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8 Day Coast to Coast Walk England

England’s Coast to Coast walk

A Pack Free guided 8 day walk

Explore the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales & North York Moors. Two coasts, three national parks and the chance to cross an entire country are just some of the features that make the Coast to Coast walk in England an enduring classic. Known as the C2C walk by the locals, this walk links the Irish and North Seas, and is a testament to the passion of Britain’s most famous walker Alfred Wainwright. Wainwright’s advises to dip a boot in the Irish Sea at the start of the walk and dip a toe in the waters of Robin Hood’s Bay at the walk’s end.

Traditionally to walk the entire 300km Coast to Coast walk, would take around 15 days to complete, walking long days of 20 – 25kms per day. Life’s An Adventure has created a unique and exclusive 8 day itinerary. Our walk covers a maximum of 131kms with the flexibility to walk shorter days or opt out of any day’s walking and enjoy free time in the villages or towns we visit. Our walk is specifically designed for Australian travellers to maximise their travel time, by showcasing the best sections of this walk and avoiding the mundane parts. Our walks takes us across the country from coast to coast, exploring by foot the spectacular mountains, the stunning Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors National Parks.

We have handpicked stunning locations to stay each night, from a grand castle to quirky hotels with amazing views. Indulge in wonderful dining experiences showcasing local produce and magnificent wines. Another great bucket list walk to add to your ever-growing list!

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A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage in you’ll avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, carry as little as your water, camera and lunch.

Wow Factor!

1 night stay in a castle!

It’s not every day an Australian gets to stay in a castle, so we couldn’t resist including this experience in our walking itinerary. The boutique Augill Castle will be a highlight stay for your walk. The atmosphere in the castle is far from formal and reserved, owners Wendy & Simon will make you will feel like this is a home away from home, with good old fashioned family hospitality.

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Ennerdale Country House Hotel

or similar

Set in a small remote township, spend the evening at Ennerdale Country House Hotel set amidst five acres of manicured gardens. This Country House features cosy fireplaces, a relaxing bar and the Fountain Room restaurant where we will enjoy dinner featuring local food. All bedrooms feature an ensuite

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Daffodil Hotel Hotel and Spa, Grasmere Lake District

Or Similar

Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, the Daffodil Hotel and Spa in Grasmere is a luxurious haven that seamlessly blends contemporary elegance with the natural beauty of its surroundings. As you approach this architectural gem, you’re immediately struck by the stunning views of Grasmere Lake and the surrounding fells. The hotel’s modern design and large picture windows perfectly frame this breathtaking scenery, allowing guests to feel intimately connected with the landscape.Our guests will stay in stylish  rooms with ensuites, superb furnishing. In the evenings’ guests will dine in the hotel restaurants.

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Inn on the Lake, Lake District

or similar

Situated in one of the most spectacular settings of the Lake District, the luxurious Inn on the Lake Hotel is our accommodation on night 3 of our journey. Set amidst 15 acres of beautiful gardens, this waterfront accommodation in the tranquil village of Glenridding offers magnificent views over stunning Lake Ullswater as well as a 9 hole golf course and croquet lawn. Relax in the Lake View lounges or the charming Orangery with its amazing 360-degree lake views. Guests will enjoy elegantly appointed rooms with ensuite. In the evening enjoy dinner in the award-winning Lake View Restaurant indulging in the chef’s culinary delights as well as fine wines to enjoy with dinner.

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Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephens

or similar

Complete with turrets and towers, this boutique castle stay will be a highlight of our journey. Set amongst 20 acres of grounds, this loving restored castle has a myriad of quirky rooms including a drawing room, great hall, dining room, music room, library, the Great British Bar and a mini cinema room. The atmosphere in the castle is far from formal and reserved, owners Wendy & Simon will make you will feel like this is a home away from home, with good old fashioned family hospitality. Each bedroom has it’s own character furnished with an eclectic mix of antique furniture and contemporary pieces as well as deep old fashioned baths.

In the evenings enjoy the best of British cooking in the grand dining created by your chef and served with fine wines.

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The Burgoyne Hotel, Reeth

or similar

This luxury Georgian Country House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the village of Reeth. Overlooking the village green with beautiful views over the Swaledale Valley, this charming 5-star hotel has been tastefully upgraded with stylish furnishings and superb facilities. Each room in the Hotel has its own unique character, charm and decor, all featuring stylish ensuites.

