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EPIC TRIPS FOR 18 TO 30 SOMETHINGS





2017-19

Prices & itineraries valid until 31 March 2019

SYDNEY, ULURU, GREAT BARRIER REEF, THE WHITSUNDAYS, BYRON BAY, KAKADU, QUEENSTOWN, CAIRNS


WE ARE TOPDECK

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WE ARE TOPDECK.

A COLLECTIVE OF EXPLORERS WHO ARE DEVOTED TO TRAVEL, WE STRIVE TO OPEN MINDS, SHIFT PERSPECTIVES, LEARN NEW THINGS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. OUR PASSION IS TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH LIFE-CHANGING TRAVEL EXPERIENCES. OUR BUSINESS IS TO MAKE TRAVEL DREAMS A REALIT Y.

We know what works. And we’re not afraid to shout about it. We refuse to sacrifice quality, independence and freedom, and believe solo adventures should go hand in hand with unforgettable moments with like-minded travellers. We offer variety, comfort and value for money, and promise a hassle-free holiday loaded with authentic local experiences. We are lively, curious, knowledgeable and dedicated; driven by the desire to laugh and have fun. We build the trips. You build the memories.

ARE YOU READY TO DISCOVER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A #TOPDECKER? LET’S GO.


WHAT'S IN THIS BROCHURE

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WHAT'S IN THIS BROCHURE DARWIN

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

CAPE TRIBULATION

KATHERINE

ATHERTON CAIRNS TABLELANDS MISSION BEACH MAGNETIC ISLAND AIRLIE BEACH

NT WEST MACDONNELL RANGES

KATA TJUTA ULURU

THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING)

QLD ROCKHAMPTON

ALICE SPRINGS

KINGS CANYON

GREAT BARRIER REEF

SA

WHY TOPDECK    06

MYELLA FARM FRASER ISLAND

MT CONNER

BRISBANE GOLD COAST BYRON BAY

COOBER PEDY

NSW

FLINDERS RANGES ADELAIDE

HUNTER VALLEY

In case you needed persuading.

SURF CAMP

PORT STEPHENS BLUE MOUNTAINS SYDNEY

VIC

GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK

MELBOURNE MT GAMBIER PORT CAMPBELL GREAT OCEAN ROAD BAY OF ISLANDS

NORTH ISLAND

25 AWESOME TRIPS IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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OUR CREW 

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AUCKLAND ROTORUA

HOW WE TRAVEL

TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK NELSON HOKITIKA FOX GLACIER MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN

WELLINGTON KAIKOURA CHRISTCHURCH

MT COOK (SOUTHERN ALPS)

SOUTH ISLAND

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We’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure.

Our dedicated Topdeck Crew make the best travel pals, ever.

DELICIOUS FOOD 

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES  12

FREEDOM TO EXPLORE  14

Get ready for tingling tastebuds.

For those extra-special memories.

Put down the itinerary and discover more.

VALUE FOR MONEY

PICK YOUR STYLE

AUSTRALIA DISCOVERY

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Check out how you’ll get more bang for your buck with Topdeck.

All travellers are different. So, what's your travel flavour?

AUSTRALIA EXPLORER

AUSTRALIA HOSTEL PLUS

Channel your inner Aussie wanderer with our in-depth trips.

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Keen to scratch below the surface of Australia?

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This mix of stays suits fun-seeking travellers who are looking for a taste of adventure.

NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER Channel your inner New Zealand wanderer with our in-depth trips.

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WHERE WE GO

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DARWIN

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

CAPE TRIBULATION

KATHERINE

14 DAY DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK

ATHERTON CAIRNS TABLELANDS MISSION BEACH MAGNETIC ISLAND AIRLIE BEACH

NT WEST MACDONNELL RANGES ALICE SPRINGS

KINGS CANYON KATA TJUTA Starting with one of the most beautiful drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road, this road trip is one for the books. Travelling from the South to the Red Centre, think: boomerang painting, opal mine exploring and outback adventuring. A sunrise at Uluru puts the cherry on top.  PAGE 34

QLD

ULURU

SA

MT CONNER

COOBER PEDY

ADELAIDE

25 AWESOME TRIPS IN

Australia & New Zealand

NSW

FLINDERS RANGES

VIC

GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK

MELBOURNE MT GAMBIER PORT CAMPBELL GREAT OCEAN ROAD

5 DAY SYDNEY DISCOVERY

Explorers assemble! Come discover the side of New South Wales you wouldn't normally reach. Get your clink on in the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, marvel at the incredible Blue Mountains and check out where the local surfers hang at Manly Beach. And that’s just for starters.  PAGE 20


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14 DAY ISLAND SUNTANNER

WHERE WE GO

GREAT BARRIER REEF THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING)

ROCKHAMPTON MYELLA FARM FRASER ISLAND BRISBANE GOLD COAST BYRON BAY HUNTER VALLEY

SURF CAMP

19 DAY GRAND KIWI

Craving sunshine? Australia’s East Coast is waiting for ya! From the stunning harbour of Sydney to the tropical charms of Cairns, this trip takes you through the very best that the Aussie east has to offer. Did we mention sailing paradise in the Whitsundays and dingo spotting on Fraser Island? Yeah, you heard.  PAGE 32

PORT STEPHENS BLUE MOUNTAINS SYDNEY

Soak up New Zealand's amazingly diverse natural beauty on the ultimate jaunt across the mighty North and South Islands. Plus, check off bucket list cities like vibrant Wellington, quaint Christchurch and adventure capital Queenstown. Ten points if you spot a dolphin along the way!  PAGE 58

7 DAY SOUTHERN EXPLORER

BAY OF ISLANDS

NORTH ISLAND

AUCKLAND ROTORUA

TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK NELSON Escape to ‘Middle Earth’ as we embark on a Hobbit-style journey from Christchurch to Queenstown. If the jaw-dropping scenery of Milford Sound, Fox Glacier, the West Coast and Mt Cook leaves you with any breath left, then Queenstown's adrenalin-fuelled activities will take it away.  PAGE 51

HOKITIKA FOX GLACIER MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN

WELLINGTON KAIKOURA CHRISTCHURCH

MT COOK (SOUTHERN ALPS)

SOUTH ISLAND


why

WHY TOPDECK

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Unique

EXPERIENCES

Passion

& EXPERTISE

Freedom

Our one-of-a-kind included and

With over 40 years in the travel

We realise that everyone’s

optional activities in both iconic

industry, a team of passionate crew

different – which is why

hotspots and off-the-beaten-track

and a collection of award-winning

our trips offer loads of free

places mean there’s never a dull

trips under our belt, you can

time to play, discover and

moment on your trip of a lifetime.

be sure we know our stuff.

channel your inner explorer.

TO EXPLORE


WHY TOPDECK

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Delicious

Value

Lasting

FOOD

FOR MONEY

FRIENDSHIPS

With visits to local restaurants

With no hidden costs, free Wi-Fi

Memories fade but Facebook

and lovingly prepared

on our coaches and our No Tipping

friends are forever. Hang out

home-style meals, we’ll

policy, we’ve got all the important stuff

with other young explorers aged

ensure your tummy is just

covered – meaning you score a great

18-39 and create bonds that last

as full as your passport.

value trip, completely hassle-free.

longer than your five-star tan.


how we

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From boats to planes, overland trucks to big comfy coaches, we’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure. Ready to make a move? Let’s go.



TOPDECK COACH AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Consider our Topdeck coach your home away from home. Think: off-the-beatentrack adventures in the Australian outback on a mini coach, and weaving through the striking scenery of New Zealand and Eastern Australia on a midi coach. With all the comforts you’ll need, including free Wi-Fi and reclining seats, you’ll hit the road and see all the sights from the best viewpoint ever.

FLIGHTS AUSTRALIA



Some of our trips include cross-country flights to get you to your next destination as quick as a flash. We’ll take to the skies on certain trips travelling from Cairns to Alice Springs and from Alice Springs to Darwin. Grab a window seat and cast your eyes over the vast plains of the outback. Sweet!

BOATS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Hold on to your hats as you take to the water with your new amigos on several of our trips that include boat journeys. We’re talking racing yachts in the stunning Whitsunday Islands and cruise boats in the otherworldly Milford Sound. Expect natural beauty like you’ve never seen before.


OUR CREW

Had an amazing tour guide, showed us the best sites, and worked on his feet when needed. Saw what Outback Australia is all about. TRIP: Outback Gem, AUSTRALIA

Our tour guide and driver were wonderful – couldn't have asked for a better pair – they really made the trip for us. Thanks so much for having us and I certainly won’t hesitate to book another trip with you guys! TRIP: Island Suntanner, AUSTRALIA

With a thirst for adventure, an endless stream of knowledge and let’s face it, a keen eye for a hearty local meal, our dedicated Topdeck Crew make the best travel pals, ever.

The tour was really great! The guides had a great knowledge of Australia and made the time a great experience. I was a solo traveller but I never felt alone and I've made some really good friends. TRIP: Grand Aussie, AUSTRALIA

I’d say the trip I did with Topdeck was one of the best trips I ever did. The tour guide was absolutely fantastic, she knew everything and always had great tips on where to go during your free time. Accommodation during the tour was great as well. I would definitely book my next trip with Topdeck again. TRIP: Pure Adrenalin, NEW ZEALAND

The guide was very helpful and fun to chat with. She knew a lot about New Zealand and was easy to listen to. The tour route was fantastic and right up my alley. I am planning on doing another Topdeck tour in the future because of my positive experience with them last year. TRIP: Northern Explorer, NEW ZEALAND

OUR CREW

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DELICIOUS FOOD

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delicious Some may bring home a tacky souvenir, others a picture-perfect postcard. But that epic feast you ate while on the trip of a lifetime? That’s a memory that will stay with you forever. Dig in!

CRAYFISH TASTING IN KAIKOURA NEW ZEALAND Where better to indulge in mouthwatering crayfish than the place that literally means ‘eat crayfish’ in the Maori language? Scope out a roadside caravan selling the fresh crustaceans, add a squeeze of lemon and tuck in. That fish cray.


DELICIOUS FOOD

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WINERIES AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND With a favourable climate, optimum growing conditions and let's face it, an avid local fan base, it's no wonder the Kiwis and Aussies know their vino. Get sipping some of the world's best.

COFFEE IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

BUSH TUCKER WALK IN CAIRNS AUSTRALIA

FERGBURGER IN QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND You haven’t been to Queenstown if you haven’t been to Fergburger. It’s a Kiwi (and Topdeck) tradition. Some call it the ‘world’s most epic burger’ – and when you’re in New Zealand’s most epic town, it’d be rude not to get involved. You’ll be back, trust us.

Channel your inner adventurer and head out in search of traditional bush tucker in the rainforest near Cairns. Learn the ropes from an Aboriginal Elder who’ll help you taste your way through the bush in search of plants, berries and bugs. You’ll also get to brush up on your knowledge about the local Aboriginal community while you're at it. Awesome.

Move over Italy! Melbourne’s got the goods when it comes to great coffee. Caffeine fiends be prepared for a dose of paradise found in hidden nooks in the laneways of the city. Just leave enough room in your backpack to take some of your favourites home with ya!


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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

SAIL THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS On our Explorer trips, take to the azure waters of the Whitsundays and get nautical for a day of sun, on-deck BBQ and swim stops. Reef snorkelling, basking time aplenty and the Pinterest-worthy Whitehaven Beach are also on the agenda for this 24-hour extravaganza. Sunscreen at the ready!

WHITSUNDAYS, AUSTRALIA

INCLUDED

OPTIONAL

Skydiving Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a #Topdecker jumping from the skies! Forget your fear of heights and embrace this unbelievable once-in-a-lifetime experience that guarantees a rush that’s too YOLO for words. Don’t forget to open your eyes! Uluru, the iconic Queenstown mountains or the endless coastline of Byron Bay will provide your backdrop.

OPTIONAL

HELICOPTER RIDE OVER ULURU Hop in a chopper and check out Uluru from the air. Gawk at the sacred natural wonder and get some incredible snaps while you’re at it. This Aussie icon is beautiful from all angles, but a bird's-eye view of the sandstone monolith will be one to remember forever.

NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA


UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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SWAG UNDER THE STARS The world’s only 50 million star accommodation awaits in Australia’s Red Centre. Relax to the crackle of the campfire and count shooting stars as you cosy up in your Aussie swag: an oversized, waterproof sleeping bag with built-in mattress. Tonight, the Milky Way is your canopy.

KINGS CREEK STATION, AUSTRALIA

Enter The Lord of the Rings territory as you cruise what Topdeckers vote year after year as the most scenic part of their New Zealand trip. Expect towering cliffs, powerful waterfalls and bright blue waters – and keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins and the elusive Fiordland Crested Penguin. This place is truly stunning.

Maori Marae Experience 

CRUISE MILFORD SOUND

INCLUDED

What better way to soak up the Maori culture than by staying overnight in a traditional meeting house? Hang on the Elders’ words as they reveal their ancient mythology, be hypnotised by an intricate poi dance and get down with the tongue-thrusting moves of the Haka. Kia ora!

INCLUDED

FIORDLAND, NEW ZEALAND

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND

INCLUDED


FREEDOM TO EXPLORE

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freedom to Put down the itinerary, stray from the crowd and make good use of your free time with some of these not-to-be-missed experiences. Freedom never felt so good.

VIEW FROM ABOVE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

EXPLORING ON LAND AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

With a whole bunch of optional helicopter flights and scenic plane trips on offer across Australia and New Zealand, you can take to the skies, look ‘Down Under’ up and down and see some awe-inspiring sights from a new perspective. Crave more thrills? Take a giant leap for Topdeck-kind and cross skydiving off your bucket list.

Get back to nature and hike your way through Australia and New Zealand’s most impressive national parks and natural wonders. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin in Australia’s iconic Blue Mountains and check out the unique landscape of the Grampians National Park. In New Zealand, the famous trek of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is calling. Cue snaps of Mt Ngauruhoe aka Mt. Doom from The Lord of the Rings. Ah-maze.

DIVING BELOW THE SURFACE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND With more options for water activities than you can shake a snorkel at, it’s no wonder Australia and New Zealand are famous for their sweet-as aquatic experiences. Kick it like a local and learn to surf or shorten that bucket list and dive the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the magic of bioluminescence in the Bay of Islands and kayak with dolphins and whales in Abel Tasman National Park and Byron Bay. Aaand breathe!


VALUE FOR MONEY

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VALUE FOR MONEY Check out how you’ll get more bang for your buck with Topdeck.

NO HIDDEN COSTS

LOGISTICS: SORTED

UNLOCK THE HIGHLIGHTS

INCLUDED MEALS

EXPERT GUIDES ON-HAND

Thanks to our No Tipping policy you don’t need to worry about extra cash for hidden fees and payments. The result? You’ve got more left over to spend on the fun stuff!

Our expert Drivers and comfy coaches will get you around. So, no researching routes, booking transport tickets or bus depot waiting rooms. We’ve also got your accommodation sorted. You’re welcome.

Tick off those bucket list items. We’ve done the haggling for you, which means easier access to those holiday musts: landmarks, museums, food tours and loads more locally sourced experiences. Explorers assemble!

We know food and we’re not afraid to shout about it. With plenty of included meals, you can look forward to lots of hearty feasts throughout your trip.

Our Trip Leaders and local guides will offer you all of the tips and tricks that can’t be found anywhere else so that you can focus on the memory making.

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PICK YOUR ST YLE

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From hostels to hotels, motels and lodges, we’ve got your accommodation sorted.

