All about the 21 Day North to South Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour

Experience Northern and Southern New Zealand this Summer on this action-packed 22-day winter tour that will take you through bustling cities, serene nature and fascinating culture.

This New Zealand tour is an off the beaten track adventure, some bus companies will take you straight from A to B with barely a toilet break in between but, with us, you will experience great stops and inclusions en route to your next destination. A typical travel day can see you stopping off for a short walk to a waterfall, climbing to a lookout for a photo opportunity, pausing at an unusual piece of New Zealand art along the roadside, or stopping to check out a wild fur seal colony. You’ll fit so much more into your NZ road trip!

We know we live in an incredible country, and we are committed to playing our part, as an environmentally sustainable tourism operator, to keep it that way! We have been awarded the Enviro-Gold accreditation from Qualmark which is the highest accolade for quality, sustainably operated tourism operators in New Zealand. Qualmark recognizes businesses that a focused on protecting what makes New Zealand unique and special and at Stray, protecting our beautiful natural environment, enhancing local communities and delivering a high quality, safe experience for our passengers are things we feel extremely passionate about!

Travel in a small group with all transport by mini-bus or coach and inter-island transport between the North and South Island. We include all accommodation in quad share style rooms or upgraded if requested. We have selected top- rated activities to include on this tour. You will be fully guided on tour with entertaining commentary by an expert including a few local secrets and plenty of support as you travel our wonderful country. You will stay with the same group on tour, meaning you will make lifelong friends while ticking off those bucket list destinations!

We are continually hunting out and creating our own authentic, off the beaten track, stop-overs and activities that aren’t in the guidebooks or on TripAdvisor.

Get the most out of your travels through New Zealand!

21 Day North to South Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour Itinerary - 21 days

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Real Kiwi Says:
During the winter our Real Kiwi Adventures tours are operated with our partners on the hop on hop off network, so you can guarantee we depart with a good group of travellers every week. There is plenty to see in New Zealand in the winter, with some saying its even better at that time of year! New Zealand is perfect for the active traveller who likes to walk. They call it 'tramping' in New Zealand.

Departure information

Starts

Traveling from 9 October to 29 April? Check out our 17 Day North to South Auckland to Christchurch Summer Tour.

Ends
Christchurch


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Itinerary is subject to change due to cultural or seasonal conditions
Winter tours will operate in conjunction with the Stray Travel Network allowing all Real Kiwi winter departures to be 100% guaranteed. Clients will still have a set itinerary with included accommodation and activities however less meals are included and the guide and group may change during the tour.

Standard accommodation is quad share in hostels, cabins and lodges except at Blue Duck Station which is six share
Upgrades to twin/double and private rooms are available subject to availability
Room upgrades do not apply in Hahei
Luggage is limited one backpack, bag or case per person with a maximum weight of 15kg plus a daypack
Trips are not suited to children aged 6 years or under. 7 – 17 year old's may travel if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
A basic level of fitness is required for medium length walks

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