KIWIS, KOALAS & KANGAROOS

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Picton, New Zealand

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4 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating

wildlife

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Picton, Kayak the Queen Charlotte Sounds
The intricate waterways of the Marlborough Sounds create a wonderland for sea kayakers. The Marlborough Sounds consists of 932 miles (1500km) of New Zealand's coastline, so finding a corner to call your own in a sea kayak will not be difficult. The wildlife is testimony to this magnificent environment with seals, dolphins, and penguins a common sight. It is just waiting to be explored - there is no better way than by sea kayak. No previous experience is necessary. All gear is provided though dress for the weather.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, camera, bottled water, a towel, and local currency (NZD).


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

refreshments

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Picton, Knights of the Sky: The Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum
A scenic 30-minute drive through the foothills of the Richmond Range will bring you to the town of Blenheim. Board the miniature railway that runs along the banks of the Taylor River for a 30-minute ride.  The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is home to a stunning collection of World War I aircraft--a blend of faithful replicas and authentic aircraft. Many of the aircraft are on loan to the museum from Hollywood film director, Peter Jackson. The facility presents lifelike displays comprised of a spectacular collection of static and airworthy aircraft. You will step back into an era when aviation was a gentleman’s sport, and marvel at the early aircraft in which the heroes of yesteryear braved the skies. See rare planes such as the Caproni CA 22 (the last one remaining in the world), the Fokker DR1 tri-plane, and the de Havilland DH4. Part of the memorabilia collection includes items from Germany’s fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron). Leaving Omaka, don’t miss the chance to taste gourmet chocolate at the Makana Chocolate Factory. View fine chocolates being handmade and sample the finished products.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a  jacket, camera, and local currency (NZD).


price $149
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2.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

wildlife

boating

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Picton, Scenic Cruising of Queen Charlotte Sounds
Your sightseeing cruise will begin with a short walk from the ship to your catamaran, which features an open deck area, an enclosed salon with large viewing ports, and restrooms. Cruise the waters of Queen Charlotte Sound as your captain recounts the region’s history, from Captain Cook’s visits in the 18th century to tales of pioneer days. Take in views of the sound’s coves, bays, and sandy beaches. The nutrient-rich waters - the sound’s colors range from turquoise to emerald - attract seals, sea birds, and dolphins including common, Bottlenose, and Hector’s dolphins.  Feed the famous pet fish at Double Cove which include Blue Cod, mullet, and also the sneaky paradise ducks. Tea or coffee with light refreshments will be served during the voyage. Your tour will conclude at the Picton Township. Return to the ship via complimentary shuttle service at your leisure.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, camera, and local currency (NZD) or credit card.


price $59
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2 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

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Picton, Seaport Walk
Welcome to Picton--a charming little seaport town, gateway to the Marlborough Sound and the rest of the South Island. Picton has a rich realm of Maori and European history created by its natural environment. Board a shuttle bus for a short ride to Picton township, where you will join a local guide for a 1½-hour, 2-mile walking tour. Walk along the waterfront and shoreline and learn about the history, flora and fauna of the area. Picton was once called Waitohi and, in the early European settlement years, whaling and fishing were its main industries. Today, it is a thriving tourism town. At the marina, see the fishing vessels, pleasure-craft and water taxis; then, pass over the ‘coathanger’ bridge and up to a lookout (about a 10-minute steady incline). Make your way back along the loop track and finish with the flavors of Picton--an ice cream, delicious coffee or refreshment on the waterfront. Return to the ship by shuttle bus.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a camera, and local currency (NZD).


price $59
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

walking

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Picton, Walk the Queen Charlotte Track & Scenic Cruise
This half-day excursion will begin with a boat cruise aboard Sounds Adventure--a large motor launch
Docking at Mistletoe Bay, you’ll enjoy an hour’s guided trek along the Peninsula Loop, an offshoot of the renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Bask in the dappled light filtering through the canopy of native bush and pause to enjoy spectacular coastal views along the way. As you walk, bellbirds, tuis, and other native birds will serenade you. Finally, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee during the slow cruise back to the harbor in Picton.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, shorts or pants recommended, a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring a jacket, camera, bottled water, and local currency (NZD).


price $129
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Lyttlelton, (Christchurch), New Zealand



