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21 Group Tours
Forget long coach journeys with different people constantly hopping on and off. Haka Tours offers the ultimate in New Zealand adventure - small group tours exploring the best of what our beautiful country has to offer!
Choose tour options from 3 to 24 days and customise your tour with a wicked selection of optional adventure activities. Our tours include all your accommodation, transport, breakfast, tour manager, guided tour in every location and heaps of added extras along the road.
A Haka Tour is not just a standard New Zealand holiday. We promise you will leave having both learned and experienced our country first hand, pushed yourself to limits you never thought you could reach, made a great group of friends from all around the world, and played a role in a thousand stories to amaze the folks with back home.
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South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Christchurch
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To avoid absolutly !!
Avis sur Tour légendaire de Nouvelle-Zélande de 20 jours
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I booked the 20 days tour for 2000€ (3599$)
Haka tour is a scam !! Be very careful and I give you all the reasons with links :
The price is really too expensiv for what is really included :
- The bus is uncomfortable, there is no wifi and no plug at all, if you are tall you have to take 2 sits.
- You will sleep in dorm in hostels, nothing special.
- NO ACTIVITY IS INCLUDED : what they say in their website about the activities included are in fact free activity you can do by your own for FREE, they had to pay almost nothing but they charge you for "shuttle". Just for example, ap Reinga is free but if you want to do it you have to pay 80$, Coromandel cathedral cove is free but they say "included" on their website, etc...
- The "intercontinental breakfast" is in fact some food your tour guide will buy for you at the supermarket, you have to cook it yourself and dishwash everything, nothing special in this breakfast.
- YOU CAN NOT CANCEL if you really dislike this tour, like me, you can not cancel
- THEY CAN CHANGE WHAT THEY WANT : because of the weather in my tour some activities were canceled and they don't refund your money back and they don't care
- TONS OF DRIVING : You will do all your tour in the uncomfortable bus, you have not time to really visit (for example just 1 night in Christchurch and Wanaka)
- Average age of 33 years old, they are totally lying, in my tour there were not many people under 30 years old, and if you ask to the hostels and customers you will finaly discover that youngest people are rare in this tour.
- THEY DON'T GET DISCOUNT OR PAID ACTIVITIES : If you book an activity with them, don't expect to get this activity a little bit less expensiv because in reality the prices are the same if you book via haka tour or directly with the activity.
Bad customer service.
They give around 4 weeks notice before cancelling the trip.
Did not want to give a refund before then.
Do not book with them
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I booked Haka Tours because I had read the reviews so I had positive expectations that I have will have an amazing experience. Unfortunately, the opposite happened.
The problem was the tour guide. She was a very rigid person and very arrogant. She used to be nice occasionally but deep down inside her behavior was worst.
She was always in a rush. When I asked her why we are always in a rush, she put the blame on me saying that I am always late. Instead of behaving and ensuring customer satisfaction, she had an attitude problem and behaved in the worst manner.
Also, I observed that she did not treat all ethnicities equally in the tour group. She treated white above all other ethnicities. Now, this was shocking to experience.
I wish and I genuinely wish we had a better tour guide.... Haka Tours is a big NO from me!
We are a family of 5 from Manila, Philippines. Jenny Power expertly arranged our private tour of the North and South Islands within the budget we set and within our time frame. Rhys, our engaging and amiable guide, while new with Haka, made our tour seamless, including transitions with 3rd party operators. Sceneries, people and culture taken as whole, this is our best family vacation.
HAKA is indeed true to its ranking. We will definitely recommend it to our friends.
Most Amazing Experience With Haka Tours!!
I travelled in October with my spouse with Haka Tours and it was the best decision we made! New Zealand is a highly picturesque and unique destination that can be enjoyed by people of all age groups. Haka Tours not only know the place very well, but also know how to get the tourists the best in the easiest place. It is very important to have a good, resourceful and friendly tour organizer when travelling to a new country. Haka Tours does exactly that! They are very approachable - I remember emailing and calling them from India multiple time with queries - big and small - and they resolved my doubts very diligently every time.
Andy, our guide, is a very friendly guy. He made us very comfortable and would ensure that we enjoyed the best while he would do all the running around in the background (when we were asleep)! We would get our passes ready in our hand and wouldn't need to go through the hassle or wasting time. In fact, it was also very easy to modify the tour while we were already there - we added couple of activities (at discounted prices).