Because all travellers are different

All travellers are different. Some like creature comforts, others like discovering up-and-coming destinations. As long as you have the urge to explore, experience new things and meet awesome people, you’ll find that our trip styles cater to (almost) everyone. BYO fondness for a really good time. IBIS STYLES, BRISBANE


PICK YOUR ST YLE

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DISCOVERY TRIPS

EXPLORER TRIPS

HOSTEL PLUS TRIPS

Keen to scratch beneath the surface of some of Australia’s most iconic destinations? Our exclusive Australia Discovery range offers an in-depth look at the places that top every Aussie bucket list. These carefully designed itineraries include all the local experiences you’d expect, but with a smaller group size and more time to explore.

Our extended trips let you travel further, but with more time to explore a region, these focused itineraries let you travel in-depth. From the Australian outback to adrenalin-fuelled adventures in New Zealand, these trips are pretty sweet if we do say so ourselves. Fellow explorers, unite!

Get the most out of your Topdeck trip, without breaking the bank. With our most social trip style, you’ll be staying in varied multi-share accommodation – making Hostel Plus the perfect choice for fun-seeking travellers.

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/HOSTELS/CABINS & SWAGS

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/LODGES/CABINS

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS

TRIP LENGTH 5 DAYS

TRIP LENGTH 4-29 DAYS

TRIP LENGTH 17 DAYS

ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE/TWIN/DOUBLE

ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE/SINGLE/TWIN/DOUBLE

ROOM T YPES MULTI-SHARE

CASTAWAYS RESORT & SPA, MISSION BEACH

SKOTEL, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

SPOT X, NEW SOUTH WALES

CAPE TRIB BEACH HOUSE, QUEENSLAND

SAILING (THE WHITSUNDAYS), QUEENSLAND

BASE BACKPACKERS, MAGNETIC ISLAND

CASTAWAYS RESORT & SPA, MISSION BEACH

CQ HOTELS, WELLINGTON

SPOT X, NEW SOUTH WALES


Australia DISCOVERY

AUSTRALIA DISCOVERY

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Keen to scratch beneath the surface of some of Australia’s most iconic destinations? Our exclusive Discovery range offers an in-depth look at the places that top every Aussie bucket list. From Sydney to Uluru, camping under the stars at Kings Creek Station to spotting platypuses in the Daintree Rainforest, these carefully designed itineraries include all the local experiences you’d expect,

CASTAWAYS RESORT & SPA, MISSION BEACH

but with a smaller group size and more time to explore.

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/HOSTELS/ CABINS & SWAGS

TRIP LENGTH 5 DAYS

ROOM TYPES MULTI-SHARE/ TWIN/DOUBLE


AUSTRALIA DISCOVERY

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DAYS | TRIP NAME

5 5 5 5

DAY DAY DAY DAY

PAGE | SYDNEY DISCOVERY 20 | TROPICAL DISCOVERY 21 | TOP END DISCOVERY 22 | ULURU DISCOVERY 23


5 DAY | SYDNEY DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

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SYDNEY

SYDNEY

5

MEALS

1

STATE

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

NEW SOUTH WALES Blue Mountains

Hunter Valley

1

2

Port Stephens

1 START/FINISH

Sydney

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BLUE MOUNTAINS, HUNTER VALLEY, PORT STEPHENS, SYDNEY

SYDNEY TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXDISS S TA R T

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $530 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $689 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $110 Single: $220

5 DAYS FROM

530

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO PORT STEPHENS. It comes as no surprise that Sydney has some pretty iconic sights to see. We’ll take you to a spot in Kirribilli to get the very best views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Cue awesome photos of the local surfers as we check out the laidback lifestyle of Manly Beach before heading up the road to meet some local Aboriginal people. Think Rock Art and traditional stories. After a jampacked day we’ll relax in Port Stephens for a filling feast and maybe even a ‘coldie’ at the local pub. (D) DAY 2 PORT STEPHENS. Port Stephens is pretty laid back. You could take it easy today on an optional dolphin cruise to catch a glimpse of these beautiful animals. Feeling more energetic? Hike to the top of Tomaree Head for sensational views, or take up some optional sand dune quad biking and sandboarding. Whatever you do, you’ll work up an appetite. Thankfully this place is known for its seafood, so be sure to check out one of the local restaurants for dinner. (B) DAY 3 PORT STEPHENS TO HUNTER VALLEY. Hunter Valley is synonymous with wine, so we’ll visit a local vineyard, a brewery, and get a chocolate tasting ticked off the list. You’ll even get to hop in an oak barrel and have a go at grape stomping. Talk about an awesome day! Make sure to leave enough space in your suitcase for some foodie souvenirs. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 06 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 4 HUNTER VALLEY TO BLUE MOUNTAINS. A scenic drive up the historic ‘Putty Road’ is on the cards today, so prep your peepers for awe-inspiring views over the western plains of Sydney. Then, follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and head towards the magical Wentworth Falls, check out the huge waterfall of Govetts Leap, Narrow Neck lookout, and Katoomba Falls, before seeing the Three Sisters at sunset. You’ll want to have your cameras charged for this one. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Aboriginal welcome Visit Manly Beach See the Three Sisters at sunset Visit Blue Mountains Visit the Hunter Valley with wine school & grape stomping ++ Wine & chocolate tasting

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

4 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights in motels, 1 night in a hostel Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Sandboarding in Port Stephens Quad biking in Port Stephens Abseiling in the Blue Mountains Dolphin swimming in Port Stephens

START MEET AT 9AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN SYDNEY

DAY 5 BLUE MOUNTAINS TO SYDNEY. Sure the Blue Mountains are gorgeous to just gawk at, but there are a whole load of activities on offer to try too. Optional abseiling take your fancy? For something a little less extreme, but still bound to get your heart racing, there’s the Scenic World Cable Car and a walk in the rainforest. Say goodbye to the Blue Mountains mid-afternoon, we’ll be tracking back to Sydney to round off our trip. Cue hugs and farewells to your fellow Topdeckers. Get planning that next adventure! (B)


5 DAY | TROPICAL DISCOVERY CAIRNS

5

MEALS

1

STATE

DISCOVERY

CAIRNS

21

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE Cape Tribulation

2 START/FINISH

Cairns

Atherton Tablelands

1 1

Mission Beach

QUEENSLAND

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MILLAA MILLAA FALLS, CAIRNS, CAIRNS, ATHERTON TABLELANDS

DAY 1 CAIRNS TO CAPE TRIBULATION. After motoring out of Cairns and heading to the hinterland we’re off for an Aboriginal Bush Tucker walk. Then it’s off along the coast we go to get wet and steamy in the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. After a busy day of travelling, it’s time for a filling feast and maybe a ‘coldie’ at the local bar. (D) DAY 2 CAPE TRIBULATION. Cape Trib is all yours for exploring today. Got a head for heights? There’s the optional Jungle Surfing zipline. Want to be beach-based? You can choose to go horse riding or snorkelling. There’s also a crocodile cruise for nature lovers and thrill seekers (eek!). Binoculars at the ready! Round out your day on a deserted beach with a glass of bubbles in your hand and your new mates by your side. (B) DAY 3 CAPE TRIBULATION TO ATHERTON TABLELANDS. Hungry for more rainforest action? You’re in luck, we’re off to Mossman Gorge. Besides the many waterfalls, there are some 30,000 plant and animal species to spot here. See where your lattes start life at a coffee plantation before moving on to try some tropical fruit wines or local spirits. Yungaburra is home for the night. Head out to spot platypuses at dusk, and check out even more wildlife on an optional night time kayak trip. (B) DAY 4 ATHERTON TABLELANDS TO MISSION BEACH. Today cool off with a swim in a volcanic crater lake. At lunch, take in the beauty that is Millaa Millaa Falls, then it’s back towards the coast, via a few swimming spots. Tonight we stay in the heart of Mission Beach. (B) DAY 5 MISSION BEACH TO CAIRNS. Start off with a beachside breakfast before exploring this oh-so-pretty part of the world. Optionals today: raft your way down Tully River or take a boat trip for a snorkelling session at Dunk Island. For the adrenalin junkies, you could choose to pop on

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Visit Daintree Rainforest Aboriginal Bush Tucker walk Visit Millaa Millaa Falls Visit Mission Beach Platypus spotting Visit Mossman Gorge

CAIRNS TO CAIRNS TRIP CODE: OXDICC S TA R T

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MORE INCLUSIONS

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4 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights in hostels, 1 night in a motel Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew

Horse riding on the beach Night kayaking Skydiving over Mission Beach Crocodile cruise

START MEET AT 9AM IN CAIRNS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN CAIRNS

a parachute and see the scenery from 14,000 ft up in the air. Yep, we’re talking about a skydive over this beautiful location. On the way back to Cairns we’ll take the Cassowary Coast trail with stops at Innisfail and another spot of swimming at Boulders. Say your goodbyes to your travel mates tonight, and get planning that next adventure. (B)

JAN

2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $530 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $639 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $170

5 DAYS FROM

530

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 06 S P E $1 P E R R PE


5 DAY | TOP END DISCOVERY

DISCOVERY

22

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DARWIN

7

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Litchfield National Park

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KAKADU NP, DARWIN, KATHERINE GORGE

DARWIN TO DARWIN TRIP CODE: OXDIDD S TA R T

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FINISH

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6

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16

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31

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8

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28

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22

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26

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29

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2

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13

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14

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18

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23

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27

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28

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11

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11

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $760 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $949 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $100 Single: $270

5 DAYS FROM

760

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

G G

DAY 1 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Kakadu, here we come. Inside the 20,000 square kilometre park, we’ll head to the village of Jabiru and check out the Bowali Visitors Centre. For the next two nights you’ll be calling the UNESCO World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park home. Tonight, get to know your travel mates over dinner. (D) DAY 2 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. This morning we venture to Nourlangie Rock to spot some of the most famous Australian Indigenous artworks, and then hit the water in Arnhemland (dry season). Try your hand at spear throwing while you’re there, then we’ll see some ancient Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr before climbing to the top of a rocky lookout for beautiful views over the Nardab floodplain. We’ll also check out the East Alligator River on a Guluyambi Cruise (dry season). (B) DAY 3 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. Explore the magical Edith Falls and have a dip in one of the world’s most idyllic natural pools. Cooled off and refreshed, we’re on the road again and headed for Katherine. As the day draws to a close, round it off with an evening game of lawn bowls and a BBQ with some locals at the nearby Country Club. (B,D) DAY 4 KATHERINE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. On today’s line up we’ve got the option for a cruise through the stunning Katherine Gorge on the cards. Get those cameras ready, it’s gonna be pretty awesome. After, we get back on the famous Stuart Highway as we head for Batchelor, the gateway to Litchfield National Park. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 52 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 5 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. National Park, pools and a picnic are the order of the day. Then venture over to the Buley Rockholes for another soaking. After lunch outdoors, we’ll take on the short drive and last leg of our discovery trip back into the heart of Darwin. If you’re feeling brave or having a #YOLO moment, take the opportunity to get up (very) close and personal with Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Eek! Then, it's time to say our goodbyes. Facebook friends, anyone? (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park ++ Visit Litchfield National Park ++ Guluyambi Cruise on the East Alligator River (dry season only)

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

4 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 2 dinners (D) 3 nights in hotels, 1 night in a motel Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic flight over the Kakadu region ++ Close encounters with Australian wildlife at Crocosaurus Cove ++ Katherine Gorge Cruise ++ Yellow Water Billabong Cruise in Kakadu (wet season) START MEET AT 8AM IN DARWIN FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DARWIN


5 DAY | ULURU DISCOVERY ALICE SPRINGS

6

MEALS

1

TERRITORY

DISCOVERY

ALICE SPRINGS

23

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

NORTHERN TERRITORY West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta

START/FINISH

1

1

Alice Springs

2 Uluru

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KINGS CREEK STATION, ULURU, KINGS CANYON, KATA TJUTA

DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. We're hitting the red ground running as we take to the road and head into Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru). We're off to visit the sacred monolith itself in the afternoon, with a guided walk on the cards. Later, raise a glass of bubbles as we watch the glow of the sunset morph through 50 shades of red. This will be a sunset for the books. Tonight, hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own steak (or veggie burger). Welcome to Australia, mate. (D) DAY 2 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Forgive the early hour, but this is a sunrise you’ll want to see. Trust us. Then, get a sense of the immense scale of Uluru with a base walk. Gear up for the optional activities today – we’re talking skydiving, camel rides and scenic flights. (B) DAY 3 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. After breakfast, we spend a few hours back in the National Park. This time get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we bed down in custom swags (think: the ultimate portable sleeping unit). Keep an eye out for shooting stars, and don’t forget to make a wish! (B,D) DAY 4 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. Get your hiking boots on! This morning we start with the hardest part of the famous Rim Walk in Kings Canyon, aptly named ‘Heart Attack Hill’. Believe us, it’s worth the effort. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City – and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden make today even more awesome. After a stop off to grab some lunch, we’ll board the bus back to Alice Springs. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Experience the sunset & sunrise over Uluru ++ Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta ++ Swag under the stars at Kings Creek Station

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in lodges, 1 night in a swag, 1 night in a hotel ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving over Uluru ++ Camel ride in the outback ++ Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs START MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN ALICE SPRINGS

ALICE SPRINGS TO ALICE SPRINGS TRIP CODE: OXDIUU S TA R T

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20

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $680

DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS. Wake up. Rub eyes. Be wowed with a trip to the West MacDonnell Ranges. They’re pretty special if we do say so ourselves. We’re back to Alice Springs afterwards to explore the town centre. Today’s optionals? Well, you could always hit up the Reptile Centre and learn about some of the local animals, check out the Kangaroo Sanctuary (omg) or go exploring through the Desert Garden. Later, say a fond farewell to your travel mates. This is the end of the road (for now). (B)

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $929 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $110 Single: $310

5 DAYS FROM

680

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 36 S P E $1 P E R R PE


Australia EXPLORER

AUSTRALIA EXPLORER

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With all the benefits of a Hotel trip, but with extra time to explore a region more thoroughly, these focused itineraries let you travel in depth. From the Australian outback to the East Coast, these trips are pretty sweet

IBIS STYLES, BRISBANE

if we do say so ourselves. Fellow explorers, unite!

ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS/LODGES/CABINS

TRIP LENGTH 4-29 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE/SINGLE/ TWIN/DOUBLE


AUSTRALIA EXPLORER

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DAYS | TRIP NAME PAGE TRIP 4 DAY | ULTIMATE SURFARI 26 S 6 DAY | TROPICAL SUNTANNER 27 S 9 DAY | OUTBACK GEM 28 C 10 DAY | TROPICAL ADVENTURE 29 S 12 DAY | EAST COAST CRUISIN' 30 S 12 DAY | ROCK 'N' TOP 31 C 14 DAY | ISL AND SUNTANNER 32 14 DAY | DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK 34 C 20 DAY | BEACH & BUSH 36 C 21 DAY | OUTBACK ADVENTURE 38 C 27 DAY | GRAND AUSSIE 40 C 29 DAY | ULTIMATE AUSSIE ADVENTURE 42 C

S: SECTOR  C: COMBO



What are sectors & combos?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. Sectors are part of a larger journey, meaning new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress. Combos join together some of our most popular trips. We take care of the transfers so that you can focus on experiencing the best Australia has to offer.


