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3 NEW & IMPROVED TRIPS


TRAVEL CREATES

CHANGE LIFE’S GREATEST LESSONS ARE LEARNED THROUGH TRAVEL.


H O W W I LL T RAV E L C H A N G E

you? Each of us is on a journey. Where that journey first started we have no say in, but where that journey leads is entirely up to us. The decisions we choose to make, the paths we choose to go down, the risks we think are worth taking, these are the things that truly define us. At Contiki, we live passionately by one philosophy - to travel with no regrets. We know you want immersion and authenticity. We know you want to feel a culture, not just pass it by. And we know it’s the experiences you have whilst travelling that make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. Real, true experiences, that’s what we’ve spent our lifetimes seeking out. So ask yourself this - do you want to live life in the shadows, or do you want to live life with no regrets?


CONTENTS Travel Creates Change Contiki in Australia & New Zealand What We Know Why Travel Contiki Ways to Save Sleep in Comfort A Day in the Life of a Trip Manager Munch Life's About Options Contiki Cares The Travel Corporation Mix & Match Q & A How to book

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DARWIN

wifi

KAKADU N.P.

Litchfield N.P.

KATHERINE Mataranka

Available at most accommodation across Australia & New Zealand.

Daly Waters

TENNANT CREEK Devil’s Marbles

AUSTRALIA

Wycliffe Well

Welcome to Australia p.22 Travel Styles p.24 No Regrets Inclusions p.26 Free Time Add-Ons p.28

DISCOVERER P. 3 0 F R O M A $ 2 1 5

KINGS CANYON

P/D

The Big Walkabout 24/25 days Beaches & Reefs 14 days Reefs & Rainforests 16 days Sunsets & Surf 12 days The Sun Seeker 10 days City to Surf 7 days

The Olgas p.32 p.36

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Island & Rainforest 7 days Outback Adventure 11 days Tropical Wonder 5 days Rock & Red 6 days

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Sydney NYE 4 days Splendour in the Grass 5 days

AUSTRALIA

@JODY._

Special Stays

S H O R T T R I P S & F E S T I VA L S P. 5 0 F R O M A $ 3 5 7 P / D

Special for a reason. Like the sound of a surf village on the Aussie East Coast, a cosy swag under the stars at a real life cattle station, or maybe a hotel with insane views over Mt Ruapehu in NZ?

@AJ_ZAMMIT

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Food

SAILING, CRUISE & BEACH P.53 F R O M A$ 2 1 4 P/ D Whitsundays Learn to Dive

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NEW ZEALAND Welcome to New Zealand p.56 Travel Styles p.58 No Regrets Inclusions p.60 Free Time Add-Ons p.62

P/D

The Big Tiki 19 days Kiwiana Panorama 16 days

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER P. 7 0 F R O M A $ 1 7 5 P / D Sun & Steam 6 days Northern 'Choice' 10 days 'Sweet as' South 9 days

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S H O R T T R I P S & F E S T I VA L S P. 7 6 F R O M A $ 1 3 8 P / D Rhythm & Alps 7 days Jaffas 'n' Jandals 3 days

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WINTER & SKI P.79 FROM A$2 1 7 P/D Ski Queenstown Ultimate NZ Ski 7 days

ULURU

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER P. 4 3 F R O M A $ 1 8 8 P / D

DISCOVERER P. 6 4 F R O M A $ 1 8 4

Simpsons Gap ALICE SPRINGS

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Fresh seafood, traditional Hangi dinners, craft ales, enough avocado on toast to satisfy even the keenest of brunchers, and heck, we’ll even chuck in a Pineapple Lump or two.

CONTIKI IN

Australia New Zealand

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New & Improved Itinerary

Overnight stops

Places visited


Insurance

CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas CAIRNS

Get Around in Comfort

Travel Insurance is not only a good idea, it’s compulsory when you travel with us. Buy it online before you travel at contiki.com/insurance.

For transport, we keep it classic - our sleek, efficient and damn comfortable coaches make the journey half the fun. Think reclining seats, WiFi, movies, and prime napping opportunities.

@CONTIKI_JILL

Townsville WHITSUNDAYS

Airlie Beach

Mackay

CATTLE STATION @LISAELBIK

Trip registration

32 Trip Managers

Capricorn Coast

You’ll need to register at MyContiki for your trip before you travel. Check out contiki.com/registration for more information.

& Drivers

Fraser Island NOOSA Brisbane SURFERS PARADISE

Our Trip Managers know what you want, and our Drivers will get you there in comfort. The team of dreams? We think so.

PAIHIA Russell Parry Kauri Park

Currumbin

AUCKLAND

BYRON BAY

EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS HAS A UNIQUE HASHTAG

COFFS HARBOUR Port Macquarie

Hobbiton ROTORUA

C heck the hashtag on the trip page and let the alumni of 2017 inspire your 2018 Australia and New Zealand adventures.

SYDNEY

Huka Falls TAUPO MT RUAPEHU OHAKUNE

FRANZ JO FOX GLAC Haast Pass

@NAZZASAUROUS

Picton

Milford Sound

Kaikoura

QUEENSTOWN

Hokitika

For exclusive hotel rates before and after your trip visit contiki.com/ staylonger

Arthur’s Pass CHRISTCHURCH

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIERS Haast Pass

Milford Sound

Wanaka

QUEENSTOWN

Lake Tekapo LAKE OHAU

CARDRONA Arrowtown

NEW ZEALAND

Ski New Zealand New Zealand & skiing? You better believe it. The crisp powdery slopes of Queenstown are first class whether total beginner or seasoned pro, and the views? Well this is New Zealand after all, so expect nothing short of magnificent.

Wanaka

@HALEYVANDERBURGT

Stay Longer

@PIKITIATOA

WELLINGTON

How to Read a Trip Page Visit p.82 for a full lowdown of our trip maps and itineraries.

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It was everything I had ever imagined, if not more, and that’s because of my journey with Contiki and all of the people I met. It wasn’t a holiday, it was a lifetime experience. I’ve come back home with such a different view on things and view of myself. I can’t thank Contiki enough. It was incredible and I’ll be returning very soon. CODIE, ENGLAND See contiki.com/feefo for all traveller reviews

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU TRAVEL

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A complete social experience guaranteed to leave you with new friends all across the globe. A Trip Manager who’s got your back the whole trip and Local Guides who love showing off their own backyard. A huge appreciation for all things food, in the form of our Munch food philosophy. The peace of mind that you’re travelling with a family run business who care passionately about their travellers. A choice of 4 ways to travel in Australia and 4 in New Zealand and a mix of accommodation styles that put budget, timeframe and personal interests centre stage. The sleekest, sexiest coaches on the road, with the lowest emissions possible. Ultimate Free Time, plus Free Time Add-Ons to make your experience that bit more incredible. More No Regrets moments than you could count on your fingers AND toes, helped along by our No Regrets Inclusions, which are built into each and every trip. That’s Contiki Know-How. Read on

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e’ve seen some monumental events happen in our lifetime; Apollo 11 landing on the moon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Psy’s Gangnam Style. All moments that changed the world, albeit some in

different ways to others. And over these years, we’ve learned a lot. We’ve made mistakes, we’ve had adventures that are now safely stored away in the archives labelled ‘NEVER tell the parents’, we’ve taken risks and somehow we’ve become a company that young, brave and courageous travellers look to as their ticket to the world. Travel gives you the golden keys to knowledge, understanding and compassion. It opens you up to a whole new world of perspective. It changes who you are as a person.

That’s what Contiki does to you. You see, when you travel with us, it’s not just about the cool destinations you visit, or the unique places you sleep, or the food you try, or the experiences that have you telling stories for decades. These things are a given on any Contiki. But how our trips actually change you as a person, that’s through the people you meet; the strangers who become closer than family. For anyone who’s ever travelled with us, you’ll understand this. You’ll know the magic that happens when you put a group of young, spirited adventurers together. You’ll know the friendship you created over fish ‘n’ chips to the backdrop of a Bay of Islands sunset, is for life. So if you’re thinking about travelling with us, know this; what you’re buying is a ticket to the world and experiences you’ll remember forever. But you’re also buying so much more than that. You’re buying memories, experiences, and friendships that might just change the course of your entire life. You ready?

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THE VALUE OF

Contiki Know-How You’ve saved hard for your trip, so damn right you want to know exactly where your money’s going. The good news is, we care about value every little bit as much as you do.

The Practical Stuff

The Cherries On Top

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Unique accommodation that you’ll be reminiscing over for years to come. 4 Ways to Travel in Oz and 4 in NZ, so you can see this area of the world your way. Transport to get you from A to B in style & comfort. Our Munch food philosophy (obsession) that will have you coming home a jeans size bigger. #sorrynotsorry No Regrets Inclusions built into every trip. Cherry-picked Free Time Add-Ons guaranteed to amplify your adventure. Breakfast included every day. A Trip Manager who knows what you want before you do, a Driver who makes your reverse parking skills look amateur, and Local Guides with infinite (you guessed it) local knowledge. Free WiFi at all our hotels to ensure you stay connected / keep the parents happy. Visit contiki.com/freewifi.

WHY TRAVEL

Contiki?

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DESIGNED FOR 18-35 YEAR OLDS Our trips are created exclusively for 18-35 year olds. No younger, no older.

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES YOU WANT Looking for all the major icons but also the underthe-radar local favourites? No problem, we do it all.

UNRIVALLED VALUE Unique accommodation, an A+ team, comfy transport, tons of meals and No Regrets Inclusions on every trip. Now that’s value.

MORE FREEDOM Hours of Free Time for solo wanderings, plus tasty Free Time Add-Ons to amp up your experience even further.

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Bags of free time for solo wandering. An Instagram feed that will make you look like a legit travel blogger. Countless ‘firsts’, from the first time you see the sun creep over Uluru, to the first time you feel your heart in your mouth after a bungy jump in Queenstown or Surfers Paradise. The best trained team in the business, who’ve got your back from the get go. The security of travelling with a family-run business who genuinely care about their travellers. An army of new friends from all around the world (so future travel plans for the next 10 years = sorted). The knowledge that you’ll never be the same again.

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AUTHENTIC FOOD EXPERIENCES Locally sourced ingredients, region specific meals and foodie experiences to make your tummy smile.

SUPPORT & FLEXIBILITY The flexibility to change your mind and the knowledge that from start to finish, we’ve got your back.

MORE FUN, LESS HASSLE Enough said. We’ll take care of the details, you focus on the memory making.

TAILORED TRAVEL STYLES 4 incredible travel styles to suit every type of traveller, even you.

PEACE OF MIND We are a family-run business who care deeply about the wellbeing of our travellers, and providing incredible experiences and value. We’re financially secure and put our all into delivering excellent trips each and every time.

THE ORIGINAL & THE BEST We don’t imitate, we just do our thing better than anyone else. That’s what 56 years as the world’s leading youth travel company gets you.


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BOOK EARLY

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Save

If you’ve found your dream trip, don’t wait! Our trips do sell out, so book early to ensure you lock down your spot. Your holiday will be in the bag and you’ll save some sweet $$$ in the process.

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS FOR MORE WAYS TO SAVE

If you’ve got your spirit of adventure and your A$200 deposit ready to go, then you’re ready to book! And if you change your mind? Don’t stress, we’ve got the world’s greatest change policy. Check out p.83, FlexDeposit, for all your options.

Pay in full by 19th Jun 2018 & save up to 10%

SAVE UP TO

Pay in full by 31st Jul 2018 & save up to 7.5%

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Pay in full by 30th Aug 2018 & save up to 5%

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Welcome to Contiki+, our program exlcusive to past travellers AND a guaranteed way to save 5% off your next Contiki adventure. 5%* off the less expensive trip when you book 2 trips together with us of 7+ days

LAST MINUTE DEALS

Who can say no to a little extra cash to splurge on their trip? We release special deals all through the year so be sure to check contiki.com/deals regularly to get the best possible deal on your Contiki trip.

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Everyone saves 10% when 10 or more book (or the 11th person goes free)

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Everyone saves 7.5% when 7 or more book together

5%

Everyone saves 5% when 4 or more book together

GOLD SEAL

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Our Gold Seal Protection means that if you cancel your trip before you leave Australia, we won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$90 for each day that you miss and will cover your air ticket costs. See more on p.83.

BOOK

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, any applicable food funds, festival tickets & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/ from Australia & New Zealand that start or end your trip). You can combine either the loyalty discount (‘Travelled Before’) or the 2nd trip discount with group discounts (‘Book Together’), & early payment (Book Early) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Book Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Loyalty discounts are not combinable with multi-trip discounts. Group discounts (‘Book Together’) are available on all trips. Book Early savings of A$550, A$415 & A$275 based on The Big Walkabout p.32. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice. * The 5% discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two trips to Australia or New Zealand. This is not combinable with ‘Travelling Again’ discounts – please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply this discount when booking your trip. This discount applies to the land portion of your trip price only. Both trips must be 7 days or longer.

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COMFORT

SLEEP IN

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Ever thought you’d fall asleep under the stars, surrounded by new friends whilst sailing the Whitsunday Islands? Just one of an incredible collection of memories our accommodation will help you create.

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MT RUAPEHU NEW ZEALAND

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1 Cattle Station Special Stay TRIP BEACHES & REEFS WHERE QUEENSLAND, AUS TRAVEL STYLE DISCOVERER This is not your average accom. Live life like a true blue Aussie Jack- or Jillaroo. Ride tractors and pat cows on this real cattle station in Queensland.

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3 Kings Hotel Special Stay

4 Whitsundays Yacht

5 Kingsgate Hotel Paihia

TRIP BIG WALKABOUT

TRIP NORTHERN ‘CHOICE’

TRIP ANY EAST COAST TRIP

TRIP BIG TIKI

WHERE BYRON BAY, AUS

WHERE MT RUAPEHU, NZ

WHERE WHITSUNDAYS, AUS

WHERE PAIHIA, NZ

STYLE DISCOVERER

STYLE IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

STYLE SAILING CRUISE & BEACH

TRAVEL STYLE DISCOVERER

Beautiful beaches, amazing swims, and super chill vibes are all on your doorstep at this fun times hostel.

The sightseeing doesn’t stop when you get to this hotel. Take in the breathtaking views of Mt Ruapehu as you soak in the hot tub.

Cruise the sundrenched, perfect blue waters of the Whitsundays. Live life large, chilling with your new besties on board this former racing yacht.

Crystal clear waterfont views? Check. Pool fun times? Check. Perfect base location to bounce around the Bay of Islands? Check. Beautiful!

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‘Great value for money. I couldn’t imagine trying to organise accommodation and transport plus everything else that is included for the same price. Jessica The Big Tiki

Free WiFi in most Contiki accommodation

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KINGSGATE HOTEL PAIHIA BAY OF ISLANDS

RAINFOREST RETREAT FRANZ JOSEF

3 WAYS TO STAY

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HOSTELS

S P E C I A L STAYS

Hotel-wise think centrally located digs with all the essential home comforts. Catch your zzz’s in same sex multi-share rooms, or flash a little extra cash and upgrade to a twin or your own room if a little more privacy is what you’re after.

If you travelled to this part of the world and didn’t stay in Nomads Hostel in Byron Bay, did you even come here? An essential part of the experience, our hostels are sociable, friendly, clean and convenient, not to mention fun.

Pretty much where the magic happens. Our Special Stays range from farms in the Aussie outback, to cozy lodges near the snow, and even a mountain side hotel overlooking the towering peaks of active Mt Ruapehu.

THE OLD STATION QUEENSLAND

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NA M E ADAM I NSTA @AJ_ZA MMIT TI M E AT CO N T I KI 3 Y EA R S TR I P THE BIG WA LK A B OU T 06:30: We’re in tropical Cairns and I’m ready for an action-packed day. I meet the crew for breakfast by the pool and get the brave people crossing skydiving off their bucket list today pumped for an awesome experience. 07:30: The adrenaline starts racing as we’re 15,000ft above sea level staring out at the picturesque landscape of north Queensland. Any minute now, I’ll say see ya later to the folks jumping out of a perfectly good airplane to embrace a 90 second free fall over the breath taking views of the ocean and rainforest. 10:30: Back at the hostel, we’re right back into it as we get picked up by A.J. Hackett, the world-renowned bungy operator. I love watching my crew’s faces as they stare up at the jump tower, which is high enough to provide stunning views of the Coral Sea and mountains around Cairns. Another tick on the bucket list. 12:00: Time to refuel. I point the gang towards what they’re craving; trendy cafés or just something quick before exploring the town.

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13:30: Next up it’s white water rafting down the Barron River, one of my fave activities on this trip. Some travellers have done this before, so we team up to reassure the first-timers that they’re up for some fun times. The adrenaline is pumping after reaching the bottom of the grade 3 rapids, and the smiles on everyone’s faces are amazing. 16:30: With a productive day of adrenaline behind us, I head down to the pool to relax and chill, cocktail in hand with some of my crew. 19:30: Now that we’ve had some downtime, we move out to explore the city centre. Getting hungry, I let people in on the best tips for trying some local delicacies; looks like kangaroo and barramundi are on the menu. 21:30: Full from dinner, we mix with the locals and make one last stop at the Cairns night markets to check out some local crafts and grab last minute souvenirs. The night owls kick on, but I’m off to prep for tomorrow and get some sleep.

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Our people are what make us what we are. Highly trained, professional and always up for a good time, these guys do so much more than you probably would imagine. Armed with their little black books of must sees, dos and eats, our crew of Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides will show you Australia and New Zealand done right.

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NA M E JOSH I NSTA @PIK ITIATOA TI M E AT CO NTI KI 8 Y EA R S TR I P THE BIG T IK I 07:00: Auckland. I love waking up here and I’m pumped for another epic day on the road. 08:00: Time to check keys and count heads (to make sure no one’s decided to stay in Auckland), while the Driver loads the bags, then we’re off to Matamata, the home of the Hobbits. 08:30: On the coach, everyone gets a rundown of we’re doing today and the awesome Free Time Add-Ons they can experience. That done, I check all of our reservations and make sure everything’s locked in, while the crew kick back to some tunes. 10:50: Off the coach we stretch our legs in Matamata. It’s time for a definite highlight – a tour of Hobbiton. Once we’ve met all the hobbits, I take everyone down to have a cheeky drink at the Green Dragon Inn. 13:00: We crack on and I take care of my most important job – ensuring the tunes are on point for the ride. Stopping for food in Tirau, I point everyone to the best spots to have lunch. Before we make our way to Rotorua we just have to navigate our coach through a flock of sheep crossing the road #WelcomeToNZ

15:00: In Rotorua, I give everyone an orientation of the town, pointing out all of the cool places to see and things to do, before we drop our bags off at the hotel. 15:30: OGO, we’re ready to go. Everyone Superman-dives into giant inflatable water-filled balls and rolls down Mt Ngongotaha at full speed. Epic. 18:00: I duck off for a quick shower back at the hotel. Now that the adrenaline has worn off, I get everyone prepped for the amazing traditional Maori experience we’re about to have. I give the crew the inside scoop on Maori tikanga, the customs and traditional values of the Maori people, on our way to the Mitai Maori Village. 18:15: I’m starving, and super excited to let the group in on what they’re about to experience – a hangi, the traditional Maori way of cooking in an earth oven known as a hangi pit. Full up after a true Kiwi feast, and a cultural performance, a local takes us on a guided glow-worm tour through the bush to check out these incredible bugs lighting up. 21:15: We bid farewell to our new friends at Mitai and head into Rotorua to check out the nightlife. I stay for a few drinks but then I head back to the hotel to rest up before our adventure-filled day tomorrow. It’s on. AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

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It’s hard to think about Australia or New Zealand without thinking about food. The authentic BBQs, the world-class coffee, the fresh tropical fruit and the mouth-watering local seafood - all so good you can almost taste it. And that’s what travel is all about - immersing yourself in a new country and a new culture through food. Like you, we’re utterly obsessed with all things foodie, which is why we have Munch - our long standing dedication to, and love affair with food which we can’t wait to share with you. But what does it mean? • It’s breakfast included every day, standard. • It’s our included dinners, from cooking up an Aussie BBQ breakfast at Uluru, to fresh

• But what makes our food offering stand apart from the rest? It has to be our Free Time Add-On foodie adventures. We’re talking an Ohana winery experience in Childers and even a build your own ice cream extravaganza in Auckland, fast emerging as one of the indulgence destinations on the planet. Seriously, their milkshakes are next level. • And for those times when you want to do your own thing? It’s our Trip Managers, who will be right there with their little black books of local foodie haunts. Most of these guys are born and bred in Australia and New Zealand, so you know they ain’t messing around when it comes to good food or coffee.

Australians love to claim all the good things that come out of New Zealand as their own, and the flat white is no different. Though Australians will rarely admit it, this creamy caffeine hit was born in New Zealand cafés before hitting Australian shores. With a double-shot of espresso and some foamy milk, this carefully crafted drink is a point of pride for any Australian or New Zealand barista. From the roast of the coffee, the timing of the espresso and the temperature of the milk, each barista has their own unique recipe. So it’s worth embracing your inner hipster and trying as many different cafés as you can. No brunch is complete without one, so when you get to these distant shores be sure to treat yourself to avocado on freshly baked sourdough, and a flat white. You’ll be well ready for that day’s adventures.

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seafood in Noosa, or Kiwi style fish ‘n’ chips in the Bay of Islands.

ALL ABOUT THE

Every bit as delicious as it sounds, Munch is our commitment to local, authentic, and utterly delectable food experiences.

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COFFEE

5 1 Seafood lunch, Noosa

4 Antipasto platter, Auckland

2 Summer ice creams, Sydney

5 Perfect steaks, Queenstown

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Life is

About Options So you know you want to go to Australia or New Zealand (or maybe both), but don’t know how you want to do it? That’s our kind of dilemma, and the best news is we can solve it. We offer multiple ways to experience multiple cities. From shredding the slopes in Queenstown, to ringing in the New Year in Sydney, we’ll make it happen.

BONDI BEACH

Sydney AUSTRALIA

A city guaranteed to win over even those who ‘just don’t do’ cities, Sydney is like nowhere else on the planet. Dip in and deep out, stay for a few days and live the local hustle, or discover why the NYE hype is totally deserved.

NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS @AJ_ZAMMIT

DARLING HARBOUR

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SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS DISCOVERER One day in, one day out, is kinda our Sydney rule for Discoverer. One day will be spent showing you the city bits you really want to see, think Manly, Darling Harbour and a bridge climb to remember, but we’ll also take a day to show you the incredible natural beauty just a short drive from Sydney CBD. Blue Mountains, we’re looking at you.

Every city around the world recognises New Year in some way, but nowhere does New Year like Sydney. Think fireworks, music, atmosphere, and a boat in the middle of Darling Harbour. That’s right, we don’t mess around when it comes to NYE celebrations - we’re straight up class. If you want us, we’ll be the ones with a glass of bubbly in hand as the clock strikes 12, care to join us?

See p.30 for Discoverer trips that visit Sydney

See p.51 for our Short trip to Sydney


Queenstown NEW ZEALAND

Come for the adrenaline, but stay for the memories. Queenstown wears its ‘adventure capital of the world’ badge with honour, but this little town with a big city attitude offers more than just (world class) bungy and skydive action. One thing’s for sure, never will the words ‘I’m bored’ pass your lips in this adrenaline filled town.

POWDER PERFECT @PIKITIATOA

MILFORD SOUND BAY IF ISLANDS RHYTHM & ALPS FESTIVAL

DISCOVERER Planning on covering both islands during your time in NZ? Discoverer is the way to do it, and of course we’ve ear marked a few days to uncover all that you can in Queenstown. Whether adventurer, nature aficionado or fine wine fiend, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

See p.64 for Discoverer trips that visit Queenstown.

