In This Newsletter - Young at Heart holidays

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In This Newsletter - Young at Heart holidays
rch 2012
No 95 Ma
www.youngatheart.com.au
Greetings!
Summer has drawn to a close and autumn is
now upon us. Autumn is a favourite season
of mine with the transforming foliage turning
into a kaleidoscope of rich hues of reds,
yellows, oranges and browns. The hot days
are behind us but we can still enjoy some
warm nights and cooler comfortable days
– perfect for a colourful Autumn get-away.
Our “ultra short breaks” of just two or three
days are proving to be a popular alternative
for those who don’t want to be away for a
week.
Whether Tasmania, country Victoria, South
Australia or north to peaceful Binna Burra
Mountain Lodge with its beautiful rainforest
environment, there’s something for everyone’s
personal appeal on your Young at Heart
Schedule. This year we also offer two cruises
for the Young at Heart – the Kimberley
Cruise and one to the Great Barrier Reef. If
you haven’t yet browsed through the Young
at Heart Big Book of Holidays 2012, it’s not
too late and if you need another copy please
phone our friendly sales team who will be
happy to post one out to you. As always our
staff look forward to your calls and are happy
to help you choose the holiday that best suits
you if you would like a hand in deciding.
Happy travelling.
“May the road rise with you,
may the wind
be always at your back,
may the rain
fall gently on your fields,
and may the Lord hold you
in the palm of His hand
until we meet again.”
[email protected]
Phone: (03) 9875 1411
In This Newsletter
Opera in the Caves
RACV Healesville Opera Scholars
Easter Tasmania
Easter Mildura
Warrnambool Gold Stayput
OReilly’s & Binna Burra
Port Stephens Stayput
Clare Valley Stayput
Kangaroo Island
RACV Resort Inverloch Stayput
Bendigo & Castlemaine Short Break
Creswick Stayput
Central Gippsland (Traralgon) Stayput
Mansfield & Mt Buller Ultra Short Break
Echuca on Murray Short Break Stayput
RACV Country Club Healesville
Majestic Mountains
Murray Princess
Cairns Gold Stayput
Darwin Stayput
Harvey Bay Stayput
Maroochydore Stayput
Noosa Stayput
Perth Gold Stayput
Central Australian Explorer
East Coast Wanderer
Eyre and Yorke Peninsula
Ghan & Top End
Flinders Ranges
Kangaroo Island to Melbourne
Kimberley Delights
Inland Wanderer
Northern Territory Explorer Queensland Coastal Delights
Queensland Inland Explorer
Queensland Tropical Splendour
Top End Delights
West Australian Wildflowers
West Coast Explorer
The Great Barrier Reef
The Kimberley
Just for fun
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Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
Suite 1, 79 Mahoneys Road
Forest Hill 3131
Phone (03) 9875 1411
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.youngatheart.com.au
JA Reed P/L ACN 075 188 144
trading as Young at Heart Travel
TAL 32076
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YOUNG AT HEART
Opera in the Caves
Highlights
•Opera in the Caves
Performance
•Grampians
•Naracoorte Caves
•Yallum Park
•Mary MacKillop Centre, Penola
•Blue Lake, Mt Gambier
•Limestone Coast
The second Opera in the Caves event was held at Naracoorte Caves on February 11, where
Opera Scholars Australia singers performed to an almost capacity audience of Young at Heart
Holidays, Seniors Coach Tours and Australian Air Holidays passengers, plus some local opera
fans, together with the municipal mayor, councillors, tourism leaders and local newspaper and
ABC radio journalists.
Young at Heart Holidays offered a 7 day coach tour at a value packed fare of $2,745 per
person (ex Melbourne). In all 126 passengers enjoyed both the performance and the scenic
attractions of the limestone coast and winery region, joined by local audience of over 100 for
the performance.
News article at right from Border
Watch, Feb 23, 2012
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Young at Heart Holidays
RACV Healesville Opera Scholars
Malcolm and Jeni Reed of Australian Air Holidays
invite you to a
Gala Luncheon
Highlights
•Pre-luncheon drinks and
canapes
•3 course luncheon at RACV
Healesville
•Opera Scholars Australia
performance
•Support the next generation of
Australian opera stars
to be held at RACV Healesville
Sunday May 6, 2012
featuring famous operatic solos and choruses
by Opera Scholars Australia
11.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Pre-luncheon canapes, 3 course luncheon, cheese and coffee, selection of drinks included.
Ample car parking on site.
For non-drivers limited complimentary coach transport will be available departing Essendon
Airport, Southern Cross Station and Forest Hill Chase.
$200 per person
This includes a donation of $100 to Opera Scholars Australia Trust to assist the 2012 program
of 30 scholars. We aim to raise $20,000 on the day.
Tax deductible receipts for $100 per person will be issued.
Please book early to assist the organiser.
Phone Australian Air Holidays (03) 9875 1422 or email [email protected]
Payment in full required when booking, no refunds.
Name changes welcome.
The Opera Scholars Australia Program was set up in 1998 with the purpose of offering
talented young singers between the age of 17 and 26 (now 28) the opportunity to further
develop their talents through a variety of performances and professional tuition. At Opera
in the Alps, Opera by the Loch and Opera in the Market the singers have the opportunity
to perform in front of a 100 voice choir and professional orchestra led by Australian and
overseas conductors.
From eight scholars in 1998 the program has expanded to thirty scholars who are nurtured
and tutored by Graeme and Margot Wall – both former opera singers – who, through
Australian Music Events, operate the program. Yvonne Kenny AM has shown great interest
in the program and is now its patron.
Today we all offer our support for these rising stars of the future and for the promotion of
opera in Victoria.
*You may wish to join the 5 day RACV County Club Healesville Stayput program which
commences on May 6. See page 42 for details. Save $100 off the Healesville Stayput fare
if you book both together at the same time.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Highlights
•Woolmer Estate guided tour
•Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage
Museum
•Platypus House
•Campbelltown and Ross
•Old Hobart Town Model Village
•Port Arthur Historic Site
•Tahune Airwalk
Easter Tasmania
6 days, departs Apr 4
LAST MINUTE FARE:
SAVE $250
FROM LISTED FARE
6 SEATS AVAILABLE
Tasmania is a beautiful and peaceful island state. Enjoy this short Easter itinerary visiting
the best of Launceston and Hobart.
We fly to Launceston. The 4 star Launceston Hotel Grand Chancellor is our base for two
days of exploring in the Tamar Valley and around Launceston. Highlights include Woolmer
Estate (including the National Rose Garden), the Swiss Village of Grindelwald, the Mining
town of Beaconsfield and Platypus House at Beauty Point.
Then we travel south via Campbelltown and Ross to Hobart, where the 4.5 star Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor becomes our base for exploring Hobart and surrounds.
Visit the Old Hobart Town Historical Village in Richmond, the Port Arthur Historic Site and
the beautiful Huon Valley to Hobart’s south. Walk amongst the treetops at the Tahune
Airwalk. A memorable way to celebrate Easter this year.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, LAUNCESTON
Passengers from Brisbane, Sydney and
Adelaide fly either direct or via Melbourne.
Following home/hotel pick up in the
Melbourne metropolitan area, we transfer
to Melbourne Airport for the short flight to
Launceston, due to arrive early afternoon.
(Perth passengers arrive in Melbourne the
day prior to departure.) Lunch on arrival.
Our Young at Heart coach awaits us. Visit
Woolmer Estate; enjoy a guided tour, time for
a stroll in the beautiful National Rose Garden
and afternoon cuppa in the Servant’s Kitchen
Café. Our home for two nights is the 4 star
Launceston Hotel Grand Chancellor.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Young at Heart Holidays
Day 2 (B,L,D) TAMAR VALLEY
Today we enjoy a tour of the Tamar Valley.
We call at the Swiss village of Grindelwald
on route to Beaconsfield where we visit
Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Museum.
We continue to Beauty Point for lunch. In
the afternoon visit Platypus House. Watch
Tasmanian platypuses and echidnas in an
indoor setting, stroll in the echidna garden
and enjoy a short platypus film. We return
via Batman Bridge.
Day 3 (B,L,D) CAMPBELLTOWN, ROSS,
HOBART
Today we travel south to the historic Midland
towns of Campbelltown and Ross. Visit the
Easter Tasmania
Tasmanian Wool Centre, take a short town
tour and enjoy lunch here today. View the
historic convict-built stone bridge for which
the village is famous. During the afternoon
we travel further south along the Midland
Highway to Hobart. Home for three nights
is the 4.5 star centrally located Hotel Grand
Chancellor.
Day 4 (B,L,D) RICHMOND, PORT ARTHUR
This morning we travel to the Georgian
village of Richmond, with Australia’s oldest
bridge, oldest gaol and oldest Catholic
Church. Visit Old Hobart Town Historical
Model Village with time to stroll in the
village before continuing to Eaglehawk
Neck, a narrow isthmus of land connecting
the Tasman Peninsula to the mainland, now
home to the famous “Doo Town” with its
eccentric house names. On to Port Arthur,
established in 1830, first as a timber station,
then as a prison for the hardest British and
Irish criminals – beautiful location, tragic site.
Lunch on arrival. Time to explore the ruins
and enjoy the picturesque garden setting,
maybe visit the Penitentiary or Church ruins,
and take a short cruise around the Isle of
the Dead. We return to Hobart later in the
afternoon.
Day 5 (B,L,D) HOBART, HUON VALLEY
Today we explore to the south of Hobart
and the Huon Valley as we follow the Huon
Trail to Grove. Enjoy a morning cuppa at
the Apple and Heritage Museum. Visit the
“Big Tree” prior to arriving at the Tahune
Forest Air Walk, located in the southern
forests in Tasmania’s magnificent Tahune
Forest Reserve. After lunch, walk through
the three-storey high canopy of a Tasmanian
wet forest. Suspended high above the forest
floor the Tahune Airwalk offers a spectacular
panoramic outlook to some of Tasmania’s
unique tree species. We return to Hobart via
Geeveston.
Day 6 (B,L) HOBART, HOME
This morning a morning cuppa at Mt
Nelson with great views of the Derwent
Harbour. Lunch prior to boarding our early
afternoon flight. Melbourne passengers
return home and passengers from other
states catch connecting flights to their home
ports. (Sydney and Brisbane passengers may
choose to fly direct and depart at a different
time – may be additional cost). A delightful
Tasmanian Easter Holiday.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth*
single supplement
$2,995
$3,095
$3,295
$3,295
$2,995
$3,695
$ 350
Deposit of $300 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Easter Mildura
Highlights
•Port of Echuca
•Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement
•Inland Botanic Gardens
•Avoca Station tour
•Orange World
•Rio Vista and Old Mildura
Homestead
•Bendigo Pottery
7 days, departs Apr 5
Mildura is renowned for its big skies, rich earth and the seventh largest river in the world
– the Murray. On this Easter holiday, you will discover the charm and diversity of the
Sunraysia district and parts of central Victoria. From cruising the Murray to visiting historic
sites and observing agricultural production, this stayput is certain to be a most rewarding
and enjoyable experience.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, ECHUCA, SWAN HILL
Departing Melbourne we travel north
through Kilmore and Heathcote, arriving in
Echuca in time for lunch. Spend some time
in the port precinct and enjoy lunch. During
the afternoon we travel along the Murray
Valley Highway to Cohuna before arriving in
Swan Hill and our home for tonight, Burke &
Wills Motor Inn.
Day 2 (B,L,D) SWAN HILL, MILDURA
This morning we visit the Pioneer Settlement,
situated on the banks of the Marraboor River.
Step back in time as we stroll amongst the
heritage buildings and exhibitions. Today
we will also have lunch in Swan Hill before
making our way to the Quality Hotel Mildura
Grand, our home for the next four nights.
Day 3 (B,L,D) WENTWORTH
Today we cross the border to Wentworth.
Visit the Inland Botanic Gardens and
Wentworth Gaol before heading to Avoca
Station for lunch. This heritage homestead
is on the banks of the Darling River and we
tour the extensive gardens and buildings. On
our way home to Mildura we stop at Junction
Park overlooking the spot where the Murray
and Darling rivers converge and flow on to
Lock 10 and weir.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
Day 4 (B,L,D) EASTER DAY
A later start to provide the opportunity for
those wishing to attend Church Services
to do so. A little free time prior to visiting
Orange World this morning. Learn a little of
the orange industry and take a ride around
this citrus property. Lunch today is at
Trentham Estate Winery. Enjoy the relaxing
atmosphere taking in stunning views of the
Murray River. This afternoon there is time to
relax at our motel, enjoy a walk in the park
along the river or do a self guided Art Deco
heritage walk right in the heart of Mildura.
$2,785
$3,235
$3,335
$3,235
$3,185
$3,535
$ 385
Deposit of $300 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Day 5 (B,L,D) MILDURA
This morning we enjoy a cruise on the
Murray River with morning tea aboard a
paddle steamer. Lunch at the Mildura RSL
Wirraway Bistro, named after the WWII
fighter aircraft which was used to train pilots
Young at Heart Holidays
at the RAAF Training unit established in
1942. This afternoon we visit Rio Vista and
the Old Mildura Homestead.
Day 6 (B,L,D) MILDURA, SEA LAKE, BENDIGO
A stop in Red Cliffs before heading into the
Mallee. View the 70 metre cliffs that gave
this town its name, visit Big Lizzie and the old
railway station in the town centre. A morning
cuppa in Ouyen, the centre of the Victorian
Mallee country. This area was once covered
in drought-resistant eucalypt (mallee) which
proved very difficult to uproot and destroy.
The dense wood today is used for wood
turning and burning. Lunch in Sea Lake
and an afternoon stop at Wedderburn before
heading to the goldrush era city of Bendigo
and our overnight home, Lake View Resort.
Day 7 (B,L) BENDIGO, HOME
This morning we visit Central Deborah
Gold Mine where we board the vintage
talking tram for a tour of Bendigo. Visit
Bendigo Pottery, the oldest working pottery
in Australia, before lunch. We return along
the Calder Highway arriving in Melbourne
around 4:00 p.m. Metropolitan home, hotel
and airport transfers complete a most relaxing
stayput holiday in Mildura.
LAST MINUTE FARE:
April 29 departure
SAVE $200
FROM LISTED FARE
Warrnambool Gold Stayput
6 days, departs Apr 29, Oct 28, Nov 25
Warrnambool – along with Port Fairy and Portland – dates back to the early 1800‘s
when whalers beached their ships on the wide beaches to repair them. Now a large city,
Warrnambool coastal scenery still holds a great attraction for holiday makers. Young at
Heart invites you to join us for a relaxing holiday on the stunningly beautiful south coast.
Highlights
•Studio Ocean view rooms at
luxury Sebel Deep Blue
•Twelve Apostles
•Flagstaff Maritime Village
•Hopkins Falls
•Cape Bridgewater
•Port Fairy
•Portland
Our home for 5 nights is the 4.5 star Sebel Deep Blue Warrnambool. Relax in Studio
Ocean view rooms.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, WARRNAMBOOL
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pickups, (passengers from other states
arrive day prior) we travel to Anglesea
and, following morning tea, enjoy the aweinspiring Great Ocean Road on our journey
to our luncheon destination Apollo Bay. In
the afternoon we continue along the Great
Ocean Road to Lavers Hill, before heading
inland to Chapple Vale, Cobden and Terang.
Arriving late afternoon, we settle into our
accommodation for five nights, the Sebel
Deep Blue Warrnambool, before enjoying
welcome drinks and a three course dinner.
Day 2 (B,L,D) PORT FAIRY
Today we discover the sights and sounds of
Warrnambool on a town tour, followed by a
visit to the delightful Botanic Gardens. Travel
to Port Fairy, viewing the inactive volcano
at Tower Hill Game Reserve along the way.
Lunch today in this delightful seaside town.
On a guided tour discover the fascinating
history of Port Fairy and its links to the sealers
and whalers who operated in Bass Strait in
the 1800‘s, before returning to Warrnambool
later in the afternoon.
Day 3 (B,L,D) TWELVE APOSTLES, PORT
CAMPBELL
For millions of years the forces of nature have
worn away the coast in the Port Campbell
area resulting in a rugged coastline with many
landforms, the most famous being the Twelve
Apostles. This morning we journey along
this scenic road, visiting Cheeseworld for
morning tea. As we continue we view London
Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, the famous Apostles
and Gibsons Steps. Lunch in Port Campbell
before returning early afternoon via Timboon
to Warrnambool. Enjoy a walk along Lady
Bay, browse amongst the shops, or simply
relax at the Sebel Deep Blue, the choice is
yours.
Day 4 (B,L,D) PORTLAND, CAPE
BRIDGEWATER
This morning we travel to Portland, Victoria’s
first settlement. Visit the Botanic Gardens,
view the bluestone church of St Stephens
built in 1824 and enjoy a ride on the historic
Portland Tram. Following lunch we make
the short journey west to Cape Bridgewater.
