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26\World Heritage Sites.2\Ways to Go.

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Australia &

New Zealand

Inc. Diving, Sailing &

Ski options 2011\12

Legendary

for a reason\


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Meet Contiki

Experience Australia

& New Zealand

For travellers like you

Only Contiki

Meet the team & low cost air

Festivals & events & getting around

Compare Contiki

Savings & Deals

Contiki Loves...

Contiki online

It’s your Australia

Accommodation & Food

Includes more

Explore more

Aussie Explorer

24/25 days from A$3675

Reefs & Rainforests

16 days from A$2255

Beaches & Reefs

14 days from A$2019

Cairns Sunshine Trail

12 days from A$1695

Coast & Whitsundays

11 days from A$1675

Island & Rainforest

9 days from A$1419

Magical Tropics

7 days from A$1019

Rainforest Adventure

3 days from A$415

City to Surf

5 days from A$789

Contiki’s dive packages

3/5 days from A$619

Sydney New Year

4 days A$1225

Sydney Explorer

4 days A$285

Whitsundays Sailing

2 days from A$280

Territory & Outback

11 days from A$1499

Alice & Kakadu

6 days from A$925

Alice & Uluru

5 days from A$789

It’s your New Zealand

Accommodation & Food

Includes more

Explore more

Grand Explorer

13/15 days from A$1725

Grand Adventurer

11/13 days from A$1455

Northern Highlights

6/8 days from A$725

Scenic Southern

7/8 days from A$885

Bay of Islands

3 days from A$285

Sun & Steam

5 days from A$619

Ski New Zealand

7 days from A$1195

Auckland Explorer

3 days A$225

Got a question?

Departure Points & Stay Longer

Booking conditions

How to book

Life changing experiences from A$95 per day.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

KATA TJUTA

LITCHFIELD N.P

KINGS CANYON

DARWIN

KAKADU N.P

KATHERINE

MATARANKA

DALY WATERS

DEVILS MARBLES

WYCLIFFE WELL

NORTHERN TERRITORY

SIMPSONS GAP

ULURU

Great

Australian

Bight

TENNANT CREEK

TI TREE

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Gulf of

Carpentaria

ALICE SPRINGS

MOSSMAN

GORGE PORT DOUGLAS

QUEENSLAND

CAPE TRIBULATION

TULLY

SHUTE HARBOUR

CAIRNS

TOWNSVILLE

AIRLIE BEACH

CATTLE

STATION

MACKAY

COFFS HARBOUR

NEW SOUTH WALES

PORT MACQUARIE

VICTORIA

TASMANIA

Great Barrier Reef

CAPRICORN

COAST

FRASER ISLAND

SURFERS PARADISE

WHITSUNDAYS

(DAYDREAM ISLAND)

BYRON BAY

SYDNEY

Tasman Sea

Coral Sea

NOOSA

BRISBANE

CURRUMBIN


MILFORD SOUND

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER

HAAST PASS

QUEENSTOWN

HOKITIKA

Meet\

Contiki\

LAKE TEKAPO

LAKE OHAU

TASMAN SEA

DUNEDIN

NINETY MILE

BEACH

ARTHUR’S

PASS

AUCKLAND

WAITOMO CAVES

PICTON

SOUTH ISLAND

PACIFIC OCEAN

COOK STRAIT

KAIKOURA COAST

CHRISTCHURCH

BAY OF ISLANDS

RUSSELL

PARRY KAURI PARK

HUKA FALLS

TAUPO

NORTH ISLAND

TONGARIRO N.P

WELLINGTON

ROTORUA

“ We’re all travellers who are as passionate

about seeing the world as you are.”

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For us, travelling is all about discovering amazing

places with a bunch of like-minded people & having

a great time doing it. Our aim? To make your trip a

life changing adventure. A trip where you discover

awe-inspiring places & make life-long friends. A trip

fi lled with mind-blowing experiences & unforgettable

memories. A trip packed full of local culture, cool

places & great people. A trip that really will change

your view on the world.

We’re the original travel company for 18-35s - we’ve

been travelling the world with people like you since

‘62. The old Combi vans have long since been

replaced by state-of-the-art coaches, but we haven’t

lost our spirit of adventure. While other companies

have come & gone over the years, the legendary

Contiki experience lives on - we’re all travellers who

are as passionate about seeing the world as you are.

We want to make the world a better place by

bringing people together from around the globe.

We’re also committed to sustainable tourism,

whether it is through our efforts to protect the world’s

oceans, our commitment to low-carbon transport or

our other initiatives. See p.12 for more.

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a fi rst timer, with

a group or going solo (about half our travellers are)

one thing’s for certain - our know-how means you will

experience more with less hassle. We include heaps

of extras from amazing accommodation & authentic

local food, to sights, fantastic optional activities & great

tour guides. We’ll fast track you to all the best bits of Oz

& NZ - all you need to do to share the good times is

get in touch with us or your travel agent.

There’s a whole wide world to

explore. Come see it with us.

Meet us & other Contiki travellers online:

contiki.com.au/community

facebook.com/contikiaustralia

twitter.com/contikiaus

youtube.com/contikiholidays


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You only know

when you go...

We travel for the moments.

Some moments are awe

inspiring - they make your jaw

drop, your eyes widen & your

heart beat faster. Like seeing the

amazing colours of Uluru change

at sunset, getting up close to

ancient Aboriginal Rock Art in

Kakadu or taking the leap on a

bungy jump in Queenstown.

Others are a little more low key,

like strolling the white sands of

Whitehaven Beach or cruising

the spectacular fiords of the

Milford Sound. A holiday in Oz

& NZ is truly exceptional - the

distinctive & varied landscapes,

the unique local cultures that are

ready to be shared & the classic

local characters you’ll meet along

the way. It’s about widening your

perspective & experiencing new

cultures that have a profound

impact on your life. And ok, maybe

it’s a little bit about the bragging

rights back home as well...

See contiki.com.au/australia

& contiki.com.au/newzealand

Unique Landscapes\

Delicious Food\

Diverse Cultures\

Great People\

Cool Adventures\

Experience Australia

& New Zealand\

Swing from a bungy in Queenstown\taste a ‘Hangi’ in

Rotorua\go quad biking in the Outback\experience

sunrise over Alice Springs from a hot air balloon\see

ancient Aboriginal art in Kakadu\climb the Harbour

Bridge & see the Opera House in Sydney\learn to surf

in Coffs Harbour\climb the heights of Kings Canyon\sail

the stunning Whitsunday Islands\get a birds eye view

on a scenic flight over Mt Cook\drink Champagne

at sunset in Uluru\hike the South Island glaciers\try

‘bushtucker’ in Alice Springs\ski or board the slopes

in Queenstown and many more…


Go Contiki\

Contiki & UNESCO’s

World Heritage sites

Most Contiki tours visit World Heritage sites,

so look for the World Heritage symbol on the

tour pages or fi nd out more at:

contiki.com.au/worldheritagelist.

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For travellers

like you\

We know that some of the best experiences

you can have on the road are not just about

the places, but about the people you share

them with too. Contiki began as a bunch of

friends discovering Europe together. Sharing

the good times with like-minded people is

still at the heart of everything we do today.

Whether you are an experienced traveller or a fi rst time

explorer, with a little or a lot of time, we have trips to suit all

tastes & budgets. Not sure where to start? The Tour Genius

on the Contiki website will give you some inspiration. See

contiki.com.au/genius for more.

On top of all this we can save you time & money.

Researching a trip can be fun, but time consuming. Our

expertise means that we can get better rates on everything

from accommodation to white water rafting, plus priority

access at many of Australia & New Zealand’s top attractions.

Throw our super-effi cient on road team into the mix & you

really are set for the travel experience of a lifetime.

Going solo?

While the majority of our travellers set out solo, one thing is

for sure - you never fi nish a Contiki trip without new friends.

Because more than half our travellers go it alone, you

are guaranteed to link up with young (18-35 is all we do),

adventurous & like-minded travel mates. We don’t charge

single supplements for solo travellers. We’ll match you up

with a same-sex room-mate, or you can always opt for the

privacy of your own room for a little extra.

First big trip?

Your fi rst big trip away can be a bit daunting, even if you’ve

travelled a lot before. That’s where Contiki steps in. From the

moment you decide to go, we’re here to help. How do I

get a passport? What visas might I need? What do I pack?

Give us a call, drop us an email or get online - we’ll answer

your questions & give you lots of essential travel tips & advice

so you’re ready to start your adventure.

You’ll also receive an exclusive Contiki-only Travellers

Guide fi lled with loads of essential pre-trip info, tips on the

destinations you’re headed to, ideas on what to pack, other

cool ideas for your free time, plus lots more.

Check out our

TOUR

GENIUS

contiki.com.au/genius


Knows Oz & NZ better

We’ve been doing what we do longer than

anyone else, no one knows Australia & New

Zealand like us. Our experience means that you

get the most amazing, authentic, life changing

experiences for 18-35s.

Includes more

More sights, more activities, more free time,

more definite departures & more amazing

accommodation plus a host of exclusive

experiences that you only get with Contiki.

The bottom line? Go Contiki—you’ll get more

than going any other way.

More diversity

Only\

Contiki\

Our diverse range of trips means we have a

tour with your name on it. Whether you’re

looking for a long trip or quick get-away, if

you’re a first timer or a seasoned traveller,

going solo or with a group, you will find your

perfect trip with Contiki.

Legendary

for a reason.

More free time

Extraordinary service

Our Tour Managers manage all the details

(not you!) so you’ll get the most from your trip.

You’ll have loads of free time to explore on your

own if you want. We’ve also organised a whole

load of amazing optional activities for you

to try if you choose & we’ve got you the best

rates available.

What does all this add up to? The most

amazing travel experience, tailored

specifically for you.

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Our team are the best trained & the most

committed to delivering amazing experiences,

especially for 18-35s. When it comes to crew,

we lead.

Amazing accommodation

Only Contiki includes some amazing places to

stay & some overnight experiences that are

genuinely unique. Experience great overnights,

like our Whitsundays resort, our hotel with

spectacular views of Lake Wakitipu in

Queenstown & authentic Special Stay

experiences like our farmstay or sleeping under

the stars snuggled up in a comfy swag.

Exceptional eats

The experience of a lifetime

Wherever you travel you can expect some

delicious places to really indulge. In Aussie,

get into some local tastes like crocodile, maybe

some kangaroo & let’s not forget, the Aussie

favourite – vegemite toast for breakfast! In

New Zealand, start the day with some delicious

breakfasts & finish it off some great meals like

dinner at one of Queenstown’s hotspots & an

authentic Maori Hangi meal complete with

succulent chicken, lamb & a delectable

selection of fresh vegetables. Get ready for

some culinary delights!


Meet the team\

The Contiki Difference\

What’s better than going to Oz & NZ? Having

someone on hand to make sure you have a good

time, that’s what. Our team’s sole purpose is to

make your trip the time of your life.

With our Tour Managers & Tour Drivers at the ready, there’s always a

reliable friend at hand to show you the sights, cool local places &

make everything easy.

Your dedicated Tour Manager is like an on-road guide book.

They’re not just passionate travellers, they’re professionals too.

We’ve plucked the best of the bunch & sent them on a training trip

(the best in the industry) to be able to make the cut on our tours. In

fact, we’ve written the book on training. That means they’ve done

the hard yards, are packed full of knowledge & they’re ready to

share it all with you. They take care of all the details so everything

runs smoothly & will organise a sightseeing tour or orientation walk

in every place that you stop.

Your trusty Tour Drivers are the same, they’ve trained hard to make

sure they’ll get you where you need to go without any hassle. You

can sit back & relax knowing that choosing to go Contiki means

reading a map & fi nding the hotel is never your problem.

We lead, the others follow.

One-stop for your

airfare & tour\

We can make booking your tour even easier.

Contiki can make your fl ight arrangements from

almost anywhere in Australia.

Best prices

We offer you the best airfare we have

available to suit your Contiki tour on the day

you book. There are excellent prices for

scheduled flights on some of the world’s top

airlines including great domestic and

Trans-Tasman fares to link your Oz & NZ trips.

Lots of choice

We work with a range of major airline partners

to make sure we can offer you the best

available airfares & flight departure times to

suit you. Our partners operate out of most

Australian ports.

Conditions:

Contiki endeavours to offer the best airfare available

at the time of booking.

All airfares are subjective to availability.

* As long as you are booking outside of 45 days

& air has not been ticketed.

** Fuel surcharges & taxes on airfare are not

guaranteed until full payment for flights

are received.

Great service

Contiki’s specialist agents do the hard work for

you to make sure your tour & flights work in

together – too easy.

Complete fl exibility

Contiki has a 7 day grace period where you

can make as many amendments as you

need, free of charge. We’ll also customise

your itinerary to meet your travel needs*.

Flexible payment conditions are a huge

bonus – reserve your flight now & pay later

when you pay for your tour**.

Meet

the team

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Onboard

POWER

POINTS

guaranteed to keep

you charged

01 Chill on your comfy Contiki coach

02 Ferry crossing through the

stunning Marlborough Sounds

03 Kakadu Crocodile Cruise

04 Your yacht in The Whitsundays

Getting around\

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When you’re travelling with Contiki it’s not just

about travelling on a coach - you’ll see

Australia & New Zealand from all kinds of

angles. We mix it up with included fl ights,

ferries & boat rides too.

Travelling on our Contiki coaches is more than just a

way to get around - it’s a social event. You’re never

short of mates to hang out with - it’s a great place

to check out the views, listen to music or curl up in

your comfy reclining seat & chill. We’re always

stopping at great spots on the trip, many of which

you’d miss if you travelled any other way.

You can charge your phone, camera or iPod on

board too, plus these plush, air-con coaches are

environmentally friendly. See p.12 for more. What’s

even better about our coaches is that they’re easy

& hassle free. We get you where you need to be,

drop you right at your door & unload your bags so

you can hit the ground running.

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Great value\

Compare Contiki

When you travel with Contiki you see more, get more & save more too.

The result? You can do even more cool stuff. We’ve compared a typical

day travelling on your own to a day on Contiki.

You can’t do all we do for cheaper, see for yourself.

Breakfast NZ$17

.00 A$17 .50 A$21 .40

Sightseeing

Accommodation

1 night (avg. price of

budget hotel/hostel)

Day travel pass

Dinner

(2 courses & a glass of wine,

beer or soft drink)

Transport

Youth bus pass

Total cost

when travelling

without Contiki (converted to A$)

You save with

Contiki

Auckland

New Zealand

Fully cooked breakfast

at Stone Oven

NZ$35

.00 A$66 .00 A$35 .00

Explorer bus pass

(not including entry

to attractions)

NZ$80

.00 A$125 .00 A$80 .00

At Mercure Auckland

Hotel (twin-share

including breakfast)

NZ$13

Scrambled eggs, toast,

coffee & juice at

Adria Café

AAT Kings Sydney

afternoon city sights

& Bondi tour

At BASE Backpackers

Sydney (double room

with en-suite)

Fully cooked breakfast,

coffee & juice at

Pancakes in Paradise

Super Duck land + water

city sightseeing tour of

the canals

At Sleeping Inn (twinshare

with ensuite)

.00 A$20 .00 A$19 .60

Bus/train Cityrail bus/train/ferry

travel day pass

Translink Multi zone day

travel pass

NZ$44

.00 A$25 .00 A$33 .80

At Wildfire Restaurant,

(2 courses - all you

can eat)

Sydney

Australia

At Una’s Restaurant

(2 courses)

Gold Coast

Australia

At George’s Paragon

Seafood Restaurant

NZ$54

.00 A$18 .00 A$18 .00

Based on Flexipass bus

pass (30 hr pass averaging

5 hrs/day on travel days)

Based on Greyhound Pass

(Sydney-Cairns valid 90

days, travelling 20 days)

Based on Greyhound Pass

(Sydney-Cairns valid 90

days, travelling 20 days)

A$ 184 \day A$ 271 \day A$ 207 \day

Australia or

New Zealand from A$ 95 \day*

* Prices & exchange rates validated at 4th February, 2011 at the locations stated. Actual costs may change without notice. Sightseeing cost comparison is based on similar activities of what’s

included in a Contiki tour price. Contiki pricing based on 3 day Bay of Islands tour p.56.

See opposite

for savings &

Deals\


Pay Early\Save More

Save up to A$379* on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you

leave, or save up to A$189* on your tour if you book & pay 6 months before you leave.

See the tour page to find out your pay early discount.

* Pay Early Savings of A$379 & A$189 based on 25 Day Aussie Explorer p.20-21.

2 or

More

More\Save

Book 2 Contiki tours (of 10 days or more) at the same time. Save A$100 on your total

booking. You can pick any Contiki tour as your second (or third !) – continue your

holiday in Australia or New Zealand or consider Europe, North America or Asia.

Book with Mates\Save More

4 OR MORE Everyone saves 5%

7 OR MORE Everyone saves 7.5%

10 OR MORE Everyone saves 10% or invite an 11th person for free!

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land tour price (ie: not flights). You can combine group

discounts, multi tour discounts & early payment discounts on tours of 8 days or longer.

Flexibility\Save More

You could save up to A$150 when you take a Contiki Australia or New Zealand

tour with a different departure city (travel on one of the itineraries shown in reverse

order). In Australia, this option is available for itineraries that start from the northern

cities of Darwin, Cairns & The Whitsundays. Or in New Zealand, from Christchurch.

Itineraries that can be done in reverse are marked on the relevant tour pages.

Ask your travel agent or Contiki specialist for more information on how

you can save.

Gold Seal Protection

Our Gold Seal means that if you cancel your tour before you leave home, we

won’t charge you a cent. And if you’re ill or have to leave the trip early for

personal reasons, Gold Seal will refund you A$40 for each day that you miss &

will cover your air ticket costs. See more on p.61

Travelling again?\Save More

with our past

traveller discount

Planning your next Contiki adventure? We love our past travellers coming

back for another awesome adventure, so if you book another one of our

trips (anywhere we travel!) we’ll hook you up with an extra 5% discount.

Plus, we’ll hook you up when you travel with our sister companies too. Easy.

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Deals\

Savings &


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Contiki

helping

protect our

Our Foundation. We’re

founding partners of the

non-profi t The Travel Corporation

Conservation Foundation.

Our Foundation has committed over US$2

million to help underprivileged communities &

support sustainable tourism around the world. It’s

part of its commitment to preserving our planet

for generations to come (so far, the Foundation

has helped protect 3 million hectares of forest

in Brazil, supported the World Wildlife Fund’s work

with indigenous sustainable tourism in Australia,

plus much more).

What’s more, we’re committed to continuing with

this support for sustainable tourism for years to

come. We’re the primary sponsors of The Tourism

for Tomorrow Awards – encouraging tourism

operators to develop & share sustainable tourism

practices around the world.

For the full story & more detail about the

projects we’ve done & our plans for the future

visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel

Taking care of the environment doesn’t need to

stop when you travel – you can help look out for

the planet wherever you are. Stuff like re-using

your drink bottle, using less packaging, recycling

or simply turning off your TV are all really simple

ways we can all help to lessen our environmental

impact. For some tips & hints about what you

can do visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel

Learn more at:

www.thetravelcorporation.com/

foundation

Our coaches. We want you to

see the world. But we also want

to look after it.

Compared to cars, planes & trains, coaches

have the lowest carbon emissions. Coach is by

far the most carbon effi cient way to travel. Our

modern, air-conditioned coaches are some of

the best in Australia & New Zealand. We make

sure our coaches are effi cient & exceed strict

emission regulations.

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint even

more, you’ll fi nd links on our website to offset.

For more see: contiki.com.au/responsibletravel

Oceans\

Covering 71% of the globe, oceans control our

climate, drive our economies and contain essential

sources of protein for nearly half the world’s

population. But with less than 1% of oceans under

legal protected status, they’re not immune to

human infl uence where precious marine ecosystems

are being harmed or destroyed completely.

Contiki is actively supporting projects involved in the

critical task of marine protection. From supporting

young environmentalists in their hands-on work

protecting the world’s second largest barrier reef

via the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership program,

to backing Oceana’s valuable research work in the

Mediterranean, Contiki is doing their part in helping

protect our oceans.

Recycling. This brochure you’re

holding in your hot little hands

is not only fi lled with awesome

trips & cool stuff to do, it’s also

good for the planet.

At Contiki we’re committed to using 100%

recycled paper for our brochure pages, 95% of

which is post consumer waste (that’s litter to you &

me). In simple terms, between Contiki & our Travel

Corporation sister companies we’re saving over

70,609 trees* a year.

Using recycled paper means we’re using less

trees, sending less waste to landfi lls & consuming

20% less energy refi ning the fi ber to make the

paper. The paper is multi-forest certifi ed – with the

seal of approval from the FSC (Forest Stewardship

Council) & a Blue Angel Certifi cation too. Plus,

the paper making process used to produce our

paper is chlorine free, meaning less dioxins are

released into our waterways.

On top of all this a super effi cient fi ltration process

means the paper mill returns the water back to

the environment cleaner than when it came in.

For more ways that we’re helping to look after our

planet visit contiki.com.au/responsibletravel

* Calculations provided by the Environmental Defense Fund


So much more at

contiki.com.au

Whatever you are looking for, your search

starts at contiki.com.au

Looking for the trip of a lifetime? Get more

details on our Australia & New Zealand tours &

destinations, or use our great trip finder &

search tools to find the holiday of your dreams.

Our tour pages have in-depth itinerary

information, interactive maps for a more

detailed view of the tour route & list all the

definite departures (we are constantly adding

more dates every week). Not sure where to start

or what tour to choose? Get inspiration from

the Tour Genius on the Contiki homepage.

Already booked with Contiki? Use our

website to fi nd out all the essential travel info

& link up with your trip mates in the Contiki

Community. You can also check-in online,

& fi nd out what special perks you get when

you join our loyalty program.

Get involved now at

contiki.com.au

Get

connected

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Get advice, meet your trip mates, or become a fan!

Join the Contiki Community online & connect with

your tour mates before you jet off. Or meet & chat

with our super-knowledgeable Contiki crew & past

travellers for lots of handy travelling tips.

Get answers to the big questions (like backpack or

suitcase & how much money to take) & the small

ones too (like finding the best seafood restaurant in

Sydney). Jump in to the conversation, start your own or

have a read of what others have posted.

You’ll also find tons of great advice & articles in

Contikipedia too. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter,

remember to follow us for the latest fun & offers.

Join in at

contiki.com.au/community

Or follow us at:

facebook.com/contikiaustralia

twitter.com/contikiaus

youtube.com/contikiholidays

It pays to

go Contiki

Once you’re booked in, you’ll get access to

Contiki’s loyalty program...

Sign up as soon as you get your booking details &

see what exclusive discounts & extra cool deals we’ve

served up for you. It could be any number of treats from

savings on fashion, travel guides & luggage, to exclusive

offers for Contiki passengers.

Find out more at contiki.com.au/perks

Online

check-in

Booked your tour?

Check in online before you go - it’ll take you less than 5

minutes & you can skip the paperwork when you start

your tour. Plus, you’ll also have access to your essential

tour info on your Contiki profile.

To find out more go to contiki.com.au/checkin


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Do it your way\

No matter what kind of Aussie holiday or experience you’re

after, or the amount of time you’ve got, there’s a Contiki

adventure with your name on it. With 16 great tours to choose

from, there’s always going to be something to suit. Want to see the

Top End, the Red Centre, the beaches, the cities? Or simply want

to see it all? We’ve got a range of start & end point options, so you

can choose where your tour starts & lots of departure dates, giving

you even more flexibility to see exactly what you want, in

the timeframe you’ve got.

Do more for less\

It’s all about you\

More free time\

The real Australia\

We all travel for different reasons, so even with

all that we plan we still make sure there’s plenty

of “you time”. Whether you use it to explore for

yourself or just to relax, you get free time every

day. If you are looking for some inspirational

things to do, we’ve a range of Optional Activities

to help you get the most out of your trip.

See p.18-19 for more info.

Amazing places

to stay\

It’s your

Australia\

It’s Australia’s diversity that makes it so exceptional, & Contiki is no different.

And because we’ve been on the road since ’62 we have perfected

the art of travel for 18-35s.

From your Tour Manager & Tour Driver to our Customer Service Team,

everyone at Contiki has one single focus - to make your trip the

experience of a lifetime. We’re all passionate travellers who live &

breathe Australia, so we know how to bring it to life for you. As well as

making your trip smooth & hassle free, we have the local knowledge to get

you off the regular tourist trails & inside the real Australia.

Whether it’s taking an eco walk around Fraser Island, meeting indigenous

communities & tasting traditionally cooked kangaroo meat, learning to throw

a boomerang, sipping a drink by Noosa Beach or learning to surf, travelling

with Contiki means you are guaranteed to get more included in your trip. Australia

is a big place, with so much to experience, so we make sure you get to see more

of the best bits & lots of exclusive experiences at no extra cost.

See p.16-17 for more.

We also save you time & money - time because we take the hassle out of getting

around & money because our experience means we can get preferential deals.

You will be hard pressed to do all that we do for less - take a look at p.10 to see

how Contiki stacks up & check our great deals & ways to save on p.11.

Wherever you travel, you want to get the real, local experience

& with Contiki, that’s exactly what you get. The perfect

place to see the incredible landscapes in Kakadu or the

amazing colours & icons of the Red Centre. Surfing the

East Coast beaches with the locals & diving in the Great

Barrier Reef, or that perfect spot to grab a beer with some

real Aussie characters in the Outback. Our team live &

breathe Australia, so they’re perfect for giving you access to

real local experiences.

When you travel with Contiki you’ll experience some amazing places to stay. Think right on the beach, a

Whitsunday Island resort (left), an eco-lodge in the Daintree Rainforest & in the cities it’s central & stylish

hotels. We also mix it up with some cool & unique places to stay too. Like on-board a yacht in the crystal clear

Whitsundays & our Special Stay experiences like a beach-side surf camp, in a comfy swag on Kings Creek

Station & in a traditional stockman’s quarters on a working cattle station. See p.16 for more.


Experience\

Australia\

Sun, surf, sand, stunning landscapes

& un-missable icons...

16\Tours, short breaks & dive trips.

5\World Heritage Sites.

2\Ways to Go.

1\Contiki.

LOADS

OF DEFINITE

DEPARTURES &

MORE ADDED

EVERY WEEK

check contiki.com.au

for more info

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Sleep easy\

Taste

Australia\

Travel is all about exploring & there’s plenty

of places to try some pretty unbeatable

cuisine when you travel with us. We include

breakfast on most days, some lunches & lots

of dinners, but we don’t include every meal

(especially lunches) for a reason. Here’s why.

We keep meal times flexible to give you more

independence & a chance to go local, while

having the flexibility to suit your budget too.

We’ve included some extra special meals, like a

tasty Aussie feast at a surf club in Noosa (with a

Our Aussie accommodation is big on comfort, great locations &

unique experiences. From hotels, resorts (& even boats!) to our

Special Stays, it’s all about exceptional spots to chill out & relax.

Special places to stay

Our Special Stays are as unique as they are diverse. Think toasting some marshmallows by the

fi re then going ‘bush’ as you sleep under the stars in a comfy Kings Canyon ‘swag’, or getting

a taste of the real Outback on our Farmstay experience. You’ll even live the cool surf lifestyle

at our surf camp right by the beach.

Great comfort & top locations

When you stay in the cities or at our Whitsundays Resort, get ready for a taste of luxury.

They’re always comfortable too, with all the facilities you’d expect, like pools, gyms, en-suites,

laundry facilities, fl uffy towels & WiFi, plus loads of activities to keep you entertained.

Going solo?

It’s your choice – you can twin-share with a mate, or opt for the privacy of your own room for

a little extra, it’s up to you. We don’t charge single supplements for solo travellers either – with

quad-share rooms, we’ll mix you up with some same sex room-mates, so it’s no worries.

01

drink!) & a BBQ dinner so you can try some

food in true Aussie style. We’ve included meals

at some local restaurants in the tour price too,

so you can really get a taste for the places you

visit. Think traditionally prepared kangaroo meat

as part of a bushtucker tasting, steak & chips in

the Outback or vegemite toast for breakfast!

No matter what your tastes, you’ll love what we

serve up. And if you have any special dietary

requirements or restrictions just tell your Tour

Manager at the start of your tour.

01 Toasting marshmallows at Kings Creek Station

02 Sleep aboard a yacht in The Whitsundays

03 Relax at Daydream Island Resort, The Whitsundays

02

03

G


Only Contiki...

Includes more\

O

You’ve saved hard & are ready to dive head first into Australia! So to guarantee you get

the most out of your trip, we’ve packed in lots of inclusions. They’re the things you can’t

wait to see like Uluru & the brilliant colours of the Red Centre, the white sand of The

Whitsundays, Aboriginal Rock Art & the cool Sydney icons.

Travelling is about seeing, touching & tasting the places you visit. It’s about getting the

most out of your holiday (& your money), getting up close to Oz’s must-see sights & having

a great time along the way. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to monuments, iconic

must-see sights & some entry fees. Plus, we even get you in faster, so you have more time

to see & discover.

But it’s not just about ‘ticking the box’ when you travel with us. Only Contiki includes a

bunch of exclusive experiences & unique places to stay (plus loads more) so look out

for them beside the map on the tour pages.

And there’s even more value with Contiki - there’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo

& if you want a little privacy then you always have the option of your own room or

twin-share, for a little extra.

We hook you up with some special places to stay too, like an incredible island resort in The

Whitsundays, a stylish hotel in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross & a surf camp right on the

beach in Coffs Harbour, plus loads more.

We include some unique special meals & still give you plenty of time to seek out &

discover the best local cuisine for yourself. It’s about more flexibility, going local &

experiencing some delicious & fresh Aussie flavours for yourself.

ENJOY

LOADS OF

INCLUDED

HIGHLIGHTS

WITH

CONTIKI

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Explore More\

Do more with your free time\

Holidays shouldn’t be about following a rigid

schedule. On our tours, the only things fi xed are

your destinations. Want to go exploring? Want to

chill out, relax & take it easy? It’s up to you.

Free time means time to do free stuff too, like shop,

chill out with your mates & have a beer with the

locals, people watch or simply sit back in the sun &

soak up some rays.

All our trips are planned to ensure you have loads

of free time so you can choose to do what you want.

It’s about fl exibility - while giving you a load of

awesome optional stuff to do too.

As well as all our included highlights & essential

sightseeing – we’ve hand picked heaps of must-do

Explore More optionals, negotiated great prices

& we’ll organise it all for you, so you can get even

more out of your free time. Burn around Kings Creek

Station on a quad bike or on the back of a camel, take

in the views as you skydive over Cairns, reach new

heights on a hot air balloon ride, whitewater raft in

Tully, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or jump on a

jetski as you speed around The Whitsundays.

01

03

01 Quad biking in the Outback

02 Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach

03 Chill out in your free time

NB. It’s important that you check your insurance includes your

participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of

our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore

involve some risk.

02


Go for it & create

your own adventure.

4WD through the Fraser Island rainforest/snorkel or dive on the

Great Barrier Reef/ride around Uluru on a Harley/sea kayaking

safari in Byron Bay/jet skiing in The Whitsundays/climb the

Sydney Harbour Bridge/jet boat ride around Sydney Harbour/

scenic flight over Kakadu/hot air balloon ride over the desert &

Macdonnell Ranges/sunset & champagne at Uluru/guided cruise of

Katherine Gorge/skydive in Cairns/ride a camel in the outback/

zip line through the jungle in Cape Tribulation and many more…

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange

panel on the bottom of every tour page.

For a full list of optional activities

for each tour go to:

contiki.com.au/exploremore

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Aussie

Explorer

25 Days

From A$3825pp*

A$153/day

Domestic flight included

Flight included!

Domestic flight (as marked on the map) is

included in the tour price.

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Only Contiki\ Includes

Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Noosa Surf Club dinner

Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding

Alice Springs Aboriginal Dreamtime ‘Bushtucker’ tour

Alice Springs Reptile Center experience

Visit Royal Flying Doctor Base

Plus\ Special Stays

Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

Kings Creek Station

contiki.com.au/aussie-explorer

Western Australia

LITCHFIELD N.P

KINGS CANYON

THE OLGAS

Great

Australian

Bight

DARWIN

KAKADU N.P

KATHERINE

1

2

1

MATARANKA

DALY WATERS

NORTHERN TERRITORY

SIMPSONS GAP

1

3

2

ULURU

1 TENNANT CREEK

DEVILS MARBLES

WYCLIFFE WELL

South Australia

\

visit contiki.com.au/aussie-explorer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot

dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal)

Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch

The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach &

lunch (weather dependent)

Gulf of

Carpentaria

ALICE SPRINGS

QUEENSLAND

Victoria

3 CAIRNS

TULLY

TOWNSVILLE

SHUTE HARBOUR 3

AIRLIE BEACH

NEW SOUTH WALES

CATTLE

STATION

MACKAY

SURFERS PARADISE

PORT MACQUARIE

Great Barrier Reef

WHITSUNDAYS

(DAYDREAM ISLAND)

1

SYDNEY

Coral Sea

CAPRICORN COAST

1 FRASER ISLAND

1 NOOSA

BRISBANE

2

CURRUMBIN

1 BYRON BAY

1 COFFS HARBOUR

Tasman Sea

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Cairns Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise &

lunch…or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible

Uluru Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru

Alice Springs Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert &

MacDonnell Ranges

5


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf

Village Meet up with your Contiki team &

check out Sydney’s sights before heading

to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour.

Contiki Special Stay (D)

See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour

Bridge & Harbour

Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross

See the historic Macquarie Street area

See the famous ‘Big Banana’

Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay Ride

the waves at our surf lesson before reaching

the cool & alternate beachside town, Byron

Bay. Hostel (B)

Experience the rush of catching your fi rst

wave as you learn to surf

Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy

shops, amazing food & cool night life

Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Catch some fi nal rays before heading to

the beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise.

We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife

Sanctuary where there’s your chance

to get up close to koalas, kangaroos &

wombats. Resort (B)

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Stay at a resort located right by the beach

Day 4: Surfers Paradise Live it up in the

party capital of Australia! Use your free

day to explore - you could skydive, visit

Australia Zoo or simply sit on the beach &

chill. Resort (B)

Relax on Surfers famous beaches

VIP nightclub entry

Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa Explore

the city sights in Brisbane, before we make

our way to the chic beach resort town of

Noosa. Resort (B,D)

Brisbane city tour

Shop for Australia’s national gemstone

– the Opal

See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains

Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island You could

experience the amazing Rainbow Beach

before we reach Fraser Island, a gigantic

800,000 year old sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD

through its rainforests, sandunes & freshwater

lakes. Eco Lodge

Visit the largest sand island in the world

Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

Day 7: Fraser Island to Farmstay Farewell

the lush Fraser Coast as we head through

the Great Dividing Range to Australia’s

cattle country & our overnight experience

at our outback station.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage

character & farming

See the farm & animals on our hay

wagon ride, then try whip cracking!

Day 8: Farmstay to The Whitsundays Head

through sugar cane country on our way

to paradise: 2 days of beachside action,

watersports & good times in the stunning

Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

Stop at Rockhampton

Days 8-10: Sailing

Whitsundays option

Want to get out on the water in

true Whitsundays style? Choose our

Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for

more info & the price panel opposite for

costs. Accommodation on board the

yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

Codes: ex Sydney:EXSX / ex Darwin:EXDX

Days 9-10: The Whitsundays Time to

slow it down, chill out & catch some rays.

You could get your blood pumping with

activities to choose from like jet skiing,

parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or

snorkelling. Resort (B) (B)

Day 11: The Whitsundays to Cairns

Journey to North Queensland, known for

its rainforests & the gateway to the Great

Barrier Reef. Resort (B,D)

Townsville city tour

See Magnetic & Hinchinbrook Islands

Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s

best white water rafting

Days 12-13: Cairns With 2 free days,

experience the best of Cairns. From

shopping, amazing nightlife & adrenalin

activities like rafting, skydiving & the reef,

there’s something for everyone here.

Resort (B) (B)

Day 14: Cairns to Alice Springs Today

it’s a change of scene as we hop on an

included fl ight to Alice Springs where your

‘Territory’ adventure begins! Hotel (B)

Day 15: Alice Springs Explore the unoffi cial

capital, ‘The Alice’, famous for its remote

location, Aussie characters & Aboriginal art.

You can even get up close to native wildlife

at a reptile park. Hotel (B,D)

View the spectacular MacDonnell

ranges from ANZAC Hill

See the stunning Aboriginal site of

Simpsons Gap

Tour the Flying Doctor’s base

Hands-on reptile park experience

Day 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek

Station Visit members of the Walpiri

Aboriginal community, try some ‘bush

tucker’ & learn to throw a boomerang!

Later, it’s on to Kings Creek Station where

we’ll go local & sleep under the stars in a

comfy swag.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost

City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’.

Sleep in a traditional Aussie ‘swag’

Day 17: Kings Creek Station to Uluru We

hit the road & make our way to iconic

Uluru (Ayer’s Rock). Watch the amazing

colours change as you experience this

truly incredible spot. Lodge (B)

Wake up to the smell of fresh cooked

bacon & eggs, just how you like it

See the 700 million year old Mt Conner

& Lake Amadeus

Day 18: Uluru See the sun rise over Uluru,

then there’s your chance to walk around

‘The Rock’ for some close up angles &

stories of this amazing area. Lodge (B)

See Uluru at sunrise

Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre

Hike at ‘Kata-Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

Day 19: Uluru to Alice Springs Say farewell

to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park as we

head back to Alice. Maybe head out on a

quad bike adventure, or chill out pool side

& relax in the sun. Hotel (B)

Indulge in a barbeque ‘Big Brekkie’

Day 20: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

Our journey to the ‘Top End’ begins as we

cross the Tropic of Capricorn en route to

Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D)

Keep your ‘eyes peeled’ for UFO’s at

Wycliffe Well

Visit the ‘Devils Marbles’

Day 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine Stop

& ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub in the

Territory, dip into the Mataranka thermal

pools before reaching the lush river town

of Katherine. Hotel (B)

Swim in the Mataranka Thermal Pools

Day 22: Katherine to Kakadu National Park

Hike, walk, or take a boat trip for an up close

experience with Katherine Gorge. Later, it’s

on to Kakadu via Edith Falls. Hotel (B,D)

Visit the stunning Katherine Gorge

Cool off with a swim at Edith Falls

Day 23: Kakadu National Park You’ll

be amazed by Kakadu & its variety of

landscapes, wildlife & arguably Australia’s

best Aboriginal rock art found at places like

Nourlangie Rock & stunning Ubirr. Hotel (B)

Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art

Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Crocodile & wildlife cruise

Day 24: Kakadu National Park to Darwin

Stop at Litchfi eld National Park for a swim

in Florence Falls & a look at the incredible

termite mounds. Tonight, get a taste of the

party lifestyle in Darwin. Hotel (B)

See the fascinating termite mounds

Swim in the gorgeous Florence Falls

Day 25: Darwin See the sights as you take

a city tour, visit the Darwin Museum & explore

more of the Northern Territory’s capital before

the tour ends. (B)

See the sites of Darwin on our guided

city tour

Whitehaven Beach

When to go and how much

Code: EXSD 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

Darwin Only Sailing

MAR 20 APR 13 3925 4205

APR 17 MAY 11 3925 4205

MAY 15 JUN 8 3925 4205

JUN 12 JUL 6 3925 4205

JUL 10 AUG 3 3825 4105

AUG 7 AUG 31 3825 4105

SEP 4 SEP 28 3825 4105

OCT 2 OCT 26 3825 4105

OCT 30 NOV 23 3825 4105

NOV 27 DEC 21 4019 4299

DEC 25 JAN 18 4019 4299

2012

JAN 22 FEB 15 4019 4299

FEB 19 MAR 14 4019 4299

MAR 18 APR 11 4019 4299

APR 15 MAY 9 3999 4279

MAY 13 JUN 6 3999 4279

JUN 10 JUL 4 3999 4279

JUL 8 AUG 1 3939 4219

AUG 5 AUG 29 3939 4219

SEP 2 SEP 26 3939 4219

SEP 30 OCT 24 3939 4219

Code: EXDS 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Darwin

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

MAR 23 APR 15 3775 4055

APR 20 MAY 13 3775 4055

MAY 18 JUN 10 3775 4055

JUN 15 JUL 8 3775 4055

JUL 13 AUG 5 3675 3955

AUG 10 SEP 2 3675 3955

SEP 7 SEP 30 3675 3955

OCT 5 OCT 28 3675 3955

NOV 2 NOV 25 3869 4149

NOV 30 DEC 23 3869 4149

DEC 28 JAN 20 3869 4149

2012

JAN 25 FEB 17 3869 4149

FEB 22 MAR 16 3869 4149

MAR 21 APR 13 3869 4149

APR 18 MAY 11 3849 4129

MAY 16 JUN 8 3849 4129

JUN 13 JUL 6 3849 4129

JUL 11 AUG 3 3789 4069

AUG 8 AUG 31 3789 4069

SEP 5 SEP 28 3789 4069

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add A$2385/add

A$769 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$2115/add

A$679 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only).

EXSD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm.

EXDS: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

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Australia

East Coast

& N.Territory

Aussie

Explorer

25 Days

What’s included

24 nights multi-share

accommodation:

(23 nights for reverse itinerary)

17 nights in hotels & resorts

2 nights in a lodge

1 night in an eco-lodge

1 night in a hostel

1 night in a surf school village

1 night in a cattle station lodge

1 night on an outback bush camp

in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’

(more on p.16)

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a yacht

(more on p.37)

32 meals:

22 breakfasts (B)

10 dinners (D)

Sailing option - 35 meals:

22 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

11 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Flight from Cairns to Alice Springs

(reverse for EXDS)

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 5

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$379. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$189.

See p.11 for details.

Choose your

direction

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney

to Darwin. Or save up to A$150 if you

travel from Darwin to Sydney (this

tour will be 24 days long).


Reefs &

Rainforests

16 Days

From A$2255pp*

A$141/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to Cairns. Or

save up to A$100 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding

Noosa Surf Club dinner

Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Plus\ Special Stays

Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

Coffs Harbour Surf Village

contiki.com.au/reefs

GREAT

AUSTRALIAN

BIGHT

\

visit contiki.com.au/reefs-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Cairns Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River Snorkel or dive on

an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch

The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach

& lunch (weather dependent)

Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch

Northern Territory

South Australia

MOSSMAN

GORGE

QUEENSLAND

2 CAPE TRIBULATION

PORT DOUGLAS

3 CAIRNS

TULLY

TOWNSVILLE

SHUTE HARBOUR

AIRLIE BEACH

NEW SOUTH WALES

Victoria

3

CATTLE

STATION

WHITSUNDAYS

(DAYDREAM ISLAND)

MACKAY

1

SURFERS PARADISE

PORT MACQUARIE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

SYDNEY

CORAL SEA

CAPRICORN COAST

1 FRASER ISLAND

1 NOOSA

BRISBANE

2

CURRUMBIN

1 BYRON BAY

1 COFFS HARBOUR

TASMAN SEA

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Surfers Paradise Locally guided 4WD National Park rainforest

tour & lunch

Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot

dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal)

3


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation

Meet up with your Contiki team & head to

Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key

resort town popular with the rich & famous.

Keep heading north along the stunning

Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge, the pristine

Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation.

Resort (D)

See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile

Beach - a band of white-sand beach

backed by palms

Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to

Mossman Gorge for swimming

Day 2: Cape Tribulation

Learn about distinctive Daintree fl ora

& fauna from our local guide. Dip in a

refreshing swimming hole before heading

back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area

where 2 of Australia’s most signifi cant World

Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the

wet tropics, meet! Resort (B)

Listen to Aboriginal legends about this

precious area

Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns

Today it’s a leisurely start before our return

journey to Cairns with some free time to

explore this tropical city. Resort (B,D)

Days 4-5: Cairns

With 2 free days here, experience the

best of what Cairns is famous for. From

shopping, bars, amazing nightlife &

endless adrenalin activities like rafting,

skydiving & reef activities, there’s

something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B)

Cairns city tour

Day 6: Cairns to The Whitsundays

Visit Airlie Beach with its relaxed café

scene & gateway to The Whitsunday

Islands. A quick ferry ride & you’ll fi nd

yourself in a slice of heaven on beautiful

Daydream Island. Resort (B,D)

Cross the Tully River, home to Australia’s

best whitewater rafting

Townsville city tour

Days 7-8: The Whitsundays

Time to slow it down, chill out & catch

some rays on the amazing white sandy

beaches. Or get your blood pumping

with activities like waterskiing, parasailing,

tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling.

Resort (B) (B)

Enjoy great resort facilities

See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 6-8: Sailing

Whitsundays option

Want to get out on the water in

true Whitsundays style? Choose our

Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for

more info & the price panel opposite

for costs. Accommodation on-board

the yacht is multi-share.

(B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

Codes: ex Cairns:BWCW / ex Sydney:BWSW

Day 9: The Whitsundays to Farmstay

Head through sugar cane country, on your

way to our outback station in the heart

of Australia’s cattle country. Get a slice

of the real country life & genuine Aussie

hospitality over a hearty meal.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle

capital of Australia

Day 10: Farmstay to Fraser Island

Head back out to the coast, catch a ferry

& touch down on the natural wonder of

Fraser Island. Eco Lodge (B)

Scenic boat trip to Fraser Island

Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

Day 11: Fraser Island to Noosa

You could experience the rainforests, sand

dunes & freshwater lakes of Fraser Island,

a gigantic World Heritage Listed 800,000

year old sandbar. You could bushwalk

& 4WD through the island’s hotspots

& along the amazing Rainbow Beach.

Resort (B,D)

Visit the largest sand island in the world

Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

Day 12: Noosa to Surfers Paradise

Chill out in Noosa before you explore the

city sights of Brisbane on our way to the

beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise. Resort

See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains

See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical

Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall

Shop for Australia’s national gemstone –

the Opal

Day 13: Surfers Paradise

Live it up in the party capital of Australia!

Use your free day to explore - you could

skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo or

simply sit on the beach & chill. Resort (B)

Relax on some of Australia’s famous

beaches

Stay at a resort located right by

the beach

VIP nightclub entry

Day 14: Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay

We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife

Sanctuary where there’s your chance

to get up close to koalas, kangaroos &

wombats before heading to the famous

alternative beachside town, Byron Bay.

Hostel (B)

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see

iconic Australian animals

Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy

shops, amazing food & cool nightlife

Stay in the heart of Byron Bay

Day 15: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour

Catch some fi nal rays on the beach this

morning before heading south where you

learn to ride the waves at our surf lesson.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Experience the rush of catching your fi rst

wave as you learn to surf

Visit Australia’s most easterly point

Day 16: Coffs Harbour to Sydney

Leaving behind Coffs Harbour’s beachside

action, fi nish up the day by checking out

Sydney’s icons. The tour ends here & its

time to say farewell to your new friends. (B)

See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour

Bridge & Harbour

See the historic Macquarie Street area

Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross,

Sydney’s red light district

When to go and how much

Code: BWCS 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

MAR 31 APR 15 2315 2595

APR 7 APR 22 2315 2595

APR 28 MAY 13 2315 2595

MAY 5 MAY 20 2315 2595

MAY 26 JUN 10 2315 2595

JUN 2 JUN 17 2315 2595

JUN 23 JUL 8 2315 2595

JUN 30 JUL 15 2315 2595

JUL 21 AUG 5 2255 2535

JUL 28 AUG 12 2255 2535

AUG 18 SEP 2 2255 2535

AUG 25 SEP 9 2255 2535

SEP 15 SEP 30 2255 2535

SEP 22 OCT 7 2255 2535

OCT 13 OCT 28 2255 2535

OCT 20 NOV 4 2255 2535

NOV 10 NOV 25 2375 2655

NOV 17 DEC 2 2375 2655

DEC 1 DEC 16 2375 2655

DEC 8 DEC 23 2375 2655

DEC 15 DEC 30 2375 2655

DEC 29 JAN 13 2375 2655

2012

JAN 5 JAN 20 2375 2655

JAN 13 JAN 28 2375 2655

JAN 19 FEB 3 2375 2655

JAN 26 FEB 10 2375 2655

FEB 2 FEB 17 2375 2655

FEB 9 FEB 24 2375 2655

MAR 1 MAR 16 2375 2655

MAR 8 MAR 23 2375 2655

MAR 29 APR 13 2375 2655

APR 5 APR 20 2365 2645

APR 26 MAY 11 2365 2645

MAY 3 MAY 18 2365 2645

MAY 24 JUN 8 2365 2645

MAY 31 JUN 15 2365 2645

JUN 21 JUL 6 2365 2645

JUN 28 JUL 13 2365 2645

JUL 19 AUG 3 2325 2605

JUL 26 AUG 10 2325 2605

AUG 16 AUG 31 2325 2605

AUG 23 SEP 7 2325 2605

SEP 13 SEP 28 2325 2605

SEP 20 OCT 5 2325 2605

Code: BWSC 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 20 APR 4 2415 2695

MAR 27 APR 11 2415 2695

APR 17 MAY 2 2415 2695

APR 24 MAY 9 2415 2695

MAY 15 MAY 30 2415 2695

MAY 22 JUN 6 2415 2695

JUN 12 JUN 27 2415 2695

JUN 19 JUL 4 2415 2695

JUL 10 JUL 25 2355 2635

JUL 17 AUG 1 2355 2635

AUG 7 AUG 22 2355 2635

AUG 14 AUG 29 2355 2635

SEP 4 SEP 19 2355 2635

SEP 11 SEP 26 2355 2635

OCT 2 OCT 17 2355 2635

OCT 9 OCT 24 2355 2635

OCT 30 NOV 14 2355 2635

NOV 6 NOV 21 2475 2755

NOV 20 DEC 5 2475 2755

NOV 27 DEC 12 2475 2755

DEC 4 DEC 19 2475 2755

DEC 18 JAN 2 2475 2755

DEC 25 JAN 9 2475 2755

2012

JAN 2 JAN 17 2475 2755

JAN 8 JAN 23 2475 2755

JAN 15 JAN 30 2475 2755

JAN 22 FEB 6 2475 2755

JAN 29 FEB 13 2475 2755

FEB 19 MAR 5 2475 2755

FEB 26 MAR 12 2475 2755

MAR 18 APR 2 2475 2755

MAR 25 APR 9 2475 2755

APR 15 APR 30 2465 2745

APR 22 MAY 7 2465 2745

MAY 13 MAY 28 2465 2745

MAY 20 JUN 4 2465 2745

JUN 10 JUN 25 2465 2745

JUN 17 JUL 2 2465 2745

JUL 8 JUL 23 2425 2705

JUL 15 JUL 30 2425 2705

AUG 5 AUG 20 2425 2705

AUG 12 AUG 27 2425 2705

SEP 2 SEP 17 2425 2705

SEP 9 SEP 24 2425 2705

SEP 30 OCT 15 2425 2705

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1765/add

A$539 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$1495/add

A$449 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only).

BWCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Sydney 6:00pm.

BWSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 4:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

23

Australia

East

Coast

Reefs &

Rainforests

16 Days

What’s included

15 nights multi-share

accommodation:

11 nights in resorts

1 night in an eco-lodge

1 night in a hostel

1 night in a surf school village

1 night in a cattle station lodge

(more on p.16)

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a yacht

(more on p.37)

20 meals:

14 breakfasts (B)

6 dinners (D)

Sailing option - 24 meals:

14 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

8 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Rainforest adventure on

days 1, 2 & 3

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 3

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$239. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$119.

See p.11 for details.

Fish feeding, The Whitsundays


Beaches

& Reefs

14 Days

From A$2019pp*

A$145/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to Cairns. Or

save up to A$80 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Noosa Surf Club dinner

Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding

Plus\ Special Stays

Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

contiki.com.au/beaches

Great

Australian

Bight

Northern Territory

South Australia

\

visit contiki.com.au/beaches-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Sydney Climb The Harbour Bridge (tours finishing Sydney)

Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park

Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch

Surfers Paradise Harley Davidson bike tour through the Hinterland

4WD National Park rainforest tour & lunch Tandem skydive

a

Gulf of

Carpentaria

QUEENSLAND

Victoria

3 CAIRNS

TULLY Great Barrier Reef

TOWNSVILLE

3

SHUTE HARBOUR

AIRLIE BEACH

MACKAY

CATTLE

STATION

NEW SOUTH WALES

PORT MACQUARIE

WHITSUNDAYS

(Daydream Island)

CAPRICORN COAST

1

SYDNEY

Coral Sea

1 FRASER ISLAND

1 NOOSA

BRISBANE

SURFERS PARADISE 2

CURRUMBIN

1 BYRON BAY

1 COFFS HARBOUR

Tasman Sea

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach &

lunch (weather dependent)

Cairns Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise Great Barrier Reef scuba

diving for beginners & certified divers Dawn hot air balloon

flight & champagne breakfast

3


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Meet up with your Contiki team & check

out Sydney’s sights before heading north

to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour for

some beachside action.

Contiki Special Stay (D)

See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour

Bridge & Harbour

Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross,

Sydney’s red light district

See the historic Macquarie Street area

See the famous ‘Big Banana’

Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay

This morning learn to ride the waves at

our surf lesson before heading to the

famous alternate beach town, Byron Bay.

Hostel (B)

Experience the rush of catching your

fi rst wave as you learn to surf

Visit Australia’s most easterly point

Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy

shops, amazing food & cool night life

Stay in the heart of Byron Bay

Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Catch some fi nal rays on the beach

this morning before heading north to the

beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise.

We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife

Sanctuary where there’s your chance

to get up close to koalas, kangaroos &

wombats. Resort (B)

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary &

see iconic Australian animals

Stay at a resort located right by

the beach

Day 4: Surfers Paradise

Live it up in the party capital of Australia!

Use your free day to explore - you could

skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go

whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on

the beach & chill. Resort (B)

Relax on some of Australia’s famous

beaches

VIP nightclub entry

Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa

Explore the city sights in Brisbane before

we make our way to the chic beach resort

town of Noosa. Resort (B,D)

See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical

Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall

Shop for Australia’s national gemstone –

the Opal

See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains

Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island

You could experience the amazing

Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser

Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old

sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its

rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes.

Eco Lodge

Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

Visit the largest sand island in the world

Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

Day 7: Fraser Island to Farmstay

Farewell the lush Fraser Coast as we

head through the Great Dividing Range

to Australia’s cattle country for a unique

overnight experience at our outback station.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage

character & farming

See the farm & animals from a different

angle on our hay wagon ride

Try whip cracking!

Day 8: Farmstay to The Whitsundays

Head through sugar cane country, then

onto a slice of paradise as we head for

2 days of beachside action, watersports

& good times in the stunning Whitsunday

Islands. Resort (B,D)

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle

capital of Australia

Days 9-10: The Whitsundays

Time to slow it down, chill out & catch

some rays on the amazing white sandy

beaches. Or get your blood pumping

with activities like waterskiing, parasailing,

tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling.

