Best of New Zealand

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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4 reviews
+14 Destinations
New Zealand South Island


Start in Auckland and end in Wellington! With the discovery tour Best of New Zealand, you have a 21 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Wellington and through Auckland, New Zealand and 14 other destinations in New Zealand. Best of New Zealand is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Lodge
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Boat, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Physical Rating
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure

4 Reviews

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  • SH
    Written on May 30, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    Unfortunately, I am disappointed with the tour because we have been overwhelmed with activities and not great value has been placed on the nature of New Zealand. In addition, our tourguidin was super nice but unfortunately not a tour guide but a taxi... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Saskia, we apologize if things weren't up to expectations here. We can see our Customer Solutions team have been in touch with you.
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  • TS
    Written on February 13, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour is a once in a life time opportunity, packed with plenty of amazing activities. My CEO, Jemma made all the difference, not only being a great guide she went above and beyond for everyone on my bus.

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  • MS
    Written on April 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was amazing!! So many things we did that were exclusive for G Adventures tours only! The tour guides were friendly and very personable. I loved every minute of it!!

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  • Best of New Zealand reviewer 4
    Written on July 8, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    Our CEO was great had a lot of knowledge had an extremly enjoyable holoday and would definatly travel with g adventures again

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Auckland
  2. Day 2 Auckland/Raglan (1B, 1L)
  3. Day 3 Raglan (1B, 1D)
  4. Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua (1B)
  5. Day 5 Rotorua/Taupo (1B)
  6. Day 6 Taupo/Wellington (1B)
  7. Day 7 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park (1B, 1D)
  8. Day 8 Abel Tasman National Park (1B)
  9. Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Westport (1B, 1D)
  10. Day 10 Westport/Franz Josef (1B, 1D)
  11. Day 11 Franz Josef (1B)
  12. Day 12 Franz Josef/Queenstown (1B)
  13. Days 13-14 Queenstown
  14. Day 15 Queenstown/Te Anau (1B, 1L)
  15. Day 16 Te Anau/Central Otago (1B, 1D)
  16. Day 17 Central Otago (1B)
  17. Day 18 Wedderburn/Christchurch (1B)
  18. Day 19 Christchurch/Kaikoura (1B)
  19. Day 20 Kaikoura/Wellington (1B)
  20. Day 21 Wellington (1B)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good 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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  • What is the age range?

    This tour is part of G-Adventures’ 18-to-Thirtysomethings range, which is designed for younger travellers specifically between the ages of 18-39.

    If you're outside of the age range and like the look of this itinerary then why not check out the G Adventures "Highlights of New Zealand" tour, which follows a similar route and is open to all ages over 18.

  • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

    A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

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Auckland is the starting point and Wellington is the endpoint.
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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 $2379 for Best 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 2,319 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 106 km
  • Raglan (New Zealand)
  • 126 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 132 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 156 km
  • Abel Tasman NP (New Zealand)
  • 189 km
  • Punakaiki (New Zealand)
  • 168 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 170 km
  • Wanaka (New Zealand)
  • 52 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
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