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New Zealand Adventure Tour

This tour combines the best of New Zealand's North and South Islands. We explore the dramatic landscapes of glaciers, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains, discover the extraordinary wildlife and roam the colourful streets of Napier. Along the way there is plenty of time to enjoy delicious Maori tribal cuisine and home-grown wine.

Tour Highlights

  • Rotorua - Explore the geothermal landscapes of the Maori heartlands
  • Glaciers - Witness the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers
  • Napier and Hawke's Bay - Admire the Art Deco buildings of Napier and sample wine in the vineyards of Hawke's Bay
  • Queenstown - New Zealand's picturesque adrenalin capital surrounded by 'The Remarkables'
  • Milford Sound - Boat trip in the UNESCO World Heritage Fjordland National Park
  • Dunedin - Visit the Albatross Centre and discover the 'Edinburgh of the South'

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Auckland

  • 2
    Guided tour of Auckland's highlights

  • 3
    Head to the coastal community of Tairua

  • 4
    Explore the Cormandel Peninsula, overnight in Tairua

  • 5
    Free morning, afternoon visit Hobbiton, drive to Rotorua

  • 6
    Discover Rotorua, evening Maori banquet

  • 7
    Drive to Napier via Wai-o-Tapu and Lake Taupo; visit Hawke's Bay Vineyard

  • 8
    Walking tour of Napier; head to Wellington

  • 9
    Free day to explore the capital

  • 10
    Ferry across Cook Strait to Picton; continue to Kaikoura

  • 11
    Free morning; optional whale watching, afternoon transfer to Christchurch

  • 12
    Transfer to Hokitika optional Tranz Alpine train to Greymouth

  • 13
    Visit Franz Josef Glacier en route to Fox Glacier

  • 14
    Explore Fox Glacier then travel via Wanaka to Queenstown

  • 15
    In Queenstown; optional rafting or jet boat trip

  • 16
    Journey to Milford Sound; cruise to Te Anau

  • 17
    Continue to Dunedin wildlife spotting on the peninsula en route

  • 18
    Morning free, afternoon drive to Mount Cook via Moeraki Boulders

  • 19
    Return to Christchurch

  • 20
    Tour ends in Christchurch

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New Zealand Explorer
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NZL_2015_MAP
Included meals 19 1 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Ferry
Accommodation
17 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Standard Lodge
Tour Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Group Size
Generally 10 - 15