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THE KIMBERLEY • TOP END • CAPE YORK • OUTBACK QUEENSLAND
TANAMI DESERT • WESTERN WILDFLOWERS • TASMANIA • FLINDERS RANGES
KANGAROO ISLAND • EYRE PENINSULA • SAVANNAH WAY • NULLARBOR PLAIN




                      2009/2010
                       www.outbackdiscovery.com.au
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               WELCOME
                                                                                                                                                                                                            to Outback Discovery




                                                                                                                                                                                              Timeless landscapes, historic settlements, vast cattle stations and quirky characters
Main Image: Crossing the Pentecost River; Small Images: Boab tree at sunset; The Great Ocean Road; Outback windpump; Crocodiles at Windjana Gorge; Kata Tjuta; Outback road near Tibooburra




                                                                                                                                                                                              are all endearing symbols of the Australian outback. There are so many amazing
                                                                                                                                                                                              places to see and people to meet in this great country of ours, and Outback Discovery
                                                                                                                                                                                              are the experts in showing you not only the icons, but also the hidden treasures that
                                                                                                                                                                                              will make your journey special. Backed by Scenic Tours’ more than 20 years of
                                                                                                                                                                                              experience, Outback Discovery has established an excellent reputation as one of
                                                                                                                                                                                              Australia’s leading providers of tours to Australia’s outback and regional areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Our tours are truly all-inclusive so that you receive exceptional value for money whilst
                                                                                                                                                                                              enjoying an unforgettable holiday. Join one of our small group 4WD adventures for an
                                                                                                                                                                                              intimate experience of Australia which takes you to parts of the country inaccessible to
                                                                                                                                                                                              many. With a wide choice of innovative itineraries, your journey will be anything but run
                                                                                                                                                                                              of the mill. Our brand new fleet of All Terrain 4WD luxury Mercedes Benz vehicles provide
                                                                                                                                                                                              the ultimate in safety and comfort to satisfy the most discerning traveller. Pulling this all
                                                                                                                                                                                              together are our Tour Managers and Drivers. They are the best in the business and their
                                                                                                                                                                                              knowledge and enthusiasm combine to give you the holiday of a lifetime.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Come and experience the real Australia with Outback Discovery. We look forward to
                                                                                                                                                                                              welcoming you onboard soon!




                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glen Moroney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Founder and Managing Director, Outback Discovery

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                                                                                                                                                                                   CONTENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                      find your ideal tour




                                                                                                                                                                     The Kimberley & Top End
                                                                                                                                                                        15 Day Kimberley Spectacular                                 20-21
                                                                                                                                                                        15 Day Kimberley & Top End Explorer - Broome to Darwin       22-23
                                                                                                                                                                        15 Day Kimberley & Top End Explorer - Darwin to Broome       24-25
Main Image: Walking through the Bungle Bungles; Small Images: The Silverton Hotel; Rainbow Lorikeets; Road sign; Broome coastline; Nature’s Window; Aboriginal art




                                                                                                                                                                     Outback Queensland & Corner Country
                                                                                                                                                                        25 Day Gulf Savannah Way - Cairns to Broome                  26-29
                                                                                                                                                                        25 Day Gulf Savannah Way - Broome to Cairns                  30-33
                                                                                                                                                                        11 Day Cape York Expedition - Cairns to Cairns Northbound    34-35
                                                                                                                                                                        11 Day Cape York Expedition - Cairns to Cairns Southbound    36-37
                                                                                                                                                                        16 Day Outback Queensland Adventure - Brisbane to Cairns     38-39
                                                                                                                                                                        16 Day Outback Queensland Adventure - Cairns to Brisbane     40-41
                                                                                                                                                                     Coast to Coast
                                                                                                                                                                        8/11/17 Day Across the Nullarbor                             42-43
                                                                                                                                                                     Red Centre & Beyond
                                                                                                                                                                        11/17/33 Day Grand Australia                                 44-47
                                                                                                                                                                        18/24 Day Red Centre, Kimberley & Top End                    48-49
                                                                                                                                                                     Western Australia
                                                                                                                                                                        15 Day Spring Wildflowers & Monkey Mia                       50-51
                                                                                                                                                                     Tasmania
                                                                                                                                                                        12 Day Tasmanian Wilderness Explorer                         52-53
                                                                                                                                                                     Southern Australia
                                                                                                                                                                        14 Day Kangaroo Island & Flinders Ranges                     54-55
                                                                                                                                                                     Additional Activities                                             56
                                                                                                                                                                     Pre & Post Tour Accommodation & Outback Discovery GreenChoice     57
                                                                                                                                                                     Terms and Conditions                                            58-59
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                                                                                                                                                                          EXCEPTIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                 all-inclusive features




                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Australian owned and operated – backed by over 20 years of experience and
                                                                                                                                                                       unmatched local knowledge

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Travelling on board brand new luxury, air-conditioned All Terrain 4WD
                                                                                                                                                                       Mercedes Benz 30 seater vehicles
Main Image: Cape du Couedic Lighthouse; Kangaroo Island; Sounds of Silence Dinner; Mungo National Park; Buffet Breakfast; Manning Gorge waterhole; In the Outback




                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Great combination of accommodation styles from 5 star hotels to wilderness
                                                                                                                                                                       lodges and tented cabins – each chosen to suit the region you’re in

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ All meals including delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners each day whilst
                                                                                                                                                                       on tour

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Morning and afternoon teas included on most days

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ All ‘must-see’ attractions and sights built into each itinerary

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Innovative itineraries which highlight the best of what Australia has to offer

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Many 2 night stays for a leisurely paced holiday and to allow you to get a feel
                                                                                                                                                                       for the destination

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Fully escorted by experienced and professional Outback Discovery Tour Manager
                                                                                                                                                                       and Driver on all tours

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ All-inclusive touring with no hidden extras

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ Exclusive airport transfers

                                                                                                                                                                    ■ An Outback Discovery Kit including a backpack, bush hat, water bottle, map,
                                                                                                                                                                       ticket wallet and torch




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                                                                                                                   GREAT VALUE
                                                                                                                         is just the beginning




                                                                                                           The Experience of a Lifetime Travel in Australia’s outback is enormously rewarding,
                                                                                                           but the isolation and huge distances that make it unique can often be unforgiving for
                                                                                                           individual travellers. Outback Discovery has planned each itinerary meticulously so
                                                                                                           that journeying to remote areas is easy. Our holidays also represent great value for
                                                                                                           money. You won’t need to worry about a thing, and you will return home having seen
                                                                                                           and experienced more than you could ever achieve on your own.

                                                                                                           Small Group Touring Our All Terrain 4WD smaller coaches have been specially
                                                                                                           designed to carry up to only 30 guests. You will feel like you’re part of a family, not
                                                                                                           on a group tour. At every step of the way, you will enjoy the more intimate experience
                                                                                                           and added attention from your crew. Even better, our smaller coaches can access
                                                                                                           places that larger coaches can’t.

                                                                                                           Taking Care of Everything Outback Discovery guarantees that an experienced team
Main Image: Bell Gorge; On tour; Campfire; Bush tucker; Road sign; Cape Tribulation coastline; Boab tree




                                                                                                           of a Driver and a Tour Manager will accompany you all the way on every tour. Every
                                                                                                           Outback Discovery holiday is fully inclusive so that you get to visit all of the ‘must-
                                                                                                           see’ sights and important attractions, rather than just driving past. We have included
                                                                                                           all breakfasts, lunches and dinners, so you don’t have to continually dip into your own
                                                                                                           pocket. On most days, we also include morning and afternoon tea. And you’ll stay in
                                                                                                           a wonderful range of accommodation types, each chosen to suit the region you’re in.




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                                                                                                                                                                                             DEDICATED
                                                                                                                                                                                 experienced & passionate crew




                                                                                                                                                                                 Best in the Business Outback Discovery provides the best tours, luxury off-road
                                                                                                                                                                                 vehicles and all-inclusive touring, and that’s just the start of our service to you. What
                                                                                                                                                                                 really sets us apart is our guaranteed crew of two on every departure. We believe
Main Image: Wildlife spotting; Small Images: Windjana Gorge; Outback Discovery Tour Manager; Rough Knobtail Gecko; Evening drinks; Our friendly crew; Outback Discovery Driver




                                                                                                                                                                                 that’s what you deserve. They are there to make everything happen as planned so
                                                                                                                                                                                 that you have the experience of a lifetime. The Driver will get you to each destination
                                                                                                                                                                                 safely and comfortably, whilst your Tour Manager co-ordinates smooth check-ins,
                                                                                                                                                                                 sightseeing, meal arrangements and much more. They have been specially recruited
                                                                                                                                                                                 by us and are highly trained.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Bringing the Outback to Life Whilst you’re on the road, your Tour Manager is working
                                                                                                                                                                                 tirelessly behind the scenes to pull everything together so you don’t need to worry
                                                                                                                                                                                 about a thing. Their down to earth and friendly personalities will show from day one
                                                                                                                                                                                 and they’ll be happy to share their inside knowledge of Australia with you. Their
                                                                                                                                                                                 dedication to the job extends to making sure everyone gets to know each other and
                                                                                                                                                                                 that firm friendships are forged by the end of your holiday.

                                                                                                                                                                                 You’re in the Best Hands Your Driver has a perfect driving record and a great sense
                                                                                                                                                                                 of responsibility, so that you’re always in safe hands. Years of experience have
                                                                                                                                                                                 resulted in lots of regional knowledge and they will often convey this to you with an
                                                                                                                                                                                 amusing tale or two. Expert commentary from both of your crew reveals their passion
                                                                                                                                                                                 for this fascinating continent. We’re sure you’ll agree it’s a great team!




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                                                                                                                                                                                           DISCOVER
                                                                                                                                                                                          the outback in style




                                                                                                                                                                           The Best Views in the World You will feel as though you can reach out and touch the
                                                                                                                                                                           best views in the world through the large tinted windows aboard our fleet of luxury
                                                                                                                                                                           All Terrain 4WD Mercedes Benz coaches. These state-of-the-art vehicles are the newest
                                                                                                                                                                           fleet around and were specifically designed to handle the tough outback conditions.
Main Image: In the Bungle Bungles; Small Images: The Outback at sunset; Willie Creek Pearl Farm; Interior of coach; Road sign; Crossing a creek; Mount Elizabeth Station




                                                                                                                                                                           It won’t take long to appreciate the special touches we’ve added to your 5 star Mercedes
                                                                                                                                                                           Benz vehicles. Stretch out in the spacious legroom between you and the seat in front,
                                                                                                                                                                           as you settle back in your plush upholstered seat. Whilst we make regular rest stops,
                                                                                                                                                                           you’ll be pleased to know that our onboard restroom is there whenever you need it.
                                                                                                                                                                           And in the event of extreme outdoor temperatures, our industrial-strength air-conditioning
                                                                                                                                                                           will keep you very comfortable onboard at all times.

                                                                                                                                                                           Some of the great features of our new fleet of Mercedes Benz vehicles include:
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ Spacious legroom                            ■ Video, DVD player and 5 television
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ Plush upholstered reclining seats,            monitors for better viewing from
                                                                                                                                                                             with footrests                                all seats
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ Advanced safety features                    ■ State-of-the-art satellite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           communication
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ Fully ducted air-conditioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ■ GPS Navigation
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ Onboard restroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ■ State-of-the-art PA system
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ Large panoramic tinted windows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ■ Overhead luggage racks for your
                                                                                                                                                                           ■ ‘Roadcam‘ fitted to the roof of all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           personal belongings
                                                                                                                                                                             vehicles allowing uninhibited
                                                                                                                                                                             viewing on the TV monitors of               ■ Carpeted interior to ensure a
                                                                                                                                                                             where we’re travelling at all times           quiet ride




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                                                                                                                                                                                                          GREAT HOSPITALITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and sweet dreams
Main Image: Cable Beach Club Resort; Small images: Cairns Hilton Hotel; Cheese platter; Home Valley Station Homestead; Freycinet Lodge; Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn; Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge




                                                                                                                                                                                                           After living your days to the full out in the Australian wilderness, you will be delighted to
                                                                                                                                                                                                           know that the accommodation we have selected highlights the region that you’re in.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           A Great Mix of Places to Stay You will experience a fantastic combination of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           accommodation styles – from 5 star hotels and resorts to wilderness lodges and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           deluxe tents. We have included many 2 night stays so that your holiday has a leisurely
                                                                                                                                                                                                           pace and you can really get a feel for each destination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Home Valley Station Homestead offers the ultimate Kimberley experience. Relax
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and enjoy your stay at this luxury outback adventure station in brand new homestead
                                                                                                                                                                                                           guesthouse rooms which have been built to retain the history and authenticity of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Home Valley. Indigenous guides will reveal an insight into the magnificent landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and places of spiritual significance. From gorge walks to boating, there’s an inspiring
                                                                                                                                                                                                           range of things to do.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Located on the spectacular Gibb River Road, Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge is surrounded
                                                                                                                                                                                                           by stunning geological features, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Stylish
                                                                                                                                                                                                           boutique outback accommodation is in traditional 'Kimberley-style' heritage homesteads
                                                                                                                                                                                                           with wide verandahs. Relax and experience the strong sense of aboriginal and pastoral
                                                                                                                                                                                                           history, whilst enjoying warm bush hospitality and gourmet country cuisine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lotus Bird Lodge is on the boundary of Lakefield National Park in Cape York.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Individual pole style cabins are set amongst shady eucalypts along the inner bank of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           a large horseshoe shaped billabong. Each cabin has its own private balcony
                                                                                                                                                                                                           overlooking the water. The main lodge has a central dining area and a long verandah
                                                                                                                                                                                                           – the perfect spot for watching birds on the lagoon.




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                                                                                                                                                                                 EXTR AORDINARY
                                                                                                                                                                                          places, hidden wonders




                                                                                                                                                                                 Unique Experiences When you travel with Outback Discovery you’ll find that every day
                                                                                                                                                                                 is filled with sights and experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. And
Main Image: Mini Palms; Small Images: Broken Hill sunset; Shell Beach, Shark Bay; Outback sign, Winton; Meandering river in the Kimberley; Uluru (Ayers Rock); Cradle Mountain




                                                                                                                                                                                 it’s not only the places that are unique, you’ll meet lots of people whose lifestyle has
                                                                                                                                                                                 turned them into true Australian characters. Their laconic way with words hides a
                                                                                                                                                                                 genuine welcome and often hilarious tales of outback living.

                                                                                                                                                                                 You’ll be won over by the owner of Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge and his passion for the
                                                                                                                                                                                 history of the settlement and exploration of this remote corner of Western Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Take a walk into stunning Cathedral Gorge amid the beehive domes of the Bungle Bungle
                                                                                                                                                                                 range. Journey along the Tanami Road to peer over the rim of Wolfe Creek Crater. Learn
                                                                                                                                                                                 about Broome’s pearling past and tour a working pearl farm. High points of the Northern
                                                                                                                                                                                 Territory are all about waterways – an awe-inspiring cruise on Katherine Gorge, spotting
                                                                                                                                                                                 crocodiles at Yellow Water and millions of birds in Kakadu’s wetlands.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Queensland’s Daintree Discovery Centre is a brilliant introduction to this World Heritage
                                                                                                                                                                                 area. Travel north to stand at the tip of Cape York. Swim in the refreshing pool beneath
                                                                                                                                                                                 Fruit Bat Falls. Take in gorgeous tropical views from the ferry to Thursday Island where
                                                                                                                                                                                 you’ll discover Torres Strait culture and WWII history. Australia’s southern states abound
                                                                                                                                                                                 with diverse wilderness experiences including the outback ghost town of Silverton, the
                                                                                                                                                                                 seals and sea lions of Kangaroo Island, a 4WD adventure in the rugged Flinders Ranges
                                                                                                                                                                                 and a guided walk around Dove Lake beneath Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A WEALTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of rewards & savings
Main Image: Termite mound; Small Images: Capturing your holiday moments; Sunset drinks; The Hoochery Distillery; Busselton Jetty; Outback Discovery Travel Pack, Walking through the Bungle Bungles




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loyalty Rewards* If you have travelled with Outback Discovery or our sister
                                                                                                                                                                                                        company, Scenic Tours, on tours of 7 days or more in the last 7 years, you are entitled
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to the following savings:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 previous tour SAVE $100 per person                         3 previous tours SAVE $200 per person
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 previous tours SAVE $150 per person                        4 previous tours SAVE $250 per person


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Group Discounts* Generous                           discounts apply for groups over 9 guests.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please contact our office for full details.


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Multi Tour Discount* When 1 person books 2 Outback Discovery tours at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        same time, you will receive a discount of $150 per person on the cost of the 2nd tour.


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Single Travellers* If you’re happy to share a room with another guest of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        same gender, you can avoid the single supplement cost and save up to $2,260.


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Complimentary Airport Transfers* If you travel on the first and last
                                                                                                                                                                                                        day of your tour or if you have purchased Outback Discovery pre or post tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                        accommodation, you will be provided with complimentary return airport transfers.


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your Outback Discovery Kit                               Before you travel, we will send you a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        comprehensive and practical touring pack including a backpack to carry essential
                                                                                                                                                                                                        items, as well as a bush hat, water bottle, map, ticket wallet and torch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      *For full terms and conditions, please refer to pages 58-59.

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    KIMBERLEY SPECTACULAR
    15 days




Gibb River Road                                         Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater




    DAY 1 • BROOME                                        DAY 5 • BUNGLE BUNGLES                               of untamed Kimberley wilderness. After we
    On arrival in Broome you will be met and              This morning there is the opportunity of taking      arrive, enjoy a guided tour of this part of the
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free time       an optional helicopter flight over the magnificent   rugged Kimberley. Visit the mighty Pentecost
    before meeting your Outback Discovery crew and        Bungle Bungle range (at own expense). Seeing         River, explore the vast and ancient sandstone
    fellow travellers during your welcome dinner this     these incredible rock formations from the air        cliffs of Bindoola Gorge and take a refreshing
    evening. Overnight Stay: Cable Beach Club             gives a true sense of the scale of this incredible   swim in the clear waters of the Bindoola
    Resort or Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort.                National Park. Today we drive to the northern        Pools. Your Aboriginal guide will share with
                                                          end of the Bungle Bungle range for a                 you the history and indigenous involvment
    DAY 2 • BROOME – FITZROY CROSSING
                                                          memorable day of walks into two of the Park’s        that surround Home Valley’s operations.
    This morning we travel to Fitzroy Crossing on
                                                          best attractions. The first walk is into Echidna     Overnight Stay: Home Valley Station Homestead.
    the border of the vast Kimberley and the Great
                                                          Chasm through a narrow gorge that reveals
    Sandy Desert. This afternoon relax on a cruise
                                                          something new at every bend – it’s like walking
                                                                                                               DAY 9 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
    through the sanctuary that is Geikie Gorge,                                                                MOUNT ELIZABETH STATION
                                                          through a huge gap in the landscape with
    where 30 metre steep limestone walls laid                                                                  We leave Home Valley Station this morning and
                                                          sunlight bouncing off the flaming red hues of
    down over a period of 50 million years were                                                                continue along the Gibb River Road, originally
                                                          the rock walls. After lunch, we set off along a
    formed by fossilised coral reefs. If you look                                                              a stock route across the Kimberley and more
                                                          creek bed into Mini Palms. A climb through
    carefully, you can see the markings of vastly                                                              recently one of Australia's most challenging
                                                          rocky outcrops brings you to a platform atop a
    different water levels during the dry season and                                                           4 wheel drive adventures. Our journey today
                                                          scenic amphitheatre for views of verdant palm
    the ‘Big Wet’. Tonight we stay in lush green                                                               takes us to the family-owned Mount Elizabeth
                                                          trees and the valley beyond.
    surroundings at the Fitzroy River Lodge on the                                                             Station. This is a unique outback experience
    banks of the Fitzroy River. Overnight Stay:           DAY 6 • BUNGLE BUNGLES – KUNUNURRA                   and your hosts will share their deep
    Fitzroy River Lodge.                                  Shortly after rejoining the Great Northern           appreciation for the surrounding country and
                                                          Highway we journey through the rugged red Carr       the knowledge gained from a lifetime spent
    DAY 3 • FITZROY CROSSING –
                                                          Boyd Range. We then follow the Cockburn Range        living and working on a cattle station in this
    HALLS CREEK
                                                          before reaching the port of Wyndham. A visit         remote area of Australia. Overnight Stay:
    The highlight of today’s touring is a foray into
                                                          here is not complete without taking in the
    the Great Sandy Desert along the infamous                                                                  Mount Elizabeth Station.
                                                          panoramic views of the region at the Five Rivers
    Tanami Track where we will visit Wolfe Creek                                                               DAY 10 • MOUNT ELIZABETH STATION –
                                                          Lookout. You’ll see for miles out across the
    Crater, the second largest meteorite crater on                                                             MOUNT HART
                                                          Cambridge Gulf and the five rivers that flow into
    earth. A short walk to the rim of the crater
                                                          it - the Ord, Pentecost, Durack, King and Forrest.   As we continue our journey along the Gibb
    reveals an expansive view of the perfectly round
                                                          Continuing to Kununurra we will follow the Carr      River Road, enjoy a stop at Manning Gorge.
    impact site, which is 60 metres deep and nearly
                                                          Boyd Range. Kununurra is a vibrant town at the       Our drive then takes us past Silent Grove
    a kilometre wide. Then we continue on to Halls
                                                          centre of the fertile Ord River Irrigation Scheme    and on to spectacular Bell Gorge, found
    Creek for the night. Located on the boundary of
                                                          which ships huge volumes of fruit and fresh          about 300 metres above sea level and the
    the Kimberley and Tanami Desert, this outback
                                                          produce to Australian and overseas markets.          beginning of a series of waterfalls that
    town is the site of Western Australia’s first
                                                          Two Night Stay: Kununurra Country Club.              descend to the ocean. Then we enter the
    commercial gold discovery. Overnight Stay:
    Comfort Inn Kimberley Hotel.                          DAY 7 • KUNUNURRA                                    King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park,
                                                          To start this exciting day we depart for Ivanhoe     home to Mt Hart Wilderness Lodge, set on a
    DAY 4 • HALLS CREEK – BUNGLE BUNGLES                                                                       10 acre oasis of beautiful lush tropical
                                                          Crossing, the original crossing across the Ord
    This morning explore the old stone buildings at                                                            gardens and surrounded by stunning
                                                          River. Next we visit the Hoochery, the State’s
    the Old Halls Creek town site and then on to the                                                           geological features, spectacular scenery,
                                                          only licensed distillery where rum is produced
    ‘Great Wall of China’, a 6 metre high quartz                                                               abundant wildlife and rare flora and fauna.
                                                          from local sugar. We then drive to the rebuilt
    outcrop running along a line of hills to a river                                                           Two Night Stay: Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge.
                                                          homestead of the Durack family - Argyle
    valley. Our vehicle turns off the Great Northern
                                                          Downs. After a visit to the homestead that is        DAY 11 • MOUNT HART
    Highway and into World Heritage listed
                                                          now a museum, we cross the dam wall to join a        Join your crew this morning on a walk to Mt
    Purnululu National Park, home to one of
                                                          cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into       Matthew Gorge. Here you can experience
    Western Australia’s most fascinating
                                                          Lake Kununurra.
    landmarks, the Bungle Bungle range. We head                                                                spectacular cascading waterfalls, explore the
    to the southern end of the Bungle Bungle range        DAY 8 • KUNUNURRA –                                  beautiful swimming holes or admire the
    for a walk into majestic Cathedral Gorge, an          HOME VALLEY STATION – KIMBERLEY                      fascinating array of bird and plant life. This
    acoustically magnificent natural amphitheatre.        Today our destination is Home Valley Station, a      afternoon is at leisure to relax and enjoy the
    Two Night Stay: Bellburn Safari Camp.                 working cattle station spread over 700,000 acres     peaceful surrounds of Mount Hart.
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                                                                                      National Park Gorge                                                                   BUNGLE
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                                                                                                                       Cruise                                               BUNGLES
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                                                           Unsealed Road                                                                                                  Meteorite Crater
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                                                       TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
   DAY 12 • MOUNT HART – DERBY                         • Stay 3 nights at luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort or Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort
   This morning it’s back to the Gibb River Road         in Broome
   towards Tunnel Creek where you will enjoy a         • Cruise through the amazing Geikie Gorge
   walk into Western Australia’s oldest cave           • Stay 2 nights in the World Heritage listed Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park at
   system. From here it’s on to Windjana Gorge           the Bellburn Safari Camp
   where a large population of Johnston fresh          • Walk into Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheatre and Echidna Chasm in the
   water crocodiles inhabit the water hole. We           Bungle Bungles
   continue to Derby, the main base for the Royal      • Panoramic views of the surrounding area at Five Rivers Lookout
   Flying Doctor Service in the Kimberley. Before      • Cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into Lake Kununurra
   arriving at our hotel we stop at the town’s jetty   • Overnight stay in the rugged Kimberley at Home Valley Station Homestead, a working
   built to handle huge 10 metre tidal flows.
                                                         cattle station
   Overnight Stay: King Sound Resort.
                                                       • Travel along the Gibb River Road
   DAY 13 • DERBY – BROOME                             • Enjoy the unique outback experience in the heart of the Kimberley with a 2 night stay at
   On the road to Broome this morning, we will visit     Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge
   the famous Boab Prison Tree and Myall’s Bore,       • Explore King Leopold Ranges Conservation Park, home to many breathtakingly
   where stockmen would take turns in watering           beautiful gorges
   their stock before loading them onto ships for      • Visit spectacular Windjana Gorge, home to Johnston fresh water crocodiles
   export. During a guided tour and cruise at Willie   • Broome sightseeing tour including a guided tour at Willie Creek Pearl Farm and at the
   Creek Pearl Farm, you will discover how the rare      Pearl Luggers’ Museum
   and beautiful Australian South Sea Pearl is
   produced. Two Night Stay: Cable Beach Club          ACCOMMODATION
   Resort or Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort.
                                                       We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the most of what each
   DAY 14 • BROOME                                     region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to wilderness lodges and tented cabins. Some
   This morning enjoy a tour of the sights of          of the remote outback areas we have chosen are more about being there and the
   Broome. Stop at Gantheaume Point for a great        experiences and memories you can take with you rather than the accommodation itself.
   photo opportunity looking back across Cable         • Day 4 & 5 – your 2 night stay at Bellburn Safari Camp is in permanently tented safari
   Beach. We then visit the Broome Jetty and the         cabins, comfortable beds and shared facilities
   Japanese Cemetery, a testament to the               • Day 9 – your overnight stay at Mount Elizabeth Station has shared facilities
   dangerous early days of the pearling industry       • Day 10 & 11 – your 2 night stay at Mount Hart Wilderness Lodge has shared facilities
   as over 900 divers are buried here. View the
   Old Courthouse before your tour at the Pearl        ON TOUR ACTIVITIES
   Luggers’ Museum where you will learn of the
                                                       A number of great walks are included on various days throughout this tour. The following
   perils of the deep and what made the pearl
                                                       walks are considered moderate to difficult and a good level of fitness will especially be
   divers life so hazardous. This afternoon,
                                                       required for these walks:
   wander through the old buildings in China
   Town where many indigenous art galleries and
                                                       • Tunnel Creek • Cathedral Gorge • Echidna Chasm • Mini Palms • Bindoola Gorge • Bell Gorge
   pearl showrooms can be found. There is also
   the opportunity of taking an optional scenic                                            DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
   flight over the picturesque Buccaneer
   Archipelago (at own expense). This evening’s            2009 May 04, 18                     2010 May 03, 17, 31                      15 Day Tour                                        Tour Code: OBB
   dinner is time to relive many memorable                            Jun    01, 16                       Jun     15, 30                Broome to Broome                                                 $6,150
                                                                      Jul    01, 15, 29                   Jul     14, 28                Single Supplement                                                $1,400
   holiday moments and say farewell to your crew
   and fellow travellers.                                             Aug    12, 26, 29                   Aug     11, 25, 28
                                                                      Sep    09, 23                       Sep     08, 22
   DAY 15 • BROOME
                                                           All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
   This morning after breakfast you will be                specified. Additional activities are at own expense and unless otherwise stated must be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and
                                                           pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. Flights are not
   transferred to the airport for your homebound           included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
   flight.
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    KIMBERLEY & TOP END EXPLORER
    15 days Broome to Darwin




