From the waterfront city of Auckland to the spectacular Southern Alps, New Zealand is blessed with an array of natural wonders. By far the best way to appreciate these is on foot and by boat, and this active trip maximises the time spent in the outdoors. Whether it’s sailing through waterways, hiking between volcanic peaks or jetboating through Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand is a country that always exceeds expectations. Make the most of this striking country with this jam-packed itinerary that includes many of the highlights en route.
All breakfasts and 2 dinners
All accommodation (see itinerary)
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Single accommodation (available on request)
Visas or vaccinations
Citizens of the United Kingdom, most EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa do not currently require a visa to travel to New Zealand.
Vaccines and Health
There are no specific health risks.
Weather and Seasonality
Weather in New Zealand is very changeable throughout the year and all months are moderately wet. Fine sunny spells can happen at any time of year but the departures have been timed to coincide with the best chance of good weather; although you should come prepared for rain. The temperature in Auckland will vary from approximately 11-30C (min-max) from October-March however it will be slightly cooler in October. The weather on the South Island will be slightly cooler with a range of temperatures of approx 7-20C (min-max). As New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are opposite to those in the UK. Summer runs from December to February, spring September to November and autumn March to May. Adverse weather may require changes to the itinerary. The guide will discuss these with the group.
Eating and Drinking
The itinerary includes 18 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
Breakfasts will be either supplied by the accommodation or by the guides for you. We will always be able to purchase lunches on the run but can also facilitate creating sandwiches at your accommodation and have these stored in our on-board fridge. Morning tea / coffee stops are available at your own cost.