The Big Tiki

19 Day Guided Tour from Auckland to Christchurch with Contiki

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Contiki's 19 Day The Big Tiki. Get ready for stunning natural surroundings, chilled out Kiwi culture & an adrenaline rush! In Paihia, try 'sand duning' & blackwater rafting in Waitomo's caves. In Rotorua 'Zorb' or luge & end your day relaxing in a thermal pool! Taste a hangi, cruise...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Auckland
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Christchurch
Accomodation
Accomodation
2.5 - 3.5 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
New Zealand
Trip Operated By:
Contiki
Contiki
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Itinerary

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1 Auckland To Paihia
Kia Ora! Meet up with your Contiki Crew in Auckland, New Zealand's largest and most cosmopolitan city. Surrounded by volcanoes, islands and a stunning harbour, you'll soon understand why this is the “City of Sails” and was once home to the America's Cup. This morning we'll crossing the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge & take in the full-blown vistas of the harbour, Rangitoto, and other neighbouring volcanic islands on the way. With a stop at Parry Kauri Park, there's time to walk through this famous reserve and see many of New Zealand's ancient Kauri (a native tree). Some of the Kauri are 50m high and over 1000 years old. The final stop today is the small coastal town of Paihia. It's the gateway to the Bay of Islands, one of New Zealand's photogenic natural playgrounds. Your Trip Manager will point out the colonial style Treaty House at Waitangi. This is where modern-era New Zealand was born when the British Crown and Maori signed a treaty in 1840. You'll also find out about local Maori culture as you check out the Nga Puhi tribal lands. Tonight, get to know the other Contiki travellers, Trip Manager and Driver over a typical 'Kiwi' dinner - fish 'n' chips - where you can eat outdoors under the night sky if the weather is good. After dinner, head out to a local music venue in Paihia with the group.
2 Paihia
With a full free day here, you'll really get to enjoy the laid-back, natural beauty of the Bay of Islands. Chill out, or choose from loads of activities on offer here. There's a catamaran cruise where you can stop off at remote islands, swim and feast on a tasty BBQ lunch. If you're lucky, you'll even spot some dolphins. Or you could use your free time to head off with some friends to learn about New Zealand's settler history. Jump on a ferry out to New Zealand's former capital, the pretty township of Russell. Grab an ice-cream, relax in its cute cafés and walk past some of the town's historic cottages. We also offer you the option of a day trip to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's most northern point where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean merge. Our Local Guide can tell you all about the Maori beliefs associated with this site. Then it's off to the sand dunes of Ninety Mile beach and a drive through the Northland Region. Lastly, for the adrenaline-junkies, there's a chance to go parasailing - perfect for getting views of the awesome surrounding bay scenery.
3 Paihia To Auckland
With our beach fix complete, it's time to say goodbye to the paradise of Paihia & head back to the 'City of Sails', Auckland! On arrival, your expert Trip Manager will get you in the know with all the details you need to know (and more) on the country's largest city. In the city, it's time for new views, literally...you'll get the guaranteed best views of Auckland with an included trip up the iconic Sky Tower. As the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building, standing at 328m with views up to 80km into the distance including the Hauraki Gulf & Manukau harbour & volcanic landscape, mean you're right where you need to be. Take in the views, walk on the glass platform (if you're game) & frame up some shots as you soak up the scene. Back at ground level, you will have a chance to experience some of Auckland's great nightlife. Try K Road for some alternative vibes or Ponsonby hot spots like The Ponsonby Social Club, Chapel Bar or the Long Room for some cool beats & equally cool people, or Parnell for a taste of the true Auckland by night.
4 Auckland To Rotorua
Laters Auckland! Today we drive through the lush farmlands of Waikato, an area that produces many of New Zealand's best Rugby players for the All Blacks, on route to Hobbiton Village. That's right, it wouldn't be a complete experience without a stop at the "Shire". When you catch your first whiff of that .. 'unusual' sulphur smell, you'll know we've arrived in Rotorua. Famed for its spurting geysers, boiling mud pools & hot springs, gondola and speeding luge rides, Rotorua is a natural wonderland, and then some. Tonight the culture will sky rocket with a traditional Maori hāngi dinner & dance performance, and perhaps best of all, the chance to get involved in the world-famous HAKA. Tongues at the ready peeps.
