This camping tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington. After visiting the Bay Of Islands, north of Auckland, travel to the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, Taupo, and onward to Wellington.
All about the 15 Day Grand Traverse Auckland to Queenstown Tour
The perfect camping adventure from Auckland to Queenstown. Taking in all the best sites of the North and South Island of New Zealand.
This tour offers some very special camp spots that are strategically placed so we can bring you much closer to nature than you’d ever have expected. Our Flying Kiwi camping tours attract people from all over the globe - the perfect mix of solo travelers, couples, and mates who always end up as great friends. Travelers of all ages share a great sense of adventure, an enthusiasm to try and enjoy new things and a genuine interest in experiencing the culture of New Zealand.
Evening meals on our overland tours are prepared in a relaxed and informal rota system. Your great guides will lead things but every 4 or so nights you will be with a team of other budding chefs preparing some great feasts for your fellow travelers - generally one person chops, another looks after veggies, another will cook and someone needs to check the wine! Getting everyone involved.
A few highlights on this tour include cycling sections of the New Zealand cycle trail with heaps of excellent bike rides along coastlines, through forests and past mighty mountains. These can be optional bike rides, you can hike if you prefer. You will be visiting one of the world's new natural wonders - Milford sound, camping out at the foot of the southern Alps, by beaches and by lakes and hiking the amazing Routeburn track and Tongariro crossing. You will also dig your own hot pool on a stunning beach, tuck into fresh crayfish by the coast, visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, discover the wild, rugged beauty of the Catlins region - meet the grumpy sea lions, enjoy stunning sunrises with accommodation on the Pacific coast and the spectacular scenic ferry crossing through the Marlborough Sounds.
Plus our amazing optional activity options including dolphin swimming, kayaking, skydiving, white water rafting, bungy jumping, Milford sound cruise, glow-worm caves, whale watching and more!
If you're keen to do some walking in the beautiful environment of New Zealand this is the tour for you!
15 Day Grand Traverse Auckland to Queenstown Tour Itinerary - 15 days
Auckland - Hot Water Beach
Hot Water Beach to Rotorua
Rotorua to Turangi
Turangi to Paekakariki
Paekakariki to Wellington to Picton
Picton to Kaikoura
Kaikoura to Christchurch to Rangitata
Rangitata to Lake Pukaki
Lake Pukaki to Moeraki
Moeraki to Dunedin
Dunedin to Hollyford
Hollyford to Te Anau
Te Anau to Queenstown
|Tour code: GT15|
Camping (Twin-Share) September 2020 to March 2021
Supplement for Single Tent September 2019 to March 2020
Supplement for Single Tent September 2020 to March 2021
Auckland pickup: 10am from the Grand Millennium Hotel, 106 -110 Vincent Street, Auckland
Oct 19, 28;
Nov 6, 15, 24;
Dec 3, 12, 21, 30;
Jan 8, 17, 26;
Feb 4, 13, 22;
Mar 2, 11, 20, 29
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
^ Single travelers will be paired in a tent with a person of the same sex or can upgrade to their own tent for $130
Cabin upgrades are available most nights for a small fee, payable on the day. When staying in our more remote and picturesque campsites upgrades are not available but alternatives will be found in the event of inclement weather.
Optional bicycle hire for the duration of the tour is $295 (subject to change)
Customers may bring their own bicycle and will be charged a handling fee of $115
Sleeping bag hire is $60
A shuttle bus option is available for customers wishing to finish their trip in Christchurch at an approximate cost $NZ50. Further touring options are also available.
This tour is recommended for persons 18 years and older, however, requests for younger participants will be considered on a case by case basis.
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This camping tour takes in all the routes on offer to create a comprehensive itinerary that starts and finishes in Auckland and travels all over New Zealand. If you want to do it all then this is the tour for you.