Day 1 - Auckland
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Auckland/Rotorua
Enjoy a morning cycle through Karangahake Gorge, then travel to the Rotorua region to the Tamaki Maori Village. After a traditional greeting on the marae (meeting grounds), learn the arts of the haka and poi before a traditional hangi dinner.
Day 3 - Rotorua
Enjoy a free day in Rotorua, a town in a geothermal area with boiling mud and hotpools. Opt to go whitewater rafting, tackle an offroad mountain bike track, go hiking, or hit the spa.
Day 4 - Rotorua/Tongariro National Park
Conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand's top-rated 1-day trek and spend the afternoon hiking an active volcano.
Day 5 - Tongariro National Park/Whanganui National Park
Can along the Retaruke and Whanganui Rivers into the heart of Whanganui National Park.
Day 6 - Whanganui National Park/Raetihi
Travel along the Whanganui River by jet boat visiting old Maori and European settlements before travelling to the night's lodge by bus.
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.
Day 8 - Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park
Travel by ferry to the South Island and then transfer by bus and water taxi into Abel Tasman National Park.
Day 9 - Abel Tasman National Park/Marahau
Sea kayak in Abel Tasman out to the edge of the park.
Day 10 - Marahau/Westland District
Enjoy the scenery of the mountainous coastal Westland region, and stop en route to see the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks.
Day 19 - Central Otago District/Christchurch
Drive through breathtaking Central Otago via the Lindis Pass and Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. Arrive in Christchurch in the evening.
Day 18 - Te Anau/Central Otago District
Morning departure to Central Otago to spend the afternoon cycling 42km (26 mi) along the historic Otago Rail Trail.
Day 17 - Queenstown/Te Anau
Travel to the fiords of the South Island. Enjoy the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound from the deck of a boat, then return to Te Anau for the night.
Day 16 - Queenstown
Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Queenstown.
Day 11 - Westland District/Franz Josef
Transfer to Franz Josef, stopping for a walk at the wildlife mecca of Okarito Lagoon en route. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as hiking and checking out the stunning Franz Josef Glacier.
Day 14 - Wanaka/Queenstown
Continue onto the "adventure capital of the world," Queenstown.
Day 13 - Franz Josef/Wanaka
Transfer to Wanaka, where there are a variety of optional activities available. Opt to go mountain biking, skydiving, or check out the giant maze and optical illusions of Puzzling World.
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.
Day 20 - Christchurch/Kaikoura
Transfer to Kaikoura, with optional whale- or dolphin-watching in the afternoon.
Day 15 - Queenstown
Enjoy a full-day hiking excursion along the world renowned Routeburn Track, taking in the gorgeous mountains, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes surrounding the track.
Day 21 - Kaikoura/Wellington
Transfer to Picton and take the ferry back to Wellington where the tour ends upon arrival.