5 Rotorua
This morning, you'll learn all about the history of the Maori people, their customs & traditions, plus have the opportunity to ask questions & learn as much as possible about this amazing spot - it's the perfect way to get in the know. With the rest of the day free to explore the way you want, you can advantage of the city's awesome thermal environment & treat yourself to a spa treatment or massage. Our tip: With so much buzz around the amazing thermal mud treatments found here, we love picking up some products to take home as a gift (or for ourselves!). There are loads of other ways to spend your time too if adrenalin is more your thing, like getting views of the city from a gondola, then speeding down a hill on a luge, or getting a splash as you raft the Kaituna River - the options for things to keep you busy in Rotorua are endless. Or, if chilling out is more of what you're into, then or hit up a café for a flat white coffee or make tracks to the shops for a spending spree.
6 Rotorua To Lake Taupo
On the way to Taupo, a visit to the raging Huka Falls will impress. Tonnes of water surge over these falls at a rate of 220,000 litres (58 000 gallons) per second. It's only a short drive today to the popular low-key resort town of Taupo. Here, there's some of the best trout fishing in the country and some of the most amazing long-distance views of Tongariro National Park's three volcanic peaks. Cap off your day with our optional dinner cruise out on New Zealand's largest lake - Lake Taupo - where you can also have a go at fishing! Later, back on land, play some pool at one of Taupo's lakeside bars.
7 Lake Taupo To Mount Ruapehu
Mt. Ruapehu We drive through the central plateau to the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, Ohakune is known as the aprés ski capital of the North Island. Today you have the option to go mountain biking along one of NZ's most picturesque track, "the Old Coach Rd". Tonight we stay in a heritage listed building built in 1913 which is now a vibrant modern ski lodge, located at the base of a volcano, Mt Ruapehu with views unlike any other you've seen.
8 Mount Ruapehu To Wellington
"Mt. Ruapehu: These landscapes are unique and the sights will leave you breathless. On route to the windy capital Wellington where we'll show you the sights of this city. Wellington: As much as we've been loving the nature time, the change of scenery to New Zealand's well-cultured capital will prove an utter delights. After an orientation through the narrow streets of Wellington a night on the town will be on the cards, plus an optional dinner to start the night off as we mean to go on".
9 Wellington
You've got a full day to discover Wellington - its compact centre is perfect for exploring on foot. Walk alongside the harbour or visit the innovative Te Papa Museum for a look into New Zealand history and culture. You could take a walk around New Zealand's political heart by visiting some of its government buildings. Take in the iconic 'Beehive' building & its distinctive shape, which was specially designed to cope in case of an earthquake. You could hang out on alternative Cuba Street, watch street performers or rummage through some of the surrounding retro stores. If you're hungry, try out some of the great ethnic foods you can find in this multi-cultural city, like sushi, Thai, kebabs and Italian gelatos. For something different, learn about the age-old art of tattooing at the Tattoo Museum. From traditional Maori moko (face tattoos) through to colourful contemporary designs. There's even a tattoo parlour on site if you're game!
10 Wellington To Christchurch
Jump on the Inter-Island ferry and leave the North Island behind. The South Island means a complete change of scenery with loads of wild nature. Cruise through the gorgeous Marlborough Sounds, where thick forested peaks rise straight up from the sea. It's a camera-friendly spot with picturesque inlets, remote coves and tiny beaches that dot the islands. You'll also see some old wooden baches (New Zealand holiday houses) and boat jetties. After the cruise, it's another jaw-dropping drive to Kaikoura, via Marlborough's wine country. We travel on to the wild, rugged east coast and stop at a seal colony, before passing through Kaikoura. This seaside settlement is known for whales, dolphins and delicious, fresh crayfish sold from roadside vans. The coach cuts across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch.
