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Border update 04/01/2021

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NSW:
From 23/12/2020: Other than the Northern Beaches, there are no restrictions for people travelling to or from regional or rural NSW, or other areas of NSW.

Conclusion: Travel to New South Wales is currently GOOD TO GO from all states except South Australia.

VIC:
From 31/12/2020: Travel to Victoria is possible from all states except New South Wales. If you have been in a New South Wales Hot Spot in the last 14 days, you cannot enter Victoria, except for specific exemptions.

Conclusion: Travel to Victoria is GOOD TO GO unless you are travelling from NSW.

QLD:
From 21/12/2020: The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Currently specific parts of New South Wales are: hotspots.

Anyone travelling to Queensland who has been in NSW at any time since 1am Friday 11 December must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before they enter Queensland.

C19 Hotspots (QLD)

Conclusion: Travel to Queensland is GOOD TO GO providing you are not travelling from a declared hotspot.

WA:
From 01/01/2021: Interstate and international arrivals need to complete a G2G PASS declaration to enter WA. You will not be required to quarantine if you are travelling from TAS, SA, QLD, ACT or NT. Travellers from medium risk states and territories (VIC & NSW) are not permitted to enter unless exempt.

Conclusion: Travel to Western Australia is GOOD TO GO provided you are not travelling from any medium or high risk states including VIC and NSW.

SA:
From 01/01/2021: Anyone planning travel to SA must complete a Cross Border Travel Registration. People arriving directly from ACT, SA, NT, QLD, TAS and WA are able to travel without restriction. If you are planning travel to SA, aim to complete the registration form at least 14 days before you leave, regardless of where your travel begins. Only essential travellers can enter South Australia from NSW.

Conclusion: Travel to SA is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not from NSW.

TAS:
From 02/01/2021: Travellers from low-risk areas being ACT, NSW (excluding the Greater Sydney Region and high-risk premises and area), NT, QLD, VIC, WA, & NZ can register via the ‘Tas e-Travel’ system within 72 hours prior to arrival. Travellers who have only spent time in low-risk areas in the 14 days prior to arrival in Tasmania are not required to quarantine upon arrival.

Travellers who have spent time (during the 14 days before arriving in Tasmania) in the Greater Sydney Region and high-risk premises and area will still be required to quarantine upon arrival in Tasmania and will be turned back at their own expense.

Conclusion: Travel to Tasmania is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not from the Greater Sydney Region and high-risk premises and area.

NT:
From 01/01/2021: Anyone arriving in the NT must complete a Border Entry Form. You will have to quarantine if you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently includes Great Sydney and Northern Beaches) in the 14 days before you arrive in the Territory.

Conclusion: Travel to Northern Territory is GOOD TO GO as long as you are not travelling from a declared hotspot.

C19 Hotspots (NT)

NORFOLK ISLAND:
From 23/12/2020: Persons travelling to Norfolk Island will be free to enter Norfolk Island without quarantine as long as they have not come from any Commonwealth declared COVID Hotspots.

All travellers from NORTHERN BEACHES (NSW) are NOT permitted to travel to Norfolk Island. All travellers from GREATER SYDNEY, CENTRAL COAST AND WOLLONGONG area required to undergo mandatory 14 day quarantine upon arrival on island.

Conclusion: Travel to Norfolk Island is GOOD TO GO provided you are not travelling from a declared hotspot.

C19 Hotspots (Norfolk Island)

NEW ZEALAND:
From 23/11/2020: Travellers to New Zealand from all countries are tested for COVID-19 and a 14-day managed quarantine or isolation is mandatory. The general view is that borders will reopen around March 2021.

Conclusion: Travel to New Zealand is NO GO.

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FAMILY THRILLS NZ South Island

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8 Days New Zealand Family Holiday $2,483 $1,639pp

From wildlife encounters to relaxing boat cruises, the whole family will be spoiled for choice on this exciting 8-day South Island adventure. With fun activities to entertain the kids, and the planning stress taken away for you, this is a great way for you and your family to visit some of New Zealand’s best spots. Save up to 34% off retail prices.

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LUXURY Tasmanian Getaway

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9 Days Luxury Tasmanian Escape $3,804 $2,739pp

From the rolling plains and tranquil beaches of Tasmania’s east to the rainforest and mountains flanking the west, this 9-day itinerary will leave you enchanted. You'll circle around Tasmania, starting and ending your journey in Hobart and seeing the most memorable places in between. This is a casual, no-rush destination and you have plenty of time to enjoy it all. Save up to 28% off retail prices.

