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We’ve got Australia covered! Life is all about challenging yourself. And sometimes, to uncover adventure, you have to go that little bit further. There's always more to explore and discover, and experiencing Australia with Contiki is a great way to do it. Australia is our home turf. Sure, we'll show you the Sydney Opera House, Uluru and The Great Barrier Reef, but we'll also take you off the beaten track. Our sense of adventure and local expertise will really make the difference.

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See staggeringly diverse landscapes from a hot air balloon in the desert, walk through ancient rainforests teeming with life, raft through the whitewash of the mighty Tully River, find out how bright the stars are when you are 3,000 km from the nearest city, cuddle a koala so you know what it feels like or join in the native dance and boomerang throwing of Australia's indigenous Aborigines - there’s so much to see and do! It's your journey, and we'll be there to help you make the most of it!

Contents

Aussie Explorer 24/25 Days

STEP 1 - WHY TRAVEL CONTIKI

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Why choose Contiki Sightseeing is Just the Start... Free Time Optional Extras Great Accommodation Juicy Deals contiki.com Low Fare Airlines Mix and Match - Australia and New Zealand

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STEP 2 - THE HOLIDAYS WE OFFER Combined E. Coast & N. Territory Contrast Reef and Rock Aussie Explorer Ocean to Outback Northern Territory Introducing Northern Territory Native Australia Alice and Kakadu Alice and Uluru Territory and Outback East Coast

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Introducing East Coast Bridge to Reef Sydney Scene & Sydney New Year Reefs and Rainforests Beaches and Reefs Cairns Sunshine Trail Coast and Whitsundays Island and Rainforest Magical Tropics Rainforest Adventure City to Surf Learn to Dive Dive / Snorkel to Adventure Whitsunday Sailing Option

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Kakadu N.P

Litchfield N.P

Katherine Mataranka

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STEP 3 - HOW TO BOOK Make a Difference Questions and Answers Booking Conditions How to Book, Group Bookings, Special Groups

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GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

Tennant Creek Wycliffe Well Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon The Olgas

Whitsundays (Long Island)

Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

Devils Marbles

Mackay Alice Springs

Country Homestead

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

Uluru

Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Contrast Reef & Rock 14 Days

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Cairns

Daly Waters

P.16 Cairns

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Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay The Olgas

Country Homestead

Whitsundays (Long Island) Capricorn Coast

Uluru Simpsons Gap

Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge


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Ocean to Outback 15 Days

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Cairns

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Whitsundays (Long Island)

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Bridge to Reef 10 Days

Whitsundays (Long Island) Simpsons Kings Gap Canyon Alice Springs The

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Native Australia 4 Days

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Alice and Kakadu 6 Days

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Kakadu N.P

Mataranka

Alice and Uluru 5 Days

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Tennant Creek Wycliffe Well

Kings Canyon Simpsons Gap The Olgas

Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Devils Marbles

Currumbin Byron Bay Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge Port Stephens

Uluru

Beaches and Reefs 14 Days

Tully Townsville

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Cairns Sunshine Trail 12 Days

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Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Whitsundays (Long Island) Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane

Surfers Paradise

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Island and Rainforest 9 Days

Tully Townsville

Airlie Beach Mackay

Whitsundays (Long Island)

Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Country Homestead

Brisbane

Byron Bay Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

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Fraser Island Noosa

Townsville Shute Harbour

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Townsville

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Shute Harbour

Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin Byron Bay Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Rainforest Adventure 3 Days

Mossman Gorge Tully

Tully

Capricorn Coast

Port Stephens

Magical Tropics 7 Days

Port Douglas

Kuranda

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

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Cape Tribulation

Mossman Gorge

Shute Harbour

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Currumbin

Port Stephens

Coast and Whitsundays 11 Days GREAT BARRIER REEF

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

Brisbane Surfers Paradise

Ti Tree

The Olgas Uluru

Whitsundays (Long Island)

Shute Harbour

Tennant Creek Wycliffe Well Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon

Ti Tree

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Townsville

Daly Waters

Devils Marbles

Port Douglas

Tully

Katherine

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Cape Tribulation

Mossman Gorge

Mataranka

Daly Waters

Reefs and Rainforests 16 Days

Kuranda

Litchfield N.P

Katherine

Katherine

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Kakadu N.P

Kakadu N.P

Litchfield N.P Litchfield N.P

Territory and Outback 11 Days

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City to Surf 4 Days

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Cape Tribulation Port Douglas

Kuranda

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Currumbin Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge


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Why Choose Contiki

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We don’t just offer a destination, we deliver an experience! Our reputation

Surfers Paradise

Every year young travellers from across the globe choose to holiday with Contiki for the experience of a lifetime – discovering far off places and exotic cultures. For over 45 years, these young travellers have trusted us to show them the world and we’re still going strong.

Everyone’s 18-35 Are you ready to live it up and meet heaps of other young, like-minded travellers from across the globe? On Contiki, everyone’s 18 to 35 so there are always great fun and interesting people to hang-out with if you want to. It doesn’t matter if you’re a solo or tandem traveller – clear your address book because it’s going to be full by the time you get home.

Great staff and superb transport Our young, professional staff are the dependable, knowledgeable travel partners you don’t want to leave home without. And forget busy train stations and overcrowded public buses, you can chill out and enjoy the ride on one of our modern, comfortable coaches. Kick back and enjoy the ultimate adventure in the most modern fleet of comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Hassle free and easy Don’t waste time trying to find the next place to stay or how to get there, with Contiki you can stress less, enjoy more and let our expert staff show you their secrets to a hassle free holiday.

Freedom and flexibility Want to travel with a dynamic group, but also have the opportunity to do your own thing? No problems, we’ve struck a perfect balance that gives you plenty of free-time to do whatever you want.

Fun and immerse yourself in different cultures The fun of travelling is meeting new people, seeing new places and experiencing new cultures. Our trips are designed to let you explore the culture, enjoy the food, view the sights, experience the traditions and mix with the locals.

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With Contiki you won’t break the bank Contiki’s travel packages are stuffed full of value, which means you’ll have a lot more left over for life’s little luxuries like shopping, dining and extra sightseeing. A lot cheaper than doing it yourself, we make quality travel affordable, plus you get to pay for it in your own currency so you know what it’s going to cost. Compare us with the price of doing it on your own to see our unbeatable value.

No worries When you book a Contiki tour you have the security of booking through a company that’s not only a Bonded Member of many Tour Operator Associations around the world, but also has a worldwide reputation for reliability and high quality standards.


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Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

The Contiki Menu Great holidays involve entertaining your taste buds along the way. Contiki don’t just dish up a feast of adventure and fun - we make sure you sample all the delights local cuisine has to offer. Australia is home to loads of delicious dishes from juicy beef steaks as part of a traditional Aussie BBQ, to arguably, the worlds best seafood including prawns, oysters and local specialities like Moreton Bay bugs and barramundi. There’s also the chance to try Aboriginal bush tucker delicacies like witchetty grubs, kangaroo and crocodile. And with Australia’s fantastic multi-cultural mix there’s something to suit everyone’s taste buds! Please Note: If you have any special dietary requests please make these known at the time of booking. Although we’ll bend over backwards to make sure it happens, standards can sometimes vary from place to place. Unfortunately we can’t be held responsible for local meals that don’t meet your exact requirements. It’s all part of the adventure!

For more information refer to: www.contiki.com.au/contikiexperience

Tunes while you travel We know music is central to most peoples' lives, that's why we've always seen music as an important part of the overall Contiki experience. Our state of the art stereos pump music through our speaker system on board each of our vehicles. In addition, your Contiki crew carries a wealth of music and uses it to enhance your travels and appreciation of Australia. They've got theme music that connects you to a city or sight you're visiting, dance music to inspire you on an evening out or the latest tunes to ensure entertaining scenic drives. If you have your own favourites, we encourage you to bring them along as others may want to hear your Top 10!

Charging on the Go! Flat batteries are no longer an excuse for missing out on a great photo, because we’ve fitted the vast majority of our coaches with charging units. And you’ll never have to worry about going cold turkey just because your ipod or mp3 player died minutes after you hit the highway. Just don’t forget to bring your Australasian plug adaptors. Also, if you want to send brag-mail to your friends and family stuck at home, there are plenty of Internet cafés that will help you rub it in.


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Sightseeing is just

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Sightseeing & Activities

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This is what you’re here for - to see the sights, hear the stories and get an up-close look at the places you’ve always dreamed of visiting, as well as meeting the fascinating people who call them home. With the aid of our Tour Manager, Contiki’s informative tours will ensure you get the real story behind every sight and from every angle – by foot, boat, coach and even plane. Contiki’s hands-on sightseeing tours allow you to see, learn, feel, photograph and enjoy Australia’s most famous icons and discover the hidden gems you didn’t know existed. Our tours help you find your feet in a new city and allow you to shortlist the sights you’ll want to explore in more depth and the activities you’ll want to do during your free-time On each itinerary we list the included highlights you’ll experience. Travelling with Contiki, you’re going to see and do more than you imagined…

Kakadu National Park

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Climb Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and treasure the Opera House

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Marvel at Uluru’s (Ayers Rock) spectacular colours at sunset & sunrise

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Suntan on white sandy beaches as long as the eye can see

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Enjoy the wonderful weather and warm waters

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Learn to surf along side those famous bronzed Aussie Life-savers

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Swim, snorkel and dive amongst coral, fish and other aquatic life in the Great Barrier Reef

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Socialise with fun laid-back Aussie characters you’ll meet at the places we visit

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Enjoy Aboriginal Culture and Art

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Hot air balloon to see the vast scenery of the Outback

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Sail the picturesque islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

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Hike through the rainforests and mangrove swamps at Cape Tribulation

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View Aboriginal Rock Art and Crocodiles at Kakadu National Park

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Watch the Stars and Milky Way under perfectly clear night skies.

Learn the Didgeridoo

Crystal clear waters of the Whitsunday Islands

The Great Barrier Reef


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the start... Kings Canyon

Uluru

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Music, Festivals and Sport

Enjoy Aboriginal Culture

In addition to the music you'll hear on your Contiki travels, you might be interested to experience one of the many music festivals or famous sporting events that are held annually and are a huge part of Australasian culture. Here's just a snapshot of what's happening in 2008/9:

Sydney

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Big Day Out (Jan & Feb) - held every summer around Australia, it's a showcase for home-grown local musical talent mixing it with some of the best acts in the world z Sporting events are aplenty, from Aussie Rules (AFL) football, NRL & Super 14 Rugby matches, to V8 Super cars (from Feb to Sept), Cricket (from Nov to Feb) and the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne (Jan) z

Why not join the fun and combine one of these great events before, after or during a Contiki itinerary? Further information: Search for actual dates and tickets for these events on the web.

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tiki You’ll get a free Con “Travellers Guide” and Free Contiki Document Wallet with all trips.


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Free Time Why stick to the storyline when you can choose your own adventure?

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We know everyone is different, so in your free time you’ll have a choice to enhance your itinerary with Contiki’s ‘Optional Activities’. Based on what our past travellers have asked for, they’re called Optionals as you have a choice to opt in or opt out and do exactly as you wish. Our exciting optional activities are the stuff memories are made of and will instantly transform your fantastic holiday into an unforgettable experience. Australia is a diverse and beautiful country which offers many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Imagine a hot air balloon ride over the desert at sunrise, flying over Uluru in a helicopter or sailing on a yacht through the Whitsundays. You’ll be amazed how much free-time you’ll have with Contiki - we’ve found the perfect mix of sightseeing and free time, allowing you the flexibility to create your trip of a lifetime. Whether you choose just a few or become an adrenaline junkie, there’s something for everyone, our extras blend culture and adventure. And because the choice is yours - do as much, or as little as you like.

