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14 Day - South to North Island Adventurer Tour (All inclusive)

Want to see & do it all? Starting in the adventure capital Queenstown, this tour covers the South Islands glaciers, mountain passes and pristine coasts before heading to the action-packed North Island. Adventure activities aplenty throughout the trip, with accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. From to Queenstown to Auckland and everything in between, this tour has New Zealand covered.

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  • What's included :
    • 13x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • Accommodation (13 nights)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Mahinapua
    • Entry/Admission - FROMM Winery
    • Entry/Admission - Wellington
    • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
    • Entry/Admission - The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Franz Josef Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Skydive Franz
    • Entry/Admission - Kahu Kayaks

  • Day 1: Queenstown arrival

    Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
    Arrival day into Queenstown – check into your accommodation, Nomads Queenstown. The adventure capital of the world has endless activities to keep you entertained. Try your hand at activities such as white water rafting, bungy jumping, skydiving, jet-boating or canyon swinging… if you dream it, it probably exists here in Queenstown. Speak to your Driver Guide who will be able to point you in the right direction.
    Duration: 1 day

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Nomads Queenstown or similar

    Day 2: Queenstown to Franz Josef

    Stop At: Thunder Creek Falls, Haast Pass-Makarora Rd Haast River, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
    An extremely tall and easy accessible 96 metre waterfall, Thunder Creek Falls is located in Mt Aspiring National Park along the Haast highway.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Matheson Walk, Lake Matheson Road, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    Lake Matheson is a small lake in South Westland, New Zealand, near the township of Fox Glacier. It is famous for its reflected views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman, and is a traditional mahinga kai for Māori people, the lake contains as well as being home to many water birds
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Rainforest Retreat or similar

    Day 3: Franz Josef free day

    Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
    After an exciting brief flight over rugged terrain, you will land on Franz Josef Glacier ready for a three hour guided hike. Your guide, with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations, will lead you through some of the most awe-inspiring glacier scenery Aotearoa (New Zealand) has to offer
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Skydive Franz, Rainforest Retreat Reception 46 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
    Skydive Franz & Fox has New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the biggest glaciers Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers immediately on the right and the wide blue ocean on the left. Skydive amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Rainforest Retreat or similar

    Day 4: Franz Josef to Christchurch

    Stop At: Lake Mahinapua, Hokitika New Zealand
    Get your hands on some unique NZ pounamu (greenstone) and have a go at carving your very own treasure to take home with you to remember your epic adventure in NZ
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arthur's Pass National Park, Arthur's Pass National Park, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Arthur’s Pass National Park is in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Its high mountains with large scree slopes, steep gorges and wide braided rivers straddle the main divide, and are the ‘back bone’ of the South Island. This drive will blow your mind
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: All Stars Inn or similar

    Day 5: Christchurch to Kaikoura

    Stop At: Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, 40 Fyffe Quay West End, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
    Check out the beautiful peninsula walkway finishing in south bay before making your way further south to the south island's most populated city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Dusky Lodge or similar

    Day 6: Kaikoura to Abel Tasman

    Stop At: Ohau Point Seal Colony, State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura New Zealand
    Check out one of NZ's most populated seal colonies on your way to the marine capital of NZ, Kaikoura.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: FROMM Winery, 15, Godfrey Road, Blenheim 7272 New Zealand
    Wine tour and tasting along with cheese platters in the heart of the Marlborough wine region
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: TBC

    Day 7: Abel Tasman free day

    Stop At: Kahu Kayaks, 11 Marahau Valley Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
    Kayaking the coast and walking along the best bit of the famous coastal track will see you taking in beaches, caves and tidal lagoons in this magical national park.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: TBC

