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australia incl. East Coast, Northern Territory & Diving

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See Australia. The Whitsunday Islands. Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu. The mighty Uluru and buzzing Sydney. And a beach that only the locals know about (second bay, on the right). Share Australia. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a week, and know them forever. Love Australia. We’re a family-owned business and we’ve been travelling the world since 1962.We’ll never stop. It’s always different. It’s always fun. It’s always an adventure. That’s the Contiki spirit.

See more, explore more at contiki.com.au/contiki-experience


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Meet

Contiki Here’s why people come from all over the world to see Australia with us.

The best bits. And more of them. Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love travelling and want to have a good time.

The best place to grab some traditional Aussie pub grub? We’ll tell you. The best place to watch the sun rise over Uluru? We’ll show you. The spot to see a breathtaking sunset in the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew don’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through an intensive training trip, so they’ve studied hard, made the grade and they’re ready to help.

Lots of holiday. Less hassle. Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around, wasting time? Not with Contiki. We do the hard work for you. So you can get on with having a good time. We know there’s lots to cover, so we’ve got smart and created a way of showing you the best by making our tours into ‘modules’. This gives you the flexibility to see exactly what you want, in your timeframe. Choose to cover the entire country with our Aussie Explorer or if you’re short on time, choose any of the tour combinations from 3-25 days.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/contiki-experience

More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash. A surf lesson on Australia’s East Coast. An Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘Bushtucker tour’. An Aussie wine and cheese tasting and Great Barrier Reef marine interpreter lecture. All included (plus more). You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 6 and 8-9. Then there are the extras you can’t buy. Like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel.


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Still exploring. 48 years on. Free time. Your time. All our tours have free time, every day. So you’ll get plenty of time to do your own thing. Explore the backstreets, find a great place for a bite, or just sit back and chill. It’s your free time, and it’s completely flexible. There’s even more things you can do with our Explore More optional activities (pages 10-11). Whatever you’re into - art, adventure sports, music or food - we’ll sort it out and we’ve negotiated great prices for you.

In 1962 New Zealander John Anderson went to London. He had an idea. He hired a minibus. He filled it with young people who wanted to travel. They toured Europe together. And Contiki was born. 48 years later, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to even more places in Australia - and beyond. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we’re trusted by travellers all over the world.

Find your way around 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12 13 14

Know. Then go. Check contiki.com.au to see our latest tours, and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go). We travel to over 40 countries throughout the world, across 5 continents. In 2010/11 our new 9 day Best of Oz tour, is perfect for an in-depth look at the key Aussie hotspots. As well as lots of meals & activities, it includes 2 domestic flights, so you can enjoy more time in the places that count. See p40-41.

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Australia & Contiki Meet Contiki Only with Contiki. Compare Contiki Included highlights & sightseeing Explore More optional activities Your Contiki crew & transport About contiki.com.au Travelling responsibly Festivals & events Low cost air Departure points & stay longer options

Our Northern Territory tours

Days

16-17 18-19 20 21

11 6 5

This is the Northern Territory Territory & Outback Alice & Kakadu Alice & Uluru

Our East Coast tours

Days

22-23 22 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34 35 36 37

3 16 14 12 11 9 7 3 10 5

This is the East Coast Whitsunday Sailing Reefs & Rainforests Beaches & Reefs Cairns Sunshine Trail Coast & Whitsundays Island & Rainforest Magical Tropics Rainforest Adventure Bridge to Reef City to Surf

Our East Coast/ Northern Territory combinations

Days

38-39 40-41 42

24/25 9 15

Aussie Explorer New Tour Best of Oz Ocean to Outback

More ways to travel

Days

Want to dive, or explore a city in-depth? You can... 44 Learn to Dive/Dive to Adventure 45 Sydney New Year Sydney Explorer Melbourne Explorer

3/5 4 4 4

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Got a question? Booking conditions How to book


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Only with Contiki

Our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions are exactly what we say they are. They’re only with Contiki. Check our exclusive experiences below & in the ‘Only with Contiki’ section on the tour pages to see what’s exclusive to Contiki that we’ve included in your tour.

rn Station Special stopover Langmo

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast

Learn more at contiki.com.au/onlywithcontiki Learn to surf lesson

Australia ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Traditional Aussie morning tea & lamingtons at Devils Marbles

Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘bushtucker tour’ experience in Alice Springs

Guided night eco-walk on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island

Wine & cheese tasting at ‘Little Morgue Winery’ – a converted Gothic morgue & chapel on the Sunshine Coast

Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa

Aussie Outback experience: Langmorn Station Special Stopover Touch fish, coral & learn about the Great Barrier Reef with a Qualified Marine Interpreter talk Entry & guided visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Uncover Kings Cross’ history of fame, mysteries & crime on a walking tour, with a drink at the ‘Sugarmill’ Aboriginal cultural experience

Walking tour, Sydney

Check out our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions on the tour pages.


Compare Contiki

breakfast. Transport. Tickets to see the sights. Accommodation. Travelling on your own adds up - fast. We’ve compared a typical day on your own in a key city to a day on a Contiki tour. See (and save) the difference.

and see how far your money goes Breakfast

Gold Coast

Sydney

Cairns

A$ 20.00

A$ 17.50

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Scrambled eggs, toast, coffee & juice at Adria café

Fruit & yoghurt, coffee & juice at Splash Cafe

Fully cooked breakfast, coffee & juice at Pankes in Paradise

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35.00

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A$ 149.00

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AAT Kings Sydney morning city sights & Bondi tour

Tropical Horizons Cairns & Cape Tribulation sightseeing day tour

Adventure Duck land & water city sightseeing tour of the canals

1 night’s accommodation

A$ 120.00

A$ 120.00

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At Base Backpackers Sydney (double room with en-suite)

At Gilligans (hotel room with ensuite)

At Sleeping Inn (twin-share with ensuite)

Day travel pass

A$ 15.00

A$ 6.80

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Cityrail bus/train/ferry travel day pass

City travel day pass

Multi zone day travel pass

Sightseeing

(avg. Price of budget hotel/hostel)

25.00

Dinner

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(2 Courses and a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

At Una’s Restaurant

Youth bus pass

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Total cost when travelling your way

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Contiki’s unbeatable cost saving price

20.50

Based on Greyhound Pass (Sydney-Cairns valid 45 days, travelling for 20 days)

264 p/d

80.00

18.00

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It gets even better

Pay early. Save more.

Save up to A$379 on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave or save up to A$189 on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount.

2 tours. Save more. Book 2 Contiki trips (of 10 days or longer) at the same time. Save A$100 on your booking.

Book together. Save more.

Same tour? Same time? Book together to get group discounts. 4 or more Everyone saves 5%.

32.00

A$

At Rattle’n’Hum Restaurant

A$

At George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant

20.50

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34 5p/d

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Based on Greyhound Pass (Sydney-Cairns valid 45 days, travelling for 20 days)

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35.00

20.50

Based on Greyhound Pass (Sydney-Cairns valid 45 days, travelling for 20 days)

206p/d

Contiki’s Australia from A$140 p/d*

Prices and exchange rates validated at 2nd February, 2010 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on a Reefs & Rainforests tour daily cost.

7 or more Everyone saves 7.5%. 10 or more Everyone saves 10%. Or invite an 11th person for free. It’s up to you. The facts: all these discounts apply to the land tour price (eg: not flights). You can combine group discounts, multi tour discounts & early payment discounts on tours of 10 days or longer.

Reverse tours. Save up to A$150 when you take a Contiki Australia tour in reverse from the brochured itinerary. Reverse itineraries start from the Northern cities of Darwin, Cairns & The Whitsundays. Itineraries that can be done in reverse are marked on the relevant tour pages.

Our guarantees Definite Departures We are always updating tours online to a guaranteed to go, Definite Departure status. So you can confidently book ahead & take advantage of airlines early booking deals & Contiki’s early payment discounts. Check contiki.com.au tour pages for the most up to date info on Definite Departures.

No sneaky surcharges

Contiki has guaranteed no fuel or currency surcharges on all of our coach tours (apart from the government taxes already included in the tour price). Once you’ve paid your deposit the price of your tour won’t change.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/deals


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MUST-SEE SIGHTS.

Enjoy a swim at Edith Falls

On every Contiki tour, every day, you’ll get lots of Included Highlights. They’re all included in the price of your tour. Included Highlights are the things you can’t wait to see, like the amazing Whitsunday Islands & the mystical Uluru. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, walking and sightseeing tours with a local guide, organised nights out and some entrance fees. Every day. No more to pay.

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Visit the Daintree Rainforest

Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal park

Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch its on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island

Look for Included Highlights in the itinerary section on every tour page. They’re marked in a different colour, like this.

Aboriginal bushtucker talk

Shopping in Noosa


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Partying on the Gold Coast

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Coffs Harbour’s iconic ‘Big Banana’

Fraser Island

Hippy culture in Byron Bay

Hike through Kata Tjuta

Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu

Morning tea at the Devils Marbles

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Learn to throw a boomerang

Why not share your experiences with other travellers. check out contiki.com.au/community

Cuddling a koala on the Gold Coast

Visit the world-famous Whitsundays

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES As well as all the Included Highlights on our tours, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing – every day.

