15 Day Wonders of New Zealand

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Prices do not include optional tours and gratuities for guides/tour managers. Land only prices do not include arrival/departure transfers.

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This is a moderately active trip. Our small group covers a lot of ground each day, and we spend 4-5 hours on our feet during tours. The overall pace is moderate - with 1 three-night stay, 3 two-night stays, and 3 one-night stays. Some of our tours require walking for up to 3 hours, including going up hills, stairs, or over uneven surfaces. The tour of Auckland's Sky Tower should also be considered for those affected by height. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking or who have heart conditions.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for New Zealand
Depart for New Zealand

DAY 2, Tuesday - En Route
Cross the International date line en route to New Zealand and skip a day ahead

DAY 3, Wednesday - Arrive in Auckland
Welcome to New Zealand! Arrive in Auckland, the country's largest city, often called the "City of Sails" because of its lovely harbor side location, and transfer to your hotel. This evening, attend a briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you in New Zealand followed by a Welcome Dinner and drinks with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Auckland
Meals: Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - Auckland
Begin the day at the Auckland Sky Tower, followed by a visit to the fabulous Auckland Museum, guided by an expert New Zealand natural historian. Here, you'll see the monumental carvings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori people along with an impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits depicting the growth of the country. Learn about the significance of Maori and Polynesian history and understand how the melding of diverse cultures helped shape the unique culture that exists in New Zealand today. Stop by Bastion Point, and then return via Mission Bay for an afternoon at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of Auckland on your own. Or, join the optional Wine on Waiheke Tour. Travel by ferry to Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and gorgeous beaches. Upon arrival you'll be greeted by your knowledgeable guide, who will lead you on a wine tour of the island. Enjoy wine tastings in stunning Mudbrick vineyard, Ridgeview Estate, one of Waiheke’s newest wineries and exquisite Te Whau vineyard
Optional: Wine on Waiheke Tour (PM)
Overnight: Auckland
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Tongariro National Park
From Auckland travel to the fertile Waikato Plains, stopping in Ngaruawahia, home of the Maori King, and through the country's major dairy region. View the hilly farmlands that mix with indigenous bush as you continue south. A unique experience is in store for you at the astonishing Ruakuri Caves with its amazing formations and underground secrets. The caves are home to swirling rivers, echoing waterfalls, glow worms and rocks that flow into delicate shawl-like formations. You'll also see a deep limestone shaft and an astonishing soaring subterranean cathedral. Afterwards, on to a local farm for a sumptuous barbecue lunch. Then, drive through Te Kuiti and Taumarunui on the way to Tongariro National Park. Your accommodations are at the unique Chateau Tongariro at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, renowned for its classical style and grandeur, fondly referred to as the "Grand Old Lady of the Mountain". Tonight, dinner together surrounded by history and magnificent antiques in this grand Chateau
Overnight: Tongariro National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Huka Falls, Wai O Tapu Thermal Park, Rotorua
Luxuriate in the chateau's historic lounge, or, take a short walk to see the magnificent landscape and endless mountain views. Then, a scenic drive takes you to Taupo on the banks of the Tongariro River, where anglers come from all over the world to fish for rainbow or brown trout. You then skirt the eastern shores of Taupo Lake, the largest in the country, to thundering Huka Falls, with its striking foamy rapids that fall into crystal-clear blue waters. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of the Wai O Tapu Thermal Park. Walk through New Zealand's most colorful geothermal attraction, with its steaming geysers and bubbling hot springs. As you drive past Kaingaroa State Forest, the largest in the North Island, have your first glimpse of Rotorua, where you stay for the next two nights, home of fascinating Maori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools. Tonight, a special highlight - home hosted dinner in a typical New Zealand home. Enjoy friendly hospitality and a three course traditional meal featuring tender, succulent New Zealand lamb with fresh vegetables and a glass of local wine. Finish your dinner with New Zealand's most famous dessert, the pavlova
