Wonders of Australia – 5 October – 3 November 2015
I’ve been looking at visiting Australia for several years. In 2012, I opted to visit New Zealand on its own rather than combining it with Australia. The combination options barely touched on each destination and I decided to do each separately so that I could make the most of the visits.
I looked at a number of tours and finally settled on Monograms’ Wonders of Australia. The tour covers Sydney, Cairns, Dawrin, Uluru, Alice Springs and Melbourne and I opted for the extension that included Hobart, Adelaide and Fiji.
Unlike traditional tours in which you are accompanied by a tour guide and travel with the same group of people, Monograms is geared towards people who like a bit more independence. They offer airport transfers, intra-air flights and the services of a local host in several cities that ensured I always had a contact. The tour itself is made up of a string of day tours (included touring and optionals), and as these tours run daily, I could pick any available departure date that worked for me.
In my case, I could pick dates that ensured I was in Fiji on my fiftieth birthday.
All my photos for this tour can be found on my flickr page.