The Hostels were always kept warm and clean and Haka Tours ensured that our stay in places other than the hostels were comfortable too.
We did the South Island tour with them and our tour was organized in a way that nothing gets missed out and we get the best!
Thanks Andy & Haka Tours!! We have the most cherishing fondest memories of the tour that we will always treasure..
What an amazing experience with Haka! I did the Bay of Islands tour earlier this month and had an absolutely phenomenal time. I saw Orcas for the first time, swam with the dolphins, ate fish and chips on one of NZ most gorgeous beaches while the sun set, chatting with new friends from all over the globe.
The accommodation at the Haka Lodge in Paihia is gorgeous. I had a private room which has a huge and comfortable super king bed with views of the sea. It even had Apple TV and a private bathroom. The view from the common room was absolutely stunning. I would say one of the best views in all of Paihia! It was above some amazing food places and 1 minute to the wharf for all the activities like Barefoot Sailing (highly recommend the sunset cruise!).
Thank you Haka tours for an AMAZING experience. As a NZ citizen I would not usually do a tour in my own country, but I learned so much, experienced more things than I would have done on my own and met some pretty amazing people.
Thank you so much for showing me my own backyard! I wish I could give you more than 10 stars.
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Ultimate Heli trip with HAKA Tours
This trip has definitely been one of the best ski experiences of my life. I have skied all over the world, but I have been blown away by the beauty & the terrain in New Zealand. Haka tours made a great job putting this tour together and especially thanks to their guide Chris, this tour was worth every penny. Heli skiing can be tricky with changing weather, so you have to be prepared to be flexible about the schedule, anticipate and be a great coordinator, which was a task that Chris handled 100%. We were a group of 4 plus Chris and immediately became friends having fun and together making this and unforgettable trip. Thanks again Haka & Chris!
Could not recommend Haka tours enough!
I recently did the 7 Day North Island adventure, with the extension down to Christchurch. I had such a brilliant time and would rate it as one of my top holidays. Even before the tour began, the support and information given by the Haka staff was great. Our guide Andy was fantastic, very knowledgeable and accommodating, doing what he could to ensure everyone got the most out of their trip.
I was able to travel with an incredible group of people, the small size is perfect, making it easy to get to know people and develop friendships quickly.
My only regret is that I didn’t do a longer trip! Would definitely travel with Haka again.
Haka Tours currently have a mortgage on this Award. Congrats to Haka, once again!
I did a wonderfull 24 day tour with Haka tours in NZ. We had a very good guide (baby jesus) and everything was very good organised. The additional activity options are very nice but aren't pushed by anyone. The website is very complete
I had a wonderful and fun NZ adventure. And I owe it all to the haka tour and the wonderful people I meet on the trip! Our guide Joshy was cool and fun and went out of his way to make sure we were all having fun and really made sure everybody feelt like a part off the group.
Incredible experience! that's how I describe my New Zealand tour with Haka. Under stewardship of Sam Griffiths, 21 days on tour were like a cakewalk. Everything was well planned, organized and managed along with good backup support especially from Tianna Pittenger. Never faced any difficulty. The best part was the add-on activities. For a newcomer to New Zealand it is really difficult to choose a good activity operator and here Haka tour played their responsibility very well. Not only they choose the best and safety conscious operators, they also provided pick-up and drop from operators' sites. Tour was very reasonably priced and nothing was hidden. Real Kiwi adventure tour .. cool, honest and with a personal touch . Thank you Haka for making my journey a really memorable one! :) :) Keep it up!
7 days Northern Tour. Had a really awesome guide Ollie. Fast paced tour at times but amazing scenery on the travels. Was dissapointed with the Maori cultural night in Rotorua as there wasn't much on the traditional ways of Maori life. Activities on the tour were epic. Definitely coming back to tour the South!
Where do I start? It was the most incredible trip! I did a 7 day South Island tour. I am already looking at booking another tour with Haka Tours and it has only been a few weeks since I returned. If all the guides are as amazing as Katie then count me in again! When activities were cancelled due to weather conditions she went out of her way to find similar activities for us at other times on the trip .Her enthusiasm and knowledge was incredible. The nicest person you will ever meet!!!!! I was with a group of 15 fellow travelers who were travelling alone. We all got on so well! When I think of all the things I achieved and saw on my tour I think of all those other people from all over the world with the greatest of fondness.
Thank you Haka Tours for the best experience ever!!!!!!! See you again soon.