11 Christchurch To Franz Josef Glacier
After a leisurely start to the day we begin our journey west through stunning Arthur's Pass, following an old trade route. The dense native forest, alpine atmosphere and crystal clear rivers give the area its pioneer feel. We'll stop in at the former gold rush town of Hokitika on the West Coast. It's great for a look into a traditional Maori art. Watch authentic carvers work with New Zealand greenstone (jade) and learn about the importance of this stone. You could even pick up a piece to take home. Sticking to the untamed coastline, we arrive in the Westland National Park. Franz Josef is our stop for the night, a town where lush bush land and glaciers almost reach the sea.
12 Franz Josef Glacier
This morning, get physical and pull on your crampons, grab an ice-pick and head out onto the ice of either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier. On this optional activity, you'll learn about how these glaciers came about with our professional Local Guides. Otherwise, you can get a bird's eye view over these icy formations and sweeping vistas in an optional helicopter ride.
13 Franz Josef Glacier To Queenstown
Cruise past remote beaches and the coastal dunes of the west coast before hitting Haast Pass. Ancient rainforests, small glaciers and waterfalls give this area its unique atmosphere. There's even more scenery changes when we cross the Southern Alps and enter the region of Otago, with its golden grasslands, cliffs and hills. Next up: Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. This is one high-energy destination that has something for everyone. From jet boat rides to fantastic local food, gorgeous countryside and the world's most southern wineries, the list really is endless.
14 Queenstown
Today is yours to get acquainted with Queenstown and spend some time mulling over the activities up for grabs in the next two days. First stop is the legendary Kawarau Bungy Bridge, get your morning adrenalin hit with a heart pounding jump at the world home of the bungy. Later, take a stroll around beautiful Queenstown, nestled in the Southern Alps this stunning town has plenty to offer other than adventure activities.
15-16 Queenstown
With two more days here, you've got time to try out adrenaline-pumping activities, to take it easy with a glass of local wine or beer and of course, to party - something Queenstown is known for. There's also the option to take advantage of our explore more highlight optional - your chance to experience the stunning Milford Sound. Milford Sound is one of New Zealand's gems. This slice of paradise has been voted one of the world's top destinations & is known around the world for its gorgeous waters & stunning scenery. Set in Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site so get ready for the epic scenery - high mountains rise straight out of the sea and waterfalls pour down sheer cliffs into the deep, dark waters of the fiord. You'll get the ultimate angle on this natural wonder from the water when we cruise - you'll learn about this jaw-droppingly beautiful region from the on-board nature specialist. You'll get a really good look around the area and up close to its more hidden spots. You can chill out and enjoy the scenery on deck & hopefully you'll get a chance to spot seals, dolphins, whales and penguins. Choose to take a coach over, then jump on a boat & cruise this stunning spot then head back to Queenstown on the coach. Or, if you're feeling up for it, there's the option to fly back to Queenstown too. Walk around the quaint town, hit the shops or head down to the lake for beautiful views of the surrounding mountain ranges, fittingly called The Remarkables. Board the old steam boat, the TSS Earnslaw, for a lake cruise and see it all from the water. For adrenaline junkies, there's bungy jumpy, sky diving, jet boating, canyon swinging and quad biking. In fact there are so many adventure activities in Queenstown that you couldn't do them all in the 2 days if you tried. For those who like to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, take an easy-going hike or push yourself with a tougher trail. Pumping at night, Queenstown is the place to hit some of New Zealand's best bars and clubs. With cool cocktail bars, old-style pubs and plenty of clubs, there is so much to choose from.
17 Queenstown To Te Anau Via Milford Sound
Alright, it's time to return our adrenalin levels to a normal level and make tracks to the spectacular natural wonder of Milford Sound. Welcome to New Zealand's most stunning attraction, with a magical combination of mountain peaks, forest-clad cliffs and deep dark waters. We take an included cruise of the fiord and experience the beauty of this pristine destination by boat, the best way to see Milford Sound in all its glory. Later, we head to our home for the night in stunning lakeside town of Te Anau.
18 Te Anau To Lake Ohau Via Arrowtown
Departing Te Anau we will make a stop at a true Kiwi farm experience, to discover how country life really looks like in this corner of the world. Anyone up for sheep shearing or milking a cow?! We make a quick stop for lunch in this historic gold mining town before heading onto Lake Ohau. We will stop by a farm to experience true country NZ life. Envisage - Horse back farmers, mustering sheep using dogs. Following that we travel to Arrowtown for a lunch stop then onto Lake Ohau.
