Explore roads less travelled on this special small group New Zealand tour and discover country hospitality and nature in the wild. In the North Island we discover authentic Maori culture around Rotorua and visit Tongariro National Park, in the South Island we tour the Mount Cook region and visit famous Milford Sound by land, sea and air. Meet the locals over private lunches at Lake Tarawera, a Marlborough vineyard and a mid-Canterbury farmhouse. 

16 Night / 17 Day New Zealand Tour - Both Islands

Auckland
Rotorua
Tongariro National Park
Wellington
Nelson
Abel Tasman National Park
Kaikoura
Mount Cook
Queenstown
Milford Sound
Wanaka
Franz Josef Glacier
Punakaiki
Christchurch
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Tour Price

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2019/20 Season

$9390.00 pp twin
$11690.00 pp single
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General Inclusions

  • Enjoy comfortable transport in air conditioned coach (maximum of 18 travellers).
  • Know that you are in safe hands with your experienced MoaTrek Kiwi guide.
  • Enjoy beautifully appointed accommodation with scenic outlooks and great facilities.
  • 1 Scenic flight - Milford Sound to Queenstown
  • 4 Cruises - Lake Rotoiti; Interislander Cook Strait & Queen Charlotte Sound; Abel Tasman National Park; Milford Sound 

Included Meals

  • 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 walking in Abel Tasman National Park.

Included Activities & Entrance Fees

  • Visit a working Kiwifruit orchard, meet the growers and taste the fruit fresh off the vine.
  • Experience the thrill of a scenic boat-cruise across Lake Rotoiti on the luxury 16 metre yacht ‘Tuia'.
  • Meet the locals and learn about their Maori and European ancestors at Lake Tarawera.
  • Explore an ancient geothermal wonderland at Wai-O-Tapu.
  • Enjoy a breathtaking three hour scenic cruise on the Interislander ferry across the Cook Strait, up the Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton.
  • Taste wines in Marlborough, a premier wine-growing region in the South Island.
  • 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 world-famous Milford Sound on a 2.5 hour nature and wildlife cruise.
  • Take flight high above the majestic Southern Alps as we fly from Milford Sound to Queenstown on a fabulous scenic flight. 

Included Sightseeing and Exploring

  • Travel the dramatic highway through the Karangahake Gorge.
  • Discover Rotorua’s impressive lakes; Rotoiti and Tarawera.
  • Enjoy all the highlights of Rotorua, its cultural and geothermal activities.
  • See the powerful Huka Falls and the Wairakei geothermal power station.
  • See three of New Zealand’s active volcanoes with views across Lake Taupo.
  • Explore the sights of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.
  • Stand on the edge of paradise with a visit to Lake Tekapo and the snow-capped, glacier filled Aoraki/Mt Cook region.
  • See landscapes change before your eyes as we drive over the Lindis Pass and Kawarau Gorge.
  • Explore untouched remote wilderness in Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Tai Poutini Westland and Arthur’s Pass National Parks.
  • Learn about the history of gold-mining in leafy Arrowtown.
  • Take in sights of the three Great Southern Lakes - Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea.
  • Stroll in Haast Pass’ where the natural wonders of this secluded area of New Zealand will delight.
  • View Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, two of the most easily accessible glaciers in the world.
  • Watch as the Tasman Sea meets the Punakaiki Pancake rocks, walk in the rain forests.
  • Drive Otira Gorge highway to Arthur’s Pass, where you will be treated to a nature showcase by the cheeky kea birds that have made the towering mountains their home. 

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