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

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Australia &

New Zealand

Including Hawaii &

Fiji Stopovers 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 £2249

Reefs & Rainforests

16 days from £1389

Beaches & Reefs

14 days from £1249

Cairns Sunshine Trail

12 days from £1085

Coast & Whitsundays

11 days from £1055

Island & Rainforest

9 days from £925

Magical Tropics

7 days from £669

Rainforest Adventure

3 days from £295

City to Surf

5 days from £499

Contiki’s dive packages

3/5 days from £399

Sydney New Year

4 days £785

Sydney Explorer

4 days £179

Whitsundays Sailing

2 days from £180

Territory & Outback

11 days from £1015

Alice & Kakadu

6 days from £585

Alice & Uluru

6 days from £625

It’s your New Zealand

Accommodation & Food

Includes more

Explore more

Grand Explorer

13/15 days from £1089

Grand Adventurer

11/13 days from £945

Northern Highlights

6/8 days from £479

Scenic Southern

7/8 days from £559

Bay of Islands

3 days from £189

Sun & Steam

5 days from £399

Ski New Zealand

7 days from £759

Auckland Explorer

3 days £145

Fiji & Hawaii stopovers

Departure Points & Stay Longer

Got a question?

Booking conditions

How to book

Life changing experiences from £63 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

DUNEDIN

NINETY MILE

BEACH

TASMAN SEA

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/community

facebook.com/contiki

twitter.com/contikiuk

youtube.com/contiki

fl ickr.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/australia

& contiki.com/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/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/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/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.

Low cost

airlines\

Low cost airlines fl y to many Australian cities

where our tours start & fi nish, including

Sydney, Cairns, Darwin & Alice Springs.

There’s also fl ights to The Whitsunday Coast &

Hamilton Island (both access The Whitsundays),

as well as Brisbane & the Gold Coast

(accessing Surfers Paradise). Low Cost airlines

also work with our Northern Territory tours too!

If you’re thinking about doing Contiki in New

Zealand, then low cost airlines can connect

you from many Australian cities to Auckland,

Christchurch & Wellington.

Book online or with a travel agent, but

remember, to get the cheapest fare - the

earlier you book, the better!

01 Fly into The Whitsundays & out of Cairns when you take

a 9 day Island & Rainforest tour (p.30).

02 Take a 7 day Magical Tropics tour (p.31) fl ying in to start

your tour in The Whitsundays & fl ying out of Cairns at the

end of the tour

03 Link a couple of shorter tours together to see even

more of Australia! Like the City to Surf (p.33) with a

Sydney Explorer package (p.37). Fly into Sydney &

out of Brisbane.

Gulf of

Carpentaria

Gulf of

Carpentaria

CAPE TRIBULATION

2

MOSSMAN

GORGE PORT DOUGLAS

3 CAIRNS

QUEENSLAND

QUEENSLAND

QUEENSLAND

Here’s

ideas on

how to use

them

TULLY

SHUTE HARBOUR

TOWNSVILLE

3 CAIRNS

TULLY

SHUTE HARBOUR

TOWNSVILLE

SURFERS PARADISE 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

PORT MACQUARIE

SYDNEY

Coral Sea

Great Barrier Reef

3 WHITSUNDAYS

(Daydream Island)

Coral Sea

Great Barrier Reef

01

3 WHITSUNDAYS

(Daydream Island)

CURRUMBIN

1

BYRON BAY

1

COFFS HARBOUR

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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

Festivals

& Events

There’s loads of music festivals, gigs &

sporting events happening throughout the

year in Oz & NZ - so why not get in on the

action & combine one event before, after or

during your tour.

Big Day Out

Held every summer in both Oz & NZ, it’s a

showcase for homegrown musical talent

mixing it with some of the best acts in the

world (Jan or Feb). Or for a peek at other

festivals & what’s happening visit

inthemix.com.au, fasterlouder.com.au or

liveguide.com.au for more.

Sporting events

Sport is like a religion in Australia &

New Zealand & there’s plenty of events

happening all year round. From every kind of

football in the winter months (Aussie Rules,

Rugby League & Rugby Union), to cricket

(Nov-Feb) & the Australian Open tennis

(Jan), plus loads more.

Find more ideas at

contiki.com/festivals-events

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 £)

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)

£ 116 \day £ 169 \day £ 130 \day

Australia or

New Zealand from £63 \day*

* Prices & exchange rates validated at 24th January, 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 £229* on your tour if you book & pay 12 months before you

leave, or save up to £115* 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 £229 & £115 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 £60 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 £90 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.

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.

See more with Contiki

Heading to Oz & NZ? You could stop via Asia & take one of our 7 great Asia

trips including China & Thai Islands. Or, stop off via North America to

sample how Contiki does it ‘Stateside’.

Take advantage of our multi tour discounts (see above) & combine them

with some great value round the world air tickets & you can see a whole

lot for a whole lot less.

There are loads of options available, so speak to Contiki or your travel

agent for more.

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Deals\

Savings &


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Contiki

helping

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/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/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/responsibletravel

protect our

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 legally

protected, they’re not immune to human infl uence

where precious marine ecosystems are being

harmed or destroyed completely.

Contiki actively supports 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

- the Mesoamerican Reef, to backing invaluable

research work in the Mediterranean, Contiki is

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/responsibletravel

* Calculations provided by the Environmental Defense Fund


So much more at

contiki.com

Whatever you are looking for, your search

starts at contiki.com

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

Get

connected

Online

check-in

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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/community

Or follow us at:

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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/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

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. 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.

You choose

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.

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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18

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/exploremore

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Aussie

Explorer

25 Days

From £2339pp

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/aussie-explorer

Western Australia

LITCHFIELD N.P

KINGS CANYON

THE OLGAS

Great

Australian

Bight

\

visit contiki.com/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)

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

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 £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

Darwin Only Sailing

MAR 20 APR 13 2399 2579

APR 17 MAY 11 2399 2579

MAY 15 JUN 8 2399 2579

JUN 12 JUL 6 2399 2579

JUL 10 AUG 3 2339 2519

AUG 7 AUG 31 2339 2519

SEP 4 SEP 28 2339 2519

OCT 2 OCT 26 2339 2519

OCT 30 NOV 23 2339 2519

NOV 27 DEC 21 2459 2639

DEC 25 JAN 18 2459 2639

2012

JAN 22 FEB 15 2459 2639

FEB 19 MAR 14 2459 2639

MAR 18 APR 11 2459 2639

APR 15 MAY 9 2445 2625

MAY 13 JUN 6 2445 2625

JUN 10 JUL 4 2445 2625

JUL 8 AUG 1 2409 2589

AUG 5 AUG 29 2409 2589

SEP 2 SEP 26 2409 2589

SEP 30 OCT 24 2409 2589

Code: EXDS 2011/12

All prices per person £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Darwin

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

MAR 23 APR 15 2309 2489

APR 20 MAY 13 2309 2489

MAY 18 JUN 10 2309 2489

JUN 15 JUL 8 2309 2489

JUL 13 AUG 5 2249 2429

AUG 10 SEP 2 2249 2429

SEP 7 SEP 30 2249 2429

OCT 5 OCT 28 2249 2429

NOV 2 NOV 25 2369 2549

NOV 30 DEC 23 2369 2549

DEC 28 JAN 20 2369 2549

2012

JAN 25 FEB 17 2369 2549

FEB 22 MAR 16 2369 2549

MAR 21 APR 13 2369 2549

APR 18 MAY 11 2355 2535

MAY 16 JUN 8 2355 2535

JUN 13 JUL 6 2355 2535

JUL 11 AUG 3 2319 2499

AUG 8 AUG 31 2319 2499

SEP 5 SEP 28 2319 2499

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add £1549/add

£509 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £1369/add

£449 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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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

£229. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £115.

See p.11 for details.

Choose your

direction

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney

to Darwin. Or save up to £90 if you

travel from Darwin to Sydney

(this tour will be 24 days long).


Reefs &

Rainforests

16 Days

From US$2269pp

US$142/day

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

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

save up to US$130 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/reefs

GREAT

AUSTRALIAN

BIGHT

\

visit contiki.com/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 US$

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

MAR 31 APR 15 2329 2619

APR 7 APR 22 2329 2619

APR 28 MAY 13 2329 2619

MAY 5 MAY 20 2329 2619

MAY 26 JUN 10 2329 2619

JUN 2 JUN 17 2329 2619

JUN 23 JUL 8 2329 2619

JUN 30 JUL 15 2329 2619

JUL 21 AUG 5 2269 2559

JUL 28 AUG 12 2269 2559

AUG 18 SEP 2 2269 2559

AUG 25 SEP 9 2269 2559

SEP 15 SEP 30 2269 2559

SEP 22 OCT 7 2269 2559

OCT 13 OCT 28 2269 2559

OCT 20 NOV 4 2269 2559

NOV 10 NOV 25 2389 2679

NOV 17 DEC 2 2389 2679

DEC 1 DEC 16 2389 2679

DEC 8 DEC 23 2389 2679

DEC 15 DEC 30 2389 2679

DEC 29 JAN 13 2389 2679

2012

JAN 5 JAN 20 2389 2679

JAN 13 JAN 28 2389 2679

JAN 19 FEB 3 2389 2679

JAN 26 FEB 10 2389 2679

FEB 2 FEB 17 2389 2679

FEB 9 FEB 24 2389 2679

MAR 1 MAR 16 2389 2679

MAR 8 MAR 23 2389 2679

MAR 29 APR 13 2389 2679

APR 5 APR 20 2379 2669

APR 26 MAY 11 2379 2669

MAY 3 MAY 18 2379 2669

MAY 24 JUN 8 2379 2669

MAY 31 JUN 15 2379 2669

JUN 21 JUL 6 2379 2669

JUN 28 JUL 13 2379 2669

JUL 19 AUG 3 2339 2629

JUL 26 AUG 10 2339 2629

AUG 16 AUG 31 2339 2629

AUG 23 SEP 7 2339 2629

SEP 13 SEP 28 2339 2629

SEP 20 OCT 5 2339 2629

Code: BWSC 2011/12

All prices per person US$

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 20 APR 4 2459 2749

MAR 27 APR 11 2459 2749

APR 17 MAY 2 2459 2749

APR 24 MAY 9 2459 2749

MAY 15 MAY 30 2459 2749

MAY 22 JUN 6 2459 2749

JUN 12 JUN 27 2459 2749

JUN 19 JUL 4 2459 2749

JUL 10 JUL 25 2399 2689

JUL 17 AUG 1 2399 2689

AUG 7 AUG 22 2399 2689

AUG 14 AUG 29 2399 2689

SEP 4 SEP 19 2399 2689

SEP 11 SEP 26 2399 2689

OCT 2 OCT 17 2399 2689

OCT 9 OCT 24 2399 2689

OCT 30 NOV 14 2399 2689

NOV 6 NOV 21 2519 2809

NOV 20 DEC 5 2519 2809

NOV 27 DEC 12 2519 2809

DEC 4 DEC 19 2519 2809

DEC 18 JAN 2 2519 2809

DEC 25 JAN 9 2519 2809

2012

JAN 2 JAN 17 2519 2809

JAN 8 JAN 23 2519 2809

JAN 15 JAN 30 2519 2809

JAN 22 FEB 6 2519 2809

JAN 29 FEB 13 2519 2809

FEB 19 MAR 5 2519 2809

FEB 26 MAR 12 2519 2809

MAR 18 APR 2 2519 2809

MAR 25 APR 9 2519 2809

APR 15 APR 30 2509 2799

APR 22 MAY 7 2509 2799

MAY 13 MAY 28 2509 2799

MAY 20 JUN 4 2509 2799

JUN 10 JUN 25 2509 2799

JUN 17 JUL 2 2509 2799

JUL 8 JUL 23 2469 2759

JUL 15 JUL 30 2469 2759

AUG 5 AUG 20 2469 2759

AUG 12 AUG 27 2469 2759

SEP 2 SEP 17 2469 2759

SEP 9 SEP 24 2469 2759

SEP 30 OCT 15 2469 2759

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add US$1799/add

US$569 twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add US$1509/

add US$469 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

US$235. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save US$115.

