Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

21 day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Melbourne • Alice Springs • Uluru (Ayers Rock) • Cairns • Great Barrier Reef • Sydney • Auckland • Rotorua • Christchurch • Franz Josef • Queenstown • Milford Sound AUSTRAL I A

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Selected departures throughout Jan - Dec, please call for details. Tour code IMZB.

Days 1 - 3: Melbourne Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow guests at a welcome reception and dinner on board Melbourne’s famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Day 2 begins with a private walking tour of the city’s vibrant arcades and laneways, followed by an afternoon at leisure. Day 3 is yours to enjoy Melbourne at your own pace, or perhaps enjoy an optional sightseeing tour along the Great Ocean Road. Note: Flights must arrive into Melbourne Airport before 12 noon. (D,B,B) Crowne Plaza Melbourne (3 nights) Day 4: Melbourne - Alice Springs Cairns 3 LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

draws to a close, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you observe the dramatic colour changes of Uluru at sunset. Day 6 begins with an early rise to witness the magical Uluru sunrise, then tour the caves filled with ancient rock art at the base of Uluru. In the afternoon, travel over red desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and take a walk through some of the tallest of these majestic domes before sunset. (B) Desert Gardens Hotel (2 nights) Day 7: Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns In the morning, join an Aboriginal artist for a fun and interactive introduction to Western Desert Art. Gain unique cultural insights, such as the significance of local totems and paint your own artwork that you can keep as a memento of your time in the Red Centre. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns and then transfer to your hotel. (B) Hilton Hotel Cairns (3 nights) Days 8 & 9: Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef You have a full day at leisure on day 8 for you to pursue your own interests in vibrant, tropical Cairns. On day 9, prepare to marvel at the wonders of the crystal- blue ocean as you board a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkelling (equipment provided), or you can view the coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns. Your dinner is included tonight at a local restaurant on the waterfront. (B,BLD)

Fly to Alice Springs this morning, and visit the School of the Air and the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. This evening, join the Falzon family for a traditional home-cooked gourmet BBQ dinner. (BD) Mercure Alice Springs Resort Rotorua 1 2

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Waitomo Caves NEW ZEALAND

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Days 5 & 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas) Travel through the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges to Uluru (Ayers Rock). As day 5

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