Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Enjoy a delicious lunch while cruising on Sydney’s iconic harbour • Witness the changing colours of Uluru at sunrise and sunset • Travel in style through the heart of the Outback on-board the Ghan train • Create your own touring experience from a wide range of exciting optional tours in Sydney, Darwin and Tropical North Queensland

larger cabin with full double bed and access to the exclusive Platinum Club car with self-serve bar and flexible dining space. Please call for more details. (D) Overnight:

The Ghan - Gold Twin Cabin Day 9: Katherine - Darwin

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Katherine River as you marvel at the towering sandstone cliffs of Nitmiluk Gorge. Calls of the cicada resonate across the water between the massive sandstone cliffs as you cruise down the First and Second Gorges listening to stories about how the Gorge came to be named and its significance to the indigenous Jawoyn people. After a morning of amazing scenery, a delicious lunch awaits you back aboard the Ghan before you kick back and savour the last few hours of this epic rail journey. Upon arrival into Darwin this afternoon, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure. (BL) Standard: Doubletree by Hilton Darwin; Superior: Mantra on the Esplanade; Deluxe: Hilton Darwin (2 nights) Day 10: Darwin your way Enjoy a full day in Darwin to enjoy the Top End your way by pre-booking one of the excellent day tours on offer. A visit to one of the stunning National Parks is highly recommended to fully appreciate the majesty of the natural sights in this unique part of Australia. Kakadu National Park is the largest National Park in Australia and is home to a myriad of animals including saltwater crocodiles and colourful bird species, while Litchfield National Park offers stunning waterfalls and natural plunge pools dotted throughout a lush rainforest landscape. Alternatively, you can choose to take in the city sights on a half-day tour in Darwin. Please call for prices. Day 11: Darwin - Cairns Enjoy free time before your transfer to the airport and your onward flight to the capital of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and the rest of your day is at leisure. Standard: Cairns Plaza Hotel; Superior: Mantra Esplanade Resort; Deluxe: Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns Day 12: Cairns - Port Douglas This morning, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the beautiful coastal resort of Port Douglas, your home for the next 3 nights. With its 4-mile white sandy beach and local community feel, this beach town also boasts a bustling marina, which serves as the main gateway to the stunning Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the rest of today at leisure. Standard: Oaks Lagoons; Superior: Meridian Port Douglas; Deluxe: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa (3 nights) Days 13 & 14: Port Douglas your way With 2 full days to enjoy the many activities in this tropical paradise, you will be spoiled for choice. You can choose to pre-book a full-day cruise to the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef where you will have the opportunity to snorkel or dive with the colourful sea life that call the reef home. This area of Queensland is also famous for its lush tropical rainforest which you can experience first-hand as part of our Daintree and Cape Tribulation day tour or the Kuranda All Inclusive tour, where you will also have the opportunity to meet the traditional custodians of the rainforest at Tjapukai Cultural Park. Or why not choose to round-off your trip with an unforgettable hot air balloon flight over the stunning coastline? Please call for prices. Day 15: Depart Port Douglas Your Australian adventure ends with a transfer to Cairns airport for your onward flight. PRICES INCLUDE • 13 nights’ accommodation in hand-picked hotels • 1 night on board the Ghan from Alice Springs to Darwin • Meals as specified: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS Enhance your holiday with a selection of fantastic full and half-day tour experiences. Climb the Harbour Bridge or savour a Gourmet Wine Tour from Sydney, cruise and snorkel through the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, or learn more about the heritage and culture of the Aboriginal communities in Kakadu National Park. Please call for details of the full range of excursions on offer.

Day 6: Uluru - Kings Canyon Rise early to catch the first rays of sun bathe Uluru in that famous red glow. Then, travel past panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. You will have some time to explore the unusual rock formations in the ancient gorge before continuing to your overnight accommodation at Kings Canyon. Standard & Superior: Kings Canyon Resort (Standard Room); Deluxe: Kings Canyon Resort (Deluxe Spa Room) Day 7: Kings Canyon - Alice Springs This morning you might choose to join your Driver Guide for the rocky climb to the canyon rim for amazing views across Watarrka National Park. Alternatively, you can explore the canyon creek bed for those seeking an easier walking experience. Later in the day, continue your journey through the red desert landscape to the town of Alice Springs. Check-in at your hotel and then your evening is free to relax, or perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the town’s many restaurants. Standard: Desert Palms Alice Springs; Superior: Mercure Alice Springs Resort; Deluxe: Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs Day 8: Board the Ghan to Darwin Enjoy a morning and afternoon at leisure in Alice Springs before boarding the Ghan train to commence your journey north to Australia’s Top End. Relax in the Outback Explorer Lounge with your fellow passengers before freshening up for a gourmet dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. The expert chefs have created a wonderful menu using locally sourced ingredients and wines from South Australia to give you a dining experience to remember. Upgrades to Platinum Class are available, featuring a

• Internal flights on Days 5 and 11 • Sightseeing with experienced local guides as per itinerary • All airport and railway station transfers

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