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New Zealand Small Group Tours
Kakariki 18 Day North & South Island Tour
Kakariki Tour Inclusions
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.
What Tanya loves about this tour:
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.
17 Night / 18 Day New Zealand North and South Island Tour
Omapere on the Hokianga Harbour
Paihia in the Bay of Islands
Tongariro National Park
Abel Tasman National Park
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 airport transfers pre and post tour
1 Scenic flight - Milford Sound to Queenstown
6 Cruises - Hokianga Harbour; Hole in the Rock & Cape Brett, Bay of Islands; Lake Rotoiti; Interislander Cook Strait & Queen Charlotte Sound; Abel Tasman National Park; Milford Sound
A selection of special lunches (L) - Lake Tarawera, Rotorua; Vineyard lunch, Marlborough; Akaunui Farm homestead, Canterbury.
A picnic lunch for your day walking in Abel Tasman National Park.
Included Activities & Entrance Fees
Explore the history of Northland at the Kauri Museum, Matakohe.
Walk with authentic Maori guides to visit Tane Mahuta, the giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest.
Cruise across the beautiful Hokianga Harbour to explore the impressive sand dunes.
Visit the iconic Stone Store in Kerikeri.
Learn about the evolution of modern New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty House in the Bay of Islands.
Enjoy a dolphin cruise out to the Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands.
Be awe-inspired by thousands of twinkling glowworms at the Kawiti Caves.
Visit a working Kiwifruit orchard, meet the growers and taste the fruit fresh off the vine.
Have the option of taking the helm of a luxury yacht as we cruise Lake Rotoiti’s secluded bays and mineral hot pools.
Meet the locals and learn about their Maori and European ancestors at Lake Tarawera.
Visit the hidden gem and thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu.
Cross from the North Island to the South Island on a scenic ferry cruise as we cross the Cook Strait.
Feast on fresh produce and delectable wines in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premier wine-growing region.
Take a cruise to the golden sands of the Abel Tasman National Park.
Meet a South Island farming family on a working sheep and beef farm and enjoy their warm hospitality.
Explore the breathtaking Milford Sound with a 2.5 hour nature and wildlife cruise.
Be inspired by one of the world’s greatest scenic flights from Milford Sound, over the Southern Alps and back to Queenstown.
Included Sightseeing and Exploring
Enjoy a visit to Russell’s historic waterfront.
Travel the dramatic highway through the Karangahake Gorge.
Immerse yourself in the history of Rotorua’s Lake Tarawera.
Explore Rotorua and learn more about the surrounding geothermal region.
View the powerful Huka Falls and learn about the importance of the Wairakei geothermal power station.
Look across Lake Taupo to see views of three active volcanoes.
Enjoy the wilderness of the Tongariro National Park in the central North Island.
Explore the small, but perfectly formed, capital city of Wellington.
Visit Lake Tekapo and the picturesque ‘Church of the Good Shepard'.
Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Aoraki/Mt Cook region.
Watch landscapes transform before your eyes as we drive through the stark beauty of the Lindis Pass and Kawarau Gorge.
Take time to explore Queenstown’s stunning Lake Wakatipu.
The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price