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AUSTRALIA with New Zealand Option

True Small-Group Tour ~ Discover Off-the-Beaten-Path Australia

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GRAND AUSTRALIA TOUR

15 Days Land Only
$4,699
2011 Departures
May 16, 30
June 13, 27
July 11, 25
Aug 15, 29
Sep 12, 26
Oct 3, 17
Nov 7
Dec 5

Australia Tour: Grand Australia Tour
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Small-Group Australia Tours for Less
Small-Group Australia Tour: Australia Comes To Life on Australia's Great Cities Tour

• Our Hotels are in the Heart of the cities! No Taxi or Shuttles needed to get to heart of the city!
• A True Small-Group® Tour Experience!
• We do not Up-Sell excursions on the tour - ever - admissions are already included!
• Gratuities are always included: tour captain, tour guide, wait staff and driver!
• 7 Full Dinners with regional wine included - Come on and say Gidday!
• 22 Meals including Breakfasts, Welcome Dinner and Farewell Gala Dining Event

This the classic Australia Tour you've been waiting to take! Your journey to Australia is both inspirational and awe-inspiring! We provide indepth Australia Tours with our local guides in Sydney, Melbourne, Ayer's Rock, Uluru in the Outback and Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We invite you to discover our service on your Australia vacation!

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*A Very Special Welcome Letter...

Dear Australia Enthusiast,

QueensLander Tours extends our personal invitation for you to join us on the Grand Australia Tour - it's a tour of a lifetime, and one Australia tour you won’t soon forget.

From the time you arrive Sydney, a very modern metropolis that is welcoming and ready for exploration to the rugged beauty of the Australian Outback, Australia has it all: great cuisine and world-renown wine, sheer beauty and majesty, deep rainforest and arid desert!

Your satisfaction and sense of real discovery is what we consider as priorty with your Australia tour vacation. Please sit back and review our Australia tour itinerary and then let us know how we might be able to help you book your dream Australia Tour Vacation!

~ Mark Story, Program Manager

Everyone travels for different reasons, but my question for you would be
what are you looking for?


And, no matter what the answer to that may be, I can guarantee one thing-this trip can be life changing. To experience another culture, to open your eyes to another part of the world, to step in another's shoes, if even for a few days, it changes you, even if only a little.

 

AUSTRALIA TOUR DETAILS
TOUR DETAILS
- Compare with Other Tour Companies! Includes internal airfare and land portion from Sydney to Cairns!

RESERVATION & PAYMENT TERMS: Air & Land from Sydney: SUPER SAVER: *$4699.00/PP based on Double Occupancy.

Deposit required is $750.00 per person. *Pay by check and receive a 3.5% cash payment discount: Check/Cash: $4199/PP; Credit Card: $4450/PP.

Send deposit and/or payment by check to:
QUEENSLANDER TOURS
3222 GREEN HAVEN CIRCLE
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO 80126 USA

Upon receiving your payment we will send confirmation of your space on the tour and a receipt for your deposit. The final tour payment is due 60 days prior to departure. 60 to 120 days prior to the departure date of your tour, you will be sent your Trip Preparation Packet and Orientation Information. Note: Price published is Cash Discounted - if paying by credit card add 3.5%.

AIR TO LOS ANGELES: Roundtrip airfare from most major cities. Inquire with us for special rates from your HOME city.

STAY LONGER WITH EXTENSIONS:
EXTENSION TO NEW ZEALAND:
New Zealand Explorer | 4-Days Rotorua | $785
includes transfers, hotel, admissions via escorted coach tours; breakfasts and taxes. Inquire Here for Full Details

TOUR INCLUSIONS AND CONDITIONS:
Services of a full-time, experienced guides. Round trip economy airfare from Los Angeles via QANTAS or AIR NEW ZEALAND or other airline of Tour Operator's choosing. Meals and other services are included on this 14 hour international flight. Your tour captains will be on hand to ensure your needs are met while in-flight and the QANTAS flight crew is unbeatable. Airport departure taxes, customs and security fees, including Australian International Departure tax. Superior first-class and luxury-class hotels throughout Australia), based on double occupancy. Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary via private deluxe motorcoach with experienced, local driver. Full, hot breakfast daily; lunches and dinners included per itinerary. Admission & entrance fees to all sightseeing as detailed per itinerary. Round trip airport/hotel transfers and porterage (one suitcase per person). All tipping (driver, restaurant, hotel and guide staff). Queenslander International flight bag and luggage tags.

NOT INCLUDED: Single Supplement - $USD1625.00. Australian Visa (see Tour Conditions).

Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs' regulations. Queenslander associates or staff may not change the terms under which you agreed via payment of tickets or other travel documents. Tickets must be purchased 60 days prior to departure. If you cancel or change your reservation for any reason after purchase of ticket, a cancellation fee of 100% of the ticket price will be charged by the airline.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS: Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded room with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and at an additional cost (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). Hotels used are Superior First Class and Luxury Class categories.

MEALS AND BEVERAGES: Full, hot breakfast daily. Lunches and dinner included per itinerary. Coffee or tea included with breakfast only; all other beverages are extra.

BAGGAGE HANDLING: A maximum of two bags per person with a combined length, width and height of 106 inches (economy class) and 124 inches (first class), provided no bag exceeds 62 inches; plus "under seat" baggage, with total dimensions of 45 inches. A free weight allowance of 44 lbs. (economy class) and 66 lbs. (first class) applies. Excess baggage will be charged at the established rates. However, due to limited motor coach capacity we urge our tour members to carry only one bag per person. Porterage for this bag is included in the tour price. If a second piece of luggage is carried, an additional fee will be collected at the time of handling. Excess baggage charges from the airlines and motor coaches are the passenger's responsibility.

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: All departure taxes and tipping are included. INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, QUEENSLANDER INTERNATIONAL is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. Additional information and application forms for these types of coverage will be supplied you prior to departure.

PASSPORTS: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office. VISAS: As of June 1998, a visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) is required for entry into Australia. A visa is not required for entry into New Zealand. Information and instructions for applying for a visa or ETA will be provided to tour participants in ample time prior to departure. Any fees for visas, ETA's, or handling has not been included in the tour price.

 



Let’s start in Sydney…Gateway to the Land Down Under...

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart Los Angeles International (LAX)
Arrive Los Angeles Int'l Airport. Queenslander guides will meet you at your arrival gate in Sydney for transfer to group orientation at LAX if we arrange your aifare. Group check-in QANTAS or AIR NEW ZEALAND flight at 8:15 p.m. for departure to Sydney at 10:15 p.m.

Day 2 - Cross the International Dateline.
This day will be "lost" as we cross the International Dateline. We will regain this day on our return.

Day 3- Sydney | Harbour Walkabout
BLD. Arrival into Sydney and transfer to our hotels (see hotel classifications in column to left). After check-in, join your guide for a walkabout of the Circular Quay and historic Rocks district. Your guides are knowledgeable on local customs, history and shoppes! The historic Rocks district comes alive as you walk where the original Sydney settlers and convicts walked. For lunch, we board our catamaran from Sail Ventures for a delightful harbor cruise. Enjoy a delicious Australian smorgasbord while sailing. The harbor provides incredible views of the Opera House, the Prime Minister's residence, and more.

Day 4 - Sydney | Blue Mountains Optional Excursion

BLD.  Today enjoy a drive with sights to the Blue Mountains around Sydney. Stunning and at times breathtaking views of the natural raw beauty that is Australia or explore Sydney on your own.

Day 5 - Sydney | Free Day
B. Today enjoy Sydney on your own or opt for an excursion.

Day 6 - Sydney to Melbourne
BD. This morning after a hearty breakfast, we're off to Melbourne. Welcome to cosmopolitan Melbourne and gateway to the Yarra Valley wine region. Upon arrival, check in to our hotel, freshen up and enjoy an afternoon walkabout. Tonight, enjoy dinner together.

Day 7 - Melbourne | Parliament to Penguins
B. After breakfast, we enjoy sightseeing to Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance - which honors Australia’s war heroes. We will visit the exotic Fitzroy Gardens. If Opals are your thing, then you're in store for a treat as we visit a nearby opal company that will highlight how they are mined. We travel to Phillip Island to see the world-famous Penguin Parade.

Day 8 - Melbourne | Free Day
B. Full day for you to explore on your own. Perhaps a visit to the Yarra Valley wineries is an option.

Day 9 - Melbourne to the Outback | Ayer's Rock/Uluru
BD.  Morning departure for Ayer's Rock and the Australian Outback. Arrive early afternoon and transfer to our deluxe hotel, Sails in the Desert, located in the heart of Ayer's Rock Resort. Time this afternoon to freshen up and take an arvo's rest. At dusk we'll head for the Red Center for a spectacular evening under the stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence restaurant where we'll dine on gourmet Australian barbecue of Australian delicacies and then sit back and take in the mystery of the Australian Outback.

Day 10 - Sunrise at the Rock | Uluru
BD.  This morning you have an option of climbing the Rock or watching an impressive display of color as the sun rises! It's a brisk morning but well worth it to experience Ayer's Rock up close. After our time at the rock, we are lead in a walkabout around a part of the base of the rock. Afternoon we hop over to the coast to prepare for the Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Far North Queensland! Arrive our hotel and freshen up before dinner together.

