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we understand why you tr avel It’s that feeling when you come face to face with one of nature’s wonders. The excitement when you experience a fascinating new culture. The calming relaxation during an indulgent spa treatment. The sheer pleasure in enjoying surroundings of unparalleled luxury. We understand how you feel and what you need, because we’re travellers, too. We’ve come top of a Which? Recommended Provider survey, due to our reliability and ‘excellent customer care’. We’ve also been voted the World’s Leading Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards for 11 years in a row; and the Daily Telegraph’s Ultratravel and Daily Mail readers each voted us Britain’s Favourite Tour Operator. We’ve beaten our competitors to become the UK’s leading travel brand, as voted for by consumers; and travel agents have also agreed we’re Britain’s Best Longhaul Tour Operator for the past 29 years. This year, with your holiday, we’ll show you why.


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Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

aust r a li a tou r ing Campervans/Motorhomes......... 32 Car Hire.......................................... 36 Hotel Passes.................................. 38 Rail Journeys................................. 30 Tours............................................... 18

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Daintree & Port Douglas............. 66 Experiences................................... 56 Mission Beach & Cairns............... 62 Palm Cove & Kewarra.................. 64 Suggested Itineraries.................. 58 Surfers Paradise, Noosa, Airlie Beach & Brisbane............... 60

Experiences................................... 76 Melbourne & Apollo Bay............. 80 Suggested Itineraries.................. 78

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w est er n aust r a li a Experiences................................... 86 Broome, Kununurra, Freemantle & Monkey Mia......... 92 Perth............................................... 90 Suggested Itineraries.................. 88

Experiences................................... 42 Manly Beach, Bondi Beach, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley................................ 52 Suggested Itineraries.................. 44 Sydney............................................ 46

Fraser Island, Heron Island, Hayman Island & Lizard Island.... 72 Hamilton Island............................ 70

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Alice Springs & Darwin............. 102 Experiences................................... 96 Suggested Itineraries.................. 98 Uluru............................................ 100

Campervans/Motorhomes....... 132 Car Hire........................................ 138 Hotel Passes............................... 140 Tours............................................. 118

Abel Tasman, Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura & Christchurch........... 156 Experiences................................ 154 Franz Josef, Te Anau, Queenstown & Dunedin............ 158

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Auckland..................................... 146 Experiences................................ 144 Paihia, Coromandel Peninsula & Rotorua................. 148 Napier, Tongariro National Park & Wellington.............................. 150

Bangkok...................................... 180 Bora Bora & Tahiti..................... 168 Dubai........................................... 184 Fiji Mainland & Islands............. 162 French Polynesia....................... 168 Hong Kong................................... 176 Kuala Lumpur............................. 182 Los Angeles & Beaches.............. 178 Singapore..................................... 174 Taha’a & Moorea......................... 172

Adelaide & Kangaroo Island.... 108 Experiences................................ 106

tasm a ni a Freycinet, St Clair National Park, Hobart & Launceston...... 114 Suggested Itineraries................ 112

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pur e per fection capt ur ed on k uoni holidays

Alfred Kuoni (1874 - 1943) Swiss founder of the Kuoni Travel Group

When Alfred Kuoni launched his travel agency over 100 years ago, he was a total visionary. An adventurer and explorer, he was seeking out new places, new experiences and easing the path for fellow travellers to share all he discovered. At today’s Kuoni, we’re pleased to say that little has changed. Yes, travel is faster and easier, but we’re still exploring, still with that original sense of adventure, determined to open up new experiences for you wherever in the world we take you. A truly superb luxury holiday is defined by the number of perfect moments you remember. We know you’ll get more with Kuoni. We deliver a premium service. That means total commitment to your holiday, from the moment you contact us to the time you get back home. With more than 100 years’ experience, we know what’s needed to create perfect holidays. We’re passionate about using the best hotels in the finest surroundings. Kuoni clients also find exclusive offers that are the envy of other guests and we’re available 24 hours a day to solve any problem that might crop up. We leave nothing to chance. We reduce risk to the global environment, too. Working with myclimate, we can offset the carbon footprint of your holiday by funding international projects, including a waste management project in Bali. Visit www.kuoni.co.uk/myclimate for more information. Our featured Travelife hotels support sustainable tourism and our new online Ananea brochure offers eco-friendly holidays, volunteering projects and extraordinary tours. Download Ananea at www.kuoni.co.uk/ananea. If what you see in this brochure doesn’t quite match your dreams, all our know-how is brought to bear on tailor making a holiday to your exact wishes. No-one knows the planet like us.


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ther e’s tailor made and ther e’s savile row Since 1906, we’ve been exploring the world with a sense of adventure. But what about you? Where do you want to go and what have you always wanted to do? We’re here to listen to your ideas and can create a tailor made holiday from scratch. We’ll help you tie in destinations, flights, hotels and experiences across the planet. Made to measure, your perfect holiday will spring to life. Our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts are passionate about the world and have personal knowledge, experience and insight into the places you want to visit. They have stayed in many of the hotels we offer and explored the destinations within this brochure. We also have members of the Kuoni team based around the globe, so our inside knowledge of each area is always up-to-date.

We have a dedicated team for each destination and each friendly expert has a state-of-the-art booking system at their fingertips, ready to create tricky itineraries. Our aim is to provide you with our renowned award-winning service and guide you through the booking process from start to finish. For us, it’s what you want to do that matters. Perhaps you want to totally relax on the beach in Fiji; explore New Zealand in a motorhome; or discover Australia during an escorted tour. What about a personal guide on a tour by private jet? Tell us and it’s done. You could even book a roundthe-world trip, taking in all the places you’ve always wanted to see.

When you’ve decided on your perfect holiday, your Personal Travel Expert will act as your own concierge, taking care of holiday details such as private airport transfers, late check-outs and personal guides. They will also be able to suggest and book Kuoni Authentic Experiences which will really bring your holiday to life, such as climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge; cruising through Milford Sound’s dramatic landscape on New Zealand’s South Island; or wine tasting in Hawkes Bay on the North Island. They’re those Kuoni touches to make your holiday extra special.

To book your tailor made holiday, call our Personal Travel Experts: Australia 01306 744727 New Zealand 01306 744728 South Pacific 01306 744729


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WE GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU On the following pages, you’ll find outstanding luxury holidays. Here at Kuoni, we make sure there’s more. More benefits. More value. More magic. To ensure this, take a look at our Kuoni Plus offers, Kuoni Exclusives and Perfect Moments highlighted throughout this brochure. ou r pr ices a r e check ed da ily Price check

We check 1000s of holiday prices daily and constantly compare them against our competitors so you get a fantastic price for your holiday and the renowned award-winning service we’re known for. The prices within this brochure act as a guide so, if we get a great hotel offer or airfare, we make sure you save even more money when you call to book. We can create a holiday to suit all budgets, from our Smart by Kuoni value range to luxurious retreats exclusive to Kuoni guests and tailor made itineraries. We’re committed to making sure you get more holiday for your money. k uoni plus Kuoni Plus offers range from saving money with earlybird bookings to free nights, honeymoon offers and special upgrades on rooms or flights. k uoni exclusiv e These are benefits that you’ll only get when booking with us. We offer experiences, tours and hotels that are exclusive to our customers, and fantastic value offers like discounted spa treatments. If you are travelling from Manchester Airport on an international flight, we’re offering you exclusive airport lounge access and a fast-track through security – for free. The Escape Lounges at Manchester Airport offer comfortable surroundings and complimentary drinks and snacks, as well as free wifi access. The Terminal 1 Escape Lounge also features a spa, plus a PlayStation 3 and a giant Scalextric racetrack for kids. See page 186 for more information. per fect mom en ts Perfect Moments are unique and memorable instants that endure and can leave a lasting positive impression. Kuoni is intent on making these moments happen on your holiday. sm a rt by k uoni This is a collection of three to four-star holidays at incredible prices – and we haven’t stripped back any of the award-winning service we’re known for. Each holiday has been handpicked to give you more for your money. We’re not talking ultra-luxurious; we’re just talking a great holiday in a fantastic location without breaking the bank. The value range from Kuoni. The smarter choice.


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pr emium upgr ades for high flyers Being there is one thing, getting there is another. That’s why so many Kuoni clients upgrade their flights, especially to longhaul destinations. Most airlines have four classes. They are called by different names but essentially they are, in upwards order: economy, economy-plus, business and first. Upgrading from economy to economy-plus brings more room on board. Business Class is a quantum leap – with dedicated airport lounges, clever onboard seating and quality meals. First class is on a higher level yet. You can even charter your own private jet with Kuoni for the ultimate travel experience.

Kuoni has worked with airlines since passenger flying began. Our long relationships with more than 70 airlines regularly bring upgrade offers of remarkable value. It’s wise to check, because all that extra space, comfort and service is exceptionally affordable.

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k uoni honeymoons & weddings honeymoons Our sole aim is to achieve that perfect honeymoon, from intimate and romantic resorts to thrilling cities and adventure safaris. Many of our hotels offer complimentary honeymoon offers, including room upgrades, candlelit dinners and spa treatments, and our Personal Travel Experts can tailor-make your perfect honeymoon from scratch. All our knowledge and experience wins us awards – important ones – including the World’s Leading Tour Operator title for 11 years in a row at the World Travel Awards and Best Honeymoon Provider at Perfect Wedding magazine’s 2011 awards. Book your honeymoon with us and we’ll show you why. w eddings a broa d Our aim is to achieve that perfect day, making sure everything goes to plan. Kuoni has an award-winning and experienced Wedding Concierge team to help you arrange your special event and many resorts also have a wedding co-ordinator on site to make sure everything goes smoothly. We can arrange your wedding to be held in incredible destinations around the world, including quirky ceremonies such as climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia. We can plan renewals of vows; silver anniversary celebrations; and, where permitted, celebrations of commitment and same-sex civil partnerships. For those major moments in your life, you can rely on Kuoni to make them memorable. honeymoon & w edding gif t list Your wedding guests can contribute towards your honeymoon with our Honeymoon & Wedding Gift List. They can give the gift of travel by easily making an online payment. Visit www.kuoni.co.uk/giftlist Visit www.kuoni.co.uk/hitched for honeymoon offers, wedding recommendations, top tips and information about the Kuoni Gift Card. You can order a Kuoni Honeymoons & Weddings brochure by calling 0844 557 3777.

top t en honeymoon dest inat ions:

1. Maldives 2. Sri Lanka 3. Dubai 4. Mauritius 5. Thailand 6. Malaysia 7. Kenya 8. Bali 9. USA 10. Caribbean


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What m akes K uoni differ ent?

K uoni Personal Tr avel Experts Our experienced Kuoni Personal Travel Experts are passionate about travel and have been all over the globe, staying at the hotels we offer and exploring the destinations within this brochure. They’re ready to tailor make your perfect holiday and offer the personal touch, building a relationship so you can easily call on the same travel expert each time you book a holiday. If you’d like to book a holiday face-to-face, you can pop into one of our ultra-chic travel stores across the UK. See the back of this brochure for details.

K uoni Specialist Agents

K uoni Au thentic Exper iences

Find out if your local travel agent is a Kuoni Specialist Agent. Our awardwinning training programme is unique and has taught agents around the UK about Kuoni and taken them to the hotels and destinations we cover. These agents can tailor make your perfect holiday face-to-face and tell you about special offers. To find your local Kuoni Specialist Agent, visit www.kuoni.co.uk/specialist_agents

We’ve searched the globe for unique and authentic travel experiences. Our aim is to create unforgettable travel moments for you to enjoy on holiday, such as photographing koalas, kangaroos and towering waterfalls in the Blue Mountains during our Blue Mountains and Wildlife Park experience; or an amazing helicopter flight over Ayers Rock. Inside this brochure is just a small selection of the unique travel experiences available to book; just ask our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts for more information.

K uoni Gift list & k uoni gift car d Family and friends can contribute towards your holiday, overseas wedding or honeymoon with our new online Kuoni Gift List. The service is free, simple to set up and it’s easy for your guests to make a payment and leave you a personal message. We’ll also provide Kuoni Gift List announcement cards to send out with your invites. The hard work is taken care of. For more information, visit www.kuoni.co.uk/giftlist. Alternatively, your guests can buy a stylish Kuoni Gift Card in a presentation box from one of our chic Kuoni travel stores; or order a Kuoni Gift Card in a wallet through the post by calling 01306 744181 or 01306 744444. Special occasions deserve special holidays.

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Keep up-to-date with the latest competitions, offers and travel news on Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/kuonitraveluk and follow us at www.twitter.com/kuonitraveluk. If you’re looking for holiday inspiration, visit our online travel magazine at i-travel.kuoni.co.uk. Kuoni i-travel is home to travel stories from around the globe and top tips from the experts.

Book online using our award-winning website. The site has a unique dynamic calendar on each hotel page, so you can easily find the best holiday price available over the next few months. Our website also features our latest fantastic offers, which are updated daily. Visit www.kuoni.co.uk


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Cor por ate R esponsibilit y at K uoni Travel transcends borders and brings us together, creating a melting pot of vibrant countries and cultures. Over 900 million of us travel every year, and here at Kuoni we’re committed to looking after the diverse peoples and eco-systems of our many incredible destinations. Here are some of the projects we support.

PRESERVING our destinations Choose a sustainable hotel ... In order to promote sustainability at our destinations, Kuoni is working closely with the Travelife Sustainability System. Hotels that take on environmental and social responsibility are awarded the Travelife Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards. This means that resources such as energy and water are used carefully, waste is minimised and goods are purchased from local producers. Equally important is the fair treatment of employees and an intensive dialogue with the local community. Through Travelife, we offer you the opportunity to select sustainable hotels at your chosen destination. As you leaf through this catalogue, look for the Travelife logo:

child protection Travel respectfully ... Kuoni is committed to preserving the natural environment and biodiversity of tourist destinations, such as supporting projects to protect coral reefs in Egypt and the Maldives. By acting respectfully towards the people and the nature at your destination, you too can contribute to the long term preservation of your holiday paradise. More information visit www.kuoni-group.com/ corporate+responsibility.

Don’t turn a blind eye… More than two million children and adolescents are affected by child sex tourism. Kuoni has signed the international Child Protection Code (www.thecode.org) and is committed to combating this crime. Look and see what is going on… don’t turn a blind eye. If something looks suspicious and points to child sexual exploitation, report it to the hotel management, your travel agent, your embassy, the local police or the police in your home country.

clim ate protection Compensate the emissions from your flight… Climate change is among the most urgent challenges of our time, so projects that help prevent global warming are more important than ever. The Kuoni composting project in Bali ensures greenhouse gas emissions are avoided and waste is reduced, as well as creating jobs and value compost agriculture. Even with a small fee, you too can support this innovative project and compensate the CO2 emissions of your flight. http://kuoni.myclimate.org/e

welcome to ananea – the gr een way to tr avel Book an unforgettable tour and learn how people in other countries live and work. Relax in one of our eco-friendly hotels – many are luxurious retreats that meet the highest standards of sustainable tourism – or take an active part and volunteer on a sustainable project, such a cheetah conservation in Namibia or teaching English at a local school in Thailand. Download our Ananea e-brochure at www.kuoni.co.uk/ananea or call 01306 871187 to speak to one of our Ananea experts.

Prices for emission compensation through myclimate: Short haul £4-18 Mid-haul £18-70 Long haul £70-123

fashion for char it y To help people in developing communities, we’ve collaborated with designer Osman Yousefzada to create K by Osman, a collection of intricately hand crafted garments. The first piece is a luxurious silk and cashmere scarf produced by local artisans in India, and profits will aid the charity Children’s Rights in Goa. To find out more, visit www.kuoni.co.uk/kbyosman


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Discover Australia... With three climates from the ‘Top End’ to the south, the Tropic of Capricorn across the centre; and three time zones, Australia is vast. But so is our experience of Australia, as you’ll see on the following pages. In the tropics, we’ll take you to ages-old Aboriginal cave paintings; through World Heritage rainforest, ballooning over vineyards and diving in the coral magic of the Great Barrier Reef. For families, there are theme parks, surfing and the wonderful Australia Zoo around the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Sophisticated Sydney is an experience-packed destination itself, and a perfect base to explore wider afield. Sports-mad Melbourne has wonderful food and wine, the Great Ocean Road and a Penguin Parade. At magical Uluru, listen spellbound to a startalker deep into the night and find out what life’s like in the harsh Red Centre. Meet kangaroos on Kangaroo Island off South Australia; or stay inland for wine tastings in the famous Barossa Valley. In Western Australia, spot friendly dolphins and unusual Wave Rock, along with astonishing desert and Gold Rush relics. Australia is huge. So is the welcome shown to visitors. Combine that with the personal knowledge and experience of our dedicated Australia experts, with their insights into where you want to go, and you’ll be booking the holiday of a lifetime with Kuoni.

Our Personal Travel Experts suggest: First time to AUSTRALIA?

Are you a free spirit?

If it’s your first time to Australia, you could relax on Gold Coast beaches; discover city sights in Sydney, or cruise the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. Choosing a simple hotel and flight combination is a clear plan and you can easily add on experiences to make it more personal.

Where do you want to go and what do you want to do? Our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts are ready to tailor make a holiday from scratch. We’ll help you mix and match destinations, flights, hotels and experiences across the planet. Your perfect holiday will spring to life. You can add flexible bolt-on journeys, such as staying in a tropical rainforest and take inspiration from our suggestions throughout the brochure. Alternatively, hire a motorhome and simply make it up as you go along.

If you love exploring but have no time to plan...

Escorted tours are perfect if you really want to get to the heart of a country, but don’t have the time to plan and research routes, hotels and experiences. You can choose a group tour with a guide, a pre-planned self-drive holiday taking in the ‘must-sees’ of the area, even a private journey where you can follow a suggested itinerary at your own pace. You can also add on extensions and experiences to make your holiday unforgettable.

Walk round the sacred rock listening to Dreamtime stories; rise early or stay late to see this monolith in a spectacular red light.

Wav e Rock page 86 Carved by erosion over millennia, this enormous rock is a perfectly formed breaker, seemingly crashing into the desert below.

The path less travelled

So, you’ve been to Australia before and now you want to try something different; to find all those cultural and scenic gems just waiting to be discovered. If this sounds like you, take a look at our inspirational tours, such as travelling by train on the legendary Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin; get away from it all in tranquil Tasmania; or explore marine wildlife on Lizard Island on the Barrier Reef. From wildlife to wineries, the outback to rainforests, we have it covered. Especially with our tailor made holidays. Just tell us your ideas, your travel dreams, and together we’ll create your perfect holiday.

va r r a va lley page 77 Enjoy a sunrise balloon flight over Yarra Valley wineries, dropping in for a sparkling wine breakfast and wine-tasting.

Gr eat Ocea n Roa d page 76 One of the truly great scenic drives of the world - do it by coach tour or self-drive, but do it!


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INDONESIA

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A unique experience, walking among sealions, watching koalas and echidnas and exploring spectacular wild beaches.

Take a day trip by ‘Wavepiercer’ or sail out and stay on the Reef. You cannot leave Australia without this wonder-filled experience!

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Penguin Pa r a de page 76 Walk the treetops among wild koalas before the twilight parade of little penguins leaving the sea for their inland burrows.

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Enjoy calm and near solitude as you explore a wilderness paradise of beautiful beaches and diverse woodlands.

Climb by day for the views, by night for the drama, the sheer achievement of your climb is tremendously satisfying.


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Discover the incredible diversity of four Australian states and territories, with the opportunity to explore vibrant cities, the remote Outback, and the remarkable natural wonders of Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. Australian Icons is an ideal way to see the highlights of this vast country, and includes a variety of sightseeing as well as accommodation options to suit your budget.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 12 NIGHTS Melbourne: 3 nights Alice Springs: 1 night h Uluru: 2 nights h Cairns: 3 nights h Sydney: 3 nights

DAY 4 h This morning transfer to Melbourne airport for your

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DAY 5 h Continue today to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Visit a camel farm where you can take an optional ride. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the resort facilities at Ayers Rock Resort, then enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the sunset over Uluru. Travel to an exclusive venue to enjoy an Australian barbecue dinner.

DAY 1 h Arrive into Melbourne and transfer to your hotel

DAY 6 h Rise early to view Uluru at sunrise, a marvel of

for three nights. Enjoy some sightseeing in the city at your own arrangement. Royal Botanic Gardens, St Paul’s Cathedral and Parliament House. Travel to Phillip Island to observe the world famous nightly Fairy Penguin Parade (extra cost).

glowing, changing colours. Tour the caves at the base of Uluru and hear the Aboriginal dreamtime legends explained before visiting the Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon, travel through desert plains to mysterious Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Embark on a two to three hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout followed by a spectacular sunset with complimentary sparkling wine.

DAY 3 h Today is at leisure. Optional activities include driving along the Great Ocean Road, wine tasting in the Yarra Valley or taking a ride on Puffing Billy.

DAY 7 h Morning at leisure at the resort before your transfer to Ayers Rock airport for a flight to tropical Cairns. Transfer to your Cairns hotel for three nights with this afternoon at leisure.

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Days 8 and 11 and dinner on Day 5 and 12. ACCOMMODATION h Choose from our 3 star option or our 4½ star option. TOUR INCLUDES h Day tour coaches for land based sightseeing. Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed and the services of a driver/guide on each day tour. Return airport transfers are included. TRANSPORT h Modern luxury coaches (non-smoking) are air-conditioned with reclining seats, two door access and ample leg room. GROUP SIZE h This is an independent tour, although the day trips will operate 25-50 passengers. NB h International and domestic flights are not included.

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DAY 10 h Transfer to Cairns airport for your flight to Sydney

Barrier Reef. View the coral and fish from a semisubmersible vessel, snorkel (gear is included), swim or go scuba diving (extra charge). A tropical buffet lunch is all part of the fun too.

with an afternoon at leisure. Stay in Sydney for three nights.

DAY 9 h This morning, board the famous Kuranda Train for a

breathtaking rail journey. Return via the Skyrail Cableway across the rainforest to be entertained at the internationally renowned Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Learn about this ancient culture through stage shows and dance demonstrations.

DAY 11 h Tour the sights of Sydney and the historic Rocks

spectacular Blue Mountains. Stop at the Skyway and Scenic railways for an optional ride on the world’s steepest railway (at extra cost locally). Enjoy views of the Three Sisters on your return (all optional, extra cost).

District, see the Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and famous Bondi Beach, then return to the city for a Sydney Harbour luncheon cruise. Cross the Bridge and stop at Milson’s Point to photograph fabulous views of the city skyline. Visit Manly Beach before returning to the city.

DAY 13 h Transfer to Sydney airport for your return flight. Alternatively you may choose to extend your stay in Sydney or in one of the many stopover destinations available, subject to flight schedules.

DAY 12 h Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to koalas,

kangaroos and wombats before continuing to the

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PRICES IN £ PER PERSON AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION ONLY Holiday

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UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

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Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Featuring two epic train journeys, everchanging landscapes and stunning natural wonders, this exciting tour offers a unique experience for the discerning traveller. Highlights along this lesser-travelled journey include the native flora and fauna of Kangaroo Island, the Outback oasis of historic Broken Hill, and magical views of Uluru at sunrise.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 8 NIGHTS Indian Pacific: 1 night Broken Hill: 1 night h Kangaroo Island: 1 night h Adelaide: 1 night h The Ghan: 1 night h Alice Springs: 1 night h Kings Canyon: 1 night h Uluru: 1 night h h

DAY 3 h Morning flight to Adelaide to enjoy a day at leisure in this elegant city. South Australia’s capital, Adelaide boasts pretty parklands and botanical gardens as well as excellent restaurants and world-class wines from the nearby Barossa Valley. Late this afternoon, transfer back to the airport for a short flight to Kangaroo Island and an overnight stay.

DAY 8 h After breakfast, take a DAY 4 h Experience a full day tour

DAY 1 h Arrive in Sydney and

transfer to the train station to board the great Indian Pacific train (p31) this afternoon. Watch scenic landscapes pass by through the large picture windows as you travel through rural New South Wales and cross into Outback country overnight. Settle into your comfortable cabin for the night.

1 Indian Pacific train in the Australian Outback

DAY 2 h Early morning arrival into

the historic mining town of Broken Hill, where you will disembark the train. Enjoy a full day tour of Broken Hill and the Silverton area, with highlights including heritagelisted architecture, the Line of Lode Miner’s Memorial and Visitor’s Centre, the vast Mundi Mundi plains and the spectacular Sculpture Symposium – one of Australia’s most renowned sculpture collections.

Head south along the Stewart Highway on your way to Kings Canyon, stopping en route at Stuarts Well where you have the chance to take an optional camel ride (extra cost). On arrival at Kings Canyon, enjoy sparkling wine and canapés at sunset on Carmichael Crag (time permitting). Dinner and overnight.

discovering Australia’s very own Galapagos. A sanctuary for many native species including wallabies, koalas, sealions and echidnas, explore the natural attractions of this tranquil, unspoilt island. Enjoy a bush barbecue lunch and return to Adelaide early evening, transferring to your hotel for one night. DAY 5 h After breakfast, transfer to the train station for your journey on board The Ghan (p31). Its full name – The Afghan Express – derives from the Afghan camel trains that trekked the route before rail tracks were laid. Witness wonderful desert scenery and relax in your private cabin. DAY 6 h Depart the train at Alice

Springs this afternoon and transfer to your hotel for a one night stay. DAY 7 h An early start awaits to begin a 4x4 tour of the remarkable Red Centre.

short drive to Kings Canyon for a morning walk before the peak heat of the day. Choose a three-hour guided Rim Walk to witness the incredible buttressed domes, Lost City and Garden of Eden, or the shorter Kings Creek Walk into the centre of the canyon. Travel onwards to Willonga Well for lunch under the shade of the mighty desert oaks. Arrive mid-afternoon in the UluruKata Tjuta National Park and walk through the Walpa Gorge. A Sounds of Silence dinner (see p97) under the stars is optional this evening. Alternatively, view the spectacular sunset over Uluru and Kata Tjuta before dinner and overnight. DAY 9 h Depart in darkness this morning to watch the first rays of light over Uluru. Optional activities today include a three-hour Aboroginal guided Mala Walk (extra cost), or a guided base walk. Return to Uluru early afternoon where your tour concludes. Depart from Ayers Rock airport or choose to extend your stay.

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Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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East Coast Highlights Self-Drive

Take to the open road and discover the golden beaches, welcoming towns and tropical rainforest of New South Wales and Queensland. Choose your own attractions – with highlights including the worldclass wineries of the Hunter Valley, the remarkable Great Barrier Reef and the unique fauna of Fraser Island – and make this popular coastal journey at your own pace. A true Australian adventure!

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 19 NIGHTS

Hunter Valley: 1 night Port Macquarie: 1 night h Byron Bay: 1 night h Gold Coast: 2 nights h Brisbane: 1 night h Noosa: 1 night h Fraser Island: 2 nights h Agnes Water: 1 night h Barmoya: 1 night h Airlie Beach: 2 nights h Townsville: 1 night h Mission Beach: 2 nights h Port Douglas: 2 nights h Cape Tribulation/Mossman: 1 night h h

1 Great surf along the Gold Coast

DAY 1 h Collect your rental car and

make your way to the Hunter Valley, renowned for its picturesque vineyards and worldclass wines. Perhaps book our Hunter Valley boutique wine tasting experience (p43). DAY 2 h This morning you may

choose to take a sunrise Champagne hot-air balloon flight over the valley. Depart for the natural beauty of Port Macquarie, where it’s not uncommon to see dolphins swimming offshore (approx. 190 miles).

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alternativ e itinerary It is also possible to shorten this itinerary as 5 nights from Sydney to Brisbane or 13 nights from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation/Mossman.

breakfast and dinner on Day 11, breakfast on Day 19; 4 star option: breakfast on Day 4-5 and 19, breakfast and dinner on Day 11; 4½ star option: breakfast on Day 4-5, 7, 12-14 and 19, breakfast and dinner on Day 11. ACCOMMODATION h A choice of accommodation options are available, from comfortable 3 star properties to 4½ star boutique hotels. CAR HIRE h See p36-37 for details of Avis car hire.

DAY 3 h Wake early and embark on the long drive north to Byron Bay. Drive inland or head along the coast, taking regular rest stops along the way (approx. 260 miles).

East Coast Highlights Self-Drive East Coast Highlights Self-Drive East Coast Highlights Self-Drive UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

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DAY 12 h A slightly longer drive

beaches and café culture today. Drive north along the Pacific Highway to spend two nights exploring the glitzy Gold Coast, with its thrilling theme parks and excellent surf (approx. 60 miles).

today takes you to Airlie Beach. This lovely town with its pretty lagoon is a worth a stop in its own right, but as the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, a snorkelling excursion, sailing trip or scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef is recommended (approx. 310 miles).

DAY 6 h Continue north to

Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city, home to vibrant cafés, excellent galleries and a wealth of shops (approx. 50 miles). DAY 7 h Leave Brisbane and drive on to pretty Noosa. En route, perhaps stop at the Glass House Mountains (a series of volcanic crags named by Captain Cook) and Steve Irwin’s world-famous Australia Zoo (approx. 90 miles). DAY 8 h Journey to River Heads,

the departure point for the unique World Heritage site of Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island. Leave your hire car in River Heads and hire a 4x4 or join a tour, and cross by catamaran in late afternoon. Enjoy two nights here, exploring rainforest, mangroves, freshwater lakes and spotting dingoes (approx. 120 miles). DAY 10 h Return catamaran

crossing this morning, then drive to the relaxed coastal town of Agnes Water (approx. 170 miles). DAY 11 h Travel through

Rockhampton to Barmoya for a one night stay on a working cattle farm (approx. 170 miles).

TRANSFERS h Return catamaran transfer to Fraser Island is included. EXPERIENCES h All activities at extra cost. For a range of prebookable New South Wales and Queensland experiences, please see p42-43 and p56-57.

Mossman Mission Beach

DAY 14 h Drive along the north-

east coast to the city of Townsville, amidst rainforest, reef, sandy beaches and Outback bush (approx. 170 miles). DAY 15 h Make your way to Mission Beach, home to some of mainland Australia’s most picturesque beaches and an ideal spot for relaxing (approx. 150 miles). DAY 17 h Pass through Cairns and join the spectacular coastal road to Port Douglas, with lush rainforest on your left and wonderful sea views to your right. Explore this friendly fishing town and visit Four Mile Beach (approx. 130 miles). DAY 19 h Cross by ferry to Cape

Tribulation in the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, where the ancient rainforest meets the reef. Discover native flora and fauna during one of the region’s many activities, from 4x4 tours and Daintree Rainforest walks to zipline forest flying and sea kayaking (approx. 50 miles). DAY 20 h Return your rental car at

either Cairns airport or a local depot.

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meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Classic Australia

Ideal for the first time visitor, this whirlwind tour will take you through the highlights of this magical land, with its stunning natural landscapes and vibrant culture. From the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne to the ancient mysteries of Uluru, Australia will enchant you.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 11 NIGHTS Sydney: 3 nights Melbourne: 3 nights h Uluru (Ayers Rock): 2 nights h Cairns: 3 nights h h

DAY 1 h Arrive in Sydney and make

your way to the excellent value Travelodge Wynyard (p49). Spend three nights getting to know Australia’s largest city, with its iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visit the stunning tourist mecca of Bondi Beach and check out this surfer’s paradise. Immerse yourself in cosmopolitan café culture, browse the many markets, explore the Royal Botanic Gardens or book yourself on a romantic cruise across the stunning harbour. Perhaps venture further afield on a trip to the Blue Mountains or the wineries of the Hunter Valley.

1 Sydney, with its iconic Opera House

DAY 4 h Fly to Melbourne,

Australia’s cultural hub and home to a fantastic arts and festival scene. Once you have arrived, head for the Ibis Hotel (p80) for three nights.

During your stay in this vibrant city, take time to wander through the historic laneways and arcades, discovering hidden boutiques and upcoming designers and sampling the delights of local food and wine. Hire a car and head out on the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most scenic drives, or visit Philip Island to watch penguins roam in their natural habitat. DAY 7 h Return to the airport and fly to the mystical Ayers Rock or Uluru, as it is known by its local indigenous guardians. Transfer to The Lost Camel (p100) for a two night stay experiencing the aweinspiring wonders of the Outback. Uluru is an enormous sandstone formation, one of Australia’s most recognisable features and sacred to many indigenous traditions. Take a local tour and discover the region’s other great landmarks as well as the glorious fauna and flora that flourish in this harsh land. Spend your evenings stargazing at the impenetrable wash of the Milky Way, and marvel at some of the most astonishing landscapes on earth.

DAY 9 h Continue your journey to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland where, on arrival, you will transfer to the relaxed Bay Village (p62) for three nights. This friendly tropical city is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef – one of the great natural wonders of the world. Many of the reef tours offer scuba diving, so you can truly get up close to this legendary marine treasure. Or, just below the water’s surface, snorkelling also offers an incredible experience of tropical fish and fascinating corals. For an alternative view of the Great Barrier Reef, take to the skies on a scenic flight – perfect for photo opportunities. Cairns is also an excellent base for exploring the Daintree Rainforest, where you can immerse yourself in one of the most lush and enticing environments on earth, and an ideal destination for trying new thrills, including bungee jumping and white water rafting. DAY 12 h Depart for the airport or

choose to extend your stay.

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COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

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Accommodation is in 3 star hotels but you may upgrade to 4 or 5 star hotels at extra cost. TRANSFERS h Airport transfers are included at each destination. EXPERIENCES h For a selection of prebookable experiences please see relevant pages. TRAVEL TIPS h Temperatures can change between each location so make sure you pack enough layers. NB h No flights are included in the price of this itinerary.

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meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Australian Experience

A fantastic dream itinerary for the first time visitor to Australia, this wonderful journey will take you to the great Australian cities of Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, monolithic Uluru - lost amongst the immensity of the Outback, the fabulously rich natural and cultural delights of the Northern Territory’s ‘Top End’, and tropical Cairns - gateway to the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 17 NIGHTS Perth: 3 nights Melbourne: 3 nights h Uluru (Ayers Rock): 2 nights h Darwin: 1 night h Arnhem Land & Kakadu: 1 night h Darwin: 1 night h Cairns: 3 nights h Sydney: 3 nights h h

DAY 1 h Arrive in Perth and make

your way to the Crowne Plaza Perth (p91). Enjoy three days to discover the many pleasures of this relaxed riverside city. Perhaps choose a romantic cruise, cycle your way along the river’s edge or browse for Aboriginal arts and craftwork. After exploring the city, you may like to see the diverse surrounding area. Take a boat to Rottnest Island – home of the rare quokka; navigate the incredible Pinnacles Desert or travel to the amazing formation of Wave Rock.

1 Kakadu National Park

DAY 4 h Fly to Melbourne, Australia’s

cultural hub, for a three night stay at the stylish Crown Promenade (p81). From here you can dip into the exciting Crown Casino, numerous galleries and boutiques or discover the historic laneways.

Perhaps visit the beautiful Yarra Valley and indulge in a day’s wine tasting; or hire a car and drive along one of the world’s most scenic routes: The Great Ocean Road. Melbourne also plays host to a number of sports, music and arts events – don’t forget to look out for one of the numerous festivals. DAY 7 h Fly to Ayers Rock airport and transfer to Desert Gardens (p101) for two nights. Feel the full majesty of this mystical site, sacred to the ancient traditions of indigenous Aborigines, marvel at the mysterious flora and fauna that flourish in the Outback and gaze at the canopy of the starspangled desert sky. DAY 9 h Fly to the isolated city of Darwin in the unique ‘Top End’, where European and Aboriginal lifestyles meet. Make your way to the Novotel Darwin Atrium (p103) for an overnight stay.

DAY 11 h Return to Darwin’s

Novotel Darwin Atrium (p103) for an overnight stay and another chance to enjoy the city’s cosmopolitan café culture. DAY 12 h Fly to Cairns and transfer

to the Holiday Inn Cairns (p63) for a three night stay. This lovely tropical city is the gateway to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Also on your doorstep lies the unspoilt rainforest at Kuranda and the scenic delights of the Atherton Tablelands, including towering waterfalls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. DAY 15 h Complete your incredible journey with three nights in fabulous Sydney, with its famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge, staying at the Four Points by Sheraton (p49). Immerse yourself in the world-class museums, laidback lifestyle and fantastic city beaches. Be sure to visit a selection of the city’s renowned restaurants and bars.

DAY 10 h Leave on a short escorted

tour to explore magnificent Kakadu National Park, with its stunning rock paintings and prolific wildlife, and the vast Arnhem Land – a huge tract of protected Aboriginal country infused with the heritage and lore of these ancient people.

DAY 18 h Depart for Sydney airport

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Adelaide

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Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Australia in Style

Discover the varied wonders of this enchanting land, from the buzz of vibrant Sydney to the mesmerising tranquillity of mystical Uluru; from perfect white sand beaches on an exclusive island to lush tropical rainforest - all the while resting assured in some of Australia’s finest, most stylish and luxurious accommodation. With Australia in Style, you are free to spend your days exploring your surroundings as much as you wish - or simply enjoy time at leisure admiring the views.

1 Harbour Bridge and Sydney skyline

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 12 NIGHTS Sydney: 3 nights Uluru: 2 nights h Cairns: 2 nights h Hamilton Island: 3 nights h Port Douglas: 2 nights h

During your stay, discover Uluru and experience the majesty of this unique, otherworldy landscape, sacred to the indigenous people of Australia.

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DAY 1 h On arrival in Sydney, make

your way to the luxurious ShangriLa Hotel (p46), situated right on vibrant Circular Quay in the historic Rocks district, with stunning views across the famous harbour to the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. You have three nights to explore the city’s many world-class museums, sophisticated shopping and thriving restaurant scene plus the beachside suburbs at Bondi and Manly and, not far from the city, the exquisite vineyards of Hunter Valley and the UNESCO recognised Blue Mountains National Park. DAY 4 h Take a flight to Uluru in

Australia’s famous Red Centre. On arrival, transfer to the exclusive surrounds of Longitude 131° (p100), a romantic and ecologically sensitive luxury wilderness camp set like an oasis of comfort in the endless Outback desert.

DAY 6 h Fly on to the north of

Queensland and the tropical paradise of Cairns. On arrival, head for the prestigious ShangriLa The Marina Cairns (p62) located adjacent to the city’s Marina, and superbly placed for the city’s best shopping and fine eateries. Numerous local attractions include the uniquely rich marine habitat of the Great Barrier Reef and a selection of lovely nearby beaches.

DAY 11 h Return flight to Cairns,

then journey 40 minutes north along the scenic coastal road to sophisticated Port Douglas for two nights at the luxurious Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas (p67), with its magnificent spa and country club. Wander along the serene shores of Four Mile Beach, explore the ancient Daintree Rainforest or beautiful Cape Tribulation. DAY 13 h Transfer to Cairns airport or choose to extend your stay.

DAY 8 h A short flight will transport

you to idyllic Hamilton Island in the beautiful Whitsundays – a yachtsman’s paradise and exclusive holiday hideaway, with spectacular coral reefs, sublime maritime scenery and some of the world’s most exquisite beaches. On arrival, you will be transferred to the serene escape of qualia (p71), perhaps the Whitsunday’s most exclusive retreat, and a unique destination on Hamilton Island’s quiet, northernmost tip. Enjoy three days to explore – with an array of activities including snorkelling, diving, luxury cruising and golf on nearby Dent Island – or simply kick back and relax in the resort’s indulgent surrounds.

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Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

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meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Australian Family Discovery

Seek out close encounters with unique and iconic wildlife, sink your toes in endless white sand beaches, delve into untouched rainforests, enjoy thrilling theme parks and savour some of the world’s most cultured and liveable cities. Get the best for your family on this specially designed itinerary with carefully selected accommodation to suit all their needs.

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DAY 4 h Fly to the tropical holiday

TOUR DURATION: 11 NIGHTS Sydney: 3 nights Cairns: 4 nights h Brisbane: 2 nights h Gold Coast: 2 nights h h

DAY 1 h Upon arrival in Sydney,

transfer to the Harbour Rocks (p47). Settle in for three days in this gorgeous city, with its famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Perhaps visit the Sydney Aquarium and the Bondi Shark Museum for some startling glimpses from beneath the waves; or head to beautiful Taronga Zoo with its magnificent views across the harbour, diverse collection of native and exotic species and the Sky Safari Chair – an exhilarating cable car ride up the zoo’s hillside. Enjoy a fun ride on the monorail or take a trip on the ferry from Circular Quay across to Manly. And for hitting the waves, Sydney’s northern beaches are ideal for first-time (and more advanced) surfers.

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paradise of Cairns for a four night stay at Bay Village (p63). Explore the wonders of this unique region – perhaps take a cruise to the legendary Great Barrier Reef, one of nature’s true wonders, for a snorkelling trip to swim, snorkel or view tropical marine life from a semi-submersible craft. You might also like to visit an authentic working cattle station on the Wild Outback Experience (prebookable). In vibrant Cairns itself, check out the Esplanade on the foreshore, with its enormous saltwater lagoon, volleyball courts, skate park and play area, or relax on the picturesque beaches north of the city. DAY 8 h Fly south to the city of

Brisbane and a two night stay at the Medina Executive (p61). Hire bikes or rollerblades at Kangaroo Point and explore the city via 20km of riverside pathways. Check out the adorable cubs at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, where you can also watch an Aussie sheepdog show and get up-close to roaming kangaroos.

Or take a tour out to the bush and explore the Hinterlands. Perhaps a highlight of any family holiday to Australia would be a visit to the famous Australia Zoo, located approx. an hour north of Brisbane and home of the late Steve Irwin, AKA, The Crocodile Hunter! DAY 10 h Approx. one hour from

Brisbane lies one of Australia’s premier holiday destinations – the Gold Coast: a unique mix of Miami’s South Beach meets Las Vegas and Orlando Florida. With 70km of surf-happy beaches; world famous theme parks including Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World; and wild water parks – this region plays host to innumerable exciting things to do. Spend three nights at the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa in Surfers Paradise (p60) and let the fun begin! DAY 12 h Transfer to Brisbane

airport or choose to extend your stay.

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MEAL PLAN h No meals are included. ACCOMMODATION h Is in 3½ star

pri vate journey This is a private multi-centre itinerary and not an escorted group tour.

hotels or higher, but you may change your accommodation to 4 or 5 star hotels at extra cost. TRANSFERS h Airport transfers are included at each destination. EXPERIENCES h For a selection of prebookable experiences please see relevant pages. TRAVEL TIPS h Temperatures can change between each location so make sure you pack enough layers to handle all temperatures. NB h No flights are included in the price of this itinerary.

TA ILOR M A DE & U PGR A DES TAILOR MADE h Don’t forget you can tailor make your own Kuoni holiday by changing: h Your length of holiday h Your day of departure h Your hotel h Your meal plan h Your airline h The class you fly h And even, where applicable, add private transfers and excursion packages.

Australian Family Discovery UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

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meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Discover the incredible diversity of Australia, with the opportunity to explore the vibrant cities of Sydney and Melbourne, the striking and remote Outback, tropical Cairns and the breathtakingly beautiful Great Barrier Reef. An ideal itinerary for first time visitors to this fascinating country. Highlights of Australia can also be combined with Contrasts of New Zealand (p123) on selected dates to form an extensive tour of both countries.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 12 NIGHTS Melbourne: 3 nights Alice Springs: 1 night h Uluru: 2 nights h Cairns: 3 nights h Sydney: 3 nights h h

DAY 1 h Arrive in the cosmopolitan

city of Melbourne and attend an evening welcome drink with your tour guide and fellow travellers. Enjoy a three night stay. DAY 2 h Take a morning tour of the

city and see the Royal Botanic Gardens, St Paul’s Cathedral and Parliament House. This afternoon is at leisure – perhaps join an optional tour to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade.

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You will then join a local family for afternoon tea at Bond Springs Station, and hear stories of life on a cattle grazing farm. Overnight in Alice Springs.

DAY 3 h Full day at leisure to explore the city and the local region. Perhaps enjoy a scenic ride on Puffing Billy, a century-old steam train. A trip to the Yarra Valley to sample delicious wines in beautiful natural landscapes is recommended, or you may like to hire a car to drive along the famous Great Ocean Road (all at extra cost). DAY 4 h Fly to Alice Springs. On

arrival, visit the School of Air providing an educational facility for children living in remote areas.

DAY 5 h Morning tour of Telegraph Hill Station and the excellent Royal Flying Doctor Service. Pass through the West MacDonnell Range, stopping to view indigenous artwork at the Impanpa Aboriginal Community Centre and the majestic Atila (Mount Conner), before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. In the evening, sip a glass of local sparkling wine whilst watching a magical sunset over Uluru from the ‘sunset strip’ viewing area. Stay two nights. DAY 6 h Rise early to view Uluru at

sunrise. Tour the caves at the base of the rock, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime before heading to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a sacred Aboriginal site of 36 colossal domes of red rock. Walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of the domes. Enjoy sunset here with a glass of sparkling wine. DAY 7 h Enjoy free time this morning before flying to Cairns. Further time at leisure to explore this vibrant tropical town. Spend three nights in Cairns.

DAY 8 h Cruise by high-speed

catamaran to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, with time for scuba diving (extra cost), snorkelling and swimming. Enjoy a reef education presentation and tropical buffet lunch on board the pontoon. DAY 9 h Spend today at leisure with the option to take a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway ride above the rainforest canopy. DAY 10 h This morning, encounter

unique native animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome before your flight to Sydney and a three night stay. DAY 11 h Visit the famous Opera

House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Stroll along Bondi Beach and enjoy a luncheon cruise at Sydney Harbour. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city – perhaps visiting the historic Rocks district. Day 12 h A full day at leisure. There

is the option to visit the remarkable scenery in the Blue Mountains or go wine tasting in the lovely Hunter Valley (extra cost). Farewell dinner with your tour director and new found friends. DAY 13 h Transfer to Sydney airport for your onward flight.

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Jan 06*, 20 h Feb 03, 10*, 17 Mar 03*, 10.

* Indicates guaranteed departure dates. Please contact us for updates as further dates reach minimum numbers and become guaranteed.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION h

Departure and arrival airport transfers are included. Modern

Alice Springs Uluru

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Highlights of Australia is escorted by a tour director and tour driver and is operated by AAT Kings.

TASMANIA

for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

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luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, two door access, on board toilet, ample legroom and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. GROUP SIZE h 25-50 passengers. Minimum numbers apply (please see p193 for details). NB h International and domestic flights are not included.

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2915 4995

3095 4915

2665 4915

895 1435

UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements.

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Outback Wonders

Take a voyage of discovery through some of Australia’s wild and aweinspiring Outback scenery. Indulge in Clare Valley wine tasting, marvel at underground living in Coober Pedy, experience sunset at Uluru and visit the Devils Marbles. Gain an insight into Aboriginal cultures, local tradition and authentic Australian life on this comprehensive outback experience.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 14 NIGHTS Adelaide: 1 night Flinders Ranges: 1 night h Port Augusta: 1 night h Coober Pedy: 1 night h Uluru: 2 nights h Kings Canyon: 1 night h Alice Springs: 2 nights h Tennant Creek: 1 night h Katherine: 1 night h Jabiru: 1 night h Darwin: 2 nights h h

DAY 1 h Arrive at Adelaide airport

and transfer to your hotel for the night. The rest of the day is at leisure.

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Hill Precinct. Visit an underground mine and experience the life of an early miner. Enjoy a barbecue dinner at the Battery Mine Centre.

Tjuta National Park for a two night stay. Enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sunset over Uluru. DAY 6 h Rise early to view sunrise

over Uluru. Enjoy a guided walk into Mutitjulu Waterhole. Travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and walk into Walpa Gorge. Enjoy a sunset viewing with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

DAY 11 h Travel across vast Outback

stations. Visit the historic Daly Waters Hotel before continuing into ‘Never Never’ country. Stop at Mataranka for a dip in the thermal springs or stroll through the Elsey Homestead replica.

DAY 7 h Travel to Kings Canyon. For the energetic there is a guided climb to the canyon rim for magnificent views of Watarrka National Park. Or you may prefer to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor.

DAY 12 h Cruise through Katherine

Gorge, visit the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre then continue deep into Kakadu National Park. Join a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong. You should see a variety of bird life and may even spot an estuarine crocodile. Overnight in Jabiru.

DAY 8 h Continue to Alice Springs DAY 2 h Orientation tour of

Adelaide before heading north to sample local wines at Sevenhill Cellars in the Clare Valley. Travel through the Flinders Ranges into Wilpena Pound, a remarkable natural amphitheatre covering nearly 8,000 hectares. DAY 3 h Explore Wilpena Pound before travelling through Pichi Richi Pass to Port Augusta and visit the Wadlata Outback Centre. DAY 4 h Visit Woomera before

travelling to the underground opal mining capital of Coober Pedy. Visit an underground church and local home. 1

Departure and arrival airport transfers are included. Modern luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, two door

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Meal Plan

MMP

UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

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Darwin Litchfield N. P. Katherine

Jabiru Kakadu N. P. WELLESLEY ISLANDS

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Kings Canyon WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Uluru SOUTH AUSTRALIA Coober Pedy Woomera Port Augusta

Outback Wonders is escorted by a tour director and tour driver and is operated by AAT Kings.

Flinders Range NEW SOUTH WALES Adelaide

for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

PRICES IN £ PER PERSON AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION ONLY Holiday

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mysterious Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) and walk around these precariously balanced boulders. Join a local guide in Tennant Creek for a tour of the historic Battery

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* Indicates guaranteed departure dates. Please contact us for updates as further tour dates reach minimum numbers and become guaranteed. Please note that dates are subject to change.

DAY 10 h Travelling north, stop at

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Litchfield National Park to see beautiful Florence Falls and the mysterious Magnetic Termite Mounds. Dine out at Crocosaurus Cove and see Australian reptiles and a turtle sanctuary.

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Accommodation is provided in centrally located 4 star hotels, although 3 star hotels may be provided in smaller regional areas. TOUR INCLUDES h Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed. Hotel porterage is included.

DAY 14 h From Darwin, visit

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Apr 03* h May 01, 29* h Jun 19 h Jul 10*, 31 h Aug 28* h Sep 18, 25* h Oct 09, 30 h Nov 27 h Dec 25 h

DAY 9 h Visit the Desert Park. Travel to Simpsons Gap in the West MacDonnell Ranges, known for its river red gum scenery. This evening visit the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre and enjoy dinner afterwards whilst hearing from the brothers who established the centre and about their sustainable lifestyle.

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access, on board toilet and panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a nonsmoking policy. GROUP SIZE h 25-50 passengers. Minimum numbers apply. NB h Access to Ubirr (Day 13) is not always possible during Nov to May. Alternative touring will be arranged. International flights are not included.

DAY 13 h Stop at the Bowali Visitor Centre to see displays that take you on a journey through Kakadu’s varied habitats and landscapes. Travel to Ubirr and climb to the top for rewarding views. Head for Darwin for a sightseeing tour and a two night stay.

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3529

3675

3515

875

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Best of Tasmania

Rugged and unspoilt, over 40 per cent of Tasmania is protected as World Heritage Sites and national parks, with its landscape boasting lush green pastures, glacial mountains, serene lakes, unique wildlife and historic towns. This escorted tour allows you to get up close with nature and discover the fascinating history of this beautiful ‘Island State’.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 9 NIGHTS Hobart: 1 night Queenstown: 2 nights h Burnie: 2 nights h Launceston: 1 night h Bicheno: 1 night h Port Arthur: 1 night h Hobart: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h Arrive in Hobart and take

an afternoon tour of this beautiful harbour city, visiting Battery Point, Salamanca Place and Constitution Dock. Tonight join your tour director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink followed by dinner and overnight.

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DAY 2 h Head west to stunning

Mount Field National Park and see the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Continue to Lake St Clair and enjoy lunch with a view. Travel through the rainforestbordered road of Gordon Rivers National Park en route to Queenstown, where you will spend two nights.

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Jan 05, Jan 19 h Feb09*, Feb 23 Mar 08*, Mar 22 h Apr 03, 10, 17* h May 01, 15 h Jun 19 h Jul 17 h Sep 08†, 29*† h Oct 20† h Nov 10*†, 24† h Dec 01†, 22†.

breakfast from Days 2-10, lunch on Day 3 and dinner on Days 1-4 and 7-9.

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† Departures from Sep08 onwards are 10 nights in duration, with an additional night between Launceston and Hobart. * Guaranteed departure dates.

ACCOMMODATION h

Accommodation is provided in 3 star superior or 4 star hotels. 3 star hotels may be provided in more remote areas and small towns. TOUR INCLUDES h Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed, and hotel porterage.

DAY 3 h Travel to Strahan, a picturesque fishing village on Tasmania’s wild west coast. Cruise along the famous Gordon River with its crystal clear waters, and enjoy lunch on board. See the incredible 1000-year-old Huon Pine at Heritage Landing. This afternoon is at leisure – perhaps

Best of Tasmania

Meal Plan

MMP

UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

DAY 4 h Journey through Tullah to

the spectacular Cradle Mountain National Park. Discover Waldheim and Dove Lake for one of the scenic highlights of your tour. Drive on to Sheffield in the foothills of Mount Roland, famed for its murals depicting the early history of the northwest. Continue on to Burnie where you will stay for two nights. DAY 5 h Journey to Table Cape – home to rolling green hills and fields of colourful tulips around October time. Admire views of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and the surrounding coastline. Arrive in Wynyard for morning tea and continue west, with views of the The Nut dominating the horizon. On arrival in Stanley, visit Highfield Historic Site – a rare example of domestic architecture from the Regency period. DAY 6 h Drive through Penguin

and enjoy a brief stop in Ulverstone for morning tea. Ashgrove Farm Cheese Factory will be your next stop, for a presentation on cheese making, followed by cheese tasting! After stopping for lunch in Deloraine, arrive in Launceston to visit Cataract Gorge with its exotic flora and fauna. Walk across the suspension bridge or take a chairlift for an aerial view of this urban wilderness. Overnight in Launceston.

with reclining seats and panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. GROUP SIZE h 25-50 passengers. Minimum numbers apply (please see p193 for details). TRAVEL TIPS h Do not forget your camera and a warm jumper for chilly evenings. NB h International flights are not included in the price.

Stanley

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DAY 8 h Enjoy morning tea in

Copping before making your way along the impressive cliff-lined coast to Port Arthur. Cross historic Eaglehawk Neck, once the guarded check-point between the mainland and convicts, and cruise around the Isle of the Dead followed by a guided walking tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site to discover Tasmania’s fascinating past. Overnight in Port Arthur. DAY 9 h Head back over the Tasman Peninsula to feast your eyes on the natural formations of Tasman’s Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. Visit native wildlife including the Tasmanian devil at Bonorong Wildlife Park. Stop for lunch in the historic sandstone village of Richmond and then return to Hobart for an afternoon at leisure and overnight. DAY 10 h Depart for Hobart airport

or choose to extend your stay.

BASS STRAIT Wynyard Burnie Ulverstone

Derby Launceston

Tullah Queenstown Strahan

Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair

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Departure and arrival airport transfers are included. Modern luxury coaches are air-conditioned

DAY 7 h Pass Sidling Lookout, Legerwood’s WWI memorial tree carvings, the old mining town of Derby and the lush Myrtle Rainforest at Weldborough Pass before arriving in St Helen’s. Enter the beautiful Freycinet National Park where a guided walk will unveil breathtaking views across glistening blue waters, forests and golden beaches, culminating in spectacular panoramas from Cape Tourville lookout. Spend tonight in Bicheno.

This tour is escorted by an experienced tour director and tour driver and is operated by AAT Kings.

St Helens

Bicheno Freycinet N. P.

Mount Field N. P. Hobart

TASMAN SEA

Port Arthur

for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

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ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway or visit the Huon Pine Museum (extra cost locally).

Holiday Prices 01Jan 31Mar

01Apr 31Aug

01Sep 30Sep

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Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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East Coast Discovery

An array of tropical delights await on this comprehensive tour of Australia’s East Coast. Soak up the culture of some of the country’s prettiest towns and explore spectacular scenery. Highlights include charming Noosa, the vibrant Gold Coast, and the natural wonders of Fraser Island, breathtaking Daydream Island and the incomparable Great Barrier Reef.

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DAY 4 h Today is at leisure to

TOUR DURATION: 11 NIGHTS Coffs Harbour: 1 night h Gold Coast: 1 night h Noosa: 2 nights h Hervey Bay: 1 night h Rockhampton: 1 night h Daydream Island: 2 nights h Mission Beach: 1 night h Cairns: 2 nights h

DAY 1 h Depart from Sydney early

this morning and travel along the scenic coastline of New South Wales, stopping at Port Macquarie en route to Coffs Harbour. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your tour director and fellow travellers.

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DAY 2 h Journey to Australia’s

easternmost point and soak up the stunning views from the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Enjoy lunch in Byron Bay (own cost) and continue on to the Gold Coast. Visit native wildlife at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary before an evening at leisure to dine at one of the region’s vibrant cafés and restaurants.

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Jun 05 h Jul 03, 31* h Aug 28 h Sep 25 h Oct 23* h Nov 20 h Dec 18 2013 h Jan 15 h Feb 12* h Mar 12 h

CAIRNS TO SYDNEY 2012 h Apr 23 h May 21*

Jun 18 h Jul 16 h Aug 13* Sep 10 h Oct 08 h Nov 05* h Dec 03, 31 2013 h Jan 28 h Feb 25* h Mar 25 h h

* Guaranteed departure dates.

lunch on Days 5 and 11, dinner on Days 1, 5-7, 9 and 10.

DAY 3 h Encounter Australian flora and fauna and enjoy morning tea at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, followed by a guided tour of the bushlands or botanical gardens. Journey to Brisbane for a city tour and opal demonstration before reaching Noosa for a two night stay.

East Coast Discovery UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

DAY 9 h Return by ferry to the mainland and drive on to Townsville for a stroll along the Strand. Your final stop for today is the charming beachside town of Mission Beach.

