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Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18

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Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 - Topdeck
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Rita "Where do I begin describing this trip?? This trip was absolutely amazing, from the countries that we visited right down to the Topdeck crew!! Our trip leader was a bloody legend and had a wicked sense of humour! Our cook was beyond great considering all the diet requirements that he had to cook for. And our bus driver drove through Scandinavia as if he knew the roads off the back of his hands. All..."
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+5 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Wellington
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Highlights

Start in Auckland and end in Wellington! With the discovery tour Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Wellington and through Auckland, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
36
Transportation
Coach / Bus

7 Reviews

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  • TH
    Written on April 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Really great holiday! So much fun.Fantastic leadership and organisation by our guide and solid driving and coach management by our driver. One tip....just dont be late to the Bus!
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  • CM
    Written on February 12, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    A great trip despite being comfortably the oldest on the bus. Great people, Scott the guide and Emily the driver were fantastic; really friendly and helpful. A good mix of culture and adventure.
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  • Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 reviewer 3
    Written on November 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Our guide aND driver was amazing The tour was exactly as described. However, tongariro park should be an optional excursion. Not everyone wants to hike 19km and there were no other options for the day. Also, the skotel should not be used for accommodation. The skotel was the worst. There were two bathrooms and two showers for thirty women. Also, there was nothing to keep anyone entertained at the skotel.
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  • J
    Written on October 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Whole trip was amazing! Would definitely do it again with Topdeck
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  • A
    Written on October 21, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I traveled with Topdeck in NZ with Taimi as my tour guide. Taimi is just a kickass cool chick with the greatest knowledge. Taimi had all the answers to every question we had and just such an extensive knowledge of everything. She was fun too, always knew where to party cheap- and buying us all Birthday shots! She had great stories and legends of Maori culture to share, she kept everyone entertained and happy!
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  • K
    Written on July 27, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Awesome experience, gave us a good taste of the north island. Definitely recommend taking the 'Rock the Boat' optional and doing the night kayaking. Our trip leader was Lauren, she works over in Australia and was filling in for a few weeks, so she didn't know absolutely everything but she knew enough and what she didn't know our bus driver Prickles knew (Actually he knew everything). We made some awesome friends and I definitely recommend this as a great way to get to see New Zealand. The Tour does pick up/drop people off at different points in time so make sure you ask those who are there how long they're staying on for. Some of our friends continued on and were doing the Grand Kiwi, and from what I've seen and heard - it's an awesome way to travel NZ. After our tour we headed down to Queenstown on our own for a week, while we were there the Top Deck tour we were on came into Queenstown so we got to see some of our friends again. By that time they had gotten a new trip leader who was a local - Lance, who knew all the bar managers at different places often getting us cheaper drinks. Its awesome to travel with a trip leader that know the route because they often tell you the locals places to go and can get you good deals. Or in our case... Lauren convinced the manager of the Skotel to somehow get some more vodka because we kind of drank it all.
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  • Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18 reviewer 7
    Written on September 11, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Where do I begin describing this trip?? This trip was absolutely amazing, from the countries that we visited right down to the Topdeck crew!! Our trip leader was a bloody legend and had a wicked sense of humour! Our cook was beyond great considering all the diet requirements that he had to cook for. And our bus driver drove through Scandinavia as if he knew the roads off the back of his hands. All up I could not recommend this tour enough...from the midnight sun in Nordkapp and the bobsledding in Lillehammer to the Sea Fortress and markets in Helsinki this trip I would do all over again in a heartbeat!! I have defintely made friends and family jealous after showing them all the amazing photos!!
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  1. Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands
  2. Day 2: Bay of Islands
  3. Day 3: Bay of Islands to Auckland
  4. Day 4: Auckland to Rotorua
  5. Day 5: Rotorua to Tongariro National Park
  6. Day 6: Tongariro National Park
  7. Day 7: Tongariro National Park to Wellington

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • March 1, 2016

    Can children join this tour?

    This tour is for travellers 18-35 unfortunately and children are not allowed.

  • January 1, 2016

    What is the accommodation setup for this tour?

    You will use a variety of multi-share accommodation, which may include hotels, hostels, motels, cabins, an overnight boat and even a traditional Maori marae! The number of people in a room varies depending on the type of accommodation. To keep costs down accommodation is based on a four-share, same sex basis. If you are travelling with a friend and require twin or double accommodation, this is available at a small extra charge and can be requested at the time of booking.

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  • Sunday
    Apr 29, 2018
    from Auckland
    8 Days
    Sunday
    May 6, 2018
    to Wellington
    4 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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  • Thursday
    May 3, 2018
    from Wellington
    8 Days
    Thursday
    May 10, 2018
    to Auckland
    6 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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  • Wednesday
    May 30, 2018
    from Wellington
    8 Days
    Wednesday
    Jun 6, 2018
    to Auckland
    6 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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  • Thursday
    Jun 7, 2018
    from Auckland
    8 Days
    Thursday
    Jun 14, 2018
    to Wellington
    4 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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  • Monday
    Jun 11, 2018
    from Wellington
    8 Days
    Monday
    Jun 18, 2018
    to Auckland
    6 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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  • Tuesday
    Jun 19, 2018
    from Auckland
    8 Days
    Tuesday
    Jun 26, 2018
    to Wellington
    5 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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    201N version

  • Sunday
    Jul 8, 2018
    from Wellington
    8 Days
    Sunday
    Jul 15, 2018
    to Auckland
    5 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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  • Monday
    Jul 16, 2018
    from Auckland
    8 Days
    Monday
    Jul 23, 2018
    to Wellington
    0 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
    Based on Multi-Share
  • Friday
    Jul 20, 2018
    from Wellington
    8 Days
    Friday
    Jul 27, 2018
    to Auckland
    6 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
    Based on Multi-Share

    Start Wellington, 201N version

  • Saturday
    Jul 28, 2018
    from Auckland
    8 Days
    Saturday
    Aug 4, 2018
    to Wellington
    5 seats left
    $48
    USD $1,151
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Location
Auckland is the starting point and Wellington is the endpoint.
Max group size
36 is the maximum group size for Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18.
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 8 June 2018 the full payment of $0 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 $0 for Northern Explorer (ex. Auckland) 2017-18, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 952 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 190 km
  • Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
  • 190 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 194 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 63 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 72 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)

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