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australia & new zealand incl. Hawaii & Fiji stopovers

2010-11

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THIS IS YOUR PLAYGROUND


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See Australia and New Zealand. The Whitsunday Islands. Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu. The mountains and glaciers of the South Island. And a swim spot that only the locals know about (second bay, to the right). Share Australia and New Zealand. Meet 18-35 year olds from all over the world. Make friends for a week, and know them forever. Love Australia and New Zealand. We’re a family-owned business and we’ve been travelling the world since 1962.We’ll never stop. It’s always different. It’s always fun. It’s always an adventure. That’s the Contiki spirit.

See more, explore more at contiki.com/contiki-experience


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Meet

Contiki

Here’s why people come from all over the world to see Australia & New Zealand with us.

The best bits. And more of them. The best place to grab some traditional Kiwi kai or Aussie pub grub? We’ll tell you.

Only for 18-35s. No younger, no older. Meet people your age. Make friends from all over the world, who love travelling and want to have a good time.

The best place to watch the sun rise over Uluru? We’ll show you. The spot to see a breathtaking sunset in the Bay of Islands? We’ll take you there. Where to go. What to see. How to get there. Our crew don’t learn from a guidebook. They’re put through an intensive training trip, so they’ve studied hard, made the grade and they’re ready to help.

Lots of holiday. Less hassle. Lugging a heavy backpack in the rain? Getting lost? Hanging around, wasting time? Not with Contiki. We do the hard work for you. So you can get on with having a good time. We know there’s lots to cover, so we’ve got smart and created a way of showing you the best by making our tours into ‘modules’. This gives you flexibility to see exactly what you want, in your timeframe. Choose to cover an entire country with our Aussie Explorer and Grand Explorer, or if you’re short on time, choose any of the tour combinations from 3-25 days.

To find out more go to contiki.com/contiki-experience

More extras. For less. Your Contiki tour gets you lots of extras, for no extra cash. A surf lesson on Australia’s East Coast. An Aboriginal Dreamtime Bushtucker tour. A Kiwi BBQ dinner with champagne. A traditional Hangi meal and Maori dancing concert. All included (plus more). You’ll know exactly what you get for your money, so you can plan your trip (and your budget) before you go. More on pages 6 and 8-9. Then there are the extras you can’t buy. Like charging your phone and gadgets as you travel.


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Still exploring. 48 years on. Free time. Your time. All our tours have free time, every day. So you’ll get plenty of time to do your own thing. Explore the backstreets, find a great place for a bite, or just sit back and chill. It’s your free time, and it’s completely flexible. There’s even more things you can do with our Explore More optional activities (pages 10-11). Whatever you’re into - art, adventure sports, music or food - we’ll sort it out and we’ve negotiated great prices for you.

In 1962 New Zealander John Anderson went to London. He had an idea. He hired a minibus. He filled it with young people who wanted to travel. They toured Europe together. And Contiki was born. 48 years later, the Contiki spirit is stronger than ever. We travel to even more places in Australia and New Zealand - and beyond. We have more fun. We meet more people. And we’re trusted by travellers all over the world.

Find your way around 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12 13 14

Know. Then go. Check contiki.com to see our latest tours, and Definite Departure dates (our most popular tours that are guaranteed to go). We travel to over 40 countries throughout the world, across 5 continents.

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Australia, New Zealand & Contiki Why travel Contiki? Only with Contiki. Compare Contiki Included highlights & sightseeing Explore More optional activities Your Contiki crew & transport About contiki.com Travelling responsibly Festivals & events Low cost air Departure points & stay longer options

Our Australia tours

Days

16-17 18-19 20-21 22 23 24-25 26-27 28-29 30-31 32 33 34 35 36-37 38 39

24/25 9 15 10 16 14 12 11 9 7 3 5 11 6 6

This is Australia Aussie Explorer Best of Oz Ocean to Outback Bridge to Reef Reefs & Rainforests Beaches & Reefs Cairns Sunshine Trail Coast & Whitsundays Island & Rainforest Magical Tropics Rainforest Adventure City to Surf Territory & Outback Alice & Kakadu Alice & Uluru

Our New Zealand tours

Days

40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-49 50 51

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

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

More ways to travel

Days

Want to ski, dive, sail the Whitsundays or explore a city in-depth? You can... 53 Ski New Zealand 54 City explorer packages 55 Sydney New Year Stopover ideas 56-57 Learn to Dive Whitsunday Sailing

7 3/4 4 2/4/5 3/5 3

58 59 60

Got a question? Booking conditions How to book


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Only with Contiki

Our ‘Only with Contiki’ special inclusions are exactly what we say they are. They’re only with Contiki. Check our exclusive experiences below & in the ‘Only with Contiki’ section on the tour pages to see what’s exclusive to Contiki that we’ve included in your tour.

Franz Josef Glacier Rainforest hot pool swim,

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast

Learn to surf lesson, Coffs Harbour

Australia

Maori Hangi & dancing, Roto rua

‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Entry & guided visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘bushtucker tour’ experience in Alice Springs

Uncover Kings Cross’ history of fame, mysteries & crime on a walking tour, with a drink at the ‘Sugarmill’

Wine & cheese tasting at ‘Little Morgue Winery’ – a converted Gothic morgue & chapel on the Sunshine Coast

Traditional Aussie morning tea & lamingtons at Devils Marbles

Aussie Outback experience: Langmorn Station Special Stopover

Guided night eco-walk on World Heritage Listed Fraser Island

Touch fish, coral & learn about the Great Barrier Reef with a Qualified Marine Interpreter talk

Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa

New Zealand Traditional Maori Hangi (meal) & dance performance in Rotorua

Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef Glacier

Kiwi BBQ dinner & champagne in the Bay of Islands

Guided goldmining trek & goldpanning in historic Arrowtown

Return ferry ride to NZ’s original capital, Russell & guided historical walking tour

See spectacular mountain views on a Skyline gondola ride in Queenstown

Geothermal ‘Craters of the Moon’ walk in Taupo Aboriginal cultural experience

Urban Wellington walking tour & city view cable car ride

Learn more at contiki.com/onlywithcontiki


Compare Contiki

breakfast. Transport. Tickets to see the sights. Accommodation. Travelling on your own adds up - fast. We’ve compared a typical day on your own in a key city to a day on a Contiki tour. See (and save) the difference.

and see how far your money goes Auckland, NZ Breakfast

Sightseeing

1 night’s accommodation

A$ 20.00

A$

Fully cooked breakfast at Stone Oven

Scrambled eggs, toast, coffee & juice at Adria café

Fully cooked breakfast, coffee & juice at Pankes in Paradise

A$ 64.00

A$

Explorer bus pass (not including entry to attractions)

AAT Kings Sydney morning city sights & Bondi tour

Adventure Duck land + water city sightseeing tour of the canals

NZ$ 80.00

A$ 120.00

A$

At Mercure Auckland Hotel

At Base Backpackers Sydney (double room with en-suite)

At Sleeping Inn (twin share with ensuite)

N/A

Dinner

Total cost when travelling your way (Converted to £)

Contiki’s unbeatable cost saving price

35.00

NZ$ 35.00

Day travel pass

Youth bus pass

18.15

NZ$ 15.50

(avg. Price of budget hotel/hostel)

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

Sydney, Aus Gold Coast, Aus

80.00

18.00

A$ 15.00

A$

Cityrail bus/train/ferry travel day pass

Multi zone day travel pass

NZ$ 42.00

A$

At Wildfire Restaurant

At Una’s Restaurant

25.00

A$

35.00

At George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant

NZ$ 54.00

A$

20.50

A$

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

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

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

£

£

148 p/d

£

100 p/d

20.50

116 p/d

Contiki’s Oz & NZ from £59 p/d*

Prices and exchange rates validated at 21st January, 2010 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki’s per day pricing based on a Bay of Islands tour daily cost.

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It gets even better

Pay early. Save more.

Save up to £209 on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you leave or save up to £105 on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave. See tour pages to find out your pay early discount.

2 tours. Save more. Book 2 Contiki trips (of 10 days or longer) at the same time. Save £60 on your booking.

Book together. Save more.

Same tour? Same time? Book together to get group discounts. 4 or more Everyone saves 5%. 7 or more Everyone saves 7.5%. 10 or more Everyone saves 10%. Or invite an 11th person for free. It’s up to you. The facts: all these discounts apply to the land tour price (eg: not flights). You can combine group discounts, multi tour discounts & early payment discounts on tours of 10 days or longer.

Reverse tours. Save up to £105 when you take a Contiki Australia or New Zealand tour in reverse from the brochured itinerary. Reverse itineraries start from the Northern cities of Darwin, Cairns & The Whitsundays. Or in New Zealand, from Christchurch. Itineraries that can be done in reverse are marked on the relevant tour pages.

Our guarantees Definite Departures We are always updating tours online to a guaranteed to go, Definite Departure status. So you can confidently book ahead & take advantage of airlines early booking deals & Contiki’s early payment discounts. Check contiki.com tour pages for the most up to date info on Definite Departures.

No sneaky surcharges

Contiki has guaranteed no fuel or currency surcharges on all of our coach tours (apart from the government taxes already included in the tour price). Once you’ve paid your deposit the price of your tour won’t change.

To find out more go to contiki.com/deals


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MUST-SEE SIGHTS.

Enjoy a swim at Edith Falls

On every Contiki tour, every day, you’ll get lots of Included Highlights. They’re all included in the price of your tour. Included Highlights are the things you can’t wait to see, like the amazing Whitsunday Islands & the spectacular Southern Alps. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to famous monuments, walking and sightseeing tours with a local guide, organised nights out and some entrance fees. Every day. No more to pay.

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Hands-on farm experience in N.Z.

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Partying on the Gold Coast

Panning for Gold, Arrowtown

Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch its on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island

Look for Included Highlights in the itinerary section on every tour page. They’re marked in a different colour, like this.

Pizza dinner in Queenstown

Shopping in Noosa


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Chill ou a Whitsunday Island

Auckland’s amazing waterfront

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Walk the ‘Craters of the Moon’ in Taupo

Fraser Island

See the raging Huka Falls

Hike through Kata Tjuta

Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu

Learn to throw a boomerang

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Cuddling a koala in Aussie

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Kakadu wildlife cruise

The beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo

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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES As well as all the Included Highlights on our tours, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing – every day.

Sailing in the Bay of Islands

Spend more time at one of your new favourite sights, wander round the shops, or just relax. You can also make the most of your free time with our Explore More optional activities. They help turn a great trip into an unforgettable one. We’ve handpicked them because they’re the things our past Contiki travellers loved. Best of all, we’ve negotiated great prices and we can organise everything for you. Hot air balloon ride at dawn

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange arrow

NB - remember, some of our optional extras can be physically demanding and involve some risk. It’s important to check your insurance covers you for adventure activities.

To find out more go to contiki.com/exploremore

Snorkelling the reef


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Zorb ball

Scenic helicopter flight

Whitewater rafting

Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

Champagne & sunset at Uluru Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef 4WD Fraser Island’s beaches Sail the Whitsunday Islands

Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane joyflight Hot air balloon ride at dawn Rainforest 4WD trip Whale watching boat cruise Tandem skydive over Cairns

Camel ride in the Outback

Scenic flight over Kakadu Camel ride in the outback Cruise Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Ride a Harley in the Red Centre Trip to white-sand Whitehaven Beach

Zorbing in Rotorua

Jetboating

Bungy jumping

Lord of the Rings locations tour Bay of Islands fishing trip Heli-hike Fox Glacier Wine trail in Martinborough

on the bottom of every tour page Whitewater raft the Shotover River Canyon swing in Queenstown

Swim with the dolphins Ski & board in the Southern Alps Party cruise on Lake Tekapo

Fastboat the “Hole in the Rock” Scenic flight over Mt. Cook Funyakking into ‘Paradise’ Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

Rocks ‘n’ Ropes adventure course


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YOUR CREW. WHO’S WHO? Your Contiki crew don’t just organise your trip, they’re part of it. They’re young, friendly and they’ve done their homework on where you’re going to help you find what you’re after. The result? You’ll have more time to enjoy each place.

“Hi I’m Mark, your Tour Manager” Not everyone’s cut out to join Contiki’s Crew. We need to make it through some pretty intensive training. We’re tested on the road, so we go where you go and see what you see – and know everything about it.”

“Always looking for ways to make your trip hassle-free.”

“I live, eat and breathe travel. It runs through my veins.”

Tour Manager Think of your Tour Manager as your walking, talking guidebook. They’re there to help you make the most of each day. That’s because they know their stuff – facts on where you’re going, the best things to see & ideas for your free time.

Tour Driver “I look after every detail, so it all runs smoothly. You just enjoy your holiday.”

“Contiki’s training is the toughest in the industry.(If we don’t pass, we don’t travel)”

“I’m here to help you make the most of your trip. Want to know what a kangaroo keeps in its pouch? Or how a boomerang works? I’ve got the answers.”

“Like to get a handle on the lingo? I’ll give you a few words and phrases to try out with the locals.”

“I’m about the same age as you, so I’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re after. And I want everyone to have a great trip.”

“Tour over meet from

Managers come from all the globe, so you’ll a cool mix of people many cultures.”

“I’m just one part of a bigger Contiki crew, all working together to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.”

“Sure, we’ve got an itinerary, but I keep things flexible when I can. I’ll move stuff around to suit the group and the day.”

Handling jam-packed city streets & fast-moving freeways, our drivers know their way around. Best of all, they’ll drop you at your door, so you won’t have to lug your bags around. Sit back until your next stop.

To find out more go to contiki.com/crew

TRANSPORT— GETTING THERE. Modern coaches Chat, sit back with your iPod, or listen to your Tour Manager tell you about where you’re going, as your driver takes you there. Our air-con coaches are the best in Oz & NZ & we update our fleet regularly to make sure they’re environmentally friendly. Then there are the Contiki extras, like reclining seats & power points for ‘charging on the go’. Just don’t forget your adaptor.