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS IN-DEPTH EXPLORER Queenstown has so much to offer! It may feel small, but there’s a lot to conquer. That’s why our In-Depth Explorer trips spend 4 days here, giving you all the time in the world to really get under the skin of this backpacker favourite. Our must do Free Time Add-On? Bungy jumping off the world’s first commercial bungy jump - Kawarau Bridge.

See p.74 for our In-Depth Explorer trip to Queenstown.

How can you top spending time in the adventure capital of the world? Maybe by spending time here over New Year, dancing your socks off at the Rhythm & Alps festival. Did we mention we’re all about glamping? No smelly toilets or not showering for 3 days happening during your time here.

See p.77 for our Short trip to Queenstown.

WINTER & SKI Snow, in New Zealand? You better believe it. And not just a light dusting of snow either; we’re talking serious inches that make Queenstown the place to ski/board in New Zealand. Throw in an included 4-day lift pass, daily transfers and an après scene just as good as the main event, and you’ve got yourself one winter experience to remember.

See p.80 for our Winter & Ski trip to Queenstown.

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Impact KNOW YOUR

Want to know the difference between tourism and sustainable travel? The answer is you, and how you choose to travel. Travel irresponsibly, and you become just another tourist. Travel responsibly, and you become an ambassador for change. Which one will you be?

A KIWI EGG RAINBOW SPRINGS

I pledge to travel with a company who puts the environment, society and local communities first.

LEARN ABOUT

New Zealand’s National Bird Many things will surprise you in New Zealand, but none more so than the humble kiwi bird (take a look at an x-ray of a pregnant kiwi and you’ll understand why). Once common across the country, the kiwi is now a protected species, but the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua is hoping to change that.

eye out for the Contiki sponsored incubator) where kiwi eggs are cared for, hatched and reared, until they are old enough and strong enough to be released back into the wild. Better still, all entry fees to the Encounter are paid for by Contiki, with 100% of the profits going straight back into the project.

Visiting here, you’ll get a behind the scenes tour of the hatchery (keep an

See trips that visit these adorbs kiwis on p66, p68 & p.72.

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TAKE THE PLEDGE

I pledge to respect the culture, religions and people of the places I visit. I pledge to take shorter showers, especially in countries where water is a luxury. I pledge to minimise my plastic usage, dispose of my rubbish responsibly and choose reusable water bottles wherever possible. I pledge to buy local, supporting local economies and trades.

I pledge to never take part in any activities that cause harm or distress to animals. I pledge to never visit sites of religious or cultural importance if this goes against the wishes of the local people, and I pledge to always dress and act respectfully at these sites. I pledge to offset my flight emissions by seeking out the greenest ways to travel on land. I pledge to use my voice for good, speaking up when I see something or someone acting in a way that harms other people, animals, or the environment.

Will you take the pledge? Snap yourself treading lightly whilst travelling, tag it with #contikicares and #treadright, and we’ll give you your 15 minutes of much deserved fame.


BEING PART OF

The Travel Corporation

We’re part of The Travel Corporation family of brands, and being a family-owned business, that means we operate with a ‘family first’ mentality. Just as you would go above and beyond for your nearest and dearest, doing anything to ensure their safety and happiness, that’s how we feel about our travellers.

Give you the freedom to change your mind Sometimes plans change, meaning you can’t travel at a certain time, or to a certain place. But thanks to TTC’s Freedom Guarantee, you can swap onto a different departure or change your trip entirely, for zero cost. Just drop us a line, let us know which trip you want to swap to, and if there’s space, we’ll do the rest. Visit contiki.com/freedomguarantee

Ensure your deposit is safe and sound LAKE TAUPO NEW ZEALAND

WHITSUNDAYS AUSTRALIA

Give you (and your parents) peace of mind

a f a m i ly o f br a n d s

Being a family run company means that we operate with family values; trust, honesty, loyalty. You’d move heaven and earth for your family to ensure their safety and happiness, right? Well we’ll do the same for you. Wherever you are in the world, you’re in safe hands with us. Visit TTC.com

Say hello to FlexDeposit, another genius perk created by TTC. Our FlexDeposit guarantee is given for free once you’ve paid your deposit and works as credit towards your next adventure. So if you can’t travel, it means your deposit isn’t lost - it’s simply transferred. FlexDeposit is available until your 36th birthday (the maximum age you can travel on a Contiki), after which time you can use it with any of our sister TTC brands, or gift it to a friend.

Leave the world a better place The Travel Corporation and TreadRight, our older & wiser sister on all things sustainable, are firm advocates for change. That’s why they’ll never ask for donations from travellers, but rather choose to donate their own profits to the projects they support. Visit Treadright.org to read more on our 40 plus sustainable tourism projects worldwide.

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5% OFF

W H E N Y OU B OO K A S E CON D T R I P O F 7 D AY S OR L ON GER*

&

IX

AT C H You’ve been saving like a demon, squirrelling money away for your Australia or New Zealand trip of a lifetime, so it’s only fair that you do this region right, right? And you know what that means, don’t you? You gotta do the double. Because even if you tell yourself you’ll be back someday, who knows what the future has in store. You’re probably reading this going ‘yeah right, my pockets only stretch so deep’. So to help you on your way, we’ve lined up 5% off the second trip you book. Just a little something to help you see and do everything you want to experience in Australia and New Zealand. Oh, and did we mention Contiki offer the widest range of products of any youth travel provider in this region? You know it makes sense.

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TWO IS

Better than one Because two really is better than one, we’re celebrating your dream combo adventure with a dream combo offer of our own.

BOOK 2 TRIPS

=

5% OFF

You know what’s better than one Australia or New Zealand adventure? Two of them, that’s what. You’ve already come so far across the world, it just makes sense. Do 2 trips in either Australia or New Zealand or mix it up and do 1 of each. Convinced? Excellent, so here’s our second pearl of wisdom: Contiki is the way to go for all your adventures. Not only will you get an extra 5% off the price of your second trip, you’ll travel in style and have your pick of No Regrets Inclusions to make sure that every moment counts.

START & END

Where it suits you The choice is yours. Start most of your itineraries in multiple cities in both Australia & New Zealand

FORWARDS

START END

OR

Look out for the start and end icons on each trip page to see all your start and end city options.

BACKWARDS

Many of our trips run up’n’down these two glorious countries, so you can choose the departure that suits you. They’re the same great itineraries, with the same No Regrets Inclusions, free time to do your own thing & Free Time Add-Ons to make your trip that much more special, departing from the city that suits you. Look out for the start and end symbol on trip pages to see all the available options.

Look for the Your Choice boxes on trip pages for multiple start and end locations.

* T he 5% discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two trips to Australia & New Zealand. This is not combinable with ‘Travelling Again’ discounts – please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply this discount when booking your trip. This discount applies to the land portion of your trip price only. Both trips must be 7 days or longer.

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Australia From huge stretches of brightly coloured coral to giant sand islands, dense rainforests to arid deserts, not to mention world class cities by the sea, Australia is a unique phenomenon that keeps us going back for more time and time again. Is it the laid back locals? Is it the landscape, abundant with waterfalls, forests, vineyards, mountains – basically every terrain under the sun? Or is it the delicious food and world class coffee? This is the country that takes an avocado breakfast very seriously. Whatever the reason may be, there’s no doubt Australia will leave you sun kissed, energized and hungry for more.

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WHAT’S YOUR TRAVEL

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They say there’s one person out there for all of us, and that’s kind of how we feel about our travel styles. Each one is uniquely special (and like children, we love them all equally), but some will be better suited to your travel needs than others. So which of our 4 is your special someone? Your perfect romance awaits.

@ADVENTURESOFSARE #OUTBACKADVENTURE @KATKNAPP #THEBIGWALKABOUT

@CAITLIN_GEMMELL #CONTIKISITG

@KATKNAPP #LEARNTODIVE

• • • •

DISCOV ERER

IN - D EPTH EXPLO R E R

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

SAILING, CRUISE & BEACH

G O EV ERY W H ER E

L I V E L O CA L

FOR LIF E’S MOMENTS

SUN, SEA & SAN D

Hungry for new sites and one-of-a-kind experiences Keen and curious to see and do everything Foodie enthusiast who likes learning about new cultures A people person who also enjoys space to do their own thing Swipe through to p30 to see all Discoverer trips.

• • •

A serious culture junkie who craves authenticity and unique experiences A food and coffee fiend with a nose for local hangouts Likes a take your time approach to exploring new places Loves to get to know new people Swipe through to p43 to see all In-Depth Explorer trips

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Spontaneous and fun-loving Lives for long days listening to music, watching fireworks & dancing in fields Thinks life is all about the little moments, that you remember forever Seeking memories, not regrets Swipe through to p50 to see all Short Trips & Festivals.

• • •

Lives for summer Potentially a mermaid in a past life Enjoys chill out time and party time in equal measure Thinks beach hair is the best kind of hair Swipe through to p53 to see all Sailing, Cruise & Beach trips.

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

Stranded Flight Facilities

Since I Left You The Avalanches

Ms. Jackson Outkast

Until the Sun Needs to Rise Rüfüs

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NO REGRETS

INCLUSIONS

As important as the destination is, we know it’s the experiences you have there that really define your adventure. That’s why we build No Regrets Inclusions into every single trip, because going home feeling like you’ve missed opportunities just isn’t an option with us.

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REFLECT FEEL

1 • BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS, KINGS CREEK 2 • SUNRISE AT ULURU 3 • MACDONNELL RANGES, ANZAC HILL

SEE

• CUDDLY KANGAROOS, CURRUMBIN • KATHERINE GORGE, NORTHERN TERRITORY

• CRYSTAL WATERS, LAKE MACKENZIE

• LOCAL ARTISTS GALLERIES, BYRON BAY

• THE BIG BANANA, QUEENSLAND •A  USTRALIA’S MOST EASTERLY POINT, BYRON BAY

@BECCAWHITE4

@LISAELBIK

@TRAVELGIRLALINA

EXPLORE

@SYDNEYCITYSTEPH

TASTE • CHAMPAGNE, ULURU

• BBQ BIG BREKKY, ALICE SPRINGS • LUNCH ON BOARD, WHITSUNDAYS

@MARK_HEAP

PLAY

• LEARN TO SURF, COFFS HARBOUR

Check out the trip pages and #CONTIKI for real life No Regrets moments from our travellers and follow @CONTIKI to feed your travel inspiration.

• SEE THE FIREWORKS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE, SYDNEY • HAY WAGON RIDE, THE OLD STATION

@FRANBRUCE93 • NATURAL THERMAL POOLS, MATARANKA • KATA TJUTA (THE OLGAS), NORTHERN TERRITORY • MANGROVE BOARDWALK WITH AN EXPERT, CAPE TRIBULATION

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SAIL TO WHITEHAVEN BEACH WHITSUNDAYS

SCUBA DIVING CAIRNS

TIME Don’t get us wrong, showing you Australia is what we live for, but even we can’t do Oz quite like you.

YOUR TIME, YOUR CHOICE Everyone wants something different from this country, be it city exploring, rainforest trekking or just straight up horizontal lying on a beach. So to make sure you do Australia your way, we put Free Time centre stage. With us, Free Time is made up of two choices. You can explore independently, perhaps scouting out the best coffee in Sydney, hiking to the lighthouse in Byron Bay, or taking your time over a fresh seafood lunch in Noosa, or you can take your pick from our Free Time Add-Ons. What are these? Only the experiences we’ve cherry-picked to help take your trip to the next level. Like the sound of sailing the Whitsundays, quad biking through the outback or diving the Great Barrier Reef? Just some of the tasty Add-Ons we’ve got lined up to tempt you with.

SKY DIVE SURFERS PARADISE Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasions, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our add-ons can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.

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Memories of Byron Bay

FREE TIME TO EXPLORE ULURU

HOT AIR BALLOONING ALICE SPRINGS

D’arcy Dineen is a musician, writer and Instagrammer from Australia, whose nomadic lifestyle takes him across the country, always by way of beaches and sunsets. Follow his journeys @darcydineen. Favourite place to eat in Byron? My favourite restaurant is located under the stars, down by the water, cooking a nice warm soup off my little gas cooker. You don't have to worry about appearance (trackies, duvet and a blanket should do), beer is BYO, and you're dining seaside for free! What about your favourite bar? Where else but the Great Northern Hotel on Jonson Street! It's such a lively little watering hole that's played host to a few big musical acts from around the world. Almost any weekend you can catch awesome acts jamming on stage, and the place is always filled with lovely people who are all there for the same reason - to have fun. QUAD BIKES KINGS CREEK STATION

Favourite place to watch the sunset? How do you answer that? You can catch the most amazing sunset you've ever seen pretty much daily in Byron, from where ever you are. Sitting on the roof of your car down by the train tracks, up at the lighthouse, waiting for a little line to come through at the pass, driving through the hinterland or even just walking to your car from Woolies (our local supermarket, Woolworths). Byron doesn’t do a bad sunset. Your favourite beach spot no one else knows about? I'm quite tight lipped when it comes to sneaky unknown beaches so instead I'll leave a little riddle,

LOOK OUT FOR THE FREE TIME ADD-ON SYMBOL ON THE TRIP PAGES

I'm sure you'll figure it out… “This colourless beach lives next to one long, it's 1 mile short of the 8 mile song”

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Discoverer GO EVERYWHERE Want to see everything, do everything, and go home with a fully ticked bucket list? You have to go Discoverer. The perfect travel style for those looking for equal parts iconic sites and local experiences, expect to see beaches, reefs, rainforests, outback and city life, all with a crew of people who love doing everything you do.

ARE YOU A DISCOVERER TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to see as much of Australia as you possibly can, no matter how long you’ve got?

Do you want to split your time between organised sightseeing and independent adventuring?

Do you want to discover why we rave about our Special Stay accommodation?

Do you have a nose for authentic experiences?

6 TRIPS FROM 7 - 25 DAYS

FROM

A$215P/D

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERER-AUSTRALIA

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THE BIG WALKABOUT 25 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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FROM

A$5605 *

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FROM

A$225 *PP/PD

A 25-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA, FROM THE EAST COAST TO THE OUTBACK

#BIGWALKABOUT

MANLY SYDNEY

The trip is incredible value for money! The accommodation was always good (Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays was a huge highlight) with breakfast included everywhere. There are so many inclusions - I could never have organised the same trip for myself at that price.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @ERACHELTAYLOR

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@JAMIEBOTTO

CONTIKI.COM/WALKABOUT

@MCMVANKUIK

Melanie Tattersall


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 35

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

24 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 10 dinners (D) Sailing option: 24 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFByron Bay Kayaking FFOuter Barrier Reef Cruise FFHelicopter ride over Uluru

(23 nights for reverse itinerary) Special Stays: 1 night surf camp, 2 nights outback cattle stations, 15 nights in hotels & resorts, 4 nights in hostels, 2 nights lodge. Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hotels with 2 nights on a boat

DAY 19 Alice Springs A BBQ breakfast will conclude our time in Uluru, marking our time to head back to Alice Springs for yet more Australian history discoveries. Hotel (B) DAY 20 Tennant Creek Out of the Springs we'll arrive in Wycliffe Well, Australia's UFO capital. Feeling more than a little spooked we'll then get back on the road, visiting the peculiar rock formation of Karlu Karlu (The Devil's Marbles) before spending the night in Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) FFOutback Ballooning in Alice Springs

DAY 17 - 18 Uluru 700 million years of natural history await us as we make our way to perhaps the world's most famous rock formation of Uluru, but not before a hike around the impressive Kings Canyon. Later, we'll see Mount Connor, The Olgas, & of course catch sunrise over the iconic red rock. Lodge (B)(B) FFUluru & the Olgas Scenic Flights

DAY 16 Kings Creek Canyon Once our morning of ‘bushtucker' & insect eating in Alice Springs is complete, we'll journey to Kings Creek Station for a camp out under the stars. Finding ourselves in the desert we'll sleep in a swag beneath the dazzling Milky Way. (B,D) ëëOutback Special Stay

END

DAY 15 Alice Springs With the sunshine state officially imprinted on our hearts forever, we'll take flight to Australia's red centre. A hub of Aboriginal arts & home to the scenic landscape of Simpson's Gap, Alice Springs has no shortage of cultural significance. Hotel (B,D)

DARWIN (2 nights)

DAY 21 Tennant Creek to 25 24 Katherine A pub that's been serving 22 KAKADU N.P. locals for over a hundred years will Litchfield N.P. (2 nights) be our first port of call out of Tennant KATHERINE 21 (1 night) Mataranka Creek. Tummies satisfied with traditional tucker we'll then unwind in Daly Waters the 34 degree thermal pools of Mataranka, before later heading on NORTHERN TERRITORY to Katherine & its lush riverside 20 TENNANT CREEK surroundings. Hotel (B)

DAY 12 - 14 Cairns A lunch stop in colonial Townsville will break up our trip to Cairns, the gateway to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. You'll have a heap of free time to explore this energetic town before opting in to hop across to one of the world's 7 natural wonders. Hostel (B)(B,D)(B) FFWhite Water Rafting FFAJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungy Jump

CAIRNS (3 nights)

12

GREAT BARRIER REEF

(1 night)

Devils Marbles

DAY 22 - 23 Kakadu National Park Wycliffe Well The Kakadu National Park will be our second to last home, as we head deep into the bush in search of swamps, reptiles & out of this world KINGS Simpsons sunsets. A visit to a cultural centre Gap CANYON & a hike to the Aboriginal rock art (1 night) 16 at Nourlangie Rock will leave us 15 19 ALICE SPRINGS breathless both literally & The Olgas 17 (2 nights) figuratively. Hotel (B,D)(B) ULURU FFKatherine Gorge Cruise (2 nights) FFKakadu Scenic Flight

Townsville Airlie Beach

CATTLE STATION (1 night)

1

9

Capricorn Coast

Fraser Island

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

NOOSA

7

SURFERS PARADISE

5

(2 nights)

(2 nights)

4

COFFS HARBOUR

Brisbane Currumbin

BYRON BAY (1 night)

3

(1 night)

NEW SOUTH

Port Macquarie

WALES

START

7AM SYDNEY

SYDNEY (2 nights)

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from Sydney to Darwin. Or save up to A$150 if you travel from Darwin to Sydney (this trip will be 24 days long).

DAY 1 Sydney We'll waste no time unpacking this incredible country, taking a day trip to the Blue Mountains to see the famous Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Valley. Back in the city we'll dine at the famous Darling Harbour, toasting the sunset in celebration of an epic first day. Hostel (D)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Visit the Blue Mountains • Bush Tucker Experience • Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles • 4WD trip across Fraser Island

DAY 10 - 11 The Whitsundays Leaving the Farmstay we'll head towards the beef farming capital of Rockhampton, tiptoeing the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the Whitsundays, not to mention a night to remember in the backpackers' hub of Airlie Beach. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFDay sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach DAY 9 Farmstay Moving off the coastline momentarily, we'll find ourselves at The Old Station in the arms of true blue Australian hospitality. Hay wagon riding, whip cracking & a traditional outback feast followed by karaoke will all help ensure this day goes down as one of the best of the entire trip. (B,D) ëëCattle Station Special Stay DAY 7 - 8 Noosa After a lunch date in Queensland's capital, Brisbane, we'll head on to the Sunshine Coast for more seaside magic. Here we'll take in the Glass House Mountains, dine at an Aussie Surf Club, & take a day trip to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. Resort (B)(B,L,D)

(2 nights)

QUEENSLAND

5PM DARWIN

DAY 25 Darwin One last activity session will see us visiting the Darwin Museum & Cyclone Tracy display. Wrapping up the last 25 days will no doubt be #totesemosh, but the reunion plans should help to keep the tears at bay. (B) FFCrocosaurus Cove Cage of Death

WHITSUNDAYS

10

Mackay

1

DAY 24 Darwin Gliding through the Northern Territory, we'll get a waterfall fix with a visit to Florence Falls, although the humongous termite mounds may end up being the main talking point of the day. Darwin will be the final stop of our adventure, marking our last night on trip (sob). Hotel (B)

END

DAY 10 - 11 Sailing Whitsundays option If you can't get enough of this region's azure oceans (& who can blame you), you can sign up for a private sailing adventure. We'll cruise some of the Whitsundays' 74 magical islands, letting the lull of the ocean work its magic on our hearts. See p.82 for more info & the price panel for costs. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D) Codes: ex Sydney: EXSXD ex Darwin: EXDXD

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1

START

DAY 2 Sydney Staying city side, we'll peel back the layers of Sydney with a beach jaunt in Manly & later, a ferry ride across Darling Harbour. By night you can make the most of Sydney after dark, getting a feel for the rooftop bars & trendy restaurants that make this city so iconic. Hostel (B) FFHarbour Bridge Climb

DAY 5 - 6 Surfers Paradise Once we've finished with another half day enjoying our newly beloved Byron, we'll hit the road & make our way to Surfers Paradise. With a full free day to do as you please, we'll only interrupt your enjoyment of the pristine beach trail & surf crazed lifestyle for a spot of koala hugging in Currumbin. Resort (B)(B) FFTandem Skydiving DAY 4 Byron Bay After a morning learning to ride the iconic waves of the East Coast, we'll carry on north to Byron Bay. With organic cafes, bohemian hang outs & a lighthouse standing on Australia's most easterly land point, this hippy haunt never ceases to capture the heart of every traveller who passes through. Hostel (B) DAY 3 Coffs Harbour Our great Australian road trip begins as we roll north for lunch in Port Macquarie. We'll pass by the famous Big Banana before cosying up at our Coffs Harbour surf camp for a night of chatting & star gazing by an open fire. (B,D) ëëSurf Village Special Stay

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: EXSDD

A$5749 A A$6049 B Start End Apr 08 May02 May06 May30 2018/19

CODE: EXDSD

A$5599 A A$5899 B Start End Apr 11 May04 May09 Jun 01

START SYDNEY & FINISH DARWIN

Start Jun 03

End Jun 27

START DARWIN & FINISH SYDNEY

Start Jun 06

End Jun 29

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

A$5605 A A$5905 B Start End Jul 01 Jul 25 Jul 29 Aug 22

Start Aug 26 Sep 23

End Sep 19 Oct 17

Start Oct 21

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

A$5455 A A$5755 B Start End Jul 04 n Jul 27 Aug 01 Aug 24

Start End Aug 29 Sep 21 Sep 26 n Oct 19

Start Oct 24

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Nov 14

A$5895 A A$6195 B Start End Nov 18 Dec 12 Dec 16 n◆ Jan 09

Start End 2019 Jan 13 n Feb 06

Start End Feb 10 n Mar 06 Mar 10 Apr 03

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Nov 16

A$5745 A A$6045 B Start End Nov 21 Dec 14 Dec 19 lnsJan 11

Start End 2019 Jan 16 ln Feb 08

Start End Feb 13 n Mar 08 Mar 13 Apr 05

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Included flights: This trip includes flights as specified on the map opposite as part of the trip price. Please see ‘Included flights’ on p.XX for important info. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$2589 add A$1265 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add A$2455 add A$1265 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). EXSDD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 5:00pm. EXDSD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 5:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in The Whitsundays. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

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BEACHES & REEFS 14 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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FROM

A$3095 *

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FROM

A$222 *PP/PD

SOAK UP THE SUN, WHITE SANDS & GLISTENING SHORES OF THE EAST COAST

#BEACHESANDREEFS

THE OLD STATION SPECIAL STAY QUEENSLAND

The trip was magnificent, the accommodation was of a much higher standard than expected & the included meals were great. The locations & activities were breathtaking but it was the people who made the trip so unforgettable, all I can say is thank you to Contiki!

