Best of New Zealand

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Best of New Zealand - G Adventures
Best of New Zealand - G Adventures
14 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 hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Boat, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Physical Rating
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
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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 Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

14 Reviews

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  • B
    Written on October 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was an amazing trip, with a really cool group and a lot of adventures

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  • P
    Written on October 26, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our guide Cory was an amazing guide told us everything we needed to know and we had the best bunch of guys with us and you have set up the best experience one could ask for

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  • G
    Written on October 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great experience, loads to do and excellent guide

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  • S
    Written on October 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip, we liked the combination of planned activities and optional ones. The only reason it's not a 10 is because the starting times were always sooooo early

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  • G
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    They're great

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  • C
    Written on October 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best tour group that I've used. Has a great mix of included and optional activities.

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  • T
    Written on September 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a awesome tour. Great Guide and only cool people. You can see a lot of different things.

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  • L
    Written on August 28, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The ease and organisation of this tour was faultless and the work done by Scotty was above and beyond on every opportunity

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  • J
    Written on August 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    you get an awesome time !!

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  • G
    Written on August 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well organised. You get to see a lot of a place in a short amount of time. I think it would be an idea to somehow inform people of the age of people. We met another group who seemed really young yet ours was a good mix. I think the age range of people... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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

  • 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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  • Svetlana17th February 2019
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Auckland is the starting point and Wellington is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 September 2019 the full payment of $2,479 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 $2479 for Best of New Zealand, but the deposit of $99 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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