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AND THE ISLANDS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND


2012

Unique experiences lasting impressions.

SEE THE COLORS OF AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND and the Islands of the SOUTH PACIFIC WITH TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS
Whether youre going to the beach, the mountains or a cosmopolitan city, theres nothing that equals the thrill of anticipating your next vacation. Choosing Travel Impressions ensures youll be taken care of every step of the way from the planning stages through your return. For over 30 years weve been leading the travel industry with comfort and convenience. Because were a travel leader having served millions of satisfied travelers, you can be sure that youll enjoy an impeccable level of quality and commitment. Our dedicated group of English- and Spanish-speaking travel experts work with you and your travel agent to create a vacation that meets your dreams. Thats why we offer exhilarating journeys to 66 countries with a choice of more than 2,000 hotels. Well help to work within your budget, making sure that you get the most value out of your dollar. Travel Impressions has a dedicated team of Group Travel Consultants who will help you create memorable group travel experiences. Our Group Travel Consultants will professionally handle all aspects of your group, from the planning stages through post trip follow up. They will recommend the travel itineraries and travel partners that best meet your group specific travel needs. Well reserve your rental car, recommend and reserve tours and attractions, or we can book your vacation with air service or as accommodations only. To ensure a smooth trip, well make

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See the Colors of Australia, New Zealand and the Islands of the South Pacific

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Know Before You Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 16-day East Coast Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Sydney & New South Wales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Melbourne & Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Northern Territory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Queensland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 South Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Tasmania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 19-day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience . .30 North Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 South Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Tahiti and Her Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Tahiti/Papeete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Moorea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Bora Bora & Tahaa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Huahine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Rangiroa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
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HOTEL RATING SYSTEM


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Premium hotels and resorts located in choice settings with exquisite surroundings They offer the finest guest services and amenities, tailored to the needs of the discerning traveler.

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Tastefully furnished accommodations in beautiful surroundings, offering a broad range of upscale services and amenities.

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Comfortable accommodations offering most standard services and amenities. Excellent value.

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Clean, basic hotel rooms with modest services and amenities. A good choice for budget-minded travelers.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO...


The South Pacific may appear overwhelming for a first-time visitor, or even a seasoned traveler. The following information will help prepare you for your vacation: Passport & Entry Requirements This information is subject to change. It is advisable to check with the nearest government representative of your destination prior to your travel. Australia - Passports must be valid for longer than the period of the stay. Visitors to Australia (with the exception of New Zealand passport holders) will require a visitor visa that allows for stays in Australia of up to 12 weeks. Visitor visas can be applied for online and must be done prior to arrival in Australia. New Zealand - Passports valid for at least 3 months, as well as onward or return air tickets, must be produced on arrival by all visitors. Visas are not required by most foreign nationals provided they are bona fide tourists and do not intend to stay more than 30 days. French Polynesia - A valid passport, return airline ticket to resident country or to at least two more continuing destinations as well as sufficient funds to cover their planned stay is required for entry. Fiji - Visitors will be issued with a tourist visa on arrival. All visitors must have a passport that is valid for at least three months after departure from Fiji, onward or return air tickets and sufficient funds to cover their stay. Currency ATMs are prevalent in most areas, and are usually your best source for cash at the most current exchange rate. Australia - The currency is based on the Australian Dollar (AUD). New Zealand - The currency is based on the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). French Polynesia - The currency is based on the Pacific Franc (XPF). Fiji - The national currency is Fijian Dollars (FJD). Adapters and Converters A plug adapter and voltage converter are recommended, as they may not be available at all hotels. New Zealand - Hotel porters are generally tipped a small amount and for exceptional service. In restaurants, you can add 10% to the bill. There are no service charges added to bills. French Polynesia - Tipping is not customary or expected in Tahitian culture. However, tipping is always welcome for exemplary service. Fiji - Tipping is not widely practiced and is at your discretion. Packing for Your Trip Check with your airline for luggage weight restrictions, as many local carriers have their own rules. Clothing Temperatures can fluctuate, so be prepared to dress in layers. Australia - Australia is a relaxed and casual place. The rule for most establishments is enclosed footwear. A jacket may be required in some nightclubs and restaurants. Comfortable shoes are a must for hiking through national parks. New Zealand - Informal (smart casual) dress is acceptable on most occasions in New Zealand and is in fact quite appropriate given the relaxed lifestyle. Men are generally not expected to wear suits and ties except in a few of the more exclusive bars and restaurants in major towns. French Polynesia - The climate and lifestyle of the islands calls for casual and comfortable clothing. Pack loose-fitting, natural fabrics and plenty of shorts. For dinner, casual slacks and sport shirts are the best choice for men; cool sundresses for women. Fiji - Visitors need light casual clothing suitable for the tropical climates of Fiji, although during the dry season nighttime temperatures can drop and a light sweater may be needed. Revealing clothing is frowned upon in public places, particularly in villages.

To-Do List If traveling to Australia, apply for a visitor visa. Travel with credit cards and an ATM card. Keep a record of important numbers for credit cards, ATM cards and travelers checks in a separate location. Australia - Electric standard is 240/250 volts AC Make two copies of your bank cards, credit cards, 50HZ. Universal outlets for 110 volts (shavers only) drivers license, passport and return airline ticket. are standard in most hotels. Keep one at home, and bring one with you. New Zealand - Electric standard is 220/240 volts AC, Leave an itinerary with a close family member generally accepting 3-pin plugs. or neighbor. French Polynesia - The electric current in most hotels If you are going to a warm destination, bring strong sunscreen and a hat. Excessive sun exposure has is 110 or 220 volts, depending upon the specific ruined many vacations. location. Visitors should bring adapters. If traveling with young children, take along play Fiji - Electricity in all resorts is 240 volts, 50 cycles AC. activities for the airport and plane ride. Some resorts may have 110 volt outlets for use as well. Medications, jewelry and other valuables should be Temperature hand-carried, not placed in checked luggage. Temperatures are recorded in Celsius. To convert to Place your airline tickets and other valuables in your an approximate Fahrenheit temperature, double the hotels safe deposit box. Celsius and add 30. Make sure your luggage has identification both inside and out. Time and Date Pack the following items: voltage converter and The 24-hour clock is used to denote timetables. adapter plugs; calculator (for converting currency); To convert to U.S. time for 13:00 and over, subtract camera with extra film or memory cards, battery 12 and add pm. For example, 18:00 is 6:00 pm. and charger; walking shoes and rain gear. Dates are written with the day coming before the Check with your airline several days before your month. For example, Christmas is 25-12-12. departure date to reconfirm your flight. Do the Tipping same before your return flight. Australia - Hotels and restaurants do not add service Call your airline before leaving for the airport to charges to your bill. In up-market restaurants, it is check on any last minute delays. usual to tip waiters up to 10% of the bill for good Due to increased security, arrive at the airport early. service. However, tipping is always your choice.
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Friendly smiles and wide-open spaces await you in Australia. In the land down under, breathtaking landscapes deliver the perfect backdrop for once-in-a-lifetime adventures, while bustling, cosmopolitan cities provide unforgettable, culturerich experiences. Australia beckons the adventurous spirit with arid deserts, sultry rainforests, snow-capped mountains and brilliant, white-sand beaches. Reverse seasons will delight with summer winter sports and winter beach-going. Many of the worlds wonders are right here in Australia, satisfying thrill-seekers from all over the globe.
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Soak up civilization with superb galleries, museums, theaters, and bustling nightlife. Skyscrapers and shopping strips are also just a short drive from mountains, ocean, river and bush. Foodies will delight in Australias culinary offerings, as the regions many talented chefs have turned its sun-kissed produce into a melting pot of award-winning cuisine. And if wine appreciation is your thing, why not hop from one vineyard to another? Australias blissful beaches and breathtaking coasts provide the perfect setting to kick back, relax and unwind.
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Welcome to Australia

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Choose the itinerary which best suits your vacation needs, whether youve got two weeks or six months to cover your territory. Determine the experience you seek, whether it is coastal, cultural, romantic, adventure, Outback, nature, Aboriginal, city, or even a combination of these. Simply let one of our travel specialists create an itinerary as unique as you are.

16-DAY EAST COAST ADVENTURE


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything will be pre-arranged and all you have to do is enjoy! Discover the highlights of Australias eastern coastline, traveling from Sydney to Cairns via Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Fraser Island and Daydream Island. From Cairns, head inland to the Red Centre and explore Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs. You may even wish to extend your journey by another three nights, traveling to Darwin for a further insight into Aboriginal culture. Meals included daily: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner DAY 1: Sydney, Port Macquarie, Welcome Dinner and Drinks (D) The adventure begins in Sydney. Drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Central Coast, making your way to Port Macquarie. Enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks, where youll meet your fellow travelers. Hotel: Rydges Port Macquarie. DAY 2: Port Macquarie, Byron Bay (B) Drive to Byron Bay, a bohemian town world-renowned for its surf beaches. Take in the views from Cape Byron, the Australian mainlands most easterly point. Watch the surfers and maybe see dolphins off the point. Continue to Surfers Paradise in the heart of Queenslands Gold Coast, and take a stroll along the beach. Hotel: Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. DAY 3: Gold Coast, Brisbane, Moreton Island (B, D) A short drive takes you to Brisbane, where you will enjoy some time at leisure. Cruise across Moreton Bay to Moreton Island National Park, home to Queenslands wild dolphins. Hotel: Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, Moreton Island. (two nights) DAY 4: Tangalooma, Moreton Island, Wild Dolphins (B) Enjoy a full day exploring the island. Go quad bike riding through the bush and beach, or take a catamaran cruise with a marine biologist in search of dugong, dolphins and sea turtles (all activities at own expense). Tonight is a highlight youll have the opportunity to interact with the friendly dolphins that swim close to the shore. DAY 5: Moreton Island, Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Island (B, D) Return to the mainland and visit the Australia Zoo, made famous by the Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. You will then travel through the Sunshine Coast to Fraser Island, a popular tourist destination, especially in whale watching season (August-October) when humpback whales can be seen offshore. Hotel: Eurong Beach Resort, Fraser Island. (two nights) DAY 6: World Heritage-Listed Fraser Island (B, L, D) Experience Fraser Island, offering exceptional beauty in the form of uninterrupted white beaches and striking colored sand cliffs. Explore the worlds largest sand island in 4-wheel drive vehicles, and discover unspoiled surf beaches, inland lakes and lush rainforest. DAY 7: Tropic of Capricorn, Rockhampton (B, D) Journey to Rockhampton, located on the Tropic of Capricorn. Take a leisurely stroll around the lovely Botanic Gardens, with its excellent specimens of palms, cycads and ferns, and a Japanese garden offering a sense of peace and tranquility. Hotel: Rockhampton Plaza Hotel. DAY 8: Mackay, Airlie Beach, Cruise to Daydream Island (B, D) Head to Mackay, the sugar capital of Australia. Continue to Airlie Beach and cruise to Daydream Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef. The island is described as the jewel of the Whitsundays. Hotel: Daydream Island Resort & Spa. (two nights)

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Meals included daily: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner DAY 9: Great Barrier Reef Experience (B, L) Voyage to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef aboard a catamaran. Arrive at the Reef, and enjoy a reef education presentation and view the tropical fish from the Underwater Observatory and the semi-submersible. For the more adventurous, follow a snorkeling trail and view the coral and sea life. DAY 10: Daydream Island, Whitsundays, Townsville, Cairns (B) Return to the mainland and head to Townsville. Continue along the coastline, traveling between lush mountains with tropical vegetation and sandy beaches. Your destination is Cairns, a cosmopolitan city where its residents enjoy an enviable tropical lifestyle. Hotel: Hotel Cairns. (two nights) DAY 11: Port Douglas, Kuranda, Farewell Dinner (B, D) Drive along the coast to Port Douglas. On arrival, head to Kuranda, a village in the rainforest where you can wander the local markets. Travel aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway (at own expense) or by coach back to Cairns. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your tour director at Tjapukai by Night. DAY 12: Cairns, Alice Springs (B) Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs, the gateway to Central Australia, and transfer to your hotel (airfare not included). The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax or further explore the heart of the Red Center. Hotel: Aurora Alice Springs. DAY 13: Camel Farm, Mala Walk, Uluru Sunset Visit a camel farm en route to Ayers Rock (Uluru), and perhaps take a ride on a camel (at own expense). Tour the base of Uluru and join the guided Mutitjulu and Mala walks. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as the sun sets on Uluru. Hotel: Outback Pioneer Hotel. DAY 14: Uluru Sunrise, Kata Tjuta (Olgas) Rise early to view Uluru in the first light of day. Travel to Kata Tjuta, and walk into Walpa (Olga) Gorge. Depart for Kings Canyon. Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort. DAY 15: Kings Canyon, Alice Springs Choose between two guided walks at Kings Canyon before traveling to Alice Springs. Hotel: Aurora Alice Springs. DAY 16: Depart Alice Springs Enjoy a free morning in Alice Springs before your transfer to the airport. Please be advised that the domestic flights from Cairns to Alice Springs and Alice Springs to Sydney are not included and need to be booked independently. A hotel stay (pre/post) in Sydney before and after the tour is recommended and also must be booked independently. Consult your travel agent for more details on this and other escorted tours.

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New South Wales is known for its natural beauty, engaging local communities and rich pastoral and rural heritage. Take your pick from the glorious north and south coasts, the metropolis of Sydney, the heart of the country, the rugged Outback or the snowy mountains. Vacationing in New South Wales is the perfect way to enjoy rest, recreation and rejuvenation to the utmost. One of the regions most popular destinations is the bustling capital of Sydney, a cosmopolitan city set on one of the worlds most stunning harbors. Enjoy a wide-ranging cultural life, dynamic food scene, bustling nightlife and vibrant cityscape of outstanding contemporary and colonial architecture. Sydney delivers the perfect vacation experience with a plethora of things to see and do. Catch the perfect wave at famous Bondi or Palm Beaches, dine waterside in the historic Rocks precinct, be inspired by a wonderful, magical performance at the Sydney Opera House, or enthralled by one of the best Aboriginal art collections. No matter which one you choose, rest assured our reputable suppliers and experienced travel specialists will make your trip an adventure of a lifetime!

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Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! New South Wales vacation enhancing tours depart from Sydney. Overnight Hunter Valley Wine Country Tour This tour of the Hunter Valley wine country includes transfers from Sydney, one night accommodations at Hunter Resort, a three-course dinner and full breakfast. Enjoy a Hunter Wine Theatre experience followed by a private wine tasting and a choice of activities, such as a two hour horseback riding tour, 30 minute Heavenly Hunter massage, full-day horse and carriage vineyard tour and more. Two-Day 4-Wheel Drive High Country Adventure Travel in a luxury 4-wheel drive vehicle across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and pass the 2000 Olympic Games site before enjoying morning tea with wild kangaroos deep in the Australian bush. In the high Blue Mountains youll see waterfalls, magnificent canyons and Australias most famous Three Sisters. Enjoy a delicious Aussie country-style lunch and stay at the luxurious Lilianfels Blue Mountains. The next day, your admission into Featherdale Wildlife Park is included. Two-Day Best Of Wines & Dolphins Enjoy glorious scenery en route to Australias premier wine growing region. Your first winery visit among several is at the Brokenback Range, then on to the San Martino Winery and Caf for an included tasting plate-style lunch with wines. Check into Peppers Guest House and continue to explore the region. The next day, prepare for the fully inclusive Dolphin Magic tour via 4-wheel drive. After lunch, join the dolphin watch cruise and get close to magnificent wildlife.