See p.11 for details.

Fish feeding, The Whitsundays


Beaches

& Reefs

14 Days

From £1249pp

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

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

save up to £70 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/beaches

Great

Australian

Bight

\

visit contiki.com/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

Northern Territory

South Australia

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 £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 20 APR 2 1355 1535

MAR 27 APR 9 1355 1535

APR 17 APR 30 1355 1535

APR 24 MAY 7 1355 1535

MAY 15 MAY 28 1355 1535

MAY 22 JUN 4 1355 1535

JUN 12 JUN 25 1355 1535

JUN 19 JUL 2 1355 1535

JUL 10 JUL 23 1319 1499

JUL 17 JUL 30 1319 1499

AUG 7 AUG 20 1319 1499

AUG 14 AUG 27 1319 1499

SEP 4 SEP 17 1319 1499

SEP 11 SEP 24 1319 1499

OCT 2 OCT 15 1319 1499

OCT 9 OCT 22 1319 1499

OCT 30 NOV 12 1319 1499

NOV 6 NOV 19 1389 1569

NOV 20 DEC 3 1389 1569

NOV 27 DEC 10 1389 1569

DEC 4 DEC 17 1389 1569

DEC 18 DEC 31 1389 1569

DEC 25 JAN 7 1389 1569

2012

JAN 2 JAN 15 1389 1569

JAN 8 JAN 21 1389 1569

JAN 15 JAN 28 1389 1569

JAN 22 FEB 4 1389 1569

JAN 29 FEB 11 1389 1569

FEB 19 MAR 3 1389 1569

FEB 26 MAR 10 1389 1569

MAR 18 MAR 31 1389 1569

MAR 25 APR 7 1389 1569

APR 15 APR 28 1379 1559

APR 22 MAY 5 1379 1559

MAY 13 MAY 26 1379 1559

MAY 20 JUN 2 1379 1559

JUN 10 JUN 23 1379 1559

JUN 17 JUN 30 1379 1559

JUL 8 JUL 21 1359 1539

JUL 15 JUL 28 1359 1539

AUG 5 AUG 18 1359 1539

AUG 12 AUG 25 1359 1539

SEP 2 SEP 15 1359 1539

SEP 9 SEP 22 1359 1539

SEP 30 OCT 13 1359 1539

Code: BRCS 2011/12

All prices per person £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

APR 2 APR 15 1285 1465

APR 9 APR 22 1285 1465

APR 30 MAY 13 1285 1465

MAY 7 MAY 20 1285 1465

MAY 28 JUN 10 1285 1465

JUN 4 JUN 17 1285 1465

JUN 25 JUL 8 1285 1465

JUL 2 JUL 15 1249 1429

JUL 23 AUG 5 1249 1429

JUL 30 AUG 12 1249 1429

AUG 20 SEP 2 1249 1429

AUG 27 SEP 9 1249 1429

SEP 17 SEP 30 1249 1429

SEP 24 OCT 7 1249 1429

OCT 15 OCT 28 1249 1429

OCT 22 NOV 4 1249 1429

NOV 12 NOV 25 1319 1499

NOV 19 DEC 2 1319 1499

DEC 3 DEC 16 1319 1499

DEC 10 DEC 23 1319 1499

DEC 17 DEC 30 1319 1499

DEC 31 JAN 13 1319 1499

2012

JAN 7 JAN 20 1319 1499

JAN 15 JAN 28 1319 1499

JAN 21 FEB 3 1319 1499

JAN 28 FEB 10 1319 1499

FEB 4 FEB 17 1319 1499

FEB 11 FEB 24 1319 1499

MAR 3 MAR 16 1319 1499

MAR 10 MAR 23 1319 1499

MAR 31 APR 13 1319 1499

APR 7 APR 20 1309 1489

APR 28 MAY 11 1309 1489

MAY 5 MAY 18 1309 1489

MAY 26 JUN 8 1309 1489

JUN 2 JUN 15 1309 1489

JUN 23 JUL 6 1309 1489

JUN 30 JUL 13 1309 1489

JUL 21 AUG 3 1289 1469

JUL 28 AUG 10 1289 1469

AUG 18 AUG 31 1289 1469

AUG 25 SEP 7 1289 1469

SEP 15 SEP 28 1289 1469

SEP 22 OCT 5 1289 1469

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add £915/add £315

twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £735/add

£255 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£129. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £65.

See p.11 for details.


Cairns

Sunshine Trail

12 Days

From £1085pp

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Surfers Paradise to

Cairns. Or save up to £45 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/sunshine

Great

Australian

Bight

\

visit contiki.com/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)

Northern Territory

South Australia

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 £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Surfers P.

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 22 APR 2 1165 1345

MAR 29 APR 9 1165 1345

APR 19 APR 30 1165 1345

APR 26 MAY 7 1165 1345

MAY 17 MAY 28 1165 1345

MAY 24 JUN 4 1165 1345

JUN 14 JUN 25 1165 1345

JUN 21 JUL 2 1165 1345

JUL 12 JUL 23 1130 1310

JUL 19 JUL 30 1130 1310

AUG 9 AUG 20 1130 1310

AUG 16 AUG 27 1130 1310

SEP 6 SEP 17 1130 1310

SEP 13 SEP 24 1130 1310

OCT 4 OCT 15 1130 1310

OCT 11 OCT 22 1130 1310

NOV 1 NOV 12 1190 1370

NOV 8 NOV 19 1190 1370

NOV 22 DEC 3 1190 1370

NOV 29 DEC 10 1190 1370

DEC 6 DEC 17 1190 1370

DEC 20 DEC 31 1190 1370

DEC 27 JAN 7 1190 1370

2012

JAN 4 JAN 15 1190 1370

JAN 10 JAN 21 1190 1370

JAN 17 JAN 28 1190 1370

JAN 24 FEB 4 1190 1370

JAN 31 FEB 11 1190 1370

FEB 21 MAR 3 1190 1370

FEB 28 MAR 10 1190 1370

MAR 20 MAR 31 1190 1370

MAR 27 APR 7 1190 1370

APR 17 APR 28 1185 1365

APR 24 MAY 5 1185 1365

MAY 15 MAY 26 1185 1365

MAY 22 JUN 2 1185 1365

JUN 12 JUN 23 1185 1365

JUN 19 JUN 30 1185 1365

JUL 10 JUL 21 1165 1345

JUL 17 JUL 28 1165 1345

AUG 7 AUG 18 1165 1345

AUG 14 AUG 25 1165 1345

SEP 4 SEP 15 1165 1345

SEP 11 SEP 22 1165 1345

Code: BTCS 2011/12

All prices per person £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

Surfers P. Only Sailing

APR 2 APR 13 1120 1300

APR 9 APR 20 1120 1300

APR 30 MAY 11 1120 1300

MAY 7 MAY 18 1120 1300

MAY 28 JUN 8 1120 1300

JUN 4 JUN 15 1120 1300

JUN 25 JUL 6 1120 1300

JUL 2 JUL 13 1085 1265

JUL 23 AUG 3 1085 1265

JUL 30 AUG 10 1085 1265

AUG 20 AUG 31 1085 1265

AUG 27 SEP 7 1085 1265

SEP 17 SEP 28 1085 1265

SEP 24 OCT 5 1085 1265

OCT 15 OCT 26 1085 1265

OCT 22 NOV 2 1085 1265

NOV 12 NOV 23 1145 1325

NOV 19 NOV 30 1145 1325

DEC 3 DEC 14 1145 1325

DEC 10 DEC 21 1145 1325

DEC 17 DEC 28 1145 1325

DEC 31 JAN 11 1145 1325

2012

JAN 7 JAN 18 1145 1325

JAN 15 JAN 26 1145 1325

JAN 21 FEB 1 1145 1325

JAN 28 FEB 8 1145 1325

FEB 4 FEB 15 1145 1325

FEB 11 FEB 22 1145 1325

MAR 3 MAR 14 1145 1325

MAR 10 MAR 21 1145 1325

MAR 31 APR 11 1145 1325

APR 7 APR 18 1140 1320

APR 28 MAY 9 1140 1320

MAY 5 MAY 16 1140 1320

MAY 26 JUN 6 1140 1320

JUN 2 JUN 13 1140 1320

JUN 23 JUL 4 1140 1320

JUN 30 JUL 11 1140 1320

JUL 21 AUG 1 1120 1300

JUL 28 AUG 8 1120 1300

AUG 18 AUG 29 1120 1300

AUG 25 SEP 5 1120 1300

SEP 15 SEP 26 1120 1300

SEP 22 OCT 3 1120 1300

Prices above are based on quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add £765/add £259

twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £585/add

£199 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£109. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £55.

See p.11 for details.


