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New Zealand Panorama

Summary:

Ready for the ultimate 2 week adrenaline rush? Eat with the Māori in Rotorua, hike up an active volcano, cruise on Lake Taupo and head to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown. Ever tried bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging? Now's your cha...

Duration
16 Days
Cities
7
Next Departure
18-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 2,282.00
Price per day
USD 143.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Contiki
Tour
New Zealand Panorama
Age Group
18 - 35 Years
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Summary

Ready for the ultimate 2 week adrenaline rush? Eat with the Māori in Rotorua, hike up an active volcano, cruise on Lake Taupo and head to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown. Ever tried bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging? Now's your chance.

Map: New Zealand Panorama (Contiki)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Auckland To Rotorua
Day 2
Rotorua
Day 3
Rotorua To Lake Taupō Via Huka Falls
Day 4
Lake Taupō To Ruapehu
Day 5
Mount Ruapehu To Wellington
Day 6
Wellington
Day 7
Wellington To Kaikoura Via Picton
Day 8
Kaikoura
Day 9
Kaikoura To Christchurch
Day 10
Christchurch To Franz Josef Glacier Via Hokitika A...
Day 11
Franz Josef Glacier
Day 12
Franz Josef Glacier To Queenstown Via Haast Pass A...
Day 13
Queenstown
Day 14
Queenstown
Day 15
Queenstown
Day 16
Queenstown

Travel Cities (7): Auckland, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 15 Breakfast (B)

FAQs

  • Christchurch: Southbound trips start in Auckland and end in Queenstown. Northbound trips start in Queenstown and finish in Auckland.

Included Experience

  • Rotorua: A traditional Māori cultural performance, topped off with a traditional Māori feast... this ought to satisfy even the keenest of culture vultures.
  • Rotorua: Wait til you see 'em. Wait til you smell 'em. These geothermic mudpools are a thing to behold.
  • Huka Falls: Huka falls is a jaw-jutting display of natural hydro power. Here you'll see 220,000 litres of water tumble over the waterfall... per second that is(!)
  • Mount Ruapehu: Today we'll check out Mt Ruapehu, an active stratovolcano elevated almost 2,800 metres into the air!
  • Mount Ruapehu: See even more of the sights made famous by "The Lord of the Rings."
  • Kaikoura: We'll take a spectacular drive along the Kaikoura Coast, and pay a visit to a nearby seal colony. Yup, it's a coastal cuteness overload.
  • Arthur's Pass: Check out the village that has been a haven for mountain climbers for over a century. Better keep your camera ready and eyes peeled - because this is spot where you might be able to get a glimpse of rare alpine parrots AKA Keas.
  • Wanaka: A lake town with views for days, surrounded by beech forests, alpine lakes, and wilderness glaciers.

Make Travel Matter®

  • Rotorua: On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, we'll head to National Kiwi Hatchery near Rotorua to learn all about the locals' efforts to protect New Zealand's adorable national bird.
  • Kaikoura: On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, we'll meet eco-warrior Sabrina Leucht, who has dedicated many years of her life to helping New Zealand's injured native birds... and is now working to establish the region's first wildlife hospital.
  • Hokitika: The South Island is known for Pounamu (in fact, it’s even named after the stuff.) Today in Hokitika, we’ll meet with a local Māori Guide, who’ll tell us all about the connection between the illustrious greenstone and the Māori people. After that, we’ll go and check some out for ourselves.

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Tour...

Auckland

Arrow Going To

Queenstown

Group ToursThis is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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