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @ELSEW.HER.E

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@GABRIELLA612

CONTIKI.COM/BEACHES

@MARK_HEAP

Sophie Oldfield


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NIGHTS Special Stays: 1 night Coffs Harbour Surf Village, 1 night Outback Cattle Station & 8 nights hotels, 3 nights hostels Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hotels with 2 nights on a boat

DAY 10 - 11 Sailing Whitsundays option If you can't get enough of this region's azure oceans (& who can blame you), you can sign up for a private sailing adventure. We'll cruise some of the Whitsundays' 74 magical islands, letting the lull of the ocean work its magic on our hearts. See p.82 for more info & the price panel for costs. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D) Codes: ex Sydney: BRSWD ex Cairns: BRCWD

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

13 breafasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) Sailing option: 13 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFTandem skydive in Surfers Paradise FFSydney Harbour Bridge Climb

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Visit the Blue Mountains • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

DAY 10 - 11 The Whitsundays Leaving the Farmstay we'll head towards the beef farming capital of Rockhampton, tiptoeing the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the Whitsundays, not to mention a night to remember in the backpackers' hub of Airlie Beach. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFDay Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach

DAY 9 Farmstay Moving off the coastline momentarily, we'll find ourselves at The Old Station in the arms of true blue Australian hospitality. Hay wagon riding, whip cracking & a traditional outback feast followed by karaoke will all help ensure this day goes down as one of the best of the entire trip. (B,D) ëëCattle Station Special Stay FFOhana Winery Experience

DAY 7 - 8 Noosa After a lunch date in Queensland's capital, Brisbane, we'll head on to the Sunshine Coast for more seaside magic. Here we'll take in the Glass House Mountains, dine at an Aussie Surf Club, & take a day trip to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. Resort (B)(B,L,D)

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CAIRNS (2 nights)

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Townsville Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS

10

DAY 5 - 6 Surfers Paradise Once we've finished with another half day enjoying our newly beloved Byron, we'll hit the road & make our way to Surfers Paradise. With a full free day to do as you please, we'll only interrupt your enjoyment of the pristine beach trail & surf crazed lifestyle for a spot of koala hugging in Currumbin. Resort (B)(B) FFTandem Skydiving

DAY 4 Byron Bay After a morning learning to ride the iconic waves of the East Coast, we'll carry on north to Byron Bay. With organic cafes, bohemian hang outs & a lighthouse standing on Australia's most easterly land point, this hippy haunt never ceases to capture the heart of every traveller who passes through. Hostel (B) FFByron Bay Kayaking

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DAY 12 - 13 Cairns A lunch stop in colonial Townsville will break up our trip to Cairns, the gateway to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. You'll have a heap of free time to explore this energetic town before opting in to hop across to one of the world's 7 natural wonders. Hostel (B)(B,D) FFOuter Barrier Reef Cruise

(2 nights)

Mackay QUEENSLAND

CATTLE STATION (1 night)

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TOP EXPERIENCES

9

Capricorn Coast

5PM CAIRNS

DAY 3 Coffs Harbour Our great Australian road trip begins as we roll north for lunch in Port Macquarie. We'll pass by the famous Big Banana before cosying up at our Coffs Harbour surf camp for a night of chatting & star gazing by an open fire. (B,D) ëëSurf Village Special Stay

Fraser Island

DAY 14 Cairns Our last day will give us plenty of free time to tick any last boxes & unwind before our teary goodbyes & next big journey. (B) FFWhite Water Rafting FFAJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungy Jump

NOOSA

7

SURFERS PARADISE

5

(2 nights)

(2 nights)

Brisbane

4

COFFS HARBOUR

Currumbin

BYRON BAY (1 night)

3

(1 night)

NEW SOUTH

Port Macquarie

WALES

1 1

SYDNEY

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

(2 nights)

1

START

START

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from Sydney to Cairns. Or save up to A$80 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

7AM SYDNEY

DAY 1 Sydney We'll waste no time unpacking this incredible country, taking a day trip to the Blue Mountains to see the famous Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Valley. Back in the city we'll dine at the famous Darling Harbour, toasting the sunset in celebration of an epic first day. Hostel (D)

DAY 2 Sydney Staying city side, we'll peel back the layers of Sydney with a beach jaunt in Manly & later, a ferry ride across Darling Harbour. By night you can make the most of Sydney after dark, getting a feel for the rooftop bars & trendy restaurants that make this city so iconic. Hostel (B) FFHarbour Bridge Climb

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: BRSCD

A$3255 A A$3555 B Start End Apr 08 Apr 21 May06 May19 Jun 03 Jun 16 2018/19

CODE: BRCSD

A$3175 A A$3475 B Start End Apr 21 May04 May19 Jun 01 Jun 16 Jun 29

START SYDNEY & FINISH CAIRNS

A$3175 A A$3475 B Start End Jul 01 Jul 14 Jul 08 Jul 21 Jul 29 Aug 11

Start Aug 05 Aug 26 Sep 02

START CAIRNS & FINISH SYDNEY

A$3095 A A$3395 B Start End Jul 14 Jul 27 Jul 21 l Aug 03 Aug 11 Aug 24

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

End Aug 18 Sep 08 Sep 15

Start Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 21

End Oct 06 Oct 13 Nov 03

Start Oct 28

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

Start End Aug 18 l Aug 31 Sep 08 Sep 21 Sep 15 l Sep 28

Start Oct 06 Oct 13

End Oct 19 Oct 26

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Nov 10

A$3335 A A$3635 B Start Nov 18 n Nov 25 n Dec 16 n

End Dec 01 Dec 08 Dec 29

Start End Dec 23 n Jan 05 2019 Jan 06 n Jan 19

Start End Jan 13 n Jan 26 Jan 20 n Feb 02 Feb 03 n Feb 16

Start End Feb 10 n Feb 23 Feb 17 Mar 02 Mar 10 Mar 23

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

A$3255 A A$3555 B Start End Nov 03 Nov 16 Nov 10 Nov 23 Dec 01 n Dec 14

Start End Dec 08 l■ Dec 21 Dec 29 ●n◆ Jan 11

Start End 2019 Jan 05 l■ Feb 18 Jan 19 l■ Feb 01

Start End Jan 26 l■ Feb 08 Feb 02 n Feb 15 Feb 16 n Mar 01

Start End Feb 23 l Mar 08 Mar 02 Mar 15 Mar 23 Apr 05

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$1399 add A$705 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add A$1265 add A$699 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BRSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm. BRCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Sydney 5:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve at The Farmstay. Diamond Spend New Year’s Eve in The Whitsundays. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs & Rainforests or 25-day Big Walkabout trips. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on these trips. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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REEFS & RAINFORESTS 16 DAYS

|

1 COUNTRY

|

FROM

A$3435 *

|

FROM

A$215 *PP/PD

UNCOVER ADVENTURES AS YOU HIKE, SURF & SAIL DOWN THE EAST OF AUS

#REEFSANDRAINFORESTS

WHITSUNDAYS QUEENSLAND

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @JOSHGLASSPOOL

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

36 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

Everything I dreamed this trip would be and more. @MARK_HEAP

CONTIKI.COM/REEFS

@MILLIECOUNSELL

Danielle Isaac


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 22

NIGHTS Special Stays: 1 night Outback Cattle Station, 1 night Surf Village & 8 nights in hotels, 1 night in a lodge, 4 nights in hostels Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hotels with 2 nights on a boat

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

15 breakfast (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) Sailing option: 15 breakfast (B), 2 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFOhana Winery Experience FFDay Sailing trip to Whitehaven with lunch

at Port Macquarie

• City tour of Sydney

• Sydney Harbour ferry cruise

DAY 2 Cape Tribulation to Cairns After exploring mangroves & taking in the resort town of Port Douglas, we'll make our way back to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. With heaps of free time here you'll get the chance to really immerse yourself in this energetic little town, a favourite amongst backpackers the world over. Hostel (B)

7AM CAIRNS

DAY 1 Cairns to Cape Tribulation We'll waste no time unpacking this incredible country, getting acquainted over an adventure into the Daintree Rainforest. Here, we'll be guided by the expertise of a local Aboriginal Guide, as we learn about the region's natural beauty & history. Lodge FFZiplining 5PM SYDNEY

DAY 16 Sydney One last day of sightseeing will see us visiting the majestic Blue Mountains, as we delay the inevitable teary goodbyes. (B)

DAY 3 - 4 Cairns With 2 free days to spend in this palm-lined paradise & with one of the world's 7 natural wonders just a stone's throw away, we'll be like kids in a candy store choosing between white water rafting, barrier reef exploring or bungy jumping. Hostel (B,D)(B) FFOuter Barrier Reef Cruise FFWhite Water Rafting FFAJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungy Jump

CAPE TRIBULATION

1

(1 night)

Port Douglas

2

CAIRNS

4

(3 nights)

GREAT BARRIER REEF START

DAY 14 - 15 Sydney Scooting out of Coffs Harbour we'll find ourselves by the Hastings River, enjoying lunch in Port Macquarie before landing in Sydney. We'll peel back the layers of this city with a ferry ride across Darling Harbour & a beach jaunt in Manly, before dinner at the famous Darling Harbour to salute the final night of our adventure. Hostel (B)(B,D)

Townsville Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS

5

(2 nights)

Mackay

DAY 5 - 6 The Whitsundays A lunch stop in colonial Townsville will break up our trip to the idyllic Whitsundays. Here we'll make the most of another backpackers' hub, Airlie Beach, letting the picture perfect coastline vistas work their magic. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFDay sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach with lunch (weather dependent)

DAY 5 - 6 Sailing Whitsundays option If you can't get enough of this region's azure oceans (& who can blame you), you can sign up for a private sailing adventure. We'll cruise some of the Whitsundays' 74 magical islands, letting the lull of the ocean work its magic on our hearts. See p.82 for more info & the price panel for costs. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D) Codes: ex Cairns: BWCWD ex Sydney: BWSWD

QUEENSLAND

CATTLE STATION (1 night)

7

Capricorn Coast

DAY 7 Farmstay Tiptoeing along the Capricorn Coast, we'll find ourselves at Langmorn cattle Station in the arms of true blue Australian hospitality. Hay wagon riding, whip cracking & a traditional outback feast followed by karaoke will all help ensure this day goes down as one of the best of the entire trip. (B,D) ëëCattle Station Special Stay FFOhana Winery Experience

Fraser Island

NOOSA (2 nights)

8 Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 10 (2 nights)

DAY 13 Coffs Harbour Now well & truly settled into the surf scene, we'll be ready to cozy up at our Coffs Harbour surf camp. Here we can ride waves & soak plenty of rays, before settling in to a night of chatting & star gazing by an open fire. (B,D) ëë Surf Village Special Stay

12

COFFS HARBOUR (1 night)

Currumbin

BYRON BAY (1 night)

13

Port Macquarie

NEW SOUTH WALES

1 1

DAY 12 Byron Bay Sticking to the theme of iconic Australian beach towns, we'll journey south & land in Byron Bay. With organic cafes, bohemian hang outs & a lighthouse standing on Australia's most easterly land point, this hippy haunt never ceases to capture the heart of every traveller who passes through. Hostel (B) FFSea Kayaking

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Aboriginal guided experience • Taste the famous Lamington from Manly

START

END

DISCOVERER

15

TOP EXPERIENCES

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

DAY 10 - 11 Surfers Paradise With the “Sunny Coast” officially ticked, we'll hit the road & make our way to Surfers Paradise. With a full free day here to do as you please, we'll only interrupt your enjoyment of the pristine beach trail & surf crazed lifestyle for a spot of koala hugging in Currumbin. Resort (B)(B) FFTandem Skydiving

END

16 14

TRY OUR RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE ON DAYS 1 & 2

SYDNEY (2 nights)

DAY 8 - 9 Noosa Waving goodbye to outback life, the Sunshine Coast will call us for more seaside fun. Here we'll take in the Glass House Mountains, dine at an Aussie Surf Club, & take a day trip to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. Resort (B)(B,L,D)

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice - travel from Sydney to Cairns. Or save up to A$100 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

Get geared up for 2 days in paradise! With huge mountain ranges & rainforest stretching right to the ocean, the lush Daintree area is where the tropics meets the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. This World Heritage Site is packed with ancient plants & animals & is the home of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people – it's ready to be explored & a must-do in this part of the world. Come see it with us.

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: BWCSD

A$3525 A A$3825 B Start End Apr 19 May04 May17 Jun 01 Jun 14 Jun 29 2018/19

CODE: BWSCD

A$3625 A A$3925 B Start End Apr 08 Apr 23 May06 May21 Jun 03 Jun 18

START CAIRNS & FINISH SYDNEY

A$3435 A A$3735 B Start End Jul 12 Jul 27 Jul 19 l Aug 03 Aug 09 Aug 24

Start End Aug 16 l Aug 31 Sep 06 Sep 21 Sep 13 l Sep 28

START SYDNEY & FINISH CAIRNS

A$3535 A A$3835 B Start End Jul 01 Jul 16 Jul 08 Jul 23 Jul 29 Aug 13

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

Start Aug 05 Aug 26 Sep 02

Start Oct 04 Oct 11

End Oct 19 Oct 26

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

End Aug 20 Sep 10 Sep 17

Start Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 21

End Oct 08 Oct 15 Nov 05

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

A$3615 A A$3915 B Start End Nov 01 Nov 16 Nov 08 Nov 23 Nov 29 n Dec 14

Start Oct 28

Start End Dec 06 ln Dec 21 Dec 27 lns Jan 11

Start End 2019 Jan 03 ln Jan 18 Jan 17 ln Feb 01

Start End Jan 24 ln Feb 08 Jan 31 n Feb 15 Feb 14 n Mar 01

Start End Feb 21 l Mar 08 Feb 28 Mar 15 Mar 21 Apr 05

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Nov 12

A$3715 A A$4015 B Start Nov 18 n Nov 25 n Dec 16 n

End Dec 03 Dec 10 Dec 31

Start End Dec 23 n Jan 07 2019 Jan 06 n Jan 21

Start End Jan 13 n Jan 28 Jan 20 n Feb 04 Feb 03 n Feb 18

Start End Feb 10 n Feb 25 Feb 17 Mar 04 Mar 10 Mar 25

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$1575 add A$789 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add A$1439 add A$785 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BWCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Sydney 5:00pm. BWSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in The Whitsundays. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

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SUNSETS & SURF 12 DAYS

|

1 COUNTRY

|

FROM

A$2765 *

|

FROM

A$231 *PP/PD

12-DAYS RIDING THE WAVES & SOAKING UP THE RAYS

#SUNSETSANDSURF

BYRON BAY NEW SOUTH WALES

Contiki facilitated an incredible adventure filled with beautiful beaches, unique wildlife, & a whole lot of fun.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @CKWEISSMAN

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

38 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

@MCMVANKUIK

CONTIKI.COM/SUNSETS

@PJSVIEWS

Andrew Gradisher


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 17

NIGHTS Special Stays: 1 night Surf Village, 1 night Cattle Station & 8 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a hostel Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hotels for 2 nights on a boat

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (D), 6 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFKayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal) FFTandem skydive

DAY 7 - 8 Noosa After a lunch date in Queensland's capital, Brisbane, we'll head on to the Sunshine Coast for more seaside magic. Here we'll take in the Glass House Mountains, dine at an Aussie Surf Club, & take a day trip to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. Resort (B)(B,L,D)

DAY 10 - 11 The Whitsundays Leaving the Farmstay we'll head towards the beef farming capital of Rockhampton, tiptoeing the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the Whitsundays, not to mention a night to remember in the backpackers' hub of Airlie Beach. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFDay Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach

DAY 5 - 6 Surfers Paradise Once we've finished with another half day enjoying our newly beloved Byron, we'll hit the road & make our way to Surfers Paradise. With a full free day to do as you please, we'll only interrupt your enjoyment of the pristine beach trail & surf crazed lifestyle for a spot of koala hugging in Currumbin. Resort (B)(B) FFTandem Skydiving

DAY 9 Farmstay Moving off the coastline momentarily, we'll find ourselves at The Old Station in the arms of true blue Australian hospitality. Hay wagon riding, whip cracking & a traditional outback feast followed by karaoke will all help ensure this day goes down as one of the best of the entire trip.(B,D) ëëCattle Station Special Stay FFOhana Winery Experience

WHITSUNDAYS (2 nights)

DAY 2 Sydney Staying city side, we'll peel back the layers of Sydney with a beach jaunt in Manly & later, a ferry ride across Darling Harbour. By night you can make the most of Sydney after dark, getting a feel for the rooftop bars & trendy restaurants that make this city so iconic. Hostel (B) FFHarbour Bridge Climb

QUEENSLAND

CATTLE STATION (1 night)

9

Capricorn Coast

Fraser Island

NOOSA

7

SURFERS PARADISE

5

(2 nights)

(2 nights)

4

COFFS HARBOUR

Brisbane Currumbin

BYRON BAY (1 night)

3

START

(1 night)

Port Macquarie

NEW SOUTH WALES

SYDNEY (2 nights)

8AM WHITSUNDAYS

DAY 12 The Whitsundays The good times will wrap up in the picturesque Whitsundays, as we pack our bags & say heartfelt goodbyes after breakfast. (B)

from Manly

• Surf lesson in Coffs Harbour • Day trip to Fraser Island

Mackay

DAY 10 - 11 Sailing Whitsundays option If you can't get enough of this region's azure oceans (& who can blame you), you can sign up for a private sailing adventure. We'll cruise some of the Whitsundays' 74 magical islands, letting the lull of the ocean work its magic on our hearts. See p.82 for more info & the price panel for costs. Hostel (B,D)(B,L,D) Codes: ex Sydney: SQSWD ex W'suns: SQCWD

END

• Visit the Blue Mountains • Sydney Harbour ferry cruise

DAY 3 Coffs Harbour Our great Australian road trip begins as we roll north for lunch in Port Macquarie. We'll pass by the famous Big Banana before cosying up at our Coffs Harbour surf camp for a night of chatting & star gazing by an open fire. (B,D) ëëSurf Village Special Stay

GREAT BARRIER REEF

10 12

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

DAY 4 Byron Bay After a morning learning to ride the iconic waves of the East Coast, we'll carry on north to Byron Bay. With organic cafes, bohemian hang outs & a lighthouse standing on Australia's most easterly land point, this hippy haunt never ceases to capture the heart of every traveller who passes through. Hostel (B) FFByron Bay Kayaking

END

Airlie Beach

DISCOVERER

11

1 1

1

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

START

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from Sydney to The Whitsundays. Or save up to A$40 if you travel from The Whitsundays to Sydney.

7AM SYDNEY

DAY 1 Sydney We'll waste no time unpacking this incredible country, taking a day trip to the Blue Mountains to see the famous Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Valley. Back in the city we'll dine at the famous Darling Harbour, toasting the sunset in celebration of an epic first day. Hostel (D)

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: SQSCD

A$2835 A A$3135 B Start End Apr 08 Apr 19 May06 May17 Jun 03 Jun 14 2018/19

CODE: SQCSD

A$2795 A A$3095 B Start End Apr 23 May04 May21 Jun 01 Jun 18 Jun 29

START SYDNEY & FINISH W’SUNS

A$2765 A A$3065 B Start End Jul 01 Jul 12 Jul 08 Jul 19 Jul 29 Aug 09

Start Aug 05 Aug 26 Sep 02

START W’SUNS & FINISH SYDNEY

A$2725 A A$3025 B Start End Jul 16 Jul 27 Jul 23 l Aug 03 Aug 13 Aug 24

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

End Aug 16 Sep 06 Sep 13

Start Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 21

End Oct 04 Oct 11 Nov 01

Start Oct 28

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

Start End Aug 20 l Aug 31 Sep 10 Sep 21 Sep 17 l Sep 28

Start Oct 08 Oct 15

End Oct 19 Oct 26

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Nov 08

A$2905 A A$3205 B Start Nov 18 n Nov 25 n Dec 16 n

End Nov 29 Dec 06 Dec 27

Start End Dec 23 n Jan 03 2019 Jan 06 n Jan 17

Start End Jan 13 n Jan 24 Jan 20 n Jan 31 Feb 03 n Feb 14

Start End Feb 10 n Feb 21 Feb 17 Feb 28 Mar 10 Mar 21

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

A$2865 A A$3165 B Start End Nov 05 Nov 16 Nov 12 Nov 23 Dec 03 n Dec 14

Start End Dec 10 ln Dec 21 Dec 31 ln◆ Jan 11

Start End 2019 Jan 07 ln Jan 18 Jan 21 n Feb 01

Start End Jan 28 ln Feb 08 Feb 04 ln Feb 15 Feb 18 Mar 01

Start End Feb 25 Mar 08 Mar 04 l Mar 15 Mar 25 Apr 05

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$1215 add A$605 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add A$1075 add A$605 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). SQSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end W’suns 8:00am. SQCSD: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Sydney 5:00pm. ● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay. ◆ Spend New Year’s Eve in The Whitsundays. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs & Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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THE SUN SEEKER 10 DAYS

|

1 COUNTRY

|

FROM

A$2195 *

|

FROM

A$220 *PP/PD

SNORKEL THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & SAIL THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

@jo_mag33

#SUNSEEKER

WHITEHAVEN BEACH WHITSUNDAYS

I had the most wonderful experience! Jam packed with all the highlights (and most of it wasn't stuff I would have found on my own) Great time with great people, it was a trip of a lifetime.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @JO_MAG33

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

40 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

@JO_MAG33

CONTIKI.COM/SEEKER

@JO_MAG33

Alyssa Fischer


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 14

NIGHTS Unique Special Stay: 1 night Outback Cattle Station & 6 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in hostels Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hotels for 2 nights on a boat

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) Sailing option: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (D), 5 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS FFTandem skydive FFWhitewater raft the mighty Barron River

DAY 6 - 7 Farmstay to The Whitsundays Leaving the Farmstay we'll head towards the beef farming capital of Rockhampton, tiptoeing the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the Whitsundays, not to mention a night to remember in the backpackers' hub of Airlie Beach. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFDay Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach

DAY 6 - 7 Sailing Whitsundays option If you can't get enough of this region's azure oceans (& who can blame you), you can sign up for a private sailing adventure. We'll cruise some of the Whitsundays' 74 magical islands, letting the lull of the ocean work its magic on our hearts. See p.82 for more info & the price panel for costs. Boat (B,L,D)(B) Codes: ex Surfers: BTSWD ex Cairns: BTCWD

CAIRNS (2 nights)

10

DAY 8 - 9 Cairns A lunch stop in colonial Townsville will break up our trip to Cairns, the gateway to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. You'll have a heap of free time to explore this energetic town before opting in to hop across to one of the world's 7 natural wonders. Hostel (B)(B,D) FFWhite Water Rafting FFAJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungy Jump

END

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Noosa Surf Club dinner • Locally guided 4WD trip

across Fraser Island with lunch & drinks

DAY 5 Farmstay Moving off the coastline momentarily, we'll find ourselves at The Old Station in the arms of true blue Australian hospitality. Hay wagon riding, whip cracking & a traditional outback feast followed by karaoke will all help ensure this day goes down as one of the best of the entire trip. (B,D) ëëCattle Station Special Stay FFOhana Winery Experience

8

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Townsville Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS

6

(2 nights)

Mackay QUEENSLAND

CATTLE STATION (1 night)

END

DISCOVERER

9

5PM CAIRNS 1

DAY 10 Cairns Our last day will give us plenty of free time to tick last boxes, & unwind before our teary goodbyes & next big journey. Hostel (B) FFSnorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible

1

5

Capricorn Coast

Fraser Island

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

NOOSA

(2 nights) Brisbane

3

START

1

SURFERS PARADISE

DAY 3 - 4 Noosa After a lunch date in Queensland's capital, Brisbane, we'll head on to the Sunshine Coast for more seaside magic. Here we'll take in the Glass House Mountains, dine at an Aussie Surf Club, & take a day trip to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island. Resort (B)(B,L,D)

(2 nights)

START

4:30PM SURFERS PARADISE

DAY 1 Surfers Paradise We'll join forces in Australia's mecca of surf & play, as we settle into our resort in Surfers Paradise. Get acquainted ​with your new trip mates​​ on a night out in this party capital, ​ preparing for all the fun-filled activities Day 2 ​will bring. Resort

DAY 2 Surfers Paradise Between the pristine beach trail & surf crazed lifestyle we'll squeeze in time for a spot of koala hugging in Currumbin. By night you may be lured back to the party scene of this city, our final salute to Surfers before we commence our road trip through “QLD”. Resort (B) FFTandem skydive

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

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: BTSCD

A$2289 A A$2589 B Start End Apr 12 Apr 21 May10 May19 Jun 07 Jun 16 2018/19

CODE: BTCSD

A$2249 A A$2549 B Start End Apr 21 Apr 30 May19 May28 Jun 16 Jun 25

START SURFERS PARADISE & FINISH CAIRNS

A$2235 A A$2535 B Start End Jul 05 Jul 14 Jul 12 Jul 21 Aug 02 Aug 11

Start Aug 09 Aug 30 Sep 06

End Aug 18 Sep 08 Sep 15

START CAIRNS & FINISH SURFERS PARADISE

A$2195 A A$2495 B Start End Jul 14 Jul 23 Jul 21 Jul 30 Aug 11 Aug 20

Start Aug 18 Sep 08 Sep 15

End Aug 27 Sep 17 Sep 24

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

Start Sep 27 Oct 04 Oct 25

End Oct 06 Oct 13 Nov 03

A$2345 A A$2645 B Start End Nov 01 Nov 10 Nov 22 n Dec 01 Nov 29 n Dec 08

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

Start Oct 06 Oct 13

End Oct 15 Oct 22

A$2305 A A$2605 B Start End Nov 03 Nov 12 Nov 10 Nov 19 Dec 01 n Dec 10

MORE DATES WILL BE RELEASED FOR TRAVEL AFTER MARCH, CHECK CONTIKI.COM FOR MORE DETAILS.