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CRUISE THE MIGHTY MURRAY Discover another side of Australia

Cruise along the Murray River

9-Days Adelaide, Kangaroo Isl. & Murray River $3,470 $2,399pp

Includes return flights to Adelaide, 4-nights Gold standard accommodation in Adelaide, full-day guided Adelaide & Hahndorf tour, 2-day Kangaroo Island experience, Flinders Chase National Park guided tour including Remarkable Rocks & Admirals Arch, 3-nights Murray River cruise, and much more. Save up to 28% off standard retail.

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BEST SELLER Norfolk Island history and fun for all ages

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8 Days Norfolk Island Tropical Holiday $3,290 $1,999pp

Experience Norfolk Island and have lots of fun on this planned, yet flexible package. Enjoy the island's natural beauty, join in the fun of the included activities and dinners, and immerse yourself in the history of this remarkable island. The lovely ocean-view accommodation is an added bonus. Save over 33% off retail.

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Australian Escapes Guided Tours provide exceptional value.

Many of our tours include all transport, accommodation, most meals and activities. Australia and New Zealand tours are available at great member prices. They also suit independent travellers.

The main benefit and the real joy for you comes from the new friendships that you form. The trip itself is just the glue that keeps you together each day. That experience alone can be worth the price of the trip and will represent a large part of the fond memories you keep. Learn more about Australian Escapes guided tours and enquire today. Read more here...

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NEW North Island NZ Family Adventure

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9 Days North Island Family Adventure $3,347 $2,209pp

The natural wonders of North Island NZ and enless family fun awaits on this 9-day North Island adventure. Cruise the pristine waters to the famous Hole in the Rock, experience Maori culture, explore the Coromandel, Rotorua and Taupo and everything inbetween. Save up to 34% off retail prices.

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SOUTH & NORTH ISLANDS Action-packed New Zealand Adventure

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12 Days Highlights Of New Zealand $6,592 $4,219pp

Across New Zealand, you can find everything from untamed wilderness to rich culture. Find inspiration in towering mountains and mist-cloaked fjords. Serenity in golden beaches curled around quiet bays. Topuches all the highlights over 12 fun-filled days. You will be creating unforgettable memories and having the time of your life. Save over 36% off retail.

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NEW NZ North Island Getaway

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Exciting 8 Days North Island Explorer $4,074 $2,689pp

Travel through the heart of the North Island on this short 'highlights' New Zealand self-drive tour from Auckland, up to Paihia, and back down to Wellington. Packing in cosmopolitan cities, tranquil beaches, rolling farmland, and authentic opportunities to experience Maori culture, this is an experience not to be missed. Save up to 34% off retail prices.

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EXCITING Southern NZ Adventure

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9 Days Action-Packed South Island $3,467 $2,219pp

The South Island of New Zealand hardly needs an introduction - its reputation as an outdoor lover's paradise ensures its presence on many people's bucket lists. On this 9-day adventure, be introduced to the highlights of this gorgeous region and participate in a range of exciting activities. Save up to 36% off retail prices.

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SPECTACULAR South-West WA Explorer

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10 Days South-West Adventure $3,639 $2,329pp

Discover the exquisite natural beauty and sublime solitude of Western Australia's South-West coast on this round-trip journey that begins and ends in Perth. Towns such as Busselton, Margaret River, Albany, and Esperance are just waiting to be explored. Save up to 36% off retail prices.

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More specials and example packages...

New packages being loaded now for Australia as well as South Pacfic including Samoa, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Fiji. Tell us where you want to travel to and we'll customise a package for you. Inspire me

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France and broader Europe river cruises, self-guided tours, affordable packages. Save up to 40% off retail prices.

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Industry-wholesale pricing on guided tours and travel packages. Guaranteed lowest advertised prices for listed resorts. Enquire today.

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Travel by train from East to West, visit the Rocky Mountains and cruise to Alaska. Save thousands off normal prices.

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Explore the East and West Coasts on one of our custom designed holidays especially made for you, top-class travel at a bargain price.

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Plan an unforgettable self-drive holiday though the north or south islands and get top value combined with our professional planning service.

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Through first-hand experience and past traveller feedback we've designed some of the best Hawaiian experiences at the lowest prices.

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Explore Spain and Morrocco on our comprehensive and great value travel package that can be tailored to suit.

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Explore the UK as a self-drive holiday or on a fully-guided tour at a bargain price. Save thousands off retail prices.

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Explore Vietnam and Cambodia with guided tours and itineraries suited to you. Get great discounts when you enquire today.

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Take advantage of member savings and enjoy this island paradise.

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Discover an island paradise that's close to home, not touristy and where you can get a great deal with our packages.

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Some of our European packages include Italy and offer the best destinations with top-class travel without breaking the bank.

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Our Greek Island Hopper package offers legendary value. Many members have included it and rave about the quality of resorts and value for money.

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Experience French culture through it's food, art, scenery and everyday life. See places and do things that will stay in your memory forever. We make that affordable for you.

