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'Sweet As' South - Contiki
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Nadjaliette "Overall this tour was good. Most of the accommodation was good except for Queenstown where you stay in Jucy Snooze pods for 4 nights which was incredibly cramped and uncomfortable. However, the breakfast there was good. More quick photo opportunities along the way would have been appreciated and I wish we would have been given more cultural/historical information. It sometimes just seemed like acc..."
Excellent
120 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+4 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Journey past snow-capped mountains and lush lakes
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown
  • Fall in love with the natural beauty of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Admire the serenity on the waters of Milford Sound
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Contiki
Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour 'Sweet As' South, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. 'Sweet As' South includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Christchurch to Lake Ohau via Lake Tekapo
  2. Day 2: Lake Ohau to Te Anau via Arrowtown
  3. Day 3: Te Anau to Queenstown via Milford Sound
  4. Day 4: Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown
  7. Day 7: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier via Wanaka & Haast Pass
  8. Day 8: Franz Josef Glacier
  9. Day 9: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch via Hokitika & Arther's Pass

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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  • Additional Services

120 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • 'Sweet As' South reviewer 1
    Written on October 14, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    South Island is the most beautiful place I've ever seen!

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  • Written on October 6, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Rae, our trip manager, and Dylan, our driver, were great. They were always punctual, cheery and really friendly even in early mornings (which are really hard not for grumpy people like me lol), and made sure the whole tour is smooth and totally stress free.... Read more

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  • 'Sweet As' South reviewer 3
    Written on July 5, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Couldn't recommend NZ or this Contiki Tour enough! In terms of Scenery, nightlife, adventure activities, and value for money - the South Island and this tour delivers. Our guide Susie was an absolute legend, who went above and beyond to ensure everyone... Read more

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  • 'Sweet As' South reviewer 4
    Written on March 14, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    This trip was amazing! I'd highly recommend everyone doing a Contiki at some point in their life. I met some amazing people from all over the world, we shared some unforgettable experiences and our tour manager was an absolute champ!

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  • RM
    Written on February 27, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Awesome tour. Would reccomend

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  • 'Sweet As' South reviewer 6
    Written on February 27, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a fantastic tour experience and also they were responsible guide manager and driver.

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  • NH
    Written on December 19, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Overall this tour was good. Most of the accommodation was good except for Queenstown where you stay in Jucy Snooze pods for 4 nights which was incredibly cramped and uncomfortable. However, the breakfast there was good. More quick photo opportunities along... Read more

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  • SK
    Written on December 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Met some amazing people and loved Rae and Josh on the trip who were our guides. Definitely would go back with them again! Had so much fun!

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  • 'Sweet As' South reviewer 9
    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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Questions & Answers

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

    • I am a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are travelling alone Contiki can either match you up with another like-minded travellers of the same sex for no additional cost or if available you can choose to have the privacy of your own private room by paying a single supplement.

    • I am a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are travelling alone Contiki can either match you up with another like-minded travellers of the same sex for no additional cost or if available you can choose to have the privacy of your own private room by paying a single supplement.

    • Will I have to share a room on the tour?

      Shared accommodation with other like-minded travellers is normal on Contiki, and is all part of the experience. How many people you will be sharing with depends on the region, travel style and type of accommodation, but twin or quad same-sex sharing is generally the case.

    • Will I have to share a room on the tour?

      Shared accommodation with other like-minded travellers is normal on Contiki, and is all part of the experience. How many people you will be sharing with depends on the region, travel style and type of accommodation, but twin or quad same-sex sharing is generally the case.

    • Can I see the accommodation list?

      Generally three weeks prior to your Contiki trips departure date you will be sent a list of your accommodation within your pre-travel finalised documents.

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    Location
    Start and end in Christchurch.
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    For any tour departing before 16 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 16 January 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. 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 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    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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