Coast &

Whitsundays

11 Days

From £1055pp

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to The

Whitsundays. Or save up to £45 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

contiki.com/coast

\

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

Great

Australian

Bight

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 £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Sydney

2011

W’suns Only Sailing

MAR 20 MAR 30 1130 1310

MAR 27 APR 6 1130 1310

APR 17 APR 27 1130 1310

APR 24 MAY 4 1130 1310

MAY 15 MAY 25 1130 1310

MAY 22 JUN 1 1130 1310

JUN 12 JUN 22 1130 1310

JUN 19 JUN 29 1130 1310

JUL 10 JUL 20 1100 1280

JUL 17 JUL 27 1100 1280

AUG 7 AUG 17 1100 1280

AUG 14 AUG 24 1100 1280

SEP 4 SEP 14 1100 1280

SEP 11 SEP 21 1100 1280

OCT 2 OCT 12 1100 1280

OCT 9 OCT 19 1100 1280

OCT 30 NOV 9 1100 1280

NOV 6 NOV 16 1155 1335

NOV 20 NOV 30 1155 1335

NOV 27 DEC 7 1155 1335

DEC 4 DEC 14 1155 1335

DEC 18 DEC 28 1155 1335

DEC 25 JAN 4 1155 1335

2012

JAN 2 JAN 12 1155 1335

JAN 8 JAN 18 1155 1335

JAN 15 JAN 25 1155 1335

JAN 22 FEB 1 1155 1335

JAN 29 FEB 8 1155 1335

FEB 19 FEB 29 1155 1335

FEB 26 MAR 7 1155 1335

MAR 18 MAR 28 1155 1335

MAR 25 APR 4 1155 1335

APR 15 APR 25 1150 1330

APR 22 MAY 2 1150 1330

MAY 13 MAY 23 1150 1330

MAY 20 MAY 30 1150 1330

JUN 10 JUN 20 1150 1330

JUN 17 JUN 27 1150 1330

JUL 8 JUL 18 1135 1315

JUL 15 JUL 25 1135 1315

AUG 5 AUG 15 1135 1315

AUG 12 AUG 22 1135 1315

SEP 2 SEP 12 1135 1315

SEP 9 SEP 19 1135 1315

SEP 30 OCT 10 1135 1315

Code: SQCS 2011/12

All prices per person £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

W’suns

2011

Sydney Only Sailing

APR 5 APR 15 1085 1265

APR 12 APR 22 1085 1265

MAY 3 MAY 13 1085 1265

MAY 10 MAY 20 1085 1265

MAY 31 JUN 10 1085 1265

JUN 7 JUN 17 1085 1265

JUN 28 JUL 8 1085 1265

JUL 5 JUL 15 1055 1235

JUL 26 AUG 5 1055 1235

AUG 2 AUG 12 1055 1235

AUG 23 SEP 2 1055 1235

AUG 30 SEP 9 1055 1235

SEP 20 SEP 30 1055 1235

SEP 27 OCT 7 1055 1235

OCT 18 OCT 28 1055 1235

OCT 25 NOV 4 1055 1235

NOV 15 NOV 25 1110 1290

NOV 22 DEC 2 1110 1290

DEC 6 DEC 16 1110 1290

DEC 13 DEC 23 1110 1290

DEC 20 DEC 30 1110 1290

2012

JAN 3 JAN 13 1110 1290

JAN 10 JAN 20 1110 1290

JAN 18 JAN 28 1110 1290

JAN 24 FEB 3 1110 1290

JAN 31 FEB 10 1110 1290

FEB 7 FEB 17 1110 1290

FEB 14 FEB 24 1110 1290

MAR 6 MAR 16 1110 1290

MAR 13 MAR 23 1110 1290

APR 3 APR 13 1105 1285

APR 10 APR 20 1105 1285

MAY 1 MAY 11 1105 1285

MAY 8 MAY 18 1105 1285

MAY 29 JUN 8 1105 1285

JUN 5 JUN 15 1105 1285

JUN 26 JUL 6 1105 1285

JUL 3 JUL 13 1090 1270

JUL 24 AUG 3 1090 1270

JUL 31 AUG 10 1090 1270

AUG 21 AUG 31 1090 1270

AUG 28 SEP 7 1090 1270

SEP 18 SEP 28 1090 1270

SEP 25 OCT 5 1090 1270

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add £729/add £249

twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £549/add

£189 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£109. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £55.

See p.11 for details.


30

Australia

East

Coast

Island &

Rainforest

9 Days

What’s included

8 nights 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

£99. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £49.

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 page 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 £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

W’suns

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 27 APR 4 945 1125

APR 3 APR 11 945 1125

APR 24 MAY 2 945 1125

MAY 1 MAY 9 945 1125

MAY 22 MAY 30 945 1125

MAY 29 JUN 6 945 1125

JUN 19 JUN 27 945 1125

JUN 26 JUL 4 945 1125

JUL 17 JUL 25 925 1105

JUL 24 AUG 1 925 1105

AUG 14 AUG 22 925 1105

AUG 21 AUG 29 925 1105

SEP 11 SEP 19 925 1105

SEP 18 SEP 26 925 1105

OCT 9 OCT 17 925 1105

OCT 16 OCT 24 925 1105

NOV 6 NOV 14 969 1149

NOV 13 NOV 21 969 1149

NOV 27 DEC 5 969 1149

DEC 4 DEC 12 969 1149

DEC 11 DEC 19 969 1149

DEC 25 JAN 2 969 1149

2012

JAN 1 JAN 9 969 1149

JAN 9 JAN 17 969 1149

JAN 15 JAN 23 969 1149

JAN 22 JAN 30 969 1149

JAN 29 FEB 6 969 1149

FEB 5 FEB 13 969 1149

FEB 26 MAR 5 969 1149

MAR 4 MAR 12 969 1149

MAR 25 APR 2 969 1149

APR 1 APR 9 965 1145

APR 22 APR 30 965 1145

APR 29 MAY 7 965 1145

MAY 20 MAY 28 965 1145

MAY 27 JUN 4 965 1145

JUN 17 JUN 25 965 1145

JUN 24 JUL 2 965 1145

JUL 15 JUL 23 949 1129

JUL 22 JUL 30 949 1129

AUG 12 AUG 20 949 1129

AUG 19 AUG 27 949 1129

SEP 9 SEP 17 949 1129

SEP 16 SEP 24 949 1129

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

\

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

• The Whitsundays Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach

& lunch (weather dependent)

2

Code: FNCS 2011/12

All prices per person £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

W’suns Only Sailing

MAR 31 APR 8 945 1125

APR 7 APR 15 945 1125

APR 28 MAY 6 945 1125

MAY 5 MAY 13 945 1125

MAY 26 JUN 3 945 1125

JUN 2 JUN 10 945 1125

JUN 23 JUL 1 945 1125

JUN 30 JUL 8 945 1125

JUL 21 JUL 29 925 1105

JUL 28 AUG 5 925 1105

AUG 18 AUG 26 925 1105

AUG 25 SEP 2 925 1105

SEP 15 SEP 23 925 1105

SEP 22 SEP 30 925 1105

OCT 13 OCT 21 925 1105

OCT 20 OCT 28 925 1105

NOV 10 NOV 18 969 1149

NOV 17 NOV 25 969 1149

DEC 1 DEC 9 969 1149

DEC 8 DEC 16 969 1149

DEC 15 DEC 23 969 1149

DEC 29 JAN 6 969 1149

2012

JAN 5 JAN 13 969 1149

JAN 13 JAN 21 969 1149

JAN 19 JAN 27 969 1149

JAN 26 FEB 3 969 1149

FEB 2 FEB 10 969 1149

FEB 9 FEB 17 969 1149

MAR 1 MAR 9 969 1149

MAR 8 MAR 16 969 1149

MAR 29 APR 6 969 1149

APR 5 APR 13 965 1145

APR 26 MAY 4 965 1145

MAY 3 MAY 11 965 1145

MAY 24 JUN 1 965 1145

MAY 31 JUN 8 965 1145

JUN 21 JUN 29 965 1145

JUN 28 JUL 6 965 1145

JUL 19 JUL 27 949 1129

JUL 26 AUG 3 949 1129

AUG 16 AUG 24 949 1129

AUG 23 AUG 31 949 1129

SEP 13 SEP 21 949 1129

SEP 20 SEP 28 949 1129

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add £599/add £189

twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £419/add

£129 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

Island &

Rainforest

9 Days

From £925pp

contiki.com/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 £669pp

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/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

\

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

QUEENSLAND

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 £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

W’suns

2011

Cairns Only Sailing

MAR 27 APR 2 689 869

APR 3 APR 9 689 869

APR 24 APR 30 689 869

MAY 1 MAY 7 689 869

MAY 22 MAY 28 689 869

MAY 29 JUN 4 689 869

JUN 19 JUN 25 689 869

JUN 26 JUL 2 689 869

JUL 17 JUL 23 669 849

JUL 24 JUL 30 669 849

AUG 14 AUG 20 669 849

AUG 21 AUG 27 669 849

SEP 11 SEP 17 669 849

SEP 18 SEP 24 669 849

OCT 9 OCT 15 669 849

OCT 16 OCT 22 669 849

NOV 6 NOV 12 709 889

NOV 13 NOV 19 709 889

NOV 27 DEC 3 709 889

DEC 4 DEC 10 709 889

DEC 11 DEC 17 709 889

DEC 25 DEC 31 709 889

2012

JAN 1 JAN 7 709 889

JAN 9 JAN 15 709 889

JAN 15 JAN 21 709 889

JAN 22 JAN 28 709 889

JAN 29 FEB 4 709 889

FEB 5 FEB 11 709 889

FEB 26 MAR 3 709 889

MAR 4 MAR 10 709 889

MAR 25 MAR 31 709 889

APR 1 APR 7 699 879

APR 22 APR 28 699 879

APR 29 MAY 5 699 879

MAY 20 MAY 26 699 879

MAY 27 JUN 2 699 879

JUN 17 JUN 23 699 879

JUN 24 JUN 30 699 879

JUL 15 JUL 21 695 875

JUL 22 JUL 28 695 875

AUG 12 AUG 18 695 875

AUG 19 AUG 25 695 875

SEP 9 SEP 15 695 875

SEP 16 SEP 22 695 875

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement (tour only) add £479/add £169

twin-share.

Single room supplement (tour + sailing) add £299/add

£109 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

• 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 £

Start Finish Tour Tour &

Cairns

2011

W’suns Only Sailing

APR 2 APR 8 689 869

APR 9 APR 15 689 869

APR 30 MAY 6 689 869

MAY 7 MAY 13 689 869

MAY 28 JUN 3 689 869

JUN 4 JUN 10 689 869

JUN 25 JUL 1 689 869

JUL 2 JUL 8 669 849

JUL 23 JUL 29 669 849

JUL 30 AUG 5 669 849

AUG 20 AUG 26 669 849

AUG 27 SEP 2 669 849

SEP 17 SEP 23 669 849

SEP 24 SEP 30 669 849

OCT 15 OCT 21 669 849

OCT 22 OCT 28 669 849

NOV 12 NOV 18 709 889

NOV 19 NOV 25 709 889

DEC 3 DEC 9 709 889

DEC 10 DEC 16 709 889

DEC 17 DEC 23 709 889

DEC 31 JAN 6 709 889

2012

JAN 7 JAN 13 709 889

JAN 15 JAN 21 709 889

JAN 21 JAN 27 709 889

JAN 28 FEB 3 709 889

FEB 4 FEB 10 709 889

FEB 11 FEB 17 709 889

MAR 3 MAR 9 709 889

MAR 10 MAR 16 709 889

MAR 31 APR 6 709 889

APR 7 APR 13 699 879

APR 28 MAY 4 699 879

MAY 5 MAY 11 699 879

MAY 26 JUN 1 699 879

JUN 2 JUN 8 699 879

JUN 23 JUN 29 699 879

JUN 30 JUL 6 699 879

JUL 21 JUL 27 695 875

JUL 28 AUG 3 695 875

AUG 18 AUG 24 695 875

AUG 25 AUG 31 695 875

SEP 15 SEP 21 695 875

SEP 22 SEP 28 695 875

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Magical

Tropics

7 Days

What’s included

6 nights quad-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

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months

in advance you save

£69. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £35.

See p.11 for details.

Choose your

direction

Your choice - travel from The

Whitsundays to Cairns, or from

Cairns to The Whitsundays.

The Whitsundays day sailing trip


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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

£29. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £15.

