New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Be welcomed to Whakarewarewa by the Maori people who have lived there for over 700 years and wonder at the area’s steaming Te Puia geysers, bubbling mud pits and lakes.
  • Feel the rush of Huka Falls, where a 100metrewide river is forced through a narrow volcanic chamber, causing a torrent of incredible speed.
  • Explore the Abel Tasman National Park independently or on an optional tour, hiking through thick native forest and emerging on deserted sandy beaches.
  • Choose to join the group for a fullday trek over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, hiking past aqua coloured lakes, craters and volcanos.
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch, the tour New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound is a guided explorer tour that takes 12 days. You will travel through Waitomo, Mount Ruapehu National Park., Rotorua and 6 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover New Zealand’s North Island – with a taste of the South – on this 12-day adventure from Auckland to Christchurch. Ease into it with a few days soaking up the beauty of the Bay of Islands, then learn ancient Maori traditions and witness geothermal marvels in Rotorua. Choose whether to tackle the epic Tongariro Alpine Crossing and visit the cultural capital of Wellington. Explore sunny Nelson and the beachfront bush of Abel Tasman National Park and cap it off with time in Kaikoura, where the shores are filled with seals. Discover incredible landscapes and Maori culture of Te Ika-a-Maui (the Maori term for the North Island) with plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Auckland
  • Day 2: Bay of Islands
  • Day 3: Bay of Islands
  • Day 4: Bay of Islands – Rotorua
  • Day 5: Rotorua
  • Day 6: Taupo – Mt Ruapehu
  • Day 7: Mt Ruapehu
  • Day 8: Wellington
  • Day 9: Nelson
  • Day 10: Nelson
  • Day 11: Kaikoura
  • Day 12: Christchurch
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Accommodation
  • Lodge (11 nights)
Meals
  • 5 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner
Transport
  • Ferry , Van
Included Activities
  • lunchtime harbour cruise
  • Rotorua - Te Puia Maori Art & Cultural Centre
  • Rainbow Springs
  • Wellington - Te Papa Museum
  • Scenic Cruise via Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Kaikoura Seal Colony
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 North Island Explorer Southbound tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 14 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound 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 North Island Explorer Southbound 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 New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.
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