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Sweet As South Reverse (Until Sept 2022) (Wellington To Christchurch, 21-22, Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 10 Days) - Contiki

Sweet As South Reverse (Until Sept 2022) (Wellington To Christchurch, 21-22, Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 10 Days)

10 days
4.8
(90)
From Wellington to Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Contiki
Max group size:
50
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
34707
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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Highlights

  • Take a cruise in the beautiful Milford Sound
  • Experience a Scenic Helicopter Flight and Glacier Landing
  • See a native greenstone carving demonstration and Maori art
  • Get stunning sweeping views of Queenstown by Ledge Swing

Itinerary

Start in Wellington and end in Christchurch! With the Explorer tour Sweet As South Reverse (Until Sept 2022) (Wellington To Christchurch, 21-22, Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 10 Days), you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Wellington, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Sweet As South Reverse (Until Sept 2022) (Wellington To Christchurch, 21-22, Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 10 Days) includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Wellington to Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier
  3. Day 3: Franz Josef Glacier
  4. Day 4: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown
  7. Day 7: Queenstown
  8. Day 8: Queenstown to Te Anau
  9. Day 9: Te Anau to Lake Ohau
  10. Day 10: Lake Ohau to Christchurch
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
Lodge

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.6
  • 4.7
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  • SN
    · June 8th, 2020
    not even exaggerating when I say this. my time spent in sweet as south was literally the best time of my life. never in my life have I been happier. its been a year now and I still can't stop thinking about my experience and how amazing the people I... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
  • Sweet As South Reverse (Until Sept 2022) (Wellington To Christchurch, 21-22, Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 10 Days) reviewer 2
    · October 14th, 2019
    South Island is the most beautiful place I've ever seen!
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Luisa, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Sweet As South Reverse (Until Sept 2022) (Wellington To Christchurch, 21-22, Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 10 Days) reviewer 3
    · July 5th, 2019
    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... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Brody, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had an amazing time on the trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • NH
    · December 19th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Nadja, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. Your feedbacks matter to us and motivate us. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: November 2018
  • B
    · October 26th, 2017
    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
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Brittany, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: September 2017
  • JD
    · March 28th, 2017
    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.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Jack, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had an absolutely amazing trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
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    Trip date: March 2017
  • D
    · March 3rd, 2017
    Trip was excellent. Exceeded expectations, and the knowledge Susie had of NZ was thorough and relevant.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Dave, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had an excellent trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: February 2017
  • A
    · March 1st, 2017
    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.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Albert, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you loved the trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: January 2017
  • CS
    · March 1st, 2017
    Trip was awesome, way exceeded my expectations. Tour guide susie and driver patty made it!!!
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had an awesome trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: January 2017
  • AJ
    · March 1st, 2017
    Best tour guide on the planet!!
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Alex, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: January 2017

Dates & Availability

10 days
Sweet As South Reverse (Until Sept 2022) (Wellington To Christchurch, 21-22, Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 10 Days)
From Wellington to Christchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • I am trying to book a tour to visit New Zealand 10-12 days, but can we start the tour on Oct 29th? We are also looking to visit both North and South island.

      Unfortunately the only tours we have of New Zealand that depart on 29th October are on the following link - http://www.tourradar.com/d/new-zealand#when=29/10/2016,duration=10-14

      As you are looking to do both the North & South Island you will generally need at least 14 days.
      Are you flexible with your dates at all? If so there is a fantastic 14 day tour that departs on 30th October to see the details click the following link -
      http://www.tourradar.com/t/34723

    • Just wondering what time does the tour finish on day 10 (looking to book flights to return to Auckland that same day).

      The tour ends at 6pm, but it is advised not book flights the same day, because the last day is still a travel day and if there are any delays you might miss your flight. So, just to be on the safe side we advice to book a flight the next day, if possible.

    • At the beginning of the tour are we supposed to meet the group somewhere or will the tour include a hotel pick up?

      Contiki includes an extra day for their North American travellers to arrive and adjust before the tour gets started so you would actually have an additional night of accommodations at the starting point hotel. You can check in any time after 2pm and enjoy Wellington at your leisure. You'll meet with your group and Trip Leader the following morning at the same hotel.

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    Good to Know

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    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

      Type I
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    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before September 27th, 2022 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after September 27th, 2022, 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 45 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Contiki will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Contiki" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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