Best of New Zealand
Compared with their enormous neighbour to the left, the islands of New Zealand don’t look especially big on the map, but don’t let their small stature deceive you. There is much to do here, be it biking to old gold mining sites, cruising remote fjords, or taking in some of the world’s most breathtaking views. But if you’re short on travel dollars, fear not; this trip squeezes in the very best of both the North and South Islands into an affordable, action-packed 21-day itinerary that moves swiftly without ever seeming rushed.
Learn about Maori culture, surf some waves, get an adrenaline rush in Rotorua and Queenstown, discover Abel Tasman National Park by foot, cycle a historic rail trail
Hostels (11 nts), basic hotel (3 nts), basic lodges (6 nts). Most nights are multi-share.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Group Size Notes
Max 20, avg 16
20 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Hands-On: Surf Lessons, Raglan
Big Night Out: Wellington. Conservation farm visit (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Visit to a seal colony. Walks in Franz Josef and Abel Tasman National Parks. Fiordland NP visit. Milford Sound nature cruise. Mountain biking excursion (Central Otago). Orientation walks in Wellington and Christchurch. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park/Westport
Te Anau/Central Otago