It dosen’t look so big on the map, but New Zealand is positively massive once you’re there in person. This comprehensive 24-day trip—our longest in this part of the world—delivers the most immersive NZ experience possible. Get close to the land by exploring volcanoes, national parks, sustainable farms, and meet the water up-close on expert-led kayak excursions and during surf lessons. Best of all, you’ll get to explore the magnificent Bay of Islands, home to some of the world’s top fishing. 24 days? You’ll wish it was longer.
Snorkelling, kayaking and hiking (Bay of Islands). Visit to a conservation farm (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Surf lesson (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Tongariro Alpine Crossing (seasonal). Te Papa Museum (Wellington). Abel Tasman National Park. Visit to a seal colony. Walks in Franz Josef National Park. Sea kayaking into Doubtful Sound. Mountain biking excursion (Central Otago). Orientation walks in Wellington and Christchurch.
23 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 11 dinners. (Allow NZD400-500 for meals not included.)
Hostels (10 nts), basic hotels (4 nts), houseboat (1 nt), basic lodges (7 nts), floating boat hostel (1 nt in summer, cabin in winter months). Most nights are multi-share.
Private bus, kayak, boat, ferry
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 20, avg 16