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HOLIDAYS FOR 18-35’s 2012/13 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Inc. Hawaii & Fiji stopovers

GO EXPLORE

THE ORIGINAL

SINCE ‘62 Celebrating 50 great years. See p.28

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> MEET CÉLINE Ms Cousteau talks oceans, Ghandi, and her family. See p.56

> MAIN COURSE Get ready to indulge in a taste of Australia & New Zealand. See p.19 & 51

> MORE INCLUDED Oz & NZ’s best experiences, included for you. See p.29 & 57

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CONTENTS NZ & AUS 2012/13 >

Litchfield N.P

DARWIN KAKADU N.P KATHERINE

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

Mataranka Daly Waters

Mossman Gorge

NORTHERN TERRITORY

What’s What

Port Douglas

CAIRNS

TENNANT CREEK Devils Marbles

Townsville

Wycliffe Well

Mackay

The Olgas

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SURFERS PARADISE

Brisbane Currumbin

BYRON BAY COFFS HARBOUR GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

Australia with Contiki Accommodation & food Explore more Includes more The Big Walkabout 25 days from US$4549 Reefs & Rainforests 16 days from US$2729 Beaches & Reefs 14 days from US$2485 The Sun Seeker 10 days from US$1815 Sunsets & Surf 12 days from US$2239 Island & Rainforest 7 days from US$1279 Tropical Wonder 5 days from US$879 City to Surf 7 days from US$1315 Whitsundays Sailing 2 days from US$290 Outback Adventure 11 days from US$1769 Alice & Kakadu 6 days from US$1079 Rock & Red 6 days from US$1075 Dive packages 3 / 5 days from US$699 Sydney for New Year 4 days from US$1439 Aussie Festivals 1-3 days from US$189

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New Zealand with Contiki Accommodation & food Explore more Includes more The Big Tiki 17/19 days from US$2359 Kiwiana Panorama 14/16 days from US$1999 Northern Choice 10/11 days from US$1319 ‘Sweet as’ South 9/10 days from US$1215 Grand Explorer 13/15 days from US$1779 Grand Adventurer 11/13 days from US$1549 Northern Highlights 6/8 days from US$795 Scenic Southern 7/8 days from US$969 Ultimate NZ Ski 7 days from US$1159 Sun & Steam 7 days from US$1025 Jaffas & Jandals 3 days from US$295 Auckland Explorer 3 days US$225

Port Macquarie

NEW SOUTH WALES

SYDNEY Victoria ILE M Y H ET N AC NI BE

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Capricorn Coast

CATTLE STATION

ULURU

South Australia

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ALICE SPRINGS

FRASER ISLAND NOOSA

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QUEENSLAND

Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON

New Zealand Tours

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(Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach

Australia Tours

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WHITSUNDAYS

Shute Harbour

Western Australia

PAIHIA Russell Parry Kauri Park

AUCKLAND TASMAN SEA

WAITOMO CAVES TAUPO

ROTORUA Huka Falls

NORTH ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

WELLINGTON

Picton

SOUTH ISLAND Kaikoura

HANMER SPRINGS Hokitika

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER

Arthur’s Pass

CO AS T

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Meet Contiki Love Aus & NZ It’s your Aus & NZ Only Contiki Meet the team & Getting around For travellers like you Compare Contiki Save with Contiki Contiki cares Join us online

KA IK OU RA

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GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully

Christchurch

Haast Pass Lake Tekapo Wanaka

LAKE OHAU

Milford Sound

QUEENSTOWN

PACIFIC OCEAN

DUNEDIN

Cool Stuff 28 29 56 57

The original since ‘62 Experience Aussie Meet Céline Experience NZ

Other Stuff 72 73 74 75 76

Stopovers Want to stay longer? Got a question? Booking conditions How to book

Need help finding your perfect trip? Scan to ask the Contiki genius Meet us & other travellers online:

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www.contiki.com

The Original

Since ‘62 Exploring the world with us is about more than just travelling, it’s about taking a journey. A journey where you’ll discover awe inspiring places & create unforgettable memories. It’s about all the sights you want to see (& the ones you didn’t expect) - a travel experience that will change the way you see & think about the world. Our trips start with people like you, travellers with a hunger for new experiences, new places & people determined to get the most out of every minute. With Contiki, go deep into the real Aussie & New Zealand, the way it should be explored. Get into the legendary experiences, taste the incredible food, be a part of the local customs & cultures.

We’re the original travel company for 18-35s. We’ve been travelling the world with people like you since ’62. See p.28 for more

If you’re a seasoned traveller, a first timer, heading off with a group or going solo – one thing is for certain, with us you’ll experience more. From more inclusions for less, amazing accommodation, authentic local food, to incredible sights, the best ways to spend your free time, mixed with our expert team means you’ll see & experience the best.

The greatest journeys start with a single step & end up as legendary stories. Start your story with us.

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Love Australia & New Zealand... We all travel for the moments. Those moments that make your jaw drop, your eyes widen & your heart stop. Like cruising the fiords of Milford Sound, watching the sunrise over Uluru or speeding down Queenstown’s Shotover River in a jetboat. Other moments are low key, like sitting back & taking in the Bay of Islands views with new friends, learning some Maori phrases from the locals in Rotorua or watching the sunset as you chill on the beach in the Whitsundays.

One thing is for certain – these moments come together to create your story – one that will stay with you for life. Australia & New Zealand are like nowhere else. Their legendary icons, landscapes, experiences & incredible locals are what make them a traveller must-do, time & time again. Head ‘Down Under’ for an adventure like no other & come home with your own amazing story to tell. Your story starts here...

Jet set Spin class 17:43: Rotorua

10:56: The Whitsundays

Art gallery 13:56: Kakadu

Water park

12:10: Florence Falls

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UNESCO’s World Heritage sites

Traffic jam 14:10: The Outback

Australia has more World Heritage sites than any other continent in the world. Most Contiki tours visit World Heritage sites, so look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages. visit contiki.com/worldheritagelist to find out more

Jump start

Skyscraper 07:30: Queenstown

Steam room

09:37: Rotorua

17:15: Kakadu

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Contiki

The

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Travelling in Australia & New Zealand is mind-blowing & experiencing it with Contiki isn’t quite like anything else. Here’s why...

Explore your way. No matter which way you like to travel, we’ve got a trip to suit. Want a long adventure to see it all? Or a shorter trip for the time you’ve got? Whether it’s a festival or day trip, a long or short adventure, we’ve got a tour to suit, within your budget. With 27 tours from 1-25 days, get ready for your ultimate trip.

More time to explore. No holiday would be complete without time to really unwind the way you want. That’s why we give you plenty of time to explore your way & create your own adventure. Relax by the water, hit the shops, explore the places you visit or just chill – it’s up to you. We also give you lots of inspirational ideas with our optional activities. See p.20-21 & 52-53 for more.

Get more with Contiki. Getting the most out of your money is key when you travel – so we include more in our tours meaning you experience the very best. Our trips include more sights, more activities, more amazing accommodation & exclusive extras you only get with us. The bottom line? You’ll get more incredible experiences travelling Contiki.

We’re here for you. From your Tour Manager & Driver to our customer service teams, everyone has one single thing in mind – you. We’re all here to ensure your holiday is the experience of a lifetime. See p.8-9.

Amazing places to stay. Travel with us & experience the best ways to stay in Aussie & New Zealand. Our accommodation is hand-picked to ensure its unique to the places you’ll visit. In the cities its central hotels, plus beach resorts, lodges & our Special Stay experiences like our Surf Camp, & overnight in a comfy swag like a true Aussie ‘bushie’! What’s best? It’s always comfy & will always impress.

Local know-how. Wherever you travel, you want the local know-how. So with us you get just that. We’ll help you uncover the best local experiences, from the hottest local places to eat or party, to the best hidden spots off the beaten track. Our born & bred Aussie & New Zealand team are all passionate travellers who can’t wait to show you the inside angle on the places you visit.

Uluru

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Why choose

Contiki? When you travel to Australia or New Zealand with us you see more, experience more & get more for your money

The original since ‘62 Because we’ve been doing what we do longer than anyone else, no one knows Australia & New Zealand like us. We live & breathe it & our experience means that you get the most amazing, authentic, life changing experiences for 18-35s.

Travel your way 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, a festival or an adventure in the snow, we’ve got it. No matter how you want to explore, if you’re a first timer or a seasoned traveller, going solo or with a group, you will find your perfect trip with Contiki.

More free time We build in loads of free time so you can explore on your own if you want. Free time means time to head off & get local, but we’ve also organised a whole load of amazing optional activities for you to try if you’d like. It’s your choice. Our Tour Managers take care of all the details (so you don’t have to), so you get the most out of your trip.

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

Extraordinary service Wherever you travel, you want the local know-how. So with us you get just that. We’ll help you uncover the best local experiences, from the hottest local places to eat or party, to the best hidden spots off the beaten track. Our born & bred Aussie & New Zealand team are all passionate travellers who can’t wait to show you the inside angle on the places you visit.

Incredible accommodation Our ways to stay in Aussie & NZ rock! You’ll be sure to always sleep easy, our hand-picked accommodation like central city hotels, lodges & resorts, plus Special Stays for a unique local flavour will ensure you’re comfy & always impressed.

Incredible food Australia & New Zealand offer some seriously gastronomic delights. From lots of included meals so you get more bang for your buck, to unique regional flavours that will impress, get ready to tempt your tastebuds (& your tummy) when you travel.

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

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Meet the team The Contiki Difference There’s nothing like being shown around the places you visit by the locals. A travel mate who’s got the insider track to show you the very best, a friend who is solely focused on making your trip an epic journey. Our team are all born & bred Kiwis & Aussies, they love it here! They’re also passionate travellers with only one thing on their mind. You. Our Tour Manager & Driver teams are your onroad guidebooks. They’ll fast-track you to the mustsee sights & open doors to authentic experiences that only locals could possibly know about. And they’re always happy to help. They’re professionals who make your trip hassle free.

Barnaby & Ritchie, New Zealand

We pick the best of the bunch & send them on a comprehensive training trip (the best in the industry). This means you can sit back & relax, knowing that

choosing to go Contiki means everything from finding your hotel, to knowing the best local bars & every other important detail of your trip is taken care of. On top of this, in many locations we use expert local guides to give an insider’s unique perspective of the places we travel. Having a team as big, knowledgeable & well trained as ours means one thing - you just need to focus on experiencing the absolute best of Australia & New Zealand.

ONLINE, ON THE ROAD > Love WiFi? So do we! In Aussie, on our East Coast coaches we have WiFi – so you can keep in touch with your mates back home as you travel (plus keeping Facebook & Twitter updated as you’re on the road), so you’ll never be caught out. * In New Zealand, the majority of our coaches have WiFi, so keeping in touch & showing off about your travel adventures is easy. ** * WiFi is not available on our Northern Territory tours ** WiFi is available on our New Zealand coaches from October 2012

Locally guided bushtucker tour, Alice Springs

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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.

Your comfy Contiki coach Your yacht in the Whitsundays

Travelling on our 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. As well as WiFi on board some of our coaches, you can charge your phone, camera or iPod on board too, plus these plush, air-con coaches are environmentally friendly.

Kakadu crocodile cruise

What’s best? They’re easy & hassle free. We get you where you need to be, drop you right at your door & unload your bags. We make getting around Oz & NZ easy.

Onboard

POWER POINTS

PROFILES

Cruise the Marlborough Sounds

PAUL, Driver, lives in Sydney I want… to explore new places, meet people, hear their stories & learn about other cultures. Everyone has a great story to tell. I love my job… because there is nothing that makes me more proud or happy than to show off my country. And see people’s

> Barnaby, lives in Maraetotara, New Zealand Taste… Kaimoana, which is Maori for seafood. Don’t miss… our Milford Sound highlight optional. You’ll love NZ… because it is so different to anywhere else in the world. faces when they see the Great Barrier Reef or stand up on a surf board for the first time. You’ll love Australia… because it’s nothing like you have ever seen before. What’s not to love? Drinks are cold. Weather is warm. People are friendly. And it’s some of the most amazing country you will ever see.

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> JOHN, Tour Manager, lives in Melbourne I’m… passionate about my country & giving people an Australian experience to last a lifetime. Taste… Aboriginal bush food like kangaroo tail, bush tomatoes & even the famous witchety grub if you’re brave enough. Listen… to the sound of silence as you gaze at the millions of stars in the Outback. What a sight! I know… the best places to eat drink, shop & see. I’m like your vvery own personal Aussie guide book that talks.

Get in touch with fellow travellers:

to keep you charged

Don’t miss… seeing the Great Barrier Reef. When you put your face underwater for the first time it blows your mind. Amazing!

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Some of the best experiences you can have on the road are not just the places you visit, but the people you share them with. Contiki began as a bunch of friends discovering Europe together, back in ‘62. Sharing the good times with likeminded young travellers is still at the heart of everything we do today. Our trips bring together people just like you

from all around the globe. So whether you’re an experienced traveller or a first time explorer, travelling solo, as a couple or group, you’ll come home with great memories shared with new friends.

you For travellers like

We’d love to hear from you... Charlie O. facebook “I got back from the Aussie explorer last week & i wanted to say a BIG THANKYOU, i had the time of my life & the tour was amazing”

@eisenbee via twitter “Back from the best trip of my life, thank you New Zealand! #Contiki”

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Danni K. G.. facebook “2 weeks & a day until I leave for Oz! XD 2 weeks & 3 days until my Beaches & Reefs tour starts! :) Can’t wait to meet the people I’ve been talking to”

Patrick T. facebook “Did the Cairns to Sydney + sailing... great times!”

Hashtag your tweets. We read everything. #Contiki

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A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles

Going solo? More than half our travellers go it alone, which means you are guaranteed to link up with other young (18-35 is all we do), adventurous & likeminded travel mates. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers - we’ll match you up with a same sex room-mate. For a little extra you can always opt for the privacy of your own room, no hassle!

Our team is here to answer your questions, give advice & share all things Contiki ... twitter.com/contiki

First big trip? Your first big trip can be a bit daunting, even if you’ve travelled a lot before. So from the moment you decide to go, we’re here to help. Give us a call, drop us an email, get online or find us on Facebook & Twitter. We’ll answer your questions & give you lots of essential travel tips. Need advice on what to pack? Ideas for what to do with your free time? Just ask! You’ll also receive an exclusive Contiki-only Travellers Guide filled with essential pre-trip info, tips on the destinations you’re headed to, currency information, ideas for your free time plus lots more.

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Love Festivals? So do we! Getting your groove on at festivals is a great way to hang out with mates & chill. Let us get you right into the festival vibes at Aussie’s favourite Splendour in the Grass. We’ve also got legendary race days in both Sydney & Melbourne. With Contiki’s exclusive inclusions & awesome deals, it’s the only way to go. With packages to suit, grab some mates & be part of the action. For the full story see p.46-47 & get ready to let the good times roll.

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Great value Compare Contiki in a day Compare Contiki to travelling on your own & you’ll be surprised. As well as saving you money (see the table below) we give you more by looking after all the details & making your trip hassle free - things you don’t get when you go it alone. All your accommodation & transport looked after (including door to door service), loads of included sightseeing & some amazing local food. Most importantly, you get 24/7 access to our knowledgeable on-road Team - all their local insight will make sure you get the most out of all the places you visit. Auckland, New Zealand Breakfast

Day Travel Pass

Sightseeing

Transport Youth bus pass

Dinner (2 courses & a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

Accommodation 1 night (avg. price of budget hotel)

Total cost when travelling on your own converted to US$

$21.00

Sydney, Australia

$17.20

Gold Coast, Australia

$22.95

NZ

A

A

Eggs Benedict at Mecca

Bacon, eggs, tomato, toast, coffee & juice at Tropicana Caffe

Fully cooked breakfast, coffee & juice at Pancakes in Paradise

$15.00

$21.00

$10.00

NZ

A

A

Discovery Day Pass (Bus/trains/ferries)

Mymulti Day Pass (Bus/Train/Ferry)

Translink multi zone day travel pass

$40.00

$69.00

$35.00

NZ

A

A

Explorer bus pass. (Not including entry to attractions)

AAT Kings Sydney afternoon city sights & Bondi tour

Super Duck Land & Water city sightseeing tour of canals

$45.80

$19.45

$19.45

NZ

A

A

Based on Flexipass bus pass (30 hr pass averaging 5 hrs/day on travel days)

Greyhound Pass Sydney – Cairns valid for 90 days, travelling 20 days

Greyhound Pass Sydney – Cairns valid for 90 days, travelling 20 days

$42.40

$24.00

$36.70

NZ

A

A

At Degree Gastrobar

Una’s Restaurant 2 course meal

At Georges Paragon Seafood restaurant

$110.00

$130.00

How much is your time worth? Travelling on your own can be stressful. How do I get there? Where should I stay? What stuff do I need to see & how do I get tickets? There’s so much to sort, & it can take up loads of your precious time. Leave the hard bits to us - we get you there, sort your accommodation, show you the main sites (& the hidden gems too) & share advice on the best things to see & do. And in today’s world, having certainty over your costs is another plus.

$78.00

NZ

A

A

At Jucy Hotel

BASE Backpackers Sydney double room

Sleeping Inn (twin share with ensuite)

US$215/day

US$289/day

US$208/day

You can’t do all that we do for cheaper, see for yourself Contiki’s Australia or New Zealand from US$99/day* * Prices & exchange rates validated at 4th January, 2012 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 3 Day Jaffas ‘n’ Jandals p.71.

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Save with Contiki We know how important your hard earned money is to you, so we have plenty of deals to help your money go even further. Pay Early $

Scan to view our latest deals... Find out more at contiki.com/barcodes

SAV E

Book early & save up to US$459* if you book & pay 12 months before you leave, or save up to US$229* if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount. * Pay Early Savings of US$459 & US$229 based on The Big Walkabout p.24-25.

2 or more Book 2 or more Contiki tours (of 7 days or more from any of our destinations) at the same time to save US$100 for each additional tour you book. So continue your holiday with another tour in Australia or New Zealand or consider Europe, North America, South America or Asia.

Change Direction

Book with Mates

You could save up to US$190 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, look out for the symbol above on tour pages).

We believe in the principle of the more the merrier. So the more friends you can round up, the more you will save.

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.

Travelling Again? If you’ve travelled with us before, we’d like to welcome you back with a 5% discount. Plus, we can hook you up with discounts with our sister companies as well. See p.74 for more.

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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 for free! The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of the total tour price only. You can combine ‘Book with Mates, ‘2 or more’ & ‘Pay Early’discounts on tours of 7 days or longer. In calculating applicable discounts the land portion of the tour price excludes any included flight/ airfare costs, air taxes, surcharges & port taxes. External flights to & from the start & finish locations of the tour are not included in the tour price nor are they applicable for any of the above discounts.

Check out our latest deals at contiki.com/deals

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Contiki cares... We travel to experience the wonders that our world has to offer, be they natural or cultural, & we’re committed to ensuring they remain for the generations to come. Through our various causes we put conservation at the core of how we plan & run our tours. There are also a bunch of ways that you can help as well. Learn more at: contiki.com/contikicares/you

Contiki loves oceans. Oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s surface & they form the largest habitat on the planet supporting the greatest variety of life. We support marine preservation through our projects around the world,

including the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) which helps young environmentalists in their hands-on work protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef & by backing Oceana’s valuable research & education work. See p.56 for more.

Meet Céline Cousteau, our Sustainability Partner Find out more about Contiki’s Oceans projects on p.56.

Our Foundation We’re founding partners of the non-profit Conservation Foundation.

Our Foundation has spent 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.

Our coaches We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it.

Recycling The Travel Corporation & Contiki are committed to use 100% recycled paper for the body stock of all our brochures. The environmental benefits are important in the following ways:

water in a cleaner state than initially received. The use of 100% recovered fibre means that the mill uses approx 1/5th of the energy that would be required to produce corresponding grades from primary fibres.

Recycled paper makes for less waste being deposited into landfills.

The body stock paper in our brochures meets the following Forest/Environmental/Process Certifications: PEFC, Blue Angel, ISO 9001 & 14001.

The paper mill uses a chlorine free fibre bleaching process (PCF) that avoids potential dioxins from being released into adjoining waterways.

We are proud to commit to using what is one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth.

The paper mill uses a complex filtration process that returns the river

*

By using paper made from recycled fibre we save approximately. 90,000 trees per year.*

Calculation based on that provided by The Environmental Defense Fund.

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. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For more see: contiki.com/responsibletravel

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14 | 15 Get connected Join the Contiki community to create a personal profile, plan your trip, save articles & share your travel experiences. You’ll also get access to our discussion forums where you can chat to past travellers & our super-knowledgeable Contiki Team for lots of handy travelling tips & advice. Plus, head to our meeting place & chat with your tour mates before you leave.

Not sure what trip to choose?

Your e-brochure Create your own personalised Contiki e-brochure. Simply choose the tours you want to compare from the search results, name your e-brochure & then you can either download it to keep, or share on Facebook or Twitter – easy!

Compare tours on our website, post to Facebook & let your friends vote & help you decide.Simply select on search page to compare up to 5 tours.

Build yours at contiki.com/brochures

Join up contiki.com/community

Join us online... Whatever you’re looking for your search starts at contiki.com Get more info on our Aussie or New Zealand tours or use our trip finder to find your perfect trip. Our tour pages have past traveller reviews, interactive route maps, the ability to compare tours & you can check live availability & definite departures.

Contiki Reviews Win a tour - share your review & win a Contiki trip. Don’t just take our word for it, check out our tour reviews & see what our past travellers have to say about our trips. Plus, once you get back from your tour, leave a review & you could win your next trip on us!

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Get in touch

Already booked? Don’t forget to check-in for your tour – it only takes 5 mins. As well as saving you time & paperwork on the first day of your trip, it makes sure we have important contact information on file should we need to contact you.

Don’t miss our latest updates, deals or giveaways. Our team are there to answer questions, give advice & talk & share all things Contiki. Sign up contiki.com/newsletter

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Australia Tours

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15

tours to choose from

REMEMBER If you book early you save money!

• 15 TOURS, SHORT BREAKS, FESTIVALS, DIVE TRIPS & DAY TRIPS

• 6 WORLD HERITAGE SIGHTS • 3 WAYS TO GO • 1 CONTIKI

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Sun, surf, sand, stunning landscapes & un-missable icons & experiences. The real Aussie

Your trip, your way Aussie is legendary, just like Contiki. We know what you want to see & experience when you travel & because we’ve been on the road longer than anyone else, we have perfected the art of travel for 18-35s, so we’ll show you the best.