DAY 5 h Drive to Rainbow Beach, known for its huge coloured sand cliffs and gateway to the unique World Heritage Site of Fraser Island. Cross by ferry and discover the world’s largest sand island on a 4x4 tour, stopping at an ancient rainforest and beautiful Lake McKenzie before a delicious barbecue lunch. Transfer back to the mainland by ferry and stay overnight in Hervey Bay.

DAY 10 h Enter into the Atherton

Tablelands, home to towering waterfalls and lush rainforests. Stop at the MaMu Rainforest Canopy Walkway for wonderful views of the rainforest. Afterwards, visit the Millaa Millaa Falls and the famous Curtain Fig Tree. Continue on to Cairns where you will explore the Botanical Gardens and enjoy an exclusive dinner at Whitfield House – a restored Federation-style mansion located in wonderful tropical gardens – before checking in to your hotel for two nights.

DAY 6 h Travel to Rockhampton:

the ‘beef capital’ of Australia. En route, stop at Langmorn Station – a typical working cattle station. Enjoy afternoon tea at the homestead in a restored ‘Queenslander’ building dating back to 1873. Continue on, crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and arriving in Rockhampton for the night.

DAY 11 h Join a thrilling high speed

catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy a reef presentation and explore this incredible natural wonder. View spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. There is also the opportunity to don your mask and fins (provided) and go snorkelling. Dine on a delicious buffet lunch before returning to Cairns late afternoon.

DAY 7 h Journey north through McKay and on to Airlie Beach – gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Take a ferry to Daydream Island for a two night stay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. DAY 8 h Enjoy today at leisure to soak

up the incredible scenery or take part in a range of optional activities (extra cost). Perhaps join a sailboarding or catamaran class; take

on board toilet, ample legroom and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. GROUP SIZE h 25-50 passengers.

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Departure and arrival airport transfers are included. Modern luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, 2 door access,

Meal Plan

MMP

East Coast Discovery is escorted by a tour director and tour driver and is operated by AAT Kings.

alternative itinerary

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Rockhampton Fraser Island Noosa

Hervey Bay Brisbane

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Byron Bay

NEW SOUTH WALES Dubbo

This tour also operates in reverse from Cairns to Sydney.

Coffs Harbour Port Macquarie Sydney

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PRICES IN £ PER PERSON AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION ONLY Holiday

a rainforest walk; or go snorkelling or kayaking around the island.

explore pretty Noosa and its lovely beaches. Perhaps go for a swim, venture into Noosa National Park or take a boat ride through the Noosa Everglades.

Holiday Prices 01Apr 30Sep

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Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Australia is vast and a dream destination for rail travel. The great trans-continental ‘Indian Pacific’ links the Pacific and Indian Oceans, from Sydney to Perth. The iconic ‘Ghan’ links Adelaide in the south to Outback Alice Springs and tropical Darwin in the north. And the one thousand mile journeys of ‘The Sunlander’ and ‘Tilt Train’ link Brisbane and Cairns to each other as well as the magical Whitsunday Islands and unique Fraser Island. These truly epic rail journeys are an extraordinary way to experience Australia. All routes are available in reverse. Call or see www.kuoni.co.uk for departure details.

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The most iconic of Australia’s great rail journeys, The Ghan traces a route pioneered by the early travellers from south to north across this vast continent. Red Service enjoys compact sleeper cabins with upper and lower sleeping berths, two facing lounge chairs, private washing facilities and shared toilet and shower. Gold Service cabins have a three seater lounge converting to upper and lower berths with compact en suite facilities. Platinum Service enjoys spacious cabins with double beds and full en suite. Dining is included for Gold and Platinum Service passengers. DAY 1 h Sit back and observe the landscape transform

THE GHAN (Darwin to Adelaide or vice versa) THE GHAN (Darwin to Alice Springs or vice versa) THE GHAN (Adelaide to Alice Springs or vice versa)

from urban to agricultural, to pastoral and finally to Outback scrub and desert. Enjoy a kaleidoscopic colour display as the sun finally sets and the gentle motion of the train’s passage serenades you to a restful sleep.

DAY 2 h Wake early and enjoy a remarkable Outback

sunrise as an undisturbed landscape reveals itself before you. Early afternoon The Ghan will glide into Alice Springs, gateway to Australia’s burnt red interior. For passengers continuing to Darwin, there is time to experience a selection of optional tours to attractions such as The Royal Flying Doctor Service, Anzac Hill and Alice Springs Desert Park. Board the train early evening and continue north. DAY 3 h Arrive in the small country town of Katherine where there is time to enjoy an optional cruise of Katherine Gorge. Later, depart for the final leg of the journey arriving into Darwin in the early evening.


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On Australia’s most epic rail journey, relax in comfort with large picture windows revealing Australia’s unique landscapes unfold before you and spot a fascinating array of wildlife from the comfort of the lounge or your cabin. Red, Gold and Platinum service is available as per The Ghan. DAY 1 h Say goodbye to the Pacific Ocean and

Australia’s vibrant East Coast as the Indian Pacific trundles out of historic Sydney mid-afternoon. Ahead of you is a journey of some 2,700 miles, a distance roughly equivalent of London to Tehran. Not far out of Sydney, the train will enter rural New South Wales and overnight cross into Outback country.

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INDIAN PACIFIC (Sydney to Perth or vice versa) INDIAN PACIFIC (Sydney to Adelaide or vice versa) INDIAN PACIFIC (Perth to Adelaide or vice versa)

DAY 2 h Arrive early into the historic mining town of

into South Australia and on to Adelaide, arriving late afternoon for optional tours of the city, the National Wine Centre or Adelaide Zoo. Passengers from Adelaide board ahead of an evening departure. DAY 3 h The longest stretch of the journey will take you across the Outback and the treeless plains of The Nullarbor. Stop at isolated Cook to explore the remains of this once thriving town, now largely abandoned. Continue to historic Kalgoorlie, Australia’s gold mining capital, and enjoy a final ‘Whistle Stop’ tour. Depart later that night. DAY 4 h The Indian Pacific arrives mid-morning in

Perth on the banks of the Swan River and just a few miles from the Indian Ocean.

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First Class passengers travel in cabins that convert to sleeping berths with private vanity and sinks. Queenslander Class passengers enjoy an upgraded experience that includes a private two seat lounge that converts to bunks along with luxury extras including robes, slippers, amenity packs and a turndown service, as well as included fine dining and refreshments in the dining and lounge cars which are exclusive for Queenslander Class passengers. Toilet and shower facilities are shared. The Sunlander includes meals and non-alcoholic drinks in Queenslander Class only.

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Townsville Airlie Beach

coast all the way. The journey crosses rich farmlands and rolling country and passes through quaint Queensland towns. And as night draws in, relax and be rocked to sleep as the train gently glides across the Tropic of Capricorn.

Whitsunday Islands Mackay

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Gladstone

DAY 2 h With sunrise, a new day is greeted by a new

tropical landscape: green and lush and hinting at adventures to come. A full day on board carries you on to the north and the tropical city of Cairns, your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and where you arrive at 4.15pm (Monday) or 7.15pm (Wednesday and Friday).

Hervey Bay

Fraser Island

Brisbane

DAY 1 h Departing from Brisbane’s Roma Street

station at 9am (Sunday) or lunchtime (Tuesday and Thursday), The Sunlander forges north into the hinterland, travelling inland, but shadowing the

NB h Passengers for the Whitsunday Islands leave the

train at Proserpine for coach connections to Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.

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A faster service than the Sunlander, the Tilt Train offers comfortable seating in a 2x1 configuration with each seat enjoying its own personal entertainment system, power point, blankets and pillows as well as extensive legroom and recline. There are shared shower facilities and food and refreshments are available for purchase from the trolley service as well as the Galley car.

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QUEENSLAND

Gladstone

Hervey Bay

Fraser Island

Brisbane THE TILT TRAIN (Brisbane to Hervey Bay or vice versa) THE TILT TRAIN (Brisbane to Whitsundays or vice versa) THE TILT TRAIN (Brisbane to Cairns or vice versa)

DAY 1 h Departing from Brisbane’s Roma Street station

at 6.25pm, the Tilt Train travels north out of the city, accelerating steadily across the landscape. Barely discernable, the advanced tilting technology allows the train to make good progress, ensuring a gentle ride as night draws in and you slumber in your spacious seat while enjoying the in-train entertainment.

DAY 2 h The Tropic of Capricorn passes in the early

hours and a new day reveals a tropical landscape before you. Travelling north, the country becomes ever greener, passing lush fields of fruits and produce. A memorable day and captivating journey concludes as you roll into Cairns in the early evening. NB h Passengers for the Whitsunday Islands leave the

train at Proserpine for coach connections to Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour. Passengers for Fraser Island leave the train at Mayborough for coach connections to Hervey Bay.


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Experience the sights of Australia at your own pace, get off the beaten track and enjoy the freedom of the open road. Escape the crowds and make your own itinerary, all with the comfort of your own space and convenience of not having to unpack every time you reach a new destination. Britz motorhomes and campervans offer a truly adventurous and good value way of exploring this vast, enthralling nation.

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Our motorhome partners Britz Campervans have a variety of motorhomes and 4WD campers to choose from. These comfortable campers and motorhomes can be picked up from and dropped off at a number of cities. The vehicles come fully equipped and the different varieties offer sleeping for two, four or six people.

All motorhomes are simple to operate and easy to drive with power steering and air-conditioning. We are pleased to offer a selection of motorhomes and campers (see opposite). The main difference in vehicles is whether they are 2WD or 4WD, their length and passenger capacity.

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Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of travelling in a Britz motorhome or 4WD off-road camper. Choose from hundreds of campsites and holiday parks throughout Australia where you can stop off at leisure when covering the vast distances between gateway cities. Our sales team can help with suggested touring itineraries, information on available parks and sites and helpful hints for your time on the road so you can make the most out of your time in Australia.

Please not note that motorhome and camper prices with Britz are available on request through our sales advisors. To ensure we can offer you the best possible rates, our prices operate on a flexible pricing plan based around the availability of your choice of vehicle on the dates you wish to hire. Booking early and outside busy periods can, therefore, dramatically reduce the cost of your hire. Please contact our Australia Personal Travel Experts for further details.


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21 years. licence h A full resident country driver’s licence is required. If your licence is not in an English format, a valid International Drivers licence is also needed. minimum rental h Minimum rental period is 5 days, with the exception of one-way hires, which are subject to a 7-day minimum hire requirement. security deposit h A security deposit is required which must be paid by credit card with the card holder present. The amount is determined by the Liability Reduction Option selected. This is fully refundable provided the vehicle is returned to the agreed location on the agreed date in clean condition with no damage occurred to the vehicle or a third party property. first night accommodation h Accommodation must be prebooked for your first night in Australia if you’re coming off an international flight. You will pick up your campervan/motorhome the following day. ONE WAY FEES h One-way rentals are available between all branch locations. The one-way fee is included in the Bonus Pack which is available for an extra daily cost. REMOTE LOCATION FEES h Broome is subject to an additional remote location fee of AU$700. vehicle excess h For details please call our Sales team.

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Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Byron Bay/Ballina Airport, Broome, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

u pgr a de Upgrade to the Britz Bonus Pack for approx. NZ$52 per day per vehicle. This includes a Liability Reduction option to reduce your liability from NZ$7,500 to nil, any One-Way fees, Road User Charge Recovery fees, prepurchase gas whereby you do not need to replenish the gas bottle before returning, picnic table and chairs and baby booster seat if required.

k uoni plus EARLYBIRD SAVER h Book your motorhome at least 120

days in advance to receive a discount of up to 5% per day per vehicle. Excludes Britz Bonus Pack. Combinable with long stay offers, check at time of booking.

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v ehicle feat u r es A wide variety of campers and motorhomes are available, here are a hand picked selection. For details on other vehicles please talk to one of our Australia Personal Travel Experts or visit www.kuoni.co.uk. All Britz Campervans and motorhomes feature air-conditioning, power steering, refrigerator, microwave and stove. Elite – 24 feet, maximum 2 persons Maverick – 23.5 feet, maximum 4 persons h Frontier – 22 feet, maximum 6 persons h h

w h at’s inclu ded Prices include: h Unlimited mileage h Vehicle liability h Linen and bedding h Kitchen and general equipment h Extra driver fees h Maps and information h 10% off at powered sites at all BIG4 parks

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Maui Motorhomes

Australia is an adventure waiting to be explored, with scenic roads and diverse landscapes from Outback terrain and the hinterlands to coastal routes and rainforests. Navigate this diverse land enjoying total flexibility and independence in a Maui motorhome - the perfect way to explore at your own pace.

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Our motorhome partners Maui have a wide range of motorhomes for you to choose from. All vehicles come fully equipped with kitchen and bed linen and have a great reputation for high standards of service and quality.

All motorhomes are simple to operate and easy to drive with power steering. We are pleased to offer a full range of vehicles, the main difference in categories being the varying length and the additional facilities. For the ultimate in luxury, book a platinum motorhome. These come equipped with leather interior, wooden flooring and apartment style high-end furnishings.

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Discover the diverse landscapes of Australia in a Maui motorhome, travelling on highways, byways and off the beaten track, making your journey as individual and unique as you like. Driving distances from one place to another can be fairly lengthy and having a motorhome means you can stop off at your leisure and travel in a much more flexible way.

Prices include: h Unlimited mileage h Vehicle liability h Linen and bedding h Kitchen and general equipment h Extra driver fees h Maps and information h 10% off at powered sites at all BIG4 parks


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Upgrade to the Premium Package for £55 per day per vehicle. This includes a Liability Reduction option to reduce your liability from NZ$7,500 to nil, any One-Way fees, Road User Charge Recovery fees, pre-purchase gas whereby you do not need to replenish the gas bottle before returning, GPS Navigation System, picnic table and chairs and a baby booster seat if required.

have held that licence for 12 months. For all rentals, the licence must be in English, or a foreign licence with an English translation or an International Drivers Permit AND an English translation. minimum rental h Minimum rental period is 5 days for the Ultima and 7 days for all other motorhomes. Additional minimum rentals apply for one-way hires, please call for details. remote location fees h Broome is subject to an additional remote location fee of AU$700. vehicle excess h For details call our Sales team. airport fees h Maui may charge an airport concession fee for pick-up and drop-off at airport locations. They also charge a pick up fee of AU$20 for collection at Hobart airport.

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k uoni plus earlybird saver h Book your motorhome at least

120 days in advance to receive a discount of up to 5% per day per vehicle. Excludes Maui Premium Pack. Combinable with long stay offers, check at time of booking. All offers apply to Apr 2012-Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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SPIRIT 2 ULTIMA

Fridge/freezer Gas cooking rings h Microwave h Sink in kitchen plus washbasin h Hot shower h Flush toilet h Air-conditioning and heating h Radio/CD player h Television h T he Spirit 2 Ultima boasts a slide-out barbecue, kingsize bed and flat-screen television. h Platinum Forest offers the discerning traveller ultimate comfort with leather seats, luxurious kitchen, exterior awning and spacious bed.

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PLATINUM FOREST

MAUI MOTORHOMES

Spirit 2 Ultima – 23 feet, maximum 2 persons Platinum Beach – 23 feet, maximum 4 persons h Platinum River – 23 feet, maximum 6 persons h Platinum Forest – 25 feet, maximum 6 persons h h

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PRICES IN £ PER VEHICLE PER NIGHT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS Maui Vehicle

Package

No. of Days

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15Jan 31Mar

01Apr 30Apr

01May 30Jun

01Jul 30Sep

01Oct 31Oct

01Nov 15Dec

16Dec 14Jan

15Jan 31Mar

Spirit 2 Ultima

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5-20 21-27 28-49 5-20 21-27 28-49 5-20 21-27 28-49 5-20 21-27 28-49

160 147 136 223 205 189 236 217 201 246 226 209

131 120 111 228 210 194 246 226 209 195 179 165

107 99 91 152 140 129 171 157 145 171 157 145

93 85 79 115 106 98 128 118 109 128 118 109

121 111 103 183 169 156 202 186 172 202 186 172

153 141 130 201 185 171 225 207 191 225 207 191

126 116 107 191 176 162 203 187 173 203 187 173

168 155 143 233 215 199 248 228 211 248 228 211

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Platinum River

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Australia Car Hire Driving in Australia is fun, easy and ideal for families, friends and couples who enjoy a more independent holiday. There’s much less traffic than we’re used to in the UK, plus Australians drive on the same side of the road as us. AVIS is Kuoni’s long term rental partner and offers a quality fleet and high standards of service. Choose from our selection of cars and drive the open roads of this incredible country.

what’s included

what’s not included

The basic rental charge includes unlimited mileage*, Loss Damage Waiver, limited third party cover and Goods & Services Tax (GST).

Your rental price doesn’t include one-way rental fees (payable direct to AVIS at the time of rental), toll road payments, fuel or refuelling service fees.

* Groups K and W include 200km per day. All vehicle groups in remote locations include 100km per day. All Northern Territory locations include unlimited mileage. Excess payable locally.

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avis excess reduction Kuoni quotes include Vehicle Registration Fee. Excess is reduced to AU$385 for Groups X, A, B, C, D, E, P, F, V and K and AU$1,100 for Group W.

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communities without a permit h Vehicles may not be taken onto a boat, ferry or Fraser Island h Vehicles rented from the mainland mustn’t leave it. queensland h Vehicles may not be driven west beyond Chillagoe, south beyond Normanton, or on the Birdsville Track h Groups K and W may only be driven as far north as Cooktown and only on gazetted roads h Vehicles may only be driven on the main road to Cape Tribulation. If driven off the main road or north of Cape Tribulation, insurances may be void.

AGE h Minimum age for car rental is 21 for Groups X,

A, B, C and D and 25 for all other groups. Renters aged 21-24 must pay a daily surcharge of AU$27.50 (max. fee AU$192.50), payable direct to AVIS at time of rental. LICENCE h Drivers must present a current licence that they have held for 12 months. The licence must be in English or a foreign licence with an International Drivers Permit and English translation. RENTAL PERIOD h Prices are calculated in 24-hour periods; minimum hire 24 hours. ADDITIONAL DRIVERS h There’s no charge for additional drivers, but they must present a valid driving licence (as above) at the time of rental and sign the rental agreement. VEHICLE PICK UP h AVIS will deliver cars to hotels within 10km of an AVIS location from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Available on request; not applicable to cash deposit rentals. 2

tasmania, victoria, new south wales & australian capital territory h Vehicles may not

be driven above the snow line in Tasmania, New South Wales (Jindabyne) or Victoria (Bright) from Jun01- Sep30 h Vehicles rented in Tasmania may not be taken onto the mainland and vice versa, or taken to Bruny Island. western australia h Rentals commencing south of Exmouth may not be driven north of Exmouth h Vehicles must not be driven on Gibb River Road, Kimberley h It is not recommended to travel on any road other than Highways 1 and 96 north of Geraldton h Mine access roads in the Pilbara are private. south australia h Vehicles may not be driven on the Oodnadatta Track or taken to Kangaroo Island. northern territory h Vehicles may not be driven on the Jim Jim Falls or Twin Falls Roads (Kakadu) and Gibb River Road.

r est r ict ions general h Vehicles may only be driven on properly

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formed sealed, metalled or gravel roads. h Vehicles may not be driven on beaches; through streams, dams, rivers and floodwaters; or on access roads to Aboriginal

 ontinuous rentals of at least 72 hours do not incur a C one-way rental fee (some exceptions; please contact us for details). h O ne-way rentals for Groups X, K and W are available on request. h O ne-way rentals within Tasmania do not incur a fee but must not be taken out of the state. h O ne-way rentals within Western Australia are available for Groups C, D and E (subject to Avis’ free-sale policy) and on request for all other groups. Local fees apply. h W ithin Northern Territory, a charge of AU$137.50 applies to one-way rentals of under 72 hours. No one-way fee applies for rentals over 72 hours. h O ne-way rentals into or out of Northern Territory and Western Australia are available for Groups C, D,E, F, K and W (subject to restrictions). Minimum rental is seven days and there’s a non-waivable fee of AU$800 (incl. GST).

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full size

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Nissan Micra

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Kia Cerato

Hyundai i20

Holden Cruze

Hyundai i45

multiple hire You may wish to hire a car in more than one location during your holiday. If the rental is at least two days, your total number of rental days within Australia can be used to determine the rate you pay.

Holden SV6

Holden Wagon

Kia Grand Carnival

upgrades An upgrade to an inclusive plus package which includes an excess reduction and airport fees is available from £12.

Toyota RAV4

Mitsubishi Pajero

for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

AVIS CAR GRADES AND RENTAL ONLY PRICES IN £ PER DAY AVIS

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Car Type

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14-20

21+

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21+

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Manual

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29

28

63

60

57

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C Intermediate

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31

67

64

61

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D Standard

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Automatic

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43

38

36

33

71

66

64

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E Full Size

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Automatic

4

5 adults, 2 large suitcases, 2 overnight bags

47

43

39

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71

67

64

P Full Size Sports

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Automatic

4

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47

44

82

78

75

71

F Full Size Wagon

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Automatic

5

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65

60

56

52

93

88

84

80

V Full Size Van

Kia Grand Carnival or similar

Automatic

5

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72

67

62

57

100

95

90

85

K SUV

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Automatic

5

5 adults, 2 large suitcases, 2 overnight bags

70

66

64

61

98

94

92

88

W FULL SIZE 4WD

Mitsubishi Pajero or similar

Automatic

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81

77

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70

109

105

101

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Hotel Passes Hotel vouchers are the ideal accommodation solution for the independent traveller wishing to explore Australia at their own pace with no fixed itinerary and they represent excellent value for money. We offer vouchers for use with Go Koala, providing accommodation options across Australia from central Sydney to the edge of national parks in Tasmania. You can prebook your accommodation before you travel too, giving you peace of mind especially during peak months (October to March), school holidays, Christmas and Easter.

go koala HOTEL PASSes Go Koala Hotel Passes have been designed specifically for the independent traveller. Open-dated and with a range of accommodation grades, they offer a convenient, flexible and cost effective way to travel around Australia. Go Koala features more than 220 properties located in over 130 key city and resort locations throughout Australia, ranging from three to four star superior hotels. All properties have been carefully selected for their wide range of locations, good quality facilities (usually including bars and restaurants) and high standards of service. All rooms have a television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and private bathroom.

As the range and location of accommodation is so varied, the hotels have been divided into six categories. We suggest you check the Go Koala directories (please ask Sales staff for your personal copy) to plan your trip, using the choice of grades below. PLATINUM PLUS h Four star superior hotels including

remote locations. PLATINUM h Four star superior hotels located in city and

resort locations. JADE h Four star accommodation in many locations

across Australia. GOLD h Four star hotels and resorts with excellent service and facilities. SILVER h Three star hotels with good range of facilities. BRONZE h Generally three star hotels and motels located in

regional Australia or good value city locations.


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1 Twelve Apostles, Victoria 2 Devils Marbles 3 Aerial view of the yachts in Cullen Bay, Darwin 4 Port Campbell National Park, Great Ocean Road 5 Mob of kangaroos 6 Three Sisters, Blue Mountains 7 Brisbane skyline

Each voucher is valid for one night’s accommodation and must be purchased before you leave the UK. Each voucher is valid within the grade you have chosen. If you wish to upgrade your accommodation, you can pay a supplement locally. If you choose to downgrade, there are no refunds available. BOOKING YOUR PASS

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Think New South Wales and immediately Sydney comes to mind. Rightly so, because this vibrant cosmopolitan city is a major attraction. There’s the iconic Opera House and spectacular Harbour Bridge – if you’ve the nerve for it, walk over the top for some sensational views. Take a stroll to Darling Harbour for the Aquarium or a ferry across to Taronga Zoo. Catch some surf at Bondi; enjoy gastronomic heights at a myriad of superb restaurants; explore the Botanical Gardens or walk round to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair for glorious sunset views of the Harbour. You’re never at a loss for things to do and see in Sydney.

But there’s much more to New South Wales. The Snowy Mountains and the Blue Mountains – blue because of the eucalyptus haze in the air – make for spectacular sightseeing. Or drive the Pacific Coast Touring Route, stretching between Sydney and Brisbane. It combines a magnificent coastline with a spectacular hinterland, where subtropical rainforest meets mountains. Visit wineries in Hunter Valley, surf dozens of beaches at Port Stephens and kayak with dolphins in Nelson Bay. You can also play rainforest golf on the Coffs Coast or dive the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Did we mention whale-watching, sleepy mountain villages, arts and crafts festivals and... there’s just too much to tell you about in New South Wales.

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flying time h Sydney approx. 20½ hours

key events h January: Sydney Festival – Enjoy a vibrant array of theatre, music, dance, visual arts and outdoor events. See hundreds of Australian and international artists perform at iconic venues across the city.

time difference h GMT +10 hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h New South Wales is mainly warm and temperate with sunshine through much of the year, however the coast can experience humidity in the summer months (December to February) and the snowy mountains region has snow and frost in winter months ( June to August).

Feb-Mar: Sydney Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras – A month long festival culminating in an extravagant two hour parade. Entertainment for everyone. December: Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race – Australia’s premier maritime event. December: New Year’s Eve – Sydney has to be the most spectacular place to see in the New Year, with outstanding fireworks displays over Sydney Harbour.


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We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

Blue Mountains & Wildlife Par k Start this fantastic tour with morning tea at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Stop at Govetts Leap Lookout to take some photos of the stunning views before visiting quaint Leura where you can buy lunch (not included). Next, follow the Cliff Drive, taking in beautiful views over Jamison Valley, Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Now you have the chance to take a thrilling ride on the world’s steepest railway – Scenic Railway, Skyway or Cableway (not included) – before returning to the city via Sydney’s magnificent Olympic site. h h

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Blue Mountains Deluxe Eco Day Journey into the heart of a unique heritage region, arriving at Featherdale Wildlife Park early to meet the animals. Head into the Greater Blue Mountains, a World Heritage region, and visit several remote viewing areas for spectacular views before stopping at Bilpin for morning tea or coffee with homemade apple pie and ice cream. Next is a nature stop at Mount Banks for more breathtaking views. Search for kangaroos among the grassy paddocks and forests, then travel through Hartley Vale and learn about its history. Continue to Govetts Leap overlooking magnificent Grosse Valley, and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at Katoomba Golf Club. Reach Scenic World with the option to ride the rail and cable cars, and end your tour admiring stunning vistas across the Jamison Valley with a glass of sparkling wine. Prices from £129pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES BR EAKFAST & LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Hunter Valley Bou tique Wine Tasting Discover the boutique wineries of beautiful Hunter Valley on this guided tour. You’ll enjoy a behindthe-scenes tour as you uncover the world of winemaking on a personalised experience. Your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will tell you all you need to know about this fascinating way of life and you’ll travel in luxury Mercedes vehicles. For lunch enjoy two gourmet courses with a glass of Hunter Valley wine. Prices from £150pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH AND R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO SY DNEY HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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The sheer achievement of climbing the Harbour Bridge is as satisfying as the panorama unfolding beneath your feet. The waterfront, the Opera House and, on a clear day, views from the Pacific to the Blue Mountains. But when should you climb? By day, there’s real energy with road traffic and ferries scuttling below. There’s a special magic at night, with your personal headlight shining your way as the city glows electric around you, while a twilight climb gives you a taste of each.

Learn to ride the waves of famous Bondi Beach with your own personal coach on this exciting experience for up to four people. Your dedicated instructor will provide lots of feedback and specific instruction, helping you to learn to surf at your best possible pace and doing their best to meet your individual needs. So what are you waiting for? Grab a board and hit the surf!

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Sydney Sights, Harbour Cruise & Beaches This is a perfect introduction to Sydney. The day starts with a city tour, and then you’ll see the magnificent view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a famous look-out spot. As you tour further, there are wonderful photo opportunities, such as The Gap at South Head. After a break at Bondi Beach, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while cruising the harbour, and later discover the northern beaches, including famous Manly. h h

Sydney Highlights Embark on a fascinating tour of Sydney. Take in stunning harbour views as you journey through the historic Rocks area and Circular Quay. Spot the Opera House and Harbour Bridge before visiting Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, a bench with beautiful views that was hand-carved into the sandstone rock by convicts in 1810 for the governor’s wife. Next, travel past the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Art Gallery and the Conservatorium of Music before passing through Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Kings Cross and Double Bay. Stop to take photos at The Gap, a spectacular ocean cliff, and continue to Bondi Beach to stroll along the powdery sand or buy morning tea. PR ICES FROM £39pp 3½ HOU R S; INCLU DES W ESTFIELD PR IV ILEGE CA R D AND PICK-UP FROM SY DNEY CITY HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Sydney Oper a House Venture inside the world’s most famous sails on a thrilling tour of the Sydney Opera House, which stages some 1,500 performances every year to around 1.5 million audience members. This extraordinary feat of architecture and engineering is a true work of art and one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres. Your guided tour will take you on a touching journey as you uncover a dramatic story, enhanced by audio-visual technology that projects images onto the fabric of the building. You’ll also visit one of the Opera House’s main venues, which hosts daily live performances. This tour is inspirational and unforgettable.

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As well as hosting Australia’s largest, most vibrant city, New South Wales also offers some of the country’s most dramatic landscapes, finest wineries and most exquisite costal scenery. Here are just a few of our favourite combinations for inspiration and we can also tailor make your itinerary for you.

Southeast Splendour DAILY DEPARTURES FROM SYDNEY JERVIS BAY: 1 NIGHT h TILBA TILBA: 1 NIGHT h LAKES ENTRANCE: 1 NIGHT h PRICES FROM £349 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON 3 STAR HOTELS INCLUDING BREAKFAST IN JERVIS BAY AND TILBA TILBA/MERIMBULA AND A GROUP B CAR. AN UPGRADE TO A 4 STAR HOTEL AND A GROUP C CAR IS AVAILABLE. h h

DAY 1 h Pick up your AVIS car and head south out of Sydney

along the Pacific Highway towards Jervis Bay (123 miles). Spend the day leisurely driving along this glorious coastal road. Your first stop could be at Botany Bay just a few miles outside of Sydney, where James Cook first landed on Australian soil. Follow this with a stop at the country’s first national park, the Royal National Park. Upon arrival in Jervis Bay transfer to your hotel for a one night stay.

heritage village nestled between mountains and the ocean and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. DAY 3 h Continue your drive south towards your next stop Lakes Entrance (221 miles). Cross into the state of Victoria, driving along the Princes Highway through state forests and national parks. Upon arrival in Lakes Entrance, where the Gippsland Lakes meet the Southern Ocean, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

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DAY 4 h Travel west towards the city of Melbourne (215

miles). Take a detour towards the picturesque national park of Wilson’s Promontory, great for spotting wildlife including the adorable Little Penguins that nest on Phillip Island. Upon arrival in Melbourne drop off your rental car.


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Escape to Wolgan Valley DAILY DEPARTURES FROM SYDNEY wolgan valley: 3 nights h PRICES FROM £629 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON 5 STAR HOTEL WITH BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER, NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS, Selected ALCOHOLIC DRINKS, PRIVATE TOURING, TRANSFERS BETWEEN SYDNEY AND RESORT AND 2 ON SITE NATURE BASED ACTIVITIES. EXTEND YOUR STAY TO EITHER 4, 5, 6 OR 7 NIGHTS. h h

DAY 1 h Meet your guide, leave Sydney and set out for the

heart of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, a uniquely undeveloped area of rugged mountain terrain. Travel via Katoomba which boasts the world’s steepest incline railway and breathtaking vistas across the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters rock formation. Head to Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa for a three night stay and settle in amongst surrounds of indulgent luxury built around a fully restored 1832 homestead nestled within its own private conservation area.

wildlife tour with a knowledgeable field guide provides the opportunity to spot native wildlife. Fantastic dining is also included: enjoy a five-course evening menu showcasing seasonal Australian flavours at the Wolgan Dining Room, and an à la carte lunch menu at the café-style Country Kitchen. Guests can visit the Valley Bar & Terrace for predinner drinks, and the resort also has a walk-in wine cellar, Timeless spa, steamroom, swimming pool, fitness centre and outdoor tennis courts.

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and the world’s first carbon neutral resort, two inspiring nature activities are included each day – from guided bush walks to mountain bike tours and horse riding. A ‘must do’

enjoy your touring transfer along the traditional Aboriginal route ‘Bells Line of Road’, a spectacular drive that will transport you back to Sydney via Richmond.

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Sydney Experience DAILY DEPARTURES FROM SYDNEY SYDNEY: 3 NIGHTS h PRICES FROM £265 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON A 3 STAR HOTEL INCLUDING TRANSFERS. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 5 STAR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE h h

DAY 1 h Upon arrival in Sydney, transfer by coach to your

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Mountains, a World Heritage recognised wilderness area just a couple of hours from the city. Pass by Homebush, site of the Sydney Olympics, explore quaint Leura, view the famous Three Sisters and travel through Katoomba to discover the raw beauty of the park. Perhaps enjoy an optional ride the world’s steepest railway before finally enjoying a relaxing afternoon tea at Featherdale Park with an optional close encounter with its cuddly koalas.

DAY 3 h See the best of beautiful Sydney on a full day exploration of the city that will take you from the historic Rocks precinct, the birthplace of the nation, through bustling, cosmopolitan suburbs to famous Manly beach and on to North Head for spectacular city views. Return to the city, stopping for lunch in the beautiful Botanic Gardens before visiting the city’s other key sites including historic Mrs Macquarie’s Chair with its magnificent Harbour Bridge and Opera House views. DAY 4 h Return coach transfer to the airport in time for your

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The iconic Opera House, Harbour and Bridge make Sydney instantly recognisable from land and water. Over 140 different cultures, world-renowned chefs, cuisine and wine, pulsating nightlife, great shopping and an urban beach lifestyle make this beautiful and vibrant city like no other place on earth.

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney With outstanding panoramas of the spectacular Sydney Harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this is one of Sydney’s most prestigious hotels. Showcasing some of the largest rooms in the city, fine dining and a central location, it proves to be superb value for luxury.

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Location h In the historic Rocks area, close to Circular Quay and 25 minutes from Sydney airport. Features h Dining options comprise of two bars and two

restaurants: Altitude, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, offers contemporary Australian cuisine, and the exclusive Blu Bar on 36, serving cocktails high above the city. CHI: The Spa features six treatment rooms, and there is an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, steamroom and sundeck. Accommodation h 563 rooms, many recently refurbished, each with air-conditioning, telephone, complimentary internet access, flat-screen television with free movies, iHome, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and marble bathroom with bath and separate shower. Deluxe Darling Harbourview rooms offer the best sunsets. Deluxe Opera House cityview rooms overlook the harbour and Opera House. Horizon Darling Harbourview rooms and Horizon Opera House cityview rooms are located on the 30-35th floors and enjoy access to the 30th floor Club Lounge, with complimentary breakfast, evening drinks and canapés. Meals per night from h Breakfast £21. NB h Minimum stay: 4 nights over Dec31 for all room types.

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The Horizon Club Lounge and rooms overlooking Circular Quay are some of the most sought after at New Year, with one of the best views of the spectacular firework display on Sydney Harbour Bridge.

extra night free. Valid in Horizon Darling Harbourview rooms and Horizon Opera House cityview rooms between Apr01-Sep30. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of wine and chocolates. Valid Apr01-Dec28 2012 and Jan02-Mar31 2013. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney With a rooftop pool looking straight out at the Opera House, and a setting at the heart of the historic Rocks district, the contemporary and stylish Holiday Inn Old Sydney is the perfect base from which to explore Sydney. Location h Set between the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, a short stroll

along the harbourfront promenade from Circular Quay, where harbour cruises and ferries depart for Sydney’s fabulous beaches. Features h The hotel’s rooftop has unobstructed views of the harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge and is home to a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. The hotel also has a relaxed restaurant open for breakfast only and a convivial lobby lounge bar. Accommodation h 175 rooms, contemporary in style, with air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, pillow menu and en suite bathroom. Standard rooms as above whilst Superior rooms are larger. Executive rooms are even more spacious and feature an armchair and ottoman for extra comfort. Meals per night from h Breakfast £22. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec30 2012-Jan02 2013.

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Make your way to the rooftop pool in the evening to see the sun set over the spectacular Sydney Harbour.

1 extra night free. Valid Oct01Dec29 2012 and Jan03-Mar31 2013. Not combinable with any other offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast. Valid May01-Sep30. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a gift upon arrival.

Location h In Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct, within walking distance of the Opera

House, Harbour Bridge and Museum of Contemporary Art. Approx. 30 minutes from Sydney airport. Features h This beautiful hotel is steeped in history – built by 12 convict carpenters and 16 hired men on the site of Sydney’s first hospital. Comfortable rooms and friendly, helpful staff make this a fantastic base. After a day of sightseeing, dine in the courtyard of Lanes Restaurant or sip drinks in the bar overlooking cobblestone lanes. The hotel also serves a decadent Champagne afternoon tea every Saturday. Accommodation h 55 rooms, each with airconditioning, flat-screen television, iPod docks, Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, tea and coffee facilities and minibar. Heritage rooms as above. Many of the more spacious Heritage superior rooms are original workers’ cottages dating back to 1870, and some have an additional sitting area and ornamental open fireplace. Heritage deluxe rooms are open-plan. Studio suites are also open-plan and have a lounge area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £31. NB h Minimum stay: 4 nights Dec28-Jan05.

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Located in a stunning 150-year-old heritage listed building, this fully refurbished boutique hotel whisks you back to a bygone era. Explore nearby iconic attractions by day before enjoying the hotel’s facilities by night.

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InterContinental Sydney Beautifully set near Sydney Harbour, this elegant hotel is built around the restored Treasury Building of 1851. Nestled in the heart of the city, it’s a great location for exploring Sydney’s world-famous sights. Location h Within walking distance of the Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, shops and ferries from Circular Quay, 25 minutes from Sydney airport. Features

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Café Opera offers a European-inspired à la carte menu and theatrical buffet concept, while Etch serves modern European cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from organic, ethical or sustainable growers. The Cortile Lounge features a courtyard atrium and is the perfect venue for high tea. The 24-hour fitness centre and heated swimming pool are on the 31st floor with stunning views of Sydney. Other facilities include a beauty salon and live weekend entertainment. Guests can upgrade to a Club room for access to the exclusive Club lounge with an exclusive wrap-around outdoor terrace overlooking Sydney Harbour. Accommodation h 509 rooms and suites, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar and mini-fridge. Superior cityside rooms have city views, opening window and video game console. Deluxe eastern harbourview, Deluxe harbour bridge, and Premium Opera Houseview rooms have respective views. Club InterContinental cityside rooms include Club benefits. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights for stays over Dec31 2012.

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Park Hyatt Sydney Scheduled to reopen in February 2012 after an extensive contemporary redesign, the stylish Park Hyatt Sydney is positioned right on the very edge of glittering Sydney Harbour, under the Harbour Bridge.

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Location h An elegant and rather unique low-rise building situated directly on the harbour’s edge. Features h Excellent dining options within the hotel include

the exquisitely renovated main restaurant, The Dining Room, which takes in the spectacular view of Sydney Harbour through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and features modern Australian-inspired cuisine; the comfortable and elegant The Living Room; and The Bar. There is also a newly enhanced elegant urban day spa offering the latest luxury treatments and products, a fitness centre, Jacuzzi, and a rooftop swimming pool. Accommodation h 155 newly refurbished and redesigned rooms, with rich contemporary décor and luxurious natural fabrics. Each features butler service, air-conditioning, walk-in wardrobe, telephone, internet access, flat-screen television, DVD player, minibar, coffee maker, unique local artwork, a luxurious bathroom with bath and separate shower plus floor-to-ceiling windows leading out to a spacious balcony. City harbour rooms overlook Sydney Harbour. Opera rooms have uninterrupted views of the Opera House. Deluxe rooms feature two private balconies, and the new Cove and Quay suites with private terrace are also available. Meals per night from h Breakfast £36.

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minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2. Valid Apr01-Sep30. Stay a minimum of 4 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2. Valid Oct01-Dec28 2012 and Jan02-Mar31 2013. Not valid for Club InterContinental rooms. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine.

Based on Superior cityside room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

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Four Points by Sheraton In an enviable setting with uninterrupted views over Darling Harbour, the Four Points by Sheraton is a classic city hotel, moments away from the major entertainment and shopping districts. Location h On the city side of Darling Harbour, just a short walk from shopping

districts including Pitt Street Mall and Queen Victoria Building, with access to the Sydney Aquarium. Features h The terrace of the Corn Exchange restaurant overlooks Darling Harbour and offers an acclaimed seafood buffet and à la carte menu. The 19th Century Dundee Arms offers a slice of Sydney’s maritime history, and serves an impressive array of local and international beers. There is also a lobby lounge and a fitness room. Accommodation h 630 rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, internet access, minibar, tea/coffee facilities, bath and shower. Cityside rooms are located on the city side of the hotel. Harbourview rooms overlook Darling Harbour. Deluxe harbourview rooms have a balcony with harbour view. Darling Harbourview suites are located on the 15th floor and have a walk-in closet. Meals per night from h Breakfast £30. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec29-Jan02.

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Travelodge Wynyard A popular choice for the more budget-conscious traveller, the Travelodge Wynyard offers comfortable accommodation in one of central Sydney’s best locations within easy walking distance of all major tourist attractions.

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distance of all major tourist attractions, theatre and entertainment, and with great shops and restaurants in the immediate area. It is approx. ten minutes walk to the bustling Circular Quay, the iconic Opera House, The Rocks district and city centre. Wynyard train station is just three minutes walk away, offering easy access to Sydney’s suburbs and beaches as well as the airport express. Features h The hotel has a relaxed lobby bar plus the Citrus Grove Restaurant which serves a great selection of modern Australian cuisine. There is also a small fitness room. Accommodation h 277 rooms in contemporary style, each with air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, internet access, bath and shower. Standard rooms as above. Executive rooms are located on higher floors. Courtyard rooms are located in a private courtyard area. Studio apartments include a kitchenette with microwave. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec30-Jan01.

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1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Sep30, Dec16-28 2012 and Jan0331 2013. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary daily buffet breakfast. Valid Apr01-Sep30, Dec16-28 2012 and Jan03-31 2013. honeymoon offer h Receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a cake.

Based on Cityside room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

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3 nights and receive a discount of up to £98 per couple per night. Valid Jun01-Aug31 2012 in Standard and Executive rooms only. Stay a minimum of 4 nights and receive a discount of up to £111 per couple per night. Valid Apr01-May31, Sep01-30, Dec01-28 and Jan02-31. in Standard and Executive rooms only. Not combinable with any other offers.

K uoni exclusiv e Receive a complimentary 1pm late check-out.

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The Grace Hotel Sydney This heritage listed hotel is housed in the elegantly restored 1930 neo-Gothic Grace Building, one of Sydney’s early department stores. Original Art Deco features complement the iconic exterior. A Sydney classic. Location h Just a few minutes’ walk from the attractions of Darling Harbour. The

city’s shopping area, including the Queen Victoria Building, is virtually on the doorstep. Circular Quay, The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are approx. 15 minutes’ walk or five minutes’ taxi ride away. Features h The hotel’s grand Art Deco lobby leads to a choice of two restaurants, the Grace Café and Brasserie, plus there are two bars – popular with Sydneysiders as well as with hotel guests. The Health and Fitness Centre boasts a lap pool, sauna, steamroom and gym. Accommodation h 382 rooms in contemporary style, each with air-conditioning, flat-screen television, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath or shower. Superior rooms as above. Deluxe rooms are more spacious.

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Set right in the heart of vibrant Sydney, close to Hyde Park, Chinatown, Darling Harbour and The Rocks, the Vibe Hotel Sydney is full of personality and has a friendly and fashionable atmosphere. Location h Within walking distance to Chinatown, Hyde Park, Oxford Street and

Museum Train Station. The hotel is four blocks from the city shop precincts, as well as Darling Harbour. Features h At Curve Café dishes are infused with Australian flavours and prepared with fresh produce. Enjoy the chic setting of the Curve Bar, the perfect spot for a quiet drink. Relax in the sublime rooftop pool and sauna, or work-out in the fitness centre. Really feel the vibe of Sydney at this exciting hotel. Accommodation h 190 rooms, each with air-conditioning, minibar, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Standard rooms are as above. Meals per night from h Breakfast £27. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec30 2012-Jan01 2013, Feb22-24 2013 and Mar01-03 2013.

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4 nights and receive a discount of up to £112 per couple per night. Valid Apr01-May31, Sep01-30, Dec01-28 and Jan02-31. Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive a discount of up to £99 per couple per night. Valid Jun01-Aug31. Not combinable with any other offer.

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£71 per person per night

Perfectly located on the foreshore of Darling Harbour, the PARKROYAL makes a very comfortable and central base for shopping and sightseeing in Sydney.

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1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Sep30 in Standard rooms only.

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Location h On the fringe of the central business district, within five to ten

minutes’ walk of some of Sydney’s best attractions, including the Darling Harbour Harbourside complex, Sydney Aquarium, Powerhouse Museum, Chinatown, Cockle Bay Wharf and waterfront restaurants at King Street Wharf. Approx. 20 minutes from Sydney airport. Features h After a day’s shopping or sightseeing, the hotel’s restaurant and cocktail lounge provide a great place to relax. There is also a fitness centre available. Accommodation h 345 rooms, each with air-conditioning, flat-screen television, telephone, internet access, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and separate shower. Standard rooms look towards the city. Darling Harbour outlook rooms overlook Darling Harbour. Orchid Club rooms and spacious Orchid Club suites have either city or Darling Harbour views and enjoy access to the Club Lounge with privileges including express check-in and check-out service, daily breakfast and refreshments, evening drinks and canapés, and complimentary inroom internet access. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec30-Jan01.

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Ibis Darling Harbour A great economical option right in the heart of Sydney’s vibrant Darling Harbour District, the Ibis offers good value in a fabulous location surrounded by attractions and entertainment. Location h Adjacent to the Sydney Exhibition Centre and convenient for the Star

City Casino, Sydney Aquarium and the bars and restaurants of Darling Harbour, 15 minutes’ walk to the Rocks, 25 minutes from the airport. Features h In the entertainment heart of Sydney, everything is on your doorstop! The hotel also features the convenient ‘ibar’, great for a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap, as well as the ‘ibistro’ which is open for breakfast and dinner offering good local cuisine. Accommodation h 256 comfortable, compact rooms with a functional, contemporary style, with air-conditioning, television, internet access and tea and coffee making facilities. Pyrmont rooms as described. Harbourview rooms enjoy spectacular views across Darling Harbour to the gleaming city skyline beyond. Meals per night from h Breakfast £16. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights for stays over Dec31 2012.

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extra night free. Valid May01Aug31. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Valid Jun01-Aug31 2012. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Sydney’s surrounds hold an array of delights. The popular beach suburbs of Manly and Bondi are excellent for vibrant beach life: great restaurants, fun attractions and, of course, world-famous surfing. The stunning Blue Mountains region is World Heritage-listed, with dramatic formations and iconic lookouts, and the picturesque Hunter Valley plays host to more than 120 wineries.

The Sebel Manly Beach Count the steps from your stylish bed to the surf-perfect sea at this contemporary beachfront hotel located in one of Sydney’s most exciting and vibrant suburbs. Location h Found at the southern end of the vibrant beachfront in Manly and just

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30 metres from the sands, The Sebel Manly Beach is in a prime position to enjoy the best of this exciting Sydney suburb. A 30 minute ferry ride from central Sydney and its attractions and 40 minutes from the airport. Features h Manly Wine restaurant and bar offers casual dining with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and stunning ocean views. The hotel also features two swimming pools, a sauna and Jacuzzi. A diverse range of vibrant cafés, restaurants and bars are on The Sebel’s doorstep, with surfing and cycling adventures a must-do. Accommodation h 83 rooms featuring air-conditioning, a flat-screen television, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, internet access, contemporary furnishings and large balcony. Superior studio rooms are as above. Superior family rooms feature a bedroom with twin beds and a main living area with a queen bed. Oceanview studio rooms offer extra large lounge space and a balcony with superb sea views. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec28-Jan02.

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Views don’t come much better than from the Superior oceanview suites of the Swiss Grand Resort & Spa, overlooking the world-famous Bondi Beach with its vibrant atmosphere and extreme surf.

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Location h Overlooking Bondi Beach and near downtown Sydney, 25 minutes from Sydney airport. Features h Excellent facilities at this relaxing hotel include a pampering spa offering Balinese massages. There’s an outdoor rooftop swimming pool with 180° views of the beach, an indoor lap pool and a fitness centre. Seaspray Restaurant serves hearty breakfast buffets and light lunches, Bondi Pizza serves delicious pizzas and the Lobby Bar is the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail. Accommodation h 203 chic rooms, all with air-conditioning, television, minibar, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Junior suites have a large master bedroom with a king or twin beds, separate lounge area and bathroom with bath and separate shower. Superior oceanview suites offer beautiful views of Bondi Beach and the sea beyond. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Aug10-12 2012 and Dec31 2012-Jan01 2013.

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£124 per person per night Lilianfels is a historic, European style country house, restored to luxurious splendour and home to the award-winning Darley’s restaurant.

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Location h Set in the magnificent Jamison Valley, overlooking the World Heritagelisted Blue Mountains, 1½ hours from Sydney airport. Features h Darley’s serves

modern Australian cuisine, The Orangery specialises in delicious breakfasts, and the cosy lounge offers drinks and afternoon tea. The spa’s pampering treatments include massages and facials, and there is an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool. For fitness enthusiasts there’s a fitness centre and tennis court. Accommodation h 85 rooms and suites, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. Deluxe rooms as above. Deluxe valleyview rooms overlook the spectacular Blue Mountains and Jamison Valley. Executive suites feature a sitting room whilst Executive valleyview suites also offer breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley.

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Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains Nestled beneath the dramatic escarpments of the Blue Mountains, a oncein-a-lifetime wilderness experience awaits at the exceptional Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, leading the way in eco-luxury.

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Location h Situated in a 4,000 acre nature reserve in the Blue Mountains, approx. three hours from Sydney. Features h Enjoy a five-course evening menu showcasing

seasonal Australian flavours at the Wolgan Dining Room, and à la carte lunch at the café-style Country Kitchen. There is also the Valley Bar & Terrace, walk-in wine cellar, Timeless spa, steamroom, swimming pool, fitness centre and outdoor tennis courts. Accommodation h 40 pool suites with air-conditioning, flat-screen television, internet access, iPod dock, lounge area, courtyard and swimming pool. Heritage suites as above. Wollemi suites are even more spacious. The luxurious and spacious Wolgan suite has two bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, a lounge, dining room and full kitchen. NB h Minimum stays; 3 nights Dec23 2012-Jan05 2013.

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Location h Set in the stunning Pokolbin countryside, two hours from Sydney airport. Features h The 75 acre grounds include an award-winning restaurant offering

seasonal Australian cuisine, bar, indoor heated pool, tennis courts and fitness room. A 9-hole golf course is nearby and other outdoor activities and spa days can be arranged at extra cost. Accommodation h 71 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, fridge, minibar, telephone, television and period furnishings. Colonial rooms as above. Heritage rooms have garden views. Deluxe rooms are more spacious with a balcony and superb views of the Brokenback Range and Hunter Valley vineyards. Meals per night from h Breakfast £27. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights for arrivals on Fridays and Saturdays Apr01 2012-Mar31 2013.

£658 per person per night Based on Heritage suite on All Inclusive. Single supplement available on request.

Per fect Mom en t Spot native wildlife including kangaroos and wombats on a fascinating 4x4 wildlife tour, then enjoy canapés whilst witnessing a dramatic, beautiful sunset.

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Perfectly located for exploring Australia’s oldest and world-famous wine region, this elegant hotel with beautiful countryside views combines classical style with contemporary luxury.

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Southern Queensland embraces everything Australia has to offer - from surfing and diving from great beaches, to mountainous rainforests with native animals and plant life in abundance. Beautiful Fraser Island - the world’s largest sand island – is a unique natural attraction with World Heritage status protecting its ancient rainforests, crystal lakes and unique wildlife and ecosystems. Add in the high life of sophisticated resorts and the thrills of theme parks and famous Australia Zoo, and you will see why this region, from Surfer’s Paradise to the Sunshine Coast and beyond, is the place where Australians themselves love to holiday.

reaches of the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or dive among glorious psychedelic marine life. It’s an experience you must not miss. Neither is the extraordinary train ride from Cairns, through sugarcane fields and high up past Barron Falls to picturesque Kuranda. Equally exciting is the thrilling return journey, skimming the rainforest treetops on the Skyrail gondola back to Cairns. And don’t forget the ancient forests of the Daintree and beautiful Cape Tribulation. Here, a superb 4x4 adventure waits, or perhaps simply soak up the sounds of the jungle as you drift off to sleep in a luxury rainforest lodge.

In Tropical North Queensland, sleek catamarans glide out from laid-back Cairns and Port Douglas, cruising to the outer

Queensland offers it all, from nature to nurture, and from the sedate to the sensational. Explore it today with Kuoni.

general information

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flying time h Brisbane 21 hours, Cairns 20 hours

key events h Apr 02-10: The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships – Is the largest sporting event of its type in the world and a uniquely Australian attraction. 7000 entrants compete on the Gold Coast in more than 295 events including board races, swimming and Ironman and Ironwoman competitions.

time difference h GMT +10 hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h Brisbane and Southern Queensland has a subtropical climate with warm or hot weather for most of the year. Most rainfall is in the summer months from November to January. Northern Queensland enjoys a tropical climate, with two distinct seasons, the dry season from May to October with mild temperatures and then the wet season from November to April with warmer temperatures.

Nov 14: Total Solar Eclipse Festival, Cairns & Port Douglas – Cultural events and live music to coincide with a (hopefully) spectacular total solar eclipse directly over Oak Beach, Port Douglas. September: Brisbane Festival – An action-packed programme of events running across Brisbane’s skies, theatres, gardens and riverbanks.


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DISCOVER, explore & experience queensland

We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

Scenic Seaplane R eef Flight Experience the Great Barrier Reef from the air on this thrilling seaplane flight in an original 1950s Beaver. Ascending to just 500ft you’ll fly over Green Island, Arlington Reef, Vlasoff Reef and Upolu Cay. Take in magnificent views of reefs, islands and coral cays and get close-up glimpses of manta rays, schools of tuna and adorable turtles – and even whales in season. Prices from £159pp 1 HOU R (FLIGHT 30 M INUT ES); INCLU DES R ETU R N T R ANSFER S FROM CA IR NS HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h h

Heli R eef Islands Whitsunday Tour Embark on a thrilling 45-minute flight past stunning scenery including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef. Arrive at Knuckle Reef, a spectacular site, where you’ll enjoy time on an incredible pontoon with a giant waterslide, panoramic underwater viewing observatory, snorkelling equipment, vests, wetsuits, glass bottom boat, sundeck, undercover seating and tables. From this fantastic base, explore the underwater world of pristine corals and vibrant marine life. Optional extras include snorkelling tours, scuba diving and massages (all extra cost). Later cruise back to the mainland. Prices from £680pp 6 HOU R S; INCLU DES BUFFET LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h h

K ur anda R ail, R ainforestation & Sk yr ail The amazing Kuranda Scenic Railway climbs through tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges. Pause to view Barron Gorge falls, explore quaint Kuranda and visit fascinating Rainforestation Nature Park. Board their amphibious Army Duck which will meander through rainforest, while you spot tropical fruits, ancient plants and native animals. The Dreamtime Walk and dances give insights into Aboriginal history. After a barbecue lunch, visit the Koala and Wildlife Park before skimming the treetops returning on the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Prices from £159pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h h


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Quicksilver Ou ter Barrier R eef Cruise Board Quicksilver’s luxury wavepiercer for the 39 nautical mile sprint to a private platform on the Outer Barrier Reef. See multi-coloured fish in the protected snorkel pool, or take a snorkel safari or guided dive at extra cost. You can also view magnificent coral and marine life from a semi-submersible or the underwater observatory. Snorkelling equipment and all meals are included. For the ultimate reef viewing experience, opt for a helicopter flight to or from the reef.

Tjapuk ai by Night Get a taste of the Tjapukai culture during this vibrant, theatrical evening. Learn about mythical spirits, watch live dancing from the world-famous Tjapukai Dancers and witness an enthralling lakeside fire-making ceremony that crescendos into a huge 20-metre fireball exploding into the air. Have your face painted, experience a didgeridoo blessing and tuck into a delicious four-course buffet dinner. Prices from £79pp 2½-3 hou rs; inclu des welcom e drink, dinner a nd ret u r n t r a nsfers to Ca ir ns, Nort her n Beaches a nd Port Dougl as hot els; da ily depa rt u res h h

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Great Barrier R eef Introductory Dive Learn to scuba dive in one of the world’s most beautiful underwater wonderlands on this exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. After a brief and some practicing in and out of the water, your PADI instructor will take you on a 30-40 minute dive among spectacular coral reefs. During the day you’ll visit three breathtaking sites and have the chance to snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Prices from £159pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES 1 INT RODUCTORY DIV E, EQU IPM ENT AND SU ITS, MOR NING T EA, BUFFET LUNCH AND AFT ER NOON T EA, WAT ER, T EA, AND COFFEE AND R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO PORT DOUGLAS HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h h

4WD Cape Tribulation & Daintree Explore the Cape Tribulation’s lush rainforest and breathtaking landscapes before crossing the mighty Daintree River. Enjoy morning tea and a morning tour at the Daintree Discovery Centre, including the Canopy Tower and aerial walkway for beautiful views. Move on to Cape Tribulation Beach and its boardwalk for lunch in a stunning rainforest setting before re-crossing the river and cruise its tranquil waters. h h

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Walk through one of the excellent national parks, wander the streets of laid back Cairns, relax on sun-drenched white sand beaches, explore the dense rainforest and witness the living kaleidoscope of the Great Barrier Reef. Here are a few of our favourite combinations for inspiration and we can also tailor make your own itinerary for you.