Start End Dec 20 n Dec 29 Dec 27 ns Jan 05

Start End 2019 Jan 10 n Jan 19 Jan 17 n Jan 26

Start End Jan 24 n Feb 02 Feb 07 n Feb 16 Feb 14 n Feb 23

Start Feb 21 Mar 14

End Mar 02 Mar 23

MORE DATES WILL BE RELEASED FOR TRAVEL AFTER MARCH, CHECK CONTIKI.COM FOR MORE DETAILS.

Start End Dec 08 n Dec 17 Dec 29 ns Jan 07

Start End 2019 Jan 05 n Jan 14 Jan 19 n Jan 28

Start End Jan 26 n Feb 04 Feb 02 n Feb 11 Feb 16 n Feb 25

Start Feb 23 Mar 02 Mar 23

End Mar 04 Mar 11 Apr 01

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$859 add A$429 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add A$719 add A$429 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). BTSCD: Start Surfers P. 5:00pm & end Cairns 5:00pm. BTCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Surfers P. 8:00am. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in The Whitsundays. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

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DISCOVERER

CITY TO SURF 7 DAYS

|

1 COUNTRY

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A$1569 *

FROM

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A$225 *PP/PD

FROM

7 DAYS FROM THE BUZZ OF SYDNEY TO THE BEACHSIDE BLISS OF BYRON BAY

BYRON BAY NEW SOUTH WALES

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW 6

8

NIGHTS Unique Special Stay: 1 night Coffs Harbour Surf Village & 4 nights in hotels & resorts, 1 night in a hostel

INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

ESSENTIALS See p.82 for more info on our essentials

END

START

8AM SURFERS PARADISE

DAY 7 Surfers Paradise The good times will wrap up in sunny Surfers Paradise, as we pack our bags & say heartfelt goodbyes after breakfast. (B)

7AM SYDNEY

DAY 1 Sydney We'll waste no time unpacking this incredible country, taking a day trip to the Blue Mountains to see the famous Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Valley. Back in the city we'll dine at the famous Darling Harbour, toasting the sunset in celebration of an epic first day. Hostel (D)

DAY 5 - 6 Surfers Paradise Once we've finished with another half day enjoying our newly beloved Byron, we'll hit the road & make our way to Surfers Paradise. With a full free day to do as you please, we'll only interrupt your enjoyment of the pristine beach trail & surf crazed lifestyle for a spot of koala hugging in Currumbin. Resort (B)(B) F Tandem Skydiving

QUEENSLAND

END

SURFERS PARADISE (2 nights)

7

5 4

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Visit the famous Blue Mountains

• Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

DAY 2 Sydney Staying city side, we'll peel back the layers of Sydney with a beach jaunt in Manly & later, a ferry ride across Darling Harbour. By night you can make the most of Sydney after dark, getting a feel for the rooftop bars & trendy restaurants that make this city so iconic. Hostel (B) F Harbour Bridge Climb

DAY 4 Byron Bay After a morning learning to ride the iconic waves of the East Coast, we'll carry on north to Byron Bay. With organic cafes, bohemian hang outs & a lighthouse standing on Australia's most easterly land point, this hippy haunt never ceases to capture the heart of every traveller who passes through. Hostel (B) F Byron Bay Kayaking

COFFS HARBOUR

Currumbin

BYRON BAY (1 night)

3

(1 night)

NEW SOUTH

SYDNEY (2 nights)

1 1

DAY 3 Coffs Harbour Our great Australian road trip begins as we roll north for lunch in Port Macquarie. We'll pass by the famous Big Banana before cosying up at our Coffs Harbour surf camp for a night of chatting & star gazing by an open fire. (B,D)  Surf Village Special Stay

Port Macquarie

WALES

1

START

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

H O W M UC H & W H E N

#CITYTOSURF

2018/19

A$1609 Start Apr 08 May06 Jun 03

CODE: BSSBD

End Apr 14 May12 Jun 09

START SYDNEY & FINISH SURFERS P.

A$1569 Start Jul 01 Jul 08 Jul 29

End Jul 07 Jul 14 Aug 04

Start Aug 05 Aug 26 Sep 02

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Aug 11 Sep 01 Sep 08

Start Sep 23 Sep 30 Oct 21

End Sep 29 Oct 06 Oct 27

Start Oct 28

End Nov 03

A$1649 Start End Nov 18 ■ Nov 24 Nov 25 ■ Dec 01 Dec 16 ■ Dec 22

Start End Dec 23 ■ Dec 29 2019 Jan 06 ■ Jan 12

Start End Jan 13 ■ Jan 19 Jan 20 ■ Jan 26 Feb 03 ■ Feb 09

Start End Feb 10 ■ Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 23 Mar 10 Mar 16

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement add A$769 add A$355 for second person twin-share. Start Sydney 7:00am & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs & Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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In-Depth Explorer LIVE LOCAL

Australia’s one very big country. So big in fact, that sometimes you just want to take your time getting to know one particular region of it – the Northern Territory perhaps, or a smaller stretch of the East Coast. So that’s exactly what In-Depth Explorer offers; the chance to take your time, spend longer in certain places, and really get a feel for what it means to live the local Australian life.

ARE YOU AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORER TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to get to know a specific part of Australia in detail?

Are you keen to take your time to explore?

Do you consider yourself part foodie, part historian, part culture aficionado and all parts explorer?

Are you ready to learn from our seriously clued up Trip Managers and Local Guides?

4 TRIPS FROM 5 - 11 DAYS

FROM

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ISLAND & RAINFOREST 7 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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FROM

A$1565 *

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FROM

A$224 *PP/PD

7 DAYS OF IDYLLIC SANDY BEACHES & ADRENALINE-FILLED ACTIVITIES

#ISLANDANDRAINFOREST

CAPE TRIBULATION QUEENSLAND

All the experiences on this trip we’re truly amazing. I wouldn’t change a thing about how it was organised because it was just the best time of my life.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @AJ_ZAMMIT

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

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@AJ_ZAMMIT

CONTIKI.COM/ISLAND

@AJ_ZAMMIT

Jasmine Kehoe


6

TOP EXPERIENCES 8

NIGHTS 2 nights in hotels, 3 nights in hostels & 1 night in a lodge Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hotels for 2 nights on a boat

DAY 6 Cape Tribulation After soaking up some Aboriginal culture, it's on to Cape Tribulation. Lodge (B)

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) Sailing option: 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (D), 3 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFSailing trip to Whitehaven Beach & lunch FFWhite Water Rafting

DAY 3 - 5 Cairns A lunch stop in colonial Townsville will break up our trip to Cairns, the gateway to the iconic Great Barrier Reef. You'll have a heap of free time to explore this energetic town before opting in to hop across to one of the world's 7 natural wonders. Hostel (B,D)(B)(B) FFOuter Barrier Reef Cruise FFWhite Water Rafting FFAJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungy Jump

DAY 1 - 2 Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including Whitehaven Beach. See p.82 for more info & the price panel for costs. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D) Codes: ex W’suns: FNSWD ex Cairns: FNCWD

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Aboriginal guided experience

DAY 2 The Whitsundays With a free day to spend in paradise you'll have all the time you need to get to know this impossibly beautiful area, soaking up its natural beauty & the banquet of watersports on offer. Hotel (B) FFDay Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach

START 6

(1 night)

3

7

DAY 1 The Whitsundays Uniting in the idyllic Whitsundays, you'll quickly get acquainted to the backpacker way of life in the buzzy town of Airlie Beach. Surf vibe bars, tasty restaurants & tempting ice cream joints will see off any traces of jet lag. Hotel (D) FFSailing to Whitehaven Beach

CAIRNS (3 nights)

END

5PM CAIRNS Townsville

DAY 7 Cairns We'll wake up this morning & be guided through the mangroves by a Local Expert, squeezing in a visit to the picturesque seaside town of Port Douglas. After one last day exploring the beauty of the Cape, we'll head back to the buzzing city of Cairns. Our trip will come to an end at 5pm, as we say sad goodbyes & salute our Aussie adventure. (B)

5PM WHITSUNDAYS

CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

END

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Airlie Beach

1

WHITSUNDAYS (2 nights)

START

GREAT BARRIER REEF

QUEENSLAND

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from The Whitsundays to Cairns, or from Cairns to The Whitsundays.

RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE ON DAYS 6 & 7

1

Take your experience a step further by signing up for 2 days in the Daintree Rainforest; the famous meeting point of lush tropics & the Great Barrier Reef. Brimming with wildlife & home to the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people, this extension is nothing short of incredible.

Places visited Itinerary day

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: FNSCD

A$1605 A A$1905 B Start End Apr 17 Apr 23 May15 May21 Jun 12 Jun 18 2018/19

CODE: FNCSD

A$1605 A A$1905 B Start End Apr 19 Apr 25 May17 May23 Jun 14 Jun 20

START W’SUNS & FINISH CAIRNS

A$1565 A A$1865 B Start End Jul 10 Jul 16 Jul 17 Jul 23 Aug 07 Aug 13

Start Aug 14 Sep 04 Sep 11

START CAIRNS & FINISH W’SUNS

A$1565 A A$1865 B Start End Jul 12 Jul 18 Jul 19 Jul 25 Aug 09 Aug 15

Start Aug 16 Sep 06 Sep 13

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

End Aug 20 Sep 10 Sep 17

Start Oct 02 Oct 09 Oct 30

End Oct 08 Oct 15 Nov 05

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

End Aug 22 Sep 12 Sep 19

Start Oct 04 Oct 11

End Oct 10 Oct 17

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

A$1645 A A$1945 B Start End Nov 06 Nov 12 Nov 27 n Dec 03 Dec 04 n Dec 10

Start End Dec 25 n Dec 31 2019 Jan 01 n Jan 07

Start End Jan 15 n Jan 21 Jan 22 n Jan 28 Jan 29 n Feb 04

Start End Feb 12 n Feb 18 Feb 19 n Feb 25 Feb 26 Mar 04

Start Mar 19

End Mar 25

Start Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 21

End Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 27

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

A$1645 A A$1945 B Start End Nov 01 Nov 07 Nov 08 Nov 14 Nov 29 n Dec 05

Start End Dec 06 n Dec 12 Dec 27 ns Jan 02

Start End 2019 Jan 03 n Jan 09 Jan 17 n Jan 23

Start End Jan 24 n Jan 30 Jan 31 n Feb 06 Feb 14 n Feb 20

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$539 add A$275 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add A$405 add A$269 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). FNSCD: Start W’suns 3:00pm & end Cairns 5:00pm. FNCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end W’suns 8:00am. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in The Whitsundays. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 16-day Reefs & Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

45


OUTBACK ADVENTURE 11 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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FROM

A$2059 *

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FROM

A$188 *PP/PD

IMMERSE YOURSELF INTO THE OUTBACK'S CULTURE & NATURE

#OUTBACKADVENTURE

ULURU NORTHERN TERRITORY

I loved exploring the Outback of Australia & the Northern Territory. I enjoyed the way each day was planned out & we were shown all the best spots. It was affordable & well worth the dollar

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @GYPSYWONDERINGS

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

46 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

@ADVENTURESOFSARE

CONTIKI.COM/OUTBACK

@JAMIEBOTTO

Marc Mckellar


10

TOP EXPERIENCES

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 14

NIGHTS Unique Special Stay: 1 night Kings Creek Station Outback Bush Camp & 7 nights in hotels & 2 nights in a lodge

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFDawn hot air balloon flight over the desert & MacDonnell Ranges in Alice Springs FFGuided helicopter flight over Uluru & Kata Tjuta

DAY 7 Katherine A pub that's been serving locals for over a hundred years will be our first port of call out of Tennant Creek. Tummies satisfied with traditional tucker we'll then unwind in the DARWIN 34 degree thermal pools of (2 nights) Mataranka, before later heading 11 10 on to Katherine & its lush riverside surroundings. Hotel (B) Litchfield N.P.

END

KAKADU N.P.

8

KATHERINE (1 night)

DAY 8 - 9 Kakadu National Park The Kakadu National Park will be our second to last home, as we head deep into the bush in search of swamps, reptiles & out of this world sunsets. A visit to a cultural centre & a hike to the Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie Rock will leave us breathless both literally & figuratively. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFKatherine Gorge Cruise FFKakadu Scenic Flight

(2 nights)

7

• Alice Springs Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘Bush tucker’ tour • Swimming at Florence Falls (seasonal)

DAY 10 Darwin Gliding through the Northern Territory, we'll get a waterfall fix with a visit to Florence Falls, although the humongous termite mounds may end up being the main talking point of the day. Darwin will be the final stop of our adventure, marking our last night on trip (sob). Hotel (B)

END Mataranka

NORTHERN TERRITORY

6

5PM DARWIN

DAY 11 Darwin One last activity session will see us visiting the Darwin Museum & Cyclone Tracy display. Wrapping up the last 25 days will no doubt be #totesemosh, but the reunion plans should help to keep the tears at bay. (B) FFCrocosaurus Cove Cage of Death

Daly Waters

DAY 6 Tennant Creek Out of the Springs we'll arrive in Wycliffe Well, Australia's UFO capital. Feeling more than a little spooked we'll then get back on the road, visiting the peculiar rock formation of Karlu Karlu (The Devil's Marbles) before spending the night in Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D) FFOutback Ballooning in Alice Springs

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

TENNANT CREEK (1 night)

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

1

DAY 5 Alice Springs A BBQ breakfast will conclude our time in Uluru, marking our time to head back to Alice Springs for yet more Australian history discoveries. Hotel (B)

1

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

KINGS CANYON (1 night)

The Olgas

2

Simpsons Gap

1 3

START

5

ALICE SPRINGS (2 nights)

ULURU (2 nights)

DAY 3 - 4 Uluru 700 million years of natural history await us as we make our way to perhaps the world's most famous rock formation of Uluru, but not before a hike around the impressive Kings Canyon. Later, we'll see Mount Connor, The Olgas, & of course catch sunrise over the iconic red rock. Lodge (B)(B) FFUluru & Olgas Scenic Flights

START

DAY 2 Kings Creek Canyon Once our morning of ‘bushtucker' & insect eating in Alice Springs is complete, we'll journey to Kings Creek Station for a camp out under the stars. Finding ourselves in the desert surrounded by camels, we'll sleep in a swag beneath the dazzling Milky Way. (B,D) ëëOutback Special Stay

11:30AM ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 1 Alice Springs With an authentic Australian experience high on our agenda, we'll unite in the country's iconic red centre. A hub of Aboriginal arts & home to the scenic landscape of Simpson's Gap, Alice Springs has no shortage of cultural significance for us to get acquainted over. Hotel (D)

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from Alice Springs to Darwin, or from Darwin to Alice Springs.

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

A$2165 Start Apr 22 May20 2018/19

A$2165 Start Apr 11 May09

CODE: TEADD

End May02 May30

Start Jun 17

CODE: TEDAD

End Apr 21 May19

START A.SPRINGS & FINISH DARWIN

End Jun 27

A$2115 Start Jul 15 Aug 12

End Jul 25 Aug 22

START DARWIN & FINISH A.SPRINGS

Start Jun 06

End Jun 16

A$2115 Start Jul 04 Aug 01

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

Start Sep 09 Oct 07

End Sep 19 Oct 17

A$2059 Start End Nov 04 Nov 14 Dec 02 n Dec 12

Start End Dec 30 ns Jan 09

Start End 2019 Jan 27 n Feb 06

Start End Feb 24 n Mar 06 Mar 24 Apr 03

Start End 2019 Jan 16 n Jan 26

Start End Feb 13 n Feb 23 Mar 13 Mar 23

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Jul 14 Aug 11

Start Aug 29 Sep 26

End Sep 08 Oct 06

Start Oct 24

End Nov 03

A$2059 Start End Nov 21 Dec 01 Dec 19 n Dec 29

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$1095 add A$535 for second person twin-share. TEADD: Start A.Springs 11:30am & end Darwin 5:00pm. TEDAD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end A.Springs 9:00am. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve at Kings Canyon. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 25-day Big Walkabout. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

47


IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

TROPICAL WONDER 5 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

|

|

FROM

A$ 959 *

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FROM

A$192 *PP/PD

7 DAYS FILLED WITH ADRENALINE KICKS & RELAXATION BLISS

WHITSUNDAYS QUEENSLAND

WHAT YOU NEED T O K NOW 4

6

START

NIGHTS 2 nights in hotels, & 2 nights hostel accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hotels for 2 nights on a boat

INCLUDED MEALS 4 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) Sailing option: 4 breakfasts (B), 1 lunches (D), 3 dinners (D)

7AM CAIRNS

DAY 1 Cairns We'll unite in the idyllic Queensland city of Cairns, getting acquainted amidst this energetic tourist town. You'll be free to slip into the Aussie way of life, laidback & coastal is what it's all about. Hostel F Outer Barrier Reef Cruise 1

START

END

DAY 2 Cairns On our second day in this palm-lined paradise & with one of the world's 7 natural wonders just a stone's throw away. Hostel (B,D) F White Water Rafting F AJ Hackett Minjin Swing or Bungy Jump

CAIRNS (2 nights)

8AM WHITSUNDAYS

GREAT BARRIER REEF

DAY 5 The Whitsundays The good times will wrap up in the paradise of The Whitsundays, as we pack our bags & say heartfelt goodbyes after breakfast. (B)

Townsville Airlie Beach

3

5

WHITSUNDAYS (2 nights)

END

QUEENSLAND

ESSENTIALS See p.82 for more info on our essentials

#TROPICALWONDER

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Whitewater rafting in Cairns F Bungy jump in Cairns

DAY 3 - 4 The Whitsundays A lunch stop in colonial Townsville will break up our trip to the idyllic Whitsundays. Here we'll make the most of another backpackers' hub, Airlie Beach, letting the picture perfect coastline vistas work their magic. Hotel (B,D)(B) F Day Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach

1

DAYS 3 - 4: Sailing Whitsundays option. Want to get on the water in true Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to hit the blue waters & try your hand at sailing on our private sailing adventure, cruising some of the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including Whitehaven Beach. See p.82 for more info & the price panel for costs. Multi-share open cabin accommodation. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D) Code: NWCWD

Places visited Itinerary day

H OW MU C H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: NWCSD

A$985 A A$1285 B Start End Apr 21 Apr 25 May19 May23 Jun 16 Jun 20

START CAIRNS & FINISH W’SUNS

A$959 A A$1259 B Start End Jul 14 Jul 18 Jul 21 Jul 25 Aug 11 Aug 15

Start Aug 18 Sep 08 Sep 15

A=TRIP ONLY B=TRIP & SAILING OPTION

End Aug 22 Sep 12 Sep 19

Start Oct 06 Oct 13

End Oct 10 Oct 17

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

A$1009 A A$1309 B Start End Nov 03 Nov 07 Nov 10 Nov 14 Dec 01 ■ Dec 05

Start End Dec 08 ■ Dec 12 Dec 29 ■▲ Jan 02

Start End 2019 Jan 05 ■ Jan 09 Jan 19 ■ Jan 23

Start End Jan 26 ■ Jan 30 Feb 02 ■ Feb 06 Feb 16 ■ Feb 20

Start Feb 23 Mar 02 Mar 23

End Feb 27 Mar 06 Mar 27

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$355 add A$175 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add A$215 add A$175 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Cairns 7:00am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve in The Whitsundays. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs & Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who have been travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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CONTIKI.COM/WONDER


6 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

|

|

FROM

A$1185 *

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FROM

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ROCK & RED A$198 *PP/PD

CULTURALLY CURIOUS? ALICE SPRINGS, KING'S CREEK & ULURU AWAIT

ULURU NORTHERN TERRITORY

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW 5

7

NIGHTS Unique Special Stay: 1 night Kings Creek Station Outback Bush Camp, 2 nights in hotels & 2 nights in a lodge INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

START

1:30PM ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 1 Alice Springs With an authentic Australian experience high on our agenda, we'll unite in the country's iconic red centre. A hub of Aboriginal arts & home to the scenic landscape of Simpson's Gap, Alice Springs has no shortage of cultural significance for us to get acquainted over. Hotel (D)

ESSENTIALS See p.82 for more info on our essentials

DAY 2 Kings Creek Canyon Once our morning of ‘bushtucker' & insect eating in Alice Springs is complete, we'll journey to Kings Creek Station for a camp out under the stars. Finding ourselves in the desert surrounded by camels, we'll sleep in a swag beneath the dazzling Milky Way. (B,D)  Outback Special Stay F Quad-bike adventure

NORTHERN TERRITORY

KINGS CANYON

2

(1 night)

The Olgas

Simpsons Gap

3

1 5

ALICE SPRINGS 6

(2 nights)

ULURU

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Helicopter flight over Uluru & Kata Tjuta

(2 nights)

START END 1

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Alice Springs Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘Bushtucker’ tour • Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience

END

1

9AM ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 6 Alice Springs The good times will wrap up in the arms of the Springs, as we pack our bags and say heartfelt goodbyes after breakfast. (B)

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover

DAY 5 Alice Springs A BBQ breakfast will conclude our time in Uluru, marking our time to head back to Alice Springs for yet more Australian history discoveries. Hotel (B)

DAY 3 - 4 Uluru 700 million years of natural history await us as we make our way to perhaps the world's most famous rock formation of Uluru, but not before a hike around the impressive Kings Canyon. Later, we'll see Mount Connor, The Olgas, & of course catch sunrise over the iconic red rock. Lodge (B)(B) F Uluru & the Olgas Scenic Flight

H O W M UC H & W H E N A$1245 Start Apr 16 May14 2018/19

A$1245 Start Apr 22 May20

CODE: AEDAD

End Apr 21 May19

Start Jun 11

CODE: AEADD

End Apr 27 May25

START A.SPRINGS & FINISH A.SPRINGS

End Jun 16

A$1215 Start Jul 09 Aug 06

End Jul 14 Aug 11

START A.SPRINGS & FINISH A.SPRINGS

Start Jun 17

End Jun 22

A$1215 Start Jul 15 Aug 12

End Jul 20 Aug 17

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

Start Sep 03 Oct 01

End Sep 08 Oct 06

Start Oct 29

End Nov 03

A$1185 Start End Nov 26 Dec 01 Dec 24 ■ Dec 29

Start End 2019 Jan 21 ■ Jan 26

Start End Feb 18 ■ Feb 23 Mar 18 Mar 23

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

Start Sep 09 Oct 07

End Sep 14 Oct 12

A$1185 Start End Nov 04 Nov 09 Dec 02 ■ Dec 07

Start End Dec 30 ■▲ Jan 04

Start End 2019 Feb 27 ■ Feb 01

Start End Feb 24 ■ Mar 01 Mar 24 Mar 29

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add A$509 add A$255 twin-share. AEDAD: Start A.Springs 1:30pm & end A.Springs 9:00am. AEADD: Start A.Springs 11:30am & end A.Springs 9:00am. ▲ Spend New Year’s Eve at Kings Canyon. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 11-day Outback Adventure & our 25-day Big Walkabout. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on these trips. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

CONTIKI.COM/ROCK

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

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#ROCKANDRED

2018/19


Short Trips & Festivals FOR LIFE’S MOMENTS When life gives you lemons, chuck those lemons in a cocktail and go party some place wonderful. Our Short Trips & Festivals are all about celebrating just how fun life can be, so whether that’s partying at the Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay, or dancing under the Sydney NYE fireworks on Sydney Harbour, come party with us.

