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Contrasts of New Zealand Ends Christchurch (from Auckland to Christchurch)

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5 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+11 Destinations
New Zealand South Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a train ride through the Alps
  • Explore the Glow Worm Grotto
  • Learn about Maori culture
  • Try your hand at sheep shearing
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
48
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the discovery tour Contrasts of New Zealand Ends Christchurch (from Auckland to Christchurch), you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 10 other destinations in New Zealand. Contrasts of New Zealand Ends Christchurch (from Auckland to Christchurch) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Contrasts of New Zealand Ends Christchurch (from Auckland to Christchurch) reviewer 1
    Written on May 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Simply magnificent, well organised and first class service 10/10
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  • GM
    Written on February 19, 2018
    2.0 - Rather poor

    Just letting everyone know what happened when we did this tour. Everything was going well until our bus burnt to the ground as we had to watch in Cromwell on January 3rd 2018. We were assured that the company would keep in touch and ensure that all was well. As well as going through the unending process of insurance claims, all we have received from Trafalgar is reimbursement for lost days, a pitiful 20% discount on our next guided tour, not returned emails and very curt responses when they finally replied! What amazing customer relations - NOT! VERY disappointing!
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  • BB
    Written on January 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was up to expectation. Well organized. Guides were great. Drivers were great. Overall it really was a wonderful experience.
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  • Contrasts of New Zealand Ends Christchurch (from Auckland to Christchurch) reviewer 4
    Written on January 10, 2017
    3.5 - Good

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  • RA
    Written on January 3, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    All are well arranged, but need much more time to spend the designated tour areas. It is like San Josef we only was given time to take off the bus and take a walk to San Josef tour area for only 30 minutes -- it is ridiculous !! we could not even enjoy and explore the places. And some other designated tour areas only for 15 minutes. Mine as well it is better looking the beautiful places in NZ using "You Tube" for free instead of sitting most of the time in the bus that costing me lots of money! Even the tour director (Mark) has done very good job for almost everything -- but only giving generous times to explore that he forgot to give us. Actually we did not mind arrive in the hotel late evening, in order to spend much longer in the designated areas. And the distance of designated areas were too long -- it is better if you can choose the hotels very close to designated areas -- for example: Checking in the hotel close to San Josef in the evening -- and then in the morning till noon -- the Group are taken to Glazier place in the morning after breakfast and enjoy for the walk, etc. Not a vice versa. We don't like sitting on the bus for too long, and enjoy designated tour areas for too short !!. So you have to consider the right priority to your clients' need in this matter. Because seeing panoramas thru behind the glass window in the bus is the same as we are watching panoramas via the U-tube (U-tube even gives us much better panoramas for free !!).
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Auckland (2 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Auckland Sightseeing
  3. Day 3: Auckland - Rotorua
  4. Day 4: Rotorua - Christchurch
  5. Day 5: Christchurch - Franz Josef
  6. Day 6: Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Milford Sound Cruise
  8. Day 8: Queenstown Free Time
  9. Day 9: Queenstown Christchurch
  10. Day 10: Depart Christchurch

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • James12th May 2018
    I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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Location
Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 12 December 2018 the full payment of $0 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $0 for Contrasts of New Zealand Ends Christchurch (from Auckland to Christchurch), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,911 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 194 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 4 km
  • Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park (New Zealand)
  • 674 km
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • 163 km
  • Hokitika (New Zealand)
  • 96 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
  • 201 km
  • Cromwell (New Zealand)
  • 30 km
  • Arrowtown (New Zealand)
  • 17 km
  • Queenstown (New Zealand)
  • 71 km
  • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
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