Reuthers
Aotearoa / New Zealand
Guided Adventure Tour

Adventure Tour New Zealand Aotearoa

This Guided adventure tour through New Zealand is called Aotearoa - at the other side of the world: You will get to know the two large islands of New Zealand as well as Stewart Island on this 19 day adventure tour - from the northern tip at Cape Reinga to the beautiful landscapes on the southern island. During the adventure tour, gain insight into the indigenous culture of the Maori, discover natural wonders such as the geysers of Rotorua and have the opportunity to bungee jump or skydive. Of course you will also visit the famous Milford Sound in the south and exciting cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and the capital Wellington. Our Guided adventure tour Aotearoa is ideal for those who want to really get to know this fascinating country.

 

The Route for the Adventure Tour New Zealand Aotearoa

 

The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Auckland

Auckland, City of Sails, New Zealand

Kia Ora to Auckland, the City of Sails. Be our guest at our traditional Welcome Drink and Dinner. Getting to know each other is top of the list and your tour guide will give you further information on your upcoming New Zealand adventure tour.

arrow down Day 2: Auckland > Paihia

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

After the briefing for the day we start off for New Zealand's Northlands with several stops e.g. at the Puhoi Valley cheese factory and a Honey Farm. Via Whangarei we will head to Paihia at the historic and beloved Bay of Islands.

arrow down Day 3: Paihia > Kaitaia

Treaty of Waitangi Grounds, New Zealand

We will start the day with a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the birth location of New Zealand. Today's destination is Kaitaia, the perfect starting point for tomorrow.

arrow down Day 4: Kaitaia > Dargaville

Cape Reinga Light House, New Zealand

Today we will head for New Zealand's 'most northern spot' and visit the Cape Reinga with the small post office station, a guide to the great wide world and the solitary lighthouse. It is a spiritual spot. Here the spirit of the dead glide into the underworld to their homeland Hawaiki, so the Maori say. After this detour to the far north, we will travel south on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. There we will cross with the ferry from Kohukohu to Rawene. Our route takes us to the Waipoua Kauri Forest where we will find amongst others the most impressing tree of New Zealand, Tane Mahuta, the 'God of the Forest'. It has a width of 4,5m, a height of 51m and is over 2000 years old. We will spend the night after this exciting day in Dargaville.

arrow down Day 5: Dargaville > Auckland

New Zealand

Again we travel along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and will arrive sometime in the afternoon in Auckland. Here we have the rest of the day to our own disposal.

arrow down Day 6: Auckland > Whitianga

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

On the Pacific Coast Highway we will travel through the beautiful Coromandel peninsula. Our destination for today is Whitianga. We will spend the night near the beach, where once Captain Cook raised the British flag.

arrow down Day 7: Whitianga > Rotorua

Maori, Rotorua, New Zealand

After a hearty breakfast 'By Nina' and a wonderful stroll we will reach the Cathedral Cove with its natural rock cathedral. We continue along the coast to Rotorua. Right before the city the smell of sulfur and blubbering and roaring geysers await us. Pure New Zealand culture is what we have in the evening in the Tamaki Village in the form of Maori dances and songs as well as the following Hangi Dinner.

arrow down Day 8: Rotorua > Napier

Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand

What the story is all about concerning the geysers and the rare Kiwis, we will learn in Te Puia. Overwhelmed by these nature events, we continue our adventure tour to Taupo where we will stop at the Lake Taupo, the largest inland water of New Zealand, and enjoy the lovely view of Mount Ruapehu and its height of 2797m. Our destination today is Napier, after the great earthquake in 1931, it is a newly built city in the Art-Deco style. We will spend the night near the beach promenade, the Marine Parade.

arrow down Day 9: Napier > Wellington

Wasserfall, New Zealand

With all the time in the world we will travel today to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

arrow down Day 10: Wellington > Nelson

Interislander, Wellington, New Zealand

Before we leave the northern island to head south, we will visit New Zealand's National Museum Te Papa. In the early afternoon we will then take the Interislander ferry for the short transfer to Picton. From Picton we will travel along Tasman Bay directly to Nelson, New Zealand's first city ever. By the way the area around Nelson has the highest amount of sunshine hours in New Zealand.

arrow down Day 11: Nelson

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

As a day tour, we will today undertake an excursion to the Abel Tasman National Park where we will be dropped off per water taxi at the beach and after a walk in the free wilderness simply be picked up again.

arrow down Day 12: Nelson > Greymouth

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

Our adventure tour leads us southwest along the famous Buller Gorge Road to Cape Foulwind and south to the Pancake Rocks. Here we will get a close up view of the blowholes with the spraying seawater. We will spend the night in the coastal city Greymouth, once an important Maori settlement.

arrow down Day 13: Greymouth > Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

