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2018

Kimberley Dreamingkimberley, kimberley tours,tours to the kimberley, seniors tours to the kimberley
Thu 28 June – Fri 06 July 2018 (9 days)
$3,690 pp (Seniors $3,640) S/Supp $610
Explore the stunning scenery of Western Australia’s popular Kimberley region. Massive boab trees dotting the landscape, rugged mountain ranges and long, winding river will keep you mesmerized, and the variety of wildlife will keep your cameras clicking. Keep an eye out for crocs!

Included:

  • Flights to and from Perth
  • Helicopter flight over Lake Argyle
  • El Questro Station
  • Emma Gorge
  • Cockburn Ranges
  • Ord River Cruise
  • Durack Homestead
  • Lake Argyle Cruise
  • Zebra Rock Gallery
  • Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge
  • China Wall
  • Flights over Bungle Bungles-optional
  • Day 1  After our flight to Kununurra we begin right away with a visit to the very interesting Zebra Rock Gallery where you can buy some of your very own zebra rock, and try their famous mango smoothie. Later we share drinks and nibbles with fellow passengers before dinner. (D)
    Day 2  Today we travel along the Gibb River Road to Zebedee Hot Springs where we can enjoy a dip in the thermal springs. We continue into El Questro station and have lunch with our fellow passengers, then continue to Emma Gorge  for an afternoon stop before heading back to Kununurra.(B)
    Day 3  You have the opportunity for an early morning flight over the Bungle Bungle Range and Lake Argyle (own expense). After breakfast we enjoy a lovely cruise up the Ord River to Lake Argyle, spotting crocodiles and birdlife along the way. At the dam wall we are met by our driver and taken to the lookout for stunning views of the lake and river. Overnight at Lake Argyle Resort. (B,D)
    Day 4  Sightseeing from the air this morning by helicopter for views over the Lake Argyle area and the Carr Boyd Ranges. We also visit the iconic Durack Homestead, and enjoy a cruise on the lake. (B,D)
    Day 5  We head to Warmun, formerly known as Turkey Creek, for morning tea, then continue on to the town of Halls Creek, our stop for the night.(B,D)
    Day 6  We start with a trip to historic Old Halls Creek, the site of the first gold discovery in WA, then visit the white quartz “China Wall”. Later we enjoy a stop at Mary River for afternoon tea before continuing to Fitzroy Crossing, our stop for the night. (B,D)
    Day 7  Today we travel to Tunnel Creek, made famous by the Aboriginal warrior Jandamarra. Tunnel Creek features a 750-metre tunnel which has worn through the Napier Range. We also visit the 3.5 km Windjana Gorge (spot the freshwater crocodiles)! (B,L,D)
    Day 8  We continue on to Derby today and visit the famous Prison Tree. Derby is also known for its street lined with boab trees. We check out the historic jetty and continue on to Broome in time for our evening meal at Cable Beach as the sun goes down. (B,D)
    Day 9  A town tour of Broome, followed by time for shopping, and a quick visit to some surrounding areas before our flights home.(B)

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WA’s Coral Coast / Karijinikalbarri, coral coast, wa, seniors tours of wa, coral coast tours for seniors
Wed 11 – Sun 22 July 2018 (12 Days)
$3,500 pp (Seniors $3,450) S/Supp $750
Discover some of the world’s most diverse marine habitats just metres away from pristine beaches. You’ll love meeting Monkey Mia’s famous dolphins up close, and the diversity of Karijini’s gorges will take your breath away.

Included:

  • Perth – Broome flight
  • Cable Beach
  • 80 Mile Beach
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  • Exmouth
  • Coral Bay cruise
  • Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum
  • Hamelin Pool
  • Shell Beach
  • Denham
  • Monkey Mia cruise
  • Eagle Bluff
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Red Bluff
  • Lynton Convict Settlement
  • Day 1  Fly Perth to Broome and explore this fascinating pearling town. We visit Gantheaume Beach, Anastasia’s Pool, and the Chinese and Japanese cemetery. We check into our accommodation and later enjoy an evening sunset meal at Cable Beach with our fellow passengers. (D)
    Day 2  A leisurely drive to stunning 80 Mile Beach, one of WA’s more famous beaches. We enjoy a stroll on the white sandy beach, taking in the endless ocean views. This is one place where we can enjoy sunrise and sunset at the same spot. (B,D)
    Day 3  Today we travel inland to Tom Price, passing Karijini National Park on the way, which we’ll explore tomorrow. (B,D).
    Day 4  Explore the picturesque Dale’s Gorge, Fortescue Falls, Circular Pool, and Fern Pool – where you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Two-night stop in Tom Price. (B,L)
    Day 5  We leave Tom Price and travel to Nanutarra Roadhouse for morning tea, viewing classic Pilbara countryside along the way – golden spinifex, bright blue sky, and the famous Pilbara red earth! We continue to Exmouth, our accommodation for the night. (B,D)
    Day 6  This morning we visit the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse which stands on the northernmost tip of the Cape Range, before free time in town before we head to Coral Bay. (B)
    Day 7  This morning we start the day with a cruise of the Ningaloo Reef in a glass bottom boat, then later we travel to Carnarvon. (B,D)
    Day 8  Explore the wonders of space at the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then on to beautiful Shell Beach, and the stromatolites at Hamelin Pool, stopping at Denham overnight. (B,D)
    Day 9  A short drive across the Peron Peninsula to visit the world-famous Monkey Mia dolphins, and a cruise on the bay. Later we visit Eagle Bluff Boardwalk. (B)
    Day 10  Departing Denham, we drive to Kalbarri via the Murchison River and Hawks Head Lookout. (B,D)
    Day 11  We take a short drive to Kalbarri National Park to see Nature’s Window, the Loop and Z-Bend Gorge. Later we visit Red Bluff Lookout, finishing with a sunset cruise on the Murchison River. (B,D)
    Day 12  It’s back to Perth today via Northampton and Geraldton, stopping at the HMAS Sydney Memorial, and Jurien Bay. (B)

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Kalbarri/Monkey Mia at Wildflower Time
Thu 02 to Wed 08 Aug 2018 (7 Days)
$1,970 pp (Seniors $1,920) S/Supp $470
A leisurely tour visiting some of WA’s stunning coastline and popular tourist areas.

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  • Dongaratours to kalbarri, tours to monkey mia, monkey mia tours, kalbarri tours
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
  • Kalbarri National Park and Boat Cruise
  • Rainbow Jungle
  • Monkey Mia boat cruise
  • The Pinnacles
  • Motel accommodation
  • Air-conditioned all-terrain vehicle
  • Most meals
  • Day 1  From Perth we travel through scenic rolling hills, stopping at Bindoon, Moora, Three Springs, Mingenew, and Dongara. (D)
    Day 2  Today we visit the lovingly restored heritage buildings at the pioneering village of Greenough, the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton, and the Lynton Convict Settlement ruins, stopping at Kalbarri for the night. (B,D)
    Day 3 This morning we enjoy the dramatic scenery of Kalbarri National Park and the Murchison River Gorge, then later we visit Rainbow Jungle, Australia’s parrot breeding centre, followed by a sunset cruise on the river.(B,D)
    Day 4 We continue to Denham via Hawks Head Lookout and the Hamelin Telegraph Station, stopping also to view the stromatolites (living fossils) at Hamelin Pool, and have a walk on Shell Beach before we continue to Denham. (B,D)
    Day 5  Today we meet the friendly bottle nose dolphins at Monkey Mia, enjoy a cruise on Shark Bay, and visit Eagles Nest boardwalk for shark, dugong and stingray spotting. (B,D)
    Day 6  We depart Denham and continue our journey today back down the coast, stopping along the way to spot wildflowers. Get your cameras ready for some spectacular photographs. (B,D)
    Day 7  We continue our journey back to Perth via Jurien Bay, Cervantes, and the Pinnacles, arriving in Perth late afternoon. (B)

