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  • Cycle through stunning Karangahake Gorge.
  • Visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area.
  • Hike the Tongariro Crossing and Routeburn Track.
  • Kayak along the Whanganui River.
The New Zealand Multisport tour starts in Auckland and ends in Wellington. The New Zealand Multisport is a Trekking tour that takes 21 days taking you from Auckland to Wellington and through other destinations in New Zealand.

Travelling to New Zealand? Don't worry, you won't have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from on each island, we'll make sure you make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.
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Arrive at any time.
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Optional Activities
  • Waiheke Island Excursion
    Price varies depending on if you organize your own transport and tour, or pick a locally organized tour.
  • Auckland Sailing: America's Cup Experience (Pre Tour)
    As part of the boat crew, you'll work together with your teammates to sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour in this competitive yacht. Either take the helm and participate or sit back and enjoy the spectacle - the choice is yours.
Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel to the Rotorua region to the Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting on the marae (meeting grounds), learn the arts of the haka and poi before a traditional hangi dinner.
In the evening visit a Maori village for traditional ceremonies, a Hangi meal and entertainment. After dinner, lounge by the bonfire and have some time to get to know the Maori hosts.
Meal
  • Dinner
Included Activities
  • Karangahake Gorge Cycling
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Distance : 8 km
    Enjoy beautiful scenery on this interesting ride through Karangahake Gorge that combines history, nature, and adventure all in one trip! Follow the historic Paeroa to Waihi rail line. Cycle old lines and through a tunnel along the river that runs through the gorge. Take it easy, if you wish – this trail is suitable for cyclists with little experience and offers lots to take in on the way.
  • Maori Village Overnight Visit
    Sleeping arrangements here are in traditional sleep houses.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 3.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 2.5 hr
    Distance : 120 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. Opt to go whitewater rafting, tackle an offroad mountain bike track, go hiking, or hit the spa.
This region of New Zealand is renowned for its geothermal qualities. Enjoy free time to experience the regions' geothermal wonders. Opt to mountain bike in the world famous Redwood Forest, go white water rafting, or indulge in the therapeutic hot springs.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Optional Activities
  • Mountain Biking
    Head out on an exhilarating cycling adventure. Explore the stunning Redwood Forest on two wheels on what some call the world's best mountain biking trails. Whether you're a beginner or expert mountain bike enthusiast there's sure to be a trail perfect for you.
  • Whitewater Rafting
    Get your adrenaline fix on this exhilarating white water rafting trip. Enjoy the amazing scenery along the way, but don't forget to paddle!
  • Hot Springs
    Soak tired muscles in the area's natural hot springs and let the mineral water work its magic. Rotorua is home to a number of amazing geothermal parks – be sure you don't miss the healing and relaxing benefits of the city's naturally heated waters.
  • Hells Gate Geothermal Park
    Experience a unique Maori owned geothermal, cultural, and geothermal mud bath spa, with erupting waters, steaming fumaroles and pools of boiling mud.
  • Zorbing
    Hop into a giant inflatable ball and take a thrilling ride down Mt Ngongotaha. This outrageously fun and bizarre ride is a must-do when in Rotorua, so don't miss out!
  • Hobbiton Tour
    Enjoy a 2-hour movie set tour and see where major scenes from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed.
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and spend the afternoon hiking an active volcano.
Mt Tongariro's rocky, dramatic landscapes make this day-long trek truly one of New Zealand's "Great Walks", passing emerald lakes and beautiful alpine scenery. Start early and collect supplies before heading out. The transfer will drop the group off at the beginning of the self-guided trek and collect everyone at the other end. After the trek, travel to a ski lodge on the side of a mountain for the night and opt for a hot soak to ease those tired muscles.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek
    Duration : 5.0 hr - 6.5 hr
    Distance : 19 km
    Enjoy spectacular views and otherworldly landscapes on this challenging and rewarding 19.4km (12 mi) trek across a volcanic range. This trek has been called one of the best day hikes in the world. Get prepared before you head out – go through a safety checklist and be sure to buy supplies, food, and water ahead of time. Dress accordingly – elements change constantly.

    Note: if the weather is too bad to trek, there will be alternative options such as smaller walks in the area or a visit to remote hot springs. If you do not wish to do the Tongariro Crossing, other activities can be arranged.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Distance : 180 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Experience another of New Zealand's "Great Walks" (this time, from a canoe) on a day trip into the heart of Whanganui National Park.
Begin the day by travelling to Blue Duck Station, a working farm and nature conservancy that serves as our gateway to Whanganui National Park.

Weather permitting, paddle along the Whanganui River - the third longest in New Zealand - as it flows out to the west coast of the North Island from Mt Tongariro. Opt to take a canoe or kayak. Don't forget your camera!