Crocodiles                                              Geikie Gorge Cruise




    DAY 1 • BROOME                                        DAY 5 • FITZROY CROSSING –                        DAY 9 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
    On arrival in Broome you will be met and              BUNGLE BUNGLES                                    KUNUNURRA
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free time       Our journey this morning takes us into World      We reboard our coach this morning to follow
    before meeting your Outback Discovery crew and        Heritage listed Purnululu National Park, home     the Cockburn Range before reaching the port
    fellow travellers during your welcome dinner this     to one of Western Australia’s most fascinating    of Wyndham. A visit here is not complete
    evening. Two Night Stay: Cable Beach Club             landmarks, the Bungle Bungle range. We’ll head    without taking in the panoramic views of the
    Resort or Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort.                to the southern end of the Park for a walk into   region at the Five Rivers Lookout. You will see
                                                          magnificent Cathedral Gorge. Two Night Stay:      for miles out across the Cambridge Gulf and
    DAY 2 • BROOME                                        Bellburn Safari Camp.                             the five rivers that flow into it - the Ord,
    This morning enjoy a tour of the sights of                                                              Pentecost, Durack, King and Forrest.
    Broome. Stop at Gantheaume Point for a great          DAY 6 • BUNGLE BUNGLES
                                                                                                            Continuing to Kununurra we will follow the
    photo opportunity looking back across Cable           This morning there is the opportunity of
                                                                                                            Carr Boyd Range then cross the diversion dam
    Beach. We then stop at the Broome Jetty               taking an optional helicopter flight over the
                                                                                                            that was built to stem the waters of the Ord
    before we visit the Japanese Cemetery, a              magnificent Bungle Bungle range (at own
                                                                                                            River. Kununurra is a vibrant town at the centre
    testament to the dangerous early days of the          expense). Today we drive to the northern
                                                                                                            of the fertile Ord River Irrigation Scheme.
    pearling industry as over 900 divers are buried       end of the Bungle Bungle range for a
                                                                                                            Before our orientation tour of Kununurra, we’ll
    here. View the Old Courthouse and enjoy a tour        memorable day of walks into two of the
                                                                                                            stop at the Zebra Rock Gallery where you will
    at the Pearl Luggers’ Museum where you will           Park’s best attractions. The first walk is into
                                                                                                            see works carved by local residents from the
    learn of the perils of the deep and what made         Echidna Chasm through a narrow gorge that
                                                                                                            patterned stone unique to the region.
    the pearl divers life so hazardous. This              reveals something new at every bend – it’s
                                                                                                            Two Night Stay: Kununurra Country Club.
    afternoon, wander through the old buildings in        like walking through a huge gap in the
                                                          landscape with sunlight bouncing off the          DAY 10 • KUNUNURRA
    China Town where many indigenous art
                                                          flaming red hues of the rock walls. After         To start this exciting day we visit the Hoochery,
    galleries and pearl showrooms can be found.
                                                          lunch we set off along a creek bed into Mini      the State’s only licensed distillery where rum is
    There is also the opportunity of taking an
                                                          Palms. A climb through rocky outcrops             produced from local sugar. We then drive to the
    optional scenic flight over the picturesque
                                                          brings you to a platform atop a scenic            rebuilt homestead of the Durack family - Argyle
    Buccaneer Archipelago (at own expense, must
                                                          amphitheatre for views of verdant palm            Downs. After a visit to the homestead that is
    be pre-booked^).
                                                          trees and the valley beyond.                      now a museum, we cross the dam wall to join a
    DAY 3 • BROOME – DERBY                                DAY 7 • BUNGLE BUNGLES –                          cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into
    After checking out of our hotel, we travel to                                                           Lake Kununurra.
                                                          HOME VALLEY STATION – KIMBERLEY
    Willie Creek Pearl Farm where you will                Leaving Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National        DAY 11 • KUNUNURRA – KATHERINE
    discover, during a guided tour and cruise, how        Park, we make our way through the rugged          Today we leave the Kimberley and Western
    the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea           landscape of the Carr Boyd Range before           Australia and enter the Northern Territory. We
    Pearl is produced. We then continue to Derby,         arriving at Home Valley Station, a working        will pass by Bullo River Station, made famous
    stopping en-route at the famous Boab Prison           cattle station spread over 700,000 acres of       by top-selling author Sara Henderson whose
    Tree that for many years was used by police as        untamed Kimberley wilderness. Two Night           books vividly described station life. On to the
    a convenient lock-up for prisoners.                   Stay: Home Valley Station Homestead.              mighty escarpment country in the Victoria River
    Overnight Stay: King Sound Resort.                                                                      region, one of the most picturesque areas in the
                                                          DAY 8 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
    DAY 4 • DERBY – FITZROY CROSSING                                                                        Northern Territory. We’ll travel through Timber
                                                          KIMBERLEY
    This morning we travel along the Gibb River                                                             Creek and near the Victoria River Crossing, we’ll
                                                          This morning enjoy a guided tour of this part
    Road to Windjana Gorge where a large                                                                    pass by the Victoria River Downs Station which
                                                          of the rugged Kimberley. Visit the mighty
    population of Johnston fresh water crocodiles                                                           was once the largest land holding on earth. The
                                                          Pentecost River, explore the vast and ancient
    inhabit the water hole. From here it’s on to                                                            Victoria River, known by locals as ‘The Vic’, was a
                                                          sandstone cliffs of Bindoola Gorge and take a
    Tunnel Creek for a guided walk into Western                                                             key influence on Aboriginal heritage and today is
                                                          refreshing swim in the clear waters of the
    Australia’s oldest cave system. We then take a                                                          a lifeline for pastoral properties. Overnight Stay:
                                                          Bindoola Pools. Your Aboriginal guide will
                                                                                                            All Seasons Katherine.
    cruise along magnificent Geikie Gorge. This           share with you the history and indigenous
    sanctuary was formed by layers of fossilised          involvment that surround Home Valley’s            DAY 12 • KATHERINE – JABIRU
    coral reefs that formed 30 metre steep                operations. This afternoon is at your leisure     Start the day with a cruise through stunning
    limestone walls over a period of 50 million           to continue exploring the surrounds of Home       Katherine Gorge. At the Nitmiluk Visitors’ Centre
    years. Overnight Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge.           Valley Station.                                   you will see informative displays outlining the
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Litchfield                          Billabong Cruise
                                                                                                                                                                                   National Park

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                                                          BROOME               FITZROY 1                     Cruise
                                                                              CROSSING                                                 Tanami Desert                                                           1   Nights accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Land Content
                                                                            Great Sandy Desert                                                                                                                     Unsealed Road
Five Rivers Lookout, Wyndham



                                                          TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    geology, landscape and Aboriginal history of the      • Stay 2 nights at luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort or Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort
    national park. At spectacular Edith Falls we’ll         in Broome
    take a swim in the large pandanus fringed             • Broome sightseeing tour including a guided tour at Willie Creek Pearl Farm and at the
    waterhole at the base of the falls. We then drive       Pearl Luggers’ Museum
    on to Kakadu National Park, 20,000 square
                                                          • Visit spectacular Windjana Gorge, home to Johnston fresh water crocodiles
    kilometres of savannah woodland, ancient
    escarpments and tropical wilderness inhabited by
                                                          • Walk into Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system
    a multitude of flora and fauna. Depending on time     • Cruise through the amazing Geikie Gorge
    and availability you might choose to take a scenic    • Stay 2 nights in the World Heritage listed Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park at
    flight over the wetlands of Kakadu (at own              the Bellburn Safari Camp
    expense). Overnight Stay: Gagudju Crocodile           • Walk into the majestic Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm in the Bungle Bungle range
    Holiday Inn.                                          • 2 night stay in the rugged Kimberley at Home Valley Station Homestead, a working
    DAY 13 • JABIRU – DARWIN                                cattle station
    This morning enjoy a cruise on the Yellow Waters      • Panoramic views of the surrounding area at Five Rivers Lookout
    Billabong where it is possible to see estuarine       • Cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into Lake Kununurra
    crocodiles in their natural habitat. One third of     • Guided cruise through stunning Katherine Gorge
    Australia's bird species is represented in Kakadu     • Enjoy a swim in the pandanus fringed waterhole at spectacular Edith Falls
    National Park with at least 60 species found in       • Explore World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
    these wetlands. Then it’s on to Ubirr to view         • Visit beautiful Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park
    Aboriginal rock art galleries that date back          • 2 night stay at the 5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Darwin
    thousands of years. After a climb up onto the
    escarpment, you will be rewarded with                 ACCOMMODATION
    panoramic views you will never forget. In the
    heart of crocodile, buffalo and barramundi            We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the most of what each
    country, we will stop briefly at the quirky Bark      region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to wilderness lodges and tented cabins.
    Hut Inn. Our journey then takes us to the laid-       Some of the remote outback areas we have chosen are more about being there and the
    back tropical city of Darwin. Two Night Stay:         experiences and memories you can take with you rather than the accommodation itself.
    Crowne Plaza Hotel.                                   • Day 5 & 6 – your 2 night stay at Bellburn Safari Camp is in permanently tented safari
    DAY 14 • DARWIN –                                     cabins, comfortable beds and shared facilities
    LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK – DARWIN
                                                          ON TOUR ACTIVITIES
    We’ll spend our last touring day in Litchfield
    National Park where numerous waterfalls               A number of great walks are included on various days throughout this tour. The following
    cascade from a sandstone plateau called the           walks are considered moderate to difficult and a good level of fitness will especially be
    ‘Tabletop Range’. View intriguing magnetic            required for these walks:
    termite mounds. We then travel to the                 • Tunnel Creek • Cathedral Gorge • Echidna Chasm • Mini Palms • Bindoola Gorge
    extraordinarily beautiful Wangi Falls for the
    chance to swim in the pool at the base of the
    falls, which is one of the Top End’s most popular
    swimming spots. After lunch we’ll spend the
    afternoon at the Territory Wildlife Park where you                                       DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    can get close to the birdlife in the dome aviary or     2009 May 10                          2010 May 09                                                          15 Day Tour                                  Tour Code: OBD
    walk through the aquarium tunnel as                                                                                                                               Broome to Darwin                                         $6,175
                                                                       Jun       08                              Jun 07
    barramundi and turtles swim overhead. Our                                                                                                                         Single Supplement                                        $1,670
    dinner this evening is time to say farewell to your                Jul       07, 29                          Jul 06, 28
    crew and fellow travellers.                                        Aug       04                              Aug 03, 31
                                                                       Sep       01
    DAY 15 • DARWIN                                         All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as specified.
    This morning after breakfast you will be                Additional activities are at own expense and unless otherwise stated must be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01
                                                            April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. ^ The Buccaneer Archipelago optional flight
    transferred to the airport for your homebound           must be booked at the time of booking this tour. Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    flight.
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    KIMBERLEY & TOP END EXPLORER
    15 days Darwin to Broome




Willie Creek Pearl Farm                                  The Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park




    DAY 1 • DARWIN                                         DAY 5 • KATHERINE – KUNUNURRA                         DAY 8 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
    On arrival in Darwin you will be met and               Start the day with a cruise through stunning          KIMBERLEY
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free             Katherine Gorge which takes in two of thirteen        This morning enjoy a guided tour of this part of
    time before meeting your Outback Discovery             gorges carved through ancient sandstone by the        the rugged Kimberley. Visit the mighty
    crew and fellow travellers during your                 Katherine River. At the Nitmiluk Visitors’ Centre     Pentecost River, explore the vast and ancient
    welcome dinner this evening. Two Night Stay:           you will see informative displays outlining the       sandstone cliffs of Bindoola Gorge and take a
    Crowne Plaza Hotel.                                    geology, landscape and Aboriginal history of the      refreshing swim in the clear waters of the
                                                           national park. We’ll pass by the Victoria River       Bindoola Pools. Your Aboriginal guide will share
    DAY 2 • DARWIN –
                                                           Downs Station which was once the largest land         with you the history and indigenous involvment
    LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK – DARWIN
                                                           holding on earth. Victoria River crossing is our      that surround Home Valley’s operations. This
    We’ll spend our first touring day in Litchfield
                                                           lunch stop. The river is known by locals as ‘The      afternoon is at your leisure to continue exploring
    National Park where numerous waterfalls
                                                           Vic’ and was a key influence on Aboriginal            the surrounds of Home Valley Station.
    cascade from a sandstone plateau called the
    Tabletop Range. View intriguing magnetic               heritage and today is a lifeline for pastoral         DAY 9 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
    termite mounds. We then travel to the beautiful        properties. We will pass by Bullo River Station,      BUNGLE BUNGLES
    Wangi Falls for the chance to swim in the pool at      made famous by top-selling author Sara                We travel south along the Great Northern
    the base of the falls. After lunch we’ll spend the     Henderson whose books vividly described               Highway as we follow the rugged red Carr Boyd
    afternoon at the Territory Wildlife Park where         station life. We leave the Northern Territory and     Range before our vehicle turns off the highway
    you can get close to the birdlife in the dome          enter Western Australia and the Kimberley             and into World Heritage listed Purnululu
    aviary or walk through the aquarium tunnel as          where our hotel at Kununurra awaits.                  National Park, home to one of Western
    barramundi and turtles swim overhead.                  Two Night Stay: Kununurra Country Club.               Australia’s most fascinating landmarks, the
                                                           DAY 6 • KUNUNURRA                                     Bungle Bungle range. We will then head to the
    DAY 3 • DARWIN – JABIRU
                                                           Kununurra is a vibrant town at the centre of the      southern end of the Park for a walk into
    Today we make our way out along the Arnhem
                                                           fertile Ord River Irrigation Scheme which ships       Cathedral Gorge, an acoustically magnificent
    Highway and stop briefly at the quirky Bark Hut
                                                           huge volumes of fruit and fresh produce to            natural amphitheatre. Two Night Stay:
    Inn in the heart of crocodile, buffalo and
                                                           Australian and overseas markets. To start this        Bellburn Safari Camp.
    barramundi country. We drive into Kakadu
    National Park, 20,000 square kilometres of             exciting day we visit the Hoochery, the State’s       DAY 10 • BUNGLE BUNGLES
    savannah woodland, ancient escarpments and             only licensed distillery where rum is produced        This morning there is the opportunity of taking
    tropical wilderness inhabited by a multitude of        from local sugar. We then drive to the rebuilt        an optional helicopter flight over the magnificent
    flora and fauna. Then it’s on to Ubirr to view         homestead of the Durack family - Argyle               Bungle Bungle range (at own expense). Today we
    Aboriginal rock art galleries that date back           Downs. After a visit to the homestead that is         drive to the northern end of the Bungle Bungle
    thousands of years. After a climb up onto the          now a museum, we cross the dam wall to join a         range for a memorable day of walks into two of
    escarpment, you will be rewarded by panoramic          cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into        the Park’s best attractions. The first walk is into
    views of scenery you will never forget.                Lake Kununurra.                                       Echidna Chasm through a narrow gorge that
    Depending on time and availability you might           DAY 7 • KUNUNURRA –                                   reveals something new at every bend – it’s like
    choose to take a scenic flight over the wetlands       HOME VALLEY STATION – KIMBERLEY                       walking through a huge gap in the landscape
    of Kakadu (at own expense). Overnight Stay:            On our way out of Kununurra we will stop at           with sunlight bouncing off the flaming red hues
    Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn.                         Zebra Rock Gallery to see works carved by local       of the rock walls. After lunch we set off along a
                                                           residents from the patterned stone unique to the      creek bed into Mini Palms. A climb through rocky
    DAY 4 • JABIRU – KATHERINE
                                                           region. We reboard our coach to follow the            outcrops brings you to a platform atop a scenic
    This morning enjoy a cruise on the Yellow
                                                           Cockburn Range before reaching the port of            amphitheatre for views of verdant palm trees and
    Waters Billabong where it’s possible to see
                                                           Wyndham. A visit here is not complete without         the valley beyond.
    estuarine crocodiles in their natural habitat.
    One third of Australia's bird species is               taking in the panoramic views of the region at the    DAY 11 • BUNGLE BUNGLES –
    represented in Kakadu National Park with at            Five Rivers Lookout. You will see for miles out       FITZROY CROSSING
    least 60 species found in these wetlands. Our          across the Cambridge Gulf and the five rivers that    We leave Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National
    route south takes us through the old gold              flow into it - the Ord, Pentecost, Durack, King and   Park this morning and rejoin the Great
    mining town of Pine Creek that was established         Forrest. We’ll then backtrack to join the famous      Northern Highway to Halls Creek on the
    after a brief gold rush period during the 1870’s.      Gibb River Road which takes us to Home Valley         boundary of the Kimberley and Tanami Desert.
    At Edith Falls we’ll stop for a swim in the large      Station, a working cattle station spread over         Halls Creek is a thriving service centre for
    pandanus fringed waterhole at the base of the          700,000 acres of untamed Kimberley wilderness.        pastoralists, Aboriginal communities and
    falls. Overnight Stay: All Seasons Katherine.          Two Night Stay: Home Valley Station Homestead.        mining camps. Our destination this afternoon is
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                                                                                                                                                                                 Litchfield                          Billabong Cruise
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                                                        BROOME               FITZROY 1                    Cruise
                                                                            CROSSING                                                Tanami Desert                                                           1   Nights accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Land Content
                                                                          Great Sandy Desert                                                                                                                    Unsealed Road
Waterlilies



                                                        TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    the Fitzroy River Lodge located on the banks of     • 2 night stay at the 5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Darwin
    one of the highest volume rivers on earth.          • Visit beautiful Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park
    Overnight Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge.                • Explore World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
    DAY 12 • FITZROY CROSSING – DERBY                   • Enjoy a swim in the pandanus fringed waterhole at spectacular Edith Falls
    This morning we’ll take a cruise along              • Guided cruise through stunning Katherine Gorge
    magnificent Geikie Gorge. From here it’s on to      • Cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into Lake Kununurra
    Tunnel Creek for a guided walk into Western         • Panoramic views of the surrounding area at Five Rivers Lookout
    Australia’s oldest cave system, made famous in      • 2 night stay in the rugged Kimberley at Home Valley Station Homestead, a working
    1897 as a hideout for the Aboriginal leader           cattle station
    Jandamarra. We’ll then continue to Windjana
    Gorge where a large population of Johnston
                                                        • Stay 2 nights in the World Heritage listed Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park at
    fresh water crocodiles inhabit the water hole.        the Bellburn Safari Camp
    Before arriving at our hotel in Derby, we stop at   • Walk into the majestic Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm in the Bungle Bungles
    the town’s jetty, built to handle huge 10 metre     • Cruise through the amazing Geikie Gorge
    tidal flows. Overnight Stay: King Sound Resort.     • Walk into Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system
    DAY 13 • DERBY – BROOME                             • Visit spectacular Windjana Gorge, home to Johnston fresh water crocodiles
    We leave Derby for Broome this morning. On our      • Stay 2 nights at luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort or Rendezvous Sanctuary
    way out of town we will visit the famous Boab         Resort in Broome
    Prison Tree that for many years was used by         • Broome sightseeing tour including a guided tour at Willie Creek Pearl Farm and at the
    police as a convenient lock-up for prisoners. We      Pearl Luggers’ Museum
    then travel to Willie Creek Pearl Farm where you
    will discover, during a guided tour and cruise,     ACCOMMODATION
    how the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea     We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the most of what each
    Pearl is produced. Two Night Stay: Cable Beach      region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to wilderness lodges and tented cabins.
    Club Resort or Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort.
                                                        Some of the remote outback areas we have chosen are more about being there and the
    DAY 14 • BROOME                                     experiences and memories you can take with you rather than the accommodation itself.
    This morning enjoy a tour of the sights of          • Day 9 & 10 – your 2 night stay at Bellburn Safari Camp is in permanently tented safari
    Broome. Stop at Gantheaume Point for a great          cabins, comfortable beds and shared facilities
    photo opportunity looking back across Cable
    Beach. We then stop at the Broome Jetty before      ON TOUR ACTIVITIES
    we visit the Japanese Cemetery, a testament to
    the dangerous early days of the pearling            A number of great walks are included on various days throughout this tour. The following
    industry as over 900 divers are buried here.        walks are considered moderate to difficult and a good level of fitness will especially be
    View the Old Courthouse and enjoy a tour at the     required for these walks:
    Pearl Luggers’ Museum where you will learn of       • Bindoola Gorge • Cathedral Gorge • Echidna Chasm • Mini Palms • Tunnel Creek
    the perils of the deep and what made the pearl
    divers life so hazardous. This afternoon, wander
    through the old buildings in China Town where
    many indigenous art galleries and pearl
    showrooms can be found. There is also the                                             DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    opportunity of taking an optional scenic flight       2009 Apr            25               2010 Apr              24                                            15 Day Tour                                  Tour Code: ODB
    over the picturesque Buccaneer Archipelago (at                   May      23                              May    22                                            Darwin to Broome                                         $6,175
    own expense). This evening’s dinner is time to                                                                                                                 Single Supplement                                        $1,670
                                                                     Jun      22                              Jun    21
    relive many memorable holiday moments and
    say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers.                 Jul      15, 21                          Jul    14, 20
                                                                     Aug      16,18                           Aug    15, 17
    DAY 15 • BROOME                                       All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
    This morning after breakfast you will be              specified. Additional activities are at own expense and unless otherwise stated must be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and pricing
                                                          valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. Flights are not included.
    transferred to the airport for your homebound         For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    flight.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       25
    GULF SAVANNAH WAY
    25 days Cairns to Broome




Sturt Desert Pea                                       Ord River Cruise




    DAY 1 • CAIRNS                                       Normanton, our destination for the evening.           Lawn Hill. Before departing Mount Isa, we will
    On arrival at Cairns airport you will be met         Overnight Stay: Gulfland Motel.                       take a drive around the town and pass the
    and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some            DAY 4 • NORMANTON – ADEL’S GROVE                      huge Mount Isa Mine, the world's largest
    free time exploring Cairns, browsing in the                                                                single producer of copper, silver, lead and
                                                         This morning we board the Gulflander Train
    shops along the esplanade or relaxing by the                                                               zinc. The Barkly Highway takes us west to
                                                         for a ride back in time. This historic little train
    pool. This evening meet your Outback                                                                       Camooweal and the Northern Territory border.
                                                         takes you on a journey with a difference
    Discovery crew and get together with fellow                                                                The road is now almost perfectly straight and
                                                         through the tough and inhospitable Gulf
    travellers during your welcome dinner.                                                                     leads us to our overnight destination.
                                                         Country to Critters Camp. Your driver is
    Overnight Stay: Cairns Hilton Hotel.                                                                       Overnight Stay: Barkly Homestead.
                                                         waiting to take you to the Leichhardt River,
    DAY 2 • CAIRNS – UNDARA                              which was named after the great explorer              DAY 8 • BARKLY HOMESTEAD –
                                                         who went missing without a trace. We’ll pass          DALY WATERS
    It’s the first day of our great adventure across
                                                         through the historic settlements of                   We drive north along the Tablelands Highway
    the Savannah Way, a network of roads                 Burketown and Gregory Downs and then on to            passing through the Northern Territory’s
    stretching over 4,000 kilometres joining             Adel’s Grove for two nights at the gateway to         largest pastoral lease, Brunette Downs
    Cairns in Queensland with Broome in                  Lawn Hill National Park. Two Night Stay:              Cattle Station. As we cross the vast plains of
    Western Australia. We farewell Cairns and            Adel’s Grove.                                         Mitchell and Flinders grass you will get a
    drive through the rainforests of the Great
                                                         DAY 5 • ADEL’S GROVE                                  true understanding of the long distances
    Dividing Range to the tablelands farming                                                                   between settlements in this remote region.
    town of Atherton. This is the start of the           This morning we travel a short distance to the
                                                         Riversleigh Fossil Site. This is one of the few       We’ll stop at Cape Crawford, the only
    outback and we drive to Undara on the                                                                      roadhouse for hundreds of kilometres. The
    eastern edge of the ruggedly beautiful Gulf          fossil sites around the world that has been
                                                         listed as a World Heritage. We then continue          next stop will be well received as it is at the
    Savannah region, arriving in the afternoon.                                                                colourful Daly Waters Pub. Overnight Stay:
                                                         our adventure in Lawn Hill National Park
    You’ll take a guided tour of the Undara Lava                                                               Daly Waters Pub.
                                                         where you will take guided walks with your
    Tubes formed some 190,000 years ago when
                                                         crew, swim in the spring-fed waters of the            DAY 9 • DALY WATERS – KATHERINE
    a volcano erupted, its molten lava flowing
                                                         gorge or explore aboard a canoe. We’ll return         Today our route takes us along the Stuart
    down a dry riverbed. As the top layer quickly        to Adel’s Grove in time to relax with friends
    cooled and crusted, the fiery magma below                                                                  Highway towards Mataranka and Katherine.
                                                         before dinner.                                        On the way we will call into the Elsey
    continued to flow through the tubes taking it
    further and further from the volcano. After          DAY 6 • ADEL’S GROVE – MOUNT ISA                      Cemetery to see the grave of Aeneas Gunn
    dinner tonight, have some fun around the             Today we travel to the Burke and Wills                and several other characters from ‘We of the
                                                         Roadhouse before turning south to Cloncurry           Never Never’ written by Jeannie Gunn. At
    campfire swapping tales. Overnight Stay:
                                                         where we will visit John Flynn Place Museum.          Mataranka’s Hot Springs take a dip in the
    Undara Lava Lodge, in unique specially
                                                         The exhibits here trace the inspirational story       warm thermal pools which are fed by water
    restored railway carriages.
                                                         of the origins of the Royal Flying Doctor             that originates in Papua New Guinea. This
    DAY 3 • UNDARA – NORMANTON                           Service. Our final destination today is Mount         afternoon we take a leisurely cruise through
    Start the day with a true Aussie breakfast           Isa, known as the ‘Oasis of the Outback’,             Katherine Gorge. The cruise takes in
    surrounded by birds and the bush before              nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn Ranges              two of thirteen gorges carved through
    leaving Undara and driving west to                   on the banks of the Leichhardt River. We’ll           ancient sandstone by the Katherine River.
    Georgetown. At the Terrestrial Centre you will       enjoy a cool drink at the lookout as we view          At the Nitmiluk Visitors’ Centre you will see
    view the multi award–winning Ted Elliott             the town and mine below. Overnight Stay:              informative displays outlining the geology,
    Mineral Collection. This collection, which is        All Seasons Verona.                                   landscape and Aboriginal history of the
    all the work of one man, contains over 4,500                                                               national park. Overnight Stay: All Seasons
                                                         DAY 7 • MOUNT ISA –
    mineral specimens in a myriad of fascinating                                                               Katherine.
                                                         BARKLY HOMESTEAD
    colours and shapes from the region and               We’ll spend some time this morning at the             DAY 10 • KATHERINE – JABIRU
    throughout the world. We’ll stop in the              Outback at Isa complex, incorporating the             Spectacular Edith Falls is our first stop today
    historic village of Croydon, which was once a        Hard Times Mine, Sir James Foots Building,            where you can swim in the large pandanus
    booming gold town. We’ll then travel to the          Outback Park and Visitor Information Centre.          fringed waterhole at the base of the falls.
    gulf town of Karumba, where a huge prawn             The award-winning Riversleigh Fossil Centre           We’ll stop at Pine Creek, the Northern
    trawling fleet is based. It was near Karumba         is located within the centre and is a great           Territory’s first gold mining town. We drive on
    that the Bourke and Wills expedition reached         place to visit to get a clear explanation of what     to Kakadu National Park, 20,000 square
    the top end of Australia. Continue on to             you saw at the Riversleigh Fossil Site near           kilometres of savannah woodland, ancient
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 escarpments and tropical wilderness                                     DAY 14 • DARWIN – KATHERINE                                                            and was a key influence on Aboriginal
 inhabited by a multitude of flora and fauna.                            After breakfast travel to the small settlement                                         heritage and today is a lifeline for pastoral
 This afternoon enjoy a cruise on the Yellow                             town of Adelaide River which was the base for                                          properties. We’ll travel through Timber Creek,
 Waters Billabong where it’s possible to see                             30,000 Australian and American soldiers during                                         named in 1855 when the explorer Augustus
 estuarine crocodiles in their natural habitat.                          World War II. Visit the war cemetery for the                                           Gregory used timber from the banks of the
 One third of Australia's bird species is                                hundreds of servicemen and civilians who were                                          creek to repair his expedition’s boat. We will
 represented in Kakadu National Park, with at                            killed by air raids in Darwin. Continue on via                                         pass by Bullo River Station, made famous by
 least 60 species found in these wetlands.                               Pine Creek to Katherine where we will visit the                                        top-selling author Sara Henderson whose
 Whistling ducks, jabiru, brolga and magpie                              Katherine Outback Heritage Museum.                                                     books vividly described station life. We leave
 geese are the most abundant. Overnight Stay:                            Originally constructed as an air terminal for the                                      the Northern Territory and enter Western
 Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn.                                          region during WWII, it now contains an eclectic                                        Australia and the Kimberley. Two Night Stay:
 DAY 11 • JABIRU – DARWIN                                                collection of artefacts, photographs, maps and                                         Kununurra Lakeside Resort.
 Depending on time and availability, you                                 pioneer memorabilia in an informative                                                  DAY 16 • KUNUNURRA
 might choose to take a scenic flight over the                           museum. This evening we head out to a nearby
                                                                                                                                                                Kununurra is a vibrant town at the centre of
 wetlands of Kakadu (at own expense).                                    stock camp to dine on traditional bush tucker
                                                                                                                                                                the fertile Ord River Irrigation Scheme which
 Alternatively a visit to the excellent Bowali                           under the clear star studded sky. After a
                                                                                                                                                                ships huge volumes of fruit and fresh produce
 Visitors’ Centre will provide you with plenty of                        delicious meal, sit back and enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                                to Australian and overseas markets. To start
 information about this complex region. Then                             humorous yarns and stories of the local area.
                                                                                                                                                                this exciting day we depart for Ivanhoe
 it’s on to Ubirr to view Aboriginal rock art                            Overnight Stay: All Seasons Katherine.
                                                                                                                                                                Crossing, the original crossing across the Ord
 galleries that date back thousands of years.                            DAY 15 • KATHERINE – KUNUNURRA                                                         River. Next we visit the Hoochery, the State’s
 After a climb up onto the escarpment you will                           We’ll pass by the Victoria River Downs Station                                         only licensed distillery where rum is
 be rewarded by panoramic views of scenery                               which was once the largest land holding on                                             produced from local sugar. We then drive to
 you will never forget. In the heart of crocodile,                       earth. Victoria River crossing is our lunch                                            the rebuilt homestead of the Durack family -
 buffalo and barramundi country, we will stop                            stop. The river is known by locals as ‘The Vic’                                        Argyle Downs. After a visit to the homestead
 briefly at the quirky Bark Hut Inn. Our journey
 then takes us to the laid-back tropical city of
 Darwin. Three Night Stay: Crowne Plaza Hotel.
 DAY 12 • DARWIN –
 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK – DARWIN
 We will spend today touring in Litchfield
 National Park where numerous waterfalls
 cascade from a sandstone plateau called the
 Tabletop Range. View intriguing magnetic
 termite mounds. We then travel to the
 extraordinarily beautiful Wangi Falls for the
 chance to swim in the pool at the base of the
 falls, which is one of the Top End’s most
 popular swimming spots. After lunch we’ll
 spend the afternoon at the Territory Wildlife
 Park where you can get close to the birdlife
 in the dome aviary or walk through the
 aquarium tunnel as barramundi and turtles
 swim overhead. The majority of fauna found
 in the Top End is represented in this Park
 which covers 400 hectares.
 DAY 13 • DARWIN
 You have a day of leisure in Darwin today to
 explore on your own. The harbour foreshore
 area is a great place to discover the city’s                                                                                                                                 CONTINUED NEXT PAGE
                                                                             Lawn Hill National Park
 maritime links, with museums and markets.

