'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 2018-19, 10 Days)

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'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 2018-19, 10 Days) - Contiki
'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 2018-19, 10 Days) - Contiki
116 reviews
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New Zealand South Island


Start in Wellington and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 2018-19, 10 Days), you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Wellington to Christchurch and through Wellington, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington, End Christchurch, 2018-19, 10 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 Wellington, End Christchurch, 2018-19, 10 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 Wellington, End Christchurch, 2018-19, 10 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: Wellington to Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch to Franz Josef
  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 via Milford Sound
  9. Day 9: Te Anau to Lake Ohau
  10. Day 10: Lake Ohau to Christchurch via Lake Tekapo

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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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 -,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 -

    • 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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    • Pamela1st February 2018
      The entire process was quick, easy, professional and first class.



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    Wellington is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,359 km.
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 154 km
    • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
    • 151 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 199 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 222 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 172 km
    • Dunedin (New Zealand)
    • 94 km
    • Oamaru (New Zealand)
    • 130 km
    • Lake Ohau (New Zealand)
    • 56 km
    • Lake Tekapo (New Zealand)
    • 182 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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