19 Lake Ohau To Christchurch
Kick start the day with a spectacular optional glacier flight over Mt Cook. Later, we'll stop off to see the intense milky blue waters of glacially-fed Lake Tekapo, before travelling back through the MacKenzie country to Christchurch. Make your last night on tour one to remember and enjoy a fun night out with your friends!
1 Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
Welcome to NZ globe trotters. Time to meet your wolf-pack and start salivating over the overflowing banquet of adventure we have up for grabs here in the land of the'long white cloud'. We'll cross Aucklands Harbour Bridge admiring the'City of Sails' habour before starting our journey north to Paihia. We'll waste no time exploring what this country is famed for - unfathomable nature. Ancient Kauri trees that stand up to 50 metres high and hold over 1000-years of history will delight a walk through the reserve of Parry Kauri Park. -Walk through native Kauri ForestOn arrival to the Bay of Island we're starting off with a dose of Kiwi history on a guided tour at Waitangi Treaty grounds where in 1840 New Zealand officially became a nation of two communities. And because we like to give you that something extra, how about a free admission at the Treaty museum, in case you seek a bit more detail on Kiwi history.
2 Paihia
Whether it's parasailing or a fast boat ride - today's (idyllic) list of optionals reads like a who's who of adventure. This area is filled with natural beauty and is sure to inspire your inner wild child. Make the most of the Free Time Add-On experiences on offer - tomorrow we head back to the big city vibes.
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, eager to carry on seeing what else this fine country has in store. Ask your Trip Manager for a bit of intel on the local lingo around here, sure to be the best way to make you feel right at home amongst the Kiwi crowd. Thought we' d “done Auckland” already? Oh hell no. Today is all about discovering yet more of this energetic city, starting with a free night to explore Auckland's great nightlife.
4 Auckland to Rotorua
Laters Auckland! Today we drive through the lush farmlands of Waikato, an area that produces many of New Zealand's best Rugby players for the All Blacks, on route to Hobbiton Village. That's right, it wouldn't be a complete experience without a stop at the "Shire". When you catch your first whiff of that..'unusual'sulphur smell, you'll know we've arrived in Rotorua. Famed for its spurting geysers, boiling mud pools & hot springs, gondola and speeding luge rides, Rotorua is a natural wonderland, and then some. Tonight the culture will sky rocket with a traditional Maori hāngi dinner & dance performance, and perhaps best of all, the chance to get involved in the world-famous HAKA. Tongues at the ready peeps.
5 Rotorua
The day is yours to roam free. Soak in a hotspring, go white water rafting, take a canopy tour of hike up a volcano – the options are limitless and the decisions are yours.
6 Rotorua to Lake Taupo via Huka Falls
Our Rotorua adventures are (almost) at an end, but not before we stop by the Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you' ll get the chance to learn about New Zealand's national bird, kiwis. Like nice surprises? Here's one for you - your included entrance fee goes towards the kiwi rehabilitation project, a Contiki sponsored initiative. Plus, as part of the project Treadright sponsors an incubator to hatch eggs, so every year we get naming rights to two new baby kiwis. Cute, huh?220,000 litres (that's 58 000 gallons) of water gush over Huka Falls per second. Just let that sink in for a minute. Wild, right? Even wilder still is the Hukafalls Jet experience - a thrilling ride that will get you experiencing the full force of the falls and leave you with even more of a taste for adventure. A good thing really, given Lake Taupo is on the horizon. Volcanic peak views & trout fishing will seamlessly slip us into quaint lake life. But don't be fooled by the seemingly still scenery - a bungy jump or skydive are both on the menu if that adrenaline itch needs scratching.
7 Lake Taupo to Mount Ruapehu
We drive through the central plateau to the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, Ohakune is known as the aprés ski capital of the North Island. Today you have the option to go mountain biking along one of NZ's most picturesque track, "the Old Coach Rd". Tonight we stay in a heritage listed building built in 1913 which is now a vibrant modern ski lodge, located at the base of a volcano, Mt Ruapehu with views unlike any other you've seen.