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Undara Lava Lodge                                      Boab Prison Tree, Derby




    that is now a museum, we cross the dam wall          DAY 20 • BUNGLE BUNGLES                           DAY 23 • DERBY – BROOME
    to join a cruise down the spectacular Ord            This morning there is the opportunity of          We leave Derby for Broome this morning. On
    River and into Lake Kununurra.                       taking an optional helicopter flight over the     our way out of town we will visit the famous
    DAY 17 • KUNUNURRA –                                 magnificent Bungle Bungle range (at own           Boab Prison Tree that for many years was
                                                         expense). Seeing these incredible rock            used by police as a convenient lock-up for
    HOME VALLEY STATION – KIMBERLEY
                                                         formations from the air gives a true sense of     prisoners. Nearby is Myall’s Bore, where
    On our way out of Kununurra we’ll stop at
                                                         the scale of this incredible national park.       stockmen would take turns in watering their
    Zebra Rock Gallery to see works carved by            Today, we drive to the northern end of the        stock before loading them onto ships for
    local residents from the patterned stone             Bungle Bungle range for a memorable day of        export. We then travel to Willie Creek Pearl
    unique to the region. We reboard our coach           walks into two of the Park’s best attractions.    Farm where you will discover, during a guided
    to follow the Cockburn Range before                  The first walk is into Echidna Chasm through      tour and cruise, how the rare and beautiful
    reaching the Cambridge Gulf and the port of          a narrow gorge that reveals something new at      Australian South Sea Pearl is produced.
    Wyndham. A visit here is not complete                every bend – it’s like walking through a huge     Two Night Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort or
    without taking in the panoramic views of the         gap in the landscape with sunlight bouncing       Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort.
    region at the Five Rivers Lookout. You’ll see        off the flaming red hues of the rock walls.
    for miles out across the Cambridge Gulf and                                                            DAY 24 • BROOME
                                                         After lunch, we set off along a creek bed into
    the five rivers that flow into it - the Ord,                                                           This morning enjoy a tour of the sights of
                                                         Mini Palms. A climb through rocky outcrops
    Pentecost, Durack, King and Forrest. We’ll                                                             Broome. Stop at Gantheaume Point for a
                                                         brings you to a platform atop a scenic
    have lunch before backtracking to join the                                                             great photo opportunity looking back across
                                                         amphitheatre for views of verdant palm trees
                                                                                                           Cable Beach. We then stop at the Broome
    famous Gibb River Road which takes us to             and the valley beyond.
                                                                                                           Jetty, a prime spot for keen fishermen. Next
    Home Valley Station, a working cattle station
                                                         DAY 21 • BUNGLE BUNGLES –                         we visit the Japanese Cemetery, a testament
    spread over 700,000 acres of untamed
                                                         FITZROY CROSSING                                  to the dangerous early days of the pearling
    Kimberley wilderness. Two Night Stay:
                                                         We leave Purnululu National Park this             industry as over 900 divers are buried here.
    Home Valley Station Homestead.                                                                         View the Old Courthouse, built in 1888 after
                                                         morning and rejoin the Great Northern
    DAY 18 • HOME VALLEY STATION –                       Highway to Halls Creek on the boundary of         reputedly being delivered to the wrong
    KIMBERLEY                                            the Kimberley and Tanami Desert. Halls            country. Enjoy a very informative
    This morning enjoy a guided tour of this part        Creek is a thriving service centre for            demonstration at the Pearl Luggers’ Museum
    of the rugged Kimberley. Visit the mighty            pastoralists, Aboriginal communities and          as you learn of the perils of the deep and
    Pentecost River, explore the vast and ancient        mining camps. Our destination this afternoon      what made the pearl divers life so hazardous.
    sandstone cliffs of Bindoola Gorge and take a        is the Fitzroy River Lodge located on the         This afternoon wander through the old
    refreshing swim in the clear waters of the           banks of one of the highest volume rivers on      buildings in China Town where many
    Bindoola Pools. Your Aboriginal guide will           earth. Overnight Stay: Fitzroy River Lodge.       indigenous art galleries and pearl
    share with you the history and indigenous                                                              showrooms can be found. There is also the
                                                         DAY 22 • FITZROY CROSSING – DERBY
                                                                                                           opportunity of taking an optional scenic flight
    involvment that surround Home Valley’s               This morning we’ll take a cruise along            over the picturesque Buccaneer Archipelago
    operations. This afternoon is at your leisure to     magnificent Geikie Gorge. This sanctuary was      (at own expense). This evening’s dinner is
    continue exploring the surrounds of Home             formed by layers of fossilised coral reefs that   time to relive many memorable holiday
    Valley Station.                                      formed 30 metre steep limestone walls over a      moments and say farewell to your crew and
    DAY 19 • HOME VALLEY STATION –                       period of 50 million years. If you look           fellow travellers.
                                                         carefully, you can see the markings of vastly
    BUNGLE BUNGLES                                                                                         DAY 25 • BROOME
                                                         different water levels during the dry season
    We travel south along the Great Northern             and the ‘Big Wet’. From here it’s on to Tunnel    This morning after breakfast you will be
    Highway as we follow the rugged red Carr             Creek for a guided walk into Western              transferred to the airport for your homebound
    Boyd Range before our vehicle turns off the          Australia’s oldest cave system, made famous       flight.
    highway and into the World Heritage listed           in 1897 as a hideout for the Aboriginal leader
    Purnululu National Park, home to one of              Jandamarra. We’ll then continue to Windjana
    Western Australia’s most fascinating                 Gorge where a large population of Johnston
    landmarks, the Bungle Bungle range. We will          fresh water crocodiles inhabit the water hole.
    then head to the southern end of the Park for        Before arriving at our hotel in Derby, we
    a walk into Cathedral Gorge, an acoustically         stop at the town’s jetty, built to handle huge     Opportunity to add the Cape York
    magnificent natural amphitheatre.                    10 metre tidal flows. Overnight Stay:              Expedition tour to this holiday - see pages
    Two Night Stay: Bellburn Safari Camp.                King Sound Resort.                                 34-37 for itinerary.
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Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park                                            Daly Waters Pub




    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION
    • Overnight stay at the Cairns Hilton, ideally located in the heart of                                          We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the
      Cairns and on the waterfront                                                                                  most of what each region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to
    • Guided tour of the 190,000 year old Undara Volcanic Lava Tubes                                                wilderness lodges and tented cabins. Some of the remote outback
    • Ride aboard the historic Gulflander Train from Normanton to                                                   areas we have chosen are more about being there and the
      Critters Camp                                                                                                 experiences and memories you can take with you rather than the
    • Explore Lawn Hill National Park on a guided walk                                                              accommodation itself.
    • Visit John Flynn Place Museum in Cloncurry for an insight into the                                            • Day 2 – your overnight stay at Undara Lava Lodge will be in unique
      beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service                                                                   specially restored railway carriages with some carriages having
    • Visit the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Site                                                         shared facilities
    • Guided cruise through stunning Katherine Gorge                                                                • Day 4 & 5 – your 2 night stay at Adel’s Grove is in basic but
    • Enjoy a swim in the pandanus fringed waterhole at spectacular                                                   comfortable permanent safari tents with shared facilities. The
      Edith Falls                                                                                                     standard and style of tents may vary
    • Explore World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park                                                            • Day 7 – your overnight stay at Barkly Homestead is basic but
    • 3 night stay at the 5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Darwin                                                         comfortable, all rooms have private ensuites
    • Visit beautiful Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park                                                       • Day 8 – your overnight stay at the colourful Daly Waters Pub is
    • Cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into Lake Kununurra                                                   basic but comfortable with some rooms having shared facilities
    • 2 night stay in the rugged Kimberley at Home Valley Station                                                   • Day 19 & 20 – your 2 night stay at Bellburn Safari Camp is in
      Homestead, a working cattle station                                                                             permanently tented safari cabins, comfortable beds and shared
    • Stay 2 nights in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park                                              facilities
      at the Bellburn Safari Camp
                                                                                                                    ON TOUR ACTIVITIES
    • Walk into the majestic Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm in the
      Bungle Bungles                                                                                                A number of great walks are included on various days throughout
    • Cruise through the amazing Geikie Gorge                                                                       this tour. The following walks are considered moderate to difficult
    • Walk into Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system                                                and a good level of fitness will especially be required for these walks:
      and visit spectacular Windjana Gorge, home to Johnston fresh                                                  • Bindoola Gorge • Cathedral Gorge • Echidna Chasm
      water crocodiles                                                                                              • Mini Palms • Tunnel Creek
    • Stay 2 nights at luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort or Rendezvous
      Sanctuary Resort in Broome
    • Broome sightseeing tour including a guided tour at Willie Creek
      Pearl Farm and at the Pearl Luggers’ Museum

                                                                              DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES

        2009         May 09                                  2010         May 08                                      25 Day Tour                                                              Tour Code: OGCB
                     Jun 27                                               Jun 26                                      Cairns to Broome                                                                        $9,295
                     Aug 16                                               Aug 15                                      Single Supplement                                                                       $2,030

       All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as specified. Additional activities are at own expense and unless otherwise stated must
       be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions,
       please see pages 58-59.




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    GULF SAVANNAH WAY
    25 days Broome to Cairns




Kookaburra                                             The Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park




    DAY 1 • BROOME                                       fresh water crocodiles inhabit the water         scenic amphitheatre for views of verdant
    On arrival in Broome you will be met and             hole. From here it’s on to Tunnel Creek for a    palm trees and the valley beyond.
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free           guided walk into Western Australia’s oldest      DAY 7 • BUNGLE BUNGLES –
    time before meeting your Outback Discovery           cave system. This afternoon we’ll take a         HOME VALLEY STATION – KIMBERLEY
    crew and fellow travellers during your               cruise along magnificent Geikie Gorge. This
                                                                                                          We leave Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National
    welcome dinner this evening. Two Night Stay:         sanctuary was formed by layers of fossilised     Park this morning and travel north along the
    Cable Beach Club Resort or Rendezvous                coral reefs that formed 30 metre steep           Great Northern Highway before joining the
    Sanctuary Resort.                                    limestone walls over a period of 50 million      famous Gibb River Road which takes us to
                                                         years. If you look carefully, you can see the    Home Valley Station, a working cattle
    DAY 2 • BROOME
                                                         markings of vastly different water levels        station spread over 700,000 acres of untamed
    This morning enjoy a tour of the sights of
                                                         during the dry season and the ‘Big Wet’. Our     Kimberley wilderness. Two Night Stay:
    Broome. Stop at Gantheaume Point for a
                                                         destination today is the Fitzroy River Lodge     Home Valley Station Homestead.
    great photo opportunity looking back across
                                                         located on the banks of one of the highest
    Cable Beach. We then stop at the Broome                                                               DAY 8 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
                                                         volume rivers on earth. Overnight Stay:
    Jetty, a prime spot for keen fishermen. Next                                                          KIMBERLEY
                                                         Fitzroy River Lodge.
    we visit the Japanese Cemetery, a testament                                                           This morning enjoy a guided tour of this part
    to the dangerous early days of the pearling          DAY 5 • FITZROY CROSSING –                       of the rugged Kimberley. Visit the mighty
    industry as over 900 divers are buried here.         BUNGLE BUNGLES                                   Pentecost River, explore the vast and ancient
    View the Old Courthouse, built in 1888 after         This morning we travel to Halls Creek, a         sandstone cliffs of Bindoola Gorge and take
    reputedly being delivered to the wrong               thriving service centre for pastoralists,        a refreshing swim in the clear waters of the
    country. Enjoy a very informative                    Aboriginal communities and mining camps.         Bindoola Pools. Your Aboriginal guide will
    demonstration at the Pearl Luggers’                  Our journey follows the rugged red Carr          share with you the history and indigenous
    Museum as you learn of the perils of the             Boyd Range before our vehicle turns off the      involvment that surround Home Valley’s
    deep and what made the pearl divers life so          highway and into the World Heritage listed       operations. This afternoon is at your leisure
    hazardous. This afternoon wander through             Purnululu National Park, home to one of          to continue exploring the surrounds of Home
    the old buildings in China Town where                Western Australia’s most fascinating             Valley Station.
    many indigenous art galleries and pearl              landmarks, the Bungle Bungle range. We
    showrooms can be found. There is also the                                                             DAY 9 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
                                                         will then head to the southern end of the        KUNUNURRA
    opportunity of taking an optional scenic             Park for a walk into Cathedral Gorge, an
    flight over the picturesque Buccaneer                                                                 We farewell Home Valley Station this
                                                         acoustically magnificent natural
    Archipelago (at own expense, must be                                                                  morning and travel to the Cambridge Gulf
                                                         amphitheatre. Two Night Stay: Bellburn           and the port of Wyndham. A visit here is not
    pre-booked^).                                        Safari Camp.                                     complete without taking in the panoramic
    DAY 3 • BROOME – DERBY                               DAY 6 • BUNGLE BUNGLES                           views of the region at the Five Rivers
    We leave Broome this morning and travel to           This morning there is the opportunity of         Lookout. You’ll see for miles out across the
    Willie Creek Pearl Farm where you will               taking an optional helicopter flight over the    Cambridge Gulf and the five rivers that flow
    discover, during a guided tour and cruise,           magnificent Bungle Bungle range (at own          into it - the Ord, Pentecost, Durack, King and
    how the rare and beautiful Australian South          expense). Seeing these incredible rock           Forrest. On our way into Kununurra we’ll
    Sea Pearl is produced. On our way into               formations from the air gives a true sense of    stop at Zebra Rock Gallery to see works
    Derby we will visit the Boab Prison Tree that        the scale of this incredible national park.      carved by local residents from the patterned
    for many years was used by police as a               Today, we drive to the northern end of the       stone unique to the region. Two Night Stay:
    convenient lock-up for prisoners. Nearby is          Bungle Bungle range for a memorable day of       Kununurra Lakeside Resort.
    Myall’s Bore, where stockmen would take              walks into two of the Park’s best attractions.   DAY 10 • KUNUNURRA
    turns in watering their stock before loading         The first walk is into Echidna Chasm through     Kununurra is a vibrant town at the centre
    them onto ships for export. Before arriving
                                                         a narrow gorge that reveals something new        of the fertile Ord River Irrigation Scheme
    at our hotel, we stop at the town’s jetty, built
                                                         at every bend – it’s like walking through a      which ships huge volumes of fruit and fresh
    to handle huge 10 metre tidal flows.
                                                         huge gap in the landscape with sunlight          produce to Australian and overseas markets.
    Overnight Stay: King Sound Resort.
                                                         bouncing off the flaming red hues of the rock    To start this exciting day we depart for
    DAY 4 • DERBY – FITZROY CROSSING                     walls. After lunch, we set off along a creek     Ivanhoe Crossing, the original crossing
    Our first stop this morning is at Windjana           bed into Mini Palms. A climb through rocky       across the Ord River. Next we visit the
    Gorge where a large population of Johnston           outcrops brings you to a platform atop a         Hoochery, the State’s only licensed distillery
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 where rum is produced from local sugar.                                  DAY 13 • JABIRU – DARWIN                                                              DAY 14 • DARWIN –
 We then drive to the rebuilt homestead of                                This morning enjoy a cruise on the Yellow                                             LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK –
 the Durack family - Argyle Downs. After a                                Waters Billabong where it’s possible to see                                           DARWIN
 visit to the homestead that is now a                                     estuarine crocodiles in their natural                                                 We will spend today touring in Litchfield
 museum, we cross the dam wall to join a                                  habitat. One third of Australia's bird species                                        National Park where numerous waterfalls
 cruise down the spectacular Ord River and                                is represented in Kakadu National Park,                                               cascade from a sandstone plateau called
 into Lake Kununurra.                                                     with at least 60 species found in these                                               the Tabletop Range. View intriguing
                                                                          wetlands. Whistling ducks, jabiru, brolga                                             magnetic termite mounds. We then travel to
 DAY 11 • KUNUNURRA – KATHERINE
                                                                          and magpie geese are the most abundant.                                               the extraordinarily beautiful Wangi Falls for the
 We leave Western Australia and the                                       Then it’s on to Ubirr to view Aboriginal rock                                         chance to swim in the pool at the base of the
 Kimberley and enter the Northern Territory.                              art galleries that date back thousands of                                             falls, which is one of the Top End’s most popular
 We’ll travel through Timber Creek, named                                 years. After a climb up onto the escarpment                                           swimming spots. After lunch we’ll spend the
 in 1855 when the explorer Augustus                                       you will be rewarded by panoramic views of                                            afternoon at the Territory Wildlife Park
 Gregory used timber from the banks of the                                scenery you will never forget. In the heart of                                        where you can get close to the birdlife in
 creek to repair his expedition’s boat.                                   crocodile, buffalo and barramundi country,                                            the dome aviary or walk through the
 Victoria River crossing is our lunch stop.                               we will stop briefly at the quirky Bark Hut                                           aquarium tunnel as barramundi and turtles
 The river is known by locals as ‘The Vic’ and                            Inn. Our journey then takes us to the laid-back                                       swim overhead. The majority of fauna found
 was a key influence on Aboriginal heritage                               tropical city of Darwin. Three Night Stay:                                            in the Top End is represented in this Park
 and today is a lifeline for pastoral                                     Crowne Plaza Hotel.                                                                   which covers 400 hectares.
 properties. We’ll pass by the Victoria River
 Downs Station which was once the largest
 land holding on earth, and Bullo River
 Station, made famous by top-selling author
 Sara Henderson whose books vividly
 described station life. Overnight Stay:
 All Seasons Katherine.
 DAY 12 • KATHERINE – JABIRU
 This morning we take a leisurely cruise
 through Katherine Gorge. The cruise takes
 in two of thirteen gorges carved through
 ancient sandstone by the Katherine River. At
 the Nitmiluk Visitors’ Centre you will see
 informative displays outlining the geology,
 landscape and Aboriginal history of the
 national park. Spectacular Edith Falls is our
 next stop where you can swim in the large
 pandanus fringed waterhole at the base of
 the falls. After lunch, we drive on to Kakadu
 National Park, 20,000 square kilometres of
 savannah woodland, ancient escarpments
 and tropical wilderness inhabited by a
 multitude of flora and fauna. Depending on
 time and availability, you might choose to
 take a scenic flight over the wetlands of
 Kakadu (at own expense). Alternatively a
 visit to the excellent Bowali Visitors’ Centre
 will provide you with plenty of information
 about this complex region. Overnight Stay:                                                                                                                                   CONTINUED NEXT PAGE
                                                                              Lake Argyle
 Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn.
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Undara Lave Tubes                                     Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise




    DAY 15 • DARWIN                                     DAY 19 • BARKLY HOMESTEAD –                         explorer who went missing without a trace.
    You have a day of leisure in Darwin today to        MOUNT ISA                                           We will then continue to the gulf town of
    explore on your own. The harbour foreshore          The Barkly Highway takes us east to the             Karumba, where a huge prawn trawling
    area is a great place to discover the city’s        Northern Territory border and Camooweal.            fleet is based. It was near Karumba that
    maritime links, with museums and markets.           The road is now almost perfectly straight and       the Bourke and Wills expedition reached
                                                        leads us to Mount Isa, known as the ‘Oasis of       the top end of Australia. Continue on to
    DAY 16 • DARWIN – KATHERINE                         the Outback’, nestled among the ochre-red           Normanton, our destination for the evening.
    After breakfast travel to the small settlement      Selwyn Ranges on the banks of the Leichhardt        Overnight Stay: Gulfland Motel.
    town of Adelaide River which was the base           River. We’ll spend some time this afternoon at      DAY 23 • NORMANTON – UNDARA
    for 30,000 Australian and American soldiers         the Outback at Isa complex, incorporating the       This morning we board the Gulflander Train
    during World War II. Visit the war cemetery         Hard Times Mine, Sir James Foots Building,          for a ride back in time. This historic little
    for the hundreds of servicemen and civilians        Outback Park and Visitor Information Centre.        train takes you on a journey with a difference
    who were killed by air raids in Darwin.             The award-winning Riversleigh Fossil Centre         through the tough and inhospitable Gulf
    Continue on via Pine Creek to Katherine             is located within the centre and is a great         Country to Critters Camp. Your driver is
    where we will visit the Katherine Outback           place to visit to get a clear explanation of what   waiting to take you to the historic village of
    Heritage Museum. Originally constructed as          you will see at the Riversleigh Fossil Site near    Croydon, which was once a booming gold
    an air terminal for the region during WWII, it      Lawn Hill. Later we will take a drive around        town. We’ll then travel to Georgetown and
    now contains an eclectic collection of              the town and pass the huge Mount Isa Mine,          visit the Terrestrial Centre. Here you will
    artefacts, photographs, maps and pioneer            the world's largest single producer of copper,      view the multi award-winning Ted Elliott
    memorabilia in an informative museum. This          silver, lead and zinc. Overnight Stay:              Mineral Collection that contains over 4,500
    evening we head out to a nearby stock camp          All Seasons Verona.                                 mineral specimens in a myriad of fascinating
    to dine on traditional bush tucker under the        DAY 20 • MOUNT ISA – ADEL’S GROVE                   colours and shapes from the region and
    clear star studded sky. After a delicious           Today we travel to Cloncurry where we will          throughout the world. Later we’ll drive to
    meal, sit back and enjoy the humorous yarns         visit John Flynn Place Museum. The exhibits         Undara on the eastern edge of the ruggedly
    and stories of the local area. Overnight Stay:      here trace the inspirational story of the           beautiful Gulf Savannah region. After dinner
    All Seasons Katherine.                              origins of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.         tonight, have some fun around the campfire
                                                        We turn north for lunch at the Burke and            swapping tales. Overnight Stay: Undara Lava
    DAY 17 • KATHERINE – DALY WATERS                                                                        Lodge, in unique specially restored railway
                                                        Wills Roadhouse. Then we drive on to the
    Today our route takes us along the Stuart           historic town of Gregory Downs where the            carriages.
    Highway towards Mataranka and Daly                  old hotel is the centre of society. We’ll visit     DAY 24 • UNDARA – CAIRNS
    Waters. At Mataranka’s Hot Springs take a           the Gregory Downs Pub before our drive to           This morning enjoy a guided tour of the
    dip in the warm thermal pools which are fed         Adel’s Grove, the gateway to Lawn Hill              Undara Lava Tubes, formed some 190,000
    by water that originates in Papua New               National Park and Riversleigh Fossil Site.          years ago. We then farewell Undara and
    Guinea. Later we will call into the Elsey           Two Night Stay: Adel’s Grove.                       drive to the tablelands farming town of
    Cemetery to see the grave of Aeneas Gunn                                                                Atherton. This afternoon we’ll enjoy
                                                        DAY 21 • ADEL’S GROVE
    and several other characters from ‘We of the                                                            spectacular views as we drive through the
                                                        This morning we travel a short distance to
    Never Never’ written by Jeannie Gunn. The                                                               rainforests of the Great Dividing Range down
                                                        the Riversleigh Fossil Site. This is one of the
    next stop will be well received as it is at the                                                         to the coast and Cairns. This evening’s
                                                        few fossil sites around the world that has
    colourful Daly Waters Pub. Overnight Stay:                                                              dinner is time to relive many memorable
                                                        been listed as World Heritage. We then
    Daly Waters Pub.                                                                                        holiday moments and say farewell to your
                                                        continue our adventure in Lawn Hill
                                                                                                            crew and fellow travellers. Overnight Stay:
    DAY 18 • DALY WATERS –                              National Park where you will take guided
                                                                                                            Cairns Hilton Hotel.
    BARKLY HOMESTEAD                                    walks with your crew, swim in the spring-
    Today we drive south along the Tablelands           fed waters of the gorge or explore aboard a         DAY 25 • CAIRNS
    Highway passing through the Northern                canoe. We’ll return to Adel’s Grove in time to      This morning after breakfast you’ll be
    Territory’s largest pastoral lease, Brunette        relax with friends before dinner.                   transferred to the airport for your
    Downs Cattle Station. As we cross the vast          DAY 22 • ADEL’S GROVE – NORMANTON                   homebound flight.
    plains of Mitchell and Flinders grass you will      Our drive today takes us north across the
    get a true understanding of the long distances      Savannah grasslands to the gulf town of             Opportunity to add the Cape York
    between settlements in this remote region.          Burketown. We’ll then continue to Leichhardt        Expedition tour to this holiday –
    Overnight Stay: Barkly Homestead.                   River which was named after the great               see pages 34-37 for itinerary.
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The Savannah Way                                                                  Windjana Gorge




   TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                                   ACCOMMODATION
   • Stay 2 nights at luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort or                                                           We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which
     Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort in Broome                                                                           make the most of what each region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5
   • Broome sightseeing tour including a guided tour at Willie                                                       star hotels to wilderness lodges and tented cabins. Some of the
     Creek Pearl Farm and at the Pearl Luggers’ Museum                                                               remote outback areas we have chosen are more about being
   • Walk into Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system                                                  there and the experiences and memories you can take with you
     and visit spectacular Windjana Gorge, home to Johnston fresh                                                    rather than the accommodation itself.
     water crocodiles                                                                                                • Day 5 & 6 – your 2 night stay at Bellburn Safari Camp is in
   • Cruise through the amazing Geikie Gorge                                                                           permanently tented safari cabins, comfortable beds and
   • Stay 2 nights in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National                                                     shared facilities
     Park at the Bellburn Safari Camp                                                                                • Day 17 – your overnight stay at the colourful Daly Waters Pub
   • Walk into the majestic Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm in                                                       is basic but comfortable with some rooms having shared
     the Bungle Bungles                                                                                                facilities
   • 2 night stay in the rugged Kimberley at Home Valley Station                                                     • Day 18 – your overnight stay at Barkly Homestead is basic but
     Homestead, a working cattle station                                                                               comfortable, all rooms have private ensuites
   • Cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into Lake Kununurra                                                   • Day 20 & 21 – your 2 night stay at Adel’s Grove is in basic but
   • Visit beautiful Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park                                                           comfortable permanent safari tents with shared facilities.
                                                                                                                       The standard and style of tents may vary
   • 3 night stay at the 5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Darwin
                                                                                                                     • Day 23 – your overnight stay at Undara Lava Lodge will be in
   • Explore World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
                                                                                                                       unique specially restored railway carriages with some
   • Enjoy a swim in the pandanus fringed waterhole at spectacular
                                                                                                                       carriages having shared facilities
     Edith Falls
   • Guided cruise through stunning Katherine Gorge                                                                  ON TOUR ACTIVITTIES
   • Visit the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Site
                                                                                                                     A number of great walks are included on various days throughout
   • Visit John Flynn Place Museum in Cloncurry for an insight into
                                                                                                                     this tour. The following walks are considered moderate to difficult
     the beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
                                                                                                                     and a good level of fitness will especially be required for these
   • Explore Lawn Hill National Park on a guided walk                                                                walks:
   • Ride aboard the historic Gulflander Train from Normanton to                                                     • Tunnel Creek • Cathedral Gorge • Echidna Chasm • Mini Palms
     Critters Camp                                                                                                   • Bindoola Gorge
   • Guided tour of the 190,000 year old Undara Volcanic Lava Tubes
   • Overnight stay at the Cairns Hilton, ideally located in the heart
     of Cairns and on the waterfront


                                                                              DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES

      2009           Apr     15                               2010        Apr     14                                       25 Day Tour                                                            Tour Code: OGBC
                     May     19                                           May     18                                       Cairns to Broome                                                                      $9,295
                     Jun     02                                           Jun     01                                       Single Supplement                                                                     $2,030
                     Jul     21                                           Jul     20
      All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as specified. Additional activities are at own expense and unless otherwise stated must
      be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. ^ The Buccaneer Archipelago optional flight must be booked
      at the time of booking this tour.Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.




