Best Of New Zealand

Visit operator website

Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: ONNS

From: £1935.20

Compared with their enormous neighbour to the left, the islands of New Zealand don’t look especially big on the map, but don’t let their small stature deceive you. There is much to do here, be it biking to old gold mining sites, cruising remote fjords, or taking in some of the world’s most breathtaking views. But if you’re short on travel dollars, fear not; this trip squeezes in the very best of both the North and South Islands into an affordable€tion-packed 21-day itinerary that moves swiftly without ever seeming rushed.

Day 1 Auckland

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Auckland/Raglan (1B, 1L)

Visit a conservation farm to learn about their methods before sea kayaking to a harbour for a picnic lunch.

Day 3 Raglan (1B, 1D)

Enjoy an included surf lesson in one of the world’s most famous surf areas, then opt to go hiking or rent a stand up paddle board.

Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua (1B)

Opt to go caving in world famous Waitomo before heading to Rotorua, notable for its geothermal€tivity and culture. Visit a local village to gain insight into Maori culture.

Day 5 Rotorua/Taupo (1B)

Take advantage of free time in the adrenaline capital of the North Island, and opt to go whitewater rafting, check out a geothermal park with technicolour pools, or hit up a nearby spa. Continue on to spend the night near the shores of Lake Taupo.

Day 6 Taupo/Wellington (1B)

Take in the ever-changing scenery on the drive down to the nation’s capital at the southern end of the North Island. Opt to take the cable car to the hills overlooking the city, visit the national museum, Te Papa, or stroll along Oriental Parade. Enjoy a Big Night Out with the group.

Day 7 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park (1B, 1D)

Take a ferry over to the South Island and transfer to Abel Tasman National Park.

Day 8 Abel Tasman National Park (1B)

Hike and explore Abel Tasman’s golden beaches and waterways.

Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Westport (1B, 1D)

Head south down the coast of black-sand beaches. Visit a seal colony before travelling to Westport, the stop for the night.

Day 10 Westport/Franz Josef (1B, 1D)

Take in the pancake rock formations at Punakaiki before continuing on to Franz Josef. Enjoy free time for optional€tivities like hiking, horseback riding, and quad biking.

Day 11 Franz Josef (1B)

Free day for optional€tivities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding and quad biking.

Day 12 Franz Josef/Queenstown (1B)

Visit the adventure capital of the world—Queenstown.

Days 13-14 Queenstown

Free time in Queenstown. Get the heart pumping with some adrenaline-filled options, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking or skydiving.

Day 15 Queenstown/Te Anau (1B, 1L)

Visit Fiordland National Park and enjoy a boat cruise through breathtaking Milford Sound. In the evening, opt to cruise€ross Lake Te Anau and visit a cave that is home to thousands of glowworms.

Day 16 Te Anau/Central Otago (1B, 1D)

Enjoy free time in the morning to discover the natural beauty of Te Anau. Later, transfer to Wedderburn in Central Otago.

Day 17 Central Otago (1B)

Bike 35 km of the Otago Rail Trail, passing through one historic town to the next. Along the way sample some local food and drink.

Day 18 Wedderburn/Christchurch (1B)

Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Christchurch.

Day 19 Christchurch/Kaikoura (1B)

Opt to go whale watching, swim with seals or take a walk along the coast.

Day 20 Kaikoura/Wellington (1B)

Travel to Picton to catch the ferry back to Wellington. Opt for a final night out with the group.

