Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

“Two of the most untouched destinations on the planet, you will be astounded by Australia’s immense landscapes and New Zealand’s breathtaking natural beauty.”


AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC 4 WHY CHOOSE TRAVEL 2? 6 CREATE YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY 8 GETTING THERE QUEENSLAND 76 Brisbane 79 Gold Coast & Hinterland 81 Sunshine Coast & Fraser Island 85 Whitsunday Islands 88 Hamilton Island

NEW ZEALAND 172 New Zealand Map 174 Escorted Touring 188 Self Drive Touring 192 Motorhome & Car Rental 198 Accommodation Collections 199 Rail & Ferry Passes NORTH ISLAND 202 Auckland 206 Bay of Islands 208 Coromandel & Pacific Coast 209 Hawke’s Bay & Napier 210 Rotorua 212 Taupo, Tongariro & New Plymouth 220 Christchurch & Canterbury 224 West Coast & The Glaciers 226 Queenstown & Wanaka 229 Fiordland, Stewart Island & Invercargill 231 Dunedin SOUTH PACIFIC 234 Multi-Centre Holidays 236 Fiji 242 Cook Islands 245 French Polynesia 214 Wellington SOUTH ISLAND 218 Marlborough 219 Nelson & Abel Tasman


90 Great Barrier Reef 92 Cairns & Beyond 98 Palm Cove 100 Port Douglas 104 Cape Tribulation, Daintree & Atherton Tablelands 107 Mission Beach VICTORIA 110 Melbourne 116 Great Ocean Road & Beyond NORTHERN TERRITORY 124 Darwin & The Top End 128 Alice Springs 129 Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kings Canyon WESTERN AUSTRALIA 136 Perth & Fremantle 141 Margaret River & The South West 145 The West Coast 147 Broome & The Kimberley SOUTH AUSTRALIA 152 Adelaide & Regional South Australia 159 Kangaroo Island TASMANIA 162 Tasmania

12 FAMILIES 13 BEACHES 14 ROUND THE WORLD AUSTRALIA 16 CRUISING 20 AUSTRALIA MAP 248 GENERAL INFORMATION AUSTRALIA 22 Multi-Centre Holidays 24 Escorted Touring 34 Independent Touring 38 Motorhome & Car Rental 44 Rail 49 Sightseeing Passes NEW SOUTH WALES 52 Sydney 64 Sydney Beaches 66 Blue Mountains 68 Hunter Valley 70 Coastal New South Wales


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Why choose Travel 2?

YOUR HOLIDAY, YOUR WAY Travel 2 has been committed to sending customers to an array of worldwide destinations for over 35 years. In that time we’ve worked hard to become the experts you can trust in building your perfect holiday. Working with your travel agent we can plan and book everything from scheduled flights, accommodation, cruises, tours and excursions – our flexible approach allows us to tailor-make your holiday, your way. Furthermore, we work with all major airlines to allow you choice on how you wish to travel, with departures available from all regional airports. Travel 2 is part of the Emirates Group - a dynamic travel and tourism operation with a global reputation for excellence spanning every aspect of the industry. A GREAT PRICE WITH EXPERT ADVICE Travel 2’s reservation consultants are well travelled and undergo an extensive training programme. This combined skill set equips them with the tools to be able to provide you with a unique tailor-made service when booking your perfect holiday. Whether it’s a twin-centre holiday, cruise or touring holiday, our consultants will go that extra mile to make sure you have the holiday of a lifetime from start to finish. That extra mile also extends to making sure you get the best price too. Our buying power as part of a global travel business means you benefit from competitive pricing and special offers - exclusive from our supplier partners. New deals arrive daily, so speak to your local travel agent for the most up to date pricing and offers. SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON Travel 2 is an award-winning company and by working with your travel agent, we want to ensure your booking and travel experience exceeds expectations. From the advice you receive at initial enquiry right through to the service you receive in resort, our expert consultants are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to support and assist your travel agent. PEACE OF MIND Booking a holiday with Travel 2 allows you to relax in the knowledge that your money is safe and your travel arrangements are in expert hands. We are a fully bonded operator with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL protected). The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3228.


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Create your perfect holiday

Booking your holiday to Australia & New Zealand with Travel 2 will ensure that you experience the region to the full. Choose from hip or boutique hotels, from budget motels to luxury resorts - the choice is huge and the value unbeatable. Add an immersive city tour with a local guide and experience the excitement of haggling in the bustling markets or soaking in the local culture. Why not sample some down time with a pampering spa session? The choices are simply endless. Whatever you want to do, Travel 2 can create it just for you. Whether you are seeking a relaxing weekend away, planning the holiday of a lifetime or wanting to celebrate a special event, Travel 2 will exceed your expectations.

HOLIDAYS Choosing your perfect holiday is an exciting moment. You may already know where you want to go and what you want to do, but you may also want to browse and see what’s available before making your decision. To help you make that choice we have priced our holidays in the way that we believe makes it easier for you. In the beach resort areas we have created packages that include flights and the specified number of nights’ accommodation so you can see what the cost is going to be. However, prices are constantly changing so ask your travel agent to see what our latest special offers are. INDEPENDENT TOURING Do you enjoy discovering the heart and soul of a country? If so, independent touring could be for you. We’ve put together some fantastic itineraries that strike the perfect balance between the freedom of travelling independently and the convenience of having your accommodation and transport already arranged.

