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Meet Contiki Experience Australia & New Zealand For travellers like you Only Contiki Meet the team & low cost air Festivals & events & getting around Compare Contiki Savings & Deals Contiki Loves... Contiki online It’s your Australia Accommodation & Food Includes more Explore more Aussie Explorer

DARWIN KAKADU N.P KATHERINE

24/25 days from A$3675 22\23

LITCHFIELD N.P

Reefs & Rainforests

MATARANKA

16 days from A$2255 24\25

Gulf of Carpentaria

DALY WATERS

Beaches & Reefs

CAPE TRIBULATION

MOSSMAN GORGE

PORT DOUGLAS

14 days from A$2019 26\27

Cairns Sunshine Trail

TENNANT CREEK

Coast & Whitsundays

SIMPSONS GAP

KINGS CANYON

Magical Tropics 7 days from A$1019

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Rainforest Adventure

AIRLIE BEACH

TI TREE

9 days from A$1419 31

SHUTE HARBOUR

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Island & Rainforest KATA TJUTA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Great Barrier Reef

TOWNSVILLE

WYCLIFFE WELL

11 days from A$1675 30

TULLY

DEVILS MARBLES

12 days from A$1695 28\29

Coral Sea

CAIRNS

WHITSUNDAYS (DAYDREAM ISLAND) MACKAY

QUEENSLAND

CAPRICORN COAST

ALICE SPRINGS

CATTLE STATION

ULURU

FRASER ISLAND NOOSA

3 days from A$415 33

City to Surf 5 days from A$789

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BYRON BAY

Contiki’s dive packages 3/5 days from A$619

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SURFERS PARADISE

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Sydney New Year

COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES PORT MACQUARIE

4 days A$1225 37

Sydney Explorer

SYDNEY

4 days A$285 37

Whitsundays Sailing

Tasman Sea

VICTORIA

2 days from A$280 38-39

Territory & Outback 11 days from A$1499

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Alice & Kakadu 6 days from A$925

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Alice & Uluru 5 days from A$789

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It’s your New Zealand Accommodation & Food Includes more Explore more Grand Explorer 13/15 days from A$1725

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Grand Adventurer 11/13 days from A$1455

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Northern Highlights 6/8 days from A$725

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Scenic Southern 7/8 days from A$885

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Bay of Islands 3 days from A$285

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Sun & Steam 5 days from A$619

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Ski New Zealand 7 days from A$1195

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Auckland Explorer 3 days A$225

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Got a question? Departure Points & Stay Longer Booking conditions How to book

Life changing experiences from A$95 per day.

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Meet\ Contiki\ For us, travelling is all about discovering amazing places with a bunch of like-minded people & having a great time doing it. Our aim? To make your trip a life changing adventure. A trip where you discover awe-inspiring places & make life-long friends. A trip filled with mind-blowing experiences & unforgettable memories. A trip packed full of local culture, cool places & great people. A trip that really will change your view on the world.

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We’re the original travel company for 18-35s - we’ve been travelling the world with people like you since ‘62. The old Combi vans have long since been replaced by state-of-the-art coaches, but we haven’t lost our spirit of adventure. While other companies have come & gone over the years, the legendary Contiki experience lives on - we’re all travellers who are as passionate about seeing the world as you are. We want to make the world a better place by bringing people together from around the globe. We’re also committed to sustainable tourism, whether it is through our efforts to protect the world’s oceans, our commitment to low-carbon transport or our other initiatives. See p.12 for more. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first timer, with a group or going solo (about half our travellers are) one thing’s for certain - our know-how means you will experience more with less hassle. We include heaps of extras from amazing accommodation & authentic local food, to sights, fantastic optional activities & great tour guides. We’ll fast track you to all the best bits of Oz & NZ - all you need to do to share the good times is get in touch with us or your travel agent.

There’s a whole wide world to explore. Come see it with us.

“We’re all travellers who are as passionate about seeing the world as you are.”

Meet us & other Contiki travellers online: contiki.com.au/community facebook.com/contikiaustralia twitter.com/contikiaus youtube.com/contikiholidays


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You only know when you go...

Unique Landscapes\ Delicious Food\ Diverse Cultures\ Great People\ Cool Adventures\ Experience Australia & New Zealand\

We travel for the moments. Some moments are awe inspiring - they make your jaw drop, your eyes widen & your heart beat faster. Like seeing the amazing colours of Uluru change at sunset, getting up close to ancient Aboriginal Rock Art in Kakadu or taking the leap on a bungy jump in Queenstown. Others are a little more low key, like strolling the white sands of Whitehaven Beach or cruising the spectacular fiords of the Milford Sound. A holiday in Oz & NZ is truly exceptional - the distinctive & varied landscapes, the unique local cultures that are ready to be shared & the classic local characters you’ll meet along the way. It’s about widening your perspective & experiencing new cultures that have a profound impact on your life. And ok, maybe it’s a little bit about the bragging rights back home as well... See contiki.com.au/australia & contiki.com.au/newzealand

Swing from a bungy in Queenstown\taste a ‘Hangi’ in Rotorua\go quad biking in the Outback\experience sunrise over Alice Springs from a hot air balloon\see ancient Aboriginal art in Kakadu\climb the Harbour Bridge & see the Opera House in Sydney\learn to surf in Coffs Harbour\climb the heights of Kings Canyon\sail the stunning Whitsunday Islands\get a birds eye view on a scenic flight over Mt Cook\drink Champagne at sunset in Uluru\hike the South Island glaciers\try ‘bushtucker’ in Alice Springs\ski or board the slopes in Queenstown and many more…


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Go Contiki\

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites Most Contiki tours visit World Heritage sites, so look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages or ďŹ nd out more at: contiki.com.au/worldheritagelist.


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For travellers like you\ We know that some of the best experiences you can have on the road are not just about the places, but about the people you share them with too. Contiki began as a bunch of friends discovering Europe together. Sharing the good times with like-minded people is still at the heart of everything we do today. Whether you are an experienced traveller or a first time explorer, with a little or a lot of time, we have trips to suit all tastes & budgets. Not sure where to start? The Tour Genius on the Contiki website will give you some inspiration. See contiki.com.au/genius for more. On top of all this we can save you time & money. Researching a trip can be fun, but time consuming. Our expertise means that we can get better rates on everything from accommodation to white water rafting, plus priority access at many of Australia & New Zealand’s top attractions. Throw our super-efficient on road team into the mix & you really are set for the travel experience of a lifetime.

Going solo? While the majority of our travellers set out solo, one thing is for sure - you never finish a Contiki trip without new friends. Because more than half our travellers go it alone, you are guaranteed to link up with young (18-35 is all we do), adventurous & like-minded travel mates. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers. We’ll match you up with a same-sex room-mate, or you can always opt for the privacy of your own room for a little extra.

First big trip? Your first big trip away can be a bit daunting, even if you’ve travelled a lot before. That’s where Contiki steps in. From the moment you decide to go, we’re here to help. How do I get a passport? What visas might I need? What do I pack? Give us a call, drop us an email or get online - we’ll answer your questions & give you lots of essential travel tips & advice so you’re ready to start your adventure. You’ll also receive an exclusive Contiki-only Travellers Guide filled with loads of essential pre-trip info, tips on the destinations you’re headed to, ideas on what to pack, other cool ideas for your free time, plus lots more.

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Knows Oz & NZ better We’ve been doing what we do longer than anyone else, no one knows Australia & New Zealand like us. Our experience means that you get the most amazing, authentic, life changing experiences for 18-35s.

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More sights, more activities, more free time, more definite departures & more amazing accommodation plus a host of exclusive experiences that you only get with Contiki. The bottom line? Go Contiki—you’ll get more than going any other way.

Extraordinary service

Our diverse range of trips means we have a tour with your name on it. Whether you’re looking for a long trip or quick get-away, if you’re a first timer or a seasoned traveller, going solo or with a group, you will find your perfect trip with Contiki.

Our team are the best trained & the most committed to delivering amazing experiences, especially for 18-35s. When it comes to crew, we lead.

Amazing accommodation Only Contiki includes some amazing places to stay & some overnight experiences that are genuinely unique. Experience great overnights, like our Whitsundays resort, our hotel with spectacular views of Lake Wakitipu in Queenstown & authentic Special Stay experiences like our farmstay or sleeping under the stars snuggled up in a comfy swag.

Exceptional eats Wherever you travel you can expect some delicious places to really indulge. In Aussie, get into some local tastes like crocodile, maybe some kangaroo & let’s not forget, the Aussie favourite – vegemite toast for breakfast! In New Zealand, start the day with some delicious breakfasts & finish it off some great meals like dinner at one of Queenstown’s hotspots & an authentic Maori Hangi meal complete with succulent chicken, lamb & a delectable selection of fresh vegetables. Get ready for some culinary delights!

Legendary for a reason. More free time Our Tour Managers manage all the details (not you!) so you’ll get the most from your trip. You’ll have loads of free time to explore on your own if you want. We’ve also organised a whole load of amazing optional activities for you to try if you choose & we’ve got you the best rates available.

The experience of a lifetime What does all this add up to? The most amazing travel experience, tailored specifically for you.


Meet the team\ The Contiki Difference\ What’s better than going to Oz & NZ? Having someone on hand to make sure you have a good time, that’s what. Our team’s sole purpose is to make your trip the time of your life. With our Tour Managers & Tour Drivers at the ready, there’s always a reliable friend at hand to show you the sights, cool local places & make everything easy. Your dedicated Tour Manager is like an on-road guide book. They’re not just passionate travellers, they’re professionals too. We’ve plucked the best of the bunch & sent them on a training trip (the best in the industry) to be able to make the cut on our tours. In fact, we’ve written the book on training. That means they’ve done the hard yards, are packed full of knowledge & they’re ready to share it all with you. They take care of all the details so everything runs smoothly & will organise a sightseeing tour or orientation walk in every place that you stop. Your trusty Tour Drivers are the same, they’ve trained hard to make sure they’ll get you where you need to go without any hassle. You can sit back & relax knowing that choosing to go Contiki means reading a map & finding the hotel is never your problem. We lead, the others follow.

One-stop for your airfare & tour\

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We can make booking your tour even easier. Contiki can make your flight arrangements from almost anywhere in Australia. Best prices Great service We offer you the best airfare we have available to suit your Contiki tour on the day you book. There are excellent prices for scheduled flights on some of the world’s top airlines including great domestic and Trans-Tasman fares to link your Oz & NZ trips.

Lots of choice We work with a range of major airline partners to make sure we can offer you the best available airfares & flight departure times to suit you. Our partners operate out of most Australian ports.

Contiki’s specialist agents do the hard work for you to make sure your tour & flights work in together – too easy.

Complete flexibility Contiki has a 7 day grace period where you can make as many amendments as you need, free of charge. We’ll also customise your itinerary to meet your travel needs*. Flexible payment conditions are a huge bonus – reserve your flight now & pay later when you pay for your tour**.

Conditions: Contiki endeavours to offer the best airfare available at the time of booking. All airfares are subjective to availability. * As long as you are booking outside of 45 days & air has not been ticketed. ** Fuel surcharges & taxes on airfare are not guaranteed until full payment for flights are received. 04


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Getting around\ When you’re travelling with Contiki it’s not just about travelling on a coach - you’ll see Australia & New Zealand from all kinds of angles. We mix it up with included flights, ferries & boat rides too. Travelling on our Contiki coaches is more than just a way to get around - it’s a social event. You’re never short of mates to hang out with - it’s a great place to check out the views, listen to music or curl up in your comfy reclining seat & chill. We’re always stopping at great spots on the trip, many of which you’d miss if you travelled any other way.

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You can charge your phone, camera or iPod on board too, plus these plush, air-con coaches are environmentally friendly. See p.12 for more. What’s even better about our coaches is that they’re easy & hassle free. We get you where you need to be, drop you right at your door & unload your bags so you can hit the ground running.

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01 Chill on your comfy Contiki coach 02 Ferry crossing through the stunning Marlborough Sounds 03 Kakadu Crocodile Cruise 04 Your yacht in The Whitsundays

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Great value\ Compare Contiki When you travel with Contiki you see more, get more & save more too. The result? You can do even more cool stuff. We’ve compared a typical day travelling on your own to a day on Contiki. You can’t do all we do for cheaper, see for yourself.

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Pay Early\

Save More

Save up to A$379* on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave, or save up to A$189* on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See the tour page to find out your pay early discount. * Pay Early Savings of A$379 & A$189 based on 25 Day Aussie Explorer p.20-21.

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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! The facts: All these discounts apply to the land tour price (ie: not flights). You can combine group discounts, multi tour discounts & early payment discounts on tours of 8 days or longer.

Flexibility\

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You could save up to A$150 when you take a Contiki Australia or New Zealand tour with a different departure city (travel on one of the itineraries shown in reverse order). In Australia, this option is available for itineraries that start from the northern cities of Darwin, Cairns & The Whitsundays. Or in New Zealand, from Christchurch. Itineraries that can be done in reverse are marked on the relevant tour pages. Ask your travel agent or Contiki specialist for more information on how you can save.

Gold Seal Protection Our Gold Seal means that if you cancel your tour before you leave home, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$40 for each day that you miss & will cover your air ticket costs. See more on p.61

Travelling again?\

Save More with our past traveller discount

Planning your next Contiki adventure? We love our past travellers coming back for another awesome adventure, so if you book another one of our trips (anywhere we travel!) we’ll hook you up with an extra 5% discount. Plus, we’ll hook you up when you travel with our sister companies too. Easy.

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Book 2 Contiki tours (of 10 days or more) at the same time. Save A$100 on your total booking. You can pick any Contiki tour as your second (or third !) – continue your holiday in Australia or New Zealand or consider Europe, North America or Asia.

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helping protect our

Oceans\ Covering 71% of the globe, oceans control our climate, drive our economies and contain essential sources of protein for nearly half the world’s population. But with less than 1% of oceans under legal protected status, they’re not immune to human influence where precious marine ecosystems are being harmed or destroyed completely. Contiki is actively supporting projects involved in the critical task of marine protection. From supporting young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef via the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership program, to backing Oceana’s valuable research work in the Mediterranean, Contiki is doing their part in helping protect our oceans.