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Mt Augustus / Karijini at Wildflower Timetours to karijini, tours to mt augustus, wildflower tours to mt augustus
Sat 11 to Mon 20 Aug 2018 (10 Days)
$2,970 pp (Seniors $2,920) S/Supp $670
We travel through classic outback territory to Mt Augustus, one of the most spectacular peaks of the world’s largest monoclines, and Karijini National Park with its spectacular gorges, creeks and chasms. On our return we follow the coast through the beautiful towns of Coral Bay, Carnarvon and Kalbarri. As it’s wildflower time, we will no doubt be spoilt with spectacular colours wherever we look.

Included:

  • Dalwallinu
  • Cue
  • Meekatharra
  • Mt Gould Police Station
  • Landor Race Track
  • Mt Augustus
  • Lyons River
  • Tom Price
  • Coral Bay boat cruise
  • Karijini National Park
  • Murchison River
  • Gascoyne River
  • Carnarvon Jetty
  • OTC Satellite Station museum
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Kalbarri sunset boat cruise
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
  • Day 1  Departing Perth, we start our adventure travelling through the Swan Valley, Bindoon and Dalwallinu, spotting wildflowers along the way.  Later we reach the tiny settlement of Paynes Find, popular for carpets of everlastings, and continue on to Mount Magnet and the outback town of Cue, our overnight stop. (D)
    Day 2  This morning we drive to Meekatharra and have a tour of the town before hitting the dirt road to Mt Augustus. We stop at the Murchison River, a delightful area for bird life, flora and fauna; then Mt Gould, site of one of WA’s oldest police stations; and the historical Landor Race Track. We continue to our accommodation at Mt Augustus Resort and Station, our home for two nights. (B,D) (Shared amenities – ensuited upgrade available @$100/nt extra per room).
    Day 3  This morning is all about Mt Augustus, the lovely Lyons River, and Cattle Pool – an absolutely wonderful spot with its amazing large river gums, birdlife and animals. Around the rock we stop at various locations to explore Aboriginal art, wonderful rock formations and experience the scent of the bush. Later we return to our accommodation for lunch. The afternoon is yours to explore until later when we travel to our sunset viewing area to watch the sun go down on the largest rock in the world, while we enjoy champagne and nibbles. Later it’s back to camp for our evening meal around the campfire. What a truly wonderful day! (B,L,D)
    Day 4  We say goodbye to Mt Augustus and travel along Mt Augustus Woodlands Road, passing some wonderful scenery and abandoned stations, before arriving at Tom Price, our home for two nights. (B,L,D)
    Day 5  Today is all about Karijini National Park in the majestic Hamersley Ranges.  Karijini National Park is an iconic, unspoiled nature-based destination offering a unique landscape and an unforgettable WA outback experience. It is famous for its dramatic creeks, spectacular gorges and towering sheer sided chasms up to 100 metres deep. We spend most of the day here with the opportunity to swim before heading back to Tom Price for the night. (B,L)
    Day 6  We travel the Nanutarra – Munjina road to Nanutarra roadhouse with time to sight the Ashburton River on the way. On the North West Coastal Highway then, heading towards Coral Bay.  The scenery changes and we will spot large termite mounds and coastal vegetation. Overnight in the popular coastal town of Coral Bay. (B,D)
    Day 7  This morning we enjoy a fascinating cruise of the Ningaloo Reef in a glass bottom boat, then after lunch we head to Carnarvon, where we take in some of the town attractions before arriving at our accommodation. (B D)
    Day 8  This morning we visit the Carnarvon Space and Technology museum, quite an eye opener even if you’re not interested in outer space, and then we continue on to Kalbarri via the Murchison River. (B,D)
    Day 9  The gorges and formations carved by the Murchison River attract thousands of visitors to Kalbarri National Park and we are no exception.  We visit Nature’s Window as well as Hawks Head Lookout in the morning. In the afternoon we visit Bluff Point to view the spectacular coastline and coastal wildflowers, then late enjoy a sunset cruise on the Murchison. (B,D)
    Day 10  Departing Kalbarri, we travel to Geraldton to visit the HMAS Sydney memorial before lunch. We take the Indian Ocean Drive home via Dongara returning to Perth later in the afternoon. (B)

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Alice / Uluru / Coober Pedytours to uluru, tours ayers rock, tours to alice springs, tours to coober pedy
Fri 24 Aug to Sat 01 Sep 2018 (9 Days)
$3,530 pp (Seniors $4,380) S/Supp $680
A tour for those who wish to discover the spectacular scenery of our Red Centre. Be amazed by the size of our iconic Uluru and the beauty of the nearby Kata Tjuta. Explore historical Alice Springs and the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, and marvel at the Coober Pedy “moonscape”.

Included:

  • Fights Perth—Alice springs/Adelaide—Perth
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station
  • Anzac Hill
  • Simpsons Gap
  • Honeymoon Gap
  • Trephina Gorge
  • Ross River Homestead
  • Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Field of lights at Uluru
  • Mount Connor
  • Kings Canyon
  • Coober Pedy
  • Opal Mine tour
  • Woomera Rocket Range
  • Mathew Flinders Lookout
  • Arid Botanical Gardens
  • Wadlata Centre
  • Day 1 Fly into Alice Springs where you are met by your Aussie Redback Tours team.  Visit the historic Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill Lookout before a visit to the stunning Simpson’s Gap, returning via Honeymoon Gap.  Drinks and nibbles before a restaurant dinner. (D)
    Day 2 Today we visit Trephina Gorge Nature Park, known for its sheer quartzite cliffs, red river gums, sandy creek bed, and native wildlife. We continue to Ross River Homestead for lunch. Ross River lies in the N’Dhala Gorge Nature Park which contains some of the most dramatic and beautiful countryside in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Return to Alice in the afternoon. (B,L,D)
    Day 3 Travel to Uluru and Kata Tjuta today, visiting Mt Connor and Lake Amadeus along the way with a stop at the 1-million acre cattle property at Curtin Springs . We arrive at Yulara where you will have time to visit the town centre. Tonight we experience the amazing Field of Lights art installation at the Rock created by international artist Bruce Munro. (B)
    Day 4 Today is all about the “Rock” and the “Olgas”.  We enjoy a very informative tour with a local guide, experience the Rock up close, and visit the Cultural Centre . You may also fly over both attractions (own expense) before heading back to the “Rock” for a BBQ dinner and a spectacular sunset in the evening. (B,D)
    Day 5 Leaving Yulara today, we continue our journey to Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park, which sits at the western end of the George Gill Range. We take a walk into the Gorge, marvelling at its breathtaking 100m high walls, and later we view a beautiful sunset over the Watarrka National Park. (B,L,D) Note: Helicopter flight opportunity over Watarrka National Park (own expense).
    Day 6 Today we travel to Erldunda and across the border into South Australia, continuing to the fascinating opal mining town of Coober Pedy, our home for the next two nights. (B,D)
    Day 7 We spend the day in Coober Pedy today, one of Australia’s most multi-cultural towns and a fascinating place to explore. Coober Pedy mines over 92% of Australian opals and you have a chance to buy your very own opal today during our town tour, when you will also find out more about the unique practice of opal mining. Later we travel to the breakaways for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles as we watched the sun go down. (B)
    Day 8 Departing Coober Pedy, we follow the highway to Woomera, famous for its RAAF Woomera Range Complex. We continue to Lake Gairdner, the largest salt lake in South Australia, then on to Port Augusta on the Spencer’s Gulf. (B,D)
    Day 9 We start the day by visiting Mathew Flinders Lookout in the Arid Botanical Gardens. We can see the grandeur of the Flinders Ranges from here. We continue to the Wadlata Centre, where we take a journey back in time, learning all about South Australia and the Flinders Ranges. In the Afternoon we travel to Adelaide, learning a little about this beautiful city of churches, before finishing at the Adelaide airport where you will check in for your flight home. (B)