Overnight: Rotorua
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Rotorua, Whakarewarewa, "Hangi" Feast Dinner
Morning at leisure for independent explorations in Rotorua. In the afternoon, have an informative look into Maori culture. Begin at the Rotorua Museum with a scenic drive to the Blue and Green Lakes and the Redwood Forest to hear about their history and relevance to Maori, while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Arrive at Te Puia, in Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity and thermal springs. Discover the unique lifestyle and traditions of the Maori and witness the phenomena of Mother Nature and how the Maori people live in harmony within this unique landscape and environment. You'll meet with a member of the local Maori tribe who shares the many aspects of traditional wood carving and its importance within the Maori culture. In the village observe the weaving demonstrations and traditional ways of creating piu piu (grass skirts). You’ll visit the kiwi house to view the nocturnal Kiwi Bird before continuing to the boiling mud pools and geysers. Then, you’ll be welcomed into the Whakarewarewa Marae with a traditional haka ceremony and Maori concert. Afterward, enjoy an authentically prepared Hangi dinner, cooked in the steaming ground and hot pools, ending with the most delectable steamed dessert. Tonight will indeed be a memorable and authentic Maori experience!
Overnight: Rotorua
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Oamaru and the Blue Penguin Colony
Flight this morning to Christchurch in the South Island. A panoramic drive then leads you down the coast where you cross the longest bridge in New Zealand over the Rakaia River. Drive through Ashburton, center of the sheep and wheat farming area to the port city of Timaru, with one of the world's largest man-made harbors. Then, on to the pretty town of Oamaru, with its impressive display of charming Victorian architecture. This evening, visit the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, home to the world's smallest penguins who nest under the cliffs along the foreshore of the harbor. Watch from the outdoor observation area as they walk up the stony ramps in front of you, returning home to the breeding colony at the end of the day*. Dinner this evening at the hotel
Overnight: Oamaru
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Central Otago Wine Region, Kawarau Gorge, Queenstown
Traveling south, arrive at Moeraki. Here, view the mysterious large and spherical boulders, known to be over 60 million years old, scattered along the beach, with others emerging from the sandstone cliffs. A change of scenery as you head inland to the heart of the Central Otago Wine Region, the fastest growing wine area in New Zealand, with its unique climate and rich soil that creates ideal growing conditions. After a barbecue lunch, drive through Alexandra & Clyde to the Clutha Valley and view the rugged scenery of the Kawarau Gorge following the river to Queesntown. The drive then takes you to Queenstown, named for Queen Victoria, surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown's stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalizing. The city is acclaimed by international travelers and "kiwis" alike as New Zealand's adventure capital. Before arriving at the hotel sample some of the fine wines at one of the locally owned boutique vineyards in the Gibbston Valley. Leisure time to explore this dazzling city on your own
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Wednesday - Te Anau, Milford Sound
Depart Queenstown for picturesque Te Anau, gateway to Milford Sound. Nestled on the lake's edge, it's the perfect base from which to discover the spectacular glacier carved wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Follow the glacier-hewn Eglinton River Valley into a magnificent beech forest before descending into the precipitous Hollyford Valley. Tussock and scrub replace the bush as the road climbs steadily up the Hollyford to the gigantic cirque where sheer rock faces dwarf the Homer Tunnel portal beneath. Beyond the tunnel you descend into the Cleddau Canyon, between towering, rugged mountains and forests, until the road comes out into the open at spectacular Milford Sound. Board your cruise on Milford Sound and be surrounded by astonishing scenery from atop the viewing decks. An informative commentary on the natural history and wildlife follows you as you stop at waterfalls and points of interest along the way. Return to Queentown for dinner
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Full Day in Queenstown
A day at leisure for personal discovery in Queenstown. In the morning, perhaps join the optional Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walking Tour. Embark on a delightful half day guided walk with an experienced guide, who will introduce you to the diversity of New Zealand's flora & fauna. This hike is a unique nature interpretive experience taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest. Have fun spotting native birds on the edge of the forest as they flit in and out of view. Enjoy morning tea or coffee on the lake shore to the sounds of native bird calls and surrounded by majestic mountains. The path winds around the lake shore with an option of a steeper climb to a lookout for breathtaking mountain and lake views
Optional: Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Lake Wanaka, Franz Josef
Today, a magnificent drive on your way to glacier country. Depart Queenstown and follow the Kawarau Gorge to Cromwell, with its lush vineyards and history dating back to the hectic gold rush days of the 1800s. A short drive along the Clutha River Valley brings you to picturesque Wanaka nestled on the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka. View the rugged coastal scenery as you cross the rivers and streams flowing from the upper reaches of the mighty Southern Alps. Enjoy a country-style lunch en route to the destination of Franz Josef. Upon arrival, views of the famous glacier discovered by Europeans in 1865, named after the Austrian emperor. Although the glacier has retreated considerably, its frozen past is still visible in the present landscape. Dinner at the hotel tonight
Overnight: Franz Josef
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Franz Josef Glacier
After a morning at leisure, an adventurous afternoon. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will lead you on an adventurous walk in the Franz Josef Glacier valley. Learn more about the role of the glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape as you continue through the regenerating rainforest and along the glacier valley up to the receding terminal face of the glacier. The rest of the day is at leisure in this stunning setting. Spend time in the charming and hospitable town with its cafes and international restaurants. Or, if you're looking for more adventure, opt to take a heli-hike, aerial sightseeing, or a guided ice walk atop the glacier on your own
Overnight: Franz Josef
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Christchurch
Depart Franz Josef, traveling north on the South Island's West Coast before turning inland. You gradually descend the Southern Alps and emerge in the Canterbury Plains where you enter Christchurch, the second largest city in New Zealand. Often referred to as the most English of New Zealand's cities, it is also known as the "Garden City", because of its majestic trees and extensive parks and gardens, including expansive Hagley Park in the heart of the city. An informative stop follows at Quake City, coordinated by the Canterbury Museum. Visit this unique multi-sensory attraction aimed at informing and educating New Zealanders and travellers. Tonight, share wonderful memories together on your last night in New Zealand. Bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Christchurch
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Monday - Depart New Zealand
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Note: Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin. To ensure penguins keep coming back to this special area we ask you to not use your cameras, camcorders or camera phones at the Penguin Parade.

