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WELCOME ASTOUNDING BEAUTY – CAREFREE EXPERIENCES Studded with special, instinctive touches that make all the difference, our journeys throughout New Zealand & Australia provide the most insightful and diverse experience possible. Exploring these remarkable countries becomes almost effortless as we transport you between majestic destinations in the most carefree manner imaginable. MOMENTS TO TREASURE Dipping into the ocean and swimming with colourful fish, strolling across lake shores bursting with wild flowers, watching cliffs rise skyward from the dark waters of a majestic fiord... our extraordinary experiences not only indulge your curiosity, they enhance each incredible attraction. NOTHING QUITE COMPARES Delicious cuisine, unforgettable sightseeing, stylish accommodation and the highest levels of personal attention – we have considered every last detail. Nothing compares to the new experiences and fresh perspectives that await when you discover New Zealand & Australia with APT.

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Darwin

Katherine

Mitchell Plateau El Questro Wilderness Park Bell Gorge Broome

Kakadu National Park

Kununurra Purnululu National Park

Geikie Gorge

Port Douglas Cairns Mission Beach Townsville

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Fitzroy Crossing

Port Hedland

QUEENSLAND

Karijini National Park

Exmouth ef Ningaloo Re

Tom Price WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Monkey Mia

Alice Springs

Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru

AUSTRALIA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Kalbarri National Park NEW SOUTH WALES

The Pinnacles

Nambung National Park

Perth Fremantle VICTORIA

Melbourne

Cradle Mountain TASMANIA

Hobart

NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA Join APT for a journey bathed in the golden glow of the southern hemisphere sun, infused with the fresh delights of Australasian cuisine and enriched with that famous laid-back spirit.

It is difficult to imagine a more whole-hearted or sensational tribute to the wild beauty of Mother Nature than these two destinations: New Zealand

& Australia. Young nations with ancient backyards, every day is an adventure in the lands down under. Lofty mountainscapes combine with heavenly fiords, verdant pastures and dazzling bays to make up what we know as the Land of the Long White Cloud. Then across the sea, there is perplexing wildlife, white-sand beaches, lush rainforests and the rugged red Outback – each playing its own role in Australia’s allure. Even more impressive is that beyond these natural wonders there are cities built to inspire, Indigenous cultures entwined with contemporary life, delicious home-grown produce and, perhaps above all, friendly locals who are always ready to say kia ora or g’day. Similar though they are, these trans-Tasman neighbours provide an intriguing contrast for travellers – as you will discover when you journey to Australasia with APT.

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Gold Coast Auckland Waitomo Sydney

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Tongariro National Park

Rotorua Taupo Napier

Picton Blenheim

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Arthur’s Pass

Wellington Kaikoura

Christchurch Franz Josef Glacier Mt Cook Lake Tekapo Milford Sound Queenstown Te Anau Dunedin Fiordland National Park

CONTENTS TOURING WITH APT NEW ZEALAND

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YOUR JOURNEY WITH APT WILL BE AN EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

Special moments, colourful characters and rewarding encounters will forever form part of your personal story. The pace of an APT tour allows you time to be enchanted by the landscapes and immersed in the complex fabric of New Zealand & Australia's history and culture. It could be the first commanding performance of the Haka war cry that leaves an indelible impression. Perhaps it is a burning sunrise over Sydney Harbour and its graceful icons that will linger in your imagination, or rolling between sky-reaching peaks aboard the TranzAlpine train. One thing is certain: the memories you forge with APT will stay with you forever.

8 | THE APT DIFFERENCE

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THE APT DIFFERENCE FAMILY-OWNED SINCE 1927 APT is a leading travel company with origins that date back an incredible 90 years. Over this time we have established a clear understanding of what makes the perfect holiday and enjoy going the extra mile to ensure our travellers have a life-enriching experience.

EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE Our years of touring experience in New Zealand & Australia have given us the expertise that few others possess. Our intimate knowledge of these destinations and our established partnerships with regional experts mean that you gain a local’s insight into every location we visit.

FULLY INCLUSIVE & GUARANTEED Our prices cover everything, including sightseeing, accommodation and meals as detailed in your itinerary; plus overseas transfers, airport taxes, port charges and all tipping.

98% SATISFACTION RATING We are proud of the 98% satisfaction rating we receive from our travellers, and are committed to maintaining it.

AWARD-WINNING TOURING In 2015, we were honoured to receive the award for Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company (Small) at the British Travel Awards. We were also runner-up at both the 2014 and 2015/16 Telegraph Travel Awards for Best Escorted Tour Operator. These awards are further proof that when you choose to travel with APT, you are choosing to travel with the very best.

PEACE OF MIND You will always enjoy complete peace of mind when you book with us, as APT are a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), and our air-inclusive packages are fully-bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Travel Organisers' Licence (ATOL) scheme.

THE APT CLUB Once you have booked with APT, we invite you to join the APT Club, which offers a range of exclusive member-only benefits. See page 105 for further details.

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FULLY INCLUSIVE TOURING Set off on an unforgettable tour with APT and you will experience a seamless and carefree journey; with everything included to make the perfect holiday.

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FLIGHTS FROM THE UK

ENRICHING SIGHTSEEING

The ultimate convenience

Crafted especially for you

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE GUARANTEED

STYLISH ACCOMMODATION

Be guided by the best in the business

Set in central or unique locations

FRESH PRODUCE, LOCAL FLAVOURS

ALL THE FINE DETAILS

Relish the culinary wonders of each region

For your absolute peace of mind

Enjoy the convenience of return scheduled flights from London Heathrow when you choose a Flight Inclusive holiday; or select a Tour Only option and join your fellow travellers in New Zealand or Australia.

A dedicated Tour Director will accompany you throughout your journey to ensure that everything runs smoothly, while the knowledge of expert local guides will enhance your journey.

From innovative modern cuisine to home-style country cooking – the gourmet delights are endless on a journey through New Zealand & Australia. Enjoy a variety of included meals as detailed in each itinerary.

Whether you are in Darwin or Dunedin, you will always be captivated by our included sightseeing. Get close to iconic wonders, and experience customs and cultures in a range of unique locations.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, there is no better place to relax. Whatever the location, and whatever the style of touring, you will enjoy warm hospitality and a host of facilities to enhance your stay.

Relax, we really do think of everything. From overseas transfers and luggage porterage to national park fees and tipping – your price covers everything you need for the perfect holiday.

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CHOOSE YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY No matter how you picture your dream holiday, APT can make it a reality.

LUXURY TOURING Our Luxury tours allow you to discover the true essence of New Zealand in comfort and style. You will enjoy stays in iconic hotels and resorts, a host of special dining experiences, enriching sightseeing and exceptional service. It is the detail, however, that tells the real story. From an indulgent degustation of South Island produce to a room with sprawling panoramas of Mt Cook, nowhere is our expertise more evident. You will enjoy a varied range of Signature Experiences, carefully designed to provide insight into the history, culture, lifestyle or cuisine of each region. And because everyone is different, we know you will appreciate our Freedom of Choice concept, which allows you to tailor your sightseeing and dining options at no additional cost.

PREMIUM TOURING Offering superior comfort at a price that represents outstanding value, our Premium tours provide you with the perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time. You will enjoy hand-picked accommodation in central or unique locations, quality meals and included sightseeing, all delivered with wonderful service. Plus, with a collection of unique stays, local insights and memorable meals, our thoughtfully selected Insider Experiences give you the chance to gain a greater insight into each remarkable region without additional expense. While many exclusive and iconic experiences are included throughout your journey, you are guaranteed that there will always be ample leisure time, allowing you the opportunity to explore New Zealand & Australia at your own pace.

Our Premium tours are operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT Travel Group, and are indicated throughout the itinerary pages by this logo. by APT

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Clockwise from top left: Powerful Maori culture comes to the fore throughout your journey. Scenes of beauty await cruising Milford Sound. Discover the rugged Kimberley region.

4WD ADVENTURES As an isolated frontier, travelling into Australia’s Kimberley region requires specialist local knowledge and expertise. No other operator can offer the experience, network of lodges or access that we do – so you can discover the real Kimberley, rather than merely brushing the surface. APT ran its first tour into this vast and remote region more than 40 years ago. In those days, accommodation did not exist. Since then, APT has built unique partnerships with local Indigenous communities and created an unmatched network of exclusive Wilderness Lodges in stunning locations. Our commitment to quality and innovation continues as we offer expertly crafted itineraries featuring all the spectacular sights and hidden secrets that we have been discovering ever since. See pages 92-99 for further details.

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ENRICHING SIGHTSEEING All of our tours include a wealth of sightseeing inclusions as standard.

INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING Every journey includes an extensive collection of sightseeing activities, to ensure that you enjoy a true taste of every location. The following are just a few examples of what you may experience on your unforgettable adventure. On New Zealand's North Island, wander through the fragrant Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve to view the largest and most celebrated kauri tree known to stand today, Tāne Mahuta or 'Lord of the Forest'. Down south, stand in awe of the ice blue waters of Lake Tekapo and contemplate the unusual spherical Moeraki Boulders scattered along Koekohe Beach. Give in to the relaxed rhythm of life on Fraser Island during a half-day tour. As you travel along sandy trails through rainforest and eucalyptus woods, past pristine fresh-water lakes and immense sand dunes, you will realise why this Australian sand island was awarded World Heritage status. Travellers speak about a refreshing sense of freedom when exploring the Kimberley, as the sweeping bushland and rugged gorges reveal the raw power of nature. Heading off the beaten track, chase bold wildlife through rivers, plunge into secluded gorges and wander through the hidden chasms of the Bungle Bungle Range.

LOCAL GUIDES, REAL INSIGHT Taking you on a private journey through their own home towns, our friendly guides reveal insights that only a local could offer. Through them, each place, its history, its people and their culture will truly come to life before you.

YOUR LEISURE TIME, YOUR WAY While our holidays are designed to cater to your individual needs and preferences, it is always nice to enjoy a moment to yourself. This is why we offer some free time for you to relax and explore independently. Your Tour Director will be on hand to provide some fantastic suggestions should you need inspiration.

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Clockwise from top left: The scene is set for an unforgettable discovery of Mt Cook. Watch steam rise from the bubbling geysers of Rotorua. Evening falls over Sydney Harbour. See the incredible beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.

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IGNATURE EXPERIENCES Venture into a world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises.

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME MOMENTS An included feature on all Luxury tours, our Signature Experiences represent once-in-a-lifetime moments that no amount of words or pictures could adequately describe. These exclusive and unique events are designed to deepen your experience in select destinations, taking you on an inspiring journey beneath the surface of local history, culture and traditions.

“We met great people, stayed at some superb accommodation, saw magnificent sites and did activities that will stay firmly fixed in our memories forever.” LEANNE & WAYNE, AUSTRALIA

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Clockwise from top left: Experience an aquatic wonderland in the Bay of Islands. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world's most beautiful rail journeys. Cruise Milford Sound and discover the majesty of this South Island icon.

HAND-PICKED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES Our Signature Experiences are extraordinary, vast and varied. The following are but a taste of those that may await, at no extra cost, on our Luxury tours. During your exploration of the Bay of Islands, you will visit New Zealand’s most significant historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, known as the 'birthplace of the nation'. On the South Island, meanwhile, you will experience the romance of rail travel as you journey aboard the TranzAlpine train. Admire the ever-changing landscapes and spectacular gorges as you traverse the Southern Alps and trace the Waimakariri River as it winds through the plains. In Te Anau, treat your taste buds to the delicious flavours of the region during a tantalising Fiordland Dinner. Sample local rarities, such as sustainably raised lamb and venison, as well as mouth-watering desserts. After a stunning drive along the Milford Road into Fiordland National Park, arrive at Milford Sound where you will cruise the full length of this breathtaking natural icon.

LOOK FOR THIS LOGO Throughout itineraries, our Signature Experiences are presented in bold, coloured text and are highlighted by this logo. It is an easy way to see how our Luxury tours provide you with some truly spectacular experiences.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES Explore the heart and soul of each destination through authentic local experiences.

EMBRACE THE WONDERS OF NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA On all Premium tours, an exciting range of Insider Experiences are included to allow you to be truly immersed in the culture, history and unparalleled beauty of each destination. You will enjoy in-depth discoveries of local life, take in sights of incredible natural wonders, and come face-to-face with stunning wildlife.

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Clockwise from top left: Plunge into a colourful underwater world on the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise around the Bay of Islands, stopping to see the Hole in the Rock. Reach the spiritual heart of Australia in the Red Centre.

SPECIALLY SELECTED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Offering you a window into each exciting destination, our Insider Experiences treat you to some truly engaging opportunities. These are just a sample of those that may await, at no extra cost, on our Premium tours. Discover the beauty of the Bay of Islands and cruise the shimmering waters to Cape Brett aboard a catamaran. Keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins and admire the stunning coastal scenery, including the famous Hole in the Rock. Stay overlooking the cerulean shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort. With architecture that echoes the spectacular surrounds, the beauty of the nearby lake and wilderness areas truly shine. Set off on an enchanting cruise over the sparkling waters of the Great Barrier Reef to an exclusive activity platform, where you will enjoy ample time to view and explore the colourful coral and marine life. Amid the vast expanses of Australia’s Red Centre, a magical exploration of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park culminates with sunset drinks over the rugged landscape.

LOOK FOR THIS LOGO Throughout itineraries, our Insider Experiences are presented in bold, coloured text and are highlighted by this logo. It is an easy way to see how our Premium tours provide you with that something extra.

20 | FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ INCLUSIONS

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ INCLUSIONS

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing and dining options.

On our Luxury tours, in many locations you can personalise your journey thanks to the huge choice of sightseeing and dining experiences on offer. What’s more, they are included. There is no finer example than in Queenstown, located in New Zealand's southern lakes region. Here you can visit filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy or taste the region's famous wines. Thrillseekers will love the Shotover Jet boat ride, a Dart River safari or an adventure into Skippers Canyon. Leisurely options include a 4WD tour, a bird walk or a cruise over Lake Wakatipu. See page 27 for a list of all Freedom of Choice Dining options, and pages 100-101 for a list of all Freedom of Choice Sightseeing options available on our Luxury tours.

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Clockwise from top: Perhaps join the TSS Earnslaw for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Reawaken your inner adventurer on the famous Shotover Jet. Or delve into the imaginary world of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

“We have to congratulate your company on your sublime service and attention to details. Our memories of our holiday of a lifetime will be with us forever. PAUL, UNITED KINGDOM

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Clockwise from top: Draw back the curtains to vistas of Mt Cook from your room at The Hermitage Hotel. Lush alpine rainforest is but a few steps away at the five-star Te Waonui Forest Retreat. A room with a spectacular waterfront view at Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands.

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ICONIC HOTELS & RESORTS Stay in some of New Zealand's leading properties on our Luxury tours, chosen for their distinctive character, charming service and spectacular settings.

THE HERMITAGE HOTEL, AORAKI MT COOK NATIONAL PARK At the base of snow-capped Mt Cook the iconic Hermitage Hotel boasts sophistication, luxury, magnificent views and superb dining. From your vantage point high up in Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Village, you will enjoy stunning panoramas from your balcony or patio. Relax while you take in the silent splendour of the majestic Southern Alps – this is an accommodation highlight to be remembered.

TE WAONUI FOREST RETREAT, FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER Constructed in harmony with the surrounding wilderness, Te Waonui Forest Retreat is at the forefront of sustainable accommodation, offering a luxurious eco-retreat experience. Unwind in complete peace and tranquillity at this exclusive five-star property, boasting spacious guest rooms nestled amid the lush Franz Josef rainforest.

COPTHORNE HOTEL AND RESORT BAY OF ISLANDS Surrounded by the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands enjoys a superb waterfront location and uninterrupted bay views. Your room will feature calming decor inspired by nature, evoking an irresistible sense of serenity as well as boasting wonderful views of the glittering harbour.

NOVOTEL QUEENSTOWN LAKESIDE Queenstown’s tranquil lake provides a picturesque setting for the modern Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. This contemporary hotel, situated in the centre of town, offers the very best in comfort and style, and you will simply adore the superb uninterrupted garden or mountain views.

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HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATION Hotels selected for our Premium tours radiate charisma and regional charm, and are perfectly positioned in central or unique locations.

PEPPERS BLUEWATER RESORT, LAKE TEKAPO The breathtaking surrounds, innovative architecture and light filled guest rooms at Peppers Bluewater Resort make for a truly memorable stay overlooking the shores of Lake Tekapo. It is where nature, adventure and relaxation co-exist, providing the perfect base from which to explore the infinite beauty of the Mackenzie Country.

COPTHORNE HOTEL & APARTMENTS QUEENSTOWN LAKEVIEW Stay in spacious and comfortable surrounds at the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview. Here, your room boasts sublime views of Lake Wakatipu and the spectacular snow-capped peaks of The Remarkables. Located just a short stroll from Queenstown’s centre, make the most of all that this iconic resort town has to offer.

DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT AND SPA Experience a wondrous two-night stay at Daydream Island Resort and Spa, located within the idyllic Whitsunday archipelago on the tropical coast of Queensland. From stretches of deserted beaches to rugged bushland and the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef, it invites relaxation while also offering plenty of activities for the more adventurous.

AMORA HOTEL JAMISON SYDNEY Boasting one of the city’s best central locations, just a short stroll from the iconic attractions of Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, you will find yourself perfectly placed to explore the wonders of Sydney during your stay. This contemporary hotel offers comfort and convenience, as well as fantastic service, style and warmth.

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Clockwise from top: A tropical paradise awaits at Daydream Island Resort and Spa. Watch the sky melt into the glacial waters of Lake Tekapo from Peppers Bluewater Resort. Stay on the edge of Sydney Harbour at the Amora Hotel Jamison.

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FRESH PRODUCE, LOCAL FLAVOURS Savour a variety of thoughtfully planned culinary events to delight your appetite.

DELIGHTFUL CUISINE With many meals included as part of your adventure, we will introduce you to some of the region’s most sensational tastes, including the somewhat quirky yet irresistible traditional fare.

DISCOVER LOCAL FLAVOURS New Zealand & Australia are famous for their exceptional cuisine, prepared using the freshest ingredients. During your journey, we make certain you will be spoiled with some of the finest produce from field to fork.

MEMORABLE FEATURE DINNERS When you travel through New Zealand & Australia with us, you will enjoy special included Feature Dinners – unique dining experiences that highlight the region’s best flavours. In New Zealand for instance, you will relish a special Hangi Feast at the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua, where fresh meats and vegetables are cooked in a traditional earth oven. While in Monkey Mia on Australia's west coast, enjoy a sumptuous dinner featuring locally caught seafood including tasty snapper, tempura whiting, oysters, king prawns and more.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ DINING INCLUSIONS Not everyone has the same tastes when it comes to food and dining experiences, which is why in select places on our Luxury tours, you are presented with a range of different restaurants to choose from. See page opposite for a list of all available Freedom of Choice Dining Inclusions on our Luxury tours.

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Clockwise from top left: A bounty of fresh flavours await you in New Zealand & Australia. Experience outstanding service and cuisine. Explore premier food and wine growing regions.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ DINING On our Luxury tours in New Zealand, you can enjoy a selection of personalised dining experiences at no extra cost. Further details will be available through your APT Tour Director. QUEENSTOWN

WELLINGTON Walter Peak Cruise aboard a vintage steamer to Walter Peak High Country Farm and enjoy dinner at The Great Kiwi Carvery.

Hummingbird Eatery & Bar This multi-award winning restaurant offers a relaxed feel and delicious cuisine.

Skyline Restaurant Take a magical gondola ride up to the Skyline Restaurant. Enjoy stunning views and an extensive buffet.

Lido Café This iconic venue serves up exquisite meals in a casual setting, along with friendly hospitality.

Finz A fresh seafood and rotisserie restaurant on Steamer Wharf, Queenstown’s Finz offers relaxed dining and a great menu.

Hotel Restaurant Enjoy a contemporary fusion of local and international cuisine conveniently located at your hotel.

Also available: Hotel Restaurant. Please Note: These options are subject to availability and seasonal opening times of restaurants. Limited numbers and dining times apply. Freedom of Choice Dining is not available on our Premium tours.

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NEW ZEALAND From rolling green hills to glacial lakes and exuberant cities full of charm, adventure is at the very heart of this stunning country. The Kiwis pride themselves on their friendliness, and you will feel instantly welcome upon stepping foot on New Zealand soil. Covering an area slightly larger than the UK, yet with nearly 60 million less people, New Zealand is gloriously uncrowded, allowing its spectacular landscapes to take centre stage. See snow-capped alps, tranquil fiords and luxuriant rainforests. Visit river-laced lowlands, towering volcanoes and pristine beaches. Traverse rolling green hills, subterranean caves and mesmerising lakes. Peppered between these pristine wilderness areas are polished cities sporting first-class eateries and architectural marvels. Thus, by nature, New Zealand is both a haven for those seeking peace and quiet, and a playground for the adventurous. So join us and experience the diversity of the Land of the Long White Cloud for yourself.

LUXURY TOURING NEW ZEALAND SPLENDOUR – 26 DAYS

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NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND – 21 DAYS

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GREAT NEW ZEALAND RAIL & CRUISE EXPERIENCE – 21 DAYS

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NEW ZEALAND VOYAGER – 29 DAYS

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NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTER – 14 DAYS

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SOUTHERN TOURER – 9 DAYS

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GREAT NORTHERNER – 9 DAYS

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PREMIUM TOURING NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY – 19 DAYS

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NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY & EAST COAST ADVENTURE – 33 DAYS

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NEW ZEALAND RAIL ADVENTURE – 18 DAYS

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NEW ZEALAND NAVIGATOR – 29 DAYS

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SOUTHERN ESCAPE – 8 DAYS

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NORTHERN EXPLORER – 8 DAYS

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NEW ZEALAND SPLENDOUR 26 DAY LUXURY TOUR

LUXURY TOURING Breathtaking scenery surrounds Queenstown

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park



Cruise the full length of Milford Sound



Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier



Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train



Savour local produce during a Taste of Marlborough Dinner



Cruise to the North Island aboard the Interislander ferry



Enjoy a delicious Art Deco high tea in Napier



Dine at Longlands Farm and learn about local farming



Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua



Look out for dolphins on a magical Hole in the Rock cruise

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Christchurch. Day 3. Arrive Christchurch. On arrival in Christchurch, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where you have the afternoon and evening to relax. 23 Day (NZCAN23) guests join the tour in Christchurch today. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. Day 4. Christchurch, Mt Cook. Traverse the Canterbury plains to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the sublime alpine scenery that abounds here. Get to know your Tour Director and fellow travellers during Welcome Drinks and Dinner tonight. Two Night Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel, in a room with alpine views. B, FD Day 5. Mt Cook. Personalise your time in Mt Cook with our range of Freedom of Choice activities available today. Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. You may like to join a guided nature walk and learn about the region’s native flora and fauna. Alternatively, during the summer months, you can board a MAC boat and get up close to the icebergs on BD the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. 

KEY FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining

Day 6. Mt Cook, Dunedin. Set out along the shores of Lake Pukaki to Oamaru. Continue to Koekohe Beach to view the unusual spherical-shaped Moeraki Boulders. Arrive in Dunedin this afternoon and enjoy time at leisure before dinner. Stay: Distinction Dunedin Hotel. BD

Day 7. Dunedin, Te Anau. This morning, choose your Freedom of Choice activity. You might like to tour Larnach Castle and Olveston House, or take a lovely ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer may choose to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, either visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour along the spectacular Otago Peninsula. Afterwards, absorb the breathtaking scenery as you travel to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Two Night Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Day 8. Te Anau. Decide how to spend your morning in Te Anau thanks to our Freedom of Choice activities on offer to you today. Explore an underground network of limestone caves, lit by thousands of glow worms; set off on a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound; or take a jet boat ride along the Upper Waiau River. Equally tempting is the option to sit back and relax with a glass of wine while you enjoy a film featuring Fiordland’s beautiful landscapes.  B Day 9. Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown. Along Milford Road, wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then travel through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound where you will cruise along the full length of this fiord deep within Fiordland National Park. After, travel to Queenstown. Three Night Stay: Queenstown, Scenic Hotel.BD Day 10. Queenstown. Indulge your interests and choose from a range of activities today. Movie buffs may like to visit key Lord of the Rings filming locations, while thrillseekers may enjoy a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon

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adventure or an exciting 4WD tour. Others may prefer a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, a wine tour or a Lakeshore Forest Walk. Afterwards, select from a number of restaurants during a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.B, FD Day 11. Queenstown. Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown as you enjoy a full day at leisure in this exciting destination. You may like to use this time to take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu, browse through the stores in the bustling central shopping district, or perhaps take advantage of being in the ‘adventure capital’ of New Zealand and take part in the thrill of a lifetime. The choice is all yours.  B

Admire the beautiful setting at Cape Reinga

Day 12. Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier. Skirt the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea. Cross Haast Pass into Westland Tai Poutini National Park, home to the Franz Josef Glacier. Check in to your eco-resort, before a four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. B, FD Day 13. Franz Josef Glacier, TranzAlpine Train, Christchurch. Join New Zealand’s famous TranzAlpine train and experience one of the world’s greatest rail journeys. Travel through deep gorges, river valleys and across the Southern Alps all the way to Christchurch. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch.  BD

Day 14. Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim. Follow the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island to Kaikoura. While here, perhaps enjoy a scenic whale watching flight (own expense). Later, traverse the Marlborough region to Blenheim where you will enjoy a special Taste of Marlborough Dinner. Two Night Stay: Blenheim, Scenic Hotel Marlborough. B, FD Day 15. Blenheim. Choose from three sightseeing inclusions in Blenheim today. Perhaps tour the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, enjoy the beauty of Marlborough Sounds during a greenshell mussel cruise or choose to visit some of region’s best wineries. B

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Learn about traditional Maori customs in Rotorua

Day 16. Blenheim, Wellington. Cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry. Disembark in Wellington and tonight, choose where to dine. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. B, FD Day 17. Wellington. Select your Freedom of Choice activity today in Wellington. Visit Zealandia, tour the studio behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar, take a city tour, visit sites from the Lord of the Rings movies, or join an evening tour of Zealandia.B Day 18. Wellington, Napier. Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Napier. On arrival, tour the city then enjoy an Art Deco-style high tea. Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel. B, HT, D Day 19. Napier, Taupo, Rotorua. Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo.