Our Foundation. We’re founding partners of the non-profit The Travel Corporation Conservation Foundation. Our Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world. It’s part of its commitment to preserving our planet for generations to come (so far, the Foundation has helped protect 3 million hectares of forest in Brazil, supported the World Wildlife Fund’s work with indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia, plus much more). What’s more, we’re committed to continuing with this support for sustainable tourism for years to come. We’re the primary sponsors of The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards – encouraging tourism operators to develop & share sustainable tourism practices around the world. For the full story & more detail about the projects we’ve done & our plans for the future visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel Taking care of the environment doesn’t need to stop when you travel – you can help look out for the planet wherever you are. Stuff like re-using your drink bottle, using less packaging, recycling or simply turning off your TV are all really simple ways we can all help to lessen our environmental impact. For some tips & hints about what you can do visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel

Learn more at: www.thetravelcorporation.com/ foundation

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it. Compared to cars, planes & 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.

Recycling. This brochure you’re holding in your hot little hands is not only filled with awesome trips & cool stuff to do, it’s also good for the planet.

At Contiki we’re committed to using 100% recycled paper for our brochure pages, 95% of which is post consumer waste (that’s litter to you & me). In simple terms, between Contiki & our Travel Corporation sister companies we’re saving over If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even 70,609 trees* a year. more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For more see: contiki.com.au/responsibletravel Using recycled paper means we’re using less trees, sending less waste to landfills & consuming 20% less energy refining the fiber to make the paper. The paper is multi-forest certified – with the seal of approval from the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) & a Blue Angel Certification too. Plus, the paper making process used to produce our paper is chlorine free, meaning less dioxins are released into our waterways. On top of all this a super efficient filtration process means the paper mill returns the water back to the environment cleaner than when it came in. For more ways that we’re helping to look after our planet visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel * Calculations provided by the Environmental Defense Fund


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So much more at contiki.com.au Whatever you are looking for, your search starts at contiki.com.au Looking for the trip of a lifetime? Get more details on our Australia & New Zealand tours & destinations, or use our great trip finder & search tools to find the holiday of your dreams. Our tour pages have in-depth itinerary information, interactive maps for a more detailed view of the tour route & list all the definite departures (we are constantly adding more dates every week). Not sure where to start or what tour to choose? Get inspiration from the Tour Genius on the Contiki homepage. Already booked with Contiki? Use our website to find out all the essential travel info & link up with your trip mates in the Contiki Community. You can also check-in online, & find out what special perks you get when you join our loyalty program.

Get connected Get advice, meet your trip mates, or become a fan! Join the Contiki Community online & connect with your tour mates before you jet off. Or meet & chat with our super-knowledgeable Contiki crew & past travellers for lots of handy travelling tips. Get answers to the big questions (like backpack or suitcase & how much money to take) & the small ones too (like finding the best seafood restaurant in Sydney). Jump in to the conversation, start your own or have a read of what others have posted. You’ll also find tons of great advice & articles in Contikipedia too. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, remember to follow us for the latest fun & offers. Join in at contiki.com.au/community Or follow us at: facebook.com/contikiaustralia twitter.com/contikiaus youtube.com/contikiholidays

It pays to go Contiki Once you’re booked in, you’ll get access to Contiki’s loyalty program... Sign up as soon as you get your booking details & see what exclusive discounts & extra cool deals we’ve served up for you. It could be any number of treats from savings on fashion, travel guides & luggage, to exclusive offers for Contiki passengers. Find out more at contiki.com.au/perks

Get involved now at contiki.com.au

Online check-in Booked your tour? Check in online before you go - it’ll take you less than 5 minutes & you can skip the paperwork when you start your tour. Plus, you’ll also have access to your essential tour info on your Contiki profile. To find out more go to

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It’s your Australia\ It’s Australia’s diversity that makes it so exceptional, & Contiki is no different. And because we’ve been on the road since ’62 we have perfected the art of travel for 18-35s.

Do it your way\ No matter what kind of Aussie holiday or experience you’re after, or the amount of time you’ve got, there’s a Contiki adventure with your name on it. With 16 great tours to choose from, there’s always going to be something to suit. Want to see the Top End, the Red Centre, the beaches, the cities? Or simply want to see it all? We’ve got a range of start & end point options, so you can choose where your tour starts & lots of departure dates, giving you even more flexibility to see exactly what you want, in the timeframe you’ve got.

It’s all about you\ From your Tour Manager & Tour Driver to our Customer Service Team, everyone at Contiki has one single focus - to make your trip the experience of a lifetime. We’re all passionate travellers who live & breathe Australia, so we know how to bring it to life for you. As well as making your trip smooth & hassle free, we have the local knowledge to get you off the regular tourist trails & inside the real Australia.

Do more for less\ Whether it’s taking an eco walk around Fraser Island, meeting indigenous communities & tasting traditionally cooked kangaroo meat, learning to throw a boomerang, sipping a drink by Noosa Beach or learning to surf, travelling with Contiki means you are guaranteed to get more included in your trip. Australia is a big place, with so much to experience, so we make sure you get to see more of the best bits & lots of exclusive experiences at no extra cost. See p.16-17 for more. We also save you time & money - time because we take the hassle out of getting around & money because our experience means we can get preferential deals. You will be hard pressed to do all that we do for less - take a look at p.10 to see how Contiki stacks up & check our great deals & ways to save on p.11.

More free time\ We all travel for different reasons, so even with all that we plan we still make sure there’s plenty of “you time”. Whether you use it to explore for yourself or just to relax, you get free time every day. If you are looking for some inspirational things to do, we’ve a range of Optional Activities to help you get the most out of your trip. See p.18-19 for more info.

The real Australia\ Wherever you travel, you want to get the real, local experience & with Contiki, that’s exactly what you get. The perfect place to see the incredible landscapes in Kakadu or the amazing colours & icons of the Red Centre. Surfing the East Coast beaches with the locals & diving in the Great Barrier Reef, or that perfect spot to grab a beer with some real Aussie characters in the Outback. Our team live & breathe Australia, so they’re perfect for giving you access to real local experiences.

Amazing places to stay\ When you travel with Contiki you’ll experience some amazing places to stay. Think right on the beach, a Whitsunday Island resort (left), an eco-lodge in the Daintree Rainforest & in the cities it’s central & stylish hotels. We also mix it up with some cool & unique places to stay too. Like on-board a yacht in the crystal clear Whitsundays & our Special Stay experiences like a beach-side surf camp, in a comfy swag on Kings Creek Station & in a traditional stockman’s quarters on a working cattle station. See p.16 for more.


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Taste Australia\ Travel is all about exploring & there’s plenty of places to try some pretty unbeatable cuisine when you travel with us. We include breakfast on most days, some lunches & lots of dinners, but we don’t include every meal (especially lunches) for a reason. Here’s why. We keep meal times flexible to give you more independence & a chance to go local, while having the flexibility to suit your budget too. We’ve included some extra special meals, like a tasty Aussie feast at a surf club in Noosa (with a

drink!) & a BBQ dinner so you can try some food in true Aussie style. We’ve included meals at some local restaurants in the tour price too, so you can really get a taste for the places you visit. Think traditionally prepared kangaroo meat as part of a bushtucker tasting, steak & chips in the Outback or vegemite toast for breakfast! No matter what your tastes, you’ll love what we serve up. And if you have any special dietary requirements or restrictions just tell your Tour Manager at the start of your tour.

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Our Aussie accommodation is big on comfort, great locations & unique experiences. From hotels, resorts (& even boats!) to our Special Stays, it’s all about exceptional spots to chill out & relax. Special places to stay Our Special Stays are as unique as they are diverse. Think toasting some marshmallows by the fire then going ‘bush’ as you sleep under the stars in a comfy Kings Canyon ‘swag’, or getting a taste of the real Outback on our Farmstay experience. You’ll even live the cool surf lifestyle at our surf camp right by the beach.

Great comfort & top locations When you stay in the cities or at our Whitsundays Resort, get ready for a taste of luxury. They’re always comfortable too, with all the facilities you’d expect, like pools, gyms, en-suites, laundry facilities, fluffy towels & WiFi, plus loads of activities to keep you entertained.

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Going solo? It’s your choice – you can twin-share with a mate, or opt for the privacy of your own room for a little extra, it’s up to you. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers either – with quad-share rooms, we’ll mix you up with some same sex room-mates, so it’s no worries.

01 Toasting marshmallows at Kings Creek Station 02 Sleep aboard a yacht in The Whitsundays 03 Relax at Daydream Island Resort, The Whitsundays


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You’ve saved hard & are ready to dive head first into Australia! So to guarantee you get the most out of your trip, we’ve packed in lots of inclusions. They’re the things you can’t wait to see like Uluru & the brilliant colours of the Red Centre, the white sand of The Whitsundays, Aboriginal Rock Art & the cool Sydney icons. Travelling is about seeing, touching & tasting the places you visit. It’s about getting the most out of your holiday (& your money), getting up close to Oz’s must-see sights & having a great time along the way. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to monuments, iconic must-see sights & some entry fees. Plus, we even get you in faster, so you have more time to see & discover. But it’s not just about ‘ticking the box’ when you travel with us. Only Contiki includes a bunch of exclusive experiences & unique places to stay (plus loads more) so look out for them beside the map on the tour pages. And there’s even more value with Contiki - there’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo & if you want a little privacy then you always have the option of your own room or twin-share, for a little extra. We hook you up with some special places to stay too, like an incredible island resort in The Whitsundays, a stylish hotel in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross & a surf camp right on the beach in Coffs Harbour, plus loads more. We include some unique special meals & still give you plenty of time to seek out & discover the best local cuisine for yourself. It’s about more flexibility, going local & experiencing some delicious & fresh Aussie flavours for yourself.

ENJOY LOADS OF INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONTIKI


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Explore More\ Do more with your free time\ Holidays shouldn’t be about following a rigid schedule. On our tours, the only things fixed are your destinations. Want to go exploring? Want to chill out, relax & take it easy? It’s up to you. Free time means time to do free stuff too, like shop, chill out with your mates & have a beer with the locals, people watch or simply sit back in the sun & soak up some rays. All our trips are planned to ensure you have loads of free time so you can choose to do what you want. It’s about flexibility - while giving you a load of awesome optional stuff to do too. As well as all our included highlights & essential sightseeing – we’ve hand picked heaps of must-do Explore More optionals, negotiated great prices & we’ll organise it all for you, so you can get even more out of your free time. Burn around Kings Creek Station on a quad bike or on the back of a camel, take in the views as you skydive over Cairns, reach new heights on a hot air balloon ride, whitewater raft in Tully, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or jump on a jetski as you speed around The Whitsundays.

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01 Quad biking in the Outback 02 Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach 03 Chill out in your free time

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Go for it & create your own adventure.

4WD through the Fraser Island rainforest/snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef/ride around Uluru on a Harley/sea kayaking safari in Byron Bay/jet skiing in The Whitsundays/climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge/jet boat ride around Sydney Harbour/ scenic flight over Kakadu/hot air balloon ride over the desert & Macdonnell Ranges/sunset & champagne at Uluru/guided cruise of Katherine Gorge/skydive in Cairns/ride a camel in the outback/ zip line through the jungle in Cape Tribulation and many more‌ To find Explore More choices, look for the orange panel on the bottom of every tour page.

For a full list of optional activities for each tour go to: contiki.com.au/exploremore


Aussie Explorer 25 Days From A$3825pp* A$153/day Domestic flight included

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• Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Noosa Surf Club dinner • Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding • Alice Springs Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘Bushtucker’ tour • Alice Springs Reptile Center experience • Visit Royal Flying Doctor Base

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• Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot • Cairns Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal) lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible • Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch • Uluru Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru • The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & • Alice Springs Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & lunch (weather dependent) MacDonnell Ranges visit contiki.com.au/aussie-explorer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village Meet up with your Contiki team & check out Sydney’s sights before heading to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour.  Contiki Special Stay (D) • See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour Bridge & Harbour • Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross • See the historic Macquarie Street area • See the famous ‘Big Banana’ Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay Ride the waves at our surf lesson before reaching the cool & alternate beachside town, Byron Bay. Hostel (B) • Experience the rush of catching your first wave as you learn to surf • Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy shops, amazing food & cool night life Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise Catch some final rays before heading to the beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where there’s your chance to get up close to koalas, kangaroos & wombats. Resort (B) • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Stay at a resort located right by the beach Day 4: Surfers Paradise Live it up in the party capital of Australia! Use your free day to explore - you could skydive, visit Australia Zoo or simply sit on the beach & chill. Resort (B) • Relax on Surfers famous beaches • VIP nightclub entry Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore the city sights in Brisbane, before we make our way to the chic beach resort town of Noosa. Resort (B,D) • Brisbane city tour • Shop for Australia’s national gemstone – the Opal • See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains • Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club 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 • Visit the largest sand island in the world • Watch the sunset over mainland Australia Day 7: Fraser Island to Farmstay Farewell the lush Fraser Coast as we head through the Great Dividing Range to Australia’s cattle country & our overnight experience at our outback station.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage character & farming • See the farm & animals on our hay wagon ride, then try whip cracking! Day 8: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Head through sugar cane country on our way to paradise: 2 days of beachside action, watersports & good times in the stunning Whitsundays. Resort (B,D) • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn • Stop at Rockhampton

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water in true Whitsundays style? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for more info & the price panel opposite for costs. Accommodation on board the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:EXSX / ex Darwin:EXDX

