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TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019 – 20 TRIPS FOR 18 – 35 YEAR OLDS

MAKE A SPLASH IN SOME OF THE PUREST WATERS IN THE WORLD, LAKE MCKENZIE, FRASER ISLAND, AUSTRALIA


OUR MOTTO:

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Contiki is the travel company GWEÄšTSKUGÄšXHORXGCRĂŒOÄšFS Our purpose is to connect young travellers to the time of Ä›JGKRÄšKUGS We believe in real experiences. As well as the perfect Instagram shot, we create the moments that inspire you, excite you, challenge you, connect you with the world & stay with you for life. And we care about making sure these experiences contribute positively to the people and places we visit.

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WE’VE GOT

OUR PICKS THE BIG WALKABOUT The one that does the land down under from East Coast to Red Centre; white sand, blue sea to red dirt. 20 days

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OUTBACK ADVENTURE

DARWIN

The one that takes you through the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, from Darwin to Uluru. 8 days

LitchďŹ eld N.P.

Ubirr KAKADU N.P.

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THE KIWI BUCKET LIST The one that checks off all your kiwi dreams, from top to bottom, plus a bunch of experiences you didn’t know you needed to see & do. 10 days

KAKADU

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Live it up in the jungly wilds of the true Aussie outback, Kakadu see p.42 @emelygcxo

AUSTRALIA

RHYTHM & ALPS The one that does NYE in festival fun style, plus packing in some adventure time in Queenstown. 7 days

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Kings Canyon Alice Springs ULURU

MOST POPULAR CITIES

Simpsons Gap

W H I T S U N D AY S Visit the world’s bluest, most ‘grammable beach Whitehaven Beach, see p.28 – p.38 @weekesy

SYDNEY

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Reefs & Rainforests p.32 14 days Beaches & Reefs 13 days p.30 Sydney New Years Eve p.47 4 days

Northern Choice 10 days The Big Tiki 19 days Sun & Steam 6 days

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Uluru Explorer p.44 4 days Outback Adventure p.42 8 days Big Walkabout p.28 20 days

Ultimate Ski NZ 7 days ‘Sweet As’ South 9 days Rhythm & Alps 7 days

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A MONTH OFF

BACK IN 2 WEEKS Eastern Escape 13 days City to Surf 6 days The Sun Seeker 8 days Cape to Coast 14 days The Kiwi Bucket List 10 days Sun & Steam 6 days Northern Choice 10 days Jaffas ‘n’ Jandals 3 days

ULURU Bigger & better than any postcard, see the sacred sites scattered around this giant red rock, Uluru, see p.44 @emmamitchell2897

p.38 p.40 p.36 p.34 p.70 p.68 p.72 p.78

Big Walkabout 20 days p.28 Reefs & Rainforests 14 days p.32 The Big Tiki 19 days p.64 Kiwiana Panorama 16 days p.66 Beaches & Reefs + The Kiwi Bucket List 25 days p.30 & p.70 The Sun Seeker + The Kiwi Bucket List 19 days p.36 & p.70

MIX + MATCH Want all the Aus & NZ you can get? The Kiwi Bucket List is designed to time perfectly with some Australia trips. So why not see it all? Plus you’ll get 5% off* when you book 2 trips!


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ROTORUA Climb high on a canopy tour through lush rainforest, Rotorua, see p.68 @alleishalittle

CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas CAIRNS

Airlie Beach

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PAIHIA

PA I H I A See if you can spot Orca whales or dolphins on a cruise, Bay of Islands, see p.64 @pikitiatoa

Parry Kauri Park AUCKLAND

Hobbiton ROTORUA

Fraser Island

Huka Falls TAUPO

NOOSA EVERGLADES MT RUAPEHU

FRANZ JOSEF

Currumbin Hosanna Farm

Walk on, or fly in a helicopter over Franz Josef Glacier, after all, it might only last another 15 years, see p.70 @max_homer

BYRON BAY

SYDNEY See the iconic Opera House & Sydney Harbour bridge all from one spot, see p.47 @jessbethfrances

Picton

WELLINGTON

Kaikoura Hokitika Arthur’s Pass

SYDNEY

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIERS

Blue Mountains

CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

Haast Pass Wanaka

LAKE OHAU

Milford Sound Arrowtown QUEENSTOWN TE ANAU

NEW ZEALAND

EVERY ONE OF OUR TRIPS HAS A UNIQUE HASHTAG Check the hashtag on the trip page and let the alumni of 2018 inspire your 2019 Australia or New Zealand escape.

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OVERNIGHT STOPS CONTIKI EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL STAYS PLACES WE VISIT

QUEENSTOWN Visit the adrenaline capital of the world, for some serious shredding see p.81 @jesstaylor


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REAL EXPERIENCES All of the icons you just can’t miss, the things you can only do with Contiki and a few unexpected gems along the way. Our experiences are designed around you. Do as many or as little as you like. Your trip, your rules. See more on p.20.

We know you need the essentials included (like lots of WiFi), but we also know you need more than that. You want accommodation that isn’t just comfortable but is also part of the fun of travel. You’re looking for experiences you might not be able to find on your own. We know you’re after local insight – someone who’s done it all before & who gives tried & tested advice.

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With this in mind, our secret formula isn’t so secret after all. In actual fact, it comes down to 5 key ingredients which make all the difference. WHITE WATER RAFTING, CAIRNS ‘AUSTRALIA @HECKORS_B

Others may do some things well, we do all of these better.

THE BEST TEAM The guys who pull it all together: our crew. Undeniably the best in the business, our team are all highly trained, smart and fun locals, and they’re here to help you discover the best parts of Australia and New Zealand. Trust us - they’re Aussies and Kiwis, so they know how to deliver the goods. See more on p.24 & p.60.

TRIP MANAGERS CAMERON, CHELSEA & JOSH, IN NEW ZEALAND

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EAT LOCAL Kiwi ‘fush ‘n chups’, a BBQ Aussie breakfast – food is a huge part of experiencing the culture when you travel. We champion delicious, local meals everywhere you go, with breakfast included almost every day as standard, plus some epic foodie inclusions and Free Time Add-On meals. See more on p.8.

FISH’N’CHIPS & FRESHLY SHUCKED OYSTERS, WATSONS BAY, AUSTRALIA


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UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION So, so important to us. We’ve scoped out places that make the most of everywhere you stay. In cities & towns, think comfy hotels & hostels, right in the action; Special Stays nestled in the Australian bush, or boats floating on serene Milford Sound or the turquoise Whitsundays; there’s even a 100 year old Lodge near the slopes in NZ. We’ve done the research, now it’s your turn to enjoy it all. See more on p.22 & p.58.

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We’re committed to sustainable tourism and treading lightly. See more on p.12.

AND (OF COURSE) MILFORD SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE, NEW ZEALAND

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AWESOME PEOPLE And finally, you guys – you’re the final ingredient. Being exclusively for 18-35 year olds means you’ll meet people from all over the world who just get you. Laughter and friendships all guaranteed on our adventures in Australia and New Zealand. See more on p.10.

WE’VE GOT EVERYTHING ELSE COVERED TOO

LOADS OF FREE TIME All of our trips include loads of free time each day to make your experience entirely your own.

WIFI Stay connected to the world every step of the way, with WiFi at most of our accommodations.

SPEEDY & COMFY TRANSPORTATION Hop from A to B on internal flights, trains, ferries & in comfy, airconditioned coaches for more time to soak up these amazing places. NO COMPULSORY TIPPING No hidden costs here; tip what you like, when you like and only if you like. CHAMPAGNE SUNSETS AT ULURU, @ANNAHOLLING


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If you agree that to travel is to eat, you’ve come to the right place. Foodie friends, welcome to Munch. Munch is our food philosophy and sums up everything to do with food on Contiki: –– It’s breakfast almost every day (hello, classic smashed avo in Byron Bay), plus a few included lunches and dinners (taste a typical Kiwi ‘fush’n’chups’ - yum!) –– It’s our eclectic range of foodie centric Free Time Add-On experiences, like a beer tasting at Stone & Wood in Byron Bay, trying Kangaroo steaks

in Cairns, or tasting local wines from Central Otago, or indulging your sweet tooth at Giapo’s Chef’s Table experience in Auckland (read on for more) –– And it’s our Trip Managers’ overflowing little black books of foodie goodness – sending you to all the best places to taste Australia and New Zealand’s amazing produce & fresh flavours

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THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE Traditional Hangi available on trips to New Zealand MkbiFZgZ`^kChlaZmFbmZbFřhkbObeeZ`^ @pikitikitoa

Tonight is one of my favourite foodie stops on the trip: the Māori Hangi - a traditional feast cooked underground in a hangi pit. We arrive at Mitai Māori Village and learn all about the culture and observe customary traditions. After a formal welcome we listen to songs, watch dancing with Poi’s & what we’ve all been waiting for - the famous haka. Then appetites ready to go - we feast! Fresh kumara (sweet potato), veggies & fall-off-the-bone, tender meat are delicious, infused with the smokey, earthy flavours of the hangi pit. Going back for seconds is definitely encouraged.

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The hangi feast just pulled from its underground pit, cooked and ready to eat A delicious hangi dinner


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The Pudakul Bush Tucker Experience isn’t just a glimpse into the oldest living culture in the world; it’s actually supporting it too. Deep in the outback, on aboriginalowned land near Kakadu, we’re greeted with a traditional welcome ceremony. We’re taught about local bush food and medicine as we spend time with true locals sharing their knowledge and stories. They teach us traditional ochre body

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painting, didgeridoo playing and boomerang throwing, before we’re served fresh warm damper (bush bread) and Billy tea. Behind this unique experience are Pudakul’s founders, local indigenous couple Graham & Lynette. Unlike government-sponsored initiatives, 100% of the profits raised from Pudakul Cultural Tours goes back to them, which means supporting the local community.

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Step up sweet tooth friends, Giapo’s is a sugar rush like no other. We meet Giapo in his ice-cream kitchen and get ready for a sensory overload. The ice-cream chef has actually conducted research into the effects of music on the perceptions of gelato - a study I would definitely have signed up for. So while we listen to music that matches each one, we taste all the crazy flavours, like gorgonzola;

guacamole and strawberry; and Aotearoa Garden - with kiwifruit and mint. With the ice-cream loaded into crazy decadent cones - my favourite is the ‘selfie cone’, that comes with a chocolate frame for your ice-cream. We also take turns sprinkling toppings onto a slab of chocolate that covers the whole table. Sweet tooth fully satisfied, we say goodbye, with our chunks of topped chocolate.

#MUNCH 1 Dinner at Monsoon Bar, Franz Josef, New Zealand 2 Beachside lunch, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia 3 Bush tucker, Kakadu, Australia 4 Native seeds & fruits at Pudakul, Kakadu, Australia 5 An edible witchety grub, Kakadu, Australia @semprevoyager 6 Giapo’s Chef’s Table Experience, Auckland, New Zealand 7 Brunch, Byron Bay, Australia @lozminski

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@JDOWDXX, LAKE MCKENZIE, AUSTRALIA

better together

51 likes @caityadamson My Northern Territory trip has come to a close. Even though it was a short trip I met so many legendary people and saw so many parts of my country that I never thought I would. The outback is wild, beautiful, and an eye opener in more ways than one.. And yes, I would absolutely recommend Contiki. You meet like-minded people & jam a lot in a day (hello four 4am wakeups). Just do it #northernterritory #contikiaus #contiki #outbackadventure

Travel is an experience best shared with friends, it’s that simple. The stories, the memories, the ‘you had to be there’ moments – each down to the friendships you’ll make on your travels. Sure you’ll meet as strangers but you’ll leave with some of the best friends in the entire world.

@BIANCAPIVAC, HELI-HIKE FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, NEW ZEALAND

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!

The experience was absolutely incredible and I’m so glad I bit the bullet and decided to explore my own backyard! The sights were absolutely breathtaking and worth every sunrise start. Life long friends and memories have been made! I can’t wait to travel again! OUTBACK ADVENTURE

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@mariafreynolds The look of love ~ ~ ~ #travel #wanderlust #hukafalls #newzealand #contikiwithchels #massbro #contikinewzealand #adventure #explore #contikiwithchels #contiki #thisismycontiki @contiki

Just awesome, unforgettable people! Incredible action packed adventure with plenty of time to chill out and see amazing cities such as Queenstown! I have made life long friends from this trip and so happy that I booked it, great work team and Contiki! ‘SWEET AS’ SOUTH


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A BABY KIWI BIRD AT THE KIWI HATCHERY, NEW ZEALAND

The world’s wildlife is balancing on a dangerous precipice. Partnering with leading wildlife organisations such as Wildlife SOS and the Wilderness Foundation, we’re determined to do something about it. When we visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, the proceeds of our visit directly contribute to

M A K E T R AV E L M A T T E R

We believe sustainable tourism matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to preserving the planet, wildlife, and giving back to the communities we visit for generations to come.

To make travel mutually beneficial for all, it’s vital that travellers invest in local communities and the incredible people who make the experience so unique. That’s why when we visit places to learn about indigenous cultures, we do our best to partner with locals. From the Pudakul bush tucker experience,

with a local indigenous couple, where all the profits go back to them & their community, to our Māori cultural experience, which is run by a local Māori family, we aim to support the communities we visit. You’ll take part in these experiences on trips that visit Kakadu, Australia & Rotorua, New Zealand.

the animal hospital and our travellers learn about native Australian animal welfare. While at the Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua, New Zealand we’ve sponsored an incubator, which our travellers visit and support. It’s all about education, so we can all do more to protect our precious wildlife.

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TAKE 3 FOR THE SEA, AUSTRALIA

Reduce and reuse isn’t just a catch phrase for us, it’s a lifestyle. We’ve committed to eliminating single use plastics at our offices, and on the road by 2022. In 2019 our crew will all be equipped with innovative, reusable bottles, and tote bags which travellers will be able to buy on trip.

In 2017 we introduced e-docs which allows our travellers to receive their documents digitally. There’s no need for paper and they’ll have a tree planted in their name as part of our plant a tree initiative.

We’re also advocates of the #Take3fortheSea movement. Whenever we visit an Australian beach, city or anywhere, we encourage everyone to take 3 pieces of garbage with them. Each small action is reducing the impact of the deadliest threat to sealife: plastic.


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YO U’R E O NLY YOU N G ON C E We’re not alone in the belief that being young and travelling the world is the best relationship since wine and cheese. When you travel with us, you’re welcomed into our family – The Travel Corporation. These are the guys who have taught us everything we know; they’ve shown us that passion is everything, sustainability is key, incredible service is what sets you apart, and that every trip and every travel experience should be nothing less than extraordinary. ULURU, AUSTRALIA

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ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

We’re staying at an eco-camp tonight - kangaroos walk around the grounds - they’re just so cute! And there’s even a microbrewery on the site.

Hmm, not quite as cheap as I thought.. oh well. Wish there weren’t so many people in my room.. I was woken up 4 times before 7am by people leaving.

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

Wake up, & head over to breakfast; right next door. Chat with new friends & get excited about today’s activities!

Ok, where to go? Uhm.. was there a cafe around the corner? Or just a bar..? Better check online.. Ouch - expensive!

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

We got picked up in massive 4 wheel-drives right from our door, straight to Fraser Island - so easy. Didn’t have to think about anything!

Woke up so late this morning - we had to catch a taxi into town to meet the pick-up for our Fraser Island tour. Woops. Otherwise definitely would have missed it.

SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

Best day! We went on a day trip to the largest sand island in the world - Fraser Island, saw a real dingo, and swam in some of the most crystal clear water I’ve ever seen! One I’ll definitely remember forever.

We went on a day trip to the largest sand island in the world - Fraser Island. It was a great day - though I’m definitley spending my savings faster than I was expecting; I wonder if Mom & Dad can help...?

TRAVEL BUDDIES

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Love these guys! I’ve never felt so bonded with people so quickly before! Ohh, I’m going miss them so much after this trip... I’ll have to go visit them - perfect excuse to travel!!

Had such a fun night with those guys last night - shame they’re going home tomorrow, would have been nice to get to know them. Oh well, surely I’ll meet more nice people.

FREE TIME

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The Eco-Camp is in a beautiful National Park, right on a bay. We went for a swim, saw kangaroos, then visited the micro-brewery on site to taste some delicious, very local beers!

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Ok, I heard there’s a local brewery in a National Park that’s really good. Though if we have a few drinks we’ll definitely have to get a cab home later. TOTAL BY YOURSELF

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COST PER DAY (INCL FREE TIME)

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COST PER DAY (PLUS FREE TIME)

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Only C$200 deposit to secure your trip today, giving you the freedom to change your mind without breaking the bank.

We accept Mastercard, Amex, Discoverer & Visa, so whichever way you like to pay you know that your money will reach us safely.

