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NEW

ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

Average High Temperature (ºC / ºF)

CITY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC

Auckland 23 73 23 73 22 72 20 68 17 63 15 59 14 57 15 59 16 61 17 63 19 66 21 70

Paihia 24 75 25 77 23 73 21 70 19 66 17 63 16 61 16 61 17 63 19 66 21 70 23 73

Rotorua 23 73 23 73 21 70 18 64 15 59 13 55 12 54 13 55 15 59 17 63 19 66 21 70

Napier 24 75 24 75 23 73 20 68 17 63 14 57 14 57 15 59 17 63 19 66 21 70 23 73

Wellington 21 70 22 72 20 68 18 64 15 59 13 55 12 54 13 55 15 59 16 61 18 64 20 68

Nelson 22 72 22 72 21 70 18 64 15 59 13 55 12 54 13 55 15 59 17 63 19 66 20 68

Christchurch 22 72 22 72 20 68 17 63 14 57 11 52 11 52 12 54 14 57 17 63 19 66 21 70

Franz Josef 21 70 21 70 19 66 16 61 13 55 10 50 9 48 11 52 13 55 15 59 17 63 19 66

Queenstown 20 68 20 68 17 63 14 57 10 50 6 43 6 43 8 46 11 52 14 57 16 61 18 64

Dunedin 19 66 19 66 17 63 15 59 12 54 9 48 9 48 10 50 13 55 15 59 16 61 18 64


TRAVEL NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

New zealand

New Zealand is often referred to

as the Adventure Capital of the

World and it’s easy to see why.

Whether you’re on an organised

tour, in a campervan or hopping

on and off a bus at your own

pace, make sure you don’t miss

these amazing activities and tours

along the way. Further details can

be found over the next 40 pages.

See how many you can tick off on

your own Kiwi adventure.

Cape Reinga

Experience AUCKLAND

• Bridge Bungy

• Bridge Climb

• America’s Cup

Sailing Experience

• Waiheke Island Day Trip

• Great Barrier Island

overnight package

• Rangitoto Day Trip

Waiheke Island

Tamaki Heritage

Experience ROTORUA

• Tamaki Heritage Experiences

• Kaituna Rafting

• Kaituna Sledging

• Thermal Duo:

Wai-O-Tapu & Waimangu

• H2OGO

• Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

• Black Labyrinth Tour (Waitomo)

Ninety Mile Beach

Hokianga Harbour

Waipoua Forest

Mangonui

BAY OF ISLANDS

Auckland

Waitakere Ranges

Taranaki

Waitangi

Paihia Russell

Heaps of dolphins

& islands

Kaipara Harbour

Surf on one of

the best left hand

breaks in the world,

then chat with the

friendly locals

New Plymouth

Goat Island

Raglan

Wanganui

Coromandel

Peninsula

Coromandel

Whitianga

Waitomo Caves

Black water rafting

and glow worms! -

Make sure you say

hello to ‘curly’ at

the bar

Taumarunui

Lake Taupo

Tongariro

National Park

Whangamata

Paeroa

Bay Of Plenty

Tongariro

National Park

Great Barrier

Island

Blue Duck Station

Taihape

International gumboot

throwing arena - random

but hilarious

Palmerston North

Amazzzzing

beaches -

definitely check

out Cathedral

Cove and Hot

Water Beach.

Cathedral Cove

Hot Water Beach

Tauranga

Lake Rotorua

taupo

Rotorua

Learn about Maori

culture and witness a

tribal dance

Hastings

Bicycle +

vineyards

+ awesome

scenery = Fun!

Hawke’s Bay

NAPIER

Dune Rider

Experience BAY OF ISLANDS

• Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via

Ninety Mile Beach

• Discover the Bay - ‘Hole in

Rock’ Cruise

• Rock the Boat Overnight Cruise

• Tutukaka - Ultimate Poor

Knights Experience

Experience TONGARIRO

• 1 Day Tongariro Crossing

Lake

Waikaremoana

The“place to be”

for New Years, the

Rhythm & Vines

festival

Gisborne

Hukafalls Jet

Experience TAUPO

• Hukafalls Jet

• Skydive Taupo

Wellington

Masterton

Martinborough

Kapiti Island Nature

Experience WELLINGTON

• Kapiti Island Nature Day Tour

• Kapiti Island Nature

Overnight Tour

• Kiwi Night Tour

• Te Papa - The National Museum

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NEW ZEALAND

Ice Explorer

Shotover Jet

Experience Queenstown

• Kawarau Bungy

• Nevis Bungy

• Ledge Swing

• Ledge Bungy

• Funyak Safaris

• NZ One -

The Ultimate Skydive

• Shotover Jet

• Routeburn Track Guided

Walk - 1/2 day & full day

• Canyon Swing

• Queenstown Powder Packages

• Zip Trek

Experience doubtful &

milford sound

• Overnight Doubtful Sound

Cruise

• Overnight Milford Sound Cruise

Experience franz josef

• Ice Explorer & Hot Pools

Combo

Experience fox Glacier

• Fox It Up: Ice

Climbing Adventure

• Fox Trot: Half Day walk

Lake

TeAnau

Absolutely epic

natural beauty

around here.

Milford Sound is

a must do

Lake

Wanaka

Milford Sound

Wanaka

Glenorchy

doubtful sound

Te Anau

Riverton / Aparima

Foveaux Strait

Lake

Wakatipu

Half Moon Bay

Stewart Island

Haast

QUEENSTOWN

Experience NELSON

• Remote Coast Overnighter

• Soul Food

fox glacier

Lake

Pukaki

Lake

Ohau

Lake

Hawea

Southern Alps

Omarama

Greymouth

Lake

Tekapo

Hokitika

Aoraki/Mount Cook

Moeraki

Port Chalmers

Stop in at the

‘Zookeppers

Dunedin

Cafe’ for a

traditional

cheese roll,

Carazy university town - go

they’re good!

party with the ‘Scarfies’

(Students)!

Invercargill

The Catlins

State Forest Park

Bluff

Absolutely stunning

scenery, with all sorts

of cool wildlife running

around. Well worth the

trip over

There are glaciers here.

They are awesome.

Enough said!!

franz josef/waiau

It’s the

‘Adventure

capital of

the world’

- of course

it’s fun!

Go see the

‘pancake rocks’ Westport

- they’re rocks

that look like

pancakes

Punakaiki

Mount Hutt

NZ’s tallest mountain

epic views with beautiful

lakes. Some of the best

scenery in NZ

Temuka

Karamea

Takaka

Amazing in the summer,

vibrant arty/cafe buzz

going on.

Sweet natural

hot-springs

super relaxing

Hanmer Springs

Lyttelton

Farewell

Spit

Golden

Bay

Abel Tasman

National Park

Nelson

CHRISTCHURCH

Malborough

Picton

Experience kaikoura

• Whale Watching Kaikoura

• Dolphin Encounter Tour

Castle

Akaroa

Sea kayaking

beautiful

beaches,

seal, dolphins

awesomeness

Go whale

watching, no

seriously...

go whale

watching!

kaikoura

Blenheim

CHC Rebuild Cycle Tour

Experience CHRISTCHURCH

• Grade 5 White water rafting

• CHC Rebuild Cycle Tour

• Swimming with

Dolphins Akaroa

• Akaroa Harbour

Nature Cruises

Experience dunedin

• Castle, Peninsula and Wildlife

Combo

• Speights Brewery Tour

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KIWI EXPERIENCE

NEW ZEALAND

Why Kiwi Experience

This is the legendary New Zealand

travel network, offering you

some of the most unforgettable

experiences on the planet. Jump

on the adventure of a lifetime

and get amongst it! Awesome

hop-on hop-off bus adventures

for travellers, by travellers; Kiwi

Experience is New Zealand’s

original adventure company.

They’re celebrating being 25 years

young, so you know you’re in safe,

experienced and fun hands. Let

the good times roll!

Flexible Travel

Plans change – you may find something (or

someone) that stops you in your tracks.

We really don’t think this should ever be an

issue, so the lovely guys at Kiwi Experience

have given you over 25 different pass

options, and on all of them you can stay

where you want en route, for as long as

you like, no questions. When you’re ready,

hop back on the bus, where you want.

Remember this is your trip, you’re the boss.

Take your Time

The awesome thing about all of these

passes is you’ve got 12 months to kick off

your trip from your date of purchase. Then

it gets better, you have another 12 months

to complete your epic NZ adventure. This

is Kiwi pace, no stress, no worries and

definitely no rushing... get used to it.

GREG HART “MANGEE”

unlimited travel

Repeat your trip as often as you like within

12 months completely free of charge

on any of the ‘start anywhere’ passes!

(Subject to terms and conditions)

gets you to the heart of nz

Put the guide book down and let Kiwi

Experience show you all sorts of weird

and wonderfully unique New Zealand

experiences that definitely won’t be in

any book! Get under this utterly beautiful,

fantastically scenic and superbly heartpumping

country’s skin, trust us this will be

a journey you won’t forget anytime soon.

AWESOME Inclusions

To make sure your hard-earned cash goes

as far as possible, they’ve included loads of

unique experiences – boat cruises through

the stunning Milford Sound, Cathedral Cove

Driver Guides

Kiwi’s legendary Driver Guides are definitely the people to know, they are the difference between a

regular tour and the New Zealand experience of a lifetime! These guys will make sure your travelling

experience is one of a kind, free of hassle and stress. They’re 100% Kiwi, entertaining characters

and are totally passionate about their country. They are such an integral part of the experience; we

want you to meet one of them before you get there!

WHEN DID YOU START DRIVING FOR KIWI? 2007 HOW DID YOU GET

YOUR NICKNAME? Dancing on a pool table in Franz Josef wearing a

rather minimal outfit (man-G) WHATS ON YOUR IPOD? New Zealand tunes,

pop-rock, reggae, cheese music, Venga Boys, Bonnie Tyler FAVOURITE

KIWI STOP? Queenstown for social nightlife and Ferg Burger. Milford for

its dramatic scenery FAVOURITE KIWI ACTIVITY? Skydive Taupo and

Cathedral Cove Kayaking FAVOURITE KIWI MOMENT? Taking 50 passengers

to Mum and Dads for a BBQ MOST EMBARRASSING KIWI EXPERIENCE

MOMENT? Mmmmm… Locking myself under the coach (bag lockers) BEST SECRET SPOT IN NEW

ZEALAND? Not such a secret but it’s Milford Sound, the best part of NZ! FAVOURITE OVERNIGHT

ACCOMMODATION ON KIWI EXPERIENCE? Would be Bazil’s in Westport, old school backpackers and

the guys that run it (Ray and Steve) are true genuine kiwi lads that know how to look after you FIVE

TOP TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS TO NEW ZEALAND? 1) Get out of your comfort zone and scare yourself

2) Meet new people 3) Talk to the locals (unless they scare you) 4) Try new foods 5) Go big or go

home and trust your Driver Guide FAVOURITE FOOD SPOT Queenstown- Fergburger, and pies from

any bakery BEST PHOTO OPPORTUNITY Anywhere on the West Coast of the South Island

hike, digging your own hot pool at Hot

Water Beach, sandboarding at Ninety-

Mile Beach, Huka Falls, Karangahake

Gorge, Ruakuri Walk, Tawhai Falls, Cape

Foulwind, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and

Lake Matheson… just to name a few! Kiwi

Experience can always hook you up with

heaps of cool optional activities too,

and make sure there is a always a free

alternative wherever the bus stops!

How do overnight stops work

The big green dots on the map show where

your overnight stops will be. Just relax, the

drivers will sort you out with some ‘sweet

as’ accommodation which you pay for

locally as you go. You’re guaranteed a bed

for each overnight stop you make. In some

places it’s best to stay for at least a couple

of nights to get the most out of it – our

big favourites include Taupo, Franz Josef

and activity-central Queenstown.

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BAY & CAPE

AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND

FR

$207

3-4 DAYS

The Bay & Cape bus pass will take you

through the scenic north of the North

Island towards Paihia (gateway to the

Bay of Islands) and then on to the

northernmost point of New Zealand;

Cape Reinga, where two oceans meet.

AKLBCP

MILFORD EXPLORER

QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN

FR

$115

1 DAY

Often ranked as the world’s most

beautiful place, Milford Sound in

Fiordland National Park promises not

to disappoint by any stretch of the

imagination. It’s an absolute must-do

for anyone visiting the South Island.

NEW ZEALAND

ZQNMIL

GREEN NOT MEAN

PUNAKAIKI

PUNAKAIKI

FR

$294

MIN 4 DAYS

DEEP SOUTH

QUEENSTOWN

QUEENSTOWN

FR

$381

MIN 3 DAYS

Perched on the remote West Coast

near the Pancake Rocks, this rewarding

volunteering project focuses on

reforestation and environmental

conservation of the South Island’s

unique and beautiful landscapes.

NZDSPL

This is a journey into the deep south of

New Zealand. Start with the legendary

university city of Dunedin, the wild and

wonderful Catlins, Te Anau and the

stunning Milford Sound before partying

in buzzing Queenstown.

ZQNSOU

Please note: the ferry between the

North and South Island is not included

Twizel

Untouched beauty

and crystal clear skies

activity packages

Leave no stone unturned with these awesome add-on

activity packages. Save 5% compared to buying locally!

Wet ‘n’ Wild - FR $266

Includes Kaitiaki Whitewater Rafting (Rotorua), Kahu Kayaks

(Abel Tasman), Shotover Jet Boat (Queenstown).

Kiwi As - FR $419

Includes Glowworm Caves (Waitomo), Tamaki Maori Village

Encounter (Rotorua), Franz Josef Ice Explorer.

Adrenalin Junkie - FR $553

Includes Black Water Rafting, Black Labyrinth (Waitomo),

12000ft Skydive (Taupo) and AJ Hackett Nevis Bungy Jump.

*Available with the Whole Kit & Caboodle/Kitchen Sink/Chilly Bin/Long

Drop/Super Funky/Back Yard/Fush ‘n’ Chups/Jandal/Hokey Pokey/Tiki/

Rangi/Zephyr/Funky Chicken/Sheepdog/Top Dog/Kea/Buzzy Bee

CALL 1300 676 561 TO BOOK

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THE

FITZY

AUCKLAND

AUCKLAND

ADULTS

FR

$1,465

THE WHOLE KIT &

CABOODLE

Anywhere Where you started

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,640 / FR $1,683

Minimum travel

time: 29 Days

Tour Code: NZDFIT

Minimum travel

time: 29 Days

Tour Code: NZDWKC

NEW ZEALAND

fitzy Inclusions:

• Funky Chicken Pass - see opposite page

• Bay & Cape Pass and Milford Explorer day trip - see page 129

• 10 nights’ accommodation at Base Backpackers

• Free entry to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Hike the Franz Josef Glacier

• Skydive over the impressive Lake Wanaka

• Keep your eyes peeled as you go whale watching in Kaikoura

• Swim with the dolphins in the Bay of Islands

Meet The Fitzy, the absolute crème de la crème of all Kiwi

Experience adventures. This epic, all-singing-all-dancing pass will

guarantee you tick all the traveller must-dos from gentle strolls

around Lake Wanaka and seal spotting in Kaikoura to swimming in

the natural hot water at Hot Water Beach. NZ is all about heartracing

adrenalin activities and trust us it has lots of these! For the

brave amongst you, Kiwi’s legendary Driver Guides can also sign

you up to go zorbing in Rotorua, bungy jumping in Queenstown

(the second highest in the world!), glacier hiking in Franz Josef and

the blackwater rafting; we’ve only named a few!

Highlights

• Visit NZ’s largest cultural attraction, Te Papa Museum in Wellington

• Check out the Punakaiki’s incredible coastal formations, the Pancake Rocks

• Admire stunning views of Mt. Cook from Lake Pukaki

• Witness unbelievably glorious west coast sunsets

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Bungy jump in Queenstown with breathtaking views

• Free-style high country horse trekking in the River Valley’s wilderness

• Hike the Tongariro crossing taking in the amazing landscapes

• Go whale watching or for a swim with the dolphins in Kaikoura

CHILLY

BIN

Anywhere

Minimum travel

time: 25 Days

Tour Code: NZDCYB

Where you started

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,479 / FR $1,523

With all this adventure and beauty going on you’ll need somewhere

comfy to stay, so luckily the guys at Kiwi Experience have teamed

up with Base Backpackers to bring you 10 nights’ accommodation

at any of their hostels around the country as part of “The Fitzy”.

Not only that, we’ve also thrown in all the awesome extras you’d

get with the Bay & Cape pass, plus entry to Waitomo Caves. And a

free t-shirt! You can thank us later, in the mean time get yourself

“The Fitzy” and prepare for what will be a mind-blowing trip.

Highlights

• Watch the brave (or foolhardy) bungy jumping in Queenstown

• Visit Cathedral Cove for some spectacular coastal scenery

• Enjoy a close encounter with New Zealand’s fur seals in Cape Foulwind

• Explore the awe-inspiring Mount Aspiring National Park

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• See glowworms and other crazy stuff in underground caves in Waitomo

• Go zorbing, luging and try out all the activities at Agroventures in Rotorua

• Check out Dunedin’s Cadbury chocolate factory or Speight’s brewery tours

• Catch a water taxi to one of the stunning bays in the Abel Tasman National Park

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SUPER

FUNKY

Anywhere Where you started

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,431 / FR $1,475

RANGI

Anywhere

Where you started

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,244 / FR $1,288

Minimum travel

time: 27 Days

Tour Code: AKLSFP

Minimum travel

time: 22 Days

Tour Code: NZDRAN

NEW ZEALAND

Highlights

• Visit the sharply-winding canyon of Karangahake Gorge

• Enjoy stunning walkways high above the rushing water on Ruakuri Walk

• Take a day trip to the stunning fiord landscapes of Milford Sound

• Get active in Queenstown, adventure capital of New Zealand... and the world!

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Take in the stunning scenery while skydiving over the Lake Wanaka

• Experience a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast and concert in Rotorua

• Take a surfing lesson in Westport

• Cruise out to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ in Paihia

Highlights

• Check out pretty Tawhai Falls in the shadow of Mt. Doom

• Explore the outstandingly beautiful Bay of Islands

• Check out the geothermal attractions in and around Rotorua

• Take in the spectacular views of Lake Matheson

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Heli hike or take a scenic flight at the magnificent Franz Josef Glacier

• Go canyon swinging amidst the beautiful scenery of Queenstown

• Kayak around Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel Peninsula

• Punting on the Avon River in the revitalised ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch

FUNKY

CHICKEN

Anywhere Where you started

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,166 / FR $1,209

KEA

Christchurch

Auckland

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$809 / FR $853

Minimum travel

time: 20 Days

Tour Code: NZDCHI

Minimum travel

time: 15 Days

Tour Code: CHCKEA

Highlights

• Explore the vibrant waterfront district in Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’

• Walk Lake Matheson at Fox Glacier and see the nearby Franz Josef Glacier

• Stroll around Kaikoura Peninsula to spot the noisy seal colony

• Check out the remarkable sight of Taupo’s powerful Huka Falls

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Take a bungy jump or canyon swing over the rugged landscapes of Queenstown

• Try out skydiving over the geothermal scenery around the resort of Rotorua

• Go sailing on Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand

• Go kayaking out to Split Apple Rock and along to the golden bays.

Highlights

• Hike through the coastal scenery of Abel Tasman National Park

• Explore the geothermal hub of Rotorua

• Meet the whales, seals and dolphins in Kaikoura

• Get back to nature as you enjoy a swim at Nelson Lakes

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Check out an amusing and highly entertaining farm show in Rotorua

• Splash your way down the Shotover River with whitewater rafting in Queenstown

• Get competitive (and messy!) with a paintballing session in Franz Josef Glacier

• Breathe in the fresh air with glacier country kayaks on Lake Mapourika

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KITCHEN

SINK

Auckland Christchurch

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,567 / FR $1,614

TIKI

Auckland

Christchurch

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,183 / FR $1,230

Minimum travel

time: 24 Days

Tour Code: AKLKIT

Minimum travel

time: 18 Days

Tour Code: AKLTIK

NEW ZEALAND

Highlights

• Admire epic views of the lakeside resort of Wanaka from Mt. Iron

• Enjoy a Ruakuri bush walk in Waitomo, famous for its namesake caves

• Visit River Valley, situated amongst towering cliffs and bush-clad hills

• Check out the beautiful scenery of tranquil Lake Tekapo

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Try a skydive over scenic Nelson, the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park

• Go luging in Rotorua, the North Island’s premier outdoors adventure destination

• Swim with dolphins amidst the 144 islands in the aptly-named Bay of Islands

• Saddle up for a mountain bike ride in the beautiful Redwoods Forest

Highlights

• Explore swing bridges in the Karangahake Scenic Reserve

• Go crazy in the adrenalin-pumping adventure capital, Queenstown

• Catch the perfect mirror reflection of Mt. Cook on Lake Matheson

• Take an unforgettable cruise into the breathtaking Milford Sound

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Try out skydiving in Taupo with amazing views of the lake

• Visit the Volcanic Centre and the spectacular Tongariro Crossing

• Tie a rope to your ankles and jump off a bridge in Queenstown!