Cairns Experience CAIRNS: 4 NIGHTS PRICE FROM £385 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING BREAKFAST, TRANSFERS, OUTER REEF FULL DAY CRUISE AND DAINTREE AND CROCODILE ADVENTURE. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 4½ STAR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

DAY 1 h Transfer by coach to your chosen accommodation

for a four night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s malls and galleries. DAY 2 h A once in a lifetime trip will take you to explore the

iconic Great Barrier Reef. Cruise out to the Marine World Pontoon and experience this fascinating eco-system in a myriad of ways for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. Join a guided marine snorkel tour, introductory or Certified dive, or explore in the comfort of a semi-submersible or in the underwater observatory.

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DAY 3 h After breakfast enjoy an Eco-tourism certified tour to the Daintree River. Enjoy a cruise on the river itself spotting the intimidating crocodiles that sun themselves on

the river banks or swiftly slip along just under the surface of the water. Look out in the mangroves that line the river to try and catch a glimpse of their surprisingly adorable offspring. Following the cruise visit the Daintree village and timber museum. After a Barramundi lunch and tropical fruit tasting join a guided rainforest walk before a tour of Port Douglas and a visit to Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Adventure. DAY 4 h Enjoy a day at leisure, either to relax, explore the

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Reef and Rainforest Experience Daily DEPARTures from cairns KEWARRA BEACH RESORT: 2 NIGHTS h SILKY OAKS LODGE: 2 NIGHTS h PRICE FROM £815 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON 4 AND 4.5 STAR HOTELS INCLUDING BREAKFAST and TRANSFERS. h h

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Resort Spa (p65) set in 22 acres of rainforest and surrounded by glistening coastal lagoons where you will spend two nights in one of the stylish Pandanus bungalows which are set in amongst the forest. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. DAY 2 h The whole day is spent at leisure relaxing in the

delightful setting of this exclusive resort. Take a dip in one of the two pools, stretch out and rest on the pristine sands of the beach or treat yourself to a rejuvenating treatment at the on site spa. Perhaps explore the nearby village of Palm Cove, home to an array of dining options. DAY 3 h Following breakfast, transfer by coach to Port Douglas where you will board the catamaran that will

transport you to three exclusive reef sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. At these reefs you can either dive or snorkel in the crystal clear waters spotting a colourful array of sealife. Each site offers a unique experience and variety of life and corals. The comfortable boat features full bar facilities, a buffet lunch and morning and afternoon tea. Return to shore and transfer to Silky Oaks Lodge (p66) where you will spend two nights in a Deluxe treehouse. DAY 4 h Following a leisurely breakfast enjoy one of the many

complimentary activities that the lodge boasts. Discover the rainforest ecosystem on a guided forest walk, glide down the Mossman River on a canoe trip or try river snorkelling. 4

DAY 5 h Transfer to Cairns airport for your onward journey.

Coral Princess Cruises - Great Barrier Reef Cruise DEPARTS WEEKLY ON SATURDAY from cairns PRICES FROM £1315 PER PERSON h PRICES INCLUDE BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER, USE OF SNORKELLING EQUIPMENT, GUIDED GLASS BOTTOM BOAT AND SNORKELLING EXCURSIONS, INTRODUCTORY DIVE EXPERIENCE FOR FIRST TIME DIVERS. h h

DAY 1 h Embark this morning and cruise to the Outer

Barrier Reef visiting Thetford Reef and Sudbury Cay. Join the Marine Biologist for a glass bottom boat tour over the teaming coral gardens. After taking part in a fish feed up on deck, the remainder of the afternoon can be spent snorkelling in the shallow waters. Enjoy a beautiful sunset (weather permitting) before sitting down to dinner. DAY 2 h Enjoy a cruise through the Hinchinbrook Channel

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witnessing impressive cliffs and mangrove ecosystems. There are opportunities to spot an array of Australian wildlife including crocodiles, dolphins, turtles and dugongs before sailing towards the tropical paradise of Pelorus Island where you can join a beach barbecue. Take a guided nature hike through the island’s forest interior, snorkel in the Pelorus’ fringing reef, take a trip on the glass bottomed

boat or join the dive instructor on a guided scuba dive. DAY 3 h Visit Dunk Island where you can relax on the beach or partake in a guided rainforest walk. After lunch discover Nathan Reef which boasts some of the most colourful coral gardens found on the Barrier Reef, with amazing living creatures displayed in the on-board tank by the resident Marine Biologist. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure enjoying the on board facilities. DAY 4 h Step ashore on Fitzroy Island offering bush walking

opportunities and idyllic white sand beaches. Cruise back towards Cairns where you will disembark. NB h Due to weather, tides or mechanical reasons,

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Surfers Paradise is at the heart of the glitzy Gold Coast, home to thrilling attractions and top surfing spots. Often overshadowed by Sydney and Melbourne, Brisbane is a fantastic city in its own right, with wonderful shopping opportunities. Charming Noosa offers popular beaches and a vibrant café culture, whilst pretty Airlie Beach has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, excellent restaurants and an oceanfront lagoon.

Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa, Gold Coast

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Located right on the Gold Coast’s spectacular Surf Beach and nestled amid lush palm gardens and sparkling blue lagoons, this beautiful hotel boasts award-winning restaurants and is an oasis of rare luxury.

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Based on Garden room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

Location h Beachfront and adjacent to a large number of shops and restaurants

via the Sky Bridge. Just five minutes from Surfers Paradise and Sea World, and 25 minutes from Dreamworld, White Water World, Movie World and Australian Outback Spectacular. Approx. 55 minutes from Brisbane airport and 35 minutes from Gold Coast airport. Features h Synonymous with luxury and indulgence, a visit to the magnificent Oyster Bar is a must, whilst Terraces Restaurant is renowned for its outstanding seafood buffet. Pearls offers gourmet high tea and after unwinding in the spacious outdoor pool, enjoy relaxed dining at the Oasis Pool Bar. The Golden Door Spa & Health Club offers a wide range of revitalising and relaxing treatments and other leisure facilities include a sleek, heated lap pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre, aerobics classes and four tennis courts. Accommodation h 293 spacious rooms, each with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bedding, television, large windows or terrace doors, air-conditioning, internet access and a luxurious bathroom with bath and shower. Garden rooms overlook the lush habitat. Oasis rooms are sumptuously spacious with a living area and spa bath. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec22-Jan12.

The Sebel Resort Noosa Fantastically located in the heart of Noosa Heads and offering fine dining, this all-suite hotel gives guests the freedom and comfort of apartment living. Location h On cosmopolitan Hastings Street, within walking distance of restaurants,

shops, the river and the beach. Near Noosa National Park and Hinterland villages, 25 minutes from Sunshine Coast airport or two hours’ drive from Brisbane. Features h The heated outdoor swimming pool is styled like Roman baths and there’s also a children’s wading pool. The hotel is adjacent to local restaurant Aromas, which delivers take-aways to Sebel guests. Laze on the gorgeous beach just over the road, and enjoy Hastings Street’s plethora of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. Accommodation h 76 all-suite rooms, each with living room, dining room, kitchen, television, DVD and CD player and private patio or balcony. One bedroom apartments overlook neighbouring resorts. One bedroom deluxe apartments overlook the hotel grounds. Two bedroom apartments have one en suite and one separate bathroom with shower. Two bedroom deluxe apartments overlook the resort grounds or Noosa River. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Apr06-09, Sep21-Oct07, Oct26-28, Dec20 2012Jan05 2013 and Mar29-31 2013.

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Medina Executive Brisbane Combining the flexibility and value of high quality apartments with the facilities and service of a hotel, these first class apartments make a wellequipped home from home. Location h Centrally located in the city’s East End, adjacent to the Story Bridge

and an easy stroll from some of Brisbane’s finest restaurants, shopping and vibrant nightlife. 25 minutes from Brisbane airport. Features h The hotel has a fitness centre, sauna, tennis courts, a small swimming pool and a sun terrace with great river views. Other facilities include a restaurant with al fresco dining, a bar, lounge, 24-hour reception and room service. Accommodation h 159 studios and apartments, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, bath and shower. Studios have a kitchenette. Riverview studios feature a kitchenette and balcony. Standard one bedroom apartments offer a full kitchen, washing machine and dryer. One bedroom riverview studios feature a full kitchen, washing machine and dryer, balcony and city or river views. Two bedroom studios and Two bedroom riverview studios are set on two levels with a full kitchen, washing machine and dryer and separate lounge/dining area. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Dec30-31 2012.

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Ibis Brisbane Modern and cosy, this great value hotel sits near Queen Street Mall shopping precinct, South Bank Parklands and a host of amazing restaurants and bars. Location h In the city centre, within walking distance of a host of attractions, 20 minutes from Brisbane airport. Features h Enjoy meals in the restaurant, which

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£81 per person per night

5 nights and receive a discount of up to £33 per couple per night. Valid Jun01-Aug31, Dec01-28 2012 and Jan02-31 2013.

Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach Located on famous Airlie Beach and with easy access to the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, this oceanfront resort boasts stunning sea views, fantastic facilities and an award-winning restaurant. Location h At Paradise Point on Airlie Beach, a short walk from the village with its shops and restaurants, 25 minutes from Whitsunday Coast airport. Features h Dine

al fresco on local seafood at Clipper Restaurant & Bar and savour candlelit dinners on the oceanfront at the Gazebo. Relax in the swimming pool, and there is a wading pool for kids. Other facilities include a fitness room, massage room and a range of on-site watersports – there’s even a private jetty. Accommodation h 77 rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar. Gardenview rooms overlook the gardens. Oceanview rooms have a private balcony with sea views. One bedroom penthouses have a spa bath, full kitchen, lounge, dining area and balcony with ocean views. Meals per night from h Breakfast £17.

Based on Standard one bedroom apartment excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

Per fect Mom en t With Brisbane’s long, endless days of sunshine, head to the beach on the South Bank, Australia’s only inner-city beach, to soak up the sun and take a swim.

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FREE NIGHTS h Stay 3 nights

This hotel features in the value range from Kuoni. The smarter choice.

for 1 extra night free. Valid Apr0130 and Dec15 2012-Jan31 2013. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and à la carte cuisine for dinner. The laidback bar is ideal for an evening tipple before sampling the town’s nightlife or retiring for the night. Guests also have access to facilities at the neighbouring Mercure Hotel. Accommodation h 218 contemporary and comfortable rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, tea and coffee facilities and telephone. Standard rooms as above. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20.

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£57 per person per night Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

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HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples

FREE ROOM UPGRADE h Stay a

will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

minimum of 4 nights and receive a complimentary room upgrade to an Oceanview room, subject to availability. Valid Apr01 2012Mar31 2013. Not combinable with any other offer.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£82 per person per night Based on Gardenview room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.


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Queensl and Mission Beach/Cair ns

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Vibrant, tropical Cairns offers spectacular scenery, an excellent range of restaurants and bars, and a seafront lagoon. It is also the gateway to two World Heritage areas - the lush Wet Tropics rainforest and, of course, the world’s largest coral reef: the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. Two hours south of Cairns lies the relaxed beachside town of Mission Beach, with its golden sands and charming cafés.

The Elandra Mission Beach Nestled amid lush tropical rainforest, this stylish boutique resort overlooks the smooth sands of Mission Beach. With its chic design and a range of facilities, The Elandra effortlessly blends exploration and relaxation. Location h Between Cairns and Townsville in North Queensland, at the closest access point to the Great Barrier Reef, 1½ hours from Cairns airport. Features h

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£81 per person per night

1 extra night free. Valid in Queen rooms and Queen suites only.

MEAL UPGRADE h All bookings will

receive complimentary daily breakfast. Not combinable with any other offer.

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

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Location h Within easy walking distance of the Esplanade Lagoon and the Pier Shopping and Dining Promenade. Ten minutes from Cairns airport. Features h The

hotel has two bars and the North Food and Wine restaurant, serving innovative Australian cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean influences. Plus within the Pier Centre there are another eight restaurants and two bars. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, wellness spa, fitness centre and sauna, and a shopping arcade. Accommodation h 255 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, complimentary internet access, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, bathroom, and a balcony. Superior rooms have views of either the hotel’s tropical gardens and pool or the mountains and the city, whilst Superior bayview rooms overlook the bay. Deluxe marinaview rooms overlook the marina. Meals per night from h Breakfast £22.

Based on Queen room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

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Facilities are charmingly interlinked by boardwalks and include tennis courts, a boutique and a swimming pool with tranquil deck overlooking the Coral Sea. The Elandra Restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine and there is also a cocktail bar. Guests can explore the stunning surroundings on the National Park walking track, and book soothing in-room massages. The resort is within walking distance of breathtaking Lovers’ Beach, Lugger Bay and South Mission Beach, and a range of tours and activities can be arranged. Accommodation h 55 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, minibar and rainforest or ocean views. Some have a balcony or terrace. Queen rooms have a split king bed that can be transformed into two singles or one king. Queen suites have one king bed and a double sofabed. King suites also have a free-standing bath. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Jun01-Oct31 and Dec25 2012-Jan05 2013.

In a prime location directly overlooking Marlin Marina, right at the water’s edge, the stylish Shangri-La, The Marina, Cairns offers quality and complete comfort in the heart of Cairns.

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FREE NIGHTS h Stay 2 nights for 1

extra night free. Valid Apr01Jun30 and Nov01-Mar31. Stay 3 nights for 1 extra night free. Valid Jul01-Oct31. Not combinable with any other offer. FREE ROOM UPGRADE h Book before Mar31 and receive a complimentary room upgrade to the next available room category, subject to availability. Combinable with Free Nights and Honeymoon Offer only. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2 people. Valid Apr01-Jun30 and Nov01-Mar31. Stay a minimum of 4 nights and receive

complimentary daily breakfast for 2 people. Valid Jul01-Oct31. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All honeymoon couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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This family-owned boutique hotel sits in tropical gardens in the heart of Cairns, within walking distance of the beautiful waterfront. The resort is renowned for its friendly, personalised service and award-winning restaurant. Location h In the heart of Cairns, three minutes’ walk from the waterfront and 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and ten minutes from Cairns airport. Features h

Award-winning Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant serves mouth-watering authentic cuisine as well as cocktails and other beverages, and the hotel’s fantastic service includes complimentary airport transfers between 7am and 7pm. The swimming pool is the ideal spot to unwind. Discover the breathtaking surroundings with tours to nearby attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Kuranda. Accommodation h 90 rooms and apartments, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, shower and television. Standard rooms are as above. Family rooms sleep two adults and up to two children under 12 years old. Studio rooms also have a microwave. Meals per night from h Breakfast £19. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Nov11-15. ssss

Holiday Inn Cairns

1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Jun30 and Jan01-Mar31 2013. hotel offer h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary daily continental breakfast for 2 people and airport transfer (conditions apply). Valid Nov16-Mar31. Not combinable with any other offer.

Location h Located on Cairns Esplanade, approx. five minutes’ walk from the

centre of Cairns, ten minutes from Cairns airport and a step off point to the Great Barrier Reef. Features h The hotel’s unique Atrium is designed to represent a mini rainforest, complete with tropical plants, rock pools and Barramundi fish. The Holiday Inn also has a relaxing lobby bar, and Sirocco restaurant which is open for breakfast and dinner with à la carte dining. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, heated Jacuzzi, large sundeck and fitness centre. Accommodation h 237 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, minibar and bathroom. Standard rooms have a mountain view. Superior rooms overlook the mountains, foreshore or the Coral Sea. Premium oceanview rooms have a balcony overlooking the Coral Sea. Meals per night from h Breakfast £14. sss

All Seasons, Cairns Colonial Club Resort A fun, laid-back tropical resort set around an attractive lagoon-style pool and shrouded in verdant rainforest vegetation.

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Location h Within 11 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, ten minutes from the airport, and ten minutes by shuttle from the city centre. Features h There are

three impressive lagoon swimming pools, a fitness centre, Jacuzzi, tennis court and a games room, plus there is a poolside café, two bars and the ‘Homestead Restaurant’ offers an extensive buffet breakfast and evening à la carte dining. Accommodation h 345 comfortably furnished rooms within a tropical garden setting. Each features air-conditioning, television, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, and a fridge. Standard rooms are of a modern style with shower only, and Studio rooms have an adjoining living area and kitchenette plus bath and shower. The larger Superior rooms have a bath and shower and a balcony or courtyard overlooking the gardens or the pool. Meals per night from h Breakfast £21. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Nov11-18.

£44 per person per night Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

K uoni Plus FREE NIGHTS h Stay 3 nights for 1

Reflecting the ambience of its tropical setting, with breathtaking views over the Coral Sea and rainforest mountains, this hotel is imaginatively designed and recently refurbished.

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extra night free. Valid Apr01Jun30, Nov01-11, Nov16-Dec30 and Jan01-Mar31 2013. HONEYMOON OFFER h All honeymoon couples will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

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£49 per person per night Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

K uoni Plus

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FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a

This hotel features in the value range from Kuoni. The smarter choice.

minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary full buffet breakfast. Valid Apr01-Nov09 and Nov16-Mar31. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£41 per person per night Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.


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SEA TEMPLE PALM COVE

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KEWARRA BEACH RESORT & SPA KERWARRA BEACH

Kuranda State Forest

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1 Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Palm Cove 2 Reef House Resort & Spa pool

3 Novotel Palm Cove 4 Deluxe pandanus bungalow, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

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Cairns’ northern beaches are a great alternative to staying in the city. Idyllic Kewarra offers a secluded, peaceful setting, protected by a rocky headland. Palm Cove is also home to a beautiful tropical beach and, though still relaxed, has a little more going on. Smart hotels, pampering spas, boutique shops and sophisticated restaurants can be found along the esplanade, lined by century-old Melaleuca trees.

Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Palm Cove Overlooking a stunning beach and enclosing a place of serenity and tranquillity, wrapped in Asian inspired design, the Sea Temple Resort & Spa, Palm Cove is a blissful retreat from busy life.

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Location h Right on the beachfront at the southern end of Palm Cove, 25 minutes from Cairns and the airport. Features h There is a signature lagoon pool, plus direct

beach access and a full health and beauty spa to rejuvenate, revive and restore! The ‘Temple of Tastes’ restaurant serves contemporary Asian-influenced Australian cuisine. The Lagoon bar is located in a pavilion beside the pool. Accommodation h Soothing, neutral tones are the base for each of the 126 rooms, with modern, elegant furnishings. All are air-conditioned and have internet access, a television and DVD player. Studio spa rooms have a Jacuzzi bath. Spacious One bedroom apartments have a full kitchen, separate living area and a Jacuzzi bath, whilst Two bedroom apartments have two bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom. Luxurious One bedroom penthouses are located on the fourth floor and feature a rooftop terrace with spa and barbecue. Meals per night from h Breakfast £18. NB h Minimum stay: 4 nights Nov12-16.

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Reef House Resort & Spa, Palm Cove Allow yourself to be indulged in this blissful beachfront hideaway, with its casual elegance and supreme service. Reef House Resort & Spa is the epitome of laid back luxury.

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Location h Set on the beachfront opposite the sandy beach and right in the heart of the shops, bars and restaurants, 20 minutes from Cairns airport. Features h

Gardens encompass rambling bougainvillea and tropical palms, three swimming pools – one with a waterfall, two outdoor Jacuzzis, an award-winning day spa and an excellent ocean view restaurant. Accommodation h 69 rooms, each with airconditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, flat-screen television, internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and/or shower and balcony or terrace. Brigadier rooms overlook the gardens or pools and feature an outdoor double love-swing. Brigadier beachfront spa rooms feature a beach outlook and oversized Jacuzzi bath. Beachfront suites overlook Palm Cove beach and have a separate living area. The larger Verandah rooms open on to a wide verandah. Verandah spa rooms have the addition of a private double Jacuzzi bath on the verandah. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Nov11-15.

K uoni Plus FREE NIGHTS h Stay 3 nights for

1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Jun30, Nov01-11, Nov17-Dec20 2012 and Jan07-Mar31. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a complimentary bottle of wine and an AU$20 spa voucher.

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All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£74 per person per night Based on Studio spa room room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

SPA OFFER h All bookings will

receive a AU$30 spa voucher per room. Not combinable with any other offer.

K uoni Plus

K uoni Exclusiv e

FREE NIGHTS h Stay 3 nights for 1

FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a

extra night free. Valid Apr01Nov10 and Nov16-Mar31. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of Australian sparkling wine upon arrival. Valid Apr01-Jun30, Nov01-10, Nov16Dec22 and Jan04-Mar31.

minimum of 5 nights and receive a complimentary food and beverage voucher of AU$50 per room per stay to be used in the Reef House Restaurant. Valid Apr01-Nov10 and Nov16-Mar31. Not combinable with any other offer.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£80 per person per night Based on Brigadier room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.


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Novotel Palm Cove An excellent resort hotel in an attractive setting and a great base from which to explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical North Queensland’s natural beauty. The wealth of facilities make this a great choice for couples and families.

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Location h Just a five minute walk to the beach, shops and eateries in picturesque Palm Cove. 25 minutes’ drive north of Cairns airport. Features h Offering great value, the Novotel includes extensive grounds backed by rainforest-clad mountains. The hotel has a restaurant and bar, and leisure facilities include a 9-hole golf course, fitness room, two swimming pools, tennis and squash courts. The main pool has a waterslide, plus there is a kids’ games room with Wii. Perfect for families. Accommodation h 155 resort rooms and apartments, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, bath/shower, and a balcony or terrace. Standard rooms are as above. Standard suites include a separate lounge area. Two bedroom superior suites are also available. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23.

Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa A secluded hideaway set in 38 acres of lush rainforest gardens, nestled amongst a natural oasis of coastal lagoons. It is no surprise that this wonderfully romantic resort has become a firm favourite with honeymooners. Location h Located on private Kewarra Beach, just five miles from Palm Cove and 20 minutes’ drive north of Cairns airport. Features h Resort facilities include two

swimming pools, the Paperbark Restaurant, a cocktail bar and lounge, beach café and bar. There is also a day spa, plus complimentary Wi-Fi and free use of iPads. Accommodation h There are 44 bungalows and suites, each with ceiling fan, air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, complimentary internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, bath and shower, plus a balcony. Deluxe pandanus bungalows are set in a secluded forest setting beside the lagoon. The romantic Pipi beachfront bungalows have a spectacular beachfront setting. Luxury One and Two bedroom bauhinia suites are built around a tranquil water feature and include large private patios. Meals per night from h Breakfast £26.

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£47 per person per night

extra night free. Valid Apr01Jun24 and Nov17-Mar31. Not valid in Two bedroom superior suite and with Food & Beverage offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2. Valid Apr01Nov09 and Nov17-Mar31. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Valid Apr01-Nov09 and Nov17-Mar31.

Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Spoil yourself with a romantic meal on the beach, overlooking the Coral Sea, complete with your own waiter.

£81 per person per night Based on Deluxe pandanus bungalow excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.


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CORAL SEA

SILKY OAKS LODGE

Port Douglas Four Mile Beach

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QT Port Douglas 4 Apartment at Sea Temple Resort & Spa

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Reached by a spectacular coastal road from Cairns, Port Douglas is a laid back tropical oasis with sophisticated comforts and a small, friendly village atmosphere. Relax on the palm fringed golden sands of Four Mile Beach, snorkel and dive in the aquamarine reef waters of the Coral Sea, or venture further north to the breathtaking Wet Tropics - where the ancient Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa Experience the ancient wonder of the Daintree rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa . . . the name says it all. A pocket of perfection at the edge of a World Heritage wilderness area.

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Location h Set in the rainforest, 1¼ hours from Cairns airport, and 20 minutes from Port Douglas. Features h Combining contemporary design with casual sophistication, the lodge has a bar and Treehouse Restaurant, with a superb menu and an exceptional location perched high above the Mossman River. The rejuvenating power of water, the tranquil sounds of the rainforest and a variety of locally based treatments are the inspiration for the calm and cosseting Healing Waters Spa. Take a stroll along the riverbanks, hike to Figtree rapids, canoe down the Mossman River, join a guided rainforest walk or take an invigorating dip in the swimming pool. Accommodation h 45 stylishly furnished treehouses, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, iPod, CD player, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, spa bath, separate shower and broad balcony with hammock overlooking the rainforest. Deluxe treehouses as above. Riverhouses are similar with views over the river. New Billabong suites have views over the Billabong.

Ramada Resort Port Douglas

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Stay a minimum of 3 nights in a Riverhouse and receive a spa voucher to the value of AU$50 per person. Not combinable with any other offer.

minimum of 4 nights and receive a complimentary dinner for 2 including a bottle of wine, plus a 1 hour spa treatment per person. Valid in Billabong suites only. Not combinable with any offer. SPA OFFER h Stay a minimum of 4 nights and receive a 1 hour spa treatment per person. Valid in Deluxe treehouses and Riverhouses only. Not combinable with any other offer.

Location h A five-minute walk from Four Mile Beach and close to Marina Port

Douglas and Macrossan Street’s cafés, restaurants and bars. 1½ hours from Cairns airport. Features h Laze in the lagoon-style swimming pool, ordering a refreshing drink from the swim-up bar. Overlooking the pool and waterfall, Tree Bar & Grill serves tropical breakfast buffets, delicious lunches and à la carte dinners. Relax after a meal with a cocktail in Cockatoo Lounge. Stroll to Four Mile Beach, lapped by the warm Coral Sea, go crocodile spotting on the Daintree River or book a day trip to Cape Tribulation. Accommodation h 194 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, minibar and bath with shower. Standard rooms are as above. Deluxe rooms are more spacious and have a large bathroom with corner bath and twin vanity basins. Standard and Deluxe family rooms are also available.

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£45 per person per night Surrounded by lush rainforest gardens, this tropical oasis is perfectly located near the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.


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50 minutes from Cairns airport and a five minute drive or short ride on the regular shuttle bus service to the centre of Port Douglas. Features h This vibrant resort boasts quirky design and a new restaurant and bar. The Interactive Marketplace Kitchen serves marketplace breakfast and dinner daily whilst the trendy cocktail bar is ideal for unwinding with an evening cocktail. Relax in the lagoon-style pool or in the sumptuous designer day spa. For the more active there is a fitness centre, lap pool and two tennis courts. Enjoy films under the stars in the winter months at the exclusive outdoor cinema. Accommodation h 170 rooms, each with airconditioning, flat-screen television, telephone, internet access, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, shower and balcony. Resort rooms come with garden views. Large One and Two bedroom garden apartments boast extra facilities including CD/ DVD player, kitchenette, washing machine and dryer, living/dining room, second balcony and spa bath. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20.

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Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas

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FREE NIGHTS h Stay 3 nights for

No stay in Port Douglas is complete without a trip to the Rainforest or to the Great Barrier Reef. Please ask for details.

Set on almost ten acres of tropical beachfront at the end of Four Mile Beach, this deluxe resort centres round a palm-fringed lagoon pool.

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Location h Five minutes’ drive from the centre of Port Douglas and one hour from Cairns airport. Features h The contemporary restaurant offers Australian cuisine with Asian and Pacific Rim influences, and the bar and pool bar are wonderful places to sip a drink and take in your magnificent surroundings. Features include a huge lagoon pool, children’s pool, a sensational spa, fitness centre and the Sea Temple Golf & Country Club. Accommodation h 144 rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, high speed internet access, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, bath/shower, and balcony or terrace. Studio spa rooms have a large Jacuzzi bath. Two bedroom apartments feature a separate lounge/dining area, full kitchen with washing machine and dryer and CD/DVD player. One bedroom penthouse apartments are located on the first floor with spiral staircase leading to a private rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi, barbecue and lagoon or golf course views. Two bedroom plunge pool apartments have a private courtyard with plunge pool and outdoor pavilion with barbecue. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23. NB h Minimum stay: 4 nights Nov12-16.

Based on Resort Gardenview room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Jun30, Nov01-11, Nov17-Dec20 2012 and Jan07-Mar31 2013. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival.

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£96 per person per night K uoni Exclusiv e SPA OFFER h All bookings will

receive a AU$30 spa voucher per room. Not combinable with any other offer. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

Based on Studio spa room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.


queensland islands

At over 4000 miles in length the coastline of Queensland delivers some of Australia’s greatest wonders. Unique Fraser Island – the world’s largest sand island – is a beautiful natural attraction with World Heritage status protecting its ancient rainforests, crystal lakes and unique wildlife and ecosystems.

To the north, the Whitsunday Islands archipelago is a paradise of rugged, beautifully forested islands boasting some of the world’s best beaches, sailing and diving. Choose Hamilton Island with its array of accommodation, or magical Hayman Island for an exclusive luxury experience.

On Heron Island, a speck of an island and a true coral cay that hugs the Tropic of Capricorn, hide from the world out on the Great Barrier Reef, savouring superb diving and an amazing array of animals, from loggerhead turtles to noddy terns.

Secluded amongst the reefs of the Coral Sea, Lizard Island is the most northern of the Great Barrier Reef resorts and a true island escape. A handful of marine biologists and just 40 guest rooms share the 24 powdery soft beaches and endless tropical vistas. On Lizard Island, seclusion and the marine world are never far away making it perhaps the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience.

general information

call one of our dedicated australia personal travel experts on 01306 744727

flying time h Various depending on gateway and destination.

key events h Aug 17-25: Hamilton Island Race Week – Australia’s largest offshore yachting event, consistently attracting a record number of competing yachts both nationally and internationally.

time difference h GMT +10 hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h Fraser Island has a subtropical climate and is warm most of the year. Heron, Hamilton, Hayman and Lizard all enjoy a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: dry from May to October and wet from November to April, although rainfall is typically less than on the mainland.

Jun 14-18: Hamilton Island Cup – Australia’s largest, oldest and richest outrigger canoe event, attracting competitors from Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii. November: Hamilton Island Triathalon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim – A gruelling competition around Hamilton Island as well as a 2km ocean swim from the shores off beautiful Whitehaven Beach.


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Airlie Beach Shute Harbour Proserpine

Molle Island Group Whitsunday N. P.

QUALIA Hamilton Island

BEACH CLUB REEF VIEW

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Situated in the Great Barrier Reef amongst the 74 Whitsunday Islands lies stunning Hamilton Island, with pristine white sand beaches, sapphire blue waters and coral reefs. Enjoy activities from bushwalking and diving to sea kayaking and golf on neighbouring Dent Island. There are direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, or take a 35 minute ferry from Shute Harbour in Airlie Beach.

Reef View Hotel Reef View offers spacious, well-appointed accommodation, all with private balconies overlooking either the landscaped gardens or the breathtaking vistas of the Coral Sea for the most perfect sunrise and sunset.

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HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples

ÂŁ116 per person per night

will receive a bottle of Australian sparkling wine upon arrival. Valid Jan01-Mar31.

Location h Set back from sandy Catseye Beach (100 metres) and close to restaurants and shops. Features h Reef View offers a lounge and Poolside Terrace

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restaurant. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and complimentary use of catamarans, windsurfers, paddle skis, snorkelling equipment, tennis and squash courts, fitness room and sauna. Complimentary return transfers are included from Hamilton Island airport, as well as unlimited use of the island shuttle service. Accommodation h 363 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, internet access, telephone, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, bath, shower and furnished balcony. Gardenview rooms overlook the grounds. Coral Sea view rooms have spectacular ocean views, with interconnecting family rooms available on request. Reef family rooms are more spacious and feature two interconnecting rooms with two bathrooms, two flat-screen televisions, DVD players, microwave and garden or sea view. Luxurious two-storey Reef suites are set on the 19th floor and are hugely spacious, boasting a dining/lounge area, two bathrooms, two flat-screen televisions, cocktail bar, and breathtaking views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Island. Meals per night from h Breakfast ÂŁ23. NB h Minimum stay: 4 nights Dec31 2012.

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pools, a fitness room, library and the superb Spa qualia. Dine at the elegant Long Pavilion restaurant with its innovative and indulgent à la carte menu, and Pebble Beach on the water’s edge for casual lunching and beachside cocktails. Wildlife viewing opportunities are also abundant and there are fantastic snorkelling and diving excursions, as well as trips on board qualia’s 45-foot luxury cruising vessel. Accommodation h 60 luxurious hillside pavilions feature air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, a living area and private sun deck, with island or Coral Sea views. Leeward pavilions are studio style and have spectacular sunset views. North-facing Windward pavilions have a decking area showcasing expansive views, and a private plunge pool. Secluded Beach house pavilions are sumptuously spacious and boast an elegant dining room, lounge, kitchenette, flat-screen television, CD and DVD player, iPod dock, private infinity-edge pool and panoramic island or Coral Sea views. Meals per night from h Half board £80. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Dec22 2012-Jan05 2013. Children under 16 years are not accepted.

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1 extra night free. Valid Apr01-05, Apr10-Aug16 2012 and Jan28Mar28 2013. Not combinable with any other offer.

Location h Directly located on Catseye Beach and conveniently close to the island’s many restaurants, bars, boutiques and activities. Features h Set in tropical

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gardens, the hotel has a private infinity-edge pool, along with an exclusive lounge and bar, Beach Club restaurant, à la carte poolside dining plus the bonus of a VIP buggy chauffeur service round the island. Accommodation h 57 rooms, each beautifully furnished in a contemporary style with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, flat-screen television with surround sound system, video, CD player, telephone, free WiFi, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, separate bath and shower, and a balcony or terrace. NB h Children under 18 years are not accepted at Beach Club. Prices include daily full à la carte breakfast in the exclusive Beach Club Restaurant.

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by ferry from Hervey Bay plus there are direct flights available from Brisbane or Sydney. Features h Exploring is top of the agenda with 4x4 tours, walking trails, stargazing and bush tucker talks on offer (extra cost). Facilities include four restaurants, three bars, four swimming pools and a Natural Therapy retreat. There is also a Junior Eco ranger club for children aged 5-14 years. Accommodation h 152 rooms overlooking lakes and bushland, each with air-conditioning, bath, television, telephone, tea and coffee facilities and private timber decks. Resort rooms as above. Spa rooms feature a spa bath. Two bedroom villas feature a kitchenette. Two bedroom spa villas also boast a private deck with spa bath. Meals per night from h Breakfast £27 (Jan-Mar 2012). NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Apr06-09 and Dec21 2012-Jan06 and Mar29-31 2013. Return ferry transfers from Hervey Bay £35 per adult. Return bus and ferry transfer from Brisbane £159 per adult.

Heron Island A true coral cay, with sugar sands, crystal clear waters and acres of brilliant coral brimming with marine life, this World Heritage listed Marine National park is a natural paradise, perfectly appealing to both children and adults.

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Location h Right on the Great Barrier Reef, 30 minutes by helicopter or two hours by launch from Gladstone. Features h A superb resort for couples and families,

Heron Island has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and activities including island ecology walks, semi-submersible cruises, stargazing, tennis and a Junior Rangers programme for 7-12 year olds. Superb marine life is matched by 20 dive sites, many just 15 minutes from the beach. Wildlife is abundant in the area and includes both Green and Loggerhead turtles and a great array of birdlife. The Aqua Soul spa offers a comprehensive spa treatment programme in serene surroundings. Accommodation h 109 rooms, each with ceiling fan, fridge, tea and coffee facilities and shower. Turtle rooms have garden views. Turtle family rooms are closer to the beach and facilities. Reef rooms are set close to the jetty and the Marine Centre and they offer water views through a canopy of trees. Reef family rooms also feature a living area and day beds. Heron beachside suites boast a spacious bedroom, separate living area, day beds, CD player, direct beach access and stunning views over the reef. NB h Return launch transfers £136 per adult. Helicopter transfers £629 per adult.

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Location h Hayman Island is reached by a one hour luxury launch transfer from Hamilton Island (helicopter and seaplane transfers on request). Features h Dining

options include four innovative restaurants featuring seafood, modern European cuisine, Mediterranean dishes and Oriental specialities, as well as private dining. The Beach Pavilion, Club Lounge and poolside bar offer refreshing beverages, while leisure facilities include two swimming pools, the award-winning Spa Hayman, watersports, a golf green and driving range, tennis, squash and a fitness centre. Accommodation h 210 beautifully appointed rooms offer air-conditioning, telephone, television, internet access (extra cost), CD player (except Retreat room), minibar, bath and shower, plus a private terrace or balcony. Retreat rooms are set back from the beach in tropical gardens. Pool rooms overlook the Hayman pool and larger Pool deluxe rooms have separate shower and bath. Lagoon rooms are more spacious and overlook the quieter Lagoon pool whilst Lagoon deluxe rooms have sea views. Spacious Beach villas boast a private pool, outdoor shower and spectacular sea and island views. NB h Return launch transfers from Hamilton Island £197 per adult.

Lizard Island Fringed by colourful coral reefs, glistening turquoise waters and 24 powdery white secluded beaches, this luxury resort on the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef offers a rare combination of contemporary comfort, pristine wilderness and exquisite natural attractions - a true paradise island.

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Location h Australia’s northernmost resort, right on the Great Barrier Reef. Approx. one hour scenic flight from Cairns. Features h Sensational diving includes the world-famous Cod Hole. There are coral gardens for snorkellers just moments from the shore, and resort facilities include a restaurant and bar, swimming pool and sumptuous Azure Spa. Accommodation h 40 rooms, villas and suites include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, telephone, CD player, iPod docking station, minibar, shower, tea and coffee facilities, balcony, deck or terrace with hammock or day bed. Anchor Bay rooms are set amidst tropical gardens, close to Anchor Bay and the beach. Sunset Point villas are set high on Sunset Ridge amongst native eucalyptus bushland with partial sea views, while Anchor Bay suites are more spacious with sea views and a private pathway leading directly to the beach. The Pavilion offers blissful privacy, an expansive decking area with private plunge pool, Wi-Fi and sweeping 270º views of Anchor Bay, Sunset Beach and Osprey Island. NB h Children under 13 years not accepted. Scenic air transfers from Cairns from £249 per adult one way.

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A helicopter flight over the magnificent unspoilt Whitehaven Beach - a ‘must-see’ on any Whitsundays trip.

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Melbourne is a beautiful city on a glorious river and is famous for two things – shopping and sport. Or maybe it’s fine dining and sport. Or arts, culture and sport. The thing is, Melbourne has everything a cultivated state capital should have and more. Victoria’s landscape is spectacular. The Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s finest scenic drives, twists alongside the windswept Southern Ocean. You can swim, surf, sea kayak or fish in Apollo Bay, see monster waves at Bells Beach, and spot shipwrecks near Port Fairy, a charming fishing village. You can’t miss the Twelve Apostles – craggy limestone stacks rising majestically from the sea.

A breathtaking variety and quality of wines are produced from the Yarra Valley to the High Country, where Hall’s Gap is the gateway to the Grampians and its wilderness walks, waterfalls and wallabies. The Gold Rush era is intriguingly preserved at the historic town of Walhalla, and historic Bendigo and Ballarat also bring insights into times of old with magnificent Victorian buildings and museums. South of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula has an array of captivating towns and fine beaches, along with an extensive National Park with bird life in the wetlands and more native wildlife in the woodlands. From here, ferries sail to French Island – home to hundreds of koalas – and Phillip Island, where you’ll marvel at the magical evening fairy penguins’ parade.

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flying time h Melbourne 20½ hours

key events h January: Australian Open Tennis – The highest attended annual sporting event in Australia.

time difference h GMT +10 hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h There are three distinct areas within the state of Victoria - Southern Coastal, Northern/Western and Alpine, each with a different climate and weather patterns. On average, January and February are the hottest months and July the coldest, as the state has the opposite climate to the UK. In Melbourne, daytime temperatures in summer average 25oC, while in winter it’s 14oC.

Mar 15-18: Australian Grand Prix – Formula 1’s glamorous roadshow comes to the lakeside track of Melbourne’s Albert Park. October: Melbourne International Arts Festival – See outdoor performances and catch world and Australianpremieres in theatre, dance, music and opera. October: Australian Motorcycle GP – A three-day event held on beautiful Phillip Island. November: Emirates Melbourne Cup – On the first Tuesday of November, one of the top horse races in the world takes place in Melbourne.


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DISCOVER, explore & experience victoria We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

Great Ocean Road Lux ury Explorer Joining a small group in a luxury vehicle is a fine way to see the Great Ocean Road’s dramatic coastline, winding from one spectacular view to another. Travel to famous Bells Beach, then walk amongst the sweetly scented trees of a eucalyptus forest hunting out the koalas. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch, then journey inland to the Otway Ranges to marvel at the ancient giants of the rainforest before returning to the Shipwreck Coast to view dramatic rock formations like the iconic Twelve Apostles. Prices from £190pp FULL DAY; INCLUDES MOR NING TEA, LUNCH & DINNER; depa rts: mon, w ed, fri & sun h h

Puffing Billy, Yarr a Wineries & Wildlife This day out starts with a ride aboard the famous Puffing Billy, Australia’s oldest steam train, through the rainforest and glens of the Dandenong Ranges. On arriving at Fergusson Winery, there’s a spit-roast lunch with wine tasting. Afterwards, tour the famous Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park, home to over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural setting. You’ll see dingoes and Tasmanian Devils, echidnas and goannas, and a fantastic birds of prey demonstration. Prices from £115pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Great Ocean Road Discover the breathtaking Great Ocean Road as you meander through its twists and turns seeing tranquil beaches, dramatic coastlines and the Otway Ranges’ verdant rainforest. Head west through Geelong then south to surfers’ paradise Bells Beach in Torquay. Take in stunning views from Split Point Lighthouse and spot eastern grey kangaroos, continuing to coastal towns Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. After a picnic lunch and walk through the rainforest, arrive at the famous Twelve Apostles rock stacks. Finally, discover Loch Ard Gorge on a rugged shipwreck coast and London Bridge. Prices from £79pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES PICNIC LUNCH & R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO M ELBOU R NE HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Spend a morning exploring the sights and geography of this beautiful riverside city. Get to know the landmarks, gardens and, of course, where best to shop and dine. Take in Parliament House and Melbourne Cricket Ground; Captain Cook’s Cottage and the Rod Laver Arena; Queen Victoria Market and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Zoom past the Formula 1 racetrack, cross the Yarra River and take tea in the Botanical Gardens. You’ll soon feel you’re welcome in Melbourne. h h

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Sport Lovers’ Tour Sports fans will never forget this amazing tour, on which you’ll visit the venues of some of Australia’s most popular sporting events. Explore Flemington, where the Melbourne Cup horse race is held, and Drive through the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and around Albert Park on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Next, tour Rod Layer Arena, a Melbourne Park tennis stadium. You’ll be taken through Australian Open tournament control, the players’ changing room, Walk of Fame, super-boxes and VIP hospitality areas. You’ll also go inside the media centre theatrette and – events permitting – onto the Arena (all subject to availability). PR ICES FROM £70PP FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH AT ET IH A D STA DIUM; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h h


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Victoria is home to the lively, cosmopolitan city of Melbourne and one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Stretching to the south west of Melbourne, the spectacular Great Ocean Road is Australia’s most iconic touring route. Here are a few of our favourite combinations for inspiration and we can also tailor make your own itinerary for you.

Melbourne Experience melbourne: 3 NIGHTS PRICE FROM £275 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING TRANSFERS, PHILLIP ISLAND AND PENGUIN PARADE TOUR AND HALF DAY MELBOURNE CITY TOUR. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 4½ STAR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

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magical Penguin Parade. Watch as these penguins, that are approximately only 30cm tall, battle against the surf and their rather paranoid instincts to make the journey over the beach and up to their waiting mates and nests.

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departing for Phillip Island this afternoon. En route, visit Warrook, a cattle farm in the Gippsland region, and the Koala Conservation Centre. Wander through the trees on an elevated walkway keeping your eyes peeled for koalas lolling around on the branches. Stop off at Nobbies, also known as Seal Rocks and spot the marine wildlife that gathers here, including a colony of Fur Seals. As you wander along the boardwalks, look down as you may catch a glimpse of a small number of Little Penguins that nest under the walkways. On Phillip Island, visit the Education Centre before witnessing the natural marvel that is the

DAY 3 h Spend this morning enjoying a tour of the sights of Melbourne that include Captain Cook’s Cottage, Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Garden and Albert Park – home to the Australian Formula One race. Take in the modern and bustling Southbank with numerous restaurants and entertainment options. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore the city. DAY 4 h Transfer back to the airport in time for your

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Great Ocean Road Getaway DAILY DEPARTURES FROM MELBOURNE APOLLO BAY: 1 NIGHT h PORT FAIRY: 1 NIGHT h HALLS GAP: 1 NIGHT h BALLARAT: 1 NIGHT h PRICES FROM £425 PER PERSON h PRICES INCLUDE 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING BREAKFAST IN BALLARAT, A GROUP B CAR AND ENTRANCE TO THE BLOOD ON THE SOUTHERN CROSS SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 4½ STAR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

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Torquay, the surfing capital of Australia. Follow the coast road to Lorne. Upon arrival in Apollo Bay (124 miles) transfer to your hotel for a one night stay. DAY 2 h Travel along the fabulous Great Ocean Road to Port

Fairy (120 miles) where you may choose to explore the forests of Great Otway National Park. Awaiting you around the next corner are amazing rock formations including the world famous Twelve Apostles, formed by the relentless power of the Southern Ocean. Perhaps take part in an optional scenic flight before continuing on along the coast to Port Fairy where you will spend one night.

DAY 3 h This morning you can join an optional Crater and Nature Guided Walk in Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve before you head away from the coast and drive north towards the Grampians National Park and Halls Gap (98 miles), for an overnight stay. Explore the rugged landscapes that make up the National Park and visit Aboriginal rock art sites. DAY 4 h Drive south east back towards Melbourne stopping

for an overnight stay at Ballarat (91 miles). Enjoy the lake, botanic gardens, and historic buildings in this Victorian gold rush town. This evening enjoy the sound and light show ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ at the open air museum Sovereign Hill. 4

DAY 5 h Return your hire car in Melbourne (70 miles).

Great Ocean Road - Melbourne to Adelaide DAILY DEPARTURES FROM MELBOURNE LORNE: 1 NIGHT h PORT FAIRY: 1 NIGHT h ROBE: 1 NIGHT h BAROSSA VALLEY: 1 NIGHT h PRICES FROM £415 PER PERSON h PRICES INCLUDE 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION AND GROUP C CAR HIRE. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 4½ STAR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

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Melbourne’s suburbs. Perhaps stop at Geelong, a crucial port during the 19th Century gold rush. The Great Ocean Road itself begins at the surfer’s paradise of Torquay; drive through charming coastal villages and towns or maybe visit the region’s vineyards. Spend the first night at the seaside town of Lorne (96 miles).

a scenic helicopter flight over these famous rock formations. Continue on to Port Fairy for a one night stay. DAY 3 h Leave Victoria behind and cross into South Australia. Highlights of today’s drive include the Coonawarra wine region and Australia’s youngest volcano, Mount Gambier. Continue on to Robe (176 miles), once one of Australia’s most important ports, where you will spend one night.

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DAY 4 h Head north along the coastal road towards Barossa

Valley (230 miles) for one night. Perhaps join the optional ‘Penfolds Make Your Own Blend Tour’ where you can visit the Winemakers’ Laboratory and create your own wine. DAY 5 h Arrive in Adelaide (43 miles) and drop off your car.


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Melbourne is an eclectic mix of old and new, where leafy boulevards and old-fashioned trams live side by side with rocking festivals and eclectic bars. As Australia’s arts, sports and shopping capital, its impressive malls, sports precinct, St Patrick’s Cathedral and vibrant Southbank are key landmarks. Along the Great Ocean Road lies the coastal town of Apollo Bay, nestled in the foothills of the Otway Ranges.

Ibis Melbourne Offering great value, the Ibis Melbourne is simple and informal yet pleasant and welcoming, with a good location that is convenient for Melbourne’s vibrant Queen Victoria Market. Location h At the northern end of the CBD, just moments from Queen Victoria

Market and within easy walking distance of Lygon Street and the Central Shopping district. Approx. 25 minutes from the airport. Features h All conveniences can be found out and about around the hotel, whilst the hotel’s iBistro bar and restaurant has a warm, informal atmosphere and is ideal for a quick bite or as a springboard for a night out exploring the exciting nightlife of Melbourne. Accommodation h 250 Standard rooms that are surprisingly large for an Ibis, featuring air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen television and internet access. Meals per night from h Breakfast £15. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Sep28-29, Oct05-06, Nov03-06 and Jan14-27; 3 nights Mar21-24.

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impressive contemporary buffet or à la carte bistro food from the open kitchen. The recently refurbished, trendy Tonic bar makes for an excellent springboard for an evening enjoying the excitement on offer next door at the Crown Entertainment Complex. The Deck is the hotel’s extensive leisure facility, with a great swimming pool with city views, fitness centre, saunas and steamrooms. Accommodation h 465 bright and spacious guest rooms furnished in relaxed, natural tones with views to Port Phillip Bay or across the city. Features include artwork by local artists, flat-screen televisions, PlayStation 2 console, minibar, air-conditioning and luxury bathrooms. Standard rooms as above. Corner rooms are slightly larger with panoramic views, whilst Studios are more spacious still. Suites and Two bedroom suites include a living area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Sep28-29, Dec31, Jan14-27, Feb26-Mar03, Mar07-10, Mar14-17, Mar21-24 and Mar28-Mar31; 3 nights Nov02-06.

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Novotel Melbourne on Collins This contemporary hotel is enviably positioned on Collins Street in the centre of Melbourne, within easy reach of theatres, shops, parks and attractions including the iconic MCG, Telstra Dome and Federation Square. Location h On stylish Collins Street, 20 minutes from Melbourne airport. Features h Take advantage of facilities including a fitness centre, in-room massage

services and a yoga channel. Michel’s Restaurant serves buffet breakfast and modern Australian cuisine, while Michel’s Bar is the perfect venue to wind down over a cocktail or two, with fun themes such as Ladies’ Night. Next door you’ll find Australia on Collins, a cosmopolitan shopping centre complete with 64 stores, a food court, spa and hair salon. Accommodation h 380 rooms, each with airconditioning, television, desk and minibar. Standard twin and Standard double rooms are as above. Premier rooms have an iPod dock, walk-in shower and floor-toceiling glass walls with atrium views. Meals per night from h Breakfast £24. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Sep28-29, Nov03-06 and Jan14-19; 3 nights Mar14-17.

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The Langham, Melbourne Sister to the acclaimed The Langham, London, this luxurious hotel offers refined elegance, sumptuous comfort and a fantastic riverside location. A firm Kuoni favourite.

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Location h On the banks of the Yarra River, amidst a variety of bars, boutiques and

al fresco restaurants, and a short stroll from the Botanical Gardens and Federation Square. Approx. 30 minutes from Melbourne airport. Features h Leisure facilities include steamrooms, saunas, a fitness room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, outdoor sun terrace and the award-winning Chuan Spa with its eight treatment rooms. There is a stylish bar and lounge and the acclaimed Melba restaurant offers excellent cuisine, dynamic cooking stations and fabulous river and city views. Weekend afternoon tea here comes highly recommended. Accommodation h 387 luxurious rooms, each with Langham signature ‘Blissful’ beds, air-conditioning, telephone, internet access, television, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and marble bathroom with bath and shower. Classic rooms have views over the Southgate precinct, with Grand classic rooms located on higher floors. Riverview rooms overlook the Yarra and city skyline. Grand river rooms are on higher floors with premium views. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Sep28-29, Dec31Jan01 and Feb26-Mar03; 3 nights Nov02-08.

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Per fect Mom en t Experience the oriental traditions that seek spiritual and physical harmony by balancing the five elements: metal, wood, fire, earth and water within the Chuan Spa pure heaven!

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Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne Chic and sleek, the Vibe Hotel Melbourne offers a contemporary interior complemented by a stunning heritage building façade. Location h Just a few blocks from some of Melbourne’s most popular areas and 30 minutes from Melbourne airport. Features h Guests can dine at Curve Restaurant &

Bar and relax with a drink at The Alexander Bar. The hotel also has a well-equipped fitness centre. Just a couple of blocks away are Collins Street’s boutiques and cafés, while other nearby attractions include Etihad Stadium and the Southbank precinct. Accommodation h 162 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Standard rooms are as above. Executive rooms are corner rooms with views of Spencer Street or Telstra Dome. The Deluxe suite is a loft-style room with separate lounge area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £21. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Sep28-30 and Oct05-07; 3 nights Nov03-08, Jan14-20, Mar14-17, Mar21-24 and Mar28-31.

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£91 per person per night Explore stunning natural surroundings from this charming and friendly boutique hotel, situated in one of the famous Great Ocean Road’s prettiest seaside towns at the foot of the Otway Mountains. Location h Near the sandy beach of Apollo Bay, an hour from the famous Twelve Apostles and 2½ hours from Melbourne airport. Features h This intimate yet

unintrusive hotel has an inviting lounge and dining room with open fire, which serves complimentary breakfast. The local area features plenty of swimming and surfing opportunities. Enjoy walks with panoramic views along the dramatic coastline and in the rugged Great Otway National Park, including the Otway Fly treetop walk. Accommodation h 11 boutique rooms, each with air-conditioning, minibar, television, tea and coffee making facilities and internet access. Terrace rooms have a lounge area and overlook a private courtyard garden. Cottage rooms are more secluded with freestanding bath and also overlook a private courtyard garden. Bridge rooms are spacious with a verandah, bath, double shower and views over Apollo Bay. The Loft has two separate bedrooms and a large downstairs living area.

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It’s a relaxed lifestyle in Perth, a gleaming city nestling on the wide banks of the Swann River. Inner city parks, exciting nightlife and busy markets abound and nearby, historic Fremantle basks in Victorian splendour and some of the country’s best beaches deliver abundant snorkelling, fishing and surfing. Head south and the landscape greens and grows. The wines and beaches of beautiful Margaret River are exceptional and the giant karri trees of the Valley of the Giants are one of nature’s wonders. Head north and the land dries, becoming increasingly open, vast and empty. Visit the unique Pinnacles of Nambung National Park, a series of spooky limestone pillars scattered

among rippling yellow sand dunes. At Monkey Mia on nearby Dolphin Beach, there’s one of the world’s best places to interact with dolphins as schools visit these white shell beaches and tranquil blue waters daily. Marine life is abundant along this coast – you could watch whales and swim with whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays. To the extreme north is Broome, an old pearling station that lazes in the tropical sunshine, with nearby Cable Beach a perfect spot to relax. Broome is also a gateway to the vast Kimberley region, a magnificent wilderness of 163,000 square miles almost completely devoid of people and home to a landscape that was the real star of hit movie ‘Australia’.

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key events h Feb 10-Mar 03: Perth International Arts Festival – The festival teams Australia’s top artistic talents with big-name international artists at venues across the city. See cuttingedge plays and contemporary dance, dramatic classics and classical ballet. Listen to symphonies or see bands in the late-night festival bar.

time difference h GMT +8 hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h Perth has a Mediterranean climate. Summer, from December to February, is warm, sunny and dry, whilst winter, June to August, can be wet but mild. Spring and autumn are fresh, which makes it a perfect time to travel to this part of Australia. The south of the state is cooler and wetter. To the north it is hotter and drier. The far north experiences monsoon rains from November to April.

Mar 01-19: Sculpture by the Sea – Over 60 local, interstate and international artists will transform Perth’s most popular beach, Cottesloe Beach, into a stunning sculpture park overlooking the Indian Ocean. April: Fremantle Street Arts Festival – Experience the supreme skill and outrageous behaviour of the world’s best street performers in celebration of Fremantle’s unique busking culture for the annual Fremantle Street Arts Festival.


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We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

4x4 Pinnacles, Koalas & SandBoarding Advent ure This energetic day out starts at Caversham Wildlife Park to photograph koalas and hand feed kangaroos. After stopping at Lancelin, a small fishing settlement, experience a thrilling 4x4 ride over massive dunes and take the chance to try sandboarding. After lunch in coastal Cervantes, it’s on to eerie Nambung National Park and the amazing Pinnacles Desert. For your guided walk through this fascinating lunar-like landscape, wear comfortable footwear and bring a hat and camera. Prices from £129pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES FROM PERTH

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Wave Rock, Perth & Aboriginal Cult ure Wave Rock is an amazing natural monument, carved over time into a huge curling breaker. Discover the Darling Ranges and Wheat Belt, then visit historic York for refreshments. After the endearing Dog Cemetery, hear the story of the Hippo’s Yawn rock. Enjoy a delicious picnic then join an Aboriginal cultural tour of Wave Rock, hearing dreamtime stories and discovering sacred sites. Walk through a wildlife park, visit more rock formations and Mulka’s Cave before heading back through glorious wildflower countryside. Prices from £129pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES FROM PERTH

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Just 90 minutes in the Eco Express boat, Rottnest Island will take your breath away, with the magic of its unique coral reef, limestone geology and teeming wildlife. Under expert guidance and commentary, peek into pristine coves to spot animals in their natural habitat. You might see dolphins, seals, whales, the rare quokka and a myriad of bird life. Spend the rest of the day exploring the fascinating settlement and enjoying lunch at Rottnest Hotel.

Your dream of swimming with wild dolphins can come true at Rockingham. Among the friendly local dolphins, you may see females nursing calves, males showing off, or even how they use stingrays to catch food! As soon as they’re spotted, it’s on with the wetsuit and mask and into the water. They don’t do tricks, they’re not fed – it’s a mutual experience of each other’s company – and it’s an experience you’ll never forget! Prices from £135pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES FROM PERTH EXCEPT J UN 07-AUG 31 h

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Western Australia is beyond superlatives: vast, open and immense in every way! With its long empty roads, endless miles of picturesque, dramatic coastal scenery, beautiful wine regions and boundless natural splendour, it makes for a perfect holiday destination. Here are a few of our favourite combinations for inspiration and we can also tailor make your own itinerary for you.