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LILIANFELS BLUE MOUNTAINS ***** Lilianfels is a renowned haven of relaxation nestled in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. This hotel is located in an historic country house set amidst two acres of manicured gardens. Just a short drive from Sydney, it is a breathtaking escape for romantics, a delight for gourmets, and a wonder for nature lovers. All guestrooms reflect Lilianfels Victorian heritage and feature contemporary touches. WOLGAN VALLEY RESORT & SPA ***** This environmentally responsible destination is set amid the stunning scenery of Australias rugged Greater Blue Mountain World Heritage Area. A non-smoking resort, it features 40 free-standing private suites, each with their own pool and terrace, world-class dining showcasing the local, mostly organic produce of Australia, and exemplary service. Overall, Wolgan Valley offers guests inspiring and memorable experiences. LEURA HOUSE *** H This mountain guest house (c.1880) is an historic and magnificent home. Spacious gardens and lovely valley views surround the house situated on the highest point of the beautiful village of Leura. Elegantly furnished with lots of old-world charm, it is filled with antiques, atmosphere and style. Spacious gardens and lovely valley views surround the guest house and create an atmosphere of peace and serenity. TOWER LODGE ***** Revel in intimate luxury at this charming, low-rise Spanish mission-style retreat. This exclusive, non-smoking haven boasts 12 extraordinary guestrooms furnished with antiques, treasures, collectables, rich fabrics and recycled old timbers. Enjoy the intimate lounge and bar, baronial dining room, cozy library and impressive recreational facilities. Delight in food and drink at the renowned Roberts Restaurant and the acclaimed Tower Estate Winery. CROWNE PLAZA HUNTER VALLEY **** H Less than two hours drive north of Sydney, surrounded by picturesque vineyards and its own golf course, this non-smoking, award-winning hotel with Spa epitomizes warm hospitality in Hunter Valley. Centrally located on Wine Country Drive, it features a range of deluxe hotel rooms and villa-style two- and three-bedroom self-contained apartments, making it the perfect place for your next escape. PEPPERS GUEST HOUSE **** H Rustic, luxurious and intimate, Peppers Guest House is nestled in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country. It offers guests a choice of 48 rooms and suites, and each is tastefully furnished in classic, contemporary style. From the moment guests walk into the reception area, the fresh flowers, rugs on polished floors and roaring fire (in winter) create a welcoming and indulgent atmosphere. HUNTER RESORT *** Located north of Sydney in the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country, Hunter Resort is situated on 80 acres in a quiet location nestled amongst 40 year-old vineyards. A brewery, winery, wine school, cooking school, and more are offered on site. Comfortable rooms feature timber cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling double glass doors with balconies offering superb views of the countryside. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SYDNEY ***** This upscale hotel is conveniently located in the historic Rocks area near many colonial buildings housing upscale restaurants and cafes, and is only a short walk away from many of Sydneys tourist attractions and shopping precincts. Guests are embraced with comfort and luxury as soon as they enter its doors. Unwind at the luxurious day spa featuring exclusive skincare and aromatherapy treatments.

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INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY ***** Positioned on the edge of the worlds most stunning harbor, InterContinental Sydney is just a short stroll away from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, the ferries from Circular Quay, and exclusive shops. Built around the restored Treasury Building of 1851, the hotel combines timeless elegance with a spectacular location and outstanding facilities and is specifically designed for the needs of the global traveler. THE OBSERVATORY HOTEL ***** Situated in the heart of Sydneys historic Rocks district overlooking Walsh Bay is the timelessly elegant Observatory Hotel. The Rocks village is nestled near the vibrant harbor and the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, close to the bustling heart of the city with its fine selection of shops, museums, galleries and restaurants. All elegantly appointed rooms and suites possess utmost attention to detail. PARK HYATT SYDNEY * **** Fabulously positioned on the waters edge of Sydney Harbour, Park Hyatt Sydney boasts breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Located within the historic Rocks district, it is just a short stroll from Circular Quay and popular attractions around the city. This non-smoking, boutique hotel is renowned for having the largest hotel rooms in Sydney with luxury amenities. SHANGRI-LA HOTEL SYDNEY ***** This hotel is situated near Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay and The Rocks, the historic quarter of Sydney and the site of Australias first colonial settlement. Major department stores, boutiques and shopping complexes are only a short walk away. This glorious hotel also features stunning views of Sydneys spectacular Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world famous Opera House. THE GRACE HOTEL **** H The landmark Grace Building is recognized as one of Sydneys most elegantly restored Neo-Gothic buildings located in the heart of Sydney. This non-smoking hotel is located in just moments away from main attractions including Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf. Converted into The Grace Hotel in 1997, it stands beautifully renovated with many of its refurbished original features. SHERATON ON THE PARK **** H The Sheraton on the Park is an elegant hotel perfectly situated directly opposite Hyde Park. The hotel offers easy access to all city attractions and it is a short walk to the citys best shops and boutiques, museums, galleries, Sydney Opera House and the historic Rocks area. All of the guestrooms and suites combine contemporary styling with classical themes. FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON DARLING HARBOUR **** Located in the central business district and overlooking Darling Harbour, this hotel is just a short walk from the major entertainment and shopping. The hotel also features contemporary dining, a 24-hour private fitness center with picturesque harbor views, and The Beauty Spa, offering a full range of customized services. Great city and water views can be enjoyed from the guestrooms, and some even offer balconies. HOLIDAY INN OLD SYDNEY **** Historic Holiday Inn Old Sydney is ideally located in the vibrant Rocks area of Sydney, nestled against its famous Harbour Bridge and just a short stroll from the acclaimed Sydney Opera House. Relax and enjoy the unique surroundings in this non-smoking hotels lobby bar and restaurant or the rooftop pool, which offers spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

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Three-Day Grand Circuit - Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens Travel to the Blue Mountains in a luxury 4-wheel drive vehicle with an expert guide. Enjoy morning tea with wild kangaroos, spectacular lookouts at Three Sisters/Echo Point, and a lovely lunch. Arrive midafternoon at Palais Royale for an overnight stay. On day two, journey to the Hunter Valley and stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Have lunch and taste wines in the afternoon before settling in at Peppers Guest House. Day three brings sand boarding on the dunes before a seafood lunch. Lastly, depart for a dolphin watch cruise. Morning Harbour Coffee Cruise Board your Captain Cook Cruise vessel to see Main Harbour attractions, such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison. Then cruise the upper reaches of Middle Harbour where palatial waterfront homes, parks, beaches and marinas show Sydney life at its best. This tour includes commentary and morning tea. (2 hours) Majestic Lunch Cruise Deluxe Harbour Buffet Dine in style on Sydney Harbours luxury catamaran. Enjoy a shared seafood plate followed by buffet lunch offering an array of meat and vegetable dishes, salads and fruits, then enjoy a selection of desserts and cheeses brought to your table as you cruise around Sydney Harbour. An informative commentary is provided. (2 hours) Bridgeclimb Sydney Climb the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. You will be provided with a safety demonstration, bridge suit, communications equipment and a harness that is linked to a static line. Each climber receives a complimentary photograph of their group and personalized commemorative certificate. (3.5 hours) Cruise Like A Local Cruise Sydney like a local aboard Calypso, a 52-foot motor yacht. Youll pass the world-famous, iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House before dropping anchor in a secluded cove for lunch (included). Then go for a swim, kayak, fish or just relax in the Sydney sun. (4 hours)

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Blue Mountains & Australian Wildlife Travel west beyond the suburbs of Sydney into the rugged beauty of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, where youll marvel at steep valleys and canyons. Listen to ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime legends before arriving at Echo Point to view the Three Sisters. Enjoy a two course buffet lunch included at Scenic World. Visit an Australian wildlife park to see koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingos and other unique Australian animals. (full-day) Hunter Valley Dinner Romance Transfer from your hotel to board your scenic afternoon flight to the Hunter Valley. Enjoy a private wine tasting at Pepper Tree Winery followed by a sumptuous three course la carte dinner at the acclaimed Roberts Restaurant (included). Conclude the evening with a magnificent city lights flight over Sydney. Historic Sydney City Sights & Northern Beaches Travel to the historic Rocks area to see the first church in Australia and the convict-built cottages. Then continue via the Observatory to Circular Quay to view the Opera House and onto the Botanical Gardens before traveling through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and Double Bay. Head northwards, crossing the Harbour onto the northern suburbs to the Ku-RingGai National Park, which features unique flora and rich Aboriginal history. Includes morning tea and lunch. (full-day)

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SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT HOTEL **** The Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel is surrounded by spectacular waterside harbor views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. With 550 luxurious guestrooms, this hotel offers guests an intimate and sophisticated vacation experience, with luxurious guestrooms boasting spectacular water views, an indoor swimming pool, day spa, fitness center, and Icons Brasserie featuring fresh seafood cuisine.

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QUALITY HOTEL CAMBRIDGE *** H Quality Hotel Cambridge is conveniently located near Hyde Park within easy walking distance from entertainment and sporting venues and many of Sydneys major attractions. This comfortable, non-smoking hotel offers well-appointed facilities at an affordable price, and provides a range of spacious comfortable rooms from Express to Deluxe. It is the perfect base to experience all of Sydneys great offerings.

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The capital of Victoria and the second largest municipality in Australia, Melbourne is often referred to as the Garden City and with good reason its charm is highlighted by many parks and gardens. This true metropolis has a dizzying array of things to see and do. For couples, families and everyone in between, Melbourne truly runs the gamut of activity and attraction. Melbournes charm lies in the magnificently preserved Victorian era architecture of its many public buildings and gracious homes. After you explore, stop and enjoy some of Australias best eating and drinking, for Melbournes dining spots offer an endless spread of the worlds great cuisines. Then enjoy the ultimate escape and treat yourself to a pampering in one of the citys wellknown spas. While there, discover the diversity and beauty of regional Victoria. Enjoy world-class wineries, marvel at natural springs, explore the coastal villages of the peninsulas and alpine towns, drive along one of the many scenic routes, or wander the shops and local produce markets. Now is a great time to get the family together and spend time in Melbourne and beyond. Our reputable partners and experienced travel specialists will make your trip one youll never forget.

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Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! Great Ocean Road Adventure View the popular coastal townships of Torquay and Lorne - a surfers haven. Travel the length of the Great Ocean Road with stunning scenery. See the amazing Twelve Apostles, the Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. Continue beyond Port Campbell to the remnants of London Bridge and other great photo locations. (full-day, including lunch) Phillip Island Penguins & Wildlife Visit a working cattle property and enjoy feeding kangaroos and other farm animals. At Phillip Island, visit the Koala Conservation Centre. View the Nobbies, home to one of Australias largest fur seal populations. See the seaside town of Cowes. At dusk, enjoy the Penguin Parade as they make their way to their burrows. (full-day) Yarra Valley Food & Wine Journey Visit De Bortoli Winery for a private tasting with accompaniments. Experience the historic Yering Station Vineyard, taste wines and wander through the produce store. Arrive at Domaine Chandon for a tour of the winery followed by lunch, with sparkling and still wines. Enjoy breathtaking vistas and a gourmet cheese tasting. (full-day, including lunch) Penguins, Koalas & Wildlife Ecotour Travel to Phillip Island, teeming with wildlife. Visit the Koala Conservation Centre, walk amongst the treetops in nature reserve bush land and see wild koalas within touching distance. Witness Australias largest Australian Fur Seal colony, then see the penguins parade into the dunes. End your evening with dinner in the township of Cowes. (full-day, including dinner) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

CROWN TOWERS MELBOURNE ***** Crown Towers is located on Melbournes Yarra River at Southbank, only a short stroll to the hustle and bustle of the central business district, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center, lush parks and gardens, designer shopping and the impressive arts precinct. The extraordinary quality, standard of customer service and attention to detail make this a premier hotel. THE LANGHAM MELBOURNE ***** This sumptuous hotel is situated on the banks of the Yarra River offering views of the Melbourne city skyline. Located amid Southbanks al fresco cafs, restaurants, bars and boutiques, it is just a short stroll from the Arts Centre and the Botanical Gardens. Classic, elegant style is evident from its grand furnishings. The rooms are stylish and spacious and boast marble bathrooms and numerous luxuries. PARK HYATT MELBOURNE ***** The Park Hyatt Melbourne hotel is conveniently situated in one of Melbournes most historic areas. Each room offers a haven of luxury amidst the bustle of historic Melbourne, featuring Madrona paneled walls and rich furnishings with a hint of art deco. Just 13 miles from the airport and close to the citys attractions, this non-smoking hotel provides exceptional levels of personalized service. SOFITEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS ***** This glorious hotel is situated in the heart of Melbournes city center on Collins Street, and is surrounded by boutiques, art galleries, theaters and cafs. Guests will experience the convenience of being close to the best the city has to offer. The hotels private entrance leads to an extensive first floor lobby and lounge. Rooms and suites ensure breathtaking vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows. THE SWANSTON HOTEL MELBOURNE GRAND MERCURE * * * * Positioned in an unrivaled location in the very heart of Melbourne, The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure is within walking distance to many of Melbournes famed attractions. Recently refurnished, this non-smoking hotel features a well equipped gymnasium, heated indoor relaxation pool, and several chic and cozy restaurants and bars for your enjoyment.

VIBE SAVOY HOTEL MELBOURNE **** The Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is located adjacent to the Telstra Dome at Docklands, a minutes walk or tram ride to the Yarra River and Crown Casino. An art deco alternative to traditional hotels, the Vibe reflects a contemporary lifestyle at great value. Those who enjoy a modern way of life will delight in the stylish rooms, modern food and friendly staff.

CLARION SUITES GATEWAY *** H Clarion Suites Gateway is a stylishly refurbished, full-service, all-suite hotel in the heart of Melbourne. Offering 122 exceptionally appointed, non-smoking studio and one- and two-bedroom suites, it is a short stroll to Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank, Southgate, the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and more. Convenient trams are also available. Offers the best of Melbourne at its doorstep! MERCURE MELBOURNE TREASURY GARDENS ** * H This non-smoking hotel is within walking distance to Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Rod Laver and Vodafone Arenas. The free city circle tram is at its doorstep, leaving you free to fully explore Melbourne. Overlooking the picturesque Treasury Gardens, the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens is a comfortable hotel offering true value with a high standard of service.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY
Welcome to the Outback, or the real Australia. The expansive Northern Territory is a quintessential Australian experience and a geographers dream, made up of six main destinations and their surrounds. Nature is the one of Northern Territorys greatest assets, and the region is home to some of Australias most extraordinary plants and wildlife. Connect with the Aboriginal people, who have lived in the Northern Territory for more than 50,000 years. Venture to Darwin, the Northern Territorys tropical capital city located on the shores of an expansive harbor. This culturally diverse city is a gateway to explore the best natural and cultural attractions of the Northern Territory, including 24 national parks and 73 nature reserves. Among the many national parks is the UNESCO World Heritage site, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, which preserves and perpetuates both natural and cultural treasures. Explore Uluru Ayers Rock located within, Australias most recognizable natural icon. Take a walking tour to learn about the local flora and fauna and the Aboriginal dreamtime stories.
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In the center of the Northern Territory is Alice Springs, an adventure driven travel destination where visitors can fossick for gems and explore the Australian desert while trekking or four-wheel driving. Theres an experience for everyone in the Northern Territory. Discover the perfect place to spend quality time with loved ones, and create everlasting memories.