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    CAPE YORK EXPEDITION
    11 days Cairns to Cairns Northbound




The Captain Cook Highway                             Cooktown




    DAY 1 • CAIRNS                                    arriving at the Lions Den Hotel, our lunch        We’ll have lunch at the Archer River
    On arrival at Cairns you will be met and          stop for today. This timber and iron hotel is a   Roadhouse before crossing the river and
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free        local landmark which has enjoyed a rich           continuing our journey to Weipa. Weipa is a
    time exploring the city, browsing in the          history since 1875. We’ll stop to inspect the     mining town built to house employees and
    shops along the esplanade or relaxing by          unusually formed black granite boulders of        support staff who work at the largest
    the pool. This evening meet your Outback          the Black Mountain Range before arriving at       bauxite deposit in the world. Overnight Stay:
    Discovery crew and get together with fellow       Cooktown. Cooktown has over two centuries         Albatross Bay Resort.
    travellers during your welcome dinner.            of rich history, starting with Captain James
                                                                                                        DAY 6 • WEIPA –
    Overnight Stay: Cairns Hilton Hotel.              Cook beaching the Endeavour for repairs
                                                      after striking the reef in 1770. A century
                                                                                                        MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
    DAY 2 • CAIRNS – CAPE TRIBULATION                 later, the town’s population increased            Today you’ll join a guided tour of the Weipa
    Departing Cairns this morning, we drive           massively during the gold rush. You will visit    Township and mine, which gives an
    north along the Captain Cook Highway to           the James Cook Museum, housed in a 120-           informative overview of the mining and
    Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, the best          year-old convent building and widely              shipping process. You’ll see the bauxite
    place to see crocodiles and native wildlife in    regarded as the best regional museum in           operations, the enormous mining
    the tropical north. Take a boat ride on           Australia. At the Botanic Gardens you will        equipment, trucks, trains and other plant
    Hartley's Lagoon for a unique eco adventure       see the exotic plant section, a ‘palmetum’        employed at Weipa. We’ll have afternoon tea
    and guaranteed sightings of crocodiles in         and native plants unique to this area. Our        at the historic Moreton Telegraph Station,
    their own habitat. Continuing north to Port       hotel is conveniently located on the main         built in 1886 as part of the Overland
    Douglas you’ll see some of Australia’s best       street, perfect for a late afternoon stroll.      Telegraph Line and converted to a homestead
    scenery where isolated beaches and the            Overnight Stay: Sovereign Resort Hotel.           during the 1920’s. Overnight Stay:
    Coral Sea are fringed by hills covered in                                                           Moreton Telegraph Station.
                                                      DAY 4 • COOKTOWN –
    rainforest. We’ll take a drive to the             LOTUS BIRD LODGE                                  DAY 7 • MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
    sophisticated holiday town of Port Douglas                                                          – BAMAGA
                                                      UNESCO rates Cape York's Quinkan region
    before continuing to Mossman, a quaint                                                              After a bush morning tea stop we will travel
                                                      among the world's top ten prehistoric rock
    sugar cane town and the gateway to the                                                              to picturesque Fruit Bat Falls where you can
                                                      art areas. We’ll visit a fine example this
    Daintree River ferry crossing. Once across                                                          plunge into the crystal clear spring-fed
                                                      morning at the Split Rock Aboriginal art site
    the river you will be in the oldest rainforest    near Laura. We then drive to Old Laura and        water or just relax on shore. We’ll cross the
    on earth, which was confirmed as a World          the abandoned homestead, a rare surviving         Jardine River by ferry. The river is named
    Heritage listed area in 1988. At the Daintree     example of an early Cape York Peninsula           after the great pioneering cattle family that
    Discovery Centre there is a wealth of             pastoral station. The house, outbuildings         began at a government outpost in 1864
    information on the area’s birds, butterflies      and yards are still structurally sound and in     when John Jardine was the police
    and crocodiles. On the cleverly designed          original condition. Further north we enter        magistrate. As we take the short ferry trip
    aerial walkway and canopy tower, you may          Lakefield National Park. The Park is              across the river, keep an eye out for the
    be lucky enough to spot a cassowary on the        renowned for its vast river systems and           huge crocodiles that inhabit the rivers in the
    banks of the creek below. Overnight Stay:         spectacular wetlands and the landscape is         Cape York region. Passing through the
    Cape Tribulation Resort & Spa.                    of major Aboriginal cultural significance.        Aboriginal communities of Injinoo and
    DAY 3 • CAPE TRIBULATION –                        This afternoon you’ll see the ruins at Breeza     Umagico we reach Bamaga. Two Night Stay:
    COOKTOWN                                          Plains before we arrive at Lotus Bird Lodge       Resort Bamaga or Seisia Holiday Park.
    Travel inland to the historic mining and          for some true Cape York country hospitality.      DAY 8 • BAMAGA – TIP OF CAPE YORK
    timber town of Mount Molloy this morning          You will stay in individual pole style cabins     A short drive followed by a moderate walk is
    before joining the Mulligan Highway where         set amongst shady eucalypts along the inner
                                                                                                        well rewarded today as you stand at the tip of
    we will travel along galloping straights and a    bank of a large horseshoe shaped billabong.
                                                                                                        Cape York, which is the northernmost point of
    twisty mountain road which then climbs            Tonight we’ll have dinner overlooking the
                                                                                                        the Australian continent and the surrounding
    steep escarpments overlooking rust-red            billabong. Overnight Stay: Lotus Bird Lodge.
                                                                                                        peninsula, a wild and sparsely populated
    rocky amphitheatres and tropical savannah.        DAY 5 • LOTUS BIRD LODGE – WEIPA                  wilderness area. Its rugged coastline points
    The Mulligan Highway was named after              After leaving Lotus Bird we rejoin the            towards New Guinea, while the eastern side is
    mining pioneer James Venture Mulligan who         Peninsula Developmental Road at Musgrave          fringed by the Great Barrier Reef. This
    was closely associated with the discovery and     and drive north, passing through the town         afternoon we will visit The Croc Tent where you
    opening of the Palmer goldfields. Continue        of Coen that grew up around a repeater            can find all sorts of Cape York memorabilia and
    on to Palmer River Roadhouse before               station along the Overland Telegraph Line.        information on the area. See the Lockerbie
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                                                     TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    Ruins and Word War II aircraft wreck site        • Travel in a small group of up to 20 passengers
    before returning to our accommodation for
    time at leisure before dinner.
                                                     • 2 night stay at the Cairns Hilton Hotel, ideally located in the heart of Cairns and on
                                                       the waterfront
    DAY 9 • BAMAGA – THURSDAY ISLAND
    This morning your ferry to Thursday Island
                                                     • Tour the award-winning Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure where you are guaranteed to see
    sails from Seisia. The island is 35                crocodiles in their own habitat
    kilometres from the mainland and is the          • Visit the Daintree Discovery Centre for an excellent insight into the oldest continuous
    administration centre for the Torres Strait        rainforest on earth
    Islands. The heart of Thursday Island
    (traditionally known as ‘Waiben’) is its         • Overnight stay in Cape Tribulation at Cape Tribulation Resort & Spa, situated between
    harbour, which was once home to a fleet            the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef
    of 150 pearl luggers. Commercial fishing         • Explore historic Cooktown including a visit to the James Cook Museum and the
    and prawning are the main livelihood               Botanic Gardens
    today. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the
    island and a highlight is the Gab Titui          • Discover the spectacular wetlands of Lakefield National Park
    Cultural Centre that houses historical           • Guided tour of Weipa Township and the Comalco Bauxite Mine
    artefacts and tools, as well as both             • Visit the picturesque Fruit Bat Falls and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal
    modern and traditional Torres Strait art.
                                                       clear waters
    Overnight Stay: Jardine Motel.
                                                     • Stand at the tip of Cape York
    DAY 10 • THURSDAY ISLAND – CAIRNS
                                                     • Guided tour of Thursday Island including a visit to the Gab Titui Cultural Centre
    A short ferry trip to Horn Island is a
    relaxing way to start the day. The island is     • Guided tour of Horn Island with a visit to the museum and some of the historic
    just south of Papua New Guinea and the             World War II sites
    local lifestyle is a fusion of Melanesian and    • Flight from Horn Island to Cairns
    Australian Aboriginal cultures. On arrival
    you will be taken on a guided tour of the        ACCOMMODATION
    island and learn about its history. Horn
    Island came into prominence during World         We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the most of what
    War II when it suffered eight Japanese air       each region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to wilderness lodges and tented
    raids. Today, the island’s small population
    relies on pearling and fishing. Your tour will
                                                     cabins. Some of the remote outback areas we have chosen are more about being there
    visit the museum and art gallery in the          and the experiences and memories you can take with you rather than the
    small town of Wasaga, as well as some            accommodation itself.
    World War II sites. This afternoon you board     • Day 6 – your overnight stay at Moreton Telegraph Station is in basic but comfortable
    your flight from Horn Island to Cairns
    (included in tour fare). This evening’s            permanent tents with shared facilities
    dinner is time to relive many memorable          • Day 7 & 8 – departures staying at Seisia Holiday Park will be in basic but comfortable
    holiday moments and say farewell to your           villas or cottages, all with private ensuites. The standard and style of rooms may vary
    crew and fellow travellers. Overnight Stay:
    Cairns Hilton Hotel.
    DAY 11 • CAIRNS                                                                       DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    This morning after breakfast you will be
    transferred to the airport for your                  2009 May 17                           2010 May 16                              11 Day Tour                       Tour Code: OCYN
    homebound flight.                                               Jun 05, 16, 26                        Jun 04, 25                    Cairns to Cairns
                                                                    Aug 11, 31                            Jul 20                        Northbound                                        $5,195
                                                                                                          Aug 10, 30                    Single Supplement                                  $940

                                                         All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
     Opportunity to add the Gulf Savannah Way            specified. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside
     tour to this holiday - see pages 26-33 for          this period. Flight from Horn Island to Cairns is included in tour fare. All other flights are not included in tour fare. For full terms
                                                         and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
     itinerary.
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    CAPE YORK EXPEDITION
    11 days Cairns to Cairns Southbound




Indigenous boys dancing, Bamaga                     Daintree River crossing




    DAY 1 • CAIRNS                                    populated wilderness area. Its rugged            bank of a large horseshoe shaped
    On arrival at Cairns airport you will be met      coastline points towards New Guinea, while       billabong. Tonight we’ll have dinner
    and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some         the eastern side is fringed by the Great         overlooking the billabong. Overnight Stay:
    free time exploring the city, browsing in the     Barrier Reef. This afternoon we will visit       Lotus Bird Lodge.
    shops along the esplanade or relaxing by          The Croc Tent where you can find all sorts of    DAY 8 • LOTUS BIRD LODGE –
    the pool. This evening meet your Outback          Cape York memorabilia and information on         COOKTOWN
    Discovery crew and get together with fellow       the area. See the Lockerbie Ruins and            We farewell Lotus Bird Lodge this morning
    travellers during your welcome dinner.            World War II aircraft wreck site before          and travel south to enter Lakefield
    Overnight Stay: Cairns Hilton Hotel.              returning to our accommodation for time at       National Park. The Park is renowned for
    DAY 2 • CAIRNS – THURSDAY ISLAND                  leisure before dinner.                           its vast river systems and spectacular
    This morning board your flight from Cairns        DAY 5 • BAMAGA –                                 wetlands and the landscape is of major
    to Horn Island (included in tour fare). The       MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION                        Aboriginal cultural significance. We then
    island is just south of Papua New Guinea          This morning we’ll cross the Jardine River       drive to Old Laura and the abandoned
    and the local lifestyle is a fusion of            by ferry. The river is named after the great     homestead, a rare surviving example of an
    Melanesian and Australian Aboriginal              pioneering cattle family that began at a         early Cape York Peninsula pastoral station.
    cultures. On arrival you will be taken on a                                                        The house, outbuildings and yards are still
                                                      government outpost in 1864 when John
    guided tour of the island and learn about its                                                      structurally sound and in original
                                                      Jardine was the police magistrate. As we
    history. Horn Island came into prominence                                                          condition. UNESCO rates Cape York's
                                                      take the short ferry trip across the river,
    during World War II when it suffered eight                                                         Quinkan region among the world's top ten
                                                      keep an eye out for the huge crocodiles
    Japanese air raids. Today, the island’s                                                            prehistoric rock art areas. We’ll visit a fine
                                                      that inhabit the rivers in the Cape York         example this afternoon at the Split Rock
    small population relies on pearling and           region. At picturesque Fruit Bat Falls
    fishing. Your tour will visit the museum and                                                       Aboriginal art site near Laura. Cooktown
                                                      we’ll have lunch and you can plunge              has over two centuries of rich history,
    art gallery in the small town of Wasaga, as       into the crystal clear spring-fed water
    well as some World War II sites. A short                                                           starting with Captain James Cook
                                                      or just relax on shore. Overnight Stay:          beaching the Endeavour for repairs after
    ferry trip to Thursday Island is a relaxing       Moreton Telegraph Station.
    way to end your first day of touring. The                                                          striking the reef in 1770. A century later,
    island is 35 kilometres from the mainland         DAY 6 • MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION                the town’s population increased massively
    and is the administration centre for the          – WEIPA                                          during the gold rush. Our hotel is
    Torres Strait Islands. Overnight Stay:            Our destination today is Weipa, a mining         conveniently located on the main street,
    Jardine Motel.                                    town built to house employees and support        perfect for a late afternoon stroll.
                                                      staff who work at the largest bauxite deposit    Overnight Stay: Sovereign Resort Hotel.
    DAY 3 • THURSDAY ISLAND – BAMAGA
    The heart of Thursday Island (traditionally       in the world. After lunch you’ll join a guided   DAY 9 • COOKTOWN –
    known as ‘Waiben’) is its harbour, which          tour of the Weipa Township and mine,             CAPE TRIBULATION
    was once home to a fleet of 150 pearl             which gives an informative overview of the       At Cooktown’s Botanic Gardens this
    luggers. Commercial fishing and prawning          mining and shipping process. You’ll see the      morning you will see the exotic plant
    are the main livelihood today. You’ll enjoy a     bauxite operations, the enormous mining          section, a ‘palmetum’ and native plants
    guided tour of the island and a highlight is      equipment, trucks, trains and other plant        unique to this area. Then we will visit the
    the Gab Titui Cultural Centre that houses         employed at Weipa. Overnight Stay:               James Cook Museum, housed in a 120-
    historical artefacts and tools, as well as        Albatross Bay Resort.                            year-old convent building and widely
    both modern and traditional Torres Strait                                                          regarded as the best regional museum in
                                                      DAY 7 • WEIPA – LOTUS BIRD LODGE                 Australia. After leaving Cooktown we’ll
    art. This afternoon your ferry to the coastal     After leaving Weipa we’ll have lunch at the
    village of Seisia sails from Thursday Island.                                                      stop to inspect the unusually formed black
                                                      Archer River Roadhouse before crossing the       granite boulders of the Black Mountain
    Two Night Stay: Resort Bamaga or Seisia           river and continuing our journey south. We’ll
    Holiday Park.                                                                                      Range before arriving at the Lions Den
                                                      pass through the town of Coen that grew up       Hotel, our lunch stop for today. This timber
    DAY 4 • TIP OF CAPE YORK – BAMAGA                 around a repeater station along the              and iron hotel is a local landmark which
    A short drive followed by a moderate walk is      Overland Telegraph Line. This afternoon          has enjoyed a rich history since 1875.
    well rewarded today as you stand at the tip       we’ll arrive at Lotus Bird Lodge for some        Travel to Palmer River Roadhouse before
    of Cape York, which is the northernmost           true Cape York country hospitality. You will     joining the Mulligan Highway where we will
    point of the Australian continent and the         stay in individual pole style cabins set         travel along galloping straights and a
    surrounding peninsula, a wild and sparsely        amongst shady eucalypts along the inner          twisty mountain road which then climbs
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                                                                                                              Horn Island
                                                                               THURSDAY 1
                                                                                ISLAND
                                                                                                            2 BAMAGA




                                                                                                                   Jardin
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                                                                                                                                   MORETON
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                                                                                                    Archer Ri




                                                                                        LOTUS BIRD LODGE 1                                    Lakefield
                                                                                                                                             National Park

                                                                                                                                                       1 COOKTOWN
                                                                                                                                         Daintree
                                                                                                                                       National Park
                                                                                                                                                        1 CAPE TRIBULATION
                                                     1   Nights accommodation
                                                         Land Content
Lotus Lily                                               Unsealed Road                                                                                   1 1 CAIRNS


                                                     TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    steep escarpments overlooking rust-red           • Travel in a small group of up to 20 passengers
    rocky amphitheatres and tropical savannah.       • 2 night stay at the Cairns Hilton Hotel, ideally located in the heart of Cairns and on
    The Mulligan Highway was named after
    mining pioneer James Venture Mulligan              the waterfront
    who was closely associated with the              • Flight from Horn Island to Cairns
    discovery and opening of the Palmer              • Guided tour of Horn Island with a visit to the museum and some of the historic World
    goldfields. Head out to the historic mining        War II sites
    and timber town of Mount Molloy before           • Guided tour of Thursday Island including a visit to the Gab Titui Cultural Centre
    arriving at our accommodation for this
    evening. Overnight Stay: Cape Tribulation        • Stand at the tip of Cape York
    Resort & Spa.                                    • Visit the picturesque Fruit Bat Falls and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal
    DAY 10 • CAPE TRIBULATION – CAIRNS
                                                       clear waters
    At the Daintree Discovery Centre you’ll          • Guided tour of Weipa Township and the Comalco Bauxite Mine
    discover a wealth of information on the          • Enjoy the tranquillity of the Australian bush during your overnight stay at Lotus
    oldest rainforest on earth, which was              Bird Lodge
    confirmed as a World Heritage listed area        • Discover the spectacular wetlands of Lakefield National Park
    in 1988. The centre also has informative
                                                     • Explore historic Cooktown including a visit to the James Cook Museum and the
    displays about the area’s birds, butterflies
    and crocodiles. On the cleverly designed           Botanic Gardens
    aerial walkway and canopy tower, you may         • Overnight stay in Cape Tribulation at Cape Tribulation Resort & Spa, situated between
    be lucky enough to spot a cassowary on the         the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef
    banks of the creek below. We’ll drive on to      • Visit the Daintree Discovery Centre for an excellent insight into the oldest continuous
    the Daintree River ferry crossing before
                                                       rainforest on earth
    continuing to Mossman, a quaint sugar
    cane town. Continuing south we drive             • Tour the award-winning Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure where you are guaranteed to see
    through the sophisticated holiday town of          crocodiles in their own habitat
    Port Douglas before passing some of
    Australia’s best scenery where isolated          ACCOMMODATION
    beaches and the Coral Sea are fringed by
                                                     We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the most of what
    hills covered in rainforest. Our final stop is
    Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, the best         each region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to wilderness lodges and tented
    place to see crocodiles and native wildlife in   cabins. Some of the remote outback areas we have chosen are more about being there
    the tropical north. Take a boat ride on          and the experiences and memories you can take with you rather than the
    Hartley's Lagoon for a unique eco                accommodation itself.
    adventure and guaranteed sightings of
                                                     • Day 3 & 4 – departures staying at Seisia Holiday Park will be in basic but comfortable
    crocodiles in their own habitat. This
    evening’s dinner is time to relive many            villas or cottages, all with private ensuites. The standard and style of rooms may vary
    memorable holiday moments and say                • Day 5 – your overnight stay at Moreton Telegraph Station is in basic but comfortable
    farewell to your crew and fellow travellers.       permanent tents with shared facilities
    Overnight Stay: Cairns Hilton Hotel.
    DAY 11 • CAIRNS                                                                       DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    This morning after breakfast you will be
    transferred to the airport for your                  2009 May 27                           2010 May 26                             11 Day Tour                        Tour Code: OCYS
    homebound flight.                                               Jun       16                          Jun          15              Cairns to Cairns
                                                                    Jul       01, 06                      Jul          05, 31          Southbound                                         $5,195
                                                                    Aug       01                          Aug          21              Single Supplement                                   $940

                                                                    Sep       10                          Sep          09
                                                         All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
      Opportunity to add the Gulf Savannah Way           specified. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside
      tour to this holiday - see pages 26-33 for         this period. Flight from Horn Island to Cairns is included in tour fare. All other flights are not included in tour fare. For full terms
                                                         and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
      itinerary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    37
    OUTBACK QUEENSLAND ADVENTURE
    16 days Brisbane to Cairns




Cobbold Gorge                                           Gulflander Train, Normanton




    DAY 1 • BRISBANE                                      continuing on to Emerald. Despite its name,        known song. The isolated village of Kynuna
    On arrival at Brisbane airport (please book           there are no emeralds to be found in Emerald       seems as though it’s in the middle of nowhere
    flights to arrive by 12.00pm) you will be met and     but it is surrounded by rich gemfields.            and we’ll stop for a drink at the only hotel, the
    transferred to your hotel. This afternoon meet        Overnight Stay: Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn.        famous Blue Heeler Pub. From one legendary
    your Outback Discovery crew and fellow                                                                   outback pub to another, we’ll call in at the
                                                          DAY 5 • EMERALD – LONGREACH
    travellers and join them on a trip to the Gold                                                           Walkabout Creek Hotel, known around the
                                                          From Emerald we drive to Anakie where you
    Coast. We’ll drive along the coast’s strip of                                                            world for its role in the movie Crocodile
                                                          can fossick for sapphires and other prized
    seemingly endless beaches, stopping for photos                                                           Dundee. In Cloncurry we’ll visit John Flynn
                                                          gems at the Big Sapphire. On to Alpha, where
    on the way. This evening you’ll attend the                                                               Place Museum. The exhibits here trace the
                                                          many town buildings are adorned with murals
    Australian Outback Spectacular presented by                                                              inspirational story of the origins of the Royal
                                                          painted by local artists. Barcaldine was the
    R.M.Williams – a stirring presentation of                                                                Flying Doctor Service. Our final destination
                                                          scene of the Great Shearers' Strike in 1891
    outback life with a great cast, 31 talented                                                              today is Mount Isa, known as the ‘Oasis of the
                                                          which led to the formation of the Australian
    horses and brilliant special effects. During the                                                         Outback’ nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn
                                                          Labor Party. The Australian Workers Heritage
    show you’ll be served a three course Aussie                                                              Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River.
                                                          Centre records these historic events and
    dinner with beer, wine and soft drinks.                                                                  Two Night Stay: Outback Motel.
                                                          your visit uncovers the rich heritage, history
    Overnight Stay: Hotel Ibis Brisbane.                  and traditions of all working Australians.         DAY 9 • MOUNT ISA
    DAY 2 • BRISBANE – ROMA                               Two Night Stay: Albert Park Motel.                 After breakfast we’ll take a tour around the
    This morning visit Australia Zoo. You will see                                                           town, which concludes with a visit to Outback at
                                                          DAY 6 • LONGREACH
    exciting wildlife shows, chat with friendly                                                              Isa. We’ll then join a guided tour of the huge
                                                          Our day starts at the Qantas Founders Outback
    zookeepers and get close to many of the                                                                  Mount Isa Mine, the world's largest single
                                                          Museum to inspect the original 1922 hangar
    different animals. We then drive west over the                                                           producer of copper, silver, lead and zinc.
                                                          used by departing flights, the 747-200 aircraft
    Great Dividing Range to the Darling Downs and         and the first ever Qantas jet passenger aircraft   DAY 10 • MOUNT ISA – ADEL’S GROVE
    Dalby, the wheat capital of Queensland. We’ll         registered in Australia, the Boeing 707. At the    Today we travel to the Burke and Wills
    pass through Chinchilla and Miles before              Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame you’ll          Roadhouse and on to the historic town of
    arriving in Roma on the western slopes of the         discover the history of this country’s brave and   Gregory Downs where the old hotel is the
    downs. Overnight Stay: Roma Explorers Inn.            intrepid explorers, the stockmen and aborigines    centre of society. We’ll visit the Gregory
    DAY 3 • ROMA – CARNARVON GORGE                        of pioneering Australia. This afternoon you’ll     Downs Pub before our drive to Adel’s Grove,
    In 1863 Samuel Bassett brought vine cuttings to       visit 'Longway Station', a 34,000 acre working     the gateway to Lawn Hill National Park.
    Roma and started Queensland’s first wine-             sheep and livestock grazing station, and learn     Two Night Stay: Adel’s Grove.
    making enterprise. The town is also famous for        about land care in the outback. This evening
                                                                                                             DAY 11 • ADEL’S GROVE
    its part in Australia’s oil and gas industry and      enjoy a spectacular sunset dinner cruise along
                                                                                                             This morning we travel a short distance to the
    this morning we’ll visit the Big Rig. Learn about     the Thomson River.
                                                                                                             Riversleigh Fossil Site. This is one of the few
    the unique history of the industry from the first     DAY 7 • LONGREACH – WINTON                         fossil sites around the world that has been listed
    discovery of petroleum, through the boom and          Today our journey takes us to Winton where we      as a World Heritage site. We then continue our
    bust years of oil and gas exploration and on to       will visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre, the        adventure in Lawn Hill National Park where you
    today's multi-billion dollar industry. At             world’s only attraction dedicated to a song and    will take a guided walk, swim in the spring-fed
    Carnarvon National Park we’ll take a guided           the place where Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing      waters of the gorge or explore aboard a canoe.
    walk into Carnarvon Gorge. The surrounding            Matilda. This afternoon at Lark Quarry you’ll      We’ll return to Adel’s Grove in time to relax with
    park boasts unique wildlife, spectacular              take a guided tour of the world's only recorded    friends before dinner.
    scenery and incredible bush walks. Overnight          evidence of a dinosaur stampede. You’ll see
                                                                                                             DAY 12 • ADEL’S GROVE – NORMANTON
    Stay: Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge.               some 3,300 footprints made by nearly 200
                                                                                                             Our drive today takes us north across the
    DAY 4 • CARNARVON GORGE – EMERALD                     dinosaurs 95 million years ago. Overnight Stay:
                                                                                                             Savannah grasslands to the gulf town of
                                                          Boulder Opal Motor Inn.
    Carnarvon Gorge has over 25 kilometres of                                                                Burketown. We’ll then continue to Leichhardt
    walking tracks criss-crossing fresh water             DAY 8 • WINTON – MOUNT ISA                         River which was named after the great
    streams, meandering through lush tropical             Our first stop today is the Combo Waterhole on     explorer who went missing without a trace. We
    gorges with sandstone cliffs, passing by              the upper reaches of the Diamantina River. It is   will then continue to the gulf town of Karumba,
    tranquil waterfalls and delving into the deep         said to be the billabong where the ‘Waltzing       where a huge prawn trawling fleet is based. It
    rock crevices that conceal many significant           Matilda’ swagman camped more than 100              was near Karumba that the Bourke and Wills
    Aboriginal art sites. After breakfast we’ll take      years ago and was caught with some                 expedition reached the top end of Australia.
    another walk in the National Park before              ‘borrowed’ mutton, thus inspiring the well-        Overnight Stay: Gulfland Motel.
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                                                                                                Leichhard
                                                                                                  River
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                                                                                                                                             National Park
                                                                  GROVE                                                COBBOLD
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                                                                                                                            CARNARVON GORGE 1

                                                                                                                                     QUEENSLAND
                                                                                                                                                          ROMA 1
                                                           1    Nights accommodation
                                                                Land Content
                                                                Unsealed Road                                                                                                  BRISBANE 1
                                                                Rail
Sunset Dinner Cruise, Thomson River



                                                          TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    DAY 13 • NORMANTON –                                  • Welcome dinner and show at the Australian Outback Spectacular presented by
    COBBOLD GORGE                                           R.M.Williams on the Gold Coast
    This morning we board the Gulflander Train for a      • Visit the famous Australia Zoo and get close to the animals
    ride back in time. This historic little train takes   • Guided tour of the Big Rig Oil Patch and learn about the unique history of this multi-
    you on a journey with a difference through the          billion dollar industry
    tough and inhospitable Gulf Country to Critters
                                                          • Stay overnight at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge and enjoy guided walks into
    Camp. Your driver is waiting to take you to the
    historic village of Croydon, which was once a
                                                            spectacular Carnarvon Gorge
    booming gold town. We’ll then travel to               • Fossick for gems at the Big Sapphire near Emerald
    Georgetown and visit the Terrestrial Centre. Here     • Visit the Qantas Founders Outback Museum and learn about the history and
    you will view the multi award-winning Ted Elliott       achievements of Australian aviation
    Mineral Collection that contains over 4,500           • Discover the history of this country’s brave explorers at the Longreach Australian
    mineral specimens in a myriad of fascinating            Stockman’s Hall of Fame
    colours and shapes from the region and                • Visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, the place where Banjo Patterson wrote
    throughout the world. Today’s destination is            Waltzing Matilda
    Cobbold Gorge. Overnight Stay: Cobbold Gorge.         • Guided tour of the world’s only recorded evidence of a dinosaur stampede at
    DAY 14 • COBBOLD GORGE – UNDARA                         Lark Quarry
    Cobbold Gorge is hidden away within rugged            • Visit John Flynn Place Museum in Cloncurry for an insight into the beginnings of the
    sandstone formations and is extremely narrow,           Royal Flying Doctor Service
    closing to a mere 2 metres wide in places, with       • Stay 2 nights in Mount Isa and explore this well known mining town
    spectacular 30 metre cliffs on either side. The       • Guided surface mine tour of Mount Isa Mines
    overall length of the gorge is about 6 kilometres     • Explore Lawn Hill National Park on a guided walk
    and consists of a series of water holes and rock
                                                          • Visit the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Site
    falls. We’ll board a flat bottom boat this
    morning for a guided cruise along the gorge.          • Travel through the wetlands to Karumba
    After lunch at the resort we’ll drive to Undara       • Guided cruise through spectacular Cobbold Gorge
    on the eastern edge of the ruggedly beautiful         • Ride aboard the historic Gulflander Train from Normanton to Critters Camp
    Gulf Savannah region. After dinner tonight, have      • Guided tour of the 190,000 year old Undara Volcanic Lava Tubes
    some fun around the campfire swapping tales.          • Overnight stay at the Cairns Hilton Hotel, ideally located in the heart of Cairns and on
    Overnight Stay: Undara Lava Lodge, in unique            the waterfront
    specially restored railway carriages.
    DAY 15 • UNDARA – CAIRNS                              ACCOMMODATION
    This morning enjoy a guided tour of the Undara        We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles on this tour ranging from 3.5 to 5 star
    Lava Tubes, formed some 190,000 years ago. We         hotels. Each location has been chosen to make the most of what each region has to offer.
    then farewell Undara and drive to the tablelands      • Day 10 & 11 – your 2 night stay at Adel’s Grove is in basic but comfortable permanent
    farming town of Atherton. This afternoon we’ll          safari tents with shared facilities. The standard and style of tents may vary
    enjoy spectacular views as we drive through the
                                                          • Day 14 – your overnight stay at Undara Lava Lodge will be in unique specially restored
    rainforests of the Great Dividing Range down to
    the coast and Cairns. This evening’s dinner is          railway carriages with some carriages having shared facilities
    time to relive many memorable holiday moments
    and say farewell to your crew and fellow
    travellers. Overnight Stay: Cairns Hilton Hotel.
    DAY 16 • CAIRNS                                                                            DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    This morning after breakfast you’ll be
    transferred to the airport for your homebound              2009 Mar 30                                   2010 Mar 29                        16 Day Tour                   Tour Code: OBC
                                                                          Apr      29                               Apr     28                  Brisbane to Cairns                          $5,995
    flight.
                                                                                                                                                Single Supplement                           $1,010
                                                                                                                    Jun     26
     Opportunity to add the Cape York
                                                               All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
     Expedition tour to this holiday - see pages               specified. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 30 March 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside
     34-37 for itinerary.                                      this period. Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      39
    OUTBACK QUEENSLAND ADVENTURE
    16 days Cairns to Brisbane




Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton                         Australian Outback Spectacular presented by R.M. Williams




