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Stray Journeys - Hillary (National)

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Stray Journeys - Hillary (National) - Stray Travel
Stray Journeys - Hillary (National) - Stray Travel
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4 reviews
Starts
Christchurch
Destinations
+17
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

Start and end in Christchurch! With the adventure tour Stray Journeys - Hillary (National), you have a 21 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 14 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray Journeys - Hillary (National) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
18 to 50 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Boat, Mini-coach

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  • LR
    Written on January 17, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was great. The gide always had a lot of energy and was able to tell a lot about New Zealand. The bus trip was very long in the first 2 days. These are 2 full travel days, we didn't know this so this was a bit disappointing. The accommodations were basic. You are always in a room of 4 or more and usually in a backpackers log or similar. If you are on your own, this is quite fun. If you prefer not to have this, you must indicate this before your trip and they will arrange it. Because we wanted to see a whole new zealand, this means that you have many travel days, you have to take this into account if you want to see everything in a short period. Everything is well organized and all days have a tight schedule that is really kept.
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia ora Laura! Thank you for your feedback about your Hillary tour. We have recently reviewed how we make travellers aware of the first couple days of the tour so they don't have the same disappointment as you did. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with your guide Lantern and were able to see all of the country in the time you had!
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  • E
    Written on August 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The Hillary Tour was amazing! In three weeks you get to see such beautiful places and spectacular scenery. Our guide Postie did a fantastic job and made my tour very memorable. The fact that the transportation and accomodation was all taken care of was very relaxing and I could just enjoy my trip. My highlights were Abel Tasman National Park and the Doubtful Sound Cruise. Stray is a great way to experience New Zealand and to meet some great people from all over the world.
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  • C
    Written on April 24, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an awesome time with amazing people! Lantern was a great driver- full of knowledge and energy! The activities that were included were great as were the optional ones, so there was lots of choice! If you want to meet great people and see this amazing country Stray is a great company to do it with!!
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  • Stray Journeys - Hillary (National) reviewer 4
    Written on February 19, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    Great locations and we enjoyed the activities. The people running the accommodation were very friendly, especially at Doubtful Sound. Sometimes a holiday has a stand-out experience, but this one had many. I was going to self-drive, but am glad that we did it this way. We also had lovely weather. There were a couple of minor issues with the buses but they kept going.
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  1. Introduction
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  1. CHRISTCHURCH TO WELLINGTON
  2. WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND
  3. AUCKLAND
  4. AUCKLAND TO HAHEI (COROMANDEL)
  5. HAHEI TO ROTORUA
  6. ROTORUA TO WHAKAHORO
  7. WHAKAHORO TO NATIONAL PARK
  8. NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON
  9. WELLINGTON (VIA PICTON) TO ABEL TASMAN
  10. FULL DAY IN ABEL TASMAN
  11. ABEL TASMAN TO HANMER SPRINGS
  12. HANMER SPRINGS TO CHRISTCHURCH
  13. CHRISTCHURCH TO FRANZ JOSEF
  14. FULL DAY AT FRANZ JOSEF
  15. FRANZ JOSEF TO MAKARORA
  16. MAKARORA TO DOUBTFUL SOUND
  17. DOUBTFUL SOUND TO QUEENSTOWN
  18. TWO FULL DAYS QUEENSTOWN
  19. QUEENSTOWN TO MOUNT COOK
  20. MOUNT COOK TO CHRISTCHURCH

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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

  • November 1, 2016

    Does this trip have loads of walking?

    As this is a flexible kind of tour, there are no hikes or walks scheduled but you will have plenty of free time to experience the stunning countryside of New Zealand at your own pace. Your trip leader will always advise the scheduled activities for the day and you are flexible to adjust and include your own walks at any time as it suits your desired activity level.

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  • Victoria8th April 2018
    Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

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Location
Start and end in Christchurch.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2597 for Stray Journeys - Hillary (National), but the deposit of 35% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 3,019 km.
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 273 km
  • Picton (New Zealand)
  • 65 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 494 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 93 km
  • Hahei (New Zealand)
  • 150 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 149 km
  • Whakahoro (New Zealand)
  • 44 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 65 km
  • Picton (New Zealand)
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