Perth Experience Perth: 3 NIGHTS PRICES FROM £385 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION, A GROUP C CAR, FULL DAY 4WD TOUR, HALF DAY PERTH CITY TOUR AND HALF DAY FREEMANTLE WITH SWAN RIVER CRUISE. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 4½ STAR HOTELS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

DAY 1 h Be transferred to your hotel and spend the

remainder of the day at leisure. Perhaps walk or cycle along the many riverside pathways, shop the trendy boutiques or sample excellent local restaurants. DAY 2 h Today enjoy a 4x4 Koalas and Sandboarding tour.

Cross the Swan River to Caversham Wildlife Park, stopping to view koalas and kangaroos. Pause at the village of Lancelin, followed by the thrill of four wheel driving over massive sand dunes, with the chance to try sandboarding. Next you’ll have a lobster lunch in the charming village of Cervantes before continuing to the Nambung National Park with its amazing moon-like landscapes of the Pinnacles Desert. Enjoy the sunset as you journey back to Perth. 2

DAY 3 h Begin the day with a walk through beautiful Kings Park Botanical Gardens, including the chance to try the Treetop Walkway canopy walk, with incredible views across the city. Visit lovely Cottesloe Beach then on to the port town of Fremantle, where you can engage with fascinating local history or just indulge in the delightful al fresco café culture. Cruising along the Swan River back to Perth, witnessing the waterfront houses of Millionaires Row. DAY 4 h Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or

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Perth to Broome daily departures from perth to broome GERALDTON: 1 NIGHT h KALBARRI: 1 NIGHT h monkey mia: 1 NIGHT h CARNARVON: 1 NIGHT h CORAL BAY: 2 NIGHTS h KARRATHA: 1 NIGHT h BROOME: 2 NIGHTS h PRICES FROM £1095 PER PERSON h PRICES INCLUDE 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION AND A GROUP B CAR. A CHOICE OF 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION AND A GROUP C CAR IS ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

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(263 miles).

DAY 5 h Continue to Coral Bay (145 miles) for two nights. The next day either join a half day Manta Ray Adventure, snorkelling with rays, or relax on coral beaches.

DAY 2 h Admire the city’s beaches and heritage buildings.

Travel further north towards Kalbarri (97 miles) for one night. DAY 3 h Continue to Monkey Mia (248 miles), home to a pod of friendly bottlenose dolphins and a dolphin research centre. This evening join an optional Didgeridoo Dreaming Evening Tour.

DAY 7 h Drive to Karratha, (365 miles) built in the late 1960s to serve the local iron mine, for one night. DAY 8 h Continue to Port Hedland (150 miles). The town sits

on the edge of a tidal creek and natural harbour.

DAY 4 h Travel to Carnarvon (215 miles) on the Coral Coast,

DAY 9 h Travel to Broome (380 miles) for two nights, an isolated oasis with wide, sandy beaches.

famous for its banana plantations and the stunning Ningaloo Reef.

DAY 11 h Drop off your car in Broome.

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South West Highlights daily departures from perth MARGARET RIVER: 2 NIGHTS h PEMBERTON: 1 NIGHT h ALBANY: 2 NIGHTS h PRICES FROM £515 PER PERSON h PRICES INCLUDE 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING BREAKFAST IN MARGARET RIVER, A GROUP C CAR AND DOLPHIN WATCH ECO CRUISE. A CHOICE OF 4 OR 4½ STAR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

DAY 1 h Collect your AVIS car in Perth and head south to

Bunbury, home to the Koombana Bay dolphins. Embark on the Dolphin Watch Eco Cruise, which includes admission to the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Continue to Margaret River for two nights (178 miles). The following day is spent at leisure; perhaps visit the Margaret River Caves, part of a complex series of over 150 caves that sit beneath the Karri Forest. The region is also known for its numerous vineyards as well as its surfing opportunities on nearby beaches.

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DAY 3 h Travel on towards Pemberton (118 miles) with ideal stop off points at Surfers Point, where you can enjoy some spectacular ocean scenery and spot some surfers out on the water, and Australia’s most south westerly point, Augusta, where you can witness the meeting point of the

Southern and Western Oceans. Continue on to the timber town of Pemberton, with its tall trees and forest walkways, where you will spend one night. DAY 4 h Make your way to Albany (162 miles) for a two

night stay. Explore the beautiful coastal scenery that surrounds the town, including the incredible rock formations of the Gap and Natural Bridge, created by the immense power of the Southern Ocean, that are located in Torndirrup National Park. Between June and October watch out for magnificent humpback and southern right whales, who pause to play in the surrounding waters off Albany. DAY 6 h Return to Perth (260 miles) along the Albany

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Perth Oval

NORTHBRIDGE State Library

IBIS The Cloisters

WA Museum Art Gallery Perth Station

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Barrack Square

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Thousands of miles from the East Coast crowds, Perth is a friendly, easy-going city with top class food and wine, great nightlife and more days of sunshine than any other state capital in the country. It’s also home to pristine beaches and charming parklands - the ideal place for a quieter taste of an Australian city.

Mercure Perth At the heart of the city, the Mercure Perth is a great value choice with a rooftop swimming pool and easy access to a host of restaurants and bars. Location h Near all of Perth’s major shopping and entertainment areas, 35 minutes from the airport. Features h Restaurant Ten serves a blend of contemporary

European and Australian flavours. Hydrant Bar serves drinks and light meals and Tonic Bar is a great place to unwind with an evening tipple. Guests can relax in the heated rooftop swimming pool and there is also a sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness centre. Accommodation h 235 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, minibar, Wi-Fi access, iPod docks and tea and coffee making facilities. Standard rooms are as above. Superior rooms are more spacious and are located in the Eastern Tower, closer to the swimming pool. Meals per night from h Breakfast £26.

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Pan Pacific Perth Brilliantly situated within walking distance and many of Perth’s attractions, this comfortable hotel is perfect for those looking to enjoy the city by foot.

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Location h Near the city centre’s shops and entertainment, plus the Swan River, Bell Tower and Perth Concert Hall. 30 minutes from the airport. Features h

Montereys serves sumptuous seafood, while Origins specialises in Australian cuisine prepared with fresh local produce. For a light meal and some cocktails at the end of the day, guests can relax at the Lobby Lounge. Chill out under the sun in the outdoor swimming pool and unwind with a blissful treatment at the spa. Exercise enthusiasts can enjoy the 24-hour fitness centre and steamrooms. Accommodation h 486 rooms, each with television, telephone, safe, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Standard rooms are as described. Deluxe rooms have river views and luxurious marble bathrooms. River suites have river views, a spacious separate lounge and two televisions. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23.

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£98 per person per night Overlooking parklands and the Swan River, the popular Crowne Plaza is a comfortable hotel in a quiet location, ideal for a relaxing stay in this lovely city.

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Location h Located in a leafy residential area in Perth’s Lower East Side, an easy

walk from the city centre retail shops, cafés and bars. There are scenic walking and cycling trails along the riverbank opposite, and Perth’s many beaches are just a short drive away. Approx. 25 minutes from Perth airport. Features h The hotel has a swimming pool, a welcoming bar and a restaurant with views of the river and superb menus featuring fresh local produce. Accommodation h 189 well-appointed guest rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, and bath with shower. Standard rooms as above. Superior riverview rooms have spectacular views over the river and a balcony. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20.

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Ibis Perth With a central location, just a short walk from Murray and Hay Street Malls, the Ibis is a great place for a short stay whilst you explore the lovely city of Perth or venture further afield on the numerous day trips available.

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£54 per person per night Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

Location h In Perth’s West End, close to all the shops and restaurants, 25 minutes from the airport. Features h The recently refurbished lobby boasts comfortable

lounge and media areas. At ‘iBistro’ you can enjoy a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere whilst dining on delectable local cuisine. Or visit the Rubix Bar and enjoy light food and drink during the day or a quiet drink with friends in the evening. Accommodation h 192 rooms, with comfortable furnishings, bright décor and airconditioning. Each Standard room comes equipped with a television, telephone, Wi-Fi, fridge, tea and coffee facilities. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Jun15-21 and Sep 12-16.

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Travelodge Perth This simple, great value hotel is a fantastic base from which to explore the city – just a block from Victoria Square and three blocks from the Swan River. Location h In the heart of Perth with easy access to transport, entertainment, restaurants and shops, 40 minutes from Perth airport. Features h The hotel serves

hearty buffet breakfasts, and delicious food and drink is available at Armada Bar & Grill. Facilities include a fitness centre and in-room massages. There’s a stop right outside for the free Red Cat bus, which circuits the city. As well as a plethora of restaurants and shops, other nearby attractions include St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia Cricket Ground and the malls of Hay Street and Murray Street. Accommodation h 123 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television and minibar. Standard rooms are as above. Balcony rooms have a private balcony. Meals per night from h Breakfast £25.

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4 nights and receive a discount of up to £38 per couple per night. Valid Apr01-Sep30, Dec01-28 2012 and Jan02-13 2013 in Standard rooms only. Not combinable with any other offer.

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Kununurra Derby

Broome

Monkey Mia

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Uluru

Perth Esperance

1 Camel riding in Kimberley 2 El Questro Wilderness Park

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The maritime gateway to Perth, Fremantle is a vibrant port city, host to heritage buildings. Further north along the West Coast lies the resort of Monkey Mia, famed for the friendly wild dolphins that visit its shores. The attractive town of Broome in the northwest is an isolated oasis with a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere and wide sandy beaches, while remote Kununurra is the gateway to remarkable natural attractions.

Mercure Broome Explore the gateway to Kimberley from this recently refurbished hotel on stunning Roebuck Bay, nestled amid tropical gardens with red desert beyond. Overlooking turquoise waters, it’s within walking distance of the town centre. Location h Set in tropical gardens between a sparkling ocean and red desert, and

just a short walk from Old Broome. Approx. five minutes from Broome airport. Features h Unwind by one of the two outdoor swimming pools, dine al fresco at ‘C’ restaurant, enjoy a cool drink at the Irish pub or a barbecue in the shady gardens. Nearby you will find an 18-hole golf course, kayaking, jetskiing, sailing, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving (all extra cost). Accommodation h 136 rooms, each with air-conditioning, opening windows, television and telephone. Standard rooms are as described. Superior rooms are located near the pool and barbecue area and have a courtyard area. Superior poolside rooms have direct access to the pool and barbecue area. Deluxe rooms have a private balcony or courtyard overlooking Bedford Park or the landscaped pool area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Aug13-19.

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El Questro Wilderness Park Occupying nearly a million acres of stunning Outback landscape, this breathtaking wilderness park boasts winding rivers, thermal springs, cascading waterfalls and a plethora of wildlife. Explore a sprawling natural paradise. Location h In east Kimberley, two hours from Kununurra airport. Features

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El Questro has three bases – the luxurious Homestead, Emma Gorge and The Station. Each has a swimming pool or tranquil swimming hole and a bar. The Homestead has a tennis court and all dining and beverages are included (excluding cellar master list) along with selected tours. Emma Gorge and The Station each have a restaurant and The Station offers traditional Aussie barbecues. Guests can explore the spectacular surroundings with activities including nature tours, bird watching, horseriding, boating through gorges and bathing in thermal springs. Accommodation h The Homestead has nine rooms, each with air-conditioning and balcony. Homestead rooms, Chamberlain Gorge rooms, Cliffside suites and the Chamberlain suite are available. Emma Gorge has 60 Deluxe tented cabins. The Station has 12 air-conditioned bungalows. Gardenview bungalows are as described. Riverview bungalows have a private balcony overlooking the Pentecost River. Meals per night from h Breakfast £31 (Emma Gorge and The Station). NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights in The Homestead Oct31-Mar31.

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£78 per person per night Within an easy walk of Fremantle’s beaches, marina, shops and restaurants, this privately-owned hotel is a relaxing haven with fantastic facilities.

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Location h Ideally located at the heart of the historic port town of Fremantle, 40 minutes from Perth airport and 20 minutes from the city. Features h Savour

international buffets in a romantic courtyard setting at Atrium Garden Restaurant, delicious seafood and beef at Café Panache and light meals and live entertainment (on weekends) at Promenade Lounge Bar. Enjoy a dip in the two heated swimming pools in a tropical setting. Guests can be pampered at three outdoor spas and unwind in the sauna. There’s also a fitness centre for those who want to work out, or perhaps hire a bicycle to explore your surroundings. Accommodation h 300 rooms, each with air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, flat-screen television, telephone, fridge and minibar. Standard rooms are as above. Superior rooms have a private balcony. Superior poolside rooms have a private balcony overlooking the swimming pools. Park view rooms have a private balcony with parkland views and interconnecting rooms are available for families. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23.

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Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia Set in one of the few places in Australia where guests can interact with and feed wild dolphins. At Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, these famous and enchanting visitors are just part of the aquatic adventures that lie ahead. Location h The only accommodation located on the famous Monkey Mia Dolphin

Beach in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, 15 minutes from Shark Bay airport and ten hours drive from Perth. Features h Join a magical dolphin feed, hire kayaks, paddle boats and glass bottom boats, scuba dive, or simply watch as dolphins swim by, just metres from the shore. The Boughshed Restaurant offers al fresco dining and incredible views over Dolphin Beach, or try The Monkey Bar for relaxed dining and fish and chips on the beach! There is also a barbecue, swimming pool, hot tub and tennis courts. Accommodation h 84 villas feature air-conditioning, television and private outside area. Garden villas are set amongst the lush gardens. Beachside dolphin units are on the famous dolphin beachfront. Beachfront villas are set on the beach and have a private barbecue. Limestone garden villas sit near all the amenities and are perfect for families. Monkey Mia Dolphin Lodge is designed for budget-conscious guests, with self-catering kitchen. Meals per night from h Breakfast £28.

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Darwin is a major port, a modern city with malls, parks, museums, galleries and a casino, and the gateway to the ‘Top End’. Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park with the world’s highest concentration of Aboriginal rock art. Here, the 40,000-year history of the people of Kakadu and Arnhem Land is vividly told. Katherine Gorge is a series of 13 spectacular sandstone gorges carved over the millennia by the Katherine River. Tennant Creek in the Barkly Tablelands is a small town of major significance; the heart of today’s cattle ranching and the past Gold Rush. The 1872 Telegraph Station linked Australia to the world and way back in Dreamtime, so say the Warumungu people, the Rainbow Serpent laid its eggs, now known as the Devil’s Marbles. Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield National

Park where the majestic sandstone Tabletop Range releases four cascading waterfalls into the lowlands. You can freshen up here in crocodile-free pools! Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous outback township. Explore the area’s rich heritage; that includes Afghan cameleers, outback explorers, early ranchers and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. For a unique experience of Uluru (Ayers Rock) circle the base, with its fascinating dreamtime stories. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), is a massive pile of rock domes dating back some 500 million years, while Kings Canyon demands you hike to its rim for spectacular views of the rugged landscape of Watarrka National Park. Once experienced, the Red Centre never leaves you.

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flying time h Darwin 17¾ hours, Alice Springs 24 hours

key events h April/May: The Alice Springs Cup Carnival – Exciting horse racing event. On Ladies Day, women dress up and have lunch overlooking the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges.

time difference h GMT +9½ hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h In the tropical north the dry season runs from May to October with an average daily temperature of 30°C and 10 hours of sunshine a day. November to April is the wet season. The humidity rises sharply and can reach 70 per cent and there are often thunderstorms and heavy tropical rains at this time. The central region is semiarid and experiences four seasons; it does not generally experience the tropical rains from the north but as a desert environment can get pretty cold during winter.

June: The Hidden Valley round of the Skycity Triple Crown, V8 Supercar Championship Series – In Darwin, families flock to Hidden Valley to watch their heroes race against one another on a fast, but picturesque course. August: Darwin Festival – Artists from around the world converge on Darwin’s theatres and tropical gardens for music, dance, theatre, comedy, cabaret, film and visual art. Aug 18: Henley-on-Todd Regatta, Alice Springs – Watch the unique spectacle of bottomless ‘eights’ and yachts racing on the dry Todd River bed.


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We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

K akadu National Park, Darwin Drive across the Marrakai Plains to Nourlangie Rock, where you’ll be guided along a walk to wonder at the emotive ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch, join a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, searching for saltwater crocodiles and colourful birdlife. The Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre has informative displays about the fascinating traditions of Kakadu’s Aboriginal people. Prices from £149pp F U LL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RT U R ES h h

K AK ADU SCENIC FLIGHT Embark on a thrilling flight over Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land Plateau. Your commentated trip in a fixed-wing aircraft is the easiest way to see Kakadu’s spectacular wetlands. Soar over the floodplains, boggy plains, billabongs and South Alligator River before seeing the incredible erosion of Arnhem Land Plateau, including the stunning Archway. Finally, fly into Mikinj Valley before returning via the tranquil Magela Wetlands. h h

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OU TBACK BALLOONING, ALICE SPR INGS Ballooning adventures start early, so when you reach the desert launch site the sun is just lighting the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. In the air, the vastness of the remote Outback becomes all too apparent. You’ll drift over spinifex grass, mulga scrub and cattle stations, seeing wildlife including big red kangaroos. After landing, a selection of breakfast foods are available and you will also be presented with a flight certificate. Choose from a 30 or 60-minute flight. Prices from £175pp 5 hours; INCLU DES light BR EA K FAST; DA ILY DEPA RT U R ES FROM A LICE SPR INGS h h


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Uluru Sunrise & Climb or Base Tour

Take an unforgettably exhilarating flight over some of Australia’s most memorable landmarks. See Uluru from a unique bird’s-eye view and take in its rugged natural beauty. Then soar over Kata Tjuta, which means ‘Many Heads’, marvelling at these rounded red rock formations as they rise majestically out of the barren desert.

Journey early to the Uluru sunrise viewing area and watch in awe as the first rays of morning light set Ayers Rock alight over a hot drink and biscuits. Next, choose to either climb Uluru for panoramic vistas or board an air-conditioned coach to tour the base of this world famous landmark. Your driver will commentate as you pass sacred sites and escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. See Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area’s flora, fauna and Aboriginal and European history. Later you’ll visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to see Aboriginal arts and crafts and learn about this unique culture.

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HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER AYERS ROCK If you don’t’ have much time, this is the fastest way to see Ayers Rock in all its glory. After a safety briefing, you’ll board the aircraft for a spectacular 15-minute flight past Ayers Rock Resort and on to the famous landmark itself. Gaze in awe at the natural wonder from this unique perspective and glimpse Kata Tjuta in the distance. Prices from £95pp 60 M IN U T ES (FLIGHT 15 M IN U T ES); INCLU DES R ET U R N T R A NSFER S TO AY ER S ROCK R ESORT; DA ILY DEPA RT U R ES

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ULURU SUNSET TOUR Witness a spectacular and mesmerising sunset at Uluru. Savour nibbles and a glass of wine as the sun dips below the western horizon, gazing in awe as the many shades and hues of the rock emerge in the dwindling evening light. Try and snap a photo every five minutes to capture Uluru’s stunning gradual changes. If it’s raining during your visit you might see water cascading over the sides of the rock – a mesmerising sight. Prices from £29pp 1½ HOU R S; INCLU DES NIBBLES, W INE A ND R ET U R N T R A NSFER S TO AY ER S ROCK R ESORT; DA ILY DEPA RT U R ES

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These four magical hours start on a lone sand dune, where a path takes you to an uninterrupted 360° panorama with views over Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta. At sunset, enjoy sparkling wine and canapés before an authentic barbecue with fish (barramundi), meat (kangaroo, emu and crocodile), bush salads and dessert with Australian wine. Finally, there’s some of the world’s best stargazing, illuminated by a guide to the twinkling southern firmament. Prices from £110pp H A LF DAY (PM); INCLU DES SUNSET CA NA PÉS, BU FFET BA R BeCU E, BEER, W INE & NON-A LCOHOLIC DR INK S; DA ILY DEPA RT U R ES FROM AY ER S ROCK R ESORT (W EATHER PER M ITT ING)

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With the eerie and spiritual giant rock formations of the Red Centre, vast isolated castle stations and the enormous expanse of Kakadu National Park, the Northern Territory is as varied as it is huge. Here are a few of our favourite combinations and short escorted tours, and we can also tailor make your own itinerary for you.

Kakadu & Katherine KAKADU: 1 NIGHT h KATHERINE: 1 NIGHT PRICES FROM £615 PER PERSON h PRICES BASED ON 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION WITH A GROUP C CAR. A CHOICE OF 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE. h h

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DAY 2 h Today you could book a guided walk at Nourlangie

an overnight stay. This morning head into Kakadu National Park, teeming with wildlife and spectacular natural panoramas. Embark on a 1½-hour cruise of the famous Yellow Water Billabong, looking out for saltwater crocodiles and the park’s prolific birdlife. After lunch perhaps visit the Bowali Visitors’ Centre. Ubirr is also home to some of the world’s most impressive rock art, believed to be 20,000 years old. Other activities on offer include a Guluyambi Cruise along East Aligator River, looking out for saltwater crocodiles, or joining an Aboriginal guide and, with special permission, going ashore in Arnhem Land.

Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art before continuing to the Warradjin Aboriginal Cultural Centre or perhaps take an optional 60 minute scenic flight. This afternoon drive via Pine Creek to Katherine (211 miles) for a one night stay. DAY 3 h Enjoy a two hour cruise along two of Katherine Gorge’s 13 gorges, discovering their history and importance to traditional landowners, the Jawoyn people. You’ll enjoy indigenous story-telling, learn about weapons and crafts and hear didgeridoo playing. Later, perhaps journey to Edith Falls for a refreshing swim. You will then drive back to Darwin (197 miles) and drop off your car. nb h Between Nov-Apr, Day 2 will overnight in Darwin.


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DAY 1 h Arrive at Ayers Rock Airport and transfer to Ayers

Rock Resort for two nights at the Outback Pioneer. Spend this afternoon at leisure exploring your beautifully arid surroundings. This evening dine under the stars during the award-winning Sounds of Silence, an outdoor gourmet buffet accompanied by fine Australian wines. After dinner, enjoy a fascinating tour of the southern night skies with an astronomer (subject to cloud conditions).

Enjoy an invigorating a 1½-hour walk to a sacred site before being driven to Kantju Gorge and the start of the Mala Walk. Next, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon discover the 36 mysterious domes of Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa Gorge, following the natural creek bed between two of Kata Tjuta’s tallest domes. Later, watch an unforgettable sunset over Uluru with nibbles and a glass of wine, marvelling as the world famous landmark dramatically changes colour in the waning light.

DAY 2 h Get up early and journey to the sunrise viewing area

at Uluru’s eastern end. Watch in awe over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits as the first rays of sunlight bathe the landscape in a kaleidoscope of colours. After witnessing this thrilling daybreak, board a coach to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, where your guide will point out interesting spots.

DAY 3 h Spend this morning enjoying the resort’s facilities, or you might choose to book a scenic flight or Harley Davidson ride around Uluru (extra cost). Transfer back to the airport for your onward flight.

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Red Centre Wonders uluru: 1 NIGHT h KINGS CANYON: 1 NIGHT PRICES FROM £515 PER PERSON h PRICE BASED ON 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION WITH SOUNDS OF SILENCE DINNER. TOURS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALICE SPRINGS OR AYERS ROCK RESORT. WHEN BOOKING THIS TOUR FROM ALICE SPRINGS A COACH TRANSFER TO AYERS ROCK resort IS INCLUDED ON DAY 1. h h

DAY 1 h If departing from Alice Springs, travel to Ayers Rock

Resort (277 miles), stopping en route at a camel farm. This afternoon visit the mysterious domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), a monumental, burnt-red sandstone structure rising from the desert floor. Walk through Walpa Gorge with the rock domes towering above and discover the site’s flora, fauna and cultural heritage. Later, enjoy a memorable sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock) with nibbles and a glass of wine. DAY 2 h Start early for an optional magical sunrise over

Uluru before either touring the base or climbing the rock.

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Visit the Mututjulu Waterhole and later the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before continuing through spectacular desert scenery to Kings Canyon (189 miles), seeing the Red Centre’s third great rocky structure, Mount Connor, along the way. There may be time to watch the sun set behind Carmichaels Crag. DAY 3 h Join a morning climb to the rim of magnificent Kings Canyon (three hours; sturdy footwear and reasonable fitness required) or explore the boulder-strewn canyon floor (an easier, shaded walk). Later, continue on through the vast Outback to Alice Springs or return to Ayers Rock Resort (200 miles/189 miles).


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Australia’s ‘Red Centre’ is the true, mythical Outback Australia - red dust, empty tracks, unique wildlife and big characters. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the world’s most recognised natural icons - a giant sandstone formation rising boldly out of its seemingly stark landscape. The lesser-known colossal rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) hold secrets of fascinating local indigenous history.

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£108 per person per night Contemporary studio-style accommodation clusters around courtyard settings. Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, The Lost Camel brings a fresh, exciting feel to Ayers Rock Resort.

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Location h With easy access to attractions within Ayers Rock Resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Ten minutes from the airport. Features h There’s

a feast of things to do in the area, so your days could be action-packed. But back at the hotel there’s relaxed informality, bright open spaces, an intimate bar and lounge and an inviting swimming pool for a refreshing dip. Accommodation h 99 Standard rooms, open plan and furnished in contemporary style with an aboriginal twist. Each has a double bed, air-conditioning, telephone, television, CD player, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and bathroom with shower. NB h No twin bedded rooms available.

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Longitude 131°

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Incredibly private with just 15 tents in the midst of unique culture, flora and fauna, and with glorious dining opportunities and enthralling excursions included, this luxurious award-winning tented camp provides an incomparable experience of Australia’s remarkable Red Centre.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner Selected alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks h Exclusive touring programme h National Park entrance h Return Ayers Rock Airport transfers.

Location h At the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, 20 minutes from Ayers Rock Airport. Features h This luxury camp

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offers an exceptional touring programme, with sample experiences including a Kantju Gorge sunset walk discovering the history of the ancestral Mala people and a sunrise base tour of Uluru. Guests can also enjoy dining under the stars at Table 131°. Typical dining at Longitude 131° is at the Dune House, serving modern Australian cuisine enhanced by indigenous flavours. Private dining options are also available (at extra cost). Other facilities include a tranquil library and a swimming pool. Accommodation h Each of the 15 elevated tents pays homage to an early Australian pioneer or explorer. Flowing draped fabrics and white dome roofs create the illusion of camping – yet these rooms are complete with modern luxuries. All feature air-conditioning, telephone, Bose sound system, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, kingsize bed, writing desk and breathtaking views of Uluru. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children under 12 years are not accepted.

Sleep under the bright Outback stars and wake to uninterrupted views of magical Uluru.

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Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in comfort at Ayers Rock Resort. A beautifully designed premium hotel with well-appointed rooms and lovely grounds.

The award-winning ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining experience is a truly unique event. Enjoy a traditional Outback dinner under the stars of the southern skies. See p97 for more details of this unmissable experience.

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Desert Gardens is an oasis of manicured lawns, magnificent ghost gums and native flowering shrubs. A fabulous choice within view of Uluru.

Retracing the path of the Liru Ancestors with an Aboriginal guide, through the Uluru bushland, learning ancient bush skills such as making fire and spear throwing.

Location h Ideally located for visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta, with walks to lookout points from your doorstep. Ten minutes from Ayers Rock airport. Features h The

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hotel overlooks its inviting pool and offers a range of dining experiences. Sails also features the acclaimed Mulgara Gallery, and significant works of art are displayed throughout the hotel. By day, perhaps embark on a base walk of Uluru. By night, dine under the stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner (see p97 for details). Accommodation h 231 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower, and balcony or terrace. Standard rooms as above. Spa rooms are larger with a spa bath on the terrace. Deluxe suites are over twice the size and offer a separate living room and multiple terraces. Meals per night from h Breakfast £31.

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Location h A short stroll brings you to numerous lookouts for views of Australia’s

most dramatic sunsets, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru. Ten minutes from the airport. Features h The hotel has a cool pool, lawns for sunbathing and a bar for leisurely sundowners. Among the restaurants, Arnguli Grill is a favourite for flame-grilled specialities. Accommodation h 218 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, tea and coffee facilities and private terrace or courtyard. Standard rooms as above, with shower. Deluxe rooms are larger, with bath and shower, and balcony or terrace with views towards the National Park. Deluxe rockview rooms have panoramic views of Uluru. Meals per night from h Breakfast £31.

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Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous Outback town, full of culture and tradition in the midst of the desert and mountain landscape. Darwin is a lively, modern city with a youthful, easy going lifestyle and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Famed for its markets and festivals, it is also the gateway to the World Heritage listed Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

All Seasons Oasis, Alice Springs

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Prepare for a warm welcome at the friendly All Seasons Oasis. Offering excellent value with an emphasis on family-friendly comfort, it’s an ideal starting point for experiencing the age-old mysteries of the Red Centre. Location h The hotel is located in the centre of town, ten minutes from the airport and just five minutes from the railway station. Features h Have a leisurely dinner on

the terrace of Seasons Restaurant which highlights wild and bush food on its menu for a taste of contemporary Australian cuisine. Or after a long day on your feet, enjoy an ice-cold drink in Bar Oasis. Beat the heat after a day of sightseeing with a dip in the large outdoor pool. Accommodation h The 102 cosy, relaxing rooms offer air-conditioning, radio, television, Wi-Fi, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Standard rooms as described. Superior rooms are more spacious and offer additional extras including an iPod docking station. Meals per night from h Breakfast £15. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Oct12-21.

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Chifley Alice Springs Resort On the banks of the famous Todd River, with its majestic river red gum trees, Chifley Alice Springs Resort is in a superb position for exploring the wonders of the Red Centre. Location h A five minute stroll from the fascinating cultural centre of ‘The

Alice’, with its shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and 25 minutes from Alice Springs airport. Features h The resort has a laid back atmosphere. Facilities include a restaurant, lush tropical gardens, and a solar heated swimming pool. Accommodation h 140 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, internet access, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and shower. Standard rooms as described. Superior rooms are located in the Terrace or Palm Court. Deluxe rivergum rooms have views of the Todd River or the gardens and also have a bath and balcony/terrace. Meals per night from h Breakfast £22.

1 extra night free. Valid Dec01 2012-Mar31 2013. Not combinable with any other offer. ROOM UPGRADE h Stay a minimum of 2 nights and receive a complimentary room upgrade to a Superior room, subject to availability. Valid Apr01May31. Not combinable with any other offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 2 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2 people. Valid Apr01-May31 and Sep01-Nov30. Not combinable with any other offer.

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Drifting soundlessly, pre-dawn, along the edge of the Western MacDonnell Ranges as the rising sun bathes the jagged rock in a fiery orange glow, illuminating hopping kangaroos below and the tiny Outback town of Alice Springs in the distance. Hot-air ballooning - pure bliss!

£51 per person per night

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Novotel Darwin Atrium Where better to stay than right in the centre of Darwin overlooking the harbour. The Novotel is perfectly placed for exploring this unique city and offers good value for money accommodation. Location h In the centre of Darwin overlooking the harbour, just a few minutes

stroll to the dining and entertainment area around Mitchell Street. 15 minutes from Darwin airport. Features h The hotel features an impressive atrium complete with indoor tropical rainforest, palm trees, cascading vines and the sound of running water. Zest restaurant offers Australian cuisine in a harbourside al fresco setting, and Jabiru bar is great for a cocktail. The hotel also features a Jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool, and is close to an 18-hole golf course and the casino. Accommodation h 140 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, television, internet access, minibar and bath/shower. Standard rooms are as described with city or harbour views. Superior rooms are larger, with superior furnishings. Meals per night from h Breakfast £24. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Jun15-17 and Aug03-06.

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Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin A tropical resort offering terrific value, the Mirambeena combines the relaxing comfort of an exotic holiday with an urban location, walking distance from all the sights and sounds of the city. Location h Convenient for the central shopping, commercial and entertainment districts, 15 minutes from the airport. Features h Make the most of Darwin’s

tropical climate in the two spectacular swimming pools, surrounded by local flora and presenting a perfect opportunity to while away an afternoon on a tranquil sun lounger. Kids can enjoy the children’s paddling pool, while tired adults will appreciate the many treatments available at the resort’s two spas. Enjoy dinner in the cosy atmosphere of Treetops restaurant, relax at the Raintree Café & Bar or cook up a traditional Aussie feast in the self-catering barbecue area. Accommodation h The resort offers 224 welcoming rooms, many suitable for sleeping larger families. As well as crucial air-conditioning, all feature television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and fridge. Standard rooms as above. Executive rooms are recently refurbished. Self-contained Townhouses are split-level, with dining and kitchen area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20.

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room upgrade h Stay a minimum of 2 nights and receive a complimentary room upgrade to the next available category. Valid Apr01-30 and Nov01-Mar31. Not combinable with any other offer.

1 extra night free. Valid Apr01-30 and Nov01 2012-Mar31 2013 in Superior rooms only. Stay 3 nights for 1 extra night free. Valid May01-31 and Oct01-31 in Superior rooms only. Not combinable with any other offer. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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receive a 20% discount when dining at Treetops Restaurant. Valid Nov01 2012-Mar31 2013 in Standard rooms only. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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The wow factors in South Australia are wildlife, outback and wine. The Barossa Valley was settled over 165 years ago by European immigrants, who created an old world wine region in the new world. It’s home to some of the world’s oldest Shiraz vines, along with treasured Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache varieties. With around 60 excellent wineries, it’s the perfect choice for your wine trail. Adelaide, the state capital, is an elegant, uncluttered city with parklands and botanical gardens minutes from the centre. It’s also ‘The Festival City’, with year-long celebrations of music, dance and drama. There’s also much to enjoy in the largely European-based cuisine, which uses local produce to great effect. For wildlife, visit Kangaroo Island. It’s big – 96 miles long – and a sanctuary for great

numbers of native animals, birds and sea creatures. In winter – June to August – loveable joeys emerge from the pouches of kangaroos, wallabies and koalas, and echidnas form ‘mating trains’, with up to eight males following a female around for weeks. Add seals, sealions and penguins, goannas, cockatoos and black swans – the list goes on. For outback, there’s the designated national landscape of Flinders Ranges. The Southern Ranges offer wonderful hiking and Mount Remarkable to climb. In the Central Ranges, the huge natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound teems with kangaroos, emus and other native species. The Northern Ranges’ landscape of sharp ridges and peaks was shaped, so Aboriginal legend says, by serpents and giants in Dreamtime.

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flying time h Adelaide 20 hours

key events h January: The Tour Down Under – Internationally-renowned annual cycling race attracting leading professional European teams.

time difference h GMT +9½ hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h The coastal areas of South Australia have a Mediterranean climate, mild winters and warm dry summers. The centre and northern parts of the state experience more extreme weather, with very hot temperatures in the summer (December to February) and very cold evenings in the winter ( June to August).

Feb 24-Mar 18: Adelaide Fringe – Enjoy theatre and art exhibitions, singers and symphonies, dance performances and film screenings. Mar 12: Adelaide Cup – State holiday and popular horse racing event. Mar 09-12: Womadelaide – Held in Adelaide’s huge Botanic Park. Aboriginal song, latin jazz, Spanish soul, Iraqi rap, Cuban drumming and French hip-hop are just some of the styles served in this musical melting pot. Sep 07-15: The Royal Adelaide Show – The ‘people’s event’ offering food and wine tasting; entertainment with bands, dancing, comedy, acrobatics and fashion parades.


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We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

Sou ther n Flinders R anges Experience The magnificent Southern Flinders Ranges are famous for rugged scenery, with ever changing light creating strange patterns in canyons and gorges. Over the tour you’ll visit a winery in beautiful Clare Valley and continue into the Ranges to historic Melrose and the sight of Mt Remarkable. See valleys and riverbeds lined with massive Red Gums, teeming with native wildlife. Travel through Pichi Richi Pass and alongside the Spencer Gulf as you return past historic ports to Adelaide. Prices from £265pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES MOR NING T EA & LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Taste of Sou th Austr alia McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula is celebrated for fine wine and food. On this completely personal private tour, savour the finest of South Australian produce, tailoring your tour to indulge the whims of your particular palate. With so many fine boutique wineries, where to start? Coriole Winery, Samuels Gorge, d’Arenberg, Wirra Wirra or Penny’s Hill? Perhaps even follow the Blessed Cheese Trail, sample local olives or try a venison tasting. Prices from £260pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES MOR NING T EA & GOU R M ET LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES (MAXimum 5 PER V EHICLE)

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Explore cosmopolitan Adelaide’s sights and history on this fascinating tour. Enjoy a tour and tastings at Haigh’s Chocolate Factory and take in stunning views from Colonel Light’s Vision viewpoint on Montefiore Hill. Drive past the city’s cultural precinct – with North Terrace, St Peter’s Cathedral and Victoria Square – and the Oval cricket ground, and head to the seaside suburb of Glenelg. After your tour you can either return to Adelaide for an afternoon to explore at your leisure or stay at Glenelg Beach before making your own way back on the Glenelg-Adelaide tram.

Travel by luxury coach through Verdun and the green Adelaide Hills to the Mallee Outback and Mannum, the home of the River Murray Paddle Steamers. Enjoy a traditional cream tea on board and see how the mighty Murray brought life to a thirsty land; now prospering with vineyards, citrus orchards and thriving rural communities. Prices from £95pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES MOR NING T EA & LUNCH; DEPA RTS MON & FR I h h

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K angaroo Island Wildlife Discovery Kangaroo Island is a unique experience for small groups and a thriving haven for native wildlife. Walk among Australian sea lions at Seal Bay – a truly unforgettable experience. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with wine before exploring the interior, spotting koalas and echidnas. See spectacular north coast beaches and look for tammar wallabies in their natural habitat. Later on, see kangaroos leaving the bush to graze in open pastures. Prices from £529pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Named after the wife of King William IV, Adelaide is an elegant city with a preserved heritage that prides itself on providing the finer things in life - stunning gardens, beautiful architecture, world-class wines and fine restaurants. A short flight from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s very own Galapagos home to fur seals, koalas, kangaroos and osprey amongst breathtaking dramatic landscapes.

Crowne Plaza Adelaide Set in the heart of the city, the modern Crowne Plaza Adelaide is conveniently located within walking distance of the city’s shops, restaurants and attractions. The city’s newest hotel boasts beautiful gardens overlooking parklands. Location h Set back just off Hindmarsh Square, close to the local amenities of this relaxed city. Approx. 15 minutes from the airport. Features h The Redsalt

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£74 per person per night

minimum of 2 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2 people. Valid Apr01-Aug31. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolatecovered strawberries.

Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

Restaurant overlooks the hotel’s gardens and offers the best in modern al fresco dining with a wide range of fresh and seasonal dishes. The ground floor Lobby Bar offers hot drinks and light snacks throughout the day and in the evening. Relax and rejuvenate at the fitness centre, indoor lap pool, sauna, steamroom and spa. Accommodation h 308 contemporary rooms each feature air-conditioning, television, telephone, MP3 docking station, mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities. Standard rooms as above. Superior rooms are more spacious.

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Head for Penfolds Magill Estate Winery on the edge of the city for a tour and wine tasting or book a table at their restaurant for gourmet food, fine wines and breathtaking city views.

A majestic hotel in the heart of the city, the InterContinental Adelaide offers high standards of service and comfort in a riverbank setting with relaxing views of the River Torrens. Location h Overlooking the picturesque River Torrens, right next to Adelaide

Casino, Festival Centre and Parliament House. 15 minutes from Adelaide airport. Features h Riverside Restaurant offers casual dining and the award-winning Shiki

restaurant presents sushi, tempura and teppanyaki in a traditional Japanese setting. The hotel also has a cocktail lounge. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated hydrotherapy pool, fitness centre, steamroom and sauna. Accommodation h 367 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, tea and coffee facilities and separate bath and shower. Superior rooms as above. Riverview rooms overlook the River Torrens. Club InterContinental rooms with city or river views include access to Club InterContinental where complimentary continental breakfast, evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served. Meals per night from h Breakfast £23.

will receive complimentary daily breakfast. Valid Apr01-Aug31 and Dec15 2012-Jan10 2013. Not combineable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Not combineable with any other offer. HOTEL OFFER h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary access to the Club InterContinental Lounge which includes daily breakfast, afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks and canapés each evening. Not combinable with any other offer. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£62 per person per night The boutique-style Sebel Playford Adelaide offers an irresistible blend of classical style, outstanding service, fine facilities and contemporary luxury.

Based on Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

Location h On historic North Terrace, opposite the convention centre and casino

and just a short stroll from the main shopping and restaurant precincts. Approx. 20 minutes from Adelaide airport. Features h The award-winning Playford Restaurant offers innovative world-class cuisine incorporating South Australian ingredients. The Playford Lounge Bar showcases Art Nouveau surroundings whilst the hotel also boasts a 24-hour indoor pool, spa, sauna and fitness centre. Accommodation h 182 spacious rooms with elegant décor feature air-conditioning, minibar, flat-screen television, tea and coffee facilities, sliding doors with Juliette balconies, and Wi-Fi or internet access. Standard rooms are as described with one king bed. Playford rooms feature two queen beds. Deluxe rooms are located on higher floors with enhanced amenities. Meals per night from h Breakfast £29. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Feb01-Mar31 2013.

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Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide A historic landmark in Adelaide, the grand façade leads to a contemporary interior. Value for money and a comfortable base in a great location. Location h Central for city attractions, and at the heart of Adelaide’s burgeoning array of cafés, restaurants and bars and 15 minutes from Adelaide airport. Features h The Federal Restaurant and Bar may be just the ticket for a relaxed night in, with its contemporary dining and modern Australian cuisine. Trams run from directly outside the front of the hotel to Glenelg for a great beach and lively cafés on Jetty Road. The hotel also features a hair and beauty salon for pampering. Accommodation h 245 rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, minibar, telephone, internet access, tea/ coffee facilities and shower. Standard rooms are as described. Deluxe rooms are more spacious and boast a flat-screen television. Meals per night from h Breakfast £19. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Feb28-Mar03, Mar07-10, Mar14-17, Mar21-24 and Mar28-Mar31 2013.

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Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island The Aurora Ozone blends an original building and Victorian façade with more modern additions. Near Kingscote’s attractions, this is a peaceful base. Location h On the foreshore of Kingscote, 20 minutes from Kingscote airport. Features h At the restaurant, dine on local produce and fresh seafood overlooking

Nepean Bay, where you might spot dolphins frolicking in the water. There is also a barbecue area. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and an exercise room. Guests can also book soothing massages and relax in the sauna. Accommodation h 63 rooms, each with air-conditioning and tea and coffee facilities. Standard rooms are as above. Standard seaview rooms have ocean views. Executive rooms have a television, DVD player and a fridge. Poolside family rooms overlook the swimming pool and sleep up to four people. Meals per night from h Breakfast £22.

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minimum of 3 nights and receive a credit of AU$30 to be used in the Federal restaurant. Valid Apr01Aug31 and Dec01 2012-Jan31 2013 in Deluxe rooms only. Not valid for breakfast. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a box of chocolates upon arrival.

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K uoni Plus FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 2 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2 people. Valid Apr01-Nov30 2012 and Mar01-31 2013. Not combineable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival. Not combineable with any other offer.

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Tasmania is known as the ‘Island of Inspiration’, and nowhere could be more inspiring than Strahan, a fishing port and wilderness gateway on a spectacularly beautiful harbour, seemingly at the end of the world. Cruise Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River for a taste of Tasmania’s heritage and rainforest wilderness. For another taste, you’ll find the freshest West Coast lobster (crayfish to the locals) and other delicious seafood here. Hobart is a beautiful blend of European heritage and modern metropolis set in a natural harbour against a mountain background.

There’s a haunting reminder of the past at the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact and evocative convict settlement. Over 40 per cent of Tasmania is protected as World Heritage Sites and national parks. By car, you can easily reach both highland lakes and rainforest valleys to great stretches of pristine white beach lapped by the clearest of seas. There’s all the outdoor pursuits you could wish for and the food and wine leave nothing to be desired. And the Tasmanian Devil? Just visit – and listen.

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flying time h 22¼ hours

key events h December/January: Taste of Tasmania – Celebrating the highest quality Tasmanian local produce, including exceptional culture, community and sports programmes.

time difference h GMT +10 hours visa info h All British passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority Visa (ETA). ETA Visas are processed by Kuoni and electronically linked to your passport. climate h Tasmania enjoys four distinctly different seasons. Spring (September to November) 8-17oC, summer (December-February) 12-21oC, autumn (March to May) 9-17oC, and winter ( June to August) 5-12oC. Hobart is Australia’s second driest city, while on the west coast the annual average rainfall is 95 inches!

February: Royal Hobart Regatta – Three days of races and other water activities based on the Derwent River. Apr 17-22: Targa Tasmania – Over six days, classic and contemporary touring, sports and GT cars compete in competitive stages on the Island’s toughest roads. December: Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race – One of the world’s finest blue-water ocean racing classics.


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A wild, untamed land, Tasmania provides some of Australia’s prime wilderness experiences, most vivid history and finest gourmet produce. Explore this rich, strikingly beautiful landscape on one of our suggested itineraries. Here are two of our favourite combinations for inspiration, and we can also tailor make your own itinerary for you.

Coastal Explorer daily departures from hobart to launceston HOBART: 1 NIGHT h RICHMOND: 1 NIGHT h FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK: 2 NIGHTS h LAUNCESTON: 1 NIGHT h PRICES FROM £485 PER PERSON h PRICE BASED ON 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING BREAKFAST IN FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK (FROM OCT 2012 TO MARCH 2013) AND A GROUP B CAR. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 4½ STAR ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE WITH A GROUP C OR E CAR RESPECTIVELY. h h

DAY 1 h Pick up your AVIS car and check into your hotel for

a one night stay. This wonderful city is a blend of European heritage and modern metropolis, set in a natural harbour against a mountain background. Feel a reminder of the past at the Port Arthur Historic Site, Australia’s most intact and evocative settlement. Other attractions include Battery Point, the Botanic Gardens and Constitution Dock. DAY 2 h Drive to Richmond (14 miles) for a one night stay in

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one of Australia’s oldest and best-preserved towns. Browse galleries, cafés and shops and visit the Richmond Maze and Hobart Town Model Village. Richmond Gaol is a pristine example of one of the area’s early prisons and is home to Australia’s oldest Roman Catholic church, St John, and bridge, Richmond Bridge, both of which date back to the early 1800s.

DAY 3 h Travel onwards to Coles Bay (106 miles) on the north edge of Freycinet National Park for two nights. Situated against the dramatic backdrop of three pink granite peaks called The Hazards, Coles Bay is a beautiful fishing inlet fringed by deep azure water dotted with boats. It’s a great base for exploring the wilderness of the national park with its brilliant blue water, verdant forest and golden beach. DAY 5 h Drive to Launceston (109 miles) for an overnight stay. Admire colonial Victorian architecture, visit Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and marvel at the breathtaking Cataract Gorge outside the city centre. DAY 6 h Drop off your car.


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Grand Circle daily departures from hobart STRAHAN: 1 NIGHT h CRADLE MOUNTAIN - LAKE ST CLAIR NATIONAL PARK: 2 NIGHTS h LAUNCESTON: 1 NIGHT h ST HELENS: 1 NIGHT h FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK: 2 NIGHTS h PRICES FROM: £715 h PRICE BASED ON 3 STAR ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING BREAKFAST IN ST HELENS AND FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK (FREYCINET FROM OCT 2012 TO MAR 2013 ONLY) AND A GROUP B CAR. A CHOICE OF 4 AND 4½ STAR ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE WITH A GROUP C AND E CAR RESPECTIVELY. h h

DAY 1 h Pick up your AVIS car in Hobart and drive to Strahan

(200 miles) for one night. Strahan has a rich pioneering heritage and is home to the spectacular Macquarie Harbour. Perhaps cruise the Gordon River.

DAY 5 h Drive to St Helens (105 miles) for one night. See the breathtaking Bay of Fires from Binalong Bay lookout and walk to St Helen’s Point to see the stunning Peron Dunes. Go game fishing, stroll along a stretch of beach and book a dive to discover kelp forests and underwater caves.

DAY 2 h Drive to Cradle Mountain (86 miles) for two nights.

Explore the national park, with its ancient pines and rainforest, alpine heathland, glassy glacial lakes and a plethora of wildlife. DAY 4 h Travel onwards to Launceston (92 miles),

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Tasmania’s second-largest city for an overnight stay. This charming city boasts English-style parks and gardens and colonial Victorian architecture. The spectacular Cataract Gorge sits nearby and is well worth a visit.

DAY 6 h Drive to Coles Bay (72 miles) in the Freycinet

National Park for a two night stay. Marvel at the turquoise bays and white, powdery beaches that fringe the park’s granite mountains. Go bird-watching and walk to the pass for beautiful vistas of Wineglass Bay. DAY 8 h Travel to Hobart (117 miles) and drop off your car.


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Rugged and breathtaking, Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula boasts white sand beaches and azure waters, whilst in the Central Highlands, Lake St Clair National Park is excellent walking country with picturesque lakes and mountains. The historical harbourside capital, Hobart, hosts charming restaurants and boutique galleries, and cultural Launceston is home to elegant Victorian buildings and century-old parklands.

Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet Peninsula With the waters of Great Oyster Bay at its feet and a beautiful mountain backdrop, Freycinet Lodge sits in Freycinet National Park near the stunning sands of Wineglass Bay — one of the top ten beaches in the world. Location h In Freycinet National Park on the Freycinet Peninsula, 2½ hours from Hobart airport. Features h The lodge is designed to blend with its surroundings.

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The Bay Restaurant overlooks Coles Bay and serves à la carte East Coast cuisine made with fresh regional produce, while Richardson’s Bistro serves casual fare. Other facilities include tennis courts, a lounge and a bar. End the day by watching the sunset from the deck overlooking the water. Accommodation h 60 environmentally friendly, air-conditioned cabins sit in coastal bushland linked to the main lodge by boardwalks. Freycinet cabins have one spacious room with sitting area and balcony. Wineglass deluxe cabins have more lavish furnishings and private balcony. Wineglass premier cabins have a double spa bath with a view. Oyster Bay cabins have two rooms – one with lounge area and balcony, the other a second bedroom. Meals per night from h Breakfast £25. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Apr06-10 and Dec21 2012-Mar31 2013.

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£82 per person per night Peacefully set amid breathtaking scenery on the edge of Cradle MountainLake St Clair National Park, this unique lodge is a back-to-nature retreat offering luxury facilities, superb hospitality and fine dining.

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National Park, 1¼ hours from Devonport airport and 2½ hours from Launceston airport. Features h The spa offers indulgent treatments, perfect after a walk through the beautiful wilderness. Activities available include wine and cheese tasting and night time animal viewing. Highland Restaurant serves Tasmanian cuisine with a mountain buffet breakfast and dinner, while the rustic Tavern Bar & Bistro with its cosy log fire is open for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Accommodation h Linked to the lodge by boardwalks, 86 timber cabins each have a gas fire, minibar, fridge and CD player. Pencil pine cabins have lodge, lake or bushland views. Spa cabins have a terrace with treetop or forest views, log fire and spacious bathroom with spa bath and shower. King Billy suites have a separate living area, double-sided wood fire, oversized bathroom with spa and a deck with hot-tub.

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extra night free. Valid Apr01-Sep30. Not combinable with any other offers. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine.

Based on a Standard room excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

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and just a ten minute walk from the historic Hobart waterfront, well known for its many restaurants, bars and the famous Saturday market. Approx. 20 minutes from the airport. Features h The Embers Bar and Grill is popular with both guests and locals. Employing an innovative wood firing technique, the superb cuisine uses only the best of local Tasmanian produce perfectly complemented by Tasmanian wines. There is also a fitness centre. Accommodation h Each of the 140 spacious and comfortable rooms feature a minibar, flat-screen television, telephone, Wi-Fi, bath and shower. Standard rooms have city views, some with balcony. The larger Superior rooms overlook the mountains and all feature a balcony. Meals per night from h Breakfast £22. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Dec30 2012-Jan01 2013.

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The serene and stylish Grand Chancellor Launceston is a great base from which to explore. Stroll past Georgian architecture, cruise up the Cataract Gorge or visit Tamar Valley Wine Country. Location h A short walk from the main central business district and Brisbane Street shopping mall. Just 20 minutes from the airport. Features h After a day out, relax in The Hotel Bar and indulge in one of the local Tasmanian beers on tap. Avenue Restaurant offers all diners an exquisite menu selection, an intimate setting and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation h Each of the 165 rooms are chic and welcoming and come equipped with air-conditioning, internet access (extra cost), telephone, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. Deluxe rooms are as above. Superior rooms are located on the top floor with selected extras including complimentary plunger coffee, newspapers and chocolates. Meals per night from h Breakfast £18.

1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Aug31. Not combinable with any other offers. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Discover New Zealand... On the North Island, lush pastures, vineyards, rolling hills and glorious white beaches give way to boiling mud pools and exploding geysers. The Bay of Islands is glorious cruising. The South Island’s dramatic mountains, snowfields and glaciers sweep down to mysterious fiords carved deep into the coastline. There’s more variety here than anywhere else on earth. Or Middle Earth come to that, when you see the landscape that framed the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. The capital, Wellington, has a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills where people live in steep streets and alleys. Auckland’s love of the sea shows in its nickname, ‘The City of Sails’. Rotorua’s volcanic activity is a must-see and there are spooky thrills in Waitomo’s magical glow-worm caves. The South Island’s east coast has Christchurch, silvery beaches and pastureland stretching to Mt Cook. The adventure capital is undoubtedly Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. Bungy jumping, jet boating, whitewater rafting, heli-skiing - whatever thrills you, you’ll find it here. And you must explore Fiordland with a breathtaking cruise in Milford and Doubtful Sounds. Wine lovers head for Marlborough for distinctive, herbaceous Sauvignon Blancs and delicious bubblies. There’s wonderful walking here, too. With so much variety, try drawing on the personal knowledge and experience of our dedicated New Zealand experts. Their insights into where you want to go will help you book the holiday of a lifetime with Kuoni.

Our Personal Travel Experts suggest: First time to new zealand?

Are you a free spirit?

If it’s your first time to New Zealand, you could choose a city base in Auckland and explore, head for Queenstown and its tempting adventures, or choose a laid-back lifestyle in the Bay of Islands. Choosing a simple hotel and flight combination is a clear plan and you can easily add on experiences to make it more personal.

Where do you want to go and what do you want to do? Our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts are ready to tailor make a holiday from scratch. We’ll help you mix and match destinations, flights, hotels and experiences across the planet. Your perfect holiday will spring to life. Alternatively, for the ultimate freedom to explore, hire a motorhome and just hit the open road.

If you love exploring but have no time to plan...

The path less travelled

Escorted tours are perfect if you really want to get to the heart of a country, but don’t have the time to plan and research routes, hotels and experiences. You can choose a group tour with a guide, a private guided tour, even a private journey on which you can follow a suggested itinerary at your own pace. You can also add on extensions and experiences to make your holiday unforgettable.

So, you’ve been to New Zealand before and now you want to try something different; to find all those cultural and scenic gems just waiting to be discovered. If this sounds like you, explore Northland, the birthplace of New Zealand, join a small party on a glacier tour, enjoy the beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula, or take advantage of New Zealand’s scenic train journeys. Wines and wildlife, adrenalin thrills or blissful relaxation, it’s all here for you. Especially with our tailor made holidays. Just tell us your ideas, your travel dreams, and together we’ll create your perfect holiday.

Thousands of luminescent pinpricks radiate from the unique Waitomo glow-worms, as your boat glides through their underground grotto.

Fr a nz Josef Heli Hik e, page 154 Helicopter out to the glacier, strap on your crampons and experience an amazing hike past caves and ornate ice formations.

M ilfor d Sound page 155 The best of Fiordland, with verdant cliffs rising straight from the sea and stunning waterfalls plunging from great heights.

Da rt R iv er Jet Boat Safari, queenstown page 159 It’s a real adrenalin rush past rocky outcrops, around crags and boulders. Here, they call it thrill therapy!


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Whangarei

Not just gurgling mudpools and whooshing geysers, but a fascinating insight into Maori culture, arts and crafts.

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Coromandel

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Urewera N.P.

Hamilton Mt. Tarawera

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Lor d of t he R ings qu eenstown page 154 Film fans will love this tour visiting the dramatic locations for Isengard, the Forest of Lothlorien and Ithilien Camp.

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Best of New Zealand

Explore the diverse landscapes of this beautiful far flung land, rich from top to bottom in magnificent natural wonders. On this memorable, but affordable 17 day journey, discover the best of New Zealand and enjoy all the benefits of an escorted tour with plenty of time free to cut loose and explore independently.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 16 NIGHTS

Christchurch: 1 night h Fox Glacier: 1 night Queenstown: 2 nights h Te Anau: 1 night h Dunedin: 1 night h Omarama: 1 night h Christchurch: 1 night h Picton: 1 night h Wellington: 1 night h Rotorua: 2 nights h Auckland: 1 night h Bay of Islands: 2 nights h Auckland: 1 night h h

DAY 3 h Travel along the coast before climbing the spectacular Haast Pass. Follow the shores of Lake Wanaka to historic Arrowtown, then on to the beautiful alpine resort of Queenstown for two nights. Next day at leisure, with an opportunity to ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for a buffet dinner. DAY 5 h Travel south towards Fiordland to Milford Sound, a sublime natural wonder of towering peaks and cascading waterfalls. Enjoy a magical cruise and continue to Te Anau. Optional visit to the Glow worm Caves (extra cost locally). DAY 6 h Continue to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’.

DAY 1 h Arrive in Christchurch and meet your tour director

and fellow travellers for a welcome drink and dinner. DAY 2 h Travel to the west coast passing through Greymouth

to Hokitika. Continue to Fox Glacier, a majestic natural phenomena that is still advancing. Optional journey on the TranzAlpine Express (request at time of booking) and optional Fox Glacier flight (weather permitting).

Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take a wildlife cruise to see penguins or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway. DAY 7 h Morning at leisure to visit Larnach Castle, before travelling through Oamaru, by the Waitaki River to the lovely town of Omarama. DAY 8 h Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you pass Aoraki

Mount Cook National Park, with an optional scenic flight (weather permitting). Visit Lake Tekapo and the beautiful Church of the Good Shepherd, then continue to Christchurch.