Days 9-10: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays. You could get your blood pumping with activities to choose from like jet skiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) Day 11: The Whitsundays to Cairns Journey to North Queensland, known for its rainforests & the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B,D) • Townsville city tour • See Magnetic & Hinchinbrook Islands • Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best white water rafting Days 12-13: Cairns With 2 free days, experience the best of Cairns. From shopping, amazing nightlife & adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & the reef, there’s something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B) Day 14: Cairns to Alice Springs Today it’s a change of scene as we hop on an included flight to Alice Springs where your ‘Territory’ adventure begins! Hotel (B) Day 15: Alice Springs Explore the unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, Aussie characters & Aboriginal art. You can even get up close to native wildlife at a reptile park. Hotel (B,D) • View the spectacular MacDonnell ranges from ANZAC Hill • See the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap • Tour the Flying Doctor’s base • Hands-on reptile park experience Day 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Visit members of the Walpiri Aboriginal community, try some ‘bush tucker’ & learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station where we’ll go local & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’. • Sleep in a traditional Aussie ‘swag’ Day 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru We hit the road & make our way to iconic Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Watch the amazing colours change as you experience this truly incredible spot. Lodge (B) • Wake up to the smell of fresh cooked bacon & eggs, just how you like it • See the 700 million year old Mt Conner & Lake Amadeus Day 18: Uluru See the sun rise over Uluru, then there’s your chance to walk around ‘The Rock’ for some close up angles & stories of this amazing area. Lodge (B) • See Uluru at sunrise • Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre • Hike at ‘Kata-Tjuta’ (The Olgas) Day 19: Uluru to Alice Springs Say farewell to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park as we head back to Alice. Maybe head out on a quad bike adventure, or chill out pool side & relax in the sun. Hotel (B) • Indulge in a barbeque ‘Big Brekkie’ Day 20: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Our journey to the ‘Top End’ begins as we cross the Tropic of Capricorn en route to Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) • Keep your ‘eyes peeled’ for UFO’s at Wycliffe Well • Visit the ‘Devils Marbles’ Day 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory, dip into the Mataranka thermal pools before reaching the lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B) • Swim in the Mataranka Thermal Pools Day 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take a boat trip for an up close experience with Katherine Gorge. Later, it’s on to Kakadu via Edith Falls. Hotel (B,D) • Visit the stunning Katherine Gorge • Cool off with a swim at Edith Falls

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Day 23: Kakadu National Park You’ll be amazed by Kakadu & its variety of landscapes, wildlife & arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock & stunning Ubirr. Hotel (B) • Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art • Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre • Crocodile & wildlife cruise Day 24: Kakadu National Park to Darwin Stop at Litchfield National Park for a swim in Florence Falls & a look at the incredible termite mounds. Tonight, get a taste of the party lifestyle in Darwin. Hotel (B) • See the fascinating termite mounds • Swim in the gorgeous Florence Falls Day 25: Darwin See the sights as you take a city tour, visit the Darwin Museum & explore more of the Northern Territory’s capital before the tour ends. (B) • See the sites of Darwin on our guided city tour

Aussie Explorer 25 Days What’s included • 24 nights multi-share accommodation: (23 nights for reverse itinerary) 17 nights in hotels & resorts 2 nights in a lodge 1 night in an eco-lodge 1 night in a hostel 1 night in a surf school village 1 night in a cattle station lodge 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ (more on p.16) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.37) • 32 meals: 22 breakfasts (B) 10 dinners (D) Sailing option - 35 meals: 22 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 11 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (reverse for EXDS) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 5 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Whitehaven Beach

When to go and how much Code: EXSD 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Code: EXDS 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Start Sydney

Finish Darwin

Tour Only

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Start Darwin

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

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APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

13 11 8 6 3 31 28 26 23 21 18

3925 3925 3925 3925 3825 3825 3825 3825 3825 4019 4019

4205 4205 4205 4205 4105 4105 4105 4105 4105 4299 4299

2011 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30 DEC 28

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

15 13 10 8 5 2 30 28 25 23 20

3775 3775 3775 3775 3675 3675 3675 3675 3869 3869 3869

4055 4055 4055 4055 3955 3955 3955 3955 4149 4149 4149

2012 JAN 22 FEB 19 MAR 18 APR 15 MAY 13 JUN 10 JUL 8 AUG 5 SEP 2 SEP 30

FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP OCT

15 14 11 9 6 4 1 29 26 24

4019 4019 4019 3999 3999 3999 3939 3939 3939 3939

4299 4299 4299 4279 4279 4279 4219 4219 4219 4219

2012 JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 21 APR 18 MAY 16 JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5

FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP

17 16 13 11 8 6 3 31 28

3869 3869 3869 3849 3849 3849 3789 3789 3789

4149 4149 4149 4129 4129 4129 4069 4069 4069

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$2385/add A$769 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$2115/add A$679 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only). EXSD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. EXDS: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$379. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$189. See p.11 for details.

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to Darwin. Or save up to A$150 if you travel from Darwin to Sydney (this tour will be 24 days long).


Reefs & Rainforests 16 Days From A$2255pp* A$141/day

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• Cairns Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River • Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch • The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) • Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch visit contiki.com.au/reefs-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Surfers Paradise Locally guided 4WD National Park rainforest tour & lunch • Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal)


Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Meet up with your Contiki team & head to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town popular with the rich & famous. Keep heading north along the stunning Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge, the pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) • See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms • Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 2: Cape Tribulation Learn about distinctive Daintree flora & fauna from our local guide. 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) • Listen to Aboriginal legends about this precious area Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Today it’s a leisurely start before our return journey to Cairns with some free time to explore this tropical city. Resort (B,D) Days 4-5: Cairns With 2 free days here, experience the best of what Cairns is famous for. From shopping, bars, amazing nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & reef activities, there’s something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B) • Cairns city tour Day 6: Cairns to The Whitsundays Visit Airlie Beach with its relaxed café scene & gateway to The Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on beautiful Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) • Cross the Tully River, home to Australia’s best whitewater rafting • Townsville city tour 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 activities like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) • Enjoy great resort facilities • See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water in true Whitsundays style? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for more info & the price panel opposite for costs. Accommodation on-board the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Cairns:BWCW / ex Sydney:BWSW Day 9: The Whitsundays to Farmstay Head through sugar cane country, on your way to our outback station in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn • Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle capital of Australia Day 10: Farmstay 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 • Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

Day 11: Fraser Island to Noosa You could experience the rainforests, sand dunes & freshwater lakes of Fraser Island, a gigantic World Heritage Listed 800,000 year old sandbar. You could bushwalk & 4WD through the island’s hotspots & along the amazing Rainbow Beach. Resort (B,D) • Visit the largest sand island in the world • Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club Day 12: Noosa to Surfers Paradise Chill out in Noosa before you explore the city sights of Brisbane on our way to the beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise. Resort • See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains • See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall • Shop for Australia’s national gemstone – the Opal Day 13: Surfers Paradise Live it up in the party capital of Australia! Use your free day to explore - you could skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo or simply sit on the beach & chill. Resort (B) • Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches • Stay at a resort located right by the beach • VIP nightclub entry Day 14: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where there’s your chance to get up close to koalas, kangaroos & wombats before heading to the famous alternative beachside town, Byron Bay. Hostel (B) • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Australian animals • Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy shops, amazing food & cool nightlife • Stay in the heart of Byron Bay Day 15: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour Catch some final rays on the beach this morning before heading south where you learn to ride the waves at our surf lesson.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Experience the rush of catching your first wave as you learn to surf • Visit Australia’s most easterly point Day 16: Coffs Harbour to Sydney Leaving behind Coffs Harbour’s beachside action, finish up the day by checking out Sydney’s icons. The tour ends here & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) • See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour Bridge & Harbour • See the historic Macquarie Street area • Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross, Sydney’s red light district

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When to go and how much Code: BWCS 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Code: BWSC 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

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Tour & Sailing

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 13 OCT 20 NOV 10 NOV 17 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 29

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2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2315 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2255 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375

2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2595 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2535 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655

2011 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 SEP 4 SEP 11 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 18 DEC 25

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4 11 2 9 30 6 27 4 25 1 22 29 19 26 17 24 14 21 5 12 19 2 9

2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2415 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2355 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475

2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2695 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755

2012 JAN 5 JAN 13 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 16 AUG 23 SEP 13 SEP 20

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2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2365 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325 2325

2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2655 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2645 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605 2605

2012 JAN 2 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 15 APR 22 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 8 JUL 15 AUG 5 AUG 12 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 30

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

17 23 30 6 13 5 12 2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 17 24 15

2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425 2425

2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2755 2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2745 2705 2705 2705 2705 2705 2705 2705

• 15 nights multi-share accommodation: 11 nights in resorts 1 night in an eco-lodge 1 night in a hostel 1 night in a surf school village 1 night in a cattle station lodge (more on p.16) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.37) • 20 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) Sailing option - 24 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 8 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 1, 2 & 3 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$239. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$119. See p.11 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1765/add A$539 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$1495/add A$449 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only). BWCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm. BWSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60. Fish feeding, The Whitsundays


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Victoria

Sydney Climb The Harbour Bridge (tours finishing Sydney) • The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park • Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise • Great Barrier Reef scuba Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch diving for beginners & certified divers • Dawn hot air balloon Surfers Paradise Harley Davidson bike tour through the Hinterland flight & champagne breakfast • 4WD National Park rainforest tour & lunch • Tandem skydive visit contiki.com.au/beaches-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village Meet up with your Contiki team & check out Sydney’s sights before heading north to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour for some beachside action.  Contiki Special Stay (D) • See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour Bridge & Harbour • Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross, Sydney’s red light district • See the historic Macquarie Street area • See the famous ‘Big Banana’ Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay This morning learn to ride the waves at our surf lesson before heading to the famous alternate beach town, Byron Bay. Hostel (B) • Experience the rush of catching your first wave as you learn to surf • Visit Australia’s most easterly point • Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy shops, amazing food & cool night life • Stay in the heart of Byron Bay Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise Catch some final rays on the beach this morning before heading north to the beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where there’s your chance to get up close to koalas, kangaroos & wombats. Resort (B) • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Australian animals • Stay at a resort located right by the beach Day 4: Surfers Paradise Live it up in the party capital of Australia! Use your free day to explore - you could skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on the beach & chill. Resort (B) • Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches • VIP nightclub entry Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore the city sights in Brisbane before we make our way to the chic beach resort town of Noosa. Resort (B,D) • See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall • Shop for Australia’s national gemstone – the Opal • See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains • Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club 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

• Visit the largest sand island in the world • Watch the sunset over mainland Australia Day 7: Fraser Island to Farmstay Farewell the lush Fraser Coast as we head through the Great Dividing Range to Australia’s cattle country for a unique overnight experience at our outback station.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage character & farming • See the farm & animals from a different angle on our hay wagon ride • Try whip cracking! Day 8: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Head through sugar cane country, then onto a slice of paradise as we head for 2 days of beachside action, watersports & good times in the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Resort (B,D) • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn • Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle capital of Australia 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 activities like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) • Enjoy great resort facilities • See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water in true Whitsundays style? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for more info & the price panel opposite for costs. Accommodation on-board the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:BRSW / ex Cairns:BRCW

Day 11: The Whitsundays to Cairns Enjoy the journey to North Queensland, known for its rainforests & the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B,D) • Townsville city tour • See Magnetic Island • Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island National Park • Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best white water rafting Days 12-13: Cairns With 2 free days here, experience the best of what Cairns is famous for. From shopping, bars, amazing nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & reef activities, there’s something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B) Day 14: Cairns After breakfast your tour ends & it’s time to farewell your new friends. (B)

25 Australia East Coast Beaches & Reefs 14 Days Bungy jump, Cairns

What’s included

When to go and how much Code: BRSC 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Code: BRCS 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 SEP 4 SEP 11 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 17 24 15 22 12 19 3 10 17 31 7

2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2099 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229

2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2455 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2379 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509

2012 JAN 2 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 15 APR 22 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 8 JUL 15 AUG 5 AUG 12 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 30

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

15 21 28 4 11 3 10 31 7 28 5 26 2 23 30 21 28 18 25 15 22 13

2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2229 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2219 2185 2185 2185 2185 2185 2185 2185

2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2509 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2499 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465 2465

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 APR 2 APR 9 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 12 NOV 19 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 31

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

15 22 13 20 10 17 8 15 5 12 2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 16 23 30 13

2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149

2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2375 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429

2012 JAN 7 JAN 15 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 15 SEP 22

JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

20 28 3 10 17 24 16 23 13 20 11 18 8 15 6 13 3 10 31 7 28 5

2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2149 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2139 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105

2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2429 2419 2419 2419 2419 2419 2419 2419 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385 2385

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1429/add A$485 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$1159/add A$395 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only). BRSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 9:00am. BRCS: Start Cairns 2:00pm & end Sydney 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

• 13 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in resorts 1 night in a hostel 1 night in an eco-lodge 1 night in a surf school village 1 night in a cattle station lodge (more on p.16) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.37) • 14 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) Sailing option - 17 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 6 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$209. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$105. See p.11 for details.


Cairns Sunshine Trail 12 Days From A$1695pp* A$142/day

Choose your direction

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It’s your choice - travel from Surfers Paradise to Cairns. Or save up to A$40 if you travel from Cairns to Surfers Paradise.

Gulf of Carpentaria

Coral Sea

TULLY

Northern Territory

SHUTE HARBOUR

• Noosa Surf Club dinner • Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding

AIRLIE BEACH

CH Great Barrier Reef

TOWNSVILLE

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CAPRICORN COAST

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA

• Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

SURFERS PARADISE 2

South Australia

Great Australian Bight

BRISBANE

New South Wales

Tasman Sea

contiki.com.au/sunshine

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Explore More Optionals

• Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch • The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent)

visit contiki.com.au/sunshine-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Victoria

• 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


Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Surfers Paradise Meet up with your Contiki team & head into the bright lights of Surfers Paradise for a great night out with your new travel buddies! Resort Day 2: Surfers Paradise Live it up in the party capital of Australia! Use your free day to explore - you could skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on the beach & chill. Resort (B) • Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches • VIP nightclub entry Day 3: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore the city sights in Brisbane before we make our way to the chic beach resort town of Noosa. Resort (B,D) • See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall • Shop for Australia’s national gemstone – the Opal • See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains • Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club Day 4: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge • Visit the largest sand island in the world • Watch the sunset over mainland Australia Day 5: Fraser Island to Farmstay Farewell the lush Fraser Coast as we head through the Great Dividing Range to Australia’s cattle country for a unique overnight experience at our outback station.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage character & farming • See the farm & animals from a different angle on our hay wagon ride • Try whip cracking! Day 6: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Head through sugar cane country, then onto a slice of paradise as we head for

27 Australia East Coast

2 days of beachside action, watersports & good times in the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Resort (B,D) • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn • Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle capital of Australia 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 activities like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) • Enjoy great resort facilities • See native birdlife & wallabies

Cairns Sunshine Trail 12 Days What’s included

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water in true Whitsundays style? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for more info & the price panel opposite for costs. Accommodation on-board the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Surfers P:BTSW / ex Cairns:BTCW Day 9: The Whitsundays to Cairns Enjoy the journey to North Queensland, known for its rainforests & the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B,D) • Townsville city tour • See Magnetic Island • Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island National Park • Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best white water rafting Days 10-11: Cairns With 2 free days here, experience the best of what Cairns is famous for. From shopping, bars, amazing nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & reef activities, there’s something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B) Day 12: Cairns After breakfast your tour ends & it’s time to farewell your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much Code: BTSC 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Code: BTCS 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Start Surfers P.

