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Australia &
New Zealand
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Rotorua                                 Cruise             Kuranda      Reef Helicopter    auckland 1       matamata
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Enjoy the New Zealand Alps,                                                                3
Queenstown, the Great Barrier                      melbourne 3                                 Queenstown
Reef and magnificent wildlife.                                                   te anau

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                                                                                 and the Bath House Building in
                                                                                 Government Gardens. Our guided
                                                                                 tour of the Rotorua Museum of
                                                                                 Art and History showcases the
                                                                                 amazing geothermal forces of
                                                                                 the region, the therapeutic proper-
                                                                                 ties of the mineral waters and Maori
                                                                                 history. The afternoon is free for
                                                                                 individual pursuits. Enjoy a special
                                                                                 cultural evening featuring a Maori
                                                                                 concert and Hangi feast. Experience
                                                                                 a traditional Maori welcome and
                                                                                 witness powerful displays of tradi-
                                                                                 tional songs and dance. B,D

                                                                                 daY 5      auckland
                                                                                 We travel to Anderson Farm in
                                                                                 Matamata, a combination working
                                                                                 sheep farm and Hobbiton, Middle
                                                                                 Earth, movie set. Our visit includes
                                                                                 a drive through the picturesque
                                                                                 farm, tour of The Lord of the Rings
                                                                                 movie set, sheep shearing and
                                                                                 lunch in the Shire’s Rest Café.
                                                                                 Later this afternoon we see
                                                                                 Auckland’s beautiful landmarks
                                                                                 on a city tour. We overnight at the
                                                                                 Sebel Hotel located in Auckland’s
                                                                                 vibrant marina. B,L

                                                                                 daY 6      tHe reMarkables
                                                                                 This morning we fly to Queenstown,
                                                                                 New Zealand’s premier resort town.
                                                                                 Savor the panoramic views of Lake
                                                                                 Wakatipu and the 7,000 foot high
                                                                                 Remarkables mountain range. We
                                                                                 visit the historic and picturesque
                                                                                 “gold rush” settlement of Arrowtown
                                                                                 and the Kawarau River suspension
                                                                                 bridge before arriving at the St.
                                                                                 Moritz Queenstown Hotel for three
                                                                                 delightful nights. Dinner in the
 Maori Concert                                                                   Lombardi Restaurant offers
                                                                                 stunning lake views. B,D

daYs 1 & 2        new Zealand         the Southern Hemisphere. After             daY 7      MilFord sound
                  bound               clearing customs we travel south                      cruise
Following our included flight to      to Rotorua. Seated on the southern         Today we travel through an ancient
Los Angeles international Airport,    shore of a lake of the same name,          ice age region, crossing pasture-
we meet our Tour Director and         Rotorua is the North island’s most         lands on our way to Fjordland
board a Qantas flight bound for       popular destination and a major            National Park. The splendor of
New Zealand. Enjoy tasty meals        center of Maori culture and archi-         Milford Sound is reminiscent of
and attentive service. When we        tecture. Our comfortable lodging for       the Norwegian fjords. Our two-hour
cross the international Date Line,    two nights is in the centrally located     cruise takes us past Mitre Peak,
                                      Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel.            which rises 5,560 feet. View Bowen
we lose a calendar day.
                                                                                 Falls, cascading more than 500
                                                                                 feet and striking Stirling Falls. The
daY 3     rotorua                     daY 4      Maori concert                   falls flow from valleys formed by
This morning we arrive in Auckland,   This mornings sightseeing tour             receding glaciers. Watch for sea
the largest Polynesian city in        includes views of Lake Rotorua,            lions and a variety of birds. B,L
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 Milford Sound




daY 8       Queenstown                    and the tussock-covered
                                          plains of Mackenzie Country
                                                                                daY 10       cHristcHurcH
Enjoy a delicious breakfast                                                     This morning our sightseeing
followed by a day at leisure to           to Mount Cook National Park.          tour will include Cathedral
enjoy New Zealand’s “adventure            The park has the most spectacular     Square, Mona Vale Gardens,
capital,” offering jetboating, golfing,   peaks in the Southern Alps.           the Town Hall, Avon River,
fishing, bungy jumping and more!          We drive along Lake Pukakai           and the Cashmere Hills. Enjoy
For those wishing a peaceful              to Lake Tekapo, nestled among         a tour of the international Antarctic
                                          snowy peaks. We stop to view          Center, the gateway for both
day there are picturesque walks,
                                          the dignified church of the Good      American and New Zealand
gardens, and abundant restaurants
                                          Shepherd and the bronze statue of     expeditions. This afternoon
and shops in one of the most
                                          a sheep dog erected as a tribute to   there’s time to visit the distinctive
scenic settings in the world. B           the important role played by these    Canterbury Museum and the
                                          animals in the development of high    impressive Gothic Revival buildings
daY 9       Mount cook                    country farming. Our overnight        of Canterbury University now
Today we travel across the                accommodations are at the             home to the Arts Center and a
fruitlands of Central Otago               Rydges Christchurch Hotel. B          hive of activity for local arts and