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 £

Cairns Cairns pp

2011

MAR 31 APR 2 299

APR 7 APR 9 299

APR 28 APR 30 299

MAY 5 MAY 7 299

MAY 26 MAY 28 299

JUN 2 JUN 4 299

JUN 23 JUN 25 299

JUN 30 JUL 2 299

JUL 21 JUL 23 295

JUL 28 JUL 30 295

AUG 18 AUG 20 295

AUG 25 AUG 27 295

SEP 15 SEP 17 295

SEP 22 SEP 24 295

OCT 13 OCT 15 295

OCT 20 OCT 22 295

NOV 10 NOV 12 309

NOV 17 NOV 19 309

DEC 1 DEC 3 309

DEC 8 DEC 10 309

DEC 15 DEC 17 309

DEC 29 DEC 31 309

Start Finish £

Cairns Cairns pp

2012

JAN 5 JAN 7 309

JAN 13 JAN 15 309

JAN 19 JAN 21 309

JAN 26 JAN 28 309

FEB 2 FEB 4 309

FEB 9 FEB 11 309

MAR 1 MAR 3 309

MAR 8 MAR 10 309

MAR 29 MAR 31 309

APR 5 APR 7 309

APR 26 APR 28 309

MAY 3 MAY 5 309

MAY 24 MAY 26 309

MAY 31 JUN 2 309

JUN 21 JUN 23 309

JUN 28 JUN 30 309

JUL 19 JUL 21 305

JUL 26 JUL 28 305

AUG 16 AUG 18 305

AUG 23 AUG 25 305

SEP 13 SEP 15 305

SEP 20 SEP 22 305

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £120/add £29 twin-share.

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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Cape Tribulation Cable zip line through the rainforest

1

Rainforest

Adventure

3 Days

From £295pp

contiki.com/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 £499pp

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/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)

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QUEENSLAND

SURFERS PARADISE 2

NEW SOUTH WALES

Victoria

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 £

Sydney Surfers P. pp

2011

MAR 20 MAR 24 519

MAR 27 MAR 31 519

APR 17 APR 21 519

APR 24 APR 28 519

MAY 15 MAY 19 519

MAY 22 MAY 26 519

JUN 12 JUN 16 519

JUN 19 JUN 23 519

JUL 10 JUL 14 499

JUL 17 JUL 21 499

AUG 7 AUG 11 499

AUG 14 AUG 18 499

SEP 4 SEP 8 499

SEP 11 SEP 15 499

OCT 2 OCT 6 499

OCT 9 OCT 13 499

OCT 30 NOV 3 499

NOV 6 NOV 10 529

NOV 20 NOV 24 529

NOV 27 DEC 1 529

DEC 4 DEC 8 529

DEC 18 DEC 22 529

DEC 25 DEC 29 529

Start Finish £

Sydney Surfers P. pp

2012

JAN 2 JAN 6 529

JAN 8 JAN 12 529

JAN 15 JAN 19 529

JAN 22 JAN 26 529

JAN 29 FEB 2 529

FEB 19 FEB 23 529

FEB 26 MAR 1 529

MAR 18 MAR 22 529

MAR 25 MAR 29 529

APR 15 APR 19 529

APR 22 APR 26 529

MAY 13 MAY 17 529

MAY 20 MAY 24 529

JUN 10 JUN 14 529

JUN 17 JUN 21 529

JUL 8 JUL 12 519

JUL 15 JUL 19 519

AUG 5 AUG 9 519

AUG 12 AUG 16 519

SEP 2 SEP 6 519

SEP 9 SEP 13 519

SEP 30 OCT 4 519

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £315/add £99 twin-share.

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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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

£49. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £25.

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

£399

Plus EMC A$50 payable locally

contiki.com/dive-adventure

Learn

to Dive

5 Days

4 Nights

£639

Plus EMC A$50 payable locally

contiki.com/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)

Daily except Tuesdays. 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)

Daily except Sundays. 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 £360 plus A$50

EMC payable locally – see contiki.com/

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) £79.


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Sydney

New Year

4 Days

What’s included

3 nights triple-share centrally

located 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

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Explore

More

Optionals

Sydney

New Year

4 Days

£785pp

contiki.com/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

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 £

Sydney

2011

Sydney pp

DEC 30 JAN 2 785

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

US$285pp

US$72/day

contiki.com/sydney

Optional

Whitsundays

Sailing

upgrade

contiki.com/ 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 US$299.

Twin-share supplement add US$85.

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

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 £1015pp

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/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.Springs Darwin pp

2011

APR 3 APR 13 1015

MAY 1 MAY 11 1015

MAY 29 JUN 8 1015

JUN 26 JUL 6 1015

JUL 24 AUG 3 1035

AUG 21 AUG 31 1035

SEP 18 SEP 28 1035

OCT 16 OCT 26 1035

NOV 13 NOV 23 1015

DEC 11 DEC 21 1015

2012

JAN 8 JAN 18 1015

FEB 5 FEB 15 1015

MAR 4 MAR 14 1015

APR 1 APR 11 1085

APR 29 MAY 9 1085

MAY 27 JUN 6 1085

JUN 24 JUL 4 1085

JUL 22 AUG 1 1065

AUG 19 AUG 29 1065

SEP 16 SEP 26 1065

Code: TEDA 2011/12

Start Finish £

Darwin A.Springs pp

2011

MAR 23 APR 2 1015

APR 20 APR 30 1015

MAY 18 MAY 28 1015

JUN 15 JUN 25 1015

JUL 13 JUL 23 1035

AUG 10 AUG 20 1035

SEP 7 SEP 17 1035

OCT 5 OCT 15 1035

NOV 2 NOV 12 1015

NOV 30 DEC 10 1015

DEC 28 JAN 7 1015

2012

JAN 25 FEB 4 1015

FEB 22 MAR 3 1015

MAR 21 MAR 31 1015

APR 18 APR 28 1085

MAY 16 MAY 26 1085

JUN 13 JUN 23 1085

JUL 11 JUL 21 1065

AUG 8 AUG 18 1065

SEP 5 SEP 15 1065

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £599/add £199 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£99. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £49.

See p.11 for details.


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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/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

£59. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £29.

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 £

Darwin A.Springs pp

2011

MAR 23 MAR 28 589

APR 20 APR 25 589

MAY 18 MAY 23 589

JUN 15 JUN 20 589

JUL 13 JUL 18 599

AUG 10 AUG 15 599

SEP 7 SEP 12 599

OCT 5 OCT 10 599

NOV 2 NOV 7 585

NOV 30 DEC 5 585

DEC 28 JAN 2 585

2012

JAN 25 JAN 30 585

FEB 22 FEB 27 585

MAR 21 MAR 26 585

APR 18 APR 23 629

MAY 16 MAY 21 629

JUN 13 JUN 18 629

JUL 11 JUL 16 615

AUG 8 AUG 13 615

SEP 5 SEP 10 615

CHOOSE YOUR

DIRECTION

Code: AKAD 2011/12

Start Finish £

A.Springs Darwin pp

2011

APR 8 APR 13 589

MAY 6 MAY 11 589

JUN 3 JUN 8 589

JUL 1 JUL 6 599

JUL 29 AUG 3 599

AUG 26 AUG 31 599

SEP 23 SEP 28 599

OCT 21 OCT 26 599

NOV 18 NOV 23 585

DEC 16 DEC 21 585

2012

JAN 13 JAN 18 585

FEB 10 FEB 15 585

MAR 9 MAR 14 585

APR 6 APR 11 629

MAY 4 MAY 9 629

JUN 1 JUN 6 629

JUN 29 JUL 4 629

JUL 27 AUG 1 615

AUG 24 AUG 29 615

SEP 21 SEP 26 615

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £305/add £99 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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 £585pp

contiki.com/kakadu

Katherine Locally guided cruise of beautiful Nitmiluk

(Katherine) Gorge


Alice &

Uluru

6 Days

From £625pp

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/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.

Maybe take a quad bike adventure, or

just chill out pool side & relax in the sun.

Hotel (B)

Enjoy a hearty barbeque ‘Big Brekkie’

Day 6: Alice Springs

Choose to take an amazing optional hot

air balloon fl ight this morning, then say

farewell to you new friends. (B)

MacDonnell Range Hot air balloon ride

\

visit contiki.com/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

2 ALICE SPRINGS

THE OLGAS 2

ULURU

When to go and how much

Code: AEDA 2011/12

Start Finish £

A.Springs A.Springs pp

2011

MAR 28 APR 2 629

APR 25 APR 30 629

MAY 23 MAY 28 629

JUN 20 JUN 25 629

JUL 18 JUL 23 645

AUG 15 AUG 20 645

SEP 12 SEP 17 645

OCT 10 OCT 15 645

NOV 7 NOV 12 625

DEC 5 DEC 10 625

2012

JAN 2 JAN 7 625

JAN 30 FEB 4 625

FEB 27 MAR 3 625

MAR 26 MAR 31 625

APR 23 APR 28 675

MAY 21 MAY 26 675

JUN 18 JUN 23 675

JUL 16 JUL 21 659

AUG 13 AUG 18 659

SEP 10 SEP 15 659

Code: AEAD 2011/12

Start Finish £

A.Springs A.Springs pp

2011

APR 3 APR 8 629

MAY 1 MAY 6 629

MAY 29 JUN 3 629

JUN 26 JUL 1 629

JUL 24 JUL 29 645

AUG 21 AUG 26 645

SEP 18 SEP 23 645

OCT 16 OCT 21 645

NOV 13 NOV 18 625

DEC 11 DEC 16 625

2012

JAN 8 JAN 13 625

FEB 5 FEB 10 625

MAR 4 MAR 9 625

APR 1 APR 6 675

APR 29 MAY 4 675

MAY 27 JUN 1 675

JUN 24 JUN 29 675

JUL 22 JUL 27 659

AUG 19 AUG 24 659

SEP 16 SEP 21 659

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £295/add £99 twin-share.

AEDA:

Start Alice Springs 1:30pm & end Alice Springs 9:00am.

AEAD:

Start Alice Springs 8:00am & end Alice Springs 10:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

1

41

Australia

Northern

Territory

Alice &

Uluru

6 Days

What’s included

5 nights multi-share

accommodation:

2 nights in hotels

2 nights in a lodge

1 night on an outback bush camp

in a comfy Aussie ‘swag’

(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

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

£59. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £29.

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

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. 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.

You choose 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.

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

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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/exploremore

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Grand

Explorer

15 Days

From £1139pp

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to £50 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/grand-explorer

\

visit contiki.com/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

MILFORD SOUND

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER 1

HAAST PASS

QUEENSTOWN 3

HOKITIKA

LAKE TEKAPO

TASMAN SEA

1 LAKE OHAU

NINETY MILE

BEACH

ARTHUR’S

PASS

1

1 DUNEDIN

PICTON

BAY OF ISLANDS

2

AUCKLAND

RUSSELL

CHRISTCHURCH

PARRY KAURI PARK

WAITOMO CAVES 1

TAUPO

SOUTH ISLAND

COOK STRAIT

KAIKOURA COAST

PACIFIC OCEAN

1 ROTORUA

HUKA FALLS

1

NORTH ISLAND

TONGARIRO N.P

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 £1089pp

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 £150

from price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: £95.

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)

Single room supplement: £469.

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

£55 from the price in the price box

Twin room supplement: £95.

