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Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar

My trek surpassed all expectations. I set out with my mind firmly on one destination(Basecamp) and felt a great sense of achievement on reaching it. But what I also loved was the journey...the scenery, the villages, the weather, the walking. Above all, what really made the experience outstanding was the local team, our guide, Sherpas, porters, sirdar, cook and kitchen team. All were superb.

Carol Benton | Chelsea, VIC

Melanesia with Tim Flannery


Discover Melanesia with Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery

Discover the mysteries of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in October 2017 with Professor Tim Flannery – internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, prolific author and prominent climate change activist. Tim has been described by Sir David Attenborough as being “in the league of the world’s all-time great explorers”. Read our recent interview with Tim Flannery >> 

With his extensive field work in Melanesia, Tim is avidly passionate about the region and will be sharing his scientific knowledge along with his keen interest in exploring and discovering new things.

'Melanesia Discoverer' with Tim Flannery departs 8 October 2017 - View Trip >>

Trip Highlights:

  • See the hidden gems of both Papua New Guinea & Solomons
  • Travel up the Sepik River, home to traditional artists
  • Be some of the first travellers in over two decades to return to the spectacular island of Bougainville
  • Swim, snorkel and kayak in crystalline waters
  • Take part in exceptional birding, including Manus Friarbird, Mussau Monarch, Superb Pitta, Roviana Rail and the Solomon Sea Eagle
  • Visit a Hawksbill Turtle conservation centre on the Arnavon Islands
  • Zodiac cruise into mangrove forests in search of Dugong and crocodiles
  • Visit WWII historical sites including the Henderson Airfield and war memorials
  • Meet friendly local villagers


Images: A. Russ

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