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New Zealand Explorer - Wild Kiwi
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14 days

New Zealand Explorer

From Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Wild Kiwi
Max group size:
16
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
105062
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Highlights

  • Experience the real Middle Earth and step into The Shire at the Hobbiton Movie Set.
  • Venture through the gateway to Narnia to picturesque views of Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Coast.
  • Cruise through what is considered the 8th Wonder of the World, Milford Sound.
  • Hike, heli or climb New Zealand’s steepest glacier, Franz Josef Glacier.

Itinerary

Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the adventure tour New Zealand Explorer, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 10 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand Explorer includes accommodation as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1 - Auckland to Raglan
    Start point Main Bus Stop, Queens Wharf, 89 Quay St, Auckland, Auckland Region 1010, New Zealand 08:00 - 08:15
  2. DAY 2 - Raglan to Taupo via Waitomo
  3. DAY 3 - Taupo
  4. DAY 4 - Taupo to Rotorua
  5. DAY 5 - Rotorua
  6. DAY 6 - Rotorua to Coromandel
  7. DAY 7 - Coromandel to Auckland
  8. DAY 8 - Christchurch to Franz Josef
  9. DAY 9 - Franz Josef
  10. DAY 10 - Franz Josef to Queenstown
  11. DAY 11 - Queenstown and Milford Sound
  12. DAY 12 - Queenstown
  13. DAY 13 - Queenstown to Mt Cook
  14. DAY 14 - Mt Cook to Christchurch
    End point Outside Main Entrance, JUCY Snooze, 5 Peter Leeming Rd, Christchurch, Canterbury Region 8053, New Zealand
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
13 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    3.9
  • 4.6
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  • AC
    · February 04, 2020
    This tour was one of the best experience of my life!! It was my first time travelling alone but you make friends since the first minute on the bus. New Zealand is beautiful wherever you go, specially the South Island. Well organized and the drivers... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Andres, thanks for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time traveling New Zealand with Wild Kiwi and our fantastic guides Ben and Hendrik.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • B
    · January 28, 2020
    Ben is amazing!!!! If you have him as your guide you’re in for a great trip
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    We agree Beth, Ben is amazing! We are very lucky to have him as part of our Wild Kiwi family. It was a pleasure to show you the best of the New Zealand on our NZ Explorer tour. We hope to see you on board with Wild Kiwi again soon.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • L
    · January 28, 2020
    Knowledgeable, friendly and fun! What more can you ask for?
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    You could ask for another trip! :) Thank you Liz for joining us on our NZ Explorer tour, we loved having you on board with us and hope to see you again soon.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • New Zealand Explorer reviewer 4
    · February 01, 2019
    Ben was knowledgable, enthusiastic, friendly and above all made my whole experience memorable. He often gave a shout out about random information or sites along our sometimes long drives. Was full of historical and cultural knowledge. You could tell... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the awesome review Sandra! We're so glad that you had such a great time with Ben
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    Trip date: January 2019
  • RH
    · December 08, 2018
    Fantastic tour, did the NZ explorer 14 day. The north island was incredible, there are so many unique interesting activities to do and Robbie was very organised and got everyone where they wanted to go. The days felt full and we didn't have much... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the fantastic review Richard! We're so glad you enjoyed your time in New Zealand with Wild Kiwi!
    Trip date: November 2018
  • New Zealand Explorer reviewer 6
    · November 22, 2018
    North and South island experience were both very different in activities and groups. We did a lot of activities with Tolin our guide in the North island and it was a lot of fun keeping busy. Scenery was so beautiful and had a great small group. Hostels... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Jesenia!
    Trip date: November 2018
  • New Zealand Explorer reviewer 7
    · November 17, 2018
    I had an amazing time exploring the north island of New Zealand! Tolan was super knowledgeable and so fantastic that I cannot put it into words. The north island had a lot of things to offer and I wish I could stay in some towns longer than others but... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the awesome review Kathy! We're glad you had such a great time!
    Trip date: November 2018
  • New Zealand Explorer reviewer 8
    · August 03, 2018
    I've been on a lot of group tours before and I have to say this was definitely the best! Jed was awesome! He knew so much about NZ and he always went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. The small group made it so easy to make friends! New... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Wow! Thanks for the great review, Natasha! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time in NZ!
    Trip date: June 2018
  • PT
    · April 14, 2018
    The tour was amazing. A very memorable one. Had a blast with others and places we visited were amazing. I wish we'd stayed a night in Lake tekamo. It's looks amazing so Def feel like I missed out
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Pinal!
    Trip date: March 2018
  • TM
    · February 23, 2018
    The trip was 100% what I expected, and was exactly how it is described .. both the tour guides I had were extremely knowledgable, friendly and helpful. There were always activities to do some which you have to pay for but if you didn't want to do... Show more
    Wild Kiwi commented on this review
    Woohoo! Thanks for the 5 stars Tara! We're glad you liked our vehicle and our guides!
    Trip date: February 2018

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New Zealand Explorer
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