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Northern Wildflowers with Wildflower Guidewa wildflowers, wa wildflower tours, wildflower tours wa
Sun 02 to Wed 05 Sep 2018 (4 Days)
$1,170 pp (Seniors $1,120) S/Supp $280
Take in the beauty of the northern wildflower areas of WA, spotting the elusive wreath flower, carpets of everlastings, and more…A perfect short trip away from your everyday activities, exploring the world’s largest collection of wildflowers.

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  • Coomberdale Wildflower farm
  • Carnamah
  • Three Springs
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
  • Coalseam Conservation park
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
  • Kalbarri National Park
  • Red Bluff
  • Lynton Convict Settlement
  • Mt Lesueur National park
  • Day 1  Depart Perth and head to Wannamal for wildflower spotting, then to Coomberdale Wildflower Farm. We continue to Carnamah, Three Springs, Mingenew and Geraldton, with flower stops on the way. Accommodation in Geraldton for 3 nights. (D)
    Day 2  To Mullewa hillside lookout for more flower spotting, then a stop in Mullewa before travelling to find the beautiful and elusive Wreath Leschenaultia. We also visit Coalseam Conservation Park, known for its carpets of everlastings. (B,L,D)
    Day 3 We visit Geraldton’s HMAS Sydney Memorial, then travel to Binnu for a bush morning tea amongst the flowers. We also visit Hawkes Head and Ross Graeme Lookout in Kalbarri National Park. (B,L,D)
    Day 4  This morning we travel to Red Bluff and Lynton Convict Settlement. We continue the coastal road to Port Denison and Indian Ocean Drive, stopping at Mt Lesueur National Park for a flower stop, then Jurien for lunch, arriving in Perth late afternoon. (B)

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Floriade / Ned Kelly / Snowy Mountainsfloriade tours, tours to floriade, tours to snowy mountains, ned kelly area tours
Sat 08 to Thu 11 Oct 2018 (6 Days)
$2,650 pp (Seniors $2,600) S/Supp $480
Floriade spring festival has become Canberra’s most iconic annual tourism event. Millions of bulbs and annuals are planted across 8,000 sqm of an inner parkland, making this quite a spectacular sight. We combine this visit with other must-see tourist spots.

Included:

  • Flights Perth-Canberra-Perth
  • National Gallery
  • National War Memorial
  • Parliament House
  • Jindabyne
  • Kosciusko National Park
  • Cockington Green
  • Beechworth
  • Gundagai / Dog on the Tuckerbox
  • Hume Weir
  • Glenrowan / Ned Kelly re-enactment
  • Embassy District
  • Day 1 Fly into Canberra where you are met by your Aussie Redback team and transferred to your motel. (D)
    Day 2 Today we visit Floriade, enjoying the stunning display of colour and flower arrangements that come together in this once-a-year spectacular. Later we visit the miniature English village of Cockington Green. (B,D)
    Day 3 A day in Canberra visiting Parliament House, the National Gallery, the National War Memorial, and the Embassy District. (B,D)
    Day 4 We travel to historical Jindabyne, then continue to the Snowy Mountains and the alpine village of Thredbo. There is chairlift up the mountain that you may like to do. The sights from the top are breathtaking. Later we visit Cooma. (B,D)
    Day 5 Today we travel to the Murrumbidgee River and the famous “Dog on the Tucker Box”. We also visit the border cities of Albury in NSW and Wodonga in VIC, and see the Hume Weir, the biggest dam on the Murray River. Overnight in Beechworth. (B,D)
    Day 6  In Beechworth we visit Kelly country, and see where Ned and his mother were tried and imprisoned. We continue to Glenrowan for an animated re-enactment of Ned’s capture at the Glenrowan Hotel. Later we visit Benella, famous for legendary “Weary Dunlop”.  Our tour ends with transfers to the airport for flights back home.  (B)

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Tasmania the “Apple Isle”tasmania, tours to tasmania, seniors tours of tasmania
Fri 26 Oct to Wed 07 Nov 2018 (12 Days)
$4,490 pp (Seniors $4,440) S/Supp $850
Wonderful scenery, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine. Explore Hobart city’s sights and waterfront before venturing to Mt Field National Park. Witness the natural beauty of Russell Falls, Lake St Clair, Cradle Mountain, the Freycinet National Park and more.

Included:

  • Flights Perth-Hobart-PerthTasmania the apple isle, tasmania, tours to tasmania, tasmania tours for seniors
  • Port Arthur
  • Wall of Wood
  • Russell Falls
  • Lake St Clair
  • Queenstown
  • Strahan
  • Gordon River cruise
  • Sarah Island
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Sheffield
  • Launceston
  • Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Freycinet Peninsula
  • Wineglass Bay cruise
  • Ross Bridge
  • Day 1  Fly to Hobart where we are met by our crew and transferred to our motel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.(D)
    Day 2  Visit Battery Point, Salamanca Place, the Botanical Gardens and Mt Nelson (amazing views of Hobart)! Free time later to explore the city at leisure.(B,D)
    Day 3  Travel to Australia’s most infamous prison at  Port Arthur, then on to Hell’s Kitchen – the channel between Macquarie Heads on the west and Entrance Island on the east. (B,D)
    Day 4  Travel to New Norfolk and the magnificent Mt Field National Park to see the spectacular three-tiered Russell Falls. Continue to Lake St Clair, and visit the Wall in the Wilderness (where artist Greg Duncan has hand-carved a series of scenes into panels commemorating those who shaped the area’s past and present). We continue on a scenic drive to Queenstown. (B,D)
    Day 5  Across to Strahan today for a Gordon River Cruise, where the wilderness comes to the water’s edge. Stop at Sarah Island and discover the ruins of the penal colony. After lunch on board we return to Strahan for free time to explore this historic town. (B,L)
    Day 6  Visit the mining and hydroelectric towns of Rosebery and Tullah on the way to Cradle Mountain National Park. We enjoy a guided walk around Dove Lake, then meander through the forest and alpine heathlands on a purpose-built boardwalk.  Overnight in Sheffield – town of murals. (B,D)
    Day 7  We travel to Devonport,on the mouth of the Mersey River, then Exeter and Beaconsfield (remembered for the tragic Beaconsfield gold mine collapse in 2006). We tour the mine, and then head to Launceston, our home for the next two nights. (B,D)
    Day 8  On to George Town, the 1805 convict-built pilot station at Low Head, then to Bridport on Anderson Bay, Granite Point, and Scottsdale.  An afternoon visit to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate for some famous lavender ice-cream! Return to Launceston via Lilydale’s stunning waterfalls.  (B)
    Day 9  Visit Legerwood today to look at the Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees (sculptures of World War One soldiers of Dorset, Tasmania). Next stop is the old tin town of Derby, then on to Branxholm, and St Helens, known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania and renowned for its oysters. (B,D)
    Day 10  Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay on a four-hour cruise of the Freycinet Peninsula with a local guide.  Experience breathtaking Freycinet National Park, with its pink granite mountains, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests. (B,L)
    Day 11  Journey to Swansea and historic Ross, the finest 19th century village in Australia. Visit the famous Ross Bridge with its 186 carvings depicting Celtic symbols, flora, fauna and notable personalities of the day, then on to Oatlands with its colonial sandstone buildings, many of them built by convict labour. Later we make our way on the Midlands Highway to Bridgewater and Hobart. (B,D)Day 12  Visit Mt Wellington which rises to 1,269 metres above sea level and is frequently covered by snow, then we say our goodbyes before our flights home.(B)

