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Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) - Contiki
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Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days)

18 days
4.7
(28)
From Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Contiki
Max group size:
50
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
224252
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Itinerary

Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the Explorer tour Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days), you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 16 other destinations in New Zealand. Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Auckland to Rotorua
  2. Day 2: Rotorua
  3. Day 3: Rotorua to Lake Taupo via Huka Falls
  4. Day 4: Lake Taupo to Mount Ruapehu
  5. Day 5: Mount Ruapehu to Wellington
  6. Day 6: Wellington
  7. Day 7: Wellington to Kaikoura via Picton
  8. Day 8: Kaikoura
  9. Day 9: Kaikoura to Christchurch
  10. Day 10: Christchurch to Franz Josef
  11. Day 11: Franz Josef Glacier
  12. Day 12: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
  13. Day 13: Queenstown
  14. Day 14: Queenstown
  15. Day 15: Queenstown
  16. Day 16: Queenstown to Te Anau via Milford Sound
  17. Day 17: Te Anau to Lake Ohau via Arrowtown
  18. Day 18: Lake Ohau to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.6
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  • Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) reviewer 1
    · January 30th, 2020
    Best tour I've ever been on!! The itinerary was comprehensive, the activities amazing and the group made this the trip of a lifetime!!
    Trip date: January 2020
  • SF
    · January 7th, 2020
    This was the best trip of my life. I travelled solo and made some incredible friends on the tour ! The tour manager, Lucy, was exceptional. She organised everything perfectly, and efficiently dealt with unpredictable interruptions (e.g flooding that... Show more
    Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) customer review photo 1Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) customer review photo 2
    Trip date: December 2019
  • KG
    · January 6th, 2020
    Wonderful - great way to see a lot of New Zealand in a short time !
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) reviewer 4
    · October 6th, 2019
    My favourite holiday I have ever been on!! Josh (guide) and Patrice (driver) were amazing. Josh was very organised and always made sure everyone had the correct information for their optional activities. He was very professional and I also appreciated... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) reviewer 5
    · August 12th, 2019
    It was an amazing experience with Rae and Dean aka 'Weeman' taking all of us around the South and North Island. If I had one suggestion, I would have more included activities in this tour, if possible. Otherwise, it was very enjoyable.
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) reviewer 6
    · October 28th, 2018
    The absolute WORST tour I have ever been on. I was on Kiwiana Panorama tour in late Sept/early Oct and had some issues initially as the tour manager (Jason Laine aka Jay) was disorganized and not very good at planning optional activities or... Show more
    Trip date: October 2018
  • A
    · July 3rd, 2018
    I had a lot of fun and met a bunch of good people
    Trip date: June 2018
  • MJ
    · June 25th, 2018
    Would have loved an extra night in Taupo :)
    Trip date: June 2018
  • LS
    · March 2nd, 2018
    Was amazing, the tour guide and driver was awesome
    Trip date: February 2018
  • Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days) reviewer 10
    · December 8th, 2017
    It was an amazing trip! I did so many thrilling activities! Swinging over a canyon, Helicopter rides, Jet boat rides, Sunset Cruises, Canyoning the list goes on and on.
    Trip date: November 2017

Dates & Availability

18 days
Kiwiana Panorama (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, 18 Days)
From Auckland to Christchurch
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    • For any tour departing before March 10th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 10th, 2022, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. 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 45 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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