AUDLEY TRAVEL Audley Travel was established by CraigBurkinshaw with the simple philosophy ofoffering clients the best possible travelexperience. Craig recognised that the only wayof achieving this was to have detailed, in-depthknowledge of each country and its people, andrigorously search out the finest sights, guidesand accommodation. Audley Travel now offers acomprehensive range of programmesthroughout Australia, Asia, Africa, LatinAmerica, New Zealand and the South Pacific.SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGEAND CAREFUL PLANNINGOur Australia specialists have all travelledextensively throughout the country and in somecases have even lived there: you can rely ontheir first-hand knowledge. We also insist thatthey regularly visit Australia, meticulously inspecthotels and keep abreast of all aspects of travel.We believe this approach is unique to Audleyand ultimately ensures that you will have thebest possible travel experience. They have aboundless enthusiasm for Australia and take anhonest 'tell it how it is' approach to planning anitinerary, suggesting sights, selecting hotels anddiscussing the practicalities of travel.TAILOR-MADE TRAVELThe joy of tailor-made travel is that yourcomplete trip is designed around yourrequirements, so you are not tied to the setitinerary of a group. This allows you to exploreyour own interests and select your own style ofaccommodation, backed by our specialist advice.Throughout the brochure you will findsuggested itineraries, designed to be the besttravel options to suit most travellers. They canbe adjusted to accommodate your tastes andinterests, or completely re-planned to matchyour requirements.A JOURNEY TO SUIT YOUYou may wish to travel for all sorts of reasons,whether to explore the culture and history, enjoyspectacular scenery, discover the wildlife orsimply to relax. For many Audley clients it is acombination of all these, while others havemore specialised interests, such as walking,photography or the desire to watch specificsports; we can use our detailed knowledge toplan your ideal itinerary. If you wish to travelwith a group of friends, maybe with a sharedspecial interest, we will be happy to help andcan make all the arrangements. Please call us todiscuss your plans.2DEAR TRAVELLERI thought I knew a great deal about Australia.I'd swum in the warm waters of its Pacificbeaches, enjoyed Sydney by day and by night,and like everyone I was familiar with the sportand barbecue stereotypes. But once ourAustralia team had infected me with theirpassion for the country, I realised what I hadn'tquite grasped until then - that this is a land ofinexhaustible travel opportunities. Twice as large as the EU, with a fraction of thepopulation, most of the country is virtuallyunpopulated and pristine. The national characterof optimism and a 'can do' attitude makestravelling there a real pleasure, whether it'sreflected in ambitious conversions of historicbuildings into wonderful guesthouses or theenthusiasm of an Outback station's owner toshare the wide open spaces of his lands. There's a plethora of travel companies offeringtravel to Australia, many little more than flightand hotel booking services. Our approach is verydifferent, our Australia specialists regularly travelto the continent to track down the mostauthentic experiences and seek out specialplaces to stay that are part of the travelexperience. So whether you are thinking ofgoing 'Down Under' for the first time or areplanning a return trip, we hope this brochurecaptures some of the wonderful places we havepersonally discovered to complement theunmissable sights of Uluru, Sydney Harbour andthe Great Barrier Reef. We look forward to helping you arrange yourtrip.Craig BurkinshawManaging Director
INTRODUCTION3CONTENTSAudley Introduction . . . . . . . . . .2-13New South Wales . . . . . . . . . . .14-21Queensland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-35Great Barrier Reef . . . . . . . .30-35The Northern Territory . . . . . . .36-45The Top End . . . . . . . . . . . .36-41The Red Centre . . . . . . . . . .42-45Western Australia . . . . . . . . . . .46-55Great Rail Journeys . . . . . . . . . .56-57South Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-65Victoria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66-73Tasmania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74-81Flights & Stopovers . . . . . . . . . .82-83WWW.AUDLEYTRAVEL.COMComplementing this brochure is our website,which offers extra information such as exclusiveoffers, travel advice, photographic galleries andtravel ideas. There is also the opportunity toregister to receive our e-news updates, meet ourteam of specialists and submit a detailed on-lineitinerary and quotation request.HOW TO PLAN YOURJOURNEY WITH AUDLEYWe suggest that you read through the brochureto obtain a feel for the wealth of travelpossibilities. Once you have an idea of the typeof trip you want to take, or want some generalguidance, call one of our Australia specialists on01869 276 345. Should you wish to discussyour travel arrangements in person we welcomepersonal visits, although we suggest that you docall in advance. Our offices are located in ruralOxfordshire with easy access from the M40. Ourspecialists will answer any questions you haveand discuss your travel plans and ideas in detail,making suggestions where appropriate. We willthen send you a detailed itinerary complete withmaps, accommodation information, colourphotographs and a price quote. Once you haveread through the itinerary we will refine yourtrip until you are totally satisfied. The bookingprocess starts when we receive your deposit andbooking form, at which point we can confirm allthe services. From start to finish, the sameperson will be handling your travelarrangements: feel free to call them at anytime.