It’s about you With 15 tours to choose from – there’s always a trip to suit. Want to see everything from the East Coast to the Outback, just the Outback or craving the ultimate beach adventure? We’ve got a range of start & end options & loads of departure dates & tour lengths to make finding your perfect trip easy. With long & short trips, getaways, festivals or day trips, there’s a Contiki with your name on it.

“Choose from 15 great tours from 3 to 25 days”

Travel with us & get the real Aussie experience. We’ll show you all the secret spots - the best place to see the incredible landscapes of Kakadu, or the best spot to watch the sunset over Uluru. From surfing in Coffs Harbour to finding the best place to have a beer with some Aussie characters in the Outback. Our team live & breathe Australia, so they’re perfect for giving you access to the real local experiences.

Amazing accommodation Our accommodation will always impress. Central city hotels, beach resorts, eco-lodges & Special Stay experiences like Surf Camps, farmstays & sleeping under the stars in a comfy ‘swag’ is just a taste of what you can experience. Travel Contiki & get ready for our incredible overnights.

Do more for less More inclusions for no extra cost means you’re guaranteed to get more out of your trip. Australia’s a big place & we know what you want to see, so we make sure you see the big stuff & the smaller un-expected bits too. We save you time & money too – time because we take the hassle out of travel & money, because we include more & our experience means we get preferential deals. Check out p.12-13 for how we stack up & our fantastic ways to save.

More free time Time to head out & explore is key when you travel, so we include more time to do just that! Hit the shops in Sydney, sit back at a café or just chill at the beach with a book. 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.20-21 for more info.

Explore more: optional activities

Look out for the orange Explore More optionals panel on the bottom of every tour page

15 Australia tours to choose from

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Sleep easy

Nomads, Byron Bay

In comfort & style

Our Aussie accommodation is all about comfort, the best locations & unique experiences you’ll love. It’s the ultimate way to explore Oz - from hotels, resorts & boats, to beachside surf camps & our Special Stay overnights, it’s all about exceptional places to chill out & relax as you travel.

Yacht overnight experience, The Whitsundays

Daydream Island Resort, The Whitsundays

Holiday Inn Potts Point, Sydney

Lake Ohau Lodge

Aussie ‘bushie’ swag experience

Extra special stops Our Special Stay experiences are as unique as they are diverse. Think toasting marshmallows & sleeping under the stars in a comfy Kings Canyon ‘swag’, going country on our Farmstay Experience or right by the beach at our Surf Camp (see below).

Comfort & top locations When you’re in the city or at our Whitsundays Resort, get ready to stay in luxury. They’re always comfy, with all the facilities you’d expect, like gyms, pools, en-suites, fluffy towels & often WiFi.

Going solo? It’s your choice – twin-share with a mate, or opt for your own room for a little extra. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers either – with quad-share rooms we’ll mix you up with same-sex room-mates, so it’s no worries. visit contiki.com/australia to find out more

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Nomads, Byron Bay

Here’s a taste of what you can enjoy… Learn to surf…At our Surf Camp Aussie’s East Coast is not complete without learning how to surf like a pro - so with us you’ll do just that. Our Special Stay in Coffs Harbour serves up the ultimate place to experience the cool Aussie surfer lifestyle – complete with a surf lesson!

Stay at…Nomads Byron Bay Known for its hippie culture, boho vibes & stunning coast, Byron is a haven for those who live to relax. Travel Contiki & you’ll stay at Nomads, THE place to stay in Byron. A casual 5 minute walk from the beach means you’re right where you need to be, with comfort you’ll love. Tap into the free WiFi, take a dip in the spa, before a movie in the cinema lounge.

Our overnight stay is epic. Sit around the fire & chat with locals & when the night is over sleep right by the beach in our Contiki cabins .

Try…the Twisted Sista Café on Lawson Street. Byron is known for its vegetarian cuisine - so even for the carnivores amongst us, this is definitely the place to give it a go.

Learn… how to hit the waves like a pro. First timer? Our professional Mojo team will get you up on a board in no time. More experienced? Get tips on how to improve your skills.

Don’t miss…taking a walk to Cape Byron Lighthouse - Australia’s most easterly point. (We love it at sunrise).

Taste... a yummy Aussie BBQ dinner. Scan to check how you can learn to surf Contiki-style with Mojo

Tunes…It’s all about what chills you out. Walk the streets & hear sounds of bongo drums & didgeridoos; or load your iPod with homegrown Aussie bands: Little Red, Angus & Julia Stone & Passion Pit, mixing in some Magnetic Zeros for good measure.

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> Sydney Sydney’s iconic harbour is famous around the world. With dinner at one of our favourite restaurants overlooking Darling Harbour, it’s not hard to see why everyone loves it here.

When you travel you want to indulge in the unique local flavours. From mouthwatering steaks in the Outback to more adventurous eats like kangaroo or crocodile (if you dare); travel with us & you’ll discover Aussie’s best.

> Fraser Island Aussie ‘barbies’ are legendary – & with us you’ll feast on a gourmet BBQ of steak & fresh Barramundi fish (washed down with a beer) cooked just the way you like it. What’s better? Eating as you chill on the world’s longest sand island. Bliss!

> Noosa The local surf club is the heart of the Aussie surfing community – & we’ll take you there! With views of Noosa Beach, treat your tastebuds to some local cuisine & even meet a local lifesaver.

> Cairns Kangaroo & crocodile is a speciality in Oz, so what better place to give it a go than at our included dinner in Cairns. Trust us, it tastes better than it sounds.

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We include breakfast on most days, some lunches & lots of evening meals, but we don’t include every meal for a reason. Our team can help you uncover some of the best places to eat, at a price that suits.

to accommodate. 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.

We include loads of meals in our tour prices so you get more authentic local favours for less, like freshly caught fish at our Surf Club overlooking the beach, or a BBQ cooked the way only Aussie’s can. Wherever you are, you’ll really get your fix. We’ll cater to special dietary requirements too – just let us know when you book & we’ll do our best

Café culture, Sydney

Taste Australia

Local is the way to go & here are a few of our favourite meals you’ll indulge in on our trips

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Shopping, Brisbane Snorkelling, Great Barrier Reef

Quad biking, The Outback Chill out in your free time, Sydney

Explore more Make the most of your free time... No journey is complete without some time to explore, relax & go your own way.

Please note: Explore More optional activities are not included in the price of your tour. They are run by 3rd party operators & on occasions, for some activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore involve some risk.

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On our trips, the only things that are fixed are your destinations. Want to venture out on your own amongst the locals, or hang with new friends? Want to do something active or just chill out? It’s up to you.

Scenic flight, Kakadu Whitewater rafting, Tully

All of our trips are planned to ensure there’s heaps of free time, giving you the freedom to travel the way you want. Free time means time to head off & do your own thing, like shopping, exploring or relaxing by the beach. Grab your camera & frame up some great shots, or spend some time poolside, at the beach, doing something more active or taking to the streets. Free time is about doing what you’re into, taking time to enjoy the new places & new cultures. But we take it further. On each tour, for an additional cost we’ve hand-picked a load of

inspiring Explore More options, unique to the places you visit. Some will get your blood pumping, like a tandem skydive in Cairns, whitewater rafting in Tully, or quad biking in the Outback. They’ll give you a new perspective too, like a scenic flight over Kakadu, a hot air balloon ride over the desert or snorkelling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef. What’s even better? You’ll get great prices & we can organise it all for you.

New views, MacDonell Ranges Relax, The Whitsundays

Look out for the Explore More symbol on the tour pages & don’t forget your sense of adventure.

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 / Scenic flight over Kakadu / Hot air balloon ride over the Macdonnell Ranges / Guided cruise of Katherine Gorge / Skydive in Cairns / Zip line through the jungle in Cape Tribulation & many more...

visit contiki.com/exploremore

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Hike Kings Canyon Day trip to Fraser Island

Only Contiki includes more...

Explore Fraser Island by 4WD... Discovery 4WD is the ultimate day out. Fierce 4WDs combined with Aussie paradise make for a once in a lifetime experience. Florence Falls

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Learn to surf... Our pro surfers will get you up on a board on an included surf lesson at our overnight surf camp. Get ready to ‘hang 10’.

Aussie’s a big country, with so much to see, so we make sure you experience everything. From the big sights, to the truly local experiences, we want to make sure you see it & get the best bang for your buck too. With us, you get more included in the price of your tour than going any other way. Iconic sights, all included From the must-see’s like Uluru, Kings Canyon & the Blue Mountains, to the more local stuff, like hidden Whitsundays beaches or the oldest pub in the Territory (complete with local Aussie characters), we make sure you experience the very best of Oz.

Discover the real Oz You’ll learn more on our trips, with local guides, orientation tours everywhere you stop, plus extra special experiences you only get with us. Our team will get you inside the real Australia like only a local can – with authentic experiences like learning to surf, tasting ‘bushtucker’, learning to throw a boomerang & trying traditional local food that you won’t find anywhere else.

Exclusive experiences Learn to surf lesson

A Surf Camp right by the beach, an included day trip to the Blue Mountains, a Whitsundays Island Resort, plus more. Our Only Contiki exclusive inclusions take it up a level, check out p.29 & the tour page highlights for more.

Amazing accommodation On our trips we hook you up with the best ways to stay. In the city it’s always centrally located hotels, so

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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Included highlights are shown on each tour page

you’re right where you need to be. What else? Think a Whitsundays resort, an eco-lodge in the Daintree Rainforest, on-board a yacht & our extra cool Special Stay overnights like a beach side surf camp, a comfy ‘swag’ at Kings Creek Station or an overnight on a working cattle station. All included for you.

The best team Our friendly team are born & bred Aussies – meaning the best local knowledge is at your fingertips! From our on-road team to our customer service teams – from the moment you decide to book until the last day of your tour, it’s all about you.

Authentic local food Get ready for kangaroo & crocodile, succulent steak in the Outback, Aussie favourite Vegemite on toast or a Surf Club dinner right by the beach. We include more special meals so you can really get a taste for the real Oz.

Better value This all adds up to better value for you. Plus, there’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo & with awesome ways to save, there’s more ways to get more bang for your buck! See p.12-13 for more.

Definite departures Over 500 definite departures, with more added every week. Check your tour on contiki.com & look out for the definite departure symbol on the availability calendar.

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The Big Walkabout

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see opposite

25 Days From US$4549pp* US$182 per day

Kings Canyon

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• Sydney Harbour ferry cruise to Manly • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Noosa Surf Club dinner • Locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island with lunch & drinks • Alice Springs Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘Bushtucker’ tour • Alice Springs Reptile Center experience • Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P

Litchfield N.P

1 KATHERINE Mataranka

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

Daly Waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY

3 CAIRNS

1 TENNANT CREEK

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully

Devils Marbles

Only Contiki includes

Townsville

Wycliffe Well

Shute Harbour

2 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Plus

Plus Special Stays

Airlie Beach Mackay Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 The Olgas

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• Coffs Harbour Surf Village • Langmorn Outback Cattle Station • Kings Creek Station Outback Bush Camp

QUEENSLAND

2 ALICE SPRINGS

CATTLE 1 STATION

ULURU

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA

SURFERS PARADISE 2

South Australia

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NEW SOUTH WALES GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

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Explore more: optional activities

Port Macquarie

2 SYDNEY

Places visited 1 or more nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

Plus Domestic flight included in tour price!

E C TI O N

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

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Get ready for the ultimate mix of landscapes, activities, friendly locals & adventure. The endless Top End, the colours of Kings Canyon & Uluru blended with East Coast beach fun is what makes this trip a traveller must.

DON’T MISS

Australia

Trying crocodile & kangaroo in the Outback! The locals cook it like pro’s, so if you’re keen to give it a try, this is the place to do it!

The Big Walkabout 25 Days What’s Included:

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Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Sydney Meet up with your Contiki Team, then get the best views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. Cruise to Manly Beach for lunch & a swim, before dinner overlooking Darling Harbour. Hotel (D) Take a tour of Kings Cross, Bondi Beach, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Macquarie Street & The Rocks Ferry to Manly

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Day 2: Sydney Today we head to the Blue Mountains & learn about this amazing landscape. Hike the Jamison Valley ridge, before heading back to Sydney. Hotel (B) Trip to the Blue Mountains See the Three Sisters Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley

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Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village It’s out of the city & into the cool surf vibes at our Surf Village.  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D) Stop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

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Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay Get yourself onto the waves in our surf lesson! Tonight we head to legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B) ‘Learn to surf’ lesson Visit Australia’s most easterly point & Cape Byron lighthouse Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle & cool night life

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Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise We head north to Surfers Paradise & stop at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary - see wombats, kangaroos & maybe cuddle a koala. Resort (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Stay at a resort located right by the beach

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Day 6: Surfers Paradise With a free day, hit the shops or hit the skies on a skydive, visit Australia Zoo, or head to the beach & chill! Tonight, party with VIP club entry. Resort (B) VIP nightclub entry Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches

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Day 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Take a peek at Brisbane before we reach chic Noosa, where we have dinner at the surf club overlooking the beach. Resort (B,D) See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall See the Glasshouse Mountains Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a life saver

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Day 8: Noosa to Fraser Island Stroll along Rainbow Beach before exploring Fraser Island by 4WD. Drive through the rainforests, sand dunes & dip in the freshwater Lake McKenzie. Eco Lodge (L)

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Visit the largest sand island in the world Drive along Australia’s only sand highway Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks

Day 9: Fraser Island to Farmstay Head through the Great Dividing Range & into cattle country for a unique local overnight stay, you can even flex your skills at whip cracking!  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Boat trip across Hervey Bay – spot whales (seasonal) Stop at Childers, known for its heritage & farming history Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride Meet the station owners

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Days 10-11: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Enjoy 2 days of beaches & watersports at Daydream Island in The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D) (B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn See Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia Stop at Airlie Beach

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Days 10-11: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands incl. Whitehaven beach. See p.39 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,D) (B,L,D) Codes: ex Sydney: EXSXD / ex Darwin: EXDXD Day 12: The Whitsundays to Cairns Today, we head to Tropical North Queensland, & gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Tonight, there’s your chance to try some kangaroo. Resort (B,D) Townsville city tour See Magnetic Island Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island national park Pass through Tully, home to Oz’s best white water rafting

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Days 13-14: Cairns With 2 free days, experience Cairns’ best! From shopping & great nightlife to adrenalin activities & exploring the reef, you’re spoilt for choice. Resort (B) (B) Day 15: Cairns to Alice Springs Today we head to the Outback! Check out ‘The Alice’, famous for its Aboriginal art. Maybe hold a snake or lizard at our reptile park experience. Hotel (B,D) See the MacDonnell Ranges from ANZAC Hill See the stunning Aboriginal site of Simpsons Gap

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See the dry Todd River which hosts the annual Henley on Todd Regatta Reptile park experience

Day 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Try ‘bush tucker’, meet members of the Walpiri Aboriginal community & learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station – go local like Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag.  Outback Special Stay (B,D) Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’

Day 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Next we make tracks to Uluru. Take a walk through its neighbour - the Olgas before cooking up an optional BBQ dinner. Lodge (B) Enjoy bacon & egg breakfast See the 700 million year old Mt Conner & Lake Amadeus Hike through ‘Kata-Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

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Day 18: Uluru Catch the Uluru sunrise, take a walk around ‘The Rock’ & hear stories of the area & its Aboriginal rock art. Tonight, catch an Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly. Lodge (B) Visit Uluru Cultural Centre See Uluru at sunrise Toast Uluru at sunset

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Day 19: Uluru to Alice Springs Back in Alice, maybe burn around the outback on a quad bike, or just sit pool side & work on your tan. Hotel (B) Indulge in a BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’

Day 20: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Our ‘Top End’ adventure begins today we cross the Tropic of Capricorn to Aussie’s old mining town, Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) Keep your eye’s peeled for UFO’s at Wycliffe Well Visit the ‘Devil’s Marbles’

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Day 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop at the Territory’s oldest pub, then make a splash in Mataranka Thermal Pools. Later, it’s on to Katherine & its famous gorge. Hotel (B) Swim at the Mataranka thermal pools Hear stories from ‘We of the Never Never’ Homestead

we head to Darwin! Get your bearings on a city tour & visit the local museum. Later, maybe take a sunset cruise (seasonal) or hit the shops. Hotel (B) Wildlife cruise Guided city tour of Darwin Visit the Darwin Museum

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Day 25: Darwin Swim at Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park. Check out the incredible termite mounds & meet local Aboriginal artists before it’s time to say farewell to your travel buddies. (B) Swim in Florence Falls

How much & when ? Travelling Early Travelling between 1 April & 29 Sept 2012? The tour below “Aussie Explorer” coded EXSD features a revised itinerary: Coffs Hbr 1, Byron Bay 1, Surfers P. 2, Noosa 1, Fraser Is. 1, Cattle Stn 1, W’suns 3, Cairns 3, A. Springs 2, Kings Creek 1, Uluru 2, A. Springs 1, Tennant Creek 1, Katherine 1, Kakadu N.P. 2, Darwin 1. EXDS runs in reverse & is 24 days/23 nights. See contiki.com/aussie-explorer

Code: EXSD Start Sydney

2012 Apr 15 May 13 Jun 10 Jul 8 Aug 5 Sep 2

Finish Darwin

May Jun Jul Aug Aug Sep

9 6 4 1 29 26

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

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4539 4539 4539 4475 4475 4475

Code: EXDS Start Darwin

2012 Apr 18 May 16 Jun 13 Jul 11 Aug 8 Sep 5

Finish Sydney

May Jun Jul Aug Aug Sep

11 8 6 3 31 28

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

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Code: EXSDD

Code: EXDSD

Start Sydney

Start Darwin

Finish Darwin

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2012 Sep 30 Oct Oct 28 Nov Nov 25 ● Dec Dec 23 ● Jan

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Day 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip to see the massive Katherine Gorge. Next up: Kakadu National Park via Edith Falls for a swim. Hotel (B,D) Visit Katherine Gorge Cool off in Edith Falls

EXSD/EXDS Single room supplement (tour only) add US$2485/ add US$815 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$2195/ add US$715 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

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Day 23: Kakadu National Park Explore Kakadu today - the landscapes, wildlife & Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock & Ubirr will impress. Hotel (B) See Aboriginal rock art Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

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Day 24: Kakadu to Darwin Take a cruise to spot some crocs & wildlife, before

Included flights: This trip includes flights as specified on the map opposite as part of the tour price. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.74 for important info.

EXSDD/EXDSD Single room supplement (tour only) add US$2475/ add US$789 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$2195/ add US$699 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). EXSDD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. EXDSD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 5:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ▲ This tour spends 2 nights in Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 600 car races.

24 nights multi-share accommodation (23 nights for reverse itinerary): 17 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a surf village, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night at a cattle station, 1 night at an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’, 2 nights in a lodge (more on p.18) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.39) 34 meals: 23 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 10 dinners (D) Sailing option - 36 meals: 23 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/ EXDSD) Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to Darwin. Or save up to US$190 if you travel from Darwin to Sydney (this tour will be 24 days long).

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SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$459. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$229. See p.13 for details.

6 World Heritage sites visited

Kakadu National Park

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Reefs & Rainforests

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see opposite

16 Days From US$2729pp* US$171 per day

The Rainforest

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

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1 CAPE TRIBULATION Mossman Gorge

• Locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island with lunch & drinks • Noosa Surf Club dinner • Entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Sydney Harbour ferry cruise to Manly

3 CAIRNS GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

Northern Territory

Shute Harbour

Only Contiki includes

CORAL SEA

Port Douglas

2 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay

QUEENSLAND

CATTLE 1 STATION

Plus

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND

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• Langmorn Outback Cattle Station • Coffs Harbour Surf Village

1 NOOSA Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

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Currumbin

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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) Surfers Paradise Locally guided 4WD National Park rainforest tour Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal) Sydney Climb the Harbour Bridge Visit contiki.com/reefs-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Go snorkeling on the Reef & work on your tan in the Whitsundays. From koalas & kangaroos to a farmstay, you’ll do it local before hitting the beach, where Byron Bay & Surfers Paradise serve up some of the best sand & surf in the world.

Chanel: I had the most amazing time! Contiki is a great company to travel with & I would highly recommend them to anyone travelling on their own.

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Meet up with your Contiki Team & hit the road! Get an insider look at ancient Aboriginal culture & check out Port Douglas before reaching lush Cape Tribulation. Lodge Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge

Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Make a splash in a local watering hole then check out the mangroves on a walk with our local guide. This afternoon it’s back to Cairns. Resort (B) Swim in a local waterhole Mangrove boardwalk with our expert local guide

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Days 3-4: Cairns With 2 free days, experience Cairns’ best! From shopping, great nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & exploring the reef, you’re spoilt for choice. There’s also a chance to try some kangaroo if you’re up for it. Resort (B,D) (B) Day 5: Cairns to The Whitsundays Visit Airlie Beach & get into its relaxed café scene before a quick ferry ride to paradise on Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best white water rafting Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island national park Check out Townsville on a city tour Stop at Airlie Beach

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Day 6: The Whitsundays This place is the ultimate way to relax. So take time to chill or get into some watersports & good times at Daydream Island Resort. Resort (B) Days 5-6: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands incl. Whitehaven beach. See p.39 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,D) (B,L,D) Codes: ex Cairns: BWCWD / ex Sydney: BWSWD Day 7: The Whitsundays to Farmstay Say farewell to paradise, as we jet through sugar cane country to our true Aussie farmstay overnight.  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D)

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Visit the Tropic of Capricorn See Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride Meet the station owners & try whip cracking!