See the incredible geysers erupt at Te Puia

Then, enjoy a taste of rural life with a tour and dinner at Longlands Farm in Matamata. Travel to Rotorua after dinner. Two Night Stay: Millennium Hotel Rotorua, located on beautiful Lake Rotorua.  B, FD Day 20. Rotorua. Select from a range of activities today. Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua Museum; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide. Tonight enjoy the dance, music and culture of the Maori people during a traditional Hangi Feast.B, FD Day 21. Rotorua, Bay of Islands. Travel through Waikato farmland to Cambridge and Auckland. Then follow along the east coast to the Bay of Islands. Two Night Stay: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands.  BD

Take in vistas of picturesque Queenstown and The Remarkables

Day 22. Bay of Islands. Choose your activity today. Go sailing on a tall ship; embark on a dolphin-watching cruise; sail to Russell; or visit Cape Reinga. B Day 23. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Step aboard a catamaran and enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock, keeping an eye out for dolphins. Afterwards, travel to Auckland. Two Night Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland. B Day 24. Auckland. Choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.  B, FD Day 25. Depart Auckland. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 23 Day (NZCAN23) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport. B Day 26. Arrive London.

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Coach

Taupo

Cruise TranzAlpine Train

1 Napier

NEW ZEALAND

National Park No. of Nights Stay

Picton Blenheim 2

2 Wellington

Kaikoura

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika

2 CHRISTCHURCH

Franz Josef Glacier 1

Lake Tekapo 2 Mt Cook Oamaru

Milford Sound

3 Queenstown 1 Dunedin Te Anau 2

Your Luxury Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow

Maximum of 40 guests

Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 22 breakfasts (B), 1 high tea (HT), 7 dinners (D) and 8 feature dinners (FD) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides

Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 26 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

(NZCAN26F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 7^, 16^, 30^; Feb. 4^, 6^, 11^, 13^, 18^.

£6,995

£8,695

Feb. 27^; Mar. 6^, 20^.

£6,695

Apr. 1^; May 1.

(UK£) PER PERSON

23 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

(NZCAN23) Tour Only Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 11^, 20^.

£5,195

£6,695

£8,395

Feb. 3^, 8^, 10^, 15^, 17^, 22^.

£5,195

£6,695

£6,595

£8,295

Mar. 3^, 10^, 24^; Apr. 5^; May 5.

£5,195

£6,695

Oct. 4^, 16^, 31^; Nov. 8, 13^, 29.

£6,945

£8,745

Oct. 6^, 18^.

£5,695

£7,495

Dec. 11.

£7,445

£9,245

Nov. 2^, 10, 15^; Dec. 1, 13.

£5,695

£7,495

2018

2018

Jan. 8, 15, 17^, 24, 28; Feb. 5.

£7,295

£9,095

Jan. 10, 17, 19^, 26, 30; Feb. 7, 9^, 14.

£5,695

£7,495

Feb. 7^, 12, 14, 19^.

£6,895

£8,695

Feb. 16, 21^, 28; Mar. 2, 9^, 16^, 23.

£5,695

£7,495

Feb. 26, 28; Mar. 7^, 14^, 21.

£6,995

£8,795

Apr. 4^.

£5,595

£7,345

Apr. 2^; May 2.

£6,795

£8,545

May. 4.

£5,495

£7,195

Flight Inclusive (NZCAN26F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NZCAN23): Prices do not include international flights. Guests join Day 3 in Christchurch and depart Day 25 in Auckland. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 4 October 2017 – 4 May 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (NZACS26F/NZACS23). Includes all meals as stated. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES^

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £500* PER COUPLE

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NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND 21 DAY LUXURY TOUR

LUXURY TOURING Cruise along the pristine Milford Sound fiord

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds



Look out for dolphins on a magical Hole in the Rock cruise



Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua



Cruise to the South Island aboard the Interislander ferry



Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train



Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier



Cruise the full length of Milford Sound



Enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner in Te Anau



Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Auckland. Day 3. Arrive Auckland. On arrival into Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Two Night Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. Day 4. Auckland. 17 Day (NCC17) guests join the tour in Auckland today. Select from our Freedom of Choice activities this morning. Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; set off into the Waitakere Rainforest; or take a trip to the suburb of Devonport for some of the best views of the city. B Day 5. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of the Northland region. Continue to the Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Here, you will also enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views.  BD

KEY FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining

Day 6. Bay of Islands. Today, discover this spectacular region with our range of Freedom of Choice activities. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga; experience life on the high seas; embark on a dolphin-watching adventure; take a mini-tour of Russell; or return to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour. B

Day 7. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore the Bay of Islands on a dolphinwatching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the sandy beaches and keeping watch for dolphins, then spend some time in a secluded bay. Back at your hotel in Auckland tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.B, FD Day 8. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua. This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and performance of song and dance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.  B, FD Day 9. Rotorua. Spend this morning on your Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps enjoy a sheep show at the Agrodome followed by a kiwi encounter at Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Choose to visit Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua Museum; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies, or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide. Afterwards, the afternoon and evening are free for you to explore at leisure. B

COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION On Day 9, you can experience New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 9 accommodation. Enquire for details.

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Day 10. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to the heart of New Zealand’s North Island this morning. View the Wairakei Steam Valley, then visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park all the way to Wellington. This evening, after checking in to your hotel, discover a range of tantalising local flavours with a choice of three tempting restaurants in which to dine. Two Night Stay: Amora Hotel Wellington. B, FD Day 11. Wellington. With two nights in the New Zealand capital, you will have plenty of time to discover the city’s highlights. After breakfast, set off on a

sightseeing tour taking you to Wellington’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including the spectacular waterfront area and New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Afterwards, ride the iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective and fantastic vistas of this coastal city.  B Day 12. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. This morning, step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through the stunning waters of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. Rejoin your coach and drive to the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura. Continue travelling along the central east coast all the way to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore.BD

Explore Wellington and its spectacular waterfront area

Day 13. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains and across the Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, you will see pounamu (jade) being skillfully carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue along the west coast to Franz Josef, where you will take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier. Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort in time for a four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. B, FD

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Pounamu is sacred in Maori culture

Discover the striking World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park

Day 14. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Enjoy a day of truly breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River on your way to Queenstown. On a Freedom of Choice Dining evening, you can choose from four restaurants for dinner. Perhaps sample the fresh South Island produce at waterside Finz seafood restaurant, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant where you can enjoy your meal with stunning panoramic views of the city. You may prefer a dinner cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamboat, or dine amid the stylish surrounds of the Elements Restaurant. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. B, FD

along the beautiful Dart River. New Zealand is rightly famous for its fine wines, and a tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities you may choose from include an exciting 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas, a bird walk through the surrounding Queenstown wilderness, or a leisurely cruise over the waters of Lake Wakatipu. B

Day 15. Queenstown. Spend the morning on your Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps embark on a Safari of the Scenes tour and visit several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Alternatively, thrillseekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari

Day 16. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Embark on one of the most scenic drives today as you journey along the Milford Road and into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Keep your camera at the ready as you wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak, the iconic backdrop to Milford Sound. Continue to Milford Sound, where you will enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight, enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.B, FD

Day 17. Te Anau, Dunedin. Journey through Southland countryside as you travel to Dunedin, a city known as the Edinburgh of the south. This afternoon, choose your Freedom of Choice activity. Tour Larnach Castle and visit Olveston House; head to Dunedin’s railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway; or tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, choose to visit the Otago Peninsula where you can observe an albatross colony; watch for penguins; or take an off-road tour. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.  BD Day 18. Dunedin, Mt Cook. Drive north and stop to view the large spherical Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach. Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, where you can choose your activity. Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Day 19. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Travel to Lake Tekapo and pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. In Christchurch this evening, you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. B, FD Day 20. Depart Christchurch. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 17 Day (NCC17) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport. B Day 21. Arrive London.

Experience New Zealand’s farming lifestyle at Walter Peak Farm

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2 Bay of Islands

3 AUCKLAND Coach

2 Rotorua

Waitomo

Cruise

Taupo

TranzAlpine Train National Park

NEW ZEALAND

No. of Nights Stay

Picton

Kaikoura

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika Franz Josef Glacier 1 1

Haast

2 Wellington

2 CHRISTCHURCH

Lake Tekapo Mt Cook Oamaru

Milford Sound

2 Queenstown 1 Dunedin Te Anau 1

Your Luxury Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow Freedom of Choice Inclusions

Enriching Signature Experiences and

17 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) and 7 feature dinners (FD)

APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides

Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 21 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

(NCC21F) Flight Inclusive

(UK£) PER PERSON (NCC17) Tour Only

17 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Oct. 4, 18.

£5,845

£7,345

Jan. 7, 11, 16, 20, 25; Feb. 1, 6, 11, 18, 22, 27.

£4,195

£5,345

Oct. 25.

£5,845

£7,345

Mar. 8, 22; Apr. 5, 22.

£4,195

£5,345

Nov. 1, 15.

£5,745

£7,245

May 12.

£3,795

£4,845

Dec. 6.

£5,845

£7,345

Sept. 2, 9, 23.

£3,995

£5,095

Dec. 13.

£6,345

£7,845

Oct. 7, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 9, 16.

£4,495

£5,895

2018

2018

Jan. 3, 17, 23; Feb. 2.

£6,195

£7,695

Jan. 6, 20, 26.

£4,495

£5,895

Feb. 14, 23, 28.

£5,795

£7,295

Feb. 5, 17, 26; Mar. 3, 21.

£4,495

£5,895

Mar. 18.

£5,895

£7,395

Apr. 7, 21.

£4,395

£5,745

Apr. 4, 18; July 4.

£5,695

£7,145

July 7.

£4,295

£5,595

Sept. 5, 19.

£5,795

£7,245

Sept. 8, 22.

£4,395

£5,745

Flight Inclusive (NCC21F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NCC17): Prices do not include international flights. Guests join Day 4 in Auckland and depart Day 20 in Christchurch. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 4 October 2017 – 22 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at time of booking. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £500* PER COUPLE

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GREAT NEW ZEALAND RAIL & CRUISE EXPERIENCE 21 DAY LUXURY TOUR

LUXURY TOURING Explore New Zealand’s ‘City of Sails’, Auckland

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Journey aboard the Glenbrook Vintage Railway



Embark on a sensational Hauraki Blue overnight cruise around the Hauraki Gulf



Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua



Enjoy a self-drive rail cruising experience along a decommissioned railway line in Whanganui National Park



Explore the fascinating Fell Locomotive Museum



Cruise to the South Island aboard the Interislander ferry



Chug past idyllic scenery aboard the Coastal Pacific train



Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train



Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier



Cruise the full length of Milford Sound



Enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner in Te Anau



Journey aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway



Travel up the Pacific coast on the Seasider train



Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park

KEY FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Auckland. Day 3. Arrive Auckland. Arrive in Auckland and be transferred to your hotel. Two Night Stay: Amora Auckland. Day 4. Auckland. 16 Day (NRC16) guests join the tour in Auckland today. Enjoy the opportunity to discover the ‘City of Sails’ with our range of sightseeing inclusions. Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour, or explore the fantastic Auckland Museum. Alternatively, get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, set off on a Wilderness Adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest, or take a trip to the harbourside suburb of Devonport. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner as you get to know your Tour Director and your fellow travellers.  B, FD Day 5. Auckland, Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Hauraki Blue Overnight Cruise. This morning travel to Glenbrook and on arrival, board the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. Lovingly restored, you will enjoy a journey through the beautiful rural Franklin countryside aboard this historic steam train. Travel to Victoria Avenue and Waiuku, before enjoying a stop at the Pukeoware Depot to explore the workshop, view other historic regional locomotives undergoing restoration, and indulge in a delightful morning tea. Later, reboard the train and travel back to Glenbrook. This afternoon, head towards Viaduct Harbour to board the Hauraki Blue ship for your overnight cruise. Glide past Auckland’s iconic highlights, including the Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse and

Devonport, as you sail out across the Waitemata Harbour towards the Hauraki Gulf and its stunning islands, each with their own sights and highlights. See Rangitoto Island, formed around 600 years ago by a volcanic eruption, and neighbouring Motutapu, one of the earliest places inhabited by Maori. Travel to Motuihe and Browns Island, and onwards to Waiheke Island with its golden sandy beaches. Perhaps take to the waters in one of the ship’s kayaks or discover the underwater world while snorkelling. This evening, dine on fresh local produce. Stay: Hauraki Blue overnight cruise. BD Day 6. Hauraki Blue, Auckland, Rotorua. Enjoy breakfast on board your ship then relax on deck and take in the scenery while you cruise back to port in Auckland. Disembark and board a coach for your journey to Rotorua. This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and performance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.  B, FD Day 7. Rotorua. Set your own pace today thanks to our Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions. Perhaps experience the icons of Rotorua at the famed Agrodome Farm Show, then make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a working kiwi nursery and visit the fascinating Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Alternatively, take a Hobbiton Movie Set tour for an enthralling insight into the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Perhaps drive through forest and farmland to visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and colourful hot springs; discover the local art, history and culture at Rotorua Museum; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure. B

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Day 8. Rotorua, Rail Cruising Experience, Tongariro National Park. Farewell Rotorua and travel to Taumarunui where your rail cart awaits for a self-drive rail cruising experience along a decommissioned railway line. Hop aboard and travel through tunnels, over bridges and past a collection of charming towns at your own pace on a leisurely discovery through the landscapes of Whanganui National Park. Experience the beauty of the North Island as the rolling green hills brush gently by, and take some time out over a picnic lunch. Afterwards, travel to Tongariro National Park for a night at the historic and iconic Chateau Tongariro Hotel. Stay: Chateau Tongariro Hotel. BLD Day 9. Tongariro National Park, Wellington. Bid farewell to Tongariro National Park after your breakfast this morning. Today’s

journey takes you to the town of Featherston where you will have the opportunity to explore the fascinating Fell Locomotive Museum, home to H199, the only locomotive of its type in the world. Delight in a relaxing afternoon tea before rejoining your coach and travelling to Wellington, New Zealand’s vibrant capital city by the water. Though it may be small for a capital city, Wellington is brimming with character and charm, alive in its compact CBD. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy time to settle in before choosing where to dine from a selection of restaurants. Two Night Stay: Amora Hotel Wellington.B, FD Day 10. Wellington. Discover the delights of Wellington with an extended stay. After breakfast, set off on a tour taking you to the city’s bestloved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa

Traverse New Zealand’s magnificent scenery aboard the TranzAlpine train

Tongarewa. Afterwards, ride Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective as you gaze out across this spectacular coastal city. The afternoon and evening have been left free for you to enjoy discovering Wellington at your own pace. You may like to head to the CBD to experience its vibrant mix of Victorian architecture, theatres, boutiques and galleries. Or, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the waterfront restaurants for a true taste of North Island cuisine.B Day 11. Wellington, Picton, Coastal Pacific Train, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across the Cook Strait and through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. Here, board the Coastal Pacific train and enjoy a journey through the rugged east coast to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore.BD

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Cruise the pristine waters of New Zealand with Hauraki Blue

Stay overnight at picturesque Te Anau

Day 12. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Head to the open-air viewing platform and enjoy stunning views as you journey through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains. Disembark at Greymouth and travel by coach to Franz Josef, where you can take in the dramatic terrain of Franz Josef Glacier. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef. BD

Day 16. Te Anau, Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin. Leave the Fiordland region this morning and travel to Dunedin on the east coast of New Zealand. Step aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway and journey through the beautiful Southland countryside. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.  BD

Day 13. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River. Arrive in Queenstown and choose where to dine. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. B, FD Day 14. Queenstown. Choose from a range of sightseeing today. Lord of the Rings fans will jump at the chance to visit key filming locations, while thrillseekers can try a ride on the famous

Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure or a river safari along the Dart River. Why not tour the country’s premier wine-producing region and savour the local offerings? Nature enthusiasts may enjoy a 4WD experience at Mt Nicholas or a bird walk through the surrounding wilderness. A cruise on Lake Wakatipu is also on offer. B Day 15. Queenstown, Milford Sound. Embark on one of the most scenic drives today as you journey along the Milford Road and into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Keep your camera at the ready as you wind down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak, the iconic backdrop to Milford Sound. Continue to Milford Sound, where you will enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight, enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.B, FD

Day 17. Dunedin, Seasider Train, Mt Cook. Board the Seasider train and travel along Otago Harbour before climbing the gentle slopes of Port Chalmers on the Pacific coast. Here, rejoin the coach and travel to Oamaru, then head north to see the unusual Moeraki Boulders. Continue to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and the alpine scenery. Two Night Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Day 18. Mt Cook. Select your Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. You may like to join a guided nature walk. Or, during summer, board a MAC boat on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake.  B, FD Day 19. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Drive along the shores of Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo. Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd then continue to Christchurch. Here, 16 Day (NRC16) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport.  Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore. B Day 20. Depart Christchurch. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B

Enjoy a leisurely rail cruise though the New Zealand countryside

Day 21. Arrive London.

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1

Hauraki Blue

AUCKLAND 2 Glenbrook Vintage Railway

2 Rotorua

Rail Cruising Experience

Coach Cruise

NEW ZEALAND

Train

1 Tongariro National Park

Featherston

National Park

Picton

No. of Nights Stay

TranzAlpine Train

Coastal Pacific Train

Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier

2 CHRISTCHURCH

2 Mt Cook

Queenstown 2

Milford Sound

1

2 Wellington

Te Anau 1

Palmerston Seasider Train 1 Dunedin

Taieri Gorge Railway

Your Luxury Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 17 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) and 6 feature dinners (FD) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides

Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 21 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

(NRC21F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 7^.

£5,995

£7,345

Feb. 4^, 18^.

£5,995

Oct. 7^, 21. Nov. 11^, 18.

(UK£) PER PERSON (NRC16) Tour Only

16 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 10^.

£4,495

£5,795

£7,345

Feb. 7^, 21^.

£4,495

£5,795

£6,445

£8,045

Oct. 10^, 24.

£4,995

£6,395

£6,345

£7,945

Nov. 14^, 21.

£4,995

£6,395

2018

2018

Jan. 6, 13^, 20; Feb. 3^.

£6,795

£8,395

Jan. 9, 16^, 23.

£4,995

£6,395

Feb. 17^, 24.

£6,395

£7,995

Feb. 6^, 20^, 27.

£4,995

£6,395

Mar. 10.

£6,495

£8,095

Mar. 13.

£4,995

£6,395

Mar. 24.

£6,395

£7,995

Mar. 27.

£4,995

£6,395

Flight Inclusive (NRC21F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NRC16): Prices do not include international flights. Guests join Day 4 in Auckland and depart Day 19 in Christchurch. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 7 October 2017 – 27 March 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES^

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NEW ZEALAND VOYAGER 29 DAY LUXURY TOUR FEATURING 15 NIGHT COASTAL CRUISE

LUXURY TOURING The spectacular Banks Peninsula just a short drive from Christchurch

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train



Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier



Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park



Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds



Explore the stunning Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Christchurch. Day 3. Arrive Christchurch. Arrive in Christchurch and be transferred to your hotel. Then, enjoy your day at leisure. Two Night Stay: Christchurch, Rydges Latimer. Day 4. Christchurch. 25 Day (NZCRU25) guests join the tour in Christchurch today. After a free morning, head out on a city sightseeing tour before a Welcome Dinner in the evening.  B, FD Day 5. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to Arthur’s Pass. Travel by coach to Hokitika to see pounamu (jade) being carved into ornaments and jewellery. Driving along the west coast later, take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy a four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. B, FD Day 6. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery as you travel to Queenstown. Tonight, perhaps dine at Finz seafood restaurant, or take a gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant. You may prefer a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dinner at your hotel’s restaurant. Two Night Stay: Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa (or similar).B, FD

KEY FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining

Day 7. Queenstown. Set out on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity today as you discover this breathtaking region. B

Day 8. Queenstown, Mt Cook. This morning, journey north to World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park, where you can choose your activity. Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a visit to the planetarium and a stargazing session with an astronomer. Alternatively, during the summer months, board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Day 9. Lake Tekapo, Christchurch, Auckland. Travel to Lake Tekapo today, with its stunningly blue glacial waters. Here, you will pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, travel through delightful scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch airport for your afternoon flight to Auckland. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.BD Day 10. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the pioneering history of the Northland region. Continue to the Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room BD with harbour views, or similar.  Day 11. Bay of Islands. Today, discover this spectacular region with a choice of activities. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point; experience life aboard a tall ship; embark on a dolphin watching adventure; take a mini-tour of Russell; or return to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for an enriching guided tour.  B

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Day 12. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore the Bay of Islands on a dolphinwatching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the picturesque sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, and secluded bays. Return by coach to Auckland. Stay: Crowne Plaza Auckland (or similar).B, FD

Day 14. Tauranga, Rotorua. Dock in the port of Tauranga and choose to transfer to Rotorua where you can select from various optional sightseeing tours. Perhaps visit the Hobbiton Movie Set; learn about Maori culture at Maoria Marae; witness the thrilling sight of erupting geysers at Hell’s Gate Thermal Reserve; or relax and enjoy the scenery on a cruise on Lake Rotoiti. BLD

Day 13. Auckland, Embark Holland America Line Ship. Enjoy a city sights tour this morning and after, a select range of Freedom of Choice activities (time permitting). This afternoon you will say goodbye to your Tour Director as your land journey comes to an end. Arrive at Auckland Harbour to board your Holland America Line cruise ship. 15 Night Cruise: Holland America Line’s ms Noordam in a Verandah Stateroom.  BD

Day 15. Napier. Today the ship arrives in the town of Napier, known globally as ‘the art deco town’. Today’s optional shore excursions include a tour of Hawke’s Bay Wineries, or an Art Deco Highlights tour. Perhaps visit Clifton Station, a working sheep farm, then tour the Tuki Tuki Valley and Te Mata Peak where you will have panoramic views over Hawke’s Bay. Another option is a visit to the Clearview and Abbey Cellars where you can

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland

learn about the history of winemaking in the region and sample some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines at the cellar door.BLD Day 16. Wellington. Arrive in New Zealand’s capital today, famous for its botanic gardens, which feature 25 acres of ponds, sculptures and beautiful native flora on a hillside overlooking the city and harbour. Wellington is also known for its Cable Car, that runs from Kelburn hill overlooking the city, down to Lambton Quay, the main shopping street. Optional shore excursions include a Lord of the Rings tour where you will visit some of the locations featured in the famous film trilogy. Or, join a Seal Coast Safari to discover the rugged and unique beauty of the south coast in a 4WD vehicle, driving along unpaved roads and beaches to where a seal colony is situated.  BLD

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Spend 15 luxurious nights aboard the ms Noordam

Day 17. Picton. This morning your ship berths on the South Island for the very first time, in the port of Picton. Optional shore excursions today include a Sounds Seafood Cruise, or perhaps sample some of the region’s famous sauvignon blancs on a Wines of Marlborough tour. Another option is to visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum and see its stunning display of World War I aircraft. BLD

Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands

Island. Known as the Edinburgh of the south, this former gold-mining town was once New Zealand’s largest city, and its Victorian and Edwardian heritage is still proudly on display. Optional excursions today include a visit to the historic Larnach Castle or a tour of the wildlife-abundant Otago Peninsula. BLD Day 20. Fiordland National Park. As the ms Noordam skirts Fiordland National Park you will be mesmerised by the sight of towering mountains. Also look out for bottlenose and dusky dolphins, and watch the shores for Fiordland crested penguins.  BLD

Day 18. Akaroa, Christchurch. This morning the ms Noordam arrives in the port town of Akaroa, known for its historic French and English colonial architecture and vibrant cafe culture. Optional excursions on offer include a Nature Cruise around the harbour, and a Scenic Helicopter Flight to view the stunning scenery of the coast and countryside from above. You may also choose to visit the nearby city of Christchurch.BLD

Day 21. At Sea. Today the ms Noordam leaves New Zealand’s shores and heads west across the Tasman Sea. Choose to relax in your cabin or by the Lido Pool. The more energetic might spend some time in the fitness centre. BLD

Day 19. Port Chalmers, Dunedin. Today’s stop is Port Chalmers in Dunedin, at the southern end of New Zealand’s South

Day 22. At Sea. Enjoy another day at sea to spend relaxing and enjoying the facilities of your ship.  BLD

Day 23. Hobart. By the morning, your ship will have crossed the Tasman Sea and arrived in Tasmania’s capital Hobart, on the Derwent River.  BLD Day 24. At Sea. Relax aboard and enjoy a day at sea. 

