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Australia Total Solar Eclipse
November, 2012

The Great Dreamtime Total Eclipse

Australia: Largest island, sixth largest country, and a continent that is also a country. From barren deserts to lush rain forests to the sun-drenched Pacific rim, Australia, offers landscape and wildlife diversity like no other. Experience the Sun’s total eclipse from the Great Barrier Reef! With the choices offered, you may select to visit the Wild West Northern Territory, Aboriginal Red Center and the the lush gardens of the south, or continue to New Zealand or Tasmania. We have divided up our tour offerings into six groups with variations on each group.

The groups are: Boomerang, Hobbit, Indian Pacific, Kangaroo, Oz, and Penguin. Here are the tour options:

tasmania

BOOMERANG with Cairns and Tasmania

November 1 - 15, 2012

Tasmania’s quaint way of life offers charming teahouses and homespun locals along side the island’s notorious prison history. Afterwards fly to the Great Barrier Reef with a day filled with water sports and a day spent in the oldest living rain forest before experiencing the total eclipse.

The Boomerang tour to Tasmania tour may be combined with any of the four options.

tasmania

BOOMERANG with Green Island and Tasmania

November 1 - 15, 2012

Tasmania’s quaint way of life offers charming teahouses and homespun locals along side the island’s notorious prison history. Afterwards fly to the Great Barrier Reef to bask in the luxury of Green Island Resort with a multitude of water sport choices before experiencing the total eclipse. The Tasmania tour may be combined with any of the four options.

new zealand

HOBBIT with Cairns and New Zealand

November 9 - 24, 2012

A full day on the Great Barrier Reef filled with water sports or bask on deck as you float gently on the clear, turquoise waters; adventure into the oldest living rain forest before experiencing the total eclipse. After four nights on the Great Barrier Reef, continue your tour on New Zealand. Begin the journey on the TranzAlpine rail through the Canterbury Plains farmland and the spectacular gorges of the Waimakariri River to Franz Josef. Visit Queenstown before a scenic cruise on the stunning Milford Sound. Gardens, castles, and wildlife from Te Anau to Christchurch complete the journey of the South Island.

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HOBBIT with Green Island and New Zealand

November 9 - 24, 2012

Bask in the luxury of Green Island Resort with a multitude of water sport choices before experiencing the total eclipse. After four nights on the Great Barrier Reef, continue your tour on New Zealand. Begin the journey on the TranzAlpine rail through the Canterbury Plains farmland and the spectacular gorges of the Waimakariri River to Franz Josef. Visit Queenstown before a scenic cruise on the stunning Milford Sound. Gardens, castles, and wildlife from Te Anau to Christchurch complete the journey of the South Island.

Indian Pacific

INDIAN PACIFIC with Cairns: Sydney to Perth via the Indian Pacific Rail

November 9 - 23, 2012

A full day on the Great Barrier reef filled with water sports or bask on deck as you float gently on the clear, turquoise waters; adventure into the oldest living rain forest before experiencing the total eclipse. After four nights in Cairns, spend two nights in cosmopolitan Sydney, board the famous Indian Pacific for a gentle 3-night ride, Gold Service, including all meals, to Perth. Upon arrival in Perth, spend 3-nights with inclusive sightseeing, including the Tree Top Walkway and a full day cruise on the Swan River to the wine region of Western Australia.

Indian Pacific

INDIAN PACIFIC with Green Island: Sydney to Perth via the Indian Pacific Rail

November 9 - 23, 2012

A full day on the Great Barrier reef filled with water sports or bask on deck as you float gently on the clear, turquoise waters; adventure into the oldest living rain forest before experiencing the total eclipse. After four nights in Cairns, spend two nights in cosmopolitan Sydney, board the famous Indian Pacific for a gentle 3-night ride, Gold Service, including all meals, to Perth. Upon arrival in Perth, spend 3-nights with inclusive sightseeing, including the Tree Top Walkway and a full day cruise on the Swan River to the wine region of Western Australia.

ghan train

KANGAROO with Cairns, Darwin, the Ghan, Ayers Rock, and Sydney

November 3 - 15, 2012

A full day on the Great Barrier reef filled with water sports or bask on deck as you float gently on the clear, turquoise waters; adventure into the oldest living rain forest before experiencing the total eclipse. After four nights in Cairns, journey to Australia’s Wild West Northern Territory, where they revel in a tough, maverick image. Darwin is the best place to experience multicultural Australia, where a quarter of the population is Aboriginal. Included is a visit to the Red Centre, one of the world’s most iconic symbols, Ayers Rock (Uluru). No visit is complete to Australia without an overnight on the First Class Ghan and a cruise on the Sydney Harbor.

ghan train

KANGAROO with Green Island, Darwin, the Ghan, Ayers Rock and Sydney

November 3 - 15, 2012

Bask in the luxury of Green Island Resort with a multitude of water sport choices before experiencing the total eclipse. After four nights on the Great Barrier Reef, journey to Australia’s Wild West Northern Territory, where they revel in a tough, maverick image. Darwin is the best place to experience multicultural Australia, where a quarter of the population is Aboriginal. Included is a visit to the Red Centre, one of the world’s most iconic symbols, Ayers Rock (Uluru). No visit is complete to Australia without an overnight on the First Class Ghan train and a cruise on the Sydney Harbor.

Sydney

Oz with Cairns, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Canberra, and Sydney

November 9 - 21, 2012

A full day on the Great Barrier Reef filled with water sports or bask on deck as you float gently on the clear, turquoise waters; adventure into the oldest living rain forest before experiencing the total eclipse. Experience the outback life at an Aboriginal Station at Alice Springs prior to the visit to the Red Centre, one of the world’s most iconic symbols, Ayers Rock (Uluru). Continue south to the Canberra Deep Space complex followed by a visit to the Mt. Stromlo Observatory followed by two nights in cosmopolitan Sydney.

Green Island

OZ with Green Island, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Canberra and Sydney

November 9 - 21, 2012

Bask in the luxury of Green Island Resort with a multitude of water sport choices before experiencing the total eclipse. Experience the outback life at an Aboriginal Station at Alice Springs prior to the visit to the Red Centre, one of the world’s most iconic symbols, Uluru. Continue south to the Canberra Deep Space complex followed by a visit to the Mt. Stromlo Observatory followed by two nights in cosmopolitan Sydney.

melbourne

PENGUIN with Cairns, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Melbourne, and Sydney

November 9 - 21, 2012

A full day on the Great Barrier Reef filled with water sports or bask on deck as you float gently on the clear, turquoise waters; adventure into the oldest living rain forest before experiencing the total eclipse. After four nights on the Great Barrier Reef, journey to the iconic red rock, Uluru. Continue on to the Melbourne capital with an excursion to Phillip Island and a wildlife habitat of koalas, fur seals, birds and fairy penguins before enjoying the cosmopolitan Sydney.

melbourne

PENGUIN with Green Island, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Melbourne, and Sydney

November 9 - 21, 2012

Australia: Largest island, sixth largest country, and a continent that is also a country. From barren deserts to lush rain forests to the sun-drenched Pacific rim, Australia, offers landscape and wildlife diversity like no other. Bask in the luxury of Green Island Resort before journeying to the iconic red rock, Uluru. The highlight from the Melbourne capital is an excursion to Phillip Island and a wildlife habitat of koalas, fur seals, birds and fairy penguins before enjoying the cosmopolitan Sydney.