Great Walks of Australia & New Zealand
- Medium to demanding hikes and walks -

Aerotravel International is offering this "Great Walks" tour in January 2005. This tour culminates these twenty years of client feed back and mostly our personal knowledge and experiences to offer you a very special vacation. "Great Walks" has the right name although the name implies that this is a hiking [tramping, as they say down under] tour geared generally toward the dedicated hiker. This tour is much more. The hiking or tramping enthusiast will find what their looking for and much more. Their traveling partners, if not as enthusiastic about hiking, will find so many other things to do and see. This tour touches on some of the Great World renowned treks but also puts you in areas to enjoy and see each destination city you visit. Through special designed walks through each city you will cover areas where no other tour would take you. You will learn how to use the transit systems, trains, trolleys, water taxies and of course you will experience plenty of walking as you venture out. You will see museums, art galleries, bridges, beaches, the famous Sydney Opera House, markets, botanical gardens, and so much more.

Join Connie and I as we take you through New Zealand's South Island including Christchurch "The city of flowers", Mt Cook, Milford Sound and the "Fiordland" and the famous "Routeburn Track". Stay in the beautiful Mountain town of Queenstown. Then, we will venture on to Australia where we will visit the Great Barrier Reef and the Rainforest, both of which are rich with Aboriginal culture. Stay in the Rainforest and experience Silky Oaks Lodge and the ancient beauty of a World Heritage wilderness, the oldest living rainforest on Earth. Explore the hikes through the Rainforest Trails, a memory for ever. Spend a day out at The Great Barrier Reef, one of nature's natural wonders of the world. Enjoy the city of Cairns while staying at the lush Cairns Colonial Club Resort. Visit Melbourne, the most cosmopolitan city of Australia, situated on the bank of the Yarra River. As a special option enjoy the first Tennis Grand Slam Tournament of the year, The Australian Open, with special next to player section seating. Then onto to Australia's best kept secret, Tasmania. While in Tasmania you will be guided by Tasmania's famous naturalist and wilderness guide Mr. Craig Williams of Pepperbush Adventures. Craig is also a famous bush chef and uses all of nature to cook indigenous foods. His wildlife tours are world known and cannot be outdone. You will enjoy a combination of two World Heritage Lodges[Cradle Mountain Resort and Freycinet Lodge], which sit next to some of the Great Walks in this area: the Dove Lake circuit, Summit of Cradle Mt. and Crater Lake, Weindorfers loop and Wine Glass Bay, to mention a few. Visit Craig's Upper Esk host farm, stay in Platypus Lodge, throw in tours to Port Arthur, Australia's first penal colony, eat some delicious food and wine (at the wineries), observe the wildlife, wilderness, and indulge in an ocean cruise and seafood banquet. There will also be some retail therapy for those who enjoy shopping. All of this and more will make your Tasmania visit the best nine days of your life. Your tour will end in Sydney, best known for its famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as the many water taxies which take you around this metropolis surrounded by water. Walks are planned throughout this city and surrounding surfing beaches. Your accommodation through out this tour has you staying at World Heritage Lodges, resorts in the Mountains, Tropics and Rainforest. Hotels on the water front and selected hotels and Lodges will put you in locations to enjoy some of the best walks or treks of the South Pacific. Don't miss out on one of the most unique vacations offered. Please read through the itinerary and tour inclusions, fill out the tour registration form, and send your deposit in to guarantee your spot on this tour.

2005 "Great Walks of Australia & New Zealand"
Medium to demanding hikes and walks

* COST STARTING FROM - $6,499.00 *
(Tasmania & Sydney only - January 20 to February 5, 2005)

Full Tour Itinerary - January 2 to February 5, 2005

Minneapolis to Christchurch to Queenstown, NZ- Sunday, Jan 2, 3:00 pm to Tuesday, Jan 4, 6:05 am.

We cross the International Date Line and lose January 3rd. However, on the way back we experience February 5th twice.

