7-Nights Northern Discovery Summer 2018

Northern Discovery Summer 2018
Rediscover your sense of self, awakened by the natural wonders and spectacular scenery of New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Islands, cruising to Cape Brett in the pleasant company of dolphins and through the 'Hole in the Rock' much like the fearless Maori warriors did centuries ago.

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in Auckland and Wellington. Cruise to Cape Brett and through the Hole in the Rock. Orientation of Rotorua. View Mt. Ruapehu, farming lands and spectacular coastal scenery along the Kapiti Coast. Visit the Bay of Islands, the Waitomo Caves and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand.
 

 

Dining Highlights

1 afternoon tea (Be My Guest)
7 hot buffet breakfasts
4 dinners

 
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

 

5-Nights Wellington InterContinental Wellington

The premier and only 5 star hotel in New Zealand’s capital and just 8 kilometres from the airport. This stylish contempory hotel is located opposite Wellington’s Harbour and at the centre of Wellington’s political, commercial and corporate worlds. InterContinental Wellington is minutes from the government sector, botanical gardens, has excellent city shopping right on the door step, and is just minutes from leading attractions, such as Te Papa and Westpac Stadium. Amenities include indoor pool, sauna, whirpool, high-speed internet access, airport shuttle, government rates and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

13-Nights Beaches and Reefs Start Cairns end Sydney

Beaches And Reefs (Start Cairns) (Start Cairns, End Sydney)
If you love sun, water, fun & adventure then this is the perfect trip for you. Packed with loads of inclusions, you’ll experience the best of what makes the East Coast of Oz such a sought after place to visit. Learn to surf in Coffs Harbour, chill in the Whitsundays & get a taste of the action & adventure of Cairns. If that is not enough, we have thrown in the bright lights of Sydney for good measure. You'll get to swim, snorkel, hold a koala, bungy jump & even towel off for some shopping, bushwalking & skydiving. It’s the best of the East Coast rolled up into one cool adventure.

Cairns To The Whitsundays
See Magnetic Island Townsville city orientation Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie 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
 
Farmstay To Noosa
Stop in Childers, a small country town, known for its heritage & farming history
 
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
Day trip out to the stunning Blue Mountains See the famous Three Sisters rock formation Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley
 

 

Accommodation

13 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night at a cattle station lodge
Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

 
Food

20 meals:
13 breakfasts
1 lunch
6 dinners

 
Staff

An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
Sightseeing tours of all major cities

 

 

23-Nights The Big Walkabout Start Darwin end Sydney

The Big Walkabout (Start Darwin) (Start Darwin, End Sydney)
The incredible mix of landscapes, awesome activities, friendly people & adventure is what makes Aussie so unique. If you’re wanting a taste of everything, then this is the perfect way to experience it all. See the endless landscapes of the Top End & the unmissable colours of the Red Centre icons like Kings Canyon, Uluru & the Olgas. Beach fun is on the cards too with loads of time on the East Coast. It’s all about getting amongst the good times in one of the world’s most fascinating places & it’s ready to be explored!

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 the Whitsundays

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
Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie 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: 16 nights in hotels & resorts, 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

34 meals:
23 breakfasts
1 lunch
10 dinners

Staff

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

5-Nights Auckland Rydges Hotel Auckland

Nestled in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, Rydges Auckland offers an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel is a short stroll from Auckland’s business and retail districts, the Casino, the America's Cup Viaduct Village and superb waterfront restaurants. The upper levels of Rydges Auckland offer panoramic views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Waitemata Harbour. This hotel provides a combination of stylish guestrooms, award winning dining and superior service for all guests to enjoy.