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Christchurch to Wellington

Kia Ora! Meet up with your Contiki Crew this morning and head off on a jaw-dropping drive up to the top of the South Island today. The coach cuts across the Canterbury Plains to Kaikoura. This seaside settlement is known for whales, dolphins and delicious, fresh crayfish sold from roadside vans. We-

Wellington

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Wellington to Lake Taupo

Spot the dramatic volcanic landscapes today that were used as backdrops in "The Lord of the Rings", when we drive past World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park. The park is also home to the still active volcano, Mt. Ruapehu, which doubles as NZ-

Lake Taupo to Rotorua

On the way out of Taupo, a visit to the raging Huka Falls will impress. Tonnes of water surge over these falls at a rate of 220,000 litres (58 000 gallons) per second. It-

Rotorua

This morning, get an insider look at New Zealand-

Rotorua to Waitomo

This morning, we stop at the Agrodome farm show for an interactive introduction into farming and agriculture, which is New Zealand-

Waitomo to Auckland

Today we drive through the lush farmlands of Waikato -

Auckland to Paihia

This morning we-

Paihia

With a full free day here, you-

Paihia to Auckland

Head back south to Auckland today, where your tour winds up in the city centre mid-afternoon.

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