Colonial Tramcar Restaurant                                                      International Antarctic Center




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crafts. Take a walk along the                                                    Rainforestation Nature Park




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scenic River Avon, float through
Christchurch city center in an
English style punt or visit the
Botanical Gardens in Hagley Park. B

daY 11      FlY to
            australia
Today we bid farewell to New
Zealand and fly to the Victorian
city of Melbourne, renowned for
its lovely parks and gardens. Our
comfortable three-night stay is
at the Oaks Hotel on Market.

daY 12       gardens &
             penguins
This morning we tour the pictur-
esque Mornington Peninsula.
This region is well-known for its
farm-fresh produce, vineyards and
breathtaking views of Port Phillip
Bay. Visits include Ashcombe Maze
and Lavender Gardens, Sunny
Ridge Strawberry Farm and
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park.
Next we go to Phillip island, a
sanctuary for seals and birds. Our
day concludes with perhaps our
greatest wildlife wonder, the sunset
return of the world's smallest pen-
guin, the Little Penguin, at the
world famous Penguin Parade. L

daY 13       traMcar
             restaurant
Today our guided city tour of
Melbourne includes Fitzroy
Gardens and a view of the
impressive Parliament House
and the Shrine of Remembrance.
Our four-course lunch is a move-
able feast served aboard the
only operating electric tramcar
restaurant in the world! Enjoy
this delicious meal as we travel       Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy three         of song and dance. The Dreamtime
around beautiful Melbourne. The        pleasant nights at the Pacific          Walk introduces us to their
remainder of the day is free to        International Hotel.                    ancient culture, food gathering
wander along Southbank’s water-                                                and boomerang and spear
front precinct, visit the Victorian    daY 15      rainForestation             throwing. After lunch we visit
Arts Center, Crown Casino or                       & skYrail                   the Koala and Wildlife Park
Chinatown, all in walking distance     Today we experience one of the          and tropical fruit orchard. Later
of our hotel. L                        most spectacular rail excursions        we descend the magnificent
                                       in the world - the Kuranda Scenic       MacAlister Range on Skyrail,
daY 14       FlY to cairns             Train. We visit the fascinating
                                       Rainforestation Nature Park
                                                                               a 4.7 mile gondola cableway.
                                                                               Enjoy spectacular views of the
Early this morning we fly to Cairns,
a deep-sea fishing port in Far         and tour the World Heritage             rain forest, tropical Cairns, the
North Queensland. This is the          rain forest by Army Duck. We            Coral Sea and the lush Cairns
gateway city to many of Australia’s    attend a Pamagirri Aboriginal           Highlands as we glide over the
natural wonders, including the         Corroboree – a performance              rain forest canopy. B,L

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Skyrail Crossing Barron River                                      Sydney Opera House Concert Hall



daY 16       great barrier             this underwater wonderland.
                                       Enjoy breathtaking sights of
                                                                                 House and see many interesting
                                                                                 landmarks, including the famous
             reeF & scenic             the Great Barrier Reef on a               Harbor Bridge, the longest single
             Helicopter FligHt         scenic helicopter flight. Swim,           span bridge in the world, the Royal
Today we experience one of                                                       Botanic Gardens, bustling King’s
                                       snorkel or relax in this beautiful
the highlights of our tour, a visit                                              Cross and popular Bondi Beach.
                                       marine setting. B,L
to the Great Barrier Reef. We                                                    During our luncheon in the 360
cruise to Moore Reef located on
the outer edge of the reef, the        daY 17       sYdneY                       Revolving Restaurant we see pan-
                                                                                 oramic views of the harbor and city.
world’s largest living organism.       This morning we fly to Sydney,            This afternoon you might wish to
The reef is one of Australia’s         Australia’s most vibrant city.            visit one of the fine art galleries in
greatest national treasures and        On arrival we transfer to the             town, the Australia Museum, Hyde
stretches more than 1,200 miles        centrally located Rydges World            Park or the Maritime Museum and
along the coast. We view vividly       Square Hotel. B                           the Aquarium located in colorful
colored tropical fish and coral                                                  Darling Harbor. L
from the reef viewer, underwater       daY 18       opera House
observatory and glass bottom           Today we discover this beautiful          daY 19       Harbor cruise
boat. Learn about the interesting      city with an expert local guide. We       This morning we enjoy a leisurely
fish and marine life that inhabit      tour the famous Sydney Opera              narrated harbor cruise featuring the

Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge




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                                                 Your HolidaY ExPEriEncE includEs
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                                             A                                               ExPEriEncEs & attractions
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                                         	 •		nternational flights on Qantas    	 •	Rotorua	City	Tour	
                                         	 •		 oliday	Vacations	Tour	Director	
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                                                                                	 •		 edwoods	Whakarewarewa	Forest
                                             specializing in the South Pacific      R
                                                                                	 •		 otorua	Museum	of	Art	&	History
                                         	 •	Experienced	Driver/Guides              A
                                                                                	 •		 nderson	Sheep	&	Cattle	Farm
                                         	 •	All	accommodations                     H
                                                                                	 •		 obbiton	Middle	Earth	Movie	Set
                                         	 •	Baggage	handling	at	hotels             M
                                                                                	 •		 aori	Cultural	Performance
                                         	 •		 ll fuel surcharges, government,
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                                                                                	 •		 uckland	City	Tour
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                                                                                	 •		 istoric	Arrowtown
                                             airport & departure taxes included
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                                                                                	 •		 jordland	National	Park
                                             (Minimum value of $480)            	 •	Milford	Sound	Cruise
                                                                                	 •	New	Zealand’s	Southern	Alps
                                         20 ExcEllEnt MEals FEaturing 	 •	Lake	Wakatipu
                                         	 •	Shire's	Rest	Café                      Mount Cook Alpine Country
                                                                                	 •		
                                         	 •	Maori	Concert	&	Feast              	 •	Christchurch	City	Tour
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                                                                                	 •		nternational	Antarctic	Center
                                         	 •	Lombardi	Restaurant	Queenstown
                                                                                	 •	Scenic	Mornington	Peninsula
                                         	 •	Tramcar	Restaurant	in	Melbourne
Cassowary                                                                       	 •	Ashcombe	Maze	&	Gardens
                                         	 •	Tropical	Breakfasts	in	Cairns      	 •	Sunny	Ridge	Strawberry	Farm
                                             S
                                         	 •		 ydney	360	Revolving	Restaurant   	 •	Moonlit	Sanctuary	Wildlife	Park
inner harbor beaches, marina,            	 •	Waterfront	Restaurant	in	The	Rocks 	 •	Penguins	at	Phillip	Island
parklands and palatial waterfront                                               	 •	Tropical	Cairns
homes. Lunch is included at the              FEaturEd accoMModations 	 •	Kuranda	Scenic	Train
Waterfront Restaurant with breath-                                              	 •	Rainforestation	Wildlife	Park
taking views of Sydney Harbor and        	 •	Novotel	Rotorua	Lakeside	Hotel
                                                                                	 •	Pamagirri	Aboriginal	Corroboree
the Opera House. Our afternoon is        	 •	Sebel	Auckland	Hotel               	 •	Rain	Forest	Army	Duck
free to explore The Rocks. With its          R
                                         	 •		 ydges	Christchurch	Hotel         	 •	Skyrail	Rain	Forest	Cableway
beautifully resorted houses and              S
                                         	 •		 t.	Moritz	Queenstown	Hotel       	 •	Cruise	to	the	Great	Barrier	Reef
buildings, spectacular views across          O
                                         	 •		 aks	on	Market	Melbourne          	 •	Great	Barrier	Reef	Helicopter	Flight
the harbor, cobbled streets and          	 •	Pacific	International	Hotel	Cairns 	 •	Sydney	City	Tour	&	Harbor	Cruise
pathways, The Rocks is Sydney's          	 •	Rydges	World	Square	Hotel	Sydney 	 •	Sydney	Opera	House	tour
most prestigious address. L

daY 20       FligHts HoMe
This morning we bid farewell to
Australia. Upon our arrival in Los
Angeles, our Tour Director assists
us in making our connecting flights.


Rotorua Bath House Building



                                                                         DATES & pRICES
                                           Departure Date                Return Date                     price per person
                                          march 5, 2011                  march 24, 2011                        Double    $6599
                                          march 12, 2011                 march 31, 2011                        Double    $6599
                                          October 22, 2011               november 10, 2011                     Double    $6599
                                          October 29, 2011               november 17, 2011                     Double    $6599
                                          march 3, 2012                  march 22, 2012                        Double    $6599
                                          march 10, 2012                 march 29, 2012                        Double    $6599
                                       Triple room reduction is $200 per person
                                       Single room supplement is $1,200 per person
                                                                                            ALL AIRFARE InCLuDED*
                                                                                 *See page 32 for guaranteed airport departure cities
                                       Deposit: $200 per person
                                       Final payment: 75 days prior to departure. Full refund up to 76 days prior to departure


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