If you change your mind, you never really lose your deposit with us. We’ll put it towards another trip in the future or you can gift it to a friend. Flex Deposit is in Canadian dollars. See p.82 for more.

Booked the wrong date? Need to change your trip? No worries. We let you make those kinda changes for free. We’re cool like that. See p.82 for more.

Unlike other travel companies, we don’t need full payment until 45 days before you leave so you can spread the cost out over time.

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BEACHES & REEFS + THE KIWI BUCKET LIST 24 Days, 2 Countries.....................p.30 & p.70 REEFS & RAINFORESTS + THE KIWI BUCKET LIST 25 Days, 2 Countries.....................p.32 & p.70 THE SUN SEEKER + THE KIWI BUCKET LIST 19 Days, 2 Countries.....................p.36 & p.70

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The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, TranzAlpine train journey, festival tickets, extra accommodation & Free Time Add-Ons). Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights to/from Australia or New Zealand that start or end your trip. Discounts are subject to availability & may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You can combine the Contiki+ discount (past traveller) and the multi trip discount (2nd trip discount) with group discounts (Book Together) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Multiple discounts are added incrementally and not as a total amount off the gross price. It is possible to use a Contiki+ discount (past traveller) with a multi-trip discount on the same booking, however only one 5% discount will be applied per trip. Group discounts (â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Book Togetherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) are available on all trips. *The 5% multi-trip discount will be applied to the lower priced of your two (or more) trips to Australia or New Zealand, please contact Contiki or your travel agent to apply relevant discounts when booking your trip. The trip used for the per day comparison is the Beaches & Reefs (without sailing) p.30. The estimated pricing is based on exchange rates as of the 19th November 2018.


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Australia. FROM BUSH TO BAY, R AINFOREST TO REEF; AUSTR ALIA IS ALL KINDS OF PAR ADISE Get a slice of life Down Under with Contiki, as we: — Snorkel through the colourful, underwater utopia that is the Great Barrier Reef — Toast a rose-tinted sunset with sweeping views over epic Uluru — >Zm[nlamn\d^ke^Zkg[hhf^kZg`& makhpbg`bgZgZ[hkb`bgZe\hffngbmr ]^^ibgma^hnm[Z\d — E^Zkgmhlnk_lZenm^ma^lngpbma rh`Zhgma^[^Z\aZmma^[ha^fbZg iZkZ]bl^h_;rkhg;Zr — Lfbe^ZmZ\kh\h]be^\n]]e^dhZeZlZm <nkknf[bgPbe]eb_^LZg\mnZkr

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SO WHAT IS TRAVELLING AUSTRALIA WITH CONTIKI ALL ABOUT:

REAL, LOCAL EXPERIENCES That uncover an unforgettably authentic Australia SMALLER GROUPS That allow for local, immersive experiences and comfy, conveniently located accommodation TAILORED TRANSPORTATION That knows when to whizz you from A-B on a speedy ï¬&#x201A;ight, and when to soak up some serenity on a scenic train or coach journey OUR MUNCH PHILOSOPHY That always puts delicious local food at the heart of your Aussie adventure


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WAYS TO TRAVEL

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Travel experiences created with you in mind.


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Our different travel styles are all about giving you choice. Differentiated by how many places you want to visit and how much you want included in the price, it means you know exactly what you’re getting when you travel with us in Australia. No matter the style, every trip with us delivers value without compromise.

We’ve got 3 ways to travel in Australia: IN-DEPTH EXPLORER GO LOCAL

A GLASS OF SPARKLING AT ULURU, AUSTRALIA

Culturally rich & geared towards getting under the skin of a particular country or region, this is In-Depth Explorer as you know it. But in Australia, our trips are small groups. Travel up the East Coast with max 30 new friends, or explore the Outback in groups of max 25. If you’ve travelled with us before, then you’re in luck; this is the

same amazing Contiki experience. You’ll meet a group of like-minded wanderers from around the world, but smaller groups means more local access; speedier transportation for more time exploring, central accommodation & an experience that will have you leaving Australia like one of the locals.

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T RANSP ORTAT ION S EE P.25

It’s a damn big country, so we include internal flights, comfy coaches & scenic trains to whisk you around Australia giving you max exploring time.

EXP ERIENCES SEE P.20

Lots of included experiences plus a menu of Free Time Add-Ons - all to get you immersed in the local cultures & way of life.

ACCOMMODATION

FOOD

SEE P.22

SEE P.8

Hostels, 4 to a room, right in the action, & Special Stays nestled in nature - like an eco-camp in the Noosa Everglades.

Breakfast included most days, plus local experiences like trying damper & billy tea, plus your Trip Manager’s little black book of foodie hotspots.

SMALL GROUPS

Smaller groups, means max 30 people on the East Coast, 25 in the Outback. You’ll have a truly local experience, with accommodation close to the action, and immersive experiences while still getting to meet a group of like-minded travel buddies from around the world. All of our In-Depth Explorer trips are Small Group trips in Australia.

Plus, check out our other awesome ways to travel.

SAILING & CRUISE

SHORT STAYS

Sun, sea and sand. Feel the sun on the Whitsundays, or see colourful coral diving the great Barrier Reef. See p.48 for more.

For life’s moments. Spend a sparkly NYE on a boat with the best views of the Harbour Bridge fireworks. See p.46 for more.


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EXPERIENCES WITH NO REGRETS Make every moment count –– that’s what our experiences are all about. Travel is about the places you visit, but it’s what you do in that destination that really makes the difference. You want to be amazed. You want to connect to a culture. You want to do something utterly incredible; something you never even knew you could do. So that’s how we’ve designed our experiences. Iconic, unique and unexpected, take your pick and create a trip that is bespoke to you, and your budget.

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We split our experiences into two groups – No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS These are experiences included in the cost of your trip. Because if trying to stand up on a surfboard in Australian waves isn’t an essential, then we don’t know what is.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS Want to do something awesome with your free time? Take your pick from our menu of Add-Ons. These are the kinds of experiences you never even imagined you’d be doing in Australia, available to buy once you’re on your trip.

The icons. THE THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS. It’s Australia, so damn right you want to check off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the snow-white beaches of the Whitsundays, and the sacred site of Uluru, plus meet all of Australia’s cute, furry locals (and a few not so cute and furry ones). We’ll show you them all, but with a Contiki twist, like skipping the line, or going behind the scenes with a local.

Snap selfies with fluffy koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Toast a sunset at Uluru with Champagne Attempt to stand up, learning to surf at bohemian Byron Bay Learn about ancient cultures when you visit Tjapukai Climb the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Try to find Nemo Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef

Look out for the No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons icons on trip pages to see what you will experience on each trip. #NOREGRETS: 1. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Queensland @hustlethenflow; 2. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney @girlsjustwannahaverum; 3. Champagne sunsets, Uluru, @kathi_bo; 4. Helicopter ride over Uluru, @annaholling 5. Try your hand at surfing, @meganprocenko; 6. Lake McKenzie swims, Fraser Island @elmelling


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It’s important. Time to discover on your own, to get off the beaten path and hunt down those out-of-the-way experiences. Even time to get lost. We organize a bunch of stuff, but we also know having time to yourself is super important. All of our trips include loads of free time each day, giving you the freedom to do your own thing.

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The unique.

The unexpected.

THE THINGS YOU ONLY GET WITH CONTIKI.

THE THINGS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU.

Tapping into the local way of life is what we pride ourselves on, and our experiences reflect this. Yoga on the beach in Byron, learn ochre painting from a local Indigenous couple, and cook damper on a campfire on a working farm, these are just some of the unique experiences we have to offer.

With us, expect the unexpected. Who knew you’d be the one ziplining through the oldest rainforest in the world, facing fears bungy jumping in Cairns or riding a camel around Uluru - followed up with a cold beer? We did. We do loads of things we know you’ll love.

Try bushtucker & see if your boomerang comes back at Pudakul Drop into Hosanna Farm, for a chat, damper & Billy tea Hike the Blue Mountains & see if they live up to their name, Sydney Take a dip in the idyllic Florence Falls See ancient aboriginal rock art at Kakadu Sample locally-brewed beer at Stone & Wood Brewery, Byron Bay

Sip champagne & watch the NYE fireworks off Sydney Harbour bridge, all from the water Meet your neighbours: kangaroos, at Habitat Noosa, eco-camp, Noosa Everglades ‘Jungle surf’ the world’s oldest rainforest at Cape Tribulation Cruise the outback on a camel, then unwind, cold beer in hand Ride the Skyrail through lush rainforest to Kuranda

Wake up feeling zen with sunrise yoga on the beach at Byron

Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasion, 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.


more than just a bed

Central hostels & eco-conscious Special Stays, or sailing the Whitsundays. These are the places you’ll stay in Australia. Think great locations, the best vibes and the ultimate experience e xperience for for you. you. STALK EXACTLY WHERE YOU’LL BE STAYING ON EVERY TRIP OVER AT CONTIKI.COM/WHERE-YOULL-SLEEP

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f you’re looking for accommodation that’s more than just a place to lay your head, you’re in the right spot. In cities and towns, you’ll be right in the action, sleeping in trendy hotels, or soak up nature at Special Stays nestled in the bush in National parks.

Or you can choose to soak up the sun, sailing the Whitsundays in a sailboat. Because no one has time for lumpy pillows when there’s a whole country to explore.

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hostels AVAILABLE ON ALL AUSTRALIA TRIPS MORE ON P.26

We’ve partnered with some cool hostels in Australia, so you’ll sleep easy & wake up right in the action. Comfy, with mostly 4 people to a OUTBACK PIONEER, ULURU

room (occasionally 6 share), you’ll sleep sound, with the added bonus of saving some cash for more activities.

WAKE UP HOSTEL, BYRON BAY

GILLIGAN’S HOSTEL, CAIRNS

special stays AVAILABLE ON MOST IN-DEPTH EXPLORER TRIPS MORE ON P.26

In the Noosa Everglades, you can meet resident kangaroos at the environmentally friendly eco-camp, Habitat Noosa. The eco-camp even has an on-site microANBINIK BUSH BUNGALOW, KAKADU

brewery for the craft beer lovers. And in Kakadu, make yourself at home at our Bush Bungalows, where local birds will sing you to sleep after a busy day exploring.

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boats AVAILABLE ON ALL TRIPS WITH WHITSUNDAYS SAILING OPTIONS MORE ON P.50

Salty swims & sun-kissed skin by day, & in the evening let your Aussie captain cook up a BBQ storm. Sleep below deck THE DECK

with all your new best friends– or you could even drift off counting the stars on deck. Start summer dreaming now. BELOW-DECK CABIN

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TOWNS VISITED Each with their own weird and wonderful character

That’s our crew of Trip Managers. Professional, insightful, and always ready to go, our team are locals who can’t wait to show you their backyard. Our Contiki Trip Managers are

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a never ending source of knowledge and good vibes, and will be the ultimate travel buddies. See contiki. com/australia/team to meet them all.

HUMPTY DOO An actual town that we visit

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of fun facts & knowledge shared each day.

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when you travel with us.

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thrown with enthusiasm

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JILL

CHLOE

Trip Manager @siant90

Trip Manager @contikijill

Trip Manager @chlolinds

WA NNABE C R O C O D I L E- HUN TER. WILL TRAVEL FOR TUNES, SUN & GOOD COMPANY

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GETTING COACHES

AROUND T R A N S P O R TAT I O N T H AT ’ S TA I L O R E D T O Y O U R T R I P Australia is big. Like really, seriously big. So we don’t waste time getting you around the country. We whisk you - and your luggage - from door to door in comfort and style. We’ll take scenic trains, comfy private coaches, & speedy internal flights to make the most of our time on the ground (or on the water).

PREMIUM AIRLINES

PREMIUM AIRLINES

TRAIN FROM AIRLIE BEACH TO CAIRNS

SYDNEY TO WATSONS BAY FERRY

Some journeys are part of the adventure

And sometimes you just want to cover lots of ground quickly. Driving from Darwin to Alice Springs would be a 20 hour trip, so we prefer to fly you there instead. Sometimes though, being on the road is one of the best ways to see Australia - like when we can take time to stop and cuddle koalas at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, or take in the tropical scenery of the coast as we whizz by train from Airlie Beach to Cairns.

SO WHAT DO YOU GET? • Carefully selected internal flights on premium airlines that save you precious travel time • Private air-conditioned coaches for the ultimate road trips • A scenic train ride up the tropical East Coast from Airlie Beach to Cairns • And even a sailboat for cruising the Whitsundays to Whitehaven Beach


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER. GO LOCAL Get to know Australia in-depth, with experiences designed for immersion into the Aussie way of life, all included in the cost of your trip. Take a bushtucker tour, learn to surf, & after days packed with adventure, settle down in comfy mostly 4-share hostels & epic eco-conscious Special Stays.

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Hike the Blue Mountains, and see why they live up to their name, Sydney

Our In-Depth Explorer, small group trips are packed with experiences to get you seeing, breathing, tasting, experiencing and generally living the local way of life. Go for a hike in the Blue Mountains, re-set with yoga on the beach in Byron - you’ll leave as laid back as the locals.

Take a dip in a pure fresh water lake, on the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island

LAKE MCKENZIE, FRASER ISLAND @ALLYPERPICK

Throw a boomerang and wait for it to come back on a Pudakul cultural tour

Have all the feels as you soar over Uluru and The Olgas in a helicopter Morning yoga on the beach at bohemian Byron Bay

MEET VERY CUTE LOCALS AT CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY @ELLENCARTWRIGHT

BEST BRUNCHES, BYRON BAY

sleep in comfort

WAKE UP HOSTEL, SYDNEY

GILLIGAN’S HOSTEL, CAIRNS

ANBINIK BUSH BUNGALOWS, KAKADU

No boring sleeps here. You’ll find a mixture of Special Stays like a an eco-camp in the Noosa Everglades and Bush Bungalows in Kakadu National Park, and comfy hostels, sleeping mostly 4 to a room, but no more than 6. All hand-picked to get you feeling up close & personal with the local area.

eat local On In-Depth Explorer, you’ll have the chance to taste your way around Australia with a mix of classic eats and delicious regional dishes in our favourite local restaurants. When you’re in Aus - you have to try a fresh avo toast.

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Try the weird & wonderful fruits, seeds, damper bread & even grubs found in the Aussie Outback, washed down with tea brewed over an open fire in a billycan.

Practice your best “g’day mate” and chuck another steak on the barbie. With salads & veggies you’ll be an Aussie legend having cooked up your very own BBQ.


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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, included private coach, train & internal flights

5.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit the Blue Mountains • Bush Tucker Experience • Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles • 4WD trip across Fraser Island

F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb F Byron Bay Kayaking F Helicopter ride over Uluru

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FLORENCE FALLS, NORTHERN TERRITORY

SYDNEY, NSW @martycolliver

BYRON BAY, NSW @katkouture

CAIRNS, QLD @heckors

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Ma^hg^maZmlZ+)]Zr extravaganza, from the East Coast to the Outback

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; This morning we'll hit the road for a day trip to the majestic Blue Mountains. Back in Sydney this evening you'll have a chance to visit some vibrant bars & restaurants. Our next Sydney day is free to choose your own adventure: think wine tasting, a sunset harbour cruise, or "Cook your own BBQ". Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Trip to the Blue Mountains F Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door F Sunset Harbour Cruise F Jetboat on the Harbour F Bike tour F Taronga Zoo F Phillip Foote Dinner "Cook your own BBQ" &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; BYRON BAY Bye Sydney! We're jumping on a plane to Byron this morning where we'll start with an included surfing lesson. We'll kickstart our next morning with optional

yoga on the beach, then you have a free day to explore Byron. Make like a local with a breakfast of smashed avo, followed by kayaking, beer tasting or beach hangs. Magic. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Learn to surf' lesson F Byron Bay Kayaking F Beer tasting at a famous brewery F Morning Yoga on the Beach F Sunrise Lighthouse Tour &#;Ă&#x152;0115# It's time to head up the coast to the Noosa Everglades. On the way we'll stop at an authentic Aussie farm & Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Later in the day we'll arrive at Noosa Everglades Eco Camp for the next two nights & relax with a group dinner at the on-site bistro. (B,D) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Hosanna Farm â&#x20AC;˘ Morning Tea - Damper & Billy Tea â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary &#;Ă&#x152;0115# FRASER ISLAND DAY TRIP Wake up to the sound of birds chirping before we head out for a day trip to Fraser Island. Your spirits (& your Insta Likes) will be at an all-time high as we cruise around the world's largest sand island & enjoy a tasty lunch on us. (B,L) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Fraser Island Day Trip &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;6*' WHITSUNDAYS Goodbye to the Glades, hello to the pristine beaches

of the Whitsundays. Today we'll hop on a plane & land in tropical Airlie Beach for the next 2 nights. With 74 perfect islands at your fingertips, take up our optional day sailing excursion. Hostel (B)(B) F Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling & lunch &#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5#+.+0) WHITSUNDAYS OPTION Today we'll hop on a plane and land in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach. We'll head to the marina where we'll begin our Whitsundays sailing adventure: a day & two nights spent cruising pristine waters, snorkelling coral reefs & lying on white sands. Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as we make our way around the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. Soak it all in! Code: BWUS Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

&#;Ă&#x152;&#49+0 Board your morning flight to Darwin & get ready to greet the Northern Territory. We'll waste no time getting into it as we head out for an optional visit to Crocosaurus Cove. You'll even have the option to swim with the crocs in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cage of Death'. Hostel (B) F Crocosaurus Cove Entry F Cage of Death &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; KAKADU Kakadu, we're coming for you! But first we have a Darwin city tour, then a heavenly dip at Florence Falls. With 2Â nights at our Special Stay Bush Bungalows, we'll have a full day to explore Kakadu, uncover the local aboriginal

culture & witness ancient rock art. (B,D)(B) Â? Bush Bungalows Special Stay

us) at sunset. The following day we'll hike around King's Canyon & the Garden of Eden. There'll be an option of a scenic flight over the ancient landscape before we fire up the BBQ one last time. Lodge (B)(B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ The Olgas and Walpa Gorge â&#x20AC;˘ See Uluru at sunrise & toast it at sunset â&#x20AC;˘ Visit ANZAC Hill (Alice Springs) F Sunset Camel Ride

&#;Ă&#x152;&#49+0 Wake up to an awe-inspiring hike to Kakadu's famous Ubirr lookout. Humbled by all the natural splendour, tonight we'll head back to Darwin - but not before we tick another box: 'bush tucker' & boomerang throwing. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Ubirr Lookout Hike â&#x20AC;˘ Bush Tucker Experience

&#;Ă&#x152;7.747 This morning we'll say our sad farewells to our Contiki family. Australia, we'll never forget what we've experienced together. And remember, it's not goodbye, just see you soon.