On rainy days, groups may take a guided tour around Blue Duck Station to learn about the region's natural history, conservation efforts for indigenous wildlife (including the endangered New Zealand blue duck), sustainable farming practices and, if weather permits, a short kayak through the gorge at the base of the Kaiwhakauka Falls.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Whanganui River Journey
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Grab a paddle and life jacket and journey along the famous Whanganui River – New Zealand's third longest river. Soak in the wildlife and scenery, seemingly untouched by modern day. It's a great way to unwind and pack in a little more Kiwi adventure. (Note: actual distance and time of the paddle may vary according to weather conditions.)
Explore the Whanganui River further by jet boat, visiting old Maori and European settlements.
In the morning, trade the canoe for a jet boat and continue exploring the picturesque Whanganui River. During short walks or stops en route, learn about the region's history and local conservation efforts. If weather permits, head out for a visit to the abandoned Bridge to Nowhere. Return to Blue Duck Station before travelling on to Snowy Waters Lodge for the night. Enjoy a delicious dinner.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Whanganui River Jet Boating
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 50 km
    Have fun and hold on! Fulfill your need for speed travelling down the amazingly scenic Whanganui River by jet boat.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Te Papa Museum Visit
    Duration : 0.5 hr - 6.0 hr
    Visit this must-see museum, home to displays of historical Maori artifacts and modern exhibits. See how the museum is constructed on shock absorbers to withstand New Zealand’s many earthquakes – find the stairwell just outside the entrance and descend into the foundations of the building.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 310 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.
Meal
  • Dinner
Transport
  • Ferry
    Duration : 3.5 hr
    Distance : 92 km
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
  • Water taxi
    Jump in and cross the water to the next stop.
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.
Start the day with a short hike before setting off from the beach to kayak along the Abel Tasman coastline towards Marahau.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Included Activity
  • Kayaking to Marahau
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 3.0 hr
    See Abel Tasman National Park at a pleasant pace by sea kayak. Take part in a safety briefing and preparation, then head out into the water to glide in and out of the bays and islets on the route to Marahau. Look for nesting seabirds and tiny islands, and enjoy amazing views along the way.
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Included Activity
  • Seal Colony Visit
    Duration : 0.5 hr
    Distance : 1 km
    The viewing platform is an approximate 10-minute walk from the car park.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Continue south along the coast towards Franz Josef, stopping for an invigorating walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon. Spend 2 nights staying amongst verdant temperate rainforest.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Okarito Lagoon Walk
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Distance : 10 km
    Walk through the wetlands of Okarito Lagoon, bordered by forest and surrounded by nature. Enjoy spectacular views all the way up to the mountains on a clear day. Take the time to soak in the scenery – the walk is a short climb up to a viewpoint that includes a variety of landscapes on the path through the estuary out through the wetlands.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Distance : 220 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Optional Activities
  • Hiking
    There are many free hikes in the area but please note treks that start at locations that require a shuttle will require the cost of transport (typically $12 NZD).
  • Horseback Riding
    Hop in the saddle and explore Franz Josef’s amazing glacier landscape on horseback. Ride amid rainforests and mountain scenery, and enjoy fresh open air and natural beauty on this unforgettable trip.
  • Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk
    Enjoy spectacular views on a guided interpretive walk that follows a riverbed along the Franz Josef Glacier's retreat. At the end, you'll be rewarded with a great view of the glacier off in the distance.
  • Helicopter Hike
    Take a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter ride high up on Franz Josef Glacier. Hop out and trek on the white and blue ice. Cool!
  • Franz Josef Kayaking
    Explore the stunning Lake Mapourika by kayak. This lake was created as the Franz Josef glacier retreated 14,000 years ago, and the still water has created a natural mirror allowing you to soak in the incredible panoramic views.
Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Te Wahipounamu Visit
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Tour the mountainous wilderness of Te Wahipounamu, a true natural wonder. See for yourself the views that make New Zealand famous - jagged mountains, snowy peaks, and clear blue waters. Wander among fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes, and waterfalls, and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Don't forget your camera!
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 5.0 hr - 5.5 hr
    Distance : 290 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Hiking
  • Scenic Boat Cruise
  • Puzzling World Visit
    Challenge your perception of reality and experience the world-famous Great Maze, bizarre buildings and rooms of illusion.
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skydiving
Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world,” Queenstown.
