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australia & new zealand incl. Hawaii & Fiji stopovers

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THIS IS YOUR PLAYGROUND


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See Australia and New Zealand. The Whitsunday Islands. Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu. The mountains and glaciers of the South Island. And a swim spot that only the locals know about. Share Australia and New Zealand. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a week, and know them forever. Love Australia and New Zealand. We’re a family-owned business and we’ve been traveling the world since 1962.We’ll never stop. It’s always different. It’s always fun. It’s always an adventure. That’s the Contiki spirit.

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


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Meet

Contiki

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

The best parts. And more of them. The best place to grab some traditional Kiwi kai or Aussie pub grub? We’ll tell you.

Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love traveling and want to have a good time.

More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash. A surf lesson on Australia’s East Coast. An Aboriginal Dreamtime Bushtucker tour. A Kiwi BBQ dinner with champagne. A traditional Hangi meal and Maori dancing concert. All included (plus more). You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 6 and 8-9. Then there are the extras you can’t buy, like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel.

The best place to watch the sun rise over Uluru? We’ll show you. The spot to see a breathtaking sunset in the Bay of Islands? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew doesn’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through an intensive training trip, so they’ve studied hard, passed the test and are ready to help.

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

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

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

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

Know. Then go. Check contiki.com to see our latest tours, and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go). We travel to over 40 countries throughout the world, across 5 continents.

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

Our Australia tours

Days

16-17 18-19 20-21 22 23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32 33 34 35 36-37 38 39

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This is Australia Aussie Explorer Best of Oz Ocean to Outback Bridge to Reef Reefs & Rainforests Beaches & Reefs Cairns Sunshine Trail Coast & Whitsundays Island & Rainforest Magical Tropics City to Surf Rainforest Adventure Territory & Outback Alice & Kakadu Alice & Uluru

Our New Zealand tours

Days

40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50 51

18 16 11 11 5 8

This is New Zealand Grand Explorer Grand Adventurer Scenic Southern Northern Highlights Bay of Islands Sun & Steam

More ways to travel Want to ski, dive, sail the Whitsundays or explore a city in-depth? You can... 53 Ski New Zealand 54 City explorer packages 55 Sydney New Year Stopover ideas 56 Learn to Dive 57 Dive to Adventure Whitsunday Sailing 58 Got a question? 59 Booking conditions 60 How to book

Days 11 3/4/4 4 2/4/5 5 3


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Only with Contiki

Our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions are exclusive experiences included in your tour. Check some out below & in the ‘Only with Contiki’ section on the tour pages.

Franz Josef Glacier Rainforest hot pool swim,

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast

Learn to surf lesson, Coffs Harbour

Australia

Maori Hangi & dancing

‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Entry & guided visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘bushtucker tour’ experience in Alice Springs

Uncover Kings Cross’ history of fame, mysteries & crime on a walking tour, with a drink at the ‘Sugarmill’

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

Traditional Aussie morning tea & lamingtons at Devils Marbles

Aussie Outback experience: Langmorn Station Special Stopover

Guided night eco-walk on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island

Touch fish, coral & learn about the Great Barrier Reef with a Qualified Marine Interpreter talk

Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa

New Zealand Traditional Maori Hangi (meal) & dance performance in Rotorua

Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef Glacier

Kiwi BBQ dinner & champagne in the Bay of Islands

Guided goldmining trek & goldpanning in historic Arrowtown

Return ferry ride to NZ’s original capital, Russell & guided historical walking tour

See spectacular mountain views on a Skyline gondola ride in Queenstown

Geothermal ‘Craters of the Moon’ walk in Taupo Aboriginal cultural experience

Urban Wellington walking tour & city view cable car ride

Learn more at contiki.com/onlywithcontiki


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Compare Contiki

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

and see how far your money goes Auckland, NZ

Sydney, Aus Gold Coast, Aus 18.15

NZ$ 15.50

A$ 20.00

A$

Fully cooked breakfast at Stone Oven

Scrambled eggs, toast, coffee & juice at Adria café

Fully cooked breakfast, coffee & juice at Pancakes in Paradise

NZ$ 35.00

A$ 64.00

A$

Explorer bus pass (not including entry to attractions)

AAT Kings Sydney morning city sights & Bondi tour

Adventure Duck land + water city sightseeing tour of the canals

1 night’s accommodation

NZ$ 80.00

A$ 120.00

A$

At Mercure Auckland Hotel

At Base Backpackers Sydney (double room with ensuite)

At Sleeping Inn (twin share with ensuite)

Day travel pass

N/A

A$ 15.00

A$

Cityrail bus/train/ferry travel day pass

Multi zone day travel pass

Dinner

NZ$ 42.00

A$

At Wildfire Restaurant

At Una’s Restaurant

NZ$ 54.00

A$

Breakfast

Sightseeing

(avg. Price of budget hotel/hostel)

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

Youth bus pass

Based on Flexipass bus pass (30 hour pass averaging 5 hours/day on travel days)

US$ Total cost when traveling your way (Converted to US$)

Contiki’s unbeatable cost saving price

155 p/d

25.00

20.50

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

US$

224p/d

A$

35.00

80.00

18.00

35.00

At George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant

A$

20.50

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

US$

175 p/d

Contiki’s Oz & NZ from US$95 p/d*

Prices and exchange rates validated at 11th June, 2010 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on a Bay of Islands tour daily cost.

It gets even better Pay early. Save more.

Save up to US$395 on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave or save up to US$199 on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount.

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

Book together. Save more.

Same tour? Same time? Book together to get group discounts. 4 or more Everyone saves 5%. 7 or more Everyone saves 7.5%. 10 or more Everyone saves 10%. Or invite an 11th person for free. It’s up to you. The facts: all these discounts apply to the land tour price (eg: not flights). You can combine group discounts, multi tour discounts & early payment discounts on tours of 10 days or longer.

Reverse tours. Save up to US$110 when you take a Contiki Australia or New Zealand tour in reverse from the brochured itinerary. Reverse itineraries start from the Northern cities of Darwin, Cairns & The Whitsundays. Or in New Zealand, from Christchurch or Queenstown. Itineraries that can be done in reverse are marked on the relevant tour pages.

Single Traveler Savings.

If traveling alone, share a room with another Contiki traveler on a same sex, quad room basis (non-smoking). If you prefer your own room, we have a cost effective single supplement available. See each tour itinerary for details.

US$20 Million Customer Protection

As part of Contiki’s commitment to providing our customers with peace of mind & a secure travel experience, we have provided First Horizons Merchant services (our credit card processor), with a letter of credit of over US$20million to underwrite all credit card transactions that are placed with Contiki. Advance bookings with either Visa or Mastercard are covered by this commitment.

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

No sneaky surcharges

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

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MUST-SEE SIGHTS.

Enjoy a swim at Edith Falls

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

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Partying on the Gold Coast

Panning for Gold, Arrowtown

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

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

Pizza dinner in Queenstown

Shopping in Noosa


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Chill ou a Whitsunday Island

Auckland’s amazing waterfront

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Walk the ‘Craters of the Moon’ in Taupo

Fraser Island

See the raging Huka Falls

Hike through Kata Tjuta

Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu

Learn to throw a boomerang

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Cuddling a koala in Aussie

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The awesome Southern Alps

Kakadu wildlife cruise

The beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo

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

Sailing in the Bay of Islands

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

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow

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

To find out more go to contiki.com/exploremore

Snorkeling the reef


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Zorb ball

Scenic helicopter flight

Whitewater rafting

Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

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

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

Camel ride in the Outback

Scenic flight over Kakadu Camel ride in the outback Cruise Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Ride a Harley in the Red Center Trip to white-sand Whitehaven Beach

Zorbing in Rotorua

Jetboating

Bungee jumping

Lord of the Rings locations tour Bay of Islands fishing trip Heli-hike Fox Glacier Wine trail in Martinborough

on the bottom of every tour page Whitewater raft the Shotover River Canyon swing in Queenstown

Swim with the dolphins Ski & board in the Southern Alps Party cruise on Lake Tekapo

Fastboat the “Hole in the Rock” Scenic flight over Mt. Cook Funyakking into ‘Paradise’ Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

Rocks ‘n’ Ropes adventure course


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To find out more go to contiki.com/crew

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

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


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Contiki community

Online check-in

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

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

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

Join in at contiki.com

We’ll give you tips to help you get ready for your trip, you can find out who else is on your tour & you’ll get access to loads of cool features in the Contiki Community. Check-in online. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes. Visit contiki.com/check-in

Since the Foundation commenced in 2008, it has; – Helped to protect over 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil – Supported indigenous sustainable tourism in The Kimberley, Australia – Supported the construction of 3 conservation wildlife research camps in Northern Botswana – Supported restoration of one of Venice’s finest art treasures, Monument to Canova – Helped develop sustainable tourism practices as a primary sponsor for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Learn more at www.thetravelcorporation.com/foundation.

Check out contiki.com/ responsible travel

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CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

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


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

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

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

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

Other events Sport is like a religion down under & there’s plenty of events happening all year round. There’s every kind of football (Aussie Rules, Rugby League & Rugby Union), V8 super cars (Feb-Sept), cricket (Nov-Feb) & the tennis Australian Open (Jan), and so much more. More events There’s also heaps of wine & food festivals during the summer & other

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

Uluru

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

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

AUSTRALIA Alice Springs All Seasons Oasis, 10 Gap Road, Alice Springs: Nestled in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges, this hotel’s features include a tennis court, swimming pool and heated spa. Rooms are air-conditioned and have TV, direct dial telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Getting there: The All Seasons Oasis is 12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs Airport. The Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$15). A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$25. Alice Springs Departures: Start at 8.00am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Uluru (AEAD version). Start at 9.00am: Alice & Kakadu. Start at 1.30pm: Alice & Uluru (AEDA version). Stay longer rates: Quad: US$45 Twin: US$65 Single: US$115

Cairns Cairns Colonial Club Resort, 18-26 Cannon St., Manunda: Situated within 10 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, the resort is only 6kms from the center of Cairns. Features include 3 lagoon swimming pools, a tennis court, fitness center, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a bus service into town. Getting there: The Cairns Colonial Club Resort is 6km (4 miles) from Cairns International Airport. The Colonial Club free shuttle meets most flights and is generally found adjacent to the baggage claim area. A taxi to the hotel is approx A$15. Cairns Departures: Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Island & Rainforest, Rainforest Adventure. Start at 12.00 noon: Beaches & Reefs, Cairns Sunshine Trail, Magical Tropics. Stay longer rates: Quad: US$35 Twin: US$69 Single: US$135

Darwin Quality Frontier Darwin, 3 Buffalo Court, Darwin: Conveniently located, the Frontier Darwin’s rooms are all air-conditioned with TV’s and in-house movies. The hotel has a large swimming pool, restaurants, public bar and beer garden. Getting there: The Quality Frontier Darwin is 13km (8 miles) from Darwin International Airport. Darwin Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$11). A taxi fare is approx A$25. Darwin Departures: Start at 7.30am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Kakadu, Aussie Explorer. Stay longer rates: Quad: US$49 Twin: US$75 Single: US$139

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

Getting there: The Causeway 353 Hotel is 20km (12 miles) from Melbourne International Airport. Skybus operates regular city transfers that take about 20 mins and cost A$16.00 one way or A$26.00 return. Taxis cost approximately A$55.00 one way.

Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island, approx A$50.

Melbourne Departures:

Start at 5.00pm at Daydream Island: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Island stay versions).

Check in from 3.00pm: Melbourne Explorer. Stay longer rates: Twin: US$79 Single: US$155

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

Sydney The Holiday Inn Potts Point, Corner Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point: Ideally positioned in the heart of Potts Point and Kings Cross entertainment precincts with the Sydney CBD close by, the Holiday Inn features a restaurant and bar. Rooms are air-conditioned, with ensuite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, color TV and mini bar. Getting there: The Holiday Inn Potts Point is 16km (10 miles) from Sydney International Airport. Shuttle buses meet all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (from approx A$13). Also available is the airport link rail service which travels to Sydney Central Station then change trains for Kings Cross Station located directly under the hotel (approx A$14.80). The taxi fare from the airport terminals to Holiday Inn Potts Point is approx A$45. Sydney Departures: Start at 7.00am: Reefs & Rainforests, Beaches & Reefs, Coast & Whitsundays, City to Surf, Aussie Explorer. Start at 5.00pm (check in from 3.00pm): Ocean to Outback, Bridge to Reef, Sydney New Years Eve, Best of Oz. Check in from 3.00pm: Sydney Explorer. Stay longer rates: Triple: US$59 Twin: US$70 Single: US$135

Whitsundays Island Versions: Getting there: Our hotel is Daydream Island Resort. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Daydream Island, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From

For more go to contiki.com/departurepoints

Two night sailing versions: Getting there: Check in is at the Pro Sail office, shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island, approx A$50. Clients should call Pro Sail on 1800 810 116 or 07 4946 7533 if there are any problems. Check in by 3pm at Airlie Beach: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Sailing versions).

NEW ZEALAND Auckland Mercure Hotel Auckland, 8 Customs Street, Auckland: Situated in the center of the city, within a short walking distance of the central shopping and tourist areas. Facilities include a brasserie-style restaurant and bar. Getting there: The Mercure Hotel Auckland is 22km (14 miles) from Auckland International Airport. The cheapest form of transport to and from Auckland Airport is the Airbus situated just outside the terminal building (approx NZ$15 pp plus 20% discount with Contiki travelers guide book). Other sources of available transport are shuttle vans (approx NZ$25 pp) or taxis (approx NZ$70). Auckland Departures: Start at 12 noon: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Bay of Islands, Sun & Steam, Northern Highlights. Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: US$85 Single: US$159

Christchurch Bealey’s Hotel, 263 Bealey Ave, Edgeware, Chistchurch: Located 20 min. walk from the center of Christchurch. An excellent base to make the most of the city sights, shopping facilities and nightlife. Amenities include a restaurant & bar. Getting there: Bealey’s Hotel is 10km (6 miles) from Christchurch International Airport. The cheapest form of transport from the airport is shuttle van (approx NZ$15 pp) or you can get a taxi (approx NZ$35). Christchurch Departures: Start at 8.00am: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Scenic Southern. Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Quad: US$49 Twin: US$59 Single: US$105

Queenstown Aspen on Queenstown, Fernhill Road, Fernhill Queenstown: The perfect place to explore the area with a great social atmosphere. Getting there: Aspen on Queenstown is 8km (5 miles) from Queenstown International Airport. The cheapest transport to Aspen on Queenstown is the Connecta Bus (approx NZ$6) or shuttle bus (approx NZ$20) or by taxi (approx NZ$30). All accessable outside airport doors. Queenstown Departures: Start at 10.30am: Grand Explorer (14 day option), Grand Adventurer (12 day option). Tours start at the Queenstown Airport where the Contiki coach will pick up clients (no formal check-in desk, clients should wait near the front door and will easily see the coach arriving (it’s a very small airport). The cheapest transport from town to the airport is the Shopper Bus (approx NZ$6 pp) Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: US$60 Single: US$105

Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel, 169 Willis Street, Wellington: Well located in the main shopping and business area and short walking distance to the waterfront and museums. Getting there: The Abel Tasman Hotel is 10km (6 miles) from Wellington International Airport. The cheapest form of transport from the airport is the orange Wellington Link bus situated just outside the terminal and to the right (approx NZ$5 pp). Get off at Courtney Place. Other forms of transport are shuttle vans (approx NZ$20 pp) or taxis (approx NZ$30). Wellington Departures: Start at 7.30am: Scenic Southern (8 day option), Northern Highlights (6 day option). Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: US$69 Single: US$115

• Rates are per person per night including private facilities. • Rooms are generally available in Australia for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights in Sydney & Cairns. In Alice Springs & Darwin, accommodation is on request. In NZ, rooms are available for one night only. Extra nights will be on request. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of US$30. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before and/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room booking must be made at the same time. • All hotels are subject to availability & where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.