ESCORTED TOURING If you’re short on time or you just enjoy the company of like-minded travellers, an escorted tour is a great way to see a country’s main sights; or to discover a path less trodden. With the help of an expert guide you’ll learn much about your destination in a safe and fun environment. As the tours normally include all of your accommodation, excursions and often many of your meals, you’re free to sit back and enjoy your holiday without having to worry about a thing. SMALL GROUP TOURING If you like the convenience of an escorted tour but want something a little more intimate, consider a small group tour. Travelling by 4WD or bus in a maximum group size of 16 (it’s normally less) you’ll enjoy a holiday that’s filled with unique experiences. With the help of an expert guide and/or driver, you’ll learn all about your destination from someone who knows it and is genuinely passionate about it.



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Holidays are about doing something different. Choose an Adventure activity or tour and escape the norm. Independent touring gives you the freedom to explore at your own leisure safe in the knowledge that it’s been expertly arranged by local suppliers. travelling to your destination an essential part of your trip by experiencing one of our iconic rail journeys. We offer a wide variety of cruising, from ocean faring luxury liners to traditional and relaxing river vessels. Enjoy the wildlife, culture and landscapes that only cruising can provide. Discover spectacular landscapes and make

Our Boutique properties are a carefully chosen selection of intimate and offbeat places to stay.

Fancy a dip? Well, keep an eye out for our Pool Villa symbols and you can enjoy swimming in privacy. Staying in an All Inclusive hotel or resort means not worrying about paying for food, drinks, activities and entertainment.

Your honeymoon should be the trip of a lifetime – these romantic hotels will ensure it’s just that.

If you see a hotel with a Family symbol it means that it’s a great choice for both adults and children alike.

Don’t like crowds? On our Small Group tours the number of participants are strictly limited.

This icon highlights those hotels that support and are actively involved in local community initiatives that guests may like to get involved with during their stay.

Take to the open road and let us show you the essential stops along the way. Whether on 2 wheels or 4, by car or by motor-home our expert regional knowledge will provide the route to suit your needs. If you’re looking for a home away from home in your chosen destination, look out for this symbol which indicates that a self-catering apartment option is available.


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Getting there

Emirates Emirates has received over 500 international awards for excellence, and serves a network of more than 150 destinations worldwide. With 18 daily flights to Dubai from eight UK airports (London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow), Emirates offers quick and convenient connections to the Middle East, Far East, Indian Ocean, Africa, South Asia and Australasia. Experience The Emirates A380 The extraordinary Emirates A380 features luxurious Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, flat-bed seats with direct aisle access and an Onboard Lounge in Business Class, as well as a new generation of comfort in Economy Class with up to 3,500 channels of entertainment on-demand in every class and onboard wi-fi throughout. The Emirates A380 flies from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester to Dubai and onwards to over 45 destinations.

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Fly Economy Class • On line check-in opens 48 hours before the flight, and then select a seat of your choice for free • Up to 2,500 channels of entertainment on- demand at every seat • Ergonomically designed seats with adjustable headrests and up to 33-inch seat pitch • World-class service from dedicated cabin crew • Multi-course gourmet cuisine served with complimentary wine and beverages • Phone, SMS and email connectivity from every seat plus wi-fi on board the Emirates A380 Fly Business Class • Complimentary Chauffeur-drive Service in over 70 destinations • Priority check-in and baggage handling • Lie-flat seats with massage function • Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge • Multi-course gourmet cuisine served with exclusive wines and spirits • Dedicated Emirates Lounges in over 30 destinations worldwide, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow • Shared lounge access in over 60 destinations worldwide, including Newcastle • Generous 40kg baggage allowance

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Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Shanghai, Japan, Jakarta, Beijing, Seoul, Guangzhou, Phuket, Ho chi Minh, Bali, South Africa plus some routing options via the Americas. Some options may require surface sectors. Flights operated by Qantas/ Emirates or other partner airlines

Economy 31” Premium Economy 42” Business 80” First 81” (Qantas A380)

Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane plus over 70 destinations within Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

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Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch as well as destinations throughout New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific

Los Angeles, Singapore, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Rarotonga, Houston, Buenos Aires, & Saigon

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Immerse yourself in a journey of a lifetime by exploring the magnificent sights of Australia, going on an adventure in New Zealand or travelling to one of the stunning islands in the South Pacific, there is sure to be something to tempt you. Whether it’s your first time or your third time, or you’re simply travelling with your family, there is something to be discovered around every corner. Here are some highly-recommended suggestions that will not disappoint. AUSTRAL I A , NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH PAC I F I C


AUSTRALIA Australia is a vast country with magnificent sights and incredible experiences. Visit some of the highlights of Australia on your first trip, from the iconic city sites in cosmopolitan Sydney to the stunning vistas of Ayers Rock and the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, where you will be truly amazed. These destinations are a popular triple-centre, which is commonly known as ‘Sydney, Rock and Reef’, a trip we highly recommend on your first trip to Australia. These areas provide a small glimpse of Australia and will create temptation to go back and experience more.

