New Zealand - Suggested Itinerary


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New Zealand

15 Days This adventure not only enables you to bond as a family and help conserve penguin habitats and thus help secure their future; you also get to be in awe at the splendor of the South Island: charming Christchurch, encountering whales and dolphins, kayaking in the clear waters of Abel Tasman, take a heli flight up to hike on a glacier, fly, hike and jet boat, explore Queenstown, and fly to Milford Sound...all in luxury. Highlights
  • Securing the future of blue penguins by maintaining their habitats
  • Spot whales by helicopter
  • Spot dolphins...even swim with them
  • Cruise and kayak in Abel Tasman National Park
  • Heli-hike to a glacier
  • Fly, hike and jet boat near Wanaka
  • Get your thrills in Queenstown
  • Heli flight to Milford Sound and glaciers
  • Luxury lodges and superb food and wine
Day by Day Outline
    Day 1 Arrive Christchurch, met at airport, transfer to your coastal luxury hotel, Hapuku Lodge, dinner
    Day 2 Heli-flight to spot whales, then boat trip to see or swim with dolphins, dinner
    Day 3 Drive through Marlborough to Motueka, stay at Split Apple Retreat, dinner
    Day 4 Kayak and cruise in Abel Tasman National Park, gourmet lunch on board, dinner
    Day 5 Drive down to Hokitika, stay at Rimu Lodge
    Day 6 Transfer to Franz Josef, heli-hike on a glacier, stay at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, dinner
    Day 7 Flight, hike and jet boat ride; drive on to Wanaka, stay at Silverpine, dinner
    Day 8 Drive to Queenstown, rest of day at leisure, stay at Matakauri Lodge, dinner
    Day 9 Heli-flight to Milford Sound and glacier landing. Rest of day at leisure to enjoy other activities, such as bungee jump, wine tasting, jet boat ride, lake cruise, Lord of the Rings 4WD tour, dinner
    Day 10 Drive to Oamaru, stay at Pen-y-Bryn, dinner
    Day 11-13 Help maintain penguin habitats, lunch, dinner
    Day 14 Drive to Christchurch, city tour, stay at The George, dinner
    Day 15 Transfer to the airport and fly out
Price Guide
    $15,595 (£12,603, €14,788) per person, based on a minimum of two people traveling, twin share, self-drive
This price includes:
  • Luxury lodges and hotels throughout
  • Prestige Lexus Hybrid or similar
  • Expert local guides
  • Lunches whilst volunteering
  • Your chosen activities in Queenstown
  • A $350 donation to penguin conservation
  • All breakfasts
This price excludes:
  • International flights (naturally we can arrange these for you in your chosen class)
  • Visas - most nationalities do not need one
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance (compulsory - we can arrange this for you)
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Customizing your trip

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This itinerary is designed to give you a flavor of what is possible in New Zealand
  • You can customize this trip to suit your specific requirements
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Our suggestions to customize this itinerary:

    • Savor the silence by taking an overnight boat trip into Doubtful Sound or out on Great Barrier Island
    • Head to Stewart Island in search of kiwi
    • Take a helicopter flight to the volcanic White Island
    • Sail and swim with dolphins in the Bay of Islands
    • Encounter boiling mud, geysers and hot pools in Rotorua
    • Enjoy world class wines in the Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, or Waiheke Island

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