    Day 8: Abel Tasman to Wellington

    Stop At: Wellington Ferry Terminal,District of Freedom#8573311~!#, 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Interislander ferry service is New Zealand's original Cook Strait ferry. Sailing between Wellington and Picton, the Interislander journey is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic experiences.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island
    We have an early start to journey over to Picton to board the Interislander ferry across to the North Island. Arriving in Wellington mid-afternoon your Driver Guide will take you on a tour of the city, you then have some free time to soak up the vibes in the cool capital before checking out the nightlife.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Nomads Wellington or similar

    Day 9: Wellington to River Valley

    Stop At: Taihape, Taihape, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
    Today we journey up the North Island to the ultimate adventure lodge - River Valley, situated amongst towering cliffs and bush-clad hills. River Valley Lodge offers grade five rafting on the Rangitikei River, scenic horse riding and an amazing dinner with homegrown produce. Spend the evening enjoying the delicious roast dinner and relaxing by the open fire.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: River Valley Lodge

    Day 10: River Valley to Taupo

    Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo Marina New Zealand
    At the heart of New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau sits the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo. This huge, shining expanse of water, moving between aquamarine blue and jade green, is crystal-clear to a depth of 13 metres. It is home to one of the best wild trout fisheries in the world, more than 30 species of water bird, several types of native fish and native koura (crayfish).Most days, the lake is beautifully calm, but its creation was one of the most spectacularly violent natural events in history. The gigantic Oruanui eruption, 27,000 years ago, shot volcanic debris 50km into the air, covered the North Island in a thick layer of volcanic ash, and created the caldera that is now the lake.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tiki Lodge or similar

    Day 11: Taupo to Rotorua

    Stop At: Huka Falls tracks, Huka Falls Road, Taupo New Zealand
    At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barreling over 11 meter high waterfall.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand
    The history and culture surrounding the Whakarewarewa Forest, the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, diverse range of exotic tree species, mix of native undergrowth, panoramic views, and proximity to lakes, thermal areas and the city centre have made The Redwoods & Whakarewarewa Forest one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets and one of the city’s greatest treasures.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
    This evening, experience the Tamaki Maori Village where you will be immersed in the traditions and cultural values of the Māori people. Participate in a pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony), learn about the history of the marae (village) and the Rotorua-area from a local Māori guide before feasting on some top kai (food) from the hāngi pit. Afterwards, gather around a blazing bonfire where you will enjoy Māori myths and legends before relaxing in a private forest spa pool and retiring for the night in a traditional carved whare moi (sleeping house).
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tamaki Maori Village

    Day 12: Rotorua to Waitomo

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
    We head off across rolling green farmland towards the King Country, home to New Zealand’s largest cave network; Waitomo. You’ll have a chance to check out the amazing caves and their famous glowworm residents, by joining a guided walking tour or by putting on a wetsuit and experiencing the incredible Black Water Rafting.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Stop At: The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo 3977, New Zealand
    Float down an underground river, slip into fast waters, jump off waterfalls and take in the magic of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave, on this 3-hour adventure.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Waitomo Homestead Cabins

    Day 13: Waitomo to Raglan

    Stop At: Bridal Veil Falls, Kawhia Road, Raglan New Zealand
    stop off for a walk to visit the very impressive 55m high Bridal Veil Falls.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Raglan, Raglan, Waikato Region, North Island
    Raglan is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline. Many people believe that Manu Bay on this coast has the longest, most accessible and consistent left-hand break in the world. This afternoon is your chance to try out the world-class surf or explore the awesome coastline.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: TBC

    Day 14: Raglan to Auckland

    Stop At: Raglan, Raglan, Waikato Region, North Island
    Perhaps an early morning surf as you’ll have a few hours to enjoy Raglan this morning before our journey to Auckland.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
    New Zealand’s biggest city has lots to offer and we arrive in the early afternoon so you can make the most of your time in the City of Sails. Tonight, join us for a taste of Auckland nightlife and celebrate the end of the tour.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Nomads Queenstown Hostel, 5/11 Church Street, South island, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    TMACS Backpackers, 118-122 Nelson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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