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Cycling through Karangahake gorge. Traditional Hangi dinner. Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk. Jet boat and canoeing along Whanganui River. Wild food dinner. Te Papa Museum. Ferry crossing to South Island. Water taxi to Abel Tasman. Sea kayak in Abel Tasman. Trek in Paparoa National Park. Cruise on Milford Sound. Cycling the Otago Rail Trail.
If you're travelling to New Zealand, you wouldn't want to have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from in each country, then you want to make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks on two islands you can hike, kayak, 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.
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Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel onto Hahei for the afternoon.
Visit a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. After a traditional greeting on the Marae, learn the traditional arts of the Haka and Poi before a traditional Hangi dinner.
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek. Spend the afternoon on an active volcano.
Canoe along the Whanaganui River to your overnight camp, in the heart of Whanganui National Park. Enjoy a dinner of food taken from the wild.
Continue along the Whanaganui River by jet boat visiting old Maori and European settlements before continuing onto Snowy Waters Lodge by bus.
Transfer to Wellington. Visit the Te Papa Museum before a free evening.
Transfer by ferry to the South Island. Transfer by water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park
Sea kayak through Abel Tasman to Marahau.
Transfer to Paparoa National Park, before a trek in the park. Overnight on the edge of the Paparoa National Park.
Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping at Okarito lagoon en route. Day 12 is free for optional activities in Franz Josef such as glacier trekking.
Transfer to Makarora, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Options include hiking, jet boat excursion and scenic flights.
Travel through into the heart of Central Otago, stopping at the resort town of Wanaka. Continue onto the “adventure capital of the world”, Queenstown, in time for an afternoon of optional activities such as from bungee jumping (in its birthplace), jet boating (also born here!), sky diving, rafting, mountain biking, hang gliding, and so much more!
Continue to the fjords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat.
Continue onto Te Anau where you can explore the area surrounding the South Islands largest lake with the option to hike, bike or explore the Te Anau glowworm caves.
Cycle the Rail Trail, a route created specially for mountain biking. Cycle through scenery unspolied by traffic and not visible from any roads.
Drive through breathtaking central Otago via the Lindis Pass & Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak arriving in Christchurch for the evening.
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional of whale or dolphin watching in the afternoon.
Transfer to Picton, visiting a seal colony along the way before taking the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival. Onward travel can be booked after 8pm.
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