Patagonian Insights

A trip of a lifetime taking in the very best of Patagonia with an option to extend for 7 days in Antarctica.

This tailor made tour includes a diverse range of experiences including the Valdes Peninsula, the renown Lakes Crossing between Chile and Argentina, Perito Merino glacier, Tierra del Feugo, the vast plains of Patagonia and the majestic Andes.

Travelling in a small group of like-minded travellers you will experience the Tren Patagonica – the once-weekly train from Viedma to San Carlos de Bariloche at the foothills of the Andes, green Patagonia in Chile, cruise from Ushuaia to Puntas Arenas on board the 4 night Australis cruise and if you choose to extend the tour for a 5 night cruise in Antarctica: – flights to and from Antartica – no rough sea passages on this tour – for 5 extraordinary days cruising the Antarctic Peninsula.

Fully escorted, all meals.

 

Antarctica

Mountains and Valleys

Mountains and Valleys features 3 nights accommodation at one place and our customary insightful touring. In the glorious season of spring we will see gardens at Mt Tomah, Oberon and Blackheath as well as history, heritage and spectacular scenery. Our touring includes the spectacular Capertee Valley, historic Hartley, and picturesque Rylstone. Mountains and Valleys is all-inclusive, fully escorted, travels by private mini-coach and has a maximum of 15 guests.

 

Images: Destination NSW

Islands of Tasmania 2022

This is a 7 day tour by luxury chartered aircraft visiting 5 of the Tasmanian islands: Flinders, King, Maria, Bruny and Sarah. We spend 2 nights on each of the Bass Strait islands of King and Flinders and we have comprehensive guided sightseeing throughout the tour. You’ll see the contrasts between the islands: seaweed harvesting, a 7000 year old calcified forest, penguins, a former Tasmanian aboriginal mission, the renown King Island Dairy, former penal colony and the resupply port for French and English sailors as well as the site of Australia’s worst maritime accident.

We fly in a Cessna Caravan aircraft which is certified as one the safest single engine aeroplanes. Its equipped with 6 passenger seats so everyone has a window seat and we fly at altitudes which afford the best views commensurate with safety and operational requirements.

Cessna Caravan interiors with single seat arrangement for Insights Tours.

Taiwan Insights

Taiwan Insights is a 16 day tour to the fascinatingly diverse island of Taiwan. Named Ilha Formosa, beautiful island, by 16th century Portuguese seafarers, it continues to live up to that description with monumental mountain ranges, lush tropical forests, dramatic sea cliffs and verdant agricultural lands. Complementing the natural attributes of Taiwan there is much to experience: fresh local cuisine, a diverse culture and history, intriguing markets and Taiwan’s people who have cultural ties and influences from many roots including, of course, China but also European, Japanese and the 14 aboriginal tribes of Taiwan.

Taiwan is well recognised as a very successful economic entity but there is much more – and included in Taiwan Insights are a comprehensive array of experiences to ensure you have a unique, diverse and enjoyable tour.

Tokomaru Insights

Come and see New Zealand / Aotearoa from a very different and special perspective on Tokomaru Insights.

A  journey by chartered  railcar ‘Tokomaru’ and supporting coach as we take you to our favourite locations in the North Island, featuring private chartered railcar travel on all regional lines of the North Island – some of which have not seen this type of train since 1973.

All aboard!

Sydney Basin Waterways

Sydney is a city of waterways. Its landscapes, populations and livelihoods have been shaped by water, with diverse histories lived on and around its many rivers, bays and harbours. Its famous harbour may be considered the jewel in the crown, but our Sydney Basin Waterways tour will show you some of the other gems, from north to south. Travel by private mini coach, with guided tours, several ferry cruises and heritage accommodation.

North Island of New Zealand by Train

North Island NZ by Train will feature travel by exclusively chartered railcar. Travelling throughout the North Island of New Zealand by private train and complemented with coach touring and special ferry journeys.

Insights Tours has chartered Tokumaru, the railcar pictured above for an exclusive travelling experience. Furnished with 48 seats but with a maximum of 24 guests, you can be assured of a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our wide-ranging tour of the New Zealand’s North Island will encompass all the operational lines; many of which no longer see regular passenger trains. Even if you’ve been to NZ previously, travelling and seeing the beautiful landscapes from a chartered railcar is certain to be a  truly memorable experience.

This 12 day tour includes a very special cruise by chartered vessel on Kaipara Harbour from Port Albert to Pahi; –  a rarely-seen region with a long and interesting history which will be revealed during our cruise.

The full, detailed itinerary is available below.

Brisbane to Mackay by chartered railcar

Beginning in Brisbane, this unique tour will feature travel by chartered heritage railcar, Spirit of Queensland express train and road coach accompanying the entire tour, as we explore the islands of Queensland. Exquisite icons and old favourites, a-place-to-call-home and the less-frequented – join us as we experience the great diversity of landscapes and singular beauty of Lamb, Bribie, Fraser, Curtis and Great Keppel Islands. Exclusive, insightful touring, the comfort of a private train and chartered vessels, and good accommodation make this a truly memorable itinerary.