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Best Of New Zealand

From US$ 3,099 US$ 2,944 per person
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highlights
  • Learn about the Maori culture
  • Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Get an adrenaline rush in Queenstown
  • Weave through the remote fjords of the Doubtful Sound by sea kayak
The Best of New Zealand tour starts in Auckland and ends in Wellington. The Best of New Zealand is a Photography And Art Tour that takes 21 days taking you from Auckland to Wellington and 12 other destinations in New Zealand. The Best of New Zealand tour includes accommodation, staff & experts, meals included, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for more information.

Compared with their enormous neighbour to the left, the islands of New Zealand don’t look especially big on the map, but don’t let their small stature deceive you. There is much to do here, be it biking to old gold mining sites, kayaking remote coves or hiking some of the most breathtaking routes in the whole world. But if you’re short on travel dollars, fear not; this trip squeezes in the very best of both the North and South Islands into an affordable, action-packed 21-day itinerary that moves swiftly without ever seeming rushed.
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Is this tour for me?
Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Grading: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Group trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.

what’s included Accommodation
  • Hostels (8 nts), basic hotel (4 nts), basic lodges (7 nts), floating boat hostel (1 nt, summer, cabin in winter months). Most nights are multi-share.
Meals Included
  • 20 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
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Transport
  • Private vehicle, kayak, boat, ferry
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Conservation farm visit (Raglan)
  • Sea kayaking excursions (Raglan and Doubtful Sound)
  • Surf lesson (Raglan)
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing (seasonal)
  • Visit to a seal colony
  • Walks in Franz Josef and Abel Tasman National Parks
  • Mountain biking excursion (Central Otago)
  • Orientation walks in Wellington and Christchurch
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Auckland and from Wellington are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of New Zealand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 21 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 18 - 39
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Auckland, New Zealand/Wellington, New Zealand
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Best of New Zealand tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation. If you do not already have a travel insurance please do get in touch with us after booking and we will help you.


Visa

For this Best of New Zealand tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of New Zealand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.
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