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CROWNE PLAZA ALICE SPRINGS *** H Set against the MacDonnell Ranges, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs is committed to advancement in sustainability. This hotel provides service excellence combined with modern facilities, including a gym, spa and sauna, heated swimming pool and two tennis courts. All 236 air-conditioned guestrooms feature balconies that either overlook the MacDonnell Ranges or the pool. Numerous dining options will delight the palate. AURORA ALICE SPRINGS *** With the refurbished reception, courtyard and pool areas, this vibrant property is the only accommodation on the Todd Mall - the main shopping, dining and tourist precinct. Alice Springs location also places you in a perfect position to explore both the town and surrounding Outback areas. A range of comfortable standard and deluxe rooms are decorated in contemporary style. CHIFLEY ALICE SPRINGS RESORT *** This resort is only a five minute walk away from the towns cultural and shopping center, and is situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. Chifley Alice Springs Resort is a perfect base for exploring the Outback attractions in and around the town. Efficient service and modern amenities contribute to the resorts relaxed atmosphere.
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LONGITUDE 131 ***** Eco-sensitive and romantic, this non-smoking hotel is set in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Fifteen sumptuous tents are set on an isolated sand dune, where guests can sleep in tranquility and wake to views of Ayers Rock. Accommodations include full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, selected beverages, return 4-wheel drive airport transfers and a unique touring program of Ayers Rock and the Olgas. SAILS IN THE DESERT HOTEL **** Located centrally in Ayers Rock Resort, this non-smoking hotel lies at the gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australias Northern Territory. Enjoy access to many of the resorts facilities and fine amenities, which will cater to all of your upscale shopping and dining needs. The interior dcor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with significant artworks throughout. DESERT GARDENS HOTEL *** H Magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs are the setting for this non-smoking hotel. Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodations, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert. Relax in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel pool. OUTBACK PIONEER HOTEL ** Youll find traditional Aussie hospitality at the non-smoking Outback Pioneer Hotel, offering comfortable, affordable rooms, and budget cabins. This hotel is perfect for the demands of travelers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds. Convenient access to Ayers Rock Resorts facilities will cater to every need, taste and demand. Enjoy all that Ayers Rock (Uluru) has to offer. MANTRA ON THE ESPLANADE **** Mantra on the Esplanade is a non-smoking hotel offering guests an unrivaled location near Darwin Harbour. It is conveniently located in close proximity to Darwins CBD and offers panoramic views throughout. Accommodation options include hotel rooms and fully equipped one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with large, private balconies. Its all designed to reflect the local tropical style and comfortably casual laidback ambiance. NOVOTEL DARWIN ATRIUM **** Embrace Darwins tropical lifestyle at the Novotel Darwin Atrium, conveniently located in the city center overlooking Darwin Harbour. This hotel is a short stroll from the dining and entertainment precinct of Mitchell Street and is equally suited for both business trips and holidays. The Novotel Atrium features a soothing, magnificent tropical indoor rainforest complete with cascading vines and palm trees. HOLIDAY INN ESPLANADE DARWIN *** H Located on The Esplanade, in the center of vibrant Darwin and facing Darwin Harbour, this non-smoking hotel boasts a large outdoor swimming pool and dining area serving Mediterranean and modern Australian cuisine. It is a perfect base for those wanting to explore the city and surroundings. Families and more will enjoy the friendly service within a relaxed atmosphere.

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Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! Three-Day Uluru, Kings Canyon & Alice Springs Day 1: Arrive at Ayers Rock Airport and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative. Join a guided walk to the waterhole of Mutitjulu, followed by a guided Mala Walk during which you will learn about the legends, geology and flora of the region. Late that afternoon, enjoy a glass of wine as you watch Uluru at sunset. Admire the ever-changing colors of Uluru as the sun sinks beneath the desert plain. Overnight at an Ayers Rock resort. Day 2: Rise early to see Uluru at sunrise. Drive out to Kata Tjuta, a magnificent cluster of 36 rocky domes that dominate the western skyline of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, once a monolith larger than Uluru. Join a walk into Walpa (Olga) Gorge, where some of the plants are so rare that they are only found in and around these distinct sandstone formations. That afternoon, journey to Watarrka National Park, home to Kings Canyon, where you will spend the night at Kings Canyon Resort. Day 3: Enjoy a morning guided walk up to the rim of awe-inspiring Kings Canyon for spectacular views of the canyons walls. Then walk through the ancient Lost City and the lush Garden of Eden to a waterhole (requires a good degree of fitness; another less strenuous walk along the canyon floor is also available. This gentler alternative takes you deep into the canyon between the towering orange walls). That afternoon, travel to Kings Creek Station. After lunch, continue on to Alice Springs. Standard Option Includes one night at the Outback Pioneer Hotel (2-star) and one night at Kings Canyon Resort (3-star) First Class Option Includes one night at the Desert Gardens Hotel (3star) and one night at the Kings Canyon Resort (3-star) Deluxe Option Includes one night at the Sails in the Desert Hotel (4-star) and one night at the Kings Canyon Resort (3-star) AYERS ROCK Uluru Base & Sunset Drinks Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative. Travel to the waterhole of Mutitjulu for a guided walk and learn about the Aboriginal legends and more. As you tour the base of Uluru, visit Kantju Gorge. Later, watch the sunset and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and canaps. (half-day) Sounds of Silence Depart the resort prior to sunset to dine by lantern light on Northern Territory dishes such as kangaroo, crocodile and Barramundi. After dinner, witness the magic of the desert at night as an astronomer takes you on a tour of the clear Southern night skies. Uluru - Sunset Your guide will take you to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where you can see the specter of Uluru rising. You will then journey to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, see the rock art of the ancients, adjourn to the new Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area and return to the resort. 17 Kata Tjuta Sunrise Your guide will take you to the entrance of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the mighty rock formation. You will see 36 domes while watching the suns morning glow. Make your way to the western side of Kata Tjuta with breakfast, take a stroll between rock walls at Walpa Gorge and return to the resort for good nights rest. DARWIN Afternoon City Sights Tour Enjoy the perfect introduction to Darwin with an experienced and knowledgeable guide, who will provide delightful and interesting commentary. Tour highlights include the Botanic Gardens, Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct and Mooring Basin, East Point Reserve, WWII relics, historic city sights, and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and more. (half-day) Kakadu, Nourlangie Rock & Yellow Water Depart Darwin and enter Kakadu, Australias largest national park and home to diverse bird populations. Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre where Aboriginals describe their culture through a series of exhibitions. Join a guided cruise on Yellow Water Billabong and watch crocodiles from a distance. Stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre to learn about various animal groups and local history. Enjoy a complimentary drink with views over the floodplains. (full-day, including lunch) One-Day Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Culture Tour Board a 30 minute scenic flight from Darwin Airport to Bathurst Island where you will join a guided tour through the modern day Aboriginal community of Nguiu. Visit the museum with interesting displays of traditional art and Tiwi Dreamtime stories. Join the Tiwi ladies for morning tea and witness traditional totem dances and a smoking ceremony. After a picnic lunch, learn about medicine and bush tucker. (full-day, including lunch) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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QUEENSLAND
Queensland, or the Sunshine State, is the perfect holiday destination that provides a stunning backdrop and activities for everyone, especially those who delight in diving, snorkeling, beach going and surfing. For it holds one of the worlds wonders the Great Barrier Reef. You can sun yourself on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise, four-wheel drive Fraser Island, explore the magical Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal guide, or charter a yacht to the pristine Whitsunday Islands and more. Visit the many islands located along the Queensland coast, or venture to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, a cosmopolitan and lively city that is home to many different types of scenery. This crown jewel will exceed your tropical vacation dreams. Rest assured, our seasoned travel specialists will make your vacation the very best yet!

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THREE-DAY FRASER ISLAND ADVENTURE PACKAGE


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! Experience the sheer beauty, precious ecosystems, unique wildlife and tranquility of the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, one of the worlds great natural playgrounds. Day 1: A Kingfisher Bay Resort coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to River Heads, the departure point of your tour. Board the ferry for the 50 minute cruise across to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, to commence a two night Fraser Island Adventure Package. Hotel: Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort (2 nights) Day 2: Join your 4 wheel-drive coach for a full day ranger-guided Beauty Spots eco tour. Learn about the natural and cultural history of Fraser Island and have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear, blue waters of Lake McKenzie, the islands most beautiful lake. Lunch is served at Eurong Beach Resort. From Central Station, walk along the banks of Wanggoolba Creek, as it flows through the rainforest. Drive along spectacular Seventy-Five Mile beach and stop to swim in the fresh waters of Eli Creek. This swift-flowing creek, the largest on The Eastern Beach, spills 80 mega liters of fresh water into the ocean every day. Visit the wreck of the Maheno and marvel at the colored sands of the Pinnacles. See an ancient forest being uncovered as Stonetool Sand Blow moves across the island. (B, L) Day 3: Today is at leisure until your ferry transfer to River Heads. Arrive at River Heads, where drop offs will commence to either Hervey Bay hotels or Hervey Bay Airport. (B) Meals included daily: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other escorted tours.

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SHANGRI-LA AT THE MARINA ***** The Shangri-La at the Marina, one of the most distinguished hotels in Cairns, sets the standard for contemporary luxury and service in one of Australias most beautiful seaside destinations. Ideally situated in the city center on Marlin Marina, connected to the Pier shopping complex and adjacent to Trinity Bay Esplanade, this hotel serves as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. PULLMAN REEF HOTEL CASINO CAIRNS **** H The Pullman Reef Casino Cairns encompasses an entire block, right in the heart of the city in Cairns. Overlooking Trinity Inlet to one side and the city of Cairns on the other, this hotel offers a full range of guest services. Stunning guestrooms and suites feature understated sophistication with light, spacious living areas. The suites also offer private spa baths and tropical garden balconies. NOVOTEL CAIRNS OASIS RESORT **** Beautiful tropical surrounds and modern contemporary style are waiting for you at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. Centrally located, this hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest regions and rugged Outback. With relaxed resort-style accommodations, the rooms and suites feature private terraces and a contemporary style of architecture and furnishings.

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Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! OReillys & Lamington National Park Visit Mount Tamborine with its panoramic views of the Gold Coast and the glistening waters of the Pacific Ocean. Head toward the Green Mountains of OReillys. Hear the history and epic adventures of early settlers. Visit Canungra Valley Vineyards and sample the wine, then Canungra, the old sawmilling town. (full-day) Aboriginal Culture, Skyrail & Rainforest Experience Travel northwards to the Aboriginal Culture Park. After lunch, enjoy one of the worlds most beautiful rainforest experiences. A gondola will take you above the canopy of a World Heritage national park, with visits to Red Peak. Arrive at the village of Kuranda, and be guided to its famous market. Return to Cairns via the beautiful northern beaches. (full-day, including lunch) Brisbanes Best Tour including the Wheel of Brisbane Take in the sights of this dynamic city with a relaxing and informative morning cruise along the river from Newstead House. In the afternoon, visit Mount Coot-tha Lookout and take in the views that span the Great Dividing Range. Cuddle a koala at Lone Pine, one of Australias largest koala sanctuaries. (full-day) Fraser Island Day Tour Travel along deserted beaches and stop to inspect the Teewah colored sands. After morning tea at Rainbow Beach, take the ferry to Fraser Island. Explore Seventy-Five Mile Beach, then travel inland along sandy forest tracks. Enjoy lunch at Lake McKenzie with time for a swim. Continue in 4-wheel drive through the rainforest and return by ferry. (full-day, including lunch)

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ALL SEASONS CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB *** H All Seasons Cairns Colonial Club is set within 11 acres of tropical gardens, with three lagoon swimming pools and two resort restaurants. Combining the tranquility of a tropical resort with the advantages of a mainstream hotel, it is ideal for a relaxing tropical holiday while being in close proximity to popular tours and facilities. Rooms range from simple accommodations to spacious suites. SILKY OAKS LODGE **** H Experience the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge, nestled on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. This non-smoking lodge blends casual and contemporary design amongst tranquil surroundings. Fifty Treehouses and Riverhouses feature wide verandahs and spa baths. It provides the perfect base for Great Barrier Reef exploration. Full breakfast and an array of activities are included.

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DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT AND SPA *** H This non-smoking resort offers affordable luxury with the numerous accommodation styles and dining experiences, contemporary facilities, secluded beaches and stunning rainforest. Unique to the island is the outdoor aquarium which comprises a network of reef lagoons with stingrays and sharks and many coral varieties. Your stay includes a full breakfast daily, catamarans, giant chess, open-air cinema, shark and stingray feeding and much more. MERCURE KINGFISHER BAY RESORT *** H This non-smoking, ecotourism resort nestles among tree-covered dunes on the edge of the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait. It is a paradise for boating, fishing, swimming, bush walking, four-wheel driving, or simply enjoying the magnificent, natural beauty of the largest sand island in the world. Naturalists will delight in an included variety of ranger guided walks, talks and activities.

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HERON ISLAND **** Open year-round, Heron Island is protected habitat for a stunning variety of wildlife, and in the crystal-clear aquamarine waters surrounding the island, stunning coral gardens and sea creatures flourish in abundance and color, making it ideal for diving, snorkeling and swimming. After a days activities, pay a visit to the Aqua Soul Spa to rejuvenate.

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PALAZZO VERSACE * **** The worlds first Versace hotel incorporates 205 classically elegant guestrooms, three award-winning restaurants and a private marina, on a historic site on the edge of the Gold Coast Broadwater. The Salus Per Aquum Spa provides a tranquil environment with a variety of health and beauty treatments. World-class golf and tennis, white-sand beaches, deep sea fishing, surf schools and Outback adventures are all within easy reach. HYATT REGENCY SANCTUARY COVE **** H This Gold Coast hotel is styled as a traditional 1940s grand Queensland homestead, set amidst lush, tropical gardens. It features a colonial design that is an elegant reminder of bygone days, and offers a unique blend of Australian hospitality and sophistication. Spacious rooms offer gracious colonial dcor, polished parquet floors and plantation shutters opening onto a furnished balcony with breathtaking vistas.

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Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Quicksilvers high-speed catamaran (with facilities for swimmers and non-swimmers) takes passengers in air-conditioned comfort to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible, the underwater observatory or by snorkeling. Guided snorkeling tours, diving and helicopter flights are also available at an additional expense. (full-day, including lunch and morning and afternoon tea) Kuranda Classic Tour with Train, Skyrail & Rainforestation Travel via railway to the village of Kuranda with the option to visit a butterfly sanctuary. Continue to Rainforestation Nature Park for lunch, and enjoy a performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe. Tour through the rainforest in an Army Duck and visit the Tropical Fruit Orchard, then visit the Koala and Wildlife Park. (full-day, including lunch) Cape Tribulation & Daintree Eco Experience Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas Cross the Daintree River by ferry. Enjoy a tropical lunch before continuing to Cape Tribulation Beach for a stroll. Cruise on the Daintree River, home to a variety of wildlife, and enjoy afternoon tea before returning. (full-day, including lunch) Croc Express Including Australia Zoo Entry Visit the home of the famous Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. The Zoo remains a living legacy to Steve and his conservation efforts. It also has a collection of some of Australias most dangerous reptiles. Get up close and personal with some of Australias unique wildlife such as kangaroos, emus and snakes. (full-day) Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Depart for the Outer Barrier Reef on board the comfortable Silverswift catamaran. Youll visit three sites at the Outer Barrier Reef, where snorkelers can explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens. After the water activities, enjoy a tropical lunch. (full-day snorkeling cruise including lunch and morning and afternoon tea) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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SHERATON MIRAGE GOLD COAST **** H An oasis of rare beauty, this hotel is the Gold Coasts only resort located right on the beach. Enjoy views of the abundant gardens, the surrounding lagoons, or the rolling surf from your beautiful guestroom or private villa. Suites offer unmistakable style, and the self-contained Pacific Mirage Villas provide enough room for the whole family to spend that longawaited holiday together. HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR SURFERS PARADISE **** A stylish and contemporary hotel positioned near the beachfront of Surfers Paradise. Located in central Surfers Paradise, a short distance to Australias most famous beaches as well as shopping, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife.

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SOFITEL GOLD COAST BROADBEACH **** The Sofitel Gold Coast exudes luxury and sophistication combined with decadent comfort and state-of-the-art technology. It is located in prestigious Broadbeach with the center of Surfers Paradise in close proximity. All hotel rooms and suites feature contemporary furnishings and fittings in modern earthy tones, designed for maximum comfort and style. A range of room styles will accommodate any travelers needs. VIBE HOTEL GOLD COAST *** H Enjoy the convenience of staying right in the very heart of Surfers Paradise. The Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is centrally located in the midst of Gold Coast lifestyle overlooking the picturesque Nerang River. It is perfectly placed to enjoy Surfers Paradise beach, world-class shopping, upbeat nightlife, fantastic restaurants, and fun attractions. Fresh, dynamic, and individual, the Vibe offers memorable, art deco style.