NEW ZEALAND Explore New Zealand, where you can venture through middle earth. One of the most popular ways to see and experience New Zealand is via a self-drive, where stunning sights can be seen around every corner. We recommend on your first trip to New Zealand to begin your journey on the North Island in Auckland and finish in Christchurch on the South Island with stops at Roturua, Napier, Wellington, Blenhiem and Kaikoura along the way, you will be truly amazed with the incredible sights and activities that can be seen and experienced during your journey! SUGGESTED ITINERARY 3 nights in Auckland staying at 3* Auckland City Hotel 2 nights in Rotorua staying at 3.5* Holiday Inn Roturua 1 night in Napier staying at 3.5* Quest Napier 2 nights in Wellington staying at 3.5* ibis Wellington 2 nights in Marlborough staying at 3* Scenic Hotel Marlborough

SUGGESTED ITINERARY 3 nights in Sydney staying at 3.5* Cambridge Hotel 2 nights in Ayers Rock at 3.5* The Lost Camel 5 nights in Port Douglas at 3.5* Bay Villas Resort

Optional Sightseeing • Captains Dinner Cruise from Sydney on page 54 • Sounds of Silence Dinner from Ayers Rock on page 129 • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef from Port Douglas on page 93

1 night in Kaikoura staying at 3.5* The White Morph 2 nights in Christchurch staying at 3* ibis Christchurch

Optional Sightseeing • Auckland Bridge Climb from Auckland on page 202 • The Middle Earth Trilogy from Rotorua on page 210 • Akaroa Day Tour with Harbour Cruise from Christchurch on page 220

TOP TIPS • When driving between areas of New Zealand make sure you give yourself plenty of time as the roads can be unfamiliar and you’ll be surprised at how many times you want to stop and explore places • Travel from Wellington on the North Island to Picton on the South Island via a beautiful ferry journey, which is an experience in itself • Try local produce and sample fine wine at some of the many wineries available across New Zealand

TOP TIPS • Be sure to plan ahead and check the distances between places as they are sometimes further than you expect • Check the climate guides before you travel as Australia has two main climatic zones; tropical in the north and temperature in the south • Pre-book day tours to save disappointment • Don’t do too much in one trip as we know you’ll want to go back




AUSTRALIA Australia is such a vast destination that trying to do too much in one trip might mean that you miss out on some exceptional experiences, so we would recommend to see Australia in multiple trips. The first time visitors suggested itinerary is a key route for your first trip, however there is more to be discovered! Explore Melbourne, a stylish city known for great shopping, arts and food. Travel via the Great Ocean Road, stopping off at Apollo Bay, Port Fairy and Robe, then head to Adelaide to board The Ghan for the ultimate train journey which in itself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Disembark The Ghan in Darwin and explore this modern city known for its fabulous multi-cultural markets before heading home with even more amazing memories. SUGGESTED ITINERARY 2 nights in Melbourne staying at 4.5* Crown Promenade Melbourne 1 night in Apollo Bay staying at 4* Captains at the Bay 1 night in Port Fairy staying at 4.5* Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel 1 night in Robe staying at 4* Robe House B&B 2 nights in Adelaide staying at 4* Pullman Adelaide 3 nights on The Ghan Expedition, between Adelaide and Darwin 2 nights in Darwin staying at 4* Hilton Darwin

NEW ZEALAND New Zealand has picturesque locations throughout the North and South Island, complimented with a diverse range of activities to participate in. With some initial experiences showcased in the first time visitor’s itineraries, it is time to explore New Zealand further. Travel to the Southern Lake Region on the South Island and begin your trip in Queenstown, an incredible all year round destination with a large number of high adrenaline activities. Pass by charming towns along the way to the delightful Wanaka, followed by a stop at the Fox Glacier, where some of the South Island’s most glorious scenery can be seen. Next stop is Hokitika, before heading to Nelson, a popular destination for art centres and wine tasting experiences. This journey through the South Island will leave you breathless with the magnificent sights that SUGGESTED ITINERARY 4 nights in Queensland staying at 3.5* Mercure Queenstown Resort 2 nights in Wanaka staying at 3.5* Oakridge Resort Wanaka 1 night in Fox Glacier staying at 4* Distinction Te Weheka 1 night in Hokitika staying at 3* Beachfront Hotel 3 nights in Nelson staying at 4* Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco Apartments

Optional Sightseeing • Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife from Melbourne on page 110

Optional Sightseeing • Shotover Jet from Queenstown on page 226

• Grand Barossa with Hanhdorf from Adelaide on page 153 • Kakadu National Park Explorer from Darwin on page 124

• Franz Josef - Heli Hike from Franz Josef on page 224 • Seals & Beach Cruise & Walk from Nelson on page 219

TOP TIPS • Try out a self-drive between destinations, as you are you sure to be amazed with the sights along the way • Get off the beaten track and see some hidden gems • Try out some of the regional wines at the local wineries and cellar doors • Be sure to try out one of Australia’s iconic train journey’s during your trip

TOP TIPS • Visit Milford Sounds and see some truly stunning scenery, you may even get to see dolphins. Those seeking thrills can book trip including a kayaking experience , if desired • Don’t miss out on seeing a kiwi in Franz Josef at the conservation centre • Stop off at Punakaiki, during your drive to Nelson, to see the Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes • If you have time, add more nights in places to make the most of your stay




AUSTRALIA Australia is an ideal destination when travelling with your family, as it offers a diverse range of activities that can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Whether it be visiting local national parks, relaxing on the beach or getting up close to koalas and dolphins, there is something for everyone to enjoy. For families we would recommend a trip to Sydney to see some of the cities iconic sights before heading north to Brisbane. When in Sydney and Brisbane there is an endless selection of excursions that can be booked prior to travel to make the most of your family trip. The Gold Coast has it all on its doorstep: theme parks, wildlife, water and rainforest activities.

