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CURATED EXPERIENCE: Immersive Itinerary

Gold New Zealand Adventure

Day 1 | Arrival at Rotorua

After arriving in Auckland, you will collect your rental vehicle and begin your journey to Rotorua to stay at the Black Swan Hotel.

On the way, stop off in Waitomo and take part in the Lost World abseiling excursion that starts with a massive 100 metre descent!

Day 2 | White Island helicopter excursion

Experience the thrill of landing on both Mount Tarawera and White Island.

The contrast between these two volcanoes couldn’t be more amazing, from the active crater floor and steaming crater lake of White Island to the heights of Mount Tarawera‘s summit where you will enjoy spectacular vistas of the Volcanoes craters and the surrounding Lakes district.

Day 3 | Rafting & mountain biking

Start your day by rafting Grade 5 rapids including 3 waterfalls from 1m, 3m and 7m high. This trip boasts the world’s largest commercially rafted waterfall.

This afternoon choose from over 140kms of purpose built tracks tailored to all skill levels for a 3-4 hour ride through forestry back roads, single track and fun jump trails surrounded by beautiful native and pine forests.

Day 4 | Arrival at Motueka

Today you will fly from Rotorua to Nelson.

Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle and make your way to The Resurgence Eco Lodge.

This afternoon is at your leisure to explore the region and relax into your surroundings.

Day 5 | Kayaking Abel Tasman

Today you will explore Abel Tasman with a full day kayaking tour.

This stunning day trip that covers the entire marine reserve from start to finish. Starting at Awaroa, then paddle south, focusing on the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and its playful inhabitants - the NZ fur seal, Kekeno.

After a great picnic lunch on one of the beautiful beaches explore south along the carved granite coastline through to the tranquil lagoons and golden sand of the 'heart of the park' and finishing at Bark Bay.

Day 6 | Day at leisure

Today is yours at leisure in Motueka.

Perhaps explore the wineries and sip on some of New Zealand’s finest Sauvignon Blanc or head out for a hike on one of the many hiking trails in the area.

 

Day 7 | Arrival at Mt Cook

Today you will fly from Nelson to Christchurch.

Upon arrival in Christchurch you will collect your rental vehicle and drive to Mt Cook.

Perhaps stop off at Tekapo along the way and visit the famous Church of the Good Shepherd.

Day 8 | Tasman glacier heli hike

Fly over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations on the lower reaches of the Glacier to a location 3000m above sea level.

Venture on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps; equipped with glacier boots and crampons and spend the next 2 hours in another world in the mountains.

On the return flight home, you’ll fly close by the massive 1,000 metre high Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Mt Cook.

Day 9 | Arrival in Queenstown

Today you will take a leisurely drive from Mt Cook towards Queenstown.

Along the way choose to stop off and view the Clay Cliffs or at the famous Lindis Pass lookout for that perfect photo opportunity.

Once you have checked into your villa Lakefront Luxury, this evening is at your leisure to enjoy Queenstown.

Day 10 | Bungy & Milford Sound

Take to the skies in more ways than one today.

Head to the unmissable Milford Sound, fly the length of Milford Sound past sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls, out to the Tasman Sea, land on a wild West Coast beach on the return trip land upon Mt Tutoko glacier.

This afternoon challenge yourself with a bungy where it all started; the Kawarau Bridge.

 

Day 11 | Full day hike

Today is your chance to explore some of the regions best hikes.

Perhaps head to Glenorchy and explore the first part of the infamous Routeburn Track or head over to Wanaka and delve into the Matukituki Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park.

Day 12 | Canyoning

Your final adventure in Queenstown is a half day canyoning adventure.

Descend and explore the canyon by zip line, abseil waterfalls, plunge into natural pools and float down narrow passageways and chutes - all in beautiful natural surroundings.

Day 13 | Homeward Bound

Time to depart - already planning your return to beautiful New Zealand.

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