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 17 MAY 24 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 12 JUL 19 AUG 9 AUG 16 SEP 6 SEP 13 OCT 4 OCT 11 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 20 DEC 27

APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1825 1825 1825 1825 1825 1825 1825

2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2059 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105

2012 JAN 4 JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 SEP 4 SEP 11

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 17 24 15 22 12 19 3 10 17 31 7

15 21 28 4 11 3 10 31 7 28 5 26 2 23 30 21 28 18 25 15 22

1825 1825 1825 1825 1825 1825 1825 1825 1825 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1815 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789 1789

2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2105 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2095 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069 2069

Start Cairns

Finish Surfers P.

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 APR 2 APR 9 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 12 NOV 19 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 31

APR 13 APR 20 MAY 11 MAY 18 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUL 6 JUL 13 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28 JAN 11

1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1695 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785

2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 2019 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065

2012 JAN 7 JAN 15 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 15 SEP 22

JAN 18 JAN 26 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 MAR 14 MAR 21 APR 11 APR 18 MAY 9 MAY 16 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUL 4 JUL 11 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 26 OCT 3

1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1785 1775 1775 1775 1775 1775 1775 1775 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749

2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2065 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2055 2029 2029 2029 2029 2029 2029

* Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1199/add A$399 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$929/add A$309 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) BTSC: Start Surfers Paradise 4:30pm & end Cairns 9:00am. BTCS: Start Cairns 2:00pm & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Whitewater rafting in Tully

• 11 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in resorts 1 night in an eco-lodge 1 night in a cattle station lodge (more on p.16) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.37) • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D) Sailing option - 17 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 3 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$179. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$89. See p.11 for details.


Coast & Whitsundays 11 Days From A$1675pp* A$153/day

Choose your direction

2

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to The Whitsundays. Or save up to A$40 if you travel from The Whitsundays to Sydney.

Gulf of Carpentaria

Northern Territory

Great Barrier Reef

SHUTE HARBOUR

• Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Noosa Surf Club dinner • Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding

AIRLIE BEACH

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CATTLE 1 STATION

CAPRICORN COAST

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Plus

• Coffs Harbour Surf Village • Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

SURFERS PARADISE 2

South Australia

BRISBANE CURRUMBIN

1 BYRON BAY

Great Australian Bight

1 COFFS HARBOUR

NEW SOUTH WALES PORT MACQUARIE

SYDNEY Tasman Sea

contiki.com.au/coast

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Explore More Optionals

• Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal) • Surfers Paradise Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane joyflight (with acrobatic ‘loop the loops’)! • Spectacular tandem skydive • Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland visit contiki.com.au/coast-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Victoria

• Locally guided 4WD National Park rainforest tour & lunch • Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch • The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) • Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with lunch


Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village Meet up with your Contiki team & check out Sydney’s sights before heading north to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour for some beachside action.  Contiki Special Stay (D) • See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour Bridge & Harbour • Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross, Sydney’s red light district • See the historic Macquarie Street area • See the famous ‘Big Banana’ Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay This morning learn to ride the waves at our surf lesson before heading to the famous alternative beachside town, Byron Bay. Hostel (B) • Experience the rush of catching your first wave as you learn to surf • Visit Australia’s most easterly point • Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy shops, amazing food & cool night life • Stay in the heart of Byron Bay Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise Catch some final rays on the beach this morning before heading north to the beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where there’s your chance to get up close to koalas, kangaroos & wombats. Resort (B) • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Australian animals • Stay at a resort located right by the beach Day 4: Surfers Paradise Live it up in the party capital of Australia! Use your free day to explore - you could skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on the beach & chill. Resort (B) • Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches • VIP nightclub entry Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore the city sights in Brisbane before we make our way to the chic beach resort town of Noosa. Resort (B,D) • See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall • Shop for Australia’s national gemstone – the Opal • See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains • Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

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 • Visit the largest sand island in the world • Watch the sunset over mainland Australia Day 7: Fraser Island to Farmstay Farewell the lush Fraser Coast as we head through the Great Dividing Range to Australia’s cattle country for a unique overnight experience at our outback station.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage character & farming • See the farm & animals from a different angle on our hay wagon ride • Try whip cracking! Day 8: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Head through sugar cane country, then onto a slice of paradise as we head for 2 days of beachside action, watersports & good times in the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Resort (B,D) • Cross the Tropic of Capricorn • Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle capital of Australia 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 activities like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) • Enjoy great resort facilities • See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water in true Whitsundays style? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for more info & the price panel opposite for costs. Accommodation on-board the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:SQSW / ex W’suns:SQCW

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

29 Australia East Coast Coast & Whitsundays 11 Days Swim in Lake McKenzie

What’s included

Noosa

When to go and how much Code: SQSC 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Code: SQCS 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Start Sydney

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 SEP 4 SEP 11 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 18 DEC 25

MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

30 6 27 4 25 1 22 29 20 27 17 24 14 21 12 19 9 16 30 7 14 28 4

1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1715 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799

2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079

2012 JAN 2 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 15 APR 22 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 8 JUL 15 AUG 5 AUG 12 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 30

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

12 18 25 1 8 29 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 18 25 15 22 12 19 10

1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765 1765

2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2079 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2075 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045 2045

Start W’suns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 APR 5 APR 12 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 15 NOV 22 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 20

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

15 22 13 20 10 17 8 15 5 12 2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 16 23 30

1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1719 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1675 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759

1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 1955 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039

2012 JAN 3 JAN 10 JAN 18 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 MAR 6 MAR 13 APR 3 APR 10 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

13 20 28 3 10 17 24 16 23 13 20 11 18 8 15 6 13 3 10 31 7 28 5

1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1759 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1755 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725 1725

2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2039 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2035 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005

• 10 nights multi-share accommodation: 6 nights in resorts 1 night in a hostel 1 night in an eco-lodge 1 night in a surf school village 1 night in a cattle station lodge (more on p.16) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.37) • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D) Sailing option - 16 meals: 9 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 5 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$169. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$85. See p.11 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1139/add A$375 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$869/add A$285 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only). SQSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. SQCS: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Sydney 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60. Byron Bay


30 Australia East Coast

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3 WHITSUNDAYS

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E C TI O N

QUEENSLAND

What’s included

When to go and how much

• 8 nights multi-share resort accommodation: (more on p.16) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.37) • 11 meals: 8 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) Sailing option - 14 meals: 8 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 4 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 7, 8 & 9 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: FNSC 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$139. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$69. See p.11 for details.

Choose your direction Your choice - travel from The Whitsundays to Cairns, or from Cairns to The Whitsundays.

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.34-35.

Code: FNCS 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 11 SEP 18 OCT 9 OCT 16 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25

APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

4 11 2 9 30 6 27 4 25 1 22 29 19 26 17 24 14 21 5 12 19 2

1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499

1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779

2011 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 13 OCT 20 NOV 10 NOV 17 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 29

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

8 15 6 13 3 10 1 8 29 5 26 2 23 30 21 28 18 25 9 16 23 6

1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1459 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1419 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499

1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1739 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1699 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779

2012 JAN 1 JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 26 MAR 4 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 9 SEP 16

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

9 17 23 30 6 13 5 12 2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 17 24

1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469

1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749

2012 JAN 5 JAN 13 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 16 AUG 23 SEP 13 SEP 20

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

13 21 27 3 10 17 9 16 6 13 4 11 1 8 29 6 27 3 24 31 21 28

1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1499 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1489 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469 1469

1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1779 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1769 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749 1749

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$929/add A$299 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$659/add A$209 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only). FNSC: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 4:00pm. FNCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Island & Rainforest 9 Days From A$1419pp* A$158/day

contiki.com.au/island Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: The Whitsundays Meet up with your Contiki team & new travel buddies on Daydream Island, a slice of heaven in the magnificent Whitsundays. Resort (D) Days 2-3: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) • Enjoy great resort facilities • See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water in true Whitsundays style? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for more info & the price panel opposite for costs. Accommodation on-board the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:FNSW / ex Cairns:FNCW Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Enjoy the journey to North Queensland, known for its rainforests & the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B,D) • Townsville city tour • See Magnetic Island • Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island National Park

Great Barrier Reef

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• The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent)

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• Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best white water rafting Days 5-6: Cairns With 2 free days here, experience the best of what Cairns is famous for. From shopping, bars, amazing nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & reef activities, there’s something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B) Day 7: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Travel along the stunning Coral Sea to gushing Mossman Gorge, pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (B) (D) • Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 8: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) • Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna from our local guide • Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 9: Cape Tribulation to Cairns There’s free time this morning in the Daintree, before heading down to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town popular with the rich & famous. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) • See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms

• 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


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contiki.com.au/magical Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island National Park

Day 1: The Whitsundays Meet up with your Contiki team & new travel buddies on Daydream Island, a slice of heaven in the magnificent Whitsundays. Get to know other travellers & your group tonight at the bar, over drinks. Resort (D)

Days 5-6: Cairns With 2 free days here, experience the best of what Cairns is famous for. From shopping, bars, amazing nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & reef activities, there’s something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B)

Days 2-3: The Whitsundays Chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) • Enjoy great resort facilities • See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water in true Whitsundays style? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for more info & the price panel opposite for costs. Accommodation on-board the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

• Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best white water rafting

Day 7: Cairns After breakfast your tour ends & it’s time to farewell your new friends. (B)

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When to go and how much

What’s included

Code: NWSC 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

• 6 nights multi-share resort accommodation: (more on p.16) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.37) • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D) Sailing option - 11 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 3 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Code: NWCS 2011/12 All prices per person A$*

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2011 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 14 AUG 21 SEP 11 SEP 18 OCT 9 OCT 16 NOV 6 NOV 13 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 11 DEC 25

APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 17 24 15 22 12 19 3 10 17 31

1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069

1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349

2011 APR 2 APR 9 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 12 NOV 19 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 31

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC JAN

8 15 6 13 3 10 1 8 29 5 26 2 23 30 21 28 18 25 9 16 23 6

1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1019 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069

1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1325 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1299 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349

2012 JAN 1 JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 26 MAR 4 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 9 SEP 16

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

7 15 21 28 4 11 3 10 31 7 28 5 26 2 23 30 21 28 18 25 15 22

1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049

1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329

2012 JAN 7 JAN 15 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 15 SEP 22

JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

13 21 27 3 10 17 9 16 6 13 4 11 1 8 29 6 27 3 24 31 21 28

1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1069 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1065 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049

1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1349 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add A$739/add A$265 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$469/add A$175 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only). NWSC: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 9:00am. NWCS: Start Cairns 2:00pm & end Whitsundays 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$99. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$49. See p.11 for details.

Choose your direction Your choice - travel from The Whitsundays to Cairns, or from Cairns to The Whitsundays.

Codes: ex W’suns:NWSW / ex Cairns:NWCW

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Enjoy the journey to North Queensland, known for its rainforests & the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B,D) • Townsville city tour • See Magnetic Island

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• The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent)

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The Whitsundays day sailing trip

• Cairns Tandem skydive • Whitewater raft the Tully River • Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch • Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners & certified divers • Guided horse & quad-bike tours • Bungy jump


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Rainforest Adventure

Rainforest Adventure 3 Days The Tropics

1

What’s included • 2 nights multi-share resort accommodation: (more on p.16) • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned mini coach • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

MOSSMAN GORGE

3 Days From A$415pp* A$139/day

2 CAPE TRIBULATION PORT DOUGLAS

CORAL SEA

CAIRNS GREAT BARRIER REEF

QUEENSLAND

contiki.com.au/rainforest When to go and how much Code: CYCS 2011/12

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$39. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$19. See p.11 for details.

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

A$ pp*

2011 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 13 OCT 20 NOV 10 NOV 17 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 29

APR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

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

2012 JAN 5 JAN 13 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 16 AUG 23 SEP 13 SEP 20

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP

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

2 9 30 7 28 4 25 2 23 30 20 27 17 24 15 22 12 19 3 10 17 31

7 15 21 28 4 11 3 10 31 7 28 5 26 2 23 30 21 28 18 25 15 22

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Meet up with your Contiki team & 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

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$185/add A$45 twin-share. Start Cairns 7:30am & end Cairns 12:00noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas

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Kuranda Skyrail

• Cape Tribulation Cable zip line through the rainforest

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Day 2: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) • Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna from our local guide • Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns After breakfast we travel back to Cairns where your tour ends & it’s time to say farewell your new friends. (B)


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City to Surf

City to Surf 5 Days Sea kayaking, Coffs Harbour

What’s included

5 Days From A$789pp* A$158/day

QUEENSLAND

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• 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 1 night in a surf school village 1 night in a hostel 2 nights in a resort (more on p.16) • 5 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 1 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

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Only Contiki contiki.com.au/surf Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village Meet up with your Contiki team & check out Sydney’s sights before heading north to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour for some beachside action.  Contiki Special Stay (D) • See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour Bridge & Harbour • Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross, Sydney’s red light district • See the historic Macquarie Street area • See the famous ‘Big Banana’ Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay This morning learn to ride the waves at our surf lesson before heading to the famous alternate beach town, Byron Bay. Hostel (B) • Experience the rush of catching your first wave as you learn to surf • Visit Australia’s most easterly point • Stay in the heart of Byron Bay

• Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy shops, amazing food & cool night life Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise Catch some final rays on the beach this morning before heading north to the beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where there’s your chance to get up close to koalas, kangaroos & wombats. Resort (B) • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Australian animals • Stay at a resort located right by the beach Day 4: Surfers Paradise Live it up in the party capital of Australia! Use your free day to explore - you could skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on the beach & chill. Resort (B) • Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches • VIP nightclub entry Day 5: Surfers Paradise The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much Code: BSSB 2011/12 Start Sydney

Finish A$ Surfers P. pp*

Start Sydney

Finish A$ Surfers P. pp*

2011 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 SEP 4 SEP 11 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 18 DEC 25

MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC

2012 JAN 2 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 15 APR 22 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 8 JUL 15 AUG 5 AUG 12 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 30

JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

24 31 21 28 19 26 16 23 14 21 11 18 8 15 6 13 3 10 24 1 8 22 29

815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 789 829 829 829 829 829 829

6 12 19 26 2 23 1 22 29 19 26 17 24 14 21 12 19 9 16 6 13 4

829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 829 825 825 825 825 825 825 815 815 815 815 815 815 815

• Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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• Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$79. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$39. See p.11 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$495/add A$145 twin-share. Start Sydney 7:00am & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Stunning Sydney Harbour

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• Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal)

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Skydive over Surfers Paradise

• Surfers Paradise Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland • Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour & lunch • Spectacular tandem skydive


Contiki & Diving\

One of Australia’s ‘must do’s’ is diving the Great Barrier Reef. If you’ve never dived before or if you’re more experienced – exploring this Reef is hard to beat. With 2 great dive packages there’s something for everyone. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest on the planet, a natural wonder of the world & a World Heritage site with 400 different types of coral & 1500 species of fish – so it’s pretty amazing. If you’re up for it you can even dive at night & see a whole different side of this amazing spot. Our diving experiences are not to be missed & are available with tours that start/finish in Cairns. Tours include Reefs & Rainforests (p.22-23), Island & Rainforest (p.30), Beaches & Reefs (p.24-25), Magical Tropics (p.31), Cairns Sunshine Trail (p.26-27) & Rainforest Adventure (p.32).

