Grand Traverse from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic
- Our saving
- US $ 1,577
- 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
- Hostel, Camping, Berth / Cabin
- Max Group Size
- Coach / Bus, Ferry
- Travel style
- Adventure, Bicycle, Hiking & Trekking, Christmas & New Year
- Rather Poor
- RMRonaldWritten on January 19, 20194.5 - 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 moreShow detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewThanks Ronald and so great to hear you enjoyed your trip.
- AAnonymousWritten on November 24, 20184.5 - 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.Show detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewThank you for your great comments, we're so pleased you enjoyed your trip :)
- IwonaWritten on April 22, 20184.5 - 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 moreShow detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewHI 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.
- KHKaraWritten on April 15, 20184.5 - Excellent
Fabulous adventure camping tour covering a broad range of nature, hiking , adventure experiences. The guides were so fun and accomodating, knowledgeable and well Organized. The group a fun mix of people from all over the world. At 60, I had no problems... Read moreShow detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewSo pleased you had a great tour Kara and thanks for your feedback
- THTingWritten on January 28, 20184.5 - Excellent
I had such a good time on my Grand Traverse tour with Robbi-John and Bente that I extended my trip with Flying Kiwi to stay on with the group! It was the best decision. If I were to do it all over again, I would book the Ultimate Explorer to get the full... Read moreShow detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewthanks for the kind words Ting and we will pass your comment on to the guides :)
- CristinaWritten on December 4, 20175.0 - Excellent
I really enjoyed the experience of spending so much time outdoors. This was my first time really hiking, and thanks to the Tongariro and Routeburn tracks, I have a new found love! The Flying Kiwi team does an exceptional job at enhancing each individuals... Read moreShow detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewThanks so much for the kind words Cristina and so pleased you had a great trip. :)
- PamelaWritten on March 29, 20174.5 - Excellent
The camping equipment, food and knowledge of places was A1. Bus wasn't comfortable on the longer legs of travel. The guides wer great listeners and tailored advice to the interests of a wide range of travellers. Excellent value for money. To cater for a... Read moreShow detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewthanks for the great comments re the equipment, food, guides and places and we are so pleased to see you had a great trip. :) Its very unusual and unfortunate that due to a technical issue we had to change buses for some of your trip. Our newer vehicles do cover the tour faster and we only use these backup vehicles to cover these exceptional circumstances and ensure the tour can continue to sun smoothly. Hopefully you will get to try us again one day.
- ASALICEWritten on July 1, 20164.5 - Excellent
It's a trip of a lifetimeShow detailed ratingsFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewthanks alice and so pleased to hear you had a great trip
- ADave CahillWritten on March 15, 2010
I came back from the most amazing three month trip around USA, NZ, Aus, Thailand and Malaysia in March of last year. I am writing about all of the highlights and best things we did whilst we were travelling - one of which was definitely the Flying Kiwi... Read moreFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewSo pleased this was one of the highlights of your exciting trip.
- Alinz zWritten on March 9, 2010
I decided to travel with flying kiwi as i wanted to travel witha group but something a little less party style. The trip was absolutely perfect....guides were great and met heaps of cool people from all corners of the globe. the highlight of the trip... Read moreFlying Kiwi commented on this reviewThanks - your description of the trips is also absolutely perfect! :)
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DAY 1: AUCKLAND - COROMANDEL
Start point Bus stop (opposite ferry terminal), 172 Quay Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 10:00
- DAY 2: COROMANDEL - ROTORUA
- DAY 3: ROTORUA - TONGARIRO
- DAY 4: TONGARIRO - KAPITI COAST
- DAY 5: KAPITI COAST - WELLINGTON - PICTON
- DAY 6: PICTON - KAIKOURA
- DAY 7: KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH - RANGITATA
- DAY 8: RANGITATA - LAKE PUKAKI
- DAY 9: LAKE PUKAKI - AORAKI NATIONAL PARK - MOERAKI
- DAY 10: MOERAKI - DUNEDIN
- DAY 11: DUNEDIN - FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK
- DAY 12: FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU
- DAY 13: TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN
- DAY 14: QUEENSTOWN
DAY 15: QUEENSTOWN
End point Corner of Shotover and Camp Street, The Station, Queenstown, Otago Region 9300, New Zealand 14:30
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AccommodationRated Good by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Questions & Answers
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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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Grand Traverse from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic
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- MondayApr 8, 2019from Auckland15 DaysMondayApr 22, 2019to Queenstown4 seats left$434$2,011-22%USD $1,577
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- 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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