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Essence of New Zealand

Days
18
Our saving
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Cost/day $279
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Essence of New Zealand - AAT Kings
Essence of New Zealand - AAT Kings
Starts
Christchurch
Destinations
+10
Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

  • Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd on Lake Tekapo
  • Spend the night cruising on magical Milford Sound
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown
  • Cruise and explore the Glowworm Caves at Te Anau
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Resort
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Coach / Bus, Sightseeing
Operator
AAT Kings
Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Essence of New Zealand, you have a 18 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Auckland and through Christchurch, New Zealand and 11 other destinations in New Zealand. Essence of New Zealand includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch – Omarama
  3. Day 3: Omarama – Dunedin
  4. Day 4: Dunedin – Milford Sound
  5. Day 5: Milford Sound – Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown - Free Time
  7. Day 7: Queenstown Free Time
  8. Day 8: Queenstown – Franz Josef
  9. Day 9: Franz Josef – Punakaiki
  10. Day 10: Punakaiki – Nelson
  11. Day 11: Nelson Free Time
  12. Day 12: Nelson – Wellington
  13. Day 13: Wellington Free Time
  14. Day 14: Wellington – Napier
  15. Day 15: Napier – Rotorua
  16. Day 16: Rotorua
  17. Day 17: Rotorua – Auckland
  18. Day 18: Farewell from Auckland

Travel guide

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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

  • William Paterson's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Good balance to tour and guides/ drivers were excellent.

  • Hiep Do's review about another AAT Kings tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic! We love the country, view much more , it amazing

  • JOHN ROY's review about another AAT Kings tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent choice of events and accommodation for the 11 day tour. The cruises were outstanding. Delma gave us a lot of very useful background information. Ben was an efficient and considerate driver.

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Location
Christchurch is the starting point and Auckland is the endpoint.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 19 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 19 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with AAT Kings. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,039 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 239 km
  • Omarama (New Zealand)
  • 160 km
  • Dunedin (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
  • 71 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 222 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 168 km
  • Punakaiki (New Zealand)
  • 187 km
  • Nelson (New Zealand)
  • 125 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 269 km
  • Napier (New Zealand)
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