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

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Dive to Adventure 3 Days 2 Nights A$207/day

Dive to Adventure Learn to Dive 3 or 5 Days Dive to adventure package

What’s included

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.

• 2 nights twin-share accommodation on nights 1 & 2 onboard the boat • 7 meals: 2 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • Transfers from Cairns accommodation to boat • 11 dives incl. 2 night dives (weather permitting) • Dive & snorkeling equipment • Dive insurance

Plus EMC A$50 payable locally 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 your adventure. The sites you’ll visit have been selected for their variety & quality of coral & marine life as well as great visibility. Boat (L,D) Day 2: Dive boat Today gives you the opportunity to explore this World Heritage listed underwater playground, but also to relax & really enjoy yourself diving & snorkeling. Back onboard, it’s good fun with your fellow divers, stories, shared experiences, great food & a spectacular sunset. Boat (B,L,D) Day 3: Dive boat There’s more diving or snorkeling in different areas of the reef today & later, return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s an included transfer back to your hotel. (B,L) Tour code CDTA.

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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. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel to Rydges Esplanade Resort prior to your dive trip, you’ll need to let Pro Dive know in order to arrange your transfer on day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 5255). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive (approx. 12:00noon). A 3 day snorkeling package is also available at a cost of A$549 plus A$50 EMC payable locally – see contiki.com.au/ snorkel.

Learn to Dive 5 Days 4 Nights A$196/day Plus EMC A$50 payable locally

contiki.com.au/dive

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 some actual reef diving. There’s also plenty of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience too. 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. Resort (B) 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)

• 2 nights resort accommodation on nights 1 & 2 • 2 nights twin-share accommodation on nights 3 & 4 onboard the boat • Transfers from Cairns accommodation to training centre & boat • 8 meals: 3 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • PADI ‘Open Water’ certificate & manual • Log book • Scuba equipment

Tour code CLTD.

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. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel to Rydges Esplanade Resort prior to your dive trip, you’ll need to let Pro Dive know in order to arrange your transfer on day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 5255). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive (approx. 12:00noon). Single supplement (applicable for resort only) A$119.


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Sydney New Year

Sydney New Year 4 Days What’s included • 3 nights triple-share centrally located hotel accommodation: (more on p.16) • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager • Harbour cruise to watch the New Year fireworks, with welcome drink, nibbles & a DJ • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Sydney including Bondi Beach • Local taxes & service charges

4 Days A$1225pp* A$307/day

contiki.com.au/sydney-new-year Spend New Years Eve in Sydney

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing

Sydney’s New Years Eve celebration goes off! It’s one of the most spectacular in the world & each year, the balmy summer celebration centres around the city’s famous harbour. With the stunning Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, you’ll see some of the most breathtaking fireworks ever, as you ring in the New Year Down Under. To top it off, the streets are filled with a young, colourful crowd & all the bars, clubs, lounges & pubs are absolutely pumping.

Day 1: This afternoon check in to the hotel. Later, meet up with your Tour Manager & group & get to know your new travel buddies over a drink & dinner. Hotel (D) Day 2: With sightseeing this morning you’ll get to see all that Sydney has to offer, including some of its eastern beaches, like Bondi. Tonight, get ready to ring in the New Year from a different angle, as you board a Sydney harbour cruise. See a light show & the city’s famous fireworks explode across the sky, complete with a drink & tasty nibbles. There’s even an on-board DJ so you can dance the night away! Hotel (B) Day 3: Happy New Year! Today is yours to chill out. Have a late ‘recovery’ lunch

During the day, there’s loads to explore. Hit up Bondi beach, chill at some of the city’s fantastic restaurants, indulge in some incredible shopping - the options are endless. This tour gives you a few days in this cool city so you can start the New Year Contiki-style! Sydney Harbour jet boat

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• Sydney Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge • Learn to surf lesson on famous Bondi Beach

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then later in the afternoon you could venture to Bondi Beach to soak up some sun & get into the buzzing vibe of this sunny city. Hotel (B) Day 4: Your New Year’s adventure ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much Code: SNYE 2011/12 Start Sydney

Finish Sydney

A$ pp*

2011 DEC 30

JAN 2

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* Prices above are triple-share. Twin & single supplements available. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Tour starts at 5:00pm, check in from 3:00pm


37 Australia East Coast

Sydney Explorer 4 Days A$285pp* A$72/day

Sydney Explorer Whitsundays sailing 2 or 4 Days Sydney short break package 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 3 night Sydney Explorer package. You can book one before or after your tour; or take one on its own without a tour. Armed with your included city sightseeing 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.

What’s included • 3 nights multi-share hotel accommodation • 3 meals: 3 breakfasts • City sightseeing bus & Harbour passes • Sydney welcome pack

Check-in from 3.00pm

contiki.com.au/sydney

* Price quoted based on multi-share. Single room supplement add A$285. Twin-share supplement add A$79.

Optional

Whitsundays Sailing upgrade

2 days Whitsundays sailing upgrade 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 90 mostly uninhabited National Park islands, heavenly white beaches & crystal clear waters. And 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 laze your way around this tropical paradise. The highlight will definitely be a visit to Whitehaven Beach (weather dependant). Introductory & certified diving is also available at additional cost.

contiki.com.au/sailingwhitsundays

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 single or twin-share) • 6 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 2 dinners (D) • Dedicated & professional onboard crew • Snorkeling equipment


Territory & Outback 11 Days From A$1499pp* A$137/day

Choose your direction

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contiki.com.au/territory

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• Kings Canyon Camel ride through an outback station • Uluru A guided helicopter flight over Uluru & Kata Tjuta • Alice Springs Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & MacDonnell Ranges

visit contiki.com.au/territory-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

• Katherine Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge • Kakadu National Park Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area


Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki team & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (D) • View the spectacular MacDonnell ranges from ANZAC Hill • See the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap • See the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley on Todd Regatta • Tour the Flying Doctor’s base • Hands-on reptile park experience Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Get a cultural fix as you visit members of the Walpiri Aboriginal community, try some ‘bush tucker’ & learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station where we’ll go local like real Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’ • Sleep under the stars in a traditional Aussie ‘swag’ Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru We hit the road & make our way to one of the worlds most iconic sights, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Watch the amazing colours change as you experience this truly incredible spot. Lodge (B) • Wake up to the smell of fresh cooked bacon & eggs, just how you like it • See the 700 million year old Mt Conner & Lake Amadeus Day 4: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’ for some close up angles & stories of this amazing area & its Aboriginal rock art. Lodge (B) • Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre • Hike the ‘Valley of the Winds’ at ‘KataTjuta’ (The Olgas) • See Uluru at sunrise & sunset Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Say farewell to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park as we head back to Alice Springs. Maybe take a quad bike adventure, or just chill out pool side & relax in the sun. Hotel (B) • Enjoy a hearty barbeque ‘Big Brekkie’

Day 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Our journey to the ‘Top End’ begins as we cross the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the mining town of Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) • Keep your ‘eyes peeled’ for UFO’s at Wycliffe Well • Visit the ‘Devils Marbles’ Day 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory, take a dip in the refreshing Mataranka thermal pools before reaching the lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B) • Chill out & swim at the Mataranka thermal pools • Hear stories of ‘We of the Never Never’ Homestead Day 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Then it’s on to Kakadu National Park via Edith Falls. Hotel (B,D) • Visit the stunning Katherine Gorge • Cool off with a swim at Edith Falls before heading into World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park Day 9: Kakadu National Park You’ll be amazed by the beauty of Kakadu & its variety of gorgeous landscapes, wildlife & arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock & stunning Ubirr. Hotel (B) • Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art • Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre • Crocodile & wildlife cruise Day 10: Kakadu National Park to Darwin We make a stop at Litchfield National Park for a swim in the gorgeous warm waters of the famous Florence Falls & a look at the incredible termite mounds found here. Tonight, get a taste of the party lifestyle in Darwin. Hotel (B) • Learn about the fascinating termite mounds known to the area • Swim in the gorgeous waters of Florence Falls Day 11: Darwin See the sights as you take a city tour, visit the Darwin Museum & explore more of the Northern Territory’s capital before the tour ends. (B) • See the sites of Darwin on our guided city tour • We visit the Darwin Museum, & learn about Darwin’s unfortunate short history including Cyclone Tracy & the WW11 bombings • Free time to explore Darwin, perhaps jump on a jet boat ride in the Harbour, or chill out on a sunset cruise

39 Australia Northern Territory Territory & Outback 11 Days Katherine Gorge cruise

What’s included • 10 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels 2 nights in a lodge 1 night in an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie Swag (more on p.16) • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 4 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 2 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu scenic flight

When to go and how much Code: TEAD 2011/12

Code: TEDA 2011/12

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Start Darwin

Finish A$ A.Springs pp*

2011 APR 3 MAY 1 MAY 29 JUN 26 JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18 OCT 16 NOV 13 DEC 11

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

13 11 8 6 3 31 28 26 23 21

1585 1585 1585 1585 1545 1545 1545 1545 1499 1499

2011 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30 DEC 28

APR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

2 30 28 25 23 20 17 15 12 10 7

1585 1585 1585 1585 1545 1545 1545 1545 1499 1499 1499

2012 JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 4 APR 1 APR 29 MAY 27 JUN 24 JUL 22 AUG 19 SEP 16

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP

18 15 14 11 9 6 4 1 29 26

1499 1499 1499 1615 1615 1615 1615 1589 1589 1589

2012 JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 21 APR 18 MAY 16 JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5

FEB MAR MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP

4 3 31 28 26 23 21 18 15

1499 1499 1499 1615 1615 1615 1589 1589 1589

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$159. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$79. See p.11 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$899/add A$295 twin-share. TEAD: Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. TEDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 9:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60. Hike Kings Canyon

Visit a reptile park


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6 Days From A$925pp* A$155/day

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

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TI TREE

contiki.com.au/kakadu

ALICE SPRINGS

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$99. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$49. See p.11 for details.

Choose your direction Your choice - travel from Darwin to Alice Springs, or from Alice Springs to Darwin.

When to go and how much Code: AKDA 2011/12

Code: AKAD 2011/12

Start Darwin

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Start A.Springs

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2011 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7 OCT 5 NOV 2 NOV 30 DEC 28

MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

2011 APR 8 MAY 6 JUN 3 JUL 1 JUL 29 AUG 26 SEP 23 OCT 21 NOV 18 DEC 16

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

13 11 8 6 3 31 28 26 23 21

969 969 969 945 945 945 945 945 925 925

2012 JAN 13 FEB 10 MAR 9 APR 6 MAY 4 JUN 1 JUN 29 JUL 27 AUG 24 SEP 21

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG AUG SEP

18 15 14 11 9 6 4 1 29 26

925 925 925 989 989 989 989 975 975 975

2012 JAN 25 FEB 22 MAR 21 APR 18 MAY 16 JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP

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30 27 26 23 21 18 16 13 10

969 969 969 969 945 945 945 945 925 925 925

925 925 925 989 989 989 975 975 975

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$485/add A$149 twin-share. AKDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 2:00pm. AKAD: Start Alice Springs 9:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

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

• Kakadu National Park Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area

visit contiki.com.au/kakadu-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Day 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek Chill out with a refreshing swim at Mataranka before stopping & ‘knocking one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory. Tonight, stay in Tennant Creek surrounded by million-acre cattle stations & local Aboriginal communities. (B,D) • Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools • Visit Elsey, the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead • Visit Daly Waters - famous outback pub • Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek Day 6: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs Experience 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) • Maybe sight a UFO in Wycliffe Well! • See Aboriginal art & didgeridoos in Ti Tree’s local art gallery

Kakadu National Park

• Katherine Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge


Alice & Uluru

41 Australia Northern Territory Alice & Uluru 5 Days Quad biking adventure

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contiki.com.au/uluru Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki team & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, local Aussie characters & Aboriginal art. You can even get up close to native wildlife at a reptile park. Hotel (D) • View the spectacular MacDonnell ranges from ANZAC Hill • See the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap • See the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley on Todd Regatta • Tour the Flying Doctor’s base • Hands-on reptile park experience Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Get a cultural fix as you visit members of the Walpiri Aboriginal community, try some ‘bush tucker’ & learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station where we’ll go local like real Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag.  Contiki Special Stay (B,D) • Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’ • Sleep under the stars in a traditional Aussie ‘swag’ Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru We hit the road & make our way to one of the worlds most iconic sights, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Watch the amazing colours change as you experience this truly incredible spot. Lodge (B) • Wake up to the smell of fresh cooked bacon & eggs, just how you like it • See the 700 million year old Mt Conner & Lake Amadeus

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What’s included • 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 1 night in a hotel 2 nights in a lodge 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ (more on p.16) • 6 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • National Park fees, local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

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Only Contiki Day 4: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’ for some close up angles & stories of this amazing area & its Aboriginal rock art. Lodge (B) • Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre • Hike the ‘Valley of the Winds’ at ‘KataTjuta’ (The Olgas) • See Uluru at sunrise & sunset Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Say farewell to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park as we head back to Alice Springs where your tour ends this afternoon. (B) • Enjoy a hearty barbeque ‘Big Brekkie’

When to go and how much

• Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience • Visit Royal Flying Doctor Base

Code: AEDA 2011/12

Code: AEAD 2011/12

Start A.Springs

Finish A$ A.Springs pp*

Start A.Springs

Finish A$ A.Springs pp*

2011 MAR 28 APR 25 MAY 23 JUN 20 JUL 18 AUG 15 SEP 12 OCT 10 NOV 7 DEC 5

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829 829 829 829 809 809 809 809 789 789

2011 APR 3 MAY 1 MAY 29 JUN 26 JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18 OCT 16 NOV 13 DEC 11

APR MAY JUN JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

7 5 2 30 28 25 22 20 17 15

829 829 829 829 809 809 809 809 789 789

2012 JAN 2 JAN 30 FEB 27 MAR 26 APR 23 MAY 21 JUN 18 JUL 16 AUG 13 SEP 10

JAN FEB MAR MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP

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2012 JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 4 APR 1 APR 29 MAY 27 JUN 24 JUL 22 AUG 19 SEP 16

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP

12 9 8 5 3 31 28 26 23 20

789 789 789 845 845 845 845 829 829 829

• Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ tour

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Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$79. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$39. See p.11 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$379/add A$119 twin-share. AEDA: Start Alice Springs 1:30pm & end Alice Springs 5:00pm. AEAD: Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Alice Springs 5:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

MacDonnell Range Hot air balloon ride

• Kings Canyon Explore Kings Creek Station on a quad-bike • Scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon • Uluru Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru • Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles

visit contiki.com.au/uluru-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Alice Springs Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & MacDonnell Ranges


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42 Stunning scenery, unlimited adventures & great people. It’s all part of what makes travelling to New Zealand a must-do. And Contiki’s no different. We’ve been travelling the world since 1962 & we’ve perfected the art of travel for 18-35s.

