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EPIC TRIPS FOR 18 TO 30 SOMETHINGS

2018-20

NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA

Prices and itineraries valid from 1 November 2018 until 3 May 2020

Get ready for Kiwi adventures, East Coast road trips and Outback highlights


WE ARE TOPDECK

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


WHY TOPDECK?

HOW WE TRAVEL

TOPDECK EXPERIENCES

DELICIOUS FOOD

OUR CREW

VALUE FOR MONEY

CONNECT WITH US

CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

FAQS

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We know what works. And we’re not afraid to shout

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AUSTRALIA

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

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.





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DARWIN LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

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14 DAY EAST COAST BEACHIN’ • Travel the best of Australia’s amazing East Coast • Snorkel or dive the famous Great Barrier Reef • Taste local wine and explore the vineyards of the Hunter Valley

ALICE SPRINGS

KINGS CANYON

Australia & New Zealand • Experience the sunset and sunrise over Uluru • Sleep under millions of stars in Australia’s Outback • Hike the sacred Valley of the Winds trail

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK KATHERINE

20 DAY OUTBACK ADVENTURE • Drive along the Great Ocean Road – one of the most beautiful routes in the world • Spot crocodiles in Kakadu National Park  • Take in the highlights of Australia’s Red Centre

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19 DAY GRAND KIWI • Hike in the famous Tongariro National Park (one for Lord of the Rings fans) • Get your adrenalin pumping in Queenstown  • Go dolphin spotting in Kaikoura

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CAIRNS MAGNETIC ISLAND AIRLIE BEACH

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AUSTRALIA NSW HUNTER VALLEY

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MYELLA FARM FRASER ISLAND NOOSA BRISBANE GOLD COAST BYRON BAY SURF CAMP

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GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK

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TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK NELSON HOKITIKA FOX GLACIER MILFORD SOUND QUEENSTOWN

WELLINGTON KAIKOURA

CHRISTCHURCH MORELEA FARM LAKE OHAU

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WHY TOPDECK?

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WHY TOPDECK? Unique

EXPERIENCES Our one-of-a-kind included and optional activities in both iconic hotspots and off-the-beaten-track places mean there’s never a dull moment on your trip of a lifetime.

Delicious FOOD

With visits to local restaurants and delicious foodie options on the menu, we’ll ensure your tummy is just as full as your passport.

Passion

AND EXPERTISE With over 45 years in the travel industry, a team of passionate Crew and a collection of award-winning trips under our belt, you can be sure we know our stuff.

Value

FOR MONEY From loads of inclusions to our No Tipping policy, we’ve got all the important stuff covered – meaning you have the best trip possible, completely hassle free.

Freedom TO EXPLORE

We realise that everyone’s different – which is why our trips offer loads of free time to get out there and channel your inner explorer.

Lasting FRIENDSHIPS

Memories fade but Facebook friends are forever. Hang out with other young explorers aged 18-39 and create bonds that last longer than your spray tan.


How We Travel From coaches to boats, we’ll make sure the journey is just as fun as the adventure. Ready to make a move? Let’s go.

TOPDECK COACH • Comfy reclining seats, powerpoints and free Wi-Fi (score!) • The most social way to travel with your Topdeck crew • See Australia and New Zealand from the best viewpoint ever

BOATS • Take to the water and soak up your surroundings • Sail the stunning Whitsunday Islands on a private yacht • Cruise through the beautiful Milford Sound





HOW WE TRAVEL

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Top deck Exper iences We’ve packed loads of awesome optional and included activities into our Australia and New Zealand trips. Take a look at some of our faves.

CRUISE MILFORD SOUND

Enter Lord of the Rings territory as you cruise the mighty Milford Sound. 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 like something out of a movie. South Island, NEW ZEALAND



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INCLUDED

INCLUDED

SWAG UNDER THE STARS

You haven’t seen a starry sky until you’ve slept al fresco 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 all yours. Kings Creek Station, AUSTRALIA

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SAIL THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

Take to the seas and explore the perfect Whitsunday Islands on a private yacht. With an on-deck BBQ, swim stops, reef snorkelling and the epic bucket list experience of Whitehaven Beach on the cards for this 24-hour adventure, it’s time to get nautical with your trip mates. Whitsundays, AUSTRALIA


GET YOUR ADRENALIN PUMPING

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME AT MYELLA FARM

Got a head for heights and a need for speed? Queenstown is your spiritual home – so don your finest #activewear and buckle up! We’ve got bungy jumping. We’ve got canyon swinging. We’ve got skydiving, jet boating and more. Embrace that adrenalin rush and dive in (literally).

Get up close to nature, meet the animals and experience an authentic slice of Outback life with a few soul-nurturing days at Myella Farm. Ever milked a cow? Well, there’s plenty of time to learn! After working up an appetite roaming the fields, a home-cooked meal will make you feel all warm inside.

Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND

Myella Farm, AUSTRALIA

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INCLUDED

STAY IN A MAORI MARAE

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, get hypnotised by an intricate Poi dance and get down with the tongue-thrusting moves of the Haka. Kia ora! North Island, NEW ZEALAND

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DELICIOUS FOOD

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Delicious Food That epic meal you ate on your trip of a lifetime? That’s a memory that will stay with you forever. Dig in! Share your fave foodie moments with us by using #TOPDECKEATS

TRY DAMPER AT MYELLA FARM AUSTRALIA Nothing will make you feel more at home than a slice of freshly baked bread – and at Myella Farm, we’ll get the chance to try the carby, doughy stuff ourselves. A traditional Aussie staple, damper is cooked rustic-style on the coals of an open fire and served warm. One word: delish.

HĀNGI BUFFET LUNCH IN ROTORUA NEW ZEALAND With all the geothermal energy bubbling around in Rotorua, who needs a barbecue? Do as the Maori do and tuck into a tasty Hāngi lunch that’s cooked on heated rocks in a pit oven. Bonus: you’ll also get the chance to check out Pohutu Geyser AND meet some real-life Kiwi birds on a Geothermal Valley tour.


DELICIOUS FOOD

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WINE TASTING AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND Explore vineyards, learn how the yummy stuff is made and get sipping some of the world’s best wines in both Australia and New Zealand. A highlight? The Hunter Valley just north of Sydney. The wine made here is famous for a reason. Cheers!

TRY TRADITIONAL AUSSIE FOOD AUSTRALIA When it comes to food in Australia, it’s not just about putting those prawns on the barbie. There are also some other great dishes to try like meat pies, fish and chips, lamington cake, seafood and really unique meats like emu, kangaroo and crocodile. Just the ticket for those who want to eat like a local!

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 hooked after one, trust us.


OUR CREW

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Ou r Crew

Enthusiasm is infectious – and our on-road Crew have it by the bucketload. Passionate, knowledgeable and brimming with insider tips, our Trip Leaders and Drivers make the best travel pals ever.

‘Our Trip Leader and Driver really set the bar high. Both were very knowledgeable, helpful and funny; I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much on a bus before. Our Trip Leader was able to give good recommendations on things to do on our free days. We really appreciated his local knowledge.’ - Marleen 14 Day East Coast Beachin’, PAGE 30

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Want the inside story about life on the road with Topdeck? Watch out for Crew takeovers on our Instagram and Snapchat channels!

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OUR CREW

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‘I get so much joy from showing our passengers local, off-the-grid places. There’s something special about coming across something unexpected and then it becoming one of your favorite trip memories.’ ‘I love the Grand Kiwi because it’s never the same twice — the weather in New Zealand changes too often for that to happen! Roads close, you take detours and you stop for different photo opportunities all the time. This job is never boring!’ - Taimi, Trip Leader

 ‘My Trip Leader and coach Driver made this trip the best experience.’ - Justin 11 Day Pure Adrenalin, PAGE 43

‘The Trip Leader was amazing, very informative, helpful and always a comedian.’ - Christopher

Driver/ Trip Leader

10 Day Tropical Adventure, PAGE 26

‘My favourite trip is East Coast Beachin’. It has a great diversity of experiences to really showcase what the East Coast has to offer — and great opportunities for the groups to make friends they will have for life.’

‘Just the perfect experience made so by brilliant, fun and genuinely lovely guides who seemed to love it almost as much as we did!’ - Joel

‘The best thing about working for Topdeck is being there when people are doing things they have never done before — and with new friends.’

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- Leigh, Driver/Trip Leader




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

UNLOCK THE HIGHLIGHTS

Our No Tipping policy means no hidden payments. The result? More money for more fun stuff!

We’ve done the haggling for you when it comes to landmarks, boat trips, wineries and more. Go explore!

LOGISTICS: SORTED

Forget the faff. We’ll get you from A to B in style and sort out your accommodation. You’re welcome!

INCLUDED MEALS

With plenty of included meals, you can look forward to heaps of classic Australian and New Zealand food throughout your trip.

EXPERT GUIDES ON HAND

Our Trip Leaders and local guides have got all the insider info. Let the memory making begin!

MORE WAYS TO SAVE * BOOK NOW

PAY IN

Secure your booking with a low $200 deposit

Pay the balance via instalments that best suit you

ROLLING

FREE Make changes to your booking at no extra cost

Enjoy a flexible rolling deposit, should you change your mind

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PAST PASSENGER

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MULTI TRIP DISCOUNT

SAVE UP TO

FRIENDS DISCOUNT

Terms and conditions apply. *Discounts can be combined up to a total of 15%. For more information about this and our other discounts please visit our website or see page 49.


CONNECT WITH US

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Connect w ith Us Ready for your Topdeck trip? Not until you’ve downloaded the Topdeck app! With its easy-breezy functionality, travel tools and social media prowess, this little gem will be your new fave travel pal.

TRIP GROUP CHAT

Connect with your fellow travel pals before you depart and begin your magical friendship in the flash of a winking face emoji.

BUDGET TRACKER

Keep an eye on your holiday spending, leaving you with more FUN-ds to play with. Think: epic Aussie seafood (not questionable supermarket sandwiches).

ITINERARY VIEWER

Get the lowdown on where you’ll be going and what activities you’ll be doing on each day of your trip with this handy little tool.

MAPS

CHECK-IN

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Plug in all your vital deets and we’ll keep them safe for when you really need them. Making your life easier, one swipe at a time.

Navigate your way to meeting points and lesser-known local gems using pins dropped by your Trip Leader, seek out your own bucket list sites and take to the streets like a pro.

BOOKED YOUR TRIP? DOWNLOAD NOW Download the app from Google Play or the App Store and key in your booking reference to get started.

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CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

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Create You r Own Adventu re Want to see more of Australia? Some of our trips and departure dates connect together – so you can extend your itinerary and keep the good times rolling.



COMBO 1: EAST COAST BEACHIN’ AND ROCK ‘N’ CANYON From surfing Australia’s East Coast to sailing the Whitsundays, sleeping under the stars in the Red Centre to checking out Uluru, this combo lets you do it all.

GREAT BARRIER REEF

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NORTHERN TERRITORY Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta

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Coffs Harbour

Hunter Valley

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Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head START

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CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

If you want to say you’ve done Australia like a pro, combine these two trips. You’ll tick off the likes of Fraser Island, the Whitsundays, Cairns, Byron Bay, Uluru and Kakadu National Park.

