Legendary NZ Tour: Multi activity New Zealand adventure holiday

What’s the difference between the North & South Islands? Find out on the Legendary NZ Tour! This multi activity New Zealand adventure holiday visit all the top spots


During this Legendary NZ Tour we’ll visit all the highlights. From secluded beaches to glacier-fed lakes, Māori villages to mountain ranges and lush rainforests to volcanic springs plus more adventure activities than you can imagine!

The North Island is filled with surprising contrasts: from the idyllic Coromandel where you can soak in a hot pool dug in the sand, venture through a geothermal wonderland of geysers, take a side-trip to Middle Earth-esque countryside, have underground adventures in caves lit by glow worms, and admire lush rainforests and even a volcanic desert – you’ll be amazed by it all.

But wait! There’s still the South Island to explore! Sailing between islands, you’ll get a grand entrance into this magnificent part of the world where you’ll get to enjoy marine wildlife, an epic adventure playground, visit the home of bungy, traverse mighty mountain passes, explore glacier country and then forge golden memories in the Abel Tasman area.

This small-group guided multi activity New Zealand adventure holiday covers three weeks of adventure across the North and South Islands, visiting the Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupō, Wellington, Kaikōura, Wanaka, Queenstown, Tekapo (an International Dark Sky Reserve), Abel Tasman National Park, Punakaiki and Franz Josef Glacier, with the option to visit Hobbiton, Waitomo, The Tongariro Crossing and Milford Sound along the way.

As with all our tours, we do include a few ‘must-do’ events across this New Zealand three week itinerary, ranging from a Māori cultural night to learning to paddle a waka (Māori war canoe), and even a greenstone carving experience.

You’ ll see a massive range of optional activities available to add, from bungy jumping and dolphin swimming to jet boating and scenic flights. None of these are compulsory; just add the ones you want.

Accommodation is included on the last night of your tour, but we can also book a few extra nights for you if you would like to extend your stay.

Legendary NZ Tour Tips:

Activities can also be purchased on the road – just let your tour guide know. We can\’t always guarantee availability when booking on the road, so we suggest pre-booking any activities you especially want to do.

As the tour starts early in the morning, you can opt to book accommodation in Auckland with us the night before the tour – only having to walk downstairs on the day the tour starts makes for a stress-free morning!

The price for this multi activity New Zealand adventure holiday includes dorm share accommodation (4–6 share) but if you would prefer your own space you have the option to upgrade to a private room for the duration of your tour. You can select this upgrade when you start building your tour online.

Please note: private room upgrades are not available for one night on this tour: the cultural experience at Kohutapu Lodge in Murupara.

Price Includes

  • Small groups, up to 16 people
  • Passionate Kiwi guides
  • Comfortable bus transport
  • High-end hostel accommodation
  • Tasty continental breakfasts every day
  • Experiences to teach you about our unique Māori culture
  • 19 nights in high-end hostel accommodation (dorm share as standard) and 1 night shared cultural experience
  • Stunning walk to the spectacular arched cavern of Coromandel’s Cathedral Cove
  • Learn a haka and learn to weave flax with a local iwi (tribe)
  • Visit Te Puia - a local cultural centre - to learn more about traditional Māori culture and discover Rotorua’s geothermal wonders
  • See kiwi birds up close and personal
  • Eat a traditional Māori hāngī meal cooked in an underground oven
  • Follow your nose to Rotorua’s bubbling mud pools
  • Discover what makes Huka Falls the most visited natural attraction in NZ
  • Check out the views from Matairangi/Mount Victoria, Wellington
  • Fall in love with Wellington’s cafe and craft beer culture
  • Iconic ferry ride between the North and South Islands across the Cook Strait
  • Get up close to Kaikōura’s cutest residents at a local seal colony
  • Explore downtown Christchurch and see its inspiring regeneration since the 2011 quake
  • Visit the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd, nestled by the shores of Lake Tekapo
  • Unparalleled stargazing opportunities in Tekapo’s Dark Sky Reserve
  • Visit the charming, historic gold rush village of Arrowtown
  • Carve your own pounamu (jade) pendant in Franz Josef
  • Visit the Mountain Jade Factory in Hokitika
  • Visit the famous Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki
  • Two nights and a full day to play in the coastal paradise of Abel Tasman National Park
  • Learn to paddle a waka (Māori war canoe) along the Abel Tasman coastline
  • Plus many surprise stops along the way