Single room supplement: £469.

14 day tour ends at Queenstown

airport.

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months in

advance you save £109. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save £55. See p.11 for details.

Hole in the Rock fastboat

When to go and how much

Code: NGZA 2011/12

Start Finish £

Auckland C’church pp

2011

APR 9 APR 23 1210

APR 21 MAY 5 1210

MAY 3 MAY 17 1210

MAY 15 MAY 29 1210

MAY 27 JUN 10 1210

JUN 8 JUN 22 1210

JUN 20 JUL 4 1210

JUL 2 JUL 16 1189

JUL 14 JUL 28 1189

JUL 26 AUG 9 1189

AUG 7 AUG 21 1189

AUG 19 SEP 2 1189

AUG 31 SEP 14 1189

SEP 12 SEP 26 1239

SEP 24 OCT 8 1239

OCT 6 OCT 20 1239

OCT 18 NOV 1 1239

OCT 26 NOV 9 1239

NOV 3 NOV 17 1239

NOV 11 NOV 25 1239

NOV 19 DEC 3 1269

NOV 27 DEC 11 1269

DEC 5 DEC 19 1269

DEC 9 DEC 23 1269

DEC 13 DEC 27 1269

DEC 17 DEC 31 1269

DEC 21 JAN 4 1269

DEC 25 JAN 8 1269

DEC 29 JAN 12 1269

2012

JAN 2 JAN 16 1269

JAN 6 JAN 20 1269

JAN 10 JAN 24 1269

JAN 14 JAN 28 1269

JAN 18 FEB 1 1269

JAN 22 FEB 5 1269

JAN 26 FEB 9 1269

JAN 30 FEB 13 1269

FEB 3 FEB 17 1269

FEB 7 FEB 21 1269

FEB 11 FEB 25 1269

FEB 15 FEB 29 1269

FEB 19 MAR 4 1269

FEB 23 MAR 8 1269

FEB 27 MAR 12 1269

MAR 2 MAR 16 1269

MAR 14 MAR 28 1269

MAR 26 APR 9 1269

APR 7 APR 21 1249

APR 19 MAY 3 1249

MAY 1 MAY 15 1249

MAY 13 MAY 27 1249

MAY 25 JUN 8 1249

JUN 6 JUN 20 1249

JUN 18 JUL 2 1249

JUN 30 JUL 14 1249

JUL 12 JUL 26 1239

JUL 24 AUG 7 1239

AUG 5 AUG 19 1239

AUG 17 AUG 31 1239

AUG 29 SEP 12 1239

SEP 10 SEP 24 1239

SEP 22 OCT 6 1239

Code: NGZC 2011/12

Start Finish £

C’church Auckland pp

2011

APR 9 APR 23 1160

APR 21 MAY 5 1160

MAY 3 MAY 17 1160

MAY 15 MAY 29 1160

MAY 27 JUN 10 1160

JUN 8 JUN 22 1160

JUN 20 JUL 4 1160

JUL 2 JUL 16 1139

JUL 14 JUL 28 1139

JUL 26 AUG 9 1139

AUG 7 AUG 21 1139

AUG 19 SEP 2 1139

AUG 31 SEP 14 1139

SEP 12 SEP 26 1139

SEP 24 OCT 8 1139

OCT 6 OCT 20 1189

OCT 18 NOV 1 1189

OCT 26 NOV 9 1189

NOV 3 NOV 17 1189

NOV 11 NOV 25 1189

NOV 19 DEC 3 1219

NOV 27 DEC 11 1219

DEC 5 DEC 19 1219

DEC 9 DEC 23 1219

DEC 13 DEC 27 1219

DEC 17 DEC 31 1219

DEC 21 JAN 4 1239

DEC 25 JAN 8 1239

DEC 29 JAN 12 1239

2012

JAN 2 JAN 16 1239

JAN 6 JAN 20 1239

JAN 10 JAN 24 1239

JAN 14 JAN 28 1219

JAN 18 FEB 1 1219

JAN 22 FEB 5 1219

JAN 26 FEB 9 1219

JAN 30 FEB 13 1219

FEB 3 FEB 17 1219

FEB 7 FEB 21 1219

FEB 11 FEB 25 1219

FEB 15 FEB 29 1219

FEB 19 MAR 4 1219

FEB 23 MAR 8 1219

FEB 27 MAR 12 1219

MAR 2 MAR 16 1219

MAR 14 MAR 28 1219

MAR 26 APR 9 1219

APR 7 APR 21 1199

APR 19 MAY 3 1199

MAY 1 MAY 15 1199

MAY 13 MAY 27 1199

MAY 25 JUN 8 1199

JUN 6 JUN 20 1199

JUN 18 JUL 2 1199

JUN 30 JUL 14 1199

JUL 12 JUL 26 1189

JUL 24 AUG 7 1189

AUG 5 AUG 19 1189

AUG 17 AUG 31 1189

AUG 29 SEP 12 1189

SEP 10 SEP 24 1189

SEP 22 OCT 6 1189

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £499/add £115 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£129. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £65.

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 £1015pp

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction

It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to £35 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/grand-adventurer

MILFORD SOUND

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER 1

HAAST PASS

QUEENSTOWN 3

\

visit contiki.com/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 £945pp

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 £150

from price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: £75.

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

Single room supplement: £379.

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

£55 from the price in the price box

Twin room supplement: £75.

Single room supplement: £379.

12 day tour ends at Queenstown

airport.

Save More Money

If you pay 12 months in

advance you save £99. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save £49. See p.11 for details.

Maori cultural show & ‘Hangi’ meal

When to go and how much

Code: NPZA 2011/12

Start Finish £

Auckland C’church pp

2011

APR 11 APR 23 1065

APR 23 MAY 5 1065

MAY 5 MAY 17 1065

MAY 17 MAY 29 1065

MAY 29 JUN 10 1065

JUN 10 JUN 22 1065

JUN 22 JUL 4 1065

JUL 4 JUL 16 1050

JUL 16 JUL 28 1050

JUL 28 AUG 9 1050

AUG 9 AUG 21 1050

AUG 21 SEP 2 1050

SEP 2 SEP 14 1050

SEP 14 SEP 26 1095

SEP 26 OCT 8 1095

OCT 8 OCT 20 1095

OCT 20 NOV 1 1095

OCT 28 NOV 9 1095

NOV 5 NOV 17 1095

NOV 13 NOV 25 1095

NOV 21 DEC 3 1125

NOV 29 DEC 11 1125

DEC 7 DEC 19 1125

DEC 11 DEC 23 1125

DEC 15 DEC 27 1125

DEC 19 DEC 31 1125

DEC 23 JAN 4 1125

DEC 27 JAN 8 1125

DEC 31 JAN 12 1125

2012

JAN 4 JAN 16 1125

JAN 8 JAN 20 1125

JAN 12 JAN 24 1125

JAN 16 JAN 28 1125

JAN 20 FEB 1 1125

JAN 24 FEB 5 1125

JAN 28 FEB 9 1125

FEB 1 FEB 13 1125

FEB 5 FEB 17 1125

FEB 9 FEB 21 1125

FEB 13 FEB 25 1125

FEB 17 FEB 29 1125

FEB 21 MAR 4 1125

FEB 25 MAR 8 1125

FEB 29 MAR 12 1125

MAR 4 MAR 16 1125

MAR 16 MAR 28 1125

MAR 28 APR 9 1125

APR 9 APR 21 1110

APR 21 MAY 3 1110

MAY 3 MAY 15 1110

MAY 15 MAY 27 1110

MAY 27 JUN 8 1110

JUN 8 JUN 20 1110

JUN 20 JUL 2 1110

JUL 2 JUL 14 1100

JUL 14 JUL 26 1100

JUL 26 AUG 7 1100

AUG 7 AUG 19 1100

AUG 19 AUG 31 1100

AUG 31 SEP 12 1100

SEP 12 SEP 24 1100

SEP 24 OCT 6 1100

Code: NPZC 2011/12

Start Finish £

C’church Auckland pp

2011

APR 9 APR 21 1030

APR 21 MAY 3 1030

MAY 3 MAY 15 1030

MAY 15 MAY 27 1030

MAY 27 JUN 8 1030

JUN 8 JUN 20 1030

JUN 20 JUL 2 1030

JUL 2 JUL 14 1015

JUL 14 JUL 26 1015

JUL 26 AUG 7 1015

AUG 7 AUG 19 1015

AUG 19 AUG 31 1015

AUG 31 SEP 12 1015

SEP 12 SEP 24 1015

SEP 24 OCT 6 1015

OCT 6 OCT 18 1060

OCT 18 OCT 30 1060

OCT 26 NOV 7 1060

NOV 3 NOV 15 1060

NOV 11 NOV 23 1060

NOV 19 DEC 1 1090

NOV 27 DEC 9 1090

DEC 5 DEC 17 1090

DEC 9 DEC 21 1090

DEC 13 DEC 25 1090

DEC 17 DEC 29 1090

DEC 21 JAN 2 1105

DEC 25 JAN 6 1105

DEC 29 JAN 10 1105

2012

JAN 2 JAN 14 1105

JAN 6 JAN 18 1105

JAN 10 JAN 22 1105

JAN 14 JAN 26 1090

JAN 18 JAN 30 1090

JAN 22 FEB 3 1090

JAN 26 FEB 7 1090

JAN 30 FEB 11 1090

FEB 3 FEB 15 1090

FEB 7 FEB 19 1090

FEB 11 FEB 23 1090

FEB 15 FEB 27 1090

FEB 19 MAR 2 1090

FEB 23 MAR 6 1090

FEB 27 MAR 10 1090

MAR 2 MAR 14 1090

MAR 14 MAR 26 1090

MAR 26 APR 7 1090

APR 7 APR 19 1075

APR 19 MAY 1 1075

MAY 1 MAY 13 1075

MAY 13 MAY 25 1075

MAY 25 JUN 6 1075

JUN 6 JUN 18 1075

JUN 18 JUN 30 1075

JUN 30 JUL 12 1075

JUL 12 JUL 24 1065

JUL 24 AUG 5 1065

AUG 5 AUG 17 1065

AUG 17 AUG 29 1065

AUG 29 SEP 10 1065

SEP 10 SEP 22 1065

SEP 22 OCT 4 1065

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £419/add £95 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£109. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £55.

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 £629pp

GO

Explore

More

Optionals

Choose your direction CHOOSE YOUR

It’s your choice - travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to £20 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/north

\

visit contiki.com/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 mansize,

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 £479pp

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

£170 from price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: £45.

Single room supplement: £205.

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 £49. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save £25. See p.11 for details.