Day 8: Farmstay to Fraser Island Head back out to the coast – we’re spending the night at the natural wonder that is Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B) Stop at Childers, known for its heritage & farming history Boat trip across Hervey Bay – look out for whales (seasonal) Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

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Day 9: Fraser Island to Noosa Explore Fraser Island, (the world’s largest sand island no less) by 4WD. Get back to nature with a bushwalk & drive through the rainforests, sandunes & dip in the freshwater Lake McKenzie. Take a stroll at amazing Rainbow Beach before reaching the chic beach town, Noosa, for dinner at a surf club overlooking the beach. Resort (B,L,D) Visit the largest sand island in the world Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Drive along Australia’s only sand highway Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a local life saver

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Day 10: Noosa to Surfers Paradise Get into the chic vibes of Noosa, then stop & check out Brisbane before reaching the East Coast party capital, Surfers Paradise! Resort See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall Stay at a resort located right by the beach

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Day 11: Surfers Paradise With a free day, explore the way you want. With great shopping it’s the perfect place for some retail therapy, or hit the skies on a tandem skydive, visit Australia Zoo, or head to the beach with a book & some beats & chill. Tonight, get into the party capital of Oz with VIP club entry. Resort (B) VIP nightclub entry Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches

••

Day 12: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see wombats, pat a kangaroo & cuddle up to a

koala. Tonight we keep the beachside vibes rolling as we head to legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Aussie animals Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle, galleries, amazing food & cool night life

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Day 13: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour Surf Village Get yourself onto the waves on our surf lesson! With their tricks of the trade, our pro surfer guides will have you up on a board in no time. So grab your towel, sunnies & iPod & hit the beach for the ultimate chill.  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D) Visit Australia’s most easterly point & Cape Byron lighthouse Cross the Clarence River ‘Learn to surf’ lesson

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Day 14: Coffs Harbour to Sydney Say farewell to the surf action of Coffs as we head to the icon filled & big city buzz of Sydney. Hotel (B) Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’ See the Hawkesbury River & its oyster farms Experience Sydney’s famous nightlife

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Day 15: Sydney Hit the streets & icons of Sydney, including the spot to see the city’s best views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. We’ll cruise to Manly Beach for lunch & a swim. Chill with the group at a dinner overlooking stunning Darling Harbour. Hotel (B,D) Take a tour of Kings Cross, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Macquarie Street & The Rocks Visit The Rocks Markets (weekends) or Paddington’s chic shopping area Take a ferry to Manly where there will be time for lunch & a swim

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Day 16: Sydney With the city icons ticked, it’s time to hit the country. We’ll head to the Blue Mountains & learn about this amazing landscape including the Three Sisters. Frame up some shots as you hike the Jamison Valley ridge, before heading back to Sydney. If you’re up for it, get a different view & head to the top of the Harbour Bridge before it’s time to farewell your travel buddies as your tour ends at 5:00pm. (B) Day trip to the Blue Mountains See the Three Sisters Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley

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How much & when ? Travelling Early Travelling between 1 April & 29 Sept 2012? The tour below coded BWCS features a revised itinerary: Cape Tribulation 2, Cairns 3, The Whitsundays 3, Cattle Station 1, Fraser Island 1, Noosa 1, Surfers Paradise 2, Byron Bay 1, Coffs Harbour 1. BWSC runs in reverse.

Code: BWCS

Code: BWSC

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

2012 Apr 26 May 24 Jun 21 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 16 Sep 13

May Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

2379 2379 2379 2339 2339 2339 2339

2012 Apr 15 May 13 Jun 10 Jul 8 Jul 15 Aug 5 Sep 2

Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

11 8 6 3 10 31 28

2669 2669 2669 2629 2629 2629 2629

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

30 28 25 23 30 20 17

2509 2509 2509 2469 2469 2469 2469

2799 2799 2799 2759 2759 2759 2759

Code: BWCSD Code: BWSCD Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Oct 11 ▲ Oct Nov 8 Nov Nov 15 Nov Dec 6 Dec Dec 13 Dec

26 23 30 21 28

2729 2869 2869 2869 2869

3019 3159 3159 3159 3159

2013 Jan 3 Jan 13 Jan 17 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 28 Mar 28 Apr 25 May 23 Jun 20 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 15 Sep 12

2012 Sep 30 Oct Oct 28 Nov Nov 4 Nov Nov 25 ● Dec Dec 2 Dec Dec 23 ● Jan

15 12 19 10 17 7

2859 2859 2999 2999 2999 2999

3149 3149 3289 3289 3289 3289

18 28 1 15 22 15 12 10 7 5 2 9 30 27

2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2869 2859 2859 2859 2815 2815 2815 2815

3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3159 3149 3149 3149 3105 3105 3105 3105

2013 Jan 2 Jan Jan 6 Jan Jan 20 Feb Jan 27 ● Feb Feb 17 ● Mar Mar 17 Apr Apr 14 Apr May 12 May Jun 9 Jun Jul 7 Jul Jul 14 Jul Aug 4 Aug Sep 1 Sep Sep 29 Oct

17 21 4 11 4 1 29 27 24 22 29 19 16 14

2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2999 2989 2989 2989 2945 2945 2945 2945 2945

3289 3289 3289 3289 3289 3289 3279 3279 3279 3235 3235 3235 3235 3235

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

Australia Reefs & Rainforests 16 Days What’s Included: 15 nights multi-share accommodation: 10 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a lodge, 1 night at a cattle station, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a surf village (more on p.18) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.39) 22 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 6 dinners (D) Sailing option - 24 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 7 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Rainforest adventure on days 1 & 2 Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Choose your direction

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. BWCS/BWSC Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1799/ add US$569 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$1509/ add US$469 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BWCSD/BWSCD Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1769/ add US$559 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$1489/ add US$469 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BWCSD: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Sydney 5:00pm. BWSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ▲ This tour spends 2 nights in Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 600 car races. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Sydney Harbour

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to Cairns. Or save up to US$130 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

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SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$279. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$139. See p.13 for details.

4 World Heritage sites visited

The Whitsundays

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Travel Oz with us & get ready to stay & play at some of Aussie’s best. As well as all our inclusions on p.22-23, get ready for some incredible experiences, for no extra cost.

Discover… Fraser Island by 4WD

See… the Blue Mountains on our included day trip

Blue water like you’ve never seen on the world’s largest sand island makes Fraser Island a must visit. Jump in a fierce 4WD (check them out below) bound for Rainbow Beach, before cruising down Seventy Mile Beach to Fraser Island. Take a rainforest walk before refuelling with a gourmet BBQ (think Porterhouse steak washed down with a refreshing beer) then kick back in paradise as you swim & sunbake in Lake McKenzie.

Head out of the city & into the country for our incredible Blue Mountain’s experience. Take a walk around the ridge of the Jamieson Valley & see the ‘Three Sisters’ as you learn about this iconic landscape.

See our tour pages for more!

See… endless views of the mountains & valleys Learn… about the area’s incredible landscapes

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Beaches & Reefs

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see opposite

14 Days From US$2485pp* US$178 per day

Great Barrier Reef

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

GO CORAL SEA

2 CAIRNS

• Sydney Harbour ferry cruise to Manly • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Noosa Surf Club dinner • Locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island with lunch & drinks

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

Northern Territory

Shute Harbour

Only Contiki includes

2 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay

QUEENSLAND

CATTLE 1 STATION

Capricorn Coast

Plus 1 FRASER ISLAND

• Coffs Harbour Surf Village • Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

1 NOOSA

SURFERS PARADISE 2

South Australia

Brisbane Currumbin

1 BYRON BAY

Explore more: optional activities

1 COFFS HARBOUR

NEW SOUTH WALES

Plus Special Stays

Port Macquarie

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Sydney Climb the Harbour Bridge Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park Surfers Paradise 4WD National Park rainforest tour • Tandem skydive The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise • Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners & certified divers • Dawn hot air balloon flight Visit contiki.com/beaches-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Live for sun, water, fun & adventure? The big city calls before hitting the coast - surf like a pro, chill in Byron, head to the Whitsundays & even cruise the islands on a yacht as you live the dream on Aussie’s East Coast.

RANDOM FACT It’s estimated there are 1500 species of fish, 30 species of dolphins & whales, 360 species of coral & 17 species of sea snakes in the Great Barrier Reef.

• • •

Day 2: Sydney With the city icons ticked, it’s time to hit the country. We’ll head to the Blue Mountains & learn about this amazing landscape including the Three Sisters. Frame up some shots as you hike the Jamison Valley ridge, before heading back to Sydney. If you’re up for it, get a different view & head to the top of the Harbour Bridge! Hotel (B) Day trip to the Blue Mountains See the Three Sisters Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley

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Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village It’s out of the city & into the cool surfer vibes that Oz is famous for at our Surf Village.  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D) Stop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

• •

Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay Get yourself onto the waves on our surf lesson! With their tricks of the trade, our pro surfer guides will have you up on a board in no time. So grab your towel, sunnies & iPod & hit the beach for the ultimate chill. Tonight we head to legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B) ‘Learn to surf’ lesson Cross the Clarence River Visit Australia’s most

•• •

Sydney Harbour jet boat

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easterly point & Cape Byron lighthouse Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle, galleries, amazing food & cool night life

Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise There’s time to top up your tan this morning before heading north into Queensland to Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see wombats, pat a kangaroo & cuddle up to a koala. Resort (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Aussie animals Stay at a resort located right by the beach

• •

Day 6: Surfers Paradise With a free day, explore the way you want. With great shopping it’s the perfect place for some retail therapy, or hit the skies on a skydive, visit Australia Zoo, or head to the beach with a book & some beats, & chill. Tonight, get into the party capital of Oz with VIP club entry. Resort (B) VIP nightclub entry Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches

••

Day 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Take a peek at Brisbane’s sights before we make our way to the chic beach town, Noosa, for dinner at the surf club overlooking the beach. Resort (B,D) See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a local life saver

• • •

Day 8: Noosa to Fraser Island Take a stroll at amazing Rainbow Beach before exploring Fraser Island (the world’s largest sand island no less) by 4WD. Get back to nature with a bushwalk & drive through the rainforests, sand dunes & dip in the freshwater Lake McKenzie. Eco Lodge (L) Visit the largest sand island in the world Drive along Australia’s only sand highway Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

• • • •

Day 9: Fraser Island to Farmstay Head through the Great Dividing Range & into cattle country for a truly unique local overnight at our outback Station, where you can even

Travelling between 1 April & 29 Sept 2012? The tour below coded BRSC features a revised itinerary: Coffs Harbour 1, Byron Bay 1, Surfers Paradise 2, Noosa 1, Fraser Island 1, Cattle Station 1, The Whitsundays 3, Cairns 3. BRCS runs in reverse.

Code: BRSC

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Sydney Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning & hit the streets & icons of Sydney, including the spot to see the city’s best views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. We’ll cruise to Manly Beach for lunch & a swim, before chilling with the group at a dinner overlooking stunning Darling Harbour. Hotel (D) Take a tour of Kings Cross, Bondi Beach, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Macquarie Street & The Rocks Visit The Rocks Markets (weekends) or Paddington’s chic shopping area Ferry to Manly with time for lunch & a swim

How much & when ? Travelling Early

flex your skills at whip cracking!  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Boat trip across Hervey Bay – look out for whales (seasonal) Stop at Childers, known for its heritage & farming history Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride Meet the station owners

• • • •

Days 10-11: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Today we’ll jet through sugar cane country & into true paradise for 2 days of beaches, watersports & good times at Daydream Island in The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)(B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn See Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia Stop at Airlie Beach

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Days 10-11: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands incl. Whitehaven beach. See p.39 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,D) (B,L,D) Codes: ex Sydney: BRSWD / ex Cairns: BRCWD Day 12: The Whitsundays to Cairns Today, we’ll head to Tropical North Queensland, known for its rainforests & as the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Tonight, there’s your chance to try some kangaroo if you’re up for it. Resort (B,D) Check out Townsville on a 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

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Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Apr 15 May 13 Jun 10 Jul 8 Jul 15 Aug 5 Sep 2

Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

2249 2249 2249 2215 2215 2215 2215

28 26 23 21 28 18 15

2539 2539 2539 2505 2505 2505 2505

Code: BRCS Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 23 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 18 Sep 15

May Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

2149 2149 2149 2115 2115 2115 2115

11 8 6 3 10 31 28

2439 2439 2439 2405 2405 2405 2405

Code: BRSCD

Code: BRCSD

Start Sydney

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Sep 30 Oct Oct 28 Nov Nov 4 Nov Nov 25 ● Dec Dec 2 Dec Dec 23 ● Jan

13 10 17 8 15 5

2595 2595 2725 2725 2725 2725

2885 2885 3015 3015 3015 3015

2013 Jan 2 Jan Jan 6 Jan Jan 20 Feb Jan 27 ● Feb Feb 17 ● Mar Mar 17 Mar Apr 14 Apr May 12 May Jun 9 Jun Jul 7 Jul Jul 14 Jul Aug 4 Aug Sep 1 Sep Sep 29 Oct

15 19 2 9 2 30 27 25 22 20 27 17 14 12

2725 2725 2725 2725 2725 2725 2715 2715 2715 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675

3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3015 3005 3005 3005 2965 2965 2965 2965 2965

Finish Sydney

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Oct 13 ▲ Oct Nov 10 Nov Nov 17 Nov Dec 8 Dec Dec 15 Dec

26 23 30 21 28

2485 2615 2615 2615 2615

2775 2905 2905 2905 2905

2013 Jan 5 Jan 15 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 9 Mar 2 Mar 30 Apr 27 May 25 Jun 22 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 17 Sep 14

18 28 1 15 22 15 12 10 7 5 2 9 30 27

2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2615 2605 2605 2605 2565 2565 2565 2565

2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2905 2895 2895 2895 2855 2855 2855 2855

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. BRSC/BRCS Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1469/ add US$505 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$1179/ add US$405 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BRSCD/BRCSD Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1435/ add US$479 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$1155/ add US$389 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BRSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm. BRCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Sydney 5:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ▲ This tour spends 2 nights in Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 600 car races. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Australia Beaches & Reefs 14 Days What’s Included: 13 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a surf village, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night at a cattle station (more on p.18) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.39) 19 meals: 12 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 6 dinners (D) Sailing option - 21 meals: 12 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 7 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

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to Cairns. Or save up to US$110 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$249. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$125. See p.13 for details.

4 World Heritage sites visited

Day 13: Cairns With a free day, experience Cairns’ best! From shopping, great nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & exploring the reef, you’re spoilt for choice. Resort (B) Day 14: Cairns Feed your inner adrenalin junkie or relax? It’s your choice with another free day to do what you’re into. Later, it’s time to swap emails & numbers as your tour ends at 5.00pm. (B)

Learn to surf, Coffs Harbour

Fish feeding, The Whitsundays

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The Sun Seeker

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see opposite

10 Days From US$1815pp* US$182 per day

Sailing The Whitsundays

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Noosa Surf Club dinner • Locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island with lunch & drinks

GULF OF CARPENTARIA CORAL SEA

2 CAIRNS

Plus

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully

Plus Special Stay

Townsville

Northern Territory

Shute Harbour

2 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

• Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

Airlie Beach Mackay

Fraser Island

QUEENSLAND

CATTLE 1 STATION

Capricorn Coast

Explore more: optional activities

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South Australia

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Surfers Paradise Vintage Tiger Month bi-plane joyflight (with acrobatic ‘loop the loops’) The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Cairns Tandem skydive • Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River • Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible • Dawn hot air balloon flight Visit contiki.com/seeker-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Sunshine & good times await! Get down on the farm, relax on idyllic island time & experience the paradise that is the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef. Get into the endless summer vibes the way only the Aussie’s can.

Nick: I surfed, I skydived & I sailed. I met some awesome people on this trip who I hope to visit soon. I’m already planning my next Contiki.

Itinerary & 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 Stay at a resort located right by the beach

Day 2: Surfers Paradise With a free day, explore the way you want. With great shopping it’s the perfect place for some retail therapy, or hit the skies on a skydive, visit Australia Zoo, or head to the beach with a book & some beats, & chill. Tonight, get into the party capital of Oz with VIP club entry. Resort (B) VIP nightclub entry Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches

••

Day 3: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Take a peek at Brisbane’s sights before we make our way to the chic beach town, Noosa, for dinner at the surf club overlooking the beach. Resort (B,D) See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a local life saver

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Day 4: Noosa to Fraser Island Take a stroll at amazing Rainbow Beach before exploring Fraser Island (the world’s largest sand island

Tully

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no less) by 4WD. Get back to nature with a bushwalk & drive through the rainforests, sand dunes & dip in the freshwater Lake McKenzie. Eco Lodge (L) Visit the largest sand island in the world Drive along Australia’s only sand highway Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

• • • •

Day 5: Fraser Island to Farmstay Head through the Great Dividing Range & into cattle country for a truly unique local overnight at our outback Station, where you can even flex your skills at whip cracking!  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Boat trip across Hervey Bay – look out for whales (seasonal) Stop at Childers, known for its heritage & farming history Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride Meet the station owners

• • • •

Days 6-7: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Today we’ll jet through sugar cane country & into true paradise for 2 days of beaches, watersports & good times at Daydream Island in the Whitsundays. Resort (B,D) (B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn See Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia Stop at Airlie Beach

•• •

Days 6-7: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands incl. Whitehaven beach. See p.39 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,D) (B,L,D) Codes: ex Surfers.P: BTSWD / ex Cairns: BTCWD Day 8: The Whitsundays to Cairns Today, we’ll head to Tropical North Queensland, known for its rainforests & as the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Tonight, there’s your chance to try some kangaroo if you’re up for it. Resort (B,D) Check out Townsville on a 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 9-10: Cairns With 2 free days, experience Cairns’ best! From shopping & great nightlife to endless adrenalin activities, you’re spoilt for choice. Then it’s time to say farewell as your tour ends at 5.00pm on day 10. Resort (B) (B)

How much & when ? Travelling Early Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? The tour below “Cairns Sunshine Trail” coded BTSC features a revised itinerary & is 12 days/11 nights: Surfers P. 2, Noosa 1, Fraser Is. 1, Cattle Stn 1, W’suns 3, Cairns 3. BTCS runs in reverse. See contiki.com/sunshine

Code: BTSC

Code: BTCS

Start Surfers.P

Finish Cairns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

Start Cairns

Finish Surfers.P

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Apr 17 May 15 Jun 12 Jul 10 Jul 17 Aug 7 Sep 4

Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

1935 1935 1935 1899 1899 1899 1899

2012 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 23 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 18 Sep 15

May Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

1855 1855 1855 1819 1819 1819 1819

28 26 23 21 28 18 15

2225 2225 2225 2189 2189 2189 2189

9 6 4 1 8 29 26

2145 2145 2145 2109 2109 2109 2109

Code: BTSCD

Code: BTCSD

Start Surfers.P

Finish Cairns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

Start Cairns

2012 Oct 4 Nov 1 Nov 8 Nov 29 Dec 6 Dec 27

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec Jan

13 10 17 8 15 5

1895 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989

2185 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279

2013 Jan 6 Jan 10 Jan 24 Jan 31 Feb 21 Mar 21 Apr 18 May 16 Jun 13 Jul 11 Jul 18 Aug 8 Sep 5

Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Mar Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

15 19 2 9 2 30 27 25 22 20 27 17 14

1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1989 1979 1979 1979 1949 1949 1949 1949

2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2279 2269 2269 2269 2239 2239 2239 2239

*

Finish Surfers.P

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Oct 13 ▲ Oct Nov 10 Nov Nov 17 Nov Dec 8 Dec Dec 15 Dec

22 19 26 17 24

1815 1909 1909 1909 1909

2105 2199 2199 2199 2199

2013 Jan 5 Jan 15 Jan 19 Feb 2 Feb 9 Mar 2 Mar 30 Apr 27 May 25 Jun 22 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 17 Sep 14

14 24 28 11 18 11 8 6 3 1 29 5 26 23

1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1909 1899 1899 1899 1869 1869 1869 1869

2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2199 2189 2189 2189 2159 2159 2159 2159

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

BTSC/BTCS Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1229/ add US$415 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$939/ add US$315 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BTSCD/BTCSD Single room supplement (tour only) add US$955/ add US$325 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$675/ add US$235 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BTSCD: Start Surfers.P 4:30pm & end Cairns 5:00pm. BTCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Surfers.P 8:00am. ▲ This tour spends 2 nights in Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 600 car races. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Australia The Sun Seeker 10 Days What’s Included: 9 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night at a cattle station (more on p.18) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.39) 13 meals: 8 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 4 dinners (D) Sailing option - 15 meals: 8 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

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Surfers Paradise to Cairns. Or save up to US$80 if you travel from Cairns to Surfers Paradise.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$189. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$95. See p.13 for details.

3 World Heritage sites visited

Noosa

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Sunsets & Surf

?

Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see opposite

12 Days From US$2239pp* US$187 per day

Coffs Harbour

GO

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

• Sydney Harbour ferry cruise to Manly • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Noosa Surf Club dinner • Locally guided 4WD trip across Fraser Island with lunch & drinks

CORAL SEA

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Northern Territory

Shute Harbour

Only Contiki includes

2 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay

QUEENSLAND

Plus CATTLE 1 STATION

Capricorn Coast

• Coffs Harbour Surf Village • Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA

SURFERS PARADISE 2

South Australia

Brisbane

Explore more: optional activities

Currumbin

1 BYRON BAY 1 COFFS HARBOUR

NEW SOUTH WALES Port Macquarie

2 SYDNEY SE OO YO

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TASMAN SEA

Victoria

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Places visited 1 or more nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

Plus Special Stays

E C TI O N

Sydney Climb the Harbour Bridge 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 • Locally guided 4WD National Park rainforest tour The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) • Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with lunch Visit contiki.com/sunsets-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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The icons of Sydney call, before hitting a board in Coffs Harbour & kicking back in the ultimate beach hub, Byron Bay. From Surfers Paradise, Fraser Island to the Whitsundays & everything inbetween - it’s all about East Coast action.

MUST DO A stroll along the Noosa Coastal Track. Keep your eyes peeled for koalas chilling in gum trees or dolpins & humpback whales out at sea. Bliss.