16 20 amazing tours from 3 to 28 days

This is Australia One island. All the adventure you can handle. It’s different out here with the endless space of the outback, red center and national parks of the Top End. The East Coast has chilled coastal towns, beaches, reefs, rainforests and Sydney’s big city bustle. Whatever kind of vacation you’re after, Australia’s got it and we’re here to show you the best.

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


19 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Sydney Check into the Holiday Inn Potts Point Hotel & spend the rest of the free day exploring Sydney. Hotel Day 4: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew, check out Sydney’s icons & head north to Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 5: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 6: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Age-organic lifestyle & artsy shops. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron lighthouse Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 7: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is a traveller’s paradise & the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’! Resort Day 8: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a fascinating demonstration of Australia’s national gemstone, the Opal Visit picturesque Noosa Beach Day 9: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 10: Fraser Island to Country Homestead Arrive at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine local hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour - see farm animals & kangaroos! Evening bonfire with music & a bar Day 11: Country Homestead to The Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island

Days 11-13: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:EXSX / ex Darwin:EXDX

Days 12-13: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out, & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies Day 14: Whitsundays to Cairns Go north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travelers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour View Magnetic Island, an unspoilt national park, from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 15-16: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns offers great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 17: Cairns to Alice Springs Chill in Cairns, then hop on a flight to Alice Springs & your ‘Territory’ adventure. Hotel Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs Day 18: Alice Springs Explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, populated by Aussie characters & is the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (B,D) Alice Springs city tour Visit ANZAC Hill memorial Learn about plants & animals of the Australian desert at The Desert Park Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap, home to the blackfooted wallaby Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 19: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 20: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 21: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colors at play as the sun rises over Australia’s famous icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Center Hike through The Olgas Day 22: Uluru to Alice Springs Pit stop at a fascinating institution in outback travel, the traditional Australian Roadhouse, on the return trip to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Visit a traditional outback roadhouse Day 23: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Opt in to see the sunrise over the MacDonnell Ranges from a hot air balloon. Tonight’s stay is in Tennant Creek surrounded by millionacre cattle stations & Aboriginal communities. Hotel (D) Visit the small art gallery in Ti Tree to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos

East Coast & Northern Territory

Maybe sight a UFO in Wycliffe Well Visit the Devil’s Marbles rock formation Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek Day 24: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory before dipping into the refreshing Mataranka Thermal Pools. Continue on to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B) Visit Daly Waters - the famous outback pub Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey - the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Day 25: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Then it’s on to Kakadu National Park via Edith Falls. Hotel (B,D) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Entry to Kakadu National Park (fee included) Day 26: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes & wildlife. It has arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B) Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center Wildlife cruise - see crocodiles Day 27: Kakadu National Park to Darwin Wind your way to Darwin, an exotic, diverse place that combines East & West & attracts people from all over the country. Tonight maybe try your luck at the casino or go dancing & party the night away. Hotel (B) See the Cyclone Tracy museum display Day 28: Darwin to Litchfield National Park Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept secret, Litchfield National Park & plunge into the cool pool of water below Florence Falls. Then it’s back to Darwin where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See the unique, huge termite mounds Litchfield’s rainforests & rock formations Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

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

What’s included

When to go and how much Code: EXSD 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: EXDS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA Sydney Darwin Only Sailing

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA Darwin Sydney Only Sailing

2010 JUL 8 AUG 5 SEP 2 SEP 30 OCT 28 NOV 25 DEC 23 2011 JAN 20 FEB 17 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22 2012 JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 15

2010 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5 OCT 3 OCT 31 NOV 28 DEC 26 2011 JAN 23 FEB 20 MAR 20 APR 17 MAY 15 JUN 12 JUL 10 AUG 7 SEP 4 OCT 2 OCT 30 NOV 27 DEC 25 2012 JAN 22 FEB 19 MAR 18

JUL 10 AUG 7 SEP 4 OCT 2 OCT 30 NOV 27 DEC 25

AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22 JAN 19

4045 4045 4045 4045 4045 4215 4215

4245 4245 4245 4245 4245 4415 4415

JAN 22 FEB 19 MAR 19 APR 16 MAY 14 JUN 11 JUL 9 AUG 6 SEP 3 OCT 1 OCT 29 NOV 26 DEC 24

FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28 OCT 26 NOV 23 DEC 21 JAN 18

4215 4215 4215 4195 4195 4195 4165 4165 4165 4165 4165 4335 4335

4415 4415 4415 4395 4395 4395 4365 4365 4365 4365 4365 4535 4535

JAN 21 FEB 15 4335 4535 FEB 18 MAR 14 4335 4535 MAR 17 APR 11 4335 4535

JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30 DEC 28

AUG 7 SEP 4 OCT 2 OCT 30 NOV 27 DEC 25 JAN 22

3950 3950 3950 3950 4120 4120 4120

4150 4150 4150 4150 4320 4320 4320

JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 22 APR 19 MAY 17 JUN 14 JUL 12 AUG 9 SEP 6 OCT 4 NOV 1 NOV 29 DEC 27

FEB 19 MAR 19 APR 16 MAY 14 JUN 11 JUL 9 AUG 6 SEP 3 OCT 1 OCT 29 NOV 26 DEC 24 JAN 21

4120 4120 4120 4100 4100 4100 4070 4070 4070 4070 4240 4240 4240

4320 4320 4320 4300 4300 4300 4270 4270 4270 4270 4440 4440 4440

JAN 24 FEB 18 4240 4440 FEB 21 MAR 17 4240 4440 MAR 20 APR 14 4240 4440

Prices above are based on twin-share. Both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Multi-share on sailing yacht), Prices are tour only (not including international airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. EXSD: Day 4 start Sydney 7:00am and Day 28 end Darwin 6:00pm. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$585 Tour only single supplement: US$1495 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$1345. EXDS: Day 4 start Darwin 7:30am and Day 28 end Sydney 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$610 Tour only single supplement: US$1540 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$1390. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

All as per itinerary • 25 nights twin-share accommodation: 18 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge, 2 nights in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night in a country homestead & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’. Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Outback bush camp & yacht multi-share only. More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 19 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) Sailing option: 19 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 10 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (reverse for EXDS) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$395. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$199. See page 7 for details.

Your choice You can start this tour in Darwin & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to US$95.

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


12 DAYS Best of Oz

Our innovative new tour! 12 Days 2299pp From US$ US$230/day Including 2 hts! domestic flig

This tour’s perfect for... • Seeing more: with 2 domestic flights included, spend more time in the places that count (see map) • In-depth touring: 2 & 3 night stays • Seeing 3 of Aussie’s key hotspots • Lots of inclusions like breakfast every day & great optional activities Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Walking tour of Kings Cross in Sydney, with a drink at the Sugarmill More options While you’re in this part of the world, check out Melbourne on our 4 day explorer trip. See page 54 for more. contiki.com/best-oz

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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


21 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3: Sydney Check-in to the hotel, then head out to spend the afternoon exploring Sydney. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner & a night on the town. Hotel (D) Days 4-5: Sydney Take in Sydney’s amazing icons on a guided sightseeing tour & harbor cruise. Then hit the streets & see this dazzling city for yourself - the beaches are at the city’s doorstep, the street cafés buzz & the nightlife rocks! You could venture out of Sydney for a fun day trip to the famous Hunter Valley vineyards or picturesque Blue Mountains. Hotel (B) (B) City sightseeing tour to see the Sydney Opera House, historic Rocks area & Harbour Bridge Cruise on one of the most beautiful harbors in the world - Sydney Harbour Day 6: Sydney to Uluru Board your included flight as we head to the mighty Uluru (Ayers Rock). Get a taste of the unique Yulara township, just a short drive from the National Park & amazing Uluru. Take a walk through the town & maybe explore the Visitors Center to learn of the history & ancient geography of the area. Lodge (B) Flight from Sydney to Uluru Day 7: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colors at play as the sun rises over Australia’s famous icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around

“The Rock”. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Center Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 8: Uluru to Cairns Maybe get up for another amazing sunrise before we board a flight to Cairns. With a lush tropical setting & home to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of action activities. Resort (B) Flight from Uluru to Cairns Cairns orientation tour Days 9-10: Cairns If you’re after adventure, opt for some whitewater rafting on the rapids of the Tully River, or take the opportunity to visit the famous Great Barrier Reef aboard a highspeed catamaran. Why not scuba dive amidst amazingly colorful tropical fish? Or if you prefer, spend the days at leisure doing some shopping in town. In the evening we'll check out more tropical wildlife at one of Cairns' nightclubs! Resort (B) (B,D) Day 11: Cairns Visit Tjapukai to learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then return to Cairns for free time. Resort (B) Visit Tjapukai & see Aboriginal dancing, spear throwing & learn to throw a boomerang Day 12: Finish Cairns Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

East Coast & Northern Territory 12 Days Best of Oz 9 nights accomm 8 breakfasts & 2 dinners Bungee jump, Cairns

What’s Included All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin-share accommodation: 7 nights in a hotel & resort, 2 nights in a lodge Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 8 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Flights & transfers from Sydney to Uluru & Uluru to Cairns • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

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Sydney Harbour

When to go and how much Code: CBOFOZ 2010/11/12

Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

4 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

QUEENSLAND

Kata Tjuta

2 ULURU SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Depart USA

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

US$ pp

Depart USA

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

US$ pp

2010 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28 OCT 26 NOV 23 DEC 21

JUL 8 AUG 5 SEP 2 SEP 30 OCT 28 NOV 25 DEC 23

JUL 17 AUG 14 SEP 11 OCT 9 NOV 6 DEC 4 JAN 1

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2011 JUN 7 JUL 5 AUG 2 AUG 30 SEP 27 OCT 25 NOV 22 DEC 20

JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT27 NOV24 DEC 22

JUN 18 JUL 16 AUG 13 SEP 10 OCT 8 NOV 5 DEC 3 DEC 31

2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299

JAN 20 FEB 17 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY12

JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 26 APR 23 MAY 21

2299 2299 2299 2299 2299

2012 JAN 17 FEB 14 MAR 13

JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 15

JAN 28 FEB 25 MAR 24

2299 2299 2299

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$229. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$115. See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including international airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. CBOFOZ: Day 3 start Sydney 5:00pm & Day 12 end Cairns 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$245 Tour only single supplement: US$610 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

NEW SOUTH WALES Great Australian Bight

SYDNEY 3 VICTORIA

Tasman Sea

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

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


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17 Days

East Coast & Northern Territory 17 Days Ocean to Outback 14 nights accomm 12 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Ocean to Outback

Harley ride, Uluru

combining the East Coast & Northern Territory

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

1

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

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

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$279. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$139. See page 7 for details.

Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

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Itinerary and included sightseeing

When to go and how much Code: OOUI 2010/11/12 Depart USA

Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

US$ pp

Depart USA

Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

US$ pp

2010 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30

JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2

JUL 29 AUG 26 SEP 23 OCT 21 NOV 18 DEC 16

2715 2715 2715 2715 2825 2825

2011 JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 22 APR 19 MAY 17

2011 JUN 14 JUL 12 AUG 9 SEP 6 OCT 4 NOV 1 NOV 29

JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1

JUN 30 JUL 28 AUG 25 SEP 22 OCT 20 NOV 17 DEC 15

2815 2789 2789 2789 2789 2909 2909

JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19

FEB 10 MAR 10 APR 7 MAY 5 JUN 2

2825 2825 2825 2815 2815

2012 JAN 24 FEB 21 MAR 20

JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 22

FEB 9 MAR 8 APR 5

2909 2909 2909

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including international airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. OOUI: Day 3 Start Sydney 5:00pm & Day 17 end Uluru 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$390 Tour only single supplement: US$865 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

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

Days 1-11: Depart USA. Arrive Sydney. Sydney to Cairns Refer to Bridge to Reef itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 23. Day 12: Cairns to Alice Springs Chill in Cairns, then hop on a flight to Alice Springs & your ‘Territory’ adventure. Hotel Cairns sightseeing tour Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs Day 13: Alice Springs Explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its population of Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (B,D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill memorial Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap, home to the blackfooted wallaby Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 14: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 15: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon.

Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 16: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colors at play as the sun rises over Australia’s famous icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’, then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Center Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 17: Uluru The tour ends after breakfast in Uluru & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Alice Springs (arrive at approximately 6:00pm). (B)

Sydney Harbour jet boating

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

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

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


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13 Days Bridge to Reef

East Coast 13 Days Bridge to Reef 10 nights accomm 7 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Sydney Harbour

What’s included Gulf of Carpentaria

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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4 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

WHITSUNDAYS QUEENSLAND

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA. Fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3: Sydney Check-in to the hotel, then head out to spend the afternoon exploring Sydney. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travelers for dinner & a night on the town. Hotel (D) Days 4-5: Sydney Take in Sydney’s amazing icons on a guided sightseeing tour & harbor cruise. Then hit the streets & see this dazzling city for yourself - the beaches are at the city’s doorstep, the street cafés buzz & the nightlife rocks! You could venture out of Sydney for a fun day trip to the famous Hunter Valley vineyards or picturesque Blue Mountains. Hotel (B) (B) Hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour to see the Sydney Opera House, historic Rocks area & Harbour Bridge Cruise on one of the most beautiful harbors in the world - Sydney Harbour Day 6: Sydney to the Whitsundays Enjoy Sydney for one last morning at some of the great museums or ‘flex the plastic’ shopping. Then hop on a flight & head to the tropical Whitsundays where you’ll find a slice of heaven on Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Flight from Sydney to The Whitsundays Days 7-8: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

3 SYDNEY

Places visited VICTORIA 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/bridge-to-reef

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

3

(Daydream Island)

Day 9: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the ever-popular travelers’ hub of Cairns – home to plenty of action & the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B) Days 10-11: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 12: Cairns Spend the morning experiencing fascinating Aboriginal culture up close. Then return to Cairns for free time. Resort Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Day 13: Finish Cairns Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

All as per itinerary • 10 nights twin-share accommodation: 3 nights in a hotel & 7 nights in resorts Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Flight & transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Tasman Sea

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

When to go and how much

drink at the Sugarmill

Code: BRRI 2010/11/12 Depart USA

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

US$ pp

2010 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30 JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 22 APR 19 MAY 17 JUN 14

JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16

JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 19 OCT 17 NOV 14 DEC 12 FEB 6 MAR 6 APR 3 MAY 1 MAY 29 JUN 26

1655 1655 1655 1655 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1719 1719 1719

Depart USA

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

US$ pp

2011 JUL 12 AUG 9 SEP 6 OCT 4 NOV 1 NOV 29

JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1

JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18 OCT 16 NOV 13 DEC 11

1699 1699 1699 1699 1775 1775

2012 JAN 24 FEB 21 MAR 20

JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 22

FEB 5 MAR 4 APR 1

1775 1775 1775

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including international airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. BRRI: Day 3 Start Sydney 5:00pm & Day 13 end Cairns 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$290 Tour only single supplement: US$635 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

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

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

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you could dive the Great Barrier Reef on one of our dive trips. See p.56-57. Snorkeling, Cairns

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

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


20 Days Reefs & Rainforests

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Your choice You can start this tour in Sydney & travel it in reverse. Mossman Gorge Kuranda

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

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

4 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS 1 SYDNEY Tasman Sea

contiki.com/reefs

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

CAIRNS: Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch


25 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Cairns, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Cairns Check into the Cairns Colonial Club Resort with the rest of the day at leisure to explore Cairns. Resort Day 4: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town popular with the rich & famous. Keep heading north along the stunning Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge, the pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 5: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 6: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Learn about the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns for the evening. Resort (B) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Days 7-8: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort Cairns city tour Day 9: Cairns to the Whitsundays Pass through Tully & Townsville en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on pretty Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Townsville city tour Visit Airlie Beach with a pumping bar & cafe scene Days 10-11: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down & catch some rays on the amazing white sand beaches of The Whitsundays. Or get your blood pumping with tons of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Resort (B) (B) See native birdlife & wallabies Enjoy great resort facilities

Days 9-11: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Cairns:BWCW / ex Sydney:BWSW