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;7.747 Today we board a flight to Alice Springs. After a quick visit to ANZAC Hill & Simpson's Gap, we'll have 3Â nights in the iconic Uluru, starting with bubbles (on

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Jessica Jackson &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CAIRNS After a scenic train ride we'll arrive in palm-fringed Cairns, where you can sign up for an optional snorkelling day trip out to explore the Great Barrier Reef. The next day, we have a Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai. Looking for something a bit more adventurous? Opt for a bungy jump or rafting the Barron River Hostel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Dreamtime Experience at Tjapukai F AJ Hackett Bungy Jump F White Water Rafting F Great Barrier Reef Cruise F Skyrail Day Trip

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/walkabout. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info.* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1955/add C$495 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add C$1815/add C$455 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Sydney 8:00am & end Uluru 8:00am. O Trip spends Christmas in Cairns. 4 Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Sydney. Please Note: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, Great Barrier Reef Trip & Cage of Death can be pre-booked at the same time as your Big Walkabout trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#BIGWALKABOUT

&#;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; Welcome to Sydney! Meet up with your brand new travel family & set out to explore this cosmopolitan & eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you a tour of Sydney's highlights before you spend the afternoon at Bondi Beach. Hostel â&#x20AC;˘ Sydney orientation tour inc. Mrs Macquarie Chair, Opera House & ferry to Watsons Bay â&#x20AC;˘ Afternoon at Bondi Beach F Harbour Bridge Climb

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4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Surf lesson in Byron Bay • Visit Hosanna Farm • Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Fraser Island Day Trip

F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb F Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef F Whitewater Rafting

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WHITSUNDAYS, QLD @shayesul

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, QLD @ashalowes

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The one that lets you soak up the sun, white sands & glistening shores of the East Coast

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; This morning we'll hit the road for a day trip to the majestic Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Ridge area. Back in Sydney this evening you'll have a chance to visit some vibrant rooftop bars & restaurants. Our next Sydney day is free to choose your own adventure: think wine tasting, a sunset harbour cruise, & "Cook your own BBQ" dinner with freshlycaught seafood & succulent steak. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Trip to the Blue Mountains F Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door F Sunset Harbour Cruise F Jetboat on the Harbour F Bike tour F Taronga Zoo F Phillip Foote Dinner "Cook your own BBQ" &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; BYRON BAY Bye Sydney! We're jumping

on a plane to Byron this morning where we'll live out all our hippie dreams, starting with an included surfing lesson. We'll kickstart our next morning with optional morning yoga on the beach, then you have a free day to explore Byron. Make like a local & opt for a breakfast of smashed avo on toast, followed by kayaking, beer tasting & chillaxing on the beach. Magic. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Learn to surf' lesson F Byron Bay Kayaking F Beer Tasting at famous Brewery F Morning Yoga on the Beach F Sunrise Lighthouse Tour

(& your Insta likes) will be at an all-time high in this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes & dense rainforests. We'll cruise around the world's largest sand island before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch on us. (B,L) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Fraser Island Day Trip

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&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;6*' WHITSUNDAYS Goodbye to the Glades, hello to the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. Today we'll hop on a plane & land in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach for the next 2 nights. Check out the cafes & bars, or with 74 perfect islands at your fingertips & FOMO kicking in, get out & explore one of the world's most lusted-after destinations with our optional day sailing excursion. Hostel (B)(B) F Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling & lunch

&#;Ă&#x152;0115# It's time to head up the coast to the Noosa Everglades. On the way we'll stop at an authentic Aussie farm & Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll see koalas, kangaroos & crocodiles up close & personal. Later in the day we'll arrive at our Noosa Everglades Eco Camp destination for the next two nights & relax with a group dinner at the on-site bistro. (B,D) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Hosanna Farm â&#x20AC;˘ Morning Tea - Damper & Billy Tea â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5#+.+0) WHITSUNDAYS OPTION Today we'll hop on a plane & land in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach. We'll head to the marina where we'll begin our Whitsundays sailing adventure: a day & two nights spent cruising pristine waters, snorkelling coral reefs & lying on white sands. Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as we make our way around the 74Â islands that make up the Whitsundays. Soak it all in! Code: BRCS Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

&#;Ă&#x152;0115# FRASER ISLAND DAY TRIP Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our eco camp this morning before we head out for a day trip to Fraser Island. Your spirits

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&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;%#+405 After a scenic train ride we'll arrive in the palm tree paradise of Cairns, the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef. Here you can sign up for an optional snorkelling day trip out to explore the colourful wonders of the reef. The next day, we'll take you on a Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai. The adventure

continues with an optional bungy jump or white water rafting. Hostel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Dreamtime Experience at Tjapukai F AJ Hackett Bungy Jump F White Water Rafting F Great Barrier Reef Cruise &#;Ă&#x152;%#+405 This final day is yours to

explore. Make the most of it with an optional day trip on the scenic cable car, Skyrail, through Australia's World Heritage-listed rainforest & a visit to the unique hippievillage Kuranda. Your trip finishes in Cairns in the late afternoon. (B) F Skyrail Day Trip '0&2/%#+405

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/beaches. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info.* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1239/add C$265 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add C$1099/add C$225 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Sydney 8.00am & end Cairns 5.00pm. O Trip spends Christmas in Cairns. Q Trip spends Christmas in Byron Bay. X Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Cairns. 4 Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Sydney. Please Note: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb & Great Barrier Reef Trip can be pre-booked at the same time as your Beaches and Reefs trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#BEACHESANDREEFS

&#;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; Welcome to Sydney! Meet up with your brand new travel family & set out to explore this sun drenched, cosmopolitan & eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney's best bits as you get a tour of the highlights before spending the afternoon at Bondi Beach. Hostel â&#x20AC;˘ Sydney orientation tour inc. Mrs Macquarie Chair, Opera House & ferry to Watsons Bay â&#x20AC;˘ Afternoon at Bondi Beach F Harbour Bridge Climb

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, all private coach transportation, train & internal flights

• Spend an afternoon at Bondi Beach • Visit the Blue Mountains • Surf in Byron Bay • Tjapukai Aboriginal Dreamtime Experience

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb F Day Sailing trip to Whitehaven with lunch F Byron Bay Kayaking

#REEFSANDRAINFORESTS

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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

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SYDNEY, NSW

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&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; BYRON BAY Bye Sydney! We're jumping on a plane to Byron this morning where we'll live out all our hippie dreams, starting with an included surfing lesson. We'll kickstart our next morning with optional morning yoga on the beach, then you have a free day to explore Byron. Make like a local & opt for a breakfast of smashed avo on toast,

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Fraser Island (Day Trip)

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&#;Ă&#x152;0115# It's time to head up the coast to the Noosa Everglades. On the way we'll stop at an authentic Aussie farm & Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll see koalas, kangaroos & crocodiles up close & personal. Later in the day we'll arrive at our Noosa Everglades Eco Camp destination for the next two nights & relax with a group dinner at the on-site bistro. (B,D) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Hosanna Farm â&#x20AC;˘ Morning Tea - Damper & Billy Tea â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary &#;Ă&#x152;0115# FRASER ISLAND DAY TRIP Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our eco camp this morning before we head out for a day trip to Fraser Island. Your spirits (& your Insta likes) will be at an all-time high in this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes & dense rainforests. We'll cruise around the world's largest sand island before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch on us. (B,L) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Fraser Island Day Trip

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followed by kayaking, beer tasting & chillaxing on the beach. Magic. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Learn to surf' lesson F Byron Bay Kayaking F Beer tasting at a famous brewery F Morning Yoga on the Beach F Sunrise Lighthouse Tour

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Blue Mountains (Day Trip)

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;6*' WHITSUNDAYS Goodbye to the Glades, hello to the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. Today we'll hop on a plane & land in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach for the next 2 nights. Check out the cafes & bars, or with 74 perfect islands at your fingertips & FOMO kicking in, get out & explore one of the world's most lusted-after destinations with our optional day sailing excursion. Hostel (B)(B) F Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling & lunch &#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5#+.+0) WHITSUNDAYS OPTION Today weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hop on a plane & land in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll head to the marina where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll begin our Whitsundays sailing adventure: a day & two nights spent cruising pristine waters, snorkelling coral reefs & lying on white sands. Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as we make our way around the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. Soak it all in! Code: RRCS Boat (B,D) (B,L,D) &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; CAIRNS After a scenic train ride we'll arrive in the palm tree paradise of Cairns, the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef. Here you can sign up for an optional snorkelling day trip out to explore the colourful wonders of the reef. The next day, we'll take you on a Dreamtime experience

at Tjapukai. Looking for something a bit more advernturous? Opt for a bungy jump or rafting on the Barron River. Hostel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai F Great Barrier Reef Cruise F AJ Hackett Bungy Jump F White Water Rafting &#;Ă&#x152;%#2' TRIBULATION This morning we depart Cairns for our final stop, Cape Tribulation. We'll pit-stop at Alexandra Lookout for a breath-taking photo op, then you have the option to explore the world's oldest rainforest, with a chance to 'jungle surf' - whizzing over the leafy canopies on a zip-line. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Photo Stop at Alexandra Lookout F Jungle SurďŹ ng (Ziplining) &#;Ă&#x152;%#+405 Making our way back to Cairns, we'll take a guided walk up to a lookout followed by a visit to Marrdja Boardwalk, and a stop in Port Douglas where you'll have free time for lunch. Then we're back on the coach for a last drive to wrap up our trip. Make sure you say your goodbyes to your new-found family as your trip ends on arrival back into Cairns late afternoon. (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the beautiful township of Port Douglas '0&2/%#+405

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/reefs. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info.* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1279/add C$309 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add C$1139/add C$269 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Sydney 8:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm. O Trip spends Christmas in Cairns. Q Trip spends Christmas in Byron Bay. X Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Cairns. 4 Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Sydney. Please Note: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb & Great Barrier Reef Trip can be pre-booked at the same time as your Reefs & Rainforests trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#REEFSANDRAINFORESTS

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; This morning we'll hit the road for a day trip to the majestic Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Ridge area. Back in Sydney this evening you'll have a chance to visit some vibrant rooftop bars & restaurants. Our next Sydney day is free to choose your own adventure: think wine tasting, a sunset harbour cruise, & "Cook your own BBQ" dinner with freshlycaught seafood & succulent steak. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Trip to the Blue Mountains F Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door

&#;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; Welcome to Sydney! Meet up with your brand new travel family & set out to explore this sun drenched, cosmopolitan & eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney's best bits as you get a tour of the highlights before spending the afternoon at Bondi Beach. Hostel â&#x20AC;˘ Sydney orientation tour inc. Mrs Macquarie Chair, Opera House & ferry to Watsons Bay â&#x20AC;˘ Afternoon at Bondi Beach F Harbour Bridge Climb

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, included private coach, train & internal flights

• Guided walk Reef & Marrdja Boardwalk • Dreamtime Experience at Tjapukai • Sydney Harbour Cruise

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb F Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef F Day Sailing trip to Whitehaven with lunch

#CAPETOCOAST

SMALL GROUP TRIP

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

CAPE TO COAST

WHITSUNDAYS, QLD

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The one that takes you through beaches, bushwalks, rainforest & The Reef in 2 weeks

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Fraser Island

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Blue Mountains (Day Trip)

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&#;Ă&#x152;%#2' TRIBULATION Welcome to sunny Cairns! This morning we head to our first stop - Cape Tribulation. We'll pit-stop at Alexandra Lookout for a breathtaking photo op, then you have the option to explore the world's oldest rainforest, with a chance to 'jungle surf' - whizzing over the leafy canopies on a zip-line. Hostel â&#x20AC;˘ Alexandra Lookout Photo Stop F Jungle SurďŹ ng (Ziplining)

&#;Ă&#x152;%#+405 Making our way back to Cairns, we'll take a guided walk up to a lookout followed by a visit to Marrdja Boardwalk, & a stop in Port Douglas where you'll have free time for lunch. Then we're back on the coach for our drive to Cairns. Hostel (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Mangrove boardwalk with our expert Local Guide â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Port Douglas &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;%#+405 Cairns is the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5#+.+0) WHITSUNDAYS OPTION Today we'll hop on a scenic train and arrive in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach. We'll head to the marina where we'll begin our Whitsundays sailing adventure: a day & two nights spent cruising pristine waters, snorkelling coral reefs & lying on white sands. Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as we make our way around the 74Â islands that make up the Whitsundays. Soak it all in! Code: CCSS Boat (B,D) (B,L,D)

&#;Ă&#x152;$;410$#; It's time to head to Byron Bay where we'll live out all our hippie dreams. On the way we'll stop at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see koalas, kangaroos & crocodiles up close & personal & at an authentic Aussie farm. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Hosanna Farm â&#x20AC;˘ Afternoon Tea - Damper & Billy Tea â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

(Day Trip)

2

& you won't run out of activities to do whilst here. We'll take you on a Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai & then why not continue the adventure with an optional Skyrail rainforest day trip & visit to hippie-village Kuranda. You can also sign up for an optional snorkelling day trip out to explore the colourful wonders of the reef. Hostel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Dreamtime Experience at Tjapukai F AJ Hackett Bungy Jump F White Water Rafting F Great Barrier Reef Cruise F Skyrail Day Trip

&#;Ă&#x152;0115# EVERGLADES It's time to head down the coast to Noosa Everglades. We'll jump on a flight & arrive in our Noosa Everglades Eco Camp destination for the next two nights & relax with a group dinner at the on-site bistro. (B,D) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay

&#;Ă&#x152;$;410$#; After a morning learning to ride the iconic waves of the East Coast, you have a free day to explore Byron. Make like a local & opt for a breakfast of smashed avo on toast, followed by kayaking, beer tasting & chillaxing on the beach. Magic. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Learn to surf' lesson F Byron Bay Kayaking F Beer tasting at a famous brewery F Morning Yoga on the Beach F Sunrise Lighthouse Tour

&#;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; We'll board a flight this morning & head to our final stop, Sydney where we'll set out to explore this sun drenched, cosmopolitan & eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney's best bits as you make your way to iconic Bondi Beach. Wrap up the evening with a sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sunset Cruise on Sydney Harbour &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SYDNEY Our first full Sydney day is free to choose your own adventure: think wine tasting, climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cook your own BBQâ&#x20AC;? dinner with freshly-caught seafood & succulent steak. The next morning weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hit the road for a day trip to the majestic Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Ridge area. Back in Sydney say goodbye to your new-found family as our trip ends this evening. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Trip to the Blue Mountains F Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door F Jetboat on the Harbour F Bike Tour F Taronga Zoo F Phillip Foote Dinner â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cook your own BBQâ&#x20AC;? F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb '0&2/5;&0';

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/cape-coast. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info.* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1255/add C$319 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add C$1115/add C$279 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Cairns 7:00am & end Sydney 5:00pm. V Trip spends Christmas in Sydney. X Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Cairns. Please Note: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb & Great Barrier Reef Trip can be pre-booked at the same time as your Cape to Coast trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#CAPETOCOAST

