New Zealand - Land of the Long White Cloud

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Highlights

• Visit Waitomo glow-worm caves
• Attend a Maori concert
• Hike and kayak in Abel Tasman National Park
• Jetboat ride on the Shotover River
• Travel to Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier
• Cruise on Milford Sound

Fact File

• 18 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start in Auckland, finish in Queenstown
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 3/4

 

Spectacular natural wonders, cosmopolitan cities, friendly people, a comfortable climate... all elements of the perfect travel destination - New Zealand. On this active trip, explore caves, geothermal areas and glaciers. Experience the thrill of white-water rafting, the exhilaration of a jetboat ride and learn about the fascinating Maori culture.

On the North Island, travel to Waitomo and the fairytale glow-worm caves and explore the Cave of the Spirit "Te Ana o te Atua". Experience the boiling mud pools and geysers of Whakarewarewa, the origin of the Goddesses of Fire. We cover over sixty rapids as we go white-water rafting on the Tongaririo River!

We cruise through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds to the South Island and continue to Abel Tasman National Park, where we spend time hiking and kayaking. We see Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier before continuing on to Queenstown and a thrilling jet-boat ride on the Shotover River. We marvel at spectacular Milford Sound where we take a cruise along the fjord to majestic Mitre Peak, before concluding our adventure in Queenstown.

FROM: $8395

DATES, PRICES & AVAILABILITY

  has guaranteed departures

Accommodations

Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathrooms.

Comfort notes

Some long drives.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland
Day 2: Auckland Sites
Day 3: Waitomo & Ruakuri Caves, Rotorua
Day 4: Rotorua, Maori Feast
Day 5: Rotorua, Huka Falls, to Taupo
Day 6: Tongaririo River Rafting, Wellington
Day 7: Wellington Sites
Day 8: Ferry to Picton, Nelson
Day 9: Abel Tasman National Park - Kayak, Seals & Walking Tour
Day 10: Golden Bay
Day 11: Nelson
Day 12: Punakaiki
Day 13: Franz Josef Glacier & Fox Glacier
Day 14: Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers, to Wanaka
Day 15: Queenstown
Day 16: Te Anau, Milford Sound
Day 17: Queenstown - Shotover Jet Boat Ride
Day 18: Depart Queenstown

Popular Combinations

- Milford Track extension
- Classic Australia extension
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