ARE YOU A SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to listen to the coolest Aussie and international acts at the best festival in Australia?

Do you live for the moments in life that make you truly glad to be alive?

Do you want to see the world’s best New Year’s Eve fireworks display?

Are you ready to celebrate, Aussie style?

2 TRIPS FROM 4 -5 DAYS

FROM

A$357 P/D

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions and money saving shenanigans. CONTIKI.COM/SHORT-TRIPS-FESTIVALS-AUSTRALIA

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4 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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FROM

A$1425 *

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FROM

SHORT TRIPS

SYDNEY NEW YEAR A$ 357 *PP/PD

LEGENDARY FIREWORKS IN THE VERY BEST LOCATION IN SYDNEY

CAPTION NAME

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW 3

NIGHTS 3 nights multi-share centrally located hostel accommodation

4

INCLUDED MEALS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)

ESSENTIALS See p.82 for more info on our essentials

START

5PM SYDNEY

DAY 1 Sydney Uniting in the sun drenched city of Sydney, we'll get to know each other over an included dinner, sharing in the intoxicating buzz of being in such a lively location as New Year fast approaches. Hostel (D) DAY 2 New Year’s Eve Ending the year on a high note, we'll take a sightseeing tour including a trip to the iconic shores of Bondi. By night we'll set sail across Sydney Harbour, watching fireworks in a DJ-driven whirl of drinks, canapés & awesome new friendships. Hostel (B) F Surf Lesson Bondi Beach

END

9AM SYDNEY

DAY 4 Sydney The good times & New Year cheer will wrap up today as we pack our bags & say goodbye over brekkie. (B) DAY 3 New Year’s Day The NYD hangover is somewhat unavoidable, but nevertheless we'll start the new year as we mean to go on. Whether it's a brunch in Surry Hills, a walk around Centennial Park or a beach day in Bondi, Sydney is the city to chase away those NYD blues. Hostel (B)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Look for the F symbol in the itinerary & visit contiki.com

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Harbour cruise to experience the world famous Sydney fireworks

A$1425 Start Dec 30

CODE: SNYED

START SYDNEY & FINISH SYDNEY

#SYDNEYNYE

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FROM APRIL 1 2018 TO SEE ALL OF OUR DEPARTURES FOR 2019-20

End Jan 2

* Price above is multi-share. Twin & single supplements available. If you are travelling solo, we can set you up with a same sex roommate at no extra charge. Trip starts at 5:00pm, check in from 3:00pm. Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge (essential to pre-book at bridgeclimb.com)

CONTIKI.COM/SYDNEY-NEW-YEAR

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WITH

FRIDAY

SATURDAY SUNDAY

20 21 22 &

OF JULY 2018

MUSIC LOVERS UNITE! Come hang with us for one of the festival season’s hottest tickets. Splendour in the Grass’ annual music and arts festival is back at it again, with an unparalleled line-up of home-grown and international artists. Contiki has got your back for 3 amazing days, sorting out accommodation & your Splendour tickets. No wrangling your mates, no lugging tents arounds. Easy. Come ready for good times with an amazing crew. Summer festival vibes are coming at you. Contiki.com/splendour for all the deets.


Sailing, Cruise & Beach SUN, SEA & SAND

Underwater worlds don’t come much better than the warm, colourful waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. If you’re more of a sunbathe on deck and occasional snorkeller kind of traveller, our Sailing trips around the Whitsundays will tick all your boxes. But if you’re more about getting in and amongst it, treat yourself to a PADI learn to dive course and get eye level with the fishies.

ARE YOU A SAILING, CRUISE & BEACH TRAVELLER? •

Do you love the feel of sand on your skin and salt in your hair?

Do you want to discover an underwater world?

Are you keen to learn a new skill?

Would you be willing to muck in with the crew and learn a thing or two about sailing (totally optional, but really fun)?

3 TRIPS FROM 3 - 5 DAYS FROM A$214 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/SAILING-CRUISE-BEACH-AUSTRALIA

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SAILING, CRUISE & BEACH

WHITSUNDAYS SAILING ADVENTURE

WHAT YOU NEED T O K NOW 2

5

NIGHTS MULTI-SHARE ACCOMMODATION (no single or twin-share)

INCLUDED MEALS 2 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 2 dinners (D)

THE WHITSUNDAYS SAILING ADVENTURE IS FOR THE SEA-LOVING TRAVELLER. HOP FROM REEF TO BEACH, LAPPING UP THE ULTIMATE COMBO OF SALT & SUNSHINE ON OUR EXCLUSIVE CONTIKI RACING YACHT. The Whitsundays is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, with over 90 mostly uninhabited National Park islands, heavenly white beaches & crystal clear waters. And sailing on converted racing yachts is a great way to see it all. If you want to learn about sailing, the crew will teach you how to hoist the sails & grind the winches, but if you’d prefer to relax, sunbake & soak up the atmosphere – you can leave the hard work to them. Swim, snorkel, or laze your way around this tropical paradise. While these are not luxury yachts, sleeping in an open cabin like real sailors do is all part of the adventure. The highlight will definitely be a visit to Whitehaven Beach (weather dependent). The trip returns to Airlie Beach on the final morning. Visit contiki.com/sailingwhitsundays

#CONTIKIAUSTRALIA

ESSENTIALS Dedicated & professional on-board crew, Snorkelling equipment

AVAILABLE ON THESE TRIPS The Big Walkabout (p.32) Beaches & Reefs (p.34) Reefs & Rainforests (p.36) Sunsets & Surf (p.38) The Sun Seeker (p.40) Island & Rainforest (p.44) Tropical Wonder (p.48)

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WHITSUNDAYS

CONTIKI.COM/SAILINGWHITSUNDAYS


3 DAYS |

FROM

A$910 * |

FROM

SAILING, CRUISE & BEACH

DIVE TO ADVENTURE A$304 *PP/PD

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW

7

NIGHTS 2 nights twin-share accommodation on a boat INCLUDED MEALS 2 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS Transfers from Cairns accommodation to boat, 11 dives incl. 2 night dives (weather permitting), Dive & snorkelling equipment, Dive insurance, Environmental Management charge included

This 3-day dive & snorkelling 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.

END

START

DAY 1 Cairns to Dive Boat Uniting in the buzzy backpacker hub of Cairns, we'll wave goodbye to the mainland whilst getting acquainted over a shared love of the ocean. Our sea legs will be put to the test as we head out to the Great Barrier Reef. Boat (L,D)

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/ DIVE-ADVENTURE

DAY 2 Dive boat One of the 7 natural wonders of the world as well as a World Heritage Site, this oceanic playground doesn't disappoint. Each of the dive sites we'll be visiting have been expertly scouted, offering quality coral, visibility & plenty of marine life. Boat (B,L,D)

DAY 3 End Cairns After one final morning submerged on the reef, we'll journey back to the mainland & say our goodbyes to our new diving crew. Great Barrier Reef, it's been real. (B,L)

Important Info: Package is open age & operated by a third-party. You must hold a minimum of an ‘open water dive’ certification to take this trip. Call Pro Dive in order to arrange your transfer on Day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 52 55). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m+ within 24hrs of your last dive (approx 12 noon). A 3-day snorkelling package is also avalable at a cost of A$820 see contiki.com/snorkel

#DIVETOADVENTURE

2

LEARN TO DIVE 5 DAYS |

FROM

A$1070 * |

FROM

A$214 *PP/PD

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW

7

NIGHTS 2 nights in a hostel (multi-share), 2 nights on a dive boat (twin-share) INCLUDED MEALS 2 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D) INCLUSIONS Transfers from Cairns accommodation to training centre & boat, Log book & scuba equipment, Environmental Management charge included

This 5-day course takes you to 9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites. It features 2 days of classroom & in-pool training, then it’s on to the dive boat for some actual reef diving. There’s also plenty of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience too.

DAY 1 Cairns Uniting in the buzzy backpacker hub of Cairns, we'll get acquainted over a shared love of the ocean. Not wasting a minute (after all, the big blue is calling) we'll begin knuckling down at the Pro Dive Cairns training centre. Hostel

CONTIKI.COM/LEARN-TO-DIVE

END

START

DAY 2 Cairns Our second day will be spent learning the theory & practical skills needed for diving. With professionals guiding us through the intricacies of the sport, you'll be in the know in no time at all. Hostel

DAY 3 - 4 Dive Boat It's time to hit the open waters & slip (squeeze) into our wetsuits, with 9 dives across 16 exclusive dive sites ready to be conquered. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification, with the remaining dives just for fun. Trust us, the underwater world here will blow your mind. Boat (L,D)(B,L,D)

DAY 5 End Cairns Though our four days of dive life will be coming to an end, the buzz of visiting a natural wonder will still be real. We'll congratulate each other on our newly acquired skill, with our trip finishing after a farewell dinner in mainland Cairns. (B,L)

Important Info: Package is open age, unescorted & operated by a third-party. You will need to contact Pro Dive in order to arrange your transfer on Day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 52 55). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m+ within 24 hrs of your last dive (approx 12 noon). An Australian diving medical certificte may be needed (own expense). Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self-assesment Entry Level Student Dive Medical Declaration & bring this with you on Day 1.

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#LEARNTODIVE

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New Zealand Arrive a stranger, leave a friend - never has a truer word been spoken about New Zealand, a country whose welcoming culture and ‘no problem too small’ attitude will leave you with the warm and fuzzies long after you’ve bid it goodbye. And the locals won’t be the only thing you’ll be talking about in years to come; the landscapes will also enchant you. Unique in its geology, there are very few other places on earth where you hop from ocean to mountain to volcano and glacier fed lake, all within a couple of hours of each other. The mind boggles.

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WHAT’S YOUR TRAVEL

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They say there’s one person out there for all of us, and that’s kind of how we feel about our travel styles. Each one is uniquely special (and like children, we love them all equally), but some will be better suited to your travel needs than others. So which of our 4 is your special someone? Your perfect romance awaits. @EMILY.WOLLSTEIN #THEBIGTIKI

@ESTELLASKINCARE #RHYTHMALPS

@CHELSEASAVANNAH #SWEETASSOUTH

@PRINCESS_JEMJEM #ULTIMATENZSKI

• • • •

DISCOV ERER

IN - D EPTH EXPLO R E R

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

W I N T E R & SK I

G O EV ERY W H ER E

L I V E L O CA L

FOR LIF E’S MOMENTS

KEEP IT COSY

Hungry for new sites and one-of-a-kind experiences Keen and curious to see and do everything Foodie enthusiast who likes learning about new cultures A people person who also enjoys space to do their own thing

• • •

Swipe through to p64 to see all Discoverer trips.

A serious culture junkie who craves authenticity and unique experiences A food and coffee fiend with a nose for local hangouts Has a laid back, take your time approach to exploring new places Loves to get to know new people Swipe through to p70 to see all In-Depth Explorer trips.

• •

Spontaneous and fun-loving Lives for long days listening to music, watching fireworks & dancing in fields Thinks life is all about the little moments, that you remember forever Seeking memories, not regrets

• • • •

Swipe through to p76 to see all Short Trips & Festival trips.

Risk taker with an active lifestyle A big fan of layering and steaming hot chocolates Appreciates the thrill of the great outdoors Craves adventure

Swipe through to p79 to see our Winter & Ski trip.

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

ANTHEM

Song 2 Blur

Fools Gold The Stone Roses

Breathe The Prodigy

Just Bicep

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NO REGRETS

INCLUSIONS

HUKA FALLS TAUPO

As important as the destination is, we know it’s the experiences you have there that really define your adventure. That’s why we build No Regrets Inclusions into every single trip, because going home feeling like you’ve missed opportunities just ain’t an option with us.

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FEEL

REFLECT

• GUIDED TOUR OF WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS • MARVEL AT 800 YEAR OLD KAURI TREES, PARRY KAURI PARK • TRADITIONAL MAORI CULTURAL PERFORMANCE, ROTORUA

SEE

• SUNSET SWIMS, LAKE TAUPO • CRUISE MALBOROUGH SOUNDS • EXCITEMENT, ADVENTURE & ADRENALINE, QUEENSTOWN

• WHANGAREI FALLS, WHANGAREI

@JONAGREY

• KIWI BIRDS AT RAINBOW SPRINGS NATURE PARK, ROTORUA • AN ACTIVE STRATOVOLCANO, MT RUAPEHU

@CHELSEASAVANNAH

@VIVIANNGUYENN @EMILY.WOLLSTEIN

EXPLORE

@THELOVEASSEMBLY

TASTE

• TRADITIONAL HANGI DINNER, ROTORUA • WINE & CRAFT BEER TASTING, QUEENSTOWN • FISH AND CHIPS, BAY OF ISLANDS

Check out the trip pages and #CONTIKI for real life No Regrets moments from our travellers and follow @CONTIKI to feed your travel inspiration.

PLAY • VISIT HOBBITON

• SOUTHERN COUNTRY FARM EXPERIENCE, TE ANAU • RHYTHM & ALPS FESTIVAL, WANAKA @JONAGREY • GEOTHERMAL MUD POOLS, ROTORUA • CRUISE THE MILFORD SOUND • A HISTORIC GOLD RUSH VILLAGE, ARROWTOWN

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DOLPHIN SPOTTING BAY OF ISLANDS

HORSE RIDING QUEENSTOWN

TIME There are so many ways to do New Zealand right. But only one way to do it like you.

YOUR TIME, YOUR CHOICE Everyone wants a different slice of the NZ pie, be it a hit of adventure, a dollop of culture, a spoonful of local flavour or a sprinkle of memory making. So to make sure you do New Zealand your way, we put Free Time centre stage. Free Time is made up of two choices. You can explore independently, taking a stroll around a glacier fed lake at Franz Josef Glacier, or hunting down a Pineapple Lump milkshake in Auckland, or you can take your pick from our Free Time Add-Ons. What are these? Only the experiences we’ve cherrypicked to help take your trip to the next level, and in New Zealand, you’ve got no shortage of options – bungy jumping, zorbing, dolphin spotting and wine tasting all on the list.

MOUNTAIN BIKING THROUGH A UNESCO WORLD HERRITAGE SITE MT RUAPEHU Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasions, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate. Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our Add-Ons can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.

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BUNGY JUMP QUEENSTOWN

Auckland Kimberley Crossman is an actress and presenter for The Project New Zealand. Based in LA, Kim splits her time between the US and her beloved homeland New Zealand. Follow her adventures @kimcrossman. Where are we most likely to find you eating?

I’ve got a few favourites, but Jervois Steak House, Chefs table at Gusto and Soul Bar are all high contenders. What about your favourite bar?

That one’s easy – The Jefferson whiskey bar, on Fort Lane. It’s a speakeasy bar with incredible cocktails, and the sticky slowcooked ribs are just the cherry on top.

GLACIER HIKES FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

We know Auckland loves a freakshake. Where do you go to grab one?

The shakes at Cereal Killa on Dominion Road are absolutely bonkers, and give you a complete sugar rush. Where’s your favourite view of the city?

Either from the top of Mt Victoria in Devonport, because you can see an uninterrupted view of the entire city skyline, or from the top of the Sky Tower. KAYAKING FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

What song will always make you think of New Zealand?

LOOK OUT FOR THE FREE TIME ADD-ON SYMBOL ON THE TRIP PAGES

White Lines by six60.

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Discoverer GO EVERYWHERE Keen to cover ground in New Zealand, seeing as much of both islands in the time you’ve got? Yep, you’re a Discoverer. Ideal for travellers who want equal parts adventure, culture and beauty, these trips will have you seeing, doing, tasting and marvelling in equal measure.

ARE YOU A DISCOVERER TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to see as much of New Zealand as you possibly can, no matter how long you’ve got?

Do you want to split your time between organised sightseeing and independent adventuring?

Do you want a combo of bucket list sites and local experiences?

Have you got a nose for adventure?

4 TRIPS FROM 14 - 19 DAYS FROM A$184 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERER-NEW-ZEALAND

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THE BIG TIKI 19 DAYS

|

1 COUNTRY

|

FROM

A$3545 *

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

|

FROM

A$187 *PP/PD

SEE IT ALL & GET TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT MAKES NZ TICK

#THEBIGTIKI

TAWHAI FALLS TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

I can’t describe how amazing this trip was. The Trip Manager & Driver were fantastic. Everything went so smoothly, I didn’t have to spend time planning things - it was all made so easy, I picked what activities I wanted to do & it was all arranged.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @AMY8_T

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

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@CRAZYBIRDBOY

CONTIKI.COM/TIKI

@TYLO06

Sarah Weir


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 24

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

10 nights in hotels, 7 nights in lodges, 1 night in a Special Stopover

18 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFRace down a hill inside an OGO ball FFSunset Cruise on Lake Taupo FFTandem Skydive in Queenstown FFShotover Jet

DAY 17 Te Anau via Milford Sound Leaving Queenstown won't be a serious heartbreak, given the cruise along the glassy waters of Milford Sound coming up. By night we'll descend upon the stunning lakeside town of Te Anau, where we'll find quaint country vibes endlessly soothing. Hotel (B) FFTe Anau Glow Worm Caves DAY 13 - 16 Queenstown Incredible natural scenery keeps on coming as we cruise through the southern Alps. Now, get ready for a HUGE injection of adrenaline. We're at the adventure capital of the world: Queenstown. Check out OG Bungy site Kawarau Bridge & fly through canyons on the Shotover Jet. Then get ready for the nightlife. Lodge (B)(B)(B)(B,D) FFThe Nevis Bungy & Swing FFFunyaks Kayaking Tour DAY 11 - 12 Franz Josef Glacier Marveling at native alpine forests & crystal clear rivers, we'll make our way to the gold rush town of Hokitika to watch jade greenstone being traditionally carved. We'll then settle into an icy adoration for the glaciers of Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D)(B) FFFranz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike DAY 10 Christchurch Leaving Wellington all whimsical & smitten, we'll catch a ferry to the wild beauty that is the South Island. We'll travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline, to the charmingly English city of Christchurch. Hotel (B) DAY 8 - 9 Wellington After a final bit of sightseeing through Ruapehu we'll hit the road for Wellington, where the narrow streets of this metropolitan hotspot will remind us why we love a good city. This evening after an optional dinner in the heart of the city, we'll show you the sights & nightlife around this arty city with it's cool vibe. Hotel (B)(B) FFWellington Dinner Experience

DAY 18 Lake Ohau Making the most of our journey overland we'll stop at an authentic NZ farm, where dogs heard sheep & farmers ride on horseback. Shortly after a lunch break in charming Arrowtown, we'll head to our super cute night stop of a lodge on Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D)

END

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(2 nights) Parry Kauri Park

AUCKLAND

START

Hobbiton

ROTORUA

DAY 19 Christchurch With fields of purple flowers nesting beside creamy blue waters, our stop at Lake Tekapo will see us ending on a high note. Travelling through MacKenzie we'll arrive back in Christchurch, the home of our tour's grand finale. (B) FFGlacier flight over Mount Cook

(2 nights)

TAUPO (1 night)

MT. RUAPEHU

Huka Falls

6

7 NORTH ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

SOUTH ISLAND

Hangi dinner

• Milford Sound Cruise

8AM AUCKLAND

4

(1 night)

Picton

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Waitangi Grounds Guided Tour • Visit Hobbiton Village • Maori Cultural performance &

DAY 1 Auckland to Paihia This morning meet up with your new travel crew & let the explorations begin. We'll cross Auckland's Harbour Bridge, before making our way to the stunning Bay of Islands where we get a dose of Kiwi history with a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel (D)

3

(1 night)

6PM CHRISTCHURCH

START

PAIHIA

8

WELLINGTON (2 nights)

DAY 4 - 5 Rotorua After a drive through the luscious Waikato farmlands famed for producing more than its fair share of “All Blacks”, we'll pay a visit to The Lord of the Rings movie set, Hobbiton. It's then on to the boiling mud pools & hot springs of Rotorua, where we'll enjoy a Maori hāngi dinner & cultural performance. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFWhite Water Rafting FFMt. Tarawera Crater Walk

Kaikoura

DAY 6 Lake Taupo After a morning spent oohing & aahing at Kiwi birds as part of Contiki's sponsored conservation initiative, we'll make tracks to the thundering Huka Falls & glassy Lake Taupo where you can opt for a cruise on the lake tonight. Hotel (B) FFLake Taupo Sunset Cruise

Hokitika Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 11 (2 nights) Haast Pass

Milford Sound

Mt. Cook

18

Wanaka

10 Lake Tekapo

13

(1 night)

END

(4 nights)

DAY 7 Mount Ruapehu Known as the aprés-ski capital of the North Island, Ohakune is a combination of a tranquil town & stupendous landscapes. Go on a mountain bike ride to fully grasp the beauty of the scenery & in the night relax at the base of Mt. Ruapehu at a 100 year old heritage listed building now a modern ski lodge. (B,D) ëëContiki Special Stopover

(1 night)

1

(1 night)

QUEENSTOWN

17

TE ANAU

1

19

LAKE OHAU

Arrowtown

17

CHRISTCHURCH

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover Optional end city

DISCOVERER

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DAY 6 - 7 Ski Mount Ruapehu option Ever wanted to ski or board an active stratovolcano? Mount Ruapehu & its ski option can make it happen, & frankly, it would be rude to resist. With 3 major peaks including the highest point on the north island, there'll be no shortage of opportunities to carve the day away. Hotel (B)(B,D) � Contiki Special Stopover

DAY 2 Paihia Day 2 will see us waking up surrounded by some beautiful nature, in the adventure playground of Pahia. Take to the enticing glittery waters – there is no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B) FFCape Reinga Trip FFDiscover the Bay Cruise

DAY 3 Auckland Sojourning our way back down the country, we'll arrive amongst the bright lights of Auckland once again. Here you can carry on with the theme of adrenalin activities, or save your energies for some after dark mischief making. Hotel (B) FFGiapo’s Chefs Table Experience FFHarbour Bridge Bungy

THE BIG TIKI START/ END QUEENSTOWN – 17 DAYS FROM FROM

A$3125 PP A$184 PD

STUCK FOR TIME? We've got a shorter 17-day version of The Big Tiki that starts or ends in Queenstown. • For 17-day price, deduct up to A$420 from price in the price box • 17-day trip starts or ends at Tanoa Aspen Hotel, Queenstown • Code: NDZAD (ex: Auckland) Start 8:00am/End 10:00am • Code: NDZCD (ex: Queenstown) Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm • Single room supp: A$1655 • Twin room supp: A$589 Apr 2018 – Sep 2018  • Single room supp: A$1219 • Twin room supp: A$655