A J Hacket Bungy Jump

Aboriginal Culture and Bushtucker Tour

Kakadu Scenic Flight

Float over the outback in a balloon!


Whitsundays Sailing

On each itinerary page, you'll find a 'FREE TIME' box with a sample of the Optional Activities offered on tour. So you know about them in advance and to help you budget, a complete list is available on our website - go to www.contiki.com.au/australia - click on the tour you're interested in, then click on the 'Optional Excursions' button. Here you'll find descriptions of each Optional Activity, prices and some additional web links.

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What are my choices and the prices?

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A complete Optional list with pricing will also come with your final documents.

When do I choose and how do I pay? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour, not beforehand. By leaving the final decisions until then, you'll have the following benefits: • You’ll be able to choose what interests you, at the same time as your new friends. • You'll get great value, as we’ve negotiated the best rates for each Optional. • An experienced Tour Manager who'll offer you personal advice as well as take care of all the arrangements. • Some activities are seasonal whilst others are weather dependent. So deciding on tour, rather than before, makes sense. This will make your holiday hassle free, better value and more enjoyable, ensuring greater fun, bigger laughs and better stories. Payment will be made on tour and can be made by cash, travellers checks (in $AUD) or by credit cards. IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ Some of these activities involve outdoor adventure and can be physically demanding, so there’s always an element of risk. You should make your own decisions about these activities and only participate in activities that you feel comfortable you can handle. It’s also a good idea to check that your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities.

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Tandem Skydiving

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Harley ride Uluru

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Dracula Comedy Cabaret

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Hot air balloon ride

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White Water Rafting

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Camel Ride in the Desert

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Scuba Diving at the Great Barrier Reef

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Learn to Surf

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Katherine Gorge Cruise

AJ Hackett Bungy

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Aboriginal Culture & Bushtucker Tour

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Fraser Island 4WD Tour

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Kakadu Scenic Flight

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Guided Eco-hike in a Rainforest

Harley Ride - Uluru

Draculas Comedy Cabaret

Cruise Katherine Gorge

Helicopter Flight over Uluru!

For further information refer to: www.contiki.com.au/contikiexperience


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Where you stay...

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Hotels, Resorts and Our Unique “Special Stays” From outback ranches to island eco-lodges and beach resorts or simply the star filled sky, wherever you stay on your trip, you'll be experiencing the magical contrast this country has to offer. Contiki offers an incredible mix of accommodation styles from hotels and resorts, to our unique 'Special Stays', in settings that are sure to give you experiences unlike any you've had before. Our accommodations, their facilites and the locations are some of the best that Australia has to offer - the quality and value cannot be beaten, we dare you to compare! This higher quality and the convenient locations ensure you get the most out of your holiday. As well as our regular included hotels, below we have listed some of our resorts and ‘Special Stays’ - there's definitely an experience for everyone! z

A tropical island resort set on Long Island in The Whitsundays

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located right in the heart of Uluru and Kakadu National Parks

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An overnight sailing adventure onboard a yacht in The Whitsundays

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Rainforest eco-lodges on Fraser Island and at Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park

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A night under the stars in an Aussie ‘swag’ at Kings Canyon

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A traditional country homestead located on an Aussie cattle farm

To better understand the quality and great experiences our hotels, resorts and ‘Special Stays’ provide, we’ve provided some further details on the following page and on page 44 for the overnight sailing. All our tour prices are based on 4 people sharing a large comfortable room, many with private ensuite facilities. If you're travelling on your own, we can arrange for you to share a quad-room at no extra cost - same sex of course! Or single and twin rooms are available for an additional charge. NB: Twin room tour prices can only be booked when two friends book at the same time on the same booking reference number. Twin and single rooms may be on request basis. A night under the stars - Kings Canyon

Surf Village - Coffs Harbour

Shoal Bay Resort and Spa - Port Stephens

An overnight sailing adventure in the Whitsundays

Country Homestead


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Long Island Resort

Here’s a taste of what’s available:

BBQ - Ayers Rock Resort

Country Homestead The Country Homestead is exclusive to Contiki and gives you the opportunity to experience Aussie hospitality at it's best. You'll be able to see native farm animals, enjoy the spectacular panoramic views, stunning sunsets and night time star filled skies.

Long Island Resort Many of our itineraries also include a stop at one of the most beautiful spots in The Whitsundays - Long Island. The Long Island Resort is the perfect setting to relax, and unwind. The Resort offers excellent facilities with loads of activities on offer both in and out of the water. Of course there's the stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters where you can soak up the sun and have fun!

Ayers Rock Resort On the doorstep of one of the world's most incredible natural wonders, Uluru, surrounded by the amazing red landscape, you'll find Ayers Rock Resort's Outback Pioneer Lodge. With full resort facilities, including a swimming pool, an outdoor BBQ and a bar with live entertainment, it's a great spot to recuperate after an adventurous day in cental Oz!

Fraser Island Eco Lodge

Kakadu Lodge

Cairns Colonial Club


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Juicy Deals A$179 Save up to

With our Juicy Deals you could save up to A$179 or even better, get a group of 10 friends together and you could travel FREE!

Early Payment Discounts Offer #1: Save up to A$179

off the cost of your tour when you book and pay in full at least 6 months prior to departure.

Offer #2: Save up to A$89 off the cost of your tour when you book and pay in full at least 4 months prior to departure. Look out for the early payment discount symbol on each tour page.

EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT

Mix and Match Discounts Multiple Tour Discount Save A$50. Book two Contiki holidays, at least seven days long at the same time from this, or any other Contiki brochure and get A$50 off the cost of the second holiday.

SAVE UP TO A$179

Group Discounts Price Guarantee As soon as Contiki has received your deposit, the land tour price confirmed to you by Contiki reservations is guaranteed so book and pay your deposit as early as possible! It gives you the best choice and could save you money. Only Government action can change the price you pay. See page 47 for full details.

Reverse Tours Be forwards in coming backwards and save up to A$150. If it’s more convenient for you to start your trip from Darwin, Cairns, or the Whitsundays, you should check out our ‘reverse’ itineraries. These tours depart from cities in the north and can save you up to A$150. (look for this symbol on tour pages for full details)

Funky 4 - Save 5% Our ‘Funky 4’ discount means a 5% saving per person when 4 or more people book at the same time on the same tour.

Super 7 - Discount Save 7.5% Book a group of 7 people travelling on the same holiday at the same time and get a 7.5% discount per person.

Travel Free - Save $$$’s Experience Contiki’s Europe with a group of 10 friends booked on the same tour at the same time and the 11th person travels free. Alternatively, everyone in your group gets 10% off. NB. All discounts apply to land tour price only. Funky 4, Super 7, Travel Free and Mix and Match multiple tour offers cannot be combined.


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contiki.com THERE are three things you can’t leave home without – your passport, your spending money and a visit to Contiki’s all new website. Wired with loads of cutting edge features, it’s a fun and interactive travel planning site that will help you save heaps of time and money organising your overseas adventure.

Need a hand hunting down the perfect holiday? Trip Finder Our Trip Finder will point you in the right direction – it sorts by lots of different categories like departure date, price range and destination to make your choice super easy. www.contiki.com.au/tripfinder

My Trips If you still can’t decide where to go and what to do, the My Trips tool lets you save all the best bits about each destination like itineraries and articles – so you can think about it, take your time to make a decision and look over your plans later. www.contiki.com.au/mytrips

Want to know and see more or be kept up to date. Then there’s ... The Contiki Experience Minimovie Live the Contiki experience online through the eyes of two Contiki travellers at www.contiki.com.au/minimovie. Our awesome mini-movie follows their adventures across Europe and the USA.

Contikipedia You’ve heard of wikipedia, right? Well, this is our very own wiki stuffed full of everything you ever wanted to know about the Contiki experience.

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Written by our Tour Managers, it is a must-check travel ‘bible’ on all things Contiki and gives you loads of important, insider-only travel tips about Contiki trips and ‘life on the road’.

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Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Whitsundays (Long Island) Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

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Byron Bay

Connect Now Contiki Forums Don’t wait until you leave for your trip to meet other Contiki travellers, get in early and chat online before you head off on Contiki’s message boards. It’s also a great place to ask questions to Contiki passengers or our experienced tour managers. Plus it’s excellent for staying in touch once you get home. www.contiki.com.au/forums

My Trip Journal Forget hard to read travel diaries – share your up-to-the-minute travel yarns stories with friends and family back home as they happen on the road with the My Trip Journal tool. www.contiki.com.au/mytripjournal

Other Cool Stuff Deals & Offers If you want to cash in on the latest deals and exclusive offers, contiki.com is the place to search for an unbelievable bargain.

Join Contiki eNews Keep your finger on the pulse and join Contiki eNews - our monthly email newsletter that's full of interesting and exciting features like travel tips, competitions, giveaways, trip reviews, polls, plus more. And if that isn't enough, from time to time we'll send you excellent deals and member-only offers to save you loads of money. www.contiki.com.au/enews

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Low cost airlines...

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With low cost airlines like Jetstar, Tiger Airways and Virgin Blue opening up new travel routes all the time, international and local Contiki travellers alike can create the perfect holiday, easily combining great value flights with a tour. These airlines now service many Australian cities that Contiki tours start and finish in including Cairns, Sydney, Darwin, Alice Springs. There's also services to Whitsunday Coast and Hamilton Island (both servicing The Whitsundays) as well as Brisbane and Gold Coast (both servicing Surfers Paradise). Why not make a 7 day 'Magical Tropics' package by flying into the Whitsundays, join us for 7 days of island activity & reef adventure, and depart from Cairns? Alternatively you may wish to link a number of short Contiki tours to see more of Australia. For instance fly into Sydney, enjoy a few days with our 'Sydney Scene' then join our 'City to Surf' to enjoy the spectacular coast and Surfers Paradise, departing from Brisbane. The mix of packaging and holidays is completely up to you - now that's what I call flexibility! And it's not just the warm beach climate of the East Coast, the low cost airlines also allow you to easily match a Contiki tour in the Northern Territory to experience Kakadu, Katherine and Darwin.

Additionally these 'Low Fare Airlines' now connect many Australian cities to Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland should you wish to experience Contiki in New Zealand (see page 15). Here we show you examples of how to link low cost airlines with Contiki.

How to do it What’s the best way to book your short air packaged holiday? Booking is easy online direct with the low fare airline (or in conjunction with your travel agent). We don't get involved as we want you to get the best air deals and the best deals are made by committing early….so decide early what you want to do, book your Contiki product so as to ensure availability, then go online at either Jetstar (jetstar.com.au), Virgin Blue (virginblue.com.au) or Tiger Airways (tigerairways.com.au) and book the relevant connecting flights. NB: You will be responsible for the airport transfer to connect with your tour. Lots of hotels offer shuttle bus services, just ask us when booking your Contiki trip.

Native Australia P.23

Magical Tropics P.40

Darwin, Kakadu and Katherine Gorge - 4 day holiday - fly into and out of Darwin.

7 day holiday - fly into either Whitsundays Coast or Hamilton Island, then fly out of Cairns 7 days later.

