New Zealand Amplified (Northbound)

17 Days | Where something incredible lies around every corner

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Get ready for an adventure of epic proportions – the best of New Zealand is waiting! Spend 17 days discovering the South Island and North Island with the guidance of a passionate local leader. See the innovative ways Christchurch has rebuilt post-quake, get to know the adventure capital of the world in Queenstown and experience the natural beauty of Franz Josef. Cross the Cook Strait and hang out in delightful Wellington, hop between beaches on the Coromandel Peninsula, learn about local culture at a Maori village and check out the geothermal wonders of Rotorua. From spectacular scenery to fascinating culture, New Zealand is sure to leave you in awe.

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 New Zealand Amplified (Northbound) including New Zealand
Start
Christchurch, New Zealand
Finish
Auckland, 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
PHRXC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.
  • All aboard for one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys – take the famous TranzAlpine through the Southern Alps from the West Coast to Christchurch.
  • Visit 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.
  • Experience the geothermal delights of Rotorua, watch New Zealand’s largest geyser erupt and observe adorable kiwis in a nocturnal house at a conservation centre.
  • A little piece of paradise awaits on the Coromandel Peninsula – dig your own natural hot tub on Hot Water Beach and check out the much-photographed Cathedral Cove.

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 New Zealand Amplified (Northbound) including New Zealand

Inclusions

Meals

16 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Vehicle, Train, Ferry

Accommodation

Multi-share hostel with shared facilities (16 nights)

Activities
  • 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
  • Greymouth - Tranz Alpine Train Journey
  • Hokitika - Mountain Jade Greenstone Factory
  • Kaikoura - Visit to a Seal Colony
  • Marlborough - Cook Strait Ferry Crossing
  • Wellington - Mount Victoria Lookout
  • Tongariro National Park - Scenic Drive
  • Murupara - Learn to Weave Flax
  • Murupara - Hangi Dinner
  • Murupara - Village Tour with Maori Elder
  • Murupara - Learn the Haka
  • Rotorua - Visit Te Puia Maori Village
  • Rotorua - Pohutu Geyser
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Cathedral Cove
  • Rotorua - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Hot Water Beach
Add on activities
  • Lake Tekapo - Tekapo Springs Hot Pool - NZD35
  • 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
  • Kaikoura - Whale Watching - NZD165
  • Kaikoura - Dolphin Encounter - NZD115
  • Kaikoura - Wildlife Kayaking - NZD140
  • Kaikoura - Albatross Encounter - NZD175
  • Wellington - Weta Workshop Cave Tour - NZD49
  • Taupo - Skydive - from - NZD660
  • Taupo - Water Touch Bungy - NZD235
  • Taupo - Tongariro Crossing Return Shuttle to/from Trail Head (Nov-Apr only) - NZD130
  • Taupo - Lake Taupo Sailing Adventure - NZD69
  • Rotorua - River Sledging - NZD135
  • Rotorua - Mt Tarawera Crater Hike - NZD195
  • Rotorua - Guided Glowworm Kayak, Hot Pools & Dinner - NZD265
  • Rotorua - Forest Ziplining Canopy Tour - from - (3.5hrs) - NZD249
  • Rotorua - Whitewater Rafting - NZD135
  • Coromandel Peninsula - Cathedral Cove Kayaking - NZD145

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Christchurch on Day 1 at 8am. You will depart the city immediately after the welcome meeting. This trip ends on Day 17 in Auckland 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 12 (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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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Carla · Traveled March 2024
This was such an incredible trip, I only wish I had booked on to a longer tour! The range of activities was excellent, so you could be as extremely adventurous or as slightly adventurous as you wanted. From day one our guide Connor was friendly, organised and knowledgeable. To be shown such an amazing country by someone who is clearly passionate about his home and engaged with more responsible tourism made for a trip I will never forget!
Review submitted 26 Mar 2024

Jerri-leigh · Traveled October 2023
Duli was a fabulous tour leader. He ensured we were organised, fed and entertained 24/7. Able to anwser any questions about the activities and NZ in general. I felt like I was touring with a friend :)
Review submitted 23 Nov 2023
New Zealand Amplified (Northbound)
From
GBP £2,405