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NEW SOUTH WALES

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COMBO 3: EAST COAST BEACHIN’ AND DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK Got a whole month to play with? This combo is for you. Go all out with adrenalin-pumping activities, check out stunning scenery and tick off bucket list sights on this ultimate Aussie journey.

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VICTORIA Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

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Melbourne Great Ocean Road

IF YOU’RE EXPLORING MORE OF AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND SAVE UP TO 10% WITH OUR MULTI TRIP DISCOUNT.

Terms and conditions apply. Connecting flights not included. Please visit our website or see page 49 for more information.


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FAQs 

IS THERE WI-FI ON THE COACH? There is Wi-Fi available on most of our coaches and the vast majority of our accommodation has Wi-Fi too. If you’re super keen to be online the whole time, here’s a tip for you – get an Australian or New Zealand SIM card and put some money on it. Job done. However, please be aware that in some locations Wi-Fi and phone signal will be much more limited than you may be used to.

DO YOU BOOK FLIGHTS? Flights can currently only be booked for Aussie and Kiwi passengers.

ARE FLIGHTS TO/FROM THE STARTING LOCATION INCLUDED? Soz, but our prices don’t include flights.

How many pairs of undies DO I NEED TO BRING?

Fan of hygiene? Bring a pair per day! Prefer the ‘lived in’ feel? Erm, you do you. If you’re going on a super long trip, bear in mind that you’ll have the opportunity to wash your unmentionables (and other clothes) throughout the journey. Now, enough underwear chat – you’re making us blush.

WHAT VISAS DO I NEED? The best place to find visa information is www.projectvisa.com. Or, you can contact your local embassy.

HOW DOES A SECTOR TRIP WORK?

If you book onto the Ultimate Surfari trip, you’ll start in Sydney with passengers who have booked the whole East Coast Beachin’ trip or the East Coast Cruisin’ trip – and finish when the trip gets to Brisbane. Got the gist? Great! Look out for this icon throughout the brochure



An example is the East Coast Beachin’ trip, which starts in Sydney and finishes in Cairns. This trip is split into four sectors: Ultimate Surfari (Sydney to Brisbane), Tropical Suntanner (Airlie Beach to Cairns), Tropical Adventure (Brisbane to Cairns) and East Coast Cruisin’ (Sydney to Airlie Beach).

HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING WITH ME? It varies! Obvs, there are loads of great souvenirs to be bought and an awesome social scene to get involved in (if that’s your thing). Heaps of your meals are also included, so this really just leaves a few meals and your personal spending to budget for. Throughout the trip, your Trip Leader will also let you know about optional activities that you can do, such as bungy jumping in Queenstown or scenic flights over Uluru – so keep this in mind when budgeting too!


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HOW MUCH LUGGAGE CAN I BRING? Each person is allowed one item of standard size luggage plus a day pack. The maximum weight of your main bag must not exceed 44lb/20kg. Due to weight regulations for coaches in Australia and New Zealand, passengers with overweight luggage may be asked to offload the excess on the morning the trip departs (eek).

Cocktails, mocktails, BEER OR WATER?

Your choice of beverage is completely up to you. While some passengers like to go out for a social drink, it’s not compulsory!

Please also note that small, hard suitcases can’t be taken on board – both for safety and comfort!

HOW MUCH free time WILL I GET?

DO PEOPLE USUALLY TAKE AN UMBRELLA OR A RAINCOAT?

While we like to think of ourselves as travel experts, we are currently unable to predict weather patterns. We’re working on it though (winking emoji).

We asked Nick from our Customer Service Team to field this one. He said: ‘My go to is rain coat, as I like the way it makes me feel – but I have friends who use umbrellas who say the same thing about them. Go with your heart.’



WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE ON MY TRIP?

I AM TRAVELLING WITH MY PARTNER AND WANT TO DO A HOSTEL PLUS TRIP. CAN WE SHARE A ROOM? Sorry, but no can do. On Hostel Plus trips, we have male and female dorms. If you want to share a room, we recommend having a look into our Explorer trips — then you can have a double or twin-share room.

CAN I UPGRADE TO A PRIVATE ROOM ON HOSTEL PLUS TRIPS? Unfortunately not. We don’t have private rooms on our Hostel Plus trips – if you want your own room, Explorer trips are the way to go.

CAN I PAY IN INSTALMENTS?



Outside of 42 days before your trip departs, you can pay in as many instalments as you like – just log in to your My Topdeck account on the website or reach out to your travel agent.

Good question! It’s an online hub for your trip admin including personalised trip notes, itineraries and payments.

My bodyguard is

OVER 40. IS HE ABLE TO COME WITH ME ON THE TRIP?

All Topdeck trips are designed for 18-39 year old travellers, and the average age on most of our trips is around 23-25. Long story short? We cannot take your bodyguard. Apologies.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON MY TRIP?

HOW DO I GET TO THE STARTING LOCATION?

It depends! Our New Zealand and East Coast Australia trips have maximum group sizes of 36 travellers. On the other hand, our Outback Australia trips have a maximum group size of 24 travellers.

You can find your starting location in your My Topdeck account on the website, or on the Topdeck app. Google Maps and public transport are your best friends!

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WHAT’S MY TOPDECK?

All of our trips include both scheduled activities and free time. So, whether you want to chill at the beach or head out on a hike, you’ll have plenty of time to do your own thing.


AUSTRALIA

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SAILING THE WHITSUNDAYS, QUEENSLAND

With plenty of free time to explore each destination thoroughly, these itineraries let you travel through Australia in depth. Ready to channel your inner explorer?

ACCOMMODATION HOTELS/HOSTELS/ CABINS/SWAGS

TRIP LENGTH 4-20 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE/ SINGLE/T WIN/DOUBLE

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MOJO SURF, SPOT X

Get the most out of your trip without breaking the bank. From modern hostels to surf camp cabins and tipis, our most social trip style has it all.

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS/SURF CAMP

TRIP LENGTH 16 DAYS

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What are sectors?



E = EXPLORER

Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. Piece together your favourite itineraries, build your own custom Australian road trip, meet more like-minded travellers... it's your trip, your way. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress. Look out for this icon throughout BASE BACKPACKERS, MAGNETIC ISLAND

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

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD VIA HUNTER VALLEY. Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge en route to the surfing haven of Crescent Head. But first up, we’ve got a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky kangaroos that hang around the vines here, and leave enough space in your backpack for a bottle of wine or two... (D) DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Wake up, grab brekkie and get ready to hit the waves with an included surf lesson today. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, your instructors will give you some top tips that’ll have you surfing like a local in no time. Tear yourself away from the big blue as our road trip continues with a stop by the Big Banana statue in Coffs Harbour. Then: say hello to Byron Bay with an included orientation tour. Here you can burn incense, sip chai, practice yoga and go on an epic night out all in the space of 24 hours. Oh, and the beaches here are gorgeous. (B,L) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. Awww, yeah – you’ve got a free day to do your own thing! Anti McDonald's and anti anything mass produced but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards, it’s no wonder Byron Bay is a traveller’s hotspot. Also, Chris Hemsworth has a house here. Eeeek! Optionals on the menu today? Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and skydiving. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 75 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Leave Byron behind you as we head to Brisbane. But first up is the famous Surfers Paradise and an Aboriginal Cultural experience (with song, dance and storytelling). Once in Brisbane, there’s an orientation tour to get your bearings. Then, the night is yours to celebrate the end of an epic trip with your travel mates. Too soon to be planning your next adventure? (B) This is a sector of the 14 Day East Coast Beachin' trip. See p30 or visit our website.

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Surf lesson in Crescent Head ++ Visit Byron Bay

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skydiving in Byron Bay ++ Surf lesson in Byron Bay ++ Stand up paddle boarding in Byron Bay START

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

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 7PM IN BRISBANE (OXISSB) OR APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXISBS)

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $699 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $799 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $90 Single: $130 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $160

4 DAYS FROM

$

699

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).


5 DAY | ROCK 'N' CANYON ALICE SPRINGS

6

MEALS

1

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

ALICE SPRINGS

23

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YOUR ROUTE

NORTHERN TERRITORY Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta

1

1

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Alice Springs

2 Uluru

'The Outback is just an amazing experience and so beautiful – would definitely recommend this tour!' - Nicola

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KINGS CANYON, ULURU, ALICE SPRINGS

DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Hit the red ground running as you meet the group and head into Yulara (the gateway resort to Uluru). We're off to visit the sacred monolith itself this 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. Then: 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). Later on, we’ll get a sense of the immense scale of Uluru with a base walk. Gear up for the optional activities today – we’re talking scenic helicopter rides, camel rides and segway tours. (B) DAY 3 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. After breakfast, get ready for some soul searching – we’re off to explore the heart of sacred Kata Tjuta with a walk through the Valley of the Winds. Next: prepare to live the life of a jolly swagman as we bed down in custom swags (think: the ultimate portable sleeping unit) in Kings Creek Station. 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’ll be tackling the hardest part of the famous Rim Walk in Kings Canyon (aptly named ‘Heart Attack Hill’). Believe us, it’s worth the effort! We’re talking 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 will make today even more awesome. After a stop off to grab some lunch, we’ll head back to Alice Springs. (B) DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS. Back in Alice Springs, where we’ll have the chance to explore the town centre. Then: time to say a fond farewell to your travel mates. This is the end of the road (for now). (B)

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

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 4 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hostels, 1 night in a swag, 1 night in a hotel ++ National Park entrance fees ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

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

TRIP CODE: OXRCUU S TA R T

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $929

FINISH APPROXIMATELY 2PM IN ALICE SPRINGS

WANT MORE FROM YOUR TRIP?

S TA R T 9

5

MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS

Then we suggest rounding off your adventure with the awesome 14 Day East Coast Beachin' (p.30). Just book your own flights from the Outback to the East Coast to keep the good times rolling!

FINISH 2018/19

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $949 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $110 Single: $310 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $340

5 DAYS FROM

929

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 86 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WHITSUNDAYS, GREAT BARRIER REEF, WHITSUNDAYS, GREAT BARRIER REEF G

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This is a sector of the 14 Day East Coast Beachin' trip. See p30 or visit our website.

DAY 1 AIRLIE BEACH TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Been on a private yacht before? You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. This is the life. (D) DAY 2 THE WHITSUNDAYS TO AIRLIE BEACH. Shorten your bucket list with a visit to Whitehaven Beach and get ready to feast, swim and snorkel the day away. Sounds good, huh? Grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it and celebrate an epic start to the trip with your new travel mates. (B,L) DAY 3 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. Hop on a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island (cue pretty views en route). Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, seek out hidden beaches, hikes and swim out for a snorkel. This place is awesome and a little slice of paradise. (B,D) DAY 4 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving, we’ve got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for snakes, birds and koalas! Once we’re in Cairns, get your bearings on an orientation tour. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has got adventure for days. Take a stroll around. Then the night is yours to get out and experience some of the East Coast’s best nightlife. (B) DAY 5 CAIRNS. You’ve got two days to play with in Cairns. Start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip. Snorkel or scuba dive this world-famous reef and see what all the fuss is about. You might see turtles, reef sharks and Nemo! This place is special, trust us. There’s also bungy jumping if you’re game (optional). (B) DAY 6 CAIRNS. After breakfast, say bye to your trip mates. But with so much more on offer in and around Cairns, we won’t blame you for sticking around. (B)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 00 S P E $2 P E R R PE

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

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Sail the Whitsunday Islands ++ Visit Whitehaven Beach ++ Visit Magnetic Island

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Great Barrier Reef day trip ++ Bungy jumping in Cairns START

MEET AT 3.30PM IN AIRLIE BEACH (OXISWC) OR 9AM IN CAIRNS (OXISCW)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 2PM IN CAIRNS (OXISWC) OR 8AM IN AIRLIE BEACH (OXISCW)

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1199 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $1349 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $70 Single: $210 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $120 Signle: $280

6 DAYS FROM

1199

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).