NEW ZEALAND Travel to New Zealand for a family adventure. Spend the days soaking up the stunning scenery, indulge in delicious cuisine and enjoy a variety of activities that the whole family will appreciate. Travel to Queenstown and partake in a variety of outdoor activities, before travelling to Rotorua an extraordinary location to explore the Maori culture and stunning landscape. Explore New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland next, before heading to Coromandel, an outdoor haven filled with beaches and rainforests. There is so much to do in New Zealand that this itinerary only highlights some of the key cities that can be explored on your family holiday. More marvels can be seen when changing it to a different self-drive itinerary, which is another available option we are able to help with.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY 4 nights in Sydney staying at 4* PARKROYAL Darling Harbour 4 nights in Brisbane staying at 4* Oaks Festival Towers 6 nights in Surfers Paradise staying at 4* Mantra on View

SUGGESTED ITINERARY 3 nights in Queenstown staying at 4.5* Millenium Queenstown 2 night in Rotoura staying at 4* Millenium Rotorua 3 nights in Auckland staying at 4* Skycity Hotel Auckland 4 nights in Coromandel staying at 4* Waihi Beach Lodge

Prices are per person based on two adults and two children sharing Price from £1599 Prices are a guide only and include flights, taxes, accommodation & transfers.

Prices are per person based on two adults and two children sharing Price from £2069 Prices are a guide only and include flights, taxes, accommodation & transfers.

Optional Sightseeing • Australia Zoo and Crocodile Express from Brisbane on page 76 • Dolphin Adventure Day Tour from Brisbane on page 76 • Warner Bros Movie World from the Gold Coast on page 79

Optional Sightseeing • Skyline Gondola & Dinner from Queenstown on page 226 • Sky Tower - Total Tower Experience from Auckland on page 202 • The Middle Earth Trilogy from Rotorua on page 210

TOP TIPS • See some of Australia’s most popular wildlife • Visit the local theme parks and zoos around Brisbane and the Gold Coast • Why not try surfing whilst in Sydney at Bondi Beach • Head to Morton Island, near Brisbane, to see the Dolphins • Visit Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s, in Auckland

TOP TIPS • Take a thrilling ride on the Luge’a in Queenstown • Take in the Auckland skyline from the Sky Tower • Visit White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano • An alternative way to travel around New Zealand on a family holiday is via a campervan, just make sure you book your camp grounds in advance




AUSTRALIA Australia has some of the best beaches in the world to relax by and soak in the true beauty of the area. Queensland highlights include Palm Cove and Port Douglas as well as the Great Barrier Reef, and of course, Whitehaven Beach in the stunning Whitsundays. Western Australia also has some breathtaking beaches that are often overlooked. Staying in one of these locations will be mesmerising, whether it be purely for the beach stay or a way to end an extensive trip around Australia. We would recommend a trip to Western Australia, with a twin-centre beach stay including Scarborough by the glittering Indian Ocean and Cable Beach, home to a 22km white sandy beach. Adding the One Day Cape Leveque Adventure in Broome is a must when seeking a real Kimberley experience and pristine beaches. Combining these 2 destinations and this day tour to your itinerary, is a great way to soak up the sun and see spectacular sights on one memorable holiday.


Travel to Fiji as a single centre holiday for a tranquil break and enjoy idyllic paradise, or add as an extension to your trip around Australia or New Zealand, where you can relax on this truly mesmerising South Pacific paradise. Fiji compromises of many islands, with Viti Levu being the main island to visit, but Mamanuca and Yasawa are alternative islands that offer a contrast to the main island. FRENCH POLYNESIA The French Polynesia is truly paradise. Tahiti is the most well-known island in the French Polynesia, but other alternative islands to visit include Moorea and Bora Bora, all of which are stunning. A stay in Bora Bora is a must-do, with its crystal clear aqua lagoons and pristine beauty. Though an additional night maybe required in Tahiti with regards to flight connections to Bora Bora.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY 5 nights in Scarborough at 4* Seashells Scarborough 5 nights in Broome staying at 4.5* Cable Beach Club Resort 1 day Cape Leveque Adventure Day Tour from Broome

SUGGESTED ITINERARY FIJI 8 nights in Fiji staying at 5* Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Or FRENCH POLYNESIA 1 night in Tahiti staying at 4* InterContinental Tahiti Resort 8 nights in Bora Bora staying at 5* Le Méridien Bora Bora

Prices are per person based on twin share Price from £2039 Prices are a guide only and include flights, taxes, accommodation & transfers.

Prices are per person based on twin share Price from £1749 for Fiji or £4589 for the French Polynesia Prices are a guide only and include flights, taxes, accommodation & transfers.

