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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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US $2,124
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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 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 22 other destinations in New Zealand. Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20 includes accommodation in a hotel and 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
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
Hotel
Berth / Cabin
Lodge
Temple
Motel

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    4.0
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.6
  • Food
    Good
    3.9
  • 4.6
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  • T
    November 15, 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 14, 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 3
    August 29, 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 4
    January 03, 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 07, 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 04, 2017
    It was amazing!! Can't believe how good the guides and bus drivers were! Definitely recommend
    Trip date: October 2017
  • KT
    October 23, 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
  • Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20 reviewer 8
    October 21, 2017
    I had a great time in NZ and would defiently go back. Amazing scenery, a variety of activities to do and pretty good accomodation (you get a variety but it is usually if a very high quality). Taimi was a great trip leader (very knowledgeable, friendly... Show more
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    Trip date: October 2017
  • WW
    January 27, 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 06, 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

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Kiwi Encounter (Ex Christchurch) 2019-20
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