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ONING - New Zealand Journey

Spend 11 days exploring the North and South Islands of this small country packed with wonders. Travelling by train, gondola, boat, and plane, connect with locals in artsy beach towns, walk through an ancient rain forest, 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.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Waiheke Island Wineries, Waiheke Island National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Maori Elder, Rotorua
Bridal Veil Falls visit
Farm visit with local lunch
Raglan harbour cruise
Waitomo Caves tour
Traditional Maori hangi feast and entertainment
Orientation walk in Christchurch
Scenic TranzAlpine train
Ride the Queenstown gondola
Wilderness day cruise (winter) or overnight cruise (summer) on Fiordland National Park
Internal flight
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
11
Price From
AUD $3,199
Start Location
Auckland, New Zealand
End Location
Queenstown, New Zealand
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
27 May 201806 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
22 Jul 201801 Aug 20185AUD $3,999
12 Aug 201822 Aug 201815AUD $3,199
26 Aug 201805 Sep 201812AUD $3,999
16 Sep 201826 Sep 20189AUD $4,249
07 Oct 201817 Oct 201810AUD $4,249
14 Oct 201824 Oct 201811AUD $4,249
21 Oct 201831 Oct 201812AUD $4,249
28 Oct 201807 Nov 20185AUD $4,249
04 Nov 201814 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
11 Nov 201821 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
18 Nov 201828 Nov 20184AUD $4,499
25 Nov 201805 Dec 20186AUD $4,499
02 Dec 201812 Dec 20181AUD $4,749
16 Dec 201826 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
23 Dec 201802 Jan 20191AUD $4,749
06 Jan 201916 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
13 Jan 201923 Jan 201911AUD $4,749
20 Jan 201930 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
27 Jan 201906 Feb 20197AUD $4,749
03 Feb 201913 Feb 201912AUD $4,749
10 Feb 201920 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
17 Feb 201927 Feb 20199AUD $4,749
24 Feb 201906 Mar 201914AUD $4,749
03 Mar 201913 Mar 20198AUD $4,499
10 Mar 201920 Mar 201912AUD $4,499
17 Mar 201927 Mar 20194AUD $4,499
24 Mar 201903 Apr 201916AUD $4,499
07 Apr 201917 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
21 Apr 201901 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
28 Apr 201908 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
05 May 201915 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
19 May 201929 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
16 Jun 201926 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
21 Jul 201931 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
11 Aug 201921 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
25 Aug 201904 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
08 Sep 201918 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
22 Sep 201902 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
06 Oct 201916 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
13 Oct 201923 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
20 Oct 201930 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
27 Oct 201906 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
03 Nov 201913 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
10 Nov 201920 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
17 Nov 201927 Nov 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
24 Nov 201904 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
01 Dec 201911 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
08 Dec 201918 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
15 Dec 201925 Dec 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
22 Dec 201901 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
29 Dec 201908 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
05 Jan 202015 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
12 Jan 202022 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
19 Jan 202029 Jan 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
26 Jan 202005 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
02 Feb 202012 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
09 Feb 202019 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
16 Feb 202026 Feb 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
23 Feb 202004 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
01 Mar 202011 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
08 Mar 202018 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
15 Mar 202025 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
22 Mar 202001 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
29 Mar 202008 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
05 Apr 202015 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
26 Apr 202006 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
10 May 202020 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
31 May 202010 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
05 Jul 202015 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
26 Jul 202005 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
16 Aug 202026 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
06 Sep 202016 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
27 Sep 202007 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
04 Oct 202014 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
11 Oct 202021 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
18 Oct 202028 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
25 Oct 202004 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
01 Nov 202011 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
08 Nov 202018 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
15 Nov 202025 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
22 Nov 202002 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
29 Nov 202009 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
06 Dec 202016 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
13 Dec 202023 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
20 Dec 202030 Dec 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
27 Dec 202006 Jan 2021Fully BookedAUD $3,199 
Itinerary
Day 1 - Auckland
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Auckland
Catch a ferry to Waiheke Island and visit two local wineries to learn more about New Zealand's burgeoning wine industry and the history of wine production in the country while sampling some of the local blends, of course! Later, enjoy a short orientation walk and some free time to explore the city.
Day 3 - Auckland/Raglan
Drive a scenic route, visiting an eel farm which focuses on developing sustainable aquaculture. Enjoy lunch, featuring food which has been sustainably produced on the farm. Continue to the artsy town of Raglan, stopping at Bridal Veil Falls en route, and enjoy a cruise on the stunning harbour.
Day 4 - Raglan/Rotorua
Drive to Rotorua, stopping for an excursion at Waitomo Caves where you'll take a boat ride through the cave and see thousands of flickering glowworms lighting up the walls. This evening visit Tamaki Maori Village and enjoy a private welcome and talk from a "Kaumatua" (an elder in Maori society). After, enjoy an extravagant performance about local myths, and legends while dining on traditional Hangi cuisine.
Day 5 - Rotorua/Christchurch
Enjoy free time this morning in Rotorua before catching a flight to Christchurch. Take an orientation walk with the CEO to get a feel for the city.
Day 6 - Christchurch/Franz Josef
Enjoy one of the world's great scenic train trips on the TranzAlpine train, crossing the scenic Southern Alps to New Zealand's glacier region. Disembark and finish the journey over the highest pass in the Southern Alps in a private vehicle before transferring to a beautiful rainforest lodge, our home for two nights.
Day 7 - Franz Josef
Options are plentiful. Choose from a helicopter hike, ice walking on the glacier, or soaking in the hot pools amongst the stunning scenery.
Day 8 - Franz Josef/Queenstown
Travel through the rugged rainforest along the west coast to Queenstown. Enjoy an evening gondola ride with spectacular views of the city.
Day 9 - Queenstown/Fiordland National Park
Embark on an amazing wilderness cruise through Fiordland National Park. Led by onboard naturalist guides we have the chance to see dolphins, fur seals, birds and penguins and an option to kayak. Spend the night onboard in comfortable cabins with time to relax on deck, stargaze and enjoy some New Zealand wine.
Day 10 - Fiordland National Park/Queenstown
Enjoy morning wildlife viewing along the fiord as we cruise back to port, then return to Queenstown for the final night. Opt for a farewell dinner with your group.
Day 11 - Queenstown
Depart at any time.