• 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
• 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.
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathrooms.
Some long drives.
Arrive in Auckland
Waitomo & Ruakuri Caves, Rotorua
Rotorua, Maori Feast
Rotorua, Huka Falls, to Taupo
Tongaririo River Rafting, Wellington
Ferry to Picton, Nelson
Abel Tasman National Park - Kayak, Seals & Walking Tour
Franz Josef Glacier & Fox Glacier
Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers, to Wanaka
Te Anau, Milford Sound
Queenstown - Shotover Jet Boat Ride