Resort (B) (B)

Enjoy great resort facilities

See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 8-10: Sailing

Whitsundays option

Want to get out on the water in true

Whitsundays style? Choose our

Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for

more info & the price panel opposite

for costs. Accommodation on-board

the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

Codes: ex Sydney:BRSW / ex Cairns:BRCW

Day 11: The Whitsundays to Cairns

Enjoy the journey to North Queensland,

known for its rainforests & the gateway

to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier

Reef. Resort (B,D)

Townsville city tour

See Magnetic Island

Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island National Park

Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s

best white water rafting

Days 12-13: Cairns

With 2 free days here, experience the

best of what Cairns is famous for. From

shopping, bars, amazing nightlife &

endless adrenalin activities like rafting,

skydiving & reef activities, there’s

something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B)

Day 14: Cairns

After breakfast your tour ends & it’s time to

farewell your new friends. (B)

Bungy jump, Cairns

When to go and how much

Code: BRSC 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 20 APR 2 2175 2455

MAR 27 APR 9 2175 2455

APR 17 APR 30 2175 2455

APR 24 MAY 7 2175 2455

MAY 15 MAY 28 2175 2455

MAY 22 JUN 4 2175 2455

JUN 12 JUN 25 2175 2455

JUN 19 JUL 2 2175 2455

JUL 10 JUL 23 2099 2379

JUL 17 JUL 30 2099 2379

AUG 7 AUG 20 2099 2379

AUG 14 AUG 27 2099 2379

SEP 4 SEP 17 2099 2379

SEP 11 SEP 24 2099 2379

OCT 2 OCT 15 2099 2379

OCT 9 OCT 22 2099 2379

OCT 30 NOV 12 2099 2379

NOV 6 NOV 19 2229 2509

NOV 20 DEC 3 2229 2509

NOV 27 DEC 10 2229 2509

DEC 4 DEC 17 2229 2509

DEC 18 DEC 31 2229 2509

DEC 25 JAN 7 2229 2509

2012

JAN 2 JAN 15 2229 2509

JAN 8 JAN 21 2229 2509

JAN 15 JAN 28 2229 2509

JAN 22 FEB 4 2229 2509

JAN 29 FEB 11 2229 2509

FEB 19 MAR 3 2229 2509

FEB 26 MAR 10 2229 2509

MAR 18 MAR 31 2229 2509

MAR 25 APR 7 2229 2509

APR 15 APR 28 2219 2499

APR 22 MAY 5 2219 2499

MAY 13 MAY 26 2219 2499

MAY 20 JUN 2 2219 2499

JUN 10 JUN 23 2219 2499

JUN 17 JUN 30 2219 2499

JUL 8 JUL 21 2185 2465

JUL 15 JUL 28 2185 2465

AUG 5 AUG 18 2185 2465

AUG 12 AUG 25 2185 2465

SEP 2 SEP 15 2185 2465

SEP 9 SEP 22 2185 2465

SEP 30 OCT 13 2185 2465

Code: BRCS 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

APR 2 APR 15 2095 2375

APR 9 APR 22 2095 2375

APR 30 MAY 13 2095 2375

MAY 7 MAY 20 2095 2375

MAY 28 JUN 10 2095 2375

JUN 4 JUN 17 2095 2375

JUN 25 JUL 8 2095 2375

JUL 2 JUL 15 2019 2299

JUL 23 AUG 5 2019 2299

JUL 30 AUG 12 2019 2299

AUG 20 SEP 2 2019 2299

AUG 27 SEP 9 2019 2299

SEP 17 SEP 30 2019 2299

SEP 24 OCT 7 2019 2299

OCT 15 OCT 28 2019 2299

OCT 22 NOV 4 2019 2299

NOV 12 NOV 25 2149 2429

NOV 19 DEC 2 2149 2429

DEC 3 DEC 16 2149 2429

DEC 10 DEC 23 2149 2429

DEC 17 DEC 30 2149 2429

DEC 31 JAN 13 2149 2429

2012

JAN 7 JAN 20 2149 2429

JAN 15 JAN 28 2149 2429

JAN 21 FEB 3 2149 2429

JAN 28 FEB 10 2149 2429

FEB 4 FEB 17 2149 2429

FEB 11 FEB 24 2149 2429

MAR 3 MAR 16 2149 2429

MAR 10 MAR 23 2149 2429

MAR 31 APR 13 2149 2429

APR 7 APR 20 2139 2419

APR 28 MAY 11 2139 2419

MAY 5 MAY 18 2139 2419

MAY 26 JUN 8 2139 2419

JUN 2 JUN 15 2139 2419

JUN 23 JUL 6 2139 2419

JUN 30 JUL 13 2139 2419

JUL 21 AUG 3 2105 2385

JUL 28 AUG 10 2105 2385

AUG 18 AUG 31 2105 2385

AUG 25 SEP 7 2105 2385

SEP 15 SEP 28 2105 2385

SEP 22 OCT 5 2105 2385

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1429/add

A$485 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$1159/add

A$395 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only).

BRSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 9:00am.

BRCS: Start Cairns 2:00pm & end Sydney 6:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

25

Australia

East

Coast

Beaches

& Reefs

14 Days

What’s included

13 nights multi-share

accommodation:

9 nights in resorts

1 night in a hostel

1 night in an eco-lodge

1 night in a surf school village

1 night in a cattle station lodge

(more on p.16)

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a yacht

(more on p.37)

14 meals:

9 breakfasts (B)

5 dinners (D)

Sailing option - 17 meals:

9 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

6 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 3

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$209. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$105.

See p.11 for details.


Cairns

Sunshine Trail

12 Days

From A$1695pp*

A$142/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Surfers Paradise to

Cairns. Or save up to A$40 if you travel from Cairns

to Surfers Paradise.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Noosa Surf Club dinner

Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding

Plus\ Special Stays

Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

contiki.com.au/sunshine

Great

Australian

Bight

Northern Territory

South Australia

\

visit contiki.com.au/sunshine-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch

The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach

& lunch (weather dependent)

Gulf of

Carpentaria

3 CAIRNS

TULLY Great Barrier Reef

TOWNSVILLE

3

SHUTE HARBOUR

AIRLIE BEACH

MACKAY

QUEENSLAND

New South Wales

Victoria

CATTLE

STATION 1

SURFERS PARADISE

Coral Sea

WHITSUNDAYS

(Daydream Island)

CAPRICORN COAST

1 FRASER ISLAND

1 NOOSA

BRISBANE

2

Tasman Sea

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Cairns Tandem skydive Whitewater raft the mighty Tully River

Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch…

or stay dry with coral viewing by semi-submersible Dawn hot

air balloon flight & champagne breakfast

3


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Surfers Paradise

Meet up with your Contiki team & head

into the bright lights of Surfers Paradise

for a great night out with your new travel

buddies! Resort

Day 2: Surfers Paradise

Live it up in the party capital of Australia!

Use your free day to explore - you could

skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go

whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on

the beach & chill. Resort (B)

Relax on some of Australia’s famous

beaches

VIP nightclub entry

Day 3: Surfers Paradise to Noosa

Explore the city sights in Brisbane before

we make our way to the chic beach resort

town of Noosa. Resort (B,D)

See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical

Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall

Shop for Australia’s national gemstone –

the Opal

See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains

Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

Day 4: Noosa to Fraser Island

You could experience the amazing

Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser

Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old sandbar.

Bushwalk & 4WD through its rainforests,

sandunes & freshwater lakes. Eco Lodge

Visit the largest sand island in the world

Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

Day 5: Fraser Island to Farmstay

Farewell the lush Fraser Coast as we

head through the Great Dividing Range

to Australia’s cattle country for a unique

overnight experience at our outback

station.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage

character & farming

See the farm & animals from a different

angle on our hay wagon ride

Try whip cracking!

Day 6: Farmstay to The Whitsundays

Head through sugar cane country, then

onto a slice of paradise as we head for

Whitewater rafting in Tully

2 days of beachside action, watersports

& good times in the stunning Whitsunday

Islands. Resort (B,D)

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle

capital of Australia

Days 7-8: The Whitsundays

Time to slow it down, chill out & catch

some rays on the amazing white sandy

beaches. Or get your blood pumping

with activities like waterskiing, parasailing,

tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling.

Resort (B) (B)

Enjoy great resort facilities

See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 6-8: Sailing

Whitsundays option

Want to get out on the water in

true Whitsundays style? Choose our

Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37

for more info & the price panel

opposite for costs. Accommodation

on-board the yacht is multi-share.

(B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

Codes: ex Surfers P:BTSW / ex Cairns:BTCW

Day 9: The Whitsundays to Cairns

Enjoy the journey to North Queensland,

known for its rainforests & the gateway

to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier

Reef. Resort (B,D)

Townsville city tour

See Magnetic Island

Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island National Park

Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s

best white water rafting

Days 10-11: Cairns

With 2 free days here, experience the

best of what Cairns is famous for. From

shopping, bars, amazing nightlife &

endless adrenalin activities like rafting,

skydiving & reef activities, there’s

something for everyone here. Resort (B) (B)

Day 12: Cairns

After breakfast your tour ends & it’s time to

farewell your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much

Code: BTSC 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Surfers P.

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 22 APR 2 1779 2059

MAR 29 APR 9 1779 2059

APR 19 APR 30 1779 2059

APR 26 MAY 7 1779 2059

MAY 17 MAY 28 1779 2059

MAY 24 JUN 4 1779 2059

JUN 14 JUN 25 1779 2059

JUN 21 JUL 2 1779 2059

JUL 12 JUL 23 1735 2015

JUL 19 JUL 30 1735 2015

AUG 9 AUG 20 1735 2015

AUG 16 AUG 27 1735 2015

SEP 6 SEP 17 1735 2015

SEP 13 SEP 24 1735 2015

OCT 4 OCT 15 1735 2015

OCT 11 OCT 22 1735 2015

NOV 1 NOV 12 1825 2105

NOV 8 NOV 19 1825 2105

NOV 22 DEC 3 1825 2105

NOV 29 DEC 10 1825 2105

DEC 6 DEC 17 1825 2105

DEC 20 DEC 31 1825 2105

DEC 27 JAN 7 1825 2105

2012

JAN 4 JAN 15 1825 2105

JAN 10 JAN 21 1825 2105

JAN 17 JAN 28 1825 2105

JAN 24 FEB 4 1825 2105

JAN 31 FEB 11 1825 2105

FEB 21 MAR 3 1825 2105

FEB 28 MAR 10 1825 2105

MAR 20 MAR 31 1825 2105

MAR 27 APR 7 1825 2105

APR 17 APR 28 1815 2095

APR 24 MAY 5 1815 2095

MAY 15 MAY 26 1815 2095

MAY 22 JUN 2 1815 2095

JUN 12 JUN 23 1815 2095

JUN 19 JUN 30 1815 2095

JUL 10 JUL 21 1789 2069

JUL 17 JUL 28 1789 2069

AUG 7 AUG 18 1789 2069

AUG 14 AUG 25 1789 2069

SEP 4 SEP 15 1789 2069

SEP 11 SEP 22 1789 2069

Code: BTCS 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

Surfers P. Only Sailing

APR 2 APR 13 1739 2019

APR 9 APR 20 1739 2019

APR 30 MAY 11 1739 2019

MAY 7 MAY 18 1739 2019

MAY 28 JUN 8 1739 2019

JUN 4 JUN 15 1739 2019

JUN 25 JUL 6 1739 2019

JUL 2 JUL 13 1695 1975

JUL 23 AUG 3 1695 1975

JUL 30 AUG 10 1695 1975

AUG 20 AUG 31 1695 1975

AUG 27 SEP 7 1695 1975

SEP 17 SEP 28 1695 1975

SEP 24 OCT 5 1695 1975

OCT 15 OCT 26 1695 1975

OCT 22 NOV 2 1695 1975

NOV 12 NOV 23 1785 2065

NOV 19 NOV 30 1785 2065

DEC 3 DEC 14 1785 2065

DEC 10 DEC 21 1785 2065

DEC 17 DEC 28 1785 2065

DEC 31 JAN 11 1785 2065

2012

JAN 7 JAN 18 1785 2065

JAN 15 JAN 26 1785 2065

JAN 21 FEB 1 1785 2065

JAN 28 FEB 8 1785 2065

FEB 4 FEB 15 1785 2065

FEB 11 FEB 22 1785 2065

MAR 3 MAR 14 1785 2065

MAR 10 MAR 21 1785 2065

MAR 31 APR 11 1785 2065

APR 7 APR 18 1775 2055

APR 28 MAY 9 1775 2055

MAY 5 MAY 16 1775 2055

MAY 26 JUN 6 1775 2055

JUN 2 JUN 13 1775 2055

JUN 23 JUL 4 1775 2055

JUN 30 JUL 11 1775 2055

JUL 21 AUG 1 1749 2029

JUL 28 AUG 8 1749 2029

AUG 18 AUG 29 1749 2029

AUG 25 SEP 5 1749 2029

SEP 15 SEP 26 1749 2029

SEP 22 OCT 3 1749 2029

* Prices above are based on quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1199/add

A$399 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$929/add

A$309 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only)

BTSC: Start Surfers Paradise 4:30pm & end Cairns 9:00am.

BTCS: Start Cairns 2:00pm & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

27

Australia

East

Coast

Cairns

Sunshine Trail

12 Days

What’s included

11 nights multi-share

accommodation:

9 nights in resorts

1 night in an eco-lodge

1 night in a cattle station lodge

(more on p.16)

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a yacht

(more on p.37)

14 meals:

10 breakfasts (B)

4 dinners (D)

Sailing option - 17 meals:

10 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

5 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 3

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$179. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$89.

See p.11 for details.


Coast &

Whitsundays

11 Days

From A$1675pp*

A$153/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to The

Whitsundays. Or save up to A$40 if you travel

from The Whitsundays to Sydney.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Surf lesson or kayak in Coffs Harbour

Entry & tour of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Noosa Surf Club dinner

Great Barrier Reef talk & interactive fish feeding

Plus\ Special Stays

Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

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Great

Australian

Bight

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Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot

dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal)

Surfers Paradise Vintage Tiger Moth bi-plane joyflight (with

acrobatic ‘loop the loops’)! Spectacular tandem skydive

Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the Hinterland

Northern Territory

South Australia

Gulf of

Carpentaria

QUEENSLAND

Victoria

SHUTE HARBOUR

AIRLIE BEACH

NEW SOUTH WALES

CATTLE

STATION

3 WHITSUNDAYS

(DAYDREAM ISLAND)

MACKAY

1

SURFERS PARADISE

PORT MACQUARIE

Great Barrier Reef

SYDNEY

Coral Sea

CAPRICORN COAST

1 FRASER ISLAND

1 NOOSA

BRISBANE

2

CURRUMBIN

1

BYRON BAY

1 COFFS HARBOUR

Tasman Sea

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Locally guided 4WD National Park rainforest tour & lunch

Fraser Island Locally guided 4WD trip across the island & lunch

The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach &

lunch (weather dependent) Snorkel or dive on an outer Great

Barrier Reef cruise with lunch

2


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Meet up with your Contiki team & check

out Sydney’s sights before heading north

to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour for

some beachside action.

Contiki Special Stay (D)

See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour

Bridge & Harbour

Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross,

Sydney’s red light district

See the historic Macquarie Street area

See the famous ‘Big Banana’

Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay

This morning learn to ride the waves at our

surf lesson before heading to the famous

alternative beachside town, Byron Bay.

Hostel (B)

Experience the rush of catching your

fi rst wave as you learn to surf

Visit Australia’s most easterly point

Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy

shops, amazing food & cool night life

Stay in the heart of Byron Bay

Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Catch some fi nal rays on the beach this

morning before heading north to the

beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise.

We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife

Sanctuary where there’s your chance

to get up close to koalas, kangaroos &

wombats. Resort (B)

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see

iconic Australian animals

Stay at a resort located right by the beach

Day 4: Surfers Paradise

Live it up in the party capital of Australia!

Use your free day to explore - you could

skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go

whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on

the beach & chill. Resort (B)

Relax on some of Australia’s famous

beaches

VIP nightclub entry

Day 5: Surfers Paradise to Noosa

Explore the city sights in Brisbane before

we make our way to the chic beach resort

town of Noosa. Resort (B,D)

See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical

Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall

Shop for Australia’s national gemstone –

the Opal

See the stunning Glasshouse Mountains

Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

Day 6: Noosa to Fraser Island

You could experience the amazing

Rainbow Beach before we reach Fraser

Island, a gigantic 800,000 year old

sandbar. Bushwalk & 4WD through its

rainforests, sandunes & freshwater lakes.

Eco Lodge

Visit the largest sand island in the world

Watch the sunset over mainland Australia

Day 7: Fraser Island to Farmstay

Farewell the lush Fraser Coast as we

head through the Great Dividing Range

to Australia’s cattle country for a unique

overnight experience at our outback station.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Stop at Childers, known for it’s heritage

character & farming

See the farm & animals from a different

angle on our hay wagon ride

Try whip cracking!

Day 8: Farmstay to The Whitsundays

Head through sugar cane country, then

onto a slice of paradise as we head for

2 days of beachside action, watersports

& good times in the stunning Whitsunday

Islands. Resort (B,D)

Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

Stop at Rockhampton – the cattle

capital of Australia

Days 9-10: The Whitsundays

Time to slow it down, chill out & catch

some rays on the amazing white sandy

beaches. Or get your blood pumping

with activities like waterskiing, parasailing,

tennis, beach volleyball or snorkelling.

Resort (B) (B)

Enjoy great resort facilities

See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 8-10: Sailing

Whitsundays option

Want to get out on the water in true

Whitsundays style? Choose

our Whitsunday sailing option! See

p.37 for more info & the price panel

opposite for costs. Accommodation

on-board the yacht is multi-share.

(B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

Codes: ex Sydney:SQSW / ex W’suns:SQCW

Day 11: The Whitsundays

The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to

say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Swim in Lake McKenzie

Noosa

When to go and how much

Code: SQSC 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

W’suns Only Sailing

MAR 20 MAR 30 1759 2039

MAR 27 APR 6 1759 2039

APR 17 APR 27 1759 2039

APR 24 MAY 4 1759 2039

MAY 15 MAY 25 1759 2039

MAY 22 JUN 1 1759 2039

JUN 12 JUN 22 1759 2039

JUN 19 JUN 29 1759 2039

JUL 10 JUL 20 1715 1995

JUL 17 JUL 27 1715 1995

AUG 7 AUG 17 1715 1995

AUG 14 AUG 24 1715 1995

SEP 4 SEP 14 1715 1995

SEP 11 SEP 21 1715 1995

OCT 2 OCT 12 1715 1995

OCT 9 OCT 19 1715 1995

OCT 30 NOV 9 1715 1995

NOV 6 NOV 16 1799 2079

NOV 20 NOV 30 1799 2079

NOV 27 DEC 7 1799 2079

DEC 4 DEC 14 1799 2079

DEC 18 DEC 28 1799 2079

DEC 25 JAN 4 1799 2079

2012

JAN 2 JAN 12 1799 2079

JAN 8 JAN 18 1799 2079

JAN 15 JAN 25 1799 2079

JAN 22 FEB 1 1799 2079

JAN 29 FEB 8 1799 2079

FEB 19 FEB 29 1799 2079

FEB 26 MAR 7 1799 2079

MAR 18 MAR 28 1799 2079

MAR 25 APR 4 1799 2079

APR 15 APR 25 1795 2075

APR 22 MAY 2 1795 2075

MAY 13 MAY 23 1795 2075

MAY 20 MAY 30 1795 2075

JUN 10 JUN 20 1795 2075

JUN 17 JUN 27 1795 2075

JUL 8 JUL 18 1765 2045

JUL 15 JUL 25 1765 2045

AUG 5 AUG 15 1765 2045

AUG 12 AUG 22 1765 2045

SEP 2 SEP 12 1765 2045

SEP 9 SEP 19 1765 2045

SEP 30 OCT 10 1765 2045

Code: SQCS 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

W’suns

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

APR 5 APR 15 1719 1999

APR 12 APR 22 1719 1999

MAY 3 MAY 13 1719 1999

MAY 10 MAY 20 1719 1999

MAY 31 JUN 10 1719 1999

JUN 7 JUN 17 1719 1999

JUN 28 JUL 8 1719 1999

JUL 5 JUL 15 1675 1955

JUL 26 AUG 5 1675 1955

AUG 2 AUG 12 1675 1955

AUG 23 SEP 2 1675 1955

AUG 30 SEP 9 1675 1955

SEP 20 SEP 30 1675 1955

SEP 27 OCT 7 1675 1955

OCT 18 OCT 28 1675 1955

OCT 25 NOV 4 1675 1955

NOV 15 NOV 25 1759 2039

NOV 22 DEC 2 1759 2039

DEC 6 DEC 16 1759 2039

DEC 13 DEC 23 1759 2039

DEC 20 DEC 30 1759 2039

2012

JAN 3 JAN 13 1759 2039

JAN 10 JAN 20 1759 2039

JAN 18 JAN 28 1759 2039

JAN 24 FEB 3 1759 2039

JAN 31 FEB 10 1759 2039

FEB 7 FEB 17 1759 2039

FEB 14 FEB 24 1759 2039

MAR 6 MAR 16 1759 2039

MAR 13 MAR 23 1759 2039

APR 3 APR 13 1755 2035

APR 10 APR 20 1755 2035

MAY 1 MAY 11 1755 2035

MAY 8 MAY 18 1755 2035

MAY 29 JUN 8 1755 2035

JUN 5 JUN 15 1755 2035

JUN 26 JUL 6 1755 2035

JUL 3 JUL 13 1725 2005

JUL 24 AUG 3 1725 2005

JUL 31 AUG 10 1725 2005

AUG 21 AUG 31 1725 2005

AUG 28 SEP 7 1725 2005

SEP 18 SEP 28 1725 2005

SEP 25 OCT 5 1725 2005

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add A$1139/add

A$375 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$869/add

A$285 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only).

SQSC: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Whitsundays 8:00am.

SQCS: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Sydney 6:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

29

Australia

East

Coast

Coast &

Whitsundays

11 Days

What’s included

10 nights multi-share

accommodation:

6 nights in resorts

1 night in a hostel

1 night in an eco-lodge

1 night in a surf school village

1 night in a cattle station lodge

(more on p.16)

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a yacht

(more on p.37)

13 meals:

9 breakfasts (B)

4 dinners (D)

Sailing option - 16 meals:

9 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

5 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 2

Heritage sites visited

Byron Bay

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$169. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$85.

See p.11 for details.


30

Australia

East

Coast

Island &

Rainforest

9 Days

What’s included

8 nights multi-share resort

accommodation:

(more on p.16)

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a yacht

(more on p.37)

11 meals:

8 breakfasts (B)

3 dinners (D)

Sailing option - 14 meals:

8 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

4 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Rainforest adventure on

days 7, 8 & 9

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 2

Heritage sites visited

More options

Great Barrier Reef

Explore

More

Optionals

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$139. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$69.

See p.11 for details.

Choose your

direction

Your choice - travel from The

Whitsundays to Cairns, or from

Cairns to The Whitsundays.

While you’re in this part of the

world, you could dive the Great

Barrier Reef on one of our dive

trips. See p.34-35.

Gulf of

Carpentaria

CAPE TRIBULATION

2

MOSSMAN

GORGE PORT DOUGLAS

3 CAIRNS

QUEENSLAND

TULLY

SHUTE HARBOUR

TOWNSVILLE

Coral Sea

Great Barrier Reef

3 WHITSUNDAYS

(Daydream Island)

When to go and how much

Code: FNSC 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

W’suns

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 27 APR 4 1459 1739

APR 3 APR 11 1459 1739

APR 24 MAY 2 1459 1739

MAY 1 MAY 9 1459 1739

MAY 22 MAY 30 1459 1739

MAY 29 JUN 6 1459 1739

JUN 19 JUN 27 1459 1739

JUN 26 JUL 4 1459 1739

JUL 17 JUL 25 1419 1699

JUL 24 AUG 1 1419 1699

AUG 14 AUG 22 1419 1699

AUG 21 AUG 29 1419 1699

SEP 11 SEP 19 1419 1699

SEP 18 SEP 26 1419 1699

OCT 9 OCT 17 1419 1699

OCT 16 OCT 24 1419 1699

NOV 6 NOV 14 1499 1779

NOV 13 NOV 21 1499 1779

NOV 27 DEC 5 1499 1779

DEC 4 DEC 12 1499 1779

DEC 11 DEC 19 1499 1779

DEC 25 JAN 2 1499 1779

2012

JAN 1 JAN 9 1499 1779

JAN 9 JAN 17 1499 1779

JAN 15 JAN 23 1499 1779

JAN 22 JAN 30 1499 1779

JAN 29 FEB 6 1499 1779

FEB 5 FEB 13 1499 1779

FEB 26 MAR 5 1499 1779

MAR 4 MAR 12 1499 1779

MAR 25 APR 2 1499 1779

APR 1 APR 9 1489 1769

APR 22 APR 30 1489 1769

APR 29 MAY 7 1489 1769

MAY 20 MAY 28 1489 1769

MAY 27 JUN 4 1489 1769

JUN 17 JUN 25 1489 1769

JUN 24 JUL 2 1489 1769

JUL 15 JUL 23 1469 1749

JUL 22 JUL 30 1469 1749

AUG 12 AUG 20 1469 1749

AUG 19 AUG 27 1469 1749

SEP 9 SEP 17 1469 1749

SEP 16 SEP 24 1469 1749

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add A$929/add

A$299 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$659/add

A$209 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only).

FNSC: Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 4:00pm.

FNCS: Start Cairns 7:30am & end Whitsundays 8:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

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• The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach

& lunch (weather dependent)

2

Code: FNCS 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

W’suns Only Sailing

MAR 31 APR 8 1459 1739

APR 7 APR 15 1459 1739

APR 28 MAY 6 1459 1739

MAY 5 MAY 13 1459 1739

MAY 26 JUN 3 1459 1739

JUN 2 JUN 10 1459 1739

JUN 23 JUL 1 1459 1739

JUN 30 JUL 8 1459 1739

JUL 21 JUL 29 1419 1699

JUL 28 AUG 5 1419 1699

AUG 18 AUG 26 1419 1699

AUG 25 SEP 2 1419 1699

SEP 15 SEP 23 1419 1699

SEP 22 SEP 30 1419 1699

OCT 13 OCT 21 1419 1699

OCT 20 OCT 28 1419 1699

NOV 10 NOV 18 1499 1779

NOV 17 NOV 25 1499 1779

DEC 1 DEC 9 1499 1779

DEC 8 DEC 16 1499 1779

DEC 15 DEC 23 1499 1779

DEC 29 JAN 6 1499 1779

2012

JAN 5 JAN 13 1499 1779

JAN 13 JAN 21 1499 1779

JAN 19 JAN 27 1499 1779

JAN 26 FEB 3 1499 1779

FEB 2 FEB 10 1499 1779

FEB 9 FEB 17 1499 1779

MAR 1 MAR 9 1499 1779

MAR 8 MAR 16 1499 1779

MAR 29 APR 6 1499 1779

APR 5 APR 13 1489 1769

APR 26 MAY 4 1489 1769

MAY 3 MAY 11 1489 1769

MAY 24 JUN 1 1489 1769

MAY 31 JUN 8 1489 1769

JUN 21 JUN 29 1489 1769

JUN 28 JUL 6 1489 1769

JUL 19 JUL 27 1469 1749

JUL 26 AUG 3 1469 1749

AUG 16 AUG 24 1469 1749

AUG 23 AUG 31 1469 1749

SEP 13 SEP 21 1469 1749

SEP 20 SEP 28 1469 1749

Island &

Rainforest

9 Days

From A$1419pp*

A$158/day

contiki.com.au/island

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: The Whitsundays

Meet up with your Contiki team & new

travel buddies on Daydream Island, a slice

of heaven in the magnifi cent Whitsundays.

Resort (D)

Days 2-3: The Whitsundays

Time to slow it down, chill out & catch

some rays on the amazing white sandy

beaches. Or get your blood pumping

with a ton of activities to choose from like

waterskiing, parasailing, tennis, beach

volleyball or snorkelling. Resort (B) (B)

• Enjoy great resort facilities

• See native birdlife & wallabies

Days 1-3: Sailing

Whitsundays option

Want to get out on the water in

true Whitsundays style? Choose our

Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for

more info & the price panel opposite

for costs. Accommodation on-board

the yacht is multi-share.

(B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

Codes: ex W’suns:FNSW / ex Cairns:FNCW

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns

Enjoy the journey to North Queensland,

known for its rainforests & the gateway

to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier

Reef. Resort (B,D)

• Townsville city tour

• See Magnetic Island

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island National Park

• Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s

best white water rafting

Days 5-6: Cairns

With 2 free days here, experience

the best of what Cairns is famous

for. From shopping, bars, amazing

nightlife & endless adrenalin activities

like rafting, skydiving & reef activities,

there’s something for everyone here.

Resort (B) (B)

Day 7: Cairns to Cape Tribulation

Travel along the stunning Coral Sea

to gushing Mossman Gorge, pristine

Daintree National Park & Cape Tribulation.

Resort (B) (D)

• Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to

Mossman Gorge for swimming

Day 8: Cape Tribulation

Get back to nature in the Daintree

National Park with its ancient rainforests.

Dip in a refreshing swimming hole before

heading back to Cape Tribulation - a

unique area where 2 of Australia’s most

signifi cant World Heritage sites, the Great

Barrier Reef & the wet tropics, meet!

