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AUS & NZ

17 / 18

TRAVEL WITH NO REGRETS

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

2017 / 18

6 NEW AND IMPROVED TRIPS INCLUDING

RHYTHM & ALPS


life

AN

adventU


IS

you only get to

live it once

re

Way back in ‘62 one guy had a

dream: to show young travellers the world

and change their lives in doing so. 55 years later and

we’ve perfected the secret formula. One of the most

important things we’ve learnt along the way is to do things

with passion or not at all.

Most companies provide good service. But at Contiki, we go

further than that, making sure that every second is one to

remember, every trip is one that will change your life and

alter your perception of the world. That’s what we

live for and what keeps us up at night. Are you

ready to become part of the story?

Check out @CONTIKI and #CONTIKI

for more of our travellers’ pics.

but if you do

it right, once

is enough

#noregrets


CONTENTS

Life is an adventure p.2

Where we take you p.4

Contiki Know-How p.6

Why travel Contiki p.8

Ways to save p.9

The Contiki people p.10

Ways to stay p.12

Munch p.14

Contiki Cares p.16

Count on us p.18

Two's better than one p.20

Q & A p.82

Booking conditions p.83

How to book p.84

AUSTRALIA

Welcome to Australia p.22

Ways to travel p.24

No Regrets p.26

ME Time p.28

DISCOVERER

p.30 FROM m 152P/D

The Big Walkabout 25 days p.32

Beaches & Reefs 14 days p.34

Reefs & Rainforests 16 days p.36

Sunsets & Surf 12 days p.38

p32

SWAMPS, RAINFORESTS,

WETLANDS, WOODLANDS,

PLANTS, INSECTS, AND

MAYBE EVEN A CROC

OR TWO.

#thebigwalkabout

Litchfield N.P.

DARWIN

KAKADU N.P.

KATHERINE

Mataranka

Daly Waters

TENNANT CREEK

Devil’s Marbles

Wycliffe Well

HIGH ENERGY

p.40 FROM m 164P/D

City to Surf 7 days p.41

The Sun Seeker 10 days p.42

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

p.43 FROM m 147P/D

Island & Rainforest 7 days p.44

Outback Adventure 11 days p.46

Tropical Wonder 5 days p.48

Rock & Red 6 days p.49

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

p.50

Sydney NYE 4 days p.51

Splendour in the Grass 3 days p.52

SAILING & DIVE

p.53 FROM m 171P/D

KINGS CANYON

The Olgas

ULURU

AUSTRALIA

Simpsons Gap

ALICE SPRINGS

Whitsundays & Dive

p.54/55

NEW ZEALAND

Welcome to New Zealand p.56

Ways to travel p.58

No Regrets p.60

ME Time p.62

DISCOVERER

p.64 FROM m 140P/D

The Big Tiki 19 days p.66

Kiwiana Panorama 16 days p.68

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

p.70 FROM m 134P/D

Sun & Steam 6 days p.71

Northern 'Choice' 10 days p.72

'Sweet as' South 9 days p.74

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

p.76 FROM m 84P/D

Rhythm & Alps 7 days p.77

Jaffas 'n' Jandals 3 days p.78

WINTER & SKI

p.79 FROM m 145P/D

Ski Queenstown p.80

Ultimate NZ Ski 7 days p.81

New & Improved Itinerary

p34

*SPOILER ALERT* -

PROBABLY THE BEST

BEACHES YOU’LL EVER

LAY EYES ON, EVER.

#beachesandreefs

Overnight stops Special Stays Places visited

p42

GRAB A SLICE OF

COUNTRY LIVING.

#sunseeker

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WHERE

CAPE TRIBULATION

Mossman Gorge

Port Douglas

CAIRNS

Townsville

Airlie Beach

WE TAKE

YOU

2 countries, 22 unique itineraries and

countless No Regrets travel experiences.

WHITSUNDAYS

Mackay

Capricorn Coast

CATTLE STATION

Fraser Island

NOOSA

Want a taste? We’ve got the crème

de la crème.

PAIHIA

p68

DOSE UP ON

MAORI CULTURE

AND TUCK INTO

FUSH ‘N’ CHUPS.

#kiwianapanorama

Parry Kauri Park

AUCKLAND

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE

Hobbiton

PARADISE

Currumbin

BYRON BAY

COFFS HARBOUR

p71

ROTORUA

Huka Falls

TAUPO

MT RUAPEHU

OHAKUNE

UR

SYDNEY

Port Macquarie

THE HOME OF NZ’S

LARGEST ACTIVE

NEW ZEALAND

Picton WELLINGTON

Hokitika

Arthur’s

NEW ZEALAND

Kaikoura FRANZ JOSEF &

CH

Hokitika

FOX GLACIERS

Haast Pass

Lake Tekapo

Arthur’s Pass

Wanaka

LAKE OHAU

FRANZ JOSEF &

CHRISTCHURCH

Milford Sound

CARDRONA

FOX GLACIERS

Haast Pass

Lake Tekapo

Arrowtown

QUEENSTOWN

Alexandra

Wanaka

LAKE OHAU

Milford Sound

CARDRONA

Arrowtown

QUEENSTOWN

DUNEDIN

Alexandra

VOLCANO.

#sunandsteam

p81

DUNEDIN

p74

THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL

OF THE WORLD NEEDS

LITTLE INTRODUCTION.

#ultimatenzski

BREATHE IN, BREATHE

OUT, AND RELAX, AS THE

BEAUTY OF LAKE OHAU

WORKS ITS MAGIC.

#sweetassouth

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what is

contiki

know-how?

I n d e p e n d e n t

t r av e l l e r r e v i e w s

f rom Feefo on

c o n t i k i . c o m

There’s something you can’t deny

about 55 years of taking people on

life-changing travels.

You can’t compete with that sort of

experience, that type of skill set, that passion

for adventure.

Contiki has something special – but it’s

not just magic or fairy dust.

You can’t buy it online for next day delivery,

you can’t cheat it, you can’t fake it, it’s

not superficial, it’s the substance behind

travelling with No Regrets.

And it’s something that once you’ve travelled

with us, you’ll just get. Those who have, call it

Contiki Know-How.

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Here is

what we

know

WE KNOW THE SIGHTS THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

AND HOW TO SKIP THE LINES

WE KNOW YOU’LL NEED A CHUNK OF

FREE WIFI TO ‘GRAM THOSE AMAZING SHOTS

WE KNOW YOU’D SKIP BREAKFAST IF IT

WASN’T INCLUDED EVERY SINGLE DAY

WE KNOW TIME TO YOURSELF OR TO EXPLORE

WITH NEW TRAVEL MATES IS MIGHTY IMPORTANT

WE KNOW A COMFY NIGHT’S SLEEP IS THE KEY

TO MAKING THE NEXT DAY COUNT

WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REAL

cultural EXPERIENCES & TOURIST TRAPS

WE KNOW OUR TEAM WILL GIVE YOU INSIDER

ACCESS TO ALL THE LOCAL HANGOUTS & SECRET SPOTS

WE KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO VALUE IT’S MORE THAN JUST A

PRICE & THAT NO-ONE GIVES YOU BETTER VALUE THAN US

WE KNOW HOW TO TRAVEL WITH #NOREGRETS

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WHY TRAVEL

CONTIKI?

DESIGNED FOR 18-35

YEAR OLDS

Our trips are created exclusively for

like-minded 18-35 year olds. No

younger, no older.

UNRIVALLED VALUE

Unique accommodation, a world

class team, comfy transport, tons of

meals and inclusions on every trip.

You can’t do what we do for less.

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

YOU WANT

You want the bells and whistles

icons but also the coolest little local

hangouts? No problem, we do it all.

MORE FREEDOM

Buckets of free time to

explore independently plus

epic ME Time optionals to

take your experience to a

whole new level.

SUPPORT & FLEXIBILITY

The flexibility to change your mind

and the knowledge that from start

to finish, we’ve got your back.

TAILORED

TRAVEL STYLES

6 incredible travel styles

to suit every type of

traveller. Yes, even you.

MORE FUN,

LESS HASSLE

Enough said. We’ll take

care of the detail, you focus

on the memory making.

THE ORIGINAL & THE BEST

As the world’s leading youth travel

company we’ve been treading the globe

since 1962. We don’t imitate, we just do

our thing better than anyone else can.

AUTHENTIC & LOCAL FOOD

Locally sourced ingredients, regional meals,

foodie experiences to make your tummy

smile and trips that put food centre stage.

10. SECURITY

We are a family-run business who care

deeply about the safety of our travellers,

and providing incredible experiences and

value. We’re financially secure and put

our all into delivering excellent trips each

and every time.

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MORE WAYS TO SAVE

SAVE EVEN MORE

SAVE 5

%

Travelled with us or one of our

sister companies before? We’ll

give you 5% off

SAVE

PLUS AN EXTRA

w25

5% OFF *

Your 2nd trip when you combine

Australian & New Zealand

trips of 7+ days

SAVE w25

Book two trips and get

€25 off your second trip

BOOK EARLY

SAVE

UP TO w280

Pay in full by 11th April 2017

& save up to 7.5%

SAVE

UP TO w189

Pay in full by 23rd May 2017

& save up to 5%

BOOK TOGETHER

EVERYONE

SAVES10 %

When 10 or more book

(or the 11th person goes free)

EVERYONE

SAVES7.5 %

When 7 or more book

EVERYONE

SAVES5 %

When 4 or more book

STUDENT DISCOUNT

Students save 5%! Just enter the student

promo code at checkout stage to redeem

your discount. Go to contiki.com/deals to

get your promo code.

PART PAY

Contiki Part Pay is the perfect present from

friends and family. Suggest it as a gift

idea, or use it yourself to help budget your

savings, making payments over time

to pay off your trip.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST DEALS & OFFERS

AT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

The facts: All these discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation, festival tickets & optional activities. Your trip price does not

include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip). You can combine loyalty discounts (‘Travelling Again’) , group discounts (‘Book with Friends’), multi trip discounts (‘2 or more’) & early

payment (‘Pay Early’) discounts on trips of 7 days or longer. Pay Early savings do not apply to bookings made within 45 days of trip departure and are not combinable with Last Minute Deals. Group discounts

(‘Book with friends’) is available on all trips. The Pay Early savings of €280 and €189 are based on the Big Walkabout with sailing (start Sydney) p.32.

*Discount applied to the less expensive trip.

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New Zealand team

Hayley from Taupo, has

been a Trip Manager

with Contiki for 3 years

“I love working

for Contiki

as I get to

showcase all

of the beautiful

scenery & Maori

culture New

Zealand has

to offer.”

From Trip Managers to Drivers and Local Guides, meet

just a few of the people who make our trips tick.

the

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Australian Team

Adam from Rockhampton,

has been a Trip Manager

with Contiki for two years

V I S I T YOUTUBE.

COM/CONTIKI

T O S E E O U R

T R I P M A N A G E R

V L O G S

“Working for Contiki gives

me the opportunity to share

the Aussie way of life with

travellers from all over the

globe. I enjoy encouraging

people to step outside

their comfort zone as this

offers the opportunity to

do something they never

thought they would do.”

Australian team

Mark from Sydney,

has been a Trip Manager

with Contiki since 2006

S T U F F T R I P

M A N A G E R S K N O W

“Keep eye contact during

the traditional Maori war

dance ‘the Haka’, you

won’t want to because

it’s intimidating, but you’ll

get some mana (respect)

for doing so and it means

you accept our welcome

to Aotearoa.”

@boyd_steel

“The natural beauty

and ancient cultural

heritage will have you

working overtime on

your Instagram account.

Visit Nourlangie Rock

to learn more about the

Aboriginal Australians

and to see ancient

rock art.”

@aj_zammit

“For those that like

their shopping and

great coffee, stroll

through Sydney’s ‘The

Strand Arcade’ for

boutique stores and

don’t forget to stop at

‘Gumption’ to grab

an espresso.”

@mark_heap

“I enjoy meeting people

from all over the world and

being able to share local

authentic experiences with

them. It’s a great feeling

when our travellers tell

you that you enhanced

their trip by offering some

insider knowledge or

perhaps you assisted them

with something. Travel

makes you grow and

opens your eyes to the

world in multiple ways.”

people

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ways to

stay

Central hotels, beachside

resorts and unique Special

Stays. Just some of the ways

you could be catching your

zzz’s Down Under.

Sudima Hotel,

Rotorua

FREE WIFI

t w i t t e r .

c o m /

c o n t i k i

Want to know the key to making every

day of vay-cay count? A good night’s

snooze. Or at least we think so. That’s

why we’re all about crazy comfort,

good locations and the occasional

OMG pinch yourself moment.

Kings Hotel Special Stay,

Mt Ruapehu

VISIT

CONTIKI.COM/STAYLONGER

FOR our recommended

hotels BEFORE and

AFTER YOUR TRIP

Sailing experience on the crystal

clear Whitsunday waters

On-board breakfast,

Whitsundays

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King’s Creek Station Special

Stay swag experience

Chill time at Nomad’s

Hostel, Byron Bay

Farm-fresh breakfast at

Cattle Station Special Stay

Special Stays

As for our Special Stays, this

is where the magic really

happens. Like the sound of a

hotel with spectacular views

of Mt Ruapehu, a surf village

on the Aussie East Coast with

a lesson thrown in for good

measure, or maybe snuggling

down into a cosy swag at the

Kings Creek Cattle Station?

We thought you might.

One of the highlights has got to be the variety of

accommodation. From hotels to hostels & even

a campsite. The campsite was my favourite, just

laying in the swag and staring up and seeing the

stars was absolutely breathtaking.

Oscar, 25

from Brisbane

I n d e p e n d e n t

t r av e l l e r r e v i e w s

f rom Feefo on

c o n t i k i . c o m

Travelodge Sydney

Hotels

Hotel-wise we’ll see you sleeping in centrally

located digs with all the essential home comforts,

plus we’ll mix it up with a few hostel overnights for

that authentic traveller feel.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 13


Local dinner, Wellington

The perfect flat white, Sydney

Beachside lunch,

Bondi Beach

Ice cream hangs, Sydney

Munch wraps up everything we do with food in Australia

and New Zealand. To us, your experience with food is as

integral as the destination itself. In just one bite you can

get a glimpse of a country’s culture, history, passion and

flavour, and for us, food is always the resounding memory

from our travels. So, alongside breakfast included every

day, we’re dedicated to delivering Munch-worthy included

meals; think cook your own steak in Sydney, fresh seafood

in Noosa and a traditional Hāngi dinner and Maori show

in Rotorua. But not only that, we also offer up mouthwatering

ME Time Optional experiences that really get

you tasting and learning about the country you’re in. Like

what? Well, how about an Ohana winery experience in

Childers, a delicious local meal in the heart of Wellington

with local craft beers included and a gourmet buffet

dinner at the Stratosphere Restaurant in Queenstown,

that can only be accessed by gondola.

And when it comes to filling your free time with foodie

wanderings, our Trip Managers’ little black book of foodie

haunts never lets us (or you) down. These guys know their

stuff, because after all, they’re showing you around their

back yards, so will only ever recommend places they can

personally vouch for. So what do you say? Let the food

safari commence.

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Our commitment to local, authentic and

delicious food experiences.

The iconic Fergberger,

Queenstown

TO TRAVEL IS TO EAT.

It’s an experience, a memory, a hit of

culture and something that undeniably

tastes better when shared with friends.

Munch brings together our two greatest

passions – travel and food.

Kiwiana fish’n’chips feast,

Bay of Islands

Traditional Maori Hangi dinner &

cultural performance, Rotorua

Lunch at Manly Beach,

Sydney

Included snacks on board our

private sail boat, Whitsundays

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CONTIKI CARES

Powered by TREADRIGHT

Contiki Cares is our mission to protect and preserve the places we go to and the

people we meet, so that the generations who follow us can see the world with the

same wide-eyed wonder as we do. It’s our dedication to treading lightly, acting with

respect and recognising when to speak for the planet when it can’t speak for itself.

Advising us on our journey is the TreadRight Foundation, our older, wiser sister on all

things sustainable and our guiding force in seeking to make the world a better, more

interconnected place. Together with TreadRight, we’re on a journey – to seek out the

causes that need support and the traditions and communities that need protection in

our ever changing world.

CONTIKI

LOVES THE PLANET

Contiki is proud to be using 100%

recycled LEIPA paper for the body

of our brochures. By doing so,

we proudly save 41,000 trees

per year. It is just part of

The Travel Corporation

way.

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Australia

We’ve worked with Surfrider

Australia on a number of projects

and beach clean-ups in an effort

to raise awareness and increase

understanding about the dangers of

plastic pollution and consumption.

Europe

Greece – TreadRight supports the TRIA

ETC to revitalise Greece’s artisan sector

by promoting artisanal skills to Greece’s

younger generations.

We’re also incredibly proud to support the

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Thanks

to a combined effort from UK and Europe

staff and spare change donated from our

travellers on Contiki coaches, we’ve raised

£65,000 to date.

Latin AMERICA

Peru – Our trips visit the Cusco

Centre for Textile Traditions

which supports over 500 artisanal

weavers and helps to keep this

ancient tradition alive.

Costa Rica – We support the Sea

Turtle Conservancy, an organisation

set up to protect turtle breeding

and monitor the behaviour of these

endangered sea creatures.

ME to WE – You can now extend

your stay in the Galapagos with

a ME to WE 4-day volunteering

excursion into the Amazon

jungle. Work with ME to WE on a

sustainable development project,

connect with members of the

Amazon community and explore

the tropical rainforest.

New Zealand

We support the conservation of New

Zealand’s iconic native bird, the

endangered kiwi. We contribute to

the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Breeding

Programme in Rotorua to hatch and raise

kiwi chicks, as well as fund research into

kiwi incubation and rearing, and sponsor

a new incubation chamber.

AFRICA

TreadRight works with both

WildAid and The Wilderness

Foundation to support animal

protection and conservation

efforts.

USA & Canada

Toronto – We work with and

support The Storyboot Project.

Our travellers visit the centre

that supports the traditional

art of mukluk and moccasin

making.

LA – Contiki were one of the

official sponsors of WE Day,

an event that celebrates

the youth of today who are

making a difference in both

local and global communities.

Asia

Cambodia – Our trips visit the FRIENDS

restaurant, which offers a place for disadvantaged

youths to work and learn new skills.

India – Our Eternal India trip visits the Dhonk

Craft Centre, a cooperative that was set up to

serve a dual purpose; to employ those who would

otherwise only find income from tiger poaching,

and also to preserve traditional artistry.

China & Vietnam – TreadRight works with and

supports WildAid to help put an end to the

illegal wildlife trade by educating and reducing

demand for products.

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c o u n t

You can

count on us

Our family values and flexible approach are

all geared up to give you peace of mind.

o n

u s

Contiki is part of The Travel Corporation family of brands. What does that mean? In short, it

means that we know what we’re doing. Every year we take over 2 million travellers to 70 different

countries across 30 of our award-winning travel brands. Our company isn’t run by a faceless board

of executives but instead by a family who care deeply about the safety of their travellers

and providing incredible experiences and value. We are financially secure, experienced beyond belief and

we won’t tie you down with a strict cancellation policy in case your plans change.

Visit TTC.COM

a fa m i ly of br a n d s

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Perks

If you’ve travelled with us before, you’re eligible for 5% off

your next trip. If you decide a second Contiki isn’t for you &

you’d prefer a luxury cruise down the River Seine on one of our

Uniworld boats, or to stay in one of our 5-star Red Carnation

Hotels, we won’t be offended (well maybe just a little). You can

simply transfer your 5% discount to any of our other 30 travel

brands. Same can be said for your deposit. Feel free to put your

trip deposit towards a trip with one of our sister brands if your

plans change or you blow the candles out on your 36th birthday

cake before you got the chance to take your Contiki trip.

Visit TTC.COM/LOYALTY to learn more

Trip

Registration

Ensuring that your trip runs smoothly is a pretty big

deal to us. Registering your details before your trip

ensures we can get in touch with you both prior to your

adventure and during it, which basically = a hassle free

trip for you. Plus in the unlikely event that something

happens on your trip, we’ll have all

your essential details so we can get in

touch with you.

Visit contiki.com/

tripregistration

Part 1

Change your trip

for free

If you want to change your chosen trip or

departure just drop us a line, let us know which

trip or departure you’d like and if there’s space,

we’ll do the rest for zero cost.

Use FlexDeposit with a sister company,

or gift your trip to someone else.

the

world’s greatest

change policy

It’s a big title but damn right we’re claiming it, and

for good reason. When booking with us we’re all

about the no-strings-attached approach.

Plans can change, as can minds, so we

created Freedom Guarantee to give you

ultimate flexibility. It’s made up of two

parts: you can change your trip for free, or use

FlexDeposit to save your paid deposit for when

you’re ready to use it.

Part 2

FlexDeposit

FlexDeposit is designed to make it easier to travel at a time that

works for you. The FlexDeposit guarantee is given for free once

you have paid your deposit and works as credit towards your next

adventure; so if your plans change, your deposit isn’t lost – it’s

simply transferred instead. FlexDeposit is available until you turn

36 (the maximum age you can travel on a Contiki). After that, it

can be used with one of our sister Travel Corporation brands or,

if you can’t travel yourself, it can also be gifted to someone else

within five years of the original booking date.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 19


Book trips in

both Australia

& New Zealand to

receive w25 off

Uluru, Australia

Do you know what’s better than one South Pacific based adventure? Two of

them, that’s what. After all, if you’ve been saving up the big bucks to fly all

the way over to this corner of the world, it just makes sense, right? Trust us,

in years to come you’ll regret not popping over to New Zealand whilst in Oz,

or vice versa, because even though you’ll tell yourself you’ll be back, who knows what the

future has in store.

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than one

PLUS take an

extra 5% off

the price of your

second trip *

c o n t i k i . c o m /

D E A L S

second trip * AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 21

Paihia, New Zealand

So now you’re convinced, here’s our second pearl of wisdom – Contiki is the way to

go for both of these adventures. Not only will you get w25 off & an additional 5%

discount if you book both trips together, but we also offer the widest range of products

of any youth travel provider in this region. Plus, with us, you’ll travel in style (and

comfort), and you’ve also got the pick of the bunch with our included #noregrets experiences,

designed to make sure you really are making every moment count.

* Discount applied to the less expensive trip.


A U S T R

Have you secretly (or maybe not so secretly) been

harbouring dreams of giving it all up to live the

beach bum lifestyle Down Under?

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A L I A

Who says those dreams can’t become reality? Boasting cities that fuse the cool with

the chic, beaches that stretch for mile upon mile, rainforests, waterfalls, deserts,

outback, forests (this country basically has every type of terrain going), and of course

locals who put you at ease with just one lazy smile, there really is no place in the world

quite like Australia. So go on, believe the hype, because this country is totally worth it.

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WAYS TO

TRAVEL

For the times when you

just want to see and do

EVERYTHING, it has to

be Discoverer. All of the

highlights, all of the best

experiences, all of the

bucket list ticking.

4 Discoverer trips,

from 12-25 days

See p.30

DISCOVERER

We all love our friends, but

sometimes how you want to

travel could be totally different

from their travel plans, right?

We think so too, which is why

we offer 5 different ways of

travelling Australia.

READ

ON TO FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT

YOUR TRAVEL

STYLE

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

Do you always promise yourself

next New Year you’ll celebrate

somewhere incredible? Why not

keep that promise this year by

seeing in NYE under the blanket

of Sydney’s fireworks? And as

for festivals, we have 4 words

for you – Splendour in the Grass.

2 Short Trips & Festivals

from 3-4 days,

See p.50

SAILING

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Consider yourself a 24-hour

kind of traveller? If so, our High

Energy trips will see you hot

stepping across Australia’s

sweetest spots by day, whilst

never missing a beat by night.

2 High Energy trips,

from 7-10 days

See p.40

HIGH ENERGY

GO TO

CONTIKI.COM/

AUSTRALIA

FOR MORE

INFO

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

Discover Australia’s

multicultural past, get to

know its locals, explore its

world renowned foodie scene

and spend longer in each

destination. If you want to

know what the Aussie way of

life really feels like, this

one’s for you.

4 In-Depth Explorer trips,

from 5-11 days

See p.43

& DIVE

Think Australia is at its most

beautiful on land? Go beneath

the water’s surface and prepare

to have that assumption

challenged. Snorkel the Great

Barrier Reef on one of our sailing

adventures, or learn a new skill

with one of our dive packages.

3 Dive packages

from 2-4 days

See p.53

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 25


HOW TO TRAVEL WITH

NO REGRETS

Cattle Station Special Stay

Visit Florence Falls, Kakadu National Park

Experience life down on the farm with our outback Cattle Station Special Stay,

exclusive to Contiki. Whip cracking, tractor rides and one very large bull called

Sausage are just a snippet of what you’ll be getting.

Nestled in the dense rainforest of Litchfield National Park, Florence Falls is

the kind of natural spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed. Pounding

waterfalls plunge into picture perfect waterpools, aka the ultimate refreshing

swimming experience.

1

2

3

4

Day trip to the Blue Mountains

1 Stroll through a forest of mangroves in Cairns

2 Hike around magical Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas)

3 Enjoy sunset views of the world’s most famous Harbour Bridge

4 Swim in crystal clear Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island

Getting out of the city has never been more appealing with the Blue Mountains

in your sights. Not actually blue (spoiler) but still ridiculously good looking.

Unique to Contiki, this mini adventure is included in the cost of your trip.

26 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18


WE CALL THEM NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

– THE ONES WE KNOW YOU JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS.

AND THE BEST PART? THEY’RE INCLUDED AS STANDARD ON YOUR TRIP.

