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New Zealand Journey

from

$3699

Days

12

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
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Day 1

Auckland

Arrive at any time.

Day 1
Arrive for your adventure

Day 2

Auckland

Enjoy a morning orientation walk before catching a ferry to Waiheke Island. Visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country while sampling some of the local blends, of course.

Day 2
Auckland Harbour
Day 2
The Sky Tower in Auckland

Day 3

Auckland/Rotorua

Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you'll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls.

Day 4

Rotorua

Enjoy a free day in Rotorua which sits over an active geothermal zone with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools. Opt to visit one of the geothermal sites, or go whitewater rafting. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society). After, watch an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.

Day 4
Check out a geyser in Rotorua which sits over an active geothermal zone
Day 4
A traditional Maori mask

Day 5

Rotorua/Christchurch

Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. This afternoon, meet with a local expert and explore lesser-known paths around Christchurch on a unique walking tour of the city.

Day 5
Christchurch

Day 6

Christchurch/Franz Josef

Enjoy one of the world’s great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand's glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.

Day 6
An adventurous hike up the Franz Josef glacier

Day 7

Franz Josef

Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt for a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in hot pools among stunning scenery.

Day 7
You can take a helicopter tour up to the Franz Josef glacier too
Day 7
Ice caves by the Franz Josef glacier

Day 8

Franz Josef/Queenstown

Take a stunning scenic drive through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown.

Day 9

Queenstown/Fiordland National Park

Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins, with the option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins (seasonal) with time to relax on deck and stargaze.

Day 9
A cruise through Fiordland National Park

Day 10

Fiordland National Park/Queenstown

Enjoy early morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown.

Day 10
A hike with a view of nature

Day 11

Queenstown

Enjoy a free day to explore on your own, visit a winery, or cruise on a historic steamship. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Opt to go bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, paragliding, or mountain biking. This evening enjoy a gondola ride with spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape.

Day 11
Feel the air gush past you as you experience bungee jumping in Queenstown

Day 12

Queenstown

Day 12
Aerial view of Queenstown

Depart at any time.

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New Zealand Journey

from

$3699

Days

12

Operated by GAdventures
  • Itinerary
  • Overview
  • Inclusions
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Itinerary

Day 1

Auckland

Arrive at any time.

Day 1
Arrive for your adventure

Day 2

Auckland

Enjoy a morning orientation walk before catching a ferry to Waiheke Island. Visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country while sampling some of the local blends, of course.

Day 2
Auckland Harbour
Day 2
The Sky Tower in Auckland

Day 3

Auckland/rotorua

Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you'll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls.

Day 4

Rotorua

Enjoy a free day in Rotorua which sits over an active geothermal zone with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools. Opt to visit one of the geothermal sites, or go whitewater rafting. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society). After, watch an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.

Day 4
Check out a geyser in Rotorua which sits over an active geothermal zone
Day 4
A traditional Maori mask

Day 5

Rotorua/christchurch

Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. This afternoon, meet with a local expert and explore lesser-known paths around Christchurch on a unique walking tour of the city.

Day 5
Christchurch

Day 6

Christchurch/franz Josef

Enjoy one of the world’s great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand's glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.

Day 6
An adventurous hike up the Franz Josef glacier

Day 7

Franz Josef

Enjoy free time to explore the area. Opt for a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in hot pools among stunning scenery.

Day 7
You can take a helicopter tour up to the Franz Josef glacier too
Day 7
Ice caves by the Franz Josef glacier

Day 8

Franz Josef/queenstown

Take a stunning scenic drive through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown.

Day 9

Queenstown/fiordland National Park

Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins, with the option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins (seasonal) with time to relax on deck and stargaze.

Day 9
A cruise through Fiordland National Park

Day 10

Fiordland National Park/queenstown

Enjoy early morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown.

Day 10
A hike with a view of nature

Day 11

Queenstown

Enjoy a free day to explore on your own, visit a winery, or cruise on a historic steamship. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Opt to go bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, paragliding, or mountain biking. This evening enjoy a gondola ride with spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape.

Day 11
Feel the air gush past you as you experience bungee jumping in Queenstown

Day 12

Queenstown

Day 12
Aerial view of Queenstown

Depart at any time.