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Trip Overview

Food? Good. Wine? Excellent. Scenery? Blow-your-mind beautiful. And the activities we've got lined up? Well just take your pick, mix and match and make this trip your own. You've got 18 days to get under the skin of New Zealand. We dare you not to fall head over heels in love with this place.

Please note: For departures dates in 2017/18 please check out 18 Day Grand Kiwi

Trip Itinerary

  1. Auckland to Bay of Islands


    Steal away from 'the City of Sails’ (aka Auckland) and become a tree-hugging hippie as you wrap your arms around NZ's botanical elder, the Kauri tree. James Cook named our next stop the 'Bay of Islands'. Well, you know what to expect. Seeing all 144 islands might take a while, so grab the optional 'Rock Adventure Cruise' island tour for 22 solid hours cruising and snorkeling the archipelago. Instagram your first Pacific sunset then get your mind blown by the southern night sky. You could get used to this. **Pre-book your Rock the Boat trip to secure a spot as spaces fill up quickly. All meals, epic company and good times included.

    • Today's highlights
      • Parry Kauri Park
    • Optional extras
      • The Rock Adventure Cruise
  2. Bay of Islands

  3. Bay of Island to Auckland

  4. Auckland to Marae Stay

  5. Marae to Rotorua

  6. Rotorua to Tongariro National Park

  7. Tongariro National Park

  8. Tongariro to Wellington

  9. Wellington to Nelson

  10. Nelson

  11. Nelson to Kaikoura

  12. Kaikoura to Christchurch

  13. Christchurch to Fox Glacier

  14. Fox Glacier to Queenstown

  15. Queenstown

  16. Queenstown

  17. Queenstown (Milford Sound)

  18. Te Anau to Lake Ohau

  19. Lake Ohau to Christchurch


What's included

Bucket List

  • Traditional Kiwi lamb roast dinner with pavlova
  • Overnight in a traditional Maori Marae
  • Milford Sound experience
  • Crayfish tastings
  • Visit Tongariro National Park & Lake Taupo
  • Stay in Fox Glacier region
  • Wine tasting in Marlborough
  • Kapa Haka performance
  • Arrow River bike trails
  • Visit Kaikoura Peninsula & see the marine life


15 nights in hotels, motels, lodges

1 night in a hostel

1 night in a traditional Maori Marae

1 night in a cabin


Cook Strait ferry crossing

Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi

Optional activities

Bay of Islands

Rock The Boat Overnight Cruise $268 NZD

Tandem Skydive (16000ft) $399 NZD


White Water Rafting $85 NZD

Canopy Tour $149 NZD

Hobbiton Tour $119 NZD

Mud Bath & Spa from $75 NZD


Bungy $180 NZD

Extreme Swing $155 NZD

Tongariro National Park

Guided Tongariro Alpine Crossing $215 NZD

Nelson/Abel Tasman

Kayak, Seals & Cruise Tour $145 NZD

Discoverer Day Trip $86 NZD

Tandem Skydive (16500ft) $409 NZD


Dolphin Swim $180 NZD

Dolphin Spectator $90 NZD

Whale Watching $150 NZD

Seal Swim $110 NZD

Seal Spectator $55 NZD

New Zealand - Fox Glacier

Flying Fox Heli Hike $420 NZD

Scenic Flight from $245 NZD

Fox Trail Terminal Face Hike $69 NZD


Shotover Jet boat $149 NZD

Shotover Canyon Swing $215 NZD

Shotover Canyon Fox $150 NZD

Kawarau Bridge Bungy $205 NZD

Nevis Bungy $275 NZD

Nevis Swing $210 NZD

Moa 4-Line Zipline $139 NZD

Kea 6-Line Zipline $189 NZD

The River Wild Horse Riding $180 NZD

Hobbits Hack Horse Riding $140 NZD

Tandem Skydive (12000ft) $359 NZD

Shotover Rafting $209 NZD

Heli Rafting $309 NZD

Wilderness Jet Safari $239 NZD

Funyaks $339 NZD

Canyoning Half Day $219 NZD (Seasonal Oct-Apr)

Canyoning Full Day $329 NZD (Seasonal Oct-Apr)

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