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to A$80 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

H OW MU C H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: NGZAD

A$3679 Start Apr 04 n Apr 20 n Apr 28 n May06 n May22 n Jun 07 n Jun 23 n

End Apr 22 May08 May16 May24 Jun 09 Jun 25 Jul 11

2018/19

CODE: NGZCD

A$3599 Start Apr 04 n Apr 20 n Apr 28 n May06 n May22 n Jun 07 n Jun 23 n

End Apr 22 May08 May16 May24 Jun 09 Jun 25 Jul 11

START AUCKLAND & FINISH CHRISTCHURCH

A$3645 Start End Jul 01 n Jul 19 Jul 09 n Jul 27 Jul 17 n Aug 04 Jul 25 n● Aug 12 Aug 02 n● Aug 20 Aug 10 n● Aug 28 Aug 18 n● Sep 05 Aug 26 n● Sep 13 Sep 03 n● Sep 21

Start End Sep 11 n● Sep 29 Sep 19 n● Oct 07 Sep 27 n Oct 15

START CHRISTCHURCH & FINISH AUCKLAND

A$3565 Start End Jul 01 n Jul 19 Jul 09 n Jul 27 Jul 17 n Aug 04 Jul 25 n● Aug 12 Aug 02 n● Aug 20 Aug 10 n● Aug 28 Aug 18 n● Sep 05 Aug 26 n● Sep 13 Sep 03 n● Sep 21 Sep 11 n● Sep 29

Start End Sep 19 n● Oct 07 Sep 27 n Oct 15

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 04 APR & 27 SEP 2018? THE BELOW TRIPS (NGZAD 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/TIKI FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$3625 Start Oct 03 Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12

End Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 06 Nov 14 Nov 22 Nov 30

A$3715 Start Nov 20 n Nov 28 n Dec 02 n Dec 06 n Dec 10 n Dec 14 n Dec 18 n Dec 22 n Dec 26 n

End Dec 08 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 24 Dec 28 Jan 01 Jan 05 Jan 09 Jan 13

Start Dec 30 2019 Jan 03 Jan 07 Jan 11 Jan 15 Jan 19 Jan 23 Jan 27

End

n Jan 17 n n n n n n n

Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

21 25 29 02 06 10 14

Start Jan 31 n Feb 04 n Feb 08 n Feb 12 n Feb 16 n Mar 04 Mar 20

End Feb 18 Feb 22 Feb 26 Mar 02 Mar 06 Mar 22 Apr 07

A$3655 Start Apr 05 Apr 21 May07 May23 Jun 08 Jun 16 Jun 24

End Apr 23 May09 May25 Jun 10 Jun 26 Jul 04 Jul 12

A$3625 Start Jul 02 Jul 10 Jul 18 ● Jul 26 ● Aug 03 ● Aug 11 ● Aug 19 ● Aug 27 ● Sep 04 ●

End Jul 20 Jul 28 Aug 05 Aug 13 Aug 21 Aug 29 Sep 06 Sep 14 Sep 22

Start End Sep 12 ● Sep 30 Sep 20 ● Oct 08

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 04 APR & 27 SEP 2018? THE BELOW TRIPS (NGZCD 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/TIKI FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$3545 Start Oct 03 Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12

End Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 06 Nov 14 Nov 22 Nov 30

A$3635 Start Nov 20 n Nov 28 n Dec 02 n Dec 06 n Dec 10 n Dec 14 n

End Dec 08 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 24 Dec 28 Jan 01

A$3655 Start Dec 18 n Dec 22 n Dec 26 n Dec 30 n 2019 Jan 03 n Jan 07 n

End Jan 05 Jan 09 Jan 13 Jan 17

Jan 21 Jan 25

A$3635 Start Jan 11 n Jan 15 n Jan 19 n Jan 23 n Jan 27 n Jan 31 n Feb 04 n Feb 08 n Feb 12 n Feb 16 n

End Jan 29 Feb 02 Feb 06 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 18 Feb 22 Feb 26 Mar 02 Mar 06

Start Mar 04 Mar 20

End Mar 22 Apr 07

A$3575 Start Apr 05 Apr 21 May07 May23 Jun 08 Jun 16 Jun 24

End Apr 23 May09 May25 Jun 10 Jun 26 Jul 04 Jul 12

A$3545 Start Jul 02 Jul 10 Jul 18 ● Jul 26 ● Aug 03 ● Aug 11 ● Aug 19 ● Aug 27 ● Sep 04 ● Sep 12 ● Sep 20 ●

End Jul 20 Jul 28 Aug 05 Aug 13 Aug 21 Aug 29 Sep 06 Sep 14 Sep 22 Sep 30 Oct 08

* Prices above are based on multi-share. ■ Single room supplement (trip only) add A$1335 add A$715 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$1835 add A$635 twin-share. NGZAD: Start Auckland 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NGZCD: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. ● Note: These trips will stay 2 nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of Lake Taupo. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

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KIWIANA PANORAMA 16 DAYS

|

1 COUNTRY

|

FROM

A$2999 *

|

FROM

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

A$188 *PP/PD

16 DAYS FULL TO THE BRIM WITH ALL THE NZ BUCKET LIST MUSTS

#KIWIANAPANORAMA

ROTORUA

A fantastic experience & an easy way to see the country! Loads of new experiences to try, an extremely helpful & enthusiastic trip manager, & I absolutely loved how easy it was for us as travellers to get to grips with the highlights of New Zealand.

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @ASHGRATS

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

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@HALEYVANDERBURGT

CONTIKI.COM/KIWIANA

@NICOLE.ELAWRENCE

Kirsty Smith


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TOP EXPERIENCES 20

NIGHTS 7 nights in hotels, 7 nights in lodges, 1 night in a Special Stopover

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

15 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFKawarau Bridge Bungy Jump FFFranz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike FFWine Vineyard Tour, Queenstown FFGiapo’s Chefs Table Experience

DAY 14 Te Anau via Milford Sound Leaving Queenstown won't be a serious heartbreak, given the cruise along the glassy waters of Milford Sound coming up. This afternoon we'll descend upon the stunning lakeside town of Te Anau, where we'll find quaint country vibes endlessly soothing. Hotel (B) FFTe Anau Glow Worm Caves

DAY 10 - 13 Queenstown Incredible natural scenery keeps on coming as we cruise through the southern Alps. Now, get ready for a HUGE injection of adrenaline. We're at the adventure capital of the world: Queenstown. Check out OG Bungy site Kawarau Bridge & fly through canyons on the Shotover Jet. Then get ready for the nightlife. Lodge (B)(B)(B)(B,D) FFFunyaks Kayaking Tour FFNevis Bungy & Swing

DAY 15 Lake Ohau Making the most of our journey overland we'll stop at an authentic NZ farm, where dogs heard sheep & farmers ride on horseback. Shortly after a lunch break in charming Arrowtown, we'll head to our super cute night stop of a lodge on Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D)

END

START START

TASMAN SEA

6PM CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 16 Christchurch With fields of purple flowers nesting beside creamy blue waters, our stop at Lake Tekapo will see us ending on a high note. Travelling through MacKenzie we'll arrive back in Christchurch, the home of our tour's grand finale. (B) FFGlacier flight over Mount Cook

Hokitika

(1 night)

1

The Lord of the Rings

• Milford Sound Cruise • Southern Country Farm Experience

DAY 2 Rotorua Rotorua is full of activities for you to do. Take advantage of the city's awesome thermal environment & treat yourself to a spa or if you would like something more adventurous, try white water rafting or a crater walk. Hotel (B) FFWhite Water Rafting FFMt. Tarawera Crater Walk

NORTH

DAY 3 Lake Taupo After a morning spent oohing & aahing at Kiwi birds as part of Contiki's sponsored conservation initiative, we'll make tracks to the thundering Huka Falls & glassy Lake Taupo where you can opt for a cruise on the lake tonight. Hotel (B) FFLake Taupo Sunset Cruise

ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

Picton

5

WELLINGTON (2 nights)

SOUTH ISLAND

Arthur’s Pass

(1 night)

1

• Visit Hobbiton Village from

(1 night)

4

DAY 8 - 9 Franz Josef Glacier 7 CHRISTCHURCH Marveling at native alpine forests & (1 night) (2 nights) 16 Haast Pass Mt. Lake crystal clear rivers, we'll make our way Cook Tekapo to the gold rush town of Hokitika to 15 LAKE OHAU Wanaka watch jade greenstone being (1 night) traditionally carved. We'll then settle Milford END Sound Arrowtown into an icy adoration for the glaciers 10 QUEENSTOWN of Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D)(B) (4 nights) FFFranz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike 14 TE ANAU 14

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover Optional end city

8AM AUCKLAND

Kaikoura

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 8

DAY 7 Christchurch Leaving Wellington all whimsical & smitten, we'll catch a ferry to the wild beauty that is the South Island. We'll travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline, to the charmingly English city of Christchurch. Hotel (B)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

DAY 1 Auckland to Rotorua AUCKLAND Welcome to the Land of the Long White Cloud. We leave Auckland this morning & make a stop at Hobbiton, the village created for the Lord of the Hobbiton Rings movies. After the "Shire", we ROTORUA 1 head to Rotorua where later a Maori (2 nights) Huka Falls cultural experience will be a night to 3 TAUPO remember. Hotel (D)

MT. RUAPEHU

DISCOVERER

15

DAY 5 - 6 Wellington After a final bit of sightseeing through Ruapehu we'll hit the road for Wellington, where the narrow streets of this metropolitan hotspot will remind us why we love a good city. This evening after an optional dinner in the heart of the city, we'll show you the sights & nightlife around this arty city with it's cool vibe. Hotel (B)(B) FFWellington Dinner Experience

DAY 4 Mount Ruapehu Known as the après-ski capital of the North Island, Ohakune is a combination of a tranquil town & stupendous landscapes. Go on a mountain bike ride to fully grasp the beauty of the scenery & in the night relax at the base of Mt. Ruapehu at a 100 year old heritage listed building - now a modern ski lodge. (B,D) ëëContiki Special Stopover

DAY 3 - 4 Ski Mount Ruapehu option Ever wanted to ski or board an active stratovolcano? Mount Ruapehu & its ski option can make it happen, & frankly, it would be rude to resist. With 3 major peaks including the highest point on the north island, there'll be no shortage of opportunities to carve the day away. Hotel (B)(B,D) � Contiki Special Stopover

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to A$50 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

KIWIANA PANORAMA START/END QUEENSTOWN – 14 DAYS FROM FROM

A$2579 PP A$185 PD

STUCK FOR TIME? We've got a shorter 14-day Kiwiana Panorama trip that starts or ends in Queenstown. • For 14-day price, deduct up to A$420 from price in the price box • 14-day trip starts or ends at the hotel in Queenstown • Code: NBZAD (ex: Auckland) Start 8:00am/End 10:00am • Code: NBZCD (ex: Queenstown) Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm • Single room supp: A$1395 • Twin room supp: A$535 Apr 2018 – Sep 2018  • Single room supp: A$995 • Twin room supp: A$535

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19 CODE: NPZAD START AUCKLAND & FINISH CHRISTCHURCH TRAVELLING BETWEEN 07 APR & 30 SEP 2018? THE BELOW TRIPS (NPZAD 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/KIWIANA FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$3165 Start Apr 07 n Apr 23 n May01 n May09 n May25 n Jun 10 n Jun 26 n

End Apr 22 May08 May16 May24 Jun 09 Jun 25 Jul 11

A$3135 Start End Jul 04 n Jul 19 Jul 12 n Jul 27 Jul 20 n Aug 04 Jul 28 n● Aug 12 Aug 05 n● Aug 20 Aug 13 n● Aug 28 Aug 21 n● Sep 05 Aug 29 n● Sep 13 Sep 06 n● Sep 21

Start End Sep 14 n● Sep 29 Sep 22 n● Oct 07 Sep 30 n Oct 15

A$3055 Start Oct 06 Oct 14 Oct 22 Oct 30 Nov 07 Nov 15 n

End Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 06 Nov 14 Nov 22 Nov 30

A$3125 Start Nov 23 n Dec 01 n Dec 05 n Dec 09 n Dec 13 n Dec 17 n Dec 21 n Dec 25 n Dec 29 n

End Dec 08 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 24 Dec 28 Jan 01 Jan 05 Jan 09 Jan 13

Start 2019 Jan 02 n Jan 06 n Jan 10 n Jan 14 n Jan 18 n Jan 22 n Jan 26 n Jan 30 n

End

Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

17 21 25 29 02 06 10 14

Start Feb 03 n Feb 07 n Feb 11 n Feb 15 n Feb 19 n Mar 07 Mar 23

End Feb 18 Feb 22 Feb 26 Mar 02 Mar 06 Mar 22 Apr 07

A$3085 Start Apr 08 Apr 24 May10 May26 Jun 11 Jun 19 Jun 27

End Apr 23 May09 May25 Jun 10 Jun 26 Jul 04 Jul 12

A$3049 Start Jul 05 Jul 13 Jul 21 ● Jul 29 ● Aug 06 ● Aug 14 ● Aug 22 ● Aug 30 ● Sep 07 ●

End Jul 20 Jul 28 Aug 05 Aug 13 Aug 21 Aug 29 Sep 06 Sep 14 Sep 22

Start End Sep 15 ● Sep 30 Sep 23 ● Oct 08

2018/19 CODE: NPZCD START CHRISTCHURCH & FINISH AUCKLAND TRAVELLING BETWEEN 04 APR & 27 SEP 2018? THE BELOW TRIPS (NPZCD 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/KIWIANA FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$3115 Start Apr 04 n Apr 20 n Apr 28 n May06 n May22 n Jun 07 n Jun 23 n

End Apr 19 May05 May13 May21 Jun 06 Jun 22 Jul 08

A$3085 Start End Jul 01 n Jul 16 Jul 09 n Jul 24 Jul 17 n Aug 01 Jul 25 n● Aug 09 Aug 02 n● Aug 17 Aug 10 n● Aug 25 Aug 18 n● Sep 02 Aug 26 n● Sep 10 Sep 03 n● Sep 18 Sep 11 n● Sep 26

Start End Sep 19 n● Oct 04 Sep 27 n Oct 12

A$3005 Start Oct 03 Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12

End Oct 18 Oct 26 Nov 03 Nov 11 Nov 19 Nov 27

A$3075 Start Nov 20 n Nov 28 n Dec 02 n Dec 06 n Dec 10 n Dec 14 n

End Dec 05 Dec 13 Dec 17 Dec 21 Dec 25 Dec 29

A$3095 Start Dec 18 n Dec 22 n Dec 26 n Dec 30 n 2019 Jan 03 n Jan 07 n

End Jan 02 Jan 06 Jan 10 Jan 14

Jan 18 Jan 22

A$3075 Start Jan 11 n Jan 15 n Jan 19 n Jan 23 n Jan 27 n Jan 31 n Feb 04 n Feb 08 n Feb 12 n Feb 16 n

End Jan 26 Jan 30 Feb 03 Feb 07 Feb 11 Feb 15 Feb 19 Feb 23 Feb 27 Mar 03

Start Mar 04 Mar 20

End Mar 19 Apr 04

A$3035 Start Apr 05 Apr 21 May07 May23 Jun 08 Jun 16 Jun 24

End Apr 20 May06 May22 Jun 07 Jun 23 Jul 01 Jul 09

A$2999 Start Jul 02 Jul 10 Jul 18 ● Jul 26 ● Aug 03 ● Aug 11 ● Aug 19 ● Aug 27 ● Sep 04 ● Sep 12 ● Sep 20 ●

End Jul 17 Jul 25 Aug 02 Aug 10 Aug 18 Aug 26 Sep 03 Sep 11 Sep 19 Sep 27 Oct 05

* Prices above are based on multi-share. ■ Single room supplement (trip only) add A$1105 add A$595 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$1569 add A$575 twin-share. NPZAD: Start Auckland 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NPZCD: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. ● Note: This trip will stay 2 nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of Lake Taupo. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki. com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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In-Depth Explorer LIVE LOCAL

Like the idea of spending more time on just one island so you can really discover what makes it tick? In-Depth Explorer trips are designed for culturally curious, foodie fiends with a nose for local hangouts. Plus with even more Free Time built into the itineraries to learn the local hustle, we’d forgive you for returning home with a distinctive kiwi twang.

ARE YOU AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORER TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to get to know the North or South Island in fine detail?

Are you keen to travel less and wander more?

Do you consider yourself part foodie, part historian, part culture aficionado and all parts explorer?

Are you ready to learn from our seriously clued up Trip Managers and Local Guides?

5 TRIPS FROM 6 - 10 DAYS FROM A$175 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/IN-DEPTH-EXPLORER-NEW-ZEALAND

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6 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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A$1199 *

FROM

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FROM

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

SUN & STEAM A$200 *PP/PD

6 DAYS, 3 DESTINATIONS & ENDLESS ‘SWEET AS' MOMENTS

MITAI MAORI VILLAGE ROTORUA

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW 5

7

NIGHTS 5 nights in hotels

INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ESSENTIALS See p.82 for more info on our essentials FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch F Rotorua Canopy Tour

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Waitangi Grounds guided tour

START

END

8AM AUCKLAND

1

DAY 1 Auckland to Paihia This morning meet up with your new travel crew & let the explorations begin. We'll cross Auckland's Harbour Bridge, before making our way to the stunning Bay of Islands where we get a dose of Kiwi history with a guided tour at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel (D)

PAIHIA (2 nights)

DAY 6 End Auckland Waving goodbye to the Contiki friends you have made & that distinct sulphuric scent that is Rotorua, we'll journey back to our starting point of Auckland. It's here our adventure will come to an end (sob) – best get planning that reunion tour, stat. (B)

Parry Kauri Park START END

3

6

AUCKLAND (1 night)

TASMAN SEA

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

Hobbiton

4

ROTORUA (2 nights)

NORTH

DAY 2 Paihia Day 2 will see us waking up surrounded by some beautiful nature, in the adventure playground of Pahia. Take to the enticing glittery waters – there is no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B) F Cape Reinga Day Trip F Discover the Bay Cruise

DAY 3 Auckland Sojourning our way back down the country, we'll arrive amongst the bright lights of Auckland once again. Here you can carry on with the theme of adrenalin activities, or save your energies for some after dark mischief making. Hotel (B) F Giapo’s Chefs Table Experience F Harbour Bridge Bungy

ISLAND

1

Places visited Itinerary day

• Visit Hobbiton

3PM AUCKLAND

Village from The Lord of the Rings

DAY 4 - 5 Rotorua After a drive through the luscious Waikato farmlands famed for producing more than its fair share of “All Blacks”, we'll pay a visit to The Lord of the Rings movie set, Hobbiton. It's then on to the boiling mud pools & hot springs of Rotorua, where we'll enjoy a Maori hāngi dinner & cultural performance. Hotel (B,D)(B) F White Water Rafting F Mt. Tarawera Crater Walk

H O W M UC H & W H E N CODE: NRZAD

End Apr 09 Apr 25 May03 May11 May27 Jun 12 Jun 28

START AUCKLAND & FINISH AUCKLAND

A$1199 Start Jul 01 ■ Jul 09 ■ Jul 17 ■ Jul 25 ■ Aug 02 ■ Aug 10 ■ Aug 18 ■ Aug 26 ■ Sep 03 ■

End Jul 06 Jul 14 Jul 22 Jul 30 Aug 07 Aug 15 Aug 23 Aug 31 Sep 08

Start End Sep 11 ■ Sep 16 Sep 19 ■ Sep 24 Sep 27 ■ Oct 02

A$1249 Start Oct 03 Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12

End Oct 08 Oct 16 Oct 24 Nov 01 Nov 09 Nov 17

A$1295 Start Nov 20 ■ Nov 28 ■ Dec 02 ■ Dec 06 ■ Dec 10 ■ Dec 14 ■ Dec 18 ■ Dec 22 ■ Dec 26 ■

End Nov 25 Dec 03 Dec 07 Dec 11 Dec 15 Dec 19 Dec 23 Dec 27 Dec 31

Start Dec 30 ■ 2019 Jan 03 ■ Jan 07 ■ Jan 11 ■ Jan 15 ■ Jan 19 ■ Jan 23 ■ Jan 27 ■

End Jan 04

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb

08 12 16 20 24 28 01

Start Jan 31 ■ Feb 04 ■ Feb 08 ■ Feb 12 ■ Feb 16 ■ Mar 04 Mar 20

End Feb 05 Feb 09 Feb 13 Feb 17 Feb 21 Mar 09 Mar 25

A$1259 Start Apr 05 Apr 21 May07 May23 Jun 08 Jun 16 Jun 24

End Apr 10 Apr 26 May12 May28 Jun 13 Jun 21 Jun 29

A$1249 Start Jul 02 Jul 10 Jul 18 Jul 26 Aug 03 Aug 11 Aug 19 Aug 27 Sep 04

End Jul 07 Jul 15 Jul 23 Jul 31 Aug 08 Aug 16 Aug 24 Sep 01 Sep 09

Start Sep 12 Sep 20

End Sep 17 Sep 25

* Prices above are based on multi-share. ■ Single room supplement (trip only) add A$395 add A$215 twin-share. Single room supplement add A$495 add A$115 twin-share. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. Start Auckland 8:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

CONTIKI.COM/STEAM

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

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#SUNANDSTEAM

2018/19

A$1215 Start Apr 04 ■ Apr 20 ■ Apr 28 ■ May06 ■ May22 ■ Jun 07 ■ Jun 23 ■


NORTHERN ‘CHOICE’ 10 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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FROM

A$1895 *

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FROM

A$190 *PP/PD

DELVE INTO THE LIKES OF WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND, ROTORUA & MT RUAPEHU

#NORTHERNCHOICE

BAY OF ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND

EVERYTHING was precisely perfect. I’ve never had a better 11 days. Contiki was the best choice I’ve ever made & my New Zealand trip was honestly life changing

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @CHRISTOPHER_TABONE

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

72 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2018/19

@TNTBUENO

CONTIKI.COM/CHOICE

@VIVIANNGUYENN

Nicola De Jong


TOP EXPERIENCES

9

12

NIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

8 nights in hotels, 1 night in a Special Stopover

9 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFOGO ball racing FFCatamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch FFTe Puia Steambox Tour

START

8AM AUCKLAND

DAY 1 Auckland to Paihia This morning meet up with your new travel crew & let the explorations begin. We'll cross Auckland's Harbour Bridge, before making our way to the stunning Bay of Islands where we get a dose of Kiwi history with a guided tour at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel (D)

1

PAIHIA (2 nights)

Parry Kauri Park START

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• Waitangi Grounds Guided Tour • Visit Kiwi Hatchery & Conservation Centre

• Maori Cultural Performance & Hangi Dinner

DAY 2 Paihia Day 2 will see us waking up surrounded by some beautiful nature, in the adventure playground of Pahia. Take to the enticing glittery waters – there is no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B) FFCape Reigna Day Trip FFDiscover the Bay Cruise

(1 night)

DAY 4 - 5 Rotorua After a drive through the luscious Waikato farmlands famed for producing more than its fair share of “All Blacks”, we'll pay a visit to The Lord of the Rings movie set, Hobbiton. It's then on to the boiling mud pools & hot springs of Rotorua, where we'll enjoy a Maori Hāngi dinner & cultural performance. Hotel (B,D)(B) FFWhite Water Rafting FFMt. Tarawera Crater Walk

Hobbiton

4

ROTORUA

Huka Falls

TAUPO (1 night)

(2 nights)

6

7

MT. RUAPEHU (1 night)

NORTH ISLAND 7PM CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 10 Christchurch Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to the South Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura coastline, to the charmingly English city of Christchurch where your trip ends on arrival this evening. (B)