• • •

Day 2: Sydney With the city icons ticked, it’s time to hit the country. We’ll head to the Blue Mountains & learn about this amazing landscape including the Three Sisters. Frame up some shots as you hike the Jamison Valley ridge, before heading back to Sydney. If you’re up for it, get a different view & head to the top of the Harbour Bridge! Hotel (B) Day trip to the Blue Mountains See the Three Sisters Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley

• ••

Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village It’s out of the city & into the cool surfer vibes that Oz is famous for at our Surf Village.  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D) Stop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

• •

Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay Get yourself onto the waves on our surf lesson! With their tricks of the trade, our pro surfer guides will have you up on a board in no time. So grab your towel, sunnies & iPod & hit the beach for the ultimate chill. Tonight we keep the beachside vibes rolling as we head to legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B) ‘Learn to surf’ lesson Cross the Clarence River Visit Australia’s most easterly point & Cape Byron lighthouse Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle, galleries, amazing food & cool night life

at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see wombats, pat a kangaroo & cuddle up to a koala. Resort (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Aussie animals Stay at a resort located right by the beach

• •

Day 6: Surfers Paradise With a free day, explore the way you want. With great shopping it’s the perfect place for some retail therapy, or hit the skies on a skydive, visit Australia Zoo, or head to the beach with a book & some beats, & chill. Tonight, get into the party capital of Oz with VIP club entry. Resort (B) VIP nightclub entry Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches

••

Day 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Check out Brisbane’s sights before we make our way to the chic beach town, Noosa, for dinner at the surf club overlooking the beach. Resort (B,D) See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club & meet a local life saver

• • •

Day 8: Noosa to Fraser Island Take a stroll at amazing Rainbow Beach before exploring Fraser Island (the world’s largest sand island no less) by 4WD. Get back to nature with a bushwalk & drive through the rainforests, sand dunes & dip in the freshwater Lake McKenzie. Eco Lodge (L) Visit the largest sand island in the world Drive along Australia’s only sand highway Indulge in a gourmet BBQ lunch with drinks Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

• • • •

Travelling between 1 April & 29 Sept 2012? The tour below “Coast & Whitsundays” coded SQSC features a revised itinerary & is 11 days/10 nights: Coffs Hbr 1, Byron Bay 1, Surfers P. 2, Noosa 1, Fraser Is. 1, Cattle Stn 1, W’suns 3. SQCS runs in reverse. See contiki.com/coast

Code: SQSC

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Sydney Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning & hit the streets & icons of Sydney, including the spot to see the city’s best views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. We’ll cruise to Manly Beach for lunch & a swim, before chilling with the group at a dinner overlooking stunning Darling Harbour. Hotel (D) Take a tour of Kings Cross, Bondi Beach, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Macquarie Street & The Rocks Visit The Rocks Markets (weekends) or Paddington’s chic shopping area Take a ferry to Manly where there will be time for lunch & a swim

How much & when ? Travelling Early

Day 9: Fraser Island to Farmstay Head through the Great Dividing Range & into cattle country for a truly unique local overnight at our outback Station, where you can even flex your skills at whip cracking!  Cattle Station Special Stay (B,D) Boat trip across Hervey Bay – look out for whales (seasonal) Stop at Childers, known for its heritage & farming history Check out the farm & animals on a hay wagon ride Meet the station owners

• • • •

Days 10-11: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Today we’ll jet through sugar cane country & into true paradise for 2 days of beaches, watersports & good times at Daydream Island in The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D) (B) Visit the Tropic of Capricorn See Rockhampton – the beef capital of Australia Stop at Airlie Beach

•• •

Days 10-11: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands incl. Whitehaven beach. See p.39 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,D) (B,L,D) Codes: ex Sydney: SQSWD / ex W’suns: SQCWD Day 12: The Whitsundays The tour ends after breakfast, so it’s time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Start Sydney

Finish W’suns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Apr 15 May 13 Jun 10 Jul 8 Jul 15 Aug 5 Sep 2

Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

1879 1879 1879 1849 1849 1849 1849

25 23 20 18 25 15 12

2169 2169 2169 2139 2139 2139 2139

Code: SQCS Start W’suns

Finish Sydney

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Apr 3 May 1 May 29 Jun 26 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 21 Sep 18

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

1799 1799 1799 1799 1769 1769 1769 1769

13 11 8 6 3 10 31 28

2089 2089 2089 2089 2059 2059 2059 2059

Code: SQSCD

Code: SQCSD

Start Sydney

Start W’suns

Finish W’suns

2012 Sep 30 Oct Oct 28 Nov Nov 4 Nov Nov 25 ● Dec Dec 2 Dec Dec 23 ● Jan 2013 Jan 2 Jan Jan 6 Jan Jan 20 Jan Jan 27 ● Feb Feb 17 ● Feb Mar 17 Mar Apr 14 Apr May 12 May Jun 9 Jun Jul 7 Jul Jul 14 Jul Aug 4 Aug Sep 1 Sep Sep 29 Oct

11 8 15 6 13 3 13 17 31 7 28 28 25 23 20 18 25 15 12 10

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2319 2319 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2439 2425 2425 2425 2389 2389 2389 2389 2389

2609 2609 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2729 2715 2715 2715 2679 2679 2679 2679 2679

Finish Sydney

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Oct 15 ▲ Oct Nov 12 Nov Nov 19 Nov Dec 10 Dec Dec 17 Dec

26 23 30 21 28

2239 2359 2359 2359 2359

2529 2649 2649 2649 2649

2013 Jan 7 Jan 17 Jan 21 Feb 4 Feb 11 Mar 4 Apr 1 Apr 29 May 27 Jun 24 Jul 22 Jul 29 Aug 19 Sep 16

18 28 1 15 22 15 12 10 7 5 2 9 30 27

2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2359 2345 2345 2345 2345 2309 2309 2309 2309

2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2649 2635 2635 2635 2635 2599 2599 2599 2599

Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. SQSC/SQCS Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1175/ add US$405 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$885/ add US$305 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). SQSCD/SQCSD Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1245/ add US$419 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$965/ add US$329 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). SQSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end W’suns 8:00am. SQCSD: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Sydney 5:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ▲ This tour spends 2 nights in Surfers Paradise during the Gold Coast 600 car races.

Australia Sunsets & Surf 12 Days What’s Included: 11 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a surf village, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night at a cattle station (more on p.18) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.39) 16 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 5 dinners (D) Sailing option - 18 meals: 10 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

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to The Whitsundays. Or save up to US$80 if you travel from The Whitsundays to Sydney.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$229. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$115. See p.13 for details.

3 World Heritage sites visited

•• • •

Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise There’s time to top up your tan this morning before heading north into Queensland to Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop in

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Sydney Bridgeclimb

The Whitsundays

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Island & Rainforest

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see below

7 Days From US$1279pp* US$183 per day

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Rainforest adventure on days 6 & 7 Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from The Whitsundays to Cairns, or from Cairns to The Whitsundays.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$159. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$79. See p.13 for details.

2 World Heritage sites visited

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

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6 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in resorts, 1 night in a lodge (more on p.18) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.39)

CH

What’s Included:

E C TI O N

1 CAPE TRIBULATION

Mossman Gorge

CORAL SEA

Port Douglas

3 CAIRNS

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

QUEENSLAND

Shute Harbour

2 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

?

Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays

Travelling Early

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? The tour below coded FNSC features a revised itinerary & is 9 days/8 nights: The Whitsundays 3, Cairns 3, Cape Tribulation 2. FNCS runs in reverse.

Code: FNSC

Code: FNCS

Start W’suns

Start Cairns

2012 Apr 22 May 20 Jun 17 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 12 Sep 9

Finish Cairns

Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

30 28 25 23 30 20 17

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

1579 1579 1579 1555 1555 1555 1555

1869 1869 1869 1845 1845 1845 1845

2012 Apr 26 May 24 Jun 21 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 16 Sep 13

Finish W’suns

May Jun Jun Jul Aug Aug Sep

4 1 29 27 3 24 21

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

1579 1579 1579 1555 1555 1555 1555

1869 1869 1869 1845 1845 1845 1845

Code: FNSCD

Code: FNCSD

2012 Oct 9 Nov 6 Nov 13 Dec 4 Dec 11

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec

15 12 19 10 17

1279 1345 1345 1345 1345

1569 1635 1635 1635 1635

2012 Oct 11 Nov 8 Nov 15 Dec 6 Dec 13

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec

17 14 21 12 19

1279 1345 1345 1345 1345

1569 1635 1635 1635 1635

2013 Jan 1 Jan 11 Jan 15 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 26 Mar 26 Apr 23 May 21 Jun 18 Jul 16 Jul 23 Aug 13 Sep 10

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Apr Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

7 17 21 4 11 4 1 29 27 24 22 29 19 16

1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1339 1339 1339 1319 1319 1319 1319

1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1629 1629 1629 1609 1609 1609 1609

2013 Jan 3 Jan 13 Jan 17 Jan 31 Feb 7 Feb 28 Mar 28 Apr 25 May 23 Jun 20 Jul 18 Jul 25 Aug 15 Sep 12

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Mar Apr May May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

9 19 23 6 13 6 3 1 29 26 24 31 21 18

1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345 1339 1339 1339 1319 1319 1319 1319

1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1635 1629 1629 1629 1609 1609 1609 1609

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. FNSC/FNCS Single room supplement (tour only) add US$969/ add US$309 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$679/ add US$209 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). FNSCD/FNCSD Single room supplement (tour only) add US$699/ add US$225 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$419/ add US$135 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). FNSCD: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Cairns 4:00pm. FNCSD: Start Cairns 7:30am & end W’suns 8:00am. Cairns

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Itinerary & sightseeing Days 1-2: The Whitsundays Meet up with your Contiki Team & new travel buddies before heading into true paradise for 2 days of beaches, watersports & good times at Daydream Island in The Whitsundays. Resort (D) (B) Days 1-2: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands incl. Whitehaven beach. See p.39 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (D) (B,L,D) Codes: ex W’suns: FNSWD / ex Cairns: FNCWD Day 3: The Whitsundays to Cairns Today, we’ll head to Tropical North Queensland, known for its rainforests & as the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Tonight, there’s your chance to try some kangaroo if you’re up for it. Resort (B,D)

• •• •

Check out Townsville on a 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 4-5: Cairns With 2 free days, you can experience Cairns’ best! From shopping, cool bars & amazing nightlife, to the endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & exploring the reef, you’re spoilt for choice. If you’re up for a night out, then your Tour Manager can tell you the best spots to head to. Resort (B) (B)

Day 6: Cairns to Cape Tribulation Experience ancient Aboriginal culture today, then check out Port Douglas, before heading north to Cape Tribulation. Lodge (B) Aboriginal experience at Mossman Gorge.

Day 7: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Make a splash in a local watering hole then check out the mangroves on a walk with our local guide. This afternoon it’s back to Cairns where your tour ends at 4:00pm. (B) Swim in a local waterhole Mangrove boardwalk with our expert local guide

••

The Tropics

Explore more: optional activities The Whitsundays Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Cairns Tandem skydive • Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch • Hot air balloon flight Visit contiki.com/island-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Tropical Wonder

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Australia

Travelling Early

5 Days

Tropical Wonder 5 Days

From US$879pp*

What’s Included:

For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see below

US$176 per day

4 nights multi-share resort accommodation: (more on p.18) Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (more on p.39) 6 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D) Sailing option - 8 meals: 4 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 3 dinners (D)

GULF OF CARPENTARIA CORAL SEA

2 CAIRNS GREAT BARRIER REEF

Tully Townsville

QUEENSLAND

Shute Harbour

Day 1: Cairns Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies, then head out & experience Cairns’ best! From shopping, great nightlife & endless adrenalin activities like rafting, skydiving & exploring the reef, you’re spoilt for choice. Tonight, there’s your chance to try some kangaroo if you’re up for it. Resort (D) Day 2: Cairns Feed your inner adrenalin junkie or relax? It’s your choice with another free day to do what you’re into. Resort (B)

Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

The Whitsundays

Itinerary & sightseeing

2 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Day 3: Cairns to The Whitsundays Visit Airlie Beach & get into its relaxed café scene before a quick ferry ride to paradise on Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s best white water rafting Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s largest island national park Check out Townsville on a city tour Stop at Airlie Beach

• • • •

Day 4: The Whitsundays This place is the ultimate way to relax. So take time to chill or get into some watersports & good times at Daydream Island Resort. Resort (B)

? Days 3-4: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsunday’s 74 islands incl. Whitehaven beach. See p.39 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share accommodation. Yacht (B,D) (B,L,D) Code: NWCWD Day 5: The Whitsundays The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Travelling Early

National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? The tour below “Magical Tropics” coded NWCS features a revised itinerary & is 7 days/6 nights: W’suns 3, Cairns 3. NWSC runs in reverse. See contiki.com/magical

Code: NWCS

Code: NWSC

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

2012 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 23 Jul 21 Jul 28 Aug 18 Sep 15

May Jun Jun Jul Aug Aug Sep

1159 1159 1159 1139 1139 1139 1139

2012 Apr 22 May 20 Jun 17 Jul 15 Jul 22 Aug 12 Sep 9

Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2013 Feb 9 Mar 2 Mar 30 Apr 27 May 25 Jun 22 Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 17 Sep 14

Feb Mar Apr May May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

925 925 925 919 919 919 899 899 899 899

4 1 29 27 3 24 21

1449 1449 1449 1429 1429 1429 1429

Explore more: optional activities The Whitsundays Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Cairns Tandem skydive • Whitewater rafting • Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch • Great Barrier Reef scuba diving • Quad-bike tours • Bungy jump Visit contiki.com/wonder-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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$

28 26 23 21 28 18 15

1159 1159 1159 1139 1139 1139 1139

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$119. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$59. See p.13 for details.

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

1449 1449 1449 1429 1429 1429 1429

2 World Heritage sites visited

Code: NWCSD Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Tour & Only Sailing US$ pp* US$ pp*

2012 Oct 13 Nov 10 Nov 17 Dec 8 Dec 15

Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec

17 14 21 12 19

879 925 925 925 925

1169 1215 1215 1215 1215

2013 Jan 5 Jan 15 Jan 19 Feb 2

Jan Jan Jan Feb

9 19 23 6

925 925 925 925

1215 1215 1215 1215

13 6 3 1 29 26 24 31 21 18

1215 1215 1215 1209 1209 1209 1189 1189 1189 1189

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

The Great Barrier Reef

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Cairns

NWCS/NWSC Single room supplement (tour only) add US$775/ add US$269 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$485/ add US$169 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). NWCS: Start Cairns 2:00pm & end W’suns 8:00am. NWSC: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Cairns 9:00am. NWCSD Single room supplement (tour only) add US$499/ add US$175 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$219/ add US$85 twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Cairns 7:00am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Tully

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City to Surf

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see below

7 Days From US$1315pp* US$188 per day

What’s Included:

QUEENSLAND

6 nights multi-share accommodation: 4 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a surf village, 1 night in a hostel (more on p.18)

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Port Macquarie

2 SYDNEY

Places visited TASMAN SEA 1 or more nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Sightseeing tours of all major cities National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

1 COFFS HARBOUR

NEW SOUTH WALES

8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Plus Special Stay

Sydney

How much & when

?

Travelling Early

Travelling between 1 April & 29 Sept 2012? The tour below coded BSSB features a revised itinerary & is 5 days/4 nights: Coffs Harbour 1, Byron Bay 1, Surfers Paradise 2.

Code: BSSB Start Sydney

Finish Surfers.P

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012

Plus

Currumbin

1 BYRON BAY

Apr May Jun Jul

15 13 10 8

Start Sydney

Finish Surfers.P

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Apr May Jun Jul

19 17 14 12

845 845 845 835

Jul 15 Aug 5 Sep 2

Jul 19 Aug 9 Sep 6

835 835 835

• Coffs Harbour Surf Village

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$139. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$69. See p.13 for details.

1 World Heritage sites visited

Code: BSSBD Start Sydney

Finish Surfers.P

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Sep Oct Nov Nov Dec Dec

Finish Surfers.P

Total Cost US$ pp*

2013

30 Oct 6 28 Nov 3 4 Nov 10 25 ● Dec 1 2 Dec 8 23 ● Dec 29

2013 Jan 2 Jan 6 Jan 20

Start Sydney

Jan 8 Jan 12 Jan 26

1315 1315 1375 1375 1375 1375

1375 1375 1375

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep Sep

27 ● Feb 2 17 ● Feb 23 17 Mar 23 14 Apr 20 12 May 18 9 Jun 15 7 Jul 13 14 Jul 20 4 Aug 10 1 Sep 7 29 Oct 5

1375 1375 1375 1365 1365 1365 1345 1345 1345 1345 1345

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. BSSB Single room supplement add US$505/add US$159 twin-share.

Sydney

BSSBD Single room supplement add US$739/add US$229 twin-share. Start Sydney 7:00am & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

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Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Sydney Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel buddies this morning & hit the streets & icons of Sydney, including the spot to see the city’s best views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. We’ll cruise to Manly Beach for lunch & a swim, before chilling with the group at a dinner overlooking stunning Darling Harbour. Hotel (D) Take a tour of Kings Cross, Bondi Beach, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Macquarie Street & The Rocks Visit The Rocks Markets (weekends) or Paddington’s chic shopping area Take a ferry to Manly where there will be time for lunch & a swim

• • •

Day 2: Sydney With the city icons ticked, it’s time to hit the country. We’ll head to the Blue Mountains & learn about this amazing landscape including the Three Sisters. Frame up some shots as you hike the Jamison Valley ridge, before heading back to Sydney. If you’re up for it, get a different view & head to the top of the Harbour Bridge! Hotel (B) Day trip to the Blue Mountains See the Three Sisters Hike along the ridge overlooking Jamison Valley

Day 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village It’s out of the city & into the cool surfer vibes that Oz is famous for at our Surf Village.  Surf Village Special Stay (B,D) Stop in the seaside resort town of Port Macquarie Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

• •

Day 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay Get yourself onto the waves on our surf lesson! With their tricks of the trade, our pro surfer guides will have you up on a board in no time. So grab your towel, sunnies & iPod & hit the beach for the ultimate chill. Tonight we keep the beachside vibes rolling as we head to legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B) ‘Learn to surf’ lesson Cross the Clarence River Visit Australia’s most easterly point & Cape Byron lighthouse Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle, galleries, amazing food & cool night life

•• • •

Day 5: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise There’s time to top up your tan this morning before heading north into Queensland to Surfers Paradise. We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can see wombats, pat a kangaroo & cuddle up to a koala. Resort (B) Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see iconic Aussie animals Stay at a resort located right by the beach

• •

Day 6: Surfers Paradise With a free day, explore the way you want. With great shopping it’s the perfect place for retail therapy, hit the skies on a skydive, visit Australia Zoo, or head to the beach & chill. Tonight, get into the party capital of Oz with VIP club entry. Resort (B) VIP nightclub entry Relax on some of Australia’s famous beaches

••

Day 7: Surfers Paradise The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

•• •

Explore more: optional activities Sydney Climb the Harbour Bridge Byron Bay Kayak tour of the Marine Park to spot dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal) Surfers Paradise Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour • Spectacular tandem skydive Visit contiki.com/surf-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/sailingwhitsundays

Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

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Australia Whitsundays Sailing Adventure

See The Whitsundays from your own private yacht! This sailing upgrade option is a great alternative to spending 2 nights at Daydream Island Resort, the chance to spend 2 days & nights on board 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. The trip returns to Airlie Beach on the final morning.

2 days sailing upgrade... What’s Included: 2 nights multi-share accommodation (no single or twin-share) 5 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 2 dinners (D) Dedicated & professional on-board crew Snorkelling equipment

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Outback Adventure 11 Days From US$1769pp* US$161 per day

Uluru

GO

• Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ tour • Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience • Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P

Litchfield N.P

1 KATHERINE Mataranka Daly waters

Only Contiki includes

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

Plus

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 TENNANT CREEK

Plus Special Stay

• Kings Creek Station Outback Bush Camp

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

‘Bushtucker’ tour, The Outback

Ti Tree

Queensland Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 The Olgas

2

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Western Australia

Places visited 1 or more nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

Explore more: optional activities

E C TI O N

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 Katherine Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Kakadu National Park Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area Visit contiki.com/outback-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/outback

From rugged canyons, red rocks & lush forests, to cool local characters & even cooler sights, this adventure into the ‘Territory’ will show you why Aussie’s epic red centre really is like nowhere else.

DON’T MISS

DID YOU KNOW?

Aussie’s native reptiles are pretty impressive, so don’t miss your chance to hold a reptile or snake (if you’re game).

The smallest boomerang can be less than 10 cm from tip to tip & the largest over 180 cm (that’s a massive 6 ft) in length. The longest time in the air for a boomerang is over 2 minutues.

Australia Outback Adventure 11 Days What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet your Contiki Team this afternoon & check out ‘The Alice’, famous for its remoteness, classic Aussie locals & Aboriginal art. Maybe hold a snake or lizard at our reptile park experience (if you’re game). Hotel (D) Catch a look at the 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 Hands-on reptile park experience

• • • •

Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Gear up to try some ‘bush tucker’, meet members of the Walpiri Aboriginal community & learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station for our cool overnight – go local like Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag.  Outback 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 Australia’s pin up icon is next as we make tracks to Uluru. Take a walk through its neighbour - the Olgas before cooking up an optional BBQ dinner. 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 Hike through ‘Kata-Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

• • •

Day 4: Uluru Don’t miss the changing

colours of an Uluru sunrise, then if you’re up for it, take a walk around ‘The Rock’ for some close up angles & hear stories of this amazing area & its Aboriginal rock art. Tonight, toast the trip & catch a legendary Uluru sunset while sipping a glass of bubbly. Lodge (B) Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre See Uluru at sunrise Drink a toast to Uluru at sunset

• ••

Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Back in Alice, maybe burn around the outback on a quad bike, or just sit pool side & work on your tan. Hotel (B) Indulge in a yummy BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’

Day 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Our ‘Top End’ adventure begins today – we’ll cross the Tropic of Capricorn to Aussie’s old mining town, Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) Keep your eye’s peeled for UFO’s at Wycliffe Well Visit the ‘Devil’s Marbles’

• •

Day 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the Territory’s oldest pub before making a splash in Mataranka Thermal Pools. Later, it’s on to the lush river town of Katherine & its famous gorge. Hotel (B) Chill out & swim at the Mataranka thermal pools Hear stories from ‘We of the Never Never’ Homestead, made famous by the book of the same name

• •

Day 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip to see the massive

How much & when Katherine Gorge up close. This afternoon we’ll hit the road to Kakadu National Park via Edith Falls for a swim. Hotel (B,D) Visit Katherine Gorge Cool off in Edith Falls before heading into World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park

••

Day 9: Kakadu National Park Explore Kakadu today - its variety of gorgeous landscapes, wildlife & arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock & Ubirr will seriously impress. Hotel (B) See the Aboriginal rock art Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

••

Day 10: Kakadu to Darwin Take a cruise to spot some crocs & wildlife, before we head to Darwin! Get your bearings on a city tour & visit the local museum to learn about its historical past. With free time, spend the afternoon doing what you like – maybe take a sunset cruise (seasonal) or hit the shops. Hotel (B) Keep your eyes peeled for crocs on a wildlife cruise Guided city tour of Darwin Visit the Darwin Museum

• ••

Day 11: Darwin A swim in famous (& gorgeous) Florence Falls is a must in Litchfield National Park. Check out the incredible termite mounds found here too. Don’t forget to pick up a didgeridoo & meet some local Aboriginal artists before it’s time to farewell your travel buddies & swap email addresses. (B) Enjoy a swim in Florence Falls

Code: TEADD

Code: TEDAD

Start A.Springs

Start Darwin

Finish Darwin

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Apr Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

1 29 27 24 22 19 16 14 11 9

2013 Jan 6 Feb 3 Mar 3 Mar 31 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 23 Jul 21 Aug 18 Sep 15

Finish A.Springs

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

11 9 6 4 1 29 26 24 21 19

1815 1815 1815 1815 1779 1779 1779 1815 1769 1769

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

16 13 13 10 8 5 3 31 28 25

1769 1769 1769 1769 1899 1899 1899 1865 1865 1865

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Oct Nov Dec

18 ● 16 ● 13 ● 11 ● 8▲ ● 5 ● 3 31 28 26

2013 Jan 23 Feb 20 Mar 20 Apr 17 May 15 Jun 12 Jul 10 Aug 7 Sep 4

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan

28 26 23 21 18 15 13 10 8 5

1815 1815 1815 1779 1779 1779 1815 1815 1769 1769

Feb Mar Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep

2 2 30 27 25 22 20 17 14

1769 1769 1769 1899 1899 1899 1865 1865 1865

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add US$925/add US$295 twin-share. TEADD: Start A.Springs 12:00 noon & end Darwin 6:00pm. TEDAD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end A.Springs 9:00am. ● These tour departures are called “Territory & Outback” & are coded TEAD/TEDA. See contiki.com/territory ▲ This tour ends in Alice Springs on the Henley on Todd Regatta day. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

10 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels, 1 night at an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’, 2 nights in a lodge (more on p.18) 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

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Alice Springs to Darwin, or from Darwin to Alice Springs.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$179. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$89. See p.13 for details.