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QUALIA ***** Qualia is situated on the secluded northern most tip of Hamilton Island set amongst native eucalyptus trees. Both artwork and interiors are inspired by nature. Whether you choose a one bedroom freestanding pavilion or the privacy of a secluded retreat, the resort offers accommodations to suit your individual taste. Relax at Spa qualia or seek adventure on the Great Barrier Reef the choice is yours. HAMILTON ISLAND RESORT-BEACH CLUB **** H Hamilton Island provides the perfect base for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef holiday experience. With its absolute beachfront location, this nonsmoking, two-story, boutique hotel offers luxuriously appointed rooms in a contemporary design. Guests have access to a wide array of facilities and activities located within the resort. Your stay includes complimentary full breakfast, non-motorized water sports and more.

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HAMILTON ISLAND RESORT-PALM BUNGALOWS ** * The non-smoking Palm Bungalows offer delightful, free-standing accommodations situated in a palm-fringed tropical garden setting, each with its own balcony and outdoor furniture. Relax amidst the natural setting and enjoy the native flora and fauna that inhabit the island. This is the perfect option for those who want a romantic, affordable island holiday with the added privacy of a garden bungalow. HAYMAN ***** Hayman has been designed to blend in with the natural beauty of the surroundings, featuring shady ponds and gentle waterfalls threading their way among beautiful gardens, spacious walkways and open air lanais. Non-smoking Hayman offers elegant resort living in beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a beach villa. Enjoy a wonderful array of resort and Great Barrier Reef leisure activities. LIZARD ISLAND ***** Remote and ruggedly beautiful, the non-smoking Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, it offers 24 powdery white beaches with an abundance of marine life. Accommodations include daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, select beverages, catamarans, glass-bottom boat trips, motorized dinghies, self-guided island walks and nature trails, tennis, fitness center and picnic hampers for beachside lunches. SEA TEMPLE RESORT & SPA PALM COVE **** H This opulent, non-smoking resort is designed for guests with total indulgence in mind. It is ideally located in the Palm Cove village precinct, north of Cairns with direct beach access and within walking distance of the Esplanade, offering an array of local restaurants, shops and cafs. Asian-style architecture embraces its design, which provides the ultimate in luxurious and sophisticated accommodations. REEF HOUSE RESORT & SPA **** H This boutique beachfront resort offers a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere, and is located in the heart of Palm Cove village directly opposite a white sand beach. Nearby attractions include the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. Spacious rooms and suites were luxuriously refurbished, but have maintained their colonial charm. The resort boasts the only true honor bar on mainland Australia. NOVOTEL PALM COVE **** Set in tropical North Queensland, the non-smoking Novotel Palm Cove is a popular family resort located 25 minutes north of Cairns. Take a trip to the Daintree Rainforest, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, ride the Kuranda train and enjoy spectacular views from the Sky Rail. This is an idyllic getaway from relaxation and stunning scenery that offers numerous amenities.

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SHERATON MIRAGE PORT DOUGLAS **** H The pure white sandy shores of Four Mile Beach will greet you at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas. It is uniquely nestled between two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, and is only minutes from the picturesque seaside village of Port Douglas. The resort is set within lush tropical gardens and sparkling, swimmable blue lagoons. THALA BEACH LODGE **** H Thala Beach Lodge offers a true luxury Port Douglas accommodation in a glorious beach resort setting, conveniently close to the natural attractions of Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef. This resort is fully eco-accredited and consists of private deluxe timber bungalows built high on stilts and nestled in the forest canopy a special treat after a days exploring. SABAYA RESORT, PORT DOUGLAS **** Sabaya Resort is nestled in the warm heart of tropical North Queensland, located close to all the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. Set amongst lush tropical gardens, it features new, spacious rooms and apartments, each with a private balcony. A lagoon-style pool is perfect for enjoying the North Queensland sun. HYATT REGENCY COOLUM GOLF RESORT & SPA **** H Hyatt Regency Coolum is surrounded by lush rainforest, natural bush land and a private beach. The resort offers extensive accommodation choices from King Rooms through to the three-storey Ambassador Residence, a range of dining options and world class leisure activities that include a luxurious day spa, tennis center, arts center, kids clubs and a par 72 golf course that is home to the Australian PGA Championship. SHERATON NOOSA RESORT & SPA **** Escape to the non-smoking Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa and explore your passion for comfort and unforgettable beachside experiences. Surrounded by warm sunny coasts, languid rivers, awe-inspiring rainforests, and the Noosa National Park, this ideal location gives you access to a range of adventures. Retreat to the spacious guestrooms. Lifestyle Spa Studios, or comfortable suites and take in the view.

VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! Daintree 4-Wheel Drive Wanderer Travel up the Alexandra Range for morning tea in the rainforest. Next, stop at Thornton Beach where guides will highlight amazing wildlife. Enjoy a private rainforest walk and bathe in the clear rainforest creek. After lunch, see exotic fruit used to make fresh ice cream. Lastly, stop at Alexandra Range Lookout for the spectacular views. (full-day, including lunch)

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA
South Australia is brimming with a variety of things to see and do. From the coast to the Outback, every part of the region has adventure activities to get the adrenalin pumping. The areas mild winters and warm, dry summers make it perfect for checking off all the items on your vacation to do list. Adventure seekers can surf with southern right whales, dive through the wreckage of a scuttled Navy destroyer along the coast, water ski on the mighty Murray River, hike the formidable Heysen Trail, or cycle along the Mawson Trail from the Adelaide Hills. If serious thrills are your thing, you can explore subterranean caves, climb a mountain, or go diving with some of the most fearsome sharks on the planet.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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Adelaide

Venture to Adelaide, South Australias elegant, easy-living 0 miles 100 capital. While there, take a morning dip with dolphins in 0 km 100 beachside Glenelg, just 20 minutes from the city center. If you appreciate fine food and wines, tour the National Wine Centre or the fabulous Adelaide Central Market. Its less than an hour from the capital to some 200 cellar doors and tempting food and wine trails.

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Journey to the Outback and see the awesome Flinders Ranges, or head south to Kangaroo Island and Seal Bay and marvel over fascinating landscapes like Remarkable Rocks. With endless stretches of coastline, South Australia is the perfect place for ocean lovers. Yorke Peninsula offers great surfing beaches, fishing and long, lazy beach days. In South Australia, youll be able to create an unforgettable vacation experience.

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INTERCONTINENTAL ADELAIDE **** H The InterContinental Adelaide is situated in the heart of the city, which is known for its food and wine, festivals, shopping and the Adelaide Casino. In addition to well-appointed guestrooms with great views of the city and Adelaide Hills, the InterContinental features Choicefitness, a relaxing spa area and two restaurants - including Shiki, serving outstanding Japanese cuisine in a traditional setting. HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR ADELAIDE ON HINDLEY *** H Offering well-furnished, cozy accommodations and modern, convenient facilities, this hotel reflects the true sophistication and culture of the city. Located right in the heart of the Central Business District, you can easily stroll through the Botanic Gardens or try some of the numerous restaurants. It also features a fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.

MAJESTIC ROOF GARDEN HOTEL *** H The stylish, boutique Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Adelaide and the vibrant East End, within walking distance of the central business and shopping precincts. It is beautifully designed and decorated with a unique roof garden overlooking the city, and offers a variety of accommodations with modern furnishings that reflect a classic, yet contemporary style. MERCURE GROSVENOR ADELAIDE *** A historic 1920s Adelaide landmark, this hotel offers a wide variety of facilities and comforts, yet retains its nostalgic Australian charm. It is located in the heart of Adelaide opposite Sky City Casino, the Adelaide Convention Centre and within close proximity to the entertainment district and sports venues. This non-smoking hotel offers a variety of recently refurbished guestrooms and suites. THE LOUISE * *** Set atop a gentle hill with sweeping vistas across the internationally renowned Barossa Valley, The Louise is an idyllic vineyard retreat. This non-smoking hotel was completely upgraded and rebuilt in 2006, and has just 15 suites offering absolute luxury and inspired design with individual terraces. Their contemporary furnishings, dual rain showers and spa tubs, espresso makers and more offer true respite. SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE ***** Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island is Australias first luxury lodge. The world-class wilderness lodge offers a unique fusion of nature and luxury, with 21 luxe suites extending breathtaking views to the great Southern Ocean. All inclusive rates, first name service and personalized experiential itinerary combine to offer the ultimate Kangaroo Island experience. AURORA OZONE HOTEL *** H Aurora Ozone is located on the beautiful foreshore at Kingscote, the commercial and business hub of the Island. The original section of the hotel has a Victorian faade, and its amenities blend with the refined atmosphere of old world charm. The hotel features a range of well appointed guestrooms with views of Nepean Bay.

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VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! ADELAIDE Two-Day Kangaroo Island in Style Fly to and from this island retreat and commence your four-wheel drive tour. Spot koalas in a eucalyptus forest and after lunch, walk amongst Australian sea lions with your guide. Enjoy dinner at your B&B that evening. The next day, travel to Flinders Chase National Park. Then visit Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch and a fur seal colony before a gourmet picnic lunch. (Includes one night stay at Stranraer Homestead and two days touring with morning tea.) Two-Day Kangaroo Island Coast to Coast After a ferry crossing, your guided tour starts with the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery. After lunch, get ready for a Birds of Prey demonstration before strolling amongst the sea lions. Then travel to Parndana Wildlife Park for a guided tour, and stop at a dairy farm. On day two, visit Kelly Hill Limestone Caves, Flinders Chase National Park and much more. Includes cruise/fly from Kangaroo Island, overnight at Aurora Ozone Hotel, lunches and breakfast. Grand Barossa with Wineries & Hahndorf Sample the delights of the Barossa Valley with wine tasting at Richmond Grove Winery followed by lunch at Kaeslers Winery Restaurant. Travel through the old mill town of Woodside and the Adelaide Hills dotted with quaint villages to Hahndorf. Enjoy free time to walk and browse along the main street. (full-day, including lunch and morning tea) Kangaroo Island Adventure Fly to Kangaroo Island for your four-wheel drive tour. Stroll through a eucalypt forest with snoozing koalas. Experience some of the Islands best farming country, visit the worlds rarest cockatoo and seek out kangaroos. After lunch, have a guided walk among Australian sea lions, and explore the island before departure. (full-day, including flight to and from Adelaide, lunch and morning tea) Kangaroo Island Highlights - Cruise/Fly Board Sealinks comfortable catamaran to Kangaroo Island. Enjoy a guided walk along the beach amongst endangered sea lions at Seal Bay. After lunch, get ready for a Birds of Prey demonstration before traveling to Flinders Chase National Park. Then view Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. (full-day, including return flight to Adelaide and lunch) Barossa Valley Wine Tour Your day in the Barossa will include guided visits to a variety of wineries to introduce you to the major wine styles of the region. Discover some of the local produce and the history and culture of this historic area. Enjoy lunch at a delightful winery restaurant. (full-day, including lunch and morning tea) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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TASMANIA
Tasmania is Australias smallest state, yet this geographically diverse land contains wild and beautiful landscapes, welcoming people and a temperate climate. A rich history and a relaxed island lifestyle make it even more exceptional. Tasmanias wine and food are world-acclaimed due to the pure water, fertile soils and sunny climate. Plus, quaint towns offer a wealth of museums, historical sites and charming Georgian architecture for your pleasure. Spend less time driving and more time doing since everything is accessible. You can stand atop a mountain peak in the morning and paddle an azure sea in the afternoon. Breathe the worlds cleanest air and rejoice in a land of dramatic coastlines, rugged mountains, tall forests and sparkling highland lakes. Over a third of the state is reserved in a network of national parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Three Hummock Island Hunter Island Robbins Island Rocky Cape National Stanley Park Boat Harbour

Strzelecki National Park Cape Barren Island

Flinders Island

Bass Strait
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Great Lake
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Douglas-Apsley National Park

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If you love the great outdoors, this is the perfect destination to fish, golf, hike and watch rare wildlife. Or if you prefer more adventure, kayak with dolphins, cycle down a mountain, dive with a sea dragon, float down a river, climb a rock face and then at the end of the day have a massage and a great meal. Come to the edge of the world and explore this incredible destination. It will be an experience you will always remember.

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Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything ispre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! HOBART Port Arthur Discovery Travel around the historic birthplace of this fascinating city - Salamanca Place, Constitution Dock and Battery Point before making your way east across the Tasman Bridge and then south to Dunalley, the gateway to the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas. This tour includes a cruise around Arthurs Carnarvon Bay, introducing you to sites such as the Isle of the Dead, Point Puer and the Dockyards. (full-day, including lunch) Grand Port Arthur Travel down the Tasman Peninsula to the Port Arthur Historic Site, rich in visual history. Take a guided tour of the convict ruins, cruise on Carnarvon Bay and take a walking tour of the Isle of the Dead. Return to Hobart and view spectacular coastal scenery, including Tasmans Arch and Devils Kitchen. (Full-day) Bruny Island Wilderness Coast Travel south to Kettering for the ferry crossing to Bruny Island. After morning tea, travel along the neck beside Isthmus Bay, searching for wildlife. Board your boat for a threehour cruise featuring Natures Cathedral, towering cliffs, the Blow Hole at Breathing Rock, stunning sea caves, rock formations and incredible flora and fauna. (full-day, including lunch and morning tea) Six-Day Wilderness Experience Tour This tour travels from Hobart to Queenstown via Russell Falls then onto the World Heritage-listed rainforest of Bird River. Travel to Derwent Bridge and Lake St. Clair, the deepest lake in Australia. See Tasmanias best unspoiled wilderness. On day three, choose from a Gordon River cruise or four-wheel drive tour of Montezuma Falls. Return to Strahan for a free afternoon exploring the many sights. The tour travels north to Stanley, followed by Leven Canyon and returning to Hobart. (Includes all meals, accommodations and excursions.) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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FREYCINET LODGE *** H Freycinet Lodge is uniquely located within the Freycinet National Park, providing a unique wilderness area with a variety of ecosystems. The Lodge was thoughtfully designed to work in harmony with the natural beauty of its surroundings, and is within walking distance to Wineglass Bay. A variety of tastefully appointed one- and two-room cabins are yours to enjoy. CRADLE MOUNTAIN LODGE *** H Cradle Mountain Lodge is set on the northern edge of the World Heritagelisted Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair National Park in northwestern Tasmania. This non-smoking lodge is a warm, rustic retreat nestled in the Tasmanian wilderness, and provides a superb escape with cozy cabins, fine cuisine, and activities. Private timber cabins set discreetly amongst tree-lined ranges offer breathtaking natural views. THE HENRY JONES ART HOTEL **** H The Henry Jones is Australias first and only dedicated art hotel. Located on Hunter Street directly opposite Victoria Dock, it is a quick stroll away from the city center and the internationally renowned Salamanca Market. Designed by award-winning architects, this former jam factory has been transformed, showcasing the work of Tasmanias finest visual and performing artists. Most suites have close harbor views. GRAND MERCURE HOBART HADLEYS HOTEL AND APARTMENTS

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WELCOME TO

Kaitaia Russell

NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand is the last major landmass to be discovered, rich with vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fjords, lush rainforests and more. Whether you choose to visit the North or South Island, youll discover startling natural beauty at every turn. The temperate climate makes it an ideal year-round destination, whether you travel solo, with a loved one or with the entire family, its versatility caters to every taste imaginable. And with opposite summers and winters, one can easily escape and rejuvenate the spirit with a fresh season. Nature lovers who seek adventure and thrills will find that this magical land delivers tenfold. Filled with rugged landscapes, gorgeous beaches, spectacular geothermal and volcanic activity, and fascinating animal and plant life, this destination provides the ideal setting to enjoy a dizzying array of water, air and land activities. Cultural purists will find Mecca in New Zealands unique and dynamic civilization. Its indigenous Mori people touch the language, arts, and accents of all its citizens. Historic sites and treasures date back almost a thousand years, offering enlightening experiences to be discovered everywhere.
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Whangarei
Dargaville Warkworth

Tasman Sea

Auckland
Tuakau Hamilton Waihi

Tauranga Rotorua Taupo


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New Plymouth Wanganui

Gisborne

Napier Palmerston North

Westport

Nelson
Blenheim

Wellington
Kaikoura

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Greymouth

Darfield

Christchurch

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Those with cosmopolitan tastes will find pleasure in New Zealands cities. Foodies will delight in the regions unique blend of cultural influences, which has created a mouthwatering range of cuisine available from restaurants nationwide. Like New Zealands national emblem, the kiwi (a flightless bird), you may be tempted not to depart when its time to return home.