BLD

Day 25. Melbourne. Having cruised Bass Strait, this morning you will be docked at Station Pier in Melbourne. Perhaps venture into the heart of the city and discover its unique cafe and arts culture. Or, on optional shore excursions you could take in the views from the Eureka Skydeck – the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere – or visit the famous Queen Victoria Market. Other options include a visit to the Dandenong Ranges or a ride on BLD the Puffing Billy steam train. Day 26. At Sea. Leave Port Phillip Bay and make your way east then north along the New South Wales coast. Perhaps spend some time before the holiday’s end relaxing in the luxurious spa. BLD Day 27. Eden. The ship will make its last port of call in the southern New South Wales fishing town of Eden. On optional excursions today, you can visit the Killer Whale Museum or learn more about the town’s seafaring past. BLD Day 28. Disembark Ship, Depart Sydney. Today your epic voyage ends as the ms Noordam enters Sydney Harbour. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 25 Day (NZCRU25) guests depart the tour at the airport.B Day 29. Arrive London.

Take a ride on Wellington’s famous Cable Car

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15

Bay of Islands 2

Holland America Line’s MS Noordam

SYDNEY Auckland

AUSTRALIA Melbourne

2

Tauranga Rotorua

Eden

NEW ZEALAND

Napier

Picton

Hobart

Wellington Arthur’s Pass Franz Josef Glacier

2

1

Coach Cruise

1

Flights (included)

CHRISTCHURCH

Akaroa Lake Tekapo

Mt Cook Port Chalmers Queenstown Dunedin 2

TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay

Your Luxury Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow

Flight from Christchurch to Auckland

15-night Holland America Line cruise in a Verandah Stateroom

Enriching Signature Experiences and

25 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L), 18 dinners (D) and 4 feature dinners (FD)

Freedom of Choice Inclusions

APT Tour Director (Days 4-13 only), plus expert local guides Overseas transfers, luggage porterage, port charges and tipping

2017 DATES & PRICES (NZCRU29F) Flight Inclusive

29 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

(UK£) PER PERSON (NZCRU25) Tour Only

25 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Oct. 25.

£7,295

£10,695

Oct. 28.

£6,095

£9,445

Nov. 24.

£6,895

£9,995

Nov. 27.

£5,795

£8,845

SUITE UPGRADES

SUITE UPGRADES

Prices are based on a Verandah Stateroom. To upgrade add:

Verandah Suite from

Prices are based on a Verandah Stateroom. To upgrade add:

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

£695

£1,390

Verandah Suite from

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

£695

£1,390

Flight Inclusive (NZCRU29F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, flight from Christchurch to Auckland, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NZCRU25): Prices do not include international flights, but do include domestic flight from Christchurch to Auckland. Guests join Day 4 in Christchurch and depart Day 28 in Sydney. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 25 October 2017 – 27 November 2017. Includes all meals as stated. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. All tours/cruises commence in Christchurch and conclude in Sydney. Please note all shore excursions during the cruise are at passengers’ own expense. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTER 14 DAY LUXURY TOUR

LUXURY TOURING Perhaps visit the Hobbiton movie set

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua



Cruise to the South Island aboard the Interislander ferry



Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train



Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier



Cruise the full length of Milford Sound



Enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner in Te Anau



Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park

Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Transfer to your hotel then set out on your selected activity. This evening, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.FD Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Heading out of Auckland you’ll make a stop at Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a guided boat ride through a grotto lit by these magical creatures, before continuing to Rotorua. This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and a lively performance of song and dance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua. B, FD Day 3. Rotorua. Enjoy the opportunity to choose from a range of Freedom of Choice activities. Perhaps experience the icons of Rotorua at the Agrodome Farm Show, then make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a working kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Alternatively, join a Hobbiton Movie Set tour for an insight into the making of the Lord of the Rings trilogy; take a drive to visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and hot springs; tour the Rotorua Museum; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.  B

KEY FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining

Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the glorious landscapes of the North Island. Gaze out over Huka Falls and the tranquil setting of Lake Taupo, then cross the volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park on your way to Wellington. Here you will choose where to dine on a Freedom of Choice Dining evening. Two Night Stay: Amora Hotel Wellington.B, FD

Day 5. Wellington. Set off on a tour taking you to the city’s best-loved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Afterwards, ride Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective as you gaze out across this spectacular coastal city. The afternoon and evening have been left free for you to enjoy discovering Wellington at your own pace. B Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and on to Picton at the tip of the South Island. Rejoin your coach and travel via the stunning landscapes of Marlborough and Kaikoura to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore.BD Day 7. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains and across the Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, you will see pounamu (jade) being skillfully carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue along the west coast to Franz Josef, where you will take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier. Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort in time for a four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. B, FD Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Enjoy a day of truly breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River on your way to Queenstown. On a Freedom of Choice Dining evening, you can choose from four restaurants in which to enjoy dinner. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. B, FD

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1 AUCKLAND Coach

2 Rotorua

Waitomo

Cruise

Taupo

TranzAlpine Train National Park

NEW ZEALAND

No. of Nights Stay

Picton Arthur’s Pass Franz Josef Glacier 1 Haast Milford Sound Te Anau 1

Kaikoura 2 CHRISTCHURCH

Lake Tekapo 1 Mt Cook

2 Queenstown 1 Dunedin

Your Luxury Holiday Includes

Day 9. Queenstown. Personalise your experience today with our range of Freedom of Choice activities. Visit sites where Lord of the Rings was filmed; enjoy a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat; take a Skippers Canyon adventure; join a river safari; set out on a winery tour; choose a 4WD experience; or join a bird walk. B

Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 13 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) and 7 feature dinners (FD) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

Day 10. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Journey along Milford Road, then cruise the full length of Milford Sound. Later, travel to the lakeside town of Te Anau where you will sample the flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland Dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.B, FD Day 11. Te Anau, Dunedin. Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east coast and this afternoon, choose your activity. Tour Larnach Castle and visit Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s beautiful railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Alternatively, tour Speight’s Brewery, visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour of the Otago Peninsula. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.BD

2 Wellington

2017/18 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (NCA14) Tour Only

14 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 10, 14, 19, 23, 28; Feb. 4, 9, 14, 21, 25.

£3,695

£4,695

Mar. 2, 11, 25; Apr. 8, 25.

£3,695

£4,695

May 15.

£3,295

£4,195

Sept. 5, 12, 26.

£3,495

£4,445

Oct. 10, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 12, 19.

£3,995

£5,195

2018

Day 12. Dunedin, Mt Cook. See the spectacular Moeraki Boulders today before entering Mt Cook National Park and selecting from a range of incredible Freedom of Choice activities here. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.  BD

Jan. 9, 23, 29; Feb. 8, 20; Mar. 1, 6, 24.

£3,995

£5,195

Apr. 10, 24.

£3,895

£5,045

July 10.

£3,795

£4,795

Sept. 11, 25.

£3,895

£5,045

Day 13. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, erected as tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Head to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner tonight. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. B, FD

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price.

Day 14. Depart Christchurch. Transfer to Christchurch airport for your onward flight. 

B

Itinerary effective 10 October 2017 – 25 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at time of booking. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED

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SOUTHERN TOURER 9 DAY LUXURY TOUR

LUXURY TOURING Travel through stunning Canterbury scenery en route to Franz Josef Glacier

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Ride on the famous TranzAlpine train



Marvel at the impressive icy contours of Franz Josef Glacier



Cruise the full length of Milford Sound



Enjoy a Taste of Fiordland Dinner in Te Anau



Discover Australasia’s highest peak in Mt Cook National Park

KEY FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining

Day 1. Arrive Christchurch. Welcome to Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers during dinner. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore.  D Day 2. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Journey through the Canterbury Plains, before travelling across the Southern Alps. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, you will enjoy the opportunity to see pounamu (jade) being carved into jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef and take in the dramatic terrain and icy surrounds of Franz Josef Glacier. Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort where you will enjoy a four-course degustation dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. B, FD Day 3. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Enjoy a day of truly breathtaking scenery as you travel along the Haast River, capturing views of the massive glacier-formed Haast River Valley. Wind your way past towering peaks, rushing waterfalls and lush rainforest. Arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’, where this evening you will choose from four tempting restaurants in which to dine. Perhaps sample the delicious fresh produce at waterside Finz seafood restaurant, or board a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant to enjoy views across Queenstown as you dine. Alternatively, you can cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw – a vintage steamboat – or dine amid the stylish surrounds of the Elements Restaurant. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. B, FD

Day 4. Queenstown. Few destinations offer as much variety, or adventure in the outdoors, as Queenstown does. With a range of Freedom of Choice activities available, you can decide how to discover this adventure-filled region. Movie buffs may like to visit key Lord of the Rings filming locations, while thrillseekers may enjoy a ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure or an exciting 4WD tour. Others may prefer a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, a wine tour or a Lakeshore Forest Walk. B Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Embark on one of the most scenic drives today as you journey along the Milford Road. Coast down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then drive through the Homer Tunnel to be met by the sight of Mitre Peak. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord. Afterwards, enjoy a picturesque drive to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. This evening, delight in the flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland Dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.B, FD Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin. Travel to the east coast and the town of Dunedin today. Known as the Edinburgh of the south, the former gold mining town was once New Zealand’s largest city thanks to an influx of miners during the gold rush. This afternoon, perhaps tour Larnach Castle and visit Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s beautiful railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway for memorable journey. Perhaps choose to tour Speight’s Brewery, visit an albatross colony, see penguins or take an off-road tour of the Otago Peninsula. The choice is all yours today. Stay: Dunedin, Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.BD

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Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train

NEW ZEALAND

National Park No. of Nights Stay

Arthur’s Pass Franz Josef Glacier 1 Haast Milford Sound Te Anau 1

Day 9. Depart Christchurch. Your journey comes to an end today as you are transferred to the airport.B

Lake Tekapo

1 Mt Cook 2 Queenstown

1 Dunedin

Your Luxury Holiday Includes

Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook. Enter the pristine and rugged Mt Cook National Park and admire the majesty of Australasia’s highest peak – known as Aoraki to the local Indigenous people. Discover this spectacular region with our exclusive Freedom of Choice inclusions. Perhaps visit the fascinating Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including a stargazing experience with an astronomer. Alternatively, you may prefer to admire dramatic Mt Cook on a guided nature walk through the national park. Another option is to board a MAC boat and get up close to icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.  BD Day 8. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. This morning you will travel by coach to Lake Tekapo. Here, you will pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built of locally gathered stone and oak and erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Continuing your journey, delight in the scenery of Burkes Pass as you make your way back to Christchurch. Reflect on your incredible New Zealand journey over a memorable Farewell Dinner this evening. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. B, FD

2 CHRISTCHURCH

Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners D) and 4 feature dinners (FD) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (NCC09) Tour Only

9 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 15, 19, 24, 28; Feb. 14; Mar. 2, 9, 30; Apr. 13, 30.

£2,495

£3,145

May 20.

£2,245

£2,795

Sept. 10, 17; Oct. 1.

£2,395

£2,995

Oct. 15, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 26; Dec. 17, 24.

£2,695

£3,495

Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 3, 13, 25; Mar. 6, 11, 29.

£2,695

£3,495

Apr. 15, 29.

£2,595

£3,345

July 15.

£2,495

£3,195

Sept. 16.

£2,595

£3,345

Sept. 30.

£2,695

£3,495

2018

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective 15 October 2017 – 30 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £300* PER COUPLE

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GREAT NORTHERNER 9 DAY LUXURY TOUR

LUXURY TOURING Enjoy a traditional Maori performance and Hangi feast in Rotorua

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds



Enjoy a dolphin watching cruise to Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock



Immerse yourself in Maori culture at a Hangi Feast in Rotorua

Day 1. Arrive Auckland. On arrival into Auckland on New Zealand’s beautiful North Island, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the opportunity to discover the city as you choose from a range of exciting sightseeing inclusions. Perhaps take a cruise on Waitemata Harbour, head off on a Waiheke Island wine tour, or explore the Auckland Museum. Alternatively, get up close to the fascinating marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium, or set off on a Wilderness Adventure into the Waitakere Rainforest. Others may prefer to take a trip to the harbourside suburb of Devonport, which offers some of the best views of the city. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.  Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Cross Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge this morning and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum for an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. Continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Maori people was signed. Here, you will also enjoy a visit to the Maori Meeting House and War Canoe. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views.  BD

KEY FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining

Day 3. Bay of Islands. Today, decide how you would like to discover this scenic region with our range of Freedom of Choice activities on offer to you. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point or experience life on the high seas aboard a resplendent tall ship. Alternatively, embark on a dolphinwatching adventure, take a mini-tour of Russell or return to the Waitangi Treaty B Grounds for a guided tour. 

Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. In these deep-sea fishing grounds, dolphins are frequently seen. Meander through the inner islands, admiring the sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, then spend some time in a secluded bay. Back at your hotel in Auckland, you will be treated to a Pacific-themed dinner with New Zealand produce. Relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travellers as you savour local flavours. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. B, FD Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an eerie glow. Discover this natural wonder on a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto, lit by thousands of glow worms. Continue to Rotorua, a centre of Maori culture and famous for its geothermal activity. This evening, immerse yourself in Maori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast and performance of song and dance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.  B, FD Day 6. Rotorua. Spend this morning on your Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps discover the icons of Rotorua at the Agrodome Farm Show, then make your way to Rainbow Springs Nature Park to see a kiwi nursery and visit the Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Or, choose to experience Middle-earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Alternatively, perhaps head to Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and hot springs, visit the Rotorua Museum, or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide.  B

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2 Bay of Islands

Coach

2 AUCKLAND

Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay

Waitomo Caves

2 Rotorua

NEW ZEALAND

Tongariro National Park

2 WELLINGTON

Your Luxury Holiday Includes

Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Today you will follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the North Island. View the Wairakei Steam Valley, then, visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across Tongariro National Park to Wellington. Tonight, choose from one of three restaurants in which to dine. Two Night Stay: Amora Hotel Wellington.B, FD Day 8. Wellington. With two nights in the New Zealand capital, you will have plenty of time to discover the city’s highlights. After breakfast, set off on a tour taking you to the city’s bestloved landmarks and sights, including New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Afterwards, ride Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, gaining a fresh perspective as you gaze out across this spectacular coastal city. The afternoon and evening have been left free for you to enjoy discovering Wellington at your own pace. You may like to head to the CBD to experience its vibrant mix of Victorian architecture, theatres, boutiques and galleries. Or, why not grab a bite to eat at one of the waterfront restaurants for a true taste of North Island eating.  B Day 9. Depart Wellington. Your journey comes to an end today as you are transferred to the airport for your return flight home.B

Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 8 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) and 3 feature dinners (FD) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (NCW09) Tour Only

9 DAY LUXURY TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 7, 11, 16, 20; Feb. 6, 22; Mar. 22; Apr. 5, 22.

£2,095

£2,745

May 12.

£1,895

£2,445

Sept. 2, 9, 23.

£1,995

£2,595

Oct. 7, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 9, 16.

£2,295

£2,995

Jan. 6, 20, 26; Feb. 5, 17, 26; Mar. 3, 21.

£2,295

£2,995

Apr. 7, 21.

£2,195

£2,845

July 7.

£2,095

£2,695

Sept. 8. 22.

£2,195

£2,845

2018

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective 7 October 2017 – 22 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £300* PER COUPLE

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NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY 19 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Absorb the serenity at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Look out for dolphins and other marine life on a Hole in the Rock cruise Visit the mesmerising glow worm caves at Waitomo Experience the vibrancy of Maori culture at a traditional Hangi Feast and performance Take a scenic cruise on the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait Unwind during a two-night stay at the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview Enjoy a full-length cruise along the magnificent Milford Sound Discover the rugged landscapes of Mt Cook National Park Stay on the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort Enjoy a dinner of fresh, local produce in Lake Tekapo

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Auckland. Day 3. Arrive Auckland. Be met on arrival into Auckland and transferred to your hotel. 15 Day (NT15) guests join the tour in Auckland today. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. Day 4. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Journey north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve. Here, a short walk from the roadside will take you to the base of a giant kauri tree, called Tãne Mahuta or ‘Lord of the Forest’, the largest and most celebrated kauri tree known to stand today. Continue to the Bay of Islands. Tonight’s special Welcome Dinner presents the chance to meet your fellow travellers. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views. B, FD Day 5. Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands providing a stunning aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. During a full day at your leisure, perhaps relax on the beach, explore the wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or set off into town.  B Day 6. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying the scenery. Continue to the Hole in the Rock, a distinctive sandstone arch formation which defines this remarkable coast. Return to Auckland by coach and relax prior to dinner. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. BD

Day 7. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Leaving Auckland after breakfast, travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide before continuing to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, and enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute. You will also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness the phenomenal natural spectacle of erupting geysers and bubbling mud pools. Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance at Te Puia tonight. Delight in the opportunity to dine and interact with locals who will enchant you with their customs and cheerful hospitality. Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua. B, FD Day 8. Rotorua. Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. The city is positioned on the Pacific Rim of Fire, and is therefore one of the world’s most active geothermal areas. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano (own expense). B

COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION On Day 8, you can experience New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 8 accommodation. Enquire for details.

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Day 9. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Farewell Rotorua and enjoy the scenery as you travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo – the largest freshwater lake in Australasia – and thundering Huka Falls. Continue south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. The evening has been left free for you to explore the vibrant dining scene independently. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you will see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce is showcased on a plate here in Wellington. Stay: Travelodge Wellington.B

Day 10. Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch. Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds. Weave through islands and admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton. Continue to Christchurch via Kaikoura. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms. BD

of Fox and Franz Josef glaciers as you travel through Westland Tai Poutini National Park. Over thousands of years, these natural wonders have created immense glacial valleys. Today, their rivers of ice can be seen cascading down through the lush rainforests. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD

Day 11. Christchurch, Fox Glacier. Absorb the rural scenery from aboard your coach before beginning the ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the Southern Alps. Be sure to keep watch for the icy crests

On Day 11, perhaps take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Depart from Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Please enquire for further details.

Keep your eyes peeled for Fox Glacier as you travel through Westland Ta Poutini National Park

TRANZALPINE TRAIN

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See the raging waters of Huka Falls

Day 12. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Travel past the rugged peaks of the Southern Alps this morning. Journey through spectacular Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu. Settle in for a two-night stay overseeing the calming blue waters of Lake Wakatipu, all the while admiring the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains. Delicious food is always on the menu in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class food scene and nightlife. This evening, during time at leisure, you may like to dine at one of the many restaurants in the town centre. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview. B Day 13. Queenstown. Queenstown is the perfect destination for adventurers and leisure seekers alike, offering endless activities to suit every traveller. With an entire day to spend as you please, you have the freedom to simply relax amid the

Enjoy the coastal ambiance of Auckland

beautiful lakeside setting or pursue your interests and choose one of Travelmarvel’s exciting optional experiences. You may wish to step aboard the 100-year-old TSS Earnslaw steamship for a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station, or perhaps take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic views over Queenstown (both at own expense). Alternatively, if you’re more of a gourmand, perhaps choose to set off into the Central Otago region independently – one of New Zealand’s foremost wine-producing areas. B Day 14. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Enter Fiordland National Park along the Milford Road, then board a boat and cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding mountains of this World Heritage-listed area. Afterwards, make your way to your hotel and enjoy dinner. Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. BD

Day 15. Te Anau, Dunedin. Today you will journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin. Enjoy a guided tour then head to the nearby hills to take an intriguing tour of Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, it is filled with magnificent antiques and offers breathtaking views. Enjoy some time at leisure before dinner this evening. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. BD Day 16. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo. See the Moeraki Boulders and visit Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook). Arrive this afternoon at your hotel, situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Tonight, dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a memorable Farewell Dinner. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort. B, FD Day 17. Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd before travelling to Christchurch. 15 Day (NT15) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport.  Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore. B Day 18. Depart Christchurch. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.  B Day 19. Arrive London.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY

Admire breathtaking Mount Cook

Why not explore Australia first. Escorted by our expert Tour Directors, you will visit the highlights across both New Zealand & Australia. See pages 56-59 for itinerary and pricing.

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2 Bay of Islands

2 AUCKLAND Coach

2 Rotorua

Waitomo

Cruise

Taupo

TranzAlpine Train (optional) National Park

NEW ZEALAND

No. of Nights Stay

Picton

Kaikoura

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

1 Wellington

2 CHRISTCHURCH

1 Lake Tekapo

Mt Cook

2 Queenstown 1 Dunedin

Te Anau 1

Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow

Immersive Insider Experiences

15 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) and 3 feature dinners (FD)

Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

plus local guides in select locations

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 19 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Travelmarvel Tour Director,

(NT19F) Flight Inclusive

(UK£) PER PERSON (NT15) Tour Only

15 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Sept. 27.

£4,245

£5,395

Jan. 6, 15, 24; Feb. 3, 7, 12, 19, 26.

£2,695

£3,495

Oct. 13, 25.

£4,245

£5,395

Mar. 3, 14, 28; Apr. 9.

£2,695

£3,495

Nov. 3, 17, 24.

£4,145

£5,295

Sept. 3, 17.

£2,595

£3,345

Dec. 15.

£4,745

£5,895

Sept. 29; Oct. 15, 27; Nov. 5, 19, 26; Dec. 17.

£2,895

£3,945

Jan. 3, 14, 24, 31.

£4,595

£5,745

Jan. 5, 16, 26; Feb. 2, 13, 25; Mar. 6, 20.

£2,895

£3,945

Feb. 11, 23; Mar. 4, 18.

£4,195

£5,345

Apr. 8.

£2,795

£3,795

Apr. 6; May 4.

£4,095

£5,195

May 6.

£2,695

£3,645

Sept. 7, 21.

£4,195

£5,295

Sept. 9, 23.

£2,795

£3,795

2018

2018

Flight Inclusive (NT19F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NT15): Prices do not include international flights. Guests join Day 3 in Auckland and depart Day 17 in Christchurch. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. Please ensure your onward flight from Christchurch departs no earlier than 5pm. Post-tour accommodation is available in Christchurch from £60 per person, twin share. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 27 September 2017 – 23 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £400* PER COUPLE

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NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY & EAST COAST ADVENTURE 33 DAY PREMIUM TOUR by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Embrace the beauty of Milford Sound fiord

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Look out for dolphins and other marine life on a Hole in the Rock cruise Visit the mesmerising glow worm caves at Waitomo Experience the vibrancy of Maori culture at a traditional Hangi Feast and performance Take a scenic cruise on the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait Unwind during a two-night stay at the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview Enjoy a full-length cruise along the magnificent Milford Sound Discover the rugged landscapes of Mt Cook National Park Stay on the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort Enjoy a dinner of fresh, local produce in Lake Tekapo Enjoy a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour Engage with native Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo Enjoy two nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island Unwind during two nights at Daydream Island Resort and Spa Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Cairns Experience two nights at the Pullman Cairns International Travel by catamaran to an exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef Take part in a traditional corroboree at Tjapukai By Night

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Auckland. Day 3. Arrive Auckland. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. 29 Day (NTTQ29) guests join the tour in Auckland today. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. Day 4. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Journey north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve and take a short walk from the roadside to see Tãne Mahuta or ‘Lord of the Forest’, the largest and most celebrated kauri tree known to stand today. Continue to the Bay of Islands and celebrate the beginning of your journey during a Welcome Dinner. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views. B, FD Day 5. Bay of Islands. Enjoy a full day at leisure to perhaps relax on a beach, explore the wilderness areas via one of the walking tracks, or set off into town.  B Day 6. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock, keeping a look out for marine life as you enjoy the spectacular ocean scenery. Return to Auckland by coach and relax before dinner. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. BD Day 7. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Discover the luminescent glow worms of Waitomo Caves before continuing to Rotorua. Pay a visit to Te Puia and then the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley to witness the erupting geysers and mud pools. Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance at Te Puia this evening. Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua. B, FD

Day 8. Rotorua. Visit one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome. Later, during your afternoon at leisure, you may like to enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano (own expense). B

COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION On Day 8, you can experience New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 8 accommodation. Enquire for details. Day 9. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Enjoy the scenery as you travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. On arrival in Wellington, the evening has been left free for you to explore the vibrant dining scene independently. Stay: Travelodge Wellington.B Day 10. Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch. Enjoy the scenery as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds. Disembark at Picton and travel to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms. BD Day 11. Christchurch, Fox Glacier. Sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the towering Southern Alps. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD

TRANZALPINE TRAIN On Day 11, perhaps take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Departing from Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the deep gorges and river valleys of the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Please enquire for further details.

