New Zealand Journey

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: ONENG

From: £2799.00

Spend 12 days exploring the North and South Islands of this small country packed with wonders. Travelling by train, gondola, boat, and plane, sample local wine, walk through an ancient rainforest, and learn about local legends and cuisine from the Maori. Take a deep breath to fill your lungs with the impossibly clean air here — and fill your soul with the legendary Kiwi spirit.

Day 1 Auckland

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Auckland (1B)

Enjoy a morning orientation walk before catching a ferry to Waiheke Island. Visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand’s burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country while sampling some of the local blends, of course.

Day 3 Auckland/Rotorua (1B)

Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you’ll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls.

Day 4 Rotorua (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a free day in Rotorua which sits over an€tive geothermal zone with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools. Opt to visit one of the geothermal sites, or go whitewater rafting. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a “Kaumātua” (an elder in Māori society). After, watch an extravagant performance about local myths and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.

Day 5 Rotorua/Christchurch (1B)

Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. Take an orientation walk with your CEO to get a feel for the city.

Day 6 Christchurch/Franz Josef (1B)

Enjoy one of the world’s great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand’s glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.

Day 7 Franz Josef (1B)

Options are plentiful. Choose from a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in hot pools among stunning scenery.

Day 8 Franz Josef/Queenstown (1B)

Take a stunning scenic drive through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown.

Day 9 Queenstown/Fiordland National Park (1B, 1D)

Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides, we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds, and penguins, with the option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins (seasonal) with time to relax on deck and stargaze.

Day 10 Fiordland National Park/Queenstown (1B)

Enjoy early morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown.

Day 11 Queenstown (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore on your own, visit a winery, or cruise on a historic steamship. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Opt to go bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, paragliding, or mountain biking. This evening enjoy a gondola ride with spectacular views of the city and surrounding landscape.

Day 12 Queenstown (1B)

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
21/04/2019 02/05/2019 15 £3159.00
05/05/2019 16/05/2019 16 £2799.00
19/05/2019 30/05/2019 14 £2799.00
16/06/2019 27/06/2019 16 £2799.00
21/07/2019 01/08/2019 13 £2799.00
11/08/2019 22/08/2019 0 £2799.00
25/08/2019 05/09/2019 16 £2799.00
08/09/2019 19/09/2019 14 £2979.00
22/09/2019 03/10/2019 14 £2979.00
06/10/2019 17/10/2019 15 £2979.00
13/10/2019 24/10/2019 16 £2979.00
20/10/2019 31/10/2019 2 £2979.00
27/10/2019 07/11/2019 16 £2979.00
03/11/2019 14/11/2019 10 £3159.00
10/11/2019 21/11/2019 16 £3159.00
17/11/2019 28/11/2019 14 £3159.00
24/11/2019 05/12/2019 16 £3159.00
01/12/2019 12/12/2019 10 £3349.00
08/12/2019 19/12/2019 16 £3349.00
15/12/2019 26/12/2019 16 £3349.00
22/12/2019 02/01/2020 12 £3349.00
29/12/2019 09/01/2020 16 £3349.00
05/01/2020 16/01/2020 16 £3349.00
12/01/2020 23/01/2020 16 £3349.00
19/01/2020 30/01/2020 16 £3349.00
26/01/2020 06/02/2020 16 £3349.00
02/02/2020 13/02/2020 16 £3349.00
09/02/2020 20/02/2020 16 £3349.00
16/02/2020 27/02/2020 16 £3349.00
23/02/2020 05/03/2020 16 £3349.00
01/03/2020 12/03/2020 16 £3159.00
08/03/2020 19/03/2020 16 £3159.00
15/03/2020 26/03/2020 16 £3159.00
22/03/2020 02/04/2020 16 £3159.00
29/03/2020 09/04/2020 16 £3159.00
05/04/2020 16/04/2020 16 £3159.00
26/04/2020 07/05/2020 14 £3159.00
10/05/2020 21/05/2020 16 £2799.00
31/05/2020 11/06/2020 16 £2799.00
05/07/2020 16/07/2020 16 £2799.00
26/07/2020 06/08/2020 16 £2799.00
16/08/2020 27/08/2020 16 £2799.00
06/09/2020 17/09/2020 16 £2979.00
27/09/2020 08/10/2020 14 £2979.00
04/10/2020 15/10/2020 16 £2979.00
11/10/2020 22/10/2020 16 £2979.00
18/10/2020 29/10/2020 16 £2979.00
25/10/2020 05/11/2020 16 £2979.00
01/11/2020 12/11/2020 16 £3159.00
08/11/2020 19/11/2020 16 £3159.00
15/11/2020 26/11/2020 16 £3159.00
22/11/2020 03/12/2020 16 £3159.00
29/11/2020 10/12/2020 16 £3159.00
06/12/2020 17/12/2020 16 £3349.00
13/12/2020 24/12/2020 16 £3349.00
20/12/2020 31/12/2020 16 £3349.00
27/12/2020 07/01/2021 16 £3349.00
03/01/2021 14/01/2021 16 £2799.00
10/01/2021 21/01/2021 16 £2799.00
17/01/2021 28/01/2021 16 £2799.00
24/01/2021 04/02/2021 16 £2799.00
31/01/2021 11/02/2021 16 £2799.00
07/02/2021 18/02/2021 15 £2799.00
14/02/2021 25/02/2021 16 £2799.00
21/02/2021 04/03/2021 16 £2799.00
28/02/2021 11/03/2021 16 £2799.00
07/03/2021 18/03/2021 16 £2799.00
14/03/2021 25/03/2021 16 £2799.00
21/03/2021 01/04/2021 16 £2799.00
28/03/2021 08/04/2021 16 £2799.00
04/04/2021 15/04/2021 16 £2799.00
11/04/2021 22/04/2021 16 £2799.00
25/04/2021 06/05/2021 16 £2799.00
16/05/2021 27/05/2021 0 £2799.00
30/05/2021 10/06/2021 16 £2799.00
06/06/2021 17/06/2021 16 £2799.00
13/06/2021 24/06/2021 0 £2799.00
04/07/2021 15/07/2021 16 £2799.00
25/07/2021 05/08/2021 16 £2799.00
01/08/2021 12/08/2021 0 £2799.00
15/08/2021 26/08/2021 16 £2799.00
05/09/2021 16/09/2021 16 £2799.00
26/09/2021 07/10/2021 16 £2799.00
03/10/2021 14/10/2021 0 £2799.00
10/10/2021 21/10/2021 16 £2799.00
17/10/2021 28/10/2021 16 £2799.00
24/10/2021 04/11/2021 16 £2799.00
31/10/2021 11/11/2021 16 £2799.00
07/11/2021 18/11/2021 16 £2799.00
14/11/2021 25/11/2021 16 £2799.00
21/11/2021 02/12/2021 16 £2799.00
28/11/2021 09/12/2021 16 £2799.00
05/12/2021 16/12/2021 16 £2799.00
12/12/2021 23/12/2021 16 £2799.00
19/12/2021 30/12/2021 16 £2799.00
26/12/2021 06/01/2022 16 £2799.00
16/01/2022 27/01/2022 16 £2799.00
23/01/2022 03/02/2022 16 £2799.00

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