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'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, Base, 9 Days)

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Alvin "Susie Ferkins is the best tour guide for contiki ever. If you travel to New Zealand, i would recommend Susie Ferkins for the tour guide. She explains everything really clear and recommends some good places to dine and also to party/drink. Everything went smooth and all activities went smooth. The accommodations were really great and Queenstown is one of the best town and have the best accommodatio..."
Excellent
108 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+4 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a jacuzzi at Mount Cook
  • Lose yourself in Queenstown nightlife
  • Have an adventure at Hasst Pass
  • Explore Maori culture and traditions
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour 'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, Base, 9 Days), you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. 'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, Base, 9 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

108 Reviews

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  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, Base, 9 Days) reviewer 1
    Written on April 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Unbelievably amazing tour. Everything was extremely professional and well organized. I had the time of my life. I highly recommend this tour.
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  • B
    Written on October 26, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was everything i expected plus more our guide ed was really good at his job and raf the driver was the best bus driver iv ever experienced
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  • JD
    Written on March 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My trip with Contiki was absolutely amazing! Susie and Pat are brilliant. The tour was really organised and we'll run. Definitely recommend doing a tour with Contiki.
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  • KH
    Written on March 10, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was amazing. It was my first contiki so I didn't know what to expect. But our trip leader and driver were more than amazing ! They made it a trip of a life time and I've been on two contikis since and neither come close to the New Zealand. The accommodations were wonderful, and the coach we had was more than great to travel the country in.
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  • D
    Written on March 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was excellent. Exceeded expectations, and the knowledge Susie had of NZ was thorough and relevant.
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  • AP
    Written on March 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an awesome trip. I really don't know if there could be a better guide out there than Susie, she was great.
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  • AT
    Written on March 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie Ferkins is the best tour guide for contiki ever. If you travel to New Zealand, i would recommend Susie Ferkins for the tour guide. She explains everything really clear and recommends some good places to dine and also to party/drink. Everything went smooth and all activities went smooth. The accommodations were really great and Queenstown is one of the best town and have the best accommodation. I would also recommend Pat as the best bus driver for driving Point A to B. Best driving skills. Remember Susie, Never forget the Asian twins and no one can replace them! hahah
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  • A
    Written on March 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Probably one of the best tour guide haha...love every bit of the trip. Who knows we may cross path again. Time will tell :). Keep up the good tour guide all the best.
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  • CS
    Written on March 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trip was awesome, way exceeded my expectations. Tour guide susie and driver patty made it!!!
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  • AJ
    Written on March 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best tour guide on the planet!!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau via Lake Tekapo
  2. Day 2: Lake Ohau to Dunedin
  3. Day 3: Dunedin to Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown
  7. Day 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier
  8. Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier
  9. Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

    • What is the age range of this tour?

      Contiki runs tours exclusively for travellers between ages 18-35 years only. They are designed and marketed towards budget-minded young travellers wanting to meet other people their age from all over the world. These tend to be very popular with students and backpackers.

      If you are looking for a tour better suited to your age range and travel style, please contact our Customer Support team.

    • Which hotels would the accommodation be made in?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

    • Is there a single room available for pre and post tour accommodation?

      Yes, there is a single room available, but it may be cheaper to stay in a twin share option for pre and post tour accommodation. Please contact us to arrange this.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Isobel Needham
      "Well hello there, its so nice of you to visit my profile page. Im a double lucky guide as i get to work..."
    • Susie Ferkins
      "My spontaneous decision to work for Contiki was the best choice I ever made. I still pinch myself to..."
    • Hailee Gypsy Atkins
      "Hey hey, I'm Hailee or Lee as I'm better known and I have been working for Contiki Asia since 2013. I..."

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Nancy17th May 2018
      I was able to review many different tours, prices and length at one site which saved me a lot of time in researching my options of which tour to pick. The filters helped to narrow the search.

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    About the countries

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    Location
    Start and end in Christchurch.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 30 August 2018 the full payment of $1,160 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1160 for 'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, Base, 9 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,019 km.
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 237 km
    • Lake Ohau (New Zealand)
    • 190 km
    • Dunedin (New Zealand)
    • 172 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 222 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 199 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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