Legendary New Zealand

21 Days | Maori myths, magical scenery and unforgettable moments

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Refreshing landscapes made up of snowy peaks, icy glaciers, clear waters and golden beaches – it’s all one big treat for the senses. Spend 21 days discovering the very best of New Zealand, from the North Island to the South Island, travelling with a local leader to see the country through the eyes of a Kiwi. Marvel at Rotorua’s geothermal features, learn about local culture in a Maori village and hang out in trendy Wellington. Hop over the Cook Strait to get your heart racing in adventurous Queenstown, stand in awe of the Franz Josef Glacier and explore the pristine coastline of Abel Tasman National Park.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Accommodation on this trip is in mixed-gender multi-share dormitory style hostels with shared facilities. We are aware of a system functionality limitation incorrectly indicating "twin-share" when you manage your booking on our website.

Trip overview

Map of Legendary New Zealand including New Zealand
Start
Auckland, New Zealand
Finish
Wellington, New Zealand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
New Zealand
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 6 - Max 16
Trip code
PHRZC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • From the geothermal delight of Rotorua to the pristine beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula and endless waters of Lake Taupo, experience the beauty of the North Island.
  • Head to a Maori village where profits from your visit are fed back into the community, learn the haka and Maori weaving before tucking into a traditional hangi dinner.
  • Calling all adventure seekers! Queenstown is overflowing with adrenaline-pumping activities, so dive straight in or sit back with a glass of world-class local wine.
  • Stand in awe of the epic Franz Josef glacier and visit a local gallery to learn about the significance of pounamu (greenstone) to Maori culture while carving your own pendant.
  • Explore the coastal delights of Abel Tasman National Park, where secluded coves and golden beaches make walking, kayaking and swimming a real joy.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is operated and run by Haka Tours, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Haka customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Haka Tours to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time in New Zealand.
  • Accommodation on this trip is in mixed-gender multi-share dormitory style hostels with shared facilities. Dorms generally consist of 4-8 beds (private rooms are available on request).

Itinerary

Map of Legendary New Zealand including New Zealand

Inclusions

Meals

20 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Train, Ferry

Accommodation

Multi-share hostel with shared facilities (20 nights)

