Travelling to New Zealand? Don’t worry, you won’t have to choose between the two islands. With all the€tivities you can choose from on each island, we’ll make sure you make the most of the chance to lose your breath.€ross three weeks you can hike, kayak, and cycle€ross this diverse land. There’s also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don’t miss out on anything.
Day 1 Auckland
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Auckland/Rotorua (1D)
Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel to the Rotorua region to the Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting on the marae (meeting grounds), learn the arts of the haka and poi before a traditional hangi dinner.
Day 3 Rotorua (1B)
Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. Opt to go whitewater rafting, tackle an offroad mountain bike track, go hiking, or hit the spa.
Day 4 Rotorua/Tongariro National Park (1B, 1D)
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s top-rated 1-day trek and spend the afternoon hiking an€tive volcano.
Day 5 Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Experience another of New Zealand’s "Great Walks" (this time, from a canoe) on a day trip into the heart of Whanganui National Park.
Day 6 Whanganui National Park/Raetihi (1B, 1L, 1D)
Explore the Whanganui River further by jet boat, visiting old Maori and European settlements.
Day 7 Raetihi/Wellington (1B)
In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand.
Day 8 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park (1D)
Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.
Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau (1B, 1L)
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.
Day 10 Marahau/Westland District (1B, 1D)
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Day 11 Westland District/Franz Josef (1B)
Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional€tivities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 12 Franz Josef (1B)
A free day for optional€tivities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 13 Franz Josef/Wanaka (1B)
Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional€tivities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.
Day 14 Wanaka/Queenstown (1B)
Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world,” Queenstown.
Day 15 Queenstown (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.
Day 16 Queenstown
Enjoy a free day for optional€tivities in Queenstown.
Day 17 Queenstown/Te Anau
Travel to the fiords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Te Anau for the night.
Day 18 Te Anau/Central Otago District (1B)
Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.
Day 19 Central Otago District/Christchurch (1B)
Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Day 20 Christchurch/Kaikoura (1B)
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.
Day 21 Kaikoura/Wellington (1B)
Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.
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