    DAY 1 • CAIRNS                                        DAY 5 • NORMANTON – ADEL’S GROVE                          Pub. Before reaching Winton we travel to the
    On arrival at Cairns airport you will be met and      This morning we board the Gulflander Train for            Combo Waterhole on the upper reaches of the
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free time       a ride back in time. This historic little train takes     Diamantina River. It is said to be the billabong
    exploring the city. This evening meet your            you on a journey with a difference through the            where the ‘Waltzing Matilda’ swagman camped
    Outback Discovery crew and get together with          tough and inhospitable Gulf Country to Critters           more than 100 years ago and was caught with
    fellow travellers during your welcome dinner.         Camp. Your driver is waiting to take you to               some ‘borrowed’ mutton, thus inspiring the
    Overnight Stay: Cairns Hilton Hotel.                  Leichhardt River, which was named after the               well-known song. Overnight Stay: Boulder Opal
                                                          great explorer who went missing without a                 Motor Inn.
    DAY 2 • CAIRNS – UNDARA
                                                          trace. After lunch we’ll cross the Savannah               DAY 10 • WINTON – LONGREACH
    This morning we’ll enjoy spectacular views as
    we leave Cairns and the coast and drive into the      grasslands to the gulf town of Burketown and on           This morning at Lark Quarry you’ll take a
    rainforests of the Great Dividing Range. We           to the historic town of Gregory Downs. We’ll visit        guided tour of the world's only recorded
    cross the tablelands to the farming town of           the Gregory Downs Pub before our drive to                 evidence of a dinosaur stampede. You’ll see
    Atherton and drive to Undara on the eastern           Adel’s Grove, the gateway to Lawn Hill National           some 3,300 footprints made by nearly 200
    edge of the ruggedly beautiful Gulf Savannah          Park and Riversleigh Fossil Site. Two Night Stay:         dinosaurs 95 million years ago. We will also
    region. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the     Adel’s Grove.                                             visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, the
    Undara Lava Tubes, formed some 190,000 years          DAY 6 • ADEL’S GROVE                                      world’s only attraction dedicated to a song and
    ago. After dinner tonight, have some fun around       This morning we travel a short distance to the            the place where Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing
    the campfire swapping tales. Overnight Stay:          Riversleigh Fossil Site. This is one of the few           Matilda. This afternoon our journey takes us to
    Undara Lava Lodge, in unique specially restored       fossil sites around the world that has been listed        Longreach. Two Night Stay: Albert Park Motel.
    railway carriages.                                    as World Heritage. We then continue our                   DAY 11 • LONGREACH
    DAY 3 • UNDARA – COBBOLD GORGE                        adventure in Lawn Hill National Park where you            Our day starts at the Qantas Founders Outback
    Start the day with a true Aussie breakfast            will take a guided walk, swim in the spring-fed           Museum to inspect the original 1922 hangar
    surrounded by birds and the bush before               waters of the gorge or explore aboard a canoe.            used by departing flights, the 747-200 aircraft
    leaving Undara and driving to Georgetown. At          We’ll return to Adel’s Grove in time to relax with        and the first ever Qantas jet passenger aircraft
    the Terrestrial Centre you will view the multi        friends before dinner.                                    registered in Australia, the Boeing 707. At the
    award–winning Ted Elliott Mineral Collection.         DAY 7 • ADEL’S GROVE – MOUNT ISA                          Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame you’ll
    This collection, which is all the work of one         Today we travel to the Burke and Wills                    discover the history of this country’s brave and
    man, contains over 4,500 mineral specimens in         Roadhouse and then on to Cloncurry for a visit to         intrepid explorers, the stockmen and aborigines
    a myriad of fascinating colours and shapes            the John Flynn Place Museum. The exhibits here            of pioneering Australia. This afternoon you’ll
    from the region and throughout the world. On          trace the inspirational story of the origins of the       visit 'Longway Station', a 34,000 acre working
    to Cobbold Gorge for lunch. The gorge is              Royal Flying Doctor Service. Our final destination        sheep and livestock grazing station, and learn
    hidden away within rugged sandstone                   today is Mount Isa, known as the ‘Oasis of the            about land care in the outback. This evening
    formations and is extremely narrow, closing to        Outback’ nestled among the ochre-red Selwyn               enjoy a spectacular sunset dinner cruise along
    a mere 2 metres wide in places, with                  Ranges, on the banks of the Leichhardt River.             the Thomson River.
    spectacular 30 metre cliffs on either side. The       Two Night Stay: Outback Motel.                            DAY 12 • LONGREACH – EMERALD
    overall length of the gorge is about 6
                                                          DAY 8 • MOUNT ISA                                         From Longreach we drive to Barcaldine, the
    kilometres and consists of a series of water
                                                          After breakfast we’ll take a tour around the              scene of the Great Shearers' Strike in 1891 that
    holes and rock falls. We’ll board a flat bottom
                                                          town, which concludes with a visit to Outback at          led to the formation of the Australian Labor
    boat this afternoon for a guided cruise along
                                                          Isa. We’ll then join a guided tour of the huge            Party. The Australian Workers Heritage Centre
    the gorge. Overnight Stay: Cobbold Gorge.
                                                          Mount Isa Mine, the world's largest single                records these historic events and your visit
    DAY 4 • COBBOLD GORGE – NORMANTON                                                                               uncovers the rich heritage, history and
                                                          producer of copper, silver, lead and zinc.
    This morning we travel to the historic village of                                                               traditions of all working Australians. Then on to
    Croydon, which was once a booming gold town.          DAY 9 • MOUNT ISA – WINTON                                Alpha where many town buildings are adorned
    We will have lunch in Croydon and then                Our first stop today is Cloncurry for morning tea,        with murals painted by local artists. At Anakie
    continue to the gulf town of Karumba, where a         after which we’ll call in at the legendary                you can fossick for sapphires and other prized
    huge prawn trawling fleet is based. It was near       Walkabout Creek Hotel, known around the world             gems at the Big Sapphire before we travel to
    Karumba that the Bourke and Wills expedition          for its role in the movie Crocodile Dundee. The           today’s destination, Emerald. Despite its name,
    reached the top end of Australia. We’ll stop for      isolated village of Kynuna seems as though it’s           there are no emeralds to be found in Emerald
    refreshments in Karumba before driving to             in the middle of nowhere and we’ll stop for a             but it is surrounded by rich gemfields.
    Normanton. Overnight Stay: Gulfland Motel.            visit at the only hotel, the famous Blue Heeler           Overnight Stay: Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn.
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                                                                                                                                QUEENSLAND
                                                                                                                                                        ROMA 1
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                                                               Land Content
                                                               Unsealed Road                                                                                                   BRISBANE 1
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Carnarvon Gorge



                                                         TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    DAY 13 • EMERALD – CARNARVON GORGE                   • Overnight stay at the Cairns Hilton Hotel, ideally located in the heart of Cairns and on
    At Carnarvon National Park we’ll check in to           the waterfront
    our accommodation, have lunch and then take          • Guided tour of the 190,000 year old Undara Volcanic Lava Tubes
    a guided walk into the gorge. Carnarvon Gorge        • Ride aboard the historic Gulflander Train from Normanton to Critters Camp
    has over 25 kilometres of walking tracks criss-      • Guided cruise through spectacular Cobbold Gorge
    crossing fresh water streams, meandering
                                                         • Travel through the wetlands to Karumba
    through lush tropical gorges with sandstone
    cliffs, passing by tranquil waterfalls and
                                                         • Visit the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil Site
    delving into the deep rock crevices that             • Explore Lawn Hill National Park on a guided walk
    conceal many significant Aboriginal art sites.       • Guided surface mine tour of Mount Isa Mines
    The surrounding park boasts unique wildlife,         • Stay 2 nights in Mount Isa and explore this well known mining town
    spectacular scenery and incredible bush              • Visit John Flynn Place Museum in Cloncurry for an insight into the beginnings of the
    walks. Overnight Stay: Carnarvon Gorge                 Royal Flying Doctor Service
    Wilderness Lodge.                                    • Guided tour of the world’s only recorded evidence of a dinosaur stampede at
    DAY 14 • CARNARVON GORGE – ROMA                        Lark Quarry
    After breakfast we’ll take another walk in the       • Visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton, the place where Banjo Patterson wrote
    National Park before travelling to the charming        Waltzing Matilda
    town of Injune. Our destination today is Roma,       • Discover the history of this country’s brave explorers at the Longreach Australian
    where in 1863 Samuel Bassett brought vine              Stockman’s Hall of Fame
    cuttings to the town and started Queensland’s        • Fossick for gems at the Big Sapphire near Emerald
    first wine-making enterprise. The town is also       • Stay overnight at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge and enjoy guided walks into
    famous for its part in Australia’s oil and gas         spectacular Carnarvon Gorge
    industry and this afternoon we’ll visit the Big
                                                         • Guided tour of the Big Rig Oil Patch and learn about the unique history of this multi-
    Rig. Learn about the unique history of the
    industry from the first discovery of petroleum,
                                                           billion dollar industry
    through the boom and bust years of oil and gas       • Welcome dinner and show at the Australian Outback Spectacular presented by
    exploration and on to today's multi-billion dollar     R.M.Williams on the Gold Coast
    industry. Overnight Stay: Roma Explorers Inn.        • Visit the famous Australia Zoo and get close to the animals
    DAY 15 • ROMA – BRISBANE                             ACCOMMODATION
    We drive east across the Darling Downs to
    Chinchilla and Toowoomba and over the Great          We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles on this tour ranging from 3.5 to 5 star
    Dividing Range to Brisbane. After checking in to     hotels. Each location has been chosen to make the most of what each region has to offer.
    our hotel we head south to the Gold Coast late       • Day 2 – your overnight stay at Undara Lava Lodge will be in unique specially restored
    this afternoon. This evening you’ll attend the         railway carriages with some carriages having shared facilities
    Australian Outback Spectacular presented by          • Day 5 & 6 – your 2 night stay at Adel’s Grove is in basic but comfortable permanent
    R.M. Williams – a stirring presentation of             safari tents with shared facilities. The standard and style of tents may vary
    outback life with a great cast, 31 talented
    horses and brilliant special effects. During the
    show you’ll be served a three course Aussie
    dinner with beer, wine and soft drinks.
    Overnight Stay: Hotel Ibis Brisbane.
    DAY 16 • BRISBANE                                                                          DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    This morning we visit Australia Zoo. You will see
    exciting wildlife shows, chat with friendly               2009 Apr       14                             2010 Apr  13                    16 Day Tour                        Tour Code: OCB
                                                                         Sep 19                                   Jun 10                    Cairns to Brisbane                               $5,995
    zookeepers and get close to many of the
                                                                                                                                            Single Supplement                                $1,010
    different animals. After lunch you’ll be                                                                      Sep 18
    transferred to Brisbane airport for your                  All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
    homebound flight (please book flights to leave            specified. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside
                                                              this period. Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    after 3.00pm).
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    ACROSS THE NULLARBOR
    8/11/17 days




Eyre Highway near Eucla                                 Cape de Couedic, Kangaroo Island




    DAY 1 • PERTH                                         DAY 5 • EUCLA – STREAKY BAY                           DAY 9 • KANGAROO ISLAND
    This evening meet your Outback Discovery              The adventure continues today as we cross the         Kangaroo Island is home to a breathtaking
    crew and get together with fellow travellers          South Australian border to the most                   diversity of natural environments, secluded
    during your welcome dinner. Overnight Stay:           picturesque section of the Nullarbor trip. For        beaches, charming hamlets and dense
    Holiday Inn Burswood.                                 many kilometres the country to our left is            forests. We’ll spend the day with a local guide
                                                          endless flat saltbush and to our right sheer          who will give us an insight into life on this
    DAY 2 • PERTH – KALGOORLIE                            cliffs drop into the sea. We’ll stop at the Head of   southern island. Our encounters with the
    Settle in aboard your Outback Discovery vehicle       the Bight to see ancient cliffs ranging in height     island’s wildlife will include a walk amongst
    this morning on the first day of our crossing of      from 40-70 metres above the pounding                  sea lions lolling on the beach and a visit to
    the world’s largest island continent. We’ll drive     Southern Ocean. The landscape begins to               Cape De Couedic Lighthouse to see New
    west into the wheat belt and through the small        change and sheep properties start to appear           Zealand fur seals frolicking in the Southern
    town of Meckering that made world news in             until we reach Ceduna at the end of the               Ocean swell. Tonight we’ll watch penguins
    October 1968 when an earthquake measuring             Nullarbor Plain. Overnight Stay: Streaky Bay          returning to their burrows after their daily
    6.9 on the Richter scale caused widespread            Hotel Motel.                                          fishing expeditions (colony numbers may vary
    destruction but no loss of life. At the Cunderdin
                                                          DAY 6 • STREAKY BAY – PORT LINCOLN                    depending on the season).
    Museum you’ll see displays depicting the
    earthquake and many artefacts depicting the           This morning we drive to Point Labatt                 DAY 10 • KANGAROO ISLAND – TANUNDA
    pioneering spirit of the district. Continuing on      Conservation Park to a cliff top platform where       We return to the mainland by ferry this morning
    we’ll travel through Coolgardie to Kalgoorlie for     you’ll view a mainland breeding colony of             and drive to Victor Harbour. We’ll then continue
    a short tour of the town and infamous Hay             Australian sea lions. We’ll continue along the        to the Mount Lofty Ranges and the village of
    Street. Overnight Stay: Rydges Kalgoorlie.            Eyre Peninsula passing through Elliston, a            Hahndorf, one of the Adelaide Hills’ most famous
                                                          pretty coastal town situated on the shores of         towns. Afterwards we’ll enjoy wine tasting at
    DAY 3 • KALGOORLIE – NORSEMAN                         Waterloo Bay. With a harbour three times the
                                                                                                                some of the Barossa Valley’s well known
    The gold rush town of Kalgoorlie includes the         size of Sydney, Port Lincoln is today’s
                                                                                                                wineries. Overnight Stay: Barossa Motor Lodge.
    ‘Golden Mile’, said to have been the richest          destination. Overnight Stay: Port Lincoln Hotel.
    square mile of gold bearing earth in the world.                                                             DAY 11 • TANUNDA – WILPENA POUND
                                                          DAY 7 • PORT LINCOLN – ADELAIDE
    At the Miners Hall of Fame you will have the                                                                Today we farewell the wine country and depart
                                                          Today we travel along the coastline of the Eyre
    opportunity to pan for gold, watch how gold is                                                              for the Flinders Ranges and the outback. On the
                                                          Peninsula and Spencer Gulf. We pass through
    poured or even put on your hard hat and go                                                                  way we’ll call in at the historic copper mining
                                                          quiet coastal towns of Tumby Bay, Arno Bay and
    down a mineshaft. At the nickel mining town of                                                              town of Burra where a local guide will escort
                                                          Cowell. We will continue through towns of Port
    Kambalda we will visit Red Hill Lookout for a         Augusta and Port Wakefield before arriving in         you on a tour of the town. Continuing due north
    panoramic view of the nickel operations and           South Australia's capital, Adelaide. Our drive        we pass through Peterborough and Orroroo,
    Lake Lefroy, one of many huge salt lakes in the       into the city passes generous boulevards,             after which you’ll see the beginnings of the
    west of the Nullarbor Plain. Our destination is       historic churches and elegant architecture            beautifully coloured ridges of the Flinders
    Norseman on the edge of the Nullarbor.                which reflect South Australia's strong European       Ranges. From here we follow the line of the
    Overnight Stay: Great Western Motel.                  heritage. Overnight Stay: Adelaide Hilton.            ranges to Wilpena Pound. Overnight Stay:
                                                          (Clients on the 11 Day tour join the tour this        Wilpena Pound Resort.
    DAY 4 • NORSEMAN – EUCLA
    Today is the start of our two day journey             evening. Tour Code: OAS.)                             DAY 12 • WILPENA POUND – ARKAROOLA
    across the Eyre Highway. Our first stop is            DAY 8 • ADELAIDE – KANGAROO ISLAND                    Wilpena Pound is the centrepiece of the Flinders
    Balladonia. In July 1979 pieces of Skylab             (Clients on the 8 Day tour depart the tour this       Ranges National Park, recognised as one of the
    crashed to earth and at the Balladonia Hotel’s        morning after breakfast. Tour Code: OPA.)             finest landscapes in Australia. It is rich in
    Museum we’ll see memorabilia and actual               This morning we’ll visit the lookout on               wildlife that have adapted well to the rugged
    debris from Skylab. From Balladonia we                Montefiore Hill, site of the life size bronze         mountains and gorges. After breakfast we’ll
    round a bend that marks the start of the              statue of Adelaide’s founding father, Colonel         take a short transfer up the ridge for
    longest straight stretch of road on earth, just       William Light. Then we’ll drive to the trendy         spectacular views across the pound. We visit the
    under 150 kilometres in length. We’ll take a          coastal suburb of Glenelg. We continue to the         old mining town of Blinman. The crumbling
    break at Cocklebiddy and continue on to               wine-growing area of McLaren Vale where               ruins of old cottages and the Blinman mine now
    Madura where the road descends steeply and            we’ll stop for wine tasting and lunch. At Cape        form an historic town set in a sparse hilly
    is bounded by an escarpment to the north and          Jervis we’ll board the ferry to Penneshaw on          landscape. We continue on to Arkaroola
    the seas of the Great Australian Bight to the         Kangaroo Island. Two Night Stay: Kangaroo             Wilderness Sanctuary. Two Night Stay:
    south. Overnight Stay: Amber Hotel/Motel.             Island Seafront Resort.                               Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and Resort.
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                                                                                                                         Gammon Ranges
                                                                                         SOUTH AUSTRALIA                  National Park       2   ARKAROOLA
              WESTERN AUSTRALIA
                                                                                                                     Flinders Ranges              Lake Frome
                                                                              Nullarbor                                                                                                     NEW SOUTH WALES
          KALGOORLIE                                                         National Park
                                                                                                                      National Park

                         1                     Nullarbor Plain                                        WILPENA POUND 1
                                                                       1            Head of                                                                2      Lake Menindee
                             Lake Lefroy                                             Bight
                                                               way   EUCLA                                                                         BROKEN
                             1                        Eyre
                                                           High                              STREAKY 1                                               HILL
                                                                                               BAY
  1                  NORSEMAN                                                                                                                                                                1
                                                    Great Australian Bight
PERTH                                                                                                                    Tumby            1TANUNDA                                    WEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sydney
                                                                                         PORT LINCOLN                  1 Bay                                                                             Blue Mountains
                                                                                                                                        1 ADELAIDE                                   WYALONG              National Park


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                                 1   Nights accommodation
                                     Land Content
                                     Unsealed Road
                                     Ferry




                                                                             TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  DAY 13 • ARKAROOLA                                                         • Guided tour and gold panning at the Miners Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie
  Today is a day of adventure and exploration.                               • Overnight stay in Norseman which is located on the edge of the Nullarbor Plain and marks the
  Travelling in a specially constructed open-top                               start of our 2 day adventure across this fascinating land along the Eyre Highway to Streaky Bay
  4WD vehicle, you’ll take a guided Ridgetop Tour                            • See the fascinating Australian sea lions and great birdlife in their natural habitat at Point
  of some of the most spectacularly rugged
                                                                               Labatt Conservation Park
  country on earth. Our local tour guides will
  share their knowledge of Arkaroola's 1,600                                 • Travel along the scenic coastline of the Eyre Peninsula and Spencer Gulf, passing through
  million year geological history as you navigate                              many quaint coastal towns
  the steep slopes of the famous Ridgetop Track.                             • Wine tasting in one of Australia’s better known wine growing regions, McLaren Vale
  After dinner take in the millions of stars at the                          • 2 night stay at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort including a guided tour of
  Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory.                                          Kangaroo Island
  DAY 14 • ARKAROOLA – BROKEN HILL                                           • Explore the famous wine growing region of the Barossa Valley
  We drive south across the flood plains of one                              • Stay overnight at the Wilpena Pound Resort located in the heart of the beautifully coloured
  of Australia's many large salt lakes, Lake                                   Flinders Ranges National Park
  Frome. As we make our way across Frome                                     • Explore the spectacular rugged slopes of the famous Ridgetop Track on your guided open-
  Downs Station, we’ll go through the longest                                  top 4WD adventure during your 2 night stay at the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary Resort
  manmade structure on earth ‘The Dog Fence’,                                • Take in the millions of stars at the Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory which provides
  built to stop dingoes savaging sheep flocks.
                                                                               some of the best viewing conditions in Australia
  We’ll travel along the Barrier Highway into
  New South Wales and on to Broken Hill, site of                             • Stay 2 nights in the mining town of Broken Hill and get a feel for life back in the early
  the world’s richest deposits of silver, lead and                             mining days on a guided tour of the Day Dream Mine
  zinc which led to the establishment of BHP.                                • Visit the outback ghost town of Silverton and spend time strolling around the restored gaol
  Two Night Stay: Silver Haven Motor Inn.                                      and art galleries
  DAY 15 • BROKEN HILL
                                                                             ACCOMMODATION
  Today we start at the outback ghost town of
  Silverton. Spend time strolling around the                                 We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles on this tour ranging from 3.5 to 5 star
  restored gaol, art galleries and the celebrated                            hotels. Each location has been chosen to make the most of what each region has to offer.
  Silverton Hotel. At the Day Dream Mine you’ll
  get a feel for life back in the early mining days.
  We then visit the Silver City Mint and Gallery to
  view the Big Picture, the world's largest acrylic
  painting on canvas. Later we’ll take a drive out                                                              DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
  to the spectacular Living Desert Sculptures.
                                                                               2009 Oct 12, 14, 19, 23 17 Day Tour Tour Code: OPAS                                      8 Day Tour               Tour Code: OPA
  DAY 16 • BROKEN HILL – WEST WYALONG                                          2010 Oct 11, 13, 18, 22 Perth to Sydney       $5,995                                     Perth to Adelaide                   $3,095
  We gradually begin to leave the outback for                                                                          Single Supplement                   $1,155       Single Supplement                    $550
  more populated country along interesting back
                                                                               2009 Oct 18, 20, 25, 29 11 Day Tour       Tour Code: OAS
  roads through Menindee, Ivanhoe and Hillston.
  Our destination today is the historic gold                                   2010 Oct 17, 19, 24, 28 Adelaide to Sydney        $4,325
                                                                                                                       Single Supplement                       $710
  mining town of West Wyalong. Overnight Stay:
  Club Inn Resort.                                                                              Clients also have the option of taking this itinerary in reverse
  DAY 17 • WEST WYALONG – SYDNEY                                               2009 Oct 07                             17 Day Tour            Tour Code: OSAP           11 Day Tour          Tour Code: OSAD
  After we leave West Wyalong, we pass through                                 2010 Oct 06                             Sydney to Perth                     $5,995       Sydney to Adelaide                  $4,325
                                                                                                                       Single Supplement                   $1,155       Single Supplement                    $710
  the gold mining town of Grenfel. From the coal-
  mining town of Lithgow we take the Great                                     2009 Oct 16                             8 Day Tour              Tour Code: OAP
  Western Highway over the Blue Mountains,                                                                             Adelaide to Perth                   $3,095
                                                                               2010 Oct 15
  stopping for photos at Katoomba’s iconic Three                                                                       Single Supplement                    $550
  Sisters. We’ll arrive in Sydney late this                                    All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
  afternoon, where it will be time to say farewell                             specified. Additional activities are at own expense and unless otherwise stated must be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and pricing
  to your crew and fellow travellers (please book                              valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. Flights are not included.
                                                                               For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
  your flights from 7pm onwards).
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    GRAND AUSTRALIA
    11/17/33 days




Mini Palms in the Bungle Bungles                           Kata Tjuta, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park




    DAY 1 • SYDNEY - NARRABRI                                DAY 5 • TIBOOBURRA – INNAMINCKA                        stock route used for cattle droving between states.
    Depart Sydney this morning and travel north              Today we enter South Australia, crossing the           We continue on to the remote location of Jervois
    through the Upper Hunter Region to                       border at Cameron Corner that marks the                where we pull out the tents for a night of camping.
    Muswellbrook, a charming country town which              junction of New South Wales, South Australia and       Overnight Stay: Jervois Station Camping.
    is surrounded by vineyards and horse studs.              Queensland. Here we pass through the longest           DAY 10 • JERVOIS – ALICE SPRINGS
    Our journey sees us travelling along the New             manmade structure on earth ‘The Dog Fence’.            This morning we’ll travel to Gemtree where you
    England Highway through quaint rural towns               We drive through the Strzelecki Desert to the          will fossick for rich red garnets and sparkling
    such as Murrurundi and Gunnedah. Our                     Strzelecki Track and past the Moomba Gas               zircons. We’ll then join the Stuart Highway, one of
    destination today is Narrabri which is situated          Fields. Two Night Stay: Innamincka Hotel.              the world’s longest transcontinental roads, and
    in the heart of the Namoi Valley and known for                                                                  head for Alice Springs, Australia’s most famous
                                                             DAY 6 • INNAMINCKA
    its cotton, beef and wheat production.                                                                          outback town. Affectionately known as ’The Alice’,
    Overnight Stay: Country Comfort Narrabri.                This morning we will cross into Queensland and
                                                             over the Bourke and Wills Bridge before stopping       your stay here will leave a lasting impression of
    DAY 2 • NARRABRI – BOURKE                                at the Dig Tree, where Bourke and Wills missed         the local characters and surrounding natural
    This morning we will be entertained and                  their support party by just nine hours. Also see       beauty. ANZAC Hill offers a panoramic view of the
    educated about the world’s most popular fibre on         the resting place of these two explorers as we         town and is the starting point for our orientation
    a tour of the modern and impressive Australian           visit their graves. Head to an oasis known as          tour. Three Night Stay: Lasseters Hotel.
    Cotton Centre. Head to nearby Culgoora to visit          ‘Callamurra Waterhole’, a beautiful stretch of         DAY 11 • ALICE SPRINGS
    the amazing Australian Telescope, established by         water which has not dried up since it was first        (Clients on the 11 Day tour depart the tour this
    the CSIRO in 1967, which is also linked to the           seen by Sturt. Return to our accommodation in          morning after breakfast. Tour Code: OSA.)
    telescopes at Coonabarabran, Parkes and                  Innamincka for dinner this evening.                    Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Alice Springs.
    Tidbinbilla, making it the most powerful in the
                                                             DAY 7 • INNAMINCKA – BIRDSVILLE                        At the School of Distance Education (previously
    southern hemisphere. Our journey will then
                                                             Our route today takes us through very remote           known as the ‘School of the Air ‘) you will see how
    continue on to the edge of the outback travelling
                                                             country. We pass Australia’s largest shearing          the world’s biggest classroom is run. Enjoy a walk
    through the interesting towns of Wee Waa and
                                                             shed at Cordillo Downs and visit the Cadega            through different native habitats, see birds of prey
    Walgett. This evening we will arrive at the historic
                                                             Ruins before arriving at Birdsville. This town         in action and observe rare animals in the
    river port of Bourke which is situated on the
                                                             began life as ‘Diamantina Crossing’ in 1881 and        nocturnal house at the award-winning Desert
    Darling River but surrounded by red dirt plains
                                                             stories of stockmen who passed through the             Park. Visit the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct.
    and scrub. Overnight Stay: Darling River Motel.
                                                             town on the famous Birdsville Track are part of        Here you can stroll through the original
    DAY 3 • BOURKE – WHITE CLIFFS                            town legend. Overnight Stay: Birdsville Hotel.         cemetery where you will find the graves of the
    Today we will board the paddle vessel PV Jandra                                                                 great Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira and
    for a relaxing cruise along the Darling River            DAY 8 • BIRDSVILLE – BOULIA                            Harold Bell Lasseter of ‘Lasseters Lost Gold’
    before driving further inland to Tilpa. Here we          This morning we’re off to the tracks where             fame. For aviation enthusiasts, the Connellan
    will visit the century old Royal Hotel. Continue         Birdsville’s annual race meeting sees the              Hangar houses memorabilia of this pioneering
    on via Wilcannia before arriving at White Cliffs.        population grow from 120 to 6,000 in two days.         airline. We will call in to the Royal Flying Doctor
    This remarkable opal mining town, famous                 Visit the Birdsville Working Museum to look into       Service to learn how this remarkable lifeline for
    for its underground accommodation, will be               the past and see how harness makers,                   remote areas operates and we’ll visit the Old
    our destination this evening. Overnight Stay:            wheelwrights and blacksmiths worked. We then           Telegraph Station.
    White Cliffs Underground Motel.                          drive out to the edge of the Simpson Desert for
                                                                                                                    DAY 12 • ALICE SPRINGS
                                                             a look at ‘Big Red’. This is the first of over 1,000
    DAY 4 • WHITE CLIFFS – TIBOOBURRA                        parallel sand dunes that vehicles must cross to        The magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges is our
    Discover the unique pioneer opal town of White           reach the western side of the desert. Travelling       destination today. Our first stop is the grave of
    Cliffs on a guided tour. Visit the solar power           via Bedourie we reach Boulia, today’s                  Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying
    station, opal showroom, art gallery and Jock’s           destination which is famous for the Min Min            Doctor Service. Next we take a short walk into
    Place, an underground dugout home and mine.                                                                     Simpsons Gap for a chance to sight rare black-
                                                             Light. Overnight Stay: Desert Sands Motel.
    We then travel north into the outback joining the                                                               footed rock wallabies. Further along the range we
    Silver City Highway, passing through the small           DAY 9 • BOULIA – JERVOIS                               walk into Standley Chasm and on to Ormiston
    settlement of Milparinka before arriving in              We approach the Northern Territory along a dirt        Gorge for lunch and a refreshing swim in the
    Tibooburra, known to be the most isolated town           track grandly named the Donohue Highway. As            waterhole. To end the day we go to the Gosse
    in New South Wales and which was established             we cross into the Northern Territory we stop at        Bluff to see the crater 5 kilometres wide and 150
    at the height of the gold rush. Overnight Stay:          the remote settlement of Tobermorey. We are            metres high, which was created by a comet
    Granites Motel.                                          now on the Plenty Highway which started as a           crashing into earth millions of years ago.
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                                                                                                             Kakadu
                                                                                                             National
                                                                                            DARWIN 2          Park
                                                                                                                    1 JABIRU
                                                                                                Litchfield        Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise
                                                                                                National          Katherine Gorge Cruise
                                                                     HOME VALLEY                   Park
                                                                                                1 KATHERINE
                                                                        STATION
                                                                                1 2 KUNUNURRA NORTHERN
                                                            MANNING GORGE 1                               TERRITORY
                                                           WINDJANA GORGE       2 BUNGLE BUNGLES
                                                                             1    Purnululu National Park
                                                            BROOME 2 Geikie 1
                                                                       Gorge
                                                                                1 HALLS CREEK
                                                                               Cruise          Wolfe Creek Crater
                                                                                                                                                        QUEENSLAND
                                                             FITZROY CROSSING                                               JERVOIS
                                                                        RABBIT FLAT 1                                             1                1 BOULIA
                                                                                               Standley Chasm
                                                                                                                           4    ALICE
                                                                                          KINGS CANYON 1                       SPRINGS
                                                                                                  Kata Tjuta    2          Chambers                1 BIRDSVILLE
                                                                   WESTERN AUSTRALIA                                         Pillar
                                                                                                             ULURU
                                                                                                                                                    2 INNAMINCKA
                                                                                                               SOUTH AUSTRALIA Strzelecki Desert
                                                                                                                                  TIBOOBURRA 1                       NARRABRI
                                                                                                                                                                1            1
                                                                                                                                               WHITE 1        BOURKE
                                                                                                                                               CLIFFS                            Muswellbrook
                                                                                                                                                           NEW SOUTH WALES
                                                               1   Nights accommodation
                                                                   Land Content                                                                                                  Sydney
                                                                   Unsealed Road
Katherine Gorge