9 DAY | OUTBACK GEM ALICE SPRINGS

14

MEALS

2

STATES/TERRITORIES

WI-FI

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE

25

SECTOR

YOUR ROUTE

1 Alice Springs 1 NORTHERN START/FINISH

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

2

TERRITORY

Uluru

1 Coober Pedy SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Flinders

2 Ranges

START/FINISH

Adelaide

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: COOBER PEDY, KINGS CANYON, ULURU

DAY 1 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Flinders Ranges, we'll stop off at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. Word has it that if you whisper something at one end of the wall, it can be heard allllll the way over on the other side! After giving it a try, it’s off to a local pub for dinner. (D) DAY 2 FLINDERS RANGES. Mountains? Yep. Gorges? Uh-huh. Creeks? You betcha. Rivers? Why, of course! Flinders Ranges National Park has EVERYTHING. Today we’ll take a hike at Wilpena Pound – a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. (B,L,D) DAY 3 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Destination: Coober Pedy, where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Today we’ll embark on a gem of an opal mine tour and pay a visit to a kangaroo orphanage. Prepare for cuteness overload! (B,D) DAY 4 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Cracked, dry and barren, Moon Plain is like something from another world. We’ll cross it on our way to Alice Springs (just remember to close the gate on 5,614 km of dingo fence on your way out). (B) DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Today it's off to Uluru 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. Tonight, it’s BBQ time. (B,D) DAY 6 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Yep, you guessed it – sunrise. Time for a walk! Then: get your adventure on with an optional helicopter ride, camel ride or segway tour. (B) DAY 7 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. Zip up tight! (B,D)

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

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

TRIP CODE: OXDSAU EX. ADELAIDE S TA R T 22

NOV

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotels, 3 nights in hostels, 1 night in a swag ++ National Park entrance fees ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS

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This is a sector of the 20 Day Outback Adventure trip. See p.34 or visit our website.

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

DAY 9 ALICE SPRINGS. After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye. Stifle those sobs and get to work planning your next adventure! (B)

G= Guaranteed Departure

2018/19

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

DAY 8 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is 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 will make today extra awesome. (B)

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TRIP CODE: OXDSUA EX. ALICE SPRINGS

++ Helicopter ride over Uluru ++ Camel ride in the outback START

FINISH

2018/19

2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $1649 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $190 Single: $510 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $200 Single: $420

9 DAYS FROM

1299

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 45 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

26

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1989 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2199 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $100 Single: $370 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $450

10 DAYS FROM

1989

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

2 Fraser Island Noosa

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WHITSUNDAYS, FRASER ISLAND, GREAT BARRIER REEF

DAY 1 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND VIA NOOSA. On our way to Fraser Island, we’ll swing by Noosa for a tour and a walk in Noosa National Park. Ten points if you spot a koala! There are also hidden natural pools around here, so bring your swimmers in case you have time for a quick dip. (D) DAY 2 FRASER ISLAND. It’ll be love at first sight as you hit up the peaceful Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island. (B,L) DAY 3 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Wave goodbye to the coast this morning as our journey continues to the stunning landscape, wildlife and country hospitality of Myella Farm: a working cattle station and our unique home for the next two nights. (B,D) DAY 4 MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and get amongst farm life during your time here. You could always go all out and opt in to explore the farm on horseback too. Giddy-up! (B,L,D) DAY 5 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Been on a private yacht before? You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. It’s a tough life. (B,D) DAY 6 THE WHITSUNDAYS TO AIRLIE BEACH. Grab a last pic of Whitehaven Beach before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it! (B,L) 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. Or, seek out hidden beaches and hikes. This place is awesome. (B,D)

M RO YF D DA US ON R 99 S P E $1 P E R R PE

DAY 8 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving, we’ve got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for snakes, birds and koalas! Once we’re in Cairns, get your bearings on an orientation tour. (B)

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

Visit Noosa Visit Fraser Island (including Lake McKenzie) Sail the Whitsunday Islands Visit Whitehaven Beach

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Horse riding at Myella Farm ++ Great Barrier Reef day trip ++ Bungy jumping in Cairns START

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

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 2PM IN CAIRNS (OXISBC) OR 3PM IN BRISBANE (OXISCB)

DAY 9 CAIRNS. You’ve got two days to play with in Cairns. Start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip. Snorkel or scuba dive this world-famous reef and see what all the fuss is about. This place is special, trust us. There’s also bungy jumping if you’re game (optional). (B) DAY 10 CAIRNS. After breakfast, say bye to your trip mates. Round two anyone? (B) This is a sector of the 14 Day East Coast Beachin' trip. See p30 or visit our website. Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.


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

19

MEALS

2

STATES

WI-FI

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY

27

SECTOR

YOUR ROUTE

GREAT BARRIER REEF START/FINISH

Airlie 1 Beach

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing)

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island Noosa

TRIP CODE: OXISSW EX. SYDNEY

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

NEW SOUTH WALES

Coffs Harbour

Hunter Valley

S TA R T

2 Byron Bay

FINISH

S TA R T

2018/19

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head START/FINISH

Sydney

DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Hit the waves with an included surf lesson. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, your instructors will give you some top tips that’ll have you surfing like a local in no time. Then, a stop by the Big Banana statue in Coffs Harbour before we take on Byron Bay with an included orientation tour. (B,L) DAY 3 BYRON BAY. Awww, yeah – you’ve got a free day in Byron Bay! Optionals on the menu? Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and skydiving. (B) DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. First up is the famous Surfers Paradise and an Aboriginal Cultural experience (with song, dance and storytelling). Once in Brisbane, there’s an orientation tour to get your bearings. (B)

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DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND VIA NOOSA. On our way to Fraser Island, we’ll swing by Noosa for a tour and a walk in Noosa National Park. Ten points if you spot a koala! There are also hidden natural pools around here, so bring your swimmers in case you have time for a quick dip. (B,D)

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26

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DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Been on a private yacht before?

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TRIP CODE: OXISWS EX. AIRLIE BEACH S TA R T

FINISH

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2018/19

DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH. The trip might be over, but keep the good times rolling in this party town. (B)

DEC

16

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED)

DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and get amongst farm life during your time here. You could always go all out and opt in to explore the farm on horseback too. Giddy-up! (B,L,D)

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5

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DAY 10 THE WHITSUNDAYS TO AIRLIE BEACH. Grab a last pic of Whitehaven Beach before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it! (B,L)

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APR

DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Tear yourself away from paradise. We’re headed to a farm stay for tonight, with a home-cooked meal to get us settled. (B,D)

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MAR

15

You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. It’s a tough life. (B,D)

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DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. It’ll be love at first sight as you hit up the peaceful Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island. (B,L)

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18

APPROXIMATELY 3PM IN AIRLIE BEACH (OXISSW) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXISWS)

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10

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Skydiving in Byron Bay Dolphin kayaking in Byron Bay Stand up paddle boarding in Byron Bay Horse riding at Myella Farm

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NOV

13

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

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NOV

MAR

MORE INCLUSIONS

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13

21

3

Surf lesson in Crescent Head Visit Noosa Visit Fraser Island (including Lake McKenzie) Sail the Whitsunday Islands Visit Whitehaven Beach

11

NOV

2019/20

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD VIA HUNTER VALLEY. Out of Sydney and on to a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping in the beautiful Hunter Valley. (D)

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11

10

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FRASER ISLAND, MYELLA FARM, COFFS HARBOUR

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2018 TRIP PRICE OF $2299 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2349

This is a sector of the 14 Day East Coast Beachin' trip. See p30 or visit our website.

Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $380 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $200 Single: $450

11 DAYS FROM

2299

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 09 S P E $2 P E R R PE


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

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

28

ALICE SPRINGS

DARWIN

16

MEALS

1

TERRITORY

YOUR ROUTE

START/FINISH

Darwin Litchfield National Park 1

Kakadu

2 National Park

1 Katherine NORTHERN TERRITORY Tennant Creek 1

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

2

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

2 Uluru

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ULURU, LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK, MATARANKA THERMAL POOL

TRIP CODE: OXRTUD EX. ALICE SPRINGS S TA R T

FINISH

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DAY 2 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. After seeing Uluru at sunrise, we’ve got a base walk to look forward to next. Then, there’s loads of awesome optional activities. Anyone for a helicopter ride, camel ride or segway tour? (B)

TRIP CODE: OXRTDU EX. DARWIN S TA R T

FINISH

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30

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G= Guaranteed Departure

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2299 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2249 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $230 Single: $760 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $300 Single: $750

11/12 DAYS FROM

2299

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO YF D DA US ON R 92 S P E $1 P E R R PE

This is a sector of the 20 Day Outback Adventure trip. See p.34 or visit our website.

DAY 1 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. After meeting the crew in Alice Springs, we'll make tracks to Yulara and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (the home of the big red rock itself). Tonight: raise a glass and watch the sun go down over the most iconic Aussie landmark. Wow. (D)

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DAY 3 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. Today, we’ll move on to Kings Canyon. There’s plenty of time to do optional quad biking before we go all-out Outback with a sleep under the stars in custom swags. (B,D) DAY 4 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. Heads up – we’ll be tackling a serious set of 500 steps before we get to the shady oasis that is the Garden of Eden. It’ll be worth the climb, promise! When you’re all tuckered out, we’ll hit the road to Alice Springs. (B) DAY 5 ALICE SPRINGS. You’ve got a free day to spend however you please in Alice Springs. (B) DAY 6 ALICE SPRINGS TO TENNANT CREEK. Cheerio, Alice – today it’s up and onwards to Tennant Creek. If you’re in the mood for a brewski, we have a treat in store: a visit to the legendary (and supposedly haunted) Daly Waters pub. (B,D) DAY 7 TENNANT CREEK TO KATHERINE. It’s laidback. It’s outdoorsy. It’s an Aussie rite of passage. It could only be… lawn bowls! Kick off those shoes and prepare to get unexpectedly competitive as we roll the jack in Katherine. (B,D) DAY 8 KATHERINE TO KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. After a cruise along the Nitmiluk Gorge and a visit to the idyllic Edith Falls, it’s on to Kakadu for the next two nights. Expect phenomenal wildlife, Instagram-worthy scenery and, of course, heaps of local Indigenous culture. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Experience the sunset and sunrise over Uluru ++ Visit Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Kakadu National Park ++ Visit Litchfield National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 2 nights in hostels, 5 nights in hotels, 2 nights in motels, 1 night in a swag ++ National Park entrance fees ++ Modern air-conditioned vehicle ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Helicopter ride over Uluru ++ Camel ride in the Outback START

MEET AT 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXRTUD) OR MEET AT 8AM IN DARWIN (OXRTDU)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN DARWIN (OXRTUD) OR 2PM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXRTDU)