Free day to maximize time for all the optional activities in the area. Opt for a jet boat outing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour. The options in this adventure capital are endless. Two nights are at a centrally-located hostel, which means you can make the most of your time here.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Distance : 130 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Shotover Jet Boating
    Jet boating is a typical New Zealand activity— go as fast you can in a boat over water. Hang on tight as you fly across the surface of the water. Shoot through narrow rocky gorges and dare to watch as the driver takes hairpin turns frighteningly close to the cliffs.
  • Bungee Jumping
    Adrenaline junkies will be happy with a stop at the world's original commercial bungee site (bungy in New Zealand!). Opt to take the plunge or simply observe where it all started from the comfort of solid ground. Shoot some amazing photos of those brave enough to dive into the abyss.
  • Skydiving
  • Paragliding
    Hang on! Get a birds-eye view of Queenstown on an exciting ride in the sky.
Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Included Activity
  • Routeburn Track Day Hike
    Distance : 13 km
    Head out for a day of hiking along the stunning Routeburn Track. Start on a gradual incline through a 130 million year old forest, with incredible views of snow capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams, and alpine meadows. After enjoying a picnic lunch, continue on the forgotten paths of the Maori while travelling along their old 'Greenstone' trails. With incredible scenery and historical significance, this hike is not one to miss!
Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
Optional Activities
  • Shotover Jet Boating
    Jet boating is a typical New Zealand activity— go as fast you can in a boat over water. Hang on tight as you fly across the surface of the water. Shoot through narrow rocky gorges and dare to watch as the driver takes hairpin turns frighteningly close to the cliffs.
  • Bungee Jumping
    Adrenaline junkies will be happy with a stop at the world's original commercial bungee site (bungy in New Zealand!). Opt to take the plunge or simply observe where it all started from the comfort of solid ground. Shoot some amazing photos of those brave enough to dive into the abyss.
  • Mountain Biking
    Hop on a bike and get familiar with some of the great trails in the area. There are routes for all levels of cyclist to enjoy so rent a and start exploring the hills.
  • Skydiving
  • Gondola Ride
    Take a ride up to the top of the mountain by cable car gondola. Get a spectacular 220º view of Coronet Peak, the Remarkables mountain range, and Lake Wakatipu below.
  • Canyon Swing
    Get your heart racing as you launch yourself from the world's highest canyon swing. Free fall for 60m before a 200m swing across Shotover Canyon. See you at the other side!
  • Shotover Canyon Swing/Shotover Canyon Fox
    The ultimate in adrenaline activities, this is the world’s highest cliff jump! Jump off a cliff and swing into a canyon on the 109m high Canyon Swing or the 182m high Canyon Fox. This is sure to get your heart pumping!
  • Vineyard Tour
    Visit vineyards in New Zealand's fastest growing wine region. Taste some of Queenstown's finest Pinot Noir, as well as Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Sample local cheeses and learn more about the grape varietals that flourish here. Pick up a few bottles to savour back home.
  • Scenic Horse Riding Tour
    Head out on a scenic horse ride and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Te Wahipounamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the southwest of New Zealand. Take in the breathtaking views on your journey of discovery through the magnificent Dart Valley - the backdrop for many famous film locations.
  • Ziptrek
Travel to the fiords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Te Anau for the night.
Included Activity
  • Milford Sound Cruise
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 2.5 hr
    Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat. Recharge your camera and be ready to shoot stunning photos of waterfalls, mountains stretching up to the sky and down to the sea and then search for dolphins and seals. This place is any artist's dream!
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Distance : 120 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Fiordland Cinema 'Ata Whenua'
    Discover the Fiorland Work Heritage Area during this 32-minute film. The remote region has jaw-dropping scenery – experience it through stunning cinematography and aerial shots.
Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.
Cycle the Rail Trail, a route created specially for mountain biking. Pass through scenery unspoiled by traffic and not visible from any roads.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Otago Rail Trail Cycling
    Duration : 5.0 hr - 6.0 hr
    Distance : 42 km
    Drive to one of the best starting points of the Historic Otago Rail Trail. Spend the better part of the day cycling through stunning scenery along 42km of the old rail trail. Cycle through scenery unspoiled by traffic and not visible from any roads.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.5 hr
    Distance : 315 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour
    Explore lesser-known paths around Christchurch on this walking tour of the city led by a member of Rekindle — a social enterprise where resourcefulness skills are shared among members to build self-confidence and create art out of under-valued materials. The hands-on, workshop-based environment keeps everyone engaged and helps to strengthen the community.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 7.0 hr
    Distance : 520 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.
Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoura.

