TOURWATCH: Tall ships returning to Australia

Turn the clock back a century, to the era of the
tall ships. 

The 55-meter Lord Nelson (pictured) is sailing
the world, arriving in Australia in August. Join the barque
as it sails from Fremantle to Perth and across to the east coast before voyaging
on to New Zealand, where you can take the wheel as one of the voyage crew,
supported by a professional sailing team. 

Sailors must be over 16 years but no
sailing experience is required and some cabins are wheelchair friendly. 

from $1770 a person, eight days from Adelaide to Melbourne, departing August
17, or $4390 for the 20-day journey from Sydney to Auckland, departing October
8, which includes a cross-Tasman Tall Ships race.  

1800 331 582,

Source: Belinda Jackson, Sun Herald 

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