Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia
Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia
2 | NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA 2018/19 Why Choose Travel 2? As a leading specialist to the South Pacific, Travel2 creates inspiring travel experiences that enrich the soul. Our team has an extensive knowledge of escorted touring in New Zealand and Australia which is why we partner with APT, leading escorted tour specialists in the South Pacific. With Travel2 and APT, you’re travelling with experts. Inclusive Vacations, Unbeatable Value Our inclusive pricing lets you plan your vacation with no surprises. Your vacation price includes all accommodation, meals and sightseeing as specified.
The Best Touring Experiences Travel2 are pleased to offer a selection of the very best tours of New Zealand and Australia. No matter what your budget, you’ll find the very best value for money tour here. Tour Director And Driver On Escorted Tours All of our escorted group tours feature a local Tour Director and Driver who bring your tour to life with their knowledge and insightful commentary. There is simply no better way to see the sights than with a local guide, providing their unique insight into each destination as they showcase the beauty of their home.
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Travel2 recommends you speak with one of our preferred travel agents with the knowledge and experience to help plan a vacation that will live up to your dreams. Happy browsing and we look forward to helping you create unforgettable memories on your next South Pacific vacation! 2 | NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA 2019/20
NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA 2019/20 | 3 Diverse and breathtakingly beautiful. From golden beaches to snow-capped mountain peaks, harbourside cities to red-desert terrain, and more wilderness than can be imagined, we will show you New Zealand & Australia from every unforgettable angle. NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA 2019/20 | 3
4 | NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA 2019/20 New Zealand & Australia An unforgettable journey with APT. Our vacations throughout New Zealand & Australia have been crafted to provide the most insightful and diverse experience possible. Exploring these remarkable countries becomes effortless as you travel between majestic places in supreme comfort.
Dipping into the ocean and swimming with colourful marine life, strolling across shores bursting with native flora, watching cliffs rise skyward from the waters of Milford Sound... our extraordinary experiences not only indulge your curiosity, they enhance your discovery of each incredible destination. Delicious cuisine, included sightseeing, stunning accommodation and the highest levels of service – we have considered every last detail. Nothing compares to the fresh perspectives that await when you discover New Zealand & Australia with APT. Hobart Cradle Mountain TASMANIA Mission Beach Port Douglas Cairns Townsville Melbourne Adelaide Wilpena Pound Marree Coober Pedy William Creek Alice Springs Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta Uluru _ Katherine Darwin Kununurra El Questro Wilderness Park Mitchell Plateau Broome Geikie Gorge Bell Gorge Karijini National Park Perth Monkey Mia The Pinnacles Fitzroy Crossing Port Hedland Tom Price Exmouth QUEENSLAND WESTERN AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES VICTORIA NORTHERN TERRITORY SOUTH AUSTRALIA Nambung National Park Purnululu National Park Kalbarri National Park Kakadu National Park Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park AUSTRALIA N i n g a l o o R e e f Lake Torrens
NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA 2019/20 | 5 Contents TOURING WITH APT 6 NEW ZEALAND 20 AUSTRALIA 48 KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES 68 GENERAL INFORMATION 76 Sydney Hervey Bay Noosa Rockhampton Gold Coast Airlie Beach Hamilton Island Fraser Island AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY G r e a t B a r r i e r R e e f Waitomo Rotorua Taupo Auckland NEW ZEALAND Franz Josef Glacier Blenheim Picton Kaikoura Milford Sound Dunedin Te Anau Queenstown Lake Tekapo Mt Cook Christchurch Bay of Islands Napier Wellington Tongariro National Park Fiordland National Park Arthur’s Pass
BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERIENCE | 7 Benefit From Our Experience Family-Owned Since 1927 APT is a leading travel company with origins that date back more than 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 you gain local insight into every location we visit.
Our travel professionals use their expertise to perfect our itineraries and deliver inspiring holidays. Fully Inclusive & Guaranteed Our prices cover everything, including sightseeing, accommodation and meals as detailed in your itinerary; plus arrival and departure transfers, airport taxes and port charges. Customer Satisfaction We are extremely proud of the 98% satisfaction rating we receive from our travellers, and we are committed to maintaining it.
Award-Winning Touring Among many awards and accolades, APT is proud to have gained regular recognition from the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. APT has been voted Best Domestic Tour Operator from 2012 to 2016 and 2018, Best International Tour Operator in 2014 and 2015, as well as Best River Cruise Operator between 2015 and 2018. This is proof that when you travel with APT, you’re travelling with the very best. Peace of Mind You will always enjoy complete peace of mind when you book with us, allowing you a stress-free holiday. APT are registered members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), the California Seller of Travel program, and Consumer Protection BC Canada.
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 19 for further details.
8 | CHOOSE YOUR DREAM VACATION Choose Your Dream Vacation At APT, we offer a choice of touring styles to suit different tastes. Premier Escorted Vacations & Small Group Journeys Our Premier Escorted Vacations take care of every detail from the very moment you book your vacation. You’ll enjoy superb accommodation, unforgettable culinary experiences, enriching sightseeing and exceptional service. Our Small Group Journeys feature authentic experiences and boutique hotel stays, travelling with a maximum of just 20 guests. It is the detail, however, that tell the real story. Enjoy added extras such as view rooms in key locations and a comprehensive range of included sightseeing covering all the iconic highlights, as well as the lesser-known attractions unique to each region.
Best of all, there are no hidden extras. Enjoy a varied range of Signature Experiences, as well as our Freedom of Choice concept, which allows you to tailor your sightseeing and dining options at no additional cost. Value-Plus Escorted Vacations Offering superior comfort at a price that represents outstanding value, our Value-Plus Escorted Vacations provide the perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time. Enjoy included sightseeing, accommodation in central locations and quality meals, all delivered with exceptional service. Plus, with a collection of unique special 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 experiences are included during your journey, you are guaranteed that there will always be ample leisure time for you to further explore at your own pace. Our Value-Plus Escorted Vacations are operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT Travel Group.