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1 Milford Sound with Mitre Peak in the background 2 Beautiful coastline of Cape Reinga 3 Punakaiki 4 Fox Glacier climbers, Mt. Cook Region

Paihia

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Jan 02*, 09, 16*, 19, 23*, 30 Feb 02, 06*, 09, 13*, 16, 20*, 23, 27 h Mar 01, 05*, 08, 12, 15, 19*, 22, 26, 29 h Apr 16*, 23 h May 14, 21 h Jun 25* h Jul 23 h Aug 20 h Sep 03*, 10, 17 h Oct 01, 08*, 15, 22*, 29 h Nov 05*, 12, 19* h Dec 03, 10, 17*, 24, 31. * Guaranteed departure.

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Christchurch

Fox Glacier Mt. Cook N.P.

Wanaka

Omarama

Milford Sound

Te Anau

* Indicates guaranteed departure dates. Please note dates are subject to change.

Wellington

SOUTH ISLAND

Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

STEWART ISLAND

PACIFIC OCEAN

NB h The tour also operates in reverse. Please contact us

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ACCOMMODATION h Quality 3 star hotels. TOUR INCLUDES h Sightseeing and entrance fees as

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TRANSPORT INFORMATION h Departure and arrival

detailed. Hotel porterage is included.

This tour is escorted by an experienced professional tour director and is operated by AAT Kings.

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airport transfers are included. Modern luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, two door access, on board toilet, ample legroom and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. GROUP SIZE h 25-50 passengers. NB h International flights are not included.

MEAL PLAN h The price includes daily breakfast from Day 2 and dinner on Days 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10-13, 15 and 16.

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DAY 9 h Continue along the rugged coast and stop to view fur seals. Optional whale-watching trip at Kaikoura (extra cost), before travelling to the fishing village of Picton. Opportunity to join the Coastal Pacific train (request at time of booking). DAY 10 h Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound and across Cook

Strait to Wellington for a city tour and visit to the Te Papa National Museum. DAY 11 h Travel along the Kapiti Coast through Tongariro

Visit Lake Taupo and the mighty Huka Falls before reaching the geothermal town of Rotorua for two nights. Enjoy a traditional Maori Hangi feast and concert. Next morning, visit the Agrodome Sheep Show. Afternoon at leisure.

Spend two nights in the pretty coastal resort of Paihia and visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve. Next day is free to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a trip to Cape Reinga or go sea-kayaking.

DAY 13 h Visit Waitomo for a tour and boat ride of the incredible Glow Worm Grotto, then continue north through Hamilton to Auckland for a tour of the city’s sights.

DAY 16 h Morning catamaran cruise to Cape Brett and

DAY 14 h Cross the Harbour Bridge and travel along the

DAY 17 h Transfer to Auckland airport for your onward flight.

the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ (weather permitting). Return to Auckland.

scenic Hibiscus Coast to Whangarei.

National Park which boasts dazzling emerald lakes and active volcanoes. for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

PRICES IN £ PER PERSON AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION ONLY Holiday

Best of New Zealand UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Meal Plan

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meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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New Zealand Adventure

New Zealand is a land of dramatic contrasts and spectacular beauty. The New Zealand Adventure provides an opportunity to experience the highlights of this beautiful country, with its fascinating Maori culture, clean fresh air, wild beaches, enchanting forests, pristine lakes and stunning landscapes. This tour is escorted by a professional tour director with immense knowledge of this outstanding country.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 17 NIGHTS

Auckland: 1 night h Bay of Islands: 2 nights Auckland: 1 night h Rotorua: 2 nights h Wellington: 1 night h Blenheim: 1 night h Darfield (nr Christchurch): 1 night h Twizel: 1 night h Dunedin: 1 night h Te Anau: 1 night h Queenstown: 2 nights h Franz Josef: 1 night h Punakaiki: 1 night h Darfield (nr Christchurch): 1 night

DAY 4 h Visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve where the document

that founded the nation was signed in 1840. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you journey through rolling hills, fertile farmland and pretty countryside on your return to Auckland.

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DAY 5 h After an Auckland city tour, travel south to the Waitomo Caves and the incredible Glow Worm Grotto. Continue to Rotorua for a two night stay. Tonight, visit The Realm of Tane, an extraordinary journey through Maori culture, mythology and story of creation. Experience a traditional Maori welcome ceremony and enjoy a delicious Maori Hangi (feast). DAY 6 h Begin the day with a breakfast cruise on board the

DAY 1 h Arrive in Auckland, with the day at leisure. Take a

stroll down to the famous waterfront and enjoy a leisurely drink on the bustling Viaduct Harbour. You may wish to visit one of the city’s museums or take a trip to the top of the Sky Tower for panoramic views. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your tour director and fellow travellers. DAY 2 h Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and journey along

the Hibiscus Coast. See the majestic Kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park then journey to the Bay of Islands for a two night stay. Cruise to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. DAY 3 h Experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps enjoy a day of sailing, a drive along Ninety Mile Beach or take the ferry to historic Russell, formerly known as the ‘hell hole of the Pacific’ but nowadays a sleepy yet beautiful seaside town.

Lakeland Queen on Lake Rotorua. Enjoy an entertaining look at farm life at the Agrodome’s Sheep Show. Later, tour Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve where a Maori guide escorts you past pools of boiling mud and geysers and you may even spot kiwis. Enjoy an afternoon of free time. DAY 7 h Following the Thermal Explorer Highway, visit the mighty Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake, before travelling across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park on your way to Wellington. Enjoy a city tour of the nation’s capital with Views from Mt. Victoria. DAY 8 h Visit Te Papa, the National Museum and explore

and interact with the exhibits at your leisure. Board the InterIslander ferry for the picturesque journey across the Cook Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton on the South Island. Enjoy wine tasting and dinner at Georges Michel Wine Estate. Stay overnight in Blenheim.


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DAY 9 h Enjoy spectacular scenery as you journey through the Marlborough region and down the east coast, keeping an eye out for New Zealand fur seals. Visit Kaikoura with time to take an optional whale-watching excursion (extra charge, weather permitting). This afternoon, continue across the Canterbury Plains to our overnight stay in Darfield near Christchurch.

DAY 12 h Enjoy a guided tour of Larnach Castle for an insight

into the Scottish heritage of this region. Leaving the rolling Southland countryside, journey to the Fiordland region which is renowned for its dramatic landscapes. DAY 13 h Experience the magnificent alpine scenery of Fiordland. Cruise breathtaking Milford Sound and visit the unique Mirror Lake which magnifies the region’s sublime natural beauty with its flawless reflection and mighty Mitre Peak. Later, follow the Remarkables Mountain Range to Queenstown for a two night stay. This evening there is the option to experience the Kiwi Haka and Maori show (extra charge).

DAY 10 h Discover the sights of Morelea farm, a typical

working sheep farm, to gain an insight into the day-to-day operation of farm life and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch. Later, travel south to picturesque Lake Tekapo and visit the Church of the Good Shepherd. Immerse yourself in the scenery of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, a World Heritage-listed area and home to New Zealand’s highest mountain, where you can take an optional scenic flight (extra cost, weather permitting).

DAY 14 h Explore Queenstown at your leisure. Maybe take

the Skyline Gondola for magnificent views or stroll round the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the pretty Queenstown Gardens. Tonight board the historic TSS Earnslaw for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station for a sumptuous carvery dinner.

DAY 11 h See the pretty Oamaru region before journeying to

Dunedin. After a city tour, the afternoon is free for you to explore this charming city founded by Scottish settlers. There is an option to visit Cadbury World or ride the Taieri Gorge Railway (extra charge for both).

UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

SOUTH ISLAND

Dunedin

PACIFIC OCEAN

ACCOMMODATION h Accommodation is provided in centrally located four star hotels, although three star hotels may be provided in smaller regional areas. TRANSPORT h Arrival and departure airport transfers are included. Modern luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, two door access, on board toilet, ample legroom and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. TOUR INCLUDES h Tour coach for land based sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed. Hotel porterage is included. GROUP SIZE h Maximum of 25-50 passengers. MINIMUM NUMBERS h This tour is subject to a minimum number of passengers (see p193 for details). TRAVEL TIPS h December to March is the busiest season in New Zealand, so be sure to book early. Pack plenty of layers, as New Zealand really does experience four seasons in one day.

DAY 15 h Visit Arrowtown, the most picturesque and best preserved gold-mining town in the area. Continue to Lake Wanaka and over the Haast Pass, along the dramatic West Coast. Stay overnight in Franz Josef. DAY 16 h Explore the awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier and

take an optional flight or a glacier hike (weather permitting, extra charge). Depart for Hokitika to see beautiful native greenstone jewellery. Continue to Punakaiki to view the fascinating Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. DAY 17 h This morning there is time at leisure before travelling to Greymouth and inland to Arthur’s Pass, to board the award-winning TranzAlpine train for a journey renowned as New Zealand’s ‘Great Rail Adventure’. Overnight in Darfield. DAY 18 h Transfer to Christchurch Airport for your

onward flight. NB h This tour also operates in reverse.

for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

PRICES IN £ PER PERSON AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION ONLY

New Zealand Adventure

Darfield Christchurch

MEAL PLAN h Prices include daily breakfast from Day 2, Lunch on Day 10, dinner on Days 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10-12 and 14-17.

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Martinborough Blenheim Kaikoura

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Wellington

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Auckland

Jan 07*, 14, 21* Feb 04, 11*, 25 Mar 03*, 10, 31 Apr 07 h May 05 h Jun 09 h Jul 07 h Aug 04 h Sep 01, 15*, 22 h Oct 13*, 20, 27 h Nov 03, 24* h Dec 08, 15*. h

Bay of Islands

TASMAN SEA

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Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Grand New Zealand

Experience some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes on this 12 night tour taking in both the North and South islands. Let the wonders of New Zealand envelop you as you traverse the Canterbury Plains on the renowned TranzAlpine, cruise the Milford Sound, relax in hot springs in Rotorua and visit the simply stunning Bay of Islands.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 12 nights Christchurch: 1 night Franz Josef: 1 night h Queenstown: 2 nights h Milford Sound Overnight Cruise: 1 night h Stewart Island: 2 nights h Rotorua: 1 night h Coromandel: 1 night h Auckland: 1 night h Bay of Islands: 2 nights h h

DAY 1 h Upon your arrival in

Christchurch, explore at your leisure until your welcome drink and dinner with your tour director and fellow travellers.

1 Laka Wakatipu and mountain range, Queenstown

From here, continue to beautiful Queenstown where you can enjoy an introductory tour. DAY 4 h Queenstown is known as

the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ due to it’s jet boat ride, bungee jumping, white water rafting, skiing and mountain biking. On this day at leisure perhaps try out one of these great activities before enjoying a ride on the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for dinner. DAY 5 h Today, travel south along Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau and on to the Fiordland National Park. Here, enjoy exploring the Mirror Lakes, Pop’s Lookout and the Chasm before continuing on to Milford Sound and board a vessel for an overnight cruise.

DAY 3 h Today you can take an

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optional scenic flight over the glacier (weather permitting) or enjoy relaxing in one of the local hot pools before travelling over the Haast Pass, through Lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the gold-mining town of Arrowtown.

Coromandel region and its native wildlife before travelling to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, for a sight seeing tour.

DAY 6 h Arise early and make the

most of your time on Milford South with a kayaking trip or a walk along the forshore. After returning to shore continue to Invercargill and Bluff and make the ferry crossing to Stewart Island where you will enjoy an evening at leisure.

DAY 11 h Continue on to Orewa and

DAY 7 h Enjoy a morning Village and Bays tour before boarding your vessel for a cruise with lunch on Paterson Inlet. Disembark and continue to Ulva Island where you can spend time with native wildlife and try to spot kiwis!

DAY 12 h After a ferry crossing,

DAY 8 h Return to the mainland for

your afternoon flight to Rotorua. Continue to Te Puia, where a local

TOUR INCLUDES h Flight to

Day 2, lunch on Day 7, dinner on Days 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 11.

This tour is escorted by an experienced professional tour director and is operated by AAT Kings.

Grand New Zealand UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

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Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Bay of Islands WAIKEHE ISLAND

NORTH ISLAND

Coromandel

Waitomo

Rotorua

Urewera N.P.

NEW ZEALAND

Arrival and departure airport transfers are included. Luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, two door access, on board toilet, seat belts and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a nonsmoking policy.

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Day 13 h Today enjoy a cruise to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ before visiting Paihia and continuing to Auckland where your tour concludes.

Auckland

Accommodation is provided in 3 star hotels.

Meal Plan

enjoy a guided tour of Russell, the first European settlement in New Zealand before enjoying an afternoon at leisure.

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Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier

Milford Sound

Te Anau

Queenstown

STEWART ISLAND

Christchurch SOUTH ISLAND

PACIFIC OCEAN

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the Bay of Islands along the beautiful Hibiscus Coast. En route stop off for a guided walk through the Waipoua Forest. Here you will find the biggest Kauri tree in existence, Tane Mahuta.

Paihia

Rotorua on Day 8, sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary. GROUP SIZE h Maximum 16 passengers.

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DAY 9 h Stop off at the Agrodome Sheep Show, where you can watch sheepdog demonstrations, sheep shearing and a sheep auction. Continue on to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park and then to the Waitomo Caves and Cave World for the exclusive Eco Glow Worm experience. DAY 10 h Enjoy a guided tour of the

DAY 2 h Board the TranzAlpine train

and enjoy your journey across the Canterbury Plains through the Southern Alps. Leave the train at Arthur’s Pass and journey through the small towns of Hokitika – where you will visit a jade factory – and Ross before arriving in Franz Josef. Here you will enjoy an informative guided walk to the Franz Josef Glacier.

Maori guide will show you the mud pools and geysers caused by the geothermal activity in the area. The evening you are invited to a Maori Hangi dinner and concert for an insight into traditional Maori culture.

Holiday Prices 01Oct 30Nov

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Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Contrasts of New Zealand

Discover the beauty of New Zealand, with its magnificent glaciers, majestic mountains and stunning fiords. Experience fascinating Maori culture and hospitality, explore charming cities, see unique natural attractions and gain an insight into traditional New Zealand life. Visiting both the North and South islands, this popular tour offers wonderful sightseeing at every turn.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 9 NIGHTS Auckland: 2 nights Rotorua: 1 night h Christchurch: 1 night h Franz Josef: 1 night h Queenstown: 3 nights h Christchurch: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h Arrive in Auckland, the

‘City of Sails’. Afternoon cruise on Waitemata Harbour and visit the America’s Cup Village. DAY 2 h Head south into the

Waikato District for a guided boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. These fascinating labyrinthine caves are illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms. Continue to Rotorua and enjoy a delicious Maori Hangi feast, where food is cooked by the traditional method of using heated rocks buried in a pit oven. Afterwards, attend a Maori concert.

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DAY 3 h Today enjoy an entertaining look at life on the farm at the Agrodome Sheep Show followed by a visit to Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Afterwards, head to Te Puia and take a guided tour of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve with its bubbling boiling mud pools and erupting geysers.

DAY 4 h Fly to Christchurch. On

DAY 8 h Today is at leisure to

arrival, take a coach tour around the city centre to see how this charming city is slowly recovering from the devastating earthquake of February 2011. Continue to the foothills of the Southern Alps for a one night stay.

explore Queenstown at your own pace – whether it be strolling the quaint cobbled lanes and exploring boutique shops, taking a wine or garden tour, or something more adventurous! Perhaps choose a horse trek around the Lord of the Rings country, go whitewater rafting, speed along the Dart River on a jet boat ride, or hurtle down the famous Skyline luge.

DAY 5 h Board the famous TranzAlpine train, traversing the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Follow the coastal road through dramatic West Coast scenery to Franz Josef, home of the majestic glacier, with the opportunity to take a scenic flight (extra cost, weather permitting).

DAY 9 h Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park as you travel to beautiful Lake Tekapo. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd before continuing across the Canterbury plans to Morlea Farm for an authentic insight into life on a working sheep farm. Enjoy local hospitality with a delicious barbecue lunch in your host’s home.

DAY 6 h Continue through Mount

Aspiring National Park. Visit historic Arrowtown before travelling to Queenstown, New Zealand’s funfilled adventure capital, for a three night stay. DAY 7 h Discover the magnificent alpine scenery of Fiordland and journey through the Homer Tunnel. Stop briefly at the Chasm en route to stunning Milford Sound. With iconic Mitre Peak and magical Bowen Falls, this dramatic landscape is a photographer’s dream at any time of year. Enjoy a cruise on the waters of this natural wonder before returning to Queenstown.

DAY 10 h Transfer to Christchurch

airport for your onward flight or choose to extend your stay.

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ACCOMMODATION h

Accommodation is provided in centrally located 4 star hotels, although 3 star hotels may be provided in more remote areas and small towns. TOUR INCLUDES h Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed, and hotel porterage. TRANSPORT INFORMATION h

Departure and arrival airport transfers are included. Modern luxury coaches are air-conditioned

with reclining seats, two door access, on board toilet, ample legroom and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. GROUP SIZE h 25-50 passengers. Minimum numbers apply (please see p193 for details). NB h Flights are not included.

Contrasts of New Zealand UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Meal Plan

MMP

No. of Nights

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Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Bay of Islands WAIKEHE ISLAND

Auckland NORTH ISLAND

Rotorua

NEW ZEALAND

Napier Picton

Greymouth

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Franz Josef Glacier

Christchurch

Mt. Cook N.P.

Contrasts of New Zealand can also be combined with our Highlights of Australia itinerary (p26) on selected dates to form a 21 night tour of both countries. Please call for details.

SOUTH ISLAND

Milford Sound Doubtful Sound

Queenstown Invercargill

STEWART ISLAND

PACIFIC OCEAN

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Paihia

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Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Mountains & Lakes

Get closer to some of New Zealand’s most stunning sights on this eight day tour taking in mountains, glaciers, lakes and islands. Whilst traversing South Island, experience an overnight stay adrift on Milford Sound, a scenic walk through a frozen landscape and get your adrenalin pumping in the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 7 nights

Christchurch: 1 night Franz Josef: 1 night h Queenstown: 2 nights h Milford Sound Overnight Cruise: 1 night h Stewart Island: 2 nights h h

DAY 1 h Upon your arrival in Christchurch, transfer to your

hotel for a welcoming drink and dinner where you will meet your tour director and fellow travellers.

DAY 4 h Enjoy a day at leisure to explore legendary

Queenstown. Known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ it is an ideal place to try your hand at a range of adrenalin pumping activities such as a jet boat ride, bungee jumping, white water rafting, skiing and mountain biking. This evening enjoy a scenic ride of the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for a special dinner. DAY 5 h Today you will travel south along Lake Wakatipu to Te Anau, located on the eastern shore of Te Anau Lake, the largest lake in the South Island and the gateway to the Fiordland National Park. During your visit, explore the Mirror Lakes, Pop’s Lookout and the Chasm before continuing on to Milford Sound where you will board a vessel for an overnight cruise.

DAY 2 h Arise early and board the TranzAlpine train for

your journey across the Canterbury Plains through the Southern Alps. Enjoy the wonderful vistas from the comfort of your private viewing carriage before you leave the train at Arthur’s Pass. Board the coach and continue on to the town of Hokitika and visit their jade factory before moving on to Ross and finally, Franz Josef. At Franz Josef take a guided walk up to the glacier and learn all about this natural phenomenon. DAY 3 h This morning - if the weather is permitting - you can take an optional scenic flight over the Franz Josef Glacier for a whole new perspective on this stunning natural wonder. Or you can enjoy a relaxing dip in one of the local hot pools before boarding the bus for your journey over the Haast Pass. You’ll pass Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea before arriving in the gold-mining town of Arrowtown for a short stop. From here, continue on to Queenstown where, upon your arrival, you will enjoy an introductory tour.

DAY 6 h This morning you can take a scenic walk along the

foreshore or try your hand at kayaking before returning to the shore. Continue heading south to Invercargill, the southernmost city of New Zealand and on to Bluff where you will board a ferry to cross to Stewart Island. Enjoy an evening at leisure. DAY 7 h Enjoy a morning Village and Bays tour before boarding your vessel for a cruise with lunch on the Paterson Inlet. Disembark and continue to Ulva Island, a small island on the Paterson Inlet where you can spend time with native wildlife and try to spot kiwis! DAY 8 h This morning board a ferry back to the mainland

and admire scenic views of Southland on your journey back to Queenstown where your tour concludes.


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Oct 22 h Nov 12, 19, 26 h Dec 17

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Wanaka Queenstown

Te Anau

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Dunedin

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This tour is escorted by an experienced professional tour director and is operated by AAT Kings.

MEAL PLAN h Breakfast from Day 2, lunch on Day 7, dinner on Days 1, 2, 4 and 5. ACCOMMODATION h 3 star accommodation is provided throughout. TRANSPORT INFORMATION h Arrival and departure airport transfers are included. Luxury coaches are airconditioned with reclining seats, two door access, onboard toilet, seat belts and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. TOUR INCLUDES h Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary. GROUP SIZE h Maximum 16 passengers. NB h International flights are not included.

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Mountains & Lakes UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Meal Plan

MMP

No. of Nights

7

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price. .

Holiday Prices 01Oct 30Nov

01Dec 31Jan

01Feb 31Mar

Single Supp Per Tour From

2665

2435

2665

485

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Northern Discovery

Encompassing a multitude of dramatic landscapes and enticing excursions, this seven night tour picks out some of the highlights of New Zealand’s North Island. Discover an eerily beautiful glow worm grotto, explosive geysers and volcanic scenery, idyllic secluded beaches and inlets, and the nation’s capital, Wellington.

YOU R IT INER A RY

DAY 4 h Today transfer from the

TOUR DURATION: 7 nights Auckland: 1 night Bay of Islands: 2 nights h Auckland: 1 night h Rotorua: 2 nights h Wellington: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h Upon your arrival in

Auckland, explore this beautiful city at your leisure until your evening welcome drink and dinner where you will meet you tour leader and fellow travellers. Perhaps visit the Sky Tower, the Auckland Art Gallery or take a stroll through the harbour.

1 Lake Taupo

DAY 2 h From Auckland continue to

the Bay of Islands along the beautiful Hibiscus Coast. On arrival, take a scenic cruise to Cape Brett where you can see the renowned ‘Hole in the Rock’ created by centuries of wind and waves. Enjoy your return cruise to Paihia passing picturesque islands and secluded bays. DAY 3 h Enjoy a day at leisure exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands region. Perhaps take a cruise out to one of the deserted sandy beaches for a romantic day trip soaking up the sun. Or enjoy dolphin watching, sea-kayaking, sailing or a trip to Cape Reinga.

Bay of Islands back to Auckland stopping at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve en route. This is an area of significant historical importance as the site where New Zealand’s founding document was signed. Explore the reserve; see the magnificent Maori war canoe and meeting house before continuing on your journey through scenic countryside. DAY 5 h After a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland, journey south through the Waikato region to the famed Waitomo caves. Explore the caves on a guided tour past magnificent stalagmites and stalactites to the renowned Glow worm Grotto. Continue your journey to Rotorua, a geothermal hotspot famed for its geysers, mud pools and distinctive sulphur smell. Enjoy an evening of traditional Maori culture and a delicious buffet dinner.

Tonight you can experience a journey through Maori culture and mythology with The Realm of Tane entertainment. You can also choose to experience rural life with a night with a local family on a nearby farm (request at time of booking). DAY 7 h Leave Rotorua and travel south to Wairakei and Taupo set at the heart of North Island. En route stop off to view the mighty Huka Falls before continuing past Lake Taupo, through farming land to the capital city of Wellington. DAY 8 h This morning enjoy a

sightseeing tour of the city taking in panoramic vistas from Mount Victoria, visiting The Beehive and Te Papa – the Museum of New Zealand.

DAY 6 h Visit the Agrodome Sheep

Show, for an insight into rural life in New Zealand. You can watch sheepdog demonstrations, learn the art of sheep shearing and watch a sheep auction. You’ll then move onto the Rainbow Springs Nature Park or Te Puia for an escorted tour through the geothermal valley.

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MEAL PLAN h Breakfast from Day 2-8 and dinner on Days 2, 4, 5 and 7.

Apr 07, 28* h May 05 h Jun 09* h Jul 07 h Aug 04, 18 h Sep 01, 15*, 22 29 h Oct 02, 06*, 09, 13, 16, 20*, 27 h Nov 03, 10, 17*, 20, 24* h Dec 08, 15*, 22, 29. h

GROUP SIZE h Between 25-50 passengers. Minimum numbers apply, see p193 for details. NB h Please note this itinerary does not include international flights.

ACCOMMODATION h

Jan 05, 12*, 15, 19, 26*, 29 h Feb 02*, 05, 09*, 12, 16, 19, 23*, 26 h Mar 02*, 05, 12, 30*. h

NB h This tour also operates in reverse from Wellington to Auckland. Please contact us for departure dates.

ESCORT ED tour

Arrival and departure airport transfers are included. Luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, two door access, on board toilet, seat belts and large panoramic windows. All AAT Kings coaches operate a nonsmoking policy.

Escorted by an experienced tour director and driver and operated by our touring partner AAT Kings.

Northern Discovery UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Bay of Islands

NORTH ISLAND

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

Coromandel Urewera N.P.

Waitomo

Rotorua Taupo

Wanganui

Wellington Picton

SOUTH ISLAND

PACIFIC OCEAN

Martinborough

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No. of Nights

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01May 30Sep

01Oct 30Mar

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MMP

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1065

1055

1155

335

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Southern Spectacular

Discover some of New Zealand’s most breathtaking sights and landscapes on this wonderful tour through the South Island’s changing scenery. Encounter rivers, lakes and glaciers; explore fascinating cities; trek through rainforest; and marvel at dramatic mountains as you experience charming cultures and uncover world famous treasures.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 8 nights Christchurch: 1 night Mount Cook: 1 night h Dunedin: 1 night h Te Anau: 1 night h Queenstown: 2 nights h Fox Glacier: 1 night h Christchurch: 1 night h h

DAY 4 h This morning is free to

DAY 1 h Arrive at Christchurch and

transfer to your hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome drink with your tour director and the rest of your group. 1 Queenstown

DAY 2 h Spend the morning at

leisure. This afternoon travel over the pretty patchwork countryside of Canterbury Plains and see picturesque Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and continue to World Heritage-listed Mount Cook National Park, taking in views of its spectacular alpine landscape. Optional scenic flight over Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain. DAY 3 h Visit the Waitaki River and see the hydroelectric power scheme and Benmore Dam. Travel through Oamaru, with its famous white limestone buildings, to Dunedin, which was founded by Scottish settlers. 1

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MEAL PLAN h Includes breakfast

May 06 h Jun 17 h Sep 23 Oct 14, 28 h Nov 25 h Dec 02, 23.

from Days 2-8 and dinner on Days 2-5, 7 and 8.

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Jan 20 h Feb 03, 10, 17 h Mar 03, 10. h

ACCOMMODATION h

Accommodation is provided in 3 star hotels. TOUR INCLUDES h All sightseeing as detailed with a professional tour guide.

NB h The above are guaranteed

TRANSPORT INFORMATION h

departure dates, other dates available on request. Tour also operates in reverse.

Arrival and departure airport transfers are included. Luxury coaches are air-conditioned with reclining seats, 2 door access, on board toilet, seat belts and large panoramic windows.

All AAT Kings coaches operate a non-smoking policy. GROUP SIZE h Between 25 and 50 passengers. Minimum numbers apply, see p193 for details. NB h Flights are not included in the price.

explore; perhaps tour Lanarch Castle for an insight into the region’s Scottish heritage. In the afternoon cross South Otago’s fertile farmland to Te Anau on the shores of Lake Te Anau. This evening take an optional boat ride to Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. DAY 5 h Journey through magnificent scenery from Fiordland National Park to breathtaking Milford Sound, where you’ll cruise the tranquil waters. See rainforests, ancient glaciers, mountain ranges and the hand-hewn Homer Tunnel. Pass breathtaking landmarks including Mirror Lake, Claudu Valley, The Chasm, Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls and travel along the Devil’s Staircase. Arriving in Queenstown, enjoy an orientation tour and savour an alpine dinner overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range . DAY 6 h Today is free to explore Queenstown. You could take a wine or garden tour, embark on a jet boat ride or go white water rafting. Tonight there’s an optional dinner and Kiwi Haka Maori show at the Skyline Restaurant on Bob’s Peak, which is reached via the southern hemisphere’s steepest gondola.

DAY 7 h Your first stop today is Arrowtown, a wonderfully preserved gold-mining town nestled on the Arrow River. Continue to Cromwell, a fruitgrowing region and New Zealand’s stone fruit capital. Visit Lakes Dunstan, Hawea and Wanaka and journey through the Haast Pass. See the cascading Thunder Creek Falls and take a thrilling rainforest walk before reaching the magnificent, still-advancing Fox Glacier. Optional flight over this natural spectacle. DAY 8 h Visit Hokitika, home to

native jade. Visit a factory and see a jewellery demonstration as you learn more about this beautiful greenstone. Journey through Greymouth on the west coast and see Punakaiki’s world famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, which shoot water into the air. Return to Christchurch, perhaps by optional trip aboard the TranzAlpine from Greymouth or Arthur’s Pass. DAY 9 h This morning transfer to Christchurch Airport for your onward flight.

NORTH ISLAND

TASMAN SEA

Nelson

Kaikoura

Greymouth SOUTH ISLAND

ESCORT ED tour Te Anau Doubtful Sound

NEW ZEALAND

Lake Wanaka

Milford Sound

Christchurch

Mt. Cook N. P. Lake Tekapo

Escorted by an experienced tour director and driver and operated by our touring partner AAT Kings.

Wellington Blenheim

Fox Glacier

Oamaru Queenstown Dunedin

Invercargill STEWART ISLAND

PACIFIC OCEAN

for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

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Tour this charming city before an afternoon at leisure – take a wildlife cruise, visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory or ride the historic Taieri Gorge Railway.

Meal Plan

No. of Nights

Holiday Prices 01Apr 30Apr

01May 30Sep

01Oct 30Mar

Single Supp Per Tour From

Southern Spectacular

MMP

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965

1059

325

UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements.

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements. .

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Tasman Traveller

You will discover why New Zealand remains one of the world’s most sought after holiday destinations as you enjoy the stunning natural highlights of the country on this 16 day independent tour. Exploring both islands, you’ll travel by coach, plane, ferry and train to see the highlights of this beautiful and awe-inspiring country. independent tour

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YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 15 NIGHTS Auckland: 1 night Rotorua: 2 nights h Wellington: 1 night h Kaikoura: 1 night h Christchurch: 1 night h Glacier Region: 2 nights h Queenstown: 2 nights h Milford Sound Overnight Cruise (summer only): 1 night h Queenstown: 1 night h Dunedin: 2 nights h Christchurch: 1 night h

DAY 5 h Join the Interislander ferry for the scenic cruise across to Picton, then board the Coastal Pacific train for the journey to Kaikoura.

DAY 11 h At Milford Sound board

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DAY 6 h Your whale-watching cruise

will be a unique experience, typically encountering giant sperm whales, fur seals, dusky dolphins and wandering albatross. Rejoin the Coastal Pacific train to Christchurch. DAY 7 h Travel to Akaroa, a quaint village steeped in French heritage. Enjoy a nature and wildlife cruise of the picturesque harbour.

DAY 1 h On arrival you will be met

DAY 8 h Board the TranzAlpine for

and transferred to your city hotel.

a coast to coast train journey through the rugged Southern Alps. Travel to the glacier villages of Franz Josef and Fox.

DAY 2 h Travel by coach through

the lush Waikato pasturelands to Waitomo where you will enjoy a guided tour of the famous Waitomo Caves. Travel on to the geothermal city of Rotorua for two nights. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing and in the evening feast on a traditional Maori Hangi meal and see Maori warriors performing the haka in a cultural show. DAY 4 h Board your aircraft for the

short flight to Wellington. This afternoon enjoy exploring the fantastic highlights of the nation’s capital at leisure, including Te Papa, the national museum, Mount Victoria Lookout and the beautiful Botanic Garden.

DAY 9 h Marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you travel past the pristine lakes and untouched rainforests of the Westland National Park en route to the spectacular alpine resort of Queenstown. DAY 10 h Day at leisure to relax

and explore Queenstown. This evening, ride the Skyline gondola up to Bob’s Peak. Savour a sumptuous buffet dinner whilst enjoying the panoramic views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables.

the Milford Mariner for a relaxing overnight cruise. View the spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforests, towering mountains and diverse wildlife in this breathtakingly beautiful region. Activities include kayaking and excursions in the tender vessels to explore the coastline. Return to Queenstown the next day by scenic flight (weather permitting). Alternatively, from Jun01-Aug31 an extra night will be spent in Queenstown. DAY 13 h Depart Queenstown by coach and connect with the Taieri Gorge train for a journey through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge to the charming city of Dunedin. Here you will cruise the length of the beautiful Otago Harbour, enjoy a wildlife cruise of Taiaroa Head and tour the scenic Portobello Peninsula. DAY 15 h Head north to Moeraki, home of the mysterious Moeraki Boulders. Continue across the Canterbury plains to Christchurch. Enjoy a farewell dinner on board the Christchurch Tramway Restaurant, a unique dining experience. DAY 16 h Time at leisure before

your transfer to Christchurch airport for your onward flight.

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DAILY.

This Independent Touring itinerary utilises the services of several leading regional and local tour operators. It is possible to add extra nights at all stopovers and to change the routing if desired.

NB Tours operating from Jun01 to Aug31 differ slightly as the Milford Mariner Overnight Cruise does not operate during the winter months: Day 11 Queenstown to Milford Sound (day tour by coach) and back to Queenstown. The rest of the itinerary remains the same. h

TOUR INCLUDES h Travel by

NEED TO K NOW MEAL PLAN h Price includes full

breakfast daily and 3 dinners. ACCOMMODATION h A choice of accommodation is available. Options include comfortable 3 star or 4-5 star hotels.

modern, air-conditioned coaches; Entry to Waitomo Caves; full day Rotorua sightseeing; traditional Maori hangi and cultural show; Interislander ferry crossing; Coastal Pacific train travel to Kaikoura and Christchurch; whale-watch cruise; Akaroa day tour; TranzAlpine train journey; Skyline Gondola & Dinner; Milford Sound overnight cruise and scenic flight; Taieri Gorge Railway; full day of sightseeing in Dunedin. NB h International flights and domestic flight from Rotorua to Wellington are not included.

Tasman Traveller Tasman Traveller Tasman Traveller

Room Grade

3 Star 4 Star 4½ Star

UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Bay of Islands

WAIKEHE ISLAND

Auckland NORTH ISLAND

Rotorua

Urewera N.P.

NEW ZEALAND Picton Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier Fox Glacier Milford Sound

Te Anau

Wellington Kaikoura

Christchurch Akaroa

Queenstown

SOUTH ISLAND

PACIFIC OCEAN

Dunedin

STEWART ISLAND

for up to date prices & great offers, see your travel agent or www.kuoni.co.uk

PRICES IN £ PER PERSON AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION ONLY Holiday

Paihia

TASMAN SEA

Meal Plan

No. of Nights

Holiday Prices 01Jan 01Apr 31Mar 30Apr

01May 30Jun

01Jul 31Aug

01Sep 30Sep

01Oct 31Oct

01Nov 30Nov

01Dec 31Jan

01Feb 28Feb

01Mar 31Mar

Single Supp Per Tour From

MMP MMP MMP

15 15 15

2775 3115 -

2415 2659 3115

2535 2659 3115

2535 2659 3535

2425 2819 3129

2799 3085 3845

2799 2859 4165

2929 3085 4165

2875 3085 4165

715 959 1215

2595 2815 3575

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Driving through New Zealand is awe-inspiring experience with self-drive endless vistas, rugged landscapes and isolated pockets of pure unspoilt wilderness awaiting you. Explore at your own speed with the open road stretching out before you to highlights such at the geysers of Rotorua, the magnificent Glacier Region and pretty Christchurch.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 14 nights Coromandel: 2 nights Rotorua: 1 night h Tongariro: 1 night h Wellington: 1 night h Nelson: 2 nights h Glacier Region: 1 night h Wanaka: 1 night h Queenstown: 2 nights h Te Anau: 1 night h Dunedin: 1 night h Christchurch: 1 night h h

DAY 12 h Drive to Te Anau, set on

the shore of a shimmering lake of the same name and see highlights of the Fiordland National Park including the Mirror Lakes, Pop’s Lookout and the Chasm (approx. 110 miles).

DAY 6 h Move on to Nelson, the

gateway to the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park and your home for the next two nights (approx. 190 miles).

DAY 13 h Enjoy a scenic drive to Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South, famed for its beautiful architecture and the worlds steepest street, Baldwin Street. Perhaps visit Larnach Castle - the only castle in New Zealand - the Royal Albatross Centre or the Otago Museum (approx. 180 miles).

DAY 8 h Today make your way to

DAY 1 h Pick up your rental vehicle

in Auckland and drive to your first stop, the beautiful and unspoilt Coromandel Peninsula where you will stay for two nights (approx. 97 miles).

1 Moeraki Boulders on Dunedin Beach

DAY 5 h Drive to Wellington for an overnight stay and visit the Te Papa National Museum and take the cable car to the Botanical gardens enjoying views across the city and harbour (approx. 205 miles).

DAY 3 h Make your way to Rotorua for an over night stay. At this geothermal hotspot you can watch geysers explode into life before enjoying a dip in one of the hot springs (approx. 130 miles). DAY 4 h Leave Rotorua and

continue to Tongariro National Park, home to the towering Ruapehu, Tangariro and Ngaruahoe volcanoes where you will stay for one night whilst enjoying your beautiful surroundings (approx.110 miles).

the Glacier Region for an overnight stay. Here you can choose to hike to the renowned Franz Josef Glacier or visit the equally as beautiful Fox Glacier (approx. 280 miles).

DAY 14 h Make your way to

Christchurch, the Garden City and stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens, visit Cathedral Square and relax in one of the many cafés. (approx. 225 miles).

DAY 9 h Continue on to the

beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka and enjoy an overnight stay in this serene haven (approx. 180 miles). DAY 10 h After a short drive you

DAY 15 h Today you will return your rental car and continue on your journey.

will arrive in Queenstown, your home for the next two nights, the gateway to the Fiordlands and the adventure capital of New Zealand. Try your hand at bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, jet boating and other adrenalin pumping activities (approx. 45 miles).

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NEED TO K NOW MEAL PLAN h No meals are included on the 3 star option, breakfast is included on Days 1 and 2 on the 4 star option and on Days 3-5 and 7-15 on the 4.5 star option.

ACCOMMODATION h A choice of accommodation is on offer from 3 star to boutique properties. SELF DRIVE INCLUDES h Rental car and accommodation of your choice and Interislander ferry crossing the Cook Strait. Rental Car hire includes unlimited mileage and vehicle insurance (excess applies, insurance upgrades offered locally) and GPS rental. NB h Please note this itinerary does not include international flights.

TA ILOR M A DE & U PGR A DES

Paihia

Bay of Islands

TASMAN SEA

TAILOR MADE h Don’t forget you

WAIKEHE ISLAND

Coromandel

Auckland

that you can tailor make your own self drive holiday by adding extra nights, changing your route or level of accommodation. You can also upgrade your rental car category. Please contact us for details.

NORTH ISLAND

Urewera N.P.

Rotorua Tongariro N.P.

NEW ZEALAND Franz Josef Glacier

Wanaka

Nelson

Christchurch

Mt. Cook N.P.

SOUTH ISLAND

Milford Sound

Te Anau

Wellington

Queenstown Dunedin

PACIFIC OCEAN

STEWART ISLAND

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PRICES IN £ PER PERSON AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION ONLY Holiday

New Zealand Splendour New Zealand Splendour New Zealand Splendour

Room Grade

3 Star 4 Star 4½ Star

UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

Meal Plan

No. of Nights

Holiday Prices 01Apr 01May 30Apr 30Jun

01Jul 31Aug

01Sep 30Sep

01Oct 31Oct

01Nov 30Nov

01Dec 31Dec

01Jan 31Jan

01Feb 28Feb

01Mar 31Mar

Single Supp Per Tour From

MMP MMP MMP

14 14 14

1359 1785 2619

1179 1425 1795

1055 1425 2279

1295 1615 1875

1295 1689 2189

1295 2029 2189

1295 1979 2379

1425 1775 2379

1375 1775 2379

1015 1115 1325

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

1055 1259 1795

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Best of New Zealand Self Drive

Head for the horizon with nothing but the open road beneath your wheels and scenic New Zealand all around you. Tour these magnificent islands at your own pace, stopping off where and when you want to create your perfect itinerary and get the most out of this beautiful country. From bustling Auckland to the idyllic Bay of Islands and volcanic Rotorua to the rugged Mount Cook region, it’ll be the journey of a lifetime.

YOU R IT INER A RY TOUR DURATION: 21 nights

Auckland: 1 night h Bay of Islands: 3 nights Coromandel: 2 nights h Rotorua: 2 nights h Tongariro: 1 night h Wellington: 1 night h Nelson: 2 nights h Greymouth: 1 night h Glacier Region: 1 night h Queenstown: 2 nights h Te Anau: 1 night h Dunedin: 2 nights h Mt Cook Region: 1 night h Christchurch: 1 night h h

DAY 1 h Arrive in Auckland and collect your rental car.

During the day, perhaps take the opportunity to take a stroll through the harbour from which Auckland got its nickname the ‘City of Sails’. Visit the Sky Tower or the Auckland Art Gallery. DAY 2 h This morning continue your journey along the

Hibiscus Coast from Auckland to the Bay of Islands where you will spend the next three nights. During your time in the Bay of Islands, try your hand at big game fishing, sailing or take a dolphin cruise. Visit the nearby Waitangi Treaty Grounds for an insight into New Zealands’ history, stroll around historic Russell, New Zealand’s first capital and visit Cape Brett, renowned for its lighthouse and the ‘Hole in the Rock’. You can also enjoy sea-kayaking, a trip to the culturally significant Cape Reinga or a cruise around the secluded bays and beaches (approx. 140 miles).

DAY 5 h Continue your journey to the Coromandel Peninsula, a large swathe of rugged landscape, scarcely populated in its interior but dotted with villages and towns on its coast. The town of Coromandel is known for its arty scene and is an eco-friendly haven surrounded by steep hills covered in tropical rainforest. Visit Hot Spring Beach, take a cruise to one of the little islands nearby or ride the Driving Creek railway through lush rainforest to an artist’s colony. Stay for two nights (approx. 260 miles). DAY 7 h Move on to Rotorua, a geothermal hot spot renowned for its sulphuric smell, geysers, mud pools and therapeutic hot springs. Experience a traditional haka dance performed by Maori warriers, traditional arts and crafts and a Hangi feast. Learn all about Maori culture and explore this intriguing area further (approx. 140 miles). DAY 9 h Today we continue on to Tongariro National Park, the oldest National Park in New Zealand and the fourth in the world. It is a UNESCO mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Site. At the centre of the park are three active volcanoes, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Each of their summits is deemed holy by the local Maori people (approx. 110 miles). DAY 10 h Continue to Wellington, the ‘coolest little capital

in the world’ and perhaps visit the Te Papa National Museum for a history of New Zealand and take the cable car offering stunning vistas across the city and harbour to the botanical gardens (approx. 200 miles).


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MEAL PLAN h No meals are included on the 3 star option,

breakfast is included on Days 1 and 2 on the 4 star option and on Days 3-9 and 12-22 on the 4.5 star option. ACCOMMODATION h A choice of accommodation is on offer from 3 star to boutique properties. SELF DRIVE INCLUDES h Rental car and accommodation of your choice and Interislander ferry crossing the Cook Strait. Rental Car hire includes unlimited mileage and vehicle insurance (excess applies, insurance upgrades offered locally) and GPS rental. NB h Please note this itinerary does not include international flights.

Mt. Cook N.P.

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Milford Sound

Te Anau

Christchurch

Queenstown Dunedin Invercargill

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TA ILOR M A DE & U PGR A DES TAILOR MADE h Don’t forget you that you can tailor make your own self drive holiday by adding extra nights, changing your route or level of accommodation. You can also upgrade your rental car category. Please contact us for details.

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South Island and on the eastern shore of Tasman Bay. Gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson is famed for its arts and crafts and offers visitors the opportunity to go sailing, kayaking and bush walking (approx. 200 miles). DAY 13 h Arise early and embark on a journey through stunning alpine scenery to Greymouth set at the mouth of the Grey River. The largest town in the West Coast region, there is plenty to keep you occupied. You could visit the nearby Shantytown for a recreated golf-rush experience, go quad biking or go-karting, or visit the Mahaki Pounamu Gallery (approx. 280 miles).

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DAY 15 h This morning continue your journey to Queenstown. Also known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ it is the ideal place for some adrenalin pumping activities. Try a jet boat ride, bungee jumping, white water rafting, skiing or mountain biking during your two days in Queenstown. A ride on the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for dinner is a must (approx. 220 miles)! DAY 17 h Arise early and make your way to Te Anau, perched on the eastern shore of the largest lake in South Island, Te Anau Lake. Gateway to the Fiordland National Park, explore this intriguing area including highlights such as the Mirror Lakes, Pop’s Lookout and the Chasm (approx. 110 miles).

DAY 14 h Today, continue on to the Glacier Region, home to

the famous Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Perhaps experience an optional scenic flight over the glacier (weather permitting) or you can kick back and relax in one of the local hot pools (approx. 110 miles).

DAY 18 h Continue to Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’

Best of New Zealand Self-Drive Best of New Zealand Self-Drive Best of New Zealand Self-Drive

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UPGRADES h Never has premium flying been better value for money. See p186-189 for upgrades available along with supplements. COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY h Your thoughts, our know-how. Together we can tailor make your perfect holiday.

DAY 20 h Leave Dunedin for the rugged alpine beauty of the

Aoraki/Mount Cook Region and rejoice in this vast expanse of untouched wilderness. Gaze up at snow capped peaks, glaciers and spot birds, indigenous plants and wildlife within the National Parks borders (approx. 150 miles). DAY 21 h Arrive in Christchurch, the final stop of this epic

tour showcasing the highlights of New Zealand. Take a trip to the botanical gardens, wander through Cathedral Square and simply soak up the laid back atmosphere during your two day stay before returning your rental car and continuing on your onward journey (approx. 180 miles).

and the second largest city on South Island. Perhaps stroll through The Octagon, visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery,

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experience Larnach Castle, or enjoy the serene botanical garden during your two night stay (approx. 180 miles).

Meal Plan

No. of Nights

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01Nov 30Nov

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1879 1869 2049

2035 2515 2049

1715 2219 2049

1289 1349 2455

Peak supplements can apply to any holiday, particularly during the Easter and Christmas period. Please phone or visit www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.

1325 1615 2569

Hotel supplements h See relevant hotel page for board supplements.

meal plan h RO no meals h RB breakfast h HB breakfast and dinner h FB breakfast, lunch and dinner h ALL All Inclusive h MMP mixed meal plan as detailed. kuoni plus h For full conditions see p190-195. FLIGHTS h For full details of flight schedules, including regional options, please see p186-189.

important holiday information h Please read p190-195 before you book your holiday. The price we confirm at the time of booking is the price we guarantee. This includes any increases or reductions to the above prices at that time. Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified may be subject to a reduction or increase. See www.kuoni.co.uk for the best available price.


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Enjoy taking in the sights and sounds of New Zealand as you get off the beaten track and explore at your own pace the way you want to go. Avoid the coach trip crowds and make your own itinerary, all with the comfort of your own space and convenience only having to unpack once. This is fantastic way of exploring the varying landscapes of Aotearoa offering independence and adventure.

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Our motorhome partners Britz Campervans have a variety of motorhomes and 4WD campers to choose from. These comfortable campers and motorhomes can be picked up from and dropped off at a number of cities. The vehicles come fully equipped and the different varieties offer sleeping for 2, 4 or 6 people.

All motorhomes are simple to operate and easy to drive with power steering and air-conditioning. We are pleased to offer a selection of motorhomes and campers (see opposite). The main difference in vehicles is whether they are 2WD or 4WD, their length and passenger capacity.

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Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of travelling in a Britz motorhome or campervan. Choose from numerous campsites and holiday parks throughout New Zealand where you can stop off at leisure when travelling throughout the North and South Islands. Our Personal Travel Experts can help you, suggesting itineraries, providing information on available parks and sites and giving you helpful hints for your time on the road so you can make the most out of your time in New Zealand.

Please note that motorhome and campervan prices with Britz Campervans are available on request through our sales advisors. To ensure we can offer you the best possible rates, our prices operate on a flexible pricing plan based around the availability of your choice of vehicle on the dates you wish to hire. Booking early and outside busy periods can, therefore, dramatically reduce the cost of your hire. Please contact our Australia Personal Travel Experts for further details.


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remote location fees h Vehicle collections and returns

age restrictions h The minimum age for drivers is

vehicle excess h For details please call our Sales team.

in Wellington and Queenstown incur a location fee.

21 years. licence h A full resident country driver’s licence is

required. If your licence is not in an English format, a valid International Drivers licence is also needed. minimum rental h Campervans is 5 days, based on a calendar day. Hires with a collection date between 23 December and 10 January will require a minimum hire of 10 days. security deposit h A security deposit is required which must be paid by credit card with the card holder present. The amount is determined by the Liability Reduction Option selected. This is fully refundable provided the vehicle is returned to the agreed location on the agreed date in clean condition with no damage occurred to the vehicle or a third party property. Any type of prepaid travel card is not acceptable as a means to provide a vehicle security deposit. first night accommodation h Accommodation must be prebooked for your first night in Australia if you’re coming off an international flight. You will pick up your campervan/motorhome the following day. one way fees h One-way rentals are available between all branch locations. There is a one way fee of NZ$300. 2

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u pgr a de Upgrade to the Britz Bonus Pack for approx. NZ$52 per day per vehicle. This includes a Liability Reduction option to reduce your liability from NZ$7,500 to nil, any OneWay fees, Road User Charge Recovery fees, pre-purchase gas whereby you do not need to replenish the gas bottle before returning, picnic table and chairs, baby booster seat, snow chains and a portable heater if required.

k uoni plus EARYLBIRD SAVER h Book at least 120 days in advance

to receive a discount of up to 5% per day per vehicle. Excludes Britz Bonus Pack. Combinable with Long Stay offers, check at time of booking.

v ehicle feat u r es A wide variety of campers and motorhomes are available, here are a hand picked selection. For details on other vehicles please talk to one of our Australia Personal Travel Experts or visit www.kuoni.co.uk. All Britz Campervans and motorhomes feature air-conditioning, power steering, refrigerator, microwave, television, DVD player and stove. Trailblazer – 21 feet, maximum 2 persons Navigator – 23 feet, maximum 4 persons h Frontier – 22 feet, maximum 6 persons h h

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If you wish to explore New Zealand at your own pace, have the flexibility to stay another day, change your route at the last minute and have total freedom, then a motorhome is the right choice for you! There is no better way to discover the landscapes, coastlines and flora and fauna of this diverse land than in a Maui Motorhome.

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Our motorhome partners Maui have a wide range of motorhomes for you to choose from. All vehicles come fully equipped with kitchen equipment and bed linen and have a great reputation for high standards of service and quality.

All motorhomes are simple to operate and easy to drive with power steering. We are pleased to offer a full range of vehicles, the main difference in categories being the varying length and the additional facilities. All Maui and Maui Platinum motorhomes will be automatic and include a toilet and shower.

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You will love the freedom and flexibility of travelling in a motorhome. Distances in New Zealand are on a European scale, with excellent roads, little traffic (apart from peak season between January to March), a network of overnight campgrounds, and Department of Conservation campsites.

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Upgrade to the Premium Package for £43 per day per vehicle. This includes a Liability Reduction option to reduce your liability from NZ$7,500 to nil, any One-Way fees, Road User Charge Recovery fees, pre-purchase gas whereby you do not need to replenish the gas bottle before returning, GPS Navigation System, picnic table and chairs, baby booster seat, snow chains and a portable heater if required.

have held that licence for 12 months. For all rentals, the licence must be in English, or a foreign licence with an English translation or an International Drivers Permit AND an English translation. minimum rental h Minimum rental periods is 5 days except rentals between Dec15 2012 and Jan05 2013 when it is 10 days and for one-way rentals between North and South Islands. first night accommodation h Accommodation must be prebooked for your first night in New Zealand if you’re coming off an international flight. You will pick up your motorhome the following day. vehicle excess h For details call our Sales team.

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01Mar 31Mar

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If you want to experience the sights at your own pace and discover parts of New Zealand that are not visited on coach tours, then a motorhome offers total independence and great flexibility. With the added benefit of only having to unpack once, driving on the left, quality vehicles and a great range of depots, a motorhome is a fun and adventurous way to see New Zealand.

K EA CAM PERS

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Our motorhome partners KEA Campers have a wide range of motorhomes for you to choose from. All vehicles come fully equipped and have a great reputation for high standards of service and quality. KEA Campers vehicles are environmentally friendly, featuring solar panels, renewable materials and the lowest fuel consumption rates of any motorhome rental company in New Zealand, and they are also Green Globe benchmarked, a credit to their sustainable tourism policies.

All motorhomes are simple to operate and easy to drive with and power steering. We are pleased to offer a full range of vehicles, the main difference in categories being the varying length and the additional facilities. Solar power and drinking water filters allow for independent camping.

pl a nning you r rou t e New Zealand is the perfect playground for those that like to travel by motorhome, offering relaxed adventure, complete independence and flexibility on your journey. There is not much traffic on the roads (apart from peak season January to March) and although they can be hilly, they are excellent for driving. There are a huge selection of overnight campgrounds and Department of Conservation campsites.

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Fridge/freezer Gas stove (grill also included in KEA 4 and 6 Berth Deluxe) h Microwave h Sink in kitchen plus washbasin h Hot shower h Flush toilet h Air conditioning and heating in front and rear of vehicle h Radio/CD player h Flat-screen television h DVD player h Portable heater on request h h

Listed below are the lengths and suggested maximum occupancy of our selection of vehicles. We recommend that you check bedding arrangements prior to confirming your reservation.

all rentals, the licence must be in English, or a foreign licence with an English translation or an International Drivers Permit AND an English translation. MINIMUM RENTAL h Minimum rental period is 5 days, except for Dec20-Jan10 when it is 14. SECURITY DEPOSIT h A security deposit of NZ$5000.00 is taken at the time of pick up. An open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation, which is fully refundable provided the vehicle is returned to the agreed location on the agreed date in clean condition with no damage incurred to the vehicle or a third party property. FIRST NIGHT ACCOMMODATION h Accommodation must be prebooked for your first night in New Zealand if you’re coming off an international flight. You will pick up your motorhome the following day. ONE WAY FEES h One way rentals are available between all depot locations at a cost of NZ$350.

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New Zealand Car Hire New Zealand is a perfect destination for the more independent traveller and driving is one of the easiest ways to get around. Ideal for families, friends and couples who enjoy the freedom of the open road, there is much less traffic than we are used to at home, and a real bonus is that New Zealanders drive on the same side of the road as we do. AVIS is Kuoni’s long term rental partner and offers a quality fleet and high standards of service. Select one of the following cars and explore this great country.

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In New Zealand, the basic rental charge includes unlimited mileage, standard motor vehicle insurance and Goods & Services Tax (GST). Standard vehicle excess is NZ$3,000 plus GST for Groups A to E and NZ$3,750 plus GST for Groups F, V, P and W.

All vehicles are subject to a deposit to cover the applicable insurance excess plus a fuel bond. This is payable by credit card at the time of rental. Debit cards are not accepted. The amount of the deposit is not debited at the time of rental. An authority only is taken until the conclusion of the rental, when any applicable charges will be debited.

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E xcess Reduction which reduces excess to $225 + GST Petrol security bond of $150 to be paid at the commencement of the hire h Airport Concession Recovery Fees of NZ$40 plus GST per rental is payable direct to AVIS at time of rental for all rentals starting or finishing at an AVIS airport or ferry location. h Toll road payments, fuel and refuelling service fees are not included. h A late ferry fee of $50 + GST will apply for vehicle collection from a Ferry location after 1830 hours. h h

 one-way fee of NZ$50 plus GST is applicable for all one A way rentals of 7 days or less. h A separate Repositioning daily rate is applicable for rental between Christchurch and Picton or between Wellington and Auckland, and no one way fee is payable. Please contact us for details. h

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AGE h Minimum age for car rental is 21 years of age. LICENCE h All drivers must present a current licence and

have held that licence for 12 months. For all rentals, the licence must be in English, or a foreign licence accompanied by an accurate English translation or an International Drivers Permit. RENTAL PERIOD h Prices are calculated in 24-hour periods, with a minimum hire period of 3 days. ADDITIONAL DRIVERS h There is no charge for additional drivers, but they must present a valid driving licence, as above, at time of rental. UPGRADE OR EXTENSION OF RENTAL h Upgrades or voluntary extension of rentals notified to AVIS at the time of rental will be charged at the local rates and not the Kuoni rates. 4 2

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Toyota Previa or Similar

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Car Type

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No of Doors

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Holden VE SV6 or Similar

Automatic

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Station Wagon

Toyota Highlander or Similar

Automatic

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Automatic

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GO K IW I HOTEL PASSES The Go Kiwi Hotel Passes have been designed specifically for the independent traveller and offer a convenient, flexible and cost effective way to travel through New Zealand.

As the range and location of accommodation is so varied the hotels have been divided into five colour categories. PLATINUM PLUS h Four star superior hotels in

remote locations. Go Kiwi features more than 90 properties in 46 key city and resort locations throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand. You may, of course also choose to prebook your accommodation before you travel to give you peace of mind, especially during peak months (October-March) and school holidays, Christmas and Easter.