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Southern Wildflowers
Sun 28 to Wed 31 Oct 2018 (4 Days)
$1,170 pp (Seniors $1,120) S/Supp $280
Take in the beauty of the southern parks of WA. See spider orchids, morning iris, swamp bottlebrush, painted ladies and more…

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  • Boyagin Nature Reserve
  • Wave Rock/Mulka’s Cave
  • Bluff Knoll
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  • The Natural Bridge Walk/The Gap
  • Day 1  We depart Perth and travel through forest areas to Boyagin Nature Reserve – a designated flora and fauna reserve. We continue to Hyden, Wave Rock, and Mulka’s Cave for more wildflower spotting. (D)
    Day 2  On to Newdegate, one of the southern wheatbelt’s wildflower hotspots, then through Lake King, Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun. Later we spot numerous wildflowers in the rugged Fitzgerald River National Park. (B,D)
    Day 3  We travel to Jerramungup, then to the Stirling Range National Park. The national park boasts some of the best wildflowers in WA with over 1500 species of plants. Later we arrive in Albany. (B,D)
    Day 4  Today we visit the new Natural Bridge walk at The Gap, before heading to Kojonup for lunch to view more native wildflowers on display in the region. Later we stop at Williams before continuing home to Perth. (B)

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Albany – 100 Years End of Waralbany, remembrance day, albany remember 100 years
Sat 10 to Tue 13 Nov 2018 (4 Days)
$1,370 pp (Seniors $1,320) S/Supp $250
We include a visit to the Field of Lights: Avenue of Honor (a light installation by Bruce Munro at Mt Clarence. It pays homage to the ANZACs with 13,000 shining spheres marking the last sight of home for 41,000 troops who departed from Albany for the Great War).

Included:

  • The Gap/Natural Bridge
  • ANZAC Centre
  • Mt Clarence / Field of Lights: Avenue of Honour
  • Green’s Pool / Elephant Rocks
  • Valley of the Giants
  • Walpole Inlet WOW cruise
  • Day 1  We travel south towards Albany, stopping for morning tea along the way. We have lunch in Albany before visiting Mt Clarence and the ANZAC Memorial Centre, returning later to enjoy the spectacular Field of Lights installation. (D)
    Day 2  Start the day with an informative cruise on the Kalgan River. Later we visit the Gap – an impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, and the new Natural Bridge. (B,D)
    Day 3  A morning visit to the magical beach of Greens Pool, and Elephant Rocks in William Bay National Park, before a morning cruise on the Walpole Inlet. Overnight in Albany. (B,D)
    Day 4  Back to Perth today, with a morning visit to the Harvey Dickson Country Music Centre in Boyup Brook. (B)

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Manjimup Cherry Festival / Gnomesvillemanjimup cherry festival, aussie redback tours, tours to the manjimup cherry festival, tours for seniors, tours to wa for seniors, wa tours for pensioners
Sat 08 to Sun 09 Dec 2018 (2 Days)
$550 pp (Seniors $500) S/Supp $80
Experience the colours and tastes of the Manjimup Cherry Festival, the Harvey Dickson Country Music Centre in Boyup Brook, and the thousands of Gnomes at Gnomesville! Take home a box of cherries, compliments of Aussie Redback Tours.

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  • Donnelly River
  • Harvey Dickson’s Country Music Centre
  • Gnomesville
  • Day 1 Departing Perth, we travel to Donnybrook for morning tea, then continue through Bridgetown to Manjimup, home of the Cherry Festival. Enjoy street entertainment, stalls, competitions, a fashion parade, log chopping and more…After an enjoyable afternoon we travel back to the beautiful little town of Bridgetown. (D)
    Day 2  After breakfast, we take a short drive to Boyup Brook, WA’s country music capital, to visit the Harvey Dickson Country Music Centre with its unique collection of memorabilia. Our next stop is Gnomesville where we spend some time before continuing our journey to our lunch stop, and then our last stop, Perth. (B)

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Tamworth / Toowoomba / Brisbanetamworth, tamworth country music festival, tours to tamworth country music festival
Sun 20 to Wed 30 January 2019 (11 Days)
$4,250 pp (Seniors $4,200) S/Supp $600
Five toe-tapping nights in the heart of of the Tamworth Country Music Festival; followed by a visit to Australia Zoo and a glorious lunch time cruise on the Brisbane River.

Included:

  • Flights Perth – Brisbane – Perth
  • Country Music Festival Guide and all-day shuttle bus transfers
  • Cobb & Co Museum
  • Table Top Mountain
  • Australia Zoo
  • Brisbane paddle steamer lunch cruise
  • Day 1  Fly to Brisbane where you are met by your Aussie Redback Tours team and transferred to your motel. (D)
    Day 2  Travel to Toowoomba. Visit Tabletop Mountain and the Cobb & Co museum and have free time in town. (B, D)
    Day 3 We head south for the Tamworth Country Music Festival. We cross the border to Tenterfield; home to the’ Tenterfield Saddler’ immortalized in song by Peter Allen. Tonight in Tamworth after dinner we head to the Country Music Festival Concert. Return later at your own leisure with your shuttle pass, for a good nights’ rest. (B,D)
    Day 4  This morning we visit the Golden Guitar Visitor Information Centre to see the refurbished Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, and purchase tickets to events for this weekend (own expense). The rest of the day is free to enjoy all that the music festival offers. Lots of free concerts in stores, local clubs and arcades, as well as talented buskers, line dancers, and bush poets. (B)
    Days 5-7  The next few days are yours to enjoy at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. (Breakfast every morning)
    Day 8  We say farewell to Tamworth and return to Toowoomba, crossing the NSW/Qld border on the way. (B,D)
    Day 9 Return to Brisbane today, visiting Mount Coot-tha and enjoying a lovely paddle steamer lunch cruise on the Brisbane River. Free time later in Brisbane. (B,L,D)
    Day 10 Today we visit the Australia Zoo, made famous by Steve Irwin whose family continue to run the zoo today. (B,D)
    Day 11 You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home, taking with you some lovely memories. (B)

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Dirk Hartog History and Monkey Mia
Sun 10 to Sun 17 March 2019 (11 Days)
$1,920 pp (Seniors $1,870) S/Supp $380
Visit some of WA’s naturally beautiful beaches and landscapes; learn the fascinating story of how Dirk Hartog island was discovered; and fall in love with the dolphins made popular by Monkey Mia.