1

2

3

4

Sydney Harbour ferry cruise from Manly

1 See just how big The Outback is as you fly over it on an included flight

2 Hang 10: Included surf lesson in Coffs Harbour

3 Explore Fraser Island in a 4WD

4 Hike around beautiful Katherine Gorge

There’s no better way to see Sydney than out on the water, cruising your way

past the iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Hop on board the

Manly ferry after spending the day at one of the city’s coolest beaches.

Sunset at Uluru

Included entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Pictures can go some way to capturing the majestic beauty of Uluru, but

nothing can beat the feeling of seeing it for real; that massive expanse

of rusty red rock, changing colour as the sun sets, as you raise a glass of

champagne to toast the moment.

When you think of Australia what springs to mind? Oceans, beaches, KOALAS.

Mainly koalas. So go cuddle crazy at Currumbin, where entry fee proceeds go

to sustaining the koala hospital.

See p.82 for our Instagram image contributors. AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 27


GIVING YOU MORE

ME TIME

No one gives you more freedom

and flexibility than us, with

options to take your trip from

memorable to legendary.

When you look back on your

adventures, what is it that you

remember? It’s the people, the

feelings and the experiences, right?

That’s what ME Time is all about; giving you the

freedom to do your own thing, whether that’s

napping on the beach, hiking a trail or devouring a

fresh seafood lunch. Want more? Good, because it

doesn’t stop there. ME Time is also about our

delectable suite of OMG inducing Optionals. Like

what? Well how about skydiving over Surfers

Paradise, 4WDing in the Outback, or walking over

the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, just to tickle

your appetite.

Sail the Whitsundays

Diving on the Great

Barrier Reef, Cairns

Quad bike through the Outback,

Kings Creek Station

ME TIME

OPTIONALS

Important: ME Time optional activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasions, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate.

Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.

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Hot air balloon ride, Alice Springs

FREE TIME

’s global editor, Ginny Copestake,

gives us her insider tips on how to spend a day

exploring sunny Sydney.

CHECK OUT

CONTIKI.COM/

DEALS

FOR OUR LATEST

OFFERS & DEALS

Kayak around Byron Bay

Breakfast

If there’s one thing Aussies know

how to do, it’s breakfast. These guys

are the original champions of the

avocado, and boy do they know how

to use it. Start your day with

breakfast at Bills in trendy Surry Hills,

where fresh juices and good coffee

are the aim of the game. Order the

full or fresh Aussie (depending on

your love of avocado) and fuel up for

the day ahead.

Coastal Exploring

Full from breakfast, what better way

to work it off than with a leisurely

6km hike, starting at Bondi and

ending at Bronte beach. This is

without doubt the city’s best trodden

path, so prepare to share your walk

with plenty a lycra-clad Sydneysider.

Incredible views, plenty of swim stops

and a cold press juice from Cali Press

in Bronte make it all worthwhile.

Ice Cream Heaven

One place you can’t leave Sydney

without visiting is Messina. Voted the

best gelato in Australia by the Good

Food Guide, it’s hard to put into

words just how utterly incredible this

ice cream really is. Its popularity

means there are a whole bunch of

branches all across Sydney, but the

Darlinghurst branch is my personal

fav (plus it’s the original one).

@ginnycopestake

contiki.com/sixtwo

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DISCOVERER

The adventure of a lifetime for the

traveller who wants to see it all, do

it all and go home with zero regrets.

See beaches, reefs, rainforests and

outback as you cover every little

inch of Australia, having experiences

you’ll remember for years to come.

WHO TRAVELS DISCOVERER?

• Those who want to see it all and do

it all, with a mix of iconic sights and

unique experiences

• Those who want the perfect balance

of organised sightseeing and

independent adventuring

• Those who want to make the most of

the time they have.

FREE WIFI ON OUR COACHES

CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERER-AUSTRALIA

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €43 a week from now

to next December (that’s 48 weeks) to travel

on an Australian 2018 Discoverer trip. Want

to reduce that weekly amount even more?

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest

promotions and money saving shenanigans.

30 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18


4 TRIPS

FROM

12–25

DAYS

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 31


THE BIG

WALKABOUT

WHY THIS TRIP?

Spend almost a month exploring

the land Down Under,

combining golden beaches,

rugged outback, buzzing cities

and tropical rainforest.

The trip of a lifetime?

Oh hell yes…

1 DARWIN

2 KAKADU N.P.

Litchfield N.P.

1 KATHERINE

Mataranka

Daly Waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1 TENNANT CREEK

Devils Marbles

Wycliffe Well

GREAT BARRIER REEF

3 CAIRNS

WHITSUNDAYS

Townsville

2

Airlie Beach

Simpsons

Gap

KINGS CANYON 1

2 ALICE SPRINGS

The Olgas

2

ULURU

QUEENSLAND

CATTLE

STATION

Mackay

1

Capricorn

Coast

NOOSA 2

Fraser Island

#BIGWALKABOUT

1

1

Places visited

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

6 World Heritage sites visited

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin

1 BYRON BAY

NEW SOUTH WALES

1 COFFS HARBOUR

Port Macquarie

SYDNEY 2

32 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/WALKABOUT

SYDNEY


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

24

NIGHTS

(23 nights for reverse itinerary)

Special Stays: 1 night surf camp, 2 nights

outback cattle stations , 15 nights in

hotels & resorts , 4 nights in hostels , 2

nights lodge. Sailing option: substitute 2

nights in resort with 2 nights on a boat

35

INCLUDED MEALS

24 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L),

10 dinners (D),

Sailing option: 24 breakfasts

(B), 2 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional Trip

Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach with

power & USB points for charging

See p.82 for more

PP*

25 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y3875 y155 P/DAY*

ME TIME OPTIONALS NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FREE WIFI

MHelicopter ride • Visit the Blue Mountains Available on all

over Uluru • Surf lesson in Coffs Harbour Contiki coaches

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

• 4WD trip across Fraser Island

• Alice Springs Aboriginal Dreamtime

‘Bush tucker’ tour

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y280

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Sydney . Meet up with your

Contiki Team before we head out of the

city & into the Blue Mountains to learn

about this amazing landscape. Hike

Wentworth Falls, then it’s back to Sydney

for dinner in Darling Harbour. Hotel (D)

Trip to the Blue Mountains

• See the Three Sisters rock formation

• Hike at Wentworth Falls

• Cook your own BBQ steak

DAY 2: Sydney . Today we get the best

views of the Harbour Bridge & Opera

House. Drive to Manly Beach for lunch

& a swim. Hotel (B)

• Sydney orientation tour including

Macquarie Street, Darling Harbour

& The Rocks

• Take a ferry from Manly across the

famous Sydney Harbour

MClimb the Harbour Bridge

DAY 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour . It’s

out of the city & into the cool surf vibes at

our Surf Village. (B,D)

Surf Village Special Stay

• Stop in the seaside resort town

of Port Macquarie

• Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

DAY 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron

Bay . Get yourself onto the waves in our

surf lesson! This afternoon we head to

legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B)

• ‘Learn to surf’ lesson

• Visit Australia’s most easterly point

& Cape Byron lighthouse

• Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle

& cool night life

M Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine

Park & waves to spot dolphins, turtles

& whales (seasonal)

DAY 5: Byron Bay to Surfers

Paradise . From mesmerising sunrise

experiences to relaxing on the beach &

cooling off in the ocean, Byron Bay is

full of options. Soak up the vibes & feast

on the adventures this town has to offer

before we make our way to our next

destination, Surfers Paradise. Resort (B)

• Stay at a resort located right

near the beach

DAY 6: Surfers Paradise . Get your

adrenaline pumping with an optional

early morning skydive. Then, get ready

for some serious koala cuddling sessions

at Currumbin’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Soak

up all the cuteness this place has to offer

before we head back to Surfer’s. Resort (B)

Nightclub entry

Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

• Relax on some of Australia’s famous

beaches

DAY 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa .

Take a peek at Brisbane, take a stroll along

the river or hit the shops before we hit the

road & head to chic Noosa. Resort (B)

• See the Brisbane River, Royal

Botanical Gardens & visit Queen

Street Mall

• Check out the shops & cafes in Noosa

DAY 8: Noosa . Today we head to Fraser

Island for an incredible day trip by 4WD.

Stroll along Rainbow Beach, drive through

the rainforests, cruise over sand dunes &

dip in the freshwater Lake McKenzie. Bliss!

Resort (B,L,D)

• Visit the largest sand island in

the world

• Drive along Australia’s only

sand highway

• Indulge in a delicious lunch

• Dine beachside in Noosa

DAY 9: Noosa to Farmstay . Head over

the Great Dividing Range & into cattle

country for a unique local overnight

stay, you can even flex your skills at whip

cracking! Along the way there is an option

to visit a local winery & exotic fruit orchard

for a tour & tasting. (B,D)

Cattle Station Special Stay

• Stop at Childers, known for its

heritage & farming history

• Check out the farm & animals

on a hay wagon ride & meet the

station owners

DAYS 10 - 11: Farmstay to The

Whitsundays . Arrive in amazing

Airlie Beach & the paradise of The

Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)(B)

• Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

• See Rockhampton – the beef

capital of Australia

M Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven

Beach & lunch (weather dependent)

DAYS 10-11: Sailing Whitsundays

option . Want to get on the water

in true Whitsundays style? You can.

Choose to hit the blue waters & try

your hand at sailing on our private

sailing adventure, cruising some of

the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including

Whitehaven Beach. See p.54 for more

info & the price panel for costs.

Multi-share open cabin

accommodation. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

Codes: ex Sydney: EXSXD

ex Darwin: EXDXD

DAY 12: The Whitsundays to Cairns .

Today, we head to tropical North

Queensland & gateway to the World

Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

Hostel (B)

• Check out Townsville on a city

orientation

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island national park

DAYS 13 - 14: Cairns . With 2 free days,

experience Cairns’ best! From shopping

& great nightlife to adrenaline activities

& exploring the reef, you’re spoiled with

choices. There’s also your chance to try

some kangaroo. Hostel (B, D)( B)

MWhitewater rafting

DAY 15: Cairns to Alice Springs .

Today we head to the Outback! Check out

‘The Alice’, famous for its Aboriginal art.

Maybe hold a snake or lizard at a reptile

park. Hotel (B,D)

• See the 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

• Reptile park experience

DAY 16: Alice Springs to Kings Creek

Station . Try ‘bush tucker’, meet members

of the Walpiri Aboriginal community &

learn to throw a boomerang! Later, it’s

on to Kings Creek Station – go local like

Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the stars in

a comfy swag. (B,D)

Outback Special Stay

• Hike through Kings Canyon to the ‘Lost

City’ & desert oasis ‘the Garden of Eden’

DAY 17: Kings Creek Station to

Uluru . Next we make tracks to Uluru.

Take a walk through its neighbour Kata

Tjuta (The Olgas). Lodge (B)

• Enjoy delicious bacon & eggs for

breakfast

• See the 700 million year old Mt Conner

& Lake Amadeus

• Hike through ‘Kata Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

DAY 18: Uluru . Catch the Uluru sunrise,

take a walk around ‘The Rock’ & hear

stories of the area & its Aboriginal rock

art. Tonight, catch an Uluru sunset with a

glass of bubbly. Lodge (B)

• Visit Uluru Cultural Centre

• See Uluru at sunrise & toast it at sunset

DAY 19: Uluru to Alice Springs . Say

goodbye to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National

Park as we head back to Alice Springs.

Hotel (B)

• Indulge in a BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’

DAY 20: Alice Springs to Tennant

Creek . Our ‘Top End’ adventure begins

today – we cross the Tropic of Capricorn to

Aussie’s old mining town, Tennant Creek.

Hotel (B, D)

• Keep your eyes peeled for UFOs at

Wycliffe Well

• Visit the ‘Devils Marbles’

M Dawn hot air balloon flight over the

desert & MacDonnell Ranges

DAY 21: Tennant Creek to Katherine .

Stop at the Territory’s oldest pub, then

make a splash in Mataranka thermal

pools. Later, it’s on to Katherine & its

famous gorge. Hotel (B)

Swim at the Mataranka thermal pools

• Hear stories from ‘We of the Never

Never’ Homestead

DAY 22: Katherine to Kakadu

National Park . Hike, walk, or take an

optional boat trip to see the massive

Katherine Gorge. Next up: Kakadu

National Park via Edith Falls for a swim.

Hotel (B, D)

Visit Katherine Gorge

• Cool off in Edith Falls (seasonal)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: EXSDD 2017/18 CODE: EXDSD 2017/18

Start Finish Trip Trip & Start Finish Trip Trip &

Sydney Darwin only sailing Darwin Sydney only sailing

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp* € pp*

2017

2017

Sep 24 Oct 18 3875 4055

Oct 22 Nov 15 3875 4055

Nov 19 Dec 13 4065 4245

Dec 17 ■ Jan 10 4065 4245

2018

Jan 14 Feb 7 4065 4245

Feb 11 Mar 7 4065 4245

Mar 11 Apr 4 4065 4245

Apr 8 May 2 4049 4229

May 6 May 30 4049 4229

Jun 3 Jun 27 4049 4229

Jul 1 Jul 25 3985 4165

Jul 29 Aug 22 3985 4165

Aug 26 Sep 19 3985 4165

THE FINER DETAILS

Sep 27 Oct 20 3745 3925

Oct 25 Nov 17 3745 3925

Nov 22 Dec 15 3935 4115

Dec 20 ● Jan 12 3935 4115

2018

Jan 17 ● Feb 9 3935 4115

Feb 14 Mar 9 3935 4115

Mar 14 Apr 6 3935 4115

Apr 11 May 4 3919 4099

May 9 Jun 1 3919 4099

Jun 6 Jun 29 3919 4099

Jul 4 Jul 27 3855 4035

Aug 1 Aug 24 3855 4035

Aug 29 Sep 21 3855 4035

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Included flights: This trip includes flights as specified on the map

opposite as part of the trip price. Please see ‘Included flights’ on

p.82 for important info.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €1745/add €899 for

second person twin-share.

Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add €1635/add €889 for

second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

EXSDD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Darwin 5:00pm.

EXDSD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end Sydney 5:00pm.

● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special Stay.

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Cape Tribulation.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.82.

DAY 23: Kakadu National Park . Explore Kakadu

today – its variety of gorgeous landscapes, wildlife

& arguably Australia’s best Aboriginal rock art at

Nourlangie Rock will seriously impress. Hotel (B)

Keep your eyes peeled for crocs on a wildlife cruise

See the Aboriginal rock art

• Visit Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

M Scenic flight over this World Heritage listed area

DAY 24: Kakadu to Darwin . Wave Kakadu farewell as

we head to Darwin. Don’t forget to pick up a didgeridoo

& meet some local Aboriginal artists before you leave.

Stop off en route for a swim in the famous (& gorgeous)

Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park. Hotel (B)

• Enjoy a swim in Florence Falls

DAY 25: Darwin . Get your bearings on a city

orientation of Darwin & visit East Point Military Reserve

& the local museum to learn about its historical past.

Then it’s time to say farewell to your travel buddies &

swap email addresses. (B)

• Guided city orientation of Darwin

• Visit the Darwin Museum

YOUR CHOICE

It’s your choice - travel from Sydney to Darwin.

Or save up to €130 if you travel from Darwin to

Sydney (this trip will be 24 days long).

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BEACHES

& REEFS

WHY THIS TRIP?

Experience the best of the

East Coast, with highlights

including sailing, skydiving

& endless nature based

adventures.

CAIRNS 2

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Townsville

Airlie Beach

2 WHITSUNDAYS

Mackay

QUEENSLAND

Capricorn Coast

CATTLE STATION 1

#BEACHESANDREEFS

1

1

NEW SOUTH WALES

Fraser Island

NOOSA 2

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin

BYRON BAY 1

COFFS HARBOUR 1

Port Macquarie

SYDNEY

Places visited

2

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

4 World Heritage sites visited

34 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/BEACHES

WHITSUNDAYS


14 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y2195 PP* y157 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y190

13

NIGHTS

Special Stays: 1 night Coffs

Harbour Surf Village, 1 night

Langmorn Outback Cattle Station

& 8 nights hotels , 3 nights hostels

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a boat

20

INCLUDED MEALS

13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L),

6 dinners (D),

Sailing option: 13 breakfasts

(B), 2 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach with

power & USB points for charging

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MTandem skydive in

Surfers Paradise

M Sydney Harbour

Bridge Climb

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Visit the Blue Mountains

• Surf lesson or kayak in

Coffs Harbour

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

• Noosa Surf Club dinner

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Sydney . Meet up with your

Contiki Team & travel buddies this

morning. We’ll head out of the city &

into the Blue Mountains to learn about

this amazing landscape including the

Three Sisters rock formation. Frame up

some shots as you hike Wentworth Falls,

before heading back to Sydney for dinner

overlooking Darling Harbour. Hotel (D)

• Day trip to the Blue Mountains

See the Three Sisters rock formation

• Hike at Wentworth Falls

• Cook your own BBQ steak

DAY 2: Sydney . Today we see the icons

of Sydney, including the best view of the

Harbour Bridge & Opera House followed

by a drive to Manly Beach for lunch & a

swim. If you’re up for it, get a different

view & head to the top of the Harbour

Bridge! Hotel (B)

• Sydney orientation tour including

Macquarie Street, Darling Harbour

& The Rocks

• Ferry from Manly across the famous

Sydney Harbour

MClimb the Harbour Bridge

DAY 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour .

It’s out of the city & into the cool surfer

vibes that Oz is famous for at our Surf

Village. (B,D)

Surf Village Special Stay

• Stop in the seaside resort town of

Port Macquarie

• Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

DAY 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay .

Get yourself onto the waves on our surf

lesson! With their tricks of the trade, our

pro surfer guides will have you up on a

board in no time. So grab your towel,

sunnies & iPod & hit the beach for the

ultimate chill. This afternoon, we head to

legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B)

• ‘Learn to surf’ lesson

• Visit Australia’s most easterly

point & Cape Byron lighthouse

• Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle,

galleries, amazing food & cool

night life

MKayak tour of Byron Bay’s

Marine Park

DAY 5: Byron Bay to Surfers

Paradise . From mesmerising sunrise

experiences to relaxing on the beach &

cooling off in the ocean, Byron Bay is full

of options. Soak up the vibes and feast

on the adventures this town has to offer

before we make our way to our next

destination, Surfers Paradise. Resort (B)

• Stay at a resort located right

by the beach

MDracula’s Cabaret Show

DAY 6: Surfers Paradise . Get your

adrenaline pumping with an early

morning skydive. Then, get ready for

some serious koala cuddling sessions at

Currumbin’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Soak up

all the cuteness this place has to offer

before we head back to Surfer’s. Resort (B)

• Nightclub entry

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

& see iconic Aussie animals

• Relax on some of Australia’s

famous beaches

DAY 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa .

Take a peek at Brisbane’s sights before

we make our way to the chic beach town,

Noosa. Resort (B)

• See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical

Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall

• See the stunning Glasshouse

Mountains

DAY 8: Noosa . Today we head to Fraser

Island for an incredible day trip by 4WD.

Stroll along Rainbow Beach, drive through

the rainforests, sand dunes & dip in the

freshwater Lake McKenzie. Bliss!

Resort (B,L,D)

• Dine beachside in Noosa

• Visit the largest sand island in the world

• Drive along Australia’s only sand

highway

• Indulge in a delicious lunch

DAY 9: Noosa to Farmstay . Head over

the Great Dividing Range & into cattle

country for a truly unique local overnight

at our Outback Station, where you can

even flex your skills at whip cracking! Along

the way there is an option to visit a local

winery & exotic fruit orchard for a tour &

tasting. (B,D)

Cattle Station Special Stay

• Stop at Childers, known for its heritage

& farming history

• Check out the farm & animals on a hay

wagon ride & meet the station owners

MOhana Winery Experience

DAYS 10 - 11: Farmstay to The

Whitsundays . Arrive in amazing

Airlie Beach & the paradise of The

Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)(B)

• Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

CATTLE STATION SPECIAL STAY

• See Rockhampton – the beef

capital of Australia

MDay sailing trip to famous

Whitehaven Beach & lunch

(weather dependent)

DAYS 10-11: Sailing Whitsundays

option . Want to get on the water

in true Whitsundays style? You can.

Choose to hit the blue waters & try

your hand at sailing on our private

sailing adventure, cruising some of

the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including

Whitehaven Beach. See p.54 for more

info & the price panel for costs.

Multi-share open cabin

accommodation. Boat (B, D)( B, L, D)

Codes: ex Sydney: BRSWD

ex Cairns: BRCWD

DAY 12: The Whitsundays to Cairns .

Today, we’ll head to Tropical North

Queensland known for its rainforests & as

the gateway to the World Heritage listed

Great Barrier Reef. Hostel (B)

• Check out Townsville on a city

orientation

• See Magnetic Island

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island national park

DAY 13: Cairns . With a free day,

experience Cairns’ best! From shopping,

great nightlife & endless adrenaline

activities like rafting, skydiving & exploring

the reef, you’re spoiled with choices.

Tonight, there’s your chance to try some

kangaroo if you’re up for it. Hostel (B,D)

M Great Barrier Reef scuba diving for

beginners & certified divers

DAY 14: Cairns . Feed your inner

adrenaline junkie or relax? It’s your choice

with another free day to do what you’re into.

Later, it’s time to swap emails & numbers as

your trip ends at 5:00pm. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: BRSCD 2017/18 CODE: BRCSD 2017/18

Start Finish Trip Trip & Start Finish Trip Trip &

Sydney Cairns only sailing Cairns Sydney only sailing

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp* € pp*

2017

Sep 24 Oct 7 2265 2445

Oct 1 Oct 14 2265 2445

Oct 22 Nov 4 2265 2445

Oct 29 Nov 11 2265 2445

Nov 19 Dec 2 2375 2555

Nov 26 Dec 9 2375 2555

Dec 17 Dec 30 2375 2555

Dec 24 ■ Jan 6 2375 2555

2018

Jan 7 Jan 20 2375 2555

Jan 14 Jan 27 2375 2555

Jan 21 Feb 3 2375 2555

Feb 4 Feb 17 2375 2555

Feb 11 Feb 24 2375 2555

Feb 18 Mar 3 2375 2555

Mar 11 Mar 24 2375 2555

Apr 8 Apr 21 2365 2545

May 6 May 19 2365 2545

Jun 3 Jun 16 2365 2545

Jul 1 Jul 14 2329 2509

Jul 8 Jul 21 2329 2509

Jul 29 Aug 11 2329 2509

Aug 5 Aug 18 2329 2509

Aug 26 Sep 8 2329 2509

Sep 2 Sep 15 2329 2509

THE FINER DETAILS

2017

Oct 7 Oct 20 2195 2375

Oct 14 Oct 27 2195 2375

Nov 4 Nov 17 2305 2485

Nov 11 Nov 24 2305 2485

Dec 2 Dec 15 2305 2485

Dec 9 ● Dec 22 2305 2485

Dec 30 ● Jan 12 2305 2485

2018

Jan 6 ● Jan 19 2305 2485

Jan 20 Feb 2 2305 2485

Jan 27 ● Feb 9 2305 2485

Feb 3 ● Feb 16 2305 2485

Feb 17 Mar 2 2305 2485

Feb 24 Mar 9 2305 2485

Mar 3 ● Mar 16 2305 2485

Mar 24 Apr 6 2305 2485

Apr 21 May 4 2295 2475

May 19 Jun 1 2295 2475

Jun 16 Jun 29 2295 2475

Jul 14 Jul 27 2259 2439

Jul 21 ● Aug 3 2259 2439

Aug 11 Aug 24 2259 2439

Aug 18 ● Aug 31 2259 2439

Sep 8 Sep 21 2259 2439

Sep 15 ● Sep 28 2259 2439

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €985/add €515 for

second person twin-share.

Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add €875/add €505 for

second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

BRSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm.

BRCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Sydney 5:00pm.

● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village

Special Stay.

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Noosa.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs &

Rainforests or 25-day Big Walkabout trips. When you jump aboard

this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are

already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode.

Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new

addition to the wolf pack.

YOUR CHOICE

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

save up to €70 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 35


REEFS &

RAINFORESTS

WHY THIS TRIP?

Flex (or discover) your

surfing skills, cuddle koalas,

learn the ropes of a working

Aussie cattle station and

more on this two-week

Aussie sortie.

Mossman Gorge

1

CAPE

TRIBULATION

Port Douglas

3 CAIRNS

GREAT BARRIER REEF

Townsville

Airlie Beach

2 WHITSUNDAYS

Mackay

QUEENSLAND

Capricorn Coast

CATTLE STATION

1

#REEFSANDRAINFORESTS

1

1

NEW SOUTH WALES

Fraser Island

NOOSA 2

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin

BYRON BAY 1

COFFS HARBOUR 1

Port Macquarie

Places visited SYDNEY 2

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

4 World Heritage sites visited

36 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/REEFS

WHITSUNDAYS


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

15

NIGHTS

Special Stays: 1 night Langmorn

Outback Cattle Station, 1 night Surf

Village & 8 nights in hotels, 1 night

in a lodge 4 nights in hostels

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a boat

22

INCLUDED MEALS

15 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L),

6 dinners (D),

Sailing option : 15 breakfasts

(B), 2 lunches (L), 7 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach with

power & USB points for charging

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M 4WD national park rainforest

tour in Surfers Paradise

PP*

16 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y2419 y152 P/DAY* NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES FREE WIFI

• Aboriginal guided experience Available on all

Locally guided 4WD trip Contiki coaches

across Fraser Island

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

• Surf lesson

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y210

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation .

Meet up with your Contiki Team & hit

the road! Get an insider’s look at ancient

Aboriginal culture & maybe try the

unusual flavours offered at the local ice

creamery, before reaching lush Cape

Tribulation. Lodge

• Aboriginal experience at

Mossman Gorge

DAY 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns .

We visit Cape Tribulation Beach & then

check out the mangroves on a walk with

our Local Guide. This afternoon it’s back

to Cairns. Hostel (B)

• Visit Port Douglas

• Mangrove boardwalk with our

expert Local Guide

DAYS 3 - 4: Cairns . With 2 free days,

experience Cairns’ best! From shopping,

great nightlife & endless adrenaline

activities like rafting, skydiving &

exploring the reef, you’re spoiled with

choices. There’s also a chance to try some

kangaroo if you’re up for it. Hostel (B,D)(B)

M Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier

Reef cruise with lunch

DAY 5: Cairns to The Whitsundays .

Arrive in amazing Airlie Beach & the

paradise of The Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)

• Check out Townsville on a city orientation

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island national park

DAY 6: The Whitsundays . This place is

the ultimate way to relax, so take time to

chill & let the good times roll. Hotel (B)

M Day sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach

with lunch (weather dependent)

DAYS 5-6: Sailing Whitsundays

option . Want to get on the water

in true Whitsundays style? You can.

Choose to hit the blue waters & try

your hand at sailing on our private

sailing adventure, cruising some of

the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including

Whitehaven Beach. See p.54 for more

info & the price panel for costs.

Multi-share open cabin

accommodation. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

Codes: ex Cairns: BWCWD

ex Sydney: BWSWD

DAY 7: The Whitsundays to

Farmstay . Say farewell to paradise, as we

jet through sugar cane country to our true

Aussie farmstay overnight. (B,D)

Cattle Station Special Stay

• Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

• See Rockhampton – the beef

capital of Australia

• Check out the farm & animals

on a hay wagon ride

• Meet the station owners & try

whip cracking!

DAY 8: Farmstay to Noosa . Today we

head back to the coast but not before

an option to visit a local winery & exotic

fruit orchard for a tour & tastings. Later in

the day we reach the beach side town of

Noosa. Resort (B)

• Stop at Childers, known for its heritage

& farming history

MOhana Winery Experience

DAY 9: Noosa . Today we head to Fraser

Island for an incredible day trip by 4WD.

Stroll along Rainbow Beach, drive through

the rainforests & sand dunes & dip in the

freshwater Lake McKenzie. Bliss!

Resort (B,L,D)

• Visit the largest sand island in

the world

• Indulge in a delicious lunch

• Drive along Australia’s only

sand highway

• Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

DAY 10: Noosa to Surfers Paradise .

Get into the chic vibes of Noosa, then stop

& check out Brisbane before reaching the

East Coast party capital, Surfers Paradise!

Resort (B)

• See the stunning Glasshouse

Mountains

• See the Brisbane River, Royal

Botanical Gardens & visit Queen

Street Mall

• Stay at a resort located right by

the beach

DAY 11: Surfers Paradise. Get your

adrenaline pumping with an optional

early morning skydive. Then, get ready

for some serious koala cuddling sessions

at Currumbin’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Soak

up all the cuteness this place has to offer

before we head back to Surfer’s. Resort (B)

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

• Nightclub entry

• Relax on some of Australia’s

famous beaches

DAY 12: Surfers Paradise to

Byron Bay . From mesmerising sunrise

experiences to an awesome kayak

experience, Byron Bay is full of options.

Soak up the hippie vibes & feast on the

adventures this town has to offer. Hostel (B)

CATTLE STATION SPECIAL STAY

• Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle,

galleries, amazing food & cool night life

M Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s Marine Park &

waves to spot dolphins, turtles & whales

(seasonal)

DAY 13: Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour.

Get yourself onto the waves on our

surf lesson! With their tricks of the

trade, our pro surfer guides will have

you up on a board in no time. So grab

your towel, sunnies & earphones &

hit the beach for the ultimate chill. Hotel

(B,D)

• Visit Australia’s most easterly

point & Cape Byron lighthouse

• ‘Learn to surf’ lesson

DAY 14: Coffs Harbour to Sydney .

Say farewell to the surf action at Coffs

as we head to the icons & big city buzz of

Sydney. If you’re up for it, get a different

view & head to the top of the Harbour

Bridge. Hotel (B)

• Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

MClimb the Harbour Bridge

DAY 15: Sydney . Hit the streets & icons

of Sydney, including the spot to see the

city’s best views of the Harbour Bridge &

Opera House this afternoon. We’ll drive

to Manly Beach for lunch & a swim before

cruising back to the city for dinner & your

last night on trip. Hotel (B,D)

• Sydney orientation tour including

Macquarie Street, Darling Harbour

& The Rocks

• Take a ferry from Manly across the

famous Sydney Harbour

• Cook your own BBQ steak

DAY 16: Sydney . With the city icons

checked off, it’s time to hit the country.

We’ll head to the Blue Mountains &

learn about this amazing landscape

including the Three Sisters rock formation.

Frame up some shots as you hike

Wentworth Falls, before heading back to

Sydney. It’s then time to say farewell to

your travel buddies as your trip ends at

5:00pm. (B)

• Day trip to the Blue Mountains

• See the Three Sisters rock formation

• Hike at Wentworth Falls

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: BWCSD 2017/18 CODE: BWSCD 2017/18

Start Finish Trip Trip & Start Finish Trip Trip &

Cairns Sydney only sailing Sydney Cairns only sailing

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp* € pp*

2017

Oct 5 Oct 20 2419 2599

Oct 12 Oct 27 2419 2599

Nov 2 Nov 17 2545 2725

Nov 9 Nov 24 2545 2725

Nov 30 Dec 15 2545 2725

Dec 7 ● Dec 22 2545 2725

Dec 28 ● Jan 12 2545 2725

2018

Jan 4 ● Jan 19 2545 2725

Jan 18 Feb 2 2545 2725

Jan 25 ● Feb 9 2545 2725

Feb 1 ● Feb 16 2545 2725

Feb 15 Mar 2 2545 2725

Feb 22 Mar 9 2545 2725

Mar 1 ● Mar 16 2545 2725

Mar 22 Apr 6 2545 2725

Apr 19 May 4 2535 2715

May 17 Jun 1 2535 2715

Jun 14 Jun 29 2535 2715

Jul 12 Jul 27 2495 2675

Jul 19 ● Aug 3 2495 2675

Aug 9 Aug 24 2495 2675

Aug 16 ● Aug 31 2495 2675

Sep 6 Sep 21 2495 2675

Sep 13 ● Sep 28 2495 2675

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €1205/add €605 for

second person twin-share.

Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add €1095/add €595 for

second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

BWCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Sydney 5:00pm.

BWSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end Cairns 5:00pm.

● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village

Special Stay.

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Noosa.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.82.

YOUR CHOICE

TRY OUR RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE

ON DAYS 1 & 2

2017

Sep 24 Oct 9 2509 2689

Oct 1 Oct 16 2509 2689

Oct 22 Nov 6 2509 2689

Oct 29 Nov 13 2509 2689

Nov 19 Dec 4 2635 2815

Nov 26 Dec 11 2635 2815

Dec 17 Jan 1 2635 2815

Dec 24 ■ Jan 8 2635 2815

2018

Jan 7 Jan 22 2635 2815

Jan 14 Jan 29 2635 2815

Jan 21 Feb 5 2635 2815

Feb 4 Feb 19 2635 2815

Feb 11 Feb 26 2635 2815

Feb 18 Mar 5 2635 2815

Mar 11 Mar 26 2635 2815

Apr 8 Apr 23 2625 2805

May 6 May 21 2625 2805

Jun 3 Jun 18 2625 2805

Jul 1 Jul 16 2585 2765

Jul 8 Jul 23 2585 2765

Jul 29 Aug 13 2585 2765

Aug 5 Aug 20 2585 2765

Aug 26 Sep 10 2585 2765

Sep 2 Sep 17 2585 2765

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

save up to €90 if you travel from Cairns to Sydney.

Get geared up for 2 days in paradise! With huge

mountain ranges & rainforest stretching right to the

ocean, the lush Daintree area is where the tropics

meets the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. This

World Heritage Site is packed with ancient plants &

animals & is the home of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal

people – it’s ready to be explored & a must-do in this

part of the world. Come see it with us.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 37


SUNSETS

& SURF

WHY THIS TRIP?

With 12 days and

destinations like the

Whitsundays, Noosa, Byron

& Sydney included, you

know it’s gonna be special…

GREAT BARRIER REEF

WHITSUNDAYS

Airlie Beach 2

Mackay

QUEENSLAND

CATTLE

STATION

1

Capricorn Coast

#SUNSETSANDSURF

1

1

NEW SOUTH WALES

Fraser Island

NOOSA 2

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin

BYRON BAY 1

COFFS HARBOUR 1

Port Macquarie

SYDNEY 2

Places visited

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

3 World Heritage sites visited

38 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/SUNSETS

BYRON BAY


PP*

12 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y1995 y167 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y170

11

NIGHTS

Special Stays: 1 night Surf Village,

1 night Cattle Station

& 8 nights in hotels & resorts

1 night in a hostel

Sailing option: substitute 2 nights

in resort with 2 nights on a boat

17

INCLUDED MEALS

11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L),

5 dinners (D)

Sailing option: 11 breakfasts

(B), 2 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with power & USB points

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Kayak tour of Byron Bay’s

Marine Park & waves to spot

dolphins, turtles & whales

(seasonal)

MTandem skydive

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Visit the Blue Mountains

• Sydney Harbour ferry

cruise from Manly

• Surf lesson in Coffs Harbour

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Sydney . Meet up with your

Contiki Team & travel buddies this

morning. We’ll head to the Blue

Mountains & learn about this amazing

landscape including the Three Sisters rock

formation. Frame up some shots as you

hike Wentworth Falls, before heading back

to Sydney for dinner overlooking Darling

Harbour. Hotel (D)

• Day trip to the Blue Mountains

See the Three Sisters rock formation

• Hike at Wentworth Falls

• Cook your own BBQ steak

DAY 2: Sydney . Today we hit the streets

& icons of Sydney, including the spot to

see the city’s best views of the Harbour

Bridge & Opera House. If you’re up for it,

get a different view & head to the top of

the Harbour Bridge! We’ll drive to Manly

Beach for lunch & a swim. Hotel (B)

• Sydney orientation tour including

Macquarie Street, Darling Harbour

& The Rocks

• Visit The Rocks Markets (weekends)

or Paddington’s chic shopping area

• Ferry from Manly across the famous

Sydney Harbour

• Climb the Harbour Bridge

DAY 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour .

It’s out of the city & into the cool surfer

vibes that Oz is famous for at our Surf

Village. (B,D)

Surf Village Special Stay

• Stop in the seaside resort town

of Port Macquarie

• Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

DAY 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay .

Get yourself onto the waves with our

surf lesson! With their tricks of the trade,

our pro surfer guides will have you up on

a board in no time. So grab your towel,

sunnies & iPod & hit the beach for the

ultimate chill. This afternoon, we head to

legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B)

• ‘Learn to surf’ lesson

• Visit Australia’s most easterly point

& Cape Byron lighthouse

• Get into Byron’s organic lifestyle,

galleries, amazing food & cool

night life

at Currumbin’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Soak

up all the cuteness this place has to offer

before we head back to Surfer’s. Resort (B)

• Nightclub entry

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

& see iconic Aussie animals

• Relax on some of Australia’s

famous beaches

DAY 7: Surfers Paradise to Noosa .

Check out Brisbane’s sights before we

make our way to the chic beach town,

Noosa. Resort (B)

• See the Brisbane River, Royal Botanical

Gardens & visit Queen Street Mall

• Check out the cafes & shops of Noosa

DAY 8: Noosa . Today we head to Fraser

Island for an incredible day trip by 4WD.

Stroll along Rainbow Beach, drive through

the rainforests & sand dunes & dip in

the freshwater Lake McKenzie. Bliss!

Resort (B,L,D)

• Visit the largest sand island in the world

• Drive along Australia’s only sand

highway

• Indulge in a delicious lunch

• Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

DAY 9: Noosa to Farmstay . Head over

the Great Dividing Range & into cattle

country for a truly unique local overnight

at our outback station, where you can

even flex your skills at whip cracking!

Along the way there is an option to visit

a local winery & exotic fruit orchard for a

tour & tasting. (B,D)

WHITSUNDAYS

Cattle Station Special Stay

• Stop at Childers, known for its

heritage & farming history

• Check out the farm & animals

on a hay wagon ride

• Meet the station owners

MOhana Winery Experience

DAYS 10 - 11: Farmstay to The

Whitsundays . Arrive in amazing

Airlie Beach & the paradise of The

Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)(B)

• Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

• See Rockhampton – the beef

capital of Australia

M Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven

Beach & lunch (weather dependent)

DAYS 10-11: Sailing Whitsundays

option . Want to get on the water

in true Whitsundays style? You can.

Choose to hit the blue waters & try

your hand at sailing on our private

sailing adventure, cruising some of

the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including

Whitehaven Beach. See p.54 for more

info & the price panel for costs.

Multi-share open cabin

accommodation. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

Codes: ex Sydney: SQSWD

ex W’suns: SQCWD

DAY 12: The Whitsundays . The trip

ends after breakfast, so it’s time to say

farewell to your new friends. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: SQSCD 2017/18 CODE: SQCSD 2017/18

Start Finish Trip Trip & Start Finish Trip Trip &

Sydney W’suns only sailing W’suns Sydney only sailing

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp* € pp*

2017

Sep 24 Oct 5 2045 2225

Oct 1 Oct 12 2045 2225

Oct 22 Nov 2 2045 2225

Oct 29 Nov 9 2045 2225

Nov 19 Nov 30 2145 2325

Nov 26 Dec 7 2145 2325

Dec 17 Dec 28 2145 2325

Dec 24 ■ Jan 4 2145 2325

2018

Jan 7 Jan 18 2145 2325

Jan 14 Jan 25 2145 2325

Jan 21 Feb 1 2145 2325

Feb 4 Feb 15 2145 2325

Feb 11 Feb 22 2145 2325

Feb 18 Mar 1 2145 2325

Mar 11 Mar 22 2145 2325

Apr 8 Apr 19 2135 2315

May 6 May 17 2135 2315

Jun 3 Jun 14 2135 2315

Jul 1 Jul 12 2105 2285

Jul 8 Jul 19 2105 2285

Jul 29 Aug 9 2105 2285

Aug 5 Aug 16 2105 2285

Aug 26 Sep 6 2105 2285

Sep 2 Sep 13 2105 2285

THE FINER DETAILS

2017

Oct 9 Oct 20 1995 2175

Oct 16 Oct 27 1995 2175

Nov 6 Nov 17 2095 2275

Nov 13 Nov 24 2095 2275

Dec 4 Dec 15 2095 2275

Dec 11 ● Dec 22 2095 2275

2018

Jan 1 ● Jan 12 2095 2275

Jan 8 ● Jan 19 2095 2275

Jan 22 Feb 2 2095 2275

Jan 29 ● Feb 9 2095 2275

Feb 5 ● Feb 16 2095 2275

Feb 19 Mar 2 2095 2275

Feb 26 Mar 9 2095 2275

Mar 5 ● Mar 16 2095 2275

Mar 26 Apr 6 2095 2275

Apr 23 May 4 2085 2265

May 21 Jun 1 2085 2265

Jun 18 Jun 29 2085 2265

Jul 16 Jul 27 2055 2235

Jul 23 ● Aug 3 2055 2235

Aug 13 Aug 24 2055 2235

Aug 20 ● Aug 31 2055 2235

Sep 10 Sep 21 2055 2235

Sep 17 ● Sep 28 2055 2235

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €865/add €465 for second

person twin-share.

Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add €755/add €455 for

second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

SQSCD: Start Sydney 7:00am & end W’suns 8:00am.

SQCSD: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Sydney 5:00pm.

● These departures will not stay in Contiki’s Surf Village Special

Stay.

■ Spend New Year’s Eve in Noosa.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs &

Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining

a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

DAY 5: Byron Bay to Surfers

Paradise . From mesmerising sunrise

experience to relaxing on the beach and

cooling off in the ocean, Byron Bay is full

of options. Soak up the hippie vibes and

feast on the adventures this town has to

offer before we make our way to our next

destination, Surfers Paradise. Resort (B)

• Stay at a resort located right

by the beach

DAY 6: Surfers Paradise . Get your

adrenaline pumping with an optional

early morning skydive. Then, get ready

for some serious koala cuddling sessions

YOUR CHOICE

It’s your choice – travel from Sydney to The

Whitsundays. Or save up to €50 if you travel from

The Whitsundays to Sydney.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 39


HIGH

ENERGY

2 TRIPS

FROM

7–10

DAYS

Do you consider yourself more of a

24-hour kind of traveller? Oh we hear

you and we have just the solution

– High Energy. As fast paced and

fabulous as it sounds, these trips will

see you living it up by day AND night,

because who says the fun has to stop

when the sun goes down?

WHO TRAVELS HIGH ENERGY?

• Those who want to live Australia 24

hours a day

• Those who want to see their budget

go further

• Those who know that sometimes the

best adventures happen after dark.

FREE WIFI ON OUR COACHES

CONTIKI.COM/HIGH-ENERGY-AUSTRALIA

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €25 a week from now

to next December (that’s 48 weeks) to travel

on an Australia 2018 High Energy trip. Want

to reduce that weekly amount even more?

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest

promotions and money saving shenanigans.

40 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18


CITY

TO SURF

HIGH ENERGY

QUEENSLAND

WHY THIS TRIP?

Seven days of whirlwind East

Coast adventure await you

on City to Surf. Mountain

ranges, koala cuddles &

beachy bliss are just the

beginning.

SURFERS PARADISE 2

Currumbin

BYRON BAY 1

COFFS HARBOUR 1

1

1

NEW SOUTH WALES

Port Macquarie

2 SYDNEY

Places visited

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

1 World Heritage site visited

7 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1159 PP* y166 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y90

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

6

8

TASMAN SEA

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay: 1 night

Coffs Harbour Surf Village

& 4 nights in hotels & resorts

1 night in a hostel

INCLUDED MEALS

6 breakfasts (B),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MClimb the Sydney

Harbour Bridge

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Visit the famous Blue

Mountains

• Surf lesson or kayak in

Coffs Harbour

• Visit Currumbin

Wildlife Sanctuary

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Sydney . Meet up with your

Contiki Team & travel buddies this

morning. We’ll head to the Blue

Mountains & learn about this amazing

landscape including the Three Sisters rock

formation. Frame up some shots as you

hike Wentworth Falls, before heading back

to Sydney for dinner overlooking Darling

Harbour. Hotel (D)

• Day trip to the Blue Mountains

See the Three Sisters rock formation

• Hike at Wentworth Falls

• Cook your own BBQ steak

DAY 2: Sydney . Today we hit the

streets & icons of Sydney, including

the spot to see the city’s best views

of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House.

If you’re up for it, get a different view &

head to the top of the Harbour Bridge!

We’ll drive to Manly Beach for lunch

& a swim. Hotel (B)

• Sydney orientation tour including

Macquarie Street, Darling Harbour

& The Rocks

• Visit The Rocks Markets (weekends)

or Paddington’s chic shopping area

• Ferry from Manly across the famous

Sydney Harbour

MClimb the Harbour Bridge

DAY 3: Sydney to Coffs Harbour .

It’s out of the city & into the cool surfer

vibes that Oz is famous for at our Surf

Village. (B,D)

Surf Village Special Stay

• Stop in the seaside resort town

of Port Macquarie

• Pass the famous ‘Big Banana’

DAY 4: Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay .

Get yourself onto the waves on our surf

lesson! With their tricks of the trade, our

pro surfer guides will have you up on a

board in no time. So grab your towel,

sunnies & iPod & hit the beach for the

ultimate chill. This afternoon, we head to

legendary Byron Bay. Hostel (B)

• ‘Learn to surf’ lesson

• Visit Australia’s most easterly point

& Cape Byron lighthouse

M Kayak tour of the Marine Park to spot

dolphins, turtles & whales (seasonal)

DAY 5: Byron Bay to Surfers

Paradise . From mesmerising sunrise

experiences to relaxing on the beach &

cooling off in the ocean, Byron Bay is full

of options. Soak up the hippie vibes and

feast on the adventures this town has to

offer before we make our way to our next

destination, Surfers Paradise. Resort (B)

DAY 6: Surfers Paradise . Get your

adrenaline pumping with an optional

early morning skydive. Then, get ready

for some serious koala cuddling sessions

at Currumbin’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Soak

up all the cuteness this place has to offer

before we head back to Surfer’s. Resort (B)

• Nightclub entry

• Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary &

see iconic Aussie animals

MLocally guided 4WD national park

rainforest tour

DAY 7: Surfers Paradise . The trip ends

after breakfast & it’s time to swap email

addresses & say farewell to your new

friends. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: BSSBD 2017/2018

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Sydney Surfers P. Cost Sydney Surfers P. Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Sep 24 Sep 30 1159

Oct 1 Oct 7 1159

Oct 22 Oct 28 1159

Oct 29 Nov 4 1159

Nov 19 Nov 25 1215

Nov 26 Dec 2 1215

Dec 17 Dec 23 1215

Dec 24 Dec 30 1215

2018

Jan 7 Jan 13 1215

Jan 14 Jan 20 1215

Jan 21 Jan 27 1215

2018

Feb 4 Feb 10 1215

Feb 11 Feb 17 1215

Feb 18 Feb 24 1215

Mar 11 Mar 17 1215

Apr 8 Apr 14 1215

May 6 May 12 1215

Jun 3 Jun 9 1215

Jul 1 Jul 7 1195

Jul 8 Jul 14 1195

Jul 29 Aug 4 1195

Aug 5 Aug 11 1195

Aug 26 Sep 1 1195

Sep 2 Sep 8 1195

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement add €515/add €265 for second person

twin-share.

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs &

Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining

a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

#CITYTOSURF

BYRON BAY

CONTIKI.COM/SURF

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 41


THE SUN

SEEKER

WHY THIS TRIP?

Get down on the farm, enjoy

the idyllic island life, smile at

the crocodiles, snorkel the

Whitsundays, dive the Great

Barrier Reef…and we’re

just getting started.

CAIRNS 2

Townsville

Airlie Beach

GREAT BARRIER REEF

2 WHITSUNDAYS

QUEENSLAND

Mackay

CATTLE

STATION

1

Capricorn Coast

1

1

Places visited

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

3 World Heritage sites visited

Fraser Island

2 NOOSA

Brisbane

SURFERS PARADISE 2

#SUNSEEKER

10 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1639 PP* y164 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y145

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

9

14

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay: 1 night

Langmorn Outback Cattle

Station, 6 nights in hotels

& resorts & 2 nights hostels.

Sailing option: substitute 2

nights in resort with 2 nights

on a boat

INCLUDED MEALS

9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L),

4 dinners (D)

Sailing option: 9 breakfasts

(B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MTandem skydive

MWhitewater raft the

mighty Tully River

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Noosa Surf Club dinner

• Locally guided 4WD

trip across Fraser

Island with lunch &

drinks

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Surfers Paradise . Head into the

bright lights of Surfers Paradise for a great

night out! Resort

DAY 2: Surfers Paradise . Get your

adrenaline pumping with an optional

early morning skydive. Then, get ready

for some serious koala cuddling sessions

at Currumbin’s Wildlife Sanctuary. Soak

up all the cuteness this place has to offer

before we head back to Surfer’s. Resort (B)

• Nightclub entry

MTandem skydive

DAY 3: Surfers Paradise to Noosa .

Take a peek at Brisbane before we make

our way to Noosa. Resort (B)

• See the stunning Glasshouse

Mountains

DAY 4: Noosa . Today we head to Fraser

Island for an incredible day trip by 4WD.

Stroll along Rainbow Beach, drive through

the rainforests & sand dunes & dip in the

freshwater Lake McKenzie. Bliss!

Resort (B,L,D)

• Indulge in a delicious lunch

• Dine beachside at Noosa Surf Club

DAY 5: Noosa to Farmstay . Head over

the Great Dividing Range & into cattle

country for a truly unique local overnight

at our outback station, where you can

even flex your skills at whip cracking!

Along the way there is an option to visit

a local winery & exotic fruit orchard for a

tour & tasting. (B,D)

Cattle Station Special Stay

• Check out the farm & animals on

a hay wagon ride

MOhana Winery Experience

DAYS 6 - 7: Farmstay to The

Whitsundays . Arrive in amazing

Airlie Beach & the paradise of The

Whitsundays. Resort (B,D)(B)

• Cross the Tropic of Capricorn

M Day sailing trip to famous Whitehaven

Beach & lunch (weather dependent)

DAYS 6-7: Sailing Whitsundays

option. Want to get on the water

in true Whitsundays style? You can.

Choose to hit the blue waters & try

your hand at sailing on our private

sailing adventure, cruising some of

the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including

Whitehaven Beach. See p.54 for more

info & the price panel for costs.

Multi-share open cabin

accommodation. Boat (B,D)(B,L,D)

Codes: ex Surfers: BTSWD

ex Cairns: BTCWD

DAY 8: The Whitsundays to Cairns .

Today, we’ll head to tropical North

Queensland, known for its rainforests

& Great Barrier Reef. Hostel (B)

• Check out Townsville on a city orientation

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island

DAYS 9 - 10: Cairns . With 2 free days,

experience Cairns’ best! From shopping

& great nightlife to endless adrenaline

activities, it’s also your chance to try some

kangaroo if you’re up for it. Then it’s time

to say farewell as your trip ends at 5:00pm.