FRESH FOOD— EVERYDAY. All our tours include breakfast most days & lots of evening meals. We don’t include every meal, especially lunches, for a reason. We give you the flexibility to explore in your free time, meet some locals & try all kinds of foods, unique to the places you visit - like a self-cook Aussie BBQ dinner.


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Contiki community

Online check-in

Join Contiki’s community online & get advice from Contiki travellers & read their comments. See tour photos & meet people on your tour before you leave home.

Booked your tour? Give us your details before you go & you’ll save time when you start your tour, with Contiki Check-in.

We’ve also got our very own wiki: Contikipedia. From the big questions (backpack or suitcase) to the little ones, you’ll find answers on there. You’ll also find detailed trip itineraries, competitions, videos & more.

Join in at contiki.com

We’ll give you tips to help you get ready for your trip & you can find out who else is on your tour on the Contiki Community. Plus you’ll get perks, like discounts on luggage, guidebooks & movies – that sort of stuff. And we’ll send you invites to Contiki-only events & competitions. Check-in online. It’ll take you less than 5 minutes. Visit contiki.com/check-in Note: Check-in is available from March 2010.

Contiki operate modern, fuel efficient coaches!

Small footprint. Big commitment. Our Foundation. We’re founding partners of the non-profit Leading Travel Companies Conservation Foundation. So far the Foundation has committed over US$2 million to help underprivileged communities & support sustainable tourism around the world. Since the Foundation commenced in 2008, it has; – Helped to protect over 3 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in Brazil – Supported indigenous sustainable tourism in The Kimberley, Australia – Supported the construction of 3 conservation wildlife research camps in Northern Botswana – Supported restoration of one of Venice’s finest art treasures, Monument to Canova – Helped develop sustainable tourism practices as a primary sponsor for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Learn more at tltc.com/foundation.

Check out contiki.com responsible travel

A Proud Member of

Our coaches. We want you to see the world. But we also want to look after it. Compared to cars, planes and trains, coaches have the lowest carbon emissions. Coach is by far the most carbon efficient way to travel. Our modern, air-conditioned coaches are some of the best in Australia & New Zealand. We make sure our coaches are efficient & exceed strict emission regulations. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even more, you’ll find links on our website to offset. For the whole story see contiki.com/responsibletravel.


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Low cost airlines fly to many Australian cities where Contiki tours start & finish, including Sydney, Cairns, Darwin & Alice Springs. There's also flights to The Whitsunday Coast & Hamilton Island (both access The Whitsundays), as well as Brisbane & the Gold Coast (accessing Surfers Paradise). Low Cost airlines also work with our Northern Territory tours too!

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If you're thinking about doing Contiki in New Zealand, then low cost airlines can connect you from many Australian cities to Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington.

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Festivals & events There’s lots of music festivals & sporting events happening throughout the year in Australia & New Zealand - it’s part of the culture. Why not get in on the action & combine one of these great events before, after or during your Contiki tour.

Big Day Out Held every summer in both Australia & New Zealand, it’s a showcase for homegrown musical talent mixing it with some of the best acts in the world (January or February).

Other events Sport is like a religion down under & there’s plenty of events happening all year round. From every kind of football (Aussie Rules, Rugby League & Rugby Union), to V8 super cars (Feb-Sept). There’s cricket (Nov-Feb) & the Australian Open tennis (Jan), plus so much more. More events There’s also heaps of wine & food festivals during the summer & other

To find out more go to contiki.com/festivals-events

Uluru

Contiki & UNESCO’s World Heritage sites We include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites in our Contiki itineraries, not just so you can enjoy visiting & learning about these unique places, but also because conservation counts. It’s why we’ve chosen to help UNESCO with their efforts by contributing significant funding towards their restoration work in Venice (through our involvement with The Leading Travel Companies WORLD Conservation Foundation). Look for the World Heritage symbol on the tour pages.

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

AUSTRALIA Alice Springs All Seasons Oasis, 10 Gap Road, Alice Springs: Nestled in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges, this hotel’s features include a tennis court, swimming pool and heated spa. Rooms are air-conditioned and have TV, direct dial telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Getting there: The All Seasons Oasis is 12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs Airport. The Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$15). A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$25. Alice Springs Departures: Start at 8.00am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Uluru (AEAD version), Alice & Kakadu. Start at 1.30pm: Alice & Uluru (AEDA version). Stay longer rates: Quad: £29 Twin: £39 Single: £75

Cairns Cairns Colonial Club Resort, 18-26 Cannon St., Manunda: Situated within 10 acres of tropical landscaped gardens, the resort is only 6kms from the centre of Cairns. Features include 3 lagoon swimming pools, a tennis court, fitness centre, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a free bus service into town. Getting there: The Cairns Colonial Club Resort is 6km (4 miles) from Cairns International Airport. The Colonial Club free shuttle meets most flights and is generally found adjacent to the baggage claim area. A taxi to the hotel is approx A$15. Cairns Departures: Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Island & Rainforest, Rainforest Adventure. Start at 12.00 noon: Beaches & Reefs, Cairns Sunshine Trail, Magical Tropics. Stay longer rates: Quad: £25 Twin: £45 Single: £85

Darwin Quality Frontier Darwin, 3 Buffalo Court, Darwin: Conveniently located, the Frontier Darwin’s rooms are all air-conditioned with TV’s and in-house movies. The hotel has a large swimming pool, restaurants, public bar and beer garden. Getting there: The Quality Frontier Darwin is 13km (8 miles) from Darwin International Airport. Darwin Airport Shuttle Service meets all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (approx A$11). A taxi fare is approx A$25.

Getting there: The Causeway 353 Hotel is 20km (12 miles) from Melbourne International Airport. Skybus operates regular city transfers that take about 20 mins and cost A$16.00 one way or A$26.00 return. Taxis cost approximately A$45.00 one way.

Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island, approx A$50.

Melbourne Departures:

Start at 5.00pm at Daydream Island: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Island stay versions).

Check in from 3.00pm: Melbourne Explorer. Stay longer rates: Twin: £49 Single: £95

Surfers Paradise Australis Sovereign Hotel, 138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise: Located a 10 minute walk from the action of central Surfers, the hotel features a lagoon style pool with beach area, heated spa and sauna, restaurant and bar. Getting there: There are two airports servicing Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast airport is approx 12km (7 miles) or 30 minutes drive south, and transfer shuttles cost approx A$18 one way. Brisbane airport is approx 90km (56 miles) or one and a half hours north, and transfer shuttles cost approx A$39 one way. There is also an airport train to the Gold Coast, costing A$26. Alight at Nerang Station then it’s a 12km taxi ride into Surfers Paradise. Surfers Paradise Departures: Start at 4.30pm: Cairns Sunshine Trail.

Sydney The Holiday Inn Potts Point, Corner Victoria Street and Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point: Ideally positioned in the heart of Potts Point and Kings Cross entertainment precincts with the Sydney CBD close by, the Holiday Inn features a restaurant and bar. Rooms are air-conditioned, with ensuite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, colour TV and mini bar. Getting there: The Holiday Inn Potts Point is 16km (10 miles) from Sydney International Airport. Shuttle buses meet all incoming flights and will drop off at the hotel on request (from approx A$13). Also available is the airport link rail service which travels to Sydney Central Station then change trains for Kings Cross Station located directly under the hotel (approx A$14.80). The taxi fare from the airport terminals to Holiday Inn Potts Point is approx A$45. Sydney Departures:

Stay longer rates: Quad: £30 Twin: £45 Single: £85

Start at 7.00am: Reefs & Rainforests, Beaches & Reefs, Coast & Whitsundays, City to Surf, Aussie Explorer. Start at 5.00pm (check in from 3.00pm): Ocean to Outback, Bridge to Reef, Sydney New Years Eve, Best of Oz. Check in from 3.00pm: Sydney Explorer.

Melbourne

Stay longer rates: Triple: £35 Twin: £45 Single: £85

Darwin Departures: Start at 7.30am: Territory & Outback, Alice & Kakadu, Aussie Explorer.

The Causeway 353 Hotel, 353 Little Collins Street, Melbourne is one of the city’s newest modern boutique hotels located in the central business district close to the Bourke Street Mall. Set amongst an array of shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres, and boasting modern comfortable rooms featuring LCD TV's, mini-bar, and king size beds with fluffy duvet. The hotel facilities include a large modern gym with the latest equipment, steam room plus restaurant open for breakfast.

Whitsundays Island Versions: Getting there: Our hotel is Daydream Island Resort. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Daydream Island, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From

For more go to contiki.com/departurepoints

Two night sailing versions: Getting there: Check in is at the Pro Sail office, shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport. The cost of this transfer is not included in the tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction with flights (approx cost A$55). From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine, Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island, approx A$50. Clients should call Pro Sail on 1800 810 116 or 07 4946 7533 if there are any problems. Check in by 3pm at Airlie Beach: Coast & Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical Tropics (Sailing versions).

NEW ZEALAND Auckland Mercure Hotel Auckland, 8 Customs Street, Auckland: Situated in the centre of the city, within a short walking distance of the central shopping and tourist areas. Facilities include a brasserie-style restaurant and bar. Getting there: The Mercure Hotel Auckland is 22km (14 miles) from Auckland International Airport. The cheapest form of transport to and from Auckland Airport is the Airbus situated just outside the terminal building (approx NZ$15 pp plus 20% discount with Contiki travellers guide book). Other sources of available transport are shuttle vans (approx NZ$25 pp) or taxis (approx NZ$70). Auckland Departures: Start at 12 noon: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Bay of Islands, Sun & Steam, Northern Highlights. Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: £55 Single: £100

Christchurch Bealey’s Hotel, 263 Bealey Ave, Edgeware, Chistchurch: Located 20 min. walk from the centre of Christchurch. An excellent base to make the most of the city sights, shopping facilities and nightlife. Amenities include a restaurant & bar. Getting there: Bealey’s Hotel is 10km (6 miles) from Christchurch International Airport. The cheapest form of transport from the airport is shuttle van (approx NZ$15 pp) or you can get a taxi (approx NZ$35). Christchurch Departures: Start at 8.00am: Grand Explorer, Grand Adventurer, Scenic Southern. Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Quad: £30 Twin: £39 Single: £65

Queenstown Aspen on Queenstown, Fernhill Road, Fernhill Queenstown: The perfect place to explore the area with a great social atmosphere. Getting there: Aspen on Queenstown is 8km (5 miles) from Queenstown International Airport. The cheapest transport to Aspen on Queenstown is the Connecta Bus (approx NZ$6) or shuttle bus (approx NZ$20) or by taxi (approx NZ$30). All accessable outside airport doors. Queenstown Departures: Start at 10.30am: Grand Explorer (14 day option), Grand Adventurer (12 day option). Tours start at the Queenstown Airport where the Contiki coach will pick up clients (no formal check-in desk, clients should wait near the front door and will easily see the coach arriving (it’s a very small airport). The cheapest transport from town to the airport is the Shopper Bus (approx NZ$6 pp) Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: £39 Single: £65

Wellington Abel Tasman Hotel, 169 Willis Street, Wellington: Well located in the main shopping and business area and short walking distance to the waterfront and museums. Getting there: The Abel Tasman Hotel is 10km (6 miles) from Wellington International Airport. The cheapest form of transport from the airport is the orange Wellington Link bus situated just outside the terminal and to the right (approx NZ$5 pp). Get off at Courtney Place. Other forms of transport are shuttle vans (approx NZ$20 pp) or taxis (approx NZ$30). Wellington Departures: Start at 7.30am: Scenic Southern (8 day option), Northern Highlights (6 day option). Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast): Twin: £45 Single: £70

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


16 20 amazing tours from 3 to 25 days

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Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Australian wine & cheese tasting • Noosa surf club dinner & champagne • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Great Barrier Reef talk & fish hold • Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime bushtucker’ tour • Aussie morning tea at Devils Marbles

Coral Sea

NORTHERN TERRITORY

3 CAIRNS

1 TENNANT CREEK

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

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Capricorn Coast

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1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

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ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch


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

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:EXSX / ex Darwin:EXDX

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

East Coast & Northern Territory

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

25 Days Aussie Explorer 24 nights accomm 19 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 9 dinners (island option) 10 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included

When to go and how much Code: EXSD 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Code: EXDS 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Start Sydney

Finish Darwin

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Darwin

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 21 APR 18 MAY 16 JUN 13 JUL 11 AUG 8 SEP 5 OCT 3 OCT 31 NOV 28 DEC 26

APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22 JAN 19

2230 2230 2230 2230 2175 2175 2175 2175 2175 2285 2285

2405 2405 2405 2405 2350 2350 2350 2350 2350 2460 2460

2010 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1 DEC 29

APR 16 MAY 14 JUN 11 JUL 9 AUG 6 SEP 3 OCT 1 OCT 29 NOV 26 DEC 24 JAN 21

2125 2125 2125 2125 2070 2070 2070 2070 2180 2180 2180

2300 2300 2300 2300 2245 2245 2245 2245 2355 2355 2355

2011 JAN 23 FEB 20 MAR 20 APR 17 MAY 15 JUN 12 JUL 10 AUG 7 SEP 4

FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28

2285 2285 2285 2275 2275 2275 2240 2240 2240

2460 2460 2460 2450 2450 2450 2415 2415 2415

2011 JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7

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

2180 2180 2180 2170 2170 2170 2135 2135 2135

2355 2355 2355 2345 2345 2345 2310 2310 2310

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add £1325/add £425 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £1185/add £385 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) EXSD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. EXDS: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

All as per itinerary • 24 nights multi-share accommodation (23 nights for reverse itinerary): 18 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village, 1 night in a country homestead & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’. Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost Outback bush camp & yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 19 breakfasts (B) & 9 dinners (D) Sailing option: 19 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 10 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs (reverse for EXDS) • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

3

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £209. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £105. See page 7 for details.

Your choice You can start this tour in Darwin & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £105 & this tour will be 24 days long.