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Lyttelton, Antarctic Ice & Airforce Wings
Discover how the US and New Zealand have explored Antarctica together since the 1950s and learn about the Kiwis' aviation history at the Air Force Museum. In Christchurch lies a rich and once concealed history of Antarctic exploration and military involvement. Antarctic explorers began sailing from this area in the early 1900s, and since the 1950s Christchurch has been the main staging center for Operation Deep Freeze, the US government's Antarctic project. It's all explained in revealing detail at the International Antarctic Center, a one-of-a-kind with fascinating exhibits, audio-visual shows and even rescued baby penguins. During your self-guided tour, you'll gain a deep insight into the challenges of exploring the frozen frontier and have the opportunity to participate in some interactive activities. Included in your tour ticket is a Hägglund ride, an amazing all-terrain amphibious Antarctic vehicle that’s been built to conquer the rough terrain on the ice. You can also purchase a bite or snack at the café. You’ll visit the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, where the country's aviation history has been preserved. Inside, you'll find dozens of historic aircrafts including the world's only Vickers Vildebeest biplane, aviation barracks dating back to World War I, rare military uniforms and medals. Your guide will show you the highlights of this world-renowned museum and give you the inside stories of the ‘people behind the planes’. Afterwards feel free to wander the Museum at your own pace and view the diverse collection on display.

Please note: Wear comfortable flat shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Bring local currency.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture
Lyttelton, Willowbank Wildlife & Kotane Maori Experience
A wonderful way to start your day is by traveling along through Christchurch to the Willowbank Nature Reserve. Willowbank is a special place which combines native wildlife, conservation and Maori culture.  Your guide will show you a wonderful collection of beautiful birds and animals, including the Kiwi, a flightless nocturnal bird native only to New Zealand and the Kea, the world’s only mountain parrot and one of the most intelligent, cheeky birds you will meet.  Both Birds are considered endangered and very special to the New Zealand people. Willow bank is also home to many other rare species including Kune Kune pigs, Arapawa Island goat & Zebu cattle just to name a few. “Ko Tane” is Maori for “the Garden of Tane” … the god of the forest. You’ll be treated to an interactive Maori Cultural Experience that gives an interesting look into New Zealand History from past to the present day.  First you will be welcomed into the village with a powerful challenge by a fearsome Maori warrior. Your Maori hosts will share their culture and heritage through traditional song and dance. You will not soon forget the sight and sound of the Maori warriors as they perform their famous battle dance, the “haka”. A light lunch in the restaurant can be purchased at your own cost.

Please note: Wear comfortable flat shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Bring local currency, hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, and a warm jacket. Walking is involved in this tour over gravel pathways and wooden bridges.  


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

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Lyttleton, Christchurch Restaurant Tram & Botanical Gardens
Board your motor coach for a 30-minute narrated drive to Christchurch where you will have the chance to experience a unique Christchurch activity which is not to be missed. Enjoy a journey in style through the changing face of Christchurch’s city center on board the beautifully restored heritage restaurant tram, the only one of its kind in New Zealand. Incorporate a delicious morning tea with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage – truly a mix of the old and the new. Your friendly and knowledgeable driver will provide information about the city, its landmarks and local sights. Cathedral Junction, the Gothic-style Arts Centre, the Canterbury Museum and New Regent Street are just some of sights to be seen from the comfort of your tram. Continuing your Christchurch experience, you will join the “Caterpillar,” an electric open-sided trolley bus that will take you on a guided tour through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Admire these wonderfully impressive gardens with their mixture of seasonal colors and array of plant life. You will have the opportunity to view some of the best examples of native and exotic flora in New Zealand as well as New Zealand’s only World Peace Bell. At the end of your guided tour enjoy some free time before re-boarding your coach for the return drive to your ship in Lyttelton.

