explain how and why this delicacy grows so well in the Marlborough Sounds. Departs: Havelock Marina daily at 1.30pm. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Seafood and wine. PRICE GUIDE: $


Abel Tasman National Park

Stonefly Lodge

LUXE

Lodge Based Kayak & Walk

3 days

Welcome to

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

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

Abel Tasman National Park. Laurent Davoust

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. Your expert guide shares eight generations of the Wilson family’s experience in the region. Your accommodation hosts welcome you to Beachfront Lodges with ensuite rooms, in-house bar and innovative meals featuring local specialties. In the tranquility of the evenings, relax and find time for yourself, connect with fellow travelers or revive relationships with a moonlit stroll along the beach. Departs: South: Mon, Fri, Sat and Sun at 11.30am. North: Wed at 8.30am. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Two nights’ twin/double accommodation, meals, kayak equipment and transfers from Nelson or Motueka.

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Price per person twin share, from: 1,255

Ratanui Lodge

Kayak & Walk Day Trip: Beaches, Bays & Seals

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

Kayak in the heart of Abel Tasman National Park with a Vista Cruise from Kaiteriteri into Torrent Bay. Explore the forest-fringed inlets, islands and golden beaches of this spectacular coastline. Watch the antics of seals on Pinnacle Island and try kayak sailing (weather permitting).

Includes: Continental breakfast daily and WiFi.

Then it’s your choice to return to Kaiteriteri on the Vista Cruise or take a two-hour walk around the stunning Torrent Bay inlet before your Vista Cruise pick-up. Departs: Nelson daily at 7.30am. Duration: 10.5 or 12.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, guided sea kayaking, scenic cruise and optional unguided walk.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, near Kaikoura

LUXE

Hotel Montreal, Christchurch

Welcome to

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

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

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The George, Christchurch Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses were built to provide guests a great night’s sleep in one the most beautiful places in the world. Located seven miles north of the world renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura, Hapuku Lodge shares the land with a deer stud and olive grove, nestled between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range and famed Mangamaunu Bay. A contemporary country lodge, Hapuku is composed of four luxury lodge suites, the Olive House suite and five luxury Tree Houses built in the canopy of a native Manuka grove. All rooms feature custom designed, hand-crafted furniture, tailor-made beds and mattresses, European style bathrooms with heated towel rails and floors and rain drop showerheads. The newly renovated Treehouses have large soaking tubs 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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The George is a luxury boutique hotel set beside beautiful Hagley Park and Avon River in the heart of Christchurch. Offering 53 chic and stylish rooms, two award-winning restaurants and a guest to staff ratio of one-to-one ensures an attentive and welcoming stay. The Residence is a three-bedroom beautifully refurbished villa on-site with private gardens for guests to enjoy. Located just steps from the cultural attractions of the Museum, Punting on Avon, the Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Casino, golf course, boutique shopping and a myriad of new cafés and restaurants. Complimentary WiFi, bikes, offsite gym and parking are also available.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Sudima Christchurch City

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Maruia Hot Springs

Sudima Christchurch City is a brand-new upscale boutique hotel ideally located in the Victoria precinct of central Christchurch amidst an array of cafés, restaurants and bars. It’s just a martini olive pips’ throw to beautiful Hagley Park and a short walk to Christchurch’s city center. As a contemporary hotel it features air-conditioned luxe King or Twin rooms or apartments, all equipped with a fridge, a flat-screen TV and complimentary WiFi.

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 Café, open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Escape the busy world and retreat to an award-winning off-the-grid eco-spa and natural thermal mineral springs. Located in the Lewis Pass National Reserve, discover one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets and bathe surrounded by breathtaking forest and mountain views. Accommodation is peaceful, comfortable and relaxing with all guests invited to explore unlimited 24-hour access to the hot spring pools, saunas and steam room facilities. Take time to unwind and enjoy nourishing food and wine in the restaurant or relax in front of an open fire.

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

Vices and Virtues restaurant and bar focuses on high quality cuisine, created from locally sourced sustainable produce. Pamper yourself to a treatment at the day spa, Moss, leaving feeling revitalized and refreshed.

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Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton

Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass

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

Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The five-acre property boasts a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden, making the hotel feel secluded, while only 1.8 miles from the city. Observe the hotel’s Baronial architecture before making the most of the complimentary scheduled shuttle to the city center. Enjoy the heated outdoor pool and modern fitness room. The Garden Court Brasserie serves breakfast, lunch, teas and dinner every day while the cozy Den Bar is a great place to meet friends for a refreshing drink.

Nestled in Mountain Beech forest and surrounded by the Southern Alps, Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass offers comfort and warm hospitality in a 4,000-acre nature reserve and high country merino sheep station. The lodge has 20 Mountain View Rooms and four luxurious Alpine Spa Lodges. Enjoy gourmet food and an extensive wine selection. Adventures vary to suit guests’ interests, weather and wildlife. Walk from your room into a natural paradise of Beech forest, moss-lined streams and lakes or try mustering or shearing merino sheep with the resident lodge ecologist or farm manager. Includes: Breakfast and dinner daily, WiFi, guided nature or farm/ shearing activities and other on-site activities.

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Christchurch & Canterbury

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.

Banks Peninsula & Christchurch Sightseeing

Discover the picturesque Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch. See the damage and rebuild efforts from the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Visit the scenic Lyttelton Harbour and the Sign of the Takahe. Departs: Banks Peninsula Cruise ship terminal, daily at 10.30am. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Fully guided tour and ‘The Worry-Free Guarantee’ to get back to port prior to your cruise ship’s departure. Shore Excursions available in all New Zealand Ports PRICE GUIDE: $

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On arrival at Christchurch, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car. The remainder of the day is free. Day 2: Christchurch - Mount Cook - Queenstown Collect your rental car and drive through diverse farmland to Lake Tekapo, to view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd and the spectacular Southern Alps mountain range before traveling on to Queenstown.

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. See New Zealand Fur Seals or little Blue Penguins and a variety of birdlife. Enjoy lunch at an award-winning seaside bistro and explore the French-inspired, historic village of Akaroa before returning to Christchurch via Barry’s Bay cheese factory. Departs: Daily from 8.30am. Duration: 9 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers and lunch.

Day 5: Queenstown - West Coast Glaciers

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Join your guide for a Glacier Valley Walk alongside the mighty Waiho Riverbed following the glaciers path of retreat in this remarkable landscape. After your tour, relax in the Glacier Hot Pools, a haven of natural tranquility.

A memorable drive through some of the most magnificent scenery in New Zealand to the West Coast. This remote area has a ruggedly beautiful landscape of vast rainforests, gushing waterfalls and snowcapped mountains. Day 6: West Coast Glaciers

Day 7: West Coast Glaciers - Greymouth – Christchurch

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.

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Day 1: Christchurch

Day 4: Queenstown Today, enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride on the Shotover River. The afternoon is free to enjoy some of the many activities on offer.

Dark Sky Project (Astronomy Experiences)

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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Day 3: Milford Sound Journey to the heart of Milford Sound and board a nature cruise to see the wonders of Mitre Peak and the stunning scenery before returning to Queenstown.

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Christchurch to Queenstown via Mount Cook

SELF DRIVE Southern Glacier - 8 days

Drive north to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes before returning to Greymouth to board the scenic TranzAlpine train, a journey famous for its spectacular mountain scenery as it traverses the Southern Alps to Christchurch. Day 8: Depart Christchurch Based in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the largest gold standard International Dark Sky Reserve in the world. Select from a one or two-hour evening astronomy experiences or the new 45-minute Dark Sky Experience (day time indoor astronomy experience). Immerse yourself in the stunning surrounds, pristine night skies and sophisticated viewing technologies. Departs: Daily. Includes: Evening tours include return transport, warm jackets and astronomy guides. PRICE GUIDE: $-$

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A transfer to the airport is included for your departure flight. Includes: Private transfer on arrival, seven night’s accommodation, choice of hotel grade, six days car hire choice of vehicle size including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees, Milford Sound Nature Cruise, Shotover Jet Ride, Glacier Valley Walk, Glacier Hot Pools entry, TranzAlpine rail and departure transfer to airport. Price per person twin share, from: 1,799


West Coast

Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Distinction Fox Glacier is nestled beneath the towering Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand. The hotel provides comfort, privacy and location, whilst being a short stroll to Fox Glacier village. After a day of sightseeing, escape into the luxury of your spacious and beautifully appointed king or twin bedroom and breathe in the fresh alpine air from your own balcony. Relax and relive your day’s activities in the upstairs guest lounge either in front of the roaring fireplace or whilst taking in the expansive views. Enjoy a choice of 50+ SKY TV channels and make use of the complimentary WiFi to share your experiences with family and friends.

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

Welcome to

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

Includes: Breakfast daily.

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

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FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Te Waonui Forest Retreat is the only luxury property of its kind in the area. The retreat is nestled in the lush bush with views of the natural environment at almost every turn. Located in Franz Josef, the retreat offers easy access to the many natural wonders of the South West World Heritage Area. Mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, coastline, and native flora and fauna all lie in wait at the doorstep for visitors to admire and explore. Set amongst the treetops, the on-site restaurant offers a five-course degustation dining experience like no other.