Sail the Whitsunday Islands

Spend more time at one of your new favourite sights, wander round the shops, or just relax. You can also make the most of your free time with our Explore More optional activities. They help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. We’ve handpicked them because they’re the things our past Contiki travellers loved. Best of all, we’ve negotiated great prices and we can organise everything for you. Hot air balloon ride at dawn

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow

NB - remember, some of our optional extras can be physically demanding and involve some risk. It’s important to check your insurance covers you for adventure activities.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/exploremore

Snorkelling the reef


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Semi-submersible reef cruise

Scenic helicopter flight

Jungle surfing

Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

Champagne & sunset at Uluru Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef 4WD Fraser Island’s beaches ‘Surf’ the sandunes at Port Stephens Sail the Whitsunday Islands

Camel ride in the Outback

Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane joyflight Hot air balloon ride at dawn Rainforest 4WD trip Tandem skydive over Cairns

Scenic flight over Kakadu Camel ride in the outback Cruise Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Ride a Harley in the Red Centre

Trip to white-sand Whitehaven Beach Whitewater rafting

Sydney Harbour jet boat ride

on the bottom of every tour page

Aussie Steakhouse dinner Guided rainforest eco-hike Shoal Bay dolphin watching cruise Bungy jump in Cairns

Cable-zip through the rainforest Horseriding trek in Cairns

Quad-bike adventure in Kings Canyon Aboriginal dot painting lesson Quad bike adventure, Kings Canyon

Jetboat ride on Sydney Harbour


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YOUR CREW. WHO’S WHO? Your Contiki crew don’t just organise your trip, they’re part of it. They’re young, friendly and they’ve done their homework on where you’re going to help you find what you’re after. The result? You’ll have more time to enjoy each place.

“Hi I’m Mark, your Tour Manager” Not everyone’s cut out to join Contiki’s Crew. We need to make it through some pretty intensive training. We’re tested on the road, so we go where you go and see what you see – and know everything about it.”

“Always looking for ways to make your trip hassle-free.”

“I live, eat and breathe travel. It runs through my veins.”

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as your walking, talking guidebook. They’re there to help you make the most of each day. That’s because they know their stuff – facts on where you’re going, the best things to see & ideas for your free time.

Tour Driver “I look after every detail, so it all runs smoothly. You just enjoy your holiday.”

“Contiki’s training is the toughest in the industry.(If we don’t pass, we don’t travel)”

“I’m here to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know what a kangaroo keeps in its pouch? Or how a boomerang works? I’ve got the answers.”

“Like to get a handle on the lingo? I’ll give you a few words and phrases to try out with the locals.”

“I’m about the same age as you, so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re after. And I want everyone to have a great trip.”

“Tour over meet from

Managers come from all the globe, so you’ll a cool mix of people many cultures.”

“I’m just one part of a bigger Contiki crew, all working together to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.”

“Sure, we’ve got an itinerary, but I keep things flexible when I can. I’ll move stuff around to suit the group and the day.”

Handling jam-packed city streets & fast-moving freeways, our drivers know their way around. Best of all, they’ll drop you at your door, so you won’t have to lug your bags around. Sit back until your next stop.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/crew

TRANSPORT— GETTING THERE. Modern coaches Chat, sit back with your iPod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you’re going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-con coaches are the best in Oz & we update our fleet regularly to make sure they’re environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats & power points for ‘charging on the go’. Just don’t forget your adaptor.

FRESH FOOD— EVERYDAY. All our tours include breakfast most days & lots of evening meals – including a self-cook Aussie BBQ. We don’t include every meal, especially lunches, for a reason. We give you the flexibility to explore in your free time, meet some locals & try all kinds of new foods, unique to the places you visit.


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Contiki community

Online check-in

Join Contiki’s community online & get advice from Contiki travellers & read their comments. See tour photos & meet people on your tour before you leave home.

Booked your tour? Give us your details before you go & you’ll save time when you start your tour, with Contiki Check-in.

We’ve also got our very own wiki: Contikipedia. From the big questions (backpack or suitcase) to the little ones, you’ll find answers on there. You’ll also find detailed trip itineraries, competitions, videos & more.

Join in at contiki.com.au

We’ll give you tips to help you get ready for your trip & you can find out who else is on your tour on the Contiki Community. Plus you’ll get perks, like discounts on luggage, guidebooks & movies – that sort of stuff. And we’ll send you invites to Contiki-only events & competitions. Check-in online. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes. Visit contiki.com.au/check-in

Contiki operate modern, fuel efficient coaches!

Small footprint. Big commitment. Our Foundation. We’re founding partners of the non-profit Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation. So far the Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world. Since the Foundation commenced in 2008, it has; – Helped to protect over 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil – Supported indigenous sustainable tourism in The Kimberley, Australia – Supported the construction of 3 conservation wildlife research camps in Northern Botswana – Supported restoration of one of Venice’s finest art treasures, Monument to Canova – Helped develop sustainable tourism practices as a primary sponsor for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Learn more at tltc.com/foundation.

Check out contiki.com.au/ responsible travel

A Proud Member of

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it. Compared to cars, planes and trains, coaches have the lowest carbon emissions. Coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern, air-conditioned coaches are some of the best in Australia. We make sure our coaches are efficient & exceed strict emission regulations. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For the whole story see contiki.com.au/responsibletravel.


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Low cost airlines fly to many Australian cities where Contiki tours start & finish, including Sydney, Cairns, Darwin & Alice Springs. There's also flights to The Whitsunday Coast & Hamilton Island (both access The Whitsundays), as well as Brisbane & the Gold Coast (accessing Surfers Paradise). Low Cost airlines also work with our Northern Territory tours too!

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If you're thinking about doing Contiki in New Zealand, then low cost airlines can connect you from many Australian cities to Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington.

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Festivals & events There’s lots of music festivals & sporting events happening throughout the year in Australia - it’s part of the culture. Why not get in on the action & combine one of these great events before, after or during your Contiki tour.

Big Day Out Held every summer, it’s a showcase for homegrown musical talent mixing it with some of the best acts in the world (January or February).

Sporting events Sport is like a religion in Australia & there’s plenty of events happening all year round. From every kind of football (Aussie Rules, Rugby League & Rugby Union), to V8 super cars (Feb-Sept). There’s cricket (Nov-Feb) & the Australian Open tennis (Jan), plus so much more.

Uluru

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites We include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites in our Contiki itineraries, not just so you can enjoy visiting & learning about these unique places, but also because conservation counts. It’s why we’ve chosen to help UNESCO with their efforts by contributing significant funding towards their restoration work in Venice (through our involvement with The Leading Travel Companies WORLD Conservation Foundation).

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/festivals-events

Look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages.

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HERITAGE SITES VISITED


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Hotel departure points & stay longer options Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts and how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday and stay longer either before or after your tour. Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your tour. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com.au/staylonger and contiki.com.au/departurepoints.

AUSTRALIA Alice Springs All Seasons Oasis, 10 Gap Road, Alice Springs: Nestled in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges, this hotel’s features include a tennis court, swimming pool and heated spa. Rooms are air-conditioned and have TV, direct dial telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Getting there: The All Seasons Oasis is 12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs Airport. The Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$15). A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$25. Alice Springs Departures: Start at 8.00am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Uluru (AEAD version). Start at 9.00am: Alice & Kakadu. Start at 1.30pm: Alice & Uluru (AEDA version). Stay longer rates: Quad: A$45 Twin: A$65 Single: A$120

Cairns Cairns Colonial Club Resort, 18-26 Cannon St., Manunda: Situated within 10 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, the resort is only 6kms from the centre of Cairns. Features include 3 lagoon swimming pools, a tennis court, fitness centre, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a free bus service into town. Getting there: The Cairns Colonial Club Resort is 6km (4 miles) from Cairns International Airport. The Colonial Club free shuttle meets most flights and is generally found adjacent to the baggage claim area. A taxi to the hotel is approx A$15. Cairns Departures: Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Island & Rainforest, Rainforest Adventure. Start at 12.00 noon: Beaches & Reefs, Cairns Sunshine Trail, Magical Tropics. Stay longer rates: Quad: A$39 Twin: A$70 Single: A$140

Darwin Quality Frontier Darwin, 3 Buffalo Court, Darwin: Conveniently located, the Frontier Darwin’s rooms are all air-conditioned with TV’s and in-house movies. The hotel has a large swimming pool, restaurants, public bar and beer garden. Getting there: The Quality Frontier Darwin is 13km (8 miles) from Darwin International Airport. Darwin Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$11). A taxi fare is approx A$25. Darwin Departures: Start at 7.30am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Kakadu, Aussie Explorer. Stay longer rates: Quad: A$49 Twin: A$75 Single: A$145

Melbourne The Causeway 353 Hotel, 353 Little Collins Street, Melbourne is one of the city’s newest modern boutique hotels located in the central business district close to the Bourke Street Mall. Set amongst an array of shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres, and boasting modern comfortable rooms featuring LCD TV's, mini-bar, and king size beds with fluffy duvet. The hotel facilities include a large modern gym with the latest equipment, steam room plus restaurant open for breakfast. Getting there: The Causeway 353 Hotel is 20km (12 miles) from Melbourne International Airport.

Skybus operates regular city transfers that take about 20 mins and cost A$16.00 one way or A$26.00 return. Taxis cost approximately A$45.00 one way. Melbourne Departures: Check in from 3.00pm: Melbourne Explorer. Stay longer rates: Twin: A$80 Single: A$160

Surfers Paradise Australis Sovereign Hotel, 138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise: Located a 10 minute walk from the action of central Surfers, the hotel features a lagoon style pool with beach area, heated spa and sauna, restaurant and bar. Getting there: There are two airports servicing Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast airport is approx 12km (7 miles) or 30 minutes drive south, and transfer shuttles cost approx A$18 one way. Brisbane airport is approx 90km (56 miles) or one and a half hours north, and transfer shuttles cost approx A$39 one way. There is also an airport train to the Gold Coast, costing A$26. Alight at Nerang Station then it’s a 12km taxi ride into Surfers Paradise. Surfers Paradise Departures: Start at 4.30pm: Cairns Sunshine Trail.

