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Contiki | Grand Adventurer

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Location Start: AUCKLAND     End: CHRISTCHURCH 

A mix of cities & panoramic landscapes, NZ is "the way the world was meant to be, a slice of heaven". Includes: Accom & Meals,10/12 nights, Twin, Single or Quad-share, B/fasts and Dinners - as per itinerary.

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13 Day Grand Adventurer 18-35 yrs

Start Auckland finish Christchurch OR

Start Christchurch finish Auckland

Start or finish in Queenstown  12 day option deduct $120.00

Pay in full 12 mths in advance save $209.00

Pay in full 6 mths in advance save $105.00

Whats Included

Accomodation 6 nights Hotels & resorts, 5 nights lodges

Accommodation based on quad share

NB: Milford Overnight quad-share only

12 Breakfasts (B)

5 Dinners (D)

Contiki Specials

Experienced Tour Manager and Driver

Modern air-conditioned coach

Contiki ‘Travellers Guide’ information book 

Contiki document wallet


Prices based on Quad Share

Twin share add $179.00

Single Room add $829.00



Auckland to Waitomo Overground to Underground: Departing at midday, we head south past the fertile Waikato River basin and onto our special overnight stay at Waitomo, home of the world famous limestone formations and sparkling Glow-worms. (D)

Waitomo to Rotorua Cool Caves to Hot Springs: Maybe take time today to visit the Glow-worm grotto or try Underground Cave Rafting before visiting the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Whakarewarewa, on our way to the thermal area of Rotorua. End the day with a swim in the lodge hot pool, before taking in an optional Maori Hangi meal and concert. Lodge (B)

Rotorua to Taupo Thermal Wonderland: Mark today in your travel diary as the day you’ll see the “Craters of the Moon” thermal area, the raging Huka Falls and the steaming Wairakei Valley on the way to our exclusive resort beside New Zealand’s largest lake – Taupo. Resort Lodge (B)

Taupo to Wellington The city not the boot: The mountains of Tongariro National Park provide a spectacular sight on the way to the capital city of Wellington. A scenic waterfront drive to the top of Mt Victoria acts as the perfect introduction on our guided tour of one of the largest cities on the North Island of New Zealand. Hotel (B)

Wellington at Leisure What a ‘capital’ city: A full day to explore the country’s capital. Take your time to enjoy the amazing Musuem of New Zealand, known as Te Papa ‘Our House’. Later this evening join us for a walkabout dinner. Hotel (B)

Wellington to Christchurch Ferry tales: Board the Inter-Island ferry and do the north to south island hop through Marlborough Sound and Cook Strait to Picton. Then make sure your camera has film for the spectacular views along the Kaikoura Coastline. If we’re lucky, we’ll spot one of the many seal colonies in this area. Then, via the Canterbury Plains, we’ll head towards the city of Christchurch. Hotel (B)

Christchurch to Fox Glacier No, this is not Switzerland: We’ll cross the Southern Alps via majestic Arthur’s Pass taking in the jade greenstone carving at Hokitika. Then we’ll journey onward to the awesome Fox Glacier on the South Island’s rugged West Coast. Hotel (B,D)

Fox Glacier to Queenstown Nice ice: You may wish to explore the Fox Glacier with the professional guides that will be on hand to show you the beauty of this natural wonder. We’ll then journey through Haast Pass to Queenstown and our lodge high above Lake Wakatipu. Hold onto your hat – Queenstown beckons! Lodge (B,D)

Queenstown at Leisure – Too much is never enough: You will rest up won’t you? You’ll need to. The next two days are yours. Be extreme! A number of options to astound you await! White water rafting, parachuting, jet boating or hiking are on offer. Once you’re dry and breathing again the next portion of our Contiki decathalon takes place. Yes, it’s time to experience Queenstown’s legendary nightlife. Lodge (B,B)

Queenstown at Leisure: Continued.

Or… Ski Queenstown: July to September winter departures offer the chance of two full days skiing on some of New Zealand’s finest slopes. Ski equipment and lessons can be organized on arrival at your resort.

Queenstown to Milford Sound Vertical and nautical: Need an andrenalin boost? We’ll take you to a bridge to jump off! The bungy jumping bridge provides a hair-raising, gob-stopping adrenalin rush. It is one of the options on this tour that separates the tourists from the purists. Pure fun. Pure rush. Why don’t you try it? After this, we’ll head to the amazingly beautiful Milford Sound where you’ll love the night we spend cruising on the Milford Wanderer. Overnight Cruise (B,D)

Milford Sound to Lake Ohau – Phew … what a view: In the morning we’ll breakfast on board before heading back to the mainland. We travel past Lake Te Anau and the Clutha River to the Southern Alps, then head to our lodge at Lake Ohau which affords views over Australasia’s tallest peak, Mt Cook. Lodge (B,D)

Lake Ohau to Christchurch Flying high: If heights don’t scare you (we saw you bungy jump two days ago), then why not take the option of a spectacular glacier flight over Mt Cook? Later, we’ll head back to Christchurch where you may join us for an end-of-tour, we-must-keep-in-touch-what-tour-are-you-taking-next, dinner. (B)

Explore New Zealand

  • Sightseeing tour of Rotorua
  • New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Whakarewarewa
  • Huka Falls and Wairakei geothermal area
  • View Lake Taupo
  • Guided tour of Wellington, NZ’s capital
  • Explore ‘Craters of the Moon’ thermal area
  • Inter-Island cruise through the Marlborough & Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Picturesque Picton Kaikoura coast drive including view of a Seal Colony
  • Drive spectacular Arthur’s Pass
  • Locally carved greenstone demonstration
  • Drive through the Haast Pass
  • Stop at the original Bungee Jump Bridge
  • Visit historic Arrowtown
  • Through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound
  • Overnight cruise on the Milford Sound
  • View Mitre Peak
  • View Mt Cook across glacial Lake Pukaki
  • Sightseeing tour of Christchurch
  • Scenic drive through these National Parks: Tongariro, Arthur’s Pass, Westland, Mt Aspiring and Fiordland




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