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Amplified NZ Tour - Haka Tours
Amplified NZ Tour - Haka Tours
Frances "I was tentative about booking a tour as I am accustomed to traveling on my own. I was hesitant as I wasn’t sure how I would get along with the group or the tour guide. All my reservations were proven to be unwarranted. I would like to believe that all your tour guides are as well deserving of the review I am writing. That being said, I didn’t get any of the other tour guides so all I can speak..."
Excellent
29 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+11
Ends
Christchurch
Map

Highlights

  • Marvel at nature in the twinkling glow worm caves
  • Opt for a trip to Hobbiton or raft down the Kaituna River
  • Get your coffee and craft beer fill in windy Wellington
  • Visit the local seal colony and spot dolphins in Kaikoura
  • Try a whitebait fritter and shop for greenstone treasures
  • Face your fears in adrenaline capital Queenstown
Age range
18 to 60 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Lodge
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Mini-coach
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery, Sightseeing, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the adventure tour Amplified NZ Tour, you have a 16 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 11 other destinations in New Zealand. Amplified NZ Tour is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

29 Reviews

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Good
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  • DN
    Written on January 17, 2019

  • BH
    Written on December 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Saw so much of New Zealand, enjoyed time with my tour group and all the sites and activities and experiences we had together.

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  • GB
    Written on November 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great itinerary. Loved the included activities and the choices for the optional ones.

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  • Amplified NZ Tour reviewer 4
    Written on October 24, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Me and my daughter had a great time. Katie was an excellent guide and driver who drove us to places we would never found it ourself. Katie knows a lot about the historie of every place we went. We had a great group to travel with. We recommend this way of... Read more

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  • DJ
    Written on August 11, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Really good tour. It was great that you could choose the activities you wanted to do and options were plentiful. Made great friends during the tour. Can't wait to go back to NZ

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  • RR
    Written on August 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I truly enjoyed this tour. It was a wonderful mix of sightseeing, city visits, adventure, good people, knowledge, fun and relaxation. The trip did not feel too short or too long. Our guide was one of the best parts of the trip. Si worked so hard each day... Read more

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  • A
    Written on August 1, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    An overall excellent overview of all the north and south islands have to offer. Small group size made for a comfortable and collegial tour experience. A great lineup of adventure activites as well as some options for those who were looking for a more... Read more

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Alyson! Thank you so much for your lovely review, we're so happy that you enjoyed your time on tour with us! I'll make sure to pass on your feedback to Si, I'm sure that he would love to hear it! Please do let us know if you plan to come back to New Zealand, we would love to have you on board with us again! Cheers, Tianna - Tour Advisor
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  • FM
    Written on July 29, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I was tentative about booking a tour as I am accustomed to traveling on my own. I was hesitant as I wasn’t sure how I would get along with the group or the tour guide. All my reservations were proven to be unwarranted. I would like to believe that all... Read more

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  • Amplified NZ Tour reviewer 9
    Written on May 29, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything was perfect! I had the best time!! Can really recommend this tour! Would always book this again. Our tour guide Sam was amazing. This was the best tour I ever had.

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Denise! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review, we are so happy that you had a great time on tour with us!! I'll be sure to pass on your praise to Sam, I'm sure he would love to hear it! If you do plan on coming back to New Zealand someday, we would absolutely love to have you on board with us again so please let us know :) Safe travels to your next destination! Ng? Mihi (Kind Regards), Tianna Pittenger Tour Advisor - Haka Tours
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  • FG
    Written on April 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Loved the tour. Lizzie made it for me. She was bubbly, accommodating and yet flexible. The group were great, age range 19 to 72, now that's some range. All Haka hostels were super, others, not so much.

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia Ora Fionn! So glad to hear that you loved the tour, and we'll definitely let Lizzie know that you had a good time! And thank you for your feedback about the accommodation we use on tour, we will take it into account whenever we are reviewing which suppliers we will use for future tours. Please do let us know if you plan on coming back to New Zealand, we would love to have you on board with us again! Kind regards, Tianna - Tour Advisor, Haka Tours
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Auckland to Coromandel
  2. Day 2 Coromandel to Waitomo
  3. Day 3 Waitomo to Rotorua
  4. Day 4 Rotorua to Murupara
  5. Day 5 Murupara to Taupō
  6. Day 6 Taupo
  7. Day 7 Taupō to Wellington
  8. Day 8 Wellington to Kaikōura
  9. Day 9 Kaikōura to Christchurch
  10. Day 10 Christchurch to MacKenzie Country
  11. Day 11 MacKenzie Country to Queenstown
  12. Day 12 Queenstown
  13. Day 13 Queenstown to Wanaka
  14. Day 14 Wanaka to Franz Josef
  15. Day 15 Franz Josef
  16. Day 16 Franz Josef to Christchurch

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • 16 Day Amplified Tour of New Zealand
  • Visit New Zealand - Experience an Adventure of a Lifetime
  • The Ultimate New Zealand Road Trip with Haka Tours
  • Haka Tours - Small Group Adventure Tours
16 Day Amplified Tour of New Zealand

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      The tour operator has advised that they do not have a full list of accommodations available for the Amplified NZ tour, as the accommodations change so frequently. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. However, a couple of examples of accommodations they use for this tour are the Haka Hotel in Newmarket, the Haka Lodge in Christchurch, the Haka Lodge in Taupo and YHA in Wanaka - hopefully, this can give you a better idea of the kind of accommodation you can expect on tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour concludes at approximately 5-6.30 pm at the tour operator's very own Haka Lodge in Christchurch (518 Linwood Ave, Woolston, Christchurch 8062). Luckily, you accommodation on the last night of the tour is included, so feel free to party with your new travel buddies and treat yourself to a lie-in in the morning, where your tour ends after breakfast.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      This tour starts at 8 am on the first day of the tour, from the tour operator's very own Haka Hotel in Auckland (located in Newmarket on Manukau road). As this tour has such an early start, you can choose to stay in the hotel the night before the tour starts, which gives you a relaxed start to your Haka experience. Get ready, because on the first day of the tour, you will stop by the famous Hot Water Beach, which thousands visit each year to dig their own personal hot tub.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Mike Burton
      "I am a typical Kiwi male who loves to explore. I thrive on challenge and live by the rule there is no..."
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    About the countries

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    Location
    Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $80 to confirm this Haka Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 March 2019 the full payment of $1,786 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1786 for Amplified NZ Tour, but the deposit of $80 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Haka Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    The following cards are accepted for Haka Tours : Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,801 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 66 km
    • Coromandel (New Zealand)
    • 170 km
    • Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)
    • 100 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 63 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
    • 310 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 154 km
    • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
    • 151 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 182 km
    • Lake Tekapo (New Zealand)
    • 184 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
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