Sydney The Holiday Inn Potts Point, Corner Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point: Ideally positioned in the heart of Potts Point and Kings Cross entertainment precincts with the Sydney CBD close by, the Holiday Inn features a restaurant and bar. Rooms are air-conditioned, with ensuite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, colour TV and mini bar. Getting there: The Holiday Inn Potts Point is 16km (10 miles) from Sydney International Airport. Shuttle buses meet all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (from approx A$13). Also available is the airport link rail service which travels to Sydney Central Station then change trains for Kings Cross Station located directly under the hotel (approx A$14.80). The taxi fare from the airport terminals to Holiday Inn Potts Point is approx A$45. Sydney Departures: Start at 7.00am: Reefs & Rainforests, Beaches & Reefs, Coast & Whitsundays, City to Surf, Aussie Explorer. Start at 5.00pm (check in from 3.00pm): Ocean to Outback, Bridge to Reef, Sydney New Years Eve, Best of Oz. Check in from 3.00pm: Sydney Explorer. Stay longer rates: Triple: A$59 Twin: A$75 Single: A$139

Whitsundays Island Versions: Getting there: Our hotel is Daydream Island Resort. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Daydream Island, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island, approx A$50.

For more go to contiki.com.au/departurepoints & contiki.com.au/staylonger

Start at 5.00pm at Daydream Island: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Island stay versions). Two night sailing versions: Getting there: Check in is at the Pro Sail office, shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach. Clients should call Pro Sail on 1800 810 116 or 07 4946 7533 if there are any problems. Check in by 3pm at Airlie Beach: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Sailing versions).

• Rates are per person per night including private facilities. • Rooms are available in Australia for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights in Sydney & Cairns, & 1 night in Melbourne, Alice Springs & Darwin. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of A$30. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before and/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room booking must be made at the same time. • All hotels are subject to availability & where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.


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This is the Northern Territory

3 amazing tours from 5 to 11 days to travel For more ways 43-45 Contiki see p.

Ubirr’s sacred Aboriginal rock art

Darwin – Alice Springs – Kings Canyon – Uluru – Kakadu

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It’s different out here. From the endless space and changing colours of the Outback and Red Centre, to the awesome national parks of the tropical Top End. The Territory is Australia’s natural and cultural capital. With more than 40,000 years of indigenous history to discover, an unbelievable diversity of wildlife and mystical landscapes, combined with some of our friendly Aussie characters - you’re in for a once in a lifetime experience.


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Darwin

TOP ACCOMMODATION. On our Northern Territory tours you’ll sleep in amazing places like.... Station – Under the stars in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ at Kings Creek Parks al Nation u Kakad or Tjuta – In the heart of Uluru-Kata – An outback oasis in Alice Springs – A quality, centrally located Darwin hotel

All Seasons Oasis, Alice Springs

There’s loads more online at contiki.com.au/ausaccommodation Outback camp, Kings Canyon

COOL STUFF TO DO et at – Sip champagne watching the suns spectacular Uluru your – Have a ‘tinny’ and share a ‘yarn’ with new ‘mates’ the Kakadu – Watch for wildlife like crocodiles in Kings Canyon wetlands. – Go walkabout and eat bush foods. r or hot-air balloon. – Take a birdseye view from a helicopte Canyon. – Climb the walls of awesome Kings onal Park Nati – Swim in a waterhole in Litchfield art. – Study Ubirr’s sacred Aboriginal rock -meets-West city culture. – Mix it up with Darwin’s fusion of East – Ride a camel in the outback – See desert animals – Cruise Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

And that’s just the beginning...

Aurora Kakadu

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Ride a camel in the outback

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11 Days Territory & Outback

ys * a D 11 $1445 A Day from / 2 3 1 A$ Your choice You can start this tour in Darwin & travel it in reverse.

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P Litchfield N.P 1 KATHERINE Mataranka

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime bushtucker’ tour • Traditional Aussie morning tea at Devils Marbles

NORTHERN TERRITORY 1 TENNANT CREEK

Great Barrier Reef

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Ti Tree Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Kata Tjuta

2

QUEENSLAND

2 ALICE SPRINGS

ULURU

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES

Tasman Sea

contiki.com.au/territory

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

KINGS CANYON: Camel ride through an outback station ULURU: A guided helicopter flight over Uluru & Kata Tjuta


19 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki Crew & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill lookout See Alice Springs Telegraph Station Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap Visit West MacDonnell National Park Cocktail making competition Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out west to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke River - the oldest river in the world Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 4: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Pit stop at a fascinating institution in outback travel, the traditional Australian Roadhouse, on the return trip to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Day 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Opt in to see the sunrise over the MacDonnell Ranges from a hot air balloon. Tonight’s stay is in Tennant Creek surrounded by million-acre cattle stations & Aboriginal communities. Hotel (D) Visit the small art gallery in Ti Tree to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos Maybe sight a UFO in the town of Wycliffe Well Visit the Devils Marbles rock formation Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek

Day 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory before dipping into the refreshing Mataranka Thermal Pools. Continue on to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B) Visit Daly Waters - the famous outback pub Chill out & swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey - the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Day 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Then it’s on to Kakadu National Park via Edith or Gunlom Falls. Hotel (B,D) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Entry to Kakadu National Park (fee included) Day 9: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes, abundance of wildlife & arguably Australia's best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B) Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles & native birds Day 10: Kakadu National Park to Darwin Wind your way to Darwin, an exotic, diverse place that combines East & West & attracts people from all over the country. Tonight maybe try your luck at the casino or go dancing & party the night away. Hotel (B) Visit Darwin Museum, home to the Cyclone Tracy display Day 11: Darwin to Litchfield National Park Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept secret, Litchfield National Park & plunge into the cool pool of water below Florence Falls. Then it’s back to Darwin where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See the unique, huge termite mounds See Litchfield’s rainforests & rock formations Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

Northern Territory 11 Days Territory & Outback 10 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 4 dinners Katherine Gorge cruise

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

2

Hot air ballooning

When to go and how much Code: TEAD 2010/11

Code: TEDA 2010/11

Start A.Springs

Finish Darwin

A$ pp*

Start Darwin

Finish A.Springs

A$ pp*

2010 APR 4 MAY 2 MAY 30 JUN 27 JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 19 OCT 17 NOV 14 DEC 12

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP SEP OCT NOV DEC

14 12 9 7 4 1 29 27 24 22

1515 1515 1515 1515 1479 1479 1479 1479 1445 1445

2010 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1 DEC 29

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

3 1 29 26 24 21 18 16 13 11 8

1515 1515 1515 1515 1479 1479 1479 1479 1445 1445 1445

2011 JAN 9 FEB 6 MAR 6 APR 3 MAY 1 MAY 29 JUN 26 JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18

JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28

1445 1445 1445 1545 1545 1545 1545 1519 1519 1519

2011 JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7

FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17

1445 1445 1445 1545 1545 1545 1519 1519 1519

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$149. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$75. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 45.

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add A$865 (add A$279 twin-share). TEAD: Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. TEDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

*

Kakadu scenic flight

Meet the locals

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & MacDonnell Range KATHERINE: Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area Go to contiki.com.au/territory-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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6 Days

Northern Territory 6 Days Alice & Kakadu 5 nights accomm 5 breakfasts 2 dinners

Alice & Kakadu

Kakadu National Park

What’s included All as per itinerary • 5 nights multi-share hotel accommodation Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 5 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Only with Contiki • Traditional Aussie morning tea at Devils Marbles

Litchfield N.P

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P 1 KATHERINE Daly Waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Your Choice You can start the tour in Alice Springs and travel it in reverse

ys 6 Da $899* A Day from 50/ 1 $ A

1 TENNANT CREEK Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Ti Tree

Alice Springs

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/kakadu

Itinerary and included sightseeing

When to go and how much Code: AKDA 2010/11

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$89. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$45. See page 7 for details.

Gulf of Carpentaria

Mataranka

Code: AKAD 2010/11

Start Darwin

Finish A.Springs

A$ pp*

2010 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1 DEC 29

MAR 29 APR 26 MAY 24 JUN 21 JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13 OCT 11 NOV 8 DEC 6 JAN 3

945 945 945 945 919 919 919 919 899 899 899

2011 JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7

JAN 31 FEB 28 MAR 28 APR 25 MAY 23 JUN 20 JUL 18 AUG 15 SEP 12

899 899 899 965 965 965 949 949 949

Start A.Springs

Finish Darwin

A$ pp*

2010 APR 9 MAY 7 JUN 4 JUL 2 JUL 30 AUG 27 SEP 24 OCT 22 NOV 19 DEC 17

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP SEP OCT NOV DEC

14 12 9 7 4 1 29 27 24 22

945 945 945 919 919 919 919 919 899 899

2011 JAN 14 FEB 11 MAR 11 APR 8 MAY 6 JUN 3 JUL 1 JUL 29 AUG 26 SEP 23

JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28

899 899 899 965 965 965 949 949 949 949

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add A$449 (add A$139 twin-share). AKDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 2:00pm. AKAD: Start Alice Springs 9:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

*

Devils Marbles

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Day 1: Darwin & Litchfield National Park Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept secret, Litchfield National Park & plunge into the cool pool of water below Florence Falls. Head back to Darwin & get ready for a night out on the town. Hotel See the unique, huge termite mounds See Litchfield’s rainforests & sandstone formations Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls Day 2: Darwin to Kakadu National Park Today, hit the streets of tropical Darwin, an exotic, diverse place that combines East & West & attracts people from all over the country. Then wind your way to Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B,D) Darwin city tour See Darwin’s harbour & the East Point Military Reserve Visit Darwin Museum, home to the Cyclone Tracy display Entry to Kakadu National Park (fee included) Day 3: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes, abundance of wildlife & arguably Australia's best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B) Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles & native birds Day 4: Kakadu National Park to Katherine Continue on, via Gunlom or Edith Falls, to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. On the way, stop & walk, or take an optional

boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Hotel (B) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Day 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek Chill out with a refreshing swim at Mataranka before stopping & ‘enjoying a coldie’ at the oldest pub in the Territory. Tonight, stay in Tennant Creek surrounded by million-acre cattle stations & local Aboriginal communities. (B,D) Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey, the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Visit Daly Waters - famous outback pub Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek Day 6: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs Contemplate the age-old, mythological Devils Marbles rocks before crossing the Tropic of Capricorn & arriving in Alice Springs where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See Aboriginal art & didgeridoos in Ti Tree’s local art gallery Maybe sight a UFO in Wycliffe Well!