• Get yourself confused in the Puzzling World attraction in Wanaka

ZEPHYR

Auckland

Christchurch

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,159 / FR $1,206

SHEEPDOG

Auckland

Christchurch

ISIC / ADULTS

FR

$1,079 / FR $1,126

Minimum travel

time: 17 Days

Tour Code: AKLZEP

Minimum travel

time: 15 Days

Tour Code: AKLSHE

Highlights

• Explore Auckland and enjoy the great food, wine and nightlife

• Enjoy Frisbee golf in the outdoors adventure playground of Queenstown

• Stroll the harbourfront in Wellington, NZ’s capital of culture and cool

• Unwind and relax your bones in Taupo’s natural hot springs

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Visit Rotorua’s incredible geothermal park to see geysers and mud pools

• Trek in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand’s finest one-day hiking trail

• Take a boat cruise in the Bay of Islands to see the remarkable ‘Hole in the Rock’

• Enjoy the beautiful serenity of kayaking in Franz Josef

Highlights

• Heaps of scenic photo stops along the route, keep your cameras charged!

• Complete the awesome Cathedral Cove walk in the Coromandel Peninsula

• Take a hike up Wellington’s Mt. Victoria for spectacular views over NZ’s capital

• Enjoy a refreshing swim at Kaiteriteri beach

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Get your heart pumping with blackwater underground rafting in Waitomo Caves

• Launch yourself off a hill in an inflatable ball, or ‘Zorbing’, in Rotorua

• Take a high-speed jet boat ride to the base of Huka Falls in Taupo

• Get involved in a Maori culture evening, complete with ‘hangi’ feast

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GEYSERLAND

& LAKE

Auckland Auckland

FR

$408

NORTHERN

ROUND UP

Auckland Auckland

FR

$549

Minimum travel

time: 6 Days

Tour Code: AKLGLA

Minimum travel

time: 10 Days

Tour Code: AKLNOT

NEW ZEALAND

Highlights

• Dig your very own hot pool at Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel Peninsula

• Stroll through Redwoods Forest and admire New Zealand’s nature in Rotorua

• Hike up Mt. Tauhara in the North Island’s premier resort of Taupo

• Get amongst it as you take part in a native bush walk in Waitomo

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Kayak around beautiful Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel Peninsula

• Head underground on the Black Abyss

• Jump out of a plane with a daredevil skydive above Lake Taupo

• Get involved in culture evening, ‘hangi’ feast and overnight marae stay

Highlights

• Explore New Zealand’s history with a visit to the Karangahake Scenic Reserve

• Check out the museums and cultural attractions in Wellington

• Sunbathe on stunning Hot Water Beach

• Explore the steamy, smelly geothermal town of Rotorua

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Whitewater rafting in the River Valley for a real taste of NZ’s outdoor lifestyle

• Skydive over the stunning lakes and mountains scenery of Taupo

• Hike through the dramatic volcanic scenery of Tongariro National Park

• Check out the surreal filming location for Hobbiton

BUZZY

BEE

Auckland Queenstown

FR

$1,017

SOUTHERN

ROUND UP

Christchurch Christchurch

FR

$799

Minimum travel

time: 13 Days

Tour Code: AKLBUZ

Minimum travel

time: 10 Days

Tour Code: PCNSOU

Highlights

• Be refreshed lake jumping at Nelson Lakes

• Grab yourself a world-famous Fergburger in Queenstown - Mmmm!

• Admire lush West Coast native rainforest and mountain tops in Punakaiki

• See New Zealand’s largest geyser and a real Kiwi bird

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Grab a surf board and challenge the waves at Westport

• Visit the impressive limestone caves formed from 40 million year old dead fish

• Get a good dose of adrenalin skydiving, bungy jumping or jet boating in Taupo

• Go horse trekking and enjoy the amazing scenery in Westport

Highlights

• Go seal spotting amidst the dramatic scenery of the West Coast

• Dive into nature with a stop for swimming at Kaiteriteri

• Investigate the pancake rocks at Punakaiki

• Relax on Kaiteriteri’s golden sandy beaches

OPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Whitewater rafting on the Rangitata River between Queenstown and Christchurch

• Look out for whales, dolphins and seals in the marine town of Kaikoura

• Get your pulse racing with canyon swinging in the outdoors capital of Queenstown

• Splash out on helicopter hiking at the epic Franz Josef Glacier

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CAR HIRE

NEW ZEALAND

A self-drive holiday is a great

way to see everything you want

to see in New Zealand. You’ll

have the freedom to explore the

big cities, outside of which you’ll

find there’s very little traffic on

the gorgeously scenic roads!

Our aim is to make your car hire

experience as easy and stressfree

as possible. We offer fully

inclusive pre-paid car hire, and

we advise you upfront of any

locally payable extras. We only

work with the most renowned

global suppliers and the best

local operators, ensuring you the

highest level of service.

Driving Licence

A full valid driver’s licence with photograph

valid from your home country, otherwise an

international licence is required

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 21 years old,

but can vary between the car hire company

and location. Please check Terms and

Conditions with your Travel Expert when

making an enquiry or booking.

SELF-DRIVE IDEAS

Please see opposite page for our favourite self-drive routes in NZ, or check out these other

suggestions:

• Auckland & The Bay of Islands

• Coromandel & Rotorua/Taupo

• Auckland to Wellington via the Bay of Plenty, Napier & Martinborough

• South Island West Coast & Glaciers

• Christchurch to Dunedin/Catlins Coast

Our self-drive tours include accommodation, a co-pilot kit with a detailed itinerary, map and

handy hints about off-the-beaten track little gems that you wouldn’t otherwise know about.

CAR TYPES

Economy FR $31* per day

Compact FR $33* per day

Intermediate FR $36* per day

Full Size FR $68* per day

* Minimum rental periods and other conditions

apply. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations,

seasonal surcharges and may change depending

on city of pick up or drop off and season. These

are a ‘from’ guide only. Please see your STA Travel

Expert for more details.

DRIVING DISTANCES IN new zealand (GUIDE ONLY)

BETWEEN APPROX. DISTANCE APPROX. TRAVEL TIME

Auckland Paihia 227 kms / 141 miles 2 hrs 55 mins

Paihia Cape Reinga 212 kms / 132 miles 2 hrs 35 mins

Auckland Rotorua 233 kms / 145 miles 3 hrs

Rotorua Taupo 81 kms / 50 miles 1 hr 10 mins

Taupo Napier 141 kms / 88 miles 1 hr 45 mins

Taupo Wellington 371 kms / 230 miles 4 hrs 45 mins

Auckland Wellington 636 kms / 395 miles 8 hrs 10 mins

Picton Nelson 107 kms / 66 miles 1 hr 35 mins

Picton Kaikoura 156 kms / 97 miles 1 hr 55 mins

Kaikoura Christchurch 181 kms / 112 miles 2 hrs 25 mins

Christchurch Greymouth 241 kms / 150 miles 3 hrs 10 mins

Greymouth Franz Josef Glacier 170 kms / 106 miles 2 hrs 10 mins

Franz Josef Glacier Queenstown 355 kms / 220 miles 4 hrs 15 mins

Queenstown Milford Sound 286 kms / 178 miles 3 hrs 25mins

Queenstown Invercargill 187 kms / 116 miles 2 hrs 20 mins

Queenstown Dunedin 282 kms / 175 miles 3 hrs 35 mins

Dunedin Christchurch 359 kms / 223 miles 4 hrs 50 mins

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SELF-DRIVE HOLIDAYS

Our self-drives include a co-pilot

kit with a full itinerary, map and

helpful hints about all the cool,

off-the-beaten track places

you’ll encounter on your trip. If

you want to alter either of these

routes, ask your STA Travel Expert

to tailor-make an itinerary for

you. These two itineraries can also

be combined to make one mega

trip. Please note, prices include all

your accommodation but exclude

car hire as these costs are subject

to change. Ask your STA Travel

Expert for up-to-date prices.

NEW ZEALAND

NORTH ISLAND

SELF-DRIVE

Auckland

Wellington

FR

$1,105

13 DAYS

Highlights

• Relax on one of the beautiful secluded beaches in the Bay of Islands

• Discover the bubbling mud pools and geothermal pools of Rotorua

• Sip international, award-winning Pinot Noir in a vineyard around Martinborough

Inclusions

Accommodation: Motel/small hotel/B&B (12 nts) Includes:

Self-drive kit; backpack, selection of maps, 24-hour

assistance Note: Car hire & meals are not included. Total

distance: 1,037km Tour Code: AKLNIS

Depart Auckland for the Bay of Islands where you’ll spend two nights relaxing,

surrounded by a myriad of secluded beaches. On Day 3, return to Auckland for a night

in the city before you head back to nature and the dramatic and unspoilt coast of the

Coromandel Peninsula for your next two nights. With native Pohutukawa trees on the

western side and white sandy beaches on the east, treat yourself to a refreshing swim.

Day 6, it’s off to Rotorua for a couple of nights where you’ll see bubbling mud pools

and warm, colourful geothermal pools before heading to the untouched area of Lake

Taupo. Arrive in Napier on Day 9 for a couple of nights and take in its Art Deco feel and

Spanish Mission architecture before your next stop, Martinborough, famed for its Pinot

Noir. Finish up by exploring the many attractions of the nation’s capital, Wellington.

SOUTH ISLAND

SELF-DRIVE

Christchurch

Christchurch

FR

$1,174

12 DAYS

Highlights

• Swim with dolphins in the eco tourism destination of Kaikoura

• Admire the impressive scenery of Franz Josef/Fox Glacier and relax on the West Coast

• Get your adrenalin pumping with an adventure activity in Queenstown

Inclusions

Accommodation: Motel/small hotel/B&B (11 nts) Includes:

Self-drive kit; backpack, selection of maps, 24-hour

assistance Note: Car hire & meals are not included. Total

distance: 2,140km Tour Code: CHCSIS

Leave Christchurch for Kaikoura. With many activities on offer, perhaps snorkel,

swim with dolphins or go white water rafting whilst you’re here. You’ll then be off to

Blenheim, known for its wine! Next, travel to the golden beaches and National Parks

of Nelson for two nights before heading to Punakaiki Rocks. Arrive in Franz Josef/

Fox Glacier on Day 6, where glaciers, tranquil lakes and lush rainforest await, then get

daring and try a once-in-a-lifetime adventure activity amongst the incredible scenery

of Queenstown. Head to Te Anau on Day 9, a gateway to the wilderness of Fiordland

National Park, and stop at Nugget Point in the Caitlins area to see seals and penguins,

before arriving in Dunedin on Day 10. Travel to Mt Cook to find mountain ranges

stretching across the horizon and finishing up back in the vibrant city of Christchurch.

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CAMPERVAN HIRE IN NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is an absolute joy

to drive around in a motorhome,

giving you the freedom of the

open road. It often seems like

there are more campervans than

cars here, so popular have they

become as a way of seeing this

beautiful country. With just three

million inhabitants on the North

Island and around one million on

the South, there’s little traffic to

speak of, and you can frequently

drive for an hour or more without

passing another vehicle - leaving

you to enjoy this superlative

natural scenery all to yourself.

freedom & flexibility

With a campervan, you’re in charge and

you set the rules. You can plan your route

down to the last detail or you can go as

you please; there is no set itinerary. Wake

up when you feel like it, and decide what

to do when you’ve had a look outside at

the weather. No packing and unpacking

either, it’s like driving your own hotel!

NZ’s well-equipped campsites and holiday

parks can be found everywhere from cities

to national parks and right on the beach,

and you’ll be given a campsite directory

when you pick up your vehicle to make

planning easy. In many places, you can

even just pull off the highway in a scenic

spot to spend the night for free. Check

out our great value 5, 10 or 15-night DOC

Passes, which give you access to over 200

Department of Conservation campsites.

save money

Compared to car hire, a campervan can

seem like a more expensive option but

consider that it’s your accommodation as

well as your transport and you’ll soon be

saving the dollars. Shop at supermarkets

for the best value produce and cook your

own meals. Think of the fridge as your own

personal minibar, with a bottomless supply

of cold drinks and beers - who needs to go

to a bar when you’ve got the beach?

the perfect day

08:00 Wake up, smell the fresh air and

get ready for another adventure.

09:00 Fried or scrambled? Get your

eggs cooking how you like them

on the cooker in your campervan.

10:00 Grab a shower at the campsite (or

use your onboard shower if you

have one).

10:30 Unplug the water, gas and power

(very important this bit!) and it’s

time to get back on the road.

13:00 Fix yourself a picnic and find

somewhere gorgeous to enjoy it.

18:00 Rock up to your pre-booked

campsite or, in low season, just

turn up and take your chances.

19:30 Make yourself a delicious dinner

or cook outside on the barbecue!

21:00 Grab some beers and make plans.

three of our favourite campervan itineraries...

Auckland

Raglan

Waitomo

Coromandel

Whangamata

Mount Maunganui

Rotorua

Taupo

Auckland

Hobbiton

Rotorua

Taupo

Napier

Picton

Blenheim

Wellington

Kaikoura

Christchurch

Milford Sound

Greymouth

Franz Josef

Wanaka

Queenstown

Nelson

Blenheim

Kaikoura

Oamaru

Dunedin

Christchurch

GEYSERS & SURF NORTH TO SOUTH MOUNTAINS & FIORDS

Auckland Auckland (960kms/600 miles) Auckland Christchurch (1100 kms/685 miles) Christchurch Christchurch (2510 kms/1560 miles)

Head out of the big city and hang out for

a few days in the laid-back surf heaven of

Raglan. Travel inland via the spectacular

Waitomo Caves and Lake Taupo to the

geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Camp

right by the beach in Mt. Maunganui before

driving the full loop round the Coromandel

and returning back to Auckland.

Start with a visit to the Hobbiton film set

and a few action-packed days in Rotorua

and Taupo. Drop down to the Hawke’s Bay

wine region and explore art-deco Napier.

Camp right on the harbour in Wellington

and catch the Interislander across to Picton

on the South Island. Go whale watching in

Kaikoura and finish up in Christchurch.

This full loop of the South Island starts

with wine tasting in Blenheim and kayaking

in Abel Tasman. Drive the stunning west

coast road down to the alpine playground

of Queenstown, jumping-off point for

spectacular Milford Sound. Look for

penguin and albatross on Dunedin’s Otago

Peninsula and head back to Christchurch.

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BRITZ CAMPERVANS

All you need to worry about is

preparing for an unforgettable

free-wheeling adventure, whilst

Britz sort the rest! Britz offer a

huge range of campervans with

everything you could possibly

need for your trip; crockery,

linen, inclusive insurance,

unlimited kilometres, 24/7 onroad

assistance and awesome

discounts along the way. For travel

with peace of mind we recommend

the Bonus Pack. Britz’s philosophy

is easy - everything you need for

your travelling home on wheels.

Let the good times roll!

NEW ZEALAND

WHY BRITZ

• Straight-talking prices

• Vehicles for 21 yrs +

• Help’s always on hand with a 24/7 call

centre and on-road assistance

• Widest range of vehicles

• Explore even more of New Zealand with

Britz Bikes available as an extra hire item

with camper hire

• Discounts on multiple hires in Australia

and New Zealand

• Heaps of handy discounts on activities

and attractions

• For travel with peace of mind, be sure to

check out the Bonus Pack

SAVE SOME MONEY!

• Save 5% on long hires over 21 days +

• Save 5% on early bird bookings

(120 days or more before departure)

Pick-up / Drop off from

Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown

STANDARD Inclusions

• Unlimited kilometres

• Kitchen & living gear

• Rates include GST

(Goods & Services Tax) & all admin fees

• Extra driver fees

• Linen & bedding

• 24hr on-road assistance

(toll-free number)

• Vehicle liability of NZ $7,500

• Tourism radio

• Supermarket discount card

• Free travel wallet – with driving tips

& safety information

• New Zealand leading attractions map

• Airport transfer

• Britz Travel App - your personal guide

wherever you are!

• Driver goes free at

Waitomo Caves

HITOP

• Sleeps 3 (1 double, 1 single)

• Minimum hire age 21 yrs old

• Cold water only

• Fridge/freezer & sink

• 2 burner gas stove

• Kettle, toaster, microwave & gas bottle

• Radio & CD player

• Air-con & heating (drivers cab)

• Automatic & power-steering

VENTURER

• Sleeps 2 (1 king or 2 singles)

• Minimum hire age 21 yrs old

• Shower & toilet

• Slide out barbecue

• Fridge/freezer & sink

• Microwave & 3 burner gas stove

• Hot & cold water

• Radio, LCD TV & CD/DVD player

• Air-con & heating (drivers & main cab)

• Automatic & power-steering

FRONTIER

• Sleeps 6 (3 double beds)

• Minimum hire age 21 yrs old

• Fridge/freezer & sink

• Microwave & 4 burner gas stove

• Hot & cold water

• Radio, LCD TV & CD/DVD player

• Air-con & heating (drivers & main cab)

• Automatic & power-steering

FR

$33

FR

$45

FR

$57

BONUS PACK

• Accidental liability reduced

from NZ $7,500 to zero

• Extra cover for tyres/windscreens

• No one-way fees (if applicable)

• Picnic table & chairs

• Snow chains

• Pre-purchase gas for cooking &

heating

• Portable heater

• Road User Charge Recovery Fee

(if applicable)

CALL 1300 676 561 TO BOOK

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MIGHTY CAMPERVANS

NEW ZEALAND

If you want a no-fuss NZ

campervan adventure that’s

done your way and nobody

else’s, then look no further!

Mighty Campervans promises

to look after your purse strings

whilst providing safe, reliable

campervans, with the added peace

of mind that if something goes

wrong along the way, Mighty will

get on the case! Mighty also has a

fleet suitable for all travellers on a

budget, no matter what your age,

with two to four berths available.

All you need to do is grab some

mates, maybe a surfboard and

prepare for an awesome road trip!

WHY MIGHTY

• Perfect for the budget-savvy traveller

• Heaps of handy discounts on activities

and attractions

• Vehicles for 18 yrs +

• Help is always on hand with a 24/7

call centre and on-road assistance

• Huge choice of campers (we’ve just listed

a few of our favourites here)

• Straight-talking, no nonsense prices

and inclusions

• Discounts on multiple hires in Australia

and New Zealand

SAVE SOME MONEY!

• Save 5% on long hires over 21 days +

Pick -up / Drop off from

Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch

STANDARD Inclusions

• Unlimited kilometres

• Kitchen & living gear

• Rates include GST (Goods and Services Tax)

& all admin fees

• Linen & bedding

• 24hr on-road assistance (toll-free number)

• Mighty Light vehicle liability of NZ$3500

for the Lowball, Highball, Jackpot & Deuce

(NZ $5000 on the Double Up, and on the

Deuce from 01 April 2014)

• Mighty Travel App - your personal travel

guide wherever you are!

• Driver goes free to Waitomo Caves

THE ALMIGHTY - also includes

• Mighty Confident

(accident liability reduced to zero)

• Extra cover for tyres/windscreens

• Table & 1 camping chair per person

• Extra Driver Fees

• Road User Charge Recovery Fee

• Pre-purchase gas for cooking

& heating

LOWBALL

• Sleeps 2 (1 double bed)

• Minimum hire age 18 yrs old

• Chilly bin (esky) & sink

• Portable 2 burner gas stove

• AM/FM radio & CD player

• 5-speed manual & power-steering

• Cold water only

• Air-con & heating (driver’s cab)

JACKPOT

• Sleeps 3 (1 double bed, 1 overhead single)

• Minimum hire age 18 yrs old

• Fridge/freezer & sink

• Portable gas stove

• AM/FM radio & CD player

• 5-speed manual & power-steering

• Cold water only

• Air-con & heating (driver’s cab)

DOUBLE UP

• Sleeps 4 (2 double beds)

• Minimum hire age 21 yrs old

• Fridge/freezer & sink

• Toilet & shower

• Microwave & 4 burner gas stove

• AM/FM radio & CD player

• Automatic or manual

• Hot & cold water

• Air-con & heating

FR

$25

FR

$30

FR

$46

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TRAVELLERS AUTOBARN

Travellers Autobarn knows New Zealand

and it knows campervans, so you can sit

back and chill, knowing you’re in trusted

hands and these guys will sort out all

the nitty-gritty for you! It’s a fact that

a NZ road trip is an absolute must-do

when heading to this beautiful country

and what better way to do it than in

your very own (very affordable) superfunky

travelling home? You can pick a

car or a camper, pick up from Auckland

and drop off in Christchurch, pick up

from Christchurch and drop off in

Auckland, go for a week or go for a year

and go with one mate or two! All you

need to do is pack a sense of adventure,

get out here and get on the road!