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Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

World Heritage sites visited

Henley on Todd Regatta day

If you are travelling on the August 19th 2012 departure, why not arrive in Alice Springs a day early for the Henley on Todd Regatta? This dry boat race on the bed of the Todd River makes for a fun day out with the locals. See www.henleyontodd.com.au

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

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Reptile Park experience, Alice Springs

The Outback

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www.contiki.com/kakadu

Alice & Kakadu 6 Days From US$1079pp* US$180 per day

Litchfield N.P

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P

SE OO YO

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5 nights multi-share hotel accommodation: (more on p.18)

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What’s Included:

E C TI O N

Florence Falls

1 KATHERINE

7 meals: 5 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

Mataranka

GULF OF CARPENTARIA

Daly waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Itinerary & sightseeing

1 TENNANT CREEK Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Ti Tree

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Alice Springs

National Park fees, local taxes & service charges

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Darwin to Alice Springs, or from Alice Springs to Darwin.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$119. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$59. See p.13 for details.

1 World Heritage sites visited

How much & when Code: AKDAD Code: AKADD Start Darwin

Finish A.Springs

Total Cost US$ pp*

18 16 13 11 8 5 3 31 28 26

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Dec

23 21 18 16 13 10 8 5 3 31

1099 1099 1099 1079 1079 1079 1139 1139 1115 1115

Finish Darwin

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

6 4 1 29 27 24 21 19 16 14

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

11 9 6 4 1 29 26 24 21 19

1099 1099 1099 1099 1079 1079 1079 1139 1115 1115

2013 Jan 23 Feb 20 Mar 20 Apr 17 May 15 Jun 12 Jul 10 Aug 7 Sep 4

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep

28 25 25 22 20 17 15 12 9

1115 1115 1115 1189 1189 1189 1169 1169 1169

2013 Jan 11 Feb 8 Mar 8 Apr 5 May 3 May 31 Jun 28 Jul 26 Aug 23 Sep 20

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Jul Aug Sep

16 13 13 10 8 5 3 31 28 25

1115 1115 1115 1189 1189 1189 1189 1169 1169 1169

2012

2012 Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Oct Nov Dec

Start A.Springs

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Scenic flight, Kakadu

Single room supplement add US$469/add US$145 twin-share. AKDAD: Start Darwin 7:30pm & end A.Springs 2:00pm. AKADD: Start A.Springs 9:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

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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 Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles & native birds

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

• •

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) 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. Hotel (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

• •

•• • •

Day 3: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes, abundance of wildlife &

Aboriginal rock art, Kakadu

Explore more: optional activities Kakadu National Park Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area Katherine Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Visit contiki.com/kakadu-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/rock

Rock & Red

Australia

6 Days

Rock & Red 6 Days

From US$1075pp*

What’s Included:

US$180 per day

5 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 1 night at an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’, 2 nights in a lodge (more on p.18) 7 meals: 5 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

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Uluru

National Park fees, local taxes & service charges Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki Team & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remoteness, classic Aussie locals & Aboriginal art. Maybe hold a snake or lizard at our reptile park experience (if you’re game). Hotel (D) Catch a look at the 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 Hands-on reptile park experience

• • • •

Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Gear up to try some ‘bush tucker’, meet members of the Walpiri Aboriginal community & learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station for our cool overnight – go local like Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag.  Outback 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 Australia’s pin up icon is next as we make tracks to Uluru. Take a walk through its neighbour - the Olgas before cooking up an optional BBQ dinner. 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 Hike through ‘Kata-Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

• • •

Day 4: Uluru Don’t miss the changing colours of an Uluru sunrise, then if you’re up for it, take a walk around ‘The Rock’ for some close up angles & hear stories of this amazing area & its Aboriginal rock art. Tonight, toast the trip & catch

a legendary Uluru sunset while sipping a glass of bubbly. Lodge (B) Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre See Uluru at sunrise Drink a toast to Uluru at 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) Indulge in a yummy BBQ‘Big Brekkie’

Day 6: Alice Springs Choose to take an amazing optional hot air balloon flight this morning, then say farewell to your new friends. (B)

2

2 ALICE SPRINGS

GO

ULURU

South Australia

Plus

How much & when Code: AEDAD Code: AEADD Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Dec

Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May Jun Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

6 4 1 29 27 24 21 19 16 14

1115 1115 1115 1115 1089 1089 1089 1099 1075 1075

Jan Feb Mar Apr May May Jun Jul Aug Sep

11 8 8 5 3 31 28 26 23 20

1075 1075 1075 1075 1149 1149 1149 1129 1129 1129

2012

23 ● Apr 21 ● May 18 ● Jun 16 ● Jul 13▲● Aug 10 ● Sep 8 Oct 5 Nov 3 Dec 31 Jan Feb Mar Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep

28 26 23 21 18 15 13 10 8 5

1115 1115 1115 1089 1089 1089 1099 1075 1075 1075

Apr Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

2 2 30 27 25 22 20 17 14

1075 1075 1075 1149 1149 1149 1129 1129 1129

2013 Jan 6 Feb 3 Mar 3 Mar 31 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 23 Jul 21 Aug 18 Sep 15

1 29 27 24 22 19 16 14 11 9

● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Only Contiki includes

• Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ tour • Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience • Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles

Places visited 1 or more nightstops 1 or more nights at Special Stays

2013 Jan 28 Feb 25 Mar 25 Apr 22 May 20 Jun 17 Jul 15 Aug 12 Sep 9

• •

The Olgas

Plus Special Stay

• Kings Creek Station Outback Bush Camp

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$109. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$55. See p.13 for details.

1 World Heritage sites visited

Henley on Todd Regatta day

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Alice Springs

Explore more: optional activities Kings Canyon Quad-bike adventure • Helicopter flight over the Canyon Uluru Ride a Harley Davidson around Uluru Alice Springs Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & MacDonnell Ranges Visit contiki.com/rock-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Single room supplement add US$455/add US$149 twin-share. AEDAD: Start A.Springs 1:30pm & end A.Springs 9:00am. AEADD: Start A.Springs 9:00am & end A.Springs 10:00am. ● These tour departures are called “Alice & Uluru” & are coded AEDA/AEAD. See contiki.com/uluru ▲ This tour ends in Alice Springs on the Henley on Todd Regatta day. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

If you are travelling on the August 19th 2012 departure, why not arrive in Alice Springs a day early for the Henley on Todd Regatta? This dry boat race on the bed of the Todd River makes for a fun day out with the locals! www.henleyontodd.com.au

10/02/2012 15:05


Contiki & Diving

One of Australia’s must do’s is diving the Great Barrier Reef.

Contiki offers 2 great dive packages

If you’ve never dived before or if you’re more experienced – exploring the Reef is hard to beat. With 2 great dive packages there’s something for everyone. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef 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.

• Learn to dive – for beginners • Dive to adventure – for certified divers

Our diving experiences are not to be missed & are available with tours that start/finish in Cairns. Tours include Reefs & Rainforests (p.26-27), Beaches & Reefs (p.30-31), The Sun Seeker (p.32-33), Island & Rainforest (p.36) & Tropical Wonder (p.37).

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

www.contiki.com/dive-adventure

What’s Included: 2 nights twin-share accommodation on 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 to Adventure 3 Days From US$699pp

US$233 per day

Dive insurance

Dive to adventure package This 3 day liveaboard dive & snorkeling adventure will show you the very best of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. It’s also unmatched for value - you’ll participate in up to 11 dives over 16 exclusive dive sites.

Itinerary 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)

Important Info: You must hold a minimum of an ‘open water dive’ certificate to take this trip. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course incl. the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$60. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel to Rydges Esplanade Resort prior to your dive trip, you’ll need to inform Pro Dive 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+ within 24 hrs of your last dive (approx. 12:00noon). A 3 day snorkeling package is also available at a cost of US$625 plus A$60 EMC payable locally – see contiki.com/snorkel. Course is open age.

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.

www.contiki.com/dive

What’s Included: 4 nights accommodation: 2 nights in resort, 2 nights on boat (twin-share) 8 meals: 3 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) Transfers from Cairns accommodation to training centre & boat PADI ‘Open Water’ certificate & manual Log book & Scuba equipment 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 incl. the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$60. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel to Rydges Esplanade Resort prior to your dive trip, you’ll need to inform Pro Dive 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+ within 24 hours of your last dive (approx. 12:00noon). Single supplement (applicable for resort only) US$150. Course is open age.

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Learn to Dive 5 Days From US$1089pp

US$218 per day

Learn to Dive package This 5 day 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.

Itinerary 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 mates & crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L) Tour code CLTD.

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Sydney New Year

Australia Sydney New Year 4 Days

4 Days From US$1439pp* US$360 per day

Spend New Years Eve in Sydney Sydney’s New Years Eve celebrations are one of the most spectacular in the world, centred around the city’s famous harbour. With the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, you’ll see some of the most incredible fireworks ever, as you ring in the New Year Down Under. To top it off, the streets are filled with a young, fun crowd & all the bars, clubs, lounges & pubs are absolutely pumping. During the day, there’s loads to explore. Hit 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!

We

Sydney

Shopping: Crown St. in Surry Hills is perfect for finding unique vintage threads. Eating: Newtown is packed with authentic Vietnamese joints to satisfy your cravings. Partying: Darlinghurst is the spot, from cute bars to clubs there’s endless variety.

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What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing 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 3: Happy New Year! Today is yours to chill out. Have a late ‘recovery’ lunch 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)

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 drinks & tasty nibbles. There’s even an on-board DJ so you can dance the night away! Hotel (B)

Explore more: optional activities Sydney Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge • Thrilling jetboat ride on Sydney Harbour Visit contiki.com/sydney-new-year-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

3 nights triple-share centrally located hotel accommodation (more on p.18) 4 meals: 3 breakfasts (B) 1 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager Harbour cruise to watch the New Year fireworks, with drinks, nibbles & a DJ Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Sydney including Bondi Beach Local taxes & service charges

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Triple US$ pp*

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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.

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Aussie festivals Aussie’s festival scene goes off & being a part of the action is a must. From watching the world’s hottest bands at Splendour in the Grass, to a fun day out at the racing in either Melbourne or Sydney, do it Contiki style.

Splendour in the Grass 27-29 July 2012 What’s included? • Included transfers from Sydney or Brisbane • 3 day festival & camping ticket • 3 nights accommodation in large twin share tents complete with comfy air mattresses – already set up for you • Continental & hot breakfast daily • Exclusive Contiki Campsite Chill Out Area (the perfect place to take a break) • Experienced Contiki Tour Manager & Driver team

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Don’t miss Australia’s hottest 3 day annual music, arts & youth culture festival on Australia’s North Coast. This event is always a sell out – so get in quick. We make it easy with our inclusions… a ticket to the festival & accommodation… so you’re totally sorted. All you need is to get ready for good times with an amazing crew. Splendour’s unique atmosphere rocks & an unparalleled line-up of international & local bands means you’ll experience a line-up that is second to none on the Australian festival circuit.

Why Contiki? Think extra special inclusions like pre-set up tents (meaning no hassle for you), an exclusive Contiki only chill out area. A hot breakfast daily (yum!) & transport from Sydney or Brisbane make it easy to get involved. Immerse yourself in the one & only festival that is on top of any music lovers wish-list of must-do festivals for 2012. Visit contiki.com/splendour for pricing

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Racing with Contiki Girls, dust off your fascinators & hats & guys get into your best threads, you’re off for a fabulous day at some of Aussie’s most glamorous sporting events. With 2 days to choose from, get suited & booted for either one, or both! Get a group together, or jump on-board for an awesome day out with new friends.

Oaks Day at Flemington, Melbourne The Melbourne Spring Carnival is legendary & experiencing it with Contiki is a must! Also known as Ladies Day, this is one date in the Aussie racing calendar that is not to be missed - over 70,000 punters flock out of the city for a day at the track. Sip champagne, place some bets if you’re game, & check out the incredible array of fashion on display. For the fashionistas amongst us, the “Fashions in the Field” show is one of the days highlights & a must-see.

What’s included? • Return coach transfers between Sydney & Melbourne • Two nights twin-share centrally located hotel accommodation • Private coach transport to & from the event • An experienced & professional Contiki Tour Manager & Driver

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Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney Sydney Carnival is the place to be during autumn. Come & experience the thrill of world-class racing, stunning fashion & fantastic entertainment at the home of racing for the legendary Golden Slipper Stakes.

What’s included? • Private coach transport to & from the event • An experienced & professional Contiki Tour Manager & Driver • Racecourse entry • Access to an indoor/outdoor area with unreserved seating & lawn space overlooking the track • Two food vouchers • Two drink vouchers

• Brunch at one of Melbourne’s coolest cafés

• Entertainment including a DJ providing live music throughout the day

• Racecourse entry

• Access to betting & bookmaking facilities

Visit contiki.com/oaks for more

Visit contiki.com/golden for more

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New Zealand Tours

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tours to choose from

REMEMBER If you book early you save money!

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Endless adrenalin, action, culture & adventure… Do it local

It’s your choice With 12 tours to choose from, there’s a Contiki adventure that’s perfect for you. From 3-19 days & with trips covering the North Island & the South Island (or both!) – with us there’s a tour to suit. With loads of departure dates & different start & end cities, we give you the flexibility to holiday your way.

NZ, Contiki & you 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 & into the heart of the true NZ.

“Choose from 12 great tours from 3 to 19 days”

Travelling isn’t just about amazing experiences & great memories - it’s about getting that essential local angle on the places you visit. On all our trips, 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 onroad 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.50 for a taste of what you get when you travel with us.

Experience more An exclusive ride on Queenstown’s Shotover Jet, a trip to the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower or a guided visit to one of New Zealand’s cultural hotspots? Try learning the Haka & sipping a beer at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Ale House, plus more. What’s 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.12 to see how Contiki stacks up & check our unbeatable deals on p.13.

More free time On top of all our inclusions, we still make sure there’s plenty of free time to do exactly what you want. Whether it’s a bungy jump, 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 Explore More options too, so you’ll never be short of ideas. Think skydiving, zorbing & horse trekking, to sailing trips, luging, skiing or boarding plus more. With our ideas & what you’re up for, you’ll really get the most out of your trip.

Explore more: optional activities

Look out for the orange Explore More optionals panel on the bottom of every tour page

12 New Zealand tours to choose from

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Sleep easy In comfort & style

Great locations, great comfort & facilities you’ll love is what makes our New Zealand accommodation so exceptional. From well located hotels, to a rainforest lodge in Franz Josef, mix it up when you travel with us. Lake Ohau Lodge

Here’s what you could experience...

Special places to stay Wake up overlooking Lake Wakitipu in Queenstown, stay in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier Village, chill out in the Bay of Islands at a resort by the beach, or right in the heart of the Auckland’s downtown area, plus more.

Stay…overnight in Franz Josef Glacier

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 pools, gyms, in-room TV’s, laundry facilities, fluffy towels & often WiFi.

Abel Tasman Hotel, Wellington

New Zealand’s Glaciers are incredible & Franz Josef is the gem of NZ’s West Coast. Get ready for a cool overnight experience in Franz Josef Village at a Rainforest Lodge. If you’re game, there’s our chance to hit the glaciers on a walk, hike or heli hike. We think it’s a must do. Don an ice pick & with an expert Local Guide to lead the way, get up close to these stunning glaciers.

Going solo

Meet… your hosts Oscar & Kelly. Hit them up

It’s your choice – you can twin-share with a mate, or opt for the privacy of your own room for a little extra. 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.

for classic stories & insider goss on Franz Josef.

See… the amazing species of NZ birds & wildlife here. If you don’t see them, we guarantee you’ll hear them. Don’t miss… Tanoa Aspen, Queenstown

visit contiki.com/newzealand to find out more

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Rainforest Lodge, Franz Josef

challenging your friends to a game of pool, or grabbing a Flat White coffee from the Cheeky Kea Cafe.

Rainforest Lodge, Franz Josef

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Local is the way to go & here are a few of our favourite meals you’ll indulge in on our trips > Paihia (Bay of Islands) You’ll love the taste Kiwi classic fish ‘n’ chips. Right by the water, freshly caught fish will melt in your mouth. Our tip: Watties tomato sauce on the side is a must.

> Waitomo The NZ BBQ is the perfect way to dine outdoors. Try some steak, ‘snags’ & other grilled delights cooked to perfection for that great Kiwi BBQ taste.

> Rotorua Sampling a Hangi is essential & in Rotorua it’s the ultimate place to give it a try. Delicious lamb, chicken & vegetables cooked the traditional way is an experience in itself. A Maori Cultural performance is the perfect way to end the night.

> Queenstown Winnies is Queenstown’s legendary nightspot & is the place to head to start any night out. Indulge in their gourmet pizzas as you chill with your mates. If the weather is right, they’ll open the roof, so you can dine under the stars.

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From succulent NZ lamb, yummy BBQs & massive green lipped mussels washed down with some of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc, Kiwi cuisine will impress. 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. We’ve included some extra special meals in your tour price, like a BBQ dinner in Waitomo, a traditional Maori ‘Hangi’ in Rotorua, local favourite fish & chips & a delicious dinner at one of Queenstown’s iconic bars & restaurants. We’ve included meals at some other 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 mussels or mouth watering lamb.

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.

New Zealand

Taste...

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Glacier hiking, Franz Josef Framing up pics, Franz Josef

Dart River Jetboating, Queenstown Bungy jump, Queenstown

Explore more Make the most of your free time... No journey is complete without some time to explore, relax & go your own way.

Please note: Explore More optional activities are not included in the price of your tour. They are run by 3rd party operators & on occasions, for some activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore involve some risk.

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Because there’s so much to see, we leave lots of free time to explore New Zealand your way – the only thing that’s fixed is your destination. Want to relax, or get your fix in the ultimate home of adrenalin? The choice is yours. Skydive, Rotorua Dolphin swim, Bay of Islands

Lots of free time means you have the freedom to travel the way you want. Free time means time to go local & do your own thing, like finding some unique local food, going shopping or finding the best place to party. It’s about doing the things that you love, taking time to experience new places & cultures. But we take it further on our trips. On each tour, for an additional cost we’ve handpicked a bunch of inspiring Explore More optionals, unique to the places you visit.

Some will give you the ultimate New Zealand adrenalin fix, like bungy jumping & sky diving in Queenstown, or black water rafting in Waitomo. Others are a little more low key, like a cruise on Lake Taupo or the Bay of Islands, horse riding in Paihia or wine tasting in the Wairarapa. What’s best? We’ll get you the best prices & we’ll organise it all for you.

Cruise, Milford Sound Explore, South Island

Look out for the Explore More symbol on the tour pages & don’t forget your sense of adventure.

Jetboat ride to Taupo’s Huka Falls / 125kph Nevis Arc sky swing / Black water rafting in Waitomo / Heli hike ride in Fox Glacier / Skydive over Rotorua / Dart River wilderness safari / Quadbiking adventure in Queenstown / AJ Hackett bungy / Zorbing in Rotorua / Seal coast safari in Wellington / Whitewater rafting on the Kawarau River & many more…

visit contiki.com/exploremore

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Ride Queenstown’s thrilling Shotover Jet

Maori Hangi meal & dance performance

Only Contiki

Hit 3 of Queenstown’s legendary ski fields

includes more...

Relax with a hot pool swim

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Ride the Shotover jet... It’s one of Queenstown’s must-do experiences, so we include this thrilling ride in our tour prices, just for you.

New Zealand is packed full of things to see & experience. Travel with us & we’ll make sure you see it all, from the sights you don’t want to miss, to the un-expected stuff you didn’t know existed. We also make sure you get more bang for your buck – with Contiki you get more included in your tour than going any other way. Must-see sights, all included: From must-do experiences, like a ride on Queenstown’s Shotover Jet, a trip to the top of Auckland’s Sky Tower & a Maori cultural experience, to the less obvious stuff like a swim in Hanmer Springs hot pools or a Kiwi House visit, you’ll get New Zealand’s best when you travel with us. We cover a bunch of entry fees in our tour prices too, which all adds up to better value for you.

Discover the real NZ: Learn more with Locally Guided tours of Ohinemutu Maori village & picking up some skills at a traditional Maori dance performance, or a tour of the iconic Speight’s Brewery. Our team will take you inside the real New Zealand too – they’re the locals, so they’re perfect for giving you the inside angle.

Exclusive experiences: Loads of what we offer you won’t get anywhere else! Check out the Only Contiki highlights on every tour page.

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Go local... Get an in-depth Maori cultural experience on a locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Maori Village, Rotorua.

Amazing accommodation: We’ll hook you up with some amazing places to stay. Centrally located hotels in cities ensure you’re right

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Locally Guided Maori village tour

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Included highlights are shown on each tour page

where the actions at. In all our other locations, our accommodation is specially selected to reflect the places we visit. Like a rainforest lodge in Franz Josef, a hotel overlooking Lake Wakitipu in Queenstown & many more. They’re all the perfect place to come home to after a day of exploring.

The best team: Everyone at Contiki, from our On-road team to our customer service team behind the scenes have one thing in common: You. From the moment you decide to book, until your last day of tour, it’s all about ensuring your holiday is the trip of a lifetime.

Authentic food: Experiencing new places through food is an essential part of any holiday. We include lots of meals in our tour prices - think Kiwi favourite fish n chips, a traditional Maori Hangi, a BBQ feast, a dinner at one of Queenstown’s iconic night spots & more. Get ready to treat those taste buds, Kiwi-style.

