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Northern Choice (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days)

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Northern Choice (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days) - Contiki
Northern Choice (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days) - Contiki
Ilham "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 possible experience. The transportation was great as well, we were lucky to have Pat as driver !! Overall, I couldn't start 2017 in a better way..."
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26 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
+8 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Auckland
Map

Highlights

  • Wander through Cuba Street in Wellington
  • Check out Mt Ruapehu for scenic views
  • Experience sky diving in Taupo
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year
Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Northern Choice (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days), you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Auckland and through Christchurch, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Northern Choice (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

26 Reviews

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  • Northern Choice (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days) 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 (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days) 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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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Christchurch to Wellington
  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
  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 Auckland

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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.

  • 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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Location
Christchurch is the starting point and Auckland 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 25 January 2019 the full payment of $1,635 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 $1635 for Northern Choice (Start Christchurch, End Auckland, Summer, 10 Days), 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 1,244 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 151 km
  • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
  • 154 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 233 km
  • Mount Ruapehu (New Zealand)
  • 79 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 63 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 194 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 49 km
  • Parry Kauri Park (New Zealand)
  • 137 km
  • Paihia (New Zealand)
  • 185 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)

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