Enjoy the beautiful scenic drive along surf
beaches, Shelly Beach and Bridgewater
Bay. Following dinner, enjoy the spectacular
show Shipwrecked at Flagstaff Hill Maritime
Village.
Day 5 (B,L,D) WARRNAMBOOL
Today we visit Flagstaff Hill. This recreated
maritime village offers the visitor an
interactive journey through Victoria’s early
maritime history, including the tragic tale
of the Loch Ard shipwreck. Flagstaff Hill
combines 1870’s charm and heritage with the
most modern of multi-media technology to
produce an historic exhibition and show with
a difference. Lunch at Flagstaff Hill before
visiting the Warrnambool Art Gallery. Built
in 1886, the current purpose-built gallery was
opened in 1986 as a memorial to Sir Fletcher
Jones. Later in the afternoon we view
Hopkins Falls, often referred to as a miniature
Niagara, whilst enjoying an afternoon cuppa.
Day 6 (B,L) WARRNAMBOOL, HOME
Sadly this morning we must depart for
home. A lovely farewell lunch, overlooking
Eastern Beach in Geelong, is followed by
metropolitan Melbourne home/hotel and
airport transfers, completing a most enjoyable
short break holiday to beautiful Warrnambool
and the stunning Southwest Coast.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$2,275
$2,725
$2,825
$2,725
$2,675
$3,025
$ 315
Deposit of $250 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
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SHORT BREAK STAYPUTS
O’Reilly’s & Binna Burra
Highlights
•3 nights Binna Burra Mountain
Lodge
•4 nights O’Reilly’s Rainforest
Retreat
•Lamington National Park
•Guided bird and wildlife walks
•Coach excursions to scenic
attractions
8 days, departs Apr 26, Oct 11, Oct 25
For Young at Heart, 2009 was our first visit to Binna Burra Mountain Lodge which combines
the peace and tranquillity of a mountain getaway with a unique opportunity to explore
a truly beautiful rainforest environment. We stay in “Acacia Rooms” with panoramic
mountain or rainforest views, private facilities and balcony. Radios, clocks, telephones and
televisions are not found in our rooms in order to “leave the world behind”. After three
nights in this idyllic mountain forest hideaway, we transfer to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
also located in the Lamington National Park.
We have been visiting O’Reilly’s world-famous guest house for over ten years. It was
opened in 1926 and is now operated by third generation O’Reillys. Originally a dairy
farming lease, until 1946 the last stage of the journey to O’Reilly’s was undertaken by
horseback, along a mountain track which originally was used to take cream to a dairy
factory off the mountain and to bring all the materials and supplies to the farm. Today
O’Reilly’s is a modern property with an old fashioned flavour, set in the ever-beautiful
mountains of the Gold Coast hinterland.
Please note: Unfortunately this itinerary is not suitable for passengers using walkers or for
those who cannot climb stairs.
solitude in the relaxation areas around the
Lodge or explore the Park at your leisure.
Each day culminates in a hearty countrystyle dinner with friendly ambience and
spectacular views.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, COOLANGATTA, BINNA
BURRA
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pickup, we transfer to Melbourne
Airport for our flight to the Gold Coast
Airport at Coolangatta. Passengers from
other states may fly direct to Coolangatta.
Upon arrival we transfer to the Lamington
National Park (lunch on route) where we
relax and enjoy the experiences that the
Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, our home for
three nights, has to offer.
Days 2 and 3 (B,L,D) BINNA BURRA
Take part in the daily activities program of
guided bird and wildlife walks, bush tucker
presentation, bush poetry, history talk and
enjoy a roaring campfire with billy tea. Find
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
Single supplement based on a Mountainview
Room. Deduct $280 if you wish to have a
Bithongabel Room at O’Reilly’s (single bed
and smaller room).
Deposit of $350 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
SHORT BREAKS
Days 5,6 & 7 (B,L,D) O’REILLY’S
Join in the day’s activities or just relax by the
pool with a book from the O’Reilly’s library.
You are free to join as many or as few of
the activities as you wish. Take part in the
morning bird walks, tree top walk, morning
and afternoon bus excursions to magnificent
scenic lookouts and after dinner evening
photo presentations and talks.
Day 8 (B,L) O’REILLY’S, COOLANGATTA,
HOME
Sadly we must leave the Lamington National
Park this morning and begin our journey
home. We take in the magnificent scenic
views from our coach as we wind our way
down the mountain. Lunch prior to our
flight home. We depart Coolangatta Airport
returning to Melbourne mid-afternoon.
Interstate passengers fly direct to their home
state. Melbourne metropolitan home/hotel
transfers complete a memorable Lamington
National Park holiday.
$3,615
$3,515
$4,015
$3,965
$4,315
$ 540
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Day 4 (B,L,D) BINNA BURRA, BEECHMONT,
CANUNGRA, O’REILLY’S
Today we make our way down the mountain
via Beechmont and Canungra, stopping for
lunch at the Mount View Alpaca Farm and
Rainforest Gallery Café, before making the
journey to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, our
home for four nights.
Young at Heart Holidays
LAST MINUTE FARE:
April 15 departure
SAVE $200
FROM LISTED FARE
Port Stephens Stayput
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 60 for full itinerary.
10 days, departs Apr 15, Oct 14, Oct 18
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa
Shoal Bay Resort and Spa was originally the Country Club Hotel, a favourite with both
locals and holiday makers since 1954. Recent restorations and refurbishments have
resulted in the award-winning 4.5 star Shoal Bay Resort and Spa.
Highlights
•Stockton Sand Dunes 4WD tour
•Tanilba House tour
•Hunter Valley Gardens
•Newcastle Tram tour
•Sketchley Cottage & Museum
•Dolphin spotting cruise
•Fighterworld Aviation Museum
As well as excellent accommodation, the resort offers four restaurants, five bars, three
swimming pools and the $5.5 million Aqua Spa.
Our Barrington Apartments with excellent water views are one or two bedroom, separate
from the living area, and complete with kitchen. One bedroom apartments have shower
over bath, two bedroom have two bathrooms, main with walk in shower. The second
bedroom does not have an outside window. Apartments are serviced daily.
Shoal Bay is nestled on 5 acres on the edge of Shoal Bay – crystal clear waterways and
magnificent volcanic headlands. There are so many scenic attractions we could stay much
longer than ten days.
Enjoy buffet breakfasts in the resort’s restaurant. Light lunches are included on all days
except day 6. Dinners are at a variety of restaurants within the resort or close by, mostly
within walking distance.
Day trips will be shorter, mostly departing 9:45 to 10:00 a.m. and returning by 4:00 p.m.
or a little earlier. This allows plenty of time for beach strolls, lattes in nearby cafés and, if
you wish, a swim or spa.
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up we travel to Melbourne Airport
for our flight north to Newcastle. Interstate
passengers fly direct to Newcastle or via other
ports. Lunch in flight. Our Young at Heart
coach awaits. On arrival we make our way
to our home for nine nights, the Shoal Bay
Resort and Spa, set on the pristine sands of
Shoal Bay in Port Stephens.
Take a four wheel drive tour to the Sygna
shipwreck along the magnificant Stockton
Sand Dunes. Lunch, wine and beer tasting at
Murrays Brewery and Port Stephens Winery.
Visit beautiful Fingal Bay then Gan Gan Hill,
Port Stephens’ highest and most accessible
lookout. Morning tea at Boat Harbour before
we journey to Tanilba House for a guided
tour and lunch. During the afternoon enjoy
Tilligerry Peninsula and Soldiers Point before
returning to the Resort at Shoal Bay.
Visit the magnificent Hunter Valley Gardens.
Enjoy morning tea before a guided tour
around the 25 hectares of sensational sights,
colours and fragrances. Lunch at the Gardens
Café. Travel back to the Resort via Cessnock
and Kurri Kurri where we stop to look at the
very attractive murals.
Travel to Newcastle. Take in the views along
the wharf area and ocean beaches and ride
the famous Newcastle Tram as it rumbles past
the major attractions of the town and the
waterfront. Lunch on the recently developed
Queens Wharf old dockside area.
Tour the Inner Head Lighthouse. Enjoy
morning tea here with views over looking
Shoal Bay. Continue to Tea Gardens/Hawks
Nest for lunch and a walk along the riverfront
before boarding the classic older-style timber
ferry returning to Nelson Bay across Port
Stephens Bay.
Visit Port Stephens Community Arts Centre.
Continue to Raymond Terrace and Sketchley
Cottage and Museum for a guided tour and
lunch. Enjoy short drive to the historic
town of Morpeth. Return to Shoal Bay via
Medowie Macadamias for some home-made
macadamia ice cream.
Enjoy the morning aboard the Moonshadow V,
a Supercat catamaran, on a dolphin spotting
cruise with 99% success rate.
Visit Fighterworld Aviation Museum on route
to Newcastle Airport, where we board our
flight to Melbourne or other home ports.
Upon arrival in Melbourne, home/hotel
transfers are available. So concludes a most
relaxing and enjoyable stayput Young at Heart
holiday in beautiful Port Stephens.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth*
single supplement
$4,485
$4,485
$4,785
$4,785
$5,135
$ 810
2 bedroom surcharge:­
Add $270 p.p.t.s. $540 s.s.
Deposit of $450 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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LONGER STAYPUTS
LAST MINUTE FARE:
April 24 departure
Clare Valley Stayput
Highlights
•Sevenhill Winery
•Bungaree Station
•Barossa Valley Quilt & Craft
Cottage
6 days, departs Apr 24, Sep 1, Oct 22
SAVE $200
FROM LISTED FARE
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 36 for full itinerary.
Clare Country Club Resort is situated in one of Australia’s premium wine regions with
splendid views overlooking lush fairways of the adjacent golf course. The 4 star resort
boasts an en-suite spa in every room, plus walk in shower, gourmet cuisine and stunning
wines. Our rooms have either a balcony or ground floor outdoor sitting area.
Located just 90 minutes from Adelaide, this beautifully appointed complex is positioned in
the tumbling Clare Valley hills, quietly away from the town centre but close enough to enjoy
all the region has to offer.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
$2,695
$2,795
$2,895
$2,895
$2,945
$ 390
Deposit of $250 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
Following home/hotel pick up in the
metropolitan area we transfer to Melbourne
Airport for the short flight to Adelaide.
Passengers from other states may fly direct
to Adelaide or via Melbourne. On arrival
enjoy a tour of Adelaide followed by lunch
in Glenelg. Continue to Clare and our home
for five nights, the 4 star Clare Country Club.
Travel to Sevenhill Winery. Visit the Polish
Hill River Church Museum before returning
to Clare and visiting the Old Police Station
Museum.
Visit the historic town of Burra. Enjoy a
guided tour and lunch at the Burra Bakery.
Return via Mintaro visiting Martindale Hall, a
19th century Georgian Mansion.
Return to Adelaide for our mid afternoon
flights to Melbourne. Interstate passengers
may fly direct to their home state or via
Melbourne. Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel transfers complete a relaxing holiday in
one of Australia’s premium wine districts.
LAST MINUTE FARE:
April 15 departure
Highlights
Kangaroo Island Stayput
•Seal Bay guided walk
•Raptor Domain Birds of Prey
•Flinders Chase National Park
SAVE $200
FROM LISTED FARE
4 SEATS ONLY
6 days, departs Apr 15, Oct 21, Oct 28,
Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2
Following home/hotel pick up in the
Melbourne metropolitan area, we transfer
to Melbourne Airport for the short flight
to Adelaide. Passengers from other states
may fly direct to Adelaide or via Melbourne,
depending on schedules. Transfer to a charter
aircraft for the 20 minute flight to Kangaroo
Island. Our home for five nights is the Ozone
Seafront Hotel or All Seasons Kangaroo Island
Lodge. Visit Stokes Bay Bush Garden, Island
Pure Dairy and the Island Beehive.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
Travel via Spalding and Jamestown to
Gladstone. Visit to the Old Gaol before
continuing to Bungaree Station. Travel
through Eudunda to Nuriootpa and Angaston
in the Barossa Valley. Visit Angus Park Shop
(dried fruits, chocolate, nuts), Barossa Valley
Cheese and Barossa Valley Quilt and Craft
Cottage. Return via Kapunda.
$2,765
$2.865
$2,965
$2,765
$2,965
$3,015
$ 350
Deposit of $300 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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SHORT BREAK STAYPUTS
Visit Seal Bay and join a guided walk on the
beach among the 500 sea lions that live there.
Enjoy morning cuppa at the Raptor Domain
“Birds of Prey” free flight presentation
featuring wedge-tailed eagles, barn owls,
kookaburras and much more before
continuing to Flinders Chase National Park.
Visit Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic,
Admirals Arch and Hanson Bay Koala Park for
Young at Heart Holidays
See Young at Heart Big Book of
Holidays page 39 for full itinerary.
a koala walk and educational talk.
Visit the Penneshaw Maritime and Folk
Museum before continuing to Emu Ridge
Eucalyptus Distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits
and Hope Cottage Museum before watching
the daily pelican feeding at Kingscote.
Journey across the island to Cape Borda.
Enjoy a guided tour of the historic square
lighthouse and museum. Visit the lighthouse
cemetery. Lunch and short farm tour and
demonstration at the Gum Creek Andermel
Marron Farm before visiting Parndana
Wildlife Park.
Board the charter aircraft for the short flight
back to Adelaide. Melbourne passengers join
their direct flight home. Interstate passengers
may fly direct to home ports. Melbourne
metropolitan home/hotel drop offs complete
a most enjoyable Kangaroo Island holiday.
LAST MINUTE FARE:
April 22 departure
SAVE $100
FROM LISTED FARE
RACV Resort Inverloch Stayput
6 SEATS ONLY
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 41 for full itinerary.
6 days, departs Apr 22, Oct 7
Nov 11, Nov 18
Highlights
•South Gippsland Tourist Railway
•Phillip Island
•Wilsons Promontory
This recently constructed resort is located opposite the beach on the picturesque South
Gippsland coast. Set in a stunning natural environment, the resort boasts magnificent
views of the Bass Coast and Anderson Inlet, just 5 kilometres from Inverloch township.
On this short break stayput holiday our accommodation is in ocean view rooms with
private balconies, (some views restricted by trees) ensuite bathrooms, flat screen television,
fridge, and tea/coffee making facilities. King or twin beds. Rooms are serviced daily. Full
breakfast is served in the resort restaurant, dinners at the resort or at local restaurants.
Leisurely scenic day trips, plus time to stroll along the beach or relax at the resort, making
this a delightful holiday for passengers who enjoy beach settings.
This holiday includes some walking (strolling pace) on several days and may be best suited
to those who enjoy this style of activity. On these days, less mobile passengers may travel
with the group or choose to remain at the resort and enjoy a less active day.
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up (interstate passengers arrive day
prior), we depart Melbourne at 10:00 a.m.
Travel to Yarragon, browse in the many craftstyle shops and enjoy a light lunch. Travel to
Nyora to join the South Gippsland Tourist
Railway to Korumburra. Visit Tarwin Lower,
Venus Bay and the Bunurong Shell Museum.
Enjoy the Bunurong Coastal Drive.
Visit Kilcunda cliffs and the Koala
Conservation Centre on Churchill Island.
Travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Visit the Foster Museum and enjoy a short
stroll to Norman Bay. View the murals at
Mirboo North before returning via Meeniyan
and Koonwarra to Inverloch
Return to Melbourne via Leongatha and
Loch Village, arriving in Melbourne at
approximately 3:00 p.m. Metropolitan home,
hotel and airport transfers complete a most
relaxing stayput holiday at Inverloch.
Bendigo & Castlemaine Ultra Short Break
See Young at Heart Big Book of
Holidays page 24 for full itinerary.
3 days, departs May 15, Sep 25
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$2,185
$2,635
$2,735
$2,635
$2,585
$2,935
$ 415
Deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
Highlights
•Bendigo “Talking Tram” tour
•Victorian Goldfields Steam
Railway
•Bendigo Pottery tour
New for 2012, Bendigo Stayput is a short break in the heart of Central Victoria’s historic
gold-field region. Our accommodation is at the newly renovated Bendigo Lake View
Resort. The deluxe rooms are comfortable and stylish, with a resort pool and spa for your
enjoyment as well as an excellent restaurant.
Following metropolitan home/hotel pick up
(interstate passengers arrive day prior), travel
to Sunbury and Kyneton. Lunch today is
at the charming Bringalbit Country Retreat
with its 10 acre garden dating back to the
19th Century. In the afternoon, we continue
to Bendigo. Join the “Talking Tram” tour,
enjoy the city sights and rich history of this
wonderful town. A little free time prior to
arriving at our accommodation for the next
two nights, Lake View Resort.
Travel to Maldon to ride the Victorian
Goldfields Steam Railway. Upon arrival in
Castlemaine, our coach will be waiting to take
us to the Botanical Gardens. Following lunch
and a little free time to look around town, we
visit Buda House and Garden. Not far from
Castlemaine is Harcourt where we stop for a
cuppa before returning to Lake View Resort.
Visit the Bendigo Pottery Interpretive
Museum, with displays of equipment used
over the years and products made at the
pottery since 1858. Travel via the Northern
Highway viewing Lake Eppalock on route
to lunch at Heathcote, where we visit
Court House Crafts. An afternoon cuppa
in Kilmore on route to Melbourne arriving
back at approximately 4.00pm. Metropolitan
home/hotel/airport drop offs conclude a most
enjoyable ultra short stayput holiday.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$ 975
$1,425
$1,525
$1,425
$1,375
$1,725
$ 120
Deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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* Overnight Melbourne
SHORT BREAK STAYPUTS
SPECIAL
INTRODUCTORY FARE:
Highlights
•4 nights Forest Resort, Creswick
•Daylesford & Hepburn Springs
•Kyneton
Creswick Stayput
May 14 departure
SAVE $100
FROM LISTED FARE
5 days, departs May 14, Oct 29, Nov 19
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 37 for full itinerary.
Forest Resort, a 4.5 star property, was opened in 2008. The resort features modern, stylish
and comfort plus facilities. Large lounge, excellent restaurant, indoor swimming pool,
boutique day spa (own expense) extensive grounds and warm, friendly service. Perfectly
located for a Young at Heart stayput holiday in central Victoria.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$1,895
$2,345
$2,445
$2,345
$2,295
$2,645
$ 285
Deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
Highlights
•Old Gippstown Heritage Park
•Tarra Bulga National Park
•Walhalla Goldfields Railway
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up (interstate passengers arrive day
prior) journey to Bacchus Marsh. Morning
tea at the Big Apple Tourist Orchard.
Continue to Ballarat. Enjoy lunch at the Fine
Art Gallery. Continue to Creswick and our
home for four nights the Forest Resort.
tea and a guided tour at Buda, a gentleman’s
residence built in 1861. Continue to
Maryborough. Visit the Maryborough
Railway Station and enjoy lunch and stroll
through the huge antique and art centre.
Continue to Avoca. Enjoy a wine tasting and
afternoon nibbles at Mount Avoca Vineyard .
A short journey to Daylesford. Morning
cuppa in Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens.
Visit Hepburn Springs and Kyneton. Lunch
at Bringalbit Gardens. Visit Kyneton
Museum.
Travel to Ballarat. Stroll through the Robert
Clark Conservatory at the Botanic Gardens,
adjacent to Lake Wendouree. Visit Hymettus
Historic Cottage and Garden. Following an
enjoyable luncheon join the Western Freeway
for the return journey to Melbourne, via the
airport for interstate passengers. We are due
to arrive in Melbourne at approximately 3:30
p.m. Home/hotel transfers for Melbourne
passengers complete a most enjoyable stayput
holiday in beautiful central Victoria.
Enjoy a guided tour and morning tea at the
Creswick Woollen Mills before traveling to
Clunes. Visit the Clunes Museum. Return to
Creswick to visit the Creswick Museum and
view the Gold Battery. Travel through gold
country to historic Castlemaine. Morning
Central Gippsland
(Traralgon) Stayput
5 days, departs May 7, Oct 22
Following metropolitan home/hotel pick up
(interstate passengers arrive day prior) travel
via the Yarra Ranges through Woori Yallock
and Powelltown. Walk through the forest
at Toorongo Falls Reserve prior to enjoying
lunch in Noojee. Continue via Hill End and
Willow Grove to Old Gippstown Heritage
Park in Moe. Our home for four nights,
Century Inn, Traralgon.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
Visit Tarra Bulga National Park with its
towering old-growth eucalyptus trees, fern
filled gullies, trickling streams and waterfalls.
Visit Port Albert and the Maritime Museum.
$1,995
$2,445
$2,545
$2,445
$2,395
$2,745
$ 280
Deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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SHORT BREAK STAYPUTS
Travel to Heyfield, home to the largest
hardwood sawmill in the southern
hemisphere. Morning tea on the shores of
Lake Glenmaggie, view the Weir wall. View
the Pino Deriu Gemstone Collection in
Young at Heart Holidays
SPECIAL
INTRODUCTORY FARE:
May 7 departure
SAVE $150
FROM LISTED FARE
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 35 for full itinerary.
Maffra’s restored Court House. Continue to
Sale. Enjoy a town tour and the exhibitions
at the Sale Art Gallery.
Travel into the foothills of the Baw Baw
Ranges to the historic mountain township of
Walhalla. Enjoy a journey on the Walhalla
Goldfields Railway, travel through Erica and
Moondara State Park to Yallourn North. Visit
the Old Brown Coal Mine Museum.
Travel via Mirboo North to Thorpdale
and Trafalgar. Continue along the Princes
Highway to Yarragon with time to browse
the antique stores and local gallery. Enjoy
lunch at the Darnum Hotel before our
return to Melbourne, arriving around 4:30
p.m. Metropolitan home/hotel and airport
transfers complete a most enjoyable short
break in Victoria’s Gippland region.
SPECIAL
INTRODUCTORY FARE:
May 22 departure
Mansfield & Mt Buller
SAVE $75
Ultra Short Break
FROM LISTED FARE
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 25 for full itinerary.
Day 1 (L,D) KINGLAKE, TRAWOOL,
STRATHBOGIE RANGES, YARCK, MANSFIELD
Following metropolitan home/hotel pick up
(interstate passengers arrive day prior) we
travel through the Yarra Valley to Kinglake,
one of the worst affected areas in the Black
Saturday bushfires. We pass through Strath
Creek, a tiny township whose cricket ground
is based on the famous Lord’s Cricket
Ground, before arriving at our lunch venue,
the Trawool Valley Resort. This afternoon we
enjoy a scenic drive though the picturesque
Strathbogie Ranges. Afternoon cuppa at
Yarck before arriving at our home for the next
two nights, the Mansfield Valley Motor Inn.
Day 2 (B,L,D) MANSFIELD, MOUNT BULLER,
HOWQUA VALLEY
Some free time this morning to browse
Mansfield’s main street or explore the
Mullums Wetlands located opposite our
hotel. Enjoy morning tea beside the Delatite
River before our coach climbs to the scenic
village of Mt Buller, in the heart of Victoria’s
High Country. Following a brief tour of the
3 days, departs May 22, Nov 22
•Strathbogie Ranges
•Mt Buller
•Lake Eildon
resort we enjoy lunch at the Mt Buller Chalet
with views to the valley floor below. During
the afternoon we descend into the Howqua
Valley and visit the townships of Howqua and
Gough’s Bay on the shores of Lake Eildon.
Later we hand feed the animals and view
the lions at the Mansfield Zoo, a unique and
enjoyable experience.
Day 3 (B,L) ALEXANDRA, LAKE EILDON,
BLACK SPUR, HEALESVILLE
This morning as we begin our journey
home we cross Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon
continuing on to Alexandra, in the foothills
of the Great Dividing Range. Morning tea at
Eildon a town built for construction workers
during the building of the retaining wall and
spillway. We cross the retaining wall and
enjoy superb views from the Mt Pinniger
lookout. Following lunch, take in the last
of the beautiful mountain scenery as we
return to Melbourne via the Black Spur and
Healesville. Metropolitan home/hotel and
airport transfers complete our most enjoyable
short break.
Echuca on the Murray Stayput
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 38 for full itinerary.
Highlights
5 days, departs May 21, Sep 10
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$ 895
$1,345
$1,445
$1,345
$1,295
$1,645
$ 110
Deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
Highlights
•Shepparton Heritage Centre
•Port of Echuca
•Paddlesteamer cruise
Echuca (meeting of the waters) sits at the junction of the Murray and Campaspe Rivers and
just downstream from the Goulburn River. It is Australia’s Paddle Steamer capital with a rich
and exciting colonial heritage. It’s also the perfect place for a relaxing holiday with plenty to
see and do only 2.5 hours from Melbourne.
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up (interstate passengers arrive day
prior) travel into central Victoria, enjoying a
morning cuppa at Tahbilk Winery Wetlands
Café prior to continuing to Shepparton for
lunch. Visit Shepparton Heritage Centre on
route to Comfort Resort Echuca Moama, our
home for four nights.
Explore Echuca. Take a short drive to
Torrumbarry Weir and Lock and visit the
interpretive centre. Spend some time at the
Port of Echuca and cruise the Murray on
an authentic paddle steamer. Visit nearby
Barmah to join a river cruise in the Barmah
wetlands and forest. Enjoy lunch at “The
Barmah” before returning to Echuca to visit
Chanter Estate Historical commercial &
military display.
Journey into southern NSW to Denliquin,
Peppin Heritage Centre. Continue to Hay
with lunch at “Shear Outback”.
Visit the Golden Cow at Tongala before
continuing to Rushworth. Browse among
the historical buildings before our journey
ends all too quickly as we return to
Melbourne arriving approximately 4:30p.m.
Metropolitan home/hotel/airport drop offs
conclude a most enjoyable stayput holiday.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$1,745
$2,195
$2,295
$2,195
$2,145
$2,495
$ 160
Deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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* Overnight Melbourne
SHORT BREAK STAYPUTS
Highlights
•4 nights RACV Country Club,
Healesville
•Magic Garden Roses
•Yarra Valley Tourist Railway
•Healesville Sanctuary
•Lake Eildon
•Black Spur & Marysville
•TarraWarra Museum of Art
RACV Country Club Healesville
5 days, departs May 6*, Sep 16, Oct 14
*You may wish to join the RACV Opera Gala Day which will be on day 1 of your stayput
holiday. Deduct $100 from the fare if booked together at the same time.
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Healesville’s close proximity to
Melbourne, the RACV Healesville Country Club, provides a most enjoyable easy pace
stayput holiday.
Malcolm and Jeni Reed invite you to enjoy the relaxing, refined and quiet atmosphere of
this private country club, not open to the public. A perfect setting for a short break, close to
Melbourne and yet a million miles away. Enjoy the ambience, maybe a swim in the indoor
heated pool, or a stroll around the grounds as well as excellent food and service.
Enjoy also the scenery of the Great Dividing Range, visit Marysville as it rebuilds after
recent bush fires and view Lake Eildon, for the first time in many years full of water (and
overflowing).
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, HEALESVILLE
Following metropolitan home/hotel pick up
(interstate passengers arrive day prior) we
travel through the eastern suburbs to the
Yarra Valley, a major grape and winery area,
to Healesville, where we visit Magic Garden
Roses, home to 100,000 roses of all varieties
and types. Enjoy a stroll in the garden, learn
a little of how drought tolerant roses can be.
Then to The Big Bouquet, a state-of-the-art
gerbera and alpaca farm, where 60,000
gerberas are grown in a massive glasshouse.
Lunch and a guided tour showing various
aspects of these stunning cut flowers. Browse
in the alpaca gift shop. Visit the Yarra Valley
Tourist Railway for a 45 minute train journey.
At Badger Weir enjoy the forest and fern
glades, take a short stroll if you wish. Our
home for four nights is RACV Healesville
Country Club. We arrive in time to relax
prior to a pre-dinner drink and evening meal
together.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
Day 2 (B,L,D) HEALESVILLE
This morning we visit Healesville Sanctuary.
Over 200 species of Australian animals live
here. Our morning includes the famous
fly free “birds of prey” show. Today we also
visit local galleries, the Healesville Historical
Society and Maroondah Reservoir. Stroll
through the gardens and, if you wish, the top
of the retaining wall.
$2,475
$2,925
$3,025
$2,925
$2,875
$3,225
$ 360
Deposit of $250 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
Day 3 (B,L,D) ALEXANDRA, EILDON
Today we travel along the Black Spur over the
Great Dividing Range to Alexandra, centre of
a farming district, and Eildon. Drive across
the retaining wall, enjoy the extensive lake
views from nearby Mt Pinniger. We return via
the Melba Highway and Yea.
* Overnight Melbourne
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SHORT BREAK STAYPUTS
Young at Heart Holidays
Day 4 (B,L,D) MARYSVILLE, WARBURTON
Today enjoy the tall eucalyptus forest as
we drive to Fernshaw, once a gold mining
village, and along the Black Spur to Dom
Dom Saddle and the bush fire ravaged areas
of Narbethong and Marysville. See the
destruction of the fires but also the regrowth
and commencement of rebuilding in these
well-loved towns. Visit the fascinating
Marysville and District Historical Society
prior to lunch in Marysville. During the
afternoon we climb high onto the mountains
to the old mill village of Cambarville, then
continue to Upper Yarra Dam and Warburton.
Day 5 (B,L) HEALESVILLE, YARRA VALLEY,
HOME
A little time to browse in Healesville then
to TarraWarra Museum of Art, the first
privately-funded public art gallery, the
culmination of Eva and Marc Bessen’s dream
of sharing their passion for Australian art
with the people of Australia. The collection
is housed in a modern purpose-built gallery
in the Yarra Valley. It comprises primarily
works of art collected from the 1950‘s
forward. Eva and Marc’s extensive private
collection was donated to the gallery when
it opened. Lunch today at Balgownie Estate
Café before continuing to Melbourne, arriving
at approximately 4:00 p.m. Metropolitan
home/hotel and airport transfers complete
a most enjoyable short stayput holiday at
Healesville.
LAST MINUTE FARE:
May 20 departure
Book & Pay by March 30
SAVE $200
Majestic Mountains
7 days, departs May 20, Nov 4
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, EUROA, ALBURY
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up (passengers from other states
arrive day prior) we travel through the edge
of the Yarra Valley to Yea; morning cuppa
time. Along the Melba Highway to Merton,
then across the Strathbogie Ranges to Euroa,
our luncheon destination. An easy run along
the Hume Freeway to Benalla. Enjoy a stroll
in the beautiful Benalla Rose Garden or visit
the Regional Art Gallery. Afternoon cuppa
before the last leg of our journey to Albury.
Home tonight is The Rydges Albury.
Day 2 (B,L,D) ALBURY, JINDABYNE
From Albury we travel east, past Lake
Hume to Corryong, with morning cuppa at
Khancoban. Then a spectacular drive along
the Alpine Way, taking in the magnificent
views from Scammel’s Spur Lookout prior to
arriving in Thredbo. A ride on the Thredbo
chairlift awaits – an exhilarating ride with
magnificent views. Later we continue to
Jindabyne and our home for two nights,
Horizons Quality Resort.
Day 3 (B,L,D) JINDABYNE, MT KOSCIUSZKO
This morning we take a drive to Perisher
Valley and Charlotte Pass on the highest
public road in Australia. Great mountain
vistas and views (subject to weather) of Mt
Kosciuszko from a nearby boardwalk and
lookout (few steps involved to reach the
top lookout.) On to Cooma, centre of the
Snowy Mountain scheme, for lunch. Visit
the Avenue of Flags, Snowy Hydro Education
Centre, Centennial Park and Nanny Goat
Hill.
Day 4 (B,L,D) JINDABYNE, LAKES ENTRANCE
Today we journey along a route, not known
to many tourists, which follows the Great
Dividing Range and the path of the Snowy
River from close to its source to Willis on the
Victorian/NSW border. Magnificent scenery
as we descend to the river plain travelling
along the Barry Way. The road passes through
unspoilt wilderness in the Australian Alps –
majestic mountains and picturesque scenery.
Descend into the Snowy River Valley with
morning tea at Willis Picnic Area on the banks
of the Snowy. At the NSW/VIC border the
Barry Way becomes the Snowy River Road
and continues southward into Gippsland.
Visit the tiny bark and timber school at
Suggan Buggan, then descend through fertile
cattle grazing properties to Gelantipy. Lunch
today at Buchan. Later we continue to Lakes
Entrance for two nights at the Banjo Paterson
Motor Inn.
Highlights
•Alpine Way
•Thredbo
•Perisher Valley & Charlotte Pass
•Mt Kosciuszko
•Barry Way
•Great Alpine Road
•Omeo
Day 5 (B,L,D) LAKES ENTRANCE, METUNG
A day in Lakes Entrance. Some free time to
enjoy a walk along the Esplanade or across
the footbridge to the ocean beach. Later in
the morning a cruise on the North Arm to the
Wyanga Winery, our luncheon destination.
An afternoon drive to Metung completes an
easy relaxing “non travel” day.
Day 6 (B,L,D) LAKES ENTRANCE, OMEO,
BRIGHT, BEECHWORTH, WANGARATTA
Today the scenery is again stunning and
spectacular as we drive the Great Alpine
Road from Lakes Entrance north over the
Great Divide, passing through cattle grazing
country as we journey to Swifts Creek and
the historic gold mining village of Omeo. On
to Dinner Plain and Hotham Heights, with
some of Australia’s best mountain scenery
along the way and lunch in Bright. Time
to browse or take a leisurely walk in Bright.
