New Zealand Explorer

New Zealand

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Tour length 19 days

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About this tour

Discover a little magic at the other side of the world on our packed tour of New Zealand. From sailing mist-shrouded fjords to hiking glacial valleys, spotting wildlife on the country's rugged coast to stepping inside Hobbiton, the land of giants has jaw-dropping scenery at every turn. Rub shoulders with locals, getting to the heart of Maori heritage and culture, sipping tipples at vineyards and walking the streets of the cosmopolitan capital, as you soak up the laidback charm of this bucket-list destination. Sail Doubtful Sound - Cruise through the towering fjords of this UNESCO Heritage Site, one of the most breathtaking sites in New Zealand. Explore Abel Tasman - Discover the sparkling blue waters and golden coastline of this stunning national park, by boat and on foot. Relax in Hawke's Bay - Sample authentic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the world-famous wine-making region.
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General information

Tour ID 31880
Tour length 19 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 16 - 85

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Starting point

Copthorne Hotel, 150 Anzac Ave, Auckland, Auckland Region 1010, New Zealand
Hotel Reception
18:00 - 18:00

End point

Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Heartland hotel Cotswold Reception
09:00 - 09:30

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Day 1: Join trip in Auckland
Day 2: Explore Auckland, visit Hobbiton and drive to the Bay of Plenty
Day 3: Maori cultural experience with modern hangi lunch
Day 4: Visit Lake Taupo en route to Napier, Hawke’s Bay vineyard wine-tasting
Day 5: Art deco tour of Napier
Day 6: Free time in Napier, drive to Wellington
Day 7: Free day to explore the capital
Day 8: Ferry across the Cook Strait to Picton, drive to Nelson
Day 9: Explore the Abel Tasman National Park by boat and on foot
Day 10: Scenic drive on the Great Coast Road to Hokitika
Day 11: Visit Franz Josef Glacier en route to Fox Glacier
Day 12: Explore Fox Glacier then travel to Wanaka
Day 13: Free day in Wanaka
Day 14: Visit Queenstown and see glowworms en route to Te Anau
Day 15: Take a cruise on the magnificent Doubtful Sound
Day 16: Drive to Dunedin, afternoon wildlife cruise to see albatross
Day 17: Drive to Mackenzie Country via the Moeraki Boulders
Day 18: Drive to Christchurch
Day 19: Trip ends in Christchurch

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