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert & the MacDonnell Range KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area Go to contiki.com/aussie-explorer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


9 DAYS Best of Oz

Our innovative new tour! 9 Days 29pp From £13 £148/day

Including 2 hts! domestic flig

This tour’s perfect for... • Seeing more: with 2 domestic flights included, spend more time in the places that count (see map) • In-depth touring: 2 & 3 night stays • Seeing 3 of Aussie’s key hotspots • Lots of inclusions like breakfast every day & great optional activities Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Walking tour of Kings Cross in Sydney, with a drink at the Sugarmill More options While you’re in this part of the world, check out Melbourne on our 4 day explorer trip. See page 54 for more. contiki.com/best-oz

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

SYDNEY: Iconic Harbour Bridge climb - Thrilling harbour jet boat ride


21 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney Check-in to the hotel, then head out to spend the afternoon exploring Sydney. This evening meet up with your Tour Manager & fellow Contiki travellers for dinner & a night on the town. Hotel (D) Days 2-3: Sydney Take in Sydney’s amazing icons on a guided sightseeing tour & harbour cruise. Then hit the streets & see this dazzling city for yourself - the beaches are at the city’s doorstep, the street cafés buzz & the nightlife rocks! You could venture out of Sydney for a fun day trip to the famous Hunter Valley vineyards or picturesque Blue Mountains. Hotel (B) (B) City sightseeing tour to see the Sydney Opera House, historic Rocks area & Harbour Bridge Cruise on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world - Sydney Harbour Day 4: Sydney to Uluru Board your included flight as we head to the mighty Uluru (Ayers Rock). Get a taste of the unique Yulara township, just a short drive from the National Park & amazing Uluru. Take a walk through the town & maybe explore the Visitors Centre to learn of the history & ancient geography of the area. Lodge (B) Flight from Sydney to Uluru Day 5: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around “The Rock”. Then visit Kata Tjuta (The

Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 6: Uluru to Cairns Maybe get up for another amazing sunrise before we board a flight to Cairns. With a lush tropical setting & home to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of action activities. Resort (B) Flight from Uluru to Cairns Cairns orientation tour Days 7-8: Cairns If you’re after some adventure, opt for some whitewater rafting on the rapids of the Tully River, or take the opportunity to visit the famous Great Barrier Reef aboard a highspeed catamaran. Why not scuba dive amidst amazingly colourful tropical fish? Or if you prefer, spend the days at leisure doing some shopping in town. In the evening we'll check out more tropical wildlife at one of Cairns' nightclubs! Resort (B) (B,D) Day 9: Cairns Visit Tjapukai to learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit Tjapukai & see Aboriginal dancing, spear throwing & learn to throw a boomerang

East Coast & Northern Territory 9 Days Best of Oz 8 nights accomm 8 breakfasts & 2 dinners Bungy jump, Cairns

What’s Included All as per itinerary • 8 nights multi-share accommodation: 6 nights in a hotel & resort, 2 nights in a lodge Basis: quad-share, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 8 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach • Flights & transfers from Sydney to Uluru & Uluru to Cairns • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Sydney Harbour

When to go and how much Code: CBOFOZ 2010/11 Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

QUEENSLAND

Kata Tjuta

2 ULURU SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

£ pp

2010 APR 15 MAY 13 JUN 10 JUL 8 AUG 5 SEP 2 SEP 30 OCT 28 NOV 25 DEC 23

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC DEC

23 21 18 16 13 10 8 5 3 31

1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329

2011 JAN 20 FEB 17

JAN 28 FEB 25

1329 1329

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

£ pp

2011 MAR 17 APR 14 MAY 12 JUN 9 JUL 7 AUG 4 SEP 1 SEP 29 OCT 27 NOV 24 DEC 22 JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 15

MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2 DEC 30 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 23

1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329 1329

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £129. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £65. See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £505 (add £145 twin-share). Start Sydney 5:00pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

NEW SOUTH WALES Great Australian Bight

SYDNEY 3 VICTORIA

Tasman Sea

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops Snorkelling, Great Barrier Reef

ULURU: Harley Davidson ride around Uluru - Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch Whitewater raft the Tully River - Tandem skydive - Bungy jump with rainforest views Go to contiki.com/best-oz-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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15 Days

East Coast & Northern Territory 15 Days Ocean to Outback 14 nights accomm 12 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Ocean to Outback

Harley ride, Uluru

combining the East Coast & Northern Territory

What’s included All as per itinerary • 14 nights multi-share accommodation: 11 nights in hotels & resorts, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 12 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flights & transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays & Cairns to Alice Springs • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Only with Contiki • Walking tour of Kings Cross, with a •

drink at the Sugarmill Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime bushtucker’ tour

Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Great Barrier Reef

WHITSUNDAYS KINGS Simpsons (Daydream Island) CANYON Gap 1 ALICE QUEENSLAND 2 Kata SPRINGS Tjuta 2 ULURU

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Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/ocean-to-outback

Itinerary and included sightseeing

When to go and how much Code: OOUI 2010/11 Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

£ pp

2010 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2

APR MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

1539 1539 1539 1539 1499 1499 1499 1499 1579 1579

8 6 3 1 29 26 23 21 18 16

Start Sydney

Finish Uluru

£ pp

2011 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8

FEB 10 MAR 10 APR 7 MAY 5 JUN 2 JUN 30 JUL 28 AUG 25 SEP 22

1579 1579 1579 1569 1569 1569 1549 1549 1549

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £829 (add £259 twin-share). Start Sydney 5:00pm & end Uluru 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £159. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £79. See page 7 for details.

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

Days 1-9: Sydney to Cairns Refer to Bridge to Reef itinerary & included sightseeing described on page 23. Day 10: Cairns to Alice Springs Chill in Cairns, then hop on a flight to Alice Springs & your ‘Territory’ adventure. Hotel Cairns sightseeing tour Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs Day 11: Alice Springs Explore the Outback’s unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote location, its population of Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (B,D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill memorial Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap, home to the blackfooted wallaby Visit West MacDonnell National Park Day 12: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 13: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort

& watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old Day 14: Uluru Watch shadows & changing colours at play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around ‘The Rock’, then visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where each rock represents a person, an animal or food from the Aboriginal Dreaming. Lodge (B) Entry to Uluru National Park (fee included) See Uluru up close at sunset & sunrise Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre Hike through Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) Day 15: Uluru The tour ends after breakfast in Uluru & it's time to say farewell to your new friends. Or catch a free transfer back to Alice Springs (arrive at approximately 6:00pm). (B)

Sydney Harbour jet boating

All activities listed on the opposite page for Bridge to Reef as well as these activities below:

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert & the MacDonnell Range ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles

Go to contiki.com/ocean-to-outback-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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10 Days Bridge to Reef

East Coast 10 Days Bridge to Reef 9 nights accomm 7 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Sydney Harbour

What’s included Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

3 SYDNEY

Places visited VICTORIA 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/bridge-to-reef

Tasman Sea

All as per itinerary • 9 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in a hotel & 6 nights in resorts Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Flight & transfers from Sydney to Whitsundays • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

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

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Day 7: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns – home to plenty of action & the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Resort (B) Days 8-9: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 10: Cairns Spend the morning experiencing fascinating Aboriginal culture up close. See a Pamagirri dance performance, walk through the rainforest & learn about ancient Aboriginal history & traditions. Then return to Cairns where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

When to go and how much

• Walking tour of Kings Cross, with a drink at the Sugarmill

Code: BRRI 2010/11 Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

£ pp

2010 MAR 25 APR 22 MAY 20 JUN 17 JUL 15 AUG 12 SEP 9 OCT 7 NOV 4 DEC 2

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

879 879 879 879 859 859 859 859 899 899

3 1 29 26 24 21 18 16 13 11

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

£ pp

2011 JAN 27 FEB 24 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8

FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17

899 899 899 895 895 895 885 885 885

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £565 (add £175 twin-share). Start Sydney 5:00pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £89. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £45 See page 7 for details.

Flight included Domestic flight (as marked on the map) is included in the tour price.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you could dive the Great Barrier Reef on one of our dive trips. See p.56-57. Snorkelling, Cairns

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

SYDNEY: Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, The Harbour Bridge - Adrenalinepumping harbour jet boat ride WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch - Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River

Go to contiki.com/bridge-to-reef-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


16 Days Reefs & Rainforests

ys a D 16 1225 £ from y a D / £77 Your choice You can start this tour in Sydney & travel it in reverse. Mossman Gorge Kuranda

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Great Barrier Reef talk & native fish hold • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Entry & guided tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

contiki.com/reefs

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

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


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

See native birdlife & wallabies Enjoy great resort facilities

Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Cairns:BWCW / ex Sydney:BWSW

16 Days Reefs & Rainforests 15 nights accomm 11 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 6 dinners (island option) 7 dinners (sailing option)

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour

4 wheel driving, Fraser Island

Farm tour to see a mix of farm animals & even kangaroos! Day 10: Country Homestead to Fraser Island Head back out to the coast, catch a ferry & touch down on the natural wonder of Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B) Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Day 11: Fraser Island to Noosa You could uncover Fraser Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes before we head to Noosa. Resort (B,D) See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 12: Noosa to Surfers Paradise There’s time to explore Noosa before we reach laid-back Brisbane to soak up it’s cosmopolitan vibes. Later, it’s onto the happening hub of Surfers Paradise. Resort Visit picturesque Noosa & its beach Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 13: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 14: Surfers Paradise to Coffs Harbour Encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary before wandering through the artsy, coastal town of Byron Bay. Then continue down Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. Surf Village (B,D) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Day 15: Coffs Harbour to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) This morning we’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. This afternoon, head to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay. Resort (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option

East Coast

Day 9: The Whitsundays to Country Homestead Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields on your way to our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D)

Day 16: Shoal Bay to Sydney After taking a chance to cruise with the dolphins or trying out sandboarding in Port Stephens, finish up the day by checking out Sydney’s icons. The tour ends here & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour

When to go and how much Code: BWCS 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Code: BWSC 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 16 SEP 23 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23

APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7

1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1260 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1225 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290

1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1435 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27 JAN 10

1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1295 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360

1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1505 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1470 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535

2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29

JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14

1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1290 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1285 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265 1265

1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1465 1460 1460 1460 1460 1460 1460 1460 1460 1460 1460 1460 1440 1440 1440 1440 1440 1440 1440 1440 1440 1440 1440

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10

1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1360 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1355 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335

1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1535 1530 1530 1530 1530 1530 1530 1530 1530 1530 1530 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510 1510

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add £955/add £290 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £815/add £250 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) BWCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm. BWSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 15 nights multi-share accommodation: 12 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 11 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) Sailing option: 11 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 7 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 1 & 2 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

2

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £129. Or pay 6 months in advance and save up to £65. See page 7 for details.

Minjin swing

WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) SURFERS PARADISE: Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour & lunch FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming Go to contiki.com/reefs-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


14 Days Beaches & Reefs

ys a D 14 1095 £ from y a D / £79 Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £60. Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • Entry & guided tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Great Barrier Reef talk & native fish hold

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

contiki.com/beaches

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

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


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

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

Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:BRSW / ex Cairns:BRCW

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

14 Days Beaches & Reefs 13 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 5 dinners (island option) 6 dinners (sailing option)

Kangaroos, Gold Coast

When to go and how much Code: BRSC 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option

Sandunes, Port Stephens

East Coast

Code: BRCS 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Start Sydney

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 8

1190 1190 1190 1190 1190 1190 1190 1190 1190 1190 1190 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220

1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1365 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395

2010 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7

1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160

1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1305 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1270 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8

1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1220 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1215 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195

1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1395 1390 1390 1390 1390 1390 1390 1390 1390 1390 1390 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370 1370

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135

1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1335 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1330 1310 1310 1310 1310 1310 1310 1310 1310 1310 1310 1310

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add £775/add £255 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £635/add £215 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) BRSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 12:00 noon. BRCS: Start Cairns 12:00 noon & end Sydney 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 13 nights multi-share accommodation: 10 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £119. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £59. See page 7 for details.

Great Barrier Reef

SURFERS PARADISE: Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour & lunch Spectacular tandem skydive CAIRNS: Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise - Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners & certified divers - Dawn hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) Go to contiki.com/beaches-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


12 Days Cairns Sunshine Trail

ys a D 12 935 £ from y a D / £78 Your choice You can start this tour in Cairns & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £40.

Gulf of Carpentaria Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Great Barrier Reef talk & native fish hold

Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

3 Shute Harbour Airlie Beach

WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island) Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

Great Australian Bight

Tasman Sea

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


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

Learn to throw a boomerang

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

East Coast 12 Days Cairns Sunshine Trail 11 nights accomm 7 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 3 dinners (island option) 4 dinners (sailing option)

Jetskiing, The Whitsundays

When to go and how much

Days 6-8: Sailing Whitsundays option

Code: BTCS 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Code: BTSC 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Surfers P:BTSW / ex Cairns:BTCW

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

Start Finish Surfers P. Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish Tour Surfers P. Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 1 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 24 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 28 OCT 5 OCT 12 OCT 19 NOV 2 NOV 9 NOV 16 NOV 30 DEC 7 DEC 14 DEC 28

APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25 JAN 8

995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025

1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200

2010 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 12 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 9 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 11 AUG 18 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 29 OCT 6 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 3 NOV 10 NOV 24 DEC 1 DEC 8 DEC 22 DEC 29 JAN 5

955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 985 985 985 985 985 985

1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160

2011 JAN 4 JAN 11 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUN 14 JUN 21 JUL 5 JUL 12 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 9 AUG 16 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27

JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 8

1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005

1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 18 MAY 25 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 22 JUL 6 JUL 13 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 17 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5

985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965

1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add £680/add £229 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £540/add £189 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) BTSC: Start Surfers Paradise 4:30pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. BTCS: Start Cairns 12:00 noon & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 11 nights multi-share accommodation: 9 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) Sailing option: 7 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £99. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £49. See page 7 for details.

