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15 Day Highlights of New Zealand: Auckland to Christchurch | G Adventures

Auckland, New Zealand

For adventurers on a tight time-budget, this 15-day trip wraps up the must-sees of both islands with a nice little bow

Duration15 Days 14 Nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size16
Minimum Age
Minimum Age12+
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelLow
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationAuckland - Christchurch

15 Day Highlights of New Zealand: Auckland to Christchurch | G Adventures Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back when you book with us

  • All accommodation: Hotels/motels

  • Coromandel Peninsula visit

  • Cathedral Cove visit

  • Orientation walk in Wellington and Christchurch

  • Delicious wine tasting

  • Fiordland National Park visit with Doubtful Sound day cruise

  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park visit with hiking opportunity (weather permitting)

  • Free time in Rotorua, Wellington, Franz Josef and Queenstown

  • All transport between destinations - including internal flights

  • Guidance from an amazing G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout

  • Delicious meals: (8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What level of service/quality can I expect on this tour?

You can expect comfortable, tourist-class accommodations with character on this tour.

Allow $515 - $670 USD for meals. Eating is a big part of traveling. On this tour, you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.

Accommodation will be varied throughout your adventure. Bathroom and showering facilities are often shared and may not be en-suite

No. There'll be some light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher.

Joining Instructions (Airport to Hotel)

By Taxi: $70-80, approximately 30 minutes.

By Shuttle Bus: $33 for 1 person, $8 per additional. The "Super Shuttle" is a 24-hour service that takes approximately 1 hour. The shuttle waits outside of the terminal and provides door-to-door service.

By Skybus: $18 per person. Leaves from outside the airport terminal every 10-15 minutes and takes approximately 1 hour.

Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other then your welcome meeting in the evening, so you can arrive at any time.

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible.

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.

New Zealand weather can be quite variable, even in summer, and layers are recommended throughout the year.

Packing List
• Face masks (required)
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Rubber gloves

Important notice for passport holders from 60 visa waiver countries, including the UK, Canada, USA, and EU:

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)

From 1 October 2019, passport holders from 60 visa waiver countries travelling by air or cruise and entering New Zealand without a visa (tourists) will need to hold an ETA before travelling to New Zealand. You will be able to apply for an ETA from July 2019.

For more information and full list of eligible countries please visit https://www.immigration.govt.nz/nzeta

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