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Kiwi Ex - Sheepdog - Auckland to Christchurch

From $999

Kiwi Ex - Sheepdog - Auckland to Christchurch


the low-down

How long is it valid for: 12 months {from date of purchase}

Where does it start: Auckland

Where does it finish: Christchurch

Minimum time period: 17 days+

Why choose Kiwi Experience: Banter, Reliable, Easy, Cruisy

Fees on arrival: No hidden extras yewwwwww

From $999


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You can purchase this product open-dated, which means you will receive a voucher valid for redemption in the next 365 days. Prior to redeeming your voucher, please contact Rat Pack Travel on +61 450381801 or info@ratpacktravel.com to lock in your date.

 

RatPack Intro:

Travelling New Zealand couldn’t be easier with the Kiwi Experience, these guys will take you around various routes of NZ, hitting up all the hotspots of the north and south islands. Choose a route best suited to you and your time frame and the kiwi ex crew will do the rest! They also guarantee you at least 1 hostel night at each location (which is awesome in busy periods).

Simply select a start date - we will then notify the Kiwi Ex crew of you arrival date and they will pre book each sector - you can then easily modify the sectors as you go.

Not sure when your travelling? No probs! You can book this experience open dated and then once you are ready to get booked in, drop us a message and we can sort it all out for you! Your pass will be valid for 12 months after purchase - so you’ll need to start travelling within that time, an awesome tip from us is that Kiwi have epic sales on throughout the year so we can hook you up!

{{ RPT recommends - put down the phone whilst your cruising about and chat to the legends around you, you never know what the next interesting convo will bring! }}

Destination Overview:

Starting in Auckland the Sheepdog winds its way down the North Island, cruises down the West Coast of the South Island then cuts back up to Christchurch. Being a one-way pass it can be done in just 16 days in the summer which is great if you want to see a lot but don’t have a lot of time. Don’t let that stop you though – if you have got more time you can hop-on, hop-off along the way and like all our New Zealand bus passes you’ve got 12 months to complete your trip.

Itinerary:

**AUCKLAND TO HOT WATER BEACH**

Spend the afternoon walking or kayaking to Cathedral Cove, and then soak in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach!

**HOT WATER BEACH TO WAITOMO**

Check out New Zealand’s gold mining history before travelling on to experience the glowworms, underwater caves and forest walks of Waitomo.

**WAITOMO TO ROTORUA**

Last chance to explore Waitomo on the Ruakuri bush walk before heading to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand.

**ROTORUA TO TAUPO**

A popular backpacker destination, with New Zealand’s biggest lake and plenty to keep you occupied!

**TAUPO (EXTRA DAY)**

We recommend staying an extra night in Taupo because there’s so much to do! If you’re short on time, you can always skip this extra day, timetable allowing, and get to the next stop sooner.

**TAUPO TO RIVER VALLEY**

Today we visit Tongariro National Park to enjoy some stunning free walks before arriving at River Valley Adventure Lodge later in the day

**RIVER VALLEY TO WELLINGTON**

New Zealand’s capital of cool is full of culture, cafes and cinema!

**WELLINGTON TO PICTON TO KAITERITERI**

Travel across the stunning Cook Strait to the seaside town of Picton, then on to Kaiteriteri where the beautiful golden sand beach is on your doorstep.

**KAITERITERI TO WESTPORT**

Travel through snow-capped mountains and fantastic lakes on your journey towards the wild West Coast.

**WESTPORT TO LAKE MAHINAPUA**

Explore the rugged West Coast of NZ, see the Pancake Rocks and spend the night in a traditional West Coast pub!

**LAKE MAHINAPUA TO FRANZ JOSEF**

Continue along the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand through forests and past the towering Southern Alps to glacier country.

**FRANZ JOSEF (EXTRA DAY)**

We recommend staying an extra night in Franz Josef because there’s so much to do there. If you’re short on time, you can always skip this extra day, timetable allowing, and get to the next stop sooner.

**FRANZ JOSEF - WANAKA**

Journey to the magical Southern Lakes region to take the time to chill by beautiful Lake Wanaka.

**WANAKA - QUEENSTOWN**

Adventure capital of New Zealand…and the world! What more do we need to say!

**QUEENSTOWN (EXTRA DAY)**

We recommend staying an extra night in Queenstown because there’s so much to do there. If you’re short on time, you can always skip this extra day, timetable allowing, and get to the next stop sooner.

**QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE TEKAPO**

Discover the untouched beauty and crystal clear skies in the world's largest dark sky reserve.

**LAKE TEKAPO TO CHRISTCHURCH**

A day of contrasts from snowy peaks to fertile plains home to the Garden City.
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Pippa Rowe, UK
3 March 2017

Travelled the east coast with 3 friends and Sam helped us book certain trips and tours. He was great with recommendations on which ones were best suited to us and kept in contact throughout our travels. Sam also helped us when organising our trip to New Zealand! Thank again🤗 ❤
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2 December 2016

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27 March 2018

Forever greatful to Ratpack for making our trip the best trip ever. T H A N K Y O U !
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Marijn van Nistelrooij, Holland
31 March 2018

I booked my east coast trips with Rat Pack travel and I am happy I did! They gave me some great discounts on my trips and because of that I could see and do all the things I wanted for my budget. Also they have great support, when I had any questions about my trips I could always call them or ..
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