Experience country life and leisurely touring on this small group tour traveling from the North to South Islands of New Zealand. In the North Island explore the beautiful Bay of Islands, enjoy the warmth of Maori culture at Rotorua and explore the volcanic Tongariro National Park.
In the South Island relax on the golden beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park before encountering the magnificent alpine scenery of Mount Cook and Fiordland’s Milford Sound.
Five Multi Night Stays
Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson and Queenstown.
Five National Parks
Tongariro, Abel Tasman, Aoraki Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring and Fiordland.
Twenty Included Activities
Milford Sound Cruise & Scenic Flight, Abel Tasman Cruise & Guided Walk, Marlborough Winery Lunch, Private Charter Yacht on Lake Rotoiti, Bay of Islands Cruise, private hosted lunches in Canterbury and Lake Tarawera, Interislander Ferry and guided tours at Wai-o-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, Tane Mahuta, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Kawiti Glowworm Caves, a working Kiwifruit orchard and more…
I love this itinerary's variety of land and seascapes. From a cruise across Hokianga Harbour in the far north to a private lunch with Kiwi hosts above a native bush fringed lake. In the South Island we head for the Southern Alps before we make our way to explore Milford Sound by land, sea and air.
Kakariki 16 Day Tour
Kakariki 16 Day Tour
- All transport provided in comfortable, air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
- Services and knowledge of your experienced MoaTrek kiwi guide.
- Fantastic accommodation expertly chosen for its ‘sense of place’
- All breakfasts (B).
- A selection of special lunches (L) - Lake Tarawera, Rotorua; Vineyard lunch, Marlborough; Akaunui Farm homestead, Canterbury.
- A picnic lunch for your day in Abel Tasman National Park.
The following activities and attractions are all included in the price of your tour
Hosted lunch and wine tasting
Abel Tasman Cruise
Coastal cruise of Abel Tasman National Park
Milford Sound Flight
Milford Sound to Queenstown
Waitangi Treaty House
Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty House & Museum
Cross the stunning harbour with a local guide
Milford Sound Cruise
Scenic Cruise on Milford Sound
Abel Tasman Guided Walk
Guided day walk in Abel Tasman National Park
Lake Rotoiti Sailing
Private charter yacht to secluded hot pools
Bay of Islands Cruise
Cruise the stunning Bay of Islands and the Hole in the Rock
Home hosted country style lunch in Canterbury
Scenic crossing of the Cook Strait
A spiritual journey with Māori guides to the Lord of the Forest
Matakohe Kauri Museum
Learn the history of Northland and the mighty Kauri tree
Guided tour of this Geothermal wonderland
Sandboarding in Hokianga
Give it a go!
Tarawera Hosted Lunch
With a local Māori guiding family
Guided tour and tasting at a working orchard
Kawiti Glowworm Caves
Guided tour with local Māori guide
Stone Store Kerikeri
Guided tour of NZ's oldest European building
Our National Museum in Wellington
You'll visit and discover all these iconic New Zealand places on your tour
Mt Cook National Park
Overnight stay in World Heritage Aoraki Mt Cook
The best known of our stunning Southern Lakes
Fiordland National Park
Our largest and most stunning wilderness
Tongariro National Park
Stay in World Heritage Tongariro
Multi night stay
South Island High Country
Diverse beauty of the Lindis Pass & Kawarau Gorge
Rotorua Geothermal Area
Hot springs and mud pools
Where Kupe returned to Hawaiiki
Iconic views of Mt Cook
High country lake & historic church
Lake Te Anau
The South Island's largest lake
Discover our creative capital city
Our most powerful waterfall
Our colourful and beautiful first capital
Great Lake Taupo
Expansive views of three active volcanoes
Lakes Rotoiti & Tarawera
Bush fringed lakes of the Rotorua area
Short walk through this historical and scenic area
Marine life and stunning scenery
Muriwai Gannet Colony
One of only three mainland colonies in New Zealand
The Milford Road
One of the world's great roads