Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines

01/01/2022 through 11/19/2025
01/01/2022 through 11/22/2025
G Adventures

Best of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines
Now’s the time to explore New Zealand on your terms with this tour that’s affordable for young travellers. They say good travel happens on small islands. Regardless of whether or not that’s an actual saying, the small islands of New Zealand pack plenty of exploratory punch. Go from surfing in Raglan to hiking in Abel Tasman National Park to cruising remote fjords and taking in some Insta-worthy views. But if you’re short on travel dollars, fear not; this trip squeezes in the very best of both the North and South Islands into an affordable, action-packed 21-day itinerary where you’ll move swiftly without feeling rushed.

Highlights
Learn about Maori culture, surf some waves, get an adrenaline rush in Rotorua and Queenstown, discover Abel Tasman National Park by foot, cycle a historic rail trail

Accommodation
Hostels (11 nts, multi-share with 4-8 people), basic lodges (9 nts). Most nights are multi-share on this trip.

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 20, avg 16

Meals Included
19 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

What’s Included
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. Conservation farm visit (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Visit to a seal colony. Walks in Franz Josef and Abel Tasman National Parks. Fiordland NP visit. Milford Sound nature cruise. Mountain biking excursion (Central Otago). Orientation walk in Wellington. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Auckland
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Day 2 Auckland/Raglan
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Day 3 Raglan
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Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua
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Day 5 Rotorua/Taupo
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Day 6 Taupo/Wellington
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Day 7 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
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Day 8 Abel Tasman National Park
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Day 9 Abel Tasman National Park/Westport
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Day 10 Westport/Franz Josef
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Day 11 Franz Josef
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Day 12 Franz Josef/Queenstown
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Day 13 Queenstown
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Day 14 Queenstown
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Day 15 Queenstown/Te Anau
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Day 16 Te Anau/Central Otago
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Day 17 Central Otago
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Day 18 Wedderburn/Christchurch
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Day 19 Christchurch/Kaikoura
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Day 20 Kaikoura/Wellington
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Day 21 Wellington
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