COOK STRAIT

Picton SOUTH ISLAND

8

WELLINGTON

10

NORTHERN CHOICE START/END WELLINGTON - 10 DAYS

(2 nights)

Kaikoura

1 1

DAY 8 - 9 Wellington After a final bit of sightseeing through Ruapehu we'll hit the road for Wellington, where the narrow streets of this metropolitan hotspot will remind us why we love a good city. This evening after an optional dinner in the heart of the city, we'll show you the sights & nightlife around this arty city with it's cool vibe. Hotel (B)(B) FFWellington Dinner Experience

DAY 3 Auckland Sojourning our way back down the country, we'll arrive amongst the bright lights of Auckland once again. Here you can carry on with the theme of adrenalin activities, or save your energies for some after dark mischief making. Hotel (B) FFGiapo’s Chefs Table Experience FFHarbour Bridge Bungy

AUCKLAND

3

TASMAN SEA

END

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Places visited Itinerary day Special Stopover Optional end city

END

10

DAY 7 Mount Ruapehu Known as the après-ski capital of the North Island, Ohakune is a combination of a tranquil town & stupendous landscapes. Go on a mountain bike ride to fully grasp the beauty of the scenery & in the night relax at the base of Mt. Ruapehu at a 100 year old heritage listed building – now a modern ski lodge. (B,D) ëëContiki Special Stopover

CHRISTCHURCH DAY 6 - 7 Ski Mount Ruapehu option Ever wanted to ski or board an active stratovolcano? Mount Ruapehu & its ski option can make it happen, & frankly, it would be rude to resist. With 3 major peaks including the highest point on the North Island, there'll be no shortage of opportunities to carve the day away. Hotel (B)(B,D) � Contiki Special Stopover

DAY 6 Lake Taupo After a morning spent oohing & aahing at Kiwi birds as part of Contiki's sponsored rehabilitation initiative, we'll make tracks to the thundering Huka Falls & glassy Lake Taupo where you can opt for a cruise on the lake tonight. Hotel (B) FFLake Taupo Sunset Cruise

YOUR CHOICE It's your choice – travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to A$30 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

FROM FROM

A$1745 PP A$175 PD

WANT WELLINGTON? You can choose to start or end your Northern ‘Choice’ trip in Wellington & save up to A$150 • Trip starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel, Wellington • Code: NNZAD (ex Auckland) Start 8:00am/End 10:00am • Code: NNZCD (ex Wellington) Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm • Single room supp: A$859 • Twin room supp: A$239 Apr 2018 – Sep 2018  • Single room supp: A$735 • Twin room supp: A$395

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

A$1955 Start Apr 04 n Apr 20 n Apr 28 n May06 n May22 n Jun 07 n Jun 23 n

2018/19

CODE: NNHAD

End Apr 13 Apr 29 May07 May15 May31 Jun 16 Jul 02

START AUCKLAND & FINISH CHRISTCHURCH

A$1925 Start End Jul 01 n Jul 10 Jul 09 n Jul 18 Jul 17 n Jul 26 Jul 25 n● Aug 03 Aug 02 n● Aug 11 Aug 10 n● Aug 19 Aug 18 n● Aug 27 Aug 26 n● Sep 04 Sep 03 n● Sep 12

CODE: NNHCD

A$1975 Start Oct 03 Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12

End Oct 12 Oct 20 Oct 28 Nov 05 Nov 13 Nov 21

Start End Aug 27 n● Sep 05 Sep 04 n● Sep 13 Sep 12 n● Sep 21 Sep 20 n● Sep 29 Sep 28 n Oct 07

A$1945 Start Oct 06 n Oct 12 Oct 20 Oct 28 Nov 05 Nov 13 n

End Oct 15 Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 06 Nov 14 Nov 22

Start End Aug 20 ● Aug 29 Aug 28 ● Sep 06 Sep 05 ● Sep 14

Start End Sep 13 ● Sep 22 Sep 21 ● Sep 30 Sep 29 ● Oct 08

Start End Sep 11 n● Sep 20 Sep 19 n● Sep 28 Sep 27 n Oct 06

A$2025 Start Nov 20 n Nov 28 n Dec 02 n Dec 06 n Dec 10 n Dec 14 n Dec 18 n Dec 22 n Dec 26 n

End Nov 29 Dec 07 Dec 11 Dec 15 Dec 19 Dec 23 Dec 27 Dec 31 Jan 04

A$1995 Start Nov 21 n Nov 29 n Dec 07 n Dec 11 n Dec 15 n

End Nov 30 Dec 08 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 24

Start Dec 30 n 2019 Jan 03 n Jan 07 n Jan 11 n Jan 15 n Jan 19 n Jan 23 n Jan 27 n

End Jan 08

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

12 16 20 24 28 01 05

Start Jan 31 n Feb 04 n Feb 08 n Feb 12 n Feb 16 n Mar 04 Mar 20

End Feb 09 Feb 13 Feb 17 Feb 21 Feb 25 Mar 13 Mar 29

A$1995 Start Apr 05 Apr 21 May07 May23 Jun 08 Jun 16 Jun 24

End Apr 14 Apr 30 May16 Jun 01 Jun 17 Jun 25 Jul 03

A$1995 Start Jan 12 n Jan 16 n Jan 20 n Jan 24 n Jan 28 n Feb 01 n Feb 05 n

End Jan 21 Jan 25 Jan 29 Feb 02 Feb 06 Feb 10 Feb 14

Start Feb 09 n Feb 13 n Feb 17 n Feb 21 n Feb 25 n Mar 13 Mar 29

End Feb 18 Feb 22 Feb 26 Mar 02 Mar 06 Mar 22 Apr 07

A$1975 Start Jul 02 Jul 10 Jul 18 ● Jul 26 ● Aug 03 ● Aug 11 ● Aug 19 ● Aug 27 ● Sep 04 ●

End Jul 11 Jul 19 Jul 27 Aug 04 Aug 12 Aug 20 Aug 28 Sep 05 Sep 13

A$1965 Start Apr 14 Apr 30 May16 Jun 01 Jun 17 Jun 25

End Apr 23 May09 May25 Jun 10 Jun 26 Jul 04

Start End Sep 12 ● Sep 21 Sep 20 ● Sep 29

START CHRISTCHURCH & FINISH AUCKLAND

A$1925 Start Apr 13 n Apr 29 n May07 n May15 n May31 n Jun 16 n

End Apr 22 May08 May16 May24 Jun 09 Jun 25

A$1895 Start End Jul 02 n Jul 11 Jul 10 n Jul 19 Jul 18 n Jul 27 Jul 26 n Aug 04 Aug 03 n● Aug 12 Aug 11 n● Aug 20 Aug 19 n● Aug 28

A$1945 Start Jul 03 Jul 11 Jul 19

End Jul 12 Jul 20 Jul 28

Start End Jul 27 ● Aug 05 Aug 04 ● Aug 13 Aug 12 ● Aug 21

A$2005 Start Dec 19 n Dec 23 n Dec 27 n Dec 31 n 2019 Jan 04 n Jan 08 n

End Dec 28 Jan 01 Jan 05 Jan 09

Jan 13 Jan 17

* Prices above are based on multi-share. ■ Single room supplement (trip only) add A$735 add A$395 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$859 add A$239 twin-share. NNHAD: Start Auckland 8:00am & end Christchurch 7:00pm. NNHCD: Start Christchurch 7:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. ● Note: These trips will stay 2 nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of Lake Taupo. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki. com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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‘SWEET AS’ SOUTH 9 DAYS

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1 COUNTRY

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FROM

A$1625 *

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FROM

& N E WO V E D IM P RE R A RY IT IN

A$181 *PP/PD

CALLING ALL THRILL SEEKERS, THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD AWAITS

#SWEETASSOUTH

SKYLINE RESTAURANT QUEENSTOWN

Extremely well organised, with great guides & amazing experiences carefully chosen for younger audiences. The perfect mix of adventure & partying, I would definitely recommend

AS REVIEWED BY RECENT CONTIKI TRAVELLERS ON FEEFO @_BREE19

Read more at contiki.com/reviews

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@HAPPYTHEHARDWAY93

CONTIKI.COM/SWEETAS

@MARIEEEO_

Emma Johnson


TOP EXPERIENCES

8

11

NIGHTS 1 night in a hotel, 7 nights in lodges

INCLUDED MEALS

ESSENTIALS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D)

An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging points and WiFI.

FFScenic Helicopter Flight of Fox & Franz Josef Glacier FFHorse Riding, Queenstown FFShotover Jet Boat

END

NORTH

Hokitika

Picton

10

DAY 2 Te Anau Making the most of our journey overland we'll stop at Arrowtown for lunch, before visiting an authentic NZ farm where dogs heard sheep & farmers ride on horseback. We'll then descend upon the town of Te Anau, where a tranquil lakeside town awaits us. Hotel (B) FFTe Anau Glow Worm Caves

WELLINGTON

Arthur’s

Day 4 - 6: Ski Queenstown option Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling in July or August! Choose to ski or board for 2 full days – we can even organise ski equipment & lessons for you. Lodge (B)(B)(B,D)

Optional end city

DAY 3 Queenstown via Milford Sound Leaving Te Anau won't be a serious heartbreak, given the cruise along the glassy waters of Milford Sound coming up. By night we'll arrive in the vibing city of Queenstown, a banquet of nightlife & adventure ahead of us. Lodge (B)

Experience

SOUTH ISLAND

Pass FRANZ JOSEF & DAY 1 Christchurch to Lake Ohau 9 10 CHRISTCHURCH FOX GLACIER 7 (1 night, extension option) After arriving in Christchurch we'll (2 nights) Haast Pass Mt. Lake unite as travel pack, before hitting Cook Tekapo the road to the fields of purple 1 LAKE OHAU Wanaka flowers nesting beside creamy START (1 night) PACIFIC OCEAN Milford turquoise waters found in Lake Sound Arrowtown Tekapo. We'll then head to our super 3 QUEENSTOWN cute night stop of a lodge on Lake (4 nights) Ohau. Lodge (D) Places visited TE ANAU 2 FFGlacier flight over Mount Cook 1 Itinerary day (1 night)

Queenstown

• Southern Country Farm

COOK STRAIT

END

8AM CHRISTCHURCH

• Milford Sound Cruise • Wine Vineyard Visit & Tasting,

DAY 7 - 8 Franz Josef Glacier Marveling at native alpine forests & crystal clear rivers, we'll make our way to the Westland National Park where the majestic glaciers of Franz Josef will greet us. Here we can sign up for more adventure if we're craving it. Lodge (B)(B,D) FFFranz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

ISLAND

Kaikoura

START

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

6PM CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 9 End Christchurch Leaving Franz Josef we'll make our way to the gold rush town of Hokitika to watch jade greenstone being traditionally carved. It's then back to Christchurch for our tour's grand finale – time to swap details & say our sad goodbyes. (B)

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

DAY 4 - 6 Queenstown Incredible natural scenery keeps on coming as we cruise through the Southern Alps. Now, get ready for a HUGE injection of adrenaline. We're at the adventure capital of the world: Queenstown. Check out OG Bungy site Kawarau Bridge & fly through canyons on the Shotover Jet. Then get ready for the nightlife. Lodge (B)(B)(B,D)

'SWEET AS' SOUTH START/END WELLINGTON - 10 DAYS FROM FROM

A$1885 PP A$189 PD

GOT MORE TIME? We've got a longer 10-day version of the ‘Sweet as' South trip that starts or ends in Wellington. • For 10-day price, add up to A$260 to price in the price box • 10-day trip starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel, Wellington • Code: NSHCD (ex: Christchurch) Start 8:00am/End 6:00pm • Code: NSHAD (ex: Wellington) Start 7:00am/End 6:00pm • Single room supp: A$975 • Twin room supp: A$425 Apr 2018 – Sep 2018  • Single room supp: A$599 • Twin room supp: A$325

YOUR CHOICE You can start this trip in Christchurch or Wellington & travel it in reverse.

H O W M UC H & W H E N 2018/19

CODE: NSZCD

START CHRISTCHURCH (VIA LAKE OHAU) & FINISH CHRISTCHURCH

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 04 APR & 27 SEP 2018? THE BELOW TRIPS (NSZCD 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/SWEETAS FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$1685 Start Apr 04 n Apr 20 n Apr 28 n May06 n May22 n Jun 07 n Jun 23 n

2018/19

End Apr 12 Apr 28 May06 May14 May30 Jun 15 Jul 01

A$1669 Start Jul 01 n Jul 09 n Jul 17 n Jul 25 n Aug 02 n Aug 10 n Aug 18 n Aug 26 n Sep 03 n

CODE: NSZAD

End Jul 09 Jul 17 Jul 25 Aug 02 Aug 10 Aug 18 Aug 26 Sep 03 Sep 11

Start End Sep 11 n Sep 19 Sep 19 n Sep 27 Sep 27 n Oct 05

A$1625 Start Oct 03 Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12

End Oct 11 Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12 Nov 20

A$1665 Start Nov 20 n Nov 28 n Dec 02 n Dec 06 n Dec 10 n Dec 14 n Dec 18 n Dec 22 n Dec 26 n

End Nov 28 Dec 06 Dec 10 Dec 14 Dec 18 Dec 22 Dec 26 Dec 30 Jan 03

Start Dec 30 n 2019 Jan 03 n Jan 07 n Jan 11 n Jan 15 n Jan 19 n Jan 23 n Jan 27 n

End Jan 07

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb

11 15 19 23 27 31 04

Start Jan 31 n Feb 04 n Feb 08 n Feb 12 n Feb 16 n Mar 04 Mar 20

End Feb 08 Feb 12 Feb 16 Feb 20 Feb 24 Mar 12 Mar 28

A$1645 Start Apr 05 Apr 21 May07 May23 Jun 08 Jun 16 Jun 20 l Jun 24

End Apr 13 Apr 29 May15 May31 Jun 16 Jun 24 Jun 28 Jul 02

A$1625 Start Jul 02 Jul 10 Jul 14 l Jul 18 Jul 26 Aug 03 Aug 07 l Aug 11 Aug 19

End Jul 10 Jul 18 Jul 22 Jul 26 Aug 03 Aug 11 Aug 15 Aug 19 Aug 27

A$1645 Start Apr 15 May01 May17 Jun 02 Jun 18 Jun 26 Jun 30 l

End Apr 23 May09 May25 Jun 10 Jun 26 Jul 04 Jul 08

Start Aug 27 Sep 04 Sep 12 Sep 20

End Sep 04 Sep 12 Sep 20 Sep 28

START CHRISTCHURCH (VIA FRANZ JOSEF) & FINISH CHRISTCHURCH

TRAVELLING BETWEEN 14 APR & 7 OCT 2018? THE BELOW TRIPS (NSZAD 2018) FEATURE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED ITINERARY. SEE BELOW FOR START & END TIMES & VISIT CONTIKI.COM/SWEETAS FOR FULL DETAILS.

A$1685 Start Apr 14 n Apr 30 n May08 n May16 n Jun 01 n Jun 17 n

End Apr 22 May08 May16 May24 Jun 09 Jun 25

A$1625 Start Jul 04 Jul 12 Jul 20

End Jul 12 Jul 20 Jul 28

A$1669 Start Jul 03 n Jul 11 n Jul 19 n Jul 27 n Aug 04 n Aug 12 n Aug 20 n Aug 28 n Sep 05 n

End Jul 11 Jul 19 Jul 27 Aug 04 Aug 12 Aug 20 Aug 28 Sep 05 Sep 13

Jul 24 ● Aug 01 Jul 28 Aug 05 Aug 05 Aug 13

Start End Sep 13 n Sep 21 Sep 21 n Sep 29 Sep 29 n Oct 07

Start End Aug 13 Aug 21 Aug 17 ● Aug 25 Aug 21 Aug 29

A$1699 Start End Oct 07 n Oct 15

Aug 29 Sep 06 Sep 14

Sep 06 Sep 14 Sep 22

A$1625 Start Oct 13 Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 06 Nov 14 n

Start Sep 22 Sep 30

End Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 06 Nov 14 Nov 22

A$1665 Start Nov 22 n Nov 30 n Dec 08 n Dec 12 n Dec 16 n Dec 20 n Dec 24 n Dec 28 n

End Nov 30 Dec 08 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 24 Dec 28 Jan 01 Jan 05

Start 2019 Jan 01 n Jan 05 n Jan 09 n Jan 13 n Jan 17 n Jan 21 n Jan 25 n Jan 29 n

End

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb

09 13 17 21 25 29 02 06

Start Feb 02 n Feb 06 n Feb 10 n Feb 14 n Feb 18 n Feb 22 n Feb 26 n Mar 14 Mar 30

End Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 18 Feb 22 Feb 26 Mar 02 Mar 06 Mar 22 Apr 07

End Sep 30 Oct 08

* Prices above are based on multi-share. ■ Single room supplement (trip only) add A$479 add A$259 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add A$975 add A$395 twin-share. NSZCD: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NSZAD: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. ● Start/end Wellington option is not available on these departures. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki. com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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Short Trips & Festivals FOR LIFE’S MOMENTS Only planning on swinging by NZ for a few days, perhaps off the back of an Australia trip, or want to prolong your adventure just a little bit longer? Or maybe you want to celebrate the next 365 days by spending NYE someplace super special? If your head’s nodding along, let our Short Trips & Festivals work their magic on you. Spend a few days letting the beauty of the Bay of Islands wash over you, or party on down at the Rhythm & Alps fest near Wanaka and enjoy being one of the first in the world to see in the New Year.

ARE YOU A SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS TRAVELLER? •

Do you want to spend your New Year amongst good music and even greater people?

Do you want to see how much adventure you can pack into a mini break?

Have you got a few days to kill before, between or after trips?

Do you want to make your budget work for you?

2 TRIPS 3 - 7 DAYS FROM A$138 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions and money saving shenanigans. CONTIKI.COM/SHORT-TRIPS-FESTIVALS-NEW-ZEALAND

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RHYTHM & ALPS |

1 COUNTRY

|

FROM

A$965 *

|

FROM

FESTIVAL

7 DAYS

A$138 *PP/PD

CELEBRATE NYE IN STYLE! FESTIVAL FUN, ADVENTURES & EVEN GLAMPING

RHYTH & ALPS WANAKA

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW 6

NIGHTS 3 nights in Lodges, 3 nights luxury camping (“glamping”)

8

INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

START

5PM QUEENSTOWN

DAY 1 Queenstown to Wanaka We'll join forces in the lively hub of Queenstown, before getting acquainted over the journey to the Rhythm & Alps campsite. By nightfall we'll be chowing on a barbeque dinner & watching live music at the Cardrona Hotel. Glamping (D)

DAY 2 - 3 Wanaka Ending the year in true traveller spirit, we'll spend time exploring the areas around Cardrona & Wanaka. We'll then dance around the strike of midnight celebrating New Year's Eve, relishing the music & fireworks of this mind-blowing event. Glamping (B)(B) F Lake Hawea Boat Cruise & Lunch

DAY 4 Queenstown Don't let end-of-festival-blues get you down, we have a massive dose of adventure coming your way. We'll make our way to the OG K'Bridge Bungy site, for those who feel like flying. Unless you prefer skydiving, or zip-lining? What better possible way to kick off a brand new year. Lodge (B) F Canyon Fox & Swing F Shotover Jet

SOUTH

ESSENTIALS See p.82 for more info on our essentials

ISLAND

WANAKA (3 nights)

2

Milford Sound

1

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Sky Diving F Bungy Jumping F Canyon Swing F Milford Sound cruise F Ice bar experience

START END

7

4

QUEENSTOWN (3 nights)

END NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

• 2-day festival pass • VIP Admission –

Get access to VIP bar & cocktail bar located across site, VIP viewing area & access to more comfortable restroom facilities.

1

10AM QUEENSTOWN

DAY 5 - 7 Queenstown Back in ol' QT the festivities will continue, as we sink into the energy of this adrenalin filled backpackers' town. On our final day we'll say our sad goodbyes after breakfast, leaving us wondering what could possibly top this next year. Lodge (B)(B)(D)

Places visited Itinerary day Optional extension route Milford Sound highlight optional

Your New Years Eve has never been so sorted! Awesome DJs and bands? Check. Killer festival site? Check. A New Years to remember with a bunch of excellent new amigos? Check out contiki.com/ rhythm-alps for all the details, like everything that's included with Contiki & the full R&A lineup.

2018/19

A$965 Start Dec 29

CODE: CZRNY

START QUEENSTOWN & FINISH QUEENSTOWN

#RHYTHMALPS

H O W M UC H & W H E N TOTAL PRICE LISTED INCLUDES 2 DAY GA FESTIVAL TICKET NZ$200

End Jan 04

* Prices above are based on multi-share. Start Queenstown 5:00pm & end Queenstown 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

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SHORT TRIPS

JAFFAS ‘N’ JANDALS 3 DAYS

|

1 COUNTRY

|

FROM

A$435 *

|

FROM

A$145 *PP/PD

3 DAYS FULL OF WATER SPORTS, SAND DUNE SURFING & KIWI CULTURE

BAY OF ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND

WHAT YOU NEED T O K NOW 2

NIGHTS 2 nights hotel accommodation

3

INCLUDED MEALS 2 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D)

DAY 2 Paihia Day 2 will see us waking up surrounded by some beautiful nature, in the adventure playground of Pahia. Take to the enticing glittery waters – there is no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B) F Cape Reigna Trip F Discover the Bay Cruise F Flying Kiwi Parasail

1

START

PAIHIA

DAY 1 Auckland to Paihia This morning meet up with your new travel crew & let the explorations begin. We'll cross Auckland's Harbour Bridge, before making our way to the stunning Bay of Islands where we get a dose of Kiwi history with a guided tour at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Hotel (D)

Parry Kauri Park START END

AUCKLAND

3

TASMAN SEA

ESSENTIALS See p.82 for more info on our essentials

START 8AM AUCKLAND

(2 nights)

NORTH

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch F Giapo’s Chefs Table Experience

END

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Waitangi Grounds Guided Tour • Kiwiana fish ‘n’ chips dinner

ISLAND

END 6PM AUCKLAND

DAY 3 Paihia to Auckland Sojourning our way back down the country, we'll arrive amongst the bright lights of Auckland once again. Our short but sweet venture will then come to an end, leaving us with a new found appreciation for this little corner of NZ. (B)

1

A$535 Start Nov 20 ■ Nov 28 ■ Dec 02 ■● Dec 06 ■ Dec 10 ■● Dec 14 ■ Dec 18 ■ Dec 22 ■ Dec 26 ■

Start Jan 31 ■ Feb 04 ■ Feb 08 ■ Feb 12 ■ Feb 16 ■ Feb 20 ■▲ Feb 24 ■▲ Feb 28 ■▲ Mar 04

Places visited Itinerary day

H OW MU C H & W H E N

#JAFFASNJANDALS

2018/19

CODE: NCZAD

START AUCKLAND & FINISH AUCKLAND

A$439 Start End Apr 04 ■ Apr 06 Apr 20 ■ Apr 22 Apr 28 ■● Apr 30 May06 ■ May08 May14 ■▲ May16 May22 ■ May24 Jun 07 ■ Jun 09 Jun 23 ■ Jun 25

A$435 Start End Jul 01 ■● Jul 03 Jul 09 ■ Jul 11 Jul 17 ■ Jul 19 Jul 25 ■ Jul 27 Aug 02 ■ Aug 04 Aug 10 ■ Aug 12 Aug 18 ■ Aug 20 Aug 26 ■ Aug 28

A$499 Start Jul 02 Jul 10 Jul 18

Start Jul 26 Aug 03 Aug 11

End Jul 04 Jul 12 Jul 20

End Jul 28 Aug 05 Aug 13

Start Sep 03 ■ Sep 11 ■ Sep 19 ■ Sep 27 ■

End Sep 05 Sep 13 Sep 21 Sep 29

Start Aug 19 Aug 27 Sep 04

End Aug 21 Aug 29 Sep 06

A$499 Start Oct 03 ● Oct 11 ● Oct 19 Oct 27 Nov 04 Nov 12

End Oct 05 Oct 13 Oct 21 Oct 29 Nov 06 Nov 14

Start End Sep 12 Sep 14 Sep 20 Sep 22 Sep 28 ▲ Sep 30

End Nov 22 Nov 30 Dec 04 Dec 08 Dec 12 Dec 16 Dec 20 Dec 24 Dec 28

Start Dec 30 ■ 2019 Jan 03 ■ Jan 07 ■ Jan 11 ■ Jan 15 ■ Jan 19 ■ Jan 23 ■ Jan 27 ■

End Jan 01

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

05 09 13 17 21 25 29

End Feb 02 Feb 06 Feb 10 Feb 14 Feb 18 Feb 22 Feb 26 Mar 02 Mar 06

Start Mar 20

End Mar 22

A$505 Start Apr 05 Apr 21 May07 May23 Jun 08 Jun 16 ● Jun 24

End Apr 07 Apr 23 May09 May25 Jun 10 Jun 18 Jun 26

A$509 Start End Oct 06 ▲ Oct 08

* Prices above are based on multi-share. ■ Single room supplement (trip only) add A$135 add A$75 twin-share. Single room supplement add A$175. No twin-share supplement charge for departures from 03 OCT 2018 & 06 OCT 2019.Start Auckland 8:00am & end Auckland 6:00pm. ● The trip code for these departures is NCZAD only. ▲ The trip code for these departures is NCZCD only. ■ These departures are during Australian University holidays. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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Winter & Ski KEEP IT COSY Yes it really does snow in New Zealand, and yes the runs really are that good. Don’t believe us? Let us prove it to you on our Winter & Ski trip, where you’ll spend your days skiing or boarding the paths around Queenstown. By day (when you’re not taking advantage of our included 4-day ski pass), you’ll be awe inspired by the beauty surrounding you at every turn, whilst by night you’ll discover why the Queenstown après ski scene is up there with the best of ‘em.

