This tour captures the best of both the North and South Islands
Explore and experience New Zealand to the fullest, from the secluded beaches and volcanic craters of the north to the glaciers, mountains and fjords in the south. Adventure activities abound throughout the trip - sea kayaking and snorkelling, underground black-water rafting, bungy jumping, jet boating, mountain biking and kayaking. From Auckland to Christchurch and everything in between, this journey has New Zealand covered.
The national parks of Abel Tasman and Tongariro feature some of the best scenery in New Zealand. Venture out on challenging treks or simply sit back and take in the views - it's up to you
Share amazing moments with your fellow travellers. As you'll be in a small group, the trip retains a fun, personalised atmosphere throughout
Tour a network of caves in Waitomo and witness nature's illumination in a section lit up with glow worms
Spend several nights in Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital, where's you'll have tonnes of time to explore
Discover the thermal regions of Rotorua, which offer an impressive mix of boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers
Spend the night aboard a boat among the spectacular scenery of the Doubtful Sound. Cruise through fjords and take in the natural beauty of this remote wilderness area
Kayak around the Bay of Islands during a full day of optional activities. With its sub-tropical climate and clear blue waters, this is the South Pacific's answer to paradise
Accommodation on this trip isn't luxurious, but it's comfortable enough for you to relax after a day of adventure.
There are more optional activities on this trip than included ones. These activities range from trekking moderate hiking trails to white water rafting, so you'll be able to choose your own adventure level.
You'll be spending quite a lot of time in a minibus as you travel through the islands. The bus may be small, but it's comfortable, and offers a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers and gaze at passing landscapes.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our New Zealand Adventure Southbound (ex Auckland) trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Tour commences in Auckland with group meeting on day 1 at 6:00pm and finishes in Christchurch day 22 at approx 6pm; please consider when booking flights and accommodation.
2. We recommend you book accommodation in advance and extend your stay.
3. This trip also runs in reverse, see tour code PTOACU.
4. A single supplement is available on this trip and is valid for each night.
Our New Zealand Adventure Southbound (ex Auckland) trips score an average of 4.63 out of 5 based on 19 reviews in the last year.
I have never faulted Intrepid travel as a solo traveller I never felt alone in all the countries I have travelled though. I love there way of travel small groups whether it be basic. original or comfort. I will defiantly be booking many more trips with them.
Review submitted 04 Jun 2018
An excellent trip encompassing the highlights of NZ. Stunning scenery, friendly people and excellent food and wine. Laundry facilities are available in nearly every accommodation so don't take too much - less to carry particularly when you are changing hotels every 1 or 2 days.
Review submitted 01 Mar 2018