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New Zealand Discovery Tour

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New Zealand Discovery Tour - Wild Kiwi
New Zealand Discovery Tour - Wild Kiwi
Jessica "The 24 day tour exceeded my expectations and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to experience and discover NZ. The itinerary was well thought out, with every single day packed with awesome scenery and adventure leaving me in awe. The optional activities on offer were super fun and there was always an alternative free option, such as walks. Our guide Robbie was great and was extremely organis..."
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4 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+18
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Visit the Art Deco city of Napier
  • Taste traditional Hangi in Rotorua
  • Go whale watching in Kaikoura
  • Hike the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Lodge, Motel
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Private Vehicle, Mini-coach
Travel style
Coach / Bus, Adventure, Discovery
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the coach / bus tour New Zealand Discovery Tour, you have a 21 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 16 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand Discovery Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hostel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • New Zealand Discovery Tour reviewer 1
    Written on May 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We did the full 21 day tour and loved our time. You really get to tick off just about every major hot spot that you will want to visit on a 3 week trip to New Zealand. The van was super comfortable and the guides were great. Highly recommend checking out Wild Kiwi because travelling with 8-15 people is way better than a bus full of 50 other travelers. You will always have a better experience with smaller groups!
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for the amazing review! We're so glad you enjoyed our small groups!
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  • A
    Written on February 14, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing Tour, Awesome Places. Amazing Tour guide. Thanks Robbie.
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the great review Niklas!
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  • AA
    Written on January 17, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I have just returned from the most fantastic time in beautiful New Zealand. Departing for the 24 Day New Zealand Discovery Tour on December 23rd 2017, little did I know what was ahead of me. From day one, I was quickly immersed in the New Zealand culture, landscape and stories of its history and current stance on the environment, politics, social, economical and humanitarian pathways. This was all thanks to Robbie our wonderful guide. Starting as a group of 16 for the Northern Trail and ending as a group of 9 of us who completed the whole 24 Day Tour, Robbie was incredibly organised, highly energetic, always on point and patient (mostly with the playlists we forced him to listen to on our drives, along with our incredibly high end singing and professional harmonizing to such playlists). His knowledge of New Zealand is outstanding, including his answers for the random, insignificant little queries we threw his way (sometimes just to test him) as well as his 'typical' Kiwi humour which was refreshing. Robbie made the tour one of a kind and as I am someone who travels alone a lot of the time as I do not enjoy group tours, this was of great importance. The tour itinerary has been well thought out and although I do wish we stayed multiple evenings at some locations as there was simply too much to do in one day, this gives me a great opportunity to return and continue to discover the delights of the places I felt a connection to...perhaps even as a part of another Wild Kiwi tour. If there was anything to 'complain' about it would be that there is a lot of driving as we did need to cover a huge amount of land in a short period of time however, these long drives also allowed us to stop off at little spots to stretch our legs and have the opportunity to check out little hidden gems of the country that I most certainly would have missed if I wasn't travelling with Wild Kiwi. They also gave us the time to get to know each other and get creative with conversations. Most importantly, the people this tour attracted were the most wonderful travel companions. I think the target demographic that Wild Kiwi markets to is completely on point. I have met some incredibly fascinating characters who I will most certainly remain friends with for years to come. It was quite surprising to me how quickly we all bonded and although it was 24 days in each others pockets, I have left feeling like I've known most for a lifetime. If you are an avid traveler who is a little skeptical about touring with a group of people, I would highly suggest you look into touring with Wild Kiwi. The small group numbers, organisation of the company keeping you updated with the tour planning and any changes to schedules as well as the personal approach taken by the company and guides makes everything a breeze. If you don't have time to plan a trip yourself but need to get away, Wild Kiwi are your go to for this. The planning was seamless and for the first time ever, I didn't have to stress about making time to plan a trip that I know I will love, it was done for me. Thank you to Robbie and the Wild Kiwi crew for a fantastic adventure and for sharing your spectacular land with me. I'll be back!
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for such a fantastic review Alice! We're so glad you had such a great time with us! Please do come and travel with us again!
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  • JF
    Written on December 19, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The 24 day tour exceeded my expectations and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to experience and discover NZ. The itinerary was well thought out, with every single day packed with awesome scenery and adventure leaving me in awe. The optional activities on offer were super fun and there was always an alternative free option, such as walks. Our guide Robbie was great and was extremely organised which made the trip flow smoothly. The small group meant that I made lifelong friends and there's no time in organising big groups for check ins/toilet stops etc. My advice would be to just book it!
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Woohoo! We're so glad you had a great time Jess. The photos are amazing! Thank you for such a great review!!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 AUCKLAND - RAGLAN
  2. Day 2 RAGLAN - TAUPO (via WAITOMO)
  3. Day 3 TAUPO - NAPIER
  4. Day 4 NAPIER - ROTORUA
  5. Day 5 ROTORUA
  6. Day 6 ROTORUA - COROMANDEL
  7. Day 7 COROMANDEL - AUCKLAND
  8. Day 8 CHRISTCHURCH FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
  9. Day 9 FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER
  10. Day 10 FRANZ JOSEF QUEENSTOWN
  11. Day 11 QUEENSTOWN & MILFORD SOUND
  12. Day 12 QUEENSTOWN
  13. Day 13 MOUNT COOK
  14. Day 14 MT COOK CHRISTCHURCH
  15. DAY 15 - CHRISTCHURCH KAIKOURA
  16. DAY 16 - KAIKOURA PICTON
  17. DAY 17 - PICTON ABEL TASMAN
  18. DAY 18 - ABEL TASMAN
  19. DAY 19 - ABEL TASMAN PUNAKAIKI
  20. DAY 20 - PUNAKAIKI HOKITIKA
  21. DAY 21 - HOKITIKA CHRISTCHURCH

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  • James12th May 2018
    I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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Location
Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 15% to confirm this Wild Kiwi booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 December 2018 the full payment of $2,494 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2494 for New Zealand Discovery Tour, but the deposit of 15% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 3,230 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 106 km
  • Raglan (New Zealand)
  • 55 km
  • Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)
  • 96 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 116 km
  • Napier (New Zealand)
  • 161 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 167 km
  • Coromandel (New Zealand)
  • 66 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 764 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 199 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
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