Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19



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


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