Following its win at the British Travel Awards as the ‘Best Holiday Company to Australasia’ for the second consecutive year, Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, has launched its new 2014-15 brochure, which is packed full of even greater travel choices to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
From trips to the iconic sights of Sydney, the Red Centre, or the fiords of New Zealand, to visiting the untouched beaches of Fiji, the expanded 164 page brochure has something for every holidaymaker looking to explore this unique part of the world.
Getting to Australia and New Zealand is no short jaunt, so a stopover is a great way of breaking up the flight and taking in another destination at the same time.
For 2014-15 the brochure’s worldwide stopover section has increased from 17 to 21 pages, following a 17% year on year increase of customers choosing to stopover. The extended section now features Far East destinations such as Hong Kong and Thailand, as well as the glitz and glamour of California and the Middle East. Prices for stopovers start from £119 per person, based on three nights at the four star Hotel Istana in Kuala Lumpur on a B&B basis (March 2014 departures).
The idyllic South Pacific region also offers more choice than in previous years – French Polynesia has two new resorts on the tranquil island of Moorea – the five star Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa and the four star InterContinental Moorea. South Pacific stopovers are priced from £189 per person for a three night stay at the four star Radisson Plaza Resort in Tahiti (based on March 2014 departures). Visit the northern islands of Fiji with remote resorts, untouched beaches and spectacular coral reefs which have also been expanded in the new brochure, offering an unparalleled level of choice.
For travellers heading to Sydney, Austravel’s extensive programme has a vast selection of holiday choice. The Park Hyatt Sydney is new to the brochure this year – its coveted harbour-front location between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge make this five star hotel the place to stay in the city.
Also new for Austravel in Australia is Queensland’s Lady Elliot Island. The eco-resort, which sits right on the Great Barrier Reef, is perfect for diving and snorkelling to catch a glimpse of the region’s amazing marine life and is just a short flight from Hervey Bay.
New Zealand is also known for its fascinating landscape and culture and this year Austravel is featuring a number of luxury options including the five star Minaret Station in Wanaka. Accessible only by helicopter, guests stay in tented suites which feature hot tubs on private decks.
Special launch offers for Australia lead in at £969 per person, with savings of £160 per couple, for a 14 day Apollo Motorhome hire from Perth, including international flights, giving travellers the chance to explore the city and Western Australia. In New Zealand, a 14 day Apollo Motorhome hire from Auckland is priced from £995 per person, with savings of £240 per couple and including international flights. Both are based on May 2014 departures.
Austravel, offers a great selection of themed holidays– covering everything from wildlife and gourmet to outdoor adventures for those with specific interests. Exploring Australasia alone couldn’t be easier with Austravel – the operator has a full section on car hire, motorhomes and rail journeys, including the famous Ghan in this year’s brochure. For more information on Australasia holidays contact its specialist travel advisors on 0800 988 4834 or visit www.austravel.com.