Monday, 28 March 2011

Northwest Tasmania - Battlefield Tours - Werribee Zoo - India Tour - Central Australia

with John Crook

Taste the North West

Make a note of these dates – April 24 to April 30 2011.  These could mean something to you if you are also into food and the arts.  The location is Sheffield in Tasmania. There are lots of happenings on those dates but probably the date which is most attractive to me would be April 30, where a mural festival coincides with the tastes of the North West.  It's a celebration of the finest foods, beverage and produce.  Try these for tastes.  Rabbit pies, German-style small goods, smoked salmon through wood fired pizzas.  For all the information go visit

Battlefield Pilgrims

There's a whole range of tours awaiting those who re interested in the battlefields of the WWII.  These tours are becoming increasingly adventurous.  Mat McLachlan heads up the company which provides one of the most comprehensive range of touring options.  The tours visit war zones of the Pacific, Europe and Asia.   The range of tours has been released, so for all the details and costs, visit   

April a big month for zoo visits

Thursday April 14, Tuesday April 19 and Thursday April 21.  The location is the Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is located between Melbourne and Geelong.  There is a program at the zoo which offers youngsters the chance to work at the zoo for a day as a zoo keeper.  What a wonderful opportunity. 

Kids become participants working amongst the regular zoo keepers and their charges. To get the costs, and the conditions, telephone the zoo direct (03) 9285 9406.

Enjoy the tastes of India

You can put eight days towards exploring India, taking in the sights of a great country in a tour which includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque and the Raj Ghat in Old Delhi, along wiith the India gate and the former vice-regal residence in New Delhi.  Just to mention a few.  Did I mention the Taj Mahal ?  Well, I should have. The tour departs Delhi and the price tags from $1698 per person twin share.   Visit   This tour is part of the great range of experiences waiting to be discovered.   Being a Cox & Kings product it must be good!

Explore the Red Centre

The world famous icons await those who have their eyes set on Central Australia as a destination.  There's a six-day self-drive holiday priced from $733 per person twin share.  Exploration includes Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the Alice.

This is more than your usual Red Centre tour,- in the fact that participants also get to join an Aboriginal guide to walk the Mutitjulu waterhole and the caves at the base of the Rock.

For more information and conditions telephone 13 38 43.

* Please note conditions may apply to these packages  and prices are subject to change and availability.  This information is provided as a guide only.  Check with your travel agency.   Block out periods may apply.   

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