Better value: It all adds up to better value for you. Plus, there’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo & we’ve got great ways to save even more. See p.13 for more.

Definite departures Over 500 definite departures, with more added every week. Check your tour on contiki.com & look out for the definite departure symbol on the availability calendar.

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oceans

Supporting our

Contiki has proudly partnered with leading environmentalist, adventurer & explorer, Céline Cousteau (granddaughter of legendary oceanographer, Jacques Cousteau) to raise awareness of our ocean conservation projects.

Our conservation projects

MEET CÉLINE COUSTEAU > We’ve joined forces with Céline to help educate our Contiki community & team about environmental issues & marine protection. We speak with Céline in an exclusive interview on ocean conservation & what we can all do to make a difference. Contiki: You were just 9 years old when you took your first expedition with your grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, in the Amazon on his legendary boat ‘The Calypso’. You have recently celebrated his 100th birthday anniversary, what do you think you’ve learned most from him?

part of many discussions about its health, so am very aware of the importance of protecting it. We desperately need more people out there to help communicate & educate around this. Paramount to all of this, people depend on a balance in the natural world & we are all those people.

Céline: Of course there’s so much I have learned, but the heart of it all was an understanding from early on that my existence was only a small part of a greater whole. That learning came from being part of a family of travellers, filmmakers, explorers & photographers who would each bring back their stories from the field. My grandfather showed me it is more what you do with your learning’s that makes a difference. Each of us has the capacity to do more & we owe it to ourselves & others to reach for our full potential when given the opportunity.

Contiki: What do you think is the biggest issue threatening our oceans today?

Contiki: You spend most of your life around oceans, what is it that makes you so passionate about them? Céline: They’re such a wondrous universe & are right under our noses. I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to explore the underwater world & be a

Céline: There are many issues & a lot of them are intertwined, however one example of a very tangible threat is overfishing. We are taking out a lot of species from the ocean in unsustainable quantities & with harmful fishing practices. Consequences are reduced resources, which in turn impacts the natural food chain of the ocean that naturally exists in a healthy balance, so other species are impacted along this chain. However, it’s not all doom & gloom, we don’t have to stop eating everything! We just need to remember consumer choices do make a difference. Find out more at montereybayaquarium.org (they even have a handy iPhone app) or visit blueocean.org/seafood.

Watch Céline’s video message to Contiki travellers at contiki.com/celinecousteau

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Contiki: People often think, ‘I’m just one person, what can I really do? What advice would you give to them? Céline: It shouldn’t be overwhelming. Ghandi once said: “be the change you want to see in the world” - why look any further. By incorporating small changes in all aspects of our lives & empowering others around us to do the same, that is action. These small changes in parallel with our efforts to influence leaders have the power to implement environmental protection laws & make a difference. Contiki: What ‘green tips’ would you recommend to our readers for while they are travelling? Céline: There are so many small things you can do to make a difference. I would recommend filling & packing your own travel sized toiletries so you don’t need to open a new one each time you change hotels. Take your own water bottle (metal is better than plastic) - every bottle you don’t buy is one less piece of plastic used. You can also calculate your carbon footprint based on your travel miles when you get back & offset this online.

At Contiki we love oceans, & are committed to protecting them for future generations to enjoy. We actively support two ocean conservation projects, The Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) & Oceana, who are both involved in the critical task of marine protection. Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR) is a fresh new initiative that supports young local environmentalists working ‘hands on’ to protect the world’s second largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Reef system. Oceana campaigns to protect & restore the world’s oceans. Their project work involves at-sea expeditions gathering research which they use to inform policy makers to create important laws to protect our ocean systems. To find out more visit contiki.com/contikicares

See the full interview online at contiki.com/contikicares

Follow Céline on twitter @celinecousteau and at celinecousteau.com

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NZ’s ultimate experiences

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No extra cost.

From its outdoor lifestyle & adrenalin fixes, to sheep, rugby, friendly locals & landscapes, NZ goes off. As well as all our inclusions on p.54-55, travel with us & get ready for some of New Zealand’s best experiences. What’s best? They’re all included in the price of your tour. Ride… the Shotover Jet, Queenstown

New views… from the top of the Sky Tower, Auckland

Grab a lifejacket, jump in a boat & get set to jet along the Shotover River at some serious speeds. Gliding through the Shotover River’s stunning canyons, taking spinning turns whilst dodging canyon walls is a thrilling experience (all included in your tour price). As one of Queenstown’s original adrenalin mustdo’s, we include it in our tours, so you don’t miss out.

From Rangitoto & Waiheke, to the Harbour Bridge & city, get the city’s best views from the top of Auckland’s iconic 328m Sky Tower. These views are 80km into the distance, so they are without a doubt the best in the city. And with us you’ll get them, for no extra cost.

Tip: Hold on tight!

See… Auckland’s incredible islands & endless sea views. Try… walking on the glass at the top… scary, but worth it!

Bring… your camera. When you’re not on the boat, the river & canyons are stunning & perfect for framing up some great shots. Wear… a hoodie or jumper. These boats go fast, so the wind can get chilly! Don’t forget... to pick up a group photo to take home.

Get ready for the Shotover jet experience... Find out more at contiki.com/barcodes

Go local… get the ultimate cultural experience, Rotorua On our tours, you’ll go local. Visit Ohinemutu Maori village in Rotorua, where our expert Local Guide will get you in the know with all aspects of Maori culture & answer all your questions. It gets better - a Maori ‘Hangi’ meal & dance concert takes it up a level as you taste authentic local food, cooked the traditional way, underground! Try… dancing with the locals – get involved at our concert & learn some tips on how it’s done. Learn… some local phrases from our experts. Taste… Maori Hangi, cooked to perfection.

See our tour pages for more!

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The Big Tiki

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see p.66

19 Days From US$2599pp* US$137 per day

Queenstown

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Why ‘Tiki’? The word ‘Tiki’ can represent good luck, great to know when you are travelling.

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Russell Parry Kauri Park

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• Kiwiana fish ‘n’ chips dinner • Catch 360 degree city views from Auckland’s Sky Tower • Visit Otorohanga Kiwibird House • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Guided tour of Ohinemutu Maori Village • Hot pool swim in Hanmer Springs • Visit Wanaka’s Puzzling World or National Transport & Toy Museum (your choice!) • Thrilling Shotover Jetboat ride • Tour & tasting at the iconic Speights Brewery

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WAITOMO CAVES 1 TAUPO 1

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Bay of Islands Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading & sand dune ‘surfing’ • Fishing trip Waitomo Black water rafting through underground caves Rotorua Race down a hill inside a zorb ball Wellington Day trip to major ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie locations Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike (gear provided) Queenstown Tandem skydive • AJ Hackett bungy jump • Skyswing 400m above the town Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook Milford Sound Cruise stunning Milford Sound (more on p.65) Visit contiki.com/tiki-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/tiki

For one little country, there’s so much to see & this trip will uncover it all. Packed with beaches, glaciers, cities & scenery mixed with classic locals, amazing food & good times - this trip is legendary & the experiences are endless.

HUNGRY? Queenstown’s Ferg Burger is THE place to get the ultimate burger fix. ‘Mr Big Stuff’ is one of our favourites. Our tip: make sure you go on an empty stomach - these are huge & amazing!

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Travelling Early

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? If you’re planning an early NZ adventure, head to p.66 for our 15 day Grand Explorer tour, which operates until September 2012. Note: The Big Tiki itinerary is valid from

New Zealand The Big Tiki 19 Days

1 October 2012 to 29 September 2013.

What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Paihia Meet your Contiki Team & travel mates before heading north to Paihia – where it’s all about chilled out vibes, amazing beaches & cool locals. A Kiwi favourite of fish ‘n’ chips for dinner is the perfect way to start the trip. Hotel (D) See the iconic Sky Tower & harbour, made famous by the America’s Cup Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry Kauri Park Check out Whangarei & Kawakawa’s famous Hundertwasser toilets

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Day 2: Paihia Paihia is the perfect place to relax. Chill out on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands & learn about NZ’s history, or get into the watersports. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paihia to Auckland Back in Auckland, we’ll show you the city spots before heading up the iconic Sky Tower. A VIP pass at one of our favourite nightspots awaits tonight. Hotel (B) Auckland city tour & Sky Tower entry VIP pass at an Auckland nightspot

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Day 4: Auckland to Waitomo See NZ’s iconic bird at a Kiwi House before we reach Waitomo. Get into the adrenalin activities before a BBQ dinner. Lodge (B,D) Visit Otorohanga’s Kiwi House & Nature Park Traditional Kiwi BBQ or pub dinner (seasonal)

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Day 5: Waitomo to Rotorua In Rotorua, we’ll show you the sights then visit a farm show, where you could even try shearing a sheep! Tonight, indulge in a traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance. Hotel (B,D) Agrodome farm show Rotorua city tour Maori Hangi dinner & concert

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Day 6: Rotorua Get an in-depth look at Maori culture & history as we tour Ohinemutu Village with our expert guide. Later, take advantage of the city’s awesome thermal environment & treat yourself to a spa or treatment. Hotel (B) Locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Village

Day 7: Rotorua to Lake Taupo Check out the areas mud pools before it’s onto Huka falls. At Lake Taupo, you can opt for a dinner cruise on the lake tonight, where you can fish, eat & party into the night. Hotel (B) See Rotorua’s geothermic mud pools See Taupo’s Huka Falls

• •

Day 8: Lake Taupo to Wellington Check out the landscapes along the Desert Road en route to the capital, Wellington, where we’ll show

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you the city sights. VIP bar entry means you’ll start the night out in style. Hotel (B) Drive along the Desert Road & Kapiti Coast Orientation tour of Wellington including Mt. Victoria VIP pass at a local nightspot

Day 14: Queenstown Take a ride on the Shotover Jet, then get into the Queenstown vibes. The nightlife here is awesome & with VIP entry you’re sure to start the night out right. Hotel (B) Ride the iconic Shotover Jet VIP nightclub entry

Day 9: Wellington Chill your way today. Maybe hit the shops along Lambton Quay or Cuba Street Mall. With some of the country’s best coffee & cafés, taking a break with a ‘flat white’ is a must. Hotel (B)

Days 15-16: Queenstown From bungy jumps, canyon swings & gondolas to the Lord of the Rings territory, there’s no shortage of things to do & the choice is all yours. Hotel (B) (B,D)

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Day 10: Wellington to Hanmer Springs Grab your camera for great pics as we cruise the Marlborough Sounds, before hitting the road to Hanmer via Kaikoura. Hanmer Springs’ hotpools are legendary – so a night at the pools is the perfect way to unwind. Hotel (B) Stop at a seal colony & Kaikoura Hot pool swim

Days 14-16: 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 3 full days - we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B)(B,D)

••

Day 11: Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier via Christchurch Check out the views through the Southern Alps, before our stop in Hokitika to learn about NZ’s native greenstone & how it’s carved. Later, we’ll arrive in NZ’s iconic glacial spot, Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D) Scenic drive across the Southern Alps Stop at Arthurs Pass Native greenstone demonstration & carving Chill at our theme party

• •• •

Day 12: Franz Josef Glacier The day is yours - so hitting the ice is a must. From walks & hikes to heli rides, the day is yours to enjoy your way. Lodge (B) Day 13: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown Today we head through Haast Pass & Thunder Creek Falls. We’ll drop into lakeside Wanaka & Arrowtown before hitting Queenstown, the world’s adventure capital. Hotel (B) Drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls Visit Wanaka’s famous Puzzling World or Transport & Toy Museum (your choice!) Explore tiny Arrowtown

• • •

17 Day option for The Big Tiki From US$2359pp* US$139 per day Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter 17 day version of The Big Tiki that starts or ends in Queenstown.

Day 17: Queenstown to Dunedin Today it’s a change of scene in the ‘student city’ Dunedin, where we’ll try the famous beer on a guided tour of Speights Brewery. Hotel (B) Stop at Bungy bridge & Alexandra Speights Brewery tour

• •

Day 18: Dunedin to Lake Ohau Check out the world’s steepest street, then it’s onto Moeraki to see the massive beach boulders. Later, Lake Ohau will impress, with epic views of Mt. Cook & the Southern Alps. Lodge (B,D) Visit Baldwin St (the world’s steepest street) Visit Moeraki Boulders Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam

• ••

Day 19: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Maybe take a scenic flight over Mt. Cook before heading through Mackenzie Country back to Christchurch where your tour ends. (B) Stop at Lake Pukaki & Lake Tekapo & Geraldine See the famous Church of the Good Shepherd Pick up a treat at NZ’s famous Cookie Time factory

• • •

• For 17 day price, deduct up to US$320 from price in the price box • Code: NDZAD (ex: Auckland) Start 9:00am/End 10:00am • Code: NDZCD (ex: Queenstown) Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm • Twin room supp: US$249 • Single room supp: US$1085 • 17 day tour starts or ends at Tanoa Aspen Hotel in Queenstown

$

Pay 12 months in advance save US$249 or 6 months in advance save US$125. See p.13.

Code: NGZAD

Code: NGZCD

Start Auckland

Start C’church

Finish C’church

Total Cost US$ pp*

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2599 2599 2599 2599 2599 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2695 2695 2695 2695

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2695 2695 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2675 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2635 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609 2609

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24 meals: 18 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

Choose your direction

2013

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Finish Auckland

18 nights multi-share accommodation: 14 nights in hotels, 4 nights in lodges (more on p.50)

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It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to US$80 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$269. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$135. See p.13 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1199/ add US$289 twin-share. NGZAD: Start Auckland 9:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NGZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Paihia, Bay of Islands

Milford Sound highlight optional Take a break & try something different – a day trip & boat cruise on the World Heritage listed 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.65.

Milford Sound highlight optional

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Kiwiana Panorama

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see p.67

16 Days From US$2239pp* US$140 per day

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What’s ‘Kiwiana?’ It’s a reference to all things uniquely Kiwi, its icons & traditions.

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• Visit Otorohanga Kiwibird House • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Guided tour of Ohinemutu Maori Village • Hot pool swim in Hanmer Springs • Visit Wanaka’s Puzzling World or National Transport & Toy Museum (your choice!) • Thrilling Shotover Jetboat ride • Tour & tasting at the iconic Speights Brewery

Huka Falls

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Waitomo See the famous glowworms & rock formations Rotorua Skyline gondola & luge rides • Race down a hill inside a man-size, transparent zorb ball Lake Taupo Rocks ‘n’ Ropes adventure course Wellington Quad biking adventure • Wine tour of the Wairarapa Fox Glacier Heli-hike tour • Fly to & walk on the glacier Queenstown Whitewater rafting • Bungy jumping Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt. Cook, NZ’s highest peak Milford Sound Cruise stunning Milford Sound (more on p.65) Visit contiki.com/kiwiana-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/kiwiana

If you like to mix it up, then this trip is perfect! Hit the North for a cultural fix mixed with cities, lakes & even caves! The South is all about adventure - glaciers, scenery & action at every spot, this trip will unleash the true adventurer within.

Melanie Raike: I did a Europe Contiki in 2010, a NZ Contiki in 2011 & now looking at an Asian Contiki in 2012 can’t WAIT!

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Travelling Early

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? If you’re planning an early NZ adventure, head to p.67 for our 13 day Grand Adventurer tour, which operates until September 2012. Note: The Kiwiana Panorama itinerary is valid

New Zealand Kiwiana Panorama 16 Days

from 1 October 2012 to 2 October 2013.

What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Waitomo Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel mates & set out for Waitomo. On the way, see NZ’s iconic bird at a Kiwi House before we reach Waitomo. Get into the adrenalin cave activities here before a BBQ dinner or pub meal tonight. Lodge (D) Visit Otorohanga’s Kiwi House & Nature Park Traditional Kiwi BBQ or pub dinner (seasonal)

• •

Day 2: Waitomo to Rotorua In Rotorua, we’ll show you the sights then visit a farm show, where you could even try shearing a sheep! Tonight, go local as you indulge in a traditional Maori Hangi & pick up some tips from the locals at a traditional Maori dance performance. Hotel (B,D) Agrodome farm show Rotorua city tour Maori Hangi dinner & concert

•• •

Day 3: Rotorua Get an in-depth look at Maori culture & history as we tour Ohinemutu Village with our expert guide. With a free day, take advantage of the city’s awesome thermal environment & treat yourself to a spa or treatment. Hotel (B) Locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Village

Day 4: Rotorua to Lake Taupo Check out the areas famous mud pools before it’s onto Huka falls - there’s your chance for a ride on the famous Huka Jet! At Lake Taupo, grabbing a bite by the water is a must. You could opt for a dinner cruise on the lake tonight, where you can fish, eat & party into the night. Hotel (B) See Rotorua’s geothermic mud pools See Taupo’s Huka Falls

• •

Day 5: Lake Taupo to Wellington Check out the awesome landscapes along the Desert Road on route to the windy capital, Wellington, where we’ll show you the sights around this arty city. VIP bar entry means you’ll start the night out in style. Hotel (B) Drive along the Desert Road & Kapiti Coast Orientation tour of Wellington including Mt. Victoria VIP pass at a local nightspot

• • •

Day 6: Wellington Chill your way today. Maybe hit the shops along Lambton Quay & Courtney Place or Cuba Street Mall with its street performers & cool local characters. With some of the country’s best coffee & cafés found in ‘Welly’, taking a break with a ‘flat white’ is a must. Hotel (B) Day 7: Wellington to Hanmer Springs Grab your camera for great pics as we cruise the incredible Marlborough Sounds, before

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hitting the road to Hanmer via Kaikoura where you can to check out the cute seals. Hanmer Springs’ hotpools are legendary – so a night at the pools is the perfect way to unwind. Hotel (B) Stop at a seal colony & Kaikoura Hot pool swim

Rings territory, there’s no shortage of things to do & the choice is all yours. With little shops & a stunning lakeside setting, taking a stroll through town & relaxing by the lake is a must. Hotel (B) (B,D)

Day 8: Hanmer Springs to Franz Josef Glacier via Christchurch Check out the views through the Southern Alps, before our stop in Hokitika to learn about NZ’s native greenstone & how it’s carved. Later, we’ll arrive in NZ’s iconic glacial spot, Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D) Scenic drive across the Southern Alps Stop at Arthurs Pass Native greenstone demonstration & carving Chill at our theme party

Days 11-13: 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 3 full days - we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B)(B,D)

••

• •• •

Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier The day is yours - so hitting the ice is a must. From walks & hikes or heli rides, to just chilling in Franz, the day is yours to enjoy your way. Lodge (B) Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown Keep an eye out for wildlife as we head through stunning Haast Pass & Thunder Creek Falls. We’ll drop into lakeside Wanaka & Arrowtown to check out the scene before hitting Queenstown, the world’s adventure capital. Hotel (B) Scenic drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls Visit Wanaka’s famous Puzzling World or Warbirds & Toy Museum (your choice!) Explore tiny Arrowtown

• • •

Day 11: Queenstown Take a ride on the thrilling Shotover Jet this morning, before the afternoon is yours to get into the Queenstown vibes. The nightlife here is awesome & VIP entry will make sure you start the night out right. Hotel (B) Ride the iconic Shotover Jet VIP nightclub entry

••

Days 12-13: Queenstown From bungy jumps, canyon swings, luging, gondolas & jet boat rides to the Lord of the

Day 14: Queenstown to Dunedin Today it’s a change of scene in the ‘student city’ Dunedin, where we’ll try the city’s famous beer on a guided tour of Speights Brewery. Later tonight, maybe head to the Octagon area of town for a fun night out. Hotel (B) Stop at Bungy bridge & Alexandra Speights Heritage & Brewery tour

• •

Day 15: Dunedin to Lake Ohau Check out the world’s steepest street this morning, then it’s onto Moeraki for a look at the massive boulders located by the beach. Later, Lake Ohau will impress, it’s epic views of Mt. Cook & the Southern Alps are seriously stunning. Lodge (B,D) Visit Baldwin St (the world’s steepest street) Visit Moeraki Boulders Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam

• ••

Day 16: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Maybe take to the skies for a scenic flight over Mt. Cook, before heading through Mackenzie Country back to Christchurch. It’s time to swaps emails, as your NZ tour ends on arrival. (B) Stop at Lake Pukaki & Lake Tekapo & Geraldine See the famous Church of the Good Shepherd Pick up a treat at NZ’s famous Cookie Time factory

• • •

Code: NPZAD

Code: NPZCD

Start Auckland

Start C’church

Finish C’church

Total Cost US$ pp*

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3 7 11 15 19 23 27 31 4 8 12 20 28 8 16 24 9 25 3 11 27 12 28 6 14 22 30 15 31 8 16 24 2

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19 31 8 16 24 2 10 18 22 26 30 3 7 11 15

2239 2239 2239 2239 2239 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2299 2319 2319 2319 2319

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Finish Auckland

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4 16 24 1 9 17 25 3 7 11 15 19 23 27 31

4 8 12 16 20 24 28 1 5 9 17 25 5 13 21 6 22 30 8 24 9 25 3 11 19 27 12 28 5 13 21 29

15 nights multi-share accommodation: 11 nights in hotels, 4 nights in lodges (more on p.50) 20 meals: 15 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

Choose your direction It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to US$60 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$229. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$115. See p.13 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add US$959/ add US$229 twin-share. NPZAD: Start Auckland 9:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NPZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74. Rotorua

14 Day option for the Kiwiana Panorama From US$1999pp* US$143 per day Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter 14 day Kiwiana Panorama tour that starts or ends in Queenstown.

• For 14 day price, deduct up to US$240 from price in the price box • Code: NBZAD (ex: Auckland) Start 9:00am/End 10:00am • Code: NBZCD (ex: Queenstown) Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm • Twin room supp: US$195 • Single room supp: US$845 • 14 day tour starts or ends at Tanoa Aspen Hotel in Queenstown

$

Pay 12 months in advance save US$209 or 6 months in advance save US$105. See p.13.

Milford Sound highlight optional Take a break & try something different – a day trip & boat cruise on the World Heritage listed 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.65.

Milford Sound highlight optional

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Northern Choice

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see p.67

11 Days From US$1559pp* US$142 per day

Rotorua

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Why ‘Choice’? If a local says ‘choice!’ it means they think something is good or awesome.