Hostel (B,D)(B)

M Snorkel or dive on an outer Great Barrier

Reef cruise & lunch, or stay dry with

coral viewing by semi-submersible

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: BTSCD 2017/18 CODE: BTCSD 2017/18

Start Finish Trip Trip & Start Finish Trip Trip &

Surfers P. Cairns only sailing Cairns Surfers P. only sailing

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp* € pp*

2017

Sep 28 Oct 7 1689 1869

Oct 5 Oct 14 1689 1869

Oct 26 Nov 4 1689 1869

Nov 2 Nov 11 1775 1955

Nov 23 Dec 2 1775 1955

Nov 30 Dec 9 1775 1955

Dec 21 Dec 30 1775 1955

Dec 28 Jan 6 1775 1955

2018

Jan 11 Jan 20 1775 1955

Jan 18 Jan 27 1775 1955

Jan 25 Feb 3 1775 1955

Feb 8 Feb 17 1775 1955

Feb 15 Feb 24 1775 1955

Feb 22 Mar 3 1775 1955

Mar 15 Mar 24 1775 1955

Apr 12 Apr 21 1765 1945

May 10 May 19 1765 1945

Jun 7 Jun 16 1765 1945

Jul 5 Jul 14 1735 1915

Jul 12 Jul 21 1735 1915

Aug 2 Aug 11 1735 1915

Aug 9 Aug 18 1735 1915

Aug 30 Sep 8 1735 1915

Sep 6 Sep 15 1735 1915

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €615/add €315 for second

person twin-share.

Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add €505/add €305 for

second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

BTSCD: Start Surfers P. 4:30pm & end Cairns 5:00pm.

BTCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end Surfers P. 8:00am.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs &

Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining

a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

YOUR CHOICE

2017

Oct 7 Oct 16 1639 1819

Oct 14 Oct 23 1639 1819

Nov 4 Nov 13 1725 1905

Nov 11 Nov 20 1725 1905

Dec 2 Dec 11 1725 1905

Dec 9 Dec 18 1725 1905

Dec 30 Jan 8 1725 1905

2018

Jan 6 Jan 15 1725 1905

Jan 20 Jan 29 1725 1905

Jan 27 Feb 5 1725 1905

Feb 3 Feb 12 1725 1905

Feb 17 Feb 26 1725 1905

Feb 24 Mar 5 1725 1905

Mar 3 Mar 12 1725 1905

Mar 24 Apr 2 1725 1905

Apr 21 Apr 30 1715 1895

May 19 May 28 1715 1895

Jun 16 Jun 25 1715 1895

Jul 14 Jul 23 1685 1865

Jul 21 Jul 30 1685 1865

Aug 11 Aug 20 1685 1865

Aug 18 Aug 27 1685 1865

Sep 8 Sep 17 1685 1865

Sep 15 Sep 24 1685 1865

It’s your choice - travel from Surfers Paradise

to Cairns. Or save up to €50 if you travel from

Cairns to Surfers Paradise.

42 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/SEEKER

WHITEHAVEN BEACH


4 TRIPS

FROM

5–11

DAYS

At risk of stating the obvious,

Australia is one very big country. So if

you’re not so fussed about seeing it

all and would rather spend your time

kicking back and taking it slow in a

few key places, here’s your answer.

These trips focus on particular

regions and are all about unearthing

the little secrets and quirks that

really make Australia extra special.

WHO TRAVELS IN-DEPTH

EXPLORER?

• Those who want to get to know a

particular region in detail

• Those who are all about food, history,

local experiences and culture, and

getting just a little bit lost

• Those who want to spend less time

travelling and more time exploring.

FREE WIFI ON OUR COACHES

CONTIKI.COM/IN-DEPTH-EXPLORER-AUSTRALIA

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €17 a week from now to

next December (that’s 48 weeks) to travel on an

Australian 2018 In-Depth Explorer trip. Want to

reduce that weekly amount even more? Head

to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions

and money saving shenanigans.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 43


ISLAND &

RAINFOREST

WHY THIS TRIP?

Snorkel stops off idyllic white

sandy beaches and zipline

adventures amidst lush tropical

rainforests give you the perfect

combination of adrenaline

& relaxation in just

seven days.

#ISLANDANDRAINFOREST

1

CAPE

TRIBULATION

1

Mossman Gorge

Port Douglas

CAIRNS

QUEENSLAND

3

Townsville

Airlie Beach

Places visited

Nightstops

2 World Heritage sites visited

GREAT BARRIER REEF

2 WHITSUNDAYS

44 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/ISLAND

WHITSUNDAYS


7 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y1215 PP* y174 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y109

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

6

NIGHTS

2 nights in hotels, 3 nights

in hostels & 1 night in

a lodge , Sailing option:

substitute 2 nights in resort

with 2 nights on a boat

8

INCLUDED MEALS

6 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D),

Sailing option: 6 breakfasts (B),

1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

Trip Manager & Driver team

Luxury coach USB points for charging

Rainforest adventure on days 6 & 7

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Sailing trip to Whitehaven

Beach & lunch

MCairns tandem skydive

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Aboriginal guided experience

at Mossman Gorge

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR TRIP

DAYS 1 - 2: The Whitsundays .

Arrive in amazing Airlie Beach & the

paradise of The Whitsundays, then meet

up with your Contiki Team & new travel

buddies. This place is the ultimate way to

relax, so take time to chill or get into some

watersports & good times. Resort (D)(B)

MSailing to Whitehaven Beach

DAY 1 - 2: Sailing Whitsundays

option . Want to get on the water in true

Whitsundays style? You can. Choose to

hit the blue waters & try your hand at

sailing on our private sailing adventure,

cruising some of the Whitsundays’ 74

islands including Whitehaven Beach.

See p.54 for more info & the price panel

for costs. Multi-share open cabin

accommodation. Boat (B, D)( B, L, D)

Codes: ex W’suns: FNSWD

ex Cairns: FNCWD

DAY 3: The Whitsundays to Cairns .

Today, we’ll head to Tropical North

Queensland known for its rainforests &

as the gateway to the World Heritage

listed Great Barrier Reef. Tonight, there’s a

chance to try some kangaroo if you’re up

for it. Hostel (B,D)

• Check out Townsville on a city orientation

WHITEHAVEN BEACH

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island & Tully

DAYS 4 - 5: Cairns . With 2 free days,

you can experience Cairns’ best! From

shopping, cool bars & amazing nightlife,

to the endless adrenaline activities like

rafting, skydiving & exploring the reef,

you’re spoiled with choices. If you’re up

for a night out, then your Trip Manager

can tell you the best spots to head to.

Hostel (B)( B)

M Snorkel or dive on a Great Barrier

Reef cruise

DAY 6: Cairns to Cape Tribulation .

Get an insider’s look at ancient Aboriginal

culture & maybe try the unusual flavours

offered at the local ice creamery, before

heading north to Cape Tribulation.

Lodge (B)

• Aboriginal experience at

Mossman Gorge.

DAY 7: Cape Tribulation to Cairns .

We visit Cape Tribulation beach &

then check out the mangroves on a walk

with our Local Expert. This afternoon it’s

back to Cairns where your trip ends at

5:00pm. (B)

• Visit Port Douglas

• Mangrove boardwalk with our

Local Expert

RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE

ON DAYS 6 & 7

Get geared up for 2 days in paradise!

With huge mountain ranges &

rainforest stretching right to the

ocean, the lush Daintree area is where

the tropics meets the world-famous

Great Barrier Reef. This World

Heritage Site is packed with ancient

plants & animals & is the home of the

Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people – it’s

ready to be explored & a must-do in

this part of the world. Come see it

with us.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: FNSCD 2017/18 CODE: FNCSD 2017/18

Start Finish Trip Trip & Start Finish Trip Trip &

W’suns Cairns only sailing Cairns W’suns only sailing

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp* € pp*

2017

Oct 3 Oct 9 1215 1395

Oct 10 Oct 16 1215 1395

Oct 31 Nov 6 1215 1395

Nov 7 Nov 13 1275 1455

Nov 28 Dec 4 1275 1455

Dec 5 Dec 11 1275 1455

Dec 26 Jan 1 1275 1455

2018

Jan 2 Jan 8 1275 1455

Jan 16 Jan 22 1275 1455

Jan 23 Jan 29 1275 1455

Jan 30 Feb 5 1275 1455

Feb 13 Feb 19 1275 1455

Feb 20 Feb 26 1275 1455

Feb 27 Mar 5 1275 1455

Mar 20 Mar 26 1275 1455

Apr 17 Apr 23 1265 1445

May 15 May 21 1265 1445

Jun 12 Jun 18 1265 1445

Jul 10 Jul 16 1245 1425

Jul 17 Jul 23 1245 1425

Aug 7 Aug 13 1245 1425

Aug 14 Aug 20 1245 1425

Sep 4 Sep 10 1245 1425

Sep 11 Sep 17 1245 1425

2017

Oct 5 Oct 11 1215 1395

Oct 12 Oct 18 1215 1395

Nov 2 Nov 8 1275 1455

Nov 9 Nov 15 1275 1455

Nov 30 Dec 6 1275 1455

Dec 7 Dec 13 1275 1455

Dec 28 Jan 3 1275 1455

2018

Jan 4 Jan 10 1275 1455

Jan 18 Jan 24 1275 1455

Jan 25 Jan 31 1275 1455

Feb 1 Feb 7 1275 1455

Feb 15 Feb 21 1275 1455

Feb 22 Feb 28 1275 1455

Mar 1 Mar 7 1275 1455

Mar 22 Mar 28 1275 1455

Apr 19 Apr 25 1265 1445

May 17 May 23 1265 1445

Jun 14 Jun 20 1265 1445

Jul 12 Jul 18 1245 1425

Jul 19 Jul 25 1245 1425

Aug 9 Aug 15 1245 1425

Aug 16 Aug 22 1245 1425

Sep 6 Sep 12 1245 1425

Sep 13 Sep 19 1245 1425

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €405/add €205 for second

person twin-share.

Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add €295/add €195 for

second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

FNSCD: Start W’suns 5:00pm & end Cairns 5:00pm.

FNCSD: Start Cairns 7:00am & end W’suns 8:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 16-day Reefs &

Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining

a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

YOUR CHOICE

It’s your choice – travel from The Whitsundays to

Cairns, or from Cairns to The Whitsundays.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 45


OUTBACK

ADVENTURE

WHY THIS TRIP?

Ready to ‘go bush’? That’s

what we thought. Welcome to

11 days of lush national parks,

hot air balloon rides, thermal

pool swims & yep, you

guessed it, general outback

adventuring.

Litchfield

N.P.

1 DARWIN

2 KAKADU N.P.

1 KATHERINE

Mataranka

Daly Waters

NORTHERN TERRITORY

TENNANT

1

CREEK

Devils Marbles

Wycliffe Well

#OUTBACKADVENTURE

1

1

KINGS

CANYON

1

The

Olgas

2

ULURU

Simpsons Gap

2

ALICE

SPRINGS

Places visited

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

2 World Heritage sites visited

46 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/OUTBACK

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK


11 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y1615

PP*

y147 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y129

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

10

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Kings Creek

Station Outback Bush

Camp & 7 nights in

hotels , 2 nights in a lodge

14

INCLUDED MEALS

10 breakfasts (B),

4 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

Trip Manager & Driver team

Luxury coaches with USB points

for charging

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Dawn hot air balloon flight over

the desert & MacDonnell Ranges

in Alice Springs

MGuided helicopter flight over

Uluru & Kata Tjuta

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Alice Springs Aboriginal

Dreamtime ‘Bush tucker’ tour

• Swimming at Florence Falls

• Uluru sunset drinks & nibbles

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Alice Springs . Meet your Contiki

Team this afternoon & check out ‘The

Alice’, famous for its remoteness, classic

Aussie locals & Aboriginal art. Maybe

hold a snake or lizard at our reptile park

experience (if you’re game). Hotel (D)

• Catch a look at the MacDonnell

Ranges from Anzac Hill

• See the stunning Aboriginal site at

Simpsons Gap

• See the dry Todd River which hosts the

annual Henley on Todd Regatta

• Hands-on reptile park experience

DAY 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek

Station . Gear up to try some ‘bush

tucker’, meet members of the Walpiri

Aboriginal community & learn to throw a

boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek

Station for our cool overnight – go local

like Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the

stars in a comfy swag. (B,D)

Outback Special Stay

• 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 .

Australia’s pin-up icon is next as we make

tracks to Uluru. Take a walk through its

neighbour Kata Tjuta, before cooking up

an optional BBQ dinner. 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

• Hike through ‘Kata Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

DAY 4: Uluru . Don’t miss the changing

colours of an Uluru sunrise, then if you’re

up for it, take a walk around ‘The Rock’

for some close up angles & hear stories of

this amazing area & its Aboriginal rock art.

Tonight, toast the trip & catch a legendary

Uluru sunset while sipping a glass of

bubbly. Lodge (B)

• Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre

• See Uluru at sunrise

• Drink a toast to Uluru at sunset

DAY 5: Uluru to Alice Springs . Say

goodbye to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National

Park as we head back to Alice Springs.

Hotel (B)

• Indulge in a yummy BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’

MOverlander Steakhouse Dinner – try

kangaroo, emu, crocodile & camel!

DAY 7: Tennant Creek to Katherine .

Stop & ‘knock one back’ at the Territory’s

oldest pub before making a splash in

Mataranka thermal pools. Later, it’s on

to the lush river town of Katherine & its

famous gorge. Hotel (B)

• Chill out & swim at the Mataranka

thermal pools

• Hear stories from ‘We of the

Never Never’ Homestead, made

famous by the book of the

same name

DAY 8: Katherine to Kakadu National

Park . Hike, walk, or take an optional boat

trip to see the massive Katherine Gorge up

close. This afternoon we’ll hit the road to

Kakadu National Park via Edith Falls for a

swim. Hotel (B,D)

• Visit Katherine Gorge

• Cool off in Edith Falls before heading

into World Heritage listed Kakadu

National Park (seasonal)

DAY 9: Kakadu National Park . Explore

Kakadu today – its variety of gorgeous

landscapes, wildlife & arguably Australia’s

KINGS CREEK STATION

best Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie

Rock will seriously impress. Hotel (B)

• Keep your eyes peeled for crocs

on a wildlife cruise

• See the Aboriginal rock art

• Visit an Aboriginal Cultural Centre

MScenic flight over this World Heritage

Listed area

DAY 10: Kakadu to Darwin .

Wave Kakadu farewell as we head

to Darwin. Don’t forget to pick up a

didgeridoo & meet some local Aboriginal

artists before you leave. Stop off en route

for a swim in the famous (& gorgeous)

Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park.

Hotel (B)

• Enjoy a swim in Florence Falls

DAY 11: Darwin . Get your bearings on

a city tour of Darwin & visit East Point

Military Reserve & the local museum to

learn about its historical past. Then it’s

time to say farewell to your travel buddies

& swap email addresses. (B)

• Guided city tour of Darwin

• Visit the Darwin Museum

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: TEADD 2017/18 CODE: TEDAD 2017/18

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

A.Springs Darwin Cost Darwin A.Springs Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Oct 8 Oct 18 1655

Nov 5 Nov 15 1615

Dec 3 Dec 13 1615

Dec 31 Jan 10 1615

2018

Jan 28 Feb 7 1615

Feb 25 Mar 7 1615

Mar 25 Apr 4 1615

Apr 22 May 2 1729

May 20 May 30 1729

Jun 17 Jun 27 1729

Jul 15 Jul 25 1699

Aug 12 Aug 22 1699

Sep 9 Sep 19 1699

2017

Sep 27 Oct 7 1655

Oct 25 Nov 4 1655

Nov 22 Dec 2 1615

Dec 20 Dec 30 1615

2018

Jan 17 Jan 27 1615

Feb 14 Feb 24 1615

Mar 14 Mar 24 1615

Apr 11 Apr 21 1729

May 9 May 19 1729

Jun 6 Jun 16 1729

Jul 4 Jul 14 1699

Aug 1 Aug 11 1699

Aug 29 Sep 8 1699

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add €735/add €415 for second person

twin-share.

TEADD: Start A.Springs 11:30am & end Darwin 5:00pm.

TEDAD: Start Darwin 7:30am & end A.Springs 9:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 25-day Big

Walkabout. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a

horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

DAY 6: Alice Springs to Tennant

Creek . Our ‘Top End’ adventure begins

today – we’ll cross the Tropic of Capricorn

to Aussie’s old mining town, Tennant

Creek. Hotel (B, D)

• Keep your eyes peeled for UFOs at

Wycliffe Well

• Visit the ‘Devils Marbles’

YOUR CHOICE

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

or from Darwin to Alice Springs.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 47


TROPICAL

WONDER

WHY THIS TRIP?

Short on time but big on

adventure? You can pack in white

water rafting, a catamaran

cruise & plenty of after dark

mischief on this five-day

extravaganza.

CAIRNS 2

GREAT BARRIER REEF

QUEENSLAND

Townsville

Airlie Beach

2 WHITSUNDAYS

1

Places visited

Nightstops

2 World Heritage sites visited

5 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y805 PP* y161 P/DAY* Start Finish Trip

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

#TROPICALWONDER

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

4

6

NIGHTS

2 nights hotel & resort, & 2

nights hostel accommodation

Sailing option : substitute

2 nights in resort with 2

nights on a boat

INCLUDED MEALS

4 breakfasts (B),

2 dinners (D)

Sailing option :

4 breakfasts (B),

1 lunch (L),

3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MWhitewater rafting

in Cairns

MBungy jump in Cairns

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Cairns . Meet up with your Contiki

Team & travel buddies, then take the

option to head straight out to the Great

Barrier Reef or explore Cairns! Hostel

M Great Barrier Reef cruise & lunch

DAY 2: Cairns . Feed your inner

adrenaline junkie or relax? It’s your choice

with another free day to do what you like.

Shopping, nightlife & endless adrenalin

activities like bungy, rafting and skydiving.

Tonight is you chance to try Kangaroo for

dinner. Hostel (B, D)

MBungy jumping

MWhitewater rafting

DAY 3: Cairns to The Whitsundays .

Arrive in amazing Airlie Beach & the

paradise of The Whitsundays.

Resort (B,D)

• Pass Hinchinbrook Island – Australia’s

largest island national park

• Check out Townsville on a city

orientation

DAYS 3 - 4: Sailing Whitsundays

option. Want to get on the water

in true Whitsundays style? You can.

Choose to hit the blue waters & try

your hand at sailing on our private

sailing adventure, cruising some of

the Whitsundays’ 74 islands including

Whitehaven Beach. See p.54 for more

info & the price panel for costs.

Multi-share open cabin

accommodation. Boat (B, D)( B, L, D)

Code: NWCWD

DAY 4: The Whitsundays . This place

is the ultimate way to relax, so take time

to chill & get into some good times.

Resort (B)

M Sailing trip to Whitehaven Beach &

lunch (weather dependent)

DAY 5: The Whitsundays . The trip ends

after breakfast & it’s time to say farewell

to your new friends. (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: NWCSD 2017/18

Trip & Start Finish Trip

Cairns W’suns only sailing Cairns W’suns only

€ pp* € pp*

€ pp*

2017

Oct 7 Oct 11 805 985

Oct 14 Oct 18 805 985

Nov 4 Nov 8 845 1025

Nov 11 Nov 15 845 1025

Dec 2 Dec 6 845 1025

Dec 9 Dec 13 845 1025

Dec 30 Jan 3 845 1025

2018

Jan 6 Jan 10 845 1025

Jan 20 Jan 24 845 1025

Jan 27 Jan 31 845 1025

Feb 3 Feb 7 845 1025

Trip &

sailing

€ pp*

2018

Feb 17 Feb 21 845 1025

Feb 24 Feb 28 845 1025

Mar 3 Mar 7 845 1025

Mar 24 Mar 28 845 1025

Apr 21 Apr 25 839 1019

May 19 May 23 839 1019

Jun 16 Jun 20 839 1019

Jul 14 Jul 18 825 1005

Jul 21 Jul 25 825 1005

Aug 11 Aug 15 825 1005

Aug 18 Aug 22 825 1005

Sep 8 Sep 12 825 1005

Sep 15 Sep 19 825 1005

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €285/add €145 for second

person twin-share.

Single room supplement (trip + sailing) add €175/add €135 for

second person twin-share. (Boat cabins multi-share only).

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 16-day Reefs &

Rainforests trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining

a horde of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s

world-famous exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm

welcome you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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WHITSUNDAYS


ROCK

& RED

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHY THIS TRIP?

Looking for a taste of “real”

Australia? How about an emu

dinner, Aboriginal art, sleep

in a ‘swag’ & champagne

sipping while the sun sets

behind Uluru?

NORTHERN TERRITORY

1

1

KINGS

CANYON

1

The

Olgas

2

ULURU

Simpsons

Gap

ALICE

SPRINGS

Places visited

Nightstops

1 or more nights at Special Stays

1 World Heritage site visited

2

6 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y949 PP* y159 P/DAY* Start Finish Total

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

5

7

NIGHTS

Unique Special Stay:

1 night Kings Creek Station

Outback Bush Camp

2 nights in hotels

2 nights in a lodge

INCLUDED MEALS

5 breakfasts (B),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MHelicopter flight over

Uluru & Kata Tjuta

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Alice Springs Aboriginal

Dreamtime ‘Bushtucker’

tour

• Alice Springs Reptile

Centre experience

• Uluru sunset drinks

& nibbles

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Alice Springs . Meet up with your

Contiki Team & explore the Outback’s

unofficial capital, ‘The Alice’, famous

for its remoteness, classic Aussie locals

& Aboriginal art. Maybe hold a snake or

lizard at our reptile park experience (if

you’re game). Hotel (D)

• Catch a look at the 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

• Hands-on reptile park experience

DAY 2: Alice Springs to Kings Creek

Station . Gear up to try some ‘bush

tucker’, meet members of the Walpiri

Aboriginal community & learn to throw a

boomerang! Later, it’s on to Kings Creek

Station for our cool overnight – go local

like Aussie ‘bushies’ & sleep under the

stars in a comfy swag. (B,D)

Outback Special Stay

• Sleep under the stars in a traditional

Aussie ‘swag’

MQuad-bike adventure

DAY 3: Kings Creek Station to Uluru .

Australia’s pin-up icon is next as we make

tracks to Uluru. Take a walk through its

neighbour – Kata Tjuta. 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

• Hike through ‘Kata Tjuta’ (The Olgas)

DAY 4: Uluru . Don’t miss the changing

colours of an Uluru sunrise, then if you’re

up for it, take a walk around ‘The Rock’

for some close up angles & hear stories of

this amazing area & its Aboriginal rock art.

Tonight, toast the trip & catch a legendary

Uluru sunset while sipping a glass of

bubbly. Lodge (B)

• Visit the Uluru Cultural Centre

• See Uluru at sunrise

• Drink a toast to Uluru at sunset

MScenic helicopter flight

DAY 5: Uluru to Alice Springs . Say

farewell to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National

Park as we head back to Alice Springs.

Hotel (B)

• Indulge in a yummy BBQ ‘Big Brekkie’

DAY 6: Alice Springs . Choose to take

an amazing optional hot air balloon flight

this morning, then say farewell to your

new friends. (B)

ALICE SPRINGS

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: AEDAD 2017/18 CODE: AEADD 2017/18

Start Finish Total

A.Springs A.Springs Cost A.Springs A.Springs Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Oct 2 Oct 7 975

Oct 30 Nov 4 975

Nov 27 Dec 2 949

Dec 25 Dec 30 949

2018

Jan 22 Jan 27 949

Feb 19 Feb 24 949

Mar 19 Mar 24 949

Apr 16 Apr 21 1019

May 14 May 19 1019

Jun 11 Jun 16 1019

Jul 9 Jul 14 999

Aug 6 Aug 11 999

Sep 3 Sep 8 999

2017

Oct 8 Oct 13 975

Nov 5 Nov 10 949

Dec 3 Dec 8 949

Dec 31 ● Jan 5 949

2018

Jan 28 Feb 2 949

Feb 25 Mar 2 949

Mar 25 Mar 30 949

Apr 22 Apr 27 1019

May 20 May 25 1019

Jun 17 Jun 22 1019

Jul 15 Jul 20 999

Aug 12 Aug 17 999

Sep 9 Sep 14 999

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Single room supplement add €365/add €205 twin-share.

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

AEADD: Start A.Springs 11:30am & end A.Springs 9:00am.

● This trip starts in Alice Springs on New Year’s Eve.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 11-day Outback

Adventure & our 25-day Big Walkabout. When you jump aboard

this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other travellers who are

already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous exploration mode.

Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll receive as a new

addition to the wolf pack.

#ROCKANDRED

ULURU

CONTIKI.COM/ROCK

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SHORT

TRIPS &

FESTIVALS

2 TRIPS

FROM

3–4

DAYS

When life gives you lemons, chuck

those lemons in a cocktail and go

party some place wonderful. Our

Short Trips & Festivals are all about

celebrating just how fun life can

be, so whether that’s partying at

Splendour in the Grass festival in

Byron Bay or dancing under the

Sydney NYE fireworks, come party

with us.

WHO TRAVELS SHORT TRIPS &

FESTIVALS?

• Those who want to see in the New

Year some place extraordinary

• Those who want to dance till dawn at

one of Australia’s best festivals

• Those who like to celebrate the

special moments in life.

FREE WIFI ON OUR COACHES

CONTIKI.COM/SHORT-TRIPS-FESTIVALS-AUSTRALIA

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SYDNEY

NEW YEAR

SHORT TRIP

WHY THIS TRIP?

Explore one of the best

cities on Earth, before

partying in the New Year

in style on board a Sydney

Harbour boat cruise.

4 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

3

4

NIGHTS

3 nights multi-share

centrally located hotel

accommodation

INCLUDED MEALS

3 breakfasts (B),

1 dinner (D),

DAY 1: Sydney . This afternoon check in

to the hotel. Later, meet up with your Trip

Manager & group and get to know your

new travel buddies over a drink & dinner.

