NZ Adventurer

Epic adventure tours for 18 to 35 year olds

NZ Adventurer

14Days    From  $3,034pp
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NZ Adventurer

NZ Adventurer

Discover iconic hotspots and hidden gems on this road trip through both of New Zealand’s islands. Taking in epic coastline and pristine beaches to create an exciting off-the-beaten-track adventure, for the perfect 14-day New Zealand experience.

Highlights

Tongariro Crossing

Traverse the world famous, best one-day hike in New Zealand.

Cathedral Cove

Golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track.

Abel Tasman

Discover the naturally formed archway and picturesque views.

Kaikoura

Experience the abundant wild life up close and personal.

Itinerary

Your tour may either start in Auckland or Christchurch. When starting in Christchurch your tour will run days 8-14 first in the below itinerary. Your starting location will be confirmed during the booking process.

Day 1

Auckland to Raglan

Our first stop is New Zealand’s iconic laid back surfer town - Raglan. Home to one of the world’s longest left hand breaks, you’ll have the chance to explore the rugged landscape, unique black sand beach and catch a few waves.

Day 2

Raglan to Taupō

The adventure continues to Waitomo, a town better known for what’s beneath it. Crawl, abseil, raft and squeeze your way through the dark abyss, lit only by the twinkling light of the glow worms above. After all that adventure it’s time for a beer by the stunning Lake Taupō.

Day 3

Taupō

Explore the magnificent lake jetboating, sailing or from 15,000ft above. Fancy a hike? Spend the day conquering one of the best one day walks in the World, Tongariro Crossing. Whatever you choose, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Taupō!

Day 4

Taupō to Rotorua

Say goodbye to Lake Taupo as we head to the geothermal centre of New Zealand, Rotorua. Luging, zorbing, white water rafting, cultural performances or simply marvelling at the unique geothermal landscape; there’s heaps to do here!

Day 5

Rotorua

Dive into a jam-packed day in and around Rotorua. Experience the world-famous movie set at Hobbiton, max-out relax in natural thermal hot springs, check out the bubbling mud pools, or discover the breathtaking redwood forests.

Day 6

Rotorua to Coromandel

After a few scenic stops on the stunning drive to Coromandel Peninsula, we arrive into the coastal town of Hahei. Explore the Gateway to Narnia at Cathedral Cove, spend the afternoon kayaking or swimming in the turquoise waters then catch the sunset from the natural hot pools on Hot Water Beach.

Day 7

Coromandel to Auckland

En route back to Auckland, discover amazing ‘off the beaten track’ places to visit as you soak in all those memories exploring New Zealand's North Island. Once back, catch a flight to Christchurch to continue your epic adventure in the South.

Day 8

Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

To kick off your South Island adventure, we travel up the coast to the beautiful resort town Hanmer Springs. The ultimate destination for adventure and relaxation, it's best known for it's natural hot pools and spas for pure indulgence.

Day 9

Hanmer Springs to Westport via Punakaiki

Today we drive one of three scenic passes across the Southern Alps to the west coast. The Lewis Pass takes us through unmodified beech forests, alpine wetland and along the Lewis River. We have plenty of distance to cover but we will have stunning landscapes & stops along the way including a stop to explore the famed Pancake Rocks and walk around the blowholes on our way to Westport.

Day 10

Westport to Abel Tasman

Drive the wild west coast with stops that include lighthouse views and seal colonies. As we head inland we drive through the scenic Nelson Lakes towards arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park, Abel Tasman. Spend the afternoon exploring the tiny town or go on an adventure to collect fresh green lipped mussels.

Day 11

Abel Tasman

Kick back on the beach or, if you’re feeling adventurous, discover the raw natural beauty of Abel Tasman National Park by hiking parts of the track or grab a kayak and spend the day along the coastal track. If you’re lucky, you might spot native wildlife such as the Tui or Tuatara.

Day 12

Golden Bay

Today we head to Golden Bay, home to New Zealand's longest sandspit along with stunning beaches and wildlife. Be ready for an adventure today, as we stop to explore the Ngārua Caves followed by a walk around Te Waikoropupū Springs, some of the clearest water you will see. Finally, follow the track to the most northern point on the South Island at Wharariki Beach.

Day 13

Abel Tasman to Marlborough

After a few epic adventures on our way out of town we head to the famed Marlborough Wine Region. Driving through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds we'll pop by Picton before settling into one of our favourite wineries. Have a sip or two of it’s world-famous Sauvignon Blanc and snap some insta worthy shots in the vineyards.

Day 13 cont

Marlborough to Kaikoura

Our drive continues on to Kaikoura, there are very few places in the world that can boast such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in this small community. As we come into town you'll notice the dramatic, rugged cliffs on the edge of town, which are as impressive as the whale watching and dolphin swimming.

Day 14

Kaikoura to Christchurch

Spend the morning ticking off the rest of your bucket list, whether it's spotting seals, searching for whales or swimming with dolphins. After a morning of adventure we will hop on the road for our final drive back to Christchurch. Say your goodbyes to your Wild Kiwi fam or convince them to continue the adventure through the funky neighbourhoods of Christchurch.

What’s included on every Wild Kiwi tour

Expert local guide/driverLuxury Travel VehiclesFlash-pack accommodationBreakfast everyday

What's also included on this tour

  • 2 Group Dinners
  • Surf Lesson at Raglan
  • Huka Falls Walking Loop
  • Mount Maunganui Summit Walk
  • Hot Water Beach (tide dependent)
  • Flight Between the North and South Island
  • Wine tasting in Marlborough
  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowhole Walk
  • Ohau Point and Cape Foulwind Seal Colonies
  • Abel Tasman National Park, Arguably One of the Best in New Zealand

Amazing trip! The itinerary is put together well to see all the highlights of the East Coast in two weeks, while still having enough time to indulge in each city’s unique atmosphere.

Frank Plessers
Belgium

The bus trips were excellent and traveling with a smaller group was far more fun then the larger tour groups. Got to see many things a long the way with plenty of stops. Would definitely recommend this trip. Made family and friends back home very jealous.

Luke Malynn
New Zealand

I could go on and on but I believe with other reviews, this company's reputation speaks for itself. Mahalo for a wonderful time. Aloha!

Florence James
United States

Why Wild Kiwi

Our Vehicles

Our vehicles get wolf whistles wherever they go – and for good reason, with massive windows to give you an incredible view (they’re tinted too, to protect you from baking in the sun), USB ports and enough leg room to stretch out. There’s also unlimited WIFI available – Talk about the high life!

Our Guides

We find epic humans with a love for NZ, a fondness for creating good times, and the gift of the gab when we put them behind the wheel, tasked with giving you the EXPERIENCE of a lifetime. Our experienced guides pride themselves on finding places a little off the beaten track to ensure your trip is a memorable one.

Small Groups

Despite what people say, we think small is best – when it comes to travelling, that is. It means you don’t get lost or left out in the chaos of a large group and you really get to know your fellow Wild Kiwis. Be prepared to make some awesome friendships with people from around the globe – we tend to get tight on our tours!

How it works

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Getting there

You can fly directly to Auckland with many international carriers, as well as domestically within New Zealand. Queens Wharf Bus Station lies just 27km from Auckland International Airport. From the airport, you can easily catch the Skybus for $19 NZD. Alternatively, you also have the choice of taking a taxi or Uber which are easily available.