Included:

  • Pinnacles
  • HMAS Sydney Memorial
  • Stromatolites at Hamelin Bay
  • Shell Beach
  • Monkey Mia cruise
  • Ocean Park
  • Eagle Nest Boardwalk
  • Dirk Hartog Island
  • Kalbarri National Park and sunset cruise
  • Rainbow Jungle
  • Lynton Convict Settlement
  • Day 1 Departing Perth, we travel north to the Pinnacles, Jurien Bay, Port Denison and Dongara.  (D)
    Day2  We visit the HMAS Sydney Memorial in Geraldton, then continue Billabong and Shark Bay, visiting the stromatolites of Hamelin Bay and Shell Beach along the way before reaching Denham, Australia’s most Westerly town. (B,D)
    Day 3 Today we visit Monkey Mia to see the popular wild dolphins that have been gathering in the waters off the beach for years. Later we visit “Ocean Park”, an interactive aquarium, and visit Eagles Nest Boardwalk to spot sharks, Dugong and Manta rays. (B,D)
    Day 4 A cruise today on the Catamaran Aristocat, to explore Shark Bay and Dirk Hartog Island. Discover this amazing untouched World Heritage Area, watching dolphins, loggerhead turtles and dugongs. (B,D)
    Day 5 We drive to Kalbarri National Park, visiting Hawks Head and Ross Graham, on the way, and then Rainbow Jungle, Australia’s most beautiful bird park. We finish with a relaxing sunset cruise on the Murchison River. (B,D)
    Day 6 We return to Perth today, visiting the Lynton Convict settlement and Northampton on the way. We call into Moore river in the afternoon for an ice cream before our fantastic tour of the coast journey comes to an end in Perth (B)

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Esperance and Bremer Bay at Easter
Fri 19 to Wed 23 April 2019 (5 Days)
$1,480 pp (Seniors $1,450) S/Supp $300
A tour exploring some of WA’s most spectacular coastline. The Esperance region has some of the most spectacular landscapes in Australia including turquoise blue bays and picturesque islands of the Recherche Archipelagoto the spectacular cliffs of the Great Australian Bight. Bremer Bay is also known for beautiful beaches, walk and drive trails, and underwater treasures.

Included:

  • Hyden, Wave Rock and Mulka’s Cave
  • Stonehenge
  • Cape Le Grande
  • Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay and Wharton Beach
  • Woody Island Cruise
  • Fitzgerald National Park
  • Day 1 We leave Perth and head south through Brookton to Hyden, Wave Rock, and the legendary Mulka’s Cave. We have time to explore this unique area with lots of photo opportunities. Overnight in Hyden. (D)
    Day 2 On to Ravensthorpe, Esperance and Cape Le Grand National park this morning, visiting Lucky Bay, Rossiter Bay, Hellfire Bay, Le Grande Beach, and Thistle Cove. Later we visit Esperance’s very own Stonehenge. (B,D)
    Day 3 We start with a scenic and informative boat cruise to the nature reserve at Woody Island. Later we have free time in town, followed by a leisurely drive around the Great Ocean Drive, stopping at the famous Pink Lake. (B,D)
    Day 4 We explore the Fitzgerald River National Park today, stopping at scenic lookouts to view rugged coastal scenery and numerous wildflowers. We continue to Bremer bay, known for its beautiful beaches, and whale watching between January and April. Hopefully we will get to see some of these creatures of the deep. (B,D)
    Day 5 We head to the farming communities of Katanning and Wagin, where we visit the “Big Ram” and the Wagin historical village. We continue through the towns of Narrogin and Brookton and arrive in Perth later in the afternoon. (B)

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Mt Augustus / Kennedy Range
Sat 04 to Fri 10 May 2019 (7 Days)
$2,030 pp (Seniors $1,980) S/Supp $550
Travel through classic outback territory with the highlight being Mt Augustus, one of the most spectacular monoclines in the world.

Included:

  • Cue
  • Mt Gould Police Station
  • Landor Race Track
  • Lyons River
  • Edney Springs
  • Flintstone Rock
  • Cattle Pool
  • Gascoyne Junction
  • Quobba
  • Kalbarri
  • Day 1 We head north through the Swan Valley, Bindoon and Dalwallinu, spotting wildflowers along the way, then continue to Payne’s Find, Mount Magnet and Cue, our overnight stop. (D)
    Day 2 On to Meekatharra then we take the dirt road to Mt Augustus, stopping at the Murchison River, known for the famous Landor racetrack. Next stop is Mt Gould, site one of WA’s oldest police stations. We continue to our accommodation at Mt Augustus Station, enjoying the changing beauty of Mt Augustus along the way. Dinner by campfire under the stars tonight. (B,D)
    Day 3 Today we explore Mt Augustus, the lovely Lyons River, and Cattle Pool, viewing amazing large river gums and Aboriginal art on the rock.  Later we travel to our sunset viewing area for drinks and nibbles whilst watching the sun go down on Mt Augustus, followed by another campfire dinner. (B,L,D)
    Day 4 We travel the Cobra-Dairy Creek Road to the Kennedy Range, crossing the Gascoyne River and continuing through amazing cliffs and rocky countryside.  We also visit Temple Gorge and Honeycomb Gorge.  (B,L,D)
    Day 5 Today we travel to Carnarvon, visiting the Quobba Blowholes, the Carnarvon lighthouse, jetty, the town and wharf area. (B,D)
    Day 6  We visit the tracking station (set up by NASA to support the Gemini and Apollo space programs), and the OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon. Later we visit White Bluff Lookout, then continue to Kalbarria National Park via the Murchison River. We have stops at Hawks Head and Ross Graham Lookout to take in the scenic gorge views. (B,D)
    Day 7 We visit Bluff Point to view the spectacular coastline, then a stop at the Lynton Convict Settlement site, Northampton and  Geraldton to visit the HMAS Sydney memorial. We continue south, reaching Perth late afternoon.  (B)

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Alice to the Red Centre
Sat 01 to Mon 10 June 2019 (10 Days)
$3,530 pp (Seniors $3,480) S/Supp $680
Discover the spectacular scenery of our Red Centre, and be amazed by the size of our iconic Uluru and the beauty of the nearby Kata Tjuta. Explore historical Alice Springs and the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, and marvel at the Coober Pedy “moonscape”.