NEW ZEALAND

why travellers autobarn

• Perfect for the budget-savvy traveller

• Heaps of handy discounts on activities

and attractions in NZ

• Vehicles for 18 yrs +

• Help’s always on hand with a 24/7 call

centre and on-road assistance

Sta travel exclusives!

• No one-way fees in NZ

• Free beach chairs & tables

Pick-up / Drop off from

Auckland and Christchurch

STANDARD Inclusions

• Unlimited kilometres

• Standard protection insurance with

an excess of NZ $2,500

• 24-hr on-road assistance

• Free extra drivers (up to three)

• Kitchen & living gear, linen, bedding,

beach chairs & tables

• Camping guides and maps

ESCAPE CAMPER

• Sleeps 2 (1 Queen Size bed)

• Minimum hire age 18 yrs old

• Esky & single burner gas cooker

• Kitchenette with sink & water supply

• Power supply (via powered campsite)

• Air-conditioning

• Sink with running water

• MP3 Compatible stereo

• 4-10 years old

• Power-steering

HAPPY CAMPER

• Sleeps 3 (1 double bed, 1 single bed)

• Minimum hire age 18 yrs old

• Fridge & sink with running water

• Power supply (via powered campsite)

• 2 burner gas cooker

• Self contained portable toilet

• Toaster & kettle

• CD/MP3 player

• 8-10 years old

• Power-steering

HAPPY KUGA CAMPER

FR

$36

FR

$45

FR

$55

* For travel with peace of mind be

sure to check out Protection Plus

PROTECTION PLUS

• Accidental liability reduced from

NZ $2,500 to zero

• Extra cover for tyres & windscreens

• Free Diesel Road Tax

(Happy Camper Deluxe only)

• Sleeps 3 (1 double bed, 1 single bed)

• Minimum hire age 18 yrs old

• Kitchenette with sink & water supply

• Power supply (via powered campsite)

• 2 burner gas cooker, toaster, microwave

• Self-contained portable toilet

• Air-con cabin

• CD/MP3 player

• 6-9 years old

• Manual & power-steering

HAPPY CAMPER DELUXE

FR

$69

• Sleeps 2 (1 Queen Size bed)

• Minimum hire age 18 yrs old

• Fridge

• Shower & toilet

• 3 burner gas cooker

• Power supply (via powered campsite)

• Sink with running hot & cold water

• Radio & CD player

• 6-10 years old

• Power-steering

CALL 1300 676 561 TO BOOK

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TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION PASSES

NEW ZEALAND

BASE JUMPING

ACCOMMODATION PASS

FR

$219

10 NIGHTS

NOMADS MAD

NIGHT PASS

FR

$164

7 NIGHTS

• Try out Base Hostels’ legendary bars for fantastic night life

• Stay in perfectly central locations throughout New Zealand

• Meet like minded travellers in the comfortable hostels

This pass is easy and flexible, meaning you aren’t locked into dates

and you can choose how fast you travel - it’s the perfect addition

to your transport pass or car/ campervan hire. Stay at any Base

hostels or affiliate which offers clean, good quality, fun, centrally

located accommodation with modern facilities and great staff.

Plus, their bars are legendary, so once you’ve checked in, it’s easy

to make a load of new friends! In terms locations, you’re covered

all the way from the Bay of Islands to Dunedin.

DOC

ACCOMMODATION PASS

5, 10, 15 NIGHTS

Vary your motorhome holiday around New Zealand by staying at

some of the best DOC (Department of Conservation) campsites

throughout the country. Buy five, ten or 15 nights, and choose

from over 200 campsites, all in beautiful locations. Whether you

fancy being tucked away in the bush, beside a babbling stream, in

the shadow of alpine peaks or near sandy beaches, you’ll get the

chance to relax in NZ’s idyllic landscapes, all in the comfort of your

home on wheels. Perfect!

KIWIRAIL

SCENIC

NZDBAJ

FR

$37

• Get in touch with nature and tuck yourself away in NZ’s scenery

• Stay in the comfort of your motorhome surrounded by amazing views

• With only basic facilities on site, experience the environment at its best

NZDDOC

7 Day North & South Island Pass Fr $578

14 Day North & South Island Pass Fr $672

21 Day North & South Island Pass Fr $768

Choose from the 7,14 or 21 Day North & South Island

Passes which can be used on the epic Northern Explorer rail

route (Auckland to Wellington), the Coastal Pacific (Picton

to Christchurch) and the scenic TranzAlpine (Christchurch to

Greymouth) services and are valid for unlimited InterIslander

ferry crossings too! Please also ask us about the new ‘Flexi Pass’

options which give you the freedom to roam anywhere in New

Zealand for between 3 and 9 days within a 6 month period.

1TRACK

• Nomads central locations are perfect for exploring

• Enjoy staying in some of the best hostels in the country

• Hop the hotspots at your own pace to see the country your way

The perfect way to explore NZ without the confines of planning

your journey and booking hostels ahead of time! Choose the

number of nights you want to stay with Nomads and move on at

your leisure. Nomads hostels are well located in the centre of all

the action in most New Zealand cities. Meet like-minded people as

you hop from place to place. These comfortable and clean hostels

will make your stay in New Zealand relaxed but exciting! Travelling

in Australia, Fiji and Thailand as well? Check out page 35.

KIWI HOLIDAY PARKS

& CAMPING GROUND PASS

7,10 OR 15 NIGHTS

• Explore New Zealand at your own pace without planning in advance

• Surrounded by nature, stay in some of the best camping grounds in NZ

• Try an activity or two with the mates you’ve made along the way

This is the perfect accommodation pass for those who want to

travel at their own pace and leisure. Pick seven, ten or 15 nights

and choose from more than 50 independently-owned holiday parks

and campgrounds in New Zealand. Located near forests, National

Parks and coastal areas, you’ll get the real Kiwi experience as you

spend each night surrounded by natural beauty. If you’re looking to

keep busy along the way, each site has nearby activities so you’ll

never be short of something to do.

INTER-ISLANDER

FERRY

NZNMNP

FR

$264

NZKIWI

FR

$44

ONE WAY

• Scenic, quick and comfortable travel between the North and South islands

• Wide range of on-board facilities - restaurants, bars, cinema and shops

• Stunning Marlborough Sounds scenery

The Inter-islander Ferry sails across the Cook Strait separating

NZ’s North and South Islands up to five times daily between the

cities of Wellington and Picton. The three-hour, 92km journey is

considered one of the most scenic ferry crossings in the world,

taking you through the picturesque waterways of the dramatic

Marlborough Sounds. Offering a convenient and comfortable way

to travel between the two islands, there’s also a comprehensive

range of onboard facilities to enjoy if you tire of the scenery.

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NEW ZEALAND

TOURING

NEW ZEALAND

TOP

5

MUST-DO’s

1. CRUISE THE IDYLLIC BAY OF ISLANDS

2. RUB NOSES WITH A FRIENDLY MAORI

3. CONQUER THE TONGARIRO CROSSING

4. SIP A SAUVIGNON IN MARLBOROUGH

5. GO KAYAKING IN MILFORD SOUND

AUCKLAND

PAIHIA

COROMANDEL

NEW

PLYMOUTH

ROTORUA

TAUPO

NAPIER

ABEL TASMAN

NELSON

FRANZ JOSEF

GLACIER

WESTPORT

GREYMOUTH

WELLINGTON

KAIKOURA

CHRISTCHURCH

WANAKA

QUEENSTOWN

INVERCARGILL

DUNEDIN


NEW ZEALAND ENCOMPASSED

Auckland Auckland

Paihia Bay of Islands

NEW ZEALAND

Auckland

Raglan

Rotorua

National Park

Abel Tasman

Wellington

NEW ZEALAND

Punakaiki

Kaikoura

Franz Josef

Christchurch

Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Otago Rail Trail

Highlights

• Snorkel and kayak the Bay of Islands

• Get face to face with Maori locals

• Conquer NZ’s epic Tongariro Crossing

• Get an adrenalin rush in Queenstown

• See the fiords of the Doubtful Sound

• Hike the beautiful Franz Josef Glacier

• Ride the waves at surf hotspot Raglan

• Check out Cape Foulwind seal colony

Departures 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

01 05 05 02 07 04 02 06 03 01 05 03

08 12 12 09 14 11 09 13 10 08 12 10

15 19 19 16 21 18 16 20 17 15 19 17

22 26 26 23 28 25 23 27 24 22 26 24

29 30 30 29 31

Inclusions

Trip Style: YOLO Service Level: Basic

Physical Grading: 3 Age Group:

Recommended for 18-39s Accommodation:

Hostels (10 nts), basic hotels (4 nts),

houseboat (1 nt), basic lodges (7 nts), boat

hostel (1 nt in summer, cabin in winter)

Transport: Bus, kayak, boat, ferry Meals:

23 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 11 dinners Budget:

Allow NZD$350-400 for meals not included

Group Leader: Chief Experience Officer (CEO),

local guides Group Size: Max 20, Avg 16 Tour

Code: GAONNZ

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(11 days, Auckland-Queenstown)

(GAONIS) Fr $3,699

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(21 days, Auckland-Auckland)

(GAONNS) Fr $2,999

Start the adventure

Immerse yourself fully in New Zealand’s out-of-this world scenery. Hike its awe-inspiring

mountains, volcanoes and glaciers, walk through rugged national parks, kayak in remote

fiords, ride through forests on a mountain bike, swim in geothermal hot pools, camp on

golden beaches and tour famous vineyards. Adrenalin junkies can get their next fix with

optional bungy jumping over emerald lakes, skydiving over pristine islands and surfing

Raglan’s crashing waves. This incredible trip will show you all of NZ’s hotspots, unique

wildlife and get you face-to-face with Maori culture. This is New Zealand, embrace it.

DAY

01

02-03

04

05-06

07-08

09

ITINERARY

Auckland

Arrive in the ‘City of Sails’ whenever you fancy today, just make sure you’re in the city for 6pm when

you’ll meet your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and group. Get out there and explore Auckland’s

glamorous waterfront, visit the Maritime Museum or head across the harbour to the nearby beauty

of Waiheke Island. The choice is yours!

Paihia (Bay of Islands)

Kick off by heading to a local reserve brimming with giant kauri trees, a native species of New

Zealand. Next up, dive in and snorkel amongst vibrant sea life at the Goat Island Marine Reserve

before you’re back on the road heading for Paihia in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is an

exquisite collection of 144 beautiful islands that are sure to dazzle. Jump on a houseboat which will

be your home for the next two days. There are plenty of optional activities; fishing, kayaking, target

shooting, shellfish gathering, dolphin spotting or walking on a remote island before you anchor up

at a secluded bay for the night. On Day 3, stroll around Paihia at your own pace or opt to visit the

Treaty House, a historic location where Europeans and Maori signed the Treaty of Waitangi in an

attempt to settle the issue of land ownership in the area. Overnight in a local lodge in Paihia and

then chill on the beach with mates and a barbecue. (2B, L, 2D)

Auckland

Enjoy the peace and serenity of Paihia for as long as possible this morning or get involved in an array

of heart-pumping and death-defying activities like skydiving or maybe something more mellow like

dolphin watching or fishing, which guarantee amazing and unforgettable views. Check out the historic

village of Russell before heading back to the big city! (B)

Raglan

Travel the North Island’s backroads to a remote conservation farm, admiring the native birds and

animals the farm’s ecosystem has attracted back to the area. Then kayak to a remote spot for a

picnic lunch before heading to surfer hotspot and artsy town of Raglan. Spend the night kipping at

an eco camp nestled snugly between native kiwi bush and ocean. The next morning wake up and surf

like a pro with an included surf lesson in a secluded part of the bay. All you need to worry about is

looking cool on the board! When you’re surfed out, you then have a number of choices; opt to go

mountain biking, bone carving with a local Maori or enjoy a boat cruise. By now you’re likely to have

worked up a hunger for some hearty fish and chips! Listen to a local story teller unravel and divulge

Maori history whilst you enjoy a mouth-watering dinner. (2B, L, D)

Rotorua / Tongariro National Park

For daredevils, opt to start the day with a caving trip or go tubing through a glow worm cave! Back

on the road you’ll head to Rotorua, visiting a geothermal area to see boiling mud pools and geysers.

Tonight, visit a Marae (traditional Maori meeting place) for a traditional ‘Hangi’ (feast) and to learn

about the famous and legendary Haka! Stock up on essential supplies this morning as it’s an early

start on Day 8 for trekking across the legendary Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand’s top-rated oneday

trek! Experience spectacular views while traversing the volcanic range, we guarantee this will

blow your socks off. (2B, 2D)

Wellington

Travel to New Zealand’s arty capital of Wellington this morning where you can check out the city and

visit Te Papa, the national museum; a must-see with incredible displays of historical Maori artefacts.

Later, see what Wellington’s nightlife has to offer with an optional group night out. (B)

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NEW ZEALAND

10-11

12

13-14

15-17

18

19-20

21

22

23

24

Abel Tasman National Park

Ferry across the scenic Cook Strait and enjoy views of the Marlborough Sounds and transfer to Abel

Tasman National Park, known best for its stunning white and golden sand beaches. What better way

to experience Abel Tasman than by staying in the heart of it? Spend Day 11 walking along a coastline

track to one of the world’s most scenic beaches. (2B, 2D)

Punakaiki

Take a morning drive through Buller Gorge to the West Coast of the South Island where you’ll see the

Cape Foulwind seal colony and admire Punakaiki’s incredible ‘Pancake Rocks’ followed by a night at a

beach camp. Show off your cooking skills as you create a group meal together! Opt to kayak into the

Paparoa National Park or trek some nature trails. (B, D)

Franz Josef Glacier

Continue along the coastal road towards the almighty Franz Josef Glacier, where you’ll spend the

night at a wilderness lodge set in the rainforest. Wake up to a free day for optional activities on Day

14. You can choose to go on various hikes onto the impressive glacier, opt for horseback riding or

quad biking. Then enjoy an afternoon of swimming in local hot pools. (2B, D)

Queenstown

Follow the wild West Coast road, snapping the picturesque Lake Matheson as you pass through

rainforest and end up in the adrenalin junkie’s heaven of Queenstown; the world’s original commercial

bungy jumping site. Go on, we dare you! On Days 16 and 17, maximise the electric atmosphere and

endless adrenalin-fuelled opportunities of Queenstown; jet boat, bungy, mountain bike, sky dive or

tour a vineyard. Do one, or cram in as many as possible! (3B)

Fiordland National Park / Doubtful Sound

Visit one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand; the amazing Fiordland National

Park. This remarkable natural environment boasts spectacular ice-carved fiords, lakes and valleys,

spectacular waterfalls and pristine mountains. Take a boat across Lake Manapouri and engage on a

guided kayak excursion before spending the night in a lodge on the edge of Doubtful Sound. (B, L, D)

Central Otago

Spend the morning checking out the mining country of Otago and spending tonight in a historic

miners’ hotel. On Day 20, drive to one of the best starting points of the historic Otago Rail Trail.

Spend part of the day cycling this disused railway route through stunning scenery, making essential

stops for local food and wine along the way. In the evening, you can opt to try your hand at luging or

curling (or both) at the only year-round curling facility in the whole of Australasia! (2B, D)

Christchurch

Drive through the utterly breathtaking Central Otago, stopping at historic towns to stock up for

picnic lunch, before you rock up at the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch. Enjoy a free afternoon of

exploration in this vibrant and increasingly revitalised city. (B)

Kaikoura

Leave Christchurch behind you and head to where the mountains meet the ocean, Kaikoura. This

beautiful spot is well-known as one of the top spots in the world to go whale watching. You’ll

have a free afternoon which you can choose to spend swimming with dolphins, visiting a colony of

southern fur seals or take a scenic flight over the peninsula. If you like birds, keep your eyes peeled

for big ocean birds such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. There are also plenty of options

to go hiking in the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains, part of the Southern Alps range, which provide an

awesome backdrop to the town’s picturesque landscape. (B)

Picton / Wellington

Visit the seal colony before embarking on the ferry from Picton to Wellington today and get deja-vu

from the beautiful vistas of the Cook Strait as you make your way back to the North Island. Spend

another night in Wellington, where a night on the town might be on the cards as you celebrate your

last night on tour. (B)

Lake Taupo / Auckland

Journey through the lunar-like landscapes that lie at the heart of the North Island this morning,

with the most dramatic scenery being around Tongariro National Park. Stop in the country town of

Tamaranui for lunch before continuing your drive northwards back to your starting point. Your tour

wraps up back in Auckland at around 7pm today. (B)

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Auckland Christchurch

Auckland

Paihia

Russell

Parry Kauri Park

Waitomo Caves

Taupo

Rotorua

Huka Falls

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

Picton

Arthur’s Wellington

Pass

Kaikoura

Hokitika

Franz Josef &

Hanmer Springs

Fox Glacier

Haast Pass

Christchurch

Wanaka

Lake Tekapo

Lake Ohau

Milford Sound

Queenstown

Dunedin

Highlights

• Relax in the beautiful Bay of Islands

• See 360° views from the Sky Tower

• Ride Queenstown’s Shotover Jet

• Tour the iconic Speight’s Brewery

• Check out Ohinemutu Maori village

• Admire the beauty of lakeside Wanaka

• Opt to heli-hike on Franz Josef Glacier

• Check out some live music in Dunedin

Departures 2014/15

START

FINISH

Jan 03 Jan 21

Jan 07 Jan 25

Jan 11 Jan 29

Jan 15 Feb 02

Jan 23 Feb 10

Feb 04 Feb 22

Feb 08 Feb 26

Feb 24 Mar 14

Mar 12 Mar 30

Mar 20 Apr 07

Apr 05 Apr 23

Apr 21 May 09

May 23 Jun 10

Jun 24 Jul 12

Jul 02 Jul 20

START

FINISH

Jul 10 Jul 28

Jul 18 Aug 05

Aug 11 Aug 29

Sep 04 Sep 22

Sep 12 Sep 30

Sep 28 Oct 16

Oct 14 Nov 01

Oct 30 Nov 17

Nov 15 Dec 03

Nov 23 Dec 11

Dec 01 Dec 19

Dec 13 Dec 31

Dec 17 Jan 04

Dec 25 Jan 12

Dec 29 Jan 16

START

FINISH

2015

Jan 02 Jan 20

Jan 06 Jan 24

Jan 10 Jan 28

Jan 14 Feb 01

Jan 22 Feb 09

Feb 03 Feb 21

Feb 07 Feb 25

Feb 23 Mar 13

Mar 11 Mar 29

Mar 19 Apr 06

Apr 04 Apr 22

Departures from 01 Oct 2014 will spend a night in Christchurch

and will no longer visit Hanmer Springs

Additional dates are available, please ask for details.

Inclusions

Service Level: Superior Age Group:

Recommended for 18-35s Accommodation:

Hotels (14 nts), lodges (4 nts) Transport:

Modern air-con coach with powerpoints for

charging Meals: 18 breakfasts, 6 dinners

Group Leader: Tour Manager and Driver team

Group Size: Max 51 Tour Code: CONGZAD

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The Big Tiki

(19 days, Christchurch to Auckland)

(CONGZCD) Fr $2,679

End in Queenstown

The Big Tiki

(17 days, Auckland to Queenstown)

(CONDZAD) Fr $2,499

On the map, NZ might look small, but this country seriously packs some punch! New Zealand

is brimming with out-of-this world landscapes, buzzing cities, unique cultural experiences,

quirky towns, divine food and wine as well as electrifying and exhilarating activities; you’d

be pushed to find another country that would even come close! This legendary trip, designed

exclusively for 18-35 year olds, will showcase and help you fully embrace all of NZ’s classic

hotspots in an amazing 19 days, with plenty of free time as well as group activities. All you

need to do is chill out and experience NZ’s best.

