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The Big Tiki (Queenstown To Auckland)

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82 reviews
Starts
Queenstown
+9 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

Start in Queenstown and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour The Big Tiki (Queenstown To Auckland), you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Queenstown to Auckland and through Queenstown, New Zealand and 9 other destinations in New Zealand. The Big Tiki (Queenstown To Auckland) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

82 Reviews

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  • KG
    Written on April 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Chelsea and Nick were super! Always willing to answer questions and have fun. Personal highlight was the trip to Rotorua and the Maori hangi dinner, which was amazing!! The list of possible activities to add on to your trip was extensive also

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  • The Big Tiki (Queenstown To Auckland) reviewer 2
    Written on February 13, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time and saw the most incredible sights. My tour manager was brilliant and worked magic, and my driver was chock full of knowledge about the country and culture. I made amazing friends!

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  • AA
    Written on January 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Best Way to symmerise this trip is that you will be in for heaps of fun, whether was it day, or night time. you will explore mountains, forests, lakes, Fjords, exotic creatures, adrenaline inducing activities, and that is all only during the day time.... Read more

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  • KE
    Written on October 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was genuinely the best trip I have ever been on. A true trip of a lifetime

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  • T
    Written on March 28, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I did the Big Tiki in March 2017 and could not imagine a better tour experience. This was my first contiki and first tour in general. We covered basically all of New Zealand in 20 days which is kind of amazing. New Zealand is a breathtaking place and... Read 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... Read more

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  • The Big Tiki (Queenstown To Auckland) reviewer 7
    Written on March 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Everything was better than expected, food, accommodation and tour. Our guide was so helpful and told us everything we needed to know and was even on call for any problems we had we just had to message him. I've had a fantastic time in NZ and sad to be... Read more

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  • I
    Written on March 9, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the best trip of my life. Susie was amazing but she knows his already ahaha xx

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  • HW
    Written on March 6, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie!!! You are a 10/10 in every way!! So organised, knowledgable, fun and caring :) your passion for nz and your job in general was incredible, it was hard to not love New Zealand when touring with you. Honestly had the best time, feeling very lucky to... Read more

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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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Queenstown
  2. Day 2: Queenstown
  3. Day 3: Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier
  6. Day 6: Franz Josef Glacier
  7. Day 7: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch
  8. Day 8: Christchurch to Wellington
  9. Day 9: Wellington
  10. Day 10: Wellington to Mount Ruapehu
  11. Day 11: Mount Ruapehu to Lake Taupo
  12. Day 12: Lake Taupo to Rotorua
  13. Day 13: Rotorua
  14. Day 14: Rotorua to Auckland
  15. Day 15: Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
  16. Day 16: Paihia
  17. Day 17: Paihia to Auckland

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Location
Queenstown is the starting point and Auckland is the endpoint.
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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 27 December 2018 the full payment of $2,629 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 $2629 for The Big Tiki (Queenstown To Auckland), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,731 km.
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 222 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 199 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 304 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 72 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 63 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 100 km
  • Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)
  • 160 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 185 km
  • Paihia (New Zealand)
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