Northwest 317- Minneapolis to Los Angeles 3:00 pm- 4:50 pm 3.5 hrs
Qantas 26 - Los Angeles to Auckland 8:30 pm- 6:05 am 12.5 hrs
Qantas 4103 - Auckland to Christchurch 7:45 am- 9:05 am 1.5hrs

We spend one day and night in Christchurch taking a leisurely day to explore this beautiful city also known as the "City of Flowers". This day helps with jet lag so explore dine out at one of the many out door restaurants and go to bed early.

The next morning we continue by bus from Christchurch to Queenstown, crossing Burkes Pass to Lake Tekapo, passing next to Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, and then following the narrow Kawarau Gorge to picturesque Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

Christchurch (January 4 to 5) Stay one night at the Camelot at Cathedral Square, 66 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, NZ. Phone # is 011-64-3-365-2898

Queenstown (January 5 to 10) Stay five nights at the Mercure Resort Queenstown, Sainsbury Road, Fernhill , Queenstown, South Island, NZ. Phone # is 011-64-3-442-6600. Queenstown is a beautiful mountain resort town similar in some ways to Aspen, Colorado. Both summer and winter sports enthusiasts are drawn to the area.

January 6 - Morning through the Queenstown Gardens on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Afterwards a short walk through Queenstown takes us to a gondola. A ride up the mountain gives us a spectacular overlook and a movie that highlights New Zealand. Optional afternoon and evening activities include AJ Hackett's famous Bungi jumping, Trophy Trout fishing, Shotover River Jet Boat and Rafting. This evening join in an optional native Maori "Hangi", feast and cultural show.

January 7 - This morning we take a bus ride along Lake Wakatipu, through Glenorchy, and up to the head of the famous Routeburn Track. We spend much of the day hiking into and out of the famous valley where Lord of the Rings was filmed.

January 8 - The bus departs early to Fiordland. We go over Kawarau Dam Bridge to Kingston, through Mossburn, and along the shores of Lake Te Anau and Cascade Creek. Then we pass through the Homer Tunnel, enter Cleddau Canyon, and descend into spectacular Milford Sound. A cruise out to the Tasman Sea takes us past Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls. Seals and dolphins are usually visible. The bus returns the same evening to Queenstown. [Lunch on cruise]

January 9 - This day is mostly free to explore and shop in the Queenstown broken up in the day by a cruise on the vintage steamship the TSS Earnslaw on stunning Lake Wakatipu. Cruise the lake on your way to a mountain sheep station for a BBQ lunch and Sheep dog demonstration. Returning back to Queenstown for afternoon and evening fun. [lunch]

Queenstown, NZ to Cairns, Australia- Monday, Jan. 10, 11 am to 8:50 pm

We fly back to Christchurch and connect to Sydney, Australia, and continue on to Cairns (pronounced Cans), the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.

Qantas 4180 Queenstown to Christchurch 11:00am to 11:45am 45 min
Qantas 46 Christchurch to Sydney 3:35pm to 4:50 pm 4 hours
Qantas 932 Sydney to Cairns 7:10pm to 9:15 pm 3 hours

Cairns (January 10-15) Stay four nights at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort, 18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns, Australia. Phone # is 011-61-7053-5111
The resort includes 11 acres of lush tropical gardens, three large swimming pools, tennis court, and a fitness center. [Breakfast buffet is included daily]

January 11 - This morning we take a trip on a 7-mile gondola ride (longest in the world), over the top of the rainforest, and up the side of a mountain to Kuranda, an aboriginal town. The day includes Pamagirri aboriginal dancers, boomerang throwing, an army Duck Boat ride through the rainforest, lunch, time at a flea market that sells local clothing and crafts, and an open aired gauge one antique commentary train ride back down the mountain through seventeen tunnels and scenic waterfalls. [Breakfast and lunch]

January 12 & 13 - Perhaps a hike to the Foster Botanical Gardens. A choice of optional activities includes tennis, golf, museums, and Aboriginal culture. You can part in a pre planned hike along the northern beaches. A free shuttle bus leaves the resort for downtown Cairns hourly or just relax at the resort and work on your tan. [Breakfast]

January 14 - This morning we check out of the Cairns Colonial Club Resort and use the Quicksilver coach as a transfer to our rainforest hotel Silky Oaks Lodge. Quicksilver will store our luggage for the day so pack a day bag for our trip on the Quicksilver to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Lunch and snorkeling or a sub submersible submarine is included to view one of nature's natural wonders. Scuba diving is optional and costs extra. After a bus ride up the northern coast to Port Douglas we board the MS Quicksilver. A sixty five foot tri catamaran with airplane type air conditioned seating which takes us out to a permanent mooring out on the Great Barrier Reef. A full buffet lunch with giant prawns and morning and afternoon tea is provided. After a full day out on the reef we will be reunited with our luggage and transferred for a three night stay at Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman, Queensland. Australia, phone # is 011-61- [Breakfast, lunch and dinner]

January 15 & 16 - The next two days are free days to enjoy. Some of the complimentary activities the resort offers are: guided rainforest walks through the rainforest trails which begin on the Lodges property, evening slide presentations, Mossman River snorkeling and canoeing, bicycles, tennis courts and scheduled transfers to and from Port Douglas.
Optional activities with charges that apply include: Healing waters Spa treatments, rainforest picnics, scenic flights, Daintree River cruises, Safari to Cape Tribulation, fishing, golf, aboriginal tours and many more. A must is a visit to the Rainforest Habitat Sanctuary in Port Douglas. [Breakfast and dinner]

Silky Oaks to Cairns, Australia to Melbourne, Australia- Monday, Jan. 17, 4:30 pm to 8:50 p.m.

We travel by bus to the airport, fly to Melbourne (pronounced mel-bun), take a quick tour of the city, and if you choose the Tennis ticket option, get ready to watch the largest sports spectator event in Australia, the "Australian Open".

Qantas 703 Cairns to Melbourne, Aust. 4:30 to 8:50 pm 3.5 hours

Melbourne (January 17-22) Stay five nights at the Batman's Hill Hotel, 66-70 Spencer St., Melbourne, Australia. Phone # is 011-61-3614-6344.

Breakfast buffet is included. Planned morning walks to different Melbourne parks, gardens, shrines, or museums. At 11 a.m. tour members with Tennis Tickets will want to move on to the National Tennis Center, our tickets are for the first days of the Australian Open. This is the best time to see all of the top tennis players in the world. Our stadium seats are near the front, next to the reserved seats for the players.

The hotel is near Melbourne's business district and the Melbourne Convention Centre. The Yarra River, with a beautiful promenade and footbridges, stretches for two miles from our hotel to the National Tennis Center. Our walks will include visits to the Victorian Arts Centre, the National Gallery, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Kings Domain, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the State Parliament House, Fitzroy Gardens, Captain Cook's cottage, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Australian Gallery of Sport, and Queen Victoria Market. It is a short trip on the trolley to St. Kilda Beach. Optional day tours: The Great Ocean Road, Wineries, The famous Fairy Penguin at Phillip Island [Breakfast daily]

Melbourne, Australia to Launceston, Tasmania Aust. - Saturday, Jan.22, 8:25a to 9:25a

Qantas 1731 Melbourne to Launceston, Tasmania, Aust. 8:25am to 9:25am 1 hour

Your 10 day 9 night Hiking Holiday in Tasmania guided by Craig Williams and pepperbush adventures begins today. Most daily meals are included as per itinerary. Phone contact for your Tasmania portion, call- Pepperbush Adventures, Phone # is 011-61-3-6352-2263

Day 1. Saturday 22nd Jan 2005
Arrive Tasmania 9:25 am - Greeted by your tour guides.
From the airport transfer to Cradle Mt via Mole Creek, Trowana wildlife park and be introduced to the unique & endemic Tasmanian Devil and numerous other fury inhabitants of Tassie, from here to Sheffield the town of Murals for lunch, before making our way onto Cradle Mt early afternoon, some R & R or the opportunity to engage in some short to medium walks in and around Cradle Mountain National Park, freshen up for a welcoming dinner, your walking tour of Tassie starts the following morning.
Overnight - Cradle Mt Lodge- Cabins. [Dinner OA.]