Kakadu N.P

Litchfield N.P

Byron Bay Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge Port Stephens

Katherine

Currumbin

Tully Townsville Shute Harbour

Mossman Gorge

Cape Tribulation Port Douglas

Kuranda

Sydney Scene P.29 City to Surf P.42 Combine a Sydney Scene with our City to Surf to create an 8 day holiday – fly into Sydney, then fly out of Brisbane 8 days later.

Tully Townsville Shute Harbour

Island & Rainforest P.38-39 9 day holiday - fly into either Whitsundays Coast or Hamilton Island, then fly out of Cairns 9 days later.


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Mix & Match Oz/Nz Contiki offers New Zealand tours from 3-15 days starting at just

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A$100 per day

If you're an Aussie looking to travel further afield or an international visitor 'Down Under' on holiday and keen to spend more time in the region before or after your tour, Contiki also covers New Zealand. With 11 fantastic tours to choose from, it's an awesome opportunity to head across the Tasman Sea to Australia's closest neighbour. From North Island to South Island - engulf yourself in the incredible landscapes the film the Lord of the Rings calls home! There's action and adventure or if just chilling out and enjoying the pristine natural beauty of this amazing country is more your thing, whatever you're into - New Zealand has much to offer! Getting between the two countries is only getting easier as the low cost airlines (see page 14) have joined the list of airlines flying between Australia and New Zealand. Airfares are now great value and flights are readily available from most of Australia's major gateway cities to Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown or Christchurch where our Contiki New Zealand tours start and finish. Whatever you're into, New Zealand offers it - so go grab a copy of our New Zealand brochure or check it out at www.contiki.com.au/new-zealand Queenstown

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NORTH ISLAND Bay of Islands

Parry Kauri Park

Waitomo Caves Rotorua Huka Falls Tongariro National Park

TASMAN SEA

Cook Strait Ferry

Maori Culture

Arthur’s Pass

Hokitika Franz Josef & Fox Glacier Haast Pass Milford Sound

PACIFIC OCEAN

Lake Tekapo Lake Ohau

Queenstown Te Anau

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Picton Jet Boating Queenstown

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INTRODUCING COMBINED EAST COAST & NORTHERN TERRITORY Two of Australia’s most significant geographical regions are the 'East Coast' and the 'Northern Territory'. The East Coast is renowned for its sand beaches, relaxing islands, spectacular rainforests, stunning coral reefs, large cities, lively nightlife and abundant adventure activities. The Northern Territory is the heart of Australia's Indigenous Aboriginal culture and is home to outback adventures, incredible nature and an array of unusual sights, activities and local characters that'll provide memories that are unlike anything else you'll ever know. Over the next few pages you'll find the Contrast Reef & Rock, the Aussie Explorer and the Ocean to Outback itineraries that allow you to experience both of these unique areas on your Contiki travels.

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CONTRAST REEF & ROCK All this included z z z z z z z

13 nights quad share accommodation (twin share also available) Flight from Whitsundays to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Cairns 9 breakfasts (B), and 5 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Sydney: z See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge z Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour

Byron Bay: z Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point

Port Stephens: z See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay

Currumbin: z Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils

Coffs Harbour (Surf Village): z See the Big Banana & banana plantations z Stay in our Surf Village

Surfers Paradise: z Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches z Visit Jupiter's Casino

Brisbane: City sightseeing tour z See the Brisbane River & Southbank z See an Opal demonstration z

Noosa: Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach

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Fraser Island: Stay on this World Heritage listed island z Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island z Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities z

Country Homestead: z Stay at a traditional Country Homestead z Experience a farm tour

Who knew that having a photo taken cuddling a koala or being able to d wallabies hand feed kangaroos an would be a highlight for so many people on the tours! Shaz Pittorino Contiki Tour Manager

Capricorn Coast: Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn z Rockhampton sightseeing tour z

Mackay: z Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry Airlie Beach: z Visit the vibrant seaside town Whitsundays: z Transfer boat to Long Island z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies z Flight from Whitsundays to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Cairns Uluru: z Uluru National Park entrance fee z Visit Uluru at sunset & sunrise z Hike the base of Uluru

14 Days from A$2749

Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Relax in the Yularu Resort Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds Erldunda & Mt. Ebenezer: z Visit a traditional Outback Roadhouse z Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat z See the unusually shaped Mt. Connor Alice Springs: z City sightseeing tour z Visit ANZAC Hill lookout z See Alice Springs Telegraph Station z Visit the West MacDonnell National Park Simpson's Gap: z Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the blackfooted wallaby z z z


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Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

Uluru Simpsons Gap

Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Relax on Long Island - The Whitsundays

Byron Bay Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Port Stephens

FREE TIME Itinerary DAY 1: Sydney to Port Stephens. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy a brief city sightseeing tour before crossing the Harbour Bridge. Then we head north to Port Stephens for the afternoon, and our resort in Shoal Bay. Resort (D) DAY 2: Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today we continue along the scenic 'holiday coast' to our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour. Try your hand at the iconic Aussie sport of surfing. Surf Village (B,D) DAY 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise. To Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Then into Queensland, the Sunshine State, to visit Aussie Wildlife at Currumbin, and on to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. To Brisbane this morning for free time. After lunch we head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa. Enjoy some time to swim and shop before continuing onto one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) DAY 6: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead. We travel north to the heart of Australia's beef industry on the Capricorn Coast, and our unique Aussie experience at

our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D) DAY 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays. Travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Long Island for the next 3 nights. Resort (B,D) DAYS 9-10: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 11: Whitsundays to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Today we fly from the Whitsundays to Uluru via Cairns. See the contrasts today as you fly from the 'blue and green' of the coast to the 'red' of the outback at Yulara Resort. Lodge DAY 12: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 13: Uluru to Alice Springs. Today we visit a traditional roadhouse on our return to Alice Springs. Maybe join us for dinner to try outback delicacies like crocodile and emu. Hotel (B) DAY 14: Alice Springs. Free time this morning for a hot air balloon flight before taking in the local sights of Alice Springs. We'll visit the ANZAC Hill Lookout and the original Alice Springs Telegraph Station before saying a final farewell this afternoon. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/rock

WANT TO STAY LONGER? See page 22 & 28 for great rates to extend your holiday

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Port Stephens: z Sandboard & Dune Tour Coffs Harbour: z Learn to surf Surfers Paradise: z Dracula's comedy cabaret restaurant

Bushwacker eco rainforest guided discovery tour Fraser Island: z 4WD guided tour Whitsundays: z Outer Barrier Reef cruise Alice Springs: z Hot air ballooning over the MacDonnell Ranges Uluru: z Harley Davidson Motorcycle tour around Uluru z Champagne sunset picnic z

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All this included z z z z z z z

24 nights quad share accommodation (23 for reverse itinerary) (twin share also available) Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (or reverse for EXDS) 19 breakfasts (B), and 9 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Managers & Drivers Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Sydney: z See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge z Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Port Stephens: z See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay Coffs Harbour (Surf Village): z Stay in our Surf Village z See the Big Banana & banana plantations Byron Bay: z Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point Currumbin: z Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils Surfers Paradise: z Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches

z Visit Jupiter's Casino Brisbane: z See an Opal demonstration Noosa: z Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach Fraser Island: z Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island z Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities Country Homestead: z Stay at a traditional Country Homestead z Experience a farm tour Capricorn Coast: z Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn z Rockhampton sightseeing tour Mackay: z Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry

Airlie Beach: Visit the vibrant seaside town Whitsundays: z Transfer boat to Long Island z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies Townsville: z City sightseeing tour Tully: z Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting Cairns: z City sightseeing tour z Flight between Cairns & Alice Springs Alice Springs: z City sightseeing tour z Visit ANZAC Hill lookout z Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the unique Outback animals z Visit the West MacDonnell National Park Simpson's Gap: z Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the blackfooted wallaby Kings Creek Station: z Visit the cattle & camel station z

Enjoy an evening bush camp See the desert night sky & stars Kings Canyon: z Visit Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park z Hike along the canyon ridge z Visit the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' Uluru: z Uluru National Park entrance fee z Visit Uluru at sunset & sunrise z Hike the base of Uluru z Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre z Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds Erldunda & Mt. Ebenezer: z Visit a traditional Outback Roadhouse z Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat z See the unusually shaped Mt. Connor Ti Tree: z Visit the Red Sands Art Gallery to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos Wycliffe Well: z Visit the town known for its UFO sightings z z

Devil's Marbles: Visit the rock formation Tennant Creek: z Visit the site of Australia's last gold rush Daly Waters: z Visit the famous Outback pub Mataranka: z Swim in the thermal pools z Visit Elsey, the historic "We of the Never Never" homestead Katherine: z Visit Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Kakadu National Park: z Stay in Kakadu National Park z Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art z Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre z Cruise to see crocodiles & native bird life Darwin: z Visit the Darwin Museum to see the Cyclone Tracy display Litchfield National Park: z See the termite mounds z See the rainforests & sandstone formations z Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls z


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Tennant Creek Wycliffe Well Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon The Olgas

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Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

Devils Marbles

Mackay Country Homestead

Alice Springs

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Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

Uluru

Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Sail the Whitsundays

Byron Bay

Itinerary DAY 1: Sydney to Port Stephens. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy a brief city sightseeing tour before crossing the Harbour Bridge. Then we head north to Port Stephens for the afternoon, and our resort in Shoal Bay. Resort (D) DAY 2: Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today we continue along the scenic 'holiday coast' to our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour. Try your hand at the iconic Aussie sport of surfing. Surf Village (B,D) DAY 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise. To Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Then into Queensland, the Sunshine State, to visit Aussie Wildlife at Currumbin, and on to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. To Brisbane this morning for free time. After lunch we head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa. Enjoy some time to swim and shop before continuing onto one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) DAY 6: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead. We travel north to the heart of Australia's beef industry on the Capricorn Coast, and our unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D) DAY 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays. Travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Long Island for the next 3 nights. Resort (B,D) DAYS 8-10: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to p44 for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Sydney Code: EXSX Ex Darwin Code: EXDX DAYS 9-10: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 11: Whitsundays to Cairns. North to Townsville, famous for its gold rush, fishing and sugar. Then it's via Tully to the cosmopolitan city of Cairns. Resort (B) DAYS 12-13: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit

the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B) DAY 14: Cairns to Alice Springs. Free morning before flying to Alice Springs to begin your Northern Territory adventure. Hotel DAY 15: Alice Springs. Today we see the sights around Alice Springs, including Simpson's Gap and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Hotel (B,D) DAY 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station. Further free time, then across the Finke River, the oldest river in the world, to Kings Creek Station to experience a working camel station. Tonight, sleep under the stars in true outback style. Outback bush camp (B,D) DAY 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Take in the stunning sight of Kings Canyon. Later we drive past amazing Mt Connor, to reach Yulara Resort. Watch the sunset over Uluru and explore this world-famous monolith. Lodge (B) DAY 18: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 19: Uluru to Alice Springs. Today we visit a traditional roadhouse on our return to Alice Springs. Maybe join us for dinner to try outback delicacies like crocodile and emu. Hotel (B) DAY 20: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek. Heading north across the Tropic of Capricorn with time to experience Ti Tree, Wycliffe Well and the Devils Marbles. Tonight stay in the 'true-blue' Aussie Outback town of Tennant Creek. Hotel (D) DAY 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine. Time at Daly Waters to see the oldest Territory pub, and at Mataranka Thermal Pools en-route to Katherine. Hotel (B) DAY 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park. Visit Katherine Gorge with free time to appreciate this spectacular area. Then to Kakadu National Park via Edith or Gunlom Falls. Hotel (B,D) DAY 23: Kakadu National Park. Today you'll experience the vast and unforgettable landscape, World Heritage wetlands, and amazing wildlife of Kakadu. Hotel (B) DAY 24: Kakadu National Park to Darwin. On to Darwin, the most northern city in Australia, for city sightseeing and time at leisure. Hotel (B) DAY 25: Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Visit Litchfield National Park, with time to explore. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Darwin. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ aussie-explorer