    DAY 13 • ALICE SPRINGS –                              DAY 17 • ALICE SPRINGS – RABBIT FLAT                                   outcrops brings you to a platform atop a scenic
    KINGS CANYON                                          (Clients on the 17 Day tour depart the tour this                       amphitheatre for views of verdant palm trees and
    Before we reach Kings Canyon today, we divert         morning after breakfast. Tour Code: OSAC.)                             the valley beyond.
    from the highway to Chambers Pillar. Early            We farewell the Red Centre to drive the legendary                      DAY 21 • BUNGLE BUNGLES –
    explorers used this spectacular rock formation        Tanami Track, one of Australia’s longest stock
                                                                                                                                 FITZROY CROSSING
    as a navigation aid through remote country.           routes. The area is so remote that there are only
                                                                                                                                 We leave Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National
    Heading back through Maryvale Cattle Station,         two roadhouses on the track - Tilmouth Well and
                                                          Rabbit Flat which will be our campsite for                             Park this morning and rejoin the Great
    we rejoin the Stuart Highway until we turn west
                                                          tonight. Overnight Stay: Rabbit Flat Roadhouse                         Northern Highway to Fitzroy River Lodge
    along Ernest Giles Road to Kings Canyon.
                                                          Camping.                                                               which is located on the banks of one of the
    Overnight Stay: Kings Canyon Resort.
                                                                                                                                 highest volume rivers on earth and where we
    DAY 14 • KINGS CANYON – ULURU                         DAY 18 • RABBIT FLAT – HALLS CREEK                                     will set up camp for the night. Overnight Stay:
    This morning enjoy a choice of guided walks.          Flanked by the Tanami Desert and the Great                             Fitzroy River Lodge Camping.
    Take in the atmosphere of Kings Canyon on a           Sandy Desert, we’ll come to the junction of the
                                                          Canning Stock Route. The Canning was once a                            DAY 22 • FITZROY CROSSING – BROOME
    moderate walk along the canyon floor. Or, if
                                                          favourite route for drovers and is now used by                         This morning relax on a cruise through the
    you’re feeling more energetic, a walk along the
                                                          adventurous four-wheel drivers. We’ll then                             sanctuary that is Geikie Gorge, where 30 metre
    rim is also available. Rejoin the coach as we
                                                          continue to Wolfe Creek Crater, the second                             steep limestone walls laid down over a period of
    drive to Kings Creek Station, a working cattle
                                                          largest meteorite crater on earth. A short walk to                     50 million years were formed by fossilised coral
    and camel station which is the largest exporter
                                                          the rim of the crater will reveal an expansive view                    reefs. After the cruise we head west along the
    of wild camels in Australia. We then continue on
                                                          of the perfectly round impact site, which is 60                        Great Northern Highway. Our route along the
    to the million acre cattle station, Curtin Springs
    before arriving at the first of our two night stay    metres deep and nearly a kilometre wide. We’ll                         northern edge of The Great Sandy Desert is
                                                          spend the night in Halls Creek, site of Western                        dotted with the unusually shaped Boab trees.
    in Yulara, a small township purpose-built to
                                                          Australia’s first commercial gold discovery.                           We’ll cross the Fitzroy River that is almost dry at
    cater for visitors to Uluru. Two Night Stay:
                                                          Overnight Stay: Kimberley Hotel.                                       this time of year, but transforms into a mighty
    Desert Gardens Hotel.
                                                          DAY 19 • HALLS CREEK –                                                 torrent over 10 kilometres wide during the wet
    DAY 15 • ULURU                                                                                                               season. In Broome there will be a brief
                                                          BUNGLE BUNGLES
    It’s an early rise today to see the sun come up                                                                              orientation tour before you check in to your hotel.
                                                          This morning explore the old stone buildings at
    over Uluru and then you will have the                                                                                        Two Night Stay: Cable Beach Club Resort.
                                                          the Old Halls Creek town site and the ‘Great Wall
    opportunity to explore this magnificent monolith.
                                                          of China’, a spectacular formation of eroded                           DAY 23 • BROOME
    You may choose to do the 9.5 kilometre base           quartz rock. Our vehicle turns off the Great
    walk or stay with your crew who will take you                                                                                This morning enjoy a tour of the sights of
                                                          Northern Highway and into World Heritage listed                        Broome. Stop at Gantheaume Point for a great
    into special areas to explain their significance to   Purnululu National Park, home to one of Western
    the local Aboriginal people. Spend some time at                                                                              photo opportunity looking back across Cable
                                                          Australia’s most fascinating landmarks, the                            Beach. We then stop at the Broome Jetty before
    the Cultural Centre before we go to the equally       Bungle Bungle range. We’ll head to the southern
    spectacular Kata Tjuta (Olgas). Once at Kata                                                                                 we visit the Japanese Cemetery, a testament to
                                                          end of the Park for a walk into Cathedral Gorge,                       the dangerous early days of the pearling industry
    Tjuta, you can take a walk between the huge           an acoustically magnificent natural amphitheatre.
    rock domes. No visit to Uluru is complete until                                                                              as over 900 divers are buried here. View the Old
                                                          Two Night Stay: Bellburn Safari Camp.
    you see a sunset. Watch the changing colours of                                                                              Courthouse and enjoy a tour at the Pearl
    the mighty monolith during pre-dinner drinks          DAY 20 • BUNGLE BUNGLES                                                Luggers’ Museum where you will learn of the
    before embarking on a unique dining experience        This morning there is the opportunity of taking an                     perils of the deep and what made the pearl
    at the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.        optional helicopter flight over the magnificent                        divers life so hazardous. This afternoon, wander
                                                          Bungle Bungle range (at own expense). Today we                         through the old buildings in China Town where
    DAY 16 • ULURU – ALICE SPRINGS                        drive to the northern end of the Bungle Bungle                         many indigenous art galleries and pearl
    This morning you may wish to take an optional         range for a memorable day of walks into two of                         showrooms can be found. There is also the
    scenic flight over Uluru (own expense). Located       the Park’s best attractions. The first walk is in to                   opportunity of taking an optional scenic flight
    where the Stuart Highway and the Lasseter             Echidna Chasm through a narrow gorge that                              over the picturesque Buccaneer Archipelago (at
    Highway meet, we travel to Erldunda Roadhouse         reveals something new at every bend, it’s like                         own expense).
    before arriving in Alice Springs early afternoon.     walking through a huge gap in the landscape with
    Enjoy some free time to explore Alice Springs         sunlight bouncing off the flaming red hues of the
    before returning to the hotel for dinner.             rock walls. After lunch we set off along a creek                                 CONTINUED NEXT PAGE
    Overnight Stay: Lasseters Hotel.                      bed into Mini Palms. A climb through rocky
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Echidna Chasm                                             Relaxing at Manning Gorge




   DAY 24 • BROOME – WINDJANA GORGE                         reaching the Cambridge Gulf and the port of          park. We then drive on to Kakadu National Park,
   We leave Broome for Derby this morning. On our           Wyndham. A visit here is not complete without        20,000 square kilometres of tropical wilderness,
   way into town we will visit the famous Boab              taking in the panoramic views of the region at       savannah woodland, ancient escarpments and
   Prison Tree that for many years was used by              the Five Rivers Lookout. You will see for miles      inhabited by a multitude of flora and fauna. A visit
   police as a convenient lock-up for prisoners. This       out across the Cambridge Gulf and the five           to the excellent Bowali Visitors’ Centre will
   afternoon we join the famous Gibb River Road,            rivers that flow into it - the Ord, Pentecost,       provide you with plenty of information about this
   originally a stock route that was upgraded to carry      Durack, King and Forrest. Continuing to              complex region. Depending on time and
   giant road trains loaded with cattle. At Windjana        Kununurra we will follow the Carr Boyd Range.        availability you might choose to take a scenic
   Gorge a large population of Johnston fresh water         Kununurra is a vibrant town at the centre of the     flight over the wetlands of Kakadu (at own
   crocodiles inhabit the water hole. We will set up        fertile Ord River Irrigation Scheme which ships      expense). Overnight Stay: Kakadu Lodge
   camp before taking a leisurely walk into the gorge       huge volumes of fruit and fresh produce to           Caravan Park Camping.
   to spot some crocodiles basking in the sun. As the       Australian and overseas markets. Two Night
                                                                                                                 DAY 31 • JABIRU – DARWIN
   sun’s last rays light up the mountain range, enjoy       Stay: Kununurra Lakeside Resort.
                                                                                                                 This morning enjoy a cruise on the Yellow
   a drink with your fellow travellers. Overnight Stay:     DAY 28 • KUNUNURRA                                   Waters Billabong where it is possible to see
   Windjana Gorge Camping.                                  To start this exciting day we visit the Hoochery,    estuarine crocodiles in their natural habitat.
   DAY 25 • WINDJANA GORGE –                                the State’s only licensed distillery where rum is    One third of Australia's bird species is
   MANNING GORGE                                            produced from local sugar. We’ll then drive to       represented in Kakadu National Park, with at
   After packing up the tents we will take you to           the rebuilt homestead of the Durack family,          least 60 species found in these wetlands.
   Tunnel Creek. Here you will enjoy a walk into            Argyle Downs. After a visit to the homestead that    Whistling ducks, jabiru, brolga and magpie
   Western Australia’s oldest cave system. Bell Gorge       is now a museum, we cross the dam wall to join       geese are the most abundant. Then it’s onto
   is one of the most picturesque gorges of the West        a cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into     Ubirr to view Aboriginal rock art galleries that
   Kimberley where swimming, photography,                   Lake Kununurra.                                      date back thousands of years. After a climb up
   bushwalking and bird watching can be enjoyed. We                                                              on to the escarpment you will be rewarded with
                                                            DAY 29 • KUNUNURRA – KATHERINE
   will then continue along the Gibb River Road. The                                                             panoramic views you’ll never forget. In the
                                                            Today we leave the Kimberley and Western
   day will end at Manning Gorge where after setting                                                             heart of crocodile, buffalo and barramundi
                                                            Australia and enter the Northern Territory. We
   up camp we’ll enjoy dinner under the stars.                                                                   country, we’ll stop briefly at the quirky Bark
                                                            will pass by Bullo River Station, made famous by
   Overnight Stay: Manning Gorge Camping.                                                                        Hut Inn. Our journey then takes us to the laid-
                                                            top-selling author Sara Henderson. On to the
                                                                                                                 back tropical city of Darwin. Two Night Stay:
   DAY 26 • MANNING GORGE –                                 mighty escarpment country in the Victoria River
                                                                                                                 Crowne Plaza Hotel.
   HOME VALLEY STATION – KIMBERLEY                          region, one of the most picturesque areas in the
   There are very few populated areas between               Northern Territory. We’ll travel through Timber      DAY 32 • DARWIN – LITCHFIELD NATIONAL
   Manning Gorge and Home Valley Station, so                Creek, named in 1855 when the explorer               PARK – DARWIN
   today we will take in the sights and enjoy a             Augustus Gregory used timber from the banks          We’ll spend our last touring day in Litchfield
   picnic along the way. As we travel on, the red           of the creek to repair his expedition’s boat. Near   National Park where numerous waterfalls
   escarpment of the Cockburn Range will                    the Victoria River Crossing, we’ll pass by the       cascade from a sandstone plateau called the
   dominate the landscape and will eventually lead          Victoria River Downs Station which was once the      ‘Tabletop Range’. View intriguing magnetic
   us to Home Valley Station, a working cattle              largest land holding on earth. The Victoria River,   termite mounds. We then travel to the
   station spread over 700,000 acres of untamed             known by locals as ‘The Vic’, was a key influence    extraordinarily beautiful Wangi Falls for the
   Kimberley wilderness. Overnight Stay:                    on Aboriginal heritage and today is a lifeline for   chance to swim in the pool at the base of the
   Home Valley Station Homestead.                           pastoral properties. When we arrive at               falls. We’ll spend the afternoon at the Territory
                                                            Katherine we’ll set up camp for the night.           Wildlife Park where you can get close to the
   DAY 27 • HOME VALLEY STATION –
                                                            Overnight Stay: Nitmiluk Caravan Park Camping.       birdlife in the dome aviary or walk through the
   KUNUNURRA
                                                                                                                 aquarium tunnel as barramundi and turtles swim
   This morning enjoy a guided tour of this part of         DAY 30 • KATHERINE – JABIRU
                                                                                                                 overhead. The majority of fauna found in the Top
   the rugged Kimberley. Visit the mighty Pentecost         You’ll agree that our early start is well worth it
                                                                                                                 End is represented in this Park which covers 400
   River, explore the vast and ancient sandstone            because the still of the morning is the best time
                                                                                                                 hectares. Our dinner this evening is time to say
   cliffs of Bindoola Gorge and take a refreshing           of day to cruise through Katherine Gorge. The
                                                                                                                 farewell to your crew and fellow travellers.
   swim in the clear waters of the Bindoola Pools.          cruise takes in two of thirteen gorges carved
   Your Aboriginal guide will share with you the            through ancient sandstone by the Katherine           DAY 33 • DARWIN
   history and indigenous involvment that surround          River. At the Nitmiluk Visitors’ Centre you’ll see   This morning after breakfast you will be
   Home Valley’s operations. We then reboard our            informative displays outlining the geology,          transferred to the airport for your homebound
   coach to follow the Cockburn Range before                landscape and Aboriginal history of the national     flight.
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Road sign near Alice Springs                              The Living Desert Sculptures, Broken Hill




    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS                                                                   ACCOMMODATION
    • Overnight in the outback township of Tibooburra, the most isolated              We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the
      town in New South Wales                                                         most of what each region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to
    • Pass through Cameron Corner where New South Wales, South                        wilderness lodges and tented cabins. During this tour enjoy the
      Australia and Queensland meet
                                                                                      experience of camping 7 of the 32 nights in your own tent. All equipment,
    • Travel through the Strzelecki Desert along the Strzelecki Track to
      Innamincka                                                                      including comfortable off the ground beds, will be provided and our
    • Travel through the Simpson Desert, home to the awesome sand                     friendly crew will show you the ropes of how to pitch your own tent.
      dune ‘Big Red’                                                                  • The following overnight stays are in camp areas which all have toilet
    • Fossicking for red garnets and sparkling zircons at Gemtree                       and shower facilities - Day 9, 17, 21, 24, 25, 29 and 30
    • Explore Alice Springs including a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor              • Day 19 & 20 – your 2 night stay at Bellburn Safari Camp is in
      Service, the award-winning Desert Park and the Old Telegraph Station              permanently tented safari cabins, comfortable beds and shared facilities
    • Explore the magnificent monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and
      spectacular giant domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
    • Experience unique dining under the stars with views of Uluru and                                 DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
      Kata Tjuta at the Sounds of Silence dinner
    • Take in the atmosphere of Kings Canyon with a walk along the rim                  2009 Apr 13                              33 Day Tour                     Tour Code: OSCD
      of the canyon or along the canyon floor                                           2010 Apr 12                              Sydney to Darwin                             $11,695
                                                                                                                                 Single Supplement                             $2,260
    • Travel along the legendary Tanami Track, one of Australia’s longest
      stock routes                                                                      2009 Apr 13                              17 Day Tour                      Tour Code: OSAC
    • Stay 2 nights in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park                2010 Apr 12                              Sydney to Alice Springs                $6,645
      at the Bellburn Safari Camp                                                                                                Single Supplement                      $1,130
                                                                                                                                 OSAC Includes: 4 nights in Alice Springs,
    • Walk into the majestic Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm in the                                                            1 night in Kings Canyon and 2 nights
      Bungle Bungles                                                                                                             in Uluru
    • Cruise through the amazing Geikie Gorge                                                                                    11 Day Tour                       Tour Code: OSA
                                                                                        2009 Apr 13
    • Stay 2 nights at luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort in Broome                                                               Sydney to Alice Springs                        $4,095
                                                                                        2010 Apr 12
    • Broome sightseeing tour including a tour at the Pearl Luggers’                                                             Single Supplement                               $650
      Museum                                                                                                                     OSA Includes: 1 night in Alice Springs
    • Travel the length of the remote Gibb River Road through the centre                Clients also have the option of taking this itinerary in reverse
      of the Kimberley Region
    • Visit spectacular Windjana Gorge, home to Johnston fresh water                    2009 Sep 17                              33 Day Tour                     Tour Code: ODCS
      crocodiles                                                                        2010 Sep 16                              Darwin to Sydney                              $11,695
    • Walk into Tunnel Creek, Western Australia’s oldest cave system                                                             Single Supplement                              $2,260
    • Overnight stay in the Kimberley at Home Valley Station Homestead                  2009 Oct 03                              17 Day Tour                     Tour Code: OCAS
    • Cruise down the spectacular Ord River and into Lake Kununurra                                                              Alice Springs to Sydney                  $6,645
                                                                                        2010 Oct 02
    • Guided cruise through stunning Katherine Gorge                                                                             Single Supplement                        $1,130
                                                                                                                                 OCAS Includes: 4 nights in Alice Springs,
    • Explore World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park                                                                         1 night in Kings Canyon and 2 nights in Uluru
    • Visit beautiful Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park
    • 2 night stay at the 5 star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Darwin                           2009 Oct 09                              11 Day Tour                      Tour Code: OASS
                                                                                        2010 Oct 08                              Alice Springs to Sydney                 $4,095
                                                                                                                                 Single Supplement                        $650
    ON TOUR ACTIVITIES                                                                                                           OASS Includes: 1 night in Alice Springs
    A number of great walks are included on various days throughout this
    tour. The following walks are considered moderate to difficult and a good
    level of fitness will especially be required for these walks:                      All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees,
                                                                                       accommodation and meals as specified. Additional activities are at own expense and unless
    • Cathedral Gorge • Echidna Chasm • Mini Palms • Tunnel Creek                      otherwise stated must be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31
    • Manning Gorge • Bell Gorge • Around Uluru • Kings Canyon                         March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. Flights are not
                                                                                       included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    • Palm Valley
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    RED CENTRE, KIMBERLEY & TOP END
    18/24 days




Didgeridoos                                               Chambers Pillar




    DAY 1 • ALICE SPRINGS                                   DAY 6 • ULURU                                        DAY 12 • BUNGLE BUNGLES –
    Welcome to Alice Springs, Australia’s most              It’s an early rise today to see the sun come up      FITZROY CROSSING
    famous outback town. This evening, meet your            over Uluru and then you will have the                We leave Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National
    Outback Discovery crew and get together                 opportunity to explore this magnificent monolith.    Park and rejoin the Great Northern Highway to
    with your fellow travellers during dinner.              Spend some time at the Cultural Centre before        Halls Creek. Arrive Fitzroy River and set up
    Three Night Stay: Lasseters Hotel.                      we go to the spectacular Kata Tjuta (Olgas).         camp for the night. Overnight Stay: Fitzroy River
                                                            Watch the changing colours of the mighty             Lodge Camping.
    DAY 2 • ALICE SPRINGS                                   monolith during pre-dinner drinks before
    Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Alice Springs.     embarking on a unique dining experience at the       DAY 13 • FITZROY CROSSING – BROOME
    At the School of Distance Education (previously         award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner.              Relax on a cruise this morning through the
    known as the ‘School of the Air‘) you will see how                                                           sanctuary that is Geikie Gorge. We then head
    the world’s biggest classroom is run. Take a walk       DAY 7 • ULURU – ALICE SPRINGS
                                                                                                                 west along the Great Northern Highway. In
    through the different native habitats at the            This morning you may wish to take an optional
                                                                                                                 Broome there will be a brief orientation tour
    award-winning Desert Park. Visit the Alice              scenic flight over Uluru (own expense). Located
                                                                                                                 before you check in to your hotel. Two Night Stay:
    Springs Cultural Precinct and the Old Telegraph         where the Stuart Highway and the Lasseter
                                                            Highway meet, we travel to Erldunda Roadhouse        Cable Beach Club Resort.
    Station. We will also call in to the Royal Flying
                                                            before arriving in Alice Springs early afternoon.    DAY 14 • BROOME
    Doctor Service to learn how this remarkable
                                                            Enjoy free time to explore Alice Springs before      This morning enjoy a tour of the sights of
    lifeline for remote areas operates.
                                                            returning to the hotel for dinner. (Clients on the   Broome. Stop at Gantheaume Point and then we
    DAY 3 • ALICE SPRINGS                                   18 Day tour join the tour this evening. Tour Code:   visit the Japanese Cemetery and the Old
    The magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges is               OABD.) Overnight Stay: Lasseters Hotel.              Courthouse. Enjoy a very informative
    our destination today. We take a short walk into        DAY 8 • ALICE SPRINGS – RABBIT FLAT                  demonstration at the Pearl Luggers’ Museum.
    Simpsons Gap for a chance to sight rare                 We farewell the Red Centre to drive the              This afternoon there is the opportunity of taking
    black-footed rock wallabies. Further along the          legendary Tanami Track, one of Australia’s           an optional scenic flight over the Buccaneer
    range we walk into Standley Chasm and on                longest stock routes. The area is so remote that     Archipelago (at own expense).
    to Ormiston Gorge for a refreshing swim in              there are only two roadhouses on the track -
    the waterhole.                                                                                               DAY 15 • BROOME – WINDJANA GORGE
                                                            Tilmouth Well and Rabbit Flat which will be our
                                                                                                                 We leave Broome for Derby. On our way into
    DAY 4 • ALICE SPRINGS – KINGS CANYON                    campsite for tonight. Overnight Stay: Rabbit Flat
                                                            Roadhouse Camping.                                   town we will visit the Boab Prison Tree. This
    Before we reach Kings Canyon today, we divert                                                                afternoon we join the famous Gibb River Road.
    from the highway to Chambers Pillar. Early              DAY 9 • RABBIT FLAT – HALLS CREEK                    At Windjana Gorge we will set up camp before
    explorers used this spectacular rock formation as       Flanked by the Tanami Desert and the Great           taking a leisurely walk into the gorge to spot
    a navigation aid through remote country. Heading        Sandy Desert, we’ll come to the junction of the      some crocodiles basking in the sun. Overnight
    back through Maryvale Cattle Station, we rejoin         Canning Stock Route. We’ll then continue to          Stay: Windjana Gorge Camping.
    the Stuart Highway until we turn west along             Wolfe Creek Crater, the second largest meteorite
    Ernest Giles Road to Kings Canyon. Overnight            crater on earth. Overnight Stay: Kimberley Hotel.    DAY 16 • WINDJANA GORGE –
    Stay: Kings Canyon Resort.                                                                                   MANNING GORGE
                                                            DAY 10 • HALLS CREEK –
                                                                                                                 After packing up the tents we will take you to
    DAY 5 • KINGS CANYON – ULURU                            BUNGLE BUNGLES
                                                                                                                 Tunnel Creek. Here you will enjoy a walk into
    This morning enjoy a choice of guided walks.            This morning our journey takes us into World
                                                                                                                 Western Australia’s oldest cave system. We
    Take in the atmosphere of Kings Canyon on a             Heritage listed Purnululu (Bungle Bungle)
                                                                                                                 will then continue along the Gibb River Road
    moderate walk along the canyon floor. Or, if            National Park. We’ll head to the southern end
                                                            of the Park for a walk into Cathedral Gorge.         to Manning Gorge where after setting up
    you’re feeling more energetic, a walk along the                                                              camp we’ll enjoy dinner under the stars.
    rim is also available. Rejoin the coach as we           Two Night Stay: Bellburn Safari Camp.
                                                                                                                 Overnight Stay: Manning Gorge Camping.
    drive to Kings Creek Station, a working cattle          DAY 11 • BUNGLE BUNGLES
    and camel station which is the largest exporter         This morning there is the opportunity of taking      DAY 17 • MANNING GORGE –
    of wild camels in Australia. We then continue on        an optional helicopter flight over the Bungle        HOME VALLEY STATION – KIMBERLEY
    to the million acre cattle station, Curtin Springs      Bungle range (at own expense). Today we drive        As we travel through this remote region today
    before arriving at the first of our two night stay      to the northern end of the Bungle Bungle range       the red escarpment of the Cockburn Range will
    in Yulara, a small township purpose-built to            for a memorable day of walks. The first walk is      dominate the landscape and will eventually lead
    cater for visitors to Uluru. Two Night Stay:            into Echidna Chasm and then we set off along a       us to Home Valley Station. Overnight Stay:
    Desert Gardens Hotel.                                   creek bed into Mini Palms.                           Home Valley Station Homestead.
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                                                                                                                                                                      Kakadu
                                                                                                                                                                      National
                                                                                                                                DARWIN 2                               Park      1 JABIRU

                                                                                                                                          Litchfield                        Yellow Waters
                                                                                                                                         National Park                     Billabong Cruise
                                                                                                                                                                             Katherine Gorge Cruise
                                                                                                                                                                        1 KATHERINE
                                                                                            HOME VALLEY KUNUNURRA
                                                                                              STATION 1 2




                                                                                                                                                     Victoria River
                                                                                                           Chamberlain Lake Argyle
                                                                  MANNING GORGE
                                                                                1                             Gorge
                                                                                                             Cruise Echidna Chasm
                                                                WINDJANA GORGE                                        Cathedral Gorge
                                                                                                  1                                  Purnululu National Park
                                                              BROOME 2                                  Geikie                  2 BUNGLE BUNGLES
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                        Gorge
                                                                                                        Cruise      1
                                                                                                                                HALLS CREEK                                             NORTHERN TERRITORY




                                                                                                                 Tanami Track
                                                                                       FITZROY
                                                                                                                                Wolfe Creek Crater
                                                                                      CROSSING
                                                                                                                 Tanami Desert
                                                                                                                                         1 RABBIT FLAT
                                                                                 WESTERN AUSTRALIA                                             Tan
                                                                                                                                                  am
                                                                                                                                                    i Tr
                                                                                                                                                        ack
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Standley Chasm
                                                                                                                                                                       Gosse Bluff
                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 ALICE SPRINGS
                                                                                                                                   KINGS CANYON 1




                                                                                                                                                                                             Stuart Hwy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chambers Pillar
                                                          1   Nights accommodation                                                          ULURU                           2        Lasseter Highway
                                                              Land Content                                                                  Kata Tjuta
                                                              Unsealed Road
Manning Gorge



                                                         TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    DAY 18 • HOME VALLEY STATION –                       • Explore Alice Springs including a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Desert Park
    KUNUNURRA                                            • Stay 2 nights at Desert Gardens Hotel in Uluru
    This morning enjoy a guided tour of this part of     • Explore Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the spectacular giant domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
    the rugged Kimberley. A visit here is not            • Experience unique dining under the stars at the Sounds of Silence dinner at Uluru
    complete without taking in the panoramic views       • Take in the atmosphere of Kings Canyon on a guided walk
    of the region at the Five Rivers Lookout.            • Travel along the legendary Tanami Track, one of Australia’s longest stock routes
    Two Night Stay: Kununurra Lakeside Resort.           • Stay 2 nights in the World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park at the Bellburn Safari Camp
    DAY 19 • KUNUNURRA                                   • Walk into the majestic Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Chasm in the Bungle Bungle range
    This morning we visit the Hoochery, the State’s      • Cruise through the amazing Geikie Gorge
    only licensed distillery where rum is produced       • Stay 2 nights at luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort in Broome
    from local sugar. We then drive to the rebuilt       • Broome sightseeing tour including a tour at the Pearl Luggers’ Museum
    homestead of the Durack family, Argyle Downs,        • Travel the length of the Gibb River Road through the centre of the Kimberley Region
    which is now a museum. We then cross the dam         • Visit spectacular Windjana Gorge, home to Johnston fresh water crocodiles
    wall to join a cruise down the Ord River.            • Overnight stay in the rugged Kimberley at Home Valley Station Homestead
    DAY 20 • KUNUNURRA – KATHERINE                       • Explore World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park
    Today we leave the Kimberley and Western             • Visit beautiful Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park
    Australia and enter the Northern Territory. We
    will travel on to the mighty escarpment country      ACCOMMODATION
    in the Victoria River region. When we arrive at      We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles which make the most of what each
    Katherine we set up camp for the night.              region has to offer - from 3.5 to 5 star hotels to wilderness lodges and tented cabins.
    Overnight Stay: Nitmiluk Caravan Park Camping.       During this tour enjoy the experience of camping 6 of the 23 nights in your own tent. All
    DAY 21 • KATHERINE – JABIRU                          equipment, including comfortable off the ground beds, will be provided and our friendly
    This morning we cruise through Katherine Gorge.      crew will show you the ropes of how to pitch your own tent.
    We then drive on to Kakadu National Park home        • The following overnight stays are in camp areas which all have toilet and shower
    to tropical wilderness, savannah woodland and          facilities – Day 8, 12, 15, 16, 20 and 21
    ancient escarpments. Depending on time and           • Day 10 & 11 – your 2 night stay at Bellburn Safari Camp is in permanently tented safari
    availability you might choose to take a scenic         cabins, comfortable beds and shared facilities
    flight over the wetlands of Kakadu (at own
    expense). Overnight Stay: Kakadu Lodge Caravan       ON TOUR ACTIVITIES
    Park Camping.                                        A number of great walks are included on various days throughout this tour. The following
    DAY 22 • JABIRU – DARWIN                             walks are considered moderate to difficult and a good level of fitness will especially be
    This morning enjoy a cruise on the Yellow Waters     required for these walks:
    Billabong.Then it’s on to Ubirr to view Aboriginal   • Cathedral Gorge • Echidna Chasm • Mini Palms • Tunnel Creek • Bell Gorge
    rock art galleries that date back thousands of       • Manning Gorge • Bindoola Gorge • Around Uluru • Kings Canyon • Palm Valley
    years. Two Night Stay: Crowne Plaza Hotel.
    DAY 23 • DARWIN – LITCHFIELD                                                             DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    NATIONAL PARK – DARWIN
                                                              2009 Apr 22 24 Day Tour Tour Code: OACD 2009 Apr 28 18 Day Tour Tour Code: OABD
    We’ll spend our last touring day in Litchfield
    National Park. We’ll travel to the extraordinarily        2010 Apr 21 Alice Springs to Darwin $9,065 2010 Apr 27 Alice Springs to Darwin $6,265
                                                                                 Single Supplement                              $1,890                                           Single Supplement                     $1,185
    beautiful Wangi Falls. We’ll spend the afternoon
    at the Territory Wildlife Park. Our dinner this                         Clients also have the option of taking this itinerary in reverse
    evening is time to say farewell to your crew and          2009 Sep 17 24 Day Tour Tour Code: ODCA 2009 Sep 17 18 Day Tour Tour Code: ODBA
    fellow travellers.                                        2010 Sep 16 Darwin to Alice Springs $9,065 2010 Sep 16 Darwin to Alice Springs $6,265
                                                                                 Single Supplement                              $1,890                                           Single Supplement                     $1,185
    DAY 24 • DARWIN
                                                           All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as specified.
    This morning after breakfast you will be               Additional activities are at own expense and unless otherwise stated must be booked on tour. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from
    transferred to the airport for your homebound          01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside this period. Flights are not included. For full terms
                                                           and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    flight.
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    SPRING WILDFLOWERS & MONKEY MIA
    15 days




Dolphin, Monkey Mia                                    The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park