DAY 9 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK. Keep your eyes peeled for crocs as we get a fascinating insight into Aboriginal culture cruising the East Alligator River. (B) DAY 10 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. Next up: Litchfield National Park. Prepare to be wowed – today we’ll be checking out some ah-mazing Aboriginal Rock Art. Quick fact: some paintings are up to 20,000 years old. Take a moment to let that sink in! (B) DAY 11 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. After stops at the stunning Florence Falls and the ancient rock pools of Buley Rock Hole, we’ll share a farewell lunch together al fresco. When we get to Darwin, it’s Splitsville – unless you wanna stick around? (B,L)


14 D A Y | D O W N S O U T H & O U T B A C K ALICE SPRINGS

21

MEALS

3

STATES/TERRITORIES

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

MELBOURNE

29

WI-FI

YOUR ROUTE

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 START/FINISH Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

2 Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1 Coober Pedy Flinders

2 Ranges

Adelaide 2

VICTORIA

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

1 Grampians National Park START/FINISH

Port Campbell 1

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

TRIP CODE: OXDSMU EX. MELBOURNE S TA R T 17

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FLINDERS RANGES, COONAWARRA WINERY, GREAT OCEAN ROAD

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FINISH

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22

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16

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12

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25

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2019/20 14

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. (D) DAY 2 PORT CAMPBELL TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. Today we’ll explore the Grampians and the Loch Ard Gorge. Meet the traditional landowners, hear their Dreamtime stories and paint your own story on a boomerang. (B,D) DAY 3 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO MT GAMBIER. Next up: MacKenzie Falls. (B) DAY 4 MT GAMBIER TO ADELAIDE. Check out the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole before stopping off at Wynn’s Coonawarra vineyard for a wine class. (B) DAY 5 ADELAIDE. Get amongst the bars and an awesome live music scene. (B) DAY 6 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Flinders Ranges, we'll stop off at the Barossa Reservoir Whispering Wall. (B,D) DAY 7 FLINDERS RANGES. Flinders Ranges National Park is super impressive, and today we’ll take a hike at Wilpena Pound – a natural amphitheatre about three times the size of Uluru. (B,L,D) DAY 8 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Coober Pedy, where locals live in homes carved deep underground to escape the heat. Hop on an opal mine tour and visit a kangaroo orphanage. (B,D) DAY 9 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. Moon Plain is like something from another world. We’ll cross it on our way to Alice Springs. (B) DAY 10 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Today it's off to Uluru for a guided walking tour and a glass of bubbles at sunset. Tonight, it’s BBQ time. (B,D) DAY 11 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. This morning we’ve got the sunrise at Uluru to look forward to. Then: get your adventure on with an optional helicopter ride, camel ride or segway tour. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Drive along the Great Ocean Road and see sunset at the 12 Apostles ++ Hike to the base of MacKenzie Falls ++ Make your own wine in Coonawarra ++ Stay underground in Coober Pedy ++ Visit a kangaroo orphanage in Coober Pedy ++ Experience sunset and sunrise over Uluru ++ Walk the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta

APR

27

APR

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10

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23

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21

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26

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MAY

3

DAY 12 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK TO KINGS CANYON. We’ll take on Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) with a hike through the Valley of the Winds. Tonight, we sleep in swags. (B,D) DAY 13 KINGS CANYON TO ALICE SPRINGS. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the ultimate way to check out the most famous canyon in Oz. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden will make today extra awesome. (B) DAY 14 ALICE SPRINGS. After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye *cries* (B)

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2099 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2349 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $280 Single: $750 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $310 Single: $710

14 DAYS FROM

2099

USD PER PERSON

APPROXIMATELY 2PM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDSMU) OR 6PM IN MELBOURNE (OXDSUM)

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++ Helicopter ride over Uluru ++ Quad biking in Kings Canyon

FINISH

S TA R T 16

$

MEET AT 6.30AM IN MELBOURNE (OXDSMU) OR 7AM IN ALICE SPRINGS (OXDSUM)

G= Guaranteed Departure

2018/19

TOP OPTIONALS

START

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TRIP CODE: OXDSUM EX. ALICE SPRINGS

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

FINISH

2018/19

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

This is a sector of the 20 Day Outback Adventure trip. See p.34 or visit our website.

WANT MORE FROM YOUR TRIP? Then we suggest rounding off your adventure with the awesome 14 Day East Coast Beachin' (p.30). Just book your own flights to keep the good times rolling!

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 50 S P E $1 P E R R PE


14 D A Y | E A S T C O A S T B E A C H I N '

EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

30

SYDNEY

CAIRNS

23

MEALS

2

STATES

WI-FI

'This is an amazing trip where I made long-lasting memories and wonderful friends.' - Ashlyn

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: CRESCENT HEAD, CAIRNS, GREAT BARRIER REEF, BYRON BAY

DAY 3 BYRON BAY. Awww, yeah – you’ve got a free day to do your own thing! Anti McDonald's and anti anything mass produced but pro juice bars, beer gardens and beards, it’s no wonder Byron Bay is a traveller’s hotspot. Also, Chris Hemsworth has a house here. Eeeek! Optionals on the menu today? Surfing, stand up paddle boarding and skydiving. (B)

YOUR ROUTE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

Cairns

2

Magnetic

1 Island Airlie Beach

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing)

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

Noosa

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

NEW SOUTH WALES

Coffs Harbour

Hunter Valley

2 Byron Bay

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head START/FINISH

Sydney

DAY 1 SYDNEY TO SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD VIA HUNTER VALLEY. Set the tone for this authentic Aussie adventure by crossing the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge en route to the surfing haven of Crescent Head. But first up, we’ve got a spot of wine tasting and grape stomping in the beautiful Hunter Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for the cheeky kangaroos that hang around the vines here, and leave enough space in your backpack for a bottle of wine or two... (D)

DAY 2 SURF CAMP, CRESCENT HEAD TO BYRON BAY. Wake up, grab breakfast and get ready to hit the waves with an included surf lesson today. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, your instructors will give you some top tips that’ll have you surfing like a local in no time. Tear yourself away from the big blue as our road trip continues with a stop by the Big Banana statue in Coffs Harbour. Then: say hello to Byron Bay with an included orientation tour. Here you can burn incense, sip chai, practice yoga and go on an epic night out all in the space of 24 hours. Oh, and the beaches here are gorgeous. (B,L)

DAY 4 BYRON BAY TO BRISBANE VIA THE GOLD COAST. Leave Byron behind you as we head to Brisbane. But first up is the famous Surfers Paradise and an Aboriginal Cultural experience (with song, dance and storytelling). Once in Brisbane, there’s an orientation tour to get your bearings. Then, the night is yours. (B) DAY 5 BRISBANE TO FRASER ISLAND VIA NOOSA. On our way to Fraser Island, we’ll swing by Noosa for a tour and a walk in Noosa National Park. Ten points if you spot a koala! There are also hidden natural pools around here, so bring your swimmers in case you have time for a quick dip. (B,D) DAY 6 FRASER ISLAND. It’ll be love at first sight as you hit up the peaceful Eli Creek, the Maheno Shipwreck, the crystal-clear Lake McKenzie and much more on Fraser Island. Keep an eye out for those dingos... (B,L) DAY 7 FRASER ISLAND TO MYELLA FARM. Wave goodbye to the coast this morning as our journey continues to the stunning landscape, wildlife and country hospitality of Myella Farm: a working cattle station and our unique home for the next two nights. (B,D) DAY 8 MYELLA FARM. Embrace your inner jackaroo (or jillaroo) and get amongst farm life during your time here. You could always go all out and opt in to explore the farm on horseback too. Giddy-up! (B,L,D) DAY 9 MYELLA FARM TO THE WHITSUNDAYS (SAILING). Been on a private yacht before? You will today as you sail the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Sounds good, huh? (B,D)


EXPLORER - AUSTRALIA

31

TRIP CODE: OXISSC EX. SYDNEY S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

2018/19 11

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18 5

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DAY 10 THE WHITSUNDAYS TO AIRLIE BEACH. Shorten that bucket list with a visit to Whitehaven Beach. Today’s all about swimming and sunbathing. Grab a last pic of paradise before we head back to Airlie Beach tonight. The nightlife here is a backpacker’s dream. Get amongst it and celebrate with your travel mates. (B,L) DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. Hop on a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island (cue pretty views en route). Relax, recharge and take it easy in a hammock of your choice. Or, seek out hidden beaches, hikes and swim out for a snorkel. This place is awesome. (B,D) DAY 12 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Before leaving, we’ve got a visit to a wildlife park lined up for you. Get ready for snakes, birds and koalas. Then: gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns has got adventure for days. Take a stroll around. The night is yours to get out and experience some of the East Coast’s best nightlife. (B) DAY 13 CAIRNS. You’ve got two days to play with in Cairns. Start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip. Snorkel or scuba dive this world-famous reef and see what all the fuss is about. You might see turtles, reef sharks and Nemo! This place is special, trust us. There’s also bungy jumping if you’re game (optional). (B) DAY 14 CAIRNS. After breakfast, say bye to your trip mates. But with so much more on offer in and around Cairns, we won’t blame you for sticking around. (B)

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: MYELLA FARM, WHITSUNDAYS, FRASER ISLAND, PIZZA

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

Surf lesson in Crescent Head Visit Byron Bay Visit Noosa Visit Fraser Island (including Lake McKenzie) Sail the Whitsunday Islands Visit Whitehaven Beach Visit Magnetic Island

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

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

Skydiving in Byron Bay Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour Stand up paddle boarding in Byron Bay Horse riding at Myella Farm Great Barrier Reef day trip Bungy jumping in Cairns

START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY (OXISSC)

9AM IN CAIRNS (OXISCS) + BungyORjumping in Cairns FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 2PM IN CAIRNS (OXISSC) OR 6PM IN SYDNEY (OXISCS)

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

WANT MORE FROM YOUR TRIP? This trip can be combined with the 5 Day Rock 'N' Canyon (p.23), 11 Day Rock 'N' Top (p.28), or 14 Day Down South & Outback (p.29). Wanna check out New Zealand? Then we suggest rounding off your adventure with the awesome 19 Day Grand Kiwi (p.46). Just book your own flight from Australia to New Zealand and keep the good times rolling!

TRIP CODE: OXISCS EX. CAIRNS S TA R T

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2499 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2749 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $550 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $260 Single: $600

14 DAYS FROM

2499

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 79 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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HOSTEL PLUS - AUSTRALIA

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SYDNEY

CAIRNS

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: GOLD COAST, FRASER ISLAND, GREAT BARRIER REEF, BYRON BAY

DAY 5 BYRON BAY TO GOLD COAST. Bye-bye Byron, we’re off to Surfers Paradise to swoon over the pro surfers. This place warrants its name, trust us! (B)

YOUR ROUTE

DAY 6 GOLD COAST TO RAINBOW BEACH VIA BRISBANE. Next up: the laidback awesomeness that is Rainbow Beach. Channel those chilled out vibes and practise your best yoga poses on the golden sands, go for a dip or simply bask in the sun like a beached mermaid/man. This is the life. (B)

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1 Fraser Island 1 Rainbow Beach Brisbane

1 Gold Coast 2 Byron Bay Camp 2 Surf Spot X

NEW SOUTH WALES

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DAY 1 SYDNEY TO 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 SPOT X 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 2 SPOT X. Ready for a day of surf camp? Slap on that sunscreen and take to the water – 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. You’ve got lots of optional activities to choose from today. Refine your newfound skills on a surf lesson in the popular breaks at Byron, take to the air and skydive over the stunning shoreline, or shorten that bucket list of yours and head out on a kayak in search of dolphins. Eek! (B)

DAY 7 RAINBOW BEACH TO FRASER ISLAND. We’re off to Fraser Island today. Spend some time hanging out at the beach or opt in for an awesome 4x4 expedish ticking off the likes of Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek. Expect crystal clear waters and more fun than you can shake a snorkel at. (B) DAY 8 FRASER ISLAND TO EMU PARK. First things first: shake the sand out of everything you own. Then, it’s 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 9 EMU PARK TO AIRLIE BEACH. Ready for another dose of picture-perfect beaches? We thought so. Opt in for a jet ski ride, or hop on an optional day trip to the stunning Whitsunday Islands for snorkelling, exploring, plenty of tanning time and pictures that’ll make your friends shout ‘Photoshop!’. (B) DAY 10 AIRLIE BEACH. Another day in paradise. Swim, laze, tan, repeat. You could get used to this. (B) DAY 11 AIRLIE BEACH. Hit up the esplanade and go people watching, or assume your favourite sunbathing position on the sand. Whatever you do, it’s your last full day in Airlie Beach, so make it count! (B) DAY 12 AIRLIE BEACH TO MAGNETIC ISLAND. A short ferry ride from Townsville and we’re on Magnetic Island. #islandlife awaits. Let’s go! (B)


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SPOT X, BYRON BAY, FRASER ISLAND, SYDNEY

DAY 13 MAGNETIC ISLAND. With secluded bays, cute villages and snorkelling opportunities for days, Magnetic Island was made for exploring. Wanna get your heart pumping? Take a hike – and keep an eye out for wild koalas while you’re at it. For more wildlife, head to Geoffrey Bay and say hello to the resident wallabies. (B) DAY 14 MAGNETIC ISLAND TO CAIRNS. Farewell, Magnetic Island! We’re getting a wriggle on and heading for Cairns today. (B) DAY 15 CAIRNS. Wanna see turtles, reef sharks, rays and more? Then don’t miss the optional excursion to dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef today! Other optionals include skydiving, bungy jumping, Minjin Jungle Swinging and jungle surfing. Pluck up the courage and go for it. (B) DAY 16 CAIRNS. After one last breakfast, it’s time to say your goodbyes to the crew. Is it ever too early to start planning the next adventure? Hint: nope! (B) Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.

SPOT X

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

Surf lesson at Spot X Visit Surfers Paradise Stay overnight on Fraser Island Visit Magnetic Island

TRIP CODE: OECVSC S TA R T

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

15 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 13 nights in hostels, 2 nights in motels Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi Magnetic Island Hopper Pass Awesome Topdeck Crew

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

Bungy jumping Minjin Jungle Swinging Jungle surfing Great Barrier Reef day trip Full day Fraser Island 4x4 experience

START MEET AT 7.30AM IN SYDNEY FINISH APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CAIRNS

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16 DAYS FROM

1999

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USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 25 S P E $1 P E R R PE


20 D A Y | O U T B A C K A D V E N T U R E

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: KATHERINE GORGE, ULURU, COONAWARRA WINERY, GREAT OCEAN ROAD

DAY 5 ADELAIDE. With heaps of hip-as-you-like bars, a pretty darn awesome live music scene and a generous helping of church spires to explore, your day in Adelaide is likely to pass by in a flash. (B)

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2 National

DAY 6 ADELAIDE TO FLINDERS RANGES. On our way to the Flinders Ranges, we'll stop off 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. Mountains? Yep. Gorges? Uh-huh. Creeks? You betcha. Rivers? Why, of course! Flinders Ranges National Park has EVERYTHING. (B,L,D)

Tennant Creek 1

2 Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

DAY 8 FLINDERS RANGES TO COOBER PEDY. Today we’ll embark on a gem of an opal mine tour and pay a visit to a kangaroo orphanage. Prepare for cuteness overload! (B,D)

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DAY 9 COOBER PEDY TO ALICE SPRINGS. We’ll cross Moon Plain on our way to Alice Springs (just remember to close the gate on 5,614 km of dingo fence on your way out). (B)

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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 2 PORT CAMPBELL TO GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK. Today we’ll explore the 167,000 hectares of the Grampians and the Loch Ard Gorge. Also: a boomerang painting session. (B,D)

VICTORIA START/FINISH

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

DAY 3 GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK TO MT GAMBIER. Tonight you’ll sleep in the Old Mount Gambier Gaol. But first, we’ll pay a visit to the largest waterfall in Victoria – MacKenzie Falls. (B) DAY 4 MT 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 10 ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. Today it's off to Uluru for a guided walking tour and a glass of bubbles at sunset. Tonight, it’s BBQ time. (B,D) DAY 11 ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK. What’s more amazing than sunset at Uluru? Yep, you guessed it – sunrise. Later, get your adventure on with an optional helicopter ride, camel ride or segway tour. (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. Zip up tight! (B,D) 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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'My Trip Leader was very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the trip and made new friends. Outback Adventure: would do it again.' - Heather

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ULURU, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK, LAKE HART, MACKENZIE FALLS

DAY 14 ALICE SPRINGS. Sleep in this morning, you’ve got a free day to do your own thing. (B) DAY 15 ALICE SPRINGS TO TENNANT CREEK. Up and onwards to Tennant Creek! If you’re in the mood for a brewski, we have a treat in store: a visit to the legendary Daly Waters pub. (B,D) DAY 16 TENNANT CREEK TO KATHERINE. Kick off those shoes and prepare to get unexpectedly competitive as we play a game of lawn bowls in Katherine, home to the famous Nitmiluk National Park. (B,D) DAY 17 KATHERINE 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. Keep your eyes peeled for crocs as we get a fascinating insight into Aboriginal culture cruising the East Alligator River. (B) DAY 19 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK TO LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK. Next up: Litchfield National Park. Prepare to be wowed – today we’ll be checking out some ah-mazing Aboriginal Rock Art. (B) DAY 20 LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK TO DARWIN. After stops at the stunning Florence Falls and the ancient rock pools of Buley Rock Hole, we’ll share a farewell lunch together al fresco. When we get to Darwin, it’s Splitsville – unless you wanna stick around? (B,L)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Drive along the Great Ocean Road and see 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 ++ Visit the Flinders Ranges ++ Stay underground in Coober Pedy ++ Visit a kangaroo orphanage in Coober Pedy ++ Experience sunset and sunrise over Uluru ++ Walk the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta ++ Guided hike of Kings Canyon ++ Visit Aboriginal Rock Art sites in Kakadu National Park ++ Visit Litchfield National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D) ++ 7 nights in hostels, 2 nights in motels, 9 nights in hotels, 1 night in a swag ++ National Park entrance fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Helicopter ride over Uluru ++ Kakadu scenic flight ++ Quad biking in Kings Canyon START

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

FINISH

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

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $3399 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $3799 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $420 Single: $1180 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $510 Single: $1260

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3399

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USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

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NEW ZEALAND

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LAKE OHAU LODGE, LAKE OHAU

With plenty of free time to explore each destination thoroughly, these itineraries let you travel through New Zealand in depth. Ready to channel your inner explorer?

ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS/LODGES/CABINS CQ HOTEL, WELLINGTON

TRIP LENGTH 5-19 DAYS

ROOM TYPES

MULTI-SHARE/SINGLE/ T WIN/DOUBLE

MARAE STAY, ROTORUA


NEW ZEALAND

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7 DAY | SKI NEW ZEALAND

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9 DAY | CITY TO CITY

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11 DAY | PURE ADRENALIN

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16 DAY | KIWI ENCOUNTER

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19 DAY | GRAND KIWI

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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. Piece together your favourite itineraries, build your own custom New Zealand road trip, meet more like-minded travellers... it's your trip, your way. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

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This is a sector of the 16 Day Kiwi Encounter trip. See p.44 or visit our website.

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY) VIA WAITOMO. On our way to Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves. Take on the optionals and go exploring this otherworldly attraction. It’s awesome, trust us. Maori legends and mythology have been passed down for thousands of years. You have one night in a meeting house to soak in as much as you can! After learning some Haka moves and checking out the ladies’ Poi dance, it’s time to tuck into a traditional Maori dinner. (D) DAY 2 ROTORUA. While you're here, you could head to the spa for a massage, jump into Tolkien's dreams at the Hobbiton movie set, or roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball (all optional). When in New Zealand! (B) DAY 3 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Crank the heat up to the max – today we’re off to check out the geothermal activity in Rotorua on an included tour. Enjoy a traditional Hāngi lunch – a meal cooked in an underground oven pit. Then, after taking a look at some Kiwi birds, we’ll make tracks to the epic Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble of the falls before you see them). Finally, we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo before settling in at our accommodation near Tongariro National Park. (B,L,D) DAY 4 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing sure lives up to its reputation – and you’ll get the chance to complete it today (optional and weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is so worth the sore legs the next day. Look at you adventuring like a pro! (B) DAY 5 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. We’ll hit up Wellington on our final day together. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go exploring. Our top tips? The incredible Te Papa Museum and the pretty botanical gardens. Don’t miss the nightlife here either. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, what better way to end the trip than with a night out? (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Stay overnight in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Take part in a Haka and Poi class ++ Visit Tongariro National Park including Emerald Lakes and mud pools ++ Visit Huka Falls ++ Visit Lake Taupo

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

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Visit the Hobbiton movie set ++ Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKAW) OR 7AM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKWA)

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 5.30PM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKAW) OR 5PM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKWA)

2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $699 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $799 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $70 Single: $190 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $80 Single: $200

5 DAYS FROM

699

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).


