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Highlights of New Zealand

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$2804.15

Days

15

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Auckland

Arrive at any time.

The Sky Tower in Auckland
Auckland Harbour

Day 2

Auckland/Hahei

Depart early for the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Take a walk to Cathedral Cove or opt out in favour of sea kayaking. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig a natural jacuzzi in the sand on Hot Water Beach.

Day 3

Rotorua/Maori Village

Visit Rotorua and opt to check out the geothermal area or go whitewater rafting. Later, enjoy a cultural overnight in a Maori village featuring a traditional hangi dinner and show.

One of many technicolor pools in a geothermal park

Day 4

Rotorua/Wellington

Take in the ever-changing scenery of the North Island and travel to the capital, Wellington.

Day 5

Wellington

Enjoy the atmosphere in this relaxed but lively city. After an orientation walk, enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit the Te Papa Museum or take the cable car up to the botanical gardens.

Te Ngākau Civic Square

Day 6

Wellington/Kaikoura

Board a ferry to the South Island, then travel to the seaside town of Kaikoura, known for its diverse marine life.

Day 7

Kaikoura/Hanmer Springs

Opt to swim with dolphins or go whale watching during a free morning in Kaikoura before travelling to Hanmer Springs, stopping en route for a wine tasting at a local winery. Opt to take a soak in the hot springs.

Swim with dolphins

Day 8

Hanmer Springs/Franz Josef

Take in the stunning scenery while travelling across the Southern Alps to the rugged and remote West Coast, before staying in the rainforest near the world's fastest moving glacier.

Day 9

Franz Josef

Enjoy a free day to explore the area around Franz Josef. Opt to explore the glacier with a heli hike.

Take a helicopter ride up to the Franz Josef glacier
Then continue on with an adventurous hike

Day 10

Franz Josef/Queenstown

Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. With beautiful scenery and tons of activities, there's something for everyone. Enjoy the great night life.

Aerial view of Queenstown

Day 11

Queenstown

With free time here, opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.

Feel the air gush past you as you experience bungee jumping in Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu - a gorgeous lake just on the outskirts of Queenstown

Day 12

Queenstown

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Take in the waterfalls and wildlife, then return to Queenstown for the night.

Lake Te Anau, which is a part of Fiordland National Park

Day 13

Queenstown/Twizel

Head through the centre of the South Island to Twizel, near New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook. Visit Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and spend the afternoon hiking the region, taking in the alpine scenery. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Visitor's Centre.

Mt. Cook and Lake Pukaki

Day 14

Twizel/Christchurch

Continue on to Christchurch and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy one final night together with the group.

Day 15

Christchurch

View of Christchurch from a nearby hill

Depart at any time.

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Highlights Of New Zealand

from

$2804.15

Days

15

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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Itinerary

Day 1

Auckland

Arrive at any time.

The Sky Tower in Auckland
Auckland Harbour

Day 2

Auckland/hahei

Depart early for the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Take a walk to Cathedral Cove or opt out in favour of sea kayaking. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig a natural jacuzzi in the sand on Hot Water Beach.

Day 3

Rotorua/maori Village

Visit Rotorua and opt to check out the geothermal area or go whitewater rafting. Later, enjoy a cultural overnight in a Maori village featuring a traditional hangi dinner and show.

One of many technicolor pools in a geothermal park

Day 4

Rotorua/wellington

Take in the ever-changing scenery of the North Island and travel to the capital, Wellington.

Day 5

Wellington

Enjoy the atmosphere in this relaxed but lively city. After an orientation walk, enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit the Te Papa Museum or take the cable car up to the botanical gardens.

Te Ngākau Civic Square

Day 6

Wellington/kaikoura

Board a ferry to the South Island, then travel to the seaside town of Kaikoura, known for its diverse marine life.

Day 7

Kaikoura/hanmer Springs

Opt to swim with dolphins or go whale watching during a free morning in Kaikoura before travelling to Hanmer Springs, stopping en route for a wine tasting at a local winery. Opt to take a soak in the hot springs.

Swim with dolphins

Day 8

Hanmer Springs/franz Josef

Take in the stunning scenery while travelling across the Southern Alps to the rugged and remote West Coast, before staying in the rainforest near the world's fastest moving glacier.

Day 9

Franz Josef

Enjoy a free day to explore the area around Franz Josef. Opt to explore the glacier with a heli hike.

Take a helicopter ride up to the Franz Josef glacier
Then continue on with an adventurous hike

Day 10

Franz Josef/queenstown

Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. With beautiful scenery and tons of activities, there's something for everyone. Enjoy the great night life.

Aerial view of Queenstown

Day 11

Queenstown

With free time here, opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.

Feel the air gush past you as you experience bungee jumping in Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu - a gorgeous lake just on the outskirts of Queenstown

Day 12

Queenstown

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Take in the waterfalls and wildlife, then return to Queenstown for the night.

Lake Te Anau, which is a part of Fiordland National Park

Day 13

Queenstown/twizel

Head through the centre of the South Island to Twizel, near New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook. Visit Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and spend the afternoon hiking the region, taking in the alpine scenery. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Visitor's Centre.

Mt. Cook and Lake Pukaki

Day 14

Twizel/christchurch

Continue on to Christchurch and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy one final night together with the group.

Day 15

Christchurch

View of Christchurch from a nearby hill

Depart at any time.