On to Beechworth and Wangaratta. Home
tonight, The Quality Gateway Motor Inn.
Day 7 (B,L) WANGARATTA, ALEXANDRA,
HOME
Homeward bound we travel to Whitfield,
Mansfield and Alexandra, our lunch stop. The
last mountain scenery as we return via the
Black Spur to Healesville and Melbourne,
arriving around 4:30p.m. Metropolitan
home/hotel and airport transfers complete a
most enjoyable short break holiday through
some of Australia’s most scenic mountain
country.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$2,725
$3,175
$3,275
$3,175
$3,125
$3,475
$ 370
Deposit of $250 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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SHORT BREAKS
Murray Princess
Highlights
•3 nights on board Murray
Princess
•Guided tour of Murray Bridge
•Nature walk
•Backwater wildlife tour
•Captain’s Dinner & Dance
4 days, departs May 4
The best way to see any river is to travel on it and the Murray Princess is the best way to
enjoy the Murray River, a natural icon and river system which has shaped so much of our
dry country for millions of years and will continue to be of vital importance to a large part
of our country.
Young at Heart Holidays, in association with Captain Cook Cruises, invite you to a 4
day cruise on the Murray. Natural history, scenic beauty with towering gorges and quiet
backwaters, plus on shore excursions, all combine for a memorable short break holiday.
All cabins and staterooms have private ensuites and are airconditioned, as are the bar,
lounge and dining areas. Tea and coffee are always available in the Paddlewheel Lounge,
24 hours a day. A lift operates between main decks, including all cabins and bar, lounge
and dining areas. Some areas are accessible only by stairs.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, ADELAIDE, MANNUM,
PS MURRAY PRINCESS
Following metropolitan home pick up we
transfer to Melbourne Airport. Interstate
passengers travel either via Melbourne or fly
direct to Adelaide. On arrival we transfer to
the Adelaide Mercure Grosvenor for lunch.
During the afternoon we transfer to Mannum
and board the Murray Princess, our home for
three nights Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a
Welcome Dinner. We cruise to our mooring
at Mundoora and, as the day closes and we
cruise under floodlights, you may see a variety
of wildlife including kangaroos, wombats,
long-necked tortoises, egrets and many other
species. The on board entertainer will keep
the night-owls company.
Day 2 (B,L,D) PS MURRAY PRINCESS
In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray
was built at Edwards Crossing, later the
bustling town of Murray Bridge. A morning
guided tour of the historic landmarks and
attractions. Following lunch we begin our
journey upstream, learn a little of the bounty
of food and wine of the area. We moor
at Craignook, our dinner and overnight
destination.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
$2,145
$2,245
$2,345
$2,145
$2,345
$2,395
$ 195
Deposit of $200 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
Limited double cabins are available at
an additional cost of $50 per cabin per
night.
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SHORT BREAKS
Day 3 (B,L,D) PS MURRAY PRINCESS
If exercise appeals, join a nature walk and
share the secrets of the local fauna and flora.
We sail for the big river gorges and 90 metre
cliffs of the upper river. At the 207 kilometre
mark we turn and head downriver to River
View Lodge. Enjoy a backwater wildlife
tour. In small groups explore the maze of
backwaters, creeks and lagoons. Later an
opportunity for capturing a spectacular river
sunset, before joining the Captain and crew
for pre-dinner drinks and the finale Captain’s
Dinner and Dance.
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Day 4 (B,L) PS MURRAY PRINCESS, MANNUM,
ADELAIDE, HOME
We cruise to Mannum and, after breakfast,
bid farewell to the Murray Princess, returning
to Adelaide in time for lunch at the Mercure
Grosvenor Hotel. Passengers transfer to
Adelaide Airport for our return journey.
Melbourne passengers will be transferred
to metropolitan home/hotels; interstate
passengers may fly direct to their home
state or via Melbourne, depending on airline
schedules. Thus concludes a most relaxing
and enjoyable Murray River Cruise.
Cairns Gold Stayput
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 46 for full itinerary.
Cairns Harbour Lights Hotel
Absolutely first class accommodation and
facilities. Apartments are serviced daily.
The Cairns Harbour Lights is a modern
apartment hotel right on the Cairns Marina
and waterfront. These stylish one-bedroom
apartments are fully self contained, with
8 days, departs Aug 7, Aug 15
Cosmopolitan Cairns boasts many excellent
restaurants and we’ll enjoy dinners at a
selection of these, both within the hotel and
nearby.
On this stayput holiday most day trips are
shorter than a normal YAH holiday, starting
at around 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. and returning
by 4:00 p.m. Join us at this “Gold” stayput
destination.
Darwin Stayput
Ten days in Darwin! Wouldn’t I be bored?
The fact is that there is so much to do in
Darwin, and the winter climate is warm,
dry and most enjoyable. Just the spot for a
relaxing stayput holiday.
•Trinity Inlet Cruise
•Cairns Crocodile Farm
•Kuranda Scenic Railway
•Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
separate living areas, fully equipped kitchen
and laundry, in-room safe, LCD television,
video, DVD, and CD players. All apartments
have private balconies. Bathrooms have
separate walk in showers, hair dryers, iron,
direct dial phones, opening windows, etc.
Located within 100 metres of the city centre,
perfect for strolling or browsing. There is 24
hour reception, several restaurants on site, an
outdoor swimming pool, spa and sauna.
Full breakfast provisions will be supplied in
your apartment for you to prepare at your
leisure.
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 48 for full itinerary.
Highlights
10 days, departs Jul 16
The Cullen Bay Apartments Resort Darwin
is a 4 star hotel overlooking the magnificent
Cullen Bay Marina with a superb view of
Darwin City, the harbour, the Timor Sea and
nearby parklands.
The Cullen Bay Apartments Resort Darwin
offer one and two bedroom fully self
contained apartments, complete with your
own kitchen and laundry facilities, split
system air conditioning, ceiling fans, ensuite
bathroom with shower, colour TV and a
delightful private balcony. Relax by the
swimming pool, stroll along the beach, or
enjoy one of Darwin’s spectacular sunsets.
Breakfasts are in our apartments and full
breakfast provisions will be supplied for you
to prepare at your leisure.
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Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
$4,765
$4,695
$4,615
$4,875
$5,015
$5,065
$ 645
Deposit of $500 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
Highlights
•Aquascene
•Litchfield National Park
•Mindil Market
•Jumping Crocs Cruise
•Sunset Dinner Cruise
•Territory Wildlife Park
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth
single supplement
$5,885
$5,935
$5,885
$6,035
$6,335
$5,885
$1,240
2 bedroom surcharge:­
Add $285 p.p.t.s. $570 s.s.
Deposit of $600 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
Please note that one bedroom
apartments only contain one queen size
bed. For twin share passengers, there is
a 2 bedroom surcharge.
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LONGER STAYPUTS
Hervey Bay Stayput
Highlights
•Whale Watching Cruise
•Neptune’s Reefworld
•Fraser Island
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth*
single supplement
10 days, departs Jul 1, Aug 6
$4,445
$4,345
$4,625
$4,745
$5,195
$ 540
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 50 for full itinerary.
Shelly Bay Resort, Hervey Bay
and amenities available from reception daily.
Located directly opposite Torquay Beach
at Hervey Bay, every apartment has a large
north-facing balcony which captures both
the sun and views of the bay. A four-star
property with friendly resident managers,
lifts in each block, three storeys high, and
set in tropical landscaped gardens. Both one
and two bedroom apartments are available,
all fully self-catering with kitchenette and
living areas. The apartments are fully serviced
midway through our stay, with fresh towels
Full breakfasts provisions will be supplied in
your apartment for you to prepare at your
leisure. Light lunches are included, except
on day 8. We’ll enjoy dinners at a selection
of local restaurants, most within walking
distance. Trips will mostly be shorter than
normal, departing around 9:45 a.m. and
returning by 4:00 p.m. or a little earlier. This
allows plenty of time for beach strolls, a swim,
a latté or a cup of tea in your apartment prior
to dinner.
2 bedroom surcharge:­
Add $40 p.p.t.s. $80 s.s.
Deposit of $450 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
Highlights
•Mooloolaba UnderWater World
•Maroochy River Cruise
•Australia Zoo
Maroochydore Stayput
10 days, departs Jul 12, Aug 20
The Sebel Maroochydore is luxury, modern
apartment-style accommodation. Situated on
Maroochydore Beach, this hotel is a perfect
holiday venue with views of the beach, river
and hinterland. The Hotel’s recreational
facilities include a 25 metre podium pool and
steam room as well as the rooftop spa, ideal
for soaking up the views.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth*
single supplement
Both one and two bedroom apartments
each have a private furnished balcony with
ocean views. The apartments include a fully
equipped kitchen, separate lounge and dining
areas and laundry. All apartments feature a
spa bath with walk-in shower. Two bedroom
apartments have two bathrooms.
$4,645
$4,545
$4,825
$4,945
$5,395
$ 775
Deposit of $450 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
This is a “stayput” holiday, perfect for those
who love the coast, ocean views, walking
along the beach, and the coastal hinterland.
With the provision of two-bedroom two-
* Overnight Melbourne
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LONGER STAYPUTS
Young at Heart Holidays
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 52 for full itinerary.
bathroom apartments, passengers who would
not normally consider sharing may be inclined
to invite a friend to join them in the twobedroom apartment.
Day trips will mostly be shorter than normal,
departing 9:45 to 10:00 a.m. and returning by
4:00 p.m. or a little earlier. This allows plenty
of time for beach strolls, lattés in the nearby
cafés, and if you wish, a swim or spa in the
heated facilities.
Breakfasts are in our apartments and full
breakfast provisions will be supplied for you
to prepare at your leisure.
Noosa Stayput
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 56 for full itinerary.
Islander Resort
Located at the northern end of the Sunshine
Coast, Noosa is a major Queensland coastal
holiday destination. We stay at the centrally
located Islander Resort. The many facilities
include three swimming pools, one heated
all year. Across Gympie Court is the Noosa
River foreshore, perfect for a relaxing stroll.
Our units are ground floor two-bedroom
apartments, with one bathroom, mostly with
walk-in showers. The apartments are fully
self-contained, air conditioned, with ceiling
fans, full kitchen, laundry with washing
10 days, departs Jul 26
Highlights
•Mooloolaba UnderWater World
•Australia Zoo
•Noosa River Cruise
machine and dryer, direct dial phone and
internet connection. The apartments are
fully serviced mid-way through our stay. A
supermarket and bottle shop are located
nearby.
Full breakfast daily in the resort dining area.
Day trips will mostly be shorter than normal,
departing 9:45 to 10:00 a.m. and returning by
4:00 p.m. or a little earlier. This allows plenty
of time for beach strolls, lattés in the nearby
cafés and, if you wish, a swim in the heated
facilities, or simply relaxing.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth*
single supplement
$3,995
$3,895
$4,175
$4,295
$4,745
$ 540
Deposit of $400 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
Perth Gold Stayput
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 58 for full itinerary.
Are you tempted by a stayput holiday with a
twist? The Bunbury & Perth Stayput is a new
Young at Heart holiday staying in not one, but
two terrific locations on the West Coast of
Australia.
Our home for the first three nights is the
Mantra Bunbury. Located on Bunbury’s
Waterfront, the Mantra offers modern
spacious rooms, a heated indoor swimming
pool and is just a short walk from the centre
of town. From towering forests to world class
wineries and rugged coastlines, we explore
a great diversity of terrain and some little
known gems of the south west.
10 days, departs Sep 5
Highlights
•Kings Park
•Perth Mint guided tour
•Fremantle Tram tour
city and its environs – including Fremantle.
Perth is the sunniest capital city in Australia
with over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
And a visit at this time of year should treat
us to a brilliant display of the wildflowers for
which Western Australia is famed.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
single supplement
We then travel to Perth for 6 nights staying
at Mirvac’s Citigate Hotel. Centrally located
in Perth’s CBD, the Citigate is a recently
refurbished deluxe 4 star property. We spend
the next six days discovering this booming
$5,450
$5,550
$5,650
$5,350
$5,900
$ 675
Deposit of $550 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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LONGER STAYPUTS
Central Australian Explorer
Highlights
•Broken Hill and Silverton
•Living Desert Sculptures
•Woomera
•Coober Pedy
•Uluru and Kata Tjuta
•Kings Canyon
•West McDonnell Ranges
•Alice Springs
13 days, departs May 18
Following metropolitan home/hotel or airport
pick up (interstate passengers arrive the day
prior) we travel across Central and Northwest
Victoria to Charlton, Sea Lake and Ouyen on
our way to Mildura and our home for tonight,
the Boulevard Motor Inn.
Visit White’s Mining Museum and view the
Silver Tree at the Albert Kersten Mining &
Minerals Museum. Visit Silverton and the
Sculpture Symposium, located on a hilltop in
the Living Desert Area.
Cross the border into South Australia’s
Outback & Flinders Ranges regions. Travel
along the Barrier Highway to Yunta,
Peterborough and Port Augusta, known as the
Crossroads of Australia. Our home tonight is
the Standpipe Motel.
Continue to Woomera. Explore the Heritage
Centre and learn about Woomera’s role in
Australia’s past, present and future. View the
Missile Park before continuing to Glendambo
and Coober Pedy, the “Opal Capital of the
World”. Our home for the next two nights is
the Desert Cave Hotel. Explore this unique
underground town. View an underground
church, shops, galleries and museums.
Tour an opal mine and experience how
miners work and excavate opal. Take the
opportunity to purchase opal if you wish.
$6,345
$6,720
$6,820
$6,745
$6,795
$6,995
$1,145
Deposit of $650 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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DISCOVER AUSTRALIA
SAVE $400
FROM LISTED FARE
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 66 for full itinerary.
Journey to Central & Outback Australia and enjoy the unique experiences that only
Australia can offer. Explore natural wonders, discover the legacy of our early settlers and
learn why this land is so sacred to its indigenous people.
This morning we continue to Wentworth. At
Junction Park we overlook the spot where
the Murray and Darling rivers converge. Visit
the Wentworth Gaol and Avoca Station,
a heritage homestead on the banks of the
Darling River. Tour the extensive gardens and
buildings. Continue north to Broken Hill.
Our home for the next two nights is the All
Seasons Hotel or the Silver Haven Motor Inn.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
LAST MINUTE FARE:
Continue north to Moon Plain and Marla
before crossing the border into the Northern
Territory on route to Ayers Rock Resort at
Yulara. Our home for the next two nights is
the Desert Gardens Hotel. Explore the Uluru
region. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural
Centre. Tour the base of the magnificent
Uluru (Ayers Rock). Travel to Kata Tjuta
(The Olgas). Experience the Sounds of
Silence, dining outdoors as the sun sets over
Young at Heart Holidays
nearby Uluru. Listen to legends and stories
as told by the stars. Travel to Kings Canyon,
stopping at Kings Creek Station. Enjoy an
afternoon walk along the Canyon floor. Our
home tonight is the Kings Canyon Resort.
Travel to Alice Springs via Erldunda. Take in
the view from Anzac Hill and visit the Royal
Flying Doctor base. Home for three nights is
the Chifley Resort, Alice Springs.
Exploring the 300 million year old West
McDonnell Ranges. Visit Simpson Gap,
Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole and
the Ochre Pits. Visit the Old Telegraph
Station, the School of the Air, the awardwinning Alice Springs Desert Park, Mbantua
Gallery Museum and Todd Mall. Enjoy the
Sounds of Starlight Theatre, a visual and
musical journey through the history of the
outback.
Transfer to the Alice Springs Airport for
our flight back to Melbourne. On arrival
in Melbourne, home or hotel transfers are
available. Passengers from other states may
fly via Melbourne or direct to their home
port, depending on airline schedules. So
concludes a most enjoyable outback journey
through Central Australia.
East Coast Wanderer
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 68 for full itinerary.
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up (interstate passengers arrive day
prior) we travel through West Gippsland via
Yarragon, Trafalgar, Thorpdale and Morwell to
Rosedale. Continue via Sale, Bairnsdale and
Metung to Lakes Entrance and our home for
tonight, the Banjo Paterson Resort.
Continue to Orbost, Cann River and Genoa.
Cross the border and continue to Eden and
Merimbula. Travel up the beautiful coast to
Bega, a National Trust-classified township,
home to many art and craft shops, Narooma
and Batemans Bay. Home for tonight, the
Sunseeker Motor Inn.
Travel to Ulladulla, Nowra, and Kiama.
View the spectacular blowhole and
lighthouse before continuing to Port Kembla,
Wollongong and Bulli Pass with spectacular
views of the coast. Journey along the new
coastal highway to Sydney. Cross the Sydney
Harbour Bridge, exit the city and travel north,
crossing the Hawkesbury, arriving in the
Gosford region and our home for two nights,
Treetops Resort, Avoca Beach or similar.
A short drive to Brooklyn and the
Hawkesbury River system. Join Australia’s
last Riverboat Postman as he delivers mail
to some of the river residents. Smorgasbord
luncheon as we cruise. Vsit nearby Terrigal on
the coast.
Travel via The Entrance and Swansea to the
mining centre of Newcastle and then further
12 days, departs Jun 12
north to Taree. Continue via Laurieton and
Camden Haven, with great views from Big
Brother Mountain, to Port Macquarie and our
home for two nights, Quality Sails Resort.
Highlights
•Riverboat Postman Hawkesbury
River cruise
•Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
•Kempsey Pioneer Museum
•Byron Lighthouse
•Tweed River Art Gallery
•Q1 Tower, Surfers Paradise
•Noosa River cruise
Relax in Port Macquarie. Visit Gaol Point
and Tacking Point Lighthouse Lookout, the
Koala Hospital, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
and St Thomas’ Church, convict-built around
1824. Time also to enjoy a walk along the
beach, browse in the shops, or stroll along the
waterfront.
Travel north, diverting to Crescent Head
prior to visiting the Kempsey Pioneer
Museum. Then to picturesque South West
Rocks for lunch, followed by a visit to nearby
Arakoon, with its now disused Trial Bay
Gaol. Continue to Nambucca Heads and
Coffs Harbour. Our home for tonight is the
Quality Inn City Centre.
Continue to Grafton and Ulmarra, a National
Trust-classified 19th Century river port village
on the banks of the Clarence River. On to
Maclean and Woodburn before arriving in
Ballina. Tour the township, river front and
ocean beaches. Home for tonight, Ballina
Beach Resort.
Continuing north, visit Lennox Head
and Byron Bay, with its beautiful seafront
walk and Byron Lighthouse. Continue to
Murwillumbah. Visit the Tweed River Art
Gallery on route to Coolangatta and Surfers
Paradise. Visit Q-Deck on levels 77 & 78 of
the Q1 Tower for breathtaking views of the
Gold Coast, Canals and Hinterland. Home
for tonight the Vibe Hotel Surfers Paradise.
Travel to Beenleigh Village and continue
north to Caloundra. Home for two nights is
Rydges Oasis Resort, set in acres of tropical
grounds, a hop, step and jump from the
beach.
Travel along the coast to Noosa Heads. Enjoy
a luncheon cruise on the Noosa River on the
MV Noosa Queen.
Transfer to Maroochydore and the Sunshine
Coast Airport for our direct flight back to
Melbourne. On arrival in Melbourne, home
or hotel transfers are available. Passengers
from other states may fly via Melbourne
or direct to their home port, depending
on airline schedules. So concludes a most
enjoyable East Coast holiday.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$4,645
$5,070
$4,795
$5,145
$4,645
$5,395
$ 625
Deposit of $450 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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LAST MINUTE FARE:
Highlights
•Wadlata Outback Centre
•Gawler Ranges Wilderness
Safari
•Pildappa Rock
•Murphy’s Haystack
•Whalers Way scenic drive
•Axel Stenross Maritime Museum
•Cowell Jade
Eyre & Yorke Peninsula
10 days, departs May 2, Oct 2
Following metropolitan home/hotel pick up
transfer to Melbourne Airport for the short
flight to Adelaide. Interstate passengers may
fly direct to Adelaide where they are met at
Adelaide Airport. Departing Adelaide travel
north to Port Wakefield at the northern end
of St Vincent’s Gulf. Then on to the Yorke
Peninsula, continuing through Ardrossan and
Port Vincent prior to arriving at our home for
two nights, Edithburgh Seaside Motel.
Visit Marion Bay, Stenhouse Bay and West
Cape Lighthouse – magnificent coastal
scenery. View the Wattle Point Wind Farm
prior to returning to Edithburgh.
Travel to Yorketown, once a major salt
harvesting area, and pass through Minlaton,
“barley capital of the world”. On to Moonta,
in the 1860‘s one of our richest copper
mining towns. Continue to our overnight
home, Standpipe Golf Motor Inn, Port
Augusta.
Visit the award-winning Wadlata Outback
Centre, an outstanding depiction of outback
life in earlier times and the original Ghan.
Travel the Eyre Highway to Iron Knob, take
a guided tour of the iron ore mine, view
ironstone jewellery, purchase if you wish.
Then on to Kimba, enjoy a stroll around the
many exhibits in the Historical Museum.
Continue to Wudinna and our home for two
nights, Gawler Ranges Motel.
Enjoy a Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safari
to the site of one of the world’s largest
single volcanic eruptions, 1,500 million
years ago. Visit an old river system, Sturt’s
Lake, the “Old Paney” shearing shed, with
lunch at Kaolay Hut, an old musterer’s hut.
Spectacular country indeed. Visit Mattera
Track, and the amazing Pildappa Rock, a
towering granite formation which rivals Wave
Rock in Western Australia.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
$4,435
$4,535
$4,635
$4,435
$4,635
$4,685
$ 545
Deposit of $450 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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Enjoy a morning cuppa at Streaky Bay before
following the coast of the Eyre Peninsula to
the wind worn granite rocks of Murphy’s
Haystack. Continue on to Venus Bay, taking
in the glorious views from Needle Eye
Lookout. Travel on to Coffin Bay, a holiday
and fishing village and one of the most
beautiful estuaries in Australia, close to Port
Lincoln. Home for three nights, the Port
Lincoln Hotel. Enjoy harbour views and
deluxe rooms.
Young at Heart Holidays
May 2 departure
SAVE $300
FROM LISTED FARE
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 70 for full itinerary.
A pleasant morning as we enjoy Whalers Way
scenic drive, visiting Flinders Well, Sleaford
Bay sand dunes and picturesque Fishery Bay
– breathtaking coastal scenery, followed by
lunch in Port Lincoln. During the afternoon
visit the Civic Hall art and community
complex. This building was re-developed in
2001 and includes two art galleries and a 500
seat theatre together with several community
function rooms. Time also to browse
the shops or stroll along the picturesque
foreshore.
This morning enjoy an aquaculture and
sightseeing cruise. View the sea lions, visit a
local aquaculture farm. Hand feed the huge
tuna if you wish. Lunch today overlooking
the Marina. Later we visit the Axel Stenross
Maritime Museum which houses many
exhibits from “clinker” hull boats to fishing
and maritime memorabilia.
From Port Lincoln we journey on the east
coast of Eyre Peninsula to Cowell, home of
Australia’s only commercial jade mine. View
green and black jade, purchase if you wish.
On to Whyalla and Port Augusta. During the
afternoon we continue through Wilmington
and Gladstone to the Clare Valley. Home
tonight, Clare Country Club.
This morning we return to Adelaide, enjoy
a short tour of this beautiful city, then to
Adelaide Airport for our afternoon flights
home. Lunch before our flight. Melbourne
passengers will be transferred to metropolitan
home/hotels; interstate passengers may fly
direct to their home state or via Melbourne,
depending on airline schedules. Thus
concludes a most relaxing and enjoyable
holiday to one of South Australia’s most
scenic yet less visited areas.
SPECIAL OFFER:
Book & Deposit by April 7
SAVE $250
FROM LISTED FARE
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 74 for full itinerary.
Following metropolitan home/hotel pick
up we transfer to Melbourne Airport for
the morning flight to Adelaide. Interstate
passengers may fly direct to Adelaide. On
arrival join the legendary Ghan, travelling
Gold Kangaroo class.
On arrival in Alice Springs explore some of
the sights of Alice Springs including the Old
Telegraph Station, School of the Air, Anzac
Hill, the Cultural Precinct and the Royal
Flying Doctor Service before continuing
our journey north. At Katherine enjoy a
Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk) cruise. Continue
to Darwin and the Travelodge Mirambeena
Resort.
Travel in our comfort-plus Young at Heart
coach via Fogg Conservation Dam to Adelaide
River. Join the famous “Jumping Crocs”
cruise. Continue to Kakadu National Park.
View the displays at Bowali Visitor Centre on
route to our home for two nights, Gagudju
Cooinda Lodge.
Ghan & Top End
11 days, departs Jun 24
Military Museum. Enjoy dinner at Stokes
Wharf.
Visit Botanic Gardens, the Indo Marine
Centre, the Territory Gallery and Museum,
which houses a fascinating Cyclone Tracy
Exhibit, and the Darwin Wharf Precinct.
Enjoy a spectacular Sunset Dinner Cruise on
the Alfred Nobel, a beautiful 30 metre spotted
gum schooner.
Highlights
•Ghan Gold Kangaroo Class
Adelaide to Darwin
•Nitmiluk Cruise
•Jumping Crocs Cruise
•Yellow Water Cruise
•Litchfield National Park
•Territory Wildlife Park
•Darwin Harbour Cruise
Depart Darwin around lunch time, flying via
Adelaide and arriving in Melbourne early
evening (other departure and arrival times for
passengers travelling to other capital cities).
For Melbourne passengers, metropolitan
home/hotel transfers complete a most
enjoyable Ghan and the Top End holiday.
Join the Yellow Water cruise through
Kakadu’s beautiful wetlands., home to
brolga, several species of kingfisher and jabiru
and fresh and salt water crocodiles. Visit
Warradjan Cultural Centre and Nourlangie
Rock (Burrunggui), take a short walk to an
ancient living shelter, rock art sites and a
lookout.
Travel via Pine Creek to Adelaide River. Visit
the War Cemetery before continuing to our
home for two nights, Batchelor Resort. Visit
the Coomalie Cultural Centre.
Journey to the amazing Litchfield National
Park. View “magnetic” termite mounds,
Florence Falls and Wangi Falls.
On the return trip to Darwin visit the
Territory Wildlife Park, winner of the Brolga
Hall of Fame Award. Enjoy a short tour of
Darwin and its environs on route to our home
for three nights, Travelodge Mirambeena
Resort.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth
single supplement
Visit the Charles Darwin National Park, the
Aviation Heritage Centre and East Point
$8,395
$8,395
$8,395
$8,195
$8,845
$8,695
$ 790
If you have a
GSR Senior Card:
deduct $360
Pensioner with CSHC: deduct $550
Deposit of $850 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 65 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne or Adelaide
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LAST MINUTE FARE:
Flinders Ranges
Highlights
•The Cedars, Hahndorf
•Burra guided tour
•Wilpena Panorama
•Brachina Gorge
•Sacred Canyon
•Wirrealpa Station
•4WD Ridge Top Tour
•Wadlata Outback Centre
SAVE $300
FROM LISTED FARE
11 days, departs May 14, Sep 15
The Flinders Ranges provide an emotionally uplifting and tranquil travel destination. To
explore the Flinders Ranges is to experience the essence of Australia. On our 11 day
Flinders Ranges Holiday we experience amazing landscapes, fascinating history and meet
interesting “local characters”.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, ADELAIDE, HAHNDORF
After Melbourne metropolitan home/hotel
pick up we transfer to Melbourne Airport for
our flight to Adelaide (interstate passengers
may fly direct to Adelaide, depending on
schedules or via Melbourne). Our Young at
Heart coach awaits us. Lunch and a short
Adelaide tour, then to Hahndorf, where we
visit The Cedars, home of the late Sir Hans
Heysen. Here we join a fascinating guided
tour of his studio and home. Time to browse
in the many craft shops in Hahndorf. Home
tonight, the Manna of Hahndorf.
Day 2 (B,L,D) HAHNDORF, BURRA,
PETERBOROUGH
We travel via Birdwood and through the
delightful scenic rolling hills of the Barossa.
We continue to Kapunda and Burra with
a later lunch at the Burra Bakery. During
the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of this
fascinating and historic copper mining
town, a major contributor to the South
Australian economy. Later we make our way
to Peterborough and our home tonight, the
Peterborough Motor Inn.
Day 3 (B,L,D) PETERBOROUGH, HAWKER
This morning we tour Peterborough, view
its three railway gauges and St Cecilia’s,
once the Roman Catholic bishop’s palace
and Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, a
museum with a difference. Following lunch
we continue to Magnetic Hill and the world’s
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May 14 departure
Young at Heart Holidays
largest red gum, with a 10 metre girth and
900 years old. On to Hawker and our home
for tonight, the Outback Chapmanton Motor
Inn.
Day 4 (B,L,D) HAWKER, WILPENA POUND
This morning we visit the remarkable
Wilpena Panorama and take the Moralana
Scenic Drive to Wilpena Pound (road
conditions permitting). Home for three
nights is the Wilpena Pound Resort. During
the afternoon visit the nearby Cazneaux Tree,
named “Spirit of Endurance”.
Day 5 (B,L,D) WILPENA POUND
If you wish, take a spectacular early morning
flight (own expense) over the Flinders Ranges
and Wilpena Pound. Following breakfast
we enjoy a walk into the Pound, a natural
amphitheatre. Lunch at the Resort before we
journey to beautiful Brachina Gorge and the
Aroona Valley historic homestead ruins.
Day 6 (B,L,D) BUNYEROO & BRACHINA
GORGES 4WD TOUR, SACRED CANYON
A highlight of our holiday this morning as we
join a remarkable 4WD tour of the Bunyeroo
and Brachina Gorges. A fascinating “Corridor
of Time” geological tour. Following lunch we
spend the afternoon visiting nearby Sacred
Canyon.
Day 7 (B,L,D) BLINMAN, WIRREALPA STATION,
ARKAROOLA
Travel north to Blinman, once the site of
an extensive copper mining operation. A
Flinders Ranges
morning cuppa here before continuing on
to Wirrealpa Station where we meet the
owners of this large sheep station. Enjoy a
special treat: salt bush mutton lunch. On to
the Gammon Ranges, arriving at our home
for tonight, the Arkaroola Resort Wilderness
Sanctuary.
Day 8 (B,L,D) ARKAROOLA, LEIGH CREEK
Another highlight today! The 4WD Ridge
Top Tour takes us into the spectacular
Gammon Ranges to Sillers Lookout.
Stunning scenery. Following lunch we depart
for Leigh Creek. Home tonight, Leigh Creek
Tavern.
Day 9 (B,L,D) LEIGH CREEK, HAWKER,
QUORN, PORT AUGUSTA
From Leigh Creek we journey south, morning
cuppa at the Prairie Hotel at Parachilna, to
Hawker. Following lunch we visit Kanyaka
Ruins, once a thriving grazing and cropping
property, Proby’s Grave and Warren Gorge on
route to Quorn. Visit the Pichi Richi railway
station. A short journey to Port Augusta and
our overnight home, Standpipe Golf Motor
Inn.
Day 10 (B,L,D) PORT AUGUSTA, CLARE
Visit the Arid Lands Botanic Garden and
Flinders Redbank Lookout before enjoying
a self-guided tour of the Wadlata Outback
Centre in Port Augusta, a fascinating awardwinning story of the early development of
the area and the original Ghan. During the
afternoon we travel to Clare. Home tonight,
the Clare Country Club.
Day 11 (B,L) CLARE, ADELAIDE, HOME
We return to Adelaide, lunch on route, for
mid-afternoon flights home. Melbourne
passengers will be transferred to metropolitan
home/hotels. Interstate passengers may fly
direct to their home state or via Melbourne,
depending on airline schedules. Thus
concludes a most enjoyable holiday in one
of Australia’s most scenic areas, the Flinders
Ranges.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$4,950
$5,325
$5,425
$5,350
$5,300
$5,650
$ 685
Deposit of $500 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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Highlights
•Island Pure Dairy
•Raptor Domain Birds of Prey
•Seal Bay guided walk
•Flinders Chase National Park
•Victor Harbor
•Millicent Living History Museum
•Blue Lake, Mt Gambier
•Portland Tram
Kangaroo Island to Melbourne
10 days, departs May 27, Nov 11
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, ADELAIDE, CAPE JERVIS,
PENNESHAW, KINGSCOTE, AMERICAN RIVER
Following home/hotel pick up in the
Melbourne metropolitan area, we transfer
to Melbourne Airport for the short flight
to Adelaide. Passengers from other states
may fly direct to Adelaide or via Melbourne,
depending on schedules. Our Young at
Heart coach awaits. Travel to Cape Jervis
to board the SeaLink ferry for the crossing
to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. Transfer
to the Ozone Seafront Hotel or All Seasons
Kangaroo Island Lodge, our home for five
nights.
Day 2 (B,L,D) KINGSCOTE, STOKES BAY,
ISLAND PURE DAIRY, ISLAND BEEHIVE
Some free time in the township of Kingscote
before visiting Stokes Bay Bush Garden and
Island Pure Dairy, with a dairy flock of 1,500
milking sheep. Return via the Island Beehive.
