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When in Alice Springs, your clients will want the best deal available. We can offer just that. . Comfortable accommodation Air-conditioned villa-style accommodation with private verandas set among graceful palms and trailing bougainvillaea. All villas have kitchenette with cooking facilities and utensils. Ensuite bathroom. Colour TV, radio, fridge and tea/ coffee making facilities. Guest laundry available. . Great guest facilities Large pool and tennis court. The Desert Palms Resort is also adjacent to Alice Springs Golf Club. . Centrally located The Desert Palms Resort is close to the famous Todd River, just one kilometre from the centre of Alice Springs and 300 metres from the Convention Centre. . Great rates Only A$ 120 a night: single, twin or double. The Desert Palms Resort Barrett Drive, Alice Springs NT 0871, Australia Fax: + 61/8/8953 4176 Tel: + 61/8/8952 5977 Il Palazzo BOUTIQUE HOTEL In the heart of Cairns City, just minutes to the Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns swimming lagoon, restaurants and shopping. Superbly appointed 1 bedroom, fully self-contained apartments, serviced daily, shady balconies, laundry, airconditioning, in-room safe, hairdryer, lift, undercover security parking, mediterranean pool, bbq, tour desk. 62 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870 Phone: +61 7 4041 2155 Fax: +61 7 4041 2166 .... Visitors can now get into the heart of the stunning Australian Alps on a new guided walk along Victoria’s Great Walhalla Alpine Trail. The alpine walk extends from Mt Baw Baw to the quaint historic township of Walhalla in Gippsland, home to less than 20 permanent residents. The challenging 40-kilometre guided walk follows the fi rst section of the Australian Alps Walking Track, one of the world’s best walks, and travels past snowgum glades, rainforest, patches of wildfl owers and abundant wildlife. Run over two days/three nights, the walk includes two nights’ hotel accommodation and one nights’ camping. Scheduled walks depart with a minimum of two on Sundays from October to April and include all meals and accommodation. New for Kings Canyon Australian Pacifi c Touring is now offering a top-class Northern Territory wilderness experience at Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge, its new Outback property. Almost half-way between Alice Springs and Uluru/Ayers Rock and exclusive to APT, accommodation can be booked for the night or visited as part of eleven APT tours featuring the property. Situated on Kings Creek Station, a fully operational 1800 square kilometre cattle and camel station, the lodge consists of ten deluxe en-suite tented cabins and caters for a maximum of 20 guests. Gourmet meals are served in the stunning surrounds of the Outback at a separate dining facility and outside dining/campfi re area just 50 metres away from the cabins. Self-drive travellers can book a night at Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge, but advance bookings are essential due to limited availability. Tours and attractions Walking the Alpine Trail Thompson River, Walhalla w w w . S E L L I N G D O W N U N D E R . c o m J u l y 2 0 0 7 Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris The ultimate in exclusive wilderness expeditions Northern Australia’s most exciting Aboriginal and wildlife experience The Northern Territory’s remote Arnhemland has been our speciality for more than 30 years. We will take you to some of the most powerful Aboriginal rock art to be found anywhere in Australia and introduce you to some of country’s spectacular wildlife and birdlife. Visitors to this pristine area stay at a well appointed tented safari camp, and superb home-style meals follow the exhilarating 4WD experience through this natural wonderland. Due to the high demand for its seven-night Cape York Cruise, Captain Cook Cruises increased departure dates from nine in 2006 to fourteen in 2007 – and there are still some departures for the season. Remaining departure dates for 2007 are July 20, August 3 and 17, September 14 and 21, October 12 and 19 October, and November 9 and 16. The Cape York Cruise is an adventure that takes guests to distant and remote parts of Tropical North Queensland. It leads to the tropical Great Barrier Reef at the top of Australia and beyond and explores a new and remote destination every day. Highlights include Cape York, Cooktown, exclusive Lizard Island, turtle spotting on Morris Island, Bligh Reef, Torres Strait and Thursday Island. The cruise retraces the voyage Captain James Cook did more than 200 years ago providing a wonderful insight into the exotic beauty of Cape York and the Great Barrier Reef. For the adventurous there is a long list of cruise activities: snorkel over reefs on the edge of the continental shelf; swim in warm tropical lagoons and walk on white sandy beaches on uninhabited islands; join a team of adventure specialists including onboard marine naturalist, dive master, local and indigenous guides and marine pilots and be guided through the reefs, rainforest, history, art and culture of this unique World Heritage region. Cruise rates include all meals, accommodation, guided walks and island treks and onboard facilities including swimming pool, two spa pools, sun deck, sauna and gym; glass-bottomed boat, snorkelling and dive vessels. The M.V. Reef Endeavour has two bars, two lounges and a single-sitting dining saloon; gift shop and guest laundry. Cruise to the top of Australia M.V. Reef Endeavour J u l y 2 0 0 7 w w w . S E L L I N G D O W N U N D E R . c o m 21