Resort (B)

• Learn about unique Daintree fl ora &

fauna from our local guide

• Listen to Aboriginal legends about the

precious area

Day 9: Cape Tribulation to Cairns

There’s free time this morning in the

Daintree, before heading down to Port

Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key resort

town popular with the rich & famous.

Then it’s back to Cairns where the tour

ends & it’s time to say farewell to your

new friends. (B)

• See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile

Beach - a band of white-sand beach

backed by palms

• Cairns Tandem skydive • Snorkel or dive on an outer Great

Barrier Reef cruise & lunch or coral viewing by semi-submersible

• Hot air balloon flight & champagne breakfast


Magical

Tropics

7 Days

From A$1019pp*

A$146/day

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: The Whitsundays

Meet up with your Contiki team & new

travel buddies on Daydream Island,

a slice of heaven in the magnifi cent

Whitsundays. Get to know other travellers

& your group tonight at the bar, over

drinks. Resort (D)

Days 2-3: The Whitsundays

Chill out & catch some rays on the

amazing white sandy beaches. Or

get your blood pumping with a ton of

activities to choose from like waterskiing,

parasailing, tennis, beach volleyball or

snorkelling. Resort (B) (B)

• Enjoy great resort facilities

• See native birdlife & wallabies

Day 4: The Whitsundays to Cairns

Enjoy the journey to North Queensland,

known for its rainforests & the gateway

to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier

Reef. Resort (B,D)

• Townsville city tour

• See Magnetic Island

Explore

More

Optionals

contiki.com.au/magical

Days 1-3: Sailing

Whitsundays option

Want to get out on the water in

true Whitsundays style? Choose our

Whitsunday sailing option! See p.37 for

more info & the price panel opposite

for costs. Accommodation on-board

the yacht is multi-share. (B,D) (B,L,D) (B,L).

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

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island National Park

• Pass through Tully, home to Australia’s

best white water rafting

Days 5-6: Cairns

With 2 free days here, experience

the best of what Cairns is famous

for. From shopping, bars, amazing

nightlife & endless adrenalin activities

like rafting, skydiving & reef activities,

there’s something for everyone here.

Resort (B) (B)

Day 7: Cairns

After breakfast your tour ends & it’s time to

farewell your new friends. (B)

• The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach &

lunch (weather dependent)

Gulf of

Carpentaria

QUEENSLAND

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3 CAIRNS

TULLY

SHUTE HARBOUR

TOWNSVILLE

Coral Sea

Great Barrier Reef

3 WHITSUNDAYS

(Daydream Island)

When to go and how much

Code: NWSC 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

W’suns

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 27 APR 2 1045 1325

APR 3 APR 9 1045 1325

APR 24 APR 30 1045 1325

MAY 1 MAY 7 1045 1325

MAY 22 MAY 28 1045 1325

MAY 29 JUN 4 1045 1325

JUN 19 JUN 25 1045 1325

JUN 26 JUL 2 1045 1325

JUL 17 JUL 23 1019 1299

JUL 24 JUL 30 1019 1299

AUG 14 AUG 20 1019 1299

AUG 21 AUG 27 1019 1299

SEP 11 SEP 17 1019 1299

SEP 18 SEP 24 1019 1299

OCT 9 OCT 15 1019 1299

OCT 16 OCT 22 1019 1299

NOV 6 NOV 12 1069 1349

NOV 13 NOV 19 1069 1349

NOV 27 DEC 3 1069 1349

DEC 4 DEC 10 1069 1349

DEC 11 DEC 17 1069 1349

DEC 25 DEC 31 1069 1349

2012

JAN 1 JAN 7 1069 1349

JAN 9 JAN 15 1069 1349

JAN 15 JAN 21 1069 1349

JAN 22 JAN 28 1069 1349

JAN 29 FEB 4 1069 1349

FEB 5 FEB 11 1069 1349

FEB 26 MAR 3 1069 1349

MAR 4 MAR 10 1069 1349

MAR 25 MAR 31 1069 1349

APR 1 APR 7 1065 1345

APR 22 APR 28 1065 1345

APR 29 MAY 5 1065 1345

MAY 20 MAY 26 1065 1345

MAY 27 JUN 2 1065 1345

JUN 17 JUN 23 1065 1345

JUN 24 JUN 30 1065 1345

JUL 15 JUL 21 1049 1329

JUL 22 JUL 28 1049 1329

AUG 12 AUG 18 1049 1329

AUG 19 AUG 25 1049 1329

SEP 9 SEP 15 1049 1329

SEP 16 SEP 22 1049 1329

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add A$739/add

A$265 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add A$469/add

A$175 twin-share. (Boat cabins are multi-share only).

NWSC:

Start Whitsundays 5:00pm & end Cairns 9:00am.

NWCS:

Start Cairns 2:00pm & end Whitsundays 8:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

• Cairns Tandem skydive • Whitewater raft the Tully River

• Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch • Great Barrier Reef

scuba diving for beginners & certified divers • Guided

horse & quad-bike tours • Bungy jump

2

Code: NWCS 2011/12

All prices per person A$*

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

W’suns Only Sailing

APR 2 APR 8 1045 1325

APR 9 APR 15 1045 1325

APR 30 MAY 6 1045 1325

MAY 7 MAY 13 1045 1325

MAY 28 JUN 3 1045 1325

JUN 4 JUN 10 1045 1325

JUN 25 JUL 1 1045 1325

JUL 2 JUL 8 1019 1299

JUL 23 JUL 29 1019 1299

JUL 30 AUG 5 1019 1299

AUG 20 AUG 26 1019 1299

AUG 27 SEP 2 1019 1299

SEP 17 SEP 23 1019 1299

SEP 24 SEP 30 1019 1299

OCT 15 OCT 21 1019 1299

OCT 22 OCT 28 1019 1299

NOV 12 NOV 18 1069 1349

NOV 19 NOV 25 1069 1349

DEC 3 DEC 9 1069 1349

DEC 10 DEC 16 1069 1349

DEC 17 DEC 23 1069 1349

DEC 31 JAN 6 1069 1349

2012

JAN 7 JAN 13 1069 1349

JAN 15 JAN 21 1069 1349

JAN 21 JAN 27 1069 1349

JAN 28 FEB 3 1069 1349

FEB 4 FEB 10 1069 1349

FEB 11 FEB 17 1069 1349

MAR 3 MAR 9 1069 1349

MAR 10 MAR 16 1069 1349

MAR 31 APR 6 1069 1349

APR 7 APR 13 1065 1345

APR 28 MAY 4 1065 1345

MAY 5 MAY 11 1065 1345

MAY 26 JUN 1 1065 1345

JUN 2 JUN 8 1065 1345

JUN 23 JUN 29 1065 1345

JUN 30 JUL 6 1065 1345

JUL 21 JUL 27 1049 1329

JUL 28 AUG 3 1049 1329

AUG 18 AUG 24 1049 1329

AUG 25 AUG 31 1049 1329

SEP 15 SEP 21 1049 1329

SEP 22 SEP 28 1049 1329

Australia

East

Coast

Magical

Tropics

7 Days

What’s included

6 nights multi-share resort

accommodation:

(more on p.16)

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a yacht

(more on p.37)

8 meals:

6 breakfasts (B)

2 dinners (D)

Sailing option - 11 meals:

6 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

3 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 2

Heritage sites visited

The Whitsundays day sailing trip

31

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$99. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$49.

See p.11 for details.

Choose your

direction

Your choice - travel from The

Whitsundays to Cairns, or from

Cairns to The Whitsundays.


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Coast

Rainforest

Adventure

3 Days

What’s included

2 nights multi-share resort

accommodation:

(more on p.16)

3 meals:

2 breakfasts (B)

1 dinner (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned

mini coach

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 1

Heritage sites visited

Explore

More

Optionals

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$39. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$19.

See p.11 for details.

Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas

The Tropics

MOSSMAN

GORGE

QUEENSLAND

2 CAPE TRIBULATION

PORT DOUGLAS

CAIRNS

CORAL SEA

GREAT BARRIER REEF

When to go and how much

Code: CYCS 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Cairns Cairns pp*

2011

MAR 31 APR 2 425

APR 7 APR 9 425

APR 28 APR 30 425

MAY 5 MAY 7 425

MAY 26 MAY 28 425

JUN 2 JUN 4 425

JUN 23 JUN 25 425

JUN 30 JUL 2 425

JUL 21 JUL 23 415

JUL 28 JUL 30 415

AUG 18 AUG 20 415

AUG 25 AUG 27 415

SEP 15 SEP 17 415

SEP 22 SEP 24 415

OCT 13 OCT 15 415

OCT 20 OCT 22 415

NOV 10 NOV 12 435

NOV 17 NOV 19 435

DEC 1 DEC 3 435

DEC 8 DEC 10 435

DEC 15 DEC 17 435

DEC 29 DEC 31 435

Start Finish A$

Cairns Cairns pp*

2012

JAN 5 JAN 7 435

JAN 13 JAN 15 435

JAN 19 JAN 21 435

JAN 26 JAN 28 435

FEB 2 FEB 4 435

FEB 9 FEB 11 435

MAR 1 MAR 3 435

MAR 8 MAR 10 435

MAR 29 MAR 31 435

APR 5 APR 7 435

APR 26 APR 28 435

MAY 3 MAY 5 435

MAY 24 MAY 26 435

MAY 31 JUN 2 435

JUN 21 JUN 23 435

JUN 28 JUN 30 435

JUL 19 JUL 21 425

JUL 26 JUL 28 425

AUG 16 AUG 18 425

AUG 23 AUG 25 425

SEP 13 SEP 15 425

SEP 20 SEP 22 425

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$185/add A$45

twin-share.

Start Cairns 7:30am & end Cairns 12:00noon.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

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Cape Tribulation Cable zip line through the rainforest

1

Rainforest

Adventure

3 Days

From A$415pp*

A$139/day

contiki.com.au/rainforest

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation

Meet up with your Contiki team & head

to Port Douglas, a glamorous, yet low-key

resort town. Keep heading north along the

stunning Coral Sea to Mossman Gorge,

the pristine Daintree National Park & Cape

Tribulation. Resort (D)

See Port Douglas & gorgeous Four Mile

Beach - a band of white-sand beach

backed by palms

Walk through the Daintree Rainforest to

Mossman Gorge for swimming

Kuranda Skyrail

Day 2: Cape Tribulation

Get back to nature in the Daintree National

Park with its ancient rainforests. Dip in a

refreshing swimming hole before heading

back to Cape Tribulation - a unique area

where 2 of Australia’s most signifi cant World

Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef & the

wet tropics, meet! Resort (B)

Learn about unique Daintree fl ora &

fauna from our local guide

Listen to Aboriginal legends about

the precious area

Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Cairns

After breakfast we travel back to Cairns

where your tour ends & it’s time to say

farewell your new friends. (B)


City

to Surf

5 Days

From A$789pp*

A$158/day

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Sydney to Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Meet up with your Contiki team & check

out Sydney’s sights before heading north

to the cool surf haven, Coffs Harbour for

some beachside action.

Contiki Special Stay (D)

See Sydney’s Opera House, Harbour

Bridge & Harbour

Cruise along ‘the strip’ in Kings Cross,

Sydney’s red light district

See the historic Macquarie Street area

See the famous ‘Big Banana’

Day 2: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay

This morning learn to ride the waves at

our surf lesson before heading to the famous

alternate beach town, Byron Bay. Hostel (B)

Experience the rush of catching your

fi rst wave as you learn to surf

Visit Australia’s most easterly point

Stay in the heart of Byron Bay

Explore

More

Optionals

contiki.com.au/surf

Stunning Sydney Harbour

Experience Byron’s organic lifestyle, artsy

shops, amazing food & cool night life

Day 3: Byron Bay to Surfers Paradise

Catch some fi nal rays on the beach this

morning before heading north to the

beach & party hub, Surfers Paradise.

We’ll stop in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

where there’s your chance to get up close

to koalas, kangaroos & wombats. Resort (B)

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary & see

iconic Australian animals

Stay at a resort located right by the beach

Day 4: Surfers Paradise

Live it up in the party capital of Australia!

Use your free day to explore - you could

skydive, take a day trip to Australia Zoo, go

whale watching (seasonal) or simply sit on

the beach & chill. Resort (B)

Relax on some of Australia’s

famous beaches

VIP nightclub entry

Day 5: Surfers Paradise

The tour ends after breakfast & it’s time to

say farewell to your new friends. (B)

QUEENSLAND

SURFERS PARADISE 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

Victoria

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Byron Bay Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park & waves to spot

dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal)

Sea kayaking, Coffs Harbour

PORT MACQUARIE

SYDNEY

1

1

CURRUMBIN

BYRON BAY

COFFS HARBOUR

Tasman Sea

When to go and how much

Code: BSSB 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Sydney Surfers P. pp*

2011

MAR 20 MAR 24 815

MAR 27 MAR 31 815

APR 17 APR 21 815

APR 24 APR 28 815

MAY 15 MAY 19 815

MAY 22 MAY 26 815

JUN 12 JUN 16 815

JUN 19 JUN 23 815

JUL 10 JUL 14 789

JUL 17 JUL 21 789

AUG 7 AUG 11 789

AUG 14 AUG 18 789

SEP 4 SEP 8 789

SEP 11 SEP 15 789

OCT 2 OCT 6 789

OCT 9 OCT 13 789

OCT 30 NOV 3 789

NOV 6 NOV 10 829

NOV 20 NOV 24 829

NOV 27 DEC 1 829

DEC 4 DEC 8 829

DEC 18 DEC 22 829

DEC 25 DEC 29 829

Start Finish A$

Sydney Surfers P. pp*

2012

JAN 2 JAN 6 829

JAN 8 JAN 12 829

JAN 15 JAN 19 829

JAN 22 JAN 26 829

JAN 29 FEB 2 829

FEB 19 FEB 23 829

FEB 26 MAR 1 829

MAR 18 MAR 22 829

MAR 25 MAR 29 829

APR 15 APR 19 825

APR 22 APR 26 825

MAY 13 MAY 17 825

MAY 20 MAY 24 825

JUN 10 JUN 14 825

JUN 17 JUN 21 825

JUL 8 JUL 12 815

JUL 15 JUL 19 815

AUG 5 AUG 9 815

AUG 12 AUG 16 815

SEP 2 SEP 6 815

SEP 9 SEP 13 815

SEP 30 OCT 4 815

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$495/add A$145

twin-share.

Start Sydney 7:00am & end Surfers Paradise 8:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

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City

to Surf

5 Days

What’s included

4 nights multi-share

accommodation:

1 night in a surf school village

1 night in a hostel

2 nights in a resort

(more on p.16)

5 meals:

4 breakfasts (B)

1 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Only Contiki\ Includes

Surf lesson or kayak in

Coffs Harbour

Entry & tour of Currumbin

Wildlife Sanctuary

Plus\ Special Stays

Coffs Harbour Surf Village

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$79. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$39.

See p.11 for details.

Skydive over Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise Harley Davidson motorbike tour through the

Hinterland Locally guided 4WD national park rainforest tour &

lunch Spectacular tandem skydive


Contiki &

Diving\

One of Australia’s ‘must do’s’ is diving the Great Barrier Reef. If you’ve

never dived before or if you’re more experienced – exploring this Reef is

hard to beat. With 2 great dive packages there’s something for everyone.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest on the planet, a natural wonder of

the world & a World Heritage site with 400 different types of coral & 1500

species of fi sh – so it’s pretty amazing. If you’re up for it you can even dive

at night & see a whole different side of this amazing spot.

Our diving experiences are not to be missed & are available with tours that start/fi nish in Cairns.

Tours include Reefs & Rainforests (p.22-23), Island & Rainforest (p.30), Beaches & Reefs (p.24-25),

Magical Tropics (p.31), Cairns Sunshine Trail (p.26-27) & Rainforest Adventure (p.32).

Contiki offers 2 great dive packages:

Learn to dive – for beginners

Dive to adventure – for certifi ed divers

PADI

(Professional Association of

Dive Instructors) is the largest

dive education company in

the world - prodivecairns.com


Dive to

Adventure

3 Days

2 Nights

A$207/day

Plus EMC A$50 payable locally

contiki.com.au/dive-adventure

Learn

to Dive

5 Days

4 Nights

A$196/day

Plus EMC A$50 payable locally

contiki.com.au/dive

Dive to adventure package

This 3 day liveaboard dive & snorkeling adventure will show

you the very best of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. It’s also

unmatched for value - you’ll participate in up to 11 dives

over 16 exclusive dive sites.

Day 1: Cairns to the dive boat

An early pickup (5:55am) this morning & it’s off to the

dive boat & out to The Great Barrier Reef to start your

adventure. The sites you’ll visit have been selected for

their variety & quality of coral & marine life as well as

great visibility. Boat (L,D)

Day 2: Dive boat

Today gives you the opportunity to explore this World

Heritage listed underwater playground, but also to relax

& really enjoy yourself diving & snorkeling. Back onboard, it’s

good fun with your fellow divers, stories, shared experiences,

great food & a spectacular sunset. Boat (B,L,D)

Day 3: Dive boat

There’s more diving or snorkeling in different areas of the

reef today & later, return to Cairns in the late afternoon

where there’s an included transfer back to your hotel. (B,L)

Tour code CDTA.

Learn to dive package

5 day learn to dive course

The 5 day PADI ‘Open Water’ dive course is by far the most

popular way to learn to dive. The adventure of learning

to dive combined with staying out on the reef for 2 nights

onboard a boat is really unique. The course takes you to

9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites & features 2

days of classroom & in-pool training, then it’s onto the live

aboard boat for some actual reef diving. There’s also plenty

of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience too.

Days 1-2: Cairns

The fi rst 2 days of the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns

modern training centre learning the theory & practical

skills of scuba diving. Each day fi nishes around

5:30pm. Resort (B)

Days 3-4: Cairns to the dive boat

The next 3 days & 2 nights are spent living onboard

a premium dive vessel. You’ll have the opportunity to

participate in 9 dives on a variety of our 16 exclusive

dive sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your fi rst 4

dives will complete your open water certifi cation & then

as a certifi ed diver you are able to take up to 5 more

recreational dives. One of these dives is a guided night

dive! These extra dives will be a highlight of your course &

a truly memorable experience. Boat (L,D) (B,L,D)

Day 5: Dive boat to Cairns

Return to Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s the

option to join your new diving mates & crew for a farewell

dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Tour code CLTD.

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Dive to Adventure

Learn to Dive

3 or 5 Days

What’s included

2 nights twin-share accommodation

on nights 1 & 2 onboard the boat

7 meals:

2 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L)

& 2 dinners (D)

Transfers from Cairns

accommodation to boat

11 dives incl. 2 night dives

(weather permitting)

Dive & snorkeling equipment

Dive insurance

Important Info

You must hold a minimum of an ‘open

water dive’ certificate to be able to take this

trip. Some taxes are payable directly to Pro

Dive at the end of the course including the

Environmental Management charge at a

cost of A$50. Course is open age. If you’re

staying at an alternative hotel to Rydges

Esplanade Resort prior to your dive trip, you’ll

need to let Pro Dive know in order to arrange

your transfer on day 1 (prodivecairns.com or

07 4031 5255). Safety dictates that you

can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m or over

within 24 hours of your last dive (approx.

12:00noon). A 3 day snorkeling package is

also available at a cost of A$549 plus A$50

EMC payable locally – see contiki.com.au/

snorkel.

What’s included

2 nights resort accommodation

on nights 1 & 2

2 nights twin-share

accommodation on nights

3 & 4 onboard the boat

Transfers from Cairns

accommodation to training

centre & boat

8 meals:

3 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L)

& 2 dinners (D)

PADI ‘Open Water’ certifi cate &

manual

Log book

Scuba equipment

Important Info

An Australian diving medical certificate is

needed. It can be arranged at a cost of

A$55 on Day 1. Some taxes are payable

directly to Pro Dive at the end of the course

including the Environmental Management

charge at a cost of A$50. Course is open

age. If you’re staying at an alternative hotel

to Rydges Esplanade Resort prior to your

dive trip, you’ll need to let Pro Dive know in

order to arrange your transfer on day 1

(prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 5255).

Safety dictates that you can’t fly or go to

an altitude of 300m or over within 24 hours

of your last dive (approx. 12:00noon).

Single supplement (applicable for resort

only) A$119.


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Sydney

New Year

4 Days

What’s included

3 nights triple-share centrally

located hotel accommodation:

(more on p.16)

4 meals:

3 breakfasts (B)

1 dinner (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager

Harbour cruise to watch the New

Year fi reworks, with welcome drink,

nibbles & a DJ

Half-day guided sightseeing tour

of Sydney including Bondi Beach

Local taxes & service charges

Sydney Harbour jet boat

Explore

More

Optionals

Sydney

New Year

4 Days

A$1225pp*

A$307/day

contiki.com.au/sydney-new-year

Spend New Years Eve

in Sydney

Sydney’s New Years Eve celebration goes off! It’s

one of the most spectacular in the world & each

year, the balmy summer celebration centres

around the city’s famous harbour. With the

stunning Harbour Bridge as a backdrop, you’ll see

some of the most breathtaking fireworks ever, as

you ring in the New Year Down Under. To top it off,

the streets are filled with a young, colourful crowd

& all the bars, clubs, lounges & pubs are

absolutely pumping.

During the day, there’s loads to explore. Hit up

Bondi beach, chill at some of the city’s fantastic

restaurants, indulge in some incredible shopping

- the options are endless.

This tour gives you a few days in this cool city so

you can start the New Year Contiki-style!

Sydney Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, the Sydney

Harbour Bridge Learn to surf lesson on famous Bondi Beach

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: This afternoon check in to the

hotel. Later, meet up with your Tour

Manager & group & get to know your

new travel buddies over a drink & dinner.

Hotel (D)

Day 2: With sightseeing this morning you’ll

get to see all that Sydney has to offer,

including some of its eastern beaches,

like Bondi. Tonight, get ready to ring in

the New Year from a different angle, as

you board a Sydney harbour cruise. See

a light show & the city’s famous fi reworks

explode across the sky, complete with a

drink & tasty nibbles. There’s even an

on-board DJ so you can dance the

night away! Hotel (B)

Day 3: Happy New Year! Today is yours

to chill out. Have a late ‘recovery’ lunch

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then later in the afternoon you could

venture to Bondi Beach to soak up some

sun & get into the buzzing vibe of this

sunny city. Hotel (B)

Day 4: Your New Year’s adventure ends

after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell to

your new friends. (B)

When to go and how much

Code: SNYE 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Sydney Sydney pp*

2011

DEC 30 JAN 2 1225

* Prices above are triple-share.

Twin & single supplements available.

If you are travelling solo, we can set

you up with a same sex roommate at

no extra charge. Tour starts at 5:00pm,

check in from 3:00pm


Sydney Explorer

4 Days

A$285pp*

A$72/day

contiki.com.au/sydney

Optional

Whitsundays

Sailing

upgrade

contiki.com.au/ sailingwhitsundays

Sydney short break

package

Want a few extra days to get to know

this sexy & beautiful harbour city? Grab

a value-packed collection of extras,

activities & great accommodation with

our 3 night Sydney Explorer package. You

can book one before or after your tour;

or take one on its own without a tour.

Armed with your included city sightseeing

bus & Harbour passes, hop on & off at

heaps of hot spots in Australia’s largest

& most diverse city. Dunk yourself in

the Bondi surf, cruise by the Opera

House, take a ferry out to Manly, scale

the heights of the Harbour Bridge, lose

yourself in the cobbled streets of the

historic Rocks district or shop up a storm in

markets & boutiques around Paddington.

As well as having a world-famous harbour

& more than 70 sparkling beaches,

Sydney has an edgy multiculturalism that

fuels an amazing food scene & cutting

edge bar & club scene.

Check-in from 3.00pm

* Price quoted based on multi-share.

Single room supplement add A$285.

Twin-share supplement add A$79.

2 days Whitsundays

sailing upgrade

See The Whitsundays from your own

private yacht! This sailing option

upgrade is a great alternative to

spending 2 nights at Daydream Island

Resort, with the chance to spend 2

days & nights onboard a maxi yacht.

The Whitsundays is part of the Great

Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, with

over 90 mostly uninhabited National

Park islands, heavenly white beaches &

crystal clear waters. And sailing is a great

way to see it all!

If you want to learn about sailing, the

crew will teach you how to hoist the sails

& grind the winches, but if you’d prefer to

relax, sunbake & soak up the atmosphere

– you can leave the hard work to them.

Swim, snorkel, or laze your way around

this tropical paradise. The highlight will

defi nitely be a visit to Whitehaven Beach

(weather dependant). Introductory

& certifi ed diving is also available at

additional cost.

The trip returns just in time to enjoy the

island’s afternoon activities, evening fun

& a night on Daydream Island.

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Sydney Explorer

Whitsundays sailing

2 or 4 Days

What’s included

3 nights multi-share hotel

accommodation

3 meals:

3 breakfasts

City sightseeing bus & Harbour

passes

Sydney welcome pack

What’s included

2 nights multi-share

accommodation (no single or

twin-share)

6 meals:

2 breakfasts (B)

2 lunches (L)

2 dinners (D)

Dedicated & professional

onboard crew

Snorkeling equipment


Territory

& Outback

11 Days

From A$1499pp*

A$137/day

It’s your choice - travel from Alice Springs to Darwin,

or from Darwin to Alice Springs.

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

Only Contiki\ Includes

Alice Springs Aboriginal ‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ tour

Alice Springs Reptile Centre experience

Visit Royal Flying Doctor Base

Plus\ Special Stays

Kings Creek Station

contiki.com.au/territory

INDIAN OCEAN

Western Australia

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Kings Canyon Camel ride through an outback station

Uluru A guided helicopter flight over Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Alice Springs Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert &

MacDonnell Ranges

LITCHFIELD N.P

KINGS CANYON

THE OLGAS

DARWIN

KAKADU N.P

KATHERINE

1

2

1

MATARANKA

DALY WATERS

NORTHERN TERRITORY

DEVILS MARBLES

WYCLIFFE WELL

TI TREE

SIMPSONS GAP

1

2

2

ULURU

GREAT

AUSTRALIAN

BIGHT

1 TENNANT CREEK

South Australia

GULF OF

CARPENTARIA

ALICE SPRINGS

Queensland

New South Wales

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Katherine Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk

(Katherine) Gorge

Kakadu National Park Scenic flight over this World Heritage

Listed area

2


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Alice Springs

Meet up with your Contiki team & explore

the Outback’s unoffi cial capital, ‘The Alice’,

famous for its remote location, its Aussie

characters & its reputation as the national

hub for Aboriginal art. Hotel (D)

View the spectacular MacDonnell

ranges from ANZAC Hill

See the stunning Aboriginal site of

Simpsons Gap

See the dry Todd River which hosts the

annual Henley on Todd Regatta

Tour the Flying Doctor’s base

Hands-on reptile park experience

Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station

Get a cultural fi x as you visit members

of the Walpiri Aboriginal community, try

some ‘bush tucker’ & learn to throw a

boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek

Station where we’ll go local like real Aussie

‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in a

comfy swag.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost

City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’

Sleep under the stars in a traditional

Aussie ‘swag’

Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru

We hit the road & make our way to one

of the worlds most iconic sights, Uluru

(Ayer’s Rock). Watch the amazing colours

change as you experience this truly

incredible spot. Lodge (B)

Wake up to the smell of fresh cooked

bacon & eggs, just how you like it

See the 700 million year old Mt Conner

& Lake Amadeus

Day 4: Uluru

Watch shadows & changing colours at

play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up

icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around

‘The Rock’ for some close up angles &

stories of this amazing area & its Aboriginal

rock art. Lodge (B)

Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre

Hike the ‘Valley of the Winds’ at ‘Kata-

Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

See Uluru at sunrise & sunset

Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs

Say farewell to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National

Park as we head back to Alice Springs.

Maybe take a quad bike adventure, or

just chill out pool side & relax in the sun.