Set in a superb alpine location, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier consists of two wings within the hotel, each with its own charm and atmosphere. The hotel offers 130 rooms, including mini-bar, fridge, three private spa pools on-site and complimentary WiFi. Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier is a haven for visitors seeking the experience of a lifetime in the heart of the West Coast.

Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

Hooker Valley. Fraser Gunn

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West Coast

Glacier Valley Walk

Franz Josef Glacier Heli Hike

The spectacular Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk is a two hour (approx.) return walk up the glacier valley. Experience the Franz Josef Glacier at its most dynamic, with some of New Zealand’s best hiking guides.

After a thrilling flight, land high on the glacier to undertake a 2.15 hour guided hike. Be guided 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 at 8.30am, 8.45am, 10.45am, 11am, 1pm and 1.15pm. Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours. Includes: Helicopter flight, guided glacier walk and entry into the Glacier Hot Pools.

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

PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Fox Trail – Terminal Face Walk

This is an extraordinary way to experience the West Coast backcountry. Departs: 63 Cron St, Franz Josef daily at 10.15am and 2.15pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Entry to Glacier Hot Pools. PRICE GUIDE: $

Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing The Fox Trail Terminal Face Walk is perfect if you prefer to leave the glacier untouched by your footprints. This guided walk winds its way up the Fox Valley to a viewpoint where you can see the ever-changing face of Fox Glacier. Your guide will bring the walk alive with their amazing knowledge of the terrain. At the “front” of the glacier, known as its Terminal Face, the Fox River emerges from the ice and you may be lucky enough to witness an ice collapse. Flanked to the west by the Southern Alps and to the east by the Tasman Sea, the West Coast region is a rugged, stretch of native forested land, lakes, mountains, farmland, wild coastline and the location of Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. The Twin Glacier flight departs from Fox or Franz Josef Village and flies over both the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, soaring first over the townships and then following the ice flow high up into the upper reaches. Land in the snow at the head of one of the glaciers and survey the path the glacier has carved below you. Departs: Daily, between 8am and 5pm (weather permitting). Duration: 30 minutes. Includes: Helicopter flight with one snow landing and full commentary.

PRICE GUIDE: $$ 112

Your guide will point out that the glacier ice you can see is covered in moraine (rockfall and debris). This is occurring because the glacier is currently in a phase of retreat, and glacial valley walls that have been held up by the ice for thousands of years, are now exposed and are collapsing onto the glacier. The Fox Trail requires moderate fitness and you will spend up to two hours walking over valley terrain, which can be challenging in some places. Departs: Fox Glacier Guiding Building daily 9.10am and 2.20pm (Apr-Sep), 11.10am and 4.20pm (Oct-Mar). Duration: 2.5 hours. Includes: Use of leather boots, wool socks, waterproof raincoats, over trousers, mittens and hats if required.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Queenstown

Azur

LUXE

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

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

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

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

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. Colindamckie

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

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Queenstown

Hulbert House

Kamana Lakehouse

Scenic Suites Queenstown

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

The highest altitude accommodation in town, the beautiful boutique hotel presents sweeping views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. A peaceful retreat in the adventure capital of the world. This elegantly designed, 4.5-star hotel, located only 5 minutes from Queenstown, features 73 double occupancy rooms and provides comfortable ensuite accommodation with functional contemporary design. Nest Kitchen & Bar entices with a flavorful Mediterranean inspired menu, and a seductively lit setting with floor to ceiling windows for awe-inspiring views, a fine selection of New Zealand gins and wines.

Spacious, well-appointed suites are ideal for families, executive travelers, and long stay visitors to the region, seeking superior accommodation that makes the most of Queenstown’s spectacular surrounds. Close to entertainment, dining and shopping precincts, as well as the region’s major attractions and activities, Scenic Suites Queenstown presents a modern accommodation option in this premier destination.

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

Includes: Breakfast daily, complimentary parking and unlimited WiFi.

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Hidden Queenstown

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

Heritage Queenstown

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

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

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

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


Queenstown & Te Anau

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Te Anau

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

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

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Hotel St Moritz, MGallery by Sofitel

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

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.

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

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Includes: Complimentary WiFi.

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Boutique Wine Tour of Central Otago

TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak & Barbecue Lunch

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

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Wilderness Paradise Tour

Dart Wilderness Jet

Shotover Jet

World-famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate within the spectacular Shotover Canyons. Take a unique, breathtaking 25-minute ride through dramatic and narrow canyons and hold on tight for the famous full 360˚ spins and more. Located only 10 minutes from Queenstown, Shotover Jet operates on the Shotover River, the richest gold-bearing river in New Zealand. Departs: Daily every 15 minutes from 8.30am to close. Duration: Approx. 1-1.5 hours. Includes: Transfers from The Station Information Centre, spray and life jackets.

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A quest to the head of Lake Wakatipu, full of myths and legends. A full day to explore, with short walks and a thrilling jetboat ride with Dart River Adventures deep into Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy lunch at Kinloch Lodge and a scenic Tesla adventure with your personal guide. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: Approx. 8 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, knowledgable guide, Dart River Jets adventure (shared), refreshments, and gourmet lunch at Kinloch Lodge.

Journey from Queenstown to Glenorchy by coach then experience a wilderness jet boat ride deep into the World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park. A forest walk at ‘Paradise’ and a back road Heritage tour showcases spectacular scenery used in many Middleearth movies. Departs: Station Information Centre Queenstown daily (except 25 Dec) at 8am and 12pm (Sep-May) and 12pm (Jun-Aug). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, spray and life jackets.

PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Safari of the Scenes

Dart River Funyak

Hollyford Track Guided Walk

3 days

Located in the Fiordland National Park, the Hollyford Track is one of the greatest guided walks in New Zealand. You will be transported from the wilderness to the sea, traversing the Hollyford Valley by foot, jet boat and finally helicopter. Along the way your expert guide will bring to life the diversity of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife as well as captivating stories of early Māori families. Enjoy first-rate cuisine and personal service along the way in comfortable private lodges. Explore the magical side of Middle-earth Aoteroa. This small group tour visits all the highlights of the area featuring the best scenery, which makes them a favorite for everyone. A choice of half-day adventure tours around Arrowtown or Glenorchy or combine both into a full day adventure with lunch. Departs: Daily from 8am (full-day) and 1.30pm (half day). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Refreshments.

An amazing journey deep into Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an awesome 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: Station Information Centre Queenstown daily (except Dec 25) at 7.45am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Lunch and wetsuits.

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Departs: Queenstown (except Apr) and Te Anau from 6.30am. Duration: 3 days/2 nights. Includes: Hotel transfers, two night’s accommodation with shared facilities, meals, pre-departure briefing, jet boat journey, scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound, use of backpacks and rain jacket and expert guides. Maximum 16 guests, 8 twin rooms. Price per person twin share, from: 1,800


Queenstown & Te Anau

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

1.5 days

Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound

Explore the majestic scenery of this world-famous fiord with your onboard nature guide. View breathtaking waterfalls and look out for seals, dolphins and penguins enroute. Upgrade to a flight back to Queenstown for the complete experience. Departs: Queenstown daily from 6.55am (May-Sep), 7:15am (Oct-Apr) & Milford Sound from 10.15am and 1pm. Duration: 13 hours ex Queenstown, 2.15 hours ex Milford. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea and coffee and lunch options. PRICE GUIDE: $

Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

1.5 days

Immerse yourself in the remote beauty of Doubtful Sound on an exclusive overnight cruise. Guests in Doubtful Sound can relax and enjoy the natural fiord, whilst utilizing the comfortable amenities of the vessel for a night. Departs: Daily from Manapouri with coach connections from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 days/1 night. Includes: Hotel transfers, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, private or shared cabins, full commentary and water activities. Price per person twin share, from: 429

Famous Routeburn Track

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

Pack your camera and experience one of the most beautiful places on earth. Milford Sound is a world-renowned natural wonder with some of the finest scenery of all the fiords. Nothing can prepare you for the incredible sights of Fiordland, where the mountains stand tall and straight out of the water. Only a very small number of people get to experience the true tranquility of the fiords from sunset till sunrise. When boarding your boat in the afternoon, be welcomed by the warm and friendly local crew. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound out to the Tasman Sea. Whilst cruising there is ample time to look out for wildlife such as seals, penguins and dolphins. Take in the incredible views of waterfalls, rainforests and mountains. The cruise is accompanied by a specialized nature guide who is on board to provide information on Milford Sound’s environment and most incredible history. As evening approaches, the boat will anchor in a sheltered cove and you can explore the fiord further and get even closer to mountains to see the rainforest that clings to the cliff’s edge using the vessel’s kayaks or tender craft. If you prefer, take a frosty dip, or simply relax on the spacious viewing deck and take in the pristine surrounds. Departs: Milford Sound daily (Sep-May) with coach connections from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 1.5 days/1 night. Includes: Hotel transfers, full commentary, refreshments, breakfast, dinner, scenic cruising, water activities and private sleeping cabins. Price per person twin share, from: 376

Experience the magic of Milford Sound up close on a guided kayaking adventure added to your choice of Encounter Nature or Nature Cruise, before coming face to face with the local marine life below the surface in New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory. Join the expert nature guides on a special cruise that takes you closer to the natural beauty of Milford Sound. The guides answer your questions while our skipper will get you close enough to catch the eye of a basking seal or taste pure water from a towering waterfall. Disembark at the underwater observatory to get a truly immersive experience beneath the surface of Milford Sound. Learn more about the story of Milford Sound before descending 30 feet into a viewing chamber to see rare black coral and colorful sea creatures in their natural habitat. Complete your day with one hour of easy kayaking with a small group in a tranquil, secluded cove. Suitable for all fitness levels, so no previous experience is required: the kayak lift lowers you into the water making it easy to get started and double kayaks are available so children five years and older can join in with an adult. Guided transfer options available from Queenstown and Te Anau Nov-Apr. Departs: Milford Sound daily at 9.30am & 12.15pm (Oct-Apr), 9.45am (MaySep) & 1pm (year round). Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Cruise, one hour of kayaking, underwater observatory and picnic lunch.

