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'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington)

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starts on 21 Nov 2018
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'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington) - Contiki
'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington) - 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
112 reviews
Starts
Wellington
+8 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

Start in Wellington and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington), 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) 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
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

112 Reviews

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Good
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  • 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington) 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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  • 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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  • 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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Wellington to Christchurch via Picton and Kaikoura
  2. Day 2: Christchurch to Franz Josef via Arthers Pass and Hokitika
  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 via Arrowtown
  10. Day 10: 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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  • Flights

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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 - 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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    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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    • Deborah, 55 years old31st October 2018
      The selection of tours is amazing. TourRadar provided every bit of information we could have possibly needed. We did lots of searching and TourRadar was by far the best value for the trip we wanted. Thank you TourRadar for making this trip of a lifetime, a breeze to find and book!

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    About the countries

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    Location
    Wellington is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
    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 3 January 2019 the full payment of $1,463 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 $1463 for 'Sweet As' South (Start Wellington), 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 1,359 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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