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New Zealand North Island Explorer Southbound

Starts: Auckland, New Zealand
Finishes: Christchurch, New Zealand

Visit: Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua , Rotorua, Taupo – Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ruapehu, Wellington, Nelson, Kaikoura, Christchurch

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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Discover New Zealand’s North Island – with a taste of the South – on this 12-day adventure from Auckland to Christchurch. Ease into it with a few days soaking up the beauty of the Bay of Islands, then learn ancient Maori traditions and witness geothermal marvels in Rotorua. Choose whether to tackle the epic Tongariro Alpine Crossing and visit the cultural capital of Wellington. Explore sunny Nelson and the beachfront bush of Abel Tasman National Park and cap it off with time in Kaikoura, where the shores are filled with seals. Discover incredible landscapes and Maori culture of Te Ika-a-Maui (the Maori term for the North Island) with plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.

Highlights

    • Be welcomed to Whakarewarewa by the Maori people who have lived there for over 700 years and wonder at the area’s steaming Te Puia geysers, bubbling mud pits and lakes.
    • Feel the rush of Huka Falls, where a 100-metre-wide river is forced through a narrow volcanic chamber, causing a torrent of incredible speed.
    • Explore the Abel Tasman National Park independently or on an optional tour, hiking through thick native forest and emerging on deserted sandy beaches.
    • Choose to join the group for a full-day trek over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, hiking past aqua coloured lakes, craters and volcanos.
    • Cruise in between green islands Marlborough Sounds, where the hilly islands were once towering mountains and the channels were once dry valleys.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 142499
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Ferry,Van
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Auckland, New Zealand
Finishes: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 12 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (3), Dinner (2)
Accommodation: Lodge (11 nts)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,569 ($214/day)

Deposit:

$400 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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New Zealand Auckland, Bay Of Islands, Rotorua, Taupo – Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ruapehu, Wellington, Nelson, Kaikoura, Christchurch
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Laura C.  

I love travelling with them . Though the destinations are different the style of travel is predictable and comfortable - 12 -15 people, adequate lodging close to activities, knowledgeable and organized trip leaders who know my time is valuable, and an itinerary that hits the highlights that time allows.

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Tom C.  

This trip was a great way to really experience the wonders of New Zealand. In 22 days, we got to see this beautifulcountry from top to bottom.

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Jayoung P.  

Always satisfactory for program and arrangement. Have to go different destination for future.

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Jennifer S.  

See New Zealand! The most beautiful country I've ever visited!

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Mary Tyler K.  

Going with them means you will be active, do activities you never imagined doing, put up with fairly basic accommodations, have a knowledgeable tour leader, laugh often, and make many new friends. You will also come home feeling you have genuinely seen another part of the world.

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Thomas M.  

Great experience! A wonderful way to see all of New Zealand, with tons of options by activity level at each stop. Definitely recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors and wants an introduction to an amazing place.

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Joanna W.  

That you contract with outside agencies (trek tracks) and I did not read about this in the trip notes.

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Michael N.  

I enjoyed the trip. It was a great way to have a quick look around New Zealand and to plan further visits to the places you liked the best. As well as great scenery the food was also very good especially the coffee, cakes, ice cream and fish/chips.

Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company. Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning. On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:Integrity – Doing the right thingResponsible – Think global, act localGrowth – Stakeholders in our own successInnovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing changeFun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we doPassion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer

In Business Since 1988

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http://www.intrepidtravel.com

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