Day 12: The Whitsundays to Country Homestead Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields on your way to our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Farm tour to see a mix of farm animals & even kangaroos! Day 13: Country Homestead to Fraser Island Head back out to the coast, catch a ferry & touch down on the natural wonder of Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B) Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Day 14: Fraser Island to Noosa You could uncover Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes before we head to Noosa. Resort (B,D) See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 15: Noosa to Surfers Paradise There’s time to explore Noosa before we reach laid-back Brisbane to soak up its cosmopolitan vibes. Later, its onto the happening hub of Surfers Paradise. Resort Visit picturesque Noosa Beach Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 16: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travelers paradise! Resort Day 17: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour Encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary before wandering through the artsy, coastal town of Byron Bay. Then continue down Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. Surf Village (B,D) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Day 18: Coffs Harbour to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) This morning we’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. This afternoon, head to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay. Resort (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 19: Shoal Bay to Sydney After taking a chance to cruise with the dolphins or trying out sandboarding in Port Stephens, finish up the day by checking out Sydney’s icons. Hotel (B) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 20: Sydney Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

When to go and how much East Coast

Code: BWCS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: BWSC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart Start USA Cairns

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA Sydney Cairns Only Sailing

2010 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 20 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 22 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 20 2011 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 26 2012 JAN 2 JAN 10 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26

Finish Tour Tour & Sydney Only Sailing

JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22

JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 8

2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2565 2565 2565 2565 2659 2565

2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2765 2765 2765 2765 2859 2765

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

JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7 JAN 14

2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2565 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2555 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2539 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645

2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2765 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2739 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845

JAN 4 JAN 12 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 29 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

JAN 21 JAN 29 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14

2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645

2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845 2845

2010 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 23 DEC 30 2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 DEC 30 2012 JAN 5 JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29

JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25 JAN 1

JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28 JAN 11 JAN 18

2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2575 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2769

2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2775 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2969

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24 JAN 1

JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 18

2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2665 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2845

2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2875 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2865 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2849 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 3045

JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31

JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17

2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755

2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955 2955

20 Days Reefs & Rainforests 17 nights accomm 11 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 6 dinners (island option) 7 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 17 nights twin-share accommodation: 1 night in a hotel, 13 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 11 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) Sailing option: 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 7 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 1 & 2 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

2

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

Prices above are based on twin-share. Both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Multi-share on sailing yacht), Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. BWCS: Day 4 start Cairns 7:30am & Day 20 end Sydney 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$415 Tour only single supplement: US$1195 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$1045. BWSC: Day 4 start Sydney 7:00am & Day 20 end Cairns 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$415 Tour only single supplement: US$1195 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$1045. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Minjin swing

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


18 Days Beaches & Reefs

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Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns to travel it in reverse & save up to US$90. Coral Sea

4 CAIRNS

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

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS 1 SYDNEY Tasman Sea

contiki.com/beaches

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

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


27 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Sydney Check into the Holiday Inn Potts Point Hotel & spend the rest of the free day exploring Sydney. Hotel Day 4: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 5: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 6: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 7: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travelers paradise! Resort Day 8: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa Beach Day 9: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 10: Fraser Island to Country Homestead Head a bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire Day 11: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride

& you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island Days 12-13: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 11-13: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:BRSW / ex Cairns:BRCW

Day 14: The Whitsundays to Cairns Go north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the everpopular travelers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour View Magnetic Island, an unspoiled national park, from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 15-16: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 17: Cairns See a Pamagirri dance performance, walk through the rainforest & learn about ancient Aboriginal culture. Resort Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Day 18: Finish Cairns Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

When to go and how much Code: BRSC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: BRCS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA Sydney Cairns Only Sailing

Depart Start USA Cairns

2010 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 23 DEC 30 2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 DEC 30 2012 JAN 5 JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29

2010 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 2011 JAN 5 JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28 2012 JAN 4 JAN 12 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 29 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25 JAN 1

JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 28 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 26 JAN 9 JAN 16

2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2499

2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2699

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24 JAN 1

JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 8 JAN 16

2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2405 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2399 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2569

2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2769

JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31

JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15

2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475

2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675

East Coast

Finish Tour Tour & Sydney Only Sailing

JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24

JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 8

2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2225 2315 2315 2315 2315 2409 2315

2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2515 2515 2515 2515 2609 2515

JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23 DEC 30

JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7 JAN 14

2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2309 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2295 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385

2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2515 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2495 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585

JAN 6 JAN 14 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30

JAN 21 JAN 29 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14

2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385

2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585 2585

18 Days Beaches & Reefs 15 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 5 dinners (island option) 6 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights twin-share accommodation: 11 nights in resorts, 1 night in a hotel, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$225. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$109. See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on twin-share. Both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Multi-share on sailing yacht) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. BRSC: Day 4 start Sydney 7:00am & Day 18 end Cairns 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$360 Tour only single supplement: US$975 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$825. BRCS: Day 4 start Cairns 12:00 noon & Day 18 end Sydney 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$360 Tour only single supplement: US$885 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$735. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Sandunes, Port Stephens

Great Barrier Reef

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


15 Days Cairns Sunshine Trail

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Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns to travel it in reverse & save up to US$70.

Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

4 CAIRNS

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

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

Tasman Sea

contiki.com/sunshine

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

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


29 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Surfers Paradise, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Surfers Paradise Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head into the bright lights of Surfers Paradise for a great night out with your new travel buddies! Resort Visit Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travelers paradise! Resort Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa Beach Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead Head a bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire Day 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour

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

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Surfers P:BTSW / ex Cairns:BTCW

Day 11: The Whitsundays to Cairns Go north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour View Magnetic Island, an unspoiled national park, from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 12-13: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 14: Cairns See a Pamagirri dance performance, walk through the rainforest & learn about ancient Aboriginal culture. Resort Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Day 15: Finish Cairns Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

When to go and how much Code: BTSC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: BTCS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart Start USA Surf P.

Depart Start USA Cairns

2010 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26 2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 2012 JAN 2 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25

Finish Tour Tour & Cairns Only Sailing

JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 24 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 12 OCT 19 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 28

JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 28 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 26 JAN 9

1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989

2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189 2189

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

JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 8

1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049

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JAN 4 JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27

JAN 16 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8

2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049 2049

2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249 2249

2010 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 2011 JAN 5 JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28 2012 JAN 4 JAN 12 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 29 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

East Coast

Finish Tour Tour & Surf P. Only Sailing

JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24

JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 22 DEC 29 JAN 5

1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1845 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919

2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119

JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23 DEC 30

JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28 JAN 4 JAN 11

1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1919 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979

2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2119 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2115 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179

JAN 6 JAN 14 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30

JAN 18 JAN 26 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 29 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11

1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979

2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179 2179

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

What’s included All as per itinerary • 12 nights twin-share accommodation: 10 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) Sailing option: 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$185. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$95. See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on twin-share. Both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Multi-share on sailing yacht) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. BTSC: Day 3 start Surfers P. 5:00pm & Day 15 end Cairns 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$309 Tour only single supplement: US$815 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$665. BTCS: Day 4 start Cairns 12:00 noon & Day 15 end Surfers P. 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$309 Tour only single supplement: US$815 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$665. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Learn to throw a boomerang

Whitewater rafting

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


14 Days Coast & Whitsundays

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Your choice You can start this tour in the Whitsundays to travel it in reverse & save up to US$60. Coral Sea

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

Great Barrier Reef

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS 1 SYDNEY

contiki.com/coast

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming

Tasman Sea


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Sydney Check into the Holiday Inn Potts Point Hotel & spend the rest of the free day exploring Sydney. Hotel Day 4: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 5: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 6: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 7: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 8: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa Beach

Day 9: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 10: Fraser Island to Country Homestead Head a bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire Day 11: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island Days 12-13: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 11-13: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:SQSW / ex W’suns:SQCW

Day 14: The Whitsundays The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much East Coast

Code: SQSC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: SQCS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA Sydney W’suns Only Sailing

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA W’suns Sydney Only Sailing

2010 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 23 DEC 30 2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 DEC 30 2012 JAN 5 JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29

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JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25 JAN 1

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

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

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin-share accommodation: 1 night in a hotel, 7 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 8 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$185. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$89. See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Multi-share on sailing yacht) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. SQSC: Day 4 start Sydney 7:00am & Day 14 end Whitsundays 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$245 Tour only single supplement: US$735 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$585. SQCS: Day 3 start Whitsundays 5:00pm & Day 14 end Sydney 8:00am. Sailing option - Start Airlie Beach 3.00pm & end Sydney 8.00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$245 Tour only single supplement: US$735 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$585. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Learn to surf

Byron Bay

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


32 When to go and how much East Coast 12 Days Island & Rainforest 9 nights accomm 6 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 2 dinners (island option) 3 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 9 nights twin-share resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) Sailing option: 6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 9,10 & 11 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$155. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$79. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you could dive the Great Barrier Reef on one of our dive trips. See page 56-57.

Code: FNSC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: FNCS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA W’suns Cairns Only Sailing

Depart Start USA Cairns

2010 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 31 2011 JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23 DEC 30 2012 JAN 7 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30

2010 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 20 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 22 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 20 2011 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 26 2012 JAN 2 JAN 10 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26

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Finish Tour Tour & W’suns Only Sailing

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Island & Rainforest

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ays 545 D 2 1 S$1 Day U m o fr 155/ $ S U ly r on Tou

contiki.com/island

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Mossman Gorge Kuranda

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

4 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to the Whitsundays, Australia. Day 3: Arrive The Whitsundays Meet up with your Contiki Crew & new travel buddies on Daydream Island, a slice of heaven in the magnificent Whitsundays. Resort (D) Days 4-5: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down & catch some rays on the amazing white sand beaches of The Whitsundays. Or get your blood pumping with tons of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Resort (B) (B) See native birdlife & wallabies Enjoy great resort facilities

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Multi-share on sailing yacht) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. FNSC: Day 3 start Whitsundays 5:00pm & Day 12 end Cairns 8:00am. Sailing option - Start Airlie Beach 3.00pm & end Cairns 8.00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$215 Tour only single supplement: US$689 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$539. FNCS: Day 4 start Cairns 7:30am & Day 12 end Whitsundays 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$215 Tour only single supplement: US$689 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$539. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Semi-submersible cruise

12 Days

Days 3-5: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsundays sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:FNSW / ex Cairns:FNCW

Day 6: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See the unspoiled national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 7-8: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 9: Cairns to Cape Tribulation See the Pamagirri dancers & learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then travel along the stunning Coral Sea to gushing Mossman Gorge, pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 10: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 11: Cape Tribulation to Cairns There’s free time this morning in the Daintree, before heading down to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town popular with the rich & famous. Resort (B) See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms Day 12: Finish Cairns Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

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


33 When to go and how much

10 Days Magical Tropics

ays 199 D 0 1 S$1 Day U m fro 150/ $ S U ly r on Tou

contiki.com/magical

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Coral Sea

4 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to the Whitsundays, Australia. Day 3: Arrive The Whitsundays Meet up with your Contiki Crew & new travel buddies on Daydream Island, a slice of heaven in the magnificent Whitsundays. Get to know other travelers & your group over drinks tonight at the bar. Resort (D) Days 4-5: The Whitsundays Slow it down & catch some rays on the amazing white sand beaches & in the clear turquoise waters of The Whitsundays. Or get your blood pumping with tons of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Resort (B)(B) See native birdlife & wallabies Enjoy great resort facilities

Day 6: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to Townsville, a happening city that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travelers’ hub of Cairns gateway to two of the world’s greatest natural attractions, The Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree Rainforest. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See the unspoiled national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 7-8: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 9: Cairns See the Pamagirri dancers & learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then return to Cairns for free time. Resort Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Day 10: Finish Cairns Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:NWSW / ex Cairns:NWCW

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Aboriginal dancers

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Code: NWSC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: NWCS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart Start Finish Tour Tour & USA W’suns Cairns Only Sailing

Depart Start USA Cairns

2010 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 31 2011 JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23 DEC 30 2012 JAN 7 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30

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JAN 16 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8

1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289

1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489

East Coast

Finish Tour Tour & W’suns Only Sailing

JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24

JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 31

1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1199 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249

1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1399 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449

JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23 DEC 30

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

1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1249 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1245 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1239 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289

1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1449 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1445 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1439 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489

JAN 6 JAN 14 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30

JAN 13 JAN 21 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6

1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289 1289

1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Multi-share on sailing yacht) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. NWSC: Day 3 start Whitsundays 5:00pm & Day 10 end Cairns 8:00am. Sailing option - Start Airlie Beach 3.00pm & end Cairns 8.00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$185 Tour only single supplement: US$555 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$405. NWCS: Day 4 start Cairns 12:00 noon & Day 10 end Whitsundays 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$185 Tour only single supplement: US$555 Tour + sailing single supplement: US$405. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

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

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights twin-share resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) Sailing option: 4 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$119. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$59. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 54.

The Tropics

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


34

QUEENSLAND SURFERS PARADISE 2

East Coast

Currumbin Byron Bay

8 Days

COFFS HARBOUR 1 NEW SOUTH WALES PORT STEPHENS 1

8 Days City to Surf 5 nights accomm 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners

1 SYDNEY

City to Surf

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

What’s included All as per itinerary • 5 nights twin-share accommodation: 1 night in a hotel, 3 nights in resorts & 1 night in a surf school village Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 3 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

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

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$85. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$45. See page 7 for details.

ys 8 Da S$849 y U /Da from 2 4 1 US$

Sea kayaking safari

When to go and how much Code: BSSB 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$ Depart USA 2010 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 23 DEC 30 2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26

Start Sydney

Finish Tour Surfers P. Only

JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25 JAN 1

JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 30 JAN 6

849 849 849 849 849 849 849 849 849 849 849 849 849 849 879 879 879 879 879 879 975

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28

JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 2

879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879 879

Depart USA 2011 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 DEC 30 2012 JAN 5 JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29

Start Sydney

Finish Tour Surfers P. Only

JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24 JAN 1

JUN 16 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 DEC 29 JAN 6

879 879 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 909 909 909 909 909 909 909 909 999

JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31

JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5

909 909 909 909 909 909 909 909 909 909 909 909 909

contiki.com/surf

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. BSSB: Day 4 start Sydney 7:00am & Day 8 end Surfers P. 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$115 Tour only single supplement: US$415. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Dracula’s cabaret show

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

ly r on Tou

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Sydney, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Sydney Check into the Holiday Inn Potts Point Hotel & spend the rest of the free day exploring Sydney. Hotel Day 4: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 5: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 6: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B)

Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit a wildlife sanctuary - cuddle a koala & see kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils & more! Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Visit Jupiter's Casino Day 7: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travelers paradise! Resort Day 8: Surfers Paradise The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Surfers Paradise

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


35

7 Days

When to go and how much Code: CYCS 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$ Depart USA

Rainforest Adventure ys 95 a D 7 S$5 Day U m o fr 119/ $ S U ly r on Tou

contiki.com/rainforest

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Mossman Gorge Kuranda

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

2 CAIRNS

Coral Sea

Great Barrier Reef

QUEENSLAND

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Cairns, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Cairns Check into the Cairns Colonial Club Resort & spend the rest of the free day exploring Cairns. Resort Day 4: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town. Keep heading north along the stunning Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge, the pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 5: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 6: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Learn about the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal culture. Then return to Cairns for free time. Resort (B) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Day 7: Finish Cairns Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning.

2010 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 13 SEP 20 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 22 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 20 2011 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 26 2012 JAN 2 JAN 10 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

East Coast

Code: CYSC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$ Tour Only

JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22

JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 OCT 31 NOV 14 NOV 21 NOV 28 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 26

595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 615 615 615 615 615 615

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

JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 1

615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635

JAN 4 JAN 12 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 29 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

JAN 8 JAN 16 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1

635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635

Depart USA 2010 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 2011 JAN 5 JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28 2012 JAN 4 JAN 12 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 FEB 29 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 8 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 24

JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28

595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 615 615 615 615 615 615

JAN 7 JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23 DEC 30

JAN 11 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27 JAN 3

615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635

JAN 6 JAN 14 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30

JAN 10 JAN 18 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3

635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635

7 Days Rainforest Adventure 4 nights accomm 2 breakfasts & 1 dinner

What’s included All as per itinerary • 4 nights twin-share resort accommodation Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned mini coach • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$59. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$29. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 54.

