That’s it, the RoadTrip 2013 is officially a wrap!
This year we hit the land down under, joined once again by some of the world’s biggest YouTubers. We bungeed, we dived, we cuddled koalas and best of all we shared absolutely all of the action with you. To re-live the memories, just check out our YouTube channel here.
The YouTubers once again competed in some crazy new challenges to win Contiki trips for YOU, and of course we had our biggest Gatherings yet in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, with Australian fans turning out in their thousands to meet their favourite YouTubers.
Inspired to start planning your own RoadTrip? Just head on over to contiki.com to get started! Plus, stay tuned to hear all the latest news on the RoadTrip 2014.
Meet the YouTubers
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Discover what crazy new challenges the YouTubers faced to WIN their viewers Contiki trips to Australia!View more
Find out where the 2013 Exclusive Gatherings took place.View more
Let’s go on a RoadTrip…
Day 1: Melbourne (28 Nov)
Day 1 of the RoadTrip kicked off in Australia’s city of culture, Melbourne, where the YouTubers got the chance to meet their Australian fans at the first of three Gatherings. In typical Melbourne fashion, the weather was less than perfect but that didn’t stop the Melbourne fans turning out in their thousands to meet their favourite vloggers!
|Touching down in Australia|
|Meeting awesome fans at the Melbourne gathering|
|Checking out Melbourne’s quirky café’s's and coffee shops|
Day 2 – 4: Sydney (Nov 29 – Dec 1)
Day’s 2-4 of the RoadTrip were spent in sunny Sydney. Here the YouTubers were taken on a brewery tour, given surf lessons by professional Billabong babe Felicity Palmateer and best of all climbed the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. We also squeezed in the first of three challenges (involving Koala onesies), and of course had our biggest Gathering to date in Sydney.
|Racing round the city in Koala onesies|
|Seeing the Sydney skyline from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge|
|Meeting awesome fans at the Sydney gathering|
Day 5 – 6: Uluru (Dec 2 – 3)
|Harley Davidson rides around the base of Uluru|
|Learning about Aboriginal culture and heritage|
|Spectacular champagne sunset over the infamous red rock.|
Day 7-9: Cairns (Dec 4-6)
|Epic bungee jumps from 50 metres!|
|Discovering the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.|
|Soaking in the vibrant night life of party town Cairns.|
Day 10: Brisbane and Surfer’s Paradise (Dec 7)
Day 10 of the RoadTrip saw the YouTubers attending their third and final Gathering in Brisbane, some even choosing to embrace their Australian surroundings by donning Koala onesies for the event (legends!). A big success, fans turned out in their masses to meet their favourite vloggers.
|Alli and Datev doing their best impressions of cute koalas|
|Meeting awesome fans at the Brisbane gathering|
|Experiencing the legendary night life of Surfer’s Paradise|
Day 11: Byron Bay and Surfer’s Paradise (Dec 8)
The final day of the RoadTrip and it was time to meet some of Australia’s most iconic inhabitants at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. After getting their fill of koala cuddles the YouTubers travelled to the hippy paradise of Byron Bay for their third and final cookery themed challenge. The heat was on in the kitchen as the teams battled it out to impress our panel of food judges. A final meal in Surfer’s Paradise and it was time to say goodbye to the RoadTrip 2013!
|Koala cuddles at Currumbin Wildlife Sancturay|
|Fast paced cookery challenge in Byron Bay|
|Re-living favourite RoadTrip 13 memories|