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10 Day - South to North Island Adventure Tour (All inclusive)

Action & Adventure is packed into this trip. Walk or kayak the pristine coastline of the Abel Tasman National Park, raft or horse trek at the epic River Valley Lodge and surf the world-class breaks at Raglan. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. This 10 day North & South Island tour is the ultimate for the adventurous traveller visiting Kaikoura and Abel Tasman before heading to the North Island.


10 days


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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Accommodation (10 nights)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - FROMM Winery
    • Entry/Admission - Wellington
    • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
    • Entry/Admission - The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Kahu Kayaks

  • Day 1: Christchurch to Kaikoura

    Stop At: Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, 40 Fyffe Quay West End, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
    Check out the beautiful peninsula walkway finishing in south bay before making your way further south to the south island's most populated city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Dusky Lodge or similar

    Day 2: Kaikoura to Abel Tasman

    Stop At: Ohau Point Seal Colony, State Highway 1, Ohau Point, Kaikoura New Zealand
    Check out one of NZ's most populated seal colonies on your way to the marine capital of NZ, Kaikoura.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: FROMM Winery, 15, Godfrey Road, Blenheim 7272 New Zealand
    Wine tour and tasting along with cheese platters in the heart of the Marlborough wine region
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: TBC

    Day 3: Abel Tasman free day

    Stop At: Kahu Kayaks, 11 Marahau Valley Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
    Kayaking the coast and walking along the best bit of the famous coastal track will see you taking in beaches, caves and tidal lagoons in this magical national park.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: TBC

    Day 4: Abel Tasman to Wellington

    Stop At: Wellington Ferry Terminal,District of Freedom#8573311~!#, 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Interislander ferry service is New Zealand's original Cook Strait ferry. Sailing between Wellington and Picton, the Interislander journey is considered one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world and one of New Zealand's most iconic experiences.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island
    We have an early start to journey over to Picton to board the Interislander ferry across to the North Island. Arriving in Wellington mid-afternoon your Driver Guide will take you on a tour of the city, you then have some free time to soak up the vibes in the cool capital before checking out the nightlife.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Nomads Wellington or similar

    Day 5: Wellington to River Valley

    Stop At: Taihape, Taihape, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island
    Today we journey up the North Island to the ultimate adventure lodge - River Valley, situated amongst towering cliffs and bush-clad hills. River Valley Lodge offers grade five rafting on the Rangitikei River, scenic horse riding and an amazing dinner with homegrown produce. Spend the evening enjoying the delicious roast dinner and relaxing by the open fire.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: River Valley Lodge

    Day 6: River Valley to Taupo

    Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo Marina New Zealand
    At the heart of New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau sits the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo. This huge, shining expanse of water, moving between aquamarine blue and jade green, is crystal-clear to a depth of 13 metres. It is home to one of the best wild trout fisheries in the world, more than 30 species of water bird, several types of native fish and native koura (crayfish).Most days, the lake is beautifully calm, but its creation was one of the most spectacularly violent natural events in history. The gigantic Oruanui eruption, 27,000 years ago, shot volcanic debris 50km into the air, covered the North Island in a thick layer of volcanic ash, and created the caldera that is now the lake.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tiki Lodge or similar

    Day 7: Taupo to Rotorua

    Stop At: Huka Falls tracks, Huka Falls Road, Taupo New Zealand
    At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power with more than 220,000 litres of water per sec barreling over 11 meter high waterfall.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest, Long Mile Road The Redwoods, Rotorua 3046 New Zealand
    The history and culture surrounding the Whakarewarewa Forest, the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, diverse range of exotic tree species, mix of native undergrowth, panoramic views, and proximity to lakes, thermal areas and the city centre have made The Redwoods & Whakarewarewa Forest one of Rotorua’s most spectacular natural assets and one of the city’s greatest treasures.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
    This evening, experience the Tamaki Maori Village where you will be immersed in the traditions and cultural values of the Māori people. Participate in a pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony), learn about the history of the marae (village) and the Rotorua-area from a local Māori guide before feasting on some top kai (food) from the hāngi pit. Afterwards, gather around a blazing bonfire where you will enjoy Māori myths and legends before relaxing in a private forest spa pool and retiring for the night in a traditional carved whare moi (sleeping house).
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tamaki Maori Village

    Day 8: Rotorua to Waitomo

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
    We head off across rolling green farmland towards the King Country, home to New Zealand’s largest cave network; Waitomo. You’ll have a chance to check out the amazing caves and their famous glowworm residents, by joining a guided walking tour or by putting on a wetsuit and experiencing the incredible Black Water Rafting.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Stop At: The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo 3977, New Zealand
    Float down an underground river, slip into fast waters, jump off waterfalls and take in the magic of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave, on this 3-hour adventure.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Waitomo Homestead Cabins

    Day 9: Waitomo to Raglan

    Stop At: Bridal Veil Falls, Kawhia Road, Raglan New Zealand
    stop off for a walk to visit the very impressive 55m high Bridal Veil Falls.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Raglan, Raglan, Waikato Region, North Island
    Raglan is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline. Many people believe that Manu Bay on this coast has the longest, most accessible and consistent left-hand break in the world. This afternoon is your chance to try out the world-class surf or explore the awesome coastline.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: TBC

    Day 10: Raglan to Auckland

    Stop At: Raglan, Raglan, Waikato Region, North Island
    Perhaps an early morning surf as you’ll have a few hours to enjoy Raglan this morning before our journey to Auckland.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
    New Zealand’s biggest city has lots to offer and we arrive in the early afternoon so you can make the most of your time in the City of Sails. Tonight, join us for a taste of Auckland nightlife and celebrate the end of the tour.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    All Stars Inn - Hostel & Hotel Accommodation, 263 Bealey Avenue, Edgeware, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    TMACS Backpackers, 118-122 Nelson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Activity ID: V-35584P23

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