DAY

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

ITINERARY

Auckland / Bay of Islands

Meet up with your Tour Manager and new travel mates and leave the harbour city of Auckland

behind. Heading north to Paihia, it’s all about chilled-out vibes, amazing beaches and cool locals. Get

acquainted with the ‘winterless north’ by exploring NZ’s native bush at Parry Kauri Park, then indulge

in a kiwi favourite of fish ‘n’ chips for dinner. Is there any better way to start a trip? (D)

Bay of Islands

If relaxing and soaking up the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands sounds appealing, then today you

can do just that. Chill out and feel the sand between your toes on Paihia’s beach, take a boat cruise

through the islands of the bay, jump on the ferry over to the even more relaxed village of Russell,

get involved in some of Paihia’s pumping watersports (swimming with dolphins, anyone?), or visit the

Waitangi Treaty Grounds and learn about NZ’s history. Alternatively, you can opt for an exciting offroad

tour along Ninety-Mile Beach to include some sandboard surfing down the dunes! (B)

Auckland

Back to the urban attractions of Auckland where you’ll check out some of the city’s key spots,

including the glitzy harbourfront, on a sightseeing tour before heading up the iconic Sky Tower for

unforgettable 360-degree views of the city. Next up, party time! Make the most of the city’s buzzing

nightlife with an included VIP pass at a local favourite nightspot. (B)

Waitomo

Today you’ll check out NZ’s iconic native bird (they’re bigger than you think!) at Otorohanga’s Kiwi

House and Nature Park before reaching Waitomo, which is famous for its extensive subterranean cave

system. Get into the optional adrenalin activities that are on offer above and below ground before

enjoying a traditional NZ-style barbecue followed by chilling at tonight’s lodge accommodation. (B, D)

Rotorua

Head to Rotorua to uncover its awesome geothermal mud pools and geysers and explore the other

city sights before visiting a local farm show, a highly entertaining spectacle where you may even be

able to get involved in some sheep shearing! Tonight, indulge in a Maori hangi, a traditional meal

cooked slowly underground using hot rocks, complete with dance performance. (B, D)

Rotorua

Today get an in-depth look at the Maori people’s fascinating and unique culture and history as you

check out Ohinemutu Village with a local expert. After a cultural overload, chill to the max and take

full advantage of Rotorua’s geothermal environment and perhaps splash out on a spa treatment? (B)

Rotorua / Taupo

Make the most of Rotorua and check out its awesome bubbling mud pools before moving on to

Taupo’s thundering Huka Falls. As you arrive at the beautiful Lake Taupo, you can opt for a dinner

cruise on the lake tonight where you can fish, eat and party well into the night. (B)

Taupo / Wellington

After a morning stroll around Lake Taupo, sit back and enjoy the scenic lunar-style landscapes

along the remote Desert Road and the beautiful Kapiti Coast en-route to New Zealand’s capital city,

Wellington. Find your feet as you enjoy an orientation walk of this cosmopolitan city’s best bits,

including Mt. Victoria. Tonight is all about fun so get your groove on and enjoy an included VIP pass

at a funky local nightspot! (B)

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NEW ZEALAND

09

10

11-12

13-14

14-16

15-16

17

18

19

Wellington

Day at leisure to do your own thing. Maybe hit the shops along Lambton Quay or Cuba Street Mall

and shop til’ you drop at the chic markets and shopping districts. Wellington boasts some of the

country’s best coffee and cafés so taking a break with a ‘flat white’ is an absolute must. (B)

Hanmer Springs

You’ll now enjoy one of the most incredible ferry rides known to man as you leave the North

Island and head south for a complete change of scenery. You’ll cruise through the jaw-dropping

Marlborough Sounds where mountains covered in lush forest rise straight out of the sea. Have the

camera handy as you’ll get some remarkable photos. It’s then another staggering drive through

Marlborough’s wine country, down the wild and rugged east coast to see a seal colony before passing

through coastal town Kaikoura. From Kaikoura, head inland for the short drive up to Hanmer Springs.

Tonight you’ll enjoy Hanmer’s legendary hot pools which are, as we’re sure you’ll agree, the perfect

way to unwind. (B)

Christchurch / Hokitika / Franz Josef National Park

Prepare for more outstandingly beautiful views today as you journey south towards Christchurch and

then up and over the Southern Alps, stopping at Arthur’s Pass to admire the views. Enjoy a stop at

Hokitika where you’ll learn about NZ’s native greenstone and how it’s carved. Later, you’ll rock up at

NZ’s iconic glacial spot, Franz Josef, where you can prepare for tonight’s themed party! On Day 12,

the day is yours, so hitting the icy surroundings of the dramatic Franz Josef Glacier is an absolute

must. However you choose to explore, even if it’s just a gentle hike to the base of the Glacier, you

cannot fail to be impressed. If your budget will stretch to it, one of the very best tours you’ll ever do

in New Zealand is to jump aboard a helicopter for more challenging hiking higher up the Glacier. As

the helicopter drops you off, you’re left to strap on your crampons and grab your ice axe to find a

route across crevasses and through ice caves where you can see the blue and white ice to its most

beautiful and dramatic effect. (2B, D)

Wanaka / Queenstown

Today you’ll head through Haast Pass and Thunder Creek Falls before dropping into the lakeside

gem of Wanaka and the former goldrush village of Arrowtown before hitting Queenstown, the

world’s adventure capital. On Day 14, take a ride on the pulse-racing Shotover Jet boat before fully

submerging yourself into Queenstown’s super-fun vibes. By night, Queenstown is absolutely pumping,

so start the night out right with an included VIP nightclub entry. (2B)

Ski Queenstown Upgrade Option

Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling

in July or August! Opt to hit the awesome slopes either by ski or board for a full three days! (2B, D)

Queenstown

Queenstown, a place where anything involving the words adrenalin or adventure is absolutely

possible! From bungy jumps to canyon swings and speedboat rides through ‘Lord of the Rings’

territory, there’s no shortage of things to do. Make the most of these two days. (2B, D)

Dunedin

Today it’s a change of scene in the ‘student city’ of Dunedin, where you’ll sample the national

treasure and famous beer on a guided tour of the awesome Speight’s Brewery. Dunedin, whose name

comes from the Gaelic name for Edinburgh, was founded by Scottish settlers in the mid 19th Century

and retains a strong Scottish feel to its architecture. Take a stroll through the streets or head to ‘The

Octagon’ for some of the city’s best nightlife. (B)

Dunedin / Moeraki / Lake Ohau

This morning check out Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest street, then it’s onto Moeraki to see the

massive beach boulders. Next up you’ll stop at Oamaru and Benmore Dam before reaching the ohso-impressive

Lake Ohau with epic views of Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps. What more could you

possibly ask for? (B, D)

Lake Pukaki / Christchurch

Depart this morning, and get back on the road heading through MacKenzie Country towards

Christchurch. You’ll stop at Lake Pukaki, which boasts intensely blue glacial water like you won’t have

seen anywhere else in the world; and at Lake Tekapo, where there’s a chance for an optional scenic

glacier flight over Mt. Cook. Then you’ll be making tracks for the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch, where

your NZ adventure comes to an end upon arrival. (B)

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Auckland Christchurch

Auckland

NEW ZEALAND

Rotorua

Waitomo Caves

Taupo

Huka Falls

Tongariro N.P

NEW ZEALAND

Picton

Wellington

Arthur’s

Pass Kaikoura

Hokitika

Hanmer Springs

Franz Josef &

Fox Glacier

Christchurch

Haast Pass

Lake Tekapo

Milford Sound

Lake Ohau

Queenstown

Alexandra

Dunedin

Highlights

• Unleash your wild side in Queenstown

• Take a thrilling Shotover Jet boat ride

• See Auckland’s iconic harbour

• Taste a Maori hangi in Rotorua

• Pass the ‘Lord of the Rings’ country

• Cruise via the Marlborough Sounds

Travel over dramatic Arthur’s Pass

• Take a beer tasting tour of Speight’s

Departures 2014/15

START FINISH START FINISH

Jan 02 Jan 17 Jun 27 Jul 12

Jan 06 Jan 21 Jul 05 Jul 20

Jan 10 Jan 25 Jul 13 Jul 28

Jan 14 Jan 29 Jul 21 Aug 05

Jan 18 Feb 02 Aug 14 Aug 29

Jan 26 Feb 10 Sep 07 Sep 22

Feb 07 Feb 22 Sep 15 Sep 30

Feb 11 Feb 26 Oct 01 Oct 16

Feb 27 Mar 14 Oct 17 Nov 01

Mar 15 Mar 30 Nov 02 Nov 17

Mar 23 Apr 07 Nov 18 Dec 03

Apr 08 Apr 23 Nov 26 Dec 11

Apr 24 May 09 Dec 04 Dec 19

May 26 Jun 10 Dec 16 Dec 31

Inclusions

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Dec 20 Jan 04

Dec 28 Jan 12

2015

Jan 05 Jan 20

Jan 09 Jan 24

Jan 13 Jan 28

Jan 17 Feb 01

Jan 25 Feb 09

Feb 06 Feb 21

Feb 10 Feb 25

Feb 26 Mar 13

Mar 14 Mar 29

Mar 22 Apr 06

Apr 07 Apr 22

Departures from 01 Oct 2014 will spend a night in Christchurch

and will no longer visit Hanmer Springs

Additional dates are available, please ask for details.

Service Level: Superior Age Group:

Recommended for 18-35s Accommodation:

Hotels (11 nts), lodges (4 nts) Transport:

Modern air-con coach with powerpoints for

charging Meals: 15 breakfasts, 5 dinners

Group Leader: Tour Manager and Driver team

Group Size: Max 51 Tour Code: CONPZAD

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Kiwiana Panorama

(16 days, Christchurch-Auckland)

(CONPZCD) Fr $2,345

End in Queenstown

Kiwiana Panorama

(14 days, Auckland-Queenstown)

(CONBZAD) Fr $2,135

If the thought of new, exciting adventures is what gets you going then you need to check

out this 16-day tour of New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Taking in all the big-hitting

cities such as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, plus the geothermal

scenery of the North Island and the mountains of the South Island, you will see this magical

country at its finest. Even better, you’ll see it all with young travellers like yourself, ensuring

a fun and friendly way to travel. Bungy jumping, skiing, skydiving, beer sampling, chocolate

tasting, hiking, cruising and chilling could all be on the menu. Get stuck in and enjoy!

DAY

01

02

03-04

05-06

07

ITINERARY

Auckland / Waitomo

Starting in Auckland, the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, the stunning landscapes that

grace New Zealand will immediately strike you as volcanoes, islands and a truly beautiful harbour are

right at your doorstep. You’ll soon understand why this city is known as the ‘City of Sails’ and was

home to the famous America’s Cup. Visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Nature Park to get up close

to New Zealand’s iconic kiwi birds, and then it’s off to Waitomo’s spectacular limestone cave system.

Explore this remarkable subterranean world and get into its adrenalin pumping cave activities before

a traditional kiwi-style barbecue. (D)

Rotorua

If you want to experience real Maori traditions then there’s no better place than Rotorua, regarded

as the main centre of Maori culture in the North Island. You’ll see spurting geysers, boiling mud

pools and hot springs and find out that an ‘interesting’ sulphur smell awaits! After a tour of the

main sights, you’ll head to a farm show where you’ll witness some sheep shearing and can even get

involved if you’re keen! Whilst you’re in this hub of Maori culture, feast your eyes on a traditional

dance performance. Send your tastebuds soaring with a traditional Hangi meal cooked on hot rocks

in an underground pit and hear about the mythology of New Zealand’s fascinating indigenous people.

This is pure Maori culture, close up! (B, D)

Rotorua / Lake Taupo

Delve deeper into Maori culture this morning and visit Ohinemutu village with a local guide - it’s the

perfect way to get in the know. With some free time in Rotorua, take advantage of the city’s awesome

thermal environment and splash out with a spa session or treatment, or race down a hillside strapped

inside a giant inflatable ball! Wander around Rotorua’s famous bubbling mud pools on Day 4, before

you check out the raging Huka Falls where 220,000 litres of water per second surges through a

narrow channel and then cascades over the falls. You’ll then have the chance to take a jet boat ride

here to get a completely different glimpse of it’s awesomeness. It’s then a short drive to Taupo,

a low-key resort town with some of the best trout fishing in the country and incredible views of

Tongariro National Park’s three volcanoes. Enjoy Taupo’s breezy pace and later opt for a dinner cruise

on the lake where you can fish, eat and party well into the night. (2B)

Wellington

Daydream out the window as you check out the incredible and dramatic landscapes along the Desert

Road, many of which were used as backdrops in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ book and films. Next up you’ll

arrive in the capital city of Wellington where an orientation walk will showcase Mt. Victoria, the

city’s funky shops, street festivals, galleries, cool cafés and trendy bars. Experience ‘Welly’s’ electric

nightlife this evening with an included VIP pass at a local nightspot. With a full day in this amazing

city on Day 6, you’re going to wonder how you can fit everything in. Take a walk along the beautiful

harbour, uncover New Zealand’s heritage and culture at Te Papa (the National Museum), take a cable

car ride, do the optional Wairarapa Wine Trail or Kapiti quad bikes or simply chill out on alternative

Cuba Street. Here you can watch street performers, explore the retro shops, grab some amazing

ethnic foods and some of the country’s best coffee. (2B)

Hanmer Springs

Leave the North Island behind and head for a change of scenery in the South Island as you embark on

one of the most stunning ferry rides known to man. You’ll cruise through the Marlborough Sounds for

picture-perfect views. Back on land you’ll drive through the wine country taking in the wild, rugged

east coast passing through Kaikoura where you’ll stop off at a seal colony before heading inland to

Hanmer Springs. Take to the water by night at the Hanmer Springs hot pools. (B)

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NEW ZEALAND

08-09

10

11

11-13

12-13

14

15

16

Christchurch / Hokitika / Franz Josef National Park

You head west today following Arthur’s Pass, checking out more A-class views of the Southern Alps

before you stop at the old gold rush town of Hokitika. Here you can see some traditional Maori art

and watch authentic carvers work with greenstone before continuing your journey onto the almighty

Franz Josef National Park, a true kiwi icon where lush bushland and glaciers almost reach the sea.

On Day 9, it’s your chance to experience the famous ice by grabbing an ice pick and heading out for

optional glacier walks, hikes or just chill in Franz Josef. Alternatively, you could take a helicopter ride

for a view from the air for an even more exhilarating experience. (2B, D)

Wanaka / Arrowtown / Queenstown

Keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of wildlife native to the remote West Coast as you head

through the stunning Haast Pass and Thunder Creek Falls. It’s then on to the majestic Lake Wanaka

for a stroll around the lake and a photostop. You’ll then check out tiny Arrowtown before hitting the

world’s adventure capital, the one you’ve all been waiting for, Queenstown. Cue drum roll... (B)

Queenstown

Wake up this morning with an exhilarating ride on the Shotover Jet before you enjoy Queenstown’s

awesome, adrenalin-fuelled vibes, where endless action and adventure await. This place isn’t for

the faint-hearted! Tonight grab your mates and dive right into the heart of Queenstown’s legendary

nightlife, good job you’ve got a free VIP nightclub entry! (B)

Ski Queenstown Upgrade Option

Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling

in July or August! Opt to hit the awesome slopes either by ski or board for a full three days. (2B, D)

Queenstown

Seriously, where to start? You’re going to have to choose your activities wisely here as you try and

cram as much as possible into two days. This is one of the most iconic places in the country with

everything from skiing (if in season) to bungy jumping to hiking to sky diving to horse riding to

whitewater rafting. You really are spoilt for choice. One thing all these outdoor activities have in

common is their shared backdrop of stunning scenery. We’d also like to recommend taking the time to

explore the truly breathtaking Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s gems and a real slice of paradise.

Voted as one of the world’s top destinations, it boasts epic scenery of gigantic mountains rising

straight from the sea and gorgeous waterfalls pouring down walls of rock to the deep waters of this

incredible fiord. Taking a cruise here is one of the best ways to see it in all its glory – chill out on the

deck and see if you can spot seals, dolphins, whales and penguins. At nighttime, back in Queenstown,

check out the resort’s cool bar and club scene, it’s a quality night out! (2B, D)

Dunedin

You leave the adventure capital this morning and make your way to studentville; Dunedin. By the time

you’ve reached Dunedin, you’ll be ready to sample all its delights. Despite its historic appearance, the

town boasts a vibrant and young population and they know how to have fun. Before hitting the bars,

check out Speight’s Brewery and try some delicious kiwi beer and get an idea for what local delights

are out there. After that, hit the bars and party at the city’s best hotspots, including Dunedin’s

buzzing central area known as the Octagon. (B)

Dunedin / Moeraki / Lake Ohau

In the morning check out Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world! Back on the road you’ll be

heading on to Moeraki for a look at the massive spherical boulders you find on its shores. Check out

historic Oamaru and Benmore Dam before reaching your final stop at Lake Ohau. This NZ beauty is

sure to impress and its epic views of Mt. Cook and the Southern Alps are out-of-this-world! Tonight

you’ll stay in a lodge by the lake, a beautiful and peaceful experience to savour. (B, D)

Lake Pukaki / Christchurch

Wake up to the sight of the beautiful Mt. Cook from across the beautiful blue glacial Lake Ohau and

then jump on a plane in Tekapo, for the perfect end to the trip, and take an optional glacier flight

over the mountain. Then head through sheep industry hub, Mackenzie Country, before stopping at

Lake Pukaki, Lake Tekapo and Geraldine and finally arriving back in Christchurch where it’s time to say

goodbye to your new-found friends. (B)

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ULTIMATE EXPLORER

Auckland Auckland or Christchurch Christchurch

Bay Of Islands

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

Okarito Lagoon

Fox Glacier

Queenstown

Milford Sound

Fiordlands N.P.

Auckland

Waitomo Caves

Abel Tasman N.P.

Paparoa N.P.

Punakaiki

Oamaru

Dunedin

Picton

Kaikoura

Hot Water Beach

Rotorua

Lake Taupo

Tongariro National Park

Kapiti

Wellington

Christchurch

Mount Cook N.P.

Lake Pukaki

Highlights

• Explore NZ’s best National Parks

• Bike rides through scenic landscapes

• Swim with dolphins in the Pacific

• The world’s best one-day walk

• Learn about Maori culture and history

• Loads of optional adrenalin activities

• Hike the incredible Fox Glacier

• Free wine tasting and gondola rides

Departures 2014 01

Multiple guaranteed departure options in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,

Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec

3 route options

• Start Auckland, head north first

• Start Auckland, head south first

• Start Christchurch

Inclusions

Accommodation: Wilderness camps (4 nts),

campsites, cabin upgrades available (18 nts),

lodges (2 nts), hostels at own cost (3 nts)

Transport: Custom built bus, ferry, bikes

available for hire Meals: 24 breakfasts, 8

lunches, 19 dinners Group size: Average 18

Group Leader: Two great guides Tour Code:

AKLULT/AKLU26

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This four-week trip is the perfect way to experience the outdoor beauty and excitement

of New Zealand. Enjoy the thrill of adrenalin-fuelled activities mixed with optional hikes

and bike rides - the best way to get off the beaten track. Wake up to amazing sunrises,

gorgeous beaches and towering mountains, then fill your days with as much adventure

as you can handle. In the evenings, enjoy tasty and healthy meals whilst relaxing by the

campfire, watching lakeside sunsets and listening to the sounds of the ocean. Hang out with

the locals and like-minded travellers from around the globe.