Optional Sightseeing • Discover Broome Sightseeing Tour from Broome on page 147 • Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise on page 136

Optional Sightseeing • Tivua Island Day Cruise from Fiji on page 236 • Jewel of Fiji Tour from Fiji on page 236

Bora Bora

TOP TIPS • Experience Cable Beach in a totally new way, by 4WD or a riding a camel • Go on some magnificient walks, including a cliff walk to Gantheaume Point • Lay down a towel or hire a deckchair for ultimate relaxation on Cable Beach

TOP TIPS • Why not try doing multiple islands when in Fiji or South Pacific, whether

staying or taking a boat trip around them • Enjoy breakfast by canoe in Bora Bora • Break the journey up with a stopover in Los Angeles


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26 day Round the World - Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific Singapore • Sydney • Uluru (Ayers Rock) • Great Barrier Reef • Auckland • Rotorua • Wellington • Fiji • Los Angeles AUSTRAL I A

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Days 5 & 6: Sydney, Australia Make the most of your last few hours in Singapore before you depart on an overnight flight to Sydney. On arrival next day transfer by shuttle service to your hotel. An included ‘Darling Harbour Experience’ sightseeing pass gives you access to some of the city’s most popular attractions, so why not start your stay with a gentle cruise around Sydney Harbour, hopping on and off as you go? Days 7 & 8: Sydney & Blue Mountains Sightseeing Continue your sightseeing with visits to Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife World, Madame Tussaud’s and the Sydney Tower. Your pass also includes a dinner at Nick’s Bar & Grill at Darling Harbour (booking essential). Next day you’ll head inland to see the spectacular Blue Mountains and the wildlife at Featherdale. Days 9 & 10: Uluru (Ayers Rock) Transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock. Here you will be transferred to your hotel to relax before heading out for the Sounds of Silence Dinner. Rise early the next morning to experience sunrise at Uluru before heading to the majestic domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Enjoy a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole before returning back to marvel at the sunset again on Uluru, whilst enjoying the sounds of the didgeridoo and a glass of sparkling wine before dining on outback cuisine with an authentic barbecue dinner.

Days 1 & 2: UK to Singapore Depart the UK on an overnight flight landing in Singapore next morning when you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Settle in to explore this buzzing crossroads of Asia. Days 3 & 4: Singapore Sightseeing An included tour of the city drives through the heart of colonial Singapore, passing the Padang with its cricket pavilion, Parliament House, Merlion Park and the ‘Temple of


Heavenly Happiness’. Explore the National Orchid Garden before a final stop in Little India, filled with colourful and fragrant shops. The next day you’ll visit the East Coast and Changi with


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover bustling Singapore - a dynamic and eclectic mix of cultures • Cruise Sydney Harbour • Enjoy a magical Sounds of Silence dinner in the Red Centre • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef • Explore the majestic volcanic scenery of New Zealand’s North Island • Laze and swim beside turquoise lagoons in the South Pacific paradise of Fiji • Soak up the glitz and glam of LA with a stay in one of the city’s classic grande dame hotels

Days 19 & 20: Wellington Journey through the Wairarapa region to the capital city of Wellington. On day 20 why not tour the highlights of this intimate and inspiring city and visit Zealandia, a beautiful eco-sanctuary that is home to some of New Zealand’s rarest birds and reptiles (own cost). Days 21 & 22: Fiji, South Pacific Drop off your car and fly from Wellington via Auckland to Fiji’s Nadi Airport where you’re warmly welcomed with a traditional shell lei and transferred to your beach hotel. Relax amidst the tropical gardens, laze on the idyllic sands or discover the spectacular scenery of Viti Levu — a true South Pacific paradise. Days 23: Fiji Islands Sightseeing Enjoy a fabulous and leisurely cruise to the exclusive Tivua Island on board the tall ship ‘Ra Marama’ or sailing catamaran ‘Fiji One’. On the island enjoy the hospitality of the crew, snorkel Tivua’s pristine reefs or just relax and stroll along the beach before returning back to your mainland home. Days 24 & 25: Los Angeles Transfer back to Fiji for an 11-hour flight that arrives the same day in Los Angeles. Make your way to your landmark LA hotel, situated downtown and perfect for exploring. Glittering Hollywood and Beverly Hills are close by as are the vast theme parks of Universal Studios and Disneyland. Day 26: Los Angeles to the UK Head back to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, arriving the following morning.

Days 11 - 13: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef & Kuranda Transfer and fly from Ayers Rock to tropical Cairns where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel which is close to the resort’s lively Esplanade. From here, explore Queensland’s number one attraction, the Great Barrier Reef, enjoying a day cruise on Quicksilver’s high-speed catamaran to Agincourt Reef where you can swim, snorkel or view the abundant marine life and coral from the underwater observatory or semi-submersible. Embark on a full-day Kuranda & Tjapukai tour the next day. Day 14: Auckland, New Zealand Fly from Cairns to Auckland and pick up your car hire. Days 15 & 16: Rotorua Take a relaxing drive to geothermal Rotorua. Next day, explore the geysers, hot springs and boiling mudpools on your own or perhaps book an optional evening of Maori culture (own expense). Days 17 & 18: Napier Cross the vineyards of Hawke’s Bay to Napier, a unique Art Déco city. Relax and browse the quaint shops and make sure to sample some of the splendid local produce.

