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Amplified NZ Tour

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Amplified NZ Tour - Haka Tours
Amplified NZ Tour - Haka Tours
Excellent
62 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+22
Ends
Christchurch
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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 49 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Lodge
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Mini-coach
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery, Sightseeing, In-depth Cultural, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Haka Tours
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 21 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.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Auckland to Coromandel
  2. Day 2 Coromandel to Rotorua
  3. Day 3 Rotorua
  4. Day 4 Rotorua to Murupara
  5. Day 5 Murupara to Taupō
  6. Day 6 Taupō
  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 Good 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

62 Reviews

Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
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  • Written on August 20, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Do it! I was hesitant to go on a solo tour, not knowing anyone, but it turned out to be better then I could have imagined!

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  • Written on July 1, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything about the trip was great! Saw so many places and met some great people. Our tour guide knew everything so i feel well educated after our trip

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  • C
    Written on June 1, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    I did the Haka Tours 16-day NZ Amplified Tour with Brendon (Benny). Before I started my tour, the email correspondence with the Haka office team was quick and quite helpful. The itinerary was fantastic and I was very happy with the variety of places and... Read more

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Catherine, Thank you for your open feedback. While we’re pleased that you enjoyed your tour itinerary and overall had a fantastic time while making new friends, we’re disappointed that your New Zealand tour wasn’t all it could’ve been. We know that guides can make our break a tour, which is why we invest so much time and effort in supporting our guides to be super-star experts in all things Aotearoa/New Zealand. In this case, it seems like the guide did not meet your expectations or our standards, and for this we apologise. Please know that we are having a tour manager conference within the next two weeks and I will reassess our training process to ensure that this is not replicated. Thanks again. Your feedback will help us improve as a business. If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact me on graham@hakatours.com Sincerely, Graham Kinlan General Manager
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  • KN
    Written on May 30, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Andy is a great and hard working tour manager with a very light-hearted attitude. He takes every moment out of his busy schedule when he can to enjoy and to be a kid again. His attitude makes people on the trip more relaxed and enjoy the moments. We... Read more

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Kimy. Thank you for this great review of our Amplified Tour. We're so pleased you had an amazing time and Andy showed you the best of our beautiful country. We hope you enjoy many more moments of light-hearted joy in your travels and we hope we get to welcome you on a tour again.
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  • J
    Written on May 24, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent tour! Would definitely recommend it, and might go again sometime in summer

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Josephine! Thank you for this wonderful review & recommendation of Haka Tours & our Amplified Tour! We would love to show you the sights in summer! Maybe try the Epic NZ tour to see even more of the country! Thanks for being part of the Haka whanau!
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  • A
    Written on May 3, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    What a ride it was! Thanks million to our excellent driver, kind, patient Ruth! She looked after us like a momma hen. It was a once in a life time experience together with group of young people my grandchildren’s age. Thank you for the wonderful tour... Read more

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  • A
    Written on April 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had my best trip ever.

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Thank you for your five star review of our Amplified Tour! We're so glad you had the best time and that Ollie showed you the best of New Zealand! Happy travels!
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  • SF
    Written on April 14, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    I felt the bus was a bit small to accommodate us and our backpacks half the trip, some of our group did only South island. The last night at the end of the trip, our group was separated and assigned to different rooms. I really didn't like that.

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Solim, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Our tour buses are small so that we can park up in places that larger buses can't and we believe that they provide ample room for each passenger - even on a fully-booked tour. For the accommodation, sometimes we just have to go with what accommodation is available, but wherever possible, we do try to keep the group together. Sorry this did not happen in this instance. From your photo it looks like you enjoyed the sights of the South Island. Best wishes.
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  • A
    Written on March 28, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolutely Incredible!

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Alisha, Thank you for this absolutely awesome five-star review of our Amplified NZ Tour!
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  • R
    Written on March 28, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was just amazing! Had a really good time! Can just recommend Haka Tours

    Haka Tours commented on this review
    Kia ora, Regina! Thank you for recommending Haka Tours with a 5-star review! We're glad you had the best time on your Amplified Tour!
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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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    Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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    For any tour departing before 11 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 11 October 2019, a minimum payment of $80 is required to confirm your booking with Haka Tours. 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 50 days 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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,136 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 66 km
    • Coromandel (New Zealand)
    • 32 km
    • Hot Water Beach (New Zealand)
    • 13 km
    • Whitianga (New Zealand)
    • 9 km
    • Cathedral Cove (New Zealand)
    • 170 km
    • Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)
    • 95 km
    • Huka Falls (New Zealand)
    • 59 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 63 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
    • 72 km
    • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
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