Day 2. Sunday 23rd Jan - Cradle Mt Hikes - Dove Lake etc.
Breakfast Depart the lodge and transfer to the commencement point of one of several Hiking trails on offer with varying degrees of difficulty from moderate to Demanding, duration from 2 to 6 hrs - Dove lake circuit - Summit of Cradle Mt - Canyon walk - Weindorfers loop just to name a few.

Packed picnic lunch will be provided, hikers will be picked up on the completion of their chosen hiking trails and transferred back to the lodge at varying intervals during the course of the day.
Overnight Cradle Mt Lodge - Cabins. [Breakfast, lunch but Dinner is OA.]

Day 3. Monday 24th Jan.
Nocturnal Wildlife & Wilderness tour

Breakfast - depart Cradle Mt 8.30 am and make our way to Launceston the 3rd oldest City in Australia, drop off the luggage before we make our way further N/E to Mathinna and our lunch destination in a magnificent Eucalyptus forest and an equally magnificent country cooked picnic lunch with nature, numerous short to medium walks present them selves and will help burn up a few calories, you will also have the opportunity to stand beneath the Tallest White Gum trees in the world.

After lunch and a stroll we make our way back to Mathinna for a brief tour & refreshment and then on to the Upper Esk host farm and to Platypus lodge. Time to settle in and relax in the late afternoon you will commence your introduction to Tasmania and its unique wildlife species with an afternoon/evening Gourmet Game Food dinner & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour.

But not before a close encounter with one of natures mixed up marsupials the platypus as it forages for food in its aquatic wonderland. Dinner will consist of original mouth-watering bush recipes and native spices. We do more than just tempt your taste buds; we tantalize and challenge them with Tasmanian gourmet cuisine.
A combination of exotic Tasmanian game meats, Fish and other dishes prepared, cooked and served with nature, the opportunity to sample some of the "Bush Chefs" own creations, Char Grilled butterfly Wallaby Tenderloins with Whiskey Honey & whole seed mustard Glaze Sauce, all consumed with nature with an accompanying world-renowned Tasmanian cool climate wine and cheeses.
Returning back to your accommodation approx 10.30 - 11.00pm.
Overnight Country Club Casino - [breakfast, lunch & dinner]

Day 4. Tuesday 25th Jan. "Optional Activity Day" Or Ben Lomond Hike

(Option 1.)
(Mt Ben Lomond Hike - Car Villa - Stacks Bluff) Duration 5 to 6 hours
Medium - demanding hike

Breakfast 8.30 am picked up and transfer to commencement point of today's walk - Mt Ben Lomond full day hike - 5 to 6 hr trekking around and over Tasmanian major ski resort superb display of alpine flora and vegetation, and also the possibility of encountering more of Tasmania's unique wildlife en-route to your evening destination and overnight accommodation on top of the mountain in a private Ski Lodge, country cooked dinner, perhaps Baked wallaby & veggies cooked in the Camp oven with all the trimmings and our famous native pepper berry & port sauce including a whole venison de-boned & seasoned slowly cooked over coals on a spit roast, whilst star gazing and partaking in some more cool climate refreshments.