DAY

02-03

04

05

06

07

08

09-10

11-12

ITINERARY

Auckland / Hot Water Beach

Head from Auckland to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. There are some spectacular walks and

the chance to kayak (optional) to hidden coves. Bring your swim gear for a beachside camp and the

chance to dig your own thermal pool. (B, D)

Coromandel Peninsula / Rotorua / Taupo

Head to the heart of the North Island for adventure, culture and the thermal wonderland that is

Rotorua. Experience the thrills of OGO, Luge, Agroventures and the only native forest zipline canopy

tour in NZ (optional). Go mountain biking or cycling before camping at the foot of dramatic Mount

Tarawera. Next morning, visit Wai-O-Tapu geothermal wonderland, followed by cycle and hiking

options by the impressive Huka Falls. Relax in the thermal pools at camp. (2B, 2D)

Tongariro Alpine Crossing / Kapiti Coast

Experience one of the greatest one day walks - the World Heritage listed Tongariro Alpine Crossing

(optional). This hike is unmatched for the variety of landscape. Alternatively, relax or cycle in this

beautiful area. Tonight, camp on the Kapiti Coast and enjoy a spectacular sunset. (B, L, D)

Kapiti Coast / Wellington / Picton

Head to Wellington for cool cafés, funky shops and bars and Te Papa museum (optional). Take a

movie tour (optional) or simply savour the unique culture of NZ’s capital. Enjoy an evening ferry

crossing through stunning Cook Strait to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds with a final stop in

Picton. Accommodation is not included but your guide will be able to help! (B)

Picton / Kaikoura

Head from Picton along the scenic Pacific coast to Kaikoura - where towering mountains plunge

towards the ocean. Cycle the coastal route where close encounters with seals and sea birds are

common. Go sea kayaking or whale watching. Enjoy locally-caught seafood for dinner. (D)

Kaikoura / Christchurch / Rangitata

Enjoy a spectacular sunrise and a recommended dolphin swim (optional) before going to pick up those

starting in Christchurch. Sleep tonight in Shearer’s quarters at the foot of the Southern Alps. (B, D)

Rangitata Gorge / Lake Pukaki

Wake up to white water rafting (optional) on the mighty Rangitata River. Numerous cycle and walk

options today through the Mackenzie basin with views of Main Divide. Check out scenic Lake Tekapo

before sleeping by the shimmering waters of Lake Pukaki - the perfect spot for a dip. (B, L, D)

Lake Pukaki / Aoraki National Park / Otago Peninsula

Explore the dramatic snow-capped ranges around Aoraki National Park by foot and bike before

heading to your scenic coastal camp. Check out the penguins (optional) before a beach fire and

games. Wake to the sound of the ocean before checking out the bizarre Moeraki Boulders and the

world’s steepest street! Check out Cadburys factory or Speight’s Brewery (optional). Head to camp in

the country’s wildlife capital - the Otago Peninsula, home to albatross and penguins. (2B, L, 2D)

Otago Peninsula / Milford Sound / Fiordland National Park

Spend time exploring Fiordland National Park. Take a cycle ride or bush trek before heading to

Hollyford Valley - a true wilderness escape. Next day, travel along one of the world’s most scenic

routes into Milford Sound for a boat cruise (optional). Hikers get the chance to try one of NZ’s great

walks - the Routeburn Track. The lakeside camp is also home to secret glow worm walks. (2B, L, D)

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NEW ZEALAND

13-14

15

16

17

18-19

20-21

22

23

24

25-26

27

28

Fiordland National Park / Queenstown

Today head to the adventure and adrenalin capital of the world - Queenstown! There are endless

activity options to suit every taste from hikes and horse rides, to bungy and rafting. Spend two

nights in a great lodge, perfect for exploring the region and enjoy a free gondola ride. (2B)

Queenstown / Mount Aspiring National Park

Last chance to indulge in Queenstown’s activities before heading through the dramatic mountains and

rainforest to our lakeside camp with spectacular views of Mt Aspiring National Park. (B, D)

Mount Aspiring National Park / Fox Glacier

Experience a thrilling jet boat ride (optional) in Mount Aspiring National Park and take to the bike

and cycle the dramatic Haarst pass with panoramic views of the Southern Alps. Enjoy a “secret” hike

as you head to glacier country and Westland Tai Poutini National Park. (B, L, D)

Fox Glacier / Okarito Lagoon

Get up close and personal with one of the most amazing natural phenomena; Fox Glacier. You can

choose to hike, heli-hike or ice climb (optional) this natural wonder. You’ll then make your way along

a route rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten drives in the world - resting your heads by the

campfire near Okarito Lagoon with breathtaking views all around. (B, L, D)

Okarito Lagoon / Paparoa National Park

There’s an early morning chance to spot a kiwi in the wild before heading to the Bushman’s Museum.

Check out the infamous greenstone jewellery of Hokitika before setting up camp for the next two

nights by Paparoa National Park and famous Pancake Rocks! Ask your guide about the numerous hike

and cycle options or take the opportunity to river kayak (optional) through the heart of the National

Park before heading to the Abel Tasman. (2B, L, 2D)

Paparoa National Park / Abel Tasman National Park

Head up the coast to arguably NZ’s most beautiful National Park. Stay on the doorstep of the park

for two nights to ensure you get every chance to relax and experience the best of this magnificent

area. In addition to some highly recommended hikes and bike rides, you get the chance to try

canyoning, skydiving, hang gliding, flying an aerobatic plane, kayaking or sailing (all optional) around

the park. Compare notes at a great group dinner. (B, D)

Abel Tasman / Nelson / Marlborough / Wellington

The chance to soak up the atmosphere of this café and arts hub. For cyclists take time to explore

the ‘Tasman’s Great Taste’ trail. Then, refreshment time as you head to the nation’s best vineyard

region for some wine tasting. Take a scenic ferry ride through the Marlborough Sounds to Wellington.

Accommodation is not included but there are some great options. (B)

Wellington / Waikato Region

There’s time this morning to explore the capital before cruising along the Kapiti Coast to the heart of

the North Island. Beautiful river walks and cycle options are available.

Waikato / Waitomo Caves / Auckland

Head to the limestone wonderland of Waitomo Caves and experience unique black water rafting or

a cave walk (optional). Enjoy a local farm walk or cycle ride. After a picnic, travel to Auckland for a

taste of the big city life “kiwi style”. Accommodation is not included but your guide will help make

arrangements with great options. (B, L)

Auckland / Bay of Islands

Head north to the golden beaches and warm waters of the Bay of Islands. Stop at beautiful beaches

to make use of the free sports gear/boogie boards. Explore excellent hikes through the mangroves

and thundering waterfalls before star-gazing around the campfire. After a pancake breakfast hit the

azure waters with sailing, dolphin swimming, fishing, diving and snorkelling options. (B, 2D)

Bay of Islands / Waiwera

A day full of adventures and stunning beaches. Head to the giant dunes of Opononi for beach fun

and sandboarding (optional). See the giant kauri trees of the Waipoua forest before camping on the

Hibiscus Coast. Make the most of the hot pools and water slides right next to camp. (B, D)

Waiwera / Auckland

After a tasty breakfast by the coast, head back to the ‘city of sails’ for the end of your tour and time

to bid farewell to your new friends. (B)

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Auckland Christchurch

FR

$3,799

15 DAYS

Highlights

• Dig yourself a hot pool in the sand

• Visit the spectacular Cathedral Cove

• Attend a traditional Hangi in Rotorua

• Explore Wellington, the capital of cool

• Watch sunset on a black sand beach

• Get your heart racing in Queenstown

• Visit the breathtaking Fiordland N.P.

• Cycle the famous Otago Rail Trail

NEW ZEALAND

Departures 2014

START FINISH

Jan 26 Feb 09

Feb 09 Feb 23

Mar 09 Mar 23

Apr 06 Apr 20

Apr 20 May 04

May 04 May 18

Jun 01 Jun 15

START FINISH

Jul 06 Jul 20

Aug 03 Aug 17

Sep 07 Sep 21

Oct 05 Oct 19

Oct 19 Nov 02

Nov 02 Nov 16

Nov 16 Nov 30

START FINISH

Nov 23 Dec 07

Dec 07 Dec 21

Dec 14 Dec 28

Dec 21 Jan 04

Dec 28 Jan 11

Inclusions

Trip Style: Classic Service Level: Standard

Physical Grading: 3 Age Group: Any age

Accommodation: Hotels (13 nts), boat (1 nt)

Transport: Train, private van/bus, boat, bike,

ferry Meals: 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners Budget:

Allow NZD$300-350 for meals not included

Group Leader: Chief Experience Officer (CEO),

local guides Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12 Tour

Code: GAONAC

My Own Room Available: Fr $1,749

NEW ZEALAND

Franz Josef

Queenstown

Milford

Sound

Auckland

Otago Rail Trail

Hahei

Rotorua

National Park

Wellington

Kaikoura

Christchurch

Explore the jaw-droppingly gorgeous New Zealand on this 15-day trip that wraps up the

must-do’s of both islands with a nice little bow. This trip is perfect for those short on time

but still wanting to experience this fascinating country and its picture-perfect scenery.

Starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch, you’ll dive head first into the great mix of

active exploration, stunning landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures. Visit the boiling

mud pools, hang with the Maori, stroll the black sand beaches of Kaikoura, and get your

adrenalin fix in Queenstown. Consider this your New Zealand Starters Kit.

DAY

01-02

03

04-05

06-09

10-11

12-13

14-15

ITINERARY

Auckland / Hahei

Arrive into Auckland, the most multicultural city in New Zealand; and meet your CEO and the group.

Next morning you’ll head to the legendary Kiwi beach town of Hahei and the stunning Coromandel

Peninsula. Here you’ll find nothing else but pristine beaches, native forests and a laid-back vibe. If

the tide is right, you can grab a shovel and dig yourself a natural hot pool in the sand on Hot Water

Beach where you can then rest after all the digging! Later, take a stroll to the beautiful Cathedral

Cove or choose to try sea kayaking. (B)

Tamaki Marae (Rotorua)

Get a taste of New Zealand’s most dynamic thermal area, home to erupting geysers, steaming hot

springs and exploding mud pools. You can choose to raft a waterfall before heading to a traditional

Maori Marae (village) for an overnight stay to learn about indigenous art forms and practices. Feast

on a traditional dinner and experience the unique Poi dance and famed Maori Haka. (B, D)

Tongariro National Park / Wellington

From forests and calm lakes to a desert-like plateau and active volcanoes - Tongariro has them

all. If conditions allow, hike the famous Tongariro Crossing, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular

and most popular one-day treks! As you cross active volcanic terrain, you’ll be treated to some

unbelievable views of mountain springs, old lava flows, active craters, emerald lakes and gorgeous

native forests. On Day 5, enjoy a free morning before hopping on the train for a scenic journey to the

cool capital of New Zealand, Wellington. Soak in the atmosphere in this relaxed and vibrant city as

you explore its magnificent harbour, spectacular craggy shores and its outstanding museums. (2B, D)

Kaikoura / Christchurch / Franz Josef

Hop on a ferry to the South Island and travel the coastal railway from Picton to the beautiful

seaside town of Kaikoura, famous for its volcanic black sand beaches. Depending on your mood, you

can choose to go whale watching, fishing or opt to swim with seals before you chow down on fish

and chips for dinner. On Day 7, travel by train to the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch; a little piece of

England in New Zealand. Explore the Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park before heading out to the

impressive Franz Josef Glacier. Take in the views as you cross the Southern Alps via the stunningly

scenic Arthur’s Pass. Enjoy a stay in the rainforest near the world’s fastest-moving glacier. (4B, D)

Queenstown

Get a good dose of adrenalin in this pumping adventure capital of the world - the choice is endless!

Everyone knows Queenstown was the birthplace for bungee jumping and jet boating, but besides that

you can opt for skydiving, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking or ‘Lord of the Rings’ tours. If

you wish to take it down a notch, choose to travel by gondola to a local peak instead. With adrenalin

rushing through your veins, enjoy the legendary night life. (2B)

Milford Sound / Central Otago

Admire the views of the famous Milford Sound as you cruise through the stunning Fiordland National

Park. See the waterfalls and wildlife or venture out to explore by kayak before a night on board. On

Day 13, head to the historic gold mining area of Central Otago. Take in the fascinating landscapes as

you cycle part of the famous and scenic ‘rail trail’ along a disused former railway line. (2B, 2D)

Christchurch

Head back to Christchurch for one final night with the group as your unforgettable adventure wraps

up on Day 15. (B)

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NEW ZEALAND

TOP

5

MUST-DO’s

1. SANDBOARD ON NINETY-MILE BEACH

2. GO SAILING ON AUCKLAND’S HARBOUR

3. ABSEIL INTO THE WAITOMO CAVES

4. SMELL THE GEYSERS OF ROTORUA

5. BAR-HOP ON WELLINGTON’S CUBA ST.

CAPE REINGA

BAY OF ISLANDS

AUCKLAND

COROMANDEL

HAMILTON

WAITOMO

ROTORUA

TAUPO

NAPIER

WELLINGTON


NORTHERN CHOICE

Auckland Christchurch

FR

$1,605

11 DAYS

Highlights

• Visit the land of ‘Lord of the Rings’

• Get a Maori culture fix in Ohinemutu

• Visit NZ’s largest geothermal area

• See the thundering Huka Falls

• Go retro in alternative Wellington

• Cruise through Marlborough Sounds

• Check out Rotorua’s boiling mud pools

• See Auckland Sky Tower’s 360° views

NEW ZEALAND

Departures 2014/15

START FINISH

Jan 03 Jan 13

Jan 07 Jan 17

Jan 11 Jan 21

Jan 15 Jan 25

Jan 23 Feb 02

Feb 04 Feb 14

Feb 08 Feb 18

Feb 24 Mar 06

Mar 12 Mar 22

Mar 20 Mar 30

Apr 05 Apr 15

Apr 21 May 01

May 23 Jun 02

Jun 24 Jul 04

NEW ZEALAND

Hanmer Springs

START FINISH

Jul 02 Jul 12

Jul 10 Jul 20

Jul 18 Jul 28

Aug 11 Aug 21

Sep 04 Sep 14

Sep 12 Sep 22

Sep 28 Oct 08

Oct 14 Oct 23

Oct 30 Nov 08

Nov 15 Nov 24

Nov 23 Dec 02

Dec 01 Dec 10

Dec 13 Dec 22

Dec 17 Dec 26

Paihia

Auckland

Russell

Parry Kauri Park

Rotorua

Waitomo Caves

Huka Falls

Taupo

Picton

Christchurch

Tongariro N.P

Wellington

Kaikoura

START FINISH

Dec 25 Jan 03

Dec 29 Jan 07

2015

Jan 02 Jan 11

Jan 06 Jan 15

Jan 10 Jan 19

Jan 14 Jan 23

Jan 22 Jan 31

Feb 03 Feb 12

Feb 07 Feb 16

Feb 23 Mar 04

Mar 11 Mar 20

Mar 19 Mar 28

Apr 04 Apr 13

Departures from 01 Oct 2014 will be 10 days duration, travelling

directly from Wellington to Christchurch (not via Hanmer Springs).

Additional dates are available, please ask for details.

Inclusions

Service Level: Superior Age Group:

Recommended for 18-35s Accommodation:

Hotels (9 nts), lodge (1 nt) Transport:

Modern air-con coach with powerpoints for

charging Meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Group Leader: Tour Manager and Driver team

Group Size: Max 51 Tour Code: CONNHAD

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Northern Choice

(11 days, Christchurch-Auckland)

(CONNHCD) Fr $1,575

End in Wellington

Northern Choice

(10 days, Auckland-Wellington)

(CONNZAD) Fr $1,355

With beaches, culture, adventure and endless landscapes, get ready to explore New

Zealand’s voluptuous, volcanic North Island. Absorb all its natural beauty and tradition

as you embark on a journey from Auckland, through the Bay of Islands, Waitomo and

Wellington, and over to Christchurch on the South Island. This amazing trip has got

adrenalin-fuelled activities, historic landmarks and incredible natural geothermal wonders,

getting you completely under the North Island’s skin, as well as giving you an introduction to

the charms of the South Island.

DAY

01-02

03-04

05-06

07

08-09

10-11

ITINERARY

Auckland / Bay of Islands

Volcanoes, islands and a stunning harbour greet you as you arrive in Auckland – the ‘City of Sails’.

Admire the imposing Sky Tower before heading out across the Harbour Bridge, absorbing the full-on

natural beauty of your surroundings. It’s then off to Parry Kauri Park where you’ll be surrounded by

the native ancient kauri trees, standing over 50m tall and 8m around. Back on the road you’ll head

off to the lovely coastal town of Paihia, considered the gateway to the Bay of Islands which is one

of New Zealand’s most iconic natural playgrounds for travellers. On Day 2, get involved in some

of Paihia’s pumping watersports, or visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn about NZ’s history.

Alternatively, opt for sandboard surfing down the dunes on Ninety-Mile Beach. (B, D)

Auckland / Waitomo

This morning head back to Auckland’s bright lights, where you’ll see the city sights before jetting

up its iconic Sky Tower for amazing 360° views. Later on, a VIP pass for a local nightspot will set

you and your mates up for an awesome night out, Auckland style! On Day 4, see New Zealand’s

iconic native birds at Otorohanga’s Kiwi House and Nature Park before you reach Waitomo. Soak up

Waitomo’s adrenalin cave activities before a barbecue dinner tonight. (2B, D)

Rotorua

It’s off to Rotorua this morning where you’ll check out its geothermal sights and an Agrodome farm

show, where you can try your hand at sheep shearing! Learn about the amazing Maori culture tonight

and indulge in a traditional hangi followed by a Maori dance performance; not something you’d see

every day! On Day 6, get an in-depth look at Maori culture and history as you check out Ohinemutu

village with a local and enjoy free time to see Rotorua’s bubbling mud pools and geysers and treat

yourself to a spa or treatment. (2B, D)

Rotorua / Lake Taupo

Enjoy your last few hours in Rotorua before heading to Taupo, via the raging awesomeness of the

Huka Falls. Here there is a chance to take a ride on the famous Huka Falls Jet, a heart-pumping but

incredible experience! After this, take a look at Lake Taupo – New Zealand’s largest lake - where you

can try your hand at fishing, enjoy an optional dinner and party well into the night. Enjoy cruising on

the lake to take in the beautiful natural surroundings. (B)

Wellington

If you’re a fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, the next part of this trip is for you as you drive along

the Desert Road, passing the dramatic volcanic landscapes made famous by the films. Drive past

Mt. Ruapehu and the Kapiti Coast, and then it’s on to the capital, Wellington - a funky cultural and

political centre with plenty going on. As you arrive into ‘Welly’, enjoy an orientation tour and check

out the awesome views from Mt. Victoria or check out the incredible national museum, Te Papa,

before enjoying a VIP night out on the town. On Day 9, hit the shops of Lambton Quay, Courtney

Place or Cuba Street Mall. With its street performers and cool local characters you’re sure to be kept

fully entertained! Round the day off with some people watching and a flat white coffee. (2B)

Hanmer Springs / Christchurch

It’s then time to board the Interislander ferry and cruise to the South Island through Cook Strait

and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds to Picton. You’ll pass through New Zealand’s largest wineproducing

region before hitting the Kaikoura coastline and hopefully seeing one of the many seal

colonies in this area. It’s then back on the road to Hanmer Springs where you’ll unwind this evening

in its hot pools. On your last day on tour you’ll head for the ‘Garden City’ of Christchurch where your

tour ends on arrival. (2B)

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BEST OF THE NORTH ISLAND

Auckland Auckland

FR

$899

7 DAYS

Highlights

• Kayak remote and secluded coves

• Get face-to-face with Maori culture

• Learn to surf NZ’s phenomenal waves

• Try yourself on Tongariro Crossing

• Soak up the breezy Kiwi lifestyle

• Check out Rotorua’s geothermal pools

• Camp in Kiwi bush land

• Stroll along Lake Taupo’s beach

Departures 2014

START FINISH

Jan 01 Jan 07

Jan 04 Jan 10

Jan 08 Jan 14

Jan 11 Jan 17

Jan 15 Jan 21

Jan 18 Jan 24

Jan 22 Jan 28

Jan 25 Jan 31

Jan 29 Feb 04

Feb 01 Feb 07

Feb 05 Feb 11

Feb 08 Feb 14

Feb 12 Feb 18

Feb 15 Feb 21

Feb 19 Feb 25

Feb 22 Feb 28

Feb 26 Mar 04

Mar 01 Mar 07

Mar 05 Mar 11

Mar 08 Mar 14

Mar 12 Mar 18

Mar 15 Mar 21

Mar 19 Mar 25

Mar 22 Mar 28

Mar 26 Apr 01

Mar 29 Apr 04

Inclusions

START FINISH

Apr 02 Apr 08

Apr 05 May 02

Apr 09 Apr 15

Apr 12 Apr 18

Apr 16 Apr 22

Apr 19 Apr 25

Apr 26 May 02

May 03 May 09

May 10 May 16

May 17 May 23

May 24 May 30

May 31 Jun 06

Jun 07 Jun 13

Jun 14 Jun 20

Jun 21 Jun 27

Jun 28 Jul 04

Jul 05 Jul 11

Jul 12 Jul 18

Jul 19 Jul 25

Jul 26 Aug 01

Aug 02 Aug 08

Aug 09 Aug 15

Aug 16 Aug 22

Aug 23 Aug 29

Aug 30 Sep 05

Sep 06 Sep 12

Auckland

NEW ZEALAND

START FINISH

Sep 13 Sep 19

Sep 20 Sep 26

Sep 27 Oct 03

Oct 04 Oct 10

Oct 11 Oct 17

Oct 18 Oct 24

Oct 25 Oct 31

Nov 01 Nov 07

Nov 08 Nov 14

Nov 12 Nov 18

Nov 15 Nov 21

Nov 19 Nov 25

Nov 22 Nov 28

Nov 26 Dec 02

Nov 29 Dec 05

Dec 03 Dec 09

Dec 06 Dec 12

Dec 10 Dec 16

Dec 13 Dec 19

Dec 17 Dec 23

Dec 20 Dec 26

Dec 24 Dec 30

Dec 27 Jan 02

Dec 31 Jan 06

Trip Style: YOLO Service Level: Basic Physical

Grading: 3 Age Group: Recommended for 18-

39s Accommodation: Hostels (3 nts), basic

lodge (3 nts) Transport: Private bus Meals:

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners Budget: Allow

NZD$60-100 for meals not included Group

Leader: Chief Experience Officer (CEO), local

guides Group Size: Max 20, Avg 16 Tour

Code: GAONNI

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Rotorua

National Park

Wellington

Extend your trip to the Bay of Islands

North Island Encompassed

(10 days, Auckland-Auckland)

(GAONNE) Fr $1,299

Get under the North Island’s skin with this seven-day, in-depth adventure that jams in

bucketloads of dazzling scenic spots, up-close Maori culture and electrifying, heart-pumping

activities in a breezy fashion. Kick off this jaunt by exploring Auckland’s streets, sea kayak

secluded bays and get your surf on in laid-back Raglan then delve deeper into the island’s

heart by exploring Rotorua’s geothermal mud pools and geysers. Experience a ‘hangi’ with

local Maoris then conquer the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s most scenic oneday

hike, before strolling along Wellington’s Oriental Parade. North Island, tick.