Whitewater rafting

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible - Dawn hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast Go to contiki.com/sunshine-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Coast & Whitsundays

ys a D 11 935 £ from y a D / £85 Your choice You can start this tour in the Whitsundays & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £40. Coral Sea

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour • Entry & guided tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary • Australian wine & cheese tasting experience • Sunset surf club dinner & champagne in Noosa • Special Stopover: Langmorn Station • Guided night eco-walk on Fraser Island

Great Barrier Reef

Shute Harbour

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Airlie Beach Mackay

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND COUNTRY 1 HOMESTEAD

Capricorn Coast

1 FRASER ISLAND 1 NOOSA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin Byron Bay

1 COFFS HARBOUR Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES 1 PORT STEPHENS Sydney Tasman Sea

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PORT STEPHENS: Dolphin watching cruise & swimming


31 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’ Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Try your luck at Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore Brisbane, a cosmopolitan city that has a laid-back, small town attitude. After lunch it’s on to Noosa, a beach resort town blending the chic with surf culture. Resort (B,D) Brisbane city tour Watch a demonstration on Australia’s national gem stone, the Opal See picturesque Noosa & its beach Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island You could experience the amazing Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser

Learn to surf

Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island Enjoy the eco-resort’s facilities Day 7: Fraser Island to Country Homestead A bit further north & find yourself at our homestead in the heart of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice of the real Aussie country life & genuine Aussie hospitality over a hearty meal. Country Homestead (B,D) Farm tour to see the farm animals & even kangaroos! Enjoy this evening’s activities with music, a bar & a bonfire Day 8: Country Homestead to the Whitsundays Pass through Mackay & its sugar cane fields en route to Airlie Beach - gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll find yourself in a slice of heaven on tropical Daydream Island. Resort (B,D) Cross the Tropic of Capricorn Rockhampton city tour Visit Airlie Beach, right on the water with a pumping bar & cafe scene Transfer boat to Daydream Island Days 9-10: The Whitsundays Time to slow it down, chill out & catch some rays on the amazing white sandy beaches. Or get your blood pumping with a ton of activities to choose from like waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B) Enjoy great resort facilities See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 8-10: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex Sydney:SQSW / ex W’suns:SQCW

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

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

Langmorn Station

When to go and how much Code: SQSC 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Code: SQCS 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Start Sydney

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start W’suns

Finish Sydney

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 15 SEP 22 OCT 6 OCT 13 OCT 20 OCT 27 NOV 10 NOV 17 NOV 24 DEC 8 DEC 15 DEC 22 JAN 5

995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025

1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1170 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1150 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200

2010 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 18 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 15 JUN 29 JUL 6 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 10 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 12 OCT 19 OCT 26 NOV 2 NOV 16 NOV 23 NOV 30 DEC 14 DEC 21 DEC 28

APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 14 MAY 21 MAY 28 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUN 25 JUL 9 JUL 16 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 20 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 OCT 1 OCT 8 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 12 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 10 DEC 24 DEC 31 JAN 7

955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 955 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 935 985 985 985 985 985 985 985

1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1130 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 12 JAN 19 JAN 26 FEB 2 FEB 9 FEB 16 FEB 23 MAR 2 MAR 9 MAR 16 MAR 23 MAR 30 APR 6 APR 13 APR 20 APR 27 MAY 4 MAY 11 MAY 25 JUN 1 JUN 8 JUN 22 JUN 29 JUL 13 JUL 20 JUL 27 AUG 3 AUG 17 AUG 24 AUG 31 SEP 7 SEP 14 SEP 21 SEP 28 OCT 5

1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1025 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1020 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005

1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1195 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180 1180

2011 JAN 11 JAN 18 JAN 25 FEB 1 FEB 8 FEB 15 FEB 22 MAR 1 MAR 8 MAR 15 MAR 22 MAR 29 APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 APR 26 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 13 SEP 20 SEP 27

JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 19 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 980 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965

1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1160 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1155 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140 1140

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add £599/add £199 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £459/add £159 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) SQSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. SQCS: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Sydney 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in resorts, 1 night in an eco-lodge, 1 night in a surf school village & 1 night in a country homestead Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 8 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) Sailing option: 8 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £99. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £49. See page 7 for details.

Byron Bay

SURFERS PARADISE: Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane joyflight (with acrobatic ‘loop the loops’)! - Spectacular tandem skydive - Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour & lunch FRASER ISLAND: Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with lunch Go to contiki.com/coast-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

East Coast

Mossman Gorge Kuranda

9 Days Island & Rainforest 8 nights accomm 6 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 2 dinners (island option) 3 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 8 nights resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) Sailing option: 6 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 3 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Rainforest adventure on days 7, 8 & 9 • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £79. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £39. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, you could dive the Great Barrier Reef on one of our dive trips. See page 56-57.

Semi-submersible cruise

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

9 Days

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Shute Harbour

Island & Rainforest

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

QUEENSLAND

When to go and how much Code: FNSC 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Code: FNCS 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 19 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19

APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27

810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 830 830 830 830 830 830

985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005

2010 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 16 SEP 23 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23

APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 31

810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 810 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 790 830 830 830 830 830 830

985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 965 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26 OCT 3

830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815

1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990

2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29

JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30 OCT 7

830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 830 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 820 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815 815

1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 1005 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990 990

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add £539/add £165 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £399/add £125 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) FNSC: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 4:00pm. FNCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Whitsundays 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ys 9 Da 790 £ from Day / 8 8 £ contiki.com/island

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

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsundays sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L). Codes: ex W’suns:FNSW / ex Cairns:FNCW

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to the happening city of Townsville that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns. Resort (B) Townsville city tour See the unspoilt national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting

Days 5-6: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 7: Cairns to Cape Tribulation See the Pamagirri dancers & learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then travel along the stunning Coral Sea to gushing Mossman Gorge, pristine Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation. Resort (D) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to Mossman Gorge for swimming Day 8: Cape Tribulation Get back to nature in the Daintree National Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 9: Cape Tribulation to Cairns There’s free time this morning in the Daintree, before heading down to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort town popular with the rich & famous. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile Beach - a band of white-sand beach backed by palms

WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…or coral viewing by semi-submersible - Hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast Go to contiki.com/island-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

7 Days

East Coast Coral Sea

3 CAIRNS Tully

Great Barrier Reef Townsville

Magical Tropics

Shute Harbour

QUEENSLAND

When to go and how much Code: NWSC 2010/11 All prices per person in £

ys 7 Da 570 £ from Day / 2 8 £ contiki.com/magical

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

Townsville city tour See the unspoilt national park of Magnetic Island from Townsville Cross the Tully River, home to Australia's best whitewater rafting Days 5-6: Cairns With a lush tropical setting, Cairns has so much to offer – great restaurants, bars, markets, shopping & of course, nightlife! It’s also the jumping off point for lots of activities like the Outer Barrier Reef cruise or whitewater rafting. Resort (B) Cairns city tour Day 7: Cairns See the Pamagirri dancers & learn about fascinating & ancient Aboriginal culture. Then it's back to Cairns where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

Days 1-3: Sailing Whitsundays option

3 WHITSUNDAYS (Daydream Island)

Want to get out on the water for the next couple of days? Choose our Whitsunday sailing option! See page 57 for more info & the pricing box for costs. There’s no twin or single share available onboard the boat. (D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

Code: NWCS 2010/11 All prices per person in £

Start W’suns

Finish Cairns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

Start Cairns

Finish W’suns

Tour Only

Tour & Sailing

2010 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 20 JUN 27 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 15 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 12 SEP 19 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 24 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 21 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 19

APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 600 600 600 600 600 600

760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 775 775 775 775 775 775

2010 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 21 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 18 JUL 2 JUL 9 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 13 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 1 OCT 15 OCT 22 OCT 29 NOV 5 NOV 19 NOV 26 DEC 3 DEC 17 DEC 24 DEC 31

585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 570 600 600 600 600 600 600

760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 745 775 775 775 775 775 775

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 19 JUN 26 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24 OCT 1

600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585

775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 14 JAN 21 JAN 28 FEB 4 FEB 11 FEB 18 FEB 25 MAR 4 MAR 11 MAR 18 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 20 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 17 JUL 1 JUL 8 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 12 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 23 SEP 30

600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585 585

775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 775 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 770 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760 760

7 Days Magical Tropics 6 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 lunches (sailing option) 1 dinner (island option) 2 dinners (sailing option)

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights quad-share resort accommodation Sailing option: substitute 2 nights in resort with 2 nights on a yacht (see page 57) Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Yacht multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) Sailing option: 4 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £59. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £29. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 54.

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

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns Head north to Townsville, a happening city that straddles the coast & the outback. Continue road-tripping along the spectacular Great Green Way via Tully to the ever-popular travellers’ hub of Cairns gateway to two of the world’s greatest natural attractions, The Great Barrier Reef & the Daintree Rainforest. Resort (B)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Aboriginal dancers

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement (tour only) add £429/add £145 twin-share. Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £289/add £105 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only) NWSC: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 12:00 noon. NWCS: Start Cairns 12:00 noon & end Whitsundays 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

The Tropics

THE WHITSUNDAYS: Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach & lunch (weather dependent) CAIRNS: Tandem skydive - Whitewater raft the Tully River - Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch - Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for beginners & certified divers - Guided horse & quad-bike tours - Bungy jump Go to contiki.com/magical-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

34 East Coast Mossman Gorge Kuranda

3 Days Rainforest Adventure 2 nights accomm 2 breakfasts & 1 dinner

2 CAPE TRIBULATION Port Douglas

Coral Sea

Cairns

Rainforest Adventure

Great Barrier Reef

QUEENSLAND

What’s included All as per itinerary • 2 nights multi-share resort accommodation Basis: Quad-share. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned mini coach • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £29. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £15. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 54.

Didgeridoo, Cairns

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

When to go and how much Code: CYCS 2010/11

3 Days

Code: CYSC 2010/11

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

£ pp

2010 MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 15 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 10 JUN 24 JUL 1 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 5 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 2 SEP 16 SEP 23 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 OCT 28 NOV 11 NOV 18 NOV 25 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 23

MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 279 279 279 279 279 279

2011 JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 12 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 9 JUN 23 JUN 30 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 4 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 22 SEP 29

JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 24 OCT 1

279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269

Start Cairns

Finish Cairns

£ pp

2010 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 MAY 1 MAY 8 MAY 15 MAY 29 JUN 5 JUN 12 JUN 26 JUL 3 JUL 17 JUL 24 JUL 31 AUG 7 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 18 SEP 25 OCT 9 OCT 16 OCT 23 OCT 30 NOV 13 NOV 20 NOV 27 DEC 11 DEC 18 DEC 25

APR 5 APR 12 APR 19 MAY 3 MAY 10 MAY 17 MAY 31 JUN 7 JUN 14 JUN 28 JUL 5 JUL 19 JUL 26 AUG 2 AUG 9 AUG 23 AUG 30 SEP 6 SEP 20 SEP 27 OCT 11 OCT 18 OCT 25 NOV 1 NOV 15 NOV 22 NOV 29 DEC 13 DEC 20 DEC 27

269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 265 279 279 279 279 279 279

2011 JAN 8 JAN 15 JAN 22 JAN 29 FEB 5 FEB 12 FEB 19 FEB 26 MAR 5 MAR 12 MAR 19 MAR 26 APR 2 APR 9 APR 16 APR 23 APR 30 MAY 7 MAY 14 MAY 28 JUN 4 JUN 11 JUN 25 JUL 2 JUL 16 JUL 23 JUL 30 AUG 6 AUG 20 AUG 27 SEP 3 SEP 10 SEP 17 SEP 24

JAN 10 JAN 17 JAN 24 JAN 31 FEB 7 FEB 14 FEB 21 FEB 28 MAR 7 MAR 14 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 11 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 9 MAY 16 MAY 30 JUN 6 JUN 13 JUN 27 JUL 4 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 1 AUG 8 AUG 22 AUG 29 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 19 SEP 26

279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 279 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 275 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269 269

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £109 (add £25 twin-share). CYCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Cairns 5:00pm. CYSC: Start Cairns 8:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ys 3 Da 265 £ from Day / 9 8 £

contiki.com/rainforest

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

Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before heading back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area where 2 of Australia’s most significant World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet! Resort (B) Learn about unique Daintree flora & fauna on a board walk Listen to Aboriginal legends about the precious area Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns Learn about the fascinating indigenous Aboriginal culture. Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) Visit Rainforestation Nature Park for an Aboriginal dreamtime walk, experience native dancing, see spear throwing & learn how to throw a boomerang

Kuranda Skyrail

CAIRNS: Bungy jump with panoramic views of the rainforest CAPE TRIBULATION: Cable zip line via flying foxes through the rainforest from floor to canopy Go to contiki.com/rainforest-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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5 Days City to Surf

East Coast 5 Days City to Surf 4 nights accomm 3 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Sea kayaking safari

What’s included All as per itinerary • 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in resorts & 1 night in a surf school village Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 3 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

QUEENSLAND SURFERS PARADISE 2

ys 5 Da 449 £ from Day / 0 9 £

Currumbin Byron Bay

COFFS HARBOUR 1 NEW SOUTH WALES PORT STEPHENS 1 Sydney Tasman Sea

VICTORIA Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/surf

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Sydney to Shoal Bay (Port Stephens) Meet up with your Contiki crew & check out Sydney’s icons. Then head up north to the ‘blue water paradise’ of Port Stephens & pristine Shoal Bay where you can cruise with the dolphins or try sandboarding. Resort (D) Sydney city tour See the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge Visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour Day 2: Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour Continue up Australia’s famous ‘holiday coast’ to the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour where our Surf Camp & School has cabins located right on the beach. We’ll show you the best waves to surf if you already know how, or teach you if you don’t. Surf Village (B,D) See the iconic ‘Big Banana’

Day 3: Coffs Harbour to Surfers Paradise Wander through the relaxed, small coastal town of Byron Bay with its New Ageorganic lifestyle, artsy shops & fantastic eateries. Later, encounter native Aussie animals at Currumbin Sanctuary. Resort (B) Visit Cape Byron - Australia's most easterly point Visit a wildlife sanctuary - cuddle a koala & see kangaroos, emus, crocodiles, dingoes, Tasmanian devils & more! Visit stunning Gold Coast beaches Visit Jupiter's Casino Day 4: Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise is the place to party in the ‘sunshine state’. Combine sun, surf, adventure, water activities & more bars & nightclubs than you could ‘poke a stick at’ & you have a travellers paradise! Resort Day 5: Surfers Paradise The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

• ‘Learn to Surf’ lesson or kayak

When to go and how much

in Coffs Harbour

Code: BSSB 2010/11 Start Sydney

Finish Surfers P.