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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Day Cruise

Milford Sound Heli Cruise

Fiordland Heli Escape

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 the Wilmot Pass through dense rainforest. Board your modern catamaran at Doubtful Sound and cruise for three hours, exploring the serene waterways of this magical and isolated fiord. Your on-board nature guide will point out waterfalls, rainforest and mountains all the way out to the Tasman Sea. Doubtful Sound is also home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and the rare Fiordland-Crested penguin. On return, passengers are treated to the ‘sound of silence’ where the vessels engines are turned off. Departs: Manapouri daily with coach connections available from Te Anau and Queenstown. Duration: 7.5 - 14 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, tea and coffee. Lunch options are available.

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

Go further by taking the Milford Sound flight and a Mitre Peak Cruise to experience the Fiordland National Park from the sky, land and water. An alpine landing tops off this exploration of a UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness. Departs: On demand from Queenstown. Duration: 4 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers.

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

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Price per person twin share, from: 1,510

The Milford Sound & Big 5 Glaciers Trip

Glowworm Caves - Te Anau

Gondola with Buffet Dinner

This one-hour flight showcases some of Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Park’s largest glaciers, the impressive peaks of the Southern Alps and Milford Sound. Each flight is guaranteed to see at least five major glaciers, although not world famous like the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, these are kiwi secrets often reserved to advanced mountaineers. Departs: Queenstown at 8am (Oct-Apr) & 9.30am (MaySep). Te Anau daily at 10.15am, 2pm & 7pm (additional departures OctApr). Duration: 1 hour. Includes: Hotel transfers. Thorough pre-flight briefing with your pilot and live in-flight pilot narrated commentary.

Board the Luminosa, a 75-foot luxury catamaran, and cruise across Lake Te Anau to the western shore. Disembark and join a specialist nature guide for an above and below ground experience. Your guide will explain aspects of the cave and its various inhabitants, above ground and below the ground, and through a twisting network of limestone passages filled with the whirlpools and waterfalls of the Tunnel Burn Stream. Follow the path deep underground before transferring into small boats to drift silently below thousands of glowworms inhabiting a silent, hidden grotto. Re-trace the steps out of the caves and return to Te Anau by catamaran. Departs: Te Anau daily at 10.15am, 2pm and 7pm, additional departures Oct–Apr. Duration: 2.15 hours. Includes: Scenic lake cruise, glowworm cave tour, tea and coffee.

Located at the top of the iconic Skyline Gondola in Queenstown, Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style dinner. The stunning views are a perfect match to the menu of iconic New Zealand and international cuisine - from fresh seafood to prime cuts, there’s something for everyone. Departs: Dinner bookings available from 4.30pm-8.45pm. Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Return Gondola and Buffet Dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant.

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

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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

Camp Estate at Larnach Castle

Distinction Dunedin Hotel

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

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

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

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

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Larnach Lodge

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Larnach Lodge is a unique recreation of a colonial farm building set in 35 acres of award-winning Castle Garden. Rooms are individually decorated in a colonial style and all have private facilities. Every room has a dramatic sea view. Lodge guests are invited to dine in a Castle dining room.

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

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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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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The Brothers Boutique Hotel

Monarch Wildlife Cruise and Tour

Relax in a European style family run and owned boutique hotel close to inner city amenities. The Brothers offers a mixture of convenience, history, charm, elegance and tranquility, with the building retaining much of its original grandeur. There are 15 bedrooms, all with tiled ensuites. It is a six-minute walk downhill to the city center.

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

Includes: Continental breakfast daily in the dining room, an evening welcome drink between 5-6pm in the Guest Lounge and car parking.

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Taieri Gorge Railway & Dunedin Sightseeing

BOUTIQUE | PRICE GUIDE: $

Elm Half-Day Wildlife Encounter

The unique Taieri Gorge Railway, rated one of the top rail journeys in the world, with its numerous viaducts and tunnels. In the afternoon enjoy a comprehensive city sightseeing tour of Dunedin City together with the worlds steepest street and beach suburbs. Departs: Daily at 9am. Duration: 7.5 hours. Includes: Return train tickets and ‘The Worry-Free Guarantee’ to get back to port prior to your cruise ships departure. Shore Excursions available in all New Zealand Ports PRICE GUIDE: $

The Seasider Experience New Zealand’s best wildlife tour, a multi-award-winning wildlife and conservation activity. Providing scheduled ‘peninsula encounter’ and exclusive ‘wild coast explorer’ wildlife tours, with guides offering an exciting, and memorable experiences around the Otago Peninsula. These tours are unrivalled in their close viewing of rare wildlife within an exclusive penguin conservation area. Wildlife seen on tours include penguins, albatross, sea-lions, fur seals and many other marine and wading birds. Other tour options can include a Royal Albatross tour or a ‘Monarch’ boat cruise to provide alternative viewing to an already ‘wow’ activity. Departs: Daily from 1pm (Apr-Sep) and from 3pm (Oct-Mar). Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Entrance fees. Walking is required to reach the animals. Average level of fitness needed. Tunnel Beach, Dunedin. Dmitrii Sakharov

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The Seasider is an exciting return rail journey, which takes you on the spectacular section of coastal railway line between Dunedin and Waitati. The journey offers excellent views as your travel along Otago Harbour to climb the cliff tops, emerging from the bush and onto the picture-perfect scenery of the Pacific Ocean and the incredible view over the dazzling Blueskin Bay. Departs: Daily at 11.10am (Dec-Mar) (subject to change). Duration: 2 hours. Includes: Rail ticket. PRICE GUIDE: $

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Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience 19 day small group guided tour Experience the magical beauty of New Zealand’s snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, geothermal mud pools, sandy beaches, wilderness lakes and mighty glaciers aboard a luxury 20-seater coach with like-minded travelers.

Ask about our other Ultimate Small Group Tour options: 19-day Ultimate Discovery 16-day Ultimate Explorer 10-day Ultimate South Island 9-day Ultimate North Island Christmas, New Year and Solo Tours also available. Grand Pacific Tours Ultimate Coach

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Real Journeys

Grand Pacific Tours

Graeme Murray

Day 1: Arrive Auckland (D)

Day 9: Wellington - Kaikoura - Christchurch (B,D)

Day 17: Dunedin (B,D)

On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. Meet your traveling companions over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Auckland.

Board the Interislander Ferry to travel across the Cook Strait to Picton where you will board the Coastal Pacific for a spectacular rail journey down the East Coast. Meet your Ultimate Coach in Kaikoura to travel onward to Christchurch. Hotel: The George or similar, 2 nights.

Drive along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle and wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Enjoy a city tour and free time this afternoon.

Day 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach for a city tour of Auckland, before traveling to Matakohe for an informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel to Paihia and enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, 2 nights.

Day 10: Christchurch (B)

Day 3: Bay of Islands (B)

Day 11: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Fox Glacier (B,D)

A free day to select from one of the many optional activities available, including the Cape Reinga coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular scenic flight.

Board the renowned TranzAlpine to travel across the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. On arrival board your Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika and Fox Glacier. Time/weather permitting, experience an optional scenic flight over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel: Distinction Fox Glacier.

Day 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D) Explore the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran, visiting Otehei Bay, Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. Visit the Parry Kauri Park before returning to Auckland. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Auckland. Day 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,D) Travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic 1-mile trip back in time and then on to Glenbrook Station for morning tea. Continue to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park for a unique behind-the-scenes tour. Hotel: Regent of Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 6: Rotorua (B,D) Start your day with a gondola ride at the Skyline Rotorua and buffet breakfast. Continue to the Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment, followed with free time. This evening view the boiling mud pools geysers at Te Puia followed by a Māori Hāngi and concert. Day 7: Rotorua - Wellington (B,D) Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the spectacular Huka Falls and then on to Lake Taupo. Continue on to the Tongariro National Park and south to the capital city of Wellington. Hotel: InterContinental Wellington, 2 nights. Day 8: Wellington (B) This morning explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard the coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show, followed by free time.

Visit the International Antarctic Centre and learn more of life in Antarctica before an introductory city tour of Christchurch. Included is a journey on the Christchurch Tram followed by free time to explore at your leisure.

