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24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided

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What to Expect
This 24 Day Tour takes in absolutely everything New Zealand has to offer.  While on tour you can relax and let your experienced Driver/Guide show you our beautiful piece of paradise.  You will be travelling in the comfort of a late model minivan,  exclusive to your group and at a pace that suits you.  This tour is perfect for families, friends or active adventurers.  You will experience nature while cruising some of the greatest waters in New Zealand, taste some of the finest wines, indulge in local culture, go railcruising through a reserve and find out what farming is all about plus so much more. 

Children pricing available upon request. 

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Travel Itinerary

Day 1     Arrive into Auckland Airport

Day 2     Auckland Sights and Waiheke Island

Day 3     Auckland to Paihia

Day 4     Paihia Sights     

Day 5     Paihia to Rotorua

Day 6     Rotorua Sights

Day 7     Rotorua to Taupo

Day 8     Taupo Sights

Day 9     Taupo to Wellington

Day 10   Wellington Sights

Day 11   Wellington to Kaikoura

Day 12   Kaikoura to Christchurch

Day 13   Christchurch Sights

Day 14   Christchurch to Punakaiki

Day 15   Punakaiki to Franz Josef

Day 16   Franz Josef to Wanaka      

Day 17   Wanaka to Queenstown

Day 18   Queenstown Sights

Day 19   Queenstown Sights

Day 20   Queenstown to Milford Sound to Te Anau

Day 21   Te Anau to Dunedin

Day 22   Dunedin to Oamaru

Day 23   Oamaru to Christchurch  

Day 24   Christchurch Departure

After an exciting and in-depth tour of New Zealand we hope you’ve loved New Zealand as much as we have loved showing it to you!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Auckland Airport or Auckland Accommodation
Departure Time
24 days
Return Details
Christchurch Airport or Christchurch Accommodation
  • 24 Day, private, escorted tour with a knowledgeable and experienced Driver Guide
  • 23 Nights’ Accommodation (4 Star)
  • 18 Breakfasts, cooked or continental
  • 2 Special Dinners, one Traditional Maori Hangi and an evening farm meal.
  • Day trip to Cape Rianga OR Hole in The Rock Dolphin Cruise
  • Guided Tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Agrodome Sheep Show and Farm Tour
  • Railcruising through the Mamaku forest
  • Maori Cultural Evening with Hangi meal
  • Scenic cruise on Lake Taupo to the Maori Rock Carvings
  • Interislander Ferry between Wellington and Picton
  • Kaikoura Whale Watching Ocean Cruise
  • Franz Josef Heli Hike
  • Stuart and Jan Landsborough Puzzling World
  • Gibbston Valley Prestige Wine Tour with Two Course Lunch
  • Shot Over Jet Boat Ride
  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Walter Peak Dinner Cruise
  • Taieri Gorge Scenic Railway Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Personal Expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation of your tour booking will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability.
  • A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour.
  • Children prices are available on request. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking
  • Some activities are not wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking.
  • Luggage is restricted to 1 large suitcase and 1 small carry on bag. Oversized items such as surfboards, golf clubs, bikes etc. may not be able to be carried. Please advise at time of booking if you have any oversize luggage.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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I recently went on a faculty-led study abroad with my university where we studied New Zealand's culture, and we toured all over the North and South islands with Absolute Aotearoa for 3 weeks. Absolute is a smaller tour company, which means you travel in a smaller group, and the
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Response from Absolutebus, Owner at 24 Day Absolute New Zealand Tour - Private - Fully Guided
Responded 5 days ago
Dora! Thank you for your amazing review! We’re so glad you chose our New Zealand itinerary for your study abroad trip. Yip, Cam is pretty awesome, and meeting you all and experiencing your trip with you is why he keeps on doing these trips - almost like discovering his own country again and again! Take care out there! Cam & Amanda
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About the operator

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By: Absolute Aotearoa
9 reviews
20-day guided tour, both islands
Cam is a wonderful tour guide. He took us to all the cool spots we wouldn't otherwise have known about, gave us
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Brockport College Study Abroad Travel Group
Absolute Aotearoa is absolutely the way to go. Our study abroad group of 15 traveled for 20 days with this
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Brockport study abroad 2020
An amazing experience! Cam is the man! Our trip was a 21 day long tour throughout all of New Zealand, including
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unforgettable memories
Our family had a 6 days private trip in the North Island organized by Amanda and fulfilled by Cameron. We were
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Absolute Aotearoa are sweet as!
I recently got back from a 3-week trip and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Cam and Amanda went
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Absolute Aotearoa - Absolute Best Way to Tour New Zealand!
I recently went on a faculty-led study abroad with my university where we studied New Zealand's culture, and we
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Samantha H
New York City, New York
Perfect Trip with the Perfect Kiwis
I went to NZ in 2014 with this wonderful group. Immediately it felt like family. Cam and Amanda gave us the true
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Lauren B
Best trip abroad ever!
Perfect first time experiencing New Zealand. Great service around the entire country seeing many beautiful sights!
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Kristen Marie A
Paradise with the BEST Kiwi Guides
Traveling NZ with Absolute Aotearoa was the best experience traveling abroad that I've ever had. Cam and Amanda
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