Please note: Wear comfortable flat shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Bring local currency, hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, and a warm jacket. Order of sites visited may vary.


price $149
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Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Dunedin, City Drive, Olvestron House & Botanical Gardens
Built by David Theomin in 1906 and bequeathed, with all its contents, to the city of Dunedin in 1966, the beautiful 35-room Olveston House is a stunning example of the stately architecture created for the privileged families of Dunedin’s high society. Your tour will provide an intimate glimpse of an era’s elegant lifestyle and the dreams and achievements of the family who lived out its days in this graceful Jacobean-style brick and plaster mansion. Also featured on this intriguing half-day excursion will be the glorious gardens, ponds and meandering paths of the internationally renowned Dunedin Botanic Garden. Let your imagination run wild as you explore New Zealand’s oldest public garden, sited next to New Zealand’s oldest college, the prestigious Otago University. Established in 1863 and extensively enlarged during the early years of the 20th century, this 72-acre oasis forms part of Dunedin’s Town Belt, a circle of green that surrounds the inner city. The lower gardens feature rose and herb plots, a duck pond, band rotunda, Japanese garden and the rippling waters of Lindsay Creek. Split by Lovelock Avenue, a winding public road, the upper gardens are home to the famed Rhododendron Dell, which has graced the southeast corner of the garden from its earliest days. Also found are an African garden, wetlands garden, and small aviary. In addition to your house and garden tour, a narrated scenic drive will showcase expansive views of lovely Otago Harbour and its colorful beach communities plus photo stops at two of the city’s most notable attractions. Visit the Octagon, an 8-sided plaza that forms the core of Dunedin’s imposing business district, and the Dunedin Railway Station, a jewel in New Zealand’s architectural crown.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, and comfortable walking shoes and bring local currency, and your camera. There is no elevator access to Olveston House’s upper stories. Guests with limited mobility may be unable to access these levels and may view a DVD tour of those floors. Photography is not permitted in Olveston House.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

hiking

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Dunedin, Guided Walk to Mount Cargill & the Organ Pipes
Suitable for outdoorsy types, this excursion features a hike on Mount Cargill--the most prominent peak in Dunedin. For a limited few, this hiking adventure will offer a look at the natural wonders of southern New Zealand, for it is home to the amazing Organ Pipes. These are basalt columns, a famous landmark. 
Board a minivan and transfer to the Mount Cargill Walkway, the starting point of your hike. Climb through a forest of secondary growth to be rewarded with views of Otago Harbour, Mihiwaka, Mount Kettle, Blueskin Bay and the Silver Peaks. Head into Mount Cargill’s native bush, containing broadleaf, tree fuchsia, pepperwood, mountain cedar, emergent totara, and many lush ferns.  A highlight of your guided walk will be a stop to see the incredible Organ Pipes--10-million-year-old basalt formations created during the volcanic activity that formed Otago’s harbor. Once past the Organ Pipes, you will notice the vegetation becomes sparser and stunted as you ascend the pathway, which provides ever-expanding views. Wander through manuka, kanuka and dracophyllum scrub, finally emerging at Buttars Peak at an elevation of more than 2,000 feet above sea level. Savor light refreshments as you take in the panoramic views around you, before descending down the same track and returning to the pier.

Please note: Wear good hiking boots or shoes, warm clothing, and bring bottled water, waterproof jacket, day back pack, sun hat, sunglasses, sun block, and a camera. This excursion involves extensive walking over steep and uneven terrain. It is suitable only for guests who are physically fit. Please realistically assess your physical fitness and ability prior to booking. Minimum age is 10 years.


price $159
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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Dunedin, Larnach Castle & City Sights
An orientation drive through Dunedin will introduce you to a well-preserved Victorian city. Soak up the grandeur of its architecture, from the classical ANZ Bank to the buildings surrounding the Octagon, an 8-sided plaza that forms the core of Dunedin's lively business district. Pause for photos of such notable landmarks as the Town Hall, the Municipal Chambers and St Paul's Cathedral, all watched over by the statue of poet Robert Burns.  Center stage on your half-day excursion will be a guided tour of Larnach Castle, beautifully situated in the tranquil countryside. This magnificent neo-Gothic estate was built for William and Eliza Larnach and their six children, and commands the highest point on the Otago Peninsula.  As you explore New Zealand's only castle, your knowledgeable guide will impart stories of William Larnach and his colorful life. You'll hear about the castle's architect, Robert Arthur Larson, whose fame hung upon his previous design for Dunedin's First Church. Learn about the Barker family, who bought the castle as their home in 1967 and have spent more than 40 years restoring it, filling it with original New Zealand period furniture and antiques, and gracing it with a Garden of International Significance.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes and bring local currency. Photography is not permitted inside Larnach Castle.


