Looking for incredible scenery, adrenalin fixes and a chance to try some of New Zealand's best restaurants, bars and nightlife? Then the south of New Zealand's South Island is for you! Spend nine nights visiting places in the Deep South
All about the 12 Day Christchurch to Auckland Comfort Tour
Get to know some of the most stunning parts of the North Island – and get a peek at some of the perks of the South Island too on this 12-day tour.
Kicking off in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, and wrapping up in Christchurch on Day 12, this the experience of a lifetime. From cultural activities to adrenaline-pumping adventures to sights you’ll have to see to believe, Haka Plus Tours are the way to see Aotearoa New Zealand.
This is your chance to swim, kayak, surf, rock climb, cave tube, white-water raft, bungy jump, skydive, hike, bike, luge, see kiwis (and whales, dolphins and albatrosses), relax in hot pools, hot air balloon, eat and drink like a local, and more!
Pack in as many or as few of the activities on offer as you want – this is your tour, and we want you to have a great time! The tour includes some must-dos, but when it comes to things like bungy jumping and mountain hiking, we leave the choice up to you.
All of these are included as part of your tour at no extra cost:
Stay each night in twin-share 3– 4-star accommodation: a mix of hotels, motels and lodges
Feast on 6 continental breakfasts and 2 dinners, including a traditional Maori hangi cooked in an underground oven
Walk a stunning coastal track to Cathedral Cove (as seen in the Chronicles of Narnia movies)
Ride one of the most scenic ferry journeys in the world, the Cook Strait Interislander
Watch a M?ori cultural performance and check out a geothermal valley of bubbling mud pools including the famous Pahutu Geyser in Rotorua
See endangered kiwi birds up close and personal
Soak up a sunset cruise in the West Coast surf town of Raglan – the fish and chips are on us
Brave the Redwoods Treewalk, crossing 23 raised suspension bridges
Hike through the forested gorge of Ruakuri – bring your camera for this one
Check out the Te Waihou Springs Walkway, often overlooked by tourists
Stay in Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area
Taste some of the world’s best sauvignon blanc at a Marlborough wine tasting
Plus, many more surprise stops along the way!
All Haka Plus Tours include:
Plus passionate and knowledgeable local Kiwi guides, comfortable and air-conditioned bus transport, an orientation tour of each and every location and of course small groups of maximum 16 people.
Enjoy this adventure through New Zealand today!
12 Day Christchurch to Auckland Comfort Tour Itinerary - 12 days
Christchurch to Kaikōura
Kaikōura to Wellington
Wellington to National Park
National Park to Rotorua (via Taupō)
Rotorua to Raglan (via Waitomo)
Raglan to Coromandel
Coromandel to Auckland
STARTS: 6.00pm at Hotel 115, 115 Worcester St, Christchurch Central
ENDS: 9.00am at Haka Hotel Newmarket, 9 Manukau Road, Newmarket, Auckland
Nov 17, 24
Dec 8, 15, 29
Jan 5, 19, 26
Feb 9, 16
For the departure dates for the moths Jan-Sep 2020 please enquire.
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Please be aware that your guide will fit your activities in the best way possible depending on what activities are selected – so they may take place on different days or times than those listed on this itinerary.
Around 70% of our guests are solo so you can absolutely join this Auckland to Wellington Tour, there are no single person supplements.
We often have vegetarian/vegan guests and all cafes and restaurants in New Zealand will offer meat-free options. If you can’t see anything on the menu just ask, as most places will happily prepare something for you.
We recommend booking as soon as you know you can travel and have decided on which tour you would like to go on. Some of our tours can be quite popular so it’s best to secure your spot as soon as possible.
We have guests that are in their late teens to their 60s but the average ages are around 35–50. More important than age is the attitude – we have found over the years that if you have a thirst for adventure then age is no barrier. Please do keep in mind though that a reasonable level of fitness is required – we can talk you through any specifics. The minimum age of joining a tour is 18 years old. Sometimes the group may head out to a bar where everyone needs to be 18 years old, and New Zealand has strict alcohol laws.
If you would prefer to have your own room while on tour, upgrading is an option.
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