Stray New Zealand: Tui

If you want to visit both islands and get a real New Zealand experience, but you don’t need to return to Auckland, the North to South will take you from Auckland to Christchurch on the most epic route possible! You’ll bounce between iconic destinations, stunning remote spots and places you’ll never forget.

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$2,590

NZD

Duration

21 days

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 20 nights
    • Fun and knowledgeable Stray Guide
    • Access to 'off the beaten track' destinations and national parks
    • Transport on modern, comfortable air-conditioned coach
    • A wide selection of free and optional activities
    • 20 Nights Accommodation
    • Entry/Admission - Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours
    What's excluded :
    • Optional activities
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing

  • Day 1: Auckland to Hahei

    Stop At: Ocean Beach Road, Hot Water Beach New Zealand
    Depart Auckland for two nights at pristine Hahei beach on the Coromandel Peninsula, renowned for its natural beauty. From here you can hike to world-famous Cathedral Cove, visit Hot Water Beach to dig your own spa bath in the sand, or opt to take a guided boat or kayak tour.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hahei Holiday Resort

    Day 2: Non Travel Day Hahei

    Stop At: Cathedral Cove Walk, 65 Grange Rd S, Hahei 3591 New Zealand
    Today is yours to explore this beach paradise at your own pace!
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hahei Holiday Resort

    Day 3: Hahei to Rotorua

    Stop At: Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
    We’ll check out a few local attractions as we drive towards Rotorua. Upon arrival in the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore Rotorua’s sights or opt for white water rafting!
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: YHA Rotorua

    Day 4: Free Day in Rotorua

    Stop At: Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
    Discover an area rich in Maori heritage, adventure activities and bubbling geothermal wonders. There is plenty to do here: go ziplining through native bush or zorbing, visit Hobbiton, Wai-o-tapu geothermal park, or take a truly unique guided jet boat adventure to bathe in a hot waterfall.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: YHA Rotorua

    Day 5: Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua

    Stop At: Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours, 3836 Galatea Road, Galatea 3079, New Zealand
    Squeeze in one final Rotorua activity in the morning before we venture well off the beaten track to Lake Aniwhenua, a special immersive cultural experience you won’t find anywhere else.

    See more: Meet a respected Maori Guide and view NZ’s oldest Maori rock carvings at a sacred archaeological site. Learn about Maori traditions, local history and enjoy a sumptuous feast of ‘Hangi’, cooked underground!

    Do more: Leftover Hangi is packaged and delivered to community members in need. Sometimes it is donated to elderly people in the area or during the school term donations go to the children at the local school. Meet the children and participate in an inspirational program aimed at driving cross-cultural education in an otherwise isolated part of NZ.

    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Traditional Hangi Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kohutapu Lodge lakeside accommodation

    Day 6: Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station (via Taupo)

    Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo Marina New Zealand
    See the mighty Huka Falls and take your chance to skydive over Lake Taupo.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Whakahoro, Retaruke 3990, New Zealand
    Journey to one of the most remote parts of the North Island for a two-night stop in an unforgettable location. Blue Duck Station is a working high-country farm as well as an environmental conservation leader.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Blue Duck Lodge

    Day 7: Free Day in Blue Duck Station

    Stop At: Whakahoro, Retaruke 3990, New Zealand
    Today is yours to explore this high country farm. Jump on a 4WD adventure tour to learn about the station’s interesting settlement history and current conservation efforts. Don your cowboy hat for a guided horse trek or kayak on the river through bush clad valleys and lush green hills.

    See more: See the three peaks of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Tongariro, and Mount Ngauruhoe from ‘The Top of the World’, the highest point of the station.

    Do more: Assist with the farm’s pest control efforts by going on a guided hunt and bring back dinner!

    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Blue Duck Lodge

    Day 8: Blue Duck Station to Raetihi (via Tongariro)

    Stop At: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Off State Highway 48 Mangatepopo Valley, Whakapapa Village, Tongariro National Park New Zealand
    Tick off a true NZ highlight by hiking the epic Tongariro Alpine Crossing, considered one of the world’s top one-day walks. Traverse volcanic peaks (including the real ‘Mt Doom’), see craters and turquoise lakes that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Recover from your hike in a cozy historic lodge in Raetihi, with friendly farm animals, a pamper room and spa bath with mountain views.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Historic restored Lodge

    Day 9: Raetihi to Wellington

    Stop At: Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Travel to the lively capital city, home to New Zealand’s parliament and the iconic Beehive building, as well as a thriving arts, craft beer and café culture scene and Te Papa National Museum.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Nomads Wellington

