Auckland Arrive at any time.
Auckland/Rotorua 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.
Rotorua 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.
Rotorua/Tongariro 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 Park/Whanganui 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 Park/Raetihi Explore the Whanganui River further by jet boat, visiting old Maori and European settlements.
Raetihi/Wellington In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand.
Wellington/Abel 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 Park/Marahau Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.
Marahau/Westland District Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Westland District/Franz 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.
Franz Josef A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, kayaking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
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.
Wanaka/Queenstown Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world,” Queenstown.
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.
Queenstown Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
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.
Te Anau/Central Otago District Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.
Central Otago District/Christchurch Walk around Christchurch this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening.
Christchurch/Kaikoura Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.
Kaikoura/Wellington Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.