7 DAY | SOUTHERN EXPLORER CHRISTCHURCH

9

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EXPLORER - NEW ZEALAND

CHRISTCHURCH

39

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YOUR ROUTE

Hokitika START/FINISH

Christchurch Fox Glacier 1

MoreleaFarm

1 Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

'Excellent trip stopping by all the key areas of New Zealand's stunning South Island. Beautiful scenery!' - Tom

TRIP CODE: NXGKCC S TA R T

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FOX GLACIER, MORELEA FARM

DAY 1 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. The Canterbury Plains make for pretty window views today – but we’ll be in mountain territory in no time! We’ll make a pit stop by the stunning Lake Matheson en route to Fox Glacier. Fingers crossed for good weather so you can see New Zealand’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in the mirror-like lake. (D) DAY 2 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up New Zealand's most famous glacier with an optional guided terminal face walk or heli-hike. Then, we’ll journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea as we roll into Queenstown. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then be free! The nightlife here is unreal. Trust us. (B) DAY 3 QUEENSTOWN. Queenstown has sooo many adrenalin-fuelled activities. You could try bungy jumping, a canyon swing, skydiving, hiking or the skyline gondola. Hungry after all of that adventuring? Don’t miss Fergburger, Queenstown’s famous burger joint. The queues are worth it. (B) DAY 4 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND. It’s time for the main event! We’re headed to the unbelievable beauty of New Zealand’s southwestern fjords for a cruise through Milford Sound. This place comes complete with thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs that’ll blow your mind. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident seals and dolphins too (cute). (B,L) DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN. Sign up for a jet boat ride or some rafting (both optional). For dinner, why not try the yummy pizzas at Winnie’s before a final night out on the town? Let’s gooo! (B) DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU VIA ARROWTOWN. Hop on a bike and ride past mountains, lakes and rivers in Arrowtown. The 80 m suspension bridge here is pretty cool too. (B,D) DAY 7 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MORELEA FARM. It may be our last day, but there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a visit to a real working farm. We’ll tuck into afternoon tea with the owners before moving on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B)

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

Visit Lake Matheson Stay in the Fox Glacier region Cruise Milford Sound Mountain bike in Arrowtown

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 2 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in motels, 1 night in a lodge, 1 night in a hostel ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-hike at Fox Glacier ++ Adrenalin activities in Queenstown including skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating and rafting START

MEET AT 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH

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7 DAY | SKI NEW ZEAL AND

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DAY 1 QUEENSTOWN. A ski trip to New Zealand is always a good idea. Our base for the week is super close to all of the action in Queenstown – and with Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps to keep you company, don’t say we don’t spoil you! We’ve also got your lift passes and transport cards sorted for the week. This arvo, we’ll go on a walking tour of Queenstown before getting to know the crew over dinner. (D) DAY 2 QUEENSTOWN. Put that four-day Queenstown Superpass to good use and head up to Coronet Peak. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, ask the crew for the best trails for you then go carve your way down the mountain. You can lock in some lessons too if you like. Refuel at a café for lunch before an afternoon of skiing. Still finding your ski legs? Practice makes perfect. You’ll be taking on red runs in no time. You can do it! (B) DAY 3 QUEENSTOWN. Want a break from ski life today? Then take the option to head out on a Milford Sound day trip. This place comes complete with thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs that’ll blow your mind. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident seals and dolphins too (cute). Wanna hit the slopes again instead? Hit up The Remarkables ski area and test out your skills. Lessons are available again today, no matter what level you are. Later: why not organise a soak at the Onsen Hot Pools to rest those aching muscles? Just the ticket after all of that adventuring... (B) DAY 4 QUEENSTOWN. Another day, another chance to flaunt your ski moves. Ready to shreddy? (B) DAY 5 QUEENSTOWN. You could change scenery and try the Cardrona Ski Mountain trails today (optional). Snowsports are hard work, so we’ve got dinner sorted for you tonight. You’re welcome! (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Four-day Queenstown Superpass

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) 6 nights in motels Four-day return ski field transport Topdeck Ski Guide

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Cruise Milford Sound ++ Adrenalin activities in Queenstown including skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating and rafting START

MEET AT 1PM IN QUEENSTOWN

FINISH APPROXIMATELY 10.30AM IN QUEENSTOWN

DAY 6 QUEENSTOWN. Head up to the mountain in the afternoon for twilight skiing with DJs and bars for a backdrop. The party life of Queenstown is all yours tonight! Plus, who needs a kebab in the early hours when there’s the famous grub from Fergburger to try? The queues are worth it, trust us. (B) DAY 7 QUEENSTOWN. We’re off after breakfast – it's been sweet as, bro. See you 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. Opt in for lessons if you need them.

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DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. Seeing over 140 islands might take a while, so hop on the optional ‘Rock the Boat’ island tour to take in as much as you can. DAY 2 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. What’s it going to be today? Stick to the water and opt in for a kayak adventure at Haruru Falls or set your sights high and go skydiving. Later, we're having a Kiwi fave for dinner. (B,D) DAY 3 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND. Today, we’ll make two pit stops: first at the pretty Whangarei Falls, then at Mt Eden for a view of the city from the top of a volcano. Pretty cool, huh? (B) DAY 4 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY) VIA WAITOMO. On our way to Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves. Take on the optionals and go exploring this otherworldly attraction. It’s awesome, trust us. Maori legends and mythology have been passed down for thousands of years. You have one night in a meeting house to soak in as much as you can! After learning some Haka moves and checking out the ladies’ Poi dance, it’s time to tuck into a traditional Maori dinner. (B,D) DAY 5 ROTORUA. While you're in Rotorua, you could head to the spa for a massage, jump into Tolkien's dreams at the Hobbiton movie set, or roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball (all optional). When in New Zealand! (B) DAY 6 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Crank the heat up to the max – today we’re off to check out the geothermal activity in Rotorua on an included tour. Enjoy a traditional Hāngi lunch – a meal cooked in an underground oven pit. Then, after taking a look at some Kiwi birds, we’ll make tracks to the epic Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble of the falls before you see them). Finally, we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo before settling in at our accommodation near Tongariro National Park. (B,L,D) DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world,

ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit Whangarei Falls ++ Take part in a Haka and Poi class ++ Visit Tongariro National Park including Emerald Lakes and mud pools ++ Visit Huka Falls ++ Visit Lake Taupo

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights in hotels, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ ++ ++ ++

‘Rock The Boat’ overnight cruise Whitewater rafting in Rotorua Visit the Hobbiton movie set Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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you’ll get the chance to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing today (optional and weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is so worth the sore legs the next day. Look at you adventuring like a pro! (B)

DAY 8 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Next up: Wellington. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go exploring. Our top tips? The incredible Te Papa Museum and the pretty botanical gardens. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, what better way to end the trip than with a night out? (B)

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1249 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $1349 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $120 Single: $380 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $200 Single: $440

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USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY) VIA WAITOMO. On our way to Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves. Take on the optionals and go exploring this otherworldly attraction. It’s awesome, trust us. Maori legends and mythology have been passed down for thousands of years. You have one night in a meeting house to soak in as much as you can! After learning some Haka moves and checking out the ladies’ Poi dance, it’s time to tuck into a traditional Maori dinner. (D) DAY 2 ROTORUA. While you're in Rotorua, you could head to the spa for a massage, jump into Tolkien's dreams at the Hobbiton movie set, or roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball (all optional). When in New Zealand! (B) DAY 3 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Today we’re off to check out the geothermal activity in Rotorua on an included tour. Enjoy a traditional Hāngi lunch – a meal cooked in an underground oven pit. Then, after taking a look at some Kiwi birds, we’ll make tracks to the epic Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble of the falls before you see them). Finally, we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo. (B,L,D) DAY 4 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, you’ll get the chance to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing today (optional and weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is so worth the sore legs the next day. Look at you adventuring like a pro! (B) DAY 5 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Next up: Wellington. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go exploring. Our top tips? The incredible Te Papa Museum and the pretty botanical gardens. (B)

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DAY 6 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Today we’ll cross the Cook Strait by ferry and sail to Nelson through the blue waters of Marlborough Sound. (B,D) DAY 7 NELSON. Explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park by boat, walking track,

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

Take part in a Haka and Poi class Visit Huka Falls Visit Lake Taupo Wine tasting in Marlborough

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights in hotels, 2 nights in lodges, 1 night in a cabin, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing ++ Whale watching in Kaikoura ++ Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura START

MEET AT 7.30AM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKAK) OR 7AM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKKA)

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ocean kayak, or see it all from above with a skydive. This is a real South Island gem. (B)

DAY 8 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Get your clink on today with a stop by a Marlborough winery for a tasting. Then, try to spot a New Zealand fur seal or two in Kaikoura. (B) DAY 9 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. There’s optional whale watching and dolphin swimming today. Then: after an orientation tour in Christchurch, it’s time to say goodbye. Round two? (B) This is a sector of the 16 Day Kiwi Encounter trip. See p.44 or visit our website.


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

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DAY 1 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Today we’ll cross the Cook Strait by ferry and sail to Nelson through the blue waters of Marlborough Sound. (D) DAY 2 NELSON. Explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park by boat, walking tracks or kayak – or see it all from above with a skydive. (B) DAY 3 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Get your clink on today with a stop by a Marlborough winery for a tasting of the sweet stuff. (B) DAY 4 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. There’s optional whale watching and dolphin swimming today. Then: an orientation tour in Christchurch. (B) DAY 5 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. We’ll make a pit stop by the stunning Lake Matheson en route to Fox Glacier. Fingers crossed for good weather so you can see the mirror-like lake! (B,D) DAY 6 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up New Zealand's most famous glacier with an optional guided terminal face walk or helihike. Then, we roll into Queenstown. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then be free! (B) DAY 7 QUEENSTOWN. Queenstown has sooo many adrenalin-fuelled activities to try. Question is, how many can you fit into your time here? (B) DAY 8 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND. It’s time for the main event! Expect thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs that’ll blow your mind as we cruise Milford Sound. (B,L) DAY 9 QUEENSTOWN. Our hot tip for your last day here? Sign up for a jet boat ride or some rafting (both optional). (B) DAY 10 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU VIA ARROWTOWN. Hop on a bike and ride past

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ON THE BUCKET LIST (INCLUDED) ++ Visit Lake Matheson ++ Cruise Milford Sound ++ Mountain bike in Arrowtown

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 1 night in a hotel, 1 night in a hostel, 4 nights in motels, 3 nights in lodges, 1 night in a cabin ++ Cook Strait ferry crossing ++ Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi ++ Awesome Topdeck Crew

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Whale watching in Kaikoura ++ Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura ++ Adrenalin activities in Queenstown including skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating and rafting START

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

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKWC) OR 5PM IN WELLINGTON (NXGKCW)

mountains, lakes and rivers in Arrowtown. The 80 m suspension bridge here is pretty cool too. (B,D)

DAY 11 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MORELEA FARM. It may be our last day, but there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a visit to a real working farm. We’ll tuck into afternoon tea with the owners before moving on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B) This is a sector of the 16 Day Kiwi Encounter trip. See p.44 or visit our website.

