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New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats

Now's the time to explore New Zealand on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. Don't just get a taste for New Zealand, sink your teeth into it on this comprehensive 24-day trip — our longest in this part of the world. Get close to the land by exploring national parks, glaciers (pretty cool, are we right?), and a sustainable farm then embarking on an expert-led kayak excursion. Best of all, you’ll get to explore the magnificent Bay of Islands, home to some of the world’s top fishing. By the end of these 24 days, you'll be wishing your trip were much, much longer.

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour, Christchurch
    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
    Your Hands-On Moment: Surf Lesson, Raglan
    Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington
    Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
    Your Discover Moment: Queenstown
    Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington
  • Overnight houseboat excursion with onboard activities including snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking (Bay of Islands)
  • Conservation farm visit (Raglan)
  • Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan)
  • Maori cultural experience
  • Seal colony visit
  • Walks in Franz Josef and Abel Tasman National Parks
  • Fiordland NP visit
  • Milford Sound nature cruise
  • Mountain biking excursion (Central Otago)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the Bay of Islands on a houseboat
  • Sea kayak to a harbour for a picnic lunch
  • Hike Abel Tasman National Park
  • Get your heart pumping in the adventure capital of the world
  • Bike along the historic Otago Rail Trail
From
£2,269
pp
Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings
Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Service Level: Basic
Trip Type: Small Group

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Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

VERY IMPORTANT: 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.

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.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Itinerary Notes

1) If you are interested in visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set, we recommended that you book additional pre-trip accommodations and purchase a day trip from Auckland on (or prior to) Day 1 of this tour. OR, you can opt to wait until your tour begins, and book a ticket with your CEO (please note that there are limited tickets on the ground - which could result in you missing out if you wait to book with your CEO).

2) Please also note that when in Franz Josef optional activities may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

3) COMBO TRIP
Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments.