Tour Code: WVS14

14 Day Vietnam Discovery with Sapa

Day by Day Itinerary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Highlights

  • Return international flights included
  • Incredible sightseeing including an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and guided tours of Sapa, Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 12 nights in 3-4* hotel at centrally location.
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Fully escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides in each city
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers included
From pp twin/double share
AU$2,799
Typically AU$4,455 -37%
Single traveller
AU$729
Land tour only
AU$1,999

Xin chào! Today, you will depart from your home to Vietnam’s capital – Hanoi.
On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be met at the airports and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Meal: In-flight meals.
Accommodation: Babylon Grand Hotel 3* or similar

This morning, you will leave Hanoi for Sapa after your breakfast. On arrival in the afternoon, discover Lao Chai village, Muong Hoa Valley, Black H’mong village and take a soft-trekking further to Ta Van village.
Please noted that today requires comfortable walking shoes as the trek will take approximately 3 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel De Sapa 4* or similar

After breakfast, descend down the valley on a trail through rice paddy terraces, enjoying the spectacular scenery on the way. Once reaching the narrow river running on the bottom of the valley, you will walk along its bank for a while and eventually arrive at the Black H’mong minority village of Y Linh Ho. You will get a first-hand look into their lives and traditions, hear stories, and enjoy a great social interaction.
Take a rest and then head to the Muong Hoa Valley. You will pass through Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong minority and Ta Van Village of Zay minority by following more rice terraces with spectacular mountain scenery.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel De Sapa 4* or similar

Enjoy your last day in Sapa before leaving to Hanoi in the afternoon. Check in your hotel in Hanoi and free time at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Babylon Grand Hotel 3* or similar

After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi and head to Halong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site and spend 24 hours on a Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands. Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea before exploring nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay from the sundeck. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty then we drive back to Hanoi.
Meal: Brunch
Accommodation: Babylon Grand Hotel 3* or similar

Optional tour: Hanoi Street Food Tour

It would be a huge regret if you visit Hanoi without exploring the artisanal food sold on the street. Each dish has unique flavours that cannot be found elsewhere on earth.

Just make your reservation and enjoy this special experience with Asia Vacation Group

After breakfast, you will check out your hotel in the morning and get ready for a flight to Da Nang Airport.
On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in and spend your free tim at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Belle Maison Danang Hotel 4* or similar

Today, you will have a walking tour around Hoi An and visit popular highlights including the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple and Phung Hung Old House. In the afternoon, freely explore the town or join one of our exciting optional tours.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hoi An Garden Palace 4* or similar

Optional tour: Golden Bridge Tour

On arrival at the foot of Ba Na Mountain, we’ll travel by cable car up to the Marseille station. Then it’s a short walk to the Golden Bridge which appears to be lifted by two “hands of the Gods”. When you’re on the bridge, you’ll feel like you’re walking on the clouds.
Time for taking photos of the breathtaking view. Afterwards, it’s on to a romantic flower garden – Le Jardin D’Amour. The 9 gardens are 9 stories in 9 unique architectural styles.
Next, it’s time to visit Linh Ung Pagoda to admire its sophisticated architecture and the 27m high Shakyamuni statue.
Finally, we’ll catch the cable car down the hill for the transfer back to Hoi An.

Today you are free at leisure to explore the city as you wish or buy an optional tour with us.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hoi An Garden Palace 4* or similar

Optional tour: My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour

You’ll be picked up at your hotel for a 40-kilometre drive to My Son Sanctuary, a World
Heritage Site. On arrival, get ready to be absolutely astounded by the abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed by the kings of the Champa era.
After, we’ll return to Hoi An for a cruise down the Thu Bon River.  Enjoy the peaceful and scenic views before stopping off at the famous traditional, Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you’ll get to see the villagers’ daily life.
Important note:
– Golden Bridge Tour; My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour cannot be arranged on the same day
– A O Show, Hoi An Cooking Class Tour and Hoi An Memories Show cannot be arranged on the same day. Please choose one only.