Hotel (B)

Enjoy a hearty barbeque ‘Big Brekkie’

Hike Kings Canyon

Day 6: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

Our journey to the ‘Top End’ begins as we

cross the Tropic of Capricorn en route to the

mining town of Tennant Creek. Hotel (B,D)

Keep your ‘eyes peeled’ for UFO’s at

Wycliffe Well

Visit the ‘Devils Marbles’

Day 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine

Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the oldest pub

in the Territory, take a dip in the refreshing

Mataranka thermal pools before reaching

the lush river town of Katherine. Hotel (B)

Chill out & swim at the Mataranka

thermal pools

Hear stories of ‘We of the Never Never’

Homestead

Day 8: Katherine to Kakadu National Park

Hike, walk, or take an optional boat trip

for an up close experience with dramatic

Katherine Gorge. Then it’s on to Kakadu

National Park via Edith Falls. Hotel (B,D)

Visit the stunning Katherine Gorge

Cool off with a swim at Edith Falls before

heading into World Heritage Listed

Kakadu National Park

Day 9: Kakadu National Park

You’ll be amazed by the beauty of Kakadu

& its variety of gorgeous landscapes,

wildlife & arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal

rock art found at places like Nourlangie

Rock & stunning Ubirr. Hotel (B)

Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art

Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Crocodile & wildlife cruise

Day 10: Kakadu National Park to Darwin

We make a stop at Litchfi eld National Park

for a swim in the gorgeous warm waters

of the famous Florence Falls & a look at

the incredible termite mounds found here.

Tonight, get a taste of the party lifestyle in

Darwin. Hotel (B)

Learn about the fascinating termite

mounds known to the area

Swim in the gorgeous waters of

Florence Falls

Day 11: Darwin

See the sights as you take a city tour, visit

the Darwin Museum & explore more of

the Northern Territory’s capital before the

tour ends. (B)

See the sites of Darwin on our guided

city tour

We visit the Darwin Museum, & learn

about Darwin’s unfortunate short history

including Cyclone Tracy & the WW11

bombings

Free time to explore Darwin, perhaps

jump on a jet boat ride in the Harbour,

or chill out on a sunset cruise

Katherine Gorge cruise

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu scenic flight

When to go and how much

Code: TEAD 2011/12

Start Finish A$

A.Springs Darwin pp*

2011

APR 3 APR 13 1585

MAY 1 MAY 11 1585

MAY 29 JUN 8 1585

JUN 26 JUL 6 1585

JUL 24 AUG 3 1545

AUG 21 AUG 31 1545

SEP 18 SEP 28 1545

OCT 16 OCT 26 1545

NOV 13 NOV 23 1499

DEC 11 DEC 21 1499

2012

JAN 8 JAN 18 1499

FEB 5 FEB 15 1499

MAR 4 MAR 14 1499

APR 1 APR 11 1615

APR 29 MAY 9 1615

MAY 27 JUN 6 1615

JUN 24 JUL 4 1615

JUL 22 AUG 1 1589

AUG 19 AUG 29 1589

SEP 16 SEP 26 1589

Code: TEDA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Darwin A.Springs pp*

2011

MAR 23 APR 2 1585

APR 20 APR 30 1585

MAY 18 MAY 28 1585

JUN 15 JUN 25 1585

JUL 13 JUL 23 1545

AUG 10 AUG 20 1545

SEP 7 SEP 17 1545

OCT 5 OCT 15 1545

NOV 2 NOV 12 1499

NOV 30 DEC 10 1499

DEC 28 JAN 7 1499

2012

JAN 25 FEB 4 1499

FEB 22 MAR 3 1499

MAR 21 MAR 31 1499

APR 18 APR 28 1615

MAY 16 MAY 26 1615

JUN 13 JUN 23 1615

JUL 11 JUL 21 1589

AUG 8 AUG 18 1589

SEP 5 SEP 15 1589

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$899/add A$295 twin-share.

TEAD: Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm.

TEDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 9:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

Visit a reptile park

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Australia

Northern

Territory

Territory &

Outback

11 Days

What’s included

10 nights multi-share

accommodation:

7 nights in hotels

2 nights in a lodge

1 night in an outback bush camp

in a comfy Aussie Swag

(more on p.16)

14 meals:

10 breakfasts (B)

4 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 2

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$159. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$79.

See p.11 for details.


40

Australia

Northern

Territory

Alice &

Kakadu

6 Days

What’s included

5 nights multi-share hotel

accommodation:

(more on p.16)

7 meals:

5 breakfasts (B)

2 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes &

service charges

Number of World 1

Heritage sites visited

\

visit contiki.com.au/kakadu-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Explore

More

Optionals

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$99. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$49.

See p.11 for details.

Choose your

direction

Your choice - travel from Darwin to

Alice Springs, or from Alice Springs

to Darwin.

See Ancient Aboriginal rock art

LITCHFIELD N.P

1 DARWIN

2 KAKADU N.P

1 KATHERINE

MATARANKA

DALY WATERS

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 TENNANT CREEK

DEVILS MARBLES

WYCLIFFE WELL

TI TREE

ALICE SPRINGS

GULF OF

CARPENTARIA

When to go and how much

Code: AKDA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Darwin A.Springs pp*

2011

MAR 23 MAR 28 969

APR 20 APR 25 969

MAY 18 MAY 23 969

JUN 15 JUN 20 969

JUL 13 JUL 18 945

AUG 10 AUG 15 945

SEP 7 SEP 12 945

OCT 5 OCT 10 945

NOV 2 NOV 7 925

NOV 30 DEC 5 925

DEC 28 JAN 2 925

2012

JAN 25 JAN 30 925

FEB 22 FEB 27 925

MAR 21 MAR 26 925

APR 18 APR 23 989

MAY 16 MAY 21 989

JUN 13 JUN 18 989

JUL 11 JUL 16 975

AUG 8 AUG 13 975

SEP 5 SEP 10 975

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Code: AKAD 2011/12

Start Finish A$

A.Springs Darwin pp*

2011

APR 8 APR 13 969

MAY 6 MAY 11 969

JUN 3 JUN 8 969

JUL 1 JUL 6 945

JUL 29 AUG 3 945

AUG 26 AUG 31 945

SEP 23 SEP 28 945

OCT 21 OCT 26 945

NOV 18 NOV 23 925

DEC 16 DEC 21 925

2012

JAN 13 JAN 18 925

FEB 10 FEB 15 925

MAR 9 MAR 14 925

APR 6 APR 11 989

MAY 4 MAY 9 989

JUN 1 JUN 6 989

JUN 29 JUL 4 989

JUL 27 AUG 1 975

AUG 24 AUG 29 975

SEP 21 SEP 26 975

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$485/add A$149

twin-share.

AKDA: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Alice Springs 2:00pm.

AKAD: Start Alice Springs 9:00am & end Darwin 6:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

Kakadu National Park Scenic flight over this World Heritage

Listed area

Alice &

Kakadu

6 Days

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Darwin & Litchfi eld National Park

Delve into the Northern Territory’s best kept

secret, Litchfi eld National Park & plunge

into the cool pool of water below Florence

Falls. Head back to Darwin & get ready for

a night out on the town. Hotel

See the unique, huge termite mounds

See Litchfi eld’s rainforests & sandstone

formations

Enjoy a swim at Florence Falls

Day 2: Darwin to Kakadu National Park

Today, hit the streets of tropical Darwin, an

exotic, diverse place that combines East

& West & attracts people from all over the

country. Later we’ll wind our way to Kakadu

National Park. Hotel (B,D)

Darwin city tour

See Darwin Harbour & the East Point

Military Reserve

Visit Darwin Museum, home to the

Cyclone Tracy display

Day 3: Kakadu National Park

Be stunned by the ecological ‘jewel’ of

Kakadu & its variety of superb landscapes,

abundance of wildlife & arguably

Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art found at

places like Nourlangie Rock. Hotel (B)

Walk & see the Aboriginal rock art

Visit the Warradjan Aboriginal

Cultural Centre

Wildlife cruise to see crocodiles &

native birds

Day 4: Kakadu National Park to

Katherine

Continue on, via Edith Falls, to the lush

river town of Katherine. On the way, stop

& walk, or take an optional boat trip for

an up close experience with dramatic

Katherine Gorge. Hotel (B)

Visit mighty Katherine Gorge & see the

sheer rock walls & wildlife

Day 5: Katherine to Tennant Creek

Chill out with a refreshing swim at

Mataranka before stopping & ‘knocking

one back’ at the oldest pub in the Territory.

Tonight, stay in Tennant Creek surrounded

by million-acre cattle stations & local

Aboriginal communities. (B,D)

Swim in the Mataranka thermal pools

Visit Elsey, the historic ’We of the Never

Never’ homestead

Visit Daly Waters - famous outback pub

Stay in the ‘true blue’ Aussie outback

town of Tennant Creek

Day 6: Tennant Creek to Alice Springs

Experience the age-old, mythological

Devils Marbles rocks before crossing the

Tropic of Capricorn & arriving in Alice

Springs where the tour ends & it’s time to

say farewell to your new friends. (B)

Maybe sight a UFO in Wycliffe Well!

See Aboriginal art & didgeridoos in Ti

Tree’s local art gallery

Termite mounds, Litchfield National Park Kakadu National Park

1

From A$925pp*

A$155/day

contiki.com.au/kakadu

Katherine Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk

(Katherine) Gorge


Alice &

Uluru

5 Days

From A$789pp*

A$158/day

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Alice Springs

Meet up with your Contiki team & explore

the Outback’s unoffi cial capital, ‘The Alice’,

famous for its remote location, local Aussie

characters & Aboriginal art. You can even

get up close to native wildlife at a reptile

park. Hotel (D)

View the spectacular MacDonnell

ranges from ANZAC Hill

See the stunning Aboriginal site of

Simpsons Gap

See the dry Todd River which hosts the

annual Henley on Todd Regatta

Tour the Flying Doctor’s base

Hands-on reptile park experience

Day 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek Station

Get a cultural fi x as you visit members

of the Walpiri Aboriginal community, try

some ‘bush tucker’ & learn to throw a

boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek

Station where we’ll go local like real Aussie

‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in a

comfy swag.

Contiki Special Stay (B,D)

Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost

City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’

Sleep under the stars in a traditional

Aussie ‘swag’

Day 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru

We hit the road & make our way to one

of the worlds most iconic sights, Uluru

(Ayer’s Rock). Watch the amazing colours

change as you experience this truly

incredible spot. Lodge (B)

Wake up to the smell of fresh cooked

bacon & eggs, just how you like it

See the 700 million year old Mt Conner

& Lake Amadeus

Explore

More

Optionals

contiki.com.au/uluru

Day 4: Uluru

Watch shadows & changing colours at

play as the sun rises over Australia’s pin up

icon, Uluru. Take a chance to walk around

‘The Rock’ for some close up angles &

stories of this amazing area & its Aboriginal

rock art. Lodge (B)

Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre

Hike the ‘Valley of the Winds’ at ‘Kata-

Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

See Uluru at sunrise & sunset

Day 5: Uluru to Alice Springs

Say farewell to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National

Park as we head back to Alice Springs

where your tour ends this afternoon. (B)

Enjoy a hearty barbeque ‘Big Brekkie’

MacDonnell Range Hot air balloon ride

\

visit contiki.com.au/uluru-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Kings Canyon Explore Kings Creek Station on a quad-bike

Scenic helicopter flight over the Canyon

Uluru Take a ‘wild’ ride on a Harley Davidson around Uluru

Champagne sunset drinks & nibbles

Quad biking adventure

NORTHERN TERRITORY

SIMPSONS GAP

KINGS CANYON 1

1 ALICE SPRINGS

THE OLGAS 2

ULURU

When to go and how much

Code: AEDA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

A.Springs A.Springs pp*

2011

MAR 28 APR 1 829

APR 25 APR 29 829

MAY 23 MAY 27 829

JUN 20 JUN 24 829

JUL 18 JUL 22 809

AUG 15 AUG 19 809

SEP 12 SEP 16 809

OCT 10 OCT 14 809

NOV 7 NOV 11 789

DEC 5 DEC 9 789

2012

JAN 2 JAN 6 789

JAN 30 FEB 3 789

FEB 27 MAR 2 789

MAR 26 MAR 30 789

APR 23 APR 27 845

MAY 21 MAY 25 845

JUN 18 JUN 22 845

JUL 16 JUL 20 829

AUG 13 AUG 17 829

SEP 10 SEP 14 829

Code: AEAD 2011/12

Start Finish A$

A.Springs A.Springs pp*

2011

APR 3 APR 7 829

MAY 1 MAY 5 829

MAY 29 JUN 2 829

JUN 26 JUN 30 829

JUL 24 JUL 28 809

AUG 21 AUG 25 809

SEP 18 SEP 22 809

OCT 16 OCT 20 809

NOV 13 NOV 17 789

DEC 11 DEC 15 789

2012

JAN 8 JAN 12 789

FEB 5 FEB 9 789

MAR 4 MAR 8 789

APR 1 APR 5 845

APR 29 MAY 3 845

MAY 27 MAY 31 845

JUN 24 JUN 28 845

JUL 22 JUL 26 829

AUG 19 AUG 23 829

SEP 16 SEP 20 829

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$379/add A$119

twin-share.

AEDA:

Start Alice Springs 1:30pm & end Alice Springs 5:00pm.

AEAD:

Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Alice Springs 5:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

1

41

Australia

Northern

Territory

Alice &

Uluru

5 Days

What’s included

4 nights multi-share

accommodation:

1 night in a hotel

2 nights in a lodge

1 night on an outback bush camp

in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’

(more on p.16)

6 meals:

4 breakfasts (B)

2 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

National Park fees, local taxes

& service charges

Number of World 1

Heritage sites visited

Only Contiki\ Includes

Alice Springs Reptile Centre

experience

Visit Royal Flying Doctor Base

Alice Springs Aboriginal

‘Dreamtime Bushtucker’ tour

Plus\ Special Stay

Kings Creek Station

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$79. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$39.

See p.11 for details.

Alice Springs Dawn hot air balloon flight over the desert &

MacDonnell Ranges


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Stunning scenery, unlimited

adventures & great people.

It’s all part of what makes travelling to

New Zealand a must-do. And Contiki’s no

different. We’ve been travelling the world

since 1962 & we’ve perfected the art of travel

for 18-35s.

It’s your choice\

With 8 tours to choose from, there’s a Contiki

adventure that’s perfect for you. From 3-15

days & with trips covering the North Island & the

South Island (or both!) – you’re guaranteed to

find a tour to suit. With loads of departure dates

& different start & end cities, we give you the

flexibility to holiday your way.

NZ, Contiki & you\

We know what you’re after when you travel,

so we make sure we bring the real New

Zealand to life for you. Your passionate Tour

Manager & Driver, plus our Customer Service

teams, are all committed to giving you

amazing travel experiences. Because we’ve

got the expertise to take you further & essential

local knowledge that you can’t get from a

guidebook, we get you off the tourist trails & in

to the heart of the true NZ.

Experience more\

An exclusive ride on Queenstown’s Shotover

Jet, take a dip in the Franz Josef Glacier

hotpools or a stroll through Taupo’s active

Craters. Learn the Haka & sip a beer at

Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Ale House, plus

more. What’s even better? It’s all included.

We take the hassle out of travelling & because

of our experience, we’ll hook you up with some

must-do inclusions & great deals too, so it’s easy.

Take a look at p.10 to see how Contiki stacks up

& check our great deals on p.11.

Remember, if you book

early you save money!

More free time\

On top of all our inclusions, we still make

sure there’s plenty of time off the itinerary to

experience exactly what you want.

Whether it’s throwing yourself off a bungy, black

water rafting in Waitomo or just kicking back with

a drink, you get free time every day. We’ve put

together a load of tempting Optional Activities,

so you’ll never be short of ideas. Think skydiving,

zorbing & horse trekking to sailing trips, luging,

skiing or boarding plus more. We’ve got loads of

options on hand so you really get the most out

of your trip. See p.46-47 for more.

Do it local\

Travelling isn’t just about amazing experiences

& great memories - it’s about getting that

essential local angle on the places you visit.

So when you travel with us, we’ll show you the

real New Zealand. From experiencing a Maori

cultural performance to finding that special

swimming spot in the Bay of Islands or partying

with the locals in Taupo – it’s all about getting

off the beaten track. Our on-road team are all

Kiwi’s too - so you’ll be hard pressed to find

someone better to show you around.

Amazing places to stay\

When you travel with Contiki in NZ you’ll experience

some amazing accommodation. Stay in centrally

located hotels with fantastic facilities, comfy beds

& great extras like swimming pools & WiFi. See

p.44 for a taste of what you’ll enjoy.

,


Experience\

New Zealand\

Endless adrenalin, action,

culture & adventure...

1\Amazing Country.

2\Incredible Islands.

8\Awesome Tours.

1\Contiki.

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LOADS

OF DEFINITE

DEPARTURES &

MORE ADDED

EVERY WEEK

check contiki.com.au

for more info


Sleep easy\

Get ready to indulge in some top Kiwi cuisine

when you travel with us. We include breakfast

everyday & some dinners, but we don’t include

every meal (especially lunches) for a reason.

It’s about giving you more independence & a

chance to go local, while having the fl exibility

to suit your budget too.

We’ve included some extra special meals in your

tour price, like a champagne BBQ dinner in the

Bay of Islands, a traditional Maori ‘Hangi’ in

Comfort, great locations & facilities are what makes our New

Zealand accommodation so exceptional. From well located

hotels to a rainforest retreat in Franz Josef, it’s all about mixing

it up when you travel with us.

Special places to stay Wake up overlooking Lake Wakitipu in Queenstown, stay in the

heart of Franz Josef Glacier Village & maybe play a spot of pool in the bar. Chill out in the

Bay of Islands at a resort hotel by the beach, or experience the cool Auckland vibes at a

hotel in the heart of the city’s downtown area, plus many more.

Great comfort & top locations When you stay in the city, our hotels are central, so there’s

more time to get out & explore. They’re always comfy, with great facilities like pools, gyms,

in-room TV’s, laundry facilities, fl uffy towels & WiFi.

Going solo? It’s your choice – you can twin-share with a mate, or opt for the privacy of

your own room for a little extra, it’s up to you. We don’t charge single supplements for solo

travellers either – with quad-share rooms, we’ll mix you up with some same sex room-mates.

Taste

New Zealand\

01

Rotorua & delicious pizza dinner at one of

Queenstown’s iconic bars & restaurants. We’ve

included meals at some local restaurants in the

tour price too, so you can really get a taste for

the places you visit. And when you’re out &

about & going local, try some kiwi favourites like

fi sh & chips or mouth watering NZ lamb.

No matter what your tastes (or even your dietary

requirement - just tell your Tour Manager at the start

of your tour), you’ll love what we have to serve up.

01 Wake up to stunning views at Lake Ohau Lodge

02 Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef

03 Rainforest Retreat, Franz Josef

04 Tanoa Aspen Hotel, Queenstown

02

03

04

G


Only Contiki...

Includes more\

O

You’ve saved hard for your holiday so to guarantee you get the most out of your trip,

we’ve included loads of cool stuff, for no extra cost. They’re NZ’s must do’s, like speeding

the canyons of Queenstown on a Shotover Jet ride, learning a traditional Maori ‘Haka’

then taking a dip in some glacial hotpools, plus loads more.

Travelling is about seeing, touching & tasting the places you visit. It’s about getting the most

out of your holiday (& your money), getting up close to the must-see sights & having a great

time along the way. Wherever you are, we’ll line up trips to some not-to-be-missed sights &

some entry fees too, plus we get you in faster, so you have more time to see & discover.

You won’t just ‘tick the box’ when you travel with us. Only Contiki includes a bunch of

exclusive experiences. Ride the iconic Shotover Jet, sip Champagne in the Bay of Islands,

visit Dunedin’s Speights Ale House (and that’s just the start). So look out for them beside the

map on the tour pages.

And there’s even more value with Contiki—there’s no extra cost if you’re travelling solo

& if you want a little privacy then you always have the option of twin-share or your own

room for a little extra.

Travel New Zealand with us & enjoy, we’ll hook you up with some great places to stay. Think

well located hotels with great facilities that you’ll love, like the stylish Mecure Hotel

in Auckland, less than a minutes walk from the CBD, a hotel overlooking Lake Wakitipu in

Queenstown & a hotel in Rotorua right next to one of the world’s best spa facilities (so it’s

perfect for a late night dip!).

Indulging in some great local food is one of the highlights of any holiday. We include some

extra special meals, like a pizza dinner at one of Queenstown’s most popular restaurants &

traditional ‘Hangi’, whilst still giving you plenty of time to seek out & discover the best local

cuisine for yourself (like New Zealand lamb, of course!).

ENJOY

LOADS OF

INCLUDED

HIGHLIGHTS

WITH

CONTIKI

Exclusive ride on the worldfamous

Shotover Jet, Queenstown

45


46

Explore More\

Do more with your free time\

It’s no secret that New Zealand is known for its adventure

activities, amazing scenery & all round adrenalin rush! To

make sure you get the most out of your trip, we give you

lots of free time & have put together a load of other

activities & experiences that are not to be missed. Want to

throw yourself off a bridge on a bungy? Want to go

horseriding, fi shing or relax in a spa? It’s up to you.

Free time means time to do free stuff too, like shop, go for

a stroll or simply sit back & soak up the atmosphere.

Our trips are designed to ensure you have loads of free

time so you can choose to do what you want & spend

what you want too. It’s about fl exibility, coupled with an

endless amount of NZ adventures at your fi ngertips.

As well as all our included highlights & exclusive

experiences – we’ve hand picked loads of Explore More

optional activities & Kiwi must-do’s, negotiated great

prices & we’ll organize it all for you, so it’s easy! Get an

adrenalin fi x on a 109m canyon swing, ride a quad bike at

the top of a mountain & ride a zorb ball. You can also

choose to take a day break from Queenstown & cruise

Milford Sound fi ords to spot wildlife, or discover the

locations from the Lord of the Rings fi lms, plus more.

01 02

03

01 Spot whales as you cruise stunning Milford Sound

(more on p.54-55)

02 Quad biking adventure

03 Bungy!

NB. It’s important that you check your insurance includes your

participation in adventure activities & be aware that some of

our optionals can be physically demanding & therefore

involve some risk.


Go for it & create

your own adventure.

horse trek in the Bay of Islands/spot kiwi birds at Rainbow Springs/jetboat

ride to Taupo’s Huka Falls/chill out in a spa resort/125kph nevis arc sky

swing/Wairarapa wine trail/Lord of the Rings tour/black water rafting in

Waitomo/Heli hike ride in Fox Glacier/skydive over Rotorua/party cruise

on Lake Taupo/Dart River wilderness safari/quadbiking adventure in

Queenstown/aj hackett bungy/scenic flight over Mt Cook/Bay of Islands

fishing trip/parasailing adventure in Paihia/zorbing in Rotorua/seal coast

safari in Wellington/whitewater rafting on the Kawarau River and many more…

To find Explore More choices, look for the orange

panel on the bottom of every tour page.

For a full list of optional activities

for each tour go to:

contiki.com.au/exploremore

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Grand

Explorer

15 Days

From A$1815pp*

A$121/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to A$60 if you travel

from Christchurch to Auckland.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Bay of Islands BBQ dinner & champagne

Ferry ride & guided historical walking tour of Russell

Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance

in Rotorua

Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters

Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride

Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef

Thrilling Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown

Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory

Tour & tasting at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Brewery

contiki.com.au/grand-explorer

MILFORD SOUND

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER 1

HAAST PASS

QUEENSTOWN 3

\

visit contiki.com.au/grand-explorer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Bay of islands Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading

& sand dune ‘surfing’ Fishing trip

Waitomo Black water rafting through underground caves

Rotorua Guided walk through the bush to spot Kiwis

Wellington Day trip to major ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie locations

s

HOKITIKA

LAKE TEKAPO

TASMAN SEA

1 LAKE OHAU

ARTHUR’S

PASS

1

1 DUNEDIN

NINETY MILE

BEACH

PICTON

BAY OF ISLANDS

2

AUCKLAND

WAITOMO CAVES

SOUTH ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

KAIKOURA COAST

RUSSELL

CHRISTCHURCH

PACIFIC OCEAN

PARRY KAURI PARK

ROTORUA

1 1

HUKA FALLS

1

NORTH ISLAND

TONGARIRO N.P

TAUPO

2 WELLINGTON

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike (gear provided)

Queenstown Tandem skydive AJ Hackett bungy jump

Skyswing 400m above the town

Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook

Milford Sound Cruise stunning Milford Sound (more on p.54-55)

1


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands

Meet up with your Contiki team & head

to the idyllic Northland region, with its

laidback, endless-summer lifestyle. Later,

chill out in seaside Paihia. Hotel (D)

Venture across Auckland’s Harbour

Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbour

made famous by the America’s Cup

See Auckland’s Sky Tower

Free time in Parry Kauri Park, home to

many ancient giant kauri trees

Day 2: Bay of Islands

Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one

of NZ’s top natural playgrounds – chill out

on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands,

or try out some watersports. Hotel (B)

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo

Circle back to Auckland. After lunch,

roll through the lush, green countryside

to Waitomo, with it’s amazing limestone

formations & a visit to the glittering

Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D)

Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub

Kiwi BBQ dinner

Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua

Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you

enter Rotorua, NZ’s most dynamic thermal

area & a cultural centre of the native

Maori people. Hotel (B,D)

Rotorua city tour

Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun &

interactive farm experience

Hangi & cultural concert

Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo

Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area

& fi nd yourself in Taupo. This area offers

some great back-to-nature & adventure

activities. Resort (B)

See raging Huka Falls

View Lake Taupo - a vast, water-fi lled

crater created from a volcanic blast

& New Zealand’s largest lake

Day 6: Taupo to Wellington

Journey through World Heritage Listed

Tongariro National Park, to the vibrant

capital city. Hotel (B)

See the dramatic volcanic landscape

made famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’

See the still active volcano - Mt Ruapehu

Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views

Day 7: Wellington

Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbour

views, eclectic shopping & thriving nightlife.

Hotel (B)

See even more of the sights made

famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’

Day 8: Wellington to Christchurch

Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to a

whole different world on the South Island.

Travel down the stunning Kaikoura

13 Day

option for the

Grand Explorer

From A$1725pp*

A$133/day

Stuck for time?

We’ve got a shorter, 13 day version

of the 15 day Grand Explorer tour that

ends in Queenstown.

For 13 day tour price - deduct A$230

from price in the price box.

coastline, to the charmingly English city of

Christchurch. Hotel (B)

Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic

Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds

Visit a seal colony

Day 9: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier

Venture through the majestic Southern Alps

& along the rugged West Coast to Hokitika

& later on to Franz Josef. Lodge (B,D)

Christchurch city tour

Scenic drive through Arthur’s Pass

See traditional Maori greenstone carving

Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown

Explore the icy slopes of Franz Josef &

Fox Glaciers. Then hit the road for the

breathtaking Southern Lakes & adventure

hub Queenstown. Hotel (B)

Drive through Westland National Park

featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests

Stunning drive through the Southern Alps;

see Lake Hawea & the Crown Range

Days 11-12: Queenstown

You’ve got 2 free days to explore the

‘World’s Adventure Capital’. Experience

atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars &

a picture postcard lakeside setting that

will blow your mind! Hotel (B)(B,D)

Queenstown tour

See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak

mountain ranges

Days 11-12: Ski

Queenstown option

Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski

mountains around Queenstown? You

can if you’re travelling in July or August!

Choose to ski or board for 2 full days - we

can even organise ski equipment &

lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B,D)

Day 13: Queenstown to Dunedin

Drop into cute Arrowtown, ride the Shotover

Jet then maybe opt for an adrenalin rush

at the original home of bungy! Later, it’s

a change of scene as we head to the

student hub, Dunedin. Hotel (B)

Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting

Take a spin on the Shotover Jet

Day 14: Dunedin to Lake Ohau

Stop at Moeraki for a look at the massive

boulders located right by the beach.

Later, it’s onto Lake Ohau for views of Mt

Cook & the Southern Alps. Lodge (B,D)

See the world’s steepest street

Visit historic Oamaru, Benmore Dam &

Omarama

Tour & taste at the Cadbury chocolate

factory

Day 15: Lake Ohau to Christchurch

Opt in for an amazing scenic fl ight over

Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie

Country back to Christchurch where the

tour ends. (B)

Twin room supplement: A$145.