£ pp

Start Sydney

Finish Surfers P.

£ pp

2010 MAR 21 MAR 28 APR 4 APR 18 APR 25 MAY 2 MAY 16 MAY 23 MAY 30 JUN 13 JUN 20 JUL 4 JUL 11 JUL 18 JUL 25 AUG 8 AUG 15 AUG 22 SEP 5 SEP 12 SEP 26 OCT 3 OCT 10 OCT 17 OCT 31 NOV 7 NOV 14 NOV 28 DEC 5 DEC 12 DEC 26

MAR 25 APR 1 APR 8 APR 22 APR 29 MAY 6 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUN 3 JUN 17 JUN 24 JUL 8 JUL 15 JUL 22 JUL 29 AUG 12 AUG 19 AUG 26 SEP 9 SEP 16 SEP 30 OCT 7 OCT 14 OCT 21 NOV 4 NOV 11 NOV 18 DEC 2 DEC 9 DEC 16 DEC 30

459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 449 469 469 469 469 469 469

2011 JAN 2 JAN 9 JAN 16 JAN 23 JAN 30 FEB 6 FEB 13 FEB 20 FEB 27 MAR 6 MAR 13 MAR 20 MAR 27 APR 3 APR 10 APR 17 APR 24 MAY 1 MAY 15 MAY 22 MAY 29 JUN 12 JUN 19 JUL 3 JUL 10 JUL 17 JUL 24 AUG 7 AUG 14 AUG 21 AUG 28 SEP 4 SEP 11 SEP 18 SEP 25

JAN 6 JAN 13 JAN 20 JAN 27 FEB 3 FEB 10 FEB 17 FEB 24 MAR 3 MAR 10 MAR 17 MAR 24 MAR 31 APR 7 APR 14 APR 21 APR 28 MAY 5 MAY 19 MAY 26 JUN 2 JUN 16 JUN 23 JUL 7 JUL 14 JUL 21 JUL 28 AUG 11 AUG 18 AUG 25 SEP 1 SEP 8 SEP 15 SEP 22 SEP 29

469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 469 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £240 (add £69 twin-share). Start Sydney 7:00am & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Surfers Paradise

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Only with Contiki

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £49. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £25. See page 7 for details.

Dracula’s cabaret show

PORT STEPHENS: Sandboard & ‘surf’ down the sandunes COFFS HARBOUR: Learn to surf lesson SURFERS PARADISE: Dracula’s comedy cabaret show & dinner - Spectacular tandem skydive - Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland - Guided sea-kayak safari Go to contiki.com/surf-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


11 Days Territory & Outback

ys a D 11 885 £ from y a D / £81 Your choice You can start this tour in Darwin & travel it in reverse.

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

Gulf of Carpentaria

Daly Waters

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime bushtucker’ tour • Traditional Aussie morning tea at Devils Marbles

NORTHERN TERRITORY 1 TENNANT CREEK

Great Barrier Reef

Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Ti Tree Simpsons Gap

KINGS CANYON 1 WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Kata Tjuta

2

QUEENSLAND

2 ALICE SPRINGS

ULURU

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Great Australian Bight

NEW SOUTH WALES

Tasman Sea

contiki.com/territory

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

VICTORIA

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


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

Day 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory before dipping into the refreshing Mataranka Thermal Pools. Continue on to the surprisingly lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B) Visit Daly Waters - the famous outback pub Chill out & swim in the Mataranka thermal pools Visit Elsey - the historic ’We of the Never Never’ homestead Day 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip for an up close experience with dramatic Katherine Gorge. Then it’s on to Kakadu National Park via Edith or Gunlom Falls. Hotel (B,D) Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the sheer rock walls & wildlife Entry to Kakadu National Park (fee included) Day 9: Kakadu National Park Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes, abundance of wildlife & arguably Australia's best Aboriginal rock art found at places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B) Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles & native birds Day 10: Kakadu National Park to Darwin Wind your way to Darwin, an exotic, diverse place that combines East & West & attracts people from all over the country. Tonight maybe try your luck at the casino or go dancing & party the night away. Hotel (B) Visit Darwin Museum, home to the Cyclone Tracy display Day 11: Darwin to Litchfield National Park Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept secret, Litchfield National Park & plunge into the cool pool of water below Florence Falls. Then it’s back to Darwin where the tour ends & its time to say farewell to your new friends. (B) See the unique, huge termite mounds See Litchfield’s rainforests & rock formations Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

Northern Territory 11 Days Territory & Outback 10 nights accomm 9 breakfasts 4 dinners Katherine Gorge cruise

What’s included All as per itinerary • 10 nights multi-share accommodation: 7 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 9 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

2

Hot air ballooning

When to go and how much Code: TEAD 2010/11

Code: TEDA 2010/11

Start A.Springs

Finish Darwin

£ pp

Start Darwin

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

2010 APR 4 MAY 2 MAY 30 JUN 27 JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 19 OCT 17 NOV 14 DEC 12

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP SEP OCT NOV DEC

14 12 9 7 4 1 29 27 24 22

889 889 889 889 905 905 905 905 885 885

2010 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1 DEC 29

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN

3 1 29 26 24 21 18 16 13 11 8

889 889 889 889 905 905 905 905 885 885 885

2011 JAN 9 FEB 6 MAR 6 APR 3 MAY 1 MAY 29 JUN 26 JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18

JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28

885 885 885 949 949 949 949 929 929 929

2011 JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7

FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17

885 885 885 949 949 949 929 929 929

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £89. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £45. See page 7 for details.

More options While you’re in this part of the world, jump on a low cost airline & explore more of Oz with our 4 day Melbourne Explorer package. See page 54.

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £515 (add £170 twin-share). TEAD: Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. TEDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Kakadu scenic flight

Meet the locals

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert & the MacDonnell Range KATHERINE: Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area Go to contiki.com/territory-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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6 Days

Northern Territory 6 Days Alice & Kakadu 5 nights accomm 5 breakfasts 2 dinners

Alice & Kakadu

Kakadu National Park

What’s included All as per itinerary • 5 nights multi-share hotel accommodation Basis: mainly quad, some triple. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 5 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Only with Contiki • Traditional Aussie morning tea at Devils Marbles

Litchfield N.P

1 DARWIN 2 KAKADU N.P 1 KATHERINE Daly Waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY

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

ys 6 Da 539 £ from Day / 0 9 £

1 TENNANT CREEK Devils Marbles Wycliffe Well

Ti Tree

Alice Springs

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/kakadu

Itinerary and included sightseeing

When to go and how much Code: AKDA 2010/11

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £59. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £29. See page 7 for details.

Gulf of Carpentaria

Mataranka

Code: AKAD 2010/11

Start Darwin

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

2010 MAR 24 APR 21 MAY 19 JUN 16 JUL 14 AUG 11 SEP 8 OCT 6 NOV 3 DEC 1 DEC 29

MAR 29 APR 26 MAY 24 JUN 21 JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13 OCT 11 NOV 8 DEC 6 JAN 3

539 539 539 539 555 555 555 555 539 539 539

2011 JAN 26 FEB 23 MAR 23 APR 20 MAY 18 JUN 15 JUL 13 AUG 10 SEP 7

JAN 31 FEB 28 MAR 28 APR 25 MAY 23 JUN 20 JUL 18 AUG 15 SEP 12

539 539 539 579 579 579 569 569 569

Start A.Springs

Finish Darwin

£ pp

2010 APR 9 MAY 7 JUN 4 JUL 2 JUL 30 AUG 27 SEP 24 OCT 22 NOV 19 DEC 17

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP SEP OCT NOV DEC

14 12 9 7 4 1 29 27 24 22

539 539 539 555 555 555 555 555 539 539

2011 JAN 14 FEB 11 MAR 11 APR 8 MAY 6 JUN 3 JUL 1 JUL 29 AUG 26 SEP 23

JAN 19 FEB 16 MAR 16 APR 13 MAY 11 JUN 8 JUL 6 AUG 3 AUG 31 SEP 28

539 539 539 579 579 579 569 569 569 569

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £255 (add £85 twin-share). AKDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 2:00pm. AKAD: Start Alice Springs 9:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Devils Marbles

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

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

Katherine Gorge cruise

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK: Scenic flight over this World Heritage Listed area KATHERINE: Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Go to contiki.com/kakadu-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


39 Northern Territory

6 Days Alice & Uluru

6 Days Alice & Uluru 5 nights accomm 4 breakfasts 2 dinners Swimming, Kings Canyon

What’s included Gulf of Carpentaria

NORTHERN TERRITORY

ys 6 Da 529 £ from Day / 9 8 £

Simpsons Gap KINGS CANYON 1 2 ALICE SPRINGS Kata Tjuta 2 ULURU

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

contiki.com/uluru

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Alice Springs Meet up with your Contiki Crew & explore the Outback’s unofficial capital - ‘The Alice’ - famous for its remote location, its Aussie characters & its reputation as the national hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (D) Alice Springs town tour Visit ANZAC Hill lookout See Alice Springs Telegraph Station Visit Alice Springs Desert Park & learn about plants & animals found across the Central Australian desert Visit the important Aboriginal cultural site of Simpson’s Gap Visit West MacDonnell National Park Cocktail making competition Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station Strike out West to rugged Kings Creek Station, a working camel station & tonight do as the real Aussie ‘bushies’ do & sleep under the stars in a comfy swag. Outback bush camp (B,D) Cross the Finke - the world’s oldest river Enjoy a unique experience at an overnight bush camp on a cattle & camel station See the desert night sky & stars Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru Walk through one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia – Kings Canyon. Then hit the road for the Yulara Resort & watch the sun set over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Lodge (B) Visit Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park Hike to the 'Garden of Eden' waterhole & the 'Lost City' See Mt. Connor, over 700 million years old

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

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

1

When to go and how much

Only with Contiki • Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime

Code: AEAD 2010/11

Code: AEDA 2010/11

All as per itinerary • 5 nights multi-share accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 2 nights in a lodge & 1 night on an outback bush camp in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’ Basis: Quad-share. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Outback bush camp multi-share only More info at contiki.com/ ausaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major towns • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

bushtucker’ tour

Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

Start A.Springs

Finish A.Springs

£ pp

2010 MAR 29 APR 26 MAY 24 JUN 21 JUL 19 AUG 16 SEP 13 OCT 11 NOV 8 DEC 6

APR MAY MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

3 1 29 26 24 21 18 16 13 11

529 529 529 529 545 545 545 545 529 529

2010 APR 4 MAY 2 MAY 30 JUN 27 JUL 25 AUG 22 SEP 19 OCT 17 NOV 14 DEC 12

APR MAY JUN JUL JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

9 7 4 2 30 27 24 22 19 17

529 529 529 529 545 545 545 545 529 529

2011 JAN 3 JAN 31 FEB 28 MAR 28 APR 25 MAY 23 JUN 20 JUL 18 AUG 15 SEP 12

JAN 8 FEB 5 MAR 5 APR 2 APR 30 MAY 28 JUN 25 JUL 23 AUG 20 SEP 17

529 529 529 529 569 569 569 559 559 559

2011 JAN 9 FEB 6 MAR 6 APR 3 MAY 1 MAY 29 JUN 26 JUL 24 AUG 21 SEP 18

JAN 14 FEB 11 MAR 11 APR 8 MAY 6 JUN 3 JUL 1 JUL 29 AUG 26 SEP 23

529 529 529 569 569 569 569 559 559 559

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £49. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £25. See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £265 (add £89 twin-share). AEDA: Start Alice Springs 1:30pm & end Alice Springs 12:00 noon. AEAD: Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Alice Springs 10:00am. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

Quad biking, Kings Canyon

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Uluru

ALICE SPRINGS: Dawn hot air balloon flight over desert KINGS CANYON: Explore Kings Creek Station on a quad-bike - Scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon ULURU: Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru - Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles Go to contiki.com/uluru-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


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This is New Zealand

12 amazing tours from 3 to 15 days to travel For more ways -57 52 p. e se iki Cont

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

Whitewater ra fting

Snowboarding in Queenstown

For more info about New Zealand visit contiki.com/newzealand


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TOP ACCOMMODATION. In New Zealand you’ll sleep in amazing places like... – On a sailing boat, cruising the breathtaking Milford Sound – In the Bay of Islands at a resort hotel right near the beach mountains – A Queenstown hotel overlooking the lake & snow-capped village r Glacie – At a rainforest retreat in the heart of Franz Josef wilderness nding surrou the & – Right on the doorstep of glacial Lake Ohau hotels l centra y, – And when in the cities, it’s qualit There’s loads more online at contiki.com/nzaccommodation

Lake Ohau Lodge

Glacier heli-hike

Milford Sound overnight cruise

COOL STUFF TO DO

– Pump the adrenaline with bungy, canyon swinging & sky diving ls – Relax in Rotorua’s hot thermal poo – Become a ‘Zorbanaut’ rding – Carve up the slopes skiing & boa ier – Hike on an ancient glac ds – Cruise the beautiful Bay of Islan cient glacier tting spo seal a on Hike on an an – Get close to nature safari ous Lord – ‘Get all Hollywood’ spotting fam s of the Rings location – Swim with dolphins – Meet a kiwi (…the bird, that is) s at Waitomo – Blackwater raft underground cave Agrodome – Get a taste for NZ farm life at the Beach – Surf the sand dunes at 90 Mile ng, oati jetb e lleng cha e tripl the – Take ride heli a whitewater rafting &

And that’s just the beginning...

Jetboat adventure

To find out more go to contiki.com/nzaccommodation & contiki.com/exploremore

t Don’t forgeer! down und Australia r day i from £77 pe with Contik


15 Days Grand Explorer

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Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Queenstown & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £45.