Day 12: Fox Glacier - Queenstown (B) Travel south along the West Coast, via the Haast Pass to the stunning town of Arrowtown before continuing to Queenstown. This evening is free to explore at your leisure. Hotel: Heritage Queenstown or similar, 2 nights. Day 13: Queenstown (B,D) A free day to explore or select one of the optional tours available. Board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw this evening and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station for a gourmet barbecue and entertainment. Day 14: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise (B,L,D) Travel via Te Anau to Manapouri and enjoy a picnic lunch as you cruise across this glacial lake. A short ride over the Wilmot Pass brings you to the boarding point to join the Fiordland Navigator for an amazing overnight experience. Overnight: Fiordland Navigator. Day 15: Doubtful Sound – Te Anau (B,D) After a hearty breakfast, head back to Deep Cove for the trip back to Manapouri. Join the Ultimate Coach to travel to Te Anau where you will enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. Day 16: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D) Travel via Gore and Balclutha and to Dunedin. At Dunedin’s historic Edwardian Railway Station, board The Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through spectacular scenery to Pukerangi. Meet your coach for the journey back to Dunedin. Hotel: Distinction Dunedin Hotel, 2 nights.

Day 18: Dunedin – Christchurch (B,L,D) Travel to the city of Oamaru and then on to Pleasant Point Museum and Railway for a short rail experience followed by lunch and time to explore the preserved heritage of the South Canterbury railway. This evening join the group for a farewell dinner with selected beverages. Hotel: The George. Day 19: Depart Christchurch (B) After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand vacation.

Includes Airport transfers Personalized meet and greet on arrival 17 nights 4.5-star accommodation Doubtful Sound Overnight cruise Most meals and small group touring Souvenir photo and VIP extras 5 Rail Journeys and 4 Cruises

Departs Sep 5, 21; Oct 5, 10, 28; Nov 14, 20, 28; Dec 18, 2020. Jan 6, 11, 28; Feb 10, 17, 26; Mar 8, 15, 28; Apr 2, 15; May 3, 2021.

FROM $7,799 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Inspiring New Zealand 10 day guided tour

Rudolf Balasko

Polynesian Thermal Spa

Day 1: Auckland (D)

Day 9: Queenstown at Leisure (B,D)

Welcome to New Zealand’s invigorating North Island hub. Spend your day at leisure before joining your Journey Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception and dinner. Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, 2 nights. Day 2: Auckland Sights (B,L) Start the day with a city sights tour taking in Auckland waterfront and North Shore. Board a ferry over to Waiheke Island. Enjoy a scenic drive to your first stop, Stonyridge Vineyard, where you’ll enjoy a tour and tastings, plus a light lunch over views of the vineyard. Depart for Rangihoua Estate, which introduces you to Waiheke’s olive growing industry, including tasting award-winning olive oils. A stop at Casita Miro will leave you enchanted with the tastes and feelings of the Mediterranean. Your tour finishes with wine tastings at the beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard, with spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf, before returning to the ferry terminal. Enjoy a free evening in Auckland. Day 3: Auckland to Rotorua (B,D) Follow the meandering trail of the Waikato River to the famous Waitomo Caves for an exclusive five-star Eco Glowworm experience. Your guide sets the scene for a cave experience where you will see glowworms, cave formations and appreciate the beauty of Footwhistle Cave. Journey to the volatile landscapes of Rotorua, where Māori culture takes center stage. Visit the Tamaki Māori Village for insights into the local rituals and traditions of this fascinating culture and enjoy a local dining experience, the delicious flavors of the Hangi cooked in the earth with geothermal steam. Hotel: Pullman Hotel Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 4: Rotorua at Leisure (B,D) Visit Whakawerawera Living Village to see bubbling mud pools and thermal springs, followed by free time to explore at your leisure or join one of the activities 124

available including a visit to Hobbiton, a spa treatment at the Polynesian Thermal Spa or a zipline adventure tour. Day 5: Rotorua – Wellington (B) Discover native flora and perhaps spot at kiwi at Rainbow Springs Nature Park before flying to Wellington (not included). Transfer to your hotel followed by free time. Hotel: Sofitel Wellington, 2 nights. Day 6: Wellington (B,D) A foodie extravaganza awaits this morning as you join a local guide to sample the delicious gourmet delights shared over fascinating stories of Welly. Embrace your inner hipster as you explore the charming Victorian architecture and savor the city’s coffee culture, visiting several local gems with an expert to indulge in the city’s specialties. This afternoon, continue to the urban eco-sanctuary of Zealandia, admiring the extraordinary efforts of conservationists who have reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife that were absent from mainland New Zealand for over a century. Day 7: Wellington – Queenstown (B) Visit the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand to see New Zealand’s fascinating culture, nature, heritage and art. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Queenstown (not included). On arrival, journey to the goldrush village of Arrowtown, followed by a tour of Queenstown. Hotel: St Moritz Queenstown, 3 nights.

Indulge your adventurous side and join a guided walk through a native beech rainforest, travel to Skippers Canyon or go on a wine tour. Tonight, join your group for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Day 10: Depart Queenstown (B) Your tour concludes after breakfast. A hotel transfer is included for your onward flight.

Includes 9 nights’ quality accommodation Meals and touring as noted Travel by luxury coach

Departs Oct 18; Nov 22, 2020. Feb 14; Mar 14, 2021.

Day 8: Queenstown (B,L,D) Your day begins in Manapouri, where you’ll embark on a cruise across the lake to travel to the heart of Fiordland National Park. Take in the beauty and vastness of remote Doubtful Sound on a Wilderness Cruise, keeping a look out for wildlife including dolphins and fur seals. Later enjoy dinner at your hotel.

FROM $5,875 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


New Zealand Marvel 14 day guided tour

Graeme Murray

Day 1: Christchurch

AAT Kings

Day 7: Dunedin – Omarama (B,D)

Day 13: Rotorua – Auckland (B,D)

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your fellow There is free time to explore the city of Dunedin before traveling along the Waitaki Today’s highlight is a visit to Waitomo to see the travelers for a welcome reception. Hotel: ibis Hotel Christchurch. underground Glowworm Grotto. Continue to River to Omarama. Hotel: Heritage Gateway Hotel. Auckland for a farewell dinner. Hotel: VR Queen Day 8: Omarama – Christchurch (B,D) Day 2: Christchurch – Franz Josef Glacier (B,D) Street. Board the TranzAlpine train for a spectacular journey over the Southern Alps to Take in the sights of Mount Cook National Park before traveling to Tekapo to see Greymouth. Visit a jade factory in Hokitika as you travel down the coast to Franz the Church of the Good Shephard. Travel across the South Canterbury Plains to Day 14: Depart Auckland (B) Josef. There is time for an optional helicopter flight over the glaciers before joining Christchurch and learn about how the city has transformed since the earthquakes Your tour concludes after breakfast. A hotel transfer is the group for dinner. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (Graham Wing). included for your onward flight. on tour of the city before dinner. Hotel: Ibis Hotel, Christchurch. Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown (B)

Day 9: Christchurch – Picton (B,D)

Travel across Haast pass and through the Central Otago to Lake Wanaka and then Travel along the rugged Pacific Ocean coast this morning to Kaikoura, allowing on to Queenstown. Hotel: Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Queenstown, 2 nights. time for an optional whale-watching flight. Continue on to the seaside fishing village of Picton. Hotel: Beachcomber. Day 4: Queenstown ‘Day at Leisure’ (B,D) Choose from a range of optional activities today or explore Queenstown on your Day 10: Picton – Wellington (B)

own. Board the TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High A free morning before boarding the Interislander ferry to travel across the stunning Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner. Sound to Wellington. Enjoy a city sights tour to discover the city’s history and culture. Hotel: Travelodge Wellington. Day 5: Queenstown – Te Anau (B,D) Discover the magnificent Fiordland National Park and explore Milford Sound on Day 11: Wellington – Rotorua (B,L,D)

a Nature Cruise before returning to Te Anau. An optional tour to the Glowworm Drive along the Kapiti Coast, through the Central Plateau and past the Tongariro Caves is available this evening. Hotel: Luxmore Hotel. National Park to Rotorua. Lunch is provided by ‘Eat My Lunch’, a charity organization that provides lunch for New Zealand school children who otherwise would be Day 6: Te Anau – Dunedin (B) going to school without. Experience an authentic Māori hangi meal and concert A relaxing morning in Te Anau before traveling through lush green sheep-grazing this evening at the Tamaki Family Marae. Hotel: Ibis Hotel Rotorua, 2 nights. country on the way to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure, or join one of the optional activities. Hotel: Scenic Day 12: Rotorua (B) Hotel, Dunedin City. Choose from a range of optional activities today or explore Rotorua on your own.

Includes 13 nights’ standard accommodation Meals and touring as noted Travel by luxury coach

Departs Apr 6, 13; May 4, 11; Jun 15; Jul 13; Aug 10, 24, 31; Sep 7; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 23, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020. Jan 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021.

FROM $3,750 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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Classic New Zealand

13 days

Graeme Murray

Fraser Clements

Day 1: Auckland

Day 6: Wellington (B,L)

Day 12: Queenstown (B,L,D)

On arrival at Auckland Airport, transfer to your hotel by private vehicle. See the highlights of Auckland this afternoon on a small-group city tour. Hotel: Hotel Grand Windsor, Auckland, 2 nights.

