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Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days - Flying Kiwi
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Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days

From Auckland to Queenstown
Tour Operator:
Flying Kiwi
Max group size:
26
Age range:
18 to 65
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
2397
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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

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You can request to book this tour, travelling only with people you know.

Itinerary

Start in Auckland and end in Queenstown! With the Adventure tour Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days, you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 17 other destinations in New Zealand. Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1: AUCKLAND - COROMANDEL
    Start point Outside Grand Millennium Hotel, 106 - 110 Vincent Street, Auckland, 106 Vincent 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
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
12 nights
Camping
2 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.3
  • 4.5
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  • NA
    · March 20th, 2020
    New Zealand is beautiful and energizing and the people we met were just great on the tour. There were many highlights to applaud but I want to point out that some of the accomodations, even with upgrades, were below my expectations. More than one were... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Nancy. The farm stay is a highlight for many as they love it's rustic and remote charm. Sam and Janelle indeed do a wonderful job as do all of the team. We do include many things on our trips but items just as skydiving etc... Show more
    Trip date: March 2020
  • AM
    · February 29th, 2020
    Excellent. I am very happy about every aspect of this trip. The only suggestion for change is about the long hours and lack of days off for the bus driver and our guide. This is a hard work and many hours involved. 51 days of driving without day off may... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Hi Aleksandra, thank you for your review it's great to hear you enjoyed your trip. Drivers and guides at times choose to work additional days during the busy season but don't worry we always ensure their work hours fall within the legal logbook... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • SK
    · February 24th, 2020
    The Flying Kiwi tour of New Zealand was an excellent vacation. The trip covered so much of the country in a small amount of time. Each day we were in a different location, and we had the opportunity to sign up for multiple activities. The pace of... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thanks for the review and welcome to the Flying Kiwi family :)
    Trip date: February 2020
  • TV
    · February 10th, 2020
    Overall, the trip was an awesome experience. The leaders Sam and Janelle worked so hard each day to make the trip run smoothly and to solve any passenger concerns quickly. As mentioned on other feedback forms, I really appreciated the daily hiking... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Great and thanks for the 5-star review, Theresa. We really appreciate your feedback and will make sure to pass that all back to our ops team as part of our constant improvement. :)
    Trip date: January 2020
  • VH
    · January 24th, 2020
    I had an awesome time and have seen many awesome things during the trip.
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Fantastic! Thank you Viktoria, great to hear you enjoyed your trip.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • M
    · December 13th, 2019
    Highly recommend, delicious self made food, excellent Guide /driver Very good hire equipment specially (bikes and tents) I liked all those remote campsites which you never find alone. Thanks
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Fantastic, thanks Markus that's great to hear. Cheers, Brenda
    Trip date: September 2019
  • TN
    · December 9th, 2019
    Better than expected: - Flying Kiwi team is great which is led by Bobbi John who has a vast of knowledges of all visited places, history of NZ,, sports, activities. He’s funny, caring & passionate with his team. - Our tourists team has a great... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Great to hear you enjoyed your trip = we will pass your comments on to the team :)
    Trip date: November 2019
  • CS
    · December 2nd, 2019
    A nice tour with a good group of fellow travelers. We traveled a lot, but saw many beautiful places. Our guide and both drivers, the first was replaced, were very nice and helpful. The first team was very inexperienced and it showed. They were both... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to review your trip Chad, we value all feedback. Although we’re disappointed to hear of your cycling experience, I’m pleased overall you had a great time on board the Flying Kiwi bus. Our aim is for everyone to leave New... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • SB
    · November 13th, 2019
    I had a great time on the tour. I've previously only travelled as a family or solo traveller so this was my intro to group bus tours. It was everything I hoped for and more, we had a great group and had so much fun together. I like camping and really... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Great to hear and thank you Susan! We're so pleased you enjoyed your group tour experience and hopefully we'll see you back on board at some stage :)
    Trip date: October 2019
  • BS
    · April 20th, 2019
    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 :)
    Trip date: March 2019

Dates & Availability

15 days
Grand Traverse (from Auckland) - 15 Days
From Auckland to Queenstown
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Can a cabin upgrade be possible?

      Yes, It is possible to have a cabin upgrade. The actual costs are confirmed once all camps have been contacted and their availability and costs advised. Please note all cabin upgrades are subject to availability.Contact us for an arrangement of any cabin upgrade.

    • Will this tour allow passengers with difficulty in walking to participate?

      As long as you are mobile and are able to easily manoeuvre yourself in and out of your tent, onto the bus and around camp etc then you will be fine. All walks are optional and most have a choice of distance.

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      • For any tour departing before December 29th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 29th, 2020, a minimum payment of 30% 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 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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