PLATINUM h Four star superior hotels located in city and

resort locations. GOLD h Four star hotels with excellent service and facilities. SILVER h Three star hotels with a good range of facilities. BRONZE h Generally three star hotels and motels located in

All properties have been carefully selected for their wide range of locations, good quality facilities (usually including bars and restaurants) and high standards of service. All have television, telephone, heating, tea and coffee making facilities and private bathroom.

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Prices fall into two brackets – Summer/peak season (Oct-Mar) and Winter/off-peak season (Apr-Sep). ► Each voucher is valid for one night’s accommodation and must be purchased before you leave the UK. ► There are no minimum or maximum restrictions on nights spent in a hotel. ► A maximum of three adults and two children under 12 years are allowed per room. ► Each voucher is valid within the grade you have chosen. ► If you wish to upgrade your accommodation you can pay a supplement locally, if you choose to downgrade no refunds are available. ► Cancellations received 24 hours prior to arrival and any no-shows will incur a 100% cancellation fee. ► The summer rate applies year round at all Go Kiwi properties in Tongariro National Park (Mount Ruapehu), Mount Hutt (Methven), Wanaka and Queenstown. ►

BOOKING YOUR PASS

You may leave your vouchers open-dated and make all your reservations overseas using a Toll Free number, however please note that having a voucher does not guarantee availability. During peak periods (approx. OctMar) we recommend that you consider prebooking some or all of your accommodation. Refunds for unused vouchers will only be made on return of the original voucher, less an administration charge. children

One child aged 12 years and under stays free when sharing a room with two adults using existing bedding. Additional children are charged at the extra person rate.

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New Zealand’s North Island has lush pastures, vineyards, rolling hills, dense rainforests, wild coastlines and glorious white beaches; topped off with boiling mud pools and gushing geysers. Old and new mix in port cities like the capital, Wellington, and Auckland; while Napier’s Art Deco splendour is much admired. With this huge variety of landscape and lifestyle, the tours, resorts and adventures we offer give you a truly heady mix of experiences.

some 55 miles off Auckland, is a remote, tranquil and untouched paradise – one of the most unspoilt places you’ll ever find. The ‘safety-valve’ for much of the region’s geothermal activity is around Rotorua, mainly at Whakarewarewa, where Geyser Flat features seven active spouts, with Pohutu – Maori for ‘splash’ – erupting several times daily. The aptly-named Bay of Plenty is fertile, with a most pleasant climate and a totally laid-back lifestyle.

Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, is set on the edge of a stunning harbour surrounded by rolling hills, where residents live in pretty gabled cottages on steep streets. Auckland has a love affair with the sea, hence its nickname, the ‘City of Sails’. Cosmopolitan and easy-going, its high-rise buildings are interspersed with green parks and squares. Great Barrier Island,

The Northland is ‘the land of a thousand beaches’ and a cruise round the Bay of Islands is a scenic joy. Hawkes Bay, with Napier and Spanish-styled Hastings as its major centres, is both exceptional wine country and perfect family entertainment, with Marineland, the Aquarium and Fantasyland being popular attractions.

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flying time h Auckland 24¾ hours

key events h January: ASB Classic Women’s Tennis & Heineken Men’s Open Tennis, Auckland – Strawberries, action and glamour!

time difference h GMT + 12 hours visa info h Visa not required for UK passport holders. climate h The north of New Zealand is subtropical. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC. While these temperatures are the norm, the weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly as cold fronts or tropical cyclones quickly blow in. Because of this, you should be prepared for sudden changes in weather and temperature, particularly if you’re doing outdoor activities.

Feb 14-19: Art Deco Weekend, Napier – Period car displays, air displays, and hundreds of visitors dress up in period clothing. Feel the atmosphere and live the era of Art Deco. September: Whitianga Scallop Festival Coromandel – Indulge in scallop cuisine creations and soak up harbour vistas as some of New Zealand’s best live bands play and celebrity chefs have cook offs. November: Toast Martinborough – Sample, savour and celebrate at Toast Martinborough with premium wines, outstanding food and great music.


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DISCOVER, explore & experience north island

We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

Auck land Cit y Highlights Discover Auckland’s amazing highlights on this mesmerising tour. Journey around the earthquake-scarred south coast to the site of the Wahine Ferry disaster – 51 people died in April 1968 when the vessel sunk in Wellington Harbour. Glimpse South Island’s mountain ranges in the distance and see the pretty coastal houses that perch on rocky hills. From the top of Mount Victoria take in stunning views of the harbour and ascend in the steep cable car for a sweeping panorama. Visit landmarks including the majestic Parliament buildings, famous Beehive, Old St Paul’s Cathedral and Te Papa National Museum as you discover the city’s incredible mix of Maori and European history. Your small group of around six people will travel by luxury vehicle with commentary. Prices from £39pp HALF DAY (A M/PM; INCLU DES MOR NING OR AFT ER NOON T EA AND R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO W ELLINGTON CIT Y HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h h

M artinborough Wine Tasting Taste some of New Zealand’s finest wines on this fantastic tour. Drive through the scenic Hutt Valley, over the Rimutaka Hills and into Martinborough, stopping along the way for lovely views of the countryside. Visit some of Marlborough’s award-winning boutique wineries, nestled in the heart of the Wairarapa wine region between the rugged coast and bushy hills and renowned for their delicious Pinot Noir. You’ll enjoy tastings and have the chance to meet local winemakers, and there’s an optional visit to a boutique brewery or olive processing estate (extra cost). Prices from £179pp FULL DAY; INCLUDES MOR NING TEA, LUNCH AND R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO W ELLINGTON CIT Y HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Auck land Sightseeing with Cruise Spend the morning learning about the city’s fascinating history and discover unique visitor attractions. In the afternoon, come face to face with sharks, massive stingrays and other incredible deep sea creatures at Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World. See New Zealand’s unique wildlife at Auckland Zoo, venture out on the water with a Pride of Auckland Sailing Cruise (extra cost), then finish your tour taking in breathtaking views of Auckland city at the top of Auckland Sky Tower, the southern hemisphere’s tallest building. Prices from £119pp FULL DAY; DA ILY FROM AUCKLAND h h


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Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most famous destinations, with a scent of sulphur in the air, bubbling mud pools and mighty geysers at geothermal hotspots. Te Puia is at the heart of Maori culture and you’ll learn more about the native people at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park with its native flora and fauna, including the iconic Kiwi, and enjoy a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.

This day trip to the mystical glow worm caves starts from either Auckland or Rotorua, so the routes to and from the caves differ. But the glow worm experience is identical – and wonderful. You’ll see thousands of luminescent pinpricks radiating from the unique Waitomo glow worms, as expert guides explain the caves’ historical and geological significance. You’ll be enchanted by the limestone shafts and the stunning Cathedral cavern, then take a unique boat ride through the glow worm grotto.

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Bay of Islands

Hawk es Bay Wine Tasting

Experience the Bay of Islands’ culture and history on this unique tour through spectacular scenery. Journey via historic Kerikeri to Puketi Kauri Forest for a stroll along the boardwalk, continuing past Coopers Beach and Cable Bay to Awanui for morning tea in a typical Kiwi café. Travel along Ninety Mile Beach, stopping to dig for the native shellfish tuatua and spot seals and penguins. Drive along Te Paki quicksand stream before boogy boarding down magnificent dunes, then on to where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet for stunning views from Cape Reinga Lighthouse. After a picnic lunch, visit Ancient Kauri Kingdom in Awanui, where swamp wood dating back up to 50,000 years is crafted into beautiful furniture. Next unwind at the famous Mangonui Fish & Chip Shop, beautifully positioned over a fishing harbour. Prices from £69pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES PACK ED LUNCH AND R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO PA IHI A HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h

Napier is one of the world’s most famous wine regions, particularly renowned for its red wines and chardonnays. This guided tour starts with beautiful views of the city from Bluff Hill lookout before you head to one of Hawke’s Bay’s finest vineyards. Visit New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate, where you’ll learn from guest winemakers and enjoy tastings, a tour and a boutique lunch. Prices from £225pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES LUNCH, MOR NING AND AFT ER NOON T EA AND R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO NAPIER /HAST INGS HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES h h

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A third of New Zealand’s population lives in Auckland - an ever-expanding city with two superb harbours and a thriving waterfront. Known as the ‘City of Sails’ due to the number of yachts frequenting its harbours, the city’s high-rise buildings are interspersed with green-lawned squares, and its cultural diversity creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The Langham, Auckland A spoil-yourself choice in the heart of the city, this elegant hotel has a variety of dining options and offers luxurious comfort and high levels of service.

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in the immediate vicinity. There is a complimentary shuttle to the city centre. Approx. 40 minutes from Auckland airport. Features h Three restaurants offering international cuisine include the SBF Brasserie buffet, Barolo for fine Italian cuisine and the SPE Bar and Restaurant plus The Winery for cocktails and The Langham’s signature afternoon tea. There’s an outdoor heated infinity pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, state-of-the-art fitness centre and the rejuvenating Chuan Spa which builds on oriental traditions. Accommodation h 411 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, internet access, television, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and a luxurious marble bathroom with bath/shower. Classic rooms as above. Executive rooms are more lavishly furnished and are on higher floors. Club rooms, on the top floors, include access to the exclusive Langham Club Lounge which offers complimentary butler service, access to the business centre with broadband internet, breakfast and evening drinks and canapés. Park suites and Executive suites are also available. Meals per night from h Breakfast £25.

The Sebel Suites, Auckland Centrally located on Viaduct Harbour, amidst waterfront restaurants, cafés and Auckland’s shopping district, this all-suite hotel offers contemporary accommodation and spectacular views. Location h Right on vibrant Viaduct Harbour. 45 minutes from Auckland airport. Features h Mecca Restaurant and Bar offers European and Mediterranean

influenced cuisine in a harbour front setting. In-room dining options are available plus many surrounding selected restaurant and cafes offer charge-back facilities to your room. Hotel guest preferred rates are available at nearby fitness facilities. Accommodation h 129 rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, television, internet access, CD player, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and bath/shower, most with balcony. Studios are open plan with kitchenette and city views. City one bedroom suites have a separate bedroom, living/dining area, full kitchen with washing machine and dryer and city views. Marina one bedroom suites and One bedroom deluxe suites with water views are available on request. Meals per night from h Breakfast £18. nb h Minimum stay of 2 nights required between Jun21-24, Oct18-22 and Dec30-Jan01.

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3 nights and receive a NZ$50 hotel voucher per stay. Valid in Marina one bedroom suites and One bedroom deluxe suites between Apr01-Jun20, Jun25-Oct17, Oct23-Dec29 and Jan02-15. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Pullman Auckland With fabulous views of Auckland’s harbour and parks from its elevated position, the Pullman Auckland is a large and lovely hotel, with fine leisure facilities.

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to the harbour front and five minutes to the heart of Auckland. Approx. 45 minutes from Auckland airport. Features h Facilities within the hotel include a restaurant and lobby bar. The spa provides a sanctuary from the outside world. There is also an excellent fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, steamroom and even a heated swimming pool with retractable roof. Accommodation h 347 recently refurbished rooms, each with air-conditioning, telephone, Wi-Fi, television, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower. Superior rooms as above. One bedroom suites have a separate living area whilst Residence superior rooms and suites are located on the Executive floor. Meals per night from h Breakfast £21.

SKYCITY Hotel All the luxuries of a top city hotel, right on the door step to all the facilities and attractions of the SKYCITY, a playground for entertainment and choice. Location h Right in the centre of Auckland, adjacent to the Sky Tower and on the

corner of Victoria and Federal Streets. Approx. 45 minutes from Auckland airport. Features h The heated rooftop pool is ideal for an early morning dip plus there

is a sauna and fitness centre. The 18 bars and restaurants and two casinos at SKYCITY will provide dining and entertainment options to suit all tastes and pockets, from the Noodle Bar to the ‘Orbit’ revolving restaurant at the top of Sky Tower. Accommodation h 340 rooms. The modern and spacious Premium rooms have air-conditioning, television, telephone, PlayStation, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower. Premium harbourview rooms are as above with views of the harbour and Premium suites have a separate living area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £16, half board £39.

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for 1 extra night free. Valid Apr01-Sep30, Dec01-30 2012 and Jan01-31 2013. Hotel offer h Stay a minimum of 2 nights and receive 2 complimentary Sky Tower tickets to the Main Observation Deck. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Paihia is blessed with beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, whilst the Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its rugged landscape. Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland of geysers, volcanic craters and mud pools, as well as fascinating Maori heritage sites.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands, Paihia Surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens in the beautiful Bay of Islands, this beachfront hotel sits within the historic Waitangi Treaty grounds, where the document that founded the nation was signed back in 1840. Location h In the heart of the Bay of Islands, 3¾ hours from Auckland airport. Features h The hotel sits on the beachfront, perfect for a stroll along the sands.

There’s a stunning rock swimming pool and spa pool, plus tennis, mountain bike hire and a complimentary shuttle to downtown Paihia. The aquatic playground of the Bay of Islands offers an array of watersports, and nearby are the charming township of Russell and a golf course. Waitangi Restaurant serves freshly caught seafood, local produce and buffets, Café Bar offers al fresco light meals and drinks in tropical gardens, and Rangatira Room serves à la carte cuisine. Relax with a coffee or cocktail in Waimihi Lounge. Accommodation h 180 rooms, each with television, fridge, minibar, Wi-Fi access and patio or balcony. Standard gardenview rooms overlook the hotel gardens. Superior waterview rooms overlook the sparkling bay. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20.

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Grand Mercure Puka Park, Coromandel Peninsula Set in 25 acres of native bushland in a memorable tree-top setting, Grand Mercure Puka Park features unique private chalets. Separate from the world for a while and live in the sky at this mesmerising mountainside hideaway.

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Historically known for its Kauri logging and gold mining, Coromandel Peninsula’s dramatic coast is fringed with secluded white-sand beaches, one of which the hotel overlooks. Hire a bicycle to explore your stunning surroundings or relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool. There’s also a fitness centre, tennis court, sauna and massage services, as well as a range of watersports and a golf course nearby. Miha Restaurant & Bar serves delectable à la carte cuisine, and guests can relax with a nightcap on aged leather armchairs before the open fireplace. Accommodation h 42 rooms, each with television, minibar and safe. Tree hut chalets are one-room with en suite bathroom and private balcony. Bush chalets are more spacious with a bath and shower. NB h Minimum stay: 2 nights Dec21 2012-Jan03 2013.

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1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Dec31 2012 and Mar01-31 2013. Not combinable with any other offer. FREE ROOM UPGRADE h All stays in a Standard gardenview room will receive a room upgrade to a Superior waterview room subject to availability upon arrival. Valid Apr01-Dec31 2012 and Mar01-31 2013.

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1 extra night free. Valid Apr01Sep30. Not combinable with any other offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive a food and beverage credit of AU$100 once per stay. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Millennium Rotorua Just a brief stroll from the city centre, mystical Lake Rotorua and only minutes from Rotorua’s key tourist attractions, the Millennium Rotorua is a large hotel offering superb standards of accommodation with plentiful leisure facilities on hand after a long day of sightseeing. Location h In the heart of the city opposite the Polynesian Spa with its hot

mineral pool and five minutes from the Rotorua Museum of Art and History. Just 20 minutes from Rotorua airport, 3½ hours drive from Auckland and ten minutes from Te Puia with its mud pools and geysers. Features h Restaurant Nikau with its unique interior design has set standards in innovative cuisine with dinner menus that endorse the uniqueness of New Zealand produce. Other facilities include a bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and Jacuzzi. Accommodation h 227 rooms offering modern comfort with marble bathrooms, air-conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, internet access, television and telephone. Superior rooms are as above, Superior plus lakeview rooms overlook Lake Rotorua and Millenium club rooms come with a range of benefits including a Club lounge. Meals per night from h Breakfast £18, breakfast and lunch £48.

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Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Set on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua amid pretty parkland, this Novotel hotel blends a fantastic location with indulgent facilities – the perfect base from which to explore your magical geothermal surroundings. Location h Beside Lake Rotorua in central North Island, 20 minutes from Rotorua Airport. Features h Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness

centre, beauty salon and In Balance Spa, which offers luxurious treatments. The hotel also offers free parking for guests. Located opposite the main building is the hotel’s cultural centre Matariki, where guests can discover Maori history and traditions at a cultural show and dinner. Atlas Café Restaurant serves sophisticated à la carte and buffet cuisine, while Clarke’s Bar offers cocktails, local beers and big-screen entertainment and sport. At adjacent sister hotel Ibis Rotorua you’ll also find iRestaurant & Bar. Accommodation h 199 rooms, each with air-conditioning, lake or city views, television, minibar and safe. Standard rooms are as described. Lakeview rooms have views of the lake. King suites have Jacuzzi bath and separate living area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £18.

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1 extra night free. Not combinable with any other offer. FREE ROOM UPGRADE h All stays in a Superior room will receive a room upgrade to a Superior plus lakeview room subject to availability upon arrival. Not combinable with any other offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay 3 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast for 2 people. Not combinable with any other offer.

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Napier is famed for its beautiful 1930’s Art Deco architecture and Tangariro National Park is a mixed natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, enjoys a picturesque harbour setting with a panoramic hilly backdrop.

Scenic Hotel Te Pania, Napier With its unique curved shape mirroring the line of the Hawke’s Bay coastline, this waterfront hotel offers stunning ocean views and is just a short stroll from the Art Deco style city centre. Location h On Marine Parade, a few minutes walking distance from the city centre

and a range of bars, restaurants, cafés, shops and local attractions including the National Aquarium of New Zealand and art galleries. Opposite the War Memorial Convention Centre, two hours from Taupo and three hours from Rotorua. Features h Sample local food and a range of wine from this famous region in The Exchange Bar & Brasserie which offers indoor or al fresco dining. Enjoy complimentary access to the Ocean Spa gym situated just across the road. Ideally located for nature-lovers keen to explore the natural beauty of Cape Kidnappers and its gannet colonies. Accommodation h This contemporary style hotel offers 109 modern rooms and suites with seaviews and air-conditioning. Superior rooms interconnect to form spacious Family rooms, which can sleep up to six people. One or two bedroom suites on the top floor feature separate bathrooms and living areas. Meals per night from h Breakfast £21.

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Bayview Chateau Tongariro Hotel, Mt Ruapehu This statuesque hotel is one of New Zealand’s most historic. Nestled at the foot of majestic Mount Ruapehu with a volcanic alpine playground on the doorstep, prepare yourself for an extraordinary and spirited experience. Location h In Tongariro National Park, a dual listed World Heritage area, 4½ hours from Auckland airport and an hour from Taupo airport. Features h Catch a film

at the in-house cinema and enjoy the hot plunge pool, sauna and fitness room. The hotel is home to New Zealand’s highest 9-hole golf course and ski slopes run seasonally. The Tongariro River and Great Lake Taupo are famous for trout fishing – even the Queen Mother cast a line here! The Signature restaurant Ruapehu serves delicious Pacific Rim cuisine. Accommodation h 106 rooms, all with television and minibar. Standard rooms are as described. Superior rooms have golf course or national park views and separate bathroom with spa bath, shower and under-floor heating. Executive spa suites have a gas fireplace. The McLaren suite has mountain and national park views and separate living area. The Te heu heu suite has a lounge with open fireplace, guest bathroom and kitchen area. Premium family rooms sleep up to four people. Meals per night from h Breakfast £16.

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Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay Situated on Wellington’s premier street address, Oriental Parade, overlooking the harbour; a fantastic base from which to explore this great city. Location h In a prime position overlooking one of the most beautiful harbours

in the world, right on the waterfront. Ten minutes walk from the city’s shopping and commercial centre, and 20 minutes from Wellington airport or ferry terminal. Features h One80° Restaurant on the 7th floor is a great dining experience, complemented by stunning harbour views, and the cocktail bar is perfect for a drink or snack. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool. Accommodation h 118 rooms, each with television, telephone, internet access, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath/shower and balcony. Standard rooms are as described. Superior rooms have superior furnishings and have a bath with separate shower. Superior plus rooms are more spacious. Meals per night from h Breakfast £19.

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Ibis Wellington Recently the subject of a multi-million dollar refurbishment, this inviting hotel is right in the heart of the city. With its emphasis on sleek modernity, it showcases the best in good value hospitality. Location h In downtown Wellington, within walking distance from the train station

and 20 minutes from Wellington airport. The Government Buildings, Westpac Stadium and New Zealand’s national museum are all on your doorstep. Features h Vivant Restaurant offers a wide à la carte menu to suit all tastes, or enjoy a hot snack while relaxing at any time of the day or night at the 24-hour bar. A full self service business centre means you can keep in touch with home at any time. Accommodation h The 200 guest rooms have been stylishly redesigned with an emphasis on space and movement. All offer the very finest in high tech connectivity, with the capacity to connect laptops, cameras and game consoles, as well as flatscreen televisions, high comfort beds and functional modern bathrooms. Meals per night from h Breakfast £14, half board £33.

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extra night free. Valid Apr01Sep30 and Dec01 2012-Jan31 2013. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive complimentary daily breakfast. Valid Oct01-Nov30 2012 and Feb01-Mar31 2013. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Dramatic mountains, snowfields and glaciers of the South Island sweep down to mysterious fiords carved deep into the coastline. From silvery beaches, through great sweeps of pastureland to Mount Cook, the country’s highest mountain, it’s big scenery. With about 65 wineries, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest winemaking region. Get to know the distinctive, herbaceous Sauvignon Blancs and delicious bubblies and walk them off with some excellent hill and coastal trails. Go whale-watching from tiny Kaikoura, hearing a whale’s massive exhalation of breath and seeing those giant flukes is something you’ll never forget. The TranzAlpine rail journey is one of the world’s most scenic, linking the quaint streets of Christchurch to the South Island’s wild west coast that is also

home to the magnificent Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. Both are unusual in that they descend right from the peaks of the Southern Alps to just 300 metres above sea level. Queenstown nestles on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by mountains. It’s the adrenalin destination of choice, with bungee jumping, jetboating, canyon swinging, whitewater rafting and heli-skiing never too far away. Enjoy your adventure among a breathtaking panorama or just chill out and explore the magnificent scenery. Spectacular Fiordland National Park has a good share of the true fiords on the globe. Cruising Milford Sound and the intriguinglynamed Doubtful Sound are very special experiences – in either a steamer or a kayak.

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flying time h Christchurch 26 hours

key events h January: World Buskers Festival, Christchurch – A spectacular line-up of circus, street and comedic talent.

time difference h GMT + 12 hours visa info h Visa not required for UK passport holders. climate h The south of New Zealand is largely temperate. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC and the west coast is also significantly wetter than the east coast. While these temperatures are the norm, the weather in New Zealand can change unexpectedly as cold fronts or tropical cyclones quickly blow in. Because of this, you should be prepared for sudden changes in weather and temperature, particularly if doing outdoor activities.

Feb 11: Marlborough Wine Festival – New Zealand’s longest running and most successful wine festival. Mar 15-25: Dunedin Fringe Festival – An annual festival of innovative and experimental art by emerging and established artists. Jun 22-Jul 01: Queenstown Winter Festival – It’s a 10-day celebration of Queenstown’s unique culture and community with street parties and fireworks.


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DISCOVER, explore & experience sou th island We’ve searched the globe for Kuoni Authentic Experiences and here is just a small selection of what we offer. Add on experiences when booking your holiday to create perfect travel moments.

Heli Hike, Fr anz Josef Glacier Franz Josef Glacier, found in the stunning Westland National Park, is one of the most spectacular yet accessible glaciers in the world. Combine an awesome scenic helicopter flight over the glacier with a unique guided walk among the ice caves and pinnacles of this pristine alpine environment. You’ll see the extraordinary colours of the ice-flow from above and then up close, an unforgettable experience. Prices from £215pp HALF DAY; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES FROM FR ANZ JOSEF h h

Lord of the R ings Tour Spend a magical day visiting recognisable locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy around Queenstown and into the valleys beyond. This ‘safari of the scenes’ stops at breathtaking viewpoints along the way, passing Glenorchy and following the Dart River to Isengard with stunning views of Mount Earnslaw. Drive to Paradise for the Forest of Lothlorien and 12 Mile Delta to explore Ithilien Camp. X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian were also filmed around here. Prices from £85pp h HALF DAY; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES FROM QU EeNSTOWN h

Dolphin Swim, Ak aroa The quaint seaside village of Akaroa is the only place on earth where you can swim with one of the world’s smallest, rarest dolphins – the endangered Hector’s or New Zealand dolphin. Board a jet-powered catamaran and enter the water to swim with these incredible creatures, which are grey with black and white markings. After your magical encounter with the dolphins enjoy a hot shower before returning to dry land. Don’t forget to bring a towel and swimsuit, sun block, sunglasses, hat, camera and warm clothes.

Whale Watch, K aikour a Kaikoura is a special place of lush pastures and towering, snow covered peaks that fall to the sea. This rare magic continues just offshore where a deep undersea canyon combines with unusual sea currents to attract an extraordinary abundance of marine life. Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant sperm whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. You may encounter fur seals and pods of dusky dolphins. Depending on the season you may also see migrating humpback whales, pilot whales, blue whales and maybe even an orca! Prices from £79pp HALF DAY; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES FROM K A IKOU R A h

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Board the ferry for a one-hour crossing from Bluff to Stewart Island or the ‘Isle of Glowing Skies’, a stunning haven of dense forest, golden beaches, bays and inlets that’s home to New Zealand’s newest national park, Rakiura. Take a tour of the island’s villages and bays, with optional extras including a visit to a museum or the DOC Visitor Centre. Next enjoy a Paterson Inlet cruise, which includes a guided walk on Ulva Island. Other optional extras include renting a car or mountain bike or taking a short forest walk. Later board the ferry back to bluff.

Explore Marlborough’s world famous wineries on this magical tour through the province. You’ll sample wine, olive oil and gourmet food as you visit a selection of vineyards and tour wonderful local sights. Marlborough is particularly renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc and also produces other wines including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Prices from £45pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO PICTON HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise Did the mythical god Tu Te Raki Whanoa create this immense fiord landscape with a magical tool? Cruising Milford Sound, with its mountains rising straight out of the sea, luxuriant rainforest clinging to sheer rock faces and waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet to the sea below, you might think so. As you journey the entire length of this dramatic fiord, keep a lookout for wildlife – a seal basking on a rock gives scale to photos. h h

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Drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside until you reach Pearl Harbour in Manapouri. Board your vessel and journey across the waters of Lake Manapouri to West Arm. Travel across Wilmot Pass through thick rainforest, stopping along the way to look at plants and beautiful scenery. Arriving at Deep Cove, board a catamaran for a three-hour commentated cruise around stunning Doubtful Sound passing cascading waterfalls, lush rainforest and dramatic mountains. You might be lucky enough to spot fur seals, bottlenose dolphins and rare Fiordland crested penguins. On your return trip, the engines will be switched off so you can hear the ‘Sound of Silence’. Your experience ends with an optional visit to Manapouri Underground Power Station (extra cost; subject to availability). Prices from £119pp FULL DAY; INCLU DES R ETU R N T R ANSFER S TO QU EENSTOWN HOT ELS; DA ILY DEPA RTU R ES

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Nature lovers should head to Marlborough Sounds and the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. The beautiful ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch is home to 19th Century buildings, contemporary galleries, laneside eateries and extensive open parks, whilst the seaside town of Kaikoura has coastal waters home to albatross, dusky dolphins and whales.

Awaroa Lodge, Abel Tasman National Park

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Nestled in stunning surrounds, at Awaroa Lodge you can discover the perfect fusion of contemporary style, comfort and hospitality. It’s a tranquil and secluded base from which to explore the wonderful Abel Tasman National Park. Location h At the northern end of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park just one hour from the airport. Features h Awaroa Lodge is the perfect escape for those looking to enjoy outdoor pursuits. Visit the wetlands, explore the area on bush walks and sea kayaking trips or just relax on the beach. There is a large restaurant serving local cuisine including seasonal vegetables from the gardens, organic produce and a great array of seafood. There is also freshly baked breads in the cafe and a bar. Accommodation h 26 rooms, each with outdoor deck area, tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. Standard rooms enjoy a beautiful location and ecofriendly credentials. Superior suites overlook wetland or native bush and Family rooms are open plan with a mezzanine level and lounge.

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Portage Resort Hotel, Marlborough Sounds Offering an eco-friendly environment in the midst of Marlborough Sounds, the Portage Resort Hotel combines comfort with wonderful service to allow you to relax, at one with nature, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Location h Set in a wide and tranquil bay with spectacular views of Kenepuru Sound, guests are within easy reach of the attractions of Marlborough and the Marlborough Sounds and are 1½ hours from the airport. Features h Enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool, or get your adrenalin pumping with a work out in the gym before relaxing in the spa. Indulge in a nightcap at RETROBAR or enjoy the culinary delights of Te Weka Restaurant, Snappers Café and the Kenepuru Store. Te Weka offers contemporary cuisine, Snappers is ideal for those looking for a more relaxed environment and the Kenpuru store offers fabulous home made pies and breads. Accommodation h There are 41 rooms in total each offering a telephone, television, internet access, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Kowhai Lodge rooms have outdoor tables and chairs. Kenepuru spa rooms have a garden sitting area, Jacuzzi bath and sliding windows with a view across the Sounds. Hillside rooms sleep up to six people and have decks or sunrooms and large sliding windows. Meals per night from h Breakfast £25.

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Location h Set upon limestone cliffs above Kaikoura just a few minutes walk to local attractions and 2½ hours from the airport. Features h The property

has a viewing deck at the front of the building where guests can congregate for morning breakfast (on arrangement otherwise breakfast will be served in room) and in the evening. There is also a hot tub for guests’ use which is available from 7am to 9:30pm. Accommodation h There are six rooms combining classic and contemporary design with an array of amenities including a television, DVD player, mini-fridge, ceiling fan, heating and tea and coffee making facilities. Garden rooms are either situated in the gardens or main building and have their own private deck. Oceanview rooms have private balcony or deck, small seating area and bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bath.

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Chateau on the Park, Christchurch

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£43 per person per night Nestled in five acres of serene gardens beside beautiful Hagley Park, Chateau on the Park is a tranquil escape offering a comfortable setting from which to explore all of Christchurch’s attractions. Location h Close to an array of exciting opportunities within Christchurch and in a

beautiful natural setting beside Hagley Park, 15 minutes from Christchurch airport. Features h Relax in The Garden Court Brasserie and enjoy international cuisine

in a light and airy setting overlooking the moat and lush gardens. With dark wood panelling and an open fire, Den Bar is the ideal place to enjoy some fruity cocktails, snacks or a light meal. There is also a spa, gym, swimming pool and putting green, plus bikes, tennis racquets and PlayStations for hire. Accommodation h Each of the 192 rooms is equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, internet access, refrigerator, minibar, air-conditioning, telephone and television. Deluxe rooms are more luxurious. Premier rooms are more spacious and overlook the gardens. Suites have separate living area. Meals per night from h Breakfast £16.

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Two of New Zealand’s most imposing natural wonders, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are some of the most impressive and accessible glaciers in the world. The attractive lakeside town of Te Anau is the departure point for the ‘must see’ Fiordland National Park, Queenstown is New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ and visit Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ for breathtaking views.

Franz Josef Glacier Country Retreat

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£89 per person per night Overlooking beautiful grounds, this home away from home strives to make all its guests feel like part of the family. It is a wonderful retreat from which to enjoy this stunning region in all its glory.

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Location h Just five minutes from Franz Joseph Village, the centre of the Glacier Region and 4¾ hours from Christchurch airport. Features h With an intimate

atmosphere permeating the retreat, take your meals in a beautifully set dining room or enjoy Devonshire teas, coffees and home baking in the café. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds, a barbecue or relax in the large lounge with open fire. Accommodation h There are 12 Pioneer rooms each individually named and styled after a local pioneer family. Each room comes equipped with a television, DVD player, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, internet access, minibar, central heating, balcony and historic memorabilia.

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Kingsgate Hotel, Te Anau

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£33 per person per night Located on the shores of Lake Te Anau, this comfortable and friendly hotel is a great value option and an ideal base for travellers keen to explore the majestic beauty of Milford Sound and other natural wonders in the region. Location h A five minute walk from the lake and just ten minutes from the village

centre. Two hours from Queenstown, two hours from Milford Sound and 40 minutes from Manapouri airport. Features h Enjoy breakfast and dinner at the à la carte Bluestone Restaurant and Bar which features a purpose built, live crayfish tank (in season) and offers magnificent lake and mountain views. Take in the breathtaking scenery of the region, a World Heritage site and the ‘Walking Capital of the World’ by following the acclaimed Milford, Routeburn and Kepler tracks. Accommodation h 105 rooms featuring an en suite bathroom, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. Standard rooms as above. Meals per night from h Breakfast £18, half board £48.

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Mercure Queenstown Resort Mercure Queenstown Resort features spectacular views over the Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains and offers a comfortable and stylish base from which to enjoy all this beautiful city has to offer. Location h On the outskirts of Queenstown, close to a range of local amenities and just 20 minutes from Queenstown airport. Features h Rises Restaurant

offers hearty breakfast fare including English, American and Asian cuisine, whilst Vista Restaurant offers á la carte dining with beautiful views of the sunset, the Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakatipu. There is also a seasonal swimming pool, sauna, gym and lounge bar. Accommodation h There are 148 rooms overlooking either the lake or garden, offering the perfect place to relax after a busy day. Each comes equipped with television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and internet access. Gardenview are as above with views of the garden whilst Lakeview look out over the lake. Meals per night from h Breakfast £15.

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Heritage Queenstown On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with glorious views of the Remarkables range, the Heritage is the ultimate alpine retreat ideal for those seeking comfort and adventure in this unique resort. Location h A scenic setting just outside Queenstown, with uninterrupted lake

views, and a shuttle bus to the town centre. 20 minutes from Queenstown airport or four hours drive from Dunedin. Features h Facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room. Mackenzies Restaurant & Bar offers fantastic service and exceptional cuisine with open fires in the winter and al fresco dining in the summer. Accommodation h Deluxe rooms feature a minibar, television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, separate bath and shower, CD player and internet access. Deluxe lakeview rooms have lake views. Studio one bedroom lakeview suites have kitchenette facilities, open-plan living and dining area, and private balcony with outdoor furniture. Meals per night from h Breakfast £20, half board £58.

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Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, Dunedin

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minimum of 3 nights and receive a complimentary room upgrade to a Lakeview room subject to availability. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of Champagne and a room upgrade subject to availability. Not combinable with any other offer. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£59 per person per night Dating back to 1883 and located near the bustling city centre, the Scenic blends historic charm with modern comforts. Explore Dunedin’s rich Victorian architecture and see its famous nearby penguin and seal colonies. Location h Close to the heart of cultural Dunedin, New Zealand’s oldest city.

Three hours from Invercargill airport, 4 hours from Queenstown and 5 hours from Christchurch. Features h The hotel is located near historic Dunedin’s shops, theatres and local attractions include Speight’s Brewery, Otago Settlers Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. Back at the hotel enjoy the fitness centre and casino. There are also two relaxing bars and three restaurants – tuck into breakfast at Carlton, feast on local specialities at Ports O’Call Grill and order casual fare at Café D’Oro. Accommodation h 178 rooms, each with television, fridge, and minibar. Superior rooms have air-conditioning and a private bathroom with bath/shower. Meals per night from h Breakfast £21.

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Discover the South Pacific... Do you dream about relaxing on a perfect little island with a sparkling blue lagoon and beautiful beaches? The South Pacific is home to around 20,000 islands, and we’ve picked our favourites for a holiday in paradise. Fiji has two main islands and around 300 more, so it’s absolutely perfect for island-hopping or simply relaxing on white beaches, gazing over a blue sea and up at green mountains. If French is the language of love, then French Polynesia’s Tahiti is the island of love. It could hardly be more romantic, with incredible hotels, delicious food and wonderful scenery. Papeete’s lagoon is edged by excellent hotels and spas; and the lagoon on the island of Bora Bora is an exquisite wonder, overlooked by luxury resorts. All you need to do now is live the dream with us, using the personal knowledge and experience of our South Pacific Personal Travel Experts. Their insights into where you want to go will help you book the holiday of a lifetime with Kuoni.

Our Personal Travel Experts suggest: First time to the south pacific?

The path less travelled

If it’s your first time to the South Pacific, you could enjoy an All Inclusive beach holiday in Fiji, or relax in sublime luxury on the beautiful island of Bora Bora. Choosing a simple hotel and flight combination is a clear plan and you can easily add on experiences to make it more personal.

So, you’ve been to the South Pacific before and now you want to try something different; to find all those cultural and scenic gems just waiting to be discovered. If this sounds like you, try Taha’a, with its traditional local farmers growing watermelons and vanilla; or the incredible underwater world of Fiji’s magical Mamanuca Islands. With our tailor made service, you can tell us your ideas, your travel dreams, and together we’ll create your perfect holiday.

Are you a free spirit?

Where do you want to go and what do you want to do? Our Kuoni Personal Travel Experts are ready to tailor make a holiday from scratch. We’ll help you mix and match destinations, flights, hotels and experiences across the planet. Your perfect holiday will spring to life.


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A beautiful string if idyllic islands, the magical Mamanuca’s are home to some of Fiji’s finest holiday retreats.

One of the most stunning islands in the world, Bora Bora sparkles with an unbelievable beauty.

Taha’a, the ‘Vanilla Isle’, is an undiscovered jewel with perfect beaches and a turquoise lagoon.

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MARQUESAS ISLANDS

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SAMOA ISLANDS

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TONGA LOYALTY ISLANDS

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COOK ISLANDS RAROTONGA

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V it i Lev u, fiji Fiji’s main island, you’ll find a 30-mile stretch of golden sand and reef on the island’s Coral Coast.

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Described as one of the most beautiful places on earth, relax on the white sand admiring craggy mountains rising from the lagoon.

Tahiti’s capital, Papeete has a stunning narrow lagoon, colourful market, museums, golf and fantastic beaches.


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Bula and welcome to Fiji - an exotic melting pot of cultures and traditions, home to pristine beaches and lush, tropical hinterland. Viti Levu, the largest island, boasts the Coral Coast – a 30 mile stretch of golden sands and fringing reef, while the smaller Fiji Islands each have their own incredible beauty, offering the inquisitive visitor a genuine and truly memorable experience.

Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa On the picturesque Coral Coast of Viti Levu, by a stretch of brilliant gold sand, enjoy a combination of luxurious comforts, genuine warmth and exotic island pleasures at the Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa.

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Location h Oceanfront on the south coast of the main island, one and a half hours from the airport. Features h Seven bars and five restaurants provide varied dining

including Italian, Japanese and seafood specialities, regular beach barbecues with traditional Polynesian dancing, and a weekly ‘Lovo’ – traditional Fijian feast. The hotel has a seafront swimming pool and children’s splash pool, a relaxing Spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, mountain bike hire to explore the island, and children’s club activities to keep the youngsters happily entertained. Accommodation h 250 rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower, and a balcony or terrace. Gardenview rooms as above. Oceanview rooms have superb views of the sea. Warwick Vusu rooms are located at the top of the Suva Wing and are adults only. Meals per night from h Full board £33, All Inclusive £77.

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FREE NIGHTS h Stay 4 nights for 2

All meals, local beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, unlimited ice cream h A selection of activities and entertainment.

extra nights free incl. breakfast. Valid Apr11-Mar31. Valid in Gardenview rooms and Oceanview rooms. Stay 2 nights for 1 extra night free with 1 complimentary themed buffet dinner. Valid Apr01Dec22 2012 and Jan11-Mar31 2013. Stay 5 nights for 2 extra nights free. Valid Apr01-Dec22 2012 and Jan11-Mar31 2013. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket upon arrival. Valid Apr01 2012-Mar31 2013. Combinable with Free Night offer. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji A blissful sweep of pale sand hems the 40 acres of tall palms and lush tropical gardens of this popular resort, with one of the largest swimming pools in the South Pacific.

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Location h On the south coast of Viti Levu, the main island, one hour from the airport. Features h Facilities include a huge swimming pool, Bebe spa with

breathtaking views, fitness centre, watersports, tennis courts, golf training facility, and a kids’ club. There are four restaurants and five bars, and a Wedding Chapel with panoramic vistas. Accommodation h 207 rooms and 47 bures (thatched bungalows). All have air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, telephone, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, bath and shower. Superior resortview rooms overlook the grounds. Deluxe oceanview rooms are on higher floors with sea views. Plantation bures are sprinkled in the gardens. Ocean breeze bures are close to the beach. There is also a One bedroom ocean breeze suite which has a separate living area. Beachfront bures are right on the beach, and available on request. Guests in a bure or Deluxe oceanview rooms receive VIP Talai Butler service, which includes daily complimentary Champagne and canapés. Meals per night from h Room and breakfast £19, Full board £60.

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2 for 1 available on spa treatment. Valid Apr01 2012-Mar31 2013. Minimum stay of 4 consecutive nights. Combinable with Free Night offer only.

nights for 1, 2 or 3 extra nights free respectively. Valid Mar11Dec23 2012 and Jan11-Mar31 2013. CHILD OFFER h Children under the age of 12, eat free when sharing the same room as their parents. Minimum stay of 4 nights required. Combinable with free nights. FAMILY OFFER h Receive a complimentary interconnecting room when booking a One bedroom ocean breeze suite. Combinable with Free Nights and Child Offer. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Sonaisali Island Resort A friendly resort offering a true island escape where guests are assured of warm Fijian hospitality and a wealth of facilities to fill up your day. A popular choice for Kuoni clients.

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Location h On a small private offshore Fijian island, 400 yards from the mainland of Viti Levu. A three minute boat transfer (operates 24 hours). Features h There is a

choice of restaurants and bars, a spa and a freeform swimming pool. Complimentary watersports include hobie-cats, paddleboats, windsurfing, canoeing and one free scuba lesson in the pool per stay. Many other activities are also available. Accommodation h 123 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, shower, balcony or terrace and ocean views. Beachfront hotel rooms are just a short stroll to the beach. Oceanview bures are larger individual bungalows, with bath and superior furnishings. Beachfront spa bures have a Jacuzzi on a wide timber deck overlooking the ocean. Meals per night from h Full board ÂŁ37.

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FREE NIGHTS h Stay 2 nights for 1

Stay 2 nights and receive 1 extra night free with a sunset cruise and additional complimentary activities. Valid Apr22-Dec23.

extra night free. Valid Apr22Dec23 2012 and Jan18-Mar31 2013. Stay 4 nights for 2 extra nights free. Valid Apr01-21 and Dec24-31. All free nights valid in Beachfront hotel rooms, Oceanview bures and Beachfront spa bures. All free night offers include complimentary daily breakfast. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples staying a minimum of 3 nights will receive complimentary fruit basket and a bottle of sparkling wine. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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ÂŁ94 per person per night Based on Beachfront hotel room including breakfast. Single supplement available on request.


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Tokoriki Island Resort An escapist idyll for discerning travellers, Tokoriki is nestled on a secluded island in the Mamanuca Group. Lush with palms and tropical flowers, it also has a gorgeous white sand beach. Location h The northernmost island in the Mamanuca group, Tokoriki is 1¼ hours by launch from Fiji’s main island or 15 minutes by helicopter or seaplane. Features h A whole host of complimentary activities include tennis, hiking and volleyball, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. Scuba diving, fishing and island hopping can be arranged (payable locally), and you could book a boatman to take you (and a sumptuous picnic) to a private beach or enjoy a sublime treatment in the Spa. The resort has a beautiful pool, bar and restaurant, with seafood specialities, candlelit dinners for two, individual private dining decks overlooking the ocean and regular cultural performances. Accommodation h 34 bures and villas, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, kingsize bed, fridge, tea and coffee facilities, indoor/ outdoor hot and cold shower and terrace overlooking the ocean. Deluxe beach bures have direct access to the sand. Sunset pool villas have a large terrace, cabana and private plunge pool. Meals per night from h Full board £80. NB h Children under 12 years are not accepted. Minimum stay: 5 nights between Dec21-Jan05 2013.

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The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa This luxury resort is the ideal choice for a lively break in the Pacific, with a wealth of facilities of its own plus the option to use the facilities of the adjacent Sheraton Denarau Villas and Sheraton Fiji Resort.

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course, tennis courts, watersports and the indulgent Heavenly Spa. There is a private island too with white sand beaches, just a five minute boat ride away. The resort has four restaurants, two bars and a lounge. Accommodation h 273 rooms with air-conditioning, telephone, flat-screen television, tea and coffee making facilities and a terrace. Deluxe tropical garden rooms have views over the landscaped gardens, whilst the Oceanview rooms have picturesque views of the sparkling ocean. Oceanfront rooms have immediate access to the beach and face the ocean. Oceanfront, Royal, Regent and Two bedroom oceanfront suites are also available.

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Receive a 30 minute couples spa treatment. Minimum stay 4 nights. Combinable with Honeymoon offer only.

minimum 5 nights will receive a FJD250 food and beverage voucher. Valid Apr01-May31, Dec01-14 2012 and Jan16-Mar31. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a gift basket. Minimum stay of 3 nights required. SPA OFFER h Stay a minimum of 5 nights and receive a complimentary FJD250 spa voucher. Valid Jan01-May30 2012. Not combinable with any other offer. FREE TRANSFERS h Stays of 7 nights or more will receive complimentary return helicopter airport transfers. Valid Jan01-May31, Dec01Dec14. Not combinable with Honeymoon Offer.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£187 per person per night Based on Deluxe beach bure excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

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Enjoy a sundowner in the exotic Meke Lounge with its unforgettable sunset views and the Westin’s signature torch-lighting ceremony.

1 or 2 extra nights free. Valid Nov01-Dec27 2012 and Jan06Mar28 2013. Stay 4 nights for 1 extra night free. Valid Apr22Jun22, Jul15-Sep21 and Oct07Nov04. Combinable with Honeymoon Offer only. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. CHILD OFFER h Children aged under the age of 12 will receive complimentary daily breakfast when sharing a room with at least 1 adult. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£101 per person per night Based on Deluxe tropical garden room including breakfast. Single supplement available on request.


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The effortlessly elegant Likuliku, meaning ‘calm waters’, perfectly captures Fiji’s natural charm and style and complements them with modern touches, laid back luxury, warm hospitality and the only overwater bures in Fiji. A charming secluded hideaway, perfect for a romantic break. Location h On Malolo Island, between one to two hours by boat or ten minutes by seaplane from Nadi. Features h There is an infinity-edge pool, the Tatadra Spa which means ‘House of Dreams’ and a host of activities including complimentary non motorised watersports. The dining concept changes daily in a mini-Degustation style plus there are themed evenings showcasing local elements. There are two bars including one on the arrival island right in the middle of the Lagoon, perfect for a sunset cocktail. Accommodation h 45 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, music system CD/DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi and telephone. Beachfront bures and Garden beachfront bures have a spacious deck, outdoor daybed and bathroom with outdoor shower. Deluxe beachfront bures also have a private plunge pool. Overwater bures are built over the lagoon, with bathing pavilion and direct access into the water. NB h Minimum stay: 3 nights Dec15-Jan06 2013. Children under 17 are not accepted.

will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit platter. FREE TRANSFERS h Stays of 7 nights or more will receive complimentary return helicopter airport transfers. Valid Apr01-Dec14 2012 and Jan07Mar31 2013 in Beachfront bures, Deluxe beachfront bures and Overwater bures only. Combinable with Honeymoon Offer only. HOTEL OFFER h All stays of a minimum 5 nights, will receive a FJD500 voucher to use for spa treatments or activities. Valid Nov01-Dec14 2012 and Jan07-Mar31 2013.

K uoni exclusiv e Complimentary scheduled return boat transfers. Minimum stay 5 nights. Only combinable with Honeymoon Offer.

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Tadrai Island Resort

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Location h On stunning Mana Island in the Mamanuca group, 14 minute helicopter ride from Nani International Airport. Features h This secluded resort really is a slice

of paradise. Laze on one of three private powdery beaches or relax by the pool as your personal butler brings you a cocktail. Savour heavenly alfresco spa treatments. Go sea kayaking, hobie cat sailing, fishing and surfing on the silky water, or dip below the surface on a thrilling scuba dive. The signature restaurant serves freshly caught local seafood, and guests can also indulge in in-room dining with a private chef or a romantic picnic. Watch the sun set in a haze of colour over a nightcap. Accommodation h Five thatched villas sit in a cove fringed by swaying palms, each with air-conditioning, private plunge pool, elevated deck, tropical outdoor shower, iPad, Wi-Fi, personal wine fridge, flatscreen television and DVD library. Selena Cove villas as described.

Per fect Mom en t Wake up in the morning in your overwater bure to the sun glistening off the calm waters into your room, knowing that this will be the first thing you see every morning for the next few days. Heaven!

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£277 per person per night Based on Garden beachfront bure including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Single supplement available on request.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner from the à la carte menu or alternatively dishes may be tailor made to your requirements. Internationally branded beer, wine, Champagne, spirits and soft drinks. Romantic picnics. h Personal butler. h Nonmotorised watersports.

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All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£441 per person per night Based on Selena Cove villa on All Inclusive basis. Single supplement available on request.


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Malolo Island Resort Fiji An intimate, rustic resort which has undergone a complete room refurbishment, bringing the accommodation to a new level of style and comfort. Malolo is all about staying in a bure near the beach, surrounded by the world’s friendliest people with an authentic culture.

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Location h Set amongst the archipelago known as the Mamanuca Islands, just

16 miles west of Nadi airport. Between one to two hours by boat or 14 minute helicopter flight from Nadi airport. Features h There are two restaurants (one for over 13 years only) and a beach bar plus themed buffet nights. There is also the Leilani’s Spa, a free kids’ clubs (aged 4-12 years), an entertainment lounge for 13 years and over, two pools – including one for families and one for adults only, and a myriad of activities including snorkelling, diving and island hopping. Accommodation h 45 bures, all with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, and verandahs. Oceanview bures offer a spacious bedroom with living area whilst the Deluxe oceanview bures have a separate bedroom and living area. There are three Family bures with two bedrooms, living area and a large verandah, and two new Tadra beach bures for couples only. Meals per night from h Half board £43, full board £59.

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All stays of a minimum of 5 nights in Deluxe oceanfront bures and Tadra beach bures will receive complimentary return boat transfers for 2 passengers and complimentary daily breakfast. Only combinable with Honeymoon Offer.

receive 1 extra night free. Valid Nov01-Dec14 2012 and Jan07Mar31 2013. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit platter. Minimum stay of 3 nights required. CHILD OFFER h Children aged under 12 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults, will receive free meals for a minimum stay of 5 nights. Not combinable with any other offer. HOTEL OFFER h F$200 to spend on spa treatments, food and beverages or water sports. Minimum stay 5 nights. Not combinable with any other offer.

Location h Set within the stunning volcanic archipelago of the Mamanuca Islands approx. one hour from the airport. Features h The restaurant offers an ocean view

from each table making it the perfect place for a romantic meal whilst dining on succulent local cuisine and fresh seafood. There is also a bar for a nightcap or fruity cocktail before dinner. A variety of activities are on offer including hiking, Fijian cooking, snorkelling and a range of beach games. There is also a tennis court, table tennis, canoes, hobie cats and paddle boats available. Accommodation h There are 33 rooms and beachfront bures each with air-conditioning, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and patio. The bures have been built in a traditional Fijian style with high ceilings, comfortable furnishings and neutral decor and overlook the ocean. Meals per night from h Half board £41, full board £60. nB h Children under 16 are not accepted at this resort.

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£124 per person per night Based on Oceanview bure excluding meals. Single supplement available on request.

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This small and intimate boutique island is covered with lush vegetation ringed by pristine white sands, azure waters and coral reefs teeming with life. Relax in an unspoilt, Robinson Crusoe-style paradise in total peace and tranquillity.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

All couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket and a hand-carved wooden plaque. Valid Apr01 2012-Mar31 2013. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£88 per person per night Based on Beachfront bure including breakfast. Single supplement available on request.


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Tahiti and Bora Bora offer stunning volcanic mountains richly festooned with verdant rainforest and a beautiful fringe of aquamarine lagoon waters. With romantic mountain panoramas and swathes of beach, they are some of the most beautiful of all the South Pacific islands.

Le Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora Le Maitai Polynesia offers impressive value for money in a truly spectacular setting poised on an immaculate turquoise lagoon laden with fascinating marine life, and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. Location h Within walking distance of beautiful Matira Beach, about 30 minutes from the airport. Features h Haere Mai restaurant mixes French and Polynesian

influences to stunning effect, or try Tama’a Maitai, just steps from the water, for contemporary casual dining. The Manuia beach bar features live music. Accommodation h 74 Tahitian-style rooms and bungalows, all with tea and coffee making facilities (except garden rooms), television, refrigerator (stocked minibar on request), air-conditioning and a private balcony. Standard rooms have either garden or ocean views. Beach bungalows open directly to the sand whilst the Overwater bungalows jut romantically over the lagoon with a private balcony. Meals per night from h Half board £34, full board £61.

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This hotel features in the value range from Kuoni. The smarter choice.

extra night free including breakfast. Valid Apr01-May31 and Nov01-Mar31 2013 in Oceanview rooms, Beach bungalows and Overwater bungalows. Stay 5 nights for 1 extra night free. Valid Apr01 2012-Mar31 2013 in Oceanview rooms, Beach bungalows and Overwater bungalows. Valid for half board and All Inclusive bookings only. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum 3 nights and receive a free meal upgrade to breakfast and dinner. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£72 per person per night Based on Standard garden room including breakfast. Single supplement available on request.


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InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Effortlessly idyllic, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is set upon a beautiful horse-shoe inlet of white sand, lapped by soft azure waves on the islet of Piti Aau. This eco-friendly resort offers exceptional comfort and style combined with first-class service in a truly paradisiacal setting.

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Location h Located on the motu (islet) of Piti Aau, 15 minutes by boat from Bora Bora airport. Features h The centre piece, for the ultimate indulgence, is the Deep

Ocean Spa by Algotherm, the southern hemisphere’s first Thalasso spa. Other facilities include a swimming pool, two bars and two restaurants, with international, French and Polynesian cuisines, and breakfast can be delivered to your villa by traditional canoe (extra charge). Guests can use the free shuttle boat between Le Moana and the Thalasso where they also have full use of facilities at InterContinental Le Moana Resort (see p171). Accommodation h 80 spacious overwater villas, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, television, CD and DVD players, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower, and sundeck. Emerald overwater junior suite villas look towards the beach. Sapphire overwater junior suite villas overlook the lagoon. Diamond overwater junior suite villas have views of Mount Otemanu. Meals per night from h Full board £40.

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A Champagne picnic on the water in a secluded location, accompanied by the sound of the Tahitian ukulele.

extra night free. Not combinable with any other offer. EARLYBIRD SAVER h All bookings made 90 days prior to arrival will receive a discount of up to £165 per couple per night. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a discount of up to £124 per couple per night. Stay a minimum of 7 nights and also receive a complimentary canoe breakfast for 2. Stay a minimum of 10 nights and receive a romantic dinner with a bottle of Champagne. Not combinable with any other offer. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£339 per person per night Based on Emerald overwater junior suite villa including breakfast and dinner. Single supplement available on request.


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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora A quintessential tropical island getaway with verdant vegetation and views of towering Mount Otemanu. Explore the suspended walkways that guide you over the trees and glittering lagoon as a light breeze drifts across your sunwarmed skin.

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Location h Set on a private sand-fringed islet on the barrier reef, a 45-minute flight from Tahiti followed by a 15-minute boat transfer. Features h Indulge in a heavenly

treatment at the lagoon-side spa and relax by the tranquil swimming pool. For fitness fans there’s an open-air fitness centre, gym, floodlit tennis and a variety of watersports. Little ones will love the kids’ club and splash pad and there’s a club and private beach for teens. Savour seafood at Arii Moana overlooking the lagoon, dine al fresco at thatched-roof Tere Nui, enjoys cocktails and food down on the beach and around the pool at the Fare Hoa Pool Bar and watch the sun go down at Sunset Restaurant & Bar. Accommodation h 107 rooms are dotted around the lagoon and beaches, each with television, CD and DVD player, iPod dock, minibar and Wi-Fi. Overwater bungalows have views of either the resort, beach, lagoon or mountain and have spacious living room, furnished deck with ladder into lagoon, work area and bathroom with double vanity, bath and separate shower. Overwater bungalows with plunge pool are also available. Meals per night from h Breakfast £41, half board £125, full board £170. nb h Minimum stay: 7 nights in an Overwater bungalow with plunge pool Jun25-Sep16 and Dec17-Jan04.

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HONEYMOON/25th ANNIVERSARY h

1 extra night free incl. breakfast. Valid Apr01-Dec16 in a Beach, Lagoon or Mountainview overwater bungalows. Stay 4 nights for 1 extra night free incl. breakfast. Valid Apr01-Dec16 in Resort, Beach, Lagoon or Mountainview overwater bungalows. Only combinable with Honeymoon/25th Anniversary offer. EARLYBIRD SAVER h Book by May31 for stays between Dec17Jan04 2013. Valid in Resort, Beach, Lagoon and Mountainview overwater bungalows. Only combinable with Honeymoon/ 25th Anniversary offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h All stays will receive complimentary daily breakfast. Valid Apr01-Dec16 2012. Only combinable with Honeymoon/ 25th Anniversary offer.

All couples will receive a ‘Signature Honeymoon Champagne Service’ and a special gift. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort This is an intimate and luxurious resort basking in a breathtaking setting on famous Matira Point, with views of Bora Bora’s turquoise lagoon – probably as close to paradise as you will find on earth.

