Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

EscortedTouring NewZealandandAustralia 2019-2020

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.

Your Travel Agent Travel2 believes that a truly great vacation starts with the help of a professional travel agent.

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

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

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

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

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

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

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

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

6 | BENEFIT FROM OUR EXPERIENCE

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

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.

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

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.

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

CHOOSE YOUR DREAM VACATION | 9 Clockwise from top left: We look after you from the very moment you book your vacation. See breathtaking Mitchell Falls on a remote Kimberley 4WD adventure. Discover the iconic monuments of Sydney, including its famed Opera House. Kimberley & Outback Wilderness Adventures From jaw-dropping scenery, amazing wildlife and Indigenous culture, let your senses run wild in the Kimberley. You’ll be left speechless one day, then a storyteller the next. From the historic Gibb River Road to the striking Bungle Bungle Range, the Kimberley is as diverse as it is unique. Embark on an epic 4WD journey through some of Australia’s most remote landscapes and be captivated at every turn.

Hike through spectacular gorges; discover ancient rock art; and soak in stunning thermal pools. Along the way, stay at the region’s best stations and resorts, as well as APT’s exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges. Perhaps continue further through Kakadu National Park, cruise Katherine Gorge and discover the spiritual heartland of Arnhem Land.

Escorted Touring - New Zealand and Australia

10 | SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES ignature Experiences Venture into a world of unique moments. Once-in-a-Lifetime Moments An included feature on all Premier tours, our Signature Experiences represent once-in-a-lifetime moments that no amount of words or pictures could adequately describe. Look For This Logo Throughout itineraries, Signature Experiences are presented in bold, coloured text and are highlighted by this logo.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ INCLUSIONS | 11 Clockwise from top left: Visit New Zealand’s most significant historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Cruise Milford Sound and discover the majesty of this South Island icon. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s most beautiful rail journeys. Freedom of Choice™ Inclusions  Personalise your vacation with a choice of included sightseeing and dining options. On our Premier tours, in many locations you can personalise your journey thanks to the choice of sightseeing and dining experiences on offer. What’s more, they are all included at no additional cost.

For example, in Queenstown you can visit key filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy or taste the region's famous wines on a wine tour. Thrill-seekers will love the Shotover jet boat ride, a Dart River safari or an adventure into Skippers Canyon. More leisurely options include cycling through the high country or a cruise on Lake Wakatipu. See pages 76-79 for a comprehensive list of all available Freedom of Choice Inclusions on our Premier tours. Freedom of Choice Inclusions are not available on our Value-Plus tours.

12 | VALUE-PLUS INSIDER EXPERIENCES Value-Plus Insider Experiences Explore the heart and soul of each destination through authentic local experiences.

Embrace The Incredible Wonders of New Zealand & Australia On all Value-Plus 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 culture, take in sights of incredible natural wonders, and come face-to-face with stunning wildlife, all at no extra cost.

VALUE-PLUS INSIDER EXPERIENCES | 13 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 Value-Plus 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 dolphins and admire the scenery, including the famous Hole in the Rock (conditions permitting). Stay overlooking the cerulean shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort.

With architecture that echoes the spectacular surrounds, the inexhaustible 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 Reef Magic’s activity platform, where you’ll enjoy hours viewing coral and marine life. Amid the vast expanses of Australia’s Red Centre, a magical exploration of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park culminates with sunset drinks over the rugged landscape. Look For This Logo Throughout itineraries, Insider Experiences are presented in bold, coloured text and are highlighted by this logo.

Clockwise from top left: Reach the spiritual heart of Australia in the Red Centre. Spend the day exploring the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Stay near the shores of Lake Tekapo at Peppers Bluewater Resort.

14 | PREMIER HOTELS Premier Hotels Stay in some of New Zealand's leading properties on our Premier tours, hand-picked for their distinctive character, unrivalled personal 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’ll 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 West Coast rainforest. Copthorne Hotel & 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 featuring 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.

BOUTIQUE HOTELS | 15 Clockwise from top left: Surrender to boutique accommodation in the Hawke's Bay wine region at Porters Hotel. Draw back the curtains to views 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.

Boutique Hotels On a Small Group Journey, stay in authentic hotels designed to reflect each destination. Porters Hotel, Hawke's Bay On New Zealand's North Island, Porters Boutique Hotel offers unique accommodation. This charming boutique hotel is nestled in the heart of the quaint Havelock North village and surrounded by the majestic hills of Hawke’s Bay. Marlborough Vintners Hotel Set in the heart of New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region, Marlborough Vintners Hotel offers the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring. Savour fine-dining experiences with fresh, locally-sourced produce paired with the regions finest wines.

16 | VALUE-PLUS HOTELS Value-Plus Hotels Hotels selected for our Value-Plus tours exude an authentic regional charm and are perfectly positioned in central or unique locations. Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo The breathtaking surrounds, waterfront location, innovative architecture and light, airy guest rooms at Peppers Bluewater Resort make for a truly memorable stay. It’s 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 stroll from Queenstown’s centre, make the most of all that this iconic resort-town has to offer. Hamilton Island Enjoy a wondrous two-night stay on Hamilton Island, located within the idyllic Whitsunday archipelago on the tropical coast of Queensland. From pristine white beaches to a kaleidoscope of coral within the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef, it invites relaxation while also offering plenty of activities for the more adventurous. PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney Set on the edge of Sydney's Central Business District, the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour acts as a superb gateway to the city's most popular sights and attractions.

With a contemporary interior, state-of-the-art facilities and authentic Australian hospitality, it's a wonderful place to unwind after a day out exploring.

VALUE-PLUS HOTELS | 17 Clockwise from top: Watch the sky melt into the glacial waters of Lake Tekapo from Peppers Bluewater Resort. Surrender to the tropical Whitsunday paradise of Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Stay in the heart of Sydney at the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour.

18 | UNFORGETTABLE VACATION INCLUSIONS Exceptional Service Guaranteed Be guided by the best in the business To help you feel at home whenever you travel with us, there’s a friendly face awaiting you at the airport, and an APT Tour Director and Driver with you throughout the journey to make sure the adventure runs smoothly.

Cultural Touring & National Parks Where unique traditions meet incredible landscapes Immerse yourself in the distinct culture with a range of included experiences such as a traditional Hangi Feast. It also wouldn’t be a true New Zealand or Australian adventure without visiting their National Parks, offering slices of paradise along the way. APT Concierge App Live like a local – travel like a pro With our new personal APT Concierge app – exclusive to APT guests, you’ll enjoy your vacation, your way. With interactive maps, personalised information, real-time updates, currency converter, weather and world times, you'll feel prepared wherever you go.

Luxury Coaches Stay comfortable and connected on the road The coaches used by APT are among the safest of their kind. They also offer impressive amenities including reclining seats, restroom facilities and Wi-Fi access on board to ensure the utmost comfort and enjoyment during your adventure.

Unforgettable Vacation Inclusions APT’s hassle-free holiday lifestyle grants you the freedom to leave the everyday behind, to indulge your whims, and to live the extraordinary now.

SPECIAL OFFERS | 19 Special Offers Save More When You Become a Club Member! From the moment you book your first vacation of seven days or more, we welcome you to the APT Club. Membership will entitle you to further savings on future tours and to a night’s complimentary accommodation.# Extra Tour Discount* SAVE $100* PER COUPLE APT will reward you when you book more than one tour from this brochure at the same time.

For your second or subsequent tour, you’ll save $100 per couple or $50 per person.

Solo Travellers Save! SAVE UP TO $2,550* PER PERSON If you’re happy to share a room with a solo traveller of the same gender, you won’t pay a supplement. If we then can’t find you a room-mate, we’ll give you a single room at no extra cost. Valid on all Value-Plus tours, except Kimberley Coast Cruise (TWCE12). Not valid on Premier Escorted or Kimberley and Outback Wilderness adventures. SuperDeal Savings – Book Early, Pay Now & Save! Book now for travel in 2019/20 and save when you book and pay early. SAVE 10%* Save 10%* if you book and pay in full 12 months before your tour departure date*.

SAVE 7.5%* Save 7.5%* if you book and pay in full 10 months before your tour departure date*. SAVE 5%* Save 5%* if you book and pay in full 6 months before your tour departure date*. Earlybird Savings Book your dream vacation early and you will enjoy great savings on Premier and Value-Plus Escorted Vacations of New Zealand & Australia. Book and pay deposit by 31 March 2019. SAVEUP TO $800* PER COUPLE Valid for all itineraries SAVEUP TO $1,275* 50% OFF SOLO SUPPLEMENT Valid for all itineraries *Discounts shown apply to APT escorted vacations, Premier or Value-Plus escorted vacations and to Kimberley Wilderness Adventures as shown in this brochure.

They do not apply to Pre and Post Accommodation. All savings shown are per couple (except Solo Travellers offer) and based on twin share travel 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2020. Early Booking offers are applicable for New Zealand tour departures from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2020 and for Australian tour departures from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Earlybird and SuperDeal Savings discounts may not be combined. SuperDeal Savings are not valid for Kimberley and Outback Wilderness itineraries. All offers subject to availability at time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. Earlybird Savings – book and pay your deposit by 31 March 2019.

Earlybird Savings based on Value-Plus Escorted Vacation tour TWN18. 50% off Solo Supplement based on Value-Plus Escorted Vacation tour TMAUS15. Solo Travellers save up to $2,550 based on Value-Plus Escorted Vacation tour TMAUS15. A supplement applies on the Grand Australian Discovery Tour (TQC17). # Applicable to Platinum membership: for further information, see our website at www.aptouring.com/APTClub.

20 | NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND | 21 New Zealand From rolling green hills with sprawling vineyards to glacial lakes and exuberant cities, adventure is at the heart of this sublime country. Gloriously uncrowded, New Zealand allows its spectacular landscapes to take centre stage. See snow-capped alps, tranquil fiords and luscious rainforests. Visit river-laced lowlands, towering volcanoes and pristine beaches. Studded between these wilderness areas are cities sporting first-class eateries and architectural marvels. By nature, New Zealand is both a peaceful haven and a playground for the adventurous.

So join us and experience the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ for yourself. PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS & SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS New Zealand Wonderland – 18 Days 22 New Zealand Highlighter – 14 Days  26 Scenic Sights – 12 Days  28 Southern Tourer – 9 Days  30 Great Northerner – 10 Days 31 New Zealand Experience – 18 Days  32 Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience – 16 Days  36 North Island Wonders (Small Group Journey) – 13 Days  38 South Island Sensation (Small Group Journey) – 12 Days  40 VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS New Zealand Getaway/Discoverer – 16 Days/13 Days  42 Southern Escape – 10 Days 

46 Northern Explorer – 8 Days  47

KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel, where you will have the evening at leisure. Two Night Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. Day 2. Auckland. Perhaps cruise on Waitemata Harbour; head off on a Waiheke Island wine and olive tasting tour; explore the Auckland Museum; get up close to marine life at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium; set off into the Waitakere Rainforest. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers as you savour dinner.BD Day 3. Auckland, Bay of Islands.

Cross Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and travel along the Hibiscus Coast. Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum, then continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the original treaty between the British and Māori people was signed. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views.  BD Day 4. Bay of Islands. Perhaps take a day tour to Cape Reinga, or experience life on the high seas aboard a tall ship. Alternatively, embark on a dolphin-watching adventure or take a mini-tour of Russell.  B Day 5. Bay of Islands, Auckland.

Embark on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Meander through the inner islands, admiring rocky outcrops, then spend some time in a secluded bay. Back at your hotel in Auckland tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner with New Zealand produce. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.BD Day 6. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Discover this natural wonder on a guided tour, before continuing to Rotorua. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hāngī Feast and cultural performance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua, overlooking Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.

 BD Day 7. Rotorua. Choose your sightseeing 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; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies, or embark on a relaxing Redwood Treewalk with a Māori guide. This evening is yours at leisure. B Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures New Zealand Wonderland 18 Day Journey Auckland to Christchurch PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Known as the Birthplace of a Nation, discover New Zealand’s most historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Visit the ceremonial War Canoe in the Māori Meeting House and admire the carvings representing various tribes. Experience the romance of rail travel aboard the TranzAlpine train on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Admire ever-changing landscapes and spectacular gorges as you journey through the famous Southern Alps. Delight in the authentic flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the finest local artisan produce of the region such as venison and salmon. AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY Experience a fabulous stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, nestled deep within the lush rainforests of Franz Josef Glacier at one of the region’s most impressive luxury destinations.

22 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION On Day 7, you can experience New Zealand hospitality at its most charming on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation. From $35 per person, twin share.

NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND | 23 Day 8. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway and 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 to Wellington in time for dinner.

Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD Day 9. Wellington. After breakfast, set off on a sightseeing tour taking you to Wellington’s best-loved landmarks and sights. Afterwards, the rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore the wonders of this cosmopolitan city.  B Day 10. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and through Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to the coast as you head for the quaint fishing town of Kaikoura. Continue travelling along the central east coast to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.  BD Day 11. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier.

Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika. Here, see pounamu (jade) being carved into pieces of jewellery. Continue to Franz Josef, where you will take in the dramatic terrain and surrounds of the Franz Josef Glacier. Arrive later at your luxury eco-resort in time for a delicious four-course dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Perhaps spot dolphins during a Bay of Islands cruise Feel the rush of thundering Huka Falls

Day 12. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown.

Skirt alongside the Haast River Valley on your way to Queenstown, the country’s ‘adventure capital’. Tonight, choose from four dining options. Sample the freshest South Island produce at a Queenstown brewery, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a fantastic cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. BD Day 13. Queenstown. Choose your included sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the Dart River.

A tour of the country’s premier wine-producing region is a tempting option. Other activities you may choose from include a Station 2 Station Cycle Trail bike ride along the tranquil country roads at Lake Wakatipu or a leisurely cruise over the waters of the lake. B Day 14. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Journey along the Milford Road into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Keep your camera 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. Continue to Milford Sound, where you’ll enjoy a cruise that explores the full length of this pristine fiord.

Afterwards, arrive at the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Tonight, enjoy local authentic flavours with a special Taste of Fiordland Dinner.

Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Day 15. Te Anau, Dunedin. Travel to Dunedin on the island’s east coast, a city known as the Edinburgh of the south. This afternoon, choose your sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit Olveston House, or head to Dunedin’s railway station and board the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer might like to tour Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, nature lovers can either visit an albatross colony, or take a wildlife tour while admiring the sweeping Otago Peninsula. Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin. 

BD Day 16. 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 included sightseeing activity. Perhaps visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, including 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 17. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Leaving the snow-capped peaks of Mt Cook behind, travel to Lake Tekapo. Here, you’ll pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Built of locally gathered stone and oak, this charming church was erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region.

Later, travel through delightful scenery along Burkes Pass to Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a tantalising Farewell Dinner at your hotel. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. BD Those feeling adventurous should embark on an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Admire the quintessential alpine landscapes of stunning Te Anau 24 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS

NEW ZEALAND WONDERLAND | 25 Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations 17 breakfasts (B) and 12 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience Day 18. Depart Christchurch. After breakfast, your spectacular vacation draws to a conclusion. Bid farewell to your new-found friends and then be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.B Milford Sound AUCKLAND Bay of Islands Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Oamaru Kaikoura Hokitika Haast Picton Taupo Waitomo NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No.

of Nights Stay 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 18 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC18I) 18 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC18I) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller 2020 Twin Share Solo Traveller Jan. 5, 19, 25; Feb. 9, 16, 20, 25. $6,995 $9,245 Jan. 3, 10, 24, 31. $7,195 $9,595 Mar. 2, 9, 27. $6,995 $9,245 Feb. 7, 14, 18, 21, 28. $7,195 $9,595 Apr. 6, 20. $6,695 $8,895 Mar. 3, 13, 20. $7,195 $9,595 May 11; Aug. 31. $6,395 $8,545 Apr. 3, 24. $6,895 $9,245 Sept. 14, 28. $6,695 $8,895 May 8. $6,595 $8,895 Oct. 4, 18, 25. $7,195 $9,595 July 31. $6,595 $8,895 Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec.

6, 20. $7,195 $9,595 Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. $6,895 $9,245 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 4 2019 – Sept. 25 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCC17) – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for terms and conditions.

A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Immerse yourself in Māori culture at a Hāngī Feast in Rotorua. Experience the warmth of Māori hospitality as you also learn about ceremonial rituals and be treated to a powerful performance. Immerse yourself in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and discover where Sir Edmund Hillary developed his climbing skills in preparation for his conquest of Everest. Delight in the authentic flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland Dinner, showcasing the finest local artisan produce of the region such as venison and salmon. KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner 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.D Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to the Waitomo Caves, then continue to Rotorua and enjoy a Māori Hāngī Feast and cultural performance. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua. BD Day 3. Rotorua.

Choose from the Redwood Treewalk; an eco-thermal tour; a visit to Hobbiton; or an iconic Rotorua tour with a kiwi encounter. Ask about our country homestay option. B Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway and gaze out over Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Cross the volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park to Wellington. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington.BD Day 5. Wellington. Set off on a tour taking you to a selection of the city’s landmarks, including the Museum of New Zealand – Te Papa Tongarewa. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

B Day 6.

Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait and on to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel via Marlborough and Kaikoura to Christchurch.

Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel. BD Day 7. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Take a journey aboard the TranzAlpine train. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and continue to Hokitika. Onwards, view the superb scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Tonight at your luxury eco-resort, enjoy a superb four-course dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Travel along the rugged west coast to Queenstown. Tonight, choose where to dine. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside.