WHITSUNDAYS

2

Airlie Beach

&#;Ă&#x152;0115# FRASER ISLAND DAY TRIP Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our eco camp this morning before we head out for a day trip to Fraser Island. Your spirits (& your Insta likes) will be at an all-time high in this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes & dense rainforests. We'll cruise around the world's largest sand island before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch on us. (B,L) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Fraser Island Day Trip

SMALL GROUP TRIP

1 Port Douglas

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;6*' WHITSUNDAYS Goodbye Cairns, hello to the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. Today we'll hop on a scenic train & arrive in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach for the next 2 nights. Check out the cafes & bars, or with 74 perfect islands at your fingertips & FOMO kicking in, get out & explore one of the world's most lustedafter destinations with our optional day sailing excursion. Hostel (B)(B) F Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach with snorkelling & lunch


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

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C$1775 C$222 *

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*

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NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, included private coach, train & internal flights

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Trip across Fraser Island with lunch & drinks • Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai

4.8 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Great Barrier Reef Cruise F Whitewater raft the mighty Barron River F Skyrail Day trip

#SUNSEEKER

SMALL GROUP TRIP

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

THE SUN SEEKER

LAKE MCKENZIE, QLD @Lisaelbik

CAIRNS, QLD @travelphotoskiwi

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, QLD @elmelling

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before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch on us. (B,L) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Fraser Island Day Trip

our optional day sailing excursion. Hostel (B)(B) F Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling & lunch

&#;Ă&#x152;0115# '8'4).#&'5 FRASER ISLAND DAY TRIP Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our Eco Camp this morning before we head out for a day trip to Fraser Island. Your spirits (& your Insta likes) will be at an all-time high in this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes & dense rainforests. We'll cruise around the world's largest sand island

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;6*' WHITSUNDAYS Goodbye to the Glades, hello to the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. Today we'll hop on a plane and land in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach for the next 2 nights. Check out the cafes & bars, or with 74 perfect islands at your fingertips & FOMO kicking in, get out and explore one of the world's most lustedafter destinations with

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5#+.+0) WHITSUNDAYS OPTION Today we'll hop on a plane & land in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach. We'll head to the marina where we'll begin our Whitsundays sailing adventure: a day & two nights spent cruising pristine waters, snorkelling coral reefs & lying on white sands. Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as we make our way around the 74Â islands that make up the Whitsundays. Soak it all in! Code: SSCS Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

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Barrier Reef. Here you can sign up for an optional snorkelling day trip out to explore the colourful wonders of the reef. The next day, we'll take you on a Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai, then you're free to unleash your inner adrenaline junkie & sign up for bungy jumping or white-water rafting. Hostel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Dreamtime Experience at Tjapukai F Great Barrier Reef Cruise F White Water Rafting F AJ Hackett Bungy Jump

&#;Ă&#x152;%#+405 This final day is yours to explore. Make the most of it with an optional day trip on the scenic cable car, Skyrail, through Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Heritage-listed rainforest & a visit to the unique hippievillage Kuranda. Your trip finishes in Cairns in the late afternoon. (B) F Skyrail Day Trip '0&2/%#+405

For what I spent on this trip, for all the aweinspiring amazing moments I had. The people I was around & the unforgettable sights that I had seen. All aspects of this trip were done professionally & there was never a dull moment. I loved every moment of this trip & bmllhf^mabg`Bphg m^o^k_hk`^m%[^bg`bg Australia. Joseph Burke

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/seeker. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$605/add C$155 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add C$465/add C$115 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Byron Bay 8:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm. O Trip spends Christmas in Cairns. X Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Cairns. Please Note: Great Barrier Reef Trip can be pre-booked at the same time as your Sun Seeker trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#SUNSEEKER

&#;Ă&#x152;$;410$#; NOOSA EVERGLADES Hello Byron Bay! Say hello to your new Contiki family, it's time to head up the coast to sunny Noosa Everglades. On the way we'll stop at an authentic Aussie farm & Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll see koalas, kangaroos & crocodiles up close & personal. Later in the day we'll arrive at our Noosa Everglades Eco Camp destination for the next two nights & relax with a group dinner at the on-site bistro. (D) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay

SMALL GROUP TRIP

START 8AM BYRON BAY


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/EASTERN-ESCAPE

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

13

NEW TRIP

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

12 NIGHTS Special Stays: 2 nights Eco Camp & 10 nights in hostels. Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in hostels for 2 nights on a boat

FROM

C$2895 C$223 *

15 INCLUDED MEALS 12 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) 2 dinner (D) Sailing option: 12 breakfasts (B) 2 lunches (L) 4 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, all private coach transportation, train & internal flights

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai • Fraser Island Day Trip • Visit Hosanna Farm • Sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb F Day Sailing trip to Whitehaven with lunch F Byron Bay Kayaking

#EASTERNESCAPE

SMALL GROUP TRIP

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

EASTERN ESCAPE

LAKE MCKENZIE, QLD

NOOSA, QLD @contiki

CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, QLD @Markheap

SYDNEY, NSW @contiki

WHITEHAVEN BEACH, QLD @Cazza0610


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that hits up East Coast icons like the Whitsundays, The Reef, Sydney & Byron

&#;Ă&#x152;%#+405 Welcome to sunny Cairns! Your trip begins at 6pm this evening where you'll get to meet your new-found Contiki family! Hostel (D) &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;%#+405 Cairns is the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef & you won't run out of activities to do whilst here. We'll take you on a Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai & then why not continue the adventure with an optional Skyrail rainforest day trip & visit to hippie-village Kuranda. You can also sign up for an optional snorkeling day trip out to explore the colourful wonders of the reef. Hostel (B)(B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Dreamtime experience at Tjapukai F AJ Hackett Bungy Jump F White Water Rafting F Skyrail Day Trip F Great Barrier Reef Cruise

&#;Ă&#x152;0115# EVERGLADES It's time to head down the coast to the Noosa Everglades. We'll jump on a flight & arrive in our Noosa Everglades Eco Camp destination for the next two nights & relax with a group dinner at the on-site bistro. (B,D) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;6*' WHITSUNDAYS Goodbye Cairns, hello to the pristine beaches of the Whitsundays. Today we'll hop on a scenic train & arrive in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach for the next 2 nights. Check out the cafes & bars, or with 74 perfect islands at your fingertips & FOMO kicking in, get out & explore one of the world's most lustedafter destinations with our optional day sailing excursion. Hostel (B)(B) F Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling & lunch

&#;Ă&#x152;0115# EVERGLADES / FRASER ISLAND DAY TRIP Wake up to the sound of birds chirping at our eco camp this morning before we head out for a day trip to Fraser Island. Your spirits (& your Insta likes) will be at an all-time high in this day full of sand dunes, scenic lakes & dense rainforests. We'll cruise around the world's largest sand island before you appease your hunger with a tasty lunch on us. (B,L) Â? Eco Camp Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Fraser Island Day Trip

&#;Ă&#x152;$;410$#; It's time to head to Byron Bay where we'll live out all our hippie dreams. On the way we'll stop at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you'll see koalas, kangaroos & crocodiles up close & personal & an authentic Aussie farm. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Hosanna Farm â&#x20AC;˘ Morning Tea - Damper & Billy Tea â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; SYDNEY Our first full Sydney day is free to choose your own adventure: think wine tasting, climbing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge or a "Cook your own BBQ" dinner with freshly-caught seafood & succulent steak. The next morning we'll hit the road for a day trip to the majestic Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Ridge area. Back in Sydney say goodbye to

&#;Ă&#x152;$;410$#; After a morning learning to ride the iconic waves of the East Coast, you have a free day to explore Byron. Make like a local & opt for a breakfast of smashed avo on toast, followed by kayaking, beer tasting & chillaxing on the beach. Magic. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ 'Learn to Surf' Lesson F Byron Bay Kayaking F Beer tasting at a famous brewery F Morning Yoga on the Beach F Sunrise Lighthouse Tour &#;Ă&#x152;5;&0'; We'll board a flight this morning & head to our final stop, Sydney where we'll set out to explore this sun drenched, cosmopolitan & eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney's best bits as you get a tour of the highlights before spending the afternoon at Bondi Beach, then wrap up the evening with a sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour. Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Sunset Cruise on Sydney Harbour

your new-found family as our trip ends this evening. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Trip to the Blue Mountains F Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door F Jetboat on the Harbour F Bike Tour F Taronga Zoo F Phillip Foote Dinner "Cook your own BBQ" F Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb END 5PM SYDNEY

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special stay Plane Coach or train

START

4

CAIRNS GREAT BARRIER REEF

Airlie Beach

2

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QUEENSLAND

NOOSA EVERGLADES

Fraser Island (Day Trip)

2

Currumbin Farm Visit

2

BYRON BAY

NEW SOUTH WALES END

SYDNEY

2

Blue Mountains (Day Trip)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

End Jul 25 Aug 08 Sep 19 Oct 03

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End Nov 14 Nov 28 Dec 12 Dec 26

Start Dec 28 X  2020 Jan 11 Jan 25

End Jan 09 Jan 23 Feb 06

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2019

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/eastern-escape. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info.* Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1175/add C$275 for second person twin-share. Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add C$1035/add C$235 for second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only). Start Cairns 6:00pm & end Sydney 5:00pm. V Trip spends Christmas in Sydney. X Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Cairns. Please Note: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb & Great Barrier Reef Trip can be pre-booked at the same time as your Eastern Escape trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#EASTERNESCAPE

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5#+.+0) WHITSUNDAYS OPTION Today we'll hop on a scenic train and arrive in the tropical vibes of Airlie Beach. We'll head to the marina where we'll begin our Whitsundays sailing adventure: a day & two nights spent cruising pristine waters, snorkelling coral reefs & lying on white sands. Swim, snorkel, eat & repeat as we make our way around the 74Â islands that make up the Whitsundays. Soak it all in! Code: EESS Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

SMALL GROUP TRIP

START 6PM CAIRNS


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CONTIKI.COM/SURF

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

6

NEW & IMPROVED

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

5 NIGHTS 5 nights in hostels

FROM

C$1155 C$193 *

5 INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, all private coach transportation & internal flight

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Afternoon at Bondi Beach • Visit the famous Blue Mountains

5.0 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge F Jetboat ride in Sydney Harbour F Byron Bay Kayaking

#CITYTOSURF

SMALL GROUP TRIP

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

CITY TO SURF

BYRON BAY, NSW

BYRON BAY, QLD @bleeping_tonight

BYRON BAY, QLD @contiki

SYDNEY, NSW @allyperpick

SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE, NSW @srivet7


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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019/20

040 041

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that's 6 days from the buzz of Sydney to the beachside bliss of Byron Bay

SMALL GROUP TRIP

Places visited 1

Nightstops Plane

#CITYTOSURF

QUEENSLAND

END

2

BYRON BAY

NEW SOUTH WALES

START

SYDNEY

3

Blue Mountains (Day Trip)

SYDNEY, NSW @jtbuechele

START 8AM SYDNEY

&#;Ã&#x152;5;&0'; Welcome to Sydney! Meet up with your brand new travel family & set out to explore this sun drenched, cosmopolitan & eternally cool city. Your Trip Manager will give you the low down on all of Sydney's best bits as you get a tour of the highlights before spending the afternoon at Bondi Beach. Hostel â&#x20AC;¢ Sydney orientation tour inc. Mrs Macquarie

Chair, Opera House & ferry to Watsons Bay â&#x20AC;¢ Afternoon at Bondi Beach F Harbour Bridge Climb &#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152;5;&0'; This morning we'll hit the road for a day trip to the majestic Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters rock formation & Jamison Ridge area. Back in Sydney this evening you'll have a chance to visit some vibrant

rooftop bars & restaurants. Our next Sydney day is free to choose your own adventure: think wine tasting, a sunset harbour cruise, & "Cook your own BBQ" dinner with freshlycaught seafood & succulent steak. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;¢ Trip to the Blue Mountains F Australian Wine Tasting at Handpicked Wines Cellar Door F Sunset Harbour Cruise F Jetboat on the Harbour

F Bike tour F Taronga Zoo F Phillip Foote Dinner "Cook your own BBQ" &#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; BYRON BAY Bye Sydney! We're jumping on a plane to Byron this morning where we'll live out all our hippie dreams, starting with an included surfing lesson. The next morning you have the option to kickstart your day with yoga on the beach,

then you have a free day to explore Byron. Make like a local & opt for a breakfast of smashed avo on toast, followed by kayaking, beer tasting & chillaxing on the beach. Magic. Hostel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;¢ â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Learn to surf' lesson F Byron Bay Kayaking F Beer tasting at a famous Brewery F Morning Yoga on the Beach F Sunrise Lighthouse Tour

&#;Ã&#x152;$;410$#; It's time to wave goodbye to your new travel friends in Byron today as your trip concludes in the morning. Make sure to put in a date for the first of many reunions, & it won't be goodbye for long! (B) END 8AM BYRON BAY

HOW MUCH & WHEN

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Start Dec 15 Dec 22 Q Dec 29 4  2020 Jan 05 Jan 12

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2019

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/surf. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Single room supplement add C$595/add C$115 for second person twin-share. Start Sydney 8:00am & end Byron Bay 8:00am. Q Trip spends Christmas in Byron Bay. 4 Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Sydney. Please Note: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb can be pre-booked at the same time as your City to Surf trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/OUTBACK

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

8

FROM

1

DAYS

Special Stays: 2 nights Bush Bungalows, 2 nights in hostels & 3 nights in a lodge

FROM

C$2175 C$272 *

COUNTRY

7 NIGHTS

NEW & IMPROVED

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

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, small private coach & internal flight

5.0 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

• Aboriginal ‘Bush tucker’ tour • Swimming at Florence Falls (seasonal) • Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles

F Yellow Waters Cruise F Guided helicopter flight over Uluru F Visit Crocosaurus Cove

#OUTBACKADVENTURE

SMALL GROUP TRIP

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

OUTBACK ADVENTURE

ULURU, NORTHERN TERRITORY @hipsygyps

ULURU, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi

KATA TJUTA, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi

KAKADU, NORTHERN TERRITORY @contiki

SIMPSONS GAP, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi


CONTIKI.COM/OUTBACK

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019/20

042 043

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that gives you wildlife, ancient local culture & 3 nights at Uluru

&#;Ă&#x152;&#49+0 Wake up to an awe-inspiring hike to one of Kakadu's most famous beauty spots: Ubirr lookout. Hiked-out & humbled by all the natural splendour, tonight we'll

2 LitchďŹ eld N.P.

Ubirr

2

KAKADU N.P.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

The best adventure I've ever done. Everything about it was well communicated, planned & executed, to make sure we got the best out of our trip

Places visited 1

Nightstops

1

Special stay

END

Kings Canyon

Plane

Annabelle Partington

(Day Trip)

Coach

head back to Darwin for the night for a much deserved rest. But not before we tick another box: 'bush tucker' & boomerang throwing! Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Ubirr Lookout Hike â&#x20AC;˘ Bush Tucker Experience &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;7.747 Today we board a flight from Darwin to Alice Springs. A quick visit to ANZAC Hill & Simpson's Gap will whet our appetites for the main event: Uluru. We'll have 3Â nights in this iconic natural wonder, toasting a rose-tinted sunset before our first night's sleep (bubbles are on us). The following day we'll hike around King's Canyon & take a trip to the aptly named Garden of Eden. There'll be an option of a

3

Simpsons Gap

Alice Springs

ULURU

scenic flight over the ancient landscape before we fire up the BBQ. Lodge (B)(B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Uluru Cultural Centre â&#x20AC;˘ Visit ANZAC Hill (Alice Springs) â&#x20AC;˘ See Uluru at sunrise & toast it at sunset F Uluru & the Olgas Scenic Flights F Sunset Camel Ride &#;Ă&#x152;7.747 This morning we'll say our sad farewells to our Contiki family. Australia, it's been real. We may shed a tear, but we'll never forget what we've experienced together on this wild & beautiful island. And just remember, it's not goodbye, just see you soon.

