NZ Intro 17 Day

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
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  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 4
  • age requirement 17-39 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Queenstown, New Zealand
  • +7
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
  • Explore the worldfamous Waitomo glowworm caves by boat
  • Tour the real Hobbiton film set and locations featured in The Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies
  • Experience New Zealand’s incredible volcanic landscapes and thundering waterfalls
  • Experience authentic Maori culture with a traditional feast and performance
Start in Auckland and end in Queenstown, the "NZ Intro 17 Day" tour is a guided hot springs tour that takes 17 days. You will travel through Milford Sound, Taupo, Wanaka and 6 other destinations in New Zealand. "NZ Intro 17 Day" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From the volcanic landscapes of the North Island to the snow-capped mountains of the South, New Zealand is a magical land of wilderness and wonder. Planning on spending a gap year or working holiday in New Zealand? Our 17 day NZ Intro group tour and work & travel package is for you. As well as sorting all your life essentials and helping you find work in NZ, over 17 days we’ll show you the best of both islands, along with some off-the-beaten-path adventures. Explore the city of Auckland, wander the real Hobbiton film set, experience traditional Maori culture, soak in thermal hot springs and discover underground caves, then fly south to cruise misty fjords, go on incredible hikes, jet boat through breathtaking landscapes, and so much more. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing all this with an awesome group leader and a new crew of friends? There’s no better way to kick off your adventure in New Zealand!
5 - Excellent
Based on 137 reviews
  • Lily
  • On Dec 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Lily's review for another Intro Travel tour
“I had the most amazing 12 day in Bali!! Bali intro tour always provided a great way to get around, so we could experience all the coolest sights and best adventures, it also gave me the chance to meet other cool travellers on the tour and some pretty great locals too. Candice was an incredible group leader! She was welcoming to all of us and by the end of it. We all felt as if we had been friends foryears. She helped us with anything that we needed and made sure everyone was happy and enjoying their time in Bali.”
  • Matthew
  • On Nov 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Matthew's review for another Intro Travel tour
“This was my first tour that Ive ever done and it has automatically become my favourite experience Ive had. There isnt a single aspect of this tour I could fault and I would recommend it to everyone! Adele was our group leader and she was so helpful before the tour had even started and this continued during and after our tour finished. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the destinations and the tour as a whole. She was also really easy to talk to and she made it comfortable for every personality to fit it and have the best time whilst we were there. I will definitely be doing another INTRO tour soon and cant wait to have another amazing group leader!”
  • Julie
  • On Nov 27 2019
5 - Excellent
Julie's review for another Intro Travel tour
“We did the 21 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia. Our group leaders were Sam and Morgan, they were amazing! We initially were going to try and do it by ourselves, but soon realised we wouldnt see as much as we would with Intro! The best thing about travelling with Intro is how relaxed the tour is, they take care of everything and ensure youre going to have fun and just enjoy the ride. You instantly get a new group of friends that make travelling even more fun! Sam and Morgan were like our big brothers. Making sure everyone was included. Our most memorable memories were visiting Ha Long Bay, Paradise Island, Hoi An, the Floating Village and Angkor Wat temple. ( Though honestly its hard to pick!) I will be recommending this to everyone we meet whilst travelling and will definitely be back for another intro tour. Thank you ”
  • Day 1: Arrive and Meet your Group
  • Day 2: City Orientation & Work Essentials Set Up
  • Day 3: Glowworm Caves & Hobbiton
  • Day 4: Explore Rotorua
  • Day 5: Thermal Pools & Maori Culture
  • Day 6: Taupo & Sunset Sail
  • Day 7: Waterfalls & Hot Springs
  • Day 8: Chill Out In Auckland
  • Day 9: Fly to Queenstown
  • Day 10: Queenstown & Jet Boating
  • Day 11: Milford Sound Cruise
  • Day 12: Travel to Wanaka
  • Day 13: Discover Wanaka
  • Day 14: Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • Day 15: Lake Tekapo
  • Day 16: Work & Onward Travel Planning
  • Day 17: Check Out
  • 16 nights accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
  • Plus all transport
  • NZ Jobs membership unlimited job finding assistance
  • Experienced group leader
  • Airport pickup
  • Auckland city orientation
  • Waitomo glowworm caves boat tour
  • Hobbiton film set tour
  • Kerosene creek
  • Wai-O-Tapu thermal pools
  • Kuirau geothermal park
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Lake Taupo sunset sailing
  • Huka Falls
  • Hot springs
  • Queenstown city tour
  • Canyon jet boating
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Lord of the Rings tour
  • Hike Mount Iron
  • Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park
  • Hot springs star gazing experience
  • NZ bank account
  • IRD number
  • SIM card
  • 24/7 support in New Zealand
  • Help with all onward travel after NZ Intro.
  • Flights
  • travel insurance
  • visas
  • some meals
Why Book with Bookmundi
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this NZ Intro 17 Day tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

NZ Intro 17 Day 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.


For this NZ Intro 17 Day 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Groups size for Intro Travel tours are capped at 16 due to COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Enhanced cleanliness and hygiene safety measures will be ensured in our accommodations and during transport.
  • This tour package follows COVID-19 protocols which are in line with the recommendations from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travel’ guidelines.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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