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for New Zealand
Depart for New Zealand

DAY 2, Thursday - En Route
Cross the International date line en route to New Zealand and skip a day ahead

DAY 3, Friday - Arrive in Auckland
Welcome to New Zealand! Arrive in Auckland, the country's largest city, often called the "City of Sails" because of its lovely harbor side location, and transfer to your hotel. This evening, attend a briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you in New Zealand followed by a Welcome Dinner and drinks with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Auckland
Meals: Dinner

DAY 4, Saturday - Auckland
Begin the day at the Auckland Sky Tower, followed by a visit to the fabulous Auckland Museum, guided by an expert New Zealand natural historian. Here, you'll see the monumental carvings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori people along with an impressive collection of artifacts and exhibits depicting the growth of the country. Learn about the significance of Maori and Polynesian history and understand how the melding of diverse cultures helped shape the unique culture that exists in New Zealand today. Stop by Bastion Point, and then return via Mission Bay for an afternoon at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of Auckland on your own. Or, join the optional Wine on Waiheke Tour. Travel by ferry to Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and gorgeous beaches. Upon arrival you'll be greeted by your knowledgeable guide, who will lead you on a wine tour of the island. Enjoy wine tastings in stunning Mudbrick vineyard, Ridgeview Estate, one of Waiheke’s newest wineries and exquisite Te Whau vineyard
Optional: Wine on Waiheke Tour (PM)
Overnight: Auckland
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Tongariro National Park
From Auckland travel to the fertile Waikato Plains, stopping in Ngaruawahia, home of the Maori King, and through the country's major dairy region. View the hilly farmlands that mix with indigenous bush as you continue south. A unique experience is in store for you at the astonishing Ruakuri Caves with its amazing formations and underground secrets. The caves are home to swirling rivers, echoing waterfalls, glow worms and rocks that flow into delicate shawl-like formations. You'll also see a deep limestone shaft and an astonishing soaring subterranean cathedral. Afterwards, on to a local farm for a sumptuous barbecue lunch. Then, drive through Te Kuiti and Taumarunui on the way to Tongariro National Park. Your accommodations are at the unique Chateau Tongariro at the foot of Mount Ruapehu, renowned for its classical style and grandeur, fondly referred to as the "Grand Old Lady of the Mountain". Tonight, dinner together surrounded by history and magnificent antiques in this grand Chateau
Overnight: Tongariro National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Huka Falls, Wai O Tapu Thermal Park, Rotorua
Luxuriate in the chateau's historic lounge, or, take a short walk to see the magnificent landscape and endless mountain views. Then, a scenic drive takes you to Taupo on the banks of the Tongariro River, where anglers come from all over the world to fish for rainbow or brown trout. You then skirt the eastern shores of Taupo Lake, the largest in the country, to thundering Huka Falls, with its striking foamy rapids that fall into crystal-clear blue waters. Continue to the geothermal wonderland of the Wai O Tapu Thermal Park. Walk through New Zealand's most colorful geothermal attraction, with its steaming geysers and bubbling hot springs. As you drive past Kaingaroa State Forest, the largest in the North Island, have your first glimpse of Rotorua, where you stay for the next two nights, home of fascinating Maori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools. Tonight, a special highlight - home hosted dinner in a typical New Zealand home. Enjoy friendly hospitality and a three course traditional meal featuring tender, succulent New Zealand lamb with fresh vegetables and a glass of local wine. Finish your dinner with New Zealand's most famous dessert, the pavlova
Overnight: Rotorua
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Rotorua, Whakarewarewa, "Hangi" Feast Dinner
Morning at leisure for independent explorations in Rotorua. In the afternoon, have an informative look into Maori culture. Begin at the Rotorua Museum with a scenic drive to the Blue and Green Lakes and the Redwood Forest to hear about their history and relevance to Maori, while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Arrive at Te Puia, in Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity and thermal springs. Discover the unique lifestyle and traditions of the Maori and witness the phenomena of Mother Nature and how the Maori people live in harmony within this unique landscape and environment. You'll meet with a member of the local Maori tribe who shares the many aspects of traditional wood carving and its importance within the Maori culture. In the village observe the weaving demonstrations and traditional ways of creating piu piu (grass skirts). You’ll visit the kiwi house to view the nocturnal Kiwi Bird before continuing to the boiling mud pools and geysers. Then, you’ll be welcomed into the Whakarewarewa Marae with a traditional haka ceremony and Maori concert. Afterward, enjoy an authentically prepared Hangi dinner, cooked in the steaming ground and hot pools, ending with the most delectable steamed dessert. Tonight will indeed be a memorable and authentic Maori experience!
Overnight: Rotorua
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Oamaru and the Blue Penguin Colony
Flight this morning to Christchurch in the South Island. A panoramic drive then leads you down the coast where you cross the longest bridge in New Zealand over the Rakaia River. Drive through Ashburton, center of the sheep and wheat farming area to the port city of Timaru, with one of the world's largest man-made harbors. Then, on to the pretty town of Oamaru, with its impressive display of charming Victorian architecture. This evening, visit the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, home to the world's smallest penguins who nest under the cliffs along the foreshore of the harbor. Watch from the outdoor observation area as they walk up the stony ramps in front of you, returning home to the breeding colony at the end of the day*. Dinner this evening at the hotel
