New Zealand adventure vacation

“Make Milford Sound, Buller River and Fox Glacier your adventure playgrounds as you walk, kayak and jet boat from Auckland to Christchurch with all of NZ in between.”

Highlights

Auckland | Tiri Tiri Matangi Reserve | Rotorua | Huka Falls | Tongariro National Park | Tongariro Crossing | Wellington | Cook Strait | Marlborough | Abel Tasman National Park | Motueka | Buller River | Punakaiki | Fox Glacier | Okaroto | Wanaka | Matukitiki | Milford Sound | Inner Sound | Queenstown | Mount Cook National Park | Christchurch | Canterbury Plains | Optional activities include a scenic flight over Tongariro Crossing, helicopter ride and walk over Fox Glacier and bungee jumping in Queenstown |

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10 Dec 2020
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Our top tip:
Most of the hotels/motels are pretty good, some with kitchen and laundry facilities, so don't feel like you have to pack the kitchen sink just plenty of layers, mozzi spray and waterproofs should do the trick.
Trip type:
Small group. Avg 12. Min age 18.
Activity level:
Moderate/Challenging. Several days spent walking in remote and challenging environments.
Accomm:
17 nights in comfortable en-suite hotels and 1 night on a cruise ship with 2 bed cabins and shared facilities.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, listed activities and tour leader.
Meals:
All breakfasts and 2 dinners.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single room supps apply in hotels only.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Conservation:
We are involved in conservation efforts for the Black Stilt (or Kaki in Maori ) which is one of New Zealandís most endangered birds. We donate to the Department of Conservation who run the Kaki recovery programme near the town of Twizel in the Mackenzie Basin. Here the birds are bred and rehabilitated in to the wild after a number of months. Our entry into National Parks such as Tongariro, Mt. Aspiring, Mt. Cook and Abel Tasman also contribute to the upkeep of these incredibly beautiful places and the wildlife which inhabits them.

UK Office:
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Community:
Although this trip is largely nature based, we are keen to integrate history and culture of the indigenous Maori community. In Rotoura we visit a Maori bathhouse and museum which helps clients to understand the history of the region. Afterwards we go to the Marae (ceremonial ground) where our Maori hosts welcome us and induct us into some of their customs before delivering a traditional concert and hangi (traditional meal). This is all operated by the local Iwi, who distribute all earnings amongst their community.

Group Size:
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.

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