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Day 12. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Today, travel between the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to Queenstown. Settle in for a two-night stay with views of towering mountains and the tranquil waters of Lake Wakatipu. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview. B Day 13. Queenstown. With today at leisure you’re able to relax or choose one of our optional experiences. Join the TSS Earnslaw for a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station or perhaps take a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for spectacular panoramic views over Queenstown (both at own expense). B

Day 14. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Follow The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park, before travelling to Milford Sound. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding mountains of this World Heritage-listed area. After, make your way to your hotel in time for dinner. Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. BD Day 15. Te Anau, Dunedin. Traverse Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin. Set off on a tour that takes in the city’s most significant landmarks, including Larnach Castle. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. BD

Perhaps enjoy a relaxing cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw during free time in Queenstown

Day 16. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo. See the Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach then stop in Oamaru. Venture into Mt Cook National Park to see, Aoraki (Mt Cook) before arriving at your accommodation on the shores of Lake Tekapo. Tonight, dine on local produce at your hotel’s restaurant. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort. B, FD Day 17. Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Head down to the shores of Lake Tekapo to visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, which overlooks the stunning waters. Later, enjoy the drive to Christchurch, where you have the evening at leisure. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore. B

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See the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House on a guided tour of the city

Day 18. Christchurch, Sydney. Board your flight to Sydney and, after an early check-in, enjoy free time to explore. Two Night Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour.B

Day 23. Noosa, Fraser Island. Enjoy a free morning, then travel north to join your cruise transfer to Fraser Island. Two Night Stay: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort.  BD

Day 19. Sydney. On a guided tour of Sydney, see landmarks such as the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy dinner as you cruise on Sydney Harbour this evening. B, FD

Day 24. Fraser Island. Set out on a half-day guided tour around Fraser Island, before time at leisure to explore this pristine island as you please. B

Day 20. Sydney, Gold Coast. Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your flight to the Gold Coast. Two Night Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel.

B

Day 21. Gold Coast. Explore the Gold Coast at your own pace.  B Day 22. Gold Coast, Noosa. Pass Brisbane before heading to the Sunshine Coast. Visit Australia Zoo, then continue north to Noosa. Stay: Sebel Noosa.BD

Day 25. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton. Transfer to Hervey Bay by ferry before rejoining your coach. Travel through sugarcane country on your way to Rockhampton. Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton. BD Day 26. Rockhampton, Daydream Island. Tour Rockhampton before travelling to Airlie Beach, where you will join a ferry through the Whitsundays. Enjoy two nights in paradise at Daydream Island Resort and Spa. Two Night Stay: Daydream Island Resort and Spa. BD

Day 27. Daydream Island. On your free day, perhaps snorkel off the beach or walk through the rainforest.

B

WHITEHAVEN BEACH EXCURSION On day 27, perhaps join a half-day tour to Whitehaven Beach. Explore the crystalclear waters and the pristine sand beaches. Please enquire for further details. Day 28. Daydream Island, Townsville, Mission Beach. Transfer by ferry to the Port of Airlie where your coach will take you to Townsville. After a city tour, travel to Mission Beach. Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach. BD Day 29. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns. Visit the Curtain Fig Tree, then board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Tonight, stay at the Pullman Cairns International. Three Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International. B Day 30. Cairns, Great Barrier Reef. Cruise to Reef Magic’s exclusive reef activity platform and spend the day on the Great Barrier Reef. Back in Cairns, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night.BL, FD Day 31. Cairns, Port Douglas. Today you will visit the picturesque town of Port Douglas, then enjoy an afternoon at leisure. 29 Day (NTTQ29) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport.  B Day 32. Depart Cairns. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B Day 33. Arrive London.

Marine life and colours abound on the Great Barrier Reef

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Coach

Outer Reef Cruise

3

TranzAlpine Train (optional)

Re ef

Mission 1 Beach

2 Bay of Islands

Flights (included)

r ie

Kuranda

Cruise

r Ba r eat Gr

CAIRNS

Wet Tropics of Queensland

2 AUCKLAND

National Park

No. of Nights Stay Townsville Airlie Beach 2 Daydream Island

QUEENSLAND

Picton

2

Hervey Bay Noosa 1

AUSTRALIA

Fox Glacier 1

1 Wellington

Kaikoura

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika

Gold Coast 2

Taupo

NEW ZEALAND

Fraser Island

Rockhampton 1

2 Rotorua

Waitomo

2 Christchurch 1 Lake Tekapo

Mt Cook Milford 2 Queenstown Sound Te Anau 1 1 Dunedin

NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney 2

Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow and flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast

Flight from Christchurch to Sydney, Immersive Insider Experiences

29 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 10 dinners (D) and 5 feature dinners (FD) Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 33 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(NTTQ33F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 4^.

£6,995

£8,595

Feb. 1^.

£6,995

Mar. 1. Sept. 27^; Oct. 25.

(UK£) PER PERSON

29 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(NTTQ29) Tour Only Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 6^.

£5,495

£7,095

£8,595

Feb. 3^.

£5,495

£7,095

£6,995

£8,595

Mar. 3.

£5,495

£7,095

£7,495

£9,745

Sept. 29^; Oct. 27.

£5,995

£8,095

2018

2018

Jan. 3^, 31^.

£7,495

£9,745

Jan. 5^; Feb. 2^.

£5,995

£8,095

Feb. 28^.

£7,495

£9,745

Mar. 2^.

£5,995

£8,095

Flight Inclusive (NTTQ33F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, flight from Christchurch to Sydney, flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NTTQ29): Prices do not include international flights, but do include domestic flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast. Guests join Day 3 in Auckland and depart Day 31 in Cairns. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 27 September 2017 – 2 March 2018. Tours outside these dates are also available but follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Please note Days 17 and 18 are unescorted. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES^

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £1,000* PER COUPLE

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NEW ZEALAND RAIL ADVENTURE 18 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Enjoy two nights in Queenstown

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Take a ride aboard the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Train Experience a unique self-drive Rail Cruise Experience the vibrancy of Maori culture at a traditional Hangi Feast and performance Travel on The Northern Explorer train  ee the South Island’s rugged S east coast on board the Coastal Pacific Train Take the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth Cruise the spectacular Milford Sound Enjoy the journey to Dunedin on the Taieri Gorge Railway Ride the Seasider Train along the Pacific coast Discover the rugged landscapes of Mt Cook National Park Stay on the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort Enjoy a dinner of fresh, local produce in Lake Tekapo

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Auckland. Day 3. Arrive Auckland. On arrival in Auckland, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 15 Day (NTR15) guests join the tour in Auckland today. This evening you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers. Two Night Stay: Rydges Auckland. FD Day 4. Auckland, Glenbrook Vintage Steam Train. Today you will travel to Glenbrook and board the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Train. This resplendent locomotive will take you on a journey through the beautiful rural Franklin countryside before stopping at the Pukeoware Depot. Reboard the train and travel back to Glenbrook before returning to Auckland by coach. Enjoy a free evening to explore as you wish. B Day 5. Auckland, Rail Cruise Experience, Rotorua. After breakfast, board your coach and head towards the Mamaku Ranges near Rotorua for a unique self-drive Rail Cruising experience. In a hybrid vehicle, you will have a front-row seat to views of the spectacular mountain ranges around you, with an audio guide to educate you on the region as well. Later in Rotorua, pay a visit to Te Puia, New Zealand’s premier cultural centre, where a tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute will reveal the region’s heritage and customs. You will also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness the natural erupting geysers and bubbling mud pools. This evening enjoy a traditional Hangi Feast which includes a stirring Maori cultural performance of song and dance. Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua.  B, FD

Day 6. Rotorua. Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. Your sightseeing here continues today with a visit to one of New Zealand’s bestloved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. The afternoon has been left free for you to discover the region independently. Voted New Zealand’s most beautiful city six times, Roturua is filled with fascinating attractions and surrounded by natural wonders, so you won’t find it difficult to fill your time. The city is situated beside the sparkling blue waters of Lake Rotorua, so you may like to take a stroll through the vibrant streets down to the foreshore, or take a dip in the mineral hot springs for a relaxing end to the day.  B Day 7. Rotorua, The Northern Explorer Train, Wellington. This morning, travel by coach to Otorohanga then board The Northern Explorer Train for a captivating journey past a variety of different landscapes including rolling green countryside and the captivating volcanic plateau within Tongariro National Park. You’ll see quaint country towns dotted along the coast and marvel at three snow-capped volcanic peaks jutting out of thick beech forests. Continue through to the small town of Ohakune where a coach will be waiting to take you to Wellington. Enjoy dinner with your group tonight. Two Night Stay: Travelodge Wellington. BD Day 8. Wellington. This morning, set off on a sightseeing tour of the city’s best-loved sights, including New Zealand’s national museum – Te Papa Tongarewa. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore as you please. B

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Day 9. Wellington, Picton, Coastal Pacific Train, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise from Wellington Harbour across the Cook Strait and through the natural beauty of the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. Here, you will board the Coastal Pacific Train and enjoy a thrilling journey past the picturesque landscapes of the South Island’s rugged east coast with sensational views to keep you company along the way. Arrive in Kaikoura and reboard your coach to travel to the South Island’s largest city, Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms. BD

Day 10. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Fox Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for what is considered one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Cross the rolling green countryside of the Canterbury Plains and enjoy exciting views out over deep gorges. Follow alongside the Waimakariri River and travel across the magnificent Southern Alps within Arthur’s Pass National Park. Disembark the train at Greymouth and travel by coach to Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. Tonight you will stay close to Fox Glacier and enjoy dinner at your hotel. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD

Journey through the South Island’s enchanting east coast aboard the Coastal Pacific Train

Day 11. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Enjoy a day of truly beautiful scenery as you wind your way from Fox Glacier through unspoiled countryside to the alpine town of Queenstown. Known as the country’s ‘adventure capital’, there is no shortage of activities available to you during your two-night stay. And within close proximity to premier wine-growing regions, it is also renowned for its world-class culinary scene, which you may like to discover on your free evening. Alternatively, spend the night simply relaxing amid the comfortable surrounds of your hotel. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel & B Apartments Queenstown Lakeview.

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With some free time, perhaps see the geothermal pools in Rotorua

Beautiful architecture at Dunedin Railway Station

Day 12. Queenstown. Today, during time at leisure, you have the freedom to relax or choose one of Travelmarvel’s exciting optional experiences (own expense). The Shotover Jet Boat Ride is a popular choice, or perhaps take a walk along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. B

on the shores of Lake Tekapo. This evening, dine at your hotel’s restaurant. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort. BD

Day 13. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. After breakfast, follow along the base of The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu into Fiordland National Park. Journey along the Milford Road to Milford Sound where you’ll board a boat and cruise the full length of the famous fiord. Stay: Kingsgate Te Anau. BD Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin. This morning, you will travel through the spectacular Southland countryside to Pukerangi where you will board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Aboard one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, you will traverse

through tunnels and over bridges as you make your way through incredible landscapes of the world-famous Central Otago wine region, to the town of Dunedin. Known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, Dunedin was planned in Scotland and still maintains its grand Victorian heritage. Spend one night in the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. BD Day 15. Dunedin, Seasider Train, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo. This morning, board the Seasider Train for a journey along the edge of the Otago Harbour before climbing the gentle slopes of Port Chalmers and along the pacific coast. Disembark at Palmerston and rejoin the coach to continue to Oamaru and northwards to view the unusual Moeraki Boulders. Later, journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the alpine scenery. Arrive this afternoon at your hotel, situated

Enjoy the landscapes of the Central Otago wine region aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway

Day 16. Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Today visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, built of locally gathered stone and oak. Later, head back to Christchurch where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore. B, FD Day 17. Depart Christchurch. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 15 Day (NTR15) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport.B Day 18. Arrive London.

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AUCKLAND 2

Rotorua Rail Cruise

Glenbrook Vintage Railway

2 Rotorua

Otorohanga

Coach

Northern Explorer Train Ohakune

Cruise

NEW ZEALAND

Train National Park

Picton

No. of Nights Stay

TranzAlpine Train Greymouth Fox Glacier 1 Queenstown Milford Sound

2 1

Te Anau Pukerangi

2 Wellington

Coastal Pacific Train Kaikoura 2 CHRISTCHURCH

Lake Tekapo Mt Cook Oamaru Palmerston Seasider Train 1 Dunedin Taieri Gorge Railway 1

Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow Immersive Insider Experiences

14 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) and 3 feature dinners (FD)

Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 18 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(NTR18F) Flight Inclusive

(UK£) PER PERSON (NTR15) Tour Only

15 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Oct. 6^.

£4,945

£5,945

Oct. 8^.

£3,695

£4,695

Nov. 3, 17^.

£4,845

£5,845

Nov. 5, 19^.

£3,695

£4,695

2018

2018

Jan. 19.

£5,295

£6,295

Jan. 21.

£3,695

£4,695

Feb. 9.

£4,895

£5,895

Feb. 11.

£3,695

£4,695

Mar. 9.

£4,895

£5,895

Mar. 11.

£3,695

£4,695

Flight Inclusive (NTR18F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NTR15): Prices do not include international flights. Guests join Day 3 in Auckland and depart Day 17 in Christchurch. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective from 6 October 2017 – 11 March 2018. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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NEW ZEALAND NAVIGATOR 29 DAY PREMIUM TOUR FEATURING 15 NIGHT COASTAL CRUISE

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Dock at Tauranga during your Holland America Line Cruise

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Discover the rugged landscapes of Mt Cook National Park Stay on the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort Look out for dolphins and other marine life on a Hole in the Rock cruise

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Christchurch. Day 3. Arrive Christchurch. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel before time at leisure. Two Night Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms. Day 4. Christchurch. 25 Day (NTCRU25) guests join the tour in Christchurch today. Enjoy a morning to yourself before a city sights tour. Tonight, attend a Welcome Dinner.  B, FD Day 5. Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier. Absorb the rural scenery from aboard your coach before beginning the ascent into the Main Divide. Then, sit back and enjoy the vistas as you journey through the towering Southern Alps. Continue along the coast to Westland Tai Poutini National Park and see Franz Josef Glacier. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD

TRANZALPINE TRAIN On Day 5, perhaps take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Departing from Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the deep gorges and river valleys of the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Please enquire for further details. Day 6. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Travel through the Southern Alps and spectacular Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview or similar.B

Day 7. Queenstown. Queenstown is perfect for adventurers and leisure-seekers alike. Today, during time at leisure, you have the freedom to simply relax or choose one of Travelmarvel’s exciting optional experiences. These include a relaxing cruise to Walter Peak Station, a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views over Queenstown, or a thrilling Shotover Jet Boat ride for a different perspective on Queenstown (all at own expense).B Day 8. Queenstown, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo. This morning, journey into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Mt Cook, before travelling on to Lake Tekapo, a picturesque town in the heart of the spectacular Mackenzie district, famous for its bright blue lake. Arrive at your hotel, situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo and enjoy a special dinner showcasing the local produce. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort. BD Day 9. Lake Tekapo, Christchurch, Auckland. Head to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the shores of Lake Tekapo, and appreciate this spectacular setting. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the region and the azure waters of the lake. Later, travel to Christchurch airport for your afternoon flight to Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island. Stay: Rydges Auckland. B Day 10. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Journey north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve. Here, a short walk from the roadside will take you to the base of a giant kauri tree, called Tãne Mahuta or ‘Lord of the Forest’. Continue to the Bay of Islands. Two Nights Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands.  BD

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Day 11. Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands providing a stunning aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic subtropical surrounds as you wish. B

Day 13. Auckland, Embark Holland America Line Ship. Enjoy a city sights tour, then transfer to the harbour this afternoon to be welcomed aboard your Holland America Line ship. 15 Night Cruise: Holland America Line’s ms Noordam in an Ocean View Stateroom.BD

Day 12. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise around the Bay of Islands to Cape Brett. Keep a look out for wildlife and cruise through the Hole in the Rock. Later, return to Auckland and enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at the hotel tonight as your land journey comes to an end. Stay: Rydges Auckland. B, FD

Day 14. Tauranga, Rotorua. Arrive in Tauranga and transfer to Rotorua where you can select from a number of optional shore excursions. Visit the Hobbiton Movie set, learn about Maori culture at Maoria Marae, a traditional Maori meeting place, or see the geysers at Hell’s Gate Thermal Reserve. Others may prefer to enjoy a cruise on Lake Rotoiti.  BLD

Cruise in comfort aboard your Holland America Line ship

Day 15. Napier. This morning the ms Noordam arrives in the port of Napier in Hawke’s Bay. Known as the ‘art deco city’, Napier is famous for both its architecture, and as a centre for gourmet food and wine. You can learn more about this on an optional Art Deco Highlights tour, or perhaps you may choose to take a tour of Hawke’s Bay Wineries. Other optional shore excursions include a visit to a working sheep farm and a tour of the Tuki Tuki Valley and Te Mata Peak. Another possibility is a visit to the Clearview and Abbey Cellars where you can learn about the history of winemaking in the region and sample some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines at the cellar door. BLD

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Perhaps cruise around the habour of Akaroa

Day 16. Wellington. This morning your ship will drop anchor in Wellington, New Zealand’s beautiful capital. Today’s optional shore excursions include a Lord of the Rings tour where you will visit some of the locations featured in the famous film trilogy. Or a Seal Coast Safari to discover the rugged beauty of the south coast in a 4WD vehicle, driving along unpaved roads and beaches to where a large seal colony is situated.  BLD Day 17. Picton. Overnight your ship has crossed the Cook Strait and is now in the much colder waters of the South Island. You may choose to disembark in the port of Picton which is the gateway to New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wine-growing region. Today’s optional shore excursions include a spectacular Sounds Seafood Cruise or a Wines of Marlborough tour, showcasing the renowned wines of the region. Another option is to visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum. BLD

Choose to tour the beautiful Otago Peninsula

Day 18. Akaroa, Christchurch. Dock at the port town of Akaroa, gateway to Christchurch. Your optional shore excursions include a city tour of Christchurch, a Nature Cruise around the natural harbour of Akaroa, or a Scenic Helicopter Flight.  BLD

Day 23. Hobart. Upon arrival in Tasmania’s capital Hobart, you may wish to visit the Museum of Old and New Art, explore the city centre, or perhaps take a tour down to Port Arthur to learn about Tasmania’s convict past. BLD

Day 19. Port Chalmers, Dunedin. Perhaps disembark today in Port Chalmers for a scenic coach transfer to the city of Dunedin. Other optional excursions today include a visit to Larnach Castle, or a tour BLD of the beautiful Otago Peninsula.

Day 24. At Sea. Relax aboard your ship today and enjoy another day at sea. BLD

Day 20. Fiordland National Park. Today our ship enters the glacial-fed waters around Fiordland National Park.  BLD Day 21. At Sea. Say goodbye to the Land of the Long White Cloud today as you leave New Zealand’s shores and head across the Tasman Sea. B  LD Day 22. At Sea. Relax and enjoy the facilities of the ms Noordam as you cruise to Australia.

BLD

Day 25. Melbourne. Today you will arrive in Melbourne. Perhaps head into the city to explore and take in the views from the Eureka Skydeck, or visit the famous Queen Victoria Market. Other options include a visit to the Dandenong Ranges or a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train. BLD Day 26. At Sea. The ms Noordam has left Port Phillip Bay and will make its way east then north along the New South Wales coast. Perhaps spend some time before the holiday’s end relaxing in the ship’s luxurious spa. BLD Day 27. Eden. Arrive in the southern New South Wales fishing town of Eden. Perhaps visit the Killer Whale Museum or learn more about the town’s seafaring past including its whaling industry and its many shipwrecks. BLD Day 28. Disembark Ship, Depart Sydney. Today your epic voyage ends as the ms Noordam berths at Sydney Harbour. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 25 Day (NTCRU25) guests depart the tour at the airport. B Day 29. Arrive London.

You might like to tour the Marlborough wine region

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15

Bay of Islands 2

Holland America Line’s MS Noordam

SYDNEY Auckland

AUSTRALIA Eden Melbourne

2

Tauranga Rotorua NEW ZEALAND

Napier

Picton

Hobart

Wellington Arthur’s Pass Fox Glacier

Coach Cruise

2 1

CHRISTCHURCH Akaroa

1 Lake Tekapo

Mt Cook

Flight (included)

2

TranzAlpine Train (optional)

Queenstown Dunedin

National Park No. of Nights Stay

Port Chalmers

Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow

Flight from Christchurch to Auckland

15-night Holland America Line cruise in an Ocean View Stateroom

Immersive Insider Experiences

25 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L), 18 dinners (D) and 2 feature dinners (FD) Travelmarvel Tour Director (Days 4-13 only), plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage, port charges and tipping

2017 DATES & PRICES (NTCRU29F) Flight Inclusive

29 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Oct. 25.

£5,595

£7,645

Nov. 24.

£5,295

£7,145

(UK£) PER PERSON

2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Oct. 28.

£4,395

£6,395

Nov. 27.

£4,195

£5,995

SUITE UPGRADES

SUITE UPGRADES

Prices are based on an Ocean View Stateroom. To upgrade add:

Verandah Stateroom from

(NTCRU25) Tour Only

25 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

Prices are based on an Ocean View Stateroom. To upgrade add:

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

£210

£775

Verandah Stateroom from

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

£210

£775

Flight Inclusive (NTCRU29F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, flight from Christchurch to Auckland, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (NTCRU25): Prices do not include international flights, but do include domestic flight from Christchurch to Auckland. Guests join Day 4 in Christchurch and depart Day 28 in Sydney. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective from 25 October 2017 – 27 November 2017. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. All tours/cruises commence in Christchurch and conclude in Sydney. Please note all shore excursions during the cruise are at passengers’ own expense. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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SOUTHERN ESCAPE 8 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Queenstown’s beautiful waterfront

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Unwind during a two-night stay at the Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview Enjoy a full-length cruise along the magnificent Milford Sound Discover the rugged landscapes of Mt Cook National Park Stay on the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort Enjoy a dinner of fresh, local produce in Lake Tekapo

Day 1. Arrive Christchurch. On arrival into Christchurch airport you will be met by a Travelmavel Representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travellers. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms. D Day 2. Christchurch, Fox Glacier. Enjoy the picturesque drive through the Southern Alps to Westland Tai Poutini National Park, home to the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers as well as spectacular lakes and rainforests. Travel along the west coast to enjoy views of both glaciers. Over thousands of years, these remarkable natural wonders have created immense glacial valleys. Tonight you will stay close to Fox Glacier. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD

TRANZALPINE TRAIN On Day 2, perhaps take one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys aboard the TranzAlpine train. Departing from Christchurch, cross the Canterbury Plains and traverse the deep gorges and river valleys of the Southern Alps to Arthur’s Pass. Please enquire for further details. Day 3. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Today you will travel past the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps, through Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the alpine resort of Queenstown. Settle in for a two-night stay with the dramatic backdrop of towering mountains overseeing Lake Wakatipu. Delicious food is always on the menu here in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class culinary scene. During time at leisure, perhaps enjoy one of the many local restaurants in town. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview. B

Day 4. Queenstown. Queenstown is perfect for adventurers and leisure-seekers alike with almost endless activities on offer in and around the town. Today, during time at leisure, you have the freedom to choose one of Travelmarvel’s optional experiences. You may wish to join the TSS Earnslaw for a cruise to Walter Peak Station, offering an insight into farming life in New Zealand’s high country. Or, perhaps take a gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak for panoramic views over Queenstown (both at own expense). B Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. This morning after breakfast, skirt The Remarkables mountain range, tracing the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland National Park and beyond to Milford Sound. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls, dense rainforest, sheer cliffs and the surrounding mountains of this World Heritage-listed area. Carved by ancient glaciers during the ice ages, today Milford Sound is widely regarded as one of the most incredible natural wilderness areas on Earth. Afterwards, continue by coach to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. After time to settle in to your hotel, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. BD Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin. Leaving the Fiordland region, today you’ll journey through rolling Southland countryside before arriving in Dunedin. Enjoy a tour taking in the city’s most significant landmarks and learn of its rich history. Later, head to the nearby hills to take an intriguing tour of Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Steeped in scandal and tragedy, filled with magnificent antiques and offering breathtaking views, Larnach Castle provides

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Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train (optional)

NEW ZEALAND

National Park No. of Nights Stay

Arthur’s Pass Hokitika

1 CHRISTCHURCH

Fox Glacier 1

1 Lake Tekapo Mt Cook

Milford Sound Te Anau 1

Day 8. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch. Your final day in New Zealand begins with a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo. Enjoy the pristine natural beauty and the azure waters of the lake, with the backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Your journey then concludes on arrival at Christchurch Airport.B

1 Dunedin

Your Premium Holiday Includes

a memorable holiday highlight. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore the town as you please, before dining with your fellow travellers in the evening. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. BD Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo. Journey along the east coast to see the Moeraki Boulders. These large spherical stones were formed more than 60 million years ago and can be found along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. Continue to Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, en route to Lake Tekapo, journey into Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the sublime alpine scenery. Arrive at your wonderful hotel, Peppers Bluewater Resort, situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo. This evening, dine on fresh local produce at your hotel’s restaurant during a memorable Farewell Dinner. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort. B, FD

2 Queenstown

Immersive Insider Experiences 7 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) and 1 feature dinner (FD) Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (NTCC8) Tour Only

8 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 13, 22, 31; Feb. 10, 14, 19, 26.

