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The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days) - Contiki
17 days

The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days)

From Queenstown to Auckland
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US $2,545
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Start in Queenstown and end in Auckland! With the coach / bus tour The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days), you have a 17 day tour package taking you through Queenstown, New Zealand and 15 other destinations in New Zealand. The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Queenstown
    Start point Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, New Zealand
  2. Day 2: Queenstown
  3. Day 3: Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier via Wanaka & Haast Pass
  6. Day 6: Franz Josef Glacier
  7. Day 7: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch via Hokitika & Arther's Pass
  8. Day 8: Christchurch to Wellington via Kaikoura & Picton
  9. Day 9: Wellington
  10. Day 10: Wellington to Mount Ruapehu
  11. Day 11: Mount Ruapehu
  12. Day 12: Mount Ruapehu to Rotorua
  13. Day 13: Rotorua
  14. Day 14: Rotorua to Auckland
  15. Day 15: Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
  16. Day 16: Paihia
  17. Day 17: 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

Where You'll Stay


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  • A
    February 13, 2019
    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.
    Trip date: December 2018
  • JS
    December 18, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
  • KG
    April 22, 2018
    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
    Trip date: April 2018
  • The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days) reviewer 4
    February 13, 2018
    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!
    Trip date: January 2018
  • The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days) reviewer 5
    January 11, 2018
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: December 2017
  • KE
    October 01, 2017
    This was genuinely the best trip I have ever been on. A true trip of a lifetime
    Trip date: August 2017
  • T
    March 28, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • LD
    March 28, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days) reviewer 9
    March 18, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: February 2017
  • I
    March 09, 2017
    Had the best trip of my life. Susie was amazing but she knows his already ahaha xx
    Trip date: February 2017


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The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Winter, 17 Days)
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