2

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with champagne • Return ferry ride to Russell & guided historical walking tour • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters • Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride • Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef • Guided trek & goldpanning in historic Arrowtown • Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

1 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

contiki.com/grand-explorer

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

BAY OF ISLANDS: Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading & sand dune ‘surfing’ - Fishing trip WAITOMO: Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves


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

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

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

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

ays D 4 1 980 £ m o fr Day / 0 7 £

• For 14 day tour price - deduct £55 from price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: £85. • Single room supplement: £435. • Code: ex Auckland: NDZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 2:00pm. • Code: ex Queenstown: NDZC. Start 11:00am/End 12:00 noon. • 14 day tour starts or ends at Queenstown airport.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £109. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £55. See page 7 for details.

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

New Zealand 15 Days Grand Explorer 14 nights accomm 14 breakfasts & 6 dinners

When to go and how much Code: NGZA 2010/11 Start Auckland

Finish C’church

Code: NGZC 2010/11 £ pp

Start C’church

Finish Auckland

£ pp

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

24 6 18 30 11 23 5 17 29 10 22 3 15 27 9 21 2 10 18 26 4 12 20 24 28 1 5 9 13

1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1050 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1035 1060 1060 1060 1060 1060 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1110 1110 1110 1110

JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8

1110 1110 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1090 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1075 1060 1060 1060 1060 1060 1060 1060 1060

2010 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

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

24 6 18 30 11 23 5 17 29 10 22 3 15 27 9 21 2 10 18 26 4 12 20 24 28 1 5 9 13

1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1095 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1080 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135

2010 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24

JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8

1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1135 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1120 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105 1105

2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £465 (add £99 twin-share). NGZA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NGZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 14 nights multi-share accommodation: 8 nights in hotels & resorts, 5 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat. Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Cruise boat quad-share only More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 14 breakfasts (B) & 6 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £109. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £55. See page 7 for details.

Geyser, Rotorua

ROTORUA: Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis WELLINGTON: Day trip to major ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie locations FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) QUEENSTOWN: Scenic tandem skydive - AJ Hackett bungy jump - Skyswing 400m above the town LAKE TEKAPO: Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak Go to contiki.com/grand-explorer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


13 Days Grand Adventurer

ys a D 13 915 £ from y a D / £71 le Mi ety ch Nin Bea

Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Queenstown & travel it in reverse – if you do, you save up to £35.

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters • Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride • Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef • Guided trek & goldpanning in historic Arrowtown • Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

Auckland

1 CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

contiki.com/grand-adventurer

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

WAITOMO: Guided tours of Ruakuri or Waitomo Caves to see the famous glowworms & rock formations ROTORUA: Skyline gondola & luge rides - Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras


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

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

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

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

ays D 2 1 £860 y from Da / 2 7 £

• For 12 day tour price - deduct £55 from price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: £69. • Single room supplement: £350. • Code: ex Auckland: NBZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 2:00pm. • Code: ex Queenstown: NBZC. Start 11:00am/End 12:00 noon. • 12 day tour starts or ends at Queenstown airport.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £89. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £45. See page 7 for details.

New Zealand 13 Days Grand Adventurer 12 nights accomm 12 breakfasts & 5 dinners Mt. Cook scenic flight

When to go and how much Code: NPZA 2010/11

What’s included

Code: NPZC 2010/11

Start Auckland

Finish C’church

£ pp

Start C’church

Finish Auckland

£ pp

2010 APR 12 APR 24 MAY 6 MAY 18 MAY 30 JUN 11 JUN 23 JUL 5 JUL 17 JUL 29 AUG 10 AUG 22 SEP 3 SEP 15 SEP 27 OCT 9 OCT 21 OCT 29 NOV 6 NOV 14 NOV 22 NOV 30 DEC 8 DEC 12 DEC 16 DEC 20 DEC 24 DEC 28

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

24 6 18 30 11 23 5 17 29 10 22 3 15 27 9 21 2 10 18 26 4 12 20 24 28 1 5 9

965 965 965 965 965 965 965 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 975 975 975 975 975 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995

2010 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

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

22 4 16 28 9 21 3 15 27 8 20 1 13 25 7 19 31 8 16 24 2 10 18 22 26 30 3 7 11

930 930 930 930 930 930 930 915 915 915 915 915 915 915 915 940 940 940 940 940 960 960 960 960 960 975 975 975 975

2011 JAN 1 JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26

JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26 OCT 8

995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 985 985 985 985 985 985 985 975 975 975 975 975 975 975 975

2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24

JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24 OCT 6

975 975 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 960 950 950 950 950 950 950 950 940 940 940 940 940 940 940 940

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £389 (add £85 twin-share). NPZA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NPZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

All as per itinerary • 12 nights multi-share accommodation: 6 nights in hotels & resorts, 5 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat. Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Cruise boat quad-share only More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 12 breakfasts (B) & 5 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £99. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £49. See page 7 for details.

Zorb ball, Rotorua

LAKE TAUPO: Rocks‘n’Ropes adventure course (trapezes, high-wires, tightropes) WELLINGTON: Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland In-depth ‘hop on/hop off’ Wellington city tour FOX GLACIER: Heli-hike tour - fly to & walk on the glacier QUEENSTOW N: Whitewater raft grade 3 rapids on the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers LAKE TEKAPO: Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt. Cook, NZ’s highest peak Go to contiki.com/grand-adventurer-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


7 Days Scenic Southern

ys a D 7 9 0 5 £ from y a D / £73 Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington & travel it in reverse.

NORTH ISLAND

Cook Straight Picton

Wellington

Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

Arthur’s Pass

FRANZ JOSEF & FOX GLACIER 1 Haast Pass

MILFORD SOUND 1

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef Glacier • Guided goldmining trek & goldpanning experience in historic Arrowtown • See spectacular mountain views on a Skyline gondola ride in Queenstown

Tasman Sea

CHRISTCHURCH Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE OHAU 3 QUEENSTOWN

Pacific Ocean

Te Anau

contiki.com/south

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

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


47 Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau Meet up with your Contiki Crew & set out for Lake Ohau this morning. On the way, cut through surreal Mackenzie Country, snap a picture of glacial Lake Tekapo’s brilliant turquoise water, & catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook. Lodge (D) Day 2: Lake Ohau to Milford Sound Pan for gold in the quaint, old gold mining town of Arrowtown. Then it’s back on the road to travel through more dramatic countryside & through Homer Tunnel en route to the world-famous Milford Sound. Overnight cruise (B,D) Soak up the historical ambiance of Arrowtown with its original wooden & stone buildings Contiki exclusive overnight cruise on Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park Cruise past sheer rocky cliffs & forests clinging to the slopes See the awe-inspiring 1692m high Mitre Peak Day 3: Milford Sound to Queenstown First up, a pit-stop at the home of bungy Kawarau Bridge. Give this crazy thrill-sport a go! After the adrenaline rush, take it easy as we continue on to a travellers favourite - Queenstown. Lodge (B,D) Days 4-5: Queenstown You’ve got 2 free days to explore the ‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless list of activities. Not to mention its atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars & a picture postcard lakeside setting that will blow your mind! Lodge (B) (B) Queenstown tour See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak mountain ranges

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

New Zealand 7 Days Scenic Southern 6 nights accomm 6 breakfasts & 4 dinners

Drive through Westland National Park featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests Stunning drive through the Southern Alps Day 7: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch Venture along the rugged West Coast up to Hokitika & then through the majestic Southern Alps on an amazing drive back to the charmingly English city of Christchurch where you’ll have free time to explore. (B)

Fox Glacier heli ride

When to go and how much Code: NSZA 2010/11

Code: NSZC 2010/11

See traditional Maori greenstone carving

Start C’church

Finish C’church

£ pp

Scenic drive through Arthur's Pass National Park

2010 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

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

16 28 10 22 3 15 27 9 21 2 14 26 7 19 1 13 25 2 10 18 26 4 12 16 20 24 28 1 5

515 515 515 515 515 515 515 509 509 509 509 509 509 509 509 519 519 519 519 519 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535

2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24

JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 22 APR 3 APR 15 APR 27 MAY 9 MAY 21 JUN 2 JUN 14 JUN 26 JUL 8 JUL 20 AUG 1 AUG 13 AUG 25 SEP 6 SEP 18 SEP 30

535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 525 525 525 525 525 525 525 519 519 519 519 519 519 519 519

Christchurch city tour Please note: This is the itinerary for the tour code NSZC. The NSZA itinerary operates in reverse.

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

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

ys 8 Da 599 £ from Day / 5 7 £

• For 8 day tour price - add £90 to price in the price box. • Twin room supplement: £45. • Single room supplement: £215. • Code: ex Christchurch: NSHC. Start 8:00am/End 6:00pm. • Code: ex Wellington: NSHA. Start 7:00am/End 6:00pm. • 8 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £59. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £29. See page 7 for details.

Start C’church

Finish C’church

£ pp

2010 APR 18 APR 30 MAY 12 MAY 24 JUN 5 JUN 17 JUN 29 JUL 11 JUL 23 AUG 4 AUG 16 AUG 28 SEP 9 SEP 21 OCT 3 OCT 15 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

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

24 6 18 30 11 23 5 17 29 10 22 3 15 27 9 21 2 10 18 26 4 12 20 24 28 1 5

515 515 515 515 515 515 515 509 509 509 509 509 509 509 519 519 519 519 519 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535

2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 MAR 12 MAR 24 APR 5 APR 17 APR 29 MAY 11 MAY 23 JUN 4 JUN 16 JUN 28 JUL 10 JUL 22 AUG 3 AUG 15 AUG 27 SEP 8 SEP 20

JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26

535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 535 525 525 525 525 525 525 525 525 519 519 519 519 519 519 519

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £175 (add £39 twin-share). NSZC: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NSZA: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 6 nights multi-share accommodation: 1 night in a resort, 4 nights in lodges & 1 night onboard a cruise boat Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. Cruise boat quad-share only More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 4 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES Heritage sites visited VISITED

1

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £49. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £25. See page 7 for details.

Cathedral Square, Christchurch

QUEENSTOWN: Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River - Canyon swing on a giant rope across the Shotover River, 109m up! FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) - Heli-hike tour - fly to & walk on the glacier - Scenic helicopter flight to see Mt Cook & land on Fox glacier Go to contiki.com/south-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


8 Days Northern Highlights

ys a D 8 5 7 5 £ from y a D / £72 le Mi ty h ne c Ni Bea

Your choice You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington & travel it in reverse if you do you save up to £20.

2

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

contiki.com/north

WAITOMO CAVES 1

1 ROTORUA Huka Falls

TAUPO 1 NORTH ISLAND

Tasman Sea

Tongariro N.P

Cook Straight Picton

2 WELLINGTON Co ast

SOUTH ISLAND

Ka iko ura

Only with Contiki (special inclusions) • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with champagne • Return ferry ride to Russell & guided historical walking tour • Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua • Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters • Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride (extension only)

Pacific Ocean

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

Christchurch

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

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


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

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

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

Quad biking, Wellington

ys 6 Da 425 £ from Day / 1 7 £

• For 6 day tour price - deduct £150 from price in the price box.

• Twin room supplement: £39. • Single room supplement: £190. • Code: ex Auckland: NNZA. Start 12:00 noon/End 6:00pm. • Code: ex Wellington: NNZC. Start 7:30am/End 12:00 noon. • 6 day tour starts or ends at Abel Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £49. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £25. See page 7 for details.

New Zealand 8 Days Northern Highlights 7 nights accomm 7 breakfasts & 2 dinners Maori Haka

When to go and how much Code: NNHA 2010/11

Code: NNHC 2010/11

Start Auckland

Finish C’church

£ pp

2010 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 NOV 4 NOV 12 NOV 20 NOV 28 DEC 6 DEC 10 DEC 14 DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

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

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

599 599 599 599 599 599 599 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 609 609 609 609 609 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625

2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24

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

625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 615 615 615 615 615 615 615 609 609 609 609 609 609 609 609

Start C’church

Finish Auckland

£ pp

2010 APR 17 APR 29 MAY 11 MAY 23 JUN 4 JUN 16 JUN 28 JUL 10 JUL 22 AUG 3 AUG 15 AUG 27 SEP 8 SEP 20 OCT 2 OCT 14 OCT 26 NOV 3 NOV 11 NOV 19 NOV 27 DEC 5 DEC 13 DEC 17 DEC 21 DEC 25 DEC 29

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

24 6 18 30 11 23 5 17 29 10 22 3 15 27 9 21 2 10 18 26 4 12 20 24 28 1 5

579 579 579 579 579 579 579 575 575 575 575 575 575 575 589 589 589 589 589 605 605 605 605 605 615 615 615

2011 JAN 2 JAN 6 JAN 10 JAN 14 JAN 18 JAN 22 JAN 26 JAN 30 FEB 3 FEB 7 FEB 11 FEB 15 FEB 19 FEB 23 FEB 27 MAR 3 MAR 7 MAR 11 MAR 23 APR 4 APR 16 APR 28 MAY 10 MAY 22 JUN 3 JUN 15 JUN 27 JUL 9 JUL 21 AUG 2 AUG 14 AUG 26 SEP 7 SEP 19

JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26

615 615 615 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 605 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 595 589 589 589 589 589 589 589

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £255 (add £55 twin-share). NNHA: Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm. NNHC: Start Christchurch 7:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

What’s included All as per itinerary • 7 nights multi-share accommodation: 5 nights in hotels, 1 night in a resort & 1 night in a lodge Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 7 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance, you save £59. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £29. See page 7 for details.

