Active: Active New Zealand (ONAP)

Countries Visited: New Zealand
Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Acrtive - Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
    Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
    Physical Demands Rating: 4 - You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
    Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
    Meals Included: 20 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Cycle through Karangahake to Hot Water Beach, visit bubbling mud pools in a geothermal area, learn a traditional Maori greeting on the Marae, hike the Tongariro Crossing - one of the worlds greatest one day hikes, canoe along the Whanganui River, kayak in the waters of Abel Tasman National Park, trek through the wilds of the South Islands national parks, try exhilarating adventures in Queenstown, cross the spectacular Southern Alps, cycle along the remote rail trail in Central Otago, cruise majestic Milford Sound.

    Description
    If youre travelling to New Zealand, you wouldnt want to have to choose between the two islands. With all the activities you can choose from in each island, you want to make the most of the chance to lose your breath. Across three weeks on two islands you can hike, kayak, and cycle across this diverse land. Theres also time for boat cruises and local culture, just to be sure you dont miss out on anything.
  • Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12956148

    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    21 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1AucklandDay 1 Auckland
    Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Jump right into your adventure by adding the Auckland Sailing: Americas Cup Experience extra to your tour. Work with a crew to sail around Aucklands Waitemata Harbour on a competitive yacht, and take in the stunning views. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a pre-night in Auckland is highly recommended as this activity may start early in the morning on Day 1. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2HaheiDay 2 Auckland/Hahei (1B)
    Early morning departure to Waihi, to pick up bikes and ride through Karangahake Gorge. Continue onto Hahei by bus and enjoy a walk to Cathedral Cove in the afternoon. If the tide is right, grab a shovel and dig a natural jacuzzi on in the sand on Hot Water Beach. Included Activities: Karangahake Gorge Cycling Cathedral Cove Scenic Walk Transport: Karangahake Gorge Approximate distance cycled: 8km/4.9mi Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 95km)
    Day 3RotoruaDay 3 Hahei/Rotorua (1B, 1D)
    This region of New Zealand is renowned for its geothermal qualities. Travel to Rotorua, with free time to experience the regions geothermal wonders. Opt to mountain bike in the world famous Redwood Forest, go white water rafting, or indulge in the therapeutic hot springs. After an engaging cultural experience on the grounds of a historic Maori village, enjoy a Hangi dinner cooked in an underground pit. Additional Notes: Accommodation is in a Maori wharepuni (sleeping house). Groups will often stay together in one sleeping house (multi-share, mixed gender), staying in line with Maori traditions. Included Activities: Maori Cultural Experience Transport: Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 4Tongariro National ParkDay 4 Rotorua/Tongariro National Park (1B, 1D)
    An early start to walk across the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealands top-rated 1-day trek. Collect supplies before heading out. The transfer will drop the group off at the beginning of the self-guided trek and collect everyone at the other end. After the trek, travel to a ski lodge on the side of a mountain for the night. An on-site spa and sauna will help ease those tired muscles. Included Activities: Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 180km)
    Day 5Whanganui National ParkDay 5 Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    The third longest river in New Zealand, the Whanganui River begins at Mt Tongariro and flows all the way out to the west coast of the North Island. After a safety briefing, embark on a 12-25km canoe journey downriver to an overnight stay in the heart of Whanganui National Park. Included Activities: Whanganui River Canoeing
    Day 6RaetihiDay 6 Whanganui National Park/Raetihi (1B, 1L, 1D)
    In the morning, trade the canoe for a jet boat and continue downriver. After a short walk to the Bridge to Nowhere, board the jet boat again and return to the bus, travelling on to Snowy Waters Lodge for the night. Enjoy a delicious dinner. Included Activities: Whanganui River Jet Boating Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
    Day 7WellingtonDay 7 Raetihi/Wellington (1B)
    In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand. Included Activities: Te Papa Museum Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.25 hour(s))
    Day 8Abel Tasman National ParkDay 8 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park (1B, 1D)
    Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park. Transport: Ferry Water taxi
    Day 9MarahauDay 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau (1B, 1L)
    Set off from the beach and kayak along the Abel Tasman coastline towards Marahau. Included Activities: Kayaking to Marahau
    Day 10Paparoa National ParkDay 10 Marahau/Paparoa National Park (1B, 1D)
    Transfer to Paparoa National Park, and enjoy a trek in the park. Additional Notes: Should you prefer, there is the option to kayak in the National Park. Included Activities: Paparoa National Park Trek Pancake Rocks Trek Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 11Franz JosefDay 11 Paparoa National Park/Franz Josef (1B)
    Continue south along the coast towards Franz Josef, stopping for an invigorating walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon. Spend 2 nights staying amongst verdant temperate rainforest. Included Activities: Okarito Lagoon Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 220km)
    Day 12Franz JosefDay 12 Franz Josef (1B)
    A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, quad biking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
    Day 13MakaroraDay 13 Franz Josef/Makarora (1B, 1D)
    Travel through Te Wahi Pounamu World Heritage Area to Makarora, where you can spend the afternoon exploring the area by foot, or opt for a jet boat excursion or scenic flight. Included Activities: Te Wahipounamu Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 225km)
    Day 14QueenstownDay 14 Makarora/Queenstown (1B)
    Free day to maximize time for all the optional activities in the area. Opt for a jet boat outing, bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, or a vineyard tour. The options in this adventure capital are endless. Two nights are at a centrally-located hostel, which means you can make the most of your time here. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 130km)
    Day 15QueenstownDay 15 Queenstown (1B)
    Free day to enjoy the city.
    Day 16Milford SoundDay 16 Queenstown/Milford Sound (1B)
    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. Included Activities: Milford Sound Cruise Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 17Te AnauDay 17 Milford Sound/Te Anau (1B)
    Continue onto Te Anau with a free day to explore the area surrounding Lake Te Anau, including the start of the Kepler Track. Optional activities including hiking, biking, exploring the Te Anau glowworm caves or taking in a screening of the award-winning `Ata Whenua' - `Fjordland Film' documentary at the local cinema. Included Activities: Explore Lake Te Anau
    Day 18Central Otago DistrictDay 18 Te Anau/Central Otago District (1B)
    Cycle the Rail Trail, a route created specially for mountain biking. Pass through scenery unspoiled by traffic and not visible from any roads. Included Activities: Otago Rail Trail Cycling Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 19ChristchurchDay 19 Central Otago District/Christchurch (1B)
    Drive through breathtaking Central Otago via the Lindis Pass and Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. Arrive in Christchurch in the evening. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 500km)
    Day 20KaikouraDay 20 Christchurch/Kaikoura (1B)
    Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoua. A free afternoon can also be spent swimming with dolphins, visiting a colony of southern fur seals, or taking a scenic flight over the peninsula. Bird watchers will be pleased to know that big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters frequent the area. Hikers can opt to go on several day hikes in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains. Transport: Drive from Christchurch to Kaikoura Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 180km)
    Day 21WellingtonDay 21 Kaikoura/Wellington (1B)
    Transfer to Picton and visit a seal colony along the way before taking the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival. Included Activities: Seal Colony Visit Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 156km) Ferry (3.00-3.50 hours)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    11/11/2017$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/09/2017$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/30/2017$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    01/13/2018$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    01/27/2018$5,249.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    02/10/2018$5,249.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    02/24/2018$5,249.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/10/2018$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    03/24/2018$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/10/2018$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/24/2018$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/08/2018$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 15; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    12/22/2018$4,949.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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