Arrive at any time.
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.
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.
RotoruaTongariro National Park
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s top-rated 1-day trek and spend the afternoon hiking an active volcano.
Tongariro National ParkWhanganui National Park
Experience another of New Zealand’s Great Walks (this time, from a canoe) on a day trip into the heart of Whanganui National Park.
Whanganui National ParkRaetihi
Explore the Whanganui River further by jet boat, visiting old Maori and European settlements.
In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand.
WellingtonAbel Tasman National Park
Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.
Abel Tasman National ParkMarahau
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Westland DistrictFranz Josef
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.
A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
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.
Continue onto the adventure capital of the world, 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.
Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
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.
Te AnauCentral Otago District
Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.
Central Otago DistrictChristchurch
Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.
Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.