8 Mount Ruapehu to Wellington
These landscapes are unique and the sights will leave you breathless. On route to the windy capital Wellington where we'll show you the sights of this city. As much as we've been loving the nature time, the change of scenery to New Zealand's well-cultured capital will prove an utter delights. After an orientation through the narrow streets of Wellington a night on the town will be on the cards, plus an optional dinner to start the night off as we mean to go on.
9 Wellington
Galleries, cafes, shops, street performers, vintage markets -Wellington you're spoiling us. Stroll the eclectic Cuba Street, grab some sushi & pop by the Tattoo Museum where Maori moko face tattoos and modern ink collide, or hop on a quad bike to get down and dirty.
10 Wellington to Christchurch
So long north island! Today we're making tracks for your southern brother, darting across the Tasman via the Inter-Island ferry. Our first port of call on the South Island will be Picton, the gateway to wine country. Sauv blanc, anyone? Our next drive takes us through Marlborough's wine country along the rugged east coast. Arriving in Kaikoura will see us amongst a seaside settlement known for whales & dolphins, so the camera needs to be on 110% charge as we roll around the coast. We'll stop at a seal colony, where you'll struggle not to break into a collective'cuuuute' as you watch these guys sunning themselves on the rocks. Tonight we sleep well in Christchurch, drifting off to the pleasant memories of NZ's natural beauty that seasoned our day.
11 Christchurch to Franz Josef
Christchurch, it was short and sweet, but with with ice age action on the horizon we gots to move on. Take in the beautiful scenery as we wind our way across the highest and most spectacular mountain pass across the Southern Alps. In the gold rush town of Hokitika we'll watch authentic carvers get to work on green jade and take a look at traditional Maori art. Back on the coach we're coastline bound to one of the islands most jaw-droppingly beautiful spots... We'll pull up for the night in glorious Franz Josef, probably one of the most beautiful places you'll ever of clapped eyes on. A bold statement we know, but well deserved.
12 Franz Josef Glacier
This morning will be another big ol' tick off the list as we take to the ice of Franz Josef Glacier. Want to double tick the list in gold sparkly pen? We've got a heli ride over the glacier up for grabs for an ultra special experience. Satisfaction levels on high, tonight will be topped off with story swapping and crew drinks at the local. Be sure to breathe in that fresh alpine air - doesn't it feel good.
13 Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
Armed with a new found appreciation for frozen water, we'll hop back on the coach & start making our way to Queenstown, making a few cheeky stops along the way. Our first piece of NZ eye-candy comes in the form of Haast Pass, beautified by ancient rainforests, small glaciers and waterfalls. Note how the scenery changes as we roll towards Queenstown through the Southern Alps and region of Otago. Intermitting our scenic drive we'll stop for lunch in Wanaka, a pretty ski resort town situated on a lake front and dwarfed by mountains. This town is fast becoming one of NZ's most popular spots, and a trip to the'Dough Bin' for a luscious pie should be high on the list today. Welcome to the adventure capital of the world. Rest up tonight - the next few days are going to be BIG.
14 Queenstown
Today is yours to get acquainted with Queenstown and spend some time mulling over the activities up for grabs in the next two days. First stop is the legendary Kawarau Bungy Bridge, get your morning adrenaline hit with a heart pounding jump at the world home of the bungy. Later, take a stroll around beautiful Queenstown, nestled in the Southern Alps this stunning town has plenty to offer other than adventure activities.
15 Queenstown
With our last day in adrenalin city ahead of us, this is the time to push yourself to the limits and hurl over any mental barriers you've put up around yourself. Jump into #NOREGRETS spirit and conquer those niggling fears once and for all. For those who did their dash yesterday, a day staying mellow and enjoying this beautiful region will prove more than sufficient.
16 Queenstown
It's times like this that you really start to work out what sort of traveller you are. And human for that matter. You might be the one trailing through wine country and doing a spot of horse back riding, or you may be that guy that crams in a bungy jump, a skydive and a heliraft & still craves more. It's your holiday - run wild as you see fit.
