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From Aukland: 18-Day North & South Island Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Kiwi Experience

From Aukland: 18-Day North & South Island Tour with Guide

Activity provider: Kiwi Experience

From US$ 2,254.46 per person

Embark on an 18-day guided tour of the North & South Island. Marvel at New Zealand's natural beauty and see highlights like Tongariro National Park, the Peninsula Walkway and Christchurch.

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Duration 18 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Accommodation included
  • Breakfast x18 and dinner x3 included
  • Activities included
  • Small Group Tours
  • Local Kiwi guide
Full description
Day 1 - Auckland to Hot Water Beach •Explore Cathedral Cove •Relax at Hot Water Beach; by digging your own spa pool. Day 2 - Hot Water Beach to Waitomo •Hike through the Karangahake Gorge •Magical Glowworm Caves in Waitomo Day 3 - Waitomo to Rotorua •Hike through the Ruakuri Reserve •Spend the evening and night at a Māori village where you'll learn about the history and culture of the locals. •Opportunity to visit Hobbiton (not included) •Immerse yourself into Maori culture and history by exploring Rotorua. Day 4 - Rotorua to Tongariro National Park via Taupo •Walk the Huka Falls walkway •Soak under a waterfall or in the naturally heated rock pools at Spa Park. Day 5 - Tongariro National Park •Hike the Tongariro Crossing; one of New Zealands best one day hikes (shuttle not included) •Go skiing or snowboarding on Mount Ruapheu (equipment not included) Day 6 - Tongariro National Park to River Valley •Hike the Taranaki Falls walk •Spend the day at River Valley Lodge; nestled on the Rangitikei River •Go white water rafting on the Rangitikei River or Horse trekking (not included) •Enjoy an organic group roast dinner. Day 7 - River Valley to Wellington •Buzzing city vibes in the capital Wellington Day 8 - Wellington to Kaikoura •Inter-Island transport across the Cook Strait; one of the most enjoyable and beautiful ferry journeys in the world •Wine tasting in the Marlborough region •Visit Kaikoura Seal colony. Day 9 - Kaikoura to Christchurch •Hike the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway •Enjoy the amazing panaramic views of Kaikoura •Discover hidden gems of Christchurch in a city street art trail Day 10 - Christchurch to Lake Tekapo •Marvel at the stars at the Dark Sky Project, Lake Tekapo. •Visit the The Church of the Good Shepherd. •Hike up Mount John for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Day 11 - Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook (return) •Spend the day at Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. •Hike the Hooker Valley track to Hooker Lake. Day 12 - Lake Tekapo to Queenstown •A buffet dinner with panaramic views of Queenstown at the Skyline Stratosphere Restaurant. Day 13 - Queenstown free day - Have the whole day to yourself and explore the wonders of Queenstown. Day 14 - Queenstown to Glenorchy day trip - Today we'll cruise past the lake, soaking up the views and onto Glenorchy where we will do some short walks. Day 15 - Queenstown to Wanaka •Roys Peak hike (6 hour return); take in breathtaking views over Lake Wānaka (only accessible November to May) •Mt Iron hike (alternative to Roys Peak); providing 360-degree views of the The Pisa range. •Visit the famous Wanaka tree Day 16 - Wanaka to Franz Josef •Thunder Creek falls in Mt Aspiring National Park. •Lake Matheson; famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook. Day 17 - Franz Josef •Design and carve your own Greenstone jewelry in a West Coast workshop (included) •Walk the Glacier valley walk in Franz Josef Day 18 - Franz Josef to Christchurch •Scenic hikes across Arthurs Pass •Walk the Castle Hill track. •Devils Punchbowl waterfalls.
Includes
  • 17 nights dorm accommodation
  • Plus 1 overnight Māori village experience
  • 18 tasty breakfasts
  • Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach
  • Hike through the Karangahake Gorge
  • Magical Glowworm Caves tour in Waitomo
  • Geothermal wonderland, Kuirau Park
  • Māori culture and history at Te Puia Geothermal Park
  • Huka Falls walkway
  • Natural spa at Spa Park, Taupo
  • Buzzing city vibes in the capital Wellington
  • Inter-Island transport across the Cook Strait
  • Wine tasting in the Marlborough region
  • Kaikoura Seal colony
  • Christchurch city street art tour
  • Dark Sky Project, Lake Tekapo
  • The Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Roys Peak hike shuttle
  • Glenorchy & Lake Wakatipu tour
  • Thunder Creek Falls
  • Lake Matheson
  • Glacier valley walk in Franz Josef
  • Scenic hikes across Arthurs Pass
  • Devils Punchbowl and Castle Hill
  • Travel insurance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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