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New Zealand Explorer NZL

Visiting: New Zealand
Trip Duration 19 Days

New Zealand Adventure Tour

This trip combines the best of New Zealand's North and South Islands. We explore the dramatic landscapes of glaciers, volcanoes and snow-capped mountains and discover the extraordinary wildlife. Witness the magnificent Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, sample wine in the vineyards of Hawke's Bay, explore the geothermal landscapes of the Maori heartlands and discover Queenstown, New Zealand's picturesque adrenalin capital surrounded by the magnificent 'The Remarkables.'

Tour Highlights

  • Rotorua - Explore the geothermal landscapes of the Maori heartlands
  • Glaciers - Take walks through dramatic glacier valleys
  • 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.
  • Milford Sound - Boat trip in the UNESCO World Heritage Fjordland National Park
  • Dunedin - Visit the Albatross Centre and discover the 'Edinburgh of the South'


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour in Auckland

  • 2
    Guided tour of Auckland's highlights; head to the coastal community of Tairua

  • 3
    Explore the Coromandel Peninsula, overnight in Tairua

  • 4
    Free morning, afternoon visit Hobbiton, drive to Rotorua

  • 5
    Visit Wai-o-Tapu, evening Maori banquet

  • 6
    Drive to Napier via Lake Taupo; visit Hawke's Bay Vineyard

  • 7
    Free time in Napier; head to Wellington

  • 8
    Free day to explore the capital

  • 9
    Ferry across Cook Strait to Picton; continue to Nelson

  • 10
    Free day; optional activities in Abel Tasman National Park

  • 11
    Transfer to Hokitika via the scenic West Coast Road

  • 12
    Visit Franz Josef Glacier en route to Fox Glacier

  • 13
    Explore Fox Glacier then travel via Wanaka to Queenstown

  • 14
    In Queenstown; optional rafting or jet boat trip

  • 15
    Journey to Milford Sound; cruise to Te Anau

  • 16
    Continue to Dunedin wildlife spotting on the peninsula en route

  • 17
    Morning free, afternoon drive to Mount Cook via Moeraki Boulders

  • 18
    Return to Christchurch

  • 19
    Trip ends in Christchurch

Trip notes

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New Zealand Explorer
Included meals 18 1 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Boat, Ferry
16 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Standard Lodge
Trip Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Group Size
Generally 10 - 15