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Epic NZ Tour - Haka Tours
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23 days

Epic NZ Tour

From Auckland to Wellington
Tour Operator:
Haka Tours
Max group size:
16
Age range:
18 to 49
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
2409
Private available:
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US $3,572
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Highlights

  • Explore volcanic islands
  • Drive along the 90 Mile Beach
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Enjoy the famous Hot Water Beach

Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Auckland and end in Wellington! With the Adventure tour Epic NZ Tour, you have a 23 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 17 other destinations in New Zealand. Epic NZ Tour includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Auckland to Paihia
  2. Day 2: Paihia
  3. Day 3: Paihia to Auckland
  4. Day 4: Auckland to Coromandel
  5. Day 5: Coromandel to Rotorua
  6. Day 6: Rotorua
  7. Day 7: Rotorua to Murupara
  8. Day 8: Murupara to Taupō
  9. Day 9: Taupō
  10. Day 10: Taupō to Wellington
  11. Day 11: Wellington to Kaikōura
  12. Day 12: Kaikōura to Christchurch
  13. Day 13: Christchurch to MacKenzie Country
  14. Day 14: MacKenzie Country to Queenstown
  15. Day 15: Queenstown
  16. Day 16: Queenstown to Wanaka
  17. Day 17: Wanaka to Franz Josef
  18. Day 18: Franz Josef
  19. Day 19: Franz Josef to Punakaiki
  20. Day 20: Punakaiki
  21. Day 21: Punakaiki to Abel Tasman
  22. Day 22: Abel Tasman
  23. Day 23: Abel Tasman to Wellington
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  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
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  • E
    · January 6th, 2020
    Do it if you want to get a good overview of both Islands. Book a private room if you need some privacy. The Haka Team had been very helpful from the first contact and responedxquickly and with high efficiency. Thanks to all of them I booked
    Trip date: November 2019
  • Epic NZ Tour reviewer 2
    · December 14th, 2019
    To avoid absolutly !! Avis sur Tour légendaire de Nouvelle-Zélande de 20 jours Avis en attente I booked the 20 days tour for 2000€ (3599$) Haka tour is a scam !! Be very careful and I give you all the reasons with links : The price is really too... Show more
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you didn’t have a positive experience with us. We pride ourselves on excellent customer feedback (average of 4.5 starts on Tour Radar) and this is the first time we have received a 1 star... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • E
    · November 30th, 2019
    Perfect for someone who wants to see North and South Island. Mixed group, that was a great experience. Good mixture of nature, adventure, culture. Everybody had a good selection of activities to choose of, although our interests were quite different.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • Epic NZ Tour reviewer 4
    · August 14th, 2019
    I did the 24-day Epic Tour this past July and it truly was epic in every sense of the word. Si was a fantastic tour guide and always went above and beyond to make our trip just that - epic. It's a beautiful country and while you will have inconsistent... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • C
    · August 13th, 2019
    You get a real insight in Maori community and not a movie version, great scenery, tourguide and amazing atmosphere
    Trip date: June 2019
  • C
    · May 2nd, 2019
    It was a fun and energetic tour, but there were some things that we were suppose to do and didn't. One was go to Mt. Eden in Auckland.
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora Carli, Thank you so much for this great review of Haka Tours and our Epic NZ tour! We're so glad we could show you the best of NZ from the Bay of Islands through to Queenstown and most of the South Island! We're sorry you didn't get to the top... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • G
    · March 28th, 2019
    I did the 24 epic NZ tour, I was nervous initially as I’d never done anything like this before and I was a lone female traveller but I absolutely loved it! New Zealand is beautiful, Gracey our tour guild was so energetic and informative, the group was a... Show more
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Gemma, we love this five star review of the Epic NZ Tour with Gracey as it encompasses all of what we strive to provide our guests. It sounds like you had an absolute blast and felt at home with our small group tour. Yes, it's so hard to see... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
  • A
    · March 20th, 2019
    Travelling with Haka Tours is the best way to see and experience the most of the country. The tour guide knows the best spots and you also get some awesome cultural experiences, which are already included in the tour. It was an amazing time!
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thanks for your great review of the Epic Tour of NZ with Haka Tours! We're so glad you had a wonderful time seeing the best of Aotearoa/New Zealand and we're sure you took away some wonderful memories..
    Trip date: March 2019
  • A
    · March 2nd, 2019
    It was the most amazing experience. The people I’ve met and the places I’ve visited. Would recommend it to everyone!
    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thanks for your five star review of Haka Tours and our Epic NZ Tour! That's so great that you had such a wonderful experience travelling New Zealand with us. We're so glad you get to take away some wonderful memories and made new friends on tour.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • I
    · February 28th, 2019
    I loved absolutely everything about this tour. It was the best time of my life. New Zealand is paradise on earth. All the beauty I was allowed to see within the last month can't be put into words. Haka Tours offers perfect service. From the moment I... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019

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23 days
Epic NZ Tour
From Auckland to Wellington
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    • Why should I choose TourRadar?

