The Big Tiki (Auckland to Christchurch - Until October 2014)

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The Big Tiki (Auckland to Christchurch - Until October 2014) » Review by Josie

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The Big Tiki (Auckland to Christchurch - Until October 2014)

BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE

12 Jan 2013 - 30 Jan 2013

Well where do I start, pretty much best 3 weeks of my life, you do so much in such a short time, you experience everything NZ has to offer, from traditional Maori concerts to bungy jumping and canyon swinging. Our tour guide and driver were the best, they were so helpful and kind, and if you wanted to do anything they would do everything in their power to make sure you got what you wanted. You make great friends from all over the world, and you become a big family. Your never bored, although their are alot of late nights and early mornings but thats what a holidays is all about, getting the most for your money.

There are so many optionals its hard to decide, whether your an adrenaline junkie or just want to relax its there, and all you have to do is circle it and its done, no fuss. But personally whether jumping off things is your thing or not, I would highly recommend the Shotover Canyon Swing, its the most fun you'll ever have. The accomodation was amazing and so was the food.

Our tour group was amazing and I hope that we are friends for life, and I now have free accomodation in Canada, UK, Ireland and all around Australia. The best moments would have to be in Queenstown, it was 3 full days of action packed, thrill seeking, watching everyone face their fears including myself. But it was even better watching everyones videos on the way out of Queenstown and reliving everyones terror as they jumped off bridges and out of planes.

The New Zealand people are so friendly, and I wouldn't take back any part of this experience, and whether or 18 like I was or 35, travelling alone or with a friend, you will have a awesome time.

My only advice for this trip is if you want to do something, do it. Go there like your never going back, and you'll come home with no regrets, cause I know I didnt.

Review written Feb 2013

My Contiki was: scary, fun, amazing

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