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Ultimate Explorer (28 days) from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic - Flying Kiwi
28 days

Ultimate Explorer (28 days) from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic

From Auckland to Auckland
Tour Operator:
Flying Kiwi
Max group size:
26
Age range:
18 to 65
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
2396
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Highlights

  • Travel through stunning alpine scenery to Milford Sound
  • Visit the famous Fox Glacier
  • Kayak the river in Paparoa National Park
  • Explore Abel Tasman National Park

Itinerary

Start and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Ultimate Explorer (28 days) from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic, you have a 28 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 29 other destinations in New Zealand. Ultimate Explorer (28 days) from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic includes accommodation in a hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1: AUCKLAND - HOT WATER BEACH
    Start point Outside Grand Millennium Hotel, 106 - 110 Vincent Street, Auckland, 106 Vincent Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 10:00
  2. DAY 2: HOT WATER BEACH - ROTORUA
  3. DAY 3: ROTORUA - TURANGI
  4. DAY 4: TURANGI - PAEKAKARIKI
  5. DAY 5: PAEKAKARIKI - WELLINGTON - PICTON
  6. DAY 6: PICTON - KAIKOURA
  7. DAY 7: KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH - RANGITATA
  8. DAY 8: RANGITATA - LAKE TEKAPO
  9. DAY 9: LAKE TEKAPO - MT COOK - MOERAKI
  10. DAY 10: MOERAKI - DUNEDIN
  11. DAY 11: DUNEDIN - FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK
  12. DAY 12: FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK - MILFORD SOUND - TE ANAU
  13. DAY 13: TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN
  14. DAY 14: QUEENSTOWN
  15. DAY 15: QUEENSTOWN - LAKE WANAKA
  16. DAY 16: LAKE WANAKA - GLACIER COUNTRY
  17. DAY 17: GLACIER COUNTRY - OKARITO
  18. DAY 18: OKARITO - PUNAKAIKI
  19. DAY 19: PUNAKAIKI - ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  20. DAY 20: ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  21. DAY 21: ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  22. DAY 22: ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK - WELLINGTON
  23. DAY 23: WELLINGTON - NEW PLYMOUTH
  24. DAY 24: NEW PLYMOUTH - AUCKLAND
  25. DAY 25: AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS
  26. DAY 26: BAY OF ISLANDS
  27. DAY 27: BAY OF ISLANDS - OREWA
  28. DAY 28: OREWA - AUCKLAND
    End point Outside Grand Millennium Hotel, 106 - 110 Vincent Street, Auckland, 106 Vincent Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 09:30
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
3x nights
Camping
24x nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.8
  • 4.5
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  • S
    December 12, 2019
    Wonderful guides, lovely group and amazing sites
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Sylvie, much appreciated. Cheers, Brenda
    Trip date: November 2019
  • M
    March 26, 2019
    Truly awesome. I had wanted to visit New Zealand for years and taking this tour was everything I imagined it would be. Our tour guides we're fantastic, friendly, and hard working. The food felt like home cooked, healthy, hearty meals. The hikes and... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for the review Myles - you've really summed up what we're all about! ????
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    Trip date: February 2019
  • DS
    February 24, 2019
    Absolutely amazing 4 weeks on the Ultimate Explorer Tour. I was instantly made to feel part of the team on arrival and never felt that anything was too much to ask of the Flying Kiwi team on board, Craig and Anna. No matter what your reasons for touring... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Fantastic, thanks Deirdre so pleased you enjoyed your trip! Our guides do an amazing job, I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Craig and Anna ????
    Trip date: December 2018
  • Ultimate Explorer (28 days) from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic reviewer 4
    January 16, 2019
    I have always dreamed about hiking and kayaking in New Zealand since I was a teenager but haven't made it there until now. I'm almost 70 so I thought I should not wait much longer and signed up for the 28-day Ultimate Explorer tour. I was a little bit... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing Katalin, and thank you also for choosing Flying Kiwi for your trip of a lifetime! We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations and I'll pass your comments onto the team. Happy travels and all the best, Brenda
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    Trip date: November 2018
  • SF
    February 15, 2018
    This tour was absolutely amazing!! Highly recommend, the tour guides were amazing!
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    thanks so much sally and so pleased you had a great trip - love the pic :)
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    Trip date: November 2017

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Ultimate Explorer (28 days) from Auckland - Top rated by National Geographic
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FAQs

    • Please can you tell me more about the type of accommodation on this trip?

      This is a camping based tour and accommodation is made in tents on a shared basis (2 people of the same gender per tent).

      There are options to upgrade to a single tent or cabins (in most locations) for an additional cost. The cost ranges from $10-$45 per night for a cabin with shared facilities to $25-$120 per night for an ensuite upgrade. These are subject to availability at the time of booking.

      However, please note that if you would be travelling during the school holidays and general peak season, there is a good chance, that upgrades will not be available at all campsites anymore.

    • Do we stay in camps during the tour? Is there a way to upgrade the accommodation?

      There are 4 nights where we stay in wilderness camps with no cabin upgrade options, so you are required to camp over there those nights.

    • Is there an upgrade available for the accommodations?

      To pre-book a cabin upgrades there is a one off Pre-booking Service Fee. You can upgrade to a basic double room with shared bathroom which will cost you per night, or upgrade to an en-suite room (where possible as not all camps have en-suite rooms) will also cost you per night.

      Once your Flying Kiwi tour is confirmed, we then contact each accommodation provider to check their availability and confirm costs. Please note all upgrades are subject to availability.

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