Our Ultimate Explorer trip is the most popular all New Zealand tour and, quite possibly the best way you can see the real NZ. This trip will give you both action and relaxation while including the main cities and ensuring an unforgettable adventure experience. Imagine digging your own hot pool at the famous Hot Water Beach, hiking into rainforests and/or over coastal trails away from the crowds, enjoying stunning sunrises from lakeside campgrounds, having the option to Swim with the Dolphins in picturesque Kaikoura or just relaxing and enjoying the ever changing panoramic views of our countryside.
Taking in both the North and South Island you will visit the spectacular National Parks of Tongariro, Mount Cook, Mount Aspiring and the Abel Tasman. You will stay in extra-ordinary camp settings and friendly, personal hostels (in the main centres). Experience the enormity of New Zealand’s landscapes that have been made so popular by movies such as Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Throughout the country we have included some of the best activities as well as giving you more than enough time to experience some of the optional activities you can do throughout New Zealand that has made it the adventure playground of the world – including Bungy Jumping, natural thermal hot pools, Sea-Kayaking, and Black Water Rafting. You can also alternate travelling in our purpose built vehicles with optional bike riding and hiking on some of New Zealand’s best trails
Departs: Auckland – but contact us if it doesn’t quite fit – we are flexible!
Finishes: Auckland – but contact us if it doesn’t quite fit – we are flexible!
Groups: 28 people max
Duration: 27 or 28 days
Fitness Level: all levels
Accommodation & Food
Camping in commerical and department of conservation camps. Most nights you can upgrade to a cabin for a small fee. Tasty and healthy meals 3 times a day most days (check itinerary). Snacks and hot and cold drinks are sometimes included.
• All travel
• Side trips to remote areas & walking tracks
• Sports equipment on board
• Food & drinks
• Camp fees
• Amazing memories and plenty more
• Yes, you can start at any point, get off at any point for extended breaks and join the next bus passing through
• Optional activities aren’t included but we get good discounts and theres always free alternatives with sports gear on board
• Our average group size is around 26
• Cabin upgrades available most nights for a small fee