DAY

01

02-03

04

05

06

07

ITINERARY

Auckland

Meet up with your knowledgeable Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and group at around 6pm this

evening and enjoy the big city at your own pace. Auckland boasts a glamorous waterfront lined with

trendy restaurants, bars and cafés, quirky markets, museums galore, beachfront Devonport and the

stunning off-shore islands of Rangitoto and Waiheke, so there is plenty to explore!

Raglan

Leaving the big city behind you this morning, take a scenic drive to a special conservation farm

which has created an incredible ecosystem designed to attract the native birds and animals back

to the area. Later pick up the pace by sea kayaking to a remote part of the harbour where you’ll be

rewarded with a delicious picnic lunch. Back on the road and the next stop is dreamy Raglan, popular

with surfers, tourists and artsy types. Soak up Raglan’s breezy, laid-back way of life and relax at

tonight’s eco-camp, which is effortlessly located between bush land and white sandy beach and

overlooks the Tasman Sea. Kick off Day 3 by heading down to the beach for an included surf lesson

and ride some famous Raglan waves, Kiwi style! The afternoon is open for optional activities such as

bone carving with local Maori, mountain biking or a boat cruise, so take your pick! At night, enjoy an

included barbecue dinner hosted by a local story teller who will explain the awesome history of the

area and of the Maori people. (2B, L, 2D)

Waitomo / Rotorua

What better way to start your day than with an optional caving trip or by tubing through a glow

worm cave at Waitomo? Another scenic journey awaits you as you make your way to geothermal

Rotorua to check out its bubbling mud pools and geysers. Get to know the locals this evening as you

make a night visit to a Marae (a traditional Maori meeting place) for a traditional ‘Hangi’ (feast) and

to learn about the legendary Haka. (B, D)

Tongariro National Park

Goodbye geothermal Rotorua and hello to World Heritage-listed Tongariro Alpine Crossing; NZ’s

top-rated one-day trek. Stock up on snacks and drinks before trekking across its volcanic heights to

experience out-of-this world vistas. After your hard trek, rest up at a mountainside ski lodge for the

evening where an on-site spa and sauna will ease those tired muscles. (B, D)

Wellington

Today you’re off to New Zealand’s beautiful capital city, Wellington. Be sure to check out Te Papa,

the country’s fascinating National Museum which is brimming with historical artefacts including

an authentic Maori Marae (traditional meeting house). Stop for a spot of people watching at one

of ‘Windy Welly’s’ delightful cafés, serving some of New Zealand’s finest coffee. Later on, enjoy a

guided walk of the city which showcases the sights of the coastal CBD as well as the epic views

from Mt. Victoria, then finish the trip in true Kiwi style with a night out on the town! Wellington has

an abundance of nightlife, bars, cafés and restaurants located around the entertainment district of

Courtenay Place. (B)

Auckland

Savour the last of your North Island adventure as you travel from Wellington back to the bright city

lights of Auckland stopping at the country town of Tamaranui for lunch. Your trip wraps up upon

arrival to Auckalnd at around 7pm. (B)

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NEW ZEALAND

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BASE

AUCKLAND

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

FR

$28

FR

$42

• Enjoy travel, drinks and meal discounts

• Located in the heart of the city, amongst all the action

• Need some extra cash? Check out the onsite recruitment agency

DORM

TWIN/DOUBLE

NOMADS

AUCKLAND

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

• Get steamy in the rooftop spa with great city views

• Chill out at the Sky TV lounge

• Explore the shops and bars of downtown Auckland

FR

$23

FR

$46

DORM

TWIN/DOUBLE

When you see how close the Sky Tower is from the door, you’ll

appreciate just how central you are. Close to bars and restaurants,

some rooms even have harbour views. Facilities include 24-hour

reception, Internet access, TV lounge, gym, communal kitchens and

the most happening hostel bar in town.

This hostel is located in the heart of downtown Auckland, amidst

shops, bars and fantastic restaurants. Spoil yourself with a private

en suite, party all night in the late-night bar and when you’re

peckish, head to the superb kitchen to make snacks. There’s also

Wi-Fi throughout and female-only rooms.

FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER WHEN YOU STAY 3 NIGHTS OR MORE

AKLACB

STAY 4 PAY 3 - 01APR14-31OCT14

AKLFUB

GLAMPACKER rock solid

FR

$45 SINGLE

3 4

TWIN/DOUBLE

JUCY

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

FR

$30

• Embrace your inner green - get with the JUCY vibe!

• Short stroll to Viaduct Harbour and Britomart’s vibrant nightlife

• Choose from hostel rooms or privates with en suites

CITY

LODGE

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

FR

$73

FR

$44

• Private bathroom, fridge and TV in every room plus free Wi-Fi

• Top notch laundry facilities

• Affordable well located accommodation

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Just a short walk from the city’s famous Sky Tower and bustling

Queen Street, you’ll find JUCY. The hotel has a range of rooms

with a unique style to suit all types of traveller. Great features like

Internet access, luggage storage and undercover parking make this

hotel a great base for the start of a road trip.

For clean, comfy, quality accommodation that doesn’t break the

bank look no further than City Lodge. Located just a five-minute

walk from central Auckland, with shops, restaurants and bars

nearby. The well-equipped kitchen means cheap evenings in with

fellow travellers is a must - a great way to make new mates.

AKLJCY

STAY 3 PAY 2 - 01APR14-30JUN14 & 01JUL14-31SEP14

AKLCIL

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AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 10km ê

COOL THINGS IN &

AROUND AUCKLAND

SKY TOWER

6

2

3

1 7

Quay St

FR

AMERICA’S CUP SAILING

$119

Spend an unforgettable two hours sailing

and crewing a real America’s Cup yacht.

Take the helm or sit back and enjoy the ride

along the beautiful Waitemata Harbour.

AKLACS

Southern Mwy

PONSONBY

North Western Mwy

New North Rd

Williamson Ave

4

Queen St

5

MT EDEN

North Western Mwy

Southern Mwy

PARNELL

Broadway

Bassett Rd

FR

BRIDGE CLIMB

$115

An exhilirating one-hour adventure under,

around, up and over this icon with a fully

experienced tour guide.

AKLAJB

FR

SKY WALK/JUMP

$115

Challenge yourself to the handrail-less,

360-degree walk around the outside

ring of the SkyTower (secured by safety

harness) followed by a base jump by wire

off the tower - that’s 192 metres in 11

seconds. Awesome!

AKLSKW/AKLSJP

NEW ZEALAND

APARTMENT Rock Solid

5

BIANCO OFF

QUEEN

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

• Modern, luxury apartments

• Central Auckland location near to all the city’s top sites

• Friendly, multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day

FR

$135

FR

$68

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Located close to Myers Park, Auckland University and the Sky

Tower, you are right in the heart of things. The hotel’s collection of

luxury apartments come equipped with microwaves, Wi-Fi, washer/

dryers, laundry services and helpful staff. Enjoy the space and

freedom of a home away from home.

6

MERCURE

AUCKLAND

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

FR

$120

FR

$60

• 10/10 waterfront location

• Work up a sweat in the fitness centre

• Panoramic city views from the top floor Vue Restaurant & Bar

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Overlooking the spectacular harbour and in walking distance of

Auckland’s shopping, ferry terminals and Vector Arena is this

189-room mid-range hotel. The perfect base for a city break, after

a long day’s sightseeing, retire to your cosy, comfy room and relax

with satellite TV or catch up with friends using the Wi-Fi.

AKLBOQ

STAY 3 PAY 2 - 01APR14-30JUN14 & 01JUL14-31SEP14

AAKLMA

A-LIST

7

THE QUADRANT

HOTEL

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST

• Work up a sweat in the modern gym

• Steam away your stress in the Quad sauna and spa

• Grab some late night beers in the famous Quad bar

FR

$138

FR

$69

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Enjoy the best of both worlds - apartment living in Auckland with

your own private pad, but with some of the luxuries of a city

centre hotel. Head out to the Quad Kitchen Café for some cheap

eats or prop up the Quad Bar for some late-night beers. And if

that’s not enough, check out Auckland’s exciting nightlife.

AKLQHA

AUCKLAND

ARRIVAL PACKAGE

FR

$119

3 DAYS

This awesome two-night package is the perfect way to launch

into life Kiwi-style! The experts at Nomads will sort you out with

airport transfers, dorm accommodation in a five-star backpacker,

free Internet and to top it all off - a return ferry ticket to the

beautiful Waiheke Island just off the Auckland coast. Enjoy

stunning stretches of beach, vineyards and laid-back seaside

villages. A great start to your time in New Zealand.

Departs: Daily Includes: 6-bed mixed dorm with shared bathroom or upgrade to

a hotel (2 nts), airport pick-up, city tour, sky tower entry, 1-hour free Internet,

return ferry ticket to Waiheke Island Tour code: AKLFAP/AKLF20

CALL 1300 676 561 TO BOOK

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WAIHEKE ISLAND

DAY TRIP

FR

$34

FULL DAY

GREAT BARRIER ISLAND

OVERNIGHT PACKAGE

FR

$200

2 DAYS

NEW ZEALAND

Take a day trip and discover the picturesque setting of Waiheke

Island. With sandy beaches, vineyards, pristine coastline, olive

groves and laid-back seaside villages, there is so much to see

and do. Get active and try optional activities like sea kayaking,

zip-lining, mountain biking or the ‘Waiheke Explorer Tour’ to get a

taste of its views, culture and history. Alternatively, sip on premium

wine in a stunning vineyard on the ‘Wine on Wahieke’ tour.

Departs: Daily Meals: Not included Transport: Ferry Includes: Open return

ferry ticket Tour Code: AKLWDT

Head back to nature and escape to the beautifully remote Great

Barrier Island. Keep your eyes peeled for whales and dolphins as

you cruise your way to untouched paradise. Once there, take a

kayak for a paddle along the bay or explore one of the walking

tracks. Spend the next day bathing in the beautiful Kaitoke hot

springs, sipping on a refreshing drink in Claris village and strolling

along the pristine Medland’s beach before your cruise back.

Departs: Tue, Fri & Sun Accommodation: Great Barrier Lodge (1 nt) Meals: Not

included Transport: Return ferry trip & return transfers on the island Note:

Mini tour included Tour Code: AKLGBI

THE BAY OF

ISLANDS

FR

$399

4 DAYS

JAFFAS ‘N’

JANDALS

FR

$275

3 DAYS

If you are in the North Island, you simply must stop at these

fabulous sub-tropical islands. Starting in Auckland, you will spend

a night on a large house boat cruising through the stunning Bay of

Islands, then spend the rest of your time hiking the nature trails,

kayaking, snorkelling or skydiving and enjoy a mouth watering

barbecue in Paihia before returning back to Auckland.

Departs: Wednesdays Trip Style: YOLO Service Level: Basic Physical Grading:

3 Age Group: Recommended for 18-39s Accommodation: Hostels (2 nts),

houseboat (1 nt) Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners Budget: Allow

NZD$50-75 for meals not included Transport: Private bus Tour Code: GAONBI

This short but sweet trip takes you from Auckland to the Bay and

back, covering everything in between! Explore the massive native

trees at Parry Kauri Park before getting into Paihia’s chilled vibes

with a fish & chips dinner. In your free time, kick back beachside

or take optional kayaking, dolphin swimming or fast boat trips

through the Bay of Islands to see the ‘Hole in the Rock’. The tour

ends on a high back in Auckland, with a trip up the Sky Tower!

Departs: Please ask for details Accommodation: Multi-share hotel (2 nts)

Transport: Air-con coach with powerpoints for charging Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1

dinner Group Leader: Tour Manager and Driver Tour Code: CONCZAD

SUPER

SURF & SANDS

FR

$430

4 DAYS

SUPER

JILL

FR

$925

8 DAYS

As the name suggests, this is all about the surf. Head out to

the Coromandel Peninsula and spend the night at a cool beach

campsite. Day 2, head to Raglan surf beach, with cow-spotting

(yep!) and a walk to Bridal Veil Falls. Take a surf lesson, followed

by a warming sauna. Sleep in an eco-lodge for the next two nights.

Day 3 brings another surf lesson, and a bush walk around Mt

Karioi. Day 4, hit the surf again before returning to Auckland.

Departs: Tue, Fri & Sat, Nov-April only Accommodation: Camping (1 nt),

multishare dorm (2 nts) Transport: Air-con coach Includes: Surf board hire, 2 x

surf lessons Meals: None included Tour code: STRSSS

This funky North Island tour departs Auckland for the Coromand

and world-renowned Raglan surf beach. You will get to overnight

at an indigenous Maori Marae and at Blue Duck Station - a

remote working farm specialising in conservation. Other stops

are: Rotorua’s geothermal gysers, the world’s largest crater lake

at Taupo, a full-day walk at Tongariro National Park and capital

Wellington, before expressing back to Auckland.

Departs: Tue, Thu, Sat (plus Sun in Spring & Wed in Summer) Accommodation:

Multishare dorm (7 nts) Transport: Air-con coach Includes: Surf lesson, 4WD

eco-tour at the farm Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners Tour code: STRJIL

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BAY OF ISLANDS

NEW ZEALAND

shoestring Rock Solid

BASE BAY

OF ISLANDS

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

A friendly hostel just a quick skip from the

beach and a five-minute walk into town.

Catch some rays in the sunny courtyard,

unwind in the hot tub or cool off in the

pool. Dorm and private rooms are of a high

standard, most with their own bathroom.

Pipi Patch bar hosts nightly BBQs, and is a

top party hangout for locals and travellers.

FR FR

$27 DORM

COPTHORNE $124

FR FR

$35 TWIN/DOUBLE HOTEL

$62

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

With a superb central waterfront location,

expect scenic views from your private

balcony/patio surrounded by acres of

subtropical gardens. Make a splash in

the spectacular lagoon-style pool, hit

the tennis court or hire a mountain bike.

Venturing further afield? Take advantage of

the courtesy shuttle to downtown Paihia.

DUNE RIDER - CAPE

REINGA VIA 90 MILE BEACH

FR

$137

FULL DAY

Uncover the wild beauty of Cape Reinga, a

region rich in Maori culture. Encounter an

ancient Kauri Forest where the its towering

trees produce amber that’s made into

beautiful jewellery and the famous

90-Mile Beach. Top the day sandboarding

down the massive sand dunes on boogie

boards at Te Paki Stream – if you dare!

STAY 5 PAY 4 - ALL YEAR

PIIPIP

FREE ROOM UPGRADE (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)

- 01MAR14-31DEC14

ABOICH

FJWDUN

EXPLORE

PICK & MIX PASS

FR

$183 ROCK THE BOAT

FR

$182

OVERNIGHT CRUISE

2-3 TOURS 2 DAYS

Planning to visit Auckland or the Bay of Islands or both? Choose

either two or three trips from a range of amazing, top-quality

tours as part of this flexible pass. These include: America’s Cup

Saling Experience, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari, Discover the

Bay ‘Hole in the Rock’ Cruise, Swim with Dolphins, Dune Rider:

Cape Reinga & 90-Mile Beach and Ultimate Day Sail in the Bay.

Loads of choice means you can tailor-make your pass and - best

of all - you’ll actually achieve a saving of more than NZD $100 per

person!

FJWDOL

‘The Rock’ is New Zealand’s biggest houseboat, offering a warm

and welcoming environment for overnight tours of the Bay of

Islands. With a capacity of 36, ‘The Rock’ is suitable for travellers

of all ages who enjoy great company, new experiences, and who

don’t mind getting their feet wet! This overnight tour allows guests

to experience everything the Bay has to offer, including fishing,

kayaking, snorkelling and island walks.

Departs: Year round (ask for details) Accommodation: 6-bed mixed dorm or

private cabin, both with shared bathroom facilities on cruise boat(1 nt)

Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner Tour Code: FJWROC

CALL 1300 676 561 TO BOOK

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ROTORUA & TAUPO

NEW ZEALAND

shoestring Rock Solid

shoestring

BASE

ROTORUA

FR FR FR

$27 DORM

IBIS

$90 SINGLE

BASE

$27

FR FR FR

$35 TWIN/DOUBLE ROTORUA $45 TWIN/DOUBLE TAUPO

$28

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Adjacent to beautiful Kuirau Park in the

centre of town, this hostel has great

facilities including an outdoor, hot mineral

pool. Rooms comprise of a variety of dorms

and deluxe rooms, which are comfy and

clean, most with an en suite and a balcony.

After dark, hit Lava Bar with its resident DJ,

theme nights and drink specials.

On the shores of Lake Rotorua and a short

walk from downtown, this modern and cosy

hotel offers rooms with beautiful lake, city

or garden views. Indulge in the all-you-caneat

breakfast or a la carte cuisine, work

out in the nearby fitness centre or catch

up on emails using the Wi-Fi. Great news if

you are driving – parking is free.

DORM

TWIN/DOUBLE

This flashpacker hostel has stunning lake

and mountain views and is just seconds

from the lakefront. It boasts comfy beds,

Wi-Fi, plasma TVs, a large sundeck and

modern kitchen. Cosy up by the fireplace or

party hard in the rockin’ Element Bar. Take

your pick from a small dorm, a private room

or a blissful sanctuary room for girls only!

STAY 5 PAY 4 - ALL YEAR

STAY 3 NIGHTS AND GET 2 FREE BREAKFASTS

ROTHOT (SUPERIOR ROOM) - 01APR14-30SEP14 AROT01 STAY 5 PAY 4 - ALL YEAR

TUOBSE

apartment

BLUE DUCK

CONSERVATION, WHAKAHORO (160 km from Taupo)

FR

$164

2 DAYS

BEST WESTERN

SAILS

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

FR

$152

FR

$76

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Situated lakeside, opposite the main

swimming pool, the real draw of this newly

refurbished hotel is, unsurpisingly, its

location. Enjoy stunning mountain and lake

views, while the town centre is restaurants

within easy walking distance. Rooms are

impeccably clean, modern and all come with

balconies, kitchen facilities and free Wi-Fi.

HONEYMOON BONUS: FREE BOTTLE OF BUBBLES

AND CHEESE PLATTER FOR 2 PEOPLE IN YOUR

ROOM UPON ARRIVAL

ATUOQI

Departs: Daily except Thu Accommodation:

Shared dorm or private lodge (1 nt) Meals: 1

breakfast, 1 bush tucker dinner. Wine or beer

(private lodge package only) Includes: 4WD Bush

Safari Tour Code: WLGBLD

Highlights

• Overnight in a cosy bush lodge

• Enjoy an authentic bushtucker dinner

• Experience a 4WD bush safari

If you’re driving around the North Island, don’t

miss spending a night or two at the impressive

Blue Duck Station. Hear all about their valuable

conservation work on a fabulous bush safari

and witness the results it has produced.

Observe the everyday workings of this sheep

and beef station, including sheep shearing and

cattle mustering. In the summer months, visit

the hangouts of the blue ducks as you kayak

along the base of the Kaiwhakauka Falls. All of

this while soaking up the amazing atmosphere

of the New Zealand bush, with breathtaking

views around every corner.

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KAITUNA

RAFTING, ROTORUA

FR

$87

HALF DAY

TAMAKI MAORI

VILLAGE, ROTORUA

FR

$76

HALF DAY

OGO

H20G0, ROTORUA

FR

$33

HALF DAY

Boasting grade five rapids plus a sevenmetre

drop down the awesome Tutea Falls,

this is the ultimate action-packed thrill

ride! Take a fast and furious ride through

15 amazing rapids set against the stunning

background of one of NZ’s most beautiful

waterways. Training, transport and

equipment is included.

Ka mate Ka mate Ka Ora Ka Ora! Enjoy a

wonderful evening of hangi, history and

Haka on this great nighttime tour of a

traditional Maori village. You’ll be welcomed

by indigenous owners and learn all about

traditional Maori life, from hunting and

fishing to the famous Haka - you’ll have it

in your head for ages afterwards!

Think zorbing with a splash! We introduce,

the OGO. Jump into the transparent plastic

sphere within a sphere along with 50 litres

of water. Then slip slide your way down

a specially designed 350m-long hill track

that is NZ’s longest and fastest whilst

being rewarded with spectacular Lake

Rotorua views.

