04 Jan 2016 - 11 Jan 2016
This was my first contiki trip, and ill say i was really nervous, that it would be a disaster, people wouldnt be friendly, everything wrong, but when i got there all those got dismantled and i had the time of my life, everyone was real fun, and the trip itself was dope! my only regret was only doing 8 days, when everyone else on my tour group was doing 19 so i didnt get to experience everything they did, after i left, so if you can go for as long as you can because youll become family with everyone on your trip, and our tour manager Isobel was awesome and definitely knew her stuff, dont expect a perfect trip because youll always be let down, just roll with the punches and you'll have the time of your life, Dont go expecting to see everything cultural on this trip because you might not see everything, i went for a little bit of culture but mostly for the adventurous stuff we got to do, definitely going back again!
Review written Mar 2016event 0.3
01 Feb 2013 - 07 Feb 2013
I loved everything about this trip, my main purpose was to visit Hobbiton from lord of the rings, and i sure did. it was amazing! but everything else on the trip was equally amazing, our tour guide was the best, she organized everything and made sure we having the best time of our lives! I also got to make new friends from all over the world. highlight of this trip was Hobbiton and black water rafting in Waitomo! next time i would probably pick a longer trip as 7 days is not enough.
Review written Mar 2015event 0.3
06 Jan 2015 - 12 Jan 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better first time OS! Somehow this week packed everything and more into the North Island I could have ever expected. From adventurous White Water Rafting even the experts had never experienced to captivating culture in Rotorua, I got the full experience. Taz (tour manager) and everyone on the tour were the nicest people I've ever met and although I travelled by myself, I never once felt alone. Already planning my next trip for the South Island and the rest of the world. Contiki gave me the travel bug and I couldn't be any happier!!
Review written Jan 2015event 0.3
30 Dec 2013 - 05 Jan 2014
This trip for me is what urged me to want to travel more. It was my first ever overseas trip. And to say it was amazing would be an understatement. This trip has it all. Whether your a party animal, culture seeker, adrenaline junkie or there to meet new people.
From the day my tour started the people were wonderful. From all around the world friendships were formed. The entire energy throughout the whole trip was awesome.
Id say the two greatest things I enjoyed most was the Waitomo caves and OGO Ranges. And most definitely cram as much of the optional activities in. You will not be disappointed.
It was also so great to have a really great tour guide and driver. Sarah, our tour guide and Ricky, our driver. We're so full of life, great humor and knowledge. They really made the trip.
All in all, I had a wonderful time. And am now eager to follow my contiki adventures. Next stop Asia !!
Review written Nov 2014event 0.3
21 Sep 2013 - 27 Sep 2013
Coming to explore New Zealand was the best decision I made in 2013. Our tour guides made us feel so relaxed and comfortable as we got to meet everyone on the trip. A minute did not go by without feeling truly lucky to be there and having something awesome to look at.
I learnt so much about the culture and made new friends from other cultures at the same time.
Definitely worth visiting, ewe'd be sheepish if you missed out.
Review written Jun 2014event 0.3