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

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

From Christchurch to Auckland
Tour Operator:
Contiki
Max group size:
50
Age range:
18 to 35
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
34728
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US $1,322
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Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the Discovery tour Northern Choice (Summer, Start Christchurch, End Auckland, 10 Days), you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Northern Choice (Summer, Start Christchurch, End Auckland, 10 Days) includes accommodation, 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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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
9 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
  • 4.7
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  • Northern Choice (Summer, Start Christchurch, End Auckland, 10 Days) reviewer 1
    · August 10th, 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 (Summer, Start Christchurch, End Auckland, 10 Days) reviewer 2
    · April 18th, 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 (Summer, Start Christchurch, End Auckland, 10 Days) reviewer 3
    · November 9th, 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 28th, 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 3rd, 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 1st, 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 1st, 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 1st, 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 1st, 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 25th, 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

Dates & Availability

10 days
Northern Choice (Summer, Start Christchurch, End Auckland, 10 Days)
From Christchurch to Auckland
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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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    • For any tour departing before July 29th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after July 29th, 2021, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 45 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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