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The Big Tiki (Auckland To Queenstown Summer)

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The Big Tiki (Auckland To Queenstown Summer) - Contiki
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Tim "I did the Big Tiki in March 2017 and could not imagine a better tour experience. This was my first contiki and first tour in general. We covered basically all of New Zealand in 20 days which is kind of amazing. New Zealand is a breathtaking place and Contiki had it set up well to see everything and book additional tours and experiences that fit your desires. Our tour guide (Susie) and driver (..."
Excellent
84 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+15
Ends
Queenstown
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Highlights

Start in Auckland and end in Queenstown! With the in-depth cultural tour The Big Tiki (Auckland To Queenstown Summer), you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Queenstown and through Auckland, New Zealand and 15 other destinations in New Zealand. The Big Tiki (Auckland To Queenstown Summer) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
  2. Day 2: Paihia
  3. Day 3: Paihia to Auckland
  4. Day 4: Auckland to Rotorua
  5. Day 5: Rotorua
  6. Day 6: Rotorua to Lake Taupo via Huka Falls
  7. Day 7: Lake Taupo to Mount Ruapehu
  8. Day 8: Mount Ruapehu to Wellington
  9. Day 9: Wellington
  10. Day 10: Wellington to Christchurch
  11. Day 11: Christchurch to Franz Josef
  12. Day 12: Franz Josef Glacier
  13. Day 13: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
  14. Day 14: Queenstown
  15. Day 15: Queenstown
  16. Day 16: Queenstown
  17. Day 17: Queenstown

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

84 Reviews

Excellent
93%
Good
5%
Average
2%
Rather Poor
0%
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0%
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  • A
    Written on February 13, 2019
    2.5 - Average

    My third contiki, very dissapointed. Felt I didnt get my money worth, was advertised as 3 special stays, we only stayed at one. Accommodation was very poor.

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  • JS
    Written on December 18, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Chels and Dyl were absolutely fantastic! Right away, they make you feel comfortable and at ease. They plan everything out, book all your activities, tell you all your options. The people who go on Contiki trips are very like minded, outgoing and all want to... Read more

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  • KG
    Written on April 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Chelsea and Nick were super! Always willing to answer questions and have fun. Personal highlight was the trip to Rotorua and the Maori hangi dinner, which was amazing!! The list of possible activities to add on to your trip was extensive also

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  • The Big Tiki (Auckland To Queenstown Summer) reviewer 4
    Written on February 13, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time and saw the most incredible sights. My tour manager was brilliant and worked magic, and my driver was chock full of knowledge about the country and culture. I made amazing friends!

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  • AA
    Written on January 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Best Way to symmerise this trip is that you will be in for heaps of fun, whether was it day, or night time. you will explore mountains, forests, lakes, Fjords, exotic creatures, adrenaline inducing activities, and that is all only during the day time.... Read more

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  • KE
    Written on October 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was genuinely the best trip I have ever been on. A true trip of a lifetime

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  • T
    Written on March 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I did the Big Tiki in March 2017 and could not imagine a better tour experience. This was my first contiki and first tour in general. We covered basically all of New Zealand in 20 days which is kind of amazing. New Zealand is a breathtaking place and... Read more

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  • LD
    Written on March 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Contiki in New Zealand was amazing! I loved every minute of it. Everything was organised perfectly and ran smoothly. Susie our tour manager was fantastic, she knew her stuff and went above and beyond her job requirements. She was enthusiastic and helpful at... Read more

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  • The Big Tiki (Auckland To Queenstown Summer) reviewer 9
    Written on March 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Everything was better than expected, food, accommodation and tour. Our guide was so helpful and told us everything we needed to know and was even on call for any problems we had we just had to message him. I've had a fantastic time in NZ and sad to be... Read more

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  • I
    Written on March 9, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the best trip of my life. Susie was amazing but she knows his already ahaha xx

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Location
Auckland is the starting point and Queenstown is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 August 2019 the full payment of $2,609 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2609 for The Big Tiki (Auckland To Queenstown Summer), but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,793 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 49 km
  • Parry Kauri Park (New Zealand)
  • 137 km
  • Paihia (New Zealand)
  • 185 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 194 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 59 km
  • Huka Falls (New Zealand)
  • 4 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 79 km
  • Mount Ruapehu (New Zealand)
  • 233 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 65 km
  • Picton (New Zealand)
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