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Coffs Harbour

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SYDNEY TO BRISBANE TRIP CODE: OXISSB S TA R T

BRISBANE TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXISBS

FINISH

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4

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BYRON BAY, BRISBANE, GOLD COAST, CRESCENT HEAD

2018 – 4 DAY TRIP

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $780 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $699 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $90 Single: $130

4 DAYS FROM

699

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 56 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge as we venture toward the surfing haven of Crescent Head. This afternoon, suit up and hit the water for a surf lesson. (L,D)

++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp ++ Visit Byron Bay

DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Our road trip continues with a stop at the Big Banana statue before pulling into Byron Bay. Here you can burn incense, sip chai and practice yoga all in one day – and do it all right by the beach. (B)

++ ++ ++ ++

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. Anti-McDonald's and anti-anything mass produced (but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards), Byron is so laid back it’s a wonder it hasn’t fallen over. On your free day here, hit the shops, test out those newly acquired surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, skydive, or watch whales breach from the lighthouse in winter. Pretty sweet, huh? (B)

++ Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay ++ Skydiving in Byron Bay ++ Extra surf lessons in Byron Bay

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Leave the blissful buzz of Byron behind you as we head to BrisVegas (aka Brisbane) – but first up is the famous Surfers Paradise beach. Make the most of the Gold Coast’s optional activities: check out the theme parks, or go all out with a skywalk. Later, take a dip at Brissy’s man-made beach before planning your next adventure. (B) This trip is a section of the 14 Day Island Suntanner trip. See p.32 for more details.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS 3 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D) 1 night in a lodge, 2 nights in cabins Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXISSB) OR 7.30AM IN BRISBANE (OXISBS)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN BRISBANE (OXISSB) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXISBS)

PLEASE NOTE ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR 2017-18 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.


6 D A Y | T R O P I C A L S U N TA N N E R CAIRNS

8

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EXPLORER

AIRLIE BEACH

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YOUR ROUTE GREAT BARRIER REEF

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2 1

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START/FINISH

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The Whitsundays (Sailing)

QUEENSLAND

AIRLIE BEACH TO CAIRNS TRIP CODE: OXISWC S TA R T

CAIRNS TO AIRLIE BEACH TRIP CODE: OXISCW

FINISH

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WHITEHAVEN BEACH, GREAT BARRIER REEF, SAILING THE WHITSUNDAYS

DAY 1 AIRLIE BEACH TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Find your sea legs as you board your own private overnight yacht for a two day sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Sunscreen at the ready! Learn the ropes while sailing in paradise and get ready to feast, swim and snorkel. This is the life. (D)

++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach

DAY 2 THE WHITSUNDAYS TO AIRLIE BEACH. Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds. Back on board the coach, practise your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm. Make the most of this paradise before we head back to shore tonight. (B,L)

++ 5 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 3 nights in motels, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

DAY 3 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. Today we’re off to Magnetic Island, just a short ferry ride over from the mainland. Get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals. (B,D) DAY 4 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. We’re heading to Cairns today, but not before hopping on a wildlife tour. There’s even the chance to cuddle a koala for that all important photo to show your friends (optional activity). Later, Cairns is calling. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, this place is pretty special. Take a stroll around. Then the night is yours to get out and explore some of Australia’s best nightlife. (B) DAY 5 CAIRNS. You’ve got two days to crack Cairns! Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It’s like a kid’s gone crazy with their paint set down there. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome animals; we’re talking turtles, reef sharks, rays and more. (B) DAY 6 CAIRNS. After breakfast, say g’bye to your trip buddies. But with whitewater rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving on offer in Cairns, we won’t blame you for sticking around. (B) This trip is a section of the 14 Day Island Suntanner trip. See p.32 for more details.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

MORE INCLUSIONS

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Cuddle a koala Great Barrier Reef day trip* Bungy jumping in Cairns Skydiving in Cairns

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GREAT BARRIER REEF DAY TRIP

2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $1030

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day trip at the time of booking to secure your spot

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1199

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G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $70 Single: $210

6 DAYS FROM

$

1030

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 72 S P E $1 P E R R PE


9 DAY | OUTBACK GEM

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NORTHERN TERRITORY West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

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1 Springs 1

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1 Coober Pedy SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Flinders

2 Ranges

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Adelaide

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ALICE SPRINGS, COOBER PEDY, ULURU

ADELAIDE TO ALICE SPRINGS TRIP CODE: OXDSAU S TA R T

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $1090 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1299 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $290

9 DAYS FROM

1090

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 22 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 1 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. Kick things off with a visit to the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall, a fascinating accident of design with surprising results. We’ll stop off at the town of Clare and meet the locals in the pub after a spectacular sunset. (D) DAY 2 FLINDERS RANGES. Flinders Ranges National Park has everything – from mountains to gorges, red rock and crater-like formations. And you get to play in it. You lucky thing, you. (B,L,D) DAY 3 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Destination: Coober Pedy. Famous for opals, and locals who live underground. We’ll take a mine tour before meeting the joeys at the Kangaroo Orphanage. Cute! (B,D) DAY 4 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Cross the Moon Plain and pop across the border into the Northern Territory today. The resort pool will be waiting. (B) DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU, KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. We're off to Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru) for lunch. This afternoon there’s a guided walking tour of Uluru itself. See it in all its glory at sunset before honing your BBQ skills at dinner tonight. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

View the magic of the Flinders Ranges Stay underground in Coober Pedy Visit a kangaroo orphanage Experience sunset & sunrise over Uluru Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 4 nights in lodges, 1 night in an underground hostel, 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving over Uluru ++ Camel ride in the outback START

MEET AT 8AM IN ADELAIDE (OXDSAU) OR 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDSUA)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDSAU) OR 6PM IN ADELAIDE (OXDSUA)

DAY 6 ULURU, KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Sunrise at Uluru is a little bit special. You won’t mind setting your alarm. Then, go on a full base walk. If you like, you can take a camel ride, enjoy a scenic flight over the big rock, or even skydive (if that’s your kinda vibe). (B)

DAY 8 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. No pain, no gain. So get yourself up the 500 steps in Kings Canyon before we get to the Garden of Eden. (B)

DAY 7 ULURU, KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Head on into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. Tonight we get our swag on and sleep under the stars. (B,D)

DAY 9 ALICE SPRINGS. This morning we head out on an excursion through the West MacDonnell Ranges. Then it's back to Alice for a late lunch and a last chance to explore before we wrap up the trip. It's not goodbye, it's see you later. (B)


10 D A Y | T R O P I C A L A D V E N T U R E CAIRNS

17

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2 1

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Magnetic Island

Airlie Beach

1

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BRISBANE TO CAIRNS TRIP CODE: OXISBC

Rockhampton Myella Farm 2

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SAILING THE WHITSUNDAYS, MYELLA FARM, FRASER ISLAND

DAY 1 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. Meet your new trip mates in BrisVegas (aka Brisbane), then head north to board the ferry bound for Fraser Island. It’s UNESCO World Heritage listed, so expect a serious dose of awesome. (D) DAY 2 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck. Fraser Island’s pretty sweet. (B,L) DAY 3 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Time for a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit. Think dusty plains and wide open spaces. (B,D) DAY 4 MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner cowboy and prepare for some whip cracking and lassoing – today there’s a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore on horseback (or a motorbike if that’s more your scene). (B,L,D) DAY 5 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Find your sea legs as you board your own private overnight yacht for a two day sailing trip. Sunscreen at the ready! (B,D) DAY 6 AIRLIE BEACH. Up next: Whitehaven Beach (aka the most photographed beach in Oz). Get ready for crystal clear water and over 7km of white sand before returning to Airlie Beach for the night. (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach ++ Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie

MORE INCLUSIONS

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MEET AT 7.30AM IN BRISBANE (OXISBC) OR 9AM IN CAIRNS (OXISCB)

FINISH

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Scenic flights from the beach at Fraser Island Horse riding at Myella Farm Great Barrier Reef trip Cuddle a koala

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++ 9 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 4 nights in lodges, 3 nights in motels, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $1850 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1989

DAY 7 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. You’re on a stunning island. Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. (B,D)

DAY 10 CAIRNS. After breakfast, say g’bye to your trip buddies. But then again, are you really ready to go? (B)

DAY 8 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving, make sure you cuddle a koala (optional activity). Later, we pull into Cairns: gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. (B)

This trip is a section of the 14 Day Island Suntanner trip. See p.32 for more details.

DAY 9 CAIRNS. You’ve got two days to play with in Cairns. Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? Snorkel or scuba to get that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish. (B)

FINISH 2017

2017

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $100 Single: $370

10 DAYS FROM

1850

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 85 S P E $1 P E R R PE


11 D A Y | E A S T C O A S T C R U I S I N '

EXPLORER

30

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AIRLIE BEACH

19

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WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

Airlie 1 Beach

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

2 Fraser Island 1 Brisbane Gold Coast

2 Byron Bay

AIRLIE BEACH TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXISWS

SYDNEY TO AIRLIE BEACH TRIP CODE: OXISSW S TA R T

FINISH

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2299 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $380

11 DAYS FROM

2299

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYELLA FARM, BYRON BAY, THE WHITSUNDAYS

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DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. Let the wave chasing begin! Suit up and hit the beach. With qualified instructors to watch over your every move, you’ll be up and on your feet in no time! (L,D) DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Today we pass Coffs Harbour and the notorious Big Banana (note to self: charge camera) as we continue on to chilled out Byron Bay. Embrace your inner hippie and soak up those laidback vibes. (B) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. Beautifully bohemian Byron is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative philosophies and the good life. You’ll love it. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Buh-bye Byron, we're headed to the famous Surfers Paradise beach. Discover for yourself why this place is one of Australia’s most popular holiday spots. Then: onwards to Brisbane. (B) DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. Today we catch a ferry to the world’s largest sand island. Fraser Island, we’re ready for ya! On the way, discover Noosa and the breathtaking Glasshouse Mountains. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. It’ll be love at first Snapchat as you hit up Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island. (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Time for a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit – but first, a cheeky jaunt to the Bundaberg rum distillery. Then, it’s on to those dusty plains and wide open spaces. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner cowboy and prepare for some whip cracking and lassoing – today there’s a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore on horseback (or a motorbike if that’s more your scene). (B,L,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 09 S P E $2 P E R R PE

DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Been on a private yacht before? After today, the answer will be yes as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp ++ Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie ++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 5 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Skydiving in Byron Bay Motorbike lesson at Myella Farm Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay Surf lesson in Byron Bay

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXISSW) OR 3.30PM IN AIRLIE BEACH (OXISWS)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 8AM IN AIRLIE BEACH (OXISSW) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXISWS)

DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. Grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. (B,L) DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH. The trip might be over, but keep the party going in this backpacker town. (B) This trip is a section of the 14 Day Island Suntanner trip. See p.32 for more details.


12 D A Y | R O C K ' N ' T O P DARWIN

16

MEALS

1

TERRITORY

EXPLORER

ALICE SPRINGS

31

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YOUR ROUTE

START/FINISH

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

Kakadu

2 National Park

1 Katherine NORTHERN TERRITORY

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

2

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN TRIP CODE: OXDIUD

2 Uluru

S TA R T

FINISH

DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS TRIP CODE: OXDIDU S TA R T

DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. After lunch in Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru) there’s a guided tour of the big red rock itself. Snap away at the gorgeous sunset and tuck into a BBQ for dinner. (D) DAY 2 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Forgive the early hour, but this is a sunrise you’ll want to see. Trust us. Then, get a sense of the immense scale of Uluru with a base walk. Gear up for the optional activities today – we’re talking skydiving, camel rides and scenic flights. (B) DAY 3 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Stroll amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. Tonight: we experience the true outback with a sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D) DAY 4 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. Kings Canyon starts with a serious set of 500 steps before we get to the Garden of Eden. It’ll be worth the climb. Promise. (B) DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS. Today, we head out on an excursion to the West MacDonnell Ranges. Optionals include a visit to the Kangaroo Sanctuary (cute!). (B) DAY 6 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. Cheerio, Alice. We’re flying to Darwin today, the capital of the Northern Territory. (B) DAY 7 DARWIN. You’ve got a day in Darwin to explore. Get your urban fix before Kakadu tomorrow. (B) DAY 8 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. For the next two nights you’ll call Kakadu home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, Instagram-worthy scenery and of course local Indigenous culture. (B,D) DAY 9 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. When will you get to see Aboriginal rock art and wildlife up close? Oh right, today. Bonus: keep your eyes peeled for crocs as we cruise along the East Alligator River (dry season). This evening, soak up a breathtaking sunset at Ubirr. (B)

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KAKADU NP, LITCHFIELD NP, ULURU

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Experience sunset at Ubirr ++ Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park ++ Visit Litchfield National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hostels, 5 nights in hotels, 1 night in a motel, 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $2020 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2299

TOP OPTIONALS

G= Guaranteed Departure

++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $230 Single: $700

Skydiving over Uluru Camel ride in the outback Cruise the Katherine Gorge Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise (wet season)

START

MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDIUD) OR 8AM IN DARWIN (OXDIDU)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN DARWIN (OXDIUD) OR 4PM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDIDU)

DAY 10 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. Make a splash with a swim stop at the idyllic Edith Falls (new cover photo alert). Tonight, we’re off to play lawn bowls. (B,D) DAY 11 KATHERINE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy an optional cruise along the Katherine Gorge today. Then, it’s up and onwards to the beautiful Litchfield National Park. Prepare to be wowed. (B) DAY 12 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. Waterfalls, rainforest and sparkling pools, oh my! After lunch outdoors, we’ll take on the short drive back to Darwin, where this trip ends. (B,L)

12 DAYS FROM

2020

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

FLIGHTS Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 69 S P E $1 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | I S L A N D S U N TA N N E R

EXPLORER

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WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYELLA FARM, CAIRNS, THE WHITSUNDAYS, FRASER ISLAND

DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. Today we hit up Noosa and the Glasshouse Mountains before we ferry to the world’s largest sand island. It’s UNESCO World Heritage listed, so expect a serious dose of awesome. Fraser, we’re ready for ya! (B,D)

YOUR ROUTE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

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DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck. Fraser Island’s pretty sweet. (B,L)

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Airlie Beach

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1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island 1 Brisbane Gold Coast

Coffs Harbour

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

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DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. Wave goodbye to Sydney’s iconic views as we venture toward the surfing cloud nine of Crescent Head. After a tasty BBQ lunch, we’ll be hitting the water with a surf lesson. (L,D) DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Our road trip continues with a stop off at the Big Banana before arriving into Byron Bay. Take an afternoon walk and soak up those chilled-out Byron vibes. (B)

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. Byron is so laid back it’s a wonder it hasn’t fallen over. Hit the shops and restaurants, test out those newly-acquired surfing skills, try kayaking to search for dolphins or whales… or, you could always jump out of a plane. Eek! (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Buh-bye Byron, we’re headed to the famous Surfers Paradise beach today. Discover for yourself why this place is one of Australia’s most popular holiday spots. Tonight we’ll check out the sights in the Queensland capital, Brisbane. (B)

DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Time for a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit – but first, a cheeky jaunt to the Bundaberg rum distillery. Then, it’s on to those dusty plains and wide open spaces. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner cowboy and prepare for some whip cracking and lassoing – today there’s a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore on horseback (or a motorbike if that’s more your scene). (B,L,D) DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Find your sea legs as you board your own private overnight yacht for a two day sailing trip. Sunscreen at the ready! Cue lots of swim stops, snorkelling and some time to sunbake. (B,D) DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. Next up: Whitehaven Beach (aka the most photographed beach in Oz). Get ready for crystal clear water and over 7km of white sand before returning to Airlie Beach for the night. (B,L) DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. You’re on a stunning island. Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals. (B,D) DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving this island gem, make sure you cuddle a koala (optional activity). Later today we pull into Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The night is yours to get out and explore some of Australia’s best nightlife with your fellow Topdeckers. (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYELLA FARM, GREAT BARRIER REEF, FRASER ISLAND

