OUTBACK CONTRASTS
5 Days / 4 Nights

Witnessing the rugged splendour of Australia’s Red Centre is a life-changing experience. On this journey, the majesty of Uluru, Kings Canyon and the soaring West MacDonnell Ranges combine with unique dining experiences under the stars and the outback vibe of Alice Springs.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Under a Desert Moon dining experience at Kings Canyon Resort
• Learn about the traditions and culture of the local Anangu people
• Experience the magic of Uluru and Kata Tjuta sunrise

INCLUDES
• 4 nights’ accommodation
• Meals - 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner with wine, 2 local dining experiences and 1 celebration dinner

ITINERARY
DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS
Your outback Inspiring Journey begins on arrival in Alice Springs. Meet your Journey Director for a visit to the lifesaving outback institution of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, to see how this facility provides medical assistance to those living in remote Australia. Nearby, visit the School of the Air, a crucial service providing education to children living in remote Australian communities. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and Local Dining Experience barbecue dinner around a campfire with your Alice Spring hosts, as the Milky Way lights up the sky.
Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Meals included: Local dining experience

DAY 2 ALICE SPRINGS
This morning visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, and learn how it relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years. Then the stunning landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges take centre stage as you embark on a walk through Simpsons Gap and dramatic Angkerle, which was created over millions of years. The deep red sandstone formation contrasts with the carpet of lush green ferns and gum trees on the valley floor. Later, back in Alice Springs, you’ll have free time to relax by the pool or choose to explore more, at your own pace.
Overnight: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Lunch; Dinner with wine

DAY 3 ALICE SPRINGS - KINGS CANYON
En route to Kings Canyon you’ll travel off-road along the 4WD Mereenie Loop Road, passing Tylers Lookout and Gosses Bluff. On arrival, gaze across the deep chasm at the edge of Kings Canyon as you embark on a 6km rim walk, past the domed ‘Lost City’ and the luscious ‘Garden of Eden’. This evening you’re treated to the unique dining experience, Under a Desert Moon, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the Southern Night sky. The flickering glow of the fire is the perfect accompaniment to sparkling wine and canapés followed by dinner, prepared from fresh produce and ingredients unique to the Australian outback.
Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Lunch; Local Dining Experience

DAY 4 KINGS CANYON - ULURU
Now you’re bound for Uluru. On your way visit Curtin Springs Station, a million-acre property, where you’ll gain insights into the cattle rearing heritage of the Severin family, before kicking back in true Aussie-style at a delicious barbecue lunch. This afternoon enter Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park, experiencing the magnificence of the 36 red conglomerate domes that form Kata Tjuta, and joining your Journey Director for a walk through Walpa Gorge. Later, witness the spectacular changing colours as the sun sets over Uluru, while sipping sparkling wine. This evening toast your holiday with your fellow travellers at a Celebration Dinner at Ilkari Restaurant.
Overnight: Sails in the Desert Hotel
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Lunch; Celebration Dinner

DAY 5 ULURU
Experience a majestic sunrise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru from the fantastic Kata Tjuta dune viewing platform. From here it’s off to the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Take a walk around to the base of Uluru, hearing timeless stories, viewing spectacular rock art, and visiting the culturallysignificant Mutitjulu Waterhole. In the late morning, when your Inspiring Journey comes to an end, you’ll be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight.
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast

PRICE
From $2,750*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for travel on selected departures from April 2019/2020 to September 2019/2020. From price based on travel April 2019 to September 2020. Add an extra $100 per person for travel April 2020 to September 2021. Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 12.30pm into Alice Springs Airport and Day 5 – flights to depart after 1.00pm from Ayers Rock Airport. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes and surcharges. Prices are correct as at August 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

TASMANIA’S FOOTSTEPS & TRAILS
7 Days / 6 Nights

A range of unique cultural, gastronomic and accommodation experiences unfold as you explore this beautiful, historic island. Discover Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), spectacular Bruny Island, the Bay of Fires and glorious Wineglass and Coles Bays on this truly unique journey.