NEW ZEALAND

ROTRAF

ROTJOA

ROTOGO

WAI -O-TAPU &

WAIMANGU, ROTORUA

FR

$109

FULL DAY

BLACK LABYRINTH

TOUR, ROTORUA

FR

$115

HALF DAY

HOBBITION MOVIE

SET TOUR, ROTORUA

FR

$101

HALF DAY

Visit some of the most incredible and

picturesque lakes, pools and craters on

offer in New Zealand with the Geyser Link

Shuttle that runs connections to Wai-

O-Tapu, Waimangu and Paradise Valley.

Explore the largest mud pool in NZ and hike

or take a boat cruise on the world’s newest

geothermal eco-system – Waimangu.

This is the original Waitomo subterranean

adventure that will have you climbing, black

water tubing, leaping and floating through

Ruakuri Cave. Over three hours, you’ll take

leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and

float serenely down an underground river

as you enjoy the glowworm show on the

vaulted limestone galleries overhead.

Your guide will escort you through the

ten-acre site recounting fascinating details

of how the Hobbiton set was created. See

the Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill

and other structures created for the film

and discover how this beautiful piece of

Waikato farmland was transformed into The

Shire from Middle-earth.

ROTTHE

WTYLAB

ROTHOB

HUKAFALLS

JET, TAUPO

FR

$100

HALF DAY

SKYDIVE

TAUPO, TAUPO

FR

$251

HALF DAY

TONGARIRO

CROSSING, TAUPO

FR

$292

HALF DAY

Jetboat to the base of New Zealand’s most

visited natural attraction - the spectacular

Huka Falls. Hukafalls Jet is the only jetboat

company permitted to take you there, and

it’s a ride of thrills, fun and excitement

with high-speed, 360-degree spins. What’s

more, you’ll be gifted with front row, water

level views of the Huka Falls.

Taupo is known as the skydiving Mecca,

and it’s easy to see why! Home to

breathtaking scenery and the North Island’s

most active volcano, you’ll have amazing

views as you climb to 12,000 or 15,000

feet to experience the ultimate high –

jumping out of a plane! Float back down to

earth with the best feeling. Ever.

This 19-kilometre trek is NZ’s best day one

day walk. The track leads up to the saddle

between Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro

and then diverts over Mt Tongariro. The

landscape on Tongariro is peppered with

different coloured and shaped craters,

scoured volcanic rocks, mountain springs,

and brightly coloured emerald lakes.

TUOHUC

TUOFRE

TUOTON

CALL 1300 676 561 TO BOOK

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WELLINGTON

NEW ZEALAND

shoestring

rock solid

BASE

WELLINGTON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Situated in the lively nightclub district of

Courtney Place, this renovated budget

backpackers boasts a heaving bar with

cheap drinks, DJs, great nightly specials,

as well as a BBQ area. Choose from

double rooms with en suites, dorms or the

‘Sanctuary’, a female-only floor with little

extras like crisp bed linen and duvets.

FR FR

$27 DORM

COMFORT HOTEL $113

FR FR

$46 TWIN/DOUBLE WELLINGTON $57

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

DORM

TWIN/DOUBLE

This three-star hotel is located right in the

heart of Cuba Street where you’ll find the

city’s best cafes, galleries and boutique

shops. Modern rooms come with en suites,

Sky TV and Wi-Fi. With access to a heated

indoor pool, spa, fitness room, bar, cafe

and restaurant - you can’t go wrong! Great

value for money in a good location.

KIWI NIGHT TOUR

ZEALANDIA, WELLINGTON

FR

$65

HALF DAY

Try your hand at spotting NZ’s iconic bird;

the kiwi! Zealandia is an award-winning

nature reserve just ten minutes outside

the city, home to some of the rarest and

most extraordinary wildlife on the planet.

This nocturnal tour gives guests a magical

forest encounter to search for kiwi lit by

the light of glow-worms.

STAY 5 PAY 4 - ALL YEAR

WLGBBW

WLGCOM

WLGKNT

KAPITI

ISLAND

FR

$335 WELLINGTON

FR

$42

2 DAYS MOVIE TOUR

HALF DAY

Experience one of the most precious nature reserves in New

Zealand with this overnight trip to the small, tranquil Kapiti Island.

Set next to a marine reserve, the island is an internationally

renowned sanctuary for native birds, forest and wildlife. Go kiwi

spotting and birdwatching with local Maori iwi-tribe, and listen

to their stories of the land, history and birds as you explore the

island’s beauty. For nature-lovers, this tour is a must!

Departs: Daily Accommodation: Lodge (1 nt) Meals: All meals, snacks, plus NZ

wines & beer Transport: Return ferry Includes: Landing permits, guidebook,

conservation brochure & guided walk Tour Code: WLGKST

Take an exciting journey through the real Middle Earth where you’ll

get the lowdown on the making of these timeless films. You’ll start

in Hobbiton Woods where the filming began, then head off to the

famous production studio sites for a peek around to discover loads

of behind-the-scenes secrets. Spend an hour at the famous Weta

Cave, where much of the modelling magic took place, rounding off

the day with a scenic drive along the stunning South Coast.

Departs: Daily Includes: Exclusive movie-clips, movie trailers. “Easter Eggs”,

production diaries, behind-the-scenes facts, props for pictures, visit to Weta

Cave Not included: Entry to studios, transfers Tour Code: WLGMOV

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SOUTH ISLAND

NEW ZEALAND

TOP

5

MUST-DO’s

1. SEARCH FOR WHALES IN KAIKOURA

2. HELI-HIKE ON FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

3. TIE A ROPE TO YOUR LEGS & JUMP!

4. RAFT THE SHOTOVER RIVER RAPIDS

5. SAIL OVERNIGHT ON DOUBTFUL SOUND

NELSON

KAIKOURA

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

CHRISTCHURCH

MOUNT

COOK

MILFORD

SOUND

QUEENSTOWN

DUNEDIN

STEWART ISLAND


SOUTH ISLAND ENCOMPASSED

Wellington Wellington

FR

$1,999

15 DAYS

Highlights

• Visit the stunning Abel Tasman N.P.

• Meet cute seals at Cape Foulwind

• See the unusual Pancake Rocks

• Kayak through the waterfalls

• Sleep on the edge of Doubtful Sound

• Visit the original bungee site

• Enjoy walks around Lake Matheson

• Cycle along the Otago Rail Trail

NEW ZEALAND

Departures 2014

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

02 06 06 03 01 05 03 07 04 02 06 04

09 13 13 10 08 12 10 14 11 09 13 11

16 20 20 17 15 19 17 21 18 16 20 18

23 27 27 24 22 26 24 28 25 23 27 25

30 29 31 30

Inclusions

Trip Style: YOLO Service Level: Basic Physical

Grading: 3 Age Group: Recommended for 18-

39s Accommodation: Hostels (12 nts), eco

lodge (1 nt), boat hostel (1 nt in summer, cabin

in winter) Transport: Private bus, kayak, boat,

ferry Meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

Budget: Allow NZD$350-400 for meals not

included Group Leader: Chief Experience

Officer (CEO), local guides Group Size: Max

20, Avg 16 Tour Code: GAONSE

Queenstown

NEW ZEALAND

Franz Josef

Doubtful Sound

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Extend your trip

New Zealand Encompassed

(24 days, Auckland-Auckland)

(GAONNZ) see pages 142-143 Fr $3,299

This 15-day adventure will suck you straight into the action of South Island and whizz you

through a bundle of different environments all in one go. New Zealand’s South Island hosts

the most dramatic natural scenes you’ll ever experience, including rainforests, glaciers and

some of the most gorgeous coastline. Hike the trails of Abel Tasman National Park, go

kayaking through the fascinating fiords of Doubtful Sound, cycle the Otago Rail Trail and go

bungy jumping in the adrenalin capital of Queenstown! If that’s not enough, you’ll also get to

stay in a unique wilderness lodge set deep in the rainforest.

DAY

01

02-03

04

05-06

07-09

10-12

13

14-15

ITINERARY

Wellington

Arrive to Wellington at any time and go out to see this cool and cultural capital of NZ before meeting

your group and CEO in the evening.

Abel Tasman National Park

Today you’ll head out by ferry across the scenic Cook Strait and enjoy the views of the Marlborough

Sounds before a transfer to the absolutely awesome Abel Tasman National Park where you’ll get a

chance to go hiking and explore its golden beaches and waterways. (2B, 2D)

Punakaiki

This morning head south through the stunning Buller Gorge to the West Coast of the South Island.

Visit the Cape Foulwind seal colony for a close encounter with New Zealand fur seals in their natural

habitat. Then it’s on to the beach camp in Punakaiki. If you’re feeling active, perhaps opt to kayak the

river into the Paparoa National Park or go hiking on the local trails. (B, D)

Franz Josef Glacier

Hike to the famous Punakaiki ‘Pancake Rocks’, spectacular limestone formations looking like a pile of

giant pancakes! You’ll then continue on to Franz Josef, famous for its spectacular glacier environment

and its many hiking trails. You’re sure to be impressed with your accommodation tonight, as you stay

at a unique wilderness lodge set deep in the rainforest. (2B, D)

Queenstown

Rise early this morning as you move on to the picture-perfect Lake Matheson to take a shot of

the Southern Alps reflecting in the lake. Continue down the wild West Coast through the rainforest

stopping for some walks and waterfall visits. If you’re dying for some action, well here is your chance,

as you visit the world’s original commercial bungy site. Go on, we dare you! The adrenalin burst does

not stop here as you’ll spend the next two days in the action-packed Queenstown. Optional activities

include jet boating outing, mountain biking, sky diving or, for the mellower types, a vineyard tour. (3B)

Doubtful Sound

Today you’ll continue on to the mind-blowingly beautiful Fiordland National Park. Take a boat across

Lake Manapouri and enjoy a guided bush walk in deep cove including a visit to Helena Falls. Tonight,

another impressive night stay awaits as you overnight in a lodge on the edge of Doubtul Sound.

On Day 11, engage in a 4-5 hour kayaking trip through the national park below towering cliffs and

waterfalls. Watch out for dolphins, seals and penguins! Later, you’ll continue to the historic Central

Otago mining country for a night in an old miners’ hotel. On Day 12, cycle through the stunning

scenery along the historic Otago Rail Trail. (3B, L, 2D)

Central Otago / Christchurch

Take in the views as you drive through breathtaking Central Otago. You’ll stop off at little towns

to buy supplies for a picnic lunch before arriving to Christchurch in the afternoon. You have

free afternoon to explore the downtown district and stroll through Hagley Park and witness the

impressive revival of the city which was so badly damaged by its recent earthquake. (B)

Kaikoura / Wellington

Journey the scenic coastal road to Kaikoura and admire the breathtaking views of the mountains

meeting the ocean. The area is a prime spot to go whale watching. Opt to go swimming with dolphins,

visit a colony of Southern Fur seals, or take a scenic flight over the peninsula. On Day 15, take a

ferry to Wellington where your adventure ends upon arrival in the evening. (2B)

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‘SWEET AS’ SOUTH

Christchurch Christchurch

FR

$1,255

9 DAYS

Highlights

• Refresh in the beautiful Lake Ohau

• Take an optional flight over Mt. Cook

• Try Kiwi brews at Speight’s Brewery

• Ride the legendary Shotover Jet

• Dig out your wild side in Queenstown

• Marvel at Milford Sound (optional)

• Party it up with locals in Dunedin

• Check out the incredible Franz Josef

Departures 2014/15

START FINISH

Jan 03 Jan 12

Jan 07 Jan 16

Jan 11 Jan 20

Jan 15 Jan 24

Jan 23 Feb 01

Feb 04 Feb 13

Feb 16 Feb 25

Feb 24 Mar 05

Mar 12 Mar 21

Apr 05 Apr 14

Apr 29 May 08

Jun 24 Jul 03

Jul 02 Jul 11

Additional dates are available, please ask for details.

Inclusions

NEW ZEALAND

Hokitika

Franz Josef &

Fox Glacier

Christchurch

Haast Pass

Lake Tekapo

Wanaka

Lake Ohau

Milford

Sound

Queenstown

START FINISH

Jul 10 Jul 19

Jul 26 Aug 04

Aug 11 Aug 20

Sep 12 Sep 21

Sep 28 Oct 07

Oct 14 Oct 23

Oct 30 Nov 08

Nov 15 Nov 24

Nov 23 Dec 02

Dec 05 Dec 14

Dec 25 Jan 03

Dec 29 Jan 07

Dunedin

Arthur’s

Pass

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2015

Jan 12 Jan 20

Jan 16 Jan 24

Jan 20 Jan 28

Jan 24 Feb 01

Feb 01 Feb 09

Feb 13 Feb 21

Feb 17 Feb 25

Mar 05 Mar 13

Mar 21 Mar 29

Mar 29 Apr 06

Apr 14 Apr 22

Service Level: Superior Age Group:

Recommended for 18-35s Accommodation:

Hotels (5 nts), lodges (3 nts) Transport:

Modern air-conditioned coach with power

points for charging Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3

dinners Group Leader: Tour Manager and

Driver team Group Size: Max 51 Tour Code:

CONSZCD

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‘Sweet As’ South

(10 days, Christchurch - Wellington)

(CONSHCD) Fr $1,485

Add on the North Island

The Big Tiki

(19 days, Christchurch - Auckland)

(CONGZCD) Fr $2,679

Unleash your wild, adventurous side as you embark on a nine-day journey of discovery

through New Zealand’s scenic southern region. From the base of Mt. Cook to the ice of

Franz Josef Glacier, and with Milford Sound (optional), the adventure capital Queenstown

and the student town of Dunedin thrown into the mix, you can really get your teeth into all

things Kiwi. Enjoy optional bungy jumping, skydiving, helicopter rides and whitewater rafting

plus plenty of history, natural wonders, culture and buzzing nightlife. This trip will satisfy

you to the very core and leave you with a desire to discover more.

DAY

01-02

03-04

04-06

05-06

07-08

09

ITINERARY

Christchurch / Lake Ohau / Dunedin

Get straight into the action after meeting your group in Christchurch. Travel from here and see views

of the MacKenzie Country, stopping at Lake Tekapo, Lake Pukaki and Geraldine. When you arrive into

Lake Ohau, pinch yourself as you walk around it admiring the imposing Mt. Cook and the seriously

stunning Southern Alps that surround it. Tonight, rest up in a traditional ski lodge on Lake Ohau, an

absolutely incredible location for your first night. On Day 2 it’s off to Dunedin, famous as a student

city and brimming with history and Scottish heritage. On the way, stop at the impressive Benmore

Dam and historic Oamaru for its quaint old buildings made from local stone, before getting a peek

at Moeraki, where gigantic spherical boulders are located right on the beach. Later arrive in Dunedin

and check out the world’s steepest street – Baldwin Street – followed by a tour and tasting session

at the iconic Speight’s Brewery. (B, D)

Queenstown

From party town to adventure town as you head to Queenstown this morning. This place is simply

awesome and the next few days will be some of the best of your life. Before it all kicks off, maybe

grab a famous ‘Ferg’ burger and then check out the nightlife. On Day 4, you’ll have the chance to take

a ride on the famous Shotover Jet, speeding through the canyons of the Shotover River by jetboat.

Then the afternoon is all yours to really get into the swing of things. Later on indulge yourself with

some more epic nightlife, this time you’ll be armed with an awesome VIP pass! (2B)

Ski Queenstown Upgrade Option

Want to ‘carve up’ some of the great ski mountains around Queenstown? You can if you’re travelling

in July or August! Opt to hit the awesome slopes either by ski or board for a full three days! (2B, D)

Queenstown

You have two free days to embrace all that is Queenstown. Some of the highlights include views of

the Remarkables Mountains and Coronet Peak, a visit to the famous AJ Hackett’s Kawarau Bridge

where commercial bungy jumping was born, and a skyline gondola ride. Or you can really add a bit of

spice to your time here and go nuts for a heliraft experience, skyswing, canyon swing, rafting, horse

riding, skydiving, funyaks, trail hiking or opt to experience the highlight that is Milford Sound. Voted

one of the world’s top destinations, it is set in Fiordland National Park where huge mountains rise

from the sea and waterfalls hammer down sheer cliff faces into the deep, dark waters of the fiord.

Take a cruise to savour one of nature’s finest creations. You may even spot seals, dolphins, whales

and penguins if you’re lucky. (2B, D)

Arrowtown / Wanaka / Franz Josef National Park

Leave the irresistable charm of Queenstown behind you and check out the former goldrush boomtown

of Arrowtown plus the lakeside beauty of Wanaka on your way to NZ’s pin-up glacial spot, the

almighty Franz Josef. On the way keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife as you head through

utterly stunning Haast Pass and Thunder Creek Falls. On Day 8, get out there and hit the ice! It’s

completely up to you how you tackle Franz Josef Glacier, you can choose to walk, hike or heli-ride

it or maybe even take an optional scenic helicopter flight to see Mt. Cook and actually land on its

equally amazing neighbour, Fox Glacier. Pinch yourself, you really are here! (2B, D)

Hokitika / Christchurch

Make tracks through the divine Southern Alps to Christchurch. You’ll check out traditional Maori

greenstone carving in the town of Hokitika before travelling the old trade route through spectacular

Arthur’s Pass. It’s then on to Christchurch where your tour sadly ends upon arrival. (B)

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PACKAGE

Queenstown

Queenstown

FR

$1,275

8 DAYS

NEW ZEALAND

Highlights

• Choice of four ski resorts

• Option to trade in lift pass for credit

• Seven nights at Reavers Lodge

• Continental breakfast each morning

• Group dinner

• Nightly activities

• In-house support and local host

Inclusions

Departs: Daily Accommodation: Reaver Lodge

(7 nts) Transport: Return airport transfers

Meals: Daily breakfast, 1 dinner Includes:

4-day NZ Ski Super Pass valid for Coronet Peak

& Remarkables or credit towards activities,

1-day lift pass at Treble Cone, local host Note:

instead of airport transfers you can opt for 7

days car hire at additional cost. Please ask for

details Tour Code: COCZSKI08

Calling all snow bunnies! Head out of the hustle and bustle and into the snow-capped

mountains. This Queenstown-based powder pack includes seven nights’ bed and breakfast

at the modern Reavers Lodge, just a ten-minute walk from the vibrant life of Queenstown.

You’ll get lift passes, group dinners, an après ski nightly activity and entertainment schedule

so you can hang out with your new mates after an active day on the slopes. There’s also

a range of equipment on offer to hire, optional airport meet and greet, customer support,

and transfers to all the resorts available. Sno’ worries! The NZ Super Pass vouchers can be

used at Coronet Peak or the Remarkables (Cardrona and Treble Cone on request) or as an

exchange towards an activity, so depending on whether you want to show off your carving

skills or just chill out, you can pick the resort that best suits your style!

SUPER Q

SOUTH ISLAND

Christchurch

Christchurch

FR

$1,373

12 DAYS

Highlights

• An incredible ‘Ice Explorer’ trip

• 6WD tour of rugged Mount Cook area

• Action-packed capital, Queenstown

• Other worldly Stewart Island

• Unforgettable Milford Sound drive

• Hike up Key Summit Track

• ‘Lord of the Rings’ landscapes

Inclusions

Departs: Min twice weekly, year-round

Accommodation: Multi-share dorm (11 nts)

Transport: Air con coach Meals: None included

Includes: Ice Exporer trip, Nevis Bungy visit, Milford

Cruise, Stewart Island ferry, 6WD Agro Mt tour Note:

The number of nights in Queenstown is dependent on

the season Tour code: STRSUQ

Hokitika

Franz Josef Glacier

Haast Pass

Wanaka

Milford Sound

Queenstown

Bluff

Arthur’s

Pass

Christchurch

Mt Rangitata

Cook

Lake

Pukaki

Stewart Island

NEW ZEALAND

DAY

01-04

05-06

07-10

11-12

ITINERARY

Christchurch / Franz Josef / Wanaka / Queenstown

Leave Christchurch and head over the stunning Arthur’s Pass to Greymouth and Franz Josef. Enjoy

the amazing ‘Ice Explorer’ trip including a helicopter ride and the hot pools on Day 2. The following

morning, it’s onwards to Lake Matheson and the quaint towns of Fox Glacier, Lake Hawea and Wanaka

to overnight. Hit Queenstown on Day 4, stopping at the famous AJ Hackett Bungy site. Feeling

brave??

Queenstown

The next two days are yours to explore Queenstown. Options include great local walks or taking part

in one of many activity options. Take a peak at the day tours on page 169.

