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'Sweet As' South (Reverse) Until Sep 2018

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'Sweet As' South (Reverse) Until Sep 2018 - Contiki
'Sweet As' South (Reverse) Until Sep 2018 - Contiki
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

  • Speed down rivers on jetboats
  • Relax at Milton Sound
  • Ice climb at Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Explore white stone mountains
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Christchurch! With the in-depth cultural tour 'Sweet As' South (Reverse) Until Sep 2018, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 4 other destinations in New Zealand. 'Sweet As' South (Reverse) Until Sep 2018 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

108 Reviews

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  • 'Sweet As' South (Reverse) Until Sep 2018 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 Franz Josef Glacier
  2. Day 2: Franz Josef Glacier
  3. Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown
  5. Day 5 - 7: Queenstown
  6. Day 7: Queenstown to Dunedin
  7. Day 8: Dunedin to Lake Ohau
  8. Day 9: Lake Ohau to Christchurch

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

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

  • April 1, 2016

    Are there any gliding activities available on this tour?

    Gliding is unavailable by this operator, as it is a high risk sport, mind you there is other heart pumping adrenaline rushed activities such as bungee jumping, sky swinging available at your personal expense on this tour.

  • April 1, 2016

    What are the optional activities?

    Please, see below the list of included activities and optional activities:

    Scenic drive across the Southern Alps
    Stop at Arthurs Pass
    See a demonstration of traditional Maori greenstone carving
    Chill out at our legendary theme party
    Drive through Haast Pass & see Thunder Creek Falls
    Get cerebral with a visit to Wanaka's Puzzling World!
    Explore tiny Arrowtown
    Set your pulse racing with a hair-raising ride on the Shotover Jet
    Entry to one of Queenstown's hottest nightspots
    Stop at AJ Hackett's Kawarau Bridge
    Stop in Alexandra in Central Otago
    Tour & tasting at the iconic Speight's Brewery
    See Baldwin Street, the world's steepest street
    Visit the impressive Moeraki Boulders
    Stop at Oamaru & Benmore Dam

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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..."

What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Martina25th April 2018
    The website is very complete and easy to navigate. All the information I could need was there and it made it easy for me to research and choose the tour that suited me the most. Moreover I got nice discounts. Will definitely keep using TourRadar

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Location
Start and end in Christchurch.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
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 9 July 2018 the full payment of $1,365 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 $1365 for 'Sweet As' South (Reverse) Until Sep 2018, 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)
  • 199 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 222 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 172 km
  • Dunedin (New Zealand)
  • 190 km
  • Lake Ohau (New Zealand)
  • 237 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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