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Location h Beachfront on Bora Bora island at Matira Point. Features h Two

restaurants serve French, Polynesian and International specialities – and breakfast can be delivered to Overwater bungalows by decorated outrigger canoe. There is a swimming pool overlooking the lagoon and watersports from the beach include waterskiing, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling. Tours can be arranged to feed the sharks and rays, or to explore the island’s mountains. Guests can use the free shuttle boat between Le Moana and the Thalasso where they also have full use of facilities at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa (p169). Accommodation h 64 bungalows, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, CD and DVD player, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, bath and shower. Beach junior suite bungalows are on the white sand beach. Overwater lagoon junior suite bungalows are built on stilts over the lagoon and Overwater horizon junior suite bungalows are the the furthest bungalows from the island with amazing views to the horizon - completely private! Meals per night from h Half board £78, full board £120.

InterContinental Tahiti Resort This beautiful resort sits amid 30 acres of tropical gardens overlooking a shimmering blue lagoon. InterContinental’s usual high standards are matched by a wide range of sport and leisure facilities.

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Location h Facing Moorea Island on Tahiti’s west coast. Five minutes from Papeete airport and with easy access to Papeete town amenities. Features h One of two

bars, the Tiki has live bands most evenings, while the Tiare restaurant with its open kitchen hosts Tahitian dinner shows, and French influenced cuisine features at the overwater Le Lotus. The hotel has two infinity pools, a spa, fitness room, tennis courts and a lagoonarium underwater reserve. Watersports include waterskiing, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and scuba diving. Accommodation h 257 rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, and balcony or terrace. Standard rooms are as above. Gardenview rooms have views over the garden whilst Lagoonview rooms overlook the ocean. Panoramicview rooms, with bath and separate shower, sleep up to four and are ideal for families. Motu Overwater bungalows on stilts over the lagoon are available on request. Meals per night from h Room and breakfast £36, half board £103, full board £139.

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extra night free. Valid Apr01May31 and Nov01-Mar31 2013. Stay 4 nights for 1 night extra free. Not combinable with any other offer. EARLYBIRD SAVER h Book 90 days prior to arrival and receive a discount of up to £108 per couple per night. Not combinable with any other offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h All stays of a minimum 4 nights will receive dinner for 2 people for the duration of the stay. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a discount of up to £81 per couple per night. Stay a minimum of 9 nights and receive a complimentary themed dinner (excl. drinks), a complimentary in-room breakfast and a bottle of Champagne.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

Per fect Mom en t Coming face to face with the harmless Black Tip shark in one of Bora Bora’s great diving locations.

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Papeete’s colourful market, best seen on Sunday mornings, is bustling with flowers, tropical fruit, pastries and art.

prior to arrival and receive a discount of up to £42 per couple per night. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a discount of up to £42 per couple per night. Stay a minimum of 7 nights and receive a complimentary dinner, romantic breakfast and a bottle of Champagne. HOTEL OFFER h Stay a minimum of 3 nights and receive a discount of up to £42 per couple per night. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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Location h Occupying Motu Tautau island, 35 minutes by boat from Raiatea airport. Features h The resort has two bars and three restaurants, a stunning

pool area, tennis court and luxurious Spa. For sport in and on the water, there are kayaks, outrigger canoes and diving. Accommodation h 60 suites, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower. Taha’a overwater suites have a glass panel to view the lagoon beneath, a large sundeck and direct access to the lagoon and views of Taha’a. Beach villas have a private pool, terrace and garden. Sunset overwater suites face the sunsets over the lagoon and Bora Bora overwater suites face Bora Bora. Meals per night from h Half board £108, full board £134.

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InterContinental Resort Moorea The InterContinental Moorea is a deluxe resort in every sense – from the stunning location of its magnificent 27-acre gardens, to the dolphin lagoon, traditional entertainment and superb accommodation.

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If you’re travelling this far, why not explore French Polynesia’s other magical islands? Paradisiacal Moorea is just a short hop from Tahiti and Taha’a, the ‘Vanilla Island’, is wonderfully secluded and effortlessly idyllic.

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is one of the most luxurious in Polynesia. An exclusive hideaway on Motu Tautau, it faces Taha’a Island over the lagoon, with breathtaking views of Bora Bora. The quintessential Polynesian escape.

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Location h On the northeast coast of Moorea Island, just a 15 minute drive from the

excellent market at Pao Pao, 30 minutes from Moorea boat landing and 25 minutes from Moorea airport. Features h Watersports include waterskiing, waverunners and parasailing. The resort has a sea turtle care centre and a unique swim-with-thedolphins lagoon. A bar and two restaurants are complemented by regular Polynesian shows and special theme nights, and the hotel has an infinity pool and pampering spa, two shops and a daily craft market. Accommodation h 143 rooms, each with air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, bath and shower, and balcony or terrace. Lanai rooms as above. Beach junior suite bungalows are by the sands. Garden pool junior suite bungalows are set in the lush grounds and have plunge pools. Premium beach junior suite bungalows are more luxurious. Overwater junior suite bungalows are stilt-built over the lagoon and are available on request. Meals per night from h Half board £75, full board £113.

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£308 per person per night

extra night free. Valid Apr01May31 and Nov01 2012-Mar31 2013. EARLYBIRD saver h Book 90 days prior to arrival for 3 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Not combinable with any other offer. HONEYMOON OFFER h All couples will receive a discount of up to £109 per couple per night, a bottle of Champagne and a floral bed extravaganza. Not combinable with any other offer.

Based on Taha’a overwater suite including breakfast. Single supplement available on request.

All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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extra night free. Valid Apr01-May31 and Nov01 2012-Mar31 2013. Stay 4 nights for 1 extra night free. Not combinable with any other offer. EARLYBIRD SAVER h Book 90 days prior to arrival and receive a discount of up to £55 per couple per night. Not combinable with any other offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h All stays of a minimum 4 nights will receive a complimentary meal upgrade to breakfast and dinner. Valid Apr01 2012-Mar31 2013. Valid in all rooms except Lanai Rooms. Not combinable with any other offer.

will receive a discount of up to £41 per couple per night. Valid Apr01 2012-Mar 31 2013. All offers apply to Apr 2012Mar 2013. Call or see online for other dates.

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£118 per person per night Based on Lanai room including breakfast. Single supplement available on request.


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Harmonising chic contemporary comfort with stunning surroundings, this water’s edge resort offers an entrancing combination of luxury and astonishing natural beauty, with awe-inspiring views in every direction.

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being perched directly on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches isn’t enough to relax you, then stretch your muscles in the fabulous outdoor pool or visit the treatment rooms and dual Jacuzzis at LeSpa, where highly trained therapists use ingredients and scents from the resort’s lush gardens. Enjoy a relaxed dinner in the gentle ambiance of Pure, or sample the impressive haute cuisine while taking in a traditional Polynesian dance or gazing across the mythical lagoon at K restaurant. Accommodation h The hotel boasts 114 stunning bungalows, which are all sensitively decorated in tranquil natural material, offering comfortable day beds with cosy cushions, rain showers, flat-screen televisions and air-conditioning. Superior garden bungalows as above, Luxury garden bungalows are more spacious. Luxury beach bungalows have views of the beach, Superior lagoonview bungalows overlook the lagoon and Superior overwater bungalows have direct access to the sea and private terrace. Meals per night from h Half board £101, full board £135.

Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa A traditional Polynesian style hotel, offering high standards of accommodation and facilities on a beachfront location just two miles from Moorea’s famous Cooks Bay. Location h Ten minutes from Moorea boat landing and five minutes from Moorea airport. Features h Eight acres of tropical greenery surround the Moorea Pearl,

home to a freeform swimming pool and Manea Spa. Complimentary watersports include kayaks, snorkelling equipment and outrigger canoes. Scuba diving is also available, payable locally. The restaurant blends French and Polynesian cuisine and the gourmet restaurant, Le Matiehani is perfect for a special dinner. Accommodation h 94 rooms, each with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, television, DVD player, shower, terrace and Wi-Fi (payable locally). Gardenview rooms and Premier garden pool bungalows overlook the grounds. Beach bungalows look out over the beach whilst Premium overwater bungalows have bath and shower. Meals per night from h Breakfast £25, half board £76, full board £111.

extra night free. Valid Apr01May31 and Nov01-Mar31 2013. Valid in all room types except Superior garden bungalow. Not combinable with any other offer. FOOD & BEVERAGE h Stay a minimum of 3 nights for a complimentary upgrade to breakfast and dinner. Not combinable with any other offer.

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Singapore A bewitching blend of East and West, and a melting pot of Malay, European and Chinese cultures, Singapore is a popular holiday destination and an endless delight to discover. Renowned for its shopping malls and street markets, Singapore also has exquisite restaurants serving up a world of culinary adventures plus charming colonial attractions, outstanding natural beauty and a full calendar of exhilarating and colourful events to enthral and enchant.

Wander through picturesque city parks and the iconic botanic gardens and soak up the 19th Century colonial atmosphere of the famous Raffles Hotel – a legendary landmark hosting elegant boutiques and enticing restaurants and bars. Or marvel at the ultra modern entertainment complex of Marina Bay, bringing the city well and truly into the 21st Century.

cit y guide W HER E TO GO Straddling the banks of the Singapore River is the colonial region of Riverside, also known as the Civic Region, where the British Statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles landed and first founded the city of Singapore in the 19th Century. On the south bank of the river you will see the modern shimmering skyscrapers of the central business district and find a myriad of bars clubs and restaurants at Boat Quay. On the north bank, colonial buildings blend in with modern structures at the entertainment heaven of Clarke Quay. The retail heart of the city is primarily located along the recently renovated Orchard Road, where the entrances to large shopping centres draw you in with their glitzy façades and promise of treasures within. Once lined with spice orchards and plantations, the road is now dominated by high-end fashion emporiums and malls, buzzing with locals and tourists as they indulge in the city’s favourite pastime – shopping. Marina Bay is an ever expanding, 24 hours a day, seven days a week entertainment complex located on reclaimed land east of downtown Singapore. When completed, the bay will contain residential and commercial complexes, entertainment features and a two mile waterfront promenade. Try your luck at the Marina Bay Sands casino or enjoy a swim with a difference at the resort’s lofty Skypark.

EAT ING OU T Explore the ethnic areas of Chinatown and Little India which sit opposite each other on the banks of the Singapore River where you will discover the heritage and cultures of the Chinese and Tamil Indians that settled in Singapore. Visit resplendent, if a little scaled down, Indian temples or visit the bustling Chinatown markets that often go on well after dark.

w H AT TO DO Singapore’s Botanic Garden is one of the most famous of its kind throughout the world. Open since 1859 as an ornamental park which held fêtes and flower shows, the park has been instrumental in the role of making Singapore a ‘Garden City’. Wander through the exotic gardens, including the National Orchid Garden, synonymous with this world-renowned garden.

pool from which you can enjoy the far reaching views of the Singapore skyline and beyond. To escape the city, locals and tourists head to Sentosa, an island resort self-titled as ‘Asia’s Favourite Playground’. The island is home to Resorts World – Singapore’s own Universal Studios, the adrenalinefuelled theme park of Imbiah Lookout and a number of fun filled attractions along its two mile beach. Sentosa is a family’s dream destination which also features charming coastal and forest ecosystems and nature walks, ideal for a bit of wildlife spotting.

For the locals of Singapore, dining out is a passion and you can see why, with a whole host of Oriental delicacies, local specialities and cuisine from around the world; Chinese, Malay, Indian, French and Italian restaurants, from informal to high end, sit side by side throughout the city. Sample a true highlight of Singaporean culture and inexpensive, multi-ethnic dishes at one of the city’s famous hawker centres – essentially food courts with numerous food stalls; these bustling food courts really come into their own after dark.

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Experience a true taste of colonial life at the legendary Raffles Hotel and sup on the hotel’s iconic beverage – the Singapore Sling. The prestigious hotel features an array of drinking and dining options as well as luxurious rooms and suites, if this is where you choose to stay. A recent addition to Singapore’s numerous attractions is the slightly vertiginous Marina Bay Sands Sky Park. This 340 metre long park is perched above the three buildings of the Marina Bay Sands resort and features a 150 metre infinity

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Spa Designed for the discerning traveller and offering the highest standards of service, facilities and comfort, the Shangri-La Hotel is cushioned in 15-acres of tropical gardens and set close to the renowned Orchard Road shopping and entertainment district. There is an array of facilities and The Valley wing boasts some of the finest rooms in Singapore.

Traders Hotel offers contemporary comfort and award-winning Shangri-La service for guests of all ages. Located near the Orchard Road shopping district, the hotel is close to the renowned Botanic Gardens and many of this buzzing metropolis’ best restaurants and bars, allowing you to really get a feel for the city and its blend of cultures.

750 rooms, 20 minutes transfer from Singapore airport, 5 restaurants, 3 bars, swimming pool, spa.

546 rooms, 25 minutes transfer from Singapore airport, 2 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre.

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Spa Offering good value for money in Singapore, the PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road is a short walk from both Farrer Park and Little India MRT stations that connect you with Orchard Road and other sights in minutes. Facilities include an open-air swimming pool with spacious sundeck and a separate children’s pool area, two restaurants and a great lounge bar.

The stylish Pan Pacific Singapore prides itself on its contemporary design and offers a particularly good range of restaurants and facilities. The hotel is connected to the Marina Square, Suntec City and Millennia Walk malls, so shopping is plentiful. There is also easy access to Boat Quay and further shops at Orchard Road. 778 rooms, 20 minutes transfer from Singapore airport, 7 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre.

534 rooms, 25 minutes transfer from Singapore airport, 2 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre.

Price from £85 per person per night excl. meals.

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Spa Honeymoon The fascinating Chinatown district is one of the few remaining glimpses of Old Singapore and Furama City Centre is at its heart. The hotel is well located for authentic Singapore cuisine and is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the island, including shops and entertainment. After a day of sightseeing take a dip at the rooftop swimming pool or chill out with drinks in the Lobby Lounge, where between 6pm and 11pm every house pour receives another free. 445 rooms, 20 minutes transfer from Singapore airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool. Price from £57 per person per night excl. meals.

In a harbourfront setting, the Mandarin Oriental exudes elegance and sophistication and maintains its reputation as one of Singapore’s finest hotels. With sensational views over the city, harbour and ocean, a beautiful outdoor pool and a wide variety of superb restaurants and facilities, this iconic hotel brand epitomises modern luxury at its best. 527 rooms, 20 minutes transfer from Singapore airport, 5 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa. Price from £103 per person per night excl. meals.


176 Wor ldwide Stopovers Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Combining high-tech living, endless shopping and dining and a resplendent harbour, this vibrant and energetic city is comprised of Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and the New Territories, with more than 260 outlying islands. Hong Kong is known for its fascinating harmony between old and new, east and west. With 5,000 years of Chinese traditions, 150 years of British colonial influence and boundless energy for the future, this is a truly unique city that’s constantly changing.

From the towering skyscrapers of the world’s most vertical city and the picturesque peaks that surround them to the numerous islands with their typical seaside towns and vibrant street markets and the ancient sites of the New Territories, Hong Kong combines modern architecture, a melting pot of cultures and stunning natural surroundings.

cit y guide W HER E TO GO When people envisage Hong Kong with its impressive skyline dominated by the glittering glass of soaring buildings, backed by green peaks, it is most likely Hong Kong Island that they see. Home to the economic, historical and political centre, this is the city’s heart where you will discover the shopping, entertainment and commercial heart on the north coast of the island on the southern shore of the deep Victoria Harbour. For beaches, traditional markets and laid back cafes, head to the island’s south coast. For serious shoppers there is no rival to the vast malls and stalls that line the streets on the Kowloon Peninsula that forms the northern shore of Victoria Harbour, facing Hong Kong Island. Explore the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, famous for high end stores, sprawling shopping complexes and street traders hawking their wares. To experience a taste of rural life, visit the New Territories where mountainous country parks are

EAT ING OU T interspersed with a number of new towns and an array of both ancient and modern temples and monasteries. This is a real change of pace from the concentrated urban energy that pervades both Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula.

w H AT TO DO One of Hong Kong’s main highlights is the impressive skyline made up of modern buildings and nature’s luscious green hills. Marvel at the blend of man made and natural landscapes from Victoria Peak above the Central region of Hong Kong Island overlooking the streets, skyscrapers, harbour and Kowloon Peninsula below.

The Kowloon Walled City Park was once the site of a Qing Dynasty military station which grew to become a large sprawling city during the 20th Century. In the early 1990s the chaotic buildings were demolished and replaced with a park, where, to this day you can still see a number of structures and relics from the city as well as the beautiful Qing Dynasty garden.

There is an astonishing choice for those who want to dine out in Hong Kong; the ‘culinary capital of Asia’ is home to countless restaurants and food stalls serving anything from Michelin-starred dishes to the simplest noodles and dumplings. The native cuisine of Hong Kong is Cantonese, health conscious dishes that are prepared with the diner’s wellbeing in mind. A trip to the city isn’t complete without sampling Yam Cha – Chinese snacks in bamboo baskets (known as Dim Sum) served with traditional Chinese tea. There is also a huge variety of international cuisine on offer at restaurants on Hong Kong Island and throughout Kowloon. Along the busy streets of the latter you will find many food stalls serving traditional Chinese dishes which are definitely worth a try for an authentic taste of Hong Kong.

For those who want to escape the hustle of the modern city, wander the charming Ping Shan Heritage Trail in the New Territories. At just under one mile long, the trail passes through villages and past a number of historic Chinese buildings including pagodas, temples and a walled village, as well as historic ancestral and study halls.

For a city view from sea level take the Star Ferry between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and upon disembarkation explore the shopping mecca of Tsim Sha Tsui including the Harbour City shopping centre.

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Exuding chic, contemporary design but steeped in opulent luxury and tradition, the prestigious Mandarin Oriental hotel offers supreme hospitality and facilities with superb service. As well as boasting one of Hong Kong Island’s most impressive locations overlooking Victoria Harbour, the hotel is also home to world class restaurants by top chefs that include three starred Michelin Pierre Gagnaire.

Positioned in popular Causeway Bay, overlooking Victoria Park and the famous bustling harbour, this hotel offers good value and Kuoni rooms have guaranteed park and harbour views. The hotel has a magnificent marble lobby, coffee shop and fine dining restaurant with spectacular views of the park and harbour, a choice of bars with entertainment and a fitness centre. A host of special offers ensure its long term popularity.

501 rooms, 40 minutes transfer from Chek Lap Kok airport, 8 restaurants, 2 bars, patisserie, swimming pool, spa.

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Honeymoon An elegant hotel arguably boasting one of Hong Kong’s best locations right in the heart of the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon. The hotel forms part of the Harbour City complex that includes over 900 shops and restaurants and is within easy walking distance to the Star Ferry and Victoria Harbour. Facilities include the Michelin-rated Cucina restaurant and an outdoor pool.

Overlooking the world famous Victoria Harbour with shopping and entertainment close by, Hong Kong views do not get much better than the stunning cityscapes from the hotel’s Harbourview rooms. Push the boat out . . . they are worth it. Known for its legendary hospitality and warmth, the hotel offers delicious restaurants, an indoor swimming pool and a health club.

667 rooms, 45 minutes transfer from Chek Lap Kok airport, 2 restaurants, bar, swimming pool.

688 rooms, 45 minutes from Chek Lap Kok airport, 5 restaurants, bar, lounge, swimming pool, fitness centre.

Price from £58 per person per night excl. meals.

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This contemporary and classic hotel lies between North Point and Quarry Bay in Hong Kong’s Eastern District. High standards of service, fine facilities, sumptuous international cuisine and excellent public transport links make it a good base from which to explore the city. After a busy day of sightseeing, the expansive swimming pool is an ideal place to cool off and relax whilst enjoying lovely views over Victoria Harbour.

A member of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, The Excelsior is one of Hong Kong’s most popular hotels in its category and is located in a prime position on the waterfront, with many rooms overlooking Victoria Harbour. Facilities include numerous bars and restaurants including ToTT’s and Roof Terrace, a fitness centre (complimentary access for Kuoni guests) and direct access to two shopping malls.

669 rooms, 45 minutes from Chek Lap Kok airport, restaurant, café, bar, fitness centre, swimming pool.

886 rooms, 45 minutes transfer from Chek Lap Kok airport, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, coffee bar.

Price from £36 per person per night excl. meals.

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Los Angeles & Beaches Sprawling Los Angeles is a playground for the rich and famous with its fantastic shopping, world-class attractions and 81 miles of breathtaking beaches. A unique destination where you can visit thriving theme parks one day and unwind on the sun-drenched Pacific coast the next, Los Angeles really does have it all.

Famed for its beaches, Los Angeles is the place for sun worshippers and surfers alike. Whether you’re celebrity spotting on Santa Monica, enjoying the laidback atmosphere of Redondo or hitting the waves on Huntington, there’s a beach for everyone.

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In Los Angeles you are best off using the comprehensive metro system, buses or taxis. Renting a car is another alternative but traffic can be a bit of a nightmare.

Spend a day at Los Angeles’ Farmers’ Market, originally a venue for local farmers to tout their produce and today a lively culinary hub of shops, stalls and restaurants. Next door is open-air mall The Grove, with over 50 stores to browse.

W HERE TO GO Spot a celebrity in sophisticated Beverly Hills, scattered with the opulent mansions of world-famous stars and home to exclusive Rodeo Drive’s high fashion boutiques. Another chic neighbourhood is waterside Marina Del Rey, where the affluent dock luxurious yachts and cruisers. Heralded by that iconic hillside sign, movie-making centre Hollywood’s attractions include the worldfamous Walk of Fame, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Warner Bros Studios and the Kodak Theatre. For buzzing nightlife head to Sunset Strip’s restaurants, clubs and bars. Downtown Los Angeles is home to bustling Chinatown, Little Tokyo and the cultural heart of Los Angeles, Bunker Hill. There is also the residential and entertainment district of South Park and the Historic Core, including the Broadway Theatre District, the Museum of Neon Art and Gallery Row.

Los Angeles is home to the world’s second most visited theme park – the legendary original Disneyland, where Walt’s magic began. There’s also a Universal Studios, and Six Flags Magic Mountain and all of them offer a thrilling adventure for couples and families alike. Los Angeles contrasts its busy downtown with immaculate golf courses and scenic hiking trails. For something less strenuous, relax on one of the city’s glorious beaches – Santa Monica has a pier, funfair and shops, Newport is popular for watersports and Huntington is a surfer’s paradise.

EATING OUT Shopping isn’t just a pastime in Los Angeles; it’s a way of life. Whether you’re perusing the goods in one of the boutiques on Melrose Avenue, visiting Bloomingdales in the Beverly Centre, browsing the rails in Downtowns Fashion District of walking side by side celebrities along the iconic Rodeo Drive, you’ll be sure to give your credit card a work out. Los Angeles also has a plethora of museums including the J. Paul Getty Museum which houses works by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, the Peterson Automotive Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. There is also the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park for those with an interest in astronomy and science. San Fernando

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Los Angeles is a food-lover’s utopia, bursting with restaurants, cafes, bistros, bakeries, ethnic markets, coffee houses, gastropubs and street food carts. Whatever cuisine you fancy, you’ll find it here. Celebrity spotters should head to West Hollywood’s swanky restaurants, where you’re likely to glimpse a few famous faces. Those looking for a classic eatery among the endless choice will strike gold at Pink’s Hot Dogs, Foster’s Freeze and Canter’s Deli, all established back in the 30s or 40s.

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Enjoying a relaxed oceanfront ambience this intimate resort offers the opportunity to experience the famous laid-back charms of southern California and is within easy reach of Los Angeles’ many attractions. Enjoy sea views from the swimming pool and whirlpool and fresh seafood in the Baleen restaurant and relax in the cosy lobby with open fireplace and bar.

Opened by Conrad Hilton in 1955, and host to the glittering Golden Globe Awards, the Beverly Hilton combines the excitement of Hollywood with the elegance of the Beverly Hills area. Dining poolside at Circass Restaurant and Trader Vic’s Lounge is popular with guests and locals alike, and the hotel also offers an Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, and complimentary car service to nearby shops and restaurants.

163 rooms, 20 minutes to Los Angeles airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool.

570 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa.

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For many a discerning guest, the Beverly Wilshire is the only place to stay in Los Angeles. With its impeccable service, polished opulence and enviable traditions it certainly lives up to expectations. On Wilshire Boulevard opposite Rodeo Drive, it’s fine facilities include award-winning restaurants, lively entertainment, a magnificent spa, a fitness centre and a pool reminiscent of an Italian villa.

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With fabulous views across the picturesque marina, well placed for forays to Venice Beach, Santa Monica or LA shopping. This modern and stylish hotel includes a beautiful heated outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre. Stones restaurant offers breakfast and dinner and there is a trendy lobby bar which benefits from a stylish outdoor seating area, the perfect spot for a warm sunny California evening.

395 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, spa, swimming pool and fitness centre.

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Over 80 years of Hollywood history sets this hotel apart from its competitors. The 1929 venue of the very first Academy Awards, many a star has chosen the glamour of this gracious hotel since then. Dakota Steakhouse, a 24-hour 1950’s diner, Library Lounge, Teddy’s nightclub and an outdoor pool complete with cabanas and poolside bar.

Marina del Rey Hotel Set in a waterfront location and within walking distance of Venice Beach, the Marina Del Rey offers relaxed resort style living within easy reach of Hollywood glitz and LA entertainment. Filling your time here is easy, you could spend a couple of days just looking at the yachts, but you can also relax around the inviting pool and savour casual waterfront dining in the restaurant.

300 rooms, 30 minutes from Los Angeles airport, 2 restaurants, bar, library lounge, nightclub and pool.

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Bangkok A holiday to Bangkok will introduce you to an astounding city of contrasts, where ornate golden temples, religion and serenity sit side by side with an exuberant, colourful nightlife, designer shopping malls, bustling street stalls and a world that never seems to sleep. Discover a buzzing metropolis, where ancient collides with modern and frenetic pace combines with a fascinating culture and endless shopping opportunities. Indulge in gastronomical delights, discover exotic nightlife, experience a traditional Thai floating market, enjoy a host of day and overnight trips and visit sights including The Grand Palace and the Bridge on the River Kwai, all in this compelling cultural capital.

cit y guide get t ing a round In order to ease Bangkok’s traffic and pollution, the space age BTS Skytrain was built to take the strain in one of the world’s busiest cities. Two lines run through the centre of the city, the light green Sukhumvit Line which runs along the Sukhumvit Road, through Siam and then north; and the dark green Silom Line that makes its way through Silom to the world famous MBK Centre. There is a sole MRT Metro line that runs through Silom and Sukumvit and other destinations with two interchanges with the Skyline. The Metro and Skytrain do not cover all areas of the city – to gain access to these districts, taxis or boat services are also available.

w her e to go For a slice of modern Bangkok, head to a small section of Thailand’s longest street, Sukumvit Road, known as the city’s leading commercial quarter. This exclusive district boasts a wide range of restaurants, bars and clubs as well as Bangkok’s slightly exotic nightlife choices. Home to many expatriates and affluent Thais, Sukumvit hosts a range of European–style bars, international nightclubs and mega malls that blend effortlessly with Thai style shops and street side stalls. Silom is the major economic heart of Bangkok by day but it really comes to life at night fall when it becomes a vibrant neighbourhood,

home to the city’s legendary nightlife. High end bars such as those in the Banyan Tree and State Towers, offering views over the city, mix with some of Bangkok’s more colourful nightspots, an area that definitely needs to be seen to be believed. To soak up a bit of culture and history, head to the Rattanakosin district or Old City located between the downtown areas of Siam and Silom and the Chao Phraya River. It is here you will find the main tourist attractions of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the highly sacred temple Wat Phra Kaew. If there is a centre to this sprawling metropolis then Siam is considered to be it. Located at the intersection between the two Skytrain lines, the district centres on Siam Square, the ultimate shopping destination including the renowned MBK shopping centre.

w h at to do The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siamese court, a spectacular landmark that used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. At this dazzling complex you’ll see magnificent buildings that were used for an array of occasions, including the Funeral Palace, Reception Palace, Throne Hall, Coronation Hall, Royal Guest House and the stunning Emerald Buddha.

Catch sunrise or even sunset at the 19th Century Wat Arun or the ‘Temple of Dawn’. Built in the ancient Khmer style, this Buddhist temple features resplendent spires and a striking central tower with an exquisite floral pattern that symbolises the mythical Indian Mount Meru. The largest and oldest temple in Bangkok is Wat Pho, otherwise known as ‘Temple of the reclining Buddha’ due to the world’s largest reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf. It is also believed that the temple is the birthplace of the traditional Thai massage, now practiced all over the world. Bangkok’s shopping opportunities are second to none, with a myriad of street markets and expansive and glitzy malls dotted throughout the city. The iconic MBK Centre offers approximately 2000 shops spread over eight floors, selling pretty much anything that you need – and sometimes things you never knew you needed.

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Sample the produce at the two large food courts or numerous restaurants, or enjoy the array of entertainment on offer. For those that wish to get out of the city for a while then a trip to a traditional Thai floating market is an excellent choice. The Damneon Saduak floating market, that lies 70 miles south west of central Bangkok, features chaotic canals full of small boats offering their produce for sale.

eat ing ou t Around nearly every corner you will find somewhere to eat – be it at a bustling market, in the food court of a vast shopping centre, a stall on the side of the street, at an antique teak house or a world renowned restaurant. Along with traditional and mouth watering Thai cuisine you can enjoy many international dishes throughout the city.

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Spa A popular hotel in the heart of buzzing Sukhumvit, the Majestic Grande offers great value for money and is recommended for the tasteful design throughout. The hotel has all-day dining, a poolside coffee shop, chic Italian restaurant and lobby bar with piano music. Rooms are furnished in a contemporary Thai style.

With a stunning riverside setting and fantastic facilities, the recently refurbished Shangri-La is undoubtedly one of Bangkok’s most prestigious and popular luxury hotels. A Skytrain station is on your doorstep and so the whole city is within easy reach, although the abundant selection of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities means you need not stray far.

251 rooms, approx. 45 minutes from Bangkok airport, 2 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa.

799 rooms, approx. 1 hour from Bangkok airport, 4 restaurants, 4 bars, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, squash courts.

Price from £27 per person per night excl. meals.

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The Amari Atrium offers excellent service during a stay in lively Bangkok. The hotel is located just ten minutes walk from Petchburi underground station and also offers a complimentary shuttle bus to nearby tourist sights, shopping malls and markets. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants and bars as well as an outdoor pool and fitness centre.

The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is set on the Chao Phraya riverbank, connected to the River City shopping centre with easy access to the city centre by a tenminute shuttle boat ride to the Skytrain station. It offers Thai infused Sheraton tradition and hospitality, combined with fantastic river views and a comprehensive array of facilities.

568 rooms, approx. 25 minutes from Bangkok airport, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, swimming pool.

726 rooms, approx. 1 hour private road transfer from Bangkok airport, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 swimming pools, spa.

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Spa Classically Thai, this hotel offers excellent service and overlooks Lumpini Park, with the Skytrain and subway stations and the bright lights of Silom Road and Patpong markets right on your doorstep. Facilities include an excellent pool, indulgent spa and a multitude of restaurants and bars offering worldwide cuisines and stunning city views. 517 rooms, approx. 45 minutes from Bangkok airport, 8 restaurants, 3 bars, swimming pool, fitness centre, spa. Price from £43 per person per night excl. meals.

Arnoma Hotel Bangkok Centrally located in the heart of the city, with shops, bars and restaurants on your doorstep. A wide choice of facilities include a lobby lounge, wine bar, Italian and Chinese restaurants, coffee shop, swimming pool with poolside bar, and a fitness centre with Jacuzzi, sauna and massage. 369 rooms, approx. 45 minutes from Bangkok airport, 3 restaurants, bar, bakery, swimming pool. Price from £23 per person per night excl. meals.


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Kuala Lumpur Discover Kuala Lumpur, the fascinating capital city of Malaysia. Absorb this sparkling city, dominated by South East Asia’s tallest skyscrapers and most exquisite shopping malls that sit happily alongside Moorish buildings, colonial architecture and more traditional street markets.

Once just a small Chinese tin mining town, Kuala Lumpur has grown to become a major 21st Century Asian city and a popular destination for stopovers when travelling to and from far flung destinations. The soaring Petronas Towers monopolise the skyline, the tranquil Lake Gardens offer a beautiful retreat from city life, and just out of town lie the fascinating Batu Caves.

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The colonial, economic, entertainment and commercial heart of Kuala Lumpur lies in the City Centre. At the district’s core is Merdeka Square, where the last British flag was lowered when Malaysia gained independence in 1957, surrounded by colonial buildings. The city centre is also home to the iconic Petronas Towers that dominate Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.

The iconic Petronas Towers, two of the highest buildings in the world, rise up for 88 stories into the Malaysian skies. The tallest twin structures on earth stand at 452 metres and are located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. For a bird’s eye view of the streets, buildings and parks below, head to the Sky Bridge that spans the two towers at the 41st and 42nd floors, 175 metres above street level.

Across the river from the main commercial centre are the narrow streets and traditional shops, markets and restaurants of the city’s vibrant Chinatown.

Other attractions in the vicinity of this legendary landmark are the Petrosains Science Centre, an interactive, scientific discovery centre and the beautifully landscaped KLCC Park that stretches out to the south east of the towers.

For unbeatable shopping opportunities and round the clock entertainment, Bukit Bintang is the place to be. Sprawling mega malls, chic cafes and popular nightclubs line the lively streets of this trendy neighbourhood. Try international dishes in the vast food courts or from the hawker stalls that line the streets or take the weight off you feet and relax with a spa treatment or foot massage along Bintang Walk.

To view Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, this time including the renowned Petronas Towers, then head to the top of the Menara KL Tower which offers the ultimate city vista – the viewing deck sits at over 100 metres higher than the Petronas’ Sky Bridge. For the best experience book a table at the Menara’s revolving restaurant which provides an ever changing vista when the city looks its finest – at night.

EAT ING OU T Head out of the metropolis and visit the fascinating Batu Caves, a series of caves formed over 400 million years ago. In the early 20th Century an Indian tradesman dedicated a temple to a Hindu deity within the three main caves and a number of smaller caves. Ascend the numerous steps up into the cavernous grottos. The Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens are the oldest gardens in the city. Spread out over approximately 230 acres, the beautiful park includes two lakes, a deer park, a butterfly park, an orchid garden, a planetarium and the picturesque mosque of Masjid Negara.

There are an array of dining opportunities throughout Kuala Lumpur including hawker stalls along Jalan Alor, high-end restaurants and large food courts offering up a variety of ethnic dishes. The main entertainment region of Bukit Bintang hosts a huge number of restaurants from those on any budget, from inexpensive and casual eateries to award-winning eateries mainly found along Changkat Bukit Bintang.

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Wor ld Cl ass A chic and contemporary hotel managed by Shangri-La that provides spacious comfort and quality at fantastic value. This modern hotel is furnished and operated with flair and is highly recommended by Kuoni. It boasts some of the city’s best views of the Petronas Towers, is close to the KLCC shopping centre and a wide array of restaurants and bars, and also has comprehensive leisure facilities.

This sophisticated hotel combines a central location, panoramic vistas and legendary service with attention to detail. Located next to the futuristic Petronas Twin Towers in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant Golden Triangle shopping and entertainment area, this elegant hotel has an opulence and air of luxury along with comprehensive leisure facilities inherent to the Mandarin Oriental brand.

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643 rooms, approx. 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur airport, 9 restaurants and bars, fitness centre, infinity-edge pool, tennis, Jacuzzi, squash, sauna, steamroom, spa.

571 rooms, approx. 50 minutes from Kuala Lumpur airport, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna.

Price from £67 per person per night excl. meals.

Price from £45 per person per night incl. breakfast.

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Centrally located in the heart of downtown Kuala Lumpur, the PARKROYAL offers an ideal blend of comfort and convenience with the city’s best dining, shopping and entertainment options right at its doorstep. The hotel offers guests a total lifestyle experience that includes authentic Sichuan cuisine at Si Chuan Dou Hua, Brazilian grill at Bossa Nova and the St Gregory spa with state-of-the-art fitness centre and swimming pool.

Renowned for impeccable service, this excellent hotel is arguably amongst the finest accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. Situated in the city’s famous Golden Triangle, five minutes walk from shopping and entertainment, the Shangri-La offers a choice of award-winning restaurants serving local and international cuisine, great leisure facilities and the exclusive Horizon Club lounge. 662 rooms, approx. 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur airport, 6 restaurants, 2 bars, swimming pool, fitness centre.

426 rooms, approx. 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur airport, 5 restaurants, lounge, pool bar, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre.

Price from £50 per person per night incl. breakfast.

Price from £39 per person per night excl. meals.

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Wor ld Cl ass At the heart of Malaysia’s capital, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur stands as a tower of opulent, unabashed luxury. An awardwinning hotel sure to meet the demands of the most discerning traveller, it offers 24-hour butler service in every room and has an air of understated elegance, with fine restaurants and a lavish Spa Village. The connecting Starhill Gallery opens up a world of stylish retail and dining options in addition to those in the hotel.

Situated right in the city centre, the Dorsett Regency makes a great base for forays into Kuala Lumpur’s shopping and nightlife district. At the heart of the Golden Triangle, close to Bintang Walk, it is a short walk through busy streets to Berjaya Times Square, Low Yat Plaza, Lot 10, SG Wang Plaza and the Petronas Towers. A high level of friendly service makes any stay relaxed and pleasurable as well as fantastic value.

251 rooms, approx. 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur airport, selection of 20 restaurants, bars, spas.

320 rooms, approx. 50 minutes from Kuala Lumpur airport, 2 restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre.

Price from £69 per person per night incl. breakfast.

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Dubai Dubai is one of the world’s most exciting destinations; a glittering city that guarantees fun, sun and endless shopping. In this ever-changing emirate, spectacular and innovative developments grace endless golden beaches and towering commercial centres, all the while contrasting starkly against a silent desert interior. This is a city of gold that buzzes with new and exciting ideas, but also echoes to the traditions of the past.

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The city generally runs northeastsouthwest shadowing the shore of the Persian Gulf. Fleets of relatively inexpensive taxis zoom up and down the concrete canyon that is Sheikh Zayed Road, linking districts and developments quickly and efficiently – so long as it’s not rush hour! The new Dubai Metro offers a convenient way of travelling between the airport, Deira, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali. Joining a city tour is also great way to get your bearings.

Jumeirah Beach offers a vast stretch of open sand with warm, albeit sometimes choppy waters to swim in. There are public access points but beach enthusiasts are best advised to stay in one of the upscale beachfront hotels to enjoy the best facilities.

W HERE TO GO The oldest part of the city is centred around the Dubai Creek, with souks, mosques and an authentic regional architecture in the Deira and Bur Dubai districts. Spectacular Jumeirah Beach is a fabulous stretch of clean and safe sands to relax on and with many luxury beachfront hotels in which to indulge. The city’s aorta is Sheikh Zayed Road, a massive multi-lane highway that links the Creek to Jumeirah and Jebel Ali as well as all the main malls.

Popular activities include: thrilling ‘Dune Bashing’ rides into the desert in a 4x4; a cruise on historic Dubai Creek (best experienced around sunset as the city comes to life); skiing in the desert at the impressive Ski Dubai indoor ski area; splashing around at the funfiled Wild Wadi and Aquaventure waterparks; and golf on one of the numerous world class golf course – all irrigated to a vivid green against the stark desert landscape.

EATING OUT Dubai is home to some of the world’s most impressive shopping malls, with The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates the two biggest and glitziest. Designer and western high-street brands abound as well as ice rinks, cinemas, giant fish tanks and innumerable dining options. A sightseeing highlight is a ride in the elevator to the 124th floor of the staggeringly high Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – from where you can truly grasp the scale of the city’s epic engineering projects.

The finest dining establishments are concentrated in the city’s numerous luxury hotels, all of which compete with each other for the most prominent celebrity chefs, Michelin Stars and the most extravagant gourmet cuisine. Most hotels offer a choice of dining options and the Madinat Jumeirah complex is particularly pleasant place to shop and eat. For more affordable dining alternatives the city’s vast malls offer every type of cuisine imaginable, from American and regional fast food to noodle bars, restaurants of every denomination and about three times more coffee and cake shops than seems economically viable.

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Fa m ily A great option for a city stopover in Dubai, with an ideal central location on bustling Sheikh Zayed road and just five minutes drive from the Jumeirah Coast beaches, the Towers Rotana is convenient for all of the city’s most exciting attractions. Dining options including restaurants, snack bars and the Middle East’s longest bar.

Extravagant, innovative and exciting, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai is a prestigious and widely spoken about hotel that has become a fantasy playground for holidaymakers of all ages. Commanding the crescent of Dubai’s Palm, the resort features a marine habitat with 65,000 marine creatures, dolphin encounter, waterpark with lazy river and Dive Centre.

360 rooms, 20 minutes from the airport, 4 restaurants, bar, fitness centre, sauna, steambath, swimming pool.

1539 rooms and suites, 40 minutes from the airport, 17 restaurants and bars, waterpark, spa, marine centre and diver centre.

Price from £33 per person per night incl. breakfast.

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Modern and stylish, the Centro Barsha offers a fresh and affordable way to experience Dubai. It offers a good range of facilities and a lively atmosphere in chic surroundings. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool – the perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing, a chic bar, a takeaway deli and a buffet restaurant.

617 rooms, 30 minutes from Dubai airport, 17 restaurants, 5 bars, 4 swimming pools, fitness centre.

245 rooms, 25 minutes from the airport, restaurant, deli, bar, gym, swimming pool. Price from £28 per person per night incl. breakfast.

Price from £130 per person per night incl. breakfast.

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Spa The Amwaj Rotana is an ideal base from which to explore this vibrant city. It offers great value and a variety of facilities as well as a convenient location directly on ‘The Walk’ close to the beach, the Dubai Marina and Emirates Golf Club. Enjoy a range of dining options, a pool overlooking the Gulf and a health and fitness centre. 301 rooms, 30 minutes transfer from the airport, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, swimming pool, fitness centre. Price from £55 per person per night incl. breakfast.

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa sits in spacious beachfront grounds that combine with a spectacular range of facilities to make it a popular resort. Unwind in the spa while little ones have fun at the kids’ club, relax in one of three swimming pools, experience waterskiing, windsurfing and sailboating, and savour a huge variety of restaurants and bars. 500 rooms, 30 minutes transfer from the airport, 10 restaurants, 4 bars, 3 swimming pools, spa. Price from £80 per person per night incl. breakfast.


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Manchester Airport Exclusive Offers Escape from the busy environment of the Manchester terminal and relax in the executive/VIP lounge in terminals 1 and 2. Also take advantage of Fast Track, a new dedicated channel to enable you to fly through security and reach the departure lounge more quickly. It takes away all the stress from this aspect of the airport journey, affording you more time to shop, eat or relax at your leisure. the perfect way to start your trip in style from the very beginning. Both of their excellent facilities are being offered exclusively to Kuoni customers free of charge.*

Escape Lounge T1

Escape Lounge T2

Opened in July 2010 Manchester Airport’s Escape executive/VIP lounge in terminal 1 is open to all and designed to suit everyone’s needs and has the capacity for 120 guests.

The Manchester Airport Escape executive/VIP lounge in terminal 2 is open to all and designed to suit everyone’s needs, escape from the busy environment of the terminal.

Features include: h Hot meals throughout the day h All meals prepared fresh by on-site chef h Fully served bar and restaurant service h Business area with laptops and internet conference facilities h Private boardroom/VIP room capable of holding up to 35 people h Spa treatment room h Complimentary personal shopping service h Wind-down area with Wii, PS3 and scalextric h Snug area complete with cosy fireplace h Own dedicated toilets

Features include: h Complimentary food and drinks (no hot items in T2) h Comfortable seating area h Quiet area for relaxation h D edicated study-room with internet enabled PCs. h Full range of newspapers and magazines throughout the day

*Available on all international departures from Manchester. Excludes Business/First Class passengers.

Local Departures Take the more convenient option and fly from your local airport. With so many alternatives available across the UK to connect to your onward destination, flying has never been easier. Below is just a selection of the many airlines available from some of the UK’s local airports.

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Qantas Qantas, one of the world’s oldest airlines, celebrating their 91st anniversary in 2011 and with experience comes excellence, a quality you’ll notice in everything Qantas does. Qantas operates daily services from London to Australia, covering all of Australia’s international gateway cities: Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, with Cairns and Darwin via codeshare services with Jetstar. Together with alliance partners, Qantas offers an unrivalled choice of worldwide stopovers travelling east or west around the globe to Australia: VIA THE FAR EAST, INDIA AND JAPAN – including Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, Tokyo, Mumbai, Shanghai and Beijing. VIA THE USA, PACIFIC AND NEW ZEALAND – including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Honolulu, Fiji, Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown. VIA AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA – including Cape Town, Johannesburg and Santiago. For details of all stopover options and tailor made routings, please call our Australia Personal Travel Experts for further information.

Qantas operates a modern fleet, including the Airbus A380, on selected flights from London Heathrow to Sydney and Melbourne via Singapore. The A380 offers greater comfort and sense of space, plus state of the art innovation across First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. The Qantas A380 boasts an award winning ‘total entertainment system’ with personal TV screens and over 1000 on demand entertainment options to choose from.

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Designed by Marc Newson, the multi-functional seat swivels after take off, transforming into a comfortable armchair with leather armrests so you can relax in flight. The seat converts into a fully flat bed, and features a dining table for two. Award-winning chef Neil Perry has created five-star in-flight dining with fresh and healthy meal options all made to order. Create your own meal from the menu, choose your dining time and enjoy a drink at any time. Sommelier-trained cabin crew will provide recommendations from a list of awardwinning Champagnes and Australian wines to accompany your meal. Specially trained First Hosts are available at key Qantas locations around the world to ensure a smooth travel experience for a personalised service.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

The next generation fully-flat Qantas Skybed onboard the A380 is so much more than a bed, with an in-built back massager and larger electronic privacy screen. The smallest thing can make the biggest difference on a long flight, so enjoy an amenity kit featuring Malin + Goetz skincare products and Morrissey designed pyjamas**.

INTERNATIONAL pr em ium economy As a Qantas Premium Economy customer, you’ll enjoy dedicated check-in areas, priority boarding and disembarkation and, once onboard, service in a dedicated cabin. Your onboard experience includes pre take-off drinks, jacket collection, daily newspapers, a large soft pillow and blanket and, on the A380, a self-service bar throughout the flight. The Qantas International Premium Economy seat offers all the comfort and space you need.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY

The A380 Economy seat has been ergonomically designed and every inch of the Recaro-built seat has been optimised for passenger comfort. The new footrest net* elevates your feet and there’s more knee and shin room to stretch out. * Available on most seats **Available on selected flights


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Emirates FIRST CLASS

Multi award-winning Emirates Airline operates a remarkable 105 direct flights a week connecting Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Dubai and onwards to over 100 destinations around the world, including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta. With Emirates, your holiday starts the moment you step onboard with a friendly welcome in age-old Arabian traditions of hospitality.

Flying Emirates First Class you will experience the highest quality of excellence enhanced by style and sophistication. With wide aisles and an airy environment you will arrive at your destination feeling refreshed. Experience First Class Private Suites*, with up to 90-inch seat pitch, dedicated Shower Spas and an onboard Lounge on the Emirates A380, operating on selected flights from Heathrow and Manchester to Dubai and beyond. Personalise every part of your First Class experience, from adjusting your seat to choosing from as many as 1,200 channels of on demand entertainment with ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system. Five star, gourmet cuisine, a wide selection of wines, 50kg baggage allowance and complimentary Chauffeur-drive* and lounge access round off the Emirates First Class Experience. First Class Upgrade from £2385 supplement one-way pp**

Dedicated Emirates Lounges are available at Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Dubai, as well as Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Delhi, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mumbai, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Emirates also offers access to partner lounges for First Class, Business Class and Skywards Gold passengers at over 50 international airports

ECONOMY CLASS

Emirates Economy Class is designed to give you more room, more comfort and better service for an all-round better flight. Complimentary beverages, superb multi-course meals, individual seat back TVs with up to 1200 channels on demand, complimentary advance seat selection and 30kg baggage allowance are just some of the benefits of flying Emirates. * Selected aircraft. 70-mile Chauffeur-drive radius applies ** Upgrade based on return flights to Sydney

BUSINESS CLASS

Emirates Business Class provides the ideal environment, whether you choose to work or relax onboard. The experience starts with Emirates’ award-winning service with multilingual cabin crew on hand to ensure that you have everything you need throughout the flight. When it’s time to relax, flat bed seats* provide plenty of room to spread out and get comfortable. Emirates endeavours to provide all of the services and amenities you need to arrive refreshed and ready for the rest of your journey. In addition, Business Class passengers can enjoy complimentary Chauffeur-drive*, lounge access and 40kg baggage allowance as standard. Business Class Upgrade from £1535 supplement one-way pp***

British Airways first

Your First experience begins before you board. First lounges* are elegant and calm, a perfect escape to enjoy refreshments. On board, your suite is your sanctuary in the sky, a discreetly serviced and smartly equipped haven. Choose from an à la carte menu and your meal will be prepared to order.

British Airways has the UK’s largest fleet of aircrafts and offers an incredibly wide ranging flight network around the globe. Kuoni has worked in close partnership with British Airways for many years and we are delighted to continue promoting British Airways’ reassuringly professional services into 2011.

online check-in & check-in KIOSKS

First Class upgrade available on request *Dedicated lounges are available at selected airports

Check in online from 24 hours before your flight departs and minimise the queues at the airport. h You can select your preferred seat and print your boarding pass. If you don’t have online access, save time by using a Check-in kiosk* at the airport, giving you the same seating and boarding pass options as Online Check-in. h Afterwards, maximise your free time by leaving your baggage at a Bag Drop.**

club world

*Available on selected routes. **Available at selected airports.

Choosing Club World means travelling in comfort. Dedicated Departure lounges and an Elemis Travel Spa* are designed to give you choice before your flight, whether you wish to dine or be pampered. The Club World seats are bigger, wider and more comfortable than ever, you can guarantee complete relaxation in any position. Local and international cuisine is served, along with a dedicated wine cellar. If you are still peckish, help yourself to healthy snacks and tasty treats from the Club Kitchen. Club World upgrade from £1815 supplement one-way pp***

WORLD TRAVELLER PLUS

For an affordable premium, enjoy the luxury of more personal space than World Traveller with an additional seven inches of legroom and a wider seat. Your armchair style seat comes with adjustable head, foot and legrest and is set in the quieter stress-free surroundings of the smaller and more private cabin with a maximum of six rows. World Traveller Plus upgrade from £455 supplement one-way pp***

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terminal 5

Designed specifically to provide a seamless flow through the airport, Terminal 5 will help you travel in style. As you drift through the modern terminal you will discover over 100 retail stores, boutiques and restaurants. Transferring through Terminal 5 is quick and easy with flight connections conveniently located in the heart of the terminal to help you meet your onward flight with minimum fuss.

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Etihad

Departures from Heathrow Virgin Atlantic is an award-winning longhaul airline and flies to 33 destinations worldwide. Whatever class you fly in, you will always experience that little bit extra – a quality and sense of fun that sets Virgin Atlantic apart.

Departures from Heathrow and Manchester Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and the world’s fastest growing carrier. Based in Abu Dhabi, the hub that links more than 70 destinations, the airline flies triple daily from London Heathrow and double daily from Manchester. Etihad offers fast connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and other Australian cities with its Virgin Australia partnership.

Upper Class is the ultimate travel experience. Once onboard your flight, relax in the comfort of your Upper Class suite offering one of the longest fully flat beds in business class travel. Watch a huge choice of films and TV programmes, sleep all night undisturbed in the Snooze Zone, or chat to other travellers while having a drink at the stunning onboard bar. Virgin Atlantic’s Premium Economy cabin gives you plenty of personal space. You can enjoy the new Premium Economy seat* with an increased seat width of 21”, devoted cabin crew and inseat laptop power*. And with your main meal served on china dinnerware, preflight drinks and after dinner liqueurs to enjoy, when you land you’ll be rested and ready to go. Upper Class upgrade from £1829 supplement one-way pp** Premium Economy upgrade from £465 supplement one-way pp** *Available on most flights **Upgrade based on return flights to Sydney

The award-winning Pearl Business class seat has an 88-inch pitch, direct access to the aisle and reclines 180 degrees into a fully flat, comfortable bed that’s over six-foot long. Etihad is proud to have been voted the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ at the 2010 World Travel Awards. Experience more choice in Coral Economy Class, stretch out on an award-winning fully flat bed in Pearl Business Class, or relax in your very own private suite in Diamond First Class. Business Class upgrade from £1519 supplement one-way pp* *Upgrade based on return flights to Sydney

Cathay Pacific

Malaysia Airlines

Departures from Heathrow Cathay Pacific flies between London Heathrow and Hong Kong four times a day; that’s more than any other airline. In Hong Kong, enjoy seamless onward connections to the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.

Departures from Heathrow Malaysia Airlines, the national airline of Malaysia, offer 14 weekly non stop flights between London and Kuala Lumpur as well as providing great connections to onward points throughout Australia and New Zealand.

First Class suites provide more personal space than ever before - there’s even enough room to invite a guest in for a chat. You’ll enjoy a comfortable seat, exceptional food, incredible entertainment and can sleep in one of the biggest beds in the sky.

With a generous 34” seat pitch in economy class, Malaysia Airlines onboard product also provides an excellent state of the art Video on Demand service (which includes award winning short programmes and movies) as well as a satellite telephone.

Cathay Pacific’s new Business Class makes flying a pleasure, with a range of entertainment choices and a flat bed to ensure a wonderful night’s rest, choosing Business Class will ensure exceptional comfort and enhanced privacy.

Malaysia Airlines are also recognised for their distinctive and award winning hospitality, which is an extension of the special culture of warmth and friendliness unique to Malaysians and is one of only 6 airlines worldwide to be accredited 5-star airline status by Skytrax for the past 6 years in a row.

In Economy Class relax and enjoy your spacious fixed back shell seat plus a range of entertainment options with your personal video on demand system. First Class upgrade from available on request Business Class upgrade from: £1479 supplement one-way pp* *Upgrade based on return flights to Perth

Business class passengers can also take advantage of a comfortable flat bed (angled at 8 degrees) as well as an enlarged 10.4 inch LCD touch screen monitor which offers over 350 entertainment options including 40 movies and 200 CD titles. Passengers can also enjoy the excellent cuisine served onboard with the finest À La Carte dining. Business Class upgrade from £1129 supplement one-way pp* * Upgrade based on return flights to Perth

Singapore Airlines

Air New Zealand

Departures from Heathrow and Manchester Singapore Airlines brings you travel in a new light, with the next generation of cabin products, designed to be the new industry standards for premium air travel. More space and intelligent features, gives you more comfort than ever before.

Departures from London Heathrow Fly direct to Los Angeles and Hong Kong with the option to travel onwards to 27 destinations within New Zealand.

Singapore Airlines Business Class is the epitome of business class travel. Combined with the Airline’s trademark Asian hospitality and world-renowned service the new Business Class is the most spacious the world has ever seen, with the largest seat and bed in its class (34” wide). From roomier seats to the widest choice of on demand entertainment options, Singapore Airlines Economy Class offers spectacular new features that ensure travelling is more pleasurable than ever. In-flight entertainment offers 80 on-demand movies, over 180 TV and audio channels, an extensive selection of 700 CD’s and over 80 ‘action packed’ games, more than any other airline. Business Class upgrade from £1825 one-way* *Upgrade based on return flights to Sydney

Business Premier: Lie back in luxury with a 6ft 7½” fully lie flat bed and enjoy your journey in true comfort. Experience stunning inflight menus designed by world renowned chefs, award-winning New Zealand wines and relax with personal on demand entertainment. Chauffeur service*, premium check-in and lounge access complete the premium package. Premium Economy: Treat yourself to a more exclusive on-board environment – you’ll find more room to stretch out than economy and you get the same tempting choice of food and wine, generous baggage allowance and premium check-in space as Business Premier. Economy: Redefine your idea of economy travel with greater space, on demand entertainment options in every seat and the option to Upgrade to Economy Skycouch™ three seats or a couch the choice is yours! Business Premier upgrade from £1655 supplement one-way pp** Premium Economy upgrade from £535 supplement one-way pp** *C and D Class only **Upgrade based on return flights to Auckland


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1

+9½

24

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

BRISBANE

29

8

7

29

7

6

28

7

6

26

7

4

23

7

4

21

7

3

20

7

3

22

8

2

24

8

1

27

8

4

28

8

4

29

9

5

+10

21

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

BROOME

33

9

8

33

7

6

34

9

4

34 10

1

32

9

1

29

9

1

29 10

0

30 10

0

32 10

0

33 11

0

34 11

0

34

9

2

+8

20¾

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

CAIRNS

32

7

16 31

6

17 30

6

18 29

6

9

28

6

4

26

7

2

26

7

1

27

8

1

28

8

1

29

9

2

31

8

4

31

8

7

+10

20

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

DARWIN

32

6

17 31

5

14 32

7

13 33

9

3

32 10

1

31 10

0

31 10

0

31 10

0

33

9

1

33 10

3

33

8

5

33

7

9

+9½

17¾

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE

26

9

2

27

7

2

24

7

1

20

5

2

17

4

2

13

3

2

13

4

2

14

5

2

16

6

2

19

7

2

22

7

2

25

8

2

+10

20½

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

PERTH

29 10

0

29 10

0

27

9

1

24

7

2

21

6

5

18

5

8

17

5

7

18

6

6

19

7

3

21

8

2

24 10

1

27 10

0

+8

18½

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY

26

8

5

26

7

4

25

7

6

23

6

5

20

6

3

17

6

5

17

7

2

18

8

4

20

8

2

22

8

3

24

8

4

26

8

3

+10

20½

YES†

YES†

TN

AUSTRALIA

TASMANIA (HOBART)

22

8

1

22

7

1

21

7

2

18

6

2

15

4

2

13

4

1

12

5

2

13

5

2

15

6

2

17

7

2

19

7

2

20

8

2

+10

22¼

YES†

YES†

TN

NEW ZEALAND

AUCKLAND

23

7

3

24

7

3

23

6

3

20

5

4

17

4

4

15

4

5

14

4

5

15

5

4

16

5

4

18

5

3

20

7

3

22

7

4

+12

24¾

NO

NO

TN

NEW ZEALAND

CHRISTCHURCH

22

6

2

22

7

2

20

5

2

17

4

2

14

4

2

11

4

2

11

4

3

12

4

2

15

5

2

17

6

2

19

7

2

21

7

2

+12

26

NO

NO

TN

NEW ZEALAND

QUEENSTOWN

22

6

3

21

7

2

19

5

3

15

4

3

11

4

3

8

4

3

8

4

2

10

4

2

13

5

3

15

6

4

18

7

3

20

7

3

+12

26¼

NO

NO

TN

NEW ZEALAND

ROTORUA

23

7

4

23

7

4

21

6

5

18

5

4

15

4

4

13

4

5

12

4

5

13

5

6

15

5

5

17

5

5

19

7

4

21

7

5

+12

25½

NO

NO

TN

SOUTH PACIFIC

FIJI

32

7

12 32

6

12 31

6

13 31

6

7

30

7

3

29

7

2

29

7

2

29

7

2

29

7

3

30

7

4

31

7

5

31

7

6

+12

22½

NO

NO

P/T/TN/H

SOUTH PACIFIC

TAHITI

30

7

12 31

6

9

31

7

8

31

7

6

30

7

4

29

7

2

28

8

2

28

8

2

29

8

2

29

7

4

30

7

6

30

6

12

-10

20¼

NO

NO

P/T/TN/H

UNITED KINGDOM

LONDON

7

2

3

2

2

10

4

2

13

5

2

16

7

2

20

7

2

22

7

2

21

6

2

19

5

3

15

4

3

10

2

3

8

2

3

7

vaccinations

weather °C ‡

= = = =

Average daily maximum Centigrade temperatures Average daily sunshine hours (this does not reflect hours of daylight) Average monthly rainfall (if higher than 0.5”) Data not available

visas † ††

= =

Visa issued by Kuoni  isa not required except for stays of over 30 days if arriving V by air and valid only for 15 days if arriving over land

H = T = TN = M = P = Y = ME = TB** = * Compulsory

Hepatitis A Typhoid Tetanus Malaria; (M) = required for some parts of the country Polio Yellow Fever Meningitis Tuberculosis for children only

GMT Oct to Mar or +1 Mar to Oct. Details given for comparison


important holiday information ► booking conditions­­ 191 The following terms and conditions (‘booking conditions’) form the basis of your contract with Kuoni Travel Limited. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these terms and conditions and agree to them. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us in the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to ‘holiday’, ‘booking’, ‘contract’, ‘package’, ‘tour’ or ‘arrangements’ mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions, ‘you’ and ‘your’ means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date) or any of them, as the context requires and ‘lead name’ means the person who makes the booking. ‘We’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ means Kuoni Travel Limited.

before you book 1.1 choosing your holiday The holidays contained within this brochure are for departures between 01 January 2012 and 31 March 2013. We hope that your Kuoni holiday will live up to your expectations so it is very important that you choose the right holiday for you. Space in our brochures to give detailed information is limited but there is more information online at www.kuoni.co.uk and our staff are always happy to advise and give you their professional opinion.

