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New Zealand Multisport

New Zealand

New Zealand Multisport

Biking·
Hiking·
Kayaking·
Glacier hiking
·
Start: Auckland
·
End: Wellington

Across three weeks you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land.

Activity
LocationNew Zealand
Duration21 days
Start / EndAuckland / Wellington
Tour operatorG Adventures

New Zealand

New Zealand Multisport

Biking·
Hiking·
Kayaking·
Glacier hiking·
21 days·G Adventures
Start: Auckland
·
End: Wellington

Description

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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Itinerary

Day 1Auckland

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Auckland/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.

Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel to the Rotorua region to the Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting on the marae (meeting grounds), learn the arts of the haka and poi before a traditional hangi dinner.

Day 3Rotorua

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.

Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. Opt to go whitewater rafting, tackle an offroad mountain bike track, go hiking, or hit the spa.

Day 4Rotorua/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.

Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and spend the afternoon hiking an active volcano.

Day 5Tongariro 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.

Canoe along the Retaruke and Whanganui Rivers into the heart of Whanganui National Park.

Day 6Whanganui 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.

Travel along the Whanganui River by jet boat visiting old Maori and European settlements before travelling to the night's lodge by bus.

Day 7Raetihi/Wellington

In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand.

Day 8Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park

Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.

Day 9Abel 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.

Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.

Day 10Marahau/Westland District

Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.

Day 11Westland 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.

Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

Day 12Franz 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 13Franz 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.

Day 14Wanaka/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.

Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world,” Queenstown.

Day 15Queenstown

Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.

Day 16Queenstown

Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.

Day 17Queenstown/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.

Day 18Te 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.

Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.

Day 19Central 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.

Day 20Christchurch/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.

Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.

Day 21Kaikoura/Wellington

Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival. 

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Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (17 nts, some multi-share), lodges (2 nts), Maori village (1 nt, multi-share).

What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Maori Village Overnight Visit, Rotorua Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef Your Discover Moment: Queenstown. Cycling through Karangahake Gorge. Traditional hangi dinner and marae greeting. Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent). Jet boating and kayaking along Whanganui River. Water taxi to Abel Tasman NP. Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman NP. Routeburn Tra... Read more

Meals Included

16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per perso... Read more
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