Highlights of New Zealand

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starts on 21 Nov 2018
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Highlights of New Zealand - G Adventures
Highlights of New Zealand - G Adventures
5 reviews


  • Dig your very own natural jacuzzi
  • Stretch your legs on a rainforest walk
  • Try jet boating, a Queenstown invention
  • Visit a traditional Maori village
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse, Motel
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Boat, Private Vehicle, Plane
Physical Rating
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour Highlights of New Zealand, you have a 15 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Highlights of New Zealand is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Highlights of New Zealand reviewer 1
    Written on November 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing trip and our guide (Diane) was fantastic! We loved the Maori village stay and the accommodations throughout the tour were better than expected. We never would have been able to see and do so much if it weren't for this tour.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Wonderful to revieve this feedback, thanks for the review Tara.
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  • AE
    Written on August 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour. Troy was superb as a tour leader. Friendly, knowledgeable Kiwi who facilitated all our requests.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing your experience in New Zealand. Sounds like a blast. And thank you for travelling to this exceptional corner of the planet with us. #Churtothat
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  • FK
    Written on March 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The CEO guide Jemma was the best, she lead 16 travelers through the amazing New Zealand, giving us the best G-Adventure. I would do it all again tomorrow if I could and recommend New Zealand and Jemma as a guide

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  • Highlights of New Zealand reviewer 4
    Written on January 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Excellent whirlwind tour of New Zealand showcasing its natural beauty, history, and friendly people. We packed so much into 15 days and made so many fun memories along the way. Lots of optional activities mean you can make the tour your own whether you... Read more

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  • M
    Written on December 28, 2014
    3.5 - Good

    Our tour guide Vicki was excellent! She went above and beyond what would be considered her typical responsibilities and helped in every aspect of the tour. Her knowledge of the areas we traveled was extensive and she made everyone feel like family. Her... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Auckland
  2. Day 2 Auckland/Hahei (1D)
  3. Day 3 Rotorua/Maori Village (1D)
  4. Day 4 Rotorua/Wellington (1B)
  5. Day 5 Wellington (1B)
  6. Day 6 Wellington/Kaikoura
  7. Day 7 Kaikoura/Hanmer Springs
  8. Day 8 Hanmer Springs/Franz Josef (1B)
  9. Day 9 Franz Josef (1B)
  10. Day 10 Franz Josef/Queenstown
  11. Day 11 Queenstown (1B)
  12. Day 12 Queenstown/Te Anau (1B, 1L)
  13. Day 13 Te Anau/Twizel (1B)
  14. Day 14 Twizel/Christchurch
  15. Day 15 Christchurch (1B)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services


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  • Are the flights included?

    Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner -

  • What is the age range?

    This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old. This means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form. Please be aware that you must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour.

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  • Leslie3rd September 2018
    It is too bad there is no 6 or 8 star rating available. 5 isn't really good enough for TourRadar. This enterprise surpasses even the most stringent, high-bar criteria for excellence of customer service. These people are consistently, constantly, on top of your tour itinerary, where you are are in the process, your current status and your situation, they answer the phone on the 2nd or 3rd ring, I'M NOT KIDDING, nd when they pick up they already know who you are, what your tour and status is, and they instantly produce precise answers and solutions to your questions or problems in a matter of seconds. I don't know who the competition is for this outfit but my advice to them is, give up. Go find another line of business. You will never catch up with the platinum customer service these people provide.



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Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 January 2019 the full payment of $3,314 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3314 for Highlights of New Zealand, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,807 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 93 km
  • Hahei (New Zealand)
  • 150 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 372 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 154 km
  • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
  • 151 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 199 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 222 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 71 km
  • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
  • 398 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)

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