It’s your choice\

More free time\

With 8 tours to choose from, there’s a Contiki adventure that’s perfect for you. From 3-15 days & with trips covering the North Island & the South Island (or both!) – you’re guaranteed to find a tour to suit. With loads of departure dates & different start & end cities, we give you the flexibility to holiday your way.

On top of all our inclusions, we still make sure there’s plenty of time off the itinerary to experience exactly what you want.

NZ, Contiki & you\ We know what you’re after when you travel, so we make sure we bring the real New Zealand to life for you. Your passionate Tour Manager & Driver, plus our Customer Service teams, are all committed to giving you amazing travel experiences. Because we’ve got the expertise to take you further & essential local knowledge that you can’t get from a guidebook, we get you off the tourist trails & in to the heart of the true NZ.

Experience more\ An exclusive ride on Queenstown’s Shotover Jet, take a dip in the Franz Josef Glacier hotpools or a stroll through Taupo’s active Craters. Learn the Haka & sip a beer at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Ale House, plus more. What’s even better? It’s all included. We take the hassle out of travelling & because of our experience, we’ll hook you up with some must-do inclusions & great deals too, so it’s easy. Take a look at p.10 to see how Contiki stacks up & check our great deals on p.11.

Remember, if you book early you save money!

Whether it’s throwing yourself off a bungy, black water rafting in Waitomo or just kicking back with a drink, you get free time every day. We’ve put together a load of tempting Optional Activities, so you’ll never be short of ideas. Think skydiving, zorbing & horse trekking to sailing trips, luging, skiing or boarding plus more. We’ve got loads of options on hand so you really get the most out of your trip. See p.46-47 for more.

Do it local\ Travelling isn’t just about amazing experiences & great memories - it’s about getting that essential local angle on the places you visit. So when you travel with us, we’ll show you the real New Zealand. From experiencing a Maori cultural performance to finding that special swimming spot in the Bay of Islands or partying with the locals in Taupo – it’s all about getting off the beaten track. Our on-road team are all Kiwi’s too - so you’ll be hard pressed to find someone better to show you around.

Amazing places to stay\ When you travel with Contiki in NZ you’ll experience some amazing accommodation. Stay in centrally located hotels with fantastic facilities, comfy beds & great extras like swimming pools & WiFi. See p.44 for a taste of what you’ll enjoy.


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Endless adrenalin, action, culture & adventure...

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Taste New Zealand\ Get ready to indulge in some top Kiwi cuisine when you travel with us. We include breakfast everyday & some dinners, but we don’t include every meal (especially lunches) for a reason. It’s about giving you more independence & a chance to go local, while having the flexibility to suit your budget too.

Rotorua & delicious pizza dinner at one of Queenstown’s iconic bars & restaurants. We’ve included meals at some local restaurants in the tour price too, so you can really get a taste for the places you visit. And when you’re out & about & going local, try some kiwi favourites like fish & chips or mouth watering NZ lamb.

We’ve included some extra special meals in your tour price, like a champagne BBQ dinner in the Bay of Islands, a traditional Maori ‘Hangi’ in

No matter what your tastes (or even your dietary requirement - just tell your Tour Manager at the start of your tour), you’ll love what we have to serve up.

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Comfort, great locations & facilities are what makes our New Zealand accommodation so exceptional. From well located hotels to a rainforest retreat in Franz Josef, it’s all about mixing it up when you travel with us. Special places to stay Wake up overlooking Lake Wakitipu in Queenstown, stay in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier Village & maybe play a spot of pool in the bar. Chill out in the Bay of Islands at a resort hotel by the beach, or experience the cool Auckland vibes at a hotel in the heart of the city’s downtown area, plus many more. Great comfort & top locations When you stay in the city, our hotels are central, so there’s more time to get out & explore. They’re always comfy, with great facilities like pools, gyms, in-room TV’s, laundry facilities, fluffy towels & WiFi. Going solo? It’s your choice – you can twin-share with a mate, or opt for the privacy of your own room for a little extra, it’s up to you. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers either – with quad-share rooms, we’ll mix you up with some same sex room-mates.

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You’ve saved hard for your holiday so to guarantee you get the most out of your trip, we’ve included loads of cool stuff, for no extra cost. They’re NZ’s must do’s, like speeding the canyons of Queenstown on a Shotover Jet ride, learning a traditional Maori ‘Haka’ then taking a dip in some glacial hotpools, plus loads more. Travelling is about seeing, touching & tasting the places you visit. It’s about getting the most out of your holiday (& your money), getting up close to the must-see sights & having a great time along the way. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to some not-to-be-missed sights & some entry fees too, plus we get you in faster, so you have more time to see & discover.

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You won’t just ‘tick the box’ when you travel with us. Only Contiki includes a bunch of exclusive experiences. Ride the iconic Shotover Jet, sip Champagne in the Bay of Islands, visit Dunedin’s Speights Ale House (and that’s just the start). So look out for them beside the map on the tour pages. And there’s even more value with Contiki—there’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo & if you want a little privacy then you always have the option of twin-share or your own room for a little extra.

Travel New Zealand with us & enjoy, we’ll hook you up with some great places to stay. Think well located hotels with great facilities that you’ll love, like the stylish Mecure Hotel in Auckland, less than a minutes walk from the CBD, a hotel overlooking Lake Wakitipu in Queenstown & a hotel in Rotorua right next to one of the world’s best spa facilities (so it’s perfect for a late night dip!). Indulging in some great local food is one of the highlights of any holiday. We include some extra special meals, like a pizza dinner at one of Queenstown’s most popular restaurants & traditional ‘Hangi’, whilst still giving you plenty of time to seek out & discover the best local cuisine for yourself (like New Zealand lamb, of course!). ENJOY LOADS OF INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONTIKI

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Explore More\ Do more with your free time\ It’s no secret that New Zealand is known for its adventure activities, amazing scenery & all round adrenalin rush! To make sure you get the most out of your trip, we give you lots of free time & have put together a load of other activities & experiences that are not to be missed. Want to throw yourself off a bridge on a bungy? Want to go horseriding, fishing or relax in a spa? It’s up to you. Free time means time to do free stuff too, like shop, go for a stroll or simply sit back & soak up the atmosphere. Our trips are designed to ensure you have loads of free time so you can choose to do what you want & spend what you want too. It’s about flexibility, coupled with an endless amount of NZ adventures at your fingertips. As well as all our included highlights & exclusive experiences – we’ve hand picked loads of Explore More optional activities & Kiwi must-do’s, negotiated great prices & we’ll organize it all for you, so it’s easy! Get an adrenalin fix on a 109m canyon swing, ride a quad bike at the top of a mountain & ride a zorb ball. You can also choose to take a day break from Queenstown & cruise Milford Sound fiords to spot wildlife, or discover the locations from the Lord of the Rings films, plus more.

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Go for it & create your own adventure.

horse trek in the Bay of Islands/spot kiwi birds at Rainbow Springs/jetboat ride to Taupo’s Huka Falls/chill out in a spa resort/125kph nevis arc sky swing/Wairarapa wine trail/Lord of the Rings tour/black water rafting in Waitomo/Heli hike ride in Fox Glacier/skydive over Rotorua/party cruise on Lake Taupo/Dart River wilderness safari/quadbiking adventure in Queenstown/aj hackett bungy/scenic flight over Mt Cook/Bay of Islands fishing trip/parasailing adventure in Paihia/zorbing in Rotorua/seal coast safari in Wellington/whitewater rafting on the Kawarau River and many more‌ To find Explore More choices, look for the orange panel on the bottom of every tour page.

For a full list of optional activities for each tour go to: contiki.com.au/exploremore


Grand Explorer 15 Days From A$1815pp* A$121/day

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• Bay of Islands BBQ dinner & champagne • Ferry ride & guided historical walking tour of Russell • 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 • Thrilling Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown • Queenstown Skyline gondola ride • Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory • Tour & tasting at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Brewery

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• Bay of islands Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading • Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike (gear provided) & sand dune ‘surfing’ • Fishing trip • Queenstown Tandem skydive • AJ Hackett bungy jump • Waitomo Black water rafting through underground caves • Skyswing 400m above the town • Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook • Rotorua Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis • Milford Sound Cruise stunning Milford Sound (more on p.54-55) • Wellington Day trip to major ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie locations visit contiki.com.au/grand-explorer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


49 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki team & head to the idyllic Northland region, with its laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. Later, chill out in seaside Paihia. Hotel (D) • Venture across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbour 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 2: 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) Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland. After lunch, roll through the lush, green countryside to Waitomo, with it’s amazing limestone formations & a visit to the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) • Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub • Kiwi BBQ dinner 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 centre of the native Maori people. Hotel (B,D) • Rotorua city tour • Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive farm experience • Hangi & cultural concert Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area & find yourself in Taupo. This area offers 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 6: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage Listed Tongariro National Park, to the vibrant capital city. 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 harbour views, eclectic shopping & thriving nightlife. 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

13 Day option for the Grand Explorer

A$1725pp* A$133/day

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Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter, 13 day version of the 15 day Grand Explorer tour that ends in Queenstown. • For 13 day tour price - deduct A$230 from price in the price box.

coastline, 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 & later on to Franz Josef. Lodge (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 & adventure hub Queenstown. Hotel (B) • 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’. Experience atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars & a picture postcard lakeside setting that will blow your mind! Hotel (B)(B,D) • Queenstown tour • See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Days 11-12: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling in July or August! Choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B,D) Day 13: Queenstown to Dunedin Drop into cute Arrowtown, ride the Shotover Jet then maybe opt for an adrenalin rush at the original home of bungy! Later, it’s a change of scene as we head to the student hub, Dunedin. Hotel (B) • Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting • Take a spin on the Shotover Jet Day 14: Dunedin to Lake Ohau Stop at Moeraki for a look at the massive boulders located right by the beach. Later, it’s onto Lake Ohau for views of Mt Cook & the Southern Alps. Lodge (B,D) • See the world’s steepest street • Visit historic Oamaru, Benmore Dam & Omarama • Tour & taste at the Cadbury chocolate factory Day 15: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Opt in for an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie Country back to Christchurch where the tour ends. (B)

• Twin room supplement: A$145. • Single room supplement: A$735. • Code: ex Auckland: NDZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 10:00am. • 13 day tour ends at Tanoa Aspen Hotel in Queenstown. Please note: Departures marked in the price panel with • will be 14 days, deduct A$100 from the price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: A$145. • Single room supplement: A$735. • 14 day tour ends at Queenstown airport. Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$169. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$85. See p.11 for details.

New Zealand Grand Explorer 15 Days Hole in the Rock fastboat

When to go and how much Code: NGZA 2011/12

Code: NGZC 2011/12

Start Finish A$ Auckland C’church pp*

Start Finish A$ C’church Auckland pp*

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* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$785/add A$179 twin-share. NGZA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NGZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. • These tours feature a revised days 13 -14 itinerary to include an overnight stay in Milford Sound. The itinerary is day 13: Queenstown to Milford Sound, day 14: Milford Sound to Lake Ohau, day 15: Lake Ohau to Christchurch & days 1-12 as per itinerary above. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

What’s included • 14 nights multi-share accommodation: 11 nights in hotels & resorts 3 nights in lodges (more on p.44) • 20 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) 6 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$199. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$99. See p.11 for details.

Milford Sound highlight optional\ Take a break & try something different – a day trip & boat cruise on the stunning Milford Sound. This slice of paradise is known for its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins & incredible scenery. For more info see the explore more highlight optional box on p.54-55.


Grand Adventurer 13 Days From A$1615pp* A$125/day

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• Waitomo See the famous glowworms & rock formations • Fox Glacier Heli-hike tour • Fly to & walk on the glacier • Rotorua Skyline gondola & luge rides • Guided walk through the • Queenstown Whitewater rafting • Bungy jumping bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras • Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt. Cook, NZ’s highest peak • Lake Taupo Rocks ‘n’ Ropes adventure course • Milford Sound Cruise stunning Milford Sound (more on p.54-55) • Wellington Quad biking adventure • ‘Hop on/hop off’ city tour visit contiki.com.au/grand-adventurer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


51 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Waitomo Meet up with your Contiki team & roll through lush, green countryside to Waitomo, with its amazing limestone formations & a chance to visit to the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (D) • Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub • Kiwi BBQ Day 2: 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 & cultural 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 3: Rotorua to Taupo Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area & find yourself in Taupo, nestled among spectacular natural wonders. This area offers 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 4: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage Listed Tongariro 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 5: Wellington Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbour 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 6: 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 7: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier Venture through the majestic Southern Alps & along the rugged West Coast to

11 Day option for the Grand Adventurer

A$1455pp* A$133/day

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Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter, 11 day version of the 13 day Grand Adventurer tour that ends in Queenstown. • For 11 day tour price - deduct A$235 from price in the price box.