£1,495

£2,045

Mar. 5, 10, 21; Apr. 4, 16.

£1,495

£2,045

Sept. 10, 24.

£1,445

£1,945

Oct. 6, 22; Nov. 3, 12, 26; Dec. 3, 24.

£1,695

£2,295

Jan. 12, 23; Feb. 2, 9, 20; Mar. 4, 13, 27.

£1,695

£2,295

Apr. 15.

£1,645

£2,195

May 13.

£1,595

£2,095

Sept. 16, 30.

£1,645

£2,195

2018

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective 6 October 2017 – 30 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. This itinerary forms part of the New Zealand Getaway featured on pages 52-55. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. Please ensure your onward flight from Christchurch departs no earlier than 5pm. Post-tour accommodation is available in Christchurch from £60 per person, twin share. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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NORTHERN EXPLORER 8 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Cruise to the fabled Hole in the Rock

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Look out for dolphins and other marine life on a Hole in the Rock cruise Visit the mesmerising glow worm caves at Waitomo Experience the vibrancy of Maori culture at a traditional Hangi Feast and performance

Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Upon arrival in Auckland, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands. After breakfast this morning, travel north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve – one of New Zealand’s most famous kauri forests. Here, you will take a short walk to the base of a giant kauri tree, called Tãne Mahuta or ‘Lord of the Forest’, the largest and most celebrated kauri tree known to stand today. Unique to New Zealand, local Maori people considered these giant trees to be the kings of New Zealand’s forests, while European’s used the wood to construct sturdy spars for their ships, resulting in a rapid decline of the native forests. Today, this forest is heavily protected and new saplings are continuously planted. Later, continue further north to the stunning Bay of Islands, an area that symbolises the birthplace of the nation as the site of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. After settling in to your hotel, enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with garden views. B, FD Day 3. Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is home to 144 islands providing a beautiful aquatic playground off the north coast of the North Island. Today, after breakfast, you will enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic subtropical surrounds, said to have some of the bluest skies in the world. You might like to spend some of the day relaxing on one of the pristine beaches or exploring the lush wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks. In the main town of Paihia, weatherboard shops line the peaceful waterfront promenade and a smattering of

white boats bob up and down on the harbour. Known as the ‘Jewel of the Bay of Islands’, this is the gateway to the region’s beaches and islets, and the perfect base from which to explore.  B Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out while enjoying the remarkable scenery. Onwards lies pristine Motukokako Island, home of the fabled Hole in the Rock. The area is not only spectacular but also a place of significant cultural importance, entwined with early Maori history. When the tide is right, boats can sail right through the narrow 18-metre-high hole, just as local warriors would once do before heading into battle. Afterwards, return to Auckland by coach and enjoy dinner. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. BD Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glow worm caves where thousands of tiny luminescent creatures radiate an unmistakable glow. Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide before continuing to the geothermal capital of New Zealand, Rotorua. At Te Puia – New Zealand’s premier cultural centre – enjoy a guided tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, during which you will see the incredible Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness geysers erupt and mud pools bubble. Later, enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast with performances of song and dance. Delight in the opportunity to dine and interact with locals who will enchant you with their customs and cheerful hospitality. Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua. B, FD

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2 Bay of Islands

Coach

2 AUCKLAND

Cruise National Park No. of Nights Stay

Waitomo Caves

2 Rotorua

Taupo NEW ZEALAND

1 WELLINGTON

Your Premium Holiday Includes

Day 6. Rotorua. Rotorua captures the essence of New Zealand with its geothermal geysers, fascinating Maori culture and rich heritage. The city is positioned on the Pacific Rim of Fire, and is therefore one of the world’s most active geothermal areas. Your sightseeing continues with a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional helicopter flight for views over the active White Island volcano (own expense). B Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Departing Rotorua, travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway through a region abundant with geothermal activity, crystal-clear lakes, natural spas and rich Maori culture. Stop on the shores of Lake Taupo – the largest freshwater lake in Australasia – and marvel at thundering Huka Falls with its striking blue water. Continue south across the vast volcanic plateau of World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park and on to Wellington for an overnight stay. Stay: Travelodge Wellington.B Day 8. Depart Wellington. Transfer to the airport this morning.B

Immersive Insider Experiences 7 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) and 2 feature dinners (FD) Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (NTAW8) Tour Only

8 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 6, 15, 24; Feb. 3, 7, 12, 19, 26.

£1,395

£1,845

Mar. 3, 14, 28; Apr. 9.

£1,395

£1,845

Sept. 3, 17.

£1,345

£1,745

Sept. 29; Oct. 15, 27; Nov. 5, 19, 26; Dec. 17.

£1,595

£2,195

Jan. 5, 16, 26; Feb. 2, 13, 25.

£1,595

£2,195

Mar. 6, 20.

£1,595

£2,195

Apr. 8.

£1,545

£2,095

May 6.

£1,495

£1,995

Sept. 9, 23.

£1,545

£2,095

2018

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective 29 September 2017 – 23 September 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. This itinerary forms part of the New Zealand Getaway featured on pages 52-55. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

ALL DEPARTURES GUARANTEED

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AUSTRALIA Vibrant cities, incredible landscapes and memorable landmarks are on show across this boundless island nation. From the Outback to tropical rainforests and miles of unspoiled beaches, Australia’s landscapes are wonderfully diverse. It is a vibrant and friendly country with a rich multicultural heritage, and the stunning contrast of cities and remote wilderness is enhanced by the superb food and wine. Witness some of the world’s most picture-perfect panoramas in an everchanging landscape and discover Australia’s Indigenous population, with their inherent values that are characterised by a reverence for the land. Experience life on tropical islands and gain an insight into a prosperous nation with visits to famous cities. Glorious natural wilderness areas provide ample opportunities for wildlife encounters – and not just on the land. Below the surface of the Great Barrier Reef lies a bustling centre of colourful marine life just waiting to be discovered.

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EAST COAST ADVENTURE – 17 DAYS

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GRAND AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY – 21 DAYS

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GRAND TASMAN – 10 DAYS

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WEST COAST ADVENTURE – 18 DAYS

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DISCOVER AUSTRALIA 20 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Begin your journey in the stunning city of Perth

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Cruise the picturesque Swan River between Perth and Fremantle Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air Enjoy a glass of wine as you witness the sunset over Uluru Take in a majestic sunrise over Uluru followed by a guided tour Experience two nights at the Pullman Cairns International Travel by catamaran to an exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef Soak in the lush setting of Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas Enjoy four nights at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney Set off on a leisurely sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour, taking you past the city’s famous icons Indulge in a traditional fish ‘n’ chip dinner on Bondi Beach

Day 1. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Perth. Day 2. Arrive Perth, Fremantle. Upon arrival into Perth Airport this afternoon, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Fremantle. After your flight from the UK, you will appreciate time to settle in to your room. A free evening also gives you the opportunity to explore the local dining scene at your leisure. The waterfront area is a popular and atmospheric place to dine. With a three-night stay in Fremantle, you will have plenty of time to ease into holiday mode as you get acquainted with quintessential ‘Aussie’ hospitality here in Western Australia. 18 Day (TMUK18) guests join the tour in Perth today. Three Night Stay: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges.  Day 3. Perth. This morning, following a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will travel by coach into the city of Perth, the sunblessed capital of Western Australia. During a fascinating guided sightseeing tour, discover some of the city’s many and varied highlights, including the untouched bushland, Botanic Gardens and lovely walkways of the beautiful Kings Park, which overlook the city. Later, return to Fremantle on a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Swan River. Located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle is famous for its wonderfully idyllic beaches, as well as its well-preserved colonial architecture. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner later this evening, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet your Travelmarvel Tour Director and get to know your fellow travellers as anticipation builds for the trip ahead.  B, FD

Day 4. Fremantle. Enjoy the day at leisure to further explore this beautiful coastal port city independently. Perhaps visit the fascinating Western Australian Maritime Museum; explore the numerous historic buildings on a stroll around the harbour; or discover the vibrant atmosphere of the fast-paced Fremantle Markets. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the two exciting optional experiences available. On the first, take a cruise to the historic Swan Valley wine region and enjoy a tasting of some premium local wines. Or perhaps spend the day on beautiful Rottnest Island – Western Australia’s premier island destination (both at own expense).  B Day 5. Fremantle, Perth, Alice Springs. Leaving Fremantle following breakfast this morning, transfer back to Perth Airport for the flight to the red heart of Australia, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges, this iconic Outback town is the geographical centre of Australia made famous by its rich pioneering history and enchanting ancient Indigenous culture. A major hub in Australia’s red centre, Alice Springs also acts as the main access point for Uluru. Two Night Stay: Chifley Alice Springs Resort.  B Day 6. Alice Springs. Early this morning, you may like to take an awe-inspiring balloon flight over the desert at sunrise (own expense), before joining the rest of the group to enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. After some time at leisure, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air this afternoon. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride (own expense).  B

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Day 7. Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluru. The Australian Outback comes to life today as you travel through rugged landscapes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit the rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge, then enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over Uluru. Tonight, you can join a unique Optional Experience – the Sounds of Silence Dinner – where you will dine on Australian fare whilst seated under the desert stars (own expense). Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel. B Day 8. Uluru, Cairns. Marvel at the magnificent sunrise over Uluru and take a guided tour around the base of this famous monolith, viewing ancient caves and Indigenous rock art sites. Then, you will enjoy a dramatic change of scenery as you fly from the heart of Australia’s Red

Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Swan River

Centre to the sparkling blue waters and lush green rainforests of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Enjoy a two-night escape at the Pullman Cairns International in a stylish room with mountain views. After time to settle in, the evening is yours at leisure. Two Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International.  B Day 9. Cairns, Great Barrier Reef. Experience a real holiday highlight today as you cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef, where you will enjoy five hours to experience the colourful coral and marine life. Here you can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, join a guided tour on the semi-submersible or glass-bottom boat, or simply relax on the spacious sun deck. A delicious lunch

featuring local specialties will be served on board. On return to the Cairns late this afternoon, enjoy the evening at leisure.  BL Day 10. Cairns, Port Douglas. Farewell Cairns this morning and take a short drive north to Port Douglas. This patch of paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, and a popular holiday destination. Relax in the open spaces and lush gardens of Peppers Beach Club.  Two Night Stay: Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club. B Day 11. Port Douglas. Today is yours to relax. Perhaps explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park, home to the world’s oldest living rainforest, or ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda (both at own expense). B

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See the eclectic assortment of coral on the Great Barrier Reef

Day 14. Melbourne. With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; discover the coastal scenery, native flora and intriguing towns along the Great Ocean Road; witness the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island; or enjoy dinner aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar B Restaurant (all at own expense). 

UPGRADE YOUR STAY IN PORT DOUGLAS Upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite at Peppers Beach Club for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Two nights from £30 per person, twin share. Day 12. Port Douglas, Cairns, Melbourne. Return to Cairns and fly to Melbourne, with its cutting-edge designs, heritage architecture and village-like suburbs. Three Night Stay: Rydges Melbourne.

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Day 13. Melbourne. Explore the vibrant city of Melbourne on a guided tour, then venture out to the Yarra Valley wine region where lunch awaits amid the vine-covered countryside. Enjoy a free evening back in the city centre tonight. BL

Day 15. Melbourne, Sydney. Enjoy one last morning to take in the sights of Melbourne at your leisure before flying to Sydney. Transfer to your hotel, which is located just a short stroll from Circular Quay. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this glamorous city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Four Night Stay: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney.  B

See the striking Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

UPGRADE YOUR STAY IN SYDNEY Upgrade to a Deluxe King Corner Room at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney in the heart of the city. Four nights from £60 per person, twin share. Day 16. Sydney. Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. During the day you will take to the water for a relaxing cruise on the picturesque Sydney Harbour. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre. Your day culminates with a traditional fish ‘n’ chip dinner on Bondi Beach tonight. B, FD Day 17. Sydney. On your free day, perhaps head to the Blue Mountains National Park, or explore the Hunter Valley (both at own expense).  B Day 18. Sydney. Appreciate a further day at leisure, or join one of our optional experiences. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Sydney’s coast aboard a seaplane or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge (both at own expense). This evening, enjoy a Farewell Drink and Dinner.  B, FD Day 19. Depart Sydney. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 18 Day (TMUK18) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport. B Day 20. Arrive London.

Keep watch for colourful birds, like the rainbow lorikeet

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Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow Immersive Insider Experiences

All flights within Australia

17 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 3 feature dinners (FD)

Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 20 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(TMUK20F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 24; Feb. 7, 16.

£5,395

£6,795

Mar. 21.

£5,195

Sept. 26. Oct. 24; Nov. 14.

(UK£) PER PERSON (TMUK18) Tour Only

18 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 25; Feb. 8, 17.

£3,195

£4,595

£6,595

Mar. 22.

£3,195

£4,595

£5,445

£7,145

Sept. 27.

£3,595

£5,295

£5,195

£6,895

Oct. 25; Nov. 15.

£3,595

£5,295

2018

2018

Jan. 23.

£5,545

£7,245

Jan. 24.

£3,595

£5,295

Feb. 6.

£5,495

£7,195

Feb. 7, 21.

£3,595

£5,295

Feb. 20; Mar. 8.

£5,245

£6,945

Mar. 9.

£3,595

£5,295

Flight Inclusive (TMUK20F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, all flights within Australia, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (TMUK18): Prices do not include international or domestic flights. Guests join Day 2 in Perth and depart Day 19 in Sydney. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 26 September 2017 – 9 March 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. All dates for this itinerary are guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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DISCOVER AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 36 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Watch Uluru change colour at sunset

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Cruise the picturesque Swan River between Perth and Fremantle Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air Enjoy a glass of wine as you witness the sunset over Uluru Take in a majestic sunrise over Uluru followed by a guided tour Experience two nights at the Pullman Cairns International Travel by catamaran to an exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef Soak in the lush setting of Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas Enjoy four nights at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney Set off on a leisurely sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour Indulge in a traditional fish ‘n’ chip dinner on Bondi Beach Look out for dolphins on a magical Hole in the Rock cruise Visit the glow worm caves at Waitomo Experience Maori culture at a Hangi Feast and performance Take a scenic cruise on the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait Enjoy a full-length cruise along the magnificent Milford Sound Admire the snow-capped peaks of Mt Cook National Park Stay on the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort Enjoy a dinner of fresh, local produce in Lake Tekapo

Day 1. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Perth. Day 2. Arrive Perth, Fremantle. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Fremantle. 33 Day (TMUKNT33) guests join the tour in Perth today. Three Night Stay: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges. Day 3. Perth. Head to Western Australia’s capital, Perth, and enjoy a sightseeing tour. Return to Fremantle on a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Swan River. Then, enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight and get to know your fellow travellers.  B, FD Day 4. Fremantle. Enjoy the day to relax or further explore as you wish. Perhaps join one of our available optional experiences: take a cruise to the historic Swan Valley wine region and enjoy a tasting; or spend the day on Rottnest Island (both at own expense). B Day 5. Fremantle, Perth, Alice Springs. Fly to Alice Springs in the heart of the Red Centre after breakfast this morning. Two Night Stay: Chifley Alice Springs Resort. 

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Day 6. Alice Springs. Enjoy views of the town and the surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill. Later, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air.  B Day 7. Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluru. Visit the rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge. Tonight, enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel.  B

Day 8. Uluru, Cairns. Watch the sunrise over Uluru then take a tour around the base. Later, enjoy a dramatic change of scenery as you fly to the sparkling blue waters and lush green rainforests of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Enjoy a two-night escape at the Pullman Cairns International in a stylish room with mountain views. Two Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International.B Day 9. Cairns, Great Barrier Reef. Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform and spend five hours on the Great Barrier Reef. While you’re here, snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, join a tour on the semisubmersible or glass-bottom boat, or relax on the spacious sun deck, before enjoying a lunch of local specialities on board.  BL Day 10. Cairns, Port Douglas. After a morning at leisure, drive an hour north to Port Douglas. This patch of paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritagelisted Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Relax in the open spaces and lush gardens of Peppers Beach Club.  Two Night Stay: Port Douglas, B Peppers Beach Club. Day 11. Port Douglas. With a free day, you have ample time to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds.

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Day 12. Port Douglas, Melbourne. Fly from Cairns to the city of Melbourne. Three Night Stay: Rydges Melbourne.

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Day 13. Melbourne. Explore the city’s highlights on a tour and venture outside of the city to the renowned Yarra Valley wine region where lunch awaits amid the vine-covered countryside.  BL

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Day 14. Melbourne. With a free day in Melbourne, you may wish to take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; discover the coastal scenery, native flora and fauna, and towns along the Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour; see the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island; or enjoy a dinner aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense).  B Day 15. Melbourne, Sydney. Fly from Melbourne to Sydney today. Transfer to your hotel, located just steps from Sydney’s Circular Quay. Four Night Stay: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney. 

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Day 16. Sydney. As part of today’s city your, cruise Sydney Harbour and enjoy a tour through the Sydney Opera House. Delight in a fish ‘n’ chip dinner on Bondi Beach tonight.  B, FD Day 17. Sydney. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore as you choose. Alternatively, you may like to head to the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains National Park, or savour fine wines and explore the stunning gardens of the Hunter Valley B (both at own expense).  Day 18. Sydney. Appreciate a further day at leisure, or perhaps join one of our optional

Discover why Melbourne is the world’s most livable city

experiences. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Sydney’s famous coast and waterways aboard a seaplane, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to discover the scale and grandeur of this inspiring global icon (both at own expense). This evening enjoy a special dinner.  B, FD Day 19. Sydney, Auckland. Farewell Australia today as you fly to New Zealand’s cosmopolitan capital city, Auckland – known as the ‘City of Sails’. Two Night Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel.  B Day 20. Auckland. Enjoy today at leisure before meeting your New Zealand Tour Director this evening.  B

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Enjoy stunning views of Lake Tekapo from the Church of the Good Shepherd

Day 21. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Travel north to the Waipoua Kauri Forest Reserve before journeying on towards the stunning Bay of Islands. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands.  B, FD Day 22. Bay of Islands. You have a full day to explore at leisure.B Day 23. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. This captivating coastline provides sheltered waters for dolphins, seals, penguins and other marine life, so keep a look out. Later, return to Auckland by coach. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. BD Day 24. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Explore Waitomo Caves, then enjoy a tour of the Maori Arts & Crafts Institute and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley at Te Puia. Enjoy a Maori Hangi Feast tonight. Two Night Stay: Rydges Rotorua. B, FD

Day 25. Rotorua. Enjoy a visit to one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery.B Day 26. Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Wellington. See Lake Taupo and Huka Falls, then continue across World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. The evening has been left free for you to enjoy dinner independently. Stay: Travelodge Wellington.B Day 27. Wellington, Cook Strait, Christchurch. Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds. Weave through unspoilt islands and admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Picton. Continue to Christchurch via Kaikoura Stay: Christchurch, Quality Hotel Elms. BD

Day 28. Christchurch, Fox Glacier. Perhaps take a trip on the TranzAlpine train (own expense). Alternatively, drive to Westland National Park. Later, take in views of Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier. Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD Day 29. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Enjoy the scenery as you drive to Queenstown. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel B & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview. Day 30. Queenstown. You have a free day to explore this exciting adventure capital in your own time.  B Day 31. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound, a magnificent fiord with views of cascading waterfalls and dense rainforest. Continue by coach to Te Anau. Stay: Te Anau, Kingsgate Hotel. BD Day 32. Te Anau, Dunedin. Arrive in Dunedin and tour the city’s beloved landmarks, including Larnach Castle. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. BD Day 33. Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo. See the Moeraki Boulders then admire the peaks of Mt Cook National Park. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort. B, FD Day 34. Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd then travel to Christchurch. Here, 33 Day (TMUKNT33) guests depart the tour. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore.B Day 35. Depart Christchurch. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.  B

See the unusual Moeraki Boulders on Koekohe Beach

Day 36. Arrive London.

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Arthur’s Pass Fox Glacier 1

Sydney 4

3 Fremantle

VICTORIA

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Milford Sound

Melbourne

Te Anau 1

1 Wellington

Kaikoura 2 CHRISTCHURCH

1 Lake Tekapo

2 Queenstown 1 Dunedin

Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow All flights within Australia, and flight from Sydney to Auckland

Immersive Insider Experiences

33 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) and 6 feature dinners (FD) Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 36 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(TMUKNT36F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 24^; Feb. 7^.

£7,995

£10,195

Mar. 21^.

£7,795

Sept. 26. Oct. 24^; Nov. 14.

(UK£) PER PERSON

33 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(TMUKNT33) Tour Only Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 25^.

£5,695

£7,895

£9,995

Feb. 8^.

£5,695

£7,895

£8,295

£10,995

Mar. 22^.

£5,695

£7,895

£7,995

£10,695

Sept. 27; Oct. 25^; Nov. 15.

£6,295

£8,995

2018

2018

Jan. 23.

£8,395

£11,095

Jan. 24.

£6,295

£8,995

Feb. 6^.

£8,345

£11,045

Feb. 7^, 21^.

£6,295

£8,995

Feb. 20^; Mar. 8^.

£8,145

£10,845

Mar. 9^.

£6,295

£8,995

Flight Inclusive (TMUKNT36F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, all flights within Australia, flight from Sydney to Auckland, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (TMUKNT33): Prices do not include international or domestic flights. Guests join Day 2 in Perth and depart Day 34 in Christchurch. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. Please ensure your onward flight from Christchurch departs no earlier than 5pm. Post-tour accommodation is available in Christchurch from £60 per person, twin share. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 26 September 2017 – 9 March 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Days 19 and 20 are partially unescorted. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES^

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EAST COAST ADVENTURE 17 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Relax with an overnight stay in picture-perfect Noosa

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Enjoy a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour Engage with an incredible array of native Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast Enjoy two wonderful nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island Unwind during two nights amid the tropical haven of Daydream Island Resort and Spa Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Cairns Experience two nights at the Pullman Cairns International Travel by catamaran to an exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef Take part in a traditional corroboree and indulge in delicious regional delicacies at Tjapukai By Night

Day 1. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Sydney. Day 2. Arrive Sydney. Be met on arrival in Sydney this evening and transferred to your hotel. Two Night Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. Day 3. Sydney. 13 Day (TQ13) guests join the tour in Sydney today. Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, soaking up the world-renowned landmarks, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy fantastic views of the city during a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour tonight.  B, FD Day 4. Sydney, Gold Coast. Enjoy some time in Sydney before transferring to the airport and flying to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline fringed by vibrant communities and lush wilderness areas. After settling in to your hotel located within the heart of the city, perhaps stroll along the famous soft golden sands of the popular Surfers Paradise Beach, before enjoying the evening at leisure. Two Night Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel. B Day 5. Gold Coast. Today you have a full day to explore the Gold Coast at your leisure. With 52 kilometres of golden beaches at your doorstep, you won’t have trouble finding a patch of sand. Perhaps grab a board and learn to surf, see what’s on the menu at one of the restaurants along the waterfront or head into the lush hinterland for a day amidst the subtropical wilderness.  B

Day 6. Gold Coast, Noosa. Departing the Gold Coast this morning, you’ll head north to the Sunshine Coast. Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Here you will be given the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of conservation and see many native Australian species up close. Continue to the chic resort town of Noosa where you’ll enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers as you settle in tonight. Stay: Sebel Noosa. BD Day 7. Noosa, Fraser Island. With some time in Noosa, perhaps head into town or take a stroll along the stunning waterfront. Later, travel to Hervey Bay and join your cruise transfer to the world’s largest sand island, World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Here, settle in to your room at Kingfisher Bay Resort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the company of your fellow travellers. Two Night Stay: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort.  BD Day 8. Fraser Island. Located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island is a rare and beautiful paradise. The untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your base here at the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover this beautiful island today with a half-day tour. With some time at leisure this afternoon, slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of walking trails which criss-cross the island. Immerse yourself in the ancient rainforests or explore the coloured sand cliffs on Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Perhaps visit the wreck of the Maheno, a trans-Tasman liner that was driven ashore during a cyclone in 1935.  B

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Day 9. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton. A morning ferry takes you across Hervey Bay, where you will discover why this special place is often referred to as the jewel in Queensland’s crown. The journey concludes back on the mainland where you will rejoin your coach to continue heading north. Travel through sugarcane country, crossing some of the many narrow-gauge railway lines that transport sugarcane from the field to processing plants in town, an iconic sight of rural Queensland. Later, arrive in the inland city of Rockhampton. Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton. BD

Pristine landscapes abound on Fraser Island

Day 10. Rockhampton, Daydream Island. Explore the charming historical town of Rockhampton, known as the gateway to the coast and the Outback. Founded in 1853, the city is home to beautiful heritage architecture and a rich, fascinating history. Then, travel to Airlie Beach and enjoy one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. Here you will join a ferry through the sparkling Whitsundays and realise your dreams of a tropical island paradise as you arrive at picturesque Daydream Island Resort and Spa. Two Night Stay: Daydream Island Resort and Spa. BD

Day 11. Daydream Island. You have the entire day at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. Perhaps snorkel off the beach or take a stroll through the tropical jungle to the highest point of the island (own expense).  B

WHITEHAVEN BEACH EXCURSION Enjoy a half-day to explore the crystalclear waters and the pristine sands of Whitehaven Beach (own expense).