HIGHLIGHTS
• wukalina walk through the Bay of Fires
• Art meets Wine Experience at MONA
• Bruny Island Wildlife Cruise

INCLUDES
• 6 nights’ accommodation
• Meals - 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners with wine, 1 local dining experience and 1 celebration dinner

ITINERARY
DAY 1 LAUNCESTON
On arrival at Launceston Airport you’ll be transferred by private car to your hotel, where you’ll have the opportunity to relax and freshen up before meeting your Journey Director for drinks and canapés at a Welcome Reception.
Overnight: Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston
Meals included: None

DAY 2 THE WUKALINA WALK
This is a two-night Aboriginal-owned and operated guided walk through the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt. William areas, the cultural homeland of the palawa people. The walk is a genuine cultural experience that will deepen your understanding of palawa (a Tasmanian Aboriginal ‘clan’) culture and community history as well as immerse you in the natural, rugged beauty of wukalina and larapuna. Spend one night in absolute comfort in bespoke palawainspired (domed) huts, and one night in the meticulously renovated Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage at larapuna/Bay of Fires. You’ll be accompanied by palawa guides in the footsteps of their traditional people on the cultural homelands of wukalina and larapuna (8kms per day at an easy to moderate pace). Hear palawa creation stories and participate in cultural practices that have been passed down through hundreds of generations.
Overnight: Bespoke accommodation
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Lunch; Dinner with wine

DAY 3 THE WUKALINA WALK
Your wukalina walk continues today through the magnificent natural landscape of the Bay of Fires and Mt. William areas.
Overnight: Bespoke accommodation
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Lunch; Dinner with wine

DAY 4 BAY OF FIRES - FREYCINET
After breakfast, board your vehicle and follow the coast to Coles Bay and Freycinet National Park. The natural beauty of this region, which comprises a peninsula defined by Schouten Island and a granite mountain range known as The Hazards, is quite simply breathtaking. Trails lead up to a lookout for panoramic views over Wineglass Bay, and you’ll also see the secluded coves of Coles, Honeymoon and Sleepy Bays. Views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse stretch over the clear blue waters of the Tasman Sea. After two nights on the trail, check in early to your secluded waterfront accommodation to unwind and rest before enjoying a sumptuous dinner together.
Overnight: Edge of the Bay Resort
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Lunch; Dinner with wine

DAY 5 FREYCINET - HOBART
After a leisurely start this morning, continue to Hobart to the renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) for an all inclusive ‘Art Meets Wine’ experience. Perched on the banks of the River Derwent, MONA is Australia’s largest privately owned gallery and museum. Showcasing the diverse collection of its Tasmanian owner David Walsh, the museum exhibits everything from ancient Egyptian funerary objects and modernist masterpieces to a machine that mimics the human digestive system. Begin your MONA experience by exploring the maze of subterranean galleries, then make your way to the on-site Source restaurant for a lunch of seasonal local produce and wine from the adjacent Moorilla Estate winery. A behind-the-scenes tour of the vineyard, the second-oldest in Tasmania, follows. You’ll be treated to a tasting of ten different Moorilla wines before taking the MONA ROMA ferry to Hobart’s Constitution Dock, where the legendary Sydney to Hobart yacht race concludes each year. From there it’s just a short walk to your accommodation, the 5-star MACq 01 Hotel. The evening is free for you to explore the historic, yet trendy CBD.
Overnight: MACq 01 Hotel
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Local dining experience

DAY 6 BRUNY ISLAND
Enjoy an unforgettable, award-winning cruise experience along Bruny Island’s rugged coastline. Take the ferry across the quiet d’Entrecasteaux Channel to the island, where a morning tea of freshly-baked muffins will be served at a beachside café in Adventure Bay before your cruise departs. Then board your vessel to skirt some of Australia’s highest sea-cliffs, enter deep sea-caves and join in the search for seals, dolphins, sea-birds and even migratory whales. Return to the coast for lunch, and arrive back at your Hobart hotel by sunset, with time to relax before a Celebration Dinner at the Old Wharf Restaurant to toast your journey.
Overnight: MACq 01 Hotel
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Lunch; Celebration dinner

DAY 7 HOBART
Bid farewell to your newfound friends as your inspiring Tasmanian journey concludes. After breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to Hobart Airport for your onward flight.
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast

PRICE
From $4,990*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for travel on selected departures from September 2019/2020 to March 2020/2021. From price based on September 2019 to March 2020. Add an extra $160 per person for travel September 2020 to March 2021. Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Launceston Airport and Day 7 – flights to depart anytime from Hobart Airport. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes and surcharges. Prices are correct as at August 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.

A JOURNEY TO THE WEST
7 Days / 6 Nights

From the renowned vineyards of surfing mecca Margaret River to the endearing native quokkas on Rottnest Island and the laid-back, historic cities of Perth and Fremantle, this Inspiring Journey has much to offer the discerning traveller. Beautiful accommodation along the way adds much to your experience.

