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Cirque Du Soleil and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

We travel to Melbourne for this fabulous 3-day Cirque du Soleil and Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. We spend a day in Docklands at waterfront city, enjoying lunch together as a group and exploring the wonders of Artvo – an interactive gallery of 3D reality defying artworks which allows you to insert yourself into the art work with amazing photographic results. We travel on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel – to gain 360 degree views up to 120m above the ground.

Norfolk Island Experience

We love this place, so we decide to take you back there. The history of the ‘Bounty’, the tranquillity of the island life, the local cuisine, the culture. This tour has highlights at every turn including Colleen McCullough’s gardens, local farm and produce tours, Glass bottom boat cruising on Slaughters Bay plus an abundance of shopping at Sunday Island markets. Seats are limited so get in early as the list of travellers is already growing.We love this place, so we decide to take you back there. The history of the ‘Bounty’, the tranquillity of the island life, the local cuisine, the culture. This tour has highlights at every turn including Colleen McCullough’s gardens, local farm and produce tours, Glass bottom boat cruising on Slaughters Bay plus an abundance of shopping at Sunday Island markets. Seats are limited so get in early as the list of travellers is already growing.

Melbourne International Flower Show with Snowy Hydro and Canberra

Join McDermotts Travel Club on this exciting tour that gives us a variety of gardens, including the State Rose Gardens, a day at the Melbourne Flower Show and time spent at the spectacular Albury Botanical Gardens. Not to mention all other attractions beyond the gardens- we embark on a Werribee Zoo Safari, journey on Puffing Billy Steam Train and explore the Yarra Valley. Then making our way towards Canberra via the Snowy Mountains. Travelling along the Snowy Mountain Highway, we will learn about the area - its hydro power and history in various museums. Overnighting in the scenic Jindabyne, we arrive in Canberra to explore the highlights; from scenic views of Mount Ainslie Lookout, a driving city tour including Parliament House and visiting the Australian War Memorial for the Last Post. This tour is not to be missed.

Far North Qld, Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, Undara Lava Tubes

As the wet season comes to an end in Far North Queensland it is seen as the best time to head there and explore the region. Our tour starts with a day in Cairns and exploring the Kuranda plateau. We will spend a full day out on the Great Barrier Reef with a marine biologist, view the reef from a glass bottom boat, tour in a semi-submersible boat and if you’re up for it, snorkel among the reef sharks and fish. Leaving the reef, we journey further north to Port Douglas for some time to relax on the beach but to also go tropical into Mossman gorge. From Port Douglas we head up and across the Atherton Tableland onto the Undara Lava tubes, the largest and longest lava tubes know on earth, we spend 2 nights here. Leaving Undara we stay at Yungaburra and explore the giant curtain figs, Crater Lakes National Park and enjoy some tea and scones at one of the tea plantations. This is an itinerary full of attractions to see and do and should not be missed

Canada-Rocky Mountaineer Train and Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

This is an incredible once in a lifetime experience to holiday in Canada, including the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, and board the world’s most sought-after cruise - the Alaska Inside Passage. We start with exploring Banff and Jasper from the comfort of the coach, the surface of a lake and the summit of the mountains! We hop on-board the renowned Rocky Mountaineer Train journey for 2 days through the heart of British Columbian Rockies, viewing some of the most stunning scenery on the planet before arriving at Vancouver. In Vancouver you will get to explore the city, its culture, cuisine and meet the loveliest people in this contemporary city. If you aren’t done yet after all these experiences, then you get to join the ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ cruise for the next 7 nights. The cruise hugs the west Canadian coast filtering through fiords and viewing the huge Hubbard glacier and onto the Alaskan coast. You get the opportunity to go ashore in far flung towns of Juneau and Ketchikan before disembarking in Whistler and slowly making hesitant routes to Vancouver airport.