With a knowledgeable guide, join a walking gourmet tour and explore Wellington’s foodie scene including some favorites. Visit a boutique coffee roastery and café, enjoy cheese, honey and chocolate tastings and savor a delicious lunch with matched New Zealand wines at a top local eatery. Board the Interislander for a scenic ferry ride across the stunning Marlborough Sounds to Picton. On arrival board the Coastal Pacific for a scenic journey down the East Coach of the South Island to Christchurch. Hotel: Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a Doubletree by Hilton.

Why stop at wine when the process behind the production of both local wine and spirits can be discovered! Learn the spirit-making process, from grain to glass, with a tour of the family owned Cardrona Distillery, before sampling their awardwinning Gin, Vodka and Whiskey. Enjoy a platter lunch and glass of wine at a local vineyard before returning to Queenstown. This evening, cruise to Walter Peak Station for an evening of entertainment and a gourmet BBQ dinner.

Day 8: Christchurch – Greymouth – Glacier (B)

Day 13: Depart Queenstown (B)

Transfer to Christchurch Railway Station and board the Tranzalpine for a scenic rail journey across the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps to Greymouth. On arrival, collect your rental car and head south down the West Coast to Fox Glacier. Hotel: Distinction Fox Glacier Te Weheka Hotel, 2 nights.

Return the rental vehicle to Queenstown Airport prior your onward flight arrangements.

Day 2: Waiheke Island (B) Cruise from Auckland to Waiheke Island and board a coach for premium wine tastings at Mudbrick Vineyard and Cable Bay and Te Motu. After the tastings, discover the island further with unlimited travel on scheduled bus services around the island before returning by ferry to Auckland. Day 3: Auckland – Hobbiton – Rotorua (B,D) Travel from Auckland to Rotorua to the Hobbiton Movie Set located in the rich farmland of the Waikato Region. The location to the largest green set in the world, see 44 hobbit holes, The Mill and other movie locations before traveling onwards to Rotorua. There is free time before traveling to Te Puia in the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley for a tour of the geothermal reserve following by an evening cultural experience of storytelling, entertainment and a traditional Hangi dinner. Hotel: Regent of Rotorua, 2 nights. Day 4: Rotorua (B) Join a half-day tour of the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland featuring gushing geysers, boiling mud pools and the many colors of every tint and hue displayed in the pools, lakes, craters, steaming vents and mineral terraces. Take a 2-hour nature walk through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley so see the native flora and fauna. The remainder of the day is free to explore. Day 5: Rotorua – Wellington (B) Transfer to Rotorua Airport for your flight to Wellington (not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. Visit Te Papa Museum and join a highlights tour to learn more about the displays at the National Museum. Hotel: Grand Mercure Wellington, 2 nights. 126

Day 7: Wellington – Picton – Christchurch (B)

Day 9: Fox Glacier (B) Board a helicopter for a 30-minute flight over Fox and Franz Glaciers including a landing on one. View the incredible natural phenomenon of the glacier as it winds slowly down the carved valleys from its origin in the mountains high above. The remainder of the day is free to relax and explore the region. Day 10: Fox Glacier to Queenstown (B) Drive down the coast and over Haast Pass, through small townships and villages to Queenstown. Hotel: Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, 3 nights. Day 11: Milford Sound (B) A relaxing morning before boarding the twin-engine aircraft for a flight to Milford Sound. Land at Milford Sound Airport and transfer to the Visitor Terminal for a leisurely nature cruise the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea before returning to Queenstown by air. duatravel.com | 877 888 6227

Includes 12 nights First Class accommodation 5 days car hire including GPS, unlimited mileage, nil deductible and most fees Breakfast daily Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton Coastal Pacific and Tranzalpine Rail Journey Tours and meals as noted

FROM $4,999 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


Rail Journeys New Zealand

TranzAlpine

Northern Explorer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Coastal Pacific

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

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

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Papua New Guinea

Polynesia

Gulf Of Papua Port Moresby

American Samoa (U.S.A)

Tor res St rait

Penrhyn

Rakahanga Manihiki

Samoa

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Melanesia

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Espiritu Santo

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Vanua Lava Gaua Espiritu Santo Pentecost

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Ambrym

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Malakula

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Port-Vila Éfaté

Vanuatu

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Coral Sea

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Île Chesterfield

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New Caledonia

Noumea

AUSTRALIA

New Zealand

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Pukapuka

Erromango Tanna Anatom Île Loyauté

Île de Pins

Fiji Yasawa Group Mamanuca Group

Vanua Levu

Viti Levu Suva

Savai‘i Upolu Apia Tutuila Niuafo’ou

Tonga

Vava’u Neiafu

Suwarrow

Niue

Cook Islands Palmerston

Aitutaki Atiu

Nukualofa S O U T H PA C I F I C O C E A N

Rarotonga Mangaia

Îles De La Société Bora Bora Raiatea Papeete Huahine Moorea

Tahiti


SOUTH PACIFIC The Islands the South Pacific offer azure waters, white-sand beaches, lush tropical rainforests and remote hideaways fringed with swaying palm trees, the epitome of an island vacation. The Cook Islands are renowned for their idyllic climate, turquoise lagoons and laid-back lifestyle. Rarotonga, the largest island, features volcanic peaks, rainforest and coral reefs, whilst Aitutaki, nicknamed the Honeymoon Island, offers a picturesque lagoon and superb beaches. Fiji lies 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 crystal-clean ocean waters, Fiji is the ideal vacation destination for families, couples or simply those looking to relax.

Tourism Fiji

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. Pacific Resort Aitutaki

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Rarotonga

Crown Beach Resort & Spa

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa

Welcome to

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

Situated on the white sands of stunning Muri beach, this five-star luxury villa complex, complete with an on-site spa, offers independence and privacy in luxury surrounds. Choose from one, two or three-bedroom villas each exquisitely appointed with full kitchen and laundry facilities, a private outdoor courtyard or sundeck, and a private pool. Enjoy peace and solitude as well as the undivided attention of the gracious concierge should you desire it. It’s your vacation so you choose how you would like to enjoy it. Includes: Complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, beach towels and sun-loungers, Kids Club (6-12 Years) and daily activities.

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Little Polynesian Resort Crown Beach Resort & Spa sits on the sheltered, sunset coast of Rarotonga, just 15 minutes from downtown Avarua and 10 minutes from the airport. Enjoy pure indulgence at Crown Beach Resort & Spa, Rarotonga’s finest full-service luxury boutique resort. It is set on five acres of lush tropical gardens, nestling 36 stand-alone villas, on-site spa, located conveniently close to a dive center, two restaurants and bars, a cocktail lounge, weights room, 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 or Beachfront Villas, all 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 intimate 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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Welcome to your deluxe Polynesian hideaway. Nestled on the southern tip of Rarotonga, Little Polynesian Resort is a sophisticated playground for grown-ups. Enjoy relaxing on loungers on the white sandy beach. Cool off in the infinity pool while taking in the spectacular lagoon views. Explore the lagoon by kayak or discover the underwater world snorkeling. And at the end of the day, enjoy the romance of poolside dining, sipping cocktails while the sun sets in paradise. Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, tropical welcome drink and scented towel on arrival and use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks and standup paddleboards.

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Rarotonga

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Sea Change Villas

Royale Takitumu

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

Nestled in the quaint village of Titikaveka and on the absolute beachfront, Royale Takitumu boasts ten intimate and secluded villas all decorated in a tasteful pacific fashion.

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

With its idyllic surrounds and welcoming guests aged 18 years and over, Royale Takitumu is perfect for a romantic getaway or a special trip with loved ones, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty and warmth of this tiny nation, while taking the time to rest and rejuvenate. Includes: Welcome drink, breakfast basket and personal guest orientation on day of arrival, complimentary 100MB WiFi voucher, use of snorkel gear, sea kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, e-bikes, and access to the DVD and book library, guest barbecue and free local phone calls.

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The Edgewater Resort & Spa

Castaways Resort

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

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

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

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

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Aitutaki

Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Pacific Resort Aitutaki offers secluded luxury on an atoll. Let Aitutaki private daybed for ultimate relation. seduce you with its beauty at its most exclusive and luxurious resort. The stunning beauty of the resort’s surrounds makes it a natural Enjoy the resort facilities including an on-site spa. Explore the lagoon choice for those in search of romance in South Seas Polynesia and as by kayak, snorkel the unique Aquatic Eco Trail or explore the island by a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Pacific Resort Aitutaki bicycle. features a high level of personalized service and attention to detail. As the sun sets in paradise, sip on refreshing cocktails poolside at Black Rock Bar, or take in the magical panoramic view of the horizon from a table at Rapae Bay Restaurant, perched high above the lagoon. Those looking for a more intimate dinner setting can choose to indulge in a romantic Bedouin-style tent dinner on the beach, surrounded by flaming torches.

Multi-award-winning and known as one of the world’s leading boutique resorts, Pacific Resort Aitutaki provides an enclave of romance, refinement and luxury that beckons even the most discerning traveler. Includes: À la carte breakfast daily, fresh coconut nu on arrival and complimentary use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, bicycles, snorkeling equipment and beach towels.

