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ACTIVE NEW ZEALAND

21 Days, Auckland to Wellington
ACTIVE NEW ZEALAND

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IS THIS Active TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Want to physically engage with your environment
    • Are looking beyond a mere vacation as you hike, bike and kayak
    • Like exploring the world's greatest vantage points
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 20 nights accommodation - (Hostels (14nts), hotels (2 nts), lodges (2 nts), floating hostel (1 nt) Maori village (1 nt, multi-share)).
  • 20 breakfasts, 4 dinners
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private bus, jet boat, canoe, walk, cycle, sea kayak, ferry, water taxi).
  • Cycling through Karangahake gorge.
  • Traditional Hangi dinner and Marae greeting.
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk (weather dependent).
  • Jet boat and canoeing along Whanganui River.
  • Locally sourced/grown 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.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
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Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 300-400 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a
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Itinerary
Day 1 Auckland
Day 2 Auckland/Hahei
Day 3 Hahei/Rotorua
Day 4 Rotorua/Tongariro National Park
Day 5 Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park
Day 6 Whanganui National Park/Raetihi
Day 7 Raetihi/Wellington
Day 8 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau
Day 10 Marahau/Paparoa National Park
Day 11 Paparoa National Park/Franz Josef
Day 12 Franz Josef
Day 13 Franz Josef/Makarora
Day 14 Makarora/Queenstown
Day 15 Queenstown
Day 16 Queenstown/Milford Sound
Day 17 Milford Sound/Te Anau
Day 18 Te Anau
Day 19 Te Anau/Christchurch
Day 20 Christchurch/Kaikoura
Day 21 Kaikoura/Wellington
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sat, 09 Dec '17
  • Fri, 29 Dec '17
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Fri, 02 Feb '18
  • Sat, 27 Jan '18
  • Fri, 16 Feb '18
  • Sat, 10 Feb '18
  • Fri, 02 Mar '18
  • Sat, 24 Feb '18
  • Fri, 16 Mar '18
  • Sat, 10 Mar '18
  • Fri, 30 Mar '18
  • Sat, 24 Mar '18
  • Fri, 13 Apr '18
  • Sat, 10 Nov '18
  • Fri, 30 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Fri, 14 Dec '18
  • Sat, 08 Dec '18
  • Fri, 28 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Fri, 11 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Auckland
  • Hahei
  • Rotorua
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Whanganui National Park
  • Raetihi
  • Wellington
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Marahau
  • Paparoa National Park
  • Franz Josef
  • Makarora
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Te Anau
  • Christchurch
  • Kaikoura
  • DAY 1 Auckland

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    19:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Auckland/Hahei

    Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel onto Hahei for the afternoon.

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Auckland - Waihi 2h-3hMorning
    Karangahake Gorge
    Approximate distance cycled: 8km/4.9mi

    Karangahake Gorge Cycling
    Karangahake Gorge 8km
    Enjoy beautiful scenery on this interesting ride through Karangahake Gorge that combines history, nature, and adventure all in one trip! Follow the historic Paeroa to Waihi rail line. Cycle old lines and through a tunnel along the river that runs through the gorge. Take it easy, if you wish - this trail is suitable for cyclists with little experience and offers lots to take in on the way.

    Private Vehicle
    Waihi - Hahei 1h30m-2h 95km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Cathedral Cove Scenic Walk
    Cathedral Cove 2-4km
    Pack your swimsuit and walk from the north end of Hahei Beach along a cliff-top path that leads down to Cathedral Cove. A giant arch formed into the headland separates two secluded coves. Swim, lay in the shade, and enjoy the beauty of this idyllic spot. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Hahei/Rotorua

    Visit a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. After a traditional greeting on the Marae, learn the arts of the Haka and Poi before a traditional Hangi dinner.

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Hahei - Rotorua 3h-4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Rotorua Afternoon
    Enjoy free time in Rotorua to enjoy one of the many optional activities available in the area.

    Maori Cultural Experience
    Rotorua
    Immerse yourself in a Maori cultural experience on the grounds of a historic Maori village. Participate in a pnwhiri (welcoming ceremony), and learn about the history of the marae (village) and the Rotorua-area from a local Maori guide. Discover the abundant geothermal energy surrounding the village that's used for cooking, heating, and communal bath houses.

    Optional Activities

    Mountain Biking
    Rotorua 2h-4h
    35-130NZD per person
    Head out on an exhilarating cycling adventure. Explore the stunning Redwood Forest on two wheels on what some call the world's best mountain biking trails. Whether you're a beginner or expert mountain bike enthusiast there's sure to be a trail perfect for you.

    Whitewater Rafting
    Rotorua
    89NZD per person
    Get your adrenaline fix on on this exhilarating white water rafting trip. Enjoy the amazing scenery along the way, but don't forget to paddle!