Hotel (D)

DAY 2: Sydney . 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 fireworks explode across the sky,

complete with canapés, dinner, alcoholic

& non-alcoholic drinks & 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: Sydney . Your New Year’s

adventure ends after breakfast &

it’s time to say farewell to your new

friends. (B)

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HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: SNYED 2017/18

Start Finish Total

Sydney Sydney Cost

2017

Dec 30 Jan 2

Speak to your Contiki

Representative for up to date pricing

Price based on 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.

Trip starts at 5:00pm, check in from 3:00pm.

Climb Sydney’s most famous icon, the Sydney Harbour Bridge

(essential to pre-book at bridgeclimb.com)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

BONDI BEACH

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Harbour cruise to

experience the

world-famous Sydney

fireworks

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

#SYDNEYNYE

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KEEP YOUR EYES

PEELED ON CONTIKI.COM/

SPLENDOUR FOR DETAILS ON

TICKETS & TRIP INFO, &

WATCH OUR VIDEO

WITH

FRIDAY 21, SATURDAY 22 & SUNDAY JULY 23, 2017

Music lovers! Join us in beautiful Byron Bay for the 17th

Annual Splendour in the Grass festival – always a hot ticket

and the easiest way to warm up your winter!

Don’t miss Australia’s hottest annual music and arts festival,

Splendour in the Grass! With its unique atmosphere and

unparalleled line-up of international and local artists, it’s an

experience second to none on the Australian festival circuit.

Contiki will have you sorted with accommodation and Splendour

in the Grass event tickets.

All you need is a festive attitude and be ready for some good

times with an amazing crew.

CONTIKI.COM/SPLENDOUR

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2 TRIPS

FROM

3-5

DAYS

SAILING

& DIVE

Underwater worlds don’t come much

better than in the warm, colourful

waters of the Great Barrier Reef, one

of the Seven Natural Wonders of the

World. If you’re more of a sunbathe on

deck and occasional snorkeller kind of

traveller, our Sailing trips around the

Whitsundays will tick all your boxes.

But if you’re more about getting in

and amongst it, treat yourself to a

PADI learn to dive course and get eye

level with the fishies.

WHO TRAVELS SAILING & DIVE?

• Those with a sense of adventure who

want a true sailing experience

• Those who like to sleep to the sound of

the waves

• Those who love the feel of salt on their

skin and the wind in their hair

• Those looking to learn a new skill and

have a great time doing it.

CONTIKI.COM/SAILING-AUSTRALIA

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €12 a week from now to

next December (that’s 48 weeks) to travel on

an Australian 2018 Dive trip. Want to reduce

that weekly amount even more? Head to contiki.

com/deals for all our latest promotions and

money saving shenanigans.

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WHITSUNDAYS

SAILING ADVENTURE

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

2

5

NIGHTS MULTI-SHARE

ACCOMMODATION

(no single or twin-share)

INCLUDED MEALS

2 breakfasts (B),

1 lunch (L),

2 dinners (D)

SEE THE WHITSUNDAYS ON OUR OWN PRIVATE YACHT! IF YOU’RE THE ADVENTUROUS TYPE THEN

THIS SAILING OPTION IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO SPENDING 2 NIGHTS AT A HOTEL, WITH THE

CHANCE TO SPEND 2 DAYS & NIGHTS OUT ON THE WATER.

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 on converted racing sailing boats 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. While these are not luxury yachts, sleeping in an open cabin like real sailors do is all part of the

adventure. The highlight will definitely be a visit to Whitehaven Beach (weather dependent). The trip returns to Airlie Beach on the final morning.

Visit contiki.com/sailingwhitsundays

INCLUSIONS

Dedicated & professional

on-board crew

Snorkelling equipment

#CONTIKIAUSTRALIA

AVAILABLE ON

THESE TRIPS

The Big Walkabout (p.32)

Beaches & Reefs (p.34)

Reefs & Rainforests (p.36)

Sunsets & Surf (p.38)

The Sun Seeker (p.42)

Island & Rainforest (p.44)

Tropical Wonder (p.48)

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WHITSUNDAYS


LEARN TO DIVE

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

4

NIGHTS

2 nights in a hostel

(multi-share), 2 nights on a

dive boat (twin-share)

DIVE

7

INCLUDED MEALS

2 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

Transfers from Cairns

accommodation to training

centre & boat

PADI ‘Open Water’

certificate & manual

Log book & scuba equipment

Environmental Management

charge included

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

CONTIKI.COM/DIVE

5 DAYS FROM y855 PP* y171 P/DAY*

DAYS 1 - 2: Cairns . The first 2 days of

the course are spent at Pro Dive Cairns

training centre learning the theory &

practical skills of scuba diving. Each day

finishes around 5:30pm. Hostel

DAYS 3 - 4: Cairns to the dive boat .

The next 3 days & 2 nights are spent living

on board a premium dive vessel. You’ll

have the opportunity to participate in 9

dives at a variety of the 16 exclusive dive

sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Your

first 4 dives will complete your open water

certification & then as a certified diver you

are able to take up to 5 more recreational

dives. One of these dives is a guided night

dive! These extra dives will be a highlight

of your course & a truly memorable

experience. Boat (L, D)( B, L, D)

DAY 5: Dive boat to Cairns . Return to

Cairns in the late afternoon where there’s

the option to join your new mates & crew

for a farewell dinner. (B,L)

GREAT BARRIER REEF

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

This 5-day course takes you to 9 of the Great Barrier Reef’s best dive sites. It features 2 days of classroom & in-pool training, then it’s on

to the live aboard boat for some actual reef diving. There’s also plenty of time to snorkel, relax & just enjoy the reef experience too.

Important Info: Package is open age, unescorted & operated

by a third-party. You will need to contact Pro Dive 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

noon). An Australian diving medical certificate may be needed

(own expense). Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course

you are required to complete the self-assessment Entry Level

Student Dive Medical Declaration & bring with you on day 1.

#LEARNTODIVE

DIVE TO ADVENTURE

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

2

NIGHTS

2 nights twin-share

accommodation on boat

7

INCLUDED MEALS

2 breakfasts (B),

3 lunches (L),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

Transfers from Cairns

accommodation to boat

11 dives incl. 2 night dives

(weather permitting)

Dive & snorkelling equipment

Dive insurance

Environmental Management

charge included

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

CONTIKI.COM/

DIVE-ADVENTURE

GREAT BARRIER REEF

3 DAYS FROM y609 PP* y203 P/DAY* VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

This 3-day live aboard dive & snorkelling 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 . It’s off

to the boat & out to the Great Barrier Reef

to start your adventure. The sites you’ll

DAY 3: Dive boat . There’s more diving

or snorkelling in different areas of the reef

today & later, return to Cairns in the late

Important Info: Package is open age & operated by a

third-party. You must hold a minimum of an ‘open water dive’

certificate to take this trip. Call Pro Dive in order to arrange your

visit have been selected for their quality afternoon & transfer to your hotel. (B,L) transfer on Day 1 (prodivecairns.com or 07 4031 5255). Safety

dictates that you can’t fly or go to an altitude of 300m+ within

of coral, marine life & great visibility.

24 hrs of your last dive (approx. 12 noon). A 3-day snorkelling

Boat (L, D)

package is also available at a cost of €545 –

DAY 2: Dive boat . Today you explore

see contiki.com/snorkel.

this World Heritage listed underwater

playground, and relax & enjoy yourself

diving & snorkelling. Boat (B,L,D)

#DIVETOADVENTURE

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N E W Z E

56 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18


A L A N D

If life is an adventure, then New Zealand is Utopia.

This little country may be on the edge of the world,

but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm,

attitude and outstanding natural beauty.

After all, this is the land of Hobbits, the All Blacks, AJ

Hackett, Marlborough wines, delicious traditional ‘Hāngi’

dinners and landscapes so vast and beautiful they will

quite literally take your breath away. People come to New

Zealand with an open mind and leave with a very full

heart. We challenge you to feel any different.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 57


WAYS TO

TRAVEL

We get it, you get it, we all

know it makes sense; no two

travellers are the same, so how

do you make it work? More

choice of course. Travelling

New Zealand with us will see

you picking from 4 different

travel styles – whatever you

want, we’ve got it.

Want to cover ground in NZ

and get a feel for everything

on offer? Then it has to be

Discoverer. Tick off all your

must-dos, bungee jumping

and glacier hiking included,

and even squeeze in a big

old dose of culture.

2 Discoverer trips,

from 14-19 days

See p.64

DISCOVERER

READ

ON TO FIND

OUT MORE ABOUT

YOUR TRAVEL

STYLE

WINTER & SKI

Snow? New Zealand?

You better believe it.

Queenstown has one

awesome snow scene,

offering up runs and après

options a-plenty. And the

best bit? Ski passes and daily

transfers are both included

as standard.

1 Winter trip,

7 days

See p.79

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Want to get to know why New

Zealanders are some of the best

people on the planet? Slip into

their shoes and live like a resident

Kiwi on In-Depth Explorer, getting

to know one particular region up

close and personal.

3 In-Depth Explorer trips,

from 6-10 days

See p.70

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

GO TO

CONTIKI.COM/

NEW-ZEALAND

FOR MORE

INFO

SHORT TRIPS & FESTIVALS

Short on time but hungry

for a quick NZ hit? Our

Jaffas’n’Jandals trip exploring

the gorgeous Bay of Islands has

your name all over it. Or, looking

to spice up your NYE plans?

Say hello to seeing in the New

Year swaying to the beat of the

Rhythm & Alps fest in Cardrona.

2 Short Trips & Festivals

from 3-7 days

See p.76

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 59


HOW TO TRAVEL WITH

NO REGRETS

Shotover Jet, Queenstown

Traditional Maori Hangi & cultural performance, Roturua

Hands in the air, as you’re in for the ride of your life. Reaching speeds

of 85kph, the exhilarating Shotover Jet will take you through the narrow

Shotover Canyons in NZ’s adventure capital, Queenstown.

Rotorua – Best known for its distinct sulphurous smell, Rotorua is also a region

of significant importance for the Maori culture. See the world famous Haka

performed and tuck in to a tasty, and earthy, Hangi dinner.

1

2

3

4

Rainbow Springs Kiwi Breeding Programme in Rotorua

1 See the beautiful Paihia by boat

2 Take in the views of Mt Cook at Lake Ohau

3 Hug an 800-year old tree at Parry Kauri Park

4 Take a look at the bubbling geothermic pools, just mind the smell

Give a little something back while in NZ with a visit to the Rainbow Springs

Kiwi Breeding Programme in Rotorua. See the iconic endangered kiwi chicks as

they’re raised and protected in this amazing conservation centre.

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WE CALL THEM NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES –

THE ONES WE KNOW YOU JUST CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS.

AND THE BEST PART? THEY’RE INCLUDED AS STANDARD ON YOUR TRIP.

1

2

3

4

4 day ski pass, Ultimate NZ Ski

1 See Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools

2 Stop at Moeraki for a look at massive boulders right on the beach

3 Chase waterfalls on your way up to Franz Josef Glacier

4 Take in the culture at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Hit the slopes of the Southern Alps with our included 4 day ski pass. So what

makes skiing in Queenstown so unique? Without doubt the backdrop – lakes,

rivers, lush greens, golden plains, dense forest and blue ocean

as far as the eye can see.

Visit the Speight Brewery, Dunedin

Visit Hobbiton Village

Love a hipster craft ale? So do the Kiwis and so do we. Crowned ‘the pride of

the south’, a visit to the Speight’s Brewery in Dunedin will see you learn about

the brewing process, with plenty of tasters thrown in for good measure.

LOTR super fans listen up! We have the ultimate NZ experience for you, visit

the iconic rolling hills and lush green pastures of Hobbiton and live out all of

your Middle-earth fantasies.

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GIVING YOU MORE

ME TIME

No one gives you more freedom

and flexibility than us, with

options to take your trip from

memorable to legendary.

Nobody can do NZ like you, not even us.

That’s why every single one of our trips

has built-in ME Time, to allow you to

explore the Land of the Long White

Cloud the way only you can. ME Time is made up

of two parts; free time and our delectable suite of

ME Time Optionals. So how do you spend your

free time? Well that’s entirely up to you. Maybe

you’ll spend an afternoon snoozing by a gorgeous

glacier fed lake, or perhaps you’d prefer to hit the

streets of Auckland in search of the ultimate coffee.

And for those times when you want to ramp up the

adventure/food/cultural dial, we’ve got our ME

Time Optionals, which get just a little bit more

special in NZ. How? Well you know that comfort

zone you’ve been living in? Prepare to see it

officially stretched beyond belief with our choice

of skydiving, canyon swinging, horse riding or

4WDing. Want things a little more sedate? How

does dolphin spotting, fishing on Lake Taupo or

cruising on the blissful Milford Sound take your

fancy? Offered at the best prices with transport

to get you there and back, our Optionals just

add that extra bit of sparkle to your trip.

Get your adrenaline hit rolling

down the hills inside a OGO

in Roturua

Explore the Franz Josef

Glacier all year round

Mountain bike along the historic & stunning

landscape of the Old Coach Rd, Ohakune

ME TIME

OPTIONALS

Important: ME Time optional activities are not included in the price of your trip. They are run by 3rd party operators and on occasions, for some of the activities, travellers may be required to sign a waiver to participate.

Before you leave, it’s important that you check your insurance includes your participation in adventure activities and be aware that some of our optionals can be physically demanding and may involve some risk.

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Take a boat cruise on the World

Heritage listed Milford Sound

FREE TIME

Production Manager Rachel Storey gives us

her insider tips on how best to explore the

exquisite Bay of Islands on the North Island.

CHECK OUT

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DEALS

FOR OUR LATEST

OFFERS & DEALS

Jump the original AJ Hackett

bungy in Queenstown

Dolphin Spotting

Offered as a ME Time Optional

activity, this is an absolute must-do if

you love nature, animals, hanging

out on boats, or basically just want

one beautiful day to remember. What

do you get? Well, in a nutshell, a

catamaran, stopovers on gorgeous

untouched beaches where you can

wander to your hearts content, lots of

snorkelling ops and, oh yeah, the

chance to spot wild dolphins doing

their thing.

Sunset Perfection

Paihia is one of my favourite places

on the North Island. Brimming with

ancient stories and fascinating Maori

culture (this is, after all, where the

Treaty of Waitangi was signed), the

picturesque beauty of this place goes

into overdrive come sunset, when the

setting sun dances off the lighthouse

and illuminates the surrounding water.

Sitting on the beach eating fish ‘n’

chips, it’s a real pinch yourself

moment.

Visits to “Romantic Russell”

Romantic by name, romantic by

nature, Russell is a ferry ride from

Paihia and is a hustling little town full

of cute cafés, restaurants and art

galleries. Take a perch on the

waterfront at the Duke of

Marlborough Hotel, order a glass of

sauvignon blanc and the grilled New

Zealand calamari and just watch the

world go by.

Check out

for more of our

insider tips

contiki.com/sixtwo

@rachelstorey

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DISCOVERER

Want to get a feel for both islands

and cover as much ground as

possible? Sounds to us like you’re a

text book Discoverer. These trips are

all about seeing and doing as much

as is physically possible in the time

you’ve got, whether that’s hiking the

Franz Josef Glacier or swinging by

Hobbiton for a cup of tea.

WHO TRAVELS DISCOVERER?

• Those who want to see it all and do it

all on both islands, with a mix of iconic

sights and unique experiences

• Those who want the perfect balance

of organised sightseeing and

independent adventuring

• Those who want to make the most of

the time they have.

FREE WIFI IN ALL HOTELS

CONTIKI.COM/DISCOVERER-NEW-ZEALAND

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €44 a week from now to

next December (that’s 48 weeks) to travel on

a New Zealand 2018 Discoverer trip. Want to

reduce that weekly amount even more? Head

to contiki.com/deals for all our latest promotions

and money saving shenanigans.

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2 TRIPS

FROM

14–19

DAYS

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THE BIG

TIKI

WHY THIS TRIP?

Inspirational & then some, this

trip will see you getting

to know exactly what makes

NZ tick. Hike the Franz Josef

Glacier, cruise Milford Sound,

get all LOTR super fan

in Hobbiton.

2 PAIHIA

Parry

Kauri Park

1

AUCKLAND

TASMAN SEA

Hobbiton ROTORUA

2

NORTH

Huka Falls

ISLAND

TAUPO 1

1 MT. RUAPEHU

COOK STRAIT

#THEBIGTIKI

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER 2

Haast Pass

Mt.

Cook

Wanaka

Hokitika

Lake

Tekapo

1 LAKE

OHAU

Milford Arrowtown

Sound 4

QUEENSTOWN

1

DUNEDIN

Arthur’s

Pass

Picton

SOUTH ISLAND

Kaikoura

1 CHRISTCHURCH

PACIFIC

OCEAN

1

1

KAIKOURA COAST

2 WELLINGTON

Places visited

Nightstops

Optional start/end city

Special Stopover night

Milford Sound highlight optional

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PAIHIA


PP*

19 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y2655 y519 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y209

18

NIGHTS

10 nights in hotels ,

7 nights in lodges ,

1 night in a Special

Stopover

24

INCLUDED MEALS

18 breakfasts (B),

6 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Race down a hill inside an OGO ball

MFishing trip on Lake Taupo

MAJ Hackett bungy jump

in Queenstown

MCruise stunning Milford Sound

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Waitangi Grounds Guided Tour

• Visit Hobbiton Village

• Visit traditional Maori village for

cultural performance & Hangi dinner

• Thrilling Shotover Jet boat ride

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Auckland to Paihia .

Welcome to the Land of the Long White

Cloud. We start off crossing Auckland’s

Harbour Bridge admiring the ‘City of Sails’

harbour, before starting our journey

north to Paihia where you will have a

dose of Kiwi history, on a guided tour

at Waitangi Treaty Grounds & Treaty

Museum. Hotel (D)

• See the iconic Sky Tower & harbour,

made famous by the America’s Cup

• Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry

Kauri Park

• See Kawakawa’s famous

Hundertwasser toilets

• Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty

Grounds & entry to Waitangi Museum

MTandem parasailing

DAY 2: Paihia . Paihia is the perfect place

to relax. Chill out on the beach, or get into

the water sports. Hotel (B)

M ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ tour with offroading

& sand dune ‘surfing’

DAY 3: Paihia to Auckland . Back in

Auckland, we’ll show you the city sights &

hit up some of the city’s best spots to eat

& party too. Hotel (B)

• Auckland city tour

DAY 4: Auckland to Rotorua . We

leave Auckland this morning & make a

stop at Hobbiton, the village created for

the Lord of the Rings movies. After the

“Shire”, we head to Rotorua where later a

Maori cultural experience will be a night to

remember. Hotel (B, D)

• Visit traditional Maori village for

cultural performance & hangi dinner

• Visit Hobbiton

DAY 5: Rotorua . Take advantage of

the city’s awesome thermal environment

& treat yourself to a spa or treatment.

Hotel (B)

MMount Tarawera Volcano Crater Walk

MWhitewater rafting the Kaituna River

DAY 6: Rotorua to Lake Taupo .

Rotorua’s been grand! But there’s plenty

more to see & do, first we stop by a kiwi

enclosure to learn about & see the NZ

national bird before it’s on to Huka Falls.

At Lake Taupo, you can opt for a cruise on

the lake tonight, where you can fish, eat &

party into the night. Hotel (B)

• See Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools

• See Taupo’s Huka Falls

• Visit the National Kiwi Trust

DAYS 6 - 7: Ski Mount Ruapehu

option . Make the most of Mount

Ruapehu’s great snow fields with an

extra day to explore in between July

& September. This tranquil town is

a place of unparalleled & exciting

experiences, such as your heritagelisted

‘home’ for the night. (B)(B,D)

DAY 7: Lake Taupo to Mount

Ruapehu. Known as the aprés-ski

capital of the North Island, Ohakune

is a combination of a tranquil town

& stupendous landscapes. Go on a

mountain bike ride to fully grasp the

beauty of the scenery & in the night relax

at the base of Mt. Ruapehu at a 100

year old heritage listed building - now a

modern ski lodge. (B, D)

Contiki Special Stopover

M Mountain bike the Old Coach Road trail

DAY 8: Mount Ruapehu to

Wellington . Check out the awesome

landscapes en route to the windy capital,

Wellington. This evening after an optional

dinner in the heart of the city on Courtney

Place, we’ll show you the sights & nightlife

around this arty city with it’s cool vibe.

Hotel (B)

• Orientation tour of Wellington

MWellington dining experience

DAY 9: Wellington . Treat yourselves

to some shopping along Lambton Quay

or have a (free) nose around Te Papa

National Museum. Later on, you can enjoy

some amazing street performers on Cuba

Street. Hotel (B)

DAY 10: Wellington to Christchurch .

Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to the

South Island. Travel down the stunning

Kaikoura coastline, to the charmingly

English city of Christchurch. Hotel (B)

• Christchurch City Tour

• Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic

Marlborough & Queen Charlotte

Sounds

DAY 11: Christchurch to Franz Josef

Glacier . Venture through the Southern

Alps & along the rugged West Coast

to Hokitika & later on to Franz Josef.

Lodge (B, D)

• Scenic drive across the Southern Alps

• Native greenstone demonstration &

carving

• Stop at Arthur’s Pass

DAY 12: Franz Josef Glacier . Hitting

the ice is a must. From walks & hikes to heli

rides, the day is yours to enjoy. Lodge (B)

MHelicopter Flight & Glacier Hike

DAY 13: Franz Josef Glacier

to Queenstown . Today we head

through Haast Pass & Thunder Creek

Falls. Visit lakeside Wanaka & stop at

Kawarau Bridge home to the world’s

first commercial bungy, then on to

Queenstown, the world’s adventure

capital. Hotel (B)

• Stop at Bungy Bridge

DAY 14: Queenstown . Take a ride

on the Shotover Jet, then get into the

Queenstown vibes. The nightlife here is

awesome & we’ll take you to our favourite

nightstop. Lodge (B)

• Ride the iconic Shotover Jet

M Day trip & cruise to Milford Sound

DAYS 15 - 16: Queenstown. From

bungy jumps, canyon swings & gondolas,

there’s no shortage of things to do & the

choice is all yours. Lodge (B)(B,D)

MTandem skydive

MWalter Peak horse trek

DAY 17: Queenstown to Dunedin.

Today we visit Arrowtown before we head

off to the ‘student city’ Dunedin, where

we’ll try the famous beer on a guided tour

of Speight’s Brewery. Hotel (B)

• Speight’s Brewery tour

DAY 18: Dunedin to Lake Ohau . See

the world’s steepest street, then it’s on to

Moeraki to see the huge beach boulders.

Later, Lake Ohau will impress, with epic

views of Mt. Cook & the Southern Alps.

Lodge (B, D)

• Visit Baldwin St

• Visit Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru

& Benmore Dam

DAY 19: Lake Ohau to Christchurch .

Maybe take a scenic glacier flight before

heading through Mackenzie Country back

to Christchurch where your trip ends. (B)

• Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo

& Geraldine

• See the famous Church of the

Good Shepherd

MScenic flight at Mt Cook

THE BIG TIKI

START/END QUEENSTOWN

– 17 DAYS

FROM y2435 PP*

y144 P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y190

STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve got a

shorter 17-day version of The Big Tiki

that starts or ends in Queenstown.

• For 17-day price, deduct up to €220

from price in the price box

• 17-day trip starts or ends at Tanoa

Aspen Hotel, Queenstown

• Code: NDZAD (ex: Auckland) Start

8:00am/End 10:00am

• Code: NDZCD (ex: Queenstown)

Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm

• Single room supp: €885

• Twin room supp: €475

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: NGZAD 2017/18 CODE: NGZCD 2017/18

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Auckland C’church Cost C’church Auckland Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

2017

Oct 2 Oct 20 2725 Oct 2 Oct 20 2655

Oct 10 Oct 28 2725 Oct 10 Oct 28 2655

Oct 18 Nov 5 2725 Oct 18 Nov 5 2655

Oct 26 Nov 13 2725 Oct 26 Nov 13 2655

Nov 3 Nov 21 2725 Nov 3 Nov 21 2655

Nov 11 Nov 29 2725 Nov 11 Nov 29 2655

Nov 19 Dec 7 2795 Nov 19 Dec 7 2725

Nov 27 Dec 15 2795 Nov 27 Dec 15 2725

Dec 5 Dec 23 2795 Dec 5 Dec 23 2725

Dec 9 Dec 27 2795 Dec 9 Dec 27 2725

Dec 13 Dec 31 2795 Dec 13 Dec 31 2725

Dec 17 Jan 4 2795 Dec 17 Jan 4 2725

Dec 21 Jan 8 2795 Dec 21 Jan 8 2745

Dec 25 Jan 12 2795 Dec 25 Jan 12 2745

Dec 29 Jan 16 2795 Dec 29 Jan 16 2745

2018

Jan 2 Jan 20 2795

Jan 6 Jan 24 2795

Jan 10 Jan 28 2795

Jan 14 Feb 1 2795

Jan 18 Feb 5 2795

Jan 22 Feb 9 2795

Jan 26 Feb 13 2795

Jan 30 Feb 17 2795

Feb 3 Feb 21 2795

Feb 7 Feb 25 2795

Feb 15 Mar 5 2795

Feb 23 Mar 13 2795

Mar 3 Mar 21 2795

Mar 11 Mar 29 2795

Mar 19 Apr 6 2795

Apr 4 Apr 22 2755

Apr 20 May 8 2755

Apr 28 May 16 2755

May 6 May 24 2755

May 22 Jun 9 2755

Jun 7 Jun 25 2755

Jun 23 Jul 11 2755

Jul 1 Jul 19 2725

Jul 9 Jul 27 2725

Jul 17 Aug 4 2725

Jul 25 ● Aug 12 2725

Aug 2 ● Aug 20 2725

Aug 10 ● Aug 28 2725

Aug 18 ● Sep 5 2725

Aug 26 ● Sep 13 2725

Sep 3 ● Sep 21 2725

Sep 11 ● Sep 29 2725

Sep 19 ● Oct 7 2725

Sep 27 Oct 15 2725

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €965/add €519 twin-share.