DAY 13 CAIRNS. You’ve got two days to play with in Cairns. Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? Snorkel or scuba to get that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish and get ready for the chance to see turtles, reef sharks and rays. (B) DAY 14 CAIRNS. After breakfast, say g’bye to your trip buddies. But then again, are you really ready to go? Make the most of your last day with some optional activities including whitewater rafting, skydiving or bungy jumping. Yeah, you might want to stay a little longer… (B) All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach ++ Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotels, 1 night in a motel, 5 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Great Barrier Reef sailing/diving /snorkelling ++ Skydiving in either Cairns or Byron Bay ++ Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXISSC) OR 9AM IN CAIRNS (OXISCS)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN CAIRNS (OXISSC) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXISCS)

SYDNEY TO CAIRNS TRIP CODE: OXISSC S TA R T

CAIRNS TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXISCS

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14 DAY | DO WN SOUTH & OUTBACK

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MELBOURNE

ALICE SPRINGS

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WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GRAMPIANS NP, COOBER PEDY, GRAMPIANS NP, ADELAIDE

DAY 5 ADELAIDE. You’ve made it to the City of Churches. You could join the optional day trip to the Barossa Valley for more wine or if you want to spot wildlife, there’s the day trip to Kangaroo Island. Learn about the birds and the bees... and some of the other 46 endemic species. (B)

YOUR ROUTE NORTHERN TERRITORY West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

DAY 6 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall, before hitting a pub for dinner and a schooner or two. (B,D)

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

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DAY 7 FLINDERS RANGES. Flinders Ranges National Park has everything, from mountains to gorges and creeks to rivers. Take a hike at Wilpena Pound – a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. (B,L,D)

Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1 Coober Pedy

DAY 8 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Destination: Coober Pedy. Where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. A mine tour and a visit to a kangaroo orphanage are on the cards today. (B,D)

Flinders

2 Ranges

Adelaide 2

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park

Port Campbell 1

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Melbourne Great Ocean Road

DAY 1 MELBOURNE TO PORT CAMPBELL VIA THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD. It’s not called the 'Great' Ocean Road for nothing! Get snappy over the 12 Apostles before chilling out tonight with your new trip buddies. (D)

DAY 3 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO MOUNT GAMBIER. Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. Tonight get a slice of history as you catch some shut eye in Old Mount Gambier Gaol. (B)

DAY 2 PORT CAMPBELL TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. From one natural wonder to another, we’ll explore the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians. Meet the traditional landowners, hear their Dreamtime stories and paint your own story on a boomerang. (B,D)

DAY 4 MOUNT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE. Check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole before stopping off at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard. Then, we kick on to Adelaide. (B)

DAY 9 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Cross Moon Plain like a fleeing Mad Max or glammedup Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Just remember to close the gate on 5,614 kms of dingo fence. (B) DAY 10 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. It's off to Uluru in the afternoon for a guided walking tour and a glass of bubbles as the glow of the sunset morphs through 50 shades of red, pink, purple and blue. This’ll be a sunset you won’t forget. Tonight, it’s BBQ time. (B,D) DAY 11 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Sunrise. Time for a walk. Then get your adventure on with an optional scenic flight or skydive. (B) DAY 12 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Dust off those walking boots as we take on Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with a hike through the ‘Valley of the Winds’. Tonight we sleep in swags. Best zip up tight! (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: COOBER PEDY, ULURU, COONAWARRA WINERY, GREAT OCEAN ROAD

DAY 13 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the ultimate way to check out the most famous canyon in Oz. But that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden make today extra awesome. (B) DAY 14 ALICE SPRINGS. This morning, we venture through the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. Later, it’s back to Alice Springs to explore. Optionals include the Reptile Centre, Kangaroo Sanctuary and Desert Park. Afterwards, say your farewells to your travel mates and get planning the next adventure. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Great Ocean Road & sunset at the 12 Apostles Visit Grampians National Park Paint your own souvenir boomerang Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls Make your own wine in Coonawarra View the magic of the Flinders Ranges Stay underground in Coober Pedy Visit a kangaroo orphanage in Coober Pedy Experience sunset & sunrise over Uluru Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hotels, 3 nights in motels, 7 nights in hostels, 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

MELBOURNE TO ALICE SPRINGS ALICE SPRINGS TO MELBOURNE TRIP CODE: OXDSMU TRIP CODE: OXDSUM S TA R T

Scenic helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles Day trip to Kangaroo Island Skydiving over Uluru Camel ride in the outback

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MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE (OXDSMU) OR 7.30AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDSUM)

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14 DAYS FROM

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OM FR D Y DA US ON R 11 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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SYDNEY

ALICE SPRINGS

31

MEALS

3

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WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CRESCENT HEAD, CAIRNS, THE WHITSUNDAYS, BYRON BAY

DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. Today we stop off at Noosa for lunch, then we’ve got a ferry to catch to the world’s largest sand island. It’s UNESCO World Heritage listed, so expect a serious dose of awesome. (B,D)

YOUR ROUTE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

2 NORTHERN TERRITORY

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Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

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1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

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DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck. Fraser Island’s pretty sweet. (B,L)

Magnetic Island

Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

1 Brisbane Gold Coast Coffs Harbour

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2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

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DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. Check out the view from Sydney Harbour Bridge before we make tracks to our sweet-as surf camp. Then: regular or goofy? Find your stance with a surf lesson. (L,D) DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Today we pass Coffs Harbour and that notorious Big Banana (note to self: charge camera) as we continue on to chilled out Byron Bay. Embrace your inner hippie and soak up those laidback vibes. (B)

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. Hit the shops and restaurants of Byron, test out those new surfing skills, paddle a sea kayak, try scuba diving or jump out of a plane. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Buh-bye Byron, we’re headed to the famous Surfers Paradise beach today. Discover for yourself why this place is one of Australia’s most popular holiday spots. Tonight we’ll check out the sights in the Queensland capital, Brisbane. (B)

DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Time for a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit – but first, a cheeky jaunt to the Bundaberg rum distillery. Then, it’s on to those dusty plains and wide open spaces. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Try your hand at whip cracking and lassoing as you embrace your inner jackaroo today. (B,L,D) DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Bus be gone. We’re stepping aboard a private yacht to sail the beautiful Whitsunday Passage. Hoist the sails and kick back on deck while your chef prepares dinner. (B,D) DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. Set a course for Whitehaven, aka the beach that will ruin other beaches for life. Snorkel. Swim. Soak up the sun. Then, steer the way back to Airlie Beach. (B,L) DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. You’re on a stunning island. Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals. (B,D) DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving, make sure you cuddle a koala (optional activity). Later today we pull into Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KINGS CREEK STATION, ALICE SPRINGS

DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. Surely it’s time for an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? You’ve got two whole free days to make the most of Cairns. Hurl yourself from great heights with a bungy cord, skydive over the Great Barrier Reef or snorkel, dive and cruise with sea turtles. (B) (B) DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. Take to the skies as we fly over to Alice Springs. (B) DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. After lunch it's off to the breathtaking Uluru for a guided walking tour, a glass of bubbles and an unforgettable sunset. (B,D) DAY 17 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Sunrise. Follow it with a full base walk. Embrace the Dreamtime vibes with art markets and maybe a dot painting class. (B) DAY 18 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Get ready for some soul searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Tonight we sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D) DAY 19 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal. This is the most famous canyon in Oz. Get ready for the climb. (B) DAY 20 ALICE SPRINGS. Venture through the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges before heading back to Alice Springs. This afternoon the trip comes to an end, but your adventure doesn’t have to. (B) This trip is a combination of the 14 Day Island Suntanner and 5 Day Uluru Discovery trips. See p.32 and p.23 for more details.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Visit Whitehaven Beach Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon Visit West MacDonnell Ranges

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a motel, 6 nights in hotels, 8 nights in lodges, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map

SYDNEY TO ALICE SPRINGS TRIP CODE: OXGASU S TA R T

Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay Great Barrier Reef day trip Scenic flights from the beach at Fraser Island Scenic flights at Uluru

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $3170 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $3899 G= Guaranteed Departure

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXGASU) OR 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXGAUS)

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $280 Single: $950

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXGASU) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXGAUS)

20 DAYS FROM

FLIGHTS Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

3170

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 59 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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MELBOURNE

DARWIN

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WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KATHERINE GORGE, KAKADU NP, ULURU, COOBER PEDY

DAY 5 ADELAIDE. A free day in Adelaide. You could join the optional day trip to the Barossa Valley or spot wildlife on the optional trip to Kangaroo Island. (B)

YOUR ROUTE START/FINISH

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

Kakadu

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DAY 6 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Clare Valley, we'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. There’s a classic Aussie pub waiting for you tonight. (B,D)

Park

1 Katherine NORTHERN TERRITORY

DAY 7 FLINDERS RANGES. Think mountains, gorges, red rocks and crater-like formations. Today, check out Flinders Ranges National Park. (B,L,D)

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

2 Alice 1 Springs

DAY 8 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Onwards to Coober Pedy, where the locals live underground to escape the heat. (B,D)

2 Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

DAY 9 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Today we check out the Breakaway range and Dingo Fence before hitting the NT border. (B)

1 Coober Pedy Flinders

2 Ranges

Adelaide 2

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

DAY 2 PORT CAMPBELL TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. Just the 167,000 hectares of The Grampians to explore today then? Meet the traditional landowners, hear their Dreamtime stories and paint your own story on a boomerang. (B,D)

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park

Port Campbell 1

DAY 1 MELBOURNE TO PORT CAMPBELL VIA GREAT OCEAN ROAD. The 'Great' Ocean Road deserves its name. See why at the 12 Apostles. (D)

DAY 10 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. A guided walking tour of Uluru awaits this afternoon. Then, toast your trip buddies with a glass of bubbles as the sun sets. (B,D) START/FINISH

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

DAY 11 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. If you thought sunset last night was good, just wait until you see sunrise at Uluru. When you’ve recovered your senses, there’s an optional scenic flight, skydive or camel ride. (B)

DAY 3 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO MOUNT GAMBIER. Tonight you’ll sleep in Old Mount Gambier Gaol. But before that there’s the small matter of seeing the largest waterfall in Victoria – the MacKenzie Falls. (B)

DAY 12 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Visit Kata Tjuta and the Valley of the Winds, and then it's over to Kings Canyon to sleep in swags (think: the ultimate portable sleeping unit) under the vast Aussie night sky. (B,D)

DAY 4 MOUNT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE. See the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole before heading on to Adelaide. We’ll raise a glass en route at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard. (B)

DAY 13 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal. Get ready to climb. Then find relief in the sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden. (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GREAT OCEAN ROAD, HALLS GAP, LITCHFIELD NP

DAY 14 ALICE SPRINGS. Venture through the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges today. Later, optionals include a visit to the local Kangaroo Sanctuary. Cute! (B) DAY 15 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. Today we’re flying to Darwin to meet our Top End Crew in this unique tropical city. (B) DAY 16 DARWIN. You’ve got a day in Darwin to explore before Kakadu National Park tomorrow. (B) DAY 17 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. For the next two nights you’ll call Kakadu home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, Insta-worthy scenery and, of course, local Indigenous culture. (B,D) DAY 18 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Along with gorgeous views over the Nardab floodplain, today has Aboriginal rock art and a crocodile cruise on the to-do list (dry season only). (B) DAY 19 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. Make a splash with a swim stop at the idyllic Edith Falls (new FB cover photo alert). Tonight, we’re off to play lawn bowls. (B,D) DAY 20 KATHERINE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy a cruise along the Katherine Gorge today. Then, it’s up and onwards to the beautiful Litchfield National Park. Prepare to be wowed. (B) DAY 21 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. Waterfalls, rainforest and sparkling pools, oh my! After lunch outdoors, we’ll take on the short drive back to Darwin, where we say our goodbyes. (B,L)

FLIGHTS Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit the Great Ocean Road ++ Paint your own souvenir boomerang ++ Walks around The Grampians and MacKenzie Falls ++ Make your own blended wine class ++ Flinders Ranges guided walk ++ Opal mine & town tour ++ Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru ++ Walks at Kata Tjuta ++ Guided hike of Kings Canyon ++ Visit West MacDonnell Ranges ++ Visit Aboriginal rock art sites in Kakadu National Park ++ Kakadu crocodile cruise (dry season only) ++ Visit Arnhemland (dry season only) ++ Visit Litchfield National Park waterfalls

MELBOURNE TO DARWIN TRIP CODE: OXOAMD S TA R T

FINISH

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Skydiving over Uluru Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs Kangaroo Island day trip Katherine Gorge Cruise Yellow Water Billabong Cruise (wet season)

START

MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE (OXOAMD) OR 8AM IN DARWIN (OXOADM)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN DARWIN (OXOAMD) OR 6PM IN MELBOURNE (OXOADM)

S TA R T

2017

FINISH 2017

14

OCT

3

NOV

16

OCT

5

NOV

11

NOV

1

DEC

13

NOV

3

DEC

2018

2018

6

JAN

26

JAN

8

JAN

28

JAN

3

FEB

23

FEB

5

FEB

25

FEB

3

MAR

23

MAR

5

MAR

25

MAR

7

APR

27

APR

9

APR

29

APR

30

JUN

20

JUL

7

MAY

27

MAY

4

JUN

24

JUN

2

JUL

22

JUL

30

JUL

19

AUG

27

AUG

16

SEP

24

SEP

14

OCT

22

OCT

11

NOV

19

NOV

9

DEC

G

28

JUL

17

AUG

25

AUG

14

SEP

22

SEP

12

OCT

20

OCT

9

NOV

17

NOV

7

DEC

12

JAN

1

FEB

G

9

FEB

1

MAR

G

9

MAR

29

MAR

G G

2019

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 20 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 9 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 1 night in a motel, 4 nights in lodges, 7 nights in hotels, 1 night in a swag ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map

DARWIN TO MELBOURNE TRIP CODE: OXOADM

2019 14

JAN

3

FEB

11

FEB

3

MAR

11

MAR

31

MAR

2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $2720 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $3399 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $420 Single: $1180

21 DAYS FROM

2720

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 30 S P E $1 P E R R PE


27 D A Y | G R A N D A U S S I E

EXPLORER

40

SYDNEY

41

DARWIN

3

MEALS

STATES/TERRITORIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KAKADU NP, GREAT BARRIER REEF, KAKADU NP, ULURU

DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Time for a home-cooked meal and cattle station visit – but first, a cheeky jaunt to the Bundaberg rum distillery. Then, it’s on to those dusty plains and wide open spaces. (B,D)

YOUR ROUTE START/FINISH

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

Kakadu

2 National

DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Today there’s a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore on horseback or motorbike. (B,L,D)

Park

1 Katherine Cairns

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kata Tjuta

1

Airlie Beach

2 Alice 1 Springs

DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Time to board a private yacht to sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. (B,D)

Magnetic

1 Island 1

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1

GREAT BARRIER REEF

The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

2 Uluru

1 Brisbane Gold Coast Coffs Harbour

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. You’re on a stunning island. Get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals. (B,D) DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving, hop on a wildlife tour. Later today we pull into Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. (B)

START/FINISH

Sydney

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. Let the wave chasing begin! Suit up and hit the beach. With qualified instructors to watch over your every move, you’ll be up and on your feet in no time! (L,D)

DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. Set a course for Whitehaven Beach, where a snorkelling sesh awaits. Then, it’s back to the mainland. (B,L)

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Buh-bye Byron, we’re headed to the famous Surfers Paradise beach. Then, it’s on to Brisbane. (B)

DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Today we pass Coffs Harbour and that notorious Big Banana (note to self: charge camera) as we continue on to chilled out Byron Bay. (B)

DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. Today we stop off in Noosa for lunch then catch a ferry to the world’s largest sand island. It’s UNESCO World Heritage listed, so expect a serious dose of awesome. (B,D)

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. The ‘Welcome to Byron Bay’ sign says it all: ‘Cheer up. Slow down. Chill out’. You’ve got 24 hours to find inner peace. (B)

DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel drive along the beach highway and explore Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the Maheno Shipwreck. (B,L)

DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. Hurl yourself from great heights with a bungy cord, try whitewater rafting or skydive with views over the Great Barrier Reef. (B) (B) DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. Take to the skies as we travel to Alice Springs. (B) DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU, KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Today, the famous Uluru is on the itinerary. To round off the day, enjoy a glass of bubbles and an unforgettable sunset. (B,D) DAY 17 ULURU, KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. You thought last night’s sunset was cool? Wait for sunrise and a full base walk of this World Heritage site. (B)


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DARWIN TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXGADS

SYDNEY TO DARWIN TRIP CODE: OXGASD S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KINGS CANYON, BRISBANE, WHITSUNDAYS, ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 18 ULURU, KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Immerse yourself in the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and desert plains. Tonight we sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D) DAY 19 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. Pack your hiking boots and prepare for a climb with the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. (B) DAY 20 ALICE SPRINGS. Travel the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges before heading back to Alice Springs. You’ll earn Outback Adventurer status. (B) DAY 21 ALICE SPRINGS TO DARWIN. Bye bye Alice, we’re flying to Darwin in search of Crocodile Dundee. (B) DAY 22 DARWIN. A free day in Darwin. What to do? You could chill on Mindil Beach, feast at the food markets or head down to the lively waterfront. (B) DAY 23 DARWIN TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. For the next two nights you’ll call the legendary Kakadu home. Expect phenomenal wildlife, Insta-worthy scenery and, of course, local Indigenous culture. (B,D) DAY 24 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Today is about Aboriginal rock art and a lesson on 20,000 years of culture. (B) DAY 25 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO KATHERINE. Pack your swimmers: today we’re hitting waterfalls and swimming spots. Later, try your hand at lawn bowls. (B,D) DAY 26 KATHERINE GORGE TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. Enjoy a cruise along the Katherine Gorge today. Then, it’s up and onwards to the beautiful Litchfield National Park. Prepare to be wowed. (B) DAY 27 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. Waterfalls, rainforest and ethereal pools, oh my! After lunch outdoors, we’ll take on the short drive back to Darwin, where we say our goodbyes. (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands Visit Whitehaven Beach Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta Guided hike of Kings Canyon Visit West MacDonnell Ranges East Alligator River Cruise in Kakadu (dry season)

8

OCT

3

NOV

G

16

OCT

11

NOV

G

5

NOV

1

DEC

G

4

DEC

30

DEC

G

12

NOV

8

DEC

G 9

APR

5

2018

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Extra surf lessons (Byron Bay) Skydiving over Uluru Great Barrier Reef day trip Yellow Water Billabong Cruise in Kakadu (wet season)

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXGASD) OR 8AM IN DARWIN (OXGADS)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 4PM IN DARWIN (OXGASD) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXGADS)

This trip is a combination of the 14 Day Island Suntanner, 5 Day Uluru Discovery and 5 Day Top End Discovery trips. See p.32, p.23 and p.22 for more details.

2018 MAY

7

JAN

2

FEB

G

2

JUL

28

JUL

28

JAN

23

FEB

G

30

JUL

25

AUG

1

APR

27

APR

27

AUG

22

SEP

29

APR

25

MAY

24

SEP

20

OCT

27

MAY

22

JUN

24

JUN

20

JUL

22

JUL

17

AUG

19

AUG

14

SEP

16

SEP

12

OCT

14

OCT

9

NOV

11

NOV

7

DEC

6

JAN

1

FEB

G

3

FEB

1

MAR

G

3

MAR

29

MAR

G

22

OCT

17

NOV

19

NOV

15

DEC

2019 G G

14

JAN

9

FEB

11

FEB

9

MAR

11

MAR

6

APR

2019

2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $4560 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $5299

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 26 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in motels, 11 nights in hotels, 7 nights in lodges, 2 nights in hostels, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night in a swag, 1 night sailing on a yacht ++ Entrance fees to national parks ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicles ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flights as marked on trip map

FINISH 2017

2017

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $380 Single: $1360

27 DAYS FROM

4560

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

FLIGHTS Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 69 S P E $1 P E R R PE


EXPLORER

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29 D A Y | U LT I M AT E A U S S I E A D V E N T U R E SYDNEY

46

MELBOURNE

MEALS

5

STATES/TERRITORIES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ADELAIDE, ULURU, FRASER ISLAND, SYDNEY

DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Hoist the sails! We’re stepping aboard a private yacht to sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. (B,D)

YOUR ROUTE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

1

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. Shield your eyes from the blinding white sands of Whitehaven, then set a course for Airlie Beach. (B,L)

Magnetic Island

NORTHERN TERRITORY

2 Alice 1 Springs

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

1 Coober Pedy SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Coffs Harbour

Flinders

2 Ranges

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

START/FINISH

Sydney

Adelaide 2

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park START/FINISH

Port Campbell 1

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD. Let the wave chasing begin! Suit up and hit the beach. With qualified instructors to watch over your every move, you’ll be up and on your feet in no time! (L,D) DAY 2 SURF CAMP TO BYRON BAY. Today we pass Coffs Harbour and that notorious Big Banana (note to self: charge camera) as we continue on to chilled out Byron Bay. (B) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. The ‘Welcome to Byron Bay’ sign says it all: 'Cheer up. Slow down. Chill out.' You’ve got 24 hours to find inner hippie peace. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Buh-bye Byron, we’re headed to Brisbane and the famous Surfers Paradise beach today. (B)

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND. Say farewell, Brisbane and hello Noosa! Later today we catch a ferry bound for Fraser Island. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. Four-wheel drive along the highway of 75 Mile Beach and make a splash in the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie. Epic. (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner jackaroo and prepare for whip cracking and lassoing at a real Aussie farm. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Today there’s a full day on the farm to sink your teeth into. Opt in for the chance to explore those dusty plains on horseback or motorbike. (B,L,D)

DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. You + island vibes = bliss. Get involved in walks to secluded beaches and maybe even feed some of the local animals. (B,D) DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving this island gem, make sure you cuddle a koala (optional activity). Later today we pull into Cairns: the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. (B) DAYS 13-14 CAIRNS. You’ve got two free days to make the most of Cairns. Bungy, whitewater raft or snorkel, dive and cruise the Great Barrier Reef. (B) (B) DAY 15 CAIRNS TO ALICE SPRINGS. Take to the skies heading south west to meet up with your crew in Alice Springs. (B) DAY 16 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. It’s Uluru in the afternoon for a guided walking tour, a glass of bubbles and an unforgettable sunset. (B,D) DAY 17 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK (THE OLGAS). What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Sunrise. Plus, a full base walk. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this World Heritage site. (B) DAY 18 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Venture into the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta on the ‘Valley of the Winds’ walk. Tonight we sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D) DAY 19 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal. This is the most famous canyon in Oz. Get ready for the climb. (B) DAY 20 ALICE SPRINGS. Venture through the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BYRON BAY, GREAT BARRIER REEF, THE WHITSUNDAYS, ULURU

DAY 21 ALICE SPRINGS TO COOBER PEDY. Cross Moon Plain and remember to close the gate on 5,614 kms of dingo fence. Bonus: see cute critters aplenty at the Kangaroo Orphanage. (B) DAY 22 COOBER PEDY TO FLINDERS RANGES. From Coober Pedy where locals live underground to the mountains of the legendary Flinders Ranges. (B,D) DAY 23 FLINDERS RANGES. Today we explore the mother of outback landscapes: expect mountains, gorges, red rocks and crater-like formations at Flinders Ranges. (B,L,D) DAY 24 FLINDERS RANGES TO ADELAIDE. We'll stop at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall before rolling into Adelaide. (B,D) DAY 25 ADELAIDE. A free day to explore Adelaide. Hop to Kangaroo Island or take a trip to the Barossa Valley. (B) DAY 26 ADELAIDE TO MOUNT GAMBIER. We’ll make a stop at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard, then check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole. (B) DAY 27 MOUNT GAMBIER TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. Next up: MacKenzie Falls, the largest waterfall in Victoria. Cue epic sandstone landscapes. (B,D) DAY 28 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO PORT CAMPBELL. Meet traditional land owners, paint a boomerang, then see a sunset you’ll want to write home about. (B,D) DAY 29 PORT CAMPBELL TO MELBOURNE VIA GREAT OCEAN ROAD. Stop at the 12 Apostles and Bells Beach, before rolling into Melbourne. (B) This trip is a combination of the 14 Day Island Suntanner and 14 Day Down South & Outback trips. See p.32 and p.34 for more details.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie ++ Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach ++ Surf lesson at Topdeck’s surf camp ++ Experience sunrise & sunset at Uluru ++ Valley of the Winds Walk at Kata Tjuta ++ Paint your own souvenir boomerang ++ Guided hike of Kings Canyon ++ Visit West MacDonnell Ranges ++ 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road ++ Visit Grampians National Park ++ Opal mine tour ++ Wilpena Pound guided walk ++ Make your own blended wine class

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 28 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L), 13 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in motels, 5 nights in hostels, 9 nights in lodges, 8 nights in hotels, 2 nights in cabins, 1 night sailing on a yacht, 1 night in a swag ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew ++ Internal flight as marked on trip map

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Surf lessons Koala cuddle with photo Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs Scenic flights over Uluru Kangaroo Island day trip

FLIGHTS

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXUASM) OR 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE (OXUAMS)

Internal flights are included. Prices may vary within 42 days of departure, subject to airline availability.

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN MELBOURNE (OXUASM) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXUAMS)

SYDNEY TO MELBOURNE TRIP CODE: OXUASM S TA R T

MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY TRIP CODE: OXUAMS

FINISH

S TA R T

FINISH 2017

2017 8

OCT

5

NOV

G

14

OCT

11

NOV

G

5

NOV

3

DEC

G

11

NOV

9

DEC

G

3

DEC

31

DEC

G

9

DEC

6

JAN

G G

2018

2018 28

JAN

25

FEB

G

6

JAN

3

FEB

1

APR

29

APR

G

3

FEB

3

MAR

G

29

APR

27

MAY

3

MAR

31

MAR

G

MAY

7

APR

5

30

JUN

28

JUL

28

JUL

25

AUG

25

AUG

22

SEP

22

SEP

20

OCT

OCT

17

NOV

NOV

15

DEC

27

MAY

24

JUN

24

JUN

22

JUL

22

JUL

19

AUG

19

AUG

16

SEP

16

SEP

14

OCT

14

OCT

11

NOV

20

11

NOV

9

DEC

17

6

JAN

3

FEB

12

JAN

9

FEB

G

3

FEB

3

MAR

9

FEB

9

MAR

G

3

MAR

31

MAR

9

MAR

6

APR

G G G

G G G

2019

2019 G

2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $4010 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $4999 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $430 Single: $1380

29 DAYS FROM

4010

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 39 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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BASE BACKPACKERS, MAGNETIC ISLAND

perfect for fun-seeking travellers. Let’s go!

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS

TRIP LENGTH 17 DAYS

ROOM TYPE MULTI-SHARE


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17 D A Y | E A S T C O A S T V I B E S

HOSTEL PLUS

46

SYDNEY

CAIRNS

17

MEALS

2

STATES

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NOOSA, GREAT BARRIER REEF, MAGNETIC ISLAND, BYRON BAY, SPOT X

DAY 5 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Bye-bye Byron, we’re off to Brisbane. But first, a quick pit stop at Surfers Paradise to swoon over the pro surfers. This place warrants its name, trust us. (B)

YOUR ROUTE FINISH

Cairns

DAY 6 BRISBANE TO NOOSA. Noosa is a real gem on the Sunshine Coast. Check in, drop your bags and explore the town or take a hike in Noosa National Park this afternoon. (B)

2 1 Magnetic Island Airlie Beach Emu Park 1 Rockhampton

1 Rainbow Beach

QUEENSLAND

Noosa

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

2 Byron Bay Coffs Harbour

NEW SOUTH WALES

Camp 2 Surf Spot X

START

Sydney

DAY 7 NOOSA. Optional excursion to Fraser Island today. Cue four-wheel driving on the beach, crystal clear waters and more fun than you can shake a snorkel at. Kayaking in the Everglades is also on the cards. Be sure to get THAT shot which captures why this place is often called the ‘river of mirrors’. (B) DAY 8 NOOSA. What’s it going to be today? Take your pick from lounging around some stunning beaches, wandering the nearby national park or upping your selfie count at the beautiful Noosa River. Did we mention Noosa’s optionals are ridic? From zoo visits to boat hire and stand-up paddle boarding, there’s something for (just about) everyone. (B) DAY 9 NOOSA TO RAINBOW BEACH. Next up: the laidback haven of Rainbow Beach. Channel the area’s chilled out vibes and find that perfect yoga pose on the golden sands, or befriend some dolphins on a kayaking tour. Want action with a capital A? Try your hand at sandboarding or kiteboarding – or go big with a skydive. #YOLO (B)

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, SPOT X. Meet your fellow Topdeckers today as we travel from Sydney to the famous surf haven, Spot X. Get to know your travel mates over an included dinner and get ready for a classic East Coast trip. Let’s go. (D)

DAY 3 SURF CAMP TO BYRON BAY. Today, we’re off to the iconic Byron Bay. A surfing, partying and foodie haven, we reckon you’ll fall a little bit in love with this place. Why not take a hike up to the lighthouse for sunset tonight? Guaranteed feels. (B)

DAY 10 RAINBOW BEACH TO EMU PARK. First things first: shake the sand out of everything you own. Then, across the tropics to Emu Park we go! Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with the pool or just sit back and relax with a cool beverage. You’ve earned it. (B)

DAY 2 SURF CAMP. Ready for a day of surf camp? Slap on that sunscreen and take to the waters – it’s time to hit the waves, Aussie style! Whether you’re just starting out or have surfed before, the dudes and dudettes from Spot X have got your back. (B)

DAY 4 BYRON BAY. Lots of optional activities to choose from today. Refine your newfound skills on a surf lesson in the popular breaks at Byron. For the adrenalin junkies, take to the air and skydive over this stunning shoreline. Or shorten that bucket list of yours and head out on a kayak in search of dolphins. Eek! (B)

DAY 11 EMU PARK TO AIRLIE BEACH. Ready for those picture-perfect beaches? We thought so. Hop on an optional three day (or single day) trip to the stunning Whitsunday Islands and get your dose of wow. Cue snorkelling, exploring, plenty of tanning time and pictures that’ll make your friends shout ‘Photoshop!’. (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BYRON BAY, BYRON BAY, GREAT BARRIER REEF, MYELLA FARM

DAY 12 AIRLIE BEACH. Another day in paradise. Swim, laze, tan, repeat. You could get used to this. (B) DAY 13 AIRLIE BEACH. Hit up the esplanade and people watch, or get down with a Crocodile Safari tour. Whatever you do, it’s your last full day in Airlie Beach, so make it count! (B) DAY 14 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. A short ferry ride from Townsville and we’re in Magnetic Island. #islandlife awaits. Let’s go. (B) DAY 15 MAGNETIC ISLAND. With secluded bays, cute villages, and lots of snorkelling options, Magnetic Island was made for exploring. So make the most of it on your free day here. Wanna get your heart pumping? Take a hike on the Forts Walk to learn about some local history and spy on some wild koalas. And for more wildlife, head to Geoffrey Bay to say hello to the resident wallabies. Cue new profile pic! (B) DAY 16 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Farewell Magnetic Island, we’re headed to Cairns today. (B) DAY 17 CAIRNS. Don’t miss the optional excursion to dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef today – this is one you’re not gonna want to miss. We’re talking the chance to see turtles, reef sharks, rays and so much more. Today’s also your last chance to skydive, so pluck up the courage and go! Say your goodbyes to your travel mates tonight. Is it ever too early to start planning the next adventure? Hint: no. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Surf lesson at Spot X ++ Magnetic Island Hopper pass

SYDNEY TO CAIRNS TRIP CODE: OEECSC S TA R T 3

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

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TOP OPTIONALS Surf lesson in Byron Bay Skydiving in Byron Bay Sail the Whitsunday Islands Full-day Fraser Island 4WD experience including Lake McKenzie ++ Great Barrier Reef sailing/diving/snorkelling

FINISH 2019

16 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 14 nights in hostels, 2 nights at a surf camp Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew

++ ++ ++ ++

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2018

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share

17 DAYS FROM

1499

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR Y D DA S ON R 89 U R S E E P $ P R PE


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With all the benefits of a Hotel trip, but with extra time to explore a region more thoroughly, these focused itineraries let you travel in depth. From skiing in some of New Zealand’s best resorts to an adrenalin-fuelled jaunt around this glorious country, these trips are pretty sweet if

SKOTEL, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK

we do say so ourselves. Fellow explorers, unite!

ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS/LODGES/CABINS

TRIP LENGTH 5-19 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE/SINGLE/ TWIN/DOUBLE


NEW ZEALAND EXPLORER

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DAYS | TRIP NAME PAGE TRIP 5 DAY | SWEET AS NORTH 50 S 7 DAY | SOUTHERN EXPLORER 51 S 7 DAY | SKI NEW ZEAL AND 52 8 DAY | NORTHERN EXPLORER 53 S 9 DAY | CIT Y TO CIT Y 54 S 11 DAY | PURE ADRENALIN 55 S 16 DAY | KIWI ENCOUNTER 56 S 19 DAY | GRAND KIWI 58

S: SECTOR



What are sectors?

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.


5 D A Y | S W E E T A S N O RT H

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $640 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $699 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $70 Single: $190

5 DAYS FROM

640

Rotorua 1

WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND TRIP CODE: NXGKWA

$

USD PER PERSON

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 28 S P E $1 P E R R PE

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WELLINGTON, MARAE STAY, TONGARIRO NP

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). Maori legends and mythology have been passed down for thousands of years. You have one night in this sacred meeting house, so pay attention. After learning the tongue-thrusting Haka dance moves of the All Blacks and enjoying the finesse of the ladies’ Poi dance, polish off a traditional Maori dinner. Did we mention we’ll also be checking out the Waitomo Caves? (D) DAY 2 ROTORUA. Get muddy in the bubbling, sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. While you're here, raft over the waterfalls, head to the spa for a massage, or jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien's dreams on the Hobbiton Shire escape (all optional). (B) DAY 3 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Geothermal activity gets turned up to 11 with natural hot pools. And if that's not enough, you can bungy jump off a bridge as we pass by the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. (B,D) DAY 4 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. With dual cultural and natural heritage status, and often described as the most epic hike in NZ, Tongariro NP is home to three active volcanoes that will hopefully keep a lid on things. The optional Tongariro Alpine Crossing will quickly top your list of favourites if you don't mind heights and the odd dormant lava chamber (and walks from 20 mins to eight hours). (B) DAY 5 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. From hiking over lava to readjusting to city life, today we hit the nation's capital, Wellington (no, it's not Auckland!). After you conquer the six floors of the Te Papa museum, you'll probably be ready for a big city nightlife hit. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York and a well-earned spot as the sporting capital of NZ, you can't go wrong with a craft beer and some local rugby action. What better way to bid farewell to your North Island trip mates? (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Stay overnight in a traditional Maori Marae Haka & Poi class Visit Huka Falls Visit Lake Taupo Visit Te Papa Museum

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 3 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Hobbiton tour ++ Whitewater rafting ++ Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKAW) OR 8.30AM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKWA)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 5.30PM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKAW) OR 6PM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKWA)

This trip is a section of the 19 Day Grand Kiwi trip. See p.58 for more details. All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.


7 DAY | SOUTHERN EXPLORER CHRISTCHURCH

9

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51

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Hokitika START/FINISH

Christchurch Fox Glacier 1

CHRISTCHURCH TO CHRISTCHURCH TRIP CODE: NXGKCC

Mt Cook

Milford Sound

1 Lake Ohau

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Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LAKE OHAU, QUEENSTOWN, FOX GLACIER

DAY 1 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. The Canterbury Plains make for epic scenery. Stop in Hokitika for whitebait fritters and pounamu (jade) pendant shopping. Try to grab a shot of NZ’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson. (D) DAY 2 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up NZ's most famous glacier. Strap on some crampons and get an up-close look on an ice walk or optional heli-hike. Then, journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea and feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown. (B,D) DAY 3 QUEENSTOWN. Here's some basic math: Queenstown has over 220 activities. You have two days. No rush. This lakeside city will match any adventure you had in mind and then throw a Fergburger (amazing Queenstown burger place) in there for good measure. Get your adrenalin fix with bungy jumping, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, paragliding, hiking, horse riding and the skyline gondola. (B) DAY 4 QUEENSTOWN. If you're bored here, there's something wrong. Need some time out? Head to the Kiwi Birdlife Park, or kick back with a local pinot. (B) DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND VISIT. Steady yourself for the otherworldly beauty of the fjords – we’ll be seeing them up close today with a Milford Sound cruise. This place comes complete with seals, dolphins and thundering waterfalls. (B) DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU. Zig-zag a gold-bearing river on a mountain bike ride through A+ scenery. Think: icy clear river and an 80m suspension bridge, all ending up at the site of the world’s first bungy. Will you jump? (B,D) DAY 7 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MT COOK VILLAGE. Round off the trip with an optional soak in a hot pool today – or take to the skies with a scenic flight for some stunning views of the Tekapo region. Then, it’s on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B)

FINISH

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Stay in the Fox Glacier region Milford Sound nature cruise Visit Lake Matheson Visit Fiordland National Park Arrow River bike trails

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 5 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Scenic helicopter flights ++ Bungy jumping ++ Shotover Canyon Swing START

MEET AT 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH

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This trip is a section of the 19 Day Grand Kiwi trip. See p.58 for more details.

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $990 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $999 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $370

7 DAYS FROM

990

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 42 S P E $1 P E R R PE


7 DAY | SKI NEW ZEAL AND

EXPLORER

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QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN

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Queenstown

6 The Remarkables

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: QUEENSTOWN, SKI FIELD, AJ HACKETT BUNGY KAWARAU (QUEENSTOWN), SKI FIELD

QUEENSTOWN TO QUEENSTOWN TRIP CODE: NANSQQ S TA R T

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7 DAYS FROM

1199

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USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

DAY 1 QUEENSTOWN. A NZ ski trip is always a good idea. Our base for the week is a stone's throw away from all the action of Queenstown, with Lake Wakatipu and the dramatic Southern Alps to keep you company. We’ll get your lift passes and transport cards sorted before a walking tour. Tonight: get to know your snow buddies over dinner at Winnie's. (D) DAY 2 QUEENSTOWN. Put that four day Queenstown Superpass to good use. Head up to Coronet Peak and find your ski legs with a first timer lesson or a refresher course. It’s like riding a bike. Ask the crew for the best trails to practice on, then refuel at a mountain café for lunch before an afternoon ski sesh. Try out your new tricks or stick to the green slopes – if you look like a giant stick insect with oversized shoes on, never fear, you’ll get the hang of it soon. (B) DAY 3 QUEENSTOWN. Pull out the big guns today with an optional Milford Sound day trip and prepare yourself for action with a capital A. Take your pick from bungy jumping, canyon swinging and jet boating. Or, if you’re getting deep into the skiing thing, stay put at the slopes for another day of dashing through the snow. Take the scenic bus drive up to The Remarkables ski area and test out your skills – lessons of all levels are available again to perfect your turns. Organise a soaking at the Onsen Hot Pools to rest those aching muscles. (B) DAY 4 QUEENSTOWN. Another day, another chance to flaunt your skiing prowess. You should be starting to get some serious muscle tone by now! Head back to the slopes for more hijinks on your old favourite trails. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 72 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN. If you’re all adrenalin-ed out, do a horseback ride or winery tour. Change scenery and try the Cardrona Ski Mountain trails (optional). Exchange epic jumps and embarrassing face plant stories over a swanky restaurant dinner. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ 4 day Queenstown Superpass

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in a centrally located motel ++ 4 day return ski field transport ++ Topdeck Ski Guide

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Milford Sound day trip & nature cruise Jet boating Bungy jumping Shotover Canyon Swing Skydiving Cardrona day trip

START

MEET AT 1PM IN QUEENSTOWN

FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10.30AM IN QUEENSTOWN

DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN. No visit to Queenstown is complete without a stop at Fergburger. Head up to the mountain in the afternoon for twilight skiing with DJs and bars for a backdrop. The party life of Queenstown awaits tonight. (B) DAY 7 QUEENSTOWN. We’re off after breakfast – it's been sweet as, bro. Same time next year? (B) BRING YOUR OWN GEAR IF YOU HAVE IT. IF YOU DON’T, YOU CAN HIRE SKIS, SNOWBOARDS, HELMETS AND BOOTS ON ARRIVAL. CHOOSE LESSONS IF YOU NEED THEM.


8 D A Y | N O RT H E R N E X P L O R E R WELLINGTON

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Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Marae Stay

AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON TRIP CODE: NXGKBW

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WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND TRIP CODE: NXGKWB S TA R T

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: AUCKLAND, ROTORUA, BAY OF ISLANDS

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO BAY OF ISLANDS. James Cook named our first stop the ‘Bay of Islands’. Well, you know what to expect. Seeing all 144 islands might take a while, so grab the optional ‘Rock the Boat’ island tour. DAY 2 BAY OF ISLANDS. Ride down 80-100m dunes as many times as your legs can carry you back up (optional). What’s it going to be today? Opt in to grab a kayak and paddle under the Haruru Falls, cruise out to the Hole in the Rock or indulge in an optional spot of dolphin sailing. We’re having fish and chips for dinner so good thing you did all that exercise. (B,D) DAY 3 BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND. Departing Bay of Islands, we’ll make two pit stops: first at the gorgeous Whangarei waterfalls, then at Mount Eden for a view of the city from the top of a volcano. (B) DAY 4 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). Pick up some new travel pals, then head to Waitomo Caves before hitting Rotorua. Tonight, Maori legends and mythology come alive as we bunker down at a traditional Marae stay. After learning the tongue-thrusting Haka dance moves of the All Blacks and the finesse of the ladies’ Poi dance, you’ll polish off a traditional Maori dinner and feel like one of the locals. (B,D) DAY 5 ROTORUA. Get muddy in the bubbling, sulphur-soaked town of Rotorua. While you're here, raft over the waterfalls, head to the spa for a massage, or jump into the real-life landscapes of Tolkien's dreams on the Hobbiton Shire escape (all optional). (B) DAY 6 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. After enjoying the geothermal activity of Rotorua, the brave can bungy jump off a ledge as we pass by the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. (B,D) DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Opt in to take on what’s often described as the most epic hike in NZ. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing will quickly top your list of favourites (if you don't mind heights and the odd dormant lava chamber). (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Visit Parry Kauri Park Maori Marae cultural talks Haka & Poi class Visit Huka Falls & Lake Taupo Visit the Te Papa Museum

FINISH

2017 – 7 DAY TRIP

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DAY 8 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Wellington (voted ‘best place in the world to live 2017’) has more bars and restaurants per capita than New York and is known for its craft beer. Clink glasses and bid your trip mates goodbye after exploring Te Papa museum’s six levels of awesome. (B) This trip is a section of the 19 Day Grand Kiwi trip. See p.58 for more details. PLEASE NOTE ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR 2017-18 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS. All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

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OM FR D Y DA US ON R 35 S P E $1 P E R R PE


9 DAY | CIT Y TO CIT Y

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WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

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Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $1190

G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $380

9 DAYS FROM

1190

USD PER PERSON

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

Christchurch

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KAIKOURA, NELSON, WELLINGTON

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). Today we stop off at Waitomo Caves before trekking south to the heartbeat of Maori culture in Rotorua, a steamy thermal playground. You’ll stay at a Maori Marae, have a traditional dinner and end the night a Haka expert. (D) DAY 2 ROTORUA. The day is yours to play with. There’s an optional trip to the thermal pools, or you could race around on a mountain bike, go whitewater rafting or try the original OGO Zorb. Hobbit fans, the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour is a must. (B) DAY 3 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. We’ll detour to the gurgling mud pool and the raging Huka Falls before reaching Lake Taupo. And what better way to see the lake than leaping out over it at Taupo Bungy? (It’s optional, so don’t worry if you don’t have a head for heights.) (B,D) DAY 4 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Three active volcanoes, old lava flows, an active vent, emerald lakes and amazing views. The Tongariro Crossing is one of the best full day hikes you can do in NZ. It’s a free day, so you’ve got the time. (B) DAY 5 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Swap tranquil Tongariro for the ‘best place to live in the world 2017’. We’ll get a great view of the city from the lookout at the top of Mount Victoria. As night falls, get a taster of the craft beer scene. (B) DAY 6 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. We’ll cross the Cook Strait and sail into the blue waters of the Marlborough Sound. Hop off in Picton and you’ll see why this region has become so famous for its wine (and scenery). (B)

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1249

$

SOUTH ISLAND

Lake Taupo

2018

22

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Nelson 2

FINISH

1 Marae Stay

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 33 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 7 NELSON. You could explore Abel Tasman National Park by boat, take to the walking tracks, or paddle along the shoreline in ocean kayaks. Just bring a camera for today’s optional activities. (B,D) DAY 8 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Today we’re heading for our secret Marlborough Winery for a wine tasting. Then as we carry on down the coast, we’ll sample some tasty crayfish and try to spot a New Zealand fur seal or two in Kaikoura. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae Haka & Poi class Visit Huka Falls & Lake Taupo Visit Te Papa Museum Marlborough wine tasting Kaikoura Peninsula walk Crayfish tasting

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hotels, motels & lodges, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Whale watching Scenic flights over whales Wild dolphin swim Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKAK) OR 8AM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKKA)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 6.30PM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKAK) OR 6PM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKKA)

DAY 9 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. There’s optional whale watching, dolphin swimming and seal swimming today. Then after a walking tour in Christchurch with your travel buddies, it’s time to say goodbye and wrap up the trip. But there’s plenty more where this came from with Topdeck. (B) This trip is a section of the 19 Day Grand Kiwi trip. See p.58 for more details. All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.


