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Northern Choice (10 destinations) - Contiki
10 days

Northern Choice (10 destinations)

From Christchurch to Auckland
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18 to 35
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US $1,555
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  • Tuck into a true Kiwiana fish n chips dinner
  • Take a guided tour of the set in Hobbiton
  • Visit a seal colony along the beautiful Kaikoura Coast
  • Enjoy a traditional Maori cultural performance and Hangi dinner
  • See amazing views of an active stratovolcano, Mt Ruapehu


Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Northern Choice (10 destinations), you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Northern Choice (10 destinations) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Christchurch to Wellington via Kaikoura & Picton
  2. Day 2: Wellington
  3. Day 3: Wellington to Mount Ruapehu
  4. Day 4: Mount Ruapehu to Lake Taupo
  5. Day 5: Lake Taupo to Rotorua via Huka Falls
  6. Day 6: Rotorua
  7. Day 7: Rotorua to Auckland
  8. Day 8: Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
  9. Day 9: Paihia
  10. Day 10: Paihia to End Auckland
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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  • Northern Choice (10 destinations) reviewer 1
    August 10, 2019
    The guide absolutely made the trip for me. Very funny, and knowledgeable about local culture, history, food, slang and current events. He was so willing to share his own background and the Maori culture that I felt very special to have that insight. The... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Northern Choice (10 destinations) reviewer 2
    April 18, 2018
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: April 2018
  • Northern Choice (10 destinations) reviewer 3
    November 09, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2017
  • E
    March 28, 2017
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2017
  • VS
    March 03, 2017
    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!
    Trip date: February 2017
  • P
    March 01, 2017
    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 !
    Trip date: February 2017
  • RW
    March 01, 2017
    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
    Trip date: February 2017
  • S
    March 01, 2017
    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!
    Trip date: January 2017
  • K
    March 01, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017
  • I
    January 25, 2017
    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... Show more
    Trip date: December 2016


10 days
Northern Choice (10 destinations)
From Christchurch to Auckland
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  • 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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