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

NGZCD: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm.

● Note: These trips will stay 2 nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of

Lake Taupo

MILFORD SOUND

2018

Jan 2 Jan 20 2745

Jan 6 Jan 24 2745

Jan 10 Jan 28 2745

Jan 14 Feb 1 2725

Jan 18 Feb 5 2725

Jan 22 Feb 9 2725

Jan 26 Feb 13 2725

Jan 30 Feb 17 2725

Feb 3 Feb 21 2725

Feb 7 Feb 25 2725

Feb 15 Mar 5 2725

Feb 23 Mar 13 2725

Mar 3 Mar 21 2725

Mar 11 Mar 29 2725

Mar 19 Apr 6 2725

Apr 4 Apr 22 2685

Apr 20 May 8 2685

Apr 28 May 16 2685

May 6 May 24 2685

May 22 Jun 9 2685

Jun 7 Jun 25 2685

Jun 23 Jul 11 2685

Jul 1 Jul 19 2655

Jul 9 Jul 27 2655

Jul 17 Aug 4 2655

Jul 25 ● Aug 12 2655

Aug 2 ● Aug 20 2655

Aug 10 ● Aug 28 2655

Aug 18 ● Sep 5 2655

Aug 26 ● Sep 13 2655

Sep 3 ● Sep 21 2655

Sep 11 ● Sep 29 2655

Sep 19 ● Oct 7 2655

Sep 27 Oct 15 2655

Take a break & try something different – a day

trip & boat cruise on the World Heritage listed

Milford Sound. This slice of paradise is known for

its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins

& incredible scenery. See the ME Time highlight

optional box on p.75 for more.

YOUR CHOICE

It’s your choice – travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to €70 if you travel from

Christchurch to Auckland.

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KIWIANA

PANORAMA

WHY THIS TRIP?

Is 16 days enough time to get

a taste of ‘real’ NZ? You

betcha. Leave no stone

unturned & no bungy

unjumped as you explore

both islands.

AUCKLAND

TASMAN SEA

Hobbiton

2 ROTORUA

Huka Falls NORTH

TAUPO 1 ISLAND

1

MT. RUAPEHU

COOK STRAIT

#KIWIANAPANORAMA

1

1

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER

Haast

Pass

2

Mt.

Cook

Arthur’s

Pass

Lake

Tekapo

1 LAKE

Milford Wanaka

Sound

OHAU

Arrowtown

QUEENSTOWN 4

Places visited

Nightstops

Optional start/end city

Special Stopover night

Milford Sound highlight optional

1

Hokitika

DUNEDIN

Picton

SOUTH ISLAND

Kaikoura

1 CHRISTCHURCH

PACIFIC

OCEAN

KAIKOURA COAST

2 WELLINGTON

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ROTORUA


PP*

16 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y2299 y144 P/DAY*

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y180

15

NIGHTS

7 nights in hotels ,

7 nights in lodges ,

1 night in a Special

Stopover

20

INCLUDED MEALS

15 breakfasts (B),

5 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Cruise stunning Milford Sound

M Bungy jumping, Queenstown

M Helicopter Flight & Glacier Hike

MGlacier Kayak Tour

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Visit Hobbiton Village from

The Lord of the Rings

• Visit traditional Maori village

for cultural performance &

Hangi dinner

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DISCOVERER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Auckland to Rotorua . Welcome

to the Land of the Long White Cloud. We

leave Auckland this morning & make a

stop at Hobbiton, the village created for

the Lord of the Rings movies. After the

“Shire”, we head to Rotorua where later a

Maori cultural experience will be a night to

remember. Hotel (D)

• Visit Hobbiton

• Visit Maori village, Cultural

performance & Hangi dinner

• See Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools

DAY 2: Rotorua . Take advantage of

the city’s awesome thermal environment

& treat yourself to a spa or treatment.

Hotel (B)

M Race down a hill inside a transparent

OGO ball

DAY 3: Rotorua to Lake Taupo .

Rotorua’s been grand! But there’s plenty

more to see & do, first we stop by a

kiwi enclosure to learn about & see the

national bird before it’s on to Huka Falls.

At Lake Taupo, you can opt for a cruise on

the lake tonight, where you can fish, eat &

party into the night. Hotel (B)

• See Taupo’s Huka Falls

• Visit Kiwi Enclosure

DAYS 3 - 4: Ski Mount Ruapehu

option . Make the most of Mount

Ruapehu’s great snow fields with an

extra day to explore in between July

& September. This tranquil town is

a place of unparalleled & exciting

experiences, such as your heritagelisted

‘home’ for the night. (B)(B,D)

DAY 4: Lake Taupo to Mount

Ruapehu. Known as the aprés-ski

capital of the North Island, Ohakune

is a combination of a tranquil town

& stupendous landscapes. Go on a

mountain bike ride to fully grasp the

beauty of the scenery & in the night relax

at the base of Mt. Ruapehu at a 100-year

old heritage listed building – now a

modern ski lodge. (B, D)

Contiki Special Stopover

DAY 5: Mount Ruapehu to

Wellington . Check out the awesome

landscapes en route to the windy capital,

Wellington, where we’ll show you the

sights around this arty city. Hotel (B)

• Drive along the Kapiti Coast

• Orientation tour of Wellington

DAY 6: Wellington . Treat yourselves

to some shopping along Lambton Quay

or have a (free) nose around Te Papa

National Museum. Later on, you can enjoy

some amazing street performers on Cuba

Street. Hotel (B)

DAY 7: Wellington to Christchurch .

Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to the

South Island. Travel down the stunning

Kaikoura coastline, to the charmingly

English city of Christchurch. Hotel (B)

• Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic

Marlborough & Queen Charlotte

Sounds

• Christchurch City Tour

DAY 8: Christchurch to Franz Josef

Glacier . Venture through the Southern

Alps & along the rugged West Coast to

Hokitika & later on to Franz Josef.

Lodge (B, D)

Scenic drive across the Southern Alps

Stop at Arthur’s Pass

• Native greenstone demonstration

& carving

DAY 9: Franz Josef Glacier . Hitting the

ice is a must. From walks & hikes to heli

rides, the day is yours to enjoy. Lodge (B)

MHelicopter Flight & Glacier Hike

MGlacier Kayak Tour

DAY 10: Franz Josef Glacier

to Queenstown . Today we head

through Haast Pass & Thunder Creek

Falls. Visit lakeside Wanaka & stop at

Kawarau Bridge home to the world’s

first commercial bungy, then on to

Queenstown, the world’s adventure

capital. Lodge (B)

DAY 11: Queenstown . Take a ride

on the Shotover Jet, then get into the

Queenstown vibes. The nightlife here is

awesome & we’ll take you to our favourite

nightstop. Lodge (B)

M Day trip & cruise to Milford Sound

• Ride the iconic Shotover Jet

KOEKOHE BEACH

DAYS 12 - 13: Queenstown. From

bungy jumps, canyon swings & gondolas,

there’s no shortage of things to do & the

choice is all yours. Lodge (B)(B,D)

MBungy jumping

DAY 14: Queenstown to Dunedin.

Today we visit Arrowtown before we head

off to the ‘student city’ Dunedin, where

we’ll try the famous beer on a guided tour

of Speight’s Brewery. Hotel (B)

• Speight’s Brewery tour

DAY 15: Dunedin to Lake Ohau .

See the world’s steepest street, then it’s

on to Moeraki to see the huge beach

boulders. Later, Lake Ohau will impress,

with epic views of Mt. Cook & the

Southern Alps. Lodge (B, D)

• Visit Baldwin St

• Visit Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru

& Benmore Dam

DAY 16: Lake Ohau to Christchurch .

Maybe take a scenic glacier flight

before heading through Mackenzie

Country back to Christchurch where

your trip ends. (B)

• Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo

& Geraldine

• See the famous Church of the

Good Shepherd

MScenic flight past glaciers &

Mt. Cook, NZ’s highest peak

KIWIANA PANORAMA

START/END QUEENSTOWN

– 14 DAYS

FROM y2079 PP*

y149 P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y160

STUCK FOR TIME? We’ve

got a shorter 14-day Kiwiana

Panorama trip that starts or

ends in Queenstown.

• For 14-day price, deduct up to

€220 from price in the price box

• 14-day trip starts or ends at the

Hotel in Queenstown

• Code: NBZAD (ex: Auckland) Start

8:00am/End 10:00am

• Code: NBZCD (ex: Queenstown)

Start 6:00pm/End 3:00pm

• Single room supp: €719

• Twin room supp: €385

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: NPZAD 2017/18 CODE: NPZCD 2017/18

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Auckland C’church Cost C’church Auckland Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

2017

Oct 5 Oct 20 2349 Oct 2 Oct 17 2299

Oct 13 Oct 28 2349 Oct 10 Oct 25 2299

Oct 21 Nov 5 2349 Oct 18 Nov 2 2299

Oct 29 Nov 13 2349 Oct 26 Nov 10 2299

Nov 6 Nov 21 2349 Nov 3 Nov 18 2299

Nov 14 Nov 29 2349 Nov 11 Nov 26 2299

Nov 22 Dec 7 2405 Nov 19 Dec 4 2355

Nov 30 Dec 15 2405 Nov 27 Dec 12 2355

Dec 8 Dec 23 2405 Dec 5 Dec 20 2355

Dec 12 Dec 27 2405 Dec 9 Dec 24 2355

Dec 16 Dec 31 2405 Dec 13 Dec 28 2355

Dec 20 Jan 4 2405 Dec 17 Jan 1 2355

Dec 24 Jan 8 2405 Dec 21 Jan 5 2365

Dec 28 Jan 12 2405 Dec 25 Jan 9 2365

2018

Dec 29 Jan 13 2365

Jan 1 Jan 16 2405 2018

Jan 5 Jan 20 2405 Jan 2 Jan 17 2365

Jan 9 Jan 24 2405 Jan 6 Jan 21 2365

Jan 13 Jan 28 2405 Jan 10 Jan 25 2365

Jan 17 Feb 1 2405 Jan 14 Jan 29 2355

Jan 21 Feb 5 2405 Jan 18 Feb 2 2355

Jan 25 Feb 9 2405 Jan 22 Feb 6 2355

Jan 29 Feb 13 2405 Jan 26 Feb 10 2355

Feb 2 Feb 17 2405 Jan 30 Feb 14 2355

Feb 6 Feb 21 2405 Feb 3 Feb 18 2355

Feb 10 Feb 25 2405 Feb 7 Feb 22 2355

Feb 18 Mar 5 2405 Feb 15 Mar 2 2355

Feb 26 Mar 13 2405 Feb 23 Mar 10 2355

Mar 6 Mar 21 2405 Mar 3 Mar 18 2355

Mar 14 Mar 29 2405 Mar 11 Mar 26 2355

Mar 22 Apr 6 2405 Mar 19 Apr 3 2355

Apr 7 Apr 22 2375 Apr 4 Apr 19 2325

Apr 23 May 8 2375 Apr 20 May 5 2325

May 1 May 16 2375 Apr 28 May 13 2325

May 9 May 24 2375 May 6 May 21 2325

May 25 Jun 9 2375 May 22 Jun 6 2325

Jun 10 Jun 25 2375 Jun 7 Jun 22 2325

Jun 26 Jul 11 2375 Jun 23 Jul 8 2325

Jul 4 Jul 19 2349 Jul 1 Jul 16 2299

Jul 12 Jul 27 2349 Jul 9 Jul 24 2299

Jul 20 Aug 4 2349 Jul 17 Aug 1 2299

Jul 28 ● Aug 12 2349 Jul 25 ● Aug 9 2299

Aug 5 ● Aug 20 2349 Aug 2 ● Aug 17 2299

Aug 13 ● Aug 28 2349 Aug 10 ● Aug 25 2299

Aug 21 ● Sep 5 2349 Aug 18 ● Sep 2 2299

Aug 29 ● Sep 13 2349 Aug 26 ● Sep 10 2299

Sep 6 ● Sep 21 2349 Sep 3 ● Sep 18 2299

Sep 14 ● Sep 29 2349 Sep 11 ● Sep 26 2299

Sep 22 ● Oct 7 2349 Sep 19 ● Oct 4 2299

Sep 30 Oct 15 2349 Sep 27 Oct 12 2299

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €805/add €429 twin-share.

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

NPZCD: Start Christchurch 8:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm.

● This trip will stay 2 nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of Lake Taupo

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki.

When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a hoard of other

travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world famous

exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll

receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

MILFORD SOUND

Take a break & try something different – a day

trip & boat cruise on the World Heritage listed

Milford Sound. This slice of paradise is known for

its gorgeous waters, wildlife like whales & dolphins

& incredible scenery. See the ME Time highlight

optional box on p.75 for more.

YOUR CHOICE

It’s your choice – travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to €50 if you travel from

Christchurch to Auckland.

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3 TRIPS

FROM

6–10

DAYS

Want to concentrate more on one

island and really get to know what

makes it tick? That’s what In-Depth

Explorer is all about. These trips

spend longer in each destination and

include all the free time you could

want for DIY adventuring, so you can

truly immerse yourself in the culture

and lifestyle of a place. Plus, more

free time = more time for eating and

we all know the quickest route to a

country’s heart is through its food.

WHO TRAVELS IN-DEPTH

EXPLORER?

• Those who want to get to know a

particular island in detail

• Those who are all about food, history,

local experiences and culture, and

getting just a little bit lost

• Those who want to spend less time

travelling and more time exploring.

FREE WIFI IN ALL HOTELS

CONTIKI.COM/IN-DEPTH-EXPLORER-NEW-ZEALAND

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €20 a week from now

to next December (that’s 48 weeks) to travel

on a New Zealand 2018 In-Depth trip. Want

to reduce that weekly amount even more?

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest

promotions and money saving shenanigans.

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SUN &

STEAM

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

WHY THIS TRIP?

With over 15 optional activities

to choose from & a tasty

banquet of No Regrets

Experiences, this six-day jaunt

is the perfect blend of

action & relaxation.

PAIHIA

2

Parry Kauri Park

AUCKLAND 1

TASMAN SEA

Hobbiton

2 ROTORUA

1

Places visited

Nightstops

NORTH ISLAND

6 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y929 PP* y155 P/DAY* Start Finish Total

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

5

7

NIGHTS

5 nights in hotels

INCLUDED MEALS

5 breakfasts (B),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MCatamaran sailing,

swimming & snorkelling

with lunch

MSkyline gondola &

luge rides

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Waitangi Grounds

guided tour

• Visit Hobbiton Village

from The Lord of the

Rings

• Visit traditional Maori

village for cultural

performance & Hangi

dinner

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Auckland to Paihia .

Welcome to the Land of the Long White

Cloud. We start off crossing Auckland’s

Harbour Bridge admiring the ‘City of Sails’

harbour, before starting our journey

north to Paihia where you will have a

dose of Kiwi history, on a guided tour

at Waitangi Treaty Grounds & Treaty

Museum. Hotel (D)

• See the iconic Sky Tower & harbour,

made famous by the America’s Cup

• Guided Tour of Waitangi Treaty

Grounds & entry to Waitangi Museum

• Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry

Kauri Park

• See Kawakawa’s famous

Hundertwasser toilets

DAY 2: Paihia . Paihia is the perfect place

to relax. Chill out on the beach, or get into

the water sports. Hotel (B)

M ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ tour with offroading

& sand dune ‘surfing’

DAY 3: Paihia to Auckland . Back in

Auckland, we’ll show you the city sights &

hit up some of the city’s best spots to eat

& party too. Hotel (B)

• Auckland city tour

DAY 4: Auckland to Rotorua . On

route to Rotorua, we make a stop at the

Hobbiton, the village created for the Lord

of the Rings movies. After the “Shire”, a

Maori cultural experience will be a night to

remember. Hotel (B, D)

• Visit traditional Maori village for

cultural performance & hāngi dinner

• Visit Hobbiton

DAY 5: Rotorua . Take advantage of

the city’s awesome thermal environment

& treat yourself to a spa or treatment.

Hotel (B)

M Race down a hill inside an

OGO ball

DAY 6: Rotorua to Auckland . Today

you’ll take a transfer back to Auckland, so

it’s time to swap email addresses as your

trip ends on arrival. (B)

Please note: The transfer from Rotorua to

Auckland is not operated by Contiki, but a

third party operator.

HOBBITON VILLAGE

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: NRZAD 2017/18

Start Finish Total

Auckland Auckland Cost Auckland Auckland Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Oct 2 Oct 7 929

Oct 10 Oct 15 929

Oct 18 Oct 23 929

Oct 26 Oct 31 929

Nov 3 Nov 8 929

Nov 11 Nov 16 929

Nov 19 Nov 24 955

Nov 27 Dec 2 955

Dec 5 Dec 10 955

Dec 9 Dec 14 955

Dec 13 Dec 18 955

Dec 17 Dec 22 955

Dec 21 Dec 26 955

Dec 25 Dec 30 955

Dec 29 Jan 3 955

2018

Jan 2 Jan 7 955

Jan 6 Jan 11 955

Jan 10 Jan 15 955

Jan 14 Jan 19 955

Jan 18 Jan 23 955

Jan 22 Jan 27 955

Jan 26 Jan 31 955

Jan 30 Feb 4 955

Feb 3 Feb 8 955

2018

Feb 7 Feb 12 955

Feb 15 Feb 20 955

Feb 23 Feb 28 955

Mar 3 Mar 8 955

Mar 11 Mar 16 955

Mar 19 Mar 24 955

Apr 4 Apr 9 939

Apr 20 Apr 25 939

Apr 28 May 3 939

May 6 May 11 939

May 22 May 27 939

Jun 7 Jun 12 939

Jun 23 Jun 28 939

Jul 1 Jul 6 929

Jul 9 Jul 14 929

Jul 17 Jul 22 929

Jul 25 Jul 30 929

Aug 2 Aug 7 929

Aug 10 Aug 15 929

Aug 18 Aug 23 929

Aug 26 Aug 31 929

Sep 3 Sep 8 929

Sep 11 Sep 16 929

Sep 19 Sep 24 929

Sep 27 Oct 2 929

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement add €285/add €155 twin-share.

Start Auckland 8:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki.

When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other

travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous

exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll

receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

#SUNANDSTEAM

ROTORUA

CONTIKI.COM/STEAM

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 71


NORTHERN

‘CHOICE’

WHY THIS TRIP?

With a traditional Maori Hangi

happening one minute, then

skyscrapers & city nightlife

the next, these 10 days of

North Island fun promise

to be nothing short

of spectacular.

PAIHIA 2

Parry Kauri Park

AUCKLAND

1

TASMAN SEA

Hobbiton

2 ROTORUA

Huka Falls NORTH

TAUPO 1 ISLAND

1 MT. RUAPEHU

#NORTHERNCHOICE

1

1

Picton

SOUTH ISLAND

Kaikoura

COOK

STRAIT

Places visited CHRISTCHURCH

Nightstops

Optional start/end city

Special Stopover night

PACIFIC

OCEAN

KAIKOURA COAST

2 WELLINGTON

72 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/CHOICE

WHANGAREI FALLS


10 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y1435

PP*

y144 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y110

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

9

NIGHTS

8 nights in hotels

1 night in a Special

Stopover

12

INCLUDED MEALS

9 breakfasts (B),

3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MOGO ball racing

M Catamaran sailing, swimming &

snorkelling with lunch

M Mt. Tarawera Volcano Crater Walk

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Waitangi Grounds Guided Tour

• Kiwiana fish ‘n’ chips dinner

• Visit traditional Maori village for

cultural performance & Hangi dinner

• Visit Hobbiton

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Auckland to Paihia . Welcome

to the Land of the Long White Cloud. We

start off crossing Auckland’s Harbour

Bridge admiring the ‘City of Sails’ harbour,

before starting our journey north to Paihia

where you will have a dose of Kiwi history,

on a guided tour at Waitangi Treaty

Grounds & Treaty Museum. Hotel (D)

• See the iconic Sky Tower & harbour,

made famous by the America’s Cup

• Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry Kauri

Park

• Check out Whangarei & Kawakawa’s

famous Hundertwasser toilets

• Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty

Grounds & Treaty Museum

DAY 2: Paihia . Paihia is the perfect

place to relax. Chill out on the beach, or

get into the water sports. Hotel (B)

MCatamaran sailing, swimming &

snorkelling with lunch

DAY 3: Paihia to Auckland .

Feeling salty and sun-kissed we wave

goodbye to Paihia & sashay our way back

down NZ in the direction of Auckland.

Discover more of this vibrant city and

with a free night head out to explore

Auckland’s nightlife. Hotel (B)

• Auckland city tour

DAY 4: Auckland to Rotorua . On route

to Rotorua, we make a stop at Hobbiton,

the village created for the Lord of the

Rings movies. After the “Shire”, a Maori

cultural experience will be a night to

remember. Hotel (B, D)

Visit Hobbiton

• Visit Maori village & Cultural

performance

• See Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools

DAY 5: Rotorua . Take advantage of

the city’s awesome thermal environment

& treat yourself to a spa or treatment.

Hotel (B)

MMount Tarawera Volcano Crater Walk

MWhitewater rafting the Kaituna River

DAY 6: Rotorua to Lake Taupo .

Rotorua’s been grand! But there’s plenty

more to see & do, first we stop by a

kiwi enclosure to learn about & see the

national bird before it’s on to Huka Falls.

At Lake Taupo, you can opt for a cruise on

the lake tonight, where you can fish, eat &

party into the night. Hotel (B)

• See Taupo’s Huka Falls

DAY 7: Lake Taupo to Mount

Ruapehu. Known as the après-ski

capital of the North Island, Ohakune

is a combination of a tranquil town

& stupendous landscapes. Go on a

mountain bike ride to fully grasp the

beauty of the scenery & in the night relax

at the base of Mt. Ruapehu at a 100-year

old heritage listed building – now a

modern ski lodge. (B, D)

Contiki Special Stopover

M Mountain bike ride of Old Coach

Road trail

DAY 8: Mount Ruapehu to

Wellington . Check out the awesome

landscapes en route to the windy capital,

Wellington, where we’ll show you the

sights around this arty city. Hotel (B)

• Drive along the Kapiti Coast

• Orientation tour of Wellington

DAY 9: Wellington. Treat yourselves

to some shopping along Lambton Quay

or have a (free) nose around Te Papa

National Museum. Later on, you can enjoy

some amazing street performers on Cuba

Street. Hotel (B)

DAY 10: Wellington to Christchurch .

Hop from the North Island, via ferry, to the

South Island. Travel down the stunning

Kaikoura coastline, to the charmingly

BAY OF ISLANDS

English city of Christchurch where your

trip ends on arrival. (B)

• Cruise Cook Strait & the scenic

Marlborough & Queen Charlotte

Sounds

NORTHERN CHOICE

START/END WELLINGTON

– 10 DAYS

FROM A$XXX y1335 PP* PP*

y134 A$XX P/DAY* P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO A$XXX y105

WANT WELLINGTON?

You can choose to start or end your

Northern ‘Choice’ trip in Wellington

& see save even up to more. €100.

• Trip starts or ends at Abel Tasman

Hotel, Wellington

• Code: NNZAD (ex: Auckland) Start

8:00am/End 10:00am

• Code: NNZCD (ex: Wellington) Start

6:00pm/End 3:00pm

• Single room supp: XXXX €535

• Twin room supp: XXXX €285

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: NNHAD 2017/18 CODE: NNHCD 2017/18

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Auckland C’church Cost C’church Auckland Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Oct 2 Oct 11 1465

Oct 10 Oct 19 1465

Oct 18 Oct 27 1465

Oct 26 Nov 4 1465

Nov 3 Nov 12 1465

Nov 11 Nov 20 1465

Nov 19 Nov 28 1505

Nov 27 Dec 6 1505

Dec 5 Dec 14 1505

Dec 9 Dec 18 1505

Dec 13 Dec 22 1505

Dec 17 Dec 26 1505

Dec 21 Dec 30 1505

Dec 25 Jan 3 1505

Dec 29 Jan 7 1505

2018

Jan 2 Jan 11 1505

Jan 6 Jan 15 1505

Jan 10 Jan 19 1505

Jan 14 Jan 23 1505

Jan 18 Jan 27 1505

Jan 22 Jan 31 1505

Jan 26 Feb 4 1505

Jan 30 Feb 8 1505

Feb 3 Feb 12 1505

Feb 7 Feb 16 1505

Feb 15 Feb 24 1505

Feb 23 Mar 4 1505

Mar 3 Mar 12 1505

Mar 11 Mar 20 1505

Mar 19 Mar 28 1505

Apr 4 Apr 13 1479

Apr 20 Apr 29 1479

Apr 28 May 7 1479

May 6 May 15 1479

May 22 May 31 1479

Jun 7 Jun 16 1479

Jun 23 Jul 2 1479

Jul 1 Jul 10 1465

Jul 9 Jul 18 1465

Jul 17 Jul 26 1465

Jul 25 ● Aug 3 1465

Aug 2 ● Aug 11 1465

Aug 10 ● Aug 19 1465

Aug 18 ● Aug 27 1465

Aug 26 ● Sep 4 1465

Sep 3 ● Sep 12 1465

Sep 11 ● Sep 20 1465

Sep 19 ● Sep 28 1465

Sep 27 Oct 6 1465

THE FINER DETAILS

2017

Oct 11 Oct 20 1435

Oct 19 Oct 28 1435

Oct 27 Nov 5 1435

Nov 4 Nov 13 1435

Nov 12 Nov 21 1435

Nov 20 Nov 29 1475

Nov 28 Dec 7 1475

Dec 6 Dec 15 1475

Dec 14 Dec 23 1475

Dec 18 Dec 27 1485

Dec 22 Dec 31 1485

Dec 26 Jan 4 1485

Dec 30 Jan 8 1485

2018

Jan 3 Jan 12 1485

Jan 7 Jan 16 1485

Jan 11 Jan 20 1475

Jan 15 Jan 24 1475

Jan 19 Jan 28 1475

Jan 23 Feb 1 1475

Jan 27 Feb 5 1475

Jan 31 Feb 9 1475

Feb 4 Feb 13 1475

Feb 8 Feb 17 1475

Feb 12 Feb 21 1475

Feb 16 Feb 25 1475

Feb 24 Mar 5 1475

Mar 4 Mar 13 1475

Mar 12 Mar 21 1475

Mar 20 Mar 29 1475

Mar 28 Apr 6 1475

Apr 13 Apr 22 1449

Apr 29 May 8 1449

May 7 May 16 1449

May 15 May 24 1449

May 31 Jun 9 1449

Jun 16 Jun 25 1449

Jul 2 Jul 11 1435

Jul 10 Jul 19 1435

Jul 18 Jul 27 1435

Jul 26 Aug 4 1435

Aug 3 ● Aug 12 1435

Aug 11 ● Aug 20 1435

Aug 19 ● Aug 28 1435

Aug 27 ● Sep 5 1435

Sep 4 ● Sep 13 1435

Sep 12 ● Sep 21 1435

Sep 20 ● Sep 29 1435

Sep 28 ● Oct 7 1435

Oct 6 Oct 15 1465

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €535/add €285 twin-share.

