Days

Fourteen Days

From

$12,600

Journey Type

  • Airplane 
  • Land 
  • Boat

Highlights

  • Geothermal mud pits at Wai Ora Spa
  • Options to cycle, kayak, raft or hike while exlporing Milford Sound
  • Diving at Poor Knights
  • Bungy jumping over Kawarau River
  • Aurora Australis or Southern Lights
  •  Visit Maori Village on Rotorua Tour

Points of Interest

  • Milford Sound
  • Waiheke Island
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Shire and the Village of Hobbiton
  • Hot Water Beach
  • Aukland Harbor
  • Tarltons Sea Life Aquarium
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Punakaiki or “Pancake” Rocks
  • Fox Glacier

Here are a few of the excursions we have available. Please contact us with questions or more options. 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Auckland

Upon arrival, you will be transported to your hotel. Your first day is spent in the “City of Sails,” where you embark on a hands-on sailing experience aboard a yacht in Waitemata Harbor. Make sure to take a trip up the Sky Tower for a panoramic view of beautiful Auckland. Enjoy your meal as you sail around the harbor taking in the view as the city lights up.

Day 2: Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium

Don’t miss the Behind the Scenes Tour. For your exclusive chance to see how it all works behind the scenes at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium. Check out the underwater tunnels from above. Feed our snapper, kahawai, trevally and king fish. Discover the animal quarantine area and meet some of the temporary inhabitants. Learn about our filtration system which pumps seawater straight from Waitemata harbor. 

NOTE: An adult must accompany children under 16 years of age. Children under three are not permitted on tour under any circumstances.

Day 3: Waitomo Cave Tubing

Awake this morning to the beauty of the island and have a tropic Breakfast. After, we will travel to Waitomo from Auckland for your cave tubing adventure. Gear up in wet suit & hardhats with custom-built electric light for this afternoon’s cave tubing adventure. You’ll be in the company of glow worms as you navigate the region’s cave system. Glow worms are one of nature’s wonders.

Day 4: Rotorua

Travel back in time as you visit the Maori Village in Rotorua Tour. You will travel to Rotorua for a fun Day of Maori song, dance, dinner & storytelling. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a cultural tour at Whakarewarewa, a living Maori village in Rotorua. Enjoy a performance of traditional dance and song. A local guide shares stories of Maori history, customs and craft traditions before walking you past the geothermal wonders of Pohutu and Prince of Wales geysers. This will include a ‘hangi’ meal of chicken, beef, sweet potato and dessert cooked the traditional way — in boiling pools and steam vents.

Day 5: Rotorua to Nelson

Today you fly south to sunny Nelson. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Free day to rest or to enjoy the many available adventures. 

Nelson Tasman is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, with diverse geography capturing everything from long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains.Perhaps it’s the sun, maybe it’s the location, but Nelson Tasman has long been a magnet for creative people. With one of the most significant numbers of working artists and galleries in the country, you’ll find an array of craftspeople living in the region; traditional, contemporary, and Maori. Visit their studios, explore the weekend craft markets, taste the delicious locally made artisan products, and find something extraordinary to take home with you.

Day 6: Abel Tasman National Park

Sub-tropical Abel Tasman includes thousands of hectares of native forest, beaches of golden sand, clear coastal waters and the best climate in the country! Enjoy a one-day guided Sea kayak and hiking tour in this spectacular region.

Day 7-8: Abel Tasman National Park (Nelson Area)

Enjoy your day to explore the park and the Nelson area with your tour guide.

Here, inviting sandy beaches fill the spaces between trees and tide lines. Crystal clear streams tumble down green valleys to join the ocean. Granite and marble formations fringe the headlands, which are cloaked in regenerating native forest.

At Te Puketea Bay, a perfect crescent of golden sand, a walking track leads up Pitt Head to an ancient Maori pa (fort) site. Terracing and food pits are still visible, and it’s easy to see why the location was chosen as a defensive site – the views are tremendous.

Native wildlife is an essential part of the scenery. 

Day 9 Punakaiki “Pancake” Rocks

Pick up your car rental and head to Punakaiki on the West Coast. Take a short walk beneath a canopy of nikau palms and tree ferns to view the unique “pancake” rock formations and explosive blowholes. Optional afternoon adventures include river canoeing or a river canyon walk.

Punakaiki, New Zealand: Punakaiki is the base from which to explore the natural wonders of the Paparoa National Park – from sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, through lush subtropical rainforest overhanging magical, moody rivers, to spectacular alpine tops. There is something here for everyone to discover.

Day 10: Fox Glacier

Transfer to Fox Glacier, which is fed by the snows of the Mount Cook National Park and is one of the most accessible glaciers in New Zealand. The next day, board a helicopter to fly over pinnacles and crevasses and land on the upper levels of the glacier. With a qualified alpine guide, spend 2.5 hours exploring the glacier’s impressive ice formations.

Day 11: Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Nestled in the shores of Lake Wakatipu, your hotel provides the perfect location for exploring.

Day 12: Queenstown

Enjoy your day at leisure. Queenstown is a breathtaking and beautiful playground for all seasons. Bungee jumping, jet boating, rafting, kayaking, hiking and exploring the Milford Sound can all be enjoyed. Take in local cafes and nightspots before saying “goodbye” to New Zealand.

Day 13: Queenstown Enjoy your day at leisure.

Whatever your choices are for this tour – the opportunities are endless. Be captivated by the majestic beauty and diversity that encompass New Zealand. There are so many activities; it is the ultimate bucket list for the outdoor enthusiast. 

Day 14: Final Day

Transportation will be provided to the airport. Bid farewell to your New Zealand adventure. 

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