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• Kiwiana fish ‘n’ chips dinner • Catch 360 degree city views from Auckland’s Sky Tower • Visit Otorohanga Kiwibird House • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Guided tour of Ohinemutu Maori Village • Hot pool swim in Hanmer Springs

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Bay of Islands Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch • Ocean kayaking adventure to Haruru Falls Waitomo Guided tours of Ruakuri or Waitomo Caves to see the famous glowworms & rock formations • Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves Rotorua Become a ‘zorbonaut’ & race down a hill inside a man-size, transparent zorb ball Lake Taupo Jet boat ride to Huka Falls • Fun evening lake cruise including fishing Wellington Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland Visit contiki.com/choice-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/choice

Culture, beaches, cities & action – the North Island offers so much. From the endless summer vibes of Paihia, to the cultural hub, Rotorua & the ‘great lake’ in Taupo, the Northern Choice has got it all.

DON’T MISS Buying a pack of Pineapple Lumps! These Kiwi sweets are seriously delish & a pack to take home is essential.

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Travelling Early

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? If you’re planning an early NZ adventure, head to p.67 for our 8 day Northern Highlights tour, which operates until September 2012. Note: The Northern Choice itinerary is valid

New Zealand Northern Choice 11 Days

from 1 October 2012 to 7 October 2013.

What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Paihia Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel mates before heading north to Paihia – where it’s all about chilled out vibes, amazing beaches & cool locals. A Kiwi favourite of fish ‘n’ chips for dinner is the perfect way to start the trip & get into the endless summer atmosphere. Hotel (D) See the iconic Sky Tower & harbour, made famous by the America’s Cup Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry Kauri Park Check out Whangarei & Kawakawa’s famous Hundertwasser toilets

• • •

Day 2: Paihia Paihia is the perfect place to relax. Chill out on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands & learn about NZ’s history, or do it like the locals & get into some watersports. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paihia to Auckland Back in Auckland, we’ll show you the city spots before jetting up the city’s iconic Sky Tower. A VIP pass at one of our favourite Auckland nightspots will set you up for an awesome night out. We love Ponsonby Road for some of the city’s best spots to party too. Hotel (B) Auckland city tour & Sky Tower entry VIP pass at an Auckland nightspot

& treat yourself to a spa or treatment. Hotel (B) Locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Village

Day 7: Rotorua to Lake Taupo Check out the areas famous mud pools before it’s onto Huka falls - there’s your chance for a ride on the famous Huka Jet! At Lake Taupo, grabbing a bite by the water is a must. You could opt for a dinner cruise on the lake tonight, where you can fish, eat & party into the night. Hotel (B) See Rotorua’s geothermic mud pools See Taupo’s Huka Falls

• •

Day 8: Lake Taupo to Wellington Check out the awesome landscapes along the Desert Road on route to the windy capital, Wellington, where we’ll show you the sights around this arty city. VIP bar entry means you’ll start the night out in style. Hotel (B) Drive along the Desert Road & Kapiti Coast Orientation tour of Wellington including Mt. Victoria

• •

How much & when

VIP pass at a local nightspot

Day 9: Wellington Chill your way today. Maybe hit the shops along Lambton Quay & Courtney Place or Cuba Street Mall with its street performers & cool local characters. With some of the country’s best coffee & cafés found in ‘Welly’, taking a break with a ‘flat white’ is a must. Hotel (B) Day 10: Wellington to Hanmer Springs Grab your camera for great pics as we cruise the incredible Marlborough Sounds, before hitting the road to Hanmer via Kaikoura where you can to check out the cute seals. Hanmer Springs’ hotpools are legendary – so a night at the pools is the perfect way to unwind. Hotel (B) Stop at a seal colony & Kaikoura Hot pool swim

••

Day 11: Hanmer Springs to Christchurch Today we’re heading to Christcurch, where it’s time to say your farewells & swap email addresses as your tour ends on arrival. (B)

• •

Day 4: Auckland to Waitomo See NZ’s iconic bird at a Kiwi House before we reach Waitomo. Get into the adrenalin cave activities here before a BBQ dinner or pub meal tonight. Lodge (B,D) Visit Otorohanga’s Kiwi House & Nature Park Traditional Kiwi BBQ or pub dinner (seasonal)

• •

Day 5: Waitomo to Rotorua In Rotorua, we’ll show you the sights then visit a farm show, where you could even try shearing a sheep! Tonight, go local as you indulge in a traditional Maori Hangi & pick up some tips from the locals at a traditional Maori dance performance. Hotel (B,D) Agrodome farm show Rotorua city tour Maori Hangi dinner & concert

•• •

Day 6: Rotorua Get an in-depth look at Maori culture & history as we tour Ohinemutu Village with our expert guide. With a free day, take advantage of the city’s awesome thermal environment

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Start C’church

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10 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in hotels, 1 night in a lodge (more on p.50) 13 meals: 10 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

Choose your direction

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It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to US$30 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

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SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$159. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$79. See p.13 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add US$719/ add US$175 twin-share. NNHAD: Start Auckland 9:00am & end Christchurch 10:00am. NNHCD: Start Christchurch 4:00pm & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Taupo

10 Day option for the Northern Choice From US$1319pp* US$132 per day Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter 10 day Northern Choice tour that starts or ends in Wellington.

Guided bush walk

• For 10 day price, deduct up to US$240 from price in the price box • Code: NNZAD (ex: Auckland) Start 9:00am/End 10:00am • Code: NNZCD (ex: Wellington) Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm • Twin room supp: US$145 • Single room supp: US$655 • 10 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington

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Pay 12 months in advance save US$139 or 6 months in advance save US$69. See p.13.

Auckland

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see p.68

9 Days From US$1215pp* US$135 per day

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What’s ‘Sweet as’? ‘Sweet as’ also means ‘no worries’ or ‘really good’.

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• Tour & tasting at the iconic Speights Brewery • Thrilling Shotover Jetboat ride • Visit Wanaka’s Puzzling World or National Transport & Toy Museum (your choice!) • Hot pool swim in Hanmer Springs (10 day option only)

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Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past lakes, glaciers & Aoraki/Mt. Cook, NZ’s highest peak Queenstown Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River • Canyon swing on a giant rope across the Shotover River, 109m up! Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) • Heli-hike tour • Fly to & walk on the glacier • Scenic helicopter flight to see Mt. Cook & land on Fox Glacier Milford Sound highlight optional Cruise stunning Milford Sound Visit contiki.com/sweetas-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Feed your adrenalin on NZ’s legendary South Island. When you’re not trying bungy jumping, jetboating or canyon swinging, take time to chill in hot pools, by lakes & in the rainforest. No destination is quite like the next!

David Guthrie: The scenery is unexplainable... words do not do it justice, you just have to see it for yourself. Up for a bit of fun? Queenstown has everything!

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Travelling Early

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? If you’re planning an early NZ adventure, head to p.68 for our 7 day Scenic Southern tour, which operates until September 2012. Note: The ‘Sweet as’ South itinerary is valid

New Zealand ‘Sweet as’ South 9 Days

from 1 October 2012 to 9 October 2013.

What’s Included:

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau Meet up with your Contiki Team then check out the views of Mackenzie country & Lake Tekapo. On arrival, Lake Ohau will impress, its epic views of Mt. Cook & the Southern Alps are seriously stunning. Lodge (D) Pick up a treat at NZ’s famous Cookie Time factory Stop at Lake Pukaki & Lake Tekapo & Geraldine See the famous Church of the Good Shepherd Chill at our theme party tonight

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Day 2: Lake Ohau to Dunedin Head to Moeraki for a look at the massive boulders located by the beach. Later, it’s a change of scene in the ‘student city’ Dunedin, where we’ll try the city’s famous beer on a guided tour of Speights Brewery. Later tonight, maybe head to the Octagon area of town for a fun night out. Hotel (B) Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam Visit Moeraki Boulders Speights Heritage & Brewery tour Visit Baldwin St (the world’s steepest street)

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Day 3: Dunedin to Queenstown It’s time to hit legendary Queenstown, the world’s adventure capital. On arrival, we’ll take a quick tour to get your bearings. This town goes off, so maybe grab a delcious ‘Ferg Burger’ & head into town for a night out. Hotel (B) Day 4: Queenstown Take a ride on the Shotover Jet this morning, before the afternoon is yours to get into the Queenstown vibes. The

nightlife here is awesome & VIP entry will make sure you start the night out right. Hotel (B) Ride the iconic Shotover Jet VIP nightclub entry

••

Days 5-6: Queenstown From bungy jumps, canyon swings, luging, gondolas & jet boat rides to the Lord of the Rings territory, there’s no shortage of things to do in this legendary town & the choice is all yours. With little shops & a stunning lakeside setting, taking a stroll through town & relaxing by the lake is a must. Hotel (B) (B,D) Days 4-6: 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 3 full days - we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B)(B,D) Day 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier We’ll drop into Arrowtown & lakeside Wanaka, then keep an eye out for wildlife as we head through stunning Haast

10 Day option for the Sweet as South From US$1435pp* US$144 per day Got more time? We’ve got a longer 10 day Sweet as South tour that starts or ends in Wellington.

How much & when Pass & Thunder Creek Falls before arriving in NZ’s iconic glacial spot, Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D) Explore tiny Arrowtown Visit Wanaka’s famous Puzzling World or Warbirds & Toy Museum (your choice) Scenic drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls

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Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier The day is yours - so hitting the ice is a must. From walks & hikes or heli rides, to just chilling in Franz, the day is yours to enjoy your way. Lodge (B) Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch Today we make tracks through the Alps to Christchurch! We stop in Hokitika to learn about NZ’s native greenstone & how it’s carved, before it’s time to say your goodbyes & swap contact details with your travel mates as your tour ends on arrival in Christchurch. (B) Scenic drive across the Southern Alps Stop at Arthurs Pass Native greenstone demonstration & carving

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• For 10 day price, add up to US$220 from price in the price box • Code: NSHCD (ex: Christchurch) Start 9:00am/End 4:00pm • Code: NSHAD (ex: Wellington) Start 7:00am/End 6:00pm • Twin room supp: US$145 • Single room supp: US$545 • 10 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington

$

Pay 12 months in advance save US$149 or 6 months in advance save US$75. See p.13.

Milford Sound highlight optional If you’ve done a bungy, rafted & 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 World Heritage listed 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: NSZCD

Code: NSZAD

Start C’church

Start C’church

Finish C’church

Total Cost US$ pp*

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12 24 1 9 17 25 3 11 15 19 23 27 31 4 8

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8 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 3 nights in lodges (more on p.50) 11 meals: 8 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

Choose your direction You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington & travel it in reverse.

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$119. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$59. See p.13 for details.

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add US$479/ add US$115 twin-share. NSZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Christchurch 4:00pm. NSZAD: Start Christchurch 10:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Arrowtown

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15 Days

Auckland

TASMAN SEA

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From US$1929pp*

TAUPO 1

Huka Falls

NORTH ISLAND

US$129 per day

Tongariro N.P

COOK STRAIT

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What’s Included: 14 nights multi-share accommodation: 11 nights in hotels & resorts, 3 nights in lodges (more on p.50) 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

Only Contiki GO includes • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner & champagne • Ferry ride & guided historical walking tour of Russell • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance in Rotorua • Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters • Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride • Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef • Queenstown Shotover Jet ride & Skyline gondola ride • Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory • Tour & tasting at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Brewery

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance save US$199 or 6 months in advance save US$99. See p.13.

How much & when

Itinerary & sightseeing

Code: NGZA

Code: NGZC

Start Auckland

Start C’church

Finish C’church

Total Cost US$ pp*

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* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add US$799/add US$179 twin-share. NGZA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NGZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Choose your direction It’s your choice - save up to US$80 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

13 Day option for the Grand Explorer Stuck for time? Take our 13 day tour ending in Queenstown.

From US$1779pp* US$137 per day • For 13 day price, deduct US$230 from price in the price box • Code: NDZA (ex: Auckland) • Start 12:00 noon/End 10:00am • Twin room supp: US$145 • Single room supp: US$749 • 13 day tour ends at Tanoa Aspen Hotel in Queenstown

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Pay 12 months in advance save US$179. Or pay 6 months in advance save US$89. See p.13.

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. 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, see ancient giant kauri trees

• ••

Day 2: Bay of Islands This region ranks as one of NZ’s top natural playgrounds – chill out on the beach, see the Maori tribal lands, or try out some watersports. Hotel (B) Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Back to Auckland, then after lunch, roll through the countryside to Waitomo, with it’s limestone formations & a chance to see the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub Kiwi BBQ dinner

• •

Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua Sniff the 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 for a fun farm experience Hangi & cultural concert

•• •

Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area to Taupo. Get back-to-nature & enjoy the 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 the South Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura 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 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 & 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 the restaurants, rocking bars & a picture postcard lakeside setting that will blow your mind! Hotel (B)(B,D)

Explore more: optionals

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Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Days 11-12: Ski Queenstown option Keen to ski or board for 2 days in Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling in July or August! Hotel. (B)(B,D) Day 13: Queenstown to Dunedin Drop by Arrowtown, ride the Shotover Jet then maybe opt for an adrenalin rush at the original home of bungy! Later, we head to the student hub, Dunedin. Hotel (B) Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting Ride 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) See glacial Lake Tekapo

Milford Sound highlight optional Try something different – a day trip & boat cruise on the stunning World Heritage listed Milford Sound. This slice of paradise is known for its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins & incredible scenery. See p.65.

For a full list of optional activities for this tour, visit contiki.com/grand-explorer-explore-more

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More on this tour:

COOK STRAIT

2 WELLINGTON

For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Explore More optionals, a full detailed itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/grand-adventurer

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Total Cost US$ pp*

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1 LAKE OHAU Milford Sound

Itinerary Day 1: Auckland to Waitomo (D) Day 2: Waitomo to Rotorua (B,D)

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Days 9-10: Queenstown (B)(B,D)

1 DUNEDIN

Days 9-10: Ski Queenstown option (B)(B,D)

Places visited Nightstops Optional end city Optional start/end city Milford Sound highlight optional

Day 3: Rotorua to Taupo (B)

Day 11: Queenstown to Dunedin (B)

Day 4: Taupo to Wellington (B)

Day 12: Dunedin to Lake Ohau (B,D)

Day 5: Wellington (B)

Day 13: Lake Ohau to Christchurch (B)

Day 6: Wellington to Christchurch (B)

11 Day option for the Grand Adventurer Stuck for time? Take our 11 day tour ending in Queenstown.

Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown (B)

Pay 12 months in advance save US$159 or 6 months in advance save US$79. See p.13.

From US$1549pp* US$141 per day • For 11 day price, deduct US$230 from price in the price box • Code: NBZA (ex: Auckland) • Start 12:00 noon/End 10:00am • Twin room supp: US$120 • Single room supp: US$599 • 11 day tour ends at Tanoa Aspen Hotel in Queenstown

For a full list of optional activities for this tour, visit contiki.com/grand-adventurer-explore-more

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More on this tour:

Itinerary Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands (D)

COOK STRAIT

Day 2: Bay of Islands (B) Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo (B,D) Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua (B,D) Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo (B) Day 6: Taupo to Wellington (B)

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Day 7: Wellington (B) Day 8: Wellington to Christchurch (B)

What’s Included: 12 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in hotels & resorts 3 nights in lodges (more on p.50) 17 meals: 12 breakfasts (B) 5 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

It’s your choice - save up to US$60 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

Milford Sound highlight optional

Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

$

Pay 12 months in advance you save US$179. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$89. See p.13 for details.

Why not take a day trip & boat cruise on the World Heritage listed Milford Sound? This slice of paradise is known for its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins & incredible scenery. See p.65.

Code: NNHA

Code: NNHC

Start Auckland

Start C’church

Finish C’church

Total Cost US$ pp*

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Finish Auckland

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New Zealand Northern Highlights 8 Days What’s Included: 7 nights multi-share accommodation: 6 nights in hotels & resorts 1 night in a lodge (more on p.50)

Tongariro N.P

For all of our special Contiki Inclusions, Explore More optionals, a full detailed itinerary & sightseeing go to: contiki.com/north

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Huka Falls

NORTH ISLAND

Grand Adventurer 13 Days

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Choose your direction

Day 7: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier (B,D)

Explore more: optionals

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add US$669/add US$155 twin-share. NPZA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NPZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

PACIFIC OCEAN

New Zealand

Christchurch

6 Day option for the Northern Highlights Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter 6 day Northern Highlights tour that starts or ends in Wellington. Pay 12 months in advance save US$79 or 6 months in advance save US$39. See p.13.

From US$795pp* US$133 per day

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add US$439/add US$89 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.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Choose your direction It’s your choice - save up to US$30 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

• For 6 day price, deduct up to US$270 from price in the price box • Code: NNZA (ex: Auckland) Start 12:00 noon/End 6:00pm • Code: NNZC (ex: Wellington) Start 7:30am/End 12:00 noon • Twin room supplement: US$69 • Single room supplement: US$329 • 6 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington

For a full list of optional activities for this tour, visit contiki.com/north-explore-more

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

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$109. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$55. See p.13 for details.

Catamaran cruise, Bay of Islands

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Scenic Southern 7 Days From US$969pp* US$139 per day

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• Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef • Queenstown Shotover Jet ride & Skyline gondola ride • Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory • Tour & tasting at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Brewery

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$99. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$49. See p.13 for details.

Milford Sound highlight optional Why not try something different day trip & boat cruise on the World Heritage listed Milford Sound? This slice of paradise is known for its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins & incredible scenery. See p.65 for info.

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Arthur’s Pass

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9 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

COOK STRAIT

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What’s Included:

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)

1 DUNEDIN

Places visited Nightstops Optional start/end city Milford Sound highlight optional

How much & when Code: NSZC

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Start C’church

Start C’church

Finish C’church

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

7 19 1 13 25 6 18 30 12 24 5 17 29 10 22

Finish C’church

Total Cost US$ pp*

Apr May May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Oct

979 979 979 979 979 979 979 969 969 969 969 969 969 969 969

2012 Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

13 25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28

979 979 979 979 979 979 979 979 969 969 969 969 969 969 969

Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

15 27 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 1 13 25 6 18 30

21 3 15 27 8 20 2 14 26 7 19 31 12 24 6

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add US$299/add US$75 twin-share. NSZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NSZA: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Choose your direction You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington & travel it in reverse.

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 See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

••

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! Choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B,D) Day 6: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier Hit the road & pass the last

8 Day option for the Scenic Southern

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 price, add up to US$160 to price in the price box • Code: NSHC (ex: Christchurch) Start 8:00am/End 6:00pm • Code: NSHA (ex: Wellington) Start 7:00am/End 6:00pm • Twin room supp:US$89

From US$1129pp* US$142 per day Got more time? We’ve got a longer 8 day Scenic Southern tour that starts or ends in Wellington.

• Single room supp: US$365 • 8 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington

$

Pay 12 months in advance save US$109 or 6 months in advance save US$55. See p.13.

Explore more: optional activities Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt. Cook Queenstown Canyon swing across the Shotover River, 109m up! Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike • Heli-hike tour • Scenic helicopter flight to see Mt. Cook & land on Fox Glacier Visit contiki.com/south-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Ultimate NZ Ski

New Zealand

7 Days

Ultimate NZ Ski 7 Days

From US$1159pp*

What’s Included:

US$166 per day

6 nights twin-share hotel accommodation (more on p.50) 8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) Our expert Contiki Ski Rep 4 day ski lift passes & transfers (Transfers to & from Queenstown airport on arrival day/departure day are not included). Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

$

Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Arrive Queenstown Welcome to legendary Queenstown! Known for its epic mountain lifestyle & cool vibes, this is the ultimate haven for those that love the snow, or those that want to learn. Tonight, meet your Ski rep & other travellers, before getting to know the group with dinner at one of Queenstown’s most popular restaurants. (D) Day 2: Queenstown It’s time to hit the slopes! Carve up one of Queenstown’s three ski fields - the Remarkables, Coronet Peak & Cadrona are world-renowned for their awesome conditions, all

offering fantastic runs for beginners through to advanced skiers & riders. And over the next week you’ll try them all. Transfers & lift passes are included, too easy! (B) Day 3: Queenstown Transfers & lift passes included again today, so it’s perfect for heading up one of the mountains to improve your technique. If you’re looking for somewhere to head for dinner tonight, we love Ferg Burger for some seriously delicious treats! (B) Day 4: Queenstown With a free day, get a taste for the endless activities in the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’. You could try Bungy jumping, skydiving or rafting & that’s just the start. Tonight, head to one of the town’s cool bars or

there’s the option of dinner at Skyline Restaurant for some seriously unbeatable views. (B) Day 5: Queenstown Today it’s back up the mountain as we visit the last of the three ski fields so you can show off your skills. Transfers & lift passes included. (B) Day 6: Queenstown It’s the final ski day & we’ll give you the choice of mountain to head back to. Tonight’s our last night, so perhaps finish off the trip by heading out with the group to a few of Queenstown’s bars. (B,D) Day 7: End Queenstown Your ski adventure ends after breakfast today, so it’s time to farewell your travel mates. (B) Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is available for hire in Queenstown.

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance you save US$119. Or pay 6 months in advance you save US$59. See p.13 for details.

How much & when Code: CZSKI07 Code: CZSKI08 Start Q’town

Finish Q’town

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

1159 1159 1159 1159 1159 1159 1159 1159 1159 1159 1159

2012 Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

24 1 8 15 22 29 5 12 19 26 2

Start Q’town

Finish Q’town

Total Cost US$ pp*

Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195

2013 30 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 1 8

Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep

30 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 1

6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 31 7

* Prices above are based on maximum twin-share. For quad-share rate reduce twin price by US$40. Single room supplement add US$250 to twin-share price. Start Queenstown 5:00pm & end Queenstown 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74.

Book now! Call Contiki or contact your travel agent.

Queenstown

Explore more: optional activities Queenstown Scenic tandem skydive • AJ Hackett bungy jump Visit contiki.com/nzski-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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www.contiki.com/steam

Sun & Steam

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Travelling Early For travel between Apr-Sept ‘12 see below

7 Days From US$1025pp* US$147 per day

ILE M Y H ET N AC NI BE

What’s Included: 6 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 1 night in a lodge (more on p.50)

AUCKLAND 1 TASMAN SEA

WAITOMO CAVES 1

An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Sightseeing tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

Russell Parry Kauri Park

9 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

PAIHIA 2

2 ROTORUA

NORTH ISLAND

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

?

Rotorua

Travelling Early Early Travelling

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? The tour below coded NRZA features a revised itinerary & is 5 days/4 nights: Bay of Islands 2, Waitomo 1, Rotorua 1.

Code: NRZA

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Kiwiana fish ‘n’ chips dinner • Catch 360 degree city views from Auckland’s Sky Tower • Visit Otorohanga Kiwibird House • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Guided tour of Ohinemutu Maori Village

$

SAV E Pay 12 months in advance & save up to US$99. Or pay 6 months in advance & save up to US$49 See p.13 for details.

