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Kakapo - Active Adventures
Kakapo - Active Adventures
7 reviews
+9 Destinations
New Zealand South Island


  • Get your adrenalin-pumping on a Queenstown adventure
  • Cruise on the tranquil waters of mystical Milford Sound
  • Tantalise your tastebuds with delicious South Island wines
Age range
16 to 90 year olds
Hotel, Lodge, Chalet
Max Group Size
Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
Walking Tour, Whale watching, Discovery, Hiking & Trekking, Wine tasting
Active Adventures
Start in Nelson and end in Queenstown! With the walking tour Kakapo, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Nelson, New Zealand and 9 other destinations in New Zealand. Kakapo is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Visit winery, Abel Tasman National Park
  2. Day 2: Scenic boat journey, walk on Abel Tasman Coast Track
  3. Day 3: Walk the Queen Charlotte Track, Marlborough Sounds
  4. Day 4: Walk the Queen Charlotte Track
  5. Day 5: Forrest Estate Winery, walk Kaikoura peninsula
  6. Day 6: Whale watch Kaikoura, fly to Queenstown
  7. Day 7: Queenstown, free day
  8. Day 8: Visit Te Anau, nature cruise Milford Sound
  9. Day 9: Walk the Milford Track, Helicopter Flight to Martins Bay, view seal colony
  10. Day 10: Jet boat along Lake McKerrow & walk the Hollyford Track
  11. Day 11: Depart

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Flights

  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Insurance

7 Reviews

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  • M
    Written on December 2, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a trip of a lifetime! New Zealand is a nature lovers paradise! It is also an outdoor playground. The scenery, mountains, fjords, sounds, forest, trees, are beautiful beyond words. Every time I thought I’d seen it all, there was more. The tour was... Read more

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  • R
    Written on December 2, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Beautiful Country, Beautiful people, and two great team leaders

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  • F
    Written on October 1, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded my expectations in every way. From the faultless organisation, the excellent guides, the food, the locations and the stars of the show; the flora and fauna of New Zealand. What made it special was the camaraderie between the group and the... Read more

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  • J
    Written on February 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just a great trip, great itinerary, with great guides (Claire and Holly)! We did the Elegant South, and the sights, walks (Kiwi, for hikes), and accommodations were outstanding.

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  • C
    Written on February 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our trip was amazing in all aspects. The beautiful places we went, our guides, the food etc were all wonderful.

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  • M
    Written on February 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything was first rate all the way! Even when our bus had mechanical issues the team stepped up and flew us to Milford Sound so we wouldn't miss our scheduled boat tour. The food was always amazing and all of our accommodations were top notch! Our guides... Read more

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  • D
    Written on February 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our two women leaders were excellent. Our group of nine was fabulous. The scenery was breathtaking. The Kiwis we met along the way were the most polite and warm people I have encountered in my many travels around the world. This is must for everyone's... Read more

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    • Saturday
      Feb 22, 2020
      from Nelson
      11 Days
      Mar 3, 2020
      to Queenstown
      Only 3 seats left
      USD $8,923

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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,531 km.
    • Nelson (New Zealand)
    • 46 km
    • Abel Tasman NP (New Zealand)
    • 95 km
    • Picton (New Zealand)
    • 273 km
    • Christchurch (New Zealand)
    • 151 km
    • Kaikoura (New Zealand)
    • 498 km
    • Queenstown (New Zealand)
    • 85 km
    • Te Anau (New Zealand)
    • 84 km
    • Milford Sound (New Zealand)
    • 95 km
    • Fiordland National Park (New Zealand)
    • 122 km
    • Lake Mckerrow (New Zealand)
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