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Adventure Vacation in New Zealand – Part 1

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Marketing_ANZ No Comments

Mussel Cruise PIC to Nelson

Are you ready to vacation in the most adventurous travel destination on the planet? New Zealand is ready for you!

New Zealand is split into two islands – North and South. This is your guide to an Adventure Vacation in Northern New Zealand.

When you see the breath-taking landscape and iconic mountains, the glaciers and natural waterfalls, the pristine lakes and endless wonder – you’ll know right away why New Zealanders love a good adventure. The scenery is not the only attraction for those who want to create memories like none other. They’re also world famous for exciting activities like rugby, wind surfing, jet boating, bungee jumping, glacier climbing, and much more.

Travel to New Zealand for Adventure

Adventure Vacations to New Zealand are so popular, that we’ve created an 11 day Kiwi Adventure package for the people who want to live life to the extreme!

Imagine a vacation like this:

Spend your first night in “The City of Sails,” Auckland. The North Island’s largest city presents you with a chance to explore some of the most dramatic landscapes and seascapes around. It’s regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities in the world!

The next morning wake up to a full day of discovering Auckland. You’ll be able to be independent with your own rental car (be sure to bring a valid American Drivers License and note that New Zealanders drive on the opposite side of the road).

You’ll spend the next few days visiting new places along your drive like Rotorua, Wellington, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves or even take a Hobbitown Tour. Yep – you can visit the set of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings! Step into the Hobbit Holes (Pro Tip: Duck going through the doors) and visit the Green Dragon Inn amongst other places. Around every corner you’re sure to make memories like never before.

While on your drive you’ll see the lush countryside spotted with wildlife. Be sure to stop at Waikata farmland that Peter Jackson made famous and experience first hand the Sheep Farm Experience. (Fun Fact: There are more sheep than people in New Zealand.)

Unimaginable moments await you like stopping in Rotorua where the world famous geysers erupt from the belly of the earth. You can dip your toes into the bubbling mud pools. Then don’t miss the chance to see Maori warriors dance the Haka (a war dance that you may have seen at the beginning of a rugby match), eat traditional Maori cuisine at the Hangi Feast, and witness traditions like tattooing, singing, and dancing at the Tamaki Village. Tamaki Village is New Zealand’s most awarded cultural tourist attraction for a reason.

Next Stop: Shopping in Wellington! You will take a brief flight from Rotorua to Wellington. Then you can head over to The Golden Mile of Lambton Quay to find some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in New Zealand.

On day 6 of your South Pacific adventure, you’ll start with a luxury ferry ride on the Kaitaki Plus across the Cook Strait to Picton on the South Island. It takes only 3 hours and has been described as `one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world`.

For the next step in your amazing overseas adventure in New Zealand, PART TWO COMING SOON!

Would you like to book this vacation package to New Zealand? CLICK HERE to find pricing and request more details.

We hope that you’ve found this information helpful. Should you have any concerns or need some help planning that dream vacation to New Zealand, don’t hesitate to call us directly.

Toll Free 888-359-2877 (Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm Central US) We’d love to help you customize your perfect trip of a lifetime.

About New Zealand Reviews
Rating of  Average of 4.88 on a total of 33 Ratings
Meghan Smith
Incredible Memories From Start to Finish

I recently returned from a 10 night trip to New Zealand and, WOW, the stories I could tell! I chose a trip that took me to 4 different cities (Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, and Queenstown), and(...)

Dave Palazzolo
A fantastic service

Really outstanding. The pre-arranged activities were really incredible, from an ocean cruise around milford sound right up to a walking tour of Hobbiton. The van was a great way to see a lot(...)

Bonnie Kelly
Our trip to New Zealand was fantastic.

Darin our coordinator with About Australia did a fantastic job coordinating our trip for us. Everything went smoothly with accommodations,car rentals and all of the attractions we were going to(...)

James Thomas
Spectacular scenery

Great trip, saw great things on North and South Island