Travel Club Day Tours including Mystery Tours

To find that special day tour you are looking for click on the 'BOOK NOW' button above to scroll though all of the exciting places we will be visiting during the next 12 months. Including:

Bridestowe Lavender Farm

ZOODOO Wildlife Park

Wooden Boat Festival

Hobart Shopping

Parliament House

Wall in the Wilderness

1 and 3 day mystery tours

Plus much much more........

Mainland Mystery tour

We can’t give away too much, but we know you will be rewarded on this interstate mystery tour.

Read further below for some sneaky snippets of what you think you might see and do!!!

Darwin to Broome Explorer- Northern Territory and Western Australia

An exciting way to get to see a part of Northern Australia’s Top End. You, your friends and a group of like-minded explorers who wish to get out and about in a very special region. Take in the sights and history of Darwin before heading south to Jawoyn country and Nitmiluk National Park for a gorgeous cruise on the Katherine river. Leaving the NT we cross the WA border to the famous Kimberley region of the Top End to Lake Argyle and Kununurra the gateway of the area. We get to explore these great places with a sunset cruise and if time allows an option for you to fly over the huge Lake Argyle Diamond mine. At Fitzroy Crossing on our way to Broome we cruise on the croc infested Fitzroy River with some local rangers. Arriving in Broome, the pearl of the north, we explore this out post and all it has to offer and finish the day taking in the sunset on Cable beach

Perth, Margaret River, Albany, Wave Rock and Wildflowers

South West Western Australia is one of those places that should be on every person’s list of ‘where I want to visit’. Flying into Perth we take a cruise on the Swan River and visit Kings Park & the Botanical Gardens along with other attractions. We head south to explore the famous wine region of Margaret River with stop overs at Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton. Visit the Cape Leeuwin region before heading further south to the scenic Albany As we travel from on we get the chance to view the various wildflowers, huge Tingle trees with massive canopies, visit the world renowned Wave Rock and enjoy a walk along the beaches of the South West Coast.

Hugh Jackman Show

Join McDermotts Travel Club on this jam-packed trip highlighting The Hugh Jackman Show at the Rod Laver Arena. The absolute best of Hugh Jackman comes together, fully supported by a live Orchestra, where he performs his Broadway and Film hits on stage within Rod Lave Arena. The Man. The Music. The Show.

We will also visit the Comedy Theatre to see Come From Away. A musical production based on a Canadian town, which became the site of the diverted planes on September 11 and the retelling of the true stories which emerged. We will also visit some of Melbourne’s best attractions and enjoy the varied cuisine on offer.

What People are Saying

Your drivers, were absolutely phenomenal again.They were always more than accommodating and helped us out when the situation meant we had to be flexible and change our plans. We would love to have the same drivers again!

July 2017

I just wanted to send an email to compliment your company for a wonderfultour and a great driver. He was an excellent driver his knowledge of Tasmaniaand every place we went to was outstanding. The way he treated the more elderly was lovely.He mixed well with everyone and his driving on the more difficult roads was exceptional. I would without a doubt recommend your company.

February 2017

"The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards is a once in a lifetime chance to showcase the very best of a region. Showing a warm welcome together with the professional and punctual movement of over 800 guests for dinner was a critical start and end to the event. McDermotts were just a pleasure to deal with and the quality and condition of their coaches is superb. They assisted with clarity on the timelines to pick up from several hotels and deliver all guests promptly. As the event director, I appreciated not only the fact they were experienced and simply took care of the planning of the pickups, but that their drivers delivered to the very highest standard that was remarked upon by guests. I would never hesitate to recommend them "

March 2019

When it comes to professionalism,... When it comes to professionalism, guest care and quality of vehicles, it would be hard to beat McDermott's anywhere in Australia. They were the official ground transporter for the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, bringing guests from multiple locations to the site of the event on time and in comfort. For any conference organiser managing an event in Tasmania or abroad, make sure you consider McDermott's. Superb.

March 2019

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