1.2 hotel gradings Choosing the right hotel can be a dilemma, especially when travelling to long haul destinations and whilst most hotels have official star ratings locally, in some cases official ratings cannot always be relied on. Subsequently we have categorised all hotels throughout the brochure as three, four or five star to give a general guide. However, standards can vary between hotels of the same class in different countries, and even in the same country. For example city hotels which often cater for business as well as leisure travellers may well have generally higher standards than a beach resort hotel where the whole atmosphere will tend to be more relaxed. It is important to read carefully the individual hotel descriptions. A comparison of the extra night cost shown in the price box against each hotel will also give some idea of how hotels in the same resort/country are likely to compare in terms of general standards.

1.3 single rooms It is an unfair fact of life that single travellers often have to pay over the odds for a room, often up to twice the price each person in a twin room might have to pay. So we have negotiated some super deals and are delighted to offer you the widest choice of single saver offers available on the UK longhaul market today. Please check in the Kuoni Plus box on each page for these very special offers. However note that the standard and location of single rooms is not always as good as that of twin/double rooms even when you pay the single supplement. On safari, excursions and touring holidays single rooms cannot always be guaranteed. Supplements paid will be refunded if a single room previously confirmed is not available. i) Why are single travellers asked to pay more for their room? If a single person occupies a double room they will usually be asked to pay extra (a single supplement). Hotels price their rooms, as doubles or family rooms and they do not reduce the rates if it is occupied by a single person. The costs to the hotel of providing the room – heating, lighting, cleaning etc are the same regardless of how many people occupy that room. This also applies to self-catering units where, for example, three people may choose to occupy accommodation priced for four. ii) Why are single rooms sometimes smaller than doubles or family rooms? Hotel design may mean that single rooms are smaller and sometimes less well appointed. While there is normally a supplement for these rooms, the overall cost will usually be less than when a single person occupies a double room. We do not make additional or excessive profits from these supplements. The prices we charge reflect the costs of under occupancy of the rooms contracted to us by the hotel.

1.4 twin or double rooms Accommodation in all hotels, regardless of the rating, is in standard rooms (sometimes named superior/deluxe) based on twins or doubles unless otherwise stated.

1.5 triple/quad rooms A third or fourth person sharing a room either shares existing beds or has an extra bed (which may be of camp-bed style) placed in a double/twin room. As conditions may be cramped you may wish to consider booking two rooms.

1.6 travelling with children If you are travelling with young children, it is important to note that child seats are not provided for transfers and the legislation varies from country to country. If you specifically require a car seat, we advise you to either take your own with you, or call our Sales team, and we will do our utmost to try and arrange this for you - there may well be an additional charge for this.

1.7 free child accommodation stays Where we offer ‘free child accommodation stays’ at many of our hotels, these are generally based on sharing existing beds in the room. If you require a separate bed, you must advise us at the time of booking, as there may well be a charge added to your booking, or this charge may be payable locally. Any meal plan charges will still apply.

1.8 minimum stays Minimum stays are required at certain hotels for certain periods. Where applicable these will be advised at time of booking.

1.9 booking a room for early arrival or late departure Generally hotel rooms will be available between approximately noon and 3pm, and are to be vacated between 10am and noon, irrespective of your arrival or departure times, unless we have stated otherwise. Should you wish your room to be ready prior to noon on your day of arrival or available after 10am for an afternoon or evening departure, it is possible to reserve the room at the time of booking at a cost no greater than the extra night price quoted on the brochure page.

1.10 kuoni plus/room upgrade/honeymoon/ anniversary offers When the offer of a room upgrade is mentioned in Kuoni Plus, it is not necessarily an upgrade to the next category featured in our brochure, but usually an upgrade to the next category of room (not suite) available within the hotel. We will of course do everything possible to arrange the provision of a double bed for honeymoon couples but it is not always possible to guarantee this and the provision of a double bed does not constitute a term of your contract with us. Anniversary offers only apply if you’re celebrating your Silver (25th) or Golden (50th) wedding anniversary while on holiday. Remember to advise us if it your honeymoon or Silver/Golden anniversary and to take a copy of your marriage certificate with you on holiday. In order to qualify for a Kuoni Plus offer, your stay and/or holiday must be started and completed within the date band specified, under the individual offers as stated. For hotel sale discounts and free night offers, where there is a minimum stay requirement, the nights spent at the hotel must be consecutive. The featured Kuoni Plus Offers are correct at the time of printing this brochure, but they may change, often at short notice. If you are interested in any of the Kuoni Plus Offers, please contact your travel agent and/or our Sales Team to check the current terms of the offer before you book.

1.11 tours - general health requirements Most of our tours are not suitable if you have any disability or have reduced mobility (including being confined to a wheelchair). Therefore, in the interest of safety and comfort for all groups as a whole, you must be fit enough to participate or alternatively you must have an able bodied carer to assist you on the tour’.

when travelling in economy. Please note meals are not provided for infants. Infant charges are based on an infant sitting on an adults lap and additional charges will apply for infants requiring their own seat. Any charge for a baby cot in the room and food are paid by the guest direct to the hotel and there is no entitlement to a separate seat on the aircraft if the flight is full. International airline regulations allow only one infant per adult. We do not allow holidays for children under 10 on escorted tours, coach tours or on safari (unless in private minibus). Some destinations, owing to their lack of special child or medical facilities are also not suitable for very young children but we would be happy to advise which hotels or resorts we think suit your requirements best. See the relevant price box where any specific minimum age restrictions are given.

1.18 public holidays Virtually all countries have public holidays, religious or otherwise. The festivities may temporarily disrupt your holiday and some religious holidays such as Ramadan, which affects many Muslim countries may result in a reduction of facilities and entertainment. Others are somewhat chaotic but great fun to be a part of. We suggest that you take this into consideration when selecting your departure date. The dates known to us at the time of going to press, are: Ramadan: 20 July 2012 (approx. for one month) Chinese New Year: 23 January 2012 Hindu Holi Dye throwing feast (India & Nepal): 08 March 2012 Sinhala & Tamil New Year (Sri Lanka): 13 April 2012 Diwali (India): 13 November 2012 King’s birthday (Thailand): 05 December The appropriate Tourist Offices are happy to supply more detailed information or you may wish to refer to the internet.

1.19 local festivals Various events are organised in most towns throughout the season, and we therefore suggest that you thoroughly research your chosen area before booking.

1.20 other hotel guests

At certain hotels we offer a free lunch, dinner, or hotel bar credit and at other hotels we may offer up to a 20% discount on food and/or beverage extras usually payable at the end of your stay. This offer is not available if you pay by credit card, nor is a cash alternative available.

Many hotels, especially in cities and major resorts, accommodate conventions and conferences. Also, at certain times of the year, some destinations have an influx of groups such as students, associations or clubs. The hotels we feature are shared with guests from many countries with different cultures and customs. We have no control over the acceptance of bookings at the hotels we feature other than our own. We are therefore unable to accept any responsibility for any inconvenience caused by such groups or their activities.

1.13 free night offers

1.21 holiday seasons

Where we specify free night offers this will not necessarily mean free nights are multiplied if you book a longer duration, therefore, please ensure you ask at the time of booking to clarify the number of free nights you will receive.

Most of the destinations we feature in this brochure are available all year round. Some do have quieter ‘off peak’ periods when you can take advantage of uncrowded beaches and more personal attention from hotel staff at excellent prices. At this time it may be necessary for hotels to scale down the size of some of their facilities, such as restaurants, to match demand. Similarly, during peak periods hotels experience full occupancy which may result in a livelier atmosphere and slower service in busier facilities.

1.12 free extras

1.14 all inclusive and hotels for couples Some hotels specified ‘for couples’ cater for mixed sex couples only and in some countries, such as Sri Lanka and Dubai same sex couples are illegal. We recommend that if you are a ‘same sex’ couple, you thoroughly research your chosen hotel/destination before you book, to ensure it is suitable. Hotels often place restrictions on restaurants and meal arrangements. All Inclusive does not necessarily mean that unlimited food and beverages are available 24-hours a day. Individual hotels operate different policies and full details will be provided locally.

1.15 passports/visas/health You will need a full 10 year passport to travel to the destinations we feature in this brochure. Some destinations also require visas. You should contact your GP or a specialist vaccination centre for details of the measures you will need to take prior to departure. Please read page 195 for more details prior to booking your holiday. Many countries including USA now require children to hold their own passports and additional countries are adopting this policy on an ongoing basis. We therefore recommend that all children travel on full passports.

1.16 experiences

Experiences which form part of your package: We are pleased to be able to offer various ‘experiences’ and activities, such as diving, which you can prebook in the UK and pay us as part of your holiday arrangements. Some of these experiences and activities may require you to be in good physical and mental health and, by booking with us, you confirm that you and your party are in good health with no medical history that would make it dangerous for you to participate. You must observe safety instructions at all times. We will only accept responsibility for these experiences and activities in accordance with these booking conditions. The experiences and activities are subject to minimum numbers, and may be cancelled at short notice. In such circumstance, you will receive a full refund of monies paid for the excursion or activity in question. Experiences which do not form part of your package: We are also able to offer assistance and reserve certain experiences and activities for you, for which you pay locally. In these circumstances, we only act as a booking agent for the operator or the excursion or activity concerned. Your contract will therefore be with the local operator which provides it and it does not from part of your contracted holiday arrangements with us. The contract will be subject to the local operator’s terms and conditions, some of which may exclude or limit its liability to you, and will be governed by local law and jurisdiction. Kuoni accepts no liability for any breach of contract or negligent act or omission of any excursion/activity provider.

1.17 children on holiday Offers are subject to availability of triple or quad rooms. Infants under the age of 2 years on the date of return flight pay from £45 for European flights, £199 for longhaul flights and £249 for Australia/New Zealand flights

1.22 meals Meals if included are based on table d’hôte menus, or a meal voucher system unless specified otherwise in the text. Holidays which include main meals generally commence with dinner on the day of arrival at your hotel and terminate with breakfast (on half board) or lunch (on full board) on the day of departure. All Inclusive packages generally finish at check-out time on your day of departure between 10am and noon. After this time, payment for any additional meals must be made direct to the hotel. No refunds on meals not taken can be given. Special diets of any kind (including vegetarian) can seldom be catered for adequately within the constraints of a table d’hôte menu and cannot be guaranteed. We would therefore strongly recommend that anyone with special requirements takes a holiday where no meals (or only breakfast) are included and simply buys the most acceptable dishes from the à la carte menu available locally. Where breakfast is included this will more commonly be continental breakfast, although full breakfasts are provided at certain hotels. Please ask at the time of booking if this is important to you. Supplements shown in our brochures for optional meal plans offer you the opportunity of being able to budget for extra costs before you go. In some cases you may find the cost of the meal cheaper locally, however we regret that it will not be possible to refund the difference either during or after your holiday. Pre booked meals may be subject to dining in the main restaurant only and on occasion it may be necessary to be seated with other hotel guests. If you have paid a half board supplement it may be possible in some hotels to ask for a credit from the table d’hôte dinner to be used against a meal in an à la carte restaurant. However the value of the voucher will generally be considerably less than the half board supplement included in your holiday price.

1.23 upgrading your flight A longhaul flight is generally not a joyride when flying in economy class on scheduled or charter flights. Flights are often full, your choice of seats may not be available, and it may not be possible to obtain seats together. In many cases a choice of upgrade options may be available, to give you a more comfortable journey at a reasonable supplement.

1.24 flight seat requests, airlines and aircraft We strongly recommend (particularly if you are flying economy class), that you check in early if you have particular seat requests. Kuoni has no control over the allocation of seats by the airline and even if a request has been made with the airline to prebook seats, no guarantee can be made that they will still be available on departure. The provision of particular seats does not constitute a term of your contract with us. Please


192 important holiday information ► booking conditions­­­ note airlines operate both older and more modern aircraft within their fleet. We regret we cannot guarantee the type of aircraft you will travel on as this may be subject to change and general availability. Although some airlines offer the facility to book seats online, this is not always possible when booking a holiday through us, as the holidays we offer are based on special Tour Operator fares. In accordance with EU directive (EC) no. 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a ‘Community List’ which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the EU Community. The Community list is available for inspection at http:// ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm We are required to advise you of the actual carrier(s) (or, if the actual carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. We do this by listing carriers to be used or likely to be used on the relevant brochure pages and/or your holiday confirmation invoice. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/ the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of ‘If we change or cancel your holiday’ will apply.

1.25 direct flights The flight routings used in connection with our holidays may be used on special fares which do not necessarily take the most direct route. Some itineraries require a change of aircraft en route. A flight that is described as direct is one where there is no need to change aircraft during the journey. However stops may be made en route for refuelling or to let passengers on and/ or off. Details of any stops will be given on your itinerary wherever possible. However, should you require this information at an earlier stage, please check with your Travel Agent and/or our Sales staff at the time of booking, or our HelpDesk once the booking has been invoiced.

1.26 code share flights It is a common practice for scheduled airlines to use a code ­share system, which may include you flying with a partner airline. Where this situation arises, it is not classed as a major change.

1.27 ‘no frills’ carriers We provide a choice of scheduled and ‘no frills’ carriers to take advantage of the flexibility and pricing available. You should note that ‘no frills’ flights do not include in flight meals. The deposit at the time of booking is £150 per person or 10% of the total holiday cost, whichever is the greater plus the cost of the airfare. However, it may occasionally be necessary to charge a higher deposit due to a fluctuation in airfares, details of which would be advised to you at the time of booking. Any changes to destination / routing will be subject to availability and will incur the loss of the original deposit collected. Date and name changes are permitted, subject to availability and the relevant charges imposed as per the individual airlines own policies (details available on request). Any changes made may also result in additional charges due to an increase in airfare or charges imposed.

1.28 charter flights We provide these to destinations where there are usually no direct scheduled flights, and/or insufficient capacity on these services to meet demand. A charter flight is usually the cheapest and quickest way of reaching the particular destination. However, it should be noted that leg room is slightly less than in economy on some scheduled flights.

1.29 smoking The majority of airlines have introduced a total smoking ban on most or all of their flights and many hotels also now have a non-smoking policy in hotel rooms and public areas. Please ask at the time of booking if this information is important to you.

1.30 special requests Where a special request eg. diet, room location, twin or double bedded room, a particular facility at a hotel, flight seat requests and/or particular meals etc. is an important factor in your choice of holiday, you must advise us when the booking is made. We are happy to pass your request on to the hotel, airline or other supplier but cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated. We will also pass on any dietary requests to airlines but we recommend that you check directly with the airline once your tickets have been issued. The provision of any special request does not constitute a term of your contract with us. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you.

1.31 if you have a disability or medical condition which may affect your holiday If you have any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any significant change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed.

Kuoni complies fully with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air and is delighted to offer assistance to disabled persons or persons with reduced mobility provided that we are given full information about your specific requirements at the time of booking.

1.32 excursion/meal packages Excursion or meal packages which are offered in this brochure are not always cheaper than buying the same arrangements locally. It is often the case that these packages are offered for the convenience of being both booked and paid for in the UK. The cost of any unused tours within excursion packages may not be refunded.

1.33 local purchases We cannot accept responsibility for any items you may purchase locally ie: jewellery/furniture etc and the quality and value of such cannot be guaranteed. We recommend that you check whether or not any extra charges will be payable for import duty or freight and we are unable to assist with any costs you may incur in this respect.

1.34 group transfers Our holidays include group transfers from airports/hotels and vice versa unless otherwise stated on the appropriate pages or your documentation. A group transfer is generally a shared transfer and the type of vehicle used will normally be dependent upon the size of the group, with stops being made en route to drop off/pick up other clients and therefore, the actual duration of your transfer will be dependent upon this. Alternatively, in many destinations, you have the choice of upgrading to your own private transfer at the appropriate cost, details on request.

1.35 weather World weather is becoming more erratic and unpredictable and we cannot be held responsible for disruption to your holiday due to bad or unusual weather conditions.

1.36 our staff We pride ourselves on the quality and friendly professionalism of our staff. In our search to continually try and improve our level of service, we are committed to on-going training, part of which involves the recording of phone calls.

1.37 late bookings & special offers Please note that many of the hotels and tours included in our late bookings and/or special offers are also featured in our other main brochures/website. Any offers/facilities detailed therein are not applicable to late bookings or special offers unless otherwise stated.

booking & paying for your holiday

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(5 days for tickets). We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so. Once your booking is confirmed, you will be given a reference number. Your booking reference is also used as your unique password. It is important that you do not give your reference number to anyone or it will allow access to view, amend or cancel your booking via our website. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from this brochure and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 0132). When you buy an ATOL protected air inclusive holiday or flight* from us you will receive a confirmation invoice from us (or via our authorised agent) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our ATOL. In the unlikely event of our insolvency the CAA will ensure that you are not left stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. Please note: Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme * The air inclusive holidays and flights we arrange are ATOL protected providing either the person who pays for the booking is present in the UK when the booking is made or the first leg of any flight or flights we arrange for you commences in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. We are a member of ABTA (ABTA number V258X). If your package holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday in the same way except that, if already abroad, you will be returned to the point where your contracted arrangements with us commenced. Please go to www.abta. com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection. If you book arrangements other than a package holiday from this brochure (e.g. accommodation only), the financial protection referred to above does not apply.

2.3 out of date range flights Our brochures are prepared well in advance and scheduled airlines will generally not have loaded their seats to sell until approximately 10 months before the departure. Should this apply we will inform you at the time of booking and calculate the price in anticipation that seats will be available in the specific airline booking class to which our specially negotiated airfares apply. We will issue an invoice recording the arrangements reserved for you and will take a deposit. A contract between us will then come into existence on the basis that the price payable will be that applicable when the airline releases the seats and the timings and other flight details will be those confirmed at that time which may be different to those advised at the time of booking.. When the airline seats become available to book we will tell you the price and other flight details and give you 7 days to tell us whether you wish to continue with the booking on the basis of the confirmed price and other details or cancel and receive a full refund. If you wish to continue with the booking, we will issue a revised invoice. In the event that flight seats do not become available, you will receive a full refund of your deposit. We will have no other liability and will not be responsible for refunding the cost of any services booked in conjunction with the flights.

2.1 your commitment to us

2.4 peak season supplements

When you or your Travel Agent wish to confirm a holiday booking you must pay a deposit of either £175 per person or 10% of the holiday cost, whichever is the greater, or any higher deposit which applies to your holiday. The deposit will only be refundable as set out in these booking conditions. Please note some airlines have certain ticketing deadlines and some hotels have certain booking and cancellation conditions and these may affect any cancellation charges – please refer to 3.3 - Cancelling your holiday. When you make a booking, the lead name confirms that you understand and have accepted these booking conditions and our Important Holiday Information which forms our booking conditions. We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to refuse to accept any booking without necessarily specifying a reason. Many airlines now require the full name of all passengers travelling. We will therefore ask you at the time of booking to provide us with your first forename (as shown in your passport) as well as your title and surname. When booking your holiday, if you wish to make a modification to a holiday shown in the brochure we will try to assist. Should you wish to change to an alternative featured hotel, this will be charged at the difference in published price, as long as Kuoni holds the space required. If we have to make a special request for alternative or extra space, an administration fee of £10 per booking will be charged. Additional services will be quoted for upon request. Should you wish to extend your holiday by making your own private arrangements, this can usually be done subject to an administrative charge of £3 per person per night. Prices for accommodation only bookings can be quoted on request. We accept various methods of payment, however please note that if you choose to pay by credit card, there will be a charge levied. You can of course opt for an alternative method of payment ie: cheque or by debit card.

During peak periods such as Christmas and Easter when demand outstrips the supply of airline seats and accommodation, you may find that supplements are added to the cost of your holiday. The supplements may be for certain holiday departures and/or accommodation on specific dates.

2.2 our commitment to you We will arrange to provide you with the various services which form part of the holiday you book with us. Before your booking is confirmed and a contract comes into existence, we reserve the right to increase or decrease, and correct errors in advertised prices (see Kuoni’s Price Guarantee opposite) and to change any of the information contained in this brochure. Changes will be made known to you at the time of booking. The prices we advertise are based on specially negotiated airfares to be booked in a specific airline booking class. At the time of booking, if there is a lack of availability in the specified class on any particular flight, we will endeavour to secure seats for you in an alternative economy class and you will be told the amount of the applicable flight supplement / higher deposit before you book. A booking is not accepted until we issue an invoice. The date shown on the invoice, which will be sent to you or your Travel Agent is the date of booking. It is important to check the details on the invoice when you get it. If any details appear to be incorrect or incomplete, please contact us or your Travel Agent immediately as it may not be possible to make changes later. We regret we cannot accept any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracy (for which we are responsible) in any document within 10 days of our sending it out

kuoni’s price guarantee All prices quoted in this brochure are calculated on rates of exchange as known on 07 October 2011 and as published in the Financial Times of 10 October 2011 (£1=AU$ 1.5862). Brochure prices can go up or down. Before you make a booking we will give you the up to date price of your chosen holiday, including the cost of any peak season supplements, fuel surcharges, upgrades or additional facilities which you have requested*. Once you have accepted this price and a booking has been made, that price is fully guaranteed and will not be subject to any surcharges. *See out of date range flights at 2.3

price includes The services of Kuoni resident representatives (tour leaders on escorted tours) or Kuoni appointed local agents with English speaking staff in most of the areas featured in this brochure.

► Economy

class airfares on scheduled (or charter flights) on IATA carriers and other airlines from UK as per itinerary (Air fares are based on group travel and changes of reservations are not permitted without the confirmation of Kuoni). ► 44 Ibs (20 kgs) baggage allowance or on selected routes eg USA/ Caribbean 2 pieces of luggage (dimensions not exceeding 1 at 62” and 1 at 55”) plus 1 piece of hand baggage (dimensions not exceeding 45” unless otherwise stated). ► Accommodation and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary. ► Meals as shown under hotel and tour text. ► UK departure tax. ► Government taxes and compulsory service charges. ► Transfers from airport/hotels and vice versa unless otherwise stated on the appropriate pages.

not included Visa fees, overseas airport taxes, overseas porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication of this brochure. ► Optional excursions or activities booked during your holiday. ►


important holiday information ► booking conditions­­ 193 They do not necessarily indicate that additional services such as Gala dinners will be provided. The cost of these supplements will be quoted to you at the time of booking.

2.5 ‘from prices’ Kuoni offers you the flexibility to create your own holiday from the range of accommodation and services available. Because of the wide choice, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel or itinerary featured but this may vary depending on a number of factors such as your date of travel and choice of accommodation. To help you in choosing a holiday which is tailor made by us to your requirements, please call our Sales team, or visit your travel agent or our website for further information about services and prices. We will be happy to provide you with an up to date quote.

2.6 paying for your holiday After your booking is taken and a deposit received, a confirmation invoice will be sent to you detailing the total cost due. Full payment must be received not less than 61 days before departure. If we or your travel agent have not received full payment at least 61 days before departure, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you and forfeit your deposit by way of cancellation charges. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in 3.3 depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled. If you make a holiday booking within 61 days of your departure date then you must pay the full cost of the holiday at the booking stage. All money paid by you to one of our authorised travel agents for your holiday will be held by the agent on our behalf until paid to us.

2.7 pricing errors Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the most up to date and correct prices are shown on our website and in our brochures, there may on occasion be an incorrect price shown, due to an unfortunate error. When we become aware of any such error, we will endeavour to notify you at the time of booking (if we are then aware of the mistake) or within 7 days of the time of booking, or as soon as reasonably possible. We must reserve the right to cancel the booking if you do not wish to accept the price which is actually applicable to the holiday in which case, you will be given the choice to amend your booking to an alternative holiday, at the correct price.

2.8 overlapping price panels Holidays which do not fall completely within the date bands specified in the price box may be subject to a reduction or increase. The exact cost of your holiday will be confirmed to you at the time of booking.

2.9 insurance It is important that you have insurance cover and that it is adequate and suitable for your particular needs. If you fail to take out insurance and have to cancel your booking, you will be charged in accordance with our normal terms and conditions – see 3.3 – Cancelling your holiday. Furthermore, if you require medical/any other form of assistance whilst on holiday you will not be covered and you in turn may incur significant costs. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday.

2.10 travel information and documents After booking you will receive an invoice with all important information relevant to your destination. We strongly recommend you check the details carefully and read the information. Please ensure that you check your flight timings carefully on your tickets. The correct timings, using the 24 hour clock, may have been adjusted since we published the brochure and since you received your invoice. Approximately 14 days before departure you will receive your eticket together with your final itinerary. However in the case of late bookings, changes or late payments, tickets may be emailed to you.

if you want to change or cancel your holiday 3.1 changes or additions to your holiday If you want to change any part of your holiday arrangements after the invoice has been issued, we will do our best to make the change, but it may not be possible. Any request for changes must be made in writing by the person who made the original booking, or his or her travel agent. If it is possible to make the change, it will be subject to an administration charge of £50 per booking, and payment of any further costs incurred as a result of the change. If we agree that you may change your booking to a holiday of lower value, and then you cancel that holiday, we reserve the right to levy cancellation charges on the value of the original booking. Scheduled airlines normally regard name changes as a cancellation and rebooking, and any alteration may incur a 100% cancellation charge in respect of the air fare. Please note that save for the transfer of a booking (see below), or the addition of any offers made by Kuoni in the brochure which were not requested at the time of booking, it will not be possible to make changes within 28 days of your scheduled departure date.

3.2 transferring bookings If any person named on a booking is prevented from travelling as a result of illness, the death of a close relative, jury service or other significant reason, we will agree to that person’s booking being transferred to another person (introduced by you) who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package, subject to both persons accepting liability for full payment of the holiday cost and all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers in order to make the transfer. We must be given at least 14 days notice of the transfer request. An administration charge will be made of £50 per person for requests made more than 61 days before departure, and £100 per person within 61 days before

departure. For flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight.

3.3 cancelling your holiday If you or anyone on your holiday booking decides to cancel the holiday, the lead name must notify us of the decision as soon as possible. Any notification by telephone must also be confirmed in writing or by e-mail within 24-hours by the lead name. Cancellation will take effect from the day we are notified provided that written confirmation is received by us within 24-hours of the original notification. A cancellation invoice will be sent to you or your travel agent within 7 days, if you do not receive this please contact us immediately in order to prevent an increase in charges. You may also check your booking has been cancelled on our web-site, www.kuoni.co.uk. Should you already be in receipt of your airline tickets please also return these to us along with your cancellation request. The following scale of charges will be payable depending on when the notification of cancellation is received. Insurance premiums and amendment charges are are not refundable in the event of cancellation. References to the deposit include all sums paid or payable at the time of booking. Period prior to departure notice of cancellation is received by us or your travel agent Prior to 61 days: 60 – 42 days: 41 – 33 days: 32 – 15 days: 14 days or less:

Cancellation charge per person cancelling loss of deposit 50% of total holiday cost 60% of total holiday cost 90% of total holiday cost 100% of total holiday cost

NB In certain cases the airline may have applied certain ticketing deadlines to your booking and this may result in higher cancellation charges. This also applies to certain hotels, who may often charge a higher cancellation fee regardless of the above-mentioned timeframes, and you may therefore be charged a higher amount than detailed above. It is therefore important to enquire for details at the time of booking and cancellation. We would strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance which provides cover against loss of deposit or cancellation fees. If you have taken advantage of an airline offer as detailed on the relevant page and paid a higher deposit, the cancellation charge payable by you will be the higher of this deposit or the appropriate cancellation charge detailed above.

if we want to change or cancel your holiday 4.1 brochure accuracy We rigorously check the information given in our brochure about accommodation, resorts, itineraries etc., to ensure it is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to press (October 2011). However, as brochures are prepared well in advance, advertised descriptions and facilities may change before and after you book. Please check the up to date position at the time of booking. Please bear in mind that hoteliers, restaurateurs, night club owners etc., may wish to maintain or improve their facilities, or even take a break themselves. Flight times, carriers and routes in the brochure are given for guidance only as there may be changes. Final details will be shown on your tickets. Tour, excursion, cruise or safari itineraries may change as a result of local conditions. Circumstances such as these, or weather conditions, time of year etc., may cause some of the amenities we have described to be unavailable or different from those advertised in our brochure. When we are told of any significant or long term changes we will always endeavour to advise you prior to your departure.

4.2 building and development work Many hotels and resorts are continuing to develop, sometimes rapidly and intensively and often with little or no advance warning. Whilst we have no control over such work, as a responsible tour operator, it is important to us that you are aware of any significant building/refurbishment work that may be going on during your stay. General refurbishment at hotels is necessary to maintain standards but if we are informed of such work we will endeavour to notify you of as soon as possible, however near to your departure this may be.

4.3 flight changes The flight timings shown in our brochure, on our website and/or detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time. Airlines occasionally may change the type of aircraft used on a particular flight without advance warning. Scheduled and charter flight timings, and days of operation are subject to change. We will advise you of any significant change as soon as we ourselves are informed by the airline. Minor timing changes will be shown on the flight tickets, which you should check carefully when received. Should the changes involve a reduction in the duration of your holiday, we will offer you a refund of any applicable costs. Any change in the identity of the airline, flight timings and/or aircraft type (if advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions.

4.4 if we change or cancel your holiday before your departure We hope and expect to be able to provide you with all the services we have confirmed to you at the time of booking.

We plan arrangements a long time in advance of your holiday using independent suppliers such as airlines, hotels etc., over whom we have no direct control. On occasions changes do have to be made, and we reserve the right to make these. Most of these changes are minor. However, occasionally, changes are significant. A significant change includes a change of accommodation to that of a lower category and/or price for the whole or a major part of your time away, a change of flight time of more than 12 hours, a change of UK departure airport (except between London airports), or a significant change of resort area. Similarly, we do our best to avoid cancelling holidays but we must reserve the right to do so. However, we promise we will only cancel your confirmed booking after you have made full payment where we are forced to do so as a result of ‘force majeure’ as defined below or lack of minimum numbers. Please note, some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to enable us to operate them. If the minimum number of bookings required for a particular holiday has not been received, we are entitled to cancel it. We will notify you or your travel agent of cancellation for this reason no later than 61 days prior to departure. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:(a) (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements; or (b) purchasing an alternative holiday from us, of a similar standard to that originally booked if available. We will offer you at least one alternative holiday of equivalent or higher standard for which you will not be asked to pay any more than the price of the original holiday. If this holiday is in fact cheaper than the original one, we will refund the price difference. If you do not wish to accept the holiday we specifically offer you, you may choose any of our other then available holidays. You must pay the applicable price of any such holiday. This will mean your paying more if it is more expensive or receiving a refund if it is cheaper; or (c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us. If we have to make a significant change or cancel we will, where compensation is appropriate, pay you the compensation payments set out in the table below depending on the circumstances and when the significant change or cancellation is notified to you subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where (1) we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate your holiday has not been reached (see above). No compensation will be payable and the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where a change is a minor one. A change of flight time of less than 12 hours, airline (except where otherwise stated), type of aircraft (if advised) or destination airport will all be treated as minor changes. Period before departure within which a Compensation significant compensation change or cancellation Per Person is notified to you or your travel agent More than 60 days: NIL 60 – 42 days: £20 41 – 28 days: £30 27 – 15 days: £40 14 – 0 days: £50

4.5 changes due to circumstances beyond our control Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of ‘force majeure’. In these booking conditions, ‘force majeure’ means any event or circumstances which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include, whether actual or threatened, war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, fire and other situations which are outside our control.

4.6 if we change your holiday accommodation We do not control the day to day management of your accommodation, and in exceptional cases it is possible that we may be advised that the reserved accommodation has been overbooked. If this happens before your departure or on arrival in resort we will endeavour to provide accommodation of at least the same standard in the same resort area. If only accommodation of a lower standard is available we will refund the difference of the brochure price between the accommodation booked and that available, and will pay up to £50 per person for any inconvenience.

4.7 if we curtail your holiday after departure Very rarely, we may be forced by ‘force majeure’ (see 4.6) to change or terminate your holiday after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.

4.8 minimum numbers Price boxes on relevant pages will indicate whether a particular holiday is subject to a minimum number of participants for its operation. Please contact us at the time of booking should you require details regarding the number of people on your tour. We will advise you at least 61 days before departure if minimum numbers have not been reached.


194 important holiday information ► booking conditions­­­ You will then have the choice of booking an alternative holiday with us, changing your departure date at the appropriate additional cost, or having a refund of monies paid. No compensation will be payable and we are unable to offer refunds of any associated costs ie visas etc.

4.9 tours Whilst every effort is made to operate a tour as advertised, on occasion it may be necessary to make changes to the accommodation, the routing or order of an itinerary. Unless the change significantly alters the holiday, compensation will not be payable for minor alterations to the itinerary or nightly accommodation.

on holiday 5.1 flight delays In the event of a flight being delayed, we will arrange for the following to be provided, whenever practical, and subject to the airport being able to cater for this:- over 4 hours, an appropriate meal, and for delays of at least 8 hours extending beyond midnight, overnight accommodation will be provided wherever possible. However, this will depend on such factors as the expected length of delay, local availability of accommodation, immigration rulings etc. Where long flight delays result in lost holiday time, no refunds are given by hotels for unused accommodation, as rooms are held for delayed arrivals, not re-let.

5.2 water/electricity supplies In many of the less sophisticated destinations we feature, the water and electricity services struggle to keep up with the increased demands from tourism. Limited rainfall can put further pressure on their provision. Hotels do everything possible to maintain full services. However, occasional power cuts and/or water restrictions may be experienced.

5.3 accommodation in the tropics In many hotels, especially beach resorts ‘insects’ in the rooms (eg. cockroaches etc) are almost inevitable. It should by no means be taken as a sign of dirtiness, simply a fact of life in these destinations. Views from some hotel rooms may be partly obscured by palm trees and other vegetation that can grow very quickly in tropical climates.

5.4 watersports and other activities Many hotels offer watersports and other sporting activities, in some cases these may be free of charge. Please note that in the interest of your personal safety, the operators of these activities may require that you demonstrate your competence (for example a swimming test) prior to commencement and reserve the right to refuse participation for any reason if they feel this may compromise your or another guest’s safety. Please note there may be certain age restrictions for children/adults to do certain activities so please ensure you enquire locally.

­5.5 behaviour Most people go on holiday for rest and relaxation, so if in our reasonable opinion or in the opinion of any airline pilot, hotel manager, tour leader or other person in authority, your behaviour is causing or is likely to cause danger, upset or damage to property or is persistently affecting the enjoyment of others, we reserve the right to terminate your holiday. Should this happen no refund or compensation would be paid and we will have no further responsibility for your holiday arrangements including return travel.

5.6 personal belongings and lost items For security reasons valuables should be kept to a minimum and packed in your hand luggage along with your medicines, camera, film, electrical or battery-operated appliances, as well as basic essentials such as a change of clothing and toiletries. It can be easy to lose items but it is your responsibility to look after your property at all times and you must ensure you are adequately covered by comprehensive insurance. If you lose any personal items whilst on holiday, please obtain a written report from a local representative, or police, to help with any insurance claim upon your return.

5.7 if you have a complaint while you are on holiday If you have cause for complaint whilst on holiday, you must bring it to the attention of our local representative or agent and the hotel immediately. They will do their best to rectify the situation. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday, but then to write a letter of complaint upon return. If you do not raise concerns immediately, this may affect our ability to investigate and take remedial action and it may impact on the way your complaint is dealt with.

5.8 kuoni duty officer Kuoni operates a 24-hour emergency duty officer system, and the contact number for this will be provided with your itinerary.

5.9 conservation It is becoming ever more important to conserve the world’s natural resources, its landscapes, flora and fauna. Someone coined the phrase ‘Take only photographs; leave only footprints’ and a number of countries now use this to promote conservation. It would be hard to improve on this statement.

5.10 our commitment to you for your holiday arrangements (a) We promise to make sure that the holiday arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these booking conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted holiday arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers to use

reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted holiday arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers). (b) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (for example loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable or - ‘force majeure’ as defined in 4.5 (c) For claims which do not involve personal injury, illness or death, the most we will have to pay if we are liable to you is twice the price, the person affected, paid for their holiday (not including insurance premiums and amendment charges). We will only have to pay this maximum amount if everything has gone wrong and you have received no benefit from your holiday. Where enjoyment of only some days has been affected, we will refund reasonable related expenses and pay a daily sum of compensation up to £50 per day per person affected. (d) Subject to (b) above, if you are killed, injured or become ill during or as a result of, carriage (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) by aircraft, ship or train forming part of the holiday arrangements booked before departure from the UK and to which any international convention or regulation applies, our liability to pay compensation and/or the amount of compensation we will pay is limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Where a carrier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. e) Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the CAA on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk (f) Please note, we cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised by us and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion you purchase in resort. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any advertising material or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you. (g) The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract – and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred – will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. If the particular services which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those services been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable holiday maker to refuse to take the arrangements in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to (a). We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care. (h) Our suppliers (such as airlines, accommodation or transport providers) have their own booking conditions or conditions of carriage, and these conditions are binding between you and the supplier. Some of these conditions may limit or remove the relevant transport provider’s or other supplier’s liability to you. You can get copies of such conditions from our offices, or the offices of the relevant supplier. (i) If we make any payment to you or any member of your party for death, personal injury or illness, you must give us or our insurers the rights you may have to take action against the person or organisation responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness and you must co-operate fully with us in seeking recovery of any payment we make.

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(j) Operational decisions may be taken by air carriers and airports resulting in delays, diversions or rescheduling. Kuoni has no control over such decisions, and is therefore unable to accept responsibility for them. Where, as a result of force majeure we are obliged to change or end your holiday after departure, but before the end of your holiday, we will not pay compensation or reimburse you for expenses incurred. You should have adequate travel insurance for your holiday and claim via your insurance company for any loss or damage to luggage and/or personal possessions. In the event that any claim is made directly with us, our liability to pay compensation and/or the amount of compensation will be limited in accordance with the conventions referred to in (d) where applicable. (h) Locally Booked Excursions/Activities Whilst you are away on holiday you may be offered the opportunity to buy optional excursions and activities. These are provided by independent local companies, which are neither owned nor controlled by Kuoni, and for whom Kuoni acts only as an agent (if we make a booking for you). If you decide to buy an excursion or activity, your contract will be made with the local company which provides it and it will not from part of your contracted holiday arrangements with us. The contract will be subject to the excursion/activity provider’s terms and conditions, some of which may exclude or limit its liability to you, and will be governed by local law and jurisdiction. Kuoni accepts no liability for any breach of contract or act or omission of any excursion/activity provider. Some excursions/activities may contain an element of risk or require a good level of physical fitness, and, if in doubt, you should make direct enquiries with the local provider, before deciding to buy and check that you are covered by your travel insurance policy.

5.11 representative services Please note we do not have representative services available in all the destinations we feature and therefore you will not necessarily be met on arrival. Please ensure you refer to your itinerary which will provide the appropriate contact details should you need assistance whilst on holiday.

5.12 curtailment If you cut short your holiday and return home early in circumstances where you have no reasonable cause for complaint about the standard of accommodation and services provided, we will not offer you any refund for the remainder of your holiday not completed, or assist with any associated costs you may incur. Depending on the circumstances, your travel insurance may offer cover for curtailment and we suggest that any claim is made directly with them.

on return from your holiday 6.1 questionnaire Your feedback is really important to us. At the end of your holiday, you will be given a questionnaire to fill in. We would like to know if you have had a great time or if you think the hotel or service has not been up to scratch. If you forget to fill in the paper version, you can always complete the questionnaire online when you get home. As a gesture of thanks you will be entered into our prize draw to win a luxurious 7 night holiday for two – please visit: www.kuoni.co.uk/survey.

6.2 if you had a problem If a problem remains unresolved during your holiday, you should make a complaint in writing to Kuoni within 28 days of the completion of the holiday. Please remember to quote your holiday booking number and daytime telephone number. We will reply to you within 28 days of receipt of your letter, as laid down by the ABTA Tour Operator’s Code of Conduct.

6.3 dealing with complaints We are a member of ABTA, membership number V258X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We certainly hope that we can settle any holiday complaints amicably, however, should this prove not to be the case you may refer any dispute relating to this contract to arbitration under a special scheme arranged by ABTA. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability for you in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences, although claims which include an element of minor injury or illness can be considered subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person, in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by ABTA within 1 year of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the scheme may still be available if we agree, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA mediation procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires us to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Details of the arbitration and mediation schemes are available from us on request or from www.abta.com. We both agree that English Law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (‘claim’) (except as set out below). We both also agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) must be dealt with under the ABTA arbitration scheme (if the scheme is available for the claim in question and you wish to use it – see above) or by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and claim governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply).


important holiday information ► booking conditions­­ 195 6.4 law and jurisdiction We both agree that English Law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (‘claim’) (except as set out below). We both also agree that any claim (and whether or not involving any personal injury) must be dealt with under the ABTA arbitration scheme (if the scheme is available for the claim in question and you wish to use it – see above) or by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and claim governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply).

data protection policy For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are a data controller. In order to process your booking, send you a brochure or respond to an enquiry, we need to collect personal data from you. Depending on what’s required, the personal data we collect may include names and contact details, credit/ debit card or other payment information and special requirements such as those relating to any disability or medical condition which may affect holiday arrangements and any dietary restrictions which may disclose your religious beliefs (‘sensitive personal data’). All references in this privacy policy to personal data include sensitive personal data unless otherwise stated. The person who makes the booking is responsible for ensuring that other members of your party are aware of our booking conditions and this privacy policy and that they consent to your acting on their behalf in your dealings with us. Appropriate personal data will be passed on to the relevant suppliers of your arrangements and any other third party (including banks and/or credit card issuers) who need to know it so that your holiday can be provided. The information may also be provided to government / public authorities such as customs, immigration and the security services if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. We may disclose personal data to companies in the Kuoni Group for business purposes and to companies who act as data processors on our behalf. On occasions, we may use other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as mailing brochures and marketing material. We only provide third parties with the personal data they require in order to deliver their services. Other than in relation to government / public authorities (over whom we have no control), we will take appropriate steps which are intended to ensure that anyone to whom we pass your personal data for any reason agrees to keep it secure and only uses it for the purposes of providing their services. If we cannot pass personal data to the relevant suppliers or any other third party as applicable, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to fulfil your booking. ‘In making your booking, you consent to personal data being passed on to the relevant suppliers and other third parties. We take appropriate technical and organisational measures which are intended to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data. Your personal data may be stored, used and otherwise processed within the UK and/or any other country(ies) of the European Economic Area (EEA). EEA countries are all member states of the European Union together with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. We may also store, use or otherwise process personal data outside the EEA. Data protection laws may not be as strong outside the EEA as they are in the EEA. Personal data will not be transferred to a country outside the EEA unless (1) the country to which it is transferred is one which the European Commission considers to provide an adequate level of data protection or (2) the personal data is transferred to a United States company which has signed up to the Safe Harbour scheme or (3) the personal data is transferred to a company which is required by our contract with them only to deal with the data in accordance with our instructions and to maintain appropriate security to protect the personal data which we are satisfied they have or (4) we are obliged to provide the personal data to a government / public authority in order to provide your holiday. By making a booking with us, you agree to allow your insurers, their agents and medical staff to disclose relevant information to us in circumstances where we may need to act in your interests or in the interests of everyone in any group with whom you are travelling. For example, if you contract an infectious illness whilst on holiday, we may need to make special arrangements for you and ensure that you do not return with the group immediately. We would also like to store and use your personal data for future marketing purposes (for example, sending you a brochure, special offers or other marketing material) unless you have told us that you do not wish us to do so. All personal data you give us (including sensitive personal data) will be kept but we will use only names and contact details for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to receive future marketing material, please notify us by writing to the address below or by e-mail to [insert appropriate e-mail address]. You are generally entitled to ask us what details of yours are being held or processed, for what purpose and to whom they may be or have been disclosed. We will charge a fee to respond to such a request. We promise to respond to your request within 40 days of receiving your written request and fee. In certain limited circumstances we are entitled to refuse your request. If you believe that any of your personal data which we are processing is incorrect, please contact us immediately..

visas & general information weather/tidal conditions Information is supplied by the Meteorological Office, local tourist offices and other sources and is given as a guide only. Our Sales team is happy to advise on weather trends as many of the destinations featured in this brochure have a tropical climate where heavy rainfall and strong winds (sometimes hurricane force) do occur at certain times of the year, however world weather patterns are now becoming more and more erratic resulting

in unusual rainfall, storms and even floods. During monsoon season, you are likely to get more rain than sunshine. Most people go on holiday to spend time in the sunshine and although adverse weather conditions can be very frustrating Kuoni cannot assume any responsibility for the statistical information provided opposite, nor accept liability to make refunds or pay compensation for alternative arrangements, damage to property or curtailed holidays as a result of such conditions. Some destinations featured in this brochure are subject to tides at specific times of the year which can affect swimming. Please refer to meteorological websites for the latest and most up-to-date information on tides for the destination you intend to travel to.

health, safety & security abroad We take the safety and security of our clients extremely seriously. If the Foreign Office advises that people should not visit a particular country, then we would act on this and reserve the right to cancel your holiday. However we are sure you appreciate from press and television coverage that the political, economic and social conditions in many of the countries we feature in this brochure are not as stable as we are used to in Europe. Sadly crimes against both people and their property are a fact of life the world over, and when in a foreign country it is very important to be extra vigilant and avoid drawing attention to yourself by wearing expensive jewellery, carrying expensive camera equipment etc. Travellers have the same responsibility for their personal safety and that of their possessions, as they do at home. Kuoni holidays operate to many parts of the world, some of which do not conform to British health and safety standards. We request that all hotels comply with the local regulations applicable in their country for health and safety but we cannot guarantee that these meet British standards and therefore urge that you undertake reasonable precautions to protect your family and yourself whilst on holiday. To make the most of your trip abroad, check out the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel. Packed with essential travel advice and tips, this website offers a wealth of country-specific information that only the FCO can provide. Foreign Office advice is also displayed on BBC2 (Ceefax) page 470 onwards or you may wish to contact the Foreign Office Travel Advice Unit on 0845 850 2829.

health & vaccinations Health facilities, hygiene and disease risk vary worldwide. You should take health advice about your specific needs as early as possible and ensure that vaccinations or preventative measures such as malaria tablets are taken early enough (which may be a month or more prior to departure) to be fully effective by the date of travel. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended and required vaccination and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac. org Sources of information include the Department of Health free leaflet ‘Health advice for travellers’ (available on request Tel. 0207 210 4850), your specialist travel clinic. The advice given in respect of vaccinations was correct at the time of going to press (October 2011).

passports & visas We can only advise of the requirements for British and Irish citizens holding a full passport British and Irish passport endorsed in any way and all other passport holders, requirements should be checked with the relevant embassy. You should ensure that you have a valid ten year passport and, as many countries require expiry dates on passports to be a considerable length of time after the return from holiday, we would recommend that your passport is valid for 6 months after return to the UK. All children are required to travel on their own passports. Requirements may change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. A full British passport presently takes approximately 2 to 6 weeks to obtain. If you or any member of your party is 16 or over and haven’t yet got a passport, you should apply for one at least 6 weeks before your holiday. The UK Passport Service has to confirm your identity before issuing your first passport and will ask you to attend an interview in order to do this. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty or expenses being imposed on or incurred by us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.

usa entry requirements The US Government have strict entry regulations which must be adhered to. Please note if you or your dependants do not have the appropriate personal documentation the US Customs will not allow entry. Please see some guidelines below and for full advice visit the US Embassy website on london. usembassy.gov or phone 0906 8200 290. ► All passports must be valid, machine readable with a digital photograph or an e-passport with an electronic chip. You can check the validity of your passport on the useful link on the US Embassy website. A passport indicating that the bearer is a British subject, British dependant territories citizen, British overseas citizen, British National Citizen or British Protected Person does not qualify for travel without a visa or someone who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK. NB: Some passports issued by British Consular posts abroad may not be machine readable – please check with the UK Passport Service on 0870 521 0410 or www.passport.gov.uk for further information.

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Also applicable to passengers in transit in the US. The US Govt requires advance passenger information detailing their country of residence, as well as postal address of the first hotel where you will be staying in the US, which can be found on the contacts page of your final itinerary. This information will be collected by the airline upon check-in and will also be required on the Visa Waiver form on the aircraft. ► Finger scanning and Facial recognition is a standard security process for all travellers to the US on arrival. ► British Citizens holding a UK passport can enter under visa waiver program and do not require a visa prior to travel providing: *Duration of stay is no more than 90 days and the traveller has a valid onward or return ticket. *Travel is for business, tourism or transit only. *Traveller is not a journalist or seeking employment. *Traveller has never been arrested, refused entry or deported from the US or previously violated the terms of admission under the visa waiver program. ►

esta - electronic travel authorisation It is compulsory for all British Citizen passport holders to obtain an electronic travel authorisation prior to boarding a carrier to travel by air or sea to the US under the visa waiver program and also includes passengers in transit to/from the US. Applications can be submitted anytime however we recommend no later than 72 hours prior to travel. For further information and to apply online visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov This does NOT however include British Subjects, British Dependent Territories Citizens, British Overseas Citizens, British National Overseas Citizens and British Protected Persons passport holder who must have full visas if they want to travel to the US and should contact the US embassy for more information.

canadian entry requirements If you have committed or been convicted of a criminal offence including driving whilst impaired, you may be prohibited from entering Canada. For further information please contact the Canadian High Commission 020 7258 6600.

kuoni visa service In most cases, where we have indicated visas are required, the Kuoni Travel Visa Service can obtain these for you. Full details on how to obtain a visa, cost and application time will be sent with your confirmation invoice, these are all subject to change. Residents outside the UK, non British passport holders and late booking passengers should check urgently with Kuoni Travel Visa Service or the embassy direct as it may not be possible to obtain the visa in time prior to arrival. This service is only available to clients who have booked with Kuoni. For your visa enquiries on the indicated destinations please contact the Kuoni Travel Visa Service on visa@kuoni.co.uk, tel 0845 166 7040 or fax 0207 723 3449.

flying times The times given in this brochure are approximate and based on outbound flights. They may vary depending on flight schedules, type of aircraft, weather conditions etc., and are indications of the hours spent actually flying (excluding time on the ground during stops en route or when changing aircraft). Where no figures are shown, we do not offer direct or same-day connecting flights.

holiday insurance This is a vital part of any holiday so please ensure you take out adequate travel insurance with full cancellation cover.

free parking & up to 40% off uk airport hotels Why not get your holiday off to a relaxed start or finish? Kuoni have negotiated an excellent deal with Holiday Extras. They have over 90 hotels at 20 airports, plus exclusive packages and prices for Kuoni customers. Free parking for the duration of your holiday is available at selected hotels; with airport parking also available at extremely competitive prices; and valet parking at Heathrow and Gatwick, to avoid all the hassle of finding a parking space. For further details or to book your Extras please call 0871 360 2019 quoting Kuoni. And for that little bit extra, there are 24 lounges at 13 airports providing free drinks and snacks, also available for you to book now!

holiday money direct to your door Order your foreign currency from us and we can deliver it direct to your door, or you can collect it at the airport. We offer this service in conjunction with Currency Express and all details are available from our team (number as above) or on our website at www.kuoni. co.uk under Travel Extras. It’s so simple, so easy to do and so much more convenient than going to the bank.

photographs A number of images in this brochure have been used by kind permission of our business partners and are protected by copyright.

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Visit your local travel agent or book your holiday by phone or online 24 hours a day at www.kuoni.co.uk Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744302

Groups (of 15 or more) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744477 Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . groups@kuoni.co.uk Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

America & Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744303 Australasia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744304 Caribbean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744305

After-sales team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744440 Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . aftersales@kuoni.co.uk Monday to Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am–5pm

Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744707 Egypt, Dubai & Arabia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744306 Far East (inc. China) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744307 Honeymoons & Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 747007 India, Nepal & Bhutan Indian Ocean

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24-hour brochure requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0844 557 3777 E-brochures at www.kuoni.co.uk/brochures for travel agents Book online at www.agents.kuoni.co.uk To receive your password to book online, sign up for our emails or for information on Worldwide College, email: agency@kuoni.co.uk

Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744309 Latin America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744317 Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01306 744318 World Class

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Visit a Kuoni store london high street kensington 184 High Street Kensington, London, W8 7RG. Tel: 0207 361 7800 Email: kensington.sales@kuoni.co.uk london knightsbridge 5 Montpelier Street, London, SW7 1EX Tel: 0207 052 0778 Email: knightsbridge.sales@kuoni.co.uk london city Unit D, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DY Tel: 0207 600 4205 Email: londoncity.sales@kuoni.co.uk bluewater Lower Guildhall, Bluewater, DA9 9SN Tel: 01322 384800 Email: bluewater.sales@kuoni.co.uk bristol 21 Penn Street (opposite Cabot Circus), Bristol, BS1 3AU. Tel: 0117 927 2009 Email: bristol.sales@kuoni.co.uk

cambridge 7 Grand Arcade, St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BJ. Tel: 01223 361117 Email: cambridge.sales@kuoni.co.uk cheltenham 50 The Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1LY Tel: 01242 261116 Email: cheltenham.sales@kuoni.co.uk dorking 74 High Street, Dorking, RH4 1AY Tel: 01306 884420 Email: dorking.sales@kuoni.co.uk

leeds 3 King Edward Street, Leeds, LS1 6AX. Tel: 01132 422 264 Email: leeds.sales@kuoni.co.uk

sheffield Meadowhall Centre, 48 Park Lane, Sheffield, S9 1EL. Tel: 0114 256 8540 Email: meadowhall.sales@kuoni.co.uk

liverpool Liverpool One, 10 Peters Lane Liverpool, L1 3DE. Tel: 0151 708 0088 Email: liverpool.sales@kuoni.co.uk

solihull 3 Crescent Arcade, Touchwood, Solihull, B91 3GZ. Tel: 0121 711 8848 Email: solihull.sales@kuoni.co.uk

manchester 64-66 King Street, Manchester, M2 4ND Tel: 0161 817 6550 Email: manchester.sales@kuoni.co.uk

kuoni partnership stores Baldwins Travel Maidstone. Tel: 01622 762141 Peter Goord Travel, Plymouth. Tel: 01752 364186 Travel Bureau, Gosforth. Tel: 0191 285 9321 World Market Travel, Bath. Tel: 01225 486800

kingston-upon-thames 20 Market Place, Kingston-Upon-Thames Surrey, KT1 1JP. Email: kingston.sales@kuoni.co.uk

milton keynes 150 Midsummer Arcade, Centre MK, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BA Tel: 01908 667799 Email: miltonkeynes.sales@kuoni.co.uk

guildford 42/44 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3EL. Tel: 01483 454409 Email: guildford.sales@kuoni.co.uk

nottingham 44 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GQ. Tel: 0115 947 0074 Email: nottingham.sales@kuoni.co.uk

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