Page 1

Australia & New Zealand 2009/10 Incl. Hawaii & Fiji stopovers Tours for all budgets

From ÂŁ50/Day

GO contiki.com

Australia & New Zealand Sharing Laughter Culture Fun Adventure Chilling out Freedom Go for it!


THIS IS YOUR PLAYGROUND


3

Ever thought there must be more to life?

Included highlights & sightseeing

There is. Think of 5 words:

Australia, New Zealand and Contiki Australia & New Zealand because they’re packed full of things to see, do and love. Contiki, because we’re the people to help you see your world. So if you want to meet people your age and on your wavelength to share fantastic times travelling, there’s no better way to go. This could be the beginning of the rest of your life! We’ve been a family owned business since 1962 and have led the way since day one, helping generations of travellers discover the world.

Adventure and passion – that’s the Contiki spirit. It’s what we stand for… and after travelling with us, you just might too!

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/contiki-experience


he best value You know the feeling? When you’ve done something so fun, you just want to do it again? That’s Contiki. And that’s why people come from all over the globe to explore Australia & New Zealand with us.

nly the best bits

ompletely 18-35

No younger. No older. Just everyone in between. Travel with us and you’ll meet people your age and build your global network big time! All with the aim to see, smell, taste and live Australia and New Zealand AND share some incredible times together. Are you ready?

We’ve done some hard bargaining across Australia and New Zealand so you get the best deals. Other surprises include fitting our modern coaches with power charging units & loads of included sightseeing.

Like the idea of travelling with your own personal travel guru? Our crew are trained to help you get the most from your holiday, from visiting the sights, to finding and doing things a little more ‘off the itinerary’. Tap into their local knowledge and get all the help and advice you need. And trust us, they’ve made it through training ‘boot camp’ to get here, so they know their stuff.

o hassle

Truth is, travel can be hard work. Like when it’s late and you’re lugging your backpack in the rain, up a crowded street, in a new city, looking for street signs whilst juggling a map. Not fun. We take all the hard work out of your holiday, so you can get down to clocking up some seriously good times – everything a holiday should be about.


5

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/exploremore

Why Contiki?

nowledgeable

want ‘me time’ We hear you. We know you need your own time to check things out, explore the back streets, find a great place for a meal or just enjoy some chill out time. All our trips have flexible free time in every day. There’s also Explore More optional activities (pages 8-9) that let you pick and mix, whether you’re into culture, adventure sports, music or food, the choice is healthy and we’re pretty confident you’ll find something you just can’t say no to.

After 47 years in the business, we have built up quite a reputation. We’re a member of Tour Operator Associations worldwide and we’re recognised globally for our reliability and quality. Sure, the company may’ve grown and evolved, but that essential Contiki spirit is as strong as ever.

Find your way around //////////////////

ngenious! There’s lots to cover in these fantastic countries! So we’ve got smart and created a way of showing you the best of them by making our tours into ‘modules’. This means there’s a load of flexible options to see exactly what you want, in your timeframe. You can choose to cover an entire country with our Aussie Explorer and Grand Explorer, or if you’re short on time, choose any number of tour combinations (modules) from 3-25 days.

2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 11 12 13

Australia, New Zealand & Contiki Why Contiki? Included highlights & sightseeing Explore More & optional activities Contiki crew Real value. Cool deals. About contiki.com Travelling responsibly Want to stay longer? Stopover ideas

Australia tours

Days

14-15 16-17 18-19 20 21 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32 33 34 35

24/25 14 15 10 16 14 12 11 9 7 3 5 4

36-37 37 38-39 40 41

This is Australia Aussie Explorer Contrast Reef & Rock Ocean to Outback Bridge to Reef Reefs & Rainforests Beaches & Reefs Cairns Sunshine Trail Coast & Whitsundays Island & Rainforest Magical Tropics Rainforest Adventure City to Surf Sydney Explorer & New Years packages Diving packages Whitsundays Sailing Territory & Outback Alice & Kakadu Alice & Uluru

5/3 3 11 6 6

New Zealand tours

Days

42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50-51 52 53 54 55

14/15 12/13 7/8 6/8 3 5 3 7

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

Asia tours 56-57

Asia & Contiki

58 59 60

Got a question? The fine print How to book


M ao ri cu ltu re in Ro to ru a

That’s what you’re after isn’t it? To explore the places you’ve seen in films, read about in books and daydreamed of visiting! We call them Included Highlights and they’re a part of every Contiki itinerary, every day.

tation cattle s

tive rac Inte ce rien xpe me far

Best of all, they’re included in the cost of your tour so you can score extra bang for your buck and be sure you will see the things that are key to every destination. Stuff like locally guided tours, some entrance fees, city orientation tours, organised evenings out – they’re just some of what’s included. Follow the footprints for a bit more of what you’ll see…

a amp on Bush c

na d out o Chill nday Islan u Whits F u n k y bar s and clu b s in We llingt on

Se et he ra gin g

Hu ka Fa lls

ef e r Re h e t i r See at Bar Gre Boa t trip

to F rase r Isl and


7

t igh rn e Ov

nd ou S rd ilfo M on se i u cr

Included highlights & sightseeing

Wildlife cruise in Kakadu

rock art Aboriginal in Kakadu

C Cuuddle rru a k mb oa in la

at

L m ord o vie of th lo e c ati Ring on s s

FINDING INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

The awesome So uthern Alps

On each tour page of the brochure, we’ve listed a lot of the sightseeing included in your tour price within the itinerary section. It’s clearly marked in a different colour – see the example here for how it looks.

S & ydn O ey pe H ra a H rbo ou u se r B rid ge


Want to explore more? Sure there are loads of activities already included, but there's also plenty of ‘Free Time’ to go for it and create your own adventure ‘off the itinerary’. Explore something you might have already seen in more detail, or just chill out, relax and see where the backstreets take you. You can also try one of our many Explore More ‘Optional Activities’ that help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. Each one has been handpicked based on past traveller feedback and we’ve negotiated great rates to pass on to you.

Whitewater rafting

It’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding and therefore involve some risk.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge Champagne & sunset at Uluru Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef 4WD Fraser Island’s beaches

Sail the Whitsunday Islands Ride a cablecar over the rainforest Hot air balloon at dawn Guided rainforest eco-hike

Aboriginal cultural experience Learn to surf Scenic flight over Kakadu Camel ride in the outback Cruise Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Camel ride

Ride a Harley in the Red Centre Trip to white-sand Whitehaven Beach Zorbing in Rotorua Lord of the Rings locations tour River boogie boarding

Heli-hike Fox Glacier Wine trail in Martinborough Maori Hangi feast & concert

Canyon swing in Queenstown Swim with the dolphins

Ski & board in the Southern Alps Party cruise on Lake Taupo Fastboat the ‘Hole in the Rock’

Scenic flight over Mt Cook Funyakking into ‘Paradise’ Rocks’n’Ropes adventure course

Snorkelling the reef


9

Explore More & Free Time Optionals

Bungy jumping

Scenic helicopter flight

Zorb ball

Learn to surf lessons Skiing and snowboarding Jetboating

To Mo find E loo re ac xplo ora k ou tiviti re eve nge t for es, ry t arro the our w pag on e. W For a full listing of all Explore More Optional Activities and prices by tour – see contiki.co.uk/ exploremore. You’ll also receive these details in your final documentation. More info on page 58.


“My brain is packed with all the travel knowledge, insider tips and great ideas you need, so you can make the most of your time.”

Contiki Crew have made it through training ‘boot camp’, so they couldn’t be better qualified, plus they love what they do - all adding up to an even better holiday for you!

“I always keep an eagle eye on things to help make your trip as hassle-free as possible.”

“I live, eat and breathe travel. Careful, it’s catching!”

“Sure it’s a tour, but I like to keep it flexible and move things around to suit the group and the day. I’m here to make your trip the best it can be, and am always listening and ready to help.”

“Like to get a handle on the lingo? I’ll give you a few key words and phrases you need to mix it with the locals. Then it’s over to you to give it a try.”

“I look friendly, sound friendly and even wake up friendly. Not bad, eh? I’m also around your age and I’ve got a pretty good idea of the kind of fun you’re after.”

“TM’s come from round the country - nobody knows it better than a local.

“Travelling with me is all about you concentrating on the fun bits. To do that, I like to focus on keeping things organised and running smoothly, so you can focus on enjoying your holiday.”

“There’s no tougher training in the travel industry than our intensive training course and there’s a good reason why. Contiki makes sure that only the very best people make it through so that you get to benefit from having the cream of the crop.”

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/crew

“The other half of our dynamic duo - nobody knows the roads like our Drivers do. They handle all the driving stress while getting you where you want, near door to door, without having to lug your bags around.”


11

THE CONTIKI PRICE/DAY

We’ve done the sums on doing a tour versus travelling on your own to 3 key destinations. And the results are in! Check the next page to find ways to cut your holiday costs even more.

50

* L sa ots vi o ng f s

Real value. Cool deals.

£

Contiki crew. Real value & cool deals

Early Payment Discounts

Save up to £175 off the cost of your tour when you book and pay in full, 6 or 12 months before departing. Check the tour page for savings on the trip of your choice.

Auckland Sydney New Zealand Australia

Gold Coast Australia

NZ$15.50

A$18.50

A$18.00

Fully cooked breakfast at Stone Oven

Scrambled eggs, toast, coffee & juice at Adria café

Fully cooked breakfast, coffee & juice at Pancakes in Paradise

NZ$35.00

A$62.00

A$35.00

Explorer Bus Pass (not including entry to attractions)

AAT Kings Sydney morning city sights & Bondi tour

Adventure Duck land + water city sightseeing tour of the canals

NZ$80.00

A$55.00

A$40.00

(price of budget hotel twin share/room only)

at Mercure Auckland Hotel

at Base Backpackers Sydney (double room with ensuite)

at Sleeping Inn (twin share with ensuite)

Day Travel Pass

N/A

A$16.00

A$18.00

Cityrail bus/train/ferry travel day pass

Multi zone day travel pass

NZ$42.00

A$30.00

A$28.00

at Wildfire Restaurant

at Una’s Restaurant

at George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant

NZ$54.00

A$17.80

A$17.80

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

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

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

Breakfast

Sightseeing

1 Night’s Budget Accommodation

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

Transport

`Total cost of your day in £’s when doing it your own way The unbeatable Contiki price

Converted to £GBP

Converted to £GBP

Converted to £GBP

£85/day

£94/day

£74/day

Contiki’s Aus & NZ from £50/day

Multi-tour Discounts

Book any 2 Contiki trips of 10 days or longer, at the same time & get up to £60 off the cost of the second tour.

Group Discounts MORE 4 save 5% Get 4 or more people to book at the same time on the same tour and take 5% off the cost per person. SAVINGS 7 save 7.5% Book 7 people travelling on the same holiday at the same time and score a 7.5% discount per person. PERFECT 10 save 10% Round up a group of 10 friends booking on the same tour at the same time and the 11th person travels free. Or everyone in your group gets 10% off. Whatever way you like it! All discounts apply to the land tour price only. More 4, Savings 7 and Perfect 10 can be combined on tours of 5 days or more (with the exception of dive packages).

Reverse Tours Save up to £90 off when you take a Contiki AUS or NZ tour in reverse from the brochured itinerary. Reverse itineraries start from the northern cities of Darwin, Cairns and The Whitsundays. Or in New Zealand, from Christchurch. Itineraries that can be done in reverse itineraries are marked on the relevant tour pages.

Price Guarantee *Prices & exchange rates validated at 21st Jan 2009 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing is based on a Bay of Islands tour daily cost.

As soon as we receive your deposit, your tour price is guaranteed and only government action can change it. That’s even more reason to book & pay early! See page 59 for details. W For more go to contiki.co.uk/deals


When you hit the road with us, there are two very good reasons to feel great (and probably more)! First one is the feel-good factor of knowing you’re about to begin the trip of a lifetime. Second, you’ll feel even better knowing that travelling by coach emits less carbon emissions and other harmful greenhouse gases per passenger than most other forms of transport including cars, trains and planes! International air travel is key to getting you on the road to your world adventure and most have options for you to carbon offset, if you choose to. Coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel around.

Bags packed & ready to go? Or just thinking about it? Wherever you’re at with your travel plans, joining the Contiki community online will help. Here’s all with the aim to get out there and live travel! You’ll find advice and comments from past Contiki travellers to answer all those little questions (and the big ones)! And there’s a healthy amount of pre-trip meeting going on too, so you can often find trip mates from your tour before you even leave home.

Contiki’s coach fleet is one of the best around and we’re regularly updating it so that all our engines remain fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. For the full story go to contiki.co.uk/responsibletravel. We’re also founding partners and have helped establish The Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation. US$1 million is awarded annually to projects that protect the environment, help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism. In 2008, the Foundation helped protect three million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil, supported indigenous sustainable tourism), funded wildlife research centres in Africa and work to preserve important monuments and archaeological sites throughout Europe, like the sinking city of Venice). For more on the Foundation’s work see tltc.com/foundation

What else can you find at contiki.com? • Contiki videos & mini-movie • Cool competitions • The latest deals • More detailed itineraries, prices & Explore More activity options • Plus there’s contikipedia… our very own wiki full of answers to every Contiki question imaginable written by our tour managers and past travellers.