Jet boat ride, Huka Falls

WAITOMO: Guided tours of Ruakuri or Waitomo Caves to see the famous glowworms & rock formations - Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves ROTORUA: Become a ‘zorbonaut’ & race down a hill inside a man-size, transparent zorb ball LAKE TAUPO: Jet boat ride to Huka Falls - Fun evening lake cruise including fishing & karaoke! WELLINGTON: Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland Go to contiki.com/north-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


50

3 Days

New Zealand 3 Days Bay of Islands 2 nights accomm 2 breakfasts & 1 dinner

Bay of Islands

Hole in the Rock Fastboat

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops

What’s included le Mi ty h ne c Ni Bea

All as per itinerary • 2 nights in multi-share hotel accommodation: Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 2 breakfasts (B) & 1 dinner (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

2

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell

ys 3 Da 175 £ from Day / 9 5 £

Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

Tasman Sea

NORTH ISLAND

contiki.com/bay

Only with Contiki • Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with •

champagne Return ferry ride to Russell & guided historical walking tour

Champagne BBQ

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

When to go and how much Code: NCZA/NCZC 2010/11 Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

£ pp

Start Auckland

Finish Auckland

£ pp

2010 APR 10 APR 22 MAY 4 MAY 16 MAY 28 JUN 9 JUN 21 JUL 3 JUL 15 JUL 27 AUG 8 AUG 20 SEP 1 SEP 13 SEP 25 OCT 7 OCT 19 OCT 27 •• OCT 31 • NOV 4 •• NOV 8 • NOV 12 •• NOV 16 • NOV 20 •• NOV 24 • NOV 28 •• DEC 2 • DEC 6 •• DEC 10 DEC 14 •• DEC 18 DEC 22 DEC 26 DEC 30

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

179 179 179 179 179 179 179 175 175 175 175 175 175 175 175 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185

2011 JAN 3 JAN 7 JAN 11 JAN 15 JAN 19 JAN 23 JAN 27 JAN 31 FEB 4 FEB 8 FEB 12 FEB 16 FEB 20 FEB 24 FEB 28 MAR 4 MAR 8 • MAR 12 • MAR 16 MAR 28 APR 9 APR 21 MAY 3 MAY 15 MAY 27 JUN 8 JUN 20 JUL 2 JUL 14 JUL 26 AUG 7 AUG 19 AUG 31 SEP 12 SEP 24

JAN 5 JAN 9 JAN 13 JAN 17 JAN 21 JAN 25 JAN 29 FEB 2 FEB 6 FEB 10 FEB 14 FEB 18 FEB 22 FEB 26 MAR 2 MAR 6 MAR 10 MAR 14 MAR 18 MAR 30 APR 11 APR 23 MAY 5 MAY 17 MAY 29 JUN 10 JUN 22 JUL 4 JUL 16 JUL 28 AUG 9 AUG 21 SEP 2 SEP 14 SEP 26

185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179 179

12 24 6 18 30 11 23 5 17 29 10 22 3 15 27 9 21 29 2 6 10 14 18 22 26 30 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 1

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £79 (add £19 twin-share). Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Auckland 12:00 noon. For travel insurance see page 58. • The tour code for these dates is NCZC only. •• The tour code for these dates is NCZA only. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Itinerary and included sightseeing

region’s history as the nation’s birthplace. Later, take your pick from one of the area’s many stunning beaches & chill out under the sun. Hotel (B)

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

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

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

Parasaling

BAY OF ISLANDS: Ocean kayaking adventure to Haruru Falls - Swim with the dolphins - Exciting ‘Fastboat’ trip through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ - Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading & sand dune ‘surfing’ Go to contiki.com/bay-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


51

5 Days

New Zealand 5 Days Sun & Steam 4 nights accomm 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners

Sun & Steam

Thermal Spa, Rotorua

Places visited 1 1 or more nightstops le Mi ty h ne c Ni Bea

ys 5 Da 369 £ from Day / 4 7 £

2

All as per itinerary • 4 nights multi-share accommodation: 3 nights in hotel & 1 night in a lodge Basis: mainly triple, some quad. Twin/single-share also available at additional cost. More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 4 breakfasts (B) & 2 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges

BAY OF ISLANDS Russell Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

Tasman Sea

WAITOMO CAVES 1

What’s included

1 ROTORUA

NORTH ISLAND

Only with Contiki

contiki.com/steam

• Bay of Islands BBQ dinner with

Itinerary and included sightseeing

Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi

Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands Meet up with your Contiki Crew in New Zealand’s largest city, hop on the coach, & head north up the coast to the idyllic & green Northland region. This area is a favourite holiday destination with the Kiwi’s because of its never-ending beaches & laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. Tonight, take it easy at a seaside resort in Paihia & “breathe in” the beauty & spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D)

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo Circle back to Auckland, with it’s panoramic location right on a harbour & surrounded by outer islands. After lunch, roll through the lush, green countryside to Waitomo. There’s over 300 caves in the area, with some unique attractions like amazing limestone formations & glowing bugs at the glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D)

Venture across Auckland's Harbour Bridge & see the 'City of Sails' harbour made famous by the America's Cup

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See Auckland’s Sky Tower Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home to a national treasure of ancient, giant kauri trees Day 2: Bay of Islands Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one of New Zealand’s top natural playgrounds & getting out on the water is a must! Opt in for a sea kayaking adventure, dive in & swim with the dolphins, parasail over the beautiful turquoise waters, or speed through the “Hole in the Rock” on a fast boat through the islands. This area is also a place rich in Maori culture. Explore their Tribal Lands & learn more about the region’s history as the nation’s birthplace. Later, take your pick from one of the area’s many stunning beaches & chill out under the sun. Hotel (B)

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

When to go and how much

See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori

historical walking tour

• Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance in Rotorua

Code: NRZA 2010/11

Enjoy a traditional New Zealand country pub Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua See even more amazing scenery today en route to Rotorua. Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you enter Rotorua, New Zealand’s most dynamic thermal area & a cultural centre of the native Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a traditional Maori hangi & concert. Hotel (B) Rotorua city tour Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun & interactive experience showcasing Kiwi farming, farm animals & a world famous sheep show Day 5: Rotorua to Auckland You’ll be collected by a transfer coach to head through the Waitomo countryside back to Auckland where the tour ends when you arrive in the late afternoon. (B) Please note: The transfer from Rotorua to Auckland is not operated by Contiki, but a third party operator.

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• Return ferry ride to Russell & guided

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Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £39. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £19 See page 7 for details.

Prices above are based on quad-share. Single room supplement add £145 (add £30 twin-share). Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Auckland 6:00pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15. Guided bush walk

BAY OF ISLANDS: Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with lunch WAITOMO: Black water rafting in a rubber ring through underground caves ROTORUA: Skyline gondola & luge rides - Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras Go to contiki.com/steam-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


More ways to travel Contiki. Contiki doesn’t just do tours. We can help you explore a city in your own time. Go diving in the Great Barrier Reef, go sailing in the Whitsundays or spend New Years Eve in buzzing Sydney.

Diving & sailing tours Get up close to the beautiful World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef on one of our diving packages. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, there’s diving to suit everyone. Or jump on our private boat & set sail through the picturesque Whitsunday Islands, where you’ll learn the ropes on this fun sailing experience. More on pages 56-57.

Explorer trips We have 3 & 4 day short breaks that don’t include a Tour Manager, so you can set your own agenda & explore at your own pace. There are 3 destinations to choose from – Sydney, Melbourne or Auckland. Book one before or after your tour to spend more time in these destinations. Or take one on its own without a tour. More on page 54.

Festival fun

Special events & ski tours Plan your tour to co-ordinate with a unique special event like the Big Day Out, or try our New Zealand ski trips for some fun on the slopes. See page 53.

New Year’s Eve Our NYE tour in Sydney gives you a few days of activities & exploring, including a harbour cruise! So you can ring in the New Year Contiki-style. Read more on page 55.

Stay longer And if you want to make your holiday last even longer, we’ve got special rates for accommodation you can use before or after your tour. Ask your travel agent or Contiki when you book your tour. Prices & destinations on page 15.

Ski New Zealand

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

ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

All as per itinerary • 6 nights twin-share accommodation: 6 nights in hotels Basis: Twin. Single-share also available at additional cost. More info at contiki.com/ nzaccommodation • 6 breakfasts (B) & 3 dinners (D) • A dedicated crew with an experienced & professional Tour Manager & Driver • Transport in a modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging • Sightseeing tours of all major cities • Local taxes & service charges WORLD • Number of World HERITAGE SITES VISITED Heritage sites visited

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

• Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz

When to go and how much

Josef Glacier

• Guided goldmining trek &

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Prices above are based on twin-share. For quad-share rate reduce twin price by £30. Single room supplement add £165. Start Christchurch 8:30am & end Christchurch 6:30pm. For travel insurance see page 58. For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see page 15.

goldpanning experience in historic Arrowtown See spectacular mountain views on a Skyline gondola ride in Queenstown

Save Money! If you pay 12 months in advance you save £69. Or pay 6 months in advance and save £35 See page 7 for details.

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

Goldpanning, Arrowtown

CHOOSE SOME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Queenstown

FOX GLACIER: Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear provided) QUEENSTOWN: Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River - Scenic tandem skydive - AJ Hackett bungy jump Go to contiki.com/nzski-explore-more for all the optional activities you can do (at an additional cost).


Sydney short break package

Sydney Explorer 4 Days s 3 Night £149*

Want a few extra days to get to know this sexy & beautiful harbour city? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, excursions & great accommodation with our 3 night Sydney Explorer package. You can book one before or after your tour; or take one on its own without a tour. Armed with your included Explorer bus & Harbour passes, hop on & off at heaps of hot spots in Australia’s largest & most diverse city. Dunk yourself in the Bondi surf. Cruise by the Opera House. Take a ferry out to Manly. Scale the heights of the Harbour Bridge. Lose yourself in the cobbled streets of the historic Rocks district. Or shop up a storm in markets & boutiques around Paddington. As well as having a world-famous harbour & more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney has an edgy multiculturalism that fuels an amazing food scene & cutting edge bar & club scene. Price quoted based on multi-share. Single room supplement add £135/add £25 twin share.

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For more go to contiki.com/sydney

Melbourne short break package

Melbourne Explorer 4 Days s 3 Night £199*

Packed with extras, activities & great accommodation, uncover Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ with our 3 night Melbourne Explorer package. You can book one on its own without a tour or take a cheap flight from Sydney, Cairns, Alice Springs or the Whitsundays in Australia to take it before or after your tour. Check out the sights on an included sightseeing tour & learn about the home of Australia's performing arts companies, The Arts Centre, as you take a tour with our Local Guide. Hang out at trendy St Kilda beach. People watch with an espresso in Italian influenced Carlton. Or head to a popular Aussie Rules football game. Shop it up in the cool laneway boutiques of the city or on buzzing Chapel Street. Or take a tram ride to Federation Square. From pumping nightlife, cool galleries to a huge variety of multicultural food & wine, Melbourne is a hidden gem & one place you won’t want to miss. Price quoted based on twin-share. Single room supplement add £155.

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For more go to contiki.com/melbourne

Auckland Explorer 3 Days s 2 Night £125*

Auckland short break package Want to spend a bit more time in NZ’s multicultural capital at your own pace? Grab a value-packed collection of extras, excursions & great accommodation with our 2 night Auckland Explorer package. You can take one before or after your tour. Hit the streets with your included ‘Explorer Pass’ & you'll be able to hop on & hop off at all the important places. There’s heaps happening from Maori performances at the Auckland Museum to Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World. Spectacular views from the Sky Tower can be topped off with a Vertigo tower climb or you can even basejump from it! A walk through the Viaduct Harbour is a must, once the heart of the America's Cup, it's got a great choice of restaurants & cool bars. There’s a wine trail at nearby Waiheke Island, harbour sailing options, ferry trips & Maori & Polynesian markets…the list is unique & it’s almost endless. Price quoted based on twin-share. Single room supplement add £95.

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For more go to contiki.com/auckland


55 Sydney New Year Stopovers

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

4 Da ys from £655 £164 /Day

Itinerary and included sightseeing Day 1: This afternoon check in to the hotel. Later, meet up with your Contiki Tour Manager & group & get to know your new travel buddies over a welcome drink & dinner. Day 2: Go sightseeing with the group this morning. You’ll get to see all that Sydney has to offer, including some of its iconic Eastern beaches, like Bondi. Tonight, get ready to ring in the New Year from a different angle, as you board a Sydney harbour cruise. See a light show & the city’s famous fireworks explode across the sky, complete with welcome drink & tasty nibbles. There’s even an onboard DJ so you can dance the night away! Day 3: Happy New Year! Today is yours to chill out. Have a late ‘recovery’ lunch. Later in the afternoon you could venture to Bondi Beach to soak up some sun, climb the Harbour Bridge & get into the buzzing vibe of this sunny city.

For more go to contiki.com/sydney-new-year

Day 4: Your New Year’s adventure ends after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

3 nights accomm 3 breakfasts 1 dinner What’s included • 3 nights triple-share centrally located accommodation (twinshare supplement available) • 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) • Dedicated, experienced & professional Tour Manager • Harbour cruise to watch the New Year fireworks, with welcome drink, nibbles and a DJ • Half-day guided sightseeing tour of Sydney incl. the beaches

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For Travel Insurance see page 58. Prices are based on triple-share. Twin & single supplements available. Hotel check in from 3:00pm Tour starts at 5:00pm

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

Fiji Islands

Hawaii

5 days – 2 islands from £375

2 & 4 night packages in Honolulu from £119

Contiki offers a 5 day/4 night package combining 2 nights at the Beachcomber Island Resort in the tranquil marine sanctuary of the beautiful Mamanuca Islands & 2 nights at Mantaray Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands. With fantastic island feasts, a huge range of activities, nightly live music & entertainment & the friendliest people on the planet – these islands are the perfect mix of relaxation, culture & fun!

Contiki has 2 & 4 night packages at The Park Shore Waikiki in Honolulu on the beautiful Island of Oahu. It’s situated across from Waikiki beach the hotel & minutes from the endless choice of shops & restaurants. Enjoy Hawaii’s perfect sunsets from the outdoor ocean view pool & sun deck! A short walk way is the Contiki Customer Service Centre, our free concierge service to make your holiday hassle-free & direct you to the best action on the island.

Package highlights

Before & after

Package highlights

• An endless list of watersports like kayaking & snorkeling • Great party nights • Swimming with the Mantarays (seasonal) • Diving – introductory & certified courses available (Mantaray Resort only) • A visit to traditional Fijian villages

Contiki offers great rates on Viti Levu at the Fiji Mercure Hotel before or after your island holiday.

• 1/2 day sightseeing tour including the USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor & Punchbowl • Contiki Concierge Service • Starbucks voucher • Great surfing beaches (lessons available) • Amazing shopping • Waikiki’s party hot spots

Fiji & Hawaii conditions: Stopovers only available in conjunction with a Contiki tour booking. There is no Contiki Tour Manager included on any stopover packages. For twin share accommodation, both persons must book at the same time, using the same booking reference number. Prices include appropriate taxes & service charges.