In the evenings dine in the hotel’s 1783 Bar & restaurant. Enjoy a creative menu of high quality fresh, locally sourced ingredients created from the resident chef.

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Easby Hall, Richmond

or similar

Easby Hall is a historic gem nestled in the picturesque town of Richmond in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. This elegant Georgian mansion boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 18th century. Surrounded by lush, well-manicured gardens and set against the backdrop of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, Easby Hall exudes timeless charm and grandeur. The hall’s architecture is a testament to the classical Georgian style, with its symmetrical design and sash windows. Easby Hall has served various purposes over the years, from a private residence to a hospital during World War I. Today, it stands as a symbol of the region’s historical heritage, attracting visitors who appreciate both its architectural beauty and the tranquility of its natural surroundings.

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Gisborough Hall Hotel

or similar

In the heart of North Yorkshire lies our accommodation for our last night at the 16th century Gisborough Hall this property is full of old-world charm and character. Relax in the cosy main lounge and bar area with its roaring log fires and enjoy the warm hospitality and charm of this special property. Each room at the hotel as its own special character and decor as well as ensuite.

(Note 2 dates stay at an alternative accommodation please see departure dates information for details)

Flexible and Personalised Tours

Guests have the choice of longer or shorter walking days

We have designed our walks to be flexible as we understand each person is different. Guests have the choice of longer or shorter walking days and also the freedom to opt-out of any day’s walking and enjoy free time to explore the towns we visit en-route. All tours are small and intimate with a maximum group size of 12 people. However, if you have a bigger group please contact us for details.

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Superb Guides

We pride ourselves on having exceptional guides who deliver a world-class walk. Our tours are accompanied by two guides. You’ll be accompanied by a local UK guide who has a passion and enthusiasm for the area and one of our experienced Senior guides who will ensure our Life’s An Adventure high standard are always met.

Fabulous meals featuring local produce

Our walks feature fabulous meals featuring fresh local produce, with all evening meals accompanied by sensational wines.

 

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Why Choose Us

Tour Itinerary

Inclusions
8 Day Coast to Coast Walk England

When you walk with Life’s An Adventure you can be sure that our aim is to deliver a tour beyond your expectations. When comparing other tours in this region be sure you check that you don’t you have to carry your own gear, you don’t have to camp and that your accommodation is not a long distance from where you are walking. We believe our tours deliver exceptional value for money, with all the creature comforts you are after.

Your 8 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free fully supported walk with no heavy packs to carry
  • 1 night accommodation at Ennerdale Country House Hotel
  • 1 night accommodation at Daffodil Hotel and Spa
  • 1 night accommodation at Inn on the Lake, Ullswater
  • 1 night accommodation at Augill Castle, Kirkby Stephen
  • 1 night accommodation at The Burgoyne Hotel or similar, Reeth
  • 1 night accommodation at Easby Hall  or similar Richmond
  • 1 night accommodation at Gisborough Hall Hotel, Gisborough, North Yorkshire
  • 7 x Hot and cold breakfasts
  • 8 x lunches
  • 7 x Restaurant dinners every evening featuring local produce
  • Complimentary wines with evening meals
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • Return transfers to and from Manchester
  • Celebration drinks at Robin Hood Hotel at the legendary Wainwright’s Bar
Day One: Manchester to the Coast - Walk St Bees to Cleator
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Guests will be required to fly into Manchester the day prior to the tour. Manchester is an international airport with connecting flights from many Asian cities and Dubai.

Meet your guides in the foyer of the Raddison Blue Edwardian Hotel in Manchester at 7.30am. This morning we drive from Manchester to the coastal village of St Bees in Cumbria on the West Coast of England, a 3-hour drive. St Bees is a small village with over 1000 years of history. We head to the water to see the Coast to Coast monument near the lifeboat station and as Founder of the walk, Aldred Wainwright’s advises, dip our boot in the Irish Sea to start the walk. From here our walk follows the cliffs of St Bees Head for a few kilometres renown for its birdlife and before reaching St Bees Lighthouse. We then turn inland to pass through the villages of Sandwith with its village green and quaint gardens, then Moor Row and eventually walk into our accommodation at Cleator in the West Cumberland Plain. We spend the night in a remote township of the charming Ennerdale Country House Hotel enjoying a superb dinner in the restaurant accompanied by wine.