For more got to contiki.com

rbon a c w o h See ur efficientsoare at: coache


13

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

Fiji Islands

5 days – 2 islands from £285*

5 day/4 night package combining 2 nights at the Beachcomber Island Resort in the Mamanuca islands & 2 nights at Manta Ray Resort in the Yasawa islands.

Stopovers Stay longer

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/fiji

Hawaii

2 or 4 nights in Honolulu from £100*

2 & 4 night packages on the beautiful island of Oahu, in a great hotel near Waikiki Beach, with an included Contiki concierge service to make your holiday hassle-free. W For more go to contiki.co.uk/hawaii

Hotel departure points and stay longer options Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts and how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday and 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.co.uk/staylonger and contiki.co.uk/departurepoints.

Alice Springs All Seasons Oasis, 10 Gap Road, Alice Springs: Nestled in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges, this hotel’s features include a tennis court, swimming pool and heated spa. Rooms are air-conditioned and have TV, direct dial telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Getting there: The All Seasons Oasis is 12 km (7 miles) from Alice Springs Airport. The Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$15). A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$25. Alice Springs Departures: Start at 9.00am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Uluru (AEAD version), Alice & Kakadu. Start at 2.00pm: Alice & Uluru (AEDA version). Stay longer rates: Quad: £20 Twin £35 Single £59

Cairns Cairns Colonial Club Resort, 18-26 Cannon St., Manunda: Situated within 10 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, the resort is only 6kms from the centre of Cairns. Features include 3 lagoon swimming pools, a tennis court, fitness centre, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a free bus service into town. Getting there: The Cairns Colonial Club Resort is 6 km (4 miles) from Cairns International Airport. The Colonial Club free shuttle meets most flights and is generally found adjacent to the baggage claim area. A taxi to the hotel is approx A$15. Cairns Departures: Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Island & Rainforest, Rainforest Adventure. Start at 12.00 noon: Beaches & Reefs, Cairns Sunshine Trail, Magical Tropics. Stay longer rates: Quad: £19 Twin £35 Single £69

Darwin Quality Frontier Darwin, 3 Buffalo Court, Darwin: Conveniently located, the Frontier Darwin’s rooms are all air-conditioned with TV’s and in-house movies. The hotel has a large swimming pool, restaurants, public bar and beer garden. Getting there: The Quality Frontier Darwin is 6 km (4 miles) from Darwin International Airport. Darwin Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$11). A taxi fare is approx A$25. Darwin Departures: Start at 7.30am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Kakadu, Aussie Explorer. Stay longer rates: Quad: £25 Twin £39 Single £75

Surfers Paradise Australis Sovereign Hotel, 138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise: Located a 10 minute walk from

the action of central Surfers, the hotel features a lagoon style pool with beach area, heated spa and sauna, restaurant and bar. Getting there: There are two airports servicing Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast airport is approx 22 km (14 miles) or 30 minutes drive south, and transfer shuttles cost approx A$18 one way. Brisbane airport is approx 90 km (56 miles) or one and a half hours north, and transfer shuttles cost approx A$39 one way. There is also an airport train to the Gold Coast, costing A$26. Alight at Nerang Station then it’s a 12 km taxi ride into Surfers Paradise. Surfers Paradise Departures: Start at 5.00pm: Cairns Sunshine Trail.

Sydney The Chifley Potts Point, Corner Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point: Ideally positioned in the heart of Potts Point and Kings Cross entertainment precincts with the Sydney CBD close by, the Chifley features a restaurant and bar. Rooms are air-conditioned, with ensuite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, colour TV and mini bar. Getting there: The Chifley Potts Point is 16 km (10 miles) from Sydney International Airport. Shuttle buses meet all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (from approx A$13). Also available is the airport link rail service which travels to Sydney Central Station then change trains for Kings Cross Station - located directly under the hotel (approx A$14.80). The taxi fare from the airport terminals to Chifley Potts Point is approx A$35. Sydney Departures: Start at 7.00am: Reefs & Rainforests, Beaches & Reefs, Coast & Whitsundays, City to Surf, Contrast Reef & Rock, Aussie Explorer. Start at 5.00pm (check in from 3.00pm): Ocean to Outback, Bridge to Reef, Sydney New Years Eve. Check in from 3.00pm: Sydney Scene. Stay longer rates: Triple: £30 Twin £35 Single £75

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

(approx A$15) where Fantasea Cruises provide a regular service to Daydream Island, approx A$29. Start at 5.00pm at Daydream Island: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Island stay versions). Two night sailing versions: Getting there: Check in is at the Pro Sail office, shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Whitsunday Transit Coaches meet all flights for a transfer to Airlie Beach (approx A$15). Clients should call Pro Sail on 1800 810 116 or 07 4946 7533 if there are any problems. Check in by 3pm at Airlie Beach: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Sailing versions).

NEW ZEALAND Auckland Mercure Hotel Auckland, 8 Customs Street, Auckland: Situated in the centre of the city, within a short walking distance of the central shopping and tourist areas. Facilities include a brasserie-style restaurant and bar. Getting there: The Mercure Hotel Auckland is 22km (14 miles) from Auckland International Airport. The cheapest form of transport to and from Auckland Airport is the Airbus situated just outside the terminal building (approx NZ$15 pp plus 20% discount with Contiki travellers guide book). Other sources of available transport are shuttle vans (approx NZ$25 pp) or taxis (approx NZ$70). Auckland Departures: Start at 12 noon: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Bay of Islands, Sun & Steam, Northern Highlights. Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin £40 Single £79

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 and nightlife. Amenities include a restaurant & bar. Getting there: Bealey’s Hotel is 10km (6 miles) from Christchurch International Airport. The cheapest form of transport from the airport is shuttle van (approx NZ$15 pp) or you can get a taxi (approx NZ$35). Christchurch Departures: Start at 8.00am: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Scenic Southern. Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Quad £25 Twin £30 Single £55

Queenstown Queenstown Lodge, Sainsbury Road, Fernhill Queenstown: The perfect place to explore the area with a great social atmosphere. Getting there: Queenstown Lodge is 8km (5 miles) from Queenstown International Airport. The cheapest transport to Queenstown lodge is the Connecta Bus (approx NZ$6) or shuttle bus (approx NZ$20) or by taxi (approx NZ$30). All accessable outside airport doors. Queenstown Departures: Start at 10.30am: Grand Explorer (14 day option), Grand Adventurer (12 day option). Tours start at the Queenstown Airport where the Contiki coach will pick up clients (no formal checkin desk, clients should wait near the front door and will easily see the coach arriving (it’s a very small airport). The cheapest transport from town to the airport is the Shopper Bus (approx NZ$6 pp) Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin £30 Single £50

Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel, 169 Willis Street, Wellington: Well located in the main shopping and business area and short walking distance to the waterfront and museums. Getting there: The Abel Tasman Hotel is 10km (6 miles) from Wellington International Airport. The cheapest form of transport from the airport is the orange Wellington Link bus situated just outside the terminal and to the right (approx NZ$5 pp). Get off at Courtney Place. Other forms of transport are shuttle vans (approx NZ$20 pp) or taxis (approx NZ$30). Wellington Departures: Start at 7.30am: Scenic Southern (8 day option), Northern Highlights (6 day option). Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin £35 Single £59

• Rates are per person per night including private facilities. • Rooms are available in Australia for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights in Sydney & Cairns, and 1 night in all other properties. In NZ, rooms are available for one night only. Extra nights will be on request. • Full payment is required 45 days before arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee. Any amendments incur a charge of £15. • Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking extra accommodation directly before and/or after their tour. • If two people are sharing a room booking must be made at the same time. • All hotels are subject to availability and where necessary, we may provide an alternative on your arrival.

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/departurepoints

AUSTRALIA


s i s i Th

It’s different out here. From the endless space of the outback, red centre and national parks of the Top End. To the East Coast with it’s chilled-out coastal towns, beaches, reef, rainforests and Sydney’s big city bustle. Whatever kind of holiday you’re after, Australia’s got it and we’re here to show you the best bits!

19 a tour mazing 3 to s from 25 d ays


15

Australia

Sleep in amazing places like... Under the stars in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ at Kings Creek Station In the heart of Uluru-Kata Tjuta or Kakadu National Parks In the outback in a traditional country homestead on a working cattle farm Right on the beachfront at our Surf Camp or Great Barrier Reef island resort Amongst the Daintree rainforest at an ecolodge or onboard a yacht surrounded by the blue water Whitsundays And when in the cities, it’s quality, central hotels There’s loads more online at contiki.com/ausaccommodation

Cairns Colonial Club

Daydream Island Resort

Sip champagne watching the sunset at spectacular Uluru.on.

le stati Get a taste of life on a working catt 7 natural ld’s wor the of one dive or Snorkel f. wonders – the Great Barrier Ree ’ ‘yarn a and r) bee of (can Have a ‘tinny’ (friends). (conversation) with your new ‘mates’

Outback camp, Kings Canyon

Get your adrenaline pumpingg with skydiving, bungy jumpin and white water rafting.

wetlands. Get up close to nature in the Kakadust rainforest Walk through the Daintree, the olde een your on earth. Feel the warm sand betwbeaches. toes on one of countless stunning dunes 4WD your heart out across the sand on Fraser Island.

Sailing The Whitsundays

Learn the ‘ropes’ sailing around The Whitsunday Islands. and kangaroos) as Make friends with the locals (i.e. koal learn to surf. you n whe life to es com re Beach cultu ack. outb n ope the Ride a camel in

And that’s just the beginning!

W For more on accommodation contiki.com/ausaccommodation For more on things to do contiki.com/exploremore

i from ontik with C

y er da £50 p


25 Days AussieExplorer combining the East Coast & Northern Territory

ys 80 a D 25 £17 from/Day £72

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P 1 KATHERINE

Litchfield N.P

Mataranka

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

3 CAIRNS

1 TENNANT CREEK

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 The Olgas

2

QUEENSLAND

3 ALICE SPRINGS

COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

ULURU

Capricorn Coast

2 FRASER ISLAND

Flights are included!

Noosa

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

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR

Your choice You can start this tour in Darwin and travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £90 and this tour will be 24 days long.

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

VICTORIA

Kings Canyon

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming COFFS HARBOUR: Learn to surf lesson


17

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/aussie-explorer

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

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 37 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:EXSX / ex Darwin:EXDX

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

East Coast & Northern Territory

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

25 days Aussie Explorer 24 nights accomm 19 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 9 dinners (island option) 10 dinners (sailing option) What’s included All as per itinerary

• 24 nights multi-share accommodation (23 nights for reverse itinerary): 17 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge, 2 nights in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night in a country homestead & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’. Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 37) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp & yacht quad/multishare only

When to go and how much Code: EXSD 2009/10 All prices per person in £ Start Sydney 2009 MAR 22 APR 19 MAY 17 JUN 14 JUL 12 AUG 9 SEP 6 OCT 4 NOV 1 NOV 29 DEC 27 2010 JAN 24 FEB 21 MAR 21 APR 18 MAY 16 JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5

Code: EXDS 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Finish Darwin

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

APR 15 MAY 13 JUN 10 JUL 8 AUG 5 SEP 2 SEP 30 OCT 28 NOV 25 DEC 23 JAN 20

1825 1825 1825 1825 1780 1780 1780 1780 1870 1870 1870

1980 1980 1980 1980 1935 1935 1935 1935 2025 2025 2025

FEB 17 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29

1870 1870 1870 1860 1860 1860 1835 1835 1835

2025 2025 2025 2015 2015 2015 1990 1990 1990

Start Darwin 2009 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2 DEC 30 2010 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

APR 17 MAY 15 JUN 12 JUL 10 AUG 7 SEP 4 OCT 2 OCT 30 NOV 27 DEC 25 JAN 22

1735 1735 1735 1735 1690 1690 1690 1690 1780 1780 1780

1890 1890 1890 1890 1845 1845 1845 1845 1935 1935 1935

FEB 19 MAR 19 APR 16 MAY 14 JUN 11 JUL 9 AUG 6 SEP 3 OCT 1

1780 1780 1780 1770 1770 1770 1745 1745 1745

1935 1935 1935 1925 1925 1925 1900 1900 1900

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Tour only supplement - add £1105 single/add £355 twin share. Tour + sailing supplement - add £985 single/add £320 twin share (no twin or single available whilst on boat). EXSD: Start Sydney 7.00am and end Darwin 6.00pm. EXDS: Start Darwin 7.30am and end Sydney 6.00pm. For departure point information see page 13. Extend your holiday! Stay on using our special rates before or after your tour. More on page 13.

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 19 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) Sailing option: 19 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 10 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (reverse for EXDS) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £175. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £89. See page 11 for details.

FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch 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-submersib le ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert & the MacDonnell Range KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area


14 Days Contrast Reef & Rock combining the East Coast & Northern Territory

Harley Davidson Ride, Uluru

ys 95 a D 14 £13 from0/Day £10

Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

2 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

QUEENSLAND Simpsons Gap

1 ALICE SPRINGS The Olgas

2

COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

ULURU

Capricorn Coast

2 FRASER ISLAND Noosa

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

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

Currumbin

Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

VICTORIA

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

PORT STEPHENS: Sandboard & ‘surf’ down the sandunes SURFERS PARADISE: Dracula’s comedy cabaret show & dinner


19

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/rock

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Hotel (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit a wildlife sanctuary - cuddle a koala & see kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils & more! Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Visit Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’, & you have a travellers paradise! Hotel Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has still retained a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a little beach resort blending the chic with surf culture. Eco Lodge (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a fascinating cutting demonstration of Australia’s national gemstone, the Opal Visit picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Fraser Island Take a full day to uncover World Heritage listed Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its diverse ecology of rainforests, towering sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Stay in the eco-village & enjoy the resort facilities Day 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead A bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire

Day 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island Day 9: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out, & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) Enjoy great resort facilities like the day spa See native birdlife & wallabies Day 10: The Whitsundays to Cairns Catch a quick flight & head north to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns – home to plenty of action & the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B) Flight from Whitsundays to Cairns Day 11: Cairns to Uluru (Ayers Rock) Hop on another plane & this time see the contrast as you fly from the 'blue & green' of the coast to the 'red' of the outback at Yulara Resort. Lodge (B) Flight from Cairns to Uluru Day 12: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk up, on or around ’The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) Day 13: Uluru to Alice Springs Pit stop at a fascinating institution in outback travel, the traditional Australian Roadhouse, on the return trip to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Visit a traditional outback roadhouse Day 14: Alice Springs Explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ’The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its population of Aussie characters & reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Then the tour ends in the afternoon & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. Alice Springs city tour Visit ANZAC Hill memorial Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap, home to the blackfooted wallaby Visit West MacDonnell National Park Please note: Itinerary may change slightly depending on flight schedules.

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

East Coast & Northern Territory

14 days Contrast Reef & Rock

Tjapukai Aboriginal Park

13 nights accomm 10 breakfasts 5 dinners What’s included All as per itinerary

• 13 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge, 2 nights in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 10 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flights from Whitsundays to Cairns & Cairns to Uluru • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Great Barrier Reef

4 wheel driving, Fraser Island

When to go and how much Code: RRSA 2009/10 Start Sydney

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

Start Sydney

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

2009 MAR 22 APR 19 MAY 17 JUN 14 JUL 12 AUG 9 SEP 6 OCT 4 NOV 1 NOV 29 DEC 27

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

1429 1429 1429 1429 1395 1395 1395 1395 1465 1465 1465

2010 JAN 24 FEB 21 MAR 21 APR 18 MAY 16 JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5

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

1465 1465 1465 1459 1459 1459 1435 1435 1435

4 2 30 27 25 22 19 17 14 12 9

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £210. Single room supplement add £645. Start Sydney 7.00am and end Alice Springs 12.00noon. For departure point information see page 13.

Uluru

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £139. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £69. See page 11 for details.

SURFERS PARADISE: ‘Bushwacker’ guided National Park rainforest walk & lunch COFFS HARBOUR: Learn to surf lesson FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island WHITSUNDAYS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert KINGS CANYON: Scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru - Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles


20

15 Days

East Coast & Northern Territory

14 nights accomm 10 breakfasts 4 dinners

• 14 nights multi-share accommodation: 11 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

WHITSUNDAYS KINGS Simpsons (Daydream Island) CANYON Gap 1 The 2 ALICE QUEENSLAND Olgas 2 SPRINGS ULURU

Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 10 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Contiki Representative • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flights & transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays & Cairns to Alice Springs • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

combining the East Coast & Northern Territory

Gulf of Carpentaria

What’s included All as per itinerary

Ocean to Outback

Langmorn Station

3

ays 290 D 5 1 £1 m o r f /Day £86

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ded inclu ghts li f estic Dom

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

3 SYDNEY Tasman Sea

VICTORIA

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: OOUI 2009/10

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

Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

£ pp

Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

£ pp

2009 MAR 26 APR 23 MAY 21 JUN 18 JUL 16 AUG 13 SEP 10 OCT 8 NOV 5 DEC 3

APR MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

1325 1325 1325 1325 1290 1290 1290 1290 1355 1355

2010 JAN 28 FEB 25 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9

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

1355 1355 1355 1349 1349 1349 1329 1329 1329

9 7 4 2 30 27 24 22 19 17

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £215. Single room supplement add £699. Start Sydney 5.00pm and end Uluru 8.00am. For departure point information see page 13.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £129. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £65. See page 11 for details.

Days 1-9: Sydney to Cairns Refer to Bridge to Reef itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 21. Day 10: Cairns to Alice Springs Chill in Cairns, then hop on a flight to Alice Springs & your ‘Territory’ adventure. Hotel Cairns sightseeing tour Day 11: Alice Springs Explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its population of Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (B,D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill memorial Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap, home to the blackfooted wallaby Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 12: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station, & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars

Day 13: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 14: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk up, on or around ’The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) Day 15: Uluru The tour ends after breakfast in Uluru & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. Or space permitting, catch a free transfer back to Alice Springs (arrive at approximately 6.00pm). (B)

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

All activities listed on the opposite page for Bridge to Reef as well as these activities below: ALICE SPRINGS: Learn from Aboriginal people about their lifestyle and beliefs on a ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ experience - Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert & the MacDonnell Range ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru - Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/ocean-to-outback

15 days Ocean to Outback


21

10 Days Bridge to Reef

East Coast

10 days Bridge to Reef

Whitehaven Beach

9 nights accomm 5 breakfasts 2 dinners

Gulf of Carpentaria

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

ays 19 D 0 1 £7 m o r f /Day £72

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

WHITSUNDAYS

3

All as per itinerary

(Daydream Island)

ded inclu ghts li f estic Dom

• 9 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in a hotel & 6 nights in resorts

QUEENSLAND

Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

3 SYDNEY VICTORIA

Sydney Harbour Bridge

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/bridge-to-reef

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

pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B)(B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies Day 7: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns – home to plenty of action & the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B) Note: Today we may substitute the coach travel along the coast with a flight from the Whitsundays to Cairns. When we do this the flight is included in the prices shown.

Days 8-9: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping, & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 10: Cairns Spend a fascinating morning experiencing Aboriginal culture at Australia’s most awarded attraction - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Then return to Cairns where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit Tjapukai & see Aboriginal dancing, spear throwing & learn to throw a boomerang

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

What’s included

Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 5 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager, Driver & Contiki Representative • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight & transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Code: BRRI 2009/10 Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

£ pp

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

£ pp

2009 MAR 26 APR 23 MAY 21 JUN 18 JUL 16 AUG 13 SEP 10 OCT 8 NOV 5 DEC 3

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

735 735 735 735 719 719 719 719 755 755

2010 JAN 28 FEB 25 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9

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

755 755 755 749 749 749 739 739 739

4 2 30 27 25 22 19 17 14 12

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £140. Single room supplement add £479.

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

Start Sydney 5.00pm and end Cairns 12.00 noon. For departure point information see page 13.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £79. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £39. See page 11 for details.

SYDNEY: Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, The Harbour Bridge - Adrenaline-pumping harbour jet boat ride WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch - White water raft the mighty Tully River - Tandem skydive - Bungy jump with panoramic views of the rainforest


16 Days Reefs & Rainforests

Outer Barrier Reef daytrip

ys 0 a D 16 £96 from/Day £60

Mossman Gorge Kuranda

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

2 FRASER ISLAND Noosa

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Your choice You can start this tour in Sydney and travel it in reverse.

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

VICTORIA

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

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


23 Itinerary and included sightseeing

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/reefs

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

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 37 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Cairns:BWCW / ex Sydney:BWSW

Day 9: The Whitsundays to Country Homestead Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields

on your way to our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Farm tour to see a mix of farm animals & even kangaroos! Day 10: Country Homestead to Fraser Island Head back out to the coast, catch a ferry, & touch down on the natural wonder of Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B,D) Day 11: Fraser Island Take a full day to uncover World Heritage listed Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its diverse ecology of rainforests, towering sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 12: Fraser Island to Surfers Paradise Back to the mainland, it’s on to Noosa, a little beach resort blending the chic with surf culture. After lunch, explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has still retained a laid-back, small town attitude before arriving in Surfers Paradise. Hotel (B) Visit picturesque Noosa & its beach Brisbane city tour Watch a fascinating cutting demonstration of Australia’s national gemstone, the Opal Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 13: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’, & you have a travellers paradise! Hotel Day 14: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour Encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary before wandering through the artsy, coastal town of Byron Bay. Then continue down Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. Surf Village (B,D) Visit a wildlife sanctuary - cuddle a koala & see kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils & more! Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Day 15: Coffs Harbour to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) This morning we’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. This afternoon, head to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay. Resort (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 16: Shoal Bay to Sydney After taking a chance to cruise with the dolphins or trying out sandboarding in Port Stephens, finish up the day by checking out Sydney’s icons. The tour ends here & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

East Coast

16 days Reefs & Rainforests

Whitewater rafting

When to go and how much Code: BWCS 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Code: BWSC 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 APR 2 APR 9 APR 20 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 10 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 7 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 5 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 2 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 30 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 28

APR 17 APR 24 MAY 5 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 25 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 22 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 20 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 17 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 15 DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 12

990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015

1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1145 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1115 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170

2009 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 9 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 17 MAY 24 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 30 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 27 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 24 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 22 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 19 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 17 DEC 27

APR 6 APR 13 APR 24 MAY 4 MAY 11 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 14 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 11 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 9 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 6 NOV 16 NOV 23 DEC 4 DEC 14 DEC 21 JAN 1 JAN 11

1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075

1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1205 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1175 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230

2010 JAN 7 JAN 13 JAN 25 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 19 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 9 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 6 SEP 16 SEP 23

JAN 22 JAN 28 FEB 9 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 MAY 4 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 9 JUL 16 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 24 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 21 OCT 1 OCT 8

1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1010 1010 1010 1010 1010 1010 1010 1010 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995

1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1165 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150

2010 JAN 2 JAN 14 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 8 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 16 MAY 23 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 29 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 26 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 23

JAN 17 JAN 29 FEB 8 FEB 15 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 23 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 13 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 10 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 8

1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1070 1070 1070 1070 1070 1070 1070 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055 1055

1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1230 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210 1210

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Tour only supplement - add £775 single/add £240 twin share. Tour + sailing supplement - add £655 single/add £205 twin share (no twin or single available whilst on boat). BWCS: Start Cairns 7.30am and end Sydney 6.00pm BWSC: Start Sydney 7.00am and end Cairns 4.00pm For departure point information see page 13.

15 nights accomm 11 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 6 dinners (island option) 7 dinners (sailing option) What’s included All as per itinerary

• 15 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel, 9 nights in resorts, 2 nights in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 37) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Yacht quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 11 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) Sailing option: 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 7 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 1 & 2 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Byron Bay

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £99. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £49. See page 11 for details.

WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) SURFERS PARADISE: ‘Bushwacker’ guided National Park rainforest walk & lunch FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch COFFS HARBOUR: Learn to surf lesson PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming


14 Days Beaches & Reefs

ys 5 a D 14 £84 from/Day £61

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

2 FRASER ISLAND Noosa

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns and travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £50.

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

VICTORIA

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

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


25

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/beaches

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

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

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 37 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:BRSW / ex Cairns:BRCW

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

Tjapukai Cultural Park

East Coast

14 days Beaches & Reefs

Tandem skydiving

When to go and how much Code: BRSC 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Code: BRCS 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 9 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 17 MAY 24 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 30 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 27 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 24 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 22 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 19 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 17 DEC 27

APR 4 APR 11 APR 22 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 12 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 9 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 7 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 4 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 2 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 30 JAN 9

920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 945 945 945 945 945 945 945

1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100

2010 JAN 2 JAN 14 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 8 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 16 MAY 23 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 29 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 26 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 23

JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 6

945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 925

1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 APR 4 APR 11 APR 22 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 12 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 9 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 7 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 4 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 2 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 30

APR 17 APR 24 MAY 5 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 10 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 25 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 22 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 20 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 17 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 15 DEC 25 JAN 1 JAN 12

870 870 870 870 870 870 870 870 845 845 845 845 845 845 845 845 845 845 845 845 895 895 895 895 895 895 895

1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050

2010 JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 22 JAN 28 FEB 9 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 MAY 4 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 9 JUL 16 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 24 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 21 OCT 1 OCT 8

895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 890 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875

1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1045 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030 1030

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Tour only supplement - add £620 single/add £210 twin share. Tour + sailing supplement - add £500 single/add £175 twin share (no twin or single available whilst on boat). BRSC: Start Sydney 7.00am and end Cairns 12.00 noon BRCS: Start Cairns 12.00 noon and end Sydney 6.00pm For departure point information see page 13. Extend your holiday! Stay on using our special rates before or after your tour. More on page 13.

13 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 5 dinners (island option) 6 dinners (sailing option) What’s included All as per itinerary

• 13 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel, 7 nights in resorts, 2 nights in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 37) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Yacht quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Aussie lifesaver

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £89. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £45. See page 11 for details.

SURFERS PARADISE: Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - ‘Bushwacker’ guided National Park rainforest walk & lunch - Spectacular tandem skydive CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise - Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners and certified divers - Dawn hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent)


12 Days Cairns Sunshine Trail

Tjapukai Cultural Centre

ys 0 a D 12 £75 from/Day £63

Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

2 FRASER ISLAND Noosa

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns and travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £35.

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES

Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

VICTORIA

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

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


27 Itinerary and included sightseeing

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/sunshine

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

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

East Coast

12 days Cairns Sunshine Trail

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 37 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Surfers P:BTSW / ex Cairns:BTCW

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

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday in Cairns.

Semi-submersible cruise

11 nights accomm 7 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 3 dinners (island option) 4 dinners (sailing option)

Jetskiing, The Whitsundays

When to go and how much Code: BTSC 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Code: BTCS 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Start Finish Surfers P. Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 11 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUL 14 JUL 21 AUG 1 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 29 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 26 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 24 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 21 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 19 DEC 29

APR 4 APR 11 APR 22 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 12 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 9 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 7 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 4 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 2 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 30 JAN 9

805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 825 825 825 825 825 825 825

960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 980 980 980 980 980 980 980

2010 JAN 4 JAN 16 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 10 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 31 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 28 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 25

JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 6

825 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 825 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810

980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965

Start Cairns

Finish Tour Surfers P. Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 APR 4 APR 11 APR 22 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 12 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 9 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 7 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 4 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 2 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 30

APR 15 APR 22 MAY 3 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 8 JUL 15 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 23 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 20 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 18 OCT 28 NOV 4 NOV 15 NOV 25 DEC 2 DEC 13 DEC 23 DEC 30 JAN 10

770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 790 790 790 790 790 790 790

925 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 945 945 945 945 945 945 945

2010 JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 20 JAN 26 FEB 7 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 MAY 2 MAY 12 MAY 19 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUL 7 JUL 14 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 22 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 19 SEP 29 OCT 6

790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775

945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 945 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 930 930 930 930 930 930 930 930 930

What’s included All as per itinerary

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Tour only supplement - add £555 single/add £190 twin share. Tour + sailing supplement - add £435 single/add £155 twin share (no twin or single available whilst on boat). BTSC: Start Surfers Paradise 5.00pm and end Cairns 12.00 noon BTCS: Start Cairns 12.00 noon and end Surfers Paradise 8.00am For departure point information see page 13.

• 11 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel, 6 nights in resorts, 2 nights in an eco-lodge & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 37) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Yacht quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) Sailing option: 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £79. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £39. See page 11 for details.

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - White water raft the mighty Tully River Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersib le - Dawn hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast


11 Days Coast &Whitsundays

Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island

ys 0 a D 11 £73 from/Day £67

Coral Sea

Great Barrier Reef

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

2 FRASER ISLAND Noosa

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Your choice You can start this tour in the Whitsundays and travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £35.

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

VICTORIA

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming COFFS HARBOUR: Learn to surf lesson


29 Itinerary and included sightseeing

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/coast

Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Hotel (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit a wildlife sanctuary - cuddle a koala & see kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils & more! Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Visit Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’, & you have a travellers paradise! Hotel Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Fraser Island Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has still retained a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a little beach resort blending the chic with surf culture. Eco Lodge (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a fascinating cutting demonstration of Australia’s national gemstone, the Opal Visit picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Fraser Island Take a full day to uncover World Heritage listed Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD

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

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 37 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:SQSW / ex W’suns:SQCW

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

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday in Sydney.

Shopping, Noosa

East Coast

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

Surfers Paradise

When to go and how much Code: SQSC 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Code: SQCS 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Start Sydney

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 9 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 17 MAY 24 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 30 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 27 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 24 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 22 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 19 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 17 DEC 27

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

785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 805 805 805 805 805 805 805

940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 960 960 960 960 960 960 960

2010 JAN 2 JAN 14 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 8 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 16 MAY 23 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 29 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 26 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 23

JAN 12 JAN 24 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 18 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 8 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 5 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 3

805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 805 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785

960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940

Start W’suns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 APR 7 APR 14 APR 25 MAY 5 MAY 12 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 30 JUL 7 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 15 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 12 SEP 22 SEP 29 OCT 10 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 7 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 5 DEC 15 DEC 22

APR 17 APR 24 MAY 5 MAY 15 MAY 22 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 107 JUL 17 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 25 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 22 OCT 2 OCT 9 OCT 20 OCT 30 NOV 6 NOV 17 NOV 27 DEC 4 DEC 15 DEC 25 JAN 1

750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 730 730 730 730 730 730 730 730 730 730 730 730 770 770 770 770 770 770

905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 925 925 925 925 925 925

2010 JAN 2 JAN 12 JAN 18 JAN 30 FEB 9 FEB 16 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 24 MAY 4 MAY 11 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 14 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 11 SEP 21 SEP 28

JAN 12 JAN 22 JAN 28 FEB 9 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 MAY 4 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 9 JUL 16 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 24 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 21 OCT 1 OCT 8

770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750 750

925 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 925 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 920 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905 905

What’s included All as per itinerary

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Tour only supplement - add £475 single/add £165 twin share. Tour + sailing supplement - add £355 single/add £130 twin share (no twin or single available whilst on boat). SQSC: Start Sydney 7.00am end Whitsundays 8.00am SQCS: Start Whitsundays 5.00pm and end Sydney 6.00pm For departure point information see page 13.

• 10 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel, 4 nights in resorts, 2 nights in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 37) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Yacht quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 8 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Dolphin watching cruise

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £79. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £39. See page 11 for details.

SURFERS PARADISE: Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane joyflight (with acrobatic ‘loop the loops’)! - Spectacular tandem skydive - Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - ‘Bushwacker’ guided National Park rainforest walk & lunch FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch - Humpback whale watching boat cruise (Aug-Oct) WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch


9 Days Island & Rainforest

ys 45 a D 9 6 £ m fro /Day £72

Mossman Gorge Kuranda

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Shute Harbour

NORTHERN TERRITORY

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns and travel it in reverse.

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES

Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

VICTORIA

Sail the Whitsundays

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

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


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

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 37 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:FNSW / ex Cairns:FNCW

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See the unspoilt national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting Days 5-6: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars,

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/island

The Whitsundays

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

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday in Cairns.

East Coast

9 days Island & Rainforest Cape Tribulation

When to go and how much Code: FNSC 2009/10 All prices per person in £ Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Code: FNCS 2009/10 All prices per person in £ Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

APR 10 APR 17 APR 28 MAY 8 MAY 15 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 18 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 15 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 13 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 10 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 8 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 5

665 665 665 665 665 665 665 665 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 680 680 680 680 680 680 680

820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 835 835 835 835 835 835 835

JAN 15 JAN 21 FEB 2 FEB 12 FEB 19 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 27 MAY 7 MAY 14 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 17 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 14 SEP 24 OCT 1

680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 665 665 665 665 665 665 665 665 665

835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820

2009 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 16 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 6 AUG 16 AUG 23 SEP 3 SEP 13 SEP 20 OCT 1 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 29 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 26 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 24

APR 6 APR 13 APR 24 MAY 4 MAY 11 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 14 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 11 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 9 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 6 NOV 16 NOV 23 DEC 4 DEC 14 DEC 21 JAN 1

665 665 665 665 665 665 665 665 665 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 645 680 680 680 680 680 680

820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 800 835 835 835 835 835 835

2009 APR 2 APR 9 APR 20 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 10 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 7 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 5 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 2 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 30 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 28

2010 JAN 3 JAN 9 JAN 21 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 15 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 5 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 2 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 30

JAN 11 JAN 17 JAN 29 FEB 8 FEB 15 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 23 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 13 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 10 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 8

680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 680 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 675 665 665 665 665 665 665 665 665 665

835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820

2010 JAN 7 JAN 13 JAN 25 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 19 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 9 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 6 SEP 16 SEP 23

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Tour only supplement - add £445 single/add £140 twin share. Tour + sailing supplement - add £325 single/add £105 twin share (no twin or single available whilst on boat). FNSC: Start Whitsundays 5.00pm and end Cairns 4.00pm FNCS: Start Cairns 7.30am and end Whitsundays 8.00am For departure point information see page 13.

8 nights accomm 6 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 2 dinners (island option) 3 dinners (sailing option) What’s included All as per itinerary

• 8 nights multi-share resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 37) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Yacht quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) Sailing option: 6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 7, 8 & 9 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Kuranda Skyrail

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £69. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £35. See page 11 for details.

CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible - Skyrail cableway ride above the rainforest to Kuranda - Dawn hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast


32

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

7 Days

East Coast

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Shute Harbour

6 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 1 dinner (island option) 2 dinners (sailing option) What’s included All as per itinerary

• 6 nights multi-share resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 37) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Yacht quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) Sailing option: 4 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Your Choice You can start this tour in Cairns and travel it in reverse

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £49. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £25. See page 11 for details.

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND

ys 7 Da £455 from/Day £65

When to go and how much Code: NWSC 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Magical Tropics

Code: NWCS 2009/10 All prices per person in £

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2009 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 16 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 21 JUN 28 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 6 AUG 16 AUG 23 SEP 3 SEP 13 SEP 20 OCT 1 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 29 NOV 8 NOV 15 NOV 26 DEC 6 DEC 13 DEC 24

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

470 470 470 470 470 470 470 470 470 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 480 480 480 480 480 480

625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 635 635 635 635 635 635

2009 APR 4 APR 11 APR 22 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 12 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 9 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 7 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 4 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 2 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 30

APR 10 APR 17 APR 28 MAY 8 MAY 15 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 18 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 15 SEP 25 OCT 2 OCT 13 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 10 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 8 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 5

470 470 470 470 470 470 470 470 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 455 480 480 480 480 480 480 480

625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 610 635 635 635 635 635 635 635

2010 JAN 3 JAN 9 JAN 21 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 15 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 5 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 2 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 30

JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 6

480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 470 470 470 470 470 470 470 470 470

635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625

2010 JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 15 JAN 21 FEB 2 FEB 12 FEB 19 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 27 MAY 7 MAY 14 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 17 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 14 SEP 24 OCT 1

480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 470 470 470 470 470 470 470 470 470

635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 635 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Tour only supplement - add £355 single/add £120 twin share. Tour + sailing supplement - add £235 single/add £85 twin share (no twin or single available whilst on boat). NWSC: Start Whitsundays 5.00pm and end Cairns 12.00 noon NWCS: Start Cairns 12.00 noon and end Whitsundays 8.00am For departure point information see page 13.

Bungy jumping, Cairns

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

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 37 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:NWSW / ex Cairns:NWCW

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to Townsville, a happening city

that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns gateway to two of the world’s greatest natural attractions, The Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree Rainforest. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See the unspoilt national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best white water rafting Days 5-6: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping, & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 7: Cairns A short drive north has you spending a fascinating morning experiencing Aboriginal culture at Australia’s most awarded attraction - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Then return to Cairns where the tour ends & its time so say farewell to your new friends. Visit Tjapukai & see Aboriginal dancing, spear throwing & learn to throw a boomerang

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday in Cairns.

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - White water raft the Tully River - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch - Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners and certified divers - Skyrail cableway ride above the rainforest to Kuranda - Guided horse and quad-bike tours - Bungy jump

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/magical

7 days Magical Tropics


33

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

3 Days

East Coast

Mossman Gorge Kuranda

Rainforest Adventure

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/rainforest

3 days Rainforest Adventure

Coral Sea

Cairns

2 nights accomm 2 breakfasts 1 dinner

QUEENSLAND

What’s included

When to go and how much

All as per itinerary

• 2 nights multi-share resort Code: CYCS 2009/10 Start Cairns

White Water Rafting, Tully

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

Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef

ys 3 Da £215 from/Day £72

Itinerary and included sightseeing

2 CAPE TRIBULATION

where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Learn about the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre & see native dancing, learn to throw a boomerang & see spear throwing

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

Daintree National Park

Finish Cairns

Code: CYSC 2009/10

accommodation

£ pp

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

£ pp

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

6 13 24 4 11 1 8 29 6 27 3 14 24 31 11 21 28 9 19 26 6 16 23 4 14 21 1

219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 225 225 225 225 225 225 225

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

225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219

2009 APR 2 APR 9 APR 20 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 10 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 7 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 5 OCT 15 OCT 22 NOV 2 NOV 12 NOV 19 NOV 30 DEC 10 DEC 17 DEC 28

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

4 11 22 2 9 30 6 27 4 25 1 12 22 29 9 19 26 7 17 24 4 14 21 2 12 19 30

219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 215 225 225 225 225 225 225 225

2009 APR 4 APR 11 APR 22 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 12 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 9 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 7 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 4 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 2 DEC 12 DEC 19 DEC 30

2010 JAN 7 JAN 13 JAN 25 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 19 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 9 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 6 SEP 16 SEP 23

JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25

225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 225 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219 219

2010 JAN 9 JAN 15 JAN 27 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 21 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 11 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 8 SEP 18 SEP 25

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £20. Single room supplement add £90. CYCS: Start Cairns 7.30am and end Cairns 5.00pm CYSC: Start Cairns 8.00am and end Cairns 4.00pm For departure point information see page 13.

Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost.

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned mini coach • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges

Minjin swing

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £19. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £10 See page 11 for details.