WANT TO STAY LONGER? See page 22 & 28 for great rates to extend your holiday

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Port Stephens

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Port Stephens: z Dolphin Watching Cruise Coffs Harbour: z Learn to surf Fraser Island: z 4-wheel drive guided tour Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip

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Itinerary DAY 1: Sydney. Check in, meet your Contiki Representative and fellow travellers, then enjoy dinner and a night out on the town. Hotel (D) DAYS 2-3: Sydney. Explore Sydney on the hop-on hop-off guided sightseeing tour and Harbour cruise. Then a full day free to explore with a range of day and evening activities on offer. Hotel

BRIDGE TO REEF 10 Days from A$1359 All this included z z z z z z z

9 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) Flight and transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays 5 breakfasts (B), and 2 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager, Driver & Contiki Representative Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

Jet Boat - Sydney

Sydney: z Hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour to see the Sydney Opera House, historic Rocks area & Harbour Bridge z Cruise on Sydney Harbour to see one of the most beautiful harbours in the world z Experience Sydney's famous nightlife

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Transfer to Sydney airport on day 4

Whitsundays: Flight between Sydney & the Whitsundays z Transfer boat to Long Island z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies z

Cairns: City sightseeing tour z Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing z Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing

DAY 4: Sydney to Whitsundays. More free time in Sydney before your flight to the picturesque marine haven of the Whitsundays and beautiful Long Island Resort for the next three nights. Resort (B,D) DAYS 5-6: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B)

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Sydney: z Harbour Bridge Climb z Jet Boat Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip Cairns: z Outer Barrier Reef cruise z White water rafting z Tandem Skydiving z AJ Hackett bungy jump

DAY 7: Whitsundays to Cairns. Today, head north to the cosmopolitan city of Cairns, home to action, the reef and plenty of fun. Resort (B) DAYS 8-9: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B) DAY 10: Cairns. This morning we visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to learn about this unique culture. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Cairns. Please note: On day 7, we may substitute the coach travel with a flight from Whitsundays to Cairns. When we do this the flight is included in the price shown.

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ bridge-to-reef

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Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon Alice Springs The Olgas

Itinerary For days 1-9 refer to Bridge to Reef Tour Itinerary on p20.

OCEAN TO OUTBACK 15 Days from A$2429 All this included z z z z z z z

14 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) Flight and transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays & Cairns to Alice Springs 10 breakfasts (B), and 4 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager, Driver & Contiki Representative Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! For Included Highlights for Sydney and Whitsundays please see Bridge to Reef Included Highlights on p.20.

Cairns: z Transfer to Cairns airport on day 10 z City sightseeing tour Alice Springs: Flight between Cairns & Alice Springs z City sightseeing tour z Visit ANZAC Hill lookout z Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the unique Outback animals z

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Visit the West MacDonnell National Park

Simpson's Gap: z Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the black footed wallaby Kings Creek Station: Visit the cattle & camel station z Enjoy an evening bush camp z See the desert night sky & stars z

Kings Canyon: Visit Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park z Hike along the canyon ridge z Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat z Visit the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' z

Uluru: z Uluru National Park entrance fee z Visit Uluru at sunset & sunrise z Hike the base of Uluru z Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre z Relax in the Yularu Resort z Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds

DAY 10: Cairns to Alice Springs. Free morning before flying to Alice Springs to begin your Northern Territory adventure. Hotel DAY 11: Alice Springs. Today we see the sights around Alice Springs, including Simpson's Gap and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Hotel (B,D) DAY 12: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station. Further free time, then across the Finke River, the oldest river in the world, to Kings Creek Station to experience a working camel station. Tonight, sleep under the stars in true outback style. Outback bush camp (B,D)

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Sydney: z Harbour Bridge Climb z Jet Boat Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip Cairns: z Outer Barrier Reef cruise z White water rafting z Scuba diving for beginners and certified divers z AJ Hackett bungy jump Alice Springs: z Aboriginal Dreamtime Bushtucker Tour z Hot Air Ballooning Uluru: z Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tour z Uluru Champagne Sunset

DAY 13: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Take in the stunning sight of Kings Canyon. Later we drive past amazing Mt Connor, to reach Yulara Resort. Watch the sunset over Uluru and explore this world-famous monolith. Lodge (B) DAY 14: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 15: Uluru. Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends after breakfast in Uluru or you can join us for a free transfer to Alice Springs where your trip will end upon arrival at 6.00pm. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ ocean-to-outback

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INTRODUCING THE NORTHERN TERRITORY Darwin - Alice Springs - Kings Canyon - Uluru - Kakadu ‘Out of this world’ is the best way to describe the experience you’ll get from the Northern Territory. From the tropical wetlands of the north to the red soil and sparse greenery of the Red Centre, it’s a place that ignites the imagination and makes everyday life seem a million miles away. In short, it’s the perfect place to escape for a great ‘outback’ adventure. Sure we’ll take you to the unforgettable spots of Kings Canyon and Uluru where sunrise and sunset never fail to amaze, but we’ll give you other experiences just as breathtaking. We’ll take you to less well-known but equally magnificent spots such as Katherine Gorge and other secret groves. Meeting the characters of the outback will be just as memorable. Imagine hot air ballooning over the desert, discovering the wetlands of Kakadu, or sleeping in a swag on a cattle station seeing more stars in the sky than you ever knew possible. In no time you’ll feel the ‘spirit’ of the land deeply cherished by the indigenous Aboriginals and their mesmerising dreamtime stories. Then you can head back to the ‘21st century’ to the hub of Darwin and discover the cultural melting pot this city has become. Let the Northern Territory work it’s magic on you – you’ll never forget it.

Want to stay longer before or after your tour? 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. Quad share with facilities: A$45 Twin Share with facilities: A$75 Hotel Code: SFD 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. Triple share with facilities: A$45 Twin Share with facilities: A$65 Hotel Code: MOA NB. These are subject to availability and restrictions apply, please see the ‘Can I Stay Longer’ section in Questions & Answers on page 46


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NATIVE AUSTRALIA 4 Days from A$595 All this included z z z z z z

3 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 3 breakfasts (B), and 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Darwin: z City sightseeing tour z See the harbour & East Point Military Reserve z Visit the Darwin Museum to see the Cyclone Tracy display

Litchfield National Park: z See the termite mounds z See the rainforests & sandstone formations z Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

Kakadu National Park: z Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art z Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre z Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles & native bird life Katherine: z Visit Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls and wildlife

Scenic Flight

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Kakadu: z Scenic flight Katherine: z Katherine Gorge cruise

Itinerary DAY 1: Darwin and Litchfield National Park. Meet your Contiki crew and head off to discover Litchfield National Park. Later we return to Darwin for an evening on the town. Hotel DAY 2: Darwin to Kakadu National Park. There's a city sightseeing tour of Darwin this morning and time at leisure. Tonight we stay in Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B,D) DAY 3: Kakadu National Park. Today you'll experience the vast and unforgettable landscape, World Heritage wetlands, and

amazing wildlife of Kakadu. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Kakadu National Park (via Katherine) to Darwin. Head south via Gunlom or Edith Falls, to visit Katherine Gorge with free time to appreciate this spectacular area. This evening you'll catch a transfer coach back to Darwin, where your tour concludes at 10:20pm. (B) Please note: The transfer coach is not operated by Contiki, but by a third party operator.

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/native

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ALICE & KAKADU

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Kakadu National Park: z Scenic flight Katherine: z Katherine Gorge cruise

6 Days from A$795 All this included z z z z z z

5 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 5 breakfasts (B), and 2 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Darwin: z City sightseeing tour z See the harbour & East Point Military Reserve z Visit the Darwin Museum to see the Cyclone Tracy display Litchfield National Park: z See the termite mounds z See the rainforests & sandstone formations z Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

Kakadu National Park: z Stay in Kakadu National Park z Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art z Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre z Cruise to see crocodiles & native bird life Katherine: z Visit Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls and wildlife

Mataranka: z Swim in the thermal pools z Visit Elsey, the historic "We of the Never Never" homestead Daly Waters: z Visit the famous Outback pub Tennant Creek: z Visit the site of Australia's last gold rush Devil's Marbles: z Visit the rock formation Wycliffe Well: z Visit the town known for its UFO sightings Ti Tree: z Visit the Red Sands Art Gallery to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos

Itinerary DAY 1: Darwin and Litchfield National Park. Meet your Contiki crew and head off to discover Litchfield National Park. Later we return to Darwin for an evening on the town. Hotel DAY 2: Darwin to Kakadu National Park. There's a city sightseeing tour of Darwin this morning and time at leisure. Tonight we stay in Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B,D) DAY 3: Kakadu National Park. Today you'll experience the vast and unforgettable landscape, World Heritage wetlands, and amazing wildlife of Kakadu. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Kakadu National Park to Katherine. Head south via Gunlom

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CODE: AKAD 2008/09 A$ Per Person

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829 829 829 829 815 815 815 815 795 795 795 795 795 795 849 849 849 835 835 835

• Twin share supplement: A$135 per person. AKDA: • Start 7.30am & end 2.00pm. AKAD: • Start 10.00am & end 6.00pm.

Gorge Cruise

or Edith Falls, to visit Katherine Gorge with free time to appreciate this spectacular area. Hotel (B) DAY 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek. Today travel to Mataranka, before stopping at Daly Waters to see the oldest Territory pub. Later, we arrive at the 'true-blue' Aussie Outback town of Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) DAY 6: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs. Firstly visit the Devils Marbles, then on to Wycliffe Well and Ti Tree. Later cross the Tropic of Capricorn and say final farewells to your fellow travellers as your tour ends on arrival in Alice Springs. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/kakadu

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FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample:

Kings Canyon Simpsons Gap The Olgas

Alice Springs: z Hot air ballooning z Aboriginal bush tucker & cultural tour Kings Canyon: z Quad bike tour z Scenic helicopter flight

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Uluru: Harley Davidson motorcycle tour z Sunset champagne picnic

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ALICE & ULURU Choose to end your tour in Uluru or Alice Springs.

5 Days from A$725 All this included z z z z z z

4 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 4 breakfasts (B), and 2 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Alice Springs: z City sightseeing tour z Visit ANZAC Hill lookout z Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the unique Outback animals Simpson's Gap: z Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the blackfooted wallaby Kings Creek Station: z Visit the cattle & camel station

z z

Enjoy an evening bush camp See the desert night sky & stars

Kings Canyon: z Visit Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park z Hike along the canyon ridge z Visit the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City'

Uluru: z Uluru National Park entrance fee z Visit Uluru at sunset & sunrise z Hike the base of Uluru z Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre z Relax in the Yularu Resort z Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds Erldunda & Mt. Ebenezer: z Visit a traditional Outback Roadhouse z Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat z See the unusually shaped Mt. Connor

Champagne sunset - Uluru

Scenic Flight

Balloon Ride - Alice Springs

Itinerary DAY 1: Alice Springs. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy the Alice Springs Desert Park. Hotel (D) DAY 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station. Further free time, then across the Finke River, the oldest river in the world, to Kings Creek Station to experience a working camel station. Tonight, sleep under the stars in true outback style. Outback bush camp (B,D) DAY 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Take in the stunning sight of Kings Canyon. Later we drive past amazing Mt Connor, to reach Yulara Resort. Watch the sunset

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Refer to www.contiki.com.au/uluru

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CODE: AEAD 2008/09 A$ Per Person

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765 765 765 765 745 745 745 745 725 725 725 725 725 725 775 775 775 765 765 765

• Twin share supplement: A$119 per person. AEDA: • Start 2.00pm & end 8.00am. AEAD: • Start 9.00am & end 8.00am.