BD Day 9. Queenstown. Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.

Options include a visit to several local sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Thrill-seekers may enjoy an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet Boat, a Skippers Canyon adventure, or a river safari along the Dart River. Otherwise, set out on a winery tour. B 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’ll sample the flavours of the South Island during a Taste of Fiordland dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Experience the magnificent Aoraki Mount Cook National Park New Zealand Highlighter 14 Day Journey Auckland to Christchurch PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT During a Milford Sound cruise, relish the extraordinary landscapes and diverse scenery as you cruise through one of New Zealand’s most beautiful natural wilderness areas.

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NEW ZEALAND HIGHLIGHTER | 27 Day 11. Te Anau, Dunedin. Travel to Dunedin and choose your activity, including choices of Olveston House or the Taieri Gorge Railway. Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin.BD Day 12. Dunedin, Mt Cook. View the Moeraki Boulders, then continue to Mt Cook National Park, where you can choose your sightseeing activity. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.  BD Day 13. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Travel to Lake Tekapo to visit the Church of the Good Shepherd, then head to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. BD Day 14. Depart Christchurch. Transfer to the airport for your flight.B Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations 13 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience Milford Sound AUCKLAND Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Kaikoura Haast Picton Taupo Waitomo NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No.

of Nights Stay 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 COMMENCE IN THE BRILLIANT BAY OF ISLANDS Explore the Bay of Islands on a cruise and uncover the beautiful inner islands, incredible marine life and Māori culture. Includes three nights in Auckland and two nights in the Bay of Islands. Tour code: NCCB6. Speak to your travel consultant for itinerary details, dates and prices. 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14) 14 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCA14) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller 2020 Twin Share Solo Traveller Jan. 8, 22, 28; Feb. 12, 19, 23, 28. $5,995 $7,895 Jan.

7, 14, 28. $5,995 $7,895 Mar. 5, 12, 30. $5,995 $7,895 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 22, 25. $5,995 $7,895 Apr. 9, 23. $5,795 $7,645 Mar. 3, 7, 17, 24. $5,995 $7,895 May 14; Sept. 3. $5,595 $7,395 Apr. 7, 28. $5,795 $7,645 Sept. 17; Oct. 1. $5,795 $7,645 May 12; Aug. 4. $5,595 $7,395 Oct. 8, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 24. $5,995 $7,895 Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29. $5,795 $7,645 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 8 2019 – Sept. 29 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCA14) – please enquire for details.

Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Immerse yourself in Māori culture at a Hāngī Feast in Rotorua. Experience the warmth of Māori hospitality as you also learn about ceremonial rituals and be treated to a powerful performance. On one of the most scenic journeys in the world, board the Interislander ferry for a remarkable glide from Wellington to Picton through the picturesque Marlborough Sounds. Only a cruise through Milford Sound explores the range from such a unique perspective. Uncover spectacular waters, broken by towering falls at all angles. Monstrous peaks rise from the surface, stretching for the sky above.

KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Today, choose from a range of sightseeing options. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland.D Day 2. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Take a silent boat ride through a mystical grotto before continuing to Rotorua. This evening you’ll be treated to a traditional Māori Hāngī Feast and a cultural performance of song and dance.

Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Holiday Inn.  BD Day 3. Rotorua.

In Rotorua, perhaps visit the Agrodome; explore the Redwood Treewalk with a Māori guide; join an eco-thermal tour; or visit the set of ‘Hobbiton’. Ask about our country homestay option. B Day 4. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway through the heart of the North Island. See Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, then cross Tongariro National Park to Wellington. This evening, savour a tantalising dinner. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington.BD Day 5. Wellington. Discover the city’s beloved landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to gain a fresh perspective on this coastal city.

 B Day 6. Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across Cook Strait through to Picton. Rejoin your coach and travel to Kaikoura, then continue to beautiful Christchurch through the Marlborough region. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.  BD Day 7. TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for New Zealand’s greatest rail adventure. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and journey to Hokitika. Continue into Westland National Park and take in the dramatic scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Later, check in to your luxury eco-resort and savour a four-course dinner.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 8. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Travel alongside the Haast River Valley on your way to Queenstown. Tonight, choose to dine at a Queenstown brewery, or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant.

Three Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. BD Day 9. Queenstown. Perhaps enjoy a Station 2 Station cycle tour or take a jet boat ride. Other options are also available. B Enjoy a stunning full length cruise along Milford Sound Scenic Sights 9 Day Escorted Journey & 3 Day Independent Tour Auckland to Christchurch PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION AN UNFORGETTABLE TRAIN The TranzAlpine train allows you to experience the joy of rail travel. Set off on one of the world’s greatest scenic journeys through New Zealand’s glorious Southern Alps.

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SCENIC SIGHTS | 29 PLEASE NOTE: Days 10-12 are Independent Touring.

Join local guides on day tours as per the itinerary. Day 10. Milford Sound, Queenstown. Follow The Remarkables mountain range to Fiordland National Park. On arrival, cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound. Return to Queenstown this evening. B Day 11. Queenstown, Christchurch. Enter Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and admire Mt Cook. Travel to Lake Tekapo and pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. This church was erected as a tribute to the early pioneers of the region. Stay: Christchurch, Commodore Hotel.

B Day 12. Depart Christchurch. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations 11 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience AUCKLAND Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Kaikoura Haast Picton Taupo Waitomo NEW ZEALAND Coach Independent Touring Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No.

of Nights Stay 1 2 2 2 1 Milford Sound 3 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12) 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCH12) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller 2020 Twin Share Solo Traveller Jan. 8, 22, 28; Feb. 12, 19, 23, 28. $5,195 $6,845 Jan. 7, 14, 28. $5,195 $6,845 Mar. 5, 12, 30. $5,195 $6,845 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 22, 25. $5,195 $6,845 Apr. 9, 23. $4,995 $6,595 Mar. 3, 7, 17, 24. $5,195 $6,845 May 14; Sept. 3. $4,795 $6,345 Apr. 7, 28. $4,995 $6,595 Sept. 17; Oct. 1. $4,995 $6,595 May 12; Aug. 4. $4,795 $6,345 Oct. 8, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10, 24.

$5,195 $6,845 Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29. $4,995 $6,595 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 8 2019 – Sept. 29 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCH12) – please enquire for details. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

30 | SOUTHERN TOURER Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations 8 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D) Tour Director and local guides Arrival and departure transfers in New Zealand and porterage KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Christchurch. Arrive in Christchurch and be met at the airport. Tonight, enjoy 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.

Continue to Franz Josef and take in the scenery of Franz Josef Glacier. Enjoy a four-course dinner at your luxury eco-resort this evening. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 3. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Travel alongside the Haast River Valley to Queenstown and choose where to dine. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside. BD Day 4. Queenstown. Choose your preferred activity from a diverse range of active and gentle options.B Day 5. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Cruise the full length of pristine Milford Sound. Later, travel to the lakeside town of Te Anau.

Enjoy the Taste of Fiordland Dinner. Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. BD Day 6. Te Anau, Dunedin.

Travel to Dunedin and choose your preferred sightseeing activity. Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin.BD Day 7. Dunedin, Mt Cook. Enter Mt Cook National Park and admire Mt Cook. Here, choose your activity. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel.  BD Day 8. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch. Travel to Christchurch for a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. BD Day 9. Depart Christchurch. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.B Southern Tourer 9 Day Journey Christchurch Return PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION Milford Sound CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Haast NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No.

of Nights Stay 2 1 1 2 1 1 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 9 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCC09) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 2, 17, 24, 28; Mar. 5, 10, 17; Apr. 4. $3,995 $5,195 Apr. 14, 28. $3,845 $4,995 May 19; Sept. 8. $3,695 $4,795 Sept. 22; Oct. 6. $3,845 $4,995 Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 8, 15, 29. $3,995 $5,245 2020 Jan. 12, 19; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, 27; Mar. 1, 8, 12, 22, 29. $3,995 $5,245 Apr. 12; May 3. $3,845 $5,045 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price.

Itinerary effective Oct. 13 2019 – May 3 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCC09) – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

GREAT NORTHERNER | 31 Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations 9 breakfasts (B) and 5 dinners (D) Tour Director and local guides Arrival and departure transfers in New Zealand and porterage KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Arrive in Auckland and transfer to your hotel. Two Night Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. 

Day 2. Auckland. Select your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activity from a wide range of options.  BD Day 3. Auckland, Bay of Islands.

Stop at Matakohe’s Kauri Museum then continue to the stunning Bay of Islands and visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, in a room with harbour views. BD Day 4. Bay of Islands.

Choose how you would like to explore the region with your preferred activity.B Day 5. 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. Tonight, enjoy a Pacific-themed dinner. Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. BD Day 6. Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Continue to Rotorua and immerse yourself in Māori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hāngī Feast and be treated to a powerful performance.

Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua.  BD Day 7. Rotorua.

Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.

Ask about our country homestay option. B Day 8. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway. Visit Huka Falls and Lake Taupo, before travelling across Tongariro National Park to Wellington. Two Night Stay: InterContinental Wellington.BD Day 9. Wellington. Set off on a tour, including Te Papa Tongarewa. Then, enjoy the day at leisure.  B Day 10. Depart Wellington. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.B Great Northerner 10 Day Journey Auckland to Wellington PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION AUCKLAND Bay of Islands WELLINGTON Rotorua Tongariro National Park Waitomo Caves 2 3 2 2 NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise National Park No.

of Nights Stay 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 10 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NCW10) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller Jan. 5, 19, 25; Feb. 9, 16, 20, 25; Mar. 2, 9, 27. $3,595 $4,745 Apr. 6, 20. $3,445 $4,545 May 11; Aug. 31. $3,295 $4,345 Sept. 14, 28. $3,445 $4,545 Oct. 4, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6, 20. $3,795 $5,095 2020 Jan. 3, 10, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 18, 21, 28; Mar. 3, 13, 20. $3,795 $5,095 Apr. 3, 24. $3,645 $4,895 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct.

4 2019 – Apr. 24 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NCW09) – please enquire for details. Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Experience the romance of rail travel aboard the TranzAlpine train on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Admire ever-changing landscapes and spectacular gorges as you journey through the famous Southern Alps. Showcasing New Zealand’s finest cuisine, surrender your taste buds to a three-course dining experience. Each local delicacy on the tantalising menu is perfectly paired with a glass of wine from the Marlborough region. Step back in time to 1931 as you immerse yourself in Napier’s historic Art Deco surrounds on a fascinating guided tour.

This town is sure to delight you with its quaint charm. KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Christchurch. On arrival, be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy Welcome Drinks and Dinner tonight.

Stay: Rydges Latimer Christchurch. D Day 2. 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. This afternoon, personalise your time in Mt Cook with our range of Freedom of Choice activities. Perhaps explore the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre along with 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 the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake. Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel, in a room with alpine views. BD Day 3. 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 4. Dunedin, Te Anau.

You may choose to tour Olveston House, or take a lovely ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway. Those who enjoy a beer may choose to visit Speight’s Brewery. Alternatively, either discover an albatross colony, or take a nature tour along the spectacular Otago Peninsula. Later, absorb the breathtaking scenery as you travel to the lakeside settlement of Te Anau. Two Night Stay: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas.

BD Day 5. 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 picturesque wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound; or take a jet boat ride along the Upper Waiau River.

The remainder of the afternoon is left free for you to explore Te Anau at your own pace. B Day 6. 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 pristine fiord deep within Fiordland National Park. Afterwards, arrive in Queenstown for dinner.

Three Night Stay: Queenstown, Millennium Hotel or similar.  BD Discover the fairytale setting of Queenstown New Zealand Experience 18 Day Journey Christchurch to Auckland PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY The Hermitage Hotel boasts an enviable location at the base of snow-capped Mt Cook. Experience perfectly designed accommodation that guarantees sensational alpine vistas from your room. 32 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS NEW TOUR

NEW ZEALAND EXPERIENCE | 33 Day 7. Queenstown. 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 Safari of the Scenes tour.

Others may prefer a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, a tranquil bike ride through the surrounding countryside, or a delicious wine tour. Later, select your preferred dining experience at one of Queenstown’s finest restaurants for your Freedom of Choice Dining evening.BD Day 8. Queenstown.

Immerse yourself in beautiful Queenstown with a full day at leisure. You may like to take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil shores of Lake Wakatipu, or take part in the thrill of a lifetime in this adventurous city. 

B Day 9. Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier. Skirt the shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea. Cross Haast Pass into Westland Tai Poutini National Park, home to Franz Josef Glacier. Check in to your eco-resort, before savouring a four-course dinner. Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Day 10. 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 Visit New Zealand’s unique wildlife at the Agrodome Immerse yourself in picture-perfect Te Anau

Day 11. Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim. Follow the east coast to Kaikoura. Later, traverse the Marlborough region to Blenheim, where you will savour New Zealand’s finest flavours with a Highlights of Marlborough Dinner. Each dish showcases superb local artisan produce, with each dish perfectly paired to wines from this stunning region. Two Night Stay: Blenheim, Scenic Hotel Marlborough.

BD Day 12. Blenheim. Perhaps embark on a tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, enjoy the sheer beauty of Marlborough Sounds during a greenshell mussel cruise, or choose to visit some of region’s best wineries.

 B Day 13. Blenheim, Wellington. Cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry, taking in the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte Sounds. This afternoon, take part in a city sights tour of Wellington, before enjoying dinner in the evening. Stay: InterContinental Wellington. BD Day 14. Wellington, Napier. Drive through the Rimutaka Ranges en route to Napier. On arrival, tour the city on an Art Deco tour.

Stay: Napier, Scenic Te Pania Hotel. BD Be captivated by the surrounding scenery during a visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd See where New Zealand’s heritage comes alive in Dunedin 34 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS

Milford Sound AUCKLAND Wellington Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Napier Blenheim Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Franz Josef Glacier Lake Tekapo Oamaru Kaikoura Hokitika Picton Taupo NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 NEW ZEALAND EXPERIENCE | 35 Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Maximum of 40 guests All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations 17 breakfasts (B) and 13 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience Day 15.

Napier, Taupo, Rotorua. Journey through Esk Valley and Te Pohue, stopping at the charming town of Taupo. Travel to Rotorua, then tonight, enjoy the dance, music and culture of the Māori people during a traditional Hāngī Feast. Two Night Stay: Millennium Hotel Rotorua, located on beautiful Lake Rotorua.  BD Day 16. Rotorua.

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; see some of the sets from the Lord of the Rings movies; or explore Redwood Treewalk with a Māori guide. The evening is yours at leisure to further explore. 

B Day 17. Rotorua, Auckland. Travel through Waikato farmland to Cambridge and Auckland. Choose from a range of included sightseeing activities today. Stay: Auckland, Crowne Plaza. BD Day 18. Depart Auckland. Be transferred to the airport. B 40 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LLE R GR O U P S BAY OF ISLANDS EXTENSION Explore the Bay of Islands on a cruise and uncover the beautiful inner islands, incredible marine life and Māori culture that makes this such an enchanting destination.

Includes a spectacular two-night stay in the glorious Bay of Islands, before returning to Auckland. Tour code: NZCA20. Speak to your travel consultant for itinerary details, dates and prices. 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 18 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NZCA18) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller Jan. 9, 18; Feb. 8, 27; Mar. 22. $9,495 $12,595 Apr. 3. $9,095 $12,145 May 3^. $8,695 $11,695 Sept. 17. $9,095 $12,145 Oct. 5; Nov. 9, 14, 30. $7,695 $10,095 2020 Jan. 9, 18, 25, 29; Feb. 8, 13, 29; Mar. 21. $7,695 $10,095 Apr. 2; Sept. 19. $7,395 $9,745 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures.

Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 5 2019 – Sept. 19 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NZCAN23) – please enquire for details. ^Indicates itinerary operates in reverse (NZACS23). Te Waonui Forest Retreat is subject to seasonality. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions. South Island only (NZWAN8) and North Island only (NZCCN14) itineraries are also available.

KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Arrive in Auckland and be transferred to your hotel. Two Night Stay: Grand Millennium Auckland. Day 2. Auckland. Discover the ‘City of Sails’ with our range of sightseeing inclusions. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. 

BD Day 3. Auckland, Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Rotorua. Travel to Glenbrook today where you’ll board the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Train for a lovely journey through the beautiful Franklin countryside. This afternoon, board your coach for your journey to Rotorua.

This evening, immerse yourself in Māori culture as you enjoy a traditional Hāngī Feast. Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Rotorua.  BD Day 4. Rotorua.

In Rotorua, choose your sightseeing.  B Day 5. Rotorua, Forgotten World Railway, Tongariro National Park. Ride your self-drive rail cart along the Forgotten World Railway. Afterwards, ride the Mt Ruapehu Gondola for sublime vistas before enjoying afternoon tea. Stay: Chateau Tongariro Hotel. BD Day 6. Tongariro National Park, Wellington. Visit 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 travelling to Wellington.

Two Night Stay: Rydges Hotel Wellington. BD Day 7.

Wellington. Enjoy a guided city tour of Wellington, then ride the city’s iconic Cable Car. B Day 8. Wellington, Picton, Coastal Pacific Train, Christchurch. Step aboard the Interislander ferry to cruise across the Cook Strait. Afterwards, board the Coastal Pacific train to Christchurch. Stay: Christchurch, The Commodore. BD Day 9. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef Glacier. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Later, travel by coach to Franz Josef Glacier.