Single room supplement: A$735.

Code: ex Auckland: NDZA.

Start 12:00 noon/End 10:00am.

13 day tour ends at Tanoa Aspen

Hotel in Queenstown.

Please note: Departures marked in the

price panel with will be 14 days, deduct

A$100 from the price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: A$145.

Single room supplement: A$735.

14 day tour ends at Queenstown

airport.

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months in

advance you save A$169. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save A$85. See p.11 for details.

Hole in the Rock fastboat

When to go and how much

Code: NGZA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Auckland C’church pp*

2011

APR 9 APR 23 1899

APR 21 MAY 5 1899

MAY 3 MAY 17 1899

MAY 15 MAY 29 1899

MAY 27 JUN 10 1899

JUN 8 JUN 22 1899

JUN 20 JUL 4 1899

JUL 2 JUL 16 1875

JUL 14 JUL 28 1875

JUL 26 AUG 9 1875

AUG 7 AUG 21 1875

AUG 19 SEP 2 1875

AUG 31 SEP 14 1875

SEP 12 SEP 26 1955

SEP 24 OCT 8 1955

OCT 6 OCT 20 1955

OCT 18 NOV 1 1955

OCT 26 NOV 9 1955

NOV 3 NOV 17 1955

NOV 11 NOV 25 1955

NOV 19 DEC 3 1999

NOV 27 DEC 11 1999

DEC 5 DEC 19 1999

DEC 9 DEC 23 1999

DEC 13 DEC 27 1999

DEC 17 DEC 31 1999

DEC 21 JAN 4 1999

DEC 25 JAN 8 1999

DEC 29 JAN 12 1999

2012

JAN 2 JAN 16 1999

JAN 6 JAN 20 1999

JAN 10 JAN 24 1999

JAN 14 JAN 28 1999

JAN 18 FEB 1 1999

JAN 22 FEB 5 1999

JAN 26 FEB 9 1999

JAN 30 FEB 13 1999

FEB 3 FEB 17 1999

FEB 7 FEB 21 1999

FEB 11 FEB 25 1999

FEB 15 FEB 29 1999

FEB 19 MAR 4 1999

FEB 23 MAR 8 1999

FEB 27 MAR 12 1999

MAR 2 MAR 16 1999

MAR 14 MAR 28 1999

MAR 26 APR 9 1999

APR 7 APR 21 1975

APR 19 MAY 3 1975

MAY 1 MAY 15 1975

MAY 13 MAY 27 1975

MAY 25 JUN 8 1975

JUN 6 JUN 20 1975

JUN 18 JUL 2 1975

JUN 30 JUL 14 1975

JUL 12 JUL 26 1955

JUL 24 AUG 7 1955

AUG 5 AUG 19 1955

AUG 17 AUG 31 1955

AUG 29 SEP 12 1955

SEP 10 SEP 24 1955

SEP 22 OCT 6 1955

Code: NGZC 2011/12

Start Finish A$

C’church Auckland pp*

2011

APR 9 APR 23 1839

APR 21 MAY 5 1839

MAY 3 MAY 17 1839

MAY 15 MAY 29 1839

MAY 27 JUN 10 1839

JUN 8 JUN 22 1839

JUN 20 JUL 4 1839

JUL 2 JUL 16 1815

JUL 14 JUL 28 1815

JUL 26 AUG 9 1815

AUG 7 AUG 21 1815

AUG 19 SEP 2 1815

AUG 31 SEP 14 1815

SEP 12 SEP 26 1815

SEP 24 OCT 8 1815

OCT 6 OCT 20 1895

OCT 18 NOV 1 1895

OCT 26 NOV 9 1895

NOV 3 NOV 17 1895

NOV 11 NOV 25 1895

NOV 19 DEC 3 1939

NOV 27 DEC 11 1939

DEC 5 DEC 19 1939

DEC 9 DEC 23 1939

DEC 13 DEC 27 1939

DEC 17 DEC 31 1939

DEC 21 JAN 4 1949

DEC 25 JAN 8 1949

DEC 29 JAN 12 1949

2012

JAN 2 JAN 16 1949

JAN 6 JAN 20 1949

JAN 10 JAN 24 1949

JAN 14 JAN 28 1939

JAN 18 FEB 1 1939

JAN 22 FEB 5 1939

JAN 26 FEB 9 1939

JAN 30 FEB 13 1939

FEB 3 FEB 17 1939

FEB 7 FEB 21 1939

FEB 11 FEB 25 1939

FEB 15 FEB 29 1939

FEB 19 MAR 4 1939

FEB 23 MAR 8 1939

FEB 27 MAR 12 1939

MAR 2 MAR 16 1939

MAR 14 MAR 28 1939

MAR 26 APR 9 1939

APR 7 APR 21 1915

APR 19 MAY 3 1915

MAY 1 MAY 15 1915

MAY 13 MAY 27 1915

MAY 25 JUN 8 1915

JUN 6 JUN 20 1915

JUN 18 JUL 2 1915

JUN 30 JUL 14 1915

JUL 12 JUL 26 1895

JUL 24 AUG 7 1895

AUG 5 AUG 19 1895

AUG 17 AUG 31 1895

AUG 29 SEP 12 1895

SEP 10 SEP 24 1895

SEP 22 OCT 6 1895

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$785/add A$179 twin-share.

NGZA:

Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm.

NGZC:

Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon.

These tours feature a revised days 13 -14 itinerary to

include an overnight stay in Milford Sound. The itinerary

is day 13: Queenstown to Milford Sound, day 14:

Milford Sound to Lake Ohau, day 15: Lake Ohau to

Christchurch & days 1-12 as per itinerary above.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

49

New

Zealand

Grand

Explorer

15 Days

What’s included

14 nights multi-share

accommodation:

11 nights in hotels & resorts

3 nights in lodges

(more on p.44)

20 meals:

14 breakfasts (B)

6 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service

charges

Number of World 1

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$199. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$99.

See p.11 for details.

Milford Sound

highlight optional\

Take a break & try something

different – a day trip & boat cruise

on the stunning Milford Sound. This

slice of paradise is known for its

gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales

& dolphins & incredible scenery.

For more info see the explore more

highlight optional box on p.54-55.


Grand

Adventurer

13 Days

From A$1615pp*

A$125/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to A$40 if you travel

from Christchurch to Auckland.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance

in Rotorua

Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters

Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride

Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef

Thrilling Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown

Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory

Tour & tasting at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Brewery

contiki.com.au/grand-adventurer

MILFORD SOUND

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER 1

HAAST PASS

QUEENSTOWN 3

\

visit contiki.com.au/grand-adventurer-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Waitomo See the famous glowworms & rock formations

Rotorua Skyline gondola & luge rides Guided walk through the

bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras

Lake Taupo Rocks ‘n’ Ropes adventure course

Wellington Quad biking adventure ‘Hop on/hop off’ city tour

s

HOKITIKA

LAKE TEKAPO

TASMAN SEA

1 LAKE OHAU

1 DUNEDIN

NINETY MILE

BEACH

ARTHUR’S

PASS

PICTON

AUCKLAND

WAITOMO CAVES 1 1 ROTORUA

TAUPO

SOUTH ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

KAIKOURA COAST

1 CHRISTCHURCH

PACIFIC OCEAN

HUKA FALLS

1

NORTH ISLAND

TONGARIRO N.P

2 WELLINGTON

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Fox Glacier Heli-hike tour Fly to & walk on the glacier

Queenstown Whitewater rafting Bungy jumping

Lake Tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt. Cook,

NZ’s highest peak

Milford Sound Cruise stunning Milford Sound (more on p.54-55)

1


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Auckland to Waitomo

Meet up with your Contiki team & roll

through lush, green countryside to

Waitomo, with its amazing limestone

formations & a chance to visit to the

glittering Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (D)

Enjoy a typical New Zealand country pub

Kiwi BBQ

Day 2: Waitomo to Rotorua

Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you

enter Rotorua, NZ’s most dynamic thermal

area & a cultural centre of the native

Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or

chow down at a traditional Maori hangi &

cultural concert. Hotel (B)

Rotorua city tour

Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun &

interactive farm experience, with Kiwi

farm animals & their world famous

sheep show

Day 3: Rotorua to Taupo

Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area

& fi nd yourself in Taupo, nestled among

spectacular natural wonders. This area

offers some great back-to-nature &

adventure activities. Resort (B)

See raging Huka Falls

View Lake Taupo - a vast, water-fi lled

crater created from a volcanic blast &

New Zealand’s largest lake

Day 4: Taupo to Wellington

Journey through World Heritage Listed

Tongariro National Park, to the vibrant

capital & the coolest bar & club scene

in NZ. Hotel (B)

See the dramatic volcanic landscape

made famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’

See the still active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu

Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views

Day 5: Wellington

Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive

harbour views, steep hills & red hot

arts scene complete with hip bars,

eclectic shopping & thriving late night

entertainment. Hotel (B)

See even more of the sights made

famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’

Day 6: Wellington to Christchurch

Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to

a whole different world on the South

Island. Travel down the stunning Kaikoura

coastline through the country’s largest

wine region to the charmingly English city

of Christchurch. Hotel (B)

Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic

Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds

Visit a seal colony

Day 7: Christchurch to Franz Josef

Glacier

Venture through the majestic Southern Alps

& along the rugged West Coast to

11 Day

option for the

Grand Adventurer

From A$1455pp*

A$133/day

Stuck for time?

We’ve got a shorter, 11 day

version of the 13 day Grand Adventurer

tour that ends in Queenstown.

For 11 day tour price - deduct A$235

from price in the price box.

Hokitika. Then later, it’s on to Franz Josef.

Lodge (B,D)

Christchurch city tour

Scenic drive through Arthur’s Pass

See traditional Maori greenstone carving

Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier to

Queenstown

Explore the icy slopes of Franz Josef

& Fox Glaciers. Then hit the road for

the breathtaking Southern Lakes &

Queenstown. Hotel (B)

Drive through Westland National Park

featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests

Stunning drive through the Southern Alps;

see Lake Hawea & the Crown Range

Days 9-10: Queenstown

You’ve got 2 free days to explore the

‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless

list of activities. Not to mention its

atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars & a

picture postcard lakeside setting that will

blow your mind! Hotel (B)(B,D)

Queenstown tour

See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak

mountain ranges

Days 9-10: Ski

Queenstown option

Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great

ski mountains around Queenstown?

You can if you’re travelling in July or

August! You can choose to ski or board

for 2 full days - we can even organise

ski equipment & lessons for you.

Hotel. (B)(B,D)

Day 11: Queenstown to Dunedin

Drop into cute Arrowtown, ride the Shotover

Jet then maybe opt for an adrenalin rush

at the original home of bungy! Later, it’s

a change of scene as we head to the

student hub, Dunedin. Hotel (B)

Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting

Take a spin on the Shotover Jet

Day 12: Dunedin to Lake Ohau

Stop at Moeraki for a look at the massive

boulders located right by the beach. Later,

it’s onto Lake Ohau for stunning views of Mt

Cook & the Southern Alps. Lodge (B,D)

See the world’s steepest street

Visit historic Oamaru, Benmore Dam &

Omarama

Tour & taste at the Cadbury chocolate

factory

Day 13: Lake Ohau to Christchurch

Opt in for an amazing scenic fl ight over

Mt. Cook. Then cut through Mackenzie

Country back to Chirstchurch where the

tour ends & its time to say farewell to your

new friends. (B)

See the beautiful turquoise waters of

glacial Lake Tekapo

Twin room supplement: A$119.

Single room supplement: A$589.

Code: ex Auckland: NBZA.

Start 12:00 noon/End 10:00am.

11 day tour starts or ends at Tanoa

Aspen Hotel.

Please note: Departures marked in the

price panel with will be 12 days, deduct

A$100 from the price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: A$119.

Single room supplement: A$589.

12 day tour ends at Queenstown

airport.

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months in

advance you save A$149. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save A$75. See p.11 for details.

Maori cultural show & ‘Hangi’ meal

When to go and how much

Code: NPZA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Auckland C’church pp*

2011

APR 11 APR 23 1679

APR 23 MAY 5 1679

MAY 5 MAY 17 1679

MAY 17 MAY 29 1679

MAY 29 JUN 10 1679

JUN 10 JUN 22 1679

JUN 22 JUL 4 1679

JUL 4 JUL 16 1655

JUL 16 JUL 28 1655

JUL 28 AUG 9 1655

AUG 9 AUG 21 1655

AUG 21 SEP 2 1655

SEP 2 SEP 14 1655

SEP 14 SEP 26 1690

SEP 26 OCT 8 1690

OCT 8 OCT 20 1735

OCT 20 NOV 1 1735

OCT 28 NOV 9 1735

NOV 5 NOV 17 1735

NOV 13 NOV 25 1735

NOV 21 DEC 3 1775

NOV 29 DEC 11 1775

DEC 7 DEC 19 1775

DEC 11 DEC 23 1775

DEC 15 DEC 27 1775

DEC 19 DEC 31 1775

DEC 23 JAN 4 1775

DEC 27 JAN 8 1775

DEC 31 JAN 12 1775

2012

JAN 4 JAN 16 1775

JAN 8 JAN 20 1775

JAN 12 JAN 24 1775

JAN 16 JAN 28 1775

JAN 20 FEB 1 1775

JAN 24 FEB 5 1775

JAN 28 FEB 9 1775

FEB 1 FEB 13 1775

FEB 5 FEB 17 1775

FEB 9 FEB 21 1775

FEB 13 FEB 25 1775

FEB 17 FEB 29 1775

FEB 21 MAR 4 1775

FEB 25 MAR 8 1775

FEB 29 MAR 12 1775

MAR 4 MAR 16 1775

MAR 16 MAR 28 1775

MAR 28 APR 9 1775

APR 9 APR 21 1750

APR 21 MAY 3 1750

MAY 3 MAY 15 1750

MAY 15 MAY 27 1750

MAY 27 JUN 8 1750

JUN 8 JUN 20 1750

JUN 20 JUL 2 1750

JUL 2 JUL 14 1735

JUL 14 JUL 26 1735

JUL 26 AUG 7 1735

AUG 7 AUG 19 1735

AUG 19 AUG 31 1735

AUG 31 SEP 12 1735

SEP 12 SEP 24 1735

SEP 24 OCT 6 1735

Code: NPZC 2011/12

Start Finish A$

C’church Auckland pp*

2011

APR 9 APR 21 1639

APR 21 MAY 3 1639

MAY 3 MAY 15 1639

MAY 15 MAY 27 1639

MAY 27 JUN 8 1639

JUN 8 JUN 20 1639

JUN 20 JUL 2 1639

JUL 2 JUL 14 1615

JUL 14 JUL 26 1615

JUL 26 AUG 7 1615

AUG 7 AUG 19 1615

AUG 19 AUG 31 1615

AUG 31 SEP 12 1615

SEP 12 SEP 24 1615

SEP 24 OCT 6 1615

OCT 6 OCT 18 1650

OCT 18 OCT 30 1650

OCT 26 NOV 7 1650

NOV 3 NOV 15 1650

NOV 11 NOV 23 1650

NOV 19 DEC 1 1695

NOV 27 DEC 9 1695

DEC 5 DEC 17 1695

DEC 9 DEC 21 1695

DEC 13 DEC 25 1695

DEC 17 DEC 29 1695

DEC 21 JAN 2 1750

DEC 25 JAN 6 1750

DEC 29 JAN 10 1750

2012

JAN 2 JAN 14 1750

JAN 6 JAN 18 1750

JAN 10 JAN 22 1750

JAN 14 JAN 26 1735

JAN 18 JAN 30 1735

JAN 22 FEB 3 1735

JAN 26 FEB 7 1735

JAN 30 FEB 11 1735

FEB 3 FEB 15 1735

FEB 7 FEB 19 1735

FEB 11 FEB 23 1735

FEB 15 FEB 27 1735

FEB 19 MAR 2 1735

FEB 23 MAR 6 1735

FEB 27 MAR 10 1735

MAR 2 MAR 14 1735

MAR 14 MAR 26 1735

MAR 26 APR 7 1735

APR 7 APR 19 1710

APR 19 MAY 1 1710

MAY 1 MAY 13 1710

MAY 13 MAY 25 1710

MAY 25 JUN 6 1710

JUN 6 JUN 18 1710

JUN 18 JUN 30 1710

JUN 30 JUL 12 1710

JUL 12 JUL 24 1695

JUL 24 AUG 5 1695

AUG 5 AUG 17 1695

AUG 17 AUG 29 1695

AUG 29 SEP 10 1695

SEP 10 SEP 22 1695

SEP 22 OCT 4 1695

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$655/add A$155 twin-share.

NPZA:

Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm.

NPZC:

Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon.

These tours feature a revised days 11-12 itinerary to

include an overnight stay in Milford Sound. The itinerary

is day 11: Queenstown to Milford Sound, day 12:

Milford Sound to Lake Ohau, day 13: Lake Ohau to

Christchurch & days 1-10 as per itinerary above.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

51

New

Zealand

Grand

Adventurer

13 Days

What’s included

12 nights multi-share

accommodation:

9 nights in hotels & resorts

3 nights in lodges

(more on p.44)

17 meals:

12 breakfasts (B)

5 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service

charges

Number of World 1

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$179. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$89.

See p.11 for details.

Milford Sound

highlight optional\

Take a break & try something

different – a day trip & boat cruise

on the stunning Milford Sound. This

slice of paradise is known for its

gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales

& dolphins & incredible scenery.

For more info see the explore more

highlight optional box on p.54-55.


Northern

Highlights

8 Days

From A$995pp*

A$125/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction CHOOSE YOUR

It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to A$25 if you travel

from Christchurch to Auckland.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Bay of Islands BBQ dinner & champagne

Ferry ride & guided historical walking tour of Russell

Traditional Maori Hangi & dance performance

in Rotorua

Geothermal walk through Taupo’s active craters

Urban Wellington walk & cable car ride

contiki.com.au/north

\

visit contiki.com.au/north-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Bay of Islands Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling with

lunch Ocean kayaking adventure to Haruru Falls

Waitomo Guided tours of Ruakuri or Waitomo Caves to see the

famous glowworms & rock formations Black water rafting in a

rubber ring through underground caves

TASMAN SEA

NINETY MILE

BEACH

PICTON

CHRISTCHURCH

BAY OF ISLANDS

2

AUCKLAND

PARRY KAURI PARK

WAITOMO CAVES 1 1 ROTORUA

SOUTH ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

KAIKOURA COAST

RUSSELL

TAUPO 1

NORTH ISLAND

HUKA FALLS

TONGARIRO N.P

2 WELLINGTON

PACIFIC OCEAN

DIRECTION

Rotorua Become a ‘zorbonaut’ & race down a hill inside a

man-size, transparent zorb ball

Lake Taupo Jet boat ride to Huka Falls Fun evening lake cruise

including fishing & karaoke!

Wellington Quad biking through rugged, outback bushland


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands

Meet up with your Contiki team & head

up to the idyllic & green Northland region

with its laidback, endless-summer lifestyle.

Later, chill out for the night in the Bay of

Islands in seaside Paihia. Hotel (D)

Venture across Auckland’s Harbour

Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbour

made famous by the America’s Cup

See Auckland’s Sky Tower

Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home

to a national treasure of ancient, giant

kauri trees

Day 2: Bay of Islands

Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one

of NZ’s top natural playgrounds – chill out

on the beach, visit the Maori tribal lands,

or try out some watersports – there’s heaps

on offer. Hotel (B)

Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi

See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi

Maori

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo

Circle back to Auckland. After lunch,

roll through the lush, green countryside

to Waitomo, with its amazing limestone

formations & a visit to the glittering

Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D)

Enjoy a traditional New Zealand

country pub

Kiwi BBQ

Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua

Catch a sniff of sulphur in the air as you

enter Rotorua, NZ’s most dynamic thermal

area & a cultural centre of the native

Maori people. Soak in hot, bubbly pools or

chow down at a traditional Maori hangi &

cultural concert. Hotel (B,D)

Catamaran cruise, Bay of Islands

6 Day

option for the

Northern Highlights

From A$725pp*

A$121/day

Got more time?

We’ve got a shorter, 6 day version

of the 8 day Northern Highlights

tour that starts or ends in Wellington.

Rotorua city tour

Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun &

interactive experience showcasing Kiwi

farming, farm animals & a world famous

sheep show

Day 5: Rotorua to Taupo

Travel through the volcanic Wairakei area

& fi nd yourself in Taupo, nestled among

spectacular natural wonders & offering

some great back-to-nature & adventure

activities. Resort (B)

See raging Huka Falls

View Lake Taupo - a vast, water-fi lled

crater created from a volcanic blast

& New Zealand’s largest lake

Day 6: Taupo to Wellington

Journey through World Heritage Listed

Tongariro National Park en route to NZ’s

vibrant capital & the trendiest bar & club

scenes in the country. Hotel (B)

See the dramatic volcanic landscape

made famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’

See the still active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu

Wellington city tour

Visit Mt. Victoria for panoramic views

Day 7: Wellington

Check out ‘Windy Welly’s’ impressive harbour

views, steep hills & red hot arts scene

complete with hip bars, eclectic shopping

& thriving late night entertainment. Hotel (B)

See even more of the sights made

famous in the ‘Lord of the Rings’

Day 8: Wellington to Christchurch

Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to the

South Island. Travel down the stunning

Kaikoura coastline through the country’s

largest wine region to Christchurch where

the tour ends & it’s time to say farewell to

your new friends. (B)

Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic

Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds

Visit a seal colony on the Kaikoura coast

For 6 day tour price - deduct up to

A$270 from price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: A$65.

Single room supplement: A$319.

Code: ex Auckland: NNZA.

Start 12:00 noon/End 6:00pm.

Code: ex Wellington: NNZC.

Start 7:30am/End 12:00 noon.

6 day tour starts or ends at Abel

Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months in

advance you save A$79. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save A$39. See p.11 for details.

When to go and how much

Code: NNHA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Auckland C’church pp*

2011

APR 9 APR 16 1050

APR 21 APR 28 1050

MAY 3 MAY 10 1050

MAY 15 MAY 22 1050

MAY 27 JUN 3 1050

JUN 8 JUN 15 1050

JUN 20 JUN 27 1050

JUL 2 JUL 9 1020

JUL 14 JUL 21 1020

JUL 26 AUG 2 1020

AUG 7 AUG 14 1020

AUG 19 AUG 26 1020

AUG 31 SEP 7 1020

SEP 12 SEP 19 1035

SEP 24 OCT 1 1035

OCT 6 OCT 13 1060

OCT 18 OCT 25 1060

OCT 26 NOV 2 1060

NOV 3 NOV 10 1060

NOV 11 NOV 18 1060

NOV 19 NOV 26 1090

NOV 27 DEC 4 1090

DEC 5 DEC 12 1090

DEC 9 DEC 16 1090

DEC 13 DEC 20 1090

DEC 17 DEC 24 1090

DEC 21 DEC 28 1090

DEC 25 JAN 1 1090

DEC 29 JAN 5 1090

2012

JAN 2 JAN 9 1090

JAN 6 JAN 13 1090

JAN 10 JAN 17 1090

JAN 14 JAN 21 1090

JAN 18 JAN 25 1090

JAN 22 JAN 29 1090

JAN 26 FEB 2 1090

JAN 30 FEB 6 1090

FEB 3 FEB 10 1090

FEB 7 FEB 14 1090

FEB 11 FEB 18 1090

FEB 15 FEB 22 1090

FEB 19 FEB 26 1090

FEB 23 MAR 1 1090

FEB 27 MAR 5 1090

MAR 2 MAR 9 1090

MAR 14 MAR 21 1090

MAR 26 APR 2 1090

APR 7 APR 14 1070

APR 19 APR 26 1070

MAY 1 MAY 8 1070

MAY 13 MAY 20 1070

MAY 25 JUN 1 1070

JUN 6 JUN 13 1070

JUN 18 JUN 25 1070

JUN 30 JUL 7 1070

JUL 12 JUL 19 1060

JUL 24 JUL 31 1060

AUG 5 AUG 12 1060

AUG 17 AUG 24 1060

AUG 29 SEP 5 1060

SEP 10 SEP 17 1060

SEP 22 SEP 29 1060

Code: NNHC 2011/12

Start Finish A$

C’church Auckland pp*

2011

APR 16 APR 23 1025

APR 28 MAY 5 1025

MAY 10 MAY 17 1025

MAY 22 MAY 29 1025

JUN 3 JUN 10 1025

JUN 15 JUN 22 1025

JUN 27 JUL 4 1025

JUL 9 JUL 16 995

JUL 21 JUL 28 995

AUG 2 AUG 9 995

AUG 14 AUG 21 995

AUG 26 SEP 2 995

SEP 7 SEP 14 995

SEP 19 SEP 26 995

OCT 1 OCT 8 995

OCT 13 OCT 20 1035

OCT 25 NOV 1 1035

NOV 2 NOV 9 1035

NOV 10 NOV 17 1035

NOV 18 NOV 25 1065

NOV 26 DEC 3 1065

DEC 4 DEC 11 1065

DEC 12 DEC 19 1065

DEC 16 DEC 23 1065

DEC 20 DEC 27 1075

DEC 24 DEC 31 1075

DEC 28 JAN 4 1075

2012

JAN 1 JAN 8 1075

JAN 5 JAN 12 1075

JAN 9 JAN 16 1075

JAN 13 JAN 20 1065

JAN 17 JAN 24 1065

JAN 21 JAN 28 1065

JAN 25 FEB 1 1065

JAN 29 FEB 5 1065

FEB 2 FEB 9 1065

FEB 6 FEB 13 1065

FEB 10 FEB 17 1065

FEB 14 FEB 21 1065

FEB 18 FEB 25 1065

FEB 22 FEB 29 1065

FEB 26 MAR 4 1065

MAR 1 MAR 8 1065

MAR 5 MAR 12 1065

MAR 9 MAR 16 1065

MAR 21 MAR 28 1065

APR 2 APR 9 1045

APR 14 APR 21 1045

APR 26 MAY 3 1045

MAY 8 MAY 15 1045

MAY 20 MAY 27 1045

JUN 1 JUN 8 1045

JUN 13 JUN 20 1045

JUN 25 JUL 2 1045

JUL 7 JUL 14 1035

JUL 19 JUL 26 1035

JUL 31 AUG 7 1035

AUG 12 AUG 19 1035

AUG 24 AUG 31 1035

SEP 5 SEP 12 1035

SEP 17 SEP 24 1035

SEP 29 OCT 6 1035

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$429/add A$85 twin-share.

NNHA:

Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Christchurch 6:00pm.

NNHC:

Start Christchurch 7:00am & end Auckland 12:00 noon.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

Ride the Huka Jet, Taupo

53

New

Zealand

Northern

Highlights

8 Days

What’s included

7 nights multi-share

accommodation:

5 nights in hotels

1 night in a resort

1 night in a lodge

(more on p.44)

10 meals:

7 breakfasts (B)

3 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service

charges

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$109. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$55.

See p.11 for details.


Scenic

Southern

7 Days

From A$885pp*

A$127/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

You can start this tour in Christchurch or Wellington

& travel it in reverse.

Only Contiki\ Includes

Rainforest hotpool swim in Franz Josef

Thrilling Shotover Jet ride in Queenstown

Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

Visit the Cadbury chocolate factory

Tour & tasting at Dunedin’s iconic Speight’s Brewery

contiki.com.au/south

\

visit contiki.com.au/south-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

MILFORD SOUND

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER 1

HAAST PASS

QUEENSTOWN 3

Lake tekapo Scenic flight past glaciers & Mt Cook, NZ’s highest

peak or Kawarau Rivers

Queenstown Thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River

Canyon swing on a giant rope across the Shotover River, 109m up!