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19-DAY ULTIMATE RAIL, CRUISE & COACH EXPERIENCE


Make the most of your vacation and book your tours before your trip. Everything will be pre-arranged so all you have to do is enjoy! This fully escorted tour combines rail, coach and an EXCLUSIVE overnight cruise. One low price includes hotel accommodations, pre-paid attractions, touring and indicated meals. Meals included daily: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner DAY 1: Home - Auckland (D) Fly to Auckland where youll be met and transferred to your hotel, the Pullman Auckland. DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B, D) Travel to Parry Kauri Park. Enjoy an informative talk at the Kauri Museum in Matakohe, and a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands. DAY 3: Bay of Islands (B, D) Explore Paihia before boarding the Great Sights catamaran for your overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands. Tenders will ferry you to nearby islands as you learn of the rich history and ecology associated with this region. At sunset, enjoy a buffet dinner. DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B, D) Cruise back to Opua Wharf. Drive to Auckland via Whangarei, Wellsford and Warkworth. Enjoy a city tour and free time. Hotel: Pullman Auckland. DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B, L, D) Travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a trip on a restored vintage steam train to Longlands Dairy Farm. Continue on to Rotorua and visit Paradise Valley Springs. Hotel: Millenium Hotel Rotorua. (two nights) DAY 6: Rotorua (B, D) Enjoy a gondola ride to Cableway Restaurant for breakfast and spectacular views. Travel to the Agrodome for a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Later, see the boiling mud pools and geysers, before experiencing an entertaining evening Maori Hangi and concert. DAY 7: Rotorua - Wellington (B, D) Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway before arriving at the spectacular Huka Falls. Continue via the Tongariro National Park and visit Southwards Car Museum. Enjoy afternoon tea before heading south along the Kapiti Coast to the capital city of Wellington. Hotel: James Cook Grand Chancellor. (two nights) DAY 8: Wellington (B, D) An extensive city sights tour will highlight Wellingtons tremendous history and culture. This afternoon, enjoy free time. DAY 9: Wellington - Christchurch (B, D) Board the Interislander Ferry, cross Cook Strait and travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Join the TranzCoastal, a rail journey that links the port of Picton to Christchurch. Hotel: Huntley Lodge. (two nights) DAY 10: Christchurch (B, D) Enjoy a city tour of Christchurch followed by a visit to the International Antarctic Center. The afternoon is free to enjoy the city at your leisure. DAY 11: Christchurch - Dunedin (B, D) Travel to The Plains Vintage Railway and see a K 88 Steam Locomotive. Continue to Dunedin for a city tour. Enjoy a complete Scottish evening. Hotel: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. (two nights)

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19-day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience

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DAY 12: Dunedin (B, D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. Next, visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, and after some free time, board the Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through spectacular scenery. DAY 13: Dunedin - Te Anau (B, D) Travel to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland, and visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves. Admire the limestone caverns, waterfalls and the Glow Worm Grotto. Hotel: Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. (two nights) DAY 14: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B, L, D) Drive to Milford Sound to board a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. DAY 15: Te Anau - Queenstown (B, D) Travel to Arrowtown, a mining village, and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Queenstown and in the evening, board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Hotel: Millenium Hotel Queenstown. (two nights) DAY 16: Queenstown (B) Today is a free day for you to enjoy sightseeing on your own. DAY 17: Queenstown - Fox Glacier (B, D) Set out via the Haast Pass; see the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to Fox Glacier. Weather permitting, experience an optional flight over the glaciers. Hotel: Distinction Fox Glacier. DAY 18: Fox Glacier - Christchurch (B, D) Travel to Hokitika, then on to Greymouth to board The TranzAlpine. Climb through the Otira Tunnel to Arthurs Pass in the center of the Southern Alps. Complete your journey in Christchurch, where youll enjoy a farewell dinner. Hotel: Huntley Lodge.

DAY 19: Christchurch - Home (B) Transfer to the airport for your flight home, after a great holiday. Consult your travel agent for more details on this and other escorted tours.

19-day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience

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The North Island offers sophistication from the bustling harbor city of Auckland, and the pristine natural beauty of vast forests, volcanic peaks and picturesque lakes. The northern areas of the North Island enjoy a sub-tropical climate, while the eastern side of the island is covered with vineyards. In just half an hour you can be almost anywhere: sailing to an island, trekking through the rainforest, picnicking on a volcano, sampling wines at a vineyard or wandering a wild, black-sand surf beach. Visit Rotorua, Natures Spa of the South Pacific, or the famous Bay of Islands, a stunningly beautiful length of sand and rock coastline that circles a sea pierced by 150 islands. Now its time for you to discover for yourself how vast and diverse this New Zealand destination can be.

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THE LANGHAM AUCKLAND ***** The five-star Langham Hotel exudes a timeless elegance, featuring beautifully appointed rooms and suites complete with modern amenities. The Langham, Auckland is a haven of tranquility in the heart of this vibrant city and is within easy walking distance of restaurants, shopping, Auckland Museum and the beautiful waterfront. A wonderland of refined indulgence awaits. MOLLIES * **** Mollies has long been the benchmark for service excellence in New Zealand. Forging a reputation around the world, this St Marys Bay residence is regarded as one of the finest Relais and Chateaux locations in Australasia. New owners acquired Mollies early in 2011 and the winds of change have swept through its elegant corridors. The boutique hotel has taken on new aesthetics and refinements to its revered service, and both the romantic hotel and day spa have a new sparkle. HILTON AUCKLAND * *** H The Hilton Auckland is impressively set 330 yards out to sea on the end of Princes Wharf. It is an oasis for escaping city life, where from the balcony outside your room, the landscape takes you away from it all. The Hilton features contemporary accommodations, fine dining options, and an outdoor heated pool with unique underwater viewing window.

PULLMAN AUCKLAND **** Offering contemporary style and elegance in the heart of the harbor city, Pullman Auckland is just a few minutes walk to numerous attractions. All spacious 267 rooms and suites have spectacular views of the city gardens or harbor and are fitted with cutting-edge technology to support the modern lifestyle of todays travelers. Spa at the Pullman is perfect for those with fitness and relaxation in mind with six unique treatment rooms, fully equipped gym, 25-meter indoor heated lap pool, spa pool and sauna. MERCURE AUCKLAND WINDSOR *** H The boutique-style Mercure Auckland Windsor is located in the heart of central Queen Street and surrounded by shops, theaters and restaurants, with Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and Vector Arena just a short walk away. The Heritage-listed Mercure Auckland Windsor offers 79 modern rooms (most with kitchenettes), high-speed internet, undercover valet parking, a fitness room, spa and much more. THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS ***** Kauri Cliffs is one of the worlds premier luxury destinations and one of the most awarded boutique lodges in New Zealand. The spectacular lodge offers 180 degree panoramic views and is home to a world class David Harman designed golf course and a fabulous spa.

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COPTHORNE HOTEL & RESORT BAY OF ISLANDS **** The Copthorne provides an ideal location to explore the aquatic playground of the Bay of Islands. The resort offers 180 comfortable guestrooms with expansive glass panels looking out to its charming surrounding gardens. The Copthorne sits adjacent to a scenic golf course, and features native bush walks, spectacular free-form lagoonstyle swimming pool, a relaxing spa and some of the worlds best big game fishing sites. PAIHIA BEACH RESORT & SPA **** Paihia Beach Resort & Spa has reopened after an extensive refurbishment. Ultra-chic guestrooms boast superior entertaining areas, large flat-screen TVs, stereo systems and French oak timber flooring. The new pool deck hosts hip outdoor resort living with relaxing day beds. The resort directly overlooks Paihias most picturesque beach and is located within walking distance of Paihia Wharf, a historic and scenic wonderland.
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RUSSELL COTTAGES **** The modern Russell Cottages attract discerning travelers looking for quality accommodations with some traditional charm. Next to the historic school on Chapel Street in the heart of Russell Village, these traditional timber weatherboard cottages are surrounded by trees and are next to a brook. Russell Cottages one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom, self-contained holiday cottages are ideally located in a spacious setting. THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS ***** Dramatically set atop 6000 acres of pasture land above the sea, Cape Kidnappers offers stylish Farm Luxe lodge accommodations; a world-class Tom Doak designed golf course and indulgent spa facilities with stunning views.

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PEPPERS ON THE POINT **** H Peppers on the Point is an intimate retreat featuring spectacular views to the historic Mokoia Island, set amidst a landscape of erupting geysers, hot thermal springs and bubbling mud pools. A family home until 2004, it is perfect for a tranquil escape. Enjoy its serenity from the comfort of the inviting accommodations, which include nine spacious, luxuriously furnished suites and two private cottages, with most featuring stunning lake views. SOLITAIRE LODGE **** H Set on a private peninsula overlooking the still waters of legendary Lake Tarawera, just 25 minutes from Rotorua. Solitaire Lodges 10 luxurious suites feature 180 degree views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano. Minutes from your doorstep, you will discover secluded private bays, hot water beaches and majestic waterfalls. The lodge is the perfect setting to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate while your warm, friendly hosts take delight in satisfying your every whim. MILLENNIUM HOTEL ROTORUA **** Rotoruas largest deluxe hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the city by the lake and the Polynesian spa. Five levels of superb accommodation offer a wide variety of scenic views over Lake Rotorua, Government Gardens and the hotels own native garden courtyard. Other facilities include a heated swimming pool, communal spas, a gym and more.

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HUKA LODGE ***** Enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind. That very first glimpse of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River brings further affirmation that paradise awaits. Within 17 acres of magnificent manicured grounds along the banks of the Waikato River nestles just 25 rooms. Gourmet cuisine and attentive service with over 20 romantic private dining venues complete this extraordinary hospitality experience. INTERCONTINENTAL WELLINGTON **** H InterContinental Wellington is ideally located right in the center of New Zealands culture capital, adjacent to the harbour waterfront and within close walking distance of popular attractions, including the countrys national museum, Te Papa. Experience a variety of accommodation options (231 deluxe guestrooms and suites), the fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool, contemporary Chameleon Restaurant and the popular Tex-Mex style Arizona Bar. JAMES COOK HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR WELLINGTON

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VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything will be pre-arranged and all you have to do is enjoy! AUCKLAND Discover Auckland See first hand why Auckland is known as the City of Sails. Visit the famous Auckland landmark of Mount Eden, a dormant volcano, and the Auckland Domain, the citys oldest park. Take in the trendy shopping area of Parnell Village with its historical buildings. Enjoy the scenic waterfront route of Tamaki Drive before your return. (morning tour - 3 hours) Taste of Waiheke Tour Visit three of the islands award-winning wineries: Stonyridge, Mudbrick and Wild on Waiheke. Following a 40-minute cruise, join your guide for scenic highlights. Enjoy a light lunch, receive tastings and a guided tour through the vines. Sample local beer and taste the regions olive oil. Take advantage of the complimentary all-day bus pass. (5 hours, including lunch) Pride of Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise Tour through Aucklands Viaduct Harbour. Enjoy a picnic lunch box, tea or coffee (licensed cash bar onboard) and experience the sights and action on this beautiful harbor. Included is a commentary on the areas history, the Americas Cup and the super yachts. Pass under the Harbour Bridge to Westhaven Marina, Chelsea Sugar Works, Devonport Naval Base and the waterfront. Participate in sailing or just sit back and relax. (1.5 hours, including lunch) Aucklands Untamed Island Tour (Great Barrier) A scenic flight over the Hauraki Gulf brings you to Great Barrier Island. Walk through lush wetlands to the Kaitoke thermal springs. Drive past rugged peaks and native bush to a deserted location where you can swim or meander along a pristine beach. Round off this unforgettable day with a walk through Windy Canyon. This full-day tour includes scenic flights, breakfast and a picnic lunch. (10 hours) Best of Both Worlds This full-day of contrasts starts with a morning tour of Auckland city, designed to explore the history and sights as well to see how Aucklanders live and play. The afternoon is spent exploring the lush rainforest and black sand beaches of the rugged west coast. Knowledgeable guides will provide you with the trip of a lifetime! (8.5 hours) BAY OF ISLANDS Hole in the Rock Cruise Take a luxury catamaran for the most popular cruise in the Bay of Islands. See Motukokako Island and the famous Hole in the Rock, then its on to the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave. Meander through the islands, beaches, bays and wildlife with informative commentary. The tour includes a stopover on an island where activities abound. (4 hours) Cape Reinga - Scenic Coach Tour Via Ninety Mile Beach Be awed by the grandeur of the mighty Kauri trees, the expanse of Ninety Mile Beach and the mystique of Cape Reinga. Thunder along Ninety Mile Beach and ride the sand sledges. Take a swim or dig for shellfish. Your Coach Captains informative commentary will make this trip memorable. (11 hours) Dolphin Eco Encounter - Swim with the Dolphins Embrace the opportunity to swim with these incredible creatures in their environment, and cruise the secluded islands of the bay. The vessel is especially equipped for dolphin viewing. Snorkels, masks, fins and wetsuits provided. (morning or afternoon - 4 hours) HAWKES BAY Gannet Safari Tour Take an air-conditioned four-wheel drive vehicle over the hill country of Cape Kidnappers Station, where youll be able to view the birds nesting, preening, flying and performing the famous recognition ritual Dance of the Gannets. Enjoy the fantastic coastal views and visit a working farm. (4 hours, including transfers from/to Napier, and refreshments) Food & Wine Lovers Delight - Private Tour A fantastic day for wine and food lovers! Become absorbed into the vibrant world of Hawkes Bay wine and taste their award-winning vintages. Rich soils and warm growing conditions attract innovative epicurean food producers taste, touch and smell their myriad of tantalizing products and meet these enthusiastic personalities. This private tour is guided by a wine specialist. (half-day or full-day) Best of the Bay - Private Tour Enjoy food and wine, art deco, studio artists, and Maori culture in one tour in Hawkes Bay. Walk amongst the art deco buildings in Napier. Visit artists and view their work. Meet innovative epicurean food producers. Visit a rural coastal settlement and talk with a Maori. Taste local wines. Customized for each client. (full-day, including picnic lunch, 7 hours) ROTORUA White Island Active Volcano Floatplane Flight Experience the fury of nature on this awesome Island of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This scenic flight will take you over Hells Gate Thermal Park and the Northern lakes to the Pacific Ocean coastline. Circle the crater and get an amazing view of the fearsome activity of White Island active volcano. (allow 1 hour) TAUPO Mountain Magic Helicopter Flight Experience a magical helicopter flight as you journey from the lush landscape of Taupo over forests to the dramatic, arid, living volcanoes of Tongariro World Heritage Park. Set down in our exclusive Kaimanawa Mountains location for winter snow landings. Incredible panoramic views offer unique photographic opportunities and will take your breath away. (1.5 hours) WELLINGTON Wild Wellington Tour Stroll along Wellingtons waterfront and hear Maori legends. Take a four-wheel drive to visit a colony of fur seals and enjoy a delicious outdoor picnic. Experience a guided tour through New Zealand where endangered birds are regenerating in the native forest. Walk along safe bush trails among the giants of the forest. (8 hours, including lunch and morning/afternoon tea)
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The South Island is the largest of the two main islands of New Zealand, and is a destination of picture postcard beauty together with a past steeped in history. There, you can enjoy a diverse range of activities all year-round, whether your passion is for the outdoors, culture, or simple relaxation. Nature lovers will delight in its spectacular glaciers, dense forests, pristine beaches and unique wildlife, while city sophisticates will find joy in its metropolises. Kaikoura offers its visitors a unique combination of ocean and mountains. The stunning coastal alpine scenery includes a host of eco-tourism activities including whale watching, dolphin swimming and seal snorkeling. Walk the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway and discover seal and bird colonies along the coast. Visit the South Islands largest city of Christchurch, known as the Garden City because of its many stunningly beautiful gardens. Other central city attractions include great shopping, beautiful Neo-Gothic Arts Centre, the historic tram which loops the city center, the Christchurch Gondola and the International Antarctic Centre. Queenstown provides year-round action-packed thrills, such as jet boating, white water rafting, parapenting and bungee jumping. And if you love wine, youre in luck - wine tasting is fast becoming one of the more popular ways to experience the greater Queenstown region.