17 Queenstown to Te Anau via Milford Sound
Alright, it's time to return our adrenaline levels to a normal level and make tracks to the spectacular natural wonder of Milford Sound. Welcome to New Zealand's most stunning attraction, with a magical combination of mountain peaks, forest-clad cliffs and deep dark waters. We take an included cruise of the fiord and experience the beauty of this pristine destination by boat, the best way to see Milford Sound in all its glory. Later, we head to our home for the night in stunning lakeside town of Te Anau.
18 Te Anau to Lake Ohau
Departing Te Anau we will make a stop at a true Kiwi farm experience, to discover how country life really looks like in this corner of the world. Anyone up for sheep shearing or milking a cow?!We make a quick stop for lunch in this historic gold mining town before heading onto Lake Ohau. We will stop by a farm to experience true country NZ life. Envisage - Horse back farmers, mustering sheep using dogs. Following that we travel to Arrowtown for a lunch stop then onto Lake Ohau.
19 Lake Ohau to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo
It's our last day but don't get sad, we're sure plans for Contiki 2.0 are already well underway. Kick start the day and end the trip on a high with a spectacular optional glacier flight over Mt. Cook for all new views of the country's highest mountain. Later, we'll stop off to see the inense milky blue waters of glacially-fed Lake Tekapo, before travelling back through the MacKenzie Country to our final destination. Much of this beautiful city was destroyed in 2011 as well as lives lost when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake shattered everything, yet today Christchurch is experiencing a resurgence to it's former glory. As we pull in (insert sad face) there's sure to be some sadness, but memories of your New Zealand adventure will put smiles on faces for many years to come.

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • See the 'City of Sails' harbour made famous by the America's Cup
  • Cross Auckland's Harbour Bridge
  • Tuck into a true Kiwiana fish 'n' chips dinner
  • See the impressive city skyline & Sky Tower
  • Catch a 360° view of Auckland with a trip up the Sky Tower
  • See Rotorua's bubbling geothermic mud pools
  • Visit the mighty Huka Falls
  • View Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake
  • See more of the sights made famous in the "The Lord of the Rings"
  • Spectacular drive along the Kaikoura Coast & visit to a seal colony
  • Drive through New Zealand's largest wine growing region
  • Scenic drive across the Southern Alps
  • Stop at Arthurs Pass
  • See a demonstration of traditional Maori greenstone carving
  • Access to Glacier Hot Pools
  • Explore tiny Arrowtown
  • Entry to one of Queenstown's hottest nightspots
  • Southern Country Experience
  • Stop at Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo & Geraldine
  • See the historic Church of the Good Shephard
Accommodation
  • 18 nights multi-share accommodation: 10 nights in hotels, 7 nights in lodges and 1 Special Stopover
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
Included Meals
  • 24 meals
  • 18 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • Experienced & Professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
Journey Highlights
  • See the City of Sails harbour made famous by the Americas Cup
  • Take a behind the scenes tour of the of a Kiwi conservation project at the Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter
  • Stop at AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge
  • Tour and tasting of a Central Otago Wine vineyard and Craft Brewery
  • Experience rural NZ country life with a farm visit in Te Anau
Included Meals
  • We'll get 24 of your meals, you get the rest. You can expect a healthy breakfast every morning, as well as authentic fish'n' chips and a few BBQs along the way. We'll also give you plenty of opportunities to try the best gourmet eats in NZ.
Accommodation
  • Throughout your trip you' ll be getting your beauty sleep in cosy, warm beds in multi-share rooms, plus the chance to stay in funky sleeping pods that can be completely enclosed for sleeping and chilling out. Your accommodation will always be located in the heart of the action, with communal areas for you and your new best friends to relax and socialise.
