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Ultimate Explorer from Christchurch (28 days) - top rated by National Geographic

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Ultimate Explorer from Christchurch (28 days) - top rated by National Geographic - Flying Kiwi
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Starts
Christchurch
Destinations
+29
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • NZS Top 5 National Parks
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Dolphin swimming
  • Bay of islands
Age range
18 to 60 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Camping, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
26
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Travel style
Coach / Bus, Adventure
Start and end in Christchurch! With the coach / bus tour Ultimate Explorer from Christchurch (28 days) - top rated by National Geographic, you have a 28 day tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 28 other destinations in New Zealand. Ultimate Explorer from Christchurch (28 days) - top rated by National Geographic is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1: CHRISTCHURCH - RANGITATA
    Start point Outside the , Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, Canterbury Region 8013, New Zealand 14:30
  2. DAY 2: RANGITATA - LAKE PUKAKI
  3. DAY 3: LAKE PUKAKI - MOERAKI
  4. DAY 4: MOERAKI - DUNEDIN
  5. DAY 5: DUNEDIN - HOLLYFORD
  6. DAY 6: HOLLYFORD - TE ANAU
  7. DAY 7: TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN
  8. DAY 8: QUEENSTOWN
  9. DAY 9: QUEENSTOWN - MAKARORA
  10. DAY 10: MAKAROA - FOX GLACIER
  11. DAY 11: FOX GLACIER - OKARITO
  12. DAY 12: OKARITO - PUNAKAIKI
  13. DAY 13: PUNAKAIKI - MARAHAU
  14. DAY 14: MARAHAU
  15. DAY 15: MARAHAU
  16. DAY 16: MARAHAU - WELLINGTON
  17. DAY 17: WELLINGTON - NEW PLYMOUTH
  18. DAY 18: NEW PLYMOUTH - AUCKLAND
  19. DAY 19: AUCKLAND - PAIHIA
  20. DAY 20: PAIHIA
  21. DAY 21: PAIHIA - OREWA
  22. DAY 22: OREWA - AUCKLAND - HOT WATER BEACH
  23. DAY 23: HOT WATER BEACH - ROTORUA
  24. DAY 24: ROTORUA - TURANGI
  25. DAY 25: TURANGI - PAEKAKARIKI
  26. DAY 26: PAEKAKARIKI - WELLINGTON - PICTON
  27. DAY 27: PICTON - KAIKOURA
  28. DAY 28: KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH
    End point Outside the , Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, Canterbury Region 8013, New Zealand 13:00

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Will it be cheaper for me if I jump off in Auckland instead of Christchurch?

      You are welcome to start your trip in Christchurch and leave us in Auckland, rather than Christchurch, which makes it a 18 or 22 day trip, depending on whether you would like to visit the Bay of Island with us or not.

      However, please note that the Ultimate Explorer trip departing Christchurch on 21 November is already fully booked. We do still have 2 seats left on the departure on 12 November and 7 seats for the trip starting on 30 November.

      The tour cost as far as Auckland, excluding the Bay of Islands, would be $3,344 for 18 days, or $3,920 for 22 days.

    • Do you have many people in their 60s? If I do the Routeburn track do we stay in huts or carry a tent? Does doing this increase the price of the holiday?

      Yes we do get travellers in their 60's. With the Routeburn we book clients into the huts and there is an additional cost for this of $155 (includes some meals and transport at the end along with the huts). You are dropped off at around 4.00pm on day 1 and arrive back to camp around midday on day 3.

    • What time will I be dropped off at day 1 and around what time will I get back to camp on day 3?

      You are dropped off at around 4.00pm on day 1 and arrive back to camp around midday on day 3.

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    Start and end in Christchurch.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 3,609 km.
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 119 km
    • Rangitata (New Zealand)
    • 96 km
    • Lake Pukaki (New Zealand)
    • 35 km
    • Mount Cook (New Zealand)
    • 191 km
    • Moeraki (New Zealand)
    • 64 km
    • Dunedin (New Zealand)
    • 242 km
    • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
    • 95 km
    • Fiordland National Park (New Zealand)
    • 28 km
    • Te Anau (New Zealand)
    • 85 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
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