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New Zealand Explorer - Explore!
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19 days

New Zealand Explorer

From Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
31880
Private available:
From
US $6,320
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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 Christchurch! With the Discovery tour New Zealand Explorer, you have a 19 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 18 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Auckland
  2. Day 2: Explore Auckland; visit Hobbiton and drive to the Bay of Plenty
  3. Day 3: Free day on the coast; take a boat trip to a protected wildlife colony or visit the Wai-O-Tapu geothermal pools. Evening Maori banquet
  4. Day 4: Drive to Gisborne through the Waioeka Gorge
  5. Day 5: Drive to Napier; visit Hawke's Bay vineyard
  6. Day 6: Free time in Napier; drive to Wellington
  7. Day 7: Free day to explore the capital
  8. Day 8: Ferry across the Cook Strait to Picton; drive to Nelson
  9. Day 9: Explore the Abel Tasman National Park by boat and on foot
  10. Day 10: Scenic drive on the Great Coast Road to Hokitika
  11. Day 11: Visit Franz Josef Glacier en route to Fox Glacier
  12. Day 12: Explore Fox Glacier then travel to Wanaka
  13. Day 13: Free day in Wanaka
  14. Day 14: Overnight cruise on the Doubtful Sound
  15. Day 15: Sail back to the mainland; drive to Dunedin
  16. Day 16: Free morning; afternoon wildlife cruise to see albatross
  17. Day 17: Drive to Mackenzie Country via the Moeraki Boulders
  18. Day 18: Drive to Christchurch
  19. Day 19: Trip ends in Christchurch
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.5
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    We enjoyed this trip so much we have just booked an Explore holiday in Sri Lanka in January 2020.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the great review, we're glad to see you on another tour with us!
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    I would just like to reiterate how good the leader (Hans Korsika) was. He helped make the holiday one of the best I have ever had.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the lovely comments, we'll be certain to pass them on to Hans.
    Trip date: November 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    the trip contained a number of optional packages it would be useful to have some sort of price guidance on these so one could budget in advance.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. All of our trips have a list of optional excursions that can be booked in country - these are viewable on the trip notes on our website.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

19 days
New Zealand Explorer
From Auckland to Christchurch
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    New Zealand Dollar
    New Zealand
  • Plugs & Adapters

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

    Type I
    New Zealand
  • 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 23rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 23rd, 2021, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. 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 65 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 Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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