Day 3 (B,L,D) SEAL BAY, RAPTOR DOMAIN,
FLINDERS CHASE N.P., REMARKABLE ROCKS,
HANSON BAY
Visit Seal Bay and join a guided walk on the
beach among the 500 sea lions that live there.
Morning cuppa at the Raptor Domain “Birds
of Prey” free flight presentation featuring
wedge-tailed eagles, barn owls, kookaburras
and much more. Continue to Flinders Chase
National Park for lunch. Visit Remarkable
Rocks, Cape du Couedic and Admirals Arch,
home of a colony of New Zealand fur seals.
Stop at Hanson Bay Koala Park for a koala
walk and educational talk. A memorable day!
Day 4 (B,L,D) PENNESHAW, EMU RIDGE
EUCALYPTUS DISTILLERY, KI SPIRITS, HOPE
COTTAGE, KINGSCOTE
Visit to the Penneshaw Maritime and Folk
Museum before continuing to Emu Ridge
Eucalyptus Distillery for lunch. Return via
Kangaroo Island Spirits and Hope Cottage
Museum. Watch the daily pelican feeding at
Kingscote.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
$4,275
$4,425
$4,475
$4,275
$4,475
$4,925
$ 545
Deposit of $450 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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Day 5 (B,L,D) CAPE BORDA, SCOTTS COVE,
ANDERMEL MARRON FARM, PARNDANA
WILDLIFE PARK
Journey across the island to Cape Borda.
Enjoy a guided tour of the historic square
lighthouse and museum. Visit the lighthouse
cemetery and Scott’s Cove. A highlight
today with lunch and short farm tour and
demonstration at the Gum Creek Andermel
Young at Heart Holidays
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 80 for full itinerary.
Marron Farm. Enjoy a wine tasting prior to
a most enjoyable luncheon. Later we visit
Parndana Wildlife Park.
Day 6 (B,L,D) KINGSCOTE, PENNESHAW,
CAPE JERVIS, VICTOR HARBOR, GOOLWA
Returning to Penneshaw, we join the ferry
to Cape Jervis, with lunch in Victor Harbor.
Visit Granite Island, Port Elliot, Hindmarsh
Island and the mouth of the Murray River.
Home tonight, the Goolwa Central Motel.
Day 7 (B,L,D) WELLINGTON, THE
COORONG, KINGSTON, ROBE
Continue to historic Strathalbyn, Wellington,
Lake Alexandrina and Lake George on our
way to Meningie and the Coorong. Then
to Kingston and Robe. Home tonight is the
Robe Haven Motel.
Day 8 (B,L,D) BEACHPORT, WOAKWINE
CUTTING, MILLICENT, MT GAMBIER
Explore the coastal villages of Robe and
Beachport before viewing the amazing
Woakwine Cutting. Lunch in Millicent
followed by a visit to the Millicent Living
History Museum. We arrive in Mount
Gambier, explore the town and view the
mysterious Blue Lake before checking into
the Quality Inn International.
Day 9 (B,L,D) PORTLAND, PORT FAIRY,
WARRNAMBOOL
Continue through Nelson to Portland. Ride
the Portland Tram and enjoy a light lunch
before continuing to Tower Hill, an extinct
volcano. Our hotel tonight is the Sebel Deep
Blue Warrnambool.
Day 10 (B,L) CAMPERDOWN, GEELONG,
MELBOURNE
We travel along the Princes Highway
to Camperdown and Colac, stopping in
Grovedale for a delicious lunch. On arrival
in Melbourne, metropolitan home/hotel and
airport transfers complete a most enjoyable
holiday on Kangaroo Island.
Kimberley Delights
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 82 for full itinerary.
Following metropolitan home pick up we
transfer to Melbourne Airport for the flight
to Broome. Interstate passengers may fly via
Melbourne or direct to Broome depending on
schedules. From Broome fly to Kununurra.
Board Young at Heart’s comfort-plus coach
for a short town tour before arriving at our
accommodation for three nights, the Country
Club Resort.
Visit Hidden Valley (Mirima) National
Park’s 300 million-year-old sandstone
formations. Travel to Argyle Tourist Village
and the historic Durack homestead, once
headquarters of the huge Ivanhoe Station.
Drive along the wall of Lake Argyle Dam
to join the Ord River Cruise. Cruise by jet
boat along the Ord River, 55 kms of beautiful
scenery, cliffs and mangroves from the wall to
Kununurra.
Fly over the “lost world” of the Bungle
Bungles, fascinating beehive-like striped rock
dome formations, and the Argyle Diamond
Mine and Lake Argyle. From Lake Argyle
head north east to Bullo River Station. Enjoy
lunch and afternoon tea at the homestead
together with a tour.
Visit Wyndham, most northern port in
WA, established during the gold rush days.
Enjoy great views from Five Rivers Lookout.
Then along the Great Northern highway to
Warmun (Turkey Creek) and Halls Creek.
Visit the Wall of China, a sub-vertical
quartz vein protruding above the surface
of a sandstone ridge. Our home tonight,
Kimberley Hotel, Halls Creek.
11 days, departs Jul 29
Continue to Fitzroy Crossing. Enjoy the
Geikie Gorge cruise on the Fitzroy River.
Visit the Old Town Site, a plaque showing
the site of the Inland Mission Hospital and
Pioneer’s Cemetery. Home tonight, the
Fitzroy River Lodge.
Highlights
•Hidden Valley National Park
•Ord River Cruise
•Bungle Bungles
•Bullo River Station
•Geikie Gorge Cruise
•Thousand Islands, Cape
Leveque flight
•Cable Beach Sunset
Travel to Derby and visit the famous Boab
Prison Tree, Derby Jetty, Myalls Bore and the
Old Derby Gaol. Home tonight, King Sound
Resort.
Continue to Broome. Visit the Broome
Historical Society Museum displaying some
very interesting old pearl diving equipment
and other relics of the olden days in Broome.
Time also to visit Chinatown. Our home for
four nights is the Oaks Resort Broome.
Take a spectacular flight over King Sound,
across Stokes Bay and over the Kimberley
to view the Horizontal Waterfalls and
the “Thousand Islands” of the Buccaneer
Archipelago. Land at Cape Leveque with
time to enjoy lunch at the Kooljaman Resort
and a stroll along the beautiful beach before
returning to Broome.
Visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm, learn a
little of this fascinating industry, watch a live
oyster seeding demonstration and cruise the
waters of Willie Creek. Watch the sunset at
Cable Beach.
Visit the Japanese Cemetery where some 700
pearl divers are buried, such were the hazards
of pearl diving before the introduction of
diving suits. Visit Broome Deep Water
Wharf and Jetty with the opportunity to see
turtle, sea snakes and manta rays. Following
lunch drive to Gantheaume Point – a
photographer’s delight with deep red rocks
contrasting with the crystal blue waters.
Later in the afternoon visit the Malcolm
Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park and Animal
Refuge for a tour and crocodile feeding.
Enjoy a morning cuppa overlooking Roebuck
Bay before transferring to the airport for
homeward flights. Melbourne passengers fly
direct to Melbourne, passengers returning to
other states may fly via Melbourne or other
routes depending on schedules. Metropolitan
home/hotel transfers available for Melbourne
passengers. So concludes a most enjoyable
holiday to a fascinating part of Australia – the
Kimberley.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement
$8,775
$8,775
$8,775
$9,175
$9,175
$8,475
$ 965
Deposit of $900 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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SPECIAL OFFER:
Highlights
•All Saints Estate tour
•National Art Glass Collection
•Cowra Japanese Garden
•CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
and Discovery Centre
•Country Music Museum
•Cobb & Co Museum
•Maroochy River cruise
Inland Wanderer
FROM LISTED FARE
Australia’s East offers an ever-changing landscape. This Inland Wanderer holiday travels
through our three eastern states on a wonderful journey through Victoria’s Wine & High
Country, the Riverina, Western & New England Regions of NSW, Queensland’s Darling
Downs and our final destination, the Sunshine Coast. A true trip of diverse landscapes,
scenic vistas and unique Australian experiences.
Day 2 (B,L,D) WANGARATTA, RUTHERGLEN,
CULCAIRN, WAGGA WAGGA
This morning we travel to Rutherglen for
a morning cuppa and time to browse along
the historic main street. We visit All Saints
Estate for a tour of the historic castle and
grounds, then to St Leonards Winery to enjoy
a light lunch overlooking the beautiful winery
grounds and the banks of the Murray River.
After lunch we head across the Murray River
at Corowa, travelling to Culcairn before
arriving mid-afternoon in Wagga Wagga. On
arrival view the National Art Glass Collection
and the Carnegie Print Collection. Our home
for tonight is the Charles Sturt Motor Inn.
Day 3 (B,L,D) WAGGA WAGGA, JUNEE,
COOTAMUNDRA, COWRA, ORANGE
Today we journey to Junee where we visit
the Railway Roundhouse Museum. We
continue north along the Olympic Highway
to Cootamundra, birthplace of Sir Donald
Bradman. We view his cottage prior to
continuing to Cowra for lunch. Visit the
Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre and
Australia’s World Peace Bell. We continue to
Orange via Canowindra where we visit the
Ages of Fishes Museum. View the collection
of amazing fish fossils found around the
area that pre-date the dinosaurs. Our home
for two nights is the Country Comfort Inn,
Orange.
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SAVE $400
12 days, departs Jun 14
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, EUROA, WANGARATTA
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel or airport pick up (passengers from
other states arrive day prior) we travel
through the Yarra Valley to Yea; morning
cuppa time. Along the Melba Highway to
Merton, then across the Strathbogie Ranges to
Euroa, our luncheon destination. An easy run
along the Hume Freeway to Benalla. Enjoy
a stroll in the beautiful Benalla Rose Garden
or visit the Regional Art Gallery. Afternoon
cuppa before the last leg of our journey to
Wangaratta. Home tonight is the Quality
Gateway Inn.
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Day 4 (B,L,D) ORANGE
Take a stroll in the Botanic Gardens, visit
the Information Centre and the outstanding
Regional Art Gallery. This afternoon we drive
to nearby Carcoar. Nestled in the Belabula
River valley, this historic village is classified by
the National Trust.
Day 5 (B,L,D) ORANGE, PARKES, DUBBO
Heading inland we join the Newell Highway
at Parkes. Morning tea here before a visit
to the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope and
Discovery Centre. Following lunch we view
the Peak Hill Open Cut Mine, located just
400 metres from the main street of Peak Hill.
On to our home for tonight, the Cattleman’s
Country Motor Inn, Dubbo.
Day 6 (B,L,D) DUBBO, TAMWORTH
This morning we enter the New England
region. We start out along the Newell
Highway passing through Gilgandra to
Coonabarabran located adjacent to the
Warrumbungles mountain range. We
continue to Gunnedah, our luncheon
destination. On arrival early afternoon in
Tamworth, the Country Music Capital of
Australia, view the giant Golden Guitar and
visit the Country Music Museum. Our home
for tonight, Best Western All Settlers Motel.
Day 7 (B,L,D) TAMWORTH, ARMIDALE
A short drive today prior to arriving in
Armidale, home to elegant cathedrals,
churches and pastoral homesteads, historic
monuments and heritage buildings. Today we
explore several of these historical sites then
enjoy lunch at Booloominbah Homestead,
located within the grounds of the University
of New England. This afternoon we visit
the Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping
Place, a community-based gallery showcasing
the diversity of indigenous arts and culture.
Home tonight is the Armidale Regency
Motel.
Day 8 (B,L,D) ARMIDALE, GLEN INNES,
TENTERFIELD, TOOWOOMBA
Departing Armidale we view the “Balancing
Rock” on route to Glen Innes and Tenterfield,
Inland Wanderer
home to Sir Henry Parkes and the location
of his Federation Speech in 1889. Following
lunch we visit the historic Tenterfield
Saddler before continuing to Warwick and
Toowoomba. Our home for two nights is the
Burke & Wills Hotel, Toowoomba.
Day 9 (B,L,D) TOOWOOMBA
An enjoyable day today as we visit Laurel
Bank Park and the Japanese Gardens, set in
the grounds of the University of Southern
Queensland, a breathtaking massed display
of Cymbidium, Exotic and Native Orchids.
During the afternoon we visit the Cobb &
Co Museum, which is the custodian of the
Cobb & Co story and includes the National
Carriage Collection.
Day 10 (B,L,D) TOOWOOMBA, SOMERSET
DAM, GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS,
MAROOCHYDORE
Our journey this morning turns east as we
cross the slopes of the Great Dividing Range
and head towards the Sunshine Coast. We
visit Bellevue Homestead, a living reminder
of Queensland’s early settlement days.
Continue through the “Valley of the Lakes”
past Somerset Dam, a popular weekend
destination for outdoor enthusiasts. At
Kilcoy, view the statue of the infamous
“Yowie”, Australia’s own Bigfoot, rumoured
to live in the area. A highlight of the day, we
travel through the picturesque Glasshouse
Mountains National Park before arriving at
the Sebel Maroochydore, our resort-style
home for the next two nights.
Day 11 (B,L,D) MAROOCHY RIVER CRUISE,
MAROOCHY REGIONAL BUSHLAND
BOTANIC GARDENS
This morning we cruise the smooth waters of
the Maroochy River on the MV Blue Laguna.
Our journey takes us through the river
islands, Bli Bli, rainforest regions, Coolum
Creek ecosystem and wetland sanctuary
regions. Enjoy a BBQ lunch before visiting
the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic
Gardens, set in 82 hectares of eucalypt and
riparian forest. A delight to visit with a
surprise around every corner!
Day 12 (B,L) MAROOCHYDORE, HOME
Today we visit Laguna lookout with
spectacular views of Laguna Bay and the
surrounding area. We transfer to the
Sunshine Coast Airport for our direct flight
back to Melbourne. Early lunch at the
airport. On arrival in Melbourne, home or
hotel transfers are available. Passengers from
other states may fly via Melbourne or direct
to their home port, depending on airline
schedules. So concludes a most enjoyable
inland journey to Queensland.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney*
ex Brisbane*
ex Adelaide*
ex Hobart/Launceston*
ex Perth*
single supplement
$4,645
$5,020
$5,120
$5,045
$4,995
$5,345
$ 745
Deposit of $450 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
* Overnight Melbourne
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Highlights
•Uluru and Kata Tjuta
•Sounds of Silence experience
•Kings Canyon
•West McDonnell Ranges
•Devil’s Marbles
•Nitmiluk Cruise
•Kakadu National Park
•Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise
Northern Territory Explorer
15 days, departs Jun 5
Explore Australia’s diverse Northern Territory. The Territory is a region of contrasting
landscapes, from the desert centre with its rugged terrain and wide panoramas to the lush
wetlands of Kakadu and the tropical coastal city of Darwin. A journey full of historical
experiences and natural wonder.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME, ALICE SPRINGS, AYERS
ROCK RESORT
Following metropolitan home/hotel pick up
we transfer to Melbourne Airport for the
direct flight to Alice Springs, arriving in time
for lunch in Central Australia. Passengers
from other states may choose to fly direct to
Alice Springs, with different arrival times. We
return to Alice Springs Airport for our short
flight to Uluru. A short sightseeing tour prior
to arriving at Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara.
You may wish to arrange a flight over Uluru
(own expense). Our home for the next two
nights is the Desert Gardens. Dinner together
completes our day.
Day 2 (B,L,D) ULURU, KATA TJUTA
Today we explore the Uluru region. Visit
the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. The
Anangu, traditional owners of the region,
have history dating back tens of thousands
of years. During the day we tour the base of
the magnificent Uluru (Ayers Rock) and stop
for ample photo opportunities along the way,
and travel to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), a group
of 36 massive, domed rock formations. Like
Uluru, this is a sacred site. Many dreamtime
legends are associated with the area and it
is still the site of spiritual ceremonies. This
evening we gather for our transport to the
Sounds of Silence experience where we dine
outdoors as the sun sets over nearby Uluru.
As we gaze at the brilliant night sky, listen
to legends and stories as told by the stars. A
night to remember.
Day 3 (B,L,D) AYERS ROCK RESORT, KINGS
CANYON
Early risers may wish to take in the sunrise
over Uluru before breakfast. Following
breakfast we depart for Kings Canyon,
stopping at Kings Creek Station, a working
cattle station and the largest exporter of
camels in Australia. After lunch we continue
to Kings Canyon. Upon arrival enjoy an
afternoon walk along the Canyon floor, or
maybe enjoy a helicopter ride (own expense)
to view the canyon cliffs. Our home tonight
is the Kings Canyon Resort.
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Day 4 (B,L,D) KINGS CANYON, ALICE
SPRINGS
Today we travel to Alice Springs via Erldunda
and the Stuart Highway. After a late lunch
in Alice Springs, we visit the Old Telegraph
Station. Take in the view from Anzac Hill
prior to relaxing at our home for two nights,
the Chifley Alice Springs Hotel, situated on
the banks of the famous Todd River with its
magnificent river red gums.
