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A truly brilliant 3 week trip highlighting the best of North and South Island
Too many to choose one. Highlights for me included the beautiful coast paths and beaches of Abel Tasman, helicopter to Siberia hut. The challenge of hiking to lake Crucible. Fantastic cruise on Milford Sound seeing dolphins swimming around the boat. The amazing Mount Cook National Park and everything in between
Kath on North Island is an experienced, professional guide with an easygoing style. She was ably assisted by Anne who was an intern.
Chai on South Island is younger with a very different leadership style. To begin with felt he was at a slight disadvantage as we had all bonded well as a group and he had to get to know us. I definitely warmed to Chai as time went by. He is extremely passionate about New Zealand, its history and flora and fauna. Especially enjoyed his stories and his legendary "Hakka"
As previously documented this is a full on trip and you have to be organised with packing. Using several sizes of dry bags within your luggage helps. Get yourself fit as possible, preferably with plenty of hill climbing and descending practice. Breaking the outward journey in Dubai and extra night in Auckland helped with jet lag.
A fantastic trip with so much packed into 3 weeks. Go for it, you won't regret it
Excellent trip with varied iteniary with amazing landscapes
lots...trek in Tongariro national park, Milford Sounds, Mt Cook trek, Helicopter and jet boat rides , etc
Both island leaders were good. But Justine in south Island was exceptional . As an Ex Ranger who had also trekked extensively in his young age , he was full of knowledge as well as being very practical.
JUST DO IT as they say in the advert ! Dont take excess clothes as opportunity to dress smart for evenings is limited since itenary is packed so most of us just wore our clean trekking gear.
Also will need larger backpack for the couple of camping days because will need to carry spare clothes,sleeping bag and tent, and some food for cooking.
A long way away for us Brits but well worth it.
A very well put-together trip with a variety of really interesting experiences
Seeing "Mount Doom" appear out of its cloud cap on the Tongariro crossing - on cue, during a snack break - and disappearing again the moment my wife had got her camera ready!
Helicopter trip into Siberia valley....
Linda (north island) - lovely Lady - felt very safe in her capable hands
Justin (South island) - a tireless bundle of energy, very knowledgeable and a great organiser.
Expect to go up to waist deep on the river crossings after any rain!
Thoroughly recommend this holiday,but if we were to travel to NZ again, we would break the journey with an overnight stop (or two) en route -maybe in Dubai.
There is no bad time really, but the weather can play and important role. Weather in New Zealand is very changeable throughout the year and all months are moderately wet. Fine sunny spells can happen at any time of year but the departures have been timed to coincide with the best chance of good weather; although you should come prepared for rain. The temperature in Auckland will vary from approximately 11-30C (minmax) from October-March however it will be slightly cooler in October. The weather on the South Island will be slightly cooler with a range of temperatures of approx 7-20C (min-max).
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A lot of people give themselves an extra day or two on the way out to combat any ill effects from the long flight, but you will have plenty of time to rest when you arrive (if you would prefer to do so) so it shouldn't cause any major problems! If you'd like to have flights on different dates, just let Exodus know.
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