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. CYCS: Day 4 start Cairns 7:30am & Day 7 end Cairns 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$100 Tour only single supplement: US$155. CYSC: Day 4 start Cairns 8:00am & Day 7 end Cairns 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$100 Tour only single supplement: US$155. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Kuranda Skyrail

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Didgeridoo, Cairns

CAIRNS: Bungee jump with panoramic views of the rainforest CAPE TRIBULATION: Cable zip line through the rainforest from floor to canopy Go to contiki.com/rainforest-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Territory & Outback

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Your choice You can start this tour in Darwin & travel it in reverse.

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

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters

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

NORTHERN TERRITORY 1 TENNANT CREEK

Great Barrier Reef

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Ti Tree Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Kata Tjuta

2

QUEENSLAND

3 ALICE SPRINGS

ULURU

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES

Tasman Sea

contiki.com/territory

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

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


37 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Alice Springs, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Alice Springs Check into the All Seasons Oasis Hotel & spend the rest of the day exploring Alice Springs. Hotel Day 4: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki Crew & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, Aussie characters, & reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill lookout See Alice Springs Telegraph Station Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 5: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out west to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke River - the oldest river in the world Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 6: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 7: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colors at play as the sun rises over Australia’s famous icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) an area of significance in the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Center Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 8: Uluru to Alice Springs Pit stop at a fascinating institution in outback travel, the traditional Australian Roadhouse, on the return trip to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Day 9: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Opt in to see the sunrise over the MacDonnell Ranges from a hot air balloon. Tonight’s stay is in Tennant Creek surrounded by million-acre cattle stations & Aboriginal communities. Hotel (D) Visit the small art gallery in Ti Tree to see Aboriginal art & didgeridoos Maybe sight a UFO in the town of Wycliffe Well Visit Karlu Karlu (The Devils Marbles) rock formation

Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek Day 10: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory before dipping into the refreshing Mataranka Thermal Pools. Continue on to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B) Visit Daly Waters - the famous outback pub Chill out & swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey - the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Day 11: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Then it’s on to Kakadu National Park via Edith Falls. Hotel (B,D) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Entry to Kakadu National Park (fee included) Day 12: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes & wildlife. It has arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B) Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles & native birds Day 13: Kakadu National Park to Darwin Wind your way to Darwin, an exotic, diverse place that combines East & West & attracts people from all over the country. Tonight maybe try your luck at the casino or go dancing & party the night away. Hotel (B) Visit Darwin Museum, home to the Cyclone Tracy display Day 14: Darwin to Litchfield National Park Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept secret, Litchfield National Park & plunge into the cool pool of water below Florence Falls. Then it’s back to Darwin where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See the unique, huge termite mounds See Litchfield’s rainforests & rock formations Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls Please note: For the reverse itinerary (TEDA) one of the night’s accommodation in Alice Springs is replaced with one night in Darwin.

Northern Territory 14 Days Territory & Outback 11 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 4 dinners Katherine Gorge cruise

What’s included

Hot air ballooning

When to go and how much Code: TEAD 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$ Depart USA 2010 JUL 22 AUG 19 SEP 16 OCT 14 NOV 11 DEC 9 2011 JAN 6 FEB 3 MAR 3 MAR 31 APR 28 MAY 26 JUN 23 JUL 21 AUG 18 SEP 15 OCT 13 NOV 10 DEC 8 2012 JAN 5 FEB 2 MAR 1 MAR 29

All as per itinerary • 11 nights twin-share accommodation: 8 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

2

Code: TEDA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Start Finish A.Springs Darwin

Tour Only

JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18 OCT 16 NOV 13 DEC 11

AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22

1715 1715 1715 1715 1679 1679

JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17 OCT 15 NOV 12 DEC 10

JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28 OCT 26 NOV 23 DEC 21

1679 1679 1679 1779 1779 1779 1779 1765 1765 1765 1765 1729 1729

JAN 7 FEB 4 MAR 3 MAR 31

JAN 18 FEB 15 MAR 14 APR 11

1729 1729 1729 1729

Depart USA 2010 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5 OCT 3 OCT 31 NOV 28 DEC 26 2011 JAN 23 FEB 20 MAR 20 APR 17 MAY 15 JUN 12 JUL 10 AUG 7 SEP 4 OCT 2 OCT 30 NOV 27 DEC 25 2012 JAN 22 FEB 19 MAR 18

Start Darwin

Finish Tour A.Springs Only

JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30 DEC 28

JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18 OCT 16 NOV 13 DEC 11 JAN 8

1725 1725 1725 1725 1689 1689 1689

JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 22 APR 19 MAY 17 JUN 14 JUL 12 AUG 9 SEP 6 OCT 4 NOV 1 NOV 29 DEC 27

FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17 OCT 15 NOV 12 DEC 10 JAN 7

1689 1689 1689 1789 1789 1789 1775 1775 1775 1775 1739 1739 1739

JAN 24 FEB 21 MAR 20

FEB 4 MAR 3 MAR 31

1739 1739 1739

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

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 54.

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. TEAD: Day 4 start Alice Springs 8:00am & Day 14 end Darwin 6:00pm. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$275 Tour only single supplement: US$570 TEDA: Day 4 start Darwin 7:30am & Day 14 end Alice Springs 12:00 noon. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$280 Tour only single supplement: US$595 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Kakadu scenic flight

Meet the locals

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


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9 Days

Northern Territory 9 Days Alice & Kakadu 6 nights accomm 5 breakfasts 2 dinners

Alice & Kakadu

Kakadu National Park

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 5 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Litchfield N.P

2 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P 1 KATHERINE Mataranka

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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1 TENNANT CREEK Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Ti Tree

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Alice Springs

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/kakadu

Only with Contiki • Traditional Aussie morning tea at

When to go and how much

Devils Marbles

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$105. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$55. See page 7 for details.

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

Code: AKDA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: AKAD 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart USA

Depart USA

2010 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5 OCT 3 OCT 31 NOV 28 DEC 26 2011 JAN 23 FEB 20 MAR 20 APR 17 MAY 15 JUN 12 JUL 10 AUG 7 SEP 4 OCT 2 OCT 30 NOV 27 DEC 25 2012 JAN 22 FEB 19 MAR 18

Start Darwin

Finish Tour A.Springs Only

JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30 DEC 28

JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13 OCT 11 NOV 8 DEC 6 JAN 3

1059 1059 1059 1059 1039 1039 1039

JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 22 APR 19 MAY 17 JUN 14 JUL 12 AUG 9 SEP 6 OCT 4 NOV 1 NOV 29 DEC 27

JAN 31 FEB 28 MAR 28 APR 25 MAY 23 JUN 20 JUL 18 AUG 15 SEP 12 OCT 10 NOV 7 DEC 5 JAN 2

1039 1039 1039 1099 1099 1099 1089 1089 1089 1089 1069 1069 1069

JAN 24 FEB 21 MAR 20

JAN 30 FEB 27 MAR 26

1069 1069 1069

2010 JUL 27 AUG 24 SEP 21 OCT 19 NOV 16 DEC 14 2011 JAN 11 FEB 8 MAR 8 APR 5 MAY 3 MAY 31 JUN 28 JUL 26 AUG 23 SEP 20 OCT 18 NOV 15 DEC 13 2012 JAN 10 FEB 7 MAR 6

Start Finish A.Springs Darwin

Tour Only

JUL 29 AUG 26 SEP 23 OCT 21 NOV 18 DEC 16

AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22

1049 1049 1049 1049 1029 1029

JAN 13 FEB 10 MAR 10 APR 7 MAY 5 JUN 2 JUN 30 JUL 28 AUG 25 SEP 22 OCT 20 NOV 17 DEC 15

JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28 OCT 26 NOV 23 DEC 21

1029 1029 1029 1089 1089 1089 1089 1079 1079 1079 1079 1059 1059

JAN 12 FEB 9 MAR 8

JAN 18 FEB 15 MAR 14

1059 1059 1059

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. AKDA: Day 4 start Darwin 7:30am & Day 9 end Alice Springs 2:00pm. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$149 Tour only single supplement: US$329 AKAD: Day 4 start Alice Springs 9:00am & Day 9 end Darwin 6:00pm. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$145 Tour only single supplement: US$329 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Devils Marbles

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Darwin, Australia. Day 3: Arrive Darwin Check into the Quality Frontier Darwin & spend the rest of the free day exploring Darwin. Hotel Day 4: Darwin & Litchfield National Park Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept secret, Litchfield National Park & plunge into the cool pool of water below Florence Falls. Head back to Darwin & get ready for a night out on the town. Hotel See the unique, huge termite mounds See Litchfield’s rainforests & sandstone formations Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls Day 5: Darwin to Kakadu National Park Today, hit the streets of tropical Darwin, an exotic, diverse place that combines East & West & attracts people from all over the country. Then wind your way to Kakadu National Park. Hotel (B,D) Darwin city tour See Darwin’s harbor & the East Point Military Reserve Visit Darwin Museum, home to the Cyclone Tracy display Entry to Kakadu National Park (fee included) Day 6: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes & wildlife. It has arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B)

Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles & native birds Day 7: Kakadu National Park to Katherine Continue on, via Edith Falls, to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. On the way, stop & walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Hotel (B) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Day 8: Katherine to Tennant Creek Chill out with a refreshing swim at Mataranka before stopping & ‘enjoying a coldie’ at the oldest pub in the Territory. Tonight, stay in Tennant Creek surrounded by million-acre cattle stations & local Aboriginal communities. (B,D) Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey, the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Visit Daly Waters - famous outback pub Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek Day 9: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs Contemplate the age-old, mythological Devils Marbles rocks before crossing the Tropic of Capricorn & arriving in Alice Springs where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See Aboriginal art & didgeridoos in Ti Tree’s local art gallery Maybe sight a UFO in Wycliffe Well! Please note: For the reverse itinerary (AKAD) one of the nights accommodation in Darwin is replaced with one night in Alice Springs.

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


39 Northern Territory

8 Days Alice & Uluru

8 Days Alice & Uluru 5 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 dinners Kings Canyon

What’s included Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/uluru

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Alice Springs, Australia. Day 3: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki Crew & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital - ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, Aussie characters, & reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill lookout See Alice Springs Telegraph Station Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 4: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 5: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City'

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 6: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colors at play as the sun rises over Australia’s famous icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Center Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) Day 7: Uluru to Alice Springs Pit stop at a fascinating institution in outback travel, the traditional Australian Roadhouse, on the return trip to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Day 8: Alice Springs Check out more of the unique local sights or choose to take an amazing optional hot air balloon flight. The tour ends in the afternoon & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Please note: The reverse itinerary (AEAD) will be one day longer in Alice Springs due to international flight schedules.

All as per itinerary • 5 nights twin-share accommodation (6 nights for reverse itinerary): 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

When to go and how much Only with Contiki Code: AEDA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: AEAD 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart USA

Depart USA

2010 JUL 17 AUG 14 SEP 11 OCT 9 NOV 6 DEC 4 2011 JAN 1 JAN 29 FEB 26 MAR 26 APR 23 MAY 21 JUN 18 JUL 16 AUG 13 SEP 10 OCT 8 NOV 5 DEC 3 DEC 31 2012 JAN 28 FEB 25 MAR 24

Start Finish Tour A.Springs A.Springs Only JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13 OCT 11 NOV 8 DEC 6

JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18 OCT 16 NOV 13 DEC 11

985 985 985 985 965 965

JAN 3 JAN 31 FEB 28 MAR 28 APR 25 MAY 23 JUN 20 JUL 18 AUG 15 SEP 12 OCT 10 NOV 7 DEC 5 JAN 2

JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17 OCT 15 NOV 12 DEC 10 JAN 7

965 965 965 965 1025 1025 1025 1015 1015 1015 1015 995 995 995

JAN 30 FEB 27 MAR 26

FEB 4 MAR 3 MAR 31

995 995 995

2010 JUL 22 AUG 19 SEP 16 OCT 14 NOV 11 DEC 9 2011 JAN 6 FEB 3 MAR 3 MAR 31 APR 28 MAY 26 JUN 23 JUL 21 AUG 18 SEP 15 OCT 13 NOV 10 DEC 8 2012 JAN 5 FEB 2 MAR 1 MAR 29

• Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime

Start Finish Tour A.Springs A.Springs Only JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18 OCT 16 NOV 13 DEC 11

JUL 30 AUG 27 SEP 24 OCT 22 NOV 19 DEC 17

1040 1040 1040 1040 1020 1020

JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17 OCT 15 NOV 12 DEC 10

JAN 14 FEB 11 MAR 11 APR 8 MAY 6 JUN 3 JUL 1 JUL 29 AUG 26 SEP 23 OCT 21 NOV 18 DEC 16

1020 1020 1020 1080 1080 1080 1080 1070 1070 1070 1070 1050 1050

JAN 7 FEB 4 MAR 3 MAR 31

JAN 13 FEB 10 MAR 9 APR 6

1050 1050 1050 1050

bushtucker’ tour

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

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. AEDA: Day 3 start Alice Springs 1:30pm & Day 8 end Alice Springs 12:00noon. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$135 Tour only single supplement: US$265 AEAD: Day 4 start Alice Springs 8:00am & Day 9 end Alice Springs 10:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$150 Tour only single supplement: US$315 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Quad biking, Kings Canyon

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Uluru

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


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This is New Zealand

12 amazing tours from 3 to 18 days to travel For more ways -57 52 p. e se iki Cont

Say ‘Kia Ora’ to some of the most spectacular scenery on earth. NZ stuns travelers with its breathtaking mountain ranges, volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers, pristine rainforests & miles of uncrowded coastline. Combine that with its status as ‘Adventure capital of the World’ & you’re in for one awesome trip!

Whitewater ra fting

Snowboarding in Queenstown

For more info visit contiki.com/newzealand


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TOP ACCOMMODATION. In New Zealand you’ll sleep in amazing places like... – On a sailing boat, cruising the breathtaking Milford Sound – In the Bay of Islands at a resort hotel right near the beach mountains – A Queenstown hotel overlooking the lake & snow-capped village r Glacie – At a rainforest retreat in the heart of Franz Josef wilderness nding surrou the & – Right on the doorstep of glacial Lake Ohau hotels l centra y, – And when in the cities, it’s qualit There’s more online at contiki.com/nzaccommodation

Lake Ohau Lodge

Glacier heli-ride

Milford Sound overnight cruise

COOL STUFF TO DO

, – Pump the adrenaline with bungee g divin sky & ging swin canyon ls – Relax in Rotorua’s hot thermal poo – Become a ‘Zorbanaut’ g – Carve the slopes skiing & boardin ier – Hike on an ancient glac ds – Cruise the beautiful Bay of Islan cient glacier tting spo seal a on Hike on an an – Get close to nature safari locations – Spot famous Lord of the Rings – Swim with dolphins – Meet a kiwi (…the bird, that is) s at Waitomo – Blackwater raft underground cave dome Agro the at life – Get a taste for NZ farm ch Bea Mile 90 at – Surf the sand dunes ng, – Take the triple challenge - jetboati ride heli a & ng rafti ter whitewa

And that’s just the beginning...

Jetboat adventure

To find out more go to contiki.com/nzaccommodation & contiki.com/exploremore

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per day


18 Days Grand Explorer

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Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Queenstown to travel it in reverse & save up to US$75.

