Cruise & Walk in Tasmania
March 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Cruise the sapphire waters of the rugged coast of Tasmania and enjoy coastal walks of outstanding beauty. This tour combines an expedition cruise with walks on some of Tasmania’s best walking tracks. Guided by experienced bush-walkers, you can choose the longer day hikes, the shorter casual walks, or simply stay on board your luxury small ship and enjoy Australian hospitality. Visit the remote beauty of Port Davey, the dolerite columns at Cape Hauy, the blue gum stands at Fortescue Bay, the pink granite peaks of Freycinet and Wineglass Bay, and historic Port Arthur. After the day’s exertions, retire to the Coral Discoverer’s panoramic Explorer bar and delight in the delicious meals. A day in Hobart allows time to visit the outstanding Museum of Old and New Art. This is a walking tour without packing and unpacking for people who want to choose their level of activity each day.

This great video clip will give you a fantastic visual taste of what this tour offers – click here.

MANAGER
John Matheson will be your tour manager. He has worked in the travel industry for over 40 years, the majority of these as a director of Calder & Lawson. He has led many overseas walking tours and has travelled extensively in Australia. He is looking forward to walking and exploring some special ‘off the beaten track places’ in this amazing land. If you have any queries about the tour, give John a call.

TOUR DATES Sunday 8 – Monday 16 March 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced, New Zealand-based Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation in Hobart
  • 7 nights on board Coral Discoverer
  • All meals on board the ship
  • All group transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Walking and sightseeing with local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and other service providers
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel or airport porterage
  • Please note that if you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2% will be charged for Visa or Mastercard.

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Promenade Deck, share twin per person        NZD$8,930
Main Deck, share twin per person                    NZD$8,290
Sole use cabins are extremely limited, and price is available on request. Please contact us if you are interested a single occupancy place on this tour.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 16

 

 

Short Break – Walking in the Red Centre of Australia July 2020

Immerse yourself in this ancient land by experiencing the natural wonders of the Red Centre. This is a land of colour, rich red ochre cliffs and rocky gorges, brilliant green waterholes and the startling white of the ghost gums. At the major sites of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a knowledgeable guide will give in-depth interpretation of these special places. You will also walk in the West MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. With two guides looking after you, you can choose easier or harder options along the way. The basic but comfortable accommodation means you can relax and fully enjoy the colours of this extraordinary landscape. After six days of walking, you will have time to explore Alice Springs and perhaps take a balloon ride before returning home. This short break will give you a real change of scene and respite from the New Zealand winter.

TOUR MANAGER Lindsay Cumberpatch

TOUR DATES Saturday 27 June – Saturday 4 July 2020

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cooked breakfasts, a la carte diners and comprehensive walker’s lunches
  • All group transfers
  • Desert Park and National Park admissions
  • Champagne and wine at sunset at Uluru
  • Pre tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Balloon flight – approximate price is AUD$300

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland or Christchurch
Share twin per person                                        NZD$5,999
Single supplement (limited availability)        NZD$   825

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

 

Cruising the Kimberley from Broome to Darwin
July 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Discover the world’s last, and possibly most pristine wilderness, the remarkable Kimberley, an area covering more than 400,000 square kilometres in North West Australia. Travelling by small ship you will access all the icons of the coast that are inaccessible by road. From towering waterfalls to secluded gorges, imposing rock ridges to wide savannah plains, the breath-taking outback landscapes of the Kimberley provide a unique experience.  See the world’s oldest indigenous rock art and hear legends of Australia’s pioneering past. Nature lovers will revel in the abundance of bird and wildlife in this area.  With two landings most days and the expert local knowledge of the guides, you are assured of making the most of every minute of your journey. Aboard your expedition vessel, which accommodates up to 120 guests in air-conditioned, en-suite cabins, you will travel in total comfort and unrivalled style.

TOUR DATES Sunday 19 – Friday 31 July, 12 nights

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation in Perth with breakfast
  • 10 nights on board the Coral Adventurer
  • All entrance fees, excursions and sightseeing
  • Daily lectures and briefings
  • All meals on the tour
  • Showcase wines, selected beers, juices and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service
  • I nights accommodation at Sydney Airport with breakfast
  • All group transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • Port taxes and government charges
  • Pre-tour material.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel or airport porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland, share twin or double occupancy
Coral Deck Cabin                                NZD$13,755
17 sq m cabin with king size bed or two singles, ensuite with shower, twin portholes

Promenade Deck Stateroom             NZD$14,330
17 sq m cabin with king size bed or two singles, compact ensuite with shower, large picture window

Explorer Deck Balcony Stateroom NZD$16,599
21.4 sq m cabin with king size bed or two singles, ensuite bathroom, private balcony

Sole use cabins are very limited. Please contact us for the single supplement price.

Please note that unlike most of our tours, if you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2% will be charged for Visa or Mastercard.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18