Option 2. (Vineyard & Lavender tour Tamar Valley)
Spend the day sipping & sampling your way through the numerous cool climate Bouquet vineyards dotted down the beautiful Tamar Valley & Pipers River on a day of just cruising, we will visit vineyards such as Dalrymple - Pipers Brook - Providence - Clover Hill - St Matthias to name a few, and you will also visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, before being transfer to your private overnight accommodation on top of Mt Ben Lomond in the late afternoon to meet up with the rest of the group members.
Private Ski Lodge - Mt Ben Lomond - [Breakfast, lunch & dinner]

Day 5. Wednesday 26th Jan - Mt Victoria Hike - Onto Freycinet
Duration 4 to 5 hr Medium - demanding hike
Mt Victoria - Ralf Falls - Cash's Gorge Loop

Breakfast - transfer to Ralf Falls Southern side of Mt Victoria and commencement point of hike - over Mt Victoria to the North Eastern side to Ralph Falls. A gentle 20-minute stroll through beautiful untouched rain forest will take us to a viewing platform overlooking the stunning Ringarooma and Nu-River Basin.
Superb views and photographic opportunities are on offer with the unusual geographical structure of this unique single drop waterfall, one of the tallest in Australia.
Continuing onto Cashes Gorge loop - and return to car park and pick up point - travel to Pyengana, cheeses factory tour - Pub in the Paddock from Pyengana via the east coast to overnight accommodation Freycinet Lodge - situated in the stunning Freycinet National Park.
Arrive Freycinet late afternoon, time to freshen up with refreshing spa before indulging in a superb local East Coast Sea food and award winning wines whilst overlooking a pristine ocean on sunset.
Overnight Freycinet Lodge [Breakfast, lunch & dinner]

Day 6. Thursday 27th Jan - Seafood Banquet Dinner Hoedown.
Duration 6 to 7 hr Medium - demanding hike
Mt Freycinet - Wine Glass Bay - Quartz Ridge - Cooks Beach - Bryans Beach
Breakfast - Transfer to commencement point of hike drop off - full day hike around Freycinet Peninsula to Wine Glass Bay and the opportunity to stroll along the sun bleached sands of the east coast and one of the best 10 beaches in the world. The hike will also encompass Quartz Ridge, cooks beach and also Bryans beach for a full day work out on the east coast. You will be picked up at a designated point by ocean cruiser and we will make our way back to the Lodge to perhaps freshen up with another spa and then be introduced to more local produce including fresh local oysters, wine, cheeses, fruit and other delicacies from the East Coast, time to engage cruise mode and also sample fine wines from vineyards such as Freycinet and other Boutique Vineyards sprinkled around this picturesque region.

Tonight an East Coast Seafood Sunset Hoedown, guest will be picked up and transferred to private location on private land for a seafood banquet you will not forget, fresh Rock Lobster, mussels, oysters and other seafood delights all prepared & cooked before your eyes, it doesn't get any better than this, as the sun sets over Molting Lagoon, superb east coast wines, award winning beers and a totally Tasmanian seafood hoedown.
Overnight - Freycinet Lodge - [Breakfast, lunch & Seafood Banquet Dinner]

Day 7. Friday 28th Jan
Freycinet to Hobart Beef Eaters Delight @ the Ball & Chain

Breakfast - Depart 9.00am scenic transfer from Freycinet National Part to Hobart via the east coast, afternoon at leisure to explore the many sights and attractions in and around Hobart the oldest city in Australia.
Or perhaps before departing for Hobart you may like to take the opportunity to stroll spectacular beaches, stunning views, spend a few hours paddling your way around Freycinet in a Sea Kayak, take a 4WD motor bike tour out to friendly beaches, or spend a few hours abseiling down the magnificent & rugged cliffs found at Blue stone Bay or Cape Tourville lighthouse, before departing for Hobart down the east coast of Tasmania, arriving late afternoon. Freshen up dinner tonight at the Famous Ball & Chain grill at Salamanca, and sample some of Tassie's prime beef steaks cooked to perfection, couple pints of beer and a bottle or two of Red to wash it down.
Overnight Salamanca Apartments [Breakfast, lunch but Dinner OA]