    DAY 1 • PERTH                                        DAY 5 • ALBANY                                    DAY 9 • HYDEN – PERTH
    On arrival at Perth airport you will be met and      This morning tour Torndirrup National Park        Travel to York, one of Western Australia’s most
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure     where the Southern Ocean has moulded the          historic towns and visit the York Motor Museum,
    before meeting your Outback Discovery crew           rugged coastline into some spectacular rock       recognised as one of the finest private
    and fellow travelling companions for a welcome       formations. One of the most notable is the        collections of veteran, vintage, classic and
    dinner. Overnight Stay: Holiday Inn Burswood.        granite Natural Bridge and the Gap, where the     racing cars in Australia. Housing a collection of
                                                         waves rush in and out with tremendous ferocity.   approximately 150 vehicles, the museum
    DAY 2 • PERTH – BUSSELTON
                                                         Experience Albany’s seafaring history at          presents the evolution of motor transport with
    This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of
                                                         Whaleworld, a fascinating whaling museum          fine examples of quality and workmanship from
    historic Perth Mint. Your tour includes the
                                                         located in Australia’s last operational whaling   each era. These range from an 1894 Peugeot to
    amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour,
                                                         station. This afternoon enjoy a Wilderness and    the Williams FW07 which Australian Alan Jones
    during which pure gold is heated to molten
                                                         Geology Cruise, you may even spot some            drove on his way to becoming the 1980 World
    temperatures and transformed into a solid
                                                         migratory whales breaching.                       Grand Prix Champion. Continue on to Perth.
    gold bar. After your tour you’ll enjoy morning
    tea at the Mint. From Perth we drive to the          DAY 6 • ALBANY – ESPERANCE                        Two Night Stay: Holiday Inn Burswood.
    Forest Heritage Centre. Here you can explore         The imposing jagged peaks of the Stirling         DAY 10 • PERTH
    wildflowers and timber getters trails and            Range, combined with serene 360 degree
                                                                                                           This morning you’ll enjoy the city sights of Perth
    climb the 11 metre forest canopy viewing             views and the breathtaking beauty of the
                                                                                                           including Government House, Bell Tower and
    platform and series of walkways. We reboard          Stirling Range National Park, ensures a truly
                                                                                                           the WACA Ground. At Kings Park take in the
    our vehicle to journey along the spectacular         memorable visit. Continue to the coastal town
                                                                                                           great views of the river and city. We then
    coastline to Busselton. Two Night Stay:              of Esperance and be amazed by the stunning
    Abbey Beach Resort.                                  coastline with sparkly turquoise water and        continue on to the port city of Fremantle for a
                                                         squeaky white sand. Overnight Stay:               brief orientation tour. You’ll get a good overview
    DAY 3 • BUSSELTON                                                                                      of the charm of the historic harbour precinct,
                                                         Comfort Inn Bay of Isles.
    Travel to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse on the most                                                          the well-preserved architecture, the bustling
    south western tip of Australia, where the Indian     DAY 7 • ESPERANCE – KALGOORLIE                    ‘cappuccino strip’ and markets. After some free
    and Southern Oceans meet. Your local guide           Journey to the gold rush town of Kalgoorlie       time exploring Fremantle, board your cruise
    will explain how the old lighthouse was              and follow the Golden Mile, said to have been     vessel for our return to Perth on the Swan River.
    manually operated until 1982 by a clockwork          the richest square mile of gold bearing earth     On the way you’ll savour a delicious buffet
    mechanism and kero burner, one of the last in        in the world. The discovery of gold in the        lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is yours
    the world. Visit Caveworks, a fascinating eco-       Kalgoorlie Goldfields over one hundred years      to continue exploring the city.
    centre with impressive educational displays.         ago resulted in the influx of thousands, who
    Then enter Mammoth Cave to learn about these         scoured the red earth in a frenzied search for    DAY 11 • PERTH – GERALDTON
    spectacular limestone formations. Visit Eagles       alluvial gold. Tour Hannan Street and             Travel to Nambung National Park, home of
    Heritage which houses the largest collection of      admire several fine old Victorian-style hotels.   the Pinnacles. These limestone pillars rise up
    eagles, hawks, falcons and owls in Australia.        At the Miners Hall of Fame you will have the      to 4 metres high out of the sand like ancient
    Finish your day tasting the local wines which        opportunity to pan for gold, watch gold           ruins. The raw material for the limestone
    the Margaret River area is renowned for.             being poured or even put on your hard hat         came from seashells which were brought
                                                         and go down a mineshaft. Overnight Stay:          ashore by waves thousands of years ago and
    DAY 4 • BUSSELTON – ALBANY
                                                         Rydges Kalgoorlie.                                then carried inland by the wind to form high
    Travel south to the famous Gloucester Tree.
    Standing at 61 metres tall, the tree is from the     DAY 8 • KALGOORLIE – HYDEN                        mobile dunes. Over time the elements have
    Karri family, the world’s third tallest tree         Once the centre of Australia's greatest gold      removed the surrounding sand, leaving the
    species. It was pegged in 1946 so that people        rush, Coolgardie is known as the ‘Mother of the   pillars exposed. Then we’ll visit Western
    could climb it and use it as a watchtower for        Western Australian Goldfields’ and is now the     Flora Park and take a tour with
    bushfires. Take a breathtaking ride on the           Nation's best preserved gold mining town. We’ll   internationally recognised wildflower expert
    Pemberton Tramway through the towering               drive along the town’s wide streets lined with    Allan Tinker. Described as the ‘wildflower
    Karri and Jarrah Forests. Continue on to the         grand stone and brick buildings, and corrugated   wizard’ and having three wildflower species
    Valley of the Giants and the Tree Top Walk to        iron and timber homes that reflect both the       named after him, your tour will provide a
    view the canopy of the magnificent tingle            wealth and importance of the gold rush. Journey   unique insight into the wonders of Western
    forest and get a different perspective on the        to Hyden to see the unusual rock formations of    Australian wildflowers. Overnight Stay:
    shapes, sounds and movement of the forest.           Hippo’s Yawn and Wave Rock. Overnight Stay:       All Seasons Geraldton or Best Western
    Two Night Stay: Dog Rock Hotel.                      Wave Rock Hotel Motel.                            Hospitality Inn.
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                                                                                            BUSSELTON 2                        Stirling Range                             ESPERANCE
                                                                                                                               National Park
                                                                                                 Margaret River
                                                           1   Nights accommodation
                                                                                                             Cape Leeuwin                      2 ALBANY
                                                               Land Content
                                                                                                                                                   Torndirrup
Wildflowers                                                                                                                                       National Park


                                                          TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    DAY 12 • GERALDTON – SHARK BAY                        • Watch a traditional gold pour during a tour of the Perth Mint and enjoy Devonshire Tea
    The sprawling Kalbarri National Park is located         in the elegant Perth Mint Tea Garden
    on the lower reaches of the Murchison River. As
                                                          • Guided tour of the unique Forest Heritage Centre
    you travel through the park today you’ll see
    magnificent red and white banded gorges and           • 2 night stay at Abbey Beach Resort situated on the beachfront of Geographe Bay
    wildflowers on the rolling sand plains. We’ll visit   • Visit to the historic Cape Leewin Lighthouse on the south western tip of Australia –
    Nature’s Window which is a natural rock arch            a famous landmark over 100 years old
    that frames the upstream view. We’ll then stop        • Guided tour of the fascinating Caveworks and Mammoth Caves
    at Hawks Head Lookout which offers                    • Visit the Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre which houses the largest collection in
    spectacular views of Murchison Gorge.
    Overnight Stay: Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.              Australia of eagles, hawks and falcons
                                                          • Wine tasting at a winery in the Margaret River area
    DAY 13 • SHARK BAY – KALBARRI
                                                          • Visit the famous Gloucester Tree, the world’s tallest bushfire lookout tree
    Located at Dolphin Beach, famous for its
    kilometres of secluded crystal blue waters and        • Take a breathtaking ride on the Pemberton Tramway through the Karri and
    pristine white-shell beaches, World Heritage            Jarrah Forests
    listed Monkey Mia has attracted pods of               • Walk along the canopy of the Valley of the Giants in Albany
    dolphins to its tranquil shores daily for more        • See the spectacular rock formations of Natural Bridge and the Gap
    than forty years. This dolphin interaction is         • Guided tour of the Whaleworld Museum in Albany
    known to be one of the most reliable meeting
    places for dolphins in the world. Shark Bay is        • Visit beautiful Stirling Ranges National Park
    also home to other marine life such as sharks,        • Guided tour and gold panning at the Miners Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie
    whales, turtles, manta rays and dugongs. Visit        • See the unusual rock formations of Hippo’s Yawn and Wave Rock
    Hamelin Pool to see some of the world’s oldest        • Visit the York Motor Museum, recognised as one of the finest private collections of
    organisms - stromatolites. The dome shaped              veteran and vintage cars in Australia
    structures are the result of primitive life forms
    that first existed on earth billions of years ago.
                                                          • Explore the sights of Perth and Fremantle followed by a luncheon cruise on the
    Travel through part of Kalbarri National Park,          Swan River
    famous for its extraordinary river gorge scenery      • See the unique Pinnacles landscape at Nambung National Park
    and onto the seaside town of Kalbarri.                • Guided tour with Allan Tinker, an internationally recognised wildflower expert
    Overnight Stay: Kalbarri Edge Resort.                 • Visit World Heritage listed Shark Bay and admire the dolphins at Monkey Mia
    DAY 14 • KALBARRI – PERTH                               up close
    Watch out for beautiful springtime wildflowers        • Visit New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town and see the imposing monastery
    as you travel to the Western Wildflower Farm to
    see, smell and touch the flowers. You’ll tour the     ACCOMMODATION
    wildflower packing, drying and dyeing sheds
    and outside you can stroll amongst kangaroo           We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles on this tour ranging from
    paws, flowering gums and shrubs. Visit New            3.5 to 5 star hotels. Each location has been chosen to make the most of what each
    Norcia, a piece of old Spain in the middle of the     region has to offer.
    Australian bush. See the imposing monastery, a
    sample of fine European architecture and the
    fascinating museum containing everything from
    the history of the mission to paintings by
    Spanish and Italian masters. Continue to Perth                                          DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    where you’ll say farewell to your crew and              2009 Sep           13, 16           2010 Sep              12, 15            15 Day Tour                     Tour Code: OWWA
    fellow travellers at this evening’s dinner.                                27, 30                                 26, 29            Perth to Perth                                    $5,195
    Overnight Stay: Holiday Inn Burswood.                                                                                               Single Supplement                                 $1,255
    DAY 15 • PERTH                                         All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
    Your tour concludes after breakfast when you           specified. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside
                                                           this period. Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    will be transferred to the airport.
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    TASMANIAN WILDERNESS EXPLORER
    12 days




Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park                  Penal Colony, Port Arthur




    DAY 1 • LAUNCESTON                                    DAY 4 • CRADLE MOUNTAIN                              visit to Sarah Island where a guide will take you
    On arrival at Launceston airport you will be          A special day begins with a guided tour of the       on a tour around the remains of this harsh
    met and transferred to your hotel (please book        World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain - Lake St      penal island whilst reciting stories of survival.
    flights to arrive by 1.30pm). This afternoon          Clair National Park. In 1911 Austrian born           This evening you will enjoy the comic re-
    meet your Outback Discovery crew and fellow           naturalist Gustaf Weindorfer bought land and         enactment of a true story of escape from Sarah
    travellers and join them for a tour of                built a chalet to attract people who wanted to       Island aboard ‘The Ship That Never Was’.
    Launceston. This is a city of elegant 19th            trek at Cradle Mountain. Nestled among the           DAY 7 • STRAHAN – HOBART
    century architecture and the surrounding              myrtles and King Billy pines at Cradle Valley, the
                                                                                                               Today we make our way back to Queenstown
    countryside is Tasmania’s premier wine-               rebuilt Waldheim Chalet takes you back to the
                                                                                                               before driving across barren slopes damaged
    growing region. Launceston was founded on             time when the Weindorfers first offered their
                                                                                                               by the many years of mining. We’ll visit the
    the junction of the Tamar, North Esk and South        renowned hospitality to guests. You will also
                                                                                                               deepest lake in Australia, Lake St. Clair. From
    Esk Rivers and it is known as Tasmania's              spend time exploring Dove Lake. Later there’s
                                                                                                               here, it’s on to Russell Falls in Mount Field
    ‘Garden City’. We will visit Cataract Gorge           free time to take another walk from your lodge.
                                                                                                               National Parks, where the track to the
    where you can enjoy a ride on the world's             You may be lucky enough to see a platypus in the
                                                                                                               picturesque falls is framed by stunning tall
    longest single span chairlift or a walk over the      pools of Pencil Pine Creek or a wombat feeding
                                                                                                               tree ferns. We’ll continue to historic New
    historic King George Bridge. This evening             in the bush. We’ll host a wine and cheese tasting
                                                                                                               Norfolk for a brief look around. New Norfolk
    enjoy a welcome dinner. Overnight Stay:               before dinner, so you can sample some of the
    Peppers Seaport Resort or similar.                    excellent local produce. After dinner there will     was pioneered in 1808 by Norfolk Island free
                                                          be an informative slide presentation about           settlers and has many fine examples of
    DAY 2 • LAUNCESTON – STANLEY                                                                               colonial architecture including St. Matthews
                                                          Cradle Mountain, its flora and fauna.
    Our first stop on our journey around this                                                                  Church, Australia’s oldest church, Bush Inn
    beautiful island state will be at the Trowunna        DAY 5 • CRADLE MOUNTAIN – STRAHAN                    and Old Colony Inn, now a museum. We’ll then
    Wildlife Sanctuary where you will have the            Today we travel through wilderness areas             take the long winding road to the top of Mt.
    opportunity to interact with native Tasmanian         dotted with lakes that have been dammed to           Wellington for a spectacular view over Hobart
    wildlife including Tasmanian devils and               power hydro electricity stations. We will cross      (weather conditions permitting) before
    wombats. We then continue on to Sheffield,            Lake Pieman at Reece Dam, a favourite spot           making our way to Hobart, set on the River
    famous for its spectacular street murals. We          for trout fishermen. At the historic town of         Derwent and very much a city of the sea with
    travel through orchard country to the port town       Zeehan we will visit the museum where you’ll         views of the Derwent estuary appearing
    of Devonport and along a stretch of stunning          learn about the history of the region’s mining       around every corner. Two Night Stay:
    coastline to the pretty town of Penguin. Our          industry which began to boom around 1882             Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.
    route then takes us to Boat Harbour Beach, a          when silver-lead deposits were found. The
    charming hillside village known for its fine          Museum’s displays of pioneering memorabilia          DAY 8 • HOBART
    white-sand beach. As we drive west along the          include some of the best mineral samples in          Today we travel to Huon Valley which is set
    coast and approach the historic town of Stanley       the world. On to Queenstown to board the             amongst pristine waterways and wilderness.
    you’ll see ‘The Nut’, a huge flat-topped circular     reconstructed Wilderness Railway which was           Arts, craft and heritage; apple blossoms and
    headland that dominates the town. You can take        built despite treacherous weather and difficult      vineyards; farmers, foresters and fishermen
    a chairlift ride (own expense) to the top for         terrain to forge a link between the mining           capture the essence of the Tasmanian
    wonderful views up and down the coast. Tonight        town of Queenstown and the port of Strahan.          countryside. Close by is the Tahune Airwalk
    we stay in the heart of this charming town.           At the end of the line the train arrives at the      where you’ll have a unique view of the lush
    Overnight Stay: Stanley Seaview Inn.                  pretty little town of Strahan on Macquarie           forest canopy. We’ll then start making our
                                                          Harbour. Two Night Stay: Strahan Village.            way back to Hobart via the towns of Huonville
    DAY 3 • STANLEY – CRADLE MOUNTAIN                                                                          and Cygnet.
    The historic grazing property of Woolnorth is         DAY 6 • STRAHAN
    the site of Tasmania’s largest wind farm. Feel        Macquarie Harbour is the gateway to the              DAY 9 • HOBART –
    the strength of the winds that power the              Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.           FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
    turbines on this morning’s tour. We then visit        This morning board your luxury cruise vessel         This morning we visit one of Australia's
    Cape Grim and the Rocky Cape Lighthouse for           to cross the harbour to Hells Gate where the         oldest towns, Richmond. This quaint village
    great views of this rugged coast. At Hellyer          harbour flows into the sea. The cruise will          has the country’s oldest Catholic Church and
    Gorge you can take an easy stroll along the           continue along the wide lower reaches of the         sandstone bridge in Australia as well as craft
    riverbank where moss covered rocks and large          Gordon River to Heritage Landing where you’ll        shops, galleries and antique shops. Then we
    tree ferns are shaded by huge forest trees.           walk through the ancient rainforest beneath          continue to the penal settlement of Port Arthur
    Two Night Stay: Cradle Mountain Lodge.                trees thousands of years old. From here it's a       which began as a timber station and in 1857
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                                                                                            1    ‘The Nut’

                                                                                                         Wynyard                                                              Mt. WIlliam
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                                                                                                                                                                            Bay of Fires
                                                                                                                                           Tamar River
                                                                                                                        Sheffield                                         St Helens
                                                                                                                                     1 1
                                                                      Lake Pieman
                                                                                                            2 CRADLE                        LAUNCESTON
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                                                                                                           Lake St. Clair National Park                      Bicheno
                                                                      STRAHAN 2                                     Lake St Clair
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                                                                                                                         Huon Valley                                        1   Nights accommodation
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Gordon River cruise, Strahan



                                                          TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    became a convict penitentiary. Just 20 years          • Visit Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and meet a Tasmanian devil
    later, the last convict left Port Arthur. Today,      • Explore the township of Sheffield, famous for its spectacular street murals
    your guide will show you the well-preserved           • Overnight stay in the historic English village of Stanley nestled at the foot of the
    ruins built with convict labour, impressive
                                                            towering volcanic core, ‘The Nut’
    architecture and chilling prison facilities. You’ll
    cruise around the Isle of the Dead. Departing
                                                          • Guided tour through Woolnorth Wind Farm and Cape Grim
    Port Arthur, we will visit three natural              • 2 night stay in the cosy pine cabins at Cradle Mountain Lodge
    formations carved by the sea – the Blowhole,          • Guided tour of the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
    Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen, before we            • Ride on the famous West Coast Wilderness Railway from Queenstown to Strahan
    continue north along the Tasman Highway               • 2 night stay in Strahan, a pretty little town located on Macquarie Harbour
    until we reach spectacular Freycinet National         • Cruise on the mighty Gordon River in guaranteed window seating
    Park. Two Night Stay: Freycinet Lodge.                • Visit the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, Lake St Clair and take in the stunning
    DAY 10 • FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK                        scenery as you enjoy a short walk
    This morning visit the Park’s Visitor Centre          • Explore picturesque Russell Falls as you stroll through the lush rainforest
    where you will be introduced to the natural           • 2 night stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, located on the bustling waterfront
    and cultural heritage of this region via              • Tour the Huon Valley and take a walk on the Tahune Airwalk
    creative displays. Then we’ll walk to                 • Visit the quaint historic villages of Richmond and Ross
    Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet                    • Explore the Tasman Peninsula and visit the natural rock formations of the Blowhole,
    National Park to admire the clear blue sea
    and the circle of white sand fringing the
                                                            Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen
    bay. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy             • Guided tour of the penal settlement of Port Arthur and cruise around the Isle of the Dead
    your surroundings.                                    • 2 night stay in spectacular Freycinet National Park at Freycinet Lodge
                                                          • Walk to stunning Wineglass Bay in the centre of Freycinet National Park
    DAY 11 • FREYCINET – LAUNCESTON
                                                          • Guided tour of the Grubb Shaft Mining Museum in Beaconsfield
    This morning we’ll leave Freycinet and head
    north towards the fishing village of St Helens.       • Tour of Woolmers Estate, home to the National Rose Garden
    We then take the back tracks along the Bay of
                                                          ACCOMMODATION
    Fires and through Mount William National
    Park. In the Tamar Valley we’ll visit the early       We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles on this tour ranging from 4 to 5 star
    European settlement of George Town before             hotels and lodges. Each location has been chosen to make the most of what each region has
    visiting the lighthouse at Low Head. We cross         to offer.
    the Tamar River via the modernistic Batman
    Bridge and drive to Beaconsfield for a tour of        ON TOUR ACTIVITIES
    the Grubb Shaft Mining Museum. Continuing
    through the Tamar’s wine growing areas,               A number of great walks are included on various days throughout this tour. The following
    we return to Launceston. Overnight Stay:              walks are considered moderate to difficult and a good to excellent level of fitness will
    Peppers Seaport Resort or similar.                    especially be required for these walks:
    DAY 12 • LAUNCESTON
                                                          • Dove Lake • Wineglass Bay Lookout
    This morning we’ll drive to Woolmers Estate, a
    19th century rural settlement. The Estate has
    outstanding cultural significance because it                                             DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    represents continuous ownership by a single
    family over six generations, from the time the          2009 Oct       25                    2010 Jan            17                12 Day Tour                              Tour Code: OTA
    land was first settled in 1817 to the death of the                 Nov 15                               Feb      07, 28            Launceston to Launceston                            $4,695
    last heir in 1994. The National Rose Garden of                                                          Mar      14                Single Supplement                                    $960
    Australia is also at Woolmers, and a stroll                                                             Oct      24
    through the gardens is highly recommended.
                                                                                                            Nov      14
    We’ll then stop in the historic town of Ross,
    after which you’ll be transferred to the airport        All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
                                                            specified. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside
    for your homebound flight (please book your             this period. Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    flights to depart from 3.00pm onwards).
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    KANGAROO ISLAND & FLINDERS RANGES
    14 days




Kangaroo Island                                         Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges




    DAY 1 • MELBOURNE                                     tea on the banks of the Murray River at Tailem    Orroroo, after which you’ll see the beginnings
    On arrival in Melbourne you will be met and           Bend. At Cape Jervis we’ll board the ferry to     of the beautifully coloured ridges of the
    transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free            Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Two Night Stay:     Flinders Ranges. From here we follow the
    time before meeting your Outback Discovery            Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort.                  line of the ranges to Wilpena Pound. This
    crew and fellow travellers during your                DAY 5 • KANGAROO ISLAND                           majestic natural amphitheatre is a lost world
    welcome dinner this evening. Overnight Stay:                                                            inside a giant stone crater. Overnight Stay:
                                                          Kangaroo Island offers a breathtaking
    Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne.                                                                             Wilpena Pound Resort.
                                                          diversity of natural environments - secluded
    DAY 2 • MELBOURNE – WARRNAMBOOL                       beaches, farmland, charming hamlets and           DAY 9 • WILPENA POUND – ARKAROOLA
    We cross the West Gate Bridge and drive               dense forests. We’ll spend the day with a local   Wilpena Pound is the centrepiece of the
    along the western shores of Port Phillip Bay to       guide who will give us a very informative         Flinders Ranges National Park, recognised as
    Victoria’s largest regional city, Geelong. The        insight into life on this southern island. Our    one of the finest landscapes in Australia. It is
    holiday town of Torquay is Australia’s surfing        encounters with the island’s wildlife will        rich in wildlife that has adapted well to the
    capital and the official start of the Great Ocean     include a walk amongst sea lions lolling on       rugged mountains and gorges. After breakfast
    Road. The views are the most spectacular on           the beach and a visit to Cape De Couedic          we’ll take a short transfer before our walk up
    the winding stretch between Lorne and Apollo          Lighthouse to see New Zealand fur seals           the ridge for spectacular views across the
    Bay. We travel through the hardwood forests           frolicking in the Southern Ocean swell.           pound. We visit the old mining town of Blinman.
    of the Otway Ranges rejoining the coast at the        Tonight we’ll watch penguins returning to         The crumbling ruins of old cottages and the
    Twelve Apostles, giant rock stacks standing           their burrows after their daily fishing           Blinman mine now form an historic town set in
    like sentinels in the ocean. We’re now on the         expeditions (colony numbers may vary              a sparse hilly landscape. It is gravel road all the
    Shipwreck Coast, named for the large number           depending on the season).                         way to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary. Few
    of ships that were lost here. Overnight Stay:         DAY 6 • KANGAROO ISLAND – ADELAIDE                other places in Australia offer such ease of
    Country Comfort.                                      We return to the mainland by ferry this           access to so many sheltered waterholes, deep
                                                          morning. We’ll enjoy some free time at the        plunging gorges and breathtaking mountain
    DAY 3 • WARRNAMBOOL –
                                                          coastal township of Victor Harbour which          top views of vast desert plains and distant salt
    COONAWARRA
                                                          stands on Encounter Bay. We then continue         lakes. Two Night Stay: Arkaroola Wilderness
    As we leave Warrnambool, we’ll go koala                                                                 Sanctuary and Resort.
    spotting at Tower Hill, a dormant volcano that        through Goolwa and on to Adelaide. The
    last erupted 30,000 years ago. Our next stop is       generous boulevards, historic churches and        DAY 10 • ARKAROOLA
    a visit to the fishing town of Port Fairy, one of     elegant architecture of Adelaide reflect South    Today is a day of adventure and exploration.
    Victoria’s earliest ports which still boasts          Australia's strong European heritage.             Travelling in a specially constructed open-top
    original colonial architecture. This afternoon        Two Night Stay: Hilton Adelaide.                  4WD vehicle, you’ll take a guided Ridgetop
    we cross the South Australian border into a           DAY 7 • ADELAIDE                                  Tour of some of the most spectacularly
    region renowned for geological features               This morning we’ll visit the lookout on           rugged country on earth. Our local tour guides
    created after extensive volcanic activity. At the     Montefiore Hill, site of the life size bronze     will share their knowledge of Arkaroola's
    Umpherston Sinkhole you’ll see the beautiful          statue of Adelaide's founding father, Colonel     1,600 million year geological history as you
    sunken garden. The streets and houses of              William Light. Then we’ll drive to the trendy     navigate the steep slopes of the famous
    Mount Gambier are built around the slopes of          coastal suburb of Glenelg, Adelaide’s most        Ridgetop Track. Back at the resort you will
    an extinct volcano, with the city climbing            popular beach. Across town we will travel to      have time to relax or take a stroll in the
    almost to the lip of the famous Blue Lake. We         the Mount Lofty Ranges and the village of         Wilderness Sanctuary. After dinner take in the
    continue to the historic township of Penola           Hahndorf, one of the Adelaide Hills’ most         millions of stars at the Arkaroola
    and the Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre            famous towns and Australia's oldest German        Astronomical Observatory, a rare opportunity
    and The Woods MacKillop Schoolhouse.                  settlement. Afterwards we’ll enjoy wine           to tour the universe from a location that
    Overnight Stay: Chardonnay Lodge.                     tasting at some of the Barossa Valley’s           provides some of the best viewing conditions
                                                          prestigious wineries.                             in Australia. Under the expert tuition of
    DAY 4 • COONAWARRA –
                                                                                                            Arkaroola's guides you’ll have an intergalactic
    KANGAROO ISLAND                                       DAY 8 • ADELAIDE – WILPENA POUND
                                                                                                            experience that normally isn't available to
    Today we travel past vineyards and grazing            Today we leave the city behind for the            anyone but astronomers and scientists.
    properties to Naracoorte where we visit the           Flinders Ranges and the outback. On the way
    Naracoorte Caves and the coastal fishing town         we’ll call in at the historic copper mining       DAY 11 • ARKAROOLA – BROKEN HILL
    of Kingston. We’ll then follow the waters of          town of Burra where a local guide will escort     We drive south across the flood plains of one
    the Coorong to Meningie and past Lake Albert          you on a tour of the town. Continuing due         of Australia's many large salt lakes, Lake
    and Lake Alexandrina. We’ll stop for afternoon        north we pass through Peterborough and            Frome. As we make our way across Frome
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The Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road                                                                                      WARRNAMBOOL

                                                       TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
    Downs Station, we’ll go through the longest        • Travel along the spectacular rugged coastline of the Great Ocean Road and see the
    manmade structure on earth ‘The Dog Fence’.          Twelve Apostles
    We’ll then join the Barrier Highway into New
                                                       • Visit the quaint fishing town of Port Fairy, one of Victoria’s earliest ports
    South Wales and on to Broken Hill, site of the
    world’s richest deposits of silver, lead and       • See the beautiful sunken garden at the Umpherston Sinkhole
    zinc which led to the establishment of BHP.        • Visit the famous Blue Lake of Mount Gambier formed out of a volcanic crater
    Two Night Stay: Silver Haven Motor Inn.              erupting last, 5,000 years ago
    DAY 12 • BROKEN HILL                               • Take a guided tour of the Naracoorte Caves located in South Australia’s only World
    Today we start at the outback ghost town of          Heritage listed site, the Naracoorte Caves National Park
    Silverton, scene of more than 140 films and        • Stay 2 nights at Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort located an idyllic setting at
    commercials from Mad Max II to the Royal             beautiful Penneshaw, on one of the world's most pristine locations
    Flying Doctor Service series. Spend time           • Enjoy a guided tour of Kangaroo Island including the Remarkable Rocks and
    strolling around the restored gaol, art
                                                         Admirals Arch and experience amazing wildlife
    galleries and the celebrated Silverton Hotel.
    At the Day Dream Mine you’ll get a feel for        • Experience the elegant city of Adelaide during your 2 night stay at the Adelaide
    life back in the early mining days. There’s          Hilton Hotel
    free time to explore the streets of Broken Hill    • Explore the famous wine growing region of the Barossa Valley
    before we visit the Silver City Mint and           • Stay overnight at the Wilpena Pound Resort located in the heart of the beautifully
    Gallery to view the Big Picture, the world's         coloured Flinders Ranges National Park
    largest acrylic painting on canvas. Later we’ll
                                                       • Explore the spectacular rugged slopes of the famous Ridgetop Track on your guided
    take a drive out to the spectacular Living
    Desert Sculptures.                                   open-top 4WD adventure during your 2 night stay at the Arkaroola Wilderness
                                                         Sanctuary Resort
    DAY 13 • BROKEN HILL – MILDURA
                                                       • Take in the millions of stars at the Arkaroola Astronomical Observatory which
    This morning we leave Broken Hill for
    Menindee, an historic small town located on          provides some of the best viewing conditions in Australia
    the banks of the Darling River and home to         • Stay 2 nights in the mining town of Broken Hill and get a feel for life back in the early
    the ‘Menindee Lakes’. We then continue our           mining days on a guided tour of the Day Dream Mine
    journey into World Heritage listed Mungo           • Spend time strolling around the restored gaol and art galleries in the outback ghost
    National Park. The famous ‘Mungo Lunette’            town of Silverton
    was formed by sand swept up from the dried
                                                       • Visit Menindee Lakes
    up lake floor and dumped on the shoreline,
    now the site of the spectacular ‘Walls of          • Travel through World Heritage listed Mungo National Park
    China’, carved from layers of the lunette and
    quite spectacular to view. Overnight Stay:         ACCOMMODATION
    Best Western Boulevard Motor Inn.                  We have chosen a great mix of accommodation styles on this tour ranging from 3.5 to 5 star
    DAY 14 • MILDURA – MELBOURNE                       hotels. Each location has been chosen to make the most of what each region has to offer.
    We depart Mildura this morning and make our
    way through typical mallee country with
    extensive low scrub and open pine woodland.
    We’ll stop in Wedderburn, now a population of
    just 500, but once a very populous and very                                           DEPARTURE DATES & TOUR PRICES
    rich gold mining settlement and retaining one
                                                            2009 Nov    10, 25                2010 Nov       09, 24                               14 Day Tour                  Tour Code: OMM
    of Victoria’s few remaining active gold mines.
                                                                    Jan 19                               Jan 18                                   Melbourne to Melbourne                $5,095
    In the early afternoon, we’ll arrive in Bendigo                                                                                               Single Supplement                     $1,150
    which is notable for its Victorian architectural                Feb 04, 23                           Feb 03, 22
    heritage and gold mining, for a brief stop. Then                Mar 10                               Mar 09
    it’s on to Melbourne, where it will be time to       All prices are per person, twin share in AUD. Fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, accommodation and meals as
                                                         specified. Tour itinerary and pricing valid from 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. Enquire for itinerary and pricing that fall outside
    say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers      this period. Flights are not included. For full terms and conditions, please see pages 58-59.
    (please book your flights from 7 pm onwards).
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ADDITIONAL
ADDITIONAL




You will have the opportunity to enhance your touring experience with the following fabulous additional activities. All of
the options focus on the highlights of the region which will truly add to your holiday experience.