Optional tour: Hoi An Cooking Class Tour

There is no doubt that Vietnamese cuisine is unlike any other. For those who love cooking, you may even wonder how the papaya salad gets that zing flavour or how the rolls get so soft and tasty. Let’s find out!
This tour will let you experience many of the typical features of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and will certainly add to your cooking skills. You’ll be guided by a professional chef through every step to cook some delicious and irresistible dishes.

Optional tour: Hoi An Memories Show

As Vietnam’s largest outdoor visual art-show, Hoi An Memories is guaranteed to amaze. Featuring 500 performers and superb choreography, this open-air theatrical extravaganza tells the story of Hoi An throughout its 400 years of history while shining the spotlight on the traditional ao dai costume and the charming beauty of Vietnamese women.
Right in front of your eyes, Hoi An will transform from a small farming village to an international trading port where East meets West.
Note: Performance not available on Tuesdays.

Today, you will take a flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City – the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, you will visit the famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh City such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and dive into the colorful Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Lotus Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

Optional tour: Dinner on Saigon River Cruise

Dinner on Saigon River Cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. The city is not only a bustling metropolis but also a romantic land. Hop on a huge wooden barge and sail down the river. Feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin and enjoy a lovely dinner accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances.
Allotment on cruise is the subject to change. Please check availability when requested.

Optional tour: Vespa Adventure – Saigon After Dark Tour

223Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter.
You’ll be picked up at your hotel and start off your amazing night with some cocktails and appetizers at Café Zoom. Afterwards, enjoy some of Saigon’s best authentic local food, followed by a stop at a Vietnamese-style coffee shop featuring live music. Your perfect evening will be wrapped up at an exciting music bar where local people party.ㅤ

Explore Saigon at your own pace or book our optional tour to Mekong River area and enjoy an unforgettable experience along the mighty Mekong river.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Lotus Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

Optional tour: Mekong visit the locals

You will realise quickly why cruising along the Mekong Delta on a boat should be on everyone’s bucket list when travelling to Vietnam.
It is called “The Rice Bowl of Vietnam” because it offers a wide selection of cultural activities including local handcraft and coconut pressing workshops with villagers, cycling through lush rice fields along the water, as well as some down-time chilling in a hammock.
You will also be treated to an authentic lunch.
<!–Mekong Delta is known as “The Rice Bowl of Vietnam” and offers a real experience to the tropical culture of locals. This trip will take you to visit local workshops, a handicraft village and get a unique experience with local activities. Be ready to sail through the coconut trees and take a nap on a hammock in a garden filled with bird chirps and fresh breeze.
You will be picked up at your hotel then take a 1.5-hour transfer to Ben Tre River. Embark on a cruise to brickwork, a coconut processing workshop and a local village making sleep mattresses along the Mekong Delta. Continue taking a motor cart (xe loi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. After lunch, get back to Hung Vuong Pier for returning to Saigon.
*Lunch is included with this tour.–>

After breakfast, you will head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.
Late afternoon, return to your hotel and free time at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Lotus Saigon Hotel 3* or similar

Today you are free time until we drive to the airport for flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast, In-flight meals
Accommodation: On Plane

You will arrive home today and we hope you will have an amazed holiday with Asia Vacation Group.

Included

• Return international flight from Australia
• 02 internal flights: Hanoi – Da Nang, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City
• 3* & 4* hotel accommodations at the central location.
• Daily breakfasts, and meals in the itinerary (2 lunches, 1 dinner)
• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
• Water bottles during tours.
• Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
• Fully escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides in each city

Excluded

• Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
• Visa fee in Vietnam
• Tipping for driver and tour guide (AUD10/per person/day)
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
• Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
• Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
• Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of instalments when you select to book your departure tour.
First payment: You will be required to settle $200 per person deposit online through our website link.
Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment $1,500 per person after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
Final payment: You will be collected the final payment in 120 days before your departure.

However, you will have 7-day cooling off period. Please refer to “Flexible Cancellation” section.
Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

FLIGHTS, UPGRADES & EXTENSIONS
This package includes international flights from Sydney/Melbourne and surcharge $400 from Adelaide, Brisbane or other city if requested when selecting your departure city.