ARE YOU A WINTER & SKI TRAVELLER? •

Are you a total beginner or a seasoned pro? (Both are welcome)

Are you after a totally different snow experience?

Do you want to experience a different side to New Zealand?

Does the idea of layering up and overdosing on hot chocolate (not so) secretly excite you?

1 TRIP, 7 DAYS FROM A$217 P/D Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions CONTIKI.COM/WINTER-SKI-NEW-ZEALAND

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SKI QUEENSTOWN HIT THE SLOPES IN THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND. CREATE EPIC MEMORIES AMONGST THE SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS BY DAY, COUPLED WITH BUSTLING APRÈS-SKI NIGHTLIFE, NZ STYLE.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHY CHOOSE US

• 4-day ski passes • Experience all three of Queenstown’s local ski fields • Daily transfers up & down the mountain • Twin-share or multi-share hotel accommodation • Loads of Free Time activities on offer • Plenty of time to experience Queenstown’s awesome après-ski scene FREE TIME ADD-ON

Off the mountain there’s plenty of Queenstown must-do’s – so fuel your inner adrenaline junkie: FF A thrilling jetboat ride through the gorge FF Meal at Skyline Restaurant FF Take a leap at ‘the home of bungy’ FF Skyswing at The Ledge or Nevis FF Tandem skydive over Lake Wakatipu FF Canyon swing the Shotover River FF Full day excursion into Milford Sound FF Ziptrek flying fox experience FF Chill in the Below Zero Ice bar VISIT CONTIKI.COM FOR EVEN MORE

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EXPERIENCE THIS ADRENALINE-LACED TRIP, IDEAL FOR THOSE WITH A THIRST FOR ADVENTURE ON OUR ULTIMATE NZ SKI TRIP. WHERE YOU’LL BE: There’s no place like this thriving town in the winter! Regardless of being a beginner or advanced skier, Contiki will take you on a journey designed for the adventurer within. Connect with an awesome crew and explore this trendy tourist hotspot offering a diverse array of activities. From adrenaline-packed experiences on or off the slopes to the uber-cool nightlife, surrounded by magnificent lakes and mountains – Queenstown has something for everyone. Allow us to help you maximise your 7 days in this beautiful haven both on and off the mountain… hassle free!

OUR TEAM: The knowledge and expertise of our team is what makes the real difference, so we offer our expert Contiki Ski Rep to enhance your experience.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS: Stay 6 nights in multi-share accommodation. To start your day on the slopes we provide a hearty breakfast and include 2 delicious dinners. Your Exclusive inclusions consist of a 4-day ski lift pass and we get you to three of Queenstown’s famous ski fields and include daily transfers up and down the mountain. Also included is all hotel tips, local taxes and service charges.

CULINARY DELIGHTS & NIGHTLIFE: Another benefit of travelling with us is we know the local spots! We include dinner at ‘Winnies’ famous pizza pub. For your Free Time Add ons we suggest the option of dinner at Skyline Restaurant to take in some unbeatable views of Lake Wakatipu and town. For those who are keen, we’ll show you other great eats like Fergburger and some of Queentown’s coolest bars to end off the night.

HOW MUCH? Group lesson rates (ski or board): Coronet Peak

NZ$60

RemarkablesNZ$60 CardronaNZ$62 Treble Cone

NZ$63

Equipment hire (prices per day): Standard skis, boots & poles

NZ$45

Part set (skis or boots only)NZ$28

FREE TIME ADD ONS OPTIONALS:

Performance skis, boots & poles  NZ$54

We’ve got a selection of adrenalinejunky activities and Queenstown must-do’s lined up for you. There is no better setting for an unforgettable bungy jumping experience – trust us! Why not go to the very place bungy jumping was invented. Go skydiving and get your adrenaline fix as you take to the sky with a stunning view below your feet.

Performance skis only

NZ$48

Snowboard & boots

NZ$45

SKI ESSENTIALS – GEAR & HIRE: Don’t buy expensive new gear before you go – we’ll kit you out with hire gear when you arrive. Need lessons? At ski school, instructors will teach you the techniques to get you up on the slopes, or for the more experienced, teach you ways to improve your know-how.

Part set (snowboard or boots only)NZ$28 Clothing hire (prices per day): Jacket & pants NZ$35 Part set (jacket & pants only)NZ$24 Gloves

NZ$ 5

Goggles

NZ$ 5

HelmetNZ$12 Note: Prices above are correct at time of print & include GST. Lessons are for either 1-2 hours depending on ski field.


7 DAYS

1 COUNTRY

|

|

FROM

A$1515 *

|

FROM

WINTER & SKI

ULTIMATE NZ SKI A$217 *PP/PD

EPIC MOUNTAINS, THE BEST POWDER & THE LEGENDARY QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

WHAT YOU NEED TO K NOW 6

NIGHTS 6 nights multi-share accommodation

8

INCLUDED MEALS 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D)

START

5PM QUEENSTOWN

DAY 1 Arrive Queenstown Rounding up in the legendary capital of fun that is Queenstown, we'll get acquainted over a hearty team dinner. We'll share hype for the days ahead & learn the intricacies of the tour, crawling into bed for some shut eye before the powder begins. (D)

ESSENTIALS Our expert Contiki Ski Rep Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges 4-day ski lift passes & transfers (transfers to & from Queenstown airport on arrival day/departure day are not included) See p.82 for more info on our essentials

END

DAY 2 Queenstown Whether an avid snow bunny or an absolute beginner, the slopes of Queenstown will have something magic in store for you. The Remarkables, Coronet Peak & Cardrona are the 3 world renowned fields here, & we'll have transfers & lift passes to all of them. (B)

DAY 3 Queenstown Spending another day perfecting your techniques on the slopes, we'll immerse in the snow loving energy of this region. By night we suggest chowing down a FergBurger – these bad boys are almost as popular as the ski fields. (B)

10AM QUEENSTOWN

DAY 7 End Queenstown One last team breakfast will conclude our time on tour, leaving us to farewell both each other & the ski fields. (B)

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

DAY 6 Queenstown The final day to practice our flips, turns & plough skills, it will be time to choose your favourite mountain & ascend it. By night we can make the most of Queenstown's epic nightlife, all the sweeter knowing we won't be putting on the ski boats in the early AM. (B,D)

DAY 5 Queenstown Though we may feel a little dusty from an evening of mischief making, we'll rise, shine, & head back up the mountain. (B)

DAY 4 Queenstown The World's adventure capital doesn't just delight when the snow falls, there's a whole lot of excitement for us to tap into off the mountains. By night we can delve into the town's epic bar scene, easing the jitters of the day's heartpounding activities. (B) F Tandem skydive over Lake Wakatipu F Canyon Swing & Fox F The Ledge Bungy

2018/19

A$1565 Start 2018 Jun 23 Jun 30 Jul 07

CODE: CZSKI

#ULTIMATENZSKI

H O W M UC H & W H E N START Q’TOWN & FINISH Q’TOWN

End

Start

End

Start

End

Start

End

Jun 29 Jul 06 Jul 13

Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 28

Jul 20 Jul 27 Aug 03

Aug 04 Aug 11 Aug 18

Aug 10 Aug 17 Aug 24

Aug 25

Aug 31

A$1515 Start 2019 Jun 22 Jun 29 Jul 06

End

Start

End

Start

End

Start

End

Jun 28 Jul 05 Jul 12

Jul 13 Jul 20 Jul 27

Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 02

Aug 03 Aug 10 Aug 17

Aug 09 Aug 16 Aug 23

Aug 24 Aug 31 Sep 07

Aug 30 Sep 06 Sep 13

* Prices above are based on multi-share. 2018: Single room supplement add A$715 add A$355 twin-share. 2019: Single room supplement add A$899 add A$385 twin-share. Start Queenstown 5:00pm & end Queenstown 10:00am. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

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BEFORE YOU BOOK WHAT’S INCLUDED (ESSENTIALS)

All accommodation, transport, and a good handful of meals, are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (we offer breakfast every day, plus a cherrypicked selection of local, fresh and tasty meals). We also include our No Regrets Inclusions, which are basically the sights and activities we think you just can’t afford to miss. And then of course you also get our expert and highly trained dream-team of Contiki staff; our Trip Managers and Drivers, and Local Guides in North Australia.

NOT INCLUDED

Flights, airport transfers or ferries to and from your start and end destination are not included in the cost of your trip. We also keep a number of meal times free for you to explore a region and its foodie offerings in greater detail, so budgeting for non-catered meals is important. In terms of activities, we also offer Free Time Add-Ons, see below, which are not included in the overall price. If you’re hitting the slopes with us in New Zealand, we can point you in the right direction for ski & snowboard hire or lessons if you need to brush up on your skills. If you have your own kit, you’ll also need to budget any excess baggage fees, or additional transfer charges, and any tips for porters. Travel insurance and visas are also not included in the cost of your trip, and need to be booked separately.

AIRFARES

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are included as part of the price. As detailed within our Booking Conditions (p.83) under ‘General’ we rely on international conventions regarding air travel & other transportation as specified. Through enrolment & payment for your trip you acknowledge & accept such. Individual electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass &/ or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted the airline’s terms & conditions of travel & the application of all relevant International Conventions & applicable national & international law governing air transportation.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

airline baggage restrictions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred for overweight luggage.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear & ‘smart casual’ for dining & those nights out. Remember that in Autumn/Winter you will need warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/jacket. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential. Some activities in New Zealand & Australia require swimwear & a towel. For further details, please go to contiki.com/travel-resources.

SEASONALITY & CLIMATE

Australia is BIG, so the weather can be changeable, and will vary over large distances. This means that at certain times of the year, some itineraries may need to change slightly. Northern Australian itineraries in the wet season (December to April) are most likely to be affected. Inland alpine areas of the South Island in New Zealand can be as cold as -10°C between May & October

TRAVEL INSURANCE

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

A simple one - yes. It’s essential that you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of cancellation, personal injury and medical expenses before you travel with Contiki. Visit p.83 or contiki.com/ insurance for more information on this, and for a quote on what Contiki can offer.

SLEEPING

WHERE WILL I STAY?

Our accommodation is multi-share, staying in superior tourist class hotels, hostels and some unique Special Stays, many of which are centrally located, with great facilities. Multi-share is 3+ people sharing (up to 8 in our Queenstown hotel). We also offer upgrades to twin (travelling together) or single rooms for a supplement. Please note that on rare occasions the availability of single rooms at some hotels can be limited. There is WiFi at most accommodation so you can gram/snap/ chat to your heart’s content. Note: On occasion, due to reasons outside our control, alternative hotels or hostels may be used. Whilst it is always our intention to use accommodation of a similar standard & location, no liability can be accepted for any variation of either. WiFi is not available at remote locations or some Special Stays.

Visas are super important and depending on your nationality you may require a visa to enter Australia or New Zealand. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. Contact your travel agent (if applicable) to determine if you require a visa and how to get it. Your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your arrival. Without enough validity, authorities may deny your entry into a country, even if you’re only staying for a short while.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged. 2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience. (Contiki is not legally permitted to allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip.) 3. You must apply for all visas through your travel agent or local embassy before you leave home. 4. It is very important that the entry & exit dates are correct on the visa. Your travel agent will contact Contiki for full details.

CONTIKI GLOSSARY

IMPORTANT

PACKING

HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING?

For our Australia & New Zealand trips, luggage is restricted to one decent sized, non-expanding suitcase, approximately 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” × 20” × 10” ) with a maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag. On trips which include Whitsundays Sailing, a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on a trip. Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your trip includes a flight you are also subject to

You may notice on some of our trips that some groups join and leave at different stages. That’s because we offer shorter trips within a larger itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our travellers can choose when they start their trip and how long they travel for. Life’s an adventure and one that’s best spent sharing new experiences with new friends. So, if you have the time don’t take a mini break, instead, choose to see as much of Australia & New Zealand as possible with us. VISIT Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the opportunity to visit a specific site. SEE/VIEW You will drive/pass by the site so that you can see it. SIGHTSEEING TOUR A guided tour of a city or site. ORIENTATION TOUR Places of interest are pointed out, allowing you to go and explore them in your own time.

MAKING YOUR BOOKING WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

We get that sometimes plans change unexpectedly, so our cancellation policy offers you absolute flexibility and comes in two parts:

FREEDOM GUARANTEE

The Freedom Guarantee policy ensures that even if your travel plans change, you’ll never miss out or be charged fees for changing your booking. If you want to change the dates of your trip, swap onto another trip or even change your trip for a different region entirely, that’s all possible, without incurring fees*.

FLEX DEPOSIT

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Flex Deposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip, and works as credit towards a future Contiki adventure, ensuring your deposit money isn’t lost if you can’t travel on your original trip as intended. Flex Deposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date. * You can find out more about both policies in the T&C's on p.83 & on the following websites: www.contiki.com/freedomguarantee www.contiki.com/flexdeposit

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTERING AT MYCONTIKI

Just like you, we want your trip to run as smoothly as possible, so before you travel, make sure you register your details online at My Contiki. This only takes a few minutes, and means we’ll have info on: • Your personal details, including your email address and phone number. Your emergency contact info, just in case we need it. • Any dietary requirements you may have. • You’ll also need to make sure your trip is paid in full 45 days prior to departure. You’ll also find out where your Contiki Trip will start and exactly what accommodation you’ll be staying in. Visit contiki.com/mycontiki now

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT FREE TIME ADD-ONS ARE ON MY TRIP?

Look out for the F symbol on our trip pages for the Add-Ons available on each trip. A full list of AddOns and approximate costs will also be sent to you with your travel documents, around 21 days before your trip departs.

HOW DO I PAY FOR FREE TIME ADD-ONS?

Payment for your Free Time Add-Ons is made direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can choose to pay in cash or credit card (Mastercard or Visa). Note: It’s a good idea to let your bank know you’re travelling & check if there is a daily transaction limit, so you always have access to money when you need it.

agent or Contiki prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip c ancellation. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in this regard. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions.

BOOKING SECURITY

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

BROCHURE AUTHENTICITY

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

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

Photos courtesy of © Kingsgate Hotel Paihia p.11 Hotel Pool. Photos courtesy of © Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef p.11 Hotel Exterior. Photos courtesy of © Rhythm & Alps p.17, p.77 Main Stage, Aerial View, Cadrona Valley Bel Jones. Photos courtesy of © Splendour in the Grass Aimee Catt p.52 Main Stage.

HOW TO READ A TRIP PAGE

In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. The trip page lists included meals look out for these: (B,L, D) • Any Free Time Add-Ons you would like to do on your trip. • Any additional sightseeing you plan on doing in your Free Time, that is not covered either by our No Regrets Inclusions or Free Time Add-Ons. • Any additional personal expenses. This includes alcohol, shopping, and any evening entertainment not included.

PAST TRAVELLER 5% DISCOUNT

We're massive fans of our Contiki Travellers, particularly those that love us so much they come back for more. That’s why when you travel with us; we’ll offer you a 5% discount on the land portion of your trips from then on. And we’ve even wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here - ttc. com) into offering the same.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING - REWARD ONLY

EXCELLENCE!

Within Australia & New Zealand, in service industries tipping is common practice, although entirely optional, and not an expectation. If you feel your Contiki Team has delivered an outstanding level of service throughout your trip you may wish to tip them, but this is at your discretion, no one else’s.

HEALTH

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?

At the time this brochure went to press (December, 2017), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel

CAPE TRIBULATION (1 night)

Port Douglas

MONEY

WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON THE TRIP?

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Mossman Gorge

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Townsville

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meals. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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WHITSUNDAYS (2 nights)

QUEENSLAND START

START ICON: Shows the city where you will start your trip.

END ICON: Shows the city where you wil finish your trip. VISIT: Shows places you’ll visit but not stay the night ITINERARY DAY: Shows which day of 1 the trip you will arrive in a city. 11 9 ITINERARY END DAY: These icons show the day of the trip you arrive, in the end city and the day the trip finishes. SPECIAL STAY: Nights spent at unique, 3 special accommodation. END

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PANEL ACCOMMODATION: Show you how many nights & what style of accommodation you’ll be sleeping in. MEALS: Shows the number of meals included in each trip. ESSENTIALS: All of the things included on a Contiki trip as standard. FREE TIME ADD-ONS: Some of the top experiences you can do, that aren’t included in the price of your trip. NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS: Some of the top experiences you will have included in the price of your trip.

PRICE PANEL SPAC 2018/19

CODE: FNSCD START W’SUNS & FINISH CAIRNS

A$1605 A The price panels sit beneath each trip A$1905 B map and itinerary. It indicates if it is a Start End Summer or Winter departure, trip code, any Apr 17 Apr 23 included taxes, and Start and End location. May15 May21 Jun 14 Jun 18 Departures are listed under a price bracket in chronological order.


BOOKING CONDITIONS

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. purposes, we are required to collect the card expiration date and the OUR RESPONSIBILITIES customer verification code. A surcharge of 1% will be applied at the time No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates as at 16th November, 2017. Should these costs change, it may be necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday. If a booking is made and confirmed at a price which is erroneous we may correct our error by notifying you. Unless we agree to honour the erroneous price, you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. Should the total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where available, offer you a comparable alternative. 3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (December, 2017) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips & transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the same sex when booked in a share room configuration. 4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries & features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our changes or cancellations. 4.5 We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type, size of vehicle and/ or the style of transport mentioned in the brochure, resulting in occasionally having to utilise transport without some of the features promoted including WiFi & power outlets. 5. LIABILITY 5.1 Your travel agent or Contiki Specialist 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 or Contiki Specialist to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the trip programme. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. 6. AIR ARRANGEMENTS 6.1 Reservations/Ticketing: If an air reservation is made by Contiki payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Contiki holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a trip including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Contiki) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Contiki reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Contiki will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. 6.2 Air Cancellation: Cancellations incur a service fee of A$35 per person, plus any airline penalties. Airline imposed penalties may be up to 100% of the air ticket price. Published Fares, Priced Match Fares, Promo Fares and some other airfares booked are non-refundable. 6.3 Airline Availability: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Contiki does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single trip departure date.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if the booking is made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of A$200 per person per trip 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 travellers’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 Credit Card Bookings: Contiki should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security

of payment. 2.2 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia. 2.3 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.4 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia. 2.5 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.6 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Freedom Guarantee/FlexDeposit : We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it. Or if you can’t go, your deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no extra cost. The value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip. The original deposit refers to the trip deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The FlexDeposit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 36. i.e fitting within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. After turning 36 years of age, the FlexDeposit can be used with one of our sister brands, get inspired here ttc.com/brands. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019). FlexDeposit is not valid on existing bookings. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. FlexDeposit is not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. 3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your A$200 deposit will not be refunded. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price & is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE Over 45 days notice:...........................................................Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days:............................................................................ 25% of trip fare 21-8 days:............................................................................... 30% of trip fare 7-1 days:................................................................................. 50% of trip fare Day of departure:..................................................................100% of trip fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the trip 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. All Cancellation policies valid as at 19th December, 2017, and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to & after your trip booking, such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the trip departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your travel agent. 3.6 GOLD SEAL PROTECTION Contiki’s Gold Seal Additional Protection plan costs only A$99 per person (payable with your deposit only & non refundable) and includes: On Your Holiday – Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the holiday (note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required. Return Flight Security – If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Contiki guided holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki from Australia. *Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied Pre-Paid Cancellation Option – Your deposit and/or payment to Contiki will be refunded in full or you will have the option to carry it over to another Contiki or TTC holiday should you cancel your holiday for any reason prior to 30 days from departure date from Australia. This cancellation option covers land arrangements made by Contiki only. If the Australian Government DFAT advice for the destination changes to “Reconsider the need to travel” or “Do not travel” you may have your deposit and / or payment refunded at any time or you will have the option to carry it over to another TTC holiday. Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by Gold Seal. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your holiday (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by Gold Seal. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date of any available trip, you may do so subject to availability. 4.2 If the change is requested 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 4.3 A change of booking within 45 days of original trip departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see FlexDeposit. 4.4 The new departure price would not be eligible for early payment discounts (EPD) if within 45 days before departure 4.5 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 4.6 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per clause 3. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS

etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Clients must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. Legislation in various states in Australia has highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style & content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically designed for a particular age group. This fact should be recognised when you book one of our holidays. 5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for all travellers. Contiki welcomes travellers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • Travellers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • All travellers must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety. • Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any traveller who requires services of a personal nature. • Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the traveller’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on trip, or for the quality of the care or services received. • Travellers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over uneven pavement, steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodation on international trips may differ from those in Australia. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodation for travellers travelling on international trips. • Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveller or remove any traveller who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a traveller is removed from a trip. Travellers agree not to hold Contiki or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these booking conditions. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the traveller 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 before your departure as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred as a result of failing to obtain necessary visas. Any costs whatsoever regarding obtaining, replacing or changing visas whilst on trip (including accommodation, meals, flights and transfers incurred due to associated delays) are at your own expense. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or representatives may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in our brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Trip Manager or Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity & enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/ traveller costs. 6. COMPULSORY INSURANCE Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, and we have some of the best deals on rates. Visit contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate insurance and we recommend you purchase your insurance at or soon after booking your trip. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-

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 trip. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers, Drivers & Local Guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, Free Time options & anything else not listed in the ‘snapshot’ section of the itinerary pages within this brochure. 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. 10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase size up to 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and the maximum weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. No metal frame backpacks are allowed. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on trip.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time travellers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national and international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to travellers & luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement & acceptance by the traveller of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the terms & conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, & other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled travellers (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from April 2018 to October 2019. 3. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Travel Corporation NZ Limited. 4. CONTIKI IS REPRESENTED IN: Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. 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. 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 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 Holidays Ltd, Travel House, Rue du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH. This brochure was published in December 2017 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date terms & conditions.

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