Quadbiking - Kings Canyon

over Uluru and explore this worldfamous monolith. Lodge (B) DAY 4: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 5: Uluru. Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends after breakfast or you may join us for a free transfer to Alice Springs where your trip will end upon arrival at 6.00pm. (B)

For Travel Insurance see page 46.

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TERRITORY & OUTBACK 11 Days from A$1245

Uluru at Sunset

All this included z z z z z z

10 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 9 breakfasts (B), and 4 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Alice Springs: z City sightseeing tour z Visit ANZAC Hill lookout z See Alice Springs Telegraph Station z Visit Alice Springs Desert Park to see the unique Outback animals z Visit the West MacDonnell National Park Simpson's Gap: z Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site, home to the blackfooted wallaby

Kings Creek Station: z Visit the cattle & camel station z Enjoy an evening bush camp z See the desert night sky & stars Kings Canyon: z Visit Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park z Hike along the canyon ridge z Visit the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole and the 'Lost City' Erldunda & Mt. Ebenezer: z Visit a traditional Outback Roadhouse

z z

Spot kangaroos in their natural habitat See the unusually shaped Mt. Connor

Uluru: z Uluru National Park entrance fee z Visit Uluru at sunset and sunrise z Hike the base of Uluru z Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre z Relax in the Yularu Resort z Visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) & hike the Valley of the Winds Ti Tree: z Visit the Red Sands Art Gallery to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos

Wycliffe Well: z Visit the town known for its UFO sightings Devil's Marbles: Visit the rock formation

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Tennant Creek: z Visit the site of Australia's last gold rush Daly Waters: z Visit the famous Outback pub Mataranka: z Swim in the thermal pools z Visit Elsey, the historic "We of the Never Never" homestead Katherine: Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls and wildlife

z Visit

Kakadu National Park: Stay in Kakadu National Park z Hike to see the Aboriginal rock art z Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre z Cruise to see crocodiles & native bird life z

Darwin: City sightseeing tour z See the harbour & East Point Military Reserve z Visit the Darwin Museum to see the Cyclone Tracy display z

Litchfield National Park: See the termite mounds z See the rainforests & sandstone formations z Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls z


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...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Kings Canyon: z Camel ride Uluru: z Scenic flight over Uluru & the Olgas Alice Springs: z Hot air ballooning z Aboriginal bush tucker & cultural tour Katherine: z Katherine Gorge cruise Kakadu National Park: z Scenic flight

Katherine

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Tennant Creek Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well Simpsons Gap Kings Canyon

Ti Tree

The Olgas Uluru

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Itinerary DAY 1: Alice Springs. Meet your Contiki crew this morning and enjoy a city sightseeing tour. Later we visit Simpson's Gap and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Hotel (D) DAY 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station. Further free time, then across the Finke River, the oldest river in the world, to Kings Creek Station to experience a working camel station. Tonight, sleep under the stars in true outback style. Outback bush camp (B,D) DAY 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru. Take in the stunning sight of Kings Canyon. Later we drive past amazing Mt Connor, to reach Yulara Resort. Watch the sunset over Uluru and explore this world-famous monolith. Lodge (B) DAY 4: Uluru. Up early to see the mixed colours of Uluru at sunrise. The adventurous will have time to walk around or climb the famous Rock. Later we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B) DAY 5: Uluru to Alice Springs. Today we visit a traditional roadhouse on our return to Alice Springs. Maybe join us for dinner to try outback delicacies like crocodile and emu. Hotel (B)

Alice Springs

Camel ride - Kings Canyon

DAY 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek. Heading north across the Tropic of Capricorn with time to experience Ti Tree, Wycliffe Well and the Devils Marbles. Tonight stay in the 'true-blue' Aussie Outback town of Tennant Creek. Hotel (D) DAY 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine. Time at Daly Waters to see the oldest Territory pub, and at Mataranka Thermal Pools en-route to Katherine. Hotel (B) DAY 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park. Visit Katherine Gorge with free time to appreciate this spectacular area. Then to Kakadu National Park via Edith or Gunlom Falls. Hotel (B,D) DAY 9: Kakadu National Park. Today you'll experience the vast and unforgettable landscape, World Heritage wetlands, and amazing wildlife of Kakadu. Hotel (B) DAY 10: Kakadu National Park to Darwin. On to Darwin, the most northern city in Australia, for city sightseeing and time at leisure. Hotel (B) DAY 11: Darwin to Litchfield National Park. Visit Litchfield National Park, with time to explore. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Darwin. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/territory

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Harley Ride - Uluru

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INTRODUCING EAST COAST AUSTRALIA Sydney - Cairns - Whitsundays - Surfers Paradise Australia's East Coast will blow your mind. From vibrant cosmopolitan cities, beaches to die for and stunning natural wonders, this coastline is jam-packed with treasures. If it’s tropical paradise you're after, the East Coast is everything you ever dreamed of. Golden sands, crystal clear waters and deserted beaches abound. The nature of chilled out coastal towns like Byron Bay will seduce you into the relaxed Aussie way of life. But forget about just kicking back and taking it easy, with Contiki we'll give you the chance to challenge yourself to the limit. Take your pick from white water rafting, bungee jumping, or learning to dive on the incredible Great Barrier Reef. If you want to have a go at the iconic Australian sport of surfing - the beaches from Burleigh to Bondi provide world-class breaks. One thing you won't want to miss is the best of city life. Contiki will take you from the upbeat glamour of Sydney to the adventure capital, Cairns - East Coast cities are the most happening in Australia. Packing your suitcase yet? We still haven’t mentioned the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest, four-wheel driving on Fraser Island National Park, or sailing through the amazing Whitsunday Islands....there's so much to see and do. From chilled out bliss to action adventure, Contiki's East Coast experience delivers it all and more!

Want to stay longer before or after your tour? CAIRNS. Cairns Colonial Club Resort 18-26 Cannon Street, 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. Quad Share with facilities: A$40 Twin Share with facilities: A$75 Hotel Code: CCC SYDNEY. Travelodge Hotel Sydney, 27-33 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney: Centrally located near Sydney’s Hyde Park, the Travelodge features a restaurant and bar. Rooms are airconditioned, with ensuite bathrooms, kitchenette with microwave, tea & coffee making facilities, colour TV and PC Data access. Triple Share with facilities: A$65 Twin Share with facilities: A$79 Hotel Code: TWS NB. These are subject to availability and restrictions apply, please see the ‘Can I Stay Longer’ section in Questions & Answers on page 46


Enjoy more time in this amazing harbour city, consistently voted by travellers as a place they wish to experience. Sydney has something for everyone. There’s the famous Opera House, beautiful beaches, cool cafes, hot nightlife and spectacular views from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Sydney Scene is an excellent way to start or finish an East Coast Contiki tour ... or it's perfect just by itself!

Highlights & Inclusions 3 nights in centrally located hotel with private facilities on a triple share basis (twin share also available) z A Sydney and Bondi Explorer Bus Sightseeing Pass - so that you can get out there and enjoy the sights including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the Paddington markets and Bondi Beach to name just a few z Welcome Info pack z Sydney Harbour Day Cruise Pass you'll see the harbour highlights including Circular Quay, The Rocks District, Watson’s Bay and Taronga Zoo z On your free day, there's the chance to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a day trip to the Blue Mountains or head to the Hunter Valley vineyards to enjoy some wine tasting The Explorer Bus & Harbour Day Cruise include commentaries, and are both ‘hopon/hop-off’, so you’re free to get on & off at each sight.

manager or itinerary, instead we give you all the info and resources you need to squeeze the maximum out of the city, along with the flexibility to set your own pace to explore

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bus and cruise tickets are included in the documents you receive before you leave. You'll receive your Welcome Info pack on arrival at the hotel

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Twin room tour prices can only be booked when two friends book at the same time on the same booking reference number.

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/sydney

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Contiki’s ‘Sydney Scene’ package is different from our other tours as it does not include a tour

SYDNEY NEW YEAR 4 Days A$609 Sydney has become one of the most sought after locations around the world to see in the New Year! So spend a few days in this wonderful city and join us to welcome in the New Year with Sydney's great nightlife or memorable fireworks display.

Package Highlights & Great Value Inclusions z z z z z z

3 nights in centrally located hotel with private facilities on a triple share basis (twin share also available) 2 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) & 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary Experienced Tour Manager for the tour duration 'Sydney New Year' welcome information Guided half day sightseeing tour of Sydney and its beaches Sydney Harbour ‘hop-on, hop-off’ Day Cruise Pass

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CODE: C3SS 2008/09

C3SS: • Prices are based on triple-share. • Twin share supplement: A$55 per person. • Twin share is only available when booked together with a friend. • Hotel check in from 2.00pm. For Travel Insurance see page 46.

Itinerary DAY 1: Sydney. Check in and collect your welcome information from hotel reception. Tonight meet your Tour Manager & fellow travellers, enjoy a welcome drink and dinner. Hotel (D) DAY 2: Sydney. Today enjoy a guided half day sightseeing tour. Tonight, why not go harbour-side to see the New Year

celebrations. Hotel (B) DAY 3: Sydney. Recovery lunch and day to chill out, including a relaxing harbour cruise. Then maybe venture to Bondi Beach later this afternoon or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Hotel (L) DAY 4: Sydney. Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Please note: You'll receive your welcome information on arrival at the hotel.

Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ sydney-new-year

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Jan 2

A$ Per Person 609

SNYE: • Prices are based on triple share • Twin share supplement: A$125 per person, twin share is only available when booked together with a friend. • Hotel check in from 2.00pm. For Travel Insurance see page 46.


