Multi-Day Tour

New Zealand Journey (11 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Auckland, New Zealand To Queenstown, New Zealand

Valid for Departures: 22 Jul 2018 - 27 Sep 2020

New Zealand Journey (11 days)

Day 4

Raglan/Rotorua

Day 7

Franz Josef

Day 8

Franz Josef/Queenstown

Day 10

Fiordland National Park/Queenstown

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Auckland, New Zealand
None None
Day 1 Auckland: Please make your own way to the joining hotel. Our CEO will have a welcome meeting this evening. Auckland is a fantastic city with so much to see and do. Should you want more time to explore on your own, we recommend booking pre-nights. 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
Day 2 Auckland: Catch a ferry to Waiheke Island and visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country – while sampling some of the local blends, of course! Later, enjoy a short orientation walk and some free time to explore the city. Included Activities: Waiheke Island Wineries Orientation Walk
Day 3
Auckland, New Zealand
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Auckland/Raglan: Drive a scenic route, visiting an eel farm which focuses on developing sustainable aquaculture. Enjoy lunch, featuring food which has been sustainably produced on the farm. Continue to the artsy town of Raglan, stopping at Bridal Veil Falls en route, and enjoy a cruise on the stunning harbour. Included Activities: Eel Farm Visit Bridal Veil Falls Walk Raglan Harbour Boat Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Raglan/Rotorua
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua: Rotorua sits over an active volcano with bubbling mud pits and multi-coloured pools in different areas around the town. This is a fascinating region with Maori history and culture tied directly to the geothermal aspects of the land. Included Activities: Waitomo Cave Excursion Meet a Maori Elder Tamaki Maori Village Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 5
Rotorua, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 5 Rotorua/Christchurch: With free time in Rotorua this morning, opt to relax in one of the hot pools fed by water coming directly from the natural springs. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle Flight
Day 6
Christchurch, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 6 Christchurch/Franz Josef: Transport: Train Private Vehicle
Day 7
Franz Josef
None Breakfast
Day 7 Franz Josef: Options are plentiful. Choose from a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in the hot pools amongst the stunning scenery.
Day 8
Franz Josef/Queenstown
None Breakfast
Day 8 Franz Josef/Queenstown: Early start to travel to the picturesque Lake Matheson. When the weather is right, you can get a great photo of the Southern Alps reflected in the lake. Follow the wild West Coast Road, through the rainforest before stopping for some short walks and waterfall visits. Included Activities: Gondola Ride Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
Queenstown, New Zealand
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 Queenstown/Fiordland National Park: In the evening, enjoy a delicious three course buffet dinner prepared by our onboard chef and served in the dining saloon. Mingle with fellow travellers, savour some of the fine wines at our licensed bar (additional price) and if the skies are clear in the evening, spend some time on the upper deck gazing at the stars. Additional Notes: *Please note that the itinerary for this day varies in the winter: Winter Schedule 18 May – 20 Sept Fiordland National Park/Te Anau Drive the scenic route around Lake Wakatipu to the town of Manapouri. Travel by boat and bus to arrive at an eco cruise boat. Spend the afternoon cruising through Milford or Doubtful Sound, two of the most untouched, remote places in the world. Marvel at the steep cliff walls and cascading waterfalls. The boat offers excellent chances for wildlife viewing in the area. Dolphins, penguins, seals and a variety of birds are some examples of what you can hope to see. In the evening, head to Te Anau for the night. We take in a screening of the award winning ‘Ata Whenua – Shadowland‘ Fjordland on Film documentary at the local cinema before having a group meal. Included Activities: Fiordland National Park Overnight Wilderness Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Fiordland National Park/Queenstown
None Breakfast
Day 10 Fiordland National Park/Queenstown: Enjoy morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown for the final night. Opt for a farewell dinner with your group. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11
Queenstown, New Zealand
None Breakfast
Day 11 Queenstown: For more time to explore Queenstown, we recommend booking post nights with your agent if you are interested in the countless adrenaline-packed activities in the town known as the "adventure capital of the world." Jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking, and sky diving are some of the activities available. Included Activities: Departure Day

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Spend 11 days exploring the North and South Islands of this small country packed with wonders. Travelling by train, gondola, boat, and plane, connect with locals in artsy beach towns, walk through an ancient rain forest, and learn about local legends and cuisine from the Maori. Take a deep breath to fill your lungs with the impossibly clean air here – and fill your soul with the legendary Kiwi spirit.

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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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