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Highlights of New Zealand
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New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand

Get ready for a binge of bustling cities, adrenaline adventures, fiery geysers, immense glaciers and friendly locals.
Join us on a journey through a strange and fantastical land, where constellations of blue-green glow worms twinkle like stars in dark caves, and the wildlife is as bizarre as it’s possible to be; a landscape of velvety-green mountains and silver waterfalls; and meet fierce warriors and friendly Kiwis along the way.

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  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,804
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    G Adventures
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Discover the wonders of Rotorua
Highlight #1
Discover the wonders of Rotorua
Explore New Zealand's most active volcanic sites studded with naturally-heated pools, angry geysers and rainbow-coloured lakes.
Auckland: volcanoes & vineyards
Highlight #2
Auckland: volcanoes & vineyards
New Zealand’s largest city is famous for its harbours, volcanic islands, vineyards, and vibrant multiculturalism. Oh, and did we mention The Lord Of The Rings was filmed here?
Queenstown: the ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand
Highlight #3
Queenstown: the ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand
The ultimate adventure destination! From parasailing to hiking, bungy jumping to skiing, you’ll find plenty of adventures at every twist and turn.
Wellington: New Zealand's capital 
Highlight #4
Wellington: New Zealand's capital 
The city boasts a harbour filled with white-sailed boats, lively waterfront, lots of ‘Lord Of The Ring’s filming locations, and vibrant city life
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Auckland

Arrive at any time.

  Hotel:  None

Auckland/Hahei

Depart early for the stunning Coromandel Peninsula. Take a walk to Cathedral Cove or opt out in favour of sea kayaking. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig a natural jacuzzi in the sand on Hot Water Beach.

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Rotorua/Maori Village

Visit Rotorua and opt to check out the geothermal area or go whitewater rafting. Later, enjoy a cultural overnight in a Maori village featuring a traditional hangi dinner and show.

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Rotorua/Wellington

Take in the ever-changing scenery of the North Island and travel to the capital, Wellington.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Wellington

Enjoy the atmosphere in this relaxed but lively city. After an orientation walk, enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to visit the Te Papa Museum or take the cable car up to the botanical gardens.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Wellington/Kaikoura

Board a ferry to the South Island, then travel to the seaside town of Kaikoura, known for its diverse marine life.

  Hotel:  None

Kaikoura/Hanmer Springs

Opt to swim with dolphins or go whale watching during a free morning in Kaikoura before travelling to Hanmer Springs, stopping en route for a wine tasting at a local winery. Opt to take a soak in the hot springs.

  Hotel:  None

Hanmer Springs/Franz Josef

Take in the stunning scenery while travelling across the Southern Alps to the rugged and remote West Coast, before staying in the rainforest near the world's fastest moving glacier.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Franz Josef

Enjoy a free day to explore the area around Franz Josef. Opt to explore the glacier with a heli hike.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Franz Josef/Queenstown

Continue to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. With beautiful scenery and tons of activities, there's something for everyone. Enjoy the great night life.

  Hotel:  None

Queenstown

With free time here, opt to go bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), skydiving, paragliding, hiking or mountain biking. Or take it a little slower and travel by gondola to the top of a local peak.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Queenstown

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Doubtful Sound on a day cruise. Take in the waterfalls and wildlife, then return to Queenstown for the night.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  None

Queenstown/Twizel

Head through the centre of the South Island to Twizel, near New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook. Visit Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park and spend the afternoon hiking the region, taking in the alpine scenery. Learn more about mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary at the Visitor's Centre.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Twizel/Christchurch

Continue on to Christchurch and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy one final night together with the group.

  Hotel:  None

Christchurch

Depart at any time.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Wellness Moment: Hot Water Beach Excursion, Hahei Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown

  Coromandel Peninsula visit

  Cathedral Cove visit

  Orientation walk in Wellington

  Wine tasting

  Fiordland National Park visit

  Doubtful Sound day cruise

  Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park visit with hiking opportunity (weather permitting)

  Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park Visitor's Centre visit

  Free time in Rotorua, Wellington, Franz Josef, and Queenstown

  All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

  Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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