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Amplified NZ Tour - Haka Tours
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16 days

Amplified NZ Tour

From Auckland to Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Haka Tours
Max group size:
16
Age range:
18 to 49
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4597
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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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

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the Adventure tour Amplified NZ Tour, you have a 16 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 20 other destinations in New Zealand. Amplified NZ Tour includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.2
  • 4.5
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  • E
    · February 3rd, 2020
    It’s an awesome tour to take. Especially if your level of activity is high and you’d like to be around same people.
    Trip date: October 2019
  • HW
    · January 22nd, 2020
    My 16 day Haka tour was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide (Baby Jesus) was the most kind, fun, and helpful person I've ever met. He made a point to learn all of our interests and tailor the tour to suit what we wanted to get out of it. The hostels... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • C
    · January 18th, 2020
    Absolutely do it! Worth the long trip to see both islands and to experience some of the cultural aspects of the country. Be prepared for long bus rides and making stops longer than you want to stay for. Be prepared for not the nicest accommodations... Show more
    Trip date: January 2020
  • MU
    · January 16th, 2020
    This was a great tour, it covered the most popular tourist areas and provided lots of opportunities for adventure activities. It’s only downfall were some of the accommodations. Having paid a hefty single room supplement expecting all single rooms would... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • CM
    · January 13th, 2020
    The tour was excellent. The Haka accommodations were a bit of a let down in terms of cleanliness and features vs other accommodation (only 4 nights of the trip) but that still doesn’t stop me recommending this trip to anyone who’s wants to maximise... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • Amplified NZ Tour reviewer 6
    · January 8th, 2020
    I would recommend this tour to anyone. Our guide was exceptional and went above and beyond expectations of an employee to make our experiences unique trying to meet everyone’s needs. Some of the accommodation needs updating but an overall amazing time... Show more
    Trip date: December 2019
  • AC
    · December 17th, 2019
    The tour was amazing! Out guide, Benny, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and incredibly dedicated. The tour does a good job covering all of NZ in such a short period of time and is very well organised. I highly recommend going on this tour if you want... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • Amplified NZ Tour reviewer 8
    · November 29th, 2019
    As expected the tour was excellent, since Haka has been in the business for many years. With sights like those New Zealand has to offer it would be hard to make a bad journey through both Islands though. What makes a trip like this extra memorable,... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • AM
    · November 27th, 2019
    This tour was very good and I got to see a lot of New Zealand in a short space of time. The accommodation was hostels and breakfast was provided each morning. The guides were excellent and able to suggest or recommend activities and if you did not have... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • MB
    · November 20th, 2019
    Well organised tour, Staff were experienced and well informed.
    Trip date: November 2019

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16 days
Amplified NZ Tour
From Auckland to Christchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers can be arranged at an additional cost, please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Cathedral Cove Kayaking | Coromandel. Price: $115
      Personalised Tour Video - TikiPici. Price: $285 - $1200
      Cave Tubing | Waitomo. Price: $139
      Glowworm Cave Tour | Waitomo. Price: $59
      Lost World Caving | Waitomo. Price: $405
      OGO | Rotorua. Price: $35 - $80
      Forest Ziplining | Rotorua. Price: $149
      Hobbiton Movie Set Tour | Rotorua. Price: $114
      OGO | Rotorua. Price: $35 - $80
      River Sledging | Rotorua. Price: $109
      White Water Rafting | Rotorua. Price: $99
      Bungy | Water Touch | Taupo. Price: $180
      Lake Taupo Sailing - Fearless | Taupo. Price: $39
      Skydive | Taupo. Price: $279 - $359
      The Tongariro Crossing | Taupo. Price: $65 - $175
      Weta Workshop | Wellington. Price: $28
      Dolphin Encounter | Kaikoura. Price: $95 - $175
      Whale Watching | Kaikoura. Price: $150
      Hot Air Ballooning | Christchurch. Price: $395
      Grand Traverse Scenic Flight | Tekapo. Price: $370
      Bungy | Kawarau Bridge | Queenstown. Price: $205
      Paragliding | Queenstown. Price: $239
      Lord of the Rings 4WD Safari | Queenstown. Price: $195
      Milford Sound Full Day (Coach / Cruise / Coach) | Queenstown. Price: $125
      Milford Sound Half Day (Fly/Cruise/Fly) | Queenstown. Price: $510 - $535
      Bungy | Kawarau Bridge | Queenstown. Price: $205
      Bungy | Nevis - NZs Highest! | Queenstown. Price: $50 - $275
      Canyon Swing | Queenstown. Price: $229
      Canyoning | Queenstown. Price: $219
      Extreme Jet Boating | Queenstown. Price: $149
      Horse Trekking | Glenorchy (Queenstown). Price: $190
      Paragliding | Queenstown. Price: $239
      Skydive | Queenstown. Price: $349 - $449
      Aerobatic Plane Flight | Wanaka. Price: $299
      Bungy | Kawarau Bridge | Queenstown. Price: $205
      Bungy | Nevis - NZs Highest! | Queenstown. Price: $50 - $275
      Canyon Swing | Queenstown. Price: $229
      Canyoning | Queenstown. Price: $219
      Extreme Jet Boating | Queenstown. Price: $149
      Horse Trekking | Glenorchy (Queenstown). Price: $190
      Paragliding | Queenstown. Price: $239
      Skydive | Queenstown. Price: $349 - $449
      Skydive | Wanaka. Price: $349 - $449
      Aerobatic Plane Flight | Wanaka. Price: $299
      Skydive | Wanaka. Price: $349 - $449
      Glacier Heli Hike | Franz Josef. Price: $459
      Glacier Kayaking | Franz Josef. Price: $115
      Heli Experience with Snow Landing | Franz Josef. Price: $250
      Quad Biking | Franz Josef. Price: $160
      Personalised Tour Video - TikiPici. Price: $285 - $1200

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and that prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour has an age requirement of 18 years old, which means that children and young travellers under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this tour. There is no maximum age limit for this tour and all mature travellers are welcome!

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      The tour price includes dorm share accommodation but if you would prefer your own space you have the option to upgrade to a private room for the duration of your tour, with the exception of 1 night with a shared cultural experience.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

    • I'd like to know if it is possible to make this trip only until Queenstown?

      You can stay on the tour until Queenstown that is fine but unfortunately the price will remain the same. If you finish in Queenstown you would miss the night in Wanaka and two nights in Franz Josef. You could potentially still continue the tour to Wanaka and spend the night/day there and bus from Wanaka to Franz Josef.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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      New Zealand Dollar
      New Zealand
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

      Type I
      New Zealand
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before May 31st, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 31st, 2021, 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 prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Haka Tours will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Haka Tours" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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