All about the 28 Day Ultimate Explorer Auckland to Auckland Tour

This tour takes in everything New Zealand has to offer and more! We have lots of free inclusions on this 28-day tour. Kiwis are a generous bunch and lots of museums and attractions are free of charge, as well as all access to a lot of National Parks.

We take in many of these on the Ultimate Explorer Tour including Tongariro National Park, Abel Tasman National Park, Paparoa, Westland Tai Poutini, Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Fiordland National Parks, Dig your own thermal pool on Hot Water beach (we provide the spades!), Rotorua Mountain Bike Park (bike hire not included) In Wellington Te Papa museum and Wellington Botanical Gardens. The Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo, Otago Early Settlers Museum, Hollyford camp quirky museum, Lake Matheson mirror lake, Hokitika greenstone factory, Punakaiki Pancake rocks, and blowholes. Plus the most amazing sunrises and sunsets at beautiful beachside campsites!

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 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. Travellers 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 veges, another cook and someone needs to check the wine! Getting everyone involved.

These trips are perfect for the more active traveller. We include optional bike rides and hikes nearly every day plus a massive list of things to do. We carry bikes on board so you can cycle any distances you choose on some of New Zealand absolutely classic trails and there is a great range of hikes from short walks to 3-day treks. The tours are suitable for all ages and very popular with groups and individuals.

This Ultimate New Zealand tour is designed to ensure you spend as much time as possible exploring the Worlds best outdoor playground.

28 Day Ultimate Explorer Auckland to Auckland Tour Itinerary - days

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Real Kiwi Says:
New Zealand is perfect for the active traveller who likes to walk. They call it 'tramping' in New Zealand. Walks on this tour are un-guided. What will happen is your expert tour guides will give you and your fellow walkers all the info you need for the trek. If you don't fancy them you will always find plenty of other activities to try or just relax and enjoy the scenery. Or you can rent a bike and cycle the beautiful scenery. There are bodyboards, rugby balls, cricket sets and even a mini library on all our buses so there's plenty to keep you entertained without spending too much extra money. As a kiwi owned and operated company we take time and effort to ensure we use local operators who reflect our values on sustainability and community. We also provide numerous opportunities to interact and learn about the Maori culture and people.

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28 Day Ultimate Explorer Auckland to Auckland Tour Price information
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Tour code: UE28
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Camping (Twin-Share) September 2020 to March 2021
SAVE 15% when traveling after 1 March 2020. Valid for booking before 31 January 2020.
Local fees payable
Supplement for Single Tent September 2019 to March 2020
Supplement for Single Tent September 2020 to March 2021

Departure information


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"

Dates heading North first- the tour is 27 days


Oct 16, 25
Nov 3, 12, 21, 30
Dec 9, 18, 27

Jan 5, 14, 23
Feb 1, 10, 19, 28
Mar 9, 18, 27*

Dates heading south first- the tour is 28 days

Oct 19, 28
Nov 6, 15, 24
Dec 3, 12, 21, 30

Jan 8, 17, 26
Feb 4, 13, 22
Mar 3, 12, 21




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Important Notes

Things 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 $225
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 $465 (subject to change)
Customers may bring their own bicycle and will be charged a handling fee of $180
Sleeping bag hire is $60
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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