Queenstown / Gunn’s Camp / Stewart Island / Queenstown / Aoraki / Mt Cook

Get ready for one of the most scenic drives in the world on your way to Milford Sound and enjoy an

amazing cruise before heading to your unique overnight stop at Gunn’s Camp. Start the morning with

a hike up the Key Summit Track, then head through Southland to Bluff and the ferry across to Stewart

Island! Enjoy your time here before returning back to Queenstown. Day 10, head over the Lindis pass

past Lake Pukaki, then head north to New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki / Mount Cook. Jump in a

6WD tour of this remote and rugged alpine region.

Mt Cook / Rangitata / Christchurch

Make your way to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ landscape at Rangitata. Drive past scenic Lake Tekapo, into

Geraldine and then head through to spend the night at Rangitata. Day 12, it’s an express haul across

the Canterbury plains to Christchurch today where your adventure comes to an end.

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CHRISTCHURCH, KAIKOURA & MT COOK

NEW ZEALAND

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JAILHOUSE

HOSTEL, CHRISTCHURCH

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

This former prison is now an awardwinning

backpacker hostel, with a

renovated interior and friendly staff. All

rooms (former cells!) have fresh linen,

shared bathrooms and super-comfy beds.

With an espresso coffee bar, Wi-Fi and free

parking, this is one place you will be happy

to spend a few days behind bars.

FR FR FR

$38 DORM

THE OLD COUNTY $37 DORM

HOTEL

$176

FR FR FR

$48 TWIN/DOUBLE HOUSE, CHRISTCHURCH $46 TWIN/DOUBLE 115, CHRISTCHURCH $88

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST

Created for travellers by travellers. This

friendly backpacker hostel comprises of

beautifully restored, charming colonial

villas set in tranquil gardens, with large

fully-equipped kitchens, a TV room, comfy

lounges and colourful decor. Based in an

inner city suburb of Christchurch, Cathedral

Square is a 1,500-metre walk away.

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Located in the heart of Christchurch, this

30-room boutique hotel offers elegant

design with an eclectic twist. Its character

rooms are a pleasing mix of functionality

and simplicity, following recent

refurbishment. With moden furnishings, all

come with en suites and free Wi-Fi, plus

Cathedral Square is a just a few steps away.

1 FREE HOUR INTERNET VOUCHER

FOR ISIC CARD HOLDERS

CHCJAI

CHCOLD

ACHC11

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CHRISTCHURCH CBD

REBUILD CYCLE TOUR

The best way to see a city in a limited time

frame is on two trusty wheels. Explore the

highlights of Christchurch on this two-hour

tour, including the Arts Centre, Antigua

Boatsheds, Botanic Gardens, Christ’s

College and Hagley Park. Continue on to the

Re:START Project and Riccarton House &

Bush. Includes your bike and helmet.

FR FR

THE LAZY SHAG, $25 SINGLE WHALE WATCHING

FR

$37 $133

FR

HALF DAY

KAIKOURA

$31 TWIN/DOUBLE KAIKOURA

HLAF DAY

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Warm, clean and well-equipped, the Lazy

Shag is set amongst magnificent trees

with plenty of open space. Spend time on

the large decks with superb mountain and

river views. Check out the seal swims and

snorkelling trips or relax by the log fire in

winter. Plenty of activities on offer to fill

your time at the Lazy Shag!

This unique experience offers close

encounters with the giant sperm whale,

year-round. You may also encounter fur

seals, dusky dolphins and the endangered

wandering albatross. Depending on the

season, you may also see migrating

humpback, pilot and blue whales or even

the world’s largest and smallest dolphins.

CHCBIK

KIPSHA

KIPWHA

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NEW ZEALAND

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PARADISO,

NELSON

FR FR FR

$25 DORM

ABEL TASMAN $221 SINGLE

THE BARN, $33

FR FR FR

$31 TWIN/DOUBLE MARAHU LODGE $111 TWIN/DOUBLE

ABEL TASMAN

$35

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

A travellers home just 650 metres from

Nelson city centre. Paradiso provides a

warm atmosphere, perfect for relaxing with

fellow backpackers. Take a dip in the solarheated

pool, laze in a hammock or hit the

beach volleyball court. Female-only dorms

are available and everyone has use of the

spacious and well-equipped kitchen.

The Abel Tasman Village is the gateway

to the famed Abel Tasman National Park.

Unspoilt, hassle-free and peaceful, it’s

the perfect place to unwind. Just 400

metres from the park lies the affordable

Abel Tasman Marahu Lodge, providing

the perfect base for the Abel Tasman

experience and adventure.

DORM

TWIN/DOUBLE

A minute from the sea and Abel Tasman

National Park, The Barn is perfect for those

looking for fun and adventure. Friendly

staff can help you sort any activities you

wish to try. Offering camping, cabins,

dorms and private rooms, The Barn also

has Internet, two kitchens, bathrooms, a

shop and laundry facilities.

FREE: BREAKFAST, EVENING SOUP,

BEACH VOLLEYBALL COURT, CINEMA

BUS, COFFEE/TEA, LUGGAGE STORAGE

AND WIRELESS INTERNET!

NSNPAR ANSHML WLGBAR

SOUL

FOOD

FR

$120 REMOTE COAST

FR

$207

FULL DAY OVERNIGHTER

2 DAYS

Travel from Marahau and explore the forest-fringed Astrolabe,

where you’ll find the highest concentration of golden sandy

beaches in the Abel Tasman. Visit the Adele Island sanctuary, home

to protected native birds and a popular hang-out for gorgeous

fur seals. On this eco-friendly kayak tour, prepare yourself

for a workout as its 100 per cent paddle power but - weather

permitting - you can sail back to Marahau on the sea breeze.

Departs: Daily Meals: 1 lunch Transport: Kayak Note: Transport available from

Nelson Tour Code: NZSOUL

This stunning trip covers the entire Tonga Island Marine Reserve

from start to finish. Starting your guided tour by kayak at Awaroa,

visit the hidden inlet, Shag Harbour. Then paddle south, focusing

on the Tonga Island Marine Reserve and its playful inhabitants;

the fur seal Kekeno. After a picnic lunch on a pristine beach you’ll

paddle past Tonga Arches and the peaceful lagoons to your home

for the night - Bark Bay campsite. Day 2, walk back to Marahu.

Departs: Daily, Oct-May from Nelson and Marahau Accommodation: Camping

(1 nt) Meals: 1 lunch Transport: Kayak Includes: Waterproof map, buoyancy aid,

spare paddle Note: NZD $20.00 for camping gear if required Tour Code: NZDRCO

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WEST COAST

NEW ZEALAND

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RAINFOREST

RETREAT, FRANZ JOSEF

FR FR FR

$28 DORM

SCENIC HOTEL, $229 SINGLE

NOAH’S ARK, $28

FR FR FR

$53 TWIN/DOUBLE

FRANZ JOSEPH

$115 TWIN/DOUBLE

GREYMOUTH

$36

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

The handy location of Rainforest Retreat

– right in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier

village - makes it a perfect base. Choose

from en suite four-bed flashpacker rooms

and five or six-bed dorms with shared

kitchen facilities. Enjoy the roaring fire in

the bar, the restaurant and particularly the

Jacuzzi and sauna!

Sat at the edge of the Westland World

Heritage Park and just moments from the

Franz Joseph Glacier, you’ll find the aptly

named Scenic Hotel. A great, afforable

base for exploring, don’t miss out on the

restaurant and bar’s hearty, local fare

including whitebait, lamb shanks and

Steinlager!

DORM

TWIN/DOUBLE

Noah’s Ark Backpackers provides welcoming

quality, budget accommodation just 100

metres from Greymouth town centre. With

spacious, animal-themed dorms, tent

sites and private rooms, this converted

monastery also has a large garden area

picnic tables, BBQ and hammock, comfy

lounges and a fully-equipped kitchen.

XOZRAI AWHOSH STAY 4 PAY 3 - 01 MAY 14 – 30 SEPT 2014 NSNNOA

ICE EXPLORER &

HOT POOLS COMBO

FR

$252

HALF DAY

FOX TROT WALK

FOX GLACIER

FR

$106

HALF DAY

Calling all adventurous travellers! This is a

great eco-adventure full of variety. Kitted

up in specialised gear, you’ll head onto the

ice, traversing across steps to the middle

of the glacier for spectacular views of the

icefall and lower glacier. Spend up to an

hour on the ice with your expert guide.

Also available as a full-day tour.

FGLFTW

Departs: Daily, note Nov-Mar is peak season

Includes: Rain jacket, waterproof over-trousers,

socks & sturdy boots, crampons, hat & gloves (if

required) Tour Code: XOZFRA

Highlights

• An incredible glacier experience

• Navigate through a maze of ice

• Rejuvanate at the hot pools

This is a fantastic introduction to an

enthralling world of ice starting with a

short heli-hop from Franz Josef township

to the incredible Pinnacles area of the

glacier. Here, your guide will navigate

you through a maze of ice and explain

the dramatic environmental changes over

the last few years, as you explore the

awe-inspiring landscape of Franz Josef

Glacier. After a day on the ice, there’s no

better reward than to rejuvenate the body,

soul and mind at the Glacier Hot Pools.

Brrr-illiant!

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NEW ZEALAND

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BASE

QUEENSTOWN

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Base Queenstown has something for

everyone: from dorms with balconies to

deluxe privates with en suites plus a friendly

team of staff. Centrally located and with

excellent facilities, its the perfect base (no

pun intended) and a trip to the onsite bar is

an absolute must, with amazing tacos and

drink specials available every day!

FR FR FR

$25 DORM

REAVERS

$30 DORM

NOMADS

$27

FR FR FR

$37 TWIN/DOUBLE LODGE

$44 TWIN/DOUBLE QUEENSTOWN $51

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST

Reavers Lodge offers modern en suite

dorms and rooms with stunning mountain

views. With a well-equipped communal

kitchen and cosy common area complete

with crackling winter fireplace, you’ll feel

right at home. And when you feel like

partying, why not head out and check

out the amazing nightlife on offer?

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

DORM

TWIN/DOUBLE

Smack in the middle of downtown

Queenstown, this Nomads hostel is a three

times winner of Best Hostel in NZ and

was voted second best hostel in the world

2013! Everything here is brand new. All

rooms are climate controlled, have access

to balconies, Wi-Fi, lockers and individual

reading lights.

STAY 5 PAY 4 - ALL YEAR

ZQNDIS

STAY 7 PAY 6 - ALL YEAR.

STAY 4 PAY 3 - 01OCT14-30NOV14

ZQNREA

STAY 4 PAY 3 - 01MAY14-30MAY14 &

01OCT14-30NOV14

ZQNNOM

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A-LIST

OAKS

SHORES, QUEENSTOWN

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

FR

$141

FR

$71

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Take your pick from standard rooms or

one to four-bedroom apartments with

kitchenettes and knock-out views at this

luxurious hotel located on Lake Wakatipu.

A blend of comfort and contemporary style,

all accommodation comes with en suites

and Wi-Fi. Apres ski, fire up the BBQ or

relax sore muscles in the sauna.

NOVOTEL

QUEENSTOWN LAKESIDE

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

FR

$138

FR

$69

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake

Wakatipu, this hotel is surrounded by

mountains and peaceful gardens. In the

heart of Queenstown, its spacious, modern

rooms come with en suites, king-sized beds

and Wi-Fi. Indulge in a happy hour tipple,

wind down in the hot tub or sample tasty

local dishes al fresco in the Rose Garden.

HERITAGE HOTEL

QUEENSTOWN

FR

$158

FR

$79

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST

Opt for a room, suite or apartment at this

sumptuous hotel with the Remarkables

mountain range as your backdrop! Rooms

have super-king-sized beds, private

balconies, Manuka Spa toiletries and fluffy

robes. Enjoy an aperitif in the lodge-style

bar, cosy log fires at the restaurant or keep

toasty in the sauna, heated pool or spa.

STAY 4 PAY 3, STAY 7 PAY 5 - 05JAN14-

26JUN14 & 14SEP14-19DEC14

AZQNOS

STAY 4 PAY 3 - 01APR14-30JUN14 &

01SEP14-25DEC14

AZQNNL

STAY 4 PAY 3 - 01APR14-25DEC14

AZQNHH

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NZONE TANDEM

SKYDIVE

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$247 LORD OF THE RINGS

$255 CANYON

$226

HALF DAY & SCENIC TOUR

FULL DAY SWING

HALF DAY

It takes a certain kind of person to jump

out of a plane. Some would say mad - we

would say adventurous. Tandem skydive

from 15,000, 12,000 or 9,000 feet at NZ’s

most scenic resort; Queenstown. With two

of the largest skydiving planes available,

you can share your once-in-a-lifetime

experience from start to finish with friends.

Bring the book to life on this 4WD quest

to Middle Earth. Choose from a half or

full-day tour, discovering famous movie

locations whilst admiring the breathtaking

landscapes. With an enthusiastic guide,

movie props and a free drink at picturesque

Glenorchy, this trip is not just for fans - the

scenery alone is well worth a visit!

This intense, adrenalin-pumping activity

is one for the thrill-seekers.! Launching

yourself from a 109 metre-high platform,

you’ll reach speeds of up to150km/h as the

rocky cliff face rushes past you in a vertical

freefall. The ropes then smoothly pendulum

you into a giant 200-metre swing across

the famous Shotover River. Eek!

NEW ZEALAND

ZQNTSD

NZLOTR

ZQNSCS

AJ HACKET

BUNGY & SWING

FR FR FR

$138 SHOTOVER

$119 ROUTEBURN

$128

HALF DAY JET

HALF DAY TRACK GUIDED WALK

HALF DAY

Choose from five very different bungy

experiences: go for water touch at the

Kawarau Bridge Bungy - the world home

of bungy, jump or swing in the dark at the

Ledge Bungy and Swing, push the limits at

the Nevis Bungy (134 metres) or get the

adrenalin pumping at the world’s biggest

swing, the Nevis Swing! Exciting stuff!

The world’s most famous and exciting

jetboat ride. Described as ‘thrill therapy’

this is an unmissable experience. Hurtle

through the Shotover River canyons aboard

these specially designed machines. Expect

super speeds, 360-degree spins and

whitewater spray - all in just half an hour.

Return Queenstown transfers are included.

Hike along the iconic Routeburn Track

in Queenstown taking in Lake Wakatipu

and Mount Aspiring National Park whilst

learning about the historical importance of

the track to the Maoris and the European

Pioneers. Immerse yourself in nature and

the stunning beech forest that engulfs you

and try some scroggin - an NZ hiker snack!

AKLAJB

ZQNFUN

ZQNROU

FUNYAK

KAYAK SAFARI

FR

$302

Queenstown Queenstown FULL DAY

Highlights

• Experience exhilaration at its best - jet boat along scenic Dart River

• Hop in a unique ‘funyak’ inflatable canoe for a pleasant paddle

• Spectacular scenery, straight out of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’

Inclusions

Departs: Daily Includes: Jet boat ride, inflatable funyak

canoe with guide, back country scenic drive Meals: 1 lunch

Tour Code: ZQNFUN

This fun, fresh, water-bound safari, deep in the World Heritage area of Mt. Aspiring

N.P, is the only one of its type in the Queenstown region. Kick off with a thrilling jet

boat rumble on the open turquoise waters of Dart River. Hold on tight whilst your

knowledgeable guide points out sights along the way. Next up, jump into an inflatable

funyak canoe for a more peaceful paddle through the secluded channels, marveling at

rock formations along the way as your guide talks you through the shimmering streams,

rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop for a pitstop buffet lunch amidst mountainous

surroundings before swapping your canoe for terra firma and enjoying an on-road drive

back to base. Enroute you’ll witness spectacular scenery and locations that have formed

the epic backdrop for many international movies, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

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MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS, STEWART ISLAND

NEW ZEALAND

OVERNIGHT MILFORD

SOUND CRUISE

FR

$269

2 DAYS

OVERNIGHT DOUBTFUL

SOUND CRUISE

FR

$289

2 DAYS

Sail the full length of Milford Sound before mooring up for the

night in Harrison Cove, where you’ll enjoy a three-course dinner.

Relax on the spacious deck as you cruise by waterfalls, rainforest,

mountains and wildlife with a nature guide on board. Take to the

open waters, exploring by kayak or tender craft (small boat) for an

up-close experience. Stay in twin or four-bunk cabins and enjoy a

hearty breakfast before returning to Milford Wharf the next day.

Departs: Daily, May-Sep Includes: Twin/quad share (1 nt), return coach

transfers from Queenstown, dinner & breakfast. Also departs Te Anau & Milford

Tour Code: ZQNMOD

This enchanting overnight cruise takes you across Lake Manapouri

before boarding the Fiordland Navigator at Deep Cove. Cruise

the full length of the fiord, weaving through hidden coves and

waterways. Bottlenose dolphins are often encountered, fur seals

bask on the rocks and at times, rare penguins can be seen. Explore

the shoreline by kayak or boat with a nature guide. Enjoy breakfast

and more cruising next morning before returning to the wharf.

Departs: May-Sep: Daily Includes: Twin/quad share (1 nt), return coach

transfers from Queenstown, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast. Also departs Manapouri Tour

Code: ZQNNVG/ZQNDOU

MILFORD

EXPLORER

FR

$109

FULL DAY

BURT

MUNROE

FR

$490

3 DAYS

Go home without seeing and experiencing the beauty of Milford

Sound and arguably you’ve missed the best of New Zealand. The

Sound is a fjord surrounded by high, rainforest-covered cliffs.

The trip starts and ends in Queenstown and includes a two hour

boat cruise through the sound exploring soaring peaks, towering

waterfalls and New Zealand nature at its best. See seals, penguins

and dolphins at the underwater observatory.

Departs: Sun, Mon, Wed & Fri Meals: Packed lunch Transport: Private bus,

boat Tour Code: ZQNMIL

At NZ’s most southerly part is Stewart Island with its clear waters,

lush rainforest, sweeping sands and unspoilt natural beauty. Leave

Queenstown, pass Lake Wakatipu on one of the most scenic drives

to Milford Sound and board your cruise before overnighting at the

unqiue Gunn’s Camp. Next day, hike up the Key Summit Track and

catch the ferry to Stewart Island. Day 3, explore the island and do

a spot of fishing before returning to Queenstown.

Departs: Thu & Sun year-round (additional Mon departure Jan-Mar)

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel (2 nts) Transport: Bus, ferry, cruise boat

Meals: None included Tour Code: QUEBUR

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DUNEDIN

NEW ZEALAND

shoestring GLAMPACKER

ON TOP

BACKPACKERS

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

• Helpful, hospitable and fun staff

• A classic backpacker joint in the heart of Dunedin

• Modern, fully-equipped kitchen to cook a backpacker feast

FR FR

$25 DORM

LARNACH

$142

FR FR

$31 TWIN/DOUBLE CASTLE LODGE

$71

PRICES ARE PER PERSON PER NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST

• New Zealand’s only castle!

• Affordable accommodation in a unique setting

• Sleep in historic stables

SINGLE

TWIN/DOUBLE

On Top Backpackers really is on top of everything. Located in the

centre of town, this friendly hostel has pool tables, a bar and a

sundeck perfect for pre-drinking before hitting the local hotspots.

On a budget? Take advantage of the kitchen and cook up a storm

or if you are feeling a bit lazy just grab something at the café.

This magnificent castle surrounded by stunning scenery has a

colourful history of scandal and tragedy! Featuring exquisite and

occasionally bizarre décor, it’s like being in an Highland castle or

setting for a ghoulish novel. Budget-seekers needn’t overlook this

place - just opt for the cosy stable rooms with shared facilities.

CASTLE, PENINSULA &

WILDLIFE COMBO

DUDOTB

FR

$161

FULL DAY

DUDLAR

Departs: Daily Includes: Guided Larnach castle

tour with entry, Dunedin city sights tour, Elm

Wildlife tour including private penguin conservation

area Meals: None included Tour Code: DUDLCW

Highlights

• Visit the beautiful Lanarch Castle

• See some spectacular wildlife spots

• A close view of yellow-eyed penguins

Experience the best of Dunedin including a

guided tour of Larnach Castle and the city

highlights and the world’s steepest street.

Continue on to the very tip of the stunning

Otago Peninsula with award-winning

wildlife gurus who’ll show you some of

the most spectacular wildlife spots. Enjoy

close-up viewing of rare, yellow-eyed

penguins, Hooker’s sea lions, NZ fur seals

and little blue penguins. See albatross at

Tairoa headland and other wildlife around

Otago peninsula bays and lagoons. All in

all, a beautiful day!

SPEIGHTS

BREWERY TOUR

FR

$19

HALF DAY

The Speight’s Tour is a fascinating,

interactive guided experience through a

historic working brewery. See, smell, touch

and taste the ingredients that produce one

of NZ’s most loved beers. Learn about the

history of beer before entering the brewery

and finishing 90 minutes later with a

cheeky bottle. It’d be rude not to!

DUDSPE

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