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New Zealand, with its crazy adventure activities, epic hikes, insane stargazing, and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet- is the ideal place to travel.
18 Day Complete New Zealand Tour
- Trip Styles: Budget
2022 DEPARTURES: 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 8 Sep, 29 Sep, 10 Nov, 1 Dec
2023 DEPARTURES: 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 13 Apr
18-Day complete New Zealand tour itinerary from Auckland to Christchurch. You will pass through national parks, and rainforests, visit hidden pools & UNESCO World Heritage Areas, and probably more beaches than you can count.
Get a really good understanding of what makes NZ tick on this epic small group tour which covers everything you’d want to experience and more, from Auckland to the bottom of the South Island.
This Auckland to Christchurch tour hits local hotspots plus the most unique destinations further off the beaten track, guaranteed to impress!
First up we depart Auckland and head to Rotorua. Geothermal activity is so hot right now! Experience (and smell) the sights.
We then head to our off-the-beaten-track destination Lake Aniwhenua. Discover the history and Maori culture, enjoy a traditionally cooked Hangi dinner and relax by the waterfront.
Next up is Lake Taupo and a visit to Huka Falls.
Onto Blue Duck Station where you will horse around on an award-winning conservation farm! Tongariro National Park is the most famous destination on the North Island filled with unbelievable scenery from Lord of the Rings. We then head to the capital of New Zealand Wellington: Soak up the culture, visit museums, watch the sunset from Mt Victoria and check out the cafe scene.
It’s then time for us to head down to the South Island by taking the ferry across the Cook Strait. straight into hiking in the smallest but most visited Abel Tasman National Park. Walk from Marahau to Anchorage and tick this incredible coastal destination off your bucket list.
In Abel Tasman National Park do the short walk to Cleopatra’s Pool a natural rockpool and the best freshwater swimming spot. We then cruise the ‘wild’ West Coast and visit a seal colony. Up next is a stop at the famous limestone Punakaiki ‘Pancake Rocks’ and blowholes!
A stop at Franz Josef Glacier is the highlight of the South Island with the chance to book an optional Heli-hike. We then spend a couple of days in Queenstown the adventure capital of New Zealand. You’ll probably never want to leave!
For our last few days on tour, we visit Lake Matherson and Mount Cook. Before finishing our adventure in Christchurch.
Accommodation on this small group tour is Twin share in comfortable 3-4 star hotels. Take the pressure off, kick back, relax, soak up the scenery and let someone else do the driving. You’ll travel by private, air-conditioned bus. Plus our expert local guide to teach you about New Zealand history and culture.
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Ruru Tour (Twinshare)
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Our travellers often combine this trip with some of these trips:
Add to Package ($4,999.00)
Add to Package ($209.00)
Add to Package ($1,599.00)
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- This item: 18 Day Complete New Zealand Tour($4,999.00)
- 1 Day Milford Sound Tour from Queenstown($209.00)
- 9 Day Adventure North Island Tour($1,599.00)
- Rapid Jet Boat Taupo($129.00)
What To Bring
- Spend time with a small group of like-minded travelers
- Experienced and fun guide
- Experience a Hangi the traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking food
- Twin share comfortbale 3-4 star accomodation
- Free time to explore Queenstown or book some adrenaline activities
- Cruise the New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction, Milford Sound
- Sturdy walking shoes/boots,
- Warm clothing,
- Waterproof jacket,
- Hat & Sunscreen,
- Water bottle,
- Motion sickness tablets,
- Insect repellent
- Luggage is limited to one piece per person with a maximum weight of 20kg plus a day pack
- A basic level of fitness is required for medium-length walks
- Accommodation at Lake Aniwhenua, Blue Duck Station and Marahau (Abel Tasman) is specialist. All cabins are private, but facilities are shared.
- Thiss itinerary is a guide. Given the spontaneous nature of our trips and lack of control over New Zealand’s weather, what we do each day might occasionally vary.
Where will I sleep on tour?
Accommodation: High-quality twin share rooms are included. You’ll stay in comfy 3-4 star hotels for most of the nights and high country farms or scenic lodges close to the waterfront or national parks in our unique destinations. Hotel rooms are ensuite, while shared facilities are in Strademark places.
You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a solo-occupied private room (subject to availability).
Single Room: +$2000
Why stay at Lake Aniwhenua?
Lake Aniwhenua – Strademark Experience
This experience is an introduction to modern-day Maori culture. You’ll be hosted by a local Maori family, taken on a guided tour to a sacred archaeological site, be introduced to the local Maori stories and games and be treated to a delicious hangi dinner, cooked under the ground!
What food is included on tour?
Meals: A mixture of cooked and continental breakfasts are included for every morning of your tour. We’ve also included other meals here and there, be sure to check your itinerary for details. Meals are indicated as B, L and D for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
How do we travel around New Zealand?
Private Coach Transport. You’ll travel by private, air-conditioned bus.
What is the tour guide like?
Expect entertaining anecdotes, great recommendations, extra support and local insider knowledge from your charismatic guide. They know every inch of this country. You can’t get this from a google search!