New Zealand?North Island Encompassed New Zealand?s North Island thoroughly engages the body and the spirit, often at the same time. This ten-day trip promises loads of both. Up here, you?ll pick up some sustainable living tips on a conservation farm and learn Maori culture straight from the source. Elsewhere, you?ll sea kayak in a secluded harbour, get a surfing lesson from an expert, and overnight on a houseboat. There?s much more, but we?ve gotta leave some surprises, right?
HighlightsSnorkel in the beautiful Bay of Islands, surf world famous waves, learn about the Maori culture during a village visit, dance the night away in Wellington.AccommodationHostels (6 nts), houseboat (1 nt), basic lodges (2 nts). Most nights are multi-share.Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 20, avg 16Meals Included9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinnersWhat’s IncludedHands-On: Surf Lessons, Raglan
Big Night Out: Wellington. Overnight houseboat excursion with onboard activities including snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking (Bay of Islands). Conservation farm visit (Raglan). Sea kayaking excursion (Raglan). Maori cultural experience. Orientation walk in Wellington. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
10 Day Grand Tasman
Immersive Insider Experiences
9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 8 dinners (D)
Expert Tour Director and local guides in select locations
Arrival and departure airport transfers in Tasmania
Luggage porterage for your convenience
After Hours Emergency Travel Assistance
Visit the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, and take a guided tour of the mine & Heritage Centre?
Enjoy canap?s and a welcome drink at the James Boag?s Brewery
At Bridestowe Lavender Farm, enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and sample unique lavender-inspired fare
Learn about Australia?s notorious convict history at Port Arthur
Explore Freycinet National Park with a local naturalist guide
Stay amid nature at Cradle Mountain Hotel and immerse yourself in the surrounding pristine wilderness at this unique alpine retreat
Sample some of Tasmania?s finest chocolate delights during a special tour at the House of Anvers
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Contrasts Of Australia And New Zealand Summer 2018
Turn a corner, discover yet another spellbinding wonder. The eerie stillness of the Milford Sound, ultimate glacier adventure and Angie's famous Pavlova in the Southern Alps dot your travels through New Zealand, but not before a brush with the surfing splendour of Aussie's Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.
City tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland Cruise on Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Queensland, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Te Puia Geothermal Valley in Rotorua
17 hot buffet breakfasts
5 lunches (Including Be My Guest)
9 dinners (Including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
Porterage, local tips and charges
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
All hotel charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
Spotlight on New Zealand
Tauck's New Zealand-only trip offers an in-depth look at this beautiful country from Wellington to Auckland. As a Tauck Exclusive, travel aboard our exclusive air charters as you experience the North and South Islands as only Tauck can. Make cultural connections as you explore Maori traditions; explore your adventurous side on a jet boat cruise; travel by helicopter to the top of Bob's Peak in Queenstown; pamper your palate on a green-lipped mussel and wine cruise in Marlborough Sounds, lunch at a winery known for its Pinot Noir and lakeside views, and a wine tasting on Waiheke Island; and view some amazing natural wonders from the glacier-carved cliffs of Milford Sound to stunning Lake Wakatipu.
Charter flights in New Zealand, Marlborough Sounds cruise, Waiheke Island, Maori cultural presentation, Shotover Jet Boat ride, Milford Sound cruise, wine tastings, farm visit and barbecue dinner, farewell dinner on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour