Tour: PT - 2013 (PT) - 2013 / 2014

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Great Ocean Road The Great Ocean Road drive is on the bucket lists of many and guaranteed to take your breath away. Unwind as you journey through scenic coastal terrains, viewing the Twelve Apostles and many other magnificent natural wonders. Along the way enjoy an exclusive lunch with magnificent ocean views and country hospitality.

Approximate value: $175 AUD per person

Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour Enjoy a casual stroll, with a passionate guide, through the back streets and beautiful historic lanes and arcades of Melbourne. Discover the architectural highlights, street art, and historical tales. Like many cities throughout the world there are fabulous malls and department stores, but Melbourne has a unique charm that is clearly evident. This tour is about seeing the smaller independant retailers that are often only found in the city. Hiding in basements or in seemingly private buildings are many of the country's emerging creative talents, where one off pieces are not uncommon. Melbourne is thriving with small businesses, and you will be amazed at what they offer - fashion, food, art, music, chocolate, accessories, vintage and more!

Approximate value: $120 AUD per person

Penguins Up Late This evening you can enjoy freshly prepared local fish and chips from the cafe just delicious! Next head down to Summerland Beach to witness a Little Penguin magic. Just as the sun sets over the ocean, the Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle up the beach to their sand dune burrows. These Little Penguins are the smallest of the penguin species and Phillip Island is fortunate enough to be home to the largest colony in the world. From your viewing platform you are placed in the heart of 'penguin central' where a Local Guide is on hand to tell you all about these gorgeous little creatures and their lifestyle.

Approximate value: $160 AUD per person

Yarra Valley Wine Tour A perfect day trip from Melbourne - the Yarra Valley is one of Australia's premium wine regions. With its cool climate, the valley is perfect for high quality grape growing and the area is well known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, and a wide range of varietals. Your small group tour with no more than 10 people is led by an experienced guide who will introduce you to the best the area has to offer. Along the way enjoy stunning scenery and visit a range of boutique wineries that dot the valley including tastings at five of them! A highlight is a stop at Domaine Chandon Winery, where you will sample sparkling wine and a tasting platter with several types of cheese. You will also enjoy an a la carte lunch (with a glass of wine of course!) at one of the wineries.

Approximate value: $185 AUD per person

Ayers Rock Scenic Flight Take in the mysterious grandeur of the Outback on a thirty minute scenic flight. It's no secret that Uluru's beauty is ever changing depending on the angle and time of day in which you view, so why not take a look from high in the sky? During this excursion you'll also get an aerial peek at more than 36 massive rock formations including the famous, Kata Tjuta. The unmistakable beauty of Uluru and its accompanying rock formations is magnified when set against an otherwise flat backdrop providing a horizon extending far beyond your imagination.

Approximate value: $285 AUD per person

Camel Ride To Sunrise Enjoy a peaceful camel ride among the red sand dunes in the cool, clear morning air and watch the sunrise on Uluru. Return to the camel depot for Billy Tea and freshly baked beer bread.

Approximate value: $125 AUD per person

Crocosaurus Cove Bringing together some of the largest Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia & boasting the World's largest display of Australian reptiles, Crocosaurus Cove is a must see attraction allowing visitors a unique, up close and personal view of Australia's iconic Saltwater Crocodiles.

Approximate value: $34 AUD per person

Kakadu National Park 30min Scenic Flight "Only from an aircraft can you appreciate the size, and in a glance the diversity of the landscape, it's as old as 1.6 billion year old eroded sandstone plateau and outliers, yet within meters as recent as 6-8 thousand year old flood plains. View the Archway, Arnhem Land Escarpment's, East Alligator Valley, Mikinj Valley Billabongs and Magela Floodplains.

Approximate value: $147 AUD per person

Daintree Rainforest 4WD Tour Enjoy a full day exploring the Daintree. Cruise along the backwaters for your chance to view crocodiles in their natural habitat before continuing on your guided walk through the rainforest. Later stop at Emmagen Creek for a refreshing swim in a rainforest stream prior to visiting Cape Tribulation for a stroll along the beach.

Approximate value: $205 AUD per person

Great Adventure Green Island & Great Barrier Reef Full Day Upgrade The complete reef and island experience awaits with this exciting cruise. A fast 45 minute catamaran ride will take you to beautiful Green Island to enjoy 2 hours on this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. A day of adventure and discovery continues on the spacious activity platform moored on the majestic Outer Great Barrier Reef. Here you'll have three hours to snorkel (gear included), visit the underwater observatory, take a guided tour or choose from a host of other fun activities to take advantage of the Great Barrier Reef.

Approximate value: $152 AUD per person

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail - Private Excursion This excursion package combines the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway with the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. The Skyrail will take you on an amazing adventure above the World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy. The duration of the Skyrail experience is approximately one and a half hours and includes spending time at the two rainforest mid-stations where you can participate in a Ranger guided boardwalk tour, visit the Rainforest Interpretation Centre or take in the vistas from one of the lookout areas. The famous Kuranda Scenic Railway was built over 100 years ago and winds its way through the tropical mountain ranges between Cairns and Kuranda. This package includes time to explore Kuranda 'The Village in the Rainforest'. There are rainforest walks, markets, cafes, restaurants, and galleries for you to visit.

Approximate value: $120 AUD per person

Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour Your off the beaten track Blue Mountains experience starts with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park (before other tourists arrive) where you can meet all the native Australian animals and feed a kangaroo. Continue on to Blue Mountains National Park and enjoy the stunning views of the remote region. Breath the fresh air during a leisurely 30 minute round trip walk to Wentworth Falls and gaze at the spectacular views over Jamison Valley. Visit Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous Three Sisters. Dine on a two course lunch at the friendly Blackheath Golf Club, then spend the afternoon visiting a unique selection of lookouts including the famous Govetts Leap. Toast to all the beauty with a glass of sparkling wine at Mt. Wilson, and top off the day at the delightful Mt. Tomah Botanic Gardens for sweeping views of Sydney before returning to your hotel.

Approximate value: $208 AUD per person

Hunter Valley Wine & Wildlife Spend the day exploring Hunter Valley whilst being able to enjoy and sample many wines and local cheeses. Also make a stop at a unique wildlife park to meet native Australian animals

Approximate value: $242 AUD per person

Sydney Aquarium & Wildlife World Combo Embark on an amazing underwater journey as you walk through Australia's unique aquatic environments. Get up close to Aussie animals in the heart of Sydney, including koalas, kangaroos and one of the world's largest crocs.

Approximate value: $54 AUD per person

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb The Bridge Climb is a 3 1/2 hour climb where you will ascend 4 ladders to the start of the upper arch, surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney's traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge's outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side and make your descent.

Approximate value: $250 AUD per person

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb The Bridge Climb is a 3 1/2 hour climb where you will ascend 4 ladders to the start of the upper arch, surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney's traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge's outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side and make your descent.

Approximate value: $240 AUD per person

Panorama Evening Take a gondola ride to the summit of Bob's Peak. Enjoy a delicious dinner at Skyline Restaurant while absorbing the surrounding mountain scenery and the lights of Queenstown below.

Approximate value: $84 NZD per person

Queenstown Wine Trail Whether you're a first time taster or a wine connoisseur join us for an introduction to four Queenstown wineries and a tour through an underground wine cave. Your friendly, knowledgeable wine guide and winery personnel will offer insight into the unique growing conditions of Central Otago and their effect on the wines produced in their region.

Approximate value: $169 NZD per person

Safari of the Scenes Explore the magical side of New Zealand and understand why this beautiful country was chosen to portray Middle-earth in the incredibly popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is the perfect tour for those that want the thrills of an off road adventure but also want to discover exciting Lord of the Rings film locations.

Approximate value: $187 NZD per person

Wilderness Safari The Wilderness Safari takes you on a spectacular Jet Boat journey through the Dart's ever-changing braided river system. Awe-inspiring surroundings include breathtaking snow-capped mountains, ancient native forest, waterfalls and glacial valleys frozen in time. Your excursion includes an easy guided walk through the "Heritage Trail" at Paradise, where your knowledgeable guide will enliven your walk with an informative and entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest, the unique flora and fauna, as well as the fascinating Maori and colonial history of the area. You`ll also journey by 4WD coach via a scenic back-road route while hearing stories about the surrounding countryside and stopping to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international films, including "The Lord of the Rings".

Approximate value: $240 NZD per person

Dinner with a New Zealand Family Experience New Zealand's 'kiwi hospitality' and enjoy a traditional 3-course New Zealand meal accompanied by a glass of beer or wine. Enjoy a relaxed evening away from a restaurant or hotel meal. Enjoy intriguing conversation and the unique opportunity to dine with New Zealanders in their home.

Approximate value: $94 NZD per person

Mt Tarawera Volcano Floatplane Fly over Mt.Tarawera's Crater Rift and wonder at the massive destruction caused by the 1886 eruption. Continue south past the Steaming Cliffs and the hot lakes of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

Approximate value: $226 NZD per person

Rotorua Duck Tour Discover Rotorua on a unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure onboard our WWII amphibious vehicle able to travel on land and water

Approximate value: $68 NZD per person