Surrender to the spell of this exclusive sanctuary which offers beautifully The resort welcomes guests 12 years and older. appointed options in a variety of styles and furnishings. Limited to just 29 luxurious, absolute beachfront bungalows and villas, all with their own personal panoramic view of Aitutaki Lagoon and featuring a DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort (Adults Only)

For incurable romantics dreaming of an overwater haven, Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort (adult only) offers the only overwater bungalows and is the only private island resort in one of the most unspoilt paradises on Earth, the Cook Islands. Set in the heart of the South Pacific, this intimate boutique bungalow resort offers views of Aitutaki Lagoon, right from your bungalow. Immerse yourself in the inexplicably blue waters, relax with a scented coconut oil massage at SpaPolynesia Aitutaki, then dine on fresh seafood under a star-filled sky. There’s even a wedding planner if you want to say ‘I do’. Heavenly.

Te Vara Nui Village Dinner & Show

Aitutaki Flight-Cruise Day Tour

Te Vara Nui Village houses the most stunning entertainment venue, set in picturesque volcanic rock waterfall gardens bringing a wonderful new interactive cultural attraction to Rarotonga. The Village boasts the biggest Island Night all performed over water, including huts surrounding the entertainment center portraying history. Departs: Rarotonga Tue, Fri and Sat at 7.30pm. Duration: From 3-4.5 hours. Includes: Hotel transfers, light refreshments and dinner.

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

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Aitutaki Punarei Tour

Lagoon Cruise, Muri Beach, Rarotonga

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Te Vaka Cruise, Aitutaki

Rarotonga Earth and Ocean

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

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

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Includes: Tropical breakfast daily, return airport transfers (includes private ferry), welcome drinking coconut, invitation to Manager’s Sunset Cocktail Party, use of stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, bicycles and daily activities. DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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 leeward side of the trade winds, the lagoon is calm and the sunsets serene. Includes: Breakfast daily, airport transfers, welcome drink and flower ei on arrival and 1GB WiFi per room per stay.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$

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Rarotonga Getaway

Aitutaki Escape

6 days

6 days

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

CITC Craig Owens

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

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

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

Pacific Resort Aitutaki

Day 1: Rarotonga – Aitutaki The turquoise lagoons welcome you to the island as you land in Aitutaki. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Day 2: Aitutaki (B,L) Learn more about the history, traditional skills and beliefs of the people on a half-day tour of Aitutaki. Your guide will share how traditional medicine was made, and you will learn how to weave coconut fronds as well as the basics of Cook Islands dance. This interactive tour concludes with a traditional feast (umu kai) for lunch on-site at the Cultural Village before returning to your hotel.

FROM $745 per person

Day 3: Aitutaki (B,L) Today, cruise one the most stunning lagoons in the world aboard the Titi-ai-Tonga; a spacious 70-foot Polynesian style vaka (boat). Visit several motu (small islets) and beach comb on One Foot Island. Relax, swim and snorkel on the lagoon before enjoying an island barbecue lunch onboard. Live music and cultural demonstrations by the crew are enjoyed on the return journey back to O’otu.

based on double occupancy

Day 4-5: Aitutaki (B)

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

Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.

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

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

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

FROM $783 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


Fiji & Mamanuca Islands

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa

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

Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa sits on unexplored Wailoaloa Beach, 10 minutes from Nadi International Airport. Deliberately decadent, this cosmopolitan resort imparts Fijian hospitality, subtle Asian flavors and a dash of Palm Springs-inspired ‘cool’. Its palm-lined hub features four pools - an adults-only, children’s and two family pools. Four vibrant restaurants and three bars await guests including Kah - an (adult only) dining venue complete with spectacular beachfront deck. The 236-room Pullman also offers a dedicated Kids’ Playground and Teens Only retreat, plus an on-site day spa (Veikau), tennis courts and watersports center.

Welcome to

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

Includes: Breakfast daily.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$

Castaway Island, Fiji

Lomani Island Resort

Castaway Island, Fiji is an iconic private island resort surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, perfect for romantic couples with or without children. Offering exceptional facilities and creative island cuisine, consisting of four restaurants and four bars, Castaway is one of Fiji’s most popular island resorts. All of the traditionally thatched air-conditioned bures with vaulted “tapa” lined ceilings are stylish and spacious. Activities on the island include snorkeling off the beach, PADI Five Star Gold Palm diving, catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, parasailing, hand line fishing, speedboat Champagne island hops, two stunning swimming pools, free kids club and more.

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

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

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Includes: Breakfast daily. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$ 135


Fiji & Outer Islands

Namale Resort & Spa

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 of the 18 air-conditioned traditionally thatched beachfront bures 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. Includes: All gourmet meals, non-alcoholic beverages, all resort activities (except diving and fishing), use of watersports equipment, weekly threehour excursion to the world-famous Blue Lagoon Caves, unlimited private beach picnics on one of 11 private white sand beaches, snorkel trips, introductory scuba pool dive, village visit and cultural activities. DELUXE | 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 Savusavu on a 52-acre private island, a total of ten villas elevated to capture sea breezes feature expansive sea views from shaded timber verandas and spacious well-appointed bedrooms. Signature romantic dining set in a secluded seaside cave or on a private beach beneath the stars, unique activities ranging from tranquil to exhilarating, and pristine diving all combine to offer an unforgettable experience. Additional floating accommodation comprised of five luxury staterooms is available aboard the 140 foot schooner Savasi Serenity, permanently moored at Savasi Island. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Qamea Resort & Spa

Matangi Private Island Resort

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

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

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

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.

Includes: Welcome drink, continental breakfast, daily maid and evening turndown service, use of non-motorized activities, nightly entertainment and WiFi.

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

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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Fiji & Outer Islands

Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa

Flavours of Fiji Cooking School

Tivua Island Day Cruise

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.

Start the day with a fun and informative guided market tour followed by a seasonal produce inspired cooking class. Creating delicious island favorites, our homestyle cooks share their traditional cooking techniques whilst teaching you how to cook Fijian and Indo-Fijian Cuisine. Suitable for experienced cooks and beginners, the food culture experience takes you on a mouth-watering journey of Fijis’ rich cultural history. Departs: Mon-Sat at 11am. Duration: 3 hours. Includes: Refreshments and take-home recipes.

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.

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

STANDARD | 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.

Flavours of Fiji Cooking School offer a choice of options including Market Tours and Cooking Classes.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $

Nadi Cultural & Mudpool Tour

Discover Fiji Navua Awesome Foursome

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

Enjoy 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 upriver 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.

Includes: Breakfast daily.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

Enjoy a 90-minute cruise to the picturesque Tivua Island, a coral atoll fringed by a white sandy beach (popular with nesting turtles) and 500 acres of coral gardens. Experience guided snorkeling, cultural presentations, Fijian music and entertainment, fresh local tropical buffet barbecue lunch and water activities. Departs: Port Denarau daily at 10am & 11.30am. Duration: 7 hours. Includes: Nadi/Denarau Hotel transfers (extra charge for hotels outside Nadi), 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 a wreck dive at Tivua.

PRICE GUIDE: $

PRICE GUIDE: $ 137


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

Discover the real Fiji aboard a Yasawa Islands small ship cruise as you visit places where traditional Fijian life continues. A unique mix of seascape and smiling friendly people, this Pacific paradise lifts you out of the everyday rush and opens up a different time, a different space with spectacular beaches, crystal-clear waters and a warm and friendly culture. Wake each day to idyllic sites and exclusive destinations. Snorkel over magnificent coral reefs and experience the culture first-hand at traditional island villages. MV Reef Endeavour’s small size means she can negotiate remote reefs, islands and shallow bays where bigger ships just cannot go. Each of the 63 recently refurbished suites, staterooms and cabins offer a private bathroom ensuite, on/off air-conditioning, hairdryer, soaps, shampoo and towels are serviced daily. The ship features a swimming pool, spa, two bars, lounge, single sitting dining saloon, sun deck, chart house, glass bottom boat, hydraulic platform for easy access to water activities, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkeling and dive vessels, library, DVDs, guest laundry, gift shop, and an onboard Five Star PADI dive team. Includes: All meals, marine biology talks, most activities (there is only a charge for a swim in the limestone caves which is a donation to the village), tea or coffee. 138

Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Island 3 nights

Northern Yasawa Island 4 nights

Day 1: Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca Islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel at a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset.

Day 1: Cruise to Tivua Island over a light lunch and safety briefing, to explore the coral gardens, clam farms and a medicine walk through the island before enjoying a South Pacific sunset on your first day at sea. Tonight join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain’s Dinner.

Day 2: Cruise to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Cast Away was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and discover idyllic Monu Island for snorkeling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of the Sunday Show. Day 3: On arrival at Sacred Island, the ship’s crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony followed by time to swim, snorkel or coral viewing from a glass bottom boat. Cruise to the Southern Yasawa islands to Waya Island and visit a local school, village and shell market. Day 4: Reef Endeavour sets sail before breakfast and returns to Denarau Marina.

