Highlights of New Zealand

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Highlights of New Zealand - G Adventures
Highlights of New Zealand - G Adventures
18 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 99 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse, Motel
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Boat, Private Vehicle, Plane
Physical Rating
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
G Adventures
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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  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 (1B, 1L)
  13. Day 13 Queenstown/Twizel (1B)
  14. Day 14 Twizel/Christchurch
  15. Day 15 Christchurch (1B)

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Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

18 Reviews

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  • JL
    Written on March 14, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had an amazing time traveling with awesome people and an excellent tour guide! New Zealand is fantastic! 100% Nature!

    G Adventures commented on this review
    100% amazing. Thank you Jose!
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  • R
    Written on November 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Takes the stress out of travelling alone

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  • Highlights of New Zealand reviewer 3
    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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  • N
    Written on November 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip to get a feel of the whole country

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  • J
    Written on October 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Reasonable cost. Great tour guide

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  • A
    Written on October 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great CEO, great locations and small group travel

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  • A
    Written on October 22, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Already mentioned to several people it's a great way to see the best bits of a country without any hard work

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  • J
    Written on October 18, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The achievement of all the objectives of the trip with rigor, punctuality, seriousness, efficiency and effectiveness

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  • C
    Written on October 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It's so easy and all the pressure of picking places to go when you land in a country is taken away

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  • K
    Written on October 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Enjoyed the mixed group of travelers. Places we visited were interesting and unique. Most accommodations were adequate and close to downtown areas. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

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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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Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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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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