Easier Option: For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy an 8kms to the Sandwith where our vehicle will meet you and take you to the hotel earlier, where you can check-in and relax.

Walk Terrain notes: 250m ascents. Grade: easy.

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Day Two: Lake District - Walk Ennerdale Bridge to Honister Pass. Or day at leisure Grasmere.
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Optional Itinerary: For those that don’t want to walk today, enjoy a free day in the pretty Lake District town of Grasmere with its array of quaint shops and cafes.

This morning we enjoy an early breakfast before the short 10 minute transfer to the start of our walk at Ennerdale Water. Today’s walk will showcase stunning scenery as our path takes us along the pretty shores of Ennerdale Water. This remote region is far less frequented by tourists than the other lakes that make up the Lake District and well worth the effort. From Ennerdale we enjoy a relatively flat walk to the remote Black Sail, before the steep ascent at Loft Beck and the stunning landscapes of Honister Pass. From here we will transfer to the beautiful Lake District village of Grasmere (45 minutes).

Tonight we stay at the charming Daffodil Hotel and Spa. Set in the centre of Grasmere with quaint shops and cafes at your doorstep, enjoy time to explore this charming village. Tonight we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant featuring traditional English cuisine with perfectly matched wines.

Walk terrain: Total ascent 765m. Descent 785m.

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Day Three: Lake District - Walk Grasmere to Glenridding
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Walk Terrain: Total ascent 900m. Descent 805m.

Optional Itinerary: For those that don’t want to walk today, enjoy a free morning in Grasmere with its array of quaint shops and cafes and then arrive early in Glenridding to enjoy all the facilities of our lakeside hotel.

After breakfast, we continue our walking adventure through the Lake District from Grasmere to Glenridding. The route ascends to the pass of Grisedale Hause and then head up and over St Sunday Crag (840m) and down the valley to the charming Patterdale village. Note for fitter groups we have the option to take a more challenging route via the summit of Helvellyn which takes an extra 2 hours (3kms extra).

Afterwards, we continue our walk from Patterdale into our hotel at Glenridding. Our accommodation tonight is at the magnificent Inn on the Lake, Ullswater. This 4-star hotel is set on a magnificent 15-acre property on the shores of Lake Ullswater offering breathtaking views and stunning gardens. Tonight dine in the hotel’s grand Lake View Restaurant featuring imaginative local cuisine served with wonderful wines.

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Day Four: Yorkshire Dales National Park - Walk Orton to Kirkby Stephen
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Walk Terrain: easy gradients. Total ascent and descent 536m.

Easier Option: For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy a 14kms walk to near Tarn Moor. From here you can travel with our vehicle to the Castle earlier, where you can check-in and relax.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before our transfer to the start of our walk (60 minutes) through the wild moorlands. Beyond Sunbiggin Tarn home to abundant birdlife, the route takes you into Smardale, a delightful valley through which a railway once passed and an impressive viaduct can still be seen. Then it’s over Smardale Fell and a descent into the quaint market town of Kirkby Stephen. We transfer to our accommodation (10 mins). Tonight we stay in a boutique castle at Kirkby Stephens. Augill Castle has been painstakingly restored to its former glory by its current owners. You’ll love the warmth, charm and hospitality of this unique location. Tonight enjoy dinner prepared by a private chef.

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Day Five: Yorkshire Dales National Park -Walk Keld to Reeth
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Walk Terrain: Ascents 838m

Easier Option: For those that want a shorter walk today. Enjoy a 10kms walk to Gunnerside where we stop for lunch, after lunch you can travel with our vehicle to the hotel earlier you can check-in and relax.

This morning enjoy a delicious breakfast before we transfer to Keld to the start of our walk (30mins). The tiny and tranquil village of Keld sits at the head of the Swaledale Valley. Keld’s landscape has four beautiful waterfalls as well as numerous old stone buildings. It was once the heart of a thriving mining industry when the population rose to 6000 in the 19th century. On today’s walk, you will delight in beautiful panoramas of rolling green hills, pretty rivers, and abandoned stone farmhouses and mines. After lunch, in the cute village of Gunnerside, our walk continues on to the village of Reeth with its variety of shops. We walk directly into our hotel at Reeth, the luxurious Burgoyne Hotel, a charming Georgian country house hotel overlooking the village green. Tonight enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant dining on delicious food featuring local produce and wonderful wine.