For more info & prices go to contiki.com/fiji or contiki.com/hawaii


Contiki and diving One of Australia’s ‘must do’s’ is diving the Great Barrier Reef! If you’ve never dived before or you have – exploring this Reef is hard to beat. It’s the largest on the planet, a natural wonder of the world and a World Heritage site with 400 different types of coral and 1500 species of fish – pretty amazing! You can even dive at night and see a whole different side of the reef. Available with tours that start/finish in Cairns including Reefs and Rainforests (p.24-25), Island and Rainforest (p.32), Beaches and Reefs (p.26-27), Magical Tropics (p.33), Cairns Sunshine Trail (p.28-29) & Rainforest Adventure (p.34).

Contiki offers 2 great dive packages: • Learn to dive – for beginners (see below) • Dive to adventure – for certified divers (see page 57)

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What’s included

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

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

Days 1-2: Cairns The first 2 days of the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns modern training centre learning the theory & practical skills of scuba diving. Each day finishes around 5:30pm. Days 3-4: Cairns to the dive boat The next 3 days and 2 nights are spent living onboard a premium dive vessel. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in 9 dives on a variety of our 16 exclusive dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your first 4 dives will complete your open water certification & then as a certified diver you are able to take up to 5 more recreational dives. One of these dives is a guided night dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course & a truly memorable experience. Boat (L,D) (B,L,D). Day 5: Dive boat to Cairns Return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s the option to join your new diving mates & crew for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L).

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Important Info An Australian Diving medical certificate is needed. It can be arranged at a cost of A$55 on Day 1. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$50. Course is open age. You’ll need to arrange your own accommodation on nights 1 & 2 of this package – ask your agent or Contiki to help. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel in Cairns to our recommended Cairns Colonial Club, you’ll need to let Pro Dive Cairns know so they can arrange your transfer (prodivecairns.com). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive.

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


3 Days Dive to adventure

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What’s included Dive to adventure package

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

This 3 day liveaboard dive & snorkeling adventure will show you the very best of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. It’s also unmatched for value. You’ll participate in up to 11 dives over 16 exclusive dive sites. Day 1: Cairns to the dive boat An early pickup (5:55am) this morning & it’s off to the dive boat & out to The Great Barrier Reef to start the adventure. The sites you’ll visit have been selected for their variety & quality of coral & marine life as well as great visibility. Boat (L,D). Day 2: Dive boat Today gives you the opportunity to explore this World Heritage Listed underwater playground, but also to relax & really enjoy yourself diving & snorkeling. Back onboard, it’s good fun with fellow divers, stories, shared experiences, great food & a spectacular sunset. Boat (B,L,D).

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Day 3: Dive boat There’s more diving or snorkeling in different areas of the reef today & later, return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s a transfer back to your hotel. (B,L).

Important Info You must hold a minimum of an ‘Open water dive’ certificate to be able to take this trip. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course including the Environmental Management charge at a cost of A$50. Course is open age. Digital Underwater Cameras are available for hire. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel in Cairns to our recommended Cairns Colonial Club, you’ll need to let Pro Dive Cairns know so they can arrange your transfer (prodivecairns.com). Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours of your last dive. A 3 day snorkeling package is also available at a cost of £325 plus EMC A$50 payable locally – see contiki.com/snorkel.

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

contiki.com/sailingwhitsundays


Got a question? Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know. How much luggage can I bring?

Am I expected to tip on tour?

Luggage is restricted to a maximum suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29" x 20" x 10") and maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you.

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

On tours which include Flotilla Sailing, a small bag suitable for the extremely limited luggage space is required. Your regular luggage will be stored during this time. NO EXTERNAL METAL FRAME BACKPACKS PLEASE, their bulky shape makes coach packing difficult. Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour.

What’s included? • Coach, train, air transfers, and ferry transport as specified. • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals as detailed on pages 16-17 & 40-41 and under ‘What’s included’ on tour pages. • Sightseeing as detailed on pages 8-9 and in the itineraries on tour pages. Unless specified, entrance fees are not included. • Experienced crew as detailed on page 12 and on tour pages.

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

Will I get more information? Upon receipt of final payment, you’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s ‘Travellers Guide’ – an information book about your holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full details and costs of all optional excursions available on your tour. Your FREE Contiki document wallet and luggage tag* will be sent to you with your travel documents. The wallet is a safe place for your tickets and passports, something you’ll want to keep and use again. * Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

If you have your own ski/boarding equipment, you may bring one pair of boots & skis or snowboard. Otherwise, your TM can arrange these for you in Queenstown on tour.

Brochure authenticity

Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. Remember, if your tour includes a flight you are also subject to airline baggage restrictions.

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

How much money do I need?

Do I need vaccinations?

You should be able to use debit and credit cards for most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional excursions and activities, entrance fees to attractions and evening entertainment.

At the time this brochure went to press (January 2010), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it is wise to check upto-date information with your travel agent prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with you any medication that you may require en route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

It is advisable to start your tour with some cash in local currencies such as A$ or NZ$.

Seasonality & climate?

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

Explore More Optional Activities When do I choose? Optionals are arranged and paid for on tour. By leaving the final decisions until then you can choose at the same time as your new friends, you’ll get great value as we get you great rates and your Tour Manager can offer personal advice. Some activities are seasonal and weather dependent as well. How do I pay? You pay on tour with major credit cards or cash (A$ or NZ$).

For more detailed information online head to contiki.com/contikipedia

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

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

Security Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962. It is a matter of law that tour operators must fully protect

their clients’ funds under regulations specified by the European Community Package Travel Directive. We confirm that Contiki is fully complying with the law; therefore your monies are fully protected. Contiki is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (Contiki Holidays Ltd. ABTA No. Y1792). ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA's Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ ph 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. Contiki Holidays also holds a current ATOL Licence No. 10144 for clients who purchase a tour in conjunction with a flight from Contiki Holidays Ltd. Please note that only bookings from countries subject to the EC Package Travel Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA & CAA

Photography credits Photos Courtesy of Australia Tourism Page 2 Kangaroo - Warren Clarke. Page 6 Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park - Steve Strike. Page 9 Kakadu boat cruise - Nick Rains. Page 9 Sydney Opera House Robert Wallace. Page 10 Snorkelling Tom Keating Page 11. Inside a zorb Zorb Rotorua. Page 18 Red Centre Way Steve Strike. Page 27 Great Barrier Reef Adam Bruzzone. Page 37 Flinders Ranges - Mike Newling. Page 38 Kings Canyon - Steve Strike. Page 39 Aboriginal Art - Dominic HarcourtWebster. Page 55 Sydney Harbour Bridge - City of Sydney. Photos Courtesy of Bridge Climb Sydney Page 11 Sydney Harbour Bridge - OTTO Holdings (Aust) Pty Limited. Photos Courtesy of Tourism Queensland Page 17 Mossman Gorge. Page 25 Fraser Island. Photos Courtesy of Tourism New South Wales Page 31 Byron Bay - Hamilton Lund. Page 33 Cape Tribulation. Photos Courtesy of Northern Territory Tourist Commission Page 37 Darwin, Kakadu National Park and Katherine Gorge. Photos Courtesy of Tourism New Zealand Page 40 Express chairlift to adrenalin-filled adventure - Lake Wanaka Tourism. Page 41 A fine day in the fiord Holger Leue. Page 44 The Ledge Swing AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand. Page 49 Haka - James Heremaia. Page 51 Sand Tabogganing, 90 Mile Beach - Chris McLennan. Page 57 Whitehaven Beach Lincoln Fowler. Page 53 Snowboarding on the Remarkables - NZ Ski Photos Courtesy of Julie Salsbury Page 41 Fox Glacier. Photos Courtesy of Te Puia Rotorua Page 43 Geyser. Photos Courtesy of Zorb Page 45 Zorb. Photos Courtesy of Fox Glacier heli Hike Page 47 Group Snowball fight. Photos Courtesy of Julie Spedding Page 54 Sydney Opera House Photos Courtesy of Marine Tourism Holdings Limited Page 57 - Bounty.


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Booking conditions

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Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below. The following Booking Conditions, have to the extent possible, been based on the UK interpretation of the European Community Package Travel Directive. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is made between you and Contiki Holidays Limited (Registered in Guernsey No. 50681 (Contiki)) only upon your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication thereof to you or your travel agent. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION Contiki are a member of ABTA and hold ATOL Number 10144 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, which provide for your protection in the event of our insolvency. Only bookings from countries subject to the EC Package Travel Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA & CAA When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package and/ or flights from Contiki Holidays Limited you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our authorized agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 10144. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. 3. PRICE GUARANTEE Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as at 21st January, 2010. No surcharge in respect of costs or currency fluctuations will be made within 30 days of the commencement of the land content of any holiday or once payment of the deposit of your land tour has been received. The price of your travel arrangements can be varied due to changes in transportation costs such as fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator or organiser. The price of your travel arrangements can also be varied due to government action such as changes in VAT or any other government imposed changes and currency changes in relation to an exchange rate variation. In the case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained. For larger variations this 2% will still be absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. Should the price of your holiday go down, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. In either case there will be an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you may cancel your travel arrangements and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. Whether you cancel or not you will also be entitled, on the terms set out in respect of major changes in clause 4.3 below, to accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements from us if we are able to do so. 4.IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 4.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. 4.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable alternative. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum period of 45 days notice will be given by us unless the circumstances leading to the cancellation were beyond our reasonable control. 4.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee. 4.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e. circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking. 4.5 Contiki is not responsible for the cost of any other travel arrangements affected due to cancellation or the rescheduling of any holiday. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to print (January 2010) but we cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available especially where we have no direct control over it. 5.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good value for money. 5.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations. 6. LIABILITY 6.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. Any money paid to a travel agent where land arrangements and a flight are booked together is held by the travel agent on behalf of Contiki at all times.

6.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on such monies. 6.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY 1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of £60, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from your home country, must be submitted to Contiki within 7 days in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent. 1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a nonrefundable deposit of £60 per person, per tour, which must be within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled. 1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled. 2. PAYING THE BALANCE 2.1 The balance of the holiday price must be paid by no later than 45 days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before scheduled departure date of the first departing tour. 2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume that you have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki. 2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment has been received by us. 2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your departure from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday departure point. 2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods. 3. IF YOU CANCEL 3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki. 3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you. 3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the estimate of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is calculated as follows: PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE More than 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited 45-22 days 25% of tour fare 21-8 days: 30% of tour fare 7-1 days: 50% of tour fare Day of departure: 100% of tour fare Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may, subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you by the insurance company. 3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after your tour booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100% cancellation fee. 3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that may be levied by your Travel Agent. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING 4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate departure date you may do so subject to availability and provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure. 4.2 A fee of £15 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed, unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change of booking within 45 days of departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation fees will apply (as detailed in section 3) except when the change is to an earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value, in which case a £15 per person amendment fee will be charged. 4.3 A name change to a different person will be treated as a cancellation. 5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS 5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style. 5.2 Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki holiday are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss this with a Contiki staff member. 5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. You will need to discuss your requirements at the time of booking in order to make your own decision as to the suitability of the holiday taking into account your individual medical conditions or physical disability. Contiki will try to help you with your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, plus other modes of transportation and various physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it

is a condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require. Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide these services. 5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday. 5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday. Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers and any Contiki Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related costs and have no claims against us. 5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel/Contiki Village staff and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered. 5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident. 5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and all visas, permits and certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws. 5.8 You agree that our Contiki Representatives may take photographs and films of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or films. 5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you should inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday and if the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. If you do not write within 42 days, your rights under this contract may be affected. If you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing. 5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be subject to Guernsey Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing. 5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforcable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity and enforcability of the other provisions shall not be affected. 5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/client costs. 6. INSURANCE Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability before joining a Contiki holiday. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday. 7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour. 8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE: Airfares to and from your holiday destination (unless you have booked a tour and fly package), airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature, excess baggage, optional excursions. 9. WEATHER CONDITIONS Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions. GENERAL 1. CONTRACTING PARTIES 1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or director of Contiki. 1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At any time and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you.

1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to passengers and luggage. Enrollment in and payment for a tour shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. 1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft, hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions). 1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser. 1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. 2. ARBITRATION Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be amicably settled, may be referred to arbitration, if the customer so wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents, and administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims, which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA code does not require such agreement. 3. VALIDITY The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2010 to September 2011. 4. OPERATING COMPANIES The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited. IMPORTANT NOTICE: ABTA statement: Contiki Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA under membership number Y1792. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist when things don’t go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For more information on ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ, tel 020 3117 0500 www.abta.com DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. This information will be passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit checking companies. If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.). Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Limited. Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands. FURTHER ADVICE For further advice please visit www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo or call the ABTA Information Line Tel: 020 3117 0500 (calls are charged at local rate)


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• At the time of booking you must pay a non refundable deposit of £60 per person per tour within 7 days. • Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send either you or your travel agent confirmation of the details of the booking.

• Contiki will then send you or your travel agent travel vouchers and detailed information about your holiday. The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure.

IMPORTANT By paying the £60 deposit per person per tour

• You must pay the balance of your holiday no less than 45 days before the departure date or at the time of booking if less than 45 days before departure.

to your travel agent, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the Booking Conditions as set out on page 59, which make up the contract between you and Contiki.

UK Marketing: Contiki Services Ltd. Wells House, 15 Elmfield Rd, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LS. Tel: (020) 8290 6777 Fax: (020) 8225 4222

Brochure Hotline: Call 0870 333 4884 or Download/view: at contiki.com/ebrochures

Special interest groups

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

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

Group bookings

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

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

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ABTA No.Y1792 Contiki Holidays is a division of the familyowned The Leading Travel Companies, and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA. Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey. © Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Printed in the UK. Please don’t throw this brochure away, we encourage you to either pass it on to a friend or place it in a paper recycling bin.

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