CAIRNS: Skyrail cableway ride above the rainforest to Kuranda - Bungy jump with panoramic views of the rainforest CAPE TRIBULATION: Cable zip line via flying foxes through the rainforest from floor to canopy


34

5 Days

East Coast

City to Surf

Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb

4 nights accomm 3 breakfasts 2 dinners QUEENSLAND

What’s included

SURFERS PARADISE 2 All as per itinerary

• 4 nights multi-share accommodation:

Currumbin Byron Bay

COFFS HARBOUR 1

2 nights in a hotel, 1 night in a resort & 1 night in a surf school village

NEW SOUTH WALES

Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 3 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

ys 5 Da £340 from/Day £68

PORT STEPHENS 1 Sydney Tasman Sea

VICTORIA

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much Sandunes, Port Stephens

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £39. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £19. See page 11 for details.

Learn to surf

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Code: BSSB 2009/10 Start Sydney

Finish Surfers P.

£ pp

Start Sydney

Finish Surfers P.

£ pp

2009 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 9 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 17 MAY 24 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 30 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 27 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 24 OCT 4 OCT 11 OCT 22 NOV 1 NOV 8 NOV 19 NOV 29 DEC 6 DEC 17 DEC 27

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

349 349 349 349 349 349 349 349 349 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 340 359 359 359 359 359 359 359

2010 JAN 2 JAN 14 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 8 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 16 MAY 23 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 29 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 26 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 23

JAN 6 JAN 18 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 12 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 15 JUL 22 AUG 2 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 30 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 27

359 359 359 359 359 359 359 359 359 359 359 355 355 355 355 355 355 355 349 349 349 349 349 349 349 349 349

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £55. Single room supplement add £190. Start Sydney 7.00am and end Surfers Paradise 8.00am For departure point information see page 13.

Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Hotel (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit a wildlife sanctuary - cuddle a koala & see kangaroos, emus,

crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils & more! Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Visit Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’, & you have a travellers paradise! Hotel Day 5: Surfers Paradise The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Dracula’s cabaret show

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday in Sydney.

PORT STEPHENS: Sandboard & ‘surf’ down the sandunes COFFS HARBOUR: Learn to surf lesson SURFERS PARADISE: Dracula’s comedy cabaret show & dinner - Spectacular tandem skydive Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - ‘Bushwacker’ guided National Park rainforest walk & lunch - Guided sea-kayak safari

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/surf

5 days City to Surf


35 Sydney Explorer Sydney New Year

4 Daysts 3 Nigh £129

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/sydney

b See we

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

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

ils for deta

4 Da from ys £79/ £315 Day

3 2 1 1

nights accomm breakfasts dinner lunch

What’s included Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: This afternoon check in to the hotel. Later, meet up with your Contiki Tour Manager & group & get to know your new travel buddies over a welcome drink & dinner. Day 2: Go sightseeing with the group this morning. You’ll get to see all that Sydney has to offer, including some of its iconic Eastern beaches, like Bondi. Tonight, head down to the water‘s edge & get in on the action as the streets fill with party goers & as fireworks explode over the world-famous harbour, ringing in the New Year! Day 3: Happy New Year! Today is yours to chill out. Have a late ‘recovery’ lunch & use your day pass to cruise around the stunning harbour. Later in the afternoon, you could venture to Bondi Beach to soak up some sun, climb the Harbour Bridge, & get into the buzzy vibe of this sunny city! Day 4: Your New Year’s adventure ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

• 3 nights triple share centrally located accommodation (twin share supplement available) • 2 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) • Dedicated, experienced & professional Tour Manager • Sydney New Year’s orientation info • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Sydney incl. the beaches • 1 day ‘hop on hop off’ Sydney Harbour cruise pass Code: SNYE 2009/10 Start Sydney

Finish Sydney

£ pp

2009 DEC 30

JAN 2

315

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices are based on triple share. Twin & single supplements available. Hotel check in from 3.00pm Tour starts at 5.00pm


Contiki and diving One of Australia’s ‘must do’s’ is dive the Great Barrier Reef! If you’ve never dived before or you have – exploring this Reef is hard to beat. It’s the largest on the planet, a natural wonder of the world and a World Heritage site with 400 different types of coral and 1500 species of fish – pretty amazing! You can even dive at night and see a whole different side of the reef. Available with tours that start/finish in Cairns including Reefs and Rainforests (p.22-23), Island and Rainforest (p.30-31), Beaches and Reefs (p.24-25), Magical Tropics (p.32), Cairns Sunshine Trail (p.26-27) & Rainforest Adventure (p.33).

Contiki offers 2 great dive packages: • Learn to dive – for beginners (see below) • Dive to adventure – for certified divers (see page 37)

5D 4 N ays fro ight m s £37 5

Da ily exc ep t

Learn to dive package

What’s included

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

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

Days 1-2: Cairns The first 2 days of the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns modern training centre learning the theory and practical skills of scuba diving. Each day finishes around 5.30pm. Days 3-4: Cairns to the dive boat The next 3 days and 2 nights are spent living onboard a premium live aboard 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 and then as a certified diver you are able to take up to 5 more recreational or ‘pleasure’ dives. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course and a truly memorable experience. Boat (L,D) (B,L,D). Day 5: Dive boat to Cairns Return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s the option to join your new diving mates and crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L).

Important Info An Australian Diving medical certificate is needed. It can be arranged at a cost of A$49.50 on Day 1. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$45. Course is open age. You’ll need to arrange your own accommodation on nights 1 & 2 of this package – ask your agent or Contiki to help. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel in Cairns to our recommended Cairns Colonial Club, you’ll need to let Pro Dive Cairns know so they can arrange your transfer (prodivecairns.com). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive.

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

Su nd ay. Tou rc od eC LTD


3 Days Dive to adventure

Dive to adventure package

What’s included

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

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

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/snorkel

Day 2: Dive boat Today gives you the opportunity to explore this World Heritage Listed underwater playground, but also to relax and really enjoy yourself diving and snorkeling. Back onboard, it’s good fun with fellow divers, stories, shared experiences, great food and a spectacular sunset. Boat (B,L,D). Day 3: Dive boat There’s more diving or snorkeling in different areas of the reef today and later, return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s a transfer back to your hotel. (B,L).

Optional Whitsundays sailing See The Whitsundays from your own private yacht! This sailing option upgrade is a great alternative to spending 2 nights at Daydream Island Resort, with the chance to spend 2 days & nights onboard a maxi yacht. The Whitsundays is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, with over 90 mostly uninhabited national park islands and the heavenly white beaches and crystal clear waters the area is famous for. 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 and grind the winches, but if you’d prefer to relax, sunbake and soak up the atmosphere – you can leave the hard work to them. Swim, snorkel, or laze your way around this tropical paradise. The highlight will definitely be a visit to Whitehaven beach. The trip returns just in time to enjoy the island’s afternoon activities, evening fun and a night on Daydream Island. What’s included 2 nights multi-share accommodation (no twin avail). Dedicated & professional onboard crew. Freshly prepared meals (2 bfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners) Snorkeling equipment.

37

Dail y ex cep t Tue sday . Tou r co de C DTA

Day 1: Cairns to the dive boat An early pickup (5.55am) this morning and it’s off to the dive boat and out to The Great Barrier Reef to start the adventure. The sites you’ll visit have been selected for their variety and quality of coral and marine life as well as great visibility. Boat (L,D).

l a n o i t Op

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/sailingwhitsundays

3 Da 2 Ni ys fromghts £295

East Coast Diving Sailing

Important Info You must hold a minimum of an ‘Open water dive’ certificate to be able to take this trip. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$45. Course is open age. Digital Underwater Cameras are available for hire. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel in Cairns to our recommended Cairns Colonial Club, you’ll need to let Pro Dive Cairns know so they can arrange your transfer (prodivecairns.com). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive. A 3 day snorkeling package is also available at a cost of £249 – see contiki.co.uk/snorkel.


11 Days Territory & Outback

Kings Canyon

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

ys 9 a D 11 £66 from/Day £61

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY 1 TENNANT CREEK

Great Barrier Reef

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Ti Tree Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Olgas

2

QUEENSLAND

2 ALICE SPRINGS

ULURU

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES

Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

VICTORIA

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


39

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/territory

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

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

Northern Territory

11 days Territory & Outback

Kakadu wildlife cruise

10 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 4 dinners What’s included All as per itinerary

• 10 nights multi-share accommodation: Noulangie rock art

7 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp quad/multi-share only

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges Swim in the pools

When to go and how much Code: TEDA 2009/10

Code: TEAD 2009/10

Stay Longer?

Start A.Springs

Finish Darwin

£ pp

Start Darwin

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

2009 APR 5 MAY 3 MAY 31 JUN 28 JUL 26 AUG 23 SEP 20 OCT 18 NOV 15 DEC 13

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP SEP OCT NOV DEC

15 13 10 8 5 2 30 28 25 23

675 675 675 675 685 685 685 685 669 669

2009 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2 DEC 30

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

4 2 30 27 25 22 19 17 14 12 9

675 675 675 675 685 685 685 685 669 669 669

2010 JAN 10 FEB 7 MAR 7 APR 4 MAY 2 MAY 30 JUN 27 JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 19

JAN 20 FEB 17 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29

669 669 669 719 719 719 719 709 709 709

2010 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8

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

669 669 669 719 719 719 709 709 709

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £140. Single room supplement add £425. TEAD: Start Alice Springs 9.00am and end Darwin 6.00pm TEDA: Start Darwin 7.30am and end Alice Springs 12.00noon For departure point information see page 13.

Hot air ballooning

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £69. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £35. See page 11 for details.

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert & the MacDonnell Range - Learn from Aboriginal people about their lifestyle and beliefs on a ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ experience KATHERINE: Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area


40

6 Days

Northern Territory

6 days Alice & Kakadu 5 nights accomm 5 breakfasts 2 dinners

Katherine Gorge cruise

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P 1 KATHERINE

Litchfield N.P

Mataranka

Alice & Kakadu

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters

What’s included

ys 6 Da £425 from/Day £71

NORTHERN TERRITORY 1 TENNANT CREEK

All as per itinerary

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

• 5 nights multi-share hotel accommodation Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost

Ti Tree

Alice Springs

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Katherine Gorge walk

When to go and how much Code: AKDA 2009/10

Kakadu scenic flight

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

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £39. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £19. See page 11 for details.

Code: AKAD 2009/10

Start Darwin

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

2009 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2 DEC 30

MAR 30 APR 27 MAY 25 JUN 22 JUL 20 AUG 17 SEP 14 OCT 12 NOV 9 DEC 7 JAN 4

425 425 425 425 435 435 435 435 425 425 425

2010 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8

FEB 1 MAR 1 MAR 29 APR 26 MAY 24 JUN 21 JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13

Itinerary and included sightseeing

425 425 425 455 455 455 449 449 449

Start A.Springs

Finish Darwin

£ pp

2009 APR 10 MAY 8 JUN 5 JUL 3 JUL 31 AUG 28 SEP 25 OCT 23 NOV 20 DEC 18

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP SEP OCT NOV DEC

15 13 10 8 5 2 30 28 25 23

425 425 425 435 435 435 435 435 425 425

2010 JAN 15 FEB 12 MAR 12 APR 9 MAY 7 JUN 4 JUL 2 JUL 30 AUG 27 SEP 24

JAN 20 FEB 17 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29

425 425 425 455 455 455 449 449 449 449

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £69. Single room supplement add £209. AKDA: Start Darwin 7.30am and end Alice Springs 2.00pm AKAD: Start Alice Springs 9.00am and end Darwin 6.00pm For departure point information see page 13.

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

Day 4: Kakadu National Park to Katherine Continue on, via Gunlom or Edith Falls, to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. On the way, stop & walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Hotel (B) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Day 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek Chill out with a refreshing swim at Mataranka before stopping & ‘enjoying a coldie’ at the oldest pub in the Territory. Tonight, stay in Tennant Creek surrounded by million-acre cattle stations & local Aboriginal communities. (B,D) Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey, the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Visit Daly Waters - famous outback pub Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback town of Tennant Creek Day 6: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs Contemplate the age-old, mythological Devil’s Marbles rocks before crossing the Tropic of Capricorn & arriving in Alice Springs where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See Aboriginal art & didgeridoos in Ti Tree’s local art gallery Maybe sight a UFO in Wycliffe Well!

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area KATHERINE: Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/kakadu

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 5 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges


41

6 Days

Northern Territory

Alice & Uluru

6 days Alice & Uluru

Meet the locals

5 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 dinners

Gulf of Carpentaria

ys 6 Da £395 from/Day £66

What’s included

NORTHERN TERRITORY

All as per itinerary

• 5 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp quad/multi-share only

Simpsons Gap KINGS CANYON 1 2 ALICE SPRINGS The Olgas 2 ULURU

More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Uluru

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/uluru

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

Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 4: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk up, on or around ’The Rock’. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (The Olga's) Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs Pit stop at a fascinating institution in outback travel, the traditional Australian Roadhouse, on the return trip to Alice Springs. Hotel (B) Day 6: Alice Springs Check out more of the unique local sights or choose to take an amazing optional hot air balloon flight. The tour ends in the afternoon & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

When to go and how much Code: AEDA 2009/10

Code: AEAD 2009/10

Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

2009 MAR 30 APR 27 MAY 25 JUN 22 JUL 20 AUG 17 SEP 14 OCT 12 NOV 9 DEC 7

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

4 2 30 27 25 22 19 17 14 12

395 395 395 395 405 405 405 405 395 395

2009 APR 5 MAY 3 MAY 31 JUN 28 JUL 26 AUG 23 SEP 20 OCT 18 NOV 15 DEC 13

APR MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

10 8 5 3 31 28 25 23 20 18

395 395 395 395 405 405 405 405 395 395

2010 JAN 4 FEB 1 MAR 1 MAR 29 APR 26 MAY 24 JUN 21 JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13

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

395 395 395 395 425 425 425 415 415 415

2010 JAN 10 FEB 7 MAR 7 APR 4 MAY 2 MAY 30 JUN 27 JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 19

JAN 15 FEB 12 MAR 12 APR 9 MAY 7 JUN 4 JUL 2 JUL 30 AUG 27 SEP 24

395 395 395 425 425 425 425 415 415 415

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £75. Single room supplement add £219. AEDA: Start Alice Springs 2.00pm and end Alice Springs 12.00noon AEAD: Start Alice Springs 9.00am and end Alice Springs 10.00am For departure point information see page 13.

