NEW ZEALAND JOURNEY
Spend 12 days exploring the North and South Islands of this small country packed with wonders. Travelling by train, gondola, boat, and plane, sample local wine, walk through an ancient rainforest, and learn about local legends and cuisine from the Maori. Take a deep breath to fill your lungs with the impossibly clean air here — and fill your soul with the legendary Kiwi spirit.
- Sample wine with local experts on Waiheke Island
- Learn about Maori myths and traditions
- Experience the geothermal mysteries of Rotorua
- Glide along the TranzAlpine railway
- Relax at a rainforest lodge
- Cruise through Fiordland National Park searching for wildlife and waterfalls
Duration: 12 days
Start/Finish City: Auckland to Queenstown
Service Level: Upgraded
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
Physical Grading: 2 - Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Waiheke Island Wineries, Waiheke Island
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Meet a Maori Elder, Rotorua
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi Walking Tour with Local Expert, Christchurch
Your G for Good Moment: Resourceful Ōtautahi, Christchurch. Waitomo Caves tour. Traditional Maori hangi feast and entertainment. Scenic TranzAlpine train. Ride the Queenstown gondola. Wilderness day cruise (winter) or overnight cruise (summer) in Fiordland National Park. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.