NNHAD: Start Auckland 8:00am & end Christchurch 7:00pm.

NNHCD: Start Christchurch 7:00am & end Auckland 3:00pm.

● These trips will stay 2 nights in Mt Ruapehu instead of

Lake Taupo

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 19-day The Big Tiki

trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde

of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s worldfamous

exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome

you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

DAYS 6 - 7: Ski Mount Ruapehu

option . Make the most of Mount

Ruapehu’s great snow fields with an

extra day to explore in between July

& September. This tranquil town is

a place of unparalleled & exciting

experiences, such as your heritagelisted

‘home’ for the night. (B)(B,D)

YOUR CHOICE

It’s your choice – travel from Auckland to

Christchurch. Or save up to €30 if you travel

from Christchurch to Auckland.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 73


‘SWEET AS’

SOUTH

WHY THIS TRIP?

Yes, yes and YES is what you’ll

be squealing from start to end

on ‘Sweet as’ South, mainly

thanks to the abundance of

thrill seeking adventures on

offer in Queenstown.

COOK STRAIT

Picton

NORTH

ISLAND

Wellington

FRANZ JOSEF &

FOX GLACIER 2

Milford

Sound

Haast Pass

Wanaka

Hokitika

Lake Tekapo

1 LAKE

OHAU

SOUTH ISLAND

Arthur’s

Pass

Kaikoura

KAIKOURA COAST

1 CHRISTCHURCH

#SWEETASSOUTH

4

QUEENSTOWN

DUNEDIN 1

1

Places visited

Nightstops

10-day extension nightstop

Optional start/end city

Milford Sound highlight optional

74 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 CONTIKI.COM/SWEETAS

LAKE OHAU


9 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY · FROM y 1265

PP*

y 141 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y95

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

8

NIGHTS

1 night in a hotel ,

7 nights in lodges

11

INCLUDED MEALS

8 breakfasts (B),

3 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

An experienced & professional

Trip Manager & Driver team

Modern, air-conditioned coach

with powerpoints for charging

See p.82 for more

ME TIME OPTIONALS

M Scenic helicopter flight to see

Mt. Cook & land on Fox Glacier

MCruise stunning Milford Sound

NO REGRETS EXPERIENCES

• Tour & tasting at the iconic

Speight’s Brewery

• Thrilling Shotover Jet boat ride

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

IN-DEPTH EXPLORER

YOUR TRIP

DAY 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau .

Meet up with your Contiki Team then

check out the views of Mackenzie Country

& Lake Tekapo. On arrival, Lake Ohau

will impress, its epic views of Mt. Cook &

the Southern Alps are seriously stunning.

Lodge (D)

• Stop at Lake Pukaki & Lake Tekapo

& Geraldine

• See the famous Church of the

Good Shepherd

M Scenic flight past lakes, glaciers &

Aoraki/Mt. Cook, NZ’s highest peak

DAY 2: Lake Ohau to Dunedin . Head

to Moeraki for a look at the massive

boulders located by the beach. Later, it’s

a change of scene in the ‘student city’

Dunedin, try the city’s famous beer on a

guided tour of Speight’s Brewery. Later

tonight, maybe head to the Octagon area

of town for a fun night out. Hotel (B)

Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam

Visit Moeraki Boulders

Speight’s Heritage & Brewery tour

• Visit Baldwin St (the world’s steepest

street)

DAY 3: Dunedin to Queenstown .

It’s time to hit legendary Queenstown,

the world’s adventure capital. On arrival

we’ll stop at Kawarau Bridge, home of

the world’s first commercial bungy. This

town goes off, so maybe grab a delicious

‘FergBurger’ & head into town for a night

out. Lodge (B)

DAY 4: Queenstown . Take a ride on the

Shotover Jet this morning, then stop at

Arrowtown before the afternoon is yours

to get into the Queenstown vibes. The

nightlife here is awesome & we’ll take you

to our favourite nightstop. Lodge (B)

• Explore tiny Arrowtown

• Ride the iconic Shotover Jet

DAYS 5 - 6: Queenstown . From bungy

jumps, canyon swings, luging, gondolas

& jet boat rides to the Lord of the Rings

territory, there’s no shortage of things

to do in this legendary town & the choice

is all yours. With little shops & a stunning

lakeside setting, a stroll through town

& relaxing by the lake is a must.

Lodge (B)(B,D)

M Canyon swing on a giant rope across

the Shotover River, 109m up!

DAY 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef

Glacier . We’ll drop into lakeside

Wanaka, then keep an eye out for wildlife

as we head through stunning Haast Pass

& Thunder Creek Falls before arriving

in NZ’s iconic glacial spot, Franz Josef.

Lodge (B)

• Scenic drive through Haast Pass & see

Thunder Creek Falls

DAY 8: Franz Josef Glacier . The day is

yours – so hitting the ice is a must. From

walks & hikes or heli rides, to just chilling in

Franz, the day is yours to enjoy your way.

Lodge (B, D)

MGlacier Kayak Tour

MHelicopter Flight & Glacier Hike

DAY 9: Franz Josef Glacier to

Christchurch . Today we make tracks

through the Alps to Christchurch! We

stop in Hokitika to learn about NZ’s native

greenstone & how it’s carved, before it’s

time to say your goodbyes & swap contact

details with your travel mates as your trip

ends on arrival in Christchurch. (B)

• Scenic drive across the Southern Alps

• Native greenstone demonstration

& carving

• Stop at Arthur’s Pass

‘SWEET AS’ SOUTH

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: NSZCD 2017/18 CODE: NSZAD 2017/18

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

C’church C’church Cost C’church C’church Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

Oct 2 Oct 10 1265

Oct 10 Oct 18 1265

Oct 18 Oct 26 1265

Oct 26 Nov 3 1265

Nov 3 Nov 11 1265

Nov 11 Nov 19 1265

Nov 19 Nov 27 1295

Nov 27 Dec 5 1295

Dec 5 Dec 13 1295

Dec 9 Dec 17 1295

Dec 13 Dec 21 1295

Dec 17 Dec 25 1295

Dec 21 Dec 29 1295

Dec 25 Jan 2 1295

Dec 29 Jan 6 1295

2018

Jan 2 Jan 10 1295

Jan 6 Jan 14 1295

Jan 10 Jan 18 1295

Jan 14 Jan 22 1295

Jan 18 Jan 26 1295

Jan 22 Jan 30 1295

Jan 26 Feb 3 1295

Jan 30 Feb 7 1295

Feb 3 Feb 11 1295

Feb 7 Feb 15 1295

Feb 15 Feb 23 1295

Feb 23 Mar 3 1295

Mar 3 Mar 11 1295

Mar 11 Mar 19 1295

Mar 19 Mar 27 1295

Apr 4 Apr 12 1279

Apr 20 Apr 28 1279

Apr 28 May 6 1279

May 6 May 14 1279

May 22 May 30 1279

Jun 7 Jun 15 1279

Jun 23 Jul 1 1279

Jul 1 Jul 9 1265

Jul 9 Jul 17 1265

Jul 17 Jul 25 1265

Jul 25 Aug 2 1265

Aug 2 Aug 10 1265

Aug 10 Aug 18 1265

Aug 18 Aug 26 1265

Aug 26 Sep 3 1265

Sep 3 Sep 11 1265

Sep 11 Sep 19 1265

Sep 19 Sep 27 1265

Sep 27 Oct 5 1265

2017

Oct 12 Oct 20 1265

Oct 20 Oct 28 1265

Oct 28 Nov 5 1265

Nov 5 Nov 13 1265

Nov 13 Nov 21 1265

Nov 21 Nov 29 1295

Nov 29 Dec 7 1295

Dec 7 Dec 15 1295

Dec 15 Dec 23 1295

Dec 19 Dec 27 1295

Dec 23 Dec 31 1295

Dec 27 Jan 4 1295

Dec 31 Jan 8 1295

2018

Jan 4 Jan 12 1295

Jan 8 Jan 16 1295

Jan 12 Jan 20 1295

Jan 16 Jan 24 1295

Jan 20 Jan 28 1295

Jan 24 Feb 1 1295

Jan 28 Feb 5 1295

Feb 1 Feb 9 1295

Feb 5 Feb 13 1295

Feb 9 Feb 17 1295

Feb 13 Feb 21 1295

Feb 17 Feb 25 1295

Feb 25 Mar 5 1295

Mar 5 Mar 13 1295

Mar 13 Mar 21 1295

Mar 21 Mar 29 1295

Mar 29 Apr 6 1295

Apr 14 Apr 22 1279

Apr 30 May 8 1279

May 8 May 16 1279

May 16 May 24 1279

Jun 1 Jun 9 1279

Jun 17 Jun 25 1279

Jul 3 Jul 11 1265

Jul 11 Jul 19 1265

Jul 19 Jul 27 1265

Jul 27 Aug 4 1265

Aug 4 Aug 12 1265

Aug 12 Aug 20 1265

Aug 20 Aug 28 1265

Aug 28 Sep 5 1265

Sep 5 Sep 13 1265

Sep 13 Sep 21 1265

Sep 21 Sep 29 1265

Sep 29 Oct 7 1265

Oct 7 Oct 15 1295

QUEENSTOWN

MILFORD SOUND

If you’ve done a bungy, rafted

& jetboated your way around

Queenstown – why not mix it up & take

a day trip from Queenstown to Milford

Sound. We head to this stunning World

Heritage listed 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 fly – it is up to

you. Experience it for yourself!

START/END WELLINGTON

– 10 DAYS

FROM y1465 PP*

y147 P/DAY*

PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y110

GOT MORE TIME? We’ve got a

longer 10-day version of the ‘Sweet

as’ South trip that starts or ends in

Wellington.

• For 10-day price, add up to €200

to price in the price box

• 10-day trip starts or ends at Abel

Tasman Hotel, Wellington

• Code: NSHCD (ex: Christchurch)

Start 8:00am/End 6:00pm

• Code: NSHAD (ex: Wellington)

Start 7:00am/End 6:00pm

• Single room supp: €435

• Twin room supp: €235

THE FINER DETAILS

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement (trip only) add €349/add €185 twin-share.

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

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

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture - our 19-day The Big Tiki.

When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde of other

travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s world-famous

exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome you’ll

receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

YOUR CHOICE

You can start this trip in Christchurch or Wellington

& travel it in reverse.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 2017/18 75


SHORT

TRIPS &

FESTIVALS

2 TRIPS

FROM

3–7

DAYS

Only planning on swinging by NZ for

a few days, perhaps off the back of

an Australia trip, or want to prolong

your adventure just a little bit longer?

Or maybe you want to celebrate

the next 365 days by spending NYE

someplace super special? If your

head’s nodding along, let our Short

Trips & Festivals work their magic

on you. Spend a few days letting the

beauty of the Bay of Islands wash

over you, or party on down at the

Rhythm & Alps fest in Cardrona and

enjoy being one of the first in the

world to see in the new year.

WHO TRAVELS SHORT TRIPS &

FESTIVALS?

• Those who have a few extra days to

spend exploring

• Those who want to celebrate NYE

some place magical

• Those who want to put the post

travel blues on hold for just a little

while longer.

FREE WIFI IN ALL HOTELS

CONTIKI.COM/SHORT-TRIPS-FESTIVALS-NEW-ZEALAND

CONTIKI.

COM/

DEALS

Booking today = Save €7 a week from now to

next December (that’s 48 weeks) to travel on a

2018 New Zealand Short Trip. or Festival Want

to reduce that weekly amount even more?

Head to contiki.com/deals for all our latest

promotions and money saving shenanigans.

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RHYTHM

& ALPS

FESTIVAL

WHY THIS TRIP?

Celebrate NYE with good music

and even better new friends,

then get in some New Year

bucket list ticking in the

adventure capital of

Queenstown.

SOUTH

ISLAND

Milford

Sound

3 CARDRONA

3

QUEENSTOWN

1

Places visited

Nightstops

Milford Sound highlight optional

7 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y585 PP* y84 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y30

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

6

8

NIGHTS

3 nights in Lodges ,

3 nights luxury camping

(“glamping”)

INCLUDED MEALS

6 breakfasts (B),

2 dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MSky Diving

MBungy Jumping

MCanyon Swing

MMilford Sound cruise

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• 2-day festival pass

• VIP Admission – Get

access to VIP bar &

cocktail bar located

across site, VIP viewing

area & access to more

comfortable restroom

facilities.

• Special private

showcase performance

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Queenstown . Welcome to the

adventure capital of the world, & an NYE

experience to remember. Today you’ll

meet up with your Trip Manager & fellow

clock striking 12 dancing buddies, then

head out to explore Queenstown by night.

Lodge

Days 2 - 3: Cardrona . En route to

Cardrona, we stop in Arrowtown; a village

built during the goldrush era. Tonight, we

enjoy a delicious Kiwi BBQ at the iconic

Cadrona Hotel & enjoy a special showcase

performance from a festival artist.

Glamping (B)(B,D)

• Stop at Arrowtown

• BBQ Dinner at Cadrona Hotel

• Private showcase performance from a

festival artist

DAY 4: Cardrona . It’s NYE, you’ve spent

your day grooving to your favourite artists,

& now you’re about to watch the clock

strike 12 under a sky of multicoloured

fireworks. Oh hello best night of the

year… Glamping (B)

Day 5: Cardrona to Queenstown .

Festival fun might be over, but what a

better way to shake off your postfestival

blues than a bungy, before it’s

on to Queenstown and its multitude of

adventure activities. Lodge (B)

• Visit K’Bridge Bungy

DAY 6: Queenstown . Another full

free day in Queenstown & the Me Time

Optional activities are endless, not to

mention utterly exhilarating…

Lodge (B, D)

• Winnie’s final night dinner

DAY 7: Queenstown . Our trip ends

after breakfast – sob. Who’s up for the

same time next year? We’re game if

you are… (B)

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: CZRNY 2017/18

Start Finish Total

Q’town Q’town Cost

€ pp*

2017

Dec 28 Jan 3 585

* Prices above are based on maximum quad-share.

Twin-share supplement add €105.

Start Queenstown 5:00pm & end Queenstown 10:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger.

For travel insurance see p.82.

#RHYTHMALPS

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JAFFAS ‘N’

JANDALS

WHY THIS TRIP?

Got 3 days to kill in NZ?

This is the way to do it.

Sea kayaking, dolphin

swimming, Maori learning

& city exploring are

just the start.

PAIHIA 2

Parry Kauri Park

Auckland

TASMAN SEA

1

Places visited

Nightstops

NORTH ISLAND

3 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y325 PP* y109 P/DAY* Start Finish Total

VISIT CONTIKI.COM/DEALS

#JAFFASNJANDALS

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

2

NIGHTS

2 nights hotel

accommodation

INCLUDED MEALS

3 2 breakfasts (B),

1 dinner (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

ME TIME OPTIONALS

MCatamaran sailing,

swimming & snorkelling

with lunch

M Day tour to ‘Ninety Mile

Beach’ with off-roading

NO REGRETS

EXPERIENCES

• Waitangi Grounds

Guided Tour

• Kiwiana fish ‘n’ chips

dinner

FREE WIFI

Available on all

Contiki coaches

DAY 1: Auckland to Paihia . Welcome

to the Land of the Long White Cloud. We

start off crossing Auckland’s Harbour

Bridge admiring the ‘City of Sails’ harbour,

before starting our journey north to Paihia

where you will have a dose of Kiwi history,

on a guided tour at Waitangi Treaty

Grounds & Treaty Museum. Hotel (D)

• See the Waitemata Harbour, made

famous by the America’s Cup

• Explore NZ’s native bush at Parry

Kauri Park

• Check out Whangarei & Kawakawa’s

famous Hunderwasser toilets

PAIHIA

DAY 2: Paihia . Paihia is the perfect place

to relax. Chill out on the beach, or get into

the water sports. Hotel (B)

M ‘Ninety Mile Beach’ tour with offroading

& sand dune ‘surfing’

DAY 3: Paihia to Auckland . Back in

Auckland, we’ll show you the city sights.

Then it’s time to swap emails & say your

farewells, as your trip ends at 6:00pm. (B)

• Auckland city tour

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: NCZAD /NCZCD 2017/18

Start Finish Total

Auckland Auckland Cost Auckland Auckland Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

2018

Oct 2 ● Oct 4 325 Feb 19 ■ Feb 21 329

Oct 10 ● Oct 12 325 Feb 23 Feb 25 329

Oct 18 Oct 20 325 Mar 3 Mar 5 329

Oct 26 Oct 28 325 Mar 11 Mar 13 329

Nov 3 Nov 5 325 Mar 19 Mar 21 329

Nov 11 Nov 13 325 Mar 27 ■ Mar 29 329

Nov 19 Nov 21 329 Apr 4 Apr 6 325

Nov 27 Nov 29 329 Apr 20 Apr 22 325

Dec 5 Dec 7 329 Apr 28 ● Apr 30 325

Dec 9 ● Dec 11 329 May 6 May 8 325

Dec 13 Dec 15 329 May 14 ■ May 16 325

Dec 17 ● Dec 19 329 May 22 May 24 325

Dec 21 Dec 23 329 Jun 7 Jun 9 325

Dec 25 Dec 27 329 Jun 23 Jun 25 325

Dec 29 Dec 31 329 Jul 1 ● Jul 3 325

2018

Jul

Jul

9

17

Jul

Jul

11

19

325

325

Jan 2 Jan 4 329 Jul 25 Jul 27 325

Jan 6 Jan 8 329 Aug 2 Aug 4 325

Jan 10 Jan 12 329 Aug 10 Aug 12 325

Jan 14 Jan 16 329 Aug 18 Aug 20 325

Jan 18 Jan 20 329 Aug 26 Aug 28 325

Jan 22 Jan 24 329 Sep 3 Sep 5 325

Jan 26 Jan 28 329 Sep 11 Sep 13 325

Jan 30 Feb 1 329 Sep 19 Sep 21 325

Feb 3 Feb 5 329 Sep 27 Sep 29 325

Feb 7 Feb 9 329 Oct 5 ■ Oct 7 329

Feb 11 ■ Feb 13 329 Oct 13 ■ Oct 15 329

Feb 15 Feb 17 329

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

Single room supplement add €99/add €55 twin-share.

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

● The trip code for these departures is NCZAD only.

■ The trip code for these departures is NCZCD only.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

Note: This trip is part of a bigger picture – our 19-day The Big Tiki

trip. When you jump aboard this trip, you’ll be joining a horde

of other travellers who are already geared up in Contiki’s worldfamous

exploration mode. Wait until you see the warm welcome

you’ll receive as a new addition to the wolf pack.

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PAIHIA


1TRIP

7

DAYS

Yes it really does snow in New Zealand,

and yes the runs really are that good.

Don’t believe us? Let us prove it to you

on our Winter & Ski trip, where you’ll

spend your days skiing or boarding

the paths around Queenstown. By day

(when you’re not taking advantage

of our included 4-day ski pass), you’ll

be mesmerised by the ridiculous

beauty surrounding you at every turn,

then by night you’ll discover why the

Queenstown après ski scene is up there

with the best of ‘em.

WHO TRAVELS WINTER?

• Those who want to see the beauty of NZ

in the snow

• Those who want to take advantage of

our 4-day included ski pass

• Those who want to party into the night,

après style.

FREE WIFI IN ALL HOTELS

CONTIKI.COM/WINTER-SKI-NEW-ZEALAND

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COM/

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now to next December (that’s 48 weeks)

to travel on a 2018 Winter trip. Want to

reduce that weekly amount even more?

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SKI

QUEENSTOWN

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

WHY CHOOSE US

• 4-day ski passes

• Experience all three of Queenstown’s

local ski fields

• Daily transfers up & down the mountain

• Twin-share or multi-share hotel

accommodation

• Loads of ME Time activities on offer

• Plenty of time to experience

Queenstown’s awesome après-ski scene

ME TIME OPTIONALS

Off the mountain there’s plenty of

Queenstown must-do’s – so fuel your inner

adrenaline junkie:

MM

A thrilling jetboat ride through the gorge

MM

Meal at Skyline Restaurant

MM

Take a leap at ‘the home of bungy’

MM

Skyswing at The Ledge or Nevis

MM

Tandem skydive over Lake Wakatipu

MM

Canyon swing the Shotover River

MM

Full day excursion into Milford Sound

MM

Ziptrek flying fox experience

MM

Chill in the Below Zero Ice bar

MM

Walter Peak Horse Trek

VISIT CONTIKI.COM FOR EVEN MORE

HIT THE SLOPES IN THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND. CREATE EPIC MEMORIES

AMONGST THE SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS BY DAY, COUPLED WITH BUSTLING APRÈS-SKI

NIGHTLIFE, NZ STYLE. EXPERIENCE THIS ADRENALINE-LACED TRIP, IDEAL FOR THOSE WITH A

THIRST FOR ADVENTURE ON OUR ULTIMATE NZ SKI TRIP.

WHERE YOU’LL BE:

There’s no place like this thriving town

in the winter! Regardless of being a

beginner or advanced skier, Contiki will

take you on a journey designed for the

adventurer within. Connect with an

awesome crew and explore this trendy

tourist hotspot offering a diverse array

of activities. From adrenaline-packed

experiences on or off the slopes to the

uber-cool nightlife, surrounded by

magnificent lakes and mountains

– Queenstown has something for

everyone. Allow us to help you maximise

your 7 days in this beautiful haven both

on and off the mountain… hassle free!

OUR TEAM:

The knowledge and expertise of our

team is what makes the real difference,

so we offer our expert Contiki Ski Rep

to enhance your experience.

EXCLUSIVE INCLUSIONS:

Stay 6 nights in multi-share

accommodation. To start your day on

the slopes we provide a hearty breakfast

and include 2 delicious dinners. Your

Exclusive inclusions consist of a 4-day ski

lift pass and we get you to three of

Queenstown’s famous ski fields and

include daily transfers up and down the

mountain. Also included is all hotel tips,

local taxes and service charges.

CULINARY DELIGHTS

& NIGHTLIFE:

Another benefit of travelling with us is

we know the local spots! We include

dinner at ‘Winnies’ famous pizza pub.

For your ME Time we suggest the option

of dinner at Skyline Restaurant to take in

some unbeatable views of Lake

Wakatipu and town. For those who are

keen, we’ll show you other great eats like

Fergburger and some of Queentown’s

coolest bars to end off the night.

ME TIME OPTIONALS:

We’ve got a selection of adrenalinejunky

activities and Queenstown

must-do’s lined up for you. There is no

better setting for an unforgettable

bungy jumping experience – trust us!

Why not go to the very place bungy

jumping was invented. Go skydiving

and get your adrenaline fix as you take

to the sky with a stunning view below

your feet.

SKI ESSENTIALS – GEAR

& HIRE:

Don’t buy expensive new gear before

you go – we’ll kit you out with hire gear

when you arrive. Need lessons? At ski

school, instructors will teach you the

techniques to get you up on the slopes,

or for the more experienced, teach you

ways to improve your know-how.

HOW MUCH?

Group lesson rates (ski or board):

Coronet Peak

NZ$60

RemarkablesNZ$60

CardronaNZ$62

Treble Cone

NZ$63

Equipment hire (prices per day):

Standard skis, boots & poles NZ$45

Part set (skis or boots only) NZ$28

Performance skis, boots & poles NZ$54

Performance skis only NZ$48

Snowboard & boots

NZ$45

Part set (snowboard or boots only) NZ$28

Clothing hire (prices per day):

Jacket & pants

NZ$35

Part set (jacket & pants only)NZ$24

Gloves

NZ$5

Goggles

NZ$5

Helmet

NZ$12

Note:

Prices above are correct at time of print

& include GST. Lessons are for either 1-2

hours depending on ski field.