Departs: Saturday at 12pm. Price per person twin share, from: 1,265

Day 2: Start the day naturally with a morning swim and snorkel in an idyllic bay at Brothers beach on Naviti. Savor the bounty of a gourmet buffet lunch as you journey to spectacular Naviti Island where you can bask in aquamarine waters along whitesandy beaches. This evening join the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian village at Gunu for a traditional Fijian feast, Lovo and cultural performance, Meke. Day 3: Discover the legendary grandeur of Sawai-lau and the famous limestone caves at your own pace. Swimming in the cave lagoon is a wondrous experience or you could explore it on an escorted kayak tour. Join the guided walk to the island village, with a memorable visit to a local school. Try your luck at crab racing tonight. Day 4: Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawas and discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise

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the spectacular channels to Drawaqa for amazing snorkeling this afternoon, you may even see a Mantaray (seasonal). Our overnight anchorage is Tivua Island for a tropical buffet dinner followed by yaqona (kava) and talanoa (Fijian story telling). Day 5: Return to Port Denarau to the wistful song of Isa Lei. Departs: Tuesday at 1pm. Price per person twin share, from: 1,695 Yasawa Islands 7 nights 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. 7 Night continuous ‘Colonial’ or ‘4 Cultures’ Discovery Cruises to Fiji’s Remote north or 11 Nights to the Lau Group also available. Departs: Tuesday 1pm or Saturday 12pm. Price per person twin share, from: 2,820


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

In 2020, Blue Lagoon Cruises will celebrate 70 years of sailing the tropical waters of the South Pacific and they are specialists in offering three, four and seven-night itineraries through Fiji’s spectacular Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups. Sail to uninhabited tropical islands, laze on golden beaches and snorkel in crystal-clear turquoise waters to truly experience paradise. Measuring at only 179 feet in length, the M.V Fiji Princess is small in size meaning she can access bays and islands that would be impossible to reach in a larger ship and even ties off to a coconut tree. The M.V. Fiji Princess accommodates a maximum of 68 guests allowing for a personal and friendly atmosphere, which is complemented by the enthusiastic all-Fijian crew who are quick to learn guests’ names and are always welcoming with a big ‘BULA’. With no more than 4 hours cruising per day, there is more time for exploring onshore. Visit remote island villages, discover ancient Fijian culture including traditional Meke performances and kava ceremonies, and enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful beach on Nanuya Lailai Island. Swim with manta rays (seasonal) and stop off at the Sacred Islands and Sawa-I-Lau Caves. Every day and evening there are an array of wonderful activities and memorable encounters with local people to enjoy making a Blue Lagoon Cruise the ideal way to experience the hidden wonders of the South Pacific you previously though only existed in the movies.

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Fiji Stay and Cruise

Fiji Island Explorer 11 days

10 days

Tourism Fiji

Day 1: Nadi – Castaway Island (D) Transfer to Port Denarau for your ferry transfer to Castaway Island. Located in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands, the resort offers turquoise seas, coral reefs and white sandy beaches intertwined with a mix of Fijian culture, activities and facilities for you to enjoy during your four-night stay. Day 2-4: Castaway Island (B,L,D) Immerse yourself in the variety of land and water activities on offer! In the Mamanuncas, it’s all about doing as little, or as much as you please – the choice is yours. A rotating roster of events and activities are held weekly, ensuring no two days are alike. Day 5: Castaway Island – Sacred Islands – Yalobi Bay (B,L,D) Transfer from Castaway Island to the Sacred Islands and board M.V.Fiji Princess for a four-night cruise through the Yasawa Islands. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. Learn the art of Fiji-style high tea and partake in a cook lesson. Enjoy a glass of bubbly at sunset before the Captain’s Dinner followed by an evening of singing and dancing. Day 6: Blue Lagoon (B,L,D) Today, the famed Blue Lagoon is itinerary! Watch the crew position the vessel right up on the beach and then head to ashore for happy hour and canapés. A traditional Lovo meal is cooked underground and dinner will be served on the beach. Enjoy an evening of Fijian meke, singing, dancing and storytelling by local villagers. Day 7: Sawa-I-Lau Island (B,L,D) Spend your morning on a guided walk, local markets or join in on one of the Fijian activities on offer. Lunch is served on board as you cruise to the Sawa-I-Lau Caves. Join a private guided tour of the caves and take a short swim through the underwater passage into the second limestone cave. A visit to the village 140

Tourism Fiji

Tourism Fiji

of Tamusua for a yaqona ceremony is a highlight this evening. Day 8: Drawaqa Island (B,L,D) Cruise to Drawaqa Island and enjoy a presentation from the Marine Biologist on the marine life and hear about the local Conservation work. Visit and island school and enjoy a barbecue dinner onboard under the stars. During May – October, you can snorkel with the manta rays. Day 9: Nadi (B) Enjoy breakfast onboard whilst cruising back to Port Denarau where the crew will sign a traditional Isa Lei farewell song. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Day 10: Depart Nadi A free day to explore Nadi and catch up on some lastminute shopping before transferring to the airport.

Includes 4-nights Castaway Island Resort including all meals and use of non-motorized activities 4-nights Blue Lagoon Cruise, Hibiscus Deck including all meals, use of non-motorized water sports equipment, complimentary WiFi and select activities 1-night Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa with late check-out Arrival Meet and Greet in Nadi Round-trip airport/port transfers

FROM $3,855 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change. 4-night cruise departs Mondays.

Day 1: Nadi – Tokoriki Island (D) On arrival at Nadi Airport, you will be met and transferred to Port Denarau for your boat transfer to Tokoriki Island Resort. Favored as an adults-only resort, Tokoriki Island is a romantic and relaxing escape in the Mamanuca Islands, with no WiFi or television. Enjoy warm Fijian hospitality and escape from daily life as you relax and enjoy the activities available. Day 2-3: Tokoriki Island Resort (B,L,D) Two full days to explore the island, enjoy a game of tennis or indulge in a relaxing massage. The on-site tour desk can arrange snorkeling, fishing and diving or simply relax poolside. You will enjoy complimentary use of all non-motorized activities such as snorkeling equipment and kayaks. Enjoy a daily changing menu in each of the two restaurants or perhaps arrange a romantic dinner under the shade of palm trees. Day 4: Tokoriki Island – Matamanoa Island (B, D) This morning, transfer by boat to the intimate and secluded Matamanoa Island Resort for a threenight stay. Clad with native bush and palm trees, the brilliance of the vegetation contrasts magnificently with the white curved sandy beaches and coral reefs. Day 5-6 Matamanoa Island Resort (B,L,D) When you are not perfecting the art of relaxation, there is plenty to do on and around the island including use of all non-motorized equipment. Kayak or snorkel around the island or perhaps enjoy a game of tennis. There is also the option to visit the nearby sacred island or landowning village. A wonderful international and Fijian inspired menu ensures each meal will be a treat. Day 7: Matamanoa Resort – Nadi – Namale Resort & Spa (B,D) After breakfast, transfer from Matamanoa Island to Nadi by boat. On arrival, transfer to Nadi Airport for

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your flight to Savusavu (not included). Transfer to Namale Resort & Spa for a four-night stay. Offering a comprehensive list of land and water-based activities, Namale allows you to relax or explore as much as you want. Day 8-10: Namale Resort (B,L,D) Whether it’s horseback riding along the beach, trekking to our private waterfall hidden in the rainforest, or discovering Fiji’s vibrant underwater world while snorkeling, the activities list at Namale is endless and offers something for everyone. Partake in weekly scheduled activities, engage at your leisure, or construct your very own itinerary with their personable and fun activities staff. Day 11: Namale Resort – Nadi (B) Transfer from Namale Island Resort & Spa to Savusavu Airport for your flight to Nadi (not included).

Includes 3-nights Tokoriki Island Resort, including all meals, select activities and use of non-motorized equipment 3-nights Matamanoa Island Resort, including all meals, select activities and use of non-motorized equipment 4-nights Namale Resort & Spa, including all meals, snacks, beverages, round-trip transfers from Savusavu Airport, mini-bar, daily laundry, WiFi and select activities Arrival Meet and Greet, Nadi Round-trip ferry transfer Port Denarau to Tokoriki and Matamanoa Round-trip airport/ferry transfers

FROM $5,798 per person based on double occupancy Airfares not included, itinerary subject to change.


Tahiti

Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort

The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

The Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort & Spa has a unique location, only minutes from downtown Papeete and the International Airport, facing the beautiful black volcanic sand beach Lafayette. The resort features 91 spacious and elegant rooms and suites that blends a contemporary style with Polynesian influences, all with private balconies overlooking Lafayette beach and Matavai Bay with views of the Island of Moorea in the distance. On-site facilities include the Hiti Mahana restaurant and Bay Bar overlooking Matavai Bay, Marquesan and Polynesian cultural shows, infinity swimming pool, Tavai Spa, fitness center, Polynesian arts and crafts market and complimentary shuttle services to downtown Papeete.

The Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa is located in front of the lushest coral garden of the island of Moorea with beautiful views of the lagoon. The resort is ideal for Guests seeking a unique resort with privacy, exceptional service and a relaxing environment in harmony with the Polynesian culture.

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$

FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

Welcome to

Tahiti Known as one of the most romantic destinations in the South Pacific, Tahiti has over 118 islands offering stunning tropical scenery including gorgeous white, pink or black sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and forest-clad slopes.

Le Bacon

Featuring 104 bungalows, a selection of local and international restaurants and regular entertainment, The Hilton Moorea is the ideal getaway. Catch stunning views of the lagoon, while enjoying unique features of the spacious thatched-roof bungalows. Overwater Bungalows offer direct access to the lagoon, private sundecks and glass floor panels to view the fish below. Garden Bungalows showcase secluded plunge pools and private terraces.