Day 8. Saturday 29th Jan - "Salamanca Day - Shopping" at your leisure
"Day Free"
- Today the opportunity to discover the many attractions and sites of the oldest City in Australia, one of these attractions being Salamanca Market which only happens on Saturdays, the normally subdued waterfront shopping area breaks into a hype of activity each Saturday morning, with people from all walks of life and from all parts of Tasmania converge to this quaint and picturesque part of Hobart to join in on the shopping frenzy.
With an array of quality products and craftsmanship on display, a mini market with the hype and Bustle of a New York sale. You can also spend time in the CBD a few mins walk from Salamanca, Craft shops, galleries, Museums and much more.
Later on in the day an Evening Ocean Cruise & Dinner down to Peppermint Bay and return to Hobart.
Overnight Salamanca apartments [breakfast, lunch & dinner & Cruise]

Day 9. Sunday 30th Jan - Day tour Port Arthur- Farewell Dinner Tower Restaurant.
Breakfast - Board a coach and make our way to the Tasman Peninsular and spend the day discovering Tasmania's harsh and rugged penal past and Convict era of days gone bye, you will also visit The Blow Hole, the Devils Kitchen, Devil Park, Tessellated pavement, Richmond and of course a tour of the Infamous Port Arthur Convict Settlement.
Relive the harsh reality of day's gone bye, a trip to the Isle of the dead and view many other fascinating parts of this unique piece of History.
Return to your accommodation late afternoon, freshen up as tonight being your last night in Tasmania, a farewell dinner in the Tower Restaurant at the Wrest Point Casino overlooking the spectacular waterfront after dark, and a true reflection of Hobart's Nocturnal beauty.[breakfast, but dinner OA]

Day 10. Monday 31st Jan - Depart Tasmania.
Breakfast and airport transfer for your departure flight out of Tasmania.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia to Sydney, Australia- Monday, Jan. 31, 9:10 am to 11:00 am

Qantas 1712 Hobart to Sydney, Aust. 9:10 am to 11:00 am 1.5 hours

We transfer from the hotel to the airport for our flight to Sydney. The last Australian city on the tour is Sydney, its beautiful harbor, attractive surfing beaches, and famous Sydney Opera House, so get ready to enjoy Australia's largest and most beautiful city.

Sydney (January 31- February 5) Stay five nights at the Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour, 100 Murray St., Sydney, Aust. Phone # is 011-61-2-9934-0000. The hotel is located next to Darling Harbor within easy walking distance of downtown Sydney. Each morning join planned walks to various locations, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Chinese Garden, St. Mary's Cathedral, the Sydney Opera House, and Manly Beach. Other interesting destinations include the Rocks historical area, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Bondi Beach, and the 2000 Olympic Stadium. We walk to these places or take inexpensive ferries, buses and trains. Sydney is our last destination of our journey and you have plenty of time to enjoy the sights through our walks or independently. An optional evening dinner on Sydney's waterfront over looking the Opera House and then an Opera is planned as a fair well to the many friends who enjoyed this experience with you. Perhaps some last minute shopping or just relax on the beach and reflect on the many sights of New Zealand and Australia you have just visited. Enjoy summer down under for a few more days! [Breakfast daily]

Sydney, Australia to Minneapolis, USA Sat. Feb. 5, 12:35 pm to Feb. 5, 3:11 pm

Qantas 107 Sydney to Los Angeles 12:35 pm to 7:00 am 13.5 hours
Northwest 306 Los Angeles to Minneapolis 9:50am to 3:11pm 3.5 hours

Welcome home! Aerotravel International hopes you enjoyed your vacation and hope you will cherish these memories forever!