A free afternoon can also be spent swimming with dolphins or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters frequent the area.

Hikers can opt to go on several day hikes in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Swimming With Dolphins
    Hop aboard a boat and head out to the open seas to search for wild dusky dolphins. Depending on conditions, most groups have 20-40 minutes of swim time with the dolphins.
  • Scenic Flight
    Take a 30-minute flight and set off to search for whales, dolphins, and other marine life. On land, you'll see Maori sites, Kaikoura town and New Zealand's southern fur seals.
  • Hiking
    Part of the Southern Alps range, the Kaikoura Mountains provide an excellent backdrop to the town's picturesque landscape. One of the most popular routes is the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway that starts at a seal colony and provides excellent sea and mountain views.
  • Sea Kayaking
Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Departure Day (Activities)
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Distance : 150 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Ferry
    Duration : 3.0 hr
    Distance : 92 km
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels/hostels (17 nts, some multi-share), lodges (2 nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share).
Meals
  • 16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
    Note: Allow USD430-560 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private vehicle, jet boat, kayak, bicycle, ferry, water taxi, walking.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch
  • Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua
  • Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
  • Your Discover Moment: Queenstown
  • Cycling through Karangahake Gorge
  • Traditional hangi dinner and marae greeting
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent)
  • Jet boating and kayaking along Whanganui River
  • Water taxi to Abel Tasman NP
  • Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman NP
  • Routeburn Track hiking excursion
  • Fiordland NP visit
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Cycling the Otago Rail Trail
  • 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 New Zealand Multisport 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 - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Auckland, New Zealand/ Wellington, New Zealand
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Payment

A deposit of 0 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 26 August 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The New Zealand Multisport 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 New Zealand Multisport 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.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : ActiveHiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.
  • 2. Service Level : BasicSimple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup 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.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand Multisport 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.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Hotels/hostels (17 nts, some multi-share), lodges (2 nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share).

  • Checklist

    Cold Weather:
    • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Warm hat
    • Warm layers

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Light Hiking:
    • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes
    • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended)

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: The weather in New Zealand varies depending on the season. Make sure to check the forecast for the time you will be visiting and pack weather appropriate clothing for your trip.

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 16, avg 12

  • Highlights

    Cycle through stunning Karangahake Gorge, visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area, hike the Tongariro Crossing and Routeburn Track, kayak along the Whanganui River, try exhilarating adventures in Queenstown, cycle the rail trail in Central Otago

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    Travelling to New Zealand? Don't worry, you won't have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from on each island, we'll make sure you make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD430-560 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Packing_note

    The weather in New Zealand varies depending on the season. Make sure to check the forecast for the time you will be visiting and pack weather appropriate clothing for your trip.

  • Start_finish

    Auckland to Wellington

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, jet boat, kayak, bicycle, ferry, water taxi, walking.

  • Whats_included

    Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch
    Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua
    Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
    Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Cycling through Karangahake Gorge. Traditional hangi dinner and marae greeting. Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent). Jet boating and kayaking along Whanganui River. Water taxi to Abel Tasman NP. Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman NP. Routeburn Track hiking excursion. Fiordland NP visit. Milford Sound cruise. Cycling the Otago Rail Trail. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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    Auckland
    - Auckland Sailing: America's Cup Experience (Pre Tour)

    Waiheke Island
    - Waiheke Island Excursion (45-130NZD per person)

    Rotorua
    - Hot Springs (30-50NZD per person)
    - Mountain Biking (35-130NZD per person)
    - Whitewater Rafting (89NZD per person)
    - Zorbing (35-50NZD per person)
    - Hells Gate Geothermal Park (35-90NZD per person)
    - Hobbiton Tour (112NZD per person)

    Franz Josef
    - Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk (79NZD per person)
    - Hiking (Free)
    - Horseback Riding (65-150NZD per person)
    - Helicopter Hike (459-539NZD per person)
    - Franz Josef Kayaking (99-129NZD per person)

    Wanaka
    - Puzzling World Visit (18-23 per person)
    - Hiking
    - Mountain Biking
    - Scenic Boat Cruise
    - Skydiving

    Queenstown
    - Shotover Jet Boating (149NZD per person)
    - Bungee Jumping (175-510NZD per person)
    - Skydiving (299-439NZD per person)
    - Paragliding (210NZD per person)
    - Mountain Biking (31.50-140.00NZD per person)
    - Gondola Ride (35-56NZD per person)
    - Vineyard Tour (185-230NZD per person)
    - Canyon Swing (205NZD per person)
    - Ziptrek (120-170NZD per person)
    - Scenic Horse Riding Tour (165-325NZD per person)
    - Shotover Canyon Swing/Shotover Canyon Fox (169-299NZD per person)

    Te Anau
    - Fiordland Cinema 'Ata Whenua' (10NZD per person)

    Kaikoura
    - Scenic Flight (135-180NZD per person)
    - Swimming With Dolphins (170NZD per person)
    - Hiking (Free)

    Kaikoura
    - Sea Kayaking (95NZD per person)

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