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Skyrail over the Rainforest

REEFS & RAINFORESTS All this included z z z z z z z

15 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 11 breakfasts (B), and 6 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Rainforest adventure on Days 1 and 2 Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

Tully: Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting

Mossman Gorge: z Visit & swim in Mossman National Park z Enjoy a walk through the rainforest to the Gorge

Daintree National Park: Visit Cape Tribulation & its unique beach z Enjoy a swim in Emmagen Creek z Daintree Rainforest flora & fauna boardwalk z See the mangrove swamp & strangler fig z Learn about Aboriginal legends of the area z

Port Douglas: Visit this luxury holiday resort town z See the magnificent marina z

AJ Hackett Bungy Jump: z Visit the famous bungy site

Dan Hodgkinson Contiki Tour Manager

Country Homestead: Stay at a traditional Country Homestead z Experience a farm tour

Currumbin: Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils

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Townsville: City sightseeing tour

Fraser Island: z Stay on this World Heritage listed island z Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island z Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities

Byron Bay: z Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point

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Cairns: z Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda z Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing z Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing z City sightseeing tour

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Airlie Beach: Visit the vibrant seaside town

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Whitsundays: Transfer boat to Long Island Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies z z

Mackay: Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry

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Capricorn Coast: z Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn z Rockhampton sightseeing tour

Noosa: z Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach Brisbane: z City sightseeing tour z See the Brisbane River & Southbank z See an Opal demonstration Surfers Paradise: z Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches z Visit Jupiter's Casino

Coffs Harbour (Surf Village): z Stay in our Surf Village z See the Big Banana & banana plantations Port Stephens: z See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay Sydney: z See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge z Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour


Kuranda Tully Townsville

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Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Whitsundays (Long Island) Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Byron Bay

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Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Surfers Paradise

...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Cairns: z White water rafting z Outer Barrier Reef cruise Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip Fraser Island: z 4-wheel drive guided tour Surfers Paradise: z Harley Davidson motorcycle ride Coffs Harbour: z Learn to surf Port Stephens: z Dolphin Watching Cruise

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Port Douglas

Jungle Surfing

CODE: BWCS 2008/09

CODE: BWSC 2008/09

All prices per person in A$

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Itinerary DAY 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Meet your Contiki Crew, then we head to Port Douglas, the celebrated beach resort town of the rich! Then along the Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge for some free time to explore and into the Daintree National Park to Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) DAY 2: Cape Tribulation. A full day to savour the pristine Daintree National Park and enjoy the activities around Cape Tribulation. Resort (B) DAY 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns. Today we visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Then it's back to Cairns. Resort (B) DAYS 4-5: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort DAY 6: Cairns to Whitsundays. Today pass via Tully, the wettest place in Australia, to Townsville and then on to Airlie Beach the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Long Island for the next three nights. Resort (B,D) DAYS 6-8: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to p44 for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Cairns Code: BWCW Ex Sydney Code: BWSW DAYS 7-8: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 9: Whitsundays to Country Homestead. Today travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to the Capricorn Coast and into the heart of Australia's beef industry. Then on to our

unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D) DAY 10: Country Homestead to Fraser Island. Continuing south we follow the coast to one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) DAY 11: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 12: Fraser Island to Surfers Paradise. Back to the mainland we travel to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa with free time for a swim and shopping. After lunch we'll take in the sights and sounds of Brisbane before arriving in Surfers Paradise. After dinner, try your luck at Jupiter's Casino! Hotel (B) DAY 13: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 14: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today see Australian wildlife at Currumbin, before we are on to Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Later we arrive at our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour for a night of festivities! Surf Village (B,D) DAY 15: Coffs Harbour to Port Stephens. This morning a chance to try the iconic Aussie sport of surfing, and be taught by the best in the business, at our Surf Village. This afternoon we drive to Port Stephens and our resort at spectacular Shoal Bay. Resort (B,D) DAY 16: Port Stephens to Sydney. This morning there is time for activities in Port Stephens. Then on to Sydney where, after crossing the Harbour Bridge, your tour ends with a brief city sightseeing tour. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/reefs

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Mossman Gorge

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Great Barrier Reef

BEACHES & REEFS 14 Days from A$1749

Whitsundays

All this included z z z z z z

13 nights quad share accommodation (twin share is also available) 9 breakfasts (B), and 5 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Sydney: z See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge z Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Port Stephens: z See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay Coffs Harbour (Surf Village): z See the Big Banana & banana plantations z Stay in our Surf Village

Byron Bay: Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point

z

Currumbin: z Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils Surfers Paradise: Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches z Visit Jupiter's Casino z

Brisbane: z City sightseeing tour

z z

See the Brisbane River & Southbank See an Opal demonstration

Noosa: Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach

z

Fraser Island: z Stay on this World Heritage listed island z Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island z Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities Country Homestead: z Stay at a traditional Country Homestead z Farm tour Capricorn Coast: Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn

z

Rockhampton sightseeing tour

z

Mackay: z Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry

z

z

Airlie Beach: z Visit the vibrant seaside town Whitsundays: z Transfer boat to Long Island z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies Townsville: z City sightseeing tour Tully: z Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting Cairns: z City sightseeing tour

z

Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing


Tully Townsville

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Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

Whitsundays (Long Island) Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Port Stephens: z Sandboard & Dune Tour Surfers Paradise: z Tandem skydive z Harley Davidson motorcycle ride z Bushwacker eco rainforest tour Fraser Island: z 4-wheel drive guided tour Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip Cairns: z Outer Barrier Reef cruise z Scuba diving for beginners and certified divers. z Hot air ballooning Sydney: z Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (on a tour finishing in Sydney)

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All prices per person in A$

Cairns nightlife

Itinerary DAY 1: Sydney to Port Stephens. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy a brief city sightseeing tour before crossing the Harbour Bridge. Then we head north to Port Stephens for the afternoon, and our resort in Shoal Bay. Resort (D) DAY 2: Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today we continue along the scenic 'holiday coast' to our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour. Try your hand at the iconic Aussie sport of surfing. Surf Village (B,D) DAY 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise. To Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Then into Queensland, the Sunshine State, to visit Aussie Wildlife at Currumbin, and on to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. To Brisbane this morning for free time. After lunch we head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa. Enjoy some time to swim and shop before continuing onto one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) DAY 6: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead. We travel north to the heart of Australia's beef industry on the Capricorn Coast, and our unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty

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meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D) DAY 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays. Travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Long Island for the next 3 nights. Resort (B,D) DAYS 8-10: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to p44 for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Sydney Code: BRSW Ex Cairns Code: BRCW DAYS 9-10: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 11: Whitsundays to Cairns. North to Townsville, famous for its gold rush, fishing and sugar. Then it's via Tully to the cosmopolitan city of Cairns. Resort (B) DAYS 12-13: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B) DAY 14: Cairns. This morning we visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Cairns. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/beaches

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CAIRNS SUNSHINE TRAIL 12 Days from A$1519

Tandem Skydive

All this included z z z z z z

11 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 7 breakfasts (B), and 3 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Hot Air Balloon ride

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price!

z

Surfers Paradise: z Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches z Visit Jupiter's Casino Brisbane: z City sightseeing tour z See the Brisbane River & Southbank z See an Opal demonstration

z

the island Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities

Country Homestead: z Stay at a traditional Country Homestead z Farm tour

Noosa: Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach

Capricorn Coast: z Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn z Rockhampton sightseeing tour

Fraser Island: Stay on this World Heritage listed island z Enjoy the scenic boat trip to

Mackay: z Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry

z

z

Airlie Beach: Visit the vibrant seaside town

z

Whitsundays: Transfer boat to Long Island z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies Townsville: City sightseeing tour

z

Tully: Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting

z

Cairns: City sightseeing tour z Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda z Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing z Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing z


Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay Country Homestead

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...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample:

Whitsundays (Long Island)

Fraser Island: z 4-wheel drive guided tour

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa

Learn to throw a boomerang

Whitsundays:

Brisbane

z

Day sailing trip

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Tully

Cairns: Tandem skydive White water rafting z Outer Barrier Reef cruise z Hot air ballooning z z

Great Barrier Reef

Itinerary DAY 1: Surfers Paradise. Meet your Contiki crew, then head into Surfers Paradise to get to know your tour mates with a great night out! Hotel DAY 2: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 3: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. To Brisbane this morning for free time. After lunch we head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa. Enjoy some time to swim and shop before continuing onto one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) DAY 4: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 5: Fraser Island to Country Homestead. We travel north to the heart of Australia's beef industry on the Capricorn Coast, and our unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D) DAY 6: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays. Travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to Airlie Beach,

This tour also runs in REVERSE. You can start in CAIRNS and SAVE A$40 gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Long Island for the next 3 nights. Resort (B,D) DAYS 6-8: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to p44 for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Brisbane Code: BTSW Ex Cairns Code: BTCW DAYS 7-8: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 9: Whitsundays to Cairns. North to Townsville, famous for its gold rush, fishing and sugar. Then it's via Tully to the cosmopolitan city of Cairns. Resort (B) DAYS 10-11: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B) DAY 12: Cairns. This morning we visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Cairns. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/sunshine

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All prices per person in A$

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COAST & WHITSUNDAYS 11 Days from A$1485

Relax on Whitsundays

All this included z z z z z z

10 nights quad share accommodation (twin share is also available) 8 breakfasts (B), and 5 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Byron Bay

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Sydney: z See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge z Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Port Stephens: See (and swim in!) stunning Shoal Bay

z

Coffs Harbour (Surf Village): See the Big Banana & banana plantations z Stay in our Surf Village z

cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils Surfers Paradise: z Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches z Visit Jupiter's Casino Brisbane: City sightseeing tour z See the Brisbane River & Southbank z See an Opal demonstration z

Noosa: Visit the picturesque seaside town & beach

Byron Bay: z Visit Cape Byron, Australia's most eastern point

z

Currumbin: z Visit the wildlife sanctuary,

z

Fraser Island: Stay on this World Heritage listed island

z z

Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities

Country Homestead: Stay at a traditional Country Homestead z Farm tour z

Capricorn Coast: Visit & cross the Tropic of Capricorn z Rockhampton sightseeing tour z

Mackay: Visit this major centre of the Australian sugar cane industry

z

Airlie Beach: z Visit the vibrant seaside town Whitsundays: Transfer boat to Long Island z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies z


...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample:

Country Homestead

Capricorn Coast Fraser Island Noosa Brisbane Surfers Paradise Currumbin

Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Sea Kayaks

Port Stephens: z Dolphin Watching Cruise Coffs Harbour: z Learn to surf Surfers Paradise: z Vintage Tiger Moth Biplane Joyflight z Tandem skydive z Harley Davidson motorcycle ride z Bushwacker eco rainforest tour Fraser Island: z 4-wheel drive guided tour z Whale watching (seasonal) Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip z Outer Barrier Reef cruise

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Shute Harbour Airlie Beach Mackay

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CODE: SQCS 2008/09

All prices per person in A$

This tour also runs in REVERSE. You can start in WHITSUNDAYS and SAVE A$40

Itinerary DAY 1: Sydney to Port Stephens. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy a brief city sightseeing tour before crossing the Harbour Bridge. Then we head north to Port Stephens for the afternoon, and our resort in Shoal Bay. Resort (D) DAY 2: Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today we continue along the scenic 'holiday coast' to our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour. Try your hand at the iconic Aussie sport of surfing. Surf Village (B,D) DAY 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise. To Byron Bay with plenty of time to relish this arty town. Then into Queensland, the Sunshine State, to visit Aussie Wildlife at Currumbin, and on to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel DAY 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island. To Brisbane this morning for free time. After lunch we head to the Sunshine Coast to visit Noosa. Enjoy some time to swim and shop before continuing onto one of nature's greatest wonders, Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D)

DAY 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays. Travel through the sugar cane fields via Mackay to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Head across to beautiful Long Island for the next 3 nights. Resort (B,D) DAYS 8-10: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to p44 for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Sydney Code: SQSW Ex Whitsundays Code: SQCW DAYS 9-10: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 11: Whitsundays. Say a final farewell to your fellow travellers as your tour ends after breakfast. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/coast

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DAY 6: Fraser Island. A full day free to explore the world's largest sand island, known for its fresh water lakes, tropical rainforest and beautiful beaches. Eco Lodge DAY 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead. We travel north to the heart of Australia's beef industry on the Capricorn Coast, and our unique Aussie experience at our Country Homestead. Enjoy a hearty meal and hospitality the Australian way! Country Homestead (B,D)

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• Twin share supplement: A$325 per person. SQSC: • Start 7.30am & end 7.30am. SQCS: • Start 6.00pm & end 6.00pm.

