'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 2018-19, 9 Days)

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'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 2018-19, 9 Days) - Contiki
'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 2018-19, 9 Days) - Contiki
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New Zealand South Island


Start and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour 'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 2018-19, 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, 2018-19, 9 Days) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
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Train & Rail
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

116 Reviews

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  • MN
    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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  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 2018-19, 9 Days) reviewer 2
    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 (Start Christchurch, 2018-19, 9 Days) reviewer 5
    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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  • KB
    Written on March 16, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie is f*****g amazing!!! So helpful, kind, informative and fun! She made the trip awesome!

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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... Read more

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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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  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

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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
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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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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
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    • Susie Ferkins
      "My spontaneous decision to work for Contiki was the best choice I ever made. I still pinch myself to..."
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    • Eleanor G4th February 2018
      We were so pleased to have been able to get the tour we wanted at an amazing price!



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    Start and end in Christchurch.
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    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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