11 D A Y | P U R E A D R E N A L I N CHRISTCHURCH

14

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EXPLORER

WELLINGTON

55

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YOUR ROUTE

NORTH ISLAND START/FINISH

Nelson 2 Hokitika Fox Glacier 1

1 Kaikoura

WELLINGTON TO CHRISTCHURCH CHRISTCHURCH TO WELLINGTON TRIP CODE: NXGKWC TRIP CODE: NXGKCW

START/FINISH

Mt Cook

Milford Sound

Wellington

1 Christchurch

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1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KAIKOURA, FOX GLACIER, QUEENSTOWN

DAY 1 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Make a grape escape to the South Island and the 700 wineries surrounding the Marlborough Sounds. (D) DAY 2 NELSON. Today we hit up Abel Tasman National Park. Choose your own adventure: skydive, kayak or explore the mountains. (B) DAY 3 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Sample some seriously delicious wine and crayfish, then off on a Peninsula walk we go! (B) DAY 4 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. Make some marine mates with a spot of dolphin swimming, seal swimming or whale watching. Fancy a little more altitude? Jump on an incredible whale watching scenic flight. Then on to Christchurch. (B) DAY 5 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. Roll across the pastoral patchwork quilt that forms the Canterbury Plains and watch 50 shades of green melt into snow-topped peaks. (B,D) DAY 6 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Captivating deep blue glacial ice will be burnt into your memory after a morning on the Fox Glacier. Take an optional helicopter ride to explore the ice caves higher up. (B,D) DAYS 7-8 QUEENSTOWN. Here’s some basic math: Queenstown has over 220 activities; you have two days. No rush. Prepare for more adventure than you can shake a stick at. (B) (B) DAY 9 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND VISIT. Today is going to chew through your memory cards with Mirror Lake, Hollyford Valley, Milford Sound, towering rock faces, wildlife and waterfalls. (B) DAY 10 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU. It's time to test your nerves at the birthplace of bungy jumping. Think about it during our mountain bike ride through Arrowtown this morning. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Milford Sound nature cruise Marlborough wine tasting Kaikoura Peninsula walk Crayfish tasting Visit Lake Matheson Visit Fiordland National Park Arrow River bike trails

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights in hotels, motels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

Dolphin swimming in Kaikoura Bungy jumping in Queenstown Fox Glacier hikes Visit the Tekapo hot pools

START

MEET AT 7AM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKWC) OR 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKCW)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKWC) OR 5.30PM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKCW)

DAY 11 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MT COOK VILLAGE. Round off the trip with an optional soak in a hot pool today – or take to the skies with a scenic flight for some stunning views of the Tekapo region. Then, it’s on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B) This trip is a section of the 19 Day Grand Kiwi trip. See p.58 for more details.

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $1520 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1549 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $530

11 DAYS FROM

1520

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

FINISH 2017

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 39 S P E $1 P E R R PE


16 D A Y | K I W I E N C O U N T E R

EXPLORER

56

AUCKLAND

21

CHRISTCHURCH

MEALS

2

ISLANDS VISITED

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FOX GLACIER, TONGARIRO NP, KAIKOURA, QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). A visit to Waitomo Caves, sulphur smells lingering in your nose, Maori legends filling your ears, a feast on your lips and the Haka shaking your bones. It’s all part of the welcome at a traditional Marae. (D)

YOUR ROUTE

START/FINISH

Auckland

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika Fox Glacier 1 Mt Cook

Milford Sound

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

1 Lake Ohau

1 Marae Stay

1 Christchurch

DAY 2 ROTORUA. There are 14 lakes around Rotorua and geothermal steam vents everywhere. Relax in the hot springs, have a traditional Miri Miri massage or get more blood rushing and raft, bike or Zorb around this outdoor playground. (B) DAY 3 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Bubbling mud is just one of the star attractions on our way out of town. At Spa Park, pick your perfect temperature where the hot spring meets the Waikato River. (B,D) DAY 4 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. NZ’s first national park likes to show off. It’s home to three active volcanoes, a cold mountain spring, lava flows, an active crater, emerald lakes and hot springs. Stretch your legs with walks from 20 mins to eight hours and once back at the lodge, warm your feet by the fire. (B) DAY 5 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. We’ve hit the nation’s capital, Wellington (now voted ‘best place to live in the world 2017’). After you conquer the six floors of Te Papa, you’ll probably be ready for a big city nightlife hit. Festivals, live music and craft beer bars will keep you busy. (B) DAY 6 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Make a grape escape to the South Island and the 700 wineries surrounding the Marlborough Sounds. In the words of Dave Dobbyn ‘she’s a slice of heaven’, with postcard-perfect vistas and 35,000 hectares under vines. (B,D) DAY 7 NELSON. Choose your own adventure today: opt in to skydive, kayak or explore the mountains, forests and water. Or go treasure hunting in Nelson’s galleries. (B) DAY 8 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Congratulations, you made it. Welcome to the Crusader heartland! Today, it’s off on a Peninsula walk we go. (B)


EXPLORER

57

AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH CHRISTCHURCH TO AUCKLAND TRIP CODE: NXGKAC TRIP CODE: NXGKCA S TA R T

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DAY 9 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. Make some marine mates and brace yourself for dolphin swimming, seal swimming or whale watching. Fancy a little more altitude? Jump on an incredible whale watching scenic flight. Then on to Christchurch. (B) DAY 10 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. Through the patchwork Canterbury Plains and past Lake Matheson. Arthur passed this way in 1864 and mapped one of only three routes over the Southern Alps to the wild West Coast. (B,D) DAY 11 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Captivating deep blue glacial ice will be burnt into your memory after a morning on the Fox Glacier. Take an optional helicopter ride to explore the ice caves higher up. (B,D) DAYS 12-13 QUEENSTOWN. Forget personal grooming for the next two whole days. There simply isn’t enough time to bungy jump, jet boat, canyon swing, horseback ride, ski, four-wheel drive, paraglide, and hike to even think about brushing your teeth. (B) (B) DAY 14 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND. Today is going to chew through your memory cards with Mirror Lake, Hollyford Valley, Milford Sound, towering rock faces, wildlife and waterfalls. (B) DAY 15 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU. Recharge your batteries with venison pies from the Arrowtown Bakery, then take on a zig-zagging mountain bike ride along the Arrow River. Once you’ve successfully conquered the original bungy bridge, cool your heels and practice your stone-skimming skills in Lake Ohau. (B,D) DAY 16 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MT COOK VILLAGE. Round off the trip with an optional soak in a hot pool today – or take to the skies with a scenic flight for some stunning views of the Tekapo region. Then, it’s on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Milford Sound nature cruise Overnight stay in a traditional Maori Marae Haka & Poi class Visit Huka Falls Visit Lake Taupo Visit Te Papa Museum Marlborough wine tasting Kaikoura Peninsula walk Crayfish tasting Visit Lake Matheson Visit Fiordland National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights in hotels, motels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

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7

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22

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28

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++ Sea kayaking ++ Skydiving ++ Whitewater rafting START

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22

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MEET AT 7.30AM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKAC) OR 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKCA)

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: AJ HACKETT BUNGY KAWARAU (QUEENSTOWN), MARAE STAY, KNOBS FLAT - FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK, QUEENSTOWN

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $2190 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2299 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $220 Single: $760

This trip is a section of the 19 Day Grand Kiwi trip. See p.58 for more details. All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

16 DAYS FROM

2190

$

USD PER PERSON

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 37 S P E $1 P E R R PE


19 D A Y | G R A N D K I W I

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ISLANDS VISITED

WI-FI

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WAITOMO CAVES,SHOTOVER CANYON SWING (QUEENSTOWN), BAY OF ISLANDS, QUEENSTOWN, KAIKOURA

YOUR ROUTE

2 Bay of Islands

START/FINISH

1

Auckland

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

Mt Cook 1 Lake Ohau

1 Marae Stay

Lake Taupo

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1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

1 Christchurch

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. Leave the city behind and get ready to explore New Zealand in all its breathtaking glory as we step into an adventure 130 million years in the making. Become a tree hugging hippie as you wrap your arms around NZ’s botanical elder, the Kauri tree, then 'Rock the Boat' on an optional overnight houseboat trip.

DAY 2 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. The Bay of Islands is big on numbers: 144 islands, a 90-mile beach, and 100-metre-high Te Paki sand dunes, ready for some serious sandboarding action. The islands (and all their optional activities) are your oyster on this free day. (B,D) DAY 3 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND. Wave bye-bye to the wilds for now – it’s back to the modern world today as we return to Auckland. Take some time to wander the heart of the city at your leisure. (B)

DAY 4 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY). We’ll make a stop to check out the Waitomo Caves, then learn the tongue-thrusting Haka and polish off a traditional Maori dinner. (B,D) DAY 5 ROTORUA. When it comes to optional activities, mud, Middle Earth and massages are the order of the day in the bubbling, gurgling and sulphursoaked town of Rotorua. Also: optional whitewater rafting. Ahh, yaaasss! (B) DAY 6 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Next up: Lake Taupo and a chance for a bungy over the river, or check out some natural hot pools before heading to the hills of Tongariro National Park. (B,D) DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Lace up your boots and opt in to tramp the lunar landscape of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing – home to three active volcanoes – or save your feet and take to wheels (or some optional skis). (B) DAY 8 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. From hiking over lava to readjusting to city life, today we make tracks to buzzing, beautiful Wellington – the ‘best place to live in the world 2017’. Expect artsy vibes, waterfront promenades and a cool nightlife scene (you bring the facial hair and tatts, Wellington will supply the craft beer). (B) DAY 9 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Ferry into the arms of the world’s best Sauv Blanc on the banks of the Marlborough Sounds and enjoy a private tasting in a family-owned vineyard. (B) DAY 10 NELSON. Dense forest, incredible beaches and the epic Abel Tasman National Park. Kayak with seals or jump out of a plane. You’ve got the whole day to explore. (B,D) DAY 11 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. It’s down the coast we go to spy New Zealand fur seals before we lace up our boots for a Peninsula walk. If you work up an appetite as you roam, no worries – this afternoon we’ll be sampling some of the yummiest crayfish you ever did taste. Mmm. (B)


EXPLORER

59

AUCKLAND TO CHRISTCHURCH CHRISTCHURCH TO AUCKLAND TRIP CODE: NXGKBC TRIP CODE: NXGKCB S TA R T

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2018 – 18 DAY TRIP

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LAKE PUKAKI / MT COOK, ARROW RIVER, MILFORD SOUND, ROTORUA

DAY 12 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. Today, brace yourself for the triple threat of dolphin swimming, seal swimming or whale watching. Then on to Christchurch. (B) DAY 13 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. The Canterbury Plains make for epic scenery. Stop for whitebait fritters and pounamu (jade) pendant shopping. Try to grab a shot of NZ’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in Lake Matheson. (B,D) DAY 14 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up NZ's most famous glacier. Strap on some crampons and get an up-close look on an ice walk or optional heli-hike. Then journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea and feel your pulse start to quicken as we roll into Queenstown. (B,D) DAYS 15-16 QUEENSTOWN. Queenstown has adrenalin on tap. Get your fix with our optionals: bungy jumping, a narrow canyon swing, Shotover Jet, paragliding, hiking, horse riding and the skyline gondola. (B) (B) DAY 17 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND. Steady yourself for the otherworldly beauty of the fjords. Milford Sound comes complete with seals, dolphins and thundering waterfalls. (B) DAY 18 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU. Zig-zag a gold-bearing river on a mountain bike ride through A+ scenery. Think: icy clear pools, an 80m suspension bridge, and the site of the world’s first bungy at the finish line. (B,D) DAY 19 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MT COOK VILLAGE. Round off the trip with an optional soak in a hot pool today – or take to the skies with a scenic flight for some stunning views of the Tekapo region. Then, it’s on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B) PLEASE NOTE ITINERARY AND INCLUSIONS MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR 2017-18 TRIPS. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae Kapa Haka performance Traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner with pavlova Visit Tongariro National Park & Lake Taupo Wine tasting in Marlborough Visit the Kaikoura Peninsula & see the marine life Stay in Fox Glacier region Milford Sound nature cruise Arrow River bike trails Crayfish tasting

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MORE INCLUSIONS

10

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28

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14

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2

DEC

++ 18 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) ++ 15 nights in hotels, motels & lodges, 1 night in a hostel, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae, 1 night in a cabin ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

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2019 – 19 DAY TRIP

++ Rock The Boat island tour ++ Hobbiton tour ++ Dolphin swimming in Kaikoura

All items listed within the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but are always highly recommended.

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2017/18 TRIP PRICE OF $2610 2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2599 G= Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person multi-share Supplements from an extra - Twin/Double: $310 Single: $910

19 DAYS FROM

$

2599

USD PER PERSON

OM FR D Y DA US ON R 37 S P E $1 P E R R PE


60 STAY & PLAY

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

Top Deck Tours Ltd, company number 04905253, 109 Power Road, London, W4 5PY, UK

Locally Operated Trips

All Australian trips are operated by Topdeck Topdeck sells trips in New Zealand featured in this brochure as an agent of Top Deck Tours Ltd Early payment

61

5% off if you pay in full more than six months prior to departure date.

Friends

4-6 together

5% off

7-9 together

7.5% off

10+ together

10% off

All passengers must be booked on the same trip/departure prior to the departure date. Discounts Multi-trip

2 trip multi

5% off cheapest trip

3 trip multi

7.5% off cheapest and 5% off second cheapest

4+ multi

10% off cheapest, 7.5% off second cheapest and 5% off third and additional trips

All trips must be booked prior to the departure date of the first trip. Discount applies to trip with lowest value. Past passenger

5% off - we will need to be able to verify that you have previously been on one of our trips.