Your Tour Guides
  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included

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Monday 13 Jul 2020 Friday 31 Jul 2020 112per person 3,613per person Sold Out
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Saturday 25 Jul 2020 Wednesday 12 Aug 2020 112per person 3,613per person Enquire
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Thursday 06 Aug 2020 Monday 24 Aug 2020 112per person 3,613per person Sold Out
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Tuesday 18 Aug 2020 Saturday 05 Sep 2020 112per person 3,613per person Sold Out
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Thursday 03 Sep 2020 Monday 21 Sep 2020 112per person 3,613per person Enquire
Friday 11 Sep 2020 Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 112per person 3,613per person Enquire
Saturday 19 Sep 2020 Wednesday 07 Oct 2020 112per person 3,613per person Enquire
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Friday 11 Oct 2019 Tuesday 29 Oct 2019 137per person 4,427per person Enquire
Saturday 19 Oct 2019 Wednesday 06 Nov 2019 137per person 4,427per person Enquire
Sunday 27 Oct 2019 Thursday 14 Nov 2019 137per person 4,427per person Enquire
Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 Saturday 30 Nov 2019 137per person 4,427per person Enquire
Wednesday 20 Nov 2019 Sunday 08 Dec 2019 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Thursday 28 Nov 2019 Monday 16 Dec 2019 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 Saturday 28 Dec 2019 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Saturday 14 Dec 2019 Wednesday 01 Jan 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Wednesday 18 Dec 2019 Sunday 05 Jan 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
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Thursday 26 Dec 2019 Monday 13 Jan 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Monday 30 Dec 2019 Friday 17 Jan 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Friday 03 Jan 2020 Tuesday 21 Jan 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Tuesday 07 Jan 2020 Saturday 25 Jan 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Saturday 11 Jan 2020 Wednesday 29 Jan 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Wednesday 15 Jan 2020 Sunday 02 Feb 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Sunday 19 Jan 2020 Thursday 06 Feb 2020 140per person 4,518per person Sold Out
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Monday 27 Jan 2020 Friday 14 Feb 2020 140per person 4,518per person Sold Out
Friday 31 Jan 2020 Tuesday 18 Feb 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Tuesday 04 Feb 2020 Saturday 22 Feb 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Saturday 08 Feb 2020 Wednesday 26 Feb 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 Sunday 01 Mar 2020 140per person 4,518per person Sold Out
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Tuesday 03 Mar 2020 Saturday 21 Mar 2020 140per person 4,518per person Enquire
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Saturday 04 Apr 2020 Wednesday 22 Apr 2020 138per person 4,466per person Enquire
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Wednesday 06 May 2020 Sunday 24 May 2020 138per person 4,466per person Enquire
Friday 22 May 2020 Tuesday 09 Jun 2020 138per person 4,466per person Sold Out
Sunday 07 Jun 2020 Thursday 25 Jun 2020 138per person 4,466per person Enquire
Monday 15 Jun 2020 Friday 03 Jul 2020 138per person 4,466per person Enquire
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Tuesday 23 Jun 2020 Saturday 11 Jul 2020 138per person 4,466per person Enquire
Wednesday 01 Jul 2020 Sunday 19 Jul 2020 135per person 4,359per person Enquire
Thursday 09 Jul 2020 Monday 27 Jul 2020 135per person 4,359per person Enquire
Monday 13 Jul 2020 Friday 31 Jul 2020 135per person 4,359per person Sold Out
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Saturday 25 Jul 2020 Wednesday 12 Aug 2020 135per person 4,359per person Enquire
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Thursday 06 Aug 2020 Monday 24 Aug 2020 135per person 4,359per person Sold Out
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Tuesday 18 Aug 2020 Saturday 05 Sep 2020 135per person 4,359per person Sold Out
Wednesday 26 Aug 2020 Sunday 13 Sep 2020 135per person 4,359per person Enquire
Thursday 03 Sep 2020 Monday 21 Sep 2020 135per person 4,359per person Enquire
Friday 11 Sep 2020 Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 135per person 4,359per person Enquire
Saturday 19 Sep 2020 Wednesday 07 Oct 2020 135per person 4,359per person Enquire
Thursday 03 Oct 2019 Monday 21 Oct 2019 177solo traveller 5,733solo traveller Enquire
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Wednesday 01 Jul 2020 Sunday 19 Jul 2020 175solo traveller 5,665solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 09 Jul 2020 Monday 27 Jul 2020 175solo traveller 5,665solo traveller Enquire
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