Highlights of New Zealand

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Highlights of New Zealand - G Adventures
Highlights of New Zealand - G Adventures
3 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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  • 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 2
    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 prefer adrenaline-fueled adventure or relaxation.
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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 service alone would make me recommend the tour, although the New Zealand countryside can see itself.
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1 Auckland
  2. Day 2 Auckland/Hahei (1B, 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)

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

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

  • Is 65 year old age cut off enforced?

    The age for this of 65 is just as a guide only, as long as you are healthy and fairly fit you should be fine.

  • When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

    May is good to travel even if it won't be too warm. Between May and September, it's the cold weather months in New Zealand, you will need warm clothing for the days, evenings and nights. In the North Island, generally the slightly warmer of the two main islands, temperatures in May can drop to 9-11C even in the Bay of Islands.

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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 22 September 2018 the full payment of $2,559 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 $2559 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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