2

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with champagne • Return ferry ride to Russell & guided historical walking tour • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters • Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride • Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef • Guided trek & goldpanning in historic Arrowtown • Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

2 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

contiki.com/grand-explorer

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

BAY OF ISLANDS: Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading & sand dune ‘surfing’ - Fishing trip WAITOMO: Black water rafting in a rubber tube through underground caves


43 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head to the laidback lifestyle of the Northland region. Later, chill out in seaside Paihia. Hotel (D) Venture across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbor made famous by the America’s Cup See Auckland’s Sky Tower Free time in Parry Kauri Park, home to many ancient giant kauri trees Day 4: Bay of Islands Chill out on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands or try out some watersports. Hotel (B) Day 5: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland. After lunch, roll through the lush, countryside to Waitomo, with its amazing limestone formations & visit the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub Pizza party Day 6: Waitomo to Rotorua Enter Rotorua, NZ’s most dynamic thermal area & a cultural center of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools & then chow down at a traditional Maori cultural experience. Hotel (B) Rotorua city tour Visit Agrodome Theme Park to see Kiwi farm animals & a world famous sheep show Day 7: Rotorua to Taupo Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area & find yourself in Taupo, which offers some great back-to-nature adventure activities. Resort (B) See raging Huka Falls View Lake Taupo - New Zealand’s largest lake Day 8: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage listed Tanogario National Park, to the vibrant capital with the coolest nightlife in NZ. Hotel (B) See the dramatic volcanic landscape made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' See the active volcano - Mt Ruapehu Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views Day 9: Wellington Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbor views & hot arts scene, complete with hip bars, eclectic shopping & thriving late night entertainment. Hotel (B) See even more of the sights made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' Day 10: Wellington to Christchurch Hop on a ferry to a whole different world on the South Island. Travel stunning coastline as we travel to Christchurch. Hotel (B)

Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds Visit a seal colony Day 11: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier Venture through the majestic Southern Alps & along the rugged West Coast to Hokitika & later on to Franz Josef. Hotel (B,D) Christchurch city tour Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass See traditional Maori greenstone carving Day 12: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown Explore the icy slopes of Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers. Then hit the road for the breathtaking Southern Lakes & Queenstown. Hotel (B,D) Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests Stunning drive through the Southern Alps; see Lake Hawea & the Crown Range Days 13-14: Queenstown You’ve got two free days to explore the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless activities. Plus the atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars & a picturesque lakeside setting will blow your mind Hotel (B) (B) Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Days 13-14: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? If you’re traveling in July or August choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organize ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B) (B) Day 15: Queenstown to Milford Sound First up, a pit stop at the home of bungee Kawarau Bridge. Give this crazy thrill-sport a go! Take it easy traveling through striking countryside to Milford Sound. Overnight cruise (B,D) Contiki exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park Cruise past rocky cliffs & forested slopes See the inspiring 5551ft high Mitre Peak Day 16: Milford Sound to Lake Ohau Pan for gold in the quaint, old mining town of Arrowtown. Later set out for the beautiful blue glacial Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) Soak up the historical ambience of Arrowtown with its original buildings Catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook Day 17: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Opt in for an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie Country back to Christchurch for free time. Hotel (B) Day 18: Finish Christchurch Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B)

16 Day option for the Grand Explorer Short on time? We’ve got a shorter, 16 day version of the 18 day Grand Explorer tour that starts or ends in Queenstown, also including Milford Sound.

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• For 16 day tour price - deduct US$140 from price in the price box. • Tour only quad reduction: US$130. • Tour only single supplement: US$545. • Code: ex Auckland: NDZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 2:00pm. • Code: ex Queenstown: NDZC. Start 11:00am/End 12:00 noon. • 16 day tour starts or ends at Queenstown airport.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$179. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$89. See page 7 for details.

When to go and how much Code: NGZA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: NGZC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart USA

Depart USA

2010 JUL 1 JUL 13 JUL 25 AUG 6 AUG 18 AUG 30 SEP 11 SEP 23 OCT 5 OCT 17 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 14 MAR 26 APR 7 APR 19 MAY 1 MAY 13 MAY 25 JUN 6 JUN 18 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 2012 DEC 31 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 12 MAR 24

Start Finish Tour Auckland C’church Only JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

JUL 18 JUL 30 AUG 11 AUG 23 SEP 4 SEP 16 SEP 28 OCT 10 OCT 22 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 13 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14

1910 1910 1910 1910 1910 1910 1910 1910 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995

JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29

JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9 OCT 21 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13

1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035

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JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 13 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10

2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035

2010 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 2011 DEC 31 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 13 MAR 25 APR 6 APR 18 APR 30 MAY 12 MAY 24 JUN 5 JUN 17 JUN 29 JUL 11 JUL 23 AUG 4 AUG 16 AUG 28 SEP 9 SEP 21 OCT 3 OCT 15 OCT 23 OCT 31 NOV 8 NOV 16 NOV 24 DEC 2 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 2012 DEC 30 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 11 MAR 23

New Zealand

Start Finish Tour C’church Auckland Only JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29

JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9 OCT 21 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13

1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1835 1880 1880 1880 1880 1880 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1945 1945 1945

JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 15 MAR 27 APR 8 APR 20 MAY 2 MAY 14 MAY 26 JUN 7 JUN 19 JUL 1 JUL 13 JUL 25 AUG 6 AUG 18 AUG 30 SEP 11 SEP 23 OCT 5 OCT 17 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28

JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 11 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12

1945 1945 1945 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1880 1880 1880 1880 1880 1880 1880 1880 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1985 1985 1985

JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 13 MAR 25

JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9

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Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Quad-share on Milford Wanderer) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. NGZA: Day 3 start Auckland 12:00noon & Day 18 end Christchurch 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$165. Tour only single supplement: US$609 NGZC: Day 4 start Christchurch 8:00am & Day 18 end Auckland 12:00noon. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$165. Tour only single supplement: US$609 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

18 Days Grand Explorer 15 nights accomm 15 breakfasts & 6 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights twin-share accommodation: 12 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat. Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Cruise boat quad-share only More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 15 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$189. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$95. See page 7 for details.

Geyser, Rotorua

ROTORUA: Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis WELLINGTON: Day trip to major ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie locations FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) QUEENSTOWN: Scenic tandem skydive - AJ Hackett bungee jump - Skyswing 400m above the town LAKE TEKAPO: Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak Go to contiki.com/grand-explorer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days Grand Adventurer

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Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Queenstown to travel it in reverse & save up to US$50.

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters • Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride • Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef • Guided trek & goldpanning in historic Arrowtown • Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

Auckland

2 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

contiki.com/grand-adventurer

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

WAITOMO: Guided tours of Ruakuri or Waitomo Caves to see the famous glowworms & rock formations ROTORUA: Skyline gondola & luge rides - Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras


45 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3: Auckland to Waitomo Meet up with your Contiki Crew & roll through lush, green countryside to Waitomo, with its amazing limestone formations & a chance to visit the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (D) Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub Pizza party Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you enter Rotorua, NZ’s most dynamic thermal area & a cultural center of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a traditional Maori hangi & concert. Hotel (B) Rotorua city tour Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive farm experience, with Kiwi farm animals & their world famous sheep show Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area & find yourself in Taupo, nestled among spectacular natural wonders & offering some great back-tonature & adventure activities. Resort (B) See raging Huka Falls View Lake Taupo - a vast, water-filled crater created from a volcanic blast & New Zealand’s largest lake Day 6: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage Listed Tanogario National Park, to the vibrant capital & the coolest bar & club scene in NZ. Hotel (B) See the dramatic volcanic landscape made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' See the still active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views Day 7: Wellington Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbor views, steep hills & red hot arts scene complete with hip bars, eclectic shopping & thriving late night entertainment. Hotel (B) See even more of the sights made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' Day 8: Wellington to Christchurch Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to a whole different world on the South Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline through the country’s largest wine region to the charmingly English city of Christchurch. Hotel (B) Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds Visit a seal colony Day 9: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier Venture through the majestic Southern Alps & along the rugged West Coast to Hokitika. Then later, it’s on to Franz Josef. Hotel (B,D)

Christchurch city tour Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass See traditional Maori greenstone carving Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown Explore the icy slopes of Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers. Then hit the road for the breathtaking Southern Lakes & Queenstown. Hotel (B,D) Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests Stunning drive through the Southern Alps; see Lake Hawea & the Crown Range Days 11-12: Queenstown You’ve got 2 free days to explore the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless list of activities. Not to mention its atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars & a picture postcard lakeside setting that will blow your mind! Hotel (B) (B) Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Days 11-12: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re traveling in July or August! You can choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organize ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B) (B) Day 13: Queenstown to Milford Sound First up, a pit stop at the home of bungy Kawarau Bridge. Give this crazy thrill-sport a go! Take it easy travelling through stunning countryside to Milford Sound. Overnight cruise (B,D) Contiki exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park Cruise past sheer rocky cliffs & forests clinging to the slopes See the inspiring 5551ft high Mitre Peak Day 14: Milford Sound to Lake Ohau Pan for gold in the quaint, old gold mining town of Arrowtown. Later set out for the beautiful blue glacial Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) Soak up the historical ambience of Arrowtown with its original wooden & stone buildings Catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook Day 15: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Opt in for an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie Country back to Chirstchurch for free time. Hotel (B) See the beautiful turquoise waters of glacial Lake Tekapo Day 16: Finish Christchurch Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B)

14 Day option for the Grand Adventurer Short on time? We’ve got a shorter, 14 day version of the 16 day Grand Adventurer tour that starts or ends in Queenstown, also including Milford Sound.

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• For 14 day tour price - deduct US$140 from price in the price box. • Tour only quad reduction: US$105. • Tour only single supplement: US$439. • Code: ex Auckland: NBZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 2:00pm. • Code: ex Queenstown: NBZC. Start 11:00am/End 12:00 noon. • 14 day tour starts or ends at Queenstown airport.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$155. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$79. See page 7 for details.

When to go and how much Code: NPZA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: NPZC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart USA

Depart USA

2010 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 2011 DEC 30 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 2012 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 2 MAR 14 MAR 26

Start Finish Tour Auckland C’church Only JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9 OCT 21 OCT 29 NOV 6 NOV 14 NOV 22 NOV 30 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28

JUL 18 JUL 30 AUG 11 AUG 23 SEP 4 SEP 16 SEP 28 OCT 10 OCT 22 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 13 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10

1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1685 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765

JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9 OCT 21 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13

1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1740 1740 1740 1740 1740 1740 1740 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800

JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28

JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 13 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10

1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800

2010 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 2011 DEC 31 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 13 MAR 25 APR 6 APR 18 APR 30 MAY 12 MAY 24 JUN 5 JUN 17 JUN 29 JUL 11 JUL 23 AUG 4 AUG 16 AUG 28 SEP 9 SEP 21 OCT 3 OCT 15 OCT 23 OCT 31 NOV 8 NOV 16 NOV 24 DEC 2 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30 2012 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 11 MAR 23

New Zealand

Start Finish Tour C’church Auckland Only JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29

JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 31 NOV 8 NOV 16 NOV 24 DEC 2 DEC 10 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11

1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1730 1730 1730

JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 15 MAR 27 APR 8 APR 20 MAY 2 MAY 14 MAY 26 JUN 7 JUN 19 JUL 1 JUL 13 JUL 25 AUG 6 AUG 18 AUG 30 SEP 11 SEP 23 OCT 5 OCT 17 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1

JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 30 NOV 7 NOV 15 NOV 23 DEC 1 DEC 9 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14

1730 1730 1730 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1690 1690 1690 1690 1690 1690 1690 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1705 1705 1705 1705 1705 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1765 1765 1765 1765

JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 13 MAR 25

JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN-30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 26 APR 7

1765 1765 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750 1750

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Quad-share on Milford Wanderer) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. NPZA: Day 3 start Auckland 12:00noon & Day 16 end Christchurch 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$139. Tour only single supplement: US$515 NPZC: Day 4 start Christchurch 8:00am & Day 16 end Auckland 12:00noon. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$139. Tour only single supplement: US$515 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

16 Days Grand Adventurer 13 nights accomm 13 breakfasts & 5 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights twin-share accommodation: 10 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat. Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Cruise boat quad-share only More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 13 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

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

Zorb ball, Rotorua

LAKE TAUPO: Rocks‘n’Ropes adventure course (trapezes, high-wires, tightropes) WELLINGTON: Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland In-depth ‘hop on/hop off’ Wellington city tour FOX GLACIER: Heli-hike tour - fly to & walk on the glacier QUEENSTOW N: Whitewater raft grade 3 rapids on the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers LAKE TEKAPO: Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt. Cook, NZ’s highest peak Go to contiki.com/grand-adventurer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Scenic Southern

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Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington & travel it in reverse.

NORTH ISLAND

Cook Straight Picton

Wellington

Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef Glacier • Guided goldmining trek & goldpanning experience in historic Arrowtown • See spectacular mountain views on a Skyline gondola ride in Queenstown

Tasman Sea

2 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

contiki.com/south

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

LAKE TEKAPO: Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak


47 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand. Day 3: Arrive Christchurch Check into Bealeys Hotel with the rest of the day at leisure to explore Christchurch. Hotel Day 4: Christchurch to Lake Ohau Meet up with your Contiki Crew & set out for Lake Ohau this morning. On the way, cut through surreal Mackenzie Country, snap a picture of glacial Lake Tekapo’s brilliant turquoise water, & catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook. Lodge (D) Day 5: Lake Ohau to Milford Sound Pan for gold in the quaint, old gold mining town of Arrowtown. Then it’s back on the road to travel through more dramatic countryside & through Homer Tunnel en route to the world-famous Milford Sound. Overnight cruise (B,D) Soak up the historical ambiance of Arrowtown with its original wooden & stone buildings Contiki exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park Cruise past sheer rocky cliffs & forests clinging to the slopes See the awe-inspiring 5551ft high Mitre Peak Day 6: Milford Sound to Queenstown First up, a pit-stop at the home of bungee - Kawarau Bridge. Give this crazy thrillsport a go! After the adrenaline rush, take it easy as we continue on to a travelers favorite - Queenstown. Hotel (B,D) Days 7-8: Queenstown You’ve got 2 free days to explore the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless list of activities. Its atmospheric restaurants, bars & a picture postcard lakeside setting that will blow your mind! Hotel (B) (B)

Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges Day 9: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier Hit the road & pass the last of the breathtaking Southern Lakes area & up over Haast Pass to icy terrain of the Franz Josef & Fox Glacier region. Hotel (B,D) Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests Stunning drive through the Southern Alps Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch Venture along the rugged West Coast up to Hokitika & then through the majestic Southern Alps on an amazing drive back to the charmingly English city of Christchurch where you’ll have free time to explore. Resort (B) See traditional Maori greenstone carving Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass National Park Christchurch city tour Day 11: Finish Christchurch Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B) Please note: This is the itinerary for the tour code NSZC. The NSZA itinerary operates in reverse.

Days 7-8: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re traveling in July or August! You can choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organize ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B) (B) Skyline gondola, Queenstown

12 Day option for the Scenic Southern Got more time? We’ve got a longer, 12 day version of the 11 day Scenic Southern tour that starts or ends in Wellington, also including Milford Sound.

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• For 12 day tour price - add US$150 to price in the price box. • Tour only quad reduction: US$80. • Tour only single supplement: US$405. • Code: ex Christchurch: NSHC. Start 8:00am/End 8:00am. • Code: ex Wellington: NSHA. Start 7:00am/End 8:00am. • 12 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

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Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$115. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$55. See page 7 for details.