TRIP CODE: NXGKCW EX. CHRISTCHURCH S TA R T

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $1549 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $1899 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $160 Single: $530 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $300 Single: $650

11 DAYS FROM

1549

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 41 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: QUEENSTOWN, QUEENSTOWN, ROTORUA, MILFORD SOUND

YOUR ROUTE START/FINISH

Auckland Marae Stay 1 1 Rotorua

Waitomo

Tongariro National 2 Park

Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND Hokitika Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

Morelea Farm

Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

1 Christchurch

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY) VIA WAITOMO. On our way to Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves. Take on the optionals and go exploring this otherworldly attraction. It’s awesome, trust us. Maori legends and mythology have been passed down for thousands of years. You have one night in a meeting house to soak in as much as you can! After learning some Haka moves and checking out the ladies’ Poi dance, it’s time to tuck into a traditional Maori dinner. (D)

DAY 2 ROTORUA. While you're in Rotorua, you could head to the spa for a massage, jump into Tolkien's dreams at the Hobbiton movie set, or roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball (all optional). When in New Zealand! (B) DAY 3 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Crank the heat up to the max – today we’re off to check out the geothermal activity in Rotorua on an included tour. Enjoy a traditional Hāngi lunch – a meal cooked in an underground oven pit. Then, after taking a look at some Kiwi birds, we’ll make

tracks to the epic Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble of the falls before you see them). Finally, we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo before settling in at our accommodation near Tongariro National Park. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, you’ll get the chance to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing today (optional and weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is so worth the sore legs the next day. Look at you adventuring like a pro! (B) DAY 5 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Next up: Wellington. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go exploring. Our top tips? The incredible Te Papa Museum and the pretty botanical gardens. Don’t miss the nightlife here either. With more bars and restaurants per capita than New York, there’s no excuse not to hit the town with the crew tonight. (B) DAY 6 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Today we’ll cross the Cook Strait by ferry and sail into the blue waters of Marlborough Sound. Hop off in Picton and find out why this region has become so famous for its wine (and scenery). (B,D) DAY 7 NELSON. Explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park by boat, take to the walking tracks, paddle along the shoreline in ocean kayaks, or see it all from above with a skydive. This is a real South Island gem, so get amongst it. (B) DAY 8 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Get your clink on today with a stop by a Marlborough winery for a tasting of the sweet stuff. As we carry on down the coast, try to spot a New Zealand fur seal or two in Kaikoura. (B) DAY 9 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. There’s optional whale watching and dolphin swimming today before we leave Kaikoura behind us. Then: after an orientation tour in Christchurch, go check out the city on your own terms. (B)


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'Best trip ever. Couldn't have done it on my own. I would definitely recommend it to anyone else who would like to travel to New Zealand.' - Lewis TRIP CODE: NXGKAC EX. AUCKLAND S TA R T

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DAY 10 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. The Canterbury Plains make for pretty window views today – but we’ll be in mountain territory in no time. We’ll make a pit stop by the stunning Lake Matheson en route to Fox Glacier. Fingers crossed for good weather so you can see New Zealand’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in the mirror-like lake! (B,D) DAY 11 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up New Zealand's most famous glacier with an optional guided terminal face walk or heli-hike. Then, we’ll journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea as we roll into Queenstown. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then be free! The nightlife here is unreal. (B) DAY 12 QUEENSTOWN. Queenstown has sooo many adrenalin-fuelled activities to try. Question is, how many can you fit in to your time here? You could try bungy jumping, a canyon swing, skydiving, hiking or the skyline gondola. Hungry after all of that adventuring? Don’t miss Fergburger, Queenstown’s famous burger joint. The queues are worth it. (B) DAY 13 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND. It’s time for the main event! We’re headed to the unbelievable beauty of New Zealand’s southwestern fjords for a cruise through Milford Sound. This place comes complete with thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs that’ll blow your mind. Keep your eyes peeled for resident seals and dolphins too (cute). (B,L) DAY 14 QUEENSTOWN. Our hot tip for your last day here? Sign up for a jet boat ride or some rafting (both optional). For dinner, why not try the yummy pizzas at Winnie’s before a final night out on the town? Let’s gooo! (B) DAY 15 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU VIA ARROWTOWN. Hop on a bike and ride past mountains, lakes and rivers in Arrowtown. The 80 m suspension bridge here is pretty cool too. (B,D)

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

Take part in a Haka and Poi class Visit Huka Falls Visit Lake Taupo Wine tasting in Marlborough Visit Lake Matheson Stay in the Fox Glacier region Cruise Milford Sound Mountain bike in Arrowtown

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 15 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights in hotels, 4 nights in motels, 3 nights in lodges, 1 night in a cabin, 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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DAY 16 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MORELEA FARM. It may be our last day, but there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a visit to a real working farm. We’ll tuck into afternoon tea with the owners before moving on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B)

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2299

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura ++ Adrenalin activities in Queenstown including skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating and rafting

SEP

25

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: WHAKAPAPA SKI FIELD, ARROWTOWN, MORELEA FARM, HOBBITON

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2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2499 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $220 Single: $760 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $360 Single: $790

16 DAYS FROM

2299

$

USD PER PERSON All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 44 S P E $1 P E R R PE


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

EXPLORER - NEW ZEALAND

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CHRISTCHURCH

26

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WI-FI

'Such a beautiful country and the Grand Kiwi lets you see and experience little bits of everything. Well worth it!' - Nicole

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ROTORUA, KAIKOURA, QUEENSTOWN, MIRROR LAKES

YOUR ROUTE

2 Bay of Islands

START/FINISH

1 Waitomo

Auckland Marae Stay 1 1 Rotorua

Tongariro National 2 Park

Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND

Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura

Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

Morelea Farm

START/FINISH

1 Christchurch

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

DAY 1 AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. Seeing over 140 islands might take a while, so hop on the optional ‘Rock the Boat’ island tour to take in as much as you can. DAY 2 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS. What’s it going to be today? Stick to the water and opt in for a kayak adventure at Haruru Falls or set your sights high and go skydiving. We’re having a Kiwi fave for dinner – just the ticket after all of that excitement. (B,D)

in as much as you can! After learning some Haka moves and checking out the ladies’ Poi dance, it’s time to tuck into a traditional Maori dinner. (B,D)

DAY 5 ROTORUA. While you're in Rotorua, you could head to the spa for a massage, jump into Tolkien's dreams at the Hobbiton movie set, or roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball (all optional). When in New Zealand! (B) DAY 6 ROTORUA TO TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Today we’re off to check out the geothermal activity in Rotorua on an included tour. Enjoy a traditional Hāngi lunch – a meal cooked in an underground oven pit. Then, after taking a look at some Kiwi birds, we’ll make tracks to the epic Huka Falls (you’ll hear the rumble of the falls before you see them). Finally, we’ll swing by beautiful Lake Taupo. (B,L,D) DAY 7 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK. Known as one of the best one-day hikes in the world, you’ll get the chance to complete the Tongariro Alpine Crossing today (optional and weather dependent). With three volcanic peaks dominating the horizon and terrain that’ll make you feel like you’re on Mars, this hike is so worth the sore legs the next day. (B) DAY 8 TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON. Next up: Wellington. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then go exploring. Our top tips? The incredible Te Papa Museum and the pretty botanical gardens. Don’t miss the nightlife here either. (B)

DAY 3 PAIHIA, BAY OF ISLANDS TO AUCKLAND. Tear yourself away from the beautiful Bay of Islands. We’ll make two pit stops: first at the pretty Whangarei Falls, then at Mt Eden for a view of the city from the top of a volcano. Pretty cool, huh? (B) DAY 4 AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA (MARAE STAY) VIA WAITOMO. On our way to Rotorua we’ll swing by the Waitomo Caves. Take on the optionals and go exploring this otherworldly attraction. It’s awesome, trust us. Maori legends and mythology have been passed down for thousands of years. You have one night in a meeting house to soak

DAY 9 WELLINGTON TO NELSON. Today we’ll cross the Cook Strait by ferry and sail into the blue waters of Marlborough Sound. (B,D) DAY 10 NELSON. Explore the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park by boat, walking track, kayak, or see it all from above with a skydive. This is a real South Island gem, so get amongst it. (B) DAY 11 NELSON TO KAIKOURA. Get your clink on today with a stop by a Marlborough winery for a tasting of the sweet stuff. As we


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ARROWTOWN, ARROWTOWN, BAY OF ISLANDS, LAKE PUKAKI

carry on down the coast, try to spot a New Zealand fur seal or two in Kaikoura. (B)

DAY 12 KAIKOURA TO CHRISTCHURCH. There’s optional whale watching and dolphin swimming today. Then: after an orientation tour in Christchurch, the city is yours to wander. (B) DAY 13 CHRISTCHURCH TO FOX GLACIER. We’ll make a pit stop by the stunning Lake Matheson en route to Fox Glacier. Fingers crossed for good weather so you can see New Zealand’s two tallest mountain peaks reflected in the mirror-like lake! (B,D) DAY 14 FOX GLACIER TO QUEENSTOWN. Hit up New Zealand's most famous glacier with an optional guided terminal face walk or heli-hike. Then, we’ll journey past Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea as we roll into Queenstown. Get your bearings on an orientation tour, then be free! The nightlife here is unreal. (B) DAY 15 QUEENSTOWN. Queenstown has sooo many adrenalin-fuelled activities to try. Question is, how many can you fit in to your time here? You could try bungy jumping, a canyon swing, skydiving, hiking or the skyline gondola. Hungry after all of that adventuring? Don’t miss Fergburger, Queenstown’s famous burger joint. The queues are worth it. (B) DAY 16 QUEENSTOWN INCLUDING MILFORD SOUND. We’re headed to the unbelievable beauty of New Zealand’s southwestern fjords for a cruise through Milford Sound. This place comes complete with thundering waterfalls and towering cliffs that’ll blow your mind. Keep your eyes peeled for resident seals and dolphins too (cute). (B,L) DAY 17 QUEENSTOWN. Our hot tip for your last day here? Sign up for a jet boat ride or some rafting (both optional). For dinner, why not try the yummy pizzas at Winnie’s before a final night out on the town? Let’s gooo! (B) DAY 18 QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE OHAU VIA ARROWTOWN. Hop on a bike and ride past mountains, lakes and rivers in Arrowtown. (B,D)

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

Take part in a Haka and Poi class Visit Huka Falls Visit Lake Taupo Wine tasting in Marlborough Visit Lake Matheson Stay in the Fox Glacier region Cruise Milford Sound Mountain bike in Arrowtown

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2018/19 TRIP PRICE OF $2599 2019/20 TRIP PRICE OF $2799 Price based on USD Per Person multi-share *Price subject to change within 42 days of departure Supplements from an extra: 2018/19 - Twin/Double: $310 Single: $910 2019/20 - Twin/Double: $420 Single: $880

19 DAYS FROM

2599

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$

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 6PM IN CHRISTCHURCH (NXGKBC) OR 5PM IN AUCKLAND (NXGKCB)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 19 LAKE OHAU TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA MORELEA FARM. It may be our last day, but there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a visit to a real working farm. We’ll tuck into afternoon tea with the owners before moving on to Christchurch to say our goodbyes. (B)

G

FINISH

21

NOV

Visit the Hobbiton movie set Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Whale watching in Kaikoura Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura Heli-hike at Fox Glacier Adrenalin activities in Queenstown including skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating and rafting

G

TRIP CODE: NXGKCB EX. CHRISTCHURCH

3

++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

G

All items listed in the ‘Bucket List’ and ‘More Inclusions’ are included in the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional and may cost extra (but are too awesome to miss out).

M RO Y F SD N A D U O R 37 S P E $1 P E R R PE


48 SHORT BREAKS

SHORT BREAKS PRE AND POST ACCOMMODATION. ARRIVE EARLY. STAY LATE.

