New Zealand Uncovered

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  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-36576
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore rare bird species at Zealandia
  • Discover Hobbiton
  • An Unmissable Māori Cultural Experience and Hāngi
The "New Zealand Uncovered" tour starts in Auckland and ends in Christchurch. It is an explorer trip that takes 20 days taking you through Queenstown, Tongariro National Park, Auckland and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. "New Zealand Uncovered" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Created for travellers in their mid-thirties and upwards, on this New Zealand tour you will discover New Zealand’s unmissable highlights in just under three weeks: geothermal wonders, other-wordly glaciers, sublime beaches, lush forests, lofty mountains, secluded swimming spots, UNESCO World Heritage Areas, flora, fauna, heritage and culture.

This 20 day New Zealand Tour includes special activities such as one of the world’s most scenic train journeys, boat cruise on Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island nature reserve, a fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set, a traditional Māori meal, a tour of Zealandia Nature Reserve in Wellington and a walk amidst towering – and magically lit – treetops. You can also choose to select some tour add-ons such as hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, kayaking to a natural hot pool, climbing a glacier, visiting an off-shore eco-sanctuary, or flying over snow-capped mountains!

You’ll have the chance to swim, kayak, hike a glacier, skydive, see kiwis, relax in hot pools, roll down a hill in a giant ball, eat and drink like a local, and more! This is your trip, and it’s designed to be flexible. The choice is yours – pick the activities that appeal to you.

We'll fill your days with the best things to see and do in the North Island and the South Island and also give you a great insight into New Zealand life and culture. At the end of the day, you can relax in comfortable 3–4 star accommodation to ensure you have a great night’s sleep ready for the following day’s activities.

On this tour you’ll encounter an array of landscapes: lush, green rolling hills; beautiful golden sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls, geothermal valleys filled with bubbling mud and sulphuric lakes, magnificent mountains, icy glaciers, jurassic rainforests, cosy laid-back surf towns and vibrant cities. Prepare your camera and get ready to make some magical memories!

As our tours are made up of a combination of tours, the composition of your group may change throughout your tour (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch are the hubs where the group may change).
ITINERARY Expand All
Select Tour Version:
  • Day 1 Christchurch
  • Day 2 Christchurch to Ohau
  • Day 3 Ohau to Queenstown
  • Day 4 Queenstown
  • Day 5 Queenstown to Wanaka
  • Day 6 Wanaka
  • Day 7 Wanaka to Franz Josef
  • Day 8 Franz Josef
  • Day 9 Franz Josef to Christchurch
  • Day 10 Christchurch to Kaikōura
  • Day 11 Kaikōura to Wellington
  • Day 12 Wellington
  • Day 13 Wellington to Taupō
  • Day 14 Taupō
  • Day 15 Taupō to Rotorua (via Matamata)
  • Day 16 Rotorua
  • Day 17 Rotorua to Raglan (via Waitomo)
  • Day 18 Raglan to Coromandel
  • Day 19 Coromandel to Auckland
  • Day 20 Auckland
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Feast on daily hearty breakfasts and 4 dinners, including a traditional Māori hāngī cooked in an underground oven.
Accommodation
  • Stay each night in twin-share 3–4 star accommodation: a mix of hotels, motels, lodges, and rainforest retreats.
  • 19 nights in twin-share 3–4 star accommodation: a mix of hotels, lodges and rainforest retreats.
Transport
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned bus transport
  • Ride one of the most scenic ferry journeys in the world, over the Cook Strait.
Guide
  • Passionate and knowledgeable local Kiwi guide
  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set.
Others
  • Orientation tour of each and every location
  • Small groups of maximum 16 people
  • Experiences to teach you about our unique Māori culture
  • Walk a stunning coastal track to Cathedral Cove (as seen in the Chronicles of Narnia movies).
  • Take in the stunning Southern Alps and the vast Canterbury Plains aboard the TranzAlpine, New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey.
  • Watch a Māori cultural performance and check out a geothermal valley of bubbling mud pools including the famous Pōhutu Geyser in Rotorua.
  • See endangered kiwi birds up close and personal.
  • Soak up a sunset boat cruise in the West Coast surf town of Raglan – the fish and chips are on us!
  • Brave the Redwoods Treewalk, crossing 23 raised suspension bridges.
  • Hike through the forested gorge of Ruakuri (45 minutes) – bring your camera for this one.
  • Discover rare animal species tour of Zealandia Nature Reserve in Wellington.
  • Taste some of the world’s best sauvignon blanc at a Marlborough wine tasting.
  • Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Wanaka to the remote Mou Waho Island nature reserve.
  • Carve your own pounamu (jade) pendant in Franz Josef.
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 Uncovered tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 03 2019
5 - Excellent
Haka Plus was amazing.
The tour operator was amazing. I fell in love with New Zealand. Simon was great guide and the small tour group made it even better as we all became close friends. I would highly recommend the tour operator to all my friends and... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand Uncovered tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 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.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 July 2024, a deposit of 61 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand Uncovered tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this New Zealand Uncovered 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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