When to go and how much Code: NSZC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: NSZA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart USA

Depart USA

2010 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31 2011 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 13 MAR 25 APR 6 APR 18 APR 30 MAY 12 MAY 24 JUN 5 JUN 17 JUN 29 JUL 11 JUL 23 AUG 4 AUG 16 AUG 28 SEP 9 SEP 21 OCT 3 OCT 15 OCT 23 OCT 31 NOV 8 NOV 16 NOV 24 DEC 2 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30 2012 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 11 MAR 23

Start Finish Tour C’church C’church Only JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2

JUL 10 JUL 22 AUG 3 AUG 15 AUG 27 SEP 8 SEP 20 OCT 2 OCT 14 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10

979 979 979 979 979 979 979 979 999 999 999 999 999 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019

JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 15 MAR 27 APR 8 APR 20 MAY 2 MAY 14 MAY 26 JUN 7 JUN 19 JUL 1 JUL 13 JUL 25 AUG 6 AUG 18 AUG 30 SEP 11 SEP 23 OCT 5 OCT 17 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1

JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 23 APR 4 APR 16 APR 28 MAY 10 MAY 22 JUN 3 JUN 15 JUN 27 JUL 9 JUL 21 AUG 2 AUG 14 AUG 26 SEP 7 SEP 19 OCT 1 OCT 13 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9

1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039

JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 13 MAR 25

JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 21 APR 2

1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039

2010 JUL 8 JUL 20 AUG 1 AUG 13 AUG 25 SEP 6 SEP 18 SEP 30 OCT 12 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31 2011 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 21 APR 2 APR 14 APR 26 MAY 8 MAY 20 JUN 1 JUN 13 JUN 25 JUL 7 JUL 19 JUL 31 AUG 12 AUG 24 SEP 5 SEP 17 SEP 29 OCT 11 OCT 23 OCT 31 NOV 8 NOV 16 NOV 24 DEC 2 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30 2012 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 19 MAR 31

New Zealand

Start Finish Tour C’church C’church Only JUL 10 JUL 22 AUG 3 AUG 15 AUG 27 SEP 8 SEP 20 OCT 2 OCT 14 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2

JUL 18 JUL 30 AUG 11 AUG 23 SEP 4 SEP 16 SEP 28 OCT 10 OCT 22 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 13 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10

979 979 979 979 979 979 979 999 999 999 999 999 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019

JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 23 APR 4 APR 16 APR 28 MAY 10 MAY 22 JUN 3 JUN 15 JUN 27 JUL 9 JUL 21 AUG 2 AUG 14 AUG 26 SEP 7 SEP 19 OCT 1 OCT 13 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1

JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9 OCT 21 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9

1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 1009 999 999 999 999 999 999 999 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039

JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 21 APR 2

JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 13 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10

1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039 1039

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. (Quad-share on Milford Wanderer) Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. NSZC: Day 4 start Christchurch 8:00am & Day 11 end Christchurch 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$79. Tour only single supplement: US$295. NSZA: Day 4 start Christchurch 8:00am & Day 11 end Christchurch 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$79. Tour only single supplement: US$295. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

11 Days Scenic Southern 8 nights accomm 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin-share accommodation: 5 nights in a hotel, 1 night in a resort, 1 night in a lodge & 1 night onboard a cruise boat Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. Cruise boat quad-share only More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

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

Cathedral Square, Christchurch

QUEENSTOWN: Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River - Canyon swing on a giant rope across the Shotover River, 358ft up! FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) - Heli-hike tour - fly to & walk on the glacier - Scenic helicopter flight to see Mt Cook & land on Fox glacier Go to contiki.com/south-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Northern Highlights

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Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington to travel it in reverse & save up to US$30.

2

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

contiki.com/north

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with champagne • Return ferry ride to Russell & guided historical walking tour • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters • Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride (extension only)

Pacific Ocean

1 CHRISTCHURCH

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

BAY OF ISLANDS: Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkeling with lunch - Ocean kayaking adventure to Haruru Falls


49 Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head up to the idyllic & green Northland region with its laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. Later, chill out for the night in the Bay of Islands in seaside Paihia. Hotel (D) Venture across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbor made famous by the America’s Cup See Auckland’s Sky Tower Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home to a national treasure of ancient, giant kauri trees Day 4: Bay of Islands Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one of NZ’s top natural playgrounds – chill out on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands, or try out some watersports. Hotel (B) Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori Day 5: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland. After lunch, roll through the lush, green countryside to Waitomo, with its amazing limestone formations & a visit to the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) Enjoy a traditional New Zealand country pub Pizza party Day 6: Waitomo to Rotorua Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you enter Rotorua, NZ’s most dynamic thermal area & a cultural centre of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a traditional Maori hangi & concert. Hotel (B) Rotorua city tour Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive experience showcasing Kiwi farming, farm animals & a world famous sheep show Day 7: Rotorua to Taupo Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area & find yourself in Taupo, nestled among spectacular natural wonders & offering some great back-to-nature & adventure activities. Resort (B) See raging Huka Falls

View Lake Taupo - a vast, water-filled crater created from a volcanic blast & New Zealand’s largest lake Day 8: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage Listed Tanogario National Park en route to NZ’s vibrant capital & the trendiest bar & club scenes in the country. Hotel (B) See the dramatic volcanic landscape made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' See the still active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu Wellington city tour Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views Day 9: Wellington Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbor views, steep hills & red hot arts scene complete with hip bars, eclectic shopping & thriving late night entertainment. Hotel (B) See even more of the sights made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' Day 10: Wellington to Christchurch Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to the South Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline through the country’s largest wine region to Christchurch where you will have free time to explore. Hotel (B) Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds Visit a seal colony on the Kaikoura Coast Day 11: Finish Christchurch Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B)

9 Day option for the Northern Highlights Short on time? We’ve got a shorter, 9 day version of the 11 day Northern Highlights tour that starts or ends in Wellington.

Quad biking, Wellington

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• For 9 day tour price - deduct US$230 from price in the price box.

• Tour only quad reduction: US$60. • Tour only single supplement: US$339. • Code: ex Auckland: NNZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 8:00am. • Code: ex Wellington: NNZC. Start 7:30am/End 12:00 noon. • 9 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

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Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$85. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$45. See page 7 for details.

When to go and how much Code: NNHA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Code: NNHC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$

Depart USA

Depart USA

2010 JUL 1 JUL 13 JUL 25 AUG 6 AUG 18 AUG 30 SEP 11 SEP 23 OCT 5 OCT 17 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 14 MAR 26 APR 7 APR 19 MAY 1 MAY 13 MAY 25 JUN 6 JUN 18 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 2012 DEC 31 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 12 MAR 24

Start Finish Tour Auckland C’church Only JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

JUL 11 JUL 23 AUG 4 AUG 16 AUG 28 SEP 9 SEP 21 OCT 3 OCT 15 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30 JAN 3 JAN 7

1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1079 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125

JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29

JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 24 APR 5 APR 17 APR 29 MAY 11 MAY 23 JUN 4 JUN 16 JUN 28 JUL 10 JUL 22 AUG 3 AUG 15 AUG 27 SEP 8 SEP 20 OCT 2 OCT 14 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2 JAN 6

1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1125 1125 1125 1125 1125 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150

JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 2 MAR 14 MAR 26

JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 22 APR 3

1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150

2010 JUL 7 JUL 19 JUL 31 AUG 12 AUG 24 SEP 5 SEP 17 SEP 29 OCT 11 OCT 23 OCT 31 NOV 8 NOV 16 NOV 24 DEC 2 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30 2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 20 APR 1 APR 13 APR 25 MAY 7 MAY 19 MAY 31 JUN 12 JUN 24 JUL 6 JUL 18 JUL 30 AUG 11 AUG 23 SEP 4 SEP 16 SEP 28 OCT 10 OCT 22 OCT 30 NOV 7 NOV 15 NOV 23 DEC 1 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 2012 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 18 MAR 30

New Zealand

Start Finish Tour C’church Auckland Only JUL 9 JUL 21 AUG 2 AUG 14 AUG 26 SEP 7 SEP 19 OCT 1 OCT 13 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1

JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9 OCT 21 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 12 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9

1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1105 1105 1105 1105

JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 22 APR 3 APR 15 APR 27 MAY 9 MAY 21 JUN 2 JUN 14 JUN 26 JUL 8 JUL 20 AUG 1 AUG 13 AUG 25 SEP 6 SEP 18 SEP 30 OCT 12 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

1105 1105 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1095 1095 1095 1095 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1130 1130 1130 1130

JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 20 APR 1

JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9

1130 1130 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. NNHA: Day 3 start Auckland 12:00noon & Day 11 end Christchurch 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$90. Tour only single supplement: US$355 NNHC: Day 4 start Christchurch 7:00am & Day 11 end Auckland 12:00noon. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$90. Tour only single supplement: US$355 For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

11 Days Northern Highlights 8 nights accomm 8 breakfasts & 2 dinners

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin-share accommodation: 6 nights in hotels, 1 night in a resort & 1 night in a lodge Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save US$109. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$55. See page 7 for details.

Jet boat ride, Huka Falls

WAITOMO: Guided tours of Ruakuri or Waitomo Caves to see the famous glowworms & rock formations - Black water rafting in a rubber tube through underground caves ROTORUA: Become a ‘zorbonaut’ & race down a hill inside a man-size, transparent zorb ball LAKE TAUPO: Jet boat ride to Huka Falls - Fun evening lake cruise including fishing & karaoke! WELLINGTON: Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland Go to contiki.com/north-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

50 le Mi ety ch Nin Bea

New Zealand

2

5 Days

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell Parry Kauri Park

5 Days Bay of Islands 2 nights accomm 2 breakfasts & 1 dinner

Bay of Islands

Auckland

Tasman Sea

What’s included All as per itinerary • 2 nights in twin-share hotel accommodation: Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with champagne

• Return ferry ride to Russell & guided historical walking tour

NORTH ISLAND

When to go and how much Code: NCZA/NCZC 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$ Depart USA 2010 JUL 1 JUL 13 JUL 25 AUG 6 AUG 18 AUG 30 SEP 11 SEP 23 OCT 5 OCT 17 OCT 25 OCT 29 NOV 2 NOV 6 NOV 10 NOV 14 NOV 18 NOV 22 NOV 26 NOV 30 DEC 4 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 26 APR 7 APR 19 MAY 1 MAY 13

Start Finish Auckland Auckland

Tour Only

JUL 3 JUL 5 JUL 15 JUL 17 JUL 27 JUL 29 AUG 8 AUG 10 AUG 20 AUG 22 SEP 1 SEP 3 SEP 13 SEP 15 SEP 25 SEP 27 OCT 7 OCT 9 OCT 19 OCT 21 OCT 27 •• OCT 29 OCT 31 • NOV 2 NOV 4 •• NOV 6 NOV 8 • NOV 10 NOV 12 •• NOV 14 NOV 16 • NOV 18 NOV 20 •• NOV 22 NOV 24 • NOV 26 NOV 28 •• NOV 30 DEC 2 • DEC 4 DEC 6 •• DEC 8 DEC 10 DEC 12 DEC 14 •• DEC 16 DEC 18 DEC 20 DEC 22 DEC 24 DEC 26 DEC 28 DEC 30 JAN 1

285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295

JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 • MAR 12 • MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15

295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295

JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17

Depart USA 2011 MAY 25 JUN 6 JUN 18 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 24 OCT 28 NOV 1 NOV 5 NOV 9 NOV 13 NOV 17 NOV 21 NOV 25 NOV 29 DEC 3 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31 2012 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 24

Start Finish Auckland Auckland

Tour Only

MAY 27 MAY 29 JUN 8 JUN 10 JUN 20 JUN 22 JUL 2 JUL 4 JUL 14 JUL 16 JUL 26 JUL 28 AUG 7 AUG 9 AUG 19 AUG 21 AUG 31 SEP 2 SEP 12 SEP 14 SEP 24 SEP 26 OCT 6 OCT 8 OCT 18 OCT 20 OCT 26•• OCT 28 OCT 30• NOV 1 NOV 3 •• NOV 5 NOV 7 • NOV 9 NOV 11•• NOV 13 NOV 15• NOV 17 NOV 19•• NOV 21 NOV 23• NOV 25 NOV 27•• NOV 29 DEC 1 • DEC 3 DEC 5 •• DEC 7 DEC 9 DEC 11 DEC 13•• DEC 15 DEC 17 DEC 19 DEC 21 DEC 23 DEC 25 DEC 27 DEC 29 DEC 31 JAN 2 JAN 4

295 295 295 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305

JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 2 MAR 6 • MAR 10• MAR 14 MAR 26

305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305 305

JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 16 MAR 28

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. NCZC/NCZA: Day 3 start Auckland 12:00noon & Day 5 end Auckland 12:00noon. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$29 Tour only single supplement: US$95. • The tour code for these dates is NCZC only •• The tour code for these dates is NCZA only For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Champagne BBQ

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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contiki.com/bay

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Crew in New Zealand’s largest city, hop on the coach & head north up the coast to the idyllic & green Northland region. This area is a favorite vacation destination with the Kiwi’s because of its never-ending beaches & laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. On the way, stop & walk through a forest reserve with fascinating & uniquely Kiwi, Kauri Trees. These ancient trees can get seriously massive - you’d need 26ft arms to wrap yourself around them! Tonight, take it easy at a seaside resort in Paihia & “breathe in” the beauty & spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D)

Tribal Lands & learn more about the region’s history as the nation’s birthplace. Later, take your pick from one of the area’s many stunning beaches & chill out under the sun. Hotel (B) Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori Day 5: Bay of Islands to Auckland Wrap up your sun-filled days in ‘The Bay’ & return to the big city. Head south through the unspoilt Northland countryside & catch some excellent city & harbor views before the tour ends around lunchtime. Swap emails & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Venture across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbor made famous by the America’s Cup See Auckland’s Sky Tower Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home to a national treasure of ancient, giant kauri trees Day 4: Bay of Islands Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one of New Zealand’s top natural playgrounds & getting out on the water is a must! Opt in for a sea kayaking adventure, dive in & swim with the dolphins, parasail over the beautiful turquoise waters, or speed through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on a fast boat through the islands. This area is also a place rich in Maori culture. Explore their

Parasaling

BAY OF ISLANDS: Ocean kayaking adventure to Haruru Falls - Swim with the dolphins - Exciting ‘Fastboat’ trip through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ - Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading & sand dune ‘surfing’ Go to contiki.com/bay-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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8 Days

2

51 New Zealand

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell Parry Kauri Park

Sun & Steam

8 Days Sun & Steam 5 nights accomm 5 breakfasts & 2 dinners

AUCKLAND 1 Tasman Sea

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA

What’s included NORTH ISLAND

When to go and how much

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Code: NRZA 2010/11/12 All prices per person in US$ Depart USA

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contiki.com/steam

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Auckland, New Zealand. Day 3: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Crew in New Zealand’s largest city, hop on the coach, & head north up the coast to the idyllic & green Northland region. This area is a favorite vacation destination with the Kiwi’s because of its never-ending beaches & laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. Tonight, take it easy at a seaside resort in Paihia & “breathe in” the beauty & spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D) Venture across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbor made famous by the America’s Cup See Auckland’s Sky Tower Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home to a national treasure of ancient, giant kauri trees Day 4: Bay of Islands Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one of New Zealand’s top natural playgrounds & getting out on the water is a must! Opt in for a sea kayaking adventure, dive in & swim with the dolphins, parasail over the beautiful turquoise waters, or speed through the “Hole in the Rock” on a fast boat through the islands. This area is also a place rich in Maori culture. Explore their Tribal Lands & learn more about the region’s history as the nation’s birthplace. Later, take your pick from one of the area’s many stunning beaches & chill out under the sun. Hotel (B)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori Day 5: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland, with it’s panoramic location right on a harbor & surrounded by outer islands. After lunch, roll through the lush, green countryside to Waitomo. There’s over 300 caves in the area, with some unique attractions like amazing limestone formations & glowing bugs at the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) Enjoy a traditional New Zealand country pub Pizza party Day 6: Waitomo to Rotorua See even more amazing scenery today en route to Rotorua. Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you enter Rotorua, New Zealand’s most dynamic thermal area & a cultural center of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a traditional Maori hangi & concert. Hotel (B) Rotorua city tour Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive experience showcasing Kiwi farming, farm animals & a world famous sheep show Day 7: Rotorua to Auckland You’ll be collected by a transfer coach to head through the Waitomo countryside back to Auckland, arriving in the late afternoon. Hotel (B)

2010 JUL 1 JUL 13 JUL 25 AUG 6 AUG 18 AUG 30 SEP 11 SEP 23 OCT 5 OCT 17 OCT 25 NOV 2 NOV 10 NOV 18 NOV 26 DEC 4 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28 2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 14 MAR 26 APR 7 APR 19 MAY 1 MAY 13

Start Finish Tour Auckland Auckland Only

JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

JUL 8 JUL 20 AUG 1 AUG 13 AUG 25 SEP 6 SEP 18 SEP 30 OCT 12 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31 JAN 4

679 679 679 679 679 679 679 679 695 695 695 695 695 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709

JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15

JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 21 APR 2 APR 14 APR 26 MAY 8 MAY 20

709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 709 699 699 699 699

Depart USA 2011 MAY 25 JUN 6 JUN 18 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 24 NOV 1 NOV 9 NOV 17 NOV 25 DEC 3 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31 2012 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 FEB 29 MAR 12 MAR 24

Start Finish Tour Auckland Auckland Only

MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6 OCT 18 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29 JAN 2

JUN 1 JUN 13 JUN 25 JUL 7 JUL 19 JUL 31 AUG 12 AUG 24 SEP 5 SEP 17 SEP 29 OCT 11 OCT 23 OCT 31 NOV 8 NOV 16 NOV 24 DEC 2 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30 JAN 3 JAN 7

699 699 699 695 695 695 695 695 695 695 695 709 709 709 709 709 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725

JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 2 MAR 14 MAR 26

JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 19 MAR 31

725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725 725

All as per itinerary • 5 nights twin-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & 1 night in a lodge Basis: mainly twin-share. Quad-share & single also available. More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 5 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Only with Contiki • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with champagne

• Return ferry ride to Russell & guided historical walking tour

• Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save US$69. Or pay 6 months in advance and save US$35. See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. NRZA: Day 3 start Auckland 12:00noon & Day 8 end Auckland 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$49 Tour only single supplement: US$245. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

Please note: The transfer from Rotorua to Auckland is not operated by Contiki, but a third party operator.

