2ON THE COVERWaiting for a wave in New ZealandA young Aussie vet working in England stumbled upon a paddock of retired Double Decker buses. With just £400, a few bunk beds and a flash of inspiration, Topdeck was born! In 1976, on the other side of the world, another young Aussie had just returned from his travels, and co-founded a company that was to become a pioneer in youth touring in Australia and New Zealand - Connections Adventures!Although these two Aussies might not be quite so young anymore, their passion for the youth travel industry still remains - fast forward 30 something years and these two groundbreaking travel companies have joined forces to launch the 'new' Topdeck Australia and New Zealand! Using the combined experience and expertise that comes from operating outstanding tours in two incredible and contrasting continents, we have put together our most comprehensive range of holidays yet in Australia and New Zealand, and we'd love for you to come and join Topdeck 'Down Under'! CONTENTSAbout Topdeck2How We Do It4Ways to Stay6Topdeck Online8Special Offers9Optional Activities10Making a Difference - The Maori Marae Project11AUSTRALIAExplore Australia12Topdeck Australia1414 Day Island SuntannerJQL141610 Day Reef SuntannerJQL101815 Day Reef & RainforestJQL15199 Day Tropical AdventureJQL92012 Day Capricorn SuntannerJQL12215 Day Tropical SuntannerJQL5226 Day Surf, Sun & SandJQL62319 Day Beach & BushJQN192426 Day Grand AussieJQN262611 Day Rock N TopJNT11284 Day Rock N CanyonJNT4307 Day Top End AdventureJNT73118 Day Outback AdventureJSNT183214 Day Opals & OutbackJSNT143410 Day City, South & OutbackJSN10366 Day Outback GemJSN6383 Day Southern CrossJSN3393 Day Dusty TrailJSN3A396 Day Wild ThingJTAS6403 Day Wild EastJTAE3413 Day Wild WestJTAW341New ZealandExplore New Zealand42Topdeck New Zealand4419 Day Grand KiwiJNZ194617 Day Kiwi EncounterJNZ174813 Day Kiwi ExplorerJNZ135011 Day Pure AdrenalinJNZ11517 Day Southern ExplorerJNZ7529 Day Great South IslanderJNZ9538 Day Northern ExplorerJNZ8543 Day Bay to BayJNZ355TOpdeck ExtrasIndependent Packages56Accommodation - Before & After57Mix it Up - Custom trips58Terms & Conditions59
3We think it's important that you know what makes us tick before you make a decision to travel with us. At Topdeck we have one overriding passion - to give 18 to 30 somethings the travel experience of a lifetime! We refer to our travel experiences as trips, not tours - this is not just a play on words, but an essential part of our culture. When you book a trip with us, we always remember it's your holiday - sure, we'll show you Australia and New Zealand in comfort and without the hassles, but we go out of our way to ensure that you never feel 'managed'. Don't forget though, our superbly trained Topdeck Road Crew are there for you 24/7 should you need them. What's more, they're all native Australians or New Zealanders who are passionate about sharing their homelands with travellers from all over the world! Topdeck's owners are all Antipodeans as well, and we know better than anyone what an amazing part of the world it is. Whether you choose one of our awesome Aussie trips or want to explore incredible New Zealand, we can't wait to show you - Topdeck style! Some roads are not meant to be travelled alone. Come join us in 2011!