Stay: Franz Josef Glacier, Scenic Hotel Franz Josef.

BD Day 10. Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown. Travel to Queenstown then tonight, choose from four dining options. Sample fine produce at Canyon Food & Brew Co., or take a scenic gondola ride to the Skyline Restaurant for stunning panoramic views. You may prefer a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw, or dine at Elements Restaurant. Two Night Stay: Novotel Queenstown Lakeside or similar.BD Day 11. Queenstown. Choose from a range of sightseeing.  B Absorb sublime vistas aboard the Coastal Pacific train Great New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience 16 Day Journey Auckland to Christchurch PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION 36 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Board the historic Glenbrook Vintage Railway to discover New Zealand’s steam age perfectly replicated.

Lovingly restored, this historic steam train will transport you through beautiful rural Franklin countryside. Keep an eye out for New Zealand Fur Seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins as you cruise along the remote Doubtful Sound. Absorb the serene atmosphere as you admire rugged peaks and pristine rainforest. Departing from Dunedin’s historic railway station, ride the iconic Taieri Gorge Railway, as you negotiate countless bridges and viaducts to uncover some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery. AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY Take to your very own rail cart along a decommissioned rail line for a self-drive rail experience through the charming towns and glorious rolling hills of Whanganui National Park.

GREAT NEW ZEALAND RAIL & CRUISE EXPERIENCE | 37 Day 12. Queenstown, Doubtful Sound. Journey into Fiordland National Park, then board a cruise across Lake Manapouri and then travel by coach over Wilmot Pass to arrive at Doubtful Sound, the second largest fiord within the national park. The fiord is rich in flora and fauna, so keep watch for New Zealand Fur Seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins that call this special place home. Board a spectacular overnight cruise to discover rugged peaks, hidden islets and pristine rainforest.

Stay: Doubtful Sound overnight cruise. BD Day 13. Doubtful Sound, Dunedin.

Leave the Fiordland region this morning and travel to Dunedin. Two Night Stay: Distinction Hotel Dunedin.BD Day 14. Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin. Step aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway and journey through the picturesque Southland countryside. Afterwards, you will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. B Day 15. Dunedin, Seasider Train, Mt Cook. Board the Seasider train. Rejoin your coach to continue to Oamaru. Travel north to view the unusual Moeraki Boulders. Later, continue to World Heritage-listed Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.

Two Night Stay: Mt Cook, The Hermitage Hotel. BD Day 16. Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch. After breakfast this morning, travel to Lake Tekapo and visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Later, continue to Christchurch airport where your tour ends.

B AUCKLAND Wellington Rotorua Tongariro National Park Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Franz Josef Glacier Waitaki Greymouth Picton Featherston Glenbrook Vintage Railway Rail Cruising Experience Coastal Pacific Train Seasider Train Taieri Gorge Railway TranzAlpine Train CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise Train National Park No. of Nights Stay 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 Doubtful Sound overnight cruise 1 1 Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 15 breakfasts (B) and 10 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage and tipping VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION AVAILABLE A Value-Plus Escorted Vacation rail itinerary is also available.

Tour Code: NTR15. Please speak to your travel consultant for further details and pricing. 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 16 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NRC16) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller Feb. 5; Mar. 12. $7,495 $9,945 Oct. 22; Nov. 12, 26. $7,495 $9,945 2020 Jan. 7, 21. $7,495 $9,945 Feb. 4, 25. $7,495 $9,945 Mar. 10, 24. $7,495 $9,945 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 22 2019 – Mar. 24 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NRC16) – please enquire for details.

Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await In Auckland, board a scenic cruise to Waiheke Island, a haven for vineyards, pristine beaches and sublime views. Here you will delight in a wine tasting, as well as a vineyard tour and a delicious Welcome Dinner. Explore the spectacular Bay of Islands on a dolphin-watching cruise to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Cruise the shimmering waters and learn about the ecology and history of the area as you keep an eye out for dolphins in this marine paradise. Be welcomed into the home of a local as you are treated to an authentic Māori dinner in Rotorua for a unique cultural experience.

KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Be met on arrival in Auckland and transfer to your boutique hotel overlooking the vibrant Princes Wharf. The afternoon is yours at leisure to either relax or explore. At twilight, board a scenic cruise to Waiheke Island, where you will enjoy a wine tasting, vineyard tour and a special Welcome Dinner overlooking the Auckland city skyline. Two Night Stay: M Social Auckland.  D Day 2. Auckland.

This morning, enjoy a city sights tour of Auckland, including visits to Ponsonby, Parnell Village and the Rose Gardens.

This afternoon, perhaps experience the true and untamed New Zealand with a guided exploration through lush rainforest and rare black sand beaches. Alternatively, sail an authentic America’s Cup yacht with a hands on adventure on Waitemata Harbour. Take the helm to help steer on course or work hard on the grinders to hoist the mainsail.  B Day 3. Auckland, Hokianga. Travel to the Hokianga region today. Along the way, visit the Kauri Museum, which details the story of pioneering settlers, as well as the legacy of Kauri forests. Arrive at your retreat, situated on the shores of Hokianga Harbour.

Two Night Stay: Hokianga, The Heads Omapere.  BD Day 4. Hokianga.

Perhaps learn the Māori tradition of flax weaving with an interactive workshop, or delight in a coastal walk. Or embark on a Footprints Waipoua tour, where you will experience the affinity that early Māori had with the surrounding forests and fauna.  BD Day 5. Hokianga, Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore the Bay of Islands on a dolphin- watching cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock. Later, return to Auckland. Stay: M Social Auckland.  BD Day 6. Auckland, Matamata, Rotorua. Head to Matamata and experience Middle- earth during a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, as well as lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

Later, arrive in Rotorua.

Two Night Stay: Rotorua, Princes Gate Hotel.  BL Day 7. Rotorua. Perhaps experience the iconic Agrodome Farm Show, or drive through a unique mix of forest and farmland to visit New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool and a series of colourful hot springs at the calming Wai-O-Tapu. Tonight, be welcomed into the home of a local as you are treated to an authentic Māori dinner and gain a fascinating insight into Māori culture. Afterwards, embark on a guided Redwood Treewalk.  BD Day 8. Rotorua, Taupo, Napier, Havelock North.

Follow the Thermal Explorer Highway to Lake Taupo, then enter the Hawke’s Bay wine region with a stop in Napier on the way to Havelock North.

Tonight, savour an inspired Experience Middle-earth during a tour to the set of Hobbiton North Island Wonders 13 Day Small Group Journey Auckland to Wellington SMALL GROUP JOURNEY AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY Peppers Parehua is set amongst the picturesque rolling green hills of Martinborough. Perhaps have a picnic within the vineyards or visit charming Greytown to enhance your stay. 38 | SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS NEW TOUR

NORTH ISLAND WONDERS | 39 menu at Malo Restaurant at your hotel, accompanied by fine New Zealand wines. Two Night Stay: Havelock North, Porters Hotel. 

BD Day 9. Havelock North. Perhaps explore the rugged coastline of the pristine Gannet Beach, or alternatively, enjoy a traditional Art Deco experience in Napier.  BD Day 10. Havelock North, Martinborough. Today, travel to the picturesque wine village of Martinborough. Here, delight in a stay at a country estate set amongst picturesque vineyards, with sweeping gardens and panoramic views.

Two Night Stay: Martinborough, Peppers Parehua.

 BD Day 11. Martinborough. Should you be feeling active, perhaps enjoy a bike ride through the surrounding vineyards then savour a picnic lunch. Alternatively, browse the quaint shops in charming Greytown.  BD Day 12. Martinborough, Wellington. Travel to Wellington and visit New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, as you take a look at the fascinating history of this country through the museum’s studded walls. Afterwards, visit the Weta Workshop and gain a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the award-winning design studio behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar. This evening, savour a delicious Farewell Dinner.

Stay: QT Museum Wellington.  BD Day 13. Depart Wellington. Be transferred to the airport.  B Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 10 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience Taupo Matamata Havelock North Martinborough Hokianga WELLINGTON 1 2 2 Rotorua 2 2 3 NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise No. of Nights Stay AUCKLAND Bay of Islands THE ULTIMATE 24 DAY NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER For the ultimate Small Group Discovery of New Zealand, this tour can be combined with the South Island Sensation (see pages 40-41 for itinerary details).

Tour code: NSGNS24. Speak to your travel consultant for dates and prices. 20 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LLE R GR O U P S 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 13 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NSGN13) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller Oct. 19; Nov. 9, 30; Dec. 21. $6,995 $9,195 2020 Jan. 11; Feb. 1, 22; Mar. 14. $6,995 $9,195 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 19 2019 – Mar. 14 2020. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Cruise across Cook Strait aboard the Interislander ferry, where you will traverse the stunning Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds. Set within spectacular vineyards in the Marlborough Wine Region, savour a delicious degustation dinner paired with exceptional local wines at the Marlborough Vintners Hotel. Experience the romance of rail travel aboard the TranzAlpine train on one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. Admire ever-changing landscapes and spectacular gorges as you journey through the famous Southern Alps. KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1.

Arrive Wellington. Arrive in Wellington and transfer to your hotel. Visit New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, then visit the Weta Workshop and gain a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the design studio behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Avatar. This evening, savour a Welcome Dinner. Stay: QT Museum Wellington.  D Day 2. Wellington, Picton, Blenheim. This morning, cruise across Cook Strait aboard the Interislander ferry. You’ll traverse the stunning waters of Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds, enjoying breathtaking views. Disembark and travel to Blenheim and arrive at your stunning hotel set within spectacular vineyards in the Marlborough Wine Region.

Here, savour a delicious degustation dinner paired with exceptional local wines. Two Night Stay: Blenheim, Marlborough Vintners Hotel. BD Day 3. Blenheim.

Perhaps immerse yourself in this world- renowned wine region with a winery tour, or visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, a world-class museum showcasing a priceless collection of World War I and World War II aircraft and artefacts. BD Day 4. Blenheim, Kaikoura. Travel to the coastal town of Kaikoura today, which presents a perfect opportunity for marine spotting. Embark on an unbelievable whale-watching cruise, and perhaps experience an up-close encounter with a Giant Sperm Whale. You may also have the chance to see New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross.

Stay: Kaikoura, The White Morph Heritage Collection.  BD Day 5. Kaikoura, Christchurch. Travel towards Christchurch, proudly holding the colloquial title of the Garden City and well known for its English heritage and botanic attractions.

Two Night Stay: Christchurch, Rydges Latimer Hotel. BD Day 6. Christchurch, Akaroa. Embark on a city sights tour of Christchurch, where you will see the Canterbury Museum, Cathedral Square and Riccarton House and Bush. Afterwards, travel to Akaroa, where you will board a cruise to get up close to friendly dolphins. B Day 7. Christchurch, TranzAlpine Train, Franz Josef. Board the TranzAlpine train for one of the world’s greatest rail adventures. Disembark at Arthur’s Pass and travel by coach to Hokitika, a town teeming with historic tales of ship wrecks, goldmines and pounamu (jade) hunters.

Continue to Franz Josef and arrive at your eco-resort. Two Night Stay: Franz Josef, Te Waonui Forest Retreat. BD Savour exceptional wines produced in the Marlborough wine region South Island Sensation 12 Day Small Group Journey Wellington to Queenstown SMALL GROUP JOURNEY AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT During a whale watching cruise in Kaikoura, look out for the flash of a tail and listen for the splash of a spouting blowhole as you make your way through whale territory.

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SOUTH ISLAND SENSATION | 41 Day 8. Franz Josef. Perhaps embark on a hike along an ancient path where a glacier once stood; as you encounter lush rainforest and pristine waterfalls. You also have the option to upgrade to a heli-hike, which includes a scenic helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier (additional cost and subject to weather, availability and minimum numbers). Alternatively, immerse yourself in the Glacier Hot Pools for an incredible hot springs experience, plus visit the West Coast Wildlife Centre to get up close to New Zealand’s unique wildlife.

 BD Day 9. Franz Josef, Arrowtown, Queenstown. Enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery travelling along the Haast River Valley as you venture into the Central Otago region. You will enjoy a stop in the historic gold mining destination of Arrowtown on your way to the fairytale setting of Queenstown, your home for the next three nights. This evening, you will have a choice of dining at some of Queenstown’s best restaurants. Three Night Stay: Queenstown, Peppers Beacon.  BD Day 10. Queenstown. Today you have the option to sample beautiful Central Otago wines, or perhaps enjoy a guided leisurely bike ride through the surrounding countryside.

 B Day 11. Queenstown.

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Queenstown your way. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.  BD Day 12. Depart Queenstown. Be transferred to the airport.  B Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes All-inclusive sightseeing and enriching Signature Experiences APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations 11 breakfasts (B) and 9 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience Haast Franz Josef Glacier Hokitika Arthur’s Pass Picton Akaroa Christchurch Kaikoura Blenheim NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train National Park No.

of Nights Stay QUEENSTOWN 3 1 WELLINGTON 2 2 1 2 20 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LLE R GR O U P S THE ULTIMATE 24 DAY NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER For the ultimate Small Group Discovery of New Zealand, this tour can be combined with the North Island Wonders (see pages 38-39 for itinerary details). Tour code: NSGNS24. Speak to your travel consultant for dates and prices. 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (NSGS12) 2019 Twin Share Solo Traveller Oct. 31; Nov. 21; Dec. 12. $6,345 $8,145 2020 Jan. 2, 23; Feb. 13; Mar. 5, 26. $6,345 $8,145 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates guaranteed departures.

Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 31 2019 – Mar. 26 2020. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

42 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS A Glimpse of The Included Insider Experiences That Await Discover the natural spectacle of the Waitomo Caves and see where thousands of tiny luminescent glow worms radiate. A local expert will also provide an insight into the historical and geological significance of the caves. Immerse yourself in Māori culture at a Hāngī Feast in Rotorua. Experience the warmth of Māori hospitality as you also learn about ceremonial rituals and be treated to a powerful performance. Only a cruise through Milford Sound explores the range from such a unique perspective. Uncover spectacular waters, broken by towering falls at all angles.

Monstrous peaks rise from the surface, stretching for the sky above. KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Be met on arrival into Auckland and be transferred to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Journey north to the Matakohe Kauri Museum which details the story of pioneering settlers of the Kauri industry, as well as the legacy of Kauri forests. Continue to the Bay of Islands. Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner this evening. Two Night Stay: Bay of Islands, Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia.BD Day 3. Bay of Islands.

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic subtropical Bay of Islands. Perhaps relax on a beach, explore the stunning wilderness areas via one of the many walking tracks, or set off into town and dine at a local restaurant. 

B Day 4. 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, which defines this remarkable coast.

Later, return to Auckland by coach, where 13 Day (NTA13) New Zealand Discoverer guests join the tour in Auckland. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. BD Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Leaving Auckland after breakfast, travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. 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 Māori Arts & Crafts Institute. You’ll also see the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Enjoy a Māori Hāngī Feast with performances of song and dance at Te Puia tonight.

Two Night Stay: Sudima Rotorua. BD Day 6. Rotorua.

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. 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 See the natural spectacle of the Waitomo Caves New Zealand Getaway or New Zealand Discoverer 16 Day or 13 Day Journey Auckland to Christchurch VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY An overnight escape at Peppers Bluewater Resort, perched near the turquoise shores of Lake Tekapo in the heart of Mackenzie Country, offers serenity and comfort.

COUNTRY HOMESTAY OPTION On Day 6, you can experience New Zealand hospitality on a Rotorua Country Homestay. Enjoy home-style cooking and a few good yarns. Replaces Day 6 accommodation. From $35 per person, twin share.

Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park to Wellington. The evening has been left free for you to explore the vibrant dining scene on your own. From seafood cafes to cosy wine bars and spectacular fine-dining restaurants, you’ll see that New Zealand’s wild and fresh produce is showcased on a plate here in Wellington. Stay: Travelodge Wellington.

B Day 8. Wellington, Cook Strait, Blenheim. This morning take in a city sights tour which includes Te Papa Tongarewa. Enjoy one of the world’s most scenic voyages as the Interislander ferry traverses Cook Strait through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds.

Admire coastlines defined by tiny coves on the way to Blenheim. Stay: Blenheim, Quality Hotel Marlborough. BD Day 9. Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Head to Kaikoura and delight in the chance to embark on a whale watching cruise, where you may catch a glimpse of the arc of a tail, or a spouting fountain from a blowhole. Here is one of the few areas in the world where sperm whales can be sighted all year round thanks to the deep Kaikoura Canyon that runs along the coast. Continue your journey onwards to Christchurch for dinner. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel. BD Day 10. Christchurch, Fox Glacier.

As you ascend into the Main Divide, keep watch for the crests of the dramatic Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY OR NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERER | 43 Be amazed by the erupting geysers of Rotorua Be mesmerised by the sublime Marlborough Sounds TRANZALPINE TRAIN On Day 10, 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. From $125 per person.

44 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS Day 11. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Journey through Haast Pass, skirting the tranquil shores of lakes Wanaka and Hawea to the wonderful alpine resort of Queenstown.

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 capped in snow. Delicious food is always on the menu in Queenstown as it is renowned for its world-class culinary scene and energetic nightlife. This evening, you may like to dine at one of the many local restaurants in town. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview. B Day 12. Queenstown.

