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New Zealand Nature Tour

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36578
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 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 Christchurch, New Zealand
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Mount Cook
  • Wanaka
  • Tongariro National Park
The New Zealand Nature Tour tour starts in Auckland and ends in Christchurch. The New Zealand Nature Tour is a hiking tour that takes 20 days taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through other destinations in New Zealand.

This small group German-speaking tour showcases the best of New Zealand’s nature: discover flora and fauna, native bird life, rainforests, geysers, lonely mountain roads, river valleys, glaciers, and wild coasts as you travel from Auckland to Christchurch (or reverse) over three weeks.

This premium nature tour features a number of superb hikes, including the well-known Tongariro Crossing; plus the opportunity to get up close to the New Zealand wildlife including endangered birds on Kapiti Island Nature Reserve; fur seals in their natural habitat at Cape Foulwind; and an overnight cruise through the incredible Doubtful Sounds (known as the 'Sound of Silence), a hidden gem compared to the more famous Milford Sounds, and home to one of the southernmost populations the bottlenose dolphins.

With an experienced German-speaking tour guide you will travel in a comfortable minibus, with a maximum of 9 guests. Choose from a selection of guaranteed departure dates
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 Auckland
  • Day 2 Auckland to Rotorua
  • Day 3 Rotorua to Tongariro National Park
  • Day 4 Tongariro National Park
  • Day 5 Tongariro National Park to Kapiti Coast
  • Day 6 Kapiti Coast to Wellington
  • Day 7 Wellington
  • Day 8 Wellington to Nelson
  • Day 9 Nelson
  • Day 10 Nelson to Hokitika
  • Day 11 Hokitika to Fox Glacier
  • Day 12 Fox Glacier to Wanaka
  • Day 13 Wanaka
  • Day 14 Wanaka to Te Anau
  • Day 15 Te Anau to Doubtful Sound
  • Day 16 Doubtful Sound to Dunedin
  • Day 17 Dunedin to Mount Cook
  • Day 18 Mount Cook
  • Day 19 Mount Cook to Christchurch
  • Day 20 Christchurch
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Included transport, accommodation and meals:
  • - 18 nights in mid-range hotels and motels
Meals
  • - 19 x breakfasts (B), 3 x light lunches (L) and 6 x dinners (D)
  • - Dinner with a New Zealand family
Transport
  • - Airport transfers in Auckland and Christchurch
  • - Minibus from Auckland to Christchurch with an experienced German-speaking naturalist driver/guide
  • - Ferry crossing from the North to the South Island
Guide
  • - Guided evening tour in Zealandia Ecosanctuary
Others
  • - 1 night on a boat cruise in Doubtful Sound
  • Included activities and experiences:
  • - A cultural 4WD tour with insights into the life, land and heritage of the Ngāti-Pikiao in the Rotorua area
  • - Visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • - Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike
  • - Excursion to Kapiti Island
  • - Catamaran trip in Abel Tasman National Park followed by a hike
  • - Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
  • - Monarch Wildlife Cruise with observation of royal albatrosses
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Auckland and from Christchurch 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 New Zealand Nature Tour tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand Nature Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 18 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 November 2022, a deposit of 57 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 44 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand Nature Tour 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 Nature Tour 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guests are requested to follow the hygiene guidelines from WHO including the regular washing of hands. Hand sanitiser will also be readily available on tour
  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
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