FLORENCE FALLS, NORTHERN TERRITORY

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

%

Start Jul 12 Jul 26 Aug 09 Aug 23 Sep 06 Sep 20

C$2225

End Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 13 Sep 27

Start Oct 04 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25

C$2225

End Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 01

Start Nov 01 Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 06

%

End Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 06 Dec 13

Start Dec 13 Dec 20 Dec 27 '  2020 Jan 03 Jan 10

%

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2020

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2019/20

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2019

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/outback. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add C$585/add C$245 for second person twin-share. Start Darwin 1:00pm & end Uluru 8:00am. Trip spends Christmas in Uluru. ' Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Uluru. Please Note: Cage of Death can be pre-booked at the same time as your Outback Adventure trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#OUTBACKADVENTURE

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;-#-#&7 0#6+10#.2#4Kakadu, we're coming for you tonight! But first we have a Darwin city tour, then a pit-stop through Litchfield National Park for a heavenly dip in Florence Falls. After a night at our special stay in Bush Bungalows, we'll have a full day to explore Kakadu, with the option of a scenic flight or Yellow Waters Cruise. We'll also uncover the local aboriginal culture & witness ancient rock art. (B,D)(B) Â? Bush Bungalows Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre â&#x20AC;˘ Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art F Yellow Waters Cruise F Kakadu Scenic Flight

START

DARWIN

&#;Ă&#x152;&#49+0 Welcome to Australia's best-kept secret, the Northern Territory. Meet your Trip Manager & new Contiki family, then we'll waste no time getting into it as we head out in Darwin for an optional visit to Crocosaurus Cove. You'll even have the option to swim with the crocs in the ominously named Cage of Death. Are you brave enough? Hostel F Crocosaurus Cove Entry F Cage of Death

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START 1PM DARWIN


AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019/20

CONTIKI.COM/ULURU-EXPLORER

THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

4

NEW TRIP

FROM

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS 3 nights in a lodge

C$875

*

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

FROM

C$219

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, all transportation by private coach

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Day trip to Kings Canyon • The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and the Valley of the Winds, Walpa Gorge

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Helicopter flight over Uluru & Kata Tjuta F Camel ride at sunset

#ULURUEXPLORER

SMALL GROUP TRIP

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

ULURU EXPLORER

ULURU, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi

ULURU, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi

KINGS CANYON, NORTHERN TERRITORY @_jpang

KINGS CANYON, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi

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044 045

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that will immerse you in the outback's ancient culture & landscapes

KINGS CANYON, NORTHERN TERRITORY @rosiekc_

SMALL GROUP TRIP

ULURU, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi

#ULURUEXPLORER

START 3PM ULURU

&#;Ã&#x152;7.747 Arrive into Uluru & meet up with your new Contiki friends. We'll make our acquaintance with The Rock this evening, glass of bubbles in hand & the sunset casting a glow over the outback's most picturesque backdrop. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have three nights in this iconic natural wonder, with plenty of time to soak up its jaw-dropping beauty. Lodge

ULURU, NORTHERN TERRITORY @travelphotoskiwi

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152;7.747 We'll gaze at a golden sunrise over the rock, hike around King's Canyon & take a trip to the aptly named Garden of Eden. There'll be an option of a scenic flight over the

ancient landscape, & we'll fire up the BBQ. Lodge (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;¢ Day trip to Kings Canyon â&#x20AC;¢ The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and the Valley of Winds, Walpa Gorge F Uluru & Olgas Scenic Flight F Sunset Camel Ride

Places visited Start/end city

&#;Ã&#x152;7.747 This morning we'll say our sad farewells to our Contiki family. Uluru, it's been real. We may shed a tear, but we'll never forget what we've experienced together at this wild & beautiful ancient site. And just remember, it's not goodbye, just see you soon.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kings Canyon (Day Trip)

END 8AM ULURU

3

ULURU

HOW MUCH & WHEN

C$915

Start Jul 02 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 13 Aug 27 Sep 10

C$895

End Jul 05 Jul 19 Aug 02 Aug 16 Aug 30 Sep 13

Start Sep 24 Oct 08 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29

C$895

End Sep 27 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Nov 01

Start Nov 05 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 03 Dec 10

C$875

End Nov 08 Nov 15 Nov 22 Nov 29 Dec 06 Dec 13

Start Dec 17 Dec 24 Dec 31 '  2020 Jan 07 Jan 14

C$875

End Dec 20 Dec 27 Jan 03 Jan 10 Jan 17

2020

End Apr 26 May10 May24 Jun 07 Jun 21

2019/20

Start Apr 23 May07 May21 Jun 04 Jun 18

2019

2019

Ã&#x152;| CODE:UEUH | START ULURU & FINISH ULURU Start Jan 21 Jan 28 Feb 04 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25

C$875

End Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb

24 31 07 14 21 28

Start Mar 03 Mar 10 Mar 24 Apr 07

End Mar 06 Mar 13 Mar 27 Apr 10

C$875

Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on maximum quad-share. Single room supplement add C$319/add C$155 twin-share. Start Uluru 3:00pm & end Uluru 8:00am. Trip spends Christmas in Uluru. ' Trip spends New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in Uluru. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.


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SHORT STAYS. FOR LIFE’S MOMENTS When life gives you lemons. Throw those lemons in a cocktail & go party. And, do we have a party for you! Want a NYE more lit than a Ru Paul drag show? Well, we’ve got summer, a boat, the harbour bridge going off with serious fireworks - & you!

14 TRIP

FROM

$379

CAD PER DAY, SYDNEY NEW YEAR P.47 30TH DEC 2019

DAYS

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


CONTIKI.COM/SYDNEY-NEW-YEAR

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2019/20

046 047

SYDNEY NEW YEAR

THE DETAILS

4

1

DAYS

COUNTRY

3 NIGHTS

C$1515 C$379

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

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager, New Year Fireworks Harbour cruise with canapés, drinks & DJ, Orientation tour of Sydney & Bondi Beach, local taxes & service charges

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS â&#x20AC;¢ Harbour cruise to experience the world famous Sydney fireworks

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Surf Lesson, Bondi Beach

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START 3PM SYDNEY

&#;Ã&#x152;5;&0'; 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) &#;Ã&#x152; NEW YEAR'S EVE Ending the year on a high note, we'll get acquainted with the best spots in Sydney including the iconic shores of Bondi Beach. 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 BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY @contiki

BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY @contiki

&#;Ã&#x152; 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 another beach day in Bondi, Sydney is the city to chase away those NYD blues. Hostel (B) &#;Ã&#x152;5;&0'; The good times & New Year cheer will wrap up today as we pack our bags & say goodbye over brekkie. (B) END 10AM SYDNEY

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2019/20

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C$1515 Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Price above is multi-share. Twin & single supplements available. If you are travelling solo, we can pair you with a same sex room-mate at no extra charge. Trip starts at 3:00pm, check in from 3:00pm & Trip ends 10:00am. Please Note: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb can be pre-booked at the same time as your Sydney New Year trip. Make sure you ask your Travel Agent or Contiki for details.

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SAILING & CRUISE. SUN, SAND & SEA Coral & fishies that give the rainbow a run for its money, water that’s a shade of blue you didn’t think happened in real life, & white sand that’s softer than you thought possible. That’s Queensland. Choose the Whitsundays sailing option on an In-Depth Explorer trip, or take a standalone diving trip to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Either way, welcome to heaven.


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ESSENTIALS Dedicated & professional on-board crew, snorkelling equipment

AVALABLE ON THESE TRIPS Big Walkabout (p.28) Beaches & Reefs (p.30) Reefs & Rainforests (p.32)

Cape to Coast (p.34) The Sun Seeker (p.36) Eastern Escape (p.38)

The one that adds a sailing adventure into your trip WHITSUNDAYS, QLD @contiki

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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. 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). Visit contiki.com/sailingwhitsundays

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&#;Ã&#x152;'0&%#+405 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) This 3-day dive & snorkelling adventure will show you the very best of the Outer Great $CRRKGR4GGH+Ä&#x203A; SCÄ&#x161;SO unmatched for value â&#x20AC;&#x201C; XOT Ä&#x161;Ä&#x161;PCRÄ&#x203A;KEKPCÄ&#x203A;GKNTPÄ&#x203A;O Ã&#x152;FKUGSOUGRÃ&#x152;GWEÄ&#x161;TSKUG dive sites.

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Important Info: Package is open age & operated by a third-party. You must hold a minimum of an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;open waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dive certificate to take this trip. Call Pro Dive in order to arrange your transfer on Day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 5255). Safety dictates that you can't fly or go to an altitude of 300m+ within 24 hrs of your last dive (approx. 12 noon). A 3-day snorkelling package is also available at a cost of C$780 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; see contiki.com/snorkel.

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&#;Ã&#x152;%#+405 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

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New Zealand. WELCOME TO THE L AND WHERE ADVENTURE IS A WAY OF LIFE Find yourself falling in love with the Land of the Long White Cloud, as we: — Drift through the tranquil beauty of Milford Sound on an overnight cruise — Uncover a fascinating culture learning Z[hnmma^Fřhkbi^hie^bgKhmhknZ — Live out our Middle Earth dreams in the kheebg`iZlmnk^lh_Ah[[bmhg — Bungee, skydive, jet boat, and more in ma^[ehh]&infibg`Z]o^gmnk^\ZibmZeh_ Queenstown — LhZdniG^pS^ZeZg]li^^ke^ll l\^g^krhgma^phke]_ZfhnlMkZgsZeibg^ Railway — @eb]^nimhZ`eZ\b^khgZa^eb\him^kZg] abd^bmlb\reZg]l\Zi^hgZngbjn^a^eb& hike, Franz Josef

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SO WHAT IS TRAVELLING NEW ZEALAND WITH CONTIKI ALL ABOUT: IT’S REAL EXPERIENCES Feel the power of a real haka, the adrenaline of bungy-jumping, & leave feeling like a local after learning about local wines. This is the real NZ. IT’S UNIQUE ACCOMMODATION Tailored to suit each place we’ll visit, this is accommodation that’s more than just a bed. IT’S OUR MUNCH PHILOSOPHY Tasting all that a country has to offer is a travel essential, which is why we include munchy foodie experiences & have a menu of Free Time Add-Ons for you to choose from.


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Travel experiences created with you in mind.


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Our different travel styles are all about giving you choice. Differentiated by how many places you want to visit and how much you want included in the price, it means you know exactly what you’re getting when you travel with us in New Zealand. No matter the style, every trip with us delivers value without compromise.

OLD COACH ROAD, MT RUAPEHU, NEW ZEALAND`

We’ve got 3 ways to travel in New Zealand: IN-DEPTH EXPLORER GO LOCAL Prefer to get under the skin of the country you visit? Our InDepth Explorer trips are designed to get you seeing, breathing, tasting, experiencing and generally living the local way of life in New Zealand. Culture, scenery & experience packed, with plenty of time to explore, this is the only way to truly go local, with a bunch of Kiwi locals showing you their own backyard.

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It’s all about the view as we drive past insane scenery on a Contiki coach with all the essentials, plus cruising on ferries, trains & the odd speedy internal flight for more time on the ground.

ACCOMMODATION SEE P.58

SMALL GROUPS

Travel in a smaller group on The Kiwi Bucket List trip, see p.70. You’ll experience NZ highlights with 30 other globetrotters from around the world.

A mix of 3 and 4-star hotels, plus cozy lodges near the snow, Special Stays in Mount Ruapehu, super cool hostels & an overnight cruise on Milford Sound all perfect for each location you stay.

Plus, check out our other awesome ways to travel.

Lots of included local experiences, centered around cultural immersion & getting to know the local way of life.

FOOD SEE P.8

Breakfast included every day, local experiences like a Maori Hangi, & a menu of tasty Free Time Add-On experiences.

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SHORT STAYS & FESTIVALS

Keep it cozy. Feel the rush of NZ’s pristine peaks in the adrenaline capital of the world. See p.79 for more.

For life’s moments. NYE at a music festival, or a quick dip into the best of the North Island. See p.76 for more.


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EXPERIENCES WITH NO REGRETS Make every moment count –– that’s what our experiences are all about. Travel is about the places you visit, but it’s what you do in that destination that really makes the difference. You want to be amazed. You want to connect to a culture. You want to do something utterly incredible; something you never even knew you could do. So that’s how we’ve designed our experiences. Iconic, unique and unexpected, take your pick and create a trip that is bespoke to you, and your budget.

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We split our experiences into two groups – No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons.

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS These are experiences included in the cost of your trip, that you just can’t afford to miss. Because if feeling like a giant as you explore Hobbiton isn’t an essential, then we don’t know what is.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS Want to do something awesome with your free time? Take your pick from our menu of Add-Ons. These are the kinds of experiences you never even imagined you’d be doing in New Zealand, available to buy once you’re on your trip.

The icons. THE THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS. A trip to New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without the chance to visit the original bungy-jump in Queenstown, cruise the glassy waters of Milford Sound, see a remote South Island farm, or witness a real-life Māori haka. We’ll take you to all of these and more.

Feel the power of a haka performance, & taste a traditional hangi feast cooked underground Cruise past fjords and waterfalls in stunning Milford Sound Take a guided tour of the ‘Shire’ at Hobbiton Movie Set Visit the original bungy-jump at Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown Taste and learn about local (and very delcious) wines at Central Otago Wines

Look out for the No Regrets Inclusions and Free Time Add-Ons icons on trip pages to see what you will experience on each trip. #NOREGRETS: 1. Bungy Jump, Kawarau Bridge Queenstown @danielleprimeau; 2. Go on an adventure, Hobbiton @renee__ chantal; 3. Go quad biking, Franz Josef @divyanshusamant; 4. Climb Mt Tarawera, @natalyha_maria 5. Kayak on the Bay of Islands @neesha_shimmen, 6. Hike on Franz Josef Glacier, @max_homer


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FREE TIME It’s important. Time to discover on your own, to get off the beaten path and hunt down those out-of-the-way experiences. Even time to get lost. We organize a bunch of stuff, but we also know having time to yourself is super important. All of our trips include loads of free time each day, giving you the freedom to do your own thing.

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The unique.

The unexpected.

THE THINGS YOU ONLY GET WITH CONTIKI.

THE THINGS THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU.

Tapping into the local way of life is what we pride ourselves on, and our experiences reflect this. A ride on the thrilling Shotover Jet and learning about the ancient, and unique culture of the Māori people at Mitai Māori Village in Rotorua. These are just some of the unique experiences we have to offer.

With us, expect the unexpected. Who knew you’d be the one rolling down hills in a giant OGO ball, throwing yourself over the edge on giant swings and bungy jumps, or leaping off Auckland’s Skytower? We did. We include loads of things we know you’ll love.

Gaze up at Mount Ruapehu from the comfort of a hot tub, at heritage-listed Kings Lodge See a native greenstone carving demonstration in Hokitika Meet real farmers & watch dogs herd sheep & cuddle the lambs on a real Kiwi farm Experience nature’s version of a rollercoaster on the Shotover Jet, Queenstown Go heli-hiking up the glistening blue Franz Josef Glacier Hike to the top of a live volcano, Mt Tarawera

Stop at the tiny historic gold-rush town of Arrowtown Meet the bizarre but impossibly cute Kiwi birds at a sanctuary and hatchery, Rotorua Visit a seal colony as they sun themselves on the rocks at Kaikoura Check out glow-worm caves on a guided night walk in Te Anau Hurtle down hillsides in a giant inflatable OGO ball Take to the skies with a Sky Walk at Auckland’s Skytower

Important: Free Time Add-On activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasion, 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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f youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for accommodation thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than just a place to lay your head, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the right spot. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be sleeping in comfy 3 and 4 star hotels, central & quirky hostels, or our Special Stay properties (think a heritage ski lodge at the base of

Mount Ruapehu & an overnight cruise in Milford Sound) that boast serious FOMO factor. Because no one has time for boring sleeps in a country with this much variety.

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3 & 4 star hotels, in central locations with some ‘sweet as’ modern conveniences. How does a pool to cool off in at the end of the day

sound to you? Save your Kiwi dollars, with no need for a cab home at the end of the night, you’ll be right in the action with us.

JUCY SNOOZE POD HOSTEL, QUEENSTOWN, @MAX_HOMER

hostels AVAILABLE ON ALL TRAVEL STYLES

We’ve partnered with some super cool hostels in New Zealand so you sleep easy and wake up right in the action. Comfy, multi-share

rooms, or in your own special pod in Queenstown, you’ll sleep sound, while saving some extra cash for a few more activities. BREAK FREE ON CASHEL, CHRISTCHURCH

lodges AVAILABLE ON ALL TRAVEL STYLES

New Zealand forests, snow-capped mountains, & pristine lakes. Wake up with the promising glint of sparkling nearby lakes or

fresh powder. It’s multishare accommodation, with all the fun of nearby snow & lakeside activities.

KINGS SPECIAL STAY, MOUNT RUAPEHU

special stays AVAILABLE ON ALL TRAVEL STYLES

At King’s 100-year-old heritage building at the base of Mount Ruapehu, soak in the view from outdoor hot tubs and an on-site bar. On our

Milford Sound cruise, you’ll snooze in cozy twin-share cabins and wake up to breathtaking views of plummeting waterfalls in a protected National Park.

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T R AV E L W I T H THE LOCALS

That’s our crew of Trip Managers & Drivers.

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are a never ending source of knowledge and good times, and can’t wait to show off their own backyards. See contiki. com/newzealand/team to meet them all.

that have each won an award

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THE JOURNEY . . . N O T J U S T T H E D E S T I N AT I O N New Zealand may not have the biggest population, but it is dense with vistas so pretty, your eyes will water. That’s why to get around this very ‘grammable country we keep both feet firmly planted on the ground.. or boat.