When to go and how much

Code: NNHA 2011/12

Start Finish £

Auckland C’church pp

2011

APR 9 APR 16 659

APR 21 APR 28 659

MAY 3 MAY 10 659

MAY 15 MAY 22 659

MAY 27 JUN 3 659

JUN 8 JUN 15 659

JUN 20 JUN 27 659

JUL 2 JUL 9 649

JUL 14 JUL 21 649

JUL 26 AUG 2 649

AUG 7 AUG 14 649

AUG 19 AUG 26 649

AUG 31 SEP 7 649

SEP 12 SEP 19 669

SEP 24 OCT 1 669

OCT 6 OCT 13 669

OCT 18 OCT 25 669

OCT 26 NOV 2 669

NOV 3 NOV 10 669

NOV 11 NOV 18 669

NOV 19 NOV 26 685

NOV 27 DEC 4 685

DEC 5 DEC 12 685

DEC 9 DEC 16 685

DEC 13 DEC 20 685

DEC 17 DEC 24 685

DEC 21 DEC 28 685

DEC 25 JAN 1 685

DEC 29 JAN 5 685

2012

JAN 2 JAN 9 685

JAN 6 JAN 13 685

JAN 10 JAN 17 685

JAN 14 JAN 21 685

JAN 18 JAN 25 685

JAN 22 JAN 29 685

JAN 26 FEB 2 685

JAN 30 FEB 6 685

FEB 3 FEB 10 685

FEB 7 FEB 14 685

FEB 11 FEB 18 685

FEB 15 FEB 22 685

FEB 19 FEB 26 685

FEB 23 MAR 1 685

FEB 27 MAR 5 685

MAR 2 MAR 9 685

MAR 14 MAR 21 685

MAR 26 APR 2 685

APR 7 APR 14 675

APR 19 APR 26 675

MAY 1 MAY 8 675

MAY 13 MAY 20 675

MAY 25 JUN 1 675

JUN 6 JUN 13 675

JUN 18 JUN 25 675

JUN 30 JUL 7 675

JUL 12 JUL 19 669

JUL 24 JUL 31 669

AUG 5 AUG 12 669

AUG 17 AUG 24 669

AUG 29 SEP 5 669

SEP 10 SEP 17 669

SEP 22 SEP 29 669

Code: NNHC 2011/12

Start Finish £

C’church Auckland pp

2011

APR 16 APR 23 639

APR 28 MAY 5 639

MAY 10 MAY 17 639

MAY 22 MAY 29 639

JUN 3 JUN 10 639

JUN 15 JUN 22 639

JUN 27 JUL 4 639

JUL 9 JUL 16 629

JUL 21 JUL 28 629

AUG 2 AUG 9 629

AUG 14 AUG 21 629

AUG 26 SEP 2 629

SEP 7 SEP 14 629

SEP 19 SEP 26 629

OCT 1 OCT 8 629

OCT 13 OCT 20 649

OCT 25 NOV 1 649

NOV 2 NOV 9 649

NOV 10 NOV 17 649

NOV 18 NOV 25 665

NOV 26 DEC 3 665

DEC 4 DEC 11 665

DEC 12 DEC 19 665

DEC 16 DEC 23 665

DEC 20 DEC 27 675

DEC 24 DEC 31 675

DEC 28 JAN 4 675

2012

JAN 1 JAN 8 675

JAN 5 JAN 12 675

JAN 9 JAN 16 675

JAN 13 JAN 20 665

JAN 17 JAN 24 665

JAN 21 JAN 28 665

JAN 25 FEB 1 665

JAN 29 FEB 5 665

FEB 2 FEB 9 665

FEB 6 FEB 13 665

FEB 10 FEB 17 665

FEB 14 FEB 21 665

FEB 18 FEB 25 665

FEB 22 FEB 29 665

FEB 26 MAR 4 665

MAR 1 MAR 8 665

MAR 5 MAR 12 665

MAR 9 MAR 16 665

MAR 21 MAR 28 665

APR 2 APR 9 655

APR 14 APR 21 655

APR 26 MAY 3 655

MAY 8 MAY 15 655

MAY 20 MAY 27 655

JUN 1 JUN 8 655

JUN 13 JUN 20 655

JUN 25 JUL 2 655

JUL 7 JUL 14 649

JUL 19 JUL 26 649

JUL 31 AUG 7 649

AUG 12 AUG 19 649

AUG 24 AUG 31 649

SEP 5 SEP 12 649

SEP 17 SEP 24 649

SEP 29 OCT 6 649

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £275/add £55 twin-share.

NNHA:

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

NNHC:

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£69. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £35.

See p.11 for details.


Scenic

Southern

7 Days

From £559pp

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/south

\

visit contiki.com/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 £649pp

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

£90 to price in the price box.

Twin room supplement: £55.

Single room supplement: £229.

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 £69. Or

pay 6 months in advance &

save £35. 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 £

C’church C’church pp

2011

APR 9 APR 15 565

APR 21 APR 27 565

MAY 3 MAY 9 565

MAY 15 MAY 21 565

MAY 27 JUN 2 565

JUN 8 JUN 14 565

JUN 20 JUN 26 565

JUL 2 JUL 8 559

JUL 14 JUL 20 559

JUL 26 AUG 1 559

AUG 7 AUG 13 559

AUG 19 AUG 25 559

AUG 31 SEP 6 559

SEP 12 SEP 18 559

SEP 24 SEP 30 559

OCT 6 OCT 12 589

OCT 18 OCT 24 589

OCT 26 NOV 1 589

NOV 3 NOV 9 589

NOV 11 NOV 17 589

NOV 19 NOV 25 605

NOV 27 DEC 3 605

DEC 5 DEC 11 605

DEC 9 DEC 15 605

DEC 13 DEC 19 605

DEC 17 DEC 23 605

DEC 21 DEC 27 605

DEC 25 DEC 31 605

DEC 29 JAN 4 605

2012

JAN 2 JAN 8 605

JAN 6 JAN 12 605

JAN 10 JAN 16 605

JAN 14 JAN 20 605

JAN 18 JAN 24 605

JAN 22 JAN 28 605

JAN 26 FEB 1 605

JAN 30 FEB 5 605

FEB 3 FEB 9 605

FEB 7 FEB 13 605

FEB 11 FEB 17 605

FEB 15 FEB 21 605

FEB 19 FEB 25 605

FEB 23 FEB 29 605

FEB 27 MAR 4 605

MAR 2 MAR 8 605

MAR 14 MAR 20 605

MAR 26 APR 1 605

APR 7 APR 13 595

APR 19 APR 25 595

MAY 1 MAY 7 595

MAY 13 MAY 19 595

MAY 25 MAY 31 595

JUN 6 JUN 12 595

JUN 18 JUN 24 595

JUN 30 JUL 6 595

JUL 12 JUL 18 589

JUL 24 JUL 30 589

AUG 5 AUG 11 589

AUG 17 AUG 23 589

AUG 29 SEP 4 589

SEP 10 SEP 16 589

SEP 22 SEP 28 589

Code: NSZA 2011/12

Start Finish £

C’church C’church pp

2011

APR 17 APR 23 565

APR 29 MAY 5 565

MAY 11 MAY 17 565

MAY 23 MAY 29 565

JUN 4 JUN 10 565

JUN 16 JUN 22 565

JUN 28 JUL 4 565

JUL 10 JUL 16 559

JUL 22 JUL 28 559

AUG 3 AUG 9 559

AUG 15 AUG 21 559

AUG 27 SEP 2 559

SEP 8 SEP 14 559

SEP 20 SEP 26 589

OCT 2 OCT 8 589

OCT 14 OCT 20 589

OCT 26 NOV 1 589

NOV 3 NOV 9 589

NOV 11 NOV 17 589

NOV 19 NOV 25 605

NOV 27 DEC 3 605

DEC 5 DEC 11 605

DEC 13 DEC 19 605

DEC 17 DEC 23 605

DEC 21 DEC 27 605

DEC 25 DEC 31 605

DEC 29 JAN 4 605

2012

JAN 2 JAN 8 605

JAN 6 JAN 12 605

JAN 10 JAN 16 605

JAN 14 JAN 20 605

JAN 18 JAN 24 605

JAN 22 JAN 28 605

JAN 26 FEB 1 605

JAN 30 FEB 5 605

FEB 3 FEB 9 605

FEB 7 FEB 13 605

FEB 11 FEB 17 605

FEB 15 FEB 21 605

FEB 19 FEB 25 605

FEB 23 FEB 29 605

FEB 27 MAR 4 605

MAR 2 MAR 8 605

MAR 6 MAR 12 605

MAR 10 MAR 16 605

MAR 22 MAR 28 605

APR 3 APR 9 595

APR 15 APR 21 595

APR 27 MAY 3 595

MAY 9 MAY 15 595

MAY 21 MAY 27 595

JUN 2 JUN 8 595

JUN 14 JUN 20 595

JUN 26 JUL 2 595

JUL 8 JUL 14 589

JUL 20 JUL 26 589

AUG 1 AUG 7 589

AUG 13 AUG 19 589

AUG 25 AUG 31 589

SEP 6 SEP 12 589

SEP 18 SEP 24 589

SEP 30 OCT 6 589

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £189/add £45 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£59. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £29.

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

\

visit contiki.com/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 £

Auckland Auckland pp

2011

APR 9 APR 11 195

APR 21 APR 23 195

MAY 3 MAY 5 195

MAY 15 MAY 17 195

MAY 27 MAY 29 195

JUN 8 JUN 10 195

JUN 20 JUN 22 195

JUL 2 JUL 4 189

JUL 14 JUL 16 189

JUL 26 JUL 28 189

AUG 7 AUG 9 189

AUG 19 AUG 21 189

AUG 31 SEP 2 189

SEP 12 SEP 14 189

SEP 24 SEP 26 189

OCT 6 OCT 8 195

OCT 18 OCT 20 195

OCT 26 OCT 28 195

OCT 30 NOV 1 195

NOV 3 NOV 5 195

NOV 7 NOV 9 195

NOV 11 NOV 13 195

NOV 15 NOV 17 195

NOV 19 NOV 21 199

NOV 23 NOV 25 199

NOV 27 NOV 29 199

DEC 1 DEC 3 199

DEC 5 DEC 7 199

DEC 9 DEC 11 199

DEC 13 DEC 15 199

DEC 17 DEC 19 199

DEC 21 DEC 23 199

DEC 25 DEC 27 199

DEC 29 DEC 31 199

Start Finish £

Auckland Auckland pp

2012

JAN 2 JAN 4 199

JAN 6 JAN 8 199

JAN 10 JAN 12 199

JAN 14 JAN 16 199

JAN 18 JAN 20 199

JAN 22 JAN 24 199

JAN 26 JAN 28 199

JAN 30 FEB 1 199

FEB 3 FEB 5 199

FEB 7 FEB 9 199

FEB 11 FEB 13 199

FEB 15 FEB 17 199

FEB 19 FEB 21 199

FEB 23 FEB 25 199

FEB 27 FEB 29 199

MAR 2 MAR 4 199

MAR 6 MAR 8 199

MAR 10 MAR 12 199

MAR 14 MAR 16 199

MAR 26 MAR 28 199

APR 7 APR 9 195

APR 19 APR 21 195

MAY 1 MAY 3 195

MAY 13 MAY 15 195

MAY 25 MAY 27 195

JUN 6 JUN 8 195

JUN 18 JUN 20 195

JUN 30 JUL 2 195

JUL 12 JUL 14 195

JUL 24 JUL 26 195

AUG 5 AUG 7 195

AUG 17 AUG 19 195

AUG 29 AUG 31 195

SEP 10 SEP 12 195

SEP 22 SEP 24 195

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £89/add £19 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.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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 £189pp