                               Helicopter flight over the bungle bungles
                               This helicopter flight is a must when you are in the Purnululu National Park and it provides a perfect opportunity
                               to take photos of this amazing landscape. Take a close up look at the gorges you have walked through and see
                               spectacular areas inaccessible from the ground. Views include Piccaninny Gorge and Creek, Deep Gorge,
                               Y Gorge, The Western Wall and much, much more!
                               Duration: 30 minutes




                               Bungle bungle domes special
                               Board your helicopter and depart Bellburn airstrip for the south west tip of the Bungle Bungles where you
                               will view Y Gorge before flying across the top of the massif for the mouth of spectacular Piccaninny Gorge.
                               Return to Bellburn along the southern face of the range with plenty of time to view and photograph the
                               famous beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles.
                               Duration: 18 minutes



                               half day buccaneer archipelago flight
                               Descending over King’s Sound in your fixed wing aircraft, hundreds of the thousand islands in the Buccaneer
                               Archipelago appear. Not the least of these photo opportunities is the Horizontal Waterfall. Flying on to Talbot Bay,
                               hundreds of lines of pearl shells belonging to the famous Paspaley Pearling Empire can be seen. Then on to Cape
                               Leveque where, after landing, you are free to bathe in temperate, turquoise waters. Tour departs from Broome.
                               Duration: Half day




                               Scenic Flight Over Kakadu National Park
                               Enjoy the views from the comfort and safety of your fixed wing aircraft as you embark on a spectacular scenic
                               flight over World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. As you fly over the remarkable landmarks and
                               attractions within the Park, you will see just how complex and vast this ancient landscape really is.
                               Duration: 30 minutes




                               Scenic flights over uluru & Kata Tjuta
                               Board your aircraft for a spectacular and informative flight over Uluru and view the amazing desert that
                               surrounds from above. Choose from one of the following exciting flights over the ancient monolith and see the
                               unusual orange-tinted domes of Kata Tjuta. You are guaranteed a window seat on the aircraft.
                               Fixed wing flight                                          Helicopter flight
                               Uluru & Kata Tjuta                                         Uluru & Kata Tjuta
                               Duration: 40 minutes                                       Duration: 30 minutes
                               Uluru                                                      Uluru
                               Duration: 20 minutes                                       Duration: 15 minutes
                               Additional activities at own expense and are subject to availability, operational and seasonal factors. Minimum numbers may apply.
                               Unless otherwise stated, they must be booked on tour. Price on application.
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 pre & post tour




Why not make the most of your holiday and extend your stay at these great hotel options.



SYDNEY                                            PERTH                                              BRISBANE                                           ADELAIDE
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth                          Holiday Inn Burswood                               Hotel Ibis Brisbane                                Hilton Hotel
Twin Share                           $170         Twin Share                           $180          Twin Share                           $115          Twin Share                           $125
Single                               $335         Single                               $355          Single                               $230          Single                               $240

ALICE SPRINGS                                     BROOME                                             CAIRNS                                             LAUNCESTON
Lasseters Hotel                                   Rendezvous Sanctuary Resort‡                       Hilton Hotel                                       Peppers Seaport Resort
Twin Share                            $80         Twin Share from          $200                      Twin Share                           $125          Twin Share                           $150
Single                               $155         Single from              $365                      Single                               $215          Single                               $255

DARWIN                                            Cable Beach Club Resort‡                           MELBOURNE
Crowne Plaza Hotel‡                               Twin Share from                      $190          Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
Twin Share from                    $100*          Single from                          $350          Twin Share               $125
Single from                        $200*                                                             Single                   $225
All prices are per person inclusive of full buffet breakfast. ‡Prices are ‘from’ and are based on the lowest 2009 season price. *Supplements may apply during special events, you will be
advised at the time of booking. Rooms are subject to availability.




                                                                                                             GreenChoice
                   OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
   As an industry leader, we are committed to taking responsibility for the                          Carbon Credits
   greenhouse emissions associated with the day to day operations of an                              Outback Discovery purchases the equivalent amount of carbon credits as
   international touring business.                                                                   our office administrations produce in emissions each year. These credits are
                                                                                                     purchased from Climate Friendly and fund the renewable energy industry.
   Climate Neutral Offices
   Since the start of 2007 Outback Discovery have partnered with Climate                             Partnerships – Climate Friendly
   Friendly to make our offices and sales team climate neutral. We                                              Climate Friendly have been neutralising carbon emissions since
   have also formed a committee dedicated to reducing our                                                           2003, they help Outback Discovery and our guests neutralise
   environmental impact and increasing the efficiency of our                                                         the carbon emissions from their travel by contributing to the
   operations.                                                                                                       clean energy industry.


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              FOR ON
                $4
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                                                                             GREENCHOICE
                      Carbon Neutral Touring & Cruising                                              Carbon Neutral Flights
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   your travel agent know that you wish to take the GreenChoice option and                           directly through Climate Friendly. Please visit
   Outback Discovery will add GreenChoice to your booking. For more information                      www.climatefriendly.com/flight.
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   *Your payment goes directly to Climate Friendly in exchange for Carbon Credits for renewable energy projects. Outback Discovery does not profit in any way from these payments. Please visit our
   website www.scenictours.com/climateneutral for more information about how the carbon offset program works.


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
IMPORTANT: The terms, conditions and limitation of liability           discretion. If the Company accepts Your request, You must pay         performance, change of itinerary or delays in departure or
under which the Tours operate are set out in these terms and           the Variation Fee.                                                    arrival times of other suppliers or Carriers; reliance by You on
conditions and the payment of the Security Deposit or Tour             20. You may cancel Your booking by notice to the Company in           any representation made by the Company directly or indirectly
Price represents acceptance by You of the following:                   writing and payment of the Cancellation Fee.                          (including any photographs or images in a Tour Brochure)
In the event of any inconsistency between these terms and              Security Deposit                                                      which is not expressly stated in the Tour Brochure or these
conditions and the Tour Brochure, the terms and conditions             21. To secure any booking, You must pay the Security Deposit.         terms and conditions; or loss of enjoyment experienced by You
will prevail to the extent of that inconsistency.                      22. Any Security Deposit paid will automatically be credited          in connection with the Tour.
Definitions and interpretation                                         towards the Tour Price at the time of final payment, unless           Carriers
1. In these terms and conditions, unless the context otherwise         otherwise requested.                                                  37. The Carriers (including airlines, rail carriers and sea
requires: capitalised words have the meanings given in the             23. Security Deposits are non-transferable and non-                   carriers used in association with the Tours) are not responsible
dictionary in clause 62; and these terms and conditions must           refundable.                                                           for statements in the Tour Brochure or any of its features.
be interpreted in accordance with clause 63.                           Tour Price and Payment                                                38. The applicable conditions of sale in use by the Carriers will
2. The tours in the Tour Brochure are co-ordinated by Outback          24. The Company reserves the right to vary the Tour Price             constitute the sole contract between the Carriers and You and
Discovery a division of Scenic Tours Pty Limited (Company).            advertised or printed to cover any increase in air fare, fuel         You acknowledge You have received and agreed those
Bookings                                                               price, Government taxes and charges, exchange rate                    conditions.
3. Any booking is made pursuant to these terms and                     fluctuations, or other Tour related tariffs and costs.                Force Majeure
conditions.                                                            25. While travel agents can forward deposits and other                39. The Company will not be liable for any delay or for failure
4. It is a condition of booking that You are fit and able to take      payments on Your behalf, they are not the Company's agent for         to perform its obligations under these terms and conditions,
care of Yourself for the duration of the Tour.                         the purpose of receipt of monies. Delivery to a travel agent of       resulting from or as a consequence of Force Majeure.
5. The Company may, if in the opinion of any representative of         the Security Deposit or any part of the Tour Price does not           40. If a delay or failure of the Company to perform its
the Company or Carrier, either refuse to allow You on the Tour         constitute receipt by the Company and the Company is not              obligations is caused or anticipated due to Force Majeure, then
or expel You from the Tour if Your mental or physical condition        liable in respect of any money paid to Your travel agent until        performance by the Company of its obligations are suspended.
is such as to render You: incapable of caring for Yourself; likely     such monies are received by the Company. You acknowledge              41. If a delay or failure by the Company to perform its
to become objectionable to other passengers; or a hazard to            portions of the Tour may be provided by Carriers and                  obligations due to Force Majeure exceeds 60 days, the
Yourself or other passengers. The Company will not be liable           accordingly accept that the Company may pass on any                   Company may immediately terminate these terms and
for any expenses arising from such persons being precluded             surcharge or other increase imposed by a Carrier without              conditions by giving written notice of termination to You.
from completing the Tour for any such reason.                          notice and You must pay that surcharge or increase as part of         42. The Company will endeavour to book the most appropriate
6. Each booking is conditional on the Company securing the             the Tour Price.                                                       airfare for the Tour but accepts no liability in regards to the
minimum number of bookings required to operate the Tour and            26. Late Booking Fee: A fee of $50 per file is payable for            airfare or any loss suffered by You in connection with it.
to ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient              bookings made within 21 days of departure.                            43. You should consult Your travel agent regarding the terms
numbers cannot be achieved, the Company reserves the right             27. Variation Fee: A fee of $50 per file is payable for each          and conditions of any airfares.
to cancel or suspend a scheduled departure. The Company will           change to the client’s original booking to cover communication        Risk and Insurance
endeavour to make any decision to cancel or suspend the Tour           and administration cost.                                              44. The Company discloses: there are risks associated with
within 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour departure date.             GST                                                                   the Tour and its activities (including Tour Inclusions); certain
7. Any booking made within 21 days prior to the scheduled              28. If GST becomes payable by a party (the Supplier) in relation      risks and dangers may arise beyond control of the Company
Tour departure date will incur the Late Booking Fee.                   to any supply that it makes to the other party (the Recipient)        including events of Force Majeure, hazards of travelling in
8. If Your booking is not a twin-share booking You must pay the        under or in connection with these terms and conditions, the           undeveloped areas, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or
Single Supplement Rate for the Tour at time of booking. At Your        parties agree that: any consideration provided for that supply        other means of transportation, forces of nature, political
request, the Company will endeavour to match You with                  under these terms and conditions other than under this clause         unrest and accident, illness, epidemics or pandemics in
another single traveller. If the Company is successful, You will       or any value deemed for GST purposes in relation to that              regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical
                                                                       supply (Agreed Amount) is exclusive of GST; an additional             facilities; and baggage is entirely at Your risk during the Tour.
be refunded the Single Supplement Rate within 2 weeks of
completion of the Tour. The Company otherwise accepts no
                                                                       amount will be payable by the Recipient equal to the amount of        45. Despite any other provision in these terms and conditions,
                                                                       GST payable by the Supplier in relation to that supply and the        You agree the Company is not liable for, and You discharge and
responsibility for the suitability of the rooming partner and it is
                                                                       additional amount is, subject to having received a correctly          release the Company from all Claims arising from or in
a condition of travel that single passengers willing to share
                                                                       rendered tax invoice from the Supplier, payable at the same           connection with any loss or harm suffered by You arising from
accommodation and accept the rooming partners allocated by
                                                                       time as any part of the Agreed Amount is to be provided for           any risk identified to You referred to in clause 44 or any other
the Company. If a passenger at any time during the tour
                                                                       that supply; and the Supplier must provide the Recipient with a       risk which You should have reasonably recognised.
considers the rooming partner to be unsuitable, the Company
                                                                       tax invoice in accordance with the GST Act.                           Itinerary Changes
will, using the pre-paid single supplement and subject to
                                                                       29. Where, under the terms of these terms and conditions,             46. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as
availability, attempt to arrange single accommodation for the
                                                                       one Party is required to indemnify another, the amount by             museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping
remainder of the tour.
                                                                       which the indemnifying party indemnifies the other does not           may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered if
9. If You have any special requirements (including dietary             include any amount for which the indemnified party (or an             possible.
requirements) You must notify those requirements to the
                                                                       entity grouped with the indemnified party for GST purposes)           47. It is Your sole responsibility to obtain suitable insurances
Company at the time of booking and reconfirm your request              has claimed, or is entitled to claim an input tax credit under        for the Tour. Outback Discovery recommends passengers
with the Outback Discovery Tour Manager upon arrival. Special          the GST Act.                                                          investigate all Department of Foreign Affairs warnings
requests are a request only.                                           Warranties                                                            regarding the safety of travelling to certain destinations listed
Tour Features                                                          30. Where the Company is the sole provider of the Tour, the           in this brochure.
10. The features of the Tour are set out in the Tour Brochure.         Company warrants the Tour will be carried out with due care           Smoking
11. The Company makes no representation about the features             and skill in a competent manner and according to generally            48. Smoking is not permitted inside tourist coaches and such
of any Tour other than those expressly set out in the Tour             applicable industry standards.                                        other places prohibited by the Company from time to time.
Brochure and these terms and conditions.                               31. To the extent permitted by law, all other express or implied      49. The Company will use its reasonable endeavours to ensure
Brochure Validity                                                      warranties, representations or terms other than those                 there are frequent stops during the coach trips for smoking but
12. The Tour Brochure and these terms and conditions are               expressly contained in these terms and conditions are                 the Company cannot guarantee these facilities will be
valid for the departure date as stated in the Tour Brochure            expressly excluded.                                                   available.
unless otherwise indicated.                                            32. Where law implies any condition or warranty which cannot          Baggage Allowance
Variation and Cancellation by the Company                              be excluded, then the Company’s liability for any breach of           50. Due to limited space available on the vehicle and in
13. The Company reserves the right to: alter or change the             such implied condition or warranty is limited, at the Company’s       accordance with the airlines, clients are entitled to carry one
accommodation, Carriers or vessels at any time for any                 absolute discretion, to one or more of the following: in the case     suitcase per person with the total sum of its length, width and
reason; and cancel or alter the itinerary and/or Tour at any           of goods, any one or more of the following: the replacement of        height not exceeding 140cm (55 inches) and weight 20kg (42
time without notice as the Company considers necessary for             the goods or the supply of the equivalent goods; the repair of        lbs.). Personal items such as make-up, cameras etc. should be
any reason whatsoever including road, weather or traffic               the goods; the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of       carried in a travel bag which is not to exceed 4kg per person
conditions, non performance of suppliers, industrial action,           acquiring equivalent goods; the payment of the cost of having         (9lbs). Clients are to ensure that luggage meets the weight
operational conditions and requirements, water level                   the goods repaired; or in the case of services: the supplying of      requirements as overweight items will be left behind.
problems, excessive winds or Force Majeure event.                      the services again; or the payment of the cost of having the          51. You must ensure luggage meets the weight requirements
14. Where a Tour is cancelled prior to the departure date, the         services supplied again.                                              and acknowledges the Company (or Carrier as the case may
Company will use its reasonable endeavours to offer the                Liability                                                             be) may elect not to carry overweight items.
nearest possible alternative tour (subject to a refund or              33. Despite any other provision in these terms and conditions,        52. Excess baggage is at Your cost.
payment to cover any tour price difference) or, if this is not         and to the extent permitted by law, the Company’s total liability     Young Travellers
acceptable to You, refund the Tour Price or such portion of it as      to You or any third party for any Claims made by You or any           53. We do not accept children under 15 years of age on these
the Company considers appropriate.                                     third party (including Claims in negligence) relating to the          tours as we have found they are too young to enjoy these types
15. In the event of industrial action affecting air, rail, cruise or   Tour, will not exceed the Tour Price actually paid by You.            of holidays.
tour related transportation the Company will make every effort         34. The Company will not be liable for any loss of profit,            Dispute Resolution
to contact the client and advise alternative arrangements. The         savings or revenue or interest or any other consequential,            54. A party may not commence any court or arbitration
Outback Discovery after hours emergency number is +61 418              indirect, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage or             proceedings relating to a Dispute unless it complies with
686 507.                                                               expenses even if the Company has been advised of their                clauses 54-58 except where the party seeks urgent
16. You acknowledge the Company is often not the provider of           possible existence and even if such loss, damage or expense is        interlocutory relief.
attractions, excursions and/or optional tours (Tour Inclusion).        caused by the Company’s negligence or the negligence of               55. A party claiming that a Dispute has arisen under or in
Accordingly, You agree the Company may, where it is required           Carriers.                                                             relation to these terms and conditions must give written notice
to do so, suspend or cancel any Tour Inclusion where that Tour         35. Nothing in these terms and conditions will operate to             to the other party specifying the nature of the Dispute (Dispute
Inclusion is not available or, in the opinion of the Company,          exclude, restrict or modify the application of any provision of       Notice).
unadvisable or unsuitable.                                             the Trade Practices Act 1974 or any equivalent Australian State       56. On receipt of a Dispute Notice from the other party, the
17. You agree the Company is not liable for, and You discharge         or Territory legislation, the exercise of a right conferred by        parties must endeavour in good faith to resolve the Dispute
and release the Company and its directors, officers,                   such a provision, or any liability of the Company for a breach of     expeditiously using informal dispute resolution techniques
employees, agents or subcontractors absolutely and                     a condition or warranty implied by such a provision, where it is      such as mediation, expert evaluation or determination or other
unconditionally from all Claims arising from or in connection          unlawful to do so.                                                    techniques agreed by them.
with the Company exercising its rights under clauses 13-18.            36. You agree the Company is not liable for, and You discharge        57. If the parties do not agree within 7 days of receipt of the
18. Any expense incurred by You as a result of the Company             and release the Company and its directors, officers,                  Dispute Notice (or any further period agreed in writing by
exercising its rights under clauses 13-18 will be Your sole            employees, agents or subcontractors absolutely and                    them) as to: the dispute resolution technique and procedures
responsibility.                                                        unconditionally from: any loss suffered by You directly or            to be adopted; the timetable for all steps in those procedures;
Variation or Cancellation by You                                       indirectly arising from any Tour failing to arrive or depart at the   and the selection and compensation of the independent person
19. If You request a variation to Your booking, the Company            times stated in the Tour Brochure (including accommodation            required for such technique, then the parties must mediate the
may choose to accept or reject that request at its sole                expenses and missed travel connection expenses); any non-             Dispute in accordance with the Mediation Rules of the Law
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Society of New South Wales. The parties must request the              other communication under these terms and conditions means            current at time of printing but are subject to change without
President of the Law Society of New South Wales or the                a written notice, request, consent, approval or agreement;            notice. The number of days duration stated in each itinerary
President's nominee to select the mediator and determine the          (replacement bodies) a reference to a body (including an              includes day of departure and day of return.
mediator's remuneration.                                              institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or         75. Included in Your Fare: All coach travel, service of a
58. If the Dispute is not resolved within 30 days of the date of a    whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a        Tour Manager, airport transfers, meals, accommodation,
Dispute Notice, then any party which has complied with the            reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially        sightseeing and admissions as indicated in the itinerary.
provisions of clauses 54-58 may in writing terminate any              succeeds to its power or functions; and (corresponding                76. NOT Included in Your Fare: Airfares (unless specified
dispute resolution process undertaken pursuant to clauses             meanings) where a word or phrase is defined, its other                on itinerary pages), meals not specified in the itinerary,
54-58 and may then commence Court proceedings in relation             grammatical forms have a corresponding meaning.                       drinks, laundry, optional activities and items of a personal
to the Dispute.                                                                                                                             nature. Changes to flight schedules may require additional
Governing Law and Jurisdiction                                                                                                              overnight accommodation at either commencement or
59. The laws applicable in New South Wales govern these
                                                                         64.           LOYALTY REWARDS                                      completion of tour, which is at client’s own expense.
terms and conditions.                                                    If you have travelled with Outback Discovery or our sister         77. Airfare Conditions: Discounted airfares are subject to
60. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the          company, Scenic Tours, on tours of 7 days or more in the last      availability and conditions apply. Your Outback Discovery
courts of New South Wales and any courts competent to hear               7 years, you are entitled to the following savings:                reservations consultant will book the most appropriate fare
appeals from those courts.                                               1 previous tour, save $100 per person;                             for your tour. Please note that some discounted airfares have
Survival                                                                 2 previous tours, save $150 per person;                            conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in
61. Any indemnity in these terms and conditions is                       3 previous tours, save $200 per person;                            conjunction with these tours. Full details and conditions may
independent and survives termination of the Tour. Any other              4 previous tours, save $250 per person;                            be obtained from your travel consultant. Changes to original
term which by its nature is intended to survive termination of           Loyalty Rewards are only available for Tours of 7 days or more.    tickets will incur amendment fees, are subject to availability
these terms and conditions survives termination.                         Loyalty Rewards cannot be combined with any other discount.        and surcharges may apply. Please note: All airfares are
Dictionary                                                               Loyalty Rewards cannot be combined with group discounts.           subject to routing restrictions. Airfares and applicable taxes
62. Cancellation Fee means: the fee calculated in accordance                                                                                are subject to increase without notice due to fare and tax
with: Carrier means a provider of Tour related services               65. Group Discounts: Group discounts cannot be combined               changes, surcharges dependent on class available at time of
retained or otherwise contracted by the Company to provide all        with any other offer.                                                 booking and other factors outside our control. Please contact
or part of a Tour.                                                    66. Multi Tour Discounts: Discount will only apply when full          your travel consultant for the applicable rules and
Claim means any allegation, debt, cause of action, liability,         payment has been received.                                            regulations.
claim, proceeding, suit or demand of any nature howsoever             67. Safety: Please be aware that during your participation in         78. Airport Transfers: Domestic airport transfers are
arising and whether direct or indirect, consequential, present        vacations operated by the carrier companies and Outback               included. They are only available on the day of the tour’s
or future, fixed or ascertained, actual or contingent and             Discovery certain risks and dangers may arise beyond their            departure and the day the tour terminates at designated
whether at law, in equity, under statute or otherwise.                control including, but not limited to the hazards of travelling in    times. Transfers outside these times will be at the client’s
Company means Outback Discovery a division of Scenic Tours            undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or     expense and arrangements. Clients who have purchased
Pty Limited.                                                          other means of transportation; the forces of nature, political        Outback Discovery pre and post tour hotel accommodation
Dispute means a dispute arising out of, or relating to the Tour       unrest and accident or illness in remote regions without              will be provided Airport transfers to/from their hotel to the
including without limitation a dispute as to interpretation,          means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. The carrier          airport. If your airline booking is not made by Outback
breach or termination of these terms and conditions or as to          companies and Outback Discovery will not have liability               Discovery, you must ensure your flight details are provided to
any claim in tort, in equity or pursuant to any law.                  regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any            Outback Discovery (this can be entered by Tour Personaliser
Force Majeure means any act of God, war, terrorism, fire, flood       care that may be rendered. It is understood that Outback              at www.outbackdiscovery.com.au. Please note: No refund will
or any other extreme weather conditions, loss of power,               Discovery will use their best efforts to ensure that adequate         be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to
epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or            measures are taken. Clients must make their own enquiries             other pick-up points or destinations. Clients who miss the
other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of         regarding safety warnings and government warnings in                  pre-booked transfer will be responsible for making their own
government, semi-government or other authorities, inability to        relation to the destinations they are travelling to. These change     way to/from the hotel at own expense. Transfers must be
obtain any necessary licence or consent and delays caused by          quite regularly and can be found through the Department of            booked and flights advised to Outback Discovery a minimum
subcontractors and suppliers (including telecommunication             Foreign Affairs. Outback Discovery can accept no responsibility       of 60 days prior to travel otherwise transfers cannot be
carriers), material shortages or any other disruption to the          for the actions of terrorism in certain locations.                    guaranteed.
provision of the Tour.                                                68. Special Diets: Clients requiring special diets such as            79. Hotel Accommodation: It may be necessary to
GST has the meaning given to it in the GST Act.                       vegetarian or diabetic must inform Outback Discovery at time          substitute a hotel of a similar standard than the advertised
GST Act means A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax)               of reservation. Special requests are a request only. Outback          hotel. IMPORTANT: Overnight accommodation required to
Act 1999 (Cth).                                                       Discovery will do all possible to accommodate requests but            meet tour and/or flight connections is not included in the tour
Late Booking Fee means a fee of $50.                                  cannot guarantee special requests can be met in all instances.        price and is at clients’ own expense.
Security Deposit means in the case of any Tour as showing in          69. Travel Insurance: We strongly advise clients to take out          80. Tour Participation: Outback Discovery welcomes
the brochure a minimum security deposit per person is                 travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which          passengers with disabilities or special needs provided they
payable within 7 days of booking (refer to individual tour prices     may arise (including, but not limited to; cancellation fees, loss     are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all
for security deposit).                                                of luggage, early return following death of a relative as defined     assistance required. Any special requirements must be
Single Supplement Rate means the rate determined by the               in the respective proposal forms).                                    advised at time of booking. The Company reserves the right
Company from time to time.                                            70. Cancellations are not effective until received by the             to refuse to carry any person who it deems cannot fully care
Tours means a tour coordinated under these terms and                  Company. Days of notice are based on the first date on which          for themselves on Tour without assistance. Wheelchairs and
conditions by the Company.                                            clients commence arrangements booked through the                      walkers cannot be carried on motorcoaches, due to space
Tour Brochure means the brochure as released by the                   Company, including pre-tour accommodation and flights. Days           limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these
Company from time to time setting out the specific details of         of notice commence from the day notice is received (during            limitations. We regret that we cannot provide individual
the Tour.                                                             office hours not being weekend or public holiday) by the              assistance to a passenger for walking, dining, getting on and
Tour Manager means a tour manager employed OR contracted              Company. The following fees apply to each individual person on        off motorcoaches or other transportation vehicles, or other
by the Company.                                                       cancellation:                                                         personal needs. Travellers who need such assistance must
Tour Inclusion includes activities such as trekking, climbing,                                                                              be accompanied by a qualified companion.
exploring, swimming, and snorkelling which are set out in the                                                                               81. Health & Fitness: Tours include up to 1 – 5 kilometre
Tour Brochure and undertaken by You.
                                                                                        CANCELLATION FEES                                   walks over steps and uneven ground and in some cases can
Tour Price means the price for the Tour as set out in the Tour           DAYS OF NOTICE:                  FEE PER PERSON                    be during high temperatures. For client safety and enjoyment
Brochure from time to time.                                              65 days and over               Loss of Deposit                     you should be in good physical condition to participate in all
Variation Fee means a fee of $50.                                        64 days to 14 days             50% of tour fare                    tours. Some walks vary in degree of difficulty from moderate
You means each person who makes a booking with the                       13 days to 8 days              75% of tour fare                    to difficult.
Company for a Tour.                                                      7 days or less                 100% of tour fare                   82. Medical Equipment: Please note that in some remote
Interpretation                                                           Please note: Transferring to another date is treated as a          outback locations electric power may not be available 24
63. In these terms and conditions:                                       cancellation and cancellation fees will apply.                     hours per day.
(documents) a reference to these terms and conditions or                                                                                    83. Itinerary Changes: During local or national holidays,
another document includes any document which varies,                                                                                        certain facilities such as museums and restaurants,
supplements, replaces, assigns or novates these terms and                71.          AUTO CANCELLATION                                     sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not
conditions or that other document;                                       Please note: Bookings will be AUTOMATICALLY                        available. Alternatives will be offered if possible. In the case
(references) a reference to the background, a party, clause,             CANCELLED if deposit is not received by Outback                    of breakdown or other unforeseen circumstances, Outback
paragraph, schedule or annexure is a reference to the                    Discovery within 7 days of booking.                                Discovery reserves the right to charter the services of other
background, a party, clause, paragraph, schedule or annexure                                                                                transport companies and to make any other changes as
to or of these terms and conditions;                                                                                                        required to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the tour.
(headings) clause headings and the table of contents are                 72.       SECURITY DEPOSIT                                         84. Images, Photographs and Information: The
inserted for convenience only and must not be used when                                                                                     photographs in the brochure and information provided
interpreting these terms and conditions;
                                                                         A minimum security deposit of $250 per person is                   represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour,
(person) a reference to a person includes a natural person,
                                                                         payable within 7 days of booking to ensure a place on              but it is possible that the subject matter may not be seen or
                                                                         the tour is held for the client. Any security deposits paid
corporation, statutory corporation, partnership, the Crown and                                                                              experienced whilst on tour. Some pictures may have been
                                                                         will automatically be credited towards the tour price at the
any other organisation or legal entity;                                                                                                     digitally enhanced.
                                                                         time of final payment, unless otherwise requested.
(natural person) a reference to a natural person includes their                                                                             85. Single Accommodation: A limited number of single
                                                                         Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
personal representatives, successors and permitted assigns;                                                                                 rooms are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each
                                                                         Deposits stated above are correct unless otherwise stated
(rights and obligations) a reference to a right or obligation of a                                                                          tour. In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin
                                                                         in promotional offers.
party is a reference to a right or obligation of that party under                                                                           rooms.
these terms and conditions;                                                                                                                 86. To ensure all clients have the opportunity to enjoy front
(including) ‘including’ and ‘includes’ are not words of                                                                                     and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed.
limitation;
                                                                         73.          PAYMENT OF TOUR PRICE                                 87. Additional Optional Activities: are not included in
(rules of construction) neither these terms and conditions nor           The total tour price must be paid no later than 65 days            the tour cost and incur an additional charge. Tours are
any part of it is to be construed against a party on the basis that      prior to departure TO CONFIRM BOOKINGS unless                      subject to availability, operational and seasonal factors. A
the party or its lawyers were responsible for its drafting;              otherwise stated in promotional offers. It is the sole             minimum number of people are required for some activities
(legislation) a reference to any legislation or provision of             responsibility of clients to pay the tour price by the due date.   to operate and must be booked on tour unless stated
legislation includes all amendments, consolidations or                                                                                      otherwise on individual itinerary pages.
replacements and all regulations or instruments issued under          74. Tour Price and Duration: All prices in this brochure are          88. These Terms and Conditions may be subject to further
it;                                                                   quoted in Australian currency and include tour preparation,           changes by the Company from time to time and are shown on
(writing) a reference to a notice, consent, request, approval or      operation and marketing costs. All prices in this brochure are        the Company website.
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