Country Homestead

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ISLAND & RAINFOREST All this included z z z z z z

8 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 6 breakfasts (B), and 2 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

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Shauna Quirk Contiki Tour Manager

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Whitsundays: z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies Townsville: z City sightseeing tour Tully: z Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting Tour Daintree Rainforest

Cairns: City sightseeing tour

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Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing

Mossman Gorge: z Visit & swim in Mossman National Park z Enjoy a walk through the rainforest to the Gorge

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Daintree National Park: Visit Cape Tribulation & its unique beach z Enjoy a swim in Emmagen Creek z Daintree Rainforest flora & fauna boardwalk z See the mangrove swamp & Strangler fig z Learn about Aboriginal legends of the area z

Port Douglas: Visit this luxury holiday resort town z See the magnificent marina z

AJ Hackett Bungy Jump: Visit the famous bungy site

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Kuranda

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Outer Barrier Reef cruise Skyrail above the rainforest canopy z Hot air ballooning

Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip Cairns: z Tandem skydive

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Mossman Gorge

Itinerary DAY 1: Whitsundays. Meet your Contiki crew and fellow travellers on Long Island this afternoon. Resort (D) DAYS 1-3: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to p44 for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable. Ex Whitsundays Code: FNSW Ex Cairns Code: FNCW DAYS 2-3: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B)

This tour also runs in REVERSE. You can start in CAIRNS.

Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B) DAY 7: Cairns to Cape Tribulation. This morning visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Then along the Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge for time to explore and into the Daintree National Park to Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) DAY 8: Cape Tribulation. A full day to savour the pristine Daintree National Park and enjoy the activities around Cape Tribulation. Resort (B) DAY 9: Cape Tribulation to Cairns. Further free time this morning in the Daintree Rainforest, before travelling south with time to appreciate Port Douglas, the celebrated beach resort town of the 'rich'! Then its back to Cairns where its time to say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return. (B)

DAY 4: Whitsundays to Cairns. North to Townsville, famous for its gold rush, fishing and sugar. Then it's via Tully to the cosmopolitan city of Cairns. Resort (B)

WANT TO STAY LONGER?

DAYS 5-6: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the

See page 28 for great rates to extend your holiday in Cairns

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Whitsundays

Reef Cruise

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CODE: FNCS 2008/09

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• Twin share supplement: A$289 per person. FNSC: • Start 6.00pm & end 4.00pm. FNCS: • Start 7.30am & end 7.30am. For Travel Insurance see page 46.

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FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Whitsundays: z Day sailing trip

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Cairns: Tandem skydive

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White water rafting Outer Barrier Reef cruise z Scuba diving for beginners and certified divers. z Skyrail above the rainforest canopy z Guided horse & Quad bike riding tours z AJ Hackett bungy jump z z

Bungy

MAGICAL TROPICS 7 Days from A$915 All this included z z z z z z

6 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 4 breakfasts (B), and 1 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Whitsundays: z Stay on Long Island & enjoy all the resort facilities z See native birdlife & wallabies

Townsville: z City sightseeing tour Tully: z Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best

Itinerary DAY 1: Whitsundays. Meet your Contiki crew and fellow travellers on Long Island this afternoon. Resort (D) DAYS 1-3: Optional Whitsunday Sailing. Please refer to p44 for more information on this yachting experience. Combined Tour & Sailing price is shown in the price panel. (B,D)(B,L,D)(B,L) NB: Twin share supplement not applicable.

white water rafting Cairns: z City sightseeing tour z Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda z Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing z Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing

DAYS 5-6: Cairns. Two full days at leisure - maybe try white water rafting, visit the Great Barrier Reef and savour Cairns' nightlife! Resort (B) DAY 7: Cairns. This morning we visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Later say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return to Cairns. Refer to www.contiki.com.au/magical

WANT TO STAY LONGER? See page 28 for great rates to extend your holiday in Cairns

Ex Whitsundays Code: NWSW Ex Cairns Code: NWCW DAYS 2-3: Whitsundays. Two days at leisure on this tropical island paradise. Relax on the beach, enjoy the water sports, or explore with a bushwalk. Resort (B)(B) DAY 4: Whitsundays to Cairns. North to Townsville, famous for its gold rush, fishing and sugar. Then it's via Tully to the cosmopolitan city of Cairns. Resort (B)

CODE: NWSC 2008/09

CODE: NWCS 2008/09

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• Twin share supplement: A$255 per person. NWSC: • Start 6.00pm & end 12 noon. NWCS: • Start 12 noon & end 7.30am.

Sail the Whitsundays

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Cape Tribulation

Mossman Gorge

Port Douglas

Kuranda

RAINFOREST ADVENTURE 3 Days from A$369 All this included z z z z z z

2 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 2 breakfasts (B), and 1 dinner (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned mini coach Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! Cairns: z Scenic drive into the Atherton Hinterland to Kuranda z Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see Aboriginal dancing z Throw a boomerang & see spear throwing

Mossman Gorge: z Visit & swim in Mossman National Park z Enjoy a walk through the rainforest to the Gorge Daintree National Park: Visit Cape Tribulation & its unique beach

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Itinerary DAY 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Meet your Contiki Crew, then we head to Port Douglas, the celebrated beach resort town of the rich! We then travel along the Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge for some free time to explore and into the Daintree National Park to Cape Tribulation. Resort (D)

z z z z

Enjoy a swim in Emmagen Creek Daintree Rainforest flora & fauna boardwalk See the mangrove swamp & Strangler fig Learn about Aboriginal legends of the area

Port Douglas: Visit this luxury holiday resort town z See the magnificent marina z

AJ Hackett Bungy Jump: Visit the famous bungy site

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it's time to say a final farewell as your tour ends upon our return. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/rainforest

WANT TO STAY LONGER? See page 28 for great rates to extend your holiday

DAY 2: Cape Tribulation. A full day to savour the pristine Daintree National Park and enjoy the activities around Cape Tribulation. Resort (B) DAY 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns. Today we visit Tjapukai and Kuranda to appreciate the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Then its back to Cairns where

FREE TIME ...to explore and do your own thing, as well as take part in our ‘Optional Extras’ (at extra cost). See pages 8-9 for more details. Here’s a sample: Cairns: z Skyrail above the rainforest canopy z AJ Hackett bungy jump Cape Tribulation: z Cable zip lines through the rainforest

CODE: CYCS 2008/09 Start Carins

End Cairns

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379 379 379 379 379 379 379 379 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 389 389 389 389 389 389 389 389 385 385 385 385 385 385 385 385 385

• Twin share supplement: A$45 per person. CYCS: • Start 7.30am & end 5.00pm. CYSC: • Start 7.30am & end 4.00pm.

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A$ Per Person 379 379 379 379 379 379 379 379 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 369 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 395 389 389 389 389 389 389 389 389 385 385 385 385 385 385 385 385 385

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Currumbin

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Byron Bay Port Stephens

Coffs Harbour Surf Lodge

CITY TO SURF All this included z z z z z

4 nights quad share accommodation (twin-share also available) 3 breakfasts (B), and 2 dinners (D) as per itinerary Local taxes and service charges Experienced, professional Tour Manager & Driver Modern air-conditioned coach with toilet, reclining seats & DVD Inclusions and sightseeing as outlined in Included Highlights box

Included Highlights All these highlights along with city sightseeing are included in your tour price! stunning Shoal Bay

Sydney: z See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge z Visit Mrs Macquarie's Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour

Coffs Harbour (Surf Village): z See the Big Banana & banana plantations z Stay in our Surf Village

Port Stephens: z See (and swim in!)

Byron Bay: z Visit Cape Byron,

Port Stephens: z Sandboard & Dune Tour

Learn to surf

Coffs Harbour: z Learn to surf Surfers Paradise: Dracula's comedy cabaret restaurant

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Tandem skydive

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Harley Davidson motorcycle ride

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Bushwacker eco rainforest tour

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Sea kayaking

Itinerary

5 Days from A$685 z

FREE TIME

Australia's most eastern point Currumbin: z Visit the wildlife sanctuary, cuddle a koala & see native Australian animals including kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes & Tasmanian devils Surfers Paradise: z Visit the 'Gold Coast' beaches z Visit Jupiter's Casino

DAY 1: Sydney to Port Stephens. Meet your Contiki crew and enjoy a brief city sightseeing tour before crossing the Harbour Bridge. Then we head north to Port Stephens for the afternoon, and our resort in Shoal Bay. Resort (D) DAY 2: Port Stephens to Coffs Harbour (Surf Village). Today we continue along the scenic 'holiday coast' to our Surf Village near Coffs Harbour. Try your hand at the iconic Aussie sport of surfing. Surf Village (B,D) DAY 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise. To Byron Bay with plenty

DAY 5: Surfers Paradise. Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends after breakfast. (B) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/surf

WANT TO STAY LONGER? See page 28 for great rates to extend your holiday in Sydney

CODE: BSSB 2008/09 Start Sydney

End Surfers P.

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BSSB: • Twin share supplement: A$99 per person. • Start 7.30am & end 8.00am. For Travel Insurance see page 46.

Up close with the wildlife

of time to relish this arty town. Then into Queensland, the Sunshine State, visit Aussie wildlife at Currumbin then, Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Hotel (B) DAY 4: Surfers Paradise. A full day free to enjoy the famous beaches, try a mix of adventures and revel in the nightlife! Hotel

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CAIRNS UNDERWATER DISCOVERY You’ve seen mountains, valleys, and waterfalls – but what about the stunning underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef! Enjoy the exhilarating experience of exploring the ocean – here the waters teem with brightly coloured marine life and stunning coral. See turtles paddle nearby, manta-rays glide overhead and thousands of different fish swim around you. Maybe take a night dive to see a whole different side of the reef! Come on! You may even find the clownfish Nemo! We offer 2 great dive packages: Learn to Dive - for beginners (see below) Dive to Adventure - for those with some experience (see p.44) These dive programmes are a perfect fit for any Contiki tours that start or finish in Cairns including: z z z

Reefs & Rainforests (p.30-31) Beaches & Reefs (p.32-33) Cairns Sunshine Trail (p.34-35)

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Island & Rainforest (p.38-39) Magical Tropics (p.40) Rainforest Adventure (p.41)

LEARN TO DIVE 5 Days A$725 DAILY EXCEPT TUESDAY. TOUR CODE CLTD All this included z z

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Transfers between your accommodation and the training centre/boat 2 nights (Days 3-5) accommodation on board the boat, including linen. NB: Accommodation in Cairns on Days 1 & 2 is not included Meals as indicated – 2 breakfast (B), 3 lunches (L), and 2 dinners (D). NB: On Days 1, 2 & at the party on Day 5, there are no included meals Internationally recognised PADI ‘Open Water’ Certificate and manual Log book Scuba equipment

Itinerary DAYS 1-2: Cairns. You'll be collected this morning and taken to the Pro Dive Cairns Training Centre. For the first 2 days of this adventure, your instructor will take you through the theory of scuba diving. The course finishes around 5.30pm each day. DAY 3: Cairns to Dive Boat. You'll be picked up and transferred to the dive boat. Then it's out to the Great Barrier Reef for your first dive. Boat (L,D)

DAY 4: Dive Boat. Another day to test your newly acquired diving skills. See giant turtles, stingrays, huge clams and the clearest blue waters on the planet! Tonight, if the weather permits, we'll take a moonlit dive. Boat (B,L,D) DAY 5: Dive Boat to Cairns. By midday today, you'll have completed up to 9 dives. We'll return to Cairns in the late afternoon. Tonight it's time to celebrate your marine mastery with a graduation party! (B,L) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/ learn-to-dive

