New Zealand Explorer

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 8-95 yrs
  • max group size 6
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39153
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Queenstown, New Zealand
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discover the past and present volcanic activity of Auckland, situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire
  • Head on a fascinating tour of the Waitomo Caves, famous for their glowworm-illuminated waters
  • Visit Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland known for its stunning glaciers and hot springs
  • Marvel over the breathtaking views of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand
  • Bask in the beauty of the Mount Cook and surroundings, the tallest peak in the country
  • Explore Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of New Zealand filled with outdoor activities
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Starting in Auckland and ending in Queenstown, the "New Zealand Explorer" tour is a guided adventure trip that takes 9 days. You will travel through Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand. "New Zealand Explorer" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

This ultra-small group tour of New Zealand will show you some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world! You will discover fascinating rainforests, magnificent mountains, powerful waterfalls, stunning glaciers and more on this magical journey. Begin your tour in Auckland, the cultural capital of New Zealand packed with diverse neighborhoods and historical landmarks. Drive over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and take in the magnificent views of the Hauraki Gulf and the city skyline. Visit The Domain, the oldest park in Auckland and one of the largest in the city! Head on a tour of the Waitomo Caves as you travel through the beautiful farmland regions and embark on a scenic boat ride on the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms. Explore Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland where you will discover magnificent glaciers, natural hot springs, and mud pools. Catch a flight to Christchurch and discover Mount Cook, the tallest mountain peak in New Zealand with a height of 3,724 meters. Visit Lake Tekapo, a breathtaking glacier-fed Lake where you will discover extraordinary views of the Southern Alps. From there you will drive to Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of New Zealand known for its wide range of outdoor activities including ziplining, bungee jumping, paragliding, and skydiving. Your tour of New Zealand will end in this fascinating city, and you will head home filled with unforgettable memories!
  • Day 1: Auckland (arrival)
  • Day 2: Auckland
  • Day 3: Auckland – Rotorua - Auckland
  • Day 4: Auckland – Christchurch
  • Day 5: Christchurch
  • Day 6: Christchurch – Queenstown
  • Day 7: Queenstown
  • Day 8: Queenstown
  • Day 9: Queenstown –
  • 08 nights’ accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • All Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All Transportation in AC modern vehicles
  • Domestic flight: Auckland - Christchurch
  • Services of English-speaking guide during the tours
  • All sightseeing as per the detailed itinerary
  • All applicable taxes
  • All entrance fees as per the detailed itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature, tips, and gratuities
  • Visa fees, if applicable
  • Items not mentioned as included
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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.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this New Zealand Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 78 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 77 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 09 October 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 October 2024, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 77 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

New Zealand Explorer 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.


For this New Zealand Explorer 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.

  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.
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