HIGHLIGHTS
• An indulgent degustation lunch with matching wines
• Overnight stay on Rottnest Island
• Aboriginal Cultural Experience at Cape Naturaliste

INCLUDES
• 6 nights’ accommodation
• Meals - 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine, 1 local dining experience and 1 celebration dinner

ITINERARY
DAY 1 PERTH
On arrival in the thriving Western Australian capital, take some time to relax or explore independently. You may like to take a stroll to the nearby Swan Bells, a set of 18 bells arrayed in a stunning modernist 82½ metre-high copper and glass campanile. Enjoy canapés and local wines as you get to know your Journey Director and travelling companions at a Welcome Reception this evening at your hotel.
Overnight: InterContinental Perth City Centre
Meals included: None

DAY 2 PERTH
After a leisurely breakfast visit Elizabeth Quay, where the city meets the Swan River, and Yagan Square, one of the city’s most popular community, meeting and celebration places. Then explore beautiful Kings Park, the jewel in the city’s crown. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city further at your own pace. Tonight you’ll dine in Perth’s premier historical, cultural and dining precinct, the State Buildings.
Overnight: InterContinental Perth City Centre
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Dinner with wine

DAY 3 PERTH - MARGARET RIVER
En route to the world-renowned Margaret River wine region today, you’ll discover the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters of Penguin Island in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Cruise Shoalwater Bay’s wildlife sanctuary to see dolphins, penguins, sea lions and a myriad of sea-birds, then journey south to historic Busselton Jetty. Enjoy a walk on the beautifully-restored 150-year-old construction, or ride the small train to the end, 1.8 kilometres from the shore. Check in to your 5-star accommodation set on the turquoise waters of Bunker Bay, and dine at the Other Side of the Moon restaurant, named after one of the popular local surf breaks.
Overnight: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Dinner with wine

DAY 4 MARGARET RIVER
A ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony begins your Indigenous experience at Cape Naturaliste, where a local guide will escort you on a short walk in the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse precinct. See the land through the eyes of an Indigenous custodian, and experience an artefact interpretation and didgeridoo demonstration. Then drive along peaceful vineyard-lined roads to a Margaret River winery and take a guided walk through the vines. A Local Dining Experience follows at a degustation lunch with matching wines. In the afternoon you’ll explore more of the region, and have the opportunity to spend time in the quaint town of Margaret River.
Overnight: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Local dining experience

DAY 5 MARGARET RIVER - ROTTNEST ISLAND
Leaving the rolling wine country behind you, journey up the beautiful southwest coastline towards Fremantle. Board your ferry for the short crossing to magnificent Rottnest Island. The island was separated from the mainland around 7,000 years ago when sea-levels rose, and human artefacts dating back at least 30,000 years have been found there. The sandy beaches, abundant marine life and friendly wildlife on Rottnest will delight you. The endearing quokka, a small kangaroo-like mammal, is native to the island, where all plants and animals are protected by law. Settle in to your eco glamping tent, and watch the sun set this evening from a nearby dune.
Overnight: Pinky's Eco Retreat Rottnest
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Dinner with wine

DAY 6 ROTTNEST ISLAND - FREMANTLE
Wake up to the serenity of this natural paradise and enjoy a leisurely start to the day. Later this morning, take a guided coach tour of some of Rottnest’s most spectacular locations, and learn about the island’s diverse flora, fauna and history. This afternoon, cruise back to seaside Fremantle and, after taking some time to relax at your hotel, meet your fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner.
Overnight: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast; Celebration Dinner

DAY 7 FREMANTLE
Join a local expert guide this morning for a walking tour of historic Fremantle, known for its maritime past and Victorian architecture. Gain unique insights into the past, present and future of the port city, and enjoy its wealth of well-preserved and restored architectural buildings, many of which were convict-built during the colonial era. Your Inspiring Journey comes to an end later this morning when you’re transferred by private car to Perth Airport for your onward flight.
Meals included: Full buffet breakfast

PRICE
From $3,825*

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share, land only and subject to availability at time of booking. Valid for sale until sold out and for travel on selected departures from September 2019/2020 to March 2020/2021. From price based on September 2019 to March 2020. Add an extra $125 per person for travel April 2020 to March 2021. Day 1 – flights to arrive prior to 4.30pm into Perth Airport and Day 7 – flights to depart after 1.00pm (domestic) or 3.00pm (international) from Perth Airport. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised prices. Offers are only available for new bookings and prices are subject to change without notice due to change in fees, taxes and surcharges. Prices are correct as at August 2018. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.