New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats

05/30/2020 through 09/26/2021
05/30/2020 through 09/29/2021
G Adventures

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.

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

Accommodation
Hostels (13 nts, multi-share with 4-8 people), houseboat (1 nt, open cabin multi-share), basic lodges (9 nts, some multi-share with 4-6 people). 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
22 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

What’s Included
Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Otautahi 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 Lessons, Raglan
Your Big Night Out Moment: Wellington
Your Discover Moment: Franz Josef
Your Discover Moment: Queenstown
Your Big Night Out Moment: in Wellington, 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Auckland
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Day 2 Auckland/Bay of Islands
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Day 3 Bay of Islands/Paihia
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Day 4 Paihia/Auckland
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Day 5 Auckland/Raglan
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Day 6 Raglan
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Day 7 Raglan/Rotorua
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Day 8 Rotorua/Taupo
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Day 9 Taupo/Wellington
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Day 10 Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
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Day 11 Abel Tasman National Park
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Day 12 Abel Tasman National Park/Westport
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Day 13 Westport/Franz Josef
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Day 14 Franz Josef
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Day 15 Franz Josef/Queenstown
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Day 16 Queenstown
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Day 17 Queenstown
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Day 18 Queenstown/Te Anau
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Day 19 Te Anau/Central Otago
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Day 20 Central Otago
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Day 21 Wedderburn/Christchurch
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Day 22 Christchurch/Kaikoura
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Day 23 Kaikoura/Wellington
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Day 24 Wellington
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