Included:

  • Fights Perth—Adelaide/Alice Springs—Perth
  • Wadlata Centre
  • Arid Botanical Gardens
  • Mathew Flinders Lookout
  • Woomera Rocket Range
  • Coober Pedy / Opal Mine Tour
  • Kings Canyon
  • Mount Conner
  • Field of Lights at Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta and Uluru
  • Ross River Homestead
  • Trephina Gorge
  • Honeymoon Gap
  • Simpsons Gap
  • Alice Springs Telegraph Station
  • Anzac Hill
  • Day 1 We begin in Adelaide, home of festivals and food, arts and culture. We visit the Mount Lofty Summit, which provides spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide’s city skyline to the coast.  The peak rises more than 710m above sea level.  Later you can enjoy a ride on “Popeye” on the Torrens River (own expense) for a different look at the city or immerse yourself in the culture of Adelaide’s North Terrace, before being transferred to your accommodation.  (D)
    Day 2 We begin our day by travelling to Port Pirie.  Smelters have been in operation here since 1889, and it became the biggest lead smelter in the world by 1934. We have a town tour then free time to explore this quaint little town, then continue to Port Augusta, situated on the Spencers Gulf.  Whilst here we visit the Wadlata Centre, where you can take a journey back in time learning about South Australia and the Flinders Ranges.  Later you can enjoy a boat cruise to the top of Spencers Gulf (own expense). (B,D)
    Day 3 We start the day by visiting Mathew Flinders Lookout in the Arid Botanical Garden, and then continue on to Lake Gairdner, the largest salt lake in South Australia. We follow the highway to Woomera, famous for its RAAF Woomera Range Complex (a large systems testing range covering an area of approximately 122,000 sq kms). In the afternoon we reach Coober Pedy, our home for two nights. (B,D)
    Day 4 We spend the day in Coober Pedy today. Coober Pedy mines over 92% of Australian opals and you have a chance to buy your very own opal today during our town tour, when you will also find out more about the unique practice of opal mining. In the late afternoon we travel to the breakaways for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles whilst watching a magical sunset. (B)
    Day 5 Travel to Uluru and Kata Tjuta today, visiting Mt Conner and Lake Amadeus along the way, having a stop at  the 1-million acre cattle property at Curtin Springs . We arrive at Yulara where you will have time to visit the town Centre before checking in to our accommodation and enjoying the amazing art installation—Field of Lights at the Rock in the evening. (B)
    Day 6 Today is all about the “Rock” and the “Olgas”.  We enjoy a very information tour with a local guide, before having the opportunity to explore the area and visit the Cultural Centre . You may also fly over both attractions (own expense), before heading back to the “Rock” for a BBQ dinner and a spectacular sunset in the evening. (B,D)
    Day 7 Leaving Yulara today, we continue our journey to Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park. We take a walk into the Gorge, marvelling at its breathtaking 100m high walls. We return to our accommodation, then after settling in we view a beautiful sunset over the Watarrka National Park. (B,L,D) Note: Helicopter flight opportunity over Watarrka National Park (own expense) . (B,L,D)
    Day 8 On to Alice Springs where we visit the historic Telegraph Station and Anzac Hill Lookout before a visit to the stunning Simpson’s Gap, returning via Honeymoon Gap.  Overnight in Alice. (B,D)
    Day 9 Today we visit the amazing Trephina Gorge Nature Park, known for its sheer quartzite cliffs, red river gums and sandy creek bed. Several waterholes attract native wildlife and provide a beautiful setting for visitors. We continue to Ross River Homestead for lunch. The appeal of Ross River lies in the truly remarkable N’Dhala Gorge Nature Park which contains some of the most dramatic and beautiful countryside in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Ross River Resort is the historic Loves Creek Homestead built in 1898 by the pioneering Bloomfield family as a working cattle station. Return to Alice in the afternoon. (B,L,D)
    Day 10 We head to town for some last minute shopping or for a last look around this outback town, before being transported to the airport for our flights home, after an amazing journey to the Red Centre. (B)

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Kimberley Dreaming
Wed 12 to Thu 20 Jun 2019 (9 Days)
$3,680 pp (Seniors $3,630) S/Supp $750
Explore the stunning scenery of Western Australia’s popular Kimberley region. It is bordered on the west by the Indian ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, and on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory. Massive boab trees dotting the landscape, rugged mountain ranges, dramatic gorges, semi-arid savanna and a largely isolated coastline will keep you mesmerized, and the variety of wildlife will keep your cameras clicking. Keep an eye out for crocs!

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  • Flights to and from Perthkimberley, broome, kununurra, lake argyle, el questro, ord river, zebra rock, seniors,seniors tours of australia
  • Helicopter flight over Lake Argyle
  • El Questro Station
  • Emma Gorge
  • Cockburn Ranges
  • Ord River Cruise
  • Durack Homestead
  • Lake Argyle Cruise
  • Zebra Rock Gallery
  • Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge
  • China Wall
  • Flights over Bungle Bungles-optional
  • Day 1  After our flight to Kununurra we begin right away with a visit to the very interesting Zebra Rock Gallery where you can buy some of your very own zebra rock, and try their famous mango smoothie. Later we share drinks and nibbles with fellow passengers before dinner. (D)
    Day 2  Today we travel along the Gibb River Road to Zebedee Hot Springs where we can enjoy a dip in the thermal springs. We continue into El Questro station and have lunch with our fellow passengers, then continue to Emma Gorge  for an afternoon stop before heading back to Kununurra.(B)
    Day 3  You have the opportunity for an early morning flight over the Bungle Bungle Range and Lake Argyle (own expense). After breakfast we enjoy a lovely cruise up the Ord River to Lake Argyle, spotting crocodiles and birdlife along the way. At the dam wall we are met by our driver and taken to the lookout for stunning views of the lake and river. Overnight at Lake Argyle Resort. (B,D)
    Day 4  Sightseeing from the air this morning by helicopter for views over the Lake Argyle area and the Carr Boyd Ranges. We also visit the iconic Durack Homestead, and enjoy a cruise on the lake. (B,D)
    Day 5  We head to Warmun, formerly known as Turkey Creek, for morning tea, then continue on to the town of Halls Creek, our stop for the night.(B,D)
    Day 6  We start with a trip to historic Old Halls Creek, the site of the first gold discovery in WA, then visit the white quartz “China Wall”. Later we enjoy a stop at Mary River for afternoon tea before continuing to Fitzroy Crossing, our stop for the night. (B,D)
    Day 7  Today we travel to Tunnel Creek, made famous by the Aboriginal warrior Jandamarra. Tunnel Creek features a 750-metre tunnel which has worn through the Napier Range. We also visit the 3.5 km Windjana Gorge (spot the freshwater crocodiles)! (B,L,D)
    Day 8  We continue on to Derby today and visit the famous Prison Tree. Derby is also known for its street lined with boab trees. We check out the historic jetty and continue to Broome in time for our evening meal at Cable Beach as the sun goes down. (B,D)
    Day 9  A town tour of Broome, followed by time for shopping, and a quick visit to some surrounding areas before our flights home.(B)

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Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks
Mon 24 to Sun 30 Jun 2019 (7 Days)
$2,990 pp (Seniors $2,940) S/Supp $550
Visit two of the most popular and picturesque national parks in Australia. Kakadu has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 65,000 years and is dual World Heritage-listed for its outstanding natural and cultural values; and Litchfield is home to stunning waterfalls, crystal clear pools, and iconic magnetic termite mounds. A magical place to visit!

