New Zealand Multisport

Active, Auckland to Christchurch

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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 available on each island, we'll keep things exciting but also give you some space to catch your breath — you're gonna need it. 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
  • Cycle through Karangahake Gorge
  • Traditional hangi dinner
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing hiking excursion (weather dependent)
  • Jet boat and kayaking along Whanganui River
  • Free time in Rotorua and Waitomo
  • Abel Tasman National Park hike
  • Sea kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Punakaiki pancake rocks visit
  • Seal colony stop
  • Okarito Lagoon walk
  • Full-day Routeburn Track hiking excursion
  • Fiordland National Park visit
  • Cruise through Milford Sound
  • Mt Cook cycling excursion
  • Hike the Mt Cook area
  • Free time in Franz Josef and Queenstown
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Cycle through the stunning karangahake gorge
  • Learn a traditional maori greeting on the marae
  • Hike the tongariro crossing — one of the world's greatest one-day hikes
  • Kayak along the whanganui river
  • Cruise through milford sound
  • Cycle around mt cook
  • Hike the routeburn track.

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 time hiking an active volcano.
Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park Admire the scenery while heading to Whanganui 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. Explore the Whanganui River further by jet boat, visiting old Maori and European settlements.
Whanganui National Park/Raglan Travel north to the small town of Waitomo, located near an extensive underground cave system. Enjoy a free afternoon, and opt to tour the caves by boat, by foot or with a bit of adrenaline by rappelling into them. Continue on to Raglan for the night, and enjoy the sunset in this stunning coastal town.
Raglan/Christchurch In the morning, transfer to Auckland and hop on a flight to the South Island. Opt to explore Christchurch, or meet new members of the group at an optional welcome meeting.
Christchurch/Kaikoura Transfer to Kaikoura, with a free afternoon to explore the area or take in an optional activity.
Kaikoura/Abel Tasman National Park Take in the scenery of the South Island while travelling to Abel Tasman National Park.
Abel Tasman National Park/Nelson Start the day with a short hike before setting off from the beach to kayak along the Abel Tasman coastline towards Marahau. Later, travel to Nelson.
Nelson/Lake Brunner Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Lake Brunner/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 a helicopter hike, a glacier valley walk, 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 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 Queenstown for the night.
Queenstown/Twizel Enjoy free time in Queenstown, before travelling on to the Aoraki/Mt Cook region.
Twizel Prepare for an action packed day! Start on two-wheels on a mountain biking excursion around the Aoraki/Mt Cook region. In the afternoon, discover stunning landscapes on foot.
Twizel/Christchurch Travel back to Christchurch. Join a guided tour this afternoon and learn about how the city was rebuilt following an earthquake in 2011. Enjoy some free time this evening and opt for a final dinner with the group.
Christchurch Depart at any time.
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