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Day Six: Yorkshire Dales National Park - Walk Reeth to Richmond
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Walk terrain: Relatively easy and straight-forward walk with only a few ascents.

Easier Option: For those that want an easier option today, walk 8kms from Reeth to Marrick. Our vehicle will meet you here and take you to Richmond where you have the remainder of the day to explore this charming town. Richmond has an impressive Norman Castle, as well as a number of pretty shops and cafes. Or you can visit the Georgian Theatre Royal  Tour near the hotel. 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we start our walk today. From the village of Reeth our walk takes us past Marrick Priory once a Benedictine nunnery in 1140. Little of this building has survived except for the tower. Our path gradually climbs through woods and then grassy pastures along the way passing the villages of Marrick and Marske. We eventually arrive at the town of Richmond. This beautiful Yorkshire Dales market town has an impressive Norman Castle and a large cobbled market place.

We spend the night at Easby Hall or similar in Richmond. Tonight enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant featuring fresh local ingredients and perfectly matched wines.

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Day 7: North York Moors National Park - Walk Osmotherley to Clay Bank Top
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Easier Option: For those that want an easier option today, walk 13kms to Lord Stones Café, Carlton Bank. From here our vehicle will meet you and take you to your accommodation early.

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to our day’s walk. (40 mins).  Today’s walk takes us into the North Yorks Moors with its rolling hills of purple heather. The North York Moors are one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK covering an area of 1436 square kilometres. Our walks takes us through woodlands then climbs steeping up to the northern edge of the moors. From here we take in magnificent panoramic views. We follow the undulating hills to Carlton Bank and arrive at Lord Stone Cafe for a break. Afterwards, we continue our journey enjoying superb views all the way to Clay Bank Top. We transfer to our accommodation 30 minutes away.

Tonight enjoy accommodation at Gisborough Hall Hotel or simiar. Enjoy the 16th century property full of old-world charm and character. Relax in the cosy main lounge and bar area with its roaring log fires and enjoy the warm hospitality and charm of this special property. Each room at the hotel as its own special character and decor as well as ensuite. Dinner will be in the hotel’s stylish restaurant offering hearty Yorkshire fare and superb wines.

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Day 8: The Coast - Walk Littlebeck to Robin Hoods Bay
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Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the start of the walk. (40 mins). Today we begin at the village of Littlebeck, pass by the ‘Hermitage’ a huge boulder hollowed out to make a home near the 20m high Falling Foss Waterfall. We walk through the last section of moors near Greystone hills before reaching the coast, where the trails takes us along a coastal cliff path into Robin Hood’s Bay. This stunning red-roofed village is set on the hillside overlooking the North Sea. From here we descend down the narrow steep streets of the village till we eventually reach Wainwright’s Bar at the Bay Hotel located on the harbour waterfront. Here we will enjoy a celebratory drink and take photos near the end’s Coast to Coast plaque! After lunch, we transfer our guests back to Manchester (2.5 hours) to join onwards flights or be dropped at the hotel.

Please note: this tour can be joined with our West Highland Way walk in Scotland which includes transfers from Robins Hood Bay to Carlisle to visit Hadrian’s Wall and enjoy overnight accommodation before travelling on to Glasgow the following day. 

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Tour Availability

SPOT SPECIALS:
Choose from one of the dates listed below and save up to $250 per person when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Limited spots available!

  • 20 – 27 May 2024
  • 10 – 17 June 2024
  • 9 – 16 September 2024

DEPARTURE DATES:
We run regular monthly tours from May to September every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8 -12 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS:
Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited.  We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements, please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.


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Tour Prices

Spot Specials - Save up to $500 per couple on selected departures

HURRY OFFER ENDS UNTIL SOLD OUT - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Spot Special saving of up to $500 per couple or $250 per person available on specific 2024 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 - 12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.
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INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
Please note your tour price does not include flights to / from the countries visited.  We are offering our clients a service to book their international flights and any other travel plans during their holiday. If you would like our Flights Specialist to organise these requirements please email us at flights@lifesanadventure.com.au with your requirements.


2024 Departures Prices from
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Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends until sold out – limited spots available! See departure dates tab for specific dates. Normal Price requires $500 deposit only, with final payments due 12 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour:

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 12 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $955 extra.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $955 extra will be charged at the time of booking

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

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PRIVATE GROUPS
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PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 90 days or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Earlybird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

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  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

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    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
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