Sand dune surfing Dolphin swimming

contiki.com/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 £399pp

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/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/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

1 ROTORUA

When to go and how much

Code: NRZA 2011/12

Start Finish £

Auckland Auckland pp

2011

APR 9 APR 13 409

APR 21 APR 25 409

MAY 3 MAY 7 409

MAY 15 MAY 19 409

MAY 27 MAY 31 409

JUN 8 JUN 12 409

JUN 20 JUN 24 409

JUL 2 JUL 6 399

JUL 14 JUL 18 399

JUL 26 JUL 30 399

AUG 7 AUG 11 399

AUG 19 AUG 23 399

AUG 31 SEP 4 399

SEP 12 SEP 16 415

SEP 24 SEP 28 415

OCT 6 OCT 10 415

OCT 18 OCT 22 415

OCT 26 OCT 30 415

NOV 3 NOV 7 415

NOV 11 NOV 15 415

NOV 19 NOV 23 425

NOV 27 DEC 1 425

DEC 5 DEC 9 425

DEC 9 DEC 13 425

DEC 13 DEC 17 425

DEC 17 DEC 21 425

DEC 21 DEC 25 425

DEC 25 DEC 29 425

DEC 29 JAN 2 425

NORTH ISLAND

Start Finish £

Auckland Auckland pp

2012

JAN 2 JAN 6 425

JAN 6 JAN 10 425

JAN 10 JAN 14 425

JAN 14 JAN 18 425

JAN 18 JAN 22 425

JAN 22 JAN 26 425

JAN 26 JAN 30 425

JAN 30 FEB 3 425

FEB 3 FEB 7 425

FEB 7 FEB 11 425

FEB 11 FEB 15 425

FEB 15 FEB 19 425

FEB 19 FEB 23 425

FEB 23 FEB 27 425

FEB 27 MAR 2 425

MAR 2 MAR 6 425

MAR 14 MAR 18 425

MAR 26 MAR 30 425

APR 7 APR 11 419

APR 19 APR 23 419

MAY 1 MAY 5 419

MAY 13 MAY 17 419

MAY 25 MAY 29 419

JUN 6 JUN 10 419

JUN 18 JUN 22 419

JUN 30 JUL 4 419

JUL 12 JUL 16 415

JUL 24 JUL 28 415

AUG 5 AUG 9 415

AUG 17 AUG 21 415

AUG 29 SEP 2 415

SEP 10 SEP 14 415

SEP 22 SEP 26 415

Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add £155/add £35 twin-share.

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

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

£39. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save £19.

See p.11 for details.

Rotorua Skyline gondola & luge rides Guided walk through

the bush to spot Kiwis & Tuataras


58

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/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 £79. Or pay 6

months in advance

& save up to £39.

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 £

C’church C’church pp

2011

JUL 10 JUL 16 759

JUL 17 JUL 23 759

JUL 24 JUL 30 759

JUL 31 AUG 6 759

AUG 7 AUG 13 759

AUG 14 AUG 20 759

AUG 21 AUG 27 759

AUG 28 SEP 3 759

Start Finish £

C’church C’church pp

2012

JUL 8 JUL 14 759

JUL 15 JUL 21 785

JUL 22 JUL 28 785

JUL 29 AUG 4 785

AUG 5 AUG 11 785

AUG 12 AUG 18 785

AUG 19 AUG 25 785

AUG 26 SEP 1 785

Prices above are based on maximum twin-share.

For quad-share rate reduce twin price by £35.

Single room supplement add £175 to twin-share price.

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation

options see p.61.

For travel insurance see p.62.

1

From £759pp

contiki.com/nzski

Queenstown Scenic tandem skydive AJ Hackett bungy jump


Auckland

Explorer

3 Days

£145pp

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/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 £145

Single room supplement £99

contiki.com/

auckland

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New

Zealand

Auckland

Explorer

3 Days


Stopover ideas

Break the journey on your way to & from New Zealand

& Australia with one of our relaxing stopover options.

Fiji

2 Islands

5 Days

From £355pp

contiki.com/fiji

Honolulu

in Hawaii

2 & 4 Nights

From £135pp

contiki.com/hawaii

Fiji 2 islands

Relax on island time with Contiki’s 5

day/4 night Fiji package. Combining

2 nights at the Beachcomber Island

Resort in the tranquil marine sanctuary

of the beautiful Mamanuca Islands

& 2 nights at Mantaray Island Resort

in the Yasawa Islands, it’s the perfect

way to chill. With fantastic island

feasts, a huge range of activities,

nightly live music & entertainment &

the friendliest people on the planet

– these islands are the perfect mix of

relaxation, sun, culture & fun!

Conditions

Stopovers are only available in conjunction

with a Contiki tour booking. There is

no Contiki Tour Manager included on

any stopover packages. For twin-share

accommodation, both persons must

book at the same time, using the same

booking reference number. Prices include

appropriate taxes & service charges.

Package highlights

An endless list of watersports like

kayaking & snorkeling

Great party nights

Swimming with the Mantarays

(seasonal)

Diving – introductory & certifi ed

courses available (Mantaray

Resort only)

A visit to traditional Fijian villages

Before & after

Contiki offers great rates on Viti Levu

at the Fiji Mercure Hotel before or

after your island holiday.

Honolulu in Hawaii

Contiki has 2 & 4 night packages

at The Park Shore Waikiki in Honolulu

on the beautiful Island of Oahu. It’s

situated across from Waikiki beach

& minutes from the endless choice

of shops & restaurants. Enjoy Hawaii’s

perfect sunsets from the outdoor

ocean view pool & sun deck! A short

walk away is the Contiki Customer

Service Centre, our free concierge

service to make your holiday hasslefree

& fast track you to the best

action on the island.

Conditions

Stopovers are only available in conjunction

with a Contiki tour booking. There is

no Contiki Tour Manager included on

any stopover packages. For twin-share

accommodation, both persons must

book at the same time, using the same

booking reference number. Prices include

appropriate taxes & service charges.

Package highlights

1/2 day sightseeing tour including

the USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor

& Punchbowl

Contiki Concierge Service

Starbucks voucher

Great surfi ng beaches (lessons

available)

Amazing shopping

Waikiki’s party hot spots


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/staylonger & contiki.com/departurepoints.

Australia

ALICE SPRINGS

All Seasons Oasis,

10 Gap Road, Alice Springs: Nestled in

the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges,

this hotel’s features include a tennis court,

swimming pool & 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: £30 Twin: £45 Single: £79

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: £25 Twin: £45 Single: £85

DARWIN

Quality Frontier Darwin,

3 Buffalo Court, Darwin: Conveniently

located, the Frontier Darwin’s rooms are all

air-conditioned with TV’s & 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: £35 Twin: £49 Single: £95

SURFERS PARADISE

Australis Sovereign Hotel,

138 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise: Located

a 10 minute walk from the action of central

Surfers, the hotel features a lagoon style

For more info check out contiki.com/departurepoints

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: £45 Twin: £60 Single: £105

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).

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: £55 Single: £105

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: £30 Twin: £39 Single: £65

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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: £39 Single: £65

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: £45 Single: £75

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 £15.

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.


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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.

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,

For more info check out contiki.com/contikipedia

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 early or later in the season 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).

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.

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 due to seasonal

closing or repairs to buildings, etc., especially

early or late in the season. If this happens,

alternatives will be arranged.

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

Territory 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.

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.

Booking Security

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

must fully protect their clients’ funds under regulations specified by the European Community

Package Travel Directive. We confirm that Contiki is fully complying with the law, therefore your

monies are fully protected. Contiki Holidays Limited is a member of the Association of British Travel

Agents under membership number Y1792. ABTA & ABTA Members help make holidaymakers to

get the most from their travel & assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are

obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further

information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct & the arbitration scheme available to you if you

have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.

abta.com. Contiki Holidays also holds a current ATOL Licence No. 10144.

Photography credits

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

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, 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


Booking conditions

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

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

The following Booking Conditions, have to the extent possible, been

based on the UK interpretation of the European Community Package

Travel Directive.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION

On receipt of your deposit, subject to availability and at our discretion,

Contiki will reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is made

between you and Contiki Holidays Limited (Registered in Guernsey No.

50681 (Contiki)) only upon your booking being confi rmed and accepted by

us and our communication thereof to you or your travel agent.

2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Contiki are a member of ABTA and hold ATOL Number 10144 issued by

the Civil Aviation Authority, which provide for your protection in the event

of our insolvency. Only bookings from countries subject to the EC Package

Travel Directive will receive fi nancial protection from ABTA & CAA. When

you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package and/ or fl ights from

Contiki Holidays Limited you will receive a Confi rmation Invoice from us

(or via our authorized agent through which you booked) confi rming your

arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence

number 10144. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure

that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money

you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit

the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. Not all holiday or travel services

offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme. Please ask

us to confi rm what protection may apply to your booking.

3. PRICE GUARANTEE

Prices in this brochure are based on costs and exchange rates as of

24th January, 2011. No surcharge in respect of costs or currency

fl uctuations will be made within 30 days of the commencement of the

land content of any holiday or once payment of the deposit of your land

tour has been received. The price of your travel arrangements can be

varied due to changes in transportation costs such as fuel, scheduled

airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of the contract

between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator or organiser. The

price of your travel arrangements can also be varied due to government

action such as changes in VAT or any other government imposed changes

and currency changes in relation to an exchange rate variation. In the

case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price

of your travel arrangements, which excludes any amendment charges,

will be absorbed or retained. For larger variations this 2% will still be

absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. Should the price

of your holiday go down, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then

any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel

arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some

apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to

contractual and other protection in place. In either case there will be an

administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to

cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase

of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you may

cancel your travel arrangements and receive a full refund of all monies

paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for

this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the

issue date printed on your fi nal invoice. Whether you cancel or not you

will also be entitled, on the terms set out in respect of major changes in

clause 4.3 below, to accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements

from us if we are able to do so.

4.IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY

4.1 Contiki reserves the right to change or cancel your booking in

accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control.

4.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you

reasonable notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer

you a comparable alternative. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum

period of 45 days notice will be given by us unless the circumstances

leading to the cancellation were beyond our reasonable control.

4.3 If an alternative is not available or acceptable you will be entitled

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

Contiki holiday without payment of any transfer fee.

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

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

closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural

and nuclear disasters, fi re, epidemic or health risk, Acts of God, adverse

weather conditions or other similar events beyond Contiki’s control) we

will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less reasonable expenses

incurred by us in respect of your booking.

4.5 Contiki is not responsible for the cost of any other travel arrangements

affected due to cancellation or the rescheduling of any holiday.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS

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

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

cannot guarantee that any item or amenity mentioned will be available

especially where we have no direct control over it.

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

accommodation, sightseeing tours and transportation to give you good

value for money.

5.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features.

If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances

beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to

vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. Contiki is not responsible for any

other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

6. LIABILITY

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

monies for you until the booking is confi rmed at which time those

monies shall be remitted promptly by your travel agent to us. All such

monies received by us will be deposited as required by law. Any money

paid to a travel agent where land arrangements and fl ights are booked

together is held by the travel agent on behalf of Contiki at all times.