Hokitika. Then later, it’s on to Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D) • Christchurch city tour • Scenic drive through Arthur’s Pass • See traditional Maori greenstone carving Day 8: 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) • Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests • Stunning drive through the Southern Alps; see Lake Hawea & the Crown Range Days 9-10: 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,D) • Queenstown tour • See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Days 9-10: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling in July or August! You can choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B,D)

Day 11: Queenstown to Dunedin Drop into cute Arrowtown, ride the Shotover Jet then maybe opt for an adrenalin rush at the original home of bungy! Later, it’s a change of scene as we head to the student hub, Dunedin. Hotel (B) • Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting • Take a spin on the Shotover Jet Day 12: Dunedin to Lake Ohau Stop at Moeraki for a look at the massive boulders located right by the beach. Later, it’s onto Lake Ohau for stunning views of Mt Cook & the Southern Alps. Lodge (B,D) • See the world’s steepest street • Visit historic Oamaru, Benmore Dam & Omarama • Tour & taste at the Cadbury chocolate factory Day 13: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Opt in for an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie Country back to Chirstchurch where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) • See the beautiful turquoise waters of glacial Lake Tekapo

• Twin room supplement: A$119. • Single room supplement: A$589. • Code: ex Auckland: NBZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 10:00am. • 11 day tour starts or ends at Tanoa Aspen Hotel. Please note: Departures marked in the price panel with • will be 12 days, deduct A$100 from the price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: A$119. • Single room supplement: A$589. • 12 day tour ends at Queenstown airport. Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$149. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$75. See p.11 for details.

New Zealand Grand Adventurer 13 Days Maori cultural show & ‘Hangi’ meal

When to go and how much Code: NPZA 2011/12

Code: NPZC 2011/12

Start Finish A$ Auckland C’church pp*

Start Finish A$ C’church Auckland pp*

2011 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

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* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$655/add A$155 twin-share. NPZA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NPZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. • These tours feature a revised days 11-12 itinerary to include an overnight stay in Milford Sound. The itinerary is day 11: Queenstown to Milford Sound, day 12: Milford Sound to Lake Ohau, day 13: Lake Ohau to Christchurch & days 1-10 as per itinerary above. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

What’s included • 12 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in hotels & resorts 3 nights in lodges (more on p.44) • 17 meals: 12 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$179. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$89. See p.11 for details.

Milford Sound highlight optional\ Take a break & try something different – a day trip & boat cruise on the stunning Milford Sound. This slice of paradise is known for its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins & incredible scenery. For more info see the explore more highlight optional box on p.54-55.


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53 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki team & 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’ harbour 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 2: 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 – there’s heaps on offer. Hotel (B) • Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi • See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori Day 3: 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 • Kiwi BBQ 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 centre of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a traditional Maori hangi & cultural concert. Hotel (B,D)

• Rotorua city tour • Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive experience showcasing Kiwi farming, farm animals & a 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-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 6: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage Listed Tongariro 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 7: Wellington Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbour 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 the South Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline through the country’s largest wine region to Christchurch where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) • Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds • Visit a seal colony on the Kaikoura coast

Catamaran cruise, Bay of Islands

6 Day option for the Northern Highlights

A$725pp* A$121/day

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Got more time? We’ve got a shorter, 6 day version of the 8 day Northern Highlights tour that starts or ends in Wellington.

• For 6 day tour price - deduct up to A$270 from price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: A$65. • Single room supplement: A$319. • Code: ex Auckland: NNZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 6:00pm. • Code: ex Wellington: NNZC. Start 7:30am/End 12:00 noon. • 6 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

New Zealand Northern Highlights 8 Days When to go and how much Code: NNHA 2011/12

Code: NNHC 2011/12

Start Finish A$ Auckland C’church pp*

Start Finish A$ C’church Auckland pp*

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9 13 17 21 25 29 2 6 10 14 18 22 26 1 5 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 1 13 25 7 19 31 12 24 5 17 29

1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1035 1035 1060 1060 1060 1060 1060 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090

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What’s included • 7 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels 1 night in a resort 1 night in a lodge (more on p.44) • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$109. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$55. See p.11 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$429/add A$85 twin-share. NNHA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NNHC: Start Christchurch 7:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$79. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$39. See p.11 for details. Ride the Huka Jet, Taupo


Scenic Southern 7 Days From A$885pp* A$127/day

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• Lake tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook, NZ’s highest • Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear peak or Kawarau Rivers provided) • Heli-hike tour • Fly to & walk on the glacier • Scenic • Queenstown Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River • helicopter flight to see Mt Cook & land on Fox Glacier Canyon swing on a giant rope across the Shotover River, 109m up! • Milford Sound highlight optional Cruise stunning Milford Sound

visit contiki.com.au/south-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do


55 Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau Meet up with your Contiki team & 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 2: Lake Ohau to Dunedin Enjoy stunning views of Mt Cook & the Southern Alps. Stop at Moeraki for a look at the massive boulders located right by the beach on the way to Dunedin. Hotel (B) • Tour & taste at the Cadbury chocolate factory • Visit historic Oamaru, Benmore Dam & Omarama • See the world’s steepest street • Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting Day 3: Dunedin to Queenstown It’s a change of scene as we leave the student hub, Dunedin. Drop into cute Arrowtown, ride the Shotover Jet then maybe opt for an adrenalin rush at the original home of bungy! Hotel (B) • Take a spin on the Shotover Jet Days 4-5: 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,D) • Queenstown tour

8 Day option for the Scenic Southern

A$1045pp* A$131/day

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Got more time? We’ve got a longer, 8 day version of the 7 day Scenic Southern tour that starts or ends in Wellington.

• See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

New Zealand

Days 4-5: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling in July or August! You can choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B,D)

Scenic Southern 7 Days Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting

When to go and how much Day 6: 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. Lodge (B,D) • Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests • Stunning drive through the Southern Alps Day 7: 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. (B) • See traditional Maori greenstone carving • Scenic drive through Arthur’s Pass National Park • Christchurch city tour Please note: This is the itinerary for the tour code NSZC. The NSZA itinerary operates in reverse.

• For 8 day tour price - add up to A$160 to price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: A$85. • Single room supplement: A$355. • Code: ex Christchurch: NSHC. Start 8:00am/End 6:00pm. • Code: ex Wellington: NSHA. Start 7:00am/End 6:00pm. • 8 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$109. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$55. See p.11 for details.

Milford Sound highlight optional\

If you’ve done a bungy, rafted, quadbiked & jetboated your way around Queenstown - why not mix it up & take a day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. We’ll drive you to this stunning area, then jump on-board a boat & cruise these incredible waters to experience this slice of paradise. Keep your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins & seals amongst this incredible scenery. You can choose to take the coach back to Queenstown, or there’s also the option to fly - it is up to you. Experience it for yourself!

Code: NSZC 2011/12

Code: NSZA 2011/12

Start Finish A$ C’church C’church pp*

Start Finish A$ C’church C’church pp*

2011 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

2011 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

APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

23 5 17 29 10 22 4 16 28 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 1 9 17 25 3 11 19 23 27 31 4

899 899 899 899 899 899 899 885 885 885 885 885 885 935 935 935 935 935 935 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959

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 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

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP OCT

8 12 16 20 24 28 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 4 8 12 16 28 9 21 3 15 27 8 20 2 14 26 7 19 31 12 24 6

959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935

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 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

APR APR MAY MAY JUN JUN JUN JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR APR APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

15 27 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 1 13 25 6 18 30 12 24 1 9 17 25 3 11 15 19 23 27 31 4

8 12 16 20 24 28 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 4 8 20 1 13 25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28

899 899 899 899 899 899 899 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 935 935 935 935 935 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959

959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 959 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 935 935 935 935 935 935 935

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$295/add A$75 twin-share. NSZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NSZA: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. • These tours feature a revised days 2-3 itinerary to include an overnight stay in Milford Sound. The itinerary is day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau, day 2: Lake Ohau to Milford Sound, day 3: Milford Sound to Queenstown & days 4-7 as per itinerary above. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

What’s included • 6 nights multi-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & resorts 2 nights in lodges (more on p.44) • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$99. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$49. See p.11 for details.


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Bay of Islands

New Zealand Bay of Islands 3 Days Parasailing!

What’s included LE MI ETY H NIN BEAC

• 2 nights multi-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.44) • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

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3 Days From A$285pp* A$95/day

BAY OF ISLANDS RUSSELL PARRY KAURI PARK

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• Bay of Islands BBQ dinner & champagne • Ferry ride & guided historical walking tour of Russell

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contiki.com.au/bay When to go and how much Code: NCZA/NCZC 2011/12 Start Finish A$ Auckland Auckland pp*

Start Finish A$ Auckland Auckland pp*

2011 APR 9 APR APR 21 APR MAY 3 MAY MAY 15 MAY MAY 27 MAY JUN 8 JUN JUN 20 JUN JUL 2 JUL JUL 14 JUL JUL 26 JUL AUG 7 AUG AUG 19 AUG AUG 31 SEP SEP 12 SEP SEP 24 SEP OCT 6 OCT OCT 18 OCT OCT 26 •• OCT OCT 30 • NOV NOV 3 •• NOV NOV 7 • NOV NOV 11 •• NOV NOV 15 • NOV NOV 19 •• NOV NOV 23 • NOV NOV 27 •• NOV DEC 1 • DEC DEC 5 •• DEC DEC 9 DEC DEC 13 •• DEC DEC 17 DEC DEC 21 DEC DEC 25 DEC DEC 29 DEC

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 10 • 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

11 23 5 17 29 10 22 4 16 28 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 28 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 3 7 11 15 19 23 27 31

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

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG AUG SEP SEP

4 8 12 16 20 24 28 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 4 8 12 16 28 9 21 3 15 27 8 20 2 14 26 7 19 31 12 24

295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 289 289 289 289 289 289 289 289 285 285 285 285 285 285 285

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Team in New Zealand’s largest city & head north up the coast to the idyllic & green Northland region. This area is a favourite holiday 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 8m arms to wrap yourself around them! Tonight, take it easy at a seaside resort in Paihia & experience the beauty & spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D) • Venture across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbour 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

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$139/add A$30 twin-share. Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Auckland 12:00 noon. • The tour code for these dates is NCZC only. •• The tour code for these dates is NCZA only. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60. Sand dune surfing

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• 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’

visit contiki.com.au/bay-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Day 2: 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) • Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi • See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori Day 3: 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 & harbour views before the tour ends around lunchtime. Swap emails & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)


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Sun & Steam

New Zealand Sun & Steam 5 Days What’s included

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5 Days From A$619pp* A$124/day

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• 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in hotels 1 night in a lodge (more on p.44) • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

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contiki.com.au/steam Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Team in New Zealand’s largest city & head north up the coast to the idyllic & green Northland region. This area is a favourite holiday 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 & experience the beauty & spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D) • Venture across Auckland’s Harbour Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbour 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 2: 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) • Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi • See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland, with it’s panoramic location right on a harbour & surrounded by outer islands. After lunch, roll through the lush, green countryside to Waitomo. There’s over 300 caves in the area, with some

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unique attractions like amazing limestone formations & glowing bugs at the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) • Enjoy a traditional New Zealand country pub • Kiwi BBQ Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua See even more amazing scenery today enroute to Rotorua. Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you enter Rotorua, New Zealand’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,D) • Rotorua city tour • Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive experience showcasing Kiwi farming, farm animals & a world famous sheep show Day 5: Rotorua to Auckland You’ll be collected by a transfer coach to head through the Waitomo countryside back to Auckland where the tour ends when you arrive in the late afternoon. (B) Please note: The transfer from Rotorua to Auckland is not operated by Contiki, but a third party operator.

When to go and how much

• Bay of Islands BBQ dinner & champagne • Ferry ride & guided historical walking tour of Russell • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua

Code: NRZA 2011/12 Start Finish A$ Auckland Auckland pp*

Start Finish A$ Auckland Auckland pp*

2011 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 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

APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP OCT OCT OCT NOV NOV NOV DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC DEC JAN

13 25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 30 7 15 23 1 9 13 17 21 25 29 2

629 629 629 629 629 629 629 619 619 619 619 619 619 619 619 629 629 629 629 629 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649

JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN JAN FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB MAR MAR MAR MAR APR APR MAY MAY MAY JUN JUN JUL JUL JUL AUG AUG SEP SEP SEP

6 10 14 18 22 26 30 3 7 11 15 19 23 27 2 6 18 30 11 23 5 17 29 10 22 4 16 28 9 21 2 14 26

649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 649 639 639 639 639 639 639 639 639 635 635 635 635 635 635 635

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save A$59. Or pay 6 months in advance & save A$29. See p.11 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$239/add A$50 twin-share. Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Auckland 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Guided bush walk

• Bay of Islands Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch • Waitomo Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves

visit contiki.com.au/steam-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

• Rotorua Skyline gondola & luge rides • Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras


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Ultimate Winter Adventure

New Zealand Ultimate Winter Adventure 7 Days 1

What’s included

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FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 HAAST PASS

KA IKO UR A

• 6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.44) • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 3 dinner (D) • An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 1 • Number of World Heritage sites visited

ARTHUR’S PASS

7 Days From A$1195pp* A$171/day

CHRISTCHURCH LAKE TEKAPO LAKE PUKAKI

5 QUEENSTOWN

PACIFIC OCEAN

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Only Contiki

• Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef • Thrilling Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown • Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

contiki.com.au/nzski When to go and how much Code: CZSKI03 2011/12

Save More Money If you pay 12 months in advance you save up to A$119. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to A$59. See p.11 for details.

Discover Lord of the Rings country

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Start Finish A$ C’church C’church pp*

Start Finish A$ C’church C’church pp*

2011 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28

2012 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26

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1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229 1229

* Prices above are based on maximum twin-share. For quad-share rate reduce twin price by A$55. Single room supplement add A$275 to twin-share price. Start Christchurch 8:30am & end Christchurch 6:30pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.62. For travel insurance see p.60.