price $99
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

wildlife

dining

refreshments
Dunedin, Natures Wonders: Wildlife Cruise & Penguins
Discover the unique bird and sea life around the Otago Peninsula from the sea and from a specially designed all-terrain Argo vehicle. Begin with a walk along the pier to board a 55-foot wooden launch with a walk-around deck. It’s a 1.5-hour scenic cruise to Taiaroa Head and you’ll spend time viewing the great albatross--one of the world’s largest birds with a wingspan of up to 10 feet. Watch for fur seals and other species including the little shag, spotted shag, and the pied oystercatcher. A snack of tea, coffee and cookies is served during the cruise. Transfer to the top of the Otago Peninsula to Nature’s Wonder. Enjoy lunch before taking a spectacular tour on board an 8x8-wheel-drive Argo vehicle which heads out off-road over rolling farmland. You will approach a fur seal colony and a yellow-eyed penguin nesting area. See the remains of old gun fortifications dating back to the 1880s. Enter a genuine sheep-shearing shed (barn) for a demonstration of the workings of a real shearing shed. Drive the length of the Otago Peninsula along the Highcliff Road for panoramic views across Otago Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Your tour will end with a brief orientation tour of charming Dunedin city, renowned for its fine Edwardian-era stone buildings.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, and comfortable walking shoes and bring local currency, a light jacket, and your binoculars or camera.Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed.


price $339
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

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Dunedin, Oamaru & Moeraki Boulders
North of Dunedin is a land of enchantment where grand 19th century Victorian buildings sit comfortably next to fun and funky modern art, where cute little penguins, Maori legends, and spectacular vistas all vie for attention. Spend the day surrounded by such beauty with an excursion to Oamaru, a quaint seaside town on the east coast about 90 minutes north of Dunedin.  After boarding your coach you’ll begin your journey north to Oamaru’s historic harbor, the site of the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, a world leading conservation and research facility. Penguins can be seen around the colony mainly at night, but if you’re lucky you may be able to see this nocturnal bird during the day at the “blue wing,” a viewing facility that allows you to look into the top of ten nesting boxes. Then, you’ll drive back into town for a short walking tour of its historic precinct, a 2015 winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Take a step back in time as you stroll past some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed 19th century structures. Amid this noted architecture sits the Steampunk Train. Steampunk, inspired by the writing of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, and in TV shows such as Dr. Who, is a quirky and fun genre of science fiction that features steam-powered technology. You’ll have the option to enjoy lunch (at your own cost), our driver can recommend some local favorites before heading off to your next stop. You’ll continue on to the Otago Coast, a dramatic stretch of coastline through some of the country’s most diverse landscapes.  Then, you’ll stop for a look at the geological wonders known as the Moeraki Boulders. Measuring nine feet in circumference, six feet tall and weighing several tons, the gigantic spherical stones, according to Mâori legend, are the washed-up remains of food baskets from a large canoe that sailed from Hawaii and perished at sea. But the unusual rocks were created about 60 million years ago and are the result of erosion, time and concretion. At the end of your day-long journey, you’ll rejoin your coach for the scenic drive back to your waiting ship.

Please note: Wear weather-appropriate clothing, and comfortable walking shoes and bring local currency, a light jacket, and your camera. Penguin sightings during the day are rare and cannot be guaranteed. Tour may operate in reverse order, is dependent on the weather and tides on the day. The beach walk is 15 minutes each way to view the Moeraki Boulders. All meals are at guest's expense.


price $169
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Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand



1.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Oban, Halfmoon Bay Highlights
Explore Oban Village and its surrounding bays. Join your friendly local guide on a 90-minute tour exploring Oban Village and its surrounding bays. Unspoiled, incredibly beautiful and steeped in stories of Maori legend, Stewart Island is well worth this informative introduction. There will be plenty of time to get off the bus to enjoy the scenery and short walks along the way. Highlights include Rakiura National Park entrance at Lee Bay, Halfmoon, and Horseshoe Bays and views of Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock.