Included:

  • Flights Perth-Darwin-Perth
  • Kakadu National park
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Wangi Falls
  • Adelaide River
  • WWII 4RSU Pell Airstrip
  • Yellow Water cruise
  • Bark Hut Inn
  • Day 1 Fly to Darwin via Broome, where you are greeted by your Aussie Redback crew and transferred to your accommodation for a meet and greet over dinner. (D)
    Day 2 We travel to Litchfield National Park, home to several stunning waterfalls that cascade into crystal clear pools (and where you can take a plunge at beautiful Wangi falls). We also visit the incredible Magnetic Termite Mounds, built by thousands of termites. We spend most of the day exploring the park, and tonight we stay in Batchelor. (B,D)
    Day 3 Today we travel to Adelaide River and visit one of Australia’s most famous war cemeteries and heritage listed WWII 4RSU Pell Airstrip. Later we return to bachelor to explore the townsite, visit Butterfly House, and the Batchelor Museum. (B,D)
    Day 4 We visit Kakadu National Park today, the largest national park in Australia, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres (nearly half the size of Switzerland)! This biodiverse nature reserve has wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments, and is home to some 2,000-plant species and wildlife including saltwater crocodiles and flatback turtles. Aboriginal rock paintings dating to prehistoric times can be viewed at sites such as Nourlangie, Nanguluwur and Ubirr. We stay here for two nights. (B,D)
    Day 5 We spend more time in Kakadu today, enjoying a cruise on Yellow Water, spotting crocs, magpie geese, eagles and more. We also visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, learning about Aboriginal culture, then and now. (B)
    Day 6 On to Darwin today, stopping at the iconic Bark Hut Inn on the way (a REAL Aussie Roadhouse with crocodile and buffalo-adorned walls)! We also visit the Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre to experience the 270-degree view of the surrounding wetlands and learn more about the area. Later we hop on board an Adelaide River cruise, where the highlight is the jumping crocodiles!  Return to Darwin in the evening. (B,D)
    Day 7 After a town tour and some free time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Perth. (B)

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Broome / Beagle Bay / Cape Leveque
Mon 15 to Sun 21 July 2019 (7 Days)
$2,850 pp (Seniors $2,800) S/Supp $550
Explore the contrasts of the historical pearling town of Broome with the rugged and beautiful Beagle Bay and Cape Leveque areas.

Included:

  • Flights Perth- Broome-Perth
  • Staircase to the moon
  • Willie Creek Pearl Farm
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • Cygnet Bay / One Arm Point / Kooljaman
  • Malcolm Douglas Croc Farm
  • Pearl Luggers Tour
  • Broome Sunset Dinner
  • Sunset Dolphin Cruise
  • Derby Day Tour / Prison Tree
  • Broome Museum
  • Day 1 Arrive in Broome where you are met by the Aussie Redback Tours team. Time to explore Broome before motel check-in. It’s a full moon tonight so we can see the “staircase to the moon”! (D)
    Day 2 Lots to see and do today, including a tour of Gantheaume Point, Entrance Point, Japanese Cemetery and the Broome Museum, followed by a visit to the 12 Mile Bird Park, which features over 600 birds, 80 different species and 93 aviaries. (B,D)
    Day 3 We visit the Willie Creek Pearl Farm for a unique insight into the process of modern cultured pearl farming, and later we have free time in Broome before a sunset fish and chips dinner. Optional camel ride along Cable Beach (own expense) (B,D)
    Day 4 We visit the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community and see the Sacred Heart Church and its famous pearl shell altar. Later we visit Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on the shores of King Sound, the One Arm Point community, the aquaculture hatchery, and relax on the beach at Kooljaman at Cape Leveque. (B,L,D)
    Day 5 A trip to Malcolm Douglas Croc Farm, then later a dolphin cruise along Gantheaume Point, Reddell Beach, Entrance Point and Roebuck Bay. (B)
    Day 6 We visit Derby which boasts the largest tides in the Southern hemisphere. Explore the town, the jetty, and Derby’s famous prison tree. (B,D)
    Day 7 We visit Pearl Luggers of Broome and learn about 150 years of pearling history in Broome. View some of the last remaining pearling luggers in Broome, and see, touch and hold some of our most valuable pearls and diving artefacts. Visit the markets before your transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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Broome to Cairns – Savannah Way
Tue 25 Jul to Wed 07 Aug 2019 (16 Days)
$4,990 pp (Seniors $4,940) S/Supp $1,100
SPECIAL – Book this tour and Tropical North Queensland, and take $1,000 off the total!

The Savannah Way is Australia’s adventure drive, linking the pearling town of Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley to Cairns in Tropical North Queensland via the natural wonders of Australia’s tropical savannahs and the Northern Territory’s Top End.

Included:

  • Fights Perth – Broome / Cairns – Perth
  • Cable Beach
  • Fitzroy Crossing
  • Geikie Gorge Cruise
  • Halls Creek
  • China Wall
  • Kununurra / Ord River / Lake Argyle
  • Timber Creek Cruise
  • Katherine Hot Springs
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Mataranka
  • Daly Waters Pub
  • Camooweal
  • Cloncurry
  • John Flynn Museum
  • Normanton
  • Karumba
  • Forsayth
  • Undara Lava Caves
  • Mt Surprise
  • Cobbold Gorge Cruise
  • Kuranda
  • Day 1 Today we fly to Broome. After a town tour and motel check-in we enjoy a relaxing evening meal at Cable Beach whilst watching the sun go down. (D)
    Day 2 We travel to Willare Bridge, then Fitzroy Crossing, stopping for boab photos and an afternoon cruise on Geikie Gorge. (B,D) Day 3 On to Halls Creek, site of the first gold discovery in WA.  We see the “China Wall”, a natural vein of sub-vertical white quartz rising to 6m above the surrounding country in places. Overnight. (B,D)
    Day 4 We travel to Warmun for a chance to fly over the Bungle Bungles (own expense).  From here we travel to Kununurra, in the heart of the Kimberley. We visit Zebra Rock Gallery, the Ord River diversion dam and Ivanhoe Crossing. (B,D)
    Day 5 A morning cruise up the Ord River to Lake Argyle, spotting crocodiles and birdlife before reaching the dam wall, which holds back the equivalent of 21 Sydney Harbour waters. Later we stop at a lookout for a stunning view over the lake and Ord River. Tonight, you have time to relax and swim in the Infinity Pool before dinner. (B D)
    Day 6 We cross the border to the Northern Territory, passing through open woodland, grass understory, rocky outcrops, kapok trees and the floodplain of the Victoria River system. Later a sunset cruise on the Victoria River, spotting crocodiles along the way. (B,D)
    Day 7 We continue to Katherine and we take a refreshing dip in the natural thermal springs at Katherine River. (B,L,D)
    Day 8 We start with a breakfast cruise at Nitmiluk Gorge. See mist rising above the smooth water’s surface, hear the wildlife stirring from the night and breathe the crisp clean air in this stunningly beautiful spot.  Later we travel to the famous Mataranka thermal pools and Mataranka Homestead, our home for the night. (B)
    Day 9 We travel to Elsie Station cemetery, then famous Daly Waters Pub. In the past the pub has witnessed murders, shoot outs, and stampeding cattle!  Later we stop at historic Newcastle Waters Station in the Barkly Tablelands.  Overnight Tennant Creek. (B,D)
    Day 10 On to Barkly Homestead, then over the Queensland border to Camooweal to visit the Drovers Camp Heritage Centre. (B,D)
    Day 11 We continue to Mt Isa and Cloncurry via Lake Moondarra. At Cloncurry we visit the John Flynn museum and Mary Kathleen Memorial Park. Sunset drinks and nibbles tonight at the Cloncurry Lookout. (B,D)
    Day 12 On to Normanton today, stopping at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse, arriving in Normanton early afternoon. Later we drive to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria for a fish and chips dinner and one of the most amazing sunsets you will ever see. (B,D)
    Day 13 On to Forsayth today, followed by an afternoon cruise on Cobbold Gorge, Queensland’s youngest gorge. (B,D)
    Day 14 We travel to Mt Surprise and Georgetown, which boasts some of the best gemstone areas, and one of the finest attractions in Queensland – the Ted Elliott Mineral Collection at TerrEstrial. We also visit the Cumberland Chimney (B,D)
    Day 15 We continue to Cairns, stopping for a tour of the Undara Lava Tubes at the Undara National Park on the way. (B,D)
    Day 16 A morning visit to Kuranda, the well-known arts and crafts village in the naturally beautiful rainforest. After shopping and relaxing you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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Tropical North Queensland
Sat 10 to Wed 21 Aug 2019 (12 Days)
$4,990 pp (Seniors $4,940) S/Supp $1,100
SPECIAL – Book this tour and Broome to Cairns, Savannah Way, and take $1,000 off the total!