HOKITIKA

LAKE TEKAPO

1 LAKE OHAU

1 DUNEDIN

ARTHUR’S

PASS

TASMAN SEA

PICTON

SOUTH ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

CHRISTCHURCH

PACIFIC OCEAN

KAIKOURA COAST

NORTH ISLAND

WELLINGTON

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself (gear

provided) Heli-hike tour Fly to & walk on the glacier Scenic

helicopter flight to see Mt Cook & land on Fox Glacier

Milford Sound highlight optional Cruise stunning Milford Sound

1


Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau

Meet up with your Contiki team & set out

for Lake Ohau this morning. On the way,

cut through surreal Mackenzie Country,

snap a picture of glacial Lake Tekapo’s

brilliant turquoise water & catch a glimpse

of impressive Mt. Cook. Lodge (D)

Day 2: Lake Ohau to Dunedin

Enjoy stunning views of Mt Cook & the

Southern Alps. Stop at Moeraki for a look at

the massive boulders located right by the

beach on the way to Dunedin. Hotel (B)

Tour & taste at the Cadbury chocolate

factory

Visit historic Oamaru, Benmore Dam

& Omarama

See the world’s steepest street

Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting

Day 3: Dunedin to Queenstown

It’s a change of scene as we leave the

student hub, Dunedin. Drop into cute

Arrowtown, ride the Shotover Jet then

maybe opt for an adrenalin rush at the

original home of bungy! Hotel (B)

Take a spin on the Shotover Jet

Days 4-5: Queenstown

You’ve got 2 free days to explore the

‘World’s Adventure Capital’ & its endless

list of activities. Not to mention its

atmospheric restaurants, rocking bars &

a picture postcard lakeside setting that

will blow your mind! Hotel (B)(B,D)

Queenstown tour

8 Day

option for the

Scenic Southern

From A$1045pp*

A$131/day

Got more time?

We’ve got a longer, 8 day version of the

7 day Scenic Southern tour that starts or

ends in Wellington.

See The Remarkables & Coronet Peak

mountain ranges

Days 4-5: Ski

Queenstown option

Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski

mountains around Queenstown? You can

if you’re travelling in July or August! You

can choose to ski or board for 2 full days

- we can even organise ski equipment

& lessons for you. Hotel. (B)(B,D)

Day 6: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

Hit the road & pass the last of the

breathtaking Southern Lakes area & up

over Haast Pass to icy terrain of the Franz

Josef & Fox Glacier region. Lodge (B,D)

Drive through Westland National Park

featuring glaciers & ancient rainforests

Stunning drive through the Southern Alps

Day 7: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch

Venture along the rugged West Coast

up to Hokitika & then through the majestic

Southern Alps on an amazing drive

back to the charmingly English city of

Christchurch where you’ll have free time

to explore. (B)

See traditional Maori greenstone

carving

Scenic drive through Arthur’s Pass

National Park

Christchurch city tour

Please note: This is the itinerary for the tour code

NSZC. The NSZA itinerary operates in reverse.

For 8 day tour price - add up to

A$160 to price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: A$85.

Single room supplement: A$355.

Code: ex Christchurch: NSHC.

Start 8:00am/End 6:00pm.

Code: ex Wellington: NSHA.

Start 7:00am/End 6:00pm.

8 day tour starts or ends at Abel

Tasman Hotel in Wellington.

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months in

advance you save A$109. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save A$55. See p.11 for details.

Milford Sound highlight optional\

If you’ve done a bungy, rafted, quadbiked & jetboated your way around

Queenstown - why not mix it up & take a day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

We’ll drive you to this stunning area, then jump on-board a boat & cruise these

incredible waters to experience this slice of paradise. Keep your eyes peeled for

whales, dolphins & seals amongst this incredible scenery. You can choose to take

the coach back to Queenstown, or there’s also the option to fl y - it is up to you.

Experience it for yourself!

Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting

When to go and how much

Code: NSZC 2011/12

Start Finish A$

C’church C’church pp*

2011

APR 9 APR 15 899

APR 21 APR 27 899

MAY 3 MAY 9 899

MAY 15 MAY 21 899

MAY 27 JUN 2 899

JUN 8 JUN 14 899

JUN 20 JUN 26 899

JUL 2 JUL 8 885

JUL 14 JUL 20 885

JUL 26 AUG 1 885

AUG 7 AUG 13 885

AUG 19 AUG 25 885

AUG 31 SEP 6 885

SEP 12 SEP 18 885

SEP 24 SEP 30 885

OCT 6 OCT 12 935

OCT 18 OCT 24 935

OCT 26 NOV 1 935

NOV 3 NOV 9 935

NOV 11 NOV 17 935

NOV 19 NOV 25 959

NOV 27 DEC 3 959

DEC 5 DEC 11 959

DEC 9 DEC 15 959

DEC 13 DEC 19 959

DEC 17 DEC 23 959

DEC 21 DEC 27 959

DEC 25 DEC 31 959

DEC 29 JAN 4 959

2012

JAN 2 JAN 8 959

JAN 6 JAN 12 959

JAN 10 JAN 16 959

JAN 14 JAN 20 959

JAN 18 JAN 24 959

JAN 22 JAN 28 959

JAN 26 FEB 1 959

JAN 30 FEB 5 959

FEB 3 FEB 9 959

FEB 7 FEB 13 959

FEB 11 FEB 17 959

FEB 15 FEB 21 959

FEB 19 FEB 25 959

FEB 23 FEB 29 959

FEB 27 MAR 4 959

MAR 2 MAR 8 959

MAR 14 MAR 20 959

MAR 26 APR 1 959

APR 7 APR 13 945

APR 19 APR 25 945

MAY 1 MAY 7 945

MAY 13 MAY 19 945

MAY 25 MAY 31 945

JUN 6 JUN 12 945

JUN 18 JUN 24 945

JUN 30 JUL 6 945

JUL 12 JUL 18 935

JUL 24 JUL 30 935

AUG 5 AUG 11 935

AUG 17 AUG 23 935

AUG 29 SEP 4 935

SEP 10 SEP 16 935

SEP 22 SEP 28 935

Code: NSZA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

C’church C’church pp*

2011

APR 17 APR 23 899

APR 29 MAY 5 899

MAY 11 MAY 17 899

MAY 23 MAY 29 899

JUN 4 JUN 10 899

JUN 16 JUN 22 899

JUN 28 JUL 4 899

JUL 10 JUL 16 885

JUL 22 JUL 28 885

AUG 3 AUG 9 885

AUG 15 AUG 21 885

AUG 27 SEP 2 885

SEP 8 SEP 14 885

SEP 20 SEP 26 935

OCT 2 OCT 8 935

OCT 14 OCT 20 935

OCT 26 NOV 1 935

NOV 3 NOV 9 935

NOV 11 NOV 17 935

NOV 19 NOV 25 959

NOV 27 DEC 3 959

DEC 5 DEC 11 959

DEC 13 DEC 19 959

DEC 17 DEC 23 959

DEC 21 DEC 27 959

DEC 25 DEC 31 959

DEC 29 JAN 4 959

2012

JAN 2 JAN 8 959

JAN 6 JAN 12 959

JAN 10 JAN 16 959

JAN 14 JAN 20 959

JAN 18 JAN 24 959

JAN 22 JAN 28 959

JAN 26 FEB 1 959

JAN 30 FEB 5 959

FEB 3 FEB 9 959

FEB 7 FEB 13 959

FEB 11 FEB 17 959

FEB 15 FEB 21 959

FEB 19 FEB 25 959

FEB 23 FEB 29 959

FEB 27 MAR 4 959

MAR 2 MAR 8 959

MAR 6 MAR 12 959

MAR 10 MAR 16 959

MAR 22 MAR 28 959

APR 3 APR 9 945

APR 15 APR 21 945

APR 27 MAY 3 945

MAY 9 MAY 15 945

MAY 21 MAY 27 945

JUN 2 JUN 8 945

JUN 14 JUN 20 945

JUN 26 JUL 2 945

JUL 8 JUL 14 935

JUL 20 JUL 26 935

AUG 1 AUG 7 935

AUG 13 AUG 19 935

AUG 25 AUG 31 935

SEP 6 SEP 12 935

SEP 18 SEP 24 935

SEP 30 OCT 6 935

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$295/add A$75 twin-share.

NSZC:

Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm.

NSZA:

Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Christchurch 6:00pm.

These tours feature a revised days 2-3 itinerary to

include an overnight stay in Milford Sound. The itinerary

is day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau, day 2: Lake Ohau

to Milford Sound, day 3: Milford Sound to Queenstown

& days 4-7 as per itinerary above.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

55

New

Zealand

Scenic

Southern

7 Days

What’s included

6 nights multi-share

accommodation:

4 nights in hotels & resorts

2 nights in lodges

(more on p.44)

9 meals:

6 breakfasts (B)

3 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service

charges

Number of World 1

Heritage sites visited

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$99. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$49.

See p.11 for details.


56

New

Zealand

Bay of

Islands

3 Days

What’s included

2 nights multi-share hotel

accommodation:

(more on p.44)

3 meals:

2 breakfasts (B)

1 dinner (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service

charges

Only Contiki\ Includes

Bay of Islands BBQ dinner &

champagne

Ferry ride & guided historical

walking tour of Russell

Sand dune surfing Dolphin swimming

\

visit contiki.com.au/bay-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Explore

More

Optionals

Parasailing!

NINETY MILE

BEACH

TASMAN SEA

BAY OF ISLANDS

2

AUCKLAND

RUSSELL

PARRY KAURI PARK

NORTH ISLAND

When to go and how much

Code: NCZA/NCZC 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Auckland Auckland pp*

2011

APR 9 APR 11 290

APR 21 APR 23 290

MAY 3 MAY 5 290

MAY 15 MAY 17 290

MAY 27 MAY 29 290

JUN 8 JUN 10 290

JUN 20 JUN 22 290

JUL 2 JUL 4 285

JUL 14 JUL 16 285

JUL 26 JUL 28 285

AUG 7 AUG 9 285

AUG 19 AUG 21 285

AUG 31 SEP 2 285

SEP 12 SEP 14 285

SEP 24 SEP 26 285

OCT 6 OCT 8 285

OCT 18 OCT 20 285

OCT 26 OCT 28 285

OCT 30 NOV 1 285

NOV 3 NOV 5 285

NOV 7 NOV 9 285

NOV 11 NOV 13 285

NOV 15 NOV 17 285

NOV 19 NOV 21 295

NOV 23 NOV 25 295

NOV 27 NOV 29 295

DEC 1 DEC 3 295

DEC 5 DEC 7 295

DEC 9 DEC 11 295

DEC 13 DEC 15 295

DEC 17 DEC 19 295

DEC 21 DEC 23 295

DEC 25 DEC 27 295

DEC 29 DEC 31 295

Start Finish A$

Auckland Auckland pp*

2012

JAN 2 JAN 4 295

JAN 6 JAN 8 295

JAN 10 JAN 12 295

JAN 14 JAN 16 295

JAN 18 JAN 20 295

JAN 22 JAN 24 295

JAN 26 JAN 28 295

JAN 30 FEB 1 295

FEB 3 FEB 5 295

FEB 7 FEB 9 295

FEB 11 FEB 13 295

FEB 15 FEB 17 295

FEB 19 FEB 21 295

FEB 23 FEB 25 295

FEB 27 FEB 29 295

MAR 2 MAR 4 295

MAR 6 MAR 8 295

MAR 10 MAR 12 295

MAR 14 MAR 16 295

MAR 26 MAR 28 295

APR 7 APR 9 289

APR 19 APR 21 289

MAY 1 MAY 3 289

MAY 13 MAY 15 289

MAY 25 MAY 27 289

JUN 6 JUN 8 289

JUN 18 JUN 20 289

JUN 30 JUL 2 289

JUL 12 JUL 14 285

JUL 24 JUL 26 285

AUG 5 AUG 7 285

AUG 17 AUG 19 285

AUG 29 AUG 31 285

SEP 10 SEP 12 285

SEP 22 SEP 24 285

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$139/add A$30 twin-share.

Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Auckland 12:00 noon.

The tour code for these dates is NCZC only.

The tour code for these dates is NCZA only.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

Bay of Islands Ocean kayaking adventure to Haruru Falls Swim

with the dolphins Exciting ‘Fastboat’ trip through the ‘Hole in

the Rock’ Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ with off-roading &

sand dune ‘surfing’

Bay of

Islands

3 Days

From A$285pp*

A$95/day

contiki.com.au/bay

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands

Meet up with your Contiki Team in New

Zealand’s largest city & head north up

the coast to the idyllic & green Northland

region. This area is a favourite holiday

destination with the Kiwi’s because of

its never-ending beaches & laidback,

endless-summer lifestyle. On the way,

stop & walk through a forest reserve with

fascinating & uniquely Kiwi, Kauri Trees.

These ancient trees can get seriously

massive - you’d need 8m arms to wrap

yourself around them! Tonight, take it easy

at a seaside resort in Paihia & experience

the beauty & spectacular scenery of the

Bay of Islands. Hotel (D)

Venture across Auckland’s Harbour

Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbour

made famous by the America’s Cup

See Auckland’s Sky Tower

Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home

to a national treasure of ancient,

giant Kauri Trees

Day 2: Bay of Islands

Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as

one of New Zealand’s top natural

playgrounds & getting out on the water

is a must! Opt in for a sea kayaking

adventure, dive in & swim with the

dolphins, parasail over the beautiful

turquoise waters, or speed through the

‘Hole in the Rock’ on a fast boat through

the islands. This area is also a place rich

in Maori culture. Explore their Tribal Lands

& learn more about the region’s history

as the nation’s birthplace. Later, take

your pick from one of the area’s many

stunning beaches & chill out under

the sun. Hotel (B)

Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi

See the Tribal Lands of the Nga

Puhi Maori

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Auckland

Wrap up your sun-fi lled days in ‘The Bay’

& return to the big city. Head south

through the unspoilt Northland countryside

& catch some excellent city & harbour

views before the tour ends around

lunchtime. Swap emails & it’s time to

say farewell to your new friends. (B)


Sun &

Steam

5 Days

From A$619pp*

A$124/day

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands

Meet up with your Contiki Team in New

Zealand’s largest city & head north up

the coast to the idyllic & green Northland

region. This area is a favourite holiday

destination with the Kiwi’s because of

its never-ending beaches & laidback,

endless-summer lifestyle. Tonight, take

it easy at a seaside resort in Paihia &

experience the beauty & spectacular

scenery of the Bay of Islands. Hotel (D)

Venture across Auckland’s Harbour

Bridge & see the ‘City of Sails’ harbour

made famous by the America’s Cup

See Auckland’s Sky Tower

Free time in Parry Kauri Park – home

to a national treasure of ancient,

giant Kauri Trees

Day 2: Bay of Islands

Undeniably pretty, this region ranks as one

of New Zealand’s top natural playgrounds &

getting out on the water is a must! Opt in for

a sea kayaking adventure, dive in & swim

with the dolphins, parasail over the beautiful

turquoise waters, or speed through the

“Hole in the Rock” on a fast boat through

the islands. This area is also a place rich

in Maori culture. Explore their Tribal Lands

& learn more about the region’s history

as the nation’s birthplace. Later, take your

pick from one of the area’s many stunning

beaches & chill out under the sun. Hotel (B)

Sightseeing tours of Paihia & Waitangi

See the Tribal Lands of the Nga Puhi Maori

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Waitomo

Circle back to Auckland, with it’s panoramic

location right on a harbour & surrounded

by outer islands. After lunch, roll through the

lush, green countryside to Waitomo. There’s

over 300 caves in the area, with some

Explore

More

Optionals

contiki.com.au/steam

unique attractions like amazing limestone

formations & glowing bugs at the glittering

Glowworm Grotto. Lodge (B,D)

Enjoy a traditional New Zealand

country pub

Kiwi BBQ

Day 4: Waitomo to Rotorua

See even more amazing scenery today enroute

to Rotorua. Catch a sniff of sulphur in

the air as you enter Rotorua, New Zealand’s

most dynamic thermal area & a cultural

centre of the native Maori people. Soak

in hot, bubbly pools or chow down at a

traditional Maori hangi & concert. Hotel (B,D)

Rotorua city tour

Visit Agrodome Theme Park, a fun &

interactive experience showcasing

Kiwi farming, farm animals & a world

famous sheep show

Day 5: Rotorua to Auckland

You’ll be collected by a transfer coach to

head through the Waitomo countryside

back to Auckland where the tour ends

when you arrive in the late afternoon. (B)

Please note: The transfer from Rotorua to Auckland

is not operated by Contiki, but a third party operator.

Guided bush walk

\

visit contiki.com.au/steam-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Bay of Islands Catamaran sailing, swimming & snorkelling

with lunch

Waitomo Black water rafting in a rubber ring through

underground caves

NINETY MILE

BEACH

TASMAN SEA

BAY OF ISLANDS

2

AUCKLAND

RUSSELL

WAITOMO CAVES 1

COOK STRAIT

PARRY KAURI PARK

NORTH ISLAND

1 ROTORUA

When to go and how much

Code: NRZA 2011/12

Start Finish A$

Auckland Auckland pp*

2011

APR 9 APR 13 629

APR 21 APR 25 629

MAY 3 MAY 7 629

MAY 15 MAY 19 629

MAY 27 MAY 31 629

JUN 8 JUN 12 629

JUN 20 JUN 24 629

JUL 2 JUL 6 619

JUL 14 JUL 18 619

JUL 26 JUL 30 619

AUG 7 AUG 11 619

AUG 19 AUG 23 619

AUG 31 SEP 4 619

SEP 12 SEP 16 619

SEP 24 SEP 28 619

OCT 6 OCT 10 629

OCT 18 OCT 22 629

OCT 26 OCT 30 629

NOV 3 NOV 7 629

NOV 11 NOV 15 629

NOV 19 NOV 23 649

NOV 27 DEC 1 649

DEC 5 DEC 9 649

DEC 9 DEC 13 649

DEC 13 DEC 17 649

DEC 17 DEC 21 649

DEC 21 DEC 25 649

DEC 25 DEC 29 649

DEC 29 JAN 2 649

Start Finish A$

Auckland Auckland pp*

2012

JAN 2 JAN 6 649

JAN 6 JAN 10 649

JAN 10 JAN 14 649

JAN 14 JAN 18 649

JAN 18 JAN 22 649

JAN 22 JAN 26 649

JAN 26 JAN 30 649

JAN 30 FEB 3 649

FEB 3 FEB 7 649

FEB 7 FEB 11 649

FEB 11 FEB 15 649

FEB 15 FEB 19 649

FEB 19 FEB 23 649

FEB 23 FEB 27 649

FEB 27 MAR 2 649

MAR 2 MAR 6 649

MAR 14 MAR 18 649

MAR 26 MAR 30 649

APR 7 APR 11 639

APR 19 APR 23 639

MAY 1 MAY 5 639

MAY 13 MAY 17 639

MAY 25 MAY 29 639

JUN 6 JUN 10 639

JUN 18 JUN 22 639

JUN 30 JUL 4 639

JUL 12 JUL 16 635

JUL 24 JUL 28 635

AUG 5 AUG 9 635

AUG 17 AUG 21 635

AUG 29 SEP 2 635

SEP 10 SEP 14 635

SEP 22 SEP 26 635

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add A$239/add A$50 twin-share.

Start Auckland 12:00 noon & end Auckland 6:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

New

Zealand

Sun &

Steam

5 Days

What’s included

57

4 nights multi-share

accommodation:

3 nights in hotels

1 night in a lodge

(more on p.44)

7 meals:

4 breakfasts (B)

3 dinners (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service

charges

Only Contiki\ Includes

Bay of Islands BBQ dinner &

champagne

Ferry ride & guided historical

walking tour of Russell

Traditional Maori Hangi & dance

performance in Rotorua

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

A$59. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save A$29.

See p.11 for details.

Rotorua Skyline gondola & luge rides Guided walk through

the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras


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New

Zealand

Ultimate Winter

Adventure

7 Days

What’s included

6 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation:

(more on p.44)

9 meals:

6 breakfasts (B)

3 dinner (D)

An experienced & professional

Tour Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

Sightseeing tours of all major cities

Hotel tips, local taxes & service

charges

Number of World 1

Heritage sites visited

Only Contiki\ Includes

Rainforest hotpool swim in

Franz Josef

Thrilling Shotover Jet ride in

Queenstown

Queenstown Skyline gondola ride

\

visit contiki.com.au/nzski-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

Explore

More

Optionals

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

up to A$119. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save up to A$59.

See p.11 for details.

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER

HAAST PASS

1

HOKITIKA

LAKE TEKAPO

LAKE PUKAKI

5 QUEENSTOWN

SOUTH ISLAND

ARTHUR’S

PASS

CHRISTCHURCH

PACIFIC OCEAN

Fox Glacier Guided glacier hike right onto the glacier itself

(gear provided) Glacier heli ride & hike

Ultimate Winter

Adventure

7 Days

Itinerary and

Included Sightseeing

Day 1: Christchurch to Fox Glacier

Meet up with your Contiki team & get to

know your new travel buddies as we venture

through the majestic Southern Alps to

Hokitika, a cool little coastal town famous for

gold & greenstone. Later, wind down along

the rugged West Coast to the spectacular

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier region. Hotel (D)

Scenic drive through Arthur’s Pass

National Park

See traditional Maori greenstone carving

Day 2: Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Hop in a helicopter & fl y off for an optional

thrilling alpine experience encompassing

2 world famous glaciers. Or put on your

hiking boots & get right out onto the icy

slopes of the living, moving glacier. Then

it’s back on the road to the breathtaking

Southern Lakes & traveller’s favourite –

Queenstown! Hotel (B,D)

Westland National Park drive full of

glaciers & ancient rainforests

See Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers

Jaw-dropping drive through the

Southern Alps

Days 3-5: Queenstown

You’re here to ski or board, so hit the

slopes & carve up the mountain! This area

is made up of some of the country’s best

resorts, with 3 mountain playgrounds to

pick from – The Remarkables, Coronet

Peak & Cardrona. With 3 mountains

to choose, you’re sure to fi nd the best

conditions. On day 5 there’s an included

gondola trip to the top of Bob’s Peak for

an unforgettable dinner & night out high

above Queenstown. Hotel (B) (B) (B,D)

3 day lift pass & transfers to & from

ski fi elds

Dinner at Skyline Restaurant

Day 6: Queenstown

It’s a free day to either test yourself on the

mountain again or try out an endless list of

non-ski activities in the ‘World’s Adventure

Capital’. Think about bungy-jumping,

caving, rafting, sledging, jetboating or

skydiving. Tonight head out to one of the

many fantastic bars in town, full of locals &

travellers. Hotel (B)

Queenstown tour

Day 7: Queenstown to Christchurch

Cut through the surreal landscape

of Mackenzie Country, past glacial

Lake Tekapo on the way back to the

charmingly English city of Christchurch.

The tour ends here & it’s time to say

farewell to your new friends. (B)

Exclusive Shotover Jet ride

Stop at AJ Hackett’s bungy bridge at

Kawarau River

Soak up the historical ambience of

Arrowtown with its original wooden &

stone buildings

Catch a glimpse of impressive Mt. Cook

See the beautiful glacial lakes of Lake

Tekapo & Lake Pukaki

See the historic Church of the Good

Shepherd

Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is

available for hire in Queenstown.

Discover Lord of the Rings country Fox Glacier heli-hike

KAIKOURA COAST

When to go and how much

Code: CZSKI03 2011/12

Start Finish A$

C’church C’church pp*

2011

JUL 10 JUL 16 1195

JUL 17 JUL 23 1195

JUL 24 JUL 30 1195

JUL 31 AUG 6 1195

AUG 7 AUG 13 1195

AUG 14 AUG 20 1195

AUG 21 AUG 27 1195

AUG 28 SEP 3 1195

Start Finish A$

C’church C’church pp*

1

2012

JUL 8 JUL 14 1229

JUL 15 JUL 21 1229

JUL 22 JUL 28 1229

JUL 29 AUG 4 1229

AUG 5 AUG 11 1229

AUG 12 AUG 18 1229

AUG 19 AUG 25 1229

AUG 26 SEP 1 1229

* Prices above are based on maximum twin-share.

For quad-share rate reduce twin price by A$55.

Single room supplement add A$275 to twin-share price.

Start Christchurch 8:30am & end Christchurch 6:30pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.62.

For travel insurance see p.60.

From A$1195pp*

A$171/day

contiki.com.au/nzski

Queenstown Scenic tandem skydive AJ Hackett bungy jump


Auckland

Explorer

3 Days

A$225pp

A$75/day

Auckland short break

package

Want to spend a bit more time in NZ’s

multicultural capital at your own pace? Grab

a value-packed collection of extras, activities

& fantastic accommodation with our 2 night

Auckland Explorer package. You can take one

before or after your tour!

Hit the streets with your included ‘Explorer Pass’

& you’ll be able to hop on & hop off at all

the must-see Auckland spots. There’s heaps

happening from Maori performances at the

Skytower jump! Day trip to Waiheke Island

Auckland Museum to Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic

Encounter & Underwater World. Spectacular

views from the Sky Tower can be topped off

with a Vertigo tower climb or you can even

basejump from it! Or take to the streets &

soak up the cool vibes at Parnell & Ponsonby

for some great coffee, amazing shopping &

good times.

A walk through the Viaduct Harbour is a must

do, once the heart of the America’s Cup, it’s

got a great choice of restaurants & cool bars.

There’s a wine trail on Waiheke Island, harbour

sailing options, ferry trips & Maori & Polynesian

markets…the list is unique & it’s almost endless!

visit contiki.com.au/auckland-explore-more for all the optional acitivites you can do

What’s included

2 nights twin-share hotel

accommodation:

(more on p.44)

2 meals:

2 breakfasts (B)

Welcome pack with maps &

activity ideas

1 day Explorer Bus sightseeing

‘hop on hop off’ pass

Please note: A Contiki Tour Manager

is not included in this short break

package. Twin room basis can only

be booked when 2 friends book the

same trip at the same time. Share

types may be on a request basis. This

short break package can only be

booked in conjunction with a Contiki

New Zealand tour.

Tour code: NZAS

Twin-share A$225

Single room supplement

A$155

contiki.com.au/

auckland

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New

Zealand

Auckland

Explorer

3 Days


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Got a question?

Answers to frequently asked questions & things you need to know:

What’s Included?

Coach, train, ferry transport, internal fl ights

as listed in the ‘What’s included’ section on

tour pages.

Accommodation & meals as listed in the

‘What’s included’ section on tour pages.

Sightseeing listed in the ‘Included

highlights’ section in each tour itinerary.

Unless specifi ed, entrance fees to these

locations are included.

Experienced Contiki Tour Manager & Driver.

What’s not included?

Air & ferry transfers to tour departure point.

Personal expense money.

Visas, personal insurance, medical fees.

Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other

than those specifi ed on tour pages.

Optional excursions & activities such

as white water rafting, helicopter fl ights,

bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, etc.

Lunches (unless specifi ed under

“What’s included”) & some dinners.

Will I get

more information?

Upon receipt of fi nal payment, your

documentation will be released 21 days prior to

your departure. You’ll receive a copy of Contiki’s

‘Travellers Guide’- an information book about your

holiday. You’ll also receive a comprehensive

day-by-day itinerary including full details & costs of

all optional activities available on your tour. Your

free Contiki document wallet & luggage tag* will

be sent to you with your travel documents. The

wallet is a safe place for your tickets & passport.

* Contiki reserves the right to substitute an alternative

travel accessory for the Contiki document wallet.

How much luggage

can I bring?

Luggage is restricted to a maximum

suitcase size of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x

20” x 10”) & maximum weight of 20 kg

(44lbs) plus one small hand/day bag that

can go on the coach with you.

On tours which include Flotilla Sailing, a small

bag suitable for the extremely limited

luggage space is required. Your regular

luggage will be stored during this time. No

external metal frame backpacks please.

Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept

larger suitcases on tour.

If you have your own ski/boarding

equipment, you may bring one pair of boots

& skis or snowboard. Otherwise, your Tour

Manager can arrange these for you in

Queenstown on tour.

Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk &

baggage insurance is strongly

recommended. Remember, if your tour

includes a fl ight you are also subject to

airline baggage restrictions.

Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees incurred

as a result of overweight luggage

How much money

do I need?

You should be able to use debit & credit

cards for most items. You’ll need to allow

enough money to cover lunches, some

dinners, souvenirs, shopping, drinks, optional

activities, entrance fees to attractions &

evening entertainment.

It is advisable to start your tour with some

cash in your destination’s local currencies

such as A$ or NZ$.

What should I pack?

