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Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days)

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Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days) - Contiki
Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days) - Contiki
Ilham "It was an amazing experience, that exceeded my expectations. It is a life changing, as this was my first long group tour experience that I will definitely do again. Susie is an amazing trio manager who run the extra mile to make sure that we have the best possible experience. The transportation was great as well, we were lucky to have Pat as driver !! Overall, I couldn't start 2017 in a better way..."
Excellent
29 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+10 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Christchurch
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Highlights

  • Try an authentic local dinner
  • Go parasailing in Paihia
  • Enjoy delicious cuisine in Wellington
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the in-depth cultural tour Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days), 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. Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

29 Reviews

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  • Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days) reviewer 1
    Written on April 18, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Freakin loved this trip! absolutely amazing. I actually never heard of Contiki before. Didn't realize it was actually an age restriction from 18-35 year olds. So that was a nice surprise as that just kept things more active with a younger group like that. I only got a few years left in me to stay in this range... :( But sky diving for the first time, and rafting down the worlds tallest commercial waterfall of 22 feet was amazing! Chels did an amazing job on everything. super positive, lots of energy and has a kind heart.
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  • Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days) reviewer 2
    Written on November 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Such an amazing experience. I met so many new friends and had so many fun adventures. Saul and Weeman were awesome and great at keeping everyone happy. Definitely budget for the MeTime experiences. There is not a lot to do when you don’t do them but sometimes there’s hikes in the area. Rafting and skydiving were my favourites!
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  • E
    Written on March 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have had the best experience and would definitely reccomend it to anyone. Susie was dedicated and worked hard. She gave as much detail as possible and always worked her hardest to accomodate for everyone. She was one of the reasons i decided to stay on my contiki trip longer and was able to give me the advice i needed while in new zealand. Contiki overall provided a great experience and covered all the places that i wanted to go and was able to provide a competitive price.
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  • VS
    Written on March 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie is amazing! So helpful and sweet! She'll make sure you have the trip of a lifetime!! She knows all the great places to go and definitely goes out if her way to make you have a great time!!! She makes everyone feel welcome and loved! Love you Susie!
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  • P
    Written on March 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie was an amazing guide, she gave us a very good explanation of every activity and made sure we could do all the ones we wanted !
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  • RW
    Written on March 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Suzy and Pat were amazing, very informative, helpful and fun!! Buses and hotels were great and meet a lot of lovely people on the trip
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  • S
    Written on March 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I went over to New Zealand by myself and Susie made me feel so welcome and showed me a great time with so much adventure and thrill seeking!
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  • K
    Written on March 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    My recent New Zealand trip was better than i expected! Susie was an amazing tour guide. She had great local knowledge, made everyone feel welcome and she was so much fun! The weather was beautiful, the people were really nice, the tour guide was fantastic, the food was great and the scenery was amazing.
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  • I
    Written on January 25, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was an amazing experience, that exceeded my expectations. It is a life changing, as this was my first long group tour experience that I will definitely do again. Susie is an amazing trio manager who run the extra mile to make sure that we have the best possible experience. The transportation was great as well, we were lucky to have Pat as driver !! Overall, I couldn't start 2017 in a better way !!
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  • JV
    Written on January 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Susie was absolutely amazing. She took all the planning out of the trip which just made it so much easy. She also has a fun loving attitude which made the trip even more enjoyable.
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  1. Day 1: Auckland to Paihia via Parry Kauri Park
  2. Day 2: Paihia
  3. Day 3: Paihia to Auckland
  4. Day 4: Auckland to Rotorua
  5. Day 5: Rotorua
  6. Day 6: Rotorua to Mount Ruapehu via Huka Falls and Lake Taupo
  7. Day 7: Mount Ruapehu
  8. Day 8: Mount Ruapehu to Wellington
  9. Day 9: Wellington
  10. Day 10: Wellington to Christchurch via Picton and Kaikoura

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Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1585 for Northern Choice (Start Auckland, End Christchurch, Winter, 10 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,281 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 49 km
  • Parry Kauri Park (New Zealand)
  • 137 km
  • Paihia (New Zealand)
  • 185 km
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 194 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 59 km
  • Huka Falls (New Zealand)
  • 4 km
  • Taupo (New Zealand)
  • 79 km
  • Mount Ruapehu (New Zealand)
  • 233 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 65 km
  • Picton (New Zealand)
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