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.

We have made some small but exciting new improvements to our itinerary for departures from October 2018, the itinerary on this page is for our Kakariki 18 day tour from October 2018, for anyone looking at the tour for dates until the end of April 2018 here's a quick overview of your itinerary.

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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
Mount Cook
Milford Sound
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Tour Price

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2017 / 2018 Season

$8990.00 pp twin
$11190.00 pp single

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General Inclusions

  • 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.

Included Meals

  • All breakfasts(B).
  • A selection of special lunches (L) -  Te Wairoa Buried Village Lake Tarawera, Rotorua; Akaunui Farm homestead, Canterbury.
  • One special dinner(D) - Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Hokianga.

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, where you have the chance to swim with dolphins.
  • 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.
  • Te Wairoa Buried Village Museum and grounds.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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