BRISBANE

T WIN FROM

59

$

SYDNEY

SINGLE FROM

$

T WIN FROM

118

58

$

SINGLE FROM

114

$

USD PER PERSON FOR 2019

USD PER PERSON FOR 2019

DORM FROM

41

$

CAIRNS

T WIN FROM

72

$

SINGLE FROM

126

$

USD PER PERSON FOR 2019

DORM FROM

$

32

CHRISTCHURCH

AUCKLAND

T WIN FROM

$

85

SINGLE FROM

148

$

USD PER PERSON FOR 2019

T WIN FROM

47

$

SINGLE FROM

$

92

USD PER PERSON FOR 2019


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

Friends

49

5% off if you pay in full more than six months prior to departure date. 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 of the trip to qualify. 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 passengers must be booked prior to the departure date of the first trip to qualify for discount. Discount applies to additional trips booked & is applied to the trip with the lowest trip 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, short breaks, stopovers, 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

Rolling Deposit

$200 per person, payable at the time of booking, for all other trips 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) Deposit (cancellations)

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%

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 August 2018

Your contract will be with us as tour operator, unless you have booked a Locally Operated Trip, in which case your contract for tour services will be with the relevant Local Operator specified in the reference table above and will be subject to that Local Operator's terms and conditions, in addition to the booking conditions set out below. For any Locally Operated Trip, the Local Operator will also 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 all booking conditions carefully. You must not make any booking unless you understand and agree with these booking conditions and any additional terms and conditions as indicated above and/or at the time of booking. Bookings can be made through your local travel agent or directly with us and must be secured with a deposit of the amount shown above. A contract between you and us (or between you and the relevant Local Operator) 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. 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 (note: for Asia trips, only two applicable and valid discounts can be combined to a maximum discount of 10% off the trip price). After you have booked, changes to (i) the price of fuel; (ii) the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports; and (iii) exchange rates, mean that the price of your trip may change. There will be no change within 20 days of your departure. We will absorb any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your trip. However, we may charge you for the amount over and above that. If this results in an increase equivalent to more than 8% of the price of your trip, you will have the option of accepting a change to another trip (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Should the price of your trip go down due to the cost changes mentioned above, then any refund due will be paid to you. We will deduct from this refund our administrative expenses incurred. Please note that trips arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your trip due to contractual and other protection in place. 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. You may make a request to transfer your booking to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip. A transfer request must be made in writing not less than 7 days prior to departure and must include proof of acceptance of the transfer by the new traveller. Both you and the new traveller will remain jointly liable and responsible for the additional costs involved, which will include our Booking Transfer Administration Fee as well as any other applicable travel service provider’s charges. Please note that some airlines may refuse such requests and treat the transfer as a cancellation and rebooking. 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. In the event of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances we may be required to cancel or materially modify your trip. In these booking conditions "unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances" means a situation beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken (including, but not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbances, industrial dispute, terrorist activity

and its consequences, natural or other disaster (such as volcanic ash or hurricanes), nuclear incident, fire, adverse weather conditions (actual or threatened, including snow and fog), closed or congested airports or ports, unavoidable technical problems with transport, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, changes to immigration, labour and free-movement laws resulting from BREXIT, rescheduling of aircraft or boats and similar events). If this happens we will offer you a refund of all money paid or, if available, alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). 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.

DIETARY, HEALTH AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

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.

You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of our representative, 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.

We 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 trip will be refunded and no further compensation will be paid. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR TOPDECK OPERATED TRIPS If the trip does not materially comply with the description in the brochure, we may compensate you to a maximum value equal to the price of the trip. We will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment. We will not be liable where any failure in the performance or provision of your trip is due to: (i) your acts or omissions or the acts or omissions of another member in your group; (ii) any third party not connected with the provision of your travel arrangements or (iii) unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. Our liability will in all cases be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to relevant international conventions, including the Carriage by Air Conventions (within the meaning given in section 1(5) of the Carriage by Air Act 1961), the Athens Convention of 1974 on the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea and the Convention of 1980 concerning International Carriage by Rail. 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 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 Local 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 these and all other terms and conditions, including any conditions of carriage and limitations of liability imposed by the Local Operator. Your legal rights in connection with such trips are solely 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 we 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 which for whatever reason are not used by you once the trip has departed. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS Neither we nor our employees, agents and contractors make any 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 may be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. We do 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. We act only as their agent. We accept no liability for any act or omission of any operator or operator’s employees, agents or sub-contractors or any losses (whether direct or indirect and howsoever caused) arising therefrom.

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. Walking is a fundamental part of our trips and many of our trips may not be suitable for people with reduced mobility. 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. YOUR LIABILITY TO US

You agree to indemnify us in full against all losses (direct and indirect and howsoever caused) arising from any 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 us 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 us 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 we reasonably consider should be a party to the action. You must co-operate fully with us should we or our insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to us. 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. TRAVEL ADVICE We recommend that you visit your government's travel advice website prior to the commencement of travel. In the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issues travel advice and warnings at fco.gov.uk. The Australian government provides an equivalent service at smartraveller.gov.au. COMPLAINTS In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by us, 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 us 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, our 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). Personal information may also be provided to public authorities such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by law. SMOKING We enforce 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 our future 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 We will endeavor to deliver Wi-Fi connection as stated on relevant trips to the best of our ability. This service is subject to availability and may not be available on some peak season departures or in the event of technical issues.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Topdeck's Details


MAPS

50

4 DAY ULTIMATE SURFARI OXISSB/OXISBS

5 DAY ROCK 'N' CANYON OXRCUU

SYDNEY

ALICE SPRINGS

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

BRISBANE

P.22

QUEENSLAND

ALICE SPRINGS

START/FINISH

Brisbane

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Gold Coast

2 Byron Bay

Coffs Harbour

NEW SOUTH WALES

Kings Canyon

Surf Camp

1 Crescent Head

Hunter Valley

Kata Tjuta

CAIRNS

9 DAY OUTBACK GEM OXDSAU/OXDSUA

Reef P.24 Great Barrier ADELAIDE

ALICE SPRINGS

P.25

10 DAY TROPICAL ADVENTURE OXISBC/OXISCB BRISBANE

CAIRNS

P.26

GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

2 1

Kata Tjuta

START/FINISH

2

2

TERRITORY

1

Uluru

Magnetic Island

START/FINISH

Cairns

1 Alice Springs 1 NORTHERN

Kings Canyon 1

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Cairns

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

HOSTEL PLUS

6 DAY TROPICAL SUNTANNER OXISWC/OXISCW

START/FINISH

1

2

Sydney

AIRLIE BEACH

1

Uluru

START/FINISH

EXPLORER

P.23

1

Airlie Beach

1 Coober Pedy

1

Airlie Beach

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Whitsundays (Sailing)

Flinders

2 Ranges

QUEENSLAND

Magnetic Island

1

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing)

Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island Noosa

QUEENSLAND

START/FINISH

Brisbane START/FINISH

Adelaide

11 DAY EAST COAST CRUISIN'OXISSW/OXISWS

11 DAY ROCK 'N' TOP OXRTUD/OXRTDU

14 DAY EAST COAST BEACHIN'OXISSC/OXISCS

SYDNEY

ALICE SPRINGS

SYDNEY

AIRLIE BEACH

P.27 GREAT BARRIER REEF

START/FINISH

Airlie 1 Beach

DARWIN

P.28

P.30

START/FINISH

Darwin Litchfield National Park 1

1

Kakadu

2 National Park

The Whitsundays (Sailing)

1 Katherine START/FINISH

Cairns

QUEENSLAND Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

Hunter Valley

Magnetic

Airlie Beach

2 Byron Bay Kings Canyon 1

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head

Kata Tjuta

2

Sydney

Myella Farm 2

2 Fraser Island

Noosa

ALICE SPRINGS

1 Brisbane Gold Coast

P.29

NEW SOUTH WALES

NORTHERN TERRITORY Kings Canyon 1 Kata Tjuta

1 The Whitsundays (Sailing)

QUEENSLAND

2

14 DAY DOWN SOUTH & OUTBACK OXDSMU/OXDSUM MELBOURNE

1

START/FINISH

Alice Springs

Uluru

START/FINISH

GREAT BARRIER REEF

1 Island

Tennant Creek 1

1 Brisbane Gold Coast Coffs Harbour

2

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Noosa

NEW SOUTH WALES

CAIRNS

1 Alice 1 Springs

START/FINISH

Coffs Harbour

Hunter Valley

2

2 Byron Bay

Camp 1 Surf Crescent Head START/FINISH

Sydney

Uluru

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1 Coober Pedy Flinders

2 Ranges

Adelaide 2 Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

VICTORIA

1 Grampians National Park

Port Campbell 1

START/FINISH

Melbourne Great Ocean Road


20 DAY OUTBACK ADVENTURE OXOAMD/OXOADM

5 DAY SWEET AS NORTH NXGKAW/NXGKWA

SYDNEY

MELBOURNE

AUCKLAND

CAIRNS

P.32

DARWIN

P.34

WELLINGTON

P.38

START/FINISH

FINISH

Cairns

Waitomo

START/FINISH

Darwin Litchfield National Park 1

2

Kakadu

Tongariro National 2 Park

2 National Park

1 Katherine

2 Magnetic Island

Auckland Marae Stay 1 1 Rotorua Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Airlie Beach

Tennant Creek 1 START/FINISH

Wellington

Emu Park 1

QUEENSLAND

2 Alice 1 Springs

Kings Canyon 1

1 Fraser Island 1 Rainbow Beach

Kata Tjuta

2 Uluru

7 DAY SOUTHERN EXPLORER NXGKCC

Brisbane

1 Gold Coast 2 Byron Bay

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CHRISTCHURCH

1 Coober Pedy

P.39

Flinders

2 Ranges

Camp 2 Surf Spot X

Hokitika

Adelaide 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

CHRISTCHURCH

Grampians National Park

Coonawarra Winery Mt Gambier 1

START

Sydney

Port Campbell 1

START/FINISH

Christchurch

VICTORIA

1

Fox Glacier 1

START/FINISH

Melbourne Great Ocean Road

MoreleaFarm

1 Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

7 DAY SKI NEW ZEALAND NANSQQ

8 DAY NORTHERN EXPLORER NXGKBW/NXGKWB

9 DAY CITY TO CITY NXGKAK/NXGKKA

QUEENSTOWN

AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND

QUEENSTOWN

P.40

WELLINGTON

P.41

CHRISTCHURCH

P.42

2 Bay of Islands

Coronet Peak

6

Queenstown

1

Waitomo Tongariro National 2 Park

The Remarkables

1

Waitomo

START/FINISH

Auckland Marae Stay

1 START/FINISH

START/FINISH

Auckland Marae Stay Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Rotorua Nelson 2

Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

SOUTH ISLAND

1 Rotorua

Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura

START/FINISH

START/FINISH

Wellington

Christchurch

11 DAY PURE ADRENALIN NXGKWC/NXGKCW

16 DAY KIWI ENCOUNTER NXGKAC/NXGKCA

19 DAY GRAND KIWI NXGKBC/NXGKCB

WELLINGTON

AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND

CHRISTCHURCH

P.43

CHRISTCHURCH

P.44

CHRISTCHURCH

P.46 2 Bay of Islands

START/FINISH

Auckland Marae Stay 1 1 Rotorua

NORTH ISLAND START/FINISH

Nelson 2 Hokitika Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

Morelea Farm

Waitomo

Wellington

Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Kaikoura Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND

START/FINISH

1 Christchurch

Hokitika

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

SOUTH ISLAND

Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

Morelea Farm

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

START/FINISH

1

Lake Taupo

Waitomo

NORTH ISLAND

Tongariro National 2 Park

1 Wellington

Nelson 2

SOUTH ISLAND

1 Kaikoura START/FINISH

1 Christchurch

Auckland Marae Stay 1 1 Rotorua Lake Taupo

NORTH ISLAND

1 Wellington 1 Kaikoura

Fox Glacier 1 Milford Sound

Morelea Farm

1 Lake Ohau 4 Queenstown

Mirror Lakes

START/FINISH

1 Christchurch

51 MAPS

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