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Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort and Spa

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

Poised on secluded Motu Tevairoa, only a ten-minute boat ride from the airport and fifteen minutes across the lagoon from the village of Vaitape, the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa is influenced by Polynesian style and architecture. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, the resort reopens April 2020 and will feature 107 Bungalows, 20 Villas nestled in beautiful tropical gardens, eight Beach Villas and a two-bedroom Royal Beach Villa that overlooks a magnificent white sand beach, 77 iconic Overwater Bungalows suspended above the dazzling lagoon, six Pool Overwater Villas and two Overwater Suites with pools. On-site facilities include, three restaurants, wine and swim up pool bars, air-conditioned fitness center, swimming pool, snorkeling in the To’a Nui Coral Garden and complimentary transfers to the main island of Bora Bora during the day and paid service during the evening.

A barefoot luxury experience on secluded Motu Tautau, facing the island of Taha’a on one side and the silhouette of Bora Bora on the other. The Polynesian inspired style décor features bamboo, exotic woods, stones, corals and woven coconut ropes, 45 overwater bungalows suspended over the lagoon, and 12 private beach villas. On-site facilities include, Tavai spa, fitness center, swimming pool as well as two bars. You have a selection of three restaurants, each providing a delicate and exotic culinary experience. ‘Le Vanille’ is beautifully nestled among the trees. The ’Ohiri’ is the gourmet dining option and La Plage’ feet in the sand is the meeting place for lunch.

One of the Pacific’s best-kept secrets located in the Tuamotu archipelago Tikehau is Tahiti’s hidden paradise. Located 15-minutes by boat from the airport and the village of Tuherahera, Tikehau Pearl Resort is nestled in a wild coconut grove, featuring 24 suites and overwater bungalows, and 13 beach bungalows. Each spacious bungalow features an authentic Polynesian design accented by natural materials such as bamboo, exotic woods and coconut fibers. Both the Tianoa Bar and Poreho Restaurant are located poolside, providing an idyllic setting to admire the surrounding coral islets by day and the starry sky by night. An authentic Polynesian experience the resort features pink sand beaches, activities and dive center and a Tavai spa embracing the Tahitian Holistic care philosophy.

The excursions center offers a wide range of land and lagoon activities including a complimentary use of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, outrigger canoes and snorkeling equipment. At the Tavai Spa, the islands generous nature has been captured to create treatments that will rejuvenate and renew. Vichy shower body scrubs, hot stone massage with fragrant monoi oil or the local taurumi massage. Spa lovers will not be disappointed. FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$ 142

For those wishing to be active the main Island of Taha’a is just a 5-minute boat ride from the resort. Visits to a vanilla plantation, a pearl farm, encounters with the local population are among the many highlights. Surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon, Le Taha’a is the perfect playground for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and swimming. Just steps from the beach, a magnificent coral garden awaits, with vibrant coral heads and tropical fish of all kinds - this is an experience not to be missed.

DELUXE | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$

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FIRST CLASS | PRICE GUIDE: $$$$$


Tahitian Pearls 10 days

Taha’a Beach Villa

Tim McKenna

Taha’a Beach Villa

Day 1: Papeete

Day 5: Le Taha’a (B)

Experience a warm welcome to Tahiti. On arrival at Papeete Airport you will be greeted with a flower lei before transferring to the Tahiti Pearl Resort & Spa for a two-night stay. The remainder of your day is free to relax and explore the Resort. Take a swim in the infinity pool or visit the local arts and crafts market. Indulge in some pampering with an afternoon of treatments at the on-site Le Spa or visit the city center using the resort’s free shuttle service.

A free day to relax and bask in the sunshine, explore the calm lagoon or snorkel through the coral gardens. The on-site Tavai Spa is nestled in a beautiful exotic garden, surrounded by bamboo trees offers a die range of treatments should you wish to indulge in a day of pampering. Day 6: Le Taha’a – Raiatea – Bora Bora (B)

Transfer by boat back to Raiatea Airport for your flight to Bora Bora. Upon arrival into Bora Bora, transfer by boat to the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort. The remainder Located 10-minutes from downtown, the Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort & Spa facing a of the day is at leisure. beautiful black volcanic sand beach with amazing views of Matavai Bay. Spend the day at the Resort or perhaps enjoy a sailing or island tour. The local shops will tempt Day 7: Bora Bora (B,L) you with exquisite black pearls or vanilla infused beauty products. This evening, Discover the local fauna of tropical fish, stingrays and black tip sharks on a fullhead downtown and indulge on delicious local treats at one of the food trucks day excursion. Enjoy the treasures of the Bora Bora lagoon before having barbecue located at “Les Roulettes”. lunch on a beautiful motu. Relax in the afternoon and enjoy the area as well as local entertainment before returning to your hotel. Day 3: Papeete – Raiatea – Le Taha’a (B) After breakfast, transfer to Papeete Airport for your 45-minute flight to Raiatea. On Day 8-9: Bora Bora (B) Day 2: Papeete (B)

Includes 2-nights Tahiti Pearl Resort 3-nights Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa 4-nights Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Breakfast daily Taha’a Discovery Land and Lagoon Tour including lunch Full-day Bora Bora Romantic Experience including lunch Round-trip Airpass Papeete, Raiatea and Bora Bora Hotel transfers

arrival, you will be met and transfer by boat (35-minutes) to Le Taha’a for a three- Bora Bora is one of the most romantic islands in the South Pacific. Relax in your night stay. Set on Motu Tautau, poised between the reef and the lagoon, Le Taha’a Overwater Bungalow or explore with one the many activities available during the Island Resort and Spa is an idyllic sanctuary to relax. next two days. Day 4: Le Taha’a (B,L)

Day 10: Depart Bora Bora (B)

Discover the beautiful island of Taha`a by both land and sea. You`ll begin your After breakfast, transfer by boat to Bora Bora Airport for your flight to Papeete. adventure by jeep and explore the island`s inner rainforest where your local guide will take you on the ultimate botanical tour including a complimentary fruit tasting. On the second half of the excursion, explore the magnificent lagoon by Jet Ski.

FROM $4,799 per person based on double occupancy International Airfares not included itinerary subject to change.

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Helpful Information

Helpful Information Visas

Weather

Credit Cards

Please contact the applicable Consulate if you are holding a passport other than US/Canada. All countries require the passport holder to hold a confirmed onward or return ticket.

Climate varies across the South Pacific, from hot and tropical to snowy and cold. The seasons are opposite to the Northern Hemisphere. Between December and February is Summer for most of the country, and the wet season for the tropical north of Australia. Winter is from June to August and vary by destination.

Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most stores. A credit card is required as a security deposit to check into a hotel or to rent a car. Please note that it is becoming standard practice in most hotels to impose a service fee if you are finalizing your account by credit card.

Australia: An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for all US and Canadian citizens traveling to Australia. It is valid for a stay no longer than three months. Possession of a confirmed onward or return ticket to a place where entry is authorized and sufficient funds to show you can support yourself is also required. You may purchase an ETA for US$25 from: - Down Under Answers - Travel Agent - The Australian Consulate (plus a service fee) Non-US or Canadian citizens, minors, people with a past criminal conviction and those wishing to stay in Australia for a longer period of time should contact the Australian Embassy for further information.

Australia Summer (Dec-Feb) 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 91

Broome

79

92

71

92

58

85

71

Cairns

74

89

71

87

62

80

66

87

Darwin

77

89

74

90

68

87

76

91 60

Hobart

53

69

48

62

41

53

46

Melbourne

55

78

47

75

42

59

46

71

Perth

62

86

54

77

44

65

51

73

Sydney

65

77

58

71

49

63

57

71

New Zealand: A New Zealand Electronic Authority (NZeTA) is required for all US and Canadian citizens traveling to New Zealand intending to stay less 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. Visitors must apply directly online or on the app. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www. immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-avisa/about-visa/nzeta and we suggest this is done prior purchasing airfares. The NZeTA fee is NZ$12 and you can prepay the International Visitor Conservation Levy (IVL) at the same time which is NZ$35. 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.

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.

Tipping is not customary, nor required in the Pacific Islands.

250v, AC/50 cycles are the norm for Australia and New Zealand.

New Zealand Summer (Dec-Feb)

Fall (Mar-May)

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

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Max

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Max

Min

Max

Min

Auckland

54

75

55

68

48

59

48

67

Bay of Islands

56

76

52

70

45

61

48

67

Max

Central Otago

50

73

42

62

32

48

41

62

Christchurch

54

72

54

72

37

54

45

63

Fiordland

48

66

41

59

33

48

39

59

Hawke’s Bay

57

75

50

68

41

57

48

66

Queenstown

50

72

43

61

34

50

41

61

Rotorua

54

75

55

68

48

59

45

63

Wellington

55

68

52

63

43

54

48

59

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.

Pacific Islands Summer (Dec-Feb)

Fall (Mar-May)

Winter (Jun-Aug)

Spring (Sep-Nov)

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Fiji

Nadi

73

89

71

80

65

83

69

86

Cook Islands

Rarotonga

73

84

71

82

66

77

68

77

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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.

Electrical Appliances

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.

Tipping

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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 Dollar. 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.


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