Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20

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Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20 - Topdeck
Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20 - Topdeck
26 reviews


  • Visit the Bay of Islands
  • See the glowworms in Waitomo Caves
  • Explore Lake Taupo
  • Discover Tongariro NP
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Lodge, Temple, Motel
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Ship
Travel style
Adventure, Coach / Bus, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the adventure tour Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20, you have a 19 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 17 other destinations in New Zealand. Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20 includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

26 Reviews

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  • AM
    Written on March 6, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Covered a ton of ground and saw sooo many different things. Driver and tour guide were awesome! The group of people we top notch - with a great age variety. Some of the food choices could be improved but orherwise has a blast. Also some consideration to... Read more

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  • Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20 reviewer 2
    Written on January 12, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    More hot breakfasts could be included and some more evenings meals to make it worth the price. Also some more included activities for the group would be excellent to create a closer group and break up the drive

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  • Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20 reviewer 3
    Written on January 12, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was absolutely fantastic. It was perfect amount of time to explore both North & South Islands. Our tour guide Daniel was very helpful and have great sense of humor with his meta-humor jokes. John was excellent with his driving skills and not to... Read more

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  • JH
    Written on December 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Brilliant tour with amazing people. Megan and Emily worked together really well. I would suggest that the tour itinerary, trip app and optionals offered matched. The changes/differences made it difficult to plan and budget for the activities you wanted to... Read more

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  • Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20 reviewer 5
    Written on July 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    So pleased with the tour! Everything was brilliant. I am recommending Topdeck to everyone!

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  • Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20 reviewer 6
    Written on March 1, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was better than I expected. Extraordinary journey with a great group of people, couldn't of been better. Stacey and John were both incredible. A+++

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  • L
    Written on February 6, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Missed parts due to top deck not booking properly. Big let downed New Zealand itself was amazing. I broke my arm on tour and the guide was apparently studying paramedics. Blamed rural location for not taking me to the doctors. Seemed put out by my arm. Not... Read more

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  • MR
    Written on January 2, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fabulous well coordinated trip managed extremely well by the tour leader Stacey and bus driver Jon. The experiences provided in New Zealand were extremely positive and every opportunity was given to explore as much of NZ as possible in 18 days.

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  • GM
    Written on October 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    16 Day Grand Kiwi with Taimi as the guide. She was amazing and went above and beyond at helping us all have the best time.

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  • JW
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip is amazing! Our trip manager Taimi is amazing! She made sure we all had a good time and was very informative caring and made sure we got the most out of our trip

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands
  2. Day 2: Bay of Islands
  3. Day 3: Bay of Island to Auckland
  4. Day 4: Auckland to Rotorua
  5. Day 5: Rotorua
  6. Day 6: Rotorua to Tongariro National Park
  7. Day 7: Tongariro National Park
  8. Day 8: Tongariro to Wellington
  9. Day 9: Wellington to Nelson
  10. Day 10: Nelson
  11. Day 11: Nelson to Kaikoura
  12. Day 12: Kaikoura to Christchurch
  13. Day 13: Christchurch to Fox Glacier
  14. Day 14: Fox Glacier to Queenstown
  15. Day 15: Queenstown
  16. Day 16: Queenstown
  17. Day 17: Queenstown
  18. Day 18: Queenstown to Lake Ohau
  19. Day 19: Lake Ohau to Christchurch

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • New Zealand: Why New Zealand?
  • Ultimate Travel Guide: New Zealand
  • Ski New Zealand - Topdeck Travel
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Questions & Answers

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

  • Does this tour includes the glow worm caves at waitoma?

    Unfortunately there wont be enough time on the itinerary for the Waitoma caves, but there may be an opportunity to see glow worms elsewhere on the tour, but it is not guaranteed.

    If you were to arrive in Auckland a couple of days before the tour starts, you could visit Waitoma independently before the tour begins.

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    I was struggling to get seats on a coach tour I was trying to organise at late notice. TourRadar came to the rescue and secured the seats. Not having used them before I was impressed with their rapid response to my initial booking and my subsequent questions.



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Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
Max group size
36 is the maximum group size for Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 May 2019 the full payment of $2,239 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2239 for Grand Kiwi (Ex Auckland) 2019-20, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


Covering a total distance of approx 2,570 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 190 km
  • Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
  • 190 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 194 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 63 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 72 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 125 km
  • Nelson (New Zealand)
  • 46 km
  • Abel Tasman NP (New Zealand)
  • 46 km
  • Nelson (New Zealand)
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