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China. The name alone makes you want to start packing. It's going places, so jump aboard, go along for the ride.

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Bula! Put Fiji on your list of destinations and request a travel plan today. Save up to 40% of retail travel prices and get a great itinerary as well.

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Russia has opened its doors to travellers from across the globe. If you want the best value there are many options and we'll steer you in the right direction.

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See what Portugal has to offer when you embark on a holiday that's tailored to suit your interests. Combine Portugal with Spain to enjoy a truly unique and colourful travel experience.

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Make Thailand your next getaway destination with one of our tailored, value-packed itineraries. If you see a package advertised somewhere else, bring it to us and we'll show you exactly why it pays to be a member.

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You will not find better value here. We'll customise your Scandinavian adventure so you experience the trip of a lifetime at a bargain price using your membership travel credits.

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Adrift in the daydreamy South Pacific, it is deliciously remote and surprisingly diverse. You can de-stress or get into the action, with some super-fresh seafood awaiting at day's end.


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"Just to let you know what a wonderful holiday we had in Canada/Alaska thanks to Ben. He did a great job with our Travel Itinerary everything went to plan I would recommend Australian Escapes and this holiday to my friends and family we are definitely going to do this holiday again. I did give Ben a ring and thanked him and told him what a great job he did. We are looking forward to our next holiday with Australian Escapes." Rosanna M.

"I was one of the ladies who went with Cherrie to Norfolk. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thought you did a marvellous job organising it all for us. The accommodation in both Sydney and Norfolk was outstanding - I had never been to either places before and could have stayed much longer in Sydney, as the view from our hotel windows was wonderful. Everyone on Norfolk was so friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble. Thank you so much for making our holiday so enjoyable." Jan W.

"Hi, have finally returned. Wonderful, wonderful trip. We think we loved Paris and its age/artworks but all was full of laughter fun and learning. Paris apartment was beautiful, & quiet when windows were closed, which wasn't bad anyway. The street is full of lots of restaurants and cafe's. (we also loved Shakespeare & co bookshop.) Fruit and chocolates in most rooms and champagne which I think we only drank in Brussels. we were ready for bed everywhere else though we almost had it for morning tea at Amsterdam on check in. Magnificent. Cheers." Val C.

"Have just returned from our wonderful trip to the UK. Just wanted to say a huge thanks for your organisation, we had the best holiday ever, an absolutely marvellous time, the tour was magnificent. We would recommend the Trafalgar Britain and Ireland Winter delights tour to anyone who wants to do adventurous travel, learning about other countries, and making friends. The coach was actually over half full of Aussies! Thanks so much for organising such a memorable holiday for us." Lee D.

"Deb and I are very grateful for the work you have put into our holiday. 10 days in and we are blown away by the quality and location of the motels and apartments. Many thanks." Jen W.

"My husband and I have recently returned from a holiday to Canada and Alaska booked through Australian Escapes. The itinerary was planned to take in all aspects of the holiday we required. The travel transfers worked seamlessly and the accommodation was at a standard that met our expectations of comfort and location. We absolutely loved the cruise and surprise upgrade to our stateroom. From our experience with this recent trip I would recommend Australian Escapes." Margaret & Bill T.

"We've arrived back safely after a thoroughly enjoyable trip where all the arrangements ran like clockwork, for which we want to thank you and your team, especially Sonya and Skye. We'd have no hesitation in recommending you and Volga Dream cruises to anyone who asks. Kind regards and thanks again." Irene and Blake S.

"I want to thank you for all the accommodation you arranged for us during our holiday in North Queensland in August. It was all excellent. The transfers went very smoothly too and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our holiday. Thank you for making everything so easy." Gloria K.

"My life has been like a whirlwind since I got back. I am now on holidays and catching up with people that I have not had time to contact since coming back. Thank you so much for organising my trip to The States and Canada for me. I had a great time and everything went really well. All flights went well. The hotel you booked me into in Champaign was a really old home with beautiful gardens, all done up and run by two gay guys. It was really quaint and I loved it. I had a great time, everything went without a hitch, I loved all the accommodation that you organized for me and I would like to wish you a happy Christmas and all the best." Marlene S.

"A message of thanks to you and your staff. The holiday went off without any problems and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and and had a wonderful time. Again many thanks." Dianne D.

"We are back and rested after a hectic few weeks (away), but everything worked out extremely well. Thanks so much for all your organisation – once you get used to the trains and buses, life becomes easy. Once again, thanks to you and the team for all the organisation from both Lorraine and I – we really enjoyed the holiday. All the best." Bob C.

"We just wanted to let you know that the arrangements you put in place for us in WA worked beautifully. You said the Margaret River accommodation was exceptional and it certainly was both in terms of location and facilites. Thanks again." Betty and Clancy S.

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