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Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything will be pre-arranged and all you have to do is enjoy! CHRISTCHURCH Akaroa Day Tour Travel by road to Akaroa, a charming French settlement, where time is available to explore fine craft shops and old French colonial buildings. Lunch at Bully Hayes, a popular waterfront restaurant, and then join the Canterbury Cat for a cruise on the Akaroa Harbour. See dolphins, penguins and seals with commentary. (full-day, including lunch and Akaroa Harbour Cruise) TranzAlpine Day Excursion Travel by the award-winning TranzAlpine train from Christchurch, crossing the Canterbury Plains westward to the snow covered Southern Alps. Ascend to the alpine township of Arthurs Pass. View the displays at the National Park office and then go on an alpine adventure on the many forest park walks in Arthurs Pass National Park. (10 hours) Hot Air Ballooning As the sun rises, the flight takes you over farmland laced with rivers, with the Southern Alps dominating the horizon to the west and the endless blue of the ocean to the east. After landing in a farmers field, relax and enjoy a glass of chilled Methode Champenoise. Take home our complimentary flight certificate. (4-5 hours) Kaikoura Whale Watch Spend the day getting close to nature on a whalewatching day trip to Kaikoura, renowned for its variety of marine mammals. Enjoy a scenic drive through the rolling hill country of North Canterbury, go on a whalewatching boat tour from Kaikoura, and visit a seal colony. Complete the day with a wine tasting. (11 hours) Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour This tour visits the remote and beautiful location of Mount Sunday on Mount Potts Station, used for the location of Edoras in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Be amazed by the spectacular scenery. The tour includes 4-wheel drive access onto Mount Sunday, where you can stand in the same spot as the mighty capital city of Rohan. (9 hours, including champagne picnic lunch and guide) QUEENSTOWN Dart River Wilderness Safari This exciting tour combines the best of thrilling braided river jet boating, an informative guided walk through ancient native forest, and a scenic back-road 4-wheel drive tour. On this diverse safari, youll discover the awe-inspiring Dart River Valley and the spectacular scenery of Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area. (6 hours) Milford Sound Day Excursion Milford Sound is simply stunning; luxuriant rainforest clings to sheer rock walls washed with waterfalls, with Mitre Peak dominating the skyline. The magnificent journey from Queenstown to Milford provides access to spectacular mountain valleys. Enjoy the alpine scenery from the comfort of a luxury glass-roofed coach along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and through Fiordland National Park. Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxury vessel for a full-length cruise of the Sound with comprehensive commentary and exceptional views of the dense rainforest, towering mountains, glacial lakes and alpine herb fields. Keep a lookout for wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins when in season. (12.5 hours) Safari of the Scenes - Wakatipu Basin Enjoy a Lord of the Rings scenic tour based around several of the specific sites where filming took place. This four-wheel drive tour into the heart of New Zealand high country is the embodiment of the Middle-earth of Tolkiens imagination. See The Misty Mountains, The Ford of Bruinen, Gladden Fields and other film locations. (4 hours, including refreshments) Milford Ultimate - Exclusive For Two Stroll on an uninhabited beach, soar amongst mountains, and dine at a remote alpine lake suspended above Fjordland. Learn the fascinating history of age-old glaciers and prehistoric rainforests in a habitat seldom frequented by man. This relaxed and unhurried expedition distills the essence of New Zealands most dramatic scenery. (5 hours, including helicopter flight) Picnic on A Peak - Exclusive For Two For a great honeymoon or romantic escape, take a helicopter flight to a secluded, remote area. Enjoy a leisurely champagne lunch and time in the wilderness to enjoy the stunning scenery. You are left with a radio to contact the helicopter when ready to return to civilization. Milford Sound & The Glaciers Experience the most dramatic scenery New Zealand has to offer. Relax and go on a journey through the grandeur of the Southern Alps, over glaciers, Milford Sound, rainforests, and frozen lakes to the heart of Fiordland. A glacier landing en route will enable you to take that extra special photograph. Keep a lookout for wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins when in season. (1.5 hours, including helicopter flight) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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WELCOME TO

TAHITI AND HER ISLANDS


The Islands of Tahiti are what youve always imagined the South Seas to be an idyllic getaway from the stresses of the modern world.
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The beaches of Bora Bora are the perfect launch into coral-filled lagoons, abundant with colorful marine life. Mooreas spectacular bays are surrounded by green mountains, and the panorama from Belvedere Lookout is breathtaking. Tahiti, the largest island, is for the person who wants to try a little of everything that the modern and natural worlds have to offer. Snorkel or swim side-by-side with manta rays. Feel the cool breeze on your face as you parasail. Check out the local markets for original art, Tahitian black pearls, fresh vanilla and wooden carvings. Sample fine dining with influences from France and the South Pacific, and stay in exquisite beachside resorts or intimate overwater bungalows. No matter which island you visit, youll find the same untouched environment that inspired the paintings of Gauguin and countless others.

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Queen of the Pacific
The beautiful island of Tahiti, encircled by black sand beaches and a crown of steep majestic peaks, is the largest and most diverse of the Polynesian islands. The mountainous interior is adorned with deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in the green iridescence of Mother Natures light. The coastal lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of the islands population. Some aspects of Tahiti are quite modern, such as its unique entertainment events, animated nightlife and museums. Papeete, translated as the water basket, was once a gathering place where Tahitians came to fill their calabashes with fresh water. Now the invigorating capital city and gateway of the country, it boasts world-class resorts and spas, fine dining, nightclubs, vibrant markets, pearl shops and boutiques. Your options in Tahiti are as broad as your imagination, whether it is natural, nautical or cultural.
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GETTING AROUND IN TAHITI AND HER ISLANDS


Easy Island Hopping Traveling from one Tahitian island to another is a breeze thanks to the modern airstrips, well-paved highways, ferries and bus system. The inter-island transportation is reasonably priced and punctual. Book your Tahiti transportation with Travel Impressions, and youll be on your way. When you arrive in Papeete, youll receive a fresh flower lei greeting from a Tahiti Tours representative. Your greeter will present you with your full itinerary, answer any questions you may have and transfer you to your hotel. If you prefer, private transfers are also available. Air Tahiti (a separate airline from Air Tahiti Nui, the international carrier) offers several inter-island flights every day between Papeete and Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Tahaa and Raiatea. There is a baggage weight limit of 42 pounds per passenger, plus a hand luggage limit of 7 pounds per passenger. Divers can take an additional 11 pounds when they present their diving ID cards at the airport. If traveling by water is more your style, there are also highspeed ferries that sail throughout the day between Tahiti and Moorea. Tour The Islands Perhaps the best way to experience Tahiti is by venturing out and driving coastal roads along beautiful lagoons, passing through small villages and discovering the island interiors. Guided tours operated by Tahiti Tours offer you a variety of excursions to explore the natural surroundings of Tahiti, experience a Tahitian feast, go on a snorkeling safari, take a relaxing lagoon cruise, picnic and more. If, during your vacation, you decide to take additional tours, your Tahiti Tours greeter can make the arrangements. To learn more about these tours, see the listings within this brochure or ask your travel agent for details.

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INTERCONTINENTAL TAHITI RESORT **** H Experience the best of Tahiti- 257 rooms and overwater bungalows surrounded by gardens, magnificent views and two infinity pools, including one with a swim-up bar. All rooms are fully-equipped with modern necessities and will make you feel at home. Indulge yourself at the Deep Nature Spa, the fitness center and enjoy numerous activities with the onsite Padi 5 star dive and nautical center and snorkeling in the Lagoonarium. See ad on page 48. LE MRIDIEN TAHITI * *** Located on the West Coast of the Island, Le Meridien Tahiti overlooks white sand beaches. The hotel has been entirely renovated in 2010 and is offering a new contemporary luxury style for the clients. The 138 rooms look directly over the blue lagoon, and the 12 Overwater bungalows are perched right over the water.

VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! City Tour of Papeete The tour begins in the traditional market where the Tahitians sell fish, fruits, crafts and more. Then head to the Cathedral of Papeete and the Vaima Center to enjoy its numerous shops. Next, hop on a vehicle for a discovery tour of the Polynesian Institutions, end the tour with a visit to the Pearl Museum. (half-day) Dolphin Watch Spend a couple of amazing hours with a pod of spinner dolphins. These playful dolphins will leave you spellbound with their leaps and acrobatics. Take a trip out on the lagoon up to Taapuna Pass before taking to the high seas and sailing to the fishermans bay where the dolphins love to play. Depending on the weather, you may also be able to get in the water and swim alongside them. (morning tour) Mountain 4-Wheel Drive Safari Enjoy a 4-wheel drive experience at the Papenoo Valley, with magnificent views of the surrounding green hills. (half-day) Inner Island 4-Wheel Drive Safari An exciting adventure through the inner island, with its waterfalls, rivers and archaeological sites. (full-day) Tahiti and Her Tropical Treasures Discover the tropical ambiance of Tahiti on a complete tour around the island. Visit One Tree Hill, Arahoho Blowhole, Gauguin Museum, Vaipahi Gardens and Maraa Fern Grottoes. (half-day) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

MANAVA SUITE RESORT TAHITI **** The Manava Suite Resort Tahiti promises to be the premier Papeete resort for business and leisure travelers alike, offering 121 guestrooms ranging from rooms to multi-bedroom duplex suites and Manava Suites. All guestrooms will reflect authentic Polynesian decor, while still offering contemporary amenities and the comfort of home. In addition, the resort features one restaurant, two bars, a spa, a fitness center and the islands largest infinity swimming pool facing the lagoon. RADISSON PLAZA RESORT TAHITI **** Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti features all waterfront accommodations with large balconies made for indoor outdoor living. Located 10 minutes from town this destination resort boasts a 900m beach and some of the best facilities on Tahiti. Look up Award winning Spa, Business center, free activities and shuttle to town and 24/7 free internet access. SOFITEL TAHITI MAEVA BEACH RESORT **** The Sofitel Tahiti Resorts 216 rooms are on the edge of a lagoon and look across to Moorea. Enjoy amenities like an international restaurant, Japanese restaurant, large swimming pool with views of the lagoon, tennis and golf driving range. The Sofitel is conveniently located five minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the center of town.

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Moorea, soaring out of the ocean in an explosion of green velvet pinnacles, has always been the choice of painters and writers. A wide, shallow lagoon surrounds the mountains where threads of waterfalls tumble down fern-softened cliffs. The island is circled with simple pastel-painted villages, surrounded by hibiscus gardens and exotic birds. ATV tours are a popular way to take in natural wonders such as these and other pursuits, like whale watching and hiking the legendary Opunohu and Cook Bays. For those less adventurous, Mooreas white sand beaches are relaxing, laid-back alternatives.

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HILTON MOOREA LAGOON RESORT & SPA **** H Offering incredibly romantic diversions, each of its 54 overwater bungalows and 50 garden bungalowswith private pool provide unparalleled views. The overwater rooms are equipped with glass floor viewing panels, and are connected by winding wooden walkways built over the lagoon. The hotel offers gourmet dining, nearby horseback riding, mountain biking, 4-wheel drive rentals and a Spa. INTERCONTINENTAL MOOREA RESORT & SPA **** H This tropical hideaway completed a multimillion dollar renovation in 2010. The refurbishment includes substantial terrace extensions of all bungalows, the addition of private plunge pools to all Garden Bungalows, a new poolside restaurant and bar, as well as two new infinity pools. The resort features 144 deluxe rooms and bungalows, three restaurants, two bars, Moorea Dolphin Center, world renown Helene Spa, a 5 Star PADI dive center and Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center. See ad on page 48. MOOREA PEARL RESORT & SPA **** The Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa is nestled just five minutes from fabulous Cooks Bay. It is decorated in pure Polynesian style with 28 overwater bungalows, nine beach bungalows, 28 garden bungalows (all with their own private pools) and 30 rooms. It also has two restaurants, a bar, a boutique and the Manea Spa.

VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! Aito 4-Wheel Drive Safari Tour Enjoy a safari expedition to the heart of Moorea by comfortable 4-wheel drive vehicle, discover wonderful panoramic views, and learn about historical and archeological sites. (half-day) Circle Island Tour with the Belvedere Discover Moorea during a tour around the island including Opunohu and Cooks bays and The Belvedere. (half-day) Dolphin Encounter at Moorea Dolphin Center This dolphin encounter combines elements of hands-on contact, education, fun, laugh and adventure. Meet these amazing dolphins and enjoy their grace and agility. Jet Ski Guided Tour Enjoy a tour by Jet Ski on the lagoon of Moorea. (30 min - 1 hour) Lagoon Cruise with Picnic Enjoy breathtaking views on Opunohu and Cooks Bays, snorkeling and picnic lunch on a motu. (full-day) Moorea Tiki Island Tour Full circle island tour of Moorea, with guided visit of the Tiki Village, lunch with Polynesian show. (full-day) Snorkeling Safari This safari includes a visit to Opunohu bay, sting ray watching and a stop at a motu for snorkeling in crystal clear waters. (2 hours) Tahitian Feast at the Tiki Village Splendid Polynesian dance show, Tahitian ground oven, barbecue buffet dinner, with welcome punch and wine during dinner. Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

SOFITEL MOOREA IA ORA BEACH RESORT **** Sofitel Moorea is situated on the edge of a magnificent lagoon, with views toward the island of Tahiti. The resort features 114 luxurious bungalows built over the water, on the beachfront or surrounded by landscaped gardens. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, a magnificent outdoor swimming pool, day spa, Jacuzzi. Golf is located just five minutes away. Moorea has one of the worlds most beautiful beaches and a variety of motorized and non motorized water activities can be arranged for guests.

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The name Bora Bora brings thoughts of jumping off lifes treadmill and moving to paradise. This romantic isle is surrounded by a world-famous blue lagoon that resembles something outside of nature. The overwater bungalows are truly close to nature, as guests can roll out of bed into a refreshing swim or any other watersport. All this is situated beneath Mt. Pahia and Mt. Otemanu, two green peaks that beckon hikers. BORA BORA
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Tahaa is known as the Vanilla Island because the air is filled with the aroma from its many vanilla plantations. The Tahaa lagoon is a giant natural aquarium of colorful fish and coral gardens where you can feed rays, swim with dolphins or cruise in a catamaran. Visit one of its many pearl farms, or explore one of the secluded islets (called motu) often the perfect spot to picnic under a coconut tree, snorkel or relax with a book.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT BORA BORA ***** Four Seasons redefines the South Seas escape. Exotic overwater suites and beachfront villas with pools immerse you in ultramodern comforts. Culinary art embraces operatic sunsets over the islands primeval peaks. Introduce your family to sea turtles, spirit yourselves away in a spa by the rolling surf, and relax in the infinity pool.