    Hot Springs
    Rotorua
    Free
    Soak tired muscles in the area's natural hot springs and let the mineral water work its magic. Rotorua is home to a number of amazing geothermal parks - be sure you don't miss the healing and relaxing benefits of the city's naturally heated waters. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Rotorua/Tongariro National Park

    Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and spend the afternoon on an active volcano.

    An early start to walk across the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand's 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.

    Private Vehicle
    Rotorua - Tongariro National Park 3h 180km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Tongariro Alpine Crossing Trek
    Tongariro Crossing 19-20km
    Enjoy spectacular views and otherworldly landscapes on this challenging and rewarding 19.4km (12 mi) trek across a volcanic range. This trek has been called one of the best day hikes in the world. Get prepared before you head out - go through a safety checklist and be sure to buy supplies, food, and water ahead of time. Dress accordingly - elements change constantly. Note: if the weather is too bad to trek, there will be alternative options such as smaller walks in the area or a visit to remote hot springs. If you do not wish to do the Tongariro Crossing, other activities can be arranged. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park

    Canoe along the Whanganui River to your overnight stay in the heart of Whanganui National Park. Enjoy a dinner brought in from the Wild. 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 31km (19 mi) canoe journey downriver to an overnight stay in the heart of Whanganui National Park.

    Whanganui River Canoeing
    Whanganui River 12-25km
    Grab a paddle and life jacket and journey 31 km (19 mi) by canoe down the famous Whanganui River - the third longest river in New Zealand. Paddle to the lodge, enjoying amazing scenery along the way. Get up close to the area's natural beauty, and see sights that you may miss on shore. It's a great way to unwind and pack in some more New Zealand adventure. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Whanganui National Park/Raetihi

    Continue along the Whanganui River by jet boat visiting old Maori and European settlements before continuing on to Snowy Waters Lodge by bus.
    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Whanganui National Park - Raetihi 30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Whanganui River Jet Boating
    Whanganui River 50km
    Have fun and hold on! Fulfill your need for speed travelling down the amazingly scenic Whanganui River by jet boat. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 7 Raetihi/Wellington

    In the morning, transfer to Wellington and visit the Te Papa museum, dedicated to the history and culture of New Zealand.

    Private Vehicle
    Raetihi - Wellington 4h15m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Te Papa Museum Visit
    Wellington
    Visit this must-see museum, home to displays of historical Maori artifacts and modern exhibits. See how the museum is constructed on shock absorbers to withstand New Zealand's many earthquakes - find the stairwell just outside the entrance and descend into the foundations of the building.

    Free Time
    Wellington Evening
    Enjoy free time to explore the city of Wellington, and take in the best that the area has to offer. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park

    Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.

    Ferry
    Wellington - Picton Morning
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Water taxi
    Cook Strait - Abel Tasman National Park
    Jump in and cross the water to the next stop. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau

    Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park before joining a short transfer to Marahau.

    Set off from the beach and kayak along the Abel Tasman coastline towards Marahau.

    Kayaking to Marahau
    Abel Tasman National Park - Marahau
    See Abel Tasman National Park at a pleasant pace by sea kayak. Take part in a safety briefing and preparation, then head out into the water to glide in and out of the bays and islets on the route to Marahau. Look for nesting seabirds and tiny islands, and enjoy amazing views along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Marahau/Paparoa National Park

    Transfer to Paparoa National Park, and enjoy a trek in the park.

    Private Vehicle
    Marahau - Paparoa National Park 3h-4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Paparoa National Park Trek
    Paparoa National Park 1-7km
    Take in spectacular coastal views hiking in Paparoa National Park. See the famous Pancake Rocks, a limestone landscape of pancake-shaped rock formations and blowholes. Then, trek through a spectacular limestone gorge, and spend the night on the edge of the park. Enjoy nature at its best!

    Optional Activities
    Kayaking

    Grab your life jacket and tour local waters by kayak. Get up close to marine life and see many sights you may miss on shore. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Paparoa National Park/Franz Josef

    Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping at Okarito lagoon en route. Opt to go glacier trekking in Franz Josef.

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Paparoa - Franz Josef 4h 220km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Okarito Lagoon Walk
    Franz Josef 10km
    Walk through the wetlands of Okarito Lagoon, bordered by forest and surrounded by nature. Enjoy spectacular views all the way up to the mountains on a clear day. Take the time to soak in the scenery - the walk is gentle and includes a variety of landscapes on the path through the estuary out through the wetlands. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Franz Josef

    A free day for optional activities. Options include various hikes, horseback riding, quad biking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

    Free Time
    Franz Josef Full Day
    A variety of optional activities are available in the wildnerness around Franz Josef. Choices include various hikes, horseback riding, quad biking as well as the unique and stunning Franz Josef Glacier.

