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Trails of New Zealand - Exodus Travels
19 days

Trails of New Zealand

From Auckland to Christchurch
Max group size:
14
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
33190
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Places You’ll See

  • Auckland
    Auckland
  • Rotorua
    Rotorua
  • Mount Ruapehu
    Mount Ruapehu
  • Tongariro National Park
    Tongariro National Park
  • Wellington
    Wellington
  • Picton
    Picton
  • Abel Tasman NP
    Abel Tasman NP
  • Punakaiki
    Punakaiki
  • Fox Glacier
    Fox Glacier
  • Wanaka
    Wanaka
  • Te Anau
    Te Anau
  • Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
  • Queenstown
    Queenstown
  • Mount Cook
    Mount Cook
  • Christchurch
    Christchurch
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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 Matukituki
  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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    • A
      February 04, 2013
      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... Show more
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    • A
      March 12, 2012
      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... Show more
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    • A
      March 12, 2012
      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... Show more
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    • A
      March 04, 2012
      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... Show more
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    • A
      March 04, 2012
      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... Show more
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    • A
      January 21, 2012
      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... Show more
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    • A
      January 21, 2012
      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... Show more
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    • A
      March 02, 2011
      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... Show more
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    • A
      March 02, 2011
      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... Show more
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    • A
      April 06, 2010
      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.... Show more
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    Trails of New Zealand
    From Auckland to Christchurch
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      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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