HILTON BORA BORA NUI RESORT & SPA ***** Suspended between turquoise waters and limitless skies, the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa nestles in a sacred cove of white sand and majestic lava rock. Here you will find a sensitive blend of authenticity and luxury - the very best of Polynesian tradition combined with sumptuous comfort.

INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA RESORT & THALASSO SPA ***** This resort is located between the two hearts of Motu Piti Aau a coral island on the barrier reef. The Deep Ocean Spa is the centerpiece, but the resort also offers canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling and handicraft demonstrations. A coral garden and ray feeding daily are also to be enjoyed. Bathys Dive Center is on site. Enjoy gastromic and casual cusine,and happy hour on the beach. All Villas are Spacious and beautifully appointed. See ad on page 48.
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ST. REGIS BORA BORA RESORT ***** Some of the South Pacifics most impressive accommodations combined with personalized service elevate the St. Regis to a new level of splendor with effortless elegance. 100 rooms skim the tranquil lagoon, each with an outdoor shower, two 42-inch plasma screen televisions and a Bose DVD/CD player. The 13,000-square-foot world-class spa and state-ofthe-art fitness center are on a private island. Other features include world acclaimed St. Regis Butler, oasis pool and saltwater Lagoonarium. INTERCONTINENTAL BORA BORA LE MOANA RESORT **** H At this resort, choose between beach or overwater junior suite bungalows with modern comforts and necessities. Its a tropical paradise with private access to the lagoon. Casual or fine dining is available, and dinner shows will give you a taste of authentic Polynesian lifestyle. The crystal blue water, coconut trees and white sand beaches are the perfect setting for true romance. See ad on page 48. BORA BORA PEARL BEACH RESORT & SPA **** This Only Leading Small Hotels of the World on the islands, and a Leading Spa resort, is situated on a secluded location facing the lagoon and the towering Mt. Otemanu, making it an ideal romantic retreat. The 80 bungalows - set over water, the beach, or in the garden - are pure Polynesian style. Dining choices include Tevairoa restaurant for international and French Polynesian cuisine, and Miki Miki for poolside lunch and Italian specialties. LE MRIDIEN BORA BORA **** H This Polynesian paradise is built on a private island, only accessible by boat; and offers unsurpassed views of Mount Otemanu. The 99 tropically themed bungalows, with glass bottomed floors, villas and suites with private swimming pool, have been entirely renovated in 2010. They are either perched over the lagoon or nestled at the edge of white sandy beach. SOFITEL BORA BORA MARARA BEACH & PRIVATE ISLAND **** On the edge of a private sandy beach in stunning Matira Bay this newly opened property features Polynesian architecture in a setting of unparalleled beauty. Crafted from wood and woven pandanus, the bungalows boast spacious private terraces, and the overwater bungalows feature in-floor viewing platforms. Recreational offerings include a sparkling infinity pool, day spa, waterskiing, jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, shark feeding and more.

VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! BORA BORA Circle Island Tour Visit several marae (ancient temples) and Matira peak for spectacular views of the lagoons clear waters. (2 hours) Shark & Ray Watching Excursion Experience the extreme encounter and come face to face with these legendary animals. (2.5 hours) Lagoonarium Spend two hours in a natural environment with the marine life within Bora Boras lagoon. (half-day) Shark Watching, Lagoonarium & Picnic Combine shark watching, visit of the Lagoonarium & picnic lunch on the islet of the Lagoonarium. (full-day) Dinner at Bloody Marys Roundtrip transfers are organized by Bloody Marys restaurant. The classical dinner includes an appetizer, a choice of fish, steak or chicken with salad, rice and vegetables and local fruits Jet Ski Guided Tour Enjoy an island tour on the lagoon of Bora Bora by jet ski. (2 hours) Sailing Sunset Cruise by Cap Lagoon Enjoy the incredible lagoon view of Bora Boras beautiful scenery from the comfort of the TAPATAI catamarans trampoline. Learn about the islands history and legends before settling in for an unforgettable sunset. (2 hours) TAHAA Vanilla Island Tour Discover Tahaa through a complete tour by 4-wheel drive vehicle and boat. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a motu (islet). (full-day) 4-Wheel Drive Tahaa Safari Discover Tahaa on a tour including a visit to a pearl farm, a vanilla plantation and points of sightseeing. (half-day) Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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LE TAHAA ISLAND RESORT & SPA ***** Located on the secluded Motu Tautau, facing the island of Tahaa on one side and the most stunning view of Bora Bora on the other side, the resort inspired by Polynesian architecture and style features sixty suites and villas, three restaurants (among which a gourmet restaurant), a spa, a Fitness centre, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and watersports.

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HUAHINE

Garden of Eden
While Huahine has all of the natural beauty of the other islands, it is more remote and may be the best ambassador of Tahitian culture, archaeology and mystery. The island is home to the largest concentration of pre-European ancient temples known as marae, of which local guides are quite knowledgeable. A small, scenic road runs throughout Huahine, giving you a glimpse of beautiful vistas and quaint villages where local arts and crafts are displayed and sold. Vacationers often rent their own transportation to travel this road, and to visit the banana, coconut, and melon plantations that make the air so fragrant. There are many things that make Huahine stand out among the Society islands, but perhaps the most treasured one is the much saught after idea of solitude and quietness.

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Similiar to its cousins Raiatea and Tahaa, Huahine is far less touristed than Moorea, Bora Bora and Tahiti (and thats a good thing)! This island is so relaxing and stress free that many people pick it as their favorite Society Island after traveling here just once. Theres also an abundance of long and beautiful white sandy beaches on Huahine... and the good news is that on this island, most of them are easily accessible for total quality beach and sun worshipping.

VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! 4-Wheel Drive Safari Tour with Picnic On board 4-wheel drive vehicle, discover the marvelous sites & landscapes of Huahine Nui & Huahine Iti. (full-day) Lagoon Boat tour with Picnic A rich and marvelous day around the lagoon of Huahine. Learn about legends & history, fauna & flora, pearl farm Enjoy at noon a fantastic picnic lunch seated in the lagoon with traditional food & music. (full-day)

TE TIARE BEACH RESORT **** Experience magical surroundings, tucked away in a small bay. The only access to this resort is by boat. Relax and unwind in one of 41 exquisitely furnished bungalows with air-conditioning, wet bar, color television, refrigerator, phone and a luxurious bathroom. The exquisite Airi restaurant specializes in combining French, Polynesian and international cuisine.

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RANGIROA

The Endless Lagoon


Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world, is comprised of a string of coral encircling a luminous turquoise and jadegreen lagoon. A tropical sanctuary with discoveries at every turn, it is also considered one of the worlds greatest dive destinations. From the air, Rangiroa gives the appearance of a giant pearl necklace laid upon the water - where 240 tiny islets (or motu), completely encircle the infinitely deep lagoon. With about 100 narrow passages - or hoa - dividing this atoll, theres practically no spot thats beyond exploration. Dive with dolphins in the sparkling lagoon, and with other friendly marine animals in the world-famous Tiputa Pass. Surrounded by two legendary bodies of water, Moana-tea (Peaceful Ocean) and Moana-uri (Wild Ocean), the main villages of Avatoru and Tiputa offer visitors a unique look at the South Pacific. Along the few roads, coral churches, craft centers, local restaurants and tiny shops provide enjoyable land-based experiences to complement the many activities in the exceptional lagoon.
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HOTEL KIA ORA RESORT & SPA *** H On the Northwest of Rangiroa, the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa has nestled 60 bungalows to set the tone for relaxing and exotic vacations. Villas with private pools stand among the tropical vegetation, Beach Bungalows with Jacuzzis, Beach Deluxe with pools are spread along a white sand beach while Overwater bungalows are overlooking a stunningly blue sky blended with the turquoise lagoon. See ad on page 49. KIA ORA SAUVAGE * ** H A one hour cruise from the Kia Ora down to the south coast of Rangiroa, takes you to the Avearahi motu (islet) where the Kia Ora Sauvage greets you in a miniature version of paradise. As soon as you land, the legend of Robinson Crusoe becomes true in a setting of five traditional bungalows nestled amid the coconut and palm trees.

VACATION ENHANCING TOURS


Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! Snorkeling in Tiputa Dive deep into the depths at Tiputa Pass with your flippers, mask and tube on and get up close and personal with a range of marine life: schools of fish, humphead wrasse, manta and leopard rays and more. Finish up with a visit to the natural aquarium and the multi-colored fish in Rangiroa lagoon. Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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Hotels Guests Love


InterContinental Tahiti Resort has long been the islands top resort and the perfect place to begin a visit to French Polynesia. On the grounds are the Bathys 5 Star PADI dive center, Lagoonarium, private beach, a spa, two pools, tennis courts and 30 acres of gardens. Papeetes museums, shops, galleries, market and nightclubs are a short drive away. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located between the two hearts of Motu Piti Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef. The Deep Ocean Spa is the centerpiece, but the resort offers lots of cultural and recreational activities to fill your days including Bathys 5 Star PADI dive center, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, stargazing and handicraft demonstrations. InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort occupies what most people say is the most beautiful site in French Polynesia. Two white sand beaches, a wide array of water sports, intriguing cultural activities and unique bungalows stationed over the water are the ingredients for the ultimate island escape. Alain Gerbaults grave is a must on any tour of the island. InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa is nestled between mountains and a lagoon on a stunning French Polynesian island. Right on the resort grounds is Mooreas widest range of activities, which includes the Moorea Dolphin Center, Bathys 5 Star PADI dive center, a spa, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, skiing and Jeep tours.

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Paul Gauguin Cruises has mastered the art of luxury


Journey with us to the Tahiti that inspired painter Paul Gauguin aboard the deluxe small ship that calls these islands home. Along the way, enjoy the world-class service and attention to detail that make every cruise a masterpiece. Plus, our all-inclusive pricing offers you an exceptional value, with all this included: Our Private Island Experience in Tahaa Our Private Beach Experience in Bora Bora Spacious, oceanview staterooms- 70% with private balcony All onboard beverages, including select wine, beer and spirits All shipboard gratuities Single open-seating dining with a choice of three restaurants 24-hour room service Complimentary water sports from our retractable onboard marina A wide selection of optional shore excursions and dives with master divers

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The three hundred and twenty magical, unspoiled Fiji Islands lie at the crossroads of the Pacific. Each offers an unrivaled tropical paradise with azure waters, white-sandy beaches, coral islets and tropical resorts. Awash in sunshine and smiles, its locale makes it the perfect stop on the way to or from Australia and New Zealand. Fiji is recognized as a premier dive destination with year-round sunlight and warm waters, and offers superb golf courses, tennis, water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, bird watching, horseback riding, rugby, soccer, cricket, and so much more. A once volcanic area, it is home to rugged mountains, lush green rainforest, waterfalls and remote villages. Whether you take it easy or active, this destination provides the perfect climate in which to play or relax.

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OUTRIGGER ON THE LAGOON FIJI **** H This beach resort is a South Pacific dream created in an enchanting 40-acre garden on the Coral Coast, on the island of Viti Levu. Modern, air-conditioned guestrooms and bures create surroundings reminiscent of a Fijian village, and are well-suited for couples and families. Amenities include an impressive tropical swimming pool, fitness center, golf training facility, Bebe Spa, and more. SHANGRI-LAS FIJIAN RESORT & SPA **** H An enchanting tropical gem on private Yanuca Island, Shangri-Las Fijian Resort & Spa offers both couples and families an idyllic South Pacific escape with kids play areas, a range of dining and recreation options, and exceptional wedding venues. Expansive guestrooms and suites all have a contemporary, Fijian-inspired dcor, private balconies and memorable views of the South Pacific. WARWICK FIJI RESORT & SPA **** Escape to the luxurious choice of the Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa for an unforgettable beachfront experience. With deluxe lodging accommodations, the Warwick Fiji offers a beachfront setting amidst lush tropical gardens on Fijis famous Coral Coast. Each well-appointed room and deluxe suite features soothing dcor and personal touches, such as fresh flowers and private balconies with mountain and ocean views. THE NAVITI RESORT * ** Situated on the famous Coral Coast, The Naviti is a beachside resort hotel cocooned in acres of lush, vibrant, tropical gardens and coconut palms. It offers an array of newly refurbished guestrooms, deluxe suites and studio and one-bedroom villas, all with private balconies or patios overlooking the Pacific Ocean or the magnificent tropical gardens. Each accommodation features contemporary Fijian dcor. FIJI BEACH RESORT & SPA MANAGED BY HILTON ***** Enjoy miles of private beach and a choice of swimming pools, and round off your day in paradise with a glorious spa treatment. All guestrooms and oversized villas are luxurious and relaxed with prime beachfront views. The resort features seven pools, a pampering spa and excellent dining options. Children will love the Kids Club and their own dedicated pools. SHERATON FIJI RESORT ***** This is your tropical oasis in the heart of the South Pacific. The resort is the ideal playground for vacationers and families to experience an array of dining and leisure activities including golf, swimming, watersports, dedicated kids play areas, and Kids Club, ensuring fun and excitement for all ages. Fully appointed, spacious rooms are contemporary and modern.

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Make the most of your vacation, and book your tours before your trip. Everything is pre-arranged, so all you have to do is enjoy! MANANUCA ISLANDS Castaway Island Resort Certified Divers - 1-Tank Dive Certified Divers - 4-Tank Dive NADI Padi Dive Course - Discover SCUBA Dive - 2-Tank Dive Padi Dive Course - Open Water Course Beachcomber Island Day Cruise Malolo Island Day Cruise Seaspray Day Sailing Adventure SAVUSAVU Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort Certified Divers - 1-Tank Dive Certified Divers - 2-Tank Dive TAVEUNI Qamea Resort & Spa Certified Divers - 6-Tank Dive Consult your travel agent for more details on these and other tours.

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WESTIN DENARAU ISLAND RESORT & SPA ***** Welcome to a world of Westin luxury in the South Pacific, where this resort unfolds over 30 acres of pristine beachfront property. Whether its the private beach, the award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin, the 18-hole championship golf course, or the wide selection of dining choices, this resort promises to please.