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Enjoy stunning views of the city during a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour

Day 12. Daydream Island, Townsville, Mission Beach. Take an early morning ferry transfer, gliding from Daydream Island to the Port of Airlie, where you will reboard your coach and travel to Townsville. On arrival, enjoy a tour of the city. Continue to Mission Beach, the destination where two of the most stunning World Heritage-listed areas meet; the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at your beachfront escape, Castaways Resort & Spa, where the only thing between you and the golden beach is a grassy lawn and a line of coconut palms. Complete with a secluded rainforest swimming area, it won’t be long before you discover why Mission Beach has earned its reputation as a haven for rest and relaxation. Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach. BD

Day 13. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns. As you continue your journey north, you will discover the lush Atherton Tablelands. This region is part of the Waterfalls Circuit, including magnificent Millaa Millaa Falls, known to be some of the most photographed falls in Australia. As you journey towards Cairns, you will visit the Curtain Fig Tree, an iconic natural Australian icon. Board the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and ride above the treetops to Caravonica Lakes. Arriving in Cairns this afternoon, you will enjoy lush mountain views from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace. Three Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International. B

Explore the iconic Great Barrier Reef

Day 14. Cairns, Great Barrier Reef. Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy five hours amid the coral and marine life. Back in Cairns tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night. During this Aboriginal cultural dinner and performance you will discover the spiritual concept known as Dreamtime, take part in a corroboree, then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to a dinner of local produce. BL, FD Day 15. Port Douglas, Cairns. Drive to the pretty coastal township of Port Douglas for a guided tour. This patch of tropical paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Spend some time to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds then return to Cairns. Here, 13 Day (TQ13) guests depart the tour with a transfer to the airport. B Day 16. Depart Cairns. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.  B Day 17. Arrive London.

EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY Why not extend your adventure and explore New Zealand too? Escorted by our expert Travelmarvel Tour Directors, you will visit the highlights and hidden gems across New Zealand then Australia over 33 days. Take advantage of our seamless connections and see pages 56-59 for itinerary details and pricing.

The city meets the beach on the Gold Coast

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Outer Reef Cruise

Mission Beach 1 Wet Tropics of Queensland

Flight (included) No. of Nights Stay

Re ef

Townsville

Airlie Beach

QUEENSLAND

Cruise

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3 CAIRNS

Coach

r Ba r eat Gr

Port Douglas Kuranda

2 Daydream Island

Rockhampton 1 Hervey Bay

2 Fraser Island 1 Noosa

AUSTRALIA

2 Gold Coast

NEW SOUTH WALES 2 Sydney

Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow Immersive Insider Experiences

Flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast

14 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) and 2 feature dinners (FD)

Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 17 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(TQ17F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Apr. 21; May 4.

£4,495

£5,545

Sept. 15^, 28^.

£4,495

Oct. 13^, 26^; Nov. 10, 23. Dec. 8, 21.

(UK£) PER PERSON (TQ13) Tour Only

13 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 22^; Feb. 3^, 19^; Mar. 3^, 19, 31.

£2,795

£3,495

£5,545

Apr. 23; May 6.

£3,195

£4,095

£4,495

£5,545

Sept. 17^, 30^; Oct. 15^, 28^.

£3,195

£4,095

£4,945

£5,995

Nov. 12, 25; Dec. 10, 23.

£3,195

£4,095

2018

2018

Jan. 19^; Feb. 1^, 16^.

£4,495

£5,545

Jan. 21^; Feb. 3^, 18^.

£3,195

£4,095

Mar. 1^, 16.

£4,495

£5,545

Mar. 3^, 18.

£3,195

£4,095

Flight Inclusive (TQ17F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (TQ13): Prices do not include international flights, but do include domestic flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast. Guests join Day 3 in Sydney and depart Day 15 in Cairns. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary effective 21 April 2017 – 18 March 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (TQ17RF/TQ13R). TQ11 guests join Day 5 in Gold Coast. Please ensure your flight into Sydney arrives no later than 10am. Pre-tour accommodation is available in Sydney from £95 per person, twin share. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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GRAND AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY 21 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Wake early to watch the sun rise over Uluru

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Enjoy a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour Engage with an incredible array of native Australian wildlife at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast Enjoy two wonderful nights at Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island Unwind during two nights amid the tropical haven of Daydream Island Resort and Spa Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Cairns Experience two nights at the Pullman Cairns International Travel by catamaran to an exclusive activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef Take part in a traditional corroboree at Tjapukai By Night Enjoy a glass of wine as you witness the sunset over Uluru

Days 1-2. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Sydney. Day 3. Arrive Sydney. Arrive in Sydney and transfer to your hotel. Two Night Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. Day 4. Sydney. 17 Day (TQC17) guests join the tour in Sydney today. Enjoy a coach tour and a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.  B, FD Day 5. Sydney, Gold Coast. After breakfast, fly to the Gold Coast. Two Night Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel.

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Day 6. Gold Coast. Spend today at leisure on the Gold Coast.  B Day 7. Gold Coast, Noosa. Visit the Australia Zoo, then continue north to the resort town of Noosa. Stay: Sebel Noosa.BD Day 8. Noosa, Fraser Island. Join your cruise transfer to Fraser Island. Two Night Stay: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort.  BD Day 9. Fraser Island. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of the island. B Day 10. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton. Transfer to Hervey Bay by ferry before rejoining your coach to Rockhampton. Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton.

TOP END EXTENSION Extend your journey with a visit to Darwin and Kakadu National Park. 20 days from £4,895 pp, twin share. Tour code: TQK20/TQK20R

BD

Day 11. Rockhampton, Daydream Island. Travel to Airlie Beach where you will join a ferry to Daydream Island Resort and Spa. Two Night Stay: Daydream Island Resort and Spa. BD

Day 12. Daydream Island. Relax and enjoy a day to yourself. B Day 13. Daydream Island, Townsville, Mission Beach. Board a ferry back Airlie Beach. Tour Townsville then journey to Mission Beach. Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach. BD Day 14. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns. Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Check in to the Pullman Cairns International. Two Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International.B Day 15. Cairns, Great Barrier Reef. Cruise to Reef Magic’s activity platform on the Great Barrier Reef. Back in Cairns, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night.  BL, FD Day 16. Cairns, Alice Springs. Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs today. Stay: Chifley Alice Springs Resort. Day 17. Alice Springs, Uluru. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over Uluru tonight. Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel. Day 18. Uluru, Kings Canyon. Rise early to catch sunrise over Uluru. Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge, then travel to Kings Canyon. Stay: Kings Canyon Resort. Day 19. Kings Canyon, Alice Springs. Choose one of two walks at Kings Canyon. Stay: Chifley Alice Springs Resort. Day 20. Depart Alice Springs. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK. 17 Day (TQC17) guests depart at the airport. Day 21. Arrive London.

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Kakadu National Park

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Outer Reef Cruise

2

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Cairns

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1 Mission Beach 2 Daydream Island

Kings Canyon

Rockhampton 1

1

2 ALICE SPRINGS

Uluru (Ayers Rock) 1

Noosa 1

2 Fraser Island Hervey Bay

2 Gold Coast

QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES

Coach Cruise Flights (included)

2 SYDNEY

National Park No. of Nights Stay Optional (TQK20)

Your Premium Holiday Includes Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow Immersive Insider Experiences

All flights within Australia

13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) and 2 feature dinners (FD)

Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES 21 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

(TQC21F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Apr. 20, 30.

£5,695

£7,295

Sept. 14^, 24^; Oct. 12^; 22^.

£5,945

Nov. 9, 19.

(UK£) PER PERSON (TQC17) Tour Only

17 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 22^, 30^; Feb. 19^, 27^; Mar. 19, 27.

£3,695

£4,695

£7,545

Apr. 23; May 2.

£4,195

£5,595

£5,695

£7,295

Sept. 17^, 26^; Oct. 15^, 24^.

£4,195

£5,595

Dec. 7.

£5,895

£7,495

Nov. 12, 21.

£4,195

£5,595

Dec. 17.

£6,195

£7,795

Dec. 10, 19.

£4,195

£5,595

Jan. 18^, 28^.

£5,995

£7,595

Jan. 21^, 30^.

£4,195

£5,595

Feb. 15^, 25^; Mar. 15.

£5,745

£7,345

Feb. 18^, 27^; Mar. 18.

£4,195

£5,595

2018

2018

Flight Inclusive (TQC21F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, all flights within Australia, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (TQC17): Prices do not include international or domestic flights, but do include domestic flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast. Guests join Day 4 in Sydney and depart Day 20 in Alice Springs. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Days 16–20 are operated by our travel partner. Itinerary effective 20 April 2017 – 18 March 2018. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (TQC21RF/TQC17R). Please ensure your flight into Sydney arrives no later than 10am. Pre-tour accommodation is available in Sydney from £95 per person, twin share. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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GRAND TASMAN 10 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING Take in the views at Cradle Mountain

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Take a guided tour of the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre Enjoy canapés and a Welcome Drink at James Boag’s Brewery, exclusive to Travelmarvel guests Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and sample the lavender fare Explore Freycinet National Park Discover convict history at Port Arthur Dine at Customs House Restaurant Stay at the Cradle Mountain Hotel Stay at the Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton and indulge in a threecourse dinner of seasonal produce Sample delicious chocolate delights at the House of Anvers Cruise through Cataract Gorge along the Tamar River

Day 1. Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield. On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel in Launceston. After settling in, enjoy a picturesque journey following the Tamar River. Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the Mine & Heritage Centre. This evening, enjoy canapés and a Welcome Drink at the iconic James Boag’s Brewery, followed by a Welcome Dinner this evening. Stay: Launceston, Best Western Plus. FD Day 2. Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno. Drive through the scenic wine-producing area of northern Tasmania. At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavenderinspired fare. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld. Here, meet a Tasmanian devil and other native animals. Travel into Freycinet National Park where you’ll enjoy an insightful walk with a naturalist guide. Then, continue on to the seaside town of Bicheno. Later, you might like to gain a special insight into the lives of little penguins (own expense). Stay: Beachfront Bicheno. BD

to hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried here. Return to Hobart and dine overlooking the iconic waterfront at Customs House Restaurant this evening.B, FD Day 5. Hobart. Soak up the old-world charm and lively culture of the Tasmanian capital today during a guided tour. Wander around Salamanca Place, visit Constitution Dock and enjoy the views from the city’s picturesque harbour. The Apple Isle also has a growing reputation for high quality food and wine, with Hobart at its core. Visit the famous Salamanca Market and peruse the treasures of Tasmania at more than 300 stalls, which showcase the best of the island’s fresh and famous produce. During leisure time this afternoon, you might choose to embark on a tour of Australia’s oldest brewery; visit the unique Museum of Old and New Art; or enjoy a Bruny Island adventure (own expense). B

Day 3. Bicheno, Ross, Richmond, Hobart. Discover the historic heart of Tasmania at Campbell Town and Ross. Continue south to Richmond, then arrive into Hobart this afternoon in time for a city tour. Three Night Stay: Hobart Apartment Hotel. BD

Day 6. Hobart, Lake St Clair, Strahan. Framed by lush vegetation, the three-tiered Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to marvel at the famed falls, continue to World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Here, relish the pristine wilderness on the shores of Lake St Clair. Later, travel by coach to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42º Restaurant and Bar this evening. BD Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop.

Day 4. Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart. Heading out of Hobart this morning, take in the dramatic coastline scenes from the narrow peninsula of Eaglehawk Neck. Visit Port Arthur, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison, and take a guided tour through this intriguing site. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead

Day 7. Strahan, Cradle Mountain. Cruise Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. On arrival in Strahan, reboard your coach and head for Cradle Mountain. Encounter Tasmanian nature at its finest during a stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel. BLD

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Stanley and The Nut Smithton 1

Beaconsfield AUSTRALIA Sheffield

Cradle Mountain 1 Strahan 1

Dove Lake

2 LAUNCESTON 1 Bicheno

Ross

Freycinet National Park

Lake St Clair

Richmond

Russell Falls Coach

TASMANIA

Cruise National Park

3

Hobart Port Arthur

No. of Nights Stay

Your Premium Holiday Includes

Day 8. Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Smithton. Take in the serenity of Cradle MountainLake St Clair National Park. This is quintessential Tasmania, where breathtaking landscapes are covered with alpine flora. Visit Waldheim Chalet and marvel at the views from the shores of Dove Lake. Then travel via the mural town of Sheffield to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Later, arrive in Tasmania’s north-western town of Smithton. Here you will stay at the charming Tall Timbers Hotel and enjoy a tantalising three-course dinner featuring an array of seasonal produce from local beef to delicious Tasmanian cheeses. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel. B, FD Day 9. Smithton, Launceston. Sample some of Tasmania’s finest chocolate during a tour at the House of Anvers. Afterwards, journey to the Great Lake and admire the vast body of water that draw anglers from all over Australia. Continue to Launceston, where you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner and Drink. Stay: Launceston, Best Western Plus. B, FD Day 10. Cataract Gorge, Depart Launceston. Start the day with an exclusive breakfast, including your hotel’s renowned egg and bacon quiches. Explore Cataract Gorge during a guided cruise along the Tamar River. Then visit historic Woolmers Estate before transferring to Launceston Airport.B

Immersive Insider Experiences 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) and 4 feature dinners (FD) Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

2017/18 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (TXT10) Tour Only

10 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Jan. 10^, 24^; Feb. 7^, 21^; Mar. 7^, 21.

£2,095

£2,695

Apr. 4^, 18^; May 2^.

£2,095

£2,695

Sept. 19^; Oct. 3^, 17, 31^.

£2,295

£2,995

Nov. 14, 28^; Dec. 12, 26^.

£2,295

£2,995

Jan. 9^, 16, 23^, 30.

£2,295

£2,995

Feb. 6^, 13, 20^, 27.

£2,295

£2,995

Mar. 6^, 13, 20.

£2,295

£2,995

Apr. 3, 17^; May 1.

£2,295

£2,995

2018

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price.  Itinerary effective to 2 May 2017. Tours departing after 3 May 2017 follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details. Five and six-day tours are also available. Please enquire for full itinerary details, dates and pricing (TX5AA/TX6AA). Ask us about pre & post accommodation. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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WEST COAST ADVENTURE 18 DAY PREMIUM TOUR

by APT

PREMIUM TOURING With some free time, perhaps enjoy a camel ride along Cable Beach

YOUR INCLUDED INSIDER EXPERIENCES Discover incredible beauty as you sail across the calm waters of Shark Bay on a sunset cruise After an enchanting day of discovery in Monkey Mia, relax and enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner Experience an enchanting stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort – the only destination in Australia that dolphins visit daily Cruise the stunning waters of Ningaloo Reef and discover its many treasures aboard a glass-bottom boat Stay overnight in tented cabins with private ensuites at Emma Gorge Resort within El Questro Wilderness Park Savour an authentic home-style gourmet dinner under the stars at El Questro Wilderness Park

Day 1. Arrive Perth. On arrival in Perth, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, get your bearings on a tour of the city before returning to your hotel for a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Perth, Crowne Plaza.FD

Day 6. Exmouth, The Pilbara, Tom Price. Pass through the fiery red Outback landscapes of the Pilbara to the remote mining town of Tom Price. Here, enjoy a tour of the mine before dinner. Stay: Tom Price Hotel. 

Day 2. Perth, Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Kalbarri. Travel to Nambung National Park and wander about the bizarre limestone pillars known as the Pinnacles, some of which extend up to four metres tall. Continue to Kalbarri. Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort. BD

Day 7. Tom Price, Karijini National Park, Karratha. Today, explore Karijini National Park, where wide-open plains conceal emerald gorges, cascading falls and crystalline rock pools. Visit Dale and Fortescue falls and Oxers Lookout before continuing to Karratha. Stay: Ibis Styles Karratha. BLD

Day 3. Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia. Set out for World Heritage-listed Shark Bay. Visit the township of Denham, then continue to Monkey Mia. Embark on a cruise across Shark Bay from your idyllic beachfront resort at Monkey Mia. Watch for dolphins playing in the falling light, all the while admiring the glittering scene that is created by the setting sun. Afterwards, feast on delicious local seafood for dinner. Stay: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. B, FD Day 4. Monkey Mia, Shell Beach, Carnarvon. Stroll to Dolphin Beach to see the wild dolphins that have made this region so famous (subject to appearance). Afterwards, travel to Shell Beach and on to Hamelin Pool, and then Carnarvon. Stay: Carnarvon, Fascine Lodge. BD Day 5. Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, Exmouth. Arrive in Coral Bay and board a glassbottom boat and cruise the waters of World Heritage-listed Ningaloo, Australia’s longest fringing coral reef. Discover a plethora of coral forests, sea turtles, manta rays, and more than 500 species of fish. See Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and later, head to Exmouth. Stay: Exmouth, Pot Shot Hotel. BD

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Day 8. Karratha, Port Hedland. Tour Karratha today, then journey onwards to Roebourne before arriving in Port Hedland. Stay: Ibis Styles Port Hedland.  BD Day 9. Port Hedland, Great Sandy Desert, Broome. Travel to Broome for a tour of this historic pearling town. Broome’s history is as colourful as its landscape and its Cable Beach is named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889, connecting this remote region to the world. Two Night Stay: Oaks Broome. BD Day 10. Broome. Today is yours to spend at leisure in Broome. Relax on the beach or head into town.B Day 11. Broome, Fitzroy Crossing. With your sights set on the Kimberley region, head inland to remote Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge. BD Day 12. Fitzroy Crossing, Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek. Cruise the stunning Geikie Gorge before travelling to Halls Creek. Stay: Halls Creek, Kimberley Hotel. 

BD

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DARWIN 1 Kununurra El Questro 2 1 Geikie Gorge Broome 2 1

1

Nitmiluk National Park

Katherine

Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine 1 Halls Creek

NORTHERN Fitzroy Port Hedland TERRITORY 1 Crossing Karratha 1 Karijini National Park Exmouth 1 1 Tom Price Ningaloo Reef Coral Bay WESTERN 1 Carnarvon Shark Bay AUSTRALIA Monkey Mia 1 AUSTRALIA Kalbarri 1 Kalbarri National Park The Pinnacles

Coach Cruise National Park No. of Nights Stay

Nambung National Park

PERTH 1

Your Premium Holiday Includes

Day 13. Halls Creek, Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine, El Questro Wilderness Park. Tour the Lirrgarn Argyle Diamond Mine today. Experience the serenity of the Kimberley at Emma Gorge Resort, hidden amid a palm-filled oasis in the heart of El Questro Wilderness Park with the backdrop of the Cockburn Range. Two Night Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, in tented cabins with ensuites. BL, FD

Immersive Insider Experiences

17 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L),

10 dinners (D) and 5 feature dinners (FD) Travelmarvel Tour Director and a professional driver Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping

EL QUESTRO UPGRADE Upgrade for a stay at the El Questro Homestead. Please enquire for details. Day 14. El Questro Wilderness Park. Take a dip at Zebedee Springs, then cruise through Chamberlain Gorge and hike to Emma Gorge. Your day of sightseeing is rewarded with a home-style dinner at your resort tonight. B, FD Day 15. El Questro Wilderness Park, Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra. See Lake Argyle and cruise the Ord River, keeping watch for resident crocodiles. Arrive at your accommodation in Kununurra. B Stay: Kununurra Country Club. Day 16. Kununurra, Katherine. Pass through Timber Creek on the way to Katherine in the Northern Territory. Stay: Ibis Styles Katherine.

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Day 17. Katherine Gorge, Darwin. Cruise Katherine Gorge. Later, arrive in Darwin for a memorable Farewell Dinner. Stay: Novotel CBD Darwin. B, FD Day 18. Depart Darwin. On your final morning, take a tour of Darwin then transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

B

2017 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (TWN18) Tour Only

18 DAY PREMIUM TOUR 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Apr. 23^.

£5,295

£6,845

May 11^, 14.

£5,295

£6,845

June 1, 4^, 22, 22^.

£5,295

£6,845

July 10, 16^.

£5,295

£6,845

Aug. 1, 4^, 19, 27^.

£5,295

£6,845

Sept. 1^.

£5,295

£6,845

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. Itinerary effective from 23 April 2017. Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (TWS18). Please ensure your flight into Perth arrives no later than 12pm. Ask us about pre & post accommodation. Flexible dining option – book breakfast daily and feature meals only and save. Enquire at the time of booking. ^Indicates guaranteed departures. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107.

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AUSTRALIA’S KIMBERLEY REGION | 93

AUSTRALIA’S KIMBERLEY REGION Take a deep breath and let your senses run wild in the Kimberley, sprawling from fiery expanses to tumbling waterfalls and emerald gorges. When APT first began escorting travellers to the remote Kimberley more than 40 years ago, there was no permanent accommodation or network of staff – so we created them, with respect for local communities and the environment. Today, no one is better equipped to take you here, which is why more people choose APT than any other tour operator in the Kimberley. A big part of what makes travelling to the Kimberley so much fun is the opportunity to experience an ancient culture, which is one of the oldest in the world. You will also find landscapes at their most diverse. Explore spectacular gorges, plunge into clear pools and treasure natural wonders like Cathedral Gorge and the Bungle Bungle Range within Purnululu National Park. Bring your sense of adventure and tolerance of Outback conditions to ensure you get the most out of your journey. You will travel along rugged tracks in our custom 4WD vehicles with no more than 20 travellers, led by a passionate Driver-Guide. Along the way, you will stay at APT’s exclusive wilderness lodges, offering a touch of luxury in the heart of the remote bush. There is really no other holiday like it.

4WD ADVENTURES EL QUESTRO, GORGES & PURNULULU - 15 DAYS

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KIMBERLEY COMPLETE - 15 DAYS

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KIMBERLEY, KAKADU & ARNHEM LAND EXPLORER - 16 DAYS

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94 | 4WD ADVENTURES

EL QUESTRO, GORGES & PURNULULU 15 DAY SMALL GROUP 4WD ADVENTURE

4WD ADVENTURES Nature’s most beautiful amphitheater, Cathedral Gorge

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES



After a day’s exploration of the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over its striking beehive domes See one million acres of stunning rugged beauty spring to life as you immerse yourself in El Questro Wilderness Park

Day 3. Perth. Relax or explore on your free day in Perth. B

a magnificent natural amphitheatre. Then, marvel at the beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history to life. You may like to take an optional scenic helicopter flight over the domes (own expense). Before returning to your lodge, enjoy drinks amongst the remote landscapes of the Outback and watch the sun set over the Bungle Bungle Range.BLD

Day 4. Perth, Broome. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Broome. Arrive at your resort and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.B

Day 8. Echidna Chasm, Kununurra. Enjoy a hike along a Livistona palm-fringed trail into Echidna Chasm. The afternoon then takes you to Kununurra, situated on the edge of the Kimberley region.  Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort. BLD

Day 1. Depart London. Your journey begins as you make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Perth. Day 2. Arrive Perth. On arrival, be transferred to your hotel. Two Night Stay: Hyatt Regency Perth.

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Day 5. Broome, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Fitzroy Crossing. 9 Day (GKBR9) guests join the tour in Broome this morning. Meet your DriverGuide then visit to the Boab Prison Tree. Explore Windjana Gorge, where you can see ancient marine fossils embedded in the walls and scour the banks for freshwater crocodiles. Continue on to explore Tunnel Creek and later, arrive at Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge.  BLD Day 6. Geikie Gorge, Purnululu National Park. Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park and explore Darngku (Geikie Gorge). Stop in Halls Creek then travel to Purnululu National Park. Later, arrive at APT’s Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. BLD Day 7. Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge. Witness the beauty of Purnululu National Park today. Walk along Piccaninny Creek and test the acoustics at Cathedral Gorge,

Day 9. Ord River, Kununurra, El Questro Wilderness Park. Head north to Lake Argyle and join a wildlife cruise along the Ord River. Journey into El Questro Wilderness Park, a rugged cattle station which covers over one million acres of the Kimberley. Stay: El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge Resort.  BLD Day 10. Emma Gorge, Home Valley Station. Hike to Emma Gorge where your efforts are rewarded with a swim beneath the droplet waterfall. Cross the Pentecost River into Home Valley Station and later, travel to a viewing area for drinks as you witness a sunset over the Cockburn Range. Stay: Home Valley Station. BLD Day 11. Home Valley Station, Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Bell Gorge. Stop at Manning Gorge to enjoy lunch beneath towering boab trees. Continue to Galvans Gorge and inspect the Wandjina rock art or take a leisurely swim. Later, arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. BLD

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National Park

Home Valley

APT’s Exclusive Wilderness Lodge

El Questro

No. of Nights Stay

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge ib b

Derby

2

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Pentecost River Durack River

Windjana Gorge

Fitzroy River

S

ER GR

Lake Argyle

Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

2

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Geikie Gorge 1

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

GUESTS

Purnululu National Park

Tunnel Creek

Broome 2

1 Kununurra

1

20

LL

Ord River

1

MAX.