    Optional Activities

    Franz Josef Glacial Valley Walk
    Franz Josef
    75NZD per person
    Enjoy spectacular views on a guided interpretive walk that follows a riverbed along the Franz Josef Glacier's retreat. At the end, you'll be rewarded with a great view of the glacier off in the distance.

    Franz Josef Quad Bike
    Franz Josef
    65-160NZD per person
    Hop aboard the 2-seater ATV quad and drive along ancient glacial pathways carved into the landscape by ice and water. Be amazed at what lies around every twist and turn as you are guided through rainforests, riverbeds, grasslands, sand and mud. Feel the thrill of fresh air in your face and the excitement of riding in the wild.

    Hiking
    Franz Josef 30m-8h
    Free
    Take your pick of many scenic and memorable treks in Franz Josef - a true hiker's haven. Get prepared before heading out, and be mindful of signs along the track. See majestic mountains, glaciers, rivers, and amazing views that you'll definitely want your camera on hand for.

    Horseback Riding
    Franz Josef
    Hop in the saddle and explore Franz Josef's amazing glacier landscape on horseback. Ride amid rainforests and mountain scenery, and enjoy fresh open air and natural beauty on this unforgettable trip. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Franz Josef/Makarora

    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.

    Te Wahipounamu Visit
    Makarora 1h-2h
    Tour the mountainous wilderness of Te Wahipounamu, a true natural wonder. See for yourself the views that make New Zealand famous - jagged mountains, snowy peaks, and clear blue waters. Wander among fjords, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes, and waterfalls, and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Don't forget your camera!

    Private Vehicle
    Franz Josef - Makarora 2h-3h 225km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities

    Jet Boating Excursion
    Fulfill your need for fun and speed on this jet boat excursion. Take in amazing views of local wilderness, wildlife, and all around spectacular scenery flying along the water.

    Makarora Scenic Flight
    Makarora 30m-4h
    240-355NZD per person
    Fly high to take in incredibly scenic views of the Makarora area. Spot wildlife from a birds-eye view, and enjoy a breathtaking vantage point of unbeatable natural beauty. See mountains, lakes, and, even, glaciers, and learn more about the area's natural history.

    Hiking
    Franz Josef 30m-8h
    Free
    Take your pick of many scenic and memorable treks in Franz Josef - a true hiker's haven. Get prepared before heading out, and be mindful of signs along the track. See majestic mountains, glaciers, rivers, and amazing views that you'll definitely want your camera on hand for. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Makarora/Queenstown

    Travel into the heart of Central Otago, stopping at the resort town of Wanaka. Continue onto the "adventure capital of the world," Queenstown.
    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Wanaka - Queenstown 2h 130km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Queenstown Afternoon
    Enjoy free time to try some of the challenging optional activities available in the "adventure capital of the world."

    Optional Activities
    Jet Boating

    Queenstown 2h-3h
    129NZD per person
    Jet boating is a typical New Zealand activity- go as fast you can in a boat over water. Hang on tight as you fly across the surface of the water. Shoot through narrow rocky gorges and dare to watch as the driver takes hairpin turns frighteningly close to the cliffs.

    Bungee Jumping
    Queenstown 1h30m-4h
    175-510NZD per person
    Adrenaline junkies will be happy with a stop at the world's original commercial bungee site (bungy in New Zealand!). Opt to take the plunge or simply observe where it all started from the comfort solid ground. Shoot some amazing photos of those brave enough to dive into the abyss.

    Skydiving
    Queenstown
    299-439NZD per person
    Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Queenstown from an eagle's perspective. Suit up, get briefed and board the prop plane to soar high about the rugged alpine landscape. Strap onto your instructor, take a breath and leap into a once-in-a-lifetime free fall. This is what a natural high truly feels like!

    Hang Gliding
    Glide like a bird on this exhilarating and inspiring air adventure. Get all the guidance you need to go airborne with your instructor, and take to the skies for an unbeatable experience and amazing views. Careful - you may become addicted to the freedom of flying! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Queenstown

    Free day to enjoy the city.

    Free Time
    Queenstown Full Day
    Enjoy free time to try some of the challenging optional activities available in the "adventure capital of the world".

    Optional Activities
    Jet Boating

    Queenstown 2h-3h
    129NZD per person
    Jet boating is a typical New Zealand activity- go as fast you can in a boat over water. Hang on tight as you fly across the surface of the water. Shoot through narrow rocky gorges and dare to watch as the driver takes hairpin turns frighteningly close to the cliffs.

