16-Nights Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand Summer 2018

Contrasts Of Australia And New Zealand Summer 2018
Turn a corner, discover yet another spellbinding wonder. The eerie stillness of the Milford Sound, ultimate glacier adventure and Angie's famous Pavlova in the Southern Alps dot your travels through New Zealand, but not before a brush with the surfing splendour of Aussie's Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.

Sightseeing Highlights

City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland
Cruise on Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park
View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train
Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Queensland, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Te Puia Geothermal Valley in Rotorua

Dining Highlights

16 hot buffet breakfasts
8 dinners (Including Be My Guest)
4 lunches (Including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
Porterage, local tips and charges
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
All hotel charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights

23-Nights The Big Walkabout with Sailing Start Darwin end Sydney

The Big Walkabout With Sailing (Start Darwin) (Start Darwin, End Sydney)The incredible mix of landscapes, friendly people & adventure is what makes Aussie so unique. If you?re up for all of it then this is your tour. Discover the Top End’s endless landscapes & Red Centre icons like Kings Canyon, Uluru & the Olgas. Beach fun is on the cards too with loads of time on the East Coast including twp days sailing in the magical Whitsundays. Jump aboard & experience one of Aussie?s gems, Whitehaven beach. It?s all about fun, friendship & action in one of the world?s most fascinating places.Darwin

Visit the Darwin Museum & see the Cyclone Tracy display
See the harbour & East Point Military Reserve

Darwin to Kakadu National Park

See the termite mounds
Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

Kakadu National Park

Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr

Kakadu National Park to Katherine

Visit Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge & see the sheer rock walls and wildlife
Cool off in Edith Falls

Katherine to Tennant Creek

Visit Elsey, the historic “We of the Never Never” homestead
Swim at the Mataranka thermal pools
Visit the historic Daly Waters pub
Visit the site of Australia’s last gold rush

Tennant Creek to Alice Springs

Visit the unique rock formation known as Karlu Karlu
Visit Australia’s UFO capital, Wycliffe Well
Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience
Visit West MacDonnell National Park & see the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap

Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station

Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘Bushtucker’ tour in Alice Springs
Hike to the ‘Garden of Eden’ waterhole and the ‘Lost City’
Stay at a cattle & camel station
See the desert night sky & stars
Sleep in a traditional Aussie ‘swag’ at an outback bush camp

Kings Creek Station to Uluru

Wake up to a bacon & egg breakfast
See the 700 million year old Mt. Conner & Lake Amadeus
Hike through Kata Tju?a (The Olgas)

Uluru

Visit Uluru Cultural Centre
See Ulu?u at sunrise
Toast Ulu?u at sunset with drinks & nibbles

Uluru to Cairns

Indulge in a BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’
Flight from Alice Springs to Cairns

Cairns

Cairns city orientation

Cairns to Whitsundays Sailing

Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best whitewater rafting
Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island national park
See Magnetic Island
Townsville city orientation
Relax on the famous white sands of Whitehaven Beach

The Whitsundays to Farmstay

Visit the main region of Australia’s sugar cane industry
Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn
Meet the cattle station owners
Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride, then try whip cracking!
Aussie Outback experience: Langmorn Station Special Stopover

Fraser Island to Noosa

Take a locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island & indulge in a delicious lunch
Drive along Australia’s only sand highway
Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a lifesaver

Noosa to Surfers Paradise

See the Brisbane River, South Bank & visit Queen Street Mall
Stay at a resort located right by the beach
Nightclub entry

Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour

Learn to surf the waves or ride a kayak at our beachside surf camp

Coffs Harbour to Sydney

See the famous ‘Big Banana’ & banana plantations
Stop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie

Sydney

Take a tour of Kings Cross, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair Lookout & The Rocks
Cruise across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly
Cook your own BBQ dinner

Sydney

Day trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains
See the famous Three Sisters rock formation
Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley

Accommodation

23 nights multi-share accommodation: 14 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights on a yacht, 2 nights in a lodge, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night in a cattle station lodge, 1 night in an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’
Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
Flight from Alice Springs to Cairns

Food

36 meals:
23 breakfasts
2 lunches
11 dinners

Staff

An experienced and professional Trip Manager & Driver team
Sightseeing tours of all major cities
National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