Please note: Wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Bring your camera, local currency and a waterproof jacket.


price $79
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2 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

boating

wildlife

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Oban, Paterson Inlet Cruise
Paterson Inlet is one of the most beautiful harbors in New Zealand. Native forest extends down to the waterline in many places, while the coastline is a rugged mix of rock and sandy beaches. Its pristine condition is evident in the clarity of the water, where it is possible to see the bottom on the harbor, about 33 feet (10 meters) below. Enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet as your local guide provides informative commentary of stunning surrounding scenery. Your cruise will include a visit to the historic whaler’s base at Prices Inlet and the hidden coves and unspoiled beaches of Paterson Inlet. While on board, keep a lookout for fur seals and penguins.

Please note: Wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Bring your camera, local currency, insect repellent, and a waterproof jacket.


price $99
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2.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

sightseeing

boating

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Oban, Stewart Island Pelagic Bird Cruise
On board the chartered vessel, you will cruise out to the Mutton Bird Islands east of Halfmoon Bay to view New Zealand fur seals and a variety of sea birds including Buller's albatross, White-capped albatross, Fiordland crested penguins, Yellow-eyed penguins, Southern skua, several New Zealand shag species, Petrels, Terns, and Sooty Shearwater or Titi/Mutton birds as they are known to local Maori. After viewing the seabirds cruise back in to Paterson Inlet where dolphins often follow the launch up into Big Glory Bay where salmon, mussels and oysters are all farmed in the pristine waters. You will pass Ulva Island, a protected sanctuary for native birds and also visit Whalers Bay at Prices Inlet to view the remains of the former Norwegian Base which flourished for a short time in the 1920's until being closed down in 1932. Some of the Norwegian men married local Stewart Island women and never returned home.

Please note: Wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Bring your camera and a waterproof jacket.


price $115
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

walking

wildlife

essentials
Oban, Ulva Island Guided Walk
Enchanting Ulva Island, just a stone’s throw from Stewart Island, has long been recognized for its special beauty and abundance of birds and plant life. The island is managed by the Department of Conservation as an ‘open sanctuary’ where native birds can be seen at close quarters. Take a ferry ride to the island where your knowledgeable guides will meet you as you step ashore. Commence on your guided walk, which will take you over much of the island. Listen as the guide offers highlights of the rich bird and plant life as well as early Maori and European history. Keep your ears and eyes open for some of New Zealand’s native birds, such as the noisy kaka (forest parrot), the large native kereru wood pigeon whose wings make a distinctive sound almost like a buzz when they are in flight.

Please note: Wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Bring your camera, local currency, insect repellent, bottled water, and a waterproof jacket.


price $89
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Melbourne, Australia



5.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

dining

essentials
Melbourne, Beyond Ordinary: Decadent Wine & Foodie Experience by Helicopter
Indulge in an inspiring day with Ezard @ Levantine Hill. This experience combines helicopter flight with a gastronomic experience and critically acclaimed wines from this exciting Yarra Valley destination. Transfer from the Melbourne city helipad landing in the Yarra Valley at the renowned Ezard @ Levantine Hill. Sample a tasting of five Levantine Hill wines followed by a 5-course degustation lunch and matched wines in the Signature Restaurant. Your tastebuds will be singing with delight as you savor the tastes of local food and premium wines in the chic and stylish Wine Bar restaurant.  You'll find out just why the Yarra Valley has earned its place as one of Australia's premium wine and food districts.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification. Must be 21 to participate in wine tasting.


price $699
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7 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

dining

walking

essentials
Melbourne, Concierge Collection: In the Wild with Kangaroos & Koalas
See the majestic, native Australian animals in the wild on this eco-tour, which showcases the wildlife and wonders of the Australian bush. Your knowledgeable guide will lead this tour with the support of experienced wildlife scouts who ensure you have the best possible sightings of wildlife in the wild. Head across the great Western Plains and into an exclusive open-range sanctuary, set against the beautiful backdrop of the You Yangs Range. You’ll venture into the You Yang Ranges National Park to walk among the gum trees and search for koalas in a natural eucalyptus forest. Spend time on the savannah grasslands and in the bush around billabongs (waterways) in the company of wild kangaroos, emus and many species of birds.  During the visit a picnic lunch will be served under the Australian gum trees.  The wildlife guide will explain the history and recipe for the traditional tea of swagmen. Visit a wild koala study area where research is being carried out into the behavior of these beautiful, charismatic marsupials. Part of your tour cost supports this important research. On short, easy strolls, your guide will share with you the habits and habitats of Australia's gentle wildlife in the unique Australian bush. You'll witness these famous Australian animals going about their daily lives in the wild--a world away from zoos.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the heat and the walk with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.


