Based on 31 reviews
Northern Choice (from Wellington to Auckland) - Contiki
10 days

Northern Choice (from Wellington to Auckland)

From Wellington to Auckland
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
Age range:
18 to 35 year olds
Operated in:
US $1,237
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Places You’ll See

  • Wellington
  • Mount Ruapehu
    Mount Ruapehu
  • Taupo
  • Huka Falls
    Huka Falls
  • Rotorua
  • Auckland
  • Paihia
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  • Tuck into a true Kiwiana fish n chips dinner
  • Take a guided tour of the set in Hobbiton
  • Visit a seal colony along the beautiful Kaikoura Coast
  • Enjoy a traditional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner
  • See amazing views of an active stratovolcano, Mt Ruapehu


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Wellington
    Start point Wellington, Wellington, Wellington Region, New Zealand
  2. Day 2: Wellington
  3. Day 3: Wellington to Mount Ruapehu
  4. Day 4: Mount Ruapehu to Lake Taupo
  5. Day 5: Lake Taupo to Rotorua via Huka Falls
  6. Day 6: Rotorua
  7. Day 7: Rotorua to Auckland
  8. Day 8: Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
  9. Day 9: Paihia
  10. Day 10: Paihia to End Auckland
    End point Auckland, Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand
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What's included

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

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    Customer Reviews

    • Overall Rating
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    • Accommodation
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    • Northern Choice (from Wellington to Auckland) reviewer 1
      August 10, 2019
      The guide absolutely made the trip for me. Very funny, and knowledgeable about local culture, history, food, slang and current events. He was so willing to share his own background and the Maori culture that I felt very special to have that insight. The... Show more
      Trip date: July 2019
    • Northern Choice (from Wellington to Auckland) reviewer 2
      April 18, 2018
      Freakin loved this trip! absolutely amazing. I actually never heard of Contiki before. Didn't realize it was actually an age restriction from 18-35 year olds. So that was a nice surprise as that just kept things more active with a younger group like... Show more
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      Trip date: April 2018
    • Northern Choice (from Wellington to Auckland) reviewer 3
      November 09, 2017
      Such an amazing experience. I met so many new friends and had so many fun adventures. Saul and Weeman were awesome and great at keeping everyone happy. Definitely budget for the MeTime experiences. There is not a lot to do when you don’t do them but... Show more
      Trip date: October 2017
    • E
      March 28, 2017
      I have had the best experience and would definitely reccomend it to anyone. Susie was dedicated and worked hard. She gave as much detail as possible and always worked her hardest to accomodate for everyone. She was one of the reasons i decided to stay... Show more
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      Trip date: February 2017
    • VS
      March 03, 2017
      Susie is amazing! So helpful and sweet! She'll make sure you have the trip of a lifetime!! She knows all the great places to go and definitely goes out if her way to make you have a great time!!! She makes everyone feel welcome and loved! Love you Susie!
      Trip date: February 2017
    • P
      March 01, 2017
      Susie was an amazing guide, she gave us a very good explanation of every activity and made sure we could do all the ones we wanted !
      Trip date: February 2017
    • RW
      March 01, 2017
      Suzy and Pat were amazing, very informative, helpful and fun!! Buses and hotels were great and meet a lot of lovely people on the trip
      Trip date: February 2017
    • S
      March 01, 2017
      I went over to New Zealand by myself and Susie made me feel so welcome and showed me a great time with so much adventure and thrill seeking!
      Trip date: January 2017
    • K
      March 01, 2017
      My recent New Zealand trip was better than i expected! Susie was an amazing tour guide. She had great local knowledge, made everyone feel welcome and she was so much fun! The weather was beautiful, the people were really nice, the tour guide was... Show more
      Trip date: January 2017
    • I
      January 25, 2017
      It was an amazing experience, that exceeded my expectations. It is a life changing, as this was my first long group tour experience that I will definitely do again. Susie is an amazing trio manager who run the extra mile to make sure that we have the... Show more
      Trip date: December 2016



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    Frequently asked questions

      • I am a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

        If you are travelling alone Contiki can either match you up with another like-minded travellers of the same sex for no additional cost or if available you can choose to have the privacy of your own private room by paying a single supplement.

      • Will I have to share a room on the tour?

        Shared accommodation with other like-minded travellers is normal on Contiki, and is all part of the experience. How many people you will be sharing with depends on the region, travel style and type of accommodation, but twin or quad same-sex sharing is generally the case.

      • Can I see the accommodation list?

        Generally three weeks prior to your Contiki trips departure date you will be sent a list of your accommodation within your pre-travel finalised documents.

      • Can we book an airport transfer?

        Transfers are not included in the trip, and you will need to find your own way to the trip starting point however your travel documents will have plenty of handy hints to help you find your way.

      • Is there wifi on the coach?

        There sure is wifi on all of the coaches that Contiki uses so you keep up to date whilst on the road. However, this is limited, so save any heavy internet usage (watching videos etc.) for when you get to your accommodation.

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