Quad biking

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £39. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £19. See page 11 for details.

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert - Learn from Aboriginal people about their lifestyle and beliefs on a ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ experience KINGS CANYON: Explore Kings Creek Station on a quad-bike - Scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru - Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles


This is

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

ing z a m m 12 uars frodays to o 15 3t

Milford Sound overnight cruise


43

New Zealand

Sleep in amazing places like...

Lake Ohau Lodge

On a sailing boat, cruising the breathtaking Milford Sound In the Bay of Islands at a resort hotel right near the beach A cosy Queenstown lodge looking over the lake & snow-capped mountains At a rainforest retreat in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier village Right on the doorstep of glacial Lake Ohau & the surrounding wilderness And when in the cities, it’s quality, central hotels There’s loads more online at contiki.com/nzaccommodation Heli-glacier trip

Jetboat adventure

Pump the adrenaline with bungy, canyon swinging & sky divlsing poo Relaaaaax in Rotorua’s hot thermal aut’ ban ‘Zor a Become g Carve up the slopes skiing & boardin

Do some serious feasting at a traditional Maori Hangi Hike on an ancient glacier ds Cruise the beautiful Bay of Islan

Partying in Queenstown Bungy jumping W For more on accommodation contiki.com/nzaccommodation For more on things to do contiki.com/exploremore

Get close to nature on a seal spotting safari

ous Lord ‘Get all Hollywood’ spotting fam s tion loca s of the Ring

Swim with dolphins

Meet a kiwi (…the bird, that is) s at Waitomo Blackwater raft underground cave Agrodome Get a taste for NZ farm life at the ch Surf the sand dunes at 90 Mile Bea ng, Take the triple challenge - jetboati whitewater rafting & a heli ride

And that’s just the beginning...

t Don’t forgeer! down und Australia i with Contik

r day from £60 pe


15 Days GrandExplorer

le Mi ety ch Nin Bea

2

BAY OF ISLANDS Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

ys 5 a D 15 £81 from/Day £55

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON

Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Queenstown and travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £40.

Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

1 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

BAY OF ISLANDS: Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading & sand dune ‘surfing’ - Fishing trip


45

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/grand-explorer

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Crew & head to the idyllic Northland region, with its laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. Later, chill out in the Bay of Islands, in seaside Paihia. Hotel (D) Venture across Auckland's Harbour Bridge & see the 'City of Sails' harbour made famous by the America's Cup See Auckland’s Sky Tower Free time in Parry Kauri Park, home to many ancient giant kauri trees Day 2: Bay of Islands Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one of NZ’s top natural playgrounds – chill out on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands, or try out some watersports – there are lots on offer. Hotel (B) Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland. After lunch, roll through the lush, green countryside to Waitomo, with it’s amazing limestone formations & a visit to the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub Pizza party Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you enter Rotorua, NZ’s most dynamic thermal area & a cultural centre of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a traditional Maori hangi & concert. Lodge (B) Rotorua city tour Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive farm experience, with Kiwi farm animals & their world famous sheep show Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area & find yourself in Taupo, nestled among spectacular natural wonders & offering some great back-tonature & adventure activities. Resort (B) See raging Huka Falls View Lake Taupo - a vast, water-filled crater created from a volcanic blast & New Zealand’s largest lake Day 6: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage Listed Tanogario National Park, to the vibrant capital & the coolest bar & club scene in NZ. Hotel (B) See the dramatic volcanic landscape made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' See the still active volcano - Mt Ruapehu Wellington city tour Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views Day 7: Wellington Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbour views, steep hills & red hot arts scene complete with hip bars, eclectic shopping, & thriving late night entertainment. Hotel (B)

See even more of the sights made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' Day 8: Wellington to Christchurch Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to a whole different world on the South Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline, through the country’s largest wine region to charmingly English city of Christchurch. Hotel (B) Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds Visit a seal colony Day 9: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier Venture through the majestic Southern Alps & along the rugged West Coast to Hokitika & later on to Franz Josef. Hotel (B,D) Christchurch city tour Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass See traditional Maori greenstone carving Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown Explore the icy slopes of Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers. Then hit the road for the breathtaking Southern Lakes & Queenstown. Lodge (B,D) Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests Stunning drive through the Southern Alps; see Lake Hawea & the Crown Range Days 11-12: Queenstown You’ve got 2 free days to explore the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless list of activities. Not to mention its atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars & a picture postcard lakeside setting that will blow your mind! Lodge (B)(B) Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Days 11-12: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling in July or August! You can choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organise ski equipment and lessons for you. Lodge. (B)(B) Day 13: Queenstown to Milford Sound First up, a pit stop at the home of bungy Kawarau Bridge. Give this crazy thrill-sport a go! Take it easy travelling through stunning countryside to Milford Sound. Overnight cruise (B,D) Contiki exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park Cruise past sheer rocky cliffs & forests clinging to the slopes See the inspiring 1692m high Mitre Peak Day 14: Milford Sound to Lake Ohau Pan for gold in the quaint, old gold mining town of Arrowtown. Later set out for the beautiful blue glacial Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D)

14 Day option for the Grand Explorer Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter, 14 day version of the 15 day Grand Explorer tour that starts or ends in Queenstown, also including Milford Sound.

ays 70 D 4 1 £7 from/Day £55

• For 14 day tour price - deduct £45 from price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: £89. • Single room supplement: £385. • Code: ex Auckland: NDZA. Start 12.00 noon/End 2.00pm. • Code: ex Queenstown: NDZC. Start 11.00am/End 12.00 noon. • 14 day tour starts or ends at Queenstown airport.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £89. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £45. See page 11 for details.

Soak up the historical ambience of Arrowtown with it’s original wooden & stone buildings Catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook Day 15: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Opt in for an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie Country back to Queenstown where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. Hotel (B)

New Zealand

15 days Grand Explorer

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

When to go and how much Start Auckland

Finish C’church

What’s included

Code: NGZC 2009/10

Code: NGZA 2009/10 £ pp

Start C’church

Finish Auckland

14 nights accomm 14 breakfasts 6 dinners

£ pp

All as per itinerary

• 14 nights multi-share accommodation: 2009 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 25 29 2 6 10 14

865 865 865 865 865 865 865 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 875 875 875 875 875 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895

2009 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 25 29 2 6 10 14

825 825 825 825 825 825 825 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 835 835 835 835 835 855 855 855 855 855 875 875 875 875

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25

JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9

895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 895 885 885 885 885 885 885 885 875 875 875 875 875 875 875 875

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25

JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9

875 875 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 855 845 845 845 845 845 845 845 835 835 835 835 835 835 835 835

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £105. Single room supplement add £409. NGZA: Start Auckland 12.00 noon and end Christchurch 6.00pm NGZC: Start Christchurch 8.00am and end Auckland 12.00 noon For departure point information see page 13.

8 nights in hotels & resorts, 5 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat. Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Cruise boat quad share only

More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 14 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Riverboarding

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £89. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £45. See page 11 for details.

WAITOMO: Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves ROTORUA: Traditional Maori Hangi feast & cultural show - Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis LAKE TAUPO: Parasailing WELLINGTON: Day trip to major ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie locations FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) QUEENSTOWN: Scenic tandem skydive - AJ Hackett bungy jump - Skyswing 400m above the town LAKE TEKAPO: Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak


13 Days Grand Adventurer

le Mi ety ch Nin Bea Auckland

ys 5 a D 13 £71 from/Day £55

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON

Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Queenstown and travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £30.

Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

1 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

WAITOMO: Guided tours of Ruakuri or Waitomo Caves to see the famous glowworms & rock formations


47

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/grand-adventurer

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

Christchurch city tour Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass See traditional Maori greenstone carving Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown Explore the icy slopes of Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers. Then hit the road for the breathtaking Southern Lakes & Queenstown. Lodge (B,D) Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests Stunning drive through the Southern Alps; see Lake Hawea & the Crown Range Days 9-10: Queenstown You’ve got 2 free days to explore the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless list of activities. Not to mention its atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars & a picture postcard lakeside setting that will blow your mind! Lodge (B)(B) Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Days 9-10: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling in July or August! You can choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we can even organise ski equipment and lessons for you. Lodge. (B)(B) Day 11: Queenstown to Milford Sound First up, a pit stop at the home of bungy Kawarau Bridge. Give this crazy thrill-sport a go! Take it easy travelling through stunning country-side to Milford Sound. Overnight cruise (B,D) Contiki exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park Cruise past sheer rocky cliffs & forests clinging to the slopes See the inspiring 1692m high Mitre Peak Day 12: Milford Sound to Lake Ohau Pan for gold in the quaint, old gold mining town of Arrowtown. Later set out for the beautiful blue glacial Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) Soak up the historical ambience of Arrowtown with it’s original wooden & stone buildings Catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook Day 13: Lake Ohau to Christchurch Opt in for an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie Country back to Chirstchurch where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. Hotel (B) See the beautiful turquoise waters of glacial Lake Tekapo

12 Day option for the Grand Adventurer Stuck for time? We’ve got a shorter, 12 day version of the 13 day Grand Adventurer tour that starts or ends in Queenstown, also including Milford Sound.

ays 70 D 2 1 £6 from/Day £56

• For 12 day tour price - deduct £45 from price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: £75. • Single room supplement: £310. • Code: ex Auckland: NBZA. Start 12.00 noon/End 2.00pm. • Code: ex Queenstown: NBZC. Start 11.00am/End 12.00 noon. • 12 day tour starts or ends at Queenstown airport.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £69. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £35. See page 11 for details.

New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

When to go and how much Code: NPZA 2009/10

13 days Grand Adventurer 12 nights accomm 12 breakfasts 5 dinners

Code: NPZC 2009/10

Start Auckland

Finish C’church

£ pp

Start C’church

Finish Auckland

£ pp

2009 APR 13 APR 25 MAY 7 MAY 19 MAY 31 JUN 12 JUN 24 JUL 6 JUL 18 JUL 30 AUG 11 AUG 23 SEP 4 SEP 16 SEP 28 OCT 10 OCT 22 OCT 30 NOV 7 NOV 15 NOV 23 DEC 1 DEC 9 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29

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

25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 25 29 2 6 10

760 760 760 760 760 760 760 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 765 765 765 765 765 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785

2009 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

23 5 17 29 10 22 4 16 28 9 21 2 14 26 8 20 1 9 17 25 3 11 19 23 27 31 4 8 12

730 730 730 730 730 730 730 715 715 715 715 715 715 715 715 735 735 735 735 735 755 755 755 755 755 765 765 765 765

2010 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27

JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9

785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 785 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 765 765 765 765 765 765 765 765

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25

JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 13 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7

765 765 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 755 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 735 735 735 735 735 735 735 735

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £89. Single room supplement add £345. NPZA: Start Auckland 12.00 noon and end Christchurch 6.00pm. NPZC: Start Christchurch 8.00am and end Auckland 12.00 noon. For departure point information see page 13. Extend your holiday! Stay on using our special rates before or after your tour. More on page 13.

What’s included All as per itinerary

• 12 nights multi-share accommodation: 6 nights in hotels & resorts, 5 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat. Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Cruise boat quad share only

More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 12 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Quad biking, Wellington

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £79. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £39. See page 11 for details.

ROTORUA: Skyline gondola and luge rides - Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras LAKE TAUPO: Rocks‘n’Ropes adventure course (trapezes, high-wires, tightropes) WELLINGTON: Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland - In-depth ‘hop on/hop off’ Wellington city tour FOX GLACIER: Heli-hike tour - fly to & walk on the glacier QUEENSTOWN: Whitewater raft grade 3 rapids on the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers LAKE TEKAPO: Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak


7 Days Scenic Southern

Queenstown

ys 10 a D 7 4 £ m fro /Day £59

Tasman Sea

NORTH ISLAND

Cook Straight Picton

Wellington

Hokitika

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

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

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


49

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/south

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau Meet up with your Contiki Crew and 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, and catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook. Lodge (D) Day 2: Lake Ohau to Milford Sound Pan for gold in the quaint, old gold mining town of Arrowtown. Then it’s back on the road to travel through more dramatic countryside and through Homer Tunnel en route to the world-famous Milford Sound. Overnight cruise (B,D) Soak up the historical ambiance of Arrowtown with it’s original wooden & stone buildings Contiki exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park Cruise past sheer rocky cliffs & forests clinging to the slopes See the awe-inspiring 1692m high Mitre Peak Day 3: Milford Sound to Queenstown First up, a pit-stop at the home of bungy Kawarau Bridge. Give this crazy thrill-sport a go! After the adrenaline rush, take it easy as we continue on to a travellers favourite - Queenstown. Lodge (B,D) 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! Lodge (B)(B) Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

Day 6: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier Hit the road and pass the last of the breathtaking Southern Lakes area and up over Haast Pass to icy terrain of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier region. Hotel (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 and 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.

