This 17-day small group adventure tour is guaranteed to take you further off the beaten track around New Zealand. Departing from Auckland you will visit Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula, Raglan and its famous black sand beaches. Stop at the spectacular Waitomo Caves and don't miss world-famous Hobbiton. Get adventurous in Rotorua before heading to Blue Duck Station, a farm with an inspiring conservation mission. You'll visit Lake Aniwhenua to learn more about Maori culture. You’ll get the chance to hike the Tongariro National Park before paying a visit to the capital city of Wellington. Then onto the South Island to see Abel Tasman's golden beaches, hike glaciers in Franz Josef and enjoy an overnight cruise through Doubtful Sound. Marvel at the landscapes in Mt Cook and release your inner adrenaline junkie in Queenstown.
Auckland to Hahei
Visit one of New Zealand's favourite holiday destinations and discover Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach (where you can dig your own spa in the sand).
Hahei to Rotorua
For Lord of the Ring fans, you have the option to visit Hobbiton (own expense) before an evening visit to Tamaki Maori Village for traditional performance and meal.
Full day in Rotorua
Explore an area known for it's Maori heritage, adventure activities and geothermal wonders.
Rotorua to National Park
Hike the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing (19km) traversing a volcanic plateau via the Emerald Lakes.
Blue Duck Station to National Park
Spend time on this high country station and learn about its strong sustainability and conservation projects. Buckle in for an educational and scenic 4WD Bush safari over the wild country side.
Blue Duck to Wellington
Option to tour the Weta Workshop or spend your time at Te Papa National Museum
Wellington to Abel Tasman
Travel across the wild Cook Strait via the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. On route to Abel Tasman, stop via a cellar door to sample some of the regions wines.
Full day in Abel Tasman
Explore one of New Zealand's most iconic coastal national parks. Walk the tracks along golden sand beaches or join optional activities like sailing or or sea kayaking.
Abel Tasman to Franz Josef
Drive along the West Coast of NZ to Franz Josef
Full day in Franz Josef
Option to do the Glacier Heli Hike or enjoy the local walks in the area.
Franz Josef to Makarora
Visit the stunning blue pools
Makarora to Doubtful Sound
Overnight cruise to the Double Sound - go sea kayaking, see and learn about the penguins, seals and dolphins.
Doubtful Sound to Queenstown
Leave the Fjordlands behind and head for the adventure capital of New Zealand in beautiful Queenstown.
2x Full days in Queenstown
Plenty of options here to bungy jump, skydive, go river jet boating, zipline or hike the mountains.
Queenstown to Mt Cook
Stop for a scenic bike ride around Lake Wanaka before continuing to the majestic Mt Cook National Park, home to New Zealand's tallest mountain.
Mt Cook to Christchurch
Stroll around the mesmerising aqua blue Lake Tekapo. You have the option to join an adrenaline fuelled white water rafting adventure (own expense) before the tour ends in Christchurch.