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Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Photography tour
  • Explorer
  • Chill out
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Wellington, New Zealand
  • +11
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Learn about Maori culture.
  • Surf some waves.
  • Get an adrenaline rush in Rotorua and Queenstown.
  • Discover Abel Tasman National Park by foot.
  • Cycle a historic rail trail
Starting in Auckland and ending in Wellington, the tour "Best Of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines" is a guided photography trip that takes 21 days. You will travel through Franz Josef, Te Anau, Wellington and 10 other destinations in New Zealand. "Best Of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines" is a group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Now's the time to explore New Zealand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. They say good travel happens on small islands. Regardless of whether or not that's an actual saying, the small islands of New Zealand pack plenty of exploratory punch. Go from surfing in Raglan to hiking in Abel Tasman National Park to cruising remote fjords and taking in some Insta-worthy views. 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 where you'll move swiftly without feeling rushed.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT G ADVENTURES
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
  • Joanna
  • From 31
  • On Dec 24 2019
5 - Excellent
Joanna's review for another G Adventures tour
Fantastic tour snowy, beautiful iceland.. wesae geysers, frozen waterfalls, walked on a glacier and NORTHERN LIGHTS!Fubky, cool country aided by an exceptional guide and great group
  • Anonymous
  • From Irish
  • On Apr 12 2017
5 - Excellent
Review for another G Adventures tour
I can only recommend this tour. It was great and I really enjoyed it. Lots to see. Great exploring the Inca Trail. Thank you very much for all the arrangements and a splendid tour!
  • Alice
  • From New Zealand
  • On Aug 15 2019
4 - Very Good
Alice's review for another G Adventures tour
Very Good
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Auckland
  • Day 2: Auckland/Raglan
  • Day 3: Raglan
  • Day 4: Raglan/Rotorua
  • Day 5: Rotorua/Taupo
  • Day 6: Taupo/Wellington
  • Day 7: Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
  • Day 8: Abel Tasman National Park
  • Day 9: Abel Tasman National Park/Westport
  • Day 10: Westport/Franz Josef
  • Day 11: Franz Josef
  • Day 12: Franz Josef/Queenstown
  • Day 13: Queenstown
  • Day 14: Queenstown
  • Day 15: Queenstown/Te Anau
  • Day 16: Te Anau/Central Otago
  • Day 17: Central Otago
  • Day 18: Wedderburn/Christchurch
  • Day 19: Christchurch/Kaikoura
  • Day 20: Kaikoura/Wellington
  • Day 21: Wellington
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hostels (11 nts, multi-share with 4-8 people), basic lodges (9 nts). Most nights are multi-share on this trip.
Meals
  • 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    Note: Allow USD440-575 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private vehicle, kayak, boat, ferry
Guide
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Surf Lesson
  • Raglan
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington
  • Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
  • Your Discover Moment: Queenstown
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington
  • Conservation farm visit (Raglan)
  • Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan)
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Visit to a seal colony
  • Walks in Franz Josef and Abel Tasman National Parks
  • Fiordland NP visit
  • Milford Sound nature cruise
  • Mountain biking excursion (Central Otago)
  • Orientation walk in Wellington
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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 is not included in this Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines 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 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 19 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 July 2022, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

minimum 18 years old

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Service Level : Basic Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - Average Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Travel Style : 18-to-Thirtysomethings Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Elevated hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
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