Day 5 (B,L,D) ALICE SPRINGS
We spend today exploring the 300 million
year old West McDonnell Ranges pausing at
the John Flynn Memorial in memory of the
missionary who founded the Royal Flying
Doctor Service. Visit Simpson Gap, Standley
Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole and the Ochre
Pits, source of the coloured clays used by
aboriginal people on ceremonial occasions.
Day 6 (B,L,D) ALICE SPRINGS, TENNANT
CREEK
Departing “The Alice”, we travel north along
the Stuart Highway passing through Ti Tree
and Barrow Creek. Following lunch visit the
Devil’s Marbles, a spectacular collection of
granite boulders, then on to Tennant Creek.
According to legend, a settlement sprung up
when a beer wagon broke down here. Our
home for tonight is the Eldorado Motel.
Day 7 (B,L,D) TENNANT CREEK, KATHERINE
An earlier start today as we continue our
journey north. We call in at the Overland
Telegraph Monument and Attack Creek
Memorial Reserve. Stop at Newcastle Waters,
once the drover’s crossing point where stock
routes from the east and south meet, on
route to the Daly Waters Hotel. Following
lunch enjoy the open vistas as we continue to
Mataranka and Katherine, home to the Tindal
Air Force Base. Our home for the next two
nights is the All Seasons Hotel.
Day 8 (B,L,D) KATHERINE
A relaxing day today as we visit Nitmiluk
National Park and Katherine Gorge, a series
of 13 deep gorges carved though ancient
sandstone. We cruise two of these spectacular
gorges. Time to browse in the Visitor Centre
Northern Territory Explorer
prior to lunch. During the afternoon visit
Katherine Museum and enjoy a Devonshire
Tea at Springvale Homestead, the oldest
homestead in the Northern Territory.
Day 9 (B,L,D) KATHERINE, PINE CREEK,
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK, JABIRU
This morning we continue to Pine Creek,
a small settlement established after the
discovery of gold in the late 1800’s. Visit
the Railway Station Museum and Miners
Park. Lunch at Mary River before we reach
the entrance to Kakadu National Park. We
continue to Bowali Visitor Centre with time
to view displays of the major parts of Kakadu
and the meandering South Alligator River,
told from both the Gukburlerri (Aboriginal)
and Guhbele (non Aboriginal) points of view.
Our home for two nights, Gagudju Crocodile
Holiday Inn, Jabiru.
Day 10 (B,L,D) JABIRU, KAKADU
A highlight of our holiday is the Yellow Water
cruise. Yellow Water wetland is home to
brolga, several species of kingfisher and jabiru,
and fresh and salt water crocodiles. (The
area teems with wildlife, however sightings
of jabiru are never guaranteed.) Following
the cruise we visit Warradjan Cultural
Centre, displaying Aboriginal culture in the
area and an Aboriginal art and craft room.
Lunch at Gagudju Cooinda Resort. During
the afternoon we visit Nourlangie Rock
(Burrunggui), take a short walk to an ancient
living shelter, rock art sites and a lookout.
Day 11 (B,L,D) KAKADU, BATCHELOR
An earlier start this morning as we journey
along the Arnhem Highway. At the Adelaide
River we join the famous “Jumping Crocs”
cruise. Nearby is the interactive display
“Windows on the Wetland” located on
Beatrice Hill which affords superb 360 degree
views of the area. Later we arrive at our
home for tonight, the Batchelor Resort.
Day 12 (B,L,D) BATCHELOR, DARWIN
Today we journey to the amazing Litchfield
National Park. Here we see the famous
“magnetic” termite mounds. Visit spectacular
Florence Falls, a double waterfall set amid
monsoon rainforest. A short walk to view the
falls. On to Wangi Falls, the most accessible
falls in the park, before heading to Darwin.
We orientate ourselves with a city tour before
arriving at our home for the next three nights,
the Mirambeena Travelodge.
Day 13 (B,L,D) DARWIN
Another relaxing day as we visit the Charles
Darwin National Park, one of Australia’s
most significant wetlands, followed by the
fascinating Aviation Heritage Centre which
houses a great collection of aeroplanes from
the twentieth century. After lunch we visit
the East Point Military Museum. Take in the
sunset views as we enjoy dinner tonight at
Stokes Wharf, a unique Darwin experience.
Day 14 (B,L,D) DARWIN
Today we begin at the Botanic Gardens
where we see a large collection of tropical
palms, orchids, bromeliads and exotic foliage
plants. We visit Indo Marine Centre, an
amazing insight into creatures of the sea. We
also visit the Territory Gallery and Museum
which houses a fascinating Cyclone Tracy
exhibit and the Darwin Wharf Precinct. Late
afternoon we gather for a spectacular Sunset
Dinner Cruise on the Alfred Nobel. A fitting
way to enjoy our final dinner together.
Day 15 (B,L) DARWIN, HOME
Time to prepare for home. After a final
opportunity to browse and shop, we transfer
to Darwin Airport for our flight back to
Melbourne. Lunch in flight. On arrival
in Melbourne, home or hotel transfers are
available. Passengers from other states may
fly via Melbourne or direct to their home port
depending on airline schedules. So concludes
a most enjoyable exploration of the unique
Northern Territory.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
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Highlights
•Kuranda Scenic Railway
•Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
•Rainforest Habitat Wildlife
Sanctuary
•Magnetic Island tour
•Reef HQ, Townsville
•Hamilton Island tour
•Rockhampton Heritage Village
Queensland Coastal Delights
11 days, departs Aug 27
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pickup fly direct to Cairns. Passengers
from other states may fly direct to Cairns
from their home ports. Explore the city on
route to our home for three nights, the Cairns
Harbour Lights Hotel.
Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway on a
spectacular journey into the hinterland,
passing through World Heritage-protected
tropical rainforest, past beautiful waterfalls
and into the breathtaking Barron Gorge on
our way up to the “village in the rainforest”.
Return to Cairns on the Skyrail Rainforest
Cableway. The Skyrail, spanning 7.5
kilometres over pristine rainforest, allows us
to view the wonders of an ancient tropical
rainforest and learn about one of the most
botanically fascinating and diverse areas on
earth. Glide just metres above the rainforest
canopy in a comfortable six-person gondola
cabin.
Enjoy the tranquil Flecker Botanic Gardens,
the only wet tropic botanic gardens in
Australia and a delight to visit. Journey north
to Port Douglas. Explore Macrossan St, the
main shopping area of Port Douglas, before
lunch at the Mirage Marina. Visit the pristine
Four Mile Beach before taking a guided tour
of the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary.
Return to Cairns via Palm Cove.
Travel south via Innisfail to Townsville
and our home for two nights, Mercure Inn
Townsville.
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Take a short ferry ride to beautiful Magnetic
Island, landing at Picnic Bay. Tour the island
including bays, beaches, lookouts and island
attractions. Return to the mainland to visit
Reef HQ. Enjoy the world’s largest coral
reef aquarium, home to 130 species of coral,
120 species of fish and the size of 50 home
swimming pools. Visit the Museum of
Tropical Queensland with various galleries
including Discover Tropical Queensland.
Take in the views from Castle Hill.
Visit Queens Gardens, with morning cuppa
on the Strand before travelling south via
Ayr, Bowen, Proserpine and the glorious
Whitsundays to Airlie Beach. Home for two
nights is the Airlie Beach Hotel, Airlie Beach.
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Travel to Shute Harbour to board Fantasea
Cruises for a trip to Hamilton Island. Enjoy
a guided coach tour of the island. Return to
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Airlie Beach, visit the local sights and take in
the views from Lions Lookout.
Travel through the sugar cane area
surrounding Proserpine to Mackay. Continue
south along the coast to Marlborough and
Rockhampton. Our home for three nights is
the Travelodge Rockhampton.
Enjoy a walk along Quay Street, the longest
National Trust heritage-listed street in
Queensland. Journey to Yeppoon, a coastal
resort town on the shores of Keppel Bay.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at Cooberrie Park
Wildlife Sanctuary. Follow the coast to Emu
Park, hear the flute-like sounds of the organ
pipes in the Singing Ship, a replica of the
Endeavour located at Churchill Lookout.
Visit Mount Archer National Park with
stunning views across the Capricorn Coast.
Step back in time at the Rockhampton
Heritage Village showcasing district life from
1850 to 1950. Enjoy a stroll around the
Art Gallery and the Botanical Gardens with
its huge fernery and bird aviary. View the
impressive St Joseph Cathedral.
Depart Rockhampton. Visit Archer Park
Rail Museum prior to transferring to
Rockhampton Airport for a late morning
flight to Melbourne via Brisbane. Interstate
passengers may fly direct or via other ports to
their home cities. On arrival in Melbourne,
metropolitan home/hotel transfers complete
our most enjoyable Queensland Coastal
Delights holiday.
Queensland Inland Explorer
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 88 for full itinerary.
16 days, departs Jul 1
to Longreach. Visit the School of Distance
Education, the Australian Stockmans Hall
of Fame and Heritage Centre, and the
Qantas Founders Museum. Enjoy a relaxing
Thompson River sunset dinner cruise on the
MV Longreach Explorer.
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up transfer to Melbourne
Airport for the flight to Brisbane and Roma.
Interstate passengers may fly direct to
Brisbane/Roma or via other ports, depending
on schedules. Our comfort-plus Young at
Heart coach awaits. Explore the city and visit
the Big Rig. Enjoy a spectacular night show
at the Big Rig.
View the Bi-Centennial Mural and the
stained glass windows at St. Paul’s Anglican
Church before beginning the journey inland
via Injune, to the spectacular Carnarvon
Gorge. Take a guided walk to the Rock Pools.
Walk the short distance to Balloon Cave along
Mickey Creek or relax in the sub-tropical
surroundings before continuing to Emerald.
Visit the National Trust-classified Railway
Station, Mosaic Pathway and the world’s
biggest Van Gogh sunflower painting before
continuing to Barcaldine, famous for its role
in the 1891 Shearer’s Strike.
Visit the Australian Workers Heritage
Centre and the Tree of Knowledge. Travel
Highlights
•Carnarvon Gorge
•Australian Workers Heritage
Centre, Barcaldine
•Australian Stockmans Hall of
Fame, Longreach
•Thompson River Sunset Cruise
•Cobbold Gorge
•Undara Lava Tubes
•Gulflander Train
Travel to Winton. Visit the Waltzing Matilda
Centre. On to McKinlay and Cloncurry.
Continue to Mt Isa. Visit Outback at Mt.
Isa, incorporating the Riversleigh Fossils
Interpretive Centre and Sir James Foots
Building & Mining Centre.
Return to Cloncurry then travel north on
the Matilda Highway to Normanton and
Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Journey on the historic Gulflander, a rail
link “from nowhere to nowhere”. Join the
train at Normanton and travel to Blackbull,
then continue by coach via Croydon and
Georgetown to Cobbold Gorge.
Cruise through spectacular Cobbold Gorge.
Visit the grave of John Corbett, murdered in
1871 during the gold rush.
Return to Forsayth to join the historic
Savannahlander train, journeying through
scenic country to Einasleigh and Mt Surprise.
Rejoin the coach and continue to Undara lava
tubes. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous lava
tubes.
Travel to Ravenshoe, Atherton, and Mareeba.
Visit the Coffee Works Experience before
continuing to Kuranda, craft market
extravaganza, and Cairns. Join the Kuranda
Scenic Railway, a spectacular journey from
Kuranda to Cairns.
Join a half-day Harbour and Everglades
Habitat Cruise which includes a visit to
Cairns Crocodile Farm. Visit the Cairns
Botanical Gardens.
Enjoy a short tour of Cairns and visit Palm
Cove prior to travelling to Cairns Airport
for the return flight. Melbourne passengers
are scheduled to depart around 2:00 p.m.
on a direct flight to Melbourne. Passengers
returning to other home ports may have
different schedules or return via Melbourne.
Melbourne metropolitan home/hotel transfers
are included. So concludes a fascinating,
memorable and most enjoyable Young at
Heart Queensland Inland holiday.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
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ex Melbourne
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ex Hobart/Launceston*
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$7,895
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$8,845
$ 985
Deposit of $800 within 7 days of booking.
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Highlights
•Magnetic Island tour
•Reef HQ, Townsville
•Lions Den Hotel
•James Cook Historical Museum
•Endeavour River Cruise
•Cairns Tropical Zoo
•Daintree River Train
•Kuranda Village
Queensland Tropical Splendour
11 days, departs Jul 23
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pick up transfer to Melbourne Airport
for the flight north. A short stopover in
Brisbane before continuing to Townsville.
Passengers from other states may fly direct to
Townsville.
Take a short ferry ride to beautiful Magnetic
Island, landing at Picnic Bay. Tour the island,
including bays, beaches, lookouts and island
attractions. Return to the mainland to
lunch at the Reef HQ Café and enjoy the
world’s largest coral reef aquarium. Visit the
Museum of Tropical Queensland.
Journey to Ingham and Tully. Inspect the
Tully Sugar Mill. Travel via Mission Beach to
Mourilyan. Visit the Sugar Industry Museum.
Continue to Innisfail and, turning inland,
travel into the Atherton tablelands via Millaa
Millaa Falls and the amazing Curtain Fig
Tree at Yungaburra to Atherton. Continue
to Tolga. Visit the Tolga Woodworks Gallery,
view craftsmen at work and browse the
showroom before continuing to Mareeba.
Travel via Mt Molloy and Lakeland along
the Peninsula and Cooktown Development
Roads to Cooktown. Visit the Lions Den
Hotel, a landmark in this area with a wood
& iron construction, famous for its quirky
decorations and walls adorned with visitors’
signatures.
Enjoy a guided town tour of Cooktown
including Grassy Hill Lookout, overlooking
the Endeavour River, the Chinese Cemetery,
the WWII Airport and the James Cook
Historical Museum. Relax on an Endeavour
River cruise.
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Head south along the Cooktown
Development Road through Palmer River
and Mt Molloy to Port Douglas. Lunch at
the Port Douglas marina. Browse in the Port
Douglas township, see the historic church and
Captain Cook Lookout before continuing to
Cairns.
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Spend some time at Cairns Marina or browse
in the city shops before visiting the northern
beaches and the delightful village of Palm
Cove. Visit Cairns Tropical Zoo, see many
animals close up, stroke a snake, cuddle a
koala, pat a wombat (not compulsory), and
see the free flight bird show
Journey to Daintree for a tour of the
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Rainforest Habitat. Join the Daintree River
Train, an eco-environmental wilderness cruise
in a State Marine Park.
Travel by gondola cableway on a 7.5
kilometre journey over spectacular world
heritage forest starting at Caravonica Lakes
Station with panoramic views of the Coral
Sea on route to Red Peak Station, Barron
Falls Station and Kuranda, “village in the
rainforest”. Explore this mountain village,
famous for its craft market. Return to Cairns
via the 15 tunnels and 40 bridges on the
Kuranda Scenic Railway.
Visit the Cairns Regional Gallery, displaying
vibrant works of local, national and
international artists, including the work
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
artists. Transfer to Cairns Airport for the
return flight. Melbourne passengers depart
early afternoon on a direct flight arriving
in Melbourne at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Passengers travelling to other locations may
have different flights. Home/hotel transfers
in Melbourne complete a most enjoyable
Queensland Tropical Splendour holiday.
Top End Delights
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 94 for full itinerary.
Day 1 (L,D) HOME PORTS, DARWIN,
BATCHELOR
After Melbourne metropolitan home/ hotel
pick up we transfer to Melbourne Airport for
our flight to Darwin. Interstate passengers
may fly direct to Darwin where our Young at
Heart Coach awaits. Our Top End adventure
begins as we head south to Batchelor and the
Litchfield National Park. Home tonight is the
Batchelor Resort
Day 2 (B,L,D) LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK,
KATHERINE
Explore the Litchfield National Park. See
“magnetic” termite mounds standing two
metres in height. Visit spectacular Florence
Falls and Wangi Falls. Continue south passing
through Adelaide River for a late lunch. Visit
the war cemetery before arriving at our home
for two nights, All Seasons Resort, Katherine.
Day 3 (B,L,D) NITMILUK NATIONAL
PARK, KATHERINE GORGE, SPRINGVALE
HOMESTEAD
Visit Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine
Gorge. Cruise through two of the spectacular
gorges. Browse in the Visitor Centre prior to
lunch. Visit Katherine Museum and enjoy a
Devonshire Tea at Springvale Homestead.
Day 4 (B,L,D) KATHERINE, PINE CREEK,
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
Return to Pine Creek. Visit the National
Trust Museum, the Railway Station Museum
and Miners Park. Lunch at Mary River before
continuing to Kakadu National Park. On
arrival at Cooinda, visit Warradjan Cultural
Centre. Our home for two nights, Gagadju
Lodge Cooinda.
