Australia New Zealand Jiji by Intrepid Travel

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new zealand south island explorer original 15 days ex christchurch departs selected sat sep to may itinerary day 1 christchurch known as the `garden city christchurch has a distinctly english ambience days 2-3 mount cook the spectacular aoraki cloud piercer to the plus local payment nz$200 physical culture shock maori or mount cook stands at 3,754m there are optional alpine walks in the area to suit all levels of fitness all with a stunning backdrop of mountains lakes streams and glaciers days 4-6 queenstown riding the skyline gondola for a postcard view of lake wakatipu is a must for any visitor others can hike by the lake or seek an adrenaline rush with bungee jumping jet boating or paragliding days 7-8 milford sound rudyard kipling called it the eighth wonder of the world you ll realise why as we kayak through the stunning fjords days 9-10 wanaka nestled between the southern alps and a pristine glacial lake wanaka is a haven for windsurfing rafting and canyoning for a quirky alternative tackle the maze at puzzling world days 11-12 franz josef glacier clamp on some crampons for a walk on franz josef glacier there is also time to cycle hike or simply relax against the forested backdrop of westland national park day 13 west country pub stock up on jade souvenirs at hokitika before enjoying some new zealand home-style cooking at the local pub days 14-15 christchurch delve into local history at arthur s pass and the otira valley before boarding the tranz alpine railway to christchurch accommodation hotels 2 nts motel 9 nts dormitory-style hostels 2 nts local pub with shared facilities 1 nt transport minibus coach train walking kayak group size max 12 meals 1 breakfast 1 dinner budget allow nz$600 for meals not included departs selected sat from sep to may traveller rating 4.73 out of 5 trip code ice trekking on franz josef glacier jeff barnard · enjoy dramatic scenery on mount cook · embrace the natural beauty of milford sound · go ice-trekking on franz josef glacier pss northern highlights original 15 days auckland to christchurch itinerary days 1-2 auckland visit some of the region s extinct volcanoes before immersing yourself in the city s unique blend of pacific flavours and thriving nightlife day 3 hahei dig plus local payment nz$200 physical culture shock your own thermal pool on hot water beach or check out the former maori `pa of te pare point day 4 lake rotoiti/rotorua experience warm hospitality and traditional food while learning about maori culture on the shores of lake rotoiti day 5 waitomo check out the limestone formations and glow worms of the waitomo caves later embark on an abseiling rockclimbing or walking expedition days 6-7 tongariro national park get in touch with nature and enjoy the ever-changing scenery in new zealand s first national park days 8-9 napier sample some of the region s renowned wines as we explore the wineries by bicycle back in napier head downtown for a glimpse of the city s art deco heritage days 10-11 wellington delve into the te papa museum or ride a cable car to the botanical gardens day 12 marlborough sounds bushwalk kayak or go fishing while taking in the picturesque views of marlborough sounds day 13 kaikoura teeming with marine life kaikoura is an animal-enthusiast s dream keep an eye out for sperm whales dolphins fur seals and wandering albatrosses days 14-15 christchurch check out the gothic architecture local crafts and maori carvings at the christchurch arts centre lake rotoiti marae accommodation hotels 8 nts `marae with shared facilities 1 nt dormitory-style hostel with shared facilities 5 nts transport minibus coach train bike walking ferry group size max 12 meals 1 breakfast 1 dinner budget allow nz$550 for meals not included departs selected wed jan to may 2007 and selected sat sep 2007 to may 2008 traveller rating 4.83 out of 5 2007 start 17 jan 31 jan 21 feb 07 mar 28 mar 11 apr 02 may finish 27 jan 10 feb 03 mar 17 mar 07 apr 21 apr 12 may 22 sep 06 oct 20 oct 03 nov 17 nov 01 dec 15 dec 29 dec 06 oct 20 oct 03 nov 17 nov 01 dec 15 dec 29 dec 12 jan 2008 12 jan 26 jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 mar 22 mar 05 apr 19 apr 26 jan 09 feb 23 feb 08 mar 22 mar 05 apr 19 apr 03 may · kayak in cathedral cove · experience warm maori hospitality on our `marae stay psn 103 trip code