Kiwiana Panorama (Auckland to Queenstown - Until October 2014)

Tour Length
15 days
Overview Reviews

  • Scharfey
  • Scharfey
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Kiwiana Panorama (Auckland to Queenstown - Until October 2014)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

North or South. I can't choose a favourite!

21 Jul 2014 - 03 Aug 2014

Being my first time out of Australia I was a little nervous about doing this trip solo. However from the very first time I hopped on the bus I felt so at home and welcomed. My tour group was fantastic. I definitely made some friends for life. Aaron the tour manager and Olly the coach driver were fantastic. Friendly and helpful they made the entire trip a breeze. The sights were just unbelievable, I fell completely in love with the mountains of the South Island. The activities had something for everyone, heart pumping activities for the adrenaline junkies, with plenty of more laid back options for others. With heaps of free time to explore and some really enjoyable backstage passes I had an absolute blast. The nightlife, the food, the people went all beyond my expectations. Going to New Zealand for my first overseas trip was a great decision. Can't wait to come back next year!

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: Fun, Adrenaline, Scenic

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  • naomi_w90
  • naomi_w90
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Kiwiana Panorama (Auckland to Queenstown - Until October 2014)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Experience of a lifetime!!

05 Dec 2013 - 18 Dec 2013

Travelling solo I was a little apprehensive about going on this tour, but, as it turned out, it was the best decision I have ever made! I had an action packed 2 weeks in the most beautiful country! Highlights for my trip were the Ogo, Glow worm caves, Canyon Swing (crazy but awesome!), Hobbiton, Fun Yaks and quad biking. I wish I had been told that I was actually joining a part of another tour, I would have looked into doing the whole tour instead. My Tour Manager and Bus driver were AMAZING! They made the entire trip fun and easy. I highly recommend doing all the optional dinners (if your budget allows) as they were all fantastic and made our group bond a little bit more. I did Milford Sound but did have some regrets about my choice, it made for a very long day (5 hour drive each way) and I would have rathered spent my day doing more than that. The bus is super comfortable and made the few long drives we had extremely bare-able. All of our accommodation was quite nice, apart from our first nights stay in Waitomo which was a little below average. All in all, very few complaints and an absolutely AWESOME experience. Biggest tip would be to jump in head first and get out of your comfort zone, you will not regret it!!!

Review written May 2014

My Contiki was: Amazing, Adventure, Beautiful

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  • Tessa
  • Tessa
  • Level 4 Traveler
  • 4 Contikis
  • 14 Countries
Kiwiana Panorama (Auckland to Queenstown - Until October 2014)
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30 Jul 2013 - 12 Aug 2013

This trip was amazing! New Zealand is beautiful!!
Make sure you put your name down for as many extra optional's as you can afford, sky diving, canyon swing, black water rafting, white water rafting, quad biking etc.- All well worth the money and the feeling of overcoming fears and challenging yourself is priceless! I will definitely go back one day!

Review written Feb 2014

My Contiki was: Beautiful, Adventure, Inspiring

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.


  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
  • Enjoy a traditional Kiwi BBQ or pub dinner (seasonal)
  • Guided tour of the 'Sulfur City', Rotorua
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Me Time

  • Ruakuri Caves Tour
  • Black Water Rafting
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is n/a
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay
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