RADISSON BLU RESORT FIJI DENARAU ISLAND **** H The Radisson Blu Resort Fiji has it all - watersports, fishing, beach activities, golf, island tours, Harmony Retreat, five large lagoon swimming pools, Fijis only White Water waterslide, dedicated Kids Club and a range of dining and entertainment options. Enjoy a myriad of resort facilities nestled around lagoon swimming pools and lush tropical gardens. Spacious guestrooms with private balconies ensure breathtaking vistas.
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SOFITEL FIJI RESORT & SPA **** H Subtle sophistication and laid-back luxury await you at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Infusing Sofitels French influences with exotic Fijian customs, the resort blends tradition with the most modern technologies for a comprehensive tropical retreat. A private waterfront location and the Pacifics largest lagoon-style pool are a prelude to its stylish range of rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or terrace. LIKULIKU LAGOON RESORT ***** Welcome to Fijis unique, opulent escape for couples. Likuliku Lagoon Resort is the first and only resort in Fiji with over-water bures. From the water it looks like an ancient village. Surrounded by sprawling ceilings, hand-woven thatch and exotic mix of natural materials and modern elements, Likuliku emodies the richness of an ancient culture with vibrant, present-day lifestyle touches. VOMO ISLAND RESORT **** H Vomo Island Resort is a secluded paradise nestled by white sandy beaches, encircled by a blue lagoon and coral reefs. Each spacious villa is air-conditioned, private and filled with fresh local fruit and flowers. Every beachfront villa features an extended sun deck with reclining loungers and every villa features al fresco dining table and chairs and free wireless internet. CASTAWAY ISLAND RESORT **** Castaway is at the heart and soul of the Fiji Islands. A place for romantic couples of all ages with or without children. This island resort is covered with lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by white sand beaches and encircled by vibrant coral reefs. Spacious, yet secluded traditionally thatched Fijian-style bures, creative island cuisine and warm hospitality provide a unique holiday experience. TOKORIKI ISLAND RESORT **** A boutique retreat for couples seeking affordable luxury in paradise. Tokoriki Island Resort features 26 deluxe bures and 8 sunset pool villas of Fijian architecture and contemporary Island style with modern amenities. Each bure and villa is spacious, free standing and is only steps to the beach, offering uninterrupted views of the stunning evening sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. MALOLO ISLAND FIJI *** H This idyllic island paradise set amongst golden sandy beaches offers 45 duplex style bures just a few steps from the beach. All bures feature ocean views, air conditioning, refrigerator, coffee/tea facilities and lounge areas. Tadra Beach Bure is located at the private end of the Malolo beach, ideal for wedding or honeymoon couples who want that special level of accommodation and location. ROYAL DAVUI ISLAND RESORT ***** Situated in the spectacular Beqa Lagoon off southern Fiji, Royal Davui Island Resort is an exclusive adults-only sanctuary. The resort has 16 exquisitely appointed Vales nestled around 10 acres of lush tropical landscape allowing for no more than 32 guests on the island at any one time. The resort is currently the only private island with personal plunge pools for each and every Vale. NAMALE RESORT & SPA ***** The Magic of Namale lies in its lush & colorful landscape, luxurious accommodations and staff hospitality. Choose from a wide selection of spa treatments, guaranteed to rejuvenate your mind, body & spirit. There is also a wide range of activities for those seeking adventure on land or water. Namale has 19 spacious & luxuriously appointed bures, each the epitome of privacy and luxury.

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JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU FIJI ISLANDS RESORT **** H Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is one of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific. Located on the island of Vanua Levu on 17 acres of a coconut plantation, the accommodations overlook the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay. The resort is popular for romance, scuba diving, and families. Enjoy your stay in luxurious, spacious bures or a private villa. QAMEA RESORT & SPA ***** Qamea Resort & Spa is an exclusive tropical destination for discerning travelers seeking a truly unique and authentic Fiji experience without sacrificing luxury or service. Guests can avail themselves of a wide range of exciting activities, including incredible snorkeling and diving. A range of tastefully appointed, spacious beachfront bures and villas have unobstructed views of the ocean and sunset. MATANGI PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT **** This 240-acre horse-shaped island paradise boasts a tropical rainforest and white sand beaches. Matangi Private Island Resort is one Fijis finest romantic beach resorts, specializing in weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries, offering fine dining, spa services, superb snorkeling and premier scuba diving. The bures provide a balance between modern comforts and traditional Fijian island flair, creating an ambiance drenched in romance and privacy. VATULELE ISLAND RESORT ***** Vatulele is a natural beauty with man-made luxury, where stressed-out guests can escape the pressures of Western society. In keeping with the resort philosophy, there are no TVs, newspapers, telephones, money transactions, or shoes. Set back from a stunning stretch of white sand beach, each comfortable bure opens to an expansive terrace. The resort also offers oversized villas with private plunge pools. YASAWA ISLAND RESORT & SPA **** H Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is an exclusive retreat on one of the most remote and unspoiled islands of Fiji. Just 18 luxury bungalows are hidden among the palms, each just a few steps from a pristine white beach. Swim in crystal-clear waters, dive amidst vividly colored corals, connect with an ancient culture, or indulge in Fijis first beachfront spa.

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TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS TERMS & CONDITIONS


This agreement contains the terms and conditions by which Travel Impressions, operated by Travel Impressions Ltd., 465 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 (Operator) and a subsidiary of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. (American Express), in consideration for a participants payment, agrees to provide these travel tours. All products and services depicted in this brochure are subject to change without notice. READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SENDING ANY MONEY. TENDER OF PAYMENT TO OPERATOR OR YOUR TRAVEL AGENT CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT: Operator accepts payment by credit and debit cards issued on the following networks: AMERICAN EXPRESS, VISA, MASTERCARD, OR DISCOVER. Any other person or entity (including a travel agent) who receives monies from participants does so strictly as an agent of participants. Tender of payment to Operator constitutes acceptance of these terms of sale. Full payment is applied to the credit card entered into the system at the time of booking. Online bookings will be accepted up to 4 days prior to scheduled departure. All reservations made 14 days or less prior to departure will be charged a $25.00 Special Handling Fee to cover costs associated with expedited processing of the booking. After payment is made, all revisions are subject to a $25.00 per booking fee, plus any supplier fees. RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY: Operator does not own or operate, nor is it responsible for, the acts or omissions of any of the suppliers which will provide goods and services in connection with the trip or for any option which may be available in connection with the trip (including optional side trips, car rentals, etc.) and Operator has not priced the trip or options to allow Operator to guarantee against failure of any such suppliers. Accordingly, participant(s) agree to seek remedies directly with the supplier and not to hold Operator, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and/or representatives (collectively Operator Parties) liable, in the absence of its or their gross negligence or willful misconduct, for any loss, injury, delay, expense or damage which results directly or indirectly from any action or omission, whether negligent, criminal or otherwise, of any entity providing goods or services in connection with the trip or any available option (for example, the quality of services, cleanliness of a hotel, hotel overbooking, cancellation of services, cessation of operations, accidents, failure of equipment, changes in fares, itineraries or schedules or any flight delay). Participant(s) also agree not to hold the Operator Parties liable for circumstances beyond its or their control (for example, acts of God such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, or climatic aberrations; acts of governmental authorities; civil unrest; strikes; riots; theft; disease; accidents or failures related to the public internet, telecommunications lines or facilities, or third party technology systems; piracy or terrorism). Participant(s) acknowledge that the Operator Parties have not made any representations or promises with respect to the trip except as expressly set forth in the Operators literature, unless such agreement is in writing and signed by an officer of Operator. At any time, the Operator may decline, for any reason, any person as a participant on a trip (or option) whereupon the Operators only obligation shall be to refund such person that portion of any prepayment allocable to the unused services. INTERMEDIARY DISCLOSURE: No joint venture, partnership, employment, agency or fiduciary relationship exists between you and Operator or American Express as a result of your use of our travel services. In our role as a travel agent Operator acts as an independent contractor. Operator assists you in finding travel suppliers and making arrangements that meet your individual needs. We consider various factors in identifying travel suppliers to you and recommending specific itineraries. We want you to be aware that certain suppliers pay us commissions as well as incentives for reaching sales targets or other goals, and from time to time may also provide incentives to our travel counselors. Certain suppliers may also provide compensation 54
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to us for various marketing and administrative services that we perform for them, such as granting them access to our marketing channels, participating in marketing programs and supporting technology initiatives. In addition, our parent company, American Express, receives compensation from suppliers when customers use the American Express Card or other American Express products to pay for supplier products and services. From time to time we may enter into other business relationships with suppliers and these arrangements, including levels and types of compensation and incentives we receive, are subject to change. In identifying suppliers and recommending itineraries, we may consider a number of factors, including supplier availability, your preferences and any agreements we have to book travel. The relationships we have with suppliers may also influence the suppliers we identify and the itineraries we recommend. TERMS OF PURCHASE: Please note that separate terms and conditions dictated by the applicable supplier will apply to your reservation and purchase of products and services. You agree to abide by such terms and conditions, including payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the applicable suppliers policies, rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of fares, products and services. You understand that any violation of any such suppliers terms, conditions, policies, rules or restrictions may result in (a) your forfeiting any monies paid for such reservation or purchase, (b) cancellation of your reservation or purchase, (c) your being denied access to any flights, hotels or other products or services, and (d) Operator debiting your account for any costs Operator incurs as a result of such violation. You acknowledge that you will be responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes and assessments arising out of your purchase of the travel products from Operator. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: The right to a refund is limited if a participant changes plans prior to or after the trip is taken. All requests for refunds must be submitted (certified mail, return receipt requested) in writing through the booking agent to the Operator or directly with Operator if the booking was made directly with Operator except in the case of pre-trip which can be done over the phone. Operator shall then process your refund and may retain a $50 processing fee if a refund is given. All appropriate receipts/vouchers and documentation must accompany the refund request. No refund will be made for package features the participant opts not to use. No show penalties could be up to 100% of the package or component costs. The rights and remedies made available herein are in addition to any others available under applicable law. However, Operator offers refunds under this agreement with the express understanding that endorsement of a refund by participant(s) constitutes a waiver of any such additional rights and remedies against Operator. See Cancel for Any Reason and Travel Protection Plan section below for details on our Cancel For Any Reason Waiver. CHOICE OF LAW; RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES: This Agreement is governed by the laws of, and disputes shall be venued in, the State of New York, without reference to its choice of law doctrine. All disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or related to the services of this agreement shall be submitted to mediation and if the matter is not resolved through mediation, it shall be submitted for arbitration. Unless we agree otherwise in writing, any mediation and/or arbitration shall take place in the State of New York, New York County, and shall be administered by, and pursuant to the rules of, the American Arbitration Association. Disputes shall be arbitrated on an individual basis. There shall be no right or authority for any disputes to be arbitrated on a class action basis or in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public, other travel customers or other persons similarly situated. The arbitrators authority to resolve disputes and to make awards is limited to disputes between you and us alone, and is subject to the limitations of liability set forth above. Furthermore, disputes brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with disputes

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brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision shall be given preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a party to the arbitration. Should any portion of this section regarding the arbitrators authority to resolve disputes between only you and us be stricken from this agreement or deemed otherwise unenforceable, then this entire section shall be stricken from this agreement. The provisions of this section may be enforced in a court of competent jurisdiction and the party seeking enforcement shall be entitled to an award of all costs, fees and expenses (including attorney fees), to be paid by the party against whom enforcement is ordered. This arbitration provision is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Sections 1-16, as it may be amended. DOCUMENTS: Documents will be mailed twenty one (21) days prior to departure and if you book before that time, once full payment is received. Document reissue fee is $25.00 per booking plus any supplier fees. CHECK-IN PROCEDURE: Failure to check-in for your flight at the appropriate time may result in denied boarding and a refund may not be granted. Check-in times vary by carrier/airport and all participants are required to check with the carrier for the most current information. PACKAGE PRICE: The package prices include only items specifically stated in the participant(s) itinerary. Certain secondary features of a package (e.g., cocktail party, free sports, etc.) are based on supplier policy and may be changed, added or deleted after printing of literature. Operator has the right to substitute services or accommodations in similar categories for items listed in the literature. PLEASE NOTE: Operator reserves the right to re-invoice participant(s) in case of an error made in computing tour price, or in the event that a change in tax or hotel rate, or if a service fee or surcharge is imposed by the hotel or airline. Foreign government departure taxes, fees and tourist cards may be collected at the destination by the respective government authority. LUGGAGE: Many airlines are now charging fees for your luggage. These fees are payable directly to the airline upon check-in. Please contact your airline for specific details. These limitations on liability are subject to change. PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Participant(s) are responsible for determining and obtaining proper documentation including any visas or other travel documentation that may be required. Failure to carry proper proof of citizenship may lead to denied entry to aircraft and/or foreign country. All participants are required to check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the respective destination for entry requirements that apply to them and their travel companions. No refunds will be made if incomplete or improper documentation results in denied boarding or entry. A valid passport may be required and should be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your return date. CANCEL FOR ANY REASON AND TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN: To have a relaxing, worry-free trip, we recommend our Cancel For Any Reason and Travel Protection Plan (Plan), designed exclusively for our participants. To enroll in the Plan, simply pay the Plan cost included on your travel invoice at the time you make your trip deposit. The Cancel For Any Reason and Travel Protection Plan (Plan) contains both non-insurance (Section I) and insurance (Section II) components. Section I Cancel For Any Reason Waiver is an example of a non-insurance component, which reimburses you for any cancellation penalties incurred if you cancel your trip FOR ANY REASON prior to your original scheduled flight departure time. Travel Impressions will refund your money in full, with the exception of the cost of the plan. Section II of the Plan covers you for trip interruption, medical expenses, baggage/personal effects and bag delay, administered by BerkelyCareSM and is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company an AEGON Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC # 10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) under Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000, TAHC6000 and TAHC7000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Form #s TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. Section II is offered through Travel Impressions, which holds an agent or producer license in all requisite jurisdictions. Travel Impressions receives an administrative fee in connection with the administration of the Plan. Travel Impressions does not receive any commissions or other compensation relating to the Plan. This is just a brief summary of benefits under the Cancel For Any Reason and Travel Protection Plan. Other limitations and exclusions apply. For full terms and conditions of coverage, please review the Plan Description pamphlet (available on our website www.travelimpressions.com). For additional information relating to the Plan, please see the Insurance Disclosures and Licensing Information section of our website under the Terms and Conditions (http://www.travimp.com/about/insurance_disclosure.html). TRAVEL TO CERTAIN DESTINATIONS: While most travel domestic and international is completed without incident, travel to certain destinations may involve more risk than travel to other destinations. Operator urges passengers to review current travel advisories, warnings and restrictions issued by the United States government before booking any travel. In addition, passengers are responsible for determining and obtaining proper documentation for travel to international destinations. For more information, please visit www.state.gov, www.tsa.gov, www.dot.gov, www.faa.gov, www.cdc.gov, www.treas.gov/ofac and www.customs.gov. BY OFFERING FOR SALE TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS, NEITHER OPERATOR NOR AMERICAN EXPRESS REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS IS SAFE, ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS. TRANSMISSION OF PERSONAL DATA: You acknowledge and agree that by providing Operator with any personal information for the purpose of reserving or purchasing products or services, you consent to Operator transmitting such information to our suppliers (including, in some cases, transfers over international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with Operators standard business practices. For more information regarding how we treat your personal information, please view our Privacy Policy on our website (www.travelimpressions.com). FOR CUSTOMERS PURCHASING TRAVEL IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA: Our California State Seller of Travel Registration number is 2029006-20. Operator is not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund but is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. This business has an account with the USTOA in the amount of $1,000,000.00 (US). Operator, as an Active
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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 Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Operators customers in the unlikely event of Operators bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Operator may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Operator. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by e-mail to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com. FOR CUSTOMERS PURCHASING TRAVEL IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON: Our Washington State Seller of Travel Registration Number is: UBI#602 425 801. If transportation or other services are canceled by the seller of travel, all sums paid to the seller of travel for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the seller of travel and the purchaser will be refunded within thirty days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the vendor, the funds shall be returned within fourteen days after cancellation by the seller of travel to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests the seller of travel to apply the money to another travel product and/or date. FOR CUSTOMERS PURCHASING TRAVEL IN THE STATE OF NEVADA: Our Nevada State Seller of Travel Registration Number is: #2004-0029. RECOVERY FUND FOR CONSUMERS DAMAGED BY SELLERS OF TRAVEL: You may be eligible for payment from the Recovery Fund if you have paid money to a seller of travel registered in Nevada for the purchase of travel services or a vacation certificate and you have suffered certain financial damages as a result of the transaction. To obtain information relating to your rights under the Recovery Fund and the filing of a claim for recovery from the Recovery Fund, you may contact the Consumer Affairs Division of the Department of Business and Industry at the following locations: SOUTHERN NEVADA: 1850 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 101, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104, Phone: 702.486.7355, Fax: 702.486.7371, e-mail: ncad@fyiconsumer.org NORTHERN NEVADA: 4600 Kietzke Lane, Building B, Suite 113, Reno, Nevada 89502, Phone: 775.688.1800, Fax: 775.688.1803, e-mail: ncad@fyiconsumer.org FOR CUSTOMERS PURCHASING TRAVEL IN THE STATE OF IOWA: Our Iowa Seller of Travel Registration Number is: #758. 2012 BRO_KL_1.16.12

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