We will visit a Jade Factory for souvenirs, pass the old gold mining town Ross and enjoy the all uniting landscape with imposing mountains, green rain forest and the Tasman Sea to the right. In Franz Josef we will set up our sleeping quarters below the Franz Josef Glacier. Depending on the weather, there is the possibility for a helicopter flight with a landing on the famous glacier or weather independent to take a breathtaking quad tour in the rain forest.

arrow down Day 14: Franz Josef > Queenstown

TSS Earnslaw, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

Passing the Fox Glacier we will leave the Tasman Sea, cross the Haast Pass and reach Wanaka. A lonely mountain road leads us to the most exciting city of New Zealand, to Queenstown. After a breathtaking passage on the Lake Wakatipu we will have dinner in the Colonel's Homestead restaurant of the Walter Peak High Country Sheep farm and with a farm tour get a picture of the work on a New Zealand farm. The TSS Earnslaw, the oldest coal fueled steam ship of New Zealand, brings us afterwards back again to Queenstown.

arrow down Day 15: Queenstown > Te Anau

Bungee Jumping, Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand

In the morning there is action and sights to see: Starting with the popular bungee jumping off the historic Kawarau Bridge, up to para sailing and jet boat riding. Of course you can also spend your time with an abundant shopping tour in Queenstown, as our trip to Te Anau continues on in the early afternoon.

arrow down Day 16: Te Anau

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Today a world wonder is on the program, one of the most famous symbols of New Zealand: the Milford Sound in the rain-laden zone of New Zealand. Here we will take a cruise on the 16 kilometer long fjord to the Tasman Sea and at the same time take amazing photographs from penguins, sea lions, dolphins, sometimes even whales, as well as the most spectacular waterfalls in New Zealand.

arrow down Day 17: Te Anau > Invercargill

Albatross, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Bright and early the next morning we will continue our New Zealand trip to the nature island Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand. Here we can observe in untouched nature i.e. rare bird species and take a scooter tour. We have booked our overnight stay in Invercargill.

arrow down Day 18: Invercargill > Dunedin

The World's Fastest Indian

Surely most of you have heard of the cult film 'The World's Fastest Indian' with Anthony Hopkins. We will have a close up view of Burt Monro's original motorcycle today. Afterwards we head through the Catlins on to Dunedin. Several photo stops like the famous Nugget Point Lighthouse are on our way.

arrow down Day 19: Dunedin > Christchurch

Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand

On our last day we head toward Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. In the evening we will then have our traditional Farewell Dinner in which we can recap our adventure tour through New Zealand.

Learn more about this Guided Adventure Tour:

arrow down What's included - Pricing - Dates

What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Reuthers Tour Guide - trained and multilingual
* Travelling in comfortable Minibus
* 19x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room
* Luggage Transportation during the Tour
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture (in English)
* Reuthers Welcome Drink
* Welcome Dinner in Restaurant
* Farewell Dinner in Restaurant
* Maori Culture with Hangi Dinner
* Dinner Walter Peak High Country Farm
* Milford Sound Nature Cruise
* Steamship Passage TSS Earnslaw
* Ferry Wellington > Picton > Wellington
* Ferry Stewart Island
* Water Taxi Abel Tasman National Park
* Transfers Airport > Hotel > Airport
* Entrance Fees
* Reuthers Rewards

Dates:
There are still places available 5.Feb.-23.Feb.2024
There are still places available 4.Mar.-25.Mar.2024 (incl. XTRA Pack)
There are still places available 21.Oct.-8.Nov.2024
There are still places available 18.Nov.-6.Dec.2024
There are still places available 6.Jan.-24.Jan.2025
There are still places available 3.Feb.-21.Feb.2025
There are still places available 3.Mar.-24.Mar.2025 (incl. XTRA Pack)
There are still places available 20.Oct.-7.Nov.2025
There are still places available 17.Nov.-5.Dec.2025

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Of course the individual arrangement of private, group and VIP tours is also possible. Feel free to contact us.

Pricing:
Per Person = NZD 5585
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = NZD 305
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = NZD 1075

Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 105
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 115
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = NZD 205
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 105
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 115
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = NZD 205
Auckland Best Of - Sightseeing on Day 1 including additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 315
Auckland Best Of - Sightseeing on Day 1 including additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 325
Auckland Best Of - Sightseeing on Day 1 including additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = NZD 395
XTRA Package 3 Days Christchurch > Auckland = NZD 595
Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier = NZD 285
Quad Tour in Franz Josef (Rider) = NZD 185
Quad Tour in Franz Josef (Passenger) = NZD 135
Jet Boat Ride Kawarau River = NZD 155

All pricing payable in New Zealand Dollar.
3% Early Bird Discount (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% Golden Ager Discount (age at least 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 registrations made within one week, one common Payment of Balance)
Please note: The Total Discount for all applicable Discounts is a maximum of 10%.

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