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Trip Overview

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.


Trip Itinerary

  1. Christchurch to Kaikoura


    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

  3. Nelson

  4. Nelson to Wellington

  5. Wellington

  6. Wellington to Tongariro National Park

  7. Tongariro National Park

  8. Tongariro National Park to Rotorua

  9. Rotorua

  10. Rotorua to Auckland


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


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


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


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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