UP

Flight (included)

ANTE AR

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Prince Regent River

Emma Gorge

SMA

King Edward River

ED

4WD Track

GU

King George River

Sealed Road

Halls Creek

Fitzroy Crossing

2 PERTH

AUSTRALIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Your 4WD Adventure Includes

Day 12. Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming. At Bell Gorge, hike to the top, swim beneath the waterfall or go birdwatching. BLD

Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow

Day 13. Bell Gorge, Broome. Travel back to Broome where you will farewell your Driver-Guide. Here, 9 Day (GKBR9) guests depart the tour. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.B

Perth and Broome

Flights between

APT’s exclusive network of wilderness lodges

Small group travel with a maximum of 20 travellers Expert Driver-Guide and additional guides on selected walks Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle

Day 14. Broome, Depart Perth. Today you will be transferred to the airport in Broome for your flight to Perth, from where you will board your return flight to the UK.B

8 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)

13 breakfasts (B),

National park fees and airport transfers

Day 15. Arrive London.

2017 DATES & PRICES 15 DAY 4WD ADVENTURE 2017

(GKPBR15F) Flight Inclusive Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Apr. 30; May 2, 5, 10, 19, 25, 29.

£5,195

£6,395

June 3, 17, 29.

£5,195

July 4, 16.

(UK£) PER PERSON (GKBR9) Tour Only

9 DAY 4WD ADVENTURE 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

May 4, 8, 9, 14, 23, 29.

£3,695

£4,395

£6,395

June 2, 6, 7, 21.

£3,695

£4,395

£5,195

£6,395

July 3, 8, 20, 28.

£3,695

£4,395

Aug. 24, 28.

£5,195

£6,395

Aug. 28.

£3,695

£4,395

Sept. 1, 2, 3, 5, 9.

£5,195

£6,395

Sept. 1, 5, 7, 9, 13.

£3,695

£4,395

Flight Inclusive (GKPBR15F): Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, flights between Perth and Broome, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change). Flights from UK regional airports can be arranged but may carry a surcharge. Tour Only (GKBR9): Prices do not include international or domestic flights. Guests join Day 5 in Broome and depart Day 13 in Broome. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. PLEASE NOTE: Days 1-4 and 14-15 are unescorted. Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations. Tours at the start of the season are more susceptible to itinerary changes due to late seasonal rain. APT highly recommends travel insurance. *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107. Moderate Activity Level – this tour contains mainly easy walks with some more moderate.

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96 | 4WD ADVENTURES

KIMBERLEY COMPLETE 15 DAY SMALL GROUP 4WD ADVENTURE

4WD ADVENTURES Fly over incredible Mitchell Falls

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

After a day’s exploration of the Bungle Bungle Range, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over its striking beehive domes



Soak in the thermal hot pools of Zebedee Springs at El Questro Wilderness Park, an extremely rare discovery within the region



Take a breathtaking helicopter flight over spectacular Mitchell Falls



Admire impressive Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art

Day 1. Arrive Broome. After a day at leisure in Broome, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at your resort. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.

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Day 2. Broome, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Fitzroy Crossing. Your day starts with a visit to the Boab Prison Tree, before joining the Gibb River Road. Turn off to explore Windjana Gorge, where you can see ancient marine fossils embedded in the walls and scour the banks for freshwater crocodiles. Continue on to explore Tunnel Creek and later, arrive at Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge.  BLD Day 3. Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park. Travel to Geikie Gorge National Park for a cruise along Darngku (Geikie Gorge). Enjoy a visit to Halls Creek, before travelling to Purnululu National Park. Experience the first of three exclusive APT wilderness lodges as you settle in to the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. BLD Day 4. Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge. Witness the beauty of Purnululu National Park. Walk along Piccaninny Creek and test the acoustics at Cathedral Gorge. Then, marvel at the beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history to life. For a truly unforgettable perspective, you may like to take an optional helicopter flight over the domes (own expense). Before returning to your lodge, enjoy drinks in the remote Outback landscapes as you watch the sun set over the Bungle Bungle Range. BLD

Day 5. Echidna Chasm, Kununurra. Hike to Echidna Chasm, a spectacular cleft in the rock. Then travel through glorious rugged red landscapes to Kununurra. Two Night Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort. BLD Day 6. Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra. At Lake Argyle, join a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River to discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River. BLD Day 7. Parry’s Lagoon, Wyndham, El Questro Wilderness Park. Visit Parry’s Lagoon, then head to Wyndham and view the Cambridge Gulf from the Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch before continuing to El Questro Wilderness Park, which covers a staggering one million acres. End your day with a relaxing soak in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs. Stay: El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge Resort. BLD Day 8. El Questro Wilderness Park, Home Valley Station. Hike to Emma Gorge and swim beneath a droplet waterfall. Later, cross the Pentecost River to Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property set to the backdrop of the Cockburn Range. Head to a viewing area to savour this setting over sunset drinks. Stay: Home Valley Station. BLD Day 9. Gibb River Road, Mitchell Plateau. Back on the Gibb River Road, ford the Durack River, then turn off and travel to the Mitchell Plateau. For the next two nights, stay at APT’s Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge, positioned beside palm-fringed Camp Creek. Tonight, feast on three superb courses that showcases the region’s local produce. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. BLD

Drysdale River Station 1 Prince Regent River

Derby

ib b

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

2

Durack River

er R d Riv

G

BROOME 2

Pentecost River

Windjana Gorge Tunnel Creek

Sealed Road

1

4WD Track APT’s Exclusive Wilderness Lodge

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Your 4WD Adventure Includes

Day 10. Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight. Spend a full day discovering Mitchell Falls. When available, local Indigenous guides will join the adventure. You will also enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding area back to the vehicle. Or, hike back with your guide.  BLD

APT’s exclusive network of wilderness lodges Small group travel with a maximum of 20 travellers Expert Driver-Guide and additional guides on selected walks

Day 11. Wandjina and Bradshaw Rock Art (Gwion Gwion), King Edward River, Drysdale River Station. The Kimberley’s ancient rock art comes to the fore during a visit to Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries. Enjoy a dip at King Edward River, then travel to Drysdale River Station. Stay: Drysdale River Station. BLD

Day 14. King Leopold Range, Broome. Travel through the King Leopold Range Conservation Park en route to Broome’s Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. BLD Day 15. Depart Broome. Transfer to the airport this morning.

B

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Halls Creek

No. of Nights Stay

Day 13. Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming. Travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Hike to the top, swim beneath the waterfall or BLD go birdwatching. 

S

Purnululu National Park

Fitzroy Crossing

National Park

Day 12. Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road. Today’s touring reveals a lush side of the Kimberley as you explore the area’s gorges. Stop at Manning Gorge then continue to Galvans Gorge where a short walk leads to a waterhole. Arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge in time for dinner. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. BLD

UP

Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

2

Geikie Gorge

Fitzroy River

20

GUESTS Emma LL ER GR Gorge Wyndham Home Ord River Valley 2 Kununurra 1 1 El Lake Argyle Questro

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2

MAX.

ED

Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

King George River

ANTE AR

SMA

King Mitchell River Edward River National Park

GU

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Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D) National park fees and airport transfers

2017 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (GKC15) Tour Only

15 DAY 4WD ADVENTURE 2017

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

Apr. 30.

£5,995

£7,345

May 2, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31.

£5,995

£7,345

June 2, 5, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30.

£6,095

£7,445

July 2, 6, 6, 10, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30.

£6,095

£7,445

Aug. 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 30.

£5,995

£7,345

Sept. 2, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18.

£5,995

£7,345

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations. Tours at the start of the season are more susceptible to itinerary changes due to late seasonal rain. APT highly recommends travel insurance. Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (GKC15R). *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107. Active Activity Level – this tour contains some longer, more challenging walks.

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £800* PER COUPLE

98 | 4WD ADVENTURES

KIMBERLEY, KAKADU & ARNHEM LAND EXPLORER 16 DAY SMALL GROUP 4WD ADVENTURE 4WD ADVENTURES Be amazed by the sight of the Bungle Bungle Range

YOUR INCLUDED SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Admire impressive Indigenous Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art, considered some of the world’s oldest



Take an unforgettable helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, as you take in the natural phenomena from above



Discover the impressive sights of El Questro Wilderness Park, including soaking in the thermal Zebedee Springs



After a day’s exploration of the Bungle Bungle Range, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over its striking beehive domes



Enjoy a Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River

Day 1. Arrive Broome. Arrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free day to explore the area. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. D

possible. Hike to Little Mertens Falls and to Big Mertens Falls before arriving at Mitchell Falls. Take a dip in the river and enjoy a helicopter flight over the falls back to the vehicle. Or, hike back with your guide. BLD

Day 2. Broome, Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek. Turn off the Gibb River Road to visit Windjana Gorge where you can scour the banks for freshwater crocodiles. Walk through Tunnel Creek and arrive later at APT’s Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. BLD

Day 7. Gibb River Road, El Questro Wilderness Park. Rejoin the Gibb River Road as you ford the Durack and Pentecost rivers. Travel to El Questro Wilderness Park, a one millionacre property of rugged wilderness in the heart of the Kimberley. Stay two nights immersed in nature at Emma Gorge Resort. Two Night Stay: El Questro Wilderness Park, Emma Gorge Resort.  BLD

Day 3. Bell Gorge, Hiking and Swimming. Travel to Bell Gorge, where cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Hike to the top, enjoy a swim or go birdwatching.  BLD Day 4. Galvans Gorge, Manning Gorge, Drysdale River Station. At Galvans Gorge, a short walk leads to a waterhole. Admire the rock art on the gorge walls and enjoy a swim. Continue to Manning Gorge where you can spot birdlife as you enjoy lunch in the shade of a boab tree. Stay: Drysdale River Station. BLD Day 5. Mitchell Plateau, King Edward River, Wandjina and Bradshaw Rock Art (Gwion Gwion). Ascend the Mitchell Plateau to visit Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries. Then take a swim in the King Edward River. For the next two nights, stay at APT’s Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. BLD Day 6. Mitchell Falls, Helicopter Flight. As you explore Mitchell Falls, a local Indigenous guide will join you where

Day 8. El Questro Wilderness Park. With a local ranger, explore the landscapes of El Questro Wilderness Park today, including a cruise along Chamberlain Gorge. After lunch, head to Zebedee Springs and enjoy a soak in the thermal pools tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. BLD Day 9. El Questro Wilderness Park, Purnululu National Park, Echidna Chasm. Travelling along the Spring Creek Track you will discover the magnitude of Purnululu National Park. Enjoy a memorable hike to Echidna Chasm, then continue on to APT’s Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. BLD Day 10. Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge. Walk along Piccaninny Creek then visit Cathedral Gorge and marvel at the Bungle Bungle Range as your guide brings the natural history to life. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the range (own expense). This evening, enjoy drinks as you watch the sun set over the Bungle Bungle Range.BLD

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APT’s Exclusive Wilderness Lodge

DARWIN 1

No. of Nights Stay

Mitchell Falls 2 Wilderness Lodge Drysdale River Station 1 Prince Regent River

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Katherine River

S

1

Cicada Lodge

1

2

NORTHERN

Lake Argyle

Tunnel Creek

1

BROOME Fitzroy River

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Your 4WD Adventure Includes

Day 11. Purnululu National Park, Ord River, Kununurra. Travel to Kununurra, which is the gateway to the eastern Kimberley and the home of the Ord River Scheme. Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort. BLD

APT’s exclusive network of wilderness lodges Small group travel with a maximum of 20 travellers Expert Driver-Guide and additional guides on selected walks

Day 12. Kununurra, Nitmiluk National Park. Cross the border into the Northern Territory on the way to your accommodation in Nitmiluk National Park, the award-winning Cicada Lodge. Enjoy canapés and drinks on arrival, then feast on a superb dinner showcasing ingredients from the local area. BLD Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge.

Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle 15 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 15 dinners (D) National park fees and airport transfers

Day 13. Katherine Gorge, Kakadu National Park, Yellow Water Billabong. Cruise through Katherine Gorge then travel to Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park. Take in the scenery as you cruise on Yellow Water Billabong. Later, arrive at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge, located in a restricted area of Kakadu National Park. Two Night Stay: Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge.  BLD

2017 DATES & PRICES

(UK£) PER PERSON (GKB16) Tour Only

16 DAY 4WD ADVENTURE

Day 14. Arnhem Land, Hawk Dreaming, Cannon Hill. With a local guide, experience the ancient art and natural beauty of Arnhem Land, a region that is inaccessible to most travellers. Back in Kakadu later, enjoy the art and billabongs of Cannon Hill and Hawk Dreaming.  BLD

2017

Day 15. Guluyambi Cruise, Ubirr Rock Art, Darwin. Explore the ancient Indigenous art at Ubirr then join a Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River. Arrive in Darwin later and enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade. BLD B

River

TERRITORY Pentecost Bungle Bungle Durack River Rd r 2 e iv Wilderness Lodge River Gib b R Windjana Gorge Purnululu National Park

Derby

Day 16. Depart Darwin. Transfer to Darwin airport. 

2

El Questro

ER GR

Kakadu National Park

King George River

Emma Gorge Ord River Kununurra

GUESTS

2 East Alligator

Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge King Mitchell River Edward National Park River

20

LL

Cannon Hill

UP

National Park

MAX.

O

GU SMA

4WD Track

ANTE AR

ED

Sealed Road

Twin Share

Solo Traveller

May 2, 6, 19, 28.

£6,745

£8,395

June 1, 13, 18, 20, 22, 28.

£6,795

£8,445

July 7, 11, 15, 21, 27, 28.

£6,795

£8,445

Aug. 4, 10, 15, 20, 24, 29.

£6,745

£8,395

Sept. 4, 21.

£6,745

£8,395

PLEASE NOTE: Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Weather may cause disruptions to itinerary, especially in remote locations. Tours at the start of the season are more susceptible to itinerary changes due to late seasonal rain. APT highly recommends travel insurance. Bold dates indicate tour operates in reverse direction (GKB16R). *For further information as well as terms and conditions, see pages 106-107. Active Activity Level – this tour contains some longer, more challenging walks.

BOOK BY 28 FEBRUARY 2017 & SAVE UP TO £900* PER COUPLE

100 | FREEDOM OF CHOICE TM SIGHTSEEING

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ SIGHTSEEING On our Luxury tours in New Zealand, you can choose from a range of sightseeing experiences at no extra cost. Further details will be available through your APT Tour Director. AUCKLAND Auckland City Sights Cruising the harbour, enjoy views of Ponsonby, Parnell Village and the Rose Gardens. See other sights including Auckland University, Viaduct Basin and The Strand. AND Pride of Auckland Sail where the wind takes you on Auckland’s harbour, enjoying views of volcanic peaks and the city skyline from the best vantage point in town – a relaxed 1.5 hour cruise.

Dolphin Adventures Dolphins are one of the most fascinating creatures on earth. On this adventure you will enjoy the chance to get right up close to them in the wild. Also available: Russell Mini-Tour

BLENHEIM Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Take a guided tour of this world-class destination for historic aircraft, including Sir Peter Jackson’s WW1 collection.

Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium Be amazed by New Zealand’s only colony of Antarctic penguins, and watch in awe as huge sharks and stingrays swim overhead.

Greenshell Mussel Cruise Soak up the beauty of Marlborough Sounds while enjoying freshly steamed mussels. Learn about the local history and visit a mussel farm.

Auckland Museum Receive a guided introduction to New Zealand’s must-see Auckland Museum, which houses a wondrous array of interesting exhibits. Bush & Beach Wilderness Adventure* Experience the real landscapes of New Zealand with a guided exploration of lush rainforest and black sand beaches.

Half-Day Wine Tour This wonderful tour takes you right to the heart of the country’s renowned Marlborough wine country, with visits to several of the region’s premier wineries.

DUNEDIN Larnach Castle & Olveston House Discover the enthralling history of New Zealand’s only castle, and wander through the historic home of a wealthy merchant family built in the early 1900s.

Waiheke Wine Tour* Head out across Hauraki Gulf to the picturesque Waiheke Island. On arrival, savour the delightful regional flavours during a wine tour.

Taieri Gorge Railway Journey into the rugged countryside surrounding Dunedin for views of scenery not available from the road.

Also available: Devonport Explorer*

BAY OF ISLANDS Otago Peninsula Travel to the Otago Peninsula and choose from three activities – visit an albatross colony, view penguins in their natural habitat, or enjoy an off-road nature tour.

Cape Reinga Day Tour Enjoy a day tour to the very top of New Zealand. Drive along the sands of Ninety Mile Beach and visit the lighthouse at Cape Reinga with lunch included. Tall Ship Sailing Step back in time and experience the romance of years gone by aboard the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson. A lovely BBQ lunch is included. Waitangi Guided Tour Delve deeper and learn more to the story of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on this guided tour, which includes a visit to the new, award-winning Museum of Waitangi.

Also available: Speight’s Brewery Tour & Tasting

MT COOK Alpine Centre & Stargazing Visit the state-of-the-art Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre before learning about the stars of the southern night sky with an expert astronomer.

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Glacier Explorer Cruise Step aboard a MAC boat for an up-close encounter with brilliant blue icebergs on the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake (summer months only).

Lakeshore Forest & Bird Walk This walk is a unique experience through beech forests and includes morning tea by Lake Wakatipu.

Guided Nature Walk On this guided nature walk, you will discover the native wildlife, flora and beautiful scenery that characterises the dramatic Mt Cook landscape.

Million Dollar Cruise Glide across the mystical waters of Lake Wakatipu, keeping an eye out for local bird life as well as the enormous trout who call the lake home. Wine Tour This Queenstown wine tour offers a personalised sightseeing experience through the wineries in New Zealand’s foremost wine region.

ROTORUA Rotorua Icons Embark on a Rotorua adventure. Experience the Agrodome Farm Show, enjoy a Kiwi Encounter and visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Hobbiton Movie Set Tour This tour is a must for any Lord of the Rings fan. Explore locations where some of the scenes were filmed.

Also available: Skippers Canyon

TE ANAU Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise Explore the beauty of this vast fiord on a cruise and soak up the serenity of a truly untouched wilderness area.

Eco-Thermal Tour Drive through forest and farmland to visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and a series of colourful hot springs at Wai-O-Tapu. Maori Experience Enjoy access to Redwood Treewalk with a Maori guide who will share cultural insights. Visit the Ohinemutu Village, stopping at St Faiths Church for morning tea and the chance to chat with one of the local elders. Also available: Rotorua Museum

QUEENSTOWN Safari of the Scenes Marvel at the beautiful scenery of this region. This tour is based around several sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Shotover Jet Boat Ride Queenstown’s most famous jet boat ride, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970. Take a spin in the iconic ‘Big Reds’ through the River Canyons. Mt Nicholas Experience Venture into the heart of New Zealand’s high country as your 4WD takes you to remote and beautiful areas rarely visited by tourists, including a mountain farm. Dart Wilderness Jet A wildnerness jet boat journey takes you into the World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park on a glacier-fed river. Your guide will share the area’s history.

Luxmore Jet Boat Ride Learn about the history of the area during a scenic jet boat ride along the Upper Waiau River, flowing between Lake Te Anau and beautiful Lake Manapouri. Also available: Glowworm Caves, and ATA Whenua Film

WELLINGTON Wellington City Tour Take a city tour of Wellington, including a tour of Te Papa, the Parliament Buildings, and Old St Paul’s Cathedral.

Lord of the Rings Tour Discover seven of the most famous locations from north and south Wellington on this half-day tour (upgrade to full-day available at an additional cost). Weta Workshop Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the award-winning design studio behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar.

Walking Tour of Wellington Hit the streets with a local guide to take in the city sights and get your bearings on foot. See the waterfront, downtown area and a host of historic buildings. Also available: Zealandia: Karori Eco Sanctuary, and Zealandia Night Tour

Please Note: Due to venue closures on some dates, some options may not be available as listed. In select locations, some options must be pre-booked. Minimum and maximum numbers may apply on some activities for them to operate. *Activity cannot be combined with Auckland City Sights. Freedom of Choice Sightseeing is not available on our Premium tours.

102 | AIRLINES & STOPOVERS

From top to left: Travel in confidence with leading airlines, including Qantas. Discover a rich tapestry of cultures in Singapore. Experience the extravagance and excitement of Dubai. Relax in Business Class comfort with Singapore Airlines.

AIRLINES & STOPOVERS We only work with leading scheduled airlines to ensure that you can travel in confidence.

PREMIUM CLASS FLIGHTS For your convenience, our Flight Inclusive packages include Economy Class flights from London Heathrow. For additional comfort, you may choose to upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class with a range of added benefits. These include dedicated check in and departure lounges; enhanced personal space on board the aircraft; superior in-flight entertainment; and a greater choice of meals and wine. We have partnered with major carriers that reflect our own high levels of service and offer flight paths that best suit your itinerary. However, if you have an alternate preferred airline or would like to discuss upgrade options, please contact our specialist consultants.

PAUSE TO DISCOVER SINGAPORE OR DUBAI Our close association with Singapore Airlines and Qantas also presents you with the opportunity to break your journey with a stopover in either direction. More than just a chance to adjust to the time difference and relax between flights, a stopover allows you to enhance your journey and gain an insight into these remarkable destinations.

AIRLINES & STOPOVERS | 103

SINGAPORE STOPOVER A CITY OF CONTRASTS & COLOUR Located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, this island city-state boasts a wide selection of memorable leisure options, all within easy reach. Admire colonial buildings and shophouses set against cutting-edge skyscrapers, explore gardens, parks and nature reserves, browse through street-side flea markets and designer boutiques or discover a diverse range of museums and galleries. Enjoy two nights in your chosen hotel with breakfast daily, plus return airport transfers and a half day city sightseeing tour.

2017/18 PRICES (UK£) PER PERSON, FROM

3 DAY SINGAPORE STOPOVER Luxury Hotel Marina Mandarin Singapore (or similar)

Premium Hotel Park Hotel Clarke Quay (or similar)

3 DAY DUBAI STOPOVER

DUBAI STOPOVER DECADENCE IN THE DESERT Beside the gorgeous blue waters of the Persian Gulf, Dubai offers far more than year round sunshine, white-sand beaches and water sports. Enjoy the glitz and glamour of sky-high towers and sprawling malls, explore the world's largest man-made marina, head out into the Arabian Desert and wander the labyrinthine alleyways of gold, spice and textile souks. Dubai has to be seen to be believed. Enjoy two nights in your chosen hotel with breakfast daily, plus return airport transfers and a half day city sightseeing tour.

Luxury Hotel Hyatt Regency Dubai (or similar)

Premium Hotel Towers Rotana (or similar)

Twin Share (STOUKSINL3) £395

(STOUKSINP3) £345

Twin Share (STOUKDXBL3) £295

(STOUKDXBP3) £195

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are valid 1 January 2017 – 31 March 2018 and do not include any fees or taxes charged by the airline, or any government taxes paid locally. Seasonal supplements may apply. Any further costs will be advised at the time of booking, or before final payment is due. These stopovers are not escorted but do include all arrangements as outlined. Terms and conditions apply.

104 | EXTEND YOUR STAY

From top: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney. Pullman Cairns International. Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Broome.

EXTEND YOUR STAY Stylish hotels, ideally located.

Relax for a day or two before your tour begins, or enjoy some extra time in your final destination with an extended stay in the gateway cities of New Zealand & Australia. Perfectly positioned for you to explore at leisure, our chosen hotels allow you to discover thrilling city sights or explore charming coastal delights in the following destinations with ease.

(UK£) PER PERSON, FROM*

Twin Share

Solo Trav.

AUCKLAND Crowne Plaza Auckland

£95

£175

Grand Millennium Auckland

£70

£125

Amora Hotel Auckland

£70

£125

Rydges Auckland

£85

£150

Quality Hotel Elms

£60

£105

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

£70

£125

Sudima Christchurch Airport

£75

£135

The Commodore

£80

£145

£80

£140

£75

£135

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

£135

£245

Oaks Broome

£75

£135

CHRISTCHURCH

WELLINGTON Amora Hotel Wellington PERTH Crowne Plaza Perth BROOME

DARWIN Novotel Darwin CBD

£85

£155

Mantra on the Esplanade

£110

£200

Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

£125

£250

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

£95

£165

£70

£120

£85

£170

£65

£115

SYDNEY

CAIRNS Pullman Cairns International HOBART RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel LAUNCESTON Best Western Plus Launceston

*Includes transfers & breakfast. All pre/post accommodation availability and rates are indicative only and may vary depending on trade fairs and seasonal events.

APT CLUB | 105

Discover the world with APT and become the centre of ours.

From the moment you book your first unforgettable journey, we welcome you to the APT Club. As part of the APT family, you will enjoy exclusive privileges each time you travel with us and you can be certain that you will always be treated as a prestigious guest.

