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New Zealand Explorer NZL

Visiting: New Zealand
Tour Duration 19 Days
 

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
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Stay on a farm among the beautiful, rolling hills of the Coromandel Peninsula
  • 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; head to Tairua

  • 3
    Exploring the Cormandel Peninsula

  • 4
    Morning on Coromandel; afternoon visit Hobbiton, overnight homestay

  • 5
    Exploring Rotorua and Maori banquet

  • 6
    Drive to Napier via Wai-o-Tapu and Lake Taupo; visit Hawke's Bay Vineyard

  • 7
    Walking tour of Napier; drive Wellington

  • 8
    Free day in Wellington

  • 9
    Ferry across Cook Strait to Picton; drive Kaikoura

  • 10
    Optional whale watching trip

  • 11
    Drive to Hokitika optional Tranz Alpine to Greymouth

  • 12
    Drive to Fox Glacier

  • 13
    Visit Fox Glacier then drive via Wanaka to Queenstown

  • 14
    In Queenstown

  • 15
    Drive to Milford Sounds; cruise to Te Anau

  • 16
    Drive to Dunedin with wildlife spotting on the peninsula

  • 17
    Morning free in Dunedin. afternoon drive to Mount Cook via Moeraki Boulders

  • 18
    Drive to Christchurch

  • 19
    Tour ends in Christchurch

Tour notes

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Included meals 18 1 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Ferry
Accommodation
15 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Standard Lodge
1 night Standard Homestay
Tour Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Group Size
Generally 10 - 15