Katherine Gorge cruise

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area KATHERINE: Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Go to contiki.com.au/kakadu-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


21 Northern Territory

5 Days

5 Days Alice & Uluru 4 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 dinners

Alice & Uluru

Swimming, Kings Canyon

What’s included Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

ys 5 Da $745* A Day from 49/ 1 $ A

Simpsons Gap KINGS CANYON 1 1 ALICE SPRINGS Kata Tjuta 2 ULURU

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/uluru

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki Crew & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital - ‘The Alice’ - famous for its remote location, its Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill lookout See Alice Springs Telegraph Station Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap Visit West MacDonnell National Park Cocktail making competition Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Day 4: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Say farewell to your new friends as your trip ends after breakfast. Or join us for a free transfer to Alice Springs where your trip ends upon arrival. (subject to availability). (B)

1

When to go and how much

Only with Contiki • Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime

Code: AEAD 2010/11

Code: AEDA 2010/11

All as per itinerary • 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 1 night in a hotel, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: Quad-share. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

bushtucker’ tour

Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

A$ pp*

Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

A$ pp*

2010 MAR 29 APR 26 MAY 24 JUN 21 JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13 OCT 11 NOV 8 DEC 6

APR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

2 30 28 25 23 20 17 15 12 10

779 779 779 779 765 765 765 765 745 745

2010 APR 4 MAY 2 MAY 30 JUN 27 JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 19 OCT 17 NOV 14 DEC 12

APR MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

8 6 3 1 29 26 23 21 18 16

779 779 779 779 765 765 765 765 745 745

2011 JAN 3 JAN 31 FEB 28 MAR 28 APR 25 MAY 23 JUN 20 JUL 18 AUG 15 SEP 12

JAN 7 FEB 4 MAR 4 APR 1 APR 29 MAY 27 JUN 24 JUL 22 AUG 19 SEP 16

745 745 745 745 795 795 795 785 785 785

2011 JAN 9 FEB 6 MAR 6 APR 3 MAY 1 MAY 29 JUN 26 JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18

JAN 13 FEB 10 MAR 10 APR 7 MAY 5 JUN 2 JUN 30 JUL 28 AUG 25 SEP 22

745 745 745 795 795 795 795 785 785 785

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$79. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$39. See page 7 for details.

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. *Single room supplement add A$375 (add A$119 twin-share). AEDA: Start Alice Springs 1:30pm & end Alice Springs 12:00 noon. AEAD: Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Alice Springs 10:00am. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Quad biking, Kings Canyon

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Uluru

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert KINGS CANYON: Explore Kings Creek Station on a quad-bike - Scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru - Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles Go to contiki.com.au/uluru-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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This is the East Coast

12 amazing tours from 3 to 25 days to travel For more ways 43-45 p. e se iki nt Co

Sydney – Surfers Paradise – The Whitsundays – Cairns – the Daintree The East Coast is where it’s at. From the big city excitement of Sydney to adventure-packed Cairns in the tropical north, with miles of sun-loving coastline and pristine national parks in between. It’s chilled out coastal towns are the perfect way to wind down and relax, or check the pace with more adventure activities than you can handle.

Optional Whitsundays sailing A great alternative to spending 2 nights at Daydream Island Resort, is our sailing option upgrade, with the chance to spend 2 days & nights onboard your own private maxi yacht. Sailing is a great way to see this Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area, with the heavenly white beaches and crystal clear waters it’s famous for. If you want to learn about sailing, the crew will teach you how to hoist the sails and grind the winches, but if you’d prefer to relax, sunbake and soak up the atmosphere – you can leave the hard work to them. Swim, snorkel or laze your way around this tropical paradise. You’ll find prices on each applicable tour page. This optional upgrade includes 2 nights multi-share accommodation (no twin available), a dedicated & professional onboard crew, freshly prepared meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners) & snorkelling equipment.

Sail the Whitsu ndays

The Daintree Rainforest


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TOP ACCOMMODATION.

Cairns Colonial Club

On our East Coast tours you’ll sleep in amazing places like.... – A working cattle farm’s traditional country homestead – Right on the beachfront at our Surf Camp – A Great Barrier Reef island resort – Amongst the Daintree rainforest at an eco-lodge s – Onboard a yacht in the picture-perfect Whitsunday Island hotels – And when in the cities, it’s quality, central

Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, Cape Tribulation

There’s loads more online at contiki.com.au/ausaccommodation Daydream Island Resort

COOL STUFF TO DO ack – Get a taste of life on a working outb cattle station. - Learn the ropes sailing around The Whitsunday Islands. st rainforest - Walk through the Daintree, the olde iling on earth. Whitsunday sa h beac the on toes your - Feel the sand between of one of many stunning beaches. World Heritage - Get wet snorkelling or diving in the f. Ree ier Barr t Listed Grea - Scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge. dunes of Fraser Island. - 4WD your heart out across the sand everyone. - Beginner or experienced – diving for , bungy & whitewater rafting. - Pump the adrenaline with skydiving as and kangaroos. - Make friends with the locals like koal

And that’s just the beginning...

Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

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Skydiving

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per A$97

day


16 Days Reefs & Rainforests

ys * a D 16 $2225 A Day from / 0 4 1 A$ Your choice You can start this tour in Sydney & travel it in reverse. Mossman Gorge Kuranda

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Great Barrier Reef talk & native fish hold • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • Entry & guided tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

contiki.com.au/reefs

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

CAIRNS: Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch - Bungy jump with panoramic views of the rainforest


25 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town popular with the rich & famous. Keep heading north along the stunning Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge, the pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 2: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Learn about the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns for the evening. Resort (B) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Days 4-5: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort Cairns city tour Day 6: Cairns to the Whitsundays Pass through Tully & Townsville en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on pretty Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Townsville city tour Visit Airlie Beach with a pumping bar & cafe scene Days 7-8: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down & catch some rays on the amazing white sand beaches of The Whitsundays. Or get your blood pumping with heaps of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B)

See native birdlife & wallabies Enjoy great resort facilities

Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 22 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Cairns:BWCW / ex Sydney:BWSW

16 Days Reefs & Rainforests 15 nights accomm 11 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 6 dinners (island option) 7 dinners (sailing option)

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour

4 wheel driving, Fraser Island

Farm tour to see a mix of farm animals & even kangaroos! Day 10: Country Homestead to Fraser Island Head back out to the coast, catch a ferry & touch down on the natural wonder of Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B) Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Day 11: Fraser Island to Noosa You could uncover Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes before we head to Noosa. Resort (B,D) See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 12: Noosa to Surfers Paradise There’s time to explore Noosa before we reach laid-back Brisbane to soak up it’s cosmopolitan vibes. Later, it’s onto the happening hub of Surfers Paradise. Resort Visit picturesque Noosa & its beach Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 13: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 14: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour Encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary before wandering through the artsy, coastal town of Byron Bay. Then continue down Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. Surf Village (B,D) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Day 15: Coffs Harbour to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) This morning we’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. This afternoon, head to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay. Resort (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option

East Coast

Day 9: The Whitsundays to Country Homestead Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields on your way to our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D)

Day 16: Shoal Bay to Sydney After taking a chance to cruise with the dolphins or trying out sandboarding in Port Stephens, finish up the day by checking out Sydney’s icons. The tour ends here & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour

When to go and how much Code: BWCS 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Code: BWSC 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 16 SEP 23 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23

APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7

2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2285 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339

2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2525 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27 JAN 10

2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439

2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2685 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2625 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739

2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29

JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14

2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2329 2329 2329 2329 2329 2329 2329 2329 2329 2329 2329 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295

2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2639 2629 2629 2629 2629 2629 2629 2629 2629 2629 2629 2629 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10

2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395 2395

2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1675/add A$495 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$1435/add A$420 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) BWCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm. BWSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights multi-share accommodation: 12 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 22) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 11 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) Sailing option: 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 7 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 1 & 2 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2

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Bungy, Cairns

WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) SURFERS PARADISE: Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour & lunch FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming Go to contiki.com.au/reefs-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Beaches & Reefs

ys * a D 14 $1995 A Day from / 3 4 1 A$ Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to A$80. Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & guided tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Great Barrier Reef talk & native fish hold

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

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PORT STEPHENS: Sandboard & ‘surf’ down the sandunes SYDNEY: Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, The Harbour Bridge (tours finishing Sydney)


27 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead A bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire Day 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven

on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island Days 9-10: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 22 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:BRSW / ex Cairns:BRCW

Day 11: The Whitsundays to Cairns Go north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the everpopular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour View Magnetic Island, an unspoilt national park, from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 12-13: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 14: Cairns See a Pamagirri dance performance, walk through the rainforest & learn about ancient Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

East Coast 14 Days Beaches & Reefs 13 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 5 dinners (island option) 6 dinners (sailing option)

Kangaroos, Gold Coast

When to go and how much Code: BRSC 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Code: BRCS 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 8

2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189

2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489

2010 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7

2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109

2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8

2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149

2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2489 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2479 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449 2449

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2109 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069

2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2409 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369 2369

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1349/add A$440 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$1109/add A$365 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) BRSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 12:00 noon. BRCS: Start Cairns 12:00 noon & end Sydney 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights multi-share accommodation: 10 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 22) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$209. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$105. See page 7 for details.