In this packages, we will use some different airlines such as: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air or similar airlines (20kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage).
• Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
• All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
• Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
• Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Asia Vacation Group change fee of $250 per person.
• Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Asia Vacation Group name change fee of $150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required.
• Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler’s expense.
• Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
• After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Asia Vacation Group. Asia Vacation Group reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer’s invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
• Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in.
• If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability.
• You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
• In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Asia Vacation Group will also charge a $250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline’s policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

Flight requests, amendments or preferences

We understand customers may wish to request changes to their included airfares. If you wish to fly with a certain airline, land at a certain time or change your flight in other ways we will gladly provide you with a personalized quote tailored to your specific requirements.
We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:
– Airline Preferences – You may wish to fly with a particular airline
– Cabin Preferences – These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
– Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) – You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
– Meal Requests – You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
– Seat Requests – If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

Physical Requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is AU$10/person per day. Tipping is collected by agent before travelling or the day of your arrival.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $729 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Group Size
Maximum 20 persons

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nibTravel Insurance to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply with us.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

A visa is required for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation Group and just need to pay $160 for single entry (30-day-stay-limited)

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalizing your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can pay extra for arriving early or extension your trip.
Pre-tour night: AU$140/room/night
Post-tour night: AU$140/room/night

Dates & Prices

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24 Jun 2024
Sunday
07 Jul 2024
AU$2,799
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08 Jul 2024
Sunday
21 Jul 2024
AU$3,199
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22 Jul 2024
Sunday
04 Aug 2024
AU$3,199
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06 Aug 2024
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19 Aug 2024
AU$2,799
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12 Aug 2024
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25 Aug 2024
AU$2,799
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19 Aug 2024
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01 Sep 2024
AU$2,799
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26 Aug 2024
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08 Sep 2024
AU$2,799
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02 Sep 2024
Sunday
15 Sep 2024
AU$2,799
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09 Sep 2024
Sunday
22 Sep 2024
AU$2,799
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16 Sep 2024
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29 Sep 2024
AU$2,799
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23 Sep 2024
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06 Oct 2024
AU$3,199
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07 Oct 2024
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20 Oct 2024
AU$3,199
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14 Oct 2024
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27 Oct 2024
AU$2,799
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21 Oct 2024
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03 Nov 2024
AU$2,799
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04 Nov 2024
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17 Nov 2024
AU$2,799
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18 Nov 2024
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01 Dec 2024
AU$2,799
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02 Dec 2024
Sunday
15 Dec 2024
AU$3,599
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16 Dec 2024
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29 Dec 2024
AU$3,599
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06 Jan 2025
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19 Jan 2025
AU$2,799
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10 Feb 2025
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23 Feb 2025
AU$2,799
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24 Feb 2025
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09 Mar 2025
AU$2,799
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10 Mar 2025
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23 Mar 2025
AU$2,799
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24 Mar 2025
Sunday
06 Apr 2025
AU$2,799
Monday
14 Apr 2025
Sunday
27 Apr 2025
AU$3,199
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28 Apr 2025
Sunday
11 May 2025
AU$3,199
Monday
12 May 2025
Sunday
25 May 2025
AU$2,799
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26 May 2025
Sunday
08 Jun 2025
AU$2,799
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09 Jun 2025
Sunday
22 Jun 2025
AU$2,799
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23 Jun 2025
Sunday
06 Jul 2025
AU$2,799
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07 Jul 2025
Sunday
20 Jul 2025
AU$3,299
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21 Jul 2025
Sunday
03 Aug 2025
AU$3,299
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04 Aug 2025
Sunday
17 Aug 2025
AU$2,799
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18 Aug 2025
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31 Aug 2025
AU$2,799
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08 Sep 2025
Sunday
21 Sep 2025
AU$2,799
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22 Sep 2025
Sunday
05 Oct 2025
AU$3,299
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06 Oct 2025
Sunday
19 Oct 2025
AU$3,299
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20 Oct 2025
Sunday
02 Nov 2025
AU$2,799
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10 Nov 2025
Sunday
23 Nov 2025
AU$2,799
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24 Nov 2025
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07 Dec 2025
AU$2,799
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