Top Deck New Zealand

Top Deck New Zealand

Top Deck New Zealand (formerly Connections Travel) offers some of the best experiences New Zealand has to offer, from exploring the Coromandel Peninsula, to staying on a Maori Marae in Rotorua. Visit Tongariro National Park, home of Middle Earth's 'Mordor', go whale-watching in Kaikoura and take overnight cruises on Milford Sound and/or in the Bay of Islands. Stay in comfortable, centrally-located multi-share accommodation. Your crew will prepare many meals for you, leaving you free time to explore and enjoy some of New Zealand's local cuisine as well - maybe try a 'Ferg Burger' in the adventure playground that is Queenstown! There are so many things to do in New Zealand and your Top Deck crew can advise you on what to do and can help you choose your own adventure! The 7-Day Southern Explorer is one of Top Deck New Zealand's most popular trips. Running in a loop that starts and finishes in Christchurch, the Southern Explorer travels to Lake Ohau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Fox Glacier, Lake Matheson and Greymouth. Alternatively, choose the 8-Day Northern Explorer or to see the lot, there's the 19-Day Grand Kiwi! These prices have already had the 5% discount for YHA members applied.


  • Hand feed the kangaroos and get up close to the koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise home along the Parramatta river and arrive in style at either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay

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General Terms and Conditions

  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel consultant.
  • In the unlikely event we cannot confirm your booking, we will refund the total amount to the credit card with which payment has been made within 7 days. YHA Travel and its suppliers are not liable in the event a tour or package is not available, and any refunds are restricted to the purchase price of the tour or package booked.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars and are valid for members of YHA/Hostelling International only.
  • A valid YHA/Hostelling International membership card has to be presented for each person booked when checking in. If you are unable to join prior to arrival, you must purchase a membership upon arrival at the hostel. The cost of the membership is A$32 for people under the age of 26 years or A$42 for people 26 years & over.
  • YHA Travel will aim to respond to your booking within 48 hours by email. However, in some instances (for example during long weekends or public holidays) the response time may vary.
  • Please note that only some hostels are suitable for wheelchair access. If in doubt please contact the individual hostel.
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