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'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
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..."
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114 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+6 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

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 6 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
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Wildlife, Sightseeing

114 Reviews

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Good
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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 3
    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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  • 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... Read more

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Itinerary

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

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Additional Services

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  • Europe Summer Team
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Questions & Answers

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

  • 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.

  • 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..."

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  • Madison21st December 2018
    I did lots of research before booking my Europe trip at numerous sites. TourRadar is by far the best. The staff replied immediate to all of my questions and gave me great authentic advice. Great experience so far.

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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 5 April 2019 the full payment of $1,247 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 $1247 for 'Sweet As' South (Start Christchurch, 2018-19, 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 851 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 100 km
  • Arthur's Pass National Park (New Zealand)
  • 67 km
  • Hokitika (New Zealand)
  • 96 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 222 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 130 km
  • Lake Ohau (New Zealand)
  • 56 km
  • Lake Tekapo (New Zealand)
  • 182 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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