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Ultimate Explorer (27 days) from Auckland - top rated by National Geographic - Flying Kiwi
27 days

Ultimate Explorer (27 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:
7251
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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 adventure tour Ultimate Explorer (27 days) from Auckland - top rated by National Geographic, you have a 27 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 30 other destinations in New Zealand. Ultimate Explorer (27 days) from Auckland - top rated by National Geographic includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1: AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS
    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: BAY OF ISLANDS
  3. DAY 3: BAY OF ISLANDS - OREWA
  4. DAY 4: OREWA - AUCKLAND - COROMANDEL
  5. DAY 5: COROMANDEL - ROTORUA
  6. DAY 6: ROTORUA - TURANGI
  7. DAY 7: TURANGI - PAEKAKARIKI
  8. DAY 8: PAEKAKARIKI - WELLINGTON - PICTON
  9. DAY 9: PICTON - KAIKOURA
  10. DAY 10: KAIKOURA - CHRISTCHURCH - RANGITATA
  11. DAY 11: RANGITATA - LAKE TEKAPO
  12. DAY 12: LAKE TEKAPO - AORAKI MT COOK - MOERAKI
  13. DAY 13: MOERAKI - DUNEDIN
  14. DAY 14: DUNEDIN - HOLLYFORD
  15. DAY 15: HOLLYFORD - TE ANAU
  16. DAY 16: TE ANAU - QUEENSTOWN
  17. DAY 17: QUEENSTOWN
  18. DAY 18: QUEENSTOWN - LAKE WANAKA
  19. DAY 19: LAKE WANAKA - GLACIER COUNTRY
  20. DAY 20: GLACIER COUNTRY - OKARITO
  21. DAY 21: OKARITO - PUNAKAIKI
  22. DAY 22: PUNAKAIKI - ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  23. DAY 23: ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  24. DAY 24: ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
  25. DAY 25: ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK - WELLINGTON
  26. DAY 26: WELLINGTON - NEW PLYMOUTH
  27. DAY 27: NEW PLYMOUTH - AUCKLAND
    End point Outside Grand Millennium Hotel, 106 - 110 Vincent Street, Auckland, 106 Vincent Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand 18:00
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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
2 nights
Camping
24 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.6
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.6
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  • Ultimate Explorer (27 days) from Auckland - top rated by National Geographic reviewer 1
    January 17, 2020
    It was perfect. The organization was excellent. Delicious food, interesting places to visit, unique campsites. Very good price. Highly recommend.
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Eli! Great to hear you enjoyed your trip :)
    Trip date: December 2019
  • SM
    May 11, 2019
    The experience was great, Becca was amazing and the 3 days planned by Aaron & Becca were amazing. Great trip – I only booked 4 days but stayed for 25. I honestly loved the tour and having Becca made it amazing! She always went above and beyond
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Great to hear and thanks for the review Stephanie :)
    Trip date: March 2019
  • EN
    April 15, 2019
    Amazing trip. The thought and organization that the Flying Kiwi team put into their tours is incredible. My tour guides were extremely helpful with anything we needed while on tour and the meals we cooked were delicious. As a solo traveler, this was a... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Wonderful, thank you for the review Elizabeth. We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip with us :)
    Trip date: March 2019
  • WG
    March 09, 2019
    Great itinerary and choice of activities; some of the camp sites were pretty dire. The busses are cramped and a bit out dated (uncomfortable & prone to mechanical faults). This is an issue because there are multiple long days on the bus. Our guide... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    Thank you for your review Wendy and it was great meeting you on your final days of tour to discuss these matters although I’m surprised to hear of your issues with our buses which were only built 2-3 years ago, making them some of the newest providing... Show more
    Trip date: February 2019
  • Ultimate Explorer (27 days) from Auckland - top rated by National Geographic reviewer 5
    February 26, 2018
    A highly enjoyable 27 day tour in New Zealand, starting and finishing in Auckland. Flying Kiwi have fine-tuned their tours to cover as much as possible on both islands and they cover a lot of ground so expect to spend at least a few hours on the bus... Show more
    Flying Kiwi commented on this review
    thanks scott and a perfect explanation of our trips. As you say we squeeze a lot in though we should mentioned our trip is the longest out there at 28 days....most other companies squeeze it into 21 but thats not for us! :)
    Trip date: January 2018

Dates & Availability

27 days
Ultimate Explorer (27 days) from Auckland - top rated by National Geographic
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  • What type of cabins will be provided?

    The cabins vary a lot from camp to camp, but are mostly basic rooms with just a bed, bottom sheet, pillow and pillow case. Bedding is usually included or otherwise can be hired. Some places are a little bit fancier and offer more hotel/motel style accommodation, especially if you chose the ensuite option.

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