The Big Tiki (Auckland to Queenstown - until Sept

The Big Tiki (Auckland to Queenstown - until Sept - Contiki
The Big Tiki (Auckland to Queenstown - until Sept - Contiki
7 reviews


  • Parry Kauri Park and the ancient Kauri trees
  • Check out Waitomo and Waitomo Caves
  • Explore the history of the Maori people in Ohinemutu Village
  • Cruise through the Marlborough Sounds
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus
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Start in Auckland and end in Queenstown! With the discovery tour The Big Tiki (Auckland to Queenstown - until Sept, you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Queenstown and through Auckland, New Zealand and 9 other destinations in New Zealand. The Big Tiki (Auckland to Queenstown - until Sept includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • LD
    Written on March 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Contiki in New Zealand was amazing! I loved every minute of it. Everything was organised perfectly and ran smoothly. Susie our tour manager was fantastic, she knew her stuff and went above and beyond her job requirements. She was enthusiastic and helpful at all times. I had an amazing 2 weeks in New Zealand and would recommend it to everyone!
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  • TM
    Written on March 3, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My trip with Susie was so fabulous, she was so knowledgeable about her hole country and I couldn't have asked for anyone better! But there wouldn't be anyone better to be honest.
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  • E
    Written on December 22, 2014
    4.5 - Excellent

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  • The Big Tiki (Auckland to Queenstown - until Sept reviewer 4
    Written on November 15, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing, visited great places and the optional and included activities were all epic. The ultimate highlight was having Isobel as a guide, we is informative and hilarious, super organised and friendly, I could not have wished for more!
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  • S
    Written on September 6, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was absolutely incredible. Isobel is by far one of the best tour guides in the world and deserves guide of the year award. She loves what she does, is knowledgeable, well traveled, and knows how to make each day on the tour better than the last. If I was ever to travel like this again, I would only choose Isobel and Contiki!!!
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  • S
    Written on July 6, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • TW
    Written on June 15, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    I couldn't have asked for a better tour! It was fun, exciting, well organised and full of great people.
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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Auckland to Paihia
  • Day 2: Paihia
  • Day 3: Paihia to Auckland
  • Day 4: Auckland to Waitomo
  • Day 5: Waitomo to Rotorua
  • Day 6: Rotorua
  • Day 7: Rotorua to Lake Taupo
  • Day 8: Lake Taupo to Wellington
  • Day 9: Wellington
  • Day 10: Wellington to Christchurch
  • Day 11: Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier
  • Day 12: Franz Josef Glacier
  • Day 13: Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown
  • Day 14: Queenstown
  • Day 14 - 16: Queenstown
  • Day 17: Finish Queenstown

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Additional Services

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  • Optional Extras
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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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    Auckland is the starting point and Queenstown is the endpoint.
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    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 2 January 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,747 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 185 km
    • Paihia (New Zealand)
    • 185 km
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 160 km
    • Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)
    • 100 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 63 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
    • 310 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 212 km
    • Hanmer Springs (New Zealand)
    • 112 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 199 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
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