Day 8: Finish Auckland Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B)

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Guided bush walk

BAY OF ISLANDS: Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkeling with lunch WAITOMO: Black water rafting in a rubber tube through underground caves ROTORUA: Skyline gondola & luge rides - Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras Go to contiki.com/steam-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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

Diving & sailing tours Get up close to the beautiful World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef on one of our diving packages. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, there’s diving to suit everyone. Or jump on our private boat & set sail through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands, where you’ll learn the ropes on this fun sailing experience. More on pages 56-57.

Explorer trips We have 4 day short breaks that don’t include a Tour Manager, so you can set your own agenda & explore at your own pace. There are 3 destinations to choose from – Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland. Book one before or after your tour to spend more time in these destinations. Or take one on its own without a tour. More on page 54.

Festival fun

Special events & ski tours Plan your tour to co-ordinate with a unique special event like the Big Day Out, or try our New Zealand ski trips for some fun on the slopes. See opposite page for more.

New Year’s Eve Our NYE tour in Sydney gives you a few days of activities & exploring, including a harbor cruise. Ring in the New Year Contiki-style! Read more on page 55.

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

Ski New Zealand

Whitsunday sailing


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11 Days Ultimate Winter Adventure

New Zealand 11 Days Ultimate Winter Adventure 8 nights accomm 6 breakfasts & 3 dinners Skyline Restaurant

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

What’s included Cook Straight

Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

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Ka iko ura

Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

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2 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

Lake Pukaki

5 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

All as per itinerary • 8 nights twin-share accommodation: 8 nights in hotels Basis: twin-share. Single also available at additional cost. More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with power outlets for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

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Only with Contiki

Itinerary and included sightseeing Days 1-2: Depart USA Fly over the international date line on your way to Christchurch, New Zealand. Day 3: Arrive Christchurch Check into Bealeys Hotel with the rest of the day at leisure to explore Christchurch. Hotel Day 4: Christchurch to Fox Glacier Meet up with your Contiki Crew & get to know your new travel buddies as we venture through the majestic Southern Alps to Hokitika, a cool little coastal town famous for gold & greenstone. Then wind down along the rugged West Coast to the spectacular Franz Josef & Fox Glacier region. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass National Park See traditional Maori greenstone carving Day 5: Fox Glacier to Queenstown Hop in a helicopter & fly off for an optional thrilling alpine experience encompassing 2 world famous glaciers. Or put on your hiking boots & get right out onto the icy slopes of the living, moving glacier. Then it’s back on the road to the breathtaking Southern Lakes & traveler’s favorite – Queenstown! Hotel (B) Westland National Park drive full of glaciers & ancient rainforests See Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Jaw-dropping drive through the Southern Alps Days 6-8: Queenstown You’re here to ski, so hit the slopes & carve the mountain! This area is made up of some of the country’s best resorts, with 3 mountain playgrounds to pick from

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

– The Remarkables, Coronet Peak & Cardrona - so you’re sure to find the best conditions. On day 5 there’s an included gondola trip to the top of Bob’s Peak for an unforgettable dinner & night out high above Queenstown. Hotel (B) (B) (B,D) 3 day lift pass & transfers to & from ski fields Dinner at Skyline Restaurant Day 9: Queenstown It’s a free day to either test yourself on the mountain again or try out an endless list of non-ski activities in the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’. Think about bungee jumping, caving, rafting, sledging, jetboating or skydiving. Tonight, enjoy a final dinner together & an awards night, then head out to one of the many fantastic bars in town, full of locals & travellers. Hotel (B,D) Queenstown tour Day 10: Queenstown to Christchurch Cut through the surreal landscape of Mackenzie Country, past glacial Lake Tekapo on the way back to the charmingly English city of Christchurch where you’ll have free time to explore. Hotel (B) Stop at AJ Hackett’s bungee bridge at Kawarau River Soak up the historical ambience of Arrowtown with its original wooden & stone buildings Catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook See the beautiful glacial lakes of Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki See the historic Church of the Good Shepherd Day 11: Finish Christchurch Say a final farewell to your new friends as your trip ends this morning after breakfast. (B) Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is available for hire in Queenstown.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

• Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz

When to go and how much

Josef Glacier

• Guided goldmining trek &

Code: CZSKI04 2010/11 All prices per person in US$

Depart USA

Start Finish Tour C’church C’church Only

Depart USA

Start Finish Tour C’church C’church Only

2010 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26

JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28

2011 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25

JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 AUG 27

JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5

1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145

JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4

1145 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175

Prices above are based on twin-share, both people must book at the same time otherwise a quad or single will be required. Prices are tour only (not including airfares). Need flights? We’ve got great deals – see page 14. CZSKIC04: Day 4 start Christchurch 8:30am & Day 11 end Christchurch 8:00am. Tour only quad-share reduction: US$49 Tour only single supplement: US$335. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Check out page 7 for ways to save & deals.

goldpanning experience in historic Arrowtown See spectacular mountain views on a Skyline gondola ride in Queenstown

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save up to US$115. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to US$59. See page 7 for details.

Queenstown

FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) QUEENSTOWN: Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River - Scenic tandem skydive - AJ Hackett bungee jump Go to contiki.com/nzski-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


Sydney short break package

Sydney Explorer 3 Days s 2 Night * 9 US$19

Want a few extra days to get to know this sexy & beautiful harbour city? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, activities & great accommodation with our 2 night Sydney Explorer package. You can book one before or after your tour; or take one on its own without a tour. Armed with your included Explorer bus & Harbour passes, hop on & off at heaps of hot spots in Australia’s largest & most diverse city. Dunk yourself in the Bondi surf. Cruise by the Opera House. Take a ferry out to Manly. Scale the heights of the Harbour Bridge. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets of the historic Rocks district. Or shop up a storm in markets & boutiques around Paddington. As well as having a world-famous harbour & more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney has an edgy multiculturalism that fuels an amazing food scene & cutting edge bar & club scene. Price quoted based on twin-share. Single room supplement add US$105. Multi-share reduction US$29.

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For more go to contiki.com/sydney

Melbourne short break package

Melbourne Explorer 4 Days s 3 Night * 5 US$30

Packed with extras, activities & great accommodation, uncover Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ with our 3 night Melbourne Explorer package. You can book one on its own without a tour or take a cheap flight from Sydney, Cairns, Alice Springs or the Whitsundays in Australia to take it before or after your tour. Check out the sights on an included sightseeing tour & learn about the home of Australia's performing arts companies, The Arts Centre, as you take a tour with our Local Guide. Hang out at trendy St Kilda beach. People watch with an espresso in Italian influenced Carlton. Or head to a popular Aussie Rules football game. Shop it up in the cool laneway boutiques of the city or on buzzing Chapel Street. Or take a tram ride to Federation Square. From pumping nightlife, cool galleries to a huge variety of multicultural food & wine, Melbourne is a hidden gem & one place you won’t want to miss. Price quoted based on twin-share. Single room supplement add US$235.

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For more go to contiki.com/melbourne

Auckland Explorer 3 Days s 2 Night * 9 US$18

Auckland short break package Want to spend a bit more time in NZ’s multicultural capital at your own pace? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, activities & great accommodation with our 2 night Auckland Explorer package. You can take one before or after your tour. Hit the streets with your included ‘Explorer Pass’ & you'll be able to hop on & hop off at all the important places. There’s tons happening from Maori performances at the Auckland Museum to Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World. Spectacular views from the Sky Tower can be topped off with a Vertigo tower climb or you can even basejump from it! A walk through the Viaduct Harbour is a must, once the heart of the America's Cup, it's got a great choice of restaurants & cool bars. There’s a wine trail at nearby Waiheke Island, harbor sailing options, ferry trips & Maori & Polynesian markets…the list is unique & it’s almost endless. Price quoted based on twin-share. Single room supplement add US$145.

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For more go to contiki.com/auckland


55 Sydney New Year Stopovers

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

4 Da ys from US$ 1 US$ 300/ 199 Day

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

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

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

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

Code: SNYE 2010/11 Start Sydney

Finish Sydney

US$ pp

2010 DEC 30

JAN 2

1199

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Price is based on twin-share. A single supplement is available. Hotel check in from 2:00pm Tour starts at 5:00pm

Stopover ideas Break the journey on your way to New Zealand & Australia & try one of our relaxing stopover options.

Fiji Islands

Hawaii

5 days – 2 islands from US$425

2 & 4 night packages in Honolulu from US$185

Contiki offers a 5 day/4 night package combining 2 nights at the Beachcomber Island Resort in the tranquil marine sanctuary of the beautiful Mamanuca Islands & 2 nights at Mantaray Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands. With fantastic island feasts, a huge range of activities, nightly live music & entertainment & the friendliest people on the planet – these islands are the perfect mix of relaxation, culture & fun!

Contiki has 2 & 4 night packages at The Park Shore Waikiki in Honolulu on the beautiful Island of Oahu. It’s situated across from Waikiki beach & minutes from the endless choice of shops & restaurants. Enjoy Hawaii’s perfect sunsets from the outdoor ocean view pool & sun deck! A short walk way is the Contiki Customer Service Center, our free concierge service to make your holiday hassle-free & direct you to the best action on the island.

Package highlights

Before & after

Package highlights

• An endless list of watersports like kayaking & snorkeling • Great party nights • Swimming with the Mantarays (seasonal) • Diving – introductory & certified courses available (Mantaray Resort only) • A visit to traditional Fijian villages

Contiki offers great rates on Viti Levu at the Fiji Mercure Hotel before or after your island holiday.

• 1/2 day sightseeing tour including the USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor & Punchbowl • Contiki Concierge Service • Starbucks voucher • Great surfing beaches (lessons available) • Amazing shopping • Waikiki’s party hot spots

Fiji & Hawaii conditions: Stopovers only available in conjunction with a Contiki tour booking. There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on any stopover packages. For twin share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges.

For more info & prices go to contiki.com/fiji or contiki.com/hawaii


Contiki and diving Dive the Great Barrier Reef – an Australian “must-do”! Whether you’ve dived before or not, this Reef is hard to beat. It’s the largest on the planet, a natural wonder of the world and a World Heritage site with 400 different types of coral and 1500 species of fish – pretty amazing! You can even dive at night and see a whole different side of the reef. Available with tours that start/finish in Cairns including Reefs and Rainforests (p.24-25), Island and Rainforest (p.32), Beaches and Reefs (p.26-27), Magical Tropics (p.33), Cairns Sunshine Trail (p.28-29) & Rainforest Adventure (p.35).

Contiki offers 2 great dive packages: • Learn to dive – for beginners (see below) • Dive to adventure – for certified divers (see opposite page)

5D 4 N ays US ights $7

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Learn to dive package

What’s included

5 day learn to dive course The 5 day PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course is by far the most popular way to learn to dive. The adventure of learning to dive combined with staying out on the reef for 2 nights onboard a boat is really unique. The course takes you to 9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites & features 2 days of classroom & in-pool training, then it’s onto the live aboard boat for the actual reef diving. There’s also plenty of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience.

• 2 nights accommodation on nights 3 & 4 onboard the boat • Transfers from Cairns accommodation to training center and boat • 2 breakfasts • 3 lunches • 2 dinners • PADI ‘Open Water’ certificate & manual • Log book • Scuba equipment

Days 1-2: Cairns The first 2 days of the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns modern training centre learning the theory & practical skills of scuba diving. Each day finishes around 5:30pm. Days 3-4: Cairns to the dive boat The next 3 days & 2 nights are spent living onboard a premium dive vessel. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in 9 dives on a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification & then as a certified diver you are able to take up to 5 more recreational dives. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course & a truly memorable experience. Boat (L,D) (B,L,D). Day 5: Dive boat to Cairns Return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s the option to join your new diving mates & crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L).

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

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

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3 Days Dive to adventure

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East Coast Diving & Sailing

US$ 680/ Day

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What’s included • 2 nights twin share accommodation onboard the boat • Transfers from Cairns accommodation to the boat • 2 breakfasts • 3 lunches • 2 dinners • 11 dives incl. 2 night dives (weather permitting) • Dive & snorkeling equipment • Dive insurance

Dive to adventure package This 3 day liveaboard dive & snorkeling adventure will show you the very best of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. It’s also unmatched for value. You’ll participate in up to 11 dives over 16 exclusive dive sites. Day 1: Cairns to the dive boat An early pickup (5:55am) this morning & it’s off to the dive boat & out to The Great Barrier Reef to start the adventure. The sites you’ll visit have been selected for their variety & quality of coral & marine life as well as great visibility. Boat (L,D).

Daily except Tuesdays

Day 2: Dive boat Today gives you the opportunity to explore this World Heritage listed underwater playground, but also to relax & really enjoy yourself diving & snorkeling. Back onboard, it’s good fun with fellow divers, stories, shared experiences, great food & a spectacular sunset. Boat (B,L,D).

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Day 3: Dive boat There’s more diving or snorkeling in different areas of the reef today & later, return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s a transfer back to your hotel. (B,L).

Important Info You must hold a minimum of an ‘Open water dive’ certificate to be able to take this trip. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$50. Course is open age. Digital Underwater Cameras are available for hire. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel in Cairns to our recommended Cairns Colonial Club, you’ll need to let Pro Dive Cairns know so they can arrange your transfer (prodivecairns.com). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive. A 3 day snorkeling package is also available at a cost of US$619 plus EMC payable locally A$50 – see contiki.com/snorkel.

l a n o i Opt

See The Whitsundays from your own private yacht! This sailing option upgrade is a great alternative to spending 2 nights at Daydream Island Resort, with the chance to spend 2 days & nights onboard a maxi yacht. The Whitsundays is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, with over 70 mostly uninhabited national park islands, famous white beaches & crystal clear waters. Sailing is a great way to see it all! If you want to learn about sailing, the crew will teach you how to hoist the sails & grind the winches, but if you’d prefer to relax, sunbake & soak up the atmosphere – you can leave the hard work to them. Swim, snorkel, or relax your way around this tropical paradise. The highlight will definitely be a visit to Whitehaven beach. The trip returns just in time to enjoy the island’s afternoon activities, evening fun & a night on Daydream Island. What’s included 2 nights multi-share accommodation (no twin-share). Dedicated & professional onboard crew. Freshly prepared meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners). Snorkeling equipment.

