Over 24 unforgettable days you will experience it all: secluded beaches, jaw dropping scenery, Maori culture, mountainous ranges, lush rain forests and more adventure activities than you could ever wish for. As with all our tours, we do include a few 'must-do' events, ranging from a Maori Cultural night to a Queenstown gondola ride, and even a 'Tiki' pendant carving experience. You will see a massive range of optional activities available to add, from bungy jumping and dolphin swimming to jet boating and scenic flights. None of these are compulsory; just add the ones you want.The tour price includes dorm share accommodation (4-6 share) but if you would prefer a little extra space you have the option to upgrade to a private room for the duration of your tour.
Tour starts 8.00am at Haka Hotel Newmarket, 9 Manukau Rd, Newmarket AucklandDay 1 Auckland to Paihia - Begin your adventure with perfect beaches, ancient forests and moreDay 2 Paihia - Soak up the sun in Paihia and the Bay of IslandsDay 3 Paihia to Auckland - Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds and explore the surrounding regionDay 4 Auckland to Coromandel - Take in the oh so perfect coastal views on an epic scenic drive to the Coromandel.Day 5 Coromandel to Waitomo - Explore majestic Cathedral Cove, dig your own hot tub before heading to Waitomo.Day 6 Waitomo to Rotorua - Discover underground caves illuminated by thousands of glowworms and journey to Rotorua.Day 7 Rotorua - A full day in Rotorua with options galore Day 8 Rotorua to Taupo - A free morning in Rotorua and a short drive to Taupo..Day 9 Taupo - Explore the Taupo region, home of Australasia’s largest lake and the world-famous Tongariro CrossingDay 10 Taupo to Wellington - After road-tripping past Mordor and Mt Doom we hit New Zealand’s “cool little capital”, Wellington. Day 11 Wellington to Kaikoura - Sail to the South Island and discover the stunning Kaikoura coast.Day 12 Kaikoura to Christchurch - A paradise for marine wildlife, Kaikoura is home to playful dolphins and beautiful whalesDay 13 Christchurch to Lake Tekapo - Explore downtown Christchurch before heading to the striking lakes and mountains of Tekapo.Day 14 Lake Tekapo to Queenstown - A stunning drive through mountain landscapes to the jewel of the South Island: QueenstownDay 15 Queenstown - Indulge your inner adrenaline junkie in Queenstown. Day 16 Queenstown to Wanaka - Cross the mountains from Queenstown into wondrous Wanaka.Day 17 Wanaka to Franz Josef - Our favourite scenic New Zealand drive from the Southern Alps to the West Coast.Day 18 Franz Josef - Take in the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.Day 19 Franz Josef to Punakaiki - Road trip up the South Island’s wild West CoastDay 20 Punakaiki - Hear the roars of the crashing waves on the Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki.Day 21 Punakaiki to Abel Tasman - Journey to the top of New Zealand’s South Island; in summer we sleep on a unique floating backpackers.Day 22 Abel Tasman - Prepare to fall in love with Abel Tasman National Park.Day 23 Abel Tasman to Wellington - Discover azure skies and wide open spaces around our sunniest location - Nelson.Day 24 Wellington to Auckland - Journey back up to Auckland.