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Apr 7 Apr 19 May 1 May 13 May 25 Jun 6 Jun 18 Jun 30

Apr Apr May May May Jun Jun Jul

655 655 655 655 655 655 655 655

11 23 5 17 29 10 22 4

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Jul 12 Jul 24 Aug 5 Aug 17 Aug 29 Sep 10 Sep 22

Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep

645 645 645 645 645 645 645

16 28 9 21 2 14 26

Code: NRZAD 2012 Oct 4 Oct 16 Oct 24 Nov 1 Nov 9 Nov 17 Nov 25 Dec 3 Dec 7 Dec 11 Dec 15 Dec 19 Dec 23 Dec 27 Dec 31 Jan 4 Jan 8 Jan 12 Jan 16 Jan 20 Jan 24 Jan 28 Feb 1 Feb 5

Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb

10 22 30 7 15 23 1 9 13 17 21 25 29 2 6 10 14 18 22 26 30 3 7 11

1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049

2013 Feb 9 Feb 17 Feb 25 Mar 5 Mar 13 Mar 21 Apr 6 Apr 22 Apr 30 May 8 May 24 Jun 9 Jun 25 Jul 3 Jul 11 Jul 19 Jul 27 Aug 12 Aug 28 Sep 5 Sep 13 Sep 21 Sep 29

Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr May May May Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct

15 23 3 11 19 27 12 28 6 14 30 15 1 9 17 25 2 18 3 11 19 27 5

1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1049 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. NRZA Single room supplement add US$245/add US$55 twin-share. NRZAD Single room supplement add US$445/add US$95 twin-share. Start Auckland 9:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see p.73. For travel insurance see p.74. Rotorua

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Itinerary & sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Paihia Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel mates before heading north to Paihia – where it’s all about chilled out vibes, amazing beaches & cool locals. A Kiwi favourite of fish ‘n’ chips for dinner is the perfect way to start the trip & get into the endless summer atmosphere. Hotel (D) See the Waitemata Harbour, made famous by the America’s Cup Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry Kauri Park Check out Whangarei & Kawakawa’s famous Hundertwasser toilets

• • •

Day 2: Paihia Paihia is the perfect place to relax. Chill out on the beach, see the Maori tribal lands & learn about NZ’s history, or do it like the locals & get into some watersports. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paihia to Auckland Back in Auckland, we’ll show you the city spots before jetting up the city’s iconic Sky Tower. A VIP pass at one of our favourite Auckland nightspots will set you up for an awesome night out. We love Ponsonby Road for some of the city’s best spots to party too. Hotel (B) Auckland city tour & Sky Tower entry

VIP pass at an Auckland nightspot

Day 4: Auckland to Waitomo See NZ’s iconic bird at a Kiwi House before we reach Waitomo. Get into the adrenalin cave activities here before a BBQ dinner or pub meal tonight. Lodge (B,D) Visit Otorohanga’s Kiwi House & Nature Park Traditional Kiwi BBQ or pub dinner (seasonal)

• •

Day 5: Waitomo to Rotorua In Rotorua, we’ll show you the sights then visit a farm show, where you could even try shearing a sheep! Tonight, go local as you indulge in a traditional Maori Hangi & pick up some tips from the locals at a traditional Maori dance performance. Hotel (B,D)

•• •

Agrodome farm show Rotorua city tour Maori Hangi dinner & concert

Day 6: Rotorua Get an in-depth look at Maori culture & history as we tour Ohinemutu Village with our expert guide. With a free day, take advantage of the city’s awesome thermal environment & treat yourself to a spa or treatment. Hotel (B) Locally guided tour of Ohinemutu Village

Day 7: Rotorua to Auckland Today you’ll take a transfer back to Auckland, so it’s time to swap email addresses as your tour ends on arrival. (B) Please note: The transfer from Rotorua to Auckland is not operated by Contiki, but a third party operator.

Catamaran cruise, Bay of Islands

Explore more: optional activities Bay of Islands Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch Waitomo Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves Rotorua Skyline gondola & luge rides • Race down a hill inside a zorb ball Visit contiki.com/steam-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

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Jaffas ‘n’ Jandals 3 Days ILE M Y H ET N AC NI BE

PAIHIA 2

Russell Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

What are Jaffas ‘n’ Jandals? Jaffas? A popular NZ sweet (try them!). Jandals? Kiwi for flipflops or thongs for your feet.

TASMAN SEA

Finish Auckland

2012 Apr 7 ● Apr 9 Apr 19 Apr 21 May 1 May 3 May 13 May 15 May 25 May 27 Jun 6 Jun 8 Jun 18 Jun 20 Jun 30 Jul 2

Total Cost US$ pp*

295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

Total Cost US$ pp*

2012 Jul 12 Jul 24 Aug 5 Aug 17 Aug 29 Sep 10 Sep 22

Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep

295 295 295 295 295 295 295

Places visited 1 or more nightstops

Chill out on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands & learn about NZ’s history, or do it like the locals & get into some watersports. Hotel (B) Day 3: Paihia to Auckland Back in Auckland, we’ll show you

the city spots before jetting up the city’s iconic Sky Tower. The it’s time to swap emails & say your farewells, as your tour ends at 6:00pm. (B) Auckland city tour & Sky Tower entry

6 18 22 26 3 11 19 27 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 2

295 295 295 295 295 295 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299

2013 Jan 4 Jan 6 Jan 8 Jan 10 Jan 12 Jan 14 Jan 16 Jan 18 Jan 20 Jan 22 Jan 24 Jan 26 Jan 28 Jan 30 Feb 1 Feb 3 Feb 5 Feb 7 Feb 9 Feb 11 Feb 13 ✚ Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 19 Feb 21 ✚ Feb 23 Feb 25 Feb 27 Mar 1 ✚ Mar 3 Mar 5 Mar 7

299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299

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Oct Oct Oct Oct Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Jan

2013 Mar 9 Mar 13 Mar 17 Mar 21 Mar 29 Apr 6 Apr 10 Apr 22 Apr 30 May 4 May 8 May 16 May 24 May 28 Jun 9 Jun 21 Jun 25 Jul 3 Jul 11 Jul 15 Jul 19 Jul 27 Aug 8 Aug 12 Aug 20 Aug 28 Sep 1 Sep 5 Sep 13 Sep 21 Sep 25 Sep 29 Oct 7

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Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr May May May May May May Jun Jun Jun Jul Jul Jul Jul Jul Aug Aug Aug Aug Sep Sep Sep Sep Sep Oct Oct

2 nights multi-share hotel accommodation (more on p.50) 3 meals: 2 breakfasts (B) 1 dinner (D) An experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver team

Code: NCZAD/NCZCD 2012 Oct 4 Oct 16 Oct 20 Oct 24 Nov 1 Nov 9 Nov 17 Nov 25 Dec 3 Dec 7 Dec 11 Dec 15 Dec 19 Dec 23 Dec 27 Dec 31

Jaffas ‘n’ Jandals 3 Days What’s Included:

14 26 7 19 31 12 24

NORTH ISLAND

• • •

Day 2: Paihia Paihia is the perfect place to relax.

New Zealand

Travelling between 1 April & 30 Sept 2012? The tour below “Bay of Islands” coded NCZA/NCZC features a slightly modified itinerary. See contiki.com/bay

Start Auckland

US$99 per day

Day 1: Auckland to Paihia Meet up with your Contiki Team & travel mates before heading north to Paihia – where it’s all about chilled out vibes, amazing beaches & cool locals. A Kiwi favourite of fish & chips for dinner is the perfect way to start the trip & get into the endless summer atmosphere. Hotel (D) See the Waitemata Harbour, made famous by the America’s Cup Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry Kauri Park Check out Whangarei & Kawakawa’s famous Hunderwasser toilets

Travelling Early Early Travelling

Code: NCZA/NCZC

From US$295pp*

Itinerary & sightseeing

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11 15 19 23 31 8 12 24 2 6 10 18 26 30 11 23 27 5 13 17 21 29 10 14 22 30 3 7 15 23 27 1 9

299 299 299 299 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 295

Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging Sightseeing tours of all major cities Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges

GO

Only Contiki includes

• Kiwiana fish ‘n’ chips dinner • Catch 360 degree city views from Auckland’s Skytower

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Dolphin swimming

Explore more: optional activities 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/jaffas-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do

NCZA/NCZC Single room supplement add US$145/add US$30 twin-share. ● The tour code for this departure is NCZA only. NCZAD/NCZCD Single room supplement add US$149/add US$35 twin-share. Start Auckland 9:00am & end Auckland 6:00pm. ● The tour code for these departures is NCZAD only. ✚ The tour code for these departures is NCZCD only. Sand dune surfing

www.contiki.com/auckland

Auckland Explorer 3 Days From US$225pp US$75 per day

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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. You can take one before or after your tour!

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.

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

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.50) 2 breakfasts Welcome pack with maps & activity ideas 1 day Explorer Bus sightseeing ‘hop on hop off’ pass detailed 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: NZASD Twin share US$225 Single room supplement add US$149

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Stopover ideas Break the journey on your way to & from New Zealand & Australia with one of our relaxing stopover optons

Fiji 2 Islands 5 Days From US$615pp US$123 per day

Fiji 2 Islands: Relax on island time with Contiki’s 5 day/4 night Fiji package. Combining 2 nights at the Beachcomber Island Resort in the tranquil marine sanctuary of the beautiful Mamanuca Islands & 2 nights at Mantaray Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands, it’s the perfect way to chill. With fantastic island feasts, a huge range of activities, nightly live music & entertainment & the friendliest people on the planet – these islands are the perfect mix of relaxation, sun, culture & fun!

Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on any stopover packages. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges.

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

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

www.contiki.com/fiji

Honolulu Hawaii 2 & 4 Nights From US$199pp US$67 per day

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

Conditions: There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on any stopover packages. For twin-share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges.

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

www.contiki.com/hawaii

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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 (marked below as PRE & POST). Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your tour. For the most up-to-date details go to contiki.com/staylonger & contiki.com/departurepoints.

Australia ALICE SPRINGS All Seasons Oasis 10 Gap Road, Alice Springs: Nestled in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges, this hotel’s features include a tennis court, swimming pool & heated spa. Rooms are air-conditioned & have TV, direct dial telephone & tea/coffee making facilities. Getting there: The All Seasons Oasis is 12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs Airport. A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$25. Alice Springs Departures: Start at 12:00noon: Outback Adventure, Rock & Red (AEADD version). Start at 9:00am: Alice & Kakadu. Start at 1:30pm: Rock & Red (AEDAD version). Stay longer rates: Quad: US$55 Twin: US$79 Single: US$135

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. Start at 7:00am: Beaches & Reefs, The Sun Seeker, Tropical Wonder. Stay longer rates: Quad: US$39 Twin: US$79 Single: US$149

DARWIN Travelodge Mirambeena Resort 64 Cavenagh Street, Darwin: Conveniently located, the Travelodge Mirambeena Resort rooms are all air-conditioned with TV’s & in-house movies. Set in tropical surrounds, the hotel has two swimming pools, a licensed restaurant & fitness room. Getting there: The Travelodge Mirambeena Resort 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$15). A taxi fare is approx A$25. Darwin Departures: Start at 7:30am: Outback Adventure, Alice & Kakadu, The Big Walkabout. Stay longer rates: Quad: US$55 Twin: US$65 Single: US$125 (1/11/12 - 31/3/13) Quad: US$85 Twin: US$110 Single: US$210 (1/4/12 - 30/10/12)

SURFERS PARADISE Australis Sovereign Hotel 138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise: Located a 10 minute walk from the action of central Surfers,

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the hotel features a lagoon style pool with beach area, heated spa & sauna, restaurant & bar. 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$22 one way. Brisbane airport is approx 90km (56 miles) or one & a half hours north, & transfer shuttles cost approx A$44 one way. There is also an airport train to the Gold Coast, costing A$30.30. Alight at Nerang Station then it’s a 12km taxi ride into Surfers Paradise. Surfers Paradise Departures: Start at 4:30pm: The Sun Seeker.

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$62). 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: Sunsets & Surf, Island & Rainforests.

SYDNEY

New Zealand

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$18). 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$15.40). The taxi fare from the airport terminals to Holiday Inn Potts Point is approx A$45. Sydney Departures: Start at 7:00am: Reefs & Rainforests, Beaches & Reefs, Sunsets & Surf, City to Surf, The Big Walkabout. Start at 5:00pm (check in from 3.00pm): Sydney New Years Eve. Stay longer rates: Triple: US$85 Twin: US$119 Single: US$215

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$62). 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$52. Start at 5:00pm at Daydream Island: Sunsets & Surf, Island & Rainforests. Two night sailing option: Getting there: Check in is at the Pro Sail office, shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach. From Great

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$16pp 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 (Only valid for tours departing 1st April - 30th Sep 2011): Start at 12 noon: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Bay of Islands, Sun & Steam, Northern Highlights. Auckland Departures (valid for tours departing 1st Oct 2012): Start at 9:00am: The Big Tiki, Kiwiana Panorama, Northern Choice, Sun & Steam, Jaffas’n’Jandals. Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: US$90 Single: US$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 (Only valid for tours departing 1st April - 30th Sep 2011): Start at 8:00am: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Scenic Southern Christchurch Departures (valid for tours departing 1st Oct 2012): Start at 9:00am: The Big Tiki, Kiwiana Panorama, Sweet as South Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Quad: US$39 Twin: US$55 Single: US$105

QUEENSTOWN Queenstown Departures (valid for tours departing 1st Oct 2012): Tanoa Aspen Hotel 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$9) or shuttle bus (approx NZ$20) or by taxi (approx NZ$30). All accessable outside airport doors. Start at 6:00pm: The Big Tiki (17day option), Kiwiana Panorama (14 day option) Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: US$69 Single: US$115

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 (Only valid for tours departing 1st April - 30th Sep 2011): Start at 7:00am: Scenic Southern (8 day option), Northern Highlights (6 day option). Wellington Departures (valid for tours departing 1st Oct 2012): Start at 6:00pm: Northern Choice (10 day reverse tour option). Start at 7:00am: Sweet as South (10 day option). Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: US$79 Single: US$129

NOTE: • Rates are per person per night including private facilities. • Rooms are available in Australia & New Zealand for one night only. Extra nights will be on request. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of US$30. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before &/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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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. • 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.

Included flights Flights as specified on individual tour itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.75) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regards air travel and other transportation as specified. Through enrolment and payment for your tour you acknowledge and accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass and/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airlines terms & conditions of travel and the application of all relevant International Conventions and applicable national and international law governing air transportation.

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? Comfortable, casual clothing for day 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 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, debit cards or cash (A$ in Australia or NZ$ in New Zealand).

Past traveller 5% discount Eligibility for this discount is based on clients having booked & travelled with Contiki (or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, visit www.thetravelcorporation.com for details) within 5 years of their last tour. Clients must have completed a tour before they can redeem the discount on a subsequent tour booking.

Only one discount can be redeemed per past traveller annually. A deposit must be received before the discount can be applied to the booking. It is not available on pre & post-tour accommodation rates & other selected products. The discount applies to brochured prices only & cannot be combined with any non-brochured special market promotions.

Brochure authenticity 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 due to seasonal closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially early or late in the season. If this happens, alternatives will be arranged.

Am I expected to tip on tour? 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.

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (February 2012), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent or Contiki prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

Seasonality & climate Being such a large landmass, Australia is prone to seasonal climate changes. This will mean that at certain times of the year some of our brochured itineraries may need to be slightly changed. For example: northern Australia itineraries during the wet season (December to April). Inland alpine areas of the South Island in New Zeland can be as cold as -10 C between May & October.

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.

Booking Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 & in all countries we fully comply with local Travel Industry Laws.

Travel insurance Cancellation, unexpected medical expenses, injuries, theft, lost luggage or money can significantly disrupt your holiday. Contiki very strongly recommends that you take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel. Contiki have the right to refuse passengers without the required insurance cover to join our tours. Your insurance must cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. If you intend to participate in adventures sports and activities when travelling then please ensure your policy covers such. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities.

Photography credits Photo courtesy of Nomads p.18 Hotel room, p18 relaxing. Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn Potts Point p.18 Hotel room. Photo courtesy of Raging Thunder p.20 snorkeling, p.21 Whitewater rafting, P.37 Whitewater rafting. Photo courtesy of © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society, p.56 Celine Cousteau Snorkelling. Photo courtesy of © Capkin Van Alphen-Cause Centric Productions p.56 Celine Cousteau Snorkelling. Photo courtesy of The Discovery Group p.29 4x4 beach ride, beach, Mick. Photo courtesy of Mojo Surf p.31 girl surfing, p.34 surfing, p.38 Surfboard hire sign. Photo courtesy of RnR Rafting p.33 Whitewater rafting. Photo courtesy of Jamie MacFadyen p.34 Lifeguard. Photo courtesy of Bridge Climb Sydney p.35 Sydney Harbour Bridge - OTTO holdings (AUST) Pty Limited. Photo courtesy of Pauls Extreme Skydiving p.36 Skydiving. Photo courtesy of Pro Dive p.37 Diving. Photo courtesy of AJ Hackett Bungy p.2, p.37 Bungy jump. Photo courtesy of Tourism NT p.43 Henley on Todd Regatta. Photo courtesy of Australian Turf Club Limited p.47 Raceday. Photo courtesy of AJ Hackett Bungy Front & p.58 cover girl bungy jumping. Photo courtesy of Zorb Ltd p.4, p.70 Zorbing. Photo courtesy of NZONE Skydiving p.5, p.53, p60, p.69 skydiving. Photo courtesy of Interislander p.9 Cruising. Photo courtesy of Splendour (Hobogestapo) p.10, p.40-41 Festival. Photo courtesy of Julie Salsbury p.49 Fox glacier. Photo courtesy of Explore NZ p.49 Sailing, dolphin, p53 dolphin, p.59 sailing, p.71 Catamaran. Photo courtesy of Rainforest Lodge p.50 Hotel Room. Photo courtesy of Abel Tasman Hotel p.50 Hotel Room. Photo courtesy of Fox Glacier Guiding p.52 Fox Glacier. Photo courtesy of Funyaks & Jetboat Safari Dart river p.52 Jet boat. Photo courtesy of Blazing Saddles p.60 Horse riding. Photo courtesy of Real Journeys p.53, p.59, p.61, p.65, p.67 & p.68 Cruise boat. Photo courtesy of Hukafalls Jet Boat p.63 Jet boat ride. Photo courtesy of Hanna Bierre p.64 Speights Brewery. Photo courtesy of Queenstown Rafting p.66 White water rafting. Photo courtesy of Sail NZ p.67 Catamaran. Photo courtesy of Awesomenz.com p.71 Dolphin swimming, sand duning.

For more info check out contiki.com/travel-resources

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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 and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 4th January, 2012. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. For a coach holiday to operate successfully a minimum number of clients is required. Should the numbers on your holiday fail to reach this minimum Contiki reserves the right to cancel your holiday giving a minimum of 6 weeks notice. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable or better alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any tour departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 Throughout this brochure reference is made to the standard of accommodation, meal plans, transportation and included extras that make up your Contiki Holiday. 4.2 At the time this brochure went to press (February, 2012) all Contiki’s holidays and included extras as described on the tours pages throughout this brochure were available. 4.3 With respect to our touring program Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.4 When winter brochures are released, these prices supersede any winter tour prices in the summer brochure 4.5 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for each account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation to disburse thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of US$200, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from your home country, 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 instalment 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 US$200 per person per tour, which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled.

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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 price must be paid no later than 45 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE More than 45 days notice: 45-22 days 21-8 days: 7-1 days: Day of departure:

CANCELLATION FEE Deposit is forfeited 25%of tour fare 30% of tour fare 50% 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 In the event that you should not be granted a visa, we have devised this unique scheme to protect you against the necessary cancellation fees detailed above. For tours costing up to US$1,000 - waiver fee US$79 per person. For tours costing over US$1,000 waiver fee US$89 per person. Waiver fees are payable at the time of booking and are non-refundable. They do not apply to cancellations due to changes of mind or for medical reasons. To protect yourself against these and other eventualities, you should ask your Travel Agent about a suitable insurance policy. N.B. This scheme is applicable only in the event that you provide documentary proof of having a visa application refused. To be eligible for the purchase of the visa waiver insurance, clients are encouraged to do so as early as possible when they make their tour booking. If we do not hear from you or your travel agent 30 days before the tour, we will assume that your visa application has not been approved and we will have to cancel your reservation. However, you can always re-book your tour (subject to availability) should your visa approval come inside 30 days. Bookings made within 30 days without the necessary visa approvals are not eligible for this visa waiver insurance and will be subject to the standard cancellation terms and conditions. 3.5 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.6 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 3.7 If flight changes are requested after the deposit has been received, or if flights are cancelled after tickets are issued, revision fees, change fees or Airline cancellation fees will be applicable and maybe in addition to the above cancellation charges. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternative departure date, transfer your booking to someone else who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package or you wish to change to a different Contiki holiday, you may do so subject to a period of reasonable notice and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure and is available. 4.2 A fee of US$30 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of tour date or tour itinerary within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value in which case a US$30 per person amendment fee will be charged. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included

in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 - 35 inclusive but Contiki may, in its absolute discretion, and, in exceptional circumstances, give confirmation of acceptance of a person outside this age limit. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking. We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable without a suitably qualified companion. Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the Representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 28 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 28 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforcable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforcability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki strongly recommend you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that

you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to and from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to tour managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, 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. Contiki contracts with many different suppliers throughout the world to ensure that all the components of your holiday are taken care of. Contiki accepts responsibility for the services contracted with these suppliers as they effect your holiday. Where a part of your holiday as specified in this brochure cannot be provided and a reasonable alternative not accepted, Contiki may pay compensation specific to that loss.Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under 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 2012 to September 2013. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited. This brochure was published in February 2012 & supersedes any other current brochure in the market.

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By paying the US$200 deposit per person per tour, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on p.75 which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

Website www.contiki.com • Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there’s space on the tour you’ve chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your tour. • At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a nonrefundable deposit of US$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. This will be for the land portion only. • Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. • You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure. • We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

Groups & special interest tours Whether you’re looking to organise a group tour to Europe, North America, Central America, South 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.

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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. DRIVEN BY SERVICE

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

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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 2012. All rights reserved. Printed in Singapore. Contiki provides you with holidays & experiences of a lifetime.

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Contiki Holidays South Pacific eBrochure 2012-13 (Asia)