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Sandunes, Port Stephens

Great Barrier Reef

SURFERS PARADISE: Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour & lunch Spectacular tandem skydive CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise - Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners & certified divers - Dawn hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Go to contiki.com.au/beaches-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days Cairns Sunshine Trail

ys * a D 12 $1629 A Day from / 6 3 1 A$ Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to A$40.

Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Great Barrier Reef talk & native fish hold

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

Tasman Sea

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FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch


29 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Surfers Paradise Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head into the bright lights of Surfers Paradise for a great night out with your new travel buddies! Resort Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 2: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 3: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 4: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 5: Fraser Island to Country Homestead A bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire Day 6: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour

Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island Days 7-8: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 22 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Surfers P:BTSW / ex Cairns:BTCW

Day 9: The Whitsundays to Cairns Go north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour View Magnetic Island, an unspoilt national park, from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 10-11: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 12: Cairns See a Pamagirri dance performance, walk through the rainforest & learn about ancient Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

East Coast 12 Days Cairns Sunshine Trail 11 nights accomm 7 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 3 dinners (island option) 4 dinners (sailing option)

Jetskiing, The Whitsundays

When to go and how much Code: BTCS 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Code: BTSC 2010/11 All prices per person in A$* Start Finish Surfers P. Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish Tour Surfers P. Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 1 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 24 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 12 OCT 19 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 28

APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 8

1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755

2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055

2010 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 22 DEC 29 JAN 5

1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1629 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715

1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 1929 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015

2011 JAN 4 JAN 11 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27

JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8

1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719

2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5

1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679 1679

2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1189/add A$390 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$949/add A$315 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) BTSC: Start Surfers Paradise 4:30pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. BTCS: Start Cairns 12:00 noon & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 22) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) Sailing option: 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$169. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$85. See page 7 for details.

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Learn to throw a boomerang

Whitewater rafting

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible - Dawn hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast Go to contiki.com.au/sunshine-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Coast & Whitsundays

ys * a D 11 $1659 A Day from / 1 5 1 A$ Your choice You can start this tour in the Whitsundays & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to A$40. Coral Sea

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & guided tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station

Great Barrier Reef

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

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VICTORIA

PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser

Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead A bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire Day 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island Days 9-10: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 22 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:SQSW / ex W’suns:SQCW

Day 11: The Whitsundays The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

East Coast 11 Days Coast & Whitsundays 10 nights accomm 8 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 5 dinners (island option) 6 dinners (sailing option)

Dolphin watching cruise

When to go and how much Code: SQSC 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Code: SQCS 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Start Sydney

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start W’suns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 JAN 5

1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785

2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085

2010 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 18 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28

APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7

1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1659 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745

2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5

1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749

2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2085 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049

2011 JAN 11 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27

JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1745 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709

2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 22) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 8 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$169. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$85. See page 7 for details.

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. *Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1045/add A$330 twin-share.

Learn to surf

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$805/add A$255 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) SQSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. SQCS: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Sydney 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Byron Bay

SURFERS PARADISE: Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane joyflight (with acrobatic ‘loop the loops’)! - Spectacular tandem skydive - Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour & lunch FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with lunch Go to contiki.com.au/coast-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


9 Days Island & Rainforest

ys 69* a D 9 3 1 $ A Day from / 3 5 1 A$ Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns & travel it in reverse. Mossman Gorge Kuranda

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND NORTHERN TERRITORY

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Great Australian Bight

contiki.com.au/island

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

NEW SOUTH WALES

Tasman Sea

VICTORIA

WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent)


33 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: The Whitsundays Meet up with your Contiki Crew & new travel buddies on Daydream Island, a slice of heaven in the magnificent Whitsundays. Resort (D) Days 2-3: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down & catch some rays on the amazing white sand beaches of The Whitsundays. Or get your blood pumping with heaps of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) See native birdlife & wallabies Enjoy great resort facilities

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsundays sailing option! See page 22 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:FNSW / ex Cairns:FNCW

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See the unspoilt national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting

Days 5-6: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 7: Cairns to Cape Tribulation See the Pamagirri dancers & learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then travel along the stunning Coral Sea to gushing Mossman Gorge, pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 8: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 9: Cape Tribulation to Cairns There’s free time this morning in the Daintree, before heading down to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town popular with the rich & famous. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms

East Coast 9 Days Island & Rainforest 8 nights accomm 6 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 2 dinners (island option) 3 dinners (sailing option)

Semi-submersible cruise

When to go and how much Code: FNSC 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Code: FNCS 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 19 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19

APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27

1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439

1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739

2010 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 16 SEP 23 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23

APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 31

1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1369 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439

1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1669 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3

1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409

1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709

2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29

JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1429 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409 1409

1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1729 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709 1709

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 22) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) Sailing option: 6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 7, 8 & 9 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$139. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$69. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you could dive the Great Barrier Reef on one of our dive trips. See page 44.

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. *Single room supplement (tour only) add A$925/add A$295 twin-share.

Whitewater rafting, Tully

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$685/add A$220 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) FNSC: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 4:00pm. FNCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Great Barrier Reef

CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or coral viewing by semi-submersible Hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast Go to contiki.com.au/island-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


34

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

7 Days

East Coast Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS

7 Days Magical Tropics 6 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 1 dinner (island option) 2 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights quad-share resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 22) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) Sailing option: 4 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$99. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$49. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 45.

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND

When to go and how much Code: NWSC 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Code: NWCS 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 19 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19

APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019

1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319

2010 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 31

995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019

1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1269 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999

1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30

1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999

1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1319 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1315 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$745/add A$260 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$505/add A$185 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) NWSC: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. NWCS: Start Cairns 12:00 noon & end Whitsundays 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

*

The Tropics

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Magical Tropics

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ys 7 Da $969* A Day from 39/ 1 $ A

contiki.com.au/magical

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: The Whitsundays Meet up with your Contiki Crew & new travel buddies on Daydream Island, a slice of heaven in the magnificent Whitsundays. Get to know other travellers & your group tonight at the bar, over drinks. Resort (D) Days 2-3: The Whitsundays Slow it down & catch some rays on the amazing white sand beaches & in the clear turquoise waters of The Whitsundays. Or get your blood pumping with heaps of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B)(B) See native birdlife & wallabies Enjoy great resort facilities

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option

Townsville city tour See the unspoilt national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 5-6: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 7: Cairns See the Pamagirri dancers & learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then it's back to Cairns where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 22 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:NWSW / ex Cairns:NWCW

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to Townsville, a happening city that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns gateway to two of the world’s greatest natural attractions, The Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree Rainforest. Resort (B)

Aboriginal dancers

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - Whitewater raft the Tully River - Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch - Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners & certified divers - Guided horse & quad-bike tours - Bungy jump Go to contiki.com.au/magical-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

3 Days

East Coast Mossman Gorge Kuranda

Rainforest Adventure

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Coral Sea

Cairns Great Barrier Reef

3 Days Rainforest Adventure 2 nights accomm 2 breakfasts & 1 dinner

When to go and how much What’s included

ys 3 Da $415* A Day from 39/ 1 $ A

contiki.com.au/rainforest

Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town. Keep heading north along the stunning Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge, the pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 2: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests.

Port Douglas

QUEENSLAND

Code: CYSC 2010/11

Code: CYCS 2010/11

Itinerary and included sightseeing

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Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Learn about the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

2010 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 16 SEP 23 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23

MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 435 435 435 435 435 435

2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 22 SEP 29

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 1

435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

2010 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27

425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 415 435 435 435 435 435 435

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26

435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 435 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425

All as per itinerary • 2 nights multi-share resort accommodation Basis: Quad-share. Twin/single also available at additional cost. More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned mini coach • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$39. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$19. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 45.

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. *Single room supplement add A$189 (add A$45 twin-share). CYCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Cairns 5:00pm. CYSC: Start Cairns 8:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Kuranda Skyrail

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Didgeridoo, Cairns

CAIRNS: Bungy jump with panoramic views of the rainforest CAPE TRIBULATION: Cable zip line via flying foxes through the rainforest from floor to canopy

Go to contiki.com.au/rainforest-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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10 Days

East Coast 10 Days Bridge to Reef 9 nights accomm 7 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Bridge to Reef

Sydney Harbour

What’s included All as per itinerary • 9 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in a hotel & 6 nights in resorts Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight & transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

WHITSUNDAYS

3

ys * a D 10 $1399 A Day from 40/ 1 $ A

(Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND

d lude t inc fligh ic t es Dom

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

3 SYDNEY

Places visited VICTORIA 1 1 or more nightstops

Tasman Sea

contiki.com.au/bridge-to-reef

Only with Contiki • Walking tour of Kings Cross, with a drink at the Sugarmill

Itinerary and included sightseeing

When to go and how much Code: BRRI 2010/11

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$139. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$69. See page 7 for details.