Day 11 - Cairns | Kuranda | Tjapukai
BD. Welcome to Cairns, where the rainforest meets the reef. Today we're off to experience the contrast of this region's oldest and most unique picturesque railway via Kuranda Railways. Enjoy the shops of Kuranda and the Saturday Market for great savings on Australiana. Afterwards we take the SkyRail gondola for incredible treetop views of the rainforest (is that the ocean in the distance?) to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culural Park located at the base of the mountain by the Caravonica Lakes; where we learn in-depth about the native Australians. Late afternoon return and we're back at our hotel. Join the tour family for dinner at the Silver Dragon.

Day 12 - Great Barrier Reef
B.  Morning worship is an option for you. Early morning worship assembly and then we're off to see the Great Barrier Reef up close! Today enjoy a full-day tour of the Great Barrier Reef - complete with glass bottom boats and snorkeling - get this close to the technicolor banks of coral reef teeming with tropical fish. This experience is one which makes a lasting impression on Queenslander patrons - if at all possible, you must try snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef - all Queenslander guides are American Red Cross certified lifeguards - so there's 'no worries, mate!

Day 13 - Free Day | At Your Leisure

B. Enjoy a Free Day at your leisure.

Day 14 - Port Douglas Day Tour
BD. This morning join your Tour Captain for a leisurely drive northward to Port Douglas. Enjoy Far North Tropical Queensland. Lunch on our own, ample opportunity for photography, beautiful ocean drive. Return mid to late afternoon. Freshen up and join the tour family in the lobby for transfer to our Farewell Gala.

Day 15 - Extend your stay in Australia or visit New Zealand | Or return to the states and cross the International Dateline and arrive home same day.
B.
***Tour Ends***

To reach us by telephone, call toll free 1-877-865-6711
QueensLander | 3222 Green Haven Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

I believe you'll find our Australia Tour one of the finest available. I look forward to traveling with you down unda soon!

Regards!

Mark Story -
You can ask me any question about Australia, this tour or any vacation you're planning to take to Australia by calling or email:
1 (877) 865-6711
Mark@QLTours.com



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WHY QUEENSLANDER FOR AUSTRALIA TOURING?

• Small Groups: 24 or less!

• Hotels in Center: Not on the outskirts of town!

• We Never Upsell while On Tour!

• Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurants throughout! Small, authentic restaurants that fit our group size. Not those the big companies use.

QueensLander's Australia Tour presents Sydney, Outback, Ayer's Rock, Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef and Cairns on this epic Australia Tour Package. Australia tours are among the most popular ways to vacation down under! At QueensLander Tours, we offer hosted Australian tours with a tour captain who provides you with world-class service throughout the tour. Our namesake for our tour operator comes from the state of Queensland, Australia. We proudly feature professional tour captains who utilize their vast knowledge of Australia with you, our clients. Many Australian tours offer vacations in Australia but only QueensLander Tours features true small group tours and vacations throughout the land down under Australia. Other tours visit only Australia, with well-rounded itineraries that include major destinations. QueensLander's Australia tours include visits to national wildlife refuges and parks. Australia travel itineraries allow for excursions to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkeling, scuba diving or sailing. Australia travel packages also show you world-famous natural sights like Ayers Rock, a massive monolith of 36 red-rock domes. On Australia tours that visit Ayers Rock also known as Uluru to the Aboriginal people, you can climb to the top or, if you prefer, stay at the base and hear stories of the interesting Aboriginal history and myths. QueensLander's Australia tours explore cities including Melbourne and Sydney. In Melbourne, Australia vacation packages might take in Melbourne University, the Parliament House or the Queen Victoria Market. Stop in a restaurant for a meal with the locals, a nice addition to Australia travel packages. Some Australia luxury vacations might feature an included dinner at one of Melbourne's top restaurants. Sydney and its world-famous Opera House are key sights on Australia vacations. A cruise of Sydney Harbor is included on some Australia travel packages, giving travelers a picturesque view of that great city. Australia beckons you to explore her long, winding shorelines from the 12 Apostles rock formation to the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Ocean Road and the Western Coast. And don't forget Sydney and her many awesome sites like the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Technicolor fish and underwater life spring into focus on the Queenslander snorkeling expedition or if you prefer the dry, then it's safely aboard a glass-bottom viewing boat to see the same incredible sealife. An exciting itinerary, which combines quality hotel properties, entertaining activities, awesome natural wonders, and knowledgeable guides, provides the very best touring experience available.