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

Glacier walk

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

8 Day option for the Scenic Southern Got more time? We’ve got a longer, 8 day version of the 7 day Scenic Southern tour that starts or ends in Wellington, also including Milford Sound.

ys 8 Da £485 from/Day £61

• For 8 day tour price - add £75 to price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: £55. • Single room supplement: £195. • Code: ex Christchurch: NSHC. Start 8.00am/End 6.00pm. • Code: ex Wellington: NSHA. Start 7.00am/End 6.00pm. • 8 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £49. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £25. See page 11 for details.

New Zealand

Whitewater rafting

When to go and how much

6 nights accomm 6 breakfasts 4 dinners

Code: NSZA 2009/10

Code: NSZC 2009/10 Start C’church

Finish C’church

£ pp

2009 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

17 29 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 15 27 8 20 2 14 26 3 11 19 27 5 13 17 21 25 29 2 6

415 415 415 415 415 415 415 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 420 420 420 420 420 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25

JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 23 APR 4 APR 16 APR 28 MAY 10 MAY 22 JUN 3 JUN 15 JUN 27 JUL 9 JUL 21 AUG 2 AUG 14 AUG 26 SEP 7 SEP 19 OCT 1

430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 420 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

7 days Scenic Southern

Start C’church

Finish C’church

£ pp

2009 APR 19 MAY 1 MAY 13 MAY 25 JUN 6 JUN 18 JUN 30 JUL 12 JUL 24 AUG 5 AUG 17 AUG 29 SEP 10 SEP 22 OCT 4 OCT 16 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 25 29 2 6

415 415 415 415 415 415 415 410 410 410 410 410 410 410 420 420 420 420 420 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 13 MAR 25 APR 6 APR 18 APR 30 MAY 12 MAY 24 JUN 5 JUN 17 JUN 29 JUL 11 JUL 23 AUG 4 AUG 16 AUG 28 SEP 9 SEP 21

JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27

430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 430 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425 420 420 420 420 420 420 420

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £49. Single room supplement add £165. NSZC: Start Christchurch 8.00am and end Christchurch 6.00pm NSZA: Start Christchurch 8.00am and end Christchurch 6.00pm For departure point information see page 13.

What’s included All as per itinerary

• 6 nights multi-share accommodation: 1 night in a resort, 4 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single share also available at additional cost. Cruise boat quad share only

More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Skyline Restaurant

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £39. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £19. See page 11 for details.

QUEENSTOWN: Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River - River ‘boogie boarding’ (with flippers)! 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


8 Days Northern Highlights

le Mi ety ch Nin Bea

ys 50 a D 8 4 £ m fro /Day £57

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

2

BAY OF ISLANDS Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Your choice Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

Ka iko ura

You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington and travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £15.

Pacific Ocean

Christchurch

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore and do your own thing, as well as choose from our optional activities. Here’s some of what you could get up to (at an additional cost):

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


51

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/north

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

Day 6: Taupo to Wellington Journey through World Heritage Listed Tanogario National Park en route to NZ’s vibrant capital & the trendiest bar & club scenes in the country. Hotel (B) See the dramatic volcanic landscape made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' See the still active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu Wellington city tour Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views Day 7: Wellington Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbour views, steep hills & red hot arts scene complete with hip bars, eclectic shopping & thriving late night entertainment. Hotel (B) See even more of the sights made famous in the 'Lord of the Rings' Day 8: Wellington to Christchurch Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to the South Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline through the country’s largest wine region to Christchurch where the tour ends & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds Visit a seal colony on the Kaikoura Coast

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

Bay of Islands

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

ys 6 Da £325 from/Day £55

• For 6 day tour price - deduct £125 from price in the price box.

• Twin room supplement: £35. • Single room supplement: £159. • Code: ex Auckland: NNZA. Start 12.00 noon/End 6.00pm. • Code: ex Wellington: NNZC. Start 7.30am/End 12.00 noon. • 6 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £35. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £19. See page 11 for details.

New Zealand

8 days Northern Highlights

Maori cultural show

When to go and how much

7 nights accomm 7 breakfasts 2 dinners

Code: NNHC 2009/10

Code: NNHA 2009/10 Start Auckland

Finish C’church

£ pp

2009 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

18 30 12 24 5 17 29 11 23 4 16 28 9 21 3 15 27 4 12 20 28 6 14 18 22 26 30 3 7

475 475 475 475 475 475 475 465 465 465 465 465 465 465 465 475 475 475 475 475 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25

JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 24 APR 5 APR 17 APR 29 MAY 11 MAY 23 JUN 4 JUN 16 JUN 28 JUL 10 JUL 22 AUG 3 AUG 15 AUG 27 SEP 8 SEP 20 OCT 2

490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 490 480 480 480 480 480 480 480 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475

Start C’church

Finish Auckland

£ pp

2009 APR 18 APR 30 MAY 12 MAY 24 JUN 5 JUN 17 JUN 29 JUL 11 JUL 23 AUG 4 AUG 16 AUG 28 SEP 9 SEP 21 OCT 3 OCT 15 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

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

25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 3 11 19 27 5 13 21 25 29 2 6

460 460 460 460 460 460 460 450 450 450 450 450 450 450 460 460 460 460 460 475 475 475 475 480 480 480 480

2010 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 24 APR 5 APR 17 APR 29 MAY 11 MAY 23 JUN 4 JUN 16 JUN 28 JUL 10 JUL 22 AUG 3 AUG 15 AUG 27 SEP 8 SEP 20

JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27

480 480 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 475 465 465 465 465 465 465 465 465 460 460 460 460 460 460 460

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £45. SIngle room supplement add £215. NNHA: Start Auckland 12.00noon and end Christchurch 6.00pm. NNHC: Start Christchurch 7.00am and end Auckland 12.00noon For departure point information see page 13.

What’s included All as per itinerary

• 7 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 1 night in a resort & 1 night in a lodge Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single share also available at additional cost

More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Zorb in Rotorua

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £49. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £25. See page 11 for details.

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: Traditional Maori Hangi feast & cultural show - Become a ‘zorbonaut’ & race down a hill inside a man-size, transparent zorb ball LAKE TAUPO: Jet boat ride to Huka Falls - Fun evening lake cruise including fishing & karaoke! WELLINGTON: Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland


52

3 Days

New Zealand

What’s included

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops le Mi ety ch Nin Bea

2 nights accomm 2 breakfasts 1 dinner

Bay of Islands

Kayaking

2

BAY OF ISLANDS

ys 3 Da £149 from/Day £50

Parry Kauri Park

All as per itinerary

• 2 nights in multi share hotel accommodation:

Auckland

Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single share also available at additional cost

More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Tasman Sea

NORTH ISLAND Sand duning

When to go and how much Code: NCZA/NCZC 2009/10

Hole in the Rock Fastboat

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

£ pp

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

£ pp

2009 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 •• NOV 1 • NOV 5 •• NOV 9 • NOV 13 •• NOV 17 • NOV 21 •• NOV 25 • NOV 29 •• DEC 3 • DEC 7 •• DEC 11 DEC 15 •• DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

155 155 155 155 155 155 155 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 • MAR 13 • MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25

JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 15 MAR 19 MAR 31 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27

159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 159 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155 155

13 25 7 19 31 12 24 6 18 30 11 23 4 16 28 10 22 30 3 7 11 15 19 23 27 1 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 2

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £15. Single room supplement add £69. • The tour code for these dates is NCZC only •• The tour code for these dates is NCZA only Start Auckland 12.00 noon and end Auckland 12.00 noon For departure point information see page 13.

Itinerary and included sightseeing

many stunning beaches & chill out under the sun. Hotel (B)

Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Crew in New Zealand’s largest city, hop on the coach, & head north up the coast to the idyllic & green Northland region. This area is a favourite holiday destination with the Kiwi’s because of its never-ending beaches & laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. On the way, stop & walk through a forest reserve with fascinating & uniquely Kiwi, Kauri Trees. These ancient trees can get seriously massive - you’d need 8m arms to wrap yourself around them! Tonight, take it easy at a seaside resort in Paihia & “breathe in” the beauty & spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D)

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Auckland Wrap up your sun-filled days in ‘The Bay’ & return to the big city. Head south through the unspoilt Northland countryside & catch some excellent city & harbour views before the tour ends around lunchtime. Swap emails & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori

Venture across Auckland's Harbour Bridge & see the 'City of Sails' harbour made famous by the America's Cup See Auckland’s Sky Tower Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home to a national treasure of ancient, giant kauri trees Day 2: Bay of Islands Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one of New Zealand’s top natural playgrounds & getting out on the water is a must! Opt in for a sea kayaking adventure, dive in & swim with the dolphins, parasail over the beautiful turquoise waters, or speed through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on a fast boat through the islands. This area is also a place rich in Maori culture. Explore their Tribal Lands & learn more about the region’s history as the nation’s birthplace. Later, take your pick from one of the area’s

Parasailing

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

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’

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/bay

3 days Bay of Islands


53

5 Days

New Zealand

Sun & Steam

5 days Sun & Steam

Maori Haka

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops le Mi ety ch Nin Bea

ys 5 Da £285 from/Day £57

2

4 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 dinners

BAY OF ISLANDS

What’s included Parry Kauri Park

All as per itinerary

• 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in hotel & 1 night in a lodge

Auckland

Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single share also available at additional cost.

More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Tasman Sea

1 ROTORUA

WAITOMO CAVES 1

NORTH ISLAND Luge ride

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/steam

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

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland, with it’s panoramic location right on a harbour & surrounded by outer islands. After lunch, roll through the lush, green countryside to Waitomo. There’s over 300 caves in the area, with some unique attractions like amazing limestone formations & glowing bugs at the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D) Enjoy a traditional New Zealand country pub Pizza party Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua See even more amazing scenery today enroute to Rotorua. Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you enter Rotorua, New Zealand’s most dynamic thermal area & a cultural centre of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a traditional Maori hangi & concert. Hotel (B) Rotorua city tour Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive experience showcasing Kiwi farming, farm animals & a world famous sheep show Day 5: Rotorua to Auckland You’ll be collected by a transfer coach to head through the Waitomo countryside back to Auckland where the tour ends when you arrive in the late afternoon. Hotel (B) Please note: The transfer from Rotorua to Auckland is not operated by Contiki, but a third party operator.

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

When to go and how much Code: NRZA 2009/10

Riverboarding

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

£ pp

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

£ pp

2009 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8 OCT 20 OCT 28 NOV 5 NOV 13 NOV 21 NOV 29 DEC 7 DEC 11 DEC 15 DEC 19 DEC 23 DEC 27 DEC 31

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

289 289 289 289 289 289 289 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 285 289 289 289 289 289 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299

2010 JAN 4 JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 17 MAR 29 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25

JAN 8 JAN 12 JAN 16 JAN 20 JAN 24 JAN 28 FEB 1 FEB 5 FEB 9 FEB 13 FEB 17 FEB 21 FEB 25 MAR 1 MAR 5 MAR 9 MAR 21 APR 2 APR 14 APR 26 MAY 8 MAY 20 JUN 1 JUN 13 JUN 25 JUL 7 JUL 19 JUL 31 AUG 12 AUG 24 SEP 5 SEP 17 SEP 29

299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 299 295 295 295 295 295 295 295 289 289 289 289 289 289 289 289

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

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are quad share. Twin room supplement add £25. Single room supplement add £125. Start Auckland 12.00 noon and end Auckland 6.00pm For departure point information see page 13.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £29. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £15. See page 11 for details.

BAY OF ISLANDS: Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch WAITOMO: Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves ROTORUA: Skyline gondola and luge rides - Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras


3 Days Auckland Explorer

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, excursions and great accommodation with our 3 night Auckland Explorer package. You can take one before or after your tour!

Auckland

climb or you can even basejump from it! A walk through the Viaduct Harbour is a must, once the heart of the America's Cup, it's got a great choice of restaurants and cool bars. There’s a wine trail at nearby Waiheke Island, harbour sailing options, ferry trips, and Maori & Polynesian markets…the list is unique and it’s almost endless! Great bars & clubs

What’s included: • 2 nights twin share accommodation (single supplement available) • 2 full buffet breakfasts (B) • Welcome pack with maps & activity ideas • 1 day Explorer Bus sightseeing ‘hop on hop off’ pass Please note: A Contiki Tour Manager is not included in this short break package. Twin room basis can only be booked when 2 friends book the same trip at the same time. Share types may be on a request basis. This short break package can only be booked in conjunction with a Contiki New Zealand tour.

• Tour code: NZAS • Twin share £99

Hit the streets with your included ‘Explorer Pass’ and you'll be able to hop on and hop off at all the important places. There’s heaps happening from Maori performances at the Auckland Museum to Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World. Spectacular views from the Sky Tower can be topped off with a Vertigo tower

• Single room supplement £75

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/auckland

s y a 3 D £99 from/Day £33


55

7 Days Ultimate Winter Adventure

New Zealand

7 days Ultimate Winter Adventure

Whitewater rafting

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Cook Straight

Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

Ka iko ura

Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

ys 7 Da £589 from/Day £85

All as per itinerary 6 nights in hotels Basis: Twin. Single share also available at additional cost.