Day 5 (B,L,D) YELLOW WATER CRUISE
A highlight of our holiday is the Yellow Water
cruise. Yellow Water wetlands is home to
brolga, several species of kingfisher and jabiru,
10 days, departs Jul 6
and fresh and salt water crocodiles. Travel
to Bowali Visitor Centre for lunch and view
displays of the major parts of Kakadu and
the meandering South Alligator River, told
from both the Gukburlerri (Aboriginal) and
Guhbele (non Aboriginal) points of view.
Visit Nourlangie Rock (Burrungguy), take a
short walk to an ancient living shelter, rock art
sites and a lookout.
Highlights
•Litchfield National Park
•Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge)
Cruise
•Kakadu National Park
•Yellow Water Cruise
•Jumping Crocs Cruise
•Mindil Market, Darwin
•Darwin Harbour Sunset Cruise
Day 6 (B,L,D) ADELAIDE RIVER, JUMPING
CROCS CRUISE, DARWIN
Journey towards Darwin. At Adelaide River
join the famous “Jumping Crocs” cruise
Nearby is the interactive display “Windows on
the Wetland” located on Beatrice Hill which
affords superb 360 degree views of the area.
Visit Fogg Conservation Dam, constructed in
the 1950’s as a water storage for an ill-fated
rice growing project. In the afternoon we
arrive at our home for the next four nights,
Mirambeena Resort, Darwin.
Day 7 (B,L,D) DARWIN
Relax in Darwin with a short tour of the
city and its environs. Visit the Indo Marine
Centre, the Territory Gallery and Museum,
the Darwin Wharf Precinct and the famous
Mindil Market.
Day 8 (B,L,D) DARWIN
Visit the Charles Darwin National Park and
the Aviation Heritage Centre. After lunch we
visit the East Point Military Museum. Take in
the sunset views as we enjoy dinner tonight at
Stokes Wharf, a unique Darwin experience.
Day 9 (B,L,D) DARWIN, SUNSET DINNER
CRUISE
Today we visit the WWII oil storage tunnels,
the Territory Parliament House, the rebuilt
Christ Church Cathedral and the Smith
Street Mall for lunch. Some free time after
lunch. You may wish to relax at the resort by
the pool during the afternoon, browse in the
shops, or visit other attractions. We end our
day in Darwin with a delightful sunset dinner
cruise on the schooner Alfred Nobel as we sail
on beautiful Darwin Harbour.
Day 10 (B,L) DARWIN, HOME PORTS
Sadly we must depart Darwin today.
Interstate passengers may fly direct to home
ports. Melbourne passengers fly direct to
Melbourne. Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel transfers complete a most enjoyable Top
End holiday.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
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Highlights
•Swan River ferry to Fremantle
•Walpole Tree Top Walk
•Albany Whale World
•Stirling Ranges
•Cape Le Grand National Park
•Kalgoorlie Super Pit Mine Tour
•Wave Rock, Hyden
•York Motor Museum
West Australian Wildflowers
13 days, departs Sep 17
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pickup, transfer to Melbourne Airport
for the flight to Perth. Passengers from other
home ports may fly via Melbourne or direct
to Perth, depending on airline schedules. Visit
Kings Park, a combination of native bushland
and manicured parkland on the edge of
the city. Enjoy the wildflowers, Federation
Walkway, afternoon tea in the café and a visit
to Kings Park Gallery and gift shop.
Explore Fremantle. Take the ferry from
Perth along the Swan River, viewing some of
the magnificent homes along the riverbank
during the cruise downstream to Fremantle.
Catch the Fremantle Tram, visit the Maritime
Museum and have a waterside lunch on
Fisherman’s Wharf before driving back to
Perth in the afternoon.
Departing from Perth, head south to
Abingdon Miniature Village Barragup for
morning tea and a tour of the gardens.
Continue along the scenic coast road via
Mandurah and Australind to Bunbury for
lunch. From Bunbury travel through the
giant Tuart Forests on route to the seaside
resort of Busselton. Continue through
Nannup prior to arriving in Pemberton.
Visit the Pemberton Museum and hand
feed the brilliant Rosellas under the giant
Gloucester Tree prior to boarding the
Pemberton Tram for a forest journey winding
through giant stands of Karri and Marri
forests. Picnic lunch today. Continuing
south, pass through Walpole and the Valley
of the Giants. Enjoy the spectacular Tree Top
Walk, high above the forest before continuing
to Albany.
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Enjoy a tour which includes Albany city
sights, the Gap and Natural Bridge, and
spectacular views and wildflowers at Stoney
Ridge. Lunch at Whale World with time to
browse through some of the many displays.
Visit Anzac Memorial on Mt. Clarence with
magnificent views across King George Sound
and Princess Royal Harbour.
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Travel the short distance to Mt Romance
Sandalwood & Emu Oil Factory, the only
sandalwood factory in Australia. Then on to
Mt Barker and the Banksia Farm, with over
70 species of Banksias’ and wildflowers on
display. Traverse the mighty Stirling Ranges
along Red Gum Pass Road.
Young at Heart Holidays
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page 96 for full itinerary.
Head east through Jerramungup and
Ravensthorpe, pausing at various places as we
travel to view more exotic wildflowers., on
route to Esperance.
Visit Cape Le Grand National Park in the
company of a local wildflower expert. Travel
along the scenic coastal drive, returning via
Helms Arboretum.
Travel north to Norseman. From Beacon Hill
Lookout enjoy 360 degree views across the
town and surrounding area. View the bronze
statue of the horse “Norseman” (after which
the town is named) and the camel train.
Continue to Kambalda and Kalgoorlie.
Tour Australia’s largest gold producing mine
“The Super Pit”. Enjoy a tour of Kalgoorlie
and take in the view from Mt Charlotte
Reservoir.
Head West through Coolgardie and Southern
Cross to Merridin. Continue south through
Narembeen and Kondinin to Hyden. Visit
Wave Rock. Enjoy the Wildflower Shoppe,
Wildlife Park and Old Lace collection.
Travel through the wheat belt towns of
Kondinin and Corrigin to York. Visit the York
Motor Museum and the Mill Gallery before
continuing to Perth.
Transfer to Perth Airport for flights home.
Melbourne passengers will be transferred
to metropolitan homes/hotels; interstate
passengers may fly direct to their home
state or via Melbourne, depending on airline
schedules. Thus concludes a most relaxing
and enjoyable West Australian Wildflowers
holiday.
West Coast Explorer
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 98 for full itinerary.
Following Melbourne metropolitan home/
hotel pickup, transfer to Melbourne Airport
for the flight to Perth. Passengers from other
home ports may fly direct or via Melbourne
according to air schedules. Visit the
picturesque Kings Park with time for a walk
amongst the many wildflower areas.
Fly to Broome. Browse the shops and
visit the Town Beach. Explore some of
the attractions of Broome including the
Pearl Luggers, Chinatown and the Broome
Historical Society Museum. Watch the sunset
at Cable Beach.
Journey into the Pilbara District. View the
vast salt mining facility and busy iron ore port
workings at Port Hedland.
Continue south to Roebourne and Cossack.
Enjoy a stroll around the restored buildings
and lunch in the village café. Explore
Karratha, visit the North West Shelf Venture
Visitors Centre and enjoy the views from the
lookout. Travel to Tom Price, passing through
20 days, departs Aug 12
the Chichester Range with lunch at Auski
Roadhouse. Continue to Munjina Gorge
Lookout then through part of the scenic
Hammersley Ranges to Tom Price.
Highlights
•Karijini National Park
•Cape Range National Park
•Ningaloo Reef
•Hamelin Pool stromatolites
•Monkey Mia
•Shark Bay Cruise
•Kalbarri National Park
•The Pinnacles
Tour an open cut iron ore mining site then
explore Karijini National Park. Travel via
Paraburdoo, Beasley River and Nanutarra
Roadhouse to Exmouth. Explore Cape Range
National Park and visit the Milyering Visitor
Centre. Take in the magnificent 360 degree
views from Vlamingh Lighthouse.
Travel south to the seaside resort of Coral Bay
with pristine blue waters and the Ningaloo
coral reef. Enjoy a glass-bottomed boat cruise
with great viewing of coral reefs and tropical
fish before continuing to Carnarvon.
Explore Carnarvon. Enjoy morning tea and
an informative walking tour of Bumbak’s
Plantation. Visit the wharf heritage precinct,
ride on the Coffee Pot Train along the jetty
and visit the Lighthouse Keepers Museum.
Travel to the Peron Peninsula and the village
of Denham. Visit Hamelin Pool and see the
stromatolites, the world’s oldest known living
organism. Visit Monkey Mia and enjoy a
scenic cruise on Shark Bay.
Continue south to the Billabong Roadhouse.
Visit Hawks Head Lookout with amazing
views over the Murchison River and
National Park, before arriving in Kalbarri.
Visit Kalbarri National Park and Rainbow
Jungle. Continue to Northampton, enjoying
displays of wildflowers along the way, on
route to Geraldton. Visit the St Francis
Xavier Cathedral and take in the views from
Mills Park Lookout and the HMAS Sydney
memorial. View the restored historic village
of Greenough before continuing along the
coast via Jurien to Cervantes. Visit the
Pinnacles in Nambung National Park on route
to Perth.
Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Swan River to
Fremantle followed by a Fish & Chips lunch.
Visit the Royal Perth Mint.
Transfer to Perth Airport for the return flight
to Melbourne. Passengers from other capital
cities either fly direct or via Melbourne.
Metropolitan home/hotel transfers are
available for Melbourne passengers. So
concludes a most enjoyable adventure on the
west coast of Australia.
Newsletter No. 95 - March 2012
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ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
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$10,650
$10,750
$10,550
$11,000
$10,250
$1,755
Deposit of $1,100 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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The Great Barrier Reef
Highlights
•7 nights on board Coral
Princess II
•Cooktown
•Lizard Island
•Hinchinbrook Channel
•Pelorus Island
•Dunk Island
•Fitzroy Island
9 days, departs Jun 19
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 20 for full itinerary.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is longer than
the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space.
The Marine Park stretches over 3,000 kilometres along the Queensland coast, from
Bundaberg up past the tip of Cape York. The reef is home to the world’s largest collection
of corals (more than 400 different varieties), plus coral sponges, molluscs, rays, dolphins,
over 1,500 species of tropical fish, more than 200 species of birds and around 20 species
of reptiles including sea turtles and giant clams over 120 years old.
The Great Barrier Reef is also the habitat of endangered species such as the Dugong and
Green Sea Turtle. Because of its ecological significance, the Great Barrier Reef was among
the first Australian sites to be listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1981.
Coral Princess II is the ideal small ship to discover the very best of the Reef, Rainforest and
Islands of Tropical North Queensland –fully equipped with modern conveniences and large
enough to be comfortable and safe, but small enough to manoeuvre in waters crowded
with reefs and coral cays.
Itinerary includes:
Melbourne metropolitan home pick up,
transfer to Melbourne Airport, flight to
Cairns. Interstate passengers fly direct to
Cairns. Transfer to Trinity Wharf to board
Coral Princess II.
Cruise Trinity Bay heading northward past
Double Island and Palm Cove. Discover
historic Cooktown. Visit remote uninhabited
islands. Join a marine biologist for glass
bottom boat tours over the colourful coral
gardens and enjoy the many opportunities to
snorkel for up-close views.
Visit beautiful Lizard Island. Relax on the
golden beach or take the plunge with our
Dive Instructor on a guided SCUBA dive.
Cruise to the spectacular and seldom visited
Ribbon Reef No. 9. Visit Ribbon Reef No. 3
and Rachel Carson Reef. Discover the local
wildlife, which includes sea turtles, giant
clams, rays and over 200 different species of
native birds.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement*
Continue to Thetford Reef and Sudbury Cay.
Cruise the Hinchinbrook Channel. Enjoy a
beach BBQ on Pelorus Island. Explore the
surrounding rainforest on a guided nature
walk. Discover Dunk Island’s unique flora
$7,195
$7,125
$7,045
$7,305
$7,445
$7,495
$2,500
Deposit of $700 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 65 days prior to departure.
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and fauna. Cruise to Nathan Reef and Fitzroy
Island before returning to Trinity Wharf and
Cairns. Transfer to Cairns Sebel Harbour
Lights for one night. Fly home from Cairns.
In Melbourne, metropolitan home and
hotel transfers complete a most enjoyable
exploration of the Great Barrier Reef.
Note: Due to weather, tides or mechanical
reasons itineraries may be subject to change
without notice.
The Kimberley
See Young at Heart Big Book of Holidays
page 22 for full itinerary.
14 days, departs Aug 16
The region known simply as “The Kimberley” takes its evocative name from its most
imposing landmark, an ancient mountain range visible from the rugged sea coast.
Covering more than 400,000 square kilometres (an area three times the size of England) in
North West Australia, it is a place universally acknowledged as one of the world’s last – and
most beautiful – wilderness areas. From the mighty King George and Mitchell Falls in the
north to the tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls in the south, and all of the icons in
between, you’ll discover the best that the Kimberley has to offer on this remarkable journey
into the heart of this frontier land.
Highlights
•10 nights on board Oceanic
Discoverer
•Mitchell Falls
•Bigge Island Rock Art Galleries
•Montgomery Reef
•Horizontal Falls
•Buccaneer Archipelago
•Sunset on Cable Beach
Much of the Kimberley coast is remote and inaccessible and many of its most spectacular
sights can only be reached by small ship. The purpose-built Oceanic Discoverer is the ideal
small ship for exploring this remarkable region – luxurious, large enough to be comfortable
and safe, but small enough to manoeuvre in the tidal waters and amongst the uninhabited
islands of this rugged coastline. Add in the “go anywhere” versatility of the Xplorer
excursion vessel and a fleet of inflatable zodiacs and you’re sure to make the most of every
minute of your adventure. Throughout the expedition the ship’s attentive all-Australian
staff will be with you every step of the way, whilst the experienced Expedition Leader and
knowledgeable Guest Lecturers ensure your Kimberley expedition is truly memorable.
Itinerary includes:
Melbourne metropolitan home pick ups,
transfer to Melbourne Airport for our flight
to Darwin. Interstate passengers fly direct
to Darwin. One night at the Mirambeena
Resort before boarding the state-of-the-art
Oceanic Discoverer.
Cruise across Cambridge Gulf to the first
of the Kimberley’s “big” rivers, the mighty
King George. Aboard Xplorer, our specially
designed excursion vessel, explore scenic
gorges and, in our inflatable zodiacs, cruise
close to the base of magnificent King George
Falls.
Visit Tranquil Bay and Jar Island. Discover
outstanding rock art galleries with fine
examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious
Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion), dating back
some 20,000 years. Anchor in Winyalken Bay
and explore the maze of natural sandstone
caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway.
Helicopters are available for optional scenic
flights over the Mitchell Plateau for close up
views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls
(additional expense payable on board). Enjoy
a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as we
indulge in a gourmet Aussie Beach BBQ.
Discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island,
featuring fine examples of both Wandjina
and Bradshaw art. Explore Careening Bay.
Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River
to breathtaking King Cascades. Picnic at
Camp Creek. Cruise to Montgomery Reef,
Doubtful Bay, Kuri Bay, Raft Point, Red Cone
Creek and Ruby Falls.
Cruise through the Buccaneer Archipelago,
home to over 800 islands and the unique
Horizontal Falls. Explore Silica Beach on
Hidden Island.
Cruise through Pender Bay and visit the
Lacepede Islands before arriving at Broome.
Enjoy two days exploring Broome including
Cable Beach, Chinatown and the Pearl Lugger
Museum before flying home. Melbourne
metropolitan home and hotel transfers
complete a memorable holiday into the heart
of the magnificent Kimberley.
Fares: (p.p.t.s)
ex Melbourne
ex Sydney
ex Brisbane
ex Adelaide
ex Hobart/Launceston
ex Perth
single supplement*
$14,850
$14,850
$14,750
$14,850
$15,200
$14,750
$ 4,395
Deposit of $1,500 within 7 days of booking.
Balance due 45 days prior to departure.
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Did You Know?
•
Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.
•
The Great Barrier Reef has a mailbox. You can ferry out there and send a postcard,
stamped with the only Great Barrier Reef stamp.
• The Australian Alps, or Snowy Mountains as they are also known, receive more snow than
Switzerland
•
Melbourne has the second largest Greek population in the world, after Athens
•
Apparently the first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per person than
any other community in the history of mankind.
•
Australian mines (one of our most important industries, which accounts for 15% of
Australia’s GDP) cover 0.02% of Australia’s land mass. More land is occupied by pubs!
Source: http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/fun-facts-about-australia.html
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