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Grand Kiwi (ex. Auckland) 2018-19 (Te Anau)

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Grand Kiwi (ex. Auckland) 2018-19 (Te Anau) - Topdeck
Grand Kiwi (ex. Auckland) 2018-19 (Te Anau) - Topdeck
Hayley "The trip was fantastic. The guide, Taimi Maidla, was friendly, funny and super helpful. I had so much fun learning about each place we went to thanks to her knowledge and engaging way of presenting information. She helped organise extra activities and recommended stuff based on what we liked previously. She was also an all round lovely person with whom I could have a conversation with about things..."
Excellent
23 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+19
Ends
Christchurch
Map

Highlights

  • Visit the Bay of Islands
  • See the glowworms in Waitomo Caves
  • Explore Lake Taupo
  • Discover Tongariro NP
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Lodge, Temple, Motel
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour Grand Kiwi (ex. Auckland) 2018-19 (Te Anau), 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) 2018-19 (Te Anau) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

23 Reviews

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Good
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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) 2018-19 (Te Anau) reviewer 2
    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) 2018-19 (Te Anau) reviewer 3
    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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  • D
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Grand Kiwi topdeck trip was amazing! The whole thing was memorable and immediately missable - Taimi (the awesome tour guide with the knack for putting everyone at ease) and Chris (the cheeky bus driver), the bus/es (Maxine and Bert), the whole tour in... Read more

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  • S
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    In May 2017 I decided to do a trip with Topdeck I have never previously been on a Topdeck or travelled with any other company, the team at Topdeck was so welcoming and extremely Knowledgeable about the areas we were traveling to as well as showed us some... Read more

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  • HG
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was fantastic. The guide, Taimi Maidla, was friendly, funny and super helpful. I had so much fun learning about each place we went to thanks to her knowledge and engaging way of presenting information. She helped organise extra activities and... Read more

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Itinerary

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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 Marae Stay
  5. Day 5: Marae to 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 (Milford Sound)
  18. Day 18: Te Anau to Lake Ohau
  19. Day 19: Lake Ohau to Christchurch

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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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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    About the countries

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    Location
    Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
    Max group size
    36 is the maximum group size for Grand Kiwi (ex. Auckland) 2018-19 (Te Anau).
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 January 2019 the full payment of $2,245 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 $2245 for Grand Kiwi (ex. Auckland) 2018-19 (Te Anau), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    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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