We have some journeys to escape the cold.  Or if you're thinking about Christmas and the New Year, what about a River cruise down the Danube, taking in the Christmas Markets.  We think you'll find something to interest you in this months Newsletter.
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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo

One&Only Hayman Island

One&Only Hayman Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia’s iconic private island resort opening July 2014 is located off the coast of Queensland, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, beyond verdant cliffs reaching into endless sky.  Read more
Opening Offer Save 25%
when you book by 31 July 2014
For travel between 1 July - 30 September 2014
Peta Mathias

Peta Mathias Inaugural New Zealand Tour

Join Peta Mathias for her inaugural New Zealand tour in February 2015. New Zealand produces some of the best wine in the world but you may not know about the sophisticated, clean, beautifully cooked food and produce. Read more
Cruising with SeaDream


SeaDream – “it’s yachting not cruising” 
There is still time to book your cruise for 2014.  Have a look at SeaDreams Wine Cruises and Mediterranean Cruises.
Try Cruising through Christmas and New Year
Abercrombie and Kent have two fabulous River cruises to offer Christmas River Cruise along the Danube and Christmas markets along the Danube.  
Christmas and New Year cruises with P&O Australia, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises & Carnival   Read more

Introducing New Savings for Solos and Groups on Select 2014-15 Antarctica Cruises with Abercrombie and kent – Contact us for full details
Lindblad National Geographic Expeditions – Exploring the Coral Sea: Papua New Guinea to Fiji.  Reefs, Lagoons, Volcanic Isles: Fiji to Tahiti or their new exploration cruise Spice Island Adventure: Bali to the Great Barrier Reef.  These are some of the great exploration cruises that Lindblad National Geographic Expeditions have to offer.  Contact us for full details on all their cruises.

Welcome back Insignia – Oceania cruises - Following a two-year charter and an extensive dry dock, Insignia has returned home with more style and elegance than ever before as the first of three sister ships from Oceania Cruises to undergo a massive $50 million dollar refurbishment. This September, join the renovated Insignia for 12 relaxing nights exploring Continental Europe and the British Isles. 

Oceania Cruises are offering Free upgrade & prestige select drinks packages with US$59.95 per guest, per day.  Fares from US$4595 per guest, twin share.  US$200 Shipboard Credit per stateroom. With over 20 sailings on offer.  Sale ends 30 June 2014. T&C’s apply  Contact us for full details and availability.
Island Escape’s luxury small ship, Island Passage, has returned to Vanuatu, the beautiful islands they call home from May to September.  Offering fantastic itineraries for everyone exploring Vanuatu.  Contact us for full details.

Singapore Grand Prix 2014

Singapore Airlines have released their all-inclusive 4 day, 3 night packages to the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix held in September 2014.
Singapore Airlines Economy Class fares from $1443, Business Class fare from $1603 and First Class fare $6251 plus Accommodation Package at Peninsula Excelsior from $880 (pp twin-share).
Fares only available when booking the F1 Singapore Grand Prix Package.  T&C’s apply
Contact us for more information and availability.
Hawaiian Airlines


We’re expecting a great deal of interest in the London iconic, grand hotel, Claridges, stimulated by the recently aired 3 part series “Inside Claridges”.  Whether you would like a short stay or long stay, or perhaps you would just like to enjoy High Tea, to receive the now famous Claridge’s service, let us make this happen.  If you have any specific requirements for your stay we’ll be happy to ask on your behalf, even if it’s a whole new bathroom refit and a shocking pink room.  We can just ask!


Cheval Harrington Court, London

Opening 4 June 2014.  Situated in the heart of South Kensington.  Offering one, two or three bedroom apartments for short or extended stays.  These 4 star residences with 5 star service, 24 hour concierge, maid service and onsite management.  Well worth considering for your London visit.
Contact us when booking your London travel and we can check availability and rates for you.


World Journeys introduce the newly opened Dhow Suites at Zarafa Camp, which has won the  "Best Safari House in Botswana" at 2014 Safari Guide Awards

Dhow Suites, One of Africa's largest private tented suites ever, takes the safari experience to a new level. Read more...


The Team

Kerry Graham
Clinton Sangster
Shirley Watson
Sandra Barclay-Graham
Vicki Patterson

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World Journeys Hosted Tours

World Journeys - Hosted Tours to amazing destinations

World Journeys have an amazing selection of journeys.  Whether a private itinerary tailor-made for you or one of their hosted journeys we highly recommend World Journeys.  Read more

Abercrombie & Kent

Meet A&K's Founder on a Voyage Around the World.
Designed by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent, Around the World by Private Jet: Islands, Savannahs & the Amazon combines some his favorite destinations with exotic locales few travellers ever visit. Read more

Singapore Airlines Special

Singapore Airlines are offering special Business Class Fares for travel 1 June – 30 November 2014 to selected destinations.  T&C’s apply   Contact us for full details and rates.

Hightail it to Highgrove with the Ritz London

The gardens at Highgrove are the most imaginative and inspired gardens of our time.  The Ritz London has a long standing association with His Royal Highness and in 2002 was the first hotel in the world to be awarded a Royal Warrant.  
The Hightail it to Highgrove package from Sunday 3rd August includes:
• Two nights’ accommodation at The   Ritz London
• English Breakfast each morning
• Champagne and canapés at The       Ritz on Sunday evening
• Coach transfer to Highgrove and       return to London
• Private tour and lunch at Highgrove
• Dinner in The Ritz Restaurant on     Monday evening
Priced from £2,660, inclusive of value added tax, for two persons sharing a double or twin room. 
Air NZ 787-9

Air New Zealand News

The first of Air New Zealand’s 10 Boeing 787-9’s is going through the final delivery process.  The Boeing 787-9 will be flying travelers initially from Auckland to Perth from 15 October 2014, followed by Shanghai and Tokyo by the end of 2014 with further routes available from 2015 onwards.
Elite, Gold and Koru members are now able to access Air China’s new lounge when flying on Air New Zealand flights from Shanghai to Auckland.  At 3400sqm, it’s the biggest lounge in China and is fully equipped with a dedicated dining area, bar area, sleeping room and shower room.
Le garde-manger, French Creperie

Restaurant Recommendations 

Le garde-manger , French Creperie and Café 
466 Queen Street, Auckland,
New Zealand
(09) 362 0655

193 Symonds Street, Auckland,
New Zealand
(09) 3778537

Pony - The Rocks
Cnr Kendall and Argle Streets
The Rocks
Sydney, NSW, Australia
+61 2 9252  7797



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