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Cruising Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific Cruise around Australia and take in the cosmopolitan hubs of Sydney and Melbourne, or the rolling hills, glaciers and endless skies of New Zealand; there’s so much diversity and endless opportunities to discover hidden corners of this vast, dramatic and beautiful continent by ocean. Imagine taking an entirely new view every day, sailing from port to port under endless blue skies; picture coral reefs teeming with vibrantly coloured fish or New Zealand’s fiordland surrounded by lush, rolling hills. This list of breathtaking opportunities feels endless. Booking your Cruise Plus holiday doesn’t restrict you to the ocean – it opens up a world of destinations you may not usually visit on an ordinary package holiday. There’s an array of pre and post-stay options, as well as tours, expedition and river cruises around some exhilarating destinations, ensuring that you are able to make the most of your adventure. Whether you are looking to combine a city stay in vibrant Sydney making the most of the stunning harbour views and Iconic Opera House or stepping aboard the mighty Indian Pacific train, Cruise plus can create the perfect cruise for you. A Cruise Plus holiday allows you to experience the dynamic world of cruise no matter how high or low your budget may be. There’s a cruise to suit everyone’s needs, whether it be a family-friendly holiday or an adult-only getaway. You can even extend your cruise with a touring or rail extension, enabling you to truly broaden your adventure and take in even more spectacular sites. All of our cruises feature a vast range of on-board attractions and amenities ensuring that you will have all your needs catered for, from taking in Broadway-style shows, to rock climbing and sampling some of the finest cuisine – the sky (or in this case, the ocean) is the limit. Here is just a sample of the many Australia & New Zealand Cruise Plus holidays available. Contact your Travel Agent to discover more on the options available to you and to create your perfect Australian & New Zealand Cruise & Stay holiday.


12 nights Sydney & South Pacific

Prices Include • Return flights • 3 nights at 4* Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel, Sydney • 9 night cruise on board Celebrity Solstice ® Ports of Call Sydney, Australia - Noumea, New Caledonia - Mystery Island, Vanuatu - Vila, Vanuatu - Lifou, New Caledonia - Sydney, Australia

Be lost for words at the sight of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and famous Bondi Beach with a 3-night pre cruise stay before embarking Celebrity Solstice ® . Once on board, sail away to the crystal-clear waters of Noumea where the intriguing sights of the Amédée lighthouse and Zoo Forestier Michel Corbasson await. The flour-like white sand and palm trees of Mystery Island provide ultimate luxury and relaxation. Explore the breathtaking marine life and beautiful coral reefs in a day of snorkelling at Lifou before returning to Sydney to disembark. SHIP HIGHLIGHTS • Choice of 9 restaurants and 11 bars/cafés • 3 pools, 6 Jacuzzis and wet zone • The Lawn club - half an acre of real grass lawn • Solstice Theatre, Fortunes Casino and Sky Observation Lounge

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£2879 £3079 £3149 £3299

Oceanview from Veranda Suite from


Departs: Oct 18; Dec 19; Jan 20. Price based on 14 Dec 19 cruise departure. Cruise duration and itinerary may vary dependent upon departure date.


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Australia With its iconic attractions, its weird and wonderful wildlife and an enviable ‘beach and barbecue’ lifestyle, Australia is consistently voted the world’s most desirable destination by UK travellers. It’s a colourful country too, and you’re sure to enjoy discovering the blues and turquoises of the Great Barrier Reef, the deep red soils of the Outback, and every imaginable shade of green in its tropical rainforests.



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Fitzroy Crossing

Great Sandy Desert

Port Hedland




Lake Disappointment




Lake Carnegie

Monkey Mia

Lake Wells


Mount Magnet

Lake Barlee



Lake Moore


Lake Cowan

NEW SOUTH WALES Climb to the summit of Sydney Harbour Bridge for stunning views of the Opera House. See the early morning mist rising from eucalyptus trees in the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park. Hang out with the surfers on the uncrowded white-sand beaches of Byron Bay. NORTHERN TERRITORY Keep a look out for crocodiles on a wetlands billabong cruise in Kakadu National Park. Hike through the strange but beautiful red rock formations of Kings Canyon. Learn of ancient Aboriginal traditions at Uluru, then watch the Combine the action-packed playground of Surfers Paradise with bushwalking in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Cruise the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, or relax on the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach. Enjoy diving or snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, one of nature’s finest spectacles. WESTERN AUSTRALIA Explore cosmopolitan Perth, and enjoy a spot of indulgent wine tasting at world-famous Margaret River. Hand-feed friendly bottlenose dolphins at Monkey Mia – a unique wildlife encounter. Take a thrilling 4WD tour into the vast Outback scenery of The Kimberley. mesmerising sunset. QUEENSLAND








SOUTH AUSTRALIA Stroll the leafy streets and parklands of Adelaide, an elegant and cultured city. Spot wild kangaroos, koalas and echidnas amidst the spectacular scenery on Kangaroo Island. Visit the picturesque Barossa Valley, renowned for its award-winning wines and gourmet restaurants. VICTORIA Make time to discover Melbourne, with its cutting-edge culture, sports, fashion, food and entertainment. Take a self-drive tour along the Great Ocean Road, one of Australia’s finest coastal routes. Enjoy the ‘penguin parade’, as they waddle back to their burrows on Phillip Island. TASMANIA Visit historic Port Arthur, which stands as a moving testament to the lives of the first convict settlers. Explore the striking coastal scenery of Freycinet National Park, on foot or by kayak. Take a cruise on the Gordon River, into one of the world’s last unspoilt wildernesses.