All discounts apply to the trip price only and do not apply to any flights, visitor taxes, adventure passes, gorilla permit, short breaks, stopovers, day trips, ski trips, gap year trips, pre & post accommodation or transfers. Only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 15% off the trip price. Deposit

$200 per person, payable at the time of booking

Rolling Deposit

If you cancel your trip more than six weeks before the departure date you may request in writing at the time of cancellation that we provide you with a rolling deposit voucher for use against a future trip. The value and currency of the rolling deposit will be the value and currency of the original deposit paid. The rolling deposit cannot be redeemed by re-booking the same trip for the same departure date originally booked. The voucher must be redeemed within two years from the date of first cancellation. The rolling deposit can be transferred to a friend but cannot be transferred a second time. The passenger must be between 18 to 39 years old to travel. Only one voucher per person per trip is permitted. If redeeming against a trip with a higher deposit the balance will be payable at the time of booking. Rolling deposits cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. If you cancel your trip within six weeks or less of the departure date you will forfeit your deposit and you will need to pay our applicable cancellation fee. Rolling deposit vouchers are not available for cancellations within six weeks of the departure date. Days before departure Over 42

Change and Cancellation Fees

Change and Cancellation Fee (% of trip price) Nil (changes)

Pre/post accommodation

Transfers

Nil

Nil

42-29

40%

40%

Nil

28-14

60%

60%

Nil

13-7

80%

100%

100%

6-3

90%

100%

100%

2-0

100%

100%

100%

Deposit (cancellations)

Flight Change and Cancellation Fee

Any airline charges + fare & tax difference (which could be up to the full value of the ticket)

Governing law and jurisdiction

These booking conditions are governed by the laws of England. Any dispute in relation to these booking conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

Brochure Validity Date

Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 1 June 2017

Your contract will be with Topdeck as tour operator, unless you have booked a Locally Operated Trip, in which case your contract for tour services will be with the operator specified above and will be subject to that operator's terms and conditions, in addition to the booking conditions set out below. For any Locally Operated Trip, the operator will be identified on your itinerary or travel documents and their respective terms and conditions will be available directly on their websites or by contacting them. Should we book a flight on your behalf it will be subject to the conditions of the respective airline, including but not limited to deposit/full payment and cancellation terms. Please read these booking conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with these booking conditions. Our trips are designed strictly for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years (with the exception of Gap Year trips, which are restricted to people between the ages of 17 to 20 years). Bookings can be made through your local travel agent or directly with Topdeck and must be secured with a deposit of the amount shown above. A contract between you and us (or between you and the relevant operator of a Locally Operated Trip) will exist as soon as (i); we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking and (ii); your deposit is paid to us or your travel agent. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that agent. PRICE & PAYMENT The deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. The balance of your trip must be paid no later than 42 days prior to your trip departure date. If you do not pay within this period we may cancel your booking and your deposit will be forfeited. Full payment is required if you make a booking within 42 days of the departure date. If your booking is a special offer we may require full payment (including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges) by such earlier time as specified in the offer Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates as at the Brochure Validity Date. These prices may increase or decrease. We may alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website at any time. Before you make a booking we will provide you with details of the current price of your chosen trip. Offered discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Please ensure you carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to you as soon as you receive them and contact us or your travel agent immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if you fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to you or the travel agent. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the correct and valid travel documents including passports, visas and vaccination certificates. We strongly recommend that you verify current documentation requirements with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your consulate for the most up to date information, including but not limited to visa requirements for the countries visited on your trip. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip. IF YOU CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING If you want to change or cancel any aspect of your booking including but not limited to a change to a trip of shorter duration or different departure date you must notify us in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested change but it may not always be possible. We will not charge a fee for changes requested more than 42 days before departure except where we incur a cost from a supplier, in which case we will advise you of the relevant fee. All change/cancellation fees must be paid within seven days of the invoice date or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner. If you are prevented from traveling as a result of illness, death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we may agree to your booking being transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip, subject to you and the other person accepting liability for full payment of the trip cost and any additional costs arising from the transfer and provided that you give us not less than 21 days' written notice of the proposed transfer. CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. We may therefore, at our discretion, modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement at any time. We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes and they will form part of our contract with you. In the case of any material modification or cancellation, we will, if possible, provide you with three alternatives: (1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available; or (2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or (3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid. A material modification is one that has a serious impact on your trip and includes a change of departure date, departure point or airport, or change of departure time of more than twelve hours, which would cause substantial inconvenience to you. A change of accommodation, or transport method/style is not a material modification. We may alter or substitute the type or size of vehicle, or method/style of transport mentioned in the brochure, depending on the number of passengers carried, which can vary from trip to trip. Normally the maximum group size is between 36 and 48 passengers. In certain countries there are strict laws governing drivers' hours and this may necessitate utilising public transport in some cities. Topdeck may require a minimum number of participants for certain trips. In the event that insufficient bookings have been made as at 42 days prior to

departure, we may cancel the scheduled trip, whereupon all money paid by you for your Topdeck trip will be refunded and no further compensation will be paid. In such circumstances, you agree to release Topdeck from any further obligations which would have been enforceable had the trip not been cancelled.

DIETARY, HEALTH AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENT You must clearly state all your dietary requirements at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee that special dietary requirements can be met and we cannot take responsibility for any such requirements not being fulfilled.

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR TOPDECK OPERATED TRIPS Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, if the trip does not materially comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate you to a maximum value equal to the price of the trip. Topdeck will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment.

If you have a medical condition or require special arrangements that may affect your trip, we ask that you inform us in writing at the time of booking. If we cannot reasonably accommodate your particular needs we may decline the booking or ask for you to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to you throughout your trip.

Topdeck will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of your trip is due to: (a) your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in your group (b) any third party not connected with the provision of your travel arrangements (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised or (d) an event which we or a travel service provider, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall (including but not limited to Force Majeure and unavoidable technical problems with transport and similar events). Our liability will in all cases be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to any applicable international conventions, including but not limited to the Geneva Convention in respect of carriage by road, the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation which set time limits for notifications/ claims and limit the amount of compensation that can be claimed for death, injury, delay to passengers/guests and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by you as a result of a contravention of any law or regulation of any of the countries visited while on the trip. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOCALLY OPERATED TRIPS If your trip is a Locally Operated Trip as listed above our obligation to you is to (and you expressly authorise us to) make trip bookings on your behalf with reasonable skill and care and to arrange a contract between you and the relevant operator. We exercise care in the selection of reputable local operators but we have no control over, or liability for, the services provided by third parties. All bookings are made on your behalf subject to the terms and conditions, including conditions of carriage and limitations of liability, imposed by the local operator (available on request). Your legal rights in connection with such trips are against the local operator and are not against us, except to the extent a problem is caused by fault on our part. SEATBELTS You must wear a seatbelt at all times whilst you are in any vehicle. Neither Topdeck nor any local operator will be liable for any injury, death or claim howsoever arising from any accident if you have failed to comply with this requirement. FLEXIBILITY DURING TRIP Your booking is accepted on the condition that you understand, and take responsibility for, the risks inherent in adventure travel. Every effort will be made to operate all trips featured in this brochure but there may be a necessity to vary the itinerary from that stated in the brochure, and delays may occur for a variety of reasons beyond our control. The need for a flexible attitude to this type of travel is important. All decisions relating to a trip itinerary will be taken by the Trip Leader, as appointed by us in the interest of the group as a whole. Please note that due to public holidays some sights or activities may not be available on a particular trip. No refund will be made for services made available by Topdeck but which for whatever reason are not used by you once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS Topdeck and its employees, agents and contractors make no representation or warranty in relation to implied or explicit suggestions or recommendations of services, activities and events not highlighted as included in a trip. You are responsible for all risks associated with the transportation to/from, and your participation in, or visitation to, any place, activity or excursion not listed as an inclusion. During your trip you will be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. Topdeck does not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, such as canyoning, are inherently dangerous and risky. If you want to take part in such optional activities or excursions you must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as you would find in your home country. If you wish to book any optional excursion or activity, you may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. Topdeck acts only as their agent. Topdeck’s Trip Leader will have further details and additional information can be found on our website. Topdeck accepts no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure (“Force Majeure”).

YOUR LIABILITY TO US You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of any representative of Topdeck, such as to render you incapable of caring for yourself, or where you become objectionable to other passengers, or you become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in you being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund you any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify you of the reasons why we have taken this action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure if your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow you to fly on the aircraft if he believes that you could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight. You indemnify us against all third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by you or arising from your participation on the trip. INSURANCE & CLAIMS You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to Topdeck on request and normally on day one of your trip. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive. If you make a claim against Topdeck you agree to assign to us or our insurers any rights to take action against any third party supplier/tour operator or any other person or party that may have been wholly or partly responsible for the claim or who Topdeck reasonably considers should be a party to the action. You must co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck. If you make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, you agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify you in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us. COMPLAINTS In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by Topdeck, you must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to immediately notify the Trip Leader of any problem may result in your claim for compensation from us being denied or reduced. Any complaint made to Topdeck following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that you do not notify us in writing within 28 days, Topdeck’s ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced. In the UK, we can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. DATA PROTECTION We are committed to protecting your personal information and agree to process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which is available online at www.topdeck.travel/privacy. In order to make your booking and ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly, we need to use the information you provide and pass it on to other relevant suppliers who are responsible for parts of your travel arrangements. In many cases this will include transferring your data to overseas recipients (including to recipients outside of the European Union). In making this booking, your consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons is deemed to be given unless you object and advise Topdeck of your objection at the time of booking. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This consent applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious requirements. SMOKING Topdeck enforces a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks) and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the pre-departure information or our website for size limits) and not weighing more than 20kg (or 15kg for Outback trips). In addition you may bring a sleeping bag, as required on specific trips, and a daypack. PUBLISHING CONSENT You acknowledge and agree that future Topdeck advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and you consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness. WI-FI Topdeck will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of its ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical issues.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Topdeck's Details


MAPS

62

5 DAY SYDNEY DISCOVERY

MAPS AUSTRALIA &

SYDNEY

P.20

Blue Mountains

CAIRNS

5 DAY TOP END DISCOVERY

CAIRNS 

P.21

DARWIN

DARWIN 

Cape Tribulation

NEW SOUTH WALES

NEW ZEALAND

5 DAY TROPICAL DISCOVERY

SYDNEY 

P.22

START/FINISH

Darwin

2

Hunter Valley

START/FINISH

2

1

Port Stephens

Cairns

Atherton Tablelands

Litchfield National Park

1

1 1

1

Mission Beach

2

Kakadu National Park

1

Katherine

START/FINISH

Sydney

DISCOVERY

EXPLORER

HOSTEL PLUS

5 DAY ULURU DISCOVERY ALICE SPRINGS

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND

4 DAY ULTIMATE SURFARI

ALICE SPRINGS 

P.23

SYDNEY

6 DAY TROPICAL SUNTANNER

BRISBANE 

P.26

AIRLIE BEACH

9 DAY OUTBACK GEM

CAIRNS 

P.27

ADELAIDE

ALICE SPRINGS 

P.28

NORTHERN TERRITORY

QUEENSLAND

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kata Tjuta

Brisbane Gold Coast

West MacDonnell Ranges Kings Canyon

2 Byron Bay

Coffs Harbour START/FINISH

1

1

West MacDonnell Ranges

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

1

START/FINISH

Kata Tjuta

2 Uluru

Magnetic Island

START/FINISH

1

1 Coober Pedy

1

Airlie Beach

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Whitsundays (Sailing)

Flinders

2 Ranges

QUEENSLAND

Sydney

Uluru

2

Surf Camp

1 Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

2

Cairns

START/FINISH

Alice

1 Springs 1

Kings Canyon 1

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

START/FINISH

Adelaide

10 DAY TROPICAL ADVENTURE BRISBANE

11 DAY EAST COAST CRUISIN'

CAIRNS 

P.29

SYDNEY

12 DAY ROCK 'N' TOP

AIRLIE BEACH 

P.30

ALICE SPRINGS

GREAT BARRIER REEF START/FINISH

Cairns

2 1

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Airlie 1 Beach

Airlie Beach

1

1

The Whitsundays (Sailing)

Rockhampton Myella Farm 2

QUEENSLAND

P.32

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

Cairns

2

Park

Magnetic

1 Island Airlie Beach

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

Kings Canyon 1

START/FINISH

Kata Tjuta

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

2

2 Byron Bay

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

Coffs Harbour

2

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

Uluru

START/FINISH

Sydney

START/FINISH

Sydney

14 DAY DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK MELBOURNE

2 Fraser Island

West MacDonnell Ranges

Gold Coast

NEW SOUTH WALES

Kakadu

2 Fraser Island

2 Byron Bay

Brisbane

CAIRNS 

2 National

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 Brisbane

2 Fraser Island

SYDNEY

1 Katherine

Rockhampton

Myella Farm 2

P.31

START/FINISH

1

QUEENSLAND

The Whitsundays (Sailing)

DARWIN

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

START/FINISH

Magnetic Island

14 DAY ISLAND SUNTANNER

20 DAY BEACH & BUSH

ALICE SPRINGS 

P.34

SYDNEY

ALICE SPRINGS 

P.36

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

2 NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

1

Kings Canyon 1

1 Coober Pedy

Kata Tjuta Flinders

2

Magnetic Island

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges

2 Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

West MacDonnell Ranges

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

2 Ranges

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

Adelaide 2

Coffs Harbour

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park

Port Campbell 1

START/FINISH

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

NEW SOUTH WALES

2 Byron Bay Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

START/FINISH

Sydney


SYDNEY

21 DAY OUTBACK ADVENTURE

CAIRNS 

P.46

MELBOURNE

29 DAY ULTIMATE AUSSIE ADVENTURE

DARWIN 

P.38

SYDNEY

MELBOURNE 

P.42

START/FINISH

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

FINISH

Cairns

2

Kakadu

2 National Park

1 Katherine NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 Magnetic Island Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges

Emu Park 1 Rockhampton

Kata Tjuta

1 Rainbow Beach Noosa

QUEENSLAND

2 Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1

2

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Gold Coast

1 Coober Pedy

Camp 2 Surf Spot X

NEW SOUTH WALES

Adelaide 2

Sydney

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park START/FINISH

Melbourne

Port Campbell 1

1

Airlie Beach

West MacDonnell Ranges

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

START

Magnetic Island

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Flinders

2 Ranges

2 Byron Bay Coffs Harbour

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

Uluru

1 Brisbane

Great Ocean Road

2 Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing) Rockhampton

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2

2 Fraser Island

Uluru

1 Brisbane

27 DAY GRAND AUSSIE SYDNEY

DARWIN 

Gold Coast

1 Coober Pedy

P.40

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

START/FINISH

Darwin 2 Litchfield National Park 1

Kakadu 2 National Park

Kata Tjuta

1

Airlie Beach

2 Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1

Rockhampton Myella Farm 2

Halls Gap

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

The Whitsundays (Sailing)

QUEENSLAND

START/FINISH

Sydney

Adelaide 2

Magnetic

1 Island 1

West MacDonnell Ranges

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

2 Byron Bay

Coffs Harbour

Flinders

2 Ranges

1 Katherine NORTHERN TERRITORY

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park

Port Campbell 1

2 Fraser Island

2 Uluru

START/FINISH

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

2 Byron Bay

Coffs Harbour

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

NEW SOUTH WALES

START/FINISH

Sydney

5 DAY SWEET AS NORTH AUCKLAND

7 DAY SOUTHERN EXPLORER

WELLINGTON 

P.50

CHRISTCHURCH

7 DAY SKI NEW ZEALAND

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.51

QUEENSTOWN

8 DAY NORTHERN EXPLORER

QUEENSTOWN 

P.52

AUCKLAND

WELLINGTON 

P.53

2 Bay of Islands Hokitika

START/FINISH

Auckland

Coronet Peak

START/FINISH

Christchurch Fox Glacier 1

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Marae Stay

Lake Taupo

START/FINISH

Queenstown

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

The Remarkables

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

NORTH ISLAND

SOUTH ISLAND

1 Marae Stay

Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND START/FINISH

START/FINISH

Wellington

Wellington

9 DAY CITY TO CITY AUCKLAND

Auckland

1

6

START/FINISH

Mt Cook 1 Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

11 DAY PURE ADRENALIN

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.54

WELLINGTON

16 DAY KIWI ENCOUNTER

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.55

AUCKLAND

19 DAY GRAND KIWI

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.56

AUCKLAND

CHRISTCHURCH 

P.58 2 Bay of Islands

NORTH ISLAND

START/FINISH

START/FINISH

START/FINISH

Auckland

1

Auckland

Auckland Rotorua 1

START/FINISH

Rotorua 1 Tongariro National 2 Park

Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND

1 Marae Stay

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

Christchurch

Nelson 2

Lake Taupo

Hokitika Fox Glacier 1

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

Wellington

Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Kaikoura

Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND

START/FINISH

Mt Cook

Milford Sound

63 MAPS

17 DAY EAST COAST VIBES

1 Christchurch

Hokitika Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

Tongariro National 2 Park

NORTH ISLAND

Nelson 2

1 Wellington

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika

1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

Mt Cook

1 Lake Ohau

Rotorua 1

1 Marae Stay

Lake Taupo

1 Christchurch

Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

Mt Cook

1 Lake Ohau

1 Marae Stay

Lake Taupo

1 Christchurch


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