Kakapo 21 Day Tour

23 Days / 22 Nights
From NZ$11,790 per person Double / Twin Share. Single price available on request.
Double / Twin Share. Single price available on request.

Enjoy seeing New Zealand at a leisurely pace with a group of like-minded travellers.  Maximum 18 people.
This tour is extremely popular and books out months in advance.

Highlights

  • Explore Russell, the first capital of New Zealand
  • Travel the dramatic highway through the Karangahake Gorge
  • Discover the bush-fringed lakes of Rotorua’s Lake Rotoiti and Lake Tarawera
  • Experience the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua
  • Visit the thundering Huka Falls and Wairakei geothermal power station
  • Take in the expansive views of three active volcanoes from Lake Taupo
  • Enjoy the wilderness of the Tongariro National Park in the central North Island
  • Explore New Zealand’s creative capital, Wellington
  • Take a memorable photograph of the Church of the Good Shepard on the shores of the
    turquoise-hued Lake Tekapo
  • See New Zealand’s highest mountain in the Aoraki/Mt Cook region
  • Drive through the diverse beauty of the Lindis Pass and Kawarau Gorge
  • Experience pure New Zealand at its finest with a visit to Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Tai Poutini Westland
    and Arthur’s Pass National Parks
  • Learn about Arrowtown’s place in New Zealand’s gold mining history
  • Explore the shores of the Great Southern Lakes of Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea
  • Take a walk through thick beech mountain forests in Haast Pass
  • Get up close and personal with the breath-taking Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier
  • Walk through native New Zealand rainforests and experience the powerful blow holes at the
    Punakaiki Pancake rocks
  • Drive the dramatic Otira Gorge highway to Arthur’s Pass and say hello to New Zealand’s cheeky
    mountain parrot, the Kea.

Departure Dates

14 Nov, 12 Dec, 5 Jan 2020 (limited), 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan (limited), 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov

Day 1:  Auckland's West Coast - Hokianga Harbour
After meeting everybody in Auckland your New Zealand adventure begins with a real local’s treat, Muriwai Beach on the West Coast, a Kiwi favourite. Follow your guide for a short stroll along the headland for stunning views of the Tasman Sea and gannet colony on the nearby clifftops.

Day 10:   Wellington - Nelson
We cruise on the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait and into beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton to plant our feet firmly on “Te Waka a Maui”, the South Island. Our first port of call is Forrest Wines for tasting and lunch with a local right in the heart of the world famous Marlborough sauvignon blanc region.

Day 19:  Franz Josef - Punakaiki
Your morning is free to discover Glacier Country and Westland, right in the heart of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. Walk to the Franz Josef Glacier Valley lookout take a guided wildlife cruise out on Okarito lagoon in search of the Kotuku - White Heron.

  • Comfortable, air conditioned coaches (max 18 travellers)
  • Quality accommodation handpicked for the best views and location, porterage included
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 special lunches
  • 1 picnic lunch in Abel Tasman National Park
  • 1 scenic flight - Milford Sound to Queenstown6 cruises - Hokianga Harbour, Hole in the Rock & Cape Brett,
    Lake Rotoiti, Interislander Ferry, Abel Tasman National Park, Milford Sound
  • Entry to Matakohe Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty House
  • Kawiti Glowworm Caves
  • Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua
  • Marlborough Wine Tasting

 

 

  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Wildlife Discovery Cruise
  • Waiheke Wine Tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Cape Reinga Half Day Tour
  • Rotorua Treetop Canopy Tour
  • White Island Active Volcano Helicopter Landing
  • Te Po Maori Indigenous Evening Hangi/Dinner
  • Guided Electric Bike Tour of Wellington
  • Wellington - Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary by Night
  • Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour

Description & Highlights

Enjoy seeing New Zealand at a leisurely pace with a group of like-minded travellers.  Maximum 18 people.
This tour is extremely popular and books out months in advance.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Auckland's West Coast - Hokianga Harbour
After meeting everybody in Auckland your New Zealand adventure begins with a real local’s treat, Muriwai Beach on the West Coast, a Kiwi favourite. Follow your guide for a short stroll along the headland for stunning views of the Tasman Sea and gannet colony on the nearby clifftops.

Day 10:   Wellington - Nelson
We cruise on the Interislander ferry across Cook Strait and into beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton to plant our feet firmly on “Te Waka a Maui”, the South Island. Our first port of call is Forrest Wines for tasting and lunch with a local right in the heart of the world famous Marlborough sauvignon blanc region.

Day 19:  Franz Josef - Punakaiki
Your morning is free to discover Glacier Country and Westland, right in the heart of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. Walk to the Franz Josef Glacier Valley lookout take a guided wildlife cruise out on Okarito lagoon in search of the Kotuku - White Heron.

Included In Package

  • Comfortable, air conditioned coaches (max 18 travellers)
  • Quality accommodation handpicked for the best views and location, porterage included
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 3 special lunches
  • 1 picnic lunch in Abel Tasman National Park
  • 1 scenic flight - Milford Sound to Queenstown6 cruises - Hokianga Harbour, Hole in the Rock & Cape Brett,
    Lake Rotoiti, Interislander Ferry, Abel Tasman National Park, Milford Sound
  • Entry to Matakohe Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty House
  • Kawiti Glowworm Caves
  • Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua
  • Marlborough Wine Tasting

 

 

Optional Extras

  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Wildlife Discovery Cruise
  • Waiheke Wine Tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Cape Reinga Half Day Tour
  • Rotorua Treetop Canopy Tour
  • White Island Active Volcano Helicopter Landing
  • Te Po Maori Indigenous Evening Hangi/Dinner
  • Guided Electric Bike Tour of Wellington
  • Wellington - Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary by Night
  • Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour
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