Itinerary and Included Sightseeing Day 1: Christchurch to Fox Glacier Meet up with your Contiki team & 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. Later, 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 2: 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 & traveller’s favourite – Queenstown! Hotel (B,D) • Westland National Park drive full of glaciers & ancient rainforests • See Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers • Jaw-dropping drive through the Southern Alps Days 3-5: Queenstown You’re here to ski or board, so hit the slopes & carve up the mountain! This area is made up of some of the country’s best resorts, with 3 mountain playgrounds to pick from – The Remarkables, Coronet Peak & Cardrona. With 3 mountains to choose, 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

• Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) • Glacier heli ride & hike

visit contiki.com.au/nzski-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Day 6: 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 bungy-jumping, caving, rafting, sledging, jetboating or skydiving. Tonight head out to one of the many fantastic bars in town, full of locals & travellers. Hotel (B) • Queenstown tour Day 7: 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. The tour ends here & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) • Exclusive Shotover Jet ride • Stop at AJ Hackett’s bungy 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 Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is available for hire in Queenstown.

Fox Glacier heli-hike

• Queenstown Scenic tandem skydive • AJ Hackett bungy jump


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Auckland Explorer

New Zealand Auckland Explorer 3 Days

3 Days A$225pp A$75/day

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 & fantastic 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 must-see Auckland spots. There’s heaps 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! Or take to the streets & soak up the cool vibes at Parnell & Ponsonby for some great coffee, amazing shopping & good times. A walk through the Viaduct Harbour is a must do, once the heart of the America’s Cup, it’s got a great choice of restaurants & cool bars. There’s a wine trail on Waiheke Island, harbour sailing options, ferry trips & Maori & Polynesian markets…the list is unique & it’s almost endless!

What’s included • 2 nights twin-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.44)

• 2 meals:

2 breakfasts (B)

• Welcome pack with maps & activity ideas

• 1 day Explorer Bus sightseeing ‘hop on hop off’ pass

Please note: A Contiki Tour Manager is not included in this short break package. Twin room basis can only be booked when 2 friends book the same trip at the same time. Share types may be on a request basis. This short break package can only be booked in conjunction with a Contiki New Zealand tour.

• Tour code: NZAS • Twin-share A$225 • Single room supplement A$155

Skytower jump!

Day trip to Waiheke Island

visit contiki.com.au/auckland-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

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Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know:

What’s Included? • Coach, train, ferry transport, internal flights as listed in the ‘What’s included’ section on tour pages. • Accommodation & meals as listed in the ‘What’s included’ section on tour pages. • Sightseeing listed in the ‘Included highlights’ section in each tour itinerary. Unless specified, entrance fees to these locations are included. • Experienced Contiki Tour Manager & Driver.

What’s not included? • Air & ferry transfers to tour departure point. • Personal expense money. • Visas, personal insurance, medical fees. • Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than those specified on tour pages. • Optional excursions & activities such as white water rafting, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, etc. • Lunches (unless specified under “What’s included”) & some dinners.

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, your documentation will be released 21 days prior to your departure. You’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travellers Guide’- an information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of all optional activities available on your tour. Your free Contiki document wallet & luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

How much luggage can I bring? Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”) & maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On tours which include Flotilla Sailing, a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. No external metal frame backpacks please. 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 Tour Manager can arrange these for you in Queenstown on tour. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your tour includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions. Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees incurred as a result of overweight luggage

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

What should I pack? Am I expected Comfortable, casual clothing for day to tip on tour? wear & ‘smart/casual’ for dining & those nights out. Remember that in Autumn/Winter you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/jacket. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential. For further details, please refer to your ‘Travellers Guide’ information book.

Explore More Optional Activities

Every country in the world has different tipping policies & in Australia & New Zealand within service industries, tipping is common practice. Tipping is totally optional & only given if you feel the service has exceeded your expectations. Your Tour Manager will assist you with any questions about this. Likewise, if you think your Contiki team have done an exceptional job then you may wish to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s completely up to you.

When do I choose? Optionals are arranged & 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 & your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour with major credit cards or cash (A$ in Australia or NZ$ in New Zealand).

Do I need vaccinations?

Brochure authenticity

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 (December to April).

We have put a great deal of effort into producing this brochure. The information given & literature produced by Contiki has been compiled with care & is published in good faith. Sometimes, because of circumstances outside our control we have to alter some activities. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

At the time this brochure went to press (February 2011), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

Seasonality & climate

Inland alpine areas of the South Island in New Zeland can be as cold as -10 C between May & October.

Contiki check-in For more information on how to get more before & after your tour see p.13.

Do I need visas? Please read carefully. Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to enter Australia & New Zealand. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your tour. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a tour. Consult Contiki or your travel agent to determine any visas you require & how to obtain them.

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


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Gold Seal Protection

Booking Security

Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most tour operators are interested in their passengers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal even before you leave home.

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

Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$99 per person: By paying A$99 per person Cancellation Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only. On Your Tour: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the tour for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death, you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion of the tour. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A Doctor’s certificate is required. The Cancellation Option fee is not refundable for any reason. Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki tour, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia.

Massive thanks. At Contiki we keep it real, so we asked some of our past travellers & their mates to come & re-live their Contiki experience & help us with photography for this brochure. A huge thanks to all our travellers (below) – you guys were fantastic! Nothing’s possible without our team either, so a big thank you to Darthy, Alexis, George, Will, Dan, our suppliers & our team at Contiki Australia & New Zealand. If you’d like to be considered for one of our photo shoots please email contikiholidaysphotography@gmail.com with what tour you did, where you’re from & also attach 3 photos - who knows next year it could be you! Andee

Emily

Ben

Jessika

Kevin

Jaynee

Dave

Eileen

Lily

Katie

Blaire

George

Dan

Sian

Nick

Sam

* Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Photography credits Photos Courtesy of AJ Hackett p.48. Girl bungy jumping, p.3. bungy jumping p.46 & front cover Man bugy jumping Photos Courtesy of Kaitiaki Adventures & Rotorua Combo’s p.5 White water rafting Photos Courtesy of Interislander p.9 Interislander Cruise Ship Photos Courtesy of ©OCEANA/ Mar Mas p.12 Turtle, Juan Cuetos p.12 Marine life Photos Courtesy of Bailey Kitzmann p.25 Feeding a Kangaroo Photos Courtesy of Bridge Climb Sydney p.25 Sydney Harbour Bridge - otto Holdings (Aust) Pty Limited Photos Courtesy of Australia Tourism p.27 Flinders Ranges - Mike Newling Photos Courtesy of Tourism New South Wales p.29 Byron Bay - Hamilton Lund, p.32 Cape Tribulation Photos Courtesy of Northern Territory Tourist Commission p.39 Darwin, Kakadu National Park & Katherine Gorge Photos Courtesy of Julie Salsbury p.42 Fox Glacier Photos Courtesy of Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef p.44 Hotel Room Photos Courtesy of Real Journeys p.46, p.49, p.51, p.55 Boat Cruise Photos Courtesy of Explore NZ Bay of Islands p.53 Catamaran Cruise Photos Courtesy of Hannah Bierre p.55 Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting Photos Courtesy of Flying Kiwi Parasail p.56 Parasailing Photos Courtesy of Awesome.nz Bay of Islands p.56 Sand dune surfing p.56 Dolphin Swimming Photos Courtesy of Zorb Ltd p.57 Zorb Photos Courtesy of Fox Glacier heli hike p.58 Group snowball fight

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

Australia

pool with beach area, heated spa & sauna, restaurant & bar.

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 & heated spa. Rooms are air-conditioned & have TV, direct dial telephone & tea/coffee making facilities.

Getting there: There are 2 airports servicing Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast airport is approx 12km (7 miles) or 30 minutes drive south, & transfer shuttles cost approx A$18 one way. Brisbane airport is approx 90km (56 miles) or one & a half hours north, & 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.

Getting there: The All Seasons Oasis is 12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs Airport. The Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights & will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$15). A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$25. Alice Springs Departures: Start at 8.00am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Uluru (AEAD version). Start at 9.00am: Alice & Kakadu. Start at 1.30pm: Alice & Uluru (AEDA version). Stay longer rates: Quad: A$45 Twin: A$65 Single: A$120 CAIRNS Rydges Esplanade Resort, Corner The Esplanade & Kerwin Street, Cairns: Located a 15 minute walk from the heart of Cairns & overlooking the Coral Sea, the resort features 3 swimming pools, tennis court, business centre, brasserie & lobby bar, & fully-equipped health & fitness centre. Getting there: Rydges Esplanade Resort is 6km (4 miles) from Cairns International Airport. A taxi to the hotel is approx. A$15. Cairns Departures: Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Island & Rainforest, Rainforest Adventure.

Surfers Paradise Departures: Start at 4.30pm: Cairns Sunshine Trail. SYDNEY The Holiday Inn Potts Point, Corner Victoria Street & Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point: Ideally positioned in the heart of Potts Point & Kings Cross entertainment precincts with the Sydney CBD close by, the Holiday Inn features a restaurant & bar. Rooms are air-conditioned, with ensuite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, colour TV & mini bar. Getting there: The Holiday Inn Potts Point is 16km (10 miles) from Sydney International Airport. Shuttle buses meet all incoming flights & 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.

Start at 2.00pm: Beaches & Reefs, Cairns Sunshine Trail, Magical Tropics.

Sydney Departures: Start at 7.00am: Reefs & Rainforests, Beaches & Reefs, Coast & Whitsundays, City to Surf, Aussie Explorer.

Stay longer rates: Quad: A$35 Twin: A$69 Single: A$130

Start at 5.00pm (check in from 3.00pm): Sydney New Years Eve.

DARWIN Quality Frontier Darwin, 3 Buffalo Court, Darwin: Conveniently located, the Frontier Darwin’s rooms are all air-conditioned with TV’s & in-house movies. The hotel has a large swimming pool, restaurants, public bar & beer garden.

Check in from 3.00pm: Sydney Explorer.

Getting there: The Quality Frontier Darwin is 13km (8 miles) from Darwin International Airport. Darwin Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights & will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$11). A taxi fare is approx A$25. Darwin Departures: Start at 7.30am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Kakadu, Aussie Explorer. Stay longer rates: Quad: A$50 Twin: A$75 Single: A$145 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

Stay longer rates: Triple: A$65 Twin: A$90 Single: A$160 WHITSUNDAYS Island Option: Getting there: Our hotel is Daydream Island Resort. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meets flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Daydream Island, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island, approx A$50. Start at 5.00pm at Daydream Island: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Island options).

For more info check out contiki.com.au/departurepoints

Two night sailing option: 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, Whitsunday Shuttle Service offers pre-booked transfers to Airlie Beach (approx cost A$15). Clients should call Pro Sail on 1800 810 116 or 07 4946 7533 if they require assistance. Check in by 3:00pm at Airlie Beach: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Sailing options).

New Zealand AUCKLAND Mercure Hotel Auckland, 8 Customs Street, Auckland: Situated in the centre of the city, within a short walking distance of the central shopping & tourist areas. Facilities include a brasserie-style restaurant & bar. Getting there: The Mercure Hotel Auckland is 22km (14 miles) from Auckland International Airport. The cheapest form of transport to & from Auckland Airport is the Airbus situated just outside the terminal building (approx NZ$15 pp plus 20% discount with Contiki Travellers 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: A$85 Single: A$165 CHRISTCHURCH Bealey’s Hotel, 263 Bealey Ave, Edgeware, Chistchurch: Located 20 min. walk from the centre of Christchurch. An excellent base to make the most of the city sights, shopping facilities & 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: A$49 Twin: A$59 Single: A$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 (Only valid for tours departing 1st April - Sep 30, 2011: 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 & 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: A$60 Single: A$105 WELLINGTON Abel Tasman Hotel, 169 Willis Street, Wellington: Well located in the main shopping & business area & short walking distance to the waterfront & 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 & to the right (approx NZ$7.50 pp). Get off at Courtney Place. Other forms of transport are shuttle vans (approx NZ$25 pp) or taxis (approx NZ$35). Wellington Departures: Start at 7.30am: Scenic Southern (8 day option), Northern Highlights (6 day option). Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: A$69 Single: A$115 NOTE: • Rates are per person per night including private facilities. • Rooms are available in Australia for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights in Sydney & 1 night in Cairns, Alice Springs & Darwin. 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 A$35. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before &/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room, booking must be made at the same time. • All hotels are subject to availability & where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.


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Booking 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 HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates as at 4th February, 2011. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (February, 2011) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a Share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the tour program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it be credited to any other booking. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE Over 45 days notice: 45-22 days: 21-8 days: 7-1 days: Day of departure:

CANCELLATION FEE Deposit is forfeited 27.5% of tour fare 33% of tour fare 55% of tour fare 100% of tour fare

Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your tour booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your travel agent. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed & more than 45 days prior to tour departure, you wish to change to an alternate departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to availability & provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of A$35 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date, tour itinerary booking within 45 days of tour departure will be treated as a cancellation, & normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Recent legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All guests must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.

• Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling on international tours. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/ from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & 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 staff &/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport & all visas, permits & certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations & to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our Group brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit & will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss

of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages & remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Tour Managers, representatives, drivers & local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage & optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & delay to passengers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a tour shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the passenger of the terms & 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 & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2011 to September 2012. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited.


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1300 CONTIKI (1300 266 845) www.contiki.com.au reservations@contiki.com.au 35 Grafton Street Bondi Junction NSW 2022 Licence number 2TA00 1868 ABN - 18 002 525 340 IATA - 023 06496

Whether you’re looking to organise a group tour to Europe, America, Asia, Australia or New Zealand then please have a look at the huge range of tours in our brochures. It is more than likely that at least one of our trips will fit perfectly. As long as you are all 18-35 any date can be reserved exclusively for your group at special reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for you. If you’re looking for something completely different for your school, university or club then just ask – we’ve been designing and running outstanding special tours for years.

Travel Agent Reservations Sydney metro - 02 9511 2222 Other areas - 1300 301 835 Fax - 02 9511 2210 www.contiki.com.au/agents Email - reservations@contiki.com.au Payment advice - paymentadvice@contiki.com.au • The first step is to confirm that there’s availability on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, you can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour. • At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. DRIVEN BY SERVICE

thetravelcorporation.com Contiki Holidays is a division of the family-owned The Travel Corporation, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

• Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send confirmation of the details of the booking. • You must pay the balance of your holiday fare no less than 45 days prior to your departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days prior to your departure date. • We will then send your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure date. IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person per tour, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.63, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Contiki loves the planet The text pages for this brochure are printed on 100% recycled paper. By doing this we’re using less trees & sending less waste to landfills. You can help too, by recycling this brochure when you’re done. Either pass it on to a friend to read, or pop it in your recycling collection. Easy.

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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 and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. © Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Printed in the Australia.

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