With an entire day at leisure, you have the freedom to simply relax amid the beautiful lakeside setting or pursue your interests and choose one of our exciting select 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 13.

Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Enter Fiordland National Park along the Milford Road, on one of the world’s best alpine drives. 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 with your fellow travellers. Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. BD Day 14. Te Anau, Dunedin. Enjoy a tour of Dunedin, then head to the nearby hills to take a tour of Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle.

Steeped in scandal and tragedy, it is filled with antiques and offers breathtaking views. Enjoy some time at leisure before dinner this evening. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. BD Day 15. 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 on Koekohe Beach. Continue to Oamaru to see some of New Zealand’s finest 19th-century architecture. Later, en route to Lake Tekapo, journey into Aoraki Mt Cook National Park to view Australasia’s highest mountain, Aoraki (Mt Cook), and admire the sublime alpine scenery.

Arrive this afternoon at your wonderful hotel, situated near 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. BD Journey to the stunning shores of Lake Tekapo and admire the native flora Journey along New Zealand’s east coast to see the unique Moeraki Boulders

NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY / NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERER | 45 Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 15 breakfasts (B) and 9 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage for your convenience Day 16. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch. Awake to vistas of Lake Tekapo just beyond your window. Pay a visit to the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Transfer to Christchurch airport, arriving at 3pm. You must book your international flights to depart after 5pm, or 4pm for domestic flights.

B Milford Sound AUCKLAND Bay of Islands Wellington Blenheim Rotorua CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Fox Glacier Lake Tekapo Kaikoura Picton Hokitika Taupo Waitomo NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train (optional) National Park No.

of Nights Stay 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY 16 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NT16) NEW ZEALAND DISCOVERER 13 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NTA13) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav. 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav. Jan. 4, 8, 15, 22; Feb. 1, 10, 12, 17, 24; Mar. 5, 10, 19.

$4,295 $5,895 Jan. 7, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 4, 13, 15, 20, 27; Mar. 8, 13, 22. $3,495 $4,745 Apr. 7. $4,095 $5,645 Apr. 10. $3,295 $4,495 May 5. $3,895 $5,395 May 8. $3,095 $4,245 Sept. 8, 22. $4,095 $5,645 Sept. 11, 25. $3,295 $4,495 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec. 13. $4,795 $6,495 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec. 16. $3,995 $5,395 2020 2020 Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. $4,795 $6,495 Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. $3,995 $5,395 Feb. 11, 14, 18, 21, 28; Mar. 6, 13, 17, 20. $4,795 $6,495 Feb. 3, 14, 17, 21, 24; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 20, 23. $3,995 $5,395 Apr. 14, 24. $4,595 $6,245 Apr. 17, 27.

$3,795 $5,145 May 8, 22; June 12. $4,395 $5,995 May 11, 25; June 15. $3,595 $4,895 Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. $4,595 $6,245 Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28. $3,795 $5,145 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 4 2019 – Sept. 28 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NT15/NTA12) – please enquire for details. Please ensure departing flight from Christchurch leaves no earlier than 5pm. See pages 82-83 for terms and conditions.

Milford Sound CHRISTCHURCH Mt Cook Kaikoura Queenstown Dunedin Arthur’s Pass Te Anau Fox Glacier Lake Tekapo Hokitika WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise TranzAlpine Train (optional) National Park No. of Nights Stay 1 1 2 1 1 1 Blenheim Picton 1 1 46 | SOUTHERN ESCAPE KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Wellington. Arrive in Wellington and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director. Stay: Travelodge Hotel Wellington.

Day 2. Wellington, Cook Strait, Blenheim. Board the Interislander ferry and across through the Marlborough and Queen Charlotte sounds to Picton, then arrive in Blenheim.

Stay: Blenheim, Quality Hotel Marlborough. BD Day 3. Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch. Head to Kaikoura today and embark on an exciting whale watching cruise. Stay: Christchurch, Quality Elms Hotel. BD Day 4. Christchurch, Fox Glacier. Travel to Westland Tai Poutini National Park, home to Fox Glacier.

Stay: Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier. BD Day 5. Fox Glacier, Queenstown. Traverse Haast Pass to Queenstown. Enjoy a two-night stay overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Two Night Stay: Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview. B Day 6. Queenstown. With an entire day at leisure, perhaps choose one of our select experiences. 

B Day 7. Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau. Cruise the full length of Milford Sound. Afterwards, continue by coach to Te Anau. Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. BD Day 8. Te Anau, Dunedin. Tour Dunedin, then head to Larnach Castle. Stay: Scenic Hotel Dunedin City. BD Day 9.

Dunedin, Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo. Admire Aoraki Mt Cook National Park. Arrive at your hotel near the shores of Lake Tekapo. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Stay: Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort. BD Day 10. Lake Tekapo, Depart Christchurch. Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd. Transfer to Christchurch Airport for 3pm. You must book your International flights to depart after 5pm, or 4pm for Domestic flights.B Southern Escape 10 Day Journey Wellington to Christchurch VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 9 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 10 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NTWC10) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 11, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 8, 17, 19, 24; Mar. 3, 12, 17, 26. $2,295 $3,095 Apr. 14. $2,195 $2,945 May 12. $1,995 $2,695 Sept. 15, 29. $2,195 $2,945 Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 19. $2,995 $3,995 2020 Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 17, 20, 24, 27; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 23, 26. $2,995 $3,995 Apr. 20, 30. $2,895 $3,845 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 10 2019 – Apr. 30 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NTCC8) – please enquire for details.

Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Please see pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

NORTHERN EXPLORER | 47 KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Auckland. Be met and transferred to your hotel. Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. Day 2. Auckland, Bay of Islands. Travel to the Matakohe Kauri Museum. Later, continue to the stunning Bay of Islands for a Welcome Dinner. Two Night Stay: Bay of Islands, Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia.BD Day 3. Bay of Islands. Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the idyllic surrounds of the Bay of Islands. 

B Day 4. Bay of Islands, Auckland. Explore New Zealand’s finest maritime park on a cruise to Cape Brett. Onwards lies pristine Motukokako Island, home of the fabled Hole in the Rock.

Afterwards, return to Auckland.

Stay: Rydges Auckland Hotel. BD Day 5. Auckland, Waitomo, Rotorua. Travel to Waitomo, home to the famous glowworm caves. Discover the magical natural spectacle of Waitomo Caves with a local guide before continuing to Rotorua. At Te Puia, enjoy a guided tour of the Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, during which you’ll see the incredible Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and witness geysers erupt and mud pools bubble. Later, enjoy a Māori Hāngī Feast. Two Night Stay: Sudima Rotorua. BD Day 6. Rotorua. Visit one of New Zealand’s best-loved attractions, the Agrodome, with its entertaining sheep shearing demonstration, dog trials and animal nursery.

Ask about our country homestay option.  B Day 7. Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington. Travelling along the Thermal Explorer Highway, stop on the shores of Lake Taupo and see Huka Falls. Continue to Wellington. Stay: Travelodge Wellington.B Day 8. Depart Wellington. Take in the sights of Wellington today on a guided tour then transfer to the airport. B Northern Explorer 8 Day Journey Auckland to Wellington VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION AUCKLAND Bay of Islands WELLINGTON Rotorua Taupo Waitomo Caves 2 2 2 1 NEW ZEALAND Coach Cruise National Park No. of Nights Stay Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 7 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director Arrival and departure airport transfers in New Zealand Luggage porterage 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 8 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (NTAW8) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 4, 8, 15, 22; Feb. 1, 10, 12, 17, 24; Mar. 5, 10, 19. $2,295 $3,195 Apr. 7. $2,195 $3,045 May 5. $1,995 $2,795 Sept. 8, 22. $2,195 $3,045 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec. 13. $2,295 $3,195 2020 Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 11, 14, 18, 21, 28. Mar. 6, 13, 17, 20. $2,295 $3,195 Apr. 14, 24. $2,195 $3,045 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Itinerary effective Oct. 4 2019 – Apr. 24 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (NTAW8) – please enquire for details.

Ask us about pre and post accommodation. Please see pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

48 | AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA | 49 Australia Discover great contrasts and culture, where Mother Nature flaunts her finest work. From the Outback to tropical rainforests and miles of unspoiled beaches, Australian 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 ever-changing landscape, and discover Australia’s Indigenous population, with their rich storytelling culture and inherent values that are characterised by a reverence for the land.

Experience life on tropical islands (including Hamilton island pictured) and gain an insight into a prosperous nation with visits to Australia’s famous cities. Glorious natural wilderness areas provide opportunities for wildlife encounters – and not just on land. Below the surface of the Great Barrier Reef lies a bustling centre of colourful marine life just waiting to be discovered. VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS Treasures of Australia – 15 Days 50 East Coast Adventure – 13 Days 54 Grand Australian Discovery – 17 Days 58 West Coast Adventure – 18 Days 60 Kimberley Coast Cruise – 12 Days 62 Grand Tasman – 10 Days 64 PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION Royal Tasman – 12 Days 66

50 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Sydney. Upon arrival into Sydney Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. Three Night Stay: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney. Day 2. Sydney. Enjoy a full day at leisure to spend in Sydney. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Perhaps you might 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, cruise Sydney Harbour as you savour a Welcome Dinner. BD Day 3. Sydney.

Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Afterwards, relish a traditional fish ‘n’ chip lunch on Bondi Beach. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre.  BL Day 4. Sydney, Hamilton Island. Following breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hamilton Island, a resort haven set within the idyllic Whitsundays. You have the remainder of the day at leisure to do whatever you like in this slice of paradise. Perhaps snorkel off the beach, enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore the island (all at own expense).

Dinner tonight is at your hotel. Two Nights Stay: Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel. BD Day 5. Hamilton Island. Be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on a cruise (own expense). A collision of colours – aquamarine, emerald, gold – make up the landscape. Scattered like jewels across the sea, many of the Whitsunday Islands are uninhabited and boast some of the most pristine beaches in the world. B Day 6. Hamilton Island, Cairns, Port Douglas. Bid farewell to Hamilton Island as you board your flight to Cairns. Spend some time at leisure here before heading onwards to Port Douglas, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

On arrival in this tropical town, check into your chic resort, providing an oasis of lush gardens. Two Night Stay: Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club Resort.  B Day 7. Port Douglas.

Experience a holiday highlight as you cruise aboard Quicksilver’s technologically advanced Wavepiercer catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience the colourful coral and marine life at Agincourt Reef, where you will have the option to dive or snorkel in the warm waters, or perhaps stay dry from a semi-submersible vessel. Visit a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory to watch the fish feeding, or perhaps even take a breathtaking helicopter flight over the reef (additional expense).

BL A Glimpse of The Included Insider Experiences That Await From the dreamtime and European settlement to beach inspectors, festivals and sculpture, Bondi Beach has cemented its place in Australia’s history.

Enjoy a traditional fish ‘n’ chip lunch on this iconic beach.

Cruise aboard Quicksilver’s Wavepiercer catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience coral and marine life at Agincourt Reef, where you will have the option to dive or snorkel, or stay dry from a semi-submersible vessel. From cricket in the summer, to Australian Rules Football in the winter, a stay in Melbourne would not be complete without a visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), one of the world’s great sporting venues. Soak up the lively atmosphere of Sydney’s Bondi Beach Treasures of Australia 15 Day Journey Across Australia VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Experience the magic of Uluru at sunset.

Sip a glass of wine as the ever-changing colours retreat over the landscape, leaving you awestruck by the stunning natural beauty.

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Day 8. Port Douglas, Cairns. Relax in the open spaces and lush gardens of Peppers Beach Club. Later this morning, be transferred back to Cairns. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps wander the many cafes and bars along the Esplanade. Stay: Pullman Cairns International.  B Day 9. Cairns, Uluru. Rise early and board your flight to Uluru. Watch as the scenery dramatically changes from the palm-fringed beaches of the tropical north to the rugged landscapes of Australia’s red centre. On arrival, delight in a walk around the base of Uluru and discover the diverse plants, geological features and wildlife of the area.

Spend the afternoon exploring the iconic Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), an impressive set of domed rock formations. This evening, enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sun begin its descent over Uluru. Later, a spectacular experience awaits at the Field of Light. As darkness falls over Uluru, watch as thousands of lights illuminate the vast expanse in a kaleidoscope of colour. See the desert come alive as the lights create a gentle rhythm. This is sure to be a holiday highlight. Stay: Ayers Rock, Desert Gardens Hotel. B Day 10. Uluru, Alice Springs.

Rise early today and savour the once-in-a-lifetime moment of witnessing a magnificent sunrise over Uluru. Afterwards, travel onwards to Alice Springs. Arrive later in the afternoon where you will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 

Two Night Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort.  B TREASURES OF AUSTRALIA | 51 Take the opportunity to explore the natural wonders of the pristine Daintree National Park Cherish a day on the world-famous Great Barrier Reef

52 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS Day 11. Alice Springs. Begin your day with breakfast before setting off to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Sit inside a RFDS aircraft, see historic radios used by the doctors and discover how the doctors operated in 1928. With no navigational aid and no radio, the first flying doctor, Arthur Affleck, operated using only a compass and map. You’ll then enjoy the opportunity to visit the School of the Air. With students scattered over 800,000 square kilometres, the School of the Air uses satellite technology to teach at the world’s largest classroom. At sunset, you may like to take a camel ride alongside the West MacDonnell Ranges (own expense). The evening is yours at leisure. 

B Day 12. Alice Springs, Melbourne.

Following breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before you head to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Melbourne. Arrive late in the afternoon to this thriving metropolis, famed for being Australia’s sporting and cultural capital, and be transferred to your hotel.

Three Night Stay: Melbourne Pullman on the Park.  B Day 13. Melbourne. Explore Melbourne on a guided tour and discover the must-see sights and hidden gems. See inside the incredible Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the largest cricket stadium in the world. Enjoy a free evening back in the city centre tonight.

B 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, or enjoy lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (both at own expense). You might prefer to wander the city. Hear the market Located within the spiritual heart of Australia, surrender to the desert landscapes of the Red Centre Experience cosmopolitan life in the lively city of Melbourne

TREASURES OF AUSTRALIA | 53 3 PERTH AUSTRALIA Coach Cruise Flights (included) National Park No. of Nights Stay Optional Alice Springs Uluru (Ayers Rock) NORTHERN TERRITORY QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES VICTORIA WESTERN AUSTRALIA SYDNEY Hamilton Island Port Douglas G r e a t B a r rier R e e f Outer Reef Cruise 3 2 Cairns 2 1 3 2 1 MELBOURNE Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 14 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 3 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia Luggage porterage for your convenience merchants at the Queen Victoria Market, slurp up noodles in Chinatown and stop to smell the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

This evening, a Farewell Drink and Dinner is the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to your Tour Director and wonderful new-found friends. BD Day 15. Depart Melbourne. Be transferred to the airport.  B  BEGIN YOUR AUSSIE ADVENTURE IN PERTH Before exploring Australia’s East Coast and Red Centre, enjoy some time where the beach meets the city in Western Australia’s sun-kissed capital, Perth. Tour code: TMAUSP18. Please enquire for itinerary details and pricing. INDIAN PACIFIC RAIL OPTION Board the legendary Indian Pacific in Perth and embark on a three-night rail adventure traversing the desert terrain of the Nullarbor to Sydney (TMAUSR18).

Please enquire for further details. 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 15 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (TMAUS15) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Sept. 10. $5,395 $7,945 Oct. 15. $5,395 $7,945 Nov. 19. $5,395 $7,945 2020 Jan. 28. $5,395 $7,945 Feb. 18. $5,395 $7,945 Mar. 10. $5,395 $7,945 PLEASE NOTE: All dates are guaranteed departures. 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 Sept. 10 2019 – Mar. 10 2020. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

54 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS A Glimpse of The Included Insider Experiences That Await Experience Sydney’s finest million- dollar views as you embark on a dinner cruise on its spectacular harbour.

See iconic monuments twinkle around you as the city illuminates at night. Enjoy two nights at the wonderful Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. The untamed wilderness will entice you from the moment you arrive, providing adventure and excitement, but also a relaxing atmosphere from your resort. Cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform situated right on the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Here you will enjoy five hours to play amid the coral and marine life, or simply relax and unwind. KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1.

Arrive Sydney.

Be met on arrival and be transferred to your hotel. Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy fantastic views during a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour tonight. Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. D Day 2. Sydney, Gold Coast. Transfer to the airport and fly to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline. Perhaps stroll along Surfers Paradise Beach. Two Night Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel. B Day 3. Gold Coast. Enjoy a full day to explore the Gold Coast at leisure. Perhaps grab a board and learn to surf, explore the culinary scene along the waterfront or head into the hinterland for a day amidst the wilderness.

This afternoon, 11 Day (TQ11) guests join the tour.  B Day 4. Gold Coast, Noosa.

Head north to the Sunshine Coast and visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Gain an in-depth understanding of wildlife conservation and see many native Australian species up close. Continue to the chic resort town of Noosa and dine with locals at the Noosa Surf Club. Stay: Sebel Noosa. BD Day 5. Noosa, Fraser Island. After some time in Noosa, 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 here.

