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Backyard Beauties Tour (10 destinations) - Haka Tours
13 days

Backyard Beauties Tour (10 destinations)

Start and end in Wellington
Tour Operator:
Haka Tours
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Age range:
18 to 49
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  • Explore the historic Christchurch & the lively Wellington
  • Discover the natural beauty of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Visit Queenstown - a city renowned for adventure sports
  • See Mount Cook & Punakaiki’s limestone Pancake Rocks

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


Start and end in Wellington! With the Adventure tour Backyard Beauties Tour (10 destinations), you have a 13 days tour package taking you through Wellington, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Backyard Beauties Tour (10 destinations) includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Wellington to Kaikoura
  2. Day 2: Kaikoura to Christchurch
  3. Day 3: Christchurch to Tekapo
  4. Day 4: Tekapo to Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown to Wanaka
  7. Day 7: Wanaka to Franz Josef
  8. Day 8: Franz Josef
  9. Day 9: Franz Josef to Punakaiki
  10. Day 10: Punakaiki
  11. Day 11: Punakaiki to Abel Tasman
  12. Day 12: Abel Tasman
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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  • A
    · February 8th, 2019
    Loved it. I would recommend this tour
    Trip date: January 2019
  • GM
    · January 31st, 2019
    I loved it and I will recommend it
    Trip date: October 2018
  • C
    · November 30th, 2018
    Great tour of the South Island. Our tour guidre, Louisa, did an amazing introducing us to the South Island and all it has to offer. She also helped immerse us in the Maori culture and provided that special experience that you just don't get with most... Show more
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    Trip date: November 2018
  • LC
    · October 2nd, 2017
    I've done two Haka tours trips with Burto, both of which were amazing and changed my life! He's seriously one of the best guides I've ever had!
    Trip date: December 2013
  • D
    · September 27th, 2017
    Awesome tour guide. Was good at involving all of all ages/ interests/ background! A1 for enthusiasm!
    Trip date: November 2016
  • EP
    · September 27th, 2017
    Trip was well organized and guide Mikey Burton awesome.
    Trip date: February 2017
  • K
    · September 27th, 2017
    Signed up for the tour not knowing what to expect, but it turned out to be the best guided tour I've been on!
    Trip date: March 2017
  • C
    · September 27th, 2017
    I went on the 21 days Adventure Tour, and it was so much more fun than I expected!! I mean - I expected it to be great, but it was fantastic!! I'm looking back and I have these amazing memories, if I could I'd do it all over again. Mikey was our guide... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017
  • M
    · September 27th, 2017
    Mikey went above and beyond expectations. The best part of my tour through NZ South Island, was when he would often stop at places he as a local knew of that other guides didn't, investing in showing us hidden treasures and giving awesome historical... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017
  • CG
    · September 27th, 2017
    Burto is a Legend! Thanks for making our NZ trip nothing less than Spectacular!
    Trip date: December 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the options to upgrade accommodation type?

    If you wish to upgrade your accommodation to a private room, you can choose from either a double (one large bed) or twin (two single beds). If you will share the room with someone else you only need to book one upgrade and split the price between you both.

    Around 70% of private rooms have an ensuite bathroom. Some other locations have limited ensuites and availability depends on forward bookings the hostel may have received from other guests.

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  • Currency
    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.
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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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