Day 21 Wellington (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
17/11/2018 07/12/2018 0 £2299.00
21/11/2018 11/12/2018 0 £2299.00
24/11/2018 14/12/2018 0 £2299.00
28/11/2018 18/12/2018 1 £2299.00
01/12/2018 21/12/2018 0 £2419.00
05/12/2018 25/12/2018 10 £2419.00
08/12/2018 28/12/2018 2 £2419.00
12/12/2018 01/01/2019 11 £1935.20
15/12/2018 04/01/2019 0 £2419.00
19/12/2018 08/01/2019 13 £2056.15
22/12/2018 11/01/2019 0 £2419.00
26/12/2018 15/01/2019 9 £2056.15
29/12/2018 18/01/2019 0 £2419.00
02/01/2019 22/01/2019 8 £2419.00
05/01/2019 25/01/2019 1 £2419.00
09/01/2019 29/01/2019 4 £2419.00
12/01/2019 01/02/2019 0 £2419.00
16/01/2019 05/02/2019 13 £2056.15
19/01/2019 08/02/2019 1 £2419.00
23/01/2019 12/02/2019 14 £2056.15
26/01/2019 15/02/2019 10 £2419.00
30/01/2019 19/02/2019 16 £2419.00
02/02/2019 22/02/2019 12 £2419.00
06/02/2019 26/02/2019 16 £2419.00
09/02/2019 01/03/2019 3 £2419.00
13/02/2019 05/03/2019 17 £2419.00
16/02/2019 08/03/2019 13 £2419.00
20/02/2019 12/03/2019 18 £2419.00
23/02/2019 15/03/2019 10 £2419.00
27/02/2019 19/03/2019 16 £2419.00
02/03/2019 22/03/2019 11 £2299.00
06/03/2019 26/03/2019 19 £2299.00
09/03/2019 29/03/2019 13 £2299.00
13/03/2019 02/04/2019 20 £2299.00
16/03/2019 05/04/2019 13 £2299.00
20/03/2019 09/04/2019 20 £2299.00
23/03/2019 12/04/2019 17 £2299.00
27/03/2019 16/04/2019 18 £2299.00
30/03/2019 19/04/2019 14 £2299.00
06/04/2019 26/04/2019 17 £2299.00
13/04/2019 03/05/2019 14 £2299.00
20/04/2019 10/05/2019 16 £2299.00
27/04/2019 17/05/2019 19 £2299.00
04/05/2019 24/05/2019 18 £2199.00
11/05/2019 31/05/2019 15 £2199.00
25/05/2019 14/06/2019 17 £2199.00
08/06/2019 28/06/2019 19 £2199.00
22/06/2019 12/07/2019 19 £2199.00
06/07/2019 26/07/2019 18 £2199.00
20/07/2019 09/08/2019 18 £2199.00
03/08/2019 23/08/2019 17 £2199.00
17/08/2019 06/09/2019 19 £2199.00
31/08/2019 20/09/2019 20 £2199.00
14/09/2019 04/10/2019 17 £2199.00
28/09/2019 18/10/2019 17 £2199.00
05/10/2019 25/10/2019 18 £2299.00
12/10/2019 01/11/2019 17 £2299.00
19/10/2019 08/11/2019 20 £2299.00
26/10/2019 15/11/2019 19 £2299.00
02/11/2019 22/11/2019 20 £2299.00
06/11/2019 26/11/2019 20 £2299.00
09/11/2019 29/11/2019 15 £2299.00
13/11/2019 03/12/2019 19 £2299.00
16/11/2019 06/12/2019 20 £2299.00
20/11/2019 10/12/2019 20 £2299.00
23/11/2019 13/12/2019 19 £2299.00
27/11/2019 17/12/2019 20 £2299.00
30/11/2019 20/12/2019 20 £2299.00
04/12/2019 24/12/2019 20 £2419.00
07/12/2019 27/12/2019 19 £2419.00
11/12/2019 31/12/2019 20 £2419.00
14/12/2019 03/01/2020 19 £2419.00
18/12/2019 07/01/2020 20 £2419.00
21/12/2019 10/01/2020 19 £2419.00
25/12/2019 14/01/2020 19 £2419.00
28/12/2019 17/01/2020 20 £2419.00
01/01/2020 21/01/2020 20 £2419.00
04/01/2020 24/01/2020 20 £2419.00
08/01/2020 28/01/2020 20 £2419.00
11/01/2020 31/01/2020 20 £2419.00
15/01/2020 04/02/2020 20 £2419.00
18/01/2020 07/02/2020 20 £2419.00
22/01/2020 11/02/2020 20 £2419.00
25/01/2020 14/02/2020 20 £2419.00
29/01/2020 18/02/2020 20 £2419.00
01/02/2020 21/02/2020 20 £2419.00
05/02/2020 25/02/2020 17 £2419.00
08/02/2020 28/02/2020 20 £2419.00
12/02/2020 03/03/2020 19 £2419.00
15/02/2020 06/03/2020 20 £2419.00
19/02/2020 10/03/2020 20 £2419.00
22/02/2020 13/03/2020 20 £2419.00
26/02/2020 17/03/2020 20 £2419.00
29/02/2020 20/03/2020 20 £2419.00
04/03/2020 24/03/2020 20 £2299.00
07/03/2020 27/03/2020 20 £2299.00
11/03/2020 31/03/2020 20 £2299.00
14/03/2020 03/04/2020 20 £2299.00
18/03/2020 07/04/2020 20 £2299.00
21/03/2020 10/04/2020 20 £2299.00
25/03/2020 14/04/2020 20 £2299.00
28/03/2020 17/04/2020 20 £2299.00
04/04/2020 24/04/2020 20 £2299.00
11/04/2020 01/05/2020 20 £2299.00
18/04/2020 08/05/2020 20 £2299.00
25/04/2020 15/05/2020 20 £2299.00
02/05/2020 22/05/2020 20 £2199.00
16/05/2020 05/06/2020 20 £2199.00
30/05/2020 19/06/2020 20 £2199.00
13/06/2020 03/07/2020 20 £2199.00
27/06/2020 17/07/2020 20 £2199.00
11/07/2020 31/07/2020 19 £2199.00
25/07/2020 14/08/2020 20 £2199.00
08/08/2020 28/08/2020 20 £2199.00
22/08/2020 11/09/2020 20 £2199.00
05/09/2020 25/09/2020 20 £2199.00
12/09/2020 02/10/2020 20 £2199.00
19/09/2020 09/10/2020 20 £2199.00
26/09/2020 16/10/2020 20 £2199.00
03/10/2020 23/10/2020 20 £2299.00
17/10/2020 06/11/2020 20 £2299.00
21/10/2020 10/11/2020 20 £2299.00
24/10/2020 13/11/2020 20 £2299.00
28/10/2020 17/11/2020 20 £2299.00
31/10/2020 20/11/2020 20 £2299.00
04/11/2020 24/11/2020 20 £2299.00
07/11/2020 27/11/2020 20 £2299.00
11/11/2020 01/12/2020 20 £2299.00
14/11/2020 04/12/2020 20 £2299.00
18/11/2020 08/12/2020 20 £2299.00
21/11/2020 11/12/2020 20 £2299.00
25/11/2020 15/12/2020 20 £2299.00
28/11/2020 18/12/2020 20 £2299.00
02/12/2020 22/12/2020 20 £2419.00
05/12/2020 25/12/2020 20 £2419.00
09/12/2020 29/12/2020 20 £2419.00
12/12/2020 01/01/2021 20 £2419.00
16/12/2020 05/01/2021 20 £2419.00
19/12/2020 08/01/2021 20 £2419.00
23/12/2020 12/01/2021 20 £2419.00
26/12/2020 15/01/2021 20 £2419.00
30/12/2020 19/01/2021 20 £2419.00
02/01/2021 22/01/2021 20 £2199.00

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

Get inspiration every week into your inbox!

Sign up to our weekly Trip Finder email and get a selection of the best trips to feed your Wanderlust