City To City (ex. Christchurch) 2018-19

from R 16,900* per person

High octane or slow and steady, this trip switches up the pace every day. Learn local legends from the Maori people, visit some world-class museums, go skydiving and hike one of the best one-day hikes in the world. You’ll see movie-worthy scenery, lush greenery and volcanic vistas. Kia Ora New Zealand!

Destination: New Zealand

Travel Dates: From 03/03/2019 to 21/03/2019

Duration: 9 days

Company: Topdeck

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  • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
    Haka & Poi class
    Visit Hanmer Springs
    Visit Huka Falls
    Marlborough Wine Tasting
    Visit Te Papa Museum
    Kaikoura Peninsula Walk and seal colony
    Visit Lake Taupo
    Also Included
    8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners 4 nights in hotels, 2 nights in lodges, 1 night in a cabin, 1 night in a traditional Maori Marae Cook Strait ferry crossing Modern air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi Awesome Topdeck Crew
    Group Size
    Maximum 36
    Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi

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Day 1 Christchurch to Kiakoura
From the South Island’s largest city we’ll go coastal as we head into Kaikoura and take the peninsula walk. Fans of seafood are in luck for this evening – this place is known for its crazy-good crayfish.

Included today:
-Peninsula walk
-Crayfish tasting
Day 2 Kaikoura to Nelson
Will you meet some marine friends on a whale watching trip, go swimming with dolphins or take on a seal swimming adventure? Yep, it’s a triple whammy of water-based optional activities today. Then as we carry on along the coast, we’ll try to spot a New Zealand fur seal or two before It’s on to Nelson, the sunniest region in NZ.

Included today:
-Ohau Point seal colony

Day 3 Nelson
You’ll definitely need your camera for today’s free day. Nelson is stunning. One option is to take to the walking tracks, or you could paddle along the shoreline in ocean kayaks. For an aerial view, there’s always a tandem skydive on offer. Feeling artsy? Have a look around the galleries and studios in the area. Just get back in time for tonight’s traditional Kiwi BBQ.


Optional activities:
Day 4 Nelson to Wellington
Wine Time! Today we head for our secret Marlborough Winery for a tasting sesh. Then, jump on the ferry to cross the Cook Strait and leave the blue waters of the Marlborough Sound for Wellington. It’s like entering a different world. We’ll hop off in the ‘fourth coolest city’ in the world. It’s New Zealand’s capital and has a whole heap of cool shops and galleries to check out by day. As night falls, get a taster of the craft beer scene and take your pick of award-winning restaurants.

Included today:
-Cook Strait crossing
-Marlborough wine tasting

Day 5 Wellington to Tongariro
Visit Te Papa, the NZ National Museum. It’s six floors of awesomeness. Take a look around town before we board the bus for the vast volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park. It’s World Heritage listed don’t you know?! This evening, relax. There’s a sauna and spa. Or head straight for the terrace bar for a drink by the fire. We’ll have a hearty country-style meal – just leave room for dessert – it’s a Kiwi favourite, pavlova.

Included today:
-Visit Te Papa

Day 6 Tongariro National Park
Two active volcanoes, old lava flows, an active vent, emerald lakes and amazing views. The optional Tongariro Crossing is one of the best full day hikes you can do in NZ. It’s a free day, so you’ve got the time. There are some shorter walks too. However you spend the day, know that you’ve got another relaxing night in the lodge to look forward to.

Included today:
-Short walks


Optional activities:
-Tongariro Crossing Hikes
Day 7 Tongariro to Marae Stay
Taupo is first, and hanging above the free flowing Waikato River, the Taupo Bungy is a must for those game enough to take the plunge! Then it’s on to the raging waters of Huka Falls and we’ll take a little detour to see (and hear) the gurgling Mud Pool. Afterwards, we’ll head for Maori heartland that is Rotorua, known for its thermal springs and...interesting aroma (blame the sulphur in the air). Tonight enjoy a warm welcome at a traditional Maori Marae. After a hearty, family-style dinner, learn about Maori history and watch an exclusive cultural performance by the Te Arawa people. You’ll be a Haka expert by the end of the night.

Included today:
-Visit Huka Falls
-Visit Lake Taupo
-Maori Marae cultural talks
-Haka & Poi class


Optional activities:
-Taupo bungy jump
Day 8 Marae to Rotorua
After breakfast, it’s farewell to the Marae. The day is yours to play with. There are a whole heap of optional activities to pick from. Feeling lazy? Visit the famous thermal spa pools or have a relaxing massage. Or you could race around on a mountain bike, go whitewater rafting or try the original OGO Zorb. Hobbit fans could go for The Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. You’ll venture through Middle Earth, get lost among the Hobbit holes and see the scenery from the film in what you could call super HD! Tonight, settle in to Rotorua’s largest hotel, set right on the shores of the beautiful Lake Rotorua.


Optional activities:
-Hobbiton tour
-Whitewater rafting
-Hells Gate Mud Baths
-Canopy tours
-Experience Ogo
-Day spas & massage
Day 9 Rotorua to Auckland
It’s time to leave Rotorua behind and head for the ‘maiden with a thousand lovers’ (aka Auckland). It got its name because the area was coveted by so many tribes – and you’ll soon find out why. After a visit to the Waitomo Caves, it might be time to say goodbye to your trip buddies, but there’s plenty more NZ out there to explore.


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