14 Day New Zealand: Tip to Tip

12/22/2021 through 12/15/2022
10/04/2019 through 12/31/2022
Kensington Tours

14 Day New Zealand: Tip to Tip
A land of dynamic scenery and rich cultural history, New Zealand offers something for everyone. From shimmering night skies, sparkling waterfalls, and stunning fiordlands, this remote island paradise promises an adventure at every turn.

Your journey begins in stunning Queenstown, widely regarded as the “Adventure Capital of the World” and known as the gateway to the world-famous Mount Cook region. Journey through Frankton Arm and into the Wakatipu Basin, passing beautiful Lake Hayes, and into the mouth of the Kawarau Gorge, one of many filming locations for “The Lord of the Rings”. From there, visit the mist-shrouded fjords of Milford Sound. Board a comfortable vessel and set sail for awe-inspiring sights, taking in the incredible scenery of waterfalls, rainforest, and wildlife before boarding a scenic flight with alpine landing. Enjoy the thrills of an an exhilarating jet boat along the Dart River, feeling the rush during a high-speed ride before immersing yourself in the vegetation of ancient forest on a guided hike. Explore Mount Cook’s majestic Dark Sky Reserve, scanning the skies in a truly unique stargazing experience where the Southern Hemisphere’s night sky comes alive. In the active traveler paradise of Mount Cook, you’ll have the chance to explore the Tasman Glacier by boat with an expert guide and take a guided hike through Hooker Valley, home to some of New Zealand’s mightiest peaks.

Continue to Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city, and home to expanses of greenery and unspoiled nature. Take in the sights of this “Garden City” on a private guided adventure, followed by sampling delicious vintages in the Gibbston Valley wine region. Next you’ll discover why Auckland is called “The City of Sails”, experiencing its history, sights, insights into daily Aucklander life. Explore the twin headlands of Matiatia and Church Bay on beautiful Waiheke Island. On your way around the Matiatia headland, enjoy beautiful views of the Hauraki Gulf Islands, Great Barrier Island and the Coromandel, keeping alert for sea birds, native plants and, if you’re lucky, orcas. Then it’s on to the spectacular Bay of Islands to set sail on an epic catamaran adventure, observing the magic of dolphins in the wild. Further explore the spectacular bay with a day at leisure, unwinding amid spectacular beachfront and untouched views.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

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Day 1 Queenstown To Welcome
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Day 2 Queenstown
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Day 3 Queenstown
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Day 4 Queenstown
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Day 5 Queenstown To Mount Cook
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Day 6 Mount Cook
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Day 7 Mount Cook To Christchurch
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Day 8 Christchurch
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Day 9 Christchurch To Auckland
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Day 10 Auckland To Waiheke Island
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Day 11 Auckland To Bay of Islands
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Day 12 Bay of Islands
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Day 13 Bay of Islands
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Day 14 Bay of Islands
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