Two Night Stay: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort.  BD Day 6. Fraser Island. Discover Fraser Island today with a half-day tour and some time at leisure this afternoon. Slip into island living and perhaps explore the hundreds of fantastic walking trails that 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 (own expense).  B Day 7. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton. A morning ferry takes you across spectacular 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 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, known as the beef capital of Australia, where you will enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton. BD Absorb stunning views of Sydney during a dinner cruise East Coast Adventure 13 Day Journey Sydney to Cairns VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION AN UNFORGETTABLE STAY Surrender to two nights on Hamilton Island, located within the Whitsunday archipelago. Enjoy pristine white sandy beaches and a myriad of coral within the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

EAST COAST ADVENTURE | 55 Day 8. Rockhampton, Hamilton Island. Explore the charming historical town of Rockhampton, known as the gateway to the coast. 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 Hamilton Island. Two Night Stay: Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel. BD Day 9. Hamilton Island. You have the entire day at leisure. Perhaps snorkel off the beach; enjoy a round of golf; or hire a buggy to explore this beautiful island (all at own expense). 

B Day 10. Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach. Take an early morning ferry transfer to the Port of Airlie, where you will re-board your coach and travel to Townsville for 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 haven, Castaways Resort & Spa. Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach.BD Perhaps explore Hamilton Island’s yacht-filled marina Get up close to unique wildlife at Australia Zoo WHITEHAVEN BEACH On Day 9, enjoy a half-day to explore the never-ending pristine sands of the world-famous Whitehaven Beach (from $85 per person).

56 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS Day 11. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns. 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 mountain views from your spacious room at the Pullman Cairns International.

Two Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International. B Day 12. 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 colourful coral and marine life. Enjoy the unique chance to snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon; walk through the underwater observatory; learn about the delicate ecosystem and view the reef during a tour on the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat; or relax on the sun deck of your ship. This is one of the most perfect destinations on the Great Barrier Reef for viewing the unique and vibrant species of coral and fish that call the reef home.

Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night this evening in Cairns. During this Aboriginal cultural dinner and performance you will discover the spiritual concept known as the Dreamtime, and witness a traditional corroboree. Then be guided along a flame-lit pathway to enjoy a dinner of delicious regional produce. BLD Day 13. Port Douglas, Depart 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. After some time here to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds, return to Cairns and transfer to the airport.

 B Discover the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef Enjoy a traditional cultural performance at Tjapukai By Night in Cairns EXTEND YOUR JOURNEY: NEW ZEALAND GETAWAY & EAST COAST ADVENTURE Why not extend your adventure Down Under and explore New Zealand too? Escorted by our expert Tour Directors, you’ll visit the highlights and hidden gems across Australia & New Zealand over 29 Days. Take advantage of our seamless connections.

Tour code: NTTQ29. Please enquire for itinerary details and pricing.

EAST COAST ADVENTURE | 57 Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia Luggage porterage for your convenience G r e a t B a r r i e r Reef AUSTRALIA 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 Wet Tropics of Queensland Outer Reef Cruise Hamilton Island Hervey Bay Rockhampton SYDNEY NEW SOUTH WALES CAIRNS Mission Beach QUEENSLAND Gold Coast Townsville Airlie Beach Kuranda Port Douglas Fraser Island Coach Cruise Flights (included) National Park No.

of Nights Stay 1 Noosa 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 13 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (TQ13) SYDNEY TO CAIRNS 11 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (TQ11) GOLD COAST TO CAIRNS 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav. 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav. Jan. 20; Feb. 2^, 17; Mar. 2^. $4,895 $6,395 Jan. 22; Feb. 2^, 19; Mar. 2^. $3,995 $5,245 Apr. 14, 27^. $4,995 $6,545 Apr. 16, 27^. $4,095 $5,395 Sept. 15, 28^. $4,995 $6,545 Sept. 17, 28^. $4,095 $5,395 Oct. 13, 26^. $4,995 $6,545 Oct. 15, 26^. $4,095 $5,395 Nov. 10, 23^. $4,995 $6,545 Nov. 12, 23^. $4,095 $5,395 2020 2020 Jan. 19; Feb. 1^, 16, 29^. $4,995 $6,545 Jan.

21; Feb. 1^, 18, 29^. $4,095 $5,395 Mar. 15, 28^. $4,995 $6,545 Mar. 17, 28^. $4,095 $5,395 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. ^Indicates tour operates in reverse direction (TQ13R/TQ11R: Reef Islands & East Coast). Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price, except the flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast. Itinerary effective Apr. 14 2019 – Mar. 28 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (TQ13/TQ11) – please enquire for details. Please ensure your flight into Sydney arrives no later than 10am. Pre-tour accommodation is available in Sydney.

See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

58 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS A Glimpse of The Included Insider Experiences That Await Visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Here you will be given the opportunity to see many native Australian species up close. Surrender to two nights on Hamilton Island, located within the idyllic Whitsunday archipelago. Enjoy everything this island paradise has to offer, from pristine white sandy beaches to the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night. During this cultural dinner and performance, you will discover the spiritual concept known as the Dreamtime and witness a traditional corroboree.

KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Sydney.

Be met on arrival and be transferred to your hotel. Explore this stunning city on a half-day sightseeing coach tour this afternoon, including the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Enjoy fantastic views during a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour tonight. Stay: Sydney, PARKROYAL Darling Harbour. D Day 2. Sydney, Gold Coast. Transfer to the airport and fly to the Gold Coast, famous for its uninterrupted coastline. Perhaps stroll along Surfers Paradise Beach. Two Night Stay: Gold Coast, Mantra on View Hotel.

B Day 3. Gold Coast. Enjoy a full day to explore the Gold Coast at leisure. Perhaps grab a board and learn to surf, explore the culinary scene along the waterfront or head into the hinterland for a day amidst the wilderness.

This afternoon, 11 Day (TQ11) guests join the tour.  B Day 4. Gold Coast, Noosa.

Head north to the Sunshine Coast and visit the world-renowned Australia Zoo, made famous by the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Gain an in-depth understanding of wildlife conservation and see many native Australian species up close. Continue to the chic resort town of Noosa and dine with locals at the Noosa Surf Club. Stay: Sebel Noosa. BD Day 5. Noosa, Fraser Island. After some time in Noosa, 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. Two Night Stay: Fraser Island, Kingfisher Bay Resort.

 BD Day 6. Fraser Island. Enjoy a half-day tour of Fraser Island, followed by some leisure time in the afternoon. B Day 7. Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, Rockhampton.

A morning ferry takes you across Hervey Bay. Back on land, travel to Rockhampton. Stay: Central Park Motel Rockhampton. BD Day 8. Rockhampton, Hamilton Island. Join a ferry through the Whitsundays to picturesque Hamilton Island. Two Night Stay: Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel. BD Day 9. Hamilton Island. Enjoy the day at leisure. B Day 10. Hamilton Island, Townsville, Mission Beach. Board a ferry back to Airlie Beach. Tour Townsville then journey to Mission Beach. Stay: Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach.

BD Day 11. Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands, Cairns. Explore the lush Atherton Tablelands then ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

In Cairns, stay at the Pullman Cairns International. Two Night Stay: Pullman Cairns International. B Grand Australian Discovery 17 Day Journey Sydney to Alice Springs VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION Venture into the heart of Australia’s Red Centre at Kings Canyon AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Enjoy a relaxing cruise to Reef Magic’s exclusive reef activity platform, where you will be able to spend the day exploring the underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef.

GRAND AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY | 59 Day 12. 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 colourful coral and marine life. This is one of the most perfect destinations on the Great Barrier Reef for viewing the unique and vibrant species of coral and fish that call the reef home. Enjoy a special Farewell Dinner at Tjapukai By Night this evening in Cairns.BLD Day 13. Cairns, Alice Springs. Today your adventure to the Red Centre of Australia commences. Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs today (flight not included).

Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort. B Day 14. Alice Springs, Uluru. Drive along the West MacDonnell Ranges and stop at a camel farm for an optional camel ride (own expense). Head to your resort and enjoy a glass of wine at sunset at a viewing platform overlooking Uluru (Ayers Rock). Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel. Day 15. Uluru, Kings Canyon. Tour the base of Uluru at sunrise. Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge. Stay: Kings Canyon Resort. Day 16. Kings Canyon, Alice Springs. Choose between two walks at Kings Canyon. Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort. Day 17.

Depart Alice Springs. Transfer to the airport. AUSTRALIA Coach Cruise Flight (included) National Park No. of Nights Stay Flight (not included) ALICE SPRINGS Uluru (Ayers Rock) Kings Canyon 1 1 NORTHERN TERRITORY QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES Cairns G r e a t B a r r i e r Reef Outer Reef Cruise 1 1 2 2 Hamilton Island Hervey Bay Townsville Airlie Beach Rockhampton Mission Beach Fraser Island 2 1 Gold Coast Noosa Kuranda 2 1 SYDNEY 2 Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 12 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia Luggage porterage for your convenience 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 17 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (TQC17) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 20, 29^. $6,595 $8,795 Feb. 17, 26^. $6,595 $8,795 Apr. 14, 23^. $6,695 $8,995 Sept. 15, 24^; Oct. 13, 22^. $6,695 $8,995 Nov. 10, 19^. $6,695 $8,995 2020 Jan. 19, 28^; Feb. 16, 25^. $6,695 $8,995 Mar. 15, 24^. $6,695 $8,995 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. ^Indicates tour operates in reverse direction (TQC17R). Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price, except the flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast. Please note that days 13–17 are operated by our travel partner. Share twin option not available for days 13-17 – enquire for pricing.

Itinerary effective Apr. 14 2019 – Mar. 24 2020. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (TQC17) – please enquire for details. Please ensure your flight into Sydney arrives no later than 10am. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

60 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Staying in the spectacular surrounds of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, enjoy nature on your doorstep in Western Australia, renowned for its friendly dolphins that call this special place home. A Glimpse of The Included Insider Experiences That Await Embark on a spectacular cruise across Shark Bay from your idyllic beachfront resort at Monkey Mia. Be sure to keep watch for friendly dolphins playing in the falling light, all the while admiring the setting sun.

At Coral Bay, board a glass-bottom boat and cruise World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef.

Discover a plethora of coral forests, sea turtles, manta rays, as well as more than 500 fascinating species of fish. After an exciting day exploring just some of the natural wonders that sit within the 700,000 acres of El Questro Wilderness Park, savour an authentic home-style gourmet dinner under the stars at Emma Gorge Resort. KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Perth. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Stay: Crowne Plaza Perth.

D Day 2. Perth, Nambung National Park, The Pinnacles, Kalbarri.

Travel to Nambung National Park and wander about the Pinnacles, then continue to Kalbarri. Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort. BD Day 3. Kalbarri, Shark Bay, Monkey Mia. Set out for the wild and beautiful landscapes of Shark Bay. Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner and a stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. Two Night Stay: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. BD Day 4. Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience. This morning see the famous Monkey Mia dolphins being fed (subject to appearance). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, before a Shark Bay sunset cruise. B Day 5. Shell Beach, Carnarvon. Visit Shell Beach and Hamelin Pool en route to Carnarvon.

Stay: Carnarvon Motel. BD Day 6. Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef Marine Park, Exmouth. Board a glass-bottom boat and cruise the waters of World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and discover more than 500 species of fish. Continue to Vlamingh Head enjoying stunning coastal views including North West Cape before arriving in Exmouth. Stay: Exmouth, Pot Shot Hotel. BD Day 7. Exmouth, The Pilbara, Tom Price. Pass through the Pilbara and arrive at Tom Price. Tour the large iron ore mine before dinner. Stay: Tom Price Hotel.  BD Day 8. Tom Price, Karijini National Park, Port Hedland.

Today, explore Karijini National Park, where wide-open plains conceal emerald gorges, cascading falls and crystalline rock pools.

Visit a selection of amazing natural wonders consisting of Dale and Fortescue falls, before continuing to Port Hedland. Stay: Ibis Styles Port Hedland.  BLD 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 the remote Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge.

BD West Coast Adventure 18 Day Journey Perth to Darwin VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION See the unique Pinnacles found in Nambung National Park

WEST COAST ADVENTURE | 61 Day 12. Fitzroy Crossing, Geikie Gorge, Halls Creek. Cruise the stunning Darngku (Geikie Gorge) and admire its unique bleached walls before traveling to Halls Creek.

Stay: Halls Creek, Kimberley Hotel.  BD Day 13. Halls Creek, El Questro. Journey to the heart of the Kimberley’s ancient landscape in El Questro. Enjoy the beautiful bush surroundings at Emma Gorge Resort, where you will retreat tonight. Two Nights: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort, tented cabins with ensuites. BD Day 14. El Questro.

Experience everything El Questro has to offer. Take a dip at pristine Zebedee Springs, cruise the Chamberlain Gorge and hike to Emma Gorge. Tonight, savour an open-air home-style dinner at your resort.BD Day 15. El Questro, Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra. Travel on the Gibb River Road to Lake Argyle before joining a wildlife cruise along the Ord River. Later, arrive in Kununurra. Stay: Kununurra Country Club.

B Day 16. Kununurra, Katherine. Pass through Timber Creek on the way to Katherine in the Northern Territory. Stay: Ibis Styles Katherine. BD Day 17. Nitmiluk Gorge, Darwin. Cruise Nitmiluk Gorge.

Later, arrive in Darwin for a memorable Farewell Dinner. Stay: Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade.BD Day 18. Depart Darwin.

Tour Darwin then transfer to the airport. B AUSTRALIA NORTHERN TERRITORY WESTERN AUSTRALIA 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DARWIN PERTH The Pinnacles Monkey Mia Kalbarri Nitmiluk National Park Katherine Shark Bay Coral Bay Kununurra Halls Creek Broome Tom Price Exmouth Ningaloo Reef Carnarvon Fitzroy Crossing Port Hedland El Questro Geikie Gorge Karijini National Park Kalbarri National Park Nambung National Park Coach Cruise Unsealed Road National Park No. of Nights Stay 1 1 Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 17 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 14 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and local guides in select locations Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia Luggage porterage for your convenience 2019 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 18 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (TWN18) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Apr. 22. $7,295 $9,495 May 11^, 13. $7,295 $9,495 June 1^, 3, 22^, 24. $7,295 $9,495 July 13^, 15. $7,295 $9,495 Aug. 3^, 5, 24^, 26. $7,295 $9,495 Sept. 14^. $7,295 $9,495 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. ^Indicates tour operates in reverse direction (TWS18: Last Frontier). 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 Apr. 22 2019 - Sept. 14 2019. Tours departing outside these dates follow a different itinerary (TWN18) – please enquire for details.

Please ensure your flight into Perth arrives no later than 12 midday. Please see pages 82-83 for further information, as well as terms and conditions.

MORE WESTERN AUSTRALIA TOURS AVAILABLE There are a wide range of tours available in Western Australia, including 4WD journeys with many other touring options. Visit www.travelmarvel.com.au or please enquire for further details.

62 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Take an exhilarating Zodiac ride through the intense tidal currents of Horizontal Falls, once described by Sir David Attenborough as one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. A Glimpse of The Included Insider Experiences That Await Board a Zodiac and cruise right up to the base of King George Falls.

These spectacular falls were featured in Baz Luhrmann’s film Australia. Relish a traditional Australian beach barbecue while the setting sun bounces off the Indian Ocean. Located in the depths of the remote Talbot Bay in the Buccaneer Archipelago is a waterfall unlike any other. Take an exhilarating ride through the intense tidal currents of Horizontal Falls on your ship’s Zodiacs. KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Darwin.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at your leisure. Stay: Darwin, Mantra on the Esplanade. Day 2. Darwin, Embark Ship. Transfer to the wharf and to board your ship. Set sail and cross the Cambridge Gulf before journeying into the pristine blue Western Australian waters. Meet your crew and fellow travellers at the Captain’s Welcome Drinks. 10 Night Stay: Coral Expeditions I.

BLD Day 3. King George River, Tranquil Bay. Jump aboard the Explorer and discover rugged gorges carved by the force of the mighty King George River.

Board a Zodiac and cruise to the base of magnificent King George Falls. Towering 80 metres above the water and reminiscent of an outdoor cathedral, the twin falls are one of the Kimberley’s most spectacular attractions. Later, explore the pristine beach and luscious green landscape at Tranquil Bay. BLD Day 4. Vansittart Bay, Jar Island. View the wreckage of the US Air Force DC3 plane that crashed at Vansittart Bay during World War II in 1945. Later, you’ll discover Jar Island and its abundance of high quality and ancient Indigenous Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings that are etched into the alcoves and cave walls.

 BLD Day 5. Winyalken Bay. After anchoring in Winyalken Bay, travel ashore and explore the natural sandstone caves of Hathaway’s Hideaway. This evening, pull up a chair and watch as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean while you savour a gourmet Australian beach barbecue. BLD ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY Enjoy a breathtaking helicopter flight over Mitchell Plateau for close-up views of stunning Mitchell Falls.

Day 6. Bigge Island, Careening Bay. Visit Bigge Island, where ancient Wandjina figures and first contact rock art can be viewed. Wander Careening Bay at leisure, then a knowledgeable guide will lead you to the site of the iconic boab tree engraved with ‘HMC Mermaid 1820’, miraculously visible after almost 200 years.

BLD Day 7. Prince Regent River, King Cascades. Cruise along the Prince Regent River and admire the King Cascades, a spectacular waterfall that falls in torrents over terraced rock formations. Look out for saltwater crocodiles gliding through the water. Later, enjoy afternoon tea at Camp Creek.BLD Day 8.

Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay. Experience a truly spectacular moment when Montgomery Reef rises out of the ocean as the tide falls. Discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks. Later, make sure to have your camera ready as you cruise through the dramatic sea cliffs at Doubtful Bay. BLD Kimberley Coast Cruise 12 Day Cruise Darwin to Broome VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION Absorb the magnificence of King George Falls

Day 9. Kuri Bay, Raft Point. Cruise Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry. Board the Explorer vessel and travel to Raft Point, where you will have the chance to see ancient Wandjina rock art alongside some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings.

BLD Day 10. Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Horizontal Falls. Travel through the Buccaneer Archipelago, a group of over 800 islands strewn across the azure waters of the Timor Sea. Your skilled captain navigates smoothly through the hidden whirlpools, unmarked rocks and reefs caused by the largest tides in the Southern Hemisphere.

The islands’ rocks are over two billion years old, still in pristine condition due to the isolation and minimal tourism of the area. Head towards Talbot Bay and see the majestic Horizontal Falls. When the 12-metre tide turns, strong currents rush through the two narrow coastal gorges, creating a cascading effect. Board a Zodiac for a ride through the falls. Later, explore the stunning white sands at Silica Beach.BLD Day 11. Lacepede Islands.

Cruise to the Lacepede Islands (subject to conditions), home to more than one percent of the world population of Lesser Frigatebirds and Roseate Terns. As a result, the islands are considered an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. Tonight, say goodbye to your crew while you enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Drinks.

BLD Day 12. Disembark Ship, Depart Broome. After breakfast, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport. B King George River AUSTRALIA NORTHERN TERRITORY WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1 BROOME DARWIN Cruise No. of Nights Stay Coral Expeditions I 10 Vansittart Bay Horizontal Falls Lacepede Islands Montgomery Reef Bonaparte Archipelago Buccaneer Archipelago Bigge Island Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 11 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D) Expert Cruise Director and local guides in select locations Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia Luggage porterage for your convenience KIMBERLEY COAST CRUISE | 63 CORAL EXPEDITIONS I One of the best ways to explore the Kimberley is by sea and the small size of Coral Expeditions I, with no more than 44 guests, allows you to access untouched locations.

You’ll find expert guest lecturers and the ship’s knowledgeable Expedition Team are on hand to share their unique insights. Please see page 81 for deck plans.

2019 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 12 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (TWCE12) Twin Share Solo Trav. 2019 Cabin Stateroom Upper Stateroom Deluxe Stateroom Cabin July 11; Aug. 1, 22. $8,895 $9,790 $10,190 $10,590 $17,790 PLEASE NOTE: Bold date indicates guaranteed departure. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price. Please speak to your travel consultant to arrange the best available airfares. Solo traveller pricing based on a Cabin – please enquire for solo traveller upgrade prices. Share twin option is not available for this tour. Cruising itineraries are subject to change due to tidal conditions.

Weather events may cause disruption to itineraries, especially in remote locations. Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises. See pages 82-83 for further information, as well as terms and conditions.

64 | VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATIONS A Glimpse of The Included Insider Experiences That Await Enjoy canapes and a Welcome Drink at James Boag’s Brewery. Harking back to 1881 on the banks of Launceston’s Esk River, it was here that James Boag and his son established their tradition of excellence. Visit Port Arthur, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison, and explore this intriguing site. Later, join a cruise around the Isle of the Dead to hear haunting stories about the convicts that were buried here.

During your stay at the Tall Timbers Hotel in Smithton, indulge in a superb three-course dinner of local delicacies that include regional favourites such as salmon, oysters and ocean trout, lamb and wallaby.

KEY INSIDER EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Launceston, Beaconsfield. On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel in Launceston. Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and tour the Mine & Heritage Centre. Enjoy canapes and a Welcome Drink at the James Boag’s Brewery, before a Welcome Dinner at your hotel. Stay: Launceston, Hotel Grand Chancellor.D Day 2. Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Bicheno. At Bridestowe Lavender Estate, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample the unique lavender-inspired fare. Traverse Weldborough Pass and stop at East Coast Natureworld to meet a Tasmanian devil.

Travel into Freycinet National Park to enjoy a guided walk. Continue to Bicheno. Stay: Beachfront Bicheno. BD Day 3. Bicheno, Ross, Richmond, Hobart. Discover the historic heart of Tasmania at Campbell Town and Ross. Continue south to Richmond, then to Hobart for a city tour. Three Night Stay: Hobart, RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel. B Day 4. Port Arthur Historic Site, Hobart. Embark on a guided tour of the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison. Later, join a cruise to the Isle of the Dead and hear haunting stories. Enjoy dinner overlooking the waterfront at Customs House Restaurant.BD Day 5.

Hobart, Salamanca Market. Soak up Hobart’s lively culture during a tour of Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and the city’s picturesque harbour. Visit the famous Salamanca Market featuring more than 300 stalls. B BRUNY ISLAND EXPERIENCE Enhance your journey with a thrilling cruise along the rugged coast of Bruny Island, watching for seals, albatross and perhaps whales. Enquire for details. Day 6. Hobart, Russell Falls, Lake St Clair, Strahan. Russell Falls is a jewel in the crown of Mt Field National Park. After a short walk to see the falls, marvel at the pristine shores of Lake St Clair.

Travel by coach to the town of Strahan and enjoy a buffet dinner at View 42º Restaurant and Bar this evening. Stay: Strahan Village Hilltop.

BD Day 7. Strahan, Gordon River Cruise, Cradle Mountain.

Board a cruise across the still waters of Macquarie Harbour and enter World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Continue to the former penal colony of Sarah Island for a tour of the historic convict ruins. Enjoy a buffet lunch on board before returning to Strahan. Rejoin your coach and journey through stirring landscapes bound for Cradle Mountain. Stay amid nature at Cradle Mountain Hotel and immerse yourself in the surrounding pristine wilderness at this unique alpine retreat. Stay: Cradle Mountain Hotel. BLD Grand Tasman 10 Day Journey Launceston Return VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION Be astounded by Tasmania’s pristine wilderness at Russell Falls AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Nestled in the central highlands of Tasmania, absorb the majestic serenity of Cradle Mountain and immerse yourself in the pristine wilderness during your stay at this alpine retreat.

Day 8. Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Smithton. Take in the serenity of Cradle Mountain- Lake St Clair National Park. Visit Waldheim Chalet and marvel at the views from the shores of Dove Lake. Then travel via Sheffield to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Enjoy a three-course dinner at Tall Timbers, featuring seasonal produce. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel. BD 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, Hotel Grand Chancellor.BD Day 10. Cataract Gorge, Depart Launceston. Explore Cataract Gorge during a guided cruise along the picturesque Tamar River. Later, transfer to the airport. 

B Coach Cruise National Park No. of Nights Stay Great Lake Gordon River 3 2 1 1 1 1 LAUNCESTON Coles Bay Freycinet National Park Port Arthur Richmond Dove Lake Lake St Clair Russell Falls Ross Stanley and The Nut Sheffield Beaconsfield Strahan Cradle Mountain Smithton Bicheno Hobart TASMAINIA AUSTRALIA Your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation Includes Immersive Insider Experiences 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 dinners (D) Expert Tour Director and local guides in select locations Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tasmania Luggage porterage for your convenience SPIRIT OF TASMANIA SAILING Perhaps travel to and from Devonport aboard the Spirit of Tasmania overnight across Bass Strait.

Enquire for details. GRAND TASMAN | 65 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 10 DAY VALUE-PLUS ESCORTED VACATION (TXT10) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 12, 19. $3,195 $4,195 Mar. 5; Apr. 9. $3,195 $4,195 Sept. 17; Oct. 1, 15, 29. $3,295 $4,295 Nov. 12, 26; Dec. 10, 31. $3,295 $4,295 2020 Twin Share Solo Trav. Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28. $3,295 $4,295 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. $3,295 $4,295 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. $3,295 $4,295 Apr. 7, 21; May 12. $3,295 $4,295 PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. 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 to Apr. 9 2019. Tours departing after Apr. 9 2019 follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details.

Nine and Six-day tours are also available. Please enquire for full itinerary details, dates and pricing (TX9LL/TX6LH/TX6HL). Ask us about pre and post accommodation. *See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

66 | PREMIER ESCORTED VACATIONS A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Board the Spirit of the Wild for a cruise along the secluded Gordon River. Stop at Heritage Landing for a rainforest walk, then arrive at World Heritage-listed Sarah Island, a former convict settlement. In the Tarkine region, stop at Sumac Lookout for views of Arthur River. Then visit Julius River Forest Reserve for a rainforest walk and afternoon tea, including Tasmanian wine and cake made with locally-produced honey. Visit the winery of Josef Chromy, where you’ll savour a special lunch and sample some of their finest wines.

Afterwards, discover the enchanting Entally House, with its historic homestead and surrounding gardens. KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Sightseeing FREEDOM OF CHOICETM – Dining (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Launceston. Transfer to your hotel, then embark on a guided city tour. Afterwards, select from one of five sightseeing activities. Later, enjoy a Welcome Dinner and Drink at your hotel. Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel. D Day 2. Bridestowe Lavender Estate, East Coast Natureworld, Freycinet National Park. Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm and sample the lavender-enhanced fare.

Continue to East Coast Natureworld to meet a rare Tasmanian Devil. In Freycinet National Park, walk along Cape Tourville. Later, enjoy a gourmet barbecue (weather permitting). Stay: Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge.BD Day 3. Freycinet National Park, Richmond, Tasman National Park, Port Arthur. Explore Freycinet National Park then stop in Richmond on the way into Tasman National Park. This evening, enjoy dinner in Port Arthur. Stay: Port Arthur Motor Inn. BD Day 4. Port Arthur, Hobart. Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site, once Australia’s most notorious convict prison, on a guided tour, followed by a cruise around the Isle of the Dead.

Later, arrive in Hobart and visit the city’s charming Botanical Gardens. Tonight, choose to dine at one of three fantastic restaurants. Two Night Stay: Hobart, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Harbour View Room. BD Day 5. Hobart.

Explore the vibrant Salamanca Market and peruse more than 300 stalls. Afterwards, select your preferred sightseeing activity. B Day 6. Russell Falls, Cradle Mountain- Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan. Discover the magic of Russell Falls, then continue to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Travel to Strahan and tonight, dine at View 42° Restaurant and Bar. Stay: Strahan Village, Harbour View Room.

BD Day 7. Gordon River, Cradle Mountain. Board the luxurious Spirit of the Wild for a cruise along the Gordon River. From the Captain’s Premier Upper Deck, glide across Macquarie Harbour and enter the Franklin- Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

Enjoy lunch on board before heading to Cradle Mountain. Two Night Stay: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. BLD Day 8. Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake. Today set out to explore Dove Lake with a local guide. Later, visit Waldheim Chalet then enjoy your chosen activity.BD Day 9. Stanley, The Nut, The Tarkine, Smithton. Travel to Stanley, set in the shadow of The Nut. Journey through the Tarkine region and stop at Sumac Lookout. Continue to the Julius River Forest Reserve for a walk and afternoon tea. Later in Smithton enjoy an exclusive Tasmanian Fare Dinner. Stay: Smithton, Tall Timbers Hotel.  BD Immerse yourself in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Royal Tasman 12 Day Journey Launceston Return PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Discover Bridestowe Lavender Estate and sample unique lavender-inspired fare, which may include lavender ice-cream, fudge and cheese, during an exclusive experience.

ROYAL TASMAN | 67 Day 10. Sheffield, Launceston. Enjoy a chocolate tour at the House of Anvers. Visit the town of Sheffield, then later, continue to Launceston. Two Night Stay: Launceston, Peppers Silo Hotel.B Day 11. Launceston. This morning you will travel to the winery of Josef Chromy, where you’ll be treated to a specially prepared lunch and sample some of the winery’s finest drops. Afterwards, visit Entally House, an enchanting historic homestead surrounded by splendid gardens. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Drink and Dinner. BLD Day 12. Depart Launceston.

Spend your final morning in Tasmania at leisure before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

B Your Premier Escorted Vacation Includes Maximum of 40 guests Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Inclusions 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) APT Tour Director, plus expert local guides Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tasmania Luggage porterage for your convenience LAUNCESTON Stanley and The Nut Strahan The Tarkine Devonport Freycinet National Park St Helens Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair Smithton Russell Falls Hobart Ross Eaglehawk Neck Port Arthur Gordon River Bridestowe Lavender Farm Sheffield Queenstown Richmond 1 2 1 1 3 1 2 Coles Bay Coach Cruise National Park No.

of Nights Stay 40 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LLE R GR O U P S 2019/20 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (RT12) 12 DAY PREMIER ESCORTED VACATION (RT12) 2019 Twin Share Solo Trav. 2020 Twin Share Solo Trav.

Jan. 8, 29. $4,995 $6,445 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28. Please enquire Please enquire Feb. 12, 19, 26. $4,995 $6,445 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. Please enquire Please enquire Mar. 5; Apr. 2; May 7. $4,995 $6,445 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Please enquire Please enquire Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22. Please enquire Please enquire Apr. 14, 21, 28; May 5, 19. Please enquire Please enquire Nov. 5, 19; Dec. 10, 24. Please enquire Please enquire June 16; July 14; Aug. 11. Please enquire Please enquire PLEASE NOTE: Bold dates indicate guaranteed departures. Land content only. International/domestic flights not included in tour price.

Itinerary effective until May 7 2019. Tours departing after May 7 2019 follow a different itinerary – please enquire for details and pricing. Ten, eight and four-day tours are also available. Please enquire for full itinerary details, dates and pricing (RT10/RT08/RT04). Flowering season for Bridestowe Lavender Estate is between December and January only. Ask us about pre and post accommodation. See pages 82-83 for further information as well as terms and conditions.

68 | KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES

KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES | 69 Kimberley & Outback Wilderness Adventures Discover Australia’s final frontier. Spanning over 420,000 square kilometres, delve into the Kimberley's history of pioneers and cattle drovers, offering landscapes made famous by Baz Luhrmann’s epic film Australia. When APT first began escorting travellers to this remote region more than 40 years ago, there was little permanent accommodation in remote areas – so we created our exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges, with respect for local communities and the natural environment.

Meanwhile, the Outback offers an incredible array of sights, including the Red Centre's iconic Uluru and Kings Canyon, as well as the incredible Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. No one is better equipped to take you through these remote regions, which is why more people choose APT than any other premier escorted tour operator for Kimberley and Outback Australia. 4WD ADVENTURES Kimberley Complete – 15 Days 70 Central Australian Discovery – 15 Days 72 El Questro, Gorges & Purnululu – 9 Days 74

70 | KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Broome. Arrive in Broome and enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at your resort. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.

D Day 2. Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Fitzroy Crossing. Visit the Boab Prison Tree, before joining the Gibb River Road. Turn off to explore Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek. Later, arrive at Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge.  BLD Day 3. Darngku (Geikie Gorge), Halls Creek, Purnululu National Park. Travel to Darngku Geikie Gorge National Park for a cruise along Geikie Gorge.

Enjoy a visit to Halls Creek, before travelling to Purnululu National Park and arrive at APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge.

Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. BLD Day 4. Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge. Walk along Piccaninny Creek and test the acoustics at Cathedral Gorge. For a truly unforgettable perspective, you may like to take an optional helicopter flight over the domes (own expense). Enjoy drinks as you take in a sensational sunset over the striking Bungle Bungle massif. BLD Day 5. Echidna Chasm, Kununurra. Hike to Echidna Chasm, a spectacular cleft in the rock, then travel to Kununurra. Two Night Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort.

BLD Day 6. Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kununurra.

Travel to Lake Argyle and join a wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River to discover a fascinating ecological system. BLD Day 7. Parry’s Lagoon, Wyndham, El Questro. Visit the serene Parry’s Lagoon, where you may see an array of birdlife. Head to Wyndham and view the breathtaking Cambridge Gulf from the spectacular Five Rivers Lookout. Enjoy lunch before arriving at El Questro, which covers a staggering 700,000 acres. Afterwards, make your way to Emma Gorge Resort for dinner. Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort. BLD Day 8. El Questro, Home Valley Station. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the thermal pools of Zebedee Springs.

Afterwards, 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. Tonight, feast on a superb dinner that showcases the local produce. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE! Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge. BLD Take to the skies for an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls Kimberley Complete 15 Day Small Group 4WD Remote Journey WILDERNESS ADVENTURE A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await After a day’s exploration of the Bungle Bungle Range in the heart of Purnululu National Park, savour a sensational sunset overlooking the range with a refreshing drink in hand to commemorate the occasion.

Appreciate how remote you are as you ascend in a helicopter for an unparalleled view of the spectacular four-tiered Mitchell Falls and admire the breathtaking cascading waters of the plateau from above. Enjoy an informative visit to the Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries. The Kimberley’s rock art is arguably some of the world’s oldest, with evidence suggesting the earliest occupation in the region dates back 50,000 to 60,000 years. AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Travel to majestic Lake Argyle, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, join a spectacular wildlife cruise aboard a modern shaded vessel on the mighty Ord River.

KIMBERLEY COMPLETE | 71 Day 10. Mitchell Falls. Spend a full day hiking to Mitchell Falls. You will also enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls and the surrounding area back to the vehicle.  BLD Day 11. Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) Rock Art, 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 12. Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road. Today’s touring reveals a lush side of the Kimberley.

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 Day 13. Bell Gorge. At Bell Gorge, stunning cliffs surround a series of waterholes. Enjoy a hike, swim under the waterfall or go bird-watching.  BLD Day 14. King Leopold Range, Derby, Broome. Travel through the Wilinggin King Leopold Range Conservation Park en route to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Cultural Centre. Return to Broome and enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.