price $299
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8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

wine

dining

essentials
Melbourne, Concierge Collection: The Best of Yarra Valley
As you leave the suburban limits of busy Melbourne, the undulating hills of the Yarra Valley seem the perfect antidote. The first stop will be the award-winning Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary in the heart of the valley. Set in stunning bush surrounds and specializing in Australia’s unique and diverse native fauna, the sanctuary will delight young and old. It wouldn’t be a trip to the Yarra Valley without indulging in a wine tasting or two, purely for quality control reasons of course! Arriving at TarraWarra Estate feels like a trip to see the Hobbits, with the stone cellar door carved out of the hillside. Visit the impressive art museum and snap the perfect pic at what must surely be one of the most scenic vineyards in the country. The valley is also renowned for its fine winery-based restaurants. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch in picturesque settings of an acclaimed Yarra Valley Restaurant; the perfect point to pause and reflect on your journey so far. From there it’s all down to the impeccable tastes this region has to offer. Explore some of the best loved farm gates and producers of the area. Moving at a pace suitable to the group will determine how many glorious tastes are discovered on the day. Your visit may include such delights as artisanal cheese at Yarra Valley Dairy, bubbles at Domaine Chandon, or perhaps Gin tasting from the Four Pillars Gin distillery.  Please allow for a little flexibility of taste on the day as your experienced driver/guide will lead you to uncover those farm gates and tastings that are in season. Return to the pier having sampled the best the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification. Must be 21 to participate in wine tasting.


price $499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Full Day Private Car with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Full Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1599
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Half Day Private Car with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Half Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $799
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Insiders Melbourne
Melbourne offers magnificent riches for the curious willing to lose themselves in hidden laneways and behind unmarked doors. Benefitting from an insider’s view, uncover unforgettable surprises tucked around every corner. From intricately detailed Victorian arcades to the technicolored graffiti daubed on the brick walls of cobbled Hosier Lane, there’s so much to see and do. Grab an espresso while meandering Melbourne’s cosmopolitan laneways, then duck into cutting-edge art galleries and independent boutiques. Learn fascinating insights about the city’s storied history, from gold rush fever to renegade bushrangers. Admire the impressive dome of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, the oldest surviving example of its kind. Taste the finest the city has to offer while perusing the rich and varied stalls of Queen Victoria Market then be whisked away to the bohemian seaside haven of St Kilda, where anything goes. Snap yourself posing by the iconic bathing boxes of Brighton Beach before your return to the pier.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.’


price $199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Melbourne, Melbourne City Highlights
Enjoy the cosmopolitan city centre by coach as you pass many magnificent buildings, including The Treasury, Parliament House, the Windsor Hotel, the Princess Theatre and the marvelous Gothic buildings on Collins Street. There will be a short pause for a photo stop at the Shrine of Remembrance, one of the most stunning and recognizable landmarks of Melbourne built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I.  Then take to the heights of Melbourne’s tallest attraction, Eureka Skydeck 88 to uncover the city from a whole new perspective.  This magnificent 92-story tower is currently the tallest apartment building in the world.  The fastest lifts in the southern hemisphere will take you from the ground to Level 88 in a mere 40 seconds.  From the Skydeck you will have unparalleled 360 degree views of the city through floor to ceiling glass windows. This is a great way to get an oversight of the whole city sprawled out underneath you. Pass by the Southbank precinct, Melbourne’s waterfront entertainment precinct and enjoy learning the history and heritage of the city from a knowledgeable local guide.

Please note: Be sure to prepare for the tour with flat soled shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, a hat, local currency, bottled water and photo identification.’