PLEASE NOTE z z z z

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An 'Australian Diving Medical Certificate' is necessary - this is arranged on Day 1 for a supplement of A$49.50 Additional taxes, including Enviromental Management Charge, of A$35 are payable directly to Pro Dive at completion of your course These courses are operated by Pro Dive Cairns and are open age If you are staying at an alternate Cairns hotel to the Cairns Colonial Club Resort, please advise Pro Dive Cairns so they can arrange a pick up time for you. (Contact details at www.prodivecairns.com) In the interests of safety we recommend that you should not fly or go to any altitude over 300m within 24 hours after your last dive


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DIVE TO ADVENTURE 3 Days A$580 DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. TOUR CODE CDTA All this included Transfers between your accommodation and the boat 2 nights accommodation on board the boat, including linen Meals as indicated – 2 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), & 2 dinners (D) Scuba and snorkel equipment Eleven dives included (weather permitting) You must at least hold an ‘Open Water Diver’ Certificate to participate in this trip. z z z z z

Itinerary DAY 1: Cairns to Dive Boat. You'll be picked up early this morning (5.55am) and transferred to the dive boat. Then it's out to the world's premier dive playground - The Great Barrier Reef where your underwater adventure will begin. An amazing array of tropical marine life calls the Great Barrier Reef its home, and staying onboard for the next 2 nights, you will too! Boat (L,D) DAY 2: Dive Boat. Continuing with your exploration of the water wilderness, today's dives will give you the opportunity to view stingrays gliding through the reef and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish amongst the magnificent coral formations. Back on board it's time for stories, food and a spectacular sunset. Boat (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Dive Boat to Cairns. The final day of your reef adventure. Today you'll dive to explore and enjoy a different area of the reef. Late in the afternoon, having completed up to 11 dives, we head back to dry land and Cairns, where you'll be provided with a transfer to your hotel. (B,L) Refer to www.contiki.com.au/dive

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These courses are operated by Pro Dive Cairns and are open age

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A 3 day Snorkelling package is also available for A$480 (CODE CSTA)

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OPTIONAL WHITSUNDAYS SAILING To travel to the Whitsundays without truly exploring them, is like winning the lottery and not collecting your prize! One of nature's most stunning aquatic playgrounds - this place is definitely worth a splash. Exploring by water is the ultimate way to experience the chilled out bliss of the crystal clear waters and heavenly white beaches the Whitsundays is famous for. With Contiki, you can venture out on an exclusive '2 day/2 night' sailing trip aboard a modern yacht, sailing through the 74 coral fringed islands that make up the Whitsundays. Feel the power of this impressive vessel at your fingertips as you take the wheel and learn other cool sailing skills such as hoisting the sails or grinding the winches. Or if laid back pleasures are more your thing, then enjoy the yacht 'millionaire style' and simply sit back, relax and soak up the fantastic atmosphere. The yacht is fully equipped with a dedicated, professional crew, free snorkelling equipment and all meals included (D)(B,L,D)(B,L) - you'll live the high life at an affordable price! A great alternative to spending your first 2 nights in the Whitsundays at Long Island Resort, the trip returns just in time to enjoy the island's afternoon activites and evening fun. To upgrade to this idyllic sailing adventure, book using the code found in the 'Sailing the Whitsundays' box on each relevant itinerary. Combined tour and sailing prices are shown in the price panel. NB: Twin share supplement not applicable.

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Travelling with Contiki is an adventure you won’t forget – new places, amazing people and what’s even better is that we can do our bit to protect the planet along the way so that those who follow will also have plenty to enjoy.

What we are doing about climate change Global tourism can place additional pressures on communities around the world. Overcrowding, damage to the environment and loss of cultural heritage are some of the impacts being seen. There are significant challenges but our core belief is that by fostering sustainable tourism and acting now to prevent further climate change we can truly make a difference. We are working with our hotel and excursion partners to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce resource consumption and waste. We are also ensuring that our own offices reduce their carbon footprints through ongoing recycling and energy reduction programs, and adopting new initiatives which help to protect the environment and support the communities in which we operate. Contiki’s modern coaches are one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel so you can breathe easy that your footprint will be a little lighter too. Contiki’s coaches are among the best in Australia and New Zealand and by continually updating our fleet we ensure that not only do you travel in style but that our engines are fuel efficient & environmentally friendly too. You’ll be happy to know coach travel emits less carbon emissions and other harmful greenhouse gases per passenger than most other forms of transport including cars and trains. Check out the facts….

CO2 emissions in kilograms per passenger per journey: Mode of transport Car*

Kilograms of CO2 per passenger km 0.1330

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Source: DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Figures June 2007 http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/envrp/pdf/conversion-factors.pdf * Car assumes national average of 1.56 people per car. ** Assumes average of 36 passengers UK statistics used to accurately reflect our tours, the majority of which are operated in the UK and Europe.

Conservation Foundation To further show our commitment we are contributing to The Leading Travel Companies of the World Conservation Foundation, a non-profit organisation that will support long term sustainable tourism globally. Our Group of companies are donating US$1 million per year to fund much-needed conservation, community and sustainable tourism projects that will create a better world for future generations to enjoy. To ensure every dollar goes to people and places in need, each project is carefully vetted by the Foundation’s independent board of trustees, with Contiki also donating staff time and additional resources to the Foundation. Visit www.tltc.com to learn more.

What you can do There is a lot you can do to make a difference while travelling. Even simple things like respecting the local culture of the countries you’re visiting and making sure to live a little greener, by recycling your rubbish, saving energy by switching off air-conditioning and lights in the hotel rooms you are staying in, and conserving water, means the special places you visit will remain as you experience them. In the fight against climate change, reducing carbon emissions has to be the top priority, but carbon offsetting is another small thing you can do to make a difference. You’ll find links on our website where you can calculate your carbon emissions and pay a small fee that goes towards sustainable energy projects that reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. So visit www.contiki.com/sustainabletravel for more tips on what you can do. We hope that while you’re painting the town red, you don’t stop thinking green.

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Questions & Answers Answers to frequently asked questions & things you should know What’s included?

Alice Springs Departures:

What’s not included?

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• Coach, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on page 5, 10 & 11 and under ‘All this included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 6-7 and under ‘Included Highlights’ on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced Contiki crew. • • • • •

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 white water rafting, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, etc. • Some meals, as detailed on page 5 and individual tour pages.

Departure points Sydney Departures:

Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Beaches & Reefs, Coast & Whitsundays, City to Surf, Contrast Reef & Rock, Aussie Explorer. Start at 6.00pm (check in from 2.00pm): Ocean to Outback, Bridge to Reef, Sydney New Years Eve. Check in from 2.00pm: Sydney Scene. Getting there: Our Sydney hotel is the Travelodge Hotel Sydney. The hotel is situated on Wentworth Avenue. On arrival at Sydney airport, clients can take a shuttle bus (from approx A$30), which will drop off at the Travelodge Hotel Sydney on request (check with driver). Also available is the airport link rail service, which travels to Central Station (approx A$13.80), then a 10 minute walk. Taxi fare to the Travelodge Hotel Sydney is approx A$30 from the airport terminals.

Cairns Departures: Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Island & Rainforest, Rainforest Adventure Start at 12.00noon: Beaches & Reefs, Cairns Sunshine Trail, Magical Tropics Getting there: Our Cairns starting point is the Cairns Colonial Club Resort. The Cairns Colonial Club has a free shuttle coach, which will meet most flights and is generally found in the area adjacent to the baggage claim area. A taxi to the hotel is approx A$15.

Surfers Paradise Departures: Start at 6.00pm: Cairns Sunshine Trail Getting there: There are two airports close to Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast airport is around 30 minutes drive south, and transfer shuttles from there cost approx A$18 one way. Brisbane airport is approx one hour north, and transfer shuttles from there cost around A$39 one way. There is also an airport train to Surfers Paradise, costing around A$25. Please get off at Nerang station, then it’s a short taxi ride into Surfers Paradise.

Whitsundays Departures: Start at 6.00pm on Long Island: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Island stay versions) Getting there: Our hotel is Long Island Resort. If flying into Hamilton Island, proceed to Long Island Resort’s courtesy desk. The resort staff there will advise how to join the Blue Ferries launch transfer to Long Island Resort. The cost of this transfer, approx A$40, is not included in the tour price (but may be ticketed in conjunction with the flights). If arriving in Proserpine, take a Whitsunday Transit coach to Shute Harbour (approx A$17 one way) and then a Blue Ferries launch to Long Island, which is approx A$27 one way. (2 night Sail versions) Check in by 3.00pm at Airlie Beach: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics Getting there: Check in is at the Oz Adventure Sailing office, Level 2, 293 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach. If arriving in Proserpine, take a Whitsunday Transit coach to Airlie beach (approx A$17). If arriving in Hamilton Island, take a Blue Ferries transfer to Shute Harbour (approx A$40). Then a Whitsunday Transit bus to Airlie Beach (approx A$4). Clients should call Oz Adventure Sailing on 1300 653 100 if there are any problems.

Darwin Departures: Start at 7.30am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Kakadu, Native Australia, Aussie Explorer Getting there: In Darwin our hotel is the Quality Frontier Darwin. On arrival at Darwin Airport, passengers can take a Darwin Airport Service to the hotel. These services meet all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$9 and takes about 15 minutes). A taxi fare is approx A$20.

Start at 9.00am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Uluru (AEAD version) Start at 10.00am: Start at 2.00pm: Alice & Kakadu Alice & Uluru (AEDA version) Getting there: Our hotel is the All Seasons Oasis. The Airport Shuttle Service will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$14). A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$20. 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.

Will I get more information?

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. Your FREE Contiki Document Wallet* will be sent to you with your travel documents. It’s 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 money do I need?

We recommend you carry Travellers Cheques in small denominations and a credit/debit card. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to some attractions and evening entertainment. Please do not depend solely on a credit/debit card for cash. A full list of optional excursions and activities available along with the approximate costs is available at www.contiki.com. These will also be sent to you with your travel documents.

Seasonality and climate

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. For example: Northern Territory itineraries during the wet season (December to April).

How much luggage can I bring?

Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20kg (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.

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., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternative excursions will be arranged.

What should I pack?

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/anorak. Please 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.

Travel Insurance

You must 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.

Photography Credits Photos courtesy of Northern Territory Tourist Commission: P.24 Gorge Cruise, P.27 Uluru. Photos courtesy of Tourism Queensland: P.4 Surfer Paradise, P.36 Byron Bay, P.39 Mossman Gorge, P.41 Cape Tribulation, P.42 Learn to Surf.


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Booking Conditions Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki and you upon the terms and conditions set out below. 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 before the scheduled departure date which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 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 departure from Australia. 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 or resort 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 or resort 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. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 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. 5.10.3 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, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, 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.

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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 25th January, 2008. 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 2008) 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 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 resort stay, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of 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 or resort stay which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled.

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 thirdparties, 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 2008 to September 2009. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty


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How to Book 1. Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there's space on the tour you've chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your Contiki tour. 2. 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. 3. Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. 4. You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent no less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. 5. 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 from Australia. 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. www.tltc.com

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If you’re looking for something completely different our Special Interest Groups Department in Europe, America, 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.

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Group bookings If you're planning to organise a group to Europe, America, Australia and 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 in 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!

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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.


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