Silver Membership

Gold Membership

Platinum Membership

1 APT HOLIDAY

2 APT HOLIDAYS

3 APT HOLIDAYS

Welcome home voucher Valued at £100 per person







Invitations to special events







Access to our dedicated APT Club hotline







Exclusive member communications Be among the first to learn about our latest offers and new destinations







Travel kit Complete with a travel bag and a detachable light bag, luggage labels, a ticket wallet, a personalised itinerary and touring information











Choose one of the following

Choose two of the following

Complimentary home-to-airport transfers by private car





£100 credit per person towards your booking





Freedom of Choice™ Merchandise Choose to replace your travel bag with a toiletry bag, a worldwide travel adaptor, packing cells or a folding tote bag Freedom of Choice™ Savings

One night’s complimentary accommodation before or after your tour (select hotels)

See pages 106-107 for further information and conditions.



106 | GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS The following terms and conditions (‘Booking Conditions’) form the basis of your contract with Australian Pacific Touring (U.K.) Limited (‘APT’, ‘Travelmarvel by APT’, ‘Kimberley Wilderness Adventures’, ‘we’ or ‘our’, of First Floor, 5 Hill Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5BD, which is registered in England under company number 01662539. Please read them carefully as they set out your and our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions, that you agree to them and that you agree to them applying to your holiday arrangements that you book with us and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. References in these booking conditions to your ‘holiday package’ are references to the tour or cruise package you have booked with APT. References to ‘excursions’ are references to short trips or tours included or available as part of your holiday package. BEFORE YOU BOOK Prices – Deposits – Discounts – Payments The tour price will be confirmed to you at the time of booking. We endeavour to ensure that the most up to date and accurate prices are in our brochure and on our website. However, in the event that an incorrect price is advertised, due to an unfortunate error, we will endeavour to notify you at the time of the booking (if we are aware of the error at that time), or within seven days of the booking or as soon as reasonably practicable. We reserve the right to cancel the booking if you do not wish to accept the correct price applicable to your holiday. In such circumstances you will be given the choice of amending your booking to an alternative holiday. Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However, there will be no change within 30 days of your departure. We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel you must do so within 14 days from the date on your final invoice. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. Prices for tours in this brochure are based on exchange rates published in August 2016. For tours including international flights a £400 deposit per person is required within seven days of booking confirmation. For land only tours a £100 per person deposit is required within seven days of booking confirmation. For cruise holiday packages a £1,000 per person non-refundable deposit is required within seven days of booking. For TQ13/TQ13R tours, a £200 deposit per person is required within seven days of booking confirmation. For Kimberley Wilderness Adventures, a deposit of 10% of the tour price per person is required within seven days of receipt of booking confirmation. On Premium West Coast Australia tours an additional deposit will also be required when booking an El Questro upgrade, this will be advised at the time of booking. Deposit amounts may vary when booking a special offer and details will be advised at the time of booking. Air prices and taxes are subject to change and can only be confirmed once your deposit has been received. This will be mentioned at the time of booking. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure unless stated in the terms of a special offer. If APT is unable to confirm your booking, all monies will be refunded in full. APT reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by APT within the specified time. All fares are in British Pounds. Prices are per person, twin share (unless specified). Reasonable credit card surcharges apply. Travelling with Minors Children less than 12 years of age are not permitted on our holiday packages. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and share their room with an adult. We reserve the right to limit the number of children between the ages of 12 and 18 on board any tour. Included in Holiday Package Price As indicated in individual itineraries – all transport, accommodation, airfares when indicated on selected itineraries, airport transfers on the first and last day, sightseeing, specified excursions, meals, admissions, and the services of a Tour Director/Driver-Guide on tours where specified (if minimum numbers are not met, the Tour Director’s duties may be covered by a Driver Guide). Not Included in Our Holiday Package Price Airfares and airport taxes (unless stated), laundry, passport and visa fees, food not on the regular table d’hôte menu, drinks may or may not be included as indicated in your itinerary, excess baggage, fuel surcharges and optional excursions not specified in your itinerary. A Tour Director will not accompany guests on international flights, pre/post stays or stopover packages.

expectations it is important that you choose the right holiday package for you. Our brochures contain limited information, however, there is more information online at www.aptouring.co.uk and our qualified staff are available to discuss your options. Hotels In more remote places, hotel standards may not be quite as high as in major centres. APT endeavours to utilise the most suitable accommodation available in each destination to ensure passengers enjoy high levels of cleanliness, comfort and service. If a change is necessary for any reason, APT will endeavour to ensure that alternative accommodation is of an equivalent standard to that shown. Hotel rooms are generally not available for check-in before 3pm and require check-out by 10am. Twin or Double Rooms Accommodation in all hotels, regardless of the rating, is in standard rooms based on twin beds or a double bed unless otherwise stated. Triple Rooms Triple room prices are subject to availability and based on existing room sizes and hotel bedding (twin/double beds). Third bed will be a single roll-away. Triple room share is not available on Kimberley Wilderness Adventures. Solo Travellers A limited number of single rooms/suites/cabins may be available on request at the time of booking. Single rooms are usually smaller than standard twin or double rooms and often only have one single bed. Passengers Needing Special Assistance APT welcomes passengers with disabilities or special needs provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance. Any disability or medical condition requiring special attention must be reported to APT at the time of booking to ensure the tour you have chosen is suitable and meets your needs. . APT will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of mobility impaired passengers, but is not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, trains, restaurants or other independent suppliers, or for any additional associated expenses. Coaches and minibuses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. Not all cruise ships and decks have elevators, cabin doors and restrooms on cruise ships may not be wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on coaches, due to space limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the cruise ship is at anchor. APT is unable to provide individual assistance to any passenger for walking, dining, boarding or alighting coaches or other transportation vehicles or other personal needs. Health & Fitness A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on APT’s holiday packages. In some destinations and particularly in the Kimberley, there are extensive sightseeing excursions by foot, which include the climbing of stairs, walking over uneven surfaces and in some cases climbing over rocks and walking through shallow streams and rivers. Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches, ocean ships and trains. We recommend a visit to the doctor before travelling and consult with them regarding any vaccinations which may be required. It is your responsibility to advise APT of any preexisting medical conditions that may affect the normal conduct of a holiday package and the enjoyment of other passengers. A Health, Fitness & Mobility Checklist will be provided and requested to be completed at the time of booking if you advise of any health, illness or mobility issues. APT is not liable for any injury, illness or loss of enjoyment which could have been reasonably prevented had we been made aware of a pre-existing condition and been provided an opportunity to review it. We will not be responsible for any costs associated with the cancellation penalties or the return of passengers from a tour, and a refund for lost touring cannot be claimed. Visa & Passports You must have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date. You must consult with the appropriate consulates to ensure any applicable visa for countries visited have been obtained prior to departure. Meeting necessary passport and visa entry requirements and cost is your sole responsibility. APT is not responsible for delays or missed portions of your holiday package relating to incorrect travel documents. APT cannot obtain group visas on your behalf. At the time of printing the following applies: If travelling into New Zealand UK citizens do not require a visa. If travelling into Australia, all UK citizens must register for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to ensure eligibility to travel to Australia. There is a fee payable in conjunction with the ETA registration. Freedom of Choice™ & Signature Experiences Valid on Luxury tours only. Not included on Kimberley Wilderness Adventures. Minimum and maximum group numbers apply to some Freedom of Choice or Signature Experience inclusions. If your first choice of Freedom of Choice inclusion is unavailable you may be asked to choose an alternative. Other Special Offers Special Deals and Special Offers other than those advertised in the brochure may be promoted by APT after the brochure is released. These new special deals/offers do not apply to existing bookings unless otherwise stated. BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

Transfers at Your Destination Transfers are included on the first and last day of the booked holiday package or with APT booked pre/post tour accommodation at designated times. No refund will be given for any unused transfers. Transfers cannot be re-routed to other pick-up points or destinations. Passengers who miss the pre-booked transfers must make their own way to/from the hotel at their own expense.

Your Contract When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. A contract will exist as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. You will also be provided with an ATOL certificate (see clause Consumer Protection – ATOL for more information). This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English Law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. If your booking is made through a travel agent we will address all communications to that travel agent, who will act as agent for you in regard to all communications from us to you. When you buy a flight-based holiday, all monies you pay to the travel agent are held by the agent on behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times. This is subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail. If we fail, any money held at that time by the agent, or subsequently accepted from you by the agent, is and continues to be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us. When you buy a holiday not including a flight, all monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on our behalf at all times.

Choosing Your Holiday The holiday packages contained within this brochure are for departures between 1 January 2017 and 30 September 2018. To maximise your enjoyment of your APT holiday and to ensure that it lives up to your

Airfares Air travel is arranged with independent airlines. APT will arrange air travel as advertised in connection with your holiday package or otherwise arranged with APT. All airfares from London Heathrow are subject to flight and

Gratuities Tipping for hotel and restaurant staff is included in your tour price. Please note that tipping for individual purchases and for staff on APT tours is not included and is at your discretion. Tipping is not included on Kimberley Wilderness Adventures.

booking class availability. Once sold out surcharges may apply. Airport taxes vary for each departure point and routing of airline. Should you wish to amend the advertised flight itinerary to include additional stopovers, or departure dates other than those included in the package, this may attract a surcharge and/or increased deposit. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice. Once air tickets are issued, airline amendment and/or cancellation fees apply and, in some cases, are non-refundable. Name changes and voluntary date and schedule changes will incur fees. APT is not liable for delays or disruptions of air travel. Once tickets are issued APT will have no other liability and will not be responsible for refunding the cost of any services booked in conjunction with the flights. Please note that flights may be indirect and some airlines charge for luggage separately. Out of Date Range Flights If airlines have not published their schedule at the time this brochure was printed or at the time of booking, APT will estimate the cost of airfares connected with your holiday package. When the airline releases flight inventory and airfares, APT will confirm seats and pricing to you by sending you an updated invoice. Once flights have been confirmed by you or your travel agent and payment has been received APT will issue your ticket/s. Travel Insurance Travel Insurance is not included in your holiday package. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes (without limitation) coverage for the cost of your holiday package, medical expenses, loss of luggage, personal liability, delay, cancellation curtailment, impossibility of performance or other frustration, missed departure and legal expenses. Please note that special insurance may be required if you intend to participate in sports or activities that have been arranged independently of us. We will require proof of your insurance policy before commencing the tour. For Kimberley Wilderness Adventures, you are required to take out a policy out at the time of booking for all tours and ensure it covers for remote evacuations, which may be at a high cost. Travel Information and Documents After booking you will receive an invoice with all important information relevant to your holiday package. We strongly recommend you check the details carefully and read the included information. Please ensure that you check your flight timings carefully on your tickets, particularly early morning departures. Approximately 21 days before departure you will receive your ticket together with your final itinerary. However, in the case of late bookings, charges or late payment, tickets may be emailed to you. Special Requests Where a special request (e.g. diet, room location, twin or double-bedded room, a particular facility at a hotel, flight seat requests and/or particular meals) is an important factor in your choice of holiday, you must advise us when your booking is made. APT will pass your request onto the hotel, airline or other supplier but cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated. APT will also pass on any dietary requests to the airline. The provision of any special request does not constitute a term of your contract with us. Savings Offers Savings offers are available as indicated throughout itinerary pages. Offers are available until 28 February 2017 unless sold out prior. Offers apply to Australia tours departing from 1 April 2017 and for New Zealand tours departing from 1 October 2017 and may be withdrawn at any time. Only one offer per person applies and cannot be combined with any other offer, unless specified. Saving of £1,000 per couple based on TMUKNT36F departures from 26 September 2017 to 8 March 2018. IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY If you want to change any part of your holiday arrangements after the invoice has been issued, we will do our best to make the change, but it may not be possible. Any request for changes must be made in writing by the person who made the original booking, or his or her travel agent. If it is possible to make the change, it will be subject to an administration charge of £50 and payment of any further costs incurred as a result of the change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Cancellation Policy For all Luxury, Premium and flight inclusive Kimberley Wilderness holiday packages in this brochure, if you choose to cancel the following APT cancellation fees apply: Days of Notice: 100 days or more 99-61 days 60 days or less

Fee Per Person Loss of deposit 50% of Holiday Package price 100% of Holiday Package price

For all Kimberley Wilderness Adventures land only holiday packages in this brochure, if you choose to cancel the following APT cancellation fees apply: Days of Notice: 100 days or more 99-61 days 60-15 days 14 days or less

Fee Per Person Loss of deposit 20% of Holiday Package price 50% of Holiday Package price 100% of Holiday Package price

Applicable cancellation fees for flights purchased in conjunction with these tours, and not mentioned above, will be advised at the time of booking and details provided on your invoice. All cancellations must be received in writing by APT and are not effective until this notification has been received. If your holiday has commenced, 100% of the full holiday package price is charged. There is no refund for unused services or if portions of the holiday package are missed. Additional cancellation fees may also be charged in respect of accommodation reserved outside the holiday package dates. These cancellation fees are in addition to any fees that may be levied by APT and your travel agent. You acknowledge that the amounts estimated under the Cancellation Policy are reasonable and represent a genuine pre-estimate of APT’s loss and are otherwise reasonably necessary to protect the legitimate interests of APT. If you request changes after APT has issued your documents, APT may charge you an administration and processing fee of £50 per person in addition to any applicable cancellation fees. Cancellation of Airfares Scheduled airlines regard name changes and changes to departure dates as a cancellation and rebooking which may attract a cancellation fee. Applicable cancellation fees may amount to 100% of the airfare. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY Brochure Accuracy APT has endeavoured to ensure that the information given in this brochure about accommodation, itineraries etc., is correct to the best of its knowledge at the time of going to print. However, advertised descriptions, facilities and prices may change after publication. We recommend that you confirm the details of your chosen holiday package at the time of booking. Additionally flight times, hotels, carriers and routes in the brochure are given for guidance only as there may be changes. Final details will be shown on your tickets.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS | 107 Holiday packages or excursions itineraries may change or be different from those described in the brochure, or on the website, as a result of, by way of example but not limited to, local conditions, weather conditions, annual events or similar. APT can give no guarantee as to exact arrival and departure times for carriers and operators used on the cruise/tour. APT will endeavour to notify you of any significant changes prior to your departure. Flight Changes The flight timings shown in our brochure, on our website and detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are set by airlines and affected by events outside our control. Scheduled and charter flight timings, and days of operation are also subject to change. APT will advise you of any significant changes as soon as it is informed by the airline. Minor timing changes will be shown on your flight tickets. Any change in the identity of the airline, flight timings or aircraft type (if advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying any applicable cancellation fees except where specified in these booking conditions. Changes due to Weather Sometimes due to elements beyond APT’s control, it may be necessary to make alternations to your itinerary. A number of Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions are also weather dependent. Before Your Departure APT endeavours to provide you with all the services confirmed to you at the time of your booking. However, we plan arrangements a long time in advance of your departure date using independent suppliers such as airlines, hotels etc., over whom we have no direct control. A number of APT departure dates have been designated as guaranteed to depart on the date shown in the brochure. These tours will not be cancelled unless they fail to reach viable operating passenger numbers. On occasion changes do have to be made, and APT reserves the right to cancel or amend holiday packages/ excursions accordingly. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (if you choose an alternative which is more expensive you must pay the difference but we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Please note that carriers such as airlines used in the brochure may be subject to change. We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 100 days before your departure date, except for reasons of Force Majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. We may cancel your holiday before this date if, e.g., the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, of which you will be informed in writing (‘Low Bookings’). If your holiday is cancelled you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (if you choose an alternative which is more expensive you must pay the difference but we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). If we cancel or make a major change and you accept a refund, we will consider an appropriate refund of your travel insurance premiums if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Force Majeure Force Majeure means the occurrence of an event that is beyond APT’s reasonable control and which could not have been reasonably prevented by APT, which includes, but is not limited to: (a) war, armed conflict, criminal damage, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity or the threat of any such acts; (b) natural disaster (including, but not limited to, flooding, fire, earthquake, landslide), adverse weather conditions, high or low water levels; (c) nuclear or other industrial accident causing environmental pollution or contamination; or (d) change in law, meaning, enactment, amendment (including repeal) in the law or the law in any jurisdiction or territory relevant to the booking contract, which includes changes in statute, regulation, determination, by-law, declaration, license and the common law as applicable from time to time. Termination of Booking Contract or Change of Travel Arrangements due to Force Majeure If APT, in its reasonable opinion, considers that any Force Majeure event prevents APT (whether directly or through its employees, contractors, subcontractors and agents) from lawfully or safely providing any products or services the subject of the booking contract with you, APT may immediately by written notice: (a) terminate the booking contract (in whole or in part); or (b) change your travel arrangements as reasonably practicable to ensure your safety and invoice you for any additional costs. Limitation of Liability in the Event of Force Majeure In the event that APT cancels or changes your travel arrangements in any way due to a Force Majeure event, APT will not be liable to you in contract, tort, statute or restitution for any loss (including, but not limited to, loss of deposit or purchase price and loss of enjoyment), damage, costs, charges, expenses or injury resulting from or in connection with (whether directly or indirectly): (a) the cancellation or change to your travel arrangements; or (b) the Force Majeure event. APT is not liable to refund any part of the deposit or purchase price paid by you if APT subsequently changes or cancels your travel arrangements in connection with a Force Majeure event. Force Majeure events are unpredictable and beyond APT’s control. As you are required to purchase travel insurance to adequately protect yourself against these risks, your policy needs to respond to these risks. You acknowledge and accept that these terms are reasonably necessary to protect the legitimate interests of APT based on expected non-recoverable costs and expenses to be incurred by APT, including but not limited to overhead expenses and works or services performed personally by APT, leading up to the commencement of the holiday package, alternatively prior to the Force Majeure event. ON HOLIDAY Noise & Variations APT and our partners take reasonable steps to minimise noise and vibrations on cruise ships. You acknowledge and accept that some noise and vibration may be experienced on vessels that APT is not liable to you for any such noise or vibration. Local Purchases APT is not responsible for any items you may purchase locally i.e. jewellery/ furniture etc. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any import duty or freight costs. Personal Belongings & Lost Items For security reasons valuables should be kept to a minimum and packed in your hand luggage along with your medicines, camera, film, electrical or battery-operated appliances. It is your responsibility to look after your property at all times and you must ensure you are adequately covered by comprehensive travel insurance in the event of any loss.

Disruption to Itinerary Arrangements Itineraries are intended as a guide only and are subject to alteration without notice. Alternations may be necessary for various reasons including, without limitation, road, river or weather conditions, strikes or airline schedule changes, and other reasons beyond APT’s control. If conditions render any routes unsafe for navigation, APT reserves the right to provide alternative services including, but not limited to, accommodation on the docked ship or substitute land arrangements. Sometimes for reasons beyond our control, it may be necessary to make alterations to your itinerary. APT will not be liable for any direct or indirect costs that you incur as a result of any event or other factor beyond our control which necessitates a change in your itinerary. Additionally, you are not entitled to any refund for any alterations to your itinerary that are caused or contributed to by any flood or water levels or such other events which are beyond our control. Complaints If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and our representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at First Floor, Chalfont Court, 5 Hill Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5BD, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services as well as to our representative without delay and complete a report form whilst on holiday. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract. In the rare event of a dispute which cannot be settled amicably we can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of this contract. The scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. The upper limit on claims is £5,000 per person and £25,000 per booking form. The scheme doesn’t apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. It can however deal with claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your request for arbitration must be received by ABTA within 18 months of the date of return from holiday. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure and we have the option to agree to mediation. Please also see clause Consumer Protection – ABTA. GENERAL INFORMATION Data Protection Policy Any personal information (including sensitive information and health information) that APT obtains and retains from you or about you is necessary for our business purposes. Our Privacy Policy details why we collect this information, who we may disclose it to (including overseas recipients), and the main consequences if we do not collect it. Our Privacy Policy also contains information about how you may seek access to, or correction of, the personal information held about you, and our complaint resolution procedures. Our Privacy Policy is available at www.aptouring.co.uk/ privacy or by request to us. By providing personal or sensitive information to us, you are agreeing to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Limitation of Liability 1. APT agrees that the holiday arrangements it will make, perform or provide, as applicable, as part of the contract with you will be made, performed and provided, as applicable, with reasonable care and skill. We will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. We will only be responsible for what employees do or do not do if they were acting within the course of their employment and we will only be responsible for what agents or suppliers do or do not do if they were at that time carrying out work that we had asked them to do. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that reasonable care and skill has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. 2. Our suppliers (such as accommodation or transport providers) have their own booking conditions or conditions of carriage, and these conditions are binding between you and the supplier. Some of these conditions may limit or remove the relevant transport provider’s or other supplier’s liability to you. You can get copies of such conditions from our offices, (First Floor, Chalfont Court, 5 Hill Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5BD or 0800 012 6686) or the offices of the relevant supplier. 3. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices (First Floor, Chalfont Court, 5 Hill Avenue, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5BD or 0800 012 6686). Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out above. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted. NB this clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter into for excursions or activities whilst on holiday. 4. The optional excursions are not operated by or at the direction or on behalf of APT or its employees or agents or any other persons or companies associated with APT. By taking bookings for these cruises/tours, APT acts as each optional tour operator’s agent. 5. On cruises/tours including activities such as but not limited to trekking, quad biking, horse riding, electric bikes and swimming, passengers accept that there is a material element of risk involved. 6. In the event that you wish to make a claim or complaint against us, both the services that we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of the contract between you and us and the laws and regulations of the country in which the claim or complaint occurred will be taken into consideration in determining whether or not the services were properly provided. If the services provided comply with local laws and regulations, the services will be treated as having been properly provided, even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK, unless the claim or complaint relates to the failure to provide a safety feature which may cause a reasonable holiday maker to refuse the particular arrangements.

7. If you, or any member of your party have a medical condition or disability which may affect your cruise/tour, please tell us before you confirm your cruise/ tour booking so we are able to advise as to the suitability of your chosen arrangements. In any event, you must provide us with full details in writing at the time of booking. If we reasonably feel we are unable to properly accommodate particular needs of the person concerned, we reserve the right to decline the booking or ask for the person to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to them throughout their cruise/tour. No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of any representative of APT, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or whereby they become objectionable to other passengers, or they become a hazard to themselves or other passengers. APT will not be responsible for expenses resulting in such persons being precluded from completing the tour for any reason. 8. If, in the opinion of any representative of APT, your mental or physical condition, or general behaviour is such as to affect your own health and safety, render you incapable to care for yourself, cause you to became a hazard to yourself or other passengers or result in you becoming objectionable to other passengers or staff, you will not be permitted to embark or continue on the whole or any part of the holiday package. Abuse or harassment of any kind toward crew, contracted suppliers or other guests may result in immediate removal from the tour or cruise. APT is not liable to you for any costs associated with such decision and you will not be refunded for any part of the holiday package. Medical Assistance APT does not employ medical staff on our tours. If you require medical attention, local medical services can be contacted. You are responsible for all charges that result from visiting a medical facility, or for a medical practitioner visiting you. APT is not responsible for the type or quality of the medical services you may receive. Your Operators Premium Tours are operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT Group. Premium Red Centre tours are operated by AAT Kings. Seat Rotation Passengers rotate seats in the coach daily so everyone enjoys front and window seating. In fairness to all passengers, no exceptions can be made. Luggage Limits Each passenger is entitled to take one piece of luggage that does not exceed weight limit 20kg (44 pounds). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage. Airlines may impose excess baggage fees at time of check-in. For passengers travelling in Premium Economy, Business and First Class the luggage allowance will be advised at the time of booking. For Kimberley Wilderness Adventures, touring is in small 4WD vehicles with limited luggage capacity. Each passenger is requested to limit their luggage to one small/ medium soft bag or suitcase weighing no more than 16kg (35 pounds). Cameras, make up bag etc. should be carried separately. APT Club Details including the full range of benefits and conditions may be viewed on our website at www.aptouring.co.uk/APTClub/MemberBenefits. Smoking For other passengers’ comfort there is no smoking on coaches, cruise ships or in hotels, except in designated areas where available. Consumer Protection – ATOL The flight-inclusive tours in this brochure are ATOL protected. APT holds an Air Organisers License granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 6781. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you, and who to contact if things go wrong. We will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. For more information please visit www.atol.org.uk Consumer Protection – ABTA APT is also a member of ABTA with membership number V9080. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. APT has provided a bond to ABTA for the protection of monies paid to us in respect of package holidays that do not include flights. This protection follows the guidelines of the latest European legislation and complies fully with all legal requirements within the UK. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, please contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Telephone: 020 3117 0500 or visit: www.abta.com Maps Within This Publication Note that maps may not be to scale. Images Within This Publication Some images in this publication are copyright of, and have been reproduced with the permission of: Tranz Alpine Rail, Tourist Commisions of New Zealand/WA/NSW/Australia; iStock; Shutterstock; Dreamstime; Kiwi Rail; Peppers Bluewater Resort; Copthorne Hotels; Pullman Cairns International; Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney; Reef Magic; Daydream Island; Forgotton World Adventures; Singapore Airlines; Emirates; Qantas. Validity – Publication No. H4886 This publication is valid from October 2016 and supersedes all previous publications. Please refer to www.aptouring.co.uk for the correct itinerary. New Zealand itineraries are valid from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018. Queensland and Western Australia itineraries are valid from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. Tasmania itineraries are valid to 30 May 2017. Kimberley Wilderness Adventures are valid from 1 April 2017 to 31 October 2017. Itineraries before these dates may vary.

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