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The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 Days)

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The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 Days) - Contiki
The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 Days) - Contiki
Tim "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 Contiki had it set up well to see everything and book additional tours and experiences that fit your desires. Our tour guide (Susie) and driver (..."
Excellent
84 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 (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 Days), 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 (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 Days) includes accommodation 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
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

84 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • A
    Written on February 13, 2019
    2.5 - Average

    My third contiki, very dissapointed. Felt I didnt get my money worth, was advertised as 3 special stays, we only stayed at one. Accommodation was very poor.

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  • JS
    Written on December 18, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Chels and Dyl were absolutely fantastic! Right away, they make you feel comfortable and at ease. They plan everything out, book all your activities, tell you all your options. The people who go on Contiki trips are very like minded, outgoing and all want to... Read more

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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 (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 Days) reviewer 4
    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 (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 Days) reviewer 9
    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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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 via Wanaka & Haast Pass
  6. Day 6: Franz Josef Glacier
  7. Day 7: Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch via Hokitika & Arther's Pass
  8. Day 8: Christchurch to Wellington via Kaikoura & Picton
  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 via Huka Falls
  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 End Auckland

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

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  • Travel Isn't About Where You Go...
  • Contiki Experiences
  • Contiki Munch
  • Europe Summer Team
  • Contiki Accomodation
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About the countries

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Location
Queenstown 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 4 April 2019 the full payment of $2,399 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 $2399 for The Big Tiki (Start Queenstown, End Auckland, Summer, 17 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 1,731 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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