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Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura)

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Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura) - Topdeck
Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura) - Topdeck
Brenda "Amazing time in New Zealand with this tour. I have used Topdeck in the past and this one did not disappoint! Awesome tour guide -she was very organized, fun personality, and took the time to know everyone! Also, we had some great drivers as well-quite personable and great company. Did the 17 day tour from Auckland to Christchurch-highly recommend that. Was able to experience many activities, cultu..."
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22 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
Destinations
+29
Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

  • Enjoy exciting activities in Queenstown
  • Cruise the Arrow River Trail
  • Enjoy crayfish tastings in Kiakoura
  • Explore Tongariro NP
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Lodge, Temple, Motel
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship
Travel style
Adventure
Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the adventure tour Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura), you have a 19 day tour package taking you from Christchurch to Auckland and through Christchurch, New Zealand and 27 other destinations in New Zealand. Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

22 Reviews

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  • Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura) reviewer 1
    Written on July 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    So pleased with the tour! Everything was brilliant. I am recommending Topdeck to everyone!
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  • Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura) reviewer 2
    Written on March 1, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was better than I expected. Extraordinary journey with a great group of people, couldn't of been better. Stacey and John were both incredible. A+++
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  • L
    Written on February 6, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Missed parts due to top deck not booking properly. Big let downed New Zealand itself was amazing. I broke my arm on tour and the guide was apparently studying paramedics. Blamed rural location for not taking me to the doctors. Seemed put out by my arm. Not professional in other ways either. Really not okay.
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  • MR
    Written on January 2, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fabulous well coordinated trip managed extremely well by the tour leader Stacey and bus driver Jon. The experiences provided in New Zealand were extremely positive and every opportunity was given to explore as much of NZ as possible in 18 days.
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  • GM
    Written on October 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    16 Day Grand Kiwi with Taimi as the guide. She was amazing and went above and beyond at helping us all have the best time.
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  • JW
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip is amazing! Our trip manager Taimi is amazing! She made sure we all had a good time and was very informative caring and made sure we got the most out of our trip
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  • D
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Grand Kiwi topdeck trip was amazing! The whole thing was memorable and immediately missable - Taimi (the awesome tour guide with the knack for putting everyone at ease) and Chris (the cheeky bus driver), the bus/es (Maxine and Bert), the whole tour in general was amazing and everyone behind it deserves an award in my opinion - awards for pure awesomeness
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  • S
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    In May 2017 I decided to do a trip with Topdeck I have never previously been on a Topdeck or travelled with any other company, the team at Topdeck was so welcoming and extremely Knowledgeable about the areas we were traveling to as well as showed us some awesome spots and shared their amazing knowledge on the culture. My tour guide was Tamie she was incredible so friendly and approachable. Tamie always ensured our questions were answered even if she didn’t have the answer straight away. I was traveling alone and this was my first overseas trip on my own I was so thankful that Tamie was my guide she became one of my favourite people on the trip. The whole Topdeck team were wonderful but Tamie stood out as she just had an infectious personality that’s very adaptable to all personality types. I would highly recommend Topdeck to anyone and if you got to choose your guide I’d choose no one other then Tamie to travel with.
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  • HG
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was fantastic. The guide, Taimi Maidla, was friendly, funny and super helpful. I had so much fun learning about each place we went to thanks to her knowledge and engaging way of presenting information. She helped organise extra activities and recommended stuff based on what we liked previously. She was also an all round lovely person with whom I could have a conversation with about things other than our current trip or travel itself.
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  • B
    Written on January 15, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Amazing time in New Zealand with this tour. I have used Topdeck in the past and this one did not disappoint! Awesome tour guide -she was very organized, fun personality, and took the time to know everyone! Also, we had some great drivers as well-quite personable and great company. Did the 17 day tour from Auckland to Christchurch-highly recommend that. Was able to experience many activities, cultural experiences, and explore different towns/cities. Would have liked more time in certain areas but as expected in a tour there is lots to see and do in a short amount of time. Others travelers joined and left throughout the trip which was unexpected, makes saying goodbye hard and new introductions repetitive. Food was alright, had better lunches/dinners out in restaurants then the included dinners. Budget in lunches/dinners not included (it all adds up!) and optional activities as there was tons to do and go for it (especially in Queenstown). Overall, highly recommend!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Christchurch to Fox Glacier
  2. Day 2: Fox Glacier to Queenstown
  3. Day 3: Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown
  5. Day 5: Queenstown (Milford Sound)
  6. Day 6: Queenstown to Ohau
  7. Day 7: Lake Ohau to Christchurch
  8. Day 8: Christchurch to Kiakoura
  9. Day 9: Kaikoura to Nelson
  10. Day 10: Nelson
  11. Day 11: Nelson to Wellington
  12. Day 12: Wellington to Tongariro
  13. Day 13: Tongariro National Park
  14. Day 14: Tongariro to Marae Stay
  15. Day 15: Marae to Rotorua
  16. Day 16: Rotorua to Auckland
  17. Day 17: Auckland to Bay of Islands
  18. Day 18: Bay of Islands
  19. Day 19: Bay of Island to Auckland

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Videos

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  • Ultime Travel Guide: New Zealand
  • Ski New Zealand - Topdeck Travel
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  • Amanda15th May 2018
    Booking was really easy! The options were displayed clearly and I was able to filter. I especially liked that they recommended a travel insurer because I've never had to get travel insurance. No hassle experience and now I'm ready for my tour!

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Location
Christchurch is the starting point and Auckland is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Topdeck 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 Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 10 November 2018 the full payment of $1,949 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1949 for Grand Kiwi (ex. Christchurch) (Ohau, Kiakoura), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,556 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 163 km
  • Hokitika (New Zealand)
  • 114 km
  • Lake Matheson (New Zealand)
  • 5 km
  • Fox Glacier (New Zealand)
  • 137 km
  • Lake Wanaka (New Zealand)
  • 17 km
  • Lake Hawea (New Zealand)
  • 81 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 51 km
  • Mirror Lakes (New Zealand)
  • 25 km
  • Hollyford Valley (New Zealand)
  • 21 km
  • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
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