6.2 We will be entitled to keep for our account any interest earned on

such monies.

6.3 All monies paid by you to us through your travel agent or otherwise,

whether in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by

us as and when we see fi t, in respect of the services to be provided and/

or fees payable under your selected holiday. The payment of a deposit

or any other monies in respect of your holiday shall be deemed to be an

authorisation for disbursement thereof as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of £60, per person per

tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of

departure from your home country, must be submitted to Contiki within

7 days in respect of that holiday. This payment is in addition to any

deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a fi rst

installment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has

been confi rmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent.

1.2 Your land reservation will be confi rmed on receipt of a nonrefundable

deposit of £60 per person, per tour, which must be within 7

days of booking or the reservation will automatically be cancelled.

1.3 Any special meal requirements will be made on a request basis

only. Contiki cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume

any responsibility or liability if clients’ special meal requirements are

not fulfi lled.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE

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

days before the scheduled holiday departure date from your home

country which shall be by the due date stated on the confi rmation issued

to you by Contiki. When making multi-tour bookings, full payment is

due no later than 45 days before scheduled departure date of the fi rst

departing tour.

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

have cancelled and cancellation charges in accordance with clause 3

below will be levied by Contiki.

2.3 Tickets and other documents won’t be forwarded until full payment

has been received by us.

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

from your home country, the full cost of the holiday will be payable

immediately on booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel

documents at the holiday departure point.

2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply

cancellation charges should payments not be received within the above

specifi ed periods.

3. IF YOU CANCEL

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

3.2 Your deposit is non-refundable upon cancellation by you.

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

of cost and expenses incurred by us in the terms of the schedule set out

hereunder. This is expressed as a percentage of the holiday price and is

calculated as follows:

PERIOD OF NOTICE CANCELLATION FEE

More than 45 days notice: Deposit is forfeited

45-22 days 25% of tour fare

21-8 days: 30% of tour fare

7-1 days: 50% of tour fare

Day of departure: 100% of tour fare

Where the percentage cancellation fee is less than the deposit, the

cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit.

If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms of any holiday

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

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

company.

3.4 Any cancellation of additional services booked prior to and after

your tour booking, such as pre and post accommodation and transfers,

that are cancelled within 14 days of the tour departure incur a 100%

cancellation fee.

3.5 These cancellation fees are in addition to any cancellation fees that

may be levied by your Travel Agent.

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING

4.1 If after your booking has been confi rmed, you wish to change to

an alternate departure date you may do so subject to availability and

provided the new holiday date is also in this brochure.

4.2 A fee of £15 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration

made to a reservation after the booking is confi rmed, unless the change

increases the value of the booking. A change of booking within 45 days

of departure will be treated as a cancellation and normal cancellation

fees will apply (as detailed in section 3) except when the change is to an

earlier departure date of equivalent or greater value, in which case a £15

per person amendment fee will be charged.

4.3 A name change to a different person will be treated as a

cancellation.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS AND CONDITIONS

5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the

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

excursions, etc. that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops,

etc are closed. Hotel facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may

vary in style.

5.2 Contiki’s holidays are specifi cally planned for those in the 18 through

35 age group. Consequently the facilities and activities on a Contiki

holiday are not appropriate to persons outside this age bracket. If you

have a question regarding the age groups, you are welcome to discuss

this with a Contiki staff member.

5.3 Contiki must be advised of any medical conditions or physical

disability requiring special attention before you book your holiday. If you

do not advise us at this stage, we may refuse to accept your booking.

We may also refuse you if we feel that the holiday chosen is not suitable

without a suitably qualifi ed companion. Contiki will try to help you with

your requirements but cannot guarantee to do so, either on our own or

our suppliers’ (such as hotels, restaurants and excursions) behalf. Many

of our holidays involve getting on and off coaches, walking tours and

other physical activities. Some holidays may not be suitable for you if

you rely on a wheelchair or have certain other disabilities. The Company

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).

Should your disability require you to have special assistance, it is a

condition of Contiki accepting your booking that you provide evidence

satisfactory to us that an able-bodied person will accompany you and

is able to provide any special needs or services that you may require.

Contiki will not be responsible for the failure of this person to provide

these services .The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any

necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the

passenger’s expense. The Company 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.

5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the

point of commencement/conclusion of the holiday.

5.5.1 There may be times when the Contiki Representative has to make

a decision in your best interests or the best interests of their group. You

agree to comply with the authority and decisions of the appointed Contiki

Representative and the laws of the country in which you are travelling.

If you do not so comply or if, in the Contiki Representative’s opinion,

you are not compatible with the general enjoyment and well being of

other members on the holiday or smooth operation of the holiday itself,

we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the holiday.

We do not tolerate the possession or carriage of illegal or restricted

substances (drugs). Furthermore, you agree that your fellow travellers

and any Contiki Representative have the right to travel/work in a safe

environment. Any threats to their safety, well being or inappropriate

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

seriously and may result in the immediate termination of your holiday. In

such event, you will be responsible for your own repatriation and related

costs and have no claims against us.

5.5.2 You are responsible for any costs incurred as a result of damage or

excess cleaning fees related to your accommodation. You are advised to

immediately report any pre-existing damage in your room to hotel staff

and/or a Contiki Tour Manager as soon as it is discovered.

5.5.3 The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any

passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to

comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not

responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed

from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related

entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.

5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fi tted with a safety

belt, neither the operator or service providers, agents or co-operating

organisations shall be liable for any illness, injury or death or any loss or

damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if

the safety belt is not being worn at the time of the accident or incident.

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

permits and certifi cates required for your selected holiday as well as any

necessary vaccinations and to comply with all applicable laws.

5.8 You agree that our Contiki Representatives may take photographs and

fi lms of you while you are on holiday and that these may be used in our

Group brochures and/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining

any further consent or payment in respect of such photographs and/or fi lms.

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

inform the Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday and if

the matter cannot be resolved after the representative’s best endeavours

to do so during the holiday, your complaint should be made in writing to

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

days thereof so that your complaint can be investigated. If you do not

write within 42 days, your rights under this contract may be affected. If

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

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

5.10.1 The contract and all matters arising in respect hereof shall be

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

5.10.2 If any provision of this contract is held invalid or unenforceable

by any court of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed

to be re-written to give effect to the same purpose within the permitted

limits of the law. The validity and enforceability of the other provisions

shall not be affected.

5.10.3 If you are unsuccessful in any legal action instituted against

us, you agree to pay all our costs, including but not limited to, attorney/

client costs.

6. INSURANCE

Contiki very strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive

insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident,

personal baggage, money and public liability before joining a Contiki

holiday. This should be arranged at the time of payment of the deposit

and will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit

or cancellation fees from the date of confi rmation of your booking, as

shown in the insurance policy. You also agree to indemnify us against

all third-party claims, actions, damages and remedies which may be

brought against us in respect of your participation in the holiday.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM

In the event of your withdrawal from a holiday after the commencement as

a result of illness, you must obtain a medical certifi cate in support of any

insurance claim. No refunds will be made for any absence from the tour.

8. WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE HOLIDAY PRICE:

Airfares to and from your holiday destination (unless you have booked a

tour and fl y package), airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance,

laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips

to representatives, drivers and local guides, items of a personal nature,

excess baggage and 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.

10. LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS

Luggage is restricted to one reasonable sized, non-expanding suitcase

size up to 29” x 20” x 10” (73cm x 50cm x 25cm) and the maximum

weight of 20 kilos (44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on

the coach with you. No metal frame backpacks are allowed.

Contiki reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on tour.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES

1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract

between you and Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or

condition can be expressed or implied by reference to any other writing,

advertisement or conversation. This contract may only be varied in

writing by a duly authorised offi cer or director of Contiki.

63

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

and at our complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any

other company or person to have the benefi t 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 fi rst place as well as agreeing them with us. We may at our complete

discretion assign all or any rights and liabilities arising under or by virtue

of this or any other contract with you.

1.3 Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible

for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on

board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international

convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers

or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you

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

conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as

amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air

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

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

carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to

be regarded as having all benefi t of these conventions on limiting our

liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay

to passengers and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a tour shall

constitute agreement and acceptance by the passenger

of the terms and conditions set forth in this brochure which cannot be

varied except in writing by an offi cer of the Company.

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

coaches. All bookings with carriers, hoteliers and other service providers

are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability

imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, and other service providers. Please

note that some of these limit or exclude liability in respect of death,

personal injury, delay and loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we cannot

accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a

result of any act or omission of any such third-parties, we will give every

reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute.

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

of any of these parties to provide facilities or services for handicapped

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

1.5 Please note that no airline or carrier depicted or recommended in

this brochure by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure represent

themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from

Contiki or as having any other legal relationship with any such purchaser.

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

going to print, however Contiki cannot be held responsible for printing or

typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.

2. ARBITRATION

Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot

be amicably settled, may be referred to arbitration, if the customer so

wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British

Travel Agents, and administered independently by the Chartered Institute

of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive

method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the

customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or

can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta.com). The scheme

does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person.

There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply

to claims, which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their

consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims

which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of

£1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of

this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must

be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within twelve months

of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration

under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the

ABTA code does not require such agreement.

3. VALIDITY

The programmes advertised in this brochure are valid from March 2011

to September 2012.

4. OPERATING COMPANIES

The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki

Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd and Contiki Holidays (New Zealand) Limited.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

ABTA statement: Contiki Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA

under membership number Y1792. ABTA and ABTA Members help

holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist when things

don’t go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of

service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For more information on ABTA,

the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you

have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ, tel 020

3117 0500 www.abta.com

DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

Please be assured that we have measures in place to protect the

personal booking information held by us. This information will be

passed on to the principal and to the relevant suppliers of your travel

arrangements. The information may also be provided to public authorities

such as customs or immigration if required by them, or as required by

law. Certain information may also be passed on to security or credit

checking companies.

If you travel outside the European Economic Area, controls on data

protection may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country.

We will only pass your information on to persons responsible for your

travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that

you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious

requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant

suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we will be unable to provide your

booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being

passed on to the relevant persons.).

Where the data might be passed on for marketing purposes, you have

the right to opt out of future marketing. You also have a right of access to

data held which can be obtained by writing to Contiki Holidays Limited.

Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands.

FURTHER ADVICE

For further advice please visit - www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo or

call the ABTA Information Line Tel: 020 3117 0500 (calls are charged

at local rate)


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At the time of booking you must pay a non refundable

deposit of £60 per person per tour within 7 days.

Once your deposit has been received, Contiki will send

either you or your travel agent confirmation of the details of

the booking.

You must pay the balance of your holiday no less than 45 days

before the departure date or at the time of booking if less than

45 days before departure.

Contiki will then send you or your travel agent travel

vouchers and detailed information about your holiday.

The documentation will be sent approximately 21 days

prior to your departure.

IMPORTANT By paying the £60 deposit per person per tour, you

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.

ABTA No.Y1792

Contiki is represented in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica,

Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,

Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa,

Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA.

Contiki is a registered trademark of Contiki Tours International Ltd, Guernsey.

© Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Printed in the UK.

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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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