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

2010 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

1435 1435 1435 1435 1399 1399 1399 1399 1469 1469

3 1 29 26 24 21 18 16 13 11

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

2011 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8

FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17

1469 1469 1469 1459 1459 1459 1439 1439 1439

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. *Single room supplement add A$945 (add A$315 twin-share). Start Sydney 5:00pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Flight included Domestic flight (as marked on the map) is included in the tour price.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you could dive the Great Barrier Reef on one of our dive trips. See p.44.

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Day 1: Sydney Check-in to the hotel, then head out to spend the afternoon exploring Sydney. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a night on the town. Hotel (D) Days 2-3: Sydney Take in Sydney’s amazing icons on a guided sightseeing tour & harbour cruise. Then hit the streets & see this dazzling city for yourself - the beaches are at the city’s doorstep, the street cafés buzz & the nightlife rocks! You could venture out of Sydney for a fun day trip to the famous Hunter Valley vineyards or picturesque Blue Mountains. Hotel (B) (B) Hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour to see the Sydney Opera House, historic Rocks area & Harbour Bridge Cruise on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world - Sydney Harbour Day 4: Sydney to the Whitsundays Enjoy Sydney for one last morning at some of the great museums or ‘flex the plastic’ shopping. Then hop on a flight & head to the tropical Whitsundays where you’ll find a slice of heaven on Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Flight from Sydney to The Whitsundays Days 5-6: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Day 7: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns – home to plenty of action & the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B) Days 8-9: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 10: Cairns Spend the morning experiencing fascinating Aboriginal culture up close. See a Pamagirri dance performance, walk through the rainforest & learn about ancient Aboriginal history & traditions. Then return to Cairns where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

Snorkelling, Cairns

SYDNEY: Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, The Harbour Bridge - Adrenalinepumping harbour jet boat ride WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch - Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River

Go to contiki.com.au/bridge-to-reef-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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5 Days

East Coast 5 Days City to Surf 4 nights accomm 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners

City to Surf

Sea kayaking safari

What’s included

QUEENSLAND SURFERS PARADISE 2

ys 5 Da $789* A Day from 58/ 1 $ A

Currumbin Byron Bay

COFFS HARBOUR 1 NEW SOUTH WALES PORT STEPHENS 1 Sydney Tasman Sea

VICTORIA Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/surf

All as per itinerary • 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in resorts & 1 night in a surf school village Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 3 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’

Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit a wildlife sanctuary - cuddle a koala & see kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils & more! Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Visit Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 5: Surfers Paradise The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much

• ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Code: BSSB 2010/11 Start Sydney

Finish Surfers P.

A$ pp*

Start Sydney

Finish Surfers P.

A$ pp*

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 30

809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 829 829 829 829 829 829

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29

829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809 809

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$79. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$39. See page 7 for details.

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. *Single room supplement add A$425 (add A$119 twin-share). Start Sydney 7:00am & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Surfers Paradise

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Dracula’s cabaret show

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PORT STEPHENS: Sandboard & ‘surf’ down the sandunes COFFS HARBOUR: Learn to surf lesson SURFERS PARADISE: Dracula’s comedy cabaret show & dinner - Spectacular tandem skydive - Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - Guided sea-kayak safari Go to contiki.com.au/surf-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


25 Days Aussie Explorer combining the East Coast & Northern Territory

ys * a D 25 $3815 A Day from 53/ 1 $ A d ude incl t h g c fli esti Dom

Flight included! Domestic flight (as marked on the map) is included in the tour price.

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P 1 KATHERINE

Litchfield N.P

Mataranka

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Australian wine & cheese tasting • Noosa surf club dinner & champagne • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Great Barrier Reef talk & fish hold • Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime bushtucker’ tour • Aussie morning tea at Devils Marbles

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

3 CAIRNS

1 TENNANT CREEK

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 Kata Tjuta

2

QUEENSLAND

3 ALICE SPRINGS

COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

ULURU

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

contiki.com.au/aussie-explorer

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch


39 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew, check out Sydney’s icons & head north to Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Age-organic lifestyle & artsy shops. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is a traveller’s paradise & the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’! Resort Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a fascinating demonstration of Australia’s national gemstone, the Opal Visit picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead Arrive at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine local hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour - see farm animals & kangaroos! Evening bonfire with music & a bar Day 8: Country Homestead to Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 22 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:EXSX / ex Darwin:EXDX

Days 9-10: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out, & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies Day 11: Whitsundays to Cairns Further north, it’s Townsville next, a happening city that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See Magnetic Island from the Castle Hill overlook area in Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 12-13: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns offers great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 14: Cairns to Alice Springs Chill in Cairns, then hop on a flight to Alice Springs & your ‘Territory’ adventure. Hotel Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs Day 15: Alice Springs Explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, populated by Aussie characters & is the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (B,D) Alice Springs city tour Visit ANZAC Hill memorial Learn about plants & animals of the Australian desert at The Desert Park Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap, home to the blackfooted wallaby Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 18: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike through The Olgas Day 19: Uluru to Alice Springs Pit stop at a fascinating institution in outback travel, the traditional Australian Roadhouse, on the return trip to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Visit a traditional outback roadhouse Day 20: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Opt in to see the sunrise over the MacDonnell Ranges from a hot air balloon. Tonight’s stay is in Tennant Creek surrounded by millionacre cattle stations & Aboriginal communities. Hotel (D) Visit the small art gallery in Ti Tree to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos

East Coast & Northern Territory

Maybe sight a UFO in Wycliffe Well Visit the Devil’s Marbles rock formation Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek Day 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory before dipping into the refreshing Mataranka Thermal Pools. Continue on to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B) Visit Daly Waters - the famous outback pub Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey - the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Day 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Then it’s on to Kakadu National Park via Edith or Gunlom Falls. Hotel (B,D) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Entry to Kakadu National Park (fee included) Day 23: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes & wildlife & arguably Australia's best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B) Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Wildlife cruise - see crocodiles Day 24: Kakadu National Park to Darwin Wind your way to Darwin, an exotic, diverse place that combines East & West & attracts people from all over the country. Tonight maybe try your luck at the casino or go dancing & party the night away. Hotel (B) See the Cyclone Tracy museum display Day 25: Darwin to Litchfield National Park Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept secret, Litchfield National Park & plunge into the cool pool of water below Florence Falls. Then it’s back to Darwin where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See the unique, huge termite mounds Litchfield’s rainforests & rock formations Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

25 Days Aussie Explorer 24 nights accomm 19 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 9 dinners (island option) 10 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included

When to go and how much Code: EXSD 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Code: EXDS 2010/11 All prices per person in A$*

Start Sydney

Finish Darwin

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Darwin

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 21 APR 18 MAY 16 JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5 OCT 3 OCT 31 NOV 28 DEC 26

APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22 JAN 19

3899 3899 3899 3899 3815 3815 3815 3815 3815 3989 3989

4199 4199 4199 4199 4115 4115 4115 4115 4115 4289 4289

2010 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1 DEC 29

APR 16 MAY 14 JUN 11 JUL 9 AUG 6 SEP 3 OCT 1 OCT 29 NOV 26 DEC 24 JAN 21

3749 3749 3749 3749 3665 3665 3665 3665 3839 3839 3839

4049 4049 4049 4049 3965 3965 3965 3965 4139 4139 4139

2011 JAN 23 FEB 20 MAR 20 APR 17 MAY 15 JUN 12 JUL 10 AUG 7 SEP 4

FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28

3989 3989 3989 3989 3989 3989 3929 3929 3929

4289 4289 4289 4289 4289 4289 4229 4229 4229

2011 JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7

FEB 18 MAR 18 APR 15 MAY 13 JUN 10 JUL 8 AUG 5 SEP 2 SEP 30

3839 3839 3839 3839 3839 3839 3779 3779 3779

4139 4139 4139 4139 4139 4139 4079 4079 4079

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$2265/add A$715 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$2025/add A$640 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) EXSD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. EXDS: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

*

All as per itinerary • 24 nights multi-share accommodation (23 nights for reverse itinerary): 18 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night in a country homestead & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’. Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 22) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost Outback bush camp & yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 19 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) Sailing option: 19 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 10 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (reverse for EXDS) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$379. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$189. See page 7 for details.

Your choice You can start this tour in Darwin & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to A$150 & this tour will be 24 days long.

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & MacDonnell Range KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area Go to contiki.com.au/aussie-explorer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


9 DAYS Best of Oz

Our innovative new tour! 9 Days 339pp* From A$2 A$260/day

Including 2 hts! domestic flig

This tour’s perfect for... • Seeing more: with 2 domestic flights included, spend more time in the places that count (see map) • In-depth touring: 2 & 3 night stays • Seeing 3 of Aussie’s key hotspots • Lots of inclusions like breakfast every day & great optional activities Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Walking tour of Kings Cross in Sydney, with a drink at the Sugarmill More options While you’re in this part of the world, check out Melbourne on our 4 day explorer trip. See page 45 for more. contiki.com.au/best-oz

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

SYDNEY: Iconic Harbour Bridge climb - Thrilling harbour jet boat ride


41 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney Check-in to the hotel, then head out to spend the afternoon exploring Sydney. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a night on the town. Hotel (D) Days 2-3: Sydney Take in Sydney’s amazing icons on a guided sightseeing tour & harbour cruise. Then hit the streets & see this dazzling city for yourself - the beaches are at the city’s doorstep, the street cafés buzz & the nightlife rocks! You could venture out of Sydney for a fun day trip to the famous Hunter Valley vineyards or picturesque Blue Mountains. Hotel (B) (B) City sightseeing tour to see the Sydney Opera House, historic Rocks area & Harbour Bridge Cruise on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world - Sydney Harbour Day 4: Sydney to Uluru Board your included flight as we head to the mighty Uluru (Ayers Rock). Get a taste of the unique Yulara township, just a short drive from the National Park & amazing Uluru. Take a walk through the town & maybe explore the Visitors Centre to learn of the history & ancient geography of the area. Lodge (B) Flight from Sydney to Uluru Day 5: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around “The Rock”. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The

Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 6: Uluru to Cairns Maybe get up for another amazing sunrise before we board a flight to Cairns. With a lush tropical setting & home to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of action activities. Resort (B) Flight from Uluru to Cairns Cairns orientation tour Days 7-8: Cairns If you’re after some adventure, opt for some whitewater rafting on the rapids of the Tully River, or take the opportunity to visit the famous Great Barrier Reef aboard a highspeed catamaran. Why not scuba dive amidst amazingly colourful tropical fish? Or if you prefer, spend the days at leisure doing some shopping in town. In the evening we'll check out more tropical wildlife at one of Cairns' nightclubs! Resort (B) (B,D) Day 9: Cairns Visit Tjapukai to learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit Tjapukai & see Aboriginal dancing, spear throwing & learn to throw a boomerang

East Coast & Northern Territory 9 Days Best of Oz 9 nights accomm 8 breakfasts & 2 dinners Bungy jump, Cairns

What’s Included All as per itinerary • 8 nights multi-share accommodation: 6 nights in a hotel & resort, 2 nights in a lodge Basis: quad-share, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 8 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Flights & transfers from Sydney to Uluru & Uluru to Cairns • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Sydney Harbour

When to go and how much Code: CBOFOZ 2010/11 Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

QUEENSLAND

Kata Tjuta

2 ULURU SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

2010 APR 15 MAY 13 JUN 10 JUL 8 AUG 5 SEP 2 SEP 30 OCT 28 NOV 25 DEC 23

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC DEC

23 21 18 16 13 10 8 5 3 31

2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339

2011 JAN 20 FEB 17

JAN 28 FEB 25

2339 2339

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

2011 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22 JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 15

MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2 DEC 30 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 23

2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339 2339

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save A$239. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$119. See page 7 for details.

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add A$815 (add A$255 twin-share). Start Sydney 5:00pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

* NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

SYDNEY 3 VICTORIA

Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Snorkelling, Great Barrier Reef

ULURU: Harley Davidson ride around Uluru - Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch Whitewater raft the Tully River - Tandem skydive - Bungy jump with rainforest views Go to contiki.com.au/best-oz-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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15 Days

East Coast & Northern Territory 15 Days Ocean to Outback 14 nights accomm 12 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Ocean to Outback

Harley ride, Uluru

combining the East Coast & Northern Territory

What’s included All as per itinerary • 14 nights multi-share accommodation: 11 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com.au/ ausaccommodation • 12 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flights & transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays & Cairns to Alice Springs • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Only with Contiki • Walking tour of Kings Cross, with a •

drink at the Sugarmill Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime bushtucker’ tour

Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

WHITSUNDAYS KINGS Simpsons (Daydream Island) CANYON Gap 1 ALICE QUEENSLAND 2 Kata SPRINGS Tjuta 2 ULURU

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

3 SYDNEY Tasman Sea

VICTORIA

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com.au/ocean-to-outback

Itinerary and included sightseeing

When to go and how much Code: OOUI 2010/11 Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

A$ pp*

2010 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2

APR MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

2535 2535 2535 2535 2475 2475 2475 2475 2599 2599

8 6 3 1 29 26 23 21 18 16

Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

A$ pp*

2011 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8

FEB 10 MAR 10 APR 7 MAY 5 JUN 2 JUN 30 JUL 28 AUG 25 SEP 22

2599 2599 2599 2585 2585 2585 2545 2545 2545

All tour prices above are based on quad-share. *Single room supplement add A$1385 (add A$450 twin-share). Start Sydney 5:00pm & end Uluru 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 46. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$249. Or pay 6 months in advance and save A$125. See page 7 for details.

Flights included Domestic flights (as marked on the map) included in the tour price.

Days 1-9: Sydney to Cairns Refer to Bridge to Reef itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 36. Day 10: Cairns to Alice Springs Chill in Cairns, then hop on a flight to Alice Springs & your ‘Territory’ adventure. Hotel Cairns sightseeing tour Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs Day 11: Alice Springs Explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its population of Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (B,D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill memorial Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap, home to the blackfooted wallaby Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 12: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 13: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort

& watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 14: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’, then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 15: Uluru The tour ends after breakfast in Uluru & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Alice Springs (arrive at approximately 6:00pm). (B)

Sydney Harbour jet boating

All activities listed on page 36 for Bridge to Reef as well as these activities below:

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert & the MacDonnell Range ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles

Go to contiki.com.au/ocean-to-outback-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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More ways to travel Contiki. Contiki doesn’t just do tours. We can help you explore a city in your own time. Go diving on the Great Barrier Reef, go sailing in the Whitsundays or spend New Years Eve in buzzing Sydney.

Diving & sailing tours Get up close to the beautiful World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef on one of our diving packages. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, there’s diving to suit everyone. More on page 44. Or jump on our private boat & set sail through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands, where you’ll learn the ropes on this fun sailing experience. More on page 22.

Explorer trips We have 4 day short breaks that don’t include a Tour Manager, so you can set your own agenda & explore at your own pace. There are 2 destinations to choose from – Sydney and Melbourne. Book one before or after your tour to spend more time in these destinations. Or take one on its own without a tour. More on page 45.

Festival fun

Special events & festivals Plan your tour to co-ordinate with a unique special event like the Big Day Out or one of the many sporting events throughout Australia. More on page 14.

New Year’s Eve Our NYE tour in Sydney gives you a few days of activities & exploring, including a harbour cruise! So you can ring in the New Year Contiki-style. Read more on page 45.

Stay longer And if you want to make your holiday last even longer, we’ve got special rates for accommodation you can use before or after your tour. Ask your travel agent or Contiki when you book your tour. Prices & destinations on page 15.

Sydney Explorer

Whitsunday sailing


Contiki and diving One of the ‘must do’s’ in Australia is diving the Great Barrier Reef. Exploring this reef is hard to beat, whether you are a beginner or you’ve dived before. It’s the largest on the planet, a natural wonder of the world and a World Heritage site, complete with 400 different types of coral and 1500 species of fish! You can even dive the reef at night for a whole different experience! Available with tours that start/finish in Cairns including Reefs and Rainforests (p.24-25), Island and Rainforest (p.32-33), Beaches and Reefs (p.26-27), Magical Tropics (p.34), Cairns Sunshine Trail (p.28-29) & Rainforest Adventure (p.35).

Contiki offers 2 great dive packages: • Learn to dive – for beginners • Dive to adventure – for certified divers

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Dive to adventure package

5 Days from A$775

3 Days from A$620

The 5 day PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course is by far the most popular way to learn to dive. The adventure of learning to dive combined with staying out on the reef for 2 nights onboard a boat is really unique. The course takes you to 9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites & features 2 days of classroom and in-pool training, then it’s onto the live aboard boat for the actual reef diving. There’s also plenty of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience. Days 1-2: Cairns The first 2 days of the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns modern training centre learning the theory & practical skills of scuba diving. Each day finishes around 5:30pm. Days 3-4: Cairns to the dive boat The next 3 days and 2 nights are spent living onboard a premium dive vessel. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in 9 dives on a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification & then as a certified diver you are able to take up to 5 more recreational dives. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course & a truly memorable experience. Boat (L,D) (B,L,D). Day 5: Dive boat to Cairns Return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s the option to join your new diving mates & crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L).

contiki.com.au/dive

What’s included • 2 nights accommodation on nights 3 & 4 onboard the boat • Transfers from Cairns accommodation to training centre and boat • 2 breakfasts • 3 lunches & 2 dinners • PADI ‘Open Water’ certificate & manual • Log book • Scuba equipment • Daily except Sundays Important Info An Australian Diving medical certificate is needed. It can be arranged at a cost of A$55 on Day 1. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$50. Course is open age. You’ll need to arrange your own accommodation on nights 1 & 2 of this package – ask your agent or Contiki to help. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel in Cairns to our recommended Cairns Colonial Club, you’ll need to let Pro Dive Cairns know so they can arrange your transfer (prodivecairns.com). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive.

This 3 day liveaboard dive & snorkeling adventure will show you the very best of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. It’s also unmatched for value. You’ll participate in up to 11 dives over 16 exclusive dive sites. Day 1: Cairns to the dive boat An early pickup (5:55am) this morning & it’s off to the dive boat & out to The Great Barrier Reef to start the adventure. The sites you’ll visit have been selected for their variety & quality of coral & marine life as well as great visibility. Boat (L,D). Day 2: Dive boat Today gives you the opportunity to explore this World Heritage listed underwater playground, but also to relax & really enjoy yourself diving & snorkeling. Back onboard, it’s good fun with fellow divers, stories, shared experiences, great food & a spectacular sunset. Boat (B,L,D). Day 3: Dive boat There’s more diving or snorkeling in different areas of the reef today & later, return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s a transfer back to your hotel. (B,L).

contiki.com.au/dive-adventure

What’s included • 2 nights twin share accommodation onboard the boat • Transfers from Cairns accommodation to the boat • 2 breakfasts • 3 lunches & 2 dinners • 11 dives incl. 2 night dives (weather permitting) • Dive & snorkeling equipment • Dive insurance • Daily except Tuesdays Important Info You must hold a minimum of an ‘Open water dive’ certificate to be able to take this trip. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$50. Course is open age. Digital Underwater Cameras are available for hire. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel in Cairns to our recommended Cairns Colonial Club, you’ll need to let Pro Dive Cairns know so they can arrange your transfer (prodivecairns.com). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive. A 3 day snorkeling package is also available at a cost of A$550 plus EMC payable locally A$50. See contiki.com.au/snorkel

PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) is the largest dive education company in the world – prodivecairns.com


Melbourne Explorer

Sydney Explorer

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Diving Explorers Sydney New Year

4 Da 3 Ni ys A$3 ghts 55*

4 Da 3 Ni ys A$2 ghts 69* For more go to contiki.com.au/melbourne

For more go to contiki.com.au/sydney

Sydney short break package

Melbourne short break package

Want a few extra days to get to know this sexy & beautiful harbour city? Grab a valuepacked collection of extras, excursions & great accommodation with our 3 night Sydney Explorer package. You can book one before or after your tour; or take one on its own without a tour. Armed with your included Explorer bus & Harbour passes, hop on & off at heaps of hot spots in Australia’s largest & most diverse city. Dunk yourself in the Bondi surf. Cruise by the Opera House. Take a ferry out to Manly. Scale the heights of the Harbour Bridge. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets of the historic Rocks district. Or shop up a storm in markets & boutiques around Paddington. As well as having a world-famous harbour & more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney has an edgy multiculturalism that fuels an amazing food scene & cutting edge bar & club scene.

