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Bridestowe Lavender Farm
Bay of Fires
Wall in the Wilderness
1 and 3 day mystery tours
Plus much much more........
McDermott's Travel Club have joined with Destination Management Cook Islands, a locally owned and operated Cook Island travel department, to bring you the very best that 5 nights in the Cook Islands can offer. Landing in Rarotonga the main international gateway we are immediately immersed in the islands culture by hitting the local lagoons for viewing through the glass bottom boats, this is typical way of life for Cook Islanders, as their lifestyle and culture hinges on sea life. We explore further into the way of life and culture on day 2 with island touring and in the night we have some locally cooked fare, something that the locals enjoy doing is sharing their love of food with visitors. We take off for a scenic flight to Aitutaki, one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world and stay here for the day just being in awe of that blue colour. Days 4 and 5 is more touring to local places of special significance and culture.
Been there before!
‘Nah you haven't been there before on a tour like this adventure’.
This is a absolute comprehensive North Island to South Island exploration that includes the very best that New Zealand has to offer. The highlights and inclusions are as long as your arm starting when we arrive in Auckland our tour coach captain whisks us off to the ‘city of sails’ and 360 degree views of the city from the sky tower in central downtown. We have the next 5 days to zig zag the North Island doing Rotorua, Hobbiton, Napier Lake Taupo, Hawkes Bay and the capital Wellington. After crossing Cook Strait we arrive to Picton where we then have 9 days to to immerse ourselves into the South island culture and attractions. Taking in Christchurch, the Tranzalpine rail, said to be the best in the world, Fox Glacier, Wanaka, Queenstown and the Jewel of the South islands Milford Sound cruise day.
SO if you think you have been before, think again, join us on this magnificent journey of exquisite scenery and culture
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.
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.
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.
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
This 8 Day adventure will take you to Melbourne to explore the Great
Ocean Road. We make our way via the iconic stops including the
Memorial Arch, Lorne, Apollo Bay, 12 Apostles, Port Campbell and
through to Warrnambool. The tour continues along the coast with visits
to Mount Gambier and its famous Blue Lake & Cave Gardens. We make
continue along the coast towards Mannum where we board the PS
Murray Princess for our 3-day Discovery Cruise. This cruise highlights the
history of the river and its operations, past and present, the wildlife and
surrounding fauna while providing meals, entertainment and guided on
shore walks throughout. After our cruising, we visit the Barossa Valley,
indulging in the local wines and cuisine. We admire Mount Lofty lookout
and the botanical gardens before spending a night in the Adelaide Hills at
Hahndorf. Our final day on tour will conclude with a tour of the city of
Enjoy a combination of glorious Whitsundays and Central Qld outback explorations, starting in Airlie Beach and a sail to Whitehaven beach. Marvel at the white sands and the blue turquoise waters while sitting on deck. Some may not visit Townsville like we do, our local guide takes us on a comprehensive tour of Townsville and surrounds. Leaving the coast we head west to search for dinosaur fossils before settling into Longreach and having an outback spectacular with the Kinnon Family like no other. Wagon riding, campfire cooking, farm touring, it is all action packed here…..we finish the tour with an overnight, sit back and relax train ride through to Brisbane before returning home to Tassie.
A great opportunity to spend some quality time exploring the highlights of Huon Valley and Bruny Island. There is much to see and do, 3 days will not do it the justice it deserves, but it will give us an opportunity to get a good taste of the region. The Huon Valley has much to offer – just 30 minutes from Hobart it is a world away. We pop into visit the Wooden Boat Centre, explore a local cidery, visit the retail site of Margate Train and tour Tasmania’s largest landscaped native garden – at Inverawe gardens. A day will be dedicated to Bruny Island – we take a tour of the island with a local step on guide and explore the highlights as well as some of the lesser known spots also. The last day of the tour will see us make the most of our time in the south of the state and pop in to visit other exciting nearby attractions. This tour was requested! We expect it to book out quickly.
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 then to Kakadu for a cultural immersion, 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
We spend 2 days following a trail of the convicts. Starting with a visit to the Cascades Female Factory and their live interactive performance of Her Story. We enjoy lunch on our way to the Tasman Peninsula and then spend the afternoon exploring the Coal Mines Historic Site – which served as punishment for the worst of the convicts. The ruins of many of these structures still standing on this site. We spend a night at a nearby hotel on the Tasman Peninsula. The following morning, we take a tour of the Port Arthur Historic site and enjoy a Harbour Cruise. On the way home we will enjoy a tour of Ross, to learn about its history of convicts and the history of the area. After a jam packed 2 days of touring, we return you to Launceston where you are filled with a greater understanding of the lifestyle the convicts endured when they first came to Tasmania.
This truly outback spectacular takes us from Adelaide overland to Uluru via Alice Springs. We have plenty of time to explore all there is in this unique and remote part of mainland Australia. We kick off with a city tour of Adelaide before heading off to visit the rugged botanical gardens at Port Augusta and then staying underground at the mining town of Cobber Pedy where the temperature stays a constant 24 degrees all year round. We arrive in Alice Springs taking in the RFDS, Desert park the West Macs and some local aboriginal culture. We head off the beaten track from Alice to Watarrka (Kings Canyon) and spend a night at the resort and some short walks of the gorge. Our last experience is at Uluru and Kata Tjuta where we do some short walks, take in the views from Sunset strip and also do the ‘field of lights’ dinner special. A trip that is memorable will stay with you forever….
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.
"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 "
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.
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!
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.