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36-year-old Female living in South Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Love travelling. Done a bit of roadtripping in mainland USA, got married in Vegas and also roadtripped South Island NZ & being to Fiji/ Hawaii & now completed north island contiki in 2012. Have a beautiful cattle dog named Honey and married to an aussie. Next trip Sweet As Contiki South Island March with my lil sister and then maybe USA again at christmas :)

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'Sweet as' South (Reverse) 1 country \ 10 days

23 Mar 2013 - 31 Mar 2013 \ I have done the south island NZ previously via my own road trip so went in thinking ok I have seen a lot of the scenery is this worth it, but the experience just was so much more than I could have expected + more. Every time I come to NZ I always see such beautiful country side and have a relaxing holiday and with Contiki I have come home with amazing new friends around the world and have done things I thought I was too scared to do. I got to canyon swing and jump of a cliff paragliding, walk on a glacier, dress up in a sheet at a toga party and the list goes on. The motto on our tour was YOLO, a phrase I used to not dig but now after the experience I understand the phrase and am living it. The tour I did joined on to a previously started Big Tiki tour but you just need to get in there and talk to people and join in as everyone was the same way when they started. I can now tick the North & South Island Contiki's off my bucket list. Thanks to Isobel & Pumba for an amazing adventure on Sweet As Reverse :) Check out my contiki video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCiY691iMQc

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Northern Highlights (Wellington to Auckland) 0 countries \ 0 days

07 Mar 2012 - 12 Mar 2012 \ I was a bit unsure when I first joined the tour as My brother & I added on to another Contiki group that had being together for 13 days. It was a smaller contiki size and in the end I had a great time and the smaller group allowed us to mix in easier and become a little family. If you find yourself adding into a pre existing group don't be afraid just jump in and join along in the fun. Some extra Activities I did were Black Water Rafting in Waitomi which was a great experience floating in darkness in a tube with glow worms above you, Water rafting in Rotorua included going down a 7metre waterfall :) I checked out thermal activity in Rotorua and the Zorbing is excellent and a must. Bay of Islands I did Day trip to Cape Reinga to see the tip of NZ and Sandboarded down a huge sand dune. Also a must is the Lake Taupo Night Boat trip lots of fun :) Don't feel like you need to pre work out your activities as your contiki guide will assist and talk you through your options. The contiki experience was such a great one I would love to take my husband along for the next one (even though i ended up with a cold), I had no real expectations but found the accommodation exceeded expectations (I was expecting bunks/ backpackers and learnt actually min 3 stars). The guide Sarah & driver Trent did a fabulous job and went well above and beyond to make you feel welcome & be part of the contiki family.

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Got two weeks to spare and want to see as much of Europe as possible? Then this is the tour for you! Two night stops in the big cities - Paris, French Riviera, Rome and Amsterdam - included sightseeing, walking tours, scenic drives...you'll wish your holiday would never end.

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So many runs, so little time....this will be your only dilemma when skiing for a week in Tyrol's Ski Welt region. Ski Welt was recently voted 'Top Resort' out of 70 resorts in 8 countries! It's an ideal place for all levels of skiers & snowboarders. With English speaking instructors & the latest models of skis available for hire, Contiki helps you hit the slopes with ease.

Eastern Escapade


2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2116 per person

Get a taste of the USA & Canada on this 13 day North Eastern loop – it’s a perfect mix of culture, action & adventure. Start in NYC & head South West as we make our way through Philly to Washington D.C for a taste of life in the capital. As we head into Canada, get ready for a cultural & natural feast! From the beauty of Niagara Falls through to the party vibes of Toronto, there’s loads to expe...

'Sweet as' South (Reverse)


1 country \ 10 days \ from US$1335 per person

Experience the best of Southern New Zealand! From Christchurch to Queenstown to Lake Ohau, it’s an adventure you won’t ever want to end. In Franz Josef you’ll hike a glacier, then it’s on to Queenstown, the adventure Capital of the World. Ride the Shotover Jet, maybe take the leap on a bungy, canyon swinging - the possibilities are endless. Maybe take a day break to Milford Sound cruise past st...

Italian Espresso (Winter)


2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1225 per person

Like a well-made espresso, this tour is a short, strong hit of all things Italian! Walk in the footsteps of the Roman Emperors & throw your 3 coins in the Trevi fountain. Enjoy traditional Tuscan hospitality, art & architecture in Renaissance Florence. Then finish up by wandering tiny streets in the floating city of Venice.

European Discovery (Winter)


9 countries \ 13 days \ from US$1955 per person

If trips were like courses at a dinner party, the European Discovery would be the appetiser. 8 countries in one shot gives you a taste of all the big cities plus some hidden treasures, so you know where to go next time! From Amsterdam to Rome to Paris, you won't want to miss a thing. In fact, sleep will probably be the last thing on your mind!

European Inspiration (Winter)


10 countries \ 20 days \ from US$2835 per person

The European Inspiration gives you the best of both holiday worlds. A great combination of destinations, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Rome and Paris to name a few, as well as two nights everywhere, giving you time to explore each city in greater detail. Scenic drives through Italy and Austria, a stopover in the heart of the Swiss Alps and plenty of awesome extras that you definitely won't want to...

Places I've Been (?)

  • New Zealand

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States



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