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Australia: The Great Dreamtime Total Eclipse

 

November 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. 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. The tour offerings are divided into five groups with variations on each group.

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

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 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. Details and Itinerary.


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. Details and Itinerary.


HOBBIT with Cairns and New Zealand
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 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. Details and Itinerary.


HOBBIT with Green Island and New Zealand
November 9 – 23, 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. Details and Itinerary.


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. Details and Itinerary.


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. Details and Itinerary.


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. Details and Itinerary.


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. Details and Itinerary.


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. Details and Itinerary.


PENGUIN with Green Island, Alice springs, Ayers Rock, Melbourne, 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. After four nights on the Great Barrier Reef, journey to the iconic red rock, Ayers 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. Details and Itinerary.


For a general interest form, and registration, please contact MWT Associates at tours@melitatrips.com or visit their website at www.melitatrips.com

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