Comfortable, casual clothing for day

wear & ‘smart/casual’ for dining & those

nights out. Remember that in Autumn/Winter

you will need warmer clothing as well as

a raincoat/jacket. A pair of comfortable

walking shoes is essential. For further

details, please refer to your ‘Travellers Guide’

information book.

Explore More

Optional Activities

When do I choose?

Optionals are arranged & paid for on

tour. By leaving the fi nal decisions until

then you can choose at the same time

as your new friends, you’ll get great value

as we get you great rates & your Tour

Manager can offer personal advice.

Some activities are seasonal & weather

dependent as well.

How do I pay?

You pay on tour with major credit

cards or cash (A$ in Australia or NZ$ in

New Zealand).

Brochure authenticity

We have put a great deal of effort into

producing this brochure. The information

given & literature produced by Contiki

has been compiled with care & is

published in good faith. Sometimes,

because of circumstances outside

our control we have to alter some

activities. If this happens, alternatives

will be arranged.

Am I expected

to tip on tour?

Every country in the world has different

tipping policies & in Australia & New Zealand

within service industries, tipping is common

practice. Tipping is totally optional & only

given if you feel the service has exceeded

your expectations. Your Tour Manager will

assist you with any questions about this.

Likewise, if you think your Contiki team have

done an exceptional job then you may wish

to tip them. This is entirely discretionary – it’s

completely up to you.

Do I need

vaccinations?

At the time this brochure went to press

(February 2011), no vaccinations were

necessary. However, it is wise to check

up-to-date information with your travel agent

prior to departure. Don’t forget to bring with

you any medication that you may require en

route, such as antihistamines or antibiotics.

Seasonality

& climate

Being such a large landmass, Australia is

prone to seasonal climate changes. This will

mean that at certain times of the year some

of our brochured itineraries may need to be

slightly changed. For example: Northern

Australia itineraries during the wet season

(December to April).

Inland alpine areas of the South Island in

New Zeland can be as cold as -10 C

between May & October.

Contiki check-in

For more information on how to get more

before & after your tour see p.13.

Do I need visas?

Please read carefully. Depending on your

nationality, you may require a visa to enter

Australia & New Zealand. You are fully

responsible for obtaining all necessary

visas prior to the departure of your tour.

Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly

allow anybody who does not have a valid

visa to join a tour. Consult Contiki or your

travel agent to determine any visas you

require & how to obtain them.

Travel insurance

Contiki very strongly recommends that you

take out comprehensive insurance cover for

cancellation, medical expenses, personal

accident, personal baggage, money &

public liability before you travel. You may

not be accepted on a Contiki holiday

unless you have arranged satisfactory

insurance. You also agree to indemnify

us against all third-party claims, actions,

damages & remedies against us arising

from your participation in the holiday.

For insurance details, please speak to

your Travel Agent at the time of making

your booking.


Gold Seal Protection

Coverage for Cancellation & Return Flight Security: Most tour operators are interested in their

passengers only after they reach their destination. With Contiki, however, you get a great deal

even before you leave home.

Pre-paid Cancellation Option A$99 per person: By paying A$99 per person Cancellation

Option fee with your deposit, the full amount of your deposit &/or payment to Contiki Holidays

will be refunded should you cancel your tour for any reason prior to departure from Australia.

This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Contiki Holidays only.

On Your Tour: Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the tour for

personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, sickness or death,

you & your companion will be refunded A$40 per person per day for the unused portion

of the tour. (Please note that in some cases hotels require a one night cancellation fee). A

Doctor’s certificate is required.

The Cancellation Option fee is not refundable for any reason.

Return Flight Security: If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick*

while you are on your Contiki tour, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your

earlier or later return home in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided

you hold round-trip airline tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki

Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd from Australia.

* Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Photography credits

Photos Courtesy of AJ Hackett p.48. Girl bungy jumping, p.3. bungy jumping p.46 & front

cover Man bugy jumping Photos Courtesy of Kaitiaki Adventures & Rotorua Combo’s

p.5 White water rafting Photos Courtesy of Interislander p.9 Interislander Cruise Ship Photos

Courtesy of ©OCEANA/ Mar Mas p.12 Turtle, Juan Cuetos p.12 Marine life Photos Courtesy

of Bailey Kitzmann p.25 Feeding a Kangaroo Photos Courtesy of Bridge Climb Sydney

p.25 Sydney Harbour Bridge - otto Holdings (Aust) Pty Limited Photos Courtesy of Australia

Tourism p.27 Flinders Ranges - Mike Newling Photos Courtesy of Tourism New South

Wales p.29 Byron Bay - Hamilton Lund, p.32 Cape Tribulation Photos Courtesy of Northern

Territory Tourist Commission p.39 Darwin, Kakadu National Park & Katherine Gorge Photos

Courtesy of Julie Salsbury p.42 Fox Glacier Photos Courtesy of Rainforest Retreat,

Franz Josef p.44 Hotel Room Photos Courtesy of Real Journeys p.46, p.49, p.51, p.55

Boat Cruise Photos Courtesy of Explore NZ Bay of Islands p.53 Catamaran Cruise Photos

Courtesy of Hannah Bierre p.55 Speight’s Brewery tour & tasting Photos Courtesy of Flying

Kiwi Parasail p.56 Parasailing Photos Courtesy of Awesome.nz Bay of Islands p.56

Sand dune surfing p.56 Dolphin Swimming Photos Courtesy of Zorb Ltd p.57 Zorb Photos

Courtesy of Fox Glacier heli hike p.58 Group snowball fight

For more info check out contiki.com.au/contikipedia

Booking Security

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Contiki has been running tours for young people since 1962 & is a member of the

Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). The members include all the major tour

operators who are financially bonded for your security & who maintain the highest

standards. With the guarantees of these organisations, you know your holiday & money are

secure with Contiki.

Massive thanks.

At Contiki we keep it real, so we asked some of our past travellers & their mates to come

& re-live their Contiki experience & help us with photography for this brochure. A huge

thanks to all our travellers (below) – you guys were fantastic! Nothing’s possible without our

team either, so a big thank you to Darthy, Alexis, George, Will, Dan, our suppliers & our

team at Contiki Australia & New Zealand. If you’d like to be considered for one of our photo

shoots please email contikiholidaysphotography@gmail.com with what tour you did,

where you’re from & also attach 3 photos - who knows next year it could be you!

Andee Emily Ben Jessika

Kevin Jaynee Dave Eileen

Lily Katie Blaire George

Dan Sian Nick Sam


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Hotel departure points

& stay longer options\

Look up the start city of your tour below for departure point information about where your tour starts & how to get there. There are also details on how to extend your holiday & stay longer either before

or after your tour. Take advantage of our specially negotiated ‘Stay Longer’ hotel rates listed below, which can be arranged through Contiki or your travel agent when you book your tour. For the most

up-to-date details go to contiki.com.au/staylonger & contiki.com.au/departurepoints.

Australia

ALICE SPRINGS

All Seasons Oasis,

10 Gap Road, Alice Springs: Nestled in

the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges,

this hotel’s features include a tennis court,

swimming pool & heated spa. Rooms

are air-conditioned & have TV, direct dial

telephone & tea/coffee making facilities.

Getting there: The All Seasons Oasis is 12km

(7 miles) from Alice Springs Airport. The Airport

Shuttle Service meets all incoming fl ights &

will drop off at the hotel on request (approx

A$15). A taxi to the hotel costs approx A$25.

Alice Springs Departures:

Start at 8.00am: Territory & Outback, Alice &

Uluru (AEAD version).

Start at 9.00am: Alice & Kakadu.

Start at 1.30pm: Alice & Uluru (AEDA version).

Stay longer rates:

Quad: A$45 Twin: A$65 Single: A$120

CAIRNS

Rydges Esplanade Resort,

Corner The Esplanade & Kerwin Street,

Cairns: Located a 15 minute walk from the

heart of Cairns & overlooking the Coral Sea,

the resort features 3 swimming pools, tennis

court, business centre, brasserie & lobby bar,

& fully-equipped health & fi tness centre.

Getting there: Rydges Esplanade Resort

is 6km (4 miles) from Cairns International

Airport. A taxi to the hotel is approx. A$15.

Cairns Departures:

Start at 7.30am: Reefs & Rainforests, Island &

Rainforest, Rainforest Adventure.

Start at 2.00pm: Beaches & Reefs, Cairns

Sunshine Trail, Magical Tropics.

Stay longer rates:

Quad: A$35 Twin: A$69 Single: A$130

DARWIN

Quality Frontier Darwin,

3 Buffalo Court, Darwin: Conveniently

located, the Frontier Darwin’s rooms are all

air-conditioned with TV’s & in-house movies.

The hotel has a large swimming pool,

restaurants, public bar & beer garden.

Getting there: The Quality Frontier Darwin

is 13km (8 miles) from Darwin International

Airport. Darwin Airport Shuttle Service meets

all incoming fl ights & will drop off at the

hotel on request (approx A$11). A taxi fare is

approx A$25.

Darwin Departures:

Start at 7.30am: Territory & Outback, Alice &

Kakadu, Aussie Explorer.

Stay longer rates:

Quad: A$50 Twin: A$75 Single: A$145

SURFERS PARADISE

Australis Sovereign Hotel,

138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise: Located

a 10 minute walk from the action of central

Surfers, the hotel features a lagoon style

pool with beach area, heated spa & sauna,

restaurant & bar.

Getting there: There are 2 airports servicing

Surfers Paradise. Gold Coast airport is approx

12km (7 miles) or 30 minutes drive south, &

transfer shuttles cost approx A$18 one way.

Brisbane airport is approx 90km (56 miles) or

one & a half hours north, & transfer shuttles

cost approx A$39 one way. There is also an

airport train to the Gold Coast, costing A$26.

Alight at Nerang Station then it’s a 12km taxi

ride into Surfers Paradise.

Surfers Paradise Departures:

Start at 4.30pm: Cairns Sunshine Trail.

SYDNEY

The Holiday Inn Potts Point,

Corner Victoria Street & Darlinghurst Road,

Potts Point: Ideally positioned in the heart

of Potts Point & Kings Cross entertainment

precincts with the Sydney CBD close by,

the Holiday Inn features a restaurant & bar.

Rooms are air-conditioned, with ensuite

bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities,

colour TV & mini bar.

Getting there: The Holiday Inn Potts Point is

16km (10 miles) from Sydney International

Airport. Shuttle buses meet all incoming

fl ights & will drop off at the hotel on request

(from approx A$13). Also available is the

airport link rail service which travels to Sydney

Central Station then change trains for Kings

Cross Station - located directly under the

hotel (approx A$14.80). The taxi fare from

the airport terminals to Holiday Inn Potts Point

is approx A$45.

Sydney Departures:

Start at 7.00am: Reefs & Rainforests,

Beaches & Reefs, Coast & Whitsundays,

City to Surf, Aussie Explorer.

Start at 5.00pm (check in from 3.00pm):

Sydney New Years Eve.

Check in from 3.00pm: Sydney Explorer.

Stay longer rates:

Triple: A$65 Twin: A$90 Single: A$160

WHITSUNDAYS

Island Option:

Getting there: Our hotel is Daydream Island

Resort. From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI)

on Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays

meets fl ights for a 30 minute catamaran

cruise to Daydream Island, departing from

the jetty located directly at the airport. The

cost of this transfer is not included in the tour

price but may be ticketed in conjunction

with fl ights (approx cost A$55). From

Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine,

Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined

transfer with a coach connection directly

from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie

Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers

guests to Daydream Island, approx A$50.

Start at 5.00pm at Daydream Island: Coast

& Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical

Tropics (Island options).

For more info check out contiki.com.au/departurepoints

Two night sailing option:

Getting there: Check in is at the Pro Sail

offi ce, shop 1, 4 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach.

From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) on

Hamilton Island, Cruise Whitsundays meet

fl ights for a 30 minute catamaran cruise to

Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, departing

from the jetty located directly at the airport.

The cost of this transfer is not included in the

tour price but may be ticketed in conjunction

with fl ights (approx cost A$55). From

Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) at Proserpine,

Whitsunday Shuttle Service offers pre-booked

transfers to Airlie Beach (approx cost A$15).

Clients should call Pro Sail on 1800 810 116 or

07 4946 7533 if they require assistance.

Check in by 3:00pm at Airlie Beach: Coast

& Whitsundays, Island & Rainforests, Magical

Tropics (Sailing options).

New Zealand

AUCKLAND

Mercure Hotel Auckland,

8 Customs Street, Auckland: Situated in

the centre of the city, within a short walking

distance of the central shopping & tourist

areas. Facilities include a brasserie-style

restaurant & bar.

Getting there: The Mercure Hotel

Auckland is 22km (14 miles) from Auckland

International Airport. The cheapest form

of transport to & from Auckland Airport is

the Airbus situated just outside the terminal

building (approx NZ$15 pp plus 20%

discount with Contiki Travellers Guide book).

Other sources of available transport are

shuttle vans (approx NZ$25 pp) or taxis

(approx NZ$70).

Auckland Departures:

Start at 12 noon: Grand Explorer, Grand

Adventurer, Bay of Islands, Sun & Steam,

Northern Highlights.

Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast):

Twin: A$85 Single: A$165

CHRISTCHURCH

Bealey’s Hotel,

263 Bealey Ave, Edgeware, Chistchurch:

Located 20 min. walk from the centre of

Christchurch. An excellent base to make

the most of the city sights, shopping facilities

& nightlife. Amenities include a restaurant

& bar.

Getting there: Bealey’s Hotel is 10km (6

miles) from Christchurch International Airport.

The cheapest form of transport from the

airport is shuttle van (approx NZ$15 pp) or

you can get a taxi (approx NZ$35).

Christchurch Departures:

Start at 8.00am: Grand Explorer, Grand

Adventurer, Scenic Southern

Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast):

Quad: A$49 Twin: A$59 Single: A$105

QUEENSTOWN

Aspen on Queenstown,

Fernhill Road, Fernhill Queenstown: The

perfect place to explore the area with a

great social atmosphere.

Getting there: Aspen on Queenstown is

8km (5 miles) from Queenstown International

Airport. The cheapest transport to Aspen on

Queenstown is the Connecta Bus (approx

NZ$6) or shuttle bus (approx NZ$20) or by

taxi (approx NZ$30). All accessable outside

airport doors.

Queenstown Departures (Only valid for

tours departing 1st April - Sep 30, 2011:

Start at 10.30am: Grand Explorer (14 day

option), Grand Adventurer (12 day option).

Tours start at the Queenstown Airport where

the Contiki coach will pick up clients (no

formal check-in desk, clients should wait near

the front door & will easily see the coach

arriving (it’s a very small airport). The cheapest

transport from town to the airport is the

Shopper Bus (approx NZ$6 pp)

Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast):

Twin: A$60 Single: A$105

WELLINGTON

Abel Tasman Hotel,

169 Willis Street, Wellington: Well located

in the main shopping & business area

& short walking distance to the waterfront

& museums.

Getting there: The Abel Tasman Hotel is

10km (6 miles) from Wellington International

Airport. The cheapest form of transport from

the airport is the orange Wellington Link

bus situated just outside the terminal & to

the right (approx NZ$7.50 pp). Get off at

Courtney Place. Other forms of transport

are shuttle vans (approx NZ$25 pp) or taxis

(approx NZ$35).

Wellington Departures:

Start at 7.30am: Scenic Southern (8 day

option), Northern Highlights (6 day option).

Stay longer rates (inc. breakfast):

Twin: A$69 Single: A$115

NOTE:

Rates are per person per night including

private facilities.

Rooms are available in Australia for a

maximum of 3 consecutive nights in

Sydney & 1 night in Cairns, Alice Springs &

Darwin. In NZ, rooms are available for one

night only. Extra nights will be on request.

Full payment is required 45 days before

arrival. Cancellation within 14 days of

arrival date incurs 100% cancellation fee.

Any amendments incur a charge of A$35.

Rates only apply to Contiki clients booking

extra accommodation directly before &/or

after their tour.

If two people are sharing a room, booking

must be made at the same time.

All hotels are subject to availability & where

necessary, we may provide an alternative

on your arrival.


Booking conditions\

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made

between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION

On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability & at our

discretion, Contiki will reserve your place on your selected

holiday. A contract is only made between you & us upon your

booking being confirmed & accepted by us & our confirmation

thereof to either you or your travel agent.

2. PRICE GUARANTEE

Prices in this brochure are based on costs & exchange rates

as at 4th February, 2011. Should these costs change, it may be

necessary to make a surcharge on the price of your holiday.

Should the total tour price increase by more than 10% you will

have the right to cancel within 7 days of notification without

penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations

will be made once payment of the deposit for your land tour

has been received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges &

does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any

government or their agencies. In exchange for these guarantees,

no refund will be made if costs are reduced.

3. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY

3.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking

in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances

beyond its control.

3.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give

you reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, & where

available, offer you a comparable alternative.

3.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be

entitled to either a full refund of monies paid by you to us or

transfer to another Contiki holiday without payment of any

transfer fee.

3.4 If the change or cancellation is due to force majeure (i.e.

circumstances like political unrest, war or threat of war, riots,

civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes,

terrorist activity, natural & nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic or

health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather conditions or other

similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund

of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses incurred by us

in respect of your booking.

3.5 Contiki is not responsible for the costs of any other travel

arrangements affected due to our cancellations or rescheduling

of any tour departure.

4. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS

4.1 The information in our brochure is correct to the best of our

knowledge at the time of going to print (February, 2011) but we

cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be

available especially where we have no direct control over it.

4.2 Contiki will do their best, at their discretion, to select

accommodation, sightseeing tours & transportation to give you

good value for money.

4.3 Contiki will guarantee to match you up with someone of the

same sex when booked in a Share room configuration.

4.4 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries &

features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen

circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we

reserve the right to vary itineraries & to substitute hotels. Contiki

is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due

to our cancellations.

5. LIABILITY

5.1 Your travel agent shall, on the receipt of any monies, hold

such monies for you until the booking is confirmed at which time

those monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to

us. All such monies received by us will be deposited as required

by law.

5.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest

earned on such monies.

5.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or

otherwise, whether in respect of the deposit or full payment,

may be disbursed by us as & when we see fit, in respect of

the services to be provided &/or fees payable under the tour

program. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in

respect of your tour shall be deemed to be an authorisation for

disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of A$200, per

person per tour, or the full amount payable if the booking is

made within 45 days of your departure from Australia, must

be submitted to Contiki by you in respect of that holiday. This

payment is in addition to any deposit required by your travel

agent. The deposit is accepted as a first installment of the holiday

price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in

writing by Contiki or your travel agent.

1.2 Your land reservation will be confirmed on receipt of a non

refundable deposit of A$200 per person per tour which must be

within 7 days of booking or the reservation will automatically

be cancelled.

1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request

basis only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor

will it assume any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal

requirements are not fulfilled.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE

2.1 The balance of the holiday must be paid no later than 45

days prior to your departure date from Australia which shall be by

the due date stated on the confirmation issued to you by Contiki.

When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is due no later

than 45 days prior to your departure date from Australia.

2.2 If payment isn’t made by the due date, Contiki may assume

that you have cancelled & cancellation charges in accordance

with clause 3 below will be levied by Contiki.

2.3 Tickets & other documents won’t be forwarded until full

payment has been received by us. The documentation will be sent

approximately 21 days prior to your departure from Australia.

2.4 In the case of Late Bookings made within 45 days of your

departure date from Australia, the full cost of the holiday will be

payable immediately on booking & we reserve the right to provide

all travel documents at the holiday departure point.

2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking & apply

cancellation charges should payments not be received within the

above specified periods.

3. IF YOU CANCEL

3.1 Notice of cancellation must be made in writing to Contiki.

3.2 If you cancel more than 45 days before departure, your

A$200 deposit will not be refunded, nor can it be credited to any

other booking.

3.3 Upon cancellation you will be liable to pay a fee to cover the

estimate of cost & expenses incurred by us in the terms of the

schedule set out hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of

the holiday price & is calculated as follows:

PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE

Over 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited

45-22 days: 27.5% of tour fare

21-8 days: 33% of tour fare

7-1 days: 55% of tour fare

Day of departure: 100% of tour fare

Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the tour

deposit, the cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the

reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday

insurance policy which you hold, then any such charges may,

subject to the terms of your insurance policy, be refunded to you

by the insurance company.

3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to &

after your tour booking, such as pre & post accommodation &

transfers, that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure

incur a 100% cancellation fee.

3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation

fees that may be levied by your travel agent.

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING

4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed & more than 45

days prior to tour departure, you wish to change to an alternate

departure date or you wish to change to a different Contiki

holiday, you may do so subject to availability & provided the new

holiday date is also in this brochure.

4.2 A fee of A$35 per person will be charged for any revision or

alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed

unless the change increases the value of the booking. A change

of tour date, tour itinerary booking within 45 days of tour

departure will be treated as a cancellation, & normal cancellation

fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure

date of equivalent or greater value in which case a A$35 per

person amendment fee will be charged.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS

5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included

in the price. No allowance or refund can be made for meals,

accommodation, excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or

when museums, shops, etc. are closed. Hotel facilities may vary

from place to place. Meals may vary in style.

5.2 Recent legislation in various states in Australia has

highlighted the issue of Age Discrimination. In terms of style

& content, all of Contiki’s worldwide holidays are specifically

designed for a particular age group. This fact should be

recognised when you book one of our holidays.

5.3 Contiki strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable

travel experience for all passengers. Contiki welcomes

passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please

note the following:

Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of

any physical, medical or other special needs that require

accommodation.

All guests must ensure they are medically & physically fit for

travel. Contiki may impose safety requirements necessary for the

safe operation of the tour. Contiki may also exclude an individual

from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s

participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs,

hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a

personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in

eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing

such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires

services of a personal nature.

Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary

medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the

passenger’s expense. Contiki is not responsible or liable for

any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services

obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services

received.

Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain,

extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement,

steps & locations which may not be easily accessible or

accessible by wheelchair. During the tour, Contiki may make

arrangements with carriers, hotels & other independent suppliers

to provide travel services. These parties are independent

entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on

international tours may differ from those in Australia. Contiki

cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for

passengers travelling on international tours.

Contiki may, at its sole discretion, decline the booking of any

passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or

refuses to comply with Contiki’s terms & conditions. Contiki is

not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger

is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki

or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under

these booking conditions.

5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & costs to/

from the point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday.

5.5 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to

make a decision in your best interests or the best interests of

their group. You agree to comply with the authority & decisions

of the appointed Contiki Representative & the laws of the country

in which you are travelling. If you do not so comply or if, in the

Contiki Representative’s opinion, you are not compatible with the

general enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday

or smooth operation of the holiday itself, we reserve the right to

refuse to let you continue with the holiday. We do not tolerate the

possession or carriage of illegal or restricted substances (drugs).

Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers & any Contiki

Representative has the right to travel/work in a safe environment.

Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate behaviour

by you, whether verbal or physical, will be taken extremely

seriously & may result in the immediate termination of your

holiday. In either event, you will be responsible for your own

repatriation & related costs & have no claims against us.

5.5.1 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of

damage or excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation.

You are advised to immediately report any pre-existing damage

in your room to hotel staff &/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon

as it is discovered.

5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with

a safety belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or

co-operating organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or

death or any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from

any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the

time of the accident or incident.

5.7 It is your responsibility to have a valid passport & all visas,

permits & certificates required for your selected holiday as well as

any necessary vaccinations & to comply with all applicable laws.

5.8 You agree that our Contiki Tour Managers or Representatives

may take photographs & films of you while you are on holiday &

that these may be used in our Group brochures &/or advertising

or publicity material without obtaining any further consent or

payment in respect of such photographs &/or films.

5.9 Should you have a complaint in respect of the holiday, you

should inform the Contiki Tour Manager or Contiki Representative

during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be resolved

after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the

holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as

soon as is reasonably possible after the holiday but within 42 days

thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. Any claims

made after the 42 day period will not be considered by Contiki. If

you choose to write to Contiki via the Internet, please provide your

home address so that we are able to reply to you in writing.

5.10 The contract & all matters arising in respect hereof shall be

subject to Australian Law, unless we agree otherwise in writing.

5.10.1 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or

unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, that

provision shall be deemed to be re-written to give effect to the

same purpose within the permitted limits of the law. The validity &

enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected.

5.10.2 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted

against us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not

limited to, attorney/client costs.

6. INSURANCE

Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out

comprehensive insurance cover for cancellation, medical

expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money & public

liability before embarking on a Contiki holiday. Please check

that the insurance covers all of the activities that you are going

to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure

activities. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the

deposit & will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss

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of deposit or cancellation fees from the date of confirmation of

your booking, as shown in the insurance policy. You also agree

to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions, damages

& remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your

participation in the holiday.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM

In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the

commencement as a result of illness, you must obtain a medical

certificate in support of any insurance claim. No refunds will be

made for any absence from the tour.

8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE

Airfares to & from your holiday destination, airport taxes, passport

& visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, personal

expense money, medical fees, sightseeing, visits & entrance

fees, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Tour Managers,

representatives, drivers & local guides, items of a personal

nature, excess baggage & optional excursions.

9. WEATHER CONDITIONS

Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or

weather conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended

by you at any time on the basis of snow or weather conditions.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES

1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire

contract between you & Contiki. No representation, term,

warranty or condition can be expressed or implied by reference

to any other writing, advertisement or conversation. This contract

may only be varied in writing by a duly authorised officer or

director of Contiki.

1.2 Your contract is with us as the tour operating company. At

any time & at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in

writing any other company or person to have the benefit of some

or all of those provisions of this contract, which we may then

specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned directly

with that company or person in the first place as well as agreeing

them with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or

any rights & liabilities arising under or by virtue of this or any

other contract with you.

1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be

held responsible for any act, omission or event during the

time passengers are not on board planes, transportation or

conveyances. We rely on international convention which may

apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents

with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against

us as a result of the provision of those services. International

conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929,

(as amended by Hague Protocol & Montreal Protocol) in relation

to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail

travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva

Convention for carriage by road & the Paris Convention 1962

for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of these

conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for

death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers & luggage.

Enrolment in & payment for a tour shall constitute agreement &

acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth

in this brochure which cannot be varied except in writing by an

officer of the Company.

1.4 Contiki is not a carrier or hotelier nor does it own aircraft,

hotels or coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other

service providers are subject to the terms & conditions &

limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, &

other service providers. Please note that some of these limit or

exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss

or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility

for any loss as a result of such actions or as a result of any act or

omission of any such third-parties, we will give every reasonable

assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please

also note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of

any of these parties to provide facilities or services for disabled

clients (see also 5.3 under Holiday Details & Conditions).

1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or

recommended in this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of

this brochure represent themselves either as contracting with any

purchaser of a holiday from Contiki or as having any other legal

relationship with any such purchaser.

1.6 Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time

of going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for

printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen

circumstances.

2. VALIDITY

The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from

March 2011 to September 2012.

3. OPERATING COMPANIES

The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated

by Contiki Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Contiki Holidays

(New Zealand) Limited.


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Call Contiki or visit your travel agent

The first step is to confirm that there’s availability on the tour

you’ve chosen. At the same time, you can book your hotel

accommodation before and/or after your tour.

At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit

of A$200 per person per tour which must be sent to Contiki

within 7 days. This payment is in addition to any deposit required

by your travel agent.

Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send

confirmation of the details of the booking.

You must pay the balance of your holiday fare no less than

45 days prior to your departure date, or at the time of booking

if less than 45 days prior to your departure date.

We will then send your travel vouchers and detailed

information about your holiday. The documentation will be

sent approximately 21 days prior to your departure date.

IMPORTANT By paying the A$200 deposit per person per tour,

you acknowledge that you have read and understood the

Booking Conditions as set out on p.63, which make up the

contract between you and Contiki.

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Groups & special interest tours

Whether you’re looking to organise a group tour to Europe, America, Asia,

Australia or New Zealand then please have a look at the huge range of

tours in our brochures. It is more than likely that at least one of our trips will fit

perfectly. As long as you are all 18-35 any date can be reserved exclusively

for your group at special reduced rates – perhaps even a free trip for you. If

you’re looking for something completely different for your school, university or

club then just ask – we’ve been designing and running outstanding special

tours for years.

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