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Waiting for public transportation, expensive transfers with a bunch of strangers, or even driving yourself? Not with us.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

We prefer comfort, style, and all the fun. Think speeding through spectacular mountains on the TranzAlpine train, & boats & ferries where you won’t be able to help yourself from whispering “Jack I’m flying”. We’ve also got our sexy-as-hell Contiki coaches, which will become your home away from home - especially when you settle in to let the biggest herd of sheep you’ve ever seen pass by.

SO WHAT DO YOU GET? • Our comfy, decked out Contiki coaches (hello wifi, USB outlets & sound system for that all important day song) • Train through snow-topped mountains on the Tranz Alpine railway • A ferry ride out to Waiheke • And even an overnight boat to cruise around Milford Sound


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER. GO LOCAL Get to know New Zealand in depth, with experiences designed for immersion into the Kiwi way of life. Cruise to the sparkling bays of Waiheke island for a local wine-tasting, jump on the TranzAlpine for one of the best rail journeys in the world, and after days packed with unique adventures, settle down in comfy accommodation tailored to get the most out of every destination.

VISIT THE SHIRE, HOBBITON, @ADVERNTURESOFSARE

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SOUTH ISLAND FARM EXPERIENCE, @JAMESSTOUT99

Have your own adventure at ‘the Shire’ on a tour of Hobbiton Designed to get you fully immersed into New Zealand, our In-Depth Explorer experiences get you seeing, experiencing, breathing, tasting & generally living the local way of life.

Meet real farmers on horseback & baby animals, South Island Don’t fall in as you climb a real life volcano, Mt Tarawera Bounce into the walls of caves in Funyaks, on the blue waters of Queenstown HIKE TO FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, @SMALLS_EMILYCLEMENTS

WINE TASTING, GIBBSTON VALLEY, QUEENSTOWN

sleep in comfort

BREAKFREE ON CASHEL, CHRISTCHURCH

No boring sleeps here. You’ll find a mixture of Special Stays like King’s heritage ski lodge at the base of Mount Ruapehu, along with an overnight cruise on the glassy waters of Milford Sound, a cozy lodge at Franz Josef, central hostels and comfy sleeps in 3 and 4 star hotels.

AMBER FORT, JAIPUR

RAINFOREST RETREAT, FRANZ JOSEF

JUCY SNOOZE HOSTEL PODS, QUEENSTOWN

eat local Taste your way around New Zealand on In-Depth Explorer, with classic Kiwi eats & delicious local dishes. Breakfast is included every day, plus tasty experiences, like local wine tastings, or a traditional hangi. Plus Trip Managers always on hand with little black books of the tastiest local recommendations.

GROUND-SMOKED HANGI

KIWI ‘FUSH ‘N’ C HUPS’

ROTORUA

PAIHIA

Watch your food being lifted from its oven of hot coals beneath the ground, then sit down to a feast of sweet potato, meats and veggies, topped off with classic kiwi desserts.

Whether you take yours with Wattie’s tomato sauce or salt & vinegar, the only rule is to eat it hot with your fingers, while you look out over the Bay of Islands.


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FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Race down a hill inside an OGO ball F Tandem Skydive, Queenstown F Shotover Jet

FRANZ JOSEF GLAZIER @max_homer

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energy for the nightlife. Pod Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Whangarei Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Giapo's Chefs Table Experience F Harbour Bridge Bungy

&#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& TO PAIHIA This morning meet up with your new travel crew & let the explorations begin. First weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make our way to the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

&#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& Sojourning our way back down the country, you can carry on with adrenaline activities in Auckland or save your

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;(4#0< ,15'().#%+'4 Marvelling at native forests, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make our way to gold rush town, Hokitika. Tonight weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll settle into our lodge near Franz Josef Glacier. Lodge (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive across the Southern Alps â&#x20AC;˘ Native greenstone demonstration & carving â&#x20AC;˘ Stop at Arthur's Pass F Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

&#;Ă&#x152;/1706 RUAPEHU Welcome to Ohakune, the aprĂŠs-ski hub of the north island. Admire the scenery on a mountain bike ride & relax in a hot tub at our heritagelisted lodge. (B,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ See the still active Strato Volcano - Mt Ruapehu â&#x20AC;˘ Mountain bike the Old Coach Road trail

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ROTORUA Driving through Waikato farmlands, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stop at the famous Hobbiton. Then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on to Rotorua, where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll enjoy a MÄ ori hÄ ngi dinner & cultural performance. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set â&#x20AC;˘ Visit traditional Maori village for cultural performance & hangi dinner â&#x20AC;˘ See Rotorua's geothermal mud pools F White Water Rafting F Mt. Tarawera Crater Walk

&#;Ă&#x152;2#+*+# Wake up surrounded by beautiful nature in Paihia. Take to the beach, with no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B) F Cape Reinga Trip F Discover the Bay Cruise

&#;Ă&#x152; CHRISTCHURCH Catching a ferry to the South Island, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll travel down the Kaikoura coastline to charming Christchurch. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Christchurch City Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds

&#;Ă&#x152;6'#0#7 8+#/+.(14&5170& Leaving Queenstown wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a serious heartbreak, given our Milford Sound cruise on the cards today. By night weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll reach Te Anau, with quaint country vibes. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise UNESCO World Heritage Site - Milford Sound F Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

&#;Ă&#x152; CHRISTCHURCH Passing tranquil Lake Tekapo & MacKenzie country, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll arrive in Christchurch, our tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand finale. (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo & Geraldine â&#x20AC;˘ See the famous Church of the Good Shepherd F Glacier ďŹ&#x201A;ight over Mount Cook END 4PM CHRISTCHURCH

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&#;Ă&#x152;.#-'1*#7 Back on the road, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stop at an authentic NZ farm. After a lunch break in Arrowtown, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll head to our cute lodge on Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Southern Country Farm Experience â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Arrowtown

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&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Picton 2 Incredible scenery keeps WELLINGTON SOUTH ISLAND on coming as we hit the adventure capital of the Kaikoura world. Check out the Hokitika Arthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kawarau Bridge Bungy or Pass FRANZ JOSEF & try the Shotover Jet. Then 1 FOX GLACIER 2 get ready for Queenstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake CHRISTCHURCH Mt. Haast Pass nightlife. Pod Hostel (B)(B) Tekapo Cook (B)(B,D) 1 LAKE OHAU Wanaka Places visited â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Vineyard in Arrowtown Milford END Gibbston Valley for wine Sound 1 Nightstops 4 QUEENSTOWN & craft beer tasting Optional end city F The Nevis Bungy & 1 Swing 1 Special Stay TE ANAU F Funyaks Kayaking Tour

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; WELLINGTON Today we hit the road for Wellington. After an optional dinner, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show you the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sights & nightlife. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Orientation tour of Wellington

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Q Single room supplement (trip only) add C$2115/add C$625 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$2065/add C$755 twin-share. NGZAD: Start Auckland 8:00am & end Christchurch 4:00pm. NGZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82. O Note: These trips will stay 2Â nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of Lake Taupo.

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FROM C$3139PP TO C$3415PP FROM C$185PD TO C$201PD STUCK FOR TIME? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a shorter 17-day version of The Big Tiki that starts or ends in Queenstown. â&#x20AC;˘ For 17-day price, deduct up to C$470 from price in the price box â&#x20AC;˘ 17-day trip starts or ends at The Queenstown Hotel, Queenstown â&#x20AC;˘ Code: NDZAD (ex: Auckland) Start 8:00am/End 10:00am â&#x20AC;˘ Code: NDZCD (ex: Queenstown) Start 6:00pm/ End 3:00pm â&#x20AC;˘ Single room supp: C$1885 â&#x20AC;˘ Twin room supp: C$705 Apr 2019Â â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sep 2019 â&#x20AC;˘ Single room supp: C$1905 â&#x20AC;˘ Twin room supp: C$585

&#;5Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Want to carve up some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? In July or August, choose to ski or board â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we can even organize ski equipment & lessons for you. Pod Hostel (B)(B)(B)(B,D)

â&#x20AC;˘ Wellington Dinner Experience

&#;Ă&#x152;.#-'6#721 After a morning spent cooing over Kiwi birds as part of Contikiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sponsored initiative, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make tracks to Huka Falls & Lake Taupo. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Taupo's Huka Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Kiwi Conservation Centre F Lake Taupo Sunset Cruise

THE BIG TIKI START/END QUEENSTOWN -

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your choice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to C$90 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

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YOUR CHOICE

The one that unearths the very best of New Zealand, covering both islands in 19 unforgettable days


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C$3025 C$190 *

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging outlets & WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Visit Hobbiton Village from The Lord of the Rings • Milford Sound Cruise • Southern Country Farm Experience

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump F Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike F Wine Vineyard Tour, Queenstown

ROTORUA, @contiki

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER @troyajones

WHANGAREI FALLS, WHANGAREI @contiki

FUNYAKS, QUEENSTOWN @tompaterson_nz

MITAI MAORI VILLAGE, ROTORUA @contiki


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The one that delivers scenery, spas, speedboats & skydiving hotspots for the ultimate 2-week adrenaline rush START 8AM AUCKLAND

F Lake Taupo Sunset Cruise

organize ski equipment & lessons for you. (For departures in between July & September.) Pod Hostel (B)(B)(B)(B,D)

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&#;Ă&#x152;416147# Today, take advantage of Rotorua's awesome geothermal environment & treat yourself to a spa, or for something more adventurous, try white water rafting or a crater walk. Hotel (B) F White Water Rafting F Mt. Tarawera Crater Walk

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5-+ MOUNT RUAPEHU OPTION Ever wanted to ski or board an active stratovolcano? With 3Â major peaks including the highest point on the north island, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be no shortage of opportunities to carve the day away. (For departures in between July & September.) Hotel (B)(B,D)

FROM C$2595 PP TO C$2875 PP FROM C$186 PD TO C$206 PD STUCK FOR TIME? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a shorter 14-day Kiwiana Panorama trip that starts or ends in Queenstown. â&#x20AC;˘ For 14-day price, deduct up to C$470 from price in the price box â&#x20AC;˘ 14-day trip starts or ends at the hotel in Queenstown â&#x20AC;˘ Code: NBZAD (ex: Auckland) Start 8:00am/End 10:00am â&#x20AC;˘ Code: NBZCD (ex: Queenstown) Start 6:00pm/ End 3:00pm â&#x20AC;˘ Single room supp: C$1539 â&#x20AC;˘ Twin room supp: C$575 Apr 2019Â â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sep 2019 â&#x20AC;˘ Single room supp: C$1649 â&#x20AC;˘ Twin room supp: C$525

&#;Ă&#x152;/1706 RUAPEHU Welcome to Ohakune, the aprĂŠs-ski capital of the north island. Take a mountain bike ride to admire the scenery, & relax in a hot tub at our heritagelisted. (B,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ See the still active Strato Volcano - Mt Ruapehu

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catch a ferry to the wild beauty that is the South Island. We'll travel down the Kaikoura coastline to the charmingly English city of Christchurch. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Christchurch City Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; WELLINGTON Today we hit the road for Wellington, NZ's capital. After an optional dinner this evening, we'll show you the sights & nightlife around this arty city. Hotel (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Orientation tour of Wellington â&#x20AC;˘ Wellington Dinner Experience

&#;Ă&#x152;.#-'6#721 After a morning spent cooing over Kiwi birds as part of Contiki's sponsored conservation initiative, we'll make tracks to thundering Huka Falls & Lake Taupo. Opt for a lake cruise tonight. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ See Taupo's Huka Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the National Kiwi Conservation Trust

&#;5Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Incredible natural scenery keeps on coming as we cruise through the Southern Alps. We're arriving at the adventure capital of the world: Queenstown. Check out the OG Bungy site Kawarau Bridge or try the Shotover Jet. Then get ready for the nightlife. Pod Hostel (B)(B)(B)(B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Vineyard in Gibbston Valley for wine & craft beer tasting F Nevis Bungy & Swing F Funyaks Kayaking Tour

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;(4#0< ,15'().#%+'4 Marvelling at native forests, we'll make our way to the goldrush town of Hokitika to see traditional jade-carving. Tonight we'll settle into our lodge near Franz Josef Glacier. Lodge (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Scenic drive across the Southern Alps â&#x20AC;˘ Native greenstone demonstration & carving â&#x20AC;˘ Stop at Arthur's Pass F Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

&#;Ă&#x152; CHRISTCHURCH From Wellington, we'll

&#;Ă&#x152;6'#0#7 8+#/+.(14&5170& Leaving Queenstown won't be a serious heartbreak, given our Milford Sound cruise on the cards today. By night we'll descend upon Te Anau, where we'll find quaint country vibes. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Cruise UNESCO World Heritage Site - Milford Sound F Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

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&#;Ă&#x152;.#-'1*#7 Back on the road, we'll stop at an authentic NZ farm, where dogs herd sheep & farmers ride on horseback. After a lunch break in Arrowtown, we'll head to our cute lodge on Lake Ohau. Lodge (B,D) â&#x20AC;˘ Southern Country Farm Experience â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Arrowtown

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&#;5Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Want to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;carve upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re travelling in July or August! Choose to ski or board â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we can even

&#;Ă&#x152; CHRISTCHURCH Passing the blue waters of Lake Tekapo & rustic MacKenzie country, we'll arrive in Christchurch, the home of our tour's grand finale. (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo & Geraldine â&#x20AC;˘ See the famous Church of the Good Shepherd F Glacier ďŹ&#x201A;ight over Mount Cook

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FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 2 Haast Pass Wanaka Milford Sound

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Q Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1855/add C$569 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1719/add C$625 twin-share. NPZAD: Start Auckland 8:00am & end Christchurch 4:00pm. NPZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm. O Note: This trip will stay 2Â nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of Lake Taupo. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki trip. When you jump aboard this trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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&#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& TO ROTORUA Welcome to the Land of the Long White Cloud! We leave Auckland this morning & make a stop at Hobbiton, the famed LOTR movie set. Afterwards, we head to Rotorua where a Maori cultural experience will make tonight one to remember. Hotel (D) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the Hobbiton for a guided tour of the Movie Set â&#x20AC;˘ Visit traditional Maori village for a cultural performance & hangi dinner â&#x20AC;˘ See Rotorua's geothermal mud pools

It's your choice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; travel from Auckland to Christchurch. Or save up to C$60 if you travel from Christchurch to Auckland.

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YOUR CHOICE


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THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

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SUN & STEAM

7 INCLUDED MEALS 5 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging outlets and WiFi

4.6 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Waitangi Grounds guided tour • Visit Hobbiton Village from The Lord of the Rings

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch F Rotorua Canopy Tour

AUCKLAND, @Max_homer

BAY OF ISLANDS @Max_homer

ROTORUA @contiki

PARRY KAURI PARK, WELLSFORD @contiki

QUEENSTOWN @samcaslik


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

The one that hits the North Island highlights in 6 whirlwind days

PAIHIA

2 Parry Kauri Park

AUCKLAND 1 TASMAN SEA

Hobbiton

2

ROTORUA START 8AM AUCKLAND

&#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& 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)

NORTH ISLAND

Contiki was everything I could have hoped for & more. The value for the price was fantastic

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&#;Ă&#x152;2#+*+# Day 2Â will see us waking up surrounded by some beautiful nature, in the adventure playground of Pahia. Take to the enticing glittery waters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B) F Cape Reinga Day Trip F Discover the Bay Cruise &#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& Sojourning our way back down the country, we'll arrive amongst the bright lights of Auckland once

HOBBITON, @cassandragrapsas

again. Here you can carry on with the theme of adrenalin activities, or save your energy for some after dark mischief making. Pod Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Whangarei Falls F Giapo's Chefs Table Experience F Harbour Bridge Bungy F Sky Tower &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ROTORUA After a drive through the luscious Waikato farmlands famed for producing more than its fair share of â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Blacksâ&#x20AC;?, 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 hÄ ngi dinner & cultural performance. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Hobbiton for a gudied tour of the movie set â&#x20AC;˘ Visit traditional Maori village for cultural performance & hangi dinner

â&#x20AC;˘ See Rotorua's geothermal mud pools F White Water Rafting F Mt. Tarawera Crater Walk &#;Ă&#x152;'0& 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) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; best get planning that reunion tour, stat. (B) END 3PM AUCKLAND

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

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Q Single room supplement (trip only) add C$529/add C$115 twin-share. Single room supplement add C$665/add C$229 twin-share. 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, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.