11-Nights Sunsets and Surf with Sailing Start Whitsundays end Sydney

Sunsets And Surf With Sailing (Start Whitsundays) (Start Whitsundays, End Sydney)Don’t worry, you’ll get plenty of photo ops and visit places like the internationally known Surfers Paradise for fun in the sun with your new mates. As you make your way south enjoy a good ‘ol Aussie ‘knees-up’ at a farmstay and get friendly with koalas and kangaroos! En route to Sydney you’ll learn to surf in Coffs Harbour, shop the day away or swim ’til your soaked through at trendy Byron Bay before experiencing Sydney & its icons on this 2 week adventure.The Whitsundays to FarmstayVisit the main region of Australia’s sugar cane industryVisit & cross the Tropic of CapricornMeet the cattle station ownersCheck out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride, then try whip cracking!Wake up to a bacon & egg breakfastAussie Outback experience: The Old Station Special StopoverFraser Island to NoosaTake a locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island & indulge in a delicious lunchDrive along Australia’s only sand highwayDine beachside at Noosa Surf ClubNoosa to Surfers ParadiseSee the Brisbane River, South Bank & visit Queen Street MallStay at a resort located right by the beachNightclub entrySurfers ParadiseSee the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley-on-Todd RegattaByron Bay to Coffs HarbourLearn to surf the waves at our beachside surf campCoffs Harbour to SydneyStop in the seaside resort town of Port MacquarieSydneyTake a tour of Kings Cross, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair Lookout & The RocksCruise across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to ManlyCook your own BBQ dinnerSydneyDay trip out to the stunning Blue MountainsSee the famous Three Sisters rock formationHike along the ridge overlooking Jamison ValleyAccommodation11 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights on a yacht, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night at a cattle station lodgeModern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for chargingFood19 meals:11 breakfasts2 lunches6 dinnersStaffAn experienced and professional Trip Manager & Driver teamSightseeing tours of all major citiesNational Park fees, local taxes & service charges

4-Nights Tropical Wonder Start Cairns end Whitsundays

Tropical Wonder (Start Cairns, End Whitsundays)Try some whitewater rafting, a high-speed catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, take in the local wildlife and visit the various nightclubs around town. Relax and let the sun soak in while you enjoy days of leisure in The Whitsundays.Cairns to the Whitsundays

Townsville city orientation

Accommodation

4 nights multi-share resort accommodation
Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Food

6 meals:
4 breakfasts
2 dinners

Staff

An experienced and professional Trip Manager & Driver team
Sightseeing tours of all major cities
National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

8-Nights The Sun Seeker Start Cairns

The Sun Seeker (Start Cairns) (From Apr 2019)
Get down on the farm, enjoy the idyllic island life, smile at the crocodiles, snorkel the Whitsundays, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and then dance the night away in Cairns. This extravaganza shows you all that 'Down Under' has to offer!

Accommodation

From farm stays to hotels and resorts, this trip has a healthy dose of intrepid and comfortable travel. Cattle stations, remote beaches and great nights out will provide a full array of the Australian culture and landscape.

Food

Whether you're tucking into fish and chips at the local surf club or a steak in cattle country, we certainly won't let you go hungry. 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners are provided.

Staff

Don't worry, your experienced Trip Manager and Driver will show you the ropes, not to mention all your new travel mates. Whether providing local knowledge or lols, our team members are people you can trust 100%.

11-Nights Sunsets and Surf Start Sydney end Whitsundays

Sunsets And Surf (Start Sydney) (Start Sydney, End Whitsundays)Starting Sydney-side, wild life & wild nights await you on the Aussie East Coast! Learn to surf in Coffs Harbour, enjoy whip cracking at a farmstay, maybe hold a koala, then chill in paradise in The Whitsundays, where you?ll spend 2 nights sailing this spectacular area.SydneyDay trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains See the famous Three Sisters rock formation Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley Cook your own BBQ dinnerTake a tour of Kings Cross, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair Lookout & The Rocks Cruise across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to ManlySydney To Coffs HarbourStop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie See the famous ‘Big Banana’ & banana plantationsCoffs Harbour To Byron BayLearn to surf the waves or ride a kayak at our beachside surf camp Visit Australia’s most eastern point & Cape Byron lighthouse Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle & cool nightlifeSurfers Paradise To NoosaSee the Brisbane River, South Bank & visit Queen Street Mall See the Glass House Mountains Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach of NoosaNoosaTake a locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island & indulge in a delicious lunch Stay on the world’s largest sand island, a UNESCO World Heritage site Drive along Australia’s only sand highway Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a lifesaverNoosa To FarmstayStop in Childers, a small country town, known for its heritage & farming history Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride, then try whip cracking! Meet the cattle station owners Aussie Outback experience: Langmorn Station Special StopoverFarmstay To The WhitsundaysVisit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn Visit the main region of Australia’s sugar cane industry Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie BeachAccommodation

11 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night at a cattle station lodge
Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Food

17 meals:
11 breakfasts
1 lunch
5 dinners

Staff

An experienced and professional Trip Manager & Driver team
Sightseeing tours of all major cities
National Park fees, local taxes & service charges