Packed with extras, activities & great accommodation, uncover Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ with our 3 night Melbourne Explorer package. You can book one on its own without a tour or take a cheap flight from Sydney, Cairns, Alice Springs or the Whitsundays in Australia to take it before or after your tour. Check out the sights on an included sightseeing tour & learn about the home of Australia's performing arts companies, The Arts Centre, as you take a tour with our Local Guide. Hang out at trendy St Kilda beach. People watch with an espresso in Italian influenced Carlton. Or head to a popular Aussie Rules football game. Shop it up in the cool laneway boutiques of the city or on buzzing Chapel Street. Or take a tram ride to Federation Square. From pumping nightlife, cool galleries to a huge variety of multicultural food & wine, Melbourne is a hidden gem & one place you won’t want to miss.

Price quoted based on multi-share. Single room supplement add A$235/add A$40 twin share.

Price quoted based on twin-share. *Single room supplement add A$255.

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4 Days Sydney New Year Sydney’s New Years Eve celebration is one of the most spectacular in the world. Each year, the balmy summer celebration centres around the city’s famous harbour. And with the stunning Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, you’ll see some of the most breathtaking fireworks ever. To top it off, the streets are filled with a young, colourful crowd & all the bars, clubs, lounges & pubs are absolutely pumping. This tour gives you a few days in this cool city so you can ring in the New Year Contiki-style!

4 Da ys from A A$2 $1149* 88/D ay

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: This afternoon check in to the hotel. Later, meet up with your Contiki Tour Manager & group & get to know your new travel buddies over a welcome drink & dinner. Day 2: Go sightseeing with the group this morning. You’ll get to see all that Sydney has to offer, including some of its iconic Eastern beaches, like Bondi. Tonight, get ready to ring in the New Year from a different angle, as you board a Sydney harbour cruise. See a light show & the city’s famous fireworks explode across the sky, complete with welcome drink & tasty nibbles. There’s even an onboard DJ so you can dance the night away! Day 3: Happy New Year! Today is yours to chill out. Have a late ‘recovery’ lunch. Later in the afternoon you could venture to Bondi Beach to soak up some sun, climb the Harbour Bridge & get into the buzzing vibe of this sunny city.

For more go to contiki.com.au/sydney-new-year

Day 4: Your New Year’s adventure ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

3 nights accomm 3 breakfasts 1 dinner What’s included • 3 nights triple-share centrally located accommodation (twinshare supplement available) • 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) • Dedicated, experienced & professional Tour Manager • Harbour cruise to watch the New Year fireworks, with welcome drink, nibbles and a DJ • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Sydney incl. the beaches

Code: SNYE 2010/11 Start Sydney

Finish Sydney

A$ pp*

2010 DEC 30

JAN 2

1149

For Travel Insurance see page 46. Prices are based on triple-share. Single room supplement add A$899. Twin-share supplement add A$215. Hotel check in from 3:00pm Tour starts at 5:00pm

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Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. What should I pack?

Seasonality & climate

Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear and ‘smart/casual’ for dining and those special evenings on the town. Remember that early or later in the season you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/jacket. Note that casinos do not allow jeans or denim clothes. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential. For further details, please refer to your ‘Travellers Guide’ information book.

Being such a large landmass, Australia is prone to seasonal climate changes. This will mean that at certain times of the year some of our brochured itineraries may need to be slightly changed.

Explore More Optional Activities

What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on page 12, 17 and 23 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 8-9 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on page 12 and on tour pages.

Your FREE Contiki document wallet and luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

How much luggage can I bring?

• Airport and ferry transfers to tour departure point. • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions and activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, etc. • Some meals as specified under “What’s included”.

Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On tours which include Flotilla Sailing, a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. NO EXTERNAL METAL FRAME BACKPACKS PLEASE, their bulky shape makes coach packing difficult. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your tour includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions.

Will I get more information?

How much money do I need?

Upon receipt of final payment, you’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travellers Guide’ – an information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details and costs of all optional excursions available on your tour.

You should be able to use debit and credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to attractions and evening entertainment.

What’s not included?

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com.au/contikipedia

When do I choose? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends, you’ll get great value as we get you great rates and your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour with major credit cards or cash (A$).

Am I expected to tip on tour? Every country in the world has different tipping policies and in Australia, within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally discretionary and only given if you feel the service has met or exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this while you’re on the road. The same idea applies to your Contiki Crew - if you think they have done a good job then they would be grateful for your recognition by way of a tip, however this is not mandatory – it’s completely up to you.

Brochure authenticity We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given and literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care and is published in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control, we have to alter some excursions due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (February 2010), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

For example: Northern Australia during the wet season (December to March).

Travel insurance Contiki Holidays strongly recommends you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you travel. You may not be accepted on a Contiki holiday unless you have arranged satisfactory insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies against us arising from your participation in the holiday. For insurance details, please speak to your Travel Agent at the time of making your booking.

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security and who maintain the highest standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are secure with Contiki.

Photography credits Photos Courtesy of Australia Tourism Page 2 Kangaroo - Warren Clarke. Gold Coast Queensland - Jamie MacFadyen. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bridgeclimb - Hugh Hamilton. Page 6 Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park - Steve Strike. Page 9 Whitehaven Beach - Lincoln Fowler. Kakadu Yellow Waters Cruises - Nick Rains. Sydney Harbour Bridge - Robert Wallace. Page 10 Snorkelling - Tom Keating. Page 11 Glass Bottom Boat Adam Bruzzone. Page 19 Flinders Ranges Mike Newling. Page 21 Kings canyon - Steve Strike. Page 27 Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef - Adam Bruzzone. Page 38 Red Centre Way - Steve Strike. Page 45 Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks - City of Sydney. Photos Courtesy of Northern Territory Tourist Commission Page 11 Quad Bike. Page 17 Darwin. Page 19 Katherine Gorge. Page 20 Kakadu National Park. Photos Courtesy of Tourism Queensland Page 6 Learn to surf. Page 22 Mossman Gorge. Page 23 Tandem skydive. Page 25 Fraser Island. Page 34 Cape Tribulation. Photos Courtesy of Bridge Climb Sydney Page 23 Sydney Harbour Bridge - OTTO Holdings (Aust) Pty Limited. Photos Courtesy of Mojo Surf Page 31 Surfing. Photos Courtesy of Tourism New South Wales Page 31 Lighthouse. Photos Courtesy of Oz Jet Boating Page 42 Jet Boat in Sydney Harbour. Photos Courtesy of Julie Spedding Page 43 Sydney Opera House.


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Booking conditions

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Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki and you upon the terms and conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 2 February, 2010. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (February, 2010) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a Share room configuration. If two people are sharing a room - booking must be made at the same time. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your tour departure, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of

a non refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your tour departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your tour departure date. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won't be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your tour departure. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your tour departure, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it be credited to any other booking. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days: 27.5% of tour fare 21-8 days: 33% of tour fare 7-1 days: 55% of tour fare Day of departure: 100% of tour fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed and more than 45 days prior to departure, you wish to change to an alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of A$35 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date, tour itinerary booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Recent legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style and content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also

refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in

certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, airport and ferry transfers to tour departure point, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits and entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage and optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2010 to September 2011. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd.


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Call Contiki or visit your travel agent Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd 1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au reservations@contiki.com.au 35 Grafton Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Licence number 2TA00 1868 ABN - 18 002 525 340 IATA - number 023 06496

Travel agent reservations Sydney metro - 02 9511 2222 Other areas - 1300 301 835 Fax - 02 9511 2210 Payment advice - paymentadvice@contiki.com.au

• Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki

• You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your

office that there’s availability on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour.

• At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent.

travel agent no less than 45 days before the tour departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before the tour departure date.

• We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 47, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Special interest groups

If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Departments in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and university trips, choirs, wine tours, Grand Prix, ski tours - you name it we’ve done it!

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our worldwide team of experts is able to arrange a custom designed holiday or incentive trip to suit your particular requirements. Call your travel agent or nearest Contiki office – you’ll be surprised at how we can make it happen.

Group bookings

If you’re planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, why not take a close look at the wide variety of tours detailed in any of our Contiki brochures. It is more than likely that one (or more!) of the itineraries will fit in perfectly

with your requirements. As long as everyone on your group is 18 – 35, any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special, reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for yourself!!

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send

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Contiki Holidays is a division of the familyowned The Leading Travel Companies, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. © Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Printed in Australia. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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