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Eden, Australia



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing

wildlife

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Eden, Ben Boyd National Park Coastal Walk
To start your tour travel south to Boyd’s Tower, constructed as a lighthouse in 1847 by an early British entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd. Enjoy spectacular views over Twofold Bay before you start a 2.9 mile (4.6 km) moderate paced coastal walk to Leatherjacket Bay. The coastline is rugged and beautiful with cliffs formed 360 million years ago featuring undulating red rocks and colorful banded sections. An experienced walking guide will be pointing out the interesting flora along the way and you also may see iconic Australian animals such as the swamp wallaby, goanna and wombat. At the end of your hike get rewarded with a morning tea and snacks. Depart Leatherjacket Bay for a short drive on a 4WD track before returning back to the ship. Some short steep sections will be encountered along the way.  

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Layers of clothing are recommended such as light jacket that can be removed.


price $249
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

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Eden, Green Cape Lighthouse Discovery Tour
Discover some of the Wilderness Coast best kept secrets. Travel south through Ben Boyd National Park in the purpose-built all-terrain vehicle. You will travel through lush native forest before making your way into the sandy heathland with low lying grevillea shrubs and heathland grasses. On arrival to Green Cape learn the history and interesting facts about the Lighthouse on a guided tour. You will also have an opportunity to visit Ly-ee-Moon Cemetery, the final resting place of those who were lost in the wreck of the Ly-ee-Moon, a steamer bound from Melbourne to Sydney. You will have a brief stop at the Disaster Bay lookout to enjoy spectacular views of the coastline before continuing through to Bittangabee Bay. During your free time you may explore this safe little bay, visit the old supplies store ruins and the tram line that once ran from here to Green Cape Lighthouse, or take a quick swim in the crystal-clear waters of the bay. After a morning tea re-board your coach and return back to Eden.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water. Guests wanting to swim should prepare with a swimsuit under their clothes, a towel and a change of dry clothes.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Eden, Historic Whaling Station & Boyds Tower
Start your tour with a short sightseeing drive around the coastal town of Eden, then head to Loch Garra, the home of George Davidson and his family and the site of the Davidson Whaling Station. Discover how killer whales helped the Davidson family, check out the historic try-works, where blubber was processed, and learn all about the whaling operation. After a short break for a morning tea re-board the coach for a short drive to Boyd’s Tower, a 75-foot (23-meter)-high lighthouse built in the 1840’s of sandstone shipped from Sydney. Learn about the eccentric entrepreneur Benjamin Boyd, who built Boyd’s Tower. Take a good look at the historic tower to see a missing section displaced by lightning. You can also see Boyd’s name inscribed at the crest. You then will make your way back to the port of Eden, and time permitting you will visit Boyd Town and the Seahorse Inn, the center piece of Benjamin Boyd’s empire, where you can stroll along the foreshore or enjoy a cold beverage (at own expense).

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wine

essentials
Eden, Oyster Farm Tour and Tasting
Start your tour with a brief photo stop at Eden Lookout to enjoy panoramic views over the bay. Next, travel to an oyster farm. Discover the complete Sapphire Coast oyster story on the farm tour. From humble beginnings in 1927, to becoming a national name synonymous with the highest quality oysters, Wheeler's Oyster Farm is a cornerstone in the history of aquaculture on the Sapphire Coast. Learn the history of the Wheeler’s family, meet the farmers and get insider access to their state-of-the-art factory, followed by tasting of prized fresh Sydney Rock Oysters from pristine waters of Merimbula Lake accompanied by free-flowing sparkling wine.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $149
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Eden, Wildlife & Killer Whale Museum
Start your tour at Potoroo Palace, a delightful and friendly non-profit wildlife sanctuary, that showcases many of Australia’s most iconic and threatened wildlife species amidst a peaceful and natural bushland setting. You may choose to navigate through the park on the Potoroo Train. Meet and get up close to potoroos, kangaroos, wombats and koalas, echidnas and many more of Australian favorites. After a morning tea re-board your coach and drive to Killer Whale Museum, where you will get a chance to discover the intriguing story of the unique working relationship between the whalers and killer whales of Twofold Bay. The skeleton of “Old Tom,” the most famous of the killer whales is on display as are artifacts of the shore-based whaling industry which operated in Eden from the early 1800’s through to the 1930’s. After exploring the exhibitions at your own pace your coach will take you on a short journey back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable clothing and flat soled closed-toe walking shoes, and bring local currency, camera, hat, sunglasses, and water.


price $179
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