Starting in Cairns and finishing in Brisbane, this tour takes in some of Australia’s best-known tourist spots. We travel the coast to places such as Port Douglas, Kuranda, Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. Join as for a magical tour of Queensland’s Tropical North.

Included:

  • Fights Perth – Cairns / Brisbane – Perth
  • Cairns
  • Kuranda Railway
  • Kuranda Village
  • Mareeba
  • Lakeland
  • Cooktown
  • Port Douglas
  • Paronella Park
  • Ingham
  • Ayr
  • Bowen
  • Airlie Beach
  • MacKay
  • Rockhampton
  • Bundaberg
  • Maryborough
  • Maroochydore
  • Australia Zoo
  • Brisbane
  • Day 1 Fly to Cairns where you will meet your Aussie Redback Tours team for a transfer to your accommodation. (D)
    Day 2 This morning we take the Scenic Railway through the rainforests and past the spectacular Barron Falls to Kuranda. We enjoy time here browsing the many craft shops and attractions in this quaint village. Later you will have a choice to take the 7.5 km Skyrail Rainforest cableway (own expense) to the bottom of the mountain or return on the coach. (B,D)
    Day 3 We travel to Mareeba today, stopping at the Mareeba museum to learn about the town’s history. Later we stop briefly at the small farming town of Lakeland on our way to Cooktown. (B,D)
    Day 4 Our day starts with an informative tour of Cooktown, located on the Endeavour River on the Cape York Peninsula. Later you have time to visit the James Cook Historical museum before we enjoy a cruise on the river. (B,D)
    Day 5 Today we travel to Port Douglas, named after John Douglas – a former premier of Queensland. We take part in an informative cruise on the Dickson Inlet, through the unspoilt mangrove channels, where you can learn about the surrounding estuarine habitat. Tonight is free for you to explore Cairns. (B)
    Day 6 We travel south to the amazing Paronella Park, built in the 1930’s by Spanish Immigrant Jose Paronella, who brought his dream of building a castle to life.  Everything in the park is powered by Queensland’s first hydro-electric plant. Later we continue to Ingham, a major centre for the sugar cane industry; and then continue to Townsville for a two night stop over. (B,D)
    Day 7 A relaxing day spent in and around Townsville. You will have an opportunity to take the ferry to Magnetic Island, explore Reef HQ – the largest living coral reef aquarium in the world, or simply explore Townsville town. (B,D)
    Day 8 We travel to Ayr on the Burdekin River, then Bowen – which sits in the “dry tropics”.  Later we continue to lovely Airlie Beach – gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. This will be our home for two nights. (B,D)
    Day 9 Today we enjoy a cruise to the islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Sit back, soak up the atmosphere and totally immerse yourself in the location. Later in the day we return to our accommodation and tonight is free time in Airlie Beach. (B)
    Day 10 We travel to Mackay where you will view the world’s largest bulk handling sugar loading terminal. We then head to Rockhampton where we visit the Botanical gardens and step back in time at the Heritage Village, which showcases the rich, colourful history of Rockhampton. You will see vintage vehicles, a hall of clocks, timber cutters camp, a blacksmith shop, homesteads, cottages, and vintage machinery.  (B,D)
    Day 11 An earlier start today. We travel to Bundaberg, visiting the Bundaberg Distillery Co for a guided tour which brings the crafting of rum to life. We also get to sample some of their product. Later we make our way to Brisbane for the night. (B,D)
    Day 12 We spend some time in Brisbane this morning, visiting Mt Coot-tha, site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, before you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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Murray River Cruise (combined art, history, food and nature lovers tour) with Terry Jarvis and the Proud Mary
Sun 13 to Sun 20 Oct 2019 (12 Days)
$4,480 pp (Land only $3,950) S/Supp $1,500 – Non-painters take off $300
This tour has been designed for painters, non-painters, food enthusiasts, and wildlife and nature lovers. Cruise along the glorious Murray River, the longest single river in Australia, on the stylish Proud Mary, painting the magnificent cliffs, birdlife, and water reflections along the way, or just relaxing and soaking up the sights. You will be spoilt with stunning scenery, a professional art tutor, and meals to die for! It doesn’t get much better than this!

Terry Jarvis is one of Australia’s exceptional watercolour Artists. His passion for his craft and his love of the wonderful medium of watercolour is revealed through his varied subject matter ranging from magnificent Australian Scenes, to paintings of his travels in Australia and Europe. He is a much sought after watercolour tutor across the globe and has been a regular tutor at the legendary Bathurst summer and winter schools for the last 6 years.

Included:

  • Flights Perth- Adelaide-Perth (other city departures on request)
  • 5 nights Proud Mary (all meals included whilst on board Proud Mary)
  • Murray River from Murray Bridge to Blanchetown and return
  • 2 nights Hahndorf
  • Visit to Hans Heysen’s home – The Cedars
  • On shore excursions and activities
  • Daily tutoring/painting advice/tips
  • Day 1 After arriving in Adelaide, you are transferred to Murray Bridge to begin your art and nature-lovers cruise. Tonight there’s a pre-dinner drink for everyone to get to know one another, before a delicious hot supper. (D)
    Days 2 – 5 Get those brushes ready! Terry will set up his easel each day and show you how he paints our stunning surroundings. Learn how to capture light, mood, and the beautiful Australian colours. Your subjects will be endless – towering golden cliffs, gentle reflecting waters, a vast array of flora and fauna including plenty of birdlife, and little towns and settlements along the way.  After your lessons, it will be your turn to paint under Terry’s guidance as you continue cruising along the stunning Murray River. Non-painters and painters will also have the opportunity to disembark and visit Murray Aquaculture; take part in a guided land tour learning about the area’s flora and fauna and geology; visit Ngaut Nagut Aboriginal conservation site to see archaeological digs and aboriginal rock art; and view the Murray River’s amazing vista from above. Also included is an evening campfire and singalong on shore, and a Captain’s Dinner on night 5 (includes a complimentary champagne or cocktail, followed by a five-course menu of choice featuring mouth-watering dishes based on modern Australian cuisine. (B,L,D)
    Day 6 Our last day on the Proud Mary with another painting lesson and free painting time, or simply making the most of the surroundings. At 4 pm we tie up at Murray Bridge, say goodbye to our Proud Mary captain and staff, and travel with the Aussie Redback tours team to Hahndorf for a two-night stay. (B,L,D)
    Day 7 We visit Hans Heysen’s studio and home (The Cedars), to learn about this very famous Australian artist, and paint and relax in the gardens. Later we drive to Hahndorf for lunch and a painting session with Terry in the main street. Learn how to simplify buildings and add atmosphere to your scenes. Non-painters can use this time to explore the many unique shops and buildings for last-minute gifts and souvenirs. Tonight we have a “show-and-tell” of our paintings, followed by a farewell dinner together.
    Day 8 Unfortunately all good tours must come to an end and this morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport where we part our ways, taking home lots of lovely memories.

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