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New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats - G Adventures
24 days

New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats

From Auckland to Wellington
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G Adventures
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  • See the giant kuari trees - one of the largest trees in the world
  • Head to the beach for a surf lesson
  • Visit the Cape Foulwind seal colony
  • Swim with dolphines

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family


Start in Auckland and end in Wellington! With the In-depth Cultural tour New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats, you have a 24 days tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 16 other destinations in New Zealand. New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Auckland
  2. Day 2: Auckland/Bay of Islands (1B, 1D)
  3. Day 3: Bay of Islands/Paihia (1B, 1L, 1D)
  4. Day 4: Paihia/Auckland (1B)
  5. Day 5: Auckland/Raglan (1B, 1L)
  6. Day 6: Raglan (1B, 1D)
  7. Day 7: Raglan/Rotorua (1B)
  8. Day 8: Rotorua/Taupo (1B)
  9. Day 9: Taupo/Wellington (1B)
  10. Day 10: Wellington/Abel Tasman National Park (1B, 1D)
  11. Day 11: Abel Tasman National Park (1B)
  12. Day 12: Abel Tasman National Park/Westport (1B, 1D)
  13. Day 13: Westport/Franz Josef (1B, 1D)
  14. Day 14: Franz Josef (1B)
  15. Day 15: Franz Josef/Queenstown (1B)
  16. Days 16-17: Queenstown (2B)
  17. Day 18: Queenstown/Te Anau
  18. Day 19: Te Anau/Central Otago (1B, 1D)
  19. Day 20: Central Otago (1B)
  20. Day 21: Wedderburn/Christchurch (1B)
  21. Day 22: Christchurch/Kaikoura (1B)
  22. Day 23: Kaikoura/Wellington (1B)
  23. Day 24: Wellington (1B)
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What's Included

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

Where You'll Stay

Berth / Cabin

Customer Reviews

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    · November 2nd, 2018
    It is a complete experience with a good balance of sport activities and cultural activities, while still leaving some down time for whatever you want to do
    Trip date: October 2018
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  • A
    · October 27th, 2018
    This was my 2nd g adventures tour and again it was fantastic! Very well organised, you get to experience so many different things and most importantly it was a huge amount of fun!
    Trip date: October 2018
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    · October 19th, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with g adventures. I made a lot of amazing people and visiting some of the nicest places Iv ever seen. The trip is very organised and well put together. Felt safe the whole time as I was travelling along.
    Trip date: September 2018
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    · September 8th, 2018
    All accomendations and transport is organized and included in the price so that you don't have to care about anything. The people as well as the guide were awesome.
    Trip date: August 2018
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  • A
    · August 31st, 2018
    The trip I participated in was so well organised and we saw so much in the space of twenty four days.
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 26th, 2018
    Perfect way to get to know the country - and you can be sure you won't miss a thing.
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 26th, 2018
    Very well organised by our amazing guide Scotty, who made our experience amazing.
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 22nd, 2018
    Because the tour allowed me to see all of New Zealand in a structured fashion, my CEO was knowledgable yet fun and I had the opportunity to meet some awesome people
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 12th, 2018
    Our tour guide Summer was amazing, she loves her job and showed us the best experience in NZL. Lots of local knowledge not just the average tourist experience.
    Trip date: July 2018
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  • A
    · August 11th, 2018
    This is the third trip I have been on with G and it's always well done, professional, organized etc
    Trip date: July 2018
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Dates & Availability

24 days
New Zealand Encompassed: Harbours & Houseboats
From Auckland to Wellington
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    New Zealand
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