Multi-Day Tour

New Zealand Multisport (21 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Auckland, New Zealand To Kaikoura, New Zealand

Valid for Departures: 24 Mar 2018 - 04 Apr 2020

New Zealand Multisport (21 days)

Day 5

Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park

Day 6

Whanganui National Park/Raetihi

Day 7

Raetihi/Wellington

Day 10

Marahau/Westland District

Day 11

Westland District/Franz Josef

Day 12

Franz Josef

Day 13

Franz Josef/Wanaka

Day 19

Central Otago District/Christchurch

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Auckland, New Zealand
None None
Day 1 Auckland: Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Jump right into your adventure by adding the 'Auckland Sailing: America's Cup Experience' extra to your tour. Work with a crew to sail around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on a competitive yacht, and take in the stunning views. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a pre-night in Auckland is highly recommended as this activity may start early in the morning on Day 1. This tour departs Auckland early on Day 2. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, like the Hobbiton Movie Set or local wineries, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Auckland, New Zealand
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2 Auckland/Rotorua: In the evening visit a Maori village for traditional ceremonies, a Hangi meal and entertainment. After dinner, lounge by the bonfire and have some time to get to know the Maori hosts. Additional Notes: Accommodation is in a Maori wharepuni (sleeping house). Groups will often stay together in one sleeping house (multi-share, mixed gender), staying in line with Maori traditions. Included Activities: Karangahake Gorge Cycling Maori Village Visit with Overnight Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 3
Rotorua, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 3 Rotorua: This region of New Zealand is renowned for its geothermal qualities. Enjoy free time to experience the regions' geothermal wonders. Opt to mountain bike in the world famous Redwood Forest, go white water rafting, or indulge in the therapeutic hot springs. Additional Notes: Accommodation is in a Maori wharepuni (sleeping house). Groups will often stay together in one sleeping house (multi-share, mixed gender), staying in line with Maori traditions.
Day 4
Rotorua, New Zealand
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Rotorua/Tongariro National Park: An early start to walk across the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek. Collect supplies before heading out. The transfer will drop the group off at the beginning of the self-guided trek and collect everyone at the other end. After the trek, travel to a ski lodge on the side of a mountain for the night. An on-site spa and sauna will help ease those tired muscles. Included Activities: Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
TBD
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park: The third longest river in New Zealand, the Whanganui River begins at Mt Tongariro and flows all the way out to the west coast of the North Island. After a safety briefing, embark on a 12-25km canoe journey downriver to an overnight stay in the heart of Whanganui National Park. Included Activities: Whanganui River Canoeing
Day 6
Whanganui National Park/Raetihi
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Whanganui National Park/Raetihi: In the morning, trade the canoe for a jet boat and continue downriver. After a short walk to the Bridge to Nowhere, board the jet boat again and return to the bus, travelling on to Snowy Waters Lodge for the night. Enjoy a delicious dinner. Included Activities: Whanganui River Jet Boating Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Raetihi/Wellington
None Breakfast
Day 7 Raetihi/Wellington: In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand. Included Activities: Te Papa Museum Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Wellington, New Zealand
None None
Day 8 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park (1D): Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park. Transport: Ferry Water taxi
Day 9
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau: Start the day with a short hike before setting off from the beach to kayak along the Abel Tasman coastline towards Marahau. Included Activities: Kayaking to Marahau
Day 10
Marahau/Westland District
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 Marahau/Westland District: Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
Westland District/Franz Josef
None Breakfast
Day 11 Westland District/Franz Josef: Continue south along the coast towards Franz Josef, stopping for an invigorating walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon. Spend 2 nights staying amongst verdant temperate rainforest. Included Activities: Okarito Lagoon Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12
Franz Josef
None Breakfast
Day 12 Franz Josef: A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, quad biking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 13
Franz Josef/Wanaka
None Breakfast
Day 13 Franz Josef/Wanaka: Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World. Included Activities: Te Wahipounamu Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 14
Wanaka, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 14 Wanaka/Queenstown: Free day to maximize time for all the optional activities in the area. Opt for a jet boat outing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour. The options in this adventure capital are endless. Two nights are at a centrally-located hostel, which means you can make the most of your time here. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 15
Queenstown, New Zealand
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15 Queenstown: Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track. Included Activities: Routeburn Track Day Hike
Day 16
Queenstown, New Zealand
None None
Day 16 Queenstown: Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
Day 17
Queenstown, New Zealand
None None
Day 17 Queenstown/Te Anau: Travel to the fiords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Te Anau for the night. Included Activities: Milford Sound Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle None
Day 18
Te Anau, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 18 Te Anau/Central Otago District: Cycle the Rail Trail, a route created specially for mountain biking. Pass through scenery unspoiled by traffic and not visible from any roads. Included Activities: Otago Rail Trail Cycling Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 19
Central Otago District/Christchurch
None Breakfast
Day 19 Central Otago District/Christchurch: Drive through breathtaking Central Otago via the Lindis Pass and Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Arrive in Christchurch in the evening. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 20
Christchurch, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 20 Christchurch/Kaikoura: Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoura. A free afternoon can also be spent swimming with dolphins or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters frequent the area. Hikers can opt to go on several day hikes in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains. Additional Notes: As a result of the recent earthquake in New Zealand, groups will travel to Nelson instead of Kaikoura today. Transport: Drive from Christchurch to Kaikoura Private Vehicle
Day 21
Kaikoura, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 21 Kaikoura/Wellington: Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle Ferry

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Travelling to New Zealand? Don't worry, you won't have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from on each island, we'll make sure you make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. There's also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you don't miss out on anything.

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G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the widest selection of affordable small group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. Founded by entrepreneur owner Bruce Poon Tip in 1995 and powered by an international team of passionate change makers, G Adventures was the first adventure travel company to offer 100% guaranteed departures in 2013. With nearly 700 itineraries and 110,000 travelers each year, G Adventures' award-winning trips put travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. For more information, please visit: www.gadventures.com.

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