Activities
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Hot Water Beach
  • Rotorua - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Cathedral Cove
  • Murupara - Hangi Dinner
  • Rotorua - Pohutu Geyser
  • Rotorua - Visit Te Puia Maori Village
  • Murupara - Learn to Weave Flax
  • Murupara - Learn the Haka
  • Murupara - Village Tour with Maori Elder
  • Tongariro National Park - Scenic Drive
  • Wellington - Mount Victoria Lookout
  • Marlborough - Cook Strait Ferry Crossing
  • Kaikoura - Visit to a Seal Colony
  • Lake Tekapo - Visit the Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Christchurch - City Tour
  • Queenstown - Kawarau Gorge
  • Arrowtown - Village visit
  • West Coast - Haast Pass
  • West Coast - Lake Hawea Lookout
  • Franz Josef - Carve your own Pounamu Necklace
  • Hokitika - Mountain Jade Greenstone Factory
  • Punakaiki - Overnight in a Rainforest Retreat
  • Punakaiki - Pancake Rocks Visit
  • Marlborough - Visit Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve
  • Abel Tasman National Park - Paddle a Waka (war canoe)
Add on activities
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Cathedral Cove Kayaking - NZD145
  • Rotorua - Forest Ziplining Canopy Tour - from - (3.5hrs) - NZD249
  • Rotorua - River Sledging - NZD135
  • Rotorua - ZORB - from - NZD40
  • Rotorua - Whitewater Rafting - NZD135
  • Rotorua - Redwoods Nightlights Tree Walk - NZD37
  • Rotorua - Mt Tarawera Crater Hike - NZD195
  • Rotorua - Guided Glowworm Kayak, Hot Pools & Dinner - NZD265
  • Taupo - Water Touch Bungy - NZD235
  • Taupo - Skydive - from - NZD660
  • Taupo - Lake Taupo Sailing Adventure - NZD69
  • Taupo - Tongariro Crossing Return Shuttle to/from Trail Head (Nov-Apr only) - NZD130
  • Wellington - Weta Workshop Cave Tour - NZD49
  • Kaikoura - Dolphin Encounter - NZD115
  • Kaikoura - Whale Watching - NZD165
  • Kaikoura - Albatross Encounter - NZD175
  • Kaikoura - Wildlife Kayaking - NZD140
  • Lake Tekapo - Tekapo Springs Hot Pool - NZD35
  • The Crater Experience - NZD120
  • The Summit Experience - NZD190
  • Lake Tekapo - Hike up Mt John - Free
  • Queenstown - Kawarau Bridge Bungy - NZD265
  • Queenstown - Canyoning - NZD229
  • Queenstown - Shotover River Jet Boat Ride - NZD135
  • Queenstown - Paragliding - NZD299
  • Queenstown - Lord of the Rings 4WD Tour - NZD270
  • Queenstown - Canyon Swing - from - NZD259
  • Queenstown - Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly Day Trip - NZD645
  • Queenstown - Milford Sound Coach-Cruise-Coach Day Trip - NZD245
  • Queenstown - Skydiving - from - NZD415
  • Queenstown - Nevis Bungy - NZD345
  • Queenstown - Milford Sound Coach-Cruise-Fly Day Trip - NZD670
  • Queenstown - Skyline Gondola - NZD52
  • Queenstown - Dart River Funyaks - from - NZD429
  • Queenstown - Time Tripper - NZD15
  • Wanaka - Happy Hour on the Lake - NZD59
  • Wanaka - Mou Waho Island Cruise & Guided Nature Walk - NZD159
  • Wanaka - Skydiving - from - NZD379
  • Wanaka - Flying Lessons - NZD338
  • Wanaka - Mou Waho Island Cruise - NZD119
  • Wanaka - Waterfall Climbing - from - NZD199
  • Franz Josef - Glacier Lake Kayaking - NZD145
  • Franz Josef - Glacier Heli Hike - NZD695
  • Franz Josef - Heli Experience with Snow Landing - NZD325
  • Franz Josef - Skydiving - from - NZD399
  • Punakaiki - Glowworm Caves - NZD145
  • Punakaiki - Skeleton Crew Bone Carving - NZD90
  • Punakaiki - Underworld Tube Rafting - NZD215
  • Abel Tasman National Park - Skydiving - from - NZD399
  • Abel Tasman National Park - Sailing & Walking Excursion - NZD208
  • Abel Tasman National Park - Sea Kayaking - NZD140
  • Abel Tasman National Park - Canyoning - NZD295

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Auckland on Day 1 at 8am. You will depart the city immediately after the welcome meeting. This trip ends on Day 21 in Wellington and you are free to leave at any time.
2. Accommodation on this trip is in multi-share hostels. Multishare typically includes 4-8 beds. You may be required to share with group members of a different gender, couples and non-Intrepid travellers outside of your group. People travelling together may occasionally be separated due to rooming configurations.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. If you are a single traveller this will give you a single room, if you are travelling as a couple a double room will be allocated to you. The single supplement excludes Day 4 (Murupara) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. This trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided of monies paid.
5. This trip is operated and run by Haka Tours, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Haka customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Haka Tours to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time in New Zealand.
6. We recommend booking optional activities in advance. Please contact your booking agent if there are any you would like to add to your trip.

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Abigail · Traveled January 2023
Lots of teething issues with Intrepid taking over Haka Tours. One group member told the wrong starting point for the trip, another told the wrong starting date, additional accommodation for me not booked, then once they’d found somewhere for me to stay it was booked for the wrong date! Needs some adjustments to the itinerary in terms of duration of stay in each place but overall a really enjoyable tour! Not much included though so be prepared to pay lots more for the optional activities!
Review submitted 10 Feb 2023
Legendary New Zealand
From
GBP £2,685