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Walking in New Zealand (Oct Onwards) - Explore!
19 days

Walking in New Zealand (Oct Onwards)

From Auckland to Christchurch
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Age range:
14 to 99 year olds
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US $6,350
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Places You’ll See

  • Auckland
  • Rotorua
  • Tongariro National Park
    Tongariro National Park
  • Wellington
  • Picton
  • Abel Tasman NP
    Abel Tasman NP
  • Punakaiki
  • Hokitika
  • Wanaka
  • Queenstown
  • Te Anau
    Te Anau
  • Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
  • Mount Cook
    Mount Cook
  • Christchurch
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  • Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua
  • Walk the spectacular Tongariro Crossing
  • Discover the scenic Abel Tasman National Park by boat
  • Walk to the terminal face of spectacular Fox Glacier


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Auckland
  2. Day 2: Travel south through Waikato region to volcanic Rotorua
  3. Day 3: Visit to Waimangu Valley geothermal park. Lake walk
  4. Day 4: Walk the iconic Tongariro Crossing
  5. Day 5: Explore Wellington
  6. Day 6: Cross the Cook Strait and Marlborough Sound to the South Island
  7. Day 7: Visit Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. Walk along Queen Charlotte Track
  8. Day 8: Explore Abel Tasman National Park by boat and on foot
  9. Day 9: Fossils, fur seals and Pororari River Track
  10. Day 10: Walk in glacial valley
  11. Day 11: Experience Gondwanaland. Drive to Wanaka
  12. Day 12: Free day to explore Wanaka
  13. Day 13: Discover Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. Explore Queentown
  14. Day 14: Walk part of the Kepler Track
  15. Day 15: Boat cruise on Milford Sound. Walk to Key Summit
  16. Day 16: Scenic drive to Twizel through the Lindis Pass. Free afternoon
  17. Day 17: Walking in the shadow of Mount Cook
  18. Day 18: Drive to Akaroa via Lake Tekapo
  19. Day 19: Trip ends in Christchurch
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What's included

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  • Guide
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  • Insurance
  • Optional
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    Reviews about this operator

    • May 17, 2019
      the trip contained a number of optional packages it would be useful to have some sort of price guidance on these so one could budget in advance.
      Review collected by Explore!
    • May 17, 2019
      I would just like to reiterate how good the leader (Hans Korsika) was. He helped make the holiday one of the best I have ever had.
      Review collected by Explore!
    • May 17, 2019
      We enjoyed this trip so much we have just booked an Explore holiday in Sri Lanka in January 2020.
      Review collected by Explore!



    Walking in New Zealand (Oct Onwards)

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    • December 2019
    • January 2020
    • February 2020
    • March 2020
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    • Monday
      Dec 16, 2019
      from Auckland
      19 Days
      Jan 3, 2020
      to Christchurch
      8 seats left
      USD $6,350
      Sharing a twin room
    • Monday
      Nov 9, 2020
      from Auckland
      19 Days
      Nov 27, 2020
      to Christchurch
      10+ seats left
      USD $6,660
      Sharing a twin room
    • Monday
      Dec 21, 2020
      from Auckland
      19 Days
      Jan 8, 2021
      to Christchurch
      10+ seats left
      USD $6,660
      Sharing a twin room

    Frequently asked questions

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      • Is there a guide?

        A guide will accompany you on the tour.

      • Are meals included?

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