Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Start this amazing east coast tour with 4 nights in fabulous Sydney • Small group tour and 2-night stay in the picturesque Blue Mountains National Park • Soak up the fun on the Gold Coast with time to explore the theme parks in the lively resort of Surfers Paradise • Explore the rainforests of Lamington National Park • 3 nights on fantastic Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays with a cruise to spectacular Whitehaven Beach • 4 nights in the laid-back resort of Port Douglas, your base for exploring Tropical North Queensland • Cruise to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef • Visit the remote Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef

OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING EXCURSIONS Make the most of your free time in Sydney, Gold Coast and Port Douglas by pre-booking some optional sightseeing experiences. Learn to surf on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, take to the ocean on a dolphin viewing trip on the Gold Coast or perhaps get back to nature with a day trip to the magical Cape Tribulation National Park. Please call for details of the full range of excursions on offer.

Days 12 & 13: Whitehaven Beach & Hamilton Island After a morning at leisure, board your catamaran from Hamilton Island marina for a cruise to Cid Harbour, one of the most idyllic areas of the Whitsundays with calm waters, beautiful coastline and soaring peaks. After circumnavigating Whitsunday Island, cruise to the southern end of Whitehaven Beach where there’s time to explore, swim in the crystal-clear waters and laze on the pure white silica sands. The next day is free for you to relax. Day 14: Hamilton Island - Port Douglas From Hamilton Island’s airport you’ll fly directly to Cairns, where you’ll be transferred to your chosen accommodation in Port Douglas. With its relaxed ambience and sophisticated boutiques and eateries, Port Douglas makes an ideal base, both for exploring the region and simply relaxing. Standard: Oaks Lagoons; Superior: Meridian Port Douglas; Deluxe: Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa (4 nights) Day 15: Great Barrier Reef Transfer to the marina to board Quicksilver’s catamaran cruise to Agincourt Reef on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Your day includes activities such as snorkelling and marine viewing from the underwater observatory as well as a lunch on the pontoon. (L) Days 16 & 17: Port Douglas your way With 2 free days to explore everything the area has to offer, why not choose to pre- book some optional excursions? A full-day trip to Kuranda Village offers spectacular views on the Scenic Railway and Skyrail Cableway to the cultural encounters on offer at Tjapukai Aboriginal Park. For early-risers, a sunrise hot-air balloon trip is not to be missed. Please call for full details of the excursions on offer. Day 18: Port Douglas - Depart Cairns Your tour ends with a transfer to Cairns Airport. PRICES INCLUDE • 17 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar on room only basis (unless specified otherwise)

Day 8: Gold Coast your way Today you have a full day at leisure in Queensland’s Gold Coast, so why not pre-book some optional experiences? Enjoy an exciting jet boat ride along the coastline, or visit the late Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo for some spectacular wildlife encounters. For families and adrenaline junkies, a whole host of theme parks await, and for those looking to get back to nature, the rainforests of the nearby Hinterland offer unparalleled beauty. Please call for full details of the experiences on offer. Day 9: Gold Coast - Lamington National Park Venture inland to the tranquil Gold Coast Hinterland for a relaxing stay at the historic O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Standard: Mountain View Room; Superior & Deluxe: One Bedroom Canopy Suite (2 nights) Day 10: Lamington National Park Guests at O’Reilly’s can enjoy complimentary activities, such as early morning bird watching walks, rainforest discovery walks and audio-visual presentations. Day 11: Lamington National Park - Hamilton Island Transfer back to Brisbane Airport for your flight to Hamilton Island. Located in the heart of the idyllic Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is a vibrant and popular holiday destination with plenty of exciting sightseeing and activity options. (B*) Standard: Palm Bungalows; Superior: Reef View Hotel; Deluxe: Beach Club (3 nights) *Deluxe only

• Meals as specified: 3 lunches • Internal flights & transfers • Sightseeing as specified (excludes ‘optional’ items)

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