BLD Day 15. Depart Broome. After breakfast, transfer to the airport. B Your Wilderness Adventure Includes All-inclusive sightseeing experiences in up to 16 locations APT’s exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges Small group travel with a maximum of 20 guests Expert Driver-Guide and additional guides on selected walks Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle All meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers 20 MAX.

GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LL G R O U P S Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge Halls Creek WA NT Derby BROOME Geikie Gorge Drysdale River Station Tunnel Creek Emma Gorge Wyndham El Questro Home Valley Kununurra Windjana Gorge Fitzroy Crossing G i b b River Rd Kalumburu Road 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge Purnululu National Park Fitzroy River King Edward River Pentecost River Drysdale River Durack River Cone Bay Lake Argyle Ord River Mitchell River National Park Sealed Road 4WD Track No. of Nights Stay National Park APT’s Exclusive Wilderness Lodge 20 MAX.

GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LL G R O U P S 2019 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 15 DAY KIMBERLEY WILDERNESS ADVENTURE (GKC15) Twin Share Solo Trav.

Apr. 29; May 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. $8,695 $10,945 May 15, 17, 21, 23, 25^, 27, 29; June 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 14^, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 30. $8,995 $11,595 July 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11^, 14, 16, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30. $8,995 $11,595 Aug. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 13^, 15, 17. $8,995 $11,595 Aug. 20, 25, 26, 31. $8,695 $10,945 Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14. $8,595 $10,795 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates itinerary operates in reverse (GKC15R). 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 changes due to seasonal rain.

APT highly recommends travel insurance. Please see pages 82-83 for terms and conditions.

Active Intensity Level – This tour contains some longer, more challenging hikes over uneven terrain. MORE KIMBERLEY AND OUTBACK TOURS AVAILABLE There are a wide range of tours available in the Kimberley and Outback, including 4WD journeys and air tours along with many other touring options. Visit www.aptouring.com or please enquire for further details.

72 | KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Darwin. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening. Stay: Hilton Darwin.

D Day 2. Katherine Gorge, Mataranka.

Depart Darwin and head towards Katherine. Board a cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the walls carved from centuries-old sandstone. Stay: Mataranka, Territory Manor. BLD Day 3. Mataranka, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park. Travel to the Mataranka Thermal Pool and unwind in its crystal-clear waters. Then, travel to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Stay: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park.  BLD Day 4. Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Lost City, Barkly.

Enjoy a scenic flight over the unique rock formations of the Lost City. A series of sandstone outcrops, the Lost City evokes the remains of an ancient civilisation. Stay: Barkly Homestead.

BLD Day 5. Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), Alice Springs. Travel to Alice Springs in the Red Centre via Tennant Creek. Along the way, stop at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). Two Night Stay: Mercure Alice Springs Resort.  BLD Day 6. Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges. Head to Simpsons Gap, one of the scenic areas that pierce the West MacDonnell Ranges. Afterwards, visit Angkerle (Standley Chasm) and Ormiston Gorge.

 BLD Day 7. Mereenie Loop Road, Kings Canyon. Travel to Hermannsberg and visit the Namatjira School of Art. After lunch, venture along the Mereenie Loop Road to Kings Canyon. Stay: Kings Canyon Resort. BLD Day 8. Kings Canyon, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Journey into the heart of pristine Watarrka National Park and embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. After lunch, journey to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). At Ayers Rock Resort, the luxury of Sails in the Desert complements the surrounding natural beauty. This evening after dinner, experience the global phenomenon known as the Field of Light.

Two Night Stay: Uluru, Sails in the Desert.  BLD Day 9. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Embark on a sunrise base tour of Uluru. Tonight, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars, and at the same time, immerse yourself in the Field of Light art installation covering the desert floor behind you.BLD Day 10. Coober Pedy.

Set off on your journey into South Australia. Upon arrival in the Outback town of Coober Pedy, visit the Umoona Opal Mine. Stay: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel (underground rooms). BLD Witness the ever-changing colours of the iconic Uluru Central Australian Discovery 15 Day Small Group 4WD Remote Journey WILDERNESS ADVENTURE A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await Board a cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from centuries-old sandstone. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles and birdlife along the way.

Board a heli-flight for an unparalleled view of the rarely-seen natural wonder, the Lost City – a vast plateau protecting a collection of fascinating towering sandstone columns.

Drive out to the edge of the incredible Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and look out to the unique salt flats. This is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will treasure forever. AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT As darkness falls over Uluru, see the Outback come alive during 'A Night at Field of Light', as you experience thousands of lights illuminate the vast desert expanse in a kaleidoscope of colour.

CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN DISCOVERY | 73 Day 11. Oodnadatta Track, Marree. Journey along the iconic Oodnadatta Track, keeping an eye out for the 5,614-kilometre Dog Fence. You will also have the option to board a scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre (own expense). Afterwards, drive to the edge of Kati Thanda– Lake Eyre and look out to the salt flats. Stay: Marree Hotel.

BLD Day 12. Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is renowned for its spectacular 800-million- year-old landscapes. Set amongst river red gums, Ikara Safari Camp is an ideal base for exploring the dramatic Wilpena Pound.

Relax on your deck overlooking the bush. Two Night Stay: Wilpena Pound, Ikara Safari Camp. BLD Day 13. Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Enjoy a full day to explore the national park. Visit Brachina Gorge and keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby. After lunch, perhaps take an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound (own expense).  BLD Day 14. Clare Valley, Adelaide.

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine- growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the exceptional locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and savour a delicious Farewell Dinner this evening with your new-found friends. Stay: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel.

BLD Day 15. Depart Adelaide. After breakfast, transfer to the airport. B Your Wilderness Adventure Includes All-inclusive sightseeing experiences in 17 locations Small group travel with a maximum of 20 guests Two person crew – Driver Guide and Tour Director Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle All meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 WA SA NSW VIC QLD NT Uluru Kings Canyon Barkly Homestead Lorella Springs Katherine Alice Springs Tennant Creek Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) Roper Bar Watarrka National Park Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park West MacDonnell National Park Coober Pedy Marree Wilpena Pound William Creek Clare Valley Lake Torrens Gammon Ranges National Park Nitmiluk National Park Mereenie Loop Road Oodnadatta Track ADELAIDE DARWIN Mataranka Sealed Road 4WD Track Scenic Flight (Included) No.

of Nights Stay National Park Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre National Park Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park 20 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LL G R O U P S 2019 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 15 DAY OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURE (GODA15) Twin Share Solo Trav.

Apr. 13, 29, 30^. $7,995 $9,545 May 17^. $7,995 $9,545 Sept. 13, 29^. $7,995 $9,545 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates itinerary operates in reverse (GODA15R). 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 changes due to seasonal rain. APT highly recommends travel insurance. See pages 82-83 for terms and conditions. Active Intensity Level – This tour includes mainly easy walks over uneven terrain, with some optional more challenging hikes.

MORE KIMBERLEY AND OUTBACK TOURS AVAILABLE There are a wide range of tours available in the Kimberley and Outback, including 4WD journeys and air tours along with many other touring options.

Visit www.aptouring.com or please enquire for further details.

74 | KIMBERLEY & OUTBACK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES KEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner Day 1. Arrive Broome, Gibb River Road, Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek. Your day starts early with a visit to the Boab Prison Tree. Believed to be more than 1,500 years old and measuring an incredible 14 metres in diameter, this remarkable tree was once used by early police patrols as a standing point for prisoners as they were walked to Derby. Today, the hollow tree is a registered Indigenous site of great cultural significance. Journey along the Gibb River to Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek.

Later, continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Stay: Fitzroy Crossing, Fitzroy River Lodge.  LD Day 2. Geikie Gorge, Purnululu National Park. Travel to Danggu Geikie Gorge National Park and explore magnificent Geikie Gorge. Flooding of the river has bleached the walls white over time – an intriguing sight that makes it popular with photographers. Board a unique cruise along the stunning gorge and learn more about the beautiful flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Enjoy a visit to Halls Creek, before travelling to the World Heritage-listed Purnululu National Park. Experience the first of two exclusive APT Wilderness Lodges as you settle into the tranquil ambience of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of this stunning national park.

Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE!

Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge. BLD Day 3. Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge. Explore the magic of Purnululu National Park for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Marvel at the majestic beehive domes as your guide brings the natural history of the range to life. Walk along Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the Bungle Bungle domes. Your next stop is the natural amphitheatre of Cathedral Gorge, a spacious cavern where the acoustics are astounding. You may like to experience an optional scenic helicopter flight over the range (own expense).

This evening, enjoy drinks as the sun sets over the striking domes of the Bungle Bungle massif.BLD Day 4. Echidna Chasm, Kununurra. Enjoy a spectacular hike to Echidna Chasm. Afterwards, arrive in Kununurra.  Stay: Kununurra Country Club Resort. BLD Day 5. Ord River, El Questro. Join a spectacular wildlife cruise on the mighty Ord River. From a modern shaded vessel, discover a fascinating ecological system that has developed from the damming of the Ord River at two locations to create an area rich in wildlife, flora and undeniable beauty. Travel back to Kununurra then journey to the incredible El Questro.

Later, delight in a sumptuous dinner at your resort. Stay: El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort.  BLD Day 6. Emma Gorge, Home Valley Station. Head to the beautiful Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Afterwards hike to Emma Gorge, where you can indulge in a refreshing swim beneath The sheer cliffs of the Cockburn Range rise from the Kimberley landscape El Questro, Gorges & Purnululu 9 Day Small Group 4WD Remote Journey WILDERNESS ADVENTURE A Glimpse of The Included Signature Experiences That Await After a day’s exploration of the Bungle Bungle Range in the heart of Purnululu National Park, savour a sensational sunset overlooking the range with a refreshing drink in hand to commemorate the occasion.

This is the perfect way to capture the essence of the Kimberley. An astounding 700,000 acres in size, El Questro is simply incredible. From deep gorges, ochre cliffs, thermal springs, mud and salt flats, rainforests and cascading waterfalls, El Questro offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Kimberley.

AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge boasts an enviable position just off the Gibb River Road. The lodge enjoys its prime Indigenous-owned site, with expansive views of the King Leopold escarpment.

EL QUESTRO, GORGES & PURNULULU | 75 the towering droplet waterfall. Cross the Pentecost River into Home Valley Station, an immense cattle property. Head to a superb viewing area as you savour this inspirational setting with sunset drinks, overlooking the beautiful backdrop of the Cockburn Range. Stay: Home Valley Station.

BLD Day 7. Manning Gorge, Galvans Gorge, Gibb River Road.

At beautiful Manning Gorge, you’ll enjoy lunch in the shade of boab trees. Continue to Galvans Gorge, where a short walk leads to a picturesque waterhole. Inspect the Wandjina rock art on the gorge walls. Later, arrive at Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge for dinner. Two Night Stay: EXCLUSIVE!

Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge. BLD Day 8. Bell Gorge. Travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. Should you be feeling energetic, you may take the opportunity to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a dip below the cascading waterfall or alternatively, enjoy a spot of bird-watching.

BLD Day 9. Derby, Depart Broome. Travel into the Wilinggin King Leopold Range Conservation Park, then travel along the Gibb River Road to Derby, where you will visit the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre. Later in the afternoon, return to Broome, where your journey draws to a conclusion. BL Your Wilderness Adventure Includes All-inclusive sightseeing experiences in 13 locations APT’s exclusive network of Wilderness Lodges Small group travel with a maximum of 20 guests Expert Driver-Guide and additional guides on selected walks Travel in a custom-designed 4WD vehicle All meals, sightseeing, national park fees and airport transfers 2 2 1 1 1 1 Fitzroy River Halls Creek NT Derby Geikie Gorge Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge Kununurra Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge Lake Argyle Fitzroy Crossing WA Emma Gorge El Questro Home Valley Pentecost River Durack River Cone Bay Ord River Tunnel Creek Windjana Gorge G i b b River Rd Purnululu National Park BROOME Dimalurru Tunnel Creek National Park Wilinggin King Leopold Range National Park Sealed Road 4WD Track No.

of Nights Stay National Park APT’s Exclusive Wilderness Lodge 20 MAX. GUESTS G U ARANTE E D S M A LL G R O U P S 2019 DATES & PRICES (US$) PER PERSON 9 DAY KIMBERLEY WILDERNESS ADVENTURE (GKBR9) Twin Share Solo Trav.

May 3, 5, 8^, 14, 16, 22, 30, 30^. $5,195 $6,245 June 10^, 19, 19^, 30. $5,195 $6,245 July 1, 12, 16, 18, 20, 24, 29^. $5,195 $6,245 Aug. 4, 18, 29. $5,195 $6,245 Sept. 8, 15, 18. $5,195 $6,245 PLEASE NOTE: ^Indicates itinerary operates in reverse (GKBR9R). 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 changes due to seasonal rain. APT highly recommends travel insurance. Please see pages 82-83 for terms and conditions. Moderate Intensity Level – This tour includes mainly easy walks over uneven terrain, with some optional more challenging hikes.

MORE KIMBERLEY AND OUTBACK TOURS AVAILABLE There are a wide range of tours available in the Kimberley and Outback, including 4WD journeys and air tours along with many other touring options. Visit www.aptouring.com or please enquire for further details.

Freedom Of Choice™ Sightseeing On our Premier Escorted Vacations, personalise your vacation with a choice of sightseeing at no extra cost. Further details will be available through your APTTour Director. 76 | FREEDOM OF CHOICETM INCLUSIONS Bay of Islands (New Zealand) 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 R. Tucker Thompson. A delicious barbecue lunch is also included.

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. Russell Mini-Tour Be guided through New Zealand’s earliest European history, as you visit sites such as the Giant Sundial, Long Beach, Queen’s View, Tapeka Point and the Flagstaff. Blenheim (New Zealand) Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre* Take a guided tour of this world-class destination for historic aircraft, including Sir Peter Jackson’s World War I collection. 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.

Half-Day Wine Tour* This wonderful tour takes you right to the heart of the renowned Marlborough wine country, with visits to several of the region’s premier and picturesque wineries. Dunedin (New Zealand) Olveston House Discover the enthralling history of New Zealand as you wander through the historic home of a wealthy merchant family built in the early 1900s. Taieri Gorge Railway Depart from Dunedin Railway Station on a journey into the rugged countryside for views of scenery not available from the road. Auckland (New Zealand) Auckland City Sights On this tour, enjoy views of Ponsonby, Parnell Village and the Rose Gardens.

See other sights including Auckland University, Viaduct Basin and The Strand. Pride of Auckland Sail where the wind takes you on Auckland’s harbour, enjoying views of volcanic peaks and the city from the best vantage point – a relaxed 1.5 hour cruise. Auckland City Sights On this tour, enjoy views of Ponsonby, Parnell Village and the Rose Gardens. See other sights including Auckland University, Viaduct Basin and The Strand. Auckland City Sights On this tour, enjoy views of Ponsonby, Parnell Village and the Rose Gardens. See other sights including Auckland University, Viaduct Basin and The Strand.

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 above you.

Auckland Museum Receive a guided introduction to New Zealand’s must-see Auckland Museum, which houses a wondrous array of interesting exhibits and displays. Bush and Beach Wilderness Adventure* Experience the real landscapes of New Zealand with a guided exploration of lush rainforest and black sand beaches. Waiheke Wine and Olive Tasting Tour Head out across Hauraki Gulf to the picturesque Waiheke Island. On arrival, savour the delightful regional flavours during a wine and olive tasting tour. America’s Cup^ Sail an authentic America’s Cup yacht with a hands-on adventure on Waitemata Harbour.

Take to the helm to help steer on course. + + +

Speight’s Brewery Tour and Tasting Located on the same historic site since 1876, Speight’s Brewery has become one of Dunedin and Otago’s biggest and best known icons. Otago Peninsula Travel to the Otago Peninsula and choose from two activities – visit an albatross colony or enjoy a nature tour. Franz Josef (New Zealand) Glacier Hike^ Hike along a path where a glacier once stood. Perhaps upgrade to a heli-hike which includes a helicopter flight over Franz Josef Glacier (additional cost and subject to weather, availability and minimum numbers). Glacier Hot Pools^ Immerse yourself in the Glacier Hot Pools before a visit to the West Coast Wildlife Centre to get up close to New Zealand’s unique wildlife.

Havelock North (New Zealand) Gannet Beach^ Explore the rugged coastline of Gannet Beach from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers, home to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. Art Deco Tour^ In Napier, wander on foot into the heart of the Art Deco Quarter. Learn about the 1931 earthquake, which forced the city to rebuild during the Depression, resulting in this striking style. Hokianga (New Zealand) Weaving Workshop^ Discover the Māori tradition of flax weaving with an interactive workshop. You’ll learn the methods behind this age-old tradition before trying your hand at it yourself. Coastal Walk^ Follow the tracks which snake along the ocean on a picturesque coastal walk.

Prepare yourself for a day brimming with Māori history and panoramic vistas. Footprints Waipoua Tour at Twilight^ Experience the affinity that early Māori had with the surrounding forests and fauna. The giant trees are host to a plethora of bird life and other fauna.

Martinborough (New Zealand) Vineyard Bicycle Tour^ Enjoy a bicycle ride through the picturesque vineyards of Martinborough before stopping for a picnic lunch carefully prepared using fresh local produce. Greytown Exploration^ Enjoy time to spend exploring the picturesque small town of Greytown. Here, boutique shopping, superb cuisine, colonial cottages and mouth-watering chocolate beckon guests from all over. Mt Cook (New Zealand) Alpine Centre and 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.