The below prices are based on Airfares from the Mid-West on Northwest Airlines to Los Angeles and Qantas Airways Internationally. Other departure cities and Airlines are available. Departure from Los Angeles is at a lesser cost of $380.00

(Based on double room occupancy)

January 2 to February 5: Superior - $9,899.00, Medium/Superior - $8,999.00
(Full tour - New Zealand's South Island, Cairns, Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney)
Single supplement - Sup - $2,650.00, Med/Sup - $2,195.00

January 8 to February 5: Superior - $8,799.00, Medium/Superior - $8,025.00 (Cairns, Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney)
Single supplement - Sup - $2,310.00, Med/Sup - $1,550.00

January 15 to February 5: Superior - $7,599.00, Medium/Superior - $7,295.00 (Melbourne, Tasmania & Sydney)
Single supplement - Sup - $1,395.00, Med/Sup - $1,135.00

*January 20 to February 5: Superior - $7,195.00, Medium/superior - $6,895.00 (Tasmania & Sydney) **Los Angeles departure - Med/Sup - $6,499.00
Single supplement - Sup - $1,060.00, Med/Sup - $840.00

** This Tour has lots of independent time to enjoy your own vacation pleasures but also has the structure included, seeing the highlights of each area.
** All options can be extended in Australia and New Zealand or Travel to South Pacific Islands of Tahiti, Fiji or Hawaii.

Camelot Cathedral Square, 66 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, NZ - 1 night
Phone # 001-64-3-365-2998
Mecure Resort Queenstown, Sainsbury Rd, Queenstown, NZ -5 nights
Phone # 011-64-3-442-6600
Cairns Colonial Club Resort, 18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns, Aust-4 nights
Phone # 011-61-7053-5111
Silky Oaks Lodge, P.O. Box 396, Mossman, Queensland 4873, Aust - 3 nights
Phone # 011-61-7-4098-1666
Batman's Hill Hotel, 66-70 Spencer St., Melbourne, Aust-5 nights
Phone # 011-61-3614-6344
Tasmania - 9 nights, Contact phone # 011-61-3-6352-2263
Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour, 100 Murray St., Sydney, Aust-5nights
Phone # 011-61-2-9563-0803

The above prices are based on Airfares from the Mid-West on Northwest Airlines to Los Angeles and Qantas Airways Internationally. Other departure cities and Airlines are available. Departure from Los Angeles is at a lesser cost of $380.00
* US & Australian departure tax and customs fees
* All transfers & hotel-resort accommodations
* Treks & walks per itinerary
* Meals per itinerary
* Tips to coach drivers
New Zealand
* Christchurch 1 night
* Queenstown 5 nights
* Gondola and Kiwi Magic film
** Optional Maori hangi [feast] and concert
* The famous "Rourburn Track" day walk
* Milford Sound Cruise - Fiordland
* Steamship with BBQ & sheep/dog exhibition
* Cairns 4 nights
* Kuranda day tour- sky rail/train/army duck/aboriginal dreamtime
* Outer Barrier Reef cruise
* Silky Oaks Lodge 3nights
* Melbourne 5 nights
* Tennis Grand Slam option [approximate ticket cost, $40 per day session, $30 per night session]
* Inclusions:
10 day fully guided Hike & Tour - of Tasmania
All transfers for the duration Luxury 4WD vehicles & Guides - some Coach
9 night's accommodation as specified
Breakfast - lunch - Dinner each day
All park passes and entry fees
Nocturnal Wildlife Tour & Gourmet Game-food Dinner
Ocean Cruise transfer Freycinet hike
Ocean Cruise & Dinner to Peppermint Bay return Hobart
Vineyard & lavender farm tour
Port Arthur - Tasman Peninsular - Richmond - Convict past
Ben Lomond Camp out - Private Ski Lodge - Spit Roast Bush BBQ
East Cost Seafood Sunset Banquet - Totally Tasmanian Hoedown
* Sydney 5 nights

*Not included in tour costs
Passports, New Zealand departure tax [$25nzd], laundry, wines, liquors, mineral waters, tips to maids, waiters or porters, items of a personal nature, optional tours and any service not specifically mentioned as included.

*Recommended clothing for hiking:
Hat, fleece jacket, raincoat, daypack, socks, comfortable walking/hiking boots or tennis shoes, drinking bottle and insect repellent.
Optional: gloves and walking stick

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