New Zealand Multisport

Active, Auckland to Wellington

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group 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 Track hiking excursion
  • Fiordland NP visit
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Cycling the Otago Rail Trail
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Cycle through stunning karangahake gorge
  • Visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area
  • Hike the tongariro crossing and routeburn track
  • Kayak along the whanganui river
  • Try exhilarating adventures in queenstown
  • Cycle the rail trail in central otago

Itinerary

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.
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