Kiwi Encounter

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  • No booking fees
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +10
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
  • Visit Waitomo Caves
  • Overnight stay in a traditional Maori marae
  • Traditional Hangi lunch
  • Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls
The Kiwi Encounter tour starts from Auckland and ends in Christchurch. It is an explorer tour that takes 17 days taking you through Tongariro National Park, Christchurch, Milford Sound and 9 other destinations in New Zealand. Kiwi Encounter is a guided group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Home of Lord of the Rings, Crowded House and the World’s Sexiest Accent – there’s no doubt this little country has a BIG reputation for being jam-packed with pure awesomeness. Don’t waste time choosing between North and South, adventure or chill, culture or landscapes – bungy out of boring and dive headfirst into the best 17 days of your life. We’re waiting.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 3189 reviews
Review for another Topdeck tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 01 2018
Review for another Topdeck tour
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 12 2016
“A bit more info on the ability to come in and out of the different tours at different stages would have been great, definitely would have stayed on a bit longer and seen some things of interest.
Great tour to go on, get ready for early starts!”
Edoardo's review for another Topdeck tour
5 - Excellent
  • Edoardo
  • From Switzerland
  • On Nov 21 2019
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  • Day 1 : Auckland to Rotorua
  • Day 2 : Rotorua
  • Day 3 : Rotorua to Tongariro National Park
  • Day 4 : Tongariro National Park
  • Day 5 : Tongariro to Wellington
  • Day 6 : Wellington
  • Day 7 : Wellington to Nelson
  • Day 8 : Nelson
  • Day 9 : Nelson to Kaikoura
  • Day 10 : Kaikoura to Christchurch
  • Day 11 : Christchurch to Fox Glacier
  • Day 12 : Fox Glacier to Queenstown
  • Day 13 : Queenstown
  • Day 14 : Queenstown (Milford Sound Day Trip)
  • Day 15 : Queenstown
  • Day 16 : Queenstown to Lake Ohau
  • Day 17 : Lake Ohau to Christchurch
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • 16 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • 6 nights in hotels
  • 4 nights in motels
  • 3 nights in lodges
  • 1 night in a cabin
  • 1 night in a hostel
  • 1 night in a traditional Maori marae
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
  • -Waitomo Glowworm Caves: from $53.00
    -Ruakuri Cave: from $76.00
    -Blackwater rafting at Waitomo Caves: from $147.00
    -Visit the Hobbiton movie set: from $124.00
    -Canopy tour in Rotorua: from $159.00
    -Visit a mud bath and spa: from 75.00
    -Zorbing in Rotorua: from $45.00
    -Whitewater rafting in Rotorua: from $90.00
    -Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing: from $195.00
    -Quad biking in Tongariro National Park: from $155.00
    -Kayaking and seal-spotting in Abel Tasman National Park: from $150.00
    -Day tour of Abel Tasman National Park: from $92.00
    -Skydiving in Abel Tasman National Park: from $329.00
    -Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura: from $180.00
    -Heli-hike at Fox Glacier: from $499.00
    -Scenic flight over Fox Glacier: from $280.00
    -Jet boating in Queenstown: from $159.00
    -Canyon swinging in Queenstown: from $249.00
    -Bungy jumping in Queenstown: from $205.00
    -Skydiving in Queenstown: from $359.00
    -Funyaking in Queenstown: from $399.00
    -Wilderness Jet in Queenstown: from $259.00
    -Shotover rafting in Queenstown: from $239.00
Staff & Experts
  • Trip Leader throughout the tour
  • Any international flights to Auckland and from Christchurch are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Kiwi Encounter tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kiwi Encounter tour. You can cancel the tour up to 64 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 63 days of departure.


A deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 63 days before departure. For any departures within 07 September 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Kiwi Encounter tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Kiwi Encounter tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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