New Zealand Journey

10/24/2018 through 03/21/2019
10/24/2018 through 03/24/2019
G Adventures

New Zealand Journey
Spend 11 days exploring the North and South Islands of this small country packed with wonders. Travelling by train, gondola, boat, and plane, connect with locals in artsy beach towns, walk through an ancient rain forest, and learn about local legends and cuisine from the Maori. Take a deep breath to fill your lungs with the impossibly clean air here – and fill your soul with the legendary Kiwi spirit.

Highlights
Sample wine with local experts on Waiheke Island, learn about Maori myths and traditions, experience the geothermal mysteries of Rotorua, glide along the TranzAlpine railway, relax at a rainforest lodge, cruise through Fiordland National Park searching for wildlife and waterfalls

Accommodation
Hotels (9 nts), cruise boat (1 nt, seasonal).

Group Leader
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Group Size Notes
Max 16, Avg 12.

Meals Included
10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

What’s Included
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Waiheke Island Wineries, Waiheke Island
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Maori Elder, Rotorua. Bridal Veil Falls visit. Farm visit with local lunch. Raglan harbour cruise. Waitomo Caves tour. Traditional Maori hangi feast and entertainment. Orientation walk in Christchurch. Scenic TranzAlpine train. Ride the Queenstown gondola. Wilderness day cruise (winter) or overnight cruise (summer) on Fiordland National Park. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Auckland
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Day 2 Auckland
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Day 3 Auckland/Raglan
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Day 4 Raglan/Rotorua
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Day 5 Rotorua/Christchurch
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Day 6 Christchurch/Franz Josef
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Day 7 Franz Josef
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Day 8 Franz Josef/Queenstown
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Day 9 Queenstown/Fiordland National Park
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Day 10 Fiordland National Park/Queenstown
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Day 11 Queenstown
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