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Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on p.16-17 & 40-41 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 8-9 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on page 12 and on tour pages.

What’s not included? • Airport and ferry transfers to tour departure point. • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits and entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions and activities such as whitewater rafting, helicopter flights, bungee jumping, hot air ballooning, etc. • Some meals as specified under “What’s included”.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, you’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travelers Guide’ – an information book about your vacation. 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 and luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

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. 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 ‘Travelers Guide’ information book.

How much luggage can I bring? Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 29" x 20" x 10" (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and maximum weight of 50lbs (23 kg) 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. If you have your own ski/boarding equipment, you may bring one pair of boots & skis or snowboard. Otherwise, your TM can arrange these for you in Queenstown 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.

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

How much money do I need? You should be able to use debit and credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to attractions and evening entertainment. It is advisable to start your tour with some cash in local currencies such as A$ or NZ$.

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

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, alternatives will be arranged.

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

Seasonality & 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 Australia itineraries during the wet season (Dec - Apr).

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 and is a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). USTOA includes all the major tour operators who are financially bonded for your security and who maintain the highest standards. Contiki is also a member of the National Tour Association (NTA) and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

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

Photography credits Photos Courtesy of Julie Salsbury Front Cover Fox Glacier Photos Courtesy of Australia Tourism Page 2 Kangaroo Warren Clarke. Page 6 Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park - Steve Strike. Page 9 Kakadu boat cruise - Nick Rains. Page 9 Sydney Opera House - Robert Wallace. Page 10 Snorkelling - Tom Keating. Page 18 Red Centre Way - Steve Strike. Page 27 Great Barrier Reef - Adam Bruzzone. Page 37 Flinders Ranges - Mike Newling. Page 39 Aboriginal Art - Dominic HarcourtWebster. Page 55 Sydney Harbour Bridge City of Sydney. Photos Courtesy of Mojo Surf Page 31 Surfing. Photos Courtesy of Bridge Climb Sydney Page 11 Sydney Harbour Bridge - OTTO Holdings (Aust) Pty Limited. Photos Courtesy of Tourism Queensland Page 6 Learn to Surf. Page 17 Mossman Gorge. Photos Courtesy of

Tourism New South Wales Page 31 Byron Bay - Hamilton Lund. Page 33 Cape Tribulation. Photos Courtesy of Northern Territory Tourist Commission Page 37 Darwin, Kakadu National Park and Katherine Gorge. Photos Courtesy of Tourism New Zealand Page 11 Inside a zorb - Zorb Rotorua. Page 40 Express chairlift to adrenalin-filled adventure - Lake Wanaka Tourism. Page 41 A fine day in the fiord - Holger Leue. Page 44 The Ledge Swing - AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand. Page 51 Sand Tabogganing, 90 Mile Beach - Chris McLennan. Page 57 Whitehaven Beach - Lincoln Fowler. Page 53 Snowboarding on the Remarkables - NZ Ski Photos Courtesy of Te Puia Rotorua Page 43 Geyser. Photos Courtesy of Zorb Page 45 Zorb. Photos Courtesy of Julie Spedding Page 54 Sydney Opera House Photos Courtesy of Marine Tourism Holdings Limited Page 55 - Bounty.

Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan PROVIDING YOU WITH “ANY REASON” CANCELLATION FLEXIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND WHILE YOU TRAVEL: Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: Priced at:

Trips up to $1,500: $129 per person Trips $1,501 or greater: $169 per person

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

SECTION I: TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION - Provided by Contiki Vacations* Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost. Reimburses the non-refundable Contiki Vacations cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other reasons for cancellation include Common Carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. The Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**. With the Contiki Vacations “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, Contiki Vacations will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate, should you cancel your tour more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the Travel Protection Plan. Cancellation charges are reimbursed in the form of Contiki Vacations Travel Certificates allowing you a two year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Contiki Vacations. Trip Interruption: Up to Total Trip Cost Trip Delay: Up to $1,000 ($150/day) SECTION II: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS - Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to $2,500 Bag Delay: Up to $500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to $50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to $50,000

SECTION III: EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SERVICES Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4871. You may also view the plan at www.contiki.com The Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Contiki Vacations Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-877-722-2195 for details. *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911064H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS.

This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A


Booking conditions

59 Got a question and conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR VACATION RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected vacation. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE a) Tour Prices: Are based on costs, tariffs, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of 11th June, 2010. Should these change, the price of your vacation may increase. If the total price increases by more than 10%, you may cancel, without penalty, within 3 DAYS after we notify you of the increase. Except as explained below, we will not increase the price of your vacation after we receive your deposit for your vacation. In exchange for this guarantee, no refund will be made if the cost factors described above are reduced. We reserve the right to recover from you increases in airline and/or cruise line imposed fuel surcharges and in taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. b) Airline Fuel Surcharges & Air-Related Taxes, Fees & Restrictions: All quoted land and air prices include airline fuel surcharges. However, as noted above, we reserve the right to recover from you increases in those surcharges. Additional, air-related taxes and fees apply. See www.contiki.com/taxesandfees for details. Additional, air-related taxes and fees will be passed on to each passenger by Contiki. Any additional fees charged by the airlines, such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the passenger(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. See www.contiki.com/restrictions for details. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR VACATION 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 If cancellation is made any time prior to the tour departure*, Contiki’s only liability will be to refund the passenger the amount it has received for the booking. Contiki will try and re-book same or similar tour and, where flights have been confirmed by Contiki, will attempt to confirm air seats for the new date selected, subject to availability. Contiki is not liable changes, amendment or cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements purchased separately. 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 vacation without payment of any transfer fee. *Please Note: The departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation. If you do not join the tour on the day of departure then cancellation fees will be 100%. 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. VACATION DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (July 2010) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available, especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to their touring program Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for your 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. 4.4 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will assume any responsibility or liability if clients special meal requests are not fulfilled. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Contiki is responsible for properly arranging and conducting your vacation. 5.2 As Tour Operator, Contiki makes arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and other independent suppliers to provide you some or all the travel services you purchase. These parties are independent suppliers over whom Contiki has no direct control. Unless caused by its own negligence, Contiki is not responsible for and accepts no liability in respect of any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of: a) personal injury, sickness, disease, accident or death, however caused, including without limitation, where same results from your conduct on vacation. b) loss or damage to or delay of baggage or other property unless resulting from Contiki’s negligence in which case Contiki’s liability shall be limited to the actual loss but in no event would exceed the total vacation cost; c) delays and loss as a result of government action, weather, mechanical breakdown, equipment failure, labor disputes, sickness, acts of war, insurrection, terrorism, Acts of God or any other causes beyond Contiki’s direct control. Contiki cannot be responsible for interruption of air carrier service due to airline default. d) acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of suppliers of services or their personnel (including, without limitation, transportation and accommodation services) or of any other person or body unless such a person or body is employed by us, or is an agent of ours, and is acting within the scope of his or her authority. In no event is Contiki liable for the acts or omissions of independent third party contractors or of its own employees or agents acting outside the scope of their duties. e) loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any of the following: (i) any matter or topic described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) inclusive above. (ii) your failure to obtain the necessary documentation to travel. (iii) your failure to arrive on time for initial departure or for connections within the tour or to stay within or join your tour at any time after initial departure. (iv) your leaving the tour prior to its completion. (v) the need for Contiki to change itineraries or substitute accommodation or services, provided that Contiki makes every effort to supply the most comparable services and accommodations available. (vi) cancellation of the vacation by Contiki provided that a full refund of all monies paid is made to you. (vii) Many of our activities are action and adventure orientated. Sports and similar activities inherently involve risks of injury greater than those that would be encountered if you were not participating in such, and

therefore, by voluntarily taking part in any sports or other such activities, you thereby acknowledge and assume any of the risks inherent therein. In the absence of negligence on our part, or on the part of our agents and representatives, neither we nor they accept any responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, any injury, illness, damage, loss, accident, expense, delay or any other irregularity resulting from your participation in any of the activities made available to you. (viii) We take every reasonable precaution possible to assure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment while you are taking part in a Contiki vacation. Contiki vacations are generally for the young, and not for the frail or those not generally enjoying good health. A change of climate, food, time and varied cultural habits often affects travelers differently. We therefore recommend that you advise your doctor that you are taking one of our vacations and ask if he or she recommends anything for your trip, even for something as seemingly benign as an upset stomach. Since the brands of any medication to which you are accustomed may be unavailable in places to which you are traveling, we recommend you bring your own supply of any medication you will require and carry such medication in your hand luggage. Prescription drugs should be carried in the original labeled bottles. Should you fall ill during your Contiki vacation, we will make every reasonable effort to make prompt, sanitary, safe and proper medical care available to you. However, if at anytime or anywhere treatments of any sort are suggested to you that do not meet your needs or expectations, you should not hesitate to contact your own doctor. Also, please note that the same sorts of activities that can expose you to certain types of diseases at home can just as easily expose you to those same diseases abroad. This information is provided only for your convenience and we are not responsible or liable for any damages resulting from your failure to confirm or ascertain health information or medical precaution, if any, for the places which you will be visiting. (ix) Contiki is responsible for taking care to arrange and conduct your vacation properly. With you in mind, we have accepted applications from and interviewed numerous potential employees, and then we select only those people whom we believe in our best judgement would be responsible and congenial, Tour Managers, Representatives and Drivers. Although we firmly believe, based on personal interviews and certain disclosures made to us by our employees, that all of our employees enjoy excellent health, we, like other tour operators, are legally unable to confirm this in most, if not all, instances. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR VACATION 1.1 In order to reserve your vacation, a deposit of US$200, per person per tour, 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 vacation. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the vacation 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 nontransferable, non-refundable deposit of US$200 per person for the first tour booked and then a deposit of US$200 for second and subsequent tours booked which must be paid within 3 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the vacation price must be paid by no later than 45 days before your scheduled vacation 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. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure, the full cost of the vacation will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the vacation 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. 2.6 Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to tour departure* (providing full payment has been received). All bookings are subject to an $8 per booking document delivery fee. However, if travel documents are required the next day or earlier than 21 days prior to departure* (providing full payment has been received), a fee of $35 per mailing will apply. Bookings made and/or payments received within 30 days of departure* incur a $35 per mailing document delivery fee. Any documents delivered outside the USA will incur a minimum fee of $50. The actual cost will be advised at time of booking. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 If notice of cancellation is received by Contiki 45 days prior to tour departure*, the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection. 3.2 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Contiki. 3.3 The following scale of charges will apply when notice of cancellation is given after booking is confirmed: COACH TOURS (LAND ONLY) No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee tour departure* as a % of the total land price. No. of days prior to Cancellation Fee Tour departure* as % of the total land fee 45 days or more: The non-refundable deposit 45-22 days: 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: 50% of tour fare Day of departure*/No show: 100% Extra night hotel accommodation that are cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur 100% cancellation fee, outside 14 days the following fees will be charged: 45-22 days 25% 21-15 days 30% AIR ARRANGEMENTS These cancellation charges apply for airline arrangements made by Contiki: Prior to Airline Ticketing service fee - $50 per person After Airline Ticketing service fee - $75 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. 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. 3.6 Please note that Contiki is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from the air and land included package. * Please note: the departure date constitutes the date indicated on Contiki’s confirmation

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternative departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki vacation, you may do so subject to availability and provided the new vacation date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of US$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Any alterations, risk the loss of air space or increased airfares. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation of air and all normal air cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of tour 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 US$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. VACATION 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 Contiki's vacations are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki tour are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you should discuss this thoroughly with Contiki staff personnel. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience. Please be aware, however, that some transportation services and accommodations may not be equipped to provide access and support to all individuals. Therefore, all passengers are requested to advise us, in advance, of any physical, medical or special needs, accommodations or requirements. This may include the need for a wheelchair or walking-assistance device, wheelchair access, need for supplementary oxygen or any other requirements. Contiki will not impose eligibility criteria that either screen out or tend to screen out persons with disabilities from fully and equally enjoying all goods, services, privileges, advantages or accommodations offered to individuals without disabilities, but Contiki reserves the right to impose such requirements when necessary for the provision of the goods, services, privileges, advantages or accommodations. There may be circumstances (compelling reasons) when traveling companions are required to accompany disabled passengers. Contiki reserves the right to impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. Contiki also reserves the right to exclude an individual with a disability from participation in an activity if that individual’s participation would result in a direct threat to the health or safety of others. In such circumstance, we will make a determination as to whether there is a significant risk that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable modifications to our policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of appropriate auxiliary aids or services. If you fail to provide us with any physical, medical or special needs, accommodations or requirements prior to the start of the tour, and it is determined, based on information you should have provided, that your continued participation in the tour poses a safety risk to yourself, or a direct health or safety threat to others, you may be excluded from the tour. In this event, you will be responsible for all costs associated with your departure from the tour. You agree to hold Contiki, and all related, affiliated and associated entities and companies, harmless from any and all damages that may arise from our decision to exclude an individual from participating on a Contiki tour, or from any activities or accommodations on a Contiki tour. Contiki reserves the right to remove any tour member whose conduct or behavior is incompatible with, or detrimental to, the interests of the tour or other individuals on the tour. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any costs or losses you may incur due to your removal from a tour due to inappropriate conduct or behavior. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the vacation. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Tour Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Tour Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Tour Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the tour or the smooth operation of the vacation itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the tour. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travelers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your vacation. 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 organizations 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 vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the vacation and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavors to do so during the vacation, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the vacation 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 agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of the State of California, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of any dispute between the parties. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforcable 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 enforcability 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 highly suggests taking out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before you will be accepted on a Contiki vacation. With the insurance of BerkelyCare we are able to offer comprehensive travel insurance at group discount rates (see details on page 58). If you wish to have this valuable protection, please advise your Travel Agent to request the insurance and to include the cost of insurance when sending in your vacation deposit. Please note that there will be no travel insurance provided unless you request it from your Travel Agent and the payment is forwarded to Contiki. Complete details of the coverage limitations and exclusions are contained in the documents of insurance which will be included with your vacation invoice. Please check that the insurance covers all the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a vacation 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 VACATION PRICE Airfares (unless you purchase a land+air package), air-related taxes and fees 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 vacation be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. While we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Vacation 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 vacation 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. 1.7 The agreement arising between the passenger and the Operators under this brochure and the booking made by the passenger shall be governed by the law of The State of California, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the case of dispute between the parties. 1.8 In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to reinvoice passenger with correct billings. 2. USTOA $1 MILLION CONSUMER PROTECTION PLAN. Contiki Holidays shares the coverage available under the USTOA $1 Million Assistance Program with affiliates of Contiki who, as an Active member of the USTOA is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Contiki Holidays customers in the unlikely event of Contiki bankruptcy or insolvency or cessation of businesss. Further you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Contiki may be sufficient to provide only partial recovery of the advance payments recieved by Contiki Holidays. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program and a list of affiliates may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, New York, New York 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from July 2010 to March 2012. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Ltd.


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

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• Contact your local travel agent, call Contiki at 1-800-CONTIKI or visit contiki.com to confirm that there's space on the tour you have chosen. At the same time you can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your Contiki tour, see page 15. • At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of US$200 per person for first tour and US$200 per person for second and subsequent tours which must be received by Contiki within 3 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. • Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send you or your travel agent confirmation of the booking details.

Group bookings

If you’re looking for something completely different for a group of 20 or more, our Custom Groups Department in Europe, America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand have been helping those with specific group travel requirements for years! School and University trips, performance groups, wine tours, culinary tours, ski tours, you name it we’ve done it.

• The balance of the reservation must be received by Contiki no less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. If payment is not received by Contiki we will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. • Contiki will then send your travel documents and detailed information to you or your travel agent about your vacation.

IMPORTANT By paying the US$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 59, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

From supplying competitive quotations to helping you plan the best itinerary right down to the last detail, our world-wide team of experts are able to arrange a custom designed vacation or incentive trip to meet the needs of your group. Tel: (866) 652 4483

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