Lake Tekapo

More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Lake Pukaki

W For more go to contiki.co.uk/nzski

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Christchurch to Fox Glacier Meet up with your Contiki Crew & get to know your new travel buddies as we venture through the majestic Southern Alps to Hokitika, a cool little coastal town famous for gold & greenstone. Then wind down along the rugged West Coast to the spectacular Franz Josef & Fox Glacier region. Hotel (D) Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass National Park See traditional Maori greenstone carving Day 2: Fox Glacier to Queenstown Hop in a helicopter & fly off for an optional thrilling alpine experience encompassing 2 world famous glaciers. Or put on your hiking boots & get right out onto the icy slopes of the living, moving glacier. Then it’s back on the road to the breathtaking Southern Lakes & traveller’s favourite – Queenstown! Hotel (B) Westland National Park drive full of glaciers & ancient rainforests See Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Jaw-dropping drive through the Southern Alps Days 3-5: Queenstown You’re here to ski, so hit the slopes & carve up the mountain! This area is made up of some of the country’s best resorts, with 3 mountain playgrounds to pick from – The Remarkables, Coronet Peak & Cardrona. With 3 mountains to choose from, you’re sure to find the best conditions. On day 5 there’s an included gondola trip to the top of Bob’s Peak for an unforgettable dinner & night out high

above Queenstown. Hotel (B)(B)(B,D) 3 day lift pass & transfers to & from ski fields Gondola ride & dinner high up at Skyline Restaurant Day 6: Queenstown It’s a free day to either test yourself on the mountain again or try out an endless list of non-ski activities in the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’. Think about bungy-jumping, caving, rafting, sledging, jetboating, skiing, skydiving or hang gliding. Tonight, enjoy a final dinner together & an awards night, then head out to one of the many fantastic bars in town, full of locals & travellers. Hotel (B,D) Queenstown tour Day 7: Queenstown to Christchurch Cut through the surreal landscape of Mackenzie Country, past glacial Lake Tekapo on the way back to the charmingly English city of Christchurch. The tour ends here & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Stop at AJ Hackett’s bungy bridge at Kawarau River Soak up the historical ambience of Arrowtown with its original wooden & stone buildings Catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook See the beautiful glacial lakes of Lake Tekapo & Lake Pukaki See the historic Church of the Good Shepherd

What’s included • 6 nights twin-share accommodation:

Christchurch

5 QUEENSTOWN

6 nights accomm 6 breakfasts 3 dinners

Pacific Ocean

When to go and how much

Snowboarding The Remarkables Code: CZSKIC03 2009 Start C’church

Finish C’church

£ pp

Start C’church

Finish C’church

£ pp

2009 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2

JUL JUL AUG AUG

589 589 589 589

2009 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30

AUG AUG AUG SEP

589 589 589 589

18 25 1 8

15 22 29 5

For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices above are twin share. Single room supplement add £149. Start Christchurch 8.30am and end Christchurch 6.30pm For 2010 departure dates please go to contiki.co.uk/nzski For departure point information see page 13.

Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is available for hire in Queenstown.

Stay Longer? See page 13 for great rates to extend your holiday.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £59. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £29. See page 11 for details.

FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) QUEENSTOWN: Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River - Scenic tandem skydive - AJ Hackett bungy jump


7 amaz ing tou rs

to pick

from


57

Why go Asia with Contiki?

Asia

The world’s a big place, but for those in the know, South East Asia is on the radar as the continent that has it all, with a thousand ways to thrill and chill. And now Contiki can take you there! Here’s a few unique reasons to travel with us. Need more convincing? See pages 4-5. The perfect group size - Contiki’s group size in Asia averages around 25, so you’ll have just the right amount of new friends to share your experience with!

Contiki crew - Our Tour Managers are expats who know Contiki and they know Asia. They buddy up with professional, local English speaking guides to help us dig even further into the best of what the destinations offer.

Planes, trains, boats & automobiles – In Asia, half the fun is not where you go, but how you get there, so we use a mixture of travel modes, not just a coach.

3 stars goes a long way in Asia – Great quality hotels and places to stay, combined with a few authentic ‘surprise stopovers’ to really mix it up.

Find tour all & pr s, dates con ices a tiki.c o.u t k/as ia

Our Included Highlights are a part of every itinerary and they’re included in the cost of your tour. Here’s just some of what’s on offer: Unlimited Sky Rail pass to explore the shopping districts of Bangkok Meet the Hmong Hilltribes in a village in Chiang Mai A bike tour of UNESCO listed Luang Prabang Learn about the Indochinese War at the COPE centre in Vientiane Visit the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh Cruise the Mekong Delta by boat See the Imperial Citadel in Hue Snorkel off a junk boat on Halong Bay Visit the Ta Prohm temple (seen in Tomb Raider) in Angkor Wat

You’ll also have plenty of free time to get into one of our many ‘Explore More’ Optional Activities. Check out some of them below (plus there’s more at contiki.co.uk/exploremore). Experience a mineral mud bath & hot springs in Nha Trang Spend a day working with the local village farmers in Hoi An Learn to cook Thai-style in Chiang Mai Get active on a half-day river kayaking adventure in Luang Prabang Zoom down the Mekong on a river tube in Vang Vieng Dine at a restaurant that’s also a training centre for former street children in Vientiane Receive a good luck blessing ritual by Buddhist monks in Siem Riep


Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

How much luggage can I bring? Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. On tours which include Flotilla Sailing, a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. NO EXTERNAL METAL FRAME BACKPACKS PLEASE, their bulky shape makes coach packing difficult. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour.

What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 15 & 43 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 6-7 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on page 10 and on tour pages.

W For more detailed information online head to contiki.co.uk/contikipedia

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

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, you’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travellers Guide’ – an information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details and costs of all optional excursions available on your tour. Your FREE Contiki document wallet and luggage tag* will be sent to you with

If you have your own ski/boarding equipment, you may bring one pair of boots & skis or snowboard. Otherwise, your TM can arrange these for you in Queenstown on tour. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your tour includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions.

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

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

Explore More Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends, you’ll get great value as we get you great rates and your Tour Manager can offer personal advice.

Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour with major credit cards or cash (A$ or NZ$).

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

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

Do I need vaccinations? At the time this brochure went to press (January 2009), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

Seasonality & climate? Being such a large landmass, Australia is prone to seasonal climate changes. This will mean that at certain times of the year some of our brochured itineraries may need to be slightly changed. For example: Northern Territory itineraries during the wet season (December to April).

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

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962. It is a matter of law that tour operators must fully protect their clients’ funds under regulations specified by the European Community Package Travel Directive. We confirm that Contiki is fully complying with the law, therefore your monies are fully protected. Contiki is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA No. 20305/V0438). ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA's Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 68-71 Newman Street, London, W1T 3AH Tel: 020 7637 2444 or www.abta.com Contiki also holds a current ATOL License No. 2689.

Photography credits Photos courtesy of Quicksilver Connections Page 6. Snorkelling. Photos courtesy of Tourism Australia Page 7. Sydney Opera House - Robert Wallace. Page 8. Snorkelling - Tom Keating. Page 9. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park - Steve Strike. Byron Bay Mike Newling. Page 18. Harley Davidson Ride - Chris Mclennan. Page 19. Snorkelling - Adam Bruzzone. Page 20. Aboriginal Art - Dominic Harcourt Webster. Page 23. Byron Bay - Mike Newling. Page 25. Gold Coast Queensland - Jamie Macfadyen. Page 35. Sydney Harbour Bridge - City of Sydney. Page 37. Whitehaven Beach Lincoln Fowler. Page 38. Kings Canyon Steve Strike. Page 39. Kakadu Boat cruise - Nick Rains. Kings Canyon Steve Strike. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park - Steve Strike. Page 40. Kings Canyon - Steve Strike. Page 41. Flinders Ranges - Mike Newling. Photos courtesy of Tourism Queensland Page 31. Cape Tribulation. Photo courtesy of BridgeClimb Sydney Page 34. Sydney Harbour Bridge - OTTO Holdings (Aust.) Pty Limited. Photo courtesy of Mojo Surf Australia Page 34. Learn to surf Mojo Surf. Photo courtesy of Marine Tourism Holdings Limited Page 13. Bounty. Photos courtesy of Northern Territory Tourist Comission Page 40. Katherine Gorge. Page 41. Quad Bike. Photos courtesy of Tourism New Zealand Page 3. Jetboat Huka Falls Destination Lake Taupo. Page 9. Inside a Zorb - Zorb Rotorua. Page 42. A fine day in the fiord - Holger Leue. Page 43. Heliglacier trip - Fox Glacier Heli. Page 44. The Ledge Swing - AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand. Page 52. Sand tobogganing - Chris McLennan. Page 53. Haka - James Heremaia. Page 55. Snowboarding on the Remarkables - NZ Ski. Photo courtesy of Zorb Page 51. Zorb - Zorb. Photo courtesy of NZSki (www.nzski.com) Page 55. Coronet Peak - Miles Holden.


59

Booking conditions

Got a question and conditions

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. The following Booking Conditions, have to the extent possible, been based on the UK interpretation of the European Community Package Travel Directive. 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 made between you and Contiki Travel (UK) Limited (Registered in England No. 1336852 (Contiki)) only upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to you or your travel agent. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION Contiki are a member of ABTA and hold ATOL Number 2689 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, which provide for your protection in the event of our insolvency. 3. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 21st January, 2009. No surcharge in respect of costs or currency fluctuations will be made within 30 days of the commencement of the land content of any holiday or once payment of the deposit of your land tour has been received. The price of your travel arrangements can be varied due to changes in transportation costs such as fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator or organiser. The price of your travel arrangements can also be varied due to government action such as changes in VAT or any other government imposed changes and currency changes in relation to an exchange rate variation. In the case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained. For larger variations this 2% will still be absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. Should the price of your holiday go down, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. In either case there will be an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you may cancel your travel arrangements and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. Whether you cancel or not you will also be entitled, on the terms set out in respect of major changes in clause 4.3 below, to accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements from us if we are able to do so. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. 4.IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 4.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 4.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum period of 45 days notice will be given by us unless the circumstances leading to the cancellation were beyond our reasonable control. 4.3 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. 4.4 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. 4.5 Contiki is not responsible for the cost of any other travel arrangements affected due to cancellation or the rescheduling of any holiday. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (January 2009) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 5.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 5.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 6. LIABILITY 6.1 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. Any money paid to a travel agent where land arrangements and a flight are booked together is held by the travel agent on behalf of Contiki at all times. 6.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 6.3 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 for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of £60, 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 within 7 days in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of £60 per person, per tour, which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by 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. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before scheduled departure date of the first departing tour. 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 CANCELLATION FEE More than 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: 50% of tour fare Day of departure: 100% of tour fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of £15 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 booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3) except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value, in which case a £15 per person amendment fee will be charged. 4.3 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 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 Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki holiday are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. You will need to discuss your requirements at the time of booking in order to make your own decision as to the suitability of the holiday taking into account your individual medical conditions or physical disability. 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, plus other modes of transportation and various physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs

to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behavoir by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki 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 Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. If you do not write within 42 days, your rights under this contract may be affected. 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 very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before joining a Contiki holiday. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE: Airfares to and from your holiday destination (unless you have booked a tour and fly package), airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to 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 convention which may apply to the

services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for 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. ARBITRATION Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be amicably settled, may be referred to arbitration, if the customer so wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents, and administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims, which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA code does not require such agreement. 3. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2009 to September 2010. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty and Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Contiki Travel (UK) Limited is a member of ABTA under member-ship number V0438/20305. As such we are fully bonded according to ABTA's rules and abide by ABTA's Code of Conduct. DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Travel (UK) Ltd”. FURTHER ADVICE For further advice please visit www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo or call the ABTA Information Line Tel: 0845 850 2829 (calls are charged at local rate)


ep e K ing goith i! w ntik Co Europe Winter

USA, Canada & Mexico

1.

How To Book Bookings

Your travel agent will confirm by phone with the local Contiki office that there's space on the tour you've chosen. At the same time, your travel agent can book your hotel accommodation before and/or after your Contiki tour (see page 13).

2.

At the time of booking, you must pay to your travel agent a non-refundable deposit of £60 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent.

3. Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking. Contiki Travel (UK) Limited Wells House 15 Elmfield Road Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LS

Asia (available online only)

Europe Summer

4. You must pay the balance of your holiday fare to Contiki through your travel agent not less than 45 days before the departure date, or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure.

5. We will then send to your travel agent your travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure. IMPORTANT By paying the £60 deposit per person per tour to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 59, which make up the contract between you and Contiki. Reservations: TEL: (020) 8290 6422 FAX: (020) 8225 4222 Brochure Hotline: 0870 333 4884

Email travel@contiki.co.uk Web contiki.com

Special Interest Groups Group Bookings

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

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

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

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

A Proud Member of

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

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thialand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Bermuda. © Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Printed in the UK. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

South Pacific 2009-2010 - Contiki Holidays - GB Pound-old  

Adventure and passion – that’s the Contiki spirit. It’s what we stand for… and after travelling with us, you just might too! You know the f...