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Northern Choice

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Excellent
30 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+10 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a tasty BBQ in Paihia
  • Check out the Ponsonby Social Club in Auckland
  • Enjoy a traditional dining expereince in Rotorua
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the in-depth cultural tour Northern Choice, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 10 other destinations in New Zealand. Northern Choice includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

30 Reviews

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  • Northern Choice reviewer 1
    Written on April 18, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Freakin loved this trip! absolutely amazing. I actually never heard of Contiki before. Didn't realize it was actually an age restriction from 18-35 year olds. So that was a nice surprise as that just kept things more active with a younger group like that. I... Read more

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  • Northern Choice reviewer 2
    Written on November 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Such an amazing experience. I met so many new friends and had so many fun adventures. Saul and Weeman were awesome and great at keeping everyone happy. Definitely budget for the MeTime experiences. There is not a lot to do when you don’t do them but... Read more

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  • E
    Written on March 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have had the best experience and would definitely reccomend it to anyone. Susie was dedicated and worked hard. She gave as much detail as possible and always worked her hardest to accomodate for everyone. She was one of the reasons i decided to stay on my... Read more

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  • VS
    Written on March 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie is amazing! So helpful and sweet! She'll make sure you have the trip of a lifetime!! She knows all the great places to go and definitely goes out if her way to make you have a great time!!! She makes everyone feel welcome and loved! Love you Susie!

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  • P
    Written on March 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie was an amazing guide, she gave us a very good explanation of every activity and made sure we could do all the ones we wanted !

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  • RW
    Written on March 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Suzy and Pat were amazing, very informative, helpful and fun!! Buses and hotels were great and meet a lot of lovely people on the trip

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  • S
    Written on March 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went over to New Zealand by myself and Susie made me feel so welcome and showed me a great time with so much adventure and thrill seeking!

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  • K
    Written on March 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My recent New Zealand trip was better than i expected! Susie was an amazing tour guide. She had great local knowledge, made everyone feel welcome and she was so much fun! The weather was beautiful, the people were really nice, the tour guide was fantastic,... Read more

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  • I
    Written on January 25, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was an amazing experience, that exceeded my expectations. It is a life changing, as this was my first long group tour experience that I will definitely do again. Susie is an amazing trio manager who run the extra mile to make sure that we have the best... Read more

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  • JV
    Written on January 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie was absolutely amazing. She took all the planning out of the trip which just made it so much easy. She also has a fun loving attitude which made the trip even more enjoyable.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
  2. Day 2: Paihia
  3. Day 3: Paihia to Auckland
  4. Day 4: Auckland to Rotorua
  5. Day 5: Rotorua
  6. Day 6: Rotorua to Lake Taupo via Huka Falls
  7. Day 7: Lake Taupo to Mount Ruapehu
  8. Day 8: Mount Ruapehu to Wellington
  9. Day 9: Wellington
  10. Day 10: Wellington to Christchurch via Picton and Kaikoura

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

    • What time does the tour start/end?

      The tour starts in Auckland at 9.00am and ends in Christchurch at 7.00pm on the last day.

    • How many meals are included in this trip?

      You will have 12 meals included on this trip.

      All of your breakfasts and three dinners are included.

    • What type of accommodation is used on this trip?

      Please note that on this trip your accommodation is included and you will be spending 9 nights in hotels and lodges.

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    About the countries

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    Location
    Auckland 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 5 January 2019 the full payment of $1,535 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 $1535 for Northern Choice, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,492 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 49 km
    • Parry Kauri Park (New Zealand)
    • 137 km
    • Paihia (New Zealand)
    • 185 km
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 194 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 59 km
    • Huka Falls (New Zealand)
    • 4 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
    • 79 km
    • Mount Ruapehu (New Zealand)
    • 233 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 154 km
    • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
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