    Bungee Jumping
    Queenstown 1h30m-4h
    175-510NZD per person
    Adrenaline junkies will be happy with a stop at the world's original commercial bungee site (bungy in New Zealand!). Opt to take the plunge or simply observe where it all started from the comfort solid ground. Shoot some amazing photos of those brave enough to dive into the abyss.

    Skydiving
    Queenstown
    299-439NZD per person
    Enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of Queenstown from an eagle's perspective. Suit up, get briefed and board the prop plane to soar high about the rugged alpine landscape. Strap onto your instructor, take a breath and leap into a once-in-a-lifetime free fall. This is what a natural high truly feels like!

    Hang Gliding
    Glide like a bird on this exhilarating and inspiring air adventure. Get all the guidance you need to go airborne with your instructor, and take to the skies for an unbeatable experience and amazing views. Careful - you may become addicted to the freedom of flying! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 Queenstown/Milford Sound

    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.

    Milford Sound Cruise
    Milford Sound 2h-3h
    Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat. Recharge your camera and be ready to shoot stunning photos of waterfalls, mountains stretching up to the sky and down to the sea and then search for dolphins and seals. This place is any artist's dream!

    Private Vehicle
    Queenstown - Milford Sound 3h-4h 280
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Milford Sound/Te Anau

    Continue onto Te Anau and explore the area surrounding the South Island's largest lake with the option to hike, bike or explore the Te Anau glowworm caves.

    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.

    Explore Lake Te Anau
    Milford Sound
    Explore the Te Anau area any way you want. Go for an active adventure or just sit back and relax and soak in amazing scenery. Try trekking the the first portion of the Kepler Track, seeing local sites by bike, or visiting the Te Anau glowworm caves. For an exhilarating on-screen journey, take in a screening of the award-winning 'Ata Whenua' - 'Fjordland Film' documentary at the local cinema.

    Optional Activities

    Te Anau Glowworm Caves
    Te Anau
    75NZD per person
    Head underground to see the mysterious and beautiful glowworms that magically shine bright deep in limestone caves. Learn about local history, and experience an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind natural wonder.

    Hiking
    Te Anau 1h-8h
    Free
    Lace up your hiking boots and head out on a trek to take in the amazing scenery around Te Anau. Hikes range from short walks to more challenging full-day treks -- take your pick! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 18 Te Anau

    Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the Historic Otago Rail Trail.

    Cycle the Rail Trail, a route created especially for mountain biking. Pass through scenery unspoiled by traffic and not visible from any roads.

    Private Vehicle
    Te Anau - Central Otago District
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Biking Otago Rail Trail
    Otago Central Rail Trail 35-40km
    Drive to one of the best starting points of the Historic Otago Rail Trail. Spend the better part of the day cycling along an easy gradient through stunning scenery along 35km of the old rail trail. Cycle through scenery unspoiled by traffic and not visible from any roads.

    Private Vehicle
    Central Otago District - Christchurch
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 19 Te Anau/Christchurch

    Drive through breathtaking central Otago via the Lindis Pass and Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. Arrive in Christchurch for the evening.

    Private Vehicle
    Te Anau - Christchurch 6h-7h 640km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 20 Christchurch/Kaikoura

    Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.

    Early start to drive the scenic coastal road up to Kaikoura.

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Christchurch - Kaikoura 3h 180km
    Drive from Christchurch to Kaikoura

    Free Time
    Kaikoura Afternoon
    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.

    Optional Activities
    Swimming With Dolphins

    Kaikoura3h-4h
    170NZD per person
    Hop aboard a boat and head out to the open seas to search for wild dusky dolphins. Depending on conditions, most groups have 20-40 minutes of swim time with the dolphins.

    Southern Fur Seals Visit
    Kaikoura
    See the lovable southern fur seals in their natural habitat. These confident and curious creatures can be pretty engaging, but be sure to keep a distance so they don't feel threatened. Be sure to snap some pics of your new furry friends!

    Scenic Flight
    Kaikoura
    135-165NZD per person
    Take a 30-minute flight and set off to search for whales, dolphins, and other marine life. On land, you'll see Maori sites, Kaikoura town and New Zealand's southern fur seals.

    Hiking
    Kaikoura2h-10h
    Free
    Set off along one of many hiking trails to take in the beautiful scenery surrounding Kaikoura. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 21 Kaikoura/Wellington

    Transfer to Picton and visit a seal colony along the way before taking the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.

    Private Vehicle
    Kaikoura - Picton 1h30m-2h 156km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Seal Colony Visit
    Kaikoura 1-2km
    Stop to experience a close encounter with the many southern fur seals lying about on rocks just off the highway.

    Ferry
    Picton - Wellington 3h-3h30m
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 300-400 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.a

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5%payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour after your trip concludes.


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