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Journeys : Dec10 Jan11
58 December 2010 / January 2011 Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand luxur y coach holiday specialist, is offering you the opportunity to enjoy an amazing stargazer’s experience combined with the scenic beauty of New Zealand, a land blessed with some of the clearest skies in the world. With the first-ever departure on 12 June 2011, the 9-day Astronomy Tour offers the chance to learn more about the fascinating night skies visible from New Zealand, while providing the ideal environment for view ing the Southern Hemisphere’s array of satellites, constellations, planets, moons and celestial objects. Grand Pacific Tours has been fortunate to secure the services of experienced astronomer and space presenter ‘Astro’ Dave Reneke to lead the tour and share his intimate knowledge. With over 40 years’ experience in astronomy and links to some of the world’s leading astronomical institutions, Dave has a unique and interesting way to enlighten your knowledge and engage your awareness of the night skies and beyond. A feature of the tour will be the visit to Tekapo, where astrotourists are f locking to see why this boutique tow nship is seeking approval from UNESCO to be the world’s first World Her itage Starlight Reser ve. The concept of a Starlight Reser ve goes further than the mere protection of the site’s astronomical integrity. It aims to recover and identify existing values related to the night sky, encompassing landscape, nature, opportunities for science, astrotour ism and in general, the vast arena of cultural heritage — tangible and intangible. A unique inclusion of the tour are visits to three observatories throughout New Zealand including the R.F. Joyce Observator y in Chr istchurch, Mt John Obser vatory near Tekapo and Carter Observatory in Wellington. On your final night you’ll enjoy an exclusive dinner at the Carter Observatory in the state-of-the-art full-dome digital theatre. If you have always wanted to learn more about what goes on above, don’t miss this inaugural New Zealand Astronomy Tour. For more information or to receive a full colour brochure contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch on 1300 368 111. Stargazer’s spectacular BONUS OFFERS** New Zealand FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR NEAREST RACT TRAVELWORLD BRANCH ON 1300 368 111 or email@example.com *Prices valid for travel ex HBA/LST and include pre paid taxes from $160, correct at time of print but subject to change and will be confirmed upon final payment. Single supplement available. Price shown is for a cash payment - Credit Card fees of up to 2% will apply. For additional travel arrangements outside this offer service fees may apply. Please ask at time of booking. **Bonus offer is extra night pre tour including dinner & breakfast incorporated in the above itineraries plus NZ Eyewitness Travel Guide when you book on the above tours. One book per household only (RRP $45). No other special offers or discounts apply. Lic No. TAS025 17 DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW ZEALAND TOUR 20 DAY RAIL, CRUISE & COACH HOLIDAY Over $650 pre paid activities & attractions. Offering quality touring at an affordable price, this fully inclusive tour includes 21 of the iconic attractions of the North and South Islands, quality accommodation, five 2 night stays and 32 superb meals. Departs: 4 Feb 2011 Over $1050 pre paid activities & attractions. This fully escorted tour offers five rail journeys plus an EXCLUSIVE overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands. Tour includes deluxe accommodation, seven 2 night stays and 43 superb meals. Departs: 19 Mar 2011 & 30 Mar 2011 $4079* $5279* LUXURY TOURING FROM LUXURY TOURING FROM PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE Contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch: • BURNIE • ULVERSTONE • DEVONPORT • LAUNCESTON • HOBART • GLENORCHY • ROSNY • KINGSTON GRAND PACIFIC TOURS LUXURY COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALISTS
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