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ULTIMATE

NZ SKI

WINTER & SKI

7 DAYS · 1 COUNTRY FROM y1015 PP* y145 P/DAY* PAY EARLY & SAVE UP TO y80

WHAT YOU NEED

TO KNOW

6

8

NIGHTS

6 nights multi-share lodge

accommodation

INCLUDED MEALS

6 breakfasts (B),

2 dinners (D)

INCLUSIONS

See p.82 for more info on

our standard inclusions.

FREE WIFI

Available in

all hotels

DAY 1: Arrive Queenstown .

Welcome to legendary Queenstown!

Known for its epic mountain lifestyle &

cool vibes, this is the ultimate haven for

those that love to ski, or those that want to

learn. Tonight, meet your Ski Rep & other

travellers, before getting to know the

group with dinner at one of Queenstown’s

most popular restaurants. (D)

DAY 2: Queenstown . It’s time to hit

the slopes! Carve up one of Queenstown’s

three ski fields – the Remarkables,

Coronet Peak & Cardrona are world

renowned for their awesome conditions,

all offering fantastic runs for beginners

through to advanced skiers & riders. And

over the next week you’ll try them all.

Transfers & lift passes are included, too

easy! (B)

DAY 3: Queenstown . Transfers &

lift passes included again today, so

it’s perfect for heading up one of the

mountains to improve your technique.

If you’re looking for somewhere to head

for dinner tonight, we love FergBurger for

some seriously delicious treats! (B)

DAY 4: Queenstown . With a free day,

get a taste for the endless activities in the

‘World’s Adventure Capital’. You could

try bungy jumping, skydiving or rafting

& that’s just the start. Tonight, head to

one of the town’s cool bars or there’s the

option of dinner at Skyline Restaurant for

some seriously unbeatable views. (B)

MScenic tandem skydive

MThe Ledge bungy jump

DAY 5: Queenstown . Today it’s back up

the mountain as we visit the last of the

three ski fields so you can show off your

skills. Transfers & lift passes included. (B)

DAY 6: Queenstown . It’s the final

ski day & we’ll give you the choice of

mountain to head back to. Tonight’s our

last night, so perhaps finish off the trip by

heading out with the group to a few of

Queenstown’s bars. (B,D)

DAY 7: End Queenstown . Your ski

adventure ends after breakfast, so

it’s time to say farewell to your travel

mates. (B)

Please note: Ski & snowboard equipment is

available for hire in Queenstown.

HOW MUCH & WHEN

CODE: CZSKI 2017/18

Start Finish Total Start Finish Total

Q’town Q’town Cost Q’town Q’town Cost

€ pp*

€ pp*

2017

2018

Jun 25 Jul 1 1015

Jul 2 Jul 8 1015

Jul 9 Jul 15 1015

Jul 16 Jul 22 1015

Jul 23 Jul 29 1015

Jul 30 Aug 5 1015

Aug 6 Aug 12 1015

Aug 13 Aug 19 1015

Aug 20 Aug 26 1015

Aug 27 Sep 2 1015

Jun 23 Jun 29 1105

Jun 30 Jul 6 1105

Jul 7 Jul 13 1105

Jul 14 Jul 20 1105

Jul 21 Jul 27 1105

Jul 28 Aug 3 1105

Aug 4 Aug 10 1105

Aug 11 Aug 17 1105

Aug 18 Aug 24 1105

Aug 25 Aug 31 1105

* Prices above are based on multi-share.

2017

Single room supplement add €329/add €85 twin-share.

2018

Single room supplement add €505/add €255 twin-share.

Start Queenstown 5:00pm & end Queenstown 10:00am.

For departure points & stay longer accommodation options see

contiki.com/staylonger. For travel insurance see p.82.

#ULTIMATENZSKI

QUEENSTOWN

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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 flights as

listed in the ‘What you need to know’ section.

• Accommodation & meals as listed in the ‘What

you need to know’ section on trip pages.

• Sightseeing listed in the ‘What you need to

know’ section in each trip itinerary. Unless

specified, entrance fees to these locations are

included.

• Experienced Contiki Trip Manager & Driver &

local guides on some trips (Northern Territory

for Australia).

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

• Air & ferry transfers to trip departure point.

• Personal expense money.

• Visas, personal insurance, medical fees.

• Sightseeing, visits & entrance fees other than

those specified on trip pages.

• Optional excursions & activities such as

whitewater rafting, helicopter flights, bungy

jumping, hot air ballooning, etc.

• Lunches (unless specified under ‘What you need

to know’section) & some dinners.

INCLUDED FLIGHTS

Flights as specified on individual trip itineraries are

included as part of the price. As detailed within

our Booking Conditions (p.83) under ‘General’,

we rely on international conventions regarding

air travel and other transportation as specified.

Through enrolment and payment for your trip

you acknowledge and accept such. Individual

electronic tickets may not be issued to you prior

to travel due to the group nature of the air/flight

booking. In such circumstances you acknowledge

that by receipt of any applicable boarding pass

and/or by boarding the aircraft you have accepted

the airline’s terms & conditions of travel, and

the application of all relevant international

conventions and applicable national and

international law governing air transportation.

INCLUSIONS

These are the practical bits that are included on

every trip:

• An experienced and professional Trip Manager

and Driver team

• Modern, air-conditioned coach with power

outlets for charging. WiFi & USB points on

coaches in Australia

• Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus

orientations in all other destinations

• Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges

• Ferry crossings

Look out for on the trip pages. Where you see

this icon, all of the above are included on your trip.

WILL I GET MORE

INFORMATION?

Upon receipt of final payment, your trip

documentation will be released 21 days prior to

your departure. Make sure you visit contiki.com for

our travellers guide. It’s packed full of essential

info for your holiday. You’ll also receive a

comprehensive day-by-day itinerary including full

details & costs of all optional activities available

on your trip.

TRIPS WITHIN TRIPS

You may notice on some of our trips that some

groups join and leave at different stages. That’s

because we offer shorter trips within a larger

itinerary, giving greater choice & flexibility so our

travellers can choose when they start their trip and

how long they travel for. For the trips that allow

you this extra flexibility (see contiki.com).

CONTIKI GLOSSARY

• Visit - Your trip includes a stop and you’ll get the

opportunity to visit a specific site.

• See/View - You will drive/pass by the site so that

you can see it.

• Sightseeing tour - A guided tour of a city or site.

• Orientation tour - Places of interest are pointed

out, allowing you to go and explore them in your

own time.

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 trips which include Whitsundays Sailing, a

small bag suitable for the extremely limited

luggage space is required. Your regular luggage

will be stored during this time. Contiki reserves the

right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on a trip.

If you have your own ski/boarding equipment, you

may bring one pair of boots & skis or snowboard.

Otherwise, your Trip Manager can arrange these

for you in Queenstown on the trip.

Baggage is carried at the owner’s risk & baggage

insurance is strongly recommended. Remember,

if your trip includes a flight you are also subject to

airline baggage restrictions.

Note: Contiki is not responsible for any fees

incurred as a result of overweight luggage.

HOW MUCH MONEY

DO I NEED?

You should be able to use debit & credit cards for

most items. You’ll need to allow enough money to

cover lunches, some dinners, souvenirs, shopping,

drinks, optional activities, entrance fees to

attractions & evening entertainment.

It is advisable to start your trip with some cash

in your destination’s local currencies such as A$

or NZ$.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

Comfortable, casual clothing for day wear &

‘smart casual’ for dining & those nights out.

Remember that in Autumn/Winter you will need

warmer clothing as well as a raincoat/jacket. A

pair of comfortable walking shoes is essential.

Some activities in New Zealand & Australia require

swimwear & a towel. For further details, please go

to contiki.com/travel-resources.

ME TIME OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

WHEN DO I CHOOSE?

Optionals are arranged & paid for on trip. By

leaving the final decisions until then you can

choose at the same time as your new friends.

You’ll get great value as we get you great rates &

your Trip Manager can offer personal advice.

Some activities are seasonal & weather dependent

as well as being subject to demand.

HOW DO I PAY?

Payment for your ME Time optionals is made

direct to your Trip Manager on your trip. You can

choose to pay in cash (A$ in Australia or NZ$ in

New Zealand) or by credit or debit card as long as

they have a PIN attached. Using a credit or debit

card is convenient, and can save you money on

withdrawal fees & poor exchange rates! You can

pay using most credit & debit cards like Visa,

Mastercard & AMEX. Note: It’s a good idea to let

your bank know you’re travelling & check if there is

a daily transaction limit, so you always have

access to money when you need it.

PAST TRAVELLER 5%

DISCOUNT

We’re head over heels for our Contiki travellers,

particularly those that love us so much they come

back for more. That’s why when you travel with us;

we’ll offer you a 5% discount on the land portion

of your trips from then on. And we’ve even

wrestled our TTC sister brands (found here - TTC.

com #travelttc) into offering the same.

Here’s what you need to know:

• You must have returned and finished your first

Contiki trip before you can cash in on your 5%

discount on your next adventure

• Past traveller discounts can be applied to trips of

7 days or longer only

• If you’re buying more than one trip back to

back, the 5% discount will apply to the most

expensive trip

• We’re going to need a deposit before the

discount can be applied to the booking

• You can’t use it on pre & post-trip

accommodation rates & other selected products

(because we offer great prices for our travellers

on these already)

• Once you’re a past passenger, you’re eligible for

a 5% discount every 6 months so you can keep

going with Contiki

• The discount applies to brochured prices only &

cannot be combined with any non-brochured

special market promotions

Sound good to you crazy Contiki lovers?

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 where possible.

DO I NEED VACCINATIONS?

At the time this brochure went to press (December,

2016), no vaccinations were necessary. However, it

is wise to check up-to-date information with your

travel agent or Contiki 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 land mass, Australia is prone to

seasonal climate changes. This will mean that at

certain times of the year some of our brochured

itineraries may need to be slightly changed. For

example: northern Australia itineraries during the

wet season (December to April).

Inland alpine areas of the South Island in New

Zealand can be as cold as -10 o 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 trip. Contiki is not

legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who

does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Consult

your travel agent or local embassy to determine

any visas you require & how to obtain them.

NO COMPULSORY TIPPING

- REWARD ONLY EXCELLENCE!

Every country in the world has different tipping

customs & 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.

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. No compulsory tipping – reward

only excellence!

BOOKING SECURITY

Contiki has been running trips 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

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. When you buy

an ATOL protected air holiday package and/or

flights from Contiki Holidays Limited you will

receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our

authorised agent through which you booked)

confirming your arrangements and your

protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s

Licence. 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.caa.

co.uk. Not all holiday or travel services offered and

sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme.

Please ask us to confirm what protection may

apply to your booking. Only bookings from

countries subject to the EC Package Travel

Directive will receive financial protection from

ABTA and the CAA.

TRIP REGISTRATION

Ready, set, go! You’re booked & it’s nearly go time,

however just like when you’re taking a flight, it’s

important you provide us with all your details

before you can travel. Check out www.contiki.com/

tripregistration to log into your booking.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Security is a major concern to all of us and the

situation globally is constantly changing. Events

around the world, coupled with the ‘Travel

Advisories’ put out by various governments, may

at times necessitate changes to the

accommodations and itinerary or even trip

cancellation. Please refer to our Terms and

Conditions for further information in this regard.

You must accept these risks involved in travel to

any country that may experience security

difficulties and accept responsibility for your own

travel decisions.

COMPULSORY INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, visit

contiki.com/insurance. It is compulsory that you

take out comprehensive insurance cover for

cancellation, personal injury, death, medical

expenses, repatriation expenses and evacuation

expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday.

We strongly recommend your insurance also

covers personal liability and loss of personal

property. Please check that the insurance covers all

of the activities that you are going to be

participating in. Some policies exclude certain

adventure activities. This should be arranged at

the time of payment of the deposit and will, in

certain circumstances, cover you against loss of

deposit or cancellation fees from the date of

confirmation of your booking, as shown in the

insurance policy. Contiki cannot be held

responsible for your failure to take out appropriate

insurance and we recommend you purchase your

insurance at or soon after booking your trip. 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.

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS

Photos courtesy of © Kings Hotel Mt Ruapehu

p.12 Hotel Exterior. Photos courtesy of © Hotel

Sudima Rotorua p.12 Hotel Exterior. Photos

courtesy of © Splenour in the Grass/Ian Laidlaw

p.24 Splendour. Splenour in the Grass p.52

Splendour. Photos courtesy of © Tourism New

Zealand/Julian Apse p.61 Mount Hutt, Canterbury.

Sara Orme p.61 Hobbiton, Waikato. Miles Holden

p.69 Moeraki Boulders, Waitaki. Photos courtesy of

© Rhythm & Alps p.77 Mainstage, Aerial view of

site. Photos courtesy of © Glenn Kelly p.80, p.81

Skiing. No Regrets p.26, p.27 photos courtesy of ©

@sarahrobson93, @nicoleesylvia, @clairewoody,

@christinamadeit, @mark_heap, @aj_zammit.

No Regrets p.60, p.61 @callumstewartni, @

bragioferebor_x, @tylo06, @ashgrats, @boyd_

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The following Booking Conditions, have to the extent possible, taken account of

the European Community Package Travel Directive. Legal interpretation on

specific clauses of this directive may vary between European Community

member states. Contiki accept that the legal interpretation of the member state

where the booking is made will prevail over the following Booking Conditions

where the Package Travel Directive have been adopted into law.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. YOUR HOLIDAY RESERVATION

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

reserve your place on your selected holiday. A contract is made between you and

Contiki Holidays Limited (Registered in Guernsey No. 50681 (Contiki)) only upon

your booking being confirmed and accepted by us and our communication

thereof to you or your travel agent.

2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION

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

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

insolvency. Only bookings from countries subject to the EC Package Travel

Directive will receive financial protection from ABTA & CAA. Many of the flights

and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the

ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel

services listed in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may

apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking

will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts

of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see

our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial

protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you

will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where

you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things

go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide

you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative).

In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons

of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services

you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree

to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform

those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you

under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree

that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder,

in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or

your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on

your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable

alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of

insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or

confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for

such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims

which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of

the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit

card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be

re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed

under the ATOL scheme.

Any monies paid to us for non-licensable products (accommodation and

packages which do not include flight elements) are protected by means of

a bond held by us with ABTA. This means that if, in the unlikely event of our

insolvency, the accommodation or package cannot be provided, the client will

receive their money back or, if their stay has started, arrangements will be made

for them to be able to continue as planned.

3. PRICE GUARANTEE

Prices in this brochure are based on costs, taxes (including VAT/ sales taxes),

levies & exchange rates as at 5th December, 2016. Should these costs change, it

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

total trip price increase by more than 10% you will have the right to cancel within

7 days of notification without penalty. No surcharge in respect of cost or currency

fluctuations will be made once payment of the deposit for your land trip has been

received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges & does not apply to any taxes,

charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies. In exchange for

these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced.

4. IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY

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

with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control.

4.2 Should change or cancellation prove necessary we will give you reasonable

notice thereof, in the circumstances, and where available, offer you a comparable

alternative. Where cancellation is necessary, a minimum period of 45 days notice

will be given by us unless the circumstances leading to the cancellation were

beyond our reasonable control.

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

full refund of monies paid by you to us or transfer to another Contiki holiday

without payment of any transfer fee.

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

political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports,

industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic

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

beyond Contiki’s control) we will give a full refund of any monies paid to us less

reasonable expenses incurred by us in respect of your booking.

4.5 Contiki is not responsible for the cost of any other travel arrange-ments

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 (December, 2016) 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 trips and transportation to give you good value for money.

5.3 Contiki constantly strives to improve trip 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.

5.4 Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Contiki guestrooms and/or

the public areas of most properties. In many itineraries WiFi is also available

on-board the coaches for a fee. The WiFi on the coaches uses the cellular phone

network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband

and at times may not be available. In some countries and on some coaches this

service will not be available.

6. LIABILITY

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

you until the booking is confirmed at which time those monies shall be remitted

promptly by your travel agent to us. All such monies received by us will be

deposited as required by law. Any money paid to a travel agent where land

arrangements and flights are booked together is held by the travel agent on

behalf of Contiki at all times.

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

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

in respect of the deposit or full payment, may be disbursed by us as and when we

see fit, in respect of the services to be provided and/or fees payable under your

selected holiday. The payment of a deposit or any other monies in respect of

your holiday shall be deemed to be an authorisation for disbursement thereof

as aforesaid.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

1.1 In order to reserve your holiday, a deposit of €100, per person per trip, or the

full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of your trip departure, must

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

addition to any deposit required by your travel agent. The deposit is accepted as a

first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been

confirmed in writing by Contiki or your travel agent.

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

of €100 per person, per trip, which must be within 7 days of booking or the

reservation will automatically be cancelled.

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

cannot guarantee special meal requests nor will it assume any responsibility or

liability if clients’ special meal requirements are not fulfilled.

2. PAYING THE BALANCE

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

the scheduled holiday departure date from your home country which shall be by

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

multi-trip bookings, full payment is due no later than 45 days before scheduled

departure date of the first departing trip.

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 will not be forwarded until full payment has

been received by us.

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

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

booking and we reserve the right to provide all travel documents at the holiday

departure point.

2.5 Contiki reserves the right to cancel the booking and apply cancellation

charges should payments not be received within the above specified periods.

3. IF YOU CANCEL

3.1 FlexDeposit : We know that travel plans can change. If you need to cancel for

any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it.* Or if you

can’t go, you deposit value is also transferable, so you can gift your deposit at no

extra cost.*

*With FlexDeposit, the value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards

booking a new trip with Contiki. Original deposit refers to the trips deposit only

and excludes any addition deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Deposit credit is

not valid on existing bookings. The credit will be applied as a discount on the final

payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed is equal to the

original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back

trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined.

However multiple trips can be booked using multiple expired deposits. Valid on all

Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 36. i.e. fitting

within Contiki’s age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. Credit can be gifted

to family or friends. To gift to family or friend the customer must email

confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5

calendar years of the original booking. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to

end of 2019). The credit has no cash value and is non-refundable. The credit is

combinable with all other applicable discounts.

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 trip fare

21-8 days:.......................................................................................30% of trip fare

7-1 days:.........................................................................................50% of trip fare

Day of departure:..........................................................................100% of trip fare

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

cancellation fee will equal loss of deposit. If the reason for cancellation falls

within the terms of any vacation 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.

All cancellation policies valid as at 21st December, 2016 and are subject to

change. Final policy will be confirmed at the time of booking.

3.4 Any cancellation of additional services within 14 days from date of service,

such as pre & post accommodation & transfers, will incur a 100% cancellation

fee. For cancellation of additional services outside of 14 days from date of service,

please refer to the above cancellation policy.

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

levied by your travel agent. All cancellation policies valid as at 21st December, 2016

and are subject to change. Final policy will be confirmed at the time of booking.

4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING

4.1 If after your booking has been confirmed, you wish to change to an alternate

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

date is also in this brochure.

4.2 A fee of €25 per person will be charged for any revision or alteration made to

a reservation after the booking is confirmed, unless the change increases the

value of the booking. A change of booking within 45 days of departure will be

treated as a cancellation & 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 €25 per person amendment fee will be charged in

addition to any amendment fees imposed due to internal flights/local ferries.

4.3 Transfer of the package to another traveller is allowed, however both the

original booker and transferee are liable for the payment of any outstanding

monies. This may also include any service charges/amendment fees levied on

Contiki by 3rd party contractors.

5. HOLIDAY DETAILS & CONDITIONS

5.1 Please read the brochure carefully for those items included in the price. No

allowance or refund can be made for meals, accommodation, excursions, etc.

that you elect not to take, or when museums, shops, etc are closed. Hotel

facilities may vary from place to place. Meals may vary in style.

5.2 Contiki’s holidays are specifically planned for those in the 18 through 35 age

group. Consequently the facilities & 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 strives to provide a safe, enjoyable & memorable travel experience for

all passengers. Contiki welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities.

However, please note the following:

• Passengers are required to advise Contiki, in advance, of any physical, medical

or other special needs that require accommodation.

• All guests must ensure they are medically & physically fit for travel. Contiki may

impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the trip. Contiki

may also exclude an individual from participating in a trip or an activity if that

individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

Contiki does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or

prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a

wheelchair or assistance in eating, assisting with luggage, toileting or

dressing,). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany

any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.

Contiki does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention

will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. Contiki is

not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of

medical services obtained while on your trip, or for the quality of the care

or services received.

• Passengers should be aware some trips include rough terrain, extensive

walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps & locations &

overnight accommodations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by

wheelchair. During the trip, Contiki may make arrangements with carriers,

hotels & other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties

are independent entities over which Contiki has no control. Accommodations on

international trips may differ from those in North America. Contiki cannot

guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers traveling on

international trips.

• Passengers are required to carry their own luggage to the coach & also to their

rooms, there may be times passengers are required to carry their luggage far

distances & up many flights of stairs with no assistance.

Contiki may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or

remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Contiki’s

terms & conditions. Contiki is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event

a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree not to hold Contiki or any

of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms & conditions.

5.4 You are responsible for all travel arrangements & 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 & decisions of the appointed Contiki Representative &

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

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

enjoyment & well being of other members on the holiday or smooth operation of

the holiday itself, we reserve the right to refuse to let you continue with the

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

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

Contiki Representative 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 & may result in the

immediate termination of your holiday. In such event, you will be responsible for

your own repatriation & related costs & 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 &/or a Contiki Trip

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 & conditions. The Company is not responsible for any

costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a trip. Passengers agree

not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken

under these terms & conditions.

5.6 Where the passenger occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt,

neither the operator or service providers, agents or cooperating organisations

shall be liable for any illness, injury or death nor any loss, damages or claims

whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being

worn at the time of the accident or incident.

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

certificates required for your selected holiday as well as any necessary

vaccinations & to comply with all applicable laws.

5.8 You agree that our Trip Manager or Contiki Representatives may take

photographs & films of you while you are on holiday & that these may be used in

our Group brochures &/or advertising or publicity material without obtaining any

further consent or payment in respect of such photographs &/or films.

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

Contiki Representative during the course of the holiday & if the matter cannot be

resolved after the representative’s best endeavours to do so during the holiday,

your complaint should be made in writing to Contiki as soon as is reasonably

possible after the holiday but within 42 days thereof so that your complaint can be

investigated. 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 & 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

& 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. COMPULSORY INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory on our trips, visit contiki.com/insurance for

more info. It is compulsory that you take out comprehensive insurance cover for

cancellation, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses

and evacuation expenses before you travel on a Contiki holiday. We strongly

recommend your insurance also covers cancellation, personal liability and loss

of personal property. Please check that the insurance covers all of the activities

that you are going to be participating in. Some policies exclude certain adventure

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

will, in certain circumstances, cover you against loss of deposit or cancellation

fees from the date of confirmation of your booking, as shown in the insurance

policy. Contiki cannot be held responsible for your failure to take out appropriate

insurance. You also agree to indemnify us against all third-party claims, actions,

damages and remedies which may be brought against us in respect of your

participation in the holiday.

7. ILLNESS OR ABSENTEEISM

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

result of illness, you must obtain a medical certificate in support of any insurance

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

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

Airfares to & from your holiday destination (unless you have booked a trip & fly

package), airport taxes, passport & visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls,

beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, tips to Trip Managers & Trip

Drivers, items of a personal nature, excess baggage & optional excursions.

9. WEATHER CONDITIONS

Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for snow or weather

conditions, nor can any holiday be cancelled or amended by you at any time on

the basis of snow or weather conditions.

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) & the maximum weight of 20 kilos

(44lbs.) plus one small hand/day bag that can go on the coach with you. Contiki

reserves the right to refuse to accept larger suitcases on the trip.

GENERAL

1. CONTRACTING PARTIES

1.1 The Booking Conditions detailed herein contain the entire contract between

you & Contiki. No representation, term, warranty or condition can be expressed

or implied by reference to any other writing, advertisement or conversation.

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

director of Contiki.

1.2 Your contract is with us as the trip operating company. At any time & at our

complete discretion we may nominate to you in writing any other company or

person to have the benefit of some or all of those provisions of this contract,

which we may then specify, as if you had agreed the provisions concerned

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

with us. We may at our complete discretion assign all or any rights & liabilities

arising under or by virtue of this or any other contract with you.

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

act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board planes,

transportation or conveyances. We rely on international conventions, national &

international law, which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or

agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a

result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply

may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol &

Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne

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

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

be regarded as having all benefit of these conventions on limiting our liability in

relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage & delay to passengers &

luggage. Enrolment in & payment for a trip shall constitute agreement &

acceptance by the passenger of the terms & conditions set forth in this brochure

which cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company.

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

All bookings with carriers, hoteliers & other service providers are subject to the

terms & conditions & limitations of liability imposed by those carriers, hoteliers, &

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

respect of death, personal injury, delay & loss or damage to baggage. Whilst we

cannot accept any responsibility for any loss as a result of such actions or as a

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

reasonable assistance in helping to resolve any reasonable dispute. Please also

note that Contiki cannot be held responsible for the failure of any of these parties

to provide facilities or services for 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, &

administered independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme

provides for a simple & 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 £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can

award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration &

Statement of Claim must be received by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators within

eighteen 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 September 2017

to October 2018.

4. OPERATING COMPANIES

The programmes advertised in this brochure are operated by Contiki Holidays

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

5. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

ABTA statement: Contiki Holidays Ltd is a member of ABTA under the following

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 Ltd, Travel House, Rue

du Manoir, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 2JH.

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)

This brochure was published in December 2016 and supersedes any other

current brochure in the market.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Once Contiki accepts your booking by confirmation thereof a contract is made between Contiki & you upon the terms & conditions set out below.


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