    Day 10: Wellington to Marahau (Abel Tasman)

    Stop At: Marahau, Marahau, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
    Cruise across the Cook Strait and through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Next stop: two nights in Marahau, right on the edge of the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Barn, waterfront accommodation

    Day 11: Free Day in Marahau

    Stop At: Abel Tasman Coast Track, Harvey Road, Marahau, Abel Tasman National Park 7010 New Zealand
    Spend a full day exploring this stunning coastal region on foot, by sea or from the air. Hike, kayak, sail or take a water taxi to get a taste of the park’s natural golden sand beaches and brilliant blue waters.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Barn, waterfront accommodation

    Day 12: Marahau to Franz Josef

    Stop At: Franz Josef, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast Region, South Island
    A breathtakingly scenic drive down the ‘wild’ West Coast takes us along untamed coastline. Stop to visit the naturally formed Pancake Rocks and blowholes and historic mining towns, before arriving in Franz Josef, a quaint alpine town, home to the Franz Josef Glacier!
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Rainforest Retreat

    Day 13: Free Day in Franz Josef

    Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
    Enjoy a free day to explore the glacier.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Rainforest Retreat

    Day 14: Franz Josef to Wanaka (via Fox Glacier)

    Stop At: Lake Matheson Walk, Lake Matheson Road, Fox Glacier, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand
    We’ll make a few stops along the way to see some regions most scenic spots including the amazing mirror-like Lake Matheson.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wanaka, Wanaka, Otago Region, South Island
    We'll check out Thunder Creek Falls and the Blue Pools before arriving into Wanaka
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: YHA Wanaka

    Day 15: Wanaka to Queenstown

    Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
    Kick start your day in with a brisk hike, an early morning skydive or learn to fly a stunt plane over Wanaka. Before arriving in Queenstown we’ll stop at Kawarau Bridge, the world’s first commercial bungy jump site, for your chance to take the big leap of faith!
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Day 16: Free Day in Day Queenstown

    Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
    Enjoy three days in the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ and pack in as many adrenaline activities as you dare! Queenstown is also known for great nightlife any night of the week, with plenty of excellent restaurants, pubs and live music to check out.
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Day 17: Free Day in Day Queenstown

    Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
    Yaaaasssss Queen(stown)! You’ve got 3 full days in the adventure capital. With a buzzy night life, beautiful mountain scenery and plenty of outdoor activities, it’s easy to understand why so many backpackers refuse to leave this place.
    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Day 18: Free Day in Day Queenstown

    Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
    Yaaaasssss Queen(stown)! You’ve got 3 full days in the adventure capital. With a buzzy night life, beautiful mountain scenery and plenty of outdoor activities, it’s easy to understand why so many backpackers refuse to leave this place.

    Duration: 12 hours

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

    Day 19: Queenstown to Tekapo

    Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Depart Queenstown to drive over the Lindis Pass through the beautiful Mackenzie Country and past the vivid blue waters of Lake Pukaki. Our final destination of the day is Lake Tekapo. The Lake is a stunning electric blue and is framed by the Southern Alps. See the famous Church of the Good Shepherd, a quaint stone church right on the edge of the lake or hike up to the Mount John Observatory to see the incredible views.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: YHA Tekapo

    Day 20: Free Day in Tekapo

    Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
    This morning we’ll make our way to take in the stunning views of Aoraki Mount Cook. While you’re there you can hike the scenic Hooker Valley Track or head to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
    This evening, why not head to the Tekapo Hot Springs - they're the perfect place to relax and soak up the scenery. If skies are clear tonight, be sure to head outside to experience one of the best stargazing spots in the country.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: YHA Tekapo

    Day 21: Tekapo to Christchurch

    Stop At: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Our final destination is Christchurch where the tour will end. We hope you had a blast travelling with us!

    If you have time at the end of your tour, there's plenty to explore in Christchurch. Spend your afternoon wandering the city streets and laneways to discover creative street art and hidden eateries. Take a walk down Hereford St to discover the ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral and the earthquake memorial of 185 White Chairs. If you have a bit more time, visit the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and see how Christchurch earned its nickname as the Garden City or visit the Canterbury Museum to learn about the past, present and future of the region.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    The Body Shop, 225 Cnr of Darby &, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    7:20 AM
    Return Detail :
    All Stars Inn - Hostel & Hotel Accommodation, 263 Bealey Avenue, Edgeware, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • 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 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Stray Limited

Activity ID: V-13949P32

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