Overnight: Oamaru
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Central Otago Wine Region, Kawarau Gorge, Queenstown
Traveling south, arrive at Moeraki. Here, view the mysterious large and spherical boulders, known to be over 60 million years old, scattered along the beach, with others emerging from the sandstone cliffs. A change of scenery as you head inland to the heart of the Central Otago Wine Region, the fastest growing wine area in New Zealand, with its unique climate and rich soil that creates ideal growing conditions. After a barbecue lunch, drive through Alexandra & Clyde to the Clutha Valley and view the rugged scenery of the Kawarau Gorge following the river to Queesntown. The drive then takes you to Queenstown, named for Queen Victoria, surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown's stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalizing. The city is acclaimed by international travelers and "kiwis" alike as New Zealand's adventure capital. Before arriving at the hotel sample some of the fine wines at one of the locally owned boutique vineyards in the Gibbston Valley. Leisure time to explore this dazzling city on your own
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Friday - Te Anau, Milford Sound
Depart Queenstown for picturesque Te Anau, gateway to Milford Sound. Nestled on the lake's edge, it's the perfect base from which to discover the spectacular glacier carved wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Follow the glacier-hewn Eglinton River Valley into a magnificent beech forest before descending into the precipitous Hollyford Valley. Tussock and scrub replace the bush as the road climbs steadily up the Hollyford to the gigantic cirque where sheer rock faces dwarf the Homer Tunnel portal beneath. Beyond the tunnel you descend into the Cleddau Canyon, between towering, rugged mountains and forests, until the road comes out into the open at spectacular Milford Sound. Board your cruise on Milford Sound and be surrounded by astonishing scenery from atop the viewing decks. An informative commentary on the natural history and wildlife follows you as you stop at waterfalls and points of interest along the way. Return to Queentown for dinner
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Full Day in Queenstown
A day at leisure for personal discovery in Queenstown. In the morning, perhaps join the optional Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walking Tour. Embark on a delightful half day guided walk with an experienced guide, who will introduce you to the diversity of New Zealand's flora & fauna. This hike is a unique nature interpretive experience taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest. Have fun spotting native birds on the edge of the forest as they flit in and out of view. Enjoy morning tea or coffee on the lake shore to the sounds of native bird calls and surrounded by majestic mountains. The path winds around the lake shore with an option of a steeper climb to a lookout for breathtaking mountain and lake views
Optional: Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walking Tour (AM)
Overnight: Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Sunday - Lake Wanaka, Franz Josef
Today, a magnificent drive on your way to glacier country. Depart Queenstown and follow the Kawarau Gorge to Cromwell, with its lush vineyards and history dating back to the hectic gold rush days of the 1800s. A short drive along the Clutha River Valley brings you to picturesque Wanaka nestled on the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka. View the rugged coastal scenery as you cross the rivers and streams flowing from the upper reaches of the mighty Southern Alps. Enjoy a country-style lunch en route to the destination of Franz Josef. Upon arrival, views of the famous glacier discovered by Europeans in 1865, named after the Austrian emperor. Although the glacier has retreated considerably, its frozen past is still visible in the present landscape. Dinner at the hotel tonight
Overnight: Franz Josef
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Monday - Franz Josef Glacier
After a morning at leisure, an adventurous afternoon. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will lead you on an adventurous walk in the Franz Josef Glacier valley. Learn more about the role of the glacier in shaping this remarkable landscape as you continue through the regenerating rainforest and along the glacier valley up to the receding terminal face of the glacier. The rest of the day is at leisure in this stunning setting. Spend time in the charming and hospitable town with its cafes and international restaurants. Or, if you're looking for more adventure, opt to take a heli-hike, aerial sightseeing, or a guided ice walk atop the glacier on your own
Overnight: Franz Josef
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Tuesday - Christchurch
Depart Franz Josef, traveling north on the South Island's West Coast before turning inland. You gradually descend the Southern Alps and emerge in the Canterbury Plains where you enter Christchurch, the second largest city in New Zealand. Often referred to as the most English of New Zealand's cities, it is also known as the "Garden City", because of its majestic trees and extensive parks and gardens, including expansive Hagley Park in the heart of the city. An informative stop follows at Quake City, coordinated by the Canterbury Museum. Visit this unique multi-sensory attraction aimed at informing and educating New Zealanders and travellers. Tonight, share wonderful memories together on your last night in New Zealand. Bid a fond farewell to your Tour Manager and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Christchurch
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Wednesday - Depart New Zealand
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Note: Penguins have sensitive eyes and a bright, sudden flash or unusual light can frighten or disorientate a penguin. To ensure penguins keep coming back to this special area we ask you to not use your cameras, camcorders or camera phones at the Penguin Parade.

