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' Sweet As' South (End Christchurch, 10 Days) - Contiki
10 days

' Sweet As' South (End Christchurch, 10 Days)

From Wellington to Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Contiki
Max group size:
50
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
34707
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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

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Itinerary

Start in Wellington and end in Christchurch! With the Discovery tour ' Sweet As' South (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 (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
  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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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
Lodge

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • 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 (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
  • CQ
    · October 6th, 2019
    Rae, our trip manager, and Dylan, our driver, were great. They were always punctual, cheery and really friendly even in early mornings (which are really hard not for grumpy people like me lol), and made sure the whole tour is smooth and totally stress... Show more
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Chloe, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had a blast on the trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • ' Sweet As' South (End Christchurch, 10 Days) reviewer 4
    · 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
  • ' Sweet As' South (End Christchurch, 10 Days) reviewer 5
    · March 14th, 2019
    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!
    Trip date: March 2019
  • RM
    · February 27th, 2019
    Awesome tour. Would reccomend
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: February 2019
  • ' Sweet As' South (End Christchurch, 10 Days) reviewer 7
    · February 27th, 2019
    It was a fantastic tour experience and also they were responsible guide manager and driver.
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to review your Contiki trip. We are so pleased to know you had a fantastic tour experience. Looking forward to seeing you on a Contiki again soon.
    Trip date: February 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
  • SK
    · December 10th, 2018
    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!
    Contiki commented on this review
    Hey Stephanie, 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.
    Trip date: November 2018
  • ' Sweet As' South (End Christchurch, 10 Days) reviewer 10
    · April 14th, 2018
    Unbelievably amazing tour. Everything was extremely professional and well organized. I had the time of my life. I highly recommend this tour.
    Trip date: April 2018

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10 days
' Sweet As' South (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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