Price Excludes

  1. Zorb $45
  2. White water rafting $99
  3. Whale watching $150
  4. Weta workshop $28
  5. Wellington to Auckland transfer $25
  6. Water touch bungy $180
  7. Wanaka e-bike experience $150
  8. Two cave combo with transport from Rotorua (Full Day) $225
  9. The Tongariro Crossing $70
  10. Swim with seals $120
  11. Surf lesson $90
  12. Skydive Queenstown $379
  13. Skydive Wanaka $369
  14. Sky dive Able Tasman $339
  15. Skydive Taupo $279
  16. Shotover jet boat $159
  17. Sail & walk the Able Tasman (Half day) $157
  18. River sledging $109
  19. Quad biking $180
  20. Paragliding $249
  21. Nevis bungy - NZ's highest $50
  22. Mt Tarawera crater hike $149
  23. Mou Waho island cruise & nature walk $239
  24. Milford Sound ''fly cruise fly'' package $530
  25. Milford Sound ''coach cruise coach'' package $149
  26. Lord of the Rings 4WD tour $225
  27. Lake Taupo sailing $50
  28. Kayak tour $120
  29. Kawarau bridge bungy $205
  30. Horse trek - Lord of the Rings $195
  31. Hobbiton movie set tour $84
  32. Heli mountain biking $399
  33. Heli experience with snow landing $280
  34. Guided seal kayaking $110
  35. Guided glowworm kayak, hot pools & dinner $240
  36. Grand traverse scenic flight $395
  37. Glacier heli hike $485
  38. Glacier country kayaking $115
  39. Forest ziplining canopy tour $149
  40. Flying lesson $199
  41. Eco boat tour (Full day) $219
  42. Dophin encounter $95
  43. Cave tubing $185
  44. Cathedral Cove kayaking $125
  45. Canyoning Abel Tasman $289
  46. Canyoning Queenstown $219
  47. Canyon swing $249
  48. Black water rafting with transport from Rotorua (Full day) $260
  49. Private room upgrade $1899

What to expect

Itinerary for multi activity New Zealand adventure holiday

Auckland to Coromandel
- Let's start as we mean to go on: with epic scenery on the way to even more epic destinations! Tonight we soak in the beachy lifestyle of the Coromandel.

Coromandel to Rotorua
- Explore Cathedral Cove by foot or by kayak (look for dolphins!), then we'll wend our way to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua via Matamata AKA Hobbiton.

- Today is a free day to explore Rotorua's geothermal wonders, or you can cross of some bucket-list activities like skydiving or rolling down a hill in a giant inflatable ball!

Rotorua to Murupara
- During the legendary NZ Tour you will discover why Rotorua is so unique to the world with its geothermal wonders and Maori culture, before our visit to a living Maori village.

Murupara to Taupo
- Taupo is ours for the day! Skydive over the great lake, sail on it and view the famous rock carving, or touch a river's surface from a bungy leap.

- Today you can take a guided walk of the Tongariro Crossing, relax in a thermal hot spring or tick off some more bucket-list items like sky-diving.

Taupo to Wellington
- We'll drive across a volcanic plateau and head to Wellington where film buffs can make a pilgrimage to Weta Workshop, and everyone will savour great food & drinks.

Wellington to Kaikoura
- We'll explore New Zealand's capital city - famed for its coffee and infamous for its wind - before taking a scenic ferry journey to the South Island.

Kaikoura to Christchurch
- This coast is teeming with marine wildlife! Take the opportunity to swim with the wold's most playful dolphins, or go on a whale watching encounter before we venture to Christchurch.

Christchurch to MacKenzie Country
- We check out creative Christchurch before admiring the turquoise lake and majestic mountains of Tekapo and staying the night beneath the stars of an International Dark Sky Reserve.

MacKenzie Country to Queenstown
- After a quick hike up a small mountain to admire the Southern Alps, we'll visit the home of bungy before making our way to action-packed Queenstown.

- Today's the day the legendary NZ tour will amp up the adrenaline! Try bungy-jumping or canyon swinging, take the Shotover Jet Boat ride, or take a day trip to Milford Sound.

Queenstown to Wanaka
- Blessed with towering peaks and a glacial blue lake, you'll soon see why Wanaka's considered to be one of New Zealand's most beautiful mountain towns.

Wanaka to Franz Josef
- Will you take an acrobatic flight over Lake Wanaka or just chill and enjoy the panoramic views? We'll cross Haast Pass on our way to the West Coast.

Franz Josef
- Today we'll carve our own greenstone pendants and you'll have the opportunity to take a helicopter to Franz Josef Glacier for a hike on blue ice.

Franz Josef to Punakaiki
- Behold incredible coastal vistas as we road trip up the West Coast passing through some old gold mining towns. Unplug and watch the sun set over the ocean on this day of your multi activity New Zealand adventure holiday.

- Wake to a chorus of birdsong. Today we'll see a giant stack of (rock) pancakes and some impressive blowholes - watch out for that spray!

Punakaiki to Abel Tasman
- On the way to Abel Tasman National Park, we'll see epic coastline giving way to rivers and gorges before we reach our next idyllic hideaway.

Abel Tasman
- It's a dreamscape, but it's your reality today. Go kayaking or take a short hike to discover seal colonies, little blue penguins, bottlenose dolphins and secluded beaches.

Abel Tasman to Wellington
- We'll learn to paddle a Maori war canoe before heading to Picton via a stop at a vineyard - Cheers! We'll take the evening ferry to Wellington.


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