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High-octane or slow and steady? Actually, you don't have to choose - this trip switches up the pace every day. Learn local legends from the Maori people, go skydiving and hike one of the best one-day hikes in the world - with movie-worthy scenery, lush greenery and volcanic vistas along the way. Kia ora!

Worth noting…
A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on or after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress. This trip is a sector of the Kiwi Encounter.

This is a sector of the 17 Day Kiwi Encounter trip.

YOUR #TOPDECKER TRAVEL MOMENTS

Trip Itinerary

  1. Christchurch to Kaikoura

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    Are. You. Ready? Say hello to NZ, Topdecker! First things first: spot the wild fur seals getting their tan on as we roll into Kaikoura today. And this afternoon? Channel all those mermaid/man vibes on an optional dolphin swim, or take in the wild acrobatics from above deck – these little critters love to put on a show! Then: soak up the laid back atmosphere, take a short stroll to the beach for sunset and maybe visit a local bayside vendor for the freshest of crayfish (Kaikoura literally translates to ‘eat crayfish’). This is livin’...

    • Meals
      • Breakfast
    • Optional extras
      • Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura: from $180.00
  2. Kaikoura to Nelson

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  3. Nelson

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  4. Nelson to Wellington

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  5. Wellington

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  6. Wellington to Tongariro National Park

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  7. Tongariro National Park

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  8. Tongariro National Park to Rotorua

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  9. Rotorua

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  10. Rotorua to Auckland

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What's included

Included Experiences

  • Wine tasting in the Marlborough region
  • Visit Lake Taupo and Huka Falls
  • Traditional Hangi lunch
  • Overnight stay in a traditional Maori marae

Accommodation

-5 nights in hotels, 2 nights in lodges, 1 night in a cabin, 1 night in a traditional Maori marae

Transport

Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi

Optional activities

-Swim with dolphins in Kaikoura: from $180.00

-Kayaking and seal-spotting in Abel Tasman National Park: from $150.00

-Day tour of Abel Tasman National Park: from $92.00

-Skydiving in Abel Tasman National Park: from $329.00

-Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing: from $195.00

-Quad biking in Tongariro National Park: from $155.00

-Visit the Hobbiton movie set: from $124.00

-Canopy tour of Rotorua: from $159.00

-Visit a mud bath and spa: from $75.00

-Zorbing in Rotorua: from $45.00

-Whitewater rafting in Rotorua: from $90.00

-Waitomo Glowworm Caves: from $53.00

-Ruakuri Cave: from $76.00

-Blackwater rafting at Waitomo Caves: from $147.00

HOBBITON MOVIE SET TOUR - PRE-BOOK NOW

Hobbitton Optional Activity

 

Take a step into Tolkein’s dreams as we explore the Hobbiton movie set and learn how this fantasy world came to life on selected New Zealand Explorer trips. This ultimate bucket-list experience can now be booked online – check out all the deets below!

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