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Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days

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Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days - Flying Kiwi
Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days - Flying Kiwi
Sally "This tour was all I had hoped for and more. Genna and Charlene were fantastic, they were full of advice, helpful and good fun. Everyone on the bus got on really well, there was a wide range of ages and nationalities which worked well and made it all the more interesting. We packed so much into each day and I saw so many places and did so much in only 14 days, I just wish I had been able to stay..."
Excellent
17 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+17
Ends
Queenstown
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Highlights

  • Dig your own hot pool on a stunning beach
  • Camp out by beaches and by lakes
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cycle sections of the NZL cycle trail
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Camping, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
26
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Flying Kiwi
Start in Auckland and end in Queenstown! With the adventure tour Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Queenstown and through Auckland, New Zealand and 18 other destinations in New Zealand. Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1: AUCKLAND - COROMANDEL
    Start point Bus stop (opposite ferry terminal), 172 Quay Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 10:00
  2. DAY 2: COROMANDEL - ROTORUA
  3. DAY 3: ROTORUA - TONGARIRO
  4. DAY 4: TONGARIRO - KAPITI COAST
  5. DAY 5: KAPITI COAST - WELLINGTON - PICTON
  6. DAY 6: PICTON - KAIKOURA
  7. DAY 7: KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH - RANGITATA
  8. DAY 8: RANGITATA - LAKE TEKAPO
  9. DAY 9: LAKE TEKAPO - AORAKI NATIONAL PARK - MOERAKI
  10. DAY 10: MOERAKI - DUNEDIN
  11. DAY 11: DUNEDIN - FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK
  12. DAY 12: FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU
  13. DAY 13: TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN
  14. DAY 14: QUEENSTOWN
  15. DAY 15: QUEENSTOWN
    End point Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, The Station, Queenstown, Otago Region 9300, New Zealand 14:30

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • Additional Services

17 Reviews

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  • BS
    Written on April 20, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Robbie John and Frankie were excellent! Very caring and attuned to the needs of the group.Both were great resources when it came to picking an activity. They both were also quite laid back which was appreciated

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the feedback and exactly how we like to think or our guys - relaxed but helpful and professional :)
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  • JO
    Written on April 14, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing trip with an awesome itinerary. Frankie and Robbie-John ran a great operation with a lot of laughs along the way!

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  • LH
    Written on March 28, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Thank you Genna & Charlene for making this experience once in a lifetime!

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks Lois, we'll pass your comment onto the team :)
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  • CC
    Written on March 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Was a magical experience with lots of information and support from the touristic guides

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks so much Carlos - glad you loved your tour
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  • CH
    Written on March 9, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour met all expectations! Frankie was excellent!

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Fantastic! Great to hear thanks Charles, hopefully we'll see you back on board one day :)
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  • Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days reviewer 6
    Written on February 19, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    lifetime experience!

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Sure is! Thanks Seonhee we're so pleased you enjoyed your trip :)
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  • Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days reviewer 7
    Written on February 11, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    This tour was all I had hoped for and more. Genna and Charlene were fantastic, they were full of advice, helpful and good fun. Everyone on the bus got on really well, there was a wide range of ages and nationalities which worked well and made it all the... Read more

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Great to hear Sally, so pleased you enjoyed your trip. Hopefully we'll see you back again one day :)
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  • RM
    Written on January 19, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The itinerary was excellent. The other travelers from various made the interactions fantastic. The group size was too big, but Robbie- John and Frankie did their best in a difficult situation. So many memories in one of the most beautiful countires in the... Read more

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks Ronald and so great to hear you enjoyed your trip.
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  • A
    Written on November 24, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Having a great guide, drivers as well as a diverse group that got along makes for a very memorable trip. It was fun camping. Everyone involved making dinner is a great idea.

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for your great comments, we're so pleased you enjoyed your trip :)
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  • Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days reviewer 10
    Written on April 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The weather made that many points from the program were not done/seen. That's the real pity. I would be advise to share 1 week before the trip the weather conditions so accordingly people could adjust if they go or not. Also to inform about the clothes to... Read more

    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    HI Iwona, I am sorry to hear you didnt get great weather but thanks for the feedback and we will pass this through to our team. Its always changeable in nz but we work around this as best we can.
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Can you please provide more information about how this Lord of the Rings tour operates?

      The Grand Traverse is great for 'Lord of the Rings' fans! The Hobbiton tour is enjoyed on day two of the tour in Rotorua and the 'Pure Glenorchy - Scenic Lord of the Rings Tour' is available either day on our 2 day stop in Queenstowa at the end of the trip.

    • What is the age range of the tour participants?

      Most Flying Kiwi Passengers are solo travelers and the age range is 20-70 on most tours, so there is always a fun mix of people aboard.

    • I would like to know more about the accommodation included on this tour.

      Shared tent accommodation for 2 people per tent are what's included in the Grand Traverse tour price. You can upgrade to have your own tent for the duration of the tour for an additional cost. Please contact us to arrange this.

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    For any tour departing before 23 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 October 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Flying Kiwi. 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 1,953 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 66 km
    • Coromandel (New Zealand)
    • 167 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 63 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
    • 40 km
    • Turangi (New Zealand)
    • 32 km
    • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
    • 242 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 65 km
    • Picton (New Zealand)
    • 126 km
    • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
    • 151 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
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