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Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20 - Topdeck
16 days

Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20

From Christchurch to Auckland
Tour Operator:
Topdeck
Max group size:
36
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
48080
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Highlights

  • Delve into culture and take part in a Haka and Poi class
  • Enter a winter wonderland at the impressive Fox Glacier
  • Be humbled by the scenery on a cruise of Milford Sound
  • Wander through the volcanic landscape of Tongariro

Itinerary

Start in Christchurch and end in Auckland! With the Adventure tour Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20, you have a 16 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 19 other destinations in New Zealand. Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20 includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Christchurch to Fox Glacier
  2. Day 2: Fox Glacier to Queenstown
  3. Day 3: Queenstown
  4. Day 4: Queenstown via Milford Sound
  5. Day 5: Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown to Lake Ohau
  7. Day 7: Lake Ohau to Christchurch
  8. Day 8: Christchurch to Kaikoura
  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 Rotorua
  15. Day 15: Rotorua
  16. Day 16: Rotorua to Auckland
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What's Included

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

Hostel
1 night
Hotel
5 nights
Home-stay
1 night
Berth / Cabin
1 night
Lodge
3 nights
Motel
4 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.5
  • Food
    Good
    3.8
  • 4.6
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  • TM
    · March 4th, 2020
    Let me start by saying that NZ was the most beautiful country. This tour had given me the opportunity to travel the North and South island of NZ and for that I am so thankful to the mighty TopDeck company. The tour covered all the main attraction... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2020
  • T
    · November 15th, 2019
    Great adventure, alot of experiances to enjoy. Its a slower pace tour in the sense that there is alot of time on the road travelling from place to place. The nightlife scene was more around Pubs rather than clubs. The tour is mainly focused on... Show more
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    Trip date: July 2019
  • M
    · November 14th, 2019
    Do it, it was one of the best experiences of my life. Going on a trip by myself and making plenty of life long friends and memories. Plus the views were spectacular!
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    Trip date: July 2019
  • Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20 reviewer 4
    · August 29th, 2019
    Had an absolute blast on this trip! New Zealand is such an incredible country and the trip was a great way to get a taster of both islands, I will definitely be returning to explore more. Our leader Jimmy and driver Em were both incredible at their jobs... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20 reviewer 5
    · January 3rd, 2019
    It was a wonderful itinerary and trip overall. There were plenty of fun activities to keep us active and outdoors, which I loved! We really got to experience the best of New Zealand, and not just travel from spot to spot.
    Trip date: December 2018
  • MK
    · January 7th, 2018
    The trip itself was fine. The main issue was our guide who: - was unreachable in case of a problem - made sure that we have the worst deal (several times take us to the most expensive places) - skipped several included activities (seal colony in... Show more
    Trip date: December 2017
  • E
    · November 4th, 2017
    It was amazing!! Can't believe how good the guides and bus drivers were! Definitely recommend
    Trip date: October 2017
  • KT
    · October 23rd, 2017
    I did the Kiwi Encounter with Taimi Maidla as my guide. It was Amazing! The bus was brilliant and so comfy, and the accomodation was always really great. The places we went to were all fantastic, and everything we could've wanted was included or... Show more
    Trip date: July 2017
  • WW
    · January 27th, 2017
    After travelling NZ before I was looking forward to seeing the beautiful country again. This tour does not touch on much. The accomodation is horrible. Our tour guide had minimal local knowledge and couldn't even crack a smile on our first day meeting... Show more
    Topdeck commented on this review
    Hi Wonder Woman, Thank you for your feedback and sorry to hear that some aspects of your trip fell short of your expectations. Our feedback team would like to hear for you regarding your comments. It is their aim to resolve your concerns in a timely... Show more
    Trip date: January 2017
  • Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20 reviewer 10
    · December 6th, 2016
    I did this back in late dec 2015 And topdeck never answered back to me later after finishing the tour n pointing out that though the itinerary said to inlude Bay of Islands They DO NOT go here at all but stay in Pihia.. Thus false advertising. No reply... Show more
    Trip date: December 2014

Dates & Availability

16 days
Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20
From Christchurch to Auckland
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  • 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.
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    • For any tour departing before June 19th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 19th, 2021, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Topdeck. 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 60 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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