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). Guided Nature Walk On this enthralling guided nature walk, discover the flora and beautiful scenery that characterises the Mt Cook landscape. Queenstown (New Zealand) 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. Station 2 Station Cycle Trail Cycle along tranquil country roads alongside the western slopes of Lake Wakatipu and admire alpine vistas between Mt Nicholas and Walter Peak Station. Wine Tour* This Queenstown wine tour offers a personalised sightseeing experience through the wineries in New Zealand’s foremost Central Otago wine region. Skippers Canyon Enjoy an exciting adventure following the Shotover River Valley. Admire the dramatic sheer cliffs and breathtaking river gorges along the way.

Dart Wilderness Jet Take an exhilarating jet boat ride along the Dart River, before setting out on a guided walk through ancient native beech forest. Leisurely Bike Ride^ Take to your bike as you embark on a leisurely guided ride around the stunning countryside of Queenstown. FREEDOM OF CHOICETM INCLUSIONS | 77 Also available in Queenstown: Million Dollar Cruise.

78 | FREEDOM OF CHOICETM INCLUSIONS Rotorua (New Zealand) 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. 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. Māori Experience Enjoy access to Redwood Treewalk with a Māori guide who will share cultural insights. Visit the Ohinemutu Village, stopping at St Faiths Church for morning tea.

Te Anau (New Zealand) Fiordland Jet Enjoy a fun and informative jet boating experience including a short walk in Fiordland National Park and still have time to recharge and explore the gem that is Te Anau. Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise Explore the beauty of this vast fiord on a cruise and soak up the serenity of this untouched wilderness area. Glow Worm Caves For a magical underground experience, journey into caverns lit by thousands of tiny glowworms. Enjoy a silent boat ride to truly appreciate the magical setting. Cradle Mountain (Australia) Wine and Cheese Tasting Enjoy the taste of Tasmania’s finest cheeses and gain an insight into the art of wine appreciation.

Night Spotlight Tour Experience the wonder of stunning Cradle Mountain wilderness at night, searching for native animals by torchlight (limited availability). Guided Walk Join a leisurely afternoon stroll through the pristine alpine scenery surrounding Cradle Mountain, learning about the native flora and fauna from your naturalist guide. Hobart (Australia) Tahune AirWalk Travel to the picturesque Huon Valley and experience the thrill of nature during a guided walk among the tree tops on the Tahune AirWalk. Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Cruise the Derwent River to the Museum of Old and New Art.

Here, you’ll view magnificent collections of ancient, modern and contemporary art. History of Alcohol Walking Tour A fun way to get to know the state’s capital, your guide will take you to various iconic hotels and pubs. You’ll also enjoy tastings of Tasmanian beer, wine and spirits. History of People and Places Walking Tour Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Hobart on a locally guided walking tour. Along the way you’ll hear iconic stories from the city’s past. Launceston (Australia) Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre In a building that dates back to 1904, learn about the history and heritage of the region, as well as a story of survival.

Beer Lover’s Tour Learn about the brewing process on a tour of the historic James Boag’s Brewery. In the Centre for Beer Lovers, sample three beers matched with three varieties of local cheese. Seahorse World Gain a glimpse into the magical underwater home of seahorses at one of the world’s first seahorse farms, and learn about the preservation of these mystical creatures. Platypus House Visit Platypus House, where you are guaranteed to see the elusive and unique platypus, as well as other fascinating Tasmanian wildlife.

High Tea at Peppers Silo Hotel Enjoy a delicious selection of scones, cakes and sandwiches as you sit down for an indulgent high tea at Launceston’s Peppers Silo Hotel.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – NOTES 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. Dining options are subject to availability and seasonal opening times of restaurants. Limited numbers and dining times apply. *Available on both Premier Escorted Vacations and Small Group Journeys.

^Available on Small Group Journeys only. Freedom of Choice Sightseeing and Dining Inclusions are not available on Value-Plus Vacations or Kimberley and Outback Wilderness Adventures.

FREEDOM OF CHOICETM INCLUSIONS | 79 Freedom of Choice™ Dining Enjoy a tantalising selection of dining experiences in the following locations. Walter Peak Cruise aboard a vintage steamer to Walter Peak High Country Farm and enjoy dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant. Skyline Restaurant Take a magical gondola ride up to the Skyline Restaurant. Enjoy stunning views and an extensive buffet. Canyon Food & Brew Co. Admire views over the Shotover River and canyon while enjoying quality crafted beer and flavoursome cuisine at Canyon Food & Brew Co.

NEW ZEALAND QUEENSTOWN AUSTRALIA HOBART Mures Upper Deck With sweeping views across Hobart’s harbour, exceptional service and award- winning seafood, Mures Upper Deck provides diners an experience to savour.

Drunken Admiral Restaurant Situated on Hobart’s picturesque waterfront, this delightful restaurant offers fresh local seafood and exudes a certain nautical nostalgia. Restaurant Tasman Enjoy relaxed dining and friendly service at the Restaurant Tasman, where you’ll choose from a menu of modern cuisine created from fresh Tasmanian produce. Your Hotel Restaurant Enjoy a contemporary fusion of local and international cuisine conveniently located at your hotel.

Pre & Post Accommodation Stunning locations, unparalleled indulgence. Holidays can’t last forever, but they can last a little longer. Before or after your tour, extend your adventure with a stay in one of New Zealand or Australia’s fascinating cities. *All pre/post accommodation availability and rates include breakfast, are indicative only and may vary depending on seasonal events. From top: Rydges Auckland is perfectly positioned to explore the city. Relax and unwind at the Pullman Cairns International. Enjoy the superb location of Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney. 80 | PRE & POST ACCOMMODATION (US$) PER PERSON, FROM* Twin Share Solo Trav.

AUCKLAND Crowne Plaza Auckland $130 $235 Grand Millennium Auckland $115 $205 M Social Auckland $150 $300 Rydges Auckland $120 $215 CHRISTCHURCH Quality Hotel Elms $90 $155 Rydges Latimer Christchurch $110 $195 The Commodore $110 $200 WELLINGTON InterContinental Wellington $120 $210 QT Museum Wellington $140 $280 Travelodge Wellington $90 $180 QUEENSTOWN Peppers Beacon Hotel $135 $250 SYDNEY Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney $200 $375 PARKROYAL Darling Harbour $155 $280 CAIRNS Pullman Cairns International $95 $165 ALICE SPRINGS Mercure Alice Springs Resort $90 $155 GOLD COAST Mantra On View Hotel $75 $150 PERTH Crowne Plaza Perth $100 $175 DARWIN Hilton Darwin $120 $215 Mantra on the Esplanade $115 $205 BROOME Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa $185 $345 Oaks Broome $105 $190 LAUNCESTON Peppers Silo Hotel $95 $175 Hotel Grand Chancellor $95 $165 ADELAIDE The Playford Hotel $125 $215

DECK PLANS | 81 CATEGORIES 6 Deluxe Staterooms 17m2 8 Upper Deck Staterooms 14m2 4 Staterooms 13m2 5 Cabins 10m2 Discover coastal icons of the Kimberley that are only accessible by sea Unwind in a Stateroom aboard the Coral Expeditions I Enjoy meals in the spacious dining room on board TECHNICAL DATA Coral Expeditions I Length: 35m • Width: 13m Suites: 23 • Max. Passengers: 46 Speed: 12 knots DECK A DECK B DECK D DECK C Coral Expeditions I

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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 “Tour” are references to the tour you have booked with APT. References to “Excursions” are references to short trips or tours included or available as part of your Tour.

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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, once we have received your deposit, your tour price is guaranteed. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required for land only tours. For East Coast Adventure and Grand Australian Discovery tours, a non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required within seven days of booking.

For Treasures of Australia and Small Group Journeys, a non- refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required within seven days. An additional deposit is required when booking an El Questro Homestead upgrade. For Kimberley and Outback Wilderness Adventures packages, a security deposit of 10% of the tour price per person is required within 7 days of receipt of booking confirmation. For Kimberley Cruising, a security deposit of 20% of the tour price per person is required within 7 days of receipt of booking confirmation Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure for Treasures of Australia, Small Group Journeys, Kimberley & Wilderness Adventure & Kimberley Cruising packages.

All other touring final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, unless stated in the terms of a special offer. Payment in full is required at the time of booking for departure dates occurring within the final payment due dates outlined above. 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 US Dollars. Prices are per person twin share (unless specified.) Travelling with Minors Children less than twelve years of age are not recommended on our tours/cruises.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and share their room with an adult. Included in Price As indicated in individual itineraries – all transport, accommodation, airport transfers on the first and last day, sightseeing, excursions, meals, admissions, and the services of a Tour Director on land tours (if minimum numbers are not met, the Tour Director's duties may be covered by a Driver-Guide), Driver-Guide for Kimberley & Outback 4WD Wilderness Adventures and an Expedition Leader on Kimberley Cruising).

Not Included in Our Tour Price Airfares, airport taxes, 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, optional excursions not specified in your itinerary and extra overnight accommodation at the start or end of the tour. Gratuities Tipping for hotel, ocean cruising staff 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.

Transfers at Your Destination Arrival transfers are included on Day 1 of your Tour or with APT pre-tour accommodation.

Return transfer is included on the last day of your Tour or with post-tour accommodation booked through APT. All flight information must be provided to APT 60 days prior to your departure date, if this information is not received we are unable to guarantee the transfer/s. No refund will be given for any unused transfers. If you miss your pre-arranged transfer/s you are responsible for making your way to the destination at your own expense. Choosing Your Vacation Tours contained within this brochure are for departures between 1 January 2019 – 30 September 2020. To maximise your enjoyment of your vacation and to ensure that it lives up to your expectations, it is important that you choose the right tour for you.

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 that 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.

Twin or Double Rooms Accommodation, regardless of rating, is in standard rooms and based on twin beds or a double bed unless otherwise stated. Twin Share for Solo Travellers To qualify for this offer, you must not smoke in your rooms and accept that compatibility with your room mate cannot be guaranteed. APT will not provide a complimentary upgrade to a single room in the event of a non-compatibility. If this request is made, the party requesting the move to a single room will be charged the full additional cost to upgrade, however, availability cannot be guaranteed. Room mate will be of the same gender.

Available on selected tours only.

Solo Travellers A limited number of single rooms/suites/cabins may be available on request at the time of booking your Tour. Solo supplement must be paid with your final payment. 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. A Health, Fitness & Mobility Questionnaire will be provided and requested to be completed at the time of booking if you advise of any health, fitness or mobility issues.

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. Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on coaches, due to space limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on. 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.

Visa & Passports All passengers must have a valid passport with at least six months validity beyond the conclusion of your trip. At time of printing, visas are required for passengers travelling from North America to Australia but not for New Zealand. Requirements are subject to change and should be verified at time of booking. Each passenger must ensure that visas have been secured as required and the cost is solely the responsibility of the passengers. The Company accepts no responsibility if you do not have the correct documentation for your vacation. APT Freedom of Choice™ Sightseeing & Dining Minimum and maximum group numbers apply to some Freedom of Choice™ inclusions.

If your first choice of Freedom of Choice™ inclusion is unavailable you may be asked to choose an alternative. Optional Tours, Room Upgrades On selected tours there is an opportunity to undertake additional optional sightseeing tours. These are booked on tour with the Tour Director and are payable direct to the provider. Room upgrades should also be booked at the time of making your reservation and paid for at the time of final balance. Excursions and room upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking. Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. These are an additional cost to your Tour price.

Late Bookings & Special Offers Late booking promotions and special offers do not apply to existing bookings unless otherwise stated. Health & Fitness A good level of fitness and health is required to participate on APT’s Tours. 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. Kimberley cruising holidays require several wet landings, whereby feet and legs may be fully immersed in water during embarkation and disembarkation of zodiacs.

Mobility is needed boarding or alighting coaches. We recommend a visit to the doctor and dentist before travelling to remote destinations. It is your responsibility to advise APT of any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect the normal conduct of a Tour and the enjoyment of other passengers. A Health, Fitness & Mobility Questionnaire will be provided and requested to be completed at the time of booking if you advise of any health, fitness 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 cancellation penalties or the return of passengers from a tour, and a refund for lost touring cannot be claimed. BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR VACATION 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. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws applicable in British Columbia, Canada. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia and any courts competent to hear appeals from those 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.

Travel Insurance Travel Insurance is not included in your Tour. You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes (without limitation) coverage for the cost of your holiday package, medical expenses, loss and or damage to luggage, land and airfare charges that may occur due to cancellation, impossibility of performance or other frustration, personal liability, delay, cancellation curtailment, missed departure, legal expenses, disruption, loss of deposit or strikes. Travel Information and Documents After booking you will receive an invoice with all important information relevant to your Tour.

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 am departures. Special Requests Where a special request (e.g. diet, room location, twin or double bedded room, a particular facility at a hotel, 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 or other supplier, but cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated. The provision of any special request does not constitute a term of your contract with us.

Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability.

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. Deposit requirements may vary when booking a special offer. Savings Offers – Book By 31 March 2019 A limited number of savings offers are available as indicated on page 19. Offers are available until 31 March 2019 unless sold out prior. Offers apply to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at anytime. Only one offer per person applies and cannot be combined with any other offer, unless specified.

IF YOU CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR VACATION 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 $70 per person 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 Premier and Value-Plus Escorted Vacations Days of Notice: Fee Per Person: 61 days or more Loss of deposit 60-46 days 25% of Vacation Package price 45-22 days 75% of Vacation Package price 21 days or less 100% of Vacation Package price Cancellation Policy for Kimberley & Outback Wilderness Adventures and Small Group Journeys Days of Notice: Fee Per Person: 100 days or more Loss of deposit 99-61 days 20% of Vacation Package price 60-15 days 50% of Vacation package price 14 days or less 100% of Vacation Package price Cancellation Policy for Kimberley Coast Cruising Days of Notice: Fee Per Person: 100 days or more Loss of deposit 99-61 days 50% of Vacation Package price 60 days or less 100% of Vacation Package price 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 Tour price is charged. There is no refund for unused services or if portions of the Tour are missed. Additional cancellation fees may also be charged in respect of accommodation reserved outside the Tour dates. These cancellation fees are in addition to any fees that may be levied by APT and your travel agent (if any). 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 $70 per person in addition to any applicable cancellation fees.

IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR VACATION 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 Tour at the time of booking. Tours or Excursions 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 tour. APT will endeavour to notify you of any significant changes prior to your departure.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS | 83 Changes Due to Weather Sometimes due to elements beyond APT’s control, it may be necessary to make alterations to your itinerary. A number of Freedom of Choice™ Sightseeing Inclusions are also weather dependent. If We Change or Cancel Your Vacation 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 hotels etc., over whom we have no direct control. On occasion changes do have to be made, and APT reserves the right to cancel or amend Tours/ Excursions accordingly.

If we make a major change to your vacation, 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 vacation and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. 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). 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, licence 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 VACATION 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 or Cruising 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 vacation, 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 office at #530, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E1 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 while 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. Arbitration: Any and all disputes concerning this contract, the brochure or other material for your trip or the trip itself shall be resolved solely and exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then current commercial rules of the Commercial Arbitration Act of British Columbia. In any such arbitration, the costs will be shared equally between the parties. Costs shall not include costs by a party for representation by counsel.

Unless the parties otherwise agree the rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre shall apply. 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.com/privacy or by request to us. We will use only names and contact details for marketing purposes unless you notify us that you do not wish to receive future marketing material by writing to APT. #530, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E1. 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 vacation 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 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 – APT, # 530, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E1. 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.

3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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 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 tour. 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 immediately. You are responsible for all charges that result from a 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 Premier Escorted, Small Group Journeys and Outback Wilderness Tours are operated by APT. Value-Plus Tours are operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT Travel Group. Value- Plus Red Centre portion of the Grand Australian Discovery Tour is 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 160 cm (63 inches), weight limit 20 kg (44 pounds). Dimensions for checked baggage are calculated by adding together the width, height and depth of the piece of baggage. Extra bags: An extra charge will be imposed to cover handling of any additional bags. Your Tour Director will advise the additional charge. For Kimberley & Outback tours, Touring is conducted in small 4WD vehicles with limited luggage capacity.

Each passenger must limit their luggage to one small/medium soft bag or suitcase weighing no more than 16kg (35 lb approx) and with dimensions of no more than 66cm length x 35cm width x 32cm height. Cameras, etc., should be carried separately. Should you have excess luggage, it is your responsibility to organise for this to be forwarded to your final destination. For Kimberley cruises, there are no luggage restrictions. APT Club Details including the full range of benefits and conditions may be viewed on our website at www.aptouring.com/APTClub Smoking For other passengers’ comfort there is no smoking on coaches or in hotels, except in designated external areas.

Triple Rooms Triple Room prices are subject to availability and based on existing room sizes and hotel bedding (twin/double beds, normally max. 2 beds per room). Third bed will be a single roll- away. Triple rooms are not available on Kimberley Wilderness Adventures and cruises.

Registration The Company is registered in British Columbia, Canada (A0073478). CPBC# 62245. United States Tour Operators Association $1 Million Travellers Assistance Program: APT, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travellers Assistance Program, the advance payments of APT customers in the unlikely event of APT bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by APT may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by APT.

More details of the USTOA Travellers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.

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