Melville Island

Wessel Islands

Croker Island

Van Diemen Gulf

Goulburn Islands

Bathurst Island


Cape Scott

Groote Eylandt

Joseph Bonaparte Gulf


Port Douglas Cape Tribulation


Daly Waters


Halls Creek


Tennant Creek

Whitsunday Islands

Airlie Beach



Alice Springs


Uluru (Ayers Rock)



Sunshine Coast


Lake Eyre

Lake Gregory

Gold Coast

Coober Pedy

Lake Blanche

Lake Maurice

Byron Bay

Lake Torrens

Lake Frame




Lake Gairdner



Broken Hill



Port Augusta


Streaky Bay

Port Pirie





Port Lincoln

Adelaide 3970 Airlie Beach 1570 2335 Alice Springs 2735 1270 3055 Brisbane 4415 4175 2845 4895 Broome



Kangaroo Island




Rocklands Reserve

Snowy Mountains



Mount Gambier


Frankston Phillip Island


2540 1450 3250 195 5090 Byron Bay 4625 655 2420 1925 4260 2105 Cairns 1415 2555 2985 1320 5670 1125 3210 Canberra

Cape Nelson

Cape Otway

Wilson’s Promontory

Hunter Islands

Burnie Devonport Launceston Eddystone Point

2310 1690 3480 425 5325 230 2345 895 Coffs Harbour 3085 2845 1515 3565 197 3760 2930 4500 3990 Darwin

Cape Grim

3025 945 3380 325 5120 505 1600 1610 745 3890 Hervey Bay 790 3180 2360 1910 5203 1750 3835 625 1520 3875 2235 Melbourne 2895 1130 3195 160 5055 340 1785 1445 580 3725 185 2105 Noosa 2980 6545 4550 5185 2370 5270 6630 4235 5045 4340 5530 3770 5345 Perth


Maria Island


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Australia Multi-centres Combine the best beach resorts Australia has to offer with iconic cities and cultural landmarks. These multi-centre itineraries have something for everyone.

n 3 nights Sydney n 2 nights Uluru n 4 nights Cairns Itinerary

Sydney, Uluru & Cairns

Accommodation 3 H hotels Sydney Arts Hotel Ayers Rock Desert Gardens Cairns Amaroo at Trinity 4 H hotels Sydney Mantra 2 Bond Street Ayers Rock Emu Walk Apartments Cairns Mantra Esplanade Cairns 5 H hotels Sydney Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Ayers Rock Sails in the Desert Cairns Shangri-La Hotel the Marina Cairns

Day 1: Fly from the UK to Sydney, stay at your chosen hotel for 3 nights. Why not take this opportunity to climb the bridge or go winetasting in the Hunter Valley? Day 5: Fly to Ayers Rock, stay at your chosen hotel for 2 nights. Perhaps treat yourself to a dinner under the stars by joining ‘The Sounds of Silence’ experience. Day 7: Fly to Cairns, stay 4 nights in your chosen hotel. This is your chance to go for a snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef or visit Cape Tribulation. Day 11: Fly to the UK, arriving the next day.

Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare 3* adult price from

£1759 £1799 £2099

4* adult price from 5* adult price from

Pricesareaguideonlyand include flights, taxes, accommodation& transfers.

n 3 nights Sydney n 2 nights Brisbane n 5 nights Hamilton Island Itinerary

Sydney, Brisbane & Hamilton Island

Accommodation 3 H hotels Sydney

Arts Hotel Brisbane Ibis Brisbane

Day 1: Fly from the UK to Sydney, stay at your chosen hotel for 3 nights. Take in the iconic city views or perhaps head out to the Hunter Valley to sample the famous wines. Day 5: Fly to Brisbane, stay at your chosen hotel for 2 nights. The city is home to Australia Zoo made famous by Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Day 7: Fly to Hamilton Island, stay at your chosen hotel for 5 nights. Take this opportunity to relax on this wonderful island and perhaps go on a trip to the reef to go snorkeling or scuba diving. Day 12: Fly to the UK, arriving the next day.

Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows 4 H hotels Sydney Mantra 2 Bond Street Brisbane

Novotel Brisbane Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel 5 H hotels Sydney Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Brisbane The Sebel Quay West Suites Brisbane Hamilton Island Beach Club

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£1699 £1939 £2399

4* adult price from 5* adult price from

Pricesareaguideonlyand include flights, taxes, accommodation& transfers.



n 4 nights Sydney n 3 nights Melbourne n 4 nights Great Ocean Road Itinerary Day 1: Fly from the UK to Sydney, stay at your chosen hotel for 4 nights. Take a chance to visit the iconic sights such as The Opera House or Darling Harbour. Day 6: Fly from Sydney to Melbourne, stay at your chosen hotel for 3 nights. Why not take a walking tour of the lanes and alleyways of Melbourne or head over to Phillip Island to see the adorable penguins? Day 10: Great Ocean Road, pick up your rental car. Take in stops at Apollo Bay, Port Fairy, Robe, enjoy some wine tasting in the Barossa Valley before ending your journey in Adelaide. Day 15: Fly to the UK, arriving the next day. n 3 nights Perth n 3 nights Red Centre n 3 nights Sydney Itinerary Day 1: Fly from the UK to Perth, stay at your chosen hotel for 3 nights. Day 5: Fly to Alice Springs, stay at your chosen hotel for the night. Days 6 & 7: Drive to Ayers Rock, enjoy a scenic transfer over to Ayers Rock to stay 2 nights in your chosen hotel. Marvel at the spectacle that is Uluru and be sure to capture a sunset or sunrise while there. Day 8: Fly to Sydney, stay at your chosen hotel for 3 nights. Day 11: Fly to the UK, arriving the next day. Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare 3* adult price from £1499 £1649 £2149 4* adult price from 5* adult price from Pricesareaguideonlyand include flights, taxes, accommodation& transfers.

Sydney, Melbourne & the Great Ocean Road

Accommodation 3 H hotels Sydney

Arts Hotel Melbourne ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street Great Ocean Road Self Drive 4 H hotels Sydney Mantra 2 Bond Street Melbourne Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens Great Ocean Road Self Drive 5 H hotels Sydney Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Melbourne Grand Hyatt Melbourne Great Ocean Road Self Drive

Perth, Red Centre & Sydney

Accommodation 3 H hotels Perth

Sullivans Perth Alice Springs Doubletree Alice Springs Ayers Rock Desert Gardens Sydney Arts Hotel 4 H hotels Perth Citadines St Georges Terrace Alice Springs Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Ayers Rock Sails In The Desert Sydney Mantra 2 Bond Street

Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare 3* adult price from

£1669 £1829

4* adult price from

Pricesareaguideonlyand include flights, taxes, accommodation& transfers.

n 4 nights Sydney n 3 nights Auckland n 2 nights Rotorua Itinerary

Sydney, Auckland & Rotorua

Accommodation 3 H hotels Sydney

Arts Hotel Auckland Auckland City Hotel Rotorua Holiday Inn Rotorua 4 H hotels Sydney Mantra 2 Bond Street Auckland SkyCity Hotel Rotorua Novotel Rotorua Lakeside 5 H hotels Sydney Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Auckland Cordis Auckland Rotorua Peppers on the Point, Lake Rotorua

Day 1: Fly from the UK to Sydney, stay at your chosen hotel for 4 nights. Take a chance to visit the iconic sights such as The Opera House or Darling Harbour. Day 6: Fly from Sydney to Auckland, stay at your chosen hotel for 3 nights. Take the chance to visit the Bay of Islands and have dinner at one of the amazing harbour restaurants. Day 9: Drive from Auckland to Rotorua, stay at your chosen hotel for 2 nights. While in the thermal plateau make sure to visit Wai-O-Tapu and indulge yourself in Maori culture at the Mitai Village. Day 11: Fly to the UK, arriving the next day.

Pricesareperpersonbasedon twinshare 3* adult price from

£1549 £1799 £2099

4* adult price from 5* adult price from

Pricesareaguideonlyand include flights, taxes, accommodation& transfers.


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Australia Escorted Touring Holidays

There can be no better way to see the sights and experience the sounds and culture of Australia than on an escorted tour. From the laid-back surf resorts of the Queensland coast to the cultural diversity of the Northern Territory and the cosmopolitan charm of Sydney and Melbourne, every day will bring new and exciting discoveries. As you meet and travel with new friends from around the world, your expert Tour Director will guide you to all of the iconic sights and bring the history and culture of the destination to life, all free from the stress and hassle of driving yourself. We have selected our touring partners with great care, ensuring that you will enjoy the best holiday experience possible.

A Guided Holiday or Inspiring Journey with the award- winning AAT Kings strikes the perfect balance between exciting organised activities and free time to explore at your own pace. You’ll travel by air-conditioned luxury motorcoach, accompanied by a friendly and

APT is one of Australasia’s most renowned tour operators, with over 90 years’ expertise in creating memorable holidays. With experiences to suit every taste and budget, APT offers a comprehensive range of luxury tours with a choice of sightseeing experiences included in the price whilst their Travelmarvel tours offer outstanding value for money with more free-time and flexibility. At each stage, your expert Tour Director will take care of all of the finer details, leaving you free to immerse yourself in the local culture and customs.

knowledgeable Travel Director and Driver Guide, and enjoy a feast of dining and sightseeing experiences along the way. From the picture-postcard highlights to the hidden gems that you might have missed if travelling independently, let AAT Kings show you the best that Australia has to offer. With trips exclusively designed for travellers aged 18 - 35 years old, Contiki offer trips that focus on authentic local experiences while making new friendships with your fellow travellers. The classic bucket list Discoverer tours visit all of the iconic must-see highlights while the more detailed and relaxed In-Depth Explorer trips take you to the places lesser visited by the masses, but every tour will give you the opportunity to satisfy your thirst for adventure and discovery.

With 30 years’ experience under their belts, Intrepid Travel offer a wide range of touring experiences with a particular focus on responsible travel, small groups and big adventures. The expert local leaders help bring each destination to life, and you’ll see the world through the eyes of a local sharing real life experiences off the well- trodden tourist routes. With several trip styles offering everything

from camping experiences under the stars to comfortable and well-appointed beachfront hotels, there’s bound to be a tour to suit every taste and budget.


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