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Optional Tours

Afternoon departure from the downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal on a pleasant cruise through the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and gorgeous beaches. Upon arrival at Matiatia, you’ll be greeted by your knowledgeable driver guide, who will lead you on a tour of the island. The first stop is the stunning Mudbrick vineyard where you will enjoy your first tasting experience while you marvel at the beautiful views of the gulf. The next vineyard, Ridgeview Estate is one of Waiheke's newest wineries. Here, beautiful vistas will take your breath away as your sight extends across to Auckland city and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula. Savor tastings of their wines accompanied by delicious snacks. The last stop on the tour is the exquisite Te Whau vineyard famous for its 5 star quality wines and acclaimed restaurant. Return back to Matiatia wharf.

*Children under 16 not permitted.*

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2017 - 20 Jun 2018 $102.00
Wine on Waiheke Tour Thumbnail

Embark on a delightful half day Lakeshore, Forest & Bird guided walk with an experienced guide, who will introduce you to the diversity of New Zealand's flora & fauna. This hike is a unique nature interpretive experience taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest. Have fun spotting native birds on the edge of the forest as they flit in and out of view. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lake shore to the sounds of native bird calls and surrounded by majestic mountains. The path winds around the lake shore with an option of a steeper climb to a lookout for breathtaking mountain and lake views.

Pick-up from hotel. Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours

Day #11 01 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018 $83.00
Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walking Tour Thumbnail

Afternoon departure from the downtown Auckland Ferry Terminal on a pleasant cruise through the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island, a haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and gorgeous beaches. Upon arrival at Matiatia, you’ll be greeted by your knowledgeable driver guide, who will lead you on a tour of the island. The first stop is the stunning Mudbrick vineyard where you will enjoy your first tasting experience while you marvel at the beautiful views of the gulf. The next vineyard, Ridgeview Estate is one of Waiheke's newest wineries. Here, beautiful vistas will take your breath away as your sight extends across to Auckland city and beyond to the Coromandel Peninsula. Savor tastings of their wines accompanied by delicious snacks. The last stop on the tour is the exquisite Te Whau vineyard famous for its 5 star quality wines and acclaimed restaurant. Return back to Matiatia wharf.

*Children under 16 not permitted.*

Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2017 - 20 Jun 2018 $102.00
Wine on Waiheke Tour Thumbnail

Embark on a delightful half day Lakeshore, Forest & Bird guided walk with an experienced guide, who will introduce you to the diversity of New Zealand's flora & fauna. This hike is a unique nature interpretive experience taken at a leisurely pace through native beech forest. Have fun spotting native birds on the edge of the forest as they flit in and out of view. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea/coffee on the lake shore to the sounds of native bird calls and surrounded by majestic mountains. The path winds around the lake shore with an option of a steeper climb to a lookout for breathtaking mountain and lake views.

Pick-up from hotel. Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours

Day #11 01 Oct 2017 - 31 May 2018 $83.00
Lakeshore, Forest & Bird Walking Tour Thumbnail