      There are many other benefits to booking through Tourradar as well- We will beat any operator price being offered- so saving money is the first benefit! Also, TourRadar adds cash credits to your account after confirming your booking with us. You can use this rewards credit towards your next eligible tour booking. The reward credit is displayed on the tour booking page and of course you can combine these with any valid operator discounts too. TourRadar credits do not expire. It all adds up.

    • Does this include huka falls and doubtful sounds?

      This tour does not include those destinations. However, it does go to the Milford Sound, which is in the same region as Doubtful Sound. You also have some time in Lake Taupo which is connected to Huka Falls, and you can certainly do some exploring to see the Falls.

    • I saw that accommodation, guides, meals and transport are included in this tour, but can you please advise me on the price of the extra activities available on the tour?

      Below are a list of activities available to do on the NZ Epic Tour, these are not included in the tour price :) Please note that these prices are in NZD and are correct as of 23 September 2016, but are subject to change at any time.

      Swimming with Dolphins - Paihia $110
      Hole in the Rock Cruise - Paihia $105
      Scuba Diving $239 - $289
      Skydiving - Paihia $329 - $399
      Tall Ship Sailing $145
      Day Trip to Cape Reinga $124
      Discover Scuba $250
      Sea Kayaking $105
      Black Water Rafting $135
      Lost World Caving Experience $360
      Ogo $49
      Rafting Kaituna River $95
      Water Touch Bungy $169
      The Shire Set Tour in Rotorua $114
      Sledging $109
      The Tongariro Crossing $65 - $175
      Skydiving over Lake Taupo $249 - $339
      Sail Lake Taupo $44
      Water Touch Bungy $169
      Sail Fearless $39
      Water Touch Bungy $169
      Swimming with Dolphins (Kaikora) $90 - $170
      Whale Watching $145
      Hot Air Ballooning $365
      Scenic Flight $360
      Kawarau Bridge Bungy $195
      Paragliding $219
      Paragliding $219
      Canyon Swing $219
      Skiing/Snowboarding Day at The Remarks $160
      Canyoning Queenstown (October - April Only)$199
      Nevis Bungy $50 - $275
      Kawarau Bridge Bungy $195
      Extreme Jet Boating $135
      Horse Trekking at Glenorchy $165
      Heli-Mountain Biking $399
      Milford Sound Trip $125 - $499
      Skydiving over The Remarks $335 - $409
      Middle-earth Tour in Queenstown $175
      Paragliding $219
      Canyon Swing $219
      Canyoning Queenstown (October - April Only)$199
      Nevis Bungy $50 - $275
      Kawarau Bridge Bungy $195
      Extreme Jet Boating $135
      Horse Trekking at Glenorchy $165
      Skydiving over Southern Alps $329 - $429
      Heli-Mountain Biking $399
      Tiger Moth Acrobatic Plane Ride $289
      Skydiving over The Remarks $335 - $409
      Skydiving over Southern Alps $329 - $429
      Tiger Moth Acrobatic Plane Ride $289
      Heli-Experience with Snow Landing $240
      Kayak in Glacier Country $115
      Heli-Ice Explorer $339
      Glacier Heli Hike $435
      Quad Biking $160
      Underground Rafting $175
      Skydiving - Abel Tasman $299 - $399
      Kayaking $99
      Abel Tasman Canyons $235

    • What kind of accommodation and transportation is on this tour?

      The tour includes accommodation staying at hostels in 4 - 8 dorm share rooms. Our customer can pay extra to a private room for the duration of tour.

      All transport on tour is included and we travel in 22 to 25-seater Toyota coasters or Rosa and we only take a maximum of 16 people. Age is just a number, attitude is far more important.

    • Is accommodation included?

      The tour includes accommodation staying in hostel/backpackers in 4 - 8 dorm share rooms. Our customer can pay to up grade to a private room for the duration of tour.

    • Is transportation included?

      All transportation on tour is included and we travel in 22 to 25-seater Toyota coasters or Rosa and we only take a maximum of 16 people.

    • Can my 12 year old kid join this tour?

      The tour operator has a minimum age of 18 due to the nature of the tours.

      Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

    • What are the inclusions of this tour?

      Please see the inclusions for this tour below:

      - Transport, breakfast and accommodation ( max 6 share, upgrades available)
      - Passionate Kiwi guide
      - Maori Cultural experience in the Coromandel and Rotorua
      - Traditional Maori ‘Hangi’ (food cooked using heated rocks and buried in an underground oven)
      - Explore an extraordinary geyserland, with candy coloured water at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
      - Sail between the North and South islands across the iconic Cook Strait
      - Stay for two nights deep in the rain forest on the South Island's west coast
      - Learn to carve your own ‘Tiki’ pendant from bone
      - Gondola ride in Queenstown to see panoramic views of the "Adventure Capital of the World"
      - Spend time in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, with an overnight boat trip.

    • Is there a single room option for solo travellers?

      If you are travelling solo, having your own room would come at a quite significant cost, but in this case you will get only double rooms, as there aren't any single rooms where you will be staying.

    • Is the airfare included on this trip?

      TourRadar specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour. A good website to search for great prices would be kayak.com and/or skyscanner.com

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      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

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    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 4th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 4th, 2021, a minimum payment of $80 is required to confirm your booking with Haka Tours. 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 50 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Haka Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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