#SUNANDSTEAM

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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, included private coach, train, internal flight & cruise

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Day trip to Waiheke Island with a Guided Tour • Maori Village Cultural performance & Hangi dinner • Overnight cruise on Milford Sound

4.6 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Tour Hobbiton Movie Set F Heli-Hiking at Franz Josef Glacier F Walter Peak dinner & cruise in Queenstown

#KIWIBUCKETLIST

SMALL GROUP TRIP

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

THE KIWI BUCKET LIST

AUCKLAND, @contiki

CRAIGIEBURN STRAIGHT TranzAlpine Train

HAAST PASS @Max_homer

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER @Max_homer

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START 9AM AUCKLAND

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ROTORUA We'll hit the road this morning towards the cultural capital of New Zealand: Rotorua. This natural wonderland is heaving with fascinating Maori culture, so witnessing a traditional Maori Haka & enjoying some smoked hangi is a must. In the morning we have a full free day to choose our adventure. Whether it's a guided tour of Hobbiton, visiting a dormant volcano or ziplining through the forest, this is sure to be a day to remember. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Rotorua city tour â&#x20AC;˘ Maori Cultural Performance & Hangi Dinner F Skyline Gondola & Luge F Hobbiton Movie Tour F Mt Tarawera Hike F Whitewater Rafting F White Island Tour F Rotorua Canopy Tours (ziplining)

&#;Ă&#x152; CHRISTCHURCH Today weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say farewell to Rotorua with a visit to the Kiwi Hatchery. Here, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shy national bird and learn how conservation centres are protecting them across the nation. Cuteness levels satisfied, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to jump on a plane to Christchurch, where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll waste no time uncovering everything this vibrant city has to offer with a street art walking tour. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Kiwi Hatchery tour â&#x20AC;˘ Street Art Walking tour &#;Ă&#x152; 64#0<#.2+0' RAILWAY OPTION All aboard! This morning we'll set out on the TranzAlpine, one of the world's greatest train journeys, across the striking scenery of Arthurs Pass & the Southern Alps to coastal town of Greymouth. From there we'll roll on to the glacier town of Franz Josef, settling in to our lodge accommodation amidst forestland & snowcapped mountains, with adventures ahead for us tomorrow. Lodge (B,D) &#;Ă&#x152;(4#0<,15'( We'll set off this morning across the breathtaking Arthur's pass, marvelling at the alpine forests & crystal clear rivers, before reaching the gorgeous glacier town of Franz Josef. Awed by our surroundings of forestland & snow-capped mountains, we'll settle into our cozy accommodation, with a day of adventure awaiting us tomorrow. Lodge (B,D)

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN This morning is your opportunity to see the Franz Josef glacier up close, with a once in a lifetime option for a guided Heli-Hike or scenic flight (or quad biking, or glacier kayaking, take your pick) Then it's time to set off for three nights in the world famous hub of Queenstown. The adventure capital will deliver a huge injection of adrenaline for those on the hunt - from bungy, to skydiving, to human catatpults - but if you just want to soak up all the spectacular scenery, eat an iconic Ferg Burger & discover its buzzing nightlife, that's fine too. Hotel (B)(B)(B) F Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike F Scenic Helicopter Flight F Quad Biking Tour F Kayak Tour F Canyoning F Dart River Horse Trek F Ice Bar Experience F Ledge Bungy F Nevis Swing F Sky Diving

twinkling Southern stars. Overnight Cruise Special Stay (B,D) Â? Overnight Cruise on Milford Sound F Kawarau Bridge Bungy

FRANZ JOSEF, @Max_homer

&#;Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Opening our eyes this morning to the best view of our lives, we'll swoon at the forest, mountains & sweet sound of birdsong. Our hearts truly stolen, we'll hop back on the coach for a last drive to wrap up our trip. We'll say our sad farewells to our new-found family as our trip ends on arrival back into Queenstown late afternoon. What an adventure it's been - New Zealand, we'll never forget you. (B)

#KIWIBUCKETLIST

&#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& Kia ora Auckland! Today you'll meet new travel family over breakfast before we jump on a ferry to Waiheke Island, famed for its crystal clear bays & wine vineyards. Returning to the City of Sails, you'll get a tour of the highlights courtesy of your TM, before getting a chance to explore Auckland's rocking cosmopolitan nightlife. Hotel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Auckland City Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Guided tour of Waiheke Island F Giapo Chefs Table Experience F Harbour Bridge Bungy F Harbour Bridge Climb F Sky Tower Sky Walk F Sky Tower Sky Jump

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&#;Ă&#x152; /+.(14&5170& See ya Queenstown! We'd be sad, but we know where we are off to next. The flawless fjord of Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park awaits, we'll get ready for our Special Stay: an unforgettable overnight cruise through the serene Sound, is there any better way to experience its otherwordly beauty? Drinking in the vivid vistas & plummeting waterfalls, we'll bunk down for the night under the

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The above prices are accurate as of January 24th, 2019 & include internal airfares. For up-to-date pricing please go to contiki.com/the-kiwi-bucket-list. Included Flights: Prices above include the land trip & internal flights as specified on the map only & do not include international airfares to or from the trip start & end cities. Please see â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Airfaresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on p.82 for important info. * Prices above are based on twin-share. Single room supplement add C$1495. Start Auckland 9:00am & end Queenstown 3:00pm. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.


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ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Waitangi Grounds Guided Tour • Visit Kiwi Hatchery & Conservation Centre • Maori Cultural Performance & Hangi Dinner

4.5 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F OGO ball racing F Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch F Te Puia Steambox Tour

BAY OF ISLANDS @contiki

MITAI MAORI VILLAGE, ROTORUA @contiki

MT RUAPEHU @jonagrey

KINGS SPECIAL STAY, MOUNT RUAPEHU @jonagrey

ROTORUA @jonagrey


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START 8AM AUCKLAND

F Cape Reigna Trip F Discover the Bay Cruise

famed for producing more than its fair share of â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Blacksâ&#x20AC;?, 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 HÄ ngi dinner & cultural performance. Hotel (B,D)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Hobbiton for a guided tour of the Movie Set â&#x20AC;˘ Visit traditional Maori village for cultural performance & hangi dinner â&#x20AC;˘ See Rotorua's geothermal mud pools F White Water Rafting F Mt. Tarawera Crater Walk

&#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& 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 adrenaline activities, or save your energy for some after dark mischief making. Pod Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit Whangarei Falls F Giapo's Chefs Table Experience F Harbour Bridge Bungy

&#;Ă&#x152;2#+*+# Day 2Â will see us waking up surrounded by some beautiful nature, in the adventure playground of Pahia. Take to the enticing glittery waters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B)

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; ROTORUA After a drive through the luscious Waikato farmlands

to resist. With 3Â major peaks including the highest point on the north island, there'll be no shortage of opportunities to carve the day away. (For departures in between July & September.) (B)(B,D)  Contiki Special Stay

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FROM C$1959 PP TO C$2119 PP FROM C$196 PD TO C$212 PD WANT CHRISTCHURCH? You can choose to start or end your Northern â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Choice' trip in Christchurch & see even more. â&#x20AC;˘ Trip starts or ends at Breakfree Hotel on Cashel, Christchurch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Add up to C$160 â&#x20AC;˘ Code: NNHAD (ex: Auckland) Start 8:00am/ End 7:00pm â&#x20AC;˘ Code: NNHCD (ex: Christchurch) Start 7:00am/ End 3:00pm  â&#x20AC;˘ Single room supp: C$1065 â&#x20AC;˘ Twin room supp: C$345 Apr 2019 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sep 2019 â&#x20AC;˘ Single room supp: C$959 â&#x20AC;˘ Twin room supp: C$235

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&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; Picton 2 WELLINGTON WELLINGTON After a final bit of sightseeing SOUTH ISLAND through Ruapehu we'll hit Kaikoura the road for Wellington, where the narrow streets of this metropolitan hotspot END will remind us why we love a good city. This evening after CHRISTCHURCH an optional dinner in the heart of the city, we'll show you the sights & nightlife Great way to get around the North Island of around this arty city with it's New Zealand, includes all the major stops cool vibe. Hotel (B)(B) & few special locations you'd never think to â&#x20AC;˘ Orientation tour of Wellington visit if you were booking by yourself. F Wellington Dinner Bradley Watson Experience

&#;Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152;5-+ 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

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&#;Ă&#x152;/1706 RUAPEHU Known as the aprĂŠs-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 100Â year old heritage listed building - now a modern ski lodge. (B,D) Â? Contiki Special Stay â&#x20AC;˘ See the still active Strato Volcano - Mt Ruapehu

&#;Ă&#x152;.#-'6#721 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) â&#x20AC;˘ See Taupo's Huka Falls â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the National Kiwi Trust F Lake Taupo Sunset Cruise

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&#;Ă&#x152; WELLINGTON The tour ends after breakfast, so it's time to swap email addresses & say farewell to your new friends. (B)

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Q Single room supplement (trip only) add C$959/add C$235 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1065/add C$345 twin-share. NNZAD: Start Auckland 8:00am & end Wellington 10:00am. NNZCD: Start Wellington 6:00pm & end Auckland 3:00pm. O Note: These trips will stay 2Â nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of Lake Taupo 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, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.

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&#;Ă&#x152;#7%-.#0& 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)

It's your choice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; travel from Auckland to Wellington. Or save up to C$40 if you travel from Wellington to Auckland.

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YOUR CHOICE

The one that brings you all the beauty of the North Island, from geothermal springs to Lord of the Rings


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LP>>M:LLHNMA THE NUMBERS THE DETAILS

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1

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COUNTRY

11 INCLUDED MEALS

8 NIGHTS 1 night in a hotel, 3 nights in lodges & 4 nights in Pod Hostel

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C$1645 C$183 *

8 breakfasts (B) 3 dinners (D)

*

PER DAY

ESSENTIALS An experienced Trip Manager & Driver team, air-conditioned coach with charging outlets and WiFi

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS • Milford Sound Cruise • Wine Vineyard Visit & Tasting, Queenstown • Southern Country Farm Experience

4.7 RATING

FREE TIME ADD-ONS F Scenic Helicopter Flight of Fox & Franz Josef Glacier F Horse Riding, Queenstown F Shotover Jet Boat

FRANZ JOSEF GLAZIER @bethyjohnso

Mt TARAWERA, ROTORUA @ash_goldy1

QUEENSTOWN @_bethnoble

KINGSTON @doublerainb0w

MILFORD SOUND @tompaterson_nz


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IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR CHOICE

The one that uncovers the spellbinding scenery of the South Island, on an eye-widening 9- day adventure

&#;Ã&#x152;6'#0#7 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) â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Arrowtown â&#x20AC;¢ Southern Country Farm experience F Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

DAY 1 CHRISTCHURCH TO LAKE OHAU After arriving in Christchurch we'll unite as travel pack, before hitting the road to the fields of purple flowers nesting beside creamy turquoise waters found in Lake Tekapo. We'll then head to our super cute night stop of a lodge on Lake Ohau. Lodge (D) F Scenic ï¬&#x201A;ight over Mount Cook

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FROM C$1915 PP TO C$2025 PP FROM C$192 PD TO C$203 PD GOT MORE TIME? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a longer 10-day version of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sweet asâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; South trip that starts or ends in Wellington. â&#x20AC;¢ For 10-day price, add up to C$290 to price in the price box â&#x20AC;¢ 10-day trip starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel, Wellington â&#x20AC;¢ Code: NSHCD (ex: Christchurch) Start 9:00am/ End 6:00pm â&#x20AC;¢ Code: NSHAD (ex: Wellington) Start 7:00am/End 4:00pm â&#x20AC;¢ Single room supp: C$999  â&#x20AC;¢ Twin room supp: C$409 Apr 2019 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sep 2019 â&#x20AC;¢ Single room supp: C$1155 â&#x20AC;¢ Twin room supp: C$419 CONTIKI.COM/SWEETAS

&#;Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; SKI QUEENSTOWN OPTION Want to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;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 2Â full days â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we can even organize ski equipment & lessons for you. (For departures in between July & September.) Pod Hostel (B)(B)(B,D)

&#;Ã&#x152; 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. Pod Hostel (B) â&#x20AC;¢ Cruise UNESCO World Heritage Site - Milford Sound

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152;(4#0< JOSEF GLACIER Marvelling 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) â&#x20AC;¢ Scenic drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls F Franz Josef Glacier Heli-Hike

&#;5Ã&#x152;Ã&#x152; 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. Pod Hostel (B)(B)(B,D) â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Vineyard in Gibbston Valley for wine & craft beer tasting

&#;Ã&#x152;'0& CHRISTCHURCH Leaving Franz Josef we'll make our way to the gold

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START 9AM CHRISTCHURCH

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

rush town of Hokitika to watch jade greenstone being traditionally carved. It's then back to Christchurch for our tour's grand finale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; time to swap details & say our sad goodbyes. (B) â&#x20AC;¢ Scenic drive across the Southern Alps â&#x20AC;¢ Native greenstone demonstation & carving â&#x20AC;¢ Stop at Arthurs Pass '0&2/ CHRISTCHURCH NORTH ISLAND

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Q Single room supplement (trip only) add C$1155/add C$395 twin-share. Single room supplement (trip only) add C$999/add C$409 twin-share. NSZCD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NSZAD: Start Christchurch 9:00am & end Christchurch 4:00pm. O Start/end Wellington option is not available on these departures. 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, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.


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SHORT STAYS & FESTIVALS. FOR LIFE’S MOMENTS They say that life is all about the small things, and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we have 2 “sweet as” little trips in NZ. Whether you’ve only got time to hit the highlights up north, or you want to live it up at a Kiwi music festival, these are moments worth having.

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076 077

RHYTHM & ALPS

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7

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DAYS

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4.6 RATING

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS â&#x20AC;˘ 2-day festival pass â&#x20AC;˘ VIP Admission â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Get access to VIP bar & cocktail bar located across site, VIP viewing area & access to more comfortable restroom facilities

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Sky Diving Bungy Jumping Canyon Swing Milford Sound Cruise Ice Bar Experience

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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) â&#x20AC;˘ BBQ Dinner at Cardrona Hotel â&#x20AC;˘ Private showcase performance from artist &#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; WANAKA Ending the year in true traveller spirit, we'll spend time exploring the areas around Cardrona & Wanaka. We'll then dance until the stroke of midnight celebrating New Year's

Eve, relishing the music & fireworks of this mindblowing event. Glamping (B)(B) â&#x20AC;˘ 2-day festival pass to Rhythm & Alps Festival â&#x20AC;˘ VIP Admission - Get access to VIP bar & viewing area F Lake Wanaka boat cruise & lunch &#;Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Don't let end-of-festivalblues 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) â&#x20AC;˘ Visit the world's ďŹ rst commercial bungy jump at

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NEW YEARS EVE

&#;5Ă&#x152;Ă&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Back in ol' QT the festivities will continue, as we sink into the energy of this adrenaline 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)(B)

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? Ohh yeah. Check out contiki. com/rhythm-and-alps for all the details, like everything thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s included with Contiki & the full R&A lineup.

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CARDRONA @samcaslick

HOW MUCH & WHEN 2019/20

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% Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Start Queenstown 1:00pm & end Queenstown 10:00am. Note: Price above includes Festival ticket price For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

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FREE TIME ADD-ONS

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The one that brings you to the Bay of Islands for a feast of culture, kayaking & beachside beauty BAY OF ISLANDS @contiki

BAY OF ISLANDS @_jpang

WHANGAREI FALLS @contiki

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&#;Ã&#x152;#7%-.#0& 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) â&#x20AC;¢ Waitangi Treaty Grounds Tour

&#;Ã&#x152;2#+*+# Day 2Â will see us waking up surrounded by some beautiful nature, in the adventure playground of Pahia. Take to the enticing glittery waters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there is no shortage of activities on offer. Hotel (B) F Cape Reigna Trip F Discover the Bay Cruise F Flying Kiwi Parasail

&#;Ã&#x152;2#+*+# 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) â&#x20AC;¢ Visit Whangarei Falls F Giapoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chefs Table Experience F Harbour Bridge Bungy

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Q Single room supplement add C$155. Single room supplement add C$225/add C$79 twin-share. Start Auckland 8:00am & end Auckland 6:00pm. O The trip code for these departures is NCZAD only. V The trip code for these departures is NCZCD only. 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, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joining a group of other travellers who are already travelling on this trip. Wait until you see the warm welcome youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll receive as a new addition to the group.


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078 079

SKI & SNOWBOARD. KEEP IT COZY This part of the world is known for Hobbits, sunshine & a laid back attitude. But youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be wrong to forget the epic peaks & snow that New Zealand has to offer. Get ready to shred up the slopes, whether beginner or seasoned pro, in the adrenaline capital of the world.

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17 TRIP

DAYS

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WHERE YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;LL BE: Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queenstown has something for everyone. Allow us to help you maximize your 7 days in this beautiful haven both on and off the mountainâ&#x20AC;¦ 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: 6 nights at Jucy Snooze Pod Hostel, in your own private pod within a multi-share room. A hearty breakfast to start your day, & 2 delicious dinners. A 4-day ski lift pass, & we get you to 3 of Queenstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous ski fields, with daily transfers up and down the mountain. All included. As well as all hotel tips, local taxes & service charges.

