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Trails of New Zealand

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Excellent
17 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+25 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour Trails of New Zealand, you have a 19 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 23 other destinations in New Zealand. Trails of New Zealand is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
18 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Travel style
Discovery

17 Reviews

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 1
    Written on February 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was the trip of a lifetime for me. If you love walking and the great outdoors but want to challenge yourself with some other activities you may not have tried before and see the wildlife and landscape of this fascinating  country with a bunch of like... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 2
    Written on March 12, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    For my partner and me this was a 60th birthday/retirement trip. We have been with Exodus before so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Hard call this one! We loved the Tongariro crossing -... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 3
    Written on March 12, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    For my partner and me this was a 60th birthday/retirement trip. We have been with Exodus before so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Hard call this one! We loved the Tongariro crossing -... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 4
    Written on March 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    It is impossible to do all of New Zealand in under 3 weeks but this trip comes as near as is physically possible. A brilliant mix of sight seeing, culture and adrenaline rush!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Undoubtedly walking the... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 5
    Written on March 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    It is impossible to do all of New Zealand in under 3 weeks but this trip comes as near as is physically possible. A brilliant mix of sight seeing, culture and adrenaline rush!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Undoubtedly walking the... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 6
    Written on January 21, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Every day exceeded our expectations.  The group were a great crowd.  The weather was fantastic.  The scenery was awesome and the activities were incredible.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There wasn't a bad day on this holiday, but if... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 7
    Written on January 21, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Every day exceeded our expectations.  The group were a great crowd.  The weather was fantastic.  The scenery was awesome and the activities were incredible.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?There wasn't a bad day on this holiday, but if... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 8
    Written on March 2, 2011
    3.0 - Average

    visiting new zealand is like visiting a child. the land itself is still developing. its fresh and exciting. you get the feeling that its looking forward to its future. its not jaded like europe. it has an unique history - no major battles have been fought... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 9
    Written on March 2, 2011
    3.0 - Average

    visiting new zealand is like visiting a child. the land itself is still developing. its fresh and exciting. you get the feeling that its looking forward to its future. its not jaded like europe. it has an unique history - no major battles have been fought... Read more

  • Trails of New Zealand reviewer 10
    Written on April 6, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    An amazing trip, it was so much more than we expected and was good value. In 3 weeks we were able to travel through the North and South Island, having a variety of adventures- trekking, caving, kayaking heli-hiking and Fiord and glacial lake cruises. Every... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Auckland
  2. Day 2: Visit Rangitoto Island
  3. Day 3: To Rotorua
  4. Day 4: To Tongariro N.P
  5. Day 5: Hike Tongariro Crossing
  6. Day 6: To Wellington
  7. Day 7: Ferry across Cook Strait to Marlborough; drive to Abel Tasman N.P
  8. Day 8: Half day coastal walk; boat to Motueka
  9. Day 9: To Buller River; sunset walk at Punakaiki
  10. Day 10: To Fox Glacier passing Okarito en route
  11. Day 11: Walk to Fox Glacier; continue to Wanaka
  12. Day 12: Jet boat in Matukitiki
  13. Day 13: Transfer to Milford Sound and board overnight boat
  14. Day 14: Cruise Inner Sound; drive to Queenstown
  15. Day 15: Free day in Queenstown
  16. Day 16: Transfer to Mt Cook N.P.; trek in Hooker Valley
  17. Day 17: Drive to Christchurch via Canterbury Plains
  18. Day 18: Hike to summit walkway for spectacular views
  19. Day 19: End Christchurch.

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  • What kind of buses will be used for the tour?

    The bus size varies depending on the total number of clients on a trip. Generally for the Exodus trips they will use 13 – 16 seaters and try to allow at least a couple of spare seats. None of the vehicles have toilets on board.

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Location
Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 January 2019 the full payment of $7,035 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $7035 for Trails of New Zealand, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Exodus Travels tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,352 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 30 km
  • Tiritiri Matangi (New Zealand)
  • 209 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 141 km
  • Mount Ruapehu (New Zealand)
  • 10 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 65 km
  • Picton (New Zealand)
  • 60 km
  • Nelson (New Zealand)
  • 27 km
  • Motueka (New Zealand)
  • 14 km
  • Marahau (New Zealand)
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