Female living in Swan Hill, Victoria Australia
Level 3 Traveler
Trips I've Done
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Best trip I've ever taken!
Grand Adventurer (Auckland to Christchurch) 0 countries \ 0 days
21 Nov 2011 - 03 Dec 2011 \ This trip was the best choice I made all year! Firstly, our tour manager Saul and bus driver Mike were FANTASTIC. They were so knowledgable but more than that, they were both so fun, down to earth and always made sure we had the best of fun. The places we visited were all so beautiful with all the landscape being so diverse. In Wellington you get a free day, I reccommend going to the local bike shop. It cost approv $50 for the day to hire the mounbtain bikes and its the best way to get around the city and have a good look around. The accomodation at every stop is superb, its all so different and we found ourselves looking forward to seeing the differences in setup at each place, but that being said the comfort in all places was superb. Our tour went out every night besides 2, so if you suffer hangovers I reccommend being something to ease these effects, the party boat cruise specifically is an AMAZING optional and was one of the best trips of the night with everyone having a great time. Another optional that was fantastic is the Gonolda and Buffet dinner in Queenstown. The food is delicious and so varied, there is literally every food you can think of! Something I didnt realise is at majority of the motels were we stay there are laundry's available, so if your tight on room in your suitcase you can bring less clothes and just wash them! There are days spent with lengthy travel on the coach, so ensure you charge your ipod before these days or bring your book on board as if you pack it in your suitcase you will be unable to access it till the final stop of the day. Overall this trip was absolutely amazing and I have and will continue to recommend Contiki to everyone.
This trip was the best choice I made all year! Firstly, our tour manager Saul and bus driver Mike were FANTASTIC. ... read more