CULINARY DELIGHTS & NIGHTLIFE: Another benefit of travelling with us is we know the local spots! We include dinner at â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Winniesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; famous 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 interested, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll show you other great eats like Fergburger and some of Queentownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coolest bars to end off the night. FREE TIME ADD-ONS OPTIONALS: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a selection of adrenaline-junky activities and Queenstown must-doâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

lined up for you. There is no better setting for an unforgettable bungy jumping experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. SKI ESSENTIALS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GEAR & HIRE: Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy expensive new gear before you go â&#x20AC;&#x201C; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hook you up 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.

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&#;Ã&#x152;#44+8' QUEENSTOWN Meeting 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) &#;Ã&#x152; 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 3Â world renowned fields here, & we'll have transfers & lift passes to all of them. (B) &#;Ã&#x152; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; these bad boys are almost as popular as the ski fields. (B) &#;Ã&#x152; 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 &#;Ã&#x152; QUEENSTOWN Though we may feel a little rough from an evening of mischief making, we'll rise, shine, & head back up the mountain. (B) &#;Ã&#x152; 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 boots in the early AM. (B,D) &#;Ã&#x152;'0& QUEENSTOWN One last team breakfast will conclude our time on tour, leaving us to farewell both each other & the ski fields. (B) END 10AM QUEENSTOWN Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is available for hire in Queenstown. QUEENSTOWN @samcaslick

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Prices above are land only & do not include airfares. We have great air deals linking major Canadian gateways with all the start/end cities in this brochure. Ask your Contiki sales agent or your travel agent for a fly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trip quote. * Prices above are based on multi-share. Q2019: Single room supplement add C$885/add C$379 twin-share. 2020: Single room supplement add C$915/add C$395 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 THE ESSENTIALS All accommodation, transportation, and a good handful of meals, are included in the cost of your Contiki trip (we offer breakfast almost every day, plus a cherry-picked 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.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Flights and airport transfers to and from your start or 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 Internal 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 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.

IMPORTANT 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. 3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services 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.

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, medical expenses and loss of personal property. It’s also super important to check that your insurance covers all of the activities you’ll be partaking in, particularly any adventure activities for all you adrenaline junkies. Visit contiki.com/insurance for more information on this.

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 accommodation). 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 accommodation 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. While 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.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS 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. You can check what trips are part of a bigger trip in the fine print on the actual trip page.

CONTIKI GLOSSARY 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: 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*.

• 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. You’ll be able to see & download your docs approx. 21 days before your trip departure, saving time & trees (we even plant one for every traveller that selects eDocs!). Visit contiki.com/mycontiki

FREE TIME ADD-ONS ARE FREE TIME ADD-ON ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE COST OF MY TRIP? No, these experiences are an additional cost and are not included in the price of your Contiki trip. However, thanks to our long-standing relationships with suppliers, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are getting the best deal when booking one of our Add-Ons. Look out for the F symbol on our trip pages for the Add-Ons available on each trip. These will also be listed in your travel documents.

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 (local currency) or by credit or debit card as long as they have a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit card is convenient, and can save you money on withdrawal fees & exchange rates! You can pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa, Mastercard & AMEX. Some Free Time Add-Ons can also be pre-booked at the time of booking your Contiki trip to ensure you don’t miss out. Check with your travel agent or Contiki for details. 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. Note: Ask your Trip Manager for details when you start your trip.

MONEY WHAT WILL I NEED MONEY FOR ON TRIP? In terms of spending money, you’ll need to budget for the following: • Any meals (normally lunches and dinners) that are not included. If you search for your trip at contiki. com, you’ll be able to see the total number of meals included in the cost of your trip. • 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.

CONTIKI+ Been on a Contiki before? Welcome back! You’re a part of Contiki+, and that means you’re eligible for 5%* off trips around the world! We’ve even wrangled deals for you across all our TTC sister brands (ttc.com) check out contiki.com/deals for all the details.

local travel industry laws. All your money is held in a Trust Account until the time of travel to comply with Ontario Travel Industry Regulations. Contiki is a member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agents (ACTA), the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO)

TRAVEL INSURANCE PROVIDING YOU WITH “PRE-DEPARTURE ANY REASON CANCELLATION” FLEXIBILITY: TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS – Emergency Medical/Evacuation/Repatriation Expenses: Up to C$5,000,000* total Dental Expenses: Up to C$3,000 Baggage Protection: Up to C$1,500 Baggage Delay: Up to C$500 * NOTE: The Emergency Medical/Evacuation/ Repatriation Expense benefits of this plan are subject to a maximum benefit limit of C$25,000 for those persons who, at the time of claim, do not have valid hospital and medical insurance under a Government Health Insurance Plan of a province or territory of Canada. These Travel Insurance Benefits are subject to terms and conditions, exclusions and limitations, such as for pre-existing conditions. For details please consult the policy. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE – A multi-lingual assistance centre is there to help and support you, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Services Provided by Active Claims Management Inc. (operating as “Active Care Management” or “ACM”) TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT PROTECTION Trip Cancellation: Up to Total Trip Cost Insured Reimburses the non-refundable Contiki cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a specified reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a travelling companion or an immediate family member. Other eligible reasons for cancellation include delays to your Common Carrier due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the policy. The Contiki “Pre-Departure Any Reason Cancellation”: With the Contiki “Pre-Departure Any Reason Cancellation”, you will be reimbursed 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a Contiki travel credit certificate, should you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement under the Trip Cancellation section of the policy. Please note that to be eligible for the “Pre-Departure Any Reason Cancellation”, you must enroll and pay for your policy within 72 hours of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is subject to terms and conditions as explained by Contiki. Trip Interruption: Unlimited after departure Trip Delay: Up to C$3,500 (C$350/day) The above information is a summary - we have highlighted just a few of the policy benefits, terms, conditions and exclusions. If you have any questions regarding Manulife Travel Insurance for The Travel Corporation or to request a copy of the policy, please call 1-866-298-2722. Underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and First North American Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manulife and offered by 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.

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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 kgs (44lbs.) for checked luggage and 7kg (15lbs.) for carry on luggage. • 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 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

FLEXDEPOSIT

FlexDeposit 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. FlexDeposit 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 Booking Conditions on p.83 & by visiting: contiki.com/freedomguarantee

NOW THAT YOU’VE BOOKED REGISTER AT MY CONTIKI

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. Look out for this icon at contiki.com to sign up. 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 and travel insurance details, just in case we need it.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE!

Within Australia & New Zealand, in service industries tipping is common practice. All other tipping is 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 FOR AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND?

At the time this brochure went to press (January, 2019), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check up-to-date information with your travel agent or Contiki prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

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 cancellation. Please refer to our Booking 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 & in all countries where Contiki operates we fully comply with

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Photos courtesy of © Real Journeys, p.7, p.61 & p.70 Milford Sound Scenic Cruises & Milford Sound Nature Cruises – Milford Mariner. Photos courtesy of © Wake Up Hostel, Byron Bay, p.22, p.23 & p.27 Hotel, Surf Board Rack & Hostel Rooms. Photos courtesy of © Outback Pioneer Hostel, Uluru, p.23 Hostel Room. Photos courtesy of © Gilligans Hostel, p.23 & p.27 Pool View. Photos courtesy of © Habitat Noosa Eco-Camp, Noosa Everglades, p.23 Eco-Camp & Restaurant. Photos courtesy of © Anbinik Bush Bungalow, Kakadu, p.23 & p.27 Bungalow & Inside Bungalow. Photos courtesy of © Broomstick, Whitsundays, p.23 Sailing Boat, Deck Shot, Below Deck. Photos courtesy of © Mecure Abel Tasman, Wellington, p.58 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Sudima Lake Hotel, Rotorua, p.58 Hotel Room. Photos courtesy of © Break Free On Cashel, Christchurch, p.59 & p.63 Hotel Rooms. Photos courtesy of © Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef, p.58 Dorm Room. Photos courtesy of © Fullers (Roam Experiences), p.61 Waiheke Island Ferry. Photos courtesy of © Interislander/Robin Heyworth p.61 Man taking photo of West Head as ship leaves South Island. Photos courtesy of © TranzAlpine, p.61 & p.70 TranzAlpine crossing Waimakariri Bridge & TranzAlpine alongside Waimakariri River. Photos courtesy of © Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef, p63 Aerial View of Hotel. Photos courtesy of © Rhythm & Alps Festival/ Lauren Constable, p.76 NYE Fireworks. Photos courtesy of © Rhythm & Alps Festival, p.77 Main Stage.


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1. YOUR TRIP RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected trip. A contract is only made between you and us upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to either you or your travel agent. 2. PRICE GUARANTEE Trip prices in this brochure are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies and exchange rates as of 19th November, 2018. Should any of these costs change, a surcharge may be made on the price of your trip. If the total trip price increases by more than 7%, you will have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will be made once payment has been received. The guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. Prices are per person and are in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise specified. Advertised pricing includes the food fund pricing for trips that have food funds. 3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR TRIP 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, and 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 trip without payment of any transfer fee. 3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 3.5 Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling of any trip departure. 4. TRIP DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (January, 2019) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 4.2 With respect to our trips, Contiki will do our best, at our discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing trips and transportation to give you good value for money. 4.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 4.4 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 shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. 5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected trip. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your trip shall be deemed to be an authorization for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 1.1 In order to reserve your trip, a deposit of C$200, per person per trip, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from Canada, must be submitted to Contiki within 3 days in respect of that booking. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the trip price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. We accept Mastercard, Amex, Discoverer, Visa and Visa Debit for the initial deposit of C$200 per person. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit of C$200 per person, per trip which must be within 3 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of you or your Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please you or your Travel Agent request your travel documents well in advance. 2. AIR ARRANGEMENTS 2.1 Reservation/Ticketing: When booking a trip including flights, you will require at the time of booking to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, date of birth, passport number, date and place of issue, expiration date and nationality for each traveller. Some airlines do not allow name corrections and/or itinerary changes. Such corrections and/or changes are subject to additional fees, schedule changes and/or complete loss of air reservation. You will be responsible for any penalties (up to 100% of the airfare) charged by the airlines for name corrections and itinerary changes. A service fee $50 per person will be charged for name corrections and any additional penalties/or charges imposed by the airlines. Prior to you booking and paying your air travel, all prices and itineraries are subject to change at any time. Once a deposit is received, the base airfare is guaranteed, although Air taxes and Fuel Surcharges are subject to change until receipt of final payment. Upon receipt of final payment, the airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final, regardless of future price fluctuations up/or down. 2.2 Air Cancellations: Cancellations incur a service fee of $75 per person, reduced to $35 if air ticket has not been issued prior to cancellation, 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. No-show: Not showing up for your outbound flight as booked and ticketed will be considered a no-show, and all the connecting flights associated with this one, even a return flight, will be cancelled and no refund will apply. 2.3 Airline Seating: Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not available on every flight. Contiki does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided trip departure date. Not all airline offers pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice due to a schedule change, equipment

change or other unforeseen circumstances. Seating is solely under the airline’s control. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at your expense. Where pre-assigned sets are not offered, or a different seat is desired, you must contact airline(s) directly to arrange seating assignments as well as special meal requests. Contiki does not assure that these requests will be granted. Airline Schedule Changes: Itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes is solely under the airline’s control. 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 and extra charges. Airline Frequent Flyers: Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Contiki. It is your responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Contiki shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. 2.4 Transportation Security: Please be advised that due to transportation security, Airlines will collect the necessary required information from you. For more information please visit http://www.catsa.gc.ca. 3. PAYING THE BALANCE 3.1 The balance of the trip price must be paid by no later than 45 days before the scheduled trip departure date from Canada which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. 3.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with section 4.2 below will be levied by Contiki. 3.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. Travel agency cheques must be received within 7 business days from the date payment is called in. 3.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from Canada, the full cost of the trip will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the trip departure point. 3.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3.6 Your authorization to use your Credit Card number for deposit and/ or final payment indicates your compliance with our booking conditions, whether or not you have actually signed the appropriate draft. Verbal authorization of the use of your Credit Card confirms your reservation. MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit, American Express and Discoverer are accepted. Credit Card payments are not accepted for group bookings. A signed sales draft is required. If you wish to change a credit card payment after it has been processed, change fees will apply. For security purposes, we are required to collect your credit card billing address as well as the credit card 3-digit CVC2 code (MasterCard), 3-digit CVV2 code (Visa & Visa Debit), 3-digit CVV code (Discoverer) or 4-digit CID code (American Express). 4. IF YOU CANCEL 4.1 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 flights. Any monies 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 traveller 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 www.ttc.com/brands/. Credit can also be gifted to family or friends. To gift to family or friend you 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 Last Minute Deals within 120 days of original travel date. 4.2 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the trip price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE........................................................CANCELLATION FEE Number of days prior to....................................................................as % of trip commencement ......................................................................total price 45 days & over:.........................................................................Loss of deposit 44-22 days:................................................................................................25% 21-8 days: ..................................................................................................50% 7-1 days: ....................................................................................................75% Day of departure: .................................................................................... 100% 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 trip 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. 4.3 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your trip or resort booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the commencement date of these services, incur a 100% cancellation fee. 4.4 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. All cancellation policies valid as at 24th January, 2019 and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at time of booking. 5. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 5.1 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. 5.2 If the change is requested up to 45 days before the original trip departure no fee will be charged. 5.3 A change of booking within 44 days & up until the trip departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 4). However trip deposits can be used as credit to a new trip, see Freedom Guarantee/FlexDeposit. 5.4 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 5.5 A fee will be charged for any alteration to airline arrangements made by Contiki as per section 2.2. 6. TRIP DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 6.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style, while Contiki Holiday’s Trip Manager and staff will do our best to accommodate travellers with special dietary needs or food allergies or restrictions, we cannot guarantee that all restaurants, accommodations or hotels will be able to adhere to special requests or meet travellers needs.

6.2 Travellers must be aged between 18 & 35 inclusive to travel on Contiki trips. Contiki Holidays are specifically designed and marketed for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki trip are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a member of the Contiki staff. 6.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all travellers. Contiki welcomes travellers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following: • You are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodation. • You must ensure you are medically and 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, assisting with luggage, 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. • You should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations & overnight accommodations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on international trips may differ from those in North America. Contiki cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for travellers traveling on international trips. • You are required to carry their own luggage to the coach and also to your rooms, there may be times you are required to carry your luggage far distances & up many flights of stairs with no assistance. • Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any traveller or remove any traveller who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s Booking 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. 6.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the trip. 6.5 There may be times when the Contiki Trip Manager or Representative has to make a decision in your best interest or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Trip Manager or Representative and the laws of the country in which you are traveling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Trip Manager’s or Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of other members on the trip or the smooth operation of the trip itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the trip. We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs). Furthermore you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well-being or inappropriate behavior by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your trip. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 6.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff and/ or a Contiki Trip Manager as soon as it is discovered. 6.6 Where you occupy a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organizations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 6.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport (at least 6 months) and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected trip 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. At time of printing, Canadians require an Electronic Travel Authorization for Australia prior to departure. 6.8 You agree that our Contiki Trip Managers or Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on trip and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 6.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the trip, you should inform the Contiki Trip Manager or Representative during the course of the trip and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the trip, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki, Guest Relations as soon as it is reasonably possible after the trip. 6.10 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to English Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 6.10.1 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 and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 6.10.2 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. 7. COMPULSORY 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 trip. 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-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the trip. 8. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a trip after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate and present it to your insurance company in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the trip due to medical reasons.

9. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE Airfares to and from your trip destination, airport taxes, airport transfers, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, special needs and services required by handicapped travellers (see 6.3 under Trip Details & Conditions), tips to Trip Managers, representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, Free Time Add-Ons. 10. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any trip be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. 11. 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 and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorized officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company and not Contiki Holidays (Canada) Limited. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you. 1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time (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 Booking Conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of Contiki. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the Booking Conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped travellers (see also 6.3 under Trip 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 trip from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 1.7 This Agreement is deemed to be entered into in the Province of Ontario. The exclusive venue for any action concerning the interpretation, enforcement, or breach of any term, obligation, or duty as contained or related to these Booking Conditions or any grievance relating to the tour shall be solely in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the City of Toronto. This Agreement shall be construed according to the internal laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein without regard to conflicts of law principles. All passenger claims must be submitted in writing and received by Contiki no later than 60 days after completion of the Contiki trip. Passenger claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed to be waived and barred. In any legal action, arbitration, or other proceeding to enforce, interpret or construe the terms of this Agreement, or concerning any grievance relating to the tour, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its actual reasonable legal fees, costs and expenses. 